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Obituaries Herley Miller

Herley M. Miller, 79, Gayville, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at Avera Sunset Manor Nursing Home, Irene.

A prayer service was held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Ray, Cantrell & Wintz Funeral Home, Yankton, with the Rev. Martin Ganschow officiating.

Private family burial was in the Danish Cemetery, Gayville, with military honors provided by Rudolph Christensen American Legion Post No. 237, Gayville. Visitation was from 1 to 9 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Miller was born May 28, 1922, at Mission Hill to Hans and Anna (Thompsen) Miller. He grew up and attended rural school in the Volin area. He then attended Irene High School. He began farming along the James River and then purchased a farm along the Missouri River south of Gayville.

He served in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific War Theater during World War II from November 1942 to November 1945. During his time in the service his parents farmed his farm south of Gayville. Following his honorary discharge form the service he farmed and fed cattle north of Utica.

On June 22, 1948, he married Charlotte Kolda at Martinus Lutheran Church, Utica. In November 1949, they moved to a farm south of Gayville. They moved into Gayville in 1992. He enjoyed farming, fishing and playing cards and most of all he especially loved spending time with his family.

He was a member of the Gayville Lutheran Church and Rudolph Christensen American Legion Post No. 237, Gayville.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Joan Miller of Irene; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Marvin Jensen of Gayville, Jean Miller of Gayville, and Lori and Jay McPherson of Piedmont; seven grandchildren, Brian Jensen and his wife, Camille, Kelly Jensen and his wife, Jill, Dean Miller, Emily Miller, Libby Claeys, Alison McPherson and Kelsie McPherson; brother and sister-in-law, Milo and Evelyn Miller of Mound City, KS; and sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Dean Colwell of Niobrara, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Maxine Cummins

Maxine Kruse Cummins, 77, of East St. Louis, IL, born Sept. 27, 1924 in Hand County, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Cummins was a retired supervisor in the key punch at Statistic Tabulation Company. She was a member of the Prospect Park United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Cummins was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Lois Kruse; and one brother, Charles Kruse.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph R. Cummins; a son, Joseph Casey Cummins of East St. Louis, IL; a brother, Deryl (Lela) Kruse; many nieces and nephews of Vermillion; and two goddaughters of East St. Louis, IL.

Funeral services were held Oct. 12 with the Rev. Nancy Rogacher officiating. Burial was in Deadmond Cemetery, Odin, IL.

Evelyn Jensen

Evelyn G. Jensen, 86, Yankton, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001 at Avera Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Irene.

There will be no formal service as her body has been donated to The University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

Burial of the cremated remains will take place at a later date. Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Jensen was born May 17, 1915 to Henry and Marie (Skov) Halverson in Kennebec. She attended Plainview School of Turkey Valley and Boe School near Mayfield through the eighth grade. She lived at home for a time until she married Jack Jensen on Jan. 1, 1966 in Iroquois.

While in Yankton, she worked for Vogt Cleaners and later was a parts inspector at the Freeman Company for 16 years. She retired at the age of 68. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Yankton.

She is survived by her husband Jack, Yankton; one brother, Vernon Halverson, Vermillion; one nephew; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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