Miscellaneous Cass County, North Dakota Obituaries

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Gilman Jerome Aasen
Mayville, N.D.
Gilman Jerome Aasen, 83, Mayville, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in Union Hospital, Mayville.
Mr. Aasen was born Sept. 17, 1913, near Hatton, N.D. He moved with his family in 1919 to a farm near Mayville where he grew up and attended school. On Oct. 17, 1940, he married Marjorie Braaten in Crookston, Minn. They lived in Mayville where he owned a service station and later a grain elevator and trucking firm with his brothers. He retired in 1985.
He is survived by his wife; seven daughters, Rose (Glenn) Thoreson and Joan (Michael) Osland, both Mayville, Dorothy (Jeff) Sheldon, Regent, N.D., Sharon (Jim) Berthiaume, Bloomington, Minn., Judy (Henry) Noel, Hallock, Minn., Debra (Jon) Lenzen, Menahga, Minn., Karen (Scott) Kost, Farmington, Minn.; three brothers, Orlo (Margaret), Carl (Avis), Ernest (Gladys), all Mayville; two sisters, Adeline (Gene) Ellingrud, Mesa, Ariz., Donna (Earle) Bakkum, Mayville; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 7 in Baker Funeral Home, Mayville, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Saturday at 2 in First American Lutheran Church, Mayville.
Burial: Mayville Cemetery.

Leo Lawrence Anderson
Dallas, Ore.
Leo Lawrence Anderson, 86, Dallas, died Feb. 28, 1997, in a Salem, Ore., health care center. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lisbon, N.D., for he and his wife, Esther Stroh Anderson, who died in November 1996. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon.
Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 8, 1910, near Englevale, N.D. He graduated from high school in Elliott, N.D., and in 1934 he received a degree in soil science from North Dakota State University. He joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service and worked as a conservationist in Washington state and Idaho until he was appointed Oregon state soil conservationist in 1942. He left the USDA in 1945 and moved to Fargo where he managed Newday Seed Co. He later bought the company, merging with a larger seed company in 1959. He also owned and operated farms in North Dakota and Idaho for many years.
He served as chief agriculturist for the Development and Resource Corp. of New York City in the development of a sugar cane factory and refinery in Iran and was an international agriculturist consultant in the set up of a large farming operation in Libya. He was an economic consultant for the World Bank, doing economic studies in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and Mexico.
He maintained a home in Fargo until 1980 when he retired and moved to Sun City, Ariz. He moved to Dallas, Ore., in 1986.
He is suyrvived by two brothers, Nelson (Esther), Dallas, Ore., Robert, Moorhead; and three sisters, June (Ray) Bot, Shoreview, Minn., Ruth Penberthy, St. Paul, Mary Stroh, Lisbon.
 
Ethel Julia Corell
Jamestown, N.D.
Ethel Julia Corell, 83, Jamestown, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in her home.
Ethel Seckerson was born Oct. 4, 1913, in Jamestown. She grew up and attended school in the Windsor, N.D., area. In 1936 she graduated from Minette Hairdressing School, Fargo, then worked for Morckís Beauty Shop, Jamestown. On Oct. 11, 1939, she married John Corell in Bottineau, N.D. They farmed near Jamestown until 1978 when they moved into Jamestown.
She is survived by her husband; a son, John A. (Brenda), Jamestown; two daughters, Joyce (Myron) Rosene, Bismarck, N.D., Noreen (Vernon) Gent, Mahnomen, Minn.; a brother, Lloyd (Mary Lou), Windsor; a sister, Pearl (Harold) Kurtz, Jamestown; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation: Today from 1 to 9, with a prayer service at 8, in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Saturday at 11 First Congregational-United Church of Christ, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

Clarence Froslie
Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Clarence Froslie, 74, Pelican Rapids, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Froslie was born Sept. 14, 1922, near Erhard, Minn., where he grew up and attended school. He worked for many years as a farm hand in the Erhard area. In 1986 he entered the Good Samaritan Center in Pelican Rapids.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 8 in Larson Funeral Home, Pelican Rapids, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Saturday at 1 in Assembly of God Church, Pelican Rapids.
Burial: Tonseth Cemetery near Erhard.

