Miscellaneous Cass County, North Dakota Obituaries

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Gustave T. Burkhardt
Jamestown, N.D.
Gustave T. Burkhardt, 83, Jamestown, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Jamestown.
Mr. Burkhardt was born Feb. 25, 1914, in Stutsman County, N.D. He grew up near Streeter, N.D., and attended school in Streeter. He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps. On July 31, 1944, he married Esther Remmick in Jamestown. They moved to Jamestown in 1945. He did carpentry work and worked for construction companies in the area. She preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Strobel and Candace Burkhardt, both Jamestown; a brother, Arnold, Washington; and four sisters, Margaret Wentland and Hilda Schultz, both Jamestown, Elsie Schwecke, California, Martha Macomber, Washington. 
Visitation: Tuesday from 9 to 9 in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Wednesday at 11 in St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

Annamae R. Holland
Fargo
Annamae R. Holland, 51, Fargo, formerly Barnesville, Minn., was found dead in her home Thursday, March 6, 1997.
Annamae Paschke was born July 18, 1945, in Moorhead. She grew up and attended school in Wolverton, Minn., and graduated from Barnesville (Minn.) High School. She married Rick Holland April 24, 1964, in Moorhead. They lived in Barnesville. She worked at First National Bank, Barnesville. Later, she ran the office of Holland Electric, Barnesville. He died in 1991. She moved to Fargo in 1991.
She is survived by three sons, Chad (Rhonda), Wolverton, Troy (Jennifer Des Marais-Holland), Winnemucca, Nev., Cory, Fargo; her mother, Mary Paschke, Barnesville; a brother, Arnold, Colorado; and three grandchildren
Visitation: Today from 3 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville.
Burial: Rosemound Cemetery, Barnesville.

Obert H. A. Johnson
McVille, N.D.
Obert H. A. Johnson, 98, McVille, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Friendship Health Care Center, McVille.
Mr. Johnson was born Aug. 10, 1898, near Pekin, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He attended Hanson School of Mechanics, Grand Forks, N.D. He moved to Seattle in the late 1920s. He was a self-employed commercial fisherman. On Oct. 9, 1946, he married Alma Ensrud in Seattle. They lived in Seattle and Poulsbo, Wash. In 1990 they moved to McVille. They lived in Devils Lake, N.D., for a few months before entering Friendship Health Care Center. She died in 1995.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 8 in Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home, McVille, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Sheyenne Lutheran Church near Pekin.
Burial: Sheyenne Church Cemetery near Pekin.

Julius Langer, Jr.
Valley City, N.D.
Julius Langer Jr., 82, Valley City, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City.
Julius Edward Langer, Jr., was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Fingal N.D., where he grew up and attended school. Later, his family moved to Kelliher, Minn. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. On Oct 10, 1949, he married Mary Behm in Fingal. They lived in Valley City. In 1951 they moved to Moorhead. They moved to Casselton, N.D., in 1955. In 1957 they moved to the Emil Langer farm near Alice, N.D. They moved into Valley City in 1986. He entered Sheyenne Care Center in 1993.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Larry (Nita) and Kevin (Kristine), both Valley City; four daughters, Carol (Bruce) Schmidt, Bismarck, N.D., Renee (Richard) Herbranson, Fargo, Michelle (Jerry) Dahl, Valley City, Beverly (Conrad) Mitzel, Oronoco, Minn.; three brothers, Lawrence and Leo (Ruth), both Valley City, William (Joyce), Hawley, Minn.; a sister, Rose Winters, Boyd, Minn.; and 11 grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 1 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: Tuesday at 10:30 in St. Henryís Catholic Church, Alice, N.D.
Burial: St. Catherineís Cemetery, Valley City.

Inez M. Mathieson
Maddock, N.D.
Inez M. Mathieson, 76, Maddock, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Inez Marcella Kittelson was born Feb. 8, 1921, near Maddock, where she grew up. She attended school in Hesper, N.D. During high school she worked in the Palace Cafe and Haukness Store, Maddock. She married Norman Mathieson April 5, 1944, in Lebanon, Pa. They lived in Maddock. He died in 1991.
She is survived by two daughters, Jeanne (Gerald) Schlenker, Minnewaukan, N.D., Joan (Rodney) Oksendahl, Cavalier, N.D.; and six grandchildren.
Visitation: Today for one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Today at 11 in North Viking Lutheran Church, Maddock.
Burial: North Viking Lutheran Cemetery, Maddock.
(Nelson, Maddock.)

