Adella Erps Wold Obituary

Adella Wilhelmina Nickelena (Erps) Wold was born on a farm in Hutchinson County north of Scotland, South Dakota on Sunday, September 24, 1911. She was the youngest of six children born to August and Lena (Dockweiler) Erps. In 1915, the family moved from the farm into Kaylor. Adella attended the Kaylor Public School through the 10th grade. In March of 1928, they moved to Scotland. She worked in various homes in Scotland for several years. Adella was united in marriage to Albert Wold on January 21, 1931 and they raised a family of three children. She worked for Wold’s Grocery Store for nine years. She worked at the Scotland High School for seven years, first in the school lunchroom and later with her husband, “Ep,” as a janitor, retiring in 1964. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Scotland and the Scotland VFW Auxiliary. Adella passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland, having achieved the age of 100 years and 10 months.

Adella is survived by her three children: daughter Mina Treick of Ohio, son Gary Wold of South Dakota, and son Gale Wold of Texas; and three grandchildren: grandsons Scott Treick of Ohio and Tim Wold of Montana, and granddaughter Rhiannon (Wold) Gonzalez of Texas.

In addition to her parents, August and Lena Erps, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert “Ep” Wold in 1993; a grandson, Steven Treick; a son-in-law, Ronald Treick; four brothers: Bill, Emil, Ben and Edward; and a sister, Malinda (Erps) Lerssen.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland or the Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland.

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Evelyn Hubregtse Tjeerdsma Obituary

Funeral services for Evelyn Tjeerdsma, 80, of Springfield, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2006, at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield, with burial in the Emanuel Cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation will be at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Evelyn Stella Tjeerdsma, daughter of Peter and Mary (TenDolle) Hubregtse, was born on the family farm west of Springfield on October 4, 1925. She died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at her apartment in the Springfield Assisted Living Center. Evelyn attained the age of 80 years, six months and 29 days.

Evelyn attended country school in the Springfield area and graduated from Avon High School.

Evelyn married Clarence "Speed" Tjeerdsma on June 21, 1945, at her parents' home. Six children were born to their union. Together they farmed and Evelyn served in the roles of wife, mother and homemaker. She and Clarence became residents of the Springfield Assisted Living Center on July 20, 2004.

Evelyn was a member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher to three year olds and belonged to God's Garden Circle. She also was a member of the Dwight Wood American Legion Auxiliary.

Evelyn was well known for her poems and sayings that she included in the cards and letters she sent to friends and family. She loved her family and her grandchildren will lovingly remember their "Bingo trips to Avon" with Grandma. Evelyn and Clarence enjoyed attending Avon High School sports activities.

Thankful for having shared her life are her husband of 60 years, Clarence of Springfield; children: Norma Sue Adema and husband, Mel of Sioux City, IA, Dwight and wife, Sue of Springfield, Wendell and wife, Marsha of Salem, and Lowell and wife, Lois of Springfield; son-in-law, George Heisinger of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Duane and wife, Minnie Rose Hubregtse of Springfield; two sisters: Agnes Eckert and husband, Ed of Pennsylvania, and Joyce Bowen and husband, Bobby of Macon, GA; and a host of relatives and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by two daughters: Rita Sue and Clarice Joan Heisinger; her parents; and a brother, Clarence.

Anita Eringa Tjeerdsma Obituary

Anita Marcia (Eringa) Tjeerdsma was born March 3, 1943. She passed away on December 17, 2010, at the Hospice Unit of Arizona, in Sun City West, AZ.

She was the daughter of Pierre and Lillian (Walking) Eringa. Her childhood days were spent living with her parents on a farm southwest of Springfield, SD. Anita’s elementary education was attending several rural schools followed by graduation from Springfield High School in 1961. Her spiritual life began with baptism on July 7, 1943, in the Emmanuel Reformed Church of Springfield, SD, attended catechism and made confession of faith on November 18, 1959. The Emmanuel Reformed Church was also the setting for her wedding to Robert J. Tjeerdsma of Avon, SD, on July 18, 1961. Anita participated in the various programs of the Church; was a longtime member of Willing Workers Circle and Guild; and was organist in the Church for many years.

