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Obituaries Elaine Hirsch

Elaine M. Hirsch, 68, Vermillion, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 at Sioux Valley Medical Center, Sioux Falls.

Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Don Imming officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with a 7 p.m. scripture service at the church.

She was born Sept. 29, 1935, at Vermillion to Charles and Evelyn Rose (Provost) Millage. She graduated from Vermillion High School in 1952 and The University of South Dakota in 1992 with a degree in polical science. She was employed as an administrative assistant to several USD presidents. She married Richard Hirsch June 24, 1953, in Vermillion. He died Nov. 7, 1996.

She was a member of Vermillion VFW Auxiliary and St. Agnes Catholic Church.

She is survived by two sons, William (Connie) Hirsch, Pasadena, TX, and Robert (Nancy) Hirsch, Watertown; one daughter, Jennifer (John) Wilkinson, German Town, TN; three granddaughters, Lindsey, Molly and Danielle; one sister, Barbara (Pete) Filanowski, Midway, GA; and one brother, Robert (Mary) Millage Sr., Vermillion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one grandson, Nicholas.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Ova Mary Johnson

Ova Mary Johnson, 89, of Vermillion, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center where she had been a resident since 1999.

Ova Mary Case was born July 5, 1914 in Stotts City, MO, to James and Ova B. (Huddleston) Case. She married Edwin A. Johnson in Yankton, on Jan. 13, 1932. Mrs. Johnson worked on the farm with her husband, and worked for several years making ceramics for Phyllis's Ceramic Shop in Wakonda.

Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, and a son, Jim.

She is survived by by her son, Garry (Cheryl) Johnson of Canton; and a daughter-in-law, Barb Johnson of Sheldon, MO; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; seven step-grand-child-

ren; 10 step great-grandchildren and her beloved dog, Honey.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with burial in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. The family was present from 6 to 8 p.m. to greet friends.

Fred White

Fred A. White died Oct. 4, 2003 in Portland, OR, of cancer. He was born to Fred and Ethel White in Wakondan on Jan. 13, 1943.

He attended Wakonda High School, graduating with the class of 1961 and attended The University of South Dakota where he graduated in 1965 with a degree in accounting.

He attended The University of South Dakota Law School, graduating in 1968.

Mr. White worked for the accounting firm of Ernst & Ernst in Kankakee, IL, and Minneapolis, MN, until 1977. He moved to Portland, OR, in 1977 where he was self employed as a corporate tax attorney, with clients in Washington, Oregon and California, until his illness.

Mr. White was preceded in death by his grandparents and his parents, Fred and Ethel White. He is survived by his wife, Vicki; daughter, Valorie; two brothers, Gaylord, Aberdeen, and Dick, Eugene, OR; along with several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Raymond Brodsky

Raymond E. Brodsky, 72, Vermillion, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.

Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Michael Boykin officiating. Burial is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the ZCBJ Cemetery, Wagner.

Visitation is from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. Prayer service is 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

He was born July 16, 1931, at Wagner to Emil and Agnes (Bouska) Brodsky. He attended Wagner schools. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a police officer in Lake Andes. He then was employed by the Rural Electrification Association, Armour, and Clay Union, Vermillion. He then managed the Charcoal Lounge in Vermillion in 1957. He married Joan Hockalter Dec. 23, 1951, at Armour.

He was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Vermillion, the Eagles Club and was a long-time volunteer of the Vermillion Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Joan, Vermillion; two sons, Gregg, Spokane, WA, and Curt, Vermillion; one daughter, Shelly Husby, Vermillion; two sisters, Alyce Frandsen, Lake Andes, and Delores Thomas, Turlock, CA; two half-sisters, Agnes Nedued and Marilyn Wright, both of Wagner; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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