Obituaries

Obituaries Marion Shouse

Marion (Doohen) Shouse, 89, of Vermillion died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000 at her residence.

Marion Doohen was born Oct. 15, 1910 in Garryowen, on the third generation family farm, to John and Nora (Conran) Doohen. Marion graduated from Vermillion High School, and attended The University of South Dakota graduating in 1933 with a degree in education. She taught high school English in several towns in South Dakota. She married Wendell E. Shouse in 1937 in Garryowen.

She was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. She was also a charter member of the Vermillion Garden Club, and a life member of the Clay County Historical Society as well as a member of the USD Faculty Wives. She also enjoyed her volunteer work at the Vermillion Hospital and was a member of the auxiliary, as well as a longtime member of the Civic Council. Marion helped promote the building of the public restrooms in Vermillion and helped establish the Meals on Wheels program.

Survivors include her husband: Wendell of Vermillion; two sons: James Shouse of Boulder Creek, CA, and Thomas (Kay) Shouse of Plymouth, MN. A daughter, Mrs. Hal (Jean) Richardson of Los Altos, CA, and a sister, Mildred Engle of Vermillion, also survive her. Three grandchildren: Raymond Shouse of MN, Harry (Mary) Richardson of CA, and Nora (David) Richardson Weisenhorn of WA, and one great-grandchild, Erin Weisenhorn, also survive her.

Memorial Mass was at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you may consider one of the previous organizations, or the St. Agnes School tuition fund. The Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Johnson

Mary Harrington Johnson, 99, Vermillion, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion, with Rev. Don Imming officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. There was a 7 p.m. prayer service at the church.

She was born Jan. 23, 1901, in Union County to Arthur and Anice (Fritz) McConville. She attended high school in Akron, IA. She married Cecil H. Harrington Nov. 10, 1991. She was a homemaker.

She was a charter member of The Order of Martha's, Catholic Daughters, Altar Society and the Eagle's Auxiliary.

Survivors include one son: Cecil (Jonnie) Harrington, Vermillion; a step-daughter: Joanne Newberg, Sioux City, IA; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Her sister, Josephine Malloy, Vermillion, also survived her, but died Thursday, Aug. 24.

Josephine Malloy

Josephine M. Malloy, 92, Vermillion, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion with Rev. Don Imming officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m. Monday in the St. John's Cemetery, Beresford.

Visitation was from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. There was a 7 p.m. prayer service at the church.

She was born Sept. 23, 1907, in a sod house in a log bedroom at Linton, ND, to Arthur and Anice (Fritz) McConville. She graduated from Elk Point High School. She married Charles Malloy Feb. 18, 1930. He died March 25, 1954. She was employed at the East Dining Hall on The University of South Dakota campus.

She was a member of Catholic Daughters.

Survivors include two daughters: Pat Sedlacek, Sloan, IA, and Mary Jo Lundgren, Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Minnie Myer

Minnie E. (Hall) Myer, 90, Green Valley, AZ, formerly of Wakonda and Superior, WI, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, in Tucson, AZ.

Minnie Hall was born Oct. 31, 1909 in Wakonda to Herbert and Olga Hall and graduated from Wakonda High School in 1927. She graduated from Sioux Valley School of Nursing and was employed for many years in Superior Hospitals.

In the late 1940s she answered a call from her alma mater and returned to Sioux Valley Hospital to work in the polio wards during the epidemic at that time. She returned to Superior to finish her career.

Minnie was a long time member of Hope Congregational Church and The Home League at the Salvation Army.

She is survived by four children: Madeline (Andy) Bridge, Green Valley, AZ, Marilyn Iverson, Rice Lake, WI, Herbert (Mary Ellen) Hanson, Colwich, KS, and Thomas (Marge) Hanson, New Brighton, MN; two sisters: Evelyn Babb, Wakonda, and Ardiss (Jim) Dwyer, Vermillion; and one brother: Herbert Hall, Viborg; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, her parents, three brothers, George, Kermit and Lewis, and one sister, Elizabeth Everson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 2 in Rice Lake, WI.

Lloyd Moses

General Lloyd Roosevelt Moses, 95, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Memorial services were held Aug. 31 at the United Methodist Church, Vermillion. Interment was in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., with full military honors.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born in Rosebud Country. He attended a government elementary Indian school on White Thunder Creek and high school at Colome, 70 miles from his home. He taught in a one-room school in rural Tripp County, became deputy county superintendent of schools and participated in rodeo.

After graduating from The University of South Dakota in 1931, he was a chemistry instructor at Sioux Falls College and served several tours of active duty with the U.S. Army.

In World War II, he served in Europe both on the theater staff and in action with the 507th parachute regiment during the airborne assault across the Rhine in the spring of 1945.

He was assigned as post commander, Sendai, Japan; G-4 Logistics, IX U.S. Corps; and as Chief of the European Branch, Plans and Operation, Department of the Army general action officer for the Berlin Airlift and the development of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He graduated from the Army War College in 1951.

Under his command, the 31st Infantry Regiment, with the Republic of Columbia battalion attached, was engaged in the severe fighting for Triangle Hill in October 1952 during the Korean Conflict. For this and earlier actions, he was awarded both the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star.

He next served as Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander of XVI U.S. Corps in Japan in 1953-54 and Department Director on the faculty of the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS in 1955, just prior to his promotion to general officer rank. He then commanded Ft. Dix, NJ and the 69th Infantry Division.

Beginning in 1957, he was assigned the Southern Area command with headquarters in Munich, Germany and the U.S. Army Recreation Area complex in the Alps. He then assumed command of the 8th Infantry Division, the U.S. Army's only composite Infantry-Airborne division. It was an essential element of the NATO in as much as it was assigned an entire family of contingency plans for Europe, Africa and Middle East commensurate with its airborne capability.

His last military assignment was that of deputy commanding general, and later as commander of the U.S. Army units, both tactical and fixed establishments in 13 north central states. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1964 after 33 years of service.

He and his wife, Ruth, then moved to Vermillion. In 1967 he became affiliated with USD and was made director of the Institute of Indian Studies. He enjoyed working with the Sioux people and he was made a chief of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe July 4, 1963, and given the Indian name of Tokaha Wast Wicasha (good leader).

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Memorials may be directed to the USD Foundation for Scholarships, Clay County Historical Society, the United Methodist Church, or the Vermillion Senior Citizens Center.

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