Agnes H. Olson
Carrington, N.D.
Agnes H. Olson, 89, Carrington, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.
Agnes Holth was born Jan 14, 1908, in Barlow, N.D., where she grew up. She attended school in Barlow and graduated from Carrington High School. She attended Valley City State University. For 35 years she taught in rural elementary schools in central North Dakota. She married Clarence Olson in November 1929 in Carrington. He died in 1970. In 1985-86 she served as president of North Dakota Retired Teacherís Association. She was state director of the American Association of Retired Persons from 1987 to 1990. She was president of International Westerners Club and Sons of Norway Lodge, Carrington. She had served as president of the District 5 General Federation of Womenís Club. 
She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia (Alan) Willyard, Carrington; a stepsister, Margaret Olson, Pierre, S.D.; four half brothers, Roy Holth, Carrington, Lewis Holth, Tacoma, Wash., Fred Holth, Port Angeles, Wash., Norman Holth, Los Gatos, Calif.; a half sister, Mary Sinkler, New Rockford, N.D.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: Today from 2 to 8:30 in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Funeral: Tuesday at 10:30 in Federated Church, Carrington.
Burial: Carrington Cemetery.

Norma P. Simon
Portland, N.D.
Norma P. Simon, 97, Portland, died Saturday, March 8, 1997, in Luther Memorial Home, Mayville, N.D.
Norma P. Youngman was born Nov. 26, 1899, in Wheatland, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She worked as a switchboard operator in the Wheatland telephone office. In 1922, she married Harry A. Simon in Helena, Mont. They operated a grocery store in Wolverton, Minn., from 1923 to 1929. They moved to Fargo and operated a grocery store at University Drive and 13th Avenue South. They moved to Pelican Rapids, Minn., in 1944 to operate a lake resort. In 1959 they moved to Los Angeles. They moved to Palm Springs, Calif., in 1980. He died in 1980. In 1993, she moved to Portland.
She is survived by two daughters, Marion (Orvest) Bekkerus, Moorhead, Dorothy Ann (Raymond) Kraling, Blanchard, N.D.; a sister, Beatrice McLean, Wheatland; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday for one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Wednesday at 11 in Elm River Lutheran Church, Galesburg, N.D.
Burial: Wheatland Cemetery.
(Baker, Mayville)

Helen Smelser
Fargo
Helen Smelser, 77, 1516 10th St. N., Fargo, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.
Helen Labrud was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Willow City, N.D., where she grew up and graduated from high school. She worked at various bakeries in Minot, N.D., and Kansas City, Mo. She married Walter Smelser June 9, 1949, in Minot. They lived in Minot and Grand Forks, N.D. In 1975 they moved to Fargo.
She is survived by her husband.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 8 in Ivers-Landblom Funeral Home, Fargo.
Funeral: Graveside services Tuesday at 1 at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

Laura Augusta Solom
Barnesville, Minn.
Laura Augusta Solom, 63, Barnesville, died Friday, March 7, 1997, in Unity Hospital, Fridley, Minn.
Laura Augusta Seward was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Brainerd, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Cambridge, Minn. She moved with her parents to Battle Lake, Minn., and later to Fargo. On Oct. 3, 1964, she married Richard Solom in Fargo. They lived in Fargo. In 1983 they moved to Barnesville.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Caroline Sawyer, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; her mother, Irene Seward, Barnesville; a brother, Everett (Winnie), Fargo; two sisters, Luella Lepard, West Fargo, Vieda (Vernon) Hames, Circle Pines, Minn.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday from 3 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville, and two hours before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Wednesday at 2:30 in Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Barnesville.
Burial: Girard Cemetery, Henning, Minn.

Eleanor R. Anderson
Lisbon, N.D.
Eleanor R. Anderson, 77, Lisbon, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Eleanor R. McCommon was born Jan. 31, 1920, near Marion, N.D. She moved with her family to Jamestown, N.D., where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1938. She graduated in 1942 from Central Dakota Commercial College, Jamestown. She worked in various ASCS offices in the Carson, N.D., area and in Wahpeton, N.D. She later moved to Lisbon where she worked in the ASCS office.
On May 9, 1948, she married Walter E. Anderson in Jamestown. In 1971 she began working as an assistant in the Ranson County treasurerís office in Lisbon. She later became Ranson County treasurer, an office she held for 10 years. Her husband died in 1978.
She is survived by a son, Bruce (Gayle), Fargo; a daughter, Gayle (Dick) Larson, Fargo; two brothers, Eugene (Edna), Livingston, Mont., Donald (Pat), Jamestown; five sisters, Florence Betsch and Darlene (Mick) Hagen, both Jamestown, Evelyn (Lloyd) Hinschberger, Devils Lake, N.D., Frances (Howard) Zinck, Fargo, Bernice Brown, Gresham, Ore.; and five grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday from 10 to 8 in Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon.
Funeral: Thursday at 10 in United Methodist Church, Lisbon.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon.

