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ANDERSON, Louis Elmer 
NEW ENGLAND -- Louis Elmer Anderson, 79, New England, died Aug. 14, 1996, in the Hettinger hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. MDT Saturday at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, New England, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, and one son, David, Michigan. (Mischel-Olson Chapel, Dickinson) 

ANDERSON (WYMAN), Mary 
Mary Anderson, 98, Bismarck, died Dec. 12, 1996, at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Kermit Culver officiating. Burial will be in Starkweather.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at Boelter Funeral Home and will continue at the church one hour before services.
Mary was born Nov. 21, 1898, near Frazee, Minn., the daughter of Charles Holmes and Lottie Ione (Pengra) Wyman. She married Alexander Anderson in 1926 at Northwood. They lived in the Starkweather area for more than 50 years. She moved to Bismarck after the death of her husband in 1980.
She is survived by three daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Kathleen and Willard Hultgren, Minnetonka, Minn., Esther Lutz, Longmont, Colo., and Charlotte Anderson, Bismarck; one sister, Vivian Bright, Northfield, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
The family prefers memorials to First United Methodist Church, Bismarck, or the Salvation Army.

ANDERSON, Percy G. 
Percy Anderson, 65, 715 N. 12th St., died Nov. 5, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Further arrangements are pending at Eastgate Funeral Service. 

Percy G. Anderson, 65, 715 N. 12th St., died Nov. 5, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Joel Sherer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1326.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Service, and will continue at the church one hour before services.
Percy was born April 9, 1931, in Jamestown, the son of Henry and Gertrude (Hartmann) Anderson. He grew up in Dickinson and Mandan. Percy served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He worked at Dahners and Singer Sewing Machines in Mandan. He married Irene Hollaar, April 20, 1956, in Mandan. While living in Bismarck, Percy worked for Albrechts Frozen Food and Grand Forks Grocery until his retirement in 1993. Percy enjoyed restoring furniture, gardening and visiting with people.
Family was very important to Percy. He took great pride in his three grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; one daughter and son-in-law, Georgene and Wally Seibel, Moffit; three grandsons, Walden Jr., Justin and Matthew; and one sister and brother-in-law, Erna and Curt Wagner, Mandan.
He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Percy G. Anderson, 65, 715 N. 12th St., died Nov. 5, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Joel Sherer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck, with military rites by Bismarck Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1326.
Visitation will begin at the church one hour before services.
Percy was born April 9, 1931, in Jamestown, the son of Henry and Gertrude (Hartmann) Anderson. He was raised in Dickinson and Mandan. Percy served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. He worked at Dahners and Singer Sewing Machines in Mandan. He married Irene Hollaar, April 20, 1956, in Mandan. While living in Bismarck, Percy worked for Albrecht's Frozen Food and Grand Forks Grocery until his retirement in 1993. Percy enjoyed restoring furniture, gardening and visiting with people. 
Family was very important to Percy. He took great pride in his three grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Irene; one daughter and son-in-law, Georgene and Wally Seibel, Moffit; three grandsons, Waldon Jr., Justin and Matthew; and one sister and brother-in-law, Erna and Curt Wagner, Mandan.
He was preceded in death by his parents. (Eastgate Funeral Service) 

ANDERSON, Robert 
WILLISTON -- Robert Anderson, 69, Williston, died July 29, 1996, at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Home, Williston, with burial in Stordahl Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Harriet, Del Ray Beach, Fla. (Everson Funeral Home, Williston)

ANDERSON, Wesley E. 
BALDWIN -- Wesley E. Anderson, 58, Eugene, Ore., formerly of Baldwin, died Aug. 23, 1996, in Junction City, Ore. Graveside services will be at 11-30 a.m. Friday at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan, with the Rev. Bradley Stoltenow officiating, with military rites by Roy C. Wagner Amvets Post No. 9, Bismarck.
Wesley was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Wilton, the son of Henry Anderson and Leona Buchholtz Anderson. He was raised and educated in that area. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Jan. 30, 1956, and was honorably discharged Jan. 29, 1964. Wesley devoted his last 20 years as a food supervisor to the Eugene Mission for the Homeless.
He will be dearly missed by his family, which includes his mother, Leona Anderson, New Salem; three sisters, LaDonna Hilsendeger, Bismarck, Norma Kruckenberg, Cooperstown, and Darlene Anderson, Wilton; and one brother, Martin; and good friends, Ernie Unger and Galen Kleven; and the many lives that he touched by his 20 years with the homeless.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one brother, Leon. (Boelter Funeral Home) 

