Brookings -- Mass of Christian burial for Yvonne Ritterhouse, 51, of Brookings will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hosmer. Monsignor Marvin McPhee will officiate.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Eureka is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service today at the church.
She died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Yvonne Malsam was born Nov. 18, 1949, to Theophiel "Dave" and Leona (Hopfinger) Malsam in Eureka. She attended country school and graduated from Hosmer High School in 1968.
She married Teddy Opp in June 1968. They lived in Aberdeen where she worked as a nurse's aide at St. Luke's Hospital. In 1972, they moved to a farm east of Eureka and moved to Fort Morgan, Colo., in 1974. In 1975, they returned to South Dakota, and in 1979 she became supervisor at Northwest Fabrics in Aberdeen. In 1980, she was promoted to store manager. She was transferred to Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1983 to open a new Northwest Fabrics store. She was divorced in 1986 and moved to Casper, Wyo., in 1987. She was named regional manager of Northwest Fabrics stores in 1989.
She married Gary Ritterhouse on Nov. 21, 1989, in Aberdeen. In 1994, they moved to South Dakota and purchased a ranch east of Hillsview where they raised elk. In 2000, they moved to Brookings where she worked at Daktronics.
She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hosmer and was founding secretary of the South Dakota Elk Breeders Association.
She enjoyed sewing, animals, the outdoors, winter sports and gardening.
Survivors include her husband of Brookings; two sons, Keith Opp of Eureka and Wade (Kellie) Opp of Sioux Falls; one stepson, Josh Ritterhouse of Brookings; her mother of Hosmer; eight brothers, Robert Malsam, John Malsam, David Malsam, James Malsam and Troy Malsam, all of Aberdeen, Jerome Malsam of Hosmer, Thomas Malsam of Mellette and Richard Malsam of Tulsa, Okla.; four sisters, Carol Barth of Lodi, Calif., Joanny Janish of Aberdeen, Lucy Vadakin of Hosmer and Margaret Lasse-gard of Rapid City.
She was preceded in death by her father and one infant brother.
Casketbearers will be her brothers: Robert Malsam, Jerome Malsam, John Malsam, Richard Malsam, David Malsam and Thomas Malsam.
The family prefers memorials to Avera McKennan Hospital Hospice, 800 E. 21st St., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57117
Dwayne I. Kettering
Aberdeen -- The memorial service for Dwayne I. Kettering, 77, of Aberdeen will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1429 N. Dakota St. The Rev. Steve Meyer will officiate.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Miller-Huebl Funeral Home.
A prayer service will be at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.
He died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital.
Dwayne I. Kettering was born on Jan. 2, 1924, to Harold B. and Alice L. (Johnson) Kettering in Aberdeen. He was raised and educated in the Brentford area and graduated from Brentford High School. He graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings in 1949.
He married Carolyn Ogren on Sept. 18, 1948, at Langford. They moved to Chadron, Neb., where he worked for a seed company and owned and operated a hardware business. He returned to the Brentford area, where he farmed from 1954 until his retirement in 1988. They moved to Aberdeen in 1995.
He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and an associate member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Mesa, Ariz. He served on the Soil Conservation Board and the Oahe Conservancy Sub District Board.
He enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Arizona.
Survivors include his wife of Aberdeen; one daughter, Diane Kettering Konneus of Los Angeles; two sons, Steven (Gloria) Kettering of South Lake, Texas, and Gary (Linda) Kettering of Mill Brook, N.Y.; his twin brother, Dwight Kettering of Sun City West, Ariz.; three sisters, Geneva Hogue of Flandreau, Betty Clemensen of Conde and Mary Frances Winkle of Seminole, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.
Edwin 'Eddie' Oswald
Sioux Falls -- The funeral for Edwin "Eddie" Oswald, 83, of Aberdeen will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 1500 E. Melgaard Road in Aberdeen. The Rev. Harold Salem will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen. Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. There will also be visitation from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
He died Friday, June 1, 2001, at his daughter's home in Sioux Falls.
Edwin Oswald was born Oct. 9, 1917, to Edward and Bertha (Pfeifle) Oswald in Hazelton, N.D. He worked as a custodian in the Aberdeen Public School system for many years.
He married Lucinda "Beth" Blake on Aug. 20, 1938, in Aberdeen. She died Sept. 23, 2000.
Survivors include three daughters, Rosalie Guiry of Scottsdale, Ariz., Glenda (Chuck) Carrier of Gilbert, Ariz., and Valli (Tom) Mark of Sioux Falls; two sons, Rod (Bev) Oswald of Spearfish and Torrie (Suzi) Oswald of Chaska, Minn.; two sisters, Rosine Young and Lora Steen, both of Aberdeen; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Casketbearers will be his family members.
Raylene Rose Red Fox
San Jose, Calif. -- The funeral for Raylene Rose Red Fox, 41, of San Jose and formerly of Aberdeen, will be at noon MDT today at the Cherry Creek Gym. The Rev. Norman Blue Coat will officiate.
Burial will be in the Congregational Cemetery in Cherry Creek. Luce Funeral Home in Eagle Butte is in charge of arrangements.
She died Monday, May 28, 2001, at Terrino Gardens in Los Gatos, Calif.
She was born Oct. 26, 1959, to Rita Condon at the Old Cheyenne River Agency. She lived her first two years in Cherry Creek and Eagle Butte with her aunt and uncle, Audrey and Harry Howard. She moved to Fresno, Calif. with her mother and attended grade school in Fresno and high school in San Jose, Calif. She married and was a housewife, and she lived in San Jose until her death.
