Obituaries

Obituaries Harley Boline

Harley Boline, 76, died at his residence in Spokane, WA, Saturday, June 14, 2003.

He was born Nov. 13, 1926, at Centerville, the son of John and Anna (Bystrom) Boline. He grew up in the Hub City area and graduated from Vermillion High School.

He married Betty Hjeffords, of Centerville, but they divorced several years later. They farmed in the Hub City area until they moved to Spokane in 1951.

Mr. Boline was employed with the railroad company in Spokane. He worked himself up to being a yardmaster. He retired form that job after 50 years with the railroad company.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter, Steve Boline and his wife, Sandy, Sue Bowers and her husband, Tom, and John Boline, all of Spokane; three grandchildren, two sisters and one brother, LuVern Swenson, Rapid City, Hazel Wherry, Vermillion, and Milton Boline, Centerville, several nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Harriet Evans.

Interment was in Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, where private services were held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18.

Arrangements were under the care of Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home, 1306 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA.

Marj Robertson

Marj Robertson, 58, of Vermillion died Tuesday, June 18, 2003 at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City, IA.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Mary Nelson

Mary H. Nelson, 73, of Vermillion, died Monday, June 9, 2003 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Mary Wirkus was born Dec. 5 1929 at Grenville, to Thomas and Helena (Senske) Wirkus. She attended school in Grenville and Roslyn. She stayed on the family farm until she turned 18, and left home to work in various cities in South Dakota.

She married Leo B. Lemmer on Jan. 31, 1953 in Vermillion. They had three children from this marriage. Mr. Lemmer died in 1975. After his death, she went to work for the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce for several years. She later went to work for the Piggly Wiggly in Vermillion until she married Arnold Nelson on Feb. 16, 1980 in Vermillion. She worked at Charlie's at the USD Student Center from 1989-1993 and retired following an accident.

The Nelsons lived outside Vermillion where they raised chickens, grew grapes and raspberries, gardened flowers and tended to their dogs and wild birds. After Mr. Nelson's death, Mary continued the farm work, as well as helping others with housework, bookwork and making meals. She was always willing to help anyone if her farm work was done.

Mrs. Nelson had joined the Trinity Lutheran Church in 1980, but returned to St. Agnes Catholic Church in 2002. She enjoyed painting, knitting and making jelly, and playing cards and games.

Survivors include two daughters, Rose Hammer of Sioux Falls, and Janice (Mike) Kuchenberg of Wisconsin; and a son, Thomas (Rene) Lemmer of Wisconsin. She is also survived by her stepchildren, Debra (Charles) Kavanaugh, Rhonda (Jeff) Guge and Paul Nelson; 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Joe (Betty) Wirkus and Roman (Amy) Wirkus of St. Paul, MN, and two sisters, Frances Zenk nd Lillian Wirkus of Webster also survive her, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral Mass was 10 a.m. Friday, June 13 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

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