Darrell K. Nack
Aberdeen -- Darrell K. Nack, 69, of Aberdeen died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Ave. The Rev. Allan Schoonover will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens with military rites by Sidney L. Smith American Legion Post No. 24 of Aberdeen. 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 for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Sioux Falls -- Donald Kinder, 78, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Aberdeen, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls.
Burial will be Monday in Riverside Memorial Park at Aberdeen. Chapel Hill Funeral Home of Sioux Falls is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family present from 7 to 9 tonight.
Donald Kinder was born April 25, 1923, to Erig and Lottie (Gorman) Kinder in Aberdeen. He grew up in Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School. He entered the U.S. Navy and was placed in the flight training school in Aberdeen. He then served during World War II as a pilot. He returned to Aberdeen after his discharge but continued to serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 23 years, retiring as a lieutenant commander.
He married June Throckmorton on Dec. 27, 1945, in Aberdeen. He worked as a juvenile probation officer in Aberdeen and then moved to Sioux Falls in 1965. He was a South Dakota state probation and parole senior agent. He retired in 1985.
He was active with the Boy Scouts, served as troop leader and was a member of the executive board. He was a life member of the American Legion posts in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen. He played in the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps and traveled with them for many years. He was a Shriner and member of the Masons in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen, having been the Worshipful Master of the Blue. He was a member of the Elks Club and sang in its choir. He was a past president of the United Church of Christ board of directors. He served on many committees at Crestwood United Methodist Church and was part of the church choir.
He enjoyed traveling and camping with his friends in the Minnekota Travel Club. He was an avid gardener.
Survivors include his wife of Sioux Falls; three sons, Keith Kinder of Brookings, Jeffrey Kinder of Olney, Md., and Brian Kinder of Gilbert, Ariz.; three daughters, Sheila Clink of Sioux Falls, Claudia Gallinger of Parks, Ariz., and Sharla Larsen of Fallbrooks, Calif.; one brother, Dick Kinder of Northridge, Calif.; one sister, Deloris Heidenrich of Watertown; 17 grand-children; and one great-granddaughter.
Milnor, N.D. -- The funeral for Betty Harff, 72, of Milnor will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nordland Lutheran Church in Rutland, N.D. The Rev. Dan Faust will officiate.
Burial will be in the Rutland Cemetery with Price Funeral Chapel of Forman, N.D., in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel in Forman. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church in Rutland.
She died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at the Lisbon Medical Center Nursing Home in Lisbon, N.D.
Betty Jean Henson was born June 20, 1928, to Benjamin and Betsey (Moe) Henson in Britton. She grew up in Rutland and attended Rutland schools. She graduated from Rutland High School in 1946. After completing her education, she worked at the Rutland Cafe.
She married Clarence 'Butch' Harff of rural Milnor on Dec. 20, 1947, in Webster.
She was a member of the Nordland Lutheran Church in Rutland and was active in the Altar Guild. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Cayuga, N.D.
Survivors include her husband of rural Milnor; one son, George (Rose Lee) Harff of Cayuga; one sister, Joan Brakke of Grand Forks, N.D.; two stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, one brother and her parents.
Casketbearers will be Alan Olstad, Robert Knutson, Greg Donaldson, Nevin Tergesen, Charles Henson and Harvey Bergstrom.
Betty (Frazier) Schwartz
North Hollywood, Calif. -- Betty (Frazier) Schwartz, 75, of North Hollywood and formerly of the Brentford and Mellette area, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, Calif.
Memorial services were April 1.
Betty Frazier was born May 7, 1925, to Vaughn and Grace (Arnold) Frazier in Mellette. After her mother died in 1927, she lived with her grandparents, George and Ada Frazier, in Brentford. She graduated from Brentford High School in 1943. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Los Angeles.
Survivors include three sons, Michael Webb, David Schwartz and Jack Schwartz, all of the Los Angeles area, two half-brothers, Ronald Frazier and Terry Frazier, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; one half-sister, Sherry McManus of Tulsa, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, her grandparents, her husband, one son and one half-brother.
Ipswich -- Mass of Christian burial for Carolina Gabriel, 87, of Ipswich will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich. The Rev. Thomas Clement will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Hein Funeral Home in Ipswich in charge of arrangements.
