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SOUTH DAKOTA - Yankton County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home - 1

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Monday, 6 July 2009, at 1:14 p.m.

Ilene Marie (Johnson) Anderson, 84, died on Monday August 7, 2006 after a short illness. Funeral services will be on Friday, August 11 at 10:30 AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 29432 US Highway 81, Irene South Dakota. Burial to follow at Bang Lutheran Cemetery rural Freeman, SD. Visitations will be on Thursday, August 10 from 5:00 to 9:00 with a service at 7:00 PM at Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton S.D. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Dakota Anderson, Steve Aman, Chad Balken, Roger Anderson, Judy Johnson, David Johnson, Gary Kropuenske, and John Carter. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Ilene was born on October 25,1921 to Hjalmer and Thelma (Carter) Johnson. Ilene grew up on the family farm along with her four older brothers near Viborg. Ilene graduated from Viborg High School and Freeman Junior College.
Ilene and Ray Anderson were married on May 9,1948. They raised three children together on a farm close to where she grew up.
Ilene spent most of her life living on a farm in the Viborg and Freeman area. She taught school many years in the rural Turner County elementary school system. Ilene was also the bookkeeper at Freeman Implement while she and Ray lived in Freeman.
Ilene was an active member for all of her 84 years in the area rural Lutheran Churches. Bang Lutheran, followed by Elim Lutheran and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. She was an active member of ELCA Women and the Bang Cemetery Association.
Ilene is survived by her husband Ray, rural Freeman, daughter Debra (Dale) Aman of Aberdeen, son Rodney (Robin Cooley) of Houston, TX, son Mark (Teresa) Anderson of rural Freeman, SD. Her grandchildren Kristi Aman (Chad) Balken, Steve Aman, Dakota Anderson and Taylor Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers Merlin, Orville, and Ole Johnson, and 1 brother-in-law Arthur Jerome Anderson. The family request that memorials be directed to the Bang Lutheran Cemetery Association at 28870 443rd Ave. Freeman, SD 57029.

Cora M. Aten, age 90, of Charleston, IL died Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at Charleston Rehab & Health Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 20, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church, Yankton with Rev. Dean Trapp officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories. Visitations will be from 5-8 PM, Sunday, November 19, 2006 at the Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, SD with an Order of Eastern Star Service at 7:00 PM. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Keith Aten, Kevin Aten, Don Kudrna, Ron Koupal, Charles Tienken and Loy Gravholt. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Aten, Patrick Aten and Laddie Kostel.
Cora Mae Sloan was born March 5, 1916 in Endicott, NE, the oldest child of Roger and Marie (Moser) Sloan. The family moved to the Ragan, NE area when she was an infant. She attended and was a graduate of the Ragan Consolidated School, one of the first consolidated schools in the state. In high school, she was active in 4-H, orchestra, Girls' Glee Club, and took the state accredited high school normal training courses passing all the exams. For several years, she taught in a rural school near Alma, NE. She was united in marriage to Lloyd B. Aten on November 23, 1935 in Kearney, NE. To this union were born two sons-Dennis Wayne Aten in 1937 and Ronald Bruce Aten in 1944. For two years, Cora was employed by the local telephone office in Ragan, NE. They lived in several states over the years, including Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa before residing in Tabor in 1950. While living in Tabor, her husband, Lloyd was employed at BY Electric as a manager and upon his retirement, they moved to Yankton.
Cora was a member of the United Methodist Churches in Ragan, NE, Springfield, Tyndall, and Yankton. She was very active in the United Methodist Women in Tyndall and Yankton, where she held the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and other offices at various times. Her memberships also extend to the Order of the Eastern Star in Springfield, Tyndall, and Yankton, where she held all offices but two at various times, and the United Methodist Administration Board in Tyndall and Yankton. For several years, she was a member of the hand bell choir.
Her memory will be cherished by her two sons: Dennis of Charleston, IL and Ron of Abilene, TX; her brother, Dale Sloan of Springfield, IL; five grandchildren: Keith Aten of Gardner, KS, Kevin Aten of Cerro Gordo, IL, Lori Aten of Charleston, IL, Chris Aten of Wichita Falls, TX, and Patrick Aten of Lubbock, TX; five great grandchildren: Christina Purcell, Leanna Purcell, Sarah Aten, Ashley Purcell, and Paul Aten, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lloyd in 1991, three brothers: Wayne Sloan in 1934 in an accident, Larry Sloan in 2000, Glen Sloan in 2004, a sister, Roselyn Kasson in 1996.

