Obituaries

Obituaries Allen Parsons

Allen Parsons, 81, of Vermillion died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004, at his home after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Parsons was born Oct. 28, 1923 in Sioux Falls to A.W. and Nellie (Wood) Parsons. He graduated from Hurley High School in 1941, and married Annabelle Nelson on Aug. 9, 1941 in Luvurne, MN.

Mr. Parsons had served in WWII, and moved to Volin in 1946 to begin farming. He farmed in the Volin area all his life, and retired at age 78. Mr. Parsons and his wife had lived on the farm near Wakonda until 10 days before his death when they moved to Vermillion. He had an unbelievable love for all the animals on the farm.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed playing cards with his friends, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his big heart and sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife, Annabelle of Vermillion; two sons, Roger (Laurie) of Tea, and Rodney of Vermillion; a daughter, Linda (Earl) Brown of Vermillion; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion with burial to follow in the BluffView cemetery in Vermillion.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Helynn Carrier

Helynn Marie Armstrong Carrier, 77, of San Jose, CA, died there Oct. 20, 2004.

The daughter of John R. and Helen (McGregor) Armstrong, she was born July 15, 1927 at Santee, NE. Her early years were lived with her family in Vermillion where she was active in 4-H and Girl Scouts. She graduated from Vermillion High School, studied at USD and SDSU, and in 1948 was married to Franklin Carrier in the Vermillion Congregational Church where she was a choir member and soloist.

Their first two children were born in Vermillion where they lived until her husband returned to service as a Navy pilot. They established homes in the Philippines and Tennessee before becoming Californians.

Franklin and Helynn had operated Carrier's Beekeeping supplies in their home in San Jose since 1975. She was a member and past secretary of the Board of directors of Valley Village Retirement Community from 1984-2002. She greatly enjoyed sewing and quilting and was an avid genealogical researcher.

Mrs. Carrier is survived by her husband Franklin; daughter Teresa and her husband Richard Manfre; daughter Mimi and her husband Michael Kennedy; son Randy Carrier and his wife Evelyn; grandchildren Chara, Angelica, Azurina, Triana; and Devon Carrier and three brothers, Francis Armstrong of Vermillion, Robert Armstrong of Louisville, Donald Armstrong of Pierre, and Clare Armstrong of Spearfish and their families; and sister-in-law Mary Ruth Armstrong and her family.

She was preceded in death by her son Laurence Carrier, her grandson Griffith Carrier, and her brother John Armstrong. A memorial service was held Oct. 27 at Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary, Santa Clara, CA.

Doug Lundberg

Funeral services for Doug Lundberg were held 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 13, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford with burial at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Douglas Lundberg was born March 14, 1942 on the family farm in rural Beresford, to parents Oscar and Elna (Larson) Lundberg. He died at the age of 62, on Dec. 9, 2004 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, after a year-long battle with cancer.

Mr. Lundberg attended Glenwood rural school and graduated from Beresford High School in 1960. He married Phyllis Hustrulid on April 28, 1962. The couple resided southwest of Beresford. He was a lifelong farmer and also sold seed corn.

Mr. Lundberg was baptized at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford where he was currently a member. He also was a member of the Eagles in Vermillion. Mr. Lundberg enjoyed golfing, sports, watching NASCAR, and visiting with his friends, especially about farming. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, as he loved them very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those who survived and gratefully shared his life are his wife of 42 years, Phyllis Lundberg of Beresford; three sons, Mike Lundberg and wife Judy of Beresford, Todd Lundberg and wife Tether of Meadow, and Mark Lundberg of St. Louis Park, MN; three daughters, Kristi Erickson of Beresford, Terri Roelke and husband Will of Beresford, and Carol Lundberg of St. Louis Park, MN; son-in-law Steve Erickson of Beresford; two brothers, Ronald Lundberg and wife Nancie of Janesville, WI, and Gary Lundberg and wife Diane of Beresford; two sisters, Shirley Brill of Mason, OH, and Barb Hofman and husband Harold of Beresford; 15 grandchildren, Melissa, Crystal and Stefanie Erickson, Randi, Tara, Joel, Isaac, and Emily Lundberg, Alison and Sarah Beeler, Summer, Billy and McKayla Roelke and Tylee and Tallie Lundberg; three great-grandchildren, Carter, Tristin and Tyler Erickson; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Lyman Mollet

Lyman Mollet, 78, of Vermillion, passed away at 5:15 a.m., on Dec. 8, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion, with Fr. Rodney Farke officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Vermillion. Visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the church.

He was born on Aug. 20, 1926 in Jefferson. His parents were Eugene and Virginia "Jane" (Belleau) Mollet and like his father, farming was in his blood. He enjoyed working the land his entire life, from Jefferson to Akron when he was younger and then just outside of Vermillion the latter part of his life. He farmed in Clay County for 49 years.

In the fall of 1944, he joined the Merchant Marines and served during World War II for almost two years. Shortly thereafter, he met his wife-to-be, Frances Anderson, and they married on April 20, 1949 in Sioux City, IA. They were married for 55 years.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed playing cards with his friends, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. We will always remember his big heart and wonderful sense of humor which he never lost.

He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, and F.O.E. in Vermillion. He graduated from Jefferson High School.

He is survived by his wife, Frances of Vermillion; sons, Gary (Mary) of Billings, MT, Craig of Portland, OR, Mark (Patti) of Burbank, Kevin (Kristi) of Minneapolis, MN; daughters, Deanna (Jeff) Leffers of Billings, MT, and Denise (Tom) Knutson of Vermillion; brother, Virgil Sr. (Corrine) of Jefferson; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ivan and Carl Mollet, and one grandson, Adam Knutson.

Lois Souhrada

Lois Marilyn Souhrada, 97, of Vermillion, died Dec. 13, 2004.

She was born Oct. 1, 1907 to Walter R. and Amy E. (Doran) Glenn at Elk Point.

The family moved to Sterling, CO, for a short period before moving to Tyndall in 1909. She graduated from Tyndall High School in 1925. She married John E. Souhrada Sept. 22, 1932. They had one son, Gary Glenn Souhrada. On May 31, 1936 the family moved to Vermillion, where Mr. Souhrada operated the OK Barber Shop for many years.

Mr. Souhrada died in 1978. She moved to Northwood Assisted Living in 1997 and transferred to the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center in 2000.

Mrs. Souhrada was employed by several Vermillion businesses, including the Vermillion Plain Talk. She was also the secretary of First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, The Eastern Star, Rebeckah Lodge, Clay County Historical Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Friends of the W.H. Over Museum and was a 67-year member of the VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Judy Nelson Naber and her husband, John of Ruthven, IA; her daughter-in-law Julie Nelson and her husband, R. David of Ruthven, and their children Sarah, Cathrine and Paul; her sister-in-law Ruth Glenn (Mrs. Robert Glenn) of Salem, OR; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Gary; her grandson, Todd; her husband (John); and three brothers, Ward Glenn and his wife, Evelyn, Forrest Glenn and his wife, Peggy, and Robert Glenn.

Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 3 to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Vermillion. Burial was in BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion.

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