A prayer and rosary service will be at 5 tonight at the church.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. There will also be visitation from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at the church and for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.
She died Monday, April 23, 2001, at her home.
Carolina Barbara Meier was born Dec. 9, 1913, to Wendlin and Helena (Schmidt) Meier on a farm southwest of Roscoe. She attended rural school there.
She married Bernard Gabriel on Sept. 14, 1930. They lived in Onaka for more than 50 years, where she helped run Gabriel Produce and Gabriel Gravel Company. In 1989, they moved into Ipswich. He died in 1992. She continued to live in Ipswich.
She was a member of an altar society in Onaka and was a charter member of the Onaka Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include two daughters, Gladys (Melvin) Schumacher of Hoven and Lorraine (Clem) Binfet of Ipswich; two brothers, Paul Meier of Rapid City and Joe Meier of Aberdeen; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister and five brothers.
Casketbearers will be Gary Meier of Aberdeen, Robert W. Lehman, Travis Miller and Robert B. Lehman, all of Canton, Donald Miller of Ipswich and Bruce Schumacher of Hoven.
Wilma Eleanor Whitmore Allen
Paradise, Calif. -- The funeral for Wilma Eleanor Whitmore Allen, 85, of Paradise and formerly of Aberdeen, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen. The Rev. Harold E. Salem will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Aberdeen.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.
She died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Cypress Acres Convalescent Hospital in Paradise.
Wilma Eleanor Whitmore was born Oct. 31, 1915, to Frank W. and Hattie E. (Kuni) Whitmore in Huron. She graduated from Simmons School in Aberdeen and Gradwahl School of Laboratory Technicians in St. Louis, where she received a degree as an X-ray and laboratory technician. She moved to Casper, Wyo., to continue her education and complete her residency.
She married Merle K. Allen in Casper. During World War II, she was a guard and linguist for the U.S. Army in San Leandro, Calif. Following the war, she returned to the medical field working for the Alameda County Health Department in Hayward, Calif., and San Francisco General Hospital in that city. She retired from Kaiser Hospitals in Bellflower, Calif., where she lived for 26 years. She was a volunteer with hospice there for more than a decade.
She was a member of the Christian Women's Club in Paradise and was a lifelong Baptist.
While living in San Francisco during the 1960s, she attended art school and became an accomplished artist, showing and selling her paintings in San Francisco and Santa Cruz galleries. She also worked in leather, shells and origami. She and her husband traveled throughout America and visited Rome, Israel, Greece and the Caribbean Islands.
Survivors include her husband of Farina, Ill.; two sons, Bryan K. Allen of Pearl, Miss., and David F. Allen of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Memorials are preferred to North Plains Hospice, 305 S. State St., Aberdeen, S.D. 57401.
Herreid -- The funeral for Emil Schaffer, 84, of Herreid will be at 2 p.m. today at the Reformed Church of Eureka. The Rev. Darrell Kingswood will officiate.
Burial will be in the city cemetery at Eureka. Straub's Funeral Home of Eureka is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon today at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
He died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Mobridge.
Emil Schaffer was born July 11, 1916, to Michael and Karolina (Zeller) Schaffer in rural Campbell County.
He married Mathilda Heiser on Oct. 19, 1944, in Mound City. They lived on a farm 16 miles west of Eureka since 1944. He was a retired farmer.
He was a member of the Reformed Church of Eureka.
He enjoyed farming and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife of Herreid; five sons, Roger Schaffer of Eclectic, Ala., Allen Schaffer of Herreid, Lester Schaffer of Sioux Falls, Dan Schaffer of Aberdeen and Randy Schaffer of Wahpeton, N.D.; five daughters, Phyliss (Paul) Erdmann of Wetonka, Linda (David) Huft and Carol (John) Becker, both of Pierre, Margie (Aaron) Rau of Kief, N.D., and Nora Schaffer of Aberdeen; three brothers, Christ Schaeffer of Herreid, Henry Schaffer of Mound City and Albert Schaffer of Eureka; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, three brothers and two sisters.
Casketbearers will be Myron Mettler, Craig Schaffer, Stanley Schaffer, James Erdmann, Michael Erdmann and Jason Erdmann.