Constance "Connie" Benck, age 83, of Yankton died Monday, May 21, 2007 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 25,2007 at 1:00 PM at Kostel Funeral Chapel in Yankton, SD with Rev. Paul Opsahl officiating. Burial will be in the Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Nebraska at approximately 2:15 PM. Visitation will be from 6:00 � 9:00 PM at Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton on Thursday, May 24, 2007 with a prayer service at 7:30 PM. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral chapel.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Benck, Brian Benck, Jim Benck, Todd Adleman, Christine Adleman, Lisa Robinson, Gayle Pierce, Debbie Benck and Steven Benck.
Connie was born on April 13, 1924 to Sidohr and Inger (Fenne) Skutley in Racine, Wisconsin. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In her young adult years she joined the Second Congregational Church in Beloit, WI where she sang in the choir. She was a very proud member of the National Honor Society and still has her pin. Connie married the love of her life, Clarence Benck, on December 8, 1945 in Beloit, WI. Their union is blessed with one daughter, Lynn Diane Stremcha; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren all residing in Eau Claire, WI.
Connie loved and was an expert at knitting. She loved to read and play Uno, Connie would become upset at getting the draw 4 card. In the course of her husband's employment as a engineer in plant manufacturing and equipment for the pulp and paper industry a transfer to Portland, OR was made where Connie got interested in creating jewelry from polished natural stones. Beachcombing for agates was a great delight. A desire after retirement to be near family brought the move to Yankton.
Connie will be sorely missed by all those who loved her and whose lives were touched by her presence during her walk through the valley of life.
Thankful for having shared in her life are her husband, Clarence of Yankton; daughter, Lynn Stremcha; 4 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren all of Eau Claire, WI and by her beloved 105 year old mother-in-law, Emma Benck.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Andrew Stremcha; son-in-law, Ronald Stremcha and 2 sisters.

Bernice Blakney, age 74 of Santee, NE passed away on Friday, August 18, 2006 at the Bloomfield Good Samaritan Center of Bloomfield, NE. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, August 21, 2006 at the Oyate Oyanke Community Center in Santee, NE with Rev. David Hussey officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Visitations will begin at 4:00 PM, Saturday, August 19, 2006 and continue until the time of the service on Monday with a 7:00 PM prayer service each evening. Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, SD, is in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Robert L. Bickerstaff, Jr., Ryan L. Bickerstaff, Rodney L. Bickerstaff, Sr., Donald F. Pike, Jr., Melvin E. Pike, and Michael S. Pike, Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be Edith Bickerstaff, Betty Reynolds, Clarissa LaPlante, and Sharon Yellow Card.
Bernice was born June 29, 1932 at Santee, NE to Ruben R. and Adelia (Mitchell) Shunk. She grew up in Santee, NE attending school through the eighth grade. She married William Blakney, Jr. on May 16, 1970 in Little Rock, AR and after living in several cities moved back to Santee, NE in the early 1980's. She will be best remembered for her quilting talents. Bernice was a member of the Santee Episcopal Church of Santee, NE.
Bernice's memory is cherished by one brother Robert L. Bickerstaff, Sr. of Santee, NE; two sons, Kalon Strickland, Sr. of Santee, NE and Martin D. Harless of Cherokee, IA; Grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters Verna Lee Wall and Martha Pike; 3 brothers Larry Eugene Trudell, Wylie W. (Pete) Bickerstaff, and John L. Bickerstaff.

