Obituaries

Obituaries Suzanne L. Blaine

Funeral services for Suzanne L. Blaine, 30, of Vermillion, formerly of Fort Thompson, were held Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph�s Catholic Church in Fort Thompson with burial in the Lakeview Cemetery at Fort Thompson. Wake services were at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 and Monday, July 11 at St. Joseph�s Catholic Church in Fort Thompson.

Suzanne LaVette Blaine was born on Sept. 23, 1974 at Freeman. She attended elementary school at Vermillion Public School and high school at Crow Creek High School at Fort Thompson. She began attending The University of South Dakota at Vermillion in 2002. She was currently living in Vermillion and was employed as a fry order cook at The Diner in Vermillion and in the bakery/grill at the Coyote Student Center at the University of South Dakota during the school year. She became the proud parent of four beautiful children; three sons and a daughter: Micah Evan, Jared Chase, Rain Vincent, and Julianne Marie.

Suzanne passed away on July 8, 2005 at her home in Vermillion at the age of 30 years, 9 months, and 16 days. Gratefully sharing her life are her parents, Nelson and Barbara (St. John) Blaine, Jr. of Fort Thompson; three sons, Micah Evan, Jared Chase, and Rain Vincent Blaine, all of Fort Thompson; a daughter, Julianne Blaine of Fort Thompson; three younger brothers, Mark Blaine Stengel Jr. of Vermillion, Solomon Blaine His Law of Fort Thompson, and Jarelle Blaine His Law of Edgemont; three younger sisters, Serina Marie Blaine, Desiree Wanda Blaine, and Delta Elizabeth (Blaine) Black Hawk all of Mandaree, ND; a special friend, Raymond Grey Owl; and her paternal grandmother, Ruby Blaine of Fort Thompson.

Preceding her in death were her great-grandparents, Pius and Rose His Chase; maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Rudolph St. John; paternal grandfather, Nelson Blaine, Sr.; two uncles, Michael St. John and Lawrence St. John; and two brothers, Barnabas Blaine in 1980 and Nelson Raymond Blaine, III in 1983.

Wendy Ewell

Wendy Marie Noteboom Ewell, grandaughter of Howard and Lucille O�Connor of Vermillion, died in a drowning accident while vacationing with her husband in LaPaz, Mexico on July 8, 2005.

Wendy is the wife of Lars Ewell of Tucson, AZ, the daughter of Rosemarie O�Connor of Des Moines, IA and Wendell Noteboom of Lincoln, NE and the sister of Erin Noteboom Bow of Kitchener, Ontario.

Her step-parents are Michael E. Allsopp and Judy Noteboom of Des Moines, IA and Lincoln, NE respectively.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Family Shrine in Gretna, NE on Saturday, July 16 at 1 p.m.

A complete obituary will appear in next week�s Plain Talk.

Sara Jensen

Sara Donna Macy Jensen, age 73, of Fort Dodge, IA, died Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Services were 10 a.m. Friday at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel in Fort Dodge.

Burial will be 3:30 p.m. Friday in the BluffView Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.

She is survived by her husband, John (C.J.) Jensen; four children, Bruce and his wife Rhonda Jensen of Houston, TX, Brian and his wife Kathleen Jensen of Perryburg, OH; Christine and her husband Steve Tjossem of Minneapolis, MN; and Douglas Jensen of New York City, NY; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Frances (Wince) Macy and her brothers, Marshall and Delmar Macy.

Sara Donna Macy was born Feb. 24, 1932 in Vermillion. She graduated from Vermillion High School in 1950 and also attended the University of South Dakota.

On Aug. 11, 1951, she married C.J. Jensen in Vermillion. After their marriage the couple made their home in Vermillion, Springfield, MO, El Dorado, KS, Watertown, and have lived in Fort Dodge since 1960.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Julia & Lydia Circles, and served on the board of directors for Campfire and the YWCA. She was also a Life member of Beta Sigma Phi, P.E.O., and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

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