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Louise Wilkinson
Collinsville, Okla.
Louise Sullivan Sampson Wilkinson, 94, Collinsville, formerly Lisbon, N.D., died Jan. 21, 1997. A memorial service will be held in July at White Earth Lake near White Earth, Minn., where she had a summer home.
Louise Sullivan was born Dec. 11, 1902, in Lisbon. She received a nursing degree from St. Barnabas Hospital, Minneapolis. She then went to Panama, where she worked as a nurse at Gorgar Hospital. She married Dr. David Sampson and they spent 26 years in Panama.
In 1948 he retired and they moved to Lisbon. He died six months later. She then was a public health nurse in Lisbon from 1951 to 1957. She married Leslie Wilkinson. They moved to San Antonio and later to Donna, Texas. In 1992 she moved to McAllen, Texas, where she lived at Camelot Retirement Home for four years. In January of this year she moved to a nursing home in Oklahoma to be near her family.
She is survived by a son, Don Sampson, Owassa, Okla.; a daughter, Jan Muralt, Mission Viejo, Calif.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mae E. Niemi
Fargo
Mae E. Niemi, 72, 101 2nd St. S., Fargo, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in her home.
Mae E. Ruziska was born May 8, 1924 in Moorhead. She grew up and attended school in Moorhead, Fargo and Dilworth. She married Joseph Lorentz in 1945. She married Edward Niemi in 1972. They lived in West Fargo. In 1991, she moved to the Fargo High Rise.
She is survived by a son, Michael Lorentz, Fargo; two daughters, Carol Jacob, Bakersfield, Calif., Kathy Lorentz, Moorhead; a sister, Helen Netzer, Fargo and one grandchild.
Visitation: Sunday from 4 to 7 in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, and one hour before the funeral in the funeral home.
Funeral: Monday at 2 in Hanson-Runsvold Chapel.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.

Millard E. Walstad
Ada, Minn.
Millard E. Walstad, 88, Ada, died Wednesday, March 5, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Walstad was born May 30, 1908, near Borup, Minn., where he grew up and attended school. He married Anna Jenson in July 1930 in Emerson, Canada. They lived in Fargo for a short time. Later they moved back to the family farm near Borup. She died in 1986. He moved to Ada three years ago.
He is survived by a son, Leonard, (Jean), Barnes, Wis.; a daughter, Doris Strom, Fargo; a brother, Clifford, Moorhead; two sisters, Agnes Huebner, Moorhead, Helen Doren, Ft. Dodge, Iowa; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: Sunday from 2 to 5, with a prayer service at 5, in Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley, Minn., and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 11 in Jevnaker Lutheran Church near Borup.

Edith M. Nitschke
Edith M. Nitschke, 68, of 3108 South 5th Street, Moorhead, MN, died March 6, 1997, in her home after a 2-year struggle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 10, 1997, at 11:00 A.M. at Lake Park Lutheran Church, Lake Park, MN. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 9, 1997, from 2 - 4 P.M. at Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead. and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. A public prayer service will be held on Sunday at Korsmo Funeral Chapel at 4 PM.
Edith Marie Haugan was born February 5, 1929, to Arne and Emma (Hagenah) Haugan at Halstad, MN, and graduated from Halstad High School. On April 25, 1948, Edith married Ishmael "Mel" Nitschke at Ashley, ND, and the couple made their home in Fargo, ND. Later they made their home in Moorhead. For many years Edith worked at Concordia College, Moorhead, retiring in 1987, as a Food Service Supervisor. Following retirement, the couple moved to Big Cormorant Lake. She was a member of Lake Park Lutheran Church and V.F.W. Auxiliary of Detroit Lakes, MN. In addition to her husband, Mel, Edith is survived by a son, Jim (Audrey) Nitschke, Fargo; 4 daughters, Kathy (Steve) Bladow, Moorhead, Cindy (Brad) Cicci, Powell, WY, Patty (Dan) Swanson of Detroit Lakes, and Shelley (Rolland) Sayler of Fargo; 12 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, David (Jo) Haugan, Worthington, MN; 3 sisters, Alice (Sig) Lindgren, Fargo, Lu Verna Tonder of Traverse City, MI, and Ardis (Red) Dowling, Minneapolis, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Leonard Griese, Signar, Leonard and Irvin Haugan.

