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Obituaries Arnold Ostrem

Arnold Palmer Ostrem, 71, Centerville, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Immanuel Free Lutheran Church, rural Centerville, with the Rev. Mike Klenner officiating. Burial was in the Holland Cemetery, rural Centerville.

The Wass Funeral Home, Centerville, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ostrem was born Aug. 2, 1932, at Centerville to Thomas and Gay (Lunning) Ostrem. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1950. He was in the U.S. Army from 1953-55. He married Marie Larson Sept. 8, 1956. The couple farmed near Centerville, Wakonda and then on his brother Clarence's farm in 1965 until the present day.

He was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He served on the church council for many years. He was a member of the Centerville School Board.

In his spare time, he enjoyed singing, fishing, woodworking, writing letters, taking scenery photographs and many other outside interests. His love for the Lord, his wife and his family were his greatest joys.

Survivors include his wife, Marie, Centerville; three daughters, Julie (Gary) Peterson, Centerville, Bonnie (Clark) VanDenBerg, Ireton, IA; and Angela (Ian) Nichols, Sioux Falls; one son, Mark (Sharyn) Ostrem, Wakonda; six grandchildren; four sisters, Leone Anderson, Joyce Edman, Phyllis Larson and Anna Mae Nelson; one brother, Boyd Ostrem; two sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a baby sister.

James Ashbaugh

Dr. James Ashbaugh, 50, of Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003 at his residence.

James Ashbaugh was born Oct. 31, 1952 at Vermillion. He grew up in Vermillion where he received his education, graduating from Vermillion High School in 1971.

He received his bachelor's degree from The University of South Dakota in Vermillion in 1975, and graduated from the USD School of Medicine in 1979. He did his family practice residency in Sioux Falls in 1982.

He was united in marriage with Jane Harris on Dec. 27, 1975 in Vermillion. Dr. Ashbaugh practiced medicine in Lead and Deadwood from 1983 until 1993.

The couple returned to Sioux Falls where he practiced at the Sioux Valley Clinic West until the time of his death.

Dr. Ashbaugh was involved with teaching medical students, had served on numerous clinic and hospital committees, and had most recently served on the Sioux Valley Board of Governors.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Jane, of Sioux Falls; one daughter, Shannon, and one son, Benjamin, both of Sioux Falls; and his mother, Marjorie Ashbaugh, of Sioux Falls.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold, and his sister, Margaret Crippen.

Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 am Saturday at Christ The King Catholic Church. Interment will be in Hills of Rest Memorial Park.

Marlin Swedin

Marlin D. Swedin, 66, Vermillion, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5 with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

He was born June 25, 1937, at Vermillion to Nels Hugo and Frances Arlyn (Severson) Swedin. He attended Vermillion schools. He was a farm worker. He served in the U.S. Air Force where he was a mechanic. He moved back to Vermillion in 1982.

He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion.

He is survived by three daughters, Tamara (Gerald "Hammy") Hamilton, Brawley, CA, Teresa (Michael) Doherty and Tammy Davis, all of Running Springs, CA; one son, Carl

Davis, San Diego, CA; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Leslie, Rapid City, and Leo, Reno, NV.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bonnie; one brother and one son.

Jeffrey Nelson

Jeffrey L. Nelson, 52, Vermillion, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at his residence.

No funeral services are planned at this time.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 31, 1951, at Cleveland, OH to Victor and Elizabeth (Fialka) Nelson. He worked in collectable sales. He served during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by one brother, Barry Nelson, Allentown, PA.

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