ANDERSON (BAILEY), Yvonne Theo 
Yvonne Theo Bailey, 60, Phoenix, died suddenly of a brain aneurysm, Nov. 13, 1996, in a Phoenix hospital. Burial will be in Glendale, Ariz.
Yvonne was born July 27, 1936, at Wilton, the daughter of Wallace and Lillian (Holden) Anderson. She attended Ecklund Township school and Wilton High School. Yvonne married Clark Bailey II, Jan. 22, 1961. They lived on the naval base at Norfolk, Va., for many years. They later moved to Casper, Wyo., and then to Phoenix. They had two children.
Her hobbies were doing beautiful needle and embroidery work, a talent from her grandmother, Amanda Anderson.
She is survived by her husband, Clark; one daughter, Charlotte Roybal, Las Vegas; one son, Clark III, Phoenix; two sisters, Betty Lenihan, Bismarck, and Marjorie Cleveland, Wilton and Tucson, Ariz.; and one brother, Bob Anderson, Wilton.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

ANDERST (MOSER), Margaret M. 
Margaret M. Moser, 87, Medcenter One Care Center, Mandan, died Dec. 8, 1996, in the nursing home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan. Burial will be in the Mandan Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, where a parish vigil will be at 7-30 p.m.
Margaret Anderst was born June 17, 1909, in Glen Ullin, the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (Schafer) Anderst. She was raised and educated in Glen Ullin and Missoula, Mont. She married Anton J. Moser Feb. 3, 1930, in Mandan.
Margaret was a member of American Legion Auxiliary where she held a Degree of Honor.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Helen, Mandan; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia and Ken Hermanson, Dolores Rowe, and Bunny and Gary Greig, all of Mandan; one former daughter-in-law, Helen Moser; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Anton, who died Aug. 17, 1993; three brothers, Bill, Thomas and John; and two sisters, Viola Moffett and Susie McGuire.

Margaret M. Moser, 87, Medcenter One Care Center, Mandan, died Dec. 8, 1996, in the nursing home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan. Burial will be in Mandan Union Cemetery.
Margaret Anderst was born June 17, 1909, in Glen Ullin, the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (Schafer) Anderst. She was raised and educated in Glen Ullin and Missoula, Mont. She married Anton J. Moser Feb. 3, 1930, in Mandan.
Margaret was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and Degree of Honor.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Helen, Mandan; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia and Ken Hermanson, Dolores Rowe and Bunny and Gary Greig, all of Mandan; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Anton who died Aug. 17, 1993; three brothers, Bill, Thomas and John Anderst; and two sisters, Viola Moffett and Susie McGuire. (Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan)

ANDREWS, Harlan 
GARRISON -- Harlan Andrews, 61, Garrison, died Dec. 11, 1996, in the Turtle Lake hospital. Arrangements are pending at Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison.

GARRISON -- Harlan Andrews, 61, Garrison, died Dec. 11, 1996, in the Turtle Lake hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Church of Christ, Garrison. Further arrangements are pending with Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison.

GARRISON -- Harlan Andrews, 61, Garrison, died Dec. 11, 1996, in the Turtle Lake hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First United Church of Christ, Garrison, with burial in Garrison Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Lorra; one son, Jeremy, Garrison; three daughters, Deborah Halvorson and Lynette Azure, both of Minot, and Nancy Cabagua, Albuquerque, N.M.; and one sister, Delores Starbeck, Minot. (Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison)

