Obituaries

Obituaries Jordyn Olson

Jordyn Nicole Olson, 5-month-old daughter of Daren and Maria (Andersen) Olson, Vermillion, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Jordyn was born May 5, 1999 in Sioux City, IA.

Survivors include her parents and her sister, Tiffany Marie Kuester, all of Vermillion; her grandparents: Paul and Patty Anderson of Sioux City and Steve and Paula Olson of Britton; four uncles: Jason WainWright, Joe Andersen, and Paul Andersen Jr., all of Sioux City and Derrick Olson of Britton; and two aunts: Selinda WainWright and Heather Andersen, both of Sioux City. Also surviving her are two cousins, Jason WainWright Jr., and Eugene WainWright.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion. Burial followed in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Ollie-Ann Bursell

Ollie-Ann Bursell, who was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Vermillion, died July 7, 1999, in Lancaster, CA.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Walter Bursell; her mother, Emma Ellison; a daughter, Betty (Don) Darby of Palmdale, CA; three sons: Randy (Kim) of Auburn, CA, Ron (Susie) of Lone Pine, CA and Russell of Sunland, CA; a sister, Carol Larson of Palmdale, CA and brothers William Ellison of Palmdale, CA and Edward Ellison of Los Olivos, CA.

She is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ollie loved the outdoors. She will be greatly missed.

Dorothy Kortum

Dorothy (Simons) Kortum, 63, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999 at her home after a long struggle with cancer.

Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Gering (NE) First United Methodist Church. Interment was at Gering West Lawn Cemetery.

Dorothy was born April 30, 1936 to Frances (Smiley) and Willard Simons in Vermillion. She attended school in Vermillion, graduating in 1954. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and received her BA in January, 1958. She taught English and science in the Lincoln Public School system from 1958-1961. She taught English in the Gering Public School from 1962-1996, retiring in 1996.

Dorothy met her husband, Alfred, in an English class in college. They were married April 13, 1957 in Lincoln, NE. They lived in Lincoln until 1961 and then moved to Gering, where they lived until her death.

Survivors include her husband: Alfred; daughter: Sara; son: Phil; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Kal Simons and family of Vermillion.

Helen Manning

Services were held for Helen Henry Manning at 10 a.m. Oct. 15, 1999 at Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion. Mrs. Manning was born Helen Marie Henry in Sioux City, IA on Aug. 7, 1907. At the age of two, she moved with her parents to Henry, CO and then to the ranch of her grandfather, Martin Juzek, near Wood. When she entered school, she her brother and mother returned to Sioux City. When a teenager, Mrs. Manning drove the family including her mother, brother and stepfather to Hollywood, CA where her mother, Mamie Juzek, became a buyer at the Broadway Hollywood Department Store.

Mrs. Manning became a fashion model and she and her brother, George Henry, were in early Hollywood movies. Upon her return to Sioux City, she married John C. Manning and they moved to Sioux Falls where they had their family of three children.

After 15 years, Mr. Manning, an executive with the Morton Salt Company, was transferred and the family moved to Des Moines, IA and then to Omaha, NE. When Mr. Manning died in 1984, Mrs. Manning moved to Sedona, AZ, where she was a volunteer at the Art Barn and became the leader of the Sedona Hiking Club.

In 1989, she moved to Sarasota, FL.

Mrs. Manning died Sept. 18, 1999. Mrs. Manning is survived by her children: John C. Manning, Jr. of Belvidere, IL, Ann Manning Romens of Stoney Brook, NY, Margaret Manning Krug of New York City, NY; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

LaVern Swanson

LaVern Cecilia Dahlberg was born Feb. 7, 1915, at Dalesburg, to parents Joel and Minnie (Hedeen) Dahlberg and entered into death on Oct. 3, 1999 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Campus in Vermillion, South Dakota at the age of 84.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Oct. 7, 1999 at Dalesburg Baptist Church, Beresford. Burial was in Dalesburg Baptist Cemetery, Beresford.

LaVern married Hadley E. Lindstrom on Aug. 19, 1939 and they operated a family farm in the Dalesburg area until Hadley died on May 29, 1950. To this union two children were born, Larry R. Lindstrom and Dean R. Lindstrom. LaVern married John E. Ritter on June 15, 1952 and they farmed in the Riverside area of Centerville until John died on Aug. 19, 1960. On Aug. 14, 1976 LaVern married Dewey Swanson of Alcester and they lived in the Roseni area and Beresford until 1995 when she moved to Northwood Assisted Living in Vermillion and for the past three months at Sioux Valley Care Center in Vermillion.

LaVern graduated from the University of South Dakota High School in Vermillion in 1934. She graduated from Sioux Beauty Academy of Sioux City and worked in Elna's Beauty Shop and Ellis Beauty Shop in Sioux City and a beauty shop in Beresford. LaVern also worked at the University Food Service in Vermillion and as a nurse's aide at Dakota Hospital in Vermillion.

She was a member of the Dalesburg Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and was a member of the DBWC of the church. She also enjoyed playing the piano at Northwood Assisted Living Center for the residents.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands.

Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are her two sons: Larry R. Lindstrom and his wife Maren of Sioux City, IA and Dean R. Lindstrom and his wife Pearl of Beresford; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arlys Larson

Arlys F. Larson, 54, of Irene, died of heart failure Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 at her residence.

Arlys Faye Larson was born Nov. 2, 1944 at Viborg to Adolph and Fern (Saugstad) Larson. She grew up in the Irene area and attended Sletten Country School and Irene High School. She was baptized and confirmed at Meldal Lutheran Church. Until her death, she had been an employee of Avera Sunset Manor Nursing Home in the housekeeping department for 15 years.

She married Gary Eli on Sept. 30, 1962. Gary died in 1994.

Arlys enjoyed gardening, canning and baking. She also loved being with her grandchildren. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all.

Survivors include a special friend: Dave Chase of Irene; two sons: Wayne and special friend Lisa Klug of Yankton, Dean and wife Dawn Eli of Irene; one daughter: Mrs. Koalin (Wanda) Nelson of Irene; four grandchildren: Jessica, Daniel, Amanda and Nathaniel; two sisters: Deanne Eli of Irene and Jane Barta of Gayville.

Her father Adolph and one son Daniel preceded her in death.

Funeral services were Oct. 13 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Irene. Burial followed in the Vangen Cemetery at Mission Hill.

Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.

Leona A. Knudson

Leona A. Knudson, 84, Kelso, WA died Oct. 8, 1999 at St. John Medical Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1915 in Clay County. Her parents were Lawrence Nelson and Anna (Jensen) Nelson. She moved to Kelso, WA in 1947 from South Dakota. She was raised and educated in South Dakota. She married Clifford R. Knudson Dec. 17, 1937. Leona worked in various jobs from 1947-1974, retiring in 1974. She enjoyed her home, family and grandkids.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford R. Knudson, Kelso, WA; a son, Bob R. Knudson, Vancouver, WA; two daughters: Clarice L. Moon and Jeanene K. Fittro, both of Longview, WA; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999 at 1 p.m. at Steele Chapel. Interment was in Longview Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Community Home Health Hospice, P.O. Box 2067 Longview, WA 98632.

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