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The Canistota Clipper Thursday, August 7, 2014 page 8 Albert Stensaas Albert Richard Stensaas was born August 19, 1923, on the family homestead near Red Elm, Ziebach County, South Dakota, the oldest of the nine children of Arne Julius Stensaas and Amy Eve- lyn (Ross) Stensaas. He passed at the Dougherty Hos- pice House in Sioux Falls, SD from pneumonia after surgery complications on July 30, 2014, at the age of 90 years and 11 months. He began his early educa- tion at Lewis School, Red Elm, SD where his teachers were his relatives. In 1931, the family moved to Vermil- lion, SD area. He attended small country schools and the Oakdale one-room country school near Volin, SD where all eight of his siblings at- tended at one time or another. He also attended Volin High school and then started farm- ing to help support his family. Albert was always reading books and learning his whole life. He always told many sto- ries of the births and key events of his family members, and was always looked up to by his family. In the fall of 1941, Albert and his uncle, Ed Stensaas, went to Portland, OR and he worked in a plywood mill. Albert enlisted into the US Navy in April 1944, and served until World War II was over. His training began at a large naval base in Far- ragut, Idaho, and he spent a major portion of his time aboard ammunition ships in the South Pacific. He left the service as a Gunners Mate, Third Class and returned to the family farm near Volin. He faithfully supported the American Legion Post 62 in Humboldt and the VFW his whole life. After the war, he drove truck, worked at Mor- rell's and farmed. Albert farmed with Chester Stuen near Volin, SD, and later with his brother, Gerald by Montrose, SD. In 1949, he farmed west of his folks place near Humboldt, SD. In 1950, Albert married Marlynn (Molly) Liesinger at West Wall Lake Zion Lutheran Church near Hart- ford, SD, where they have been devout members for over 64 years. Albert served on the church board, many committees, and participated in numerous parish activities. They farmed near Hurley for a year and then moved onto their farm residence south- west of Humboldt where they lived for 63 years. During their 64 years of marriage, they traveled to visit many relatives around the Midwest and Western US. They trav- eled to Hawaii on their 50 anniversary where Albert en- joyed seeing the USS Arizona Memorial. They hosted many events on the farm and loved to go to wedding dances. They moved to an apartment in Sioux Falls in August 2013. Albert loved his family and the many family gather- ings including eating many deserts and playing bean bags. He especially loved his grandkids, Chad Nicholas, Samantha Lee, Richard Allen, and Angela Joyce. Al- bert always enjoyed people, gave them a big smile, and loved to talk to them. He would engage in a conversa- tion with anyone anywhere just to learn more about them. He always had a special abil- ity to remember their names and many of their children's names as well. He truly ap- preciated the people of the community around his farm and frequently participated local events; such as, the Humboldt Threshing Bee which he helped with since the beginning over 24 years ago. Dad planted and picked corn with horses, shocked and bundled and ran threshing machines, and over his life time, he saw numerous changes in farming technol- ogy. He was still very good at picking corn by hand, and he won the hand corn picking contest at various events. Albert loved to drive around looking at crops and the countryside. He loved to attended farm sales and farm events, and talked with all the other farmers. He enjoyed meeting the guys for coffee in Humboldt and Canistota al- most every day after he re- tired from farming. Survivors include wife, Molly; son, Greg and Tammy Stensaas of Sioux Falls; daughter, Marlene and Gari Gratzfeld of Vermillion, SD; and son, Jeff and Laela Sten- saas of Canistota, SD; brother, Harlan and Vianne of Okmulgee, OK; sister, Marie Stuen of Sturgis, SD; sister-in-Law, Malinee Sten- saas from Seattle, WA; four grandchildren, Chad, Saman- tha, Richard Stensaas from Sioux Falls, SD and Angela Stensaas from Scottsdale, AZ; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many relatives from the Liesinger and Ross families that are very close to him. He is preceded in death by his parents and six sib- lings, Gerald, Howard, Wes- ley, Amy Liesinger, Helen McBride, and Elsie Black- well. He was proceeded in death by an infant son, Richard Arne Stensaas; sister- in-law Darlene Stensaas; brothers-in-law, Chester