Helen Green
Moorhead
Helen Green, 77, 2810 2nd Ave. N., Moorhead, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.
Helen Jeans was born June 12, 1919, in Paris, Texas. She grew up in Texas and Arkansas, graduating from Rocky Mountain High School in 1937. She then returned to Paris where she married Ira Green Sept. 20, 1944. They lived in Paris for a short time before moving to Fargo. He died in 1964. She later worked in Fargo as a sales clerk at the Roughrider Western Shop and was a bookkeeper at Sew What Monogramming. She entered the Moorhead Health Care Center in 1994.
She is survived by a son, Robert, Fargo; a daughter, Phyllis (Ivan) Susag, Hawley, Minn.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Memorial service: Today at 2 in the Moorhead Health Care Center.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
(Hanson-Runsvold, Fargo)

John F. Grosser
Carrington, N.D.
John F. Grosser, 78, Carrington, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Grosser was born June 20, 1918, in Stark County, N.D., where he grew up and graduated from high school. He worked as a ranch hand in the Badlands near Medora, N.D., and later worked on a construction crew at the briquetting plant near Dickinson, N.D. He also worked in the coal mines and farmed in Dunn County, N.D.
On Jan. 14, 1941, he married Eva Freer in Hirschville, N.D. She died in 1952. He moved to Fargo and attended Hansen Mechanical Trade School. He worked in Fargo at Service Chevrolet, Kiefer Chevrolet and Holsum Bakery. On June 7, 1954, he married Katharine Lech in Dickinson, N.D. They moved in 1964 to Carrington where he worked for McCurley Chevrolet. He was later employed by Farmers Union Oil Co., Carrington, until he retired in 1980.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, John (Kathy), Anaheim, Calif., Timothy (Valerie), Junction City, Kan.; four daughters, Lenora (Paul) Lee, Poway, Calif., Dolores (John) Loffelmacher, McHenry, N.D., Patricia Grosser, Carrington, Annette Grosser, Dickinson; three brothers, Bernard (Anna Marie), Dickinson, Frank, West Allis, Wis., William (Angie), Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Elizabeth Lech and Rose (Lloyd) Moldenhauer, both Dickinson; eight grandchildren and two 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 church.
Funeral: Saturday at 10 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.
Burial: Carrington Cemetery.

John P. Johnson
Fargo
John P. Johnson, 83, 101 2nd St. N., Fargo, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Johnson was born May 1, 1913, near Warwick, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He farmed near Warwick until moving to Fargo where he started Bowling Service Co. He later purchased a bowling alley in Beresford, S.D., which he operated for several years. He then returned to Fargo and worked for the Puralator Co. until he retired in the early 1980s.
He is survived by a sister, Steena Slayton, Reseda, Calif.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral.
Funeral: Saturday at 2 in West Funerl Chapel, West Fargo.

Theodore Kiser
Valley City, N.D.
Theodore Kiser, 76, Valley City, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Mercy Hospital, Valley City.
Mr. Kiser was born Feb. 23, 1921, in Sanborn, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He later moved to Ypsilanti, N.D. During World War II he served with the U.S. Army. In 1946 he moved to Marion, N.D., where he farmed. He moved to Valley City in 1977 and was married to Betty Sharp.
He is survived by two stepsons, Thomas Jeffrey Kiser, Fargo, Kenneth Kiser, Minneapolis; and a brother, Lawrence, Valley City.
Visitation: Today from 1 to 8 in Peterson-Johnson-Schuldt Funeral Home, Valley City, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Saturday at 2 in St. Catherineís Catholic Church, Valley City.
Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sanborn.

