Dale L. Hoffman
Hartford -- Dale L. Hoffman, 42, of Hartford and formerly of Leola, died of heart failure Friday, April 20, 2001 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church in Hartford.
Burial will be in the Hartford Cemetery. George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls is in charge of arrangements.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the church.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with family present from 4 to 7 p.m.
Dale L. Hoffman was born June 19, 1958, to Luther and Delores (Feickert) Hoffman in Leola. He attended a country school in Arena Township for three years and then went to Leola Public School, graduating in 1976. He graduated from South Dakota State University at Brookings in 1980. He worked for the Farm Credit Association in Ivanhoe, Minn., and then in Marshall, Minn., from 1985 to 1992.
He married Anita M. Faulds on Aug. 16, 1986, at Ivanhoe. They moved to Hartford in 1992. He worked for Western Bank in Sioux Falls and was currently employed as a loan officer at Home Federal Savings Bank in Hartford.
He enjoyed helping on the family farm where he grew up. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting, camping and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of Hartford; two daughters, Kelsey Jo Hoffman and Robin Marie Hoffman, both of Hartford; his parents of Leola; one brother, Brian Hoffman of Leola; three sisters, Marcia Hoffman-DeVoe of Anchorage, Alaska, Sandra Rueb of Plentywood, Mont., and Jenny Sullivan of Marshall.
Albert J. Stoller
Mandan, N.D. -- The funeral for Albert J. Stoller, 81, of Mandan will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Hazelton, N.D. The Rev. Jerry Olson will officiate.
Burial will be in the Hazelton Cemetery with military rites by the Hazelton American Legion. Myers Funeral Home of Linton, N.D., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, all at the funeral home in Linton. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church in Hazelton.
He died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Medcenter One Care Center in Mandan.
Albert J. Stoller was born March 10, 1920, to John and Christina (Grenz) Stoller at Hazelton. He attended a rural school near Hazelton.
He married Frieda Heberle in Wibaux, Mont. In 1941 he entered the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theatre. After his discharge in 1945, he returned to Hazelton where he ran the Red Owl Store. He lived in Lodi, Calif., where he operated a gas station; San Francisco where he was a short-order cook for several restaurants; and Las Vegas where he was a dinner show chef and had a wig business.
He married Eileen Augustin in 1960 in Montana.
He married Mary Marquart Bitz in 1980. He retired in 1984 and continued living in Las Vegas. In 1997 he moved to Billings, Mont. He became a resident of the Karrington Commons in Bismarck, N.D., in 1999. He had been a resident of Medcenter One Care Center in Mandan for the past seven weeks.
He enjoyed watching old movies, doing crafts with his wife, Mary, cooking and gospel music. He was an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants baseball team.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Stoller of North Beach, Md., and Robert Stoller of Burnsville, Minn.; two daughters, Patricia (Thomas) Burton of Bel Air, Md., and Linda (Jerry) Olson of Choteau, Mont.; three brothers, Rueben Stoller of Redwood City, Calif., and George Stoller and Walter Stoller, both of Lodi; two sisters, Irene Farrey of San Mateo, Calif., and Caroline Kalstrom; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives and three brothers.
Casketbearers will be Tom Burton, Robert Stoller, Steve Stoller and Tim Steiner.
Ashley, N.D. -- The funeral for Elizabeth Hoerth, 84, of Ashley will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ashley Baptist Church. The Rev. Darwin Stahl will officiate.
Burial will be in the Ashley City Cemetery. Carlsen Funeral Home in Ashley is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
She died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Ashley Medical Center.
Elizabeth Bollinger was born July 17, 1916, to Fred and Elizabeth (Huber) Bollinger in Campbell County near Herreid and Artas on the family farm. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Herreid. She worked on the family farm and for neighbors.
She married Walter E. Hoerth on Aug. 22, 1938, at Summit. They made their home and operated a business in Zeeland, N.D. In 1948, they moved to Ashley, where they operated the Ashley Distributing Company until 1972. In 1973, they moved to Aberdeen, where they operated Duke's Texaco until 1976. They returned to Ashley for their retirement. He died Nov. 8, 1996, and she continued to live in Ashley.
She enjoyed gardening and canning dill pickles. She was also an avid reader of the daily newspaper.
She was a member of the Ashley Baptist Church and a past member of Tabitha Society and Ashley Medical Center Auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Randall (Patricia) Hoerth of Albertville, Ala., and Kenneth (Debora) Hoerth of Lakota, N.D.; two sisters, Rachel Becker of Ashley, and Hilda Mutschelknaus of Newberg, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son in infancy, one grandson in infancy, two sisters and seven brothers.
Casketbearers will be Delbert Beck of Rapid City, Donald Becker of Naperville, Ill., Dennis Bollinger of Fargo, N.D., Craig Mutschelknaus of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Charles Schwehr and Ronald Johnson, both of Bismarck, N.D.
The family prefers memorials to Ashley Medical Center, 612 Center Ave. N., Ashley, N.D. 58413.
