Theodore Anderson, 86, Carrington, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in
Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.
Mr. Anderson, known as Don, was born April 1, 1910, in Olivia, Minn.
He moved to the Carrington area with his family where he grew up and attended
school. On Nov. 30, 1935, he married Margaret Ann Piatz in Carrington.
They lived in Carrington for a year and in 1936 they moved to Chinook,
Mont. They later moved to Havre, Mont., where he was parts and service
manager for Bear Paw Motors. He then was office manager for Husky Oil &
Tire, Havre. They retired in 1975. In 1993 they returned to Carrington.
She died in 1994. He had been a resident of Golden Acres Manor since January.
He is survived by a daughter, Ramona (Jimmie) Gaddy, Fairfield, Calif.;
two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 9 to 8:30, with a prayer service at 7:30, in
Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, and one hour before the funeral in the
Funeral: Thursday at 10:30 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.
Burial: Carrington Cemetery.
Robert D. Barth
Robert D. Barth, 71, Doran, died Monday, March 17, 1997, in Breckenridge,
Mr. Barth was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Doran, where he grew up and attended
school. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1944. He entered
the U.S. Navy in 1945 and served during World War II with the Seebees in
Japan. He was discharged in 1946, then returned to Doran where he farmed
with his father and brother.
On Sept. 27, 1947, he married Mary Schauff in Breckenridge. They farmed
near Doran for four years before moving to a farm near Campbell, Minn.
In 1972 they returned to Doran where they farmed until he retired in 1988.
He is survived by his wife; six sons, Bruce (Barbara), Dayton, Minn.,
Mark (Jackie), Salem, Maine, Steve (Lorelie), Blackhawk, S.D., Tom (Debbie),
Morristown, Minn., Joe (Cindy), Sioux Falls, S.D., Jeff (Karin), Swanville,
Minn.; a daughter, Bobbie Ann (Robert) Shelstad, West Fargo; a brother,
Marion (Delores), Doran; a sister, Theola (Art) Diederich, Wahpeton, N.D.;
a half brother, Roy Loeks, of California; and 16 grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday from 4 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, followed
by a rosary, in Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge.
Funeral: Friday at 10:30 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Breckenridge.
Burial: St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Breckenridge.
DeEtte Becker, 86, Jamestown, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in her home.
DeEtte DeVine was born March 2, 1911, in Breckenridge, Minn., where
she grew up and graduated from high school. On Nov. 18, 1931, she married
Alvin Becker in Wahpeton, N.D. They moved in 1950 to Fergus Falls, Minn.,
and in 1955 they moved to Jamestown. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Richard, Jamestown; a sister, Lucille Rose,
Jamestown; and one grandchild.
Visitation: Today from 1 to 9 and Thursday from 9 to 1 in Eddy Funeral
Funeral: Thursday at 1:30 in the funeral home.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Breckenridge.
Ludwig Bender, 85, Jamestown, died Monday, March 17, 1997, in Hi-Acres
Mr. Bender was born Nov. 18, 1911, in Menno, S.D. In 1915 he moved
with his family to the Streeter, N.D., area where he attended school. On
Aug. 30, 1936, he married Christena Lachenmeier in Streeter. They farmed
near Streeter and later moved to Napoleon, N.D. In 1956 they returned to
Streeter and continued to farm. He also worked as a drayman in Streeter.
In 1966 they moved to Jamestown where he worked for NoDak Block Co., Janitorial
Services and then as a janitor at First Congregational United Church of
Christ. He retired in 1990.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Calvin (Harriet), Valley City, N.D.;
three sisters, Emma Schatz, Medina, N.D., Ernestine Graf, Streeter, Helen
(Willie) Lachenmeier, Napoleon; a brother, Arthur (Esther), Streeter; three
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Tonight from 5 to 9 and Thursday from 9 to 9 in Eddy Funeral
Funeral: Friday at 10:30 in First Congregational United Church of Christ,
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
J. Vernon Jenson
J. Vernon Jenson, 74, 1408 Oak Manor Ave., Fargo, formerly Buxton,
N.D., died Monday, March 17, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Jenson was born Feb. 18, 1923, near Buxton. He later moved with
his family to the Hatton, N.D., area where he grew up and attended school.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in Saipan and Guam from
1942 to 1946. In 1945 he married Helen Larson in Northwood, N.D. They farmed
He is survived by his wife; a son, Jim (Dora), Dickinson, N.D.; two
daughters, Sheila (Roger) Nelson, East Grand Forks, Minn., Connie (Dan)
Marquardt, Bottineau, N.D.; two sisters, Edith (George) Jahr, Hillsboro,
N.D., Louise Larson, Mountain Home, Ark.; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 7, with a prayer service at 5, in Baker
Funeral Home, Mayville, N.D., and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in Bethany Lutheran Church near Hatton.