Ralph L. Nelson
LaMoure, N.D.
Ralph L. Nelson, 75, LaMoure, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. 
Mr. Nelson was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Merricourt, N.D. He attended school in Monango, N.D. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. After military service he moved to Ellendale, N.D., where he worked as a carpenter. On Nov. 25, 1970, he married Mayme Martinson in De Smet, S.D. They farmed near Dickey, N.D. She died in 1994. He moved to LaMoure in 1994. 
He is survived by two brothers, Clarence, Chicago, Emil, Gresham, Ore.; and a sister, Annabell Wallace, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Visitation: Today from 3 to 8, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure. 
Funeral: Saturday at 11 in the funeral home. 
Burial: Rogate Lutheran Cemetery, Berlin, N.D.

Marion F. OíConnor
Jamestown, N.D.
Marion F. OíConnor, 88, Jamestown, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in Jamestown Hospital.
Marion Frances Bushaw was born Nov. 28, 1908, in Grand Forks, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Vincent OíConnor Sept. 3, 1930, in Grand Forks. They lived in several difference communities while her husband managed Scott 5 & 10 stores. They moved in 1936 to Jamestown where he managed a Scott 5 & 10 store. They later went into business themselves in Jamestown. In 1953 they moved to California where they were in business. In 1969 they retired and returned to Jamestown. He died in 1970.
She is survived by a son, Patrick (Doris), Jamestown; a brother, George Bushaw, of Washington state; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 9 to 9, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Funeral: Saturday at 1 in The Basilica of St. James, Jamestown.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown.

Philip Prochniak
Edgeley, N.D.
Philip Prochniak, 83, Edgeley, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.
Mr. Prochniak was born May 17, 1913, in Edgeley. He grew up and attended school in the Edgeley area. On Oct. 8, 1950, he married Esther R. Strobel in Kulm, N.D. They farmed near Edgeley. He entered Central Dakota Village in January.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Darrell (Donna), Edgeley; five brothers, Lawrence (Eva) and John (Julie), both Sioux Falls, S.D., Robert (Sherry), Billings, Mont., Edward (Irene), Fargo, Ted, of Texas; a sister, Marie (Edward) Morgan, Brainerd, Minn.; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 9 to 9 in Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Saturday at 11 in St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Kulm Congregational Cemetery.

Bessie Strating
Fergus Falls, Minn.
Bessie Strating, 98, Fergus Falls, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in the Pioneer Retirement Community, Fergus Falls. 
Bessie Pitchford was born July 4, 1898, in Wolbach, Neb. In 1906 she moved with her parents to Berlin, N.D. On Dec. 15, 1917, she married Harry Strating in Berlin. They lived near Medberry, N.D. He died in 1955. She then moved to Edgeley, N.D. She moved to Fergus Falls in 1974. 
She is survived by a son, Erwin (Marlee), Ellsworth, Wis.; a daughter, Shirley (Frank) Dowzak, Fergus Falls; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Saturday from 4 to 6 in Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, and one hour before the service in the funeral home. 
Funeral: Sunday at 1 in the funeral home. 
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Edgeley.

Rick Alfson
Grafton, N.D.
Rick Alfson, 50, Grafton, formerly Hillsboro, N.D., died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Alfson was born Nov. 26, 1946, in Sharon, N.D. He graduated from high school in Binford, N.D., and later graduated from Mayville (N.D.) State University. He received a masterís degree in education administration from North Dakota State University Tri-College.
He coached and taught school in Halliday, N.D., Tolna, N.D., and Grafton. He was principal at Hillsboro High School for 14 years and for the past year and a half was principal at the high school in Grafton. 
He is survived by his wife, Valorie; two sons, Cory (Jessica), Albert Lea, Minn., Lee, Mayville; his mother, Bernice Alfson, Binford; two brothers, Jerry (Karen), Hillsboro, Loren (Darlene), Binford; and a sister, Beverly Pearson, Fargo.
Visitation: Two hours before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Today at 2 in Grafton Lutheran Church.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro.
(Wildeman, Hillsboro)