Dorothy (Scheuring) Brewer, age 90 of Yankton passed away Tuesday, May 08, 2007 at the Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM, Saturday, May12, 2007 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton with Rev. Mark Lichter officiating. Burial will be approximately 1:30 PM in the St. John's Cemetery in Beresford, SD. Visitations will be from 4-8 PM, Friday, May 11, 2007 at the Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton with a 7:00 PM rosary followed by a 7:30 scripture service.
She was born Dorothy Margaret McManus in Presho, South Dakota on August 16, 1916, the only child of Edmund Raleigh McManus and Alice Harrington McManus. She grew up in Presho and Mitchell, SD, graduated from Duschene College in Omaha, He where she received a Bachelor's Degree in English. She taught high school English in Meckling, and then moved to Beresford where she lived for 24 years, driving to Irene to teach English there. She moved to Vermillion where she lived for 10 years and earned a Master's Degree in French from the University of South Dakota, and continued teaching in the Gayville/Volin school district. She lived the last 30 years of her life in Yankton.
In addition to enjoying playing cards, working crossword puzzles, reading and attending plays and concerts, over the years she participated in several organizations including Catholic Daughters and the Women's Federated Club. At one time she was President of Yankton's Literacy Council and, with great love, volunteered her time to teach adults to read and recorded books for the blind. She lived in Caen, France for a summer with a French family in order to learn the language to be a better teacher. She was known for her beautiful singing voice, which she generously shared on many occasions for others to enjoy, including singing at the White House. Her greatest treasure was the people she loved: her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, Leo N. Scheuring of Beresford, SD, and an infant son, Theodore. She is survived by children, Mary (Charles) Mahoney of Dunnellon, FL, Ed Scheuring of Washington, DC, Ann (Michael) Hill of St. Paul, MN, Michael (Charlotte) Scheuring of Yankton, Tom Scheuring of Yankton, and Jim Scheuring of Vancouver, WA, as well as six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She is also preceded in death by her second husband, Chauncey E. Brewer of Yankton, and stepson, Bob Brewer, and her step-son-in-law, Ole Christiansen. She is survived by her step-daughter, Phyllis Christiansen of Yankton, two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Requests are being made for Masses, or donation to the American Diabetes Association, Omaha Office, 14216 Dayton Circle, Suite 6, Omaha, NE 68137.

Nettie G. Carda, age 94, of Tabor, passed away Tuesday, August 08, 2006, at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center, Tyndall, SD. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Friday, August 11, 2006 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, with Rev. Joe Puthenkulathil officiating and Msgr. Carlton Hermann concelebrating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitations will be 3 to 9 PM, Thursday, at the Kostel Funeral Home, Tabor, with a scripture service followed by a rosary at 7:00 PM. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Stanley Cap, James Adam, George Adam, Dick Rotchadl, Larry Kocer and Dan Kocer.
Nettie was born on April 4, 1912 in Bon Homme County to Stiny and Agnes (Such) Carda. She attended Stekly Country School near Tyndall. Nettie grew up on the family farm close to Tyndall and helped with farm work for many years. Nettie was employed by the DB Woodyard family of Omaha, NE for most of her adult life. She traveled extensively with the family enjoying deep-sea fishing off the coast of Cuba, summers on Green Lake in Minnesota and sailing. Nettie later worked several years at Gurney Seed & Nursery and The Freeman Company in Yankton. She then retired and lived with and cared for her father in Tabor.
Nettie enjoyed spending time with family and friends, sewing and knitting, gardening, traveling and helping others. She was known to all as a kind, gentle, compassionate person who saw the good and positive in every person and situation. Nettie was a member of the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor; Altar and Rosary Society; Catholic Workman; Czech Heritage and Senior Citizens in Tabor.
Her memory will be cherished by her six sisters, Anne Ulmer of Yankton, Vincie Adam of Tabor, Agnes (George) Kocer of Tabor, Betty (Sylvester) Kocer of Tabor, Irene (Raymond) Kocer of Tabor, Alice (Tony) Rotchadl of Mankato, MN; her brothers-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Nettie was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Cap of Yankton and four brothers-in-law, Jerry Adam, Henry Adam, Bud Ulmer and Jerry Cap.

