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Obituaries Adam Knutson

Adam T. Knutson, 17, Vermillion, died Saturday, March 11, 2000 at his home.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Church of Christ, Vermillion, with Rev. Steve Miller officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, rural Meckling.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born July 3, 1982, at Vermillion, to Thomas and Denise (Mollet) Knutson. He was a junior at Vermillion High School.

Adam was an honor roll student at Vermillion High School. He was a member of Bergen Lutheran Church and the United Church of Christ youth group. He was an active member of 4-H for several years and loved all animals. He was artistic and enjoyed woodworking. Adam participated in many sports and was an enthusiastic outdoorsman. Boating and skiing were two of his favorite activities. Adam also enjoyed helping with the farm work. Above all, Adam loved and appreciated his many friends.

He is survived by his parents: Thomas and Denise Knutson, Vermillion; one brother: Matt Knutson, Mankato, MN; maternal grandparents: Lyman and Frances Mollet, Burbank; and paternal grandparents: Betty and Earl Knutson, Vermillion.

He was preceded in death by one grandfather.

Memorials may be directed to the Adam T. Knutson Memorial Fund.

Shirley Carey

Shirley Ann Carey, 67, Vermillion, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000 at Sioux Valley Care Center, Vermillion.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the Rev. Elmer "Sandy" Aakre officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

She was born Aug. 10, 1932 to Hector and Frances (Wynn) Savoie, at Vermillion. She married Joseph Carey May 8, 1976 at Hub City. He died May 25, 1981.

She worked in the Custodial Department at The University of South Dakota. She lived most of her life in Vermillion, but lived several years in North Carolina.

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Vermillion.

She is survived by daughters: Jeanette (Joe) Bare, Trinity, NC, Violet (Ken) Zoss, Vermillion, LaJean Whitaker, Vermillion; son: Jack (Roxanne) Fitzler, Tripp; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister: Bonnie Leitru, Vermillion.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons: Billy Hanes and Herman Whitaker Jr.; and two daughters: Robin Hanes and Tammy Whitaker.

Fred Bradley

Fred Bradley, 61, of Vermillion, died Friday, March 10, 2000 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital in Vermillion.

Fred was born Dec. 13, 1938 in Herald, IL to Lee and Everall (Webb) Bradley. He was schooled in Illinois, and graduated from high school in Baltimore. He served in the army during Vietnam, and married Terri Brink on Aug. 31, 1979 in Amelia, LA. He worked as an oil field worker before moving to Vermillion. He was a member of the VFW in Raceland, LA.

Survivors include his wife: Terri, of Vermillion; two sons: Keith Bradley of Murpysboro, IL, and Jeremy Brink of Vermillion; and two daughters: Angela Bradley of Hernando, MI, and Julie Bradley of Le Mars, IA.

A granddaughter, Maggie Bradley, and several brothers and sisters also survive him.

Funeral services were Tuesday, March 14, at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion, with burial in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation began at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Norman Denker

Norman E. Denker, husband of Ella Thomsen who was a graduate of Wakonda High School, Class of 1946, died March 8, 2000 in California.

A memorial service was held March 13, 2000 in Hemet, CA with burial in Riverside, CA.

Ella Denker's address is 19755 Date Street, Lakeview, CA 92567.

Vera Herbold

Vera Maxine Herbold, 83, of Kingsley, IA, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center, Kingsley. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10 at the United Church of Christ (Congregational), Kingsley with Darla Rock officiating. Burial was in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation began after 2 p.m. Thursday, with family present after 5 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley.

Vera was born Nov. 13, 1916, rural Kingsley, the daughter of John and Anna (Nicodemus) Graham. She grew up in the Kingsley area graduating from Kingsley High School in 1934. She married Lavern Herbold Aug. 20, 1936. After their marriage they lived and farmed in Woodbury County until 1945 when they purchased a farm in Plymouth County north of Kingsley. They moved to Kingsley in 1974. Lavern died Oct. 10, 1997. Vera continued to live in the house until December of 1999 when she went to Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was a member of the former Church Of The Brethren located in Kingsley, Ladies Aid Group of the church, past Sunday school teacher, and a deaconess of the church. She helped her husband, Lavern, with treasurer duties for the church for 36 years. She was a member of the band and chorus boosters, and helped organize the hot lunch program at the Kingsley school.

She belonged to the Garfield Township Farm Bureau, and was a 4-H leader for a number of years. She enjoyed senior meals every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Pierson, IA and attended the Golden Circle in Kingsley. She belonged to the Garfield Township Farm Bureau.

Survivors include one daughter: Kay Powell of Vermillion; one son and his wife: Jerry and Lea Herbold of Kingsley; six grandchildren and their spouses: Vern and Sheila Powell, Ann Arbor, MI, Rhonda Powell, Houston, TX, Shennon Herbold, Overland Park, KS, Lance and Debra Herbold, Des Moines, IA, Dustin and Jody Herbold, Holstein, IA and Cozette and Scott Moffatt, Delavan, WI; and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Gladys Graham and Loretta Graham, both of Kingsley; and one brother-in-law: Milford Beeghly at the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center, Kingsley.

She was preceded in death by parents, her husband, Lavern, two sisters, three brothers and infant twin granddaughters.

Nels Nelsen

Nels W. Nelsen, 75, Yankton, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.

Funeral services were 2 p.m., Thursday, March 16 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Yankton with the Reverend David Gunderson officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Yankton. Military honors were provided by the Ernest-Bowyer V.F.W. Post No. 791.

Visitation was 1 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, at the Ray, Cantrell & Wintz Funeral Home, Yankton with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m.

Nels was born Jan. 23, 1925, to Abel and Minnie (Beck) Nelsen at Wakonda. He grew up and attended schools at Volin and was confirmed in the Volin Lutheran church. He worked as a caterpillar operator as a young man. He served in the Merchant Marines and the United States Army during World War II.

On June 1, 1946, he married Bette Larson at Volin. They lived in Volin where he owned and operated a service station and repair shop. They then moved to Yankton where he was a mechanic for general motors at the Cadillac and Oldsmobile dealership, Flint Motors. In 1956, they moved to Chicago where he was service manager at the Cadillac and Chevrolet dealership, Bierke Motors. They returned to Volin in 1961 and moved to Yankton in 1973. He retired as assistant superintendent of the Yankton County Highway Department.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Ernest-Bowyer V.F.W. Post No. 791 both of Yankton. He was a former member of the Lewis an Clark Camping Club. Nels loved his family and home. He enjoyed fishing and hunting as a young man and also playing cards and family dinners. He was a musician and played guitar, served as M.C., and sang at many dances.

Survivors include his wife: Bette of Yankton; sons: Doug Nelsen of Yankton and Dennis (Connie) Nelsen of Vermillion; grandchildren: Stacy Nelsen of Las Vegas, NV, Jeremy Nelsen of Mesquite, NV and Courtney Nelsen of Vermillion; a brother: Gary (Muriel) Nelsen of Naperville, IL and a sister: Verda Richmond of Yankton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Curtis and Leland Nelsen.

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