Selena Frances Arnold
Fargo
Selena Frances Arnold, 80, 3111 Broadway, Fargo, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Selena Frances Brown was born Nov. 10, 1916, in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, where she grew up and attended school. She married Vernon J. Arnold Aug. 25, 1951, in Argentia, Newfoundland. They moved in 1951 to Virginia Beach, Va. He died in 1964. She worked for the U.S. Navy as a seamstress for 25 years. In 1993 she moved to Fargo.
She is survived by a son, John Hayes, St. Johns, Newfoundland; two daughters, Debra Peterson, Fargo, Lou Ann (Edwin) Pirwitz, Liverpool, N.Y.; three sisters, Patricia Pomeroy, Carmel (Albert) Pomeroy, Isabelle Burnes, all Placentia; and 11 grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7, and Monday from 10 to 11 in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo.
Funeral: Monday at 11 in the funeral home.

Gladys A. Hansen
Moorhead
Gladys A. Hansen, 84, Moorhead Health Care Center, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, at the healthcare center.
Gladys A. Names was born April 19, 1912. She grew up and attended school in Wadena, Minn. On June 26, 1929, she married Walter M. Hansen. They moved in 1935 to Moorhead. He died in 1962. She worked as a custodian at Moorhead State University until retiring.
She is survived by two sons, LeRoy (June), Moorhead, Lawrence (Margaret), Bloomington, Minn.; a daughter, Janice (David) Lindgren, Fargo; a sister, Irene Hansen, Springfield, Ore.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday from 3 to 6 in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 10 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.

Irene A. Muralt
Edwardsville, Ill.
Irene A. Muralt, 86, Edwardsville, formerly Lisbon, N.D., died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Rosewood Care Center, Edwardsville.
Irene A. Dahl was born Aug. 13, 1910, in Doyan, Minn. She attended school in the Devils Lake, N.D., area and also attended Lisbon High School. On Dec. 9, 1930, she married Walter Muralt in Moorhead. After her husband’s death in 1963, she began working in the Coast to Coast store in Lison which she and her husband owned along with their son, Charles. She continued to work at the store until 1975. 
She is survived by two sons, Charles, Lisbon, David, Austin, Texas; a daughter, Marianna McNally, Edwardsville; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 4 to 9 in Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisbon.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon.

Kenneth C. Anderson
Woodburn, Ore.
Kenneth C. Anderson, 71, Woodburn, formerly Fargo, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Willamette Falls Hospital, Oregon City, Ore. At his request, no services will be held.
Mr. Anderson was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Huron, S.D. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a nuclear chemist at St. Luke’s Clinic in Fargo for 37 years. He lived in Fargo all of his life and moved to the Portland, Ore., area in January of this year.
He is survived by a sister, Jan Janneck, Woodburn. (Telophase Cremation Society, Portland)

Margaret Louise Lehrke
Jamestown, N.D.
Margaret Louise Lehrke, 82, Jamestown, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.
Miss Lehrke was born July 26, 1914, in Jamestown. She moved with her family to Arthur, N.D., and Prosper, N.D. They returned to Jamestown in 1925 where she attended school. She worked for the Jamestown Hospital. She then worked 35 years for the Anne Carlsen School in Jamestown. 
She is survived by a brother, Harold (Crystal), Lewisburg, W.Va.; and a sister, Erma (Francis) Scott, Apache Junction, Ariz.
Visitation: Sunday from 1 to 9 and Monday from 9 to noon Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Monday at 2 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.

Leona M. Hanson
Fargo
Leona M. Hanson, 75, 1717 40th St. S.W., Fargo, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Leona M. Theede was born Dec. 23, 1921, near Hankinson, N.D., where she grew up and graduated from St. Francis Academy. She later attended Valley City (N.D.) State University. On Oct. 20, 1941, she married Howard Hanson in Hankinson. They farmed near Mooreton, N.D., for 32 years. She served as postmaster at Mooreton from 1962 to 1964. In 1976 she moved to Fargo where she was a certified nursing assistant at Villa Maria Healthcare Center until she retired in 1984.
She is survived by a son, Gary (Janice), West Fargo; three daughters, Cheryl (Dave) Tehle and Jane (Charles) Heath, both Fargo, Nancy (Paul) Johnson, West Fargo; a brother, Frank (Mary), Wahpeton, N.D.; five sisters, Leska Stack and Dorothy (Ren) Cossette, both Fargo, Frances Mitchell and Irene Trom, both Hankinson, Aagnes Hager, St. Ann’s, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday from 5 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, and Monday from 11 to noon in Holy Cross Catholic Church, West Fargo.
Funeral: Monday at noon in the church.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Hankinson.
(Boulger, Fargo)
 