Anita also enjoyed doing community activities and was a member of the Contemporary Civic Club; was instrumental in helping with work connected with formation and charter member of the Springfield Golf Club; and was an active member of the Springfield Historical Musuem. One of Anita’s priority’s was helping her husband, Robert, with the many activities on the farm, esp. during harvest time. She was employed a number of years doing restaurant work, working at the USD/Springfield Vocational College, and managing the Club House at the Golf Course. For relaxation, Anita took time out for bowling, golfing, fishing and watching NE football games. Many of her friends and relatives appreciated the talent she had in writing poetry for them. The past 10 years, Anita and Robert have enjoyed their retirement wintering in Sun City West, AZ.

Thankful for having shared her life are her husband, Robert, of Springfield; children: Natalie (Tom) Vollmer, Yankton, SD, Ross (Jodi) Tjeerdsma, Sioux Falls, SD, and Paul Tjeerdsma, Arizona; grandchildren: Trevor Tjeerdsma, Sioux Falls, SD, John Vollmer, Yankton, SD; one great grandchild; and many relatives and friends.

Anita was preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Allen; brother, Urwin Eringa; and her father and mother, Pierre and Lillian Eringa.

A memorial service will be held in the Desert Palms Presbyterian Church on Thursday, December 30, 2010, 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Linda J. Bailey, officiating.

Gravesite rites will be held later in the Spring back in Springfield, SD.

Cards and memorials may be sent to: The Robert Tjeerdsma Family, 14421 Gunsight Dr., Sun City West, AZ 85375.

Clarence Tjeerdsma Obituary

Funeral services for Clarence Tjeerdsma, 90 of Springfield will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield. Burial will be in the church cemetery, rural Springfield, with military honors. Visitation will be at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield Monday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7.

Clarence “Speed” Tjeerdsma, son of Oscar and Susie (DeVries) Tjeerdsma, was born on a farm near Springfield on September 21, 1919. He died Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall. Clarence attained the age of 90 years, one month and 11 days.

Clarence was a lifetime resident of Bon Homme County. He attended Hitt Country School through the eighth grade. Clarence served in the US Navy during World War II and was a member of the Dwight Wood American Legion Post #132.

Clarence married Evelyn S. Hubregtse on June 21, 1945 at her parents’ home. Six children were born to their union. Together they farmed and raised livestock on a farm near Perkins. They became residents of the Springfield Assisted Living Center on July 20, 2004. Evelyn died May 3, 2006. Clarence became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in Tyndall on October 30, 2009.

Clarence made confession of faith on November 18, 1940 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield and remained a faithful member all of his life. He served two terms as deacon and also served as Sunday School Superintendent.

Clarence served as a Bon Homme County Commissioner from 1978 to 1986. He also served as secretary for Farm Bureau, was a member of Farm Mutual of Bon Homme County, and a member of Resource, Conservation and Development.

Clarence enjoyed bowling, wood working, gas engines of all types, restoring old tractors and being in the Friday Night Domino Club.

Thankful for having shared his life are his children: Norma and husband Mel Adema of Sioux City, IA; Dwight and wife Sue of Springfield; the late Clarice and husband George Heisinger of Springfield; Wendell and wife Marsha of Salem; and Lowell and wife Lois of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; special friend Lorraine DeJong of Springfield; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Clarence was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years; two daughters: Rita Sue in infancy and Clarice Joan Heisinger on January 31, 2003; parents; and seven brothers: George, who died as an infant, Peter, Gerrit, Jess, George, John and Oscar.

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James Tjeerdsma Obituary

Services were held for James Edwin Tjeerdsma, 69, of Avon June 11 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield with Pastor Dave Reck officiating. Pallbearers were Randy Tjeerdsma, Gary Romkema, Ivan Jelsma, Greg Svanda, Ryan Tjeerdsma, Gary Boltjes and Grant Boltjes. Honorary pallbearers were Jim's grandchildren and past and present drivers of Randel Tjeerdsma Trucking. Burial was in the Emanuel Cemetery, Springfield.

James Edwin Tjeerdsma, son of Jess and Johanna (Odens) Tjeerdsma, was born October 23, 1935, on a farm south of Kingsburg, SD. Jim's parents moved to various farms in the Springfield and Avon areas. He attended Hitt and Drake Country Schools through the eighth grade. Jim farmed with his Dad until 1952, then continued to farm with his brothers, Orvan and Les. Jim joined the U.S. Army in June of 1955, serving for two years in Ft. Chaffee, AR and Ft. Sill, OK. After his honorable discharge in June of 1957, he returned to farming. In the fall of 1957, Jim worked at Academy where he helped build an elevator on the Pete Olson farm. Jim married Cornelia Boltjes March 14, 1958 at Platte. They made their home and farmed southeast of Avon. Four children were born to their union. Along with his love for farming, Jim also was a truck driver for Tjeerdsma Trucking for many years. Jim joined the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield March 1, 1953. He served as an Elder, Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent and remained a faithful member all of his life. He died June 8, 2005 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls from complications from aspergillus and pneumonia.

Survivors are his wife, Cornelia of Avon; children, Kevin (Charlene) of Avon, Susan (Randy) Cahoy and Shelly (Alan) Miller, all of Mitchell and Joel (Deb) of Rogers, Minn.; ten grandchildren; one brother, Cal (Vicki) of Tyndall; three sisters, Phyllis Romkema and Shirley Jelsma, both of Springfield and Joyce (Larry) Svanda of Tyndall; two sisters-in-law, Gertrude Tjeerdsma of Springfield and Jerralynne Tjeerdsma of Sioux Falls and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Orvan and Leslie and two brothers-in-law, Ray Romkema and Don Jelsma.

Orvan Tjeerdsma Obituary

Orvan V. Tjeerdsma, 76, of Springfield, died from complications of pneumonia Thursday, February 3, 2005, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Orvan attained the age of 76 years, five months and four days. His funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2005, at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield, with burial in the Emanuel Cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation will be at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday followed by a prayer service.

Orvan Verle Tjeerdsma, son of Jess and Johanna (Odens) Tjeerdsma, was born August 30, 1928, on a farm near Springfield, SD. Orvan received his education at the Drake, Kingsburg and Hitt Country Schools. Orvan made his Confession of Faith on September 24, 1946, at the Emmanuel Reformed Church of Springfield and remained a faithful member, where he served as a deacon and elder.

Orvan married Gertrude Boersma on March 22, 1949, at the rural Emmanuel Reformed Church. Seven children were born to their union.

Orvan farmed south of Avon all of his working years. He also had a trucking business for 34 years, hauling livestock, grain and feed. Orvan sold the trucking business to his son, Randel in 1988. He and Gertrude moved to Springfield on December 7, 1996.

Orvan will be remembered as a hard worker and as someone who was always on time. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife, Gertrude of Springfield; children Randal and wife, Barb of Yankton, Jean Brown and husband, Wayne of Akron, IA, Keith and wife, Jill of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Marilyn Feekes and husband, Duane of Orange City, IA, Wayne and wife, Shari of Avon, Larry and wife, Dwan of Avon, and Lois Siewert and husband, Greg of Sioux Falls; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Jim and wife, Cornelia of Avon and Cal and wife, Vicki of Tyndall; three sisters: Phyllis Romkema and Shirley Jelsma, both of Springfield and Joyce Svanda and husband, Larry of Tyndall; and many relatives and friends.

Orvan was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathan Tjeerdsma; his parents, one brother, Leslie; and two brothers-in-law: Donald Jelsma and Ray Romkema.

Gertrude Boersma Tjeerdsma Obituary

Funeral services for Gertrude Tjeerdsma, 86, of Springfield, are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield. Burial is in the Emanuel Cemetery, rural Springfield. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 7, followed by a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude Tjeerdsma was born January 7, 1925 in rural Springfield, the daughter of Bakke and Tryntje (Westra) Boersma. She died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at the Sanford Vermillion Hospital in Vermillion. Gertrude attained the age of 86 years, nine months and a day.

She received her education at the rural Perkins School.

Gertrude made confession of faith on October 9, 1943 in the Emmanuel Reformed Church. Her favorite scripture was Chapter 55 of Isaiah.

Before her marriage, Gertrude worked at the rural Perkins Store.

She married Orvan Tjeerdsma on March 22, 1949 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in the country. Together they farmed south of Avon until December of 1996, when they moved into Springfield.

