Obituaries

Obituaries Walter Halverson

Walter G. Halverson Sr., 76, Vermillion, died Tuesday, Nov., 11, 2003 at the Human Resource Nursing Home, Yankton.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with the Rev. Shelley Aakre officiating. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m.

Burial will be at the Gayville Cemetery, Gayville, with military honors by Clay Post #3061.

Mr. Halverson was born Jan. 24, 1927 at Gayville to Gilbert and Mona (Cole) Halverson. He graduated from eighth grade at Gayville.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Lola Armstrong on Aug. 2, 1955.

He was a carpenter for 50 years. He retired in June of 1994.

Mr. Halverson was a member of the VFW and Eagles FOE.

He is survived by his wife, Lola of Vermillion; daughters Jeanette (Joe) Bare, High Point, NC, Violet (Kenny) Zoss, Jane (Scott) Hanson, and Linda (Brad) Swee, all of Vermillion, and Ruthann (John) Kyte of Elk Point; sons Ernest (Lois) Halverson and Ronald Halverson, all of Vermillion, and Walter Jr. of California; brother Donald Halverson of Omaha, NE; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sisters, two granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dudley Curry

Dudley E. Curry, 64, of Ponca, NE, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender, NE.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ponca. Pastor Chuck Rager officiated. Burial was in Silver Ridge Cemetery in rural Ponca. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. with the family present at the United Methodist Church in Ponca on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Curry was born on Jan. 29, 1939 in Ponca, NE, the son of Albert and Versa (Young) Curry.

He graduated from Allen High School. Mr. Curry and Don Peterson owned and operated Dudley's Cycle Center in Ponca, the first Kawasaki dealership in this area, from 1965 to 1977. They ran motorcycles in the hill climb and ice races, winning 17 straight ice races in one year. Mr. Curry farmed with his dad west of Ponca. He married Florine Cox on Sept. 18, 2003 at the United Methodist Church in Ponca.

He enjoyed rope making and demonstrated rope making at county fairs and threshing bees, as the Powder Creek Rope Maker. He collected many things, including cars and farm machinery.

Mr. Curry was a member of Ridgerunners of Cherokee, IA, Pioneer Machinery Club of Le Mars, IA, and the Newcastle Threshers Association of Newcastle, NE.

Survivors include his wife, Florine of Ponca; one daughter, Wanetta and her husband, Pat Walker of Norfolk, NE; two sons, Dudley Curry Jr. of Sioux City, IA and Glenn and his wife, Julia Curry of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren; one sister, Sydnie Curry of Ponca; several cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Darrell Ludeman

Darrell Ludeman (Ludy), 73, died Nov. 9, 2003 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rogers, AR. He was born on Jan. 17, 1930 in Mitchell.

Mr. Ludeman spent his early life in Springfield, where he graduated from high school and Southern State Teacher's College.

He taught for one year in Viborg, and then entered dental school at the University of Nebraska. After graduating, he spend four years as a dentist in the United States Navy.

In 1957, Mr. Ludeman returned to South Dakota to enter private dental practice in Tyndall. He moved with his family to Vermillion in 1968, when he began teaching at The University of South Dakota, Department of Dental Hygiene. He went on to become the chairperson and director of the Department of Dental Hygiene until his retirement.

During his retirement, Mr. Ludeman enjoyed golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family.

He will be missed by those who loved him, his wife, Gretchen; a daughter, Kathy, Port Charlotte, FL; a son Rick and wife, Monya, Bentonville, AR; and daughter, Sally, Vermillion; five grandchildren, Danielle Griffin, Richard and Rachel Ludeman, and Sarah and Jordan Merrigan; and brothers Kaye, Roger, and Warren.

A memorial service will be held at United Church of Christ, Vermillion, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Darrell Ludeman Dental Hygiene Scholarship Fund.

Funeral arrangements are by the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Bentonville, AR.

Doris Monroe

Funeral services for Doris Monroe were held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at Dalesburg Baptist Church, rural Beresford, with burial in Riverview Cemetery, rural Centerville.

Doris Mae Monroe was born Nov. 24, 1935, in Sioux Falls, to parents Alva and Ethel Mae (Shubeck) Heller. She died Oct. 27,2003 at the Covington Heights Health Care Center in Sioux Falls at the age of 67 years, 11 months, and 3 days.

She attended Lodi rural school and graduated from Centerville High School in 1955. She then attended South Dakota State University in Brookings and graduated from Dakota State University in Madison. She married Don Monroe on Sept. 21, 1963. Mrs. Monroe taught school in Hartley, IA, Chamberlain, and Mobridge. The family moved to Centerville in 1998. She worked at various jobs and was most recently employed at Coil Craft in Hawarden, IA, until her retirement earlier this year. Mr. Monroe died in 1999 and Mrs. Monroe continued to live in rural Centerville.

She was a member of Dalesburg Baptist Church in rural Beresford. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Rollin in infancy.

Among those who survive and gratefully shared her life are two sons, Darren and Darwin Monroe of Centerville; a grandson, Deon; three sisters, Darlene Vande Voort of Sioux Falls, Beverly Kroupa of Centerville, and Madeline Geigley of Lincoln, NE; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Hofstetter of Rapid City; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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