Miscellaneous Burleigh County, North Dakota Obituaries

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BAYER, Robert 
Robert Bayer, 88, died Wednesday, January 4, 1995, in a Bismarck nursing home.
He was born May 5, 1906, near Garrison, the son of Fredrick and Katherine (Mueller) Bayer. Later the family moved into Garrison where he attended school. After graduation from high school, he attended the State School of Science at Wahpeton where he studied electrical engineering for two years.
On June 30, 1931, he married Ruth Wacker of Garrison. He began his electric shop in Garrison in 1928. From 1943 to 1945, he worked at Kaiser Ship Yards in Richmond, California, returning to North Dakota in 1945. From then until 1952, he owned and operated Bayer's Electric, Plumbing and Heating in Garrison.
In 1952, they moved to a farm near Temvik, where they lived until the summer of 1993 when they moved to Bismarck. They spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona for 22 years.
Robert is survived by his wife, Ruth of Bismarck; one daughter and son-in-law, Marlyne and Almit Breuer of Garrison; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three half brothers, Emil of Warren, Minnesota, Herbert of Wadena, Minnesota, and John of Mesa, Arizona, and one half-sister, Edna Sarow of Mesa, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Burton, and a sister, Louise.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 7, 1995, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with burial in the Garrison Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison.
Rev. Carl Lindermann officiated. the organist was Betty Lindermann, and the soloist was Peggy Schadler.
Casket bearers were LeRoy Klaus, Greg DeHaven, Tony Bender, Mark Bayer, Tom Breuer, and Almit Breuer. 

BEACH, Lyle N. 
Lyle N. Beach, 83, of Onaga, Kansas, died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at a Rochester, Minnesota, hospital of leukemia.
Lyle was born March 6, 1914, on a farm south of Havensville, Kansas, the son of Alfred and Leila (Harries) Beach. He graduated from Havensville High School in 1933. Shortly thereafter, he moved to Buhl, Idaho. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1940 to 1947.
He married Lucille Stedman of Temvik on January 10, 1944, in Seattle, Washington. In 1947, they moved to Havensville where Mr. Beach was employed with Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Co., until 1965, when he was transferred to Portland, Indiana. He worked there until his retirement in 1980 at which time they moved to Onaga.
He was a member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Warmego. He was a life member of Post No 85 of the American Legion, Post No 7772 of the Veterns of Foreign Wars and Lodge No. 188, AF&AM, all in Onaga. He was also a member of York Rite Bodies of No. 95 RAM, in Blufton, Indiana; Chapter No. 30 RAM in Muncie, Indiana, and Scottish Rite Bodies No. 32 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille; two daughters, Linda Lindsay and Judy Beach, both of Topeka, Kansas; one son, Lyle Beach, Jr. of Bryan, Ohio; on brother, Edwin Beach of Hughson, California, and five grandchildren.
Mr. Beach was cremated and memorial services were held Monday, April 28, at Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga.
Inurnment was in Buck's Grove Cemetery in Havensville.

BEATTY, Minnie 
MINOT -- Minnie Beatty, 79, Minot, formerly of New Rockford, died Nov. 16, 1996, in a Minot hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford. Further arrangements are pending at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

NEW ROCKFORD -- Minnie Beatty, 79, Minot, died Nov. 16, 1996, in the Minot hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, with burial in Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; one son, Lester, Apple Valley, Minn.; two daughters, Jeanette Christ, Minot, and Connie Bauer, Hazen; four brothers, Dan Mehlhoff, Bottineau, Don Mehlhoff, Salt Lake City, Elmer Mehlhoff, Harrington, Mont., and Bill Mehlhoff; and three sisters, Rosella Klindworth, Fessenden, Agnes Lura, Barlow, and Viola Meade, Fargo. (Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford) 

BECHER, Edward E. 
Edward E. Becher, 74, 308 First Avenue N.E., Mandan, died Jan. 5, 1997, at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. MST Thursday at Peace Church, New Salem, with burial in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, and will continue at the church one hour before services. 
Edward was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Blue Grass, the son of William F. and Hannah (Abraham) Becher. He was raised and educated in Youngtown. Ed farmed in Oliver County until 1957, when he moved to Mandan. He worked for Supercrete, the City of Mandan and Great Plains Research, retiring in 1986. He also served with the Civilian Conservation Corp. 
He is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bennie and Frances, Bismarck, and Harry and Tinette, Mandan; one sister and brother-in-law, Selma and Hilary Lieb, New Salem; three nieces and one nephew. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 

