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Cleo Addison

Cleo Addison, age 94 of Kadoka, SD, died Sunday, November 29, 2009, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka, with Father Bryan Sorensen as celebrant.

Interment will follow the luncheon at the Belvidere Cemetery.

Music will be provided by JoAnne Stilwell, pianist, Lyndy Ireland and Joyce Wheeler, vocalists.

Ushers are Jerry Willert and Jim Willert. Pallbearers are Richard Bendt, Cory Kirby, Brian Nash, Wade Rhodes, Nathan Kirby, Calista Kirby, Addison J. Bendt and Dawson Rhodes. Honorary pallbearers are Peyton Nash, Daylen Rhodes, Lavin Bendt, Dezmond Rhodes and Kathleen Nash.

Cleo R. Orr was born November 24, 1915 in Eagle Grove, IA, the daughter of Frank and Susan (Berg) Orr. At an early age, she moved with her family to Midland, SD. She grew up and received her education in Midland, graduating from Midland High School.

Cleo was united in marriage to Leonard M. Addison on February 7, 1938, in Midland. They ranched in the Stamford area until their retirement. After they retired from the ranch, they moved to Belvidere, and later into Kadoka.

Cleo's husband, Leonard, preceded her in death on February 11, 2001. She continued to live at the Kadoka Nursing Home, where she resided until her death.

Grateful for having shared her life include her daughter, Kathleen Leutenegger and her husband, Joe, of Kadoka; her son, Leonard Addison of Rupert, ID; seven grandchildren, September and her husband, Cory, Shawna and her husband, Richard, Shanesa and her husband, Wade, Starette and her husband, Brian, Melodie, Memory and Monica; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Leonard, Cleo was preceded in death by a daughter, Melody, as an infant; a grandson, Shane L. Leutenegger; a daughter-in-law, Joan Addison; her parents; two sisters, Jean Williams and Virginia Hinker; and two brothers, Charles and Roger Orr.

The family requests memorials directed to the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka. Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com