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Sophie F. Bergenheier
Sophie F. Bergenheier, 91, Lemmon, S.D., died Jan. 31, 2000 in the Lemmon nursing home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Lemmon, with burial in Greenhill Cemetery. She is survived by four sons, Harry, Wichita Falls, Texas, Vernon Birgenheier, Lancaster, Calif., Donald, Finley, and Joseph, Mecker, Colo.; four daughters, Pauline Svihovec, Lemmon, Eleanor Tomac, Keldron, S.D., Lorraine Burdick, Ridgecrest, Calif.; one stepsister, Theresa Lakey, Courtzsite, Ariz.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. (Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home, Lemmon) 
 
Art Christianson
WILLISTON -- Art Christianson, 83, Williston, died Jan. 29, 2000 in a Williston nursing home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Everson Memorial Chapel, Williston. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Williston. He is survived by his wife, Gert; his daughter, Carol Axness, Williston; his son, Jerry, Casper, Wyo.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his brother, Kermit, Billings, Mont. (Everson Funeral Home, Williston) 
 
Ione Ferebee
DICKINSON -- Ione Ferebee, 84, Dickinson, formerly of Halliday, died Jan. 20, 2000 in the Dickinson hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. MST Thursday, at Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson. Burial will be in Halliday Cemetery. She is survived by three sons, Dale, Beach, Ora, Bismarck, and Neil, Halliday; three grandchildren; two sisters, her twin Ina Ferebee, Dickinson, and Margery Zick, Mott; and two brothers, Wesley Guenther, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Darrel Guenther, Minot. (Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson) 
 
Clifford Giese
STEELE -- Clifford Giese, 76, Steele, died Jan. 30, 2000 in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Robinson, with the Rev. Allen Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, Robinson. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, noon-7 p.m. Wednesday, at Eastgate Funeral Chapel, Steele, and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Cliff was born on Sept. 24, 1923 at Elgin the son of Daniel and Etta (Mayer) Giese. He attended school at Elgin, graduating from Elgin High School. Following high school, he attended trade school at Fargo. He was a welder at a shipyard at Duluth, Minn. before being drafted into the service of his country on May 14, 1943. He was assigned to the U.S. Army Division 460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion serving in the Eastern Europe war zone during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 4, 1945. Cliff married Jessie I. Neustel on Nov. 6, 1947 in the Lutheran Church at Woodworth. They began farming in Section 6, Robinson Township, which they later purchased. He also worked for Saltness Electric as an electrician. They liked to visit and were always ready and willing to play a game of cards. Jessie passed away on Oct. 23, 1991. On March 11, 1994, Cliff married Evelyn Shirley Price. They moved and made their home at Steele. He was an active member of Bethany Lutheran Church at Robinson, serving on the church council. He also served as a board member for Farmer's Union, Pettibone. For several years he worked for ASCS doing land and grain bin measuring. Later he worked for Kidder County doing assessing. He was an active past member of Robinson Lions, Tuttle VFW, New Rockford American Legion and Bismarck Eagles. Cliff is survived by his wife, Evelyn; one son and daughter-in-law, Lance and Ida Giese, Ross; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharyl and Larry Roth, Minot; Janice and Edward Swies, Palos Heights, Ill., and Jamie and David Brousseau, Hazen; five grandsons, two stepsons and step-daughters-in-law, Dennis and Renee Price, Tuttle, and Dale and Jane Price, Jamestown; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, Judy and Bob Cook, Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 step-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Vernice and Bob Kramer, Kalispell, Mont.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Chester and Lorraine Giese, Steele, Eugene and Hilda Giese, Buffalo, and Raymond and Janet Giese, Redding, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jessie; one granddaughter and one stepgrandson. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck) 
 
Kermit E. Hanson
FORTUNA -- Kermit E. Hanson, 80, rural Fortuna, died Jan. 30, 2000 in the Crosby hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Ambrose Lutheran Church, rural Ambrose. Burial will be in Twin Butte Cemetery, rural Ambrose. He is survived by two daughters, Dianna and Gene Hysjulien, Bismarck, and Sherry and Lewis Heaton, McKenzie. (Stakston-Martin Funeral Home, Crosby) 
 
Luella J. Haux
Luella J. Haux, 62, Bismarck, died Jan. 27, 2000 in Mesa, Ariz. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Further arrangements are pending with Bismarck Funeral Home. 
 
