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a. Note:   Salem Special, Salem, SD May 29, 1997 Madeline Ann Kerkhove, 72, of 6709 W. 14th Place, Sioux Falls, SD died Wednesday, May 21, 1997 at her residence of pancreatic cancer. Madeline was born Magdalen Ann Heumiller, July 1, 1924 in rural McCook County, near Salem, SD to Joseph Leonard Heumiller and Anna Mary (Discher) Heumiller. Magdalen was the forth of five children. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Salem. She moved to Sioux Falls and was employed at the Manchester Biscuit Company and was later employed at McKennan Hospital dietary dept. prior to her marriage. Magdalen was united in marriage to Emil Jacob Kerkhove on June 29, 1948 at St. Mary's in Salem. They lived and farmed near Valley Springs, SD having two children, a daughter Mary Leone Kerkhove and a son Joseph Phillip Kerkhove. Her husband died on September 9, 1959. Following his death she moved to Montrose, SD. She resided there until her children finished their education and she moved to Sioux Falls in 1969, to live with her daughter. Madeline was a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral parish and a former member of St. Mary's parish, St. Rita's Altar Society, the Christian Mothers and the Women's Catholic Order of Foresters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna, one brother Charles and one sister, Catherine. Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter Mary, her son Joseph, both of Sioux Falls, SD; two granddaughters Jacinta and Carolyn of Bloomington, Minn., her brother Clement W. Heumiller of Emery, SD her sister Leona M. McCormick of Salem, SD and numerous nephews and nieces. Funeral Mass was held on May 26th at St. Joseph's Cathedral Chapel, Sioux Falls, SD with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Salem, SD. ARTICLE TAKEN FROM "100 YEARS OF FAITH 1885-1985" PUBLISHED BY ST MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, SALEM, SOUTH DAKOTA IN 1985. MADELINE HEUMILLER MARRIED EMIL KERKHOVE IN 1948 AND HE WAS KILLED WHEN A TRACTOR TIPPED ON HIM AND HE BURNED SEPTEMBER 9, 1959. THEY HAD TWO CHILDREN. MARY KERKHOVE IS NOT MARRIED. SHE IS A NURSE. JOSEPH KERKHOVE MARRIED SHARON FINLEY ON MAY 10, 1975 AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN.


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