Henry Robert Meyer
Conde -- The funeral for Henry Robert Meyer, 84, of Conde will be at 4 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Conde. The Rev. Richard Collman will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in the Conde City Cemetery. Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service today at the church in Conde.
He died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at his residence.
Henry Robert Meyer was born Oct. 15, 1916, to Henry W. and Bessie (Taylor) Meyer in Mellette. He attended school in Conde and graduated in 1935.
He married Darlene Knoll on July 10, 1947, in Conde. He worked as a bulk gas delivery man for many years and then as a clerk for NorthWestern Public Service.
He was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church in Conde. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Community Civic Development Association.
His hobbies included woodworking, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of Conde; two sons, Doug (Junia) Meyer of Willow Lake and Kirk Meyer of Chandler, Ariz.; and one sister, Mary Engberg of Tucson, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Casketbearers will be Arvin Taylor, Malcolm Knoll, Milton Knoll, Robert Engberg, Larry Knoll and Bruce Herman.
Esther Viola Miller
Yakima, Wash. -- Esther Viola Miller, 75, of Yakima and formerly of Eureka, died Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in Yakima.
Her funeral was March 31 at Central Lutheran Church in Yakima.
Burial was in the Tahoma Cemetery at Yakima. Keith and Keith Funeral Home of Yakima was in charge of arrangements.
Esther Viola Wolff was born May 28, 1925, to Fred and Eva Wolff in McPherson County. She was raised and educated in Eureka and graduated from the Chicago School of Nursing. In 1946 she moved to Yakima and worked at the Yakima County Hospital.
She married Alfred E. Miller on Feb. 1, 1948, in Yakima. She had been employed at Yakima County Hospital, Memorial Hospital, the Osteopathic Hospital and by Dr. R.M. Stohl. She retired in 1974.
She was a longtime member of the Central Lutheran Church in Yakima and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She also volunteered at the Senior Citizens Center and the American Red Cross.
Survivors include her husband of Yakima; one son, Art (Terry) Miller of Walla Walla, Wash.; two daughters, Eva (Craig) Stickney of Yakima and Delpha (Alex) Otman of Bothell, Wash.; one brother, Erwin Wolff of Eureka; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
The family requests memorials to Central Lutheran Church, c/o Keith and Keith Funeral Home, 902 W. Yakima Ave., Yakima, Wash. 98902.
Violet Katherine Wolff
Eureka -- The memorial service for Violet Katherine Wolff, 77, of Eureka will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Eureka. The Rev. Dianne Rood-Kiesz will officiate.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Eureka is in charge of arrangements.
She died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Violet Katherine Kusler was born Nov. 12, 1923, to Arthur and Lydia (Kammerer) Kusler near Eureka. She attended country school at Spring Creek No. 4 and helped on the family farm. She worked at the drug store in Eureka and Isaak's Variety Store.
She married Clifford Wolff on March 2, 1945, in Eureka. They made their home on the Wolff family farm, where they farmed one and a half years. In October 1947 they moved to a farm nine miles northeast of Eureka in Spring Creek Township, where they raised livestock and small grains. She worked part-time at the Super Valu. She earned her General Education Diploma through Eureka High School in the mid-1980s. They retired from farming in 1987. She entered the Eureka Healthcare Center on Dec. 4, 2000.
She was a member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ, the Women's Fellowship, the Eureka Hospital Auxiliary, Ladies Auxiliary of Soil Conservation and Eureka German Singers. She was a charter member of the Java Germans from Russia and a longtime member of the Eureka Senior Center.
She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crafts and making wedding cakes. She also liked gardening, animals and playing cards.
Survivors include her husband of Eureka; one daughter, Elaine (Dennis LaMont) Dodds of Slidell, La.; two sons, Ronald (Nancy) Wolff of St. Louis Park, Minn., and Keith (Mary Dvorak) Wolff of Chaska, Minn.; four brothers, Milbert Kusler of Eureka, Calvin Kusler of Lodi, Calif., the Rev. Howard Kusler of Waukesha, Wis., and Ralph Kusler of Aberdeen; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant sister.
The family prefers memorials to the Minnesota/Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 1321 W. 22nd St., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57105.
Groton -- The funeral for Alvin Knoll, 85, of Groton will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Groton. The Rev. Richard Collman will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in the Sunset Memorial Gardens at Aberdeen. Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton is in charge of arrangements.
A prayer service will be at 7 tonight at the funeral chapel.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
He died Friday, April 6, 2001, at his residence.
