|Emily J. Beach
JAMESTOWN -- Emily J. Beach, 43, Jamestown, was found dead in her home,
Jan. 29, 2000. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist
Church, New Rockford. Further arrangements are pending at Evans Funeral
Home, New Rockford.
BELFIELD -- Dorothy Havnvik, 97, formerly of Belfield, died Jan. 28,
2000, in Lander, Wyo. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. MST Friday at
Belfield Lutheran Church. Further arrangements are pending at Ladbury Funeral
WATFORD CITY -- Clyde Holman, 72, Watford City, died Jan. 20, 2000,
in Glendale, Ariz. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran
Church, Watford City, with burial in Schafer Cemetery, Watford City. He
is survived by one sister, Helen Hensley, Lakewood, Wash. (Fulkerson Funeral
Home, Watford City)
Helen Klein, 88, a resident of Bismarck since 1933, died Jan. 29, 2000,
in a Bismarck nursing home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Jeff Tengesdal
officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck. Visitation
will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Bismarck Funeral Home. Visitation will continue
one hour before services at the church. Helen was born in Tereck region
of the North Caucas Russia, on March 29, 1911, to Phillip and Emilia Seibel.
She immigrated with her parents to Berlin, Germany, in 1918, then to the
United States when she was eight years old. The family moved to Winner,
S.D., in 1921, and to Regan in 1927, where she met her husband, William
Klein. William passed away on July 28, 1978. Helen's hobbies were gardening,
crocheting and baking. Helen is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law,
Bertha and Jack Case, Sun City, Ariz., and Alvina and Arthur Laib, and
Beverly and Paul Boehm, all of Bismarck; one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald
and Constance Klein, Duluth, Minn.; one brother, Adolph Seibel, Boise,
Idaho; two sisters, Viola Adkins, Sweet Home, Ore., and Anna Williams,
Boise; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Mary Hayes.
She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
HEBRON --ÊEmilia Voegele, 92, Hebron, died Jan. 30, 2000, in
the Beulah nursing home. Arrangements are pending at Spangelo Funeral Home,
HAZEN -- Alvina Mittelsteadt, 81, Hazen, died Jan. 2, 2000, in the
Beulah care center. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Thursday, at St.
Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hazen. Further arrangements are pending with
Seibel Funeral Home, Hazen.
HARVEY -- Anna Dockter, 82, Harvey, died Jan. 1, 2000 in the Harvey
hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Kassel Reformed Church,
rural Anamoose. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
She is survived by three daughters, Dorothy Kessler, Anamoose, Alice
Fuchs, Minot, and Linda Zuther, Minneapolis; three sons, Allen, Sawyer,
Gary, Anamoose; and Lester, Stanton; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren;
one sister, Palma Dockter, McClusky; and three brothers, Herbert Feil,
Beulah, Arthur Feil, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Alfred Feil, Rock Valley,
Iowa. (Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey)
Donald Bauer, 63, Bismarck, died Jan. 2, 2000 in a local hospital.
Arrangements are pending with Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.
CARRINGTON -- Evelyn Lynne, 83, Carrington, died Jan. 2, 2000 in a
Carrington care center. Arrangements are pending with Evans Funeral Home,
Genevieve Davison, 71, Bismarck, died Jan. 2, 2000 in a local hospital.
Arrangements are pending with Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.
DEVILS LAKE -- Helen Miller, 90, Devils Lake, died Dec. 31, 1999 in
a Devils Lake hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at
First United Methodist Church, Devils Lake. Burial will be in Devils Lake
She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Ann Samdahl, Las Vegas, Nev.;
five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, S.N.
Olson, Mesa, Ariz. (Nelson Funeral Home, Minnewaukan)
ABERDEEN, S.D. -- Herbert Spitzer, 83, Aberdeen, S.D., died Dec. 31,
1999 in an Aberdeen care center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
at Zion Lutheran Church, Eureka, S.D. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Viola; one son, Larry, Aberdeen; one daughter,
Brenda Spitzer, Grapevine, Texas; two brothers, Ruben, Eureka, and Marvin,
Rapid City, S.D.; two sisters, Freida Butala, Glenwood, Minn., and Emma
Nelson, Britton, S.D.; and one grandson. (Carlsen Funeral Home, Eureka)
Jay Chapman Sr.
