|Paul Lloyd Bengtson
Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Paul Lloyd Bengtson, 55, Pelican Rapids, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997,
in his home.
Mr. Bengtson was born June 6, 1941, in Pelican Rapids, where he grew
up and attended school. He married Marilyn Ohe Dec. 15, 1963, in Pelican
Rapids. For many years, he worked in construction and as a truck driver
in Pelican Rapids. He retired in 1986.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Geoffrey (Michelle), Grand Forks
Air Force Base, Richard (Beatrix), Denver; a brother, Dave (Glenda), Pelican
Rapids; a sister, Ruth Higgins, Fergus Falls, Minn.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral: Private services will be held.
(Larson, Pelican Rapids)
Opal A. Green
Opal A. Green, 79, Roseville, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Lake Ridge
Health Care Center, Roseville.
Opal A. Quale was born Oct. 18, 1917, in Parshall, N.D. After her mother’s
death in 1920, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Carl and Ida Saxlund,
near Lisbon, N.D. She graduated from Lisbon High School in 1936 then moved
to Fargo where she trained and worked as a beautician. She married Merrill
Green in 1939 and they made their home in Fargo. In 1995 they moved to
St. Paul to be near their children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Ronald (Anne), Appleton, Wis.;
two daughters, Linda (Allen) Shogren, Minneapolis, Marlys Barry, St. Paul;
and nine grandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the service in the church.
Memorial service: Saturday at 2 in Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Quentin R. Grommish
Quentin Robert Grommish, 70, Jamestown, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997,
in Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.
Mr. Grommish was born April 30, 1926, in Jamestown. He grew up and
attended school near Jamestown. In 1944 he entered the U.S. Army and served
in Germany. He was discharged in 1948. On May 20, 1956, he married Darlene
Schlichting in Jamestown.
He worked in Jamestown for the Nashold Co. for five years, Nash Finch
for six years and Jamestown Grocery for 23 years. He also drove a taxi
part time for several years, drove a mail route for a year and a half and
worked as a janitor at Jamestown High School for seven years.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Curtis (Clarice), Albert, Randy
(Dawn), Terry (Adrian), all Jamestown; three daughters, Carol (Paul) Huff,
Columbia, S.D., Dorothy (Roger) Hagen, Fargo, Sandy Ruark, Jamestown; a
brother, Walter, Jamestown; a sister, Josephine Carlson, Jamestown; 18
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 9 to 9, with a prayer service at 6:30, in Eddy
Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Friday at 2:30 in Concordia Lutheran Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Prairie View Cemetery, Wimbledon, N.D.
Christina Kurtz, 87, Buchanan, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Hi-Acre
Manor, Jamestown, N.D.
Ms. Kurtz was born Sept. 16, 1908, near Buchanan, where she grew up
and attended school. She lived and worked on her family’s farm all her
She is survived by a brother, Albert, Buchanan; and two sisters, Agnes
Albrecht, Buchanan, Minnie Buchlar, Jamestown.
Visitation: Today from 9 to 9, with a prayer service at 7, in Lisko
Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Friday at 2 in The Basilica of St. James, Jamestown.
Burial: Buchanan Cemetery.
Lawrence H. Lee
Lawrence H. Lee, 85, Fargo, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in Bethany
Mr. Lee was born Oct. 29, 1911, near Geneseo, N.D., where he grew up
and attended school. He later attended Hanson Mechanical School, Aberdeen,
S.D. On June 25, 1935, he married Ruby J. Sampson in Veblen, S.D. They
farmed near Geneseo until moving to Veblen in 1980. He also worked as an
independent photographer. She died in 1994.
He is survived by two sons, Dave (Marlys), Jamestown, N.D., Carmen
(Gail), St. Paul; two daughters, Joan (Ron) Sandness, Fargo, Helen (Mike)
Lee Pettewey, Dallas; a sister, Ragna (Robert) Mcpherson, San Rafael, Calif.;
12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday from 5:30 to 7:30, with a prayer service at 7:30,
in Mavis Whiting Chapel, Bethany Homes, and one hour before the funeral
in the church.
Funeral: Saturday at 2 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Veblen.
Burial: Bergan Cemetery near Lidgerwood, N.D.
Roy E. Mueller
Roy E. Mueller, 22, Fargo, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in his home.