Survivors include her husband, Faustino Curiel; two sons, Eliseo Red Fox and Eulalio Red Fox, both of Merced, Calif.; her mother, Rita Woolard of San Jose; two sisters, Yvonne and Marva of San Jose; one brother, Carlan of San Jose; and many half brothers and half sisters of Eagle Butte.
Kenneth Townsend Beckel
Aberdeen -- Mass of Christian burial for Kenneth Townsend Beckel, 80, of 515 Fifth Ave. S.E. will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 Third Ave. S.E. The Rev. Terry Anderson will officiate.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites by Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post No. 24 of Aberdeen. Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W., is in charge of arrangements.
A liturgical wake service will be 7 tonight and a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Rosary will be at 7:30 tonight, both at the mortuary.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, all at the mortuary.
He died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital.
Kenneth Townsend Beckel was born June 10, 1920, to William and Elda (Townsend) Beckel in Austin, Minn. In 1928, he moved with his family to Aberdeen. He attended Sacred Heart Parochial School, Roosevelt Junior High School and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School in 1938. Following high school he worked at Dayton Yard-Milwaukee Railroad for one year. He later attended Northern State Teachers College until being drafted into the U.S. Army on April 15, 1942. He attended basic infantry training at Camp Roberts, Calif. He took his exam for Army Air Corps and later was transferred to Santa Ana, Calif., for ground school training, then transferred to Cal-Aero Academy for flight training, then to Lancaster, Calif., for basic flying school. He was later transferred to Stockton Field, Calif., for advanced flying school, finishing there in July 1943. He was part of a 10-man B-17 crew. As a co-pliot of a B-17 bomber during World War II, he flew 50 missions from a 650-mile radius out of Amanadoa Air Base near Foggia, Italy. He returned to the United States on Sept. 1, 1944.
He married M. Marjorie Aggen on Sept. 24, 1944, in Aberdeen. He served an additional two years in the Army Air Corps stationed at bases in Hobbs, N.M., and Tampa, Fla. He received his honorable discharge in July 1946. Following his discharge he received numerous medals and citations for his service during World War II including the Victory Medal, a 50 Missions Ribbon and a European Theater Operations Medal. They returned to Aberdeen and he continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves for 24 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 1970. In 1946, he began working at the Giese Tire Company. He later purchased the company, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1982.
He served on the City Board of Adjustments for 10 years, belonged to the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, Aberdeen Lions Club, Roncalli Foundation, Knights of Columbus, where he served as a Grand Knight and as a Past Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, the American Legion, where he served as Post Commander for two years and served on the Funeral Honor Guard for many years, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the United Commercial Travelers.
He volunteered much of his time for civic and church functions. He served as a lay Eucharistic minister and as a parish council member. He was a van driver for the elderly to attend Sunday services, delivered Meals on Wheels and was a volunteer at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in various capacities for more than 13 years.
Survivors include his wife of Aberdeen; two sons, David (Jean) Beckel and Jeff Beckel, both of Aberdeen; five daughters, Barbara (Dave) Overland and Lisa (Norris) Tiensvold, both of Sioux Falls, Roxana (Jacque) Block of Columbia Heights, Minn., Patricia (Robin) Johnson of Brainerd, Minn., and Kimberly (Wayne) Beck of Aberdeen; one sister, Marjorie MacDonald of Salt Lake City; one brother, Ronald Beckel of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son in infancy.
Casketbearers will be Herb Clinton, Charles 'Bud' Forrest, Ronald Jarrett, Val Lacher, Hank Lussem, Paul Mardian, T. Sydney Mortenson and Martin Opem.
Virgil O. Call
Aberdeen -- Mass of Christian burial for Virgil O. Call, 72, of 612 N. First St. will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 215 N. Arch St. The Rev. Doug Binsfeld will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military rites by the Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post No. 24 of Aberdeen. Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W., is in charge of arrangements.
A liturgical wake service will be at 4:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, all at the mortuary.
He died of cancer Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital.
Virgil Otis Call was born Jan. 24, 1929, to Clarence F. and Reverie (League) Call in Kansas City, Mo. He attended school in Kansas City until the ninth grade. He then attended Immanual High Vocation School in Kansas City for electronics for two years. At age 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 8, 1947. He was stationed in Tacoma, Wash., and was honorably discharged on July 9, 1948.
He married Irene Moffenbier on April 1, 1948, in Tacoma. They lived in Kansas City for two years before moving to Aberdeen. He owned and operated Call's Tree Service in Aberdeen for many years. He was also a truck driver. He also worked for Super Valu and then the city of Aberdeen for 21 years. He retired in 1988. They were also a foster family, having raised four foster children.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Aberdeen and was a member of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, playing drums in many parades. He was also a member of Alcoholics Anonymous since 1958.
He enjoyed wood-working and his dog Cracker Jack.
Survivors include his wife of Aberdeen; two daughters, Joyce Miller and Carol (Ron) Glugla, both of Aberdeen; three sons, Gary (Rozanne) Call of Colorado Springs, Co., and Tom Call and Charles 'Popeye' (Pam) Call, both of Sioux Falls; one brother, Lawrence 'Pal' Call of Duncan, Okla.; one sister, Corrine Atkins of Morgan, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Casketbearers will be his grandsons: Daniel Miller, Ronald Miller, David Miller, Michael Glugla, Christopher Call, Corey Call, Jonathan Call and Dustin Call.