Kevin Joseph Janish
Aberdeen -- Mass of Christian burial for Kevin Joseph Janish, 19, of 1127 Ninth Ave. S.W., will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 Third Ave. S.E. The Rev. Terry Anderson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W., is in charge of arrangements.
A liturgical wake service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary and for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
He died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, in Aberdeen.
Kevin Joseph Janish was born Feb. 4, 1982, to Ron and Joaine (Malsam) Janish in Aberdeen. He attended school at Lincoln Elementary, where he was student body president and a basketball player. He then attended Simmons Junior High and Aberdeen Central High School.
As a child he enjoyed playing sports, especially basketball and baseball. He had many hobbies, including card collecting. As a teenager, he enjoyed music and his stereo system, and reading books, especially about John Lennon and Ozzy Osborne.
Survivors include his parents of Aberdeen; two sisters, Stacie Janish of Vermillion and Naquita Janish of Aberdeen; and his maternal grandmother, Leona Malsam of Hosmer.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and his paternal grandparents.
Casketbearers will be Dustin Sinner of Watertown, Greg Peldo, Travis Hauck, Cody Dornbusch and Shane Malsam, all of Aberdeen, Shawn Malsam of Mellette, Steve Janish of Vermillion and Eric Malsam of Brookings.
Webster -- The funeral for Vernon Nelson, 79, of Webster will be at 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Webster. The Rev. Dale Emery will officiate.
Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery with military rites by the Herbert-McKennett Post No. 40 of the American Legion. Fiskdal Funeral Service in Webster is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, all at the funeral home. There will also be visitation prior to the service Monday at the church.
He died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Bethesda Home in Webster.
Vernon Calmer Nelson was born Nov. 13, 1921, to Emer and Esther (Anderson) Nelson in Lily. He attended school through the eighth grade at Lily. After this time, he worked on several farms in the area. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on July 8, 1942, serving with Battery D of the 796th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion during World War II in France, Germany and in the Battle of the Bulge. He attained the rank of sergeant and was honorably discharged on Dec. 3, 1945. After his discharge, he worked as a baker at Knapp's Cafe for a time in Webster. From 1945 to 1952, he served with the South Dakota National Guard in Alaska and Colorado during the Korean War.
He married Mona Herzog on March 9, 1950, at Big Stone City. They traveled around South Dakota while he worked on road construction jobs. In 1959, they opened the Deep Rock Filling Station and Cafe in Webster, operating it until 1964. He then worked for Wilger's Bait and Tackle at Cottonwood Lake in Lake City. In 1966, he joined the Webster police force and served until he retired from the position of assistant police chief in 1987.
He was commander of the Webster Veterans of Foreign Wars for many years.
He loved hunting, fishing and talking about politics. He also made inventions, including rod-savers for ice fishing and working with fishing tackle.
Survivors include his wife of Webster; one son, Ron (Cathi) Nelson of East Helena, Mont.; four brothers, Boyd Nelson of Acampo, Calif., Duley Nelson of Las Vegas; Landis Nelson of Webster and Wendell Nelson of California; one sister, Elaine Solberg of Webster; and three grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
Casketbearers will be Tim Kiefer, David Roth, Pete Rithmiller, Ron Meester, Doug Nelson, and Wes Williams.
Aberdeen -- Mass of Christian burial for George Zacher, 83, of 1020 N. Jay St. and formerly of Leola, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Leola. The Rev. David Wolf, the Rev. Thomas Clement and the Rev. Charles Emezie will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Leola. Schriver's Memorial Mortuary, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W., is in charge of arrangements.
A liturgical wake service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary in Aberdeen.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary in Aberdeen and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church in Leola.
He died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital.
George Zacher was born July 25, 1917, to John and Johanna (Unser) Zacher in Strasburg, N.D. He grew up on the family farm nine and one-half miles northwest of Strasburg. In 1931, he moved with his family into Strasburg, where he attended St. Benedict's Parochial School and graduated from St. Benedict's High School in 1936.
He married Leocadia Wolf on June 13, 1939, at Hague, N.D. In 1943, he started teaching. He taught in rural schools for nine years. He farmed in North Dakota for several years. In 1957, they bought a farm near Wetonka, where they farmed for many years.
He was elected county auditor of McPherson County in 1966 and held that position for 16 years. He was also elected president of South Dakota County Officials Association and served nine years on the executive board. He also was a city finance officer for 13 years and served nine years on the Northeast Council of Governments.
Survivors include his wife of Aberdeen; four sons, Francis Zacher of Glendale, Ariz., Joseph (Angeline) Zacher of Rapid City, John (Bonnie) Zacher of Auburn, Wash., and Michael (Mary) Zacher of Idaho Falls, Idaho; two daughters, Annette (Dayton) Cook of Aberdeen, and Marcella Zacher of Rapid City; one brother, Aloysius Zacher of Aberdeen; and one sister, Anna Keller of Mandan, N.D.; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers.
Casketbearers will be his grandsons: Mark Zacher, Bryan Zacher, James Taylor, Brad Taylor, Chad Kratovil, Leo 'Sonny' Zacher, and Anthony Zacher.