2010 Reunion



Eunice Hullinger Rest in Peace

Eunice Mae Hullinger, lifetime resident of Vivian, SD died on her 83rd birthday, March 25, 2018 at Avera North Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. The family will receive friends at 5:00pm, followed by a prayer service at 6:00pm, Thursday, March 29, at Presho United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Eunice’s life will be at 11:00am, Friday at the church. A meal will follow the service with inurnment at Vivian Cemetery afterward.

Born on March 25, 1935 to Millard (Mick) and Henrietta (McCormick) Harvey in Presho, SD, Eunice lived her childhood years on the family farm south of Vivian and attended Vivian Public Schools until her high school graduation in 1953.

In 1957, she married John (Jack) Hullinger and to this union they welcomed 2 sons, Morgan and Rob.

Eunice worked a variety of jobs throughout the area until beginning her 30-year career as a teller at Vivian State Bank and eventually as the Bank Manager at BankWest. She retired in 1998.

Eunice devoted much of her time to her family and local activities. She was very proud of her sons and attended their sporting events and activities, she never missed one. Eunice loved living in Vivian and was very involved with the town business and the special events such as the 4th of July celebrations. After her retirement, which coincided with the births of her first grandchildren, she was a regular guest at her son’s homes whether for birthdays, events, or babysitting gigs.

In 2012 a relationship sparked between her and Darrel Lindvedt. Eunice and Darrel loved to travel together. They spent many hours visiting their children and grandchildren and rarely missed an event or activity. They were a constant fixture throughout the area whether at morning coffee or community events. One of their favorite passions together was watching the Minnesota Twins either on TV or up in Minneapolis.

Eunice loved playing cards. As proud as she was of her grandkids and their achievements, her competitive personality never quite allowed her to actually throw a game. The relationship Eunice had with her grandchildren was very tight knit, filled with many pitch tournaments and laughs. Friends and family knew Eunice as having a fun-loving personality with an argumentative twist! She enjoyed quilting and was an accomplished bridge player.

Eunice is survived by her significant other Darrel Lindvedt and her two sons and their families; Sioux Falls resident Morgan, his wife Gretchen, and two daughters Autumn (16) and Eden (14). Minneapolis resident Rob, his fiancé Katrina King of Phoenix, AZ, daughter Brittan (19) of Rapid City, SD and son Baron (15) of Minneapolis.

Other survivors include her sister Audrey Hullinger of Vivian and her special nieces and nephew; Colleen Hullinger, Sioux Falls, Ronda Gutsche & Harold, Rozet, WY, Lyle Hullinger & Marsha of Vivian and their extended families. Three sister-in-laws; Margaret Rhode and Doris Hulce of Waitsburg, WA, and Virginia Hullinger of Presho. Darrel’s children; Brian Lindvedt and Michelle of Vivian, Laurie Lucas and Monte of Rapid City, SD, Todd Lindvedt of Independence, MN, Mark Lindvedt of Vivian, and Darla Jorgenson and Phil of Kansas City, KS and their extended families.

Preceding Eunice in death was her grandson, Jackson, her husband Jack in 1980, her parents Mick and Henrietta, and her brother Larry Harvey.

We are very sorry about the loss of Eunice. 


DNA Tests

We have done several DNA tests. The results are below. Each test is a little different, although basically the same.  National Geographic is a little more ancient and does not break their results down by nation. Your results will be somewhat similar.

Category23andMeAncestryNational Notes
British and Irish32.830.023andMe combines Irish, Scottish, and English
Ireland, Scotland, Wales11.0Ancestry separates British from Irish and Scottish
French and German1.7
Finnish (+Russian Ancestry)0.41.0Ancestry includes Russian with Finish
Europe West6.023andMe does not have a Europe West category
Broadly Northwestern European26.544.0
Total Northern European95.292.044.0
Iberian1.08.0National Genographic Ancestry more ancient
Italian0.7Ancestry and 23andMe more recent
Broadlly southern European0.6
Total Mediterranean2.58.034.023andMe and Ancestry call it southern European
Eastern European0.7
Askenazi Jewish0.1
Broadly European1.123andMe has more interesting small results
Native American0.3
Middle Eastern and North African0.1
Southwest Asian20.0Southwest Asian Category on Geographic

The Haplogroups below are for Clifford Hullinger.  All children of Pearl Harlan share the maternal haplogroup.  And all of the female ancestors and descendants on the maternal line from Pearl share this same Haplogroup.  

All males descended from John Hullinger and all of their paternal ancestors share the paternal halplogroup. The paternal haplogroup is also referred to as j2a4h2 and we have more info about it at http://j2a4h2.blogspot.com/

Our genealogy is shown on the charts below.


We took another DNA test - from ancestry.com.  Will keep doing it till we get it right.  No great surprises here - shows Great Britain and Scandinavia. It was nice to see the Irish, Scottish, and Welsh. We always wanted to have a little Scottish and Irish ancestry and apparently we do.

The Iberian was a surprise. Who knew about Spanish and/or Portuguese?  And this test does not show the small amount of Native American and Northern Africa that are shown by 23 and me test. So we take all this with a slight grain of salt.

If you are interested in such things send me an en email and I will share it with you. It also shows our genealogy so that is interesting.  More info at hullingerdna.blogspot.com  and harlandna.blogspot.com


Performance Art by Stan Wasilik

Earthworm excrement on a twisting hand against a bullet-ridden sign at Cedar Creek access point to the Missouri river on the Lower Brule Indian reservation in South-central South Dakota at sundown. Save your profanity, this is art.