She is survived by her four sons: Randel (Barb) of Yankton; Keith (Jill) of Sergeant Bluff, IA; Wayne (Shari) of Avon; and Larry (Dwan) of Elkton; three daughters: Jean Brown of Vermillion; Marilyn (Duane) Feekes of Orange City, IA; and Lois (Greg) Siewert of Sioux Falls; 19 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Jessie (Glenn) Heusinkveld of Springfield; sister-in-law Jessie Boersma of Springfield; and sister-in-law Luree Boersma of Yankton.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law, Wayne Brown; one grandson, Nathan Tjeerdsma; and two brothers: Case and Renze Boersma.

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Laverna Stoebner Vogt Obituary

Laverna Vogt was born on Thursday, March 14, 1935 to Daniel and Bertha Stoebner. She was born and raised on their farm near Tripp, South Dakota, where she spent her early years in the sodhouse on the farmstead. Growing up, Laverna and MaeDora helped with the housework while Gladys helped with the farmwork. Laverna attended grade school with her sister, MaeDora, and graduated from Tripp High School. She attended college for two years and became a schoolteacher. Laverna married Clarence Vogt on June 6, 1956. She was a homemaker, and later worked outside the home as a prep cook. Laverna took pleasure in all of God’s creations, from the blooming of flowers in the spring to the turning of leaves in the fall, and her special love was for all animals. German food and fresh garden produce were two of her favorite things. She had an appreciation for words and music and will be remembered for the thought she put into selecting just the right greeting card for her friends and family’s occasions. Laverna valued education and supported her children and grandchildren in all of their endeavors. Laverna died on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Sherman County Good Samaritan Society in Goodland, Kansas, having attained the age of 73 years, 3 months, and 26 days.

Laverna was a devoted mother and grandmother to her two daughters and their families: Cheryl and Rob Cotter, and their children Tom, Katrina, and Jay, all of Goodland, Kansas and Darcy and John Kleinschmit, and their children Jessica, Darek, and Karissa, all of Norfolk, Nebraska. She is also survived by two sisters: Gladys Buechler of Scotland, South Dakota and Mae Dora and Norman Larson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and her former husband, Clarence Vogt of Yankton, South Dakota.

Her two sons, Lyle Vogt and David Vogt, and her parents preceded Laverna in death.

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Robert Vellek Obituary

Robert Vellek was born near Tyndall, South Dakota on Saturday, November 22, 1919 to Adolph and Christina (Podzimek) Vellek. Bob went to country school through the 8th grade. He served in the Army during World War II, from October, 1942 through February, 1946. He was stationed in Hawaii and overseas. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, Bob farmed north of Tyndall until 1973 when he moved into Tyndall. While in Tyndall, he built garages and bought several houses, which he remodeled and then rented or sold. Bob was a hard worker – it was once said that he could have a day’s work done before breakfast. He became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall in 2005. It is there that he died on Friday, June 27, 2008 at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 5 days.

Bob is survived by a brother, Louis Vellek, of Tyndall; a sister, Helen Ryken of Huron, South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Christina Vellek; two sisters, Alice and Louise; two brothers, Ray and Ernest; and his special friend, Betty Svanda.

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Mary Souhrada Cameron Varilek Obituary

Mary L. Varilek, age 92, of Menno, and formerly of Omaha, NE, passed away Friday, January 27, 2006, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, SD.

Memorial Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Tyndall, SD with Rev. Gerald Thury officiating. Burial of her cremated remains will be laid to rest with her first husband, Eddie Cameron, approximately 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Visitations will begin at 6 p.m. Monday evening at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Tyndall with a rosary at 7:15 p.m. followed by a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, is in charge of arrangements. Urn bearers will be Howard, James, Allen and Wayne Souhrada.

Mary L. Varilek, born August 8, 1913, passed away peacefully January 27, 2006 at the Menno-Olivet Nursing home. She was born of parents Martin and Mary (Rokusek) Souhrada. Mary lived on the family farm SW of Lesterville until the age of 18. She then moved to Omaha, NE and began working as a housekeeper. There, she met her first husband, Eddie Cameron. They married and moved to Colorado Springs, CO for a time before returning to Omaha. She then began working at Swift's Packing plant for some 20-plus years.

Eddie passed on in 1959. After being widowed, she married John P. Varilek in 1964 and resided in Omaha with him until 1998. John and Mary returned to SD in order to be closer to family and friends.

