Obituaries Nate Hurowitz

Nate Hurowitz, 89, of Vermillion, died June 12, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital.

Burial was 11 a.m. Wednesday in Independent Farane Cemetery under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial.

Nate was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom, 815 38th Street, in Sioux City, where a memorial service was held at noon Wednesday. Rabbi Guy Greene and the Rev. Steve Miller, of Vermillion, officiated.

Pallbearers were Bill Willroth Sr., Fritz Bartels, Jere Chapman, the Rev. Sandy Aakre, Bruce Kalin and Ira Lebowitz.

Nate was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Sioux City, to Philip and Rose (Norinsky) Hurowitz.

He attended Vermillion schools, graduating from Vermillion High School in 1932.

He lived in Maskell, NE, as a youngster and later moved to Vermillion in 1923, living there from 1923-1933.

From 1934 to 1937, he worked for Peoples Store. He then managed the U&I Store in Pender, NE.

He married the former Margaret Mirkin in Sioux City on June 22, 1947.

He was a WWII Army Veteran, obtaining the rank of sergeant. After the war, he moved back to Vermillion and operated the Stop and Shop Market.

From 1954 to 1987, he owned and operated his beloved Piggly Wiggly Super Market (The Pig) in Vermillion.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Consistory in Yankton and the Abu Bekr Shrine in Sioux City, where he was a Chanter.

He also was a member of the Vermillion V.F.W., the Lions Club, the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president in 1970 and in 1983, he received the "Back Bone" Award and in 1986 he received the "Brick Award." He was a member of the Eagles Club and the Rotary Club. He was president of Rotary in 1970, receiving the "Paul Harris Fellowship Award." He was South Dakota "Mister Hope" for the American Cancer Society in 1986.

He was a supporter of the University of South Dakota School of Business, supporting the USD Shrine to Music, the fine arts, college athletics and was a life time member of the USD Foundation and the President's Club.

He received the School of Business Special Merit Award.

In 1970, he won the USD Theater Award for outstanding service.

His greatest loves were his family and friends, his singing abilities and performing at the state capitol in Pierre for the governor.

He was the #1 fan of the O.U. Sooners and the USD Coyotes.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret "Babe" Hurowitz of Vermillion; a son, Scott and his wife Deborah "Debbie" Hurowitz of Sioux Falls; and a daughter, Lori Hurowitz of Tulsa, OK.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Si and Abe; and one sister, Mae Martin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Congregation Beth Shalom, the American Cancer Society and the Heart Association.

Marjorie Ashbaugh

Marjorie Ashbaugh, 95, of Sioux Falls, died Tuesday at Prince of Peace Retirement Center.

Marjorie White was born Aug. 30, 1909 at Castlewood. She grew up in Castlewood where she received her education. Following high school, she attended college at South Dakota State University in Brookings.

On Dec. 29, 1932, she was united in marriage with Harold B. Ashbaugh in Castlewood. The couple lived in Lake Preston and Webster, before moving to Vermillion, where they lived for several years. Her husband died on July 22, 2000.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion.

Grateful for having shared her life are her son-in-law, Dr. Gary Crippen, Sioux Falls; a daughter-in-law, Jane Ashbaugh, Sioux Falls; and her grandchildren, Shannon Ashbaugh and Benjamin Ashbaugh, both of Sioux Falls.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son, Dr. James Ashbaugh, and a daughter, Margaret Crippen.

Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Vermillion.

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