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BAERWALD (WEIGUM), Betty 
HAZEN -- Betty Weigum, 86, Hazen, died Nov. 9, 1996, in a Bismarck nursing home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. MST Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen. Further arrangements are pending with Seibel Funeral Home, Hazen. 

HAZEN -- Betty Weigum, 86, Hazen, died Nov. 9, 1996, in a Bismarck nursing home. Services will be at 2 p.m. MST Tuesday, at Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen, with the Revs. Walt Wolff and Duane Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Greg, Justin and Mark Bohrer, Vernon Baszler, Gerald Galloway and Jack McCrory.
Visitation will be during 1-6 p.m. today at the church.
Betty was born March 20, 1910, at Egeland, a daughter of Samuel and Amanda (Krueger) Baerwald. She was raised and educated north of Hazen. She worked for a former U.S. senator and North Dakiota governor, John Moses and family. On June 6, 1929, she married Fred Weigum at Egeland. They farmed north of Hazen for 5[1/2] years, then moved to Hazen, where they went into partnership in the German Kitchen Restaurant, which they operated until 1949.
Betty was organist for Peace Lutheran Church in Hazen for 42 years and was also the choir director for the majority of that time. She taught Sunday school and Bible school and was active in the church women's organization. She was a charter member of the Hazen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Fred died Sept. 28, 1995, and Betty moved to Bismarck in October 1995. In July 1996 she became a resident of the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center.
She is survived by her children, Donna Jean and Bill Roleder, Penn Valley, Calif., Marlene and Duane Bohrer, Bismarck, and Jim Weigum, Parshall; her grandchildren, Jon and Pam Roleder and Joy and David Kunz, all of California, Greg and Patty Bohrer and Mark and Kim Bohrer, all of Bismarck, and Beth Bohrer, Houston, Texas; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lillian Galloway, Beulah, and Ella Baszler, Underwood.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fred; one sister; and one infant twin sister. (Seibel Funeral Home, Hazen) 

BAILEY (ANDERSON), 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.

BAIR (DRALLE), Dell 
Dell Bair, 94, of Bismarck, died Tuesday, September 2, 1997, in a Bismarck hospital.
Dell was born August 11, 1903, the daughter of Robert E. Lee and Annie May (Dance) Dralle. Her parents moved their young family from Missouri to North Dakota just after the turn of the century and Dell was first of their eight children to be born in North Dakota. Dell grew up in Britton and Menoken of Burleigh County, moving to Bismarck with one of her sisters to attend high school. Her marriage to Lawrence W. Bair took place in 1925 at St. Mary's Church. To their union were born four children. Lawrence died unexpectedly in 1938 and she went out of the home to work. She was employed at the First National Bank, where she became the person in charge of safety deposit boxes. She also cooked wonderful meals, especially on holidays, and whoever was too far from home and would be alone was brought into her family for the day. She was a talented seamstress, much to the delight and benefit of her three daughters. She enjoyed crocheting afgans for her children and grandchildren, traveling to visit them and her friends. Dell and a sister traveled by jet plane to visit the sister's daughter in Germany, and they likened the time it took to just a little longer and a whole lot more comfortable than the trip from home to Bismarck in the wagon when they were children. She shared a number of trips and retirement adventures with a childhood friend, Hazel Ludemann, of Bismarck, For the last 25 years, after a stroke, she was increasingly homebound which she shared with and was cared for by her daughter, Kathleen. In the past six years she had a number of wonderful "grandma sitters," Mary Goetz and Ella Nordby Nayes, and her special prime caregiver and friend, Caroline Butler.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald L. and Mitzi Bair of Santa Cruz, California; three daughters and one son-in-law, Joan and John Klemer and Kathleen M. Bair, all of Bismarck and Eileen R. Bisi of Alameda, California; five grandsons, Nicholas Bair, Larry Bair, Lawrence Klemer, Michael Marini, and Robert Bisi; one granddaughter, Michelle Alexander; three great-grandchildren, Casey and Semile Bair and Evan Webb, and one great-great-grandson, Andrew Christianson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, five sisters, Maggie Baker, Ethel Welch, Fay Ebeling, Clara Blensly Helgerson, and Edna Hamlin; two brothers, Chester Dralle and Albert Dralle and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 6, 1997, at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck with the Rev. Thomas E. Kramer officiating.
Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Bismarck under the direction of Boelter Funeral Home of Bismarck.