Dorothy M. Havnvik
BELFIELD -- Dorothy M. Havnvik, 97, formerly of Belfield, died Jan. 28, 2000 in a Lander, Wyo., care center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Belfield Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Belfield Lutheran Cemetery. She is survived by her son, Philip, Lander; four granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren. (Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson) 
 
Marguerite Heck
Sister Marguerite Heck, 73, Yankton, S.D., died Jan. 21, 2000 in the Sacred Heart Monastery infirmary after an extended illness. A wake service was held on Jan. 23 and services were held on Jan. 24 at Bishop Marty Chapel, Sacred Heart Monastery. Burial was in the monastery cemetery. Catherine Heck was born at Mandan on March 21, 1926 to Anton and Margaret (Steiner) Heck. She was the third of seven children. When she was seven years old her mother died. Her father later married Katherine Schaff who helped raise the large family. Catherine attended rural school and after graduation in 1939 remained at home to assist the family. In 1944, she entered the Sacred Heart Monastery at Yankton, S.D., where she made her monastic profession on June 24, 1946. Her first mission experience was girls prefect at St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, S.D. After that she also ministered as prefect in boarding schools in Stephan, Zell and Tabor. For several years, Sister Marguerite worked at the monastery in the guest department, the alter bread department, and as portress. She also did housekeeping at Mount Marty, and Sacred Heart Monastery in Hales Corner, Wis. In 1969, she earned her GED certificate. Her longest assignment was a housekeep at Bishop's residence in Sioux Falls, where she served Bishops Brady, Hoch and Dudley at different times for 24 years. Sister Marguerite enjoyed traveling and her trips to Rome and the Holy Land were highlights in her life. In 1990 she retired to the monastery where she assisted with infirmary work. As coordinator of the St. Benedict small group, she showed special care and concern for the elderly sisters. Along with her monastic community, Sister Marguerite is survived by four brothers, Peter and Valentine Heck, Mandan, Louie Heck, Garden Grove, Calif., Ralph Heck, Richland, Wash.; and one sister, Isabel Davis, Richland, Wash. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother and one brother. 
 
Eva M. Herauf
Eva M. (Morrell) Herauf, 89, Yakima, Wash., and formerly of St. Anthony, died Jan. 16, 2000 in a Yakima care center. Services were held on Jan. 21 at Holy Family Church, Yakima. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Yakima. She is surviveld by one son, Kenneth, Yakima; a daughter, Sandra Chavez, Fort Collins, Colo.; one sister, Maxie Helbling, Mandan; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 
 
Glen D. Hinnergardt
Glen D. Hinnergardt, 72, Bismarck, went to be with Jesus on Jan. 29, 2000. Glen was born on Aug. 26, 1927 in Bazine, Kan., the son of Henry and Edith (Neidens) Hinnergardt. He attended school in Bazine and graduated from his school in Great Bend, Kan. Glen served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and Korean Conflict. He married Dorothy Ward on Nov. 11, 1946. They moved to Billings, Mont., in 1957 and were blessed with the adoption of three children. Glen was a salesman for Russell Stover candy and then for Selover Buick in Billings, where he retired. He and Dorothy moved to Bismarck in 1996 to be closer to their son and family. He loved Bismarck, the people and North Dakota. Glen leaves his wife Dorothy of 53 years, two daughters and one son-in-law, Kerry Powell, St. Marys, Ohio, and Kelly and husband Mike Decker, Braggs, Okla.; one son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and wife Tammy Hinnergardt, Bismarck; eight grandchildren, Madeline, Amelia, Jordon and Sophie Hinnergardt, Bismarck, Amanda Odvina, Oregon, Sonny LeCrone, Oregon, Desiree and Anthony LeCrone, St. Marys, Ohio; and his lovely greyhound, Kia. We will miss you. (Bismarck Funeral Home) 
 
