Obituaries

Obituaries Viola Johnson

Viola Maude Johnson, 82, of Sioux City IA, died Monday, July 30, 2001 at St. Mary's hospital at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Private family services were held Saturday, Aug. 4 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion, with the Rev. David Fechner officiating. Burial followed in Vermillion.

Mrs. Johnson was born June 17, 1919 in Akron, IA. She was the daughter of Joseph and Lillian Maude. She grew up in the rural Vermillion area and attended high school in Vermillion. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Johnson.

Survivors include: three daughters and their husbands, Carolyn Lea Drew Henjes and her husband Vernon of Sioux City, Judy Ann Drew Rehurek and her husband Larry of Sioux City, and Marolyn Jo Drew Armstrong and her husband Richard; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church of Sioux City. A memorial for her has been established at Faith Lutheran Church, Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City.

Daniel Alkire Sr.

Daniel S. Alkire Sr., 58, formerly of Vermillion, died Tuesday, Aug., 28, 2001, at his home in Northfork, CA.

Graveside services will be Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. at BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion. Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Mount

Roy A. Mount, 91, Vermillion, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were held Sept. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

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

He was born Aug. 2, 1910, in Clay County to William and Louise (Iverson) Mount. He attended Clay County rural schools. He married Hazel Uecker in October 1932. She died March 4, 1966. He worked as Vermillion street department superintendent for 25 years. He retired in 1978.

He was a former member of Vermillion Eagles, Vermillion Fire Department and the Coyote Snow Runners. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

He is survived by: one daughter, Judy (Buzz) Sullivan, Burbank; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sons, Duane and Roger, one sister, Alice Erickson, and four brothers, Harvey Sr., Harold "Babe," Clarence "Click," and Charlie.

Clayton Pederson

Clayton Howard Pederson, the son of Paul and Wendy Pederson of Vermillion, was stillborn Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at Sioux Valley Medical Center, Sioux Falls.

Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at the United Church of Christ, Vermillion, with the Rev. Steve Miller officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

He is survived by: his parents; grandparents Rick and Marilyn Pederson of Sumner, IA, and Bob and Marsha Levisay of West Des Moines, IA; and great-grandparents Charles and Janet Richardson of Mason City, IA, Jane Levisay of Ponca, NE, Marian Pederson of Arlington, and Phyllis Bohen of Mesa, AZ.

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

Clifford Manley

Clifford M. Manley, 88, Vermillion, died Sept. 3, 2001, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

A prayer service was held Sept. 5 at the United Methodist Church in Vermillion, followed by a Masonic service and an Eastern Star service. Funeral services were held Sept. 6 at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brook McBride officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion. Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Manley was born Nov. 5, 1912 in Esmond, to Myron and Bessie (Grotta) Manley. He attended DeSmet High School and Duluth (MN) Junior College. He earned his bachelor of science degree at South Dakota State University, and his master's degree from Colorado University.

He married Helen Dempster on June 3, 1942 in Springfield. He was a member of the U.S. Signal Corps, stationed in India, and attained the rank of captain.

He was superintendent at Hetland and Wentworth high schools, and was a science teacher and principal at Vermillion High School. He retired in 1977.

He was a member of Incense Masonic Lodge #2, Juno Chapter OES, and American Legion. He had been a Lions Club member since 1952, in which he held a number of offices.

He is survived by: his wife, Helen; two sons, Dr. Myrl Manley, Brooklyn, NY, and Douglas (Gosia) Manley, Chicago, IL; one son-in-law, Allan Jones, Brookings; three brothers, Irwin, Santa Maria, CA, Don, Lincoln, NE, and Dale, Arlington; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Randall Iacino

Randall Craig Iacino, 59, Vermillion, died Sept. 1, 2001, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Mr. Iacino was born June 17, 1942 in Denver to Frank I. and Ella (Goodson) Iacino. He attended Muller College for holistic studies and was a child care provider. He served for two years in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Buddist faith.

He was a wonderful father, musician, healer and a friend to all. He loved life and was always willing to learn and give.

He is survived by: three sons, Craig Rohlas, Denver, and Noah and Aaron of Vermillion; one daughter, Alicia Iacino, Vermillion; his mother Ella Iacino, Denver; one sister, Barbara Iacino and one brother Fred Iacino, both of Denver; and one grandson, Jared Angelo Iacino, Vermillion.

Mr. Iacino was cremated and the ashes were taken to Denver for interment. Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

Eldon Lunning

Eldon Lunning, 68, Centerville, died Aug. 27, 2001 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 30 at Scandia Lutheran Church, Centerville. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Centerville, with military graveside rites courtesy of Centerville Frank Holcomb American Legion Post #43.

He was born Dec. 4, 1932 in Lincoln County, rural Centerville, to Carl and Mabel (Dubois) Lunning.

He attended his first year of grade school in Centerville, then finished grade school in Rose Cottage and Morning Star rural schools. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1950. After high school he helped his father on the family farm. He then joined the United States Air Force; after serving for one year he was honorably discharged and returned to the Centerville area.

On Oct. 23, 1955, Mr. Lunning married Ardis Jorgensen. The couple farmed in the rural Centerville area until 1984, then they moved into town. He was currently employed at The University of South Dakota as a custodian.