BAIRD, Ralph Eugen 
WIBAUX, Mont. -- Ralph Eugen Baird, 74, Wibaux, died July 24, 1997, at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. MDT Monday at Christian Fundamental Church, Wibaux.
He is survived by two sons, Charles, Wibaux, and Wayne, Calgary, Alberta, and three daughters, Bonnie Wicka, Dickinson, Roberta Allerdings, Plevna, Mont., and Jonny Baird, Hazen. (Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home, Beach) 

BAKER, Bruce 
MINOT -- Bruce Baker, 74, Minot, died Aug. 3, 1996, in a Minot hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot, with burial in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
He is survived by three sons, David, Robert and Larry, all of Minot; one daughter, Cheryl Evans, Dalton, Ga.; four brothers, Ray, Jamestown, Grant, LaMoure, Leslie, LaCrosse, Wis., and Lester, Dickinson; and six sisters, Lillian Ellingson, Phoenix, Fern Baker, Jamestown, Olive Ackerman, Sioux Falls, S.D., Florence McClean, Jamestown, Mabel Noot, Valley City, and Lottie Retzlaff, Napoleon. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot) 

BAKER, Everette 
PARSHALL -- Everette Baker, 76, Parshall, died July 3, 1996, in his home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Church of Christ, Parshall, with burial in Parshall Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma; three sons, Ron, Redwood City, Calif., Brad, Stanley, and Rod, Garrison; seven daughters, Judy Hallingstad and Dianna Baker, both of Redwood City, and Roberta Ranum, Vicky Johnson, Sheila Steele, Janet Baker and Susan Dixon, all of Parshall; and three sisters, Norma Johnson and Adelaide Waller, Parshall, and Phyllis Bosley, Kalispel, Mont. (Johnson Funeral Home, Parshall) 

BAKER, Irma 
JAMESTOWN -- Irma Baker, 93, Jamestown, died Jan. 12, 1997, in Jamestown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with burial in Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown. 
She is survived by three sons, Eldon, Roy and Darrell, all of Jamestown; four daughters, Marcella Murch, Carol Hillstrom and Laurie Hamm, all of Jamestown, and Ethel Anderson, Ely, Iowa. (Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown) 

BAKER, Merci Mae 
NEW TOWN -- Merci Mae Baker, the infant daughter of James and Delphine Baker, died April 30, 1997, at her home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, New Town, with burial in Riverview Cemetery, New Town. 
She is survived by her parents; two sisters, Tesea and Jesse, both at home; one brother, James, at home; and her grandparents, John and Teresa Danks, New Town, and Almeda Baker. (Johnson Funeral Home, New Town) 

BAKKE, John H. 
GRAND FORKS -- John H. Bakke, 92, Grand Forks, died Dec. 22, 1996, in the Halstad, Minn., nursing home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sharon Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery, Crookston, Minn. 
He is survived by one daughter, Laurel Ecklund, Fargo; two brothers, James, Grand Rapids, Minn., and George, Nielsville, Minn.; and one sister, Elaine Eidsmoe, Nielsville. (Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks) 

