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Obituaries Robert Bock

Robert Henry Bock, 76, of Vermillion, died April 12, 2003 at his residence.

Wake services were held Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m., at Dworak's Vinton Street Chapel in Omaha, NE. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at Dworak's Vinton Street Chapel with the Rev. Lucian S. Astuto officiating. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Omaha, with graveside military rites conducted by American Legion Post #374.

Mr. Bock was born Feb. 7, 1927 in Omaha, the son of Lester and Madeline Bock. He graduated from South High School in 1945 following his discharge from the U.S. Navy during World War II in 1945. He also served in the U.S. Navy durring the Korean Conflict.

His marriage to Carol Forsythe took place June 1, 1955 in Omaha. He was employed as a territory manager for Sperry New Holland for many years and resided in Le Mars, IA for over 35 years. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, and traveling.

He is survived by wife, Carol of Vermillion; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Kandis Bock of Ankeny, IA; daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and Kim McDonald of Iowa City, IA, Melissa and Kevin Myron of Vermillion; four grandchildren, Hannah and Tyler Bock, Atalyssa and Amanda Myron; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Don Duke of Omaha, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Madeline Bock.

Terry Tanner

Terry Tanner, 46, Mitchell, died April 23 of injuries as a result of a truck accident near Boonville, MO.

Funeral services were held April 28 at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Mitchell. Visitation was Sunday at the Will Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery.

Mr. Tanner was born May 10, 1956 at Mitchell to Dean and Shirley (Higgs) Tanner. He grew up and attended Mitchell schools, graduating from Mitchell Senior High School in 1974. He was employed at Mueller Lumber and did odd jobs. He attended and graduated from The University of South Dakota in 1986. After graduation, he was employed at USD in the computer science department. He married Vicki Hannahs on Aug. 15, 1987 in Vermillion.

Mr. Tanner continued at the university until February, 1989, when he began driving for Hirschbach Truck Lines. The couple made their home in Vermillion until the late 1990s when they moved to Spearfish. They moved back to Mitchell in 2001 to purchase his parents' home.

He loved his Harley motorcycle and golfing. He loved to play his steel guitar and listen to music, especially Pink Floyd. He was a member of AA.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki; daughters, Echo Heinrich and husband, Roddy, and Jenni Bates and husband, Greg, all of Vermillion; his parents, Dean and Shirley Tanner of Mitchell; brother, Todd Tanner and wife, Nikki, Orlando, FL; sister, Jan Ghiorzi, and husband, Christopher, Kirkland, WA; three grandchildren, Mackenzie and Kaitlynn Heinrich and Coral Bates, all of Vermillion.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and an uncle, Richard Higgs.

Mary Layher

Mary Layher, 81, Milbank, died April 22, 2003 at the Milbank Area Hospital � Avera Health. A Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank. The Rev. Wilfrid Lambertz, OSB, and the Rev. Ray Otto, OSB, officiated. Burial was in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Visitation was at St. Lawrence Catholic Church on Thursday, beginning at 5 p.m., followed by a scripture and rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued at the church Friday morning, one hour prior to Mass.

Mary Helen Layher was born Jan. 18, 1922 at Milbank, the daughter of Edward and Clare (Mitchell) Hublou. She attended St. Lawrence Grade School, graduated from Milbank High School in 1940 and graduated from Nettleton Business School in 1941. Mrs. Layher worked for McGowen Lumber Co. in Milbank from 1941 to 1943 and in California for Lockheed Aircraft from 1943 to 1945. She married Woodrow (Bill) Layher on Feb. 13, 1945 at Milbank.

The couple lived at Chadron, NE, from 1945 to 1955, in Boise, ID from 1955 to 1961, and then moved to Milbank. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank and was an active member of the visiting committee, welcoming committee, quilters, All Saints Band secretary, and a member of the funeral choir. She was a volunteer at the local nursing homes in Milbank and at the Community Thrift Store. Mr. Layher died April 4, 1993.

She is survived by one son, Charles and wife Karen Layher of Milbank; three daughters, Nancy and husband Jim Coburn of Sioux Falls, Dianne Axlund of Wakonda, and Melissa Layher of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ione Hublou and Betty Pauli, both of Milbank; one brother, Edward Hublou of Milbank; and several nieces, nephews and many special friends.

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

The Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank was in charge of the arrangements.

Richard 'Dick' Davis

Richard "Dick" Davis, 67, Vermillion, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

He was born April 23, 1936, in Vermillion, to Clarence and Lillian (Mohr) Davis. He attended Vermillion grade schools. He married Joyce Stephenson June 21, 1954, in South Sioux City, NE. He was an over-the-road truck driver.