BECHTLE, Eugene J. 
Eugene J. Bechtle of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, died September 10, 1997.
Gene was born in Linton to parents Daniel and Mathilda (Flegel) Bechtle at Linton on April 30, 1912. He attended Linton Public School and graduated from Linton High School.
Gene was employed by the Denroth-Bertheau Bakery in Linton helping with the baking before going to the Twin Cities. He received more schooling at Dunwoody Institute and was employed by Pillsbury Company and worked in their lab for 38 years. His expertise was in quality control as a test baker.
Survivors include his wife, Esther, one daughter, Elaine Hilgers; three grandsons, Jim, Rob, and Greg, and one great grandson, Eric.
Funeral services were held at St. Louis Park Evangelical Free Church on Saturday, September 13, 1997 with Rev. John Cherico and Rev. Quinten Alfors officiating. Organist was Carolyn Peerman and soloist was Noris Nelson.
Casketbearers were Paul Frank, Paul Olson, Marv Mohr, Doug Gullifer, Bill Eggert, and Orwell Erickson.
Burial was in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.

BECHTLE, Oscar 
WISHEK -- Oscar Bechtle, 80, Wishek, died June 29, 1997, in the Wishek hospital. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Wishek, with burial in Lehr Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Viola; three sons, Brooks, Blake and Blair, all of Wishek; and one sister, Janet Hauck, Wishek. (Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek)

BECK, Florence 
KILLDEER -- Florence Beck, 91, Killdeer, died Aug. 6, 1996, in the Killdeer nursing home. Services will be at 10 a.m. MDT Saturday at Killdeer Baptist Church, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery, rural Killdeer.
She is survived by one daughter, Beth Kulish, Bismarck; one son, Jester, Killdeer; and one sister, Bessie Wright, Watford City. (Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson)

BECKER (PAYNE), Charlotte Fern 
Charlotte Fern Becker, 69, Pollock, S.D. died September 9, 1994, in a Bismarck hospital. 
Charlotte Payne was born July 24, 1925, on a farm in the Dale area northwest of Pollock, the daughter of Oscar and Thessel (Grover) Payne. She attended rural school and Ellendale College. She taught grade school in the Union area for several years. She married Alfred Becker, April 28, 1946, at Linton. They farmed northwest of Pollock until 1988 when they moved into Pollock. 
She was a member of Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church and their ladies circle. She was a past member of Linton Hospital Board, secretary-treasurer of Pollock Senior Citizens, and secretary of 5 and 20 Homemakers. 
Survivors include her husband Alfred; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and John Foreman, Belle Fourche, S.D., and Jeanne and LeRoy Lundstrom, Bismarck; six grandchildren; five great-granchildren; two sisters, Vina LaFave, Pollock, S.D. and Lorraine (Mrs. Jack) Shine, Hillsboro. Oregon. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, A. Kenneth; three brothers and one grandson. 
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, September 12, 1994, at Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Floyd Haan officiating. Organist was JoAnn Meyer and the church choir sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace". The congregation sang "Abide With Me". 
Casketbearers were all nephews, Louis and Kevin Payne, Oliver LaFavre and Dan, Merlin and Russell Ryckman. Usher was Gordon Atkinson. 
Burial was in Dale Cemetery, rural Pollock under the direction of Myers-Weigel Funeral Home, Linton

BECKER (BELL), Delores E. 
Delores E. Becker, 72, of Ontario, Oregon, died Friday, April 25, 1997.
Delores was born July 12, 1924, the daughter of Angus and Alyce Bell of Tappen. She married Delbert Becker in Linton, October 4, 1942. They lived in Jamestown until 1966 when they moved to New Plymouth, Idaho, where they both worked for the New Plymouth School District. they later moved to Boise, Idaho, in 1972 where they managed the Park View Apartments until Delbert's death in 1981. She then returned to the New Plymouth/Ontario area.
Delores was a past president of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary in Jamestown, New Plymouth and Ontario. she was also a member of the Eagles Lodge and loved camping, fishing, and crocheting.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Delwin Freymark, Colleen and Joe Cook, all of the New Plymouth, and Ione Aguila of Payette, Idaho; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Linda Becker of Soldotna, Alaska; one brother, Gordon Bell of Bismarck, one sister-in-law, Lois Lundgren of Bismarck; 16 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Lloyd.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Payette with Rev. Earl Traughber officiating.
Burial was in Rosedale memorial Gardens in Payette. 