Jay W. Chapman, Sr., 70, 107 12th St. N.W., Mandan, died Dec. 31, 1999
at his home. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Calvary Free
Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Arthur K. Wetzel officiating.
Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan.
Visitation begins today from 1-9 p.m. and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, at Perry
Funeral Home, Mandan, and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Jay Wilbur Chapman Sr. was born Nov. 28, 1929 at Valley City to Jay
W. and Freada (Kapaun) Chapman. He was raised and educated in Bismarck,
Foley, Minn., Lake City, Minn., and Buffalo, ND. Jay graduated from Buffalo
High School, received his BA from Jamestown College and his Masters Degree
from the University of North Dakota. Jay served in the US Marines during
the Korean Conflict reaching the rank of Corporal from Sept. 5, 1951 to
Sept. 4, 1953. He married Elinor V. Berntson on Aug. 25, 1957 at Hastings,
ND. Jay had taught school at LaMoure, Cavalier, Mandan Jr. High, the University
of Mary, and Shiloh Christian School.
He is survived by his wife, Elinor Chapman; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Janet and Stan Kenny, Sterling, Kan., Renee and David Schelkoph, Mason
City, Iowa; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jay and Lynelle Chapman Jr.,
Mandan, and Dave Chapman, Minot; two sisters, Etla Bayley, Buhl, Minn.,
Louise Decker, Mustang, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, Kristen, Jay IV, Sarah
and Jennifer Chapman, Erin, Jared and Ryan Kenny, Daniel, Kate and Mark
Jay was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. Alexius Hospice,
Gideon Society or similar charity. (Perry Funeral Home, Mandan)
DICKINSON -- John N. Kuntz, 93, Dickinson, died Dec. 31, 1999 in the
Killdeer care center. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Tuesday, at
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, DIckinson. Burial will be in St. Wenceslaus
He is survived by two daughters, Pauline Appledoorn, Gladstone, and
Irene Hamilton, Dickinson; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren;
four half-brothers, Mike and Val Kuntz, both of St. Paul, Minn., Leo Kuntz,
Las Vegas, and Tony Kuntz, Buhl, Idaho; and one stepsister, Josephine Kuntz,
Milwaukee, Ore. (Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson)
ASHLEY -- Joyce Meidinger, 35, Ashley, died Dec. 31, 1999 in the Ashley
hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, at Zion Lutheran Church,
Ashley, with burial in the church cemetery.
She is survived by her mother, Alfrieda Meidinger, Ashley; two brothers,
Larry and Lorin, both of Ashley; and one sister, Janet Atkinson, Aberdeen,
S.D. (Carlsen Funeral Home, Ashley)
Leo Sjoleseth, 77, Bismarck, died Jan. 1, 2000 in a local hospital.
Arrangements are pending with Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.
WILLISTON -- Lester Stillwell, 82, Williston, died Jan. 1, 2000 in
a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at
First Lutheran Church, Williston. Further arrangements are pending with
Everson Funeral Home, Williston.
Mary Alice Shortt, 95, Mandan, died Dec. 30, 1999 in a Mandan care
center. Services and interment will be held at Perryville, Mo., on Friday,
January 7, 2000.
Mary Alice Horton was born in New Haven, Conn., on Dec. 19, 1904. In
1915, she was adopted by her maternal aunt and uncle, Mary Welles and Herbert
Cushing Tolman, and spent her young life in Nashville, Tenn. She was educated
at Peabody College and subsequently taught in schools in the Nashville,
Tenn., area and at New Haven, Conn.
She married Stuart Shortt at New Haven on June 7, 1930. Over they years
they resided in Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois and Missouri; retiring at
Perryville, Mo., in the 1960's. She had made her home in Mandan for the
past few years.
Mary Alice was a highly accomplished artist and an avid gardener and
horticulturist. She often gave informational talks at garden clubs. Gorwing
orchids was one of her favorite hobbies. She was a descendant of John Alden
and also Thomas Welles, first governor of Connecticut. She was a member
of the DAR and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Perryville.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Elizabeth
Shortt, Mandan; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Welles Harris, in 1981,
and her husband, Stuart in 1995. (Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan,
and Young Funeral Chapel, Perryville, Mo.)