Christiana Filler
Harvey, N.D.
Christiana Filler, 98, Harvey, formerly Anamoose, N.D., died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in St. Aloisius Nursing Home, Harvey.
Christiana Goll was born Oct. 16, 1898, near Martin, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Reinhold K. Filler Sept. 4, 1917, in McClusky, N.D. They farmed near Anamoose until 1952 when they retired and moved into Anamoose. He died in 1982. She entered St. Aloisius Nursing Home in 1995.
She is survived by four sons, Roy, Martin, Walter, Denhoff, N.D., Wesley, Anamoose, Rufus, Fargo; three daughters, Frieda Bartz, Anamoose, Lillie Feil, Rock Valley, Iowa, Violet McCartney, Gillette, Wyo.; two brothers, Leo, Bismarck, N.D., Henry, Billings, Mont.; two sisters, Magdalina Brandt and Augustine Pedersen, both Harvey; 17 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday from 2 to 8 in Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.
Funeral: Monday at 10:30 in St. Martin Lutheran Church, Anamoose.
Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery, Harvey.

James Wiedemann
Green Valley, Ariz.
James Wiedemann, 79, Green Valley, Ariz., and Moorhead, died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Green Valley.
Mr. Wiedemann farmed near Sabin, Minn., until retiring.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; a son, Byron, of Minnesota; a daughter, Lauren McDougall, Green Valley; three sisters, Irene Springer, of Florida, Lois Bonk, Fargo, Mary Morrison, Moorhead; and three grandchildren. (Green Valley Mortuary)
Memorial service: Wednesday at 10:30 in Desert Hills Lutheran Church, Green Valley

Pattison Edgar Thomas
Pattison "Pat" was born on May 7, 1916 in Conifer, New York to Guy P. and Nora Elizabeth Thomas. He attended school in Lowville, New York where he graduated from the Lowville Academy. He received a bachelor of arts in accounting from the University of Michigan in 1937. His first job was in Rome, New York at the Revere Ware Division of Copper and Brass, where he worked as an industrial engineer and was the production control manager.
He then was drafted into the Army where he entered Camp Upton, New Jersey. He went through officer training school in Columbus, GA. He then enrolled in the Officer Army Special Training Program for, in Pat’s case, speaking the German language – where they intended for him to be a secret agent, but Pat refused since he felt his German dialect wasn’t polished. Then in November of 1943 he was sent overseas to England, where he sailed to Sicily and came into Italy at the Boot where he served in the fiercest battle of the war in Italy, "the Mount Casino." He also served in Germany, toward the end of the war.
Pat returned to Camp Edwards, Mass., where he was in charge of detachment, he was then placed in charge of separation and then Center Operations working in payroll operation.
In 1946, he was sent to South America British Guiana. He was in charge of medical supplies from Trinidad to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Buenos Aires, and his secondary mission was the entire East Coast of South America. In 1951, the family went back to Ann Arbor, MI, while Pat went to Camp Forrest, Tenn. Reg. Adj. till retired. He ran the regiment executive office for commander for a year.
After service, he worked in Chicago, as a purchasing agent for Diebel Die Co. They made auto punch – high speed presses, tools, etc. and did custom stamping. His children went to parochial school in Chicago. They were called to Milwaukee to take care of his wife’s brother’s children. While there, his wife, Patty, contracted polio. He worked with Blackhawk. He bought steel for them for a year.
He then worked 3 years as Assistant Production Manager for the John Oster Manufacturing. The company made hair clippers, etc.
He worked for AO Smith Manufacturing as Assistant Production Manager for five years, for heat exchangers nuclear reactor container – worked on nuclear Polaris submarine missile reactors and made 25 of them in Milwaukee, WI.
For a short while after divorce he went to Chicago and worked for Pettibone Mulligan, a heavy equipment manufacturer. Pat set up new payroll system for them for recording incentive piecework time studies 14-15 elements – worked 1½ years.
He went back to Milwaukee for a brief time then moved onto Minneapolis. He worked with Brown and Bigelow, running their payroll operation for the playing card division.
He worked with Payco, a photographic development equipment company, for 3-4 years, long-range planning. He then worked with the Woodrich Construction Co., Minneapolis. He worked for them in South Dakota, while building I-90. He worked as field auditor, payrolls, paying bills, etc. Their next project took him to Hector Airport, Fargo, where they re-paved Hector landing field. He worked for Tennefos until they sold out. He then worked for Kost Brothers – ready mix – also managed their subsidiary Co., Midwest Excavating Company, until his retirement from that company in 1981. When he retired from Kost Brothers, he then set up his tax and accounting business for a time in his home and then moved to 624 Main Ave. in 1988.
While in Minneapolis he met and married Elaine Wiese. She passed away in Fargo in 1986. His first wife, Patti Sudarth Thomas passed away in 1984.
Pattison Thomas married Ann Chesley (Healy) Thomas on October 8, 1988. The couple made their home in Fargo for the past 8 years, until Pattison moved into the Manor Care Nursing Home in 1996.
Pattison died on Friday, March 7, 1997 in the Manor Care Nursing Home in Fargo, ND.
Survived by: his wife, Ann Thomas; Son, Timothy and his wife, Marty of Milwaukee, WI; Daughter Melissa Jarvis of Milwaukee, WI; Step-Son: Paul Brian Healy of New York City, NY; Step-Daughter, Karen Ruth (Healy) Morin of Long Beach, CA; Brother, Wilford and his wife, Jane of Lowville, NY and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Patti Sudarth Thomas; brother, Zane, and one step son Mike Ilyian.
Memorials may be given to the Arthritis Foundation and the First Presbyterian Church of Fargo.
Funeral: Wednesday, March 12, 1997 – 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church, Fargo.
Visitation: 5 to 8 PM, Tuesday at Hanson-Runsvold and for one hour before services at the church.
(Hanson-Runsvold, Fargo, ND)

