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Obituaries Alicia Iverson

Funeral services for Alicia Kaye Iverson, 20, of Black Hawk, were Friday, Dec. 5, at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Rapid City with the Rev. Jim Sorum officiating.

Burial followed at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Miss Iverson died in her sleep the morning of Dec. 1, 2003.

She was born to Kevin Scott Iverson and Kaye Lynn Gorgie Iverson on March 18, 1983 at Ellsworth Air Force Base, where her father was stationed.

She lived in Black Hawk where she grew up. She graduated from Rapid City Stevens High School in 2001. As she was growing up she loved to play pool and go bowling with family and friends. Miss Iverson loved children, she would help in the nursery at Bethel Assembly of God Church where she and her family were members. She enjoyed four wheeling and camping. She had a contagious laugh, she would have others as well as herself laughing so hard they all would be crying, sometimes for no apparent reason.

Survivors include her parents, Kevin and Kaye Iverson of Black Hawk; a sister, Tess Iverson of Black Hawk; grandparents, Duane and Irene Iverson of Palm Desert, CA, Jim and Rhoda Blaeser of Rapid City, and Richard Gorgie of Rapid City; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Lester M. Berntson

Lester M. Berntson, 88, of Vermillion, died Dec. 10, 2003 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to the prayer and funeral services. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Rural Cemetery.

Mr. Bernston was born Jan. 20, 1915 in Volin to Mat and Louise (Pederson) Bernston.

He attended Volin rural schools, graduating from the eighth grade.

He married Helen Johnson Oct. 23, 1941 in Sioux Falls. The couple farmed in the Vermillion area for 46 years, until Mr. Bernston's retirement in 1988.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and had been involved in many church, 4-H, and school organizations through the years.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Bernston, Vermillion; a son, Bob Bernston, Surprize, AZ; a daughter, Mary Lynn Bernston, New York City, NY; a granddaughter, Alicia (Jeff) Hohn, Stevens Point, WI; a grandson, Vaughn Bernston, Ft. Campbell, KY; two sisters-in-law, Lillian Bernston, Port Angeles, WA and Barbara Bernston, Yankton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Merlind and Glenn.

Marvin V. McBride

Marvin V. McBride, 75, of Alcester, died Dec. 9, 2003 at Morningside Manor, Alcester, following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, with the Rev. Richard Wiekert officiating. Visitation was held 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Burial will be in the Brule Creek Cemetery.

Mr. McBride was born July 26, 1928 in Flandreau to Rufus and Grace (Henderson) McBride.

He married Lois Jean Woodbury May 26, 1952 in Pipestone, MN.

Mr. McBride contributed his talents to a variety of endeavors in the area during his lifetime.

He was owner/manager of the Spink Cafe for seven years, worked as a mechanic at the Coop Service Association for eight years, assembled pumps at Electro-Magic for 12 years, and worked as a transmission repairman and was involved with occupational therapy services at SESDAC.

He is survived by his wife, Lois McBride, of Alcester; two daughters, LeAnn (Ron) Buum, Vermillion and Kay (Tom) Dunham, Alcester; two sons, Vernon McBride, Vermillion, and Michael (Claudia) McBride, Beresford; four sisters, Ruby Ring, Champlin, MN, Beverly (Irel) Boe, Long Prairie, MN, Barbara (Harold) Seefeldt, Revillo, and Hazel (Leonard) Kolb, Goodwin; one brother, Earl (Virginia) McBride, Watertown; a sister-in-law, Zada Spitzak, Watertown; two brothers-in-law, Fred Thrun, Colman and Donald Hanson, Watertown; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Francis McBride; and one sister, Margie Hanson.

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