Mary is survived by one brother, James Souhrada of Lesterville, several nieces and nephews, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and her beloved husband, John.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Mary, first husband, Eddie Cameron, sisters Rose Varilek, Pauline Becvar, Anna Vitek, and brothers Peter, John, and Steven Souhrada.

Raymond Wollman Obituary

Raymond E. Wollman, age 53, of Olivet, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2003, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, SD from complications of Huntington's disease.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Menno, with Rev. David Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the Menno Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Rames-Bender American Legion Post No. 152. Visitations will be 3-9 p.m. Monday at the Aisenbrey- Kostel Funeral Home, Menno, with the family present at 7 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be DuWayne Herrboldt, Leland Goehring, Lyle Huber, Clyde Mettler, Paul Hoffman and Tim Schaeffer.

Raymond Elmer Wollman was born February 18, 1950, to Elmer and Elaine (Werning) Wollman. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended Scotland School. He went on to attend SDSU where he received his degree in horticulture and agronomy. During college Ray was involve in ROTC. He took basic training at Fort Lee Virginia. He was stationed in Okinawa from February 6, 1975, to December 21, 1978. He returned home with an honorable discharge. He then went into farming with his father, Elmer. Ray was a hard worker. He loved planting trees and gardening, and hated weeds.

He was a lifetime member on Immanuel Lutheran Church, Menno, S.D., where he served as an usher of the church. He served on the B-Y Water District board of directors for several terms. He also served on the Sharon Township board. Poor health forced his retirement in 1992. His father cared for him at home until September 9, 2002, at which time he entered the Menno-Olivet Care Center.

He is survived by his father, Elmer, of Menno, S.D.; four sisters: Renee (Wollman) Sheehy, Linda Wollman and Carol Wollman, who reside at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, S.D.; and Lois (Jim) Fanning of Olivet, S.D.; Renee's husband, Earl Sheehy, resides at Wahoo, Neb.; six nieces and nephews: Erin Sheehy of Brookings, S.D.; Kevin Sheehy of Chamberlain, S.D.; Kari Sheehy of Wahoo, Neb.; Kelsey, Kayla and Cameron Fanning of Olivet, S.D.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine.

Linda Wollman Obituary

Linda J. Wollman, age 48, of Olivet, passed away Friday, January 9, 2004, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, SD, from complications of Huntington's disease.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Menno, with Rev. David Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the Menno Cemetery. Visitations will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2004, at the Aisenbrey-Kostel Funeral Home, Menno, with the family present at 7 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Tim Schaeffer, DuWayne Herrboldt, Leland Goehring, Cory Goehring, Earl Maier Jr. and Rev. Terrell Huber.

Linda Jean Wollman was born August 31, 1955, to Elmer and Elaine (Werning) Wollman. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended Scotland High School. Linda went on to attend SDSU where she received her RN degree in Nursing. She began her nursing career at St. Benedict's in Parkston. Linda worked for many years at the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital (Queen of Peace) in Mitchell. This was her second family. Linda was a very caring person and always willing to lend a hand. Huntington's disease forced Linda to resign from St. Joe's. She worked for a short period of time at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital in Scotland and from there at the Human Services Center in Yankton. Linda completed her nursing career at the Menno-Olivet Care Center. Her health forced her retirement. Linda then lived at home where her father cared for her until September 10, 2002, at which time she entered the Menno-Olivet Care Center.

Linda was an active member of the SDNA. She was awarded the Nurse of the Year award, which was a great honor to her. She enjoyed looking at the leaves in the fall and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

Linda is survived by her father, Elmer of Olivet, SD; three sisters: Renee (Wollman) Sheehy and Carol Wollman, who reside at the Menno-Olivet Care Center, Menno, SD; and Lois (Jim) Fanning of Olivet, SD; Renee's husband, Earl Sheehy, resides at Wahoo, NE; six nieces and nephews: Erin Sheehy of Brookings, SD; Kevin Sheehy of Chamberlain, SD, Kari Sheehy of Wahoo, NE, Kelsey, Kayla and Cameron Fanning of Olivet, SD.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Elaine, and brother, Raymond.

Carl Waller Obituary

Carl John Waller, 76, Tyndall, died Wednesday (Sept. 17, 2003) at St. Michael's Hospital, Tyndall.

Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Tyndall, with the Rev. Dean Schroeder officiating. Burial is in the Czech National Cemetery, Tyndall, South Dakota, with military rites by American Legion Pike-Wagner Post 2 and VFW Simek-Ptak Post 6895. Pallbearers are Rich Beringer, Ed Humpal, Jim Kniffen, Lowell Nelson, Alfred Novotny and Wayne Schuurmans. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today (Friday), at the Goglin-Kelley Funeral Chapel, Tyndall. Visitation resumes one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

He was born Dec. 27, 1926 to Joe and Ina (Baxter) Waller at Granite Falls, Minn. He attended grade school in Granite Falls. Minn. At age 14, he moved to Springfield to live with his aunt and uncle. He joined the Army in 1950 and was stationed in Germany working as a pole lineman. He returned to South Dakota and married Elsie Mares on July 18, 1953, at Wagner. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He continued his education at Nettleton College where he earned his bookkeeping degree. He was a truck driver for 30 years, a job he loved.

He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was past commander of the Tyndall American Legion and was currently serving as chaplain of the VFW. He served as a board member to the Heritage Museum and Lidi Apartment Complex and was involved in the planning of the Tyndall Veteran's Memorial. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he served as an elder.

Carl is survived by his wife, Elsie, Tyndall; two daughters: Linda (Jerry) Pesek, Tyndall, and Leann (Mark) Gukeisen, Mitchell; two sisters: Eldora Fitzsimmons, Tampa, Fla., and Norma Underwood, Kingsley, Iowa; one brother, Arnold, Brooksville, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

Llewellyn Wormsbecker Obituary

Funeral services for Llewellyn Wormsbecker, 63, of Avon are 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at the Danzig Baptist Church, rural Avon. Buri al is in the church cemetery with military honors. isitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Cosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon is in charge of arrangements.

Llewellyn O. Wormsbecker was born September 23, 1948 in Parkston, SD, the son of Otto and Esther (Schwaderer) Wormsbecker. He died Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton after a courageous battle with cancer. Llewellyn (Lew) attained the age of 63 years, three months and eight days.

Lew graduated from Avon High School in 1967 and then served his country in the Army National Guard for seven years. Shortly after his time serving, Lew was united in marriage to his lifetime love and best friend, Janet Reiff, on June 7, 1975 at the Danzig Baptist Church in Avon. Together, they raised three children: Christie, Chad and Lisa.

Lew loved farming and raising cattle, and became a perfectionist when it came to his farm. He was a member of the Cattleman’s Association, President of Farm Bureau for many years and a lifetime member of the American Legion. Lew was an active member at the Danzig Baptist Church where he held several positions throughout the years. He enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle, and will be remembered as a good friend, husband, dad, grandpa, brother, son and Christian. The past few years, he fought hard against the disease to remain with his kids and grandchildren who meant everything to him.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife Janet of Avon; three children: Christie and husband Eddie Wobig of Canova; Chad and wife Erin Hammer of Prior Lake, MN; and Lisa and boyfriend Jesse Hines of St. Paul, M N; three grandchildren: Jaedon, Ashtyn and Brayden Wobig; mother, Esther Wormsbecker of Harrisburg; brother, Terry and wife Donna Wormsbecker of Avon; sister, Rhonda Brech of Harrisburg; and several nieces and nephews.

Llewellyn was preceded in death by his father, Otto, and grandson, Coledon Wobig.

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Elmer Wormsbecher Obituary

Elmer Wormsbecher, 85 of Avon - His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at the Danzig Baptist Church, rural Avon. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by the Jelkim-Harms American Legion Post 142 of Tripp. Visitation will be at the church from 2 to 7, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home of Avon is in charge of the arrangements.

Elmer Wormsbecher, son of Emanuel and Amelia (Buchholz) Wormsbecher, was born in rural Bon Homme County on September 17, 1925. He died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD. Elmer attained the age of 85 years, eight months and 26 days.

Elmer received an eighth grade education at Vesper Country School. He served in the United States Army in Japan from April 17, 1951 to April 2, 1953.

Elmer married JoEllen DeGroot on June 17, 1964 at the Kingsburg Church in Kingsburg. Four sons were blessed to their union. He farmed on the home place all of his life.

Elmer was a member of the Danzig Baptist Church and served on the cemetery board for many years. He also was a member of the Jelkim-Harms American Legion Post 142 in Tripp for 58 years.

