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Obituaries Jacob 'Jake' Konstanz

Jacob "Jake" R. Konstanz, 87, Vermillion, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were 1 p.m. Monday at Hillside Community Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. L. James Tieszen officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home.

He was born March 20, 1912, at Tripp to Jacob and Fredericka (Schuler) Konstanz . He graduated from the Tripp schools. He lived in the Vermillion area for 50 years.

He married Viola Faust March 28, 1958, at Vermillion.

He worked for several farmers in the Vermillion area. He also drove truck for the Alfalfa Mill.

He is survived by his wife: Viola, of Vermillion; two daughters: Shirley Williams and LaDonna Wynn, both of Vermillion; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three brothers: Leo of Scotland, Ray of West Bend, WI, and Leonard of Sac City, IA; and three sisters: Sara Rousner and Freda Stevenson, both of West Bend, WI, and Rose Priman, Tripp.

Margarete Brandwein

Margarete B. Brandwein, 94, Vermillion, died Thursday, March 16, 2000 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services will be at a later date. Burial will be in the Danish Lutheran Cemetery, Gayville.

Arrangements are being handled by the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

She was born Aug. 9, 1905, in Ellrich, Germany, to Karl and Luise (Momberg) Opitz. She came to the United States in 1922 at the age of 17. She married Edward G. Brandwein on Nov. 25, 1925. After marriage, they lived in Chicago until 1942 when they moved to Itasca, IL. In 1950, they moved to Vermillion where they owned a hardware store. In 1953, they moved back to Illinois and then to Detroit, MI. They owned a plastic bag factory in Huntley, IL. They retired and moved to Lac Du Flambeau, WI, and wintered in Naples, FL.

She is survived by one daughter: Marrianne (Gerald) Jepsen, Meckling; one son: Edward (Erna) Brandwein, Huntley, IL; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister: Charlotte.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and one brother.

Idah Lee

Idah J. Lee, 86, of Wakonda, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, at Avera Wakonda Heritage Manor.

Funeral services were 11 a.m., Thursday, March 23 at the Ray, Cantrell & Wintz Funeral Home, Yankton, with the Rev. Raymond Francis officiating. Burial was in the Emery Community Cemetery.

Visitation was 1 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 22 at the Ray, Cantrell & Wintz Funeral Home, Yankton, with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. conducted by the Ivy Chapter No. 25, Order of the Eastern Star, Centerville.

Idah was born Oct. 4, 1913 to John and Anna (Tammen) Janssen at Emery. She grew up in Emery, graduating from the Emery High School. On Nov. 29, 1935, she married Raymond Lee at Madison. They farmed south of Alexandria until 1956, when they purchased Riverside Service Station south of Centerville. They operated the service station until moving to Gayville in 1982. Idah has been a resident of the Wakonda Heritage Manor since 1996.

She was a member of the Gayville-Volin United Meth-odist Church, the Eagles Lodge at Vermillion and the Ivy Chapter No. 25, Order of the Eastern Star at Centerville.

Survivors include her sons: James (Adel) Lee of Paramount, CA, Bill (Debbie) Lee of Mira Loma, CA, and Steven (Sherry) Lee of Kimberling City, MO; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister: Vylet Janssen of Pierre.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and three sisters.

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