Stuen, Larry Blackwell, and Russell Liesinger; nephews Ronald Stuen, Robert Kenoyer and Joe Jackson; and a niece Vicki McBride. There were also significant relatives from Liesinger and Ross fam- ilies that have passed before him. Funeral service were held at 2:00pm Monday, August 4 at the West Wall Lake Zion Lutheran Church, 26313 462nd Ave., Hartford SD with a burial service follow- ing at the same location. There was a prayer service at 2:00 pm followed by visita- tion with the family present from 2:00 - 4:00pm Sunday August 3 at the Miller West Funeral Home, 6200 W. 41 st St., Sioux Falls, SD. Cards, letters, or memorials can be sent to Molly Stensaas, 4001 S. Marion Road, Apt. 20, Sioux Falls, SD 57106. ~i!i;~i~ii~i~i~il;!!iiii)~iiiii~ii~iiii~i~iiil ~i~i~ii~i~i~!~i!~ili~i!i!!i!!ii!~!i!i!ii!!~iiii!iiii~i!iii~i~iiiii~i~ iii Donna McCorkell Donna Jean McCorkell passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 78 years. Funeral services will begin at 1 pm on Satur- day, August 9, 2014 at the United Church of Canistota. Visitation will begin at 12 pm on Friday at Kinzley Fmaeral Home with family pre, sent from 5 - 7 pm. Donna McCorkell was born May 10, 1936 in Es- mond, South Dakota to Elbert and Elsie (Davis) Dunn. She was a business manager at Canistota High School in Canistota, South Dakota. She was a member of the United Church of Canistota and the Red Hat Society. She en- joyed reading and working crossword puzzles. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Darlene Donelan and twin sister De- lores Fischer. Donna is survived by her Children, Natalie Leonard and husband Mark of Riverside, California, Tim McCorkell and wife Chelle of Wagoner, Oklahoma and Troy Mc- Corkell and wife Nancy of Rosemount, Minnesota; spe- cial niece, Tracy Fischer; grandchildren, Bailey Mc- Corkell, Jordan McCorkell, Carlye McCorkell, Tymani McCorkell, Skye McCorkell, Matthew Leonard and Cole McCorkell; one great grand- daughter, Kaysen McCorkell; siblings, Bonnie Hay of Can- istota, South Dakota, Clarence "Stub" Dunn and wife Jan of Hartford, South Dakota and Evie Pletan of Canistota, South Dakota and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. House & Personal Property Two Bedroom Bungalow---Canistota, So. Dak. We will sell the following Real and Personal Property located at 500 West Willow in Canistota, South Dakota. Situated in the Northwest Comer of town along Co. Rd 261st. St. Thursday, ept. 4th. -4:30 P.M. House Sells First---Followed by Personal Property at 5:00 Real Estate: ( The West Half of Lot 5 of Schlomer's Addition to Can- istota ) This is a really neat Droperty located on the North edge of Can- istota with great shade trees~ oversized 24X24 detached double garage and a beautiful 66X330' lot with several smaller storage sheds and al- most large enough to call it an acreage. The property consists of a very well kept, 912 sq. ft. two bedroom home with attached wood deck and many recent updates and newer shingles, furnace and kitchen counter tops. Taxes are approx. $780.00. Terms & Conditions: A nonre- fundable $5,000.00 down payment is due sale day with the balance due in full at closing on or before,~ Sept. 24th. Title insurance and title com- pany closing fee split equally, taxes pro-rated to possession, propane in tank charged separately, sold as is and subject to owner confirmation with no guarantees other than clear and marketable title. Viewings and ~--Call Hansen Lazld & Auction anytime at 605-425-2608 or Marshall at 605-360-7922. View online at www'HansenAuctin'cm" Personal Property---Sells at 5:00 P.M. Household & Appliances: Maytag washer & dryer, Amana elect. Stove, Frigidaire refrig/freezer, kitchen table & chairs, 2-Sanyo televi- sions, Newer 5 piece bedroom set--bed has never been slept in, single bed set, bedding, vacuum, chairs, couches, lamps, dressers, glider rocker, pots, pans, dishes, microwave, sewing machines and much morel! John Deere Mower and Lawn & Garden & Tools: JD- L-111 auto- matic hydro with 42" deck u~ed very little, power mowers, hundreds of hand and power tools and wrenches, shovels & rakes, ladders, portable air tank, blower, tool boxes, lawn and patio furniture, fishing equip- ment, tackle boxes and lures, large coolers, metal storage cabinets, steel fence posts, wheelbarrow, duck and goose decoys and much more!! Wood dressers, crocks, tools, fishing equipment, bushel bas- kets and much more !! Helen & Estate of Robert Budd Bob Hansen Forrest Miller Marshall Hansen www.HansenAuction.corn Hansen Land & Auction Co. "Specialists in Real Estate Auctions" 605-425-2608 - 605-360-2608