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Obituaries Marion Hanson

Marion L. Hanson, 74, Flandreau, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001 at Veterans Hospital, Sioux Falls.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 6 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. Burial, with graveside services conducted by VFW Post No. 3061 of Vermillion, was in the Meckling Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 26, 1926, at Meckling, to Hans and Clara (Myron) Hanson. He graduated from Meckling High School. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1947 during World War II.

He married Shirley Strong and moved to Wyoming after he was discharged from the Navy. He was a laborer for Standard Oil Co. in Wyoming.

He is survived by son: Mark Hanson, Sioux City, IA; two daughters: Debbie Argast, Garrett, IN, and Cindy Schanke, Allen, TX; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Melvie Brunick, of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and eight brothers and sisters.

Doyle Jongeward Sr.

Doyle L. Jongeward Sr., 54, Yankton, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001 at the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 11 at the First Baptist Church in Vermillion, with the Rev. Elmer "Sandy" Aakre officiating. Burial was in the Meckling Cemetery.

Visitation was from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. The family was present from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was born Oct. 19, 1946 at Carthage to Peter and Bethel (Snedeker) Jongeward. He attended schools in Carthage and in California.

He lived in Vermillion for 20 years where he was a mechanic for the Gors Service Station. He later worked as a truck mechanic with John Seigel. He had lived in Yankton for the past three years.

He is survived by his mother: Bethel Bak, Yankton; four sons: Keith Jongeward Sr., Doyle Jongeward Jr., Josh Hansen, all of Vermillion, and Robert Jongeward, Yankton; a daughter: Wendy Jongeward, Yankton; a fianc�: Christine Carter and her children, Savannah and John Allen of Yankton; a brother: Vern Eidsness, Sioux Falls; six sisters: Juanita Micheel, Pierre, Pam Styles, Sioux Falls, Bonnie Coffman, Gayville, Jo Mule, Canyon City, CO, and Jackie and Susan Jongeward, both of Madison; and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Betty, and a grandson, Keith Jr.

Louise Kozak

Louise Kozak, 86, Lake Andes, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001 at the Avera St. Benedict Hospital, Parkston.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Lake Andes, with burial in the church cemetery, Lake Andes.

Visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Clements-Wiese Funeral Home, Lake Andes. There was also a 7 p.m. prayer service Jan. 7 at the church.

She was born Nov. 16, 1914 to Frank and Frances (Meis) Jaeger in Geddes. She attended St. Ann's Catholic Grade School in Geddes. She married John Kozak in Geddes in June 1939. Her husband died in March 1963.

She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, St. Mark's Altar Society, a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America and a member of a local 500 Card Club.

She will long be remembered for her pastime making potholders. Over the years she made more than 2,500 potholders and gave them as gifts to friends and acquaintances in nearly every state in the nation and several foreign countries.

Survivors include four children: Thomas Kozak, Louisville, KY, Lois (Gene) Slaba, Geddes, Roger (Patricia) Kozak, Vermillion, and Jane (Ron) Rada, LaCrosse, WI; four grandchildren: Mark Slaba, Lynne Collins, Joan Trahen and John Slaba; three great-grandchildren: Brenden and Reece Trahan and Sam Collins; three brothers: Joe Jaeger, Geddes, Charles Jaeger, El Jebel, CO and Harold Jaeger, Geddes; and three sisters: Helen Mushitz, Geddes, Martha Andersen, Aplington, IA, and Peggy Summerville, Platte.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers.

Esther Salter

Esther A. Salter, 85, Sherrard, IL, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001 at Hays Manor in Sherrard.

Visitation was held, Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home in Orion, IL. Graveside committal services in the family plot followed at the Center Grove Cemetery, Kirkwood, IL.

Esther A. Moffitt was born June 3, 1915 in Grangeville, ID, the daughter of Clyde and Rosa Hintermeister Moffitt. She married Woodrow Salter Aug. 12, 1938, in Burlington, IA. He preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1990.

Esther was a teacher and spent most of her career in elementary and special education. She taught at Record School, Hopper School, Liberty School, Stronghurst School, Monmouth Junior High and Sherrard Junior High School.

Survivors include two daughters: Rosellen Roegiers (Chuck), Vermillion, and Mary McAllister (Francis), Burlington, IA; two sons: John Salter (Nancy), Geneseo, IL, and Frank Salter (Donna), Hannibal, MO; a foster daughter: Judithe Kohrs (Dick), Andover, IL; 10 grandchildren: Charles B. Roegiers, Leigh Ann Roegiers Dilley, Dawn Roegiers Martinez, Douglas Roegiers, Sherrie Salter Koch, Michael Salter, Thad Salter, Melissa Salter Steen, Christy McAllister and John McAllister; five foster grandchildren: Mark Kohrs, Jeffery Kohrs, Terri Kohrs Stewart, Michael Kohrs, and Tonya Kohrs Barker; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Russell Moffitt, Gilson, IL and Emery Moffitt, Reno, NV; and two sisters: Helen Cole, Reno, NV, and Rosalie Melvin, Oquawka, IL; and several cousins.

In addition to her husband, preceding her in death were her parents, one brother and one sister.

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