ANHORN (MERTZ), Melita 
DENHOFF -- Melita Mertz, 87, Denhoff, died May 28, 1997, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, Goodrich, with burial in St. Jacobus Lutheran Cemetery, Goodrich.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Hertz Funeral Home, McClusky.
Melita was born March 24, 1910, at Max, the daughter of Fred and Odiela (Zarbock) Anhorn. She grew up and attended school near Max. She married William ``Bill'' Mertz Dec. 23, 1931, at Harvey. They lived and farmed north of Goodrich. In 1950, the moved to a farm near Denhoff. They retired in 1970 and moved into Denhoff. He died May 30, 1990. She moved to Redwood Village in Wilton in 1995, and to Mandan Villa in 1996.
She is survived by seven sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Loretta, Gary and Marilyn, Arlin and Marlene, William and Carol, David and Sharon, Curtis and Linda, and Clarence and Nancy, all of Bismarck; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Odiela and Elmer Laib, McClusky, Glennis and Bennie Muscha, Harvey, and Lois Mertz, Bismarck; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Mertz, Norwich; two brothers, Bill and Edwin, both of Lodi, Calif.; six half-brothers, Otto, Minot, Clarence, Sawyer, Robert, Champlin, Minn., Charles and Marvin, both of Senger, Calif., and Alvin, White Sulfur Springs, Mont.; five half-sisters, Blanche Pennoyer and Dorrette Martoglio, both of Ronan, Mont., Doreen Frolin, Niarada, Mont., Marcella Lee, Troy, Mont., and Eleanor Kloehn, LaPorte, Minn.; 38 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons, Whelan and Allen; and one daughter, Melita.

ANHORN, Raymond R. 
Raymond R. Anhorn, 69, Mandan, died Nov. 6, 1996, in the Glen Ullin nursing home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Mark Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, and will continue at the church one hour before services.
Raymond was born Nov. 7, 1926, in Glen Ullin, the son of Alfred and Anna (Mutschelknaus) Anhorn. He was raised and educated in the area and worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad before he entered the U.S. Army in 1945. After his discharge in November of 1946, he returned to the railroad where he worked as a brakeman and conductor until his retirement due to disability in 1971. He married Mildred Wetzel, Oct. 21, 1948.
He was a member of the American Legion and U.T.U. He was lovingly cared for by his wife until her death April 19, 1991. He then became a resident of Marian Manor Nursing Home in Glen Ullin. He enjoyed fishing, playing softball and bowling. After his illnes he always had candy to give to his friends and was known as the candy man at the nursing home.
Ray was loved and will be missed by his many friends and family members, including his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Patricia, Mandan; three daughters and one son-in-law, Peggy Benz and Sandra Prudente, both of Mandan, and Carol and Gary Backman, Bismarck; nine grandchildren, Nicole, Cody, Stacy, Ivy, Tiffany, Courtney and John Jr., all of Mandan, and Travis and Michael, both of Bismarck; and one sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Bob Senn, Mandan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two brothers.
The family wishes to thank the staffs of Marian Manor and St. Alexius Medical Center for the many kindnesses extended to Ray and his family. 

ANTON, Florence 
DICKINSON -- Florence Anton, 73, Dickinson, died May 26, 1997, in the Dickinson hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. MDT Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson. Further arrangements are pending at Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson. 

DICKINSON -- Florence Anton, 73, Dickinson, died May 26, 1997, in the Dickinson hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MDT today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson, with burial in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan.
She is survived by her husband, Matt; one daughter, Sharon Jordan, Landing, N.J.; and one brother, Peter Baseflug, Denver. (Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson)

ANTON, Pete N. 
BELFIELD -- Pete N. Anton, 76, Belfield, died Dec. 1, 1996, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Mischel-Olson Chapel, Dickinson.

BELFIELD -- Pete N. Anton, 67, Belfield, died Dec. 1, 1996, in his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. MST Thursday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Belfield, with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Dickinson.
He is survived by his wife, Rose; one brother, Steve, Huntley, Mont.; and three sisters, Suzie Raab, Lena Kostelecky and Regina Reisenauer, all of Missoula, Mont. (Mischel-Olson Chapel, Dickinson)

ANTONSON, Arthur 
HALLIDAY -- Arthur Antonson, 80, Halliday, died May 23, 1997, in the Dickinson hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. MDT Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Halliday. Further arrangements are pending at Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson.