MADDOCK -- Oliver Lowe, 87, Maddock, died Jan. 1, 2000 in a Rugby hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at North Viking Lutheran Church,
Maddock. Further arrangements are pending with Nelson Funeral Home, Maddock.
Phyliss Baudien, 69, Mandan, died Jan. 3, 2000 in a Bismarck hospital.
Arrangements are pending with Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan.
PICK CITY -- Richard Skraba, 67, Pick City, and formerly of Greaney,
Minn., died Jan. 2, 2000 in a Cook, Minn., hospital. Services will be held
at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cook. Burial will
be in St. Bridget's Cemetery, Greaney.
He is survived by his wife, Marie; three sons, Richard "Rick," Pick
City, Mike, Cook, Minn., and Brad, Pick City; one daughter, Karla Arvila,
Cook, Minn.; two brothers, Dennis Skraba, Irmo, S.C., and Donald Skraba,
Greaney; and three grandchildren. (Mlaker Funeral Home, Cook)
Rose Barnhardt, 95, Mandan, died Jan. 3, 2000 in a Mandan nursing home.
Arrangements are pending with Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan.
WATFORD CITY -- Rose Schafer, 89, Watford City, died Dec. 31, 1999
at her home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at First Lutheran
Church, Watford City, with the Rev. Thomas Stenzel officiating. Burial
will be in Schafer Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today, at Fulkerson Funeral
Home, Watford City, and for one hour prior to the service at the church
Rose Goetz was born April 6, 1910 in Akaska, S.D., the daughter of Johan
and Christiana (Unruh) Goetz, the 9th of 11 children. Her family moved
to Java, S.D. where she attended school.
She was united in marriage to Gerhart "Butch" Schafer on May 22, 1928.
Rose and Butch farmed and worked in the grocery business for many years,
living in Selby, S.D., Fort Yates, Hazelton and moved to Mott in March
of 1942. They manage the Co-Op Store in Mott from 1944 until 1955. From
there they lived in Colorado for two years and moved to Watford City in
June of 1957, where they started Schafer Super Valu. Rose retired from
the grocery business in 1983. Gerhart "Butch" Schafer preceded Rose in
death at Watford City on Aug. 30, 1982. She continued living in Watford
City until the time of her death.
Rose was a member of First Lutheran Church in Watford City and the North
Dakota Retail Grocers Association. She enjoyed education and loved doing
crossword puzzles, reading poetry, Shakespeare, Poe, Tennyson, and other
famous poets and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a very loving
and caring grandmother.
Rose is survived by her son, Delbert and his wife, Delores, Watford
City; three granddaughters, Denae Hoffmann and her husband, David, Watford
City, Dawn Yancey, Bismarck, and Tracy Yoder and her husband, Steve, Massillon,
Ohio; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Butch in 1982;
six brothers and four sisters. (Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City)
Alma Carr, 93, Washburn, died Jan. 4, 2000, in a Bismarck nursing home.
Arrangements are pending at Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn.
Pauline J. Solum, 74, Bismarck, died Jan. 3, 2000, at her home. Services
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Church of Corpus Christi, Bismarck,
with the Rev. Steve Zastoupil officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota
Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Bismarck Funeral Home, where
a rosary and prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church
one hour before services.
Pauline was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Mandan, to Jacob and Clara (Wetsch)
Berger. She married Vernon Solum, Dec. 17, 1945, in Mandan. Pauline loved
bowling, crocheting and especially loved spending time with her children
and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Vern, to various
destinations throughout the United States.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Vern; one son and daughter-in-law,
Vernon E. Jr. and Sharon, Fargo; four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol
and Dennis Daniel, Mandan, Jacqulyn and Michael, Hennessy, Williston, Jocelyn
and William Schneider, Mandan, and Rosalyn and Steven Norstedt, Bismarck;
11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Gratz,
Valley City, and Rose Cermak, Mandan; and one brother, Phil Berger, Washington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sisters.
The family prefers memorials to St. Alexius Hospice program.
Leo Sjolseth, 77, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Jan. 1, 2000.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eastgate Funeral Service,
with the Rev. Steve Sathre officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran
Cemetery, Twin Valley, Minn.
Visitation will be held one hour before services.
Leo was born April 4, 1922, to Mabel Evenson) and Louis Sjolseth. He
was raised and educated in Twin Valley. He was married to Vivian Thompson
from 1947-1967. They lived in Minot, raising six children. He moved to
Billings and lived there for several years before returning to Minot where
he met and married Virginia Hileman.
