Obituaries Ida Abild

Ida Irene Abild, 98, of Yankton and formerly of Vermillion, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 at Avera Yankton Care Center, Yankton. Funeral services were 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion with the Rev. Ed Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Bluff View Cemetery.

Visitation was from 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation was resumed one hour prior to the service at the church in Vermillion. Pallbearers were Rich Abild, Mark Abild, Brian Abild, Ben Brunick, Chuck Peterson, and Ron Nelson.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1905 in rural Clay County near Vermillion to the late Iver and Inger Stalheim, who emigrated to America from Stalheim, Norway. As a young woman, she taught school in rural Clay County until her marriage to Inman Abild on July 21, 1928 in Sioux City, IA.

They farmed on the land that was homesteaded by Inman's grandfather, Hans Abild, who emigrated from Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark. Ida and Inman raised two sons, Rudolph "Rudy" (Lil) of Sun Lakes, AZ and Richard "Dick" (Sally) of Yankton.

She is survived by her sons; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Abild was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother and one sister.

She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials may be directed to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 816 East Clark, Vermillion, SD 57069.

George Stanton

George Stanton, 65, rural Burbank, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 in an auto accident near Elk Point.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Church of Christ, Vermillion, with burial in the Yankton City Cemetery.

Visitation was 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m., at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion. There was a 7 p.m. prayer service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Stanton was born May 28, 1938, in Atchison, KS. He had lived in the Burbank area for four years.

He was a friend of the Lord and enjoyed life.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy, Burbank; his children, George L. (Kim) Stanton IV, Lucy (John) Peden and D. Shane Stanton, all of Troy, KS, Sharon Cutis, Cameron, MO, Brenda Owen, Dana Stanton, Erica (Michael) Coon and Jessica Stanton, all of St. Joseph, MO, and Dennis (Debbi) Stanton, Chirsten (Jeff) Broz and Breanna Peterson of Omaha, NE; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his sisters, Frances Jane Schmeideler

and Sarah Hagen of Kansas City, MO, and Susan Shrout of Texas; and a brother, John Stanton of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Charles Brown

Charles "Charlie" Joseph Brown, 62, of Junction City, KS, died Nov. 22, 2003 at Valley View Professional Care Center. Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. rosary at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel.

Funeral service was Wednesday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. at St. Xavier Catholic Church, with Father Al Brungardt officiating. Burial was in Fort Riley Cemetery with full military honors.

Mr. Brown was born Jan. 18, 1941, in Vermillion, the son of Raymond and Bernice (Manning) Brown. He graduated from Vermillion High School in 1959. He married Mary Gill Sept. 4, 1961.

Mr. Brown served in the United States Army with two tours of duty in Vietnam. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver and one Bronze Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal (1st OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Mr. Brown retired in March 1981 as a SFC. He then worked at Fort Riley National Bank for a year, Civil Service in the Finance and Accounting Department for 14 years and Sunflower Bank for two years. He also worked part time at Nardella's Liquor Store.

Survivors include his wife of Junction City; one son, Michael Brown of Wellington, CO; two daughters, Teresa Wesoloski and Lori Leithoff, both of Junction City; three sisters, Rosemary Mart of Vermillion, Helen Sorensen of South Sioux City, NE, and Ann Schmeltzer of Whitewood; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, 1315 SW Arrowhead Rd., Topeka, KS 66605, and/or 40-8 Voyager, 1029 Nursing Scholarship, c/o American Legion, 201 E. 4th At., Junction City, KS 66441, and/or St. Xavier Catholic Church, P.O. Box 399, Junction City, KS 66441.

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