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Obituaries Phyllis Lambert

Phyllis L. Lambert, 75, Vermillion, died Aug. 5, 2000 at St. Luke's Medical Center, Sioux City, IA.

Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Burial was in Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born April 2, 1925, at Vermillion to George and Carrie (Christopherson) McDonald. She graduated from Vermillion High School in 1943. She married Vernon D. Lambert April 28, 1946, at Vermillion. After their marriage the couple lived in several places, including Turkey. Upon retiring they returned to Vermillion in 1984.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion.

She is survived by her husband: Vernon Lambert, Vermillion; two sons: Roger (Susan) Lambert, St. Paul MN, and Steve (Sheila) Lambert, Vermillion; one daughter: Brenda (Kevin) Schofield, White Bear Lake, MN; six grandchildren; and a sister-in-law: Eleanor McDonald, Fallbrook, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Burdette McDonald.

La Von Hanson

La Von Hanson, 66, of Meckling, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton from complications of cancer.

La Von Ryken was born Nov. 8, 1933 in rural Meckling to Adrian and Elsie (Leekly) Ryken. She attended Meckling schools, graduating from the Meckling High School in 1951. She married Clayton Hanson Dec. 30, 1951 in Meckling.

She was a member of the WELCA, and the Bergen Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband: Clayton of Meckling; a son: Calvin and his wife: Mary, Meckling; a daughter: Rena Brunick and her husband, Doug, Meckling; three grandsons: Doug Hanson, Dave Hanson and Mike Hanson; and a granddaughter: Laura Brunick.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Bergen Lutheran Church, rural Meckling. Burial followed in the Meckling Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Bergen Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

Inez Hult

Inez A. Hult, 89, died Aug. 3, 2000 at the Good Samaritan Center in Centerville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at Komstad Covenant Church, rural Centerville, with the Rev. Robert Freye officiating. Burial was in Komstad Cemetery, rural Centerville.

Inez was born July 24, 1911, in rural Union County, to Edward and Ida Mary (Christianson) Nelson. She was baptized in the Roseni Lutheran Church in rural Beresford. She moved with her family to Wibaux, MT in 1917, and later moved to Carlyle, MT where she received her education and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

Her family returned to the Beresford area in 1927 and Inez began working at the Bethesda Nursing Home. She married Carl Hult on May 1, 1931. The couple farmed the family farm southwest of Beresford in Clay County. Carl died in 1967 and Inez moved into Beresford where she lived until 1993 when she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Center in Centerville.

Inez was a member of the Komstad Covenant Church and was active in the Church Circle and the Ladies Aid. She taught Sunday School, summer Bible School, and sang in the church choir for many years. She was also a member of the Beresford VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Rebecca Lodge, the community Friendly Mixer Club and the Beresford Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Carl, her daughter, Beverly Evjen, her son-in-law, Clifford Evjen, one grandson in infancy, one great-grandson, three sisters, Mabel Peterson, Ardis Peterson, and Berniece Nelson, and two brothers, Norman and Carroll Nelson.

Survivors include her three sons: Leland (Bud) of Sioux Falls, Ronald of Parkston, and Denwood of Volin; her daughter: Marla Adrian of Belgrade, MN; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Thelma (Tillie) Nesland of Faith, Edna Myers of Seattle, WA, and Noreen Jensen of Rapid City; two brothers: Selmer (Sonny) Nelson of Berlin, Germany, and Kenneth Nelson of Franklin, IN; and many nieces and nephews.

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