2010 Reunion

6/30/14

Video About Sarasota Sister Cities

Video About Sister Cities



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Sarasota Sister Cities was chosen as a finalist by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce as the cultural small business of the year.

6/27/14

Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Smith, 80 of Vivian, died Friday, June 20 at Avera Maryhouse Hospice Suite. A prayer service will be held at 7:00pm, Tuesday, June 24 at the Vivian Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday, June 25 at the Vivian Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Vivian Cemetery.
Born on December 13, 1933, to John F. and Pearl (Harlan) Hullinger, Carolyn lived her childhood years on the family farm south of Vivian and attended Vivian Public Schools until her high school graduation in 1951.
Post high school, Carolyn studied at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, and at a vocational school in Omaha, NE. She then taught at the Swinson School in rural Lyman County and worked in the South Dakota Department of Health in Pierre, SD.
On February 4, 1954, she wed Lorne Smith, joining him at his farm near Vivian and beginning their sixty-year marriage that welcomed six sons: Brad, Bern, Pat, Gordy, Harlan, and Marty.
Carolyn combined homemaking and parenting with church and community work. As a member of the Vivian Lutheran (ELCA) Church, she taught religious education classes, led Luther League groups, and spearheaded building the sanctuary addition dedicated in 1997. During the 1980 and 1990 decades, Carolyn completed EMT training in support of the area’s ambulance volunteers and directed local actors in plays that served as Vivian-community fundraisers. In 2003, she produced and directed Lyman High School’s drama class performance in Presho, SD.
Besides family, church, and community activity, Carolyn traveled with her husband throughout North America. In their motor home (RV), they rode on a train flatcar through Copper Canyon in Mexico and traversed the length of Baja. They drove the RV along the Alcan Highway after ferrying to Alaska and toured forty-five of the “lower forty-eight” USA states. Leaving the continent, they visited the islands of Maui, Oahu, and Hawaii.
In addition to her husband Lorne, Carolyn’s surviving family members include five sons and their families: Vivian resident Brad, his wife Deb and daughters Celese and Keera; Pierre-SD resident Bern, his wife Judy and sons Spencer, Alex, and Sam; Vivian resident Pat, his wife Dawn and sons Cody and Jeff and daughter Arielle Michael and son-in-law Nick Michael; Deadwood-SD resident Gordy and his wife Mary; Minneapolis-MN resident Marty, his fiancĂ© Michelle Sears and sons Ben and Charlie and Michelle’s daughter Matilda.
Other survivors are siblings Clifford Hullinger of Chicago, IL; Margaret Rohde of Kennewick, WA; Doris Hulce of Waitsburg, WA; Virginia Hullinger of Presho, SD; sisters-in-law Audrey Hullinger and Eunice Hullinger, both of Vivian; brothers-in-law Dick Smith of Vivian; Lyle Smith of Sioux Falls, SD. Eighteen nephews and fourteen nieces also survive her.
Carolyn and Lorne’s son Harlan died in 1967 at the age of five. Others who preceded Carolyn in death are her parents and her siblings Maribee Erikson, Ellis (Red) Hullinger, John (Jack) Hullinger.


Our beloved aunt Carolyn Smith has passed away. She was a wonderful person.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.






















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6/26/14

John Franklin Hullinger

John Franklin Hullinger
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Birth: May 12, 1893
Davis City
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1970
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA

John Franklin Hullinger was born to Eli and Mary at Elston, Iowa. In 1909 at the age of 16 he came to South Dakota with his parents who settled south of Vivian. Except for his Army service during World War I, he spent his life in this community.

On June 8, 1919 he was married to Pearl Harlan. They farmed south of Vivian until 1962 when they retired and moved into Vivian.