Leo sold insurance for many years in the Minot area. His passions in
life were politics and automobiles. He lived his life to the fullest as
much as possible.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving companion, Virginia; six children, Diane
Weros, Minot, Donald Sjolseth, Las Vegas, Deborah Dahl, Palmer, Ark., Dean
Sjolseth, Billings, Mont., Denise Hellman, Palmer, Ark., and DelRay Perkins,
Ironton, Minn.; two brothers, John, Portland, Ore., and Archie, New Brighton,
Minn.; one sister, Marlis Kappas, Ada, Minn.; five stepchildren, Steven
Hileman, Mandan, Penny Grieme, Mandan, Christopher Hileman, Amarillo, Texas,
Russell Hileman, Bismarck, and Robert Hileman, Fargo; many grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Mable Sjolseth; and
his sister, Helen Dahlen.
GARRISON --ÊAllen N. Thompson, 80, Garrison, died Jan. 4, 2000,
in Garrison. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas
Catholic Church, Garrison, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred; two sons, Gary, Stillwater, Minn.,
and Wayne, Max; three daughters, Sharon Neiss, Minot, Cynthia Baker, Temple,
Texas, and Patti Gardner, Wichita Falls, Texas; two brothers, Herbert,
Sacramento, Calif., and Elmo, Sugarland, Texas; three sisters, Lorraine
Kerzman, Kalispell, Mont., Alice Nelson, Colestrip, Mont., and Blanche
Zenz, Columbia Falls, Mont.; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
(Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison)
Alvin S. Olson, 80, Bismarck, died Jan. 4, 2000, in a Mandan nursing
home. Arrangements are pending at Bismarck Funeral Home.
BEULAH --ÊCarl Menge, 91, Beulah, died Jan. 3, 2000, in the Hazen
hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. MST Thursday at Zion Lutheran
Church, Beulah, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his son, Delvin, Richfield, Minn.; two grandchildren;
three brothers, Fred, Beulah, and Oscar and Hubert, both of Coeur d' Alene;
and four sisters, Martha Donelson, Boise, Idaho, Ella Binder, Beulah, Lucille
Kay, Tacoma, Wash., and Lillian Hamby, Beulah. (Seibel Funeral Home, Beulah)
Carl A. Person, 87, 410 E. Ave. F, died Dec. 24, 1999, in a Bismarck
nursing home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity
Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. (Perry
Funeral Home, Mandan)
STEELE --ÊClara Lien, 95, Steele, died Jan. 4, 2000, in the Steele
care center. Services iwll be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church, Steele. Further arrangements are pending at Buehler-Larson Funeral
DICKINSON -- Clementine Hoff, 91, Dickinson, died Jan. 3, 2000, in
her home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. MST Friday at St. Mary's
Catholic Church, Richardton. Further arrangements are pending at Price-Murphy
Funeral Home, Dickinson.
Valentine Hoerner Jr.
DICKINSON -- Valentine "Val" Hoerner Jr., 85, Dickinson, died Jan.
1, 2000, at his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Thursday at
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Dickinson. Burial will be in St. Mary's
He is survived by his wife, Lillian; four daughters, Rita McNaught-Davis,
Spokane, Wash., Carol Holley, Thornton, Colo., Ruth Wessner, Bismarck,
and Renee Benesh, Dickinson; three sons, Patrick and Eugene Hoerner, both
of Dickinson, and James Hoerner, Denver; three stepchildren, Charlotte
Barnes, Sacramento, Calif., Richard Pavlish, Lincoln, Neb., and Judy Duerre,
Killeen, Texas; four sisters, Lena Klein and Ann Kelsey, both of Spokane,
Ida Jeffries, Garland, Texas, and Claudia Helmer, Edmonds, Wash.; one brother,
John, Spokane; 17 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren;
and two step-great-grandchildren.
(Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson)
DICKINSON --ÊSherry L. Mikkelsen, 44, Dickinson, died of cancer,
Jan. 3, 2000, at her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. MST Thursday
at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson. Further arrangements
are pending at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.