BAKKEN, Alfred 
NAPOLEON -- Alfred Bakken, 82, Napoleon, died Dec. 10, 1996, in the Wishek hospital. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon, with the Rev. Gary Connors-Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Napoleon Cemetery.
Jean Lang will serve as organist, with special music provided by Danita Bitz. Pallbearers will be his sons, Rodney C., Andrew J., Thomas A., Robert K., and Carlas B. Bakken. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon, and will continue at the church one hour before services.
Alfred was born March 14, 1913, in rural Logan County, Cokato Township, northeast of Napoleon. He was the son of Andrew and Beret (Torness) Bakken. Alfred was raised on the family farm and received his education in rural Cokato Township Schools in rural Logan County. He completed his education and continued to live at home and farm with his family. On Sept. 11, 1940, he married Martha Lang at Napoleon. They returned to the Bakken family farm 12 miles northeast of Napoleon, where they lived and farmed until 1972. The couple moved to Napoleon that year and Alfred continued to farm from town until 1981 when he retired. Even though he was retired from the farm continued to play an important part in his life as he continued to check on the farming activities.
Alfred was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Napoleon and served on the Cokato Township Board and the Cokato Township School Board for many years, having served as its president for several years.
He is survived by five sons and four daughters-in-law, Rodney C. and Ardyth, Bothell, Wash., Andrew J. and Sharlene, Napoleon, Thomas A. and Marjorie, Seattle, Robert K., and Carlas B. and Rhonda, all of Bismarck; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Carrie O. Engle, Lisbon, Anna Carlson, Napoleon, and Marie Loiya, Perham, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; two grandsons, Jon Paul and Eric Bakken; and one sister, Inga Hardin.

BAKKEN (HELLAND), Thelma I. 
COOPERSTOWN -- Thelma Helland, 85, Cooperstown, died July 3, 1996, in the Cooperstown hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Binford. Further arrangements are pending. 

Thelma I. Helland, 85, Binford, died July 3, 1996, in the Cooperstown hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church, Binford, with burial in Binford Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Rudy; three sons, Arden, Pasadena, Md., David, Rockford, Ill., and Lowell, Binford; one daughter, Karen Nordvall, Bismarck; one sister, Esther Olson, Verndale, Minn.; and one brother, Oliver Bakken, Binford. (Quam-Plaisted Funeral Home, Cooperstown) 

BALDWIN, Donald L. 
Donald L. Baldwin, 78, of Geneseo, died Thursday, May 8, 1997.
Donald was born of August 31, 1918, in Marboe Township, rural Geneseo, the son of Lawrence and Mary Leona (Arnold) Baldwin. He grew up on the farm and attended country school, and then he farmed. He went to Hood River, Oregon, for a year and then returned to the Geneseo area. On Jun 1, 1942, he was united in marriage to Ramona James, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loren James of Linton, at Wibaux, Montana. After their marriage they farmed and lived on the Olaf Olson farm until 1950 when they moved to the home farm south of Geneseo. He farmed until 1993 when he retired and they continued to live on the farm.
He was an avid gardener and enjoyed doing woodworking.
Donald was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he was active in the church, was treasurer for 38 yeas and was an elder, past Republican precinct committee man for many years and member of the Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife, Ramona; two sons and one daughter-in-law, James Baldwin of Anchorage, Alaska and Duayne and Carol Baldwin of rural Geneseo; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marian and Randy Wasvick of rural Underwood, Minnesota, and Denise and Wayne Jelinek of Storm Lake, Iowa; two sisters, and brothers-in-law, pat and Roland Twite of East Grand Forks, Minnesota, Jeanne and Earl Risdall of Rapid City, South Dakota; eight grandchildren, Robert Nikki, Bridget, Brian, and Amy Baldwin, Christopher, Monique, and Chentel Wasvick, and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 10, 1997, at First Presbyterian Church at Veblen, South Dakota with Rev. Sue Hyde officiating. Organist was Vivian Monson and solist was Holly Butrum.
Casketbearers were Pat Lien, Brian Baldwin, Christopher Wasvick, Phillip Freeman, Russell Guy and Tim Gleason.
Honorary pallbearers were "all his friends".
Burial was in the Veblen Cemetery in Veblen under the direction of Frank Family Funeral Home.

