Obituaries Edna T. Oursland

Edna T. Oursland, 93, of Volin, died Sunday, June 13, 2004 at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Edna Aaen was born Sept. 12, 1910 in Minneapolis, MN, to Tore and Eline (Aghalt) Aaen. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford.

Edna's mother died when Edna was 11 years of age. She and her three sisters spent their early years in the Children's Home in Beresford. After leaving the home, she worked for various family homes in the Volin area, and graduated from the Volin High School in 1929.

She married Bernard Oursland on May 29, 1930 in Volin, and was a member of the Volin Lutheran Church. She was faithful in church work, and taught Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed being involved in the quilting for missions, and in 2000, she joined the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church and continued her quilting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; a son, Maurice; a son-in-law, Darrell Sachau; a sister, Agnes; a brother, Edward; and many relatives and friends.

Those grateful for having shared her life are her two daughters, Beverly (Lester) Johnson of Wakonda, and Elaine Sachau of Greeley, CO; and her six grandchildren, Dennis (Donna) Johnson of Coon Rapids, MN, Douglas (Lorie) Johnson of Aberdeen, Diane (Mick) Ramey of Cottage Grove, MN, Duane (Michelle) Johnson of Vermillion, David (Lori) Sachau of Parker, CO, and Debra (Ben) Martinez of Greeley, CO.

She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Aaen of Volin, and Lillian Olson of Mission Hill; and five nieces.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church in Westerville, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation began at 5 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Richard W. Haase

Richard W. Haase, 59, of Vermillion, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Mr. Haase was born Oct. 9, 1944 in Flandreau, to Lloyd and Viola Scofield Haase. He graduated from Brookings High School, and attended vo-tech school in Omaha, NE.

He served in the Navy as a 3rd class petty officer during Vietnam, and married Cynthia Baier on Feb. 19, 1983 in Sioux Falls. He was employed as a computer operator at The University of South Dakota until 2000.

He is survived by his wife Cynthia of Vermillion; a son, Mark (Michelle) Haase of Yankton; two daughters, Jennifer (Donnie) Coffee of Tea, and Amy (Travis) Schroeder of Vermillion.

Also surviving him are three grandsons, Jonnie, Jimmy and Ryan; a granddaughter, Erica Lynn; a stepmother, Anna Haase of Brookings; two sisters, Pat Stoick of Kasson, MN, and Deb (Thomas) Deleney of Brookings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Baier; a brother, Ronald; and a sister, Paulette Mellendorf.

Memorial services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. Burial of ashes will be in the BluffView cemetery in Vermillion.

Kenneth M. Lane

Kenneth M. Lane, 79, of Vermillion died Thursday, June 10, 2004, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Mr. Lane was born Dec. 5, 1925 in Gayville, to Art and Edna (Clark) Lane. He was raised by his grandparents; George and Goldy Clark, and attended a one room school in Gayville. He moved to Vermilion in 1934, and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1943.

He entered the U.S. Army in 1944, serving two years in Europe during World War II.

Mr. Lane married Norma Jean Hewitt in 1950. She died in 1966. He then married Shirlene Lee Kissick in 1986. She died in 2001.

Mr. Lane had worked as a custodian at The University of South Dakota for 10 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Norma, and wife Shirlene; and three grandchildren.

He is survived by five daughters, Lynette (Terry) Clarey of Akron, IA, Deb Sargent of Vermillion, Patti Kissick of Bloomington, MN, Kim Taggert of Vermillion, and DeeDee Kissick of Bloomington. He is also survived by two brothers; three sisters; a great aunt, Merle Brewer of Vermillion; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, June 14, at the First Baptist Church in Vermillion, with burial in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

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