Ray Keiser


Carl William Peterson

M, b. 8 January 1876, d. 15 May 1966

Children of Carl William Peterson and Minnie Dorathea Fickbohm

Alveda S. Peterson

F, b. 5 June 1905, d. 19 August 1976
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name9 January 1929As of 9 January 1929,her married name was Fickbohm.

Craig Vernon Fickbohm

M, b. 5 May 1949, d. 17 April 2011
Father*Vernon Arvid Fickbohm b. 7 Aug 1915, d. 6 Dec 1990
Mother*Florence J. Siemers b. 21 May 1925, d. 8 Nov 2002
  • Craig Vernon Fickbohm was born on 5 May 1949.
  • He was the son of Vernon Arvid Fickbohm and Florence J. Siemers.
  • Craig Vernon Fickbohm died on 17 April 2011 at age 61 Craig Fickbohm, 61, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church in Brookings. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Rude’s Funeral Home in Brookings. Craig Vernon Fickbohm was born May 5, 1949, in Akron, Iowa, the son of Vernon and Florence (Siemers) Fickbohm. Craig was raised and attended school in Alcester and graduated from Alcester High School in 1967. He enlisted in the United States Army on Sept. 18, 1969, in Sioux Falls and was honorably discharged on June 1, 1975. Craig married Noreen Overby on Nov. 17, 1973, at Woodlake Church in Astoria. In their 19 years of marriage, they had four children, Carrie, Dustin, Amber and Nicholas. He attended Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls and received an associate’s degree in drafting. After college the couple resided in Beresford before moving to Brookings in 1978. Craig began his career at Daktronics, where he worked as a draftsman and a metal fabricator until 2010. Craig was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church and also participated in the Brookings Car Club for several years. He enjoyed collecting vintage model cars and cruising in his 1971 Chevelle. He was an avid supporter of Brookings baseball, the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. Craig was very proud of his children and grandchildren’s accomplishments and enjoyed spending time with each one of them. He is survived by his four children, Carrie (Brian) Rehnke of Sioux Falls, Dustin (Jessica) Fickbohm of Brookings, Amber (Ben) Hauger of Dayton, Ohio, and Nicholas Fickbohm of Brookings; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Colleen Speakman of Vermillion, Caryn Jacobson of Beresford, Candice (Mark) Merrick of Alcester; two brothers, Calvin Fickbohm of Sioux Falls and Curtis (Julie) Fickbohm of Vermillion. He is preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Vernon Fickbohm; one infant brother and a sister-in-law, Sandi Fickbohm.

