Obituaries Elizabeth Collins
Elizabeth M. Collins, 105, of Vermillion died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.
Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, with the Rev. Don Imming and Deacon Fred Reker officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Alton, IA. Visitation was 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion. There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the church.
Mrs. Collins was born Nov. 27, 1893, in Alton, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Mock) Kern. She attended Alton Grammar School.
She married Hiram E. Collins on March 28, 1921, in Minneota, MN. He died Jan. 27, 1936, in Sioux City.
She had been a resident of Vermillion for 71 years. She was employed as a cook with The University of South Dakota at Julian Hall, Alpha Tau Omega, Pi Beta Phi and for the Black Hills Playhouse cast.
She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Martha's Club and Vermillion Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors include four daughters: Fidelis Foster of Lakewood, CA, Zita and her husband, Laurence Cap of Keystone, Marcella Denison of Sioux City and Marilyn Greenwood of Gunnison, CO; a son and his wife, Harold and Ann Hancock of Yankton; 31 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Evelyn Diero; and two stepsons, Arthur and Victor Collins.
Jordan Peterson, age 10, died of cerebral palsy, Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton. Funeral services were 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Yankton, with Rev. Rodney Farke officiating. Burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitations was 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, at the Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton, with a scripture service at 7 p.m. Visitations resumed one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers were Chad Peterson, Greg Hunhoff, David Gustafson and Clay Gustafson.
Jordan was born June 17, 1989 in Yankton. She attended school in Yankton, Norfolk, and St. Helena NE. Jordan was receiving special education in her home. This summer Jordan received a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. She enjoyed listening to music and playing with her sisters. She will be remembered for her contagious smile, spontaneous laughing and her beautiful auburn hair.
Jordan is survived by her parents: Jeff and Meredith (Peterson) Hunhoff of rural Crofton, NE; two sisters: Reid and Kendra, both at home; maternal grandparents: John and Diane Peterson of Wakonda; paternal grandparents: Richard and Jean Hunhoff of Yankton; and aunts, uncles, and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents.