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Obituaries Kay Schultz

Kay L. Schultz, 49, Vermillion, died Monday, July 10, 2000 at her residence.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion.

She was born June 6, 1951 at Sioux City, IA, to Wanitta (Watterson) and Charles Schultz Sr. She graduated from Sioux City schools and received a bachelor of arts degree from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City. She earned a master's degree from The University of South Dakota.

She started her Ph.D work at USD and spent one year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln doing Ph.D work, then returned to USD to finish. She was a math teacher at USD during that time.

Survivors include her parents of Sioux City; and two brothers: Charles Jr. and Kelly, both of Sioux City.

Edith Torkelson

Edith E. Torkelson, 81, of Frankfort, died July 5, 2000 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services were July 10, at United Methodist Church in Frankfort, with the Rev. Donald Barbalace officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery in Frankfort. Thelen Funeral Home, Redfield, was in charge of arrangements.

Edith was born July 28, 1918 at Doland, to Chester and Lois (Fryer) Seaman. She graduated from Doland High School in 1937. She married Thomas Herschel Torkelson June 29, 1939 at Doland. They lived in Dearborn, MI, Mitchell, Redfield, Wilmar, MN, and Doland, before moving to Frankfort in 1949. She worked as the Frankfort correspondent for the Redfield Press and sold Avon products for many years.

Edith was a member of the First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women and a 50-year member of Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading and playing cards.

Edith is survived by her husband: Thomas Herschel Torkelson of Frankfort; one son: Larry (Jane) Torkelson of Vermillion; two grandchildren: Tracy (Jeff) Ferguson of Shawnee, KS, and Jeff (Lisa) Torkelson of Denver, CO; and one great granddaughter: Taylor Ferguson of Shawnee, KS. Edith is also survived by three sisters: Ethel Wolner of Doland, Genevieve Maiefski of Rapid City, and Yvonne Sanders of Great Falls, MT; and one brother: Vincent Seaman of Rapid City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers.

Wilma Sippel

Wilma Jean Eberhard was born to Gladys and John Eberhard on Sept. 17, 1940 in Herrick. She spent her early years in Herrick and Oceola.

Later she moved to Huron, where she spent her school years. She attended Huron College and The University of South Dakota where she earned a master's degree in English and a minor in Spanish. She taught in Sydney, NE, Flandreau and Mission.

She married Joseph M. Sippel in 1965 and resided in Mission from 1965 to 1991 where she and Joseph raised their three children. When the children arrived, she became a full-time homemaker, was active in United Methodist Women, church, and cared for elderly parents.

In 1991 she and her husband retired to Vermillion. She succumbed to cancer after a year-long battle and died in her home on July 3, 2000.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel, and her parents. She is survived by her husband: Joseph; and three children: JoAnn (David) Buhl of Marquette, MI, Jonathan (Laura) Sippel of Plano, TX, Jozette (David) Knoff of Yankton and four granddaughters.

A memorial service was held at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion on July 6.

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