Eugene James Carda, age 61, of Sioux Falls, SD formerly of Tabor, SD passed away June 4, 2007 at his home in Sioux Falls, SD. Memorial mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, SD with the Rev. Joe Puthenkulathil celebrating. A rosary and scripture service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 8, 2007 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Tabor, SD. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory of Tabor, SD.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pat Phillipi, Mike Phillipi, Denny Hallauer, Jamie Mennis, Don Carda and Ed Carda.
Eugene James Carda was born the 3rd son of Emil and Mamie (Sykora) Carda on September 26, 1945 in Tabor, SD. Eugene married Peggy Hamilton on September 26, 1967 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Tabor. They moved to Vermillion where they resided until they moved to Iowa where they worked construction and concrete. They moved back to Tyndall, SD in 1968 and owned Carda Construction and later added Tyndall Concrete. They built many homes in the Tyndall area and poured many a yard of concrete.
Four children were born to Gene and Peg; Lonie Ann 1969, Chad James 1970, Holly Jean 1974 and Chip Edward Dwight 1978. Gene and Peg divorced in 1985 and Gene moved to Sioux Falls to work construction. Eugene was married in to Gail Malenke on January 18, 1995 in the Bahamas. Eugene was diagnosed with lung cancer in September of 2006.
Eugene is survived by Gail Malenke Carda; three stepsons, Travis of Sioux Falls, SD, Mike of Atlanta, GA, Dustin of Sioux Falls, SD; the mother of his children, Peggy Carda of Yankton, SD; 4 children and grandchildren, Lonie and her fiance Jon Fischer of Renner, SD, Dr. Chad and Dr. Laura Carda of Humboldt, SD and their children, Jack, Cassidy, Elise, Juliana, Eleah, Chase and Chance, Holly and Tim Giesen of rural Utica, SD and their children, April, Tony, Alexis and Aaron, Chip and Jenn Carda of Sioux Falls, SD and their twin sons, Chet and Chandler; 2 brothers, Don (Margaret) Carda of Tabor, SD, Eddie (Carol) of Indiana and his sister, Mary Ann (Dennis) Hallauer of Sioux Falls, SD.
Eugene will be cremated and a portion of his remains will be scattered privately and a portion will be buried near his parents in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church Cemetery in Tabor, SD.

