Obituaries Philip Manning

Philip J. Manning, 82, of Vermillion, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Mr. Manning was born Oct. 10, 1919 in rural Burbank, the youngest of eight children, to Dennis and Mary Ellen (Walsh) Manning. He attended Valley Country School in rural Burbank, and entered the Navy in 1942. On May 12, 1947, he married Margaret Christopher at Mayfield.

Mr. Manning had farmed in the Union and Clay counties area all his life, and was a member of the Vermillion VFW, the Eagles, and a charter member of the Father Flood Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, the Clay County Livestock Feeders, and a past member of the Spink Township board.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret "Babe" Manning of Vermillion; six sons, Pat (Kathy) Manning, Dan (Anne) Manning, and Tom Manning, all of Vermillion, Brian Manning of Sioux Falls, Mark Manning of Lincoln, NE, and Tim (Shelly) Manning of Eden Prairie, MN. He is also survived by five daughters, Maureen (Rick) Vanderhoff of Phoenix, AZ, Diane (Greg) Schultz of Dallas, TX, Mary Margaret Griffin of St. Louis, MO, Denise (Blake) Munro of Boulder, CO, and Joan Manning of Chicago, IL. He is survived by 10 grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren, and a brother, Isidore (Coletta) Manning of Vermillion.

Funeral Mass was 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation began at 5 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Agnes School fund. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion handled the arrangements.

Irene Sommervold

Irene M. Sommervold, 93, Vermillion, died Nov. 20, 2001 at Sioux Valley Care Center, Vermillion.

Funeral services were Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Burial was in Roseni Cemetery, rural Beresford.

A prayer service was held Nov. 23 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

She was born Jan. 27, 1908, in rural Elk Point to Michael and Laura (Lehne) Halderson. She attended Elk Point schools, graduated from Augusta Academy at Canton in 1928 and attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, MN, and USD.

From 1943-1955, she worked with the Lutheran Church Home Missions and with the National Lutheran Council in War Ministry Evangelism. After the war, she was with the American Lutheran Church Board of American Missions with the Establishment and Visitation of New Congregations in California. She returned to South Dakota in 1955.

She married Sigvold Sommervold on June 2, 1956, in Sioux Falls. He died Nov. 13, 1978.

After her husband's death, she moved to Vermillion where she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Women of the ELCA. She had been a resident of Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center since June of this year.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Margaret Sommervold, Sioux Falls; a nephew, Bernard Ofstehage and his wife, Glenda, of Elk Point; and two nieces, Patricia Olson and her husband, Glenn, of Sioux City, IA, and Marlene Wilson and her husband, John, of Charlotte, NC.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters, Agnes Halderson and Mildred Ofstehage.

Gary Bollich

Gary Daniel Bollich, 48, Crofton, NE, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.

Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, with the Rev. Bob English officiating.

Visitation was from 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 26 at Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Mr. Bollich was born Sept. 12, 1953 in Fordyce, NE to Norbert and Marina (Kleinschmit) Bollich.

He grew up south of Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School in 1972. Mr. Bollich married Renee Schieffer on Nov. 23, 1974 in Crofton.

The couple lived in Vermillion and owned Gary's Apco for four years and Gary's Mobil for four years. In 1982 they moved southwest of Crofton where they farmed until 1997.

Mr. Bollich was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton.

He is survived by his wife, Renee, Crofton, NE; three children, Becky and her husband, Torrey Tesch, Denver, CO, Robert Bollich and Emily Bollich, both of Crofton; his parents, Norbert and Marina Bollich, Fordyce, NE; two sisters, Linda and her husband, Paul Hodgden, and Norma and her husband, Chris Dejong, all of Alamogordo, NM; five brothers, Daniel and his wife, Connie Bollich, Great Falls, MT, LeRoy and his wife, Shirley Bollich, Great Falls, MT, Anthony and his wife, Tina Bollich, Charlotte, NC, Brian and his wife, Sue Bollich, Omaha, NE, and Bruce and his wife, Donna Bollich, Fordyce, NE; and many nieces and nephews.

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