Alvin Knoll was born May 12, 1915, to John and Elsie (Roettle) Knoll in Groton. He attended rural country schools in Day and Brown counties. Following school he worked for various farmers in the area.
He married Mae Johnson on Dec. 2, 1935, in Aberdeen. He worked as a mechanic for the Lenz International Harvester dealership in Conde and farmed in the Conde area. He was the first school bus driver of the Conde Independent School. He later moved to Aberdeen and farmed. He then purchased the family farmstead at Eden where he resided until he retired. He built a home at Mina Lake where he was water superintendent. She died in 1988.
He married Delores Krueger in June 1992 in Groton. They lived there until his death.
He was a member of the Groton United Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge No. 590 in Aberdeen.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, woodworking and spending time at a winter home in Mesa, Ariz.
Survivors include his wife of Groton; one son, Larry (Arleen) Knoll of Peoria, Ariz.; four stepsons, Douglas (Rose) Krueger of Alberta, Minn., and Richard (JoAnn) Krueger, Ronald (Jill) Krueger and Curtis Krueger, all of Groton; one brother, Marvin Knoll of Watertown; two sisters, Madyln Simpson of Prosser, Wash., and Darlene Meyer of Conde; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, one sister, one brother and one stepgrandchild.
Watertown -- Martin Bitz, 43, of Watertown died of cancer Friday, April 6, 2001, at a local hospital.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Family Worship Center Foursquare Church in Watertown. The Rev. Jim Knudsen will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Watertown. Crawford Funeral Chapel of Watertown is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Martin Bitz was born July 14, 1957, to Henry and Gertrude (Bender) Bitz at Eureka. He attended school in Eureka and graduated in 1976. He attended Lake Area Technical School in Watertown and graduated in 1978 from the automotive mechanics program.
He married Marlene Tulowetzke on Sept. 16, 1978, at Watertown. He worked for Gray Construction and for the last 22 years was employed by Padgett Sales.
He was a member of the Family Worship Center Foursquare Church.
He enjoyed working on cars, especially on transmissions. He also liked stock car racing.
Survivors include his wife of Watertown; one son, Martin Bitz Jr. of Watertown; one daughter, Jennie Bitz of Watertown; his mother of Aberdeen; four brothers, Wilmar Bitz of Ames, Iowa, Elmer Bitz of Aberdeen, Gerold Bitz of Gwinner, N.D., and Albert Bitz of Stratford, Iowa; six sisters, Angie Haak of Sioux Falls, Mary Albertson of Cogswell, N.D., Judy Hoffman of Lexington, N.C., Janet Borchard and Barbara Bitz, both of Aberdeen, and Susie Gehring of Las Vegas.
He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters.
Esther R. Treichel
Bowdle -- The funeral for Esther R. Treichel, 87, of Bowdle will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Evangel United Methodist Church in Bowdle. The Rev. David Bambas will officiate.
Burial will be in the Bowdle City Cemetery. Miller Funeral Home of Bowdle is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
She died Friday, April 6, 2001, at the Bowdle Hospital.
Esther R. Holweger was born Dec. 13, 1913, to Henry and Christina (Holweger) Holweger in Grand Forks County near Emerado, N.D. She was raised in that area and attended rural school. Following her schooling she worked as a hired girl for several neighboring families and later as a cook at the Golden Hour Restaurant in Grand Forks, N.D.
On June 28, 1946, she married Adolph Treichel at Emerado. They farmed near Tolstoy until 1948 when they moved to Bowdle. She worked several years as a cook at the Bowdle School and for a few years as cook at Bowdle Hospital. He died Nov. 5, 1984. The next year she moved to Roscoe and in January 1994 she moved to the Bowdle Nursing Home where she lived the remainder of her life.
She had been an active member of the Evangel United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
She enjoyed flower-gardening and cooking.
Survivors include two sons, Leland (Tracy) Treichel and Merlin (Donna) Treichel, both of Roscoe; one daughter, Marla (Don) Hungerford of Hull, Iowa; two sisters, Olga Lange of Platteville, Wis., and Adeline LaFontaine of Bagley, Minn.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and three sisters.
Casketbearers will be Duke Hungerford of Brookings; Jeremy Treichel of Kodiak, Alaska; Heath Treichel of Madison, Wis.; Steve Olson of Omaha, Neb.; LeRoy LaFontaine of Bagley; and Jim Holweger of Hatton, N.D.