Stanis R. Chicoine
Stanis R. Chicoine, 83, father of CS&T Staff Writer Christie L. Chicoine, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in Elk Point, S.D. after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. The funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Oct. 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point. He was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Jefferson, S.D., the first of four children of the late Richard F. and Fern (Butcher) Chicoine. He attended Pleasant Grove School in rural Elk Point and graduated from Elk Point High School in 1942. He attended South Dakota State University in Brookings before serving in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. During World War II, he was an aviation ordnanceman in the Pacific Theater. He married Virginia Gill on June 18, 1947. She died on July 20, 1970. He married Marilyn Imig on Nov. 23, 1973. He was the owner and operator of Chicoine Machine and Welding in Elk Point from the 1950s to the 1980s. He served on the Elk Point City Council from the 1970s to the 1980s. He belonged to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point, Diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D. He was also an avid reader, hunter and fisherman. In addition to his wife Marilyn, he is survived by nine children from his late wife: Susan (Dr. Martin) Kiernan; Nancy (Dr. Barry Mozlin) Knott; Patrick (Ann) Chicoine; William Chicoine; Mary (Michael) Johns; Anthony Chicoine; Robin (Stephen) Trainor; Richard Chicoine, and Christie Chicoine of Philadelphia. Survivors also include15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Donna Jane Dose and Patricia Dessel; a brother, Richard N. (Loretta) Chicoine and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Elk Point.
Sister Christine Marie Huegal, O.S.F.
Sister Christine Marie Huegal, O.S.F., died on Oct. 12, 2008 in the Assisi House. She was 95. She was born in Lancaster and graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School. She graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in education. For many years she taught both elementary and secondary education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Diocese on Trenton and the Diocese of Harrisburg. Before entering the congregation, she worked at Wickersham Printing Co. In her leisure time, she enjoyed keeping up with current issues and politics by reading and watching TV. In 2005, she moved to Assisi House where she served in prayer ministry until her death. She is predeceased by her sister, Sister Cecilia Marie Huegel. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Oct. 16 at the Assisi House. Burial followed at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. She is survived by her three brothers, James, John, and Peter; one sister, Christine; nieces and nephews and by her Franciscan family.