Agnes Ingeborg Wolden

F, b. 9 December 1914, d. 18 February 2011
Father*Anton Ole Wolden b. 10 Oct 1880, d. 20 May 1950
Mother*Johanna Running b. 20 Apr 1883, d. 23 Aug 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1930As of 1930,her married name was Fickbohm.
  • Agnes Ingeborg Wolden was born on 9 December 1914.
  • She was the daughter of Anton Ole Wolden and Johanna Running.
  • Agnes Ingeborg Wolden married Alvin Fickbohm, son of Walter Douglas Fickbohm and Mary M. Kiewel, in 1930.
  • Agnes Ingeborg Wolden died on 18 February 2011 at age 96 Funeral services for Agnes Fickbohm will be 11AM Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Komstad Covenant Church, rural Beresford, SD. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Agnes Ingeborg Fickbohm was born on December 9th, 1914 to parents: Anton and Johanna (Running) Wolden in Union County, near Spink, SD. She passed away at the Good Samaritan Home in Centerville, SD on February 18, 2011at the age of 96 years, two months and nine days. She attended North Spink School for eight years. In 1930 the family moved to Phillip, SD in Haakon County to the family homestead. Agnes was born into a family of eight children. She married Alvin Fickbohm in 1930. Eventually, they settled on a farm near Volin, SD in 1948. The farm was of the old-fashioned, self-sustaining kind that had a big garden, livestock, milk, and plenty of fresh air. The home place is still owned by the family. After Alvin died in 1977 she moved to Sioux City, IA, were she spent the next 25 years living on a quiet little street just up the block from her son Marvin and his family. Until recently, she lived in the Good Samaritan Home at Centerville, SD, near the home of her son Bill and his wife Doris. Agnes children are all still alive: Robert lives near Newell, SD in the northern Black Hills, Bill lives in Centerville, SD with his wife Doris, Marvin lives in Sioux City, Iowa with his wife Joan, Marian lives in Rapid City, SD, and Dean lives in Aiken, South Carolina with his wife, Kay. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren, brother, Arnold and three sisters, Helga, Alice and Julie. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Oliver and Selmer; one sister, Mabel; two daughter-in-laws, one grandson, and one granddaughter. Agnes was blessed with a sharp mind and good memory, which lasted until she passed away at 96 years. In November, Agnes was asked about some of the earliest things that she remembered. Her oldest memory was of when she was four years old: her dad was building a garage. Oliver, her brother, and she were playing among the discarded lumber. Oliver jumped on the end of a teetering board and the other end came up and hit her on the knee, which apparently made a lifelong memory of the incident. She also clearly remembered playing by the old apple tree, using crates for furniture. She was married young, and lived the busy life of a farm wife for years, and many family members remember her quiet form as she bustled from the pantry to the side of the big wood-burning stove. She made delicious, dense, white bread to be eaten with spun honey, and turkeys that were baked to perfection in the temperamental heat of the wood-burner. Family get-togethers were frequent and musical. She enjoyed listening to the tunes made by her husband, sons and daughter, and later by grandchildren. She enjoyed painting, collecting dolls, reading, and attending church. She also enjoyed going to family reunions her whole life, in a family that believed in staying in touch family was strong and a recurring theme in her life. She had much to say of the relationships between people, and although she was quiet, she observed, shrewdly, the events that made up family life. She was especially concerned with the relations of parents and children, in the world today, and some of her strongest opinions were on the subject of parental guidance and discipline. Two days before her death, as she was being read the Bible, she reaffirmed her life long faith in Jesus Christ in a conversation with her daughter-in-law, Joan. The presence of this faith is a great comfort to the family that remains behind.

Johanna Running

F, b. 20 April 1883, d. 23 August 1943
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wolden.

Children of Johanna Running and Anton Ole Wolden

Selmer O. Wolden

M, b. 11 April 1921, d. 3 June 1981
Father*Anton Ole Wolden b. 10 Oct 1880, d. 20 May 1950
Mother*Johanna Running b. 20 Apr 1883, d. 23 Aug 1943

Oliver Wolden

M, d. before 2011
Father*Anton Ole Wolden b. 10 Oct 1880, d. 20 May 1950
Mother*Johanna Running b. 20 Apr 1883, d. 23 Aug 1943

Mabel Wolden

F, d. before 2011
Father*Anton Ole Wolden b. 10 Oct 1880, d. 20 May 1950
Mother*Johanna Running b. 20 Apr 1883, d. 23 Aug 1943

Anton Staum

M, b. circa 1882, d. after 1930
  • Anton Staum was born circa 1882 at Norway.
  • He married Mary Hanson circa 1913.
  • Anton Staum died after 1930.

Children of Anton Staum and Mary Hanson

Mary Hanson

F, b. circa 1892
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMary Hanson was also known as Marie.
Married Namecirca 1913As of circa 1913,her married name was Staum.
  • Mary Hanson was born circa 1892 at South Dakota.
  • She married Anton Staum circa 1913.

Children of Mary Hanson and Anton Staum

Arnold C. Staum

M, b. circa 1914
Father*Anton Staum b. c 1882, d. a 1930
Mother*Mary Hanson b. c 1892

Marvin A. Staum

M, b. 19 March 1916, d. 8 May 1995
Father*Anton Staum b. c 1882, d. a 1930
Mother*Mary Hanson b. c 1892

Charles William Ludwig

M, b. 16 November 1930, d. 26 October 2009
Father*Ernst Hugo Ludwig b. 31 Dec 1876, d. 14 Apr 1974
Mother*Violet Mae Patrick b. 7 Dec 1889, d. 2 Oct 1975
  • Charles William Ludwig was born on 16 November 1930 at Union, South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Ernst Hugo Ludwig and Violet Mae Patrick.
  • Charles William Ludwig died on 26 October 2009 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, at age 78.

