Gordon H. Nelson
Gordon H. Nelson, 80, of Veblen, SD, passed away Friday, March 25, 2005 at Coteau des Prairies Hospital in Sisseton, SD. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Veblen, SD, with Pastor Harold A. Watrous officiating and burial with military honors by the Veblen Eddie Robertson American Legion Post #76 in the Veblen Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., all at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Veblen, and Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Pallbearers were All His Nephews: Ron Storbakken, Gene Storbakken, Kevin Storbakken, Rodell Storbakken, Carlyle Storbakken, Dennis Storbakken, Allen Storbakken, Gary Storbakken, Dick Realdsen, Roger Realdsen, Steven Berger & Wayne McCready. Honorary pallbearers were "All Gordon's Friends".
Gordon H. Nelson was born on May 28, 1924 at rural Veblen, SD, the son of Henry and Mary (Swangstu) Nelson. He attended country school in Norway Township, rural Veblen, SD, and graduated from Veblen High School in 1942. He was baptized and confirmed in Bergen Lutheran Church.
Gordon enlisted in the US Marines, December 17, 1943 and was discharged on May 12, 1946. In the service he was stationed at San Diego, CA, the Hawaiian Islands, Guam & Okinawa. After being discharged, he worked various jobs and attended North Dakota State University, for a time. He began working in the Gamble Store in Veblen in 1948, beginning a 37 year career in the grocery business.
On June 11, 1949 Gordon married Ruth Storbakken at Palestine Lutheran Church, rural Veblen, SD. In 1951 he opened up a grocery store in Veblen and sold out and retired in 1986. While in business, he served on various boards, including; the Veblen School Board, for many years, Veblen City Council, Our Saviors Lutheran Church Council, Veblen Ruritan Club, Veblen Commercial Club, when it was in existence & the Veblen Cemetery Committee. Gordon enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, watching birds, fishing in Texas, helping others and going to the Senior Citizens Center.
Gordon was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, the Veblen Eddie Robertson American Legion Post #76, the VFW in Britton, the Veblen Senior Citizens.
Gordon is survived by his wife; Ruth Nelson of Veblen, SD; a son, Robert (Jan) Nelson of Merrimac, MA; a daughter, Shirley (Terry) Ochsner of Aberdeen, SD; a brother, Norman (Dora) Nelson of Oakland, CA; four granddaughters, Lyndsey, Ashley, Jennifer and Madelyn; two step-granddaughters, Erin (Jon) and Stephanie; and a step-great-grandson, Ethan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Helen.
Frank Family Funeral Home of Lidgerwood, ND was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Celeste E. LaBlanc St. John
Funeral service for Celeste E. La Blanc St. John, 81, of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Sisseton, SD, was held on Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Sisseton, SD, with Rev. Fr. Walter Butor, OMI, officiating. Music was provided by Butch Felix and the drum group was Eyabay. Pallbearers were Sequoyah St. John, Mike La Blanc, Marcus St. John, Andrew St. John, Carlos St. John, and Chaske St. John. Honorary pallbearers were Danen St. John, Steve Renner, Al Kells, Tom La Blanc, Floyd Demarrias, Muchie Hemminger, Kyle St. John, Edwa St. John, Elmer St. John Jr., Stacey La Blanc, Chaske La Blanc, Kurt Perez, Randy Perez, Fidel Kirk, Nathan Thompson, Spencer Wan-na, Ponce Owens, Randy White, Mugsy Wanna, Duane Wanna, Ron Goodeagle, Clifford Robertson, Alcott Brant, Sonny La Blanc, Benji Thompson, Levi St. John, Stacy Wanna, Frankie De La Paz, Philip Mauricio, Herman Perez, Geronimo St. John, Jay Adams, and Sheldon St. John. Special honorary pallbearers were Kayan Thunder Hawk-St. John, Sheila Wanna, Barb St. John, Linda Perez, Lillian Wanna, Mona St. John, Merle Kay St. John, Diane White, Cindy Hall, Connie Keeble-Demarrias, Ross Philbrick-St. John, and Cleo Dumarce. Wake services were held on Monday, January 31, 2005, starting at 7:00 p.m. and an all night wake was held on Tuesday, February 1, 2005, starting at 7:00 p.m. at St. Catherine's Hall in Sisseton, SD. Interment was at St. Matthew's Catholic Cemetery in Veblen, SD. The Cahill Funeral Chapel of Sisseton, SD, was in charge of the arrangements.