Inga Amundson Athey
Fargo
Inga Amundson Athey, 90, 320 30th Ave. N., Fargo, died Feb. 23, 1997, in Carmichael, Calif.
Inga Otilia Kvislen was born Sept. 13, 1906, near Sanborn, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She later attended St. Lukeís School of Nursing, Fargo. She married Arnold Amundson in 1933. He died in 1942. In 1946 she married Ernest Athey. They moved in 1951 to Fargo. He died in 1976.
She is survived by two sons, Arlo Amundson, Carmichael, Charles Amundson, Portland, Ore.; a brother, Elmo, Valley City, N.D.; a sister, Edna Kvislen, Dallas, Ore.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Saturday at 2 in First Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Sanborn.
(Hanson-Runsvold, Fargo)

Arnold R. Bell
Finley, N.D.
Arnold R. Bell, 65, Finley, formerly Forman, N.D., died Thursday, March 6, 1997, in Edinberg, Texas.
Mr. Bell was born May 19, 1931, in Forman, where he grew up and attended school. He worked on his familyís farm until age 16, when he began working in road construction in Minnesota and the Dakotas. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he worked in road construction. On Feb. 26, 1966, he married Myrtle Moffett in Waukegan, Ill. They moved to Racine, Wis., where he worked for Belle City Steel Manufacturing and later for the city of Racine. In 1969 they moved to Forman. He worked for the Melroe Division of Clark Equipment, Gwinner, N.D., retiring in 1991. For two years, he worked summer months for Sargent County. They later moved to Finley, where he worked for Steele County. They spent winters in Texas.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Bing (Janet) Carlson, Warroad, David (Diane) Carlson, Inkster, N.D.; two daughters, Darla (Marc) Toso, Fergus Falls, Lorie McDiarmid, Courtenay, British Columbia; three brothers, Earl, Larry, Richard (Stella), all Forman; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday from 2 to 8, with a prayer service at 8, in Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls.
Burial: Knollwood Memorial Gardens, Fergus Falls.

Erlyn L. Carlson
Fargo
Erlyn L. Carlson, 61, 310 8th St. S. #107, Fargo, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Carlson was born July 13, 1935, in Fargo, where he grew up and attended school. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1953. On Aug. 3, 1957, he married Ann Peterson, in Fargo. He then attended aircraft maintenance school in Amarillo, Texas. He later worked as a supervisor for Steiger Tractor, Phoenix. He was the senior test technician in research and development for Winnebago Industries, Forest City, Iowa, until he retired in 1992. He returned to Fargo in 1993.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Charles (Wanda), Fargo; two daughters, Vicki (Greg) Samis, Fargo, Steffany (Paul) Hillis, Fenton, Mich.; a brother, Dewey (Virginia), Fargo; a sister, Diane (Thorval Jr.) Stensgard, Fargo; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service: Thursday at 3 in Elim Lutheran Church, Fargo.
(Hanson-Runsvold, Fargo)

Joseph B. Choc
Bagley, Minn.
Joseph B. Choc, 86, Bagley, died Sunday, March 9, 1997, in First Care Nursing Home, Fosston, Minn.
Mr. Choc was born Jan. 3, 1911, in Myrtle, Minn., where he grew up and attended school. He moved with his family to Clarissa, Minn., and then to Tenstrike, Minn., before he entered the U.S. Army during World War II.
After the war, he moved to the Bemidji, Minn., area where he did carpentry work for about 10 years. He then moved to the Bagley area where he farmed and did carpentry work. In November 1996 he entered First Care Nursing Home.
He is survived by two brothers, Frank Jr., Bagley, Archie (LaVella), Lengby, Minn.; and a sister, Irene (Clare) Johnson, Toledo, Wash.
Visitation: Today from 2 to 4 in Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen, Minn.
Funeral: Wednesday at 2 in the funeral home.
Burial: ZCBJ Cemetery, Mahnomen.


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