James L. "Jim" Cihak, age 65, of Yankton, died August 16, 2007 at his residence of cancer. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, with Rev. Mark Lichter officiating. Burial of the cremated remains will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Yankton, SD. Visitations will be 5 to 9 PM Monday evening at the Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, with a scripture service at 7:30 PM followed by a memorial tribute program and memory sharing. Honor guard will be the Hillcrest Invitational Pro-Am Green and Blue Jacket Sponsors.
On August 16, Jim Cihak passed away peacefully in his Yankton home, surrounded by his family. Jim was a lifelong resident of Yankton, an avid golfer, and will be remembered by all for his generous spirit and lively sense of humor. He is survived by beloved wife Judy (Yankton); brothers Bob (and Mary Lynn of Brier, WA), Tom (and friend Rogene Thaden of Yankton), and Rich (and Ann of Chaska, MN); sister Kathy (of Lake Geneva, WI); daughter Carrie (and George Lovell of Seattle, WA) and son Stephen (and Susan of Scottsdale, AZ). He was a proud grandfather to Stephen's children Spencer (6) and Sarah (3). Jim embraced Judy's children and grandchildren Scott, Jake, Katie, and Mackenzie (12) and Olivia (7).
Jim was proud to be a fourth generation South Dakotan, born and raised in Yankton. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother Irene (Binder) Cihak-Johnson and father Robert. His grandparents were Tom and Sylvia (Hamberger) Binder of Tabor and Joseph and Anne (Schauffsen) Cihak of Geddes.
Jim's passion throughout his life was golf. He was a graduate of Iowa State University majoring in turf management and in his senior year was captain of the golf team. He was a member of the Professional Golfers' Association and worked as a golf professional at the Bellefontaine Country Club in Ohio in the late 1960s. In the early 1970s, he played on the PGA Tour. After his return to Yankton in 1973, he was actively involved in supporting golf in South Dakota. He was a member and past president of the South Dakota Golf Association. In that capacity, he toured the State to rate golf courses and was a tireless supporter and past director of the South Dakota Junior Golf Association Foundation. He was an active member of the Hillcrest Country Club in Yankton, serving on their Board of Directors. Jim helped initiate the Hillcrest Invitational Pro-Am tournament in 1974 and was involved in the tournament every year since then as a player and member of the organizing committee.
In 1973, after a few years away for college and work as a golf pro, Jim returned to Yankton and was a proud resident and avid supporter of his city for the remainder of his life. On returning to Yankton, Jim joined his father Bob and brother Tom at Cihak Insurance. After father Bob's passing in 1978, Tom and Jim continued the business, assisting families throughout southeastern and southcentral South Dakota. Over the course of his 34-year career in the insurance industry, Jim received numerable company and industry awards and honors.
Jim enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Highlights of his journeys include annual trips to Las Vegas with his lifelong friends, trips on an Alaskan cruise and to the British Virgin Islands with his children, and an African safari with one of his golf partners. Jim designated as his honorary pall bearers his travel and golf partners Jay Hubner, Tom Lillibridge, Frank Messner, Dave O'Brien, Ted Gibbens and lifelong friend Jim Abbott.
Jim passed away after a long battle with cancer. In his last months and even days, Jim retained his sense of humor and attended to every detail to ensure he had taken care of his family and friends. Jim requested that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember him make contributions to South Dakota Junior Golf Association Foundation (2116 S. Minnesota Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57105) or Avera Sacred Heart Hospice (501 Summit, Yankton, SD 57078).

YANKTON - James (Jim) Herschel Cooley, 70, of Yankton, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at his home in Yankton, South Dakota.
James Herschel Cooley was born June 18, 1936, in Huron, South Dakota to Herschel and Pearl (Gunderson) Cooley. He graduated from Huron High School in 1954, and attended the University of South Dakota where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1957. He married Marilyn Ann Novotny on December 3, 1957 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He lived in Yankton for over forty years where he owned and operated Jay Vending Company.
Jim is survived by his loving wife Marilyn and children, James (Iliana) Cooley of Las Cruces, NM, Karen Cooley of Carlsbad, CA, Kellie Koletzky (Dave Poppe) of Yankton, and Lia Kay Azeal of Venice, CA. He also survived by his grandchildren Danny Koletzky of Yankton, Dusty Koletzky (Sherri Fuks) of Yankton, Marshall Cooley of Boise, ID, Michelle Cooley (Owen Diamond) of Sioux City, IA, and Johna (Cooley) Koch of Eagle, ID, and great-grandchildren Caid Koletzky, Cavan Cooley, and an unborn grandson expected in August, 2007.
Jim was preceded in death by his son, John Cooley, infant son, Christopher Cooley, parents Herschel and Pearl Cooley, an infant grandson Ronald Koletzky, Jr., in-laws Wes and Elsie Novotny, sister Mary McCandless, and twin brothers Kirk and Kent Cooley.
Jim's wish was to have his body donated to the USD School of Medicine (Sanford School of Medicine). No formal services are planned, but the family is holding a gathering of Jim's friends and family to celebrate his life on Saturday, June 9, 2007 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at his home. Arrangements in care of Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, SD.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the H.H.T. (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia) Foundation International, Inc. at P.O. Box 329, Monkton, MD 21111 or the Benedictine Health Foundation, 1000 West Fourth Street, Suite 14, Yankton, SD 57078 directed to Hospice and/or Home Health Care programs.

