Ernest Arthur Reelfs

Ernest Arthur Reelfs, 89, of Vermillion, died Friday, May 21, 2010 at the Sanford Vermillion Hospital.

Ernie was born Aug. 31, 1920 in Wagner, to George and Johanna (Ahlfs) Reelfs the youngest of seven girls and three boys.

They farmed in the Wagner area until 1936 when they moved to a farm in Clay County north of Vermillion.

He married Barbara Jean Ericson on June 7, 1953 in Alcester, and they farmed until 1975 when they bought the Dalesburg School House and made it into their home until 1998 when they moved into Vermillion.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Vermillion, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 26 at the Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion, with burial in the church cemetery.Visitation was Tuesday, May 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. For online condolences and obituary please visit

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