Walter Simpson
Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Walter Simpson, 86, Pelican Rapids, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Pelican Lake Health Care Center, Ashby, Minn.
Walter S. Simpson was born Jan 7, 1911, in Otter Tail County, Minn., where he grew up and attended school. He married Ena Thom Dec. 4, 1939, in Fergus Falls, Minn. They farmed on the family farm until 1995, when he entered Broen Home, Fergus Falls. Later he moved to Pelican Lake Health Care Center.
He is survived by his wife and one grandchild.
Visitation: Monday from 2 to 8 in Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 2 in Central Lutheran Church, near Pelican Rapids.
Burial: Central Lutheran Cemetery, near Pelican Rapids.

Larry Richard Eman
Branson, Mo.
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.

Patricia Thompson
Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Patricia Englund Thompson, 47, Detroit Lakes, died Monday, March 3, 1997, in Detroit Lakes.
Patricia Englund was born Jan. 9, 1950, in Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and graduated from high school. She married Terry Metelak in 1973 near White Earth, Minn. They lived in Thief River Falls, Minn., until returning to Detroit Lakes in 1979. She married Michael Thompson Oct. 25, 1993, in Detroit Lakes. He preceded her in death. She worked as a custodian for the Detroit Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars post from 1985 to 1997.
She is survived by a son, Cory (Matie) Metelak, Oceanside, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Melody Thompson and Jessica Thompson, both Hutchinson, Minn.; a brother, William, Callaway, Minn.; two sisters, Phyllis Braun, Canon City, Colo. and Cathy Jahnke, Apple Valley, Minn.
Visitation: Today from 2:30 to 8, with parish prayers at 7, in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Funeral: Monday at 10 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Detroit Lakes.
Burial: Holy Rosary Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Kathleen C. Levos
Fargo, N.D.
Kathleen C. Levos, 75, Fargo, formerly Chaffee, N.D., died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Bethany Homes, Fargo.
Kathleen C. Koehler was born June 24, 1921, near Wheatland, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Lewis Levos June 17, 1950, in Casselton, N.D. They farmed near Chaffee until retiring in 1977. He died in 1986. She moved to Casselton in 1989. She entered Bethany Homes in 1990.
She is survived by a son, Andrew (Julie), Chaffee; a daughter, Susan (Larry) Nesemeier, Leonard, N.D.; two sisters, Mary Koehler, Casselton, Magdalene Landry, New Orleans; and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 3:30 to 6 in West Funeral Home, Casselton, with a rosary service Monday at 7 in St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Casselton.
Funeral: Tuesday at 10:30 in St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Casselton.
Burial: St. Leo’s Cemetery, Casselton.

