Frances E. Orr Coleman, 94, of Vermillion, died Sunday, Sept. 25, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

She was born May 15, 1911, at Beresford, to Henry Silienberg and Esther Boom. She graduated from Beresford High School and received a teaching degree from USD. She was the postmaster for Meckling for 33 years. She was a member of the Meckling School Board, a charter member of the Vermillion Eagles Auxiliary and the Vermillion OES. She was of the Lutheran faith.

She is survived by her sons, Kenneth (Doris) Orr, Meckling, Dale (Joyce) Orr, Fort Mohove, AR and Duane (Rose Mary) Orr, Yankton; daughters, Karen (Delmer) Vennard, Yankton and Donna Westphal, Irene; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29,at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, Vermillion with the Rev. Linda Jorgensen officiating. Burial was in the BluffView Cemetery.

Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the funeral home with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth Orr; her son, Donald; and two grandsons.

Margaret Ufford

Margaret Elizabeth Ufford died Sept. 22, 2005, at Santa Anta, CA.

She was born Sept. 26, 1924 in Vermillion.

She graduated from rural school Fairview #6, the University High School and The University of South Dakota. She is survived by her husband, Bertram S. Weinstein; and two sons, Greg and Eric, and their wives.

A small service will be held in Vermillion at BluffView Cemetery.

Ethel F. Larson

Ethel F. Larson, 98, of Meckling, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Ethel Peterson was born Sept. 1, 1907 in Irene, to Martin and Hannah (Pearson) Peterson. Ethel grew up in Gayville, and married William Larson on June 6, 1923. They farmed in the Meckling area.

She is survived by three daughters, Lucille (Howard) Frank of Wessington Springs, Donna (Roger) Voigt, and Judy McGillivray (Doug Kessel), all of Canton. Also surviving her is a sister, Helen Ryken of Gayville, 14 grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William; a son, Harvey; brothers Marvin, Roy, Lloyd, Chet, Martin Jr., and Larry; sisters Evelyn, Dorothy, and Janice; a grandson, Monte Frank; and great-grandson Drew Dodd.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Gayville Lutheran Church with Pastor Nate Haaland officiating. Burial was in Meckling Cemetery, rural Meckling. Pallbearers for the service were Dallas Palmer, Cary Villeneuve, William Larson, Randy Larson, Milton Larson, Neal McGillivray, Kevin McGillivray, and Charlie Larson. Visitation was Friday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. with the family present at 6 p.m. at Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

Vivian L. Emigh

Vivian L. Emigh, age 91, died Saturday Sept. 24, 2005 at home.

Services was held beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Peace Lutheran Church. Visitation was Tuesday, at Heritage Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, from 2 to 8:30 p.m., with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Vivian Lucille Peterson was born on May 23, 1914 at Wall, to Linus and Edith Peterson. As a child, Vivian moved to the Dalesburg community, in Clay County, where she attended grade school and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1935. She later moved to Los Angeles, CA, where she met Tom Emigh. They were married on June 16, 1940 at the Dalesburg Lutheran Church, where she became involved with many church activities. In 1969, Tom and Vivian moved to Sioux Falls where they joined Peace Lutheran Church. Later that same year Vivian started working in the dietary department at the Good Samaritan Village and retired from there is 1994.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Tom; one daughter, Karlene (George) Mitchell; and one son, Gary (Theresa) Emigh. Vivian had five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all of Sioux Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Orin Peterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe directed to Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Her online obituary and register book maybe seen at

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