Obituaries

Obituaries Roger Strom

Roger H. Strom, 57, died Monday, July 23, 2001 at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Services were held Thursday, July 26, at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion, with burial in the Dalesburg Lutheran Cemetery. Wass Funeral Home, Beresford, was in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by: his wife, Sandy, of Centerville; one son, Layton, of Beresford; two daughters, Kristen Holland of Gregory, and Jennifer Williams of Sioux Falls; his mother, Josie Strom of Beresford; three brothers, Charles of Centerville, and Raymond and Philip, both of Beresford; three sisters, Elizabeth Hubbell, of Brandon, and Emilie Bak and Sarah Bonine, both of Beresford.

Dennis Stockland

Dennis W. Stockland, 57, of Beresford, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at his residence from natural causes.

Mr. Stockland was born in Montevideo, MN, to William and Christine (Larson) Stockland.

One uncle, one aunt and several cousins survive him.

Graveside services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at the Union Cemetery in Wakonda. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Sargent

Jerry Sargent, formerly of Vermillion, died in his home on June 16, 2001 in Palmdale, CA.

Mr. Sargent was born Jan. 28, 1936 in Vermillion. He was the son of Joseph and Myrtle Sargent. He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. From 1959-1965 he played in the Jerry DeWayne and the Gators band.

He also owned and operated Charlie's Pizza House from 1968-1972.

Survivors include: his wife, Deb; three daughters, Rebecca Beene of Vermillion, Melissa and Theresa of Corpus Christi, TX; and one son, Brad of Corpus Christi, TX.

Other survivors include: a step-daughter, Melanie Sargent; two brothers, Don of Rapid City, and Bob of California; one aunt, Mearl; his friend, Larry Mortensen; his wife, Gloria of Vermillion; 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Helmar Helgeson, a brother, Jim and his son, Kevin.

Wallace Chicoine

Wallace J. "Wally" Chicoine, 78, Vermillion, formerly of Jefferson, died Saturday, July 21, 2001 at Prairie Estates Care Center at Elk Point, following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. The Rev. Donald Imming officiated. Burial was in St. Peters Cemetery at Jefferson with the Rev. David Roehrich officiating.

He was born Sept. 28, 1922 at Jefferson, to Alex A. and Emma (Guillaume) Chicoine. He attended Murphy School District #27. He worked on the family farm until 1975 when he moved to Vermillion.

He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church at Vermillion, and a former member St. Peters Catholic Church at Jefferson. He was associated with South Eastern South Dakota Activity Center, and was a member of Senior Citizens of Vermillion.

He is survived by: three sisters, Veronica De Witt, Yankton, Teresa De Boise, Brookings, and Charlene and her husband Dick Merrill, McCook Lake; two brothers and their wives, Orville and Bette Chicoine, Des Moines, IA, and Alex G. and Dolores Chicoine, Jefferson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Rosemary and Bernadene.

Memorials may be directed to South Eastern South Dakota Activity Center or Hospice of Siouxland.

Stella Knutson

Stella J. Knutson, 86, Wakonda, died Friday, July 20, 2001 at Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home, Viborg.

Funeral services were held July 23 at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion, with the Rev. Elizabeth Johnson officiating. Burial was in Holland Cemetery, Centerville.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born May 20, 1915, at rural Wakonda to Severt and Gjertina (Egdeveit) Knutson. She attended Clay County rural schools and graduated from Wakonda High School in 1932. She married Palmer J. Knutson on June 11, 1947 in rural Wakonda. He died on March 11, 1996.

She taught rural school at Presho and Wakonda and was a farm wife. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion, WELCA, Monday Club and Lodi Club.

Survivors include: one daughter, Patricia Knutson, Wakonda; and one sister, Agnes Knutson, Hurley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Knut Inman Knutson, and one sister, Myrtle Knutson.

Orlo Tyler

Orlo Kline Tyler, 78, of Creston, IA, died Sunday, July 22, 2001 at Greater Community Hospital, Creston, IA.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25 at First United Methodist Church in Creston. The Rev. Clark Finchout and the Rev. Steve Miller officiated. Private burial services were held.

He born April 16, 1923 at Union County, IA, to Lyle and Amanda (Kline) Tyler. He graduated from Creston High School in 1941. He married Mary Jane Nissen on Feb. 14, 1945.

He farmed in Dodge Township and was a chartered life underwriter representing the Farm Bureau Insurance Company, then Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company for 36 years.

He was a member and served in leadership positions of the Union County Farm Bureau, the Union County Fair Board, the Creston Lions Club and the Republican party. He was an active member of the Dodge Center Methodist Church and the First United Methodist Church of Creston.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary Jane; three daughters, Susan Lura, Norman, OK, Mary Beth Smith, Des Moines, IA, and Jill (Steve) Miller, Vermillion; two sons, Tim (Denise), Dallas Center, IA, and Ned (Leslie), Creston, IA; one sister, Iris Young, Albuquerque, NM; and 15 grandchildren.

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