APPERT (PEEPER), Georgine Elizabeth 
Georgine Elizabeth Peeper, 74, of Fall River, Wis., died Thursday, Jan. 16, 1997, at the Columbus Community Hospital following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Mrs. Peeper was born Sept. 22, 922, in Hazelton, the eldest child of Tonic and Marcella (Garske) Appert. She was baptized into the Holy Christian faith on Sept. 24, 1922, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Hazelton. She was married to George W. Peeper at the St. Paul's Catholic Church rectory, Hazelton.
They moved to rural Fall River, Wis., and fanned there for over 45 years.
She was employed at Kromer Cap Company, Columbus, for 19 years. Her greatest joys in life were her family and her strong faith in God. She took much pleasure in the accomplishments of her younger brothers and sisters, and of her children. She was a member of St. Jerome's Catholic Church, Columbus.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, George Peeper of rural Fall River; a daughter, Karen (Raymond) Sugden of Pardeeville, Wis.; sons George J. (Carol) of Doylestown, Jeffery of Fall River, and Jay (Marleen) of Reeseville; 10 grandchildren; four sisters and six brothers, Marjorie (John) Chaulkin of Port Orange, Fla., Geraldine (John) Kuntz of Napoleon, Genevieve (Richard) Lipp of Pueblo Colo., Yvonne (Loren) Lee of Georgetown, Minn., Clement (Joann) Appert of Hillsboro, Ore., Jerry (Renee) Appert of Hazelton, Donald (Bonnie) Appert of Eugene, Ore.. Frederick (Dorothy) Appert of Mandan, Quintin (Tien) Appert of Los Alamos, N.M and Damian (Doreen) Appert of Davis, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son who died at birth, one brother, Robert, and one sister, Mary Theresa Neumiller.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
The rite of Christian burial was conducted at St. Jerome's Catholic Church on Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, concelebrated by Rev. William Hower and Rev. Ambrose Holzer.
Burial was in Otsego Cemetery, Otsego, Wis. under the direction Jones-Jensen Funeral Home, Columbus.

ARCAND, Joseph 
EPPING -- Joseph Arcand, 86, Epping, died July 22, 1996, in the Tioga hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with burial in the church Cemetery, both in Williston.
He is survived by his wife, Eva; one daughter, Joetta Hart, Indio, Calif.; two sons, Bernard, Ray, and Randal, Williston; and four sisters, Theresa Bjella, Williston, Sister Mary Noreen, Portland, Ore., Sister Emma Marie, Rolla, and Sister Bernard Joseph, Maryvale, Valley City. (Everson Funeral Home, Williston) 

ARCH (KNISPEL), Aimee Alberta 
McIntosh, S.D. -- Aimee A. Knispel, 87, Bismarck, died June 4, 1997, in a Bismarck hospital. Arrangements are pending at Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home, Lemmon.

Aimee A. Knispel, 87, Bismarck, died June 4, 1997, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home, Lemmon, S.D., with burial in McIntosh Cemetery.
She is survived by one son, Donald, El Paso, Texas; nine daughters, Mildred Seidel, Lemmon, Rose Besser, Carson, Verna Fergel, Clark Fork, Idaho, Pearl Duncan, Bismarck, Florence Hinderer, Carson, Dorothy Draskovic, McIntosh, Elaine Miller, Mandan, Laura Doll, Mandan, and Erma Whol, Linton; and one sister, Marie Hoyer, Oldham, S.D.