Seth William Peterson

M, b. 27 November 1915, d. 1 September 1978
Father*Carl William Peterson b. 8 Jan 1876, d. 15 May 1966
Mother*Minnie Dorathea Fickbohm b. 9 Jul 1882, d. 9 Nov 1971

Edgar M. Peterson

M, b. circa 1918
Father*Carl William Peterson b. 8 Jan 1876, d. 15 May 1966
Mother*Minnie Dorathea Fickbohm b. 9 Jul 1882, d. 9 Nov 1971

Fanny Alice Roberts

F, b. 19 June 1917, d. 21 November 1996
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Nameafter 1930As of after 1930,her married name was Peterson.

Lloyd Heldt

M, b. circa 1912
Father*(?) Heldt
Mother*Mary Anderson b. c 1885

(?) Peterson


Carmen Mollie Keiser

F, b. 17 May 1917, d. 5 November 2006
Father*George Keiser b. c 1883, d. Jun 1958
Mother*Mary Anderson b. c 1885
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 September 1940As of 26 September 1940,her married name was Staum.
  • Carmen Mollie Keiser was born on 17 May 1917 at South Dakota.
  • She was the daughter of George Keiser and Mary Anderson.
  • Carmen Mollie Keiser married Marvin A. Staum, son of Anton Staum and Mary Hanson, on 26 September 1940 at Union, South Dakota.
  • Carmen Mollie Keiser died on 5 November 2006 at age 89 Carmen Mollie (Keiser) Staum was born May 17, 1917 to parents George and Mary (Anderson) Keiser in Alcester, SD. She died November 5, 2006 at the Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford, SD at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 18 days. Carmen attended Alcester schools and graduated from Alcester High School in 1935. She married Marvin Staum on September 26, 1940. They lived their entire married life on the family farm south of Beresford. Marvin passed away in March of 1995 and Carmen continued to live on the farm until 2002 when she moved to Beresford. Carmen was a member of Roseni Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years and held several offices in church organizations. She worked at Morningside Manor in Alcester for 11 years. She volunteered at Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford and entertained residents by playing their favorite songs. Carmen loved to cook and bake and was famous for her bean soup. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, step mother Daisy Keiser, sister Fern Smith of Tulsa, OK and brother Clayton of Beresford. Carmen is survived by her son Roger Staum and wife Patricia of Daytona Beach, FL; granddaughter Tisha Scott and husband Corey of Jefferson City, MO; 2 grandsons: Jason Staum and wife Becky of Jefferson City, MO and Christian Staum and wife Lin of St. Louis, MO; 5 great-grandsons: Harrison, Benjamin, and Jacob Scott, and Phillip Staum and Russell Williams all of Jefferson City, MO; sisters-in-law Donna Keiser of Beresford and Lorraine Staum of Elk Point, SD; and many nieces, nephews, family and wonderful friends. Funeral services will be 10:00AM, Friday, November 10 at Roseni Lutheran Church, rural Beresford, SD with burial at the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4PM to 8PM with family present from 7PM to 8PM at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford.

George Keiser

M, b. circa 1883, d. June 1958
  • George Keiser was born circa 1883 at South Dakota.
  • He married Mary Anderson circa 1915.
  • George Keiser married Daisy Jaycox on 16 January 1935 at second marriage for him.
  • George Keiser died in June 1958 Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Alcester Congregational church for George Keiser, 75, brother-in-law of Mrs. George Heldt of Hawarden, who died Saturday in a Sioux Falls hospital after a long illness. He had been a resident of the Alcester community all his life. Survivors include the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin Staum of Beresford and Mrs. Fern Smith of Tulsa, Okla; a son, Clayton Keiser of Alcester; two stepsons, Lloyd Heldt of Alcester and Leslie Heldt of Los Angeles and 10 grandchildren. (The Hawarden Independent 1958 June 12).

