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Obituaries from the week of December 1, 2004


Alice Laleman, 76

Alice Laleman, age 76, of Marshall, passed away at the Morningside Heights Health Care Center on Tuesday, November 30, 2004. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 2004 at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. Friday with a 4 p.m. Rosary Service and a 7 p.m. Scripture Prayer Service at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.

Fleet Stanton, 76

Fleet Stanton, 76, died Nov. 9, 2004 at Port Ludlow, Wash.
He was born August 27, 1928, to Henry Fleet and Kathryn (Tifft) Stanton in Huron, SD.
From 1950 to 1952 he was in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of sergeant and serving with the 147th Field Artillery Battalion in Fort Richardson, Alaska. He continued in the National Guard from 1952 to 1955.
On August 25, 1954, he married Laurena Tauscher in Huron.
Mr. Stanton earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from South Dakota School of Mines, graduating in 1957. He received achievement awards in geometronics and photogrammetry.
His work took him around the United States until 1960, when he settled in Utah. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service in 1983 and moved to Port Ludlow in 1999.
Actively involved with senior citizens groups, Stanton was a member of the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. He loved to read, enjoyed computers and loved music, playing several instruments. As a young man he played in a country band. He loved his family.
Surviving are his wife, Laurena, at their Port Ludlow home; daughter Debbie Turpin of Port Townsend, Wash.; grandson Ashley Kent; brothers Keith Stanton and his wife, Jeanne, of Tracy, Minn. and David Stanton of Pittsburgh, Pa; and sister Vivian Bristow of Santa Clarita, Calif.
His family conducted a private memorial service.