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Obituaries Herman Davis

Herman L. Davis, Sioux Falls, died Friday, March 29, 2002 at his residence.

He was born Oct. 24, 1927 in Canton, Ill., the son of George and Ethelyn Davis. He lived there until his junior high years when he moved with his family to Geelong, Australia. He moved to Chicago where he graduated from Carl Schurz High School. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines.

He began his career with IHC in Sioux City, Iowa. He was united in marriage to Ruth Williams on April 15, 1951. After their marriage, he and his wife farmed for 20 years. He owned and operated Davis Eastside Garbage in Sioux Falls for 10 years and sold real estate with Gray Realtors in Sioux Falls. He was employed as a motor carrier officer with the South Dakota Highway Patrol and moved to Vermillion where he and his family owned and operated Daylight Donuts and Midwest Pawn Shop.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; one son, Alva (Jeanne) Davis; one daughter, Elizabeth, all of Sioux Falls; one brother, George Alva Davis of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren, Jessica Nicole Davis, Steven Curtis Furry, James Robert Furry, David Wayne Campbell, and Alysha Rose Campbell; three great-grandchildren, Sidney Jade Furry, Sierra Michelle Furry, and Jamison Campbell; and four sisters-in-law, Maxine Williams, Jean (Orllo) Sando, Pauline Laskowski and Grace (Lloyd) Rowland; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 2 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with burial in the Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery, rural Canova. Visitation began at 2 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Jeanette Carlson

Jeanette L. Carlson, 69, of Vermillion died Wednesday, April 3, 2002 at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church,Vermillion, with the Rev. Sandy Aakre officiating. Burial will follow in the BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation is from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Carlson was born Dec. 13, 1932, at Wakonda to Albert and Rose (Johnson) Shadbolt. She graduated from Wakonda High School in 1950. She had lived in Vermillion for the past 49 years.

She married Lowell Carlson Sept. 4, 1970, at North Sioux City. He died Jan. 22, 1993.

Mrs. Carlson worked as a cook at the Chimes Cafe for many years, and also was a cook for USD Food Service. On March 3, 1994, she retired from the university's custodial department.

She is survived by two daughters, Deb (Leo) Erickson, Tabor and Carla (Russ) Stokely, Vermillion; a son, David Brech, Amarillo, TX; a special friend, Fred Waggner, Vermillion; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley Benge, Mesa, AZ, Margaret Hughes, Denver, CO, and Barbara Mount, Vermillion; and three brothers, Marvin Shadbolt, Jefferson, Kenneth Shadbolt, Milwaukee, OR, and Russell Shadbolt, Pomona, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Rodney, and a great-grandson.

Ruth Lowrie

Ruth H. Lowrie, 88, of Vermillion, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Ruth Ortmayer was born Jan. 12, 1914 in Howard to Oscar and Grace (Winchell) Ortmayer. She graduated from Howard High School and on Sept. 12, 1932 she married Thomas Lowrie in Howard.

After her marriage, she moved to Lake City, MN where she was a housewife, and a part time waitress. She was active in the First Methodist Church in Lake City, and also was on a bowling league.

Her husband died in 1970, and in 1991 she moved to Yankton and then to the Vermillion Care Center.

She is survived by her son, Donald (Janice) of Yankton; and three grandchildren, Anita Lowrie and Paul Lowrie, both of Yankton, and Becky (Ronnie) Engel of Mitchell. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Shannon Engel of Mitchell.

Memorial services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center Chapel in Vermillion. Burial of ashes will be at a later date at Lakewood Cemetery in Lake City, MN, Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is handling the arrangements.

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