BALLIET (FRIED), Bertha 
Bertha Fried, 80, of Bismarck, died Friday, January 9, 1998, in a Bismarck hospital.
Bertha Balliet was born on January 23, 1917, in Linton, the daughter of William and Bertha (Schafer) Balliet. She attended rural schools in the Temvik area. On December 27, 1946, she married Alfred Fried. They moved to Hazelton following their marriage, where they raised their family. They then moved to Bismarck in 1988.
Bertha enjoyed flowers and plants, gardening, and spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Gary Milligan of Fargo; one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Diane Fried of Bismarck; four sisters, Elsie Nelson of Linton, Tillie Grossman of Hazelton, Martha Balliet of Bismarck and Adeline Reich of Bismarck; one brother, Ernest Balliet of Hazelton, and three great-grandchildren, Robby, Skyler and Arianna Fried, all of Fargo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Clara Rooker, and her husband, Alfred, in 1996.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 12, 1998, at Our Saviours Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bismarck with the Rev. C. Lindemann officiating.
Perry Funeral Home of Mandan was in charge of arrangements.

BALTZER (GREITL), Barbara E. 
Barbara E. Baltzer, 79, 1110 E. Coulee Road, died Aug. 1, 1997, in Lakewood, Calif. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Church of the Cross, Bismarck, with the Rev. Keith D. Odney officiating. Burial will be in Napoleon. 
Visitation will be from noon-9 p.m. Wednesday at Bismarck Funeral Home, and will continue at the church one hour before services.
Barbara Baltzer was born March 31, 1918, in McClusky, to Joseph and Bess (Winberg) Greitl. She grew up and attended school in Napoleon. Barbara served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. She was united in marriage on April 12, 1947, to Vernon Baltzer in Jamestown. For 15 years, Barbara worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Bismarck. She loved to work in her flower garden.
She is survived by four sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael and Renae, Tim and Terry, all of Bismarck, and Bruce, St. Paul, Minn.; one daughter, Sharman Newman, Hibbing, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Zersha Zech, Todd Newman, Kari Newman, Stephanie Baltzer, Julie Baltzer, Michael Baltzer and Ann Baltzer; one brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Meddie Greitl, California; and four sisters and one brother-in-law, Tena and Tom Murphy, Betty Malloy, Beverly Dorsey and Erma Atkins, all of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; an infant son, Joel Kevin; and four brothers, Gerald Greitl, Fred Greitl, Mike Greitl and Jim Greitl.

BALUKI (SORENSEN), Ruby Louise 
GARRISON -- Ruby L. Sorensen, 76, Garrison, died May 26, 1997, in the Garrison nursing home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Garrison, with the Rev. Gene Lindemann officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be noon-6 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison. A vigil-prayer service will begin at 8 tonight at the church. Visitation will continue at the church one hour before services.
Ruby Louise Balucki was born Sept. 9, 1920, near Max, the daughter of Jacob and Paulina (Albus) Balucki. She grew up in the Max area and attended Crystal Rural School. On Oct. 28, 1937, she married Robert Sorensen in Garrison. They lived near Garrison until 1985, when they moved into Garrison. Robert died Nov. 20, 1995.
Ruby was a member of Crystallite Homemakers and St. Anne's Altar Society. She was a good seamstress, and enjoyed working outdoors. She liked golfing and playing cards.
She is survived by four daughters and three sons-in-law, Arlene and Carson Crowder, Sacramento, Calif., Merle Torkelson, Washburn, Carol and Daniel LaMantain-Leatherman, Perris, Calif., and Patricia and Melvin Birkholz, Garrison; eight
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank, Max; one sister, Paulina Fiske, Long Beach, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, Roger and Kelly; and several brothers and sisters.

