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LaVonne J. Ortley
Funeral Service for LaVonne June Ortley, 69, of Browns Valley, MN, was held on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD, with the Rev. Paul Warnier officiating. Pallbearers were Jeff, Jordan, Roger, Erik, Gary, and John Ortley. Honorary Pallbearers were “All of LaVonne’s friends and family.” Interment was in Ascension Presbyterian Cemetery, Big Coulee, SD. There was visitation on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Cahill Funeral Chapel in Sisseton, SD. The Cahill Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
LaVonne June Ortley was born on January 6, 1946 near Wilmot, SD to Silas and Rosalie (Burke) Ortley Sr. She attended country school, Peever elementary school and graduated from Browns Valley High School the class of 1964. LaVonne was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Browns Valley, MN. She lived with her grandmother Julia Clara (Miller) Heminger and she helped to raise her brother Kenneth and he called her mom. She helped to raise numerous children who also called her mom or sister because of her good heartedness. LaVonne loved to read, and take walks, especially in the rain. She would laugh when people had to duck under her umbrella to see who she was because she was so short. She loved the outdoors and cutting grass on her riding lawnmower. She also had numerous hobbies to keep her busy.
LaVonne passed away on May 11, 2015 in Fargo, ND.
LaVonne is survived by ten children, John, Rosie, Julia, Jordan, Jeff, Janet, Adam, Scott, Jason Ortley, and Roger Ortley; one sister Mary Ortley, and four brothers, Edmond TwoStars, Silas Ortley Jr. Kenneth Ortley, and Gary Ortley; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents, three children, Lisa Ann, Jay Luke, and Jennifer, one brother James Burke, one sister Felicia Ortley, and her grandmother, Julia Clara Heminger.
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Hilda HaggertyHilda Haggerty
Mass of Christian burial for Hilda Sophia Haggerty, 72, of Aberdeen, SD, was 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 15, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Aberdeen, with her son, Father Shaun T. Haggerty, Celebrant. Present to do the Final Commendation was Most Reverend Paul J. Swain. Priests of the Sioux Falls Diocese were con-celebrating.
Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation was 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a Liturgical Wake Service held at 7:00 p.m.
Hilda passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at Aberdeen Health & Rehab.
Hilda Sophia (Wanttie) Haggerty was born April 13, 1943, in Hecla, SD, to Victor Nicholas and Lempi Sophia (Havisto) Wanttie. She grew up with several foster families including the Martin Ronning family. Hilda attended high school in Barnard, SD, and was Miss Barnard in the South Dakota Snow Queen Festival. In 1961, Hilda graduated from high school, then moved to Minneapolis and worked for Northwestern Bell. In 1967, she returned to Aberdeen to earn her nursing degree.
Hilda married Ike Haggerty on June 26, 1969, in Aberdeen. They made their home in Sioux Falls before settling in Sisseton for 35 years. They returned to Aberdeen, where they continued to reside until the time of her death.
Hilda was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the V.F.W Auxiliary in Sisseton. She proudly became a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Aberdeen in 2012. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, dancing, and music. Above all, she loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother.
Blessed to have shared Hilda’s life are her husband of 46 years, Ike Haggerty; her children, Andy (Angie) Haggerty, Alexandria, MN, Michael Haggerty, Brookings, SD, Christine Haggerty, Aberdeen, SD, Shane Haggerty, St. Paul, MN, and Father Shaun Haggerty, Sioux Falls, SD; seven grandchildren, Reece, Katie, Ashley, Alyssa, Abigail, Ava, and Isabella Haggerty; brothers, Leonard Wanttie and Jerry Wanttie, Aberdeen, SD; and sisters, Evelyn Raymond, Aberdeen, SD, and Mavis Williams, Missouri.
Hilda was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ralph Wanttie; and sister, Darlene Wylie.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, Aberdeen, SD, handled arrangements.

Thirvald BredvikThorvald M. Bredvik
Thorvald M. Bredvik, 82, New Effington, SD, went home to eternal life on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 16, at 1:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in New Effington with Rev. Tryphine Olson Schruba officiating. Music was provided by organist Deb Bredvik and vocalists Melanie Yost, Linda Loberg and Brent Gerber.
Burial will be at a later date in the New Effington Community Cemetery. Honorary urn bearers are Allen Schafte, Steve Parkhurst, Ronald Nissen, Kirk Navratil, Noah Nissen, Eli Nissen and Clyde Broz. Active urn bearers are Thorvald’s grandchildren, Carl Lingen, Kipp Bredvik, Kay Bredvik, Kelly Kohoutek, Hayley Miller, and Tore Miller.
Visitation was Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the church. The Eggers Funeral Home of Rosholt, SD, was in charge of the arrangements.
Thorvald Monroe Bredvik was born on December 12, 1932, to Arnold and Ruby (McLaird) Bredvik in Lien Township on the Bredvik homestead. He married Dorothy Olson on November 18, 1951, in Zion Lutheran Church in New Effington, SD.
Thorvald farmed all of his life in the New Effington area. He was active in the community throughout the years serving on various boards. Thorvald was a great father, grandfather, mentor, and had a very kind heart. He was always willing to give someone a hand or help those in need.
He enjoyed spending time in his retirement years riding his motorcycle, teaching his grandchildren to drive, making lefse and many pots of coffee for all the frequent visitors to the farm. He also enjoyed playing cards and sharing his “fixing” talents with all of his children. He was proud to show his antique tractors which he would drive at least once a year. His true legacy is the unending love and faithfulness given to his family and friends.
Thorvald is survived by his wife, Dorothy of 63 years; three children, Denise (Ken) Lingen, Lynn (Debbie) Bredvik, and Damaris Miller; six grandchildren, Carl (Steph) Lingen, Kipp Bredvik, Kay Bredvik, Kelly (Travis) Kohoutek, Hayley Miller, and Tore Miller; two great-grandchildren, Jase Kohoutek and Isabella Lingen; brother, Arnold Jr. (Rose) Bredvik; cousins, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the New Effington Community Cemetery or the New Effington Community Center.

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