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Obituaries Marshall Macy

Marshall S. Macy, 78, died at his home in Phoenix, AZ, on July 31, 2004. Born on July 6, 1926 in Vermillion to Milton

and Frances Wince Macy, he

was a school administrator in Wyoming and Kansas before retiring to Phoenix in 1984.

Mr. Macy enjoyed the genealogy of his Quaker family, the first Thomas Macy having been one of nine who purchased Nantucket from the local Indians in 1650.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Katherine J. Simons Macy, and two brothers, Gene and Delmar.

Surviving are a sister, Sara Donna Jensen (Carroll) of Ft. Dodge, IA; sister-in-law, Carol Macy of Sterling, KS; a son, Thomas of Wichita, KS; two daughters, Pamala Ward (Rick) of Parsons, KS, and Kim Fisher (Steve) of Wichita, KS; grandchildren Dawn Menges (Mitch), Lisa Baker (Bob) and Andrea Macy of Ellinwood, KS, Kyle and Mindy Ward of Parsons, KS, Michele Fisher Grantham (Jason) of Kansas City, MO, Brent Fisher of Wichita, KS; and four great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his first wife, Trudie Larson Macy of Vermillion; a daughter, Judith Haugo (Houston) of Sioux Falls; and a son, Robert (Virginia) of Yankton; grandchildren Chris Haugo of Rapid City, Alison Haugo of Madison, WI, Kathy Rodriguez (Joseph) of Kansas City, MO, Michael Macy of Kansas City, MO, Patty Tucker (Jon) of Lincoln, NE, Melanie Meshoto (Sam), Sara Macy of Yankton, and six great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be held at BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Memorial gifts will be sent to the Macy Needy Children Fund, a fund Marshall and Kay established to purchase school supplies and clothing for elementary-age children in Vermillion, Newcastle, WY, and Ellinwood, KS.

Checks may be made out and sent to Kim I. Fisher, Trustee at 349 S. Ralstin Rd., Wichita, KS 67209.

Don Jensen

Don Anthony Jensen, 79, Burbank, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at his residence.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion, with the Rev. Kwen Sanderson officiating. Burial will be in the Dalesburg Baptist Cemetery, rural Beresford.

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Jensen was born Dec. 17, 1924, at Vermillion, to Anton W. and Marie (Backlund) Jensen. He attended Rockfield Grade School and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Virginia Sladek on Aug. 29, 1953, at Mitchell. He was a retired farmer and NK Seed dealer.

He was a member of Alsen American Legion Post 44, Vermillion VFW Post 3061, Clay County Farm Bureau, Clay County FHA board and Dalesburg Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia of Burbank; a son, Reid (Marilyn) of Burbank; daughters Nancy (Curt) Robinson of Vermillion, Sheila (Greg) Ketel of Rapid City, and Tracy (Russ) Mancino of Costa Mesa, CA; eight grandchildren, Anthony and Taylor Jensen, Sam, Jordan and Valerie Robinson, Matthew Ketel, Alyse and Joel Mancino; two step-grandsons, Troy and Trent Hemmingsen; four brothers, Craig (Loretta) of Mesa, AZ, Claire (Mary) of Tempe, AZ, Stanley (Margaret) of York, NE, and Jim (Gail) of Sioux Falls.

Inez Peterson

Inez H. Peterson, 87, of Gayville, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004 after a brief illness. She was a life-long resident of the Gayville area.

Her funeral service was 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 7 at Gayville Lutheran Church in Gayville, with burial in the Danish Lutheran Cemetery, rural Gayville. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

She was born to Soren and Hannah (Junker) Sorensen in Clay County on June 17, 1917. She married Chester F. Peterson on July 12, 1941. They raised four children, Richard (Juanita) of Wewela, Robert (Sharyl) of Grand Junction, CO, Patricia Peterson of Gayville, and Thomas (Julie) of Fargo, ND.

The couple farmed south of Gayville until 1988 when they moved to Gayville where she lived until her death.

She will be remembered by many in the community as an elementary teacher, Sunday school teacher, and piano teacher, as well as an active member of the Danish Trinity Lutheran Church and church organist for many years.

She will be remembered by her family for her care and the loving support she gave to all of their activities as well as for her dumpling soup.

She enjoyed traveling. Some of her favorite trips were to Alaska, and especially Norway and Denmark to visit relatives.

In addition to travel, playing solitaire, working crosswords and watching game shows on TV were her favorite activities.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, four children and two grandchildren, Randy of Manhattan, KS, and Cindy of Fargo, ND.

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