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Obituaries from the week of Jan. 11, 2012

Inez Holland, 91

Inez (Struble) Holland, age 91, died at Huron Regional Hospital on January 2, 2012.

Inez Marion Yager was born on September 29, 1920 at Madison, SD to Ernest and Gertrude (Janssen) Yager. She married Vincent Struble at Madison in 1947. He died in 1991.  She married Gordon Holland in 1989 in Tracy, MN.  He preceded her in death in 2002.

She is survived by one son - Loren (Jan) Struble of Huron and one daughter - Sharon (Ron) Smithberg of Fargo, ND.  5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Madison with Rev Ryan Mutzenberger officiating.  Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Wentworth, SD.

She grew up in Wentworth graduating from Madison High School in 1937.  She received a teaching certificate from General Beadle State College and taught in rural schools until she completed her bachelors degree in 1963.  She went on to teach at Lincoln and Garfield elementary and Madison Junior High School. 

She moved to Tracy, MN in 1989 and lived there until moving back to Madison in 2002.  She moved to Huron in 2010.   She also spent the winters in Apache Junction, AZ from 1989-2007.   

She was member of SDEA and SD Retired Teachers.  She also enjoyed bowling, traveling and needle work.

The Weiland Funeral Chapel which was charge of the arrangements.

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Carol Madsen, 66


A 1964 Tracy High School graduate died Nov. 20, 2011, in Owatonna.

Carol Alice Madsen, 66, had been living in an assisted living facility in Owatonna.  She died after a battle with cancer.

She was born Dec. 19, 1945, the daughter of Arnold Peter Madsen and Esther Bertha Madsen of Tracy. She grew up attending classes at Tracy’s two old downtown schools: Tracy Elementary at Fifth and Rowland and Central High School at Third and Rowland. She was confirmed March 29, 1953, at Tracy Lutheran Church, and played the clarinet in the high school band.

Following high school graduate, she lived at home and assisted her parents.   After her parents’ death, she moved to Owatonna to help care for an uncle.  Her pastimes included gardening and reading.