Obituaries Lauretta Holoch

Lauretta Holoch, 83, of Vermillion, died Friday, April 14, 2000 at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Lauretta Anna Lucas was born Jan. 25, 1917 in rural Utica, to Nicholas and Martha (Baerwadlt) Lucas. She attended rural Utica schools, and married Herbert Holoch April 21, 1942 in Yankton. Lauretta was a homemaker and farmed with her husband in the Gayville and Meckling area. She was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church, a past member of the Martha's, and also a member of the St. Agnes Altar Society. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, and she was known for her baking, especially her cookies.

Survivors include her husband: Herbert of Vermillion; and three sons: Allen and his wife, Jane, Duane and his wife Connie, and Harold and his wife June all of Vermillion. Also surviving her are two brothers: Arnold and his wife Betty, and Lloyd and his wife Darlene all of Yankton; and three sisters: Ethal Nysven, Clara and her husband Dennis Pietz, all of Yankton, and Darlene and her husband Orville Ellewein of Freeman; nine grandchildren: Ryan, David, Janells, Eric, John, Daniel, Jason, Zachary, Emily; and many nieces and nephews also survive her.

Visitation began at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. Funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at St. Agnes, burial followed at the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion.

Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd Lingberg

Lloyd Walter Lingberg, 83, Trinidad, TX, a retiree from Braniff Airlines after 35 years of service, died April 10, 2000 in his home following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 6, 1917 in Clay County to the late E.W. Lingberg and Florence (Peterson) Lingberg. He spent his early years on the original family homestead. While serving in the Army Air Corps in England during World War II, he met and married the former Catherine Burke of Ireland, July 4, 1945 in Preston, England.

After the war, he returned to the family homestead with his wife and their first child, only to be forced to give up farming after a serious accident that nearly took his life in 1952. He moved to Texas where he remained the rest of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two brothers. Survivors include four sons; one daughter; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother: Richard of Beresford; and one sister: Eleanor Christensen of Vermillion.

Lloyd was a member of VFW Post #4133 in which he held many offices and was commander for a number of years.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 14, with a Mass of Christian burial at St. Jude Roman Catholic Church, Gun Barrel City, TX. Interment followed the church service at Mankin Cemetery, with full military rites.

Viola Parish

Viola B. Parish, age 83, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Yankton, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at the Good Samaritan Village, Sioux Falls.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, at the Ray, Cantrell & Wintz Funeral Home, Yankton, with the Rev. Lawrence Hladky officiating. Burial was 3 p.m., Wednesday, at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, at Gregory.

Visitation was 1 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, at the Ray, Cantrell & Wintz Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Viola was born March 16, 1917, to Oscar and Carrie (Leach) Fesentbeck, at Danbury, IA. She grew up in Iowa and Minnesota before moving to Jamison, NE. Viola married Dale Parish on Oct. 9, 1937, at Gregory. They farmed at Jamison, then moved to Lake Andes and lived near Meckling for seven years. They lived for a brief time in Gillette, WY and Broadus, MT. Viola spent a good share of her life in Yankton. She enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening.

She attended the Assembly of God Church and later Abundant Life Ministries both of Yankton.

Survivors include her daughters: Jeanette (Dennis) Stucky of Sioux Falls, and Barbara (Lawrence) Hladky of Yankton; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother: Charles Stass of Gregory; and a sister: Gertrude Norris of Phoenix, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Felix Stass; her husband Dale Parish; her son, Warren Dale Parish; four brothers: Quentin, Elsie, Leonard and Phil; a sister, Ruby Fesentbeck; and an infant sister.

Velna Peterson

Velna A. Peterson, 88, Volin, died Thursday, April 13, 2000 at Sunset Manor, Irene.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the Rev. Lee Stadem officiating. Burial was in the Meckling Cemetery, Meckling.

Visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the family present at that time.

She was born Jan. 5, 1912, at Clear Creek Township, IA, to Roy E. and Bertha (Reinier) Wood. She lived in Olie, IA, as a child, then lived in Meckling (where she attended school), Kadoka, Yankton, Hurley and Volin.

She married Vern L. Peterson on Nov. 28, 1928. He died March 12, 1974. She lived the past four years in Sioux Falls and resided at Sunset Manor since December 1999.

She was the first woman butcher in South Dakota working at the Red Owl Grocery in Yankton. She was also a receptionist at the Yankton Senior Citizens Center and clerked at grocery and clothing stores.

She was a member of Faith United Lutheran Church, Volin.

She is survived by two daughters: B. Jean (Roy) Waugh, Hay Springs, NE, and B. Marjoe Peterson, Sioux Falls; one grandson: Terry Waugh, Hay Springs, NE; two granddaughters: Vicki Hall, Kansas City, MO, and Becky Peterson, Gayville; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister-in-law: Jaquetta Wood, ElCajon, CA; and numerous nieces an nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Virginia Mae Peterson, one grandson, Steven A. Waugh, two brothers, Willard and Glen Wood, and two sisters, Goldie Wolseth and Lilah Wendt.

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