Celeste was born on December 14, 1923, to Peter and Grace (Wanna) La Blanc in Sisseton, SD. Celeste was a homemaker who loved to sew and make beautiful quilts. She entered the Spirit World peacefully at her home with her family members present, following a courageous battle with cancer. Celeste will be missed affectionately by her relatives and friends.
Celeste passed away at her home in Minneapolis on January 28, 2005.
Celeste is survived by two sisters, Adeline "Dolly" King of Colorado and Barbara "Bobbi" Robbins of California; 14 children, Louise (Al), Phil (Kayan), Steve, Yvonne, Robert, Ed, Rodney (Rose), Kenny (Merle), Timothy, Ted, Sanford, Jeffery, Jack, and Roger; 37 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Celeste was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Grace; her husband, Edward; two daughters, Patricia and Jennifer; one son, Marlin; one brother, Wesley La Blanc; and one sister, Germaine La Blanc.
Hilma M. Greseth
Hilma M. Greseth, 95, Chisago City, MN, formerly of Veblen, SD, died Wednesday, February 2, 2005, at Parmly Senior Housing in Chisago City, MN.
Funeral services were Saturday, February 5, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Veblen with the Rev. Harold Watrous officiating. Organist was Coleen Halverson and vocalist was Jan Hanson accompanied by Sandy Curran. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial was in the Bethel Ceme-tery, near Claire City, SD. Pallbearers were Bob Ersland, Ted Lambert, Blaine Greseth, Edwin Greseth, Jr., Larry Greseth, and Tom Greseth. The Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt was in charge of the arrangements.
Hilma Marie Greseth was born May 28, 1909, near Basin, in Perkins County, SD, to John and Anna (Pederson) Johnson. The family moved to Madison, MN, where she grew up and attended school.
On December 15, 1931, Hilma married Floyd Greseth in Zumbrota, MN. They farmed in the Claire City area until retiring and moving to Veblen in 1975. Floyd died in 1992.
Hilma was one of the first residents of the Greenleaf Assisted Living Center in Sisseton, SD, moving there in September 1999. In June 2004, she entered Parmly Senior Housing in Chisago City, MN. Hilma enjoyed crocheting and quilting.
Survivors include her son Dean (Gayle) Greseth of Chisago City, MN; two grandchildren, Kristell (Mike) Mrosak and Steven (Caty) Greseth; and five great-grandchildren, Justine, Kailey, and Madalyn Mrosak, and Connor and Callen Greseth.
William F. Moore
William F. Moore, 87, Rosholt, SD, died Sunday, January 30, 2005, at a Fergus Falls, MN, hospital.
Memorial services were held Thursday, February 3, at 10:00 a.m. at Bethania Lutheran Church in Rosholt with Father Dennis Deis officiating. The organist was Lana Sand and the vocalist was Carl Hansen.
Burial was in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Honorary urn bearers were his grandchildren. Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt was in charge of the arrangements.
William F. Moore was born November 30, 1917, to Mark and Mary (Firner) Moore in St. Paul, MN. He received his education in the St. Paul schools.
On September 28, 1940, Bill married Helen Lind in Minneapo-lis. A daughter, Carolyn Marie, and a son, James William, were born to this union. The family made their home in Minneapolis where Bill worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and later owned a filling station. He also served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946. In 1963, Bill and Helen moved to Detroit Lakes, MN, and managed the Gover Oil Company. Helen died in 1976.
On January 20, 1979, Bill married Inez Wickander in Detroit Lakes, MN. They lived in Detroit Lakes and the St. Cloud, MN, area until they retired in 1985. From 1985 to 1992, they lived by a lake in the Alexandria, MN, area. In 1992, Bill and Inez moved to Rosholt, SD. The couple also enjoyed spending 17 winters in Mission, TX, from 1985 until 2002.
Bill was a member of the American Legion and the Bethania Lutheran Church in Rosholt. He enjoyed fishing, growing flowers, especially roses, and woodworking. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends. He remarked many times that he felt "doubly blessed" to have two families in his life. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife Inez of Rosholt; daughter Carolyn and Larry Larsen of Minnetonka, MN; daughter-in-law Avis Moore of Eagan, MN; four step-daughters, Janet and Jay Cory of Breckenridge, MN, Carol and Kirk Moeckly of Britton, SD, Lois and Rodney Westby of Rosholt, SD, and Donna and Randy Holman of Castlewood, SD; two brothers, Fredrick Moore and Samuel Moore both of Minneapolis, MN; 24 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Helen; son James; step-granddaughter Chris-tine Moeckly; and brother Mark Moore.
