LETHCOE Opal Genevive[1]

Female 1917 - 1997  (79 years)


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  • Name LETHCOE Opal Genevive 
    Born 21 Oct 1917  Elk Point, Union, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    _UID 86E60D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000E0D4 
    Died 16 Mar 1997  Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • (OBIT: VERMILLION, S.D. - Opal G. Johnson, 79, of Vermillion died Sunday, March 16,
      1997, at the Dakota Care Center in Vermillion.

      Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Vermillion, with the Rev. Elmer "Sandy" Aakre officiating. Burial will be in Elk Point Cemetery at Elk Point, S.D. Visitation will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home of Vermillion.

      Mrs. Johnson was born Oct. 21, 1917, in Elk Point, the daughter of William and Christene (Bakken) Lethcoe. She attended Elk Point schools. She was employed with the USD Food Service for 13 years.

      She married Alvin "Swede" Johnson on Sept. 29, 1964, in Luverne, Minn.

      She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

      Survivors include her husband of Vermillion; a daughter and her husband, Deanna and Millard Thompson of Vermillion; a son and his wife, Richard and Jackie Brunick of Anaheim, Calif.; two brothers, Eugene of Rapid City, S.D., and Clifford of Welden, Calif.; a sister, Mary Kephart of Vermillion; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

      She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; and a sister.)
    Buried 18 Mar 1997  Elk Point, Union, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • (Elk Point Cemetery.)
    Person ID I36334  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2006 

    Father LETHCOE William Andrew,   b. 10 Mar 1877, , Washington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1940, Elk Point, Union, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother BAKKEN Christina,   b. 22 Jul 1882, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1969, Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1901  Dakota City, Dakota, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • (Not married in 1900)
    Family ID F14213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family JOHNSON Alvin "Swede",   b. 9 Nov 1913, Dalesburg, Clay, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1998, Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1964  Luverne, Rock, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    • (Alvin's obit says they were married 1963.)
    Children 
     1. JOHNSON Deanna "Sonny",   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. JOHNSON Richard,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F15761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Oct 1917 - Elk Point, Union, South Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Sep 1964 - Luverne, Rock, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 1997 - Vermillion, Clay, South Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Mar 1997 - Elk Point, Union, South Dakota Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1040] Correspondence-Postal-Lori (De Raad) Fuller., 4 May 2000.

    2. [S82] Death-obit.

    3. [S1006] Correspondence-Internet-Lori (De Raad) Fuller, 5 Jan 2001 12:01 pm.

    4. [S1043] Census-1900-SD-Union-Elk Point.
      Supv. Dist. No. 15; Sheet No. 338; Enum. Dist. No. 4; line Page No. 71

    5. [S1006] Correspondence-Internet-Lori (De Raad) Fuller, 4 Jul 2006 2:36 am.

    6. [S82] Death-obit, Obit of Opal Lethcoe.

    7. [S82] Death-obit, Plain Talk newspaper, Vermillion, SD 9 Oct 1998.