Obituaries Juliah Wandersee

Former Mankato, MN, resident Juliah Merritt Wandersee, 23, of Rochester, MN, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Karl Voelker, S.J. officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Good Thunder. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at Mankato Mortuary with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service.

Memorial are preferred to the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, 2356 University Ave. West Suite #405, St. Paul, MN 55114.

She was born Aug. 6, 1979 in Mankato to Wayne and Carolyn (Halverson) Wandersee. She graduated from Loyola High School in 1997. She moved to Rochester in 1999 and had been employed with IBM Credit Union and was most recently employed at Mayo Clinic. She was active in the Rochester Community Softball and Volleyball leagues and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her parents, Wayne and Carolyn Wandersee of Mankato; a sister, Tara Klammer and her husband, John of Eden Prairie, MN; her grandmother, Mary Jane Wandersee of Mankato; her grandfather, Dr. Floyd Sebring of Vermillion; her aunts and uncles, Bob and Juanita Sawyer of New Prague, MN, Steven and Barb Wandersee of mankato, Kay and Robert Pikus of Griffith, IN, Jim and Carol Wandersee of Mankato, Juleen and Tom Aydt of Rice Lake, WI, Curt Wandersee of Mankato, Miles and Kay Wandersee of Logan, UT, Judy Jobe of Mankato, MN, and Lois Halverson of Huntington Beach, CA; and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, maternal grandparents and an uncle.

Perry Jewett

Perry Jewett, 91, Elk Point, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002 at Prairie Estates Nursing Home, Elk Point.

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at United Parish Church, Elk Point, with the Rev. Dan Lozer officiating. Burial was in the Elk Point Cemetery.

Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 29 with a 7:30 p.m. I.O.O.F service at the Anderson Funeral Chapel, Elk Point.

He was born Aug. 23, 1911, at Kadoka, to Lee and Anna (Brake) Jewett. He was a farmer and he retired in 1974. He had lived in the Elk Point area since 1937 after moving from Geddes.

He was a 50-year member of the Elk Point I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 4. He is survived by his cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Russell, and one sister, Hazel.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Anderson-Siecke Funeral Home, Elk Point.

Linda Rasmussen

Linda K. Rasmussen, 52, of Vermillion, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at her home in


She was born Nov. 26, 1949, to Ralph and Jessie (Brown) Rasmussen in Vermillion. She graduated from Vermillion High School in 1967.

She worked in the office of Dakota Hospital for many years and also worked as an aide in a nursing home, first in Vermillion, then for 11 years in Kentucky. She also worked as a sheriff's office dispatcher and at Casey's Mini Mart.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Vermillion.

Survivors include a son, Mark (Jennifer) Swanson, Sioux Falls; a daughter, Becky Stern, Sioux Falls; her parents, Ralph and Jessie Rasmussen, Vermillion; a brother, Russell (Robin) Rasmussen, Crane, MO; a grandson, Connor Swenson, Sioux Falls; and Cody and John Rasmussen, Crane, MO; and a special friend, Ken Gaetze, Vermillion.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cornerstone Church in Vermillion with the Rev. David Tims officiating. Burial will be in the BluffView Cemetery. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m.

Richard Schwiesow

Funeral services for Richard Schwiesow, 41, of Vermillion, formerly of Chamberlain, were held Sept. 30 at Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain with burial in the Riverview Cemetery. Wevik Funeral Chapel, Chamberlain, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Schwiesow was born Aug. 10, 1961 at Chamberlain to Martin J. "Sailor" and Marjorie (Long) Schwiesow. He attended Chamberlain Elementary School and was the youngest child to attend the Chamberlain Adjustment Training Center in 1975. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Chamberlain. He was loved by all and was a great son, brother, and uncle. He enjoyed going fishing, eating out, and his car magazines.

Mr. Schwiesow died Sept. 26, 2002 at his home in Vermillion. He is survived by his step-mother, Pauline Schwiesow, Chamberlain; three brothers, William Etherington and wife Michelle of Estherville, IA, Robert Etherington and wife Michelle of Albert Lea, MN, and Kevin Schmitt and wife Susan of Pocahontas, IA; five sisters, April Stock and husband Mark of Kansas City, MO, Paula Grogan and husband Tim of Westbrookville, NY, Donna Matthews and husband Clarence of Harrisburg, PA, Sharon Cool and husband Tom of Sioux Falls, Pam Nance and husband Larry of Lansing, KS; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father on July 11, 2002, and his mother Marjorie on Sept. 6, 1986.

Carol Tieman

Carol M. Tieman, 71, Vermillion, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 at Sioux Valley Medical Center, Sioux Falls.

Survivors include her husband, Lee; three sons, Richard (Judy) Tieman, Sloan, IA, Rod (Joanne) Tieman, and Roger, both of Vermillion; two daughters, Renee (Michael) Gregg, Lennox, Robin (Robert) Vennard, Vermillion; a sister, Helen (Ray) Kubik, Corpus Christi, TX; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Services were 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with burial in BluffView Cemetery.

Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home.

Thomas Anderson

Thomas P. Anderson, 63, Dubuque, IA, died Sept. 30, 2002, at home.

Funeral services will be held Oct. 4 at Resurrection Catholic Church, with burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at Hoffmann-Schneider Funeral Home, Dubuque,.

He was born March 15, 1939 in Beloit, WI, to Ronald R. and Lucille (Ferwerda) Anderson. He attended St. Mary's Grade School and graduated from Janesville High School, both in Janesville, WI.

He married Jane Conaway on May 11, 1957 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Janesville. He was employed at the J.C. Penney Department Store in Vermillion for 15 years and was manager for five years. He came to Dubuque in 1976 and pursued a career in real estate and insurance, retiring in 2000.

He was a long-time member of Nativity Parish and a recent member of Resurrection Parish. He was also a member of the Dubuque Evening Optimists. He was involved with many civic efforts and many service organizations in Vermillion and Dubuque. He was selected the Outstanding Young Man of South Dakota by the state Jaycees in 1974. He was also very active in the Boy Scouts for many years.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He took great joy in attending the grandchildren's school and sporting events.

He is survived by his wife, Jane; daughters Deborah (Merlin) Leick, Peosta, IA, Linda (Joe) Budden, Mahomet, IL, and Cynthia (Mike) Thill, Dubuque, IA; a son, Michael (Joey) Anderson, Dubuque, IA; grandchildren Steven and Sarah Leick, Mark, Tracy and Nicholas Budden, Joshua, Ryan, Seth and Luke Thill and Colton, Brandon and Dalton Anderson; a sister, Nancy Lee, Beloit, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Nicole Thill, his parents and one brother-in-law, Terry Lee.

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