Obituaries

Obituaries Edward Aaen

Edward T. Aaen, 82, of Vermillion, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2001 at the Wakonda Heritage Manor in Wakonda.

Mr. Aaen was born Nov. 17, 1918 in Eagle Butte to Tore and Eline (Aghalt) Aaen. He entered the Army Hospital Corps in 1942, and after the service, he worked as a farm laborer in the Clay County area. He had entered the Heritage Manor in December.

Survivors include four sisters: Agnes Skaane of Columbus, OH, Edna Oursland of Volin, Lillian Olson of Mission Hill, and Hazel Aaen of Volin. Seven nieces also survive him.

Memorial services were 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Vermillion.

Alice Caddes

Alice O. Caddes died on Dec. 31, 2000 in Santa Rosa, CA at age 87.

She is survived by a son: Donald E. Caddes of Menlo Park, CA; a daughter: Katherine A. Caddes of Forestville, CA; a sister and brother: Schultz and Frank Lull, both of Apple Valley, CA; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Elmer E. Caddes, died in September 2000 and her son, Robert E. Caddes, died in 1987.

Alice Caddes was born in Vermillion, where she grew up. As a freshman at The University of South Dakota she met and fell in love with Mr. Caddes. Following marriage the couple moved to the Rosebud reservation, where they lived until Mr. Caddes was called to active duty with the South Dakota National Guard in 1941. He spent much of World War II in the South Pacific, during most of which time Mrs. Caddes and her sons lived in Gregory.

After WWII, she and her family returned to Vermillion, where her daughter was born, until Mr. Caddes was called to active duty in 1950 for the Korean War.

They then lived in Germany and a number of U.S. posts before entering a long period of active retirement, filled with travel, fishing, and grandchildren. This was capped by settling in Payson, AZ. Illness led them to California, closer to their surviving children, in 1999.

Elmer Caddes

Elmer E. Caddes, Lt. Col. US Army (Ret.) died Sept. 26, 2000 in Santa Rosa, CA at age 88.

He is survived by a son: Donald E. Caddes of Menlo Park, CA; a daughter: Katherine A. Caddes of Forestville, CA; two sisters: Helen McCreadie of Fennville, MI, and Sara Hamdorf of Marion, IA; four grandchildren: and five great-grandchildren. His son, Robert E. Caddes, died in 1987, and his wife, Alice, died Dec. 31, 2000.

Mr. Caddes was born in Olathe, CO and grew up near Gregory. He was a record-setting middle distance runner at The University of South Dakota in the early 1930s. Following marriage to Alice, he left USD to work as a surveyor and engineer on the Rosebud reservation, then was called to active duty with the South Dakota National Guard in 1941.

Mr. Caddes spent much of World War II in the South Pacific, including service as an infantry company commander in the invasions of Peleliu and Okinawa. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantryman's Badge, among other awards.

After WWII, he returned to USD, living in "Vet's Villa" and received his bachelor's degree in 1946. He served as city engineer of Vermillion until being called to active duty in 1950 for the Korean War. This time, he stayed in the Army, serving in Germany and a number of U.S. posts before retiring.

The Caddes' then enjoyed a long period of retirement, filled with travel, fishing, and grandchildren, capped by settling in Payson, AZ, where they were leaders in developing a senior center that became a vital part of that community. Illness led them to California, closer to their surviving children, in 1999.

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