BECKER (SPERLE), Magdalena 
Magdalena Sperle, 84, Napoleon, died Sunday, December 25, 1994, at the Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.
She was born November 4, 1910, in rural Logan County near Napoleon to Paul and Maria Ann (Heintz) Becker. She was raised on the family farm southeast of Napoleon and educated in rural Logan County schools. She moved with her family to Napoleon where she lived until her marriage to Sebastian Sperle on November 17, 1930, at St. Anthony Catholic Church near Napoleon. They made their home on the Sperle family farm for several years, until they purchased their own farm, S.E. of Napoleon in 1940. They lived and farmed there until retiring in 1974, when they moved to Napoleon. For the past two years they have been residents of the Napoleon Care Center.
Survivors include her husband; Sebastian, Napoleon; two sons, Martin (Ann Marie) Sperle, Napoleon and Leonard (Rose Marie) Sperle, Bismarck; one daughter, Mrs. Anna (Lee) Rathburn, Stamford, Connecticut; 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mary Bitz, Bismarck, Magdelena was preceded in death by her parents three brothers and three sister.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 27, 1994, in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon. Rev. James Lauerman officiated. The organist was Jim Olig.
Burial was in St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery, Napoleon under the direction of Dahlstom Funeral Home, Napoleon.

BECKER, Marie 
HETTINGER -- Marie Becker, 80, Hettinger, died July 7, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m MDT Friday at Hettinger Lutheran Church, with burial in Hettinger Cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Elmer, Lemmon, S.D., and Donald, San Angelo, Texas; two daughters, Elaine Tomovick, Vallejo, Calif., and Debra Poalucci, Thornton, Colo.; and two sisters, Hilda Sanford, Hettinger, and Dorothy Well, Pacific, Wash. (Walby Chapel, Hettinger) 

BECKER, Mary E. 
MCHENRY -- Mary E. Becker, 91, Sauk Rapids, Minn., formerly of McHenry, died Nov. 26, 1996, in a Sauk Rapids nursing home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's and St. Paul's Catholic Church, McHenry, with burial in the church cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Eugene, McHenry, and Edward, Mapelton, Minn.; two daughters, Marjorie Yanke, St. Cloud, Minn., and Betty Smith, McHenry; and one sister, Betty Opp, Fountain, Colo. (Evans Funeral Home, Carrington)

BECKER, Nellie M. 
HETTINGER -- Nellie M. Becker, 85, Hettinger, died July 25, 1996, in the Hettinger hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. MDT Monday at Hettinger Lutheran Church, with burial in Hettinger Cemetery.
She is survived by one daughter, Maxine Nibbe, Mandan; and two sisters, Hazel Markegard, Bucyrus, and Gladys McLaughlin, Lemmon, S.D. (Walby Chapel, Hettinger)

BECKER, Roland 
JAMESTOWN -- Roland Becker, 78, Jamestown, died July 13, 1996, in the Jamestown hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with burial in Ebenfeld Reform Cemetery, rural Streeter.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude; four daughters, Kathleen Enzminger, JoDell Veil, and Jeannette Redlin, all of Jamestown, and Ronalda Sletto, Willow City; three brothers, henry, Streeter, Leonard, Wilton, and Wilbert, Bismarck; and two sisters, Eldena Rau, Bismarck, and Jean Wagner, Pierre, S.D. (Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown)