He was a member of the Vermillion Eagles and Trinity Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; a daughter, Maralee (Greg) Onken, Sibley, IA; two sons, Jeff Davis, Vermillion, and Keith (Deb) Davis, Norfolk, NE; his mother, Lillian Davis, Vermillion; five sisters, Iola Speulda, Sioux Falls, and Erma (Vonnie) Larson, Darlene (Richard) Bottolfson, Donna (Jerry) Sommervold and Patti (Clark) Lewison, all of Vermillion; and seven grandchildren, Heather, Jennifer and Shane Davis, Alan and Jared Onken, Taylor and Tessa Davis; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Davis.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.

Hilda Mikkelson

Hilda Mikkelson, 97, Irene, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Village, Sioux Falls.

Services were 1 p.m. April 26 at Calvary Lutheran Church. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Irene. Visitation began one our prior to services Saturday at the church. Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.

Hilda Sylvia Jensen was born Aug. 6, 1905, at Irene to Christ and Johane Jensen. She grew up in the Irene area and attended Irene schools. She married Roy Mikkelson on May 2, 1923, at Irene. The couple farmed in the Irene area for 65 years. She started the first hot lunch program for the Irene school system. She was employed by Sunset Manor Nursing Home for several years.

She was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid. She also served lunches at Irene's Glenridge Golf Course for several years. She was a skilled seamstress, homemaker and farmer.

She is survived by three sons, Rod (Lee) Mikkelson, Irene, Van (Shirley) Mikkelson, Colorado City, CO, and Waldey (Carol) Mikkelson, Cortez, CO; one daughter, Bev Henning, Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Marguerite Johnson

Marguerite F. Johnson, 82, formerly of Sioux City, IA, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center after a very long illness.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Friday at Floyd Cemetery in Sioux City with the Rev. Raeann Cummings of the Mayflower Congregational Church officiating. Visitation was from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to individuals' favorite charities.

Marguerite Francis Johnson was born Jan. 10, 1921 in Sioux City, the daughter of Oscar C. Johnson and Juanita (Ray) Johnson. She graduated from Central High School in 1939 and lived in the home her parents built in Sioux City for her entire life, until moving to the Vermillion nursing home in 1994.

She held secretarial positions with many Sioux City firms and retired at an early age to care for her parents. Miss Johnson was a photographer, gardener and genealogist. She was a gentle, cheerful woman who loved her family very much.

Survivors include her sister, LaVaune Wetmore and nephew, Mark Wetmore of Vermillion, and a first cousin, Ethel Mitchell of Ontario, CA.

Helen Jordan

Helen B. Jordan, 91, of Fishkill, NY, died April 24, 2003 at Vasser Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. Mrs. Jordan, a resident of Poughkeepsie since 1949, also resided in Port Arthur, TX and Vermillion. She was a former president of the Fishkill United Methodist Women's organization and Matinee Musicale, and was a member of the Fishkill United Methodist Church. Mrs. Jordan was an avid bridge player and gardener.

She was born in Vermillion July 31, 1911 to Niver and Laura (Spensley) Lown. She received a bachelor of arts degree from USD.

She married T. Burton Jordan on June 17, 1935 in Vermillion. Mr Jordan died June 2, 1980. She is survived by a son, Terry Jordan, Hopewell Junction, NY; two daughters, Jean and Robert Shattuck, Reedsport, OR, and Judith Schalble, Redding, CA; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Adams, Augusta, KS, and Mrs. Shirley Berry, Mitchell.

She was predeceased by her husband, a sister, Margaret Pierce, and a granddaughter, Michelle Shattuck.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26 at the Robert H. Auchmoody Funeral Homes, Inc., Fishkill, NY. Visitation was held at the Iverson- Siecke Funeral Home from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 30, with burial in the Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion.

Charlotte Millan

Charlotte Millan, a resident of Falls Church, VA, since 1961, died Feb. 26, 2003 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Mrs. Millan was the widow of the late Lewis Collins Millan, Lt. Col. (USA), a native of No. Virginia and a career Army officer.

Born Charlotte Heckenlively on a farm near Vermillion, May 19, 1920, Mrs. Millan was a 1938 graduate of Vermillion High School and later attended The University of South Dakota.

She and two school friends moved to Washington in early 1941 to work at the offices of the Campbell Furniture Company, where she met then-Lt. Lewis C. Millan. The couple was married on May 20, 1944, just prior to Lt. Millan being shipped to the Mediterranean for WWII.

The Millans were posted to a variety of U.S. Army installations during the 1940s and 1950s.

During the 1960s, they came to reside permanently in Falls Church, where all three of their children � Bill, Pam, and Wayne � later graduated from George Mason Jr.-Sr. High School.

Mrs. Millan worked on the staff of the City School Board, where she was assistant to the clerk of the board and later headed the professional library.

Besides her three children, Charlotte Millan is survived by five grandchildren (Kimberly, Alexis, Whitney, Brian, and Mackenzie), four brothers, a sister, and many loving friends.

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