Obituaries

Obituaries Cecil Brady Jr.

Cecil Brady Jr. of Wakonda, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 of heart complications that he had suffered with over the past few years.

He was born Sept. 25, 1924 in Charles Mix County, northwest of Platte, to Cecil Sr. and Viola (Washechek) Brady. He attended school in Charles Mix County. His parents then moved the family to Yankton County in 1938. Shortly thereafter, they moved to a farm northwest of Wakonda where Mr. Brady continued to farm until 1955.

He married Beverly Letcher on Feb. 14, 1954 at the Emery Baptist Church. They lived in the Wakonda area most of their married life, except for two years that they lived north of Sioux City, IA.

He worked for the Riley Elevator in Wakonda for five years and drove the bulk oil truck for Midwest Oil Company and the Wakonda Co-op for another seven years. Mr. and Mrs. Brady also ran the East Side Gas Station "Brady's Station" in Wakonda for 27 years.

He was a member of many bands over the course of 50 plus years and loved to entertain crowds in many towns in South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. His longest engagement was with a band named The Swingsters that crowded many dance halls throughout the years.

Another passion in life was gardening. He took pride in his fresh garden vegetables that many people from the area would come to buy.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly, Wakonda; three sons, Scott (Benita) Brady, Montrose, Daniel (Kim) Brady, Sioux Falls, and Kevin (Laura) Brady,Vermillion; a sister, Ruth Lukes of Nampa, ID; five grandsons, two granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

His parents and an infant brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 at the Hansen Funeral Home in Irene, with burial in the Union Cemetery, rural Wakonda. The family was present from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday to greet friends at the funeral home.

Lela M. Seney

Lela M. Seney, 87, of Vermillion, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with the Rev. Don Imming officiating.

Burial following in the Calvary Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. A prayer service was held at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Seney was born Nov. 5, 1915 in Elk Point to Nelson and Nona (Maynard) Trudeau.

She married Albert Seney on Feb. 26, 1935 in Vermillion. He died Nov. 19, 1996.

Mrs. Seney worked as a homemaker. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, and the St. Agnes Catholic Daughters.

She is survived by two sons, David (Cheryl) Seney, Burbank and Bill (Eleanor) Seney, Beresford; two daughters, Judy (Shorty) Hanson and Joyce Button, both of Vermillion; two sisters, Myrtle Cooper, Rena, NV, and Doris (Ernie) Erickson, Sacramento, CA; 23 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a daughter, Betty Jean GoBell; a grandson, Douglas Button; and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be directed to Vermillion Hospice.

Clysa Freimuth

Clysa I. Freimuth, 80, of Vermillion, died of cancer Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002 at a hospital there. Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at McLaren's Funeral Chapel in West Des Moines, IA, with burial in Resthaven Cemetery there.

Mrs. Freimuth was born in Harrison County, MO, and had lived in the Des Moines area most of her life before moving to Vermillion three years ago.

She was a retired credit manager with Wolf's Clothing Store in Des Moines and a member of Community of Christ Church and a member and past president of Credit Women of North America. She enjoyed traveling and gardening.

She is survived by two sisters, Phyllis Arends of Marshalltown, IA, and Vaneta Youngworth of Vermillion; a brother-in-law, Bill (Margaret) Freemuth, Des Moines; several nieces and nephews; a brother, Donald Sharp of Albuquerque, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband, Blaine, her parents, Grover C. and Audie I. (Poush) Sharp, a sister, Leona Maurine, and a brother, Dale.

Memorial contributions may be made to hospice or Vermillion Senior Citizens Center.

Margery Kniffen

Graveside inurnment services for Margery C. Kniffen will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion.

A lunch will be served after the service in the St. Agnes auditorium. Family and friends are invited to attend.

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