Aimee A. Knispel, 87, of Bismarck, formerly of McIntosh, South Dakota, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, in a Bismarck Hospital.
Aimee Alberta was born September 5, 1909, at Madison, South Dakota to Edward M. and Hattie Viola (Fleischmann) Arch. She attended school at Madison until the family moved to Wyndmere where Aimee graduated from high school. She attended college at Valley City and Jamestown where she received her lifetime teaching certificate. She taught schools in eastern North Dakota and in 1932 moved to McIntosh, South Dakota where she taught at the Jameson School. She met John Godfrey Knispel and they were united in marriage on May 7, 1933, at McIntosh, South Dakota. She taught for a short time at the Halverson School. The Knispels spent their life together in Sioux County north of McIntosh where they farmed and ranched until 1986. Her husband John died July 19, 1985, and Aimee continued to live on the place until moving to Bismarck in 1988. 
Aimee enjoyed reading, woodworking, traveling and visiting with family and friends. She enjoyed sewing and made many of her own clothes. Aimee and John were one of four couples from the McIntosh area who celebrated 50 years of marriage at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in McIntosh.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Alvina Knispel of El Paso, Texas; nine daughters and seven sons-in-law, Mildred and Albert Seidel of Lemmon, South Dakota, Rose and Bernard Besser of Carson, Verna Fergel of Clark Fork, Idaho, Pearl and Don Duncan of Bismarck, Florence and Larry Hinderer of Carson, Dorothy and Ivan Draskovic of McIntosh, Elaine and Clarence Miller and Laura Doll, all of Mandan, and Erma and Lyle wohl of Linton; one sister, Marie Hoyer of Oldham, South Dakota; 27 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death b her parents, her husband, two sons, George and Ernest, one sister Myrtle Arch, one grandson, Clinton Fergel, and one son-in-law, Adolph Fergel.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 9, 1997, at the Prince of Peace Chapel of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon, South Dakota, with William B. Erdman officiating.
Casketbearers were Jason Duncan, Doug Seidel, Ernie Wohl, Chad Hinderer, Joe Draskovic and Paul Fergel.
Burial was in the McIntosh Cemetery under the direction of Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home of Lemmon.

ARCHAMBAULT, Leroy J. 
BULLHEAD, S.D. -- Leroy J. Archambault, 65, Bullhead, died July 17, 1997, in the Mobridge care center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rock Creek Day School Gym, Bullhead. Further arrangements are pending at Kesling Funeral Home, Mobridge. 

ARCHAMBAULT (SHORT), Margaret 
FORT YATES -- Margaret Archambault, 88, Fort Yates, died May 31, 1997, in the Fort Yates hospital. Arrangements are pending at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan.

FORT YATES -- Margaret Archambault, 89, Fort Yates, died May 31, 1997, in the Fort Yates hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church, Fort Yates, with the Rev. Casimir Paluck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the church, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Margaret was born Dec. 24, 1907, in Sioux County, the daughter of Thomas and Amanda (Buckley) Short. She was raised and educated in the Fort Yates area. In 1936 she married Henry "Spike" Archambault in McIntosh, S.D. Henry died in 1971 Margaret will long be remembered for her love of her children and grandchildren.
Margaret was a member of the Bernadines Church Group in Fort Yates.
She is survived by two sons, Phillip N., Portland, Ore., and Dwight J., Fort Yates; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Lodina Noel, Auburn, Wash., and Nellie Williamson, Rapid City, S.D.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers and seven sisters.

ARMSTRONG, Diana 
FARGO -- Diana Armstrong, 48, Fargo, died July 28, 1997, at her home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1500 Country West Road, Bismarck. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck.
Visitation will be at the church one hour before services.
Diana Armstrong was born Aug. 3, 1948, in Salt Lake City. At the age of 1, the family moved to Memphis, Tenn., and at the age of 6 they moved to Tucson, Ariz. They lived in Fort Stockton, Texas; Austin, Texas; Paris, Texas; Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Bismarck. She graduated from Bismarck High School and Bismarck Junior College with an associate arts degree. Diana received her bachelor of science and master's degree in math and physics from Brigham Young University, where she taught school for two years.
Diana returned to Bismarck where she worked as an insurance actuary for Manhattan Life Insurance. She moved to Fargo in 1984 where she worked for Western States Life Insurance. She was a staff member of the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fargo.
She is survived by her parents, Clarence and Mary Armstrong, Bismarck; and four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Nancy and William Egbert, and Clara and Steven Tally, all of Boise, Idaho, Mary Armstrong, Bismarck, and Martha Armstrong, Fargo. (Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo) 

FARGO -- Diana Armstrong, 48, Fargo, died July 28, 1997, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Fargo. Services will be held in Bismarck at a later date. (Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo) 

ARNDT, Edwin 
HARVEY -- Edwin Arndt, 57, Harvey, died July 22, 1996, in the Harvey hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church, Harvey. Further arrangements are pending at Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey. 

