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Obituaries, Sept. 20, 2006

LILA ANN ROSE STEUCK, 60, of Beaver Creek, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D. Born Sept. 12, 1946, in Winner, S.D., she was the daughter of Gene and Dorothy Barcus. She married Virgil Long. She later marrie...

LILA ANN ROSE STEUCK, 60, of Beaver Creek, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Born Sept. 12, 1946, in Winner, S.D., she was the daughter of Gene and Dorothy Barcus. She married Virgil Long. She later married Norman Steuck on July 14, 1979, in Pipestone.

She moved with her family as a youth to Norfolk, Neb., where she received her education and graduated from Norfolk High School. After her first marriage, they lived in Norfolk and Lincoln, Neb. In 1978, she moved to Sioux Falls. After her second marriage, they lived in various communities around the area as well as in California for 10 years. They moved back to the Sioux Falls area in 1993, and to Beaver Creek in 2002.

Surviving are her husband; three children, Scott (Rosa) Long, San Jose, Calif., Michelle (Richard) Arpin, Belpre, Ohio, and Jennifer (Del) Johnke, Lennox, S.D.; three stepchildren, Sandy (John) Wodzinski, Sioux Falls, Norm (Julie) Steuck, Hartford, S.D., and Mike Steuck, Sioux Falls; her parents, Creston, Neb.; three brothers, Eugene Barcus Jr., Rapid City, S.D., Monte (Angee) Barcus, Lawrence, Kan., and Bruce Barcus, Fairbanks, Alaska; one sister, Betty Labenz, Humphrey, Neb.; 17 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

The service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Miller West Funeral Chapel, Sioux Falls.

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HELEN POTTER, 91, of Windom, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Sogge Good Samaritan Center, Windom.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom.

The service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at LaCanne Family Funeral Home, Windom, with the Rev. Stephen Norby officiating. Burial will be in Jeffers Cemetery.

LUCILLE E. LIESKE, 92, of Fond du Lac, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006.

Born Oct. 27, 1913, in Watertown Township, Carver County, she was the daughter of Frank and Amanda Krause Luetke. She married Martin William Lieske on June 26, 1940. He died July 26, 2005.

She worked as a teacher for a few years, but was a homemaker for the majority of her married life. They lived in Worthington while her husband served as pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington from 1949 to 1966. He was then president of the Minnesota and Minnesota South districts of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and they lived in Edina from 1966 to 2003. They moved to The Colony, Eden Prairie, in 2003. She had recently been a resident of the St. Francis Home, Fond du Lac.

Surviving are four children, Joel (Karen) Lieske, Bay Village, Ohio, Mark (Delores) Lieske, Kenmore, Wash., David (Vivian) Lieske, Fond du Lac, and Mary (Richard) Heath, Houston, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Bloomington.

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The service will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Christopher Dodge officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Waconia.

Memorials are requested to the Rev. Dr. Martin W. and Lucille E. Lieske Scholarship Endowment Fund at Concordia University, 275 Syndicate St. N., St. Paul 55104; or Life Group Ministry at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 9201 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington 55437.

Mach Funeral Chapel, Fond du Lac, is in charge of the arrangements.

ELSIE MAE HEEREN, 87, formerly of Little Rock, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at the Sibley, Iowa, Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born Nov. 16, 1918, in Little Rock, she was the daughter of Siefke and Helen Fisher Bergman. She married Harry K. Heeren on Nov. 14, 1942. He died in 1970.

She lived in Lyon County all her life. After marriage, they farmed in the Little Rock area for a short time before moving into Little Rock. She did laundering out of her home for other people for several years. After her husband's death, she worked at the Little Rock Community School in the lunchroom for 15 years. She entered Bee Hive Assisted Living, Sheldon, Iowa, in 2001. She moved to Sibley Nursing and Rehab Center in March 2005.

Surviving are three daughters, Virginia (Harlan) Klaassen, Little Rock, Valera (Larry) Frohwein, Sheldon, and Susan (Gary) Wieseler, St. Helena, Neb.; two brothers, Cecil (Clarice) Bergman, George, Iowa, and John (Margaret) Bergman, Little Rock; one sister, Kathryn (Don) Saville, Sheldon; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

The service will be 1:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, with the Rev. Scott Burdsall officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Little Rock.

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Walton-Roste Funeral Home, Sibley, is in charge of arrangements.

CLIFFORD LAVERNE "DOC" HARTMAN, 79, of Worthington, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, at the Worthington Regional Hospital.

Born Sept. 7, 1927, in Worthington, he was the son of Clifford and Hazel Lukehart Hartman. He married Fay Doeden April 4, 1950.

He grew up and attended Worthington High School, graduating in 1945. He entered the U.S. Navy and served as an HM Third Hospital Corpsman from 1945 to 1948, serving one year in China aboard the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Repose, AH 16. He graduated from Worthington Junior college in 1950. After marriage, the couple lived in Worthington, where he sold insurance for the Prudential Insurance Company, sold mobile homes in Storm Lake, Iowa, for one year, worked at Silverbergs for 15 years and as the Nobles County Veterans Service Officer and Civil Defense Director for 24 years, retiring in 1991. He drove school bus for 25 years for Young and Hay and Ted Kempema. He was a member of the Nobles County Historical Society for 17 years and served as president in 1976 and treasurer for 14 years. He was a life member of the American Legion, serving as the Post Service Officer and Athletic Manager for 32 years. He was Legionnaire of the Year in 1988/1989. He was a life member of the VFW and Post Service Officer, and a member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Worthington Christian Church. He served on the Nobles County 911 Advisory Committee for 22 years. He served in the Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary of USAF, retiring after 17 years as a major. He was a former Nobles Chordsmen and helped at the TAC Rummage Sale for many years.

Surviving are his wife; seven children, Douglas (Pam) Hartman, Princeton, Scott Hartman, St. Paul, Cheryl Coronel, Hephzibah, Ga., Diane (Jeff) Meinders, Worthington, Patricia (Ken) Henkels, Worthington, Michael (Lisa) Hartman, Newberg, Ore., and Lisa (Scott) Dodge, Larchwood, Iowa; three sisters, Betty Lou Roos, Woodbury, Charlene Benjamin, Kenallville, Ind., and Carole (LeRoy) Hoefker, Worthington; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The service will be 11 a.m. today at the Worthington Christian Church, with Dan Beerman officiating. Burial with military honors will precede the service in the Worthington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials.

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