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Melvin Enstad, age 85, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Watertown. Rev. Kent Stillson officiated. Music was provided by Marian Riddle as pianist. The family was requested to meet at the church on Tuesday by 10:00 a.m. for a prayer service.
Visitation was at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and in the church prior to services on Tuesday.
Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Watertown. Honorary pallbearers were Melvin’s granddaughters: Erin Kolb, Rachel Erz, Sara Enstad, and Michelle Enstad. Active pallbearers were Melvin’s grandsons: Wade Enstad, Jason Enstad, Collin Enstad, Jesse Enstad, Jordan Enstad, and Blake Enstad.
Melvin was born on March 31, 1929, in Pierpont, SD, to Julian and Alma (Rye) Enstad. He graduated from Pierpont High School and attended Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. After school he went back to work on the farm.
On March 15, 1951, Melvin married Marcella Vogel at Sisseton, SD. They continued to live and farm on the fourth generation family farm, which had been in the family for 125 years, near Pierpont. On this farm, the couple milked cows for over 40 years. They continued to live on the farm semiretired and then moved to Watertown in 2011.
He was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, and lifetime member of Skudesnes Lutheran Church in rural Pierpont. He was a 4-H leader for many years, as well as a member of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Cenex Board, Independence Township Board, and Bethesda Nursing Home Board. Melvin taught Sunday school for many years. He enjoyed welding and doing his own repair work on his machinery. He liked playing cards, especially at the Senior Citizen Center. Melvin was very proud of his family, as well as his Norwegian heritage. He was also proud of his Model A that he restored, and his H Farmall.
Melvin is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marcella, of Watertown, SD; four sons, Keith (Marlys) Enstad, Dean (Lori) Enstad, Douglas (Jolene) Enstad, all of Watertown, SD, and Glenn (Janet) Enstad, of Aberdeen, SD; one daughter, Marcia Erz of Savage, MN; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two nephews, Marvin Enstad of Beresford, SD, and Bob Enstad of Sioux Falls, SD; and one niece, Joan (Loren) Myers of Beresford, SD.
He was preceded in death by one great grandson, Landon Kolb; his parents; one brother, Jerome Enstad; one sister-in-law, Jenny Enstad; and one nephew, Gordon Enstad.
Crawford Funeral Chapel of Watertown, SD was in charge of arrangements. For online obituary go to www.crawfordfuneralchapel.com.
The funeral for Tollof Satrang, longtime Hillhead, SD, area farmer, was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Veblen, SD. Visitation was one hour preceding the funeral at the church. Rev. Terrill Sorensen and Intern Cheryl Rondeau-Bassett officiated. Burial with military honors was in the Trondhjem Cemetery, rural Veblen under the direction of the Price Funeral Chapel of Britton, SD.
Tollof passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Tekakwitha Nursing Center in Sisseton at the age of 92.
Tollof Erwin Satrang was born December 30, 1921 to Carl and Helga (Brubakken) Satrang on the family farm in Victor Township of Marshall County, SD. As a youngster, he grew up there and attended Victor Township School. After completing his education, Tollof helped on the family farm.
In September of 1941, Tollof began his military duty. He served in the 820th Air Engineering Squadron of the Army Air Corps, and saw action in England, Belgium and France. In December of 1945, Tollof was honorably discharged and he returned home.
On June 12, 1947 he was united in marriage with Madeline Severson. They made their home on a farm south of Hillhead. They farmed and raised their children there until retiring to Veblen in 1983. After moving to Veblen, Tollof worked for the school for a number of years. Madeline passed away February 15, 1987, and Tollof continued to make Veblen his home, until moving to Sisseton about five years ago.
Tollof had been an active member of both Zion Lutheran Church and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, and had served on both councils. He was a member of Eddie Robertson Post #76 of the American Legion of Britton, SD, and Marshall Post #3507 of the V.F.W. of Britton. For many years, he had served on the DuMarce Township Board.
In addition to his farming, Tollof greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling to visit his children. He was an accomplished horseshoe player and loved to spend time playing golf and cards. He was an avid sports fan of Veblen High School, and at one time received their “Fan in the Stands” award.
Grateful for having shared his life are his five children: John (Carol) Satrang, Jane (Roger) Realdsen, Timothy (Roxann) Satrang, Jenene (Wayne) Opitz, Thomas (Tammy) Satrang; 14 grandchildren: Tricia, Traci, Anna, Ty, Hilary, Jessie, Amy, Stacey, Jason, Leslie, Shannon, Chelsey, Tony and Adrienne; and 18 great-grandchildren: Mason, Kaitlyn, Griffin, Grady, Brooklyn, Adrian, Austin, Jackson, Madison, Axton, Ashton, Ryken, Henlie, Landon, Camryn, Hayden, Braylen and Drake.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, a sister, Viola Quamen and seven brothers: Gilman, Julian, Ingvald, Clarence, Carl, Harry and Arthur Satrang, as well as three siblings in infancy.
Condolences may be directed to the family in care of Tom Satrang, 438732 North Side Drive, Lake City, SD 57247.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.pricefuneralchapel.net.
Services for Rose Kutter, 69, of Groton, SD, were Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in New Effington, SD. Pastor Cheryl Rondeau Bassett officiated. Burial followed in Garden of Rest Cemetery, New Effington, under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton, SD. Casketbearers were Don Dahlman, John Dahlman, Todd Dahlman, Keith Bostrom, Paul Bostrom, and Mike Ceroll.
Visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Rose passed away July 22, 2014 at Sanford Select Specialty Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
Rose Irene was born on February 1, 1945 in Browns Valley, MN to Elmer and Magdalene (Schubert) Vanouse. She attended school in Hart #1 country school, Browns Valley Public School, and New Effington Public School, graduating in 1963. Following graduation, she moved to New York City and worked as a teletype for Western Union. She later worked for IC Corp in Minneapolis, MN. Rose then returned to South Dakota and worked as a type setter for the Aberdeen American News. On September 25, 1971, she was united in marriage with Roy Kutter and together they made their home on a farm north of New Effington, SD. To this union, four children were born. Rose moved to Groton, SD in 1990. She worked at various jobs in the area, the most recent being Postmaster Relief in Andover, SD.
Rose was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in New Effington. She enjoyed cooking, crossword puzzles, needle point, reading the paper and going to coffee with her friends. She also treasured time with all of her family, especially her grandchildren.
Celebrating her life are her children, Randy Kutter of Ferney, SD, Royce Kutter of Breaux Bridge, LA, Ryan (Carol) Kutter of Groton, SD, and Ronda Kutter of Watertown,SD; and her three grandchildren, Savanna Krueger, Emma Kutter and Ian Kutter.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband in 1975; and an infant sister, Margaret Louise Vanouse.
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