Obituaries Winifred Bridges

Winifred Bridges, 86, of Vermillion, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital in Vermillion.

Winifred Searle was born June 30, 1913 in Gateshead, England, to Henry and MaryAnn (Gardner) Searle. She married Arthur P. Bridges on Aug. 31, 1935 in Ealing, England. Winifred was a laborer most of her life. She had last worked in a rubber band factory on the assembly line. She and her husband moved from California to Vermillion in August of 1999.

She was a member of the Daughters of the British Empire.

Survivors include her husband: Arthur of Vermillion; one son: Norman P. Bridges and his wife Sandra of San Jose, CA; one daughter: Ann Van Beek of Sioux Falls; and one brother: James Searle of Southall, England. Seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren also survive her.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. A private family burial will follow at a later date. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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