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Obituaries Dustin Sundstrom

Dustin D. Sundstrom, 17, Vermillion, died Saturday, July 28, 2001, at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, from injuries sustained in an auto accident near Worthing.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Elmer Aakre officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion. Arrangements were under the direction of the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

He was born Jan. 4, 1984, at Canton, to David and Kim (Chamberlain) Sundstrom. He was going to be a senior at Vermillion High School. He had been employed at the Vermillion Civic Council for a year and was employed at the Vermillion Dollar Discount Store.

He is survived by: his parents, Kim and Jon Dimmick, Vermillion, and David Sundstrom, Beresford; a brother, Austin Martensen, and a sister, Jessica Martensen, Vermillion; grandparents Jim and Roxan Brown, and Jerald and Berniece Chamberlain, all of Vermillion, Wes and Aileen Sundstrom and Alan Abraham, Beresford, and Patsy and Dellis Dimmick, Elk Point; great-grandmother, Evelyn Abraham, Beresford; best friends, Josh Anthofer, Joel Merkwan and Cody Paulson; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Russell and Lela Emerson, Chester and Gladys Chamberlain and Russel Abraham.

Helen Bogard

Helen R. Bogard, 90, Vermillion, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion, with the Rev. Chad Brucklacher officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery, rural Centerville. Arrangements were under the direction of the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

She was born Feb. 2, 1911, in rural Beresford, to Andrew and Emma (Amundson) Sampson. On May 28, 1942, she married J. Duward Bogard at South Sioux City, NE. The couple lived in Sioux Falls and in 1952 they purchased a dry cleaning business in Flandreau. They operated the business for 24 years, retiring in 1976. They then moved to Beresford. Her husband died Dec. 24, 1997. In 1998, she moved to Vermillion.

She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church of rural Centerville, and had been a member of Dalesburg Lutheran Church since 1976.

She is survived by: three sisters-in-law, Clara Sampson, Vermillion, Bertha Bogard, Irvine, CA, and Denice Bogard, Sioux Falls; and six nephews, six nieces, several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister, Alice Larson, and three brothers, Ross, Orvie and Henry Sampson.

Roger Strom

Funeral services were held July 26 at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, Vermillion, for Roger Strom, who died July 23, 2001. Burial followed in Dalesburg Lutheran Cemetery.

Roger Herbie Paul Strom was born March 16, 1944 in Vermillion, to Herbie and Josie (Hansen) Strom.

He grew up on the family farm near Beresford. He attended Emmett rural school, graduated from Beresford High School in 1962 and attended South Dakota State University. He was a charter member of the Prairie Herdsman 4-H Club, active in Beresford FFA, elected FFA State Reporter and received the FFA American Farmer Degree. He served his country in the South Dakota Air National Guard from 1964 until his retirement in 1995. In 1998, he was elected Senior NCO of the Year.

Mr. Strom married Sandra Hoffman on Sept. 2, 1967 at Dalesburg Lutheran Church. They made their home on a farm near Centerville. Their lives were blessed with two daughters, a son, and two granddaughters. He enjoyed his family, friends, farming, listening to country music, bird watching, picking asparagus, cultivating, and working with his sheepdog Lady.

Throughout his life Mr. Strom served his family, community and country. He was a member of Dalesburg Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday School, held various offices and was presently serving on the finance and cemetery committees. He was a member of the original Clay Rural Water System board.

He was a member of Clay County Crop Improvement Association, Glenwood Township Board, Clay County Farm Bureau where he served as president, and State Extension Advisory Board. He was presently serving on the Clay County Fair Board, Clay County Conservation Board, and Clay-Union Electric Board. He most recently helped to frame legislation for a federal wetlands pilot project.

Survivors include: his wife Sandra; two daughters, Kristen Holland and her husband, Bryan, of Gregory, and Jennifer (Jenna) Williams and her husband, Steve, of Sioux Falls; a son, Layton Strom and his wife, Amy, of Beresford; his granddaughters, Eleah Ruth Fu Williams and Marina Ellynn Strom; his mother, Josie Strom, of Beresford; his father-in-law, Lawrence Pfaffenroth and wife, Dorothy, of Oshkosh, WI; three brothers, Charles Strom and his wife Jan, Raymond, and Philip and his wife Dorothy, all of Beresford; three sisters, Elizabeth Hubbell and her husband, Howard, of Brandon, Emilie Bak and her husband, Brad, and Sarah Bonine and her husband, Morris, both of Beresford; brother-in-law, Dwayne Hoffman, Santa Rosa, CA; sister-in-law, Kay White, Brookings; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and his mother-in-law, Nadine Pfaffenroth.

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