Obituaries

Obituaries Doris Ellen Carey

Doris Ellen Carey, 77, of Vermillion, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Mrs. Carey was born Dec. 14, 1924 in Black River Falls, WI to Barney and Pearl (Smith) Deeney. She worked in Rockford, IL as a waitress, and met Russell K. Carey. They married July 10, 1952 in Vermillion.

In 1954, they purchased Chuck's Bar in Vermillion, and renamed it Careys, which is still in operation today. Mrs. Carey became famous for her making of pickled eggs. She also enjoyed gardening, church-related activities, and also being a mother and a grandmother.

She was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church and altar society in Vermillion.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Marie Carey Johnson of Vermillion, a grandson, Jason W. Johnson of Vermillion, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson Vonsik and a great-grandson, Cole M. Vonsik of Fort Campbell, KY. Two brothers, Calmer Deeney, of Wilmar, MN, and Joseph Richard (Dick) Deeney of Donaldsonville, GA, also survive her, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, a brother, and her husband Russell preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, with burial of ashes to follow in the Calvery Cemetery,Vermillion.

The Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is handling the arrangements, and all cards may be directed to Betty Johnson, 1205 Darcene Drive, Vermillion, SD 57069.

Marilyn Horner Heald

Ethel Marilyn Horner Heald, 75, died at her home in Keosauqua, IA on Friday, Jan. 4, 2002.

Funeral services were held Jan. 8 at the Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua. Burial was in Harness Cemetery, Mount Sterling, IA.

She was born Dec. 28, 1926 in Sioux City, IA, to Samuel George and Anna Marie Lass Horner of Vermillion. She spent her entire youth in Vermillion, graduating from Vermillion High School in 1944 and from The University of South Dakota in 1948 with a B.S. in education. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.

She received her master's degree in library science from the University of Denver in 1966. Having answered in ad in the Des Moines Register for an English teacher in a picturesque village along a river � Keosauqua � she taught at Keosauqua High School the 1948-49 school year.

During this time, she met Arthur Luvene "Skeeter" Heald. They were married on April 1, 1949 at the Congregational Parsonage in Keosauqua. They lived on a farm south of Mt. Sterling, IA, where they farmed and had four children. Mrs. Heald returned to teaching, first in the Milton, then the Birmingham and Harmony (Bonaparte) schools. In 1962, their family moved to Keosauqua and their family grew by two more children. She returned to the Van Buren Community Schools as a librarian and teacher.

She was to teach 37 years � 31 of them at Van Buren Community Schools. Her love of knowledge and of her students will be remembered by many. She retired in 1993.

Marilyn and Mildred Worrell worked to establish the new Keosauqua Public Library. She served on the library board for 27 years. She worked as a library consultant several summers for the Southern Prairie Area Education Agency in Ottumwa. She established Flowers Etc. in 1971 and ran it for 10 years. She was a member of Eastern Star for over 50 years. She was past worthy matron of Lynds Chapter No. 27 of Keosauqua and currently a member of Twin City Chapter No. 258, Douds.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational Church, past president of BPW Club, a charter member of the Hospital Auxiliary, a member of American Legion Auxiliary, and various library organizations.

She is survived by her husband, Luvene, and six children, Carolyn Miyasaki and her husband, Stan, of Firestone, CO, Gloria White and her husband, Rick of Keosauqua, Robert Heald and his wife, Michelle, of Keosauqua, Julie Gordon and Todd Gatz of Chaska, MN, Mary Beth Watson and her husband, Jan, of Urbandale, IA, and Tracey Crees and her husband, Michael, of Des Moines, IA.

She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, Gretchen Miyasaki Wilkinson and Jennifer Miyasaki, Michael and Matthew Hesler, Meghan Hesler Enright and Andy White; Cory Acton and Kiley Gordon; Lydia and Gavin Heald and Aimee Palmer Chadwick; Parker and Chloe Watson; Claire Crees; and Great-grandchild, Olivia Enright, and a step-grandson, Sam Miller.

Her brother, George Horner and his wife Terri, of Vermilion, also survive, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild, Mary Grace Heald.

Josephine Moberg

Josephine "Josie" Moberg, 86, of Alcester died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002 at Sioux Valley Hospital, Vermillion.

Funeral services were 3 p.m. Friday at the Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, with the Rev. Richard Wiekert officiating. Burial was in Ahlsborg Cemetery, rural Elk Point.

Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.

She was born Oct. 21, 1915, at Centerville to Helmer and Anna (Erickson) Paulson. She attended Lincoln Co. Rural School and graduated from Centerville High School in 1935. She married Albert Moberg Oct. 10, 1963, in Canton. He died March 21, 1997.

The couple farmed in Union County near Spink until 1990 when they moved to Vermillion. She had lived in Alcester for 7 1/2 years.

She held offices in the Womens Organization in both Ahlsborg Lutheran and Brule Creek Lutheran churches; taught Sunday school and was a pianist for Ahlsborg Sunday school. She was a member of the Ahlsborg Lutheran Church until it closed, then Brule Creek Lutheran Church, both of rural Elk Point.

She is survived by three daughters, Joanne (Sam) Hatton, Elk Point, Kathleen (Steve) Peterson, Vernon, CT, and Janet Smith, Corvallis, OR; one son, Kenneth Moberg, London, England; four sisters; Marie Wiberg, Alcester; Mabel Fickbohm, Louisville, CO; Esther Mollner, Burbank, CA; and Sally Pierce, Tucson, AZ; one sister-in-law, Ruth Engstrom, Glenrock, WY; one brother-in-law, Albert Ludens, Sioux Falls; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and two sisters.

Arlo G. Paulson

Arlo G. Paulson, 67, of Meckling, died Thursday, January 17, 2002 at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Mr. Paulson was born Oct. 15, 1934 in Platte, to Johnannes and Marie (Gabrielson) Paulson. He graduated from Platte High School, and moved to Meckling in the 1960s. He married Gail Subkowski on April 26, 1969 in Dunkirk, NY.

He farmed in the Meckling area, and was a private pilot. He enjoyed flying, and fishing and hunting. He was a past member of the Eagles Club in Vermillion.

He is survived by Gail Paulson of Vermillion, two daughters, Julie Paulson of Meckling, and Jill Paulson of Vermillion. He is also survived by a brother, John (Emogene) Paulson of Vermillion, and two sisters, Marie (Ed) Balocco of Walnut Creek, CA, and Ruth (Bruce) Pranger of Platte. A brother-in-law, Jerry Anderson of South Sioux City, NE, also survives him, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Aldoris Anderson.

His funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Bergen Lutheran Church in rural Meckling, with burial in the Meckling Cemetery, rural Meckling. The family was present at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, to greet friends.

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