ROSEN STRATTON, EDITH VERENE - Minnehaha County, South Dakota | EDITH VERENE ROSEN STRATTON - South Dakota Gravestone Photos


Dell Rapids Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Funeral services will be Wed., Oct. 24, for Melvin Stratton, 90, Lincoln, Neb., former Madison resident, who died on Oct. 20, 2007, at Lancaster Nursing Home in Lincoln. The Rev. Bruce Iverson will officiate in the Weiland Funeral Chapel at Madison, and burial will be in Dell Rapids Cemetery at Dell Rapids.

Stratton was born on Dec. 29, 1916, at Humboldt to Sheldon and Estella (Beebe) Stratton. He grew up near Humboldt, where he attended Pumkpkin Center grade school. The family moved to the Madison area, where he finished country school.

He married Verene Rosen on Feb. 23, 1948, near Salem. They farmed near Lake Madison for 26 years, raising sheep and cattle. In 1974, they moved to Madison and he worked as a custodian at Washington Elementary School for 10 years. His wife died in January 2006.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol (Jerry) Gaspar of Colton, Charlotte (Lynn) Brown of Sioux Falls, and Linete (Larry) Van Hunnik of Lincoln, Neb.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sisters, and six brothers.

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Madison Daily Leader 10/22/2007

Edith "Verene" Stratton, age 80, died at Lancaster Manor in Lincoln, NE.

She was born near Montrose, SD on July 22, 1925 to Gustav and Gerda (Gustafson) Rosen. She attended country school near Montrose before moving to Madison at age 14.

She married Melvin Stratton on February 23, 1948 at Center Lutheran Church rural Salem. They farmed near Lake Madison. In 1974 they moved to Madison where she worked in the dietary department at the Madison Community Hospital until she retired in 1987.

She is survived by her husband - Melvin of Madison. Three daughters - Carol (Jerry) Gaspar of Colton, SD Charlotte (Lynn) Brown of Sioux Falls and Linette (Larry) Van Hunnick of Lincon, NE. Seven grandchildren and two great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev Bruce Iverson officiating. Burial will be in Dell Rapids Cemetery in Dell Rapids, SD.

There will be a prayer service at 7:30 pm on Friday at the Weiland Funeral Chapel which is in charge of the arrangements.

Contributed on 5/6/09 by dellsfig68
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Submitted: 5/6/09 • Approved: 5/6/09 • Last Updated: 8/14/15 • R9409-G9407-S3

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