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Marvin Klavons

Marv was a true gift to this world. His love, his kindness, his charm, his wit, his understanding and so much more, made Marv one of the most special people to have lived among us. As a father, he was always patient and kind. He made you feel respected, important and deeply loved.

Marv has given so much in a quiet, non-assuming way. He touched both strangers and loved ones by his active, but gentle listening and his acceptance of people. He never judged and he always celebrated an individual�s uniqueness. He found beauty in both the magnificent and the simple.

Marv realized such joy in his family and his grandchildren. He passed down many pieces of wise advice. He celebrated successes and was a rescuer when things went awry. He did this through his love and patience.

Marv is the greatest person I have ever met. He will always be my loving father. We will miss him forever. We love him deeply. Marv Klavons was a treasure among us.

Marv was born on April 13, 1928. He died Aug. 30, 2005.: 4-13-28

A celebration of life will be at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Senior Citizens Center in Vermillion with visitation going until 4 p.m. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is handling the arrangements.

Marv leaves his loving wife, Lila. Marv also leaves behind three grown children, Marshall, Mark and Maya. His three grandchildren, Ben, Mitch and Nicky will always remember their grandpa. Marv will also be missed by his dear friend, and his children�s Mom, Adan. (Submitted by his daughter, Maya).

Ilith E. Knudson

Ilith E. Knudson, 93, of Vermillion, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center.

Ilith Eleeson was born Nov. 9, 1911 in Union County to Angle and Ida (Hanson) Eleeson. She graduated from Elk Point High School, and attended Augustana College for two years, and the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, MN.

Ilith had taught school for 14 years, and entered the Division of American Missions under the National Lutheran Council and worked with Sunday Schools and worship services in housing areas during the war. She also entered the Home Mission Department of the ELC, helping to establish congregations in the states of California, Oregon and Washington.

While working in Washington, she met and married Pastor Thomas Knudson in 1939, and together they served home mission churches at Oak Harbor, and Grandview WA, and Nome AK.

Pastor Knudson died in 1964. There are no family survivors.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, with burial in St. Paul�s Cemetery, rural Elk Point. Visitation began at 12 noon Thursday at the church. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.

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