Burial: Bethany Cemetery near Hatton.
Bert C. Kent
Bert C. Kent, 95, Casselton, died Monday, March 17, 1997, in the Moorhead
Health Care Center.
Mr. Kent was born July 23, 1901, in Luverne, N.D., where he grew up
and attended school. He farmed and worked for the Great Northern Railroad
in Luverne. On Oct. 27, 1927, he married Claris McCallson in Crookston,
Minn. They moved in 1938 to Casselton. He retired from the railroad in
He is survived by his wife; a son, Bill, Casselton; three daughters,
Virginia (Richard) Riedmann, Sidney, Mont., Phyllis (Darrel) Olson, Finley,
N.D., Ida Ann (Steven) Atkins, Toronto; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday from 2 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in West
Funeral Chapel, Casselton.
Funeral: Friday at 2 in Martin’s Lutheran Church, Casselton.
Burial: Casselton Cemetery.
Earl L. Larson
Earl L. Larson, 81, Arthur, formerly Gardner, N.D., died Sunday, March
16, 1997, in the Good Samaritan Center, Arthur.
Mr. Larson was born Aug. 2, 1915, in Borup, Minn., where he grew up
and attended school. He married Hannah Olson May 10, 1939, in Ulen, Minn.
They farmed near Hawley, Minn., and Hitterdal, Minn., before moving in
1948 to West Fargo where he worked for Armour, West Fargo Packing Co.,
and McDonald’s Meats. His wife died in 1971. He entered the Good Samaritan
Center in Arthur in 1989.
He is survived by five sons, Earl L. Jr. (Jean), Gardner, Doug (Bev
Bjorland) and Gene, both Fargo, Dwight, Moorhead, Garold, Dilworth; four
daughters, Charlotte (Lyle) Schock, West Fargo, Janice Johnson, Dilworth,
Betty (Jerry) Peterson and Carol Larson (Lyle Tollefsrud), both Moorhead;
a brother, Norman (Evelyn), Moorhead; four sisters, Emma Hammer, Edinburg,
N.D., Oreal Tweiten and Susie (Floyd) McNamara, both Fargo, Teresa (Art)
Fevig, Moorhead; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren
and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 3 to 8, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Ivers-Landblom
Funeral Home, Fargo, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in Calvary Lutheran Church, Ulen.
Burial: Calvary Lutheran Cemetery, Ulen.
Carl J. Larson
Elbow Lake, Minn.
Carl J. Larson, 73, Elbow Lake, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Dakota
Heartland Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Larson was born Dec. 13, 1923, in Hawley, Minn., where he grew
up and graduated from high school. He served with the U.S. Navy for two
years. He then attended Moorhead State University where he received degrees
in English and history. He earned his masters degree from the University
In 1948 he married Dona J. Listul. They lived in Moorhead for six years,
during which time he taught school for four years in Christine, N.D. In
1954 they moved to Elbow Lake where he taught junior high English. He later
assumed the position of junior and senior high principal at Elbow Lake
School. He retired in 1983.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Bart, Finley, N.D.; a daughter,
Jane (Kevin) Brown, Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Robert (Elna), Memphis,
Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 1 to 9 and Thursday from 9 to noon in Erickson-Smith
Funeral Home, Elbow Lake, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in United Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake.
Burial: Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake.
Jerome Lonski, 93, Kensal, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in his home.
Mr. Lonski was born June 25, 1903, in Fried, N.D. He grew up and attended
school near Kensal. He farmed near Kensal for nine years then attended
St. John’s Monastery, Collegeville, Minn., for six months. He then returned
to Kensal and continued farming. On Sept. 9, 1936, he married Lucille Foster
in Kensal. They lived near Kensal.
He is survived by his wife; six sons, Richard (Bev), Kansas City, Mo.,
Bryan (Janet), Battle Lake, Minn., Gene (Faye), Fullerton, N.D., Beryl
(Shelly), Fargo, Martin (Cheryl), Minneapolis, Robert (Janice), Enid, Okla.;
three daughters, Blanche (William) Gunderson, Racine, Wis., Margaret (Francis)
Harding, Kensal, Rose (Gary) Davis, Hastings, Minn.; a brother, John, Seattle;
a sister, Leona Kurtz, Jamestown, N.D.; 23 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren,
four stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from noon to 9 and Thursday from 9 to 4 in Lisko
Funeral Home, Jamestown. There will also be visitation Thursday from 5:30
to 7, with a prayer service at 7, and one hour before the funeral in St.
John’s Catholic Church, Kensal.
Funeral: Friday at 10:30 in the church.
Burial: St. Mary’s Cemetery, Courtenay, N.D.
Margaret C. Schmidt
Margaret C. Schmidt, 65, 323 14th St. N., Moorhead, died Monday, March
17, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Margaret C. Ohnstad was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Moorhead, where she
grew up and attended school. She was married to Myrl Ness. She was later
married to Gordon Erickson. He died in 1973. On May 6, 1978, she married
She is survived by her husband; five sons, Richard Ness, Terry (Kari)
Erickson, Steve Schmidt, all Moorhead, Donald (Roxanne) Ness, Grand Forks,
N.D., Dale (Cindy) Ness, Byers, Colo.; her mother, Elizabeth Ohnstad, Moorhead;
a brother, Marvin (Irene), Moorhead; a sister, Vivian (Gary) Paulson, Moorhead;
and six grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday from 3 to 7 in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead,
and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Saturday at 11 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Moorhead.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.
Beulah Skogstad, 86, Galesburg, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Union
Hospital, Mayville, N.D.
Beulah Sylvania Bjelverud was born Aug. 14, 1910, in Galesburg, where
she grew up and attended school. She married Albert Skogstad Aug. 16, 1928,
in Moorhead. They farmed near Galesburg. He died in 1980. She moved into
Galesburg in January.
She is survived by a brother, Myron (Beverly), Galesburg; two sisters,
Eleanor (Fred) Palmer, Ayr, N.D., Donna (Marvin) Johnson, Page, N.D.; two
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral.
Funeral: Today at 11 in Elm River Lutheran Church, Galesburg.
Burial: Elm River Cemetery, Galesburg.
Clayton O. Tillisch, 84, 411 13th St. S., Moorhead, died Tuesday, March
18, 1997, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Tillisch was born Nov. 18, 1912, in Walnut Grove, Minn. He moved
with his family to Hankinson, N.D., where he grew up and attended school.
He later moved to Chicago where he graduated from The Northern Illinois
College of Optometry. In 1940 he married Jesse Dorothy Fay in Chicago.
They moved to Minneapolis where he worked for the Minnesota Optical Co.
In 1941 they moved to Moorhead where he started an optometry practice.
He retired in 1984.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Donald (Janet) and Bruce (Kathy),
both Fargo, Craig (Susan), Casselton, N.D., Jack G. (Renae), Pelican Lake,
Minn.; two daughters, Kay Lynn (Carmen) Christianson, Kokomo, Ind., Jill
M. (Kevin) O’Leary, St. Joseph, Minn.; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday from 4 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in Boulger
Funeral Home, Fargo, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Friday at 11 in St. Joseph’s Church, Moorhead.
Burial: St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
George P. Wolf Jr.
George P. Wolf Jr., 79, Coronado, formerly Wahpeton, N.D., died Feb.
28, 1997, in Coronado.
Mr. Wolf was born June 27, 1917, in Menomonie, Wis. He attended school
in Colfax, N.D., and graduated from Wahpeton High School. He also graduated
from the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. In 1941 he graduated
from Marquette University, Milwaukee, then enlisted in the Marine Corps.
He retired from Marines in as a colonel 1963. He was a veteran of World
War II and the Korean War. In 1965 he eared a masters degree in business
administration from San Diego State University. He then taught at Southwestern
Junior College, Chula Vista, Calif. He served as dean of the business department
at Southwestern for eight years. He retired in 1985.
He is survived by his wife; a son, George Paul Wolf III, San Francisco;
two daughters, Linda (David) Valenti, North Hills, Calif., Stacy (David)
Pascolla, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Paula (James) Mau, Coronado;
two brothers, Robert and Richard, both Wahpeton; and seven grandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Friday at 10:30 in St. John’s Catholic Church, Wahpeton.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton.