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Obituaries Irene Burton

Irene A. Burton, 90, Vermillion, died Saturday, July 31, 1999 in her home. Irene Anderson was born May 26, 1909 in rural Clay County, to J. Alfred and Selma E. (Hoyer) Anderson. She attended The University of South Dakota and received her bachelor of science degree in physical education in 1930. She taught as a graduate assistant in physical education at South Dakota State University from 1930-1931. She also taught physical education and English at Watertown High School from 1931-1932. She received her master of arts degree in zoology from The University of South Dakota in 1933. She worked at The University of South Dakota for 34 years, retiring in 1974 as registrar.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion, the USD Emeritus group, and the Who's Who in American Women. She was a past member of the Dakota Hospital Auxiliary, the Vermillion Civic Council, as well as a past 4-H leader and member. She was also very active in the AAUW.

She is survived by two daughters: Eleanor Fabricius of Vermillion, and Mrs. Tom (Dorothy) Lemonds of Brandon; two brothers: Clifton Anderson of Roswell, GA, and Sidney Anderson of Rockford, IL. Two sisters also survive her: Aldna Ufford of Pine Island, MN, and Olivia Peak of Yuba City, CA; four grandchildren: Julie Carlson, Jim Lemonds, Tanya Larson and Lee Anderson; and four great grandchildren: Kimberly and David Carlson, and Justin and Travis Larson.

Memorial services were 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion. Burial was at 10 a.m. Monday, at the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation was Sunday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the church, with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of the arrangements.

Leslie Larsen

Les Dean Larsen, 52, Menno, died, July 30, 1999 at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls.

Funeral services were Aug. 3 at Grace Lutheran Church, Menno, with the Rev. Leon Schulz and Deacon Bill Frankman officiating. Burial was in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Idylwilde, rural Freeman.

Les was born Feb. 19, 1947 in Sioux Falls, to John and Ethal (Holmes) Larsen. He grew up and spent most of his younger years in the Beresford and Vermillion areas. He was married to Catherine Bridgett of Sioux City IA, from 1967-1997. They were married in Sioux City. During their marriage they had six children.

Les enlisted in the United States Army where he served 12 years. He returned to South Dakota and settled in Menno where he worked at Anderson's Farm Store for 15 years. He then went on and worked at the Farmers Grain and Elevator in Menno for several years.

Survivors include his five children: Yvette (Ken) Fahy of Madison, Lori (Mike) Mullen of Madison, Jonnie (Crystal) Larsen of Idar-Oberstein, Germany, Chad (Crystal) Larsen of Scotland, and Mary Larsen of Menno; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents: John and Ethal Larsen, one son: William Larsen, and a granddaughter: Megan Larsen.

Delphus Millette

Delphus "Pat" Millette, 99, Sioux City, IA, died July 28, 1999 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

Services were held July 31 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home Chapel, with the Rev. Gerald Hartz officiating. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery, Jefferson. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Millette was born Nov. 28, 1899, in Salix, IA, the son of Louis and Agnes (Gregoire) Millette. He farmed in the Vermillion area from 1927 to 1966. He moved to Sioux City in 1971. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.

Survivors include nieces and nephews: Lillian Amundson, Robert Millette, Richard Millette of Vermillion; Sylvia Lynch of Burbank; Delphine Sirs and Amelia Connors of Sioux Falls; Cecilia Kenyon, Darlene La Carix, Edgar Allard, Ray Millette, Orval Millette, Betty Embrey, Lucille Richey Jr., Cyril Meyers, Lawrence Mansfield, Pat Mansfield and Vincent Mansfield, all from CA, John Mansfield and Leo Millette from Oregon, Teresa Marshall, IN, Evalin Klaijan and Albertine Bauerby of NE, Madonna Cook of Des Moines, IA, Lola Weller and Bonnie Belfrange of CO, Lloyd Mansfield of Tuscon, AZ, Donna Beauliew of Lake St. Louis, MO and Doris Taylor of Carson City, NV.

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