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Obituaries Olivia W. Beerman

Olivia W. Beerman, 89, of Huron, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at the Huron Nursing Home. Her funeral Mass was 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father Donald Imming officiating. Burial was in St. Martin Cemetery.

Visitation was from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Welter Funeral Home, Huron, and prior to the service at the church Thursday morning. There was a scripture service at 7 p.m. Wednesday followed by a Catholic Daughters of America rosary at the Welter Funeral Home.

Olivia Beerman was born Olivia W. Greschke on Sept. 6, 1914, to William and Elizabeth (Palt) Greschke at rural Wessington. She attended elementary school at St. Theresa Catholic School at Huron and graduated from Huron High School in 1934. In 1938, she graduated from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Aberdeen with a degree as a registered nurse.

On Sept. 26, 1941, she married William Albert Beerman at St. Martin Catholic Church in Huron. She worked as a registered nurse in Huron for 39 years � a short period of time at the Sprague Hospital and most of her career at St. John's Hospital, retiring in September of 1978.

Mrs. Beerman was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish and the Altar Society, Degree of Honor, and Catholic Daughters of America. She loved every moment that she could spend with her grandchildren, and also enjoyed baking, canning, playing cards, and taking photographs of her family.

She is survived by six children, Camille ("Chris") Christie of Sparks, NV, Tom (Sandy) Beerman of Huron, Jim (Renae) Beerman of Thousand Palms, CA, Paul (Rolayne) Beerman of Atwater, MN, Mary (Tom) Bell of Brookings, and Nancy (David) Engebretson of Meckling; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Tootie (K.O.) Kauth of Huron; and two sisters-in-law, Margaret Greschke of Huron and Lela Greschke of Apache Junction, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill on Oct. 11, 1995; one daughter, Paulette Leeman; four brothers, Francis, Edward, Martin, and Vincent Greschke; two sisters, Genevieve Madson, and Marie Schmalz; and two brothers-in-law, Lewis Madson, and Harvey Schmalz.

Karen Iverson

Karen Jeanette (Repp) Iverson, 64, of Wakonda, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Avera Yankton Care Center of cancer.

She was born Aug. 25, 1940, in Yankton, to Charles and Bertha (Anderson) Repp. She was baptized at Martinus Lutheran Church, rural Utica, and confirmed at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion.

She attended grade school at Bluff Center School, rural Clay County, and Volin High School, graduating in 1958. She graduated from Yankton College in 1962 with a degree in secondary education along with an internship at Schenk Funeral Home.�

She taught history, psychology, and sociology in Tomah, WI, one year, and three years at Brandon Valley High School, Brandon. She then became a dental assistant for a Yankton dentist for five years.�

She married Ronald Iverson on Oct. 29, 1972, at Volin Lutheran Church. She apprenticed at her husband's beauty salon in Wakonda and became a licensed cosmetologist. The last 25 years she worked at Wakonda Heritage Manor Nursing Home as a certified nursing assistant, social service designee, housekeeper, housekeeper supervisor, and restorative therapy aide.�

She was a past member of WMF and member of Immanuel Free Lutheran Church AFLC, rural Centerville. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandson.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Iverson, Wakonda; two daughters, Monica Iverson, and Kaija (Iverson) Wagner, son-in-law Shawn Wagner, and grandson Austin Wagner, all of Yankton; one sister, Kathy Scherf, Gillette, WY; one brother, Earl Repp, Vermillion; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Eileen Stroh.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Emmanuel Free Lutheran Church, rural Centerville. Burial followed in Union Cemetery, rural Wakonda.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Irene.

Erna Frahm

Erna Beatrice Frahm, 97, of Vermillion, passed away Aug. 25, 2004 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center, Vermillion.

Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermillion, with the Rev. Ed Anderson officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Wakonda. Visitation was one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

She was born on March 15, 1907 to John and Emile (Mantey) Erbst in Bloomfield, NE. She was baptized on April 28, 1907 at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomfield, NE.

She married Max Frahm on Sept. 30, 1925 in Yankton, and to this union was born three children, Loretta, Leon and Dale.

Mrs. Frahm worked at the University Food Service from 1950 to 1972 when she retired and became very active in the Senior Citizens for many years.

Survivors are one son, Leon (Delores) Frahm of Vermillion; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Max, a daughter, Loretta Nelson, and a son, Dale; two brothers, John Jr., and Edward Erbst.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion, was in charge of arrangements.

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