Obituaries Norman Stene

Norman Stene, 89, of Volin, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2001 at the Sunset Manor Avera Nursing Home in Irene.

Mr. Stene was born Oct. 10, 1911 in Volin to August and Dina (Olson) Stene. He attended the McFarland Rural School District 70, and farmed his whole life in the Volin area. He loved farming, baseball, reading the newspaper, and playing dominoes.

Mr. Stene is survived by a sister, Lillian Elvina Stene of Irene. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Arthur Edvard, Olin Adolph, and Henry Olai, his wife, Wilma, and four sisters, Anna Magrete Stene, Ella Stene, Dolma Randine Stene, and Edna Elberta Stene.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Trondhjem Lutheran Church, rural Volin, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation began at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The Hansen Funeral Home in Irene was in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth GoBell

Kenneth E. GoBell, 68, Reedsburg, WI, formerly of Vermillion, died Aug. 27, 2001 at his home following a battle with cancer.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Burial with military rites will be at the BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 10, 1932, at Vermillion to Harold R. and Sarah A. (Brunick) GoBell. He married Mary Schluter July 31, 1976, at Vermillion. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post No. 350, Reedsburg.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary GoBell, Reedsburg; two daughters, Mary Louise (Richard) Schram of Illinois and Colleen (Larry) Kaschak of Illinois; four step-sons, Daniel (Patty) Schluter, Lyndon Station, WI, Dick (Kathline) Schluter, Lyndon Station, Dean (Claudia) Schluter of Germany, and Jeff (Brenda) Schluter, Fitchburg, MA; four grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; one brother, Russ GoBell, Burbank; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son.

Estella Andersen

Estella Andersen, 81, Yankton, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Medora, ND.

Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton, with the Rev. O.K. Anderson officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Centerville. The Ray, Cantrell & Wintz Funeral Home, Yankton, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Jan. 26, 1920, at rural Viborg to Hans and Anna (Andersen) Sorensen. She grew up at Viborg, graduating from Volin High School. She received her two-year teaching degree from Dakota State. She then taught rural school for one year.

On March 28, 1942, she married Arnold H. Andersen at Hartington, NE. They farmed in the Centerville area. Following her husband's death on June 15, 1973, she moved into Centerville. She worked for 19 years at the Centerville Good Samaritan Center. She also worked at the Rushmore Mountain Taffy Shop, Keystone. She moved to Yankton in 1985.

She enjoyed her children and grandchildren. She loved visiting, traveling, gardening, sewing, crocheting and new experiences.

She is survived by: her four children Kathryn (George) Stverak, Rapid City, James Andersen, Rapid City, Annette (Daniel) Wanwig, Gig Harbor, WA, and Charles (Margaret) Andersen, Yankton; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Everett Sorensen, Yankton; six sisters, Gladys Brown, Vermillion, Murial Aaen, Pierre, Lucille Mjoen, Yankton, Elaine Meyers, Crofton, NE, Darlene Hoxeng, Yankton, and Carolyn Zavadil, Crofton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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