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May 13. 2014 10:40AM
Cletus Jackels, 86
Funeral services for Cletus Jackels, 86, of Sioux Falls, were held Friday, May 9, 2014, at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. Burial of the urn was done the following day at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery in Storden, Minn.
Mr. Jackels died Monday, May 5, 2014 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Cletus Alverne Jackels was born to Chester and Alice (Kuehl) Jackels on Jan. 27, 1928 in Westbrook Township, Minn. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Storden High School in 1946. Following graduation he helped construct and maintain the golf course in Windom, Minn.
Cletus entered the U.S. Army and served stateside as a combat engineer. He was united in marriage with Mary Lou Torres on April 26, 1952 at Camp McCoy, Wis. Following his honorable discharge, the couple made their home in Windom, where Cletus worked as a mechanic. They then returned to the family farm for a short time before moving to Blue Earth, Minn. They owned and operated a service station and restaurant in Blue Earth for several years. Cletus also sold water conditioning equipment and supplies there. They later moved to Dunnell, Minn., where Cletus began his career as a plumber. In 1986, they moved to Sioux Falls, where Cletus worked as handyman up to the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; four children, Julie (Guy) Faber, Brandon, Jeffery (Linda) Jackels, Sioux Falls, Aimee (Michael) Kizziar, Folsom, Calif., David (Patty) Jackels, Sioux Falls, SD; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Duane (Carol) Jackels, Winona, Minn/, and LaVerne (Marlene) Jackels, Storden; a sister, LeAnn (Art) Steere, Art, Windom; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Cletus was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Jackels; and his parents.
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Bohn L. Peterson, 64
Mass of Christian Burial was held for Bohn Lawrence Peterson, 64, of Estelline, on Friday, May 9, 2014, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Estelline.
Mr. Peterson died Monday, May 5, 2014, at his home
Bohn Lawrence Peterson was born Feb. 19, 1950 in Brookings to Merle and Bernadette (Bernie Gratz) Peterson. He grew up on a farm near Estelline and graduated from Estelline High School in 1968. Bohn attended South Dakota State University for three years, and returned to the family farm. He worked several years for Bowes Construction and worked for the Estelline Community Oil from 1999 until the time of his death.
He was united in marriage to Barbara Stahl on June 29, 1978 and to this union three children were born. Bohn married Karola (Schwartz) Bortnem on Oct. 27, 1994.
Bohn was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and past president of the Estelline Alumni Association. The church and his family were very important to Bohn. He also loved to hunt, fish, garden and play cards, and was a loyal Minnesota Viking and Twins fan.
He is survived by his wife, Karola, of Estelline; children, Daniel of Sioux Falls, Amy and her two children, Amari and Amir of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sarah of Fountain, Colo.; two step-sons, Erik Bortnem of Coweta, Okla., and Michael (Carrie) Bortnem and daughter Peyton of Estelline; step-daughter, Jessica (Matt) Thielen and son Camden of Estelline; three sisters, Bonnie Fjerestad of Brandon, Barbara (Keith) Bullock of Mesa, Ariz., and Becky (Dennis) Freeman of Green River, Wyo.; father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Donna Jean Schwartz of Estelline; brothers-in-law, Richard (Darla), Ronald (Debbie), Roger (Pam), Russell and Rex (Trish) Schwartz; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Kenneth) Schaeffer; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Bohn was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Robert, one sister Elizabeth Flowers, and a brother-in-law, Jim Fjerestad.
In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials directed to the American Cancer Society or the Knights of Columbus.
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