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Obituaries Annie K. Devine

Annie K. Devine, 82, of Wakonda, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Jenkins Living Center in Watertown.

Annie Glidden was born July 14, 1918, to Harold and Agnes Glidden in Valentine, NE. She spent her childhood with her brother, Joe, on a homestead along the Keyapaha River in Tripp County. In 1934, when her parents lost their homestead to the Depression, they moved to southeastern South Dakota where she graduated from Wakonda High School.

She married Thomas Devine, Oct. 14, 1940 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wakonda where she was an active participant for the next 50 years. Tom and Annie raised 15 children and farmed the Devine homestead until Tom's retirement; Annie was also active in the Wakonda PTA, Bethel Township voting polls, and other community organizations. But Annie will always be remembered for her devotion to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom and one brother Joe.

She is survived by eight daughters: Kathleen (Joseph) Karol, Ash Fork, AZ, Joan (Wayne) Berglund, Sandy, OR, Barbara (Lenny) Tischler, Santa Fe, NM, Diane (Leon/Chip) Hoeg, Bismarck, ND, Margo (Tom) McCue, Wakonda, Mary Jean (John) Ruane, Brookings, Donna (David) Tarver, Lynnwood, WA, and Ann Blanch Devine, Vermillion; seven sons: John (Lori) Devine, Wakonda, Brian (Mary) Devine, Lake Jackson, TX, Robert (Kathy) Devine, Sioux Falls, Joseph (Nancy) Devine, Bend, OR, and Patrick (Kathy) Devine, Litchfield, MN.

Other survivors include 47 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; six sisters-in-law: Grace Glidden, Wakonda, Mary Ellen Powell, Citrus Heights, CA, Monica Ballard and Veronica Heimes, Vermillion, Gerry Devine, Sioux Falls, and Madeline Devine, Sacramento, CA.

Funeral Mass was 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wakonda. Burial followed in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, rural Wakonda.

Visitation was at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, with a rosary and prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m., all at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the Tom and Ann Devine Scholarship Memorial Fund, care of Mount Marty College, 1105 W. 8th St., Yankton, SD 57078.

Hansen Funeral Home in Irene was in charge of arrangements.

Vera Ellen Hughes

Vera Ellen Hughes, 85, of Oregon City, OR, died in her home on Sunday, Oct. 15.

She was born to a family of eight children in Hebron, ND on Jan. 1, 1915 to Charles and Lydia Brase Senff. She was raised in Dazey, ND.

She married Orville J. Davis on July 26, 1932. She moved to Portland, OR in 1977 from Vermillion. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her sons: Gayle Davis, Vermillion, and Lonnie Davis, Oregon City, OR; daughters: Arlene Tiemann, Portland, OR, and Linda Archer, Oregon City, OR; a brother: Leon Senff, Scappoose, WA; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, Portland, OR. Interment followed at Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation was on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the March of Dimes. Services were under the direction of Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Portland.

Marvin Kjergaard

Marvin Kjergaard, 88, of Irene, died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000 at Sunset Manor Avera Nursing Home in Irene.

Marvin was born Nov. 19, 1911 in Irene to Otto and Helga (Olson) Kjergaard. He attended Rix rural school near Irene, and graduated from the South Dakota School of Agriculture at Brookings in 1931.

He married Pauline Jorgensen on June 10, 1938 in Yankton. They farmed near Irene, retiring in 1985 and moved into town.

He served nine years on the Viborg Co-op Oil, and the Scandinavian Co-op Creamery boards. He also served on the Turkey Valley Township board, as well as the Turkey Valley Lutheran Church board. He later served on the board at the Calvary Lutheran Church.

He was a charter member of the Bon Homme-Yankton Rural Water District board of directors, and took much pride in the reality of running water becoming available to rural areas. He enjoyed fishing, sports, reading, and playing cards. He was also a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church, and the Irene Senior Citizens Center.

Survivors include his wife: Pauline, Irene; one son, Lorie (Becky) of Lakeville, MN; two daughters: Marlene (William) Bayer, Wichita, KS, and LeAnn Kjergaard, Columbus, NE; four grandchildren; and one sister: Lylia Thomsen, Port Angeles, WA.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial followed in Turkey Valley Lutheran Cemetery, rural Irene.

Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hansen Funeral Home in Irene.

William Krause

William A. (Bill) Krause, 54, of Vermillion, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital in Vermillion from complications of multiple sclerosis.

Krause was born Feb. 16, 1946 in Madison to Melvin and Mildred (Schrooten) Krause. He attended Argonne Grade School in Argonne and moved from Miner County to the Wakonda area and graduated from Wakonda High School in 1964.

He married Martha Rice in Vermillion on Aug. 17, 1968. He worked as a custodian for The University of South Dakota in Vermillion for 17 years before retiring due to poor health in 1985.

He was a member of the Hillside Community Church in Vermillion.

Survivors include his mother: Mildred of Wakonda; his wife: Martha of Vermillion; two daughters: Karen Johnson of Sergeant Bluff, IA, and Gayle and Jasen Weber of Sioux Falls; a brother: Raymond and Sharlen Krause of Freeman; two sisters: Joanne and Ralph Wamsher of Watertown, and Susan Krause of Sioux Falls; and a grandson: Ryan Johnson.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Hillside Community Church in Vermillion. Burial followed in BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Memorials may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or the Hillside Community Church.

Lois Montgomery

Lois Montgomery, 83, of Vermillion died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion.

Lois Meisenholder was born July 21, 1917 in Kenmare, ND to B.A. and Louise (Koenig) Meisenholder. She graduated from Vermillion High School in 1935, and graduated from The University of South Dakota in 1939 with a BS in zoology.

She then attended the Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH, and received her master's in teaching.

She married Vincent E. Montgomery on July 10, 1942 in Vermillion. She worked as a school nurse in the Vermillion schools in 1950, before becoming a full-time mother. Vincent died in 1976.

Survivors include a son: Dave Montgomery and Jan Walter of Webster, WI; two

daughters: Ann Leamer and her husband, Jerry, of Redmond, WA, and Sue Wolken and her husband, Stephen, of Iowa City, IA; five grandchildren: Tony and Lance Leamer, Wendy Ruhde, Mark Wolken and Jeff Wolken; and a great-grandson: Nathan Ruhde.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Robert.

Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m., at the United Cemetery in Yankton. There was no visitation.

Memorials may be directed to the V.E. Montgomery Scholarship fund, c/o the USD School of Business, or the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospice.

Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

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