Miscellaneous Burleigh County, North Dakota Obituaries

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Dorothy Semmens
CARRINGTON -- Dorothy Semmens, 79, Carrington, died Jan. 29, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Federated Church, Carrington, with burial in Carrington Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, George; two sons, Gerald Puterbaugh, Sioux Falls, S.D., and James Puterbaugh, Carrington; three daughters, Carrie Purcell, Janette Duursma and Sharon Hewitt, all of Carrington; two sisters, Leona Hanson and Lillian Page, both of Carrington; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. (Evans Funeral Home, Carrington)
 
JoAnn Yocum
JoAnn Yocum, 69, Bemidji, Minn., formerly of Bismarck, died Jan. 26, 2000, in a Bemidji care center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Bemidji, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji.
She is survived by three sisters, Marie King, Menosha, Wis., Jean Johnson, Bemidji, and Pat Webster, Sauk Rapids, Minn.; and two brothers, Fred Yocum, Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Don Yocum, Grand Rapids, Minn. (Cease Family Funeral Home, Bemidji)
 
Harvey Soule
NAPOLEON -- Harvey Soule, 93, Napoleon, died Jan. 26, 2000, in the Napoleon care center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hazelton Presbyterian Church, with burial in Glencoe Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday.
He is survived by one son, Herbert, Auburn, Wash.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Steiner, Miles City, Mont. (Myers Funeral Home, Linton)
 
Katharina Wagner
LINTON -- Katharina Wagner, 93, Linton, died Jan. 27, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital. Arrangements are pending at Myers Funeral Home, Linton.
 
Valentine Berger
DICKINSON -- Valentine F. Berger, 74, Dickinson, died Jan. 26, 2000, in the Dickinson hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson, with burial in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Polly; four sons, Carl, Twin Falls, Idaho, Randy, Dickinson, Tim, New Hope, Minn., and Howard, Twin Falls; one daughter, Karen Thielen, Newberg, Ore.; one brother, George, Dickinson; two sisters, Tillie Nelson, Billings, Mont., and Sister Angeline Berger, St. Joseph, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. (Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson)
 
Evelyn Krauter
DICKINSON -- Evelyn Krauter, 66, Dickinson, died Jan. 27, 2000, in the Dickinson hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Lefor. Further arrangements are pending at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.

Anton Binstock
DICKINSON -- Anton Binstock, 85, Dickinson, died Jan. 28, 2000, in a Dickinson care center. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Tuesday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, New Hradec, with burial in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mildred; two daughters, Gladys Zastoupil, Dickinson, and Shirley Christmann, Jamestown; two sons, Gordon, McKenzie, and Terry, Strasburg; six sisters, Veronica Billman, Billings, Mont., Rose Stockert, Steele, Anna Bren, Minnie Roller, Helen Roller and Justine Wanner, all of Dickinson; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. (Mischel-Olson Chapel, Dickinson) 
 
Art Christianson
WILLISTON -- Art Christianson, 83, Williston, died Jan. 29, 2000, in the Williston care center. Arrangements are pending at Everson Funeral Home, Williston. 
 
Ione Ferebee
DICKINSON -- Ione Ferebee, 84, Dickinson, formerly of Halliday, died Jan. 28, 2000, in the Dickinson hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. MST Thursday at Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson. Further arrangements are pending. 
 
Franklin Gabe
MOBRIDGE, S.D. -- Franklin Gabe Sr., 61, Mobridge, died Jan. 28, 2000, in a Fort Yates, N.D. Arrangements are pending at Kesling Funeral Home, Mobridge. 
 
Helen Gilbert
JAMESTOWN -- Helen Gilbert, 93, Jamestown, died Jan. 29, 2000, in a Jamestown care center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown. She is survived by three children, Jean Larsen-Walker, Camp Verde, Ariz., Clarice Schmoker, Jamestown, and H.W. Gilbert, Montgomery, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. (Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown) 
 
Luella J. Haux
Luella J. Haux, 62, Bismarck, died Jan. 27, 2000, in Mesa, Ariz. Arrangements are pending at Bismarck Funeral Home. 
 
Glen Hinnergardt
Glen Hinnergardt, 72, Bismarck, died Jan. 29, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital. Arrangements are pending at Bismarck Funeral Home. 
 
Helen Klein
Helen Klein, 88, Bismarck, died Jan. 29, 2000, in a Bismarck nursing home. Arrangements are pending at Bismarck Funeral Service. 
 
Elton Marple
WILLISTON -- Elton Marple, 76, Williston, died Jan. 28, 2000, in Bemidji, Minn. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Williston. Further arrangements are pending at Fulkerson Funeral Home, Williston. 
 
Elizabeth Olheiser
DICKINSON -- Elizabeth Olheiser, 86, Dickinson, died Jan. 28, in Boise, Idaho. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Wednesday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson. Further arrangements are pending at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. 
 
Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson, 37, 2500 Centennial Road, died Jan. 27, 2000, at his home. Services will be held at 2 p.. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Steve Sathre officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday at Boelter Funeral Home, and will continue at the church one hour before services. Mark was born May 6, 1962, in Bismarck, the son of William D. and Bernice (Martinson) Robinson. He was raised and educated in Bismarck, and attended Bismarck Junior College. He worked for Safe Air Systems of Minneapolis, working inthe Minnesota area. During the last several years, he worked for National Surface Clean of Arden Hills, Minn. Mark loved to fish, was an avid Viking fan, and enjoyed working with his hands, gardening, antique furniturere finishing and remodeling. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He is survived by his mother, Bernice, Bismarck; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Valerie Wachter, Scottsdale, Ariz., and her children, Lisa and her husband, Bruce Harris, Wake Forest, N.C., and Paul Kristopher Wachter, Corona Del Mar, California, and Constance and Howard Coley, Bismarck, and her children, Alexander and Michael Isaak, Fargo; one brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Kathy, and their children, Andy and Elizabeth, all of Bismarck; Mark's son, Dustin LaMontagne, Bismarck; and one aunt, Ruth Martinson, Bismarck. He was preceded in death by his father, who died in May 1991; one nephew, Joshua Isaak; and his grandparents, Olga and Anton Martinson, and Eva and Earl Robinson. 
 
Agnes Schmidt
Agnes Schmidt, 102, formerly of Mandan, died Jan. 28, 2000, in a Bismarck nursing home. Arrangements are pending at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan. 
 
Elizabeth Thornley
Elizabeth (Pierce) Thornley died Jan. 20, 2000, in Manchester, Conn., as the sun set and the snow fell. She was born Elizabeth Susan Pierce but was always known as Betsy to intimates and acquaintances alike. She grew up in Bismarck, N.D. and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1955. She attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she took a husband in 1958, and received a bachelor's degree in Journalism in 1959. She had two sons and lived happily and well in the vicinity of Minneapolis from 1960 to 1972, and in suburban Boston from 1972 to 1980. At the breakup of her marriage she came to live in Manchester, where she spent the last two decades of her life, working in the offices of Manchester Radiologists and the Radiology Department of Rockville Hospital until her failing health took her aside. She was 62 years old. Her great art was understanding, in all senses of the word. Infinitely curious, deeply compassionate, she reached and touched with her mind and her heart. Her sublime intelligence was matched with equal measures of patience and empathy. She enthusiastically shared her fascinations with those who were fortunate to be near her, and nearly everything fascinated her. Human language, sheepdog trials, children's books and detective fiction, the natural histories of the exotic wild and urban weedlot, music and art and film of almost any genre or style. She was a marvelous knitter, fine pianist, wise gardener, engaging story teller, fast learner and patient teacher. She promoted herself as timid and ordinary, but she was in fact a fierce and remarkable woman, strong and brave. Her mission of motherhood and family protector was embraced with a single-minded selflessness, an eagle to her chicks even in death. Respecting her wishes, she will be cremated. Memorial celebrations for her will be held this spring in Connecticut and North Dakota; friends and admirers will remember her now and always. Please visit her website at http://www.thornley.com/betsy/ for more information. 
 
Marvin J. Towarnicky
FESSENDEN -- Dr. Marvin J. Towarnicky, 70, Fessenden, died Jan. 28, 2000, in a New Rockford care center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, Harvey, with burial in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three sons, Michael, New Bern, N.C., James, Mineralwells, W.V., and Edward, Auburn Hills, Mich.; two daughters, Mary duBois, Minneapolis, and Nancy Towarnicky, Vancouver, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and three brothers, Walter, Waldorf, Md., William, Winnipeg, and Erni, Morden, Manitoba, Canada. (Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden) 
 
Katharina Wagner
LINTON --Katharina Wagner, 93, Linton, died Jan. 27, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church, Linton, with the Revs. Fred Henkelmann and Allen Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Linton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today at Myers Funeral Home, Linton, and will continue at the church one hour before services. Katharina Forderer was born Oct. 7, 1906, the daughter of Jacob and Barbara (Sayler) Forderer, in Emmons County. She grew up and attended school in rural Emmons County. She married George C. Wagner, Jan. 17, 1928, in the Peace Lutheran Church parsonage in Linton. They farmed west of Linton until their retirement in 1988, when they moved into Linton. Her husband, George, died Oct. 20, 1993. Katharina was baptized at the family farm east of Linton, and was confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church, Linton, where she was a lifelong member. She also enjoyed the Centennial Celebration at Peace Lutheran Church in June 1999. Katharina enjoyed cooking, baking (especially cinnamon rolls for her family), reading and listening to German hymns. She was overjoyed when her family came to visit. She also was privileged to attend the ordination of her grandson, Allen Wagner in June 1999. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Pauline and Jacob Tschritter, Linton, and Corrine and Larry Fruhwirth, Bismarck; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Reuben, Bismarck, Elmer and Marge, Lincoln, Harold and Arlene, Linton, and Raymond and Mary, Rapid City, S.D.; 21 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Lydia Schatz, Linton, Pauline Wagner, Linton, and Maggie and Edwin Steinert, Bismarck; and one brother and sister-in-law, Adolph and Martha Forderer, Wishek. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter-in-law, Frances Wagner; one great-grandchild; one step-great-grandchild; three brothers, John, Edward and Frank; and two sisters, Emma and Emily. 
 
Veronica Yellow Wolf
FORT TOTTEN -- Veronica Yellow Wolf, 54, Fort Totten, died Jan. 27, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.. Tuesday at Mandaree High School. Further arrangements are pending at Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City. 

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. 
 
Dorothy Havnvik
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 Service, Dickinson. 
 
Clyde Holman
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
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. 
 
Emilia Voegele
HEBRON --Emilia Voegele, 92, Hebron, died Jan. 30, 2000, in the Beulah nursing home. Arrangements are pending at Spangelo Funeral Home, Hebron. 


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