Mr. Mueller was born July 24, 1974, in Jamestown, N.D. He attended
school in Oakes, N.D., and Enderlin, N.D. He placed in the state wrestling
tournament in 1992-93. He graduated from Enderlin High School. He worked
at Federal Machine Co., West Fargo.
He is survived by a fiancee, Stephanie Olson, Fargo; a son, Jacob,
at home; parents, Roy O., Fairbanks, Alaska, Jane Mueller, Enderlin; two
brothers, Adam, Fargo, Rocky, Enderlin; a sister, Rebecca (Lance) Scott,
Goodland, Kan. and grandparents, Al (Erna) Kable, Osage, Minn.
Visitation: Friday from 6 to 9 in Armstrong Funeral Home, Enderlin.
Funeral: Saturday at 10:30 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Enderlin.
Burial: Enderlin Cemetery.
Lowell E. Olson, 65, Forman, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in Oakes
Mr. Olson was born March 2, 1932, in Havana, N.D. He grew up and attended
school in Havana and Forman. He married Darlene Coons Jan. 7, 1952, in
Detroit Lakes, Minn. They farmed near Forman. In 1954 they moved to Seattle,
Wash. He worked for Mill Engineering, Seattle. They moved to South Dakota
in 1957 and farmed near Rutland, S.D., until 1990. They moved to Forman
He is survived by his wife; a son, Robert, Horace, N.D.; two daughters,
Nancy (Scott) Bultema and Lynne Olson, both Fargo; two brothers, Melvin
(Irene), Spokane, Wash., Harold (Lela), Britton, S.D.; a sister, Mabel
(Earl) Hansen, Britton and three grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from noon to 9, with a prayer service at 8, in Franzen
Funeral Chapel, Forman.
Funeral: Friday at 11 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Forman.
Burial: Forman Cemetery.
Joseph M. Peterson
Joseph M. Peterson, 92, Bethany Homes, Fargo, died Tuesday, March 4,
1997, at Bethany.
Mr. Peterson was born Oct. 17, 1904, near Garrison, N.D. He later moved
with his family to Bismarck, N.D. In 1928 he began working for Midwest
Motor Express. He married Viola Schuler Jan. 17, 1940, in Washburn, N.D.
After his military service, they moved to Fargo. He continued to work for
Midwest Motor Express until he retired in 1969.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Michael (Nancy), Moorhead; a daughter,
Patricia (Dennis) Walstrom, Moorhead; a sister, Myrtle Broehl, Mora, Minn.;
and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 8 and Friday from 1 to 2 in Hanson-Runsvold
Funeral Home, Fargo.
Funeral: Friday at 2 in the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Linda A. Beling
Linda A. Beling, 98, Wahpeton, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in St.
Francis Medical Center, Breckenridge, Minn.
Linda Ann Ambach was born Aug. 13, 1898, near Great Bend, N.D., where
she grew up and attended school. On Oct. 14, 1925, she married Rudy G.
Beling in Wahpeton. They lived in Great Bend until moving in 1944 to California.
In 1947 they returned to Great Bend and in 1951 they moved to Wahpeton.
He died in 1985. She became a resident of the Leach home in Wahpeton in
She is survived by a son, Dale (Diane), Fargo; three grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 3 to 7 in Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Funeral: Saturday at 2 in Evergreen United Methodist Church, Wahpeton.
Burial: Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton.
Larry Richard Eman
Larry Richard Eman, 56, Branson, formerly Underwood, N.D., and Fargo,
died Dec. 31, 1996, in Branson. A memorial service will be held at a later
date in Underwood.
Mr. Eman was born Jan. 11, 1940, in Underwood. He was married to and
divorced from Carolyn Bruns Eman and Mary Ellen King Eman.
He is survived by a son, Gregory V., Oxnard, Calif.; a daughter, Jennifer
M. Eman, Murray, Utah; four brothers, Melvin, Denver, Donald "Butch," Bismarck,
N.D., James, Sheridan, Wyo., Carlyle, Webster, S.D.; and four sisters,
Ruby Lounder, Sylmar, Calif., Irene Johannes, Grandview, Mo., Marjorie
Janz, Bismarck, Sharon Lewis, Hurst, Texas.
Norma L. Langemo
Valley City, N.D.
Norma L. Langemo, 68, Valley City, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in
Mercy Hospital, Valley City.
