Miscellaneous Cass County, North Dakota Obituaries


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Edwin Dalke
Lehr, N.D.
Edwin Dalke, 82, Lehr, died Friday, March 14, 1997, in St. Michaelís Hospital in Sauk Center, Minn.
Mr. Dalke was born Jan. 4, 1915, near Lehr, where he grew up and attended school. He married Emma Becker in Lehr. They farmed north of Lehr. She died in 1967. He began working for Clifford Schnabel in 1970. He retired and moved to Lehr in 1985.
He is survived by a daughter, Arlene (Bert) Sarles, Sauk Center; two brothers, Aaron (Marvel), Bismarck, N.D., Marvin (Gloria), Grass Valley, Calif.; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Visitation: Monday from noon to 8 in Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek, N.D., and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Grace Lutheran Church, Lehr.
Burial: Lehr City Cemetery.

Morris S. Dodd
Ogema, Minn.
Morris S. Dodd, 53, Ogema, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in St. Maryís Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes, Minn., from injuries suffered in a logging accident.
Mr. Dodd was born Feb. 29, 1944, in Mahnomen, Minn. He grew up and attended school near Strawberry Lake near Ogema, Minn. He married Ruth Cline Dec. 4, 1964, in Detroit Lakes. They lived near Strawberry Lake. He was self-employed as a trucker, heavy equipment operator, mechanic and logger.
He is survived by his wife; four sons, Morris Jr. (Rose), Detroit Lakes, Steve, Clayton and Les, all of Ogema; a daughter, Goldie (Todd) Leiniger, Hill City, S.D.; his mother, Mary Dodd, Ogema; three brothers, Milton and Ross (Lola) both of Ogema, Victor (Pat), Birdsboro, Pa.; five sisters, Ann (Dan) Thompson and Robin (August) Dodd, both Ogema, Thelma (Bob) Collins, Perham, Minn., Louise (Frank) Lawrence, Detroit Lakes, Marlys (Amos) Stoltzfus, Winchester, Tenn. and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 4 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 10 in Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes.
Burial: Strawberry Lake Mennonite Cemetery near Ogema.

Donald E. Hannestad
Mapleton, N.D.
Donald E. Hannestad, 62, Mapleton, died Thursday, March 13, 1997, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo. 
Mr. Hannestad was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Hatton, N.D, where he attended school. He moved with his family to Fargo in 1948, and graduated from Oak Grove High School. He worked for Cass Clay Creamery, Fargo, for 20 years. For several years he operated Silver Dollar Bar, West Fargo. Later he was employed at Lepird Home Decorating, West Fargo.
He is survived by two sons, Rick, Fargo, Monte, West Fargo; three daughters, Rondi Weaver and Cindy (Mark) Fretland, both Edina, Minn., Linda (Jim) Heggesteun, Stillwater, Minn.; two stepsons, Todd Lindsey, Fargo, Timothy (Darlene) Lindsey, Abercrombie, N.D.; a stepdaughter, Jodi Peterson, Moorhead; two brothers, Marlin (Judy), Tucson, Ariz., Elton (Lorraine), Sun Valley, Calif.; two sisters, Delores Hanson, Northwood, N.D., Shirley (Roger) Farrell, Fond du Lac, Wis.; four grandchildren and eight stepgrandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the chapel.
Funeral: Tuesday at 1:30 in West Funeral Chapel, West Fargo.
Burial: St. Johnís Cemetery, Hatton.

Ida Lorraine Larsen
Pