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Obituaries Dorothea Brogren

Services for Dorothea Brogren, 87, Norfolk, NE,will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The Rev. John Sievers will officiate with inurnment at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at New Lutheran Cemetery in Norfolk.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Friday at Howser-Fillmer Mortuary in Norfolk and continue one hour prior to service Saturday at the church.

She died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Heritage of Bel Air Nursing Home in Norfolk.

The daughter of Max and Minnie (Laubsch) Jahn was born July 7, 1916, in Stanton County. She was baptized July 23, 1916, at Norfolk and confirmed May 19, 1929, at Evangelical Lutheran Church near Hoskins. She attended rural School District 36 in Pierce County.

She married Herman Weyrich on Dec. 12, 1936. The couple moved to Norfolk in 1966. She worked at Henningsen Foods for more than 10 years and at Dale Electronics for six years. She also worked various other jobs before retiring at the age of 73. Her husband died in 1971.

She married Ed Brogren on May 12, 1973. He died in 1997.

Mrs. Brogren was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Norfolk.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Donald and Ina Weyhrich of Norfolk, and Lyle and Barb Weyrich of Vermillion; one stepdaughter and her husband, Lois and Dennis Bowers of Winside, NE; 11 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to both husbands, she was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, and three brothers.

Tillie Glass

Tillie Glass, 90, of Vermillion, died Saturday, June 26, 2004, of natural causes at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Services were held on Wednesday, June 30 at the Saint Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with Father Don Imming officiating. Burial took place at the Garryowen Cemetery, rural Burbank.

Tillie Glass was born Feb. 17, 1914 at Vermillion, the daughter of Anton and Rosa (Luthi) Hugener.

She married Bernard Glass on Nov. 15, 1941 in Vermillion and together they farmed in the Union/Clay County area for many years. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard, on Nov. 4, 1965, a brother, Anton Hugener Jr., and a sister, Agnes (Hugener) Hinchliff, of California.

She is survived by her four children, Linda (Glass) Walz and husband Jerry, of Vermillion; Gary and wife Rose Glass, of Pocatello, ID, Tony and wife Carol Glass of Platte, and Steve Glass of Vermillion; as well as five grandchildren, Troy and wife Kelley Walz, of San Antonio, TX, Lisa (Walz) Fullenkamp and husband David, of Council Bluffs, IA, Megan Glass of Sioux Falls, Lewis McGarr and Jessica Glass of Pocatello, ID; and one great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Rebekah Walz, of San Antonio, TX.

She will be lovingly remembered.

Palmer Nelson

Palmer Edwin Nelson, 87, died June 23, 2004 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center after suffering a stroke.

He was born Oct. 5, 1916 in rural Centerville, to Arnt and Kristofa (Tovik) Nelson. They purchased a farm near Alsen and moved there in 1931.

Mr. Nelson retired to Beresford at the age of 75 after operating the farm until 1991. He married Esther Knutson Aug. 21, 1955. She preceded him in death June 1, 1973. Mr. Nelson married Alice Johnson Larson on Nov. 9, 1979. She preceded him in death in December, 1997.

As a teenager he spent time working in the CCC camp in the Black Hills and later worked as a hired man in Manchester, MN, before returning to take on the family farm after his father's death.

Mr. Nelson loved fishing and bowling, often bowling on two leagues at once. He was a past president of the Vermillion Eagles Club, and served on the Garfield Township board.

He is survived by a son, Craig (Leslie) Nelson of Vermillion; a daughter, Jolynn Nelson (Sarah Henderson) of Minneapolis, MN; three grandchildren, Dan Nelson, Hannah Nelson, and Rachel (Dustin) Oelmann; two sisters, Pearl (Tony) Kovacic and Gladys Rissell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his two wives, Esther and Alice, a brother, Arnold, and a sister, Thelma Engstrom.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 28, at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion, with burial in St. John's Cemetery, rural Centerville.

Visitation was Sunday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Lucille Miller

Lucille M. Miller, 90, of Yankton, formerly of Meckling, died Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at the Avera Yankton Care Center.

Mrs. Miller was born Dec. 1, 1913, in Meckling, to Louise and Ida (Myron) Ahrendt. She graduated from Meckling High School, and married Hans Miller on Dec. 30, 1939 in Sioux City, IA. She farmed with her husband in the Meckling area for over 60 years. Mrs. Miller moved to the care center in 2003.

She is survived by her husband, Hans, of Yankton; one son, Marlan (Joyce) Turner of Cheyenne, WY; three daughters, Barbara (Michael) Karel of Oshkosh, NE, Debbie (Rocky) Ihnen of Spirit Lake, IA, Lauren (Ron) Segebarth of Stuart, FL; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Miller of Vermillion.

She is also survived by two sisters, Lela Bird of Wichita, KS, and Delores Lund of Sioux Falls; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Clifford Miller; a brother, Lud Ahrendt; and two sisters, Caroline Ahrendt, and Mamie Lamater.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at Bergen Lutheran Church, rural Meckling, with burial in the Danish Cemetery, rural Meckling.

Visitation was Friday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

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