Robert "Bob" L. Kraft
Robert "Bob" L. Kraft, 77, Bismarck, died Jan. 30, 2000 in a local hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at McCabe United Methodist Church, Bismarck, with the Revs. Art Scanson and Rick Fossum officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m., followed by a private family service. Bob was born March 9, 1922 the son of Emmitt E. and Reuby (Spaulding) Kraft in Turtle Lake. At age 4, he moved with his family to Coleharbor. He moved to Washburn, when he was a junior in high school, graduating from Washburn High School in 1941. Bob spent three months in the CCC at Wall, S.D. He also attended NYA Machinist School in Bismarck and was employed in the Navy Yards in Bremerton, Wash. He was drafted into the Army in December of 1942 in the Airborne Engineers. Bob was discharged in October of 1945. He received the EAME theater ribbon with four bronze stars-- Glider Badge. Bob married Lorine Kaufmann in June of 1946 in Zap. He attended BIsmarck Junior College graduating from UND in 1950, with a B.S. in education, with a major in Industrial Arts. Bob began his teaching career in Glen Ullin then obtaining a position in the Bismarck Public School system as a high school Industrial Arts instructor in 1952. He received his Masters Degree from Northern State University at Greeley, Colo. in 1957. He transferred to Simle Junior High School in 1962, where he was a department chairman, teaching Industrial Arts, and Drivers Education. He When his son became active in Boy Scouts, he joined the troop as the chairman. The next six years he was the Scoutmaster. He is still registered in scouting, in scout and scoutmaster leadership training. He received the Baden Powell Award from the Troop, the Award of Merit from the district and the Silver Beaver Award from the council. He is a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and has three beads in the Woodbadge. Bob was a life member of the National Education Association, a retired member of the North Dakota Education Association, a life member of the American Industrial Arts Association and was a life member and past president of the North Dakota Industrial Arts Association. Bob was also a life member of VFW, a member of the American Legion, Elks, AARP, Open Water Diver, 12th Year Mason, Scottish Rite, Shrine, Dusters, and was a past president of Missouri Slope Shrine Club. Bob was a member of McCabe United Methodist Church since 1952. He was an active usher and served on many of the church committees. His most recent award was the Grand Cross of Color from the International Order of Rainbow for Girls in 1966. Bob is survived by his wife, Lori; one son, Randy Kraft and special friend, Shelly Gunsch, Bismarck; one daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi and Bill Tenborg, Cheyenne, Wyo.; his grandchildren, Jon Hegland, Cheyenne, and Sommer Hegland, Mankato, Minn.; three sisters, Viola Merbach, New Leipzig, Emma Peightal and Maxine Buehler, both of Bismarck; and two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Clinton and Bernice Kraft, Overland Park, Kan., Loren and Ruth Kraft, Mesa, Ariz., and Ruth Kraft, Bremerton, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt E. and Reuby Kraft; one brother, Emmitt Kraft Jr.; and one sister, Margaret Edmundson. The family prefers memorials to the Masonic H.E.L.P. Center, McCabe United Methodist Church and the Boy Scouts of America. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck) 
 
L. Dwight Lafferty
DEVILS LAKE -- L. Dwight Lafferty, 80, Devils Lake, died Jan. 29, 2000 in the Devils Lake hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Devils Lake. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; three sons, Dr. Dwight, Des Moines, Iowa, Ross, Westminster, Colo., and Scott, Rochester, Minn.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; one sister, Della Gellett, Dickinson, and one brother, Jack, New England. (Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake) 
 
