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Beverly YostBeverly Yost
Beverly “Bev” M. Yost, 85, Sisseton, SD, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at the Tekakwitha Living Center, Sisseton.
Memorial services were Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in New Effington, SD, with Rev. Tryphine Olson Schruba officiating. Music was provided by organist Debra Bredvik.
Burial was in the Valley View Cemetery, Browns Valley, MN. Honorary urn bearers were Bev’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church. The Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt, SD, was in charge of the arrangements.
Beverly Mae was born the only child of John and Hazel (Deyo) Oliver on July 25, 1929, in Folsom Township, MN. She attended all twelve years of school at the Browns Valley Public School. She also attended one year at Moorhead State College in Moorhead, MN.
Bev was united in marriage to Alvin Yost on June 10, 1949, at the Presbyterian Church in Browns Valley. Upon marriage they moved to the farm where “Grandma Bev,” as most people called her, continued to live until late 2013 when she moved into the Tekakwitha Living Center in Sisseton.
Bev taught school one year in Beardsley and two years at the nearby Hart #3 School, which Bev was instrumental in getting placed on the National Register of Historic Places. She was also employed as a teacher’s aide at the New Effington School for a few years in the ‘70s. Alvin passed away in 1971. For many years, Bev collected the local news for several area newspapers. This was a very satisfying job for her as it gave her the opportunity to phone friends and neighbors each week to gather the information.
Bev was an avid Minnesota Twins fan and enjoyed watching the Vikings. She enjoyed collecting the Twins’ bats and had quite a collection of dolls.
A special thanks to Dinah Konda for being a special friend to Bev for many years, especially the last few years she was able to stay in her home.
Survivors include three children, Colletta Heald of Atlanta, GA, Delwin (Sue) Yost of Mobridge, SD, and Edward (Melanie) Yost of Sisseton, SD; grandchildren, Michelle Jones, Jennifer (Richie) Mobley, Stacy (Joshua) Couture, Carissa (Rod) Axsom, Kristin Yost, and Lindsay Bartnick; great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Jacob Jones, Erin and Tyler Mobley, J.C. Couture, Andrew Sheldon, Riley Axsom, and Olivia and Jay Bartnick.
Bev was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin Yost; and son-in-law, Wayne Heald.

Vivian UglomVivian Uglum
Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Vivian Uglum, 88, of Wilmot, SD. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 25, 2014 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Wilmot with Rev. Caleb Schewe officiating. Visitation was held at the church on Sunday, August 24, 2014, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and continued one hour prior to the service on Monday. Casket bearers were David Hanson, Danny Hanson, Greg Schmitt, Kevin Jurgens, Jeff Jurgens, and Jerry Greiner. Burial was in the Sisseton Cemetery.
Vivian Dorothy (Hanson) Uglum was born on June 9, 1926, to Hans Peter and Pauline (Swenson) Hanson on a farm two miles west and two and a half miles south of New Effington, SD. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith at home and confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Church in 1940 in New Effington. She attended school at the Old Effington School in Hart Township. Vivian moved to New Effington where she attended high school for a short time and then worked for five years at the Rex Café, which was owned by “Ma” Markham. This is where she met her husband, Palmer Uglum, who was from Gays Mills, WI. He was the music teacher and principal at New Effington High School.
Vivian and Palmer were married in Wheaton, MN at Hope Lutheran Church on August 30, 1948. Palmer’s uncle, Reverend Walter Wang, officiated at this ceremony. Over the years the couple moved to Gregory, Hazel, Martin, Oldham, back to New Effington, and then settled in Corona, SD where Palmer taught school. Vivian and Palmer raised three daughters – Lavonne, Paulette, and Beth.
Vivian started working at the Foss Café in Wilmot in 1976. Palmer died in July of 1977, at which time Vivian moved to Wilmot, SD. She was employed at the Foss Café for over 26 years, working for Phil Tassler, Ken and Dollie Foss, Allen and Janet Foss, and Mike Green.
Vivian was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Corona and was a janitor at that church for eight years. She attended Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Wilmot.
Vivian is preceded in death by her husband, Palmer; brothers: Carl, Arthur, Phillip, and Sando; sisters: Hilma, Gladys, Helen, and Marion; twin daughters Jane and Jean; and her parents Hans and Pauline Hanson. She leaves her daughters: Lavonne Nehring, Paulette (Robert) Zlab, and Beth (Richard) Speak; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Mundwiler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements for Vivian Uglum. To leave online condolences please visit

David SummitDavid Summitt
David Matthew Summitt was born January 7, 1956, to Stanley and Ardys Summitt in Fairfield, CA, where they lived until David was five.
Ardys and the children moved to Roseau, MN, and lived there until Dave joined the United States Air Force in 1975. Dave was stationed in Guam and was an airway specialist. He was honorably flagdischarged from the service in 1979.
Following his military service, Dave then attended school to be an electrician at the Sisseton Wahpeton College. Upon completion of his schooling, Dave worked at Shultz Foods. From there he worked at Whetstone Propane, becoming the manager there.
Dave then met and later married Cindy Weinkauf in 1988. They resided in Sisseton, SD, with his stepdaughter Tabitha. Dave and Cindy moved to Safford, AZ, in 2007. Dave managed Griffin’s Propane for the past seven years.
David had many wonderful hobbies. He spent a lot of time fishing, in league and tournaments. That was his passion; he loved it. He also enjoyed riding his Harley. Many a days he would ride and he always said, “I feel the need for speed.” What a wonderful man he was. Dave will be sadly missed by all.
Dave entered into rest on August 9, 2014, following a long battle with cancer. He was 58.
Dave is survived by: his loving wife, Cindy; his stepdaughter, Tabitha Weinkauf of St. Paul, MN; his mother, Ardys Summitt of Sisseton, SD; his two sisters, Betty Richard of Sisseton, SD and Terry Summitt of Aberdeen, SD.
Dave was preceded in death by: his father, Stanley Summitt; sister, Juanita; and brother, Bill.
In Christ we stand upon a rock, on any other ground is sinking sand.
A celebration of Dave’s life was conducted Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at Vining Funeral Home’s “Chapel of the Valley.” Military honors were conferred by the Gila Valley Veterans’ Honor Guard.
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Arrangements were entrusted to Vining Funeral Home.

Ruby Barnick
Ruby Bartnick, 88, Claire City, SD, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton, ND.
Funeral services were Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Claire City.
Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Claire City.
Visitation was Sunday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Eggers Funeral Home in Rosholt, SD. Visitation continued Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

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