BALVITSCH, Arlene 
CARRINGTON -- Arlene Balvitsch, 76, Carrington, died Dec. 17, 1996, in the Carrington nursing home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, McHenry. Further arrangements are pending at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

BANYAI, Leslie N. 
MOTT -- Leslie N. Banyai, 62, Mott, died July 29, 1997, in the Hettinger hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. MDT Saturday at Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Mott, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Maggie; one daughter, Sara, Mott; one son, Steven, Mott; his mother, Sophie Banyai, Clear Lake, Minn.; six brothers, Ray, Buffalo, Minn., Frank, Bismarck, Nick, Elgin, Eugene and Claude, both of Monticello, Minn., and Myron, Clearwater; and four sisters, Sophie Peitz, North Branch, Minn., Luella Cave, Rice, Minn., Susanna Stopls, Clearwater, and Imogene Worm, St. Joseph, Minn. (Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home, Mott) 

BARANKO (EVONIUK), Olga 
BELFIELD -- Olga Baranko, 86, Belfield, died Aug. 16, 1996, in a Dickinson nursing home. Services will be held at 9 a.m. MDT Monday at St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Fairfield, with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Fairfield.
She is survived by two sons, Emil and Orest, both of Fairfield; five sisters, Lucille Ewoniuk, Phelan, Calif., Mildred O'Hara, Anaheim, Calif., Mary Powell, Oregon City, Ore., Cecelia Miller, Farmington, N.M., and Mabel Grosaluk, Billings, Mont.; and five brothers, Walter Evoniuk and August Evoniuk, Dickinson, Joseph Evoniuk and Steve Evoniuk Jr., Belfield, and Michael Evoniuk, Longmont, Colo. (Mischel-Olson Chapel, Dickinson) 

BARBIE, Donald D. 
Donald D. Barbie, 79, 1020 N. 16th St., died July 11, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Boelter Funeral Home, with Maurice Dance, his brother-in-law, officiating.
Donald Barbie was born Aug. 19, 1916, in Bismarck, where he was raised and educated. Following his graduation from Bismarck High School in 1935, he graduated from Bismarck Junior College. Donald entered the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in artillery operations in Hawaii and the Aleutian Islands. He married Marian A. Dance, July 3, 1948, in Bismarck. Donald graduated from University of North Dakota in 1950 with a degree in civil engineering. He served with the Army Corp of Engineers and participated in building Garrison Dam. Donald worked for Badgett Mine Stripping in Kansas and Pennsylvania and returned to Bismarck where he was employed by Delzer Construction. He worked at North Dakota State Highway Department from 1957 until his retirement in 1978.
Donald Barbie is survived by his wife, Marian; one son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Shirley, Austin, Texas; one daughter,
Donna Kessler, Daytona Beach, Fla.; one granddaughter, Katrina Schmidt, New Orleans; and two sisters, Irma Markley, Bismarck, and Grace Wolitarsky, Turtle Lake.
The family requests contributions to a favorite charity in lieu of flowers. 

BARBOT, Germaine 
ROLETTE -- Germaine Barbot, 86, Rolette, died July 12, 1997, in a Minot hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rolette. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
She is survived by six daughters, Dorothy Lukach, Minot, Lorraine Grensteiner, Bismarck, Irene Scott, Lady Lake, Fla., Corene Houle, Brook Park, Minn., Yvette Bruflodt, Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Eleanor Castelli, Grand Forks; four sons, Armand, Williston, Gerard and Kevin, both of Rolette, and Daniel, Minot; and four sisters, Lenore Malo, Rolette, Alma Berube, Rolla, Marie Martinson, Yreka, Wash., and Cecelia Dease, Seattle. (Nero Funeral Home, Bottineau).