Franklin J. Cutts, age 80, of Yankton, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Vangen Lutheran Church, Mission Hill, SD with Rev. Lance Lindgren officiating. Burial will be in the Vangen Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-9 PM, Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at the Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton with a scripture service at 8:00 PM officiated by Rev. Nelson Stone. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.
Pallbearers will be Jay Cutts, James Urban, Terry Corth, Bernie Goeden, Tom Yaggie and Donn Medeck. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren Aaron and Matthew Clark, Amy (Urban) Brady and Erin (Urban) Fossell; Sara (Corth) Vetter and Lori (Corth) Major; Amy (Goeden) Schander, Anna (Goeden) Hardy, and Tessa (Goeden) Hansen; Jason, Joe, Jim, Jennifer Yaggie and Janelle (Yaggie) Brenden; Franklin, Robbie and George Cutts.
Frank was born on October 4, 1926 in Yankton, South Dakota to William M. and Mabel (Coates) Cutts. He was raised on the family dairy farm near Mission Hill and attended school for 11 years in Mission Hill, graduating from Yankton High School. Following graduation, he entered the Army, attached to the Air Corps, and was stationed in Adak, Alaska. While in the army he won the Golden Gloves Boxing Championship for his weight class. Following his discharge from the Army he married Ruby L. Long on June 1, 1948 at Vangen Lutheran Church in Mission Hill. He returned to farming for 2 years before he purchased and operated the Mission Hill Locker for 11 years. In 1963, he became a representative for Bankers Life of Des Moines (The Principal Group). He qualified to become a member of the Bankers Life Hall of Fame. His love for farming was fulfilled when he returned to the Cutts' Farm where he worked with his son Jay with the farming and cattle operation. He was a member of Vangen Lutheran Church and served as president and held other offices through the years. He was a member of the Lutheran Outdoors Bible Camp Board for 17 years, sharing his love and concern for youth. He and his wife were Luther League sponsors for many years. He was a member of Kiwanis, and the Tri-Valley Barbershop Chorus of Viborg, South Dakota.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby of Yankton, five children: Sheila (James) Urban, Pierre, SD; Sue (Terry) Corth, Rapid City, SD; Robin (Bernie) Goeden, Yankton, Alecia (Tom) Yaggie; and Jay (LeAnne) Cutts of Mission Hill; 17 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; a brother William R. Cutts of Mankato, MN and a sister-in-law Elaine Cutts Meyer of Tuscon, AZ.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, sister Jean and sons-in-law Kenneth Clark and Martin Gertonson.

LaVerne Elizabeth (Sudbeck) Goeden, age 78 of Yankton passed away on Sunday, August 06, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 10, 2006 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, NE with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating and Rev. Mike Keating concelebrating. Burial will be in the St. Boniface parish cemetery. Visitations will be from 3:00-5:30 PM, Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at the Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton. Visitations will resume Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee with a 7:30 PM scripture service followed by an 8:00 PM rosary. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Patrick Bonertz, Nicholas Goeden, Jeremy Goeden, Craig Lammers, Myles Lammers, Wes Wortmann, Travis Becker, and Curtis Becker. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and godchildren.
LaVerne was born to Victor and Johanna (Feilmeier) Sudbeck on June 5, 1928 in Bow Valley, Nebraska. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bow Valley, NE. She attended St. Peter and Paul Catholic School through the 8th grade. She worked as a housekeeper before her marriage. On April 19, 1949, she was united in marriage to Edward B. Goeden in Bow Valley, NE and 13 children were born to this union. She worked for the West Catholic School lunch, Stuelpnagel Egg Processing Plant, and for the last 20 years until the time of her death, she was employed by Avera Sacred Heart Hospital.
Those who will cherish her memory are her sons: Daniel (Mary) Goeden of Vermillion, SD, Timothy (Jane) Goeden of Yankton, SD, Dennis (MeLinda) Goeden, Wakonda, SD; her daughters: Sharon (Charles) Bonertz of Hillsdale, IL, Janice (Terrence) Lammers of Hartington, NE, Mary (Timothy) Becker of St. Helena, NE, Charlene (Edward) Arens of Fordyce, NE, Teresa (Dean) Lammers of Hartington, NE, Donna (Gary) Peterson of Logan, IA, Joan (Gerard) Wortmann of Hartington, NE, Judy Goeden of Yankton, SD, and Christi Goeden (Fiance Rick Bye) of Mission Hill, SD; her brothers: Marvin (Rita) Sudbeck of Hartington, NE and Orville Sudbeck of Hartington, NE; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Sudbeck of Hartington, NE; 44 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and many nieces nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Johanna (Feilmeier) Sudbeck, her husband, Edward B. Goeden, son, Francis Goeden, granddaughter, Jennifer Peterson, brother, Joseph Sudbeck, and sister-in-law, Charlotte (Shirley) Sudbeck.

