Obituaries Leo Young
Leo C. Young, 89, Elk Point, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002 at his home.
Graveside services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Elk Point Cemetery.
Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Chapel, Elk Point.
Anderson-Siecke Funeral Home, Elk Point, was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 2, 1913, in Bells Landing, PA. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Oct. 14, 1940, and was stationed at Walter Reed Hospital. He served for three years in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. He retired as a first sergeant after serving for 30 years. He was a member of the S.D. National Guard until retiring in 1974.
He married Goldie Vander Pol Dec. 5, 1945, in Mahaffey, PA. She died Sept. 21, 1994. He worked at the Trailer Company, Clearfield, PA. He moved to Mitchell in 1947 and to Elk Point in 1952. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service until retiring in 1978.
He was a member of Elk Point VFW, S.D. National Guard Enlisted Mens Association, U.S. Army Retired Enlisted Mens Association and Elk Point Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of United Parish Church.
He is survived by one daughter, Priscillia Young, Elk Point; one son, Douglas, Sergeant Bluff, IA; and three grandsons.
Gerald Brown Sr.
Gerald "Jerry" Burdette Brown Sr., 70, Manteca, CA, died Sept. 2, 2002 in Manteca.
Funeral services were held Sept. 5 at the P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home in Manteca. Burial was in East Union Cemetery.
Mr. Brown was born June 4, 1932 in Vermillion. He served in the Navy from 1949 to 1953. For 30 years, he was a small equipment mechanic for the city of Long Beach, CA, where he lived for 40 years. He had lived in Manteca for eight years. He is remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by Twila Brown, his wife of 49 years; children Elizabeth "Kay" Riedlinger, Manteca, CA, Gerald B. "Jerry" Brown Jr. of French Camp, CA, and Karen Straw of Mission Vallejo, CA; his sisters Donna Mae Keeth, Portola, CA, and Barbara Joan Peterson, Long Beach, CA; and grandchildren Deanna Ried-linger, Gerald Brown III, Daniel Brown, Leland Straw and Brett Straw.
Inez Chaussee, 88, died at her home in rural Elk Point Friday morning, Aug. 30, 2002 after a brief illness.
Visitation was Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Chapel, Elk Point. Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 2 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Elk Point with Rev. Richard Wiekert officiating. Burial was in the St. Peters Cemetery, Jefferson.
Mrs. Chaussee was born June 12, 1914 in Elk Point to Clarence and Sophia (Fuester) Fowler. She graduated from Elk Point High in 1932. She married Calvin Chaussee Aug. 24, 1932 in Elk Point. They moved to their present home in rural Elk Point where they raised their family. She then worked 14 years as a legal secretary for Donley-Murphy Law Firm. Mr. Chaussee died March 21, 1998.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, World Order of China Painters and Vermillion Porcelain Artists. She was an avid reader, knitter and china painter.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Conway, Lincoln, NE; two sons, Calvin
L. Chaussee, Jr., Calhan, CO, and David Chaussee, Elk Point; three brothers and wives,
Donald and Betsy Fowler, Alexandria, VA, Chuck Fowler, Salisbury, MD, and John and Margaret Fowler, Elk Point; three sisters, Midge Kalstad, Elk Point, Lucille Rothenbuehler, Sioux Falls, and Clarice Lynch, Arkadelphia, AR; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and parents.
Anderson-Siecke Funeral Home of Elk Point was in charge of arrangements.
Chester M. Olsen
Chester M. Olsen, 92, Wakonda, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002 at the Wakonda Heritage Manor Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Congregational Church, Wakonda. Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Wakonda.
Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hansen Funeral Home, Irene.
He was born April 1, 1910 at Irene, to Andrew and Margaret (Jensen) Olsen. He grew up in the Irene area and attended Ricks Rural School near Irene.
He married Agnes Frier on June 10, 1939 at Irene. She died Jan. 17, 1992.
He began farming in 1941, farming in the Wakonda area until 1971. He was a long-time member of the South Dakota Fiddlers. Having only four music lessons, he began building violins and guitars in 1959, building approximately 80 violins, 75 guitars and one harp. He was a S.D. Fiddler Contest winner in the senior division several times and was elected to the South Dakota Fiddlers Hall of Fame in 1980.
He is survived by one son, Colin (Suzanne) Olsen, Wakonda.