Lawrence Mitchlitsch
Lawrence Mitchlitsch, 82, Bradley, Ill., and formerly of North Dakota, died Jan. 31, 2000 in a Bradley hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Church, Bradley. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais, Ill. He is survived by two daughters, Lou Byrne, Kankakee, Ill., and Cindy Thesing, Plymouth, Minn.; three brothers, Tony and Joe, both of Bismarck, and John, Lemon Grove, Calif.; and oen sister, Pauline Wright, Minneapolis. (Schreffler Funeral Homes, Ltd., Bradley) 
 
Genevieve Nieuwsma
STRASBURG -- Genevieve Nieuwsma, 77, Strasburg, died Jan. 30, 2000 in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Hull Christian Reformed Church, Hull. Further arrangements are pending with Myers Funeral Home, Linton. 
 
Elizabeth E. Olheiser
DICKINSON -- Elizabeth E. Olheiser, 86, Dickinson, died Jan. 28, 2000 in Boise, Idaho. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Wednesday, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Dickinson. She is survived by her husband, David F.; two sons, David Olheiser, Boise, Idaho, and Harold, Dickinson; one brother, Anton Vogel, Bismarck, and six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. (Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson) 
 
Ida Orso
Ida Orso, 100, MedCenter One Care Center, Mandan, died Jan. 30, 2000 in the care center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, with the Revs. Alvin Reimnitz and Thomas R. Marcis, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Eastgate Funeral Service. Ida Bagnutzke was born March 24, 1899 at Lennep Rhinlad, Germany. She came to the United States in 1923. On Oct. 7, 1923 she and Steve Orso were married. They farmed in the vicinity of Blue Grass and Otter Creek. They moved to Bismarck in 1945 and Ida worked at Capitol Laundry for 15 years. Steve died on Sept. 12, 1975. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul, Mandan, Steve and Olga, Divine, Texas, and Betty Orso, Casper, Wyo.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Edith Miller, Portland, Ore., Gertrude Bagner, Casper, Wyo., and Agnes and Oscar Lennick, Bismarck; 18 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve; one son, Jim; two sons-in-law, Richard Miller and August Bagner; and one daughter-in-law, Velma Orso. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck) 
 
Bernice V. Peterson
UNDERWOOD -- Bernice V. Peterson, 87, Underwood, formerly of Turtle Lake, died Jan. 31, 2000 in the Underwood care center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Turtle Lake, with the Rev. Randy Emgarten officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, at Goetz Funeral Home, Turtle Lake, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Bernice Peterson was born Feb. 14, 1912 at rural Turtle Lake to Edward and Bertha (Stenson) Severts. She attended rural school and graduated from Turtle Lake High School in 1931. She attended Minot State Teacher's School and taught at various rural schools. She taught school for nine years. She married Clarence Peterson on July 31, 1941 at her parents' home near Turtle Lake. The couple resided five miles north of Turtle Lake where they owned and operated the Peterson Machine Shop for 47 years. In July, 1984, the couple retired and moved into Turtle Lake. Clarence passed away in 1989. In 1995, Bernice became a resident of the Sheridan Memorial Home in McClusky. In April 1996, she became a resident of the Prairieview Care Center in Underwood. She was an active member of the Turtle Lake Community Hospital Auxiliary. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed baking. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and June Peterson, Gooding, Idaho; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Denny Orvedahl, Morris, Minn., and Avis and Steve Seeger, Turtle Lake; seven grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two infant daughters; one daughter, one son-in-law; three brothers and three sisters. (Goetz Funeral Home, Turtle Lake) 
 
Andrew Sandwick
Andrew Sandwick, 81, Lemmon, S.D., died Jan. 28, 2000 at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Rosebud Lutheran Church, near Shadehill, S.D. Burial will be in Scholaas Cemetery, rural Shadehill. He is survived by his wife, Sally; one son, Mark, Kearny, Ariz.; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucille McIntyre, Astoria, Ore.; five stepchildren, six step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons. (Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home, Lemmon) 
 
