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Obituaries Eline Severson

Eline Christine Severson, 103, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at Morningside Manor, Alcester.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion. Visitation was Thursday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 7, 1897, at Hagen's Bend, Clay County, to Anders and Anna (Scott) Andersen. The family moved to Colorado when she was a small child. She attended school at Holyoke, CO. Her mother died when she was 13 years old, and she became a mother to her six siblings until her father remarried. She returned to South Dakota as a young lady.

She married Clarence Severson Aug. 27, 1923, in Vermillion. The couple farmed in the Vermillion area until retiring in 1962 and moving into Vermillion. He died July 1, 1985.

She lived in three centuries and had seen many changes such as a sod house, horsedrawn transportation to modern-day living and transportation. She lived in Vermillion until she broke a hip and moved to Morningside Manor, Alcester, where she lived for eight-and-a-half years.

She was a member of the Vermillion Senior Citizens and SD Century Club. She was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion.

She is survived by one son: Maurice (Annabelle) Severson, Vermillion; three grandchildren: Thomas G. (Mary), Rochester, MN, John M. (Janice), Sioux Falls, and Janet VanKirk, Parker; four great-grandchildren: Keifer and Kristin Severson and Justin and Rita VanKirk; and one sister: Anna A. Fields, Yankton.

Memorials may be directed to the Vermillion Senior Citizens or the BluffView Cemetery Association.

Paul Anderson

Paul A. H. Anderson, 92, of Sioux Falls, died Friday, May 18, 2001 at his residence.

Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 11, 1908 in rural Viborg to Andrew and Dorsine (Anderson) Anderson. He grew up on the family farm southeast of Freeman. In the early 1930s, he was employed by Gambles in Minneapolis, MN.

He married Myrtle I. Sletton on Sept. 15, 1936 in Irene. He ran the store at Morning Star, and in 1939, they moved to Dolton. He owned and operated Anderson Motor Company and Anderson Dry Goods Store. In 1951, he became a salesperson for Johnson and Company in St. Peter, MN. In 1956, he started his own wholesale clothing company, the Paul Anderson Company, which he owned and operated until his retirement.

He moved his business to Sioux Falls in 1960. His wife died in 1996. His hobby was farming.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.

Survivors include two sons: Wallace of Oracle, AZ, and Wayne of Sioux Falls; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother: Ervin and his wife, Ivy, of Yankton.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at the Spring Valley Lutheran Church rural Viborg. Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery, rural Freeman.

Hansen Funeral Home in Irene handled the arrangements.

Judith Hanson

Judith Hanson, 85, of Faribault, MN, died Sunday, May 20, 2001 at the District One Hospital in Faribault.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 23 at 2 p.m. at the Assemblies of God Church in Faribault with the Rev. Tomm Byrtus officiating. Interment was at the Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation was held at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault on Tuesday and Wednesday at the church prior to services.

Judith Charlotte Swee, the daughter of Magnus and Ella (Hovde) Swee, was born on Nov. 3, 1915 in Prairie Center Township, Clay County. She attended school there and graduated from University High School in 1934. On May 11, 1935 she married Victor Hanson in Parker. Mr. Hanson preceded her in death on April 18, 1995.

Mrs. Hanson and her husband farmed for many years in South Dakota before moving to Faribault on Nov. 6, 1956. She was active in her church and served as a Sunday school teacher and was also Women's Missionary Circle president. Judith worked at the Faribault Woolen Mill, Hammer Publishing Service and Gopher Shooter Supply Co. She also volunteered as a Pink Lady at District One Hospital for 10 years and volunteered with the American Red Cross.

She is survived by four children: Kenneth (and Dee) Hanson of Vermillion, Vivian (and Jerry) Downing of Cambridge, IL, Donna (and Jim) Newport of Faribault, and Mervin (and Carole) Hanson of Faribault; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Maynard (and Marilyn) Swee of Sioux Falls, Marvin (and Lorraine) Swee of Vermillion, and Verlyn (and Nancy) Swee of Holbrook, AZ; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a grandson, Dennis Hanson, her twin brother, Erling Swee and by three sisters: Leila Erickson, Berniece Tiltrum and Hazel Olson.

Carl Weisz

Memorial services for Carl C. Weisz, 88 , of Vermillion, who died on April 26, 2001, will be held at 2 p.m. May 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion.

Private family graveside services will be held at BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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