Ignatius B. "Igs" Goeden, age 85, of Yankton passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2006, at Avera Wakonda Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Wakonda, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Monday, August 21, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, with Rev. Mark Lichter officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Yankton, with Military Graveside Rites by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post #791. Visitations will be 5 to 9 PM, Sunday, at the Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, with a rosary at 7:00 PM followed by scripture service at 7:30 PM. Pallbearers will be his nephews Jerry Ryan, Kent Goeden, Steve Ellis, Tony Ellis, Dan Novak, and Bernard Goeden. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Igs was born August 22, 1920 on the family farm near Menominee, NE to Michael and Anna (Wubben) Goeden the 3rd of six children. He was baptized, received his first communion, and was confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Menominee, NE. He attended school through the eighth grade at St. Boniface School, Menominee, NE. After leaving school he worked as a farm laborer for various neighbors. He was drafted into the US Army in November of 1942. He served in the European Theater for 11 months, receiving 3 Bronze Stars and Purple Heart in the Battle of the Bulge and was honorably discharged in 1945.
He drove Transport Truck for Couch Transport, did blacksmithing for Christensen Brothers (his father-in-law) Chris Christensen. Worked for Bannister and Kadous (Underground Construction) and Frank Branaugh Construction for many years. In August of 1968 Igs opened the Goeden Blacksmith Shop in East Yankton. He ran the business until his retirement.
Ignatius was a paid up life member of the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post #791 and the 9th Armored 27th Battalion Association and attended many of their reunions. Igs enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, card playing, horseshoes, feeding and watching the birds, squirrels in his back yard. He did a remarkable job remodeling his 2 homes to accommodate his growing family. He married Laura Christensen on October 19, 1942 in Vermillion, SD and renewed those vows on June 6, 1943 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Junction City, KS. To this union 8 children were born: Cynthia (David) Vollmer of Springfield, SD, Lee (Anna) Goeden of Utica, SD, Larry (Cathy) Goeden of Canton, SD, Bernadette (David) Hacecky, Mission Hill, SD, Lorelei Hodges of Yankton, SD, David Goeden of Yankton, SD, Michelle (Kenneth) Olszewski of Lansing, IL, and Michael (Lanaya) Goeden of Plymouth, MN. 25 Grandchildren; 29 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Ignatius is survived by his wife Laura, 7 of his 8 children, 23 of his grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. One brother Joseph of Yankton, SD, and 2 sisters Odelia Ellis and Delores Novak both of Yankton, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Larry, one brother Lawrence Goeden, one sister Mildred Ryan, and 2 grandsons Aaron Johnson and Bret Hacecky.