Agnes M. Schmidt
Agnes M. Schmidt, 102, formerly of 311 3rd Avenue NE, Mandan, died Jan. 28, 2000 in a Bismarck nursing home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Jacob Schumacher officiating. Burial will be in Mandan Union Cemetery. Visitation begins today from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Catholic Daughters rosary said at 4 p.m. today and a parish rosary at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Agnes (Smith) Schmidt, was the last in a family of 12, of which there were 8 boys and 4 girls. Agnes was born on Sept. 6, 1987 to John C. and Ella (Bisenius) Smith in LaMont, Ill. She loved going to dances where she met George E. Schmidt. They were married on Feb. 7, 1923 in Mandan and moved to Schmidt, N.D., where George managed the Riverside Gravel Pit. To this union five children were born, Kenneth, Eugene "Bud," and Bernice, Darlene and LaVerne. In 1934 they moved to Mandan and lived at 311 3rd Ave. NE.George died on Feb. 7, 1974 on their 51st wedding anniversary. Agnes continued to live in their home until 1986, when she moved to the Lewis and Clark Apartments, living there until October 1997. She lived at Margaret Hoerner's until December 18th when she was hospitalized with the flu, entered the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center on January 6th and died on January 28th due to flu complications. She was a great cook, baker, seamstress, gardener and enjoyed it all. She loved children, especially babies. Survivors include: Bernice (Irving) Reed, Santa Monica, Calif.; Darlene (Lawrence) Graner, Mandan, and LaVerne (E.J.) Richard, Tyler, Texas; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Elsie Smith, Mandan, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; two sons, Eugene in 1951, and Kenneth in 1984; one daughter-in-law, Mervyn Schmidt, and one son-in-law, Lyle Taylor; one great-grandson, Jason Silva in 1981; and eight brothers and three sisters. (Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan) 
 
Alvin Suko
Alvin Suko, 69, Radisson, Wis., died Jan. 18, 2000, at the Rice Lake, Wis., convalescent center, where he was battling a short bout with cancer. Mr. Suko was born March 2, 1930, in Gackle, N.D., to Lydia (Suko) Mueller. He grew up on the family farm attending grade school and graduating from Gackle High School in 1948. After high school, Alvin attended the State School of Science in Wahpeton, graduating with a degree in drafting. He also was a school teacher for three years in a one-room country school south of Gackle. On March 30, 1952, he married Lenora Dockter. They had three children. On June 17, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea. He served with the 204th FA Battalion. He was discharged on May 25, 1954, as staff sergeant. He was in the lumber business for many years, living in St. Cloud, Minn., Leola, S.D., and Beulah, N.D., where he managed the lumberyard. After leaving Beulah they moved to Radisson in 1965 where he managed the lumberyard there. He later retired from the lumber business. Alvin was a very active member with the American Legion in Winter, Wis. He loved the legion dearly, and he will miss everyone there, especially Jim Vaghy and John Howe, his two very special friends. He is survived by one son, Kevin, Bruce, Wis.; one daughter, Karen (Larry), Rice Lake, Wis.; his three very special grandchildren; his mother, Lydia Mueller, Mandan; two brothers, Melvin (Karen) Mueller, Bismarck, and Gerald (Sandy) Mueller, Billings, Mont.; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora, in 1986; his stepfather, Paul Mueller; and an infant daughter, Denise. Services were held Jan. 23 in Winter, Wis., with burial in Radisson Cemetery. (Nash-Jackan Funeral Home, Bruce, Wis.) 
 
