Obituaries Edward 'Ed' Elliott
Edward "Ed" B. Elliott, 92, Vermillion, died Sunday, April 2, 2000 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Elmer "Sandy" Aakre officiating. Burial was in Little Sioux Township Cemetery, Smithland, IA.
Visitation was from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.
He was born Oct. 19, 1907, at Walthill, NE, to Charles and Ethel (Fellows) Elliott. The family moved to Vermillion from Walthill in 1925. He attended Walthill Schools and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1927. He married Emma Boardsen Dec. 21, 1936, at Chicago, IL.
The couple lived in California for five years where he was employed in building the Douglas Air Craft Building and also worked in the ship yards. They then moved back to Vermillion. He was the owner and operator of Elliott Electrical Company, Vermillion. He retired in 1970. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by his wife: Emma Elliott, Vermillion; and two sisters: Patricia Matthews, Laguna Hills, CA, and Bette Rosen Laguna, CA.
Marie Nelson, 95, of Wakonda, died Friday, March 31, 2000 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Wakonda.
Marie W. Fetzner was born Oct. 5, 1904 in Howard to Chris and Augusta (Rodhopt) Fetzner. She graduated from the Viborg High School in 1922. She took two years of nurses training at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, and on Sept. 4, 1924 she married Ertel Nelson in Sioux Falls. They farmed in Turner County until 1938, when the family moved to a farm northwest of Wakonda. They farmed in Star Township until retiring in 1971, and continued to live on the farm.
In 1989, they celebrated 65 years of marriage. Ertel died in January of 1990. Marie had her 90th birthday in 1994, in her home, and moved to the Wakonda Heritage Manor the following week.
She enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and was an award-winning ceramic painter until her hands failed her. While at the nursing home, she enjoyed reading and watching sports.
Survivors include her daughter: Mrs. Orville (Mary Ann) Loen of Rapid City; one son: Douglas and wife Dorothy of Fargo, ND; a daughter-in-law: Verna Nelson of Wakonda; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, her husband Ertel and two sons Ellwyn and Miles (Corky).
Funeral services were April 3, at the First Lutheran Church in Wakonda. Burial was in the Union Cemetery in rural Wakonda. Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.
Brett Michael Prosser, 19, Sioux City, IA, died unexpectedly April 1, 2000 in Sioux City.
Services were held April 5 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Lawler of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating. Burial was in Logan Park Cemetery.
Brett was born Aug. 20, 1980, in Sioux City, the son of Michael and Linda (Gates) Prosser. He was raised in Sioux City and attended Bryant Elementary School, Hoover Middle School and West High School.
He was currently employed as assistant manager at Little Chicago Deli. He was previously employed at the Sioux City Public Library.
He was a member of the Catholic faith. He was a member of the Siouxland Youth Choir, Scouting and held a black belt in Taekwando. He participated in baseball, golf and soccer and was an umpire for T-ball games.
Brett enjoyed music, fishing, drawing and animals. He wrote poetry and had his poetry published in Highlights Magazine.
Survivors include his parents: Michael and Linda of Sioux City; two sisters: Molly and Emma Prosser, both at home; paternal grandparents: James and Jean Ann Prosser of Vermillion; maternal grandparents: Harvey and Millie Burnham of Laurens, IA; and nine aunts and uncles, including: Dr. Gary and Sheila Prosser, Vermillion, and Dr. David and Laura Prosser, Sturgis; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dr. John T. Gates.