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Obituaries Charles Brunick

Charles O'Neil Brunick, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

He was born June 14, 1913 in Vermillion to Alfred and Inga (Paulson) Brunick. He graduated from Meckling High School. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.

He married Ardis Knutson on June 14, 1947 in Meckling. He farmed for several years in Clay County. He retired in 1985 and they moved to Vermillion.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

In addition to his wife, survivors include three daughters: Cheryl Lundeen of Brandon, Jane (Dennis) DeSmet of Rapid City and Judy (Doug) Gjesdal of Harrisburg; two brothers: Sidney (Helen) of Vermillion and Ervin (Bess) of Sioux Falls; two sisters: Ardis Hammerquist of Bend, OR, and Natalie (Robert) Johnson of Vermillion; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Arnold.

Services were held Aug. 17 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, with burial in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

Laura Adele King

Laura Adele King, 84, of Elk Point, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999 at a Sioux City hospital.

Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at the United Parish Church in Elk Point with Rev. Dan Lozer officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation began at noon Aug. 20 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Elk Point until 4:30 p.m. with the visitation resuming at the church and an Eastern Star service taking place at 7 p.m.

Mrs. King was born Aug. 12, 1915 in rural Union County, the daughter of Albert C. and Edith Julia (Rosenbaum) Gilkison. She married George William King Jr. in Elk Point on March 10, 1937. The couple were life long residents of Elk Point, with Mrs. King being very active in Eastern Star, Cleverette Extension Club, ACB Club and Women's Fellowship Club of United Parish Church.

She was also a 4-H leader and acted as Sunday School superintendent. She was a member of the United Parish Church in Elk Point.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and three brothers. Survivors include two daughters: Karan A. King of Boca Raton, FL, and Carol L. La Brune, and her husband John of Dakota Dunes; five grandsons and two great-grandchildren.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to the United Parish Church of Elk Point.

Mildred Smith

Mildred F. Smith, 85, Vermillion, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 1999 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at First Baptist Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Elmer "Sandy" Aakre officiating. Burial was in the Plover Cemetery, Plover, IA.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Oct. 26, 1913 at Indianola, IA, to Fay and Catherine (Hollingsworth) Shafar. She graduated from Rodman High School, Rodman, IA.

She married Howard Lee Smith Dec. 29, 1934 at Laurens, IA. They moved to Rapid City in 1966. Her husband died July 16, 1984. She had lived in Vermillion for the past two years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Vermillion.

She is survived by three daughters: Roberta (Jack) Richardson, Surprise, AZ, Diane (Norman) Jacobsen, Vermillion, and Robin (Howard) May, Alpharetta, GA; one son: Phillip (Nancy) Smith, Rapid City; five sisters: Mary (George) Hypes, Armstrong, IA, Frances (Darrell) Dalton, Red Oak, IA, Mary Utsler, Florida, Betty (DeWayne) Priest, Emmetsburg, IA, and Ina Marshall, Bedford, IA; one brother: Ned (Delta) Shafar, Newton, KS; four grandchildren: Jessica and Joshua Smith, Erin and Kelli May; one step-grandson: G.W. Ruppert; and two step-great-grandchildren: Cassandra and Gregory Ruppert.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Matt Peters

Matt L. Peters, 89, Vermillion, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999 at Terrace Manor, Dell Rapids.

Services were held Aug. 16 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Don Imming officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Vermillion. Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 16, 1910 to Nick and Kate (Weins) Peters in White Lake. He attended White Lake Grade School. He married Ella Davis on Feb. 9, 1929, in Platte. After marriage he was a farmer in the Robey area until 1952. He then moved to Vermillion and was a meat cutter for Dean Packing and later for Tom & Bud's Supervalu.

He retired in 1982. After retiring, he began building dog houses and wishing wells as a hobby.

He is survived by four sons: Don (Pat) Peters, Castle Rock, CO, Keith (Lucille) Peters, Platte, Phil Peters, Plattesmouth, NE, and Jim (Judy) Peters, Dell Rapids; two daughters: Karen Miller, East Moline, IL, and Mary (Dudley) Haarsagger, Yankton; one sister: Lorraine (Julius) Plooster, Pukwana; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one son, Arlo.

Marilyn Wald

Marilyn Wald, 63, South San Francisco, CA, died Aug. 12, 1999 of leukemia.

She grew up in Meckling. While attending Creighton University in Omaha, NE, she met her husband Donald Wald, MD. She graduated from Creighton in 1957 as a registered nurse.

The couple moved to South San Francisco in 1963. She raised four children and worked with her husband at Seton Medical Center until his death in 1994. In retirement, she traveled the world and worked as a volunteer at Panorama Elementary School. She was very proud of her children, adored her grandchildren and always looked forward to the time spent with her family.

Survivors include a daughter: Elizabeth; two sons: Scott and Eric; sisters: Alyce Lolax and Joellen Shaffar; brothers: Michael and Charles Miller; daughters-in-law: Janie and Britta; and grandchildren: Cheyenne, Austin and Ava.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son David and her father and mother Harvey and Clara Miller.

Funeral Mass was held in South San Francisco on Aug. 16.

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