Emilia Voegele
BEULAH -- Emilia Voegele, 92, Beulah, died Jan. 30, 2000 in Beulah. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Thursday, at First Baptist Church, Hebron, with the Rev. David Ling officiating. Burial will be in First Baptist Cemetery, Hebron. Visitation begins after 3:30 p.m. MST Wednesday at Spangelo Funeral Home, Hebron, and for one hour prior to the service at the church. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. MST Wednesday, at the funeral home. Emilia Voegele was born on May 3, 1907 in Johanestal, South Russia, the daughter of Jacob and Christina (Balensky) Sauter. Emilia came to the United States with her family when she was three years old. They settled in Hebron where she was raised and educated. She worked as a housekeeper prior to her marriage. She married Donald E. Voegele on Oct. 16, 1927 at Glen Ullin. Following their marriage, they farmed north of Glen Ullin until 1963, when they moved into Hebron. Emilia loved crocheting and looking at family pictures. She was a member of First Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Gordon (Rose), Bismarck, and Harlin, Glen Ullin; five grandchildren, Kent, Kayla, Kary, Bryant and Candace; and six great-grandchildren. (Spangelo Funeral Home, Glen Ullin) 
 
Leonard R. Wentz
Leonard R. Wentz, 72, died Jan. 30, 2000 in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at noon Wednesday, at Church of St. Anne, Bismarck, with the Rev. Ed Wehner officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans' Cemetery, rural Mandan, with full military rites provided by VFW Post No. 1326. Visitation will be from noon-9 p.m. today and 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck. A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home, with a Knights of Columbus service to follow. Leonard was the son of the late John and Verna (Busch) Wentz. He was born and raised on a farm near Rugby. He received his early education in Pierce and McHenry Counties. As a young man, he worked on the family farm with his father and later went to work for an R.E.A. Co-op as a lineman and service rep. While working for Baker Electric, he was assigned to outposts at Maddock, Rugby and Rolla. In 1950, he was called to active duty with the United States Army and served overseas in both Korea and Japan. After his separation from the military, he again worked for Baker Electric until 1956, when he joined the North Dakota Highway Patrol. He graduated from Highway Patrol Academy, the National F.B.I. Academy, Bismarck State College, and also attended many training sessions relating to Traffic Law Enforcement at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He also taught subjects relating to Traffic Law Enforcement and Accident Investigation at the North Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center during his tenure with the Patrol. He was promoted to District Commander in 1966 and served in that capacity at both the Williston and Bismarck districts. In 1978 was again promted to Staff Services Commander and transferred to the NDHP general headquarters, where he supervised the Training Division, the Personnel Section, the Property Section, and the Records Section. He was appointed Assistant Superintendent and also later supervised the Truck Regulatory Division. He was assigned as Field Forces Commander and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1985. Leonard was a member of St. Annes Church and is a life member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a Past Grand Knight of Council 1604 and was a fourth degree Knight. He belonged to several fraternal organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose Lodge No. 302, Am-Vets Club, and the North Dakota Peace Officers Association. He married Glenda Guderjahn at Rolla in 1956 and together they had two children, a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Vi, Chaska, Minn., and a daughter and son-in-law, Geri and Randy Frohlich, Mandan. He has six grandchildren, Aleisha, Matthew and Emily Frohlich, and Stephanie, Shannon and Sondra Wentz, whom he loved dearly and as a typical Grandpa, attempted to spoil them at every opportunity. He liked all outdoor activities and especially looked forward to the annual hunting season when he could join Doug and Randy and their friends on their hunting trips. He was an avid golfer and played at eveyr opportunity when weather permitted. Leonard is also survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mrs. Pete (Loretta) Schumacher, Bismarck, Mrs. Don (Marjorie) Olson, Balta; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and wife, Rosie Wentz, Crary, Wendell and wife Betty Wentz, Bismarck, and Donald and wife, Vangie Wentz, Williston; and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Kenny and Larry; and one sister, Mary. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck) 

