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Obituaries Johnathan Carlson

Johnathan Lee Carlson, 22, died July 12, 2002, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Burlington, WA.

Mr. Carlson was born Feb. 12, 1980, in Viborg. He was married June 30, 2000, in Beresford. At the time of his death, he was a petty officer second class in the U.S. Navy stationed with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Oak Harbor, WA.

Mr. Carlson is survived by his wife, Shannon; his father, Gary Carlson; his mother, Sandra King; his step-father Thomas King; his brothers, Jeremy Carlson and Josh Carlson; and his sisters, Chelsea King and Jordyn Carlson.

Funeral arrangements are pending through Wass Funeral Home of Beresford.

James Brick

James T. Brick, 84, died Friday, July 12, 2002 at Avera McKennan Hospice in Sioux Falls.

Mass of Christian burial was at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of which he was a member. Immediately following the funeral Mass, a lunch was served in the parish hall. Interment was in BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion following the lunch.

Visitation began at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 15 followed by a wake at 7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls.

Mr. Brick was born in Vermillion on May 27, 1918. He was a graduate of The University of South Dakota, with a B.S. degree in business administration and an LLB degree from the School of Law. He was awarded the USD School of Business Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1964. He was a veteran of World War II serving as a captain and an assistant staff judge advocate from 1943 to 1946. He married Norma Jean Westre in September of 1951. They were divorced in 1983.

He is survived by three sons and their wives, Kevin and Callie Brick, Sioux Falls, Kent and Sandy Brick, Mandan, ND, Kurt and Alcina Brick, Central City; five daughters and their husbands, Karn and Rory Barth, Sioux Falls, Kerri and Bob Ridenour, Dallas, TX, Kathi and Kent Fieldsend, Des Moines, IA, Konni and Brad Swenson, Sioux Falls, Kaija and Brian Bonde, Sioux Falls; one brother, William Brick of Peoria, IL; one sister, Kathleen Carlson of Vermillion; 24 grandchildren, one great grandson and special friend Doris Reichert, Sioux Falls.

Mr. Brick moved to Sioux Falls in 1953 when he joined then National Bank of South Dakota (formerly, First Bank of South Dakota, N.A.). He served as vice president and director of the bank's statewide trust department for 27 years. During the period 1955 to 1980 he was also an adjunct professor of business law at Augustana College in Sioux Falls.

In 1980, he accepted a position as professor of law at The University of South Dakota to teach wills, trusts, estate planning and family law. He retired from the professorship in 1987.

During the past 15 years, he was retained as a trust consultant in obtaining trust charters and establishing procedures for banks in Pierre, Mitchell and Sioux Falls.

He maintained a life-long commitment to civic, social, professional and religious organizations including St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks, State Bar Association and the Trust Division of the American Banker's Association, to name a few.

While he will long be remembered for his involvement in numerous organizations and charities, his greatest legacy will be to the thousands of children served by the Children's Care Hospital and School. In May of this year he received the Distinguished Service Award from Children's Care Hospital and School, recognizing a lifetime of achievement and service to children. Mr. Brick served as a board member for the hospital and school as well as the Children's Care Foundation, which he founded.

All memorials may be directed to the Children's Care Hospital and School Foundation.

Ruth Martin

Ruth Martin was born in Meckling to Roy and Alice Groves on May 12, 1910.

She died in her home on July 9, 2002 after a long illness.

She attended Meckling School and graduated from University High School.

She married Herbert Martin and lived in different areas of South Dakota for some years until they moved to Nevada City, CA, with their son, Arden.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Leo; two brothers, Gerald and Herald; one sister, Viva; and an infant daughter.

She is survived by one son, Arden Martin of Nevada City, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

Her ashes will be buried in BluffView Cemetery.

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