Margaret Paige, of Bothell, WA, passed away December 26, 2004 at the age of 90. A former member of Bothell First Lutheran Church, she enjoyed arts and crafts, ceramics, baking cakes, and spending time with her loving family. A professional cook, she retired as manager from the Seattle Times cafeteria.
She is survived by her children Eunice Schneider of Shelton, WA; Gerald Gullickson (Gail) of Mountlake Terrace, WA; Ronald Gullickson (Wilma) of Shelton, WA; Sylvia Mangold (Edward) of Mill Creek, WA; Judith Walker of Mountlake Terrace, WA; her sister, Clarice Quarve (William) of Fairfield, OH; 26 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elder Paige, daughter Marilyn Morgan, son James Gullickson and granddaughter Vicki Savelle.
Funeral service was held Friday, December 31, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Rd., Lynnwood, WA. Visitation was on Thursday, December 30, 2004 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials in her name may be made to Hospice of Snohomish Co., 2731 Wetmore Ave. #500, Everett, WA 98201-9931.
Edna Lillian Wiseman
A Prayer Service was held for Edna Lillian Wiseman 87, of National City, CA on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Buffalo Lake Cemetery with family members present.
Edna Lillian Stavick Wiseman was born on August 13, 1918 in Britton, SD to parents Melvin and Mary Stavick. She grew up with her 3 sisters and 2 brothers around Sisseton, SD. She attended grade school at the Hoem School of Buffalo Lake. Edna settled in National City, CA in 1964 and remained a resident until her death on January 19, 2005 at Castle Manor. In addition to her love of children and caring for them, Edna loved decorating cakes for weddings, birthdays and special occasions.
Edna is survived by her two sons, Leonard Roger Jacobson, San Pedro, CA, and Ronald Dean Nelson of National City, CA; two daughters, Opal Mae Marangon, Auburn, WA, and Diane F. Nelson Nye of Stayton, OR, 27 grandchildren, numerous great and several great great grandchildren and onesister Joey Knudsen, Rapid City, SD.
Edna is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Lorraine Weidenbach, Ella Ringer, two brothers Alvin Stavick and LuVerne Stavick, two daughters Phyllis Marie Phyle and Alice Gertrude Jacobson.
Valeria C. Brandenburger
Valeria C. Brandenburger, 74, New Effington, SD, died Friday, August 19, 2005, in a Breckenridge, MN, hospital.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 23, at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church in Rosholt, SD, with Father Dennis Deis officiating. The organist was Lana Sand. Pallbearers were Neil, Timothy, Richard, Nathan, Dale, Lynn Jr., Mathew and Thomas Brandenburger.
Burial was in the St. Nicholas Cemetery, rural Rosholt, SD.
Visitation was held Monday, August 22, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt, SD, followed by a wake service at the church at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continued Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Valeria C. Brandenburger was born October 8, 1930, in rural Fairmount, ND, to Adolf and Caroline (Neubauer) Bernard. She attended country school in rural Fairmount and the St. Francis Academy in Hankinson, ND.
On October 8, 1953, Valeria married Lynn Brandenburger at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Hankinson, ND. In 1954, they moved to New Jersey while Lynn was in the service. They returned to the Rosholt area in 1956 and began farming. In 1958, they moved to rural Hammer, SD, and continued farming. Lynn worked in the Missile Fields in the Rapid City area in 1962, and then returned to farm in the Victor, Rosholt and New Effington areas in 1963.
Lynn and Valeria retired in 1992 and moved into New Effington, SD. Valeria entered the St. Francis Nursing Home in Breckenridge, MN, in 1998.
Valeria enjoyed baking, flowers, gardening, cooking, and praying the rosary. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Lynn of New Effington; ten children, Neil (Martha) Brandenburger of Deadwood, SD, Cynthia (Richard) Novotny of Wyndmere, ND, Timothy (Connie) Brandenburger of Rolla, MO, Constance (Sidney) Sjoquist of Wahpeton, ND, Richard (JoLynn) Brandenburger of Great Bend, ND, Nathan (Karla) Brandenburger of New Effington, Dale (Manuela) Brandenburger of Onida, SD, Lynn Jr. (Martina) Brandenburger of Mapleton, ND, Mathew (Kasey) Brandenburger of Rosholt, and Thomas (Janice) Brandenburger of Madison, SD; 35 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Vincent Bernard, and Kenneth Bernard; and seven sisters, Angeline Wieser, Doretta Zach, Marcella German, Marion Zach, Theresa Schiltz, Margaret Schiltz, and Julia Kosterman.
Valeria was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dennis; and a granddaughter, Veronica.