Obituaries for November 25, 2002

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 25, 2002

Rose Ewert, 92

Rose Ewert, 92, of Austin, formerly of Freeman, S.D., died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at St. Mark's Lutheran Home.

She was born Aug. 13, 1910, in Springfield, S.D., to Fred A. and Elizabeth (Boese) Buller.

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She attended school in the Springfield area, graduating from the Southern State Teachers College. She taught school in rural South Dakota.

On Aug. 16, 1939, she married John H. Ewert in Springfield. Following their marriage, the couple taught school in Lane and Freeman, S.D. before moving to Aberdeen where they taught until their retirement in 1975. After their retirement, they returned to Freeman, where John died Feb. 7, 1982. In 1992, Rose moved to Austin, Minn. to be closer to her son and his family. She lived in the Cedars until moving to St. Mark's Lutheran Home earlier this year.

She was a member of Bethany Mennonite Church in Freeman, S.D. and enjoyed playing the piano, reading and doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors include son, John (Melinda) Ewert, Austin; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sister, Ruth Slattery, Springfield, S.D.; brother, Leo (Alice) Buller, Los Angeles, Calif.; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and four brothers and sisters.

Visitation: There will be no visitation or reviewal.

Service: 1:30 p.m. memorial service, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at the Friedensberg Bible Church, rural Avon, S.D. with Rev. Philip Norbo officiating.

Interment: Friedensberg Mennonite Cemetery, rural Avon, S.D.

Funeral Home: Worlein Funeral Home, Austin.

Everett E. Combs Jr., 85

Everett E. Combs Jr., 85, of Austin, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at his home.

He was born June 17, 1917, in Plenty, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Everett E. and Grace (Callahan) Combs.

He married Martha Buringa and after her death he married Geraldine Yerhot.

Everett served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a retired employee of Hormel Foods after 33 years. He loved spending time with his best friend, Muffin.

Survivors include daughters, Sandra (Robert) Lewis, Maplewood; Grace Roberts, Waterloo, Iowa; Darla (Ken) Dalman, Vale, Ore.; son, Keenan (Renae) Judd, Rochester; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank (Beverly) Combs, Buffalo, Wyo.; James (Betty) Combs, DeSmet, S.D.; Richard (Audrey) Combs, Munster, Ind.; sisters, Dorothy (Frank) Moskal, Sun City West, Ariz.; Virginia Goodwin, Roseville; Ethyle Schmidt, Paradise, Calif.; Mary (Mike) Pollack, Sturgis, S.D.; Kaye Ishol, Honolulu, Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives; and son, Kavin.

Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at the funeral home and Wednesday at the church for one hour before the service.

Service: 11 a.m., Wednesday, at Crane Community Chapel with Pastor Randy Petersen officiating. The casket bearers will be Robert Lewis, Kavin Lewis, Keenan Judd and Terry Schabacker.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.

Funeral Home: Mayer Funeral Home, Austin.

DiAnne F. Humrichous

DiAnne Faye Humrichous died Nov. 16, 2002, at Provena USMC-Logan Campus in Danville.

DiAnne and her twin sister, DeLoris, were born July 8, 1944 to Alfred and Elner (Thomas) Pehl and grew up on farms in Iowa and Minnesota. Two brothers, Ron and Russ Pehl completed the family. When she was seven years old, DiAnne trusted Christ Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She graduated from Pillsbury Bible College, Owatonna, Minn., with majors in piano and Bible. DiAnne and Joseph C. Humrichous married June 23, 1967, and continued to prepare for the ministry. They served three churches: Summerville, Ga., Red Bank, Tenn. and Calvary Baptist Church in Danville, Ill. where they have spent the last 22 years. DiAnne made her home comfortable and open to people so their spiritual and physical needs might be met. She raised four children: Johanna Thurlow married to Bob, Jason Humrichous married to Jennifer Geivett, Jewel Harkleroad married to John, and Jillia Humrichous, who all love and serve her Lord. She loved her Bible and taught the children of her church to memorize verses. For seven years she battled breast cancer as she wanted to live to glorify the Lord and bless her grandchildren, David and Lily Thurlow and Lynnea and Benjamin Humrichous. She was at peace with death as her faith in God's promise of Salvation was firm and secure to the end. Her family, friends and church will deeply miss her.

Mildred V. Nelson, 84

Mildred V. Nelson, age 84, of Austin, formerly of Oakland, Minn., died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at the Austin Medical Center

She was born March 22, 1918, in Albert Lea, Minn., to George and Tillie (Prestegard) Farlinger.

She attended rural school near Albert Lea. She married Clifford Nelson on May 5, 1937, in Northwood, Iowa. Together they farmed in the Oakland area for almost 50 years. Mildred was a member of Oakland Lutheran Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at Oakland Lutheran Church with the Rev. LaDonna Ekern officiating. Interment will be in the Oakland Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church one hour before the service. Organist will be Kleone Wangen and soloist will be Kiven Lukes. Casket bearers and honorary bearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary bearers will be Sue Starrett, Jenny Nelson and Matt Nelson. Bearers will be Nicole Johnson, Bridgette Johnson, Jim Nelson, Craig Nelson, Scott Nelson and Mike Nelson.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Milford and Linda Nelson of Austin, Minn., Curtis and Narda Nelson of Fosston, Minn., Lowell and Dawn Nelson of Oakland, Minn.; daughter and son-in-law, LaVonne and Lowell Johnson of Albert Lea, Minn.; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Alta Farlinger of St. Ansgar, Iowa, Alta Joynes of Austin, Minn.; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifford, 1986; brothers, John (Jack) Farlinger and Norman Farlinger; sister, Gladys Schlie; grandson, Benjamin Nelson; and granddaughter, Jackie Nelson.