Miscellaneous Cass County, North Dakota Obituaries

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Lillian Bakken
Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Lillian Bakken, 87, Detroit Lakes, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes.
Lillian Frisk was born Jan. 24, 1910, in Two Harbors, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Lake Park, Minn. She graduated from Interstate Business College, Fargo. She worked for 10 years at Lake Park Creamery. On June 25, 1938, she married Reider C. Bakken in Frazee, Minn. They lived in Lake Park, where she worked for the school as a bookkeeper for two years. In 1957 they purchased the dry cleaners in Hawley, Minn. They operated the dry cleaners until 1971 when they retired. He died in 1972. In 1986 she moved to Detroit Lakes and entered the nursing home in 1995.
She is survived by a son, James, Detroit Lakes; a daughter, Carol Mae Nelson, New Richland, Minn.; a sister, Marcy Hanson, Puyallup, Wash; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in Vigen-Wright Funeral Home, Lake Park.
Funeral: Monday at 11 in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Lake Park.
Burial: Lake Park Cemetery.

Simon Bunker Jr.
Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Simon Bunker Jr., 43, Detroit Lakes, formerly Cass Lake, Minn., was found dead in his home Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997.
Mr. Bunker was born Feb. 18, 1954, in White Earth, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Ponsford, Minn. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Following his service, he lived in Minneapolis. In 1979 he moved to Cass Lake. In 1992 he moved to Detroit Lakes.
He is survived by two sons, Michael of Wisconsin, Carlos, St. Paul; a daughter, Angel Bunker; a brother, Marvin, Faribault, Minn.; and three sisters, Judith Bursaw, Minneapolis, Marlys Bunker, Virginia Bunker, both Cass Lake.
Visitation: Monday from 4:30 to the time of the service in Episcopal Guild Hall, Ponsford.
Funeral: Tuesday at 2 in Breck Memorial Episcopal Church, Ponsford.
Burial: Breck Memorial Episcopal Church Cemetery, Ponsford.
(David-Donehower, Detroit Lakes)

Lars E. Christenson
Twin Valley, Minn.
Lars Emil Christenson, 98, Twin Valley, formerly Fargo, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 1998, in Lutheran Memorial Home, Twin Valley.
Mr. Christenson was born Feb. 25, 1899, in Denmark. In 1901 he moved to the United States with his parents. He grew up and attended school near Appleton, Minn. In 1918, he moved with his parents to a farm near Washburn, N.D. On May 21, 1921, he married Cecil A. Pritchett in Washburn. He attended barber school in Fargo. He started his first barbershop in Casselton, N.D. In 1925 they moved to Fargo, where he managed barber and beauty shops. He retired in 1985. They entered Lutheran Memorial Home, Twin Valley, in 1991. She died in 1992.
He is survived by a brother, Clarence (Betty), Bismarck, N.D.; and a sister, Helga Thrailkill, Cortez, Colo.
Visitation: Monday from 11 to 9 and Tuesday from 8 to 10 in Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn.
Funeral: Tuesday at 10 in the funeral home.
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Washburn, N.D.

Selma Christianson
Fargo
Selma Christianson, 90, Elim Nursing Home, Fargo, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in the nursing home.
Selma T. Roe was born March 20, 1907, in Horace, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Edgar Christianson. They farmed and lived near Horace. They lived in Tucson, Ariz., one year, before moving to Fargo. She worked in the food service department at Oak Grove Lutheran High School, Fargo. He died in 1976. She retired and moved to Moorhead.
She is survived by a son, Raymond (Ursula), Phoenix; a daughter, Pearl Landsem, Fargo; two sisters, Martha Carlson, Clara (Eddie) Egeberg, both Fargo; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday from 5 to 8 in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Funeral: Wednesday at 11 in Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

Harold R. Dale
Harold R. Dale, 75, died Jan. 2, 1998 at Villa Maria Nursing Home in Fargo.
Harold was born Sept. 20, 1922 in Mapleton where he grew up and attended school. He married Beula Grieger on Oct. 26, 1946, in Casselton, N.D. They lived near Mapleton and farmed. He also worked for the State Highway Department for eight years before retiring. They moved to West Fargo in 1993. 
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Deborah (Curtis) Kesselring of Fargo, and Georgene (Dale) Lantz of Bismarck; three sisters, Ruby Hendrickson of Fargo, Mabel Johnson of Fargo, Emily Platt of Irvine, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday, Jan. 5, from 4 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in West Funeral Home in West Fargo.
Funeral: Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 11 in Mapleton First Presbyterian Church in Mapleton.
Burial: Casselton Cemetery.