Elaine V. Anderson
Binford, N.D.
Elaine V. Anderson, 79, Binford, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in United Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D.
Elaine V. Alfson was born Nov. 16, 1917, in Binford, where she grew up and graduated from high school. She married Russell Anderson in September 1938 in Binford. They farmed near McVille, N.D. They moved to Binford in 1976.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Ronald (Gayle), McVille, Bradley, Starkville, Miss.; a daughter, Sharon (Gary Hulin) Winsness, Minneapolis; a sister, Evelyn Hopley, Binford; and four grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 5 to 8 in Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home, McVille, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 2 in Sheyenne Lutheran Church near Pekin, N.D.
Burial: Sheyenne Church Cemetery near Pekin.

Irene Vondergeest
Valley City, N.D.
Irene Vondergeest, 88, Valley City, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Valley City Care Center.
Irene Thede was born April 20, 1908, in Fond Du Lac, Wis. Her family homesteaded in South Dakota before moving to Jamestown, N.D. She attended school in Jamestown. She attended business college in Fargo and worked at Palace Cafe, Jamestown, as a bookkeeper. On June 16, 1929, she married Hans Vondergeest in Jamestown. They farmed near Jamestown. They moved into Jamestown in 1973. He died in 1994. She entered Valley City Care Center in 1994.
She is survived by two sons, John (Carole), Stanwood, Wash., Bruce (Donna), Custer, Wash.; two daughters, Dora (Gordon) Larson, Valley City, Arlene (Ronald ) Moen, Fargo; a brother, Donald (Barbara), Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Mildred Verkamp, Schnellville, Ind.; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 9 to 9 in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

James Wilkowski
Perham, Minn.
James Wilkowski, 76, Perham, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Perham Memorial Hospital.
James Donald Wilkowski was born May 26, 1920, in Miles City, Mont., where he grew up and attended school. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940. He served in the South Pacific. On June 25, 1944, he married Mary McDonald in Oakland, Calif. They moved to Perham, where he worked for the city.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Robert (Carol), Perham, Michael (Deb), Charlottesville, Va.; a daughter Joan (Jeff) Hamiel, St. Paul; two brothers, Paul, Perham, John (Joan), Staples, Minn.; two sisters, Rosie (George) Borgerding, Dent, Minn., Elizabeth (Clarence) Rutten, Butler, Minn.; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 9, with a prayer service at 8, in Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham.
Funeral: Monday at 11 in St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Perham.
Burial: St. Henry’s Catholic Cemetery, Perham.

Olga Marie Anderson
Portland, N.D.
Olga Marie Anderson, 94, Portland, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Olga Marie Domier was born Oct. 11, 1902, near Portland, where she grew up and attended school. She married Christ Anderson July 3, 1925. He died in 1979.
She is survived by five daughters, Arlene (Herald) Tastad, Portland, Opal (Robert) Strand, Portland, Dorothy Amundson, Elbow Lake, Minn., Shirley (Kenneth) Thykeson, Portland, Sylvia Reynolds, Mayville, N.D.; 29 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: Monday from 4 to 7 in Baker Funeral Home, Mayville, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 1:30 in Bruflat Lutheran Church, Portland.
Burial: Bruflat Cemetery, Portland.

Delores F. Erickson
Fargo
Delores F. Erickson, 62, Fargo, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Delores Soberg was born July 17, 1934, in Harwood, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She graduated from Moorhead State High School in 1951. She worked for U S West, Fargo, as an operator. On Feb. 12, 1954, she married John Erickson near Harwood. She transferred to Bismarck, N.D., and transferred back to Fargo for U S West.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Kevin (Kim), and Kyle, both Fargo; three daughters, Candace Erickson, Fargo, Carla (Richard) Heckel, Gilbert, Ariz., Carrie (Jared) Simonson, Fargo; four brothers, Harry (Darlene) and K. Duane, both Fargo, Dennis (Carol), Coon Rapids, Minn., Alan (Nancy) Argusville, N.D.; four sisters, Irene (Gary) Sandvig, Mayville, N.D., Gloria Bottcher, Fargo, Barbara (James) Meyer, Fort Worth, Texas, June (Donald) Marks, Twin Valley, Minn.; and four grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7 in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 10:30 in Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo.
Burial: Osterdalen Lutheran Cemetery, Argusville.