Elmer enjoyed restoring antique John Deere tractors and doing puzzles. He played the accordion and enjoyed Polka music. Elmer loved his granddaughters and the time spent with them.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife JoEllen, rural Avon; four sons: Gary and wife Jaclyn of Yankton, Dale and wife Lori, Lyle and Scott, all of Avon; three granddaughters: Lea and Katey Wormsbecher and Jazmyn Gunderson; brother, Harvey and wife Betty of Tripp; sister, Ella Roth and husband Walter of Tripp; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Clarence; and six sisters: Lillian Richters, Julia Permann, Lorine Cihak, Ruth Ded, Hulda Wormsbecher and Esther Wudel.

*Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Homes

Emil Vellek Obituary

Emil Vellek, 96, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Keystone Cedars in Cedar Rapids following a long illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, January 12 at Lensing Funeral Home, 605 Kirkwood Avenue, Iowa City. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens.

Emil was born in Tyndall, SD on November 27, 1914 the son of William and Bessie (Bambas) Vellek. He came to Iowa in search of work, staying with the Pazour and George Savatos families in the Cedar Rapids/Solon area. Emil worked in the heat treat department at Link Belt Speeder until his retirement in 1978.

Emil married Hazel Stimmel on December 22, 1951 in Johnson County. Hazel died February 3, 1986 from complications of a stroke. Emil later married Ann Kopp, who died April 27, 2001. He lived in SW Cedar Rapids before moving to Keystone Cedars in April of 2005.

Emil was proud of his Czech heritage and was a generous supporter of the Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids. Over the years he attended Czech language classes and sang with a group of Czech singers at area events. Emil returned to South Dakota every year his health permitted to attend the annual Czech Days in Tabor. He was an avid collector of Bohemian music and loved the Sunday Morning Czech Party on the radio. As a young adult, Emil managed and played for a traveling baseball team. After 75 years, letters were found from surrounding South Dakota towns requesting to play against his team. He also enjoyed watching his nephews play high school football in West Branch during the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Emil was the person many of us can remember as the host of family vacations, a day at the All Iowa Fair every year, teaching us the game of baseball and the infamous camel rides on his back. He never missed a parade, or turned down a piece of pie or a game of euchre. Emil was an every Sunday dinner guest at the Earl Campion family home north of West Branch, always arriving at noon sharp – not one minute before or after!

Emil is survived by his brother Robert (Maureen) Vellek of Scottland, SD, his sister Della and his sister-in-law Hattie both of Tabor, SD, his step-son Gilbert (Becky) Kopp of Cedar Rapids, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Hazel and his second wife Ann, his brothers Charlie, Ed, Ray, Leo and a sister Helen.

Emil’s family would like to thank Iowa Hospice of Cedar Rapids and Keystone Cedars Memory Care Unit for their care and kindness.

*Lensing Funeral Home

Oscar Van Asperen Obituary

Oscar “Buster” Van Asperen, 92, of Avon - Buster died Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wagner. Funeral services are 2 PM, Saturday, November 14, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Avon. Burial is in Trinity Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Avon. Visitation is Friday from 2 PM until 6 PM at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon.

Oscar “Buster” Van Asperen was born March 15, 1917 to Oscar and Sara (Lako) Van Asperen at rural Springfield, SD. He died Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wagner, SD.

Buster attended grade school at Hitt Country School near Perkins, SD and moved to Charles Mix County in 1932. He was a farmer for 55 years near Dante, SD. He worked at the Dante, Wagner and Avon Livestock Markets for many years as a weigh master. He retired from farming in 1987 and moved to Avon in 1989.

Buster was married to Magdalene Berndt on June 26, 1941 at Danzig Baptist Church of rural Avon.

He was baptized at the Kingsburg Congregational Church and was member of the First Presbyterian Church in Avon since 1935. He served as Sunday school superintendent two years and as an elder for over 50 years. Buster was on the Meadowview Manor board for many years and a Bon Homme County volunteer driver for 15 years. He belonged to the Bon Homme Masonic Lodge 101 for more than 60 years.