Ferne D. Grewe, age 83 of Omaha, NE and formerly of Yankton, SD passed away on Monday, November 20, 2006 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM, Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton with Msgr. Carlton Hermann officiating. Visitations will be from 6-9 PM, Friday, November 24, 2006 at the Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton with a rosary at 7:00 PM followed by a 7:30 PM scripture service. Pallbearers will be Tom Winckler, Karl Winckler Jr., Nathan Winckler, Brian McFarland, David McFarland, and Larry Pick.
Ferne D. was born July 21, 1923 to Carl H. and Winifred "Winnie" A. (Wharton) McFarland at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. She attended grade school at the McFarland School and was a graduate from Volin High School. She furthered her education by attending Southern Normal Teacher's College in Springfield. During World War II, she was employed at the United States Pentagon in Washington, D.C. She returned to Yankton and on June 4, 1947, she was united in marriage to Alois Grewe at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton, SD. While residing in Yankton, she was employed by Montgomery Wards, Sears, and Dale Electronics. They moved to Omaha in 2002 and resided in the New Cassel Retirement Center, where she made numerous friends.
She was a long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and past President of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. Family genealogy was a great interest for her but most of all she had a deep love of family.
Those who will cherish her memory are her son, James (Mary) Grewe of Omaha, NE; her daughter, Marsha Grewe of Omaha, NE; two granddaughters, Heather and Hannah Grewe of Omaha, NE; a brother Orrin (Marion) McFarland of Northford, CT and a sister, Carolyn W. Winckler of Tyndall, SD.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a brother, LaVern.
The family requests that memorials be directed to: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 Capital Street, Yankton, SD or the New Cassel Retirement Center, 900 North 90th Street, Omaha, NE 68114.

Rosalie "Sissy" S. Hansen, 69, of Yankton, went home to join her family Saturday, August 12, 2006, at her residence in Yankton. It was always mom's wishes to be cremated and not be fussed over, but a memorial service will be held in her honor at Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton, Thursday August 17, 2006, at 7:00 pm. Family members will be present at 6:00 pm. Please bring your memories of mom to remember and share with us.
Rosalie was born on September 9, 1936 at Scotland, SD to Herman and Mae (Cisar) Hollman. She grew up in Scotland, SD. She graduated from Scotland High School in 1954 and received her teaching degrees from Southern State Teachers College in 1955 and 1958. She taught elementary school at Clear Lake School in Bon Homme County. She married Sydney Hansen on May 29, 1957 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They spent the first few years of their marriage in California, moving back to Yankton permanently in 1965. She worked many years as a bookkeeper for her husband's business, Syd's Salvage. They also ran the Westside Raceway racetrack from 1969-70. She also worked as a homemaker, raising 5 kids, as well as baby-sitting for many nephews, nieces and neighborhood kids through grade school.
Rosalie enjoyed many things. She and her sister, Darlene, were always doing things together such as taking night classes in painting, calligraphy and cooking, and taking family trips to California, Yellowstone, and the Black Hills. She also enjoyed many crafts such as artex and oil painting, crocheting, knitting, sewing and quilting. Countless people in the community have been touched by her generosity with gifts of doilies, scarves, table runners, baby booties and baby blankets. Rosalie worked at the cafe in Scotland all through high school and consequently was an excellent cook. She is well known for her specialties of angel food cake, banana cream pie and peanut butter malts and did not hesitate to make them every year for many aunts, uncles, friends and family get-togethers. She was a member of the Yankton Womens' Bowling Association, initially bowling on the Friday Night Owl league, eventually bowling on 3 leagues, becoming the secretary for Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning leagues, and traveling to many state bowling tournaments. She enjoyed visiting with everyone and gathering afterwards at Fryn' Pan. Rosalie also loved listening to Elvis music, watching her Wheel of Fortune nightly as well as numerous movies and television shows, and playing her video poker games.
Rosalie is survived by her husband, Sydney; their children Laurie Hansen-Neisen of Spearfish, SD, Steven Hansen, Holly Hansen-Muller, Deena Hansen, all of Yankton, and Janel Hansen of Sioux City, IA; 3 grand-children, Matthew Neisen, Whitney Neisen and Nick Neisen all of Spearfish, SD; sisters Clarita Varilek of Yankton and Hope (Darrell) Price of Ansley, NE and many wonderful nieces, nephews, friends, and all her extended family that called her "mom".
Rosalie was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, her brother-in-law Merle Frank, brother Robert Hollman, nephew Charles Schmidt, and sisters Shirley Schmidt, Darlene Winckler, and Betty Frank.

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