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Obituaries Rona Falck

Rona Mae Falck, 84, formerly of Hurley, died Thursday, March 15, 2001 at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg.

Rona Mae Chadwick was born April 26, 1916 in Steen, MN, to Joseph and Wilamina (Krahling) Chadwick. She graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, and married Charles F. Falck on Dec. 8, 1935. Rona and her husband farmed north of Hurley for many years. Charles died in 1991.

Her parents, her husband, a sister, Dolores Chadwick, and a daughter, Paula Nelson, preceded her in death.

Survivors include three daughters: Nancy Adams, Paige Hansen, and Penny Sedelmier, all of Sioux Falls. Also surviving her are seven grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. Burial followed in BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

William Morrison

William D. Morrison, 85, of Yankton, died Friday, March 16, 2001, at Avera Sister James Nursing Home, Yankton.

A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, March 20 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, with the Rev. John Fischer officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Yankton, with military services provided by Ernest -owyer VFW Post No. 791.

Ray, Cantrell and Wintz Funeral Home, Yankton, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Morrison was born Aug. 14, 1915, at Wakonda to Frank and Mamie (Dillon) Morrison. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Wakonda. He attended Wakonda schools and graduated in 1934.

He joined the United States Army on May 7, 1942. He was taken prisoner of war for nine months at Bologna, Italy in 1944. He was discharged on Sept. 14, 1945, and then returned to the family farm that same year. He was married to Delores Bertleson in 1946. They lived in Arizona for a time.

On July 29, 1964, he married Viola Herrmann at Columbus, NE. He was employed by the South Dakota Human Services Center for 10 years, retiring in 1973.

He was a past president of the Wakonda American Legion, a lifetime member of the Yankton Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and playing with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife: Viola of Yankton; four daughters and their spouses: Cecelia and Dennis Ambroze, Patricia Hayden, Kay and Cliff Murray, and Michelle and Don Stoor, all of Phoenix, AZ; three step-daughters and their spouses: Linda and Larry May of Bassett, NE, Darla Nelson of Omaha, NE, and Nancy and Richard Kloucek of Scotland; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Marnie Michels

Marnie Michels, 82, formerly of Emery, died Saturday, March 17, 2001, in Phoenix, AZ.

Marnie Brown was born Dec. 23, 1918, in Parkston to Rudolph and Josephine (Fergen) Brown. She graduated from Parkston High School and attended Presentation College in Aberdeen, where she received her registered nursing degree. She worked as a pediatrics nursing supervisor at St. Joseph Hospital in Mitchell for several years.

She married Ronald Michels in November, 1942, in California. They moved to Emery after her husband's discharge from the military. She began spending winters in Scottsdale, AZ, in 1991, and moved there in 1994. Her husband died in 1960.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the St. Martin Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter: Mary Jo Davis of Scottsdale; two sons: Paul of Vermillion, and Steven of Evans, GA; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother: Karlyle of Melba, ID.

Funeral Mass was Thursday, March 22 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Emery, with burial in the church cemetery.

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