KULM -- Samuel D. Henke, 87, Kulm, died Jan. 3, 2000, in the Ashley
hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational
Church, Kulm, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by three daughters, Marcella Ogren, Kulm, Arlene Van
Galder, Sedalia, Mo., and Mercedes Parker, Ann Arbor, Mich.; six grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister,
Alma Hust, Laurel, Mont. (Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm)
Mildred Michel, 89, Bismarck, died Jan. 4, 2000, in the Mandan care
center. Arrangements are pending at Eastgate Funeral Service.
Melvin Brandt, 73, 2507 N. Sixth St., died of cancer, Jan. 3, 2000,
in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Good
Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Jeff Tengesdal officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bismarck Funeral Home,
and will continue at the church one hour before services.
Melvin Jacob Brandt was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Albion, Neb., to Carl
and Anna Brandt. He was raised on the farm near Albion and graduated as
valedictorian from Albion High School in 1943. He began working for the
Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in Albion on Jan. 1,
1948. Mel married Marian Rasmussen, Aug. 6, 1950, at Emmaus Lutheran church
in Kennard, Neb. In 1958 he transferred to the state office in Lincoln,
Neb. Then, in 1963 he moved to the state office here in Bismarck. At the
time of his retirement in 1982, he held the position of assistant state
administrative officer. He was the treasurer of Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church for 29 years. Since his retirement, he has been involved in various
volunteer work, including Summer of Safety, senior health insurance counseling,
and was also a senior tax aid volunteer. He was active in N.A.R.F.E.
Mel is survived by his wife, Marian; his daughter, Teri; his son-in-law,
Allen Koppy and their children, B.J., Katy and Emily, all of Bismarck;
a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, Mary and Kevin Kubitz, and their children,
Tom, Corey and Jimm, Vergas, Minn.; one brother and sister-in-law, Irvin
and Shirley Brandt, Wayne, Neb.; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann
and Bob Hadan, San Juan, Texas; a brother-in-law and his wife, Maynard
and Delores Rasmussen, Aurora, Colo.; and a sister-in-law and her husband,
Myra and Doug Herbster, Payson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mel was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Tim.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran
church or Shiloh Christian School.
HALLIDAY --ÊMary T. Bosch, 84, Halliday, died Jan. 3, 2000, in
a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. MST Friday at St.
Paul's Catholic Church, Halliday. Further arrangements are pending at Mischel-Olson
NEW ROCKFORD --ÊManfred Bymoen, 91, New Rockford, died Jan. 3,
2000 in the New Rockford care center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday
at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, with burial in Prairie Home Cemetery,
He is survived by his wife, Anna; one son, David, New Rockford; one
daughter, Joelyn Scriba, Bemidji, Minn.; and two grandchildren. (Evans
Funeral Home, New Rockford)
NEW SALEM --ÊMae Blank, 96, New Salem, died Dec. 15, 1999. Memorial
services will be held at 1:30 p.m. MST Friday at Church of St. Pius V,
New Salem, with the Rev. David Zimmer officiating. Burial will be in Peace
Cemetery, New Salem.
There will be a parish prayer service and rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday
at the church.
Mae was born May 21, 1903, at Oriska, the daughter of John and Catherine
(Waldorf) Kretchmer. She received her early education at Oriska and the
Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo, and graduated from Valley City High School
and Valley City State College with refresher courses taken at Bismarck
State College and the University of Minnesota. She taught school for 27
years in Barnes, Richland, Oliver and Morton counties. She retired from
teaching in 1973, at which time the Plainsmen, New Salem High School's
yearbook was dedicated to her with the inscription "Compassion, devotion,
tenderness, love and a sense of humor are united in her Person!"
Mae married George F. Blank on Oct. 11, 1939, in Valley City. George
died on Oct. 1, 1976. She was active in church, civic and community affairs,
serving as Morton County chairman of the Sister Kenny Foundation, the Morton
County Red Cross, the Legion Auxiliary (serving as Department Americanism
Chairman), St. Pius Christian Mothers, CCD instructor and coordinator,
and organist and choir director at St. Pius Church for over 30 years. Much
of the music was in Latin Gregorian style, which she preferred and enjoyed.
In 1978 she was chosen as "Woman of the Year" by the Jayceettes and also
served on the First Board of Directors at Elm Crest Manor.
