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Obituaries Wilbur Bursell

Wilbur Bursell, 71, of Vermillion, died Friday, July 9, 2004, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, at First Baptist Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Shelley Aakre officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home.

Mr. Bursell was born April 1, 1933, in Vermillion to Willard and Vina (Chamberlain) Bursell. He attended Vermillion schools. He worked in the concrete and construction business.

He served in the Korean conflict. He married Helen Dickes in 1950. She died May 4, 1953.

He married Blanche Holmes Oct. 6, 1963. She died Nov. 16, 1993.

Mr. Bursell was an avid trapper. He was a member of the Beresford American Legion.

Survivors include sons Harold (Shelly) Bursell, Seattle, WA, and Richard (Pat) Bursell, Colorado Springs, CO; daughter Patricia (Danny Sr.) Frazee, Vermillion; sisters, Freda Stephens and Alice Kutilek, both of Vermillion; and Alma Hoag, Sioux City, IA; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and primary care giver Linda Peters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Beatrice, Violet and Charlotte, and brothers Freeman, William and Arnold.

Marcella Denison

Marcella L. Denison, 79, of Sioux City, IA, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 1, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital.

Services were 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Sioux City, with the Rev. Tim Hogan officiating. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation was 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., and a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City.

Mrs. Denison was born Feb. 21, 1925, in O'Neill, NE, the daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth (Kern) Collins.

She married Steven H. Denison on June 21, 1945, in Indianapolis, IN. The couple moved from Vermillion to Sioux City in 1950. He died Nov. 1, 1994, in Sioux City.

She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Fellowship Circle. In earlier years, she was active in the Scouting program and was a den mother. She enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include her four children and their spouses, Steve and Marilyn Denison of Rapid City, Dorinda and Wayne Klapprodt of Sioux City, Richard and Peggy Denison of Loretto, MN, and Suzanne and Art Lautenschlager of Coconut Creek, FL; four siblings, Harold Hancock of Yankton, Fidelis Foster of Lakewood, CA, Zita and her husband, Lawrence, Cap of Emery, and Marilyn Greenwood of Gunnison, CO; eight grandchildren Michele Wise, Ashley Denison, Danielle Denison, Kaitlin Denison, Cherlynn Moore, Jeffrey Klapprodt, Aaron Klapprodt and Tiffany Lautenschlager; and two great-grandchildren, Jaimie Wise and Logan Moore.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers and a sister.

Pallbearers were Jeff Klapprodt, Rob Wise, Wade Moore, Art Lautenschlager, Jim Howard and Gail Bauerly. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.

Marlon Olson

Marlon Iver Olson, 57, Vermillion, passed away suddenly, July 8, 2004.

Mr. Olson was born Aug. 30, 1946 in Vermillion, to Iver and Frances (Stiegelmeyer) Olson.

He attended Marshalltown school and began farming with is father. He married Linda Brown June 7, 1969. He continued to farm, until 1998 and began working at The University of South Dakota.

Mr. Olson was a faithful member of Dalesburg Baptist Church and served as a trustee for six years. He loved to spend time with family and friends and lend a hand to neighbors and anyone in need. He always had a warm smile, a good word, and Tootsie Rolls for all kids young and old.

He was preceded in death by his father Iver, mother Frances, sister Marlys O'Connell, and nephew Jeff O'Connell.

Those who gratefully shared his life are wife Linda; daughters Staci Weber and her husband Ron of Mound, MN, and Lori of Plymouth, MN; sisters Marilyn Swee and her husband Maynard of Sioux Falls and Marlene Hansen and her husband Kenneth of Gayville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephew.

Funeral services were held at Dalesburg Baptist Church, Beresford, July 12.

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