Mr. Lunning was baptized and confirmed at Scandia Lutheran Church where he was still an active member. Among his hobbies and interests were fishing, carpentry work and changing bike tires, but most of all he loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Vivian and Delores.

He is survived by: his wife, Ardis of Centerville; four children, Starla Adamson and her husband, John, Sandy Johnson of Sioux Falls, Roger Lunning and his wife, Janet, of Mildenhall RAF, UK, and Loren Lunning and his wife, Jessie, of Centerville; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Lavona Voog and her husband, Martin, of Centerville, Eloise Snoozy of South Shore, and Marlys Peterson and her husband, Don, of Yankton; a brother-in-law, Elayton Vasgaard; a father-in-law, Orvald Jorgensen; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Mary Lickfelt

Mass of Christian burial for Mary Magdalene Lickfelt, 89, of Aberdeen was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, Aberdeen, was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lickfelt died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001 at Avera Mother Joseph Manor.

Mary Magdalene Dewald was born on a farm six miles east of Bowdle on July 3, 1912 to Anton and Dorothea (Thomas) Dewald. She grew up there and attended SW Cottonwood School #10 through the eighth grade.

She married Maynard Lickfelt on Nov. 15, 1937, in Bowdle. They lived in Bowdle for two years and then moved to a farm nine miles south of Bowdle. In 1945 they moved to a farm five miles east of Bowdle where they farmed until 1956 when they left the farming business and moved to Aberdeen.

In Aberdeen, Mary was employed as alterations lady for Jo Rich's Apparel, at Northwest Fabric and Mrs. Blow's Sewing Center and later as a switchboard operator at Presentation Heights. She retired in 1975 but continued to do alterations work in her home for the next 26 years.

She was most proud of all the wedding dresses she created. She made the dresses for two of her daughters-in-law as well as more than 30 others. The last wedding dress she made was in 1992 for her granddaughter, Stephenie.

Among her favorite hobbies was playing bridge. She could be found at a different bridge club almost every day during her retirement years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Altar Society, The Moose Lodge, RSVP Kitchen Band, American Legion Auxiliary, the Eagles Club, Aberdeen Senior Center and VFW Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1975, two sisters, and one brother.

Surviving are: three sons, Larry J. (Joyce) Lickfelt of Vermillion, Fulton (Donna) Lickfelt of Aberdeen, and Ronald (Margie) Lickfelt of Chicago, IL; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Dewald of Bowdle; two sisters, Dorothy Corsie of Pueblo, CO, and Katherine Bechler of Hermiston, OR.

Lowell Brown

Lowell Brown, 79, of Vermillion, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending with Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

Richard Ziegler

Richard Ray Ziegler (also known as Rick or Zig) died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 7 in the American Legion Auditorium, Martin, with the Revs. Ron Hennies, Phillip Allen and Terry Olthoff officiating.

Interment was in the Martin Community Cemetery conducted by Ziegler Funeral Home.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1950 at Hot Springs to Raymond and Dorothy Karns Ziegler. At the age of 4 months he moved with his parents and sister to Martin.

He attended Martin Grade School and Bennett County High School where he graduated with the class of 1969. While attending high school he enjoyed helping his dad at Ziegler Funeral Home, the ambulance service, and farming with his Uncle Harold.

Upon graduation Mr. Ziegler enlisted in the United States Army. He attended basic training at Ft. Leonardwood, MO. He served in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos as a helicopter crewman. Later he was stationed in Stutggart, West Germany. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1972. After returning home to Martin, he worked on various housing projects.

On July 13, 1973 he married Patty Hein. They made their home in Mitchell, where Mr. Ziegler attended Dakota Wesleyan College and did his apprenticeship in mortuary science with Milliken Funeral Home.

In 1975, the Zieglers moved to Dallas, TX, where Mr. Ziegler attended Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He graduated with honors in 1976. He and his family returned to Martin where he joined his father in the operation of Ziegler Funeral Home, which he continued until the time of his death.

Mr. Ziegler and Mary Anderson were married Aug. 5, 1983.

He owned and operated Ziegler Furniture Store from 1979 until 1996. In 1994 he purchased the Meyers farm southeast of Tuthill. He enjoyed renovating the Red Onion Ranch with family and friends, and spent time there hunting and relaxing.

Mr. Ziegler was a member of St. Katharine�s Episcopal Church, American Legion Post 240, Martin Commercial Club, South Dakota Funeral Directors Association, and National Funeral Directors Association.

He was a member of Pioneer Lodge 219 AF and AM and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a member of El Riad Shrine Temple in Yankton. Being a member of Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his daughter, nephews and friends.

Mr. Ziegler was instrumental in planning and developing the new Martin Community Heritage Center.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary of Martin; one daughter, Amber Joy of Rapid City; one sister, LaVerne Arnold of Martin; two nephews, Brandon Arnold of Rapid City and Justin Ziegler of Vermillion; one great niece, Miranda Dawn of Rapid City; three aunts, Lucille Kosmicke of Martin, Eloise Reynolds of Leon, IA, and Betty Karns of Spearfish; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial will be established.

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