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Obituaries Frances Anderson

Frances J. Anderson, 87, of Vermillion, died Thursday, April 27, 2000 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion.

Frances Osterkamp was born March 4, 1913 in Chattsworth, IA to Fred and Kate (Pfluger) Osterkamp. She married Wilson Anderson in 1938. He died in 1987. She worked for The University of South Dakota for a short time and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her brother Henry, and a sister Augusta Anderson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2, at First Baptist Church in Vermillion. Burial followed in BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion.

Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

Joe Chancellor

Joe Chancellor, 72, died Monday, May 1, 2000 at his home near Burbank after a long battle with cancer.

Joe Richard Chancellor was born in Scotland County, MO to John and Grace (Billups) Chancellor on Feb. 21, 1928. He attended rural schools, graduating from Memphis High School in 1945. After graduation, he attended classes at Northeast Missouri State University at Kirksville, MO. He taught in a rural school for one year. In the late 1940s he moved to Vermillion working as a farmhand. In 1954 the family returned to Missouri, where he worked for Mason Oil Company. They later returned to South Dakota. He also worked for Anderson Bros. Oil Company and as a foreman for the state highway department, retiring after 28 years.

In July 1949, he married Blanche Watson of Vermillion. They later divorced. In December 1989, he married Donna Mary Hanson of Vermillion.

He was a member of the Bergen Lutheran Church, rural Meckling, the Black Hills Hunt Club, a past member of the Eagle's Club and the Vermillion Volunteer Fire Department. He was a long time choir member of the Bergen Church.

He is survived by his wife: Donna Mary; three daughters: JoAnn (David) Stockland, Vermillion, Barbara (Tom) Zorr, Dell Rapids, and Janell (Loren) Smith, Rochester, MN; two sons: Richard (Barb), Cheyenne, WY, and Jerry (Lori), Ralston, NE; and 13 grandchildren.

He is also survived by six step-sons: Dennis (Kathy Chludzinski) Hanson, Seattle, WA, Scott (Jane) Hanson, Vermillion, Mark (Monica) Hanson and David (LaStella) Hanson, Eli, NE, Steve (Marcia) Hanson, Valentine, NE, and Doug (Nadine) Hanson, Gayville; two step-daughters: Teresa Hanson and Dawn (Jeff) Styles of Vermillion; 25 step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; three brothers: Miles (Bobbie), Memphis, MO, Lee (Deanie), Kirksville, MO, and Lyle (Sherry Erwing), Keokik, IA; three sisters: Mary (Merle) Norton, Olathe, KS, Kathleen (Dennis) Tripp, Volin, and Garnet Tripp, Kahoka, MO; a sister-in-law: Shirley Chancellor, Rutledge, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Max and Paul; a brother-in-law: Denver Tripp; and two grandchildren: Rhonda and Joseph Zorr.

A memorial service was held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5 at the Bergen Lutheran Church. Hansen Funeral Home, Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

Robert McDonald

Robert A. "Billy" McDonald, 56, of Sergeant Bluff, IA, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, at a Sioux City, IA, Hospital.

Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Larkin Morningside Funeral Home, Sioux City, with Rev. Glen Rachuy of Calvary Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

McDonald was born June 18, 1943, in Vermillion, the son of Lee and Irene (Delaney) McDonald. He was raised in Vermillion and moved to the Sioux City area 22 years ago.

He was employed with the maintenance department at IBP for 20 years. He then owned and operated Bob's Lawn Service.

He raised quarter horses and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

Survivors include his wife: Sharon; two sons: Ben of Dakota City, NE and Albert A. of Sioux City, IA; two daughters: Candie and her husband, Timothy Orban, of LeMars, IA, and Angel A. McDonald of Larabee, IA; six grandchildren: Taera, Travis and Morgan McDonald and Michael A., Sheldon W. and Brandon "Pete" Watterson; a stepgranddaughter: Samantha L. Orban; two brothers: Harold L. of Vermillion and Andy and his wife, Sue, of Meckling; and two sisters and their husbands: JoAnn and Jerry Mhore of Florence, CO, and Jennie and Harold Westin of Elk Point.

Marion George Slocum

A memorial service for Marion George Slocum will held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion at 7 p.m., Friday, May 12. After struggling with cancer, George died in his home in Liberty, MO on March 6, 2000.

George was born on May 12, 1918 in Ipswich. His parents, Marion and Marie Slocum, raised George in Vermillion, where he graduated from University High School in May, 1937. He attended The University of South Dakota in Vermillion. George married Shirley Ann Christopherson, his high school sweetheart, on Dec. 24, 1942 just before heading off to the Army Air Corps.

George is survived by his wife: Shirley of Liberty; his brother: Glenn of Whitewater, WI; three children: Craig Slocum of Peabody, MA, Margie S. Clark of New York, NY, and Marion George Slocum Jr. of Wichita KS; three grandsons: Jeffrey Slocum of Spotsylvania, VA Lee Slocum of Groveland, MA, and Christopher Clark of Boulder, CO; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Hospital Hospice (2525 Glenn Hendren Drive, Liberty, MO 64068), or Hosanna Lutheran Church Memorial Fund (7604 NE 84th Street, Kansas City, MO 64157), or to the American Cancer Society.

Stephen Thompson

Military honors and services will be held June 10 at 10 a.m. for Stephen L. Thompson. He is scheduled to be buried May 15, at 7 a.m. He will be one of the first in the new Dallas-Fort Worth (TX) National Cemetery.

Stephen L. Thompson, 65, Red Oak, TX, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1999 at Compass Hospital of Dallas, DeSoto, TX.

Stephen L. Thompson was born Dec. 31, 1933 in Denver, CO to James C. and Gladys Thompson.

Stephen married Joan (Danielson) Thompson on May 24, 1971 at Newton, KS. They had lived in Texas for the past 22 years.

Survivors include his wife: Joan; two sons: David Voigt of Tucson, AZ and Jay Voigt of Mapleton, IA; one daughter: Kelly Jo Klein of Lewisville, TX; 13 grandchildren and one cousin, Donna Stillman of Lakewood, CO.

Stephen was preceded in death by his prents, J.C. and Gladys Thompson and his younger brother, Dennis Thompson who died May, 1999.

Stephen was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled Veterans of America.

Funeral services were held Aug. 13, 1999, at the Red Oak Funeral Home.

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