Obituaries

Obituaries George Scott

George Scott, 80, Vermillion, died Sunday, April 14, 2002 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Thursday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. Cremation followed the service.

Visitation was one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born Sept. 17, 1921, at Pittsfield, MA. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received a doctorate from the University of Rochester. He married M. Louise Hampshire Feb. 14, 1947, at Rochester, NY.

He had lived in Vermillion since 1949. He was employed as a chemistry professor at USD and was head of the honors department for many years.

He was a member of the Unitarian-Universalist, Vermillion.

He is survived by his wife, M. Louise, Vermillion; four daughters, Laurel (Clifton) Mason, Bellevue, NE, Dr. Paula (Kevin) Parker-Wathier, Rio Linda, CA, Katherine (Kurt) Childers, Rio Linda, and Beverly Miller, LaVista, NE; one son, Frederick, Phoenix; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Helene Johnson

Helene E. Johnson, 93, Vermillion, died Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Morningside Manor, Alcester.

There are no services planned at this time.

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

She was born Aug. 13, 1908, at Sioux City, IA, to Jesse and Nellie (Lynch) Newman. She was employed as a housekeeper in Vermillion and other communities for priests. She was a lifelong resident of Vermillion.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion.

She is survived by her daughter, Helene Marie Showalter, Vermillion.

Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society.

Edwin Angerhofer

Edwin H. Angerhofer, 87, of Vermillion, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion.

Mr. Angerhofer was born July 21, 1914 in Highland Township in Aberdeen, to Richard and Pauline (Dobrick) Angerhofer. He attended the Highland Township grade school, and later married Beverly Evans on Nov. 25, 1944 in Aberdeen.

He worked as a farmer, and operated a livestock and order buying business in Aberdeen before his retirement in the late 1970s. He enjoyed bowling, and he loved golfing with his grandchildren and friends. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of Vermillion; two daughters, Cherilynn (Donald) House of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Noreen (Chuck) Stewart of Vermillion; three sisters, Dorothy Bruce of Long Beach, CA, and Lorna Kumpf and Gladys Fetzer, both of Rapid City; as well as three grandchildren, Allison, Donny and Krista.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Ernest, Harold and Leonard, and an infant daughter.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 13, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen with burial in Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Aberdeen.

Visitation was Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. at Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion, and resumed Saturday, two hours prior to the service at the church.

Alice Smart

Alice D. (Christensen) Smart, 71, or Perris, CA, formerly of Vermillion, died Dec. 24, 2001.

She is survived by her husband, Ernie, sons Michael and Douglas (Peggy) Tertsch; sister, Darlene Andre (Harry); brothers, Robert, Marvin (Marilyn), and Ronald (Sharon) Christensen; and grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other loving family members and friends.

Gathering for fellowship and refreshments will begin 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at First Baptist Church, 101 E. Main St., Vermillion, with burial following at Bluff View Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to donor's choice.

Reta Laura Polley

Reta Laura Polley, 62, of Wakonda, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at her home after a lengthy illness.

Reta Laura Hall was born April 27, 1939 to Arthur and Iris (Sherman) Hall on a farm near Wakonda.

She graduated from Wakonda High School in 1957. She married Russel Polley on Aug. 6, 1957 at the Wakonda United Methodist Church. The couple spent most of their married life in the Yankton and Wakonda area.

She was a lifetime member of the Wakonda United Methodist Church. She was a member of the UMW and the Dorcas Circle since 1957 and was a member of the Roundabout Extension club.

Mrs. Polley especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending all of their activities. Her hobbies included reading, handicrafts, camping and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her husband, Russell, of Wakonda; one son, Rod (Cheryl) of Wakonda; one daughter, Robin (Frank) Stockland of Volin; six grandchildren, Jeanie, Kent and Kyle Stockland and Adam, Justin and Roxanne Polley. Also surviving are four sisters, Lorraine (Allan) Bjordal of Centerville, Ardis Henderson of Yankton, Mary Lou (Ray) Bucklin of Selby, IA, and twin sister Leta (Francis) Hansen of Vermillion; a special cousin, Caroline King, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Her parents, Arthur and Iris Hall, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday, April 19 at the United Methodist Church in Wakonda. Burial followed in the Union Cemetery, rural Wakonda.

Visitation was at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. the Hansen Funeral Home in Irene.

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