Obituaries

Obituaries Hazel L. Perkins

A memorial service will be held at the United Church of Christ, E. Main Street, Vermillion, on Saturday, June 5 at 2 p.m. for Hazel Linderman Perkins.

If you care to, you may donate to the "Hazel Linderman Scholarship endowment," University of South Dakota Foundation, P.O. Box 5555, Vermillion, SD 57069.

Laurence G. Hubert

Laurence G. Hubert, 81, of Vermillion, died on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Mr. Hubert was born Sept. 16, 1922 in Vermillion to Arthur and Elizabeth (Lennon) Hubert. He graduated from University High School in 1941, and served in the Navy during WWII aboard the USS Intrepid.

He married Rosalie O'Connor on July 2, 1945 in Vermillion. He lived and farmed in Vermillion all his life, and was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church, and an active volunteer for several community organizations.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Earl, and a sister, Gladys.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalie of Vermillion; and five children, Connie (Doug) Crabb of Mason TX, Dennis (Diane) Hubert of Des Moines, IA, Daniel (Terri) Hubert of Portland, OR, Mary (Russ) Conroy of Springfield, MO, and Joe (Jeanette) Hubert of Vermillion. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Johnson; and a sister-in-law, Carol Hubert, both of Vermillion, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass was 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation began at 5 p.m. Monday with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church.

The Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

Donations can be made to the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospice, or the St. Agnes School.

Patrick Kositzky

Patrick Kositzky, 44, of Vermillion, died Saturday, May 15, 2004, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Mr. Kositzky was born Oct. 11, 1959 in Mobridge, to Ellis and Margaret (Kelley) Kositzky. He lived in Vermillion for the past 24 years, and was employed for the last nine years at Dairy Queen. He was a member of the Newman Center in Vermillion.

Mr. Kositzky was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by a brother, Bill of Reno, NV; and three sisters, Maureen (Paul) Yantes of Rapid City, Colleen (Christopher) Wakley of Mesa, AZ, and Kathleen (Karl) Crank of Centreville, VA; and special friends Dennis and Linda Whipple of Vermillion, Aunt Cora Kuhlman of Sioux Falls and the clients and staff at SESDAC.

Funeral Mass was 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Newman Center in Vermillion. Burial was in the Winner City Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 19.

Visitation began at 6 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Donations can be made to the Patrick Kositsky Memorial fund at SESDAC in Vermillion.

Lawrence Burrell

Lawrence O. Burrell, 86, Vermillion, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital, Vermillion.

Services were 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Judith Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Meckling Cemetery, Meckling.

Visitation was from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, with the family present from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion.

Mr. Burrell was born July 1, 1917, at Jefferson to Philip and Mary (Montagne) Burrell. He attended and graduated from Elk Point High School. He worked in the electric department for 30 years, for the city of Vermillion as a superintendent. He also farmed for seven years in the Jefferson area and worked in the shipyards in California during World War II.

He married Clara Irene Ahrendt on May 31, 1941, in Las Vegas, NV. She died April 19, 1997.

He is survived by four daughters, Beverly (Gary) Messler of Hanover Park, IL, Linda (Paul) Ray of St. Charles, MO, Laurel Dunham of Sioux Falls, and Delores (Tom) Jones of Greer, SC; one sister, Blanche Gregory of Vermillion; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Mary (Montagne) Burrell and his wife, Clara I. Burrell.

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