Harold A. Busching
Fargo
Harold A. Busching, 85, Riverview Place, Fargo, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Busching was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Milnor, N.D., where he grew up and graduated from high school. He married Agnes Louise LeMieux in 1939. They moved to Valley City, N.D., where he worked for Wynne Colman and Sons for three years. In 1944 he entered the U.S. Navy and served until 1945. Following military service, he returned to Valley City and worked as a mechanic. He later moved to Fargo where he worked for S&S Construction until he retired in 1977. His wife died in 1988.
He is survived by a son, Dennis (Hatsumi), Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, LeRoy (Phyllis), Wahpeton, N.D.; and one grandchild.
Visitation: Monday 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: Tuesday at 10 in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo.

Wayne F. Herreid
Wayne Herreid, 86, Peoria, IL, formerly Fargo-Moorhead, died March 9, 1997. Memorial services Monday, March 17, in Peoria.
Born June 17, 1910, in Fargo. Moved to Moorhead in 1926 where he graduated from high school in 1928. Graduated from NDSU in 1932. Served in U.S. Navy during World War II. After military service he moved to Peoria. Married Blanch Scott. Worked for Brown Shoe Co. until retiring.
Survivors: wife; sons, Scott and Brent, Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Teresa, Battle Lake, MN; brothers, Grant (Phyllis), Moorhead, Dell (Shirley), Portland, OR; sisters, Eileen Anderson, Scottsdale, AZ, Ann Sannes, Moorhead; 13 nieces and nephews.

Margarete Hitterdal
Hitterdal, Minn.
Margarete Hitterdal, 63, Hitterdal, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in her home.
Margarete Ann Hitterdal was born April 7, 1933, near Hitterdal, where she grew up and attended school. She attended Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, and Concordia College, Moorhead. She worked for Polk County Social Services. Later, she attended Moorhead State University. She taught in Minnesota, Montana, Washington, New York and Connecticut. She also taught in Tanzania, Africa. She taught at International School, Antwerp, Belgium, for more than 20 years. She returned to Hitterdal two years ago because of failing health.
She is survived by her mother, Marie Hitterdal and a sister Ruby, (the Rev. John) Abel, both Hitterdal.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Salem Lutheran Church, Hitterdal.
Burial: East Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hitterdal.

Lenora O. Jenson
Fargo
Lenora O. Jenson, 72, 1415 W. Gateway Circle, Fargo, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.
Lenora O. Bartz was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Valley City, N.D. She lived on her grandparentís farm near Valley City and later moved to Sanborn, N.D., where she graduated from high school. She received a teaching degree from Valley City State University, then taught at Cogswell, N.D., and New Salem, N.D.
On June 18, 1949, she married Lester Irvin Jenson in Valley City. They moved to Williston, N.D., where in 1965 she taught music at the first grade level for a year. She then taught music at the junior high and elementary level until retiring in 1978. Her husband died in 1985. She moved to Fargo in 1987.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Joyce), Coon Rapids, Minn., Dean (June), Billings, Mont., Lynn (Charlene), Fargo; two daughters, Carole (Mark) Richman, Fargo, Faye (Mark) Nelson, Plentywood, Mont.; a brother, Richard, Valley City; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Sunday from 2 to 4 in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 2 in Atonement Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Williston.

Inez Kisser
Fargo
Inez Kisser, 92, 817 12th St. N., Fargo, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.
Inez Orvedal was born Jan. 8, 1905, south of Fargo, where she grew up. She married Martin Kisser Sept. 20, 1930, Moorhead She worked for Martinís Transfer, Fargo, from 1939 to 1972. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Martin, Schaumberg, Ill., John (Denise), Fargo; two daughters, Marilyn (Swede) Severson, Fargo, LeeAnn (Don) Berge, Northwood, N.D.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren
Visitation: Monday from 4 to 8 in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 2 in First Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo. 