Children of George Keiser and Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson

F, b. circa 1885
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1912As of before 1912,her married name was Heldt.
Married Namecirca 1915As of circa 1915,her married name was Keiser.
  • Mary Anderson was born circa 1885 at South Dakota.
  • She married (?) Heldt before 1912.
  • Mary Anderson married George Keiser circa 1915.

Children of Mary Anderson and (?) Heldt

Children of Mary Anderson and George Keiser

(?) Heldt


Children of (?) Heldt and Mary Anderson

Fern M. Keiser

F, b. circa 1919, d. before November 2006
Father*George Keiser b. c 1883, d. Jun 1958
Mother*Mary Anderson b. c 1885
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Smith.
  • Fern M. Keiser married (?) Smith.
  • Fern M. Keiser was born circa 1919 at South Dakota.
  • She was the daughter of George Keiser and Mary Anderson.
  • Fern M. Keiser died before November 2006.

(?) Smith


Clayton G. Keiser

M, b. 20 February 1924, d. 17 October 2004
Father*George Keiser b. c 1883, d. Jun 1958
Mother*Mary Anderson b. c 1885
  • Clayton G. Keiser was born on 20 February 1924 at South Dakota.
  • He was the son of George Keiser and Mary Anderson.
  • Clayton G. Keiser died on 17 October 2004 at age 80.

Leslie Heldt

Father*(?) Heldt
Mother*Mary Anderson b. c 1885

Arline Reynolds

F, b. 22 March 1919, d. 1 September 2011
Father*Hugh Reynolds
Mother*Anna Linstad
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1945As of 1945,her married name was Tepoel.
  • Arline Reynolds was born on 22 March 1919 at South Dakota.
  • She was the daughter of Hugh Reynolds and Anna Linstad.
  • Arline Reynolds married Clarence F. Tepoel, son of Albert John Tepoel and Frances Florence Kutil, in 1945.
  • Arline Reynolds died on 1 September 2011 at age 92 Arline Reynolds was born March 22, 1919 at Redfield, South Dakota, the only daughter to parents Hugh and Anna (Linstad) Reynolds. She attended country school in rural Frankfort and graduated salutatorian from Redfield High School. Arline attended Dakota Wesleyan University where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught in both the Raymond and Alcester grade schools. Arline married Clarence TePoel of rural Alcester in 1945. The couple lived on a farm near Alcester, lived in Madison where she worked as a secretary for the Methodist Church, and lived in Sturgis where she worked in an insurance office. The couple retired back to Alcester in 1982. In 2006, Arline moved to the Inn on Westport in Sioux Falls, and lived there until the time of her death. Playing bridge was a lifetime passion and she belonged to many bridge clubs through the years. Arline also enjoyed traveling with friends to various parts of the country. Arline is survived by her daughter Yvonne (Stan) Hippen and grandson, Collin Hippen. Her husband, Clarence and her grandson, Tyson preceded her in death. Memorial services will be 2PM Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at Nathanael Lutheran Church in Alcester, SD.

Daisy Jaycox

F, b. circa 1890, d. 29 September 1977
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 September 1911As of 20 September 1911,her married name was Heldt.
Married Name16 January 1935As of 16 January 1935,her married name was Keiser.
  • Daisy Jaycox was born circa 1890 at Union, South Dakota.
  • She married Alfred Heldt on 20 September 1911.
  • Daisy Jaycox married George Keiser on 16 January 1935 at second marriage for him.
  • Daisy Jaycox died on 29 September 1977 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Daisy (Jaycox) Heldt Keiser obituary.
    Akron Register Tribune October 6, 1977 - Daisy (Jaycox) Heldt Keiser obituary

Child of Daisy Jaycox and Alfred Heldt

Samuel Locklin