Marian A. Skatvold
Funeral service was held for Marian A. Skatvold, age 83, of Watertown, SD (formerly of Summit and Rosholt, SD) on Monday, March 22, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hope Lutheran Church, Summit, SD with Rev. Laura Overbo officiating. Organist was Val Moen with music provided by congregational hymns. Pallbearers were Mike Morrison, Richard Anderson, Scott Roth, Allen, Curt and Roger Skatvold. Visitation was Monday, March 22, 2004, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church, prior to service. Johnson Funeral Home of Rosholt, SD was in charge of arrangements.
Marian was born on June 16, 1920 to Obert and Julia (Udseth) Bronson, south of Summit in Grant County, SD. She was baptized and confirmed at Lebanon Lutheran Church near Summit. Marian graduated from Summit High School and married O’Dean Orton on October 10, 1939. They lived in St. Paul, MN and later moved to the Orton farm near Ortley, SD. Marian and O’Dean moved to Washington state where Marian worked at a grenade/torpedo factory during World War II. She attended nursing training and became an LPN.
After O’Dean’s death in 1959, Marian moved her family back to South Dakota, living and working in Watertown and Sisseton. She married Ernie Skatvold on August 3, 1963 at Lebanon Church. They lived in Waubay, where they owned and operated the Waubay Rest Home. Ernie died in 1979.
Marian moved to Summit in 1983, where she was active at Hope Lutheran Church and at the Senior Center. She relocated to Rosholt and in June 2002 moved to Meadow Lakes Assisted Living in Watertown, SD.
Marian passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2004 at a Watertown, SD hospital.
Marian is survived by two sons, Douglas and Judy Orton of Boise, ID and Robert and Anne Orton of Madison, SD; one step-daughter, Dianne Morrison of Waubay, SD; three step-sons, Curt Skatvold of Kansas City, MO, Roger and Jane Skatvold of Watertown, SD and Allen and Marianne Skatvold of Revillo, SD; and one sister-in-law, Prudence Orton of Webster, SD; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands, O’Dean and Ernie.
Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Olaf (Anna) Aspelund, age 90, of Wilmot , SD who died March 22, 2004 at the Wilmot Care Center. Funeral services were Friday, March 26, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wilmot Lutheran Church. Rev. Clara Wadsworth and Rev. John Ragan officiated and burial was in the Wilmot Cemetery. Visitation was at the church on Friday, one hour prior to the service. Music was presented by JoAnn Mickelson, organist and a duet by Pastor Clara Wadsworth and Elaine Vreim. Casket bearers were Matthew Aspelund, Scott Plumb, RheaDon Wingo, Danny Aspelund, Kawohi Aspelund, Claudette Wingo and Melissa Cooper.
Anna Marie Aspelund was born April 18, 1913, at Wilmot, SD; the daughter of Hans P. and Susanna A. (Miller) Hansen. She graduated from Wilmot High School in 1930. She was united in marriage on May 3, 1940, at her parents home with Olaf A. Aspelund.
The couple farmed together in the Wilmot and Peever areas. Anna was a faithful member of the Wilmot Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for many years, as well as participating in the church circle, ladies aid and quilting for church missions. She also enjoyed crocheting.
Anna Aspelund is survived by her husband, Olaf of Wilmot, SD; her four children: Patricia and husband Donnie Wingo of Seagraves, TX; Daniel and wife Mauliola Aspelund of Kailua, HI; Penelope Aspelund of Kalamazoo, MI and Robert Aspelund of Aberdeen, SD. A daughter-in-law: Ann Marshall of Aberdeen, SD. Fourteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. One brother: Ray and wife Donna Hansen of Wilmot, SD; two sisters: Mrs. Dolly Foss of Wilmot, SD and Mrs. Grace Wilson of Aberdeen, SD. Three sisters-in-law: Mrs. Gloria Hansen of Wilmot, SD; Mrs. Arlene Hansen of Wilmot, SD and Mrs. Joyce Hansen of Peever, SD.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son David; one daughter Pamela Cooper and five brothers: Nels, Richard, Russell, Adrian and Robert.
The Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank was in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Olaf (Anna) Aspelund.
Milton "Ping" Aas
Milton “Ping” Aas passed away June 11, 2004, in Yuma, AZ.
He was born April 7, 1929 to Edward and Inga Aas in Marshall County South Dakota. Baptized in Hope Lutheran Church and confirmed in Goodwill Lutheran Church in Sisseton, SD. He farmed with his dad until he entered the Army in 1951.
He served three years in Germany at which time he attended and graduated from the N.C.O. Academy in Munich.
After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to South Dakota where he was employed with Metz Baking Company until his retirement. He then moved to Ellensburg, WA and was employed with the state civil service for Central Washington Univer-sity as supervisor of Sales and Purchasing for Central Stores. At the age of 60 years, he received his 2nd retirement from the state of Washington.
A short time later he and his wife Jan moved to Yuma, AZ. He and Jan enjoyed fishing and camping, riding their quads in the desert and mountains. They did a lot of traveling and sight seeing throughout different states.
He was a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge, VFW, Masonic Lodge and Shrine. He was initiated in the Shrine at Minneapolis, MN, where he received his Fez. He later joined the Glenwood Shrine Club at Glenwood, MN.
