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Obituaries from the week of June 11, 2003

Evelyn Nash, 81

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 7 for Evelyn P. Nash at the Little White Church in Hill City, SD with Rev. Dwayne Snell officiating. Burial was in th Hill City Cemetery. A memorial has been established for Youth Mission at the Little White Church.

Evelyn was born August 29, 1921 at Amiret, MN, the daughter of Earl and Harmina Arfmann. She graduated from Marshall High School and then worked as a nurse at the Tracy Hospital.

On October 2, 1942 she married Malcom Nash at Amiret, MN. They moved with their family to the Black Hills in 1951. Evelyn was an active mother of 5 children, a wife, 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Little White Church Choir. She was a life and business partner with Malcolm and in 1963, together they build a home and did the majority of the work themselves. After Malcolm's death in 1980 she operated a Bed and Breakfast in their home.

She was an active member of the Little White Church in Hill City for over 51 years. She was an active member of the Hill City Senior Citizens Center and started the Senior Citizens transportation with her own van then wrote the grant for the center to acquire their own van. Evelyn volunteered extensively with Hospice of the Hills and Crisis Pregnancy Center and was a member of the Hill City Fife and Drum Corps for a number of years. She celebrated her 70th birthday with her first hot air balloon ride and her last Harley ride at the age of 81.

Evelyn died on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in Sturgis, SD.

Surviving are three daughters, Pat VanBramer and her husband, Ed, Aurora, CO, Ellen Jenter and her husband, George, Sturgis, and Robin Ahrlin and her husband, Lee, Rapid City; two sons, John Nash and his wife, Connie, Hot Springs and Scott Nash and his wife, Peggy, Rapid City; one brother, Irvin “Bud” Arfmann, Springfield, MN; two sisters, Betty Norwood and Vera Jueneman, both of Marshall, MN; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1980; one grandson, Chris Ahrlin; two brothers, one sister and her parents.

Lillian Schuler, 92

Mrs. Lillian G. Schuler, age 92, passed away at the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy on Sunday, June 8, 2003. Mass Of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2003 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Tracy. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Rosary Service and a 7 p.m. Scripture Prayer service at the Hamilton-Birk Funeral Home.

Lillian Grace Schuler was born to Edward and Emma (Nottelmann) Wendorff on April 8, 1911 in Bancroft, NE. In 1913 she and her family moved to the Arco area.

On November 25, 1930, Lillian was united in marriage to Elmer Schuler in Bancroft, NE. They lived on different farms in the Arco, Tyler and Lynd communities. They retired from farming in 1944 and moved into Garvin where Lillian was a cook at the school. On June 16, 1971, Elmer passed away.

Lillian continued living in Garvin and did house cleaning for several people. She then moved to the Lyon County Retirement Center where she live for two years. She entered the Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy in September of 1993.

She had reached the age of 92 years and 2 months.

She is survived by two daughters, Gini (Virginia) Swift of Marshall, and Dee (Delores, Mrs. Kenneth “Bud”) Bump of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchilden; two great-great grandchildren; a brother, Leonard Wendorff of Fulda; a sister, Elaine Kronke of Marshall; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; three brothers, Wilfred, Lloyd and Gordon; two sisters, Marie in infancy and Fern Julien; and a son-in-law, Cecil Swift.