ARNTZ (BOHLIN), Hilda 
Hilda Bohlin, 100, of Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck, died Thursday, November 20, 1997, at the home.
Hilda was born October 20, 1897, at Kilbourne, Wisconsin, the daughter of Theodore and Ala (Legge) Arntz. She traveled with her parents by wagon to Burnstad where they homesteaded in 1900. She obtained a teacher's certificate and taught school at Van Hook, North Dakota.
Hilda married Walter Bohlin on July 14, 1920, at Napoleon. They farmed in the Braddock area. In 1981, she moved to Bismarck and entered Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in June, 1990.
Hilda was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Kintyre and the Wildrose Homemakers Club of Braddock. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, dancing, playing cards and was very active at St. Katherine Catholic Church.
Survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Marjorie and William Eslinger of Bismarck, Marcella and Clifford Loberg of Wahpeton, Eleanor and Patrick McHale of Omaha, Nebraska, and Lucille Shea of Bismarck; one son, George Bohlin of Braddock; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1980; one son-in-law; one daughter-in-law; one grand child, and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 22, 1997, at St. Katherine Catholic Church in Braddock with Rev. Jeff Swack officiating. Music was Eleanor McHale and Kathryn Shea. Readers were Cleo Greenwood, Richard Loberg, and Douglas Loberg. Giftbearers were Hilda's children. Songs were "Household of Faith," "Seek Ye First," "Prayer of St. Francis," "O Lord, I Am Not Worthy," "Song of Farewell", and "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name." Special song was "Who Put the Color in the Rose."
Casketbearers were David Shea, Jon Bohlin, George Eslinger, John Shea, William Lobert, and John McHale.
Burial was in St. Katherine Cemetery in Braddock under the direction of Boelter Funeral Home of Bismarck.

ATKINSON (YASTE), Ethel V. 
RHAME -- Ethel V. Atkinson, 99, Rhame, died Aug. 6, 1996, in the Bowman nursing home. Services will be at 2 p.m. MDT Thursday at Mound Presbyterian Church, Rhame, with burial in Mound Cemetery.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Corwin, Rhame, and Donna Davis, Albuquerque, N.M.; and one brother, Wyman Yaste, Preston, Minn. (Krebsbach Funeral Service, Bowman) 

AUCH (SIEWERT), Lenora 
DICKINSON -- Lenora Siewert, 79, Dickinson, died Nov. 6, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. MST Saturday at Hillside Baptist Church, Dickinson. Further arrangements are pending at Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson. 

DICKINSON -- Lenora Siewert, 79, Dickinson, died Nov. 6, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hillside Baptist Church, Dickinson, with burial in Dickinson Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Gotthilf; four daughters, Ethel Mart, Washburn, Violet Walth, Richardton, Charlene Fraase, Dickinson, and Sharyl Jenkins, Billings, Mont.; one son, Larry, Richardton; six brothers, Rhynold Auch, Florissant, Mo., Arvin Auch, Theophil Auch and Emanuel Auch, all of Dickinson, Edwin Auch, Halliday, and Rudolph Auch, Ada, Minn.; and two sisters, Amanda Frey, Mandan, and Frieda Barry, Billings. (Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson) 

AUCK, Royal C. 
Royal C. Auck, 70, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Coleharbor, died Dec. 30, 1996, in a Colorado Springs hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. MST Friday at Mountain View Mortuary Chapel, Colorado Springs.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine; one son, Chuck, Colorado Springs; one daughter, Roxanne Vaughan, Baltimore, Md.; four brothers, Lyle, Centralia, Mo., Donald, Colorado Springs, Dale, Greenfield, Mo., and Lynn, Coleharbor; and two sisters, Janice Straub, Colorado Springs, and Carol Olson, Minot. 

BACHMEIER (VETTER), Angeline 
Angeline Vetter, 83, of Naperville, Ill., died Monday, Sept. 5, 1994, at her daughter's home. 
Angeline was born Feb. 4, 1911, in Linton, the daughter of Melchior and Christine Bachmeier. She married John Vetter of Linton and they farmed in the Strasburg area before moving to Illinois. 
She was a resident of Naperville since 1965 and a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. 
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Luana Vetter, Fargo, Tom and Shirley Vetter, Machesney Park, Ill. And three daughters and sons-in-law, Angie and Lee Houghton, Waukegan, Ill., Adeline and Jack Koshiol, Naperville, and Isabel and Elon James, Naperville; four brothers, Peter, Martin, Tony, and Leo Bachmeier and three sisters, Elizabeth Braun, Eva Braun, and Regina Wagner; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, one sister and a grandson. 
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 8, 1994, at the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville. 
Burial was in the church cemetery. 

BACHMEIER, Mary 
Mary Bachmeier, 81, Bismarck, died Aug. 21, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Arrangements are pending at Bismarck Funeral Home. 

BACHMEIER, Mathias 'Matt' J. 
Mathias "Matt' J. Bachmeier, 64, of Wishek, died Sunday, September 7, 1997, at the Wishek Nursing Home in Wishek.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 1997, at the St. Margaret-Mary Catholic Church in Drake.
Burial will be at the St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Wishek.

Mathias 'Matt" J. Bachmeier, 64, of Wishek, died Sunday, September 7, 1997, at the Wishek Nursing Home in Wishek.
Mathias was born December 11, 1932, to parents, Joseph M. and Helen (Voller) Bachmeier on a farm north of Drake where he grew up and attended Rosebush country school. As a young man he worked on the family farm until 1953 when he entered the United States Army. He served overseas during the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in 1955. Following his discharge he began work as an electrician for Verendrye Electric out of Velva and was later transferred to Harvey. He married Mary Duchscherer on April 4, 1961, at rural Drake.
He also worked as an electrician for KEM Electric at Steele and was later transferred to Wishek where he made his home for a number of years. In the early 1980's he began working on construction projects throughout North Dakota and neighboring states for Hutton Construction of Towner. Following his retirement in the early 1990's he moved to Drake where he resided until recently entering the Wishek Nursing Home due to ill health.
He was a member of the St. Margaret-Mary Catholic Church of Drake. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and the outdoors.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kurt and Debbie Bachmeier and Joe and Jody Bachmeier, all of Bismarck, Brad Bachmeier of Phoenix, Arizona, three daughters and sons-in-law, Karla and Ronnie Goebel and Doreen Robert Buchholz, all of Wishek, and Darlene and Randy Buchholz of Fargo; 11 grandchildren; seven brothers; Nick Bachmeier of Northwood, Anton Bachmeier of Carrington, Leo Bachmeier of Tacoma, Washington, Philip Bachmeier of Great Falls, Montana, Ben Bachmeier of Minot and Adam and Joe A. Bachmeier, both of Towner, and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Eva Duchscherer of Granville, Magdelena and Eustachius Duchscherer and Helen and Edward Koble, all of Drake.
He was preceded in death by one son, Jack, his parents, and one brother, William.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 11, 1997, at St. Margaret-Mary Catholic Church in Drake.
Burial was in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Wishek under the direction of Bethke-Nelson Funeral Home of Drake. 

BACKEN, Olene 
MADDOCK -- Olene Backen, 84, Maddock, died Nov. 21, 1996, in her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Klara Lutheran Church, rural Maddock, with burial in the church cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Lori Backen, Maddock; and one brother, Oscar Eidsness, Devils Lake. (Nelson Funeral Home, Maddock)

