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BV Challenger obituaries: 10/23

October 25. 2013 9:44AM
Robert ‘Bob’ O. Swenson
Funeral services Robert “Bob” O. Swenson, Sr., 87, of Corson, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Beaver Valley Lutheran Church, rural Valley Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Swenson died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.
He is survived by five children, Jeff Swenson, Brandon, Bobby (Holly) Swenson Jr., Brandon, Charlene Swenson and her special friend, Paul Poncelet, Sioux Falls, Julie (Kevin) Hauger, Brandon, Mike (Peggy) Swenson, Corson; a son-in-law, Carl Hoskins, Deadwood; seven grandchildren, Danielle (John) Merrow, Travis Kapsch, Tobi Thompson and her friend, Rob Waterbury, Jesse (Heather) VanderMaten, Nicole (Jeremy) Haug, Chelsea Nelson and her fiancé, Ed Beal, Luke Swenson; nine great-grandchildren, Destiny, Haley, Austin, Trevor, Jazlyn, Dylan, Taylor, Mason, Sally Jo; many nieces and nephews; his best friend and loyal canine companion, Bailey; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Alphie, on March 25, 2013; two daughters, Sally Nelson and Donna Hoskins; a son-in-law, Jeff Nelson; his parents, Emil and Olena Swenson; five brothers, Delmer, Elert, Orville, Oliver and Clair Swenson; and four sisters, Pearl Tanner, Mavis Cassel and infants Blanche and Pearl.
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Vivian Wubben, 93
Funeral services for Vivian Wubben, 93, of Sioux Falls, were held Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem.
Mrs. Wubben died on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at Bethany Home in Sioux Falls.
Vivian is survived by her children, Marge (Denny) Thury, Parker, Colo., Harley R. (Conie) Wubben, Salem, and Jon Y. (Peggy) Wubben, Spencer; five grandchildren, Liza (Aaron) Heidelberger, Sioux Falls, Justin (Stephanie) Wubben, Sioux Falls, Kelly (Eric) Nelson, Brandon, Jennifer (Tate) Wubben, Spearfish, and Stacey Wubben, Vermillion; four great-grandchildren, Cole and Kayla Heidelberger, Aiden Wubben, and Hallie Hayford; sister, Ruth (Dale) Swenson, Phoenix, Ariz.; four nieces and three nephews.
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