Bernice V. Flohaug
Grand Forks, N.D.
Bernice V. Flohaug, 83, Grand Forks, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in her home. 
Bernice Hanson was born Oct. 20, 1913, near Kloten, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Olaf Flohaug Oct. 18, 1933, in Aneta, N.D. They farmed in Nelson County, N.D. In 1964 they moved to Grand Forks, where she worked in the Grand Forks Social Service Department. He died in 1986.
She is survived by a daughter, Dagny (Jack) Ritteman, Salol, Minn.; a brother, Robert (Anna), McVille, N.D.; a sister, Verla Mae Erickson, McVille; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: Today from noon to 4 in Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home, McVille, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 10 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, near Kloten.
Burial: Our Savior’s Church Cemetery, near Kloten.

Leona M. Hanson
The funeral service for Leona M. Hanson, 75, of 1717 40th St. S.W., Fargo, N.D. will be held on Monday at 12:00 noon at Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo, N.D. There will be a prayer service held in the Church on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the church and one hour prior Monday. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Hankinson, N.D. She died Thursday, March 6, 1997 in MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.
Leona M. Theede was born December 23, 1921 on a farm near Hankinson, N.D. She grew up there, graduating from St. Francis Academy in Hankinson. She attended Valley City State College. Leona married Howard Hanson Oct. 20, 1941 in Hankinson. The couple farmed north of Mooreton, N.D. for 32 years. Leona served as the postmaster at Mooreton from 1962 until 1964. She moved to Fargo in 1976, where she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Villa Maria Nursing Home until retiring in 1984.
Leona was a very kind and caring person who enjoyed life to the fullest. She especially loved her family. She was affectionately known as "Great Great" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
One of her favorite past-times was playing cards. If anyone ever wanted to play a game of cards with her she "just happened" to have a deck or two in her purse. She was also known to enjoy an occasional trip to the casino in hopes of hitting the jackpot.
A son Steve preceded her in death.
She is survived by:
Her special friend of over 10 years, Jack Novetzke, Fargo, N.D. 
A son Gary (Janice) Hanson, West Fargo, N.D.
Three daughters: Cheryl (Dave) Tehle, Fargo, N.D., Jane (Charles) Heath, Fargo, N.D., Nancy (Paul) Johnson, West Fargo, N.D.
One brother: Frank (Mary) Theede, Wahpeton, N.D.
Five sisters: Leska Stack, Fargo, N.D., Frances Mitchell, Hankinson, N.D., Agnes Hager, St. Ann’s, Missouri, Irene Trom, Hankinson, N.D., Dorothy (Ren) Cossette, Fargo, N.D.
12 grandchildren: Adam and Joshua Roberts, Joanna, Kristina, Thomas and Traci Tehle, Lisa (Ken) Klocke, Scott Heath, and Joshua (Tammi) Heath, Peter (Nikki) Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Alissa Johnson
7 great-grandchildren: Steven and Lindsey Klocke, Thomas and Brianna Heath, David M. Tehle, Evan Johnson, and Brady Heath.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, N.D.

H. Warren Johnson
H. Warren Johnson, 72, 1419 Sunset Blvd., Hawley, MN died Friday, March 7, 1997 at Sunnyside Nursing Home near Lake Park, MN.
Mr. Johnson was born May 16, 1924 in Pelican Rapids, MN to Bennie and Clara Johnson. He lived in the Pelican Rapids, Callaway, and Audubon areas. Warren married Delores A. Morton on January 5, 1952 in Grand Forks and they lived and farmed south of Audubon. In 1958, they moved south of Lake Park where they farmed until moving to Hawley in 1996.
He served on the DHIA, Milk Producers Association and Cormorant Lutheran Church councils. Warren’s hobbies included playing cards, hunting, horseshoes, sight-seeing, and coffee with special friends. He especially enjoyed any activity that involved his children and grandchildren.
Warren is survived by his wife, Delores; five daughters, Vicki (Mike) Reek, Fargo, Nancy (Eric) Wermager, Hawley, Karla (Scott) Dahl, Des Moines, IA, Carmen (Troy) Olson, Hawley, Stacy (Kent McKercher) Johnson, Bemidji; two sons, Randy Johnson, Detroit Lakes, Mark (Bonnie) Johnson, Fargo; and nine grandchildren. He also is survived by three sisters; Helen Stigen, Fergus Falls, MN, Lorraine (Roy) Hanson, Detroit Lakes, MN and Vernice (Gehard) Gandrud, Detroit Lakes, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.
Memorial Service: Monday, March 10, 1997, 11:00 A.M. Cormorant Lutheran Church, near Lake Park, MN
Vigen-Wright Funeral Home, Hawley, Minn.


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