Lori J. Roth
Fargo
Lori J. Roth, 29, 1622 5th St. N., Fargo, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in her home.
Lori Bjornstad was born June 23, 1967, in Lodi, Calif. She later moved with her family to Fargo where she graduated from North High School in 1985., She graduated from Northwest Technical College, Moorhead, in 1986, and in 1992 she graduated from Interstate Business College, Fargo. She worked in Fargo at MeritCare Hospital for two years and at Bethany Homes for two years. She was currently working at Lindsay Ecowater, Moorhead. On April 24, 1993, she married Vince Roth in Fargo.
She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Ariana; her parents, Loren and Anita Bjornstad, Fargo; three sisters, Tami (Doug) Brainerd and Teri Bjornstad, both Fargo, Pati (Tim) Dahlsad, Moorhead; and her grandfather, Orville Bjornstad, Fargo.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 1:30 in First Assembly of God Church, Fargo.
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Moorhead.
(Boulger, Fargo)

Hermine Marie Saar
Enderlin, N.D.
Hermine Marie Saar, 78, Enderlin, died Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in her home.
Hermine Marie Hahn was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Leonard, N.D. She married Fred Saar June 25, 1950, in Sheldon, N.D. They lived in Leonard. She ran Saarís Cafe from 1953 to 1958. They moved to Enderlin in 1967.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Marlin (Irma), Tampa, Fla., Brent, Barrow, Alaska; four daughters, Paulette (Richard) Cronk, Harlem, Mont., Sibyl (Paul) Jacklitch, Wahpeton, N.D., Trese Saar, Wahpeton, Lori (Mitch) Papke, Christine, N.D.; a sister, Elvera (Berdon) Neros, Glenwood, Minn. and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral: Monday at 11 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Enderlin.
(Armstrong, Enderlin)

Dorothy Sundfor
Wahpeton, N.D.
Dorothy Sundfor, 88, Wahpeton, died Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in the Wahpeton Health Care Center.
Miss Sundfor was born March 28, 1908, in Fargo. She lived with her sister-in-law, Julia Sundfor, after the death of her parents. She lived in Grafton, N.D., before moving in 1983 to Wahpeton. She had recently entered the Wahpeton Health Care Center.
She is survived by a brother, Alfred, Rock Island, Ill.; and a sister, Margaret Witt, Sun City, Ariz.
Visitation: Monday from 8:30 to 10:30 in Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.
Funeral: Monday at 10:30 in the funeral home.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
 
Edith B. Tennison
Barnesville, Minn.
Edith B. Tennison, 87, Barnesville, formerly Fargo, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Villa Maria Healthcare Center, Fargo.
Edith Mjolhus was born Sept. 24, 1909, in Halliday, N.D. She attended school in Dunn County, N.D. She worked as a domestic in the Halliday area for several years before she moved to Fargo. On Oct. 13, 1956, she married Stanley Tennison in Fargo. They were caretakers of a four-plex in north Fargo for 18 years. In 1994 she entered the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Barnesville. Her husband died in October 1996.
She is survived by a stepson, John Erickson, Wilton, N.D.; a stepdaughter, Lorna; a brother, Reuben (Irene), Dunn Center, N.D.; and two sisters, Olga Landa, Moorhead, Rebecca (Roy) Knutson, Walla Walla, Wash.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the chapel.
Funeral: Monday at 10 in First Lutheran Church Chapel, Fargo.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
(Hanson-Runsvold, Fargo)

Arthur L. Wiest
Fargo
Arthur L. Wiest, 54, 1902 3rd Ave. N., Fargo, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in his home. Private memorial services will be held.
Mr. Wiest was born Nov. 6, 1942, in Harvey, N.D. He grew up and attended school in Harvey and Wellsburg, N.D. He then farmed with his parents on the family homestead near Harvey until 1989 when he moved to Fargo. He did janitorial work in various restaurants in Fargo.
He is survived by two sisters, Christine Mitzel, Rugby, N.D., Mary Ehli, Sioux City, Iowa. (Ivers-Landblom, Fargo)


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