Norma Lou Borgen was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Veblen, S.D., where she
grew up and graduated from high school. She later moved to Breckenridge,
Minn., where she married Paul Langemo Aug. 15, 1949. They lived in Detroit
Lakes, Minn., for a short time before moving to a farm near Fingal, N.D.
In 1980 they moved to Valley City.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Lawrence (Pearl) and Eugene
(Deb), both Valley City; two daughters, Barbara (Andy) McCants, Carthage,
Miss., Annette (Myron) Buechler, Wyndmere, N.D.; two brothers, Donald,
Lakeside, Ore., Dennis, of Nevada; three sisters, Shirley Svenby, Detroit
Lakes, Judy (Orland) Johnson, Lisbon, N.D., Sarah "Sally" (John) Walker,
Manhattan, Kan.; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 10 to 8 and Saturday from 9 to 2 in Peterson-Johnson-Schuldt
Funeral Home, Valley City.
Funeral: Saturday at 2 in the funeral home.
Burial: Woodbine Cemetery, Valley City.
Alfred E. Leland
Alfred E. Leland, 74, Wahpeton, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in St.
Francis Medical Center, Breckenridge, Minn.
Mr. Leland was born March 11, 1922, near Wahpeton. He attended school
near Abercrombie, N.D. and then attended the North Dakota State College
of Science, Wahpeton, and the University of Montana before returning to
the Wahpeton area to farm. On June 28, 1958, he married Darline Matheson
in Wahpeton. He continued to farm near Wahpeton until he retired in 1989.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Rebecca (Christopher) Johnson,
Libertyville, Ill.; a brother, Theodore, Wahpeton; two sisters, Ina Broe,
Sarasota, Fla., Helen Galchutt, Napa, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 3 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, in Vertin-Munson
Funeral Home, Wahpeton, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Saturday at 11 in Galchutt (N.D.) Lutheran Church.
Burial: St. John’s Cemetery, Galchutt.
John M. McLennan
John Maynard McLennan, 30, 473 Baja Lane, Fargo, died Tuesday, March
4, 1997, as a result of injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident near
Mr. McLennan was born March 8, 1966, in Fargo, where he grew up and
attended school. He graduated from Shanley High School in 1984. He was
presently employed at the Great Northern Restaurant, Fargo, and the Moorhead
Knights of Columbus Club.
He is survived by his parents, John and Susan, Fargo; a brother, Marc,
Duluth, Minn.; three sisters, Molly Ann Tripp, Staten Island, N.Y., Michelle
"Missy" McLennan, Fargo, Lisa McLennan, Duluth; and two grandparents, Florence
McLennan, Fargo, and Mary Johnson, Duluth.
Visitation: Tonight from 5:30 to 7:30, with a prayer service at 7:30,
and one hour before the funeral in Church of the Nativity, Fargo.
Funeral: Saturday at 11 in the church.
Beau Donald Miller
Park Rapids, Minn.
Beau Donald Miller, infant son of Phil and Tami Miller, Nevis, Minn.,
was stillborn Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in St. Joseph’s Area Health Services,
Park Rapids. A private funeral will be held with burial in Calvary Cemetery,
Grand Forks, N.D.
He is survived by his parents; his grandparents, Gloria Miller, Grand
Forks, Jim and Rose Bredman, Crookston, Minn.; and his great-grandparents,
Cal and Laverne Bredman, Ada, Minn. (Stenshoel-Houske, Crookston)
Gladys Peterson, 87, Ulen, formerly Hawley, Minn., died Tuesday, March
4, 1997, in Viking Manor Nursing Home, Ulen.
Gladys Olson was born Nov. 12, 1909, in Kensett, Iowa. In 1918 she
moved with her parents near Hitterdal, Minn., where she attended school.
On Dec. 11, 1931, she married Leonard Peterson in Hawley. They farmed near
Hitterdal. She recently entered Viking Manor Nursing Home.
She is survived by her husband of Hawley; a son, Lavon (Genevieve),
Hawley; a brother, Stanley (Ruby), Fargo; a sister, Bernice Batsaas, Thief
River Falls, Minn.; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday from 5 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in Vigen-Wright
Funeral Home, Hawley, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 2 in Lysne Lutheran Church near Hawley.
Burial: Lysne Lutheran Church Cemetery.