Ida Fuhrman
Bowdon, N.D.
Ida Fuhrman, 93, Bowdon, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, in Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D.
Ida Schultz was born Oct. 2, 1904, in Morgan, Minn. In 1916 she moved with her family to a farm near Bowdon. On July 22, 1927, she married Paul Fuhrman in Bowdon. They lived and farmed near Bowdon until retiring in 1974. They moved into Bowdon. She entered the nursing home in 1994. He died in 1996.
She is survived by four sons, Robert (Beverly), Orlando, Fla., Eugene (Sharon), Crosby, N.D., Dale (Sophie), Milnor, N.D., Wayne (Arlene), Williston, N.D.; two daughters, Norma (Richard) Bruer, Santa Anna, Calif., LaVerne (Charles) Bruer, Bowdon; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday from 2 to 7 in Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden, N.D.
Funeral: Wednesday at 10:30 in Bowdon Lutheran Church.
Burial: Fuhrman Family Cemetery, Bowdon.

Phyllis L. Habiger
The funeral for Phyllis L. Habiger, 66, of Fargo, N.D., formerly of Alice, N.D., will be on Monday at 11:00 at the Canaan Moravian Church, rural Davenport, N.D. Visitation will be today, Sunday, from 3 to 8, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM, at Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, N.D. She died at her home Monday, Dec. 29, 1997.
(Fredrikson, Kindred)

David E. Hanson
Fertile, Minn.
David E. Hanson, 85, Fertile, died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, in Riverview Hospital, Crookston, Minn.
Mr. Hanson was born Aug. 18, 1912, in Fertile, where he grew up and attended school. He attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. In 1932 he began working for First State Bank of Fertile. In 1947 he became the bank president. He served as bank president for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; a son, Ronald D., Fertile; three sisters, Orpha Harrington, Lakewood, Calif., Elizabeth Ruud, St. Paul, Norma (Jackie) Shulind, Bloomington, Minn.; and one grandchild.
Visitation: Today from 3 to 6, with a prayer service at 5:30, in Erikson-Vik Funeral Home, Fertile, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 11 in Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile.
Burial: Concordia Cemetery, Fertile.

Archie M. Jacobson
Twin Valley, Minn.
Archie Melvin Jacobson, 91, Twin Valley, formerly Ulen, Minn., died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, in Ada (Minn.) Hospital.
Mr. Jacobson was born Oct. 4, 1906, in Hitterdal, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Ulen, Minn. Following his schooling, he worked for farmers in the Ulen area and in North Dakota. He worked for Fargo Foundry. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines from 1942 to 1945. Following his service he returned to working for Fargo Foundry. He retired in 1966 and moved to Ulen, where he lived until 1984. He entered Lutheran Memorial Retirement Center, Twin Valley. He entered Lutheran Memorial Nursing Home, Twin Valley, in April.
He is survived by a brother, Morris (Donna), Moorhead; four sisters, Gladys (Vernon) Kirkeby, Adeline (Norman) Eide, Alice Moe, all Moorhead, Myrtle Doran, Hawley, Minn.
Visitation: Monday from 3 to 6 in Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ulen.
Burial: North Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Ulen.

