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Obituaries Louise Slagle

Louise Slagle, 91, of Yankton, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, with the Rev. Richard Baumberger officiating. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Visitations was Monday at Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton, with a rosary and scripture service.

Mrs. Slagle was born July 9, 1912 at Fordyce, NE, to Joseph and Theresa (Holtzbaur) Kast. She grew up in the Fordyce and Menominee areas and attended Menominee Catholic school. She married David Slagle May 1, 1935 at Menominee, NE, and together they farmed for many years in the Yankton, Meckling, and Beresford areas. They moved to Yankton in 1962.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Yankton. She loved to dance and she and David continued to dance well into their 80s.

Survivors include her children, Gladys (Bill) Weeks of Minot, ND, David Jr. (Nora) Slagle of Pleasant Hill, CA, Joyce Schurman of Yankton, Marlin (Darlene) Slagle of Yankton, Jan (Gene) Paetow of Sioux Falls, and Cathie (Mike) Merlino of Cannon City, CO; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Arnold Kast of Eugene, OR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband David, son-in-law Jim Schurman, two brothers and four sisters.

Memorials are directed to the Benedictine Health Foundation and Cancer Hospice at 1000 West 4th St., Suite 14, Yankton, SD 57078.

Wallace 'Stub' Beatty

Wallace H. "Stub" Beatty, 99, Volin, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003 at Wakonda Heritage Manor, Wakonda.

Funeral services were Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, Westerville, with burial in Union Cemetery, rural Wakonda.

A Masonic prayer service was held Monday at Hansen Funeral Home, Irene.

Mr. Beatty was born in Elrod on Sept. 26, 1904, to Robert H. and Martha I. (Fuller) Beatty. He graduated from the SDSU School of Agriculture in Brookings in 1923. He farmed with his father in Clark until 1929. Mr. Beatty attained his barber's license in 1928 and began barbering full time in Centerville in 1930. He married Esther Nelson on Aug. 16, 1936, at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church in Westerville northwest of Vermillion. Together they operated a barber and beauty business in Centerville until 1947, when they moved to Wakonda. Mrs. Beatty kept a beauty shop, and Mr. Beatty farmed and raised registered Polled Herefords.

Mr. Beatty was a member of Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church and also a member of the Myrtle Masonic Lodge No. 91 of Centerville.

Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl (Robert) Nagy, Mission, TX; a son, Wayne (Susan), Volin; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Audrey Beatty, Colorado Springs, CO; and Connie Smith, Sheridan, WY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, three brothers and one sister.

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