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John Ward Dion

Fort Thompson, SD

1935, Unknown

John W. Dion, 74, Elk Point, died Friday (Dec. 28,1990) at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Cedar Presbyterian church in rural Pickstown, S.D., with Marty Healy officiating. Burial with military rites was held at the church cemetery under direction of Anderson funeral Home in Elk Point.

Mr. Dion was born May 5, 1916, at Fort Thompson, S.D. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps from June through September 1935. He married Alma Chytka, Dec. 19,1936, in Armour, S.D. They moved to Elk Point in 1942. He served in the army from 1944 to 1946 in Germany. He was employed as a mechanic in Vermillion, S.D., for many years, retiring in 1970. He was a Presbyterian.

Survivors include his wife, Alma of Elk Point; a son, Donald and his wife, Alyce, of Westfield; three daughters, Anita Peskey of Rapid City, S.D., DeAnn Petersen of Omaha, and Marisa Lulf and her husband Jim of Elk Point; three half-sisters, Thelma Freeland, Ruby Blaine and Cecelia Cook; 11 grandchildren and time great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Delores.

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