Mobridge -- The funeral for Esther Bender, 92, of Mobridge will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church at Linton, N.D. The Rev. David Warner will officiate.
Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. in the Linton Cemetery. Myers Funeral Home of Linton is in charge of arrangements.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.
She died Monday, April 30, 2001, at the Mobridge Care Center.
Esther Ochsner was born May 25, 1908, to Fredrick and Christine (Haidle) Ochsner in Winona, N.D. When she was 12, she moved with her family to Linton.
She married Edward Bender on Aug. 7, 1929. They made their home on a farm two miles northwest of the Bender family farm. In 1971, they retired and moved to Linton. He died Jan. 9, 1996. She entered the Strasburg, N.D., Nursing Home in October 1996. She later moved to the Mobridge Care Center.
She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and walking.
Survivors include one son, Leslie (Cynthia) Bender of Blaine, Minn.; five daughters, Dolores (Donald) Jenkins and Virginia Kremer, both of Linton, Grace (Edward) Wold of Salem, Va., Lorna Gimbel of San Francisco and Elvira (Ray) Behrens of Wheatridge, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandsons.
She was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.
Casketbearers will be her grandsons: Kent Kremer, Aaron Gimbel, Jason Bender, Phillip Bender, Troy Bender and Jeff Wold.
The family prefers memorials to New Freedom Baptist Church, 6210 Fifth Ave., Selby, S.D. 57472.
Leonard Arnold Zumm
Aberdeen -- The funeral for Leonard Arnold Zumm, 94, of Aberdeen will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 S. Jay St. The Rev. Keith O. Hanson will officiate.
Darrell K. Nack
Aberdeen -- The funeral for Darrell K. Nack, 69, of Aberdeen will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Ave. N.E. The Rev. Allan Schoonover will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites by Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post No. 24. Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
He died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Darrell K. Nack was born Nov. 24, 1931, to Walter A. and Vesta (VanRiper) Nack in Aberdeen. He grew up on the family farm near Ferney. He attended West Hansen Country School through the eighth grade and then attended Groton High School, graduating in 1949. He spent a year working on the farm before entering the U.S. Air Force on Jan. 4, 1951. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant on Oct. 29, 1954. He returned to Groton and began working at Gage Brothers in Aberdeen until April 1955.
He married Marlis Larsen on June 12, 1955, at Groton. They made their home in Aberdeen. He continued to work for Gage Brothers for the next 41 years, retiring as manager in 1996.
He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Sertoma Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Elks.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In retirement, he enjoyed gardening and visiting his lake cabin.
Survivors include his wife of Aberdeen; two sons, Lonnie (Nancy) Nack of Aberdeen, and Brad (Kim) Nack of Sioux Falls; two daughters, Cathie (Pat) Murphy and Laurie (Francis) Baumgartner, both of Aberdeen; one sister, Deanna Hendrickson of Groton; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Casketbearers will be Jeff Hendrickson, Paul Daschel, Joey Kaven, Mike Salo, Ron Sitter and Leonard Kline.
Gertrude A. Gauer
Ipswich -- Mass of Christian burial for Gertrude A. Gauer, 84, of Ipswich will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich. The Rev. Thomas Clement will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Hein Funeral Home in Ipswich is in charge of arrangements.
A liturgical wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the church.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, all at the funeral home. There will also be visitation from 6 p.m. until the conclusion of the wake service Monday at the church.
She died Friday, April 27, 2001, at her home.
Gertrude Agatha Heinz was born March 23, 1917, to Herman and Susan (Pitz) Heinz northwest of Ipswich. At an early age, she moved with her parents to a farm south of Craven Corner, southeast of Ipswich. She attended rural school and then Holy Cross school in Ipswich.
She married Joseph L. Gauer on June 22, 1937. They farmed southeast of Ipswich until their retirement. In 1998, they moved into Ipswich.
She was a lifetime member of Holy Cross Catholic Church and Altar Society.
She enjoyed helping others, sewing and working in her garden.
Survivors include her husband of Ipswich; three daughters, Luverne Thares of Rapid City, and Patricia (Carroll) Brick and Helen (Bob) Karst, both of Aberdeen; three sons, Joseph A. (Ann) Gauer, Lenny (Gail) Gauer and Clarence (Linda) Gauer, all of Ipswich; three brothers, Cletus Heinz, Lawrence Heinz and Francis Heinz, all of Ipswich; five sisters, Lucille Braun and Viola Weber, both of Ipswich, Marcella Strudle of Aberdeen, Valera Braun of Hawthorne, Calif., and Evelyn Bulian of Yankton; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and 18 stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Casketbearers will be Brad Gauer, Scott Thares, Jason Gauer, Doug Karst, Aaron Brick and Charles Gauer.
