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Obituaries Lucille Markus

Lucille Markus, 89, of Akron IA, died Saturday March 10, 2001 at the Akron Care Center. Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron, with Monsignor Richard Zenk officiating. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday, March 19, at St. Patick's Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.

Mrs. Markus was born Jan. 23, 1912 in Burbank, the daughter of Elwood and Annie (Quinn) Engle. She married Bernard Markus Nov. 9, 1932 in Vermillion. She attended school in Burbank and moved to Sioux City, IA after her marriage. In 1939, the couple moved to Akron to open a bakery. They owned bakeries in Akron, Hawarden, Sioux Falls and also a grocery store, restaurant, bar and pool hall in Akron. Mrs. Markus was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and Eagles Women's Auxiliary.

Mrs. Markus is survived by her husband; one daughter: Joyce Markus Lucken and her husband Frank; two grandchildren: Karen Bjorstrom and William Lucken; and two great-grandchildren: Amber Bjorstrom and Levi Lucken.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Hudson, Arthur and Enie and two sisters, Loretta and Hazel.

Hazel Stengel

Hazel L. Stengel, 89, Vermillion, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital, Vermillion.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 10 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the Rev. Joe Villalobos officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

She was born Jan. 26, 1912, at Harrisburg to Ernest and Anna Mary (Mumford) Hall. She graduated from Canton High School. She married William Stengel Aug. 3, 1929, at Sioux Falls. They lived in Vermillion since the late 1930s. She was a sales clerk with Newberry's Dime Store, Vermillion, for 35 years and retired in 1977. Her husband died March 5, 1992.

She is survived by two grandchildren: Mary Chicoine and William Hensley, both of Vermillion; brothers: Kenneth Hall, San Bernadino, CA, and Dale Hall, Veneta, OR; two great-grandchildren: Melissa L. Chicoine and James W. Hensley; and one great-great-granddaughter: Meghan G. Hensley.

Gene Tosch

Gene Tosch, 68, of Des

Moines, IA, died of a heart ailment Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001 at his home.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Tea.

Mr. Tosch was born in Lee Summit, MO, and had lived most of his life in Vermillion and Tea before moving to Des Moines in 1999.

He served in the US Army for two years, including a stint in Korea.

He married Joanne Hoffman on Nov. 28, 1954. He worked as a repair technician for U S West for 40 years before retiring in 1992. He was a volunteer fireman in Vermillion and Tea for nearly 40 years.

He is survived by a daughter: Debby Wylie of Des Moines, IA; two sons: Mike Tosch of Des Moines, IA and Tom Tosch of Sioux Falls; his mother: Eunice Tosch of Madison; a brother: William Tosch of Fort Collins, CO; a sister: Karen Campbell of Fairfield, CT; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joanne.

Phyllis Crichton

Phyllis F. Crichton, 53, Vermillion, died Sunday, March 11, 2001 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital, Vermillion.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. March 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Burial was in the BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was from 3 to 7:30 p.m. March 14 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the family present from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

She was born Oct. 28, 1947, at Wagner to Ray and Louise (Broderson) Kranig. She attended and graduated from Ravinia High School.

She was the secretary for The University of South Dakota book store for 15 years. She married Curtis Crichton Aug. 20, 1966, at Marty. She had lived in Vermillion since 1967. She retired from the USD book store in June 2000.

She was a member of the Vermillion Eagles Auxiliary, where she served in all the offices. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion.

She loved bowling, reading and doing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her husband: Curtis, Vermillion; two daughters: Sheli (Tracy) Peterson, Sioux Falls, and Staci Crichton, Vermillion; a son: Troy Crichton, Vermillion; five grandchildren; two sisters: Retta Blaha, Wagner, and Patty Countryman, Sioux Falls; two brothers: Charles Kranig, Cleghorn, IA, and Willard "Willy" Kranig, Greeley, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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