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Obituaries Mabel Ronning

Mabel (Isakson) Ronning, 85, born Nov. 18, 1914, on a farm near Corsica, in rural Douglas County, died Feb. 15, 2000, at Manor Care in Altlanta, GA.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at Roseni Lutheran Church, rural Beresford, with Rev. Chad Brucklacher officiating. Interment was in Roseni Cemetery, rural Beresford.

Mabel attended elementary school in Douglas County. She then attended Augustana Academy in Canton and graduated from Stickney High School in 1933. She married Edgar Ronning Oct. 15, 1935. The couple farmed in the Alcester area until their retirement in 1975. Edgar passed away in 1985 and Mabel continued to live in the Nora community.

Mabel was an active member of the Roseni Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School for several years and was involved in many other church activities. She enjoyed working outside and especially liked to spend time in her flower garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edgar, two brothers: Alfred and Isak; and two sisters: Hannah Sveeggen and Lillian Hauert.

Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are her two sons: Harold and his wife Marydell of Alcester, and Melvin and his wife Doreen of Alcester; three daughters: Marlys Stensaas and her husband Richard of Vermillion, Marlene Bryar and her husband Michael of Atlanta, GA, and Mary Jo Kruse and her husband Bradley of Manson, IA; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; seven brothers: Oscar and Joseph of Sioux Falls, Conrad and Enoch of Corsica, John of Alcester, Harold of Stickney, and Alvin of Duncombe, IA; four sisters: Marie Munkvold of Yankton, Annie Sveeggen of Beresford, Clara Larson of Vermillion, and Alma Ronning of Lansing, MI; and many nieces and nephews.

Berniece Charrlin

Berniece M. Charrlin, 82, Vermillion, died Feb. 14, 2000 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were held Feb. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Arlyn Abrams officiating. Her body was donated to The University of South Dakota Medical School after funeral services.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born May 21, 1917, to Otto and Margaret (Readen) Peterson at Kaylor. She attended Wakonda schools. She did housework for several families in the area. She loved to cook. She married Burnell H. Charrlin May 28, 1938, at Vermillion. After marriage they moved to a farm near Vermillion and she lived there for 65 years. She also worked at the W.H. Over Museum doing cataloging in later years. He husband died in 1981.

She is survived by two sons: Robert (Lorraine) Charrlin, Omaha, NE, Allan (Jan) Charrlin, Beresford; three sisters: Marjorie (Raymond) Kibble, Ponoma, CA, Florence Larson, Mission Hill, Opal South, Sioux Falls; one brother: Richard Peterson, Vermillion; son-in-law: Bob Wood, Cincinnati, OH; a sister-in-law: Vera Anderson, Vermillion; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Mary Ann Wood, sisters Helen David and Esther Peterson and brothers Harold and Stuart Peterson.

Katherine Bechtold

Katherine "Kate" Bechtold, 86, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 at Devon Gables Health Care Center, Tucson, AZ.

Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at Cornerstone Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Randy Stoecker officiating. Burial was in Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion.

She was born Nov. 7, 1913, at Menno to Nicholaus and Sophia (Horst) Kost. She attended and graduated from Menno schools. She married Edward Bechtold on March 11, 1934, at Menno. She was a homemaker. Her husband died in 1977. She lived in Tucson for three years.

She was a member of the Cornerstone Church, Vermillion.

She is survived by four daughters: Joann Bechtold, Detroit, MI, Donna Talbott, Elk Point, Eleanor (Kelly J.) Mitchell, Tucson, AZ, and Adella Anderson, Tucson; two brothers: Dave and Carl Kost, both of Menno; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

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