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Obituaries from the week of November 26, 2003

Lawrence J. "Larry" Steinberg, 81

Lawrence J. Steinberg was born on December 22, 1921 in Brookings, SD the son of Andrew and Florence (Hanson) Steinberg. He died on Sunday, November 23, 2003 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 81 years.

Larry received his education in the Brookings schools. After receiving his education he was employed at the Dudley Hotel, Montgomery Ward and farmed for several years. He was united in marriage to Corella A. Gulbranson on February 1, 1941 in Sibley, IA. From 1944 until 1946, he served in the United States Army. Larry was then employed at several International Machinery dealers in the Minnesota and South Dakota area. From 1980 until 1983, he worked at SDSU in the maintenance dept.

He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, the Elks, the American Legion, and a life member of the VFW. He enjoyed fishing and traveling.

Larry is survived by his wife Corella of Brookings; two daughters Connie Jensen (Wendell) of Brookings, Lana Johnson of Rochester, MN; one son Larry J. Steinberg of Trimont, MN; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one sister Esther Voss (Art) of Brookings, SD; half brothers and sisters, James Steinberg, Katheryn Hughes, Darrel Steinberg and Carrel hughes; a sister-in-law Rowena Steinberg of Cherokee, IA; a special niece Delight Brandt of Denver, IA and many other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Eleanore and Kathryn and one brother Arthur and two half brothers, Robert and Andrew.

Funeral Services will be at 1:30 P.M., Friday, November 28, 2003 at First Lutheran Church, Brookings, SD. Rev. Pam Fitzgerald will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 27 from 4-7 p.m. at Rude's Funeral Home in Brookings with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m.

Interment will be at First Lutheran Cemetery, Brookings, SD.

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Helene Steffen, 85

Funeral services are schedule Saturday, November 29, 2003 for Helene Steffen, 85 of St. Paul, formerly of Lamberton, MN, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Lamberton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home in Walnut Grove. Visitation continues on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. (one hour prior to the service at the church in Lamberton).

Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

The Walnut Grove Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ray Dierks, 83

Ray Dierks, of Slayton, died Monday, November 24, 2003, at Slayton Manor Care Center.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Totzke Funeral Home, Slayton, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Slayton.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Slayton. Burial will be in Slayton Memorial Gardens