Obituaries Mary 'Katie' Stewart

Mary "Katie" Stewart, 66, of Vermillion, died Sept. 4, 1999, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Mary Hood was born Oct. 12, 1932 in Vermillion, to John and Elmira (Nelson) Hood. She attended country school at Bloomingdale #16, and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1950. She married Donald Stewart on June 8, 1950 in Vermillion. She was in business in Vermillion for many years, which included the Vermillion Drive Inn and Stewart Oil and Tire. She was a member of the Eagle's Auxiliary and the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion.

Survivors include four sons: Steve and his wife Jane, Chuck and his wife Noreen, Todd and his wife Jenni, and Mike and his wife Polly, all of Vermillion; two daughters: Ann and Ron Schoellerman of Vermillion, and Kathy and Bob Devine of Sioux Falls; a brother: Bob Hood of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters: Glennis Stewart and Roberta Bensen, both of Vermillion, and Marge Moore of Temple City, CA; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, and a sister, Gaile Shelby.

Funeral services were at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, with burial in BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of the arrangements.

Herman Walraven

Herman Walraven, 89, Yankton, died Sept. 1, 1999, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 4, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton, with the Rev. O.K. Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Meckling Cemetery.

Ray-Lane Funeral Chapel, Yankton, was in charge of arrangements.

Herman was born March 5, 1910 to Charles and Marie (Pederson) Walraven at the family farm near Meckling. He grew up in rural Meckling and attended Meckling School. On May 15, 1929, he married Dorothy Berg at Mission Hill. He farmed in the Meckling area for 56 years before moving to Yankton in 1985.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton. He was Past Master of Incense Masonic Lodge No. 2, A.F. & A.M., Vermillion, a member of Yankton Elks Lodge, Vermillion Eagles Lodge and has life membership in the Senior Citizens at Yankton and Vermillion. He served on the Board of Clay County Farm Mutual Insurance from 1946 to 1976.

Survivors include his wife: Dorothy, Yankton; son: Warren (Helen) Walraven, Meckling; daughter: Dorothy Jean Deville, Yankton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Lewis Charles Walraven; three sisters; and a brother.

A memorial has been established to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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