Obituaries

Obituaries Leonard Anglin

Leonard Anglin, 71, of Vermillion, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Mr. Anglin was born Jan. 16, 1932 in Vermillion, to Bert and Esther (Hoag) Anglin. He attended Vermillion schools, and married Shirley Peters on Nov. 5, 1952 in Vermillion. He served in the Army during the Korean War, and later worked as a mechanic for Meisenholder Motors in Vermillion. He also worked at Sioux Alfalfa Mill in Meckling, and Aaladin industries in Elk Point, retiring in 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda (Joe) Johnson of Vermillion; three sons, Michael (Tammy) Anglin and Joel (Liz) Anglin, all of Vermillion, and Paul (Pamela) Anglin of Burbank; and a brother, Melvin of Vermillion. Also surviving him are two half-sisters, Bonnie Christensen and Doris Kryger of Omaha, NE; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. A private family burial will be at a later date at Robey Cemetery in White Lake.

Hanson Funeral Home in Vermillion is handling the arrangements.

Hazel Mikelson

Hazel Mikelson, 90, Yankton, died Thursday, April 3, 2003 at her residence.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. April 7 at Bergen Lutheran Church, Meckling, with the Rev. Nate Haaland officiating. Burial was in Meckling Cemetery, rural Meckling.

Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church. Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, handled funeral arrangements.

She was born Sept. 30, 1912, in rural Irene to John and Matilda (Peterson) Larson. She was raised in the Meckling/Gayville area prior to moving to Yankton in 1955.

She graduated from Meckling High School in 1929. She married Harold B. Mikelson Dec. 31, 1930, in Elk Point. She was a homemaker. Her husband died Feb. 21, 1988.

She was a former member of Meckling Lutheran Church and was active in the Ladies Aid in Meckling. She was a member of Bergen Lutheran Church, Meckling. Her hobbies included drawing, china painting and oil painting. She loved raising flowers, was an avid antique collector and loved to refinish furniture.

She is survived by her sons Gary Mikelson, Yankton, and James (Bonnie) Mikelson, Littleton, CO; and one brother, Harold Peterson, Omaha, NE.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Adeline Strecker.

Ardis Gillings

Ardis (Ardie) Gillings, 76, Vermillion, died Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were April 8 at First Baptist Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Shelley Aakre officiating. Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Gillings was born May 5, 1926 in Vermillion to Arthur R. and Pearl D. (Meddles) Miller. She attended Vermillion schools through eighth grade.

She worked in the janitorial department at The University of South Dakota for 15 years and ran Lickity Split Ice Cream Parlor for 10 years.

She married John E. Gillings on Aug. 30, 1945 in Sioux City, IA. He died Feb. 23, 1994.

She was a Vermillion resident most of her life. During the war she was located in Sioux City, IA. She loved cro-quilting and was an avid bingo player and reader. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Eagles and VFW auxiliaries.

She is survived by her daughters Linda (Sandy) Grant, Minneapolis, MN, and Geraldine (Tom) Dooley, Vermillion a son, Larry Gillings; grandchildren Tom Jr., and Timothy Dooley and Samuel Grant; and great-grandchildren Brooklyn, Tessa and Madison.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John, two brothers, Dale and Burdette Miller, and one sister, Creta Holmes.

Albert Lee Johanneson

Albert Lee Johanneson, 64, of Vermillion, died Monday, April 7, 2003 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Lake Andes, with burial following in the Lakeview Cemetery, Lake Andes.

Visitation was Friday, April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Lake Andes (formerly Clement-Wiese Funeral Home).

Albert Lee Johanneson was born at Lake Andes to Severt and Viola (Millage) Johanneson on Dec. 15, 1938. He attended Goose Lake 21 Country School, rural Lake Andes. He farmed on the family farm near Lake Andes with his brothers.

He moved to Yankton for a number of years, then to Vermillion.

He is survived by two brothers, Ray Johanneson and wife, Cindy, Lake Andes, and James Johanneson and wife, Carol, Lake Andes; three sisters, Alice Johanneson, Wagner, Violet Johanneson, Mitchell, and Alma Miller and husband, Mike, Houston, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.

James Oag

James Oag, 90, of Vermillion, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Mr. Oag was born Jan. 19, 1913 in Port Huron, MI to James and Caroline (Endlich) Oag. He attended Case Western University in Cleveland, OH, and worked as a nautical engineer for the Hanna Mining Company in Cleveland.

Survivors include a stepson, Dan (Becky) Schenk of Pierre; and a stepdaughter, Cate Thompson, of Indianapolis, IN. Two step-grandsons, Christopher and Matthew Thompson, and a niece, Christina Moore, also survive him.

A prayer service was held a 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. Graveside services will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Pierre, handled by Feigum Funeral Home in Pierre.

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