Allen A. Acker
Aberdeen -- The graveside service for Allen A. Acker, 43, of 211 Fifth Curve, Lakeside Estates, will be at a later date in the Bushnell National Cemetery at Bushnell, Fla., with full military honors. Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W., is in charge of arrangements.
He died April 26, 2001, at his home.
Allen A. Acker was born Sept. 5, 1957, to Allen and Mary Ann (Ray) Acker in Clearwater, Fla. He attended Dunedin High School in Dunedin, Fla. He entered the U.S. Marines on July 24, 1975. His tour of duty included being stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He rose to the rank of lance corporal. He received his honorable discharge Aug. 31, 1979.
He married Christine L. Enger on Feb. 9, 1991, at Aberdeen. He was a welder and was employed with Al's Specialty at the time of his death.
Survivors include his father of Marystown, Tenn.; his mother of Safety Harbor, Fla.; one son, Adam A. Acker of Aberdeen; one daughter, Ashley A. Acker of Aberdeen; two sisters, Sherry L. Cameron and Terri Durgen, both of New Port Richie, Fla.; and his maternal grandmother, Anna Costa of North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and his maternal grandfather.
Redfield -- Mass of Christian burial for Stanley Roach, 77, of Redfield will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Redfield. The Rev. Roger Geditz will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery in Redfield. Thelen Funeral Home in Redfield is in charge of arrangements.
A rosary service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Closed-casket visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
He died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Redfield.
Survivors include his wife of Redfield; one son, Vince Roach of Redfield; three daughters, Kim Roach of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Coby Roach of Dallas, Texas, and Kia (David) Smith of Englewood, Colo.; one brother, Robert Roach of Miller; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son.
Daniel M. Reis
Waterloo, Iowa -- Daniel M. Reis, 81, of Waterloo and formerly of Aberdeen, died of natural causes Sunday, April 1, 2001, at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa.
His service was held April 4 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Waterloo with military rites by AMVETS Post No. 49 of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home in Cedar Falls was in charge of arrangements.
Daniel M. Reis was born May 16, 1919, to Joseph and Mary (Kraft) Reis in Napoleon, N.D.
He married Maxine Kienast on Oct. 15, 1947, in Aberdeen. He was employed by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. in Aberdeen for 30 years, retiring in 1976. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of Waterloo; two sons, Bruce Reis of Missoula, Mont., and Mark Reis of Waterloo; four brothers, John Reis of Aberdeen, Joe Reis of Sioux Falls, Al Reis of Hot Springs, Ark., and Mike Reis of Anaheim, Calif.; three sisters, Margaret Dutenoffer of Aberdeen, Odelia Burgod of Long Beach, Calif., and Mary Reis of Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Jacqueline 'Suetie' Sue (DuMarce) Sullivan
Sisseton -- Jacqueline 'Suetie' Sue (DuMarce) Sullivan, 46, of Sisseton died of natural causes Wednesday, May 2, 2001, in Fargo, N.D.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tribal Elderly Center in Agency Village. The Rev. John Pipe and the Rev. Shirley Johnson will officiate.
Burial will be in the Goodwill Presbyterian Cemetery in Agency Village with Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton in charge of arrangements.
Jacqueline Sue DuMarce was born Nov. 20, 1954, to Sanford DeMarrias and Feanette DuMarce in Sisseton. She grew up and attended school in Sisseton. She graduated from Sisseton High School.
She married Timothy Sullivan on June 2, 1973, in Sisseton. She attended Northern State College in Aberdeen. After her education she worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
She married Dean Birdsbill in Sisseton. The couple moved to Tacoma, Wash., lived in Germany for a period of time and later lived in Denver following his career in the service. She returned to Sisseton to care for her grandfather.
She enjoyed making dream catchers, reading, doing crafts and cooking.
Survivors include three sons, Leslie Sullivan of Sisseton, Tim Sullivan of Pine Ridge, and Anthony Birdsbill of Minneapolis; three daughters, Deann Birdsbill, Corri Birdsbill and Hattie Birdsbill, all of Sisseton; three sisters, Shelly Pipe and LeAnn Berger, both of Wolf Point, Mont., and Jewel DeMarrias of Sisseton; two brothers, Myron DuMarce of Sisseton, and Darrell DuMarce of Minneapolis; her maternal grandfather, John DuMarce of Sisseton; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, her parents, two brothers and her maternal grandmother.
Casketbearers will be Troy DuMarce, Bryan DuMarce, Harlan DuMarce, Kenneth Bursheim Jr., Vine Marks Jr., Tilmer Selvage, Buddy Pipe and Mike Selvage Jr.