Obituaries Larry Lee
Larry Orris Lee "Laughing Larry," 60, of Mission Hill, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 1, 2003, in Sioux City, IA.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at Hansen Funeral Home in Irene. Burial followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Irene.
Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Hansen Funeral Home with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m.
He was born Nov. 8, 1942 in Yankton to Orris and Olive (Miller) Lee. He attended Clay Valley and Irene Schools. He married Donna L. Schimmel on Nov. 14, 1964 in Yankton. He lived in the Irene, Yankton, and Mission Hill areas all his life.
Over the years, he drove truck for several trucking companies including: Riley Company Elevator, Lee Trucking, Frick, Drotzman, Hagan, Aune, Palmer, Herrbolt, Herschbach and the last 11 years for Premium Best Transport.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting and most of all, his family when he was home.
Survivors include his wife Donna; three sons, LaRae of Yankton, Lonny (Shelly) of Volin, Mike (Erin); one daughter, Robyn at home; seven grandchildren, John, Tyler, Marcus, and Shelbi Lee of Yankton and Sheldon, Chandler and Madison Lee of Volin; two sisters, Glenyce (Dennis) Culver of Volin, and Julie (Bob) Johnson of Chester; one brother, Lenny (Carol) of Austin, TX; his father Orris Lee of Irene; mother-in-law Regina Richie of Yankton; a sister-in-law Jean (Don) Shutz of Yankton; a special friend, Tooty Rudd of Viborg; and several nieces and nephews.
His mother Olive Lee, and father-in-law, Marvin Schimmel, preceded him in death.
Twyla G. Clare, 89, Wakonda, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003 at Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Viborg.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. March 1 at the United Methodist Church, Wakonda. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery, rural Wakonda.
Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Nov. 15, 1913, near Vivian, to George and Clara (Weverstad) Williams. She taught first grade in several area schools until May 1948. She married Leroy Clare June 21, 1948, at St. Patrick's rectory, Wakonda.
She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Wakonda Community Club, Wakonda Senior Citizens (current president), American Legion Auxiliary No. 13 (past president), Wakonda Garden Club, United Methodist Women (Dorcas Circle, current secretary).
She is survived by her husband, Leroy; two sons, Dan (Dee), Sioux Falls, and John Paul, Bloomington, MN; two grandsons; three brothers, Don, Huron, Leslie, Estelline, and Kenneth, Marionville, MO; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son and one brother.