BACKHAUS (YEATER), Vera L. 
Vera L. Backhaus, 91, died Saturday, January 14, 1995, at the Mobridge Regional Hospital, Mobridge, South Dakota.
Vera was born June 15, 1903, near Hazelton to Roy and Anna (Reimer) Yeater. She grew up in Hazelton and attended grade school at Hazelton. She attended two years of High School in Bismarck following which she taught country school for two years near McIntosh, South Dakota, before returning to Hazelton to complete high school and be part of the first graduating class of Hazelton High School. Following this she taught school in the Ganavon school district in SW Emmons County. On June 12, 1926, she married George Backhaus at the Herreid Lutheran Church in Herreid, South Dakota. They made their home on a farm in Emmons County. Following their marriage Vera took time away from teaching to start a family. In 1934, she began teaching again. Vera taught in many schools during her career including Oregon City, Oregon, Opheim, Montana, Igaloo, South Dakota, Mound City, South Dakota, Pollock, South Dakota, and the Hedog Day School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She retired in 1970, after 38 years of teaching and at that time she and her husband moved to Mobridge to be near her daughter where she has since resided.
Vera was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, TLCW and quilting committee. She was a member of the Joy and Rachel Circle. The Gray Ladies, Mobridge Garden Club, and the Mobridge Historical Society.
Vera loved music and played piano and organ and had been the church organist in Pollock, South Dakota and Opheim, Montana. She had also served as Sunday School teacher and Sunday School superintendent. Vera has also been given the "Outstanding Women Award" by the Mobridge Jaycees. She was also very proud of the fact that her great-grandmothers was the granddaughter of Benjamin rush the only doctor to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Survivors include two daughters; Mrs. Kenneth (Donna Mae) Hinson, Neosho, Missouri and E. Joyce Matheny, Mobridge, South Dakota; four sons; LeRoy George Backhaus, Vermillion, South Dakota, Russell Lee Backhaus, Houston, Alaska, Gordon William Backhaus, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Dallas Martin Backhaus, Rochester, Minnesota; 16 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; also one brother Jerome Orville Yeater, Baldwin, and one sister Phyllis O'Hearn, Rapid City, South Dakota.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 19, 1995, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mobridge, South Dakota, with the Rev. E. Douglas Heskin officiating. Organist was Elaine Pringle and soloist was Joyce McClellan. Art Himrich was usher.
Casketbearers were Ronald, Arnold, Clarence, Larry, Leo, Troy, and William Backhaus.
Honorary casketbearers were The Gray Ladies, TLCW Quilting Committee, and the Mobridge Garden Club.
Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Mobridge, South Dakota.

BACON (CHAMPEAU), Lillian A. 
Lillian A. Champeau, 92, St. Vincent's Care Center, died Dec. 21, 1996, in the nursing home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent's Care Center Chapel, with the Revs. Hugo Backes and David Zimmer officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Schenectady, N.Y. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the nursing home. 
Lillian was born into this earthly world, Sept. 15, 1904, in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Louis and Pamela (Trudeau) Bacon. She attended school in St. Johnsbury, Vt. After school she worked with the Sisters of Mercy. Lillian married Wilfred J. Champeau, June 25, 1939, in St. Johnsbury. They had one daughter, Louise Ann. Lillian was the sole survivor of 10 children. Her husband, Wilfred, preceded her in death, Aug. 12, 1975. 
Lillian and her husband, and daughter, Louise, lived in Scotia, N.Y., from their wedding day until the time of Wilfred's death. After his death, Lillian maintained an apartment in Scotia until March 1988. Lillian then moved to Bismarck where she became a resident of Marillac Manor. In November 1993 she became a resident of St. Vincent's Care Center. During Lillian's lifetime she was best known as being a homemaker and caregiver. She loved to garden and take care of her flowers. Her ability to take care of others led her to do volunteer work at the Baptist Nursing Home in Scotia. Upon her arrival at Marillac Manor, she continued her volunteer work at St. Vincent's Care Center. 
Lillian is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Louise and Bob Hesler, Minot; four granddaughters, Kimberly Quirie, San Antonio, Texas, Karen Hesler, Albany, N.Y., Kristen Tully, Burlington, Wash., and Katrina Hornbacher, Bismarck; four great-grandchildren, Megan and Nicole, both of San Antonio, and Taylor and Dalton, both of Bismarck. 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation in care of Sister Colleen Mickelsen at St. Vincent's Care Center, Bismarck.


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