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Obituaries Berniece Olson

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4 at Belcrest Memorial Park in Salem, OR, for Berniece I. Olson who died June 1, 2003 at age 91.

Mrs. Olson was born May 6, 1912 in Gayville to William and Marie Burwitz. She graduated from Gayville High School. In 1931 she married Clarence M. Olson, Gayville. They lived in Gayville where they farmed. In 1937 they moved to Puget Island near Westport, OR. In 1942 they moved to the Springwater area, Estacada, OR where they raised their two sons, were active in the local community and she worked in retail stores.

In the late 1950s they moved to Hermiston, OR where they farmed. When they divorced in 1970, she moved to Salem where she worked in food service for Fairview Home. Her interests included gardening, growing flowers, and painting scenery.

She is survived by two sons, Duane of Mt. Angel and Robert of Salem; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, 2700 Market Street, NE, Salem, OR, 97301 or Northwest Lutheran Community Services, 127 SW 156th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA, 98166.

Arrangements were made by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen Funeral Home, Salem.

Mabel B. Jorgenson

Mabel B. Jorgenson, 107, Vermillion, the oldest living South Dakotan, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Burial will be in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation is scheduled from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. The family will be present at the funeral home from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Mrs. Jorgenson was born April 22, 1896 in Sioux City, IA to Inver and Anna (Vold) Hanson.

She married Jens N. Jorgenson March 12, 1915 in Vermillion. Mr. Jorgenson died March 21, 1957.

While active in the Vermillion community, Mrs. Jorgenson was employed by Meisenholder Department Store and the Vermillion Civic Council.

She served as past noble grand of the Vermillion Rebekah Lodge, and financial secretary of the Degree of Honor Lodge.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn, and her husband, Willard Peterson, Vermillion; a son, Robert, and his wife, Maxine Jorgenson, Des Moines, IA; a daughter-in-law, Rachel (Jorgenson) Meidinger, Pierre; 11 grandchildren, 29 great- grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Ardis Sailor; two sons, James V. Jorgenson and Daryl Jorgenson; a grandson, James B. Jorgenson; three sisters and three brothers.

Mary H. Nelson

Mary H. Nelson, 74, Vermillion, died Monday, June 9, 2003 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, at St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Hansen Funeral Home, Vermillion.

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