BECKER, Viola 
Viola Becker, 83, Mandan, died Jan. 4, 1997, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran church, Mandan, with the Rev. Charles Taft officiating. Burial will be in Mandan Union Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan. 
Viola was born June 21, 1913, south of Heil, the daughter of John and Katerina (Hoffer) Ketterling. She attended Rock District School. 
Viola married Pearl Paul Becker, June 18, 1933, in a double wedding. As a young mother she was active in softball and participated in scouting activities with her sons. Later she was very active in making crafts, crocheting and knitting. In her later years her greatest single joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Viola worked various waitress jobs and her last employment was with Osco Drug in Bismarck, where she worked for many years. 
Viola was loved and will be missed dearly by her four sons and daughters-in-law, Lester and Patricia, Colorado Springs, Colo., Dennis and Janice, Naperville, Ill., Ronald and Patricia, Nampa, Idaho, and Gary and Judy, Mandan; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Irma Bellon and Milta Zimmerman, both of Elgin. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; her daughter, Marilyn Jane; one sister, Arlene Kramer, Bismarck; and two brothers, Alvin, Bismarck, and Reuben, Fontana, Calif. 

BECKMAN (LINDEN), Arlene 
HANNOVER -- Arlene Beckman, 62, Hannover, died July 14, 1997, in her home. Arrangements are pending at Eastgate Funeral Service.

Arlene Beckman, 62, Hannover, died July 14, 1997, in her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of St. Martin, Center, with the Rev. Austin Vetter officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and one hour before services at the church, where a rosary will be said at 7 tonight.
Arlene Linden was born March 20, 1935, in Braddock, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Linden. The family moved to Driscoll where Arlene was raised and educated. She attended college in Fargo. After college she moved to Bismarck and worked in the secretary of state's office for more than 20 years. She married Burton Beckman, Sept. 26, 1975, in Bismarck. After their marriage, they moved to rural Hannover, where they farmed.
She is survived by her husband, Burton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Leland and Diane Ternes, Radcliff, Ky., and Henry Ternes, Fargo; two daughters, Debra Rothschiller, Mandan, and Denise Ternes, Fargo; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Rothschiller, Katherine Rothschiller and Chardonnay Ternes; one great-grandson, Alex; and one brother, Frank Linden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Dick and James Linden. (Eastgate Funeral Service) 

Arlene Beckman, 62, of Hannover died Monday, July 14, 1997, in her home.
Arlene was born March 20, 1935, in Braddock, the daughter of Henry and Margaret Linden. The family moved to Driscoll where Arlene was raised and educated. She attended college in Fargo. After college she moved to Bismarck and worked in the Secretary of State's office for more than 20 years. She married Burton Beckman, September 26, 1975, in Bismarck. After their marriage they moved to rural Hannover, where they moved to rural Hannover, where they farmed.
Survivors include her husband, Burton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Leland and Diane Ternes of Radcliff, Ken and henry Ternes of Fargo; two daughters, Debra Rothschiller, of Mandan and Denise Ternes of Fargo; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Rothschiller, Katherine Rothschiller, and Chardonnay Ternes; one great-grandson, Alex, and one brother, Frank Linden.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dick and James Linden.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 17, 1997, in Church of St. Martin at Center with the Rev. Austin Vetter officiating. Organist was Cindy Berg and vocalists were Michelle Pelerine and Gail Schneider.
Casketbearers were Scott Albers, Toby Croteau, Marvin Beckman, Brendan Flemmer, Anthony Berger, and Wayne Lang.
Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery in Center under the direction of Eastgate Funeral Service of Bismarck.

BEHRENS, Alfred W. "Al", Sr. 
Alfred W. Behrens Sr., 73, Bismarck, died Aug. 12, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Our
Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bismarck.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, where a prayer service will begin
at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Visitation will continue at the church one hour before services.

Alfred W. "Al" Behrens Sr., 73, Bismarck, died Aug. 12, 1996, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at
Our Savior's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Carl Lindemann officiating. Burial will be in Mandan Union
Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, and will continue at the church one
hour before services. A prayer service will begin at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.
Alfred W. was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Flasher, the son of George and Ella (Brueggemann) Behrens. He grew up in rural
Mandan and graduated from Mandan High School in 1940. After graduation, Al was employed as a salesman with Gamble
Robinson and transferred to Minot. He married Donna Steckler June 13, 1945, in Mandan. They owned Corner Grocery
Store in Bismarck for one year. In 1947, Al began a distinguished 38-year career with Montana-Dakota Utilities as manager of
special marketing. Since his retirement in 1985, Al was able to enjoy many hours of gardening with much success.
Al was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Bismarck. During his lifetime he taught Sunday school and held various
church offices. In 1981, Al was inducted into the Bismarck-Mandan Bowlers Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; one son and daughter-in-law, Al Jr. and Linda; one grandson, Brent; and two
granddaughters, Adrienne and Stacy, all of Bismarck.
He was preceded in death by his parents. 