He is survived by his wife Jan at 14261 E. 28th Lane, Yuma, AZ, 85367-5517, son Greg of Aberdeen, SD, and daughter Lori Kay of Clear Lake, SD, step-sons Ron of Bonney Lake, WA, and Rod of Denver, CO, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Grace Meyer of Ellensburg, WA, Hilda Peterson of Sisseton, SD, and Ella Hustel of Veblen, SD, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Ping was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and six brothers.
Lucille M. Anderson
Funeral Service for Lucille M. Anderson, 71, of Waubay, SD, was held on Friday, June 25, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, rural Waubay, SD, with Rev. John Robertson officiating. Pallbearers were "Lucille's sons," Glen Anderson, Thomas Anderson, Gene Anderson, Bruce Anderson, Colin Anderson, and Dana Anderson. Honorary Pallbearers were "All of Lucille's friends and relatives." Pianist was Billy Kohl. Interment was in St. James Episcopal Cemetery, rural Waubay. There was an all night wake service starting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at the St. James Episcopal Church Guild Hall. The Cahill Funeral Chapel of Sisseton, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille Murcie Robertson was born on June 30, 1932 in Sisseton, SD, to Thomas Andrew and Alvina Clara (Owen) Robertson. She attended country school near Waubay.
Lucille was united in marriage to Gene Alan Anderson on August 2, 1954 in Wheaton, MN. Lucille stayed at home and raised her children until Gene passed away in October of 1980. She then went to work as a cook at the Waubay School and later worked as a cook at the Red Rose Restaurant at the Dakota Sioux Casino in Watertown, SD.
Lucille enjoyed sewing quilts, cooking, crossword puzzles and gardening. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church as well as a past president of their ladies aid. Lucille passed away peacefully on June 22, 2004 at the Bethesada Home in Webster, SD, following a lengthy illness.
Lucille is survived by seven children, Glen (Liz) Anderson of Sisseton, SD, Thomas Anderson of Waubay, SD, Gene M. Anderson of Watertown, SD, Bruce (Lois) Anderson of Sisseton, SD, Eileen Anderson of Watertown, SD, Colin Anderson of Sioux Falls, SD, and Dana Anderson of Fargo, ND; two sisters, Belva (Ray) Hatley of Waubay, SD, and Betty Eberhardt of Waubay, SD; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers.
Curt Benson died March 31, 2004 at age 95.
At Curt’s request there will be no services.
Curt was born March 26, 1909, in Sisseton, SD. His parents were Alfred and Hilda Benson.
He had four brothers, Myron, Raymond, Lane and Richard, who are all deceased.
Curt was married to Adeline La-Croix for 18 years. She died of cancer at age 36.
Two years later, he married Frances (Chink) Rudeen. She died of an aneurysm surgery in 1994 at the age of 75. Since then, Curt has lived in the home they built in Sequim, WA.
He will be missed by daughter Marcia and husband Charles, grandchildren Michael, Kevin, Shawn and Dee Dee and their families, as well as many friends and relatives.
Curt loved poetry, music (his favorite song was “I Did It My Way”), humor and the outdoors.
Curt left home at an early age with three pennies in his pocket. He worked on farms, as a musician in his orchestra, a baker in Minneapolis, MN, a mechanic in Flint, MI, at Swift and Company in South Saint Paul, MN, and at the Boeing Company in Seattle, WA.
During the war years he worked on highway construction in the Yukon and the Northwest Territory, Canada. He spent two years building an Army Base in Thule, Greenland, and for International making 105 mm shells.
After the war he invested in equipment and worked in the logging and commercial fishing business. He started the Benny Curtis orchestra, a poultry business, a trailer manufacturing business, a construction business and the Colonial nightclub business in Mendota, MN.
He retired in Sequim, WA. There will be cremation.
“Farewell my friends.
Don’t worry be happy.
I’m out of here.”
Byron L. Kane
A memorial service for Byron L. Kane was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingwood, TX on June 12, 2004.
Byron Kane was born on April 16, 1930 in La Junta, CO. He was the son of Claude and Orpha Kane. Byron was a former resident and 1948 graduate of Sisseton High School.
Byron served in the National Guard and his unit in Sisseton was called to active duty in Alaska. Later, he joined the Naval Reserve. During his distinguished career in Naval Intelligence he was given many leadership assignments. His final assignment was in charge of naval intelligence operations in the southeastern United States. Byron retired in 1985 with the rank of Captain.
After obtaining his masters degree in Geology in 1958 from the School of Mines in Rapid City, SD, Byron began his career as a geologist in Lafayete, LA with Texaco Oil and later worked in New Orleans, LA for Lockheed Engineering Services and in Houston, TX for Cabot Corp and IP Petroleum. At Lockheed, Byron helped train the Apollo astronauts in geology and also studied samples of moon rocks that were brought back during the program.
Byron enjoyed woodworking, hunting and spending time with his family.
Byron passed away on June 6, 2004 at the Silverado Alzheimers Facility in Kingwood, TX. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jerry, daughter Pam, son Tim, daughter-in-law Rita, grandsons Jason, Stephen and Alan of Kingwood, TX, sister Nyleen and brother-in-law Helmer Pederson of Richfield, MN.