BARLAND (BENNETT), Bernice 
COLEHARBOR -- Bernice Amelia Barland, 75, Coleharbor, died May 7, 1997, in her home after a long illness. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Edwin's Catholic Church, Washburn, with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Washburn. 
She is survived by her husband, Leroy; one son, Joseph, Hazen; two daughters, Janice Barland, Coleharbor, and Margaret Stadick, Beulah; one sister, Vivian Hibbing, Denver; and two brothers, Leroy Bennett, Poway, Calif., and William Bennett, Beulah. (Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn) 

BARNES, B.Q. "Barney" 
MINOT -- B.Q. "Barney" Barnes, 72, Minot, died May 8, 1997, in a Minot hospital. Services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, with burial in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot. 
He is survived by two sons, Dennis, Bismarck, and Ordell, Ham Lake, Minn.; two daughters, Julie Kakac, Chaska, Minn., and LaRae Miller, California; one brother, Stanley, Silver Bay, Minn. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot) 

BARNEY, Yvonne 
FARGO -- Yvonne R. Barney, 63, Fargo, died May 15, 1997, in a Fargo hospital. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral, Fargo. Burial will be in Naytahwaush, Minn. She is survived by one son, Shawn, Bismarck; her mother, Esther Horne, Wahpeton; and one sister, Dianne Kjelbertson, Naytahwaush, Minn. (Ivers-Landblom Funeral Home, Fargo)

BARTELSON (JORDET), Olga 
PARSHALL -- Olga Bartelson, 82, Parshall, died Dec. 25, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, Parshall, with burial in Parshall Cemetery. 
She is survived by her husband, Ralph; one son, Neil, Parshall; three daughters, Diane Fischer, Jane Haught and Jean Valer, all of Bismarck; one brother, Norman Jordet, Columbus, Mont.; and two sisters, Eleanor Long, Durango, Colo., and Delia Driscoll, Lomita, Calif. (Johnson Funeral Home, Parshall) 

BARTH, Harold A. 
Harold A. Barth, 65, of Billings Montana, died Sunday, October 26, 1997, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings following a massive stroke.
Harold was born on the family farm near Crown Butte on October 3, 1932, to parents, Matt and Monica (Yantzer) Barth. He was raised in Mandan and moved to Billings in 1954. On August 21, 1964, he married Dorothy Daubert.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; six daughters, and four sons-in-law, Nancy and Larry Aalgaard, Mary and Doug Gillen of Cool, California, Peggy J. Schock, Linda and Randy Barth, Carol and Paul Fasching, and Lisa Barth; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bud and Devvi Barth and Craig Barth; two brothers, Richard and Robert Barth of Bismarck, and four sisters, Agnes Wagner of Dickinson, Lillian Sandwick and Darlene Brandner, both of Linton, and Betty Forderer of Bismarck; seven grandchildren, Julie, Shawn and A.J., Pam and Lori, and Andy and Ryan; two great-grandchildren, Colton and Ashleigh, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bill and Matt, and a granddaughter, Erica Gillen.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 30, 1997, at St. Pius X Church in Billings.
Burial was in Terrace Gardens Cemetery in Billings under the direction of Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist Alderson.

BARTH, Sister Bartholomew (Theresa) 
Sister Bartholomew Barth, 85, a founding member of the Benedictine Sisters of Annunciation Priory, died Nov. 23, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Annunciation Priory Chapel.
A wake is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. today at the priory, and continues until the time of the funeral.
Sister Bartholomew, a Benedictine for 61 years, loved her God and had a strong commitment to her community and family. She was honest and direct with others, putting their needs before her own. A housekeeper for 48 years, Sister Bartholomew valued doing the best she could and made sure areas in her care were neat and orderly. She continued to work until a week before her death.
Theresa Barth was born Dec. 26, 1910, the fifth of 10 children of John and Celestine Barth. She grew up on a farm near Almont, and entered in 1933 St. Benedict's Convent in St. Joseph, Minn. She made her monastic profession, July 11, 1935.
Her first assignment as a Benedictine was to St. Joseph's Convent in Dickinson. She also did housekeeping in convents in Mott, Mandan and Bismarck, at St. Alexius Medical Center, and served at the University of Mary from 1969-1981. She cared for the elderly for 13 years at St. Benedict's Home in Dickinson.
She is survived by two brothers, Leo, Mandan, and Harry, Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Elizabeth Frenzel, Dickinson, and Tillie Ramelow, Spokane; and the Benedictines of Annunciation Priory. (Boelter Funeral Home) 

