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Obituaries Linda Verros

Linda L. Verros, 49, Vermillion, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Sioux Falls.

Funeral Services were 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating.

Visitation was one hour prior to the services Saturday at the church.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born March 6, 1954, to Cecil and Doris (Ernst) Olson, Vermillion. She attended Fairview School District #6 and graduated from Vermillion High School. She was customer service representative for Vermillion Cable TV Company. She lived in Hawarden, IA, and Sioux Falls before moving back to Vermillion five years ago.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion.

She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Verros, Vermillion; her mother, Doris L. Olson, Burbank; one sister, Sue (Dave) Winckler, Vermillion; two brothers, Wayne Olson, Burbank, and Tom Olson, Springfield; and three nieces, Mandy, Sandi and Sadie Winckler, all of Vermillion.

She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.

Alice Christenson

Alice E. Christenson, 92, long time resident of Volin, died March 13, 2003 at Aurora, CO.

Memorial services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at Faith United Lutheran Church, rural Volin, with Pastor Linda Jorgenson officiating.

Mrs. Christenson was born in rural Gayville on Sept. 4, 1910 to Bruce and Thea Wright. She graduated from yankton College and taught in several area school systems. She married B. Maynard Christenson in 1936.

She was active in community affairs serving on the Volin school board and was a long time member of the Volin Community Club. Mrs. Christenson was also an active member of the Volin Lutheran Church for most of her adult life.

Survivors include a son, Bruce; a granddaughter, Thea; and a grandson, Brian, all of metro Denver, CO.

Hansen Funeral Home in Irene was in charge of local arrangements.

James Shouse

James Wendell Shouse died March 5, 2003. He was born July 8, 1940 in Mitchell, and grew up in Hawarden, IA. He attended school at St. Mary's and Hawarden High. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in 1962 and joined Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, CA, from which he retired in 2000.

Mr. Shouse enjoyed beauty in nature, good music, literature and the arts. Friends and family appreciated his quiet humor and gentle ways.

He is survived by his father, Wendell Shouse, Vermillion; a brother, Thomas Shouse, a sister-in-law Kay, and a nephew, Raymond, of Minneapolis, MN. He is also survived in Los Altos, CA by a sister, Jean Shouse Richardson, a brother-in-law Hal, a nephew Harry Richardson, and in Washington state by a niece Nora Weisenhorn, her husband David, and his great niece, Erin Weisenhorn.

Neola Dahlmeier

Neola Dahlmeier, 87, died March 14, 2003 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion, where she had been a resident since February.

After her marriage to Glen Dahlmeier in 1934, she lived on their farm in rural Moody, CO, until 2001 when she moved to Good Samaritan Village in Pipestone, MN.

Survivors include her daughter, Gayle Peterson and her husband, Andrew of Vermillion; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, her daughter-in-law, and her special cat Sweetie.

A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Salem United Methodist Church, rural Pipestone. Her extended family will be present for visitation at the church at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the service. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is in charge of arrangements.

M.J. Willett

M.J. Willett, 85, died March 18, 2003 at the Matney Colonial Manor Nursing Home in South Sioux City, NE.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion.

The family will be present at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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 United Church of Christ Congregational 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 will be at 2 p.m., Friday, March 21 at the United Church of Christ Congregational in Vermillion. Hansen Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

Josephine 'Jo' Bruyer

Josephine "Jo" Bruyer, 88, Vermillion, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Wynot, NE.

Her funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Tim Lange officiating. Burial is in the Fairview Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. A prayer service was 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

She was born Aug. 7, 1914, at St. Helena, NE, to John and Regina (Gulde) Peters. She graduated from Wynot High School in 1934.

She was an operator for the telephone company in Wynot. She married Ronald Bruyer June 1, 1963, at Spokane, WA. The couple had lived in Vermillion since 1963. Her husband died March 4, 2000.

She was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church and Altar Society.

She loved bingo, dancing, traveling and gardening.

She is survived by three sisters, Amanda Peters, Yankton, Rita Swedean, Dakota Dunes, and Viola Peters, Wynot; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, eight brothers and one sister.

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