Gaylen C. Lee
Moorhead
Gaylen Claire Lee, 51, 85 Mayfair Dr., Moorhead, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in his home.
Mr. Lee was born Dec. 31, 1946, in Ada, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Halstad, Minn. He served in the U.S. Navy. Following his service he moved to Waverly, Iowa, where he worked as a cable lineman. On March 5, 1971, he married Dorothy Nieman in Shell Rock, Iowa. They lived in Waverly, until moving to the Fargo-Moorhead area in 1984.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert, Moorhead, Scott, Fargo; his father, Claire, Moorhead; three brothers, Roger (Sue), Halstad, Ronald, Caledonia, N.D., Steven (Rita), Minneapolis; and three sisters, Shirley (Ronald) Macziewski, West Fargo, Sharon (Duane) Kjensrud, Halstad, Maxine Nelson, Borup, Minn.
Visitation: Monday from 2 to 8, with a prayer service at 6:30, and one hour before the funeral in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Funeral: Tuesday at 10 in the funeral chapel.
Burial: East Marsh River Cemetery, Halstad.

James P. McKenney
Tempe, Ariz.
James Paul McKenney, infant son of Jarrott McKenney and Jeannie Christl, Tempe, formerly Fargo, was born and died Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, in Phoenix Good Samaritan Hospital.
He is survived by his parents; and his grandparents, Paul and Maryls Bohrer, Jim and RaeAnn Lehse, all Fargo.
Prayer service: Monday at 5:20 in Holy Spirit Church, Fargo.
Burial: Tempe.
 
Florence A. Nelson
Florence A. Nelson, 3219 18th Street South, Fargo, passed away Friday, January 2, 1998, at Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo. The funeral will be on Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Boulger Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Florence Van Erem was born on March 6, 1920, in Marvin, South Dakota. She lived for a few years in Marvin and then Ortonville, Minnesota, before coming to Fargo. Florence attended school in Fargo and graduated from Fargo Central High School. Florence A. Van Erem married Elmo W. Nelson in Moorhead, Minnesota, on August 3, 1940. They have lived in Fargo since then. Florence worked as an election judge at Jefferson Elementary School in Fargo.
She is survived by her husband, Elmo W. Nelson, Fargo, ND; her children, Sharon Stach, Fargo, ND, Diana (Phillip) Lein, Anaheim, CA, Richard (Dee Ann) Nelson, Watertown, SD, Debbie (Mike) Alverson, Aurora, CO, Jeanne (John) Walters, Fargo, ND; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret (Julius) Meidinger, Pelican Raids, MN, Jesse Shaleen, Lake Park, MN; and a brother, Harold (Lorraine) Van Erem, Fargo, ND.

Fred Noyes
Erskine, Minn.
Fred Noyes, 82, Erskine, Minn., died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Pioneer Memorial Care Center, Erskine.
Mr. Noyes was born Feb. 12, 1915, in Brooks, Minn., where he grew up and attended school. On Dec. 4, 1940, he married Arlene M. Abrams in McIntosh, Minn. They lived and farmed near Erskine for 43 years. In 1983 they moved into Erskine. He worked for American Crystal Sugar, Crookston, Minn., for 20 years. He worked as custodian of Oak Park Rest Area near Erskine for several years. He entered the nursing home in March.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Paul (Debbie), Erskine; a daughter, Virginia (Elton "Buck") Jones, Erskine; two brothers, Clifford, Erskine, Walter, Oklee, Minn.; a sister, Ada Adams, Luverne, Minn.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home, Erskine, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, McIntosh.
Burial: Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, McIntosh.

Leona H. Overby
Moorhead, MN
Leona H. Overby, 85, Moorhead, MN, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo, ND. Her funeral will be Tues., Jan. 6, 1998, at 2 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, Wolverton, MN. Burial will be in the Wolverton Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Mon., Jan. 5, 1998, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead, MN, and at the church one hour before the funeral.
Leona was born on Easter Sunday, April 7, 1912, at Sabin, MN, to Ewald and Dorthea (Kuehl) Klug. She was raised in the Leaf Valley and Sabin areas. On June 6, 1937, she married Arthur C. Overby at Sabin. They lived and farmed in the Wolverton area for 42 years. Leona touched many lives with her talents as an accomplished seamstress and flower gardener. She served her community as a 4-H leader for 21 years, Sunday school teacher for 20 years, and as a member of the Red River Valley Historical Society. She was an active, devoted member of Faith Lutheran Church in Wolverton. Leona faithfully kept a diary since the age of 16 and compiled all her notes into a book entitled, "Revealing My Diaries," which has been published and enjoyed by all her friends, family, and community.
Leona will be dearly missed by her family. She is survived by her son, Dr. A. Andrew (Nancy) Overby, Harmony, MN; daughters, Lorna I. Overby, Fargo, Laurell L. (Al) Nelson, Moorhead, and Marlys K. (Bud) Hanson, Fargo; grandchildren, Dr. Sarah N. (Jim Wilwerding) Overby, Christine A. Overby, Jennifer M. Overby, Miles E. Nelson, Guy A. Nelson, Amy M. Steen and Jeremy R. Steen; step-grandchildren, Beau J. Hanson, and Brooke B. (Dennis) Silva; and step-great-granddaughter, Ravyn M. Silva; brothers, Jennings (Olivia) Klug, Minot, ND, Elton (Lois) Klug, Chanhassen, MN, and Ben (Margie) Klug, Fargo; sisters, Irene (Bob) Cook, Moorhead, Delda (John) Ash, Boise, ID, Ruth Thunberg, Alexandria, MN, and Florence (Bob) Patzman, Bloomington, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband and brothers, Clarence, Waldo and Hubert Klug.

May F. Peterson
Hankinson, N.D.
May F. Peterson, 68, Hankinson, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.
Furriel May Williams was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Royalton, Ill. She grew up and attended school in Illinois. She obtained her cosmetology license in Minnesota. She helped establish a clinic in Hankinson. She worked as a receptionist and office assistant in her husbandís veterinary clinic in Hankinson. She worked for South Valley Multi-district Special Education Services, Hankinson.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne; three sons, Joseph (Mary) Mangini, Crosby, Minn., Russell W. (Beth Bartz) Peterson, Minneapolis, Mark (Dawn) Peterson, Hankinson; two brothers, Vernon Jr., Clarence; two sisters, Vera Cain, JoAnn McDonald; and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 6 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in Calvary Lutheran Church, Hankinson, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Memorial service: Tuesday at 11 in Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Hankinson.
(Frank Family, Hankinson)

Edith Rich
Edith (Mrs. James) Rich, 81, of 1319 North Jefferson Street in New Ulm, died Thursday, January 1, 1998, at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at the St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with burial in the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Jamestown, North Dakota. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. on Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm and then for one hour prior to time of service at the church on Monday.
She is survived by her husband, James Rich of New Ulm; daughter, Patricia Suydam of Cuba, Illinois; sons and daughters-in-law, Myron and Rosemary Rich of New Ulm, Ronald and Mary Pat Rich of New Prague; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Helen Lundblad of Slayton, Dorothy Steele of Seattle, Washington, Adeline Weber of Downy, California, Betty Ann and Carroll Burchill of Jamestown, North Dakota. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Edwin and Harry Nygaard; sister, Marlene Wilkinson; daughter-in-law, Donna Rich; and grandchild, Andrew Rich.
She was born October 1, 1916 in Hope, North Dakota to Andrew and Gustie Nygaard. She graduated from Hope High School in Hope, North Dakota in 1935. She married James Rich on August 17, 1936 in Hope, North Dakota. After their marriage they lived in Hope, North Dakota until moving to Jamestown in 1937. In 1946 they moved to Cooperstown and then to Sleepy Eye in 1957. They have lived in New Ulm since 1962 and she worked for Pinks and Ehlers Department Stores as a seamstress. She is a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church and she was a past member of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed scouting, archery and sewing.

Alma Sandvig
Fargo
Alma Sandvig, 81, 101 2nd St. S., Fargo, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in her home.
Alma Ylvisaker was born April 14, 1916, near Sheldon, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. In 1942 she married Goodwin Sandvig. They farmed near Sheldon. From 1955 to 1960, they lived near Detroit Lakes, Minn. He died in 1970. She moved to Fargo, where she cared for elderly individuals.
She is survived by two sons, David (Sally), Fargo, Roger (Georgia), Sheldon; three daughters, Mary (Gerald) Sletmoe, Enderlin, N.D., Janice (Don) Rustad, Kindred, N.D., Bonita (Lynn) Laske, Oklahoma City; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 4 to 8, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Fredrikson Funeral Home, Kindred.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Helendale Lutheran Church near Leonard, N.D.
Burial: Helendale Lutheran Cemetery near Leonard.

Amelia Schrag
Devils Lake, N.D.
Amelia Schrag, 93, Devils Lake, formerly Starkweather, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake.
Amelia Walter was born Nov. 30, 1904, in Russia. At three-years-old she moved with her parents to Munich, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On June 14, 1927, she married Albert Schrag in Starkweather. They lived in Munich before moving to Starkweather, where they farmed until retiring in 1974. They moved to Devils Lake. He died in 1979.
She is survived by a brother, Emil, Devils Lake; and a sister, Olga (Edmund) Schmeichel, Stevensville, Mich.
Visitation: Monday from 9 to 9 and Tuesday from 9 to noon in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 2 in St. Peterís Lutheran Church, Devils Lake.
Burial: Trinity-Bergen Lutheran Cemetery, Starkweather.

Albert L. Sevigny
Lengby, Minn.
Albert Leon Sevigny, 75, Lengby, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, in Veterans Administration Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Sevigny was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Grafton, N.D. He grew up and attended school in Grafton and Oakwood, N.D. He served in the U.S. Army from May 1939 to June 1945. He served in Guadalcanal, Northern Solomons, East Indies, Southern Philippines and the United States during World War II. On Oct. 1, 1946, he married Antonette Kasprick in Grafton. She died in 1964. On June 7, 1969, he married Lucille "Lue" Dufault in Crookston, Minn. He worked for P.V. Elevator Co., Grafton. He managed P.V. Elevators in Crystal, N.D., and in Minnesota. In Warren, Minn., he managed Warren Grain and Mindak Specialty Seeds. In 1979 he became manager of Spaeth Elevator, Mahnomen, Minn. They retired near Lengby.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Marcy (Don) Hvidsten, Aberdeen, S.D., MaryJo (Mike) Wambeck, Ipswich, S.D.; a stepson, Neil (Jody) Dufault, Sioux Falls, S.D.; two stepdaughters, MaryKay (Dick) Sandsmark, Belvidere, Ill., Verlette (Loran) Solee, Eagle River, Ark.; a brother, Camille (Mildred), Grafton; three sisters, Jeanette Gourde, Rose Roetker, both Portland, Ore., Martha (Frank) Votava, Grafton; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday from 5 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in St. Maryís Catholic Church, Fosston.
Funeral: Friday at 11 in the church.
Burial: St. Maryís Catholic Cemetery, Fosston.
(Carlin-Hoialmen, Fosston)

Gilmer S. Walberg
Fosston, Minn.
Gilmer Sander Walberg, 84, Fosston, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in McIntosh (Minn.) Manor Nursing Home.
Mr. Walberg was born Sept. 17, 1913, near Fosston, Minn., where he grew up and attended school. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a hunter, trapper, carpenter, landscaper and painter.
He is survived by a sister, Clara Ostrander.
Funeral: Tuesday at 2 in Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home, Fosston.
Burial: Froen Cemetery near Fosston.
 
Nellie E. Wickoren
Lisbon, N.D.
Nellie E. Wickoren, 91, Lisbon, formerly McLeod, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, in Lisbon.
Nellie Sveum was born April 27, 1906, near McLeod, where she grew up and attended school. On Dec. 1, 1923, she married Ingvold Wickoren in Breckenridge, Minn. They lived in McLeod. He died in 1983. In 1985 she moved to Lisbon.
She is survived by four sons, Earl (Pat), Milnor, N.D., Donald (Louise), Moorhead, Ardell (Kay), Wyndmere, N.D., Vern, Fargo; four daughters, Betty Manske, Dorothy Anderson, both Lisbon, Shirley (Art) Wiepking, McLeod, Clarice Halmrast, Milnor; 26 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 10 to 7:30, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Bethany Lutheran Church, McLeod.
Burial: Freeman Cemetery, McLeod.


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