Obituaries Leo J. Brammer
Leo J. Brammer, who was born March 21, 1912 in Ravinia, died April 15, 2004 from pneumonia in Escondido, CA.
Mr. Brammer and his wife, Nora, lived a short time in San Marcos, CA after moving there from Fillmore, CA.�He and Nora were bakers, having their own shops in Sunland and Hollywood, CA.�
They worked side-by-side for over 50 years.�Mr. Brammer got his start as a baker at Jacobson's Bakery in Vermillion.� He had many fond memories of Vermillion and visited there as often as he could.
Mr. Brammer is survived by his wife of 72 years, Nora; their�daughter, Anita Horsfall, Escondido, CA; sisters, Helen Danielson, Vermillion, Dorothy Anderson,�Roseville, MN, Florence Magee, McAllen, TX; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at Oak Hill Memorial Park, Escondido, CA on April 23.
One sad note: The couple's son, Don Brammer of Monroe, WA, died suddenly on April 20 at his mother's residence.
Helen E. Malloy, 95, Vermillion, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery, Beresford.
Visitation is from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Friday with a 7:30 p.m. Scripture service at the church.
She was born May 24, 1908 in Beresford, to Thomas and Bridget (Carroll) Malloy. She graduated from Beresford High School and attended Aberdeen Teaching College for two years.
She worked as a third-grade teacher in Jordan, Bridger and Billings, MT, for 41 years. She retired in 1970 and moved to the Burbank/Vermillion area.
She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and the Funeral Choir.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews and great-great grand nieces.
Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.
Gerald E. Voudry
Gerald E. Voudry, 61, of Vermillion, died Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Mr. Voudry was born April 29, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA, to Clarence and Mae (Delaney) Voudry. He graduated from Vermillion High School, and entered the Army National Guard.
He married Jackie Shurtleff on Aug. 6, 1976 in Yankton. Mr. Voudry worked for Load King in Elk Point for many years, and was most recently at ALCOA in Yankton as a caster for five years.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie of Vermillion; two sons, Les of Vermillion, and Bill of Lady Lake, FL; two daughters, Carol McCauley of Conway, AR, and Christal Esposito of Lawrenceville, GA.
He is also survived by three brothers, Clarence of Vermillion, Don of Yankton, and Oswald of Glenwood, IA; three sisters, Jo Gaetze of Dakota Dunes, Sally Sannes of Vermillion, and Xinnia Namminga of Springfield; and nine grandchildren.
His funeral service was 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 7, at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.
Visitation was held Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Darrell W. Gilkyson
Darrell W. "Bud" Gilkyson, 82, of Akron, IA, formerly of Sioux City, IA, died Monday, April 26, 2004 at the Akron Care Center in Akron, IA.
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at Augustana Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Sioux City, with the Rev. Del Olivier officiating. Burial, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Gingrich-Dixon Post 13 in Wakonda, was in the Dalesburg Cemetery in Dalesburg.
Visitation was Wednesday, April 28, from 2 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., all at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City.
Darrell W. Gilkyson was born Oct. 28, 1921 in Wakonda, the son of Lawrence and Edna (Withers-Trone) Gilkyson. He attended school in Wakonda, and graduated from Wakonda High School.
He served in the Army Air Force, serving in Okinawa during World War II. He was honorably discharged. He married Lillian A. Johnson on March 6, 1946 in Dalesburg. They moved to Sioux City later that year.
He worked at Hoak Oldsmobile, Concrete Pipe, and later at Sioux Tools, where he retired. They moved to Akron, IA in 1998 where they resided in the Akron Care Center. Lillian passed away Dec. 11, 2000 in Akron, IA.
While living in Sioux City, he was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. He was a member of the Gingrich-Dixon American Legion Post 13 in Wakonda for over 33 years. In his later years, he was a member of the Akron Bell Choir and the Wheel Chair Square Dancers.
He loved fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his two daughters and their husbands, Linda and Bill Bruders of Shawnee, KS, and Julie and Dwight Suing of Sioux City; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a brother, Dean.
Casket bearers were his grandsons Todd Bruders, Brent Weber, Brent Suing and Adam Suing.
Memorials may be sent to Augustana Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. and/or American Diabetes Association in his name.
Ted R. Grier
The family of Ted R. Grier, 87, of Lakewood, CO, announce his recent death.
Mr. Grier, formerly of Vermillion, was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Brown Grier. He was the beloved father of Diane (Tom) Johnson of Golden, CO, Barb (Leigh) Chaffee of Littleton, CO, and Todd (Nancy) Grier of Parker, CO. He is survived by seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Grier was born and raised in Sioux City, IA, where he attended Morningside College. He served as a flight instructor for the Army Air Corps from 1942-1945. While with the Air Transport Command he flew planes on the Russian supply line across Alaska.
In 1955 he and his family moved to Vermillion where he owned and managed Grier Motor Company. During this time he was president of the Vermillion Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He was also one of the founders of the Home Trust Savings and Loan Association of Vermillion.
In July 1970 he sold his auto dealership to Rasmussen Motors and moved his family to Colorado. There, he sold real estate and continued his work in the auto dealership industry, retiring in 1983 to spend more time with his family. Mr. and Mrs. Grier volunteered their time and efforts to the Jeffco Action Center in which a foundation has been set up in his name.
Memorial donations may be sent to: Jeffco Action Center, P.O. Box 150609, Lakewood, CO 80215. A family memorial service will be held in Colorado.