Obituaries Leola Christensen

Leola A. Christensen, 86, Vermillion, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Vermillion, with Rev. Elmer "Sandy" Aakre officiating. Burial was in the BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Sept. 27, 1913, at Vermillion to Matthew and Clara (Doane) Wynn. She attended Vermillion schools. She married Elmer Christensen March 25, 1946, at Vermillion. She was a homemaker. Her husband died July 9, 1964. She had resided at the Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point since December of 1997.

She is survived by three sons: Ronald (Sharon) Christensen, Canton, Robert Christensen, Bedford, OR, Marvin (Marilyn) Christensen, Sioux City, IA; two daughters: Alice (Ernie) Smart, Perris, CA, Darlene (Harry) Andre, Bloomington, MN; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, six sisters and two brothers.

Dorothy Hunter

Dorothy I. Hunter, 74, of Vermillion, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.

Dorothy Brown was born Dec. 18, 1925 in Vermillion, to Philip and Mary (Driver) Brown. She attended Vermillion schools, and married Ivan Hunter on Dec. 22, 1945 in South Sioux City, NE.

She was a past member of the Sunshine Club in Vermillion and the VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband: Ivan of Vermillion; two sons: Dennis of Meckling, and Perry of Minnesota; five daughters: Mrs. Dan (Cheryl) Kurtz of Papillion, NE, Mrs. Dick (Robyn) Jones of Vermillion, Phyllis Hunter of Tea, Mrs. Dan (Rhonda) Hart of Yankton, and Kelleen Hunter of Vermillion; 16 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and six brothers.

Services were Monday, Feb. 7 at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion.

Therese Manweiler

Therese Dawn (Kavanaugh) Manweiler 38, of Lawrence KS, died Jan, 29, 2000 at her home in Lawrence.

She was born March 11, 1961 at Lincoln NE, to James and Nina Kavanaugh. She married Jerry Manweiler May 30, 1987 at Hoisington, KS.

She was a graduate of Vermillion High School and received a graphics arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1987.

A resident of Lawrence, she was president of Fundamental Technology and a graphics designer at Interconnect Devices in Kansas City, KS.

Therese was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Survivors include her husband: Jerry; two daughters: Rebekah, 4, and Rachel, 1; three brothers: Mike of Las Vegas, NV, Charles of Rapid City and Dan Kavanaugh of Vermillion; three sisters: Anita Johns of American Falls, ID, Patricia Kavanaugh of Lawrence and Rosemary Schwartz of Agoura Hills, CA.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 2 at the Concordia Lutheran Church in Hoisington, KS. Burial was at the Hoisington City Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lutheran Childhood Center in Lawrence KS.

Vera Rosen

Vera (Hollingsworth) Rosen, 97, Vermillion, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at the BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

She was born June 11, 1902, at Lincoln, NE, to Thomas E. and Myrtle (Conger) Hollingsworth. She married Agnar Rosen in 1942. They operated a monument company in Fort Morgan, CO, for many years. After her husband's death in 1964, she operated the company for eight years. She moved to Vermillion in 1985.

She is survived by one brother: Rev. Thomas Hollingsworth, Ft. Worth, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

Janice Scheidel

Janice C. Scheidel, 79, of Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000 at Sioux Valley Hospital.

Janice C. Brunemeier was born Nov. 24, 1920 in Boxholm, IA. She grew up in many Iowa towns following her father's preaching assignments. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1945 with a degree in dietetics. On Oct. 17, 1947 she married Richard G. Scheidel in Boxholm. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1963 and she worked at various hospitals and nursing homes in southeastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota as a dietician. Her husband died in 1981.

She retired in 1988 and in 1991 she moved to Pierre. She returned to Sioux Falls in 1996 and lived the rest of her life at Dow-Rummel Village. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Sioux Falls, a former member of the American Dietetics Association, and was a former member of the East Side Presbyterian Church Choir.

Survivors include: a son, Dr. Donal Scheidel and wife Nancy of Vermillion and three grandsons.

Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, Sioux Falls. Visitation was Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. The family was present from 7 to 8 p.m. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Saturday in Ft. Dodge, IA at the North Lawn Cemetery.

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