Funeral Announcements

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Agnes Ness

August 26, 1904 - July 9, 2004

Funeral Services for Agnes C. Ness, age 99, of Elk Point, South Dakota, formerly of Sioux Rapids, were held Tuesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Sioux Rapids with Reverend John Cain officiating. Burial was in the Aryshire Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids.

She died on Friday, July 9, at the Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point, South Dakota.

Agnes Catherine Carrigan Ness, daughter of Edward and Litta Bernice Thompson Carrigton, was born August 26, 1904 in Curlew. Her parents moved to Aryshire in 1908 where they owned a restaurant and later a hotel. Agnes graduated from the Silver Lake Consolidated High School class of 1924.

Agnes married Tennis D. Ness and lived in Sioux Rapids where their son, Andrew Michael Ness, grew up. In 1987, Agnes moved to Jefferson, SD, where she lived with her son, daughter-in-law Mary and grandson. In 1999, she moved to the Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point, South Dakota.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Tennis Ness; and her half sisters, Hazel Buchacker, Loomis Johnson, Gladys Buchacker Froh; and sister, Irene Carrigan Daily.

She is survived by her son Andrew and his wife, Mary; granddaughter, Angela Ness Martin; and grandson, John Ness.

Lyle Sandine

August 7, 1927 - July 10, 2004

Services for Lyle Raymond Sandine, age 76 of Alta, were held Wednesday, July 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta with Pastor Ted Eilders officiating. Burial was at the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta with military rites, VFW Post #6172.

Lyle passed away on July 10 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City following a lengthy illness.

Lyle was born on August 7, 1927, in Alta, to Emil and Hilma (Pettersson) Sandine. He was the youngest of four sons. He graduated from the Alta High School in 1945. He also served in the U.S. Navy.

In 1950, he was united in marriage to Joyce Benna. This union was blessed with two daughters, Liza and Julie.

Lyle worked at the Kingan and Hygrade Meat Packing plants until Hygrade closed in 1981. After that, he was a rural mail carrier until his full retirement.

Lyle was a kind and gentle man. He had many interests, including bird watching, genealogy, gardening, reading, golf, and traveling. He enjoyed them all. He had a special love and pride for his children and his grandchildren. He suffered a debilitating stroke in 1998 and life became considerably restricted. However, he bore his misfortune with great dignity, even as his condition worsened.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Elmer, Everette, and Leonard Sandine.

Lyle leaves to mourn, his wife, Joyce of Alta; two daughters, Liza Emanus and her husband Ed of Memphis and Julie Sandine and her husband Michael Zanolli of Nashville; three grandsons, Erik, Elliot, and Ethan Emanus of Memphis; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Handicap Accessibility Trust Fund at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta.

Allan Tripp

May 26, 1945 - July 9, 2004

Funeral services for Allan "Al" R. Tripp, age 59, of Spencer and formerly of Sioux Rapids, were held on Tuesday, July 13, at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Sioux Rapids with the Reverend James Marshall officiating. Burial followed in Lone Tree Cemetery at Sioux Rapids under the direction of the Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids.

He died on Friday, July 9 at his home in Spencer.

Allan Roger Tripp was born on May 26, 1945 at Fort Dodge to Alvie Tripp and Irene Pierce. He spent his childhood in his parents' home in Webb. He attended grade school through 4th grade in Emmetsburg and then attended and graduated from the Webb School. He continued his education and attained his ASE Certified Mechanic's Degree. On May 16, 1969, Al was united in marriage to Sandra Kay Eaton at Spencer. This union was blessed with five children: Roger, Larry, Dianna, Holly and Alisha.

Al was confirmed in 1960 in Webb and was a member of the Sioux Rapids Baptist Church.

Entering the Army on January 31, 1966, Al served in Germany during the Vietnam War achieving the rank of E-4. He received several awards before his discharge on October 31, 1968.

Al was the owner/operator of Al's Auto Repair in Sioux Rapids where he was a mechanic.

He enjoyed racing, hunting, playing pool, following NASCAR, and repairing cars. He loved his family and especially treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Sandra Kay Tripp of Spencer; his mother, Irene Pierce of Emmetsburg; his son, Roger Lee Tripp and his wife Penny of Marathon; his daughters: Dianna Potts, Holly Morfitt and her husband Bob, and Alisha Tripp, all of Spencer; grandsons, Dalton and Devin Tripp, Daniel and Darton Potts, Robert Morfitt; granddaughters, Demi and Darma Tripp, Cassidy Tripp (Morfitt) and Kayla Morfitt; brothers, Albert Tripp of Clarion, Arnold Tripp and his wife Jean of Albert Lea, Minnesota, and Dale Tripp and Bert McEwin of Everly; sisters, Ilene Birchard and her husband Darrell of Dayton, Ohio, and Arlene Webster of Bode; as well as other extended family members and many friends.

Preceding Al in death are his father, Alvie Tripp; son, Larry Allan Tripp; brother, Alvin Tripp; niece, Jennifer Webster; and step-father, Leonard Pierce.

Tyler Wolf

May 5, 1986 - July 12, 2004

Funeral services for Tyler Aaron Wolf, age 18, will be held Friday, July 16, 10:30 a.m., at Robert Blue Middle School Auditorium in Eagle Grove with Reverend Stan Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home, Eagle Grove.

Tyler passed away at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, on Monday, July 12, due to injuries received in an automobile accident.

Tyler, the son of Mark and Cindy (Guerin) Wolf, was born May 5, 1986, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His family then moved to Eagle Grove.

Tyler attended Eagle Grove schools, graduating from Eagle Grove High School, "Class of 2004".

He was a member of Samuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove.

Tyler worked at J&J Sports and had just started with Lund Construction Company. He enjoyed computers, music, spending time with his friends ,and had a love for animals.

Tyler was an Honor Roll student and had received various awards for academic achievement and sports.

Preceding him in death is his grandfather, Duane Guerin.

Tyler is survived by his parents, Mark and Cindy Wolf of Eagle Grove; brother, Kyle Wolf of Eagle Grove; grandparents, Don and Ethel Wolf of Sac City and Lorna Guerin of Ft. Dodge; several aunts, uncles and cousins and many friends.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.