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Obituaries Raymond Nelson

Memorial services for Raymond E. Nelson, 82, of Mesa, AZ, and formerly of Vermillion were Friday, Jan. 31, 2003 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens Mortuary Chapel, Mesa, AZ. Mr. Nelson died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003 at Desert Samaritan Hospital.

Mr. Nelson was born Sept. 16, 1920 on the family farm in rural Vermillion, to Albert T. and Emedia Z. (Norin) Nelson. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942-1946 as a 1st Lt. pilot of the B24 Liberator. He few the "hump" over China, Burma and India and served in the Air Force Reserves until 1954.

Upon discharge, he returned to the farm to continue farming. He married Rosalie Knudson, June 16, 1948 in Centerville, and they moved to Mesa, AZ, in 1981.

Mr. Nelson is survived by his wife, Rosalie, of Mesa; three children, Sandra Nelson of Scottsdale, AZ, Sheryl Nelson Caudry and her husband, William, of Simi Valley, CA, Galen and his wife, Rose, of Phoenix, AZ; two granddaughters, Lindsey and Alicia Nelson; brother, Bernard Nelson of Fremont, NE; and two sisters, Ruth Hesla and Alda Hesla, both of Wakonda.

He is predeceased by his parents.

Constantine W. Flevares

Dr. Constantine W. Flevares, 72, Howland, OH died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003, at Forum Health Trumbell Memorial Hospital, Warren, OH.

Memorial Mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Constance, NE. Burial was in the St. Joseph's Cemetery, Constance, NE.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton with a rosary at 7:45 p.m. Visitations resumed one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born March 30, 1930, at Mitchell, to William and Josephine (Welchert) Flevares. He spent most of his youth in Yankton and Constance. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and became a paratrooper in the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team � The Rakkasans.

He served both in the post-World War II occupation of Japan and the Korean War. He air-landed at Kimpo and subsequently participated in the airborne assaults at Sukchon and Musan-Ni. He later incurred disabling wounds at Bloody Inje and received the Purple Heart.

During a prolonged period of hospitalization from these injuries, he earned his GED. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and medicine from The University of South Dakota and received his medical degree from Marquette University. He was trained in radiology at Ohio State University and also served on the faculty in radiation oncology, nuclear medicine and ultrasound while there.

He spent 25 years in private practice in Warren, OH, with Trumbull Radiologists, Inc. While in private practice, he was also a member of the clinical faculty of Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He retired from both private practice and his faculty position in 1993.

In his retirement, he served as a trustee of the University of South Dakota Foundation and was a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of South Dakota Medical School. In 2001, he was named "Rakkasan of the Year" by the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team Association. Two months later, he was given the Inman Award by the University of South Dakota Foundation.

He was a life member of the Yankton VFW and the Yankton Moose.

He is survived by his wife, Lucia Rini (Sarraino) Flevares; three sons, William of Warren, OH, Constantine II "Dino" of Laurel, MD, and George of Rochester, NY; two daughters, Kristina of Howland, OH, and Lucia Marie of Champaign, IL; two brothers, George of Yankton, and Francis of Eureka, CA; and one sister, Catherine Iverson of Vermillion.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Memorials may be sent to Buckeye Chapter, 187th Rakkasans, c/o Aron "Sonny" Cool, 344 Waterford St., Akron, OH 44314-3650 for the Memorial Walkway.

Vivian 'Snook' Hisel

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Scandia Lutheran Church in Centerville for Vivian Hisel. Burial followed in Riverview Cemetery, rural Centerville.

Vivian "Snook" Hisel, 80, was born April 6, 1922, to parents Bryan and Emma (Johnke) Hisel near Centerville. She died Jan. 24, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg.

She attended elementary school in Centerville and graduated from Centerville High School in 1940. She worked as a waitress at a very young age for Isabell's Caf�, and at The Koffee Cup which was owned by her parents. In 1945 she married Arthur Junker. On Nov. 1, 1965, she married Russell Osvog and the couple made Centerville their home. She later worked at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing home as a medication aide. In 1976 she began to baby-sit in her home. She and her husband also did foster care and had provided a home for more than 20 children over the years.

She was baptized and confirmed at Scandia Lutheran Church. Among her hobbies and interests were crocheting, sewing, and gardening. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Marvin "Tuffy."

Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are her husband, Russell Osvog of Centerville; two sons, Arden "Pete" Junker and his wife, Julie, and Allen "Nubbs" Hisel and his wife, Lori, all of Centerville; her mother, Emma Hisel of Centerville; two brothers, Bryan "Bob" Hisel and his wife, Lucille, of Centerville, and Raymond "Ray" Hisel and his wife, Caryl, of Beresford; two sisters, Marlys "Punk" Peterson of Centerville, and Melina "Dally" Snitselaar and her husband, Roger, of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, Jason Hisel, Nathan Hisel, JuLynn Junker and her fianc� Clint, Braden Junker and Alison Hisel; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Kaleb R. Job

Kaleb Richard Job, 10-week-old son of Trevor and Audrey Taylor Job of Vermillion, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Kaleb was born Nov. 16, 2002 in Omaha, NE. He is survived by his parents, his maternal grandparents Richard and Jayne Taylor of Franklin, IN, his paternal grandparents Richard and Susan Job of Vermillion, and great-grandparents Vaughn and Mary Jo Connely of Hastings, NE, Ruth Taylor of Dayton, OH, and Melroy and Mildred Job of Eureka.

Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive him.

Kaleb's family and friends celebrated his life at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion. Burial followed in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday with the family present at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Frieda Kahler

Frieda W.R. Kahler, 89, of Vermillion, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2003 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion.

Frieda Grosz was born May 18, 1913 in Armour, and married Alfred Kahler on Jan. 30, 1936 in Armour.

She worked as a nurses aide at Dakota Hospital for 16 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother, three sisters, and a son, Donald.

Survivors include her three sons, Vernon of Hampstead, NC, Raymond of Mesa, AZ, and Kenneth of Columbus, GA. She is also survived by two daughters, Shirley Ann Vasquez of San Diego, CA, and Cynthia Henke of Vermillion. A sister, Olga Buskol of Sioux Falls also survives her as well as 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Vermillion, with burial to follow in BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Friday with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. all at the church. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is handling the arrangements.

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