BARTON, Lowell H. 
Lowell H. Barton, 83, of Santa Cruz, CA, died July 20, 1994 in the Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, CA after a brief illness. 
Lowell Barton was a native of Braddock. He was a veteran of World War II, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1942 through 1946, as a Staff Sergeant. He worked for many years with Safeway Stores. He retired to Aptos in 1973. 
He enjoyed golf and woodworking, especially miniature models. 
Survivors include two sisters, Marion Beal and Louise Vance., both of Lake Forest, CA and by numerous nieces and nephews. 
Lowell was preceded in death by his wife, Josene Barton, who passed away in Nov., 1992. 
Santa Cruz Memorial Park Funeral Home, Santa Cruz, CA was in charge of arrangements. 
Burial will be in the Braddock Cemetery, Braddock at a later date. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mr. Barton's memory to the American Cancer Society. 

BARTSCH (WAGNER), Helen 
GOODRICH -- Helen Wagner, 75, Goodrich, died Nov. 8, 1996, in the Underwood nursing home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Peace Lutheran Church, Goodrich. Burial will be in Goodrich City Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Enoch, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Mike Bartsch, Choteau, Mont., and Victor Bartsch, Harvey; and two sisters, Mary Wells, Sylvania, Ohio, and Magdalena Leier, Esmond. (Hertz Funeral Home, McClusky)

BASTING (MOSBRUCKER), Helen M. 
Helen M. Basting, 75, Grand Forks, died July 12, 1997, in a Bismarck nursing home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Bismarck, with the Rev. Thomas E. Kramer officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at Boelter Funeral Home, Bismarck, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services, at the church.
Helen Mosbrucker was born July 28, 1921 in Fort Clark, N.D., the daughter of Rufus and Katherine Mosbrucker. She was raised and educated in Center. After graduating from Center High School, Helen attended Dickinson Teachers College, and later would teach school at the Blue Grass and Center rural schools. On June 24, 1944 she married Frank Basting at Center. After their marriage they lived in Mandan, Center, Glen Ullin and Grand Forks.
Helen enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading and ceramics. She was involved with the Homemakers Club, Bridge Club, V.F.W. Auxiliary and various church activities.
She is survived by her husband, Frank, Grand Forks; three daughters and one son-in-law, Susan Edyveam and her friend, Dennis DiJulio, Seattle, Julie Boehler, Bismarck, and Carol and Kenny Fitterer, Lewistown, Mont.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Andy and Frances and Karen, all of Grand Forks; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and George Seifert, and Dorothy and Joseph Seifert, all of Bismarck, and Agnes and Rudy Weizgarber, Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; one brother in infancy; and one granddaughter, Marci Boehler. 

BAUCH, Alvin E. 
Alvin E. Bauch, 74, Mesa, Ariz., a retired electrician, member of local 714 IBEW and six-year resident of Billings, Mont., died Nov. 25, 1996, in a Mesa hospital. Services will be at 3 p.m. MST Friday at Michelotti, Sawyers and Nordquist Mortuary, Billings, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Billings.
The son of the late Henry and Rosina (Schultz) Bauch, he was born April 14, 1922, in McLean County. He was the widower of Elsie Wiest Bauch.
Alvin was a member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Billings.
He is survived by three sisters, Amanda Finke and Hannah Evenson, both of Eugene, Ore., and Mayta Morey, Lewiston, Idaho; four sons, Marlynn, Monroe, N.Y., James, Helena, Mont., Duane, Whitefish, Mont., and Rodney, Bainbridge Island, Wash.; three daughters, Sheryl Gonzales, Billings, Carol Davidson, Macomb, Ill., and Kay Richter, Pleasanton, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.
The family prefers memorials to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd or your local congregation.


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