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Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Doris Cameron, age 84, of Wilmot, SD, who died Monday, November 16, 2015, at the Wilmot Care Center.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmot, SD, with Rev. Dr. DeVern Schwenn officiating. Burial followed in the Wilmot City Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, November 23, 2015, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the church and continued for one hour prior to the time of service at the church on Tuesday.
Urn bearers were Doris’ sons, Matthew and Timothy Cameron.
Doris Marie Cameron was born on November 4, 1931, in Wilmot, SD, to Alfred and Rosa (Gubka) Nielsen. A lifelong resident of Wilmot, she attended grade school and graduated from Wilmot High School with the class of 1950. On October 20, 1950, Doris was united in marriage with Kenneth Charles Cameron in Wilmot. To this union, they had four children.
Primarily a homemaker, Doris enjoyed raising her family but also spent time with her brother, Jim, operating a wood-staining, painting, and papering business in Minnesota and South Dakota. She was a spectacular cook and was famous for her homemade buns and cookies. Doris enjoyed nurturing her flower gardens, sewing for her grandchildren and others in the community, and oil painting. She had a beautiful singing voice and was honored to share this gift with others. Most important to Doris was her family, and she cherished every moment spent as a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Doris was an active member of the Zion Community Church in Wilmot.
Left with Doris’ loving memory are her husband, Kenneth Cameron of Wilmot, SD; children, Ann (Robert) Seidell of Revillo, SD, Tim (Karen) Cameron of Fleming Island, FL, Patricia Cameron Lund of Madison, SD, and Matthew (Peggy) Cameron of Wilmot, SD; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia Dixon of Tucson, AZ; two sisters-in-law: Dorothy Nielsen and Jean Jones, both of Wilmot, SD and several nieces and nephews.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and six sisters.
Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank, SD was in charge of arrangements for Doris Cameron. To leave online condolences, please visit www.mundwilerfuneralhome.net.
Elaine H. Slade
Elaine H. Slade, age 91, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2015, at a care center in Watertown. She was the widow of Robert Slade. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Watertown. Rev. Greg Berkey officiated. Music was provided by Eloise Falk as organist with Natalie Berkey as soloist. The family was requested to meet at the church on Friday by 1:30 p.m. for a prayer service. Visitation took place on Friday prior to services at the church.
Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Watertown. Honorary pallbearers were the staff at Jenkins Living Center. Active pallbearers were Roger Hansen, Eric Hansen, Nathan Hansen, John Day, Amanda Hansen, and Jaimie Day.
Elaine was born on November 11, 1924, in Summit, SD, to Theodore M. and Emma (Quale) Hartman. She was baptized January 1, 1925, in Summit and confirmed May 21, 1939, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, SD. Elaine attended elementary and junior high school in Webster before graduating from Summit High School in 1942.
On August 9, 1943, Elaine married Robert Slade in Rapid City, SD. To this union, two children were born, Robert and Marilyn. Elaine and Robert lived in Marshall, MN, Omaha NE, and for a short time they lived in Watertown where she worked at Star Laundry and in the lunchroom at Watertown Sr. High School. Elaine and Robert moved to Grand Forks, ND, in 1969. She started working for the food service department for the University of North Dakota (UND) in 1969. She worked there for nineteen years, thirteen of those years as the assistant manager. They returned to Watertown in 1988 where they had resided since. Robert passed away in 1996.
She was a member of First Baptist Church and Eastern Star for over 50 years. Elaine enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an avid reader, and loved knitting, embroidery, watching UND hockey, fishing at Minnesota’s ‘Lake of the Woods’ and doing her Bible studies.
Elaine is survived by one son, Robert (Alma) Slade, of Fort Worth, TX; one son-in-law, Bob Day, of Watertown, SD; five grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Marilyn Day; and three brothers, Roger, Donald and Merle Hartman.
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