Obituaries

Obituaries Johan Johnson

Johan Johnson, age 22, died May 8, 2004 of a head injury sustained in a fall at his home in Vermillion. He died at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

He was born on Dec. 19, 1981 at Deadwood. He grew up at Bushnell, graduating from Brookings High School in 2000 where he was quarterback and a member of the Brookings High School debate team which received national runner-up honors at the Henry J. Kaiser National Forensic League tournament in Portland, OR. He attended Augustana for two years where he was a co-founder of the Green Party and graduated from The University of South Dakota with a degree in political science.

He was also assistant varsity debate coach at Yankton High School and judged high school debate across eastern South Dakota. He also played guitar in several musical groups.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11 at First Lutheran Church in Brookings with Rev. Scott Miller officiating. Burial was held in Graceland Cemetery, Madison.

He is survived by his parents, Dan and Gayle (Bloom) Johnson of Bushnell; one brother, Zachary of Vermillion; one sister, Christina Johnson of Bushnell; grandparents, Dale and Joan Johnson and Joan (Bloom) (Joe) Manthey, all of Madison; and a special friend, Lin Pingel of Iowa City, IA.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Frank Bloom.

Visitation was held at 5 p.m. on Monday at First Lutheran Church in Brookings with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Weiland Funeral Chapel in Madison was in charge of the arrangements.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Johan Johnson Debate Scholarship fund at Brookings High School.

Clara Larson

Clara Louise Larson, 87, Vermillion, died Thursday, May 6, 2004 at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion. Burial was in St. Peter's Cemetery, rural Vermillion.

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Larson farmed near Vermillion, and lived in Vermillion for 19 years. She married Alton Larson Sept. 8, 1942 in South Sioux City, NE.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, and a former member of St. Peter Lutheran Church until its closing.

She is survived by her husband, Alton, of Vermillion; two daughters, Janice (Allan) Charrlin, Beresford, and JoAnn (Erlan) Olson, Burbank; two sons, LeRoy (Marlys) Larson, Vermillion, and David (Shirley) Larson, Sioux Falls; five brothers, Oscar (Palma) Isakson, Conrad (Muriel) Isakson, Alvin (Jenny) Isakson, Harold (Betty) Isakson and Joseph Isakson; a sister, Alma Ronning; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Fred A. White

A memorial service will be held for Fred A. White at the Union Cemetery in Wakonda on Saturday, May 29, at 10 a.m. If raining, it will be held at the Methodist Church.

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