Buster is survived by his son, Curtis and Marilee Van Asperen of Custer and a daughter, Carol Lynn and Bill Lingemann of Ethan, four grandchildren, two great granddaughters, a great grandson, brother-in-law, Donald and Ethel Berndt, of Canby, MN and a sister-in-law, Helen Berndt of Avon, SD.

Buster was preceded in death by his wife, Magdalene on May 25, 2009, parents, three brothers: Andrew, Samuel, and Abe and a sister, Sarah Raabe.

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Magdalene Berndt Van Asperen Obituary

Magdalene M. Van Asperen, 91 of Avon - Maggie died Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wagner. Her funeral service will be 1:30 pm Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Avon, with burial in the Trinity Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Avon. Visitation will be at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Avon from 12 noon to 7 pm Wednesday.

Magdalene “Mag” Marie Van Asperen was born March 9, 1918 near Eagle Butte ,SD to Ephriam and Lydia (Hubner) Berndt. She died Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Society in Wagner. Magdalene attained the age of 91 years, two months and 17 days.

Mag’s family moved to Avon in 1921. She attended school at the Giedd and Myrtle Country Schools and Avon High School.

Magdalene was baptized at Danzig Baptist church of rural Avon in 1931. She later joined the First Presbyterian Church.

Magdalene married Oscar (Buster) Van Asperen on June 26, 1941 at the Danzig Baptist Church. Two children were blessed to their union.

Mag was a homemaker and partner in farming with her husband near Dante, until retiring in 1989 and moving into Avon. She was active in her church and was a member of Nova Neighbors Home Extension Club for over 50 years.

Mag enjoyed researching and writing family genealogy and histories. She will especially be remembered for her love of sewing for her family.

Thankful for having shared her life are her husband Buster of Avon; son, Curtis and wife Marilee Van Asperen of Custer; daughter, Carol Lynn and husband Bill Lingemann of Ethan; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother, Donald wife Ethel Berndt of Canby, MN; sister-in-law, Helen Berndt of Avon; and many relatives and friends.

Magdalene was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carol Johnson; two brothers: Freddie and Michael Berndt; sister-in-law, Sarah Raabe; and brothers-in-law: Andrew, Samuel and Abe Van Asperen.

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Jack Walker Obituary

Funeral services will be 10 AM, Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Springfield with burial in the Bon Homme Cemetery, rural Springfield, with military honors. Visitation is Wednesday with the family present from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Home in Springfield.

Jack LeRoy Walker died early Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.

He was born September 18, 1937 to Chester E. Walker and Vera (Hopkins) Walker-Young at Union Center, SD. Jack attended high school in Pierre, SD and graduated in 1956. He served in the US Navy from 1956 to 1960.

Jack met Sharon R. O'Dell and they were wed on September 1, 1960 in Decator, IL. They ranched with his folks on the Cheyenne River in western SD until 1971.

They moved to Chamberlain, SD were they owned and operated Jack's Bait & Tackle and Dakota Excursions. While in Chamberlain, Jack was a volunteer fireman and a member of the JayCees.

He also spent one year as the Brule County Jailor. Jack and Sharon moved to Springfield, SD in 1983.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church. He was a long haul truck driver for a number of years and later became a meat inspector for the USDA. When he retired from the USDA, in 2002, he began delivering newspapers for the Yankton Press and Dakotan. He did this until he became to ill to continue in November of 2010.

Jack liked watching the geese fly in the spring and fall of the year and gardening. He enjoyed camping and fishing and doing these activities with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed his trips to Alaska which involved a lot of camping and fishing.

Thankful for having shared his life are his wife, Sharon: 5 children: Bruce Walker, Canyon Lake, TX, Nancy (Ronald) Wallenstein, Huron, SD, Steven (Angel) Walker, Bonner Dale, AR, Keven Walker, Lennox, SD, and Matthew Walker, Tabor, SD; two brothers: David Walker, Pleasanton, CA and Larry (Judy) Walker, Hill City, SD: a sister Carol (Roy) Morris, Greenfield, CA: 6 grandchildren: Tyler and Julieana Wallenstein, Cassie, Nicole, Megan and Colton Walker: and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Chester and Vera and his youngest sister Linda (James) Geise.

We love you Grandpa and will always remember you for the good times: the fun we had; the cars we fixed; the trips we took; the memories you shared; the stories you told; the many papers I helped you deliver; and the advice you gave. I love you, Grandpa. Tyler

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