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 Parents:
  Eli Hullinger (1870 - 1956)
  Mary Elizabeth Siddons Hullinger (1870 - 1951)

 Spouse:
  Pearl Josephine Harlan Hullinger (1895 - 1993)

 Children:
  Morton Ellis Hullinger (1927 - 2001)*
  John Marion Hullinger (1931 - 1980)*

 Siblings:
  Harvey Jackson Hullinger (1891 - 1973)*
  John Franklin Hullinger (1893 - 1970)
  Lena Belle Hullinger Hulce (1907 - 1929)*

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Burial:
Vivian Cemetery
Vivian
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA

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Morton Ellis "Red" Hullinger

Morton Ellis "Red" Hullinger
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Birth: May 29, 1927
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 2, 2001
Vivian
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA

M.E. "Red" Hullinger was born on May 29, 1927 to John F. and Pearl Harlan Hullinger at their farm home south of Vivian, SD. After graduation for Vivian High School in 1945, he spent five years with the U.S. Navy, serving on tow destroyers-the USS Coolbaugh and the USS Goodrich.
Ellis served on bards for West Central Electric, Vivian Township, and Soil Conservation. He also was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. In non-official community roles, Ellis removed snow for the neighbors, chauffeured the sick and the elderly, and was a willing fix-it man.

A guitar player and country-western sing, Ellis sometimes performed with local dance combos but more frequently entertained at local affairs. He regularly visited shut-ins and often played and sang for then, as well.
He continued the country-western focus with his love of horses and roping. He broke broncs and trailed cattle. He twirled rope, usually for the entertainment of small children, whom he loved and who loved him.

Ellis died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, at his home in Vivian.

Ellis' surviving family includes his wife Audry of Vivian, and his children and their families, Colleen and Darrell Erlandson and sons Jerry and Jeff of Sioux Falls, SD, Ronda and Harold Gutsche and daughters Sherry and Kristi and sons Sam and Guy of Rozet, WY, Lyle and Marsha Hullinger and sons Brodie and Toby of Vivian, SD Dan and Tenna Harvey of Kansas City, MO and Gene Harvey of Detroit, MI, brother Clifford Hullinger and wife Louise of Chicago, Il; sisters, Maribee Erikson of Waitsburg, WA, Margaret Rohde and Husband Ernie of Kennewick, WA, Carolyn Smith and husband Lorne of Waitsburg, WA, Doris Hulce and husband Bob of Waitsburg, WA, and Viginia Hullinger of Presho; sister-in-law Eunice Hullinger of Vivian and 24 nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parent, brother John (Jack) Hullinger, and brothers-in-law Everett Erikson and Garold McClanahan.

Memorial Folder January 5, 2001

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 Parents:
  John Franklin Hullinger (1893 - 1970)
  Pearl Josephine Harlan Hullinger (1895 - 1993)

 Sibling:
  Morton Ellis Hullinger (1927 - 2001)
  John Marion Hullinger (1931 - 1980)*

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Burial:
Vivian Cemetery
Vivian
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA

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John Marion "Jack" Hullinger

John Marion "Jack" Hullinger
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Birth: May 9, 1931
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1980
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA


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 Parents:
  John Franklin Hullinger (1893 - 1970)
  Pearl Josephine Harlan Hullinger (1895 - 1993)

 Sibling:
  Morton Ellis Hullinger (1927 - 2001)*
  John Marion Hullinger (1931 - 1980)

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Burial:
Vivian Cemetery
Vivian
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA

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The Erikson Family on the Great Plains ca 1950


Pearl Harlan Hullinger b June 28,1895 d Jan 20, 1993


Pearl Josephine Harlan Hullinger
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1895
Prole
Warren County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1993
Pierre
Hughes County
South Dakota, USA

Pearl Harlan Hullinger was born in Prole, Iowa on June 28, 1895 to Minnie Lockridge and Marion Harlan. As a child she moved with her parents to a homestead south of Vivian where she attended the Vera Elementary School and later the Vivian High School.

She was a teacher in community schools until her marriage in 1919 to John F. Hullinger. They farmed and ranched south of Vivian until their retirement when they moved to Vivian. After Johnnie's death in 1970, she continued to live in Vivian until 1985, when she moved to the Marvin and Daisy Seachris Home in Presho. In September 1992, she moved to Mary House in Pierre.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, son John M (Jack) Hullinger, grandsons Harlan Smith and Neil Hullinger, two brothers Theron and Wallace and sister Nina Harlan.

Survivors are sister Irene Hulce, sons Clifford and Ellis, daughters Carolyn Smith, Virginia Hullinger, Maribee Erikson, Margaret Rohde and Doris Hulce, 27 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

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  John Franklin Hullinger (1893 - 1970)*

 Children:
  Morton Ellis Hullinger (1927 - 2001)*
  John Marion Hullinger (1931 - 1980)*

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Burial:
Vivian Cemetery
Vivian
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA

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