BELAKJON, Arne M. 
SCRANTON -- Arne M. Belakjon, 75, Scranton, died Nov. 21, 1996, at his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. MST Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, Scranton, with burial in Haley Cemetery, Scranton. 
He is survived by his wife, Eileen; one daughter, Roxanne, Bowman; and one son, David, Fort Peck, Mont. (Krebsbach Funeral Service, Bowman) 

BELL (BECKER), Delores E. 
Delores E. Becker, 72, of Ontario, Oregon, died Friday, April 25, 1997.
Delores was born July 12, 1924, the daughter of Angus and Alyce Bell of Tappen. She married Delbert Becker in Linton, October 4, 1942. They lived in Jamestown until 1966 when they moved to New Plymouth, Idaho, where they both worked for the New Plymouth School District. they later moved to Boise, Idaho, in 1972 where they managed the Park View Apartments until Delbert's death in 1981. She then returned to the New Plymouth/Ontario area.
Delores was a past president of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary in Jamestown, New Plymouth and Ontario. she was also a member of the Eagles Lodge and loved camping, fishing, and crocheting.
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Delwin Freymark, Colleen and Joe Cook, all of the New Plymouth, and Ione Aguila of Payette, Idaho; one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Linda Becker of Soldotna, Alaska; one brother, Gordon Bell of Bismarck, one sister-in-law, Lois Lundgren of Bismarck; 16 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother, Lloyd.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, 1997, at Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Payette with Rev. Earl Traughber officiating.
Burial was in Rosedale memorial Gardens in Payette. 

BEMENT, William Christian "Bill", III 
W.C. ``Bill'' Bement III, 70, 3007 Ontario Lane, died Nov. 5, 1996, in his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Corpus Christi, Bismarck, with burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck. Further arrangements are pending. 

William Christian ``Bill'' Bement III, 70, 3007 Ontario Lane, died Nov. 5, 1996, in his home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Corpus Christi, Bismarck, with the Rev. Steve Zastoupil officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan, with military rites by Bismarck Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1326.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Service, where a rosary will be said at 6:30 tonight.
Bill was born April 13, 1926, in Redfield, S.D., the son of William H. and Clara (Satter) Bement. He was raised in Bismarck and attended St. Mary's Catholic School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Jan. 5, 1944, and served during World War II. He reached the rank of quarter master third class and served on the U.S.S. Colahan (DD658). Bill was in the Pacific Theater and had engaged in nine major battles, which took him to the Hawaiian Islands, Marshall Island, Guam, Ulithi, Palau, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Formosa and Japan. For his service, he was decorated with the Second Campaign Medal (7 stars), First American Theater (1 star), Third Philippine Liberation Medal (2 stars) and a World War II Victory Medal. Bill was a dedicated and patriotic citizen, proud to serve his country.
After the war, he returned to Bismarck and worked at Ward Motor Co. as a bookkeeper. He married Royann Small on July 9, 1947. Bill and Royann moved to Solen in 1954, where they raised their seven children on a cattle ranch until 1977. Bill then retired and moved to Bismarck. He was employed at the Elbow Room until his recent years.
Bill, known as ``Big Bill'' to many, will be remembered for his genuinely generous heart. He is a member of Bismarck Elks, VFW, American Legion, Amvets, AARP, 40 et 8 and the Eagles.
He is survived by his wife, Royann; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Bonnie Bement and Bill Kranz, Stillwater, Minn., Lottie and Mike Turman, and Jayne Bement and Ron Miller, all of Bismarck, and Jill Bement, St. Paul, Minn.; three sons and daughters-in-law, William R. IV and Debbie, Plymouth, Minn., Casey and Cindy, Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Kelly and Linda, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; 15 grandchildren, Charlie, Gwen and Abbey Gierke, Laura Boucher, Emily and Michael Turman, Amy Bement, Ben, Annie and Timmy Bement, Katie, Kristie and Casey Bement, B.J. Barker and Savannah and Hailey Miller; and two sisters, Barbara Colling and Joan Sisk; one brother, David; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jack and Tom.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials.


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