John A. Sipe
John A. Sipe, 88, Ada, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in Bridges Medical
Mr. Sipe, known as Jack, was born May 30, 1908, in Sarles, N.D. He
moved with his family to Lockhart, Minn., where he grew up and attended
school. On Sept. 18, 1930, he married Rose Peterson in Breckenridge, Minn.
They operated the City Service Station in Lockhart in the early 1930s.
In 1934 they moved to Halstad, Minn., where he managed the Gambles store
and later worked for Halstad Motor Co. He also drove school bus for the
Halstad school system.
He purchased Floyd Gift’s farm machinery business in Halstad and in
1947 received a John Deer farm machinery contract. He retired in 1970 and
they moved to Ada in 1983. She died in 1985. He married Thelma Foss June
6, 1992, in Ada.
He is survived by his wife; a stepson, Stanley (Dang) Foss, Austin,
Texas; a stepdaughter, Dorothy (George) Zinich, Elkhart, Ind.; two brothers,
Allen (Donna), Tony (Clarabelle), both Ada; four sisters, Alice (Ken) Johnson,
Moorhead, Lucille Handford, Mentor, Minn., Florence Nygaard, Ulen, Minn.,
Irene (Bob) Dittmer, Republic, Wash.; and 12 grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, and Saturday
from 10 to 11 in Grace Lutheran Church, Ada.
Funeral: Saturday at 11 in Grace Lutheran Church.
Burial: Halstad North Cemetery.
Thomas W. Stahl
Thomas William Stahl, 100, Aneta, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in
Aneta (N.D.) Parkview Health Center.
Mr. Stahl was born Dec. 30, 1896, near Pekin, N.D. On July 4, 1930,
he married Gertrude Brekken in Jessie, N.D. She preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, Frank, Pekin; a daughter, Pauline (Alan) Bergman,
Jud, N.D.; and four grandchildren.
Visitation: Tonight from 6 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in Aaker
Funeral Home, Lakota, N.D.
Funeral: Saturday at 2 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Tolna, N.D.
Donald F. Wagner
Donald F. Wagner, 73, Downer, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, at his
Pelican Lake home near Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Mr. Wagner was born Sept. 16, 1923, near Downer where he grew up and
attended school. From 1944 to 1961 he worked as a front-end loader operator
for Kost Brothers Construction, Moorhead. From 1961 to 1982 he worked as
a mechanic for Johnson-Rogers Implement, Barnesville, Minn. He also worked
for farmers in the Barnesville area.
He is survived by two brothers, Loren (Rosella), Downer, John (Victoria),
Greenfield, Wis.; and a sister, Ardis (Stanley) Skogen, Fargo.
Visitation: Sunday from 3 to 8 in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville,
and two hours before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 11 in St. James United Church of Christ, Barnesville.
Burial: City Cemetery, Barnesville.
John C. Weber
John C. Weber, 93, Oriska, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in Valley
Mr. Weber was born Feb. 13, 1904, in Winsted, Minn., where he grew
up and attended school. On Jan. 24, 1928, he married Clara Gruman in Fingal,
N.D. They farmed near Oriska. She died in 1982.
He is survived by a son, Clem (Barbara), Valley City; a daughter, Harriet
(Greg) Dimmer, Valley City; a brother, Frank, Winsted; a sister, Johanna
Burger, Norfolk, Va.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 10 to 8, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Peterson-Johnson-Schuldt
Funeral Home, Valley City, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Saturday at 10:30 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fingal,
Burial: Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Herbert Wolf, 68, Wishek, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in Wishek
Mr. Wolf was born Dec. 19, 1928, near Wishek, where he grew up and
attended school. On June 14, 1953, he married LaVern Harter in Ashley,
N.D. They farmed near Wishek. In 1954 they moved into Wishek. He worked
at Raile Body Shop, Wishek, and later for Pfeifle Chevrolet, Wishek. He
began working as a water commissioner for the City of Wishek in 1973, retiring
in 1994. He was also a member of the Wishek Fire Dept. for 35 years and
had served as fire chief.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Susan (Murray) Mack, St. Cloud,
Minn.; two brothers, Alvin (Irene), Roseville, Calif., Elton (Violet),
Bismarck, N.D.; a sister, Rinelde Diede, Jamestown; and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 9 to 8 and Saturday from 9 to noon in Dahlstrom
Funeral Home, Wishek, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Saturday at 1:30 in St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek.
Burial: St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery.