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Obituaries Howard G. Ulvog

Howard G. Ulvog, 79, of New Berlin, Wisconsin, died Monday, March 17, 2003. He was born June 20, 1923, in Clay County, to Alfred and Christina (Hanson) Ulvog. He married Maxine Cheney on March 28, 1945 in Rockford, IL.

Mr. Ulvog attended Vermillion Public Schools, was a WWII Marine Corps veteran and had retired from Chem Central of New Berlin. He was very active with ECFA in Milwaukee, was an AARP tax-aide for 22 years, past president of LaCrosse Chamber of Commerce, LaCross Masonic Lodge, Moose Lodge, New Berlin Lions Club, and was a presidential appointee to numerous commissions. He loved golf and square dancing.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine; daughter Wendy (Rich) Schoonhoven; son Ron (Brenda) Ulvog; six grandchildren, Erik Ulvog, Aaron Ulvog, Matthew Ulvog, Kristina Schoonhoven, Mary Schoonhoven and Ruben Santiago; two great-grandchildren, Christian Ulvog and Amiya Santiago; one sister Catherine Anderson of Rockford, IL; four brothers, Adrian (Peggy) Ulvog of Aneta, ND, Bob (Phyllis) Ulvog of Winnebago, IL, Alfred (Joanne) Ulvog of Vienna, VA, and Marion (Leona) Kryger of Vermillion. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held at the Heritage Funeral Home, New Berlin, WI, on Friday, MArch 21 at 11 a.m. Private internment was in the Union Grove Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Southern Wisconsin.

Scott Fackelman

Scott Patrick Fackelman, 23, of Vermillion, formerly of Martinsville, NJ, died Wednesday, March 19, at his residence in Vermillion.

Mr. Fackelman was born in New Brunswick, NJ, to Dennis and Betty J. Riley Fackelman, and had spent most of his life in the Bridgewater area.

He graduated from the Pingry School in Warren in 1997, and played varsity sports, cross-country, pole-vaulting and was captain of the wrestling team. He attended Bentley College in Boston and was currently in his junior year at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion as a business major. Scott enjoyed jet skiing, snow boarding and the New Jersey Shore area. His career goal was to be a computer programmer.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Betty of Martinsville, NJ; and a sister, Lauren Fackelman, currently attending Boston University; his two grandmothers, Mary Fackelman of Union, NJ, and Betty Piff of Englishtown, NJ. A special friend, Kenna Johnson of Vermillion, also survives him.

Funeral services were held March 24 in New Jersey, with interment in Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge, NJ. Memorial services were 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Lucille Sorensen

Lucille Eva Sorensen died March 18, 2003 in Columbia, MD, from age-related causes at 90. She was born in Loup City, NE, April 10, 1912. She spent her youth and high school years in Loup City and Scottsbluff, NE. She resided in South Dakota for most of her life, living in Pierre for 33 years until her move to Maryland in 1999.

She taught school for over 40 years in South Dakota in various locations in the eastern and central parts of the state. She was truly a pioneer educator for most of her career, teaching several grades simultaneously in now vanished one-room school houses. She often taught more than one generation of students from the same family. She touched the lives of many children. She received her teaching degree from Black Hills State College.

She was married for 40 years to her late husband, Martin Sorensen, also an educator, and they lived in Castlewood, Webster, and Lemmon, where he served as superintendent of schools. They moved to Pierre in 1966 when he took a job with the state department and later served as director of the school food services department.

Mrs. Sorensen was active in several organizations including the American Association of University Women, Eastern Star, South Dakota Reading Council, and the Retired Teachers Association of South Dakota. She lived for 11 years in the Parkwood Retirement Center in Pierre and was a member of the Lutheran Memorial Church.

She loved to travel and did so often, visiting her children and family in different parts of the country. She also traveled to Europe and Canada and spent time in Mexico as part of a study group.

She always contributed to the communities in which she resided as an educator and volunteer and made many friends easily with her empathy and thoughtfulness. She was a courageous person, a passionate and dedicated teacher, and had a love for the prairies and the state of South Dakota.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Optiz of Vancouver, WA; her son, Steven Sorensen of Columbia, MD; her brother, Dr. W.D. Currier of Pasadena, CA; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin A. Sorensen, and a granddaughter, Melanie Heintz.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion, with burial to follow in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Remembrances can be made to the Pierre Area Reading Council, 29234 Shamrock Ave., Pierre, SD 57501.

Patrick Gale

Patrick E. Gale, 48, Elk Point, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at his residence.

Mr. Gale was born June 27, 1954 in Sioux City, IA, to Jack and Betty (Benjamin) Gale. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1972, and received a bachelor's degree and his master's degree from The University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He married Jan Edblom on Oct. 2, 1976 in Sioux Falls and was currently working as a guidance counselor at West High School in Sioux City.

Mr. Gale was a member of the Church of Christ in Vermillion.

Survivors include his wife, Jan, and his son, Jackson, both of Elk Point; and three brothers, Kelly, Vermillion, Kevin, Irene, and Michael, Jackson, NE.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 21 at the Church of Christ in Vermillion. Hansen Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

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