Obituaries

Obituaries Melvin R. Marcotte

Melvin R. Marcotte, 76, of Vermillion, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at the Sioux Valley Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls.

Mel was born April 2, 1928 in Vermillion to Leo and Dally (Seally) Marcotte. He graduated from Vermillion High School, and married Dorothy Trudeau on May 29, 1950 in Vermillion.

Melvin worked for the City Light Plant and Clay Union REC before moving to Sheldon, IA, in 1967. He started the Power Lineman Program at NITC in Sheldon and was instructor for that program until his retirement in 1990. He moved back to Vermillion with his wife in 1991, and she died in 2000.

Mel was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, and enjoyed golfing, pheasant hunting, camping and spending time with his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

He is survived by a son, Tom (Connie) Marcotte of Le Mars, IA; a daughter, Judy (Craig) Hauger of Sioux Falls; three grandsons, Chad (Barb) Marcotte, Brandon Marcotte, and Jared Marcotte; three granddaughters, Ashley, Lindsay, and Allison Hauger; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Morris (Shirley) Marcotte of Worthington, MN, and Roger (Susan) Marcotte of Beresford; two sisters, Fern Morse of Vermillion and Betty (Virgil) Schmidt of Wakonda; a brother-in-law, Bill Lynch of Phoenix, AZ; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy; a sister, Ruth Lynch; and a brother-in-law, Warren Morse.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, with burial to follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion.

The family will be present at 5 p.m. Friday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Mary Jeanne Peterson

Mary Jeanne Peterson, 81, of Yankton, died peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls surrounded by her family.

Mary Jeanne Carlson was born April 22, 1923 in Volin to Hardy and Aves (Lineback) Carlson. She graduated from the Volin High School, and Nettleton College. She was married to Milo Peterson in November of 1943.

During her life, Mary Jeanne was an avid bridge player and loved to knit. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and the Eastern Star in Yankton. She was employed at the Yankton County register of deeds, and retired from the Human Services Center in Yankton.

Mary Jeanne is survived by a son, Stevan (Margaret) Peterson of Wakonda; a daughter, Charla (Bill) Brunick of Vermillion; and four grandchildren, Allison (Bill) Seuntjens of Kingsley, IA, Michelle Brunick of Omaha, NE, John Peterson of Boston, MA, and Carrie Peterson of Carrollton, TX.

She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Carson Seuntjens; a sister, Shirley (Darrell) Nelson of Yankton; and two nephews, Bob (Virginia) Nelson, and Jim (Peg) Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the United Methodist Church in Wakonda. Burial followed in the Union Cemetery, rural Wakonda.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

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