February 27, 2013
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COPYRIGHT: 1988 Faith Independent. All rights re-served. Nothing may bereprinted, photocopied, or inany way reproduced from this publication, in whole orpart, without the written consent of the publishers.Roy VanSickle, Jr., 89, of Newell, SD died Monday, Febru-ary 18, 2013 at his home. A memorial service will be heldSaturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00p.m. at the Newell Christian Fel-lowship church with Pastor SeanCarney officiating.Roy VanSickle, Jr. was born,July 22, 1923, at Edson, SD, nearFaith. He was the third child of Roy and Sadie (Joslin) VanSickle.His family consisted of fourbrothers, Lloyd, Jack, and twins,Kenneth and Calvin; and threesisters, Alice and twins, Arleneand Darlene.Roy grew up on a ranch raisingsheep and some cattle. Hismother passed away when he wasa young boy, so he and his sib-lings were hired hands as well ashousekeepers. He attended gradeschool in the old one room countryschools of days gone by. As wasdone by many families back then,Roy stayed home for a time be-tween his grade school and highschool years. He attended hisfreshman year of high school inHill City, but went on to graduatefrom Faith High School in 1944.In 1946, Millie Ellefson becamehis bride at a private ceremony inBroadus, MT. They "settled" in todo ranching in the Opal area untilthe spring of 1947 when theymoved to White Owl. They livedin different places in the area fora time while Millie taught school.They began their family in1951 with the birth of their firstchild. It was to become a "bunch"of 7 over the next 13 years, in-cluding, Jim in 1951, Bob in 1952,Dan in 1954, Kerry in 1957, Larryin 1959, Vicki in 1961, and Kristiin1964. The family lived nearCastle Rock for 15 years, workinga sheep ranch. Roy, Millie, andthose left at home moved toNewell in October of 1973 wherethey resided until the time of their deaths. Roy worked variousoccupations throughout his lifeincluding; custom haying, ranch-ing, farming, service station, andthe City of Newell. After many ac-tive years, Roy suffered a strokein November of 2000, whichslowed him down greatly.Who knew that a man of hum-ble means would have such a pro-ductive life, and have a legacy of 7 children, 21 grandchildren, and24 great-grandchildren?Roy is survived by his sevenchildren, sons, Jim VanSickle of Long Pine, NE, Bob VanSickle of Newell, Dan VanSickle of Spearfish, and Larry VanSickle of Sturgis; daughters, Kerry Cessnaof Altamont, IL, Vicki Wolff of Newell and Kris Stiles of HotSprings; one brother Jack VanSickel, two sisters Arlene andDarlene; 21 grandchildren and 24great-grandchildren.Roy was preceded in death byhis wife Millie, both parents,three brothers and one sister. A memorial has been estab-lished for the Newell High Schoolsports program.Condolences may be sent to thefamily at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Roy VanSickle, Jr.
Funeral services for VivanLyon, age 69, of Meadow, SDwere held on Saturday, February23, 2013 at the Calvary LutheranChurch in Lemmon, SD. Chap-lain David Peterson officiated.Following a time of fellowship,burial was in the Gallaway Ceme-tery at Meadow, SD. MilitaryHonors were provided by theBrattvet-Green American LegionPost #66.Serving as casketbearers werePaul Huffman, Paul Skjoldal,Gary Wilken, Jade Lyon, BernieDonner and Chuck Anderson. Allfamily and friends are consideredhonorary casketbearers.Special music was provided byMarilyn Willey, pianist. Vivan Watt Lyon was born toN.F. (Red) and Margaret (Tidball)Lyon on April 11, 1943 at Dupree,SD. He was raised on the familyranch in the Coal Springs Com-munity. He attended all 8 gradesin a nearby country school. Vivangraduated from Lemmon HighSchool with the class of 1961.On Jan 16, 1961 he joined the211th Engineering Co of LemmonSD and was honorably dischargedJan 15, 1965. He was called to ac-tive duty on Nov 15, 1961 to Aug7, 1962 during the Berlin Crisis.On June 20, 1964 Vivan andBarbara Welter were married atFaith, SD and started their mar-ried life on a ranch NW of Thun-der Butte working for his father.Three children were born to thisunion: Cary in 1965, Twyla in1967 and Tracy in 1968.On June 1, 1969 the familyleased and moved to the formerL.J. Seim ranch on the SouthGrand River, south of Lemmon.They later purchased the ranchwhere Vivan raised Hereford cat-tle and enjoyed many years of ranching.Health reasons forced the saleof the cows in March of 2012. OnMarch 23, 2012 he was diagnosedwith ALS at Mayo Clinic inRochester, MN. On July 30, 2012he entered Five Counties NursingHome where he fought a coura-geous battle with ALS and passedaway Feb 19, 2013.He served on the AndersonTownship board for many years,
the Grand River Grazing boardfor 12 years; a number of thoseyears as President and severed onvarious other boards in the com-munity. Vivan thoroughly en- joyed recording and reporting theweather for the National WeatherService. Vivan is survived by his wifeBarbara of Meadow, SD; son,Cary (Caren) Lyon of Dickinson,ND and grandchildren Mike,Katie, Emily and Zachary Lyon;daughter, Twyla (Wayne) Chap-man, Billings, MT and grandchil-dren Amanda (Martin) Villafranco, Frank Chapman and Amber Chapman; daughter,Tracy Landsem, Sioux Falls, SDand grandchildren Logan andDylan Landsem; great grand-daughter, Elizabeth Villafrancoand one great granddaughter dueMarch 2013; his mother, Mar-garet Lyon Reno; three brothers,Jim (Joan) Lyon, Norman (Sue)Lyon, Ralph (Shari) Lyon; two sis-ters, Lu Anne (Irving) Jordan andBarbara (Tony) Lorenz; twobrothers-in-law, Mike Schoen-felder and Dennis (Noma) Welter;and numerous nieces, nephews,cousins, aunts and uncles.He was preceded in death byhis father N.F. (Red) Lyon; sister,Laska Schoenfelder; father andmother-in-law, Gene and LilaWelter; maternal and paternalgrandparents; one nephew, CodyLyon; step-father, Russell Reno;and several aunts and uncles. Visitation will be from 1:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the familypresent from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. on Friday, February 22,2013 at the Evanson-Jensen Fu-neral Home in Lemmon.Condolences may be sentthrough our website atwww.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.Menu subject to change with-out notice.
Wed., Feb. 27:
Chicken Noo-dle Veg. Soup, Orange Juice, Ba-nana
Thur., Feb. 28:
Roast Pork,Scalloped Potatoes, California Vegetables, Cooked Apples
Fri., Mar. 1:
Lemon BakedFish, Oven Broiled Potatoes,Peas, Red Jello w/ Peaches
Mon., Mar. 4:
Pork Chopsw/Celery Sauce, Baked BrownRice, Broccoli, Cranberry Sauce,Fruit Cocktail
Tue., Mar. 5:
HungarianGoulash, Cooked Cabbage, Pears
Wed., Mar. 6:
French DipSandwich, Potato Salad, GrapeJuice, Vanilla Ice Cream
Thur., Mar. 7:
Turkey & Noo-dles, Spinach, Fruity Slaw, Pears
Fri., Mar. 8:
Cream of PotatoSoup, Egg Salad Sandwich, SlicedTomatoes, Jello w/Topping,Peaches