She leaves to mourn her daughter-in-law, Linda (Ellis) Blank, West Yellowstone,
Mont.; three grandchildren, Kris Marie and her husband, Mike Opprecbt,
Woodinville, Wash., Russell Scott Blank and his wife, Shelly, Coeur d'
Alene, Idaho, and Jeffrey Philip Blank and his special friend, Leann, Portland,
Ore.; and five great-grandchildren, Austin Charles, Kady MaCall and Philip
Richard Blank, and Eric Philip and Jonathan Neil Opprecbt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. and her son, Philip
George, who died Jan. 7, 1998. (Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan)
NEW SALEM -- Joseph Ferderer, 73, New Salem, died Jan. 4, 2000, in
a Bismarck hospital. Arrangements are pending at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan.
NEW SALEM --ÊHelen Olson, 75, New Salem, died Jan. 3, 2000, in
the New Salem nursing home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at
Boelter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Schauer officiating. Burial will
be in Sunne Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wilton-Regan.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
She was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Goodrich, Minn., the daughter of Henry
and Ann (Savage) Kriel. She was raised and educated in Goodrich. Following
her high school graduation she worked as a dental hygenist in Thief River
Falls, Minn. Helen married Raymond O. Olson in 1944 in Thief River Falls.
In the 1980s, Helen moved to St. Cloud, Minn. and worked at the senior
center where she enjoyed playing cards and dancing.
She came to North Dakota in 1998.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Chris, Wilton;
one daughter, LuWana, California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
her special friend, Earl Brezinski, Sartell, Minn.; one sister, Mary Lou
Smith, Florida; and one brother, Ralph Kriel, Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Norman.
FORT YATES -- Gerald T. "Red" Silk, 41, Fort Yates, died Jan. 3, 2000,
in Fort Yates. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturdayat St. Peter's
Catholic Church, Fort Yates, with the Rev. William Cosgrove officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
Red was born Sept. 4, 1958, at Fort Yates, to Gerald McLaughlin and
Shirley A. Morton. He was raised and educated in Fort Yates. He worked
on the construction of Prairie Knights Casino, and delivered meals for
the Nutrition for the Elderly in Fort Yates.
He loved fishing, gardening and bingo, and liked to repair things from
appliances to lawn mowers.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Morton; his special companion,
Joette Agard; two daughters, Deanna Star, Seattle, and Jera Silk, Fort
Yates; two stepdaughters, Melanie and Jamie Agard, Fort Yates; four step-grandchildren,
Saunders and baby girl Young Bird, and Reanna and Ryleigh Bald Eagle; one
sister, Rochelle Deschwanden, Rocklin, Calif.; three brothers, Robert M.
Schonberger, Fort Yates, Keith Schonberger, Mandan, and John Schonberger,
Virginia Beach, Va.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Red was preceded in death by his father. (Perry Funeral Home, Mandan)
David A. Keller, 45, Mandan, died Jan. 2, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital.
Services will be held at noon Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan,
with the Rev. Robert Feeney officiating. Burial will be in Mandan Union
Visitation will be from noon-9 p.m. today at Buehler-Larson Funeral
Home, Mandan, where a prayer service and rosary will be held at 7 tonight.
Visitation will continue at the funeral home from 9-11 a.m. Thursday. There
will be no visitation at the church.
Dave was born Nov. 9, 1954, in Linton, the son of Leo and Luella (Jochim)
Keller. He was raised in Strasburg, graduating from Emmons Central High
School in 1972, and earned a football scholarship to the Wahpeton State
School of Science, where he studied mechanics and auto body repair. He
moved to the Bismarck-Mandan area where he owned A-1 Body Shop and later
A-1 Auto Sales and Repair. Dave often said the happiest day of his life
was when he married Rhonda Wetzel on May 3, 1975, in Glen Ullin.
He loved hunting, shooting sporting clays, four-wheeling, camping and
playing pinochle with his friends. He enjoyed being around people and was
a loving husband and a devoted father. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic
Dave is survived by his wife, Rhonda; his daughters, Melissa and her
fiance, Tim Ulberg, and Andrea, all of Mandan; his parents, Leo and Luella,
Bismarck; his sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Bob Gefre, Bismarck; four
brothers and three sisters-in-law, Leo and Bert, Menoken, Dan and Connie,
Dickinson, Wayne and Nellie, Bismarck, and Darnell, Bismarck; and numerous
nieces and nephews.