Emily J. Beach
JAMESTOWN -- Emily J. Beach, 43, Jamestown, died Jan. 29, 2000, in her home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church, New Rockford, with burial in Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford. She is survived by one son, Gary Nilson, Commerce City, Colo.; her mother, Barbara Schrum, New Rockford; four brothers, Richard Schrum, Mounds, Okla., Ervin Schrum, Springs, Texas, Wilbur Schrum, Raeford, N.C., and Bob Schrum, Dickinson; and three sisters, Marlyn Morris, Tulsa, Okla., Lois Larson, Carrington, and Elaine Renshaw, Royse City, Texas. (Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford) 
 
Marguerite Conlon
DICKINSON -- Marguerite Conlon, 59, Dickinson, died Feb. 1, 2000, in the Dickinson hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. MST Thursday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Dickinson. Further arrangements are pending at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. 
 
Lillian Ruby Delzer
Lillian Ruby Delzer was stillborn Jan. 28, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital. Private services were held February 1 at Eastgate Funeral Service. Lillian is survived by her parents, Jeb and Jennifer Delzer; one sister, Alexandria; one brother, Alexander; her grandparents, Sue McWilliams, Al McWilliams, and Dennis and Linda Delzer; and her great-grandparents, Keith and Betty Gipson, Mac and Toby McWilliams, Agnes Allmendinger and Rebecca Beglau. She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Reinhold and Ruby Delzer, Herbert Beglau and Terry Allmendinger; and her great-great-grandparents, Floyd and Lillian Gipson. 
 
Clifton Dunn
Clifton Dunn, 90, LaMoure, died Jan. 31, 2000, in the Oakes hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, LaMoure, with burial in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; three sons, William, LaMoure, Edward, Fargo, and Ambrose, Edgeley; four daughters, Therisa Hauser, Hebron, Mary Kusekoski, Aberdeen, S.D., Lucy Stroh, Grand Rapids, and Tillie Heupel, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. (Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure) 
 
Ellis Roger Eisenbeis
Ellis Roger Eisenbeis, 59, better known as "Animal," 4336 Claridge Loop, died Feb. 1, 2000, in Bismarck. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Joel Sherer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck. Visitation will be from 6-9 tonight, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday at Perry Funeral Home, Mandan, and will continue at the church one hour before services. Ellis was born Aug. 3, 1940, in Logan County, to Edwin and Lea (Martel) Eisenbeis. He attended schools in LaMoure and Wishek, and started driving over the road semis as a young man. He drove for various trucking companies for 40 years, including Peavey, Clairmont Construction, and F.T. Banning. For a short period of time he operated his own trucking business known as Calico Company. Ellis collected belt buckles and model cars. Trucking was his life but he also loved to spend time with his two granddaughters. Because of health reasons he retired in1995. He is survived by his wife, Carol; one daughter and son-in-law, Lynette and Randy Thorson; two granddaughters, Shannon and Amber, South St. Paul, Minn.; his mother, Lea Ketterling, Wishek; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Kathy Eisenbeis, Fargo; and many special friends. Ellis is preceded in death by his father; and one sister, Mavis Baumann. The family prefers memorials to the North Dakota Association for the Disabled. 
 
Shirley Flood
Shirley Flood, 62, Bismarck, died Feb. 1, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital. Arrangements are pending at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan. 
 
Luella J. Haux
Luella J. Haux, 62, Bismarck, died Jan. 27, 2000, in Mesa, Ariz. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Robert Lynne officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Bismarck Funeral Home, and will continue at the church one hour before services. Luella was born May 13, 1937, in New Rockford, to Jacob and Kathryn (Vollmer) Nathan. She graduated from Tuttle High School in 1955. On July 3, 1955, Luella married Roland Haux in Tuttle. She was a computer typesetter for 18 years for Fronteer Directory. She taught Brownies, Cub Scouts, Bible and Sunday school classes. Luella was involved with the Jaycees, North Dakota Amateur Basketball, North Dakota Republican Party, was an avid bowler and loved to listen to country music. Lou enjoyed many years of camping and especially the years spent at their cabin at Brush Lake. Her generosity and caring for others will be remembered always by her good friends and family. Grandma Lu Lu lived for her grandchildren and loved and cherished her family very much. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Roland; her daughter and son-in-law, penny and Joe Wolfe, Bismarck; her son, Todd Haux, Bismarck; her grandchildren, Shaun and Callie Jo Haux, Abby Jo and Joseph Wolfe, all of Bismarck; three sisters, Clara Lukkonen, Redwood Falls, Minn., Gladys Dyrness, Bremerton, Wash., and Helen Jones, Mesa, Ariz.; and six brothers, Harold Nathan, Minot, Jack Nathan, Mesa, John Nathan, Seattle, Blil Nathan, Minot, Richard Nathan, Bismarck, and Ben Nathan, Waverly, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, Lydia Berg, Doris Hagge, Bertha Nathan, Adeline Rose Nathan and Rose Adeline Nathan. Memorials will be donated by the family to the Apollo Group Home in honor of her granddauther, Callie Jo Haux. 
 
Walter Kittler
Walter Kittler died Jan. 20, 2000, in Redmond, Wash. Wally was born in 1909 in Turtle Lake. He attended Concordia College in St. Paul, Minn. In the 1930s and 1940s, the Kittler family owned and operated the Dreamland Pavilion in Beulah, where the Wally Kittler Orchestra played for over 15 years. In the late 1940s Wally and his family moved to the Bismarck-Mandan area where he was involved in the music business for over 50 years. Wally's orchestra played at various local clubs and performed onlocal radio and television programs. He was employed by the North Dakota State Penitentiary for 23 years as a music instructor. Wally was treasurer of the Great Plains Jazz Society, secretary of the American Federation of Musicians and director of the youth choirs for First Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Church. In 1989, Wally and his wife moved to Redmond, Wash. He was active in the Kirkland and Redmond Senior Centers where he started a seniors' orchestra and served as director for a number of years. Wally is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen; his son, K.K. Kittler; his daughter, Carmen Anderson; two granddaughters, Kris Gohring and Kelly Kittler; and two great-granddaughters, Leah and Monet. A memorial service will be held February 5 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, Wash., 98004. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church. 
 
Paul LaQua
JAMESTOWN -- Paul LaQua, 73, Jamestown, died Jan. 30, 2000, in a Jamestown care center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Catholic Church, Kensal, with burial in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; three daughters, Mary LaQua, Chicago, Rebecca Dunn, Bismarck, and Donna Welch, North Richland Hills, Texas; four sons, Phillip, Jamestown, Fredric, Middletown, Wis., Joseph, Jamestown, and Richard, Jamestown; eight grandchildren; and four sisters, Catherine Palmer, Carrington, Dorothy Hayes, Warrenburg, Mo., Shirley Evans, Plattsburg, Mo., and Phyllis Maag, Weslaco, Texas. (Lisko Funeral Home, Jamestown) 
 
Genevieve Nieuwsma
STRASBURG -- Genevieve Nieuwsma, 77, Strasburg, died Jan. 30, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hull Christian Reformed Church, with burial in Hull Cemetery. She is survived by four sons, James and Donald, both of Herreid, S.D., Preston, Pollock, S.D., Elwin, Linton; three daughters, Pearl Ryckman, Mott, Audrey Vander Vorste, Pollock, and Kay Selzler, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 26 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Angeline Vander Laan and Elsie Ryckman, both of Pollock, Esther Hasper, Herreid, and Donna Fischer, Aberdeen, S.D. (Myers Funeral Home, Linton) 
 
Peter Zacher
STRASBURG -- Peter Zacher, 54, Strasburg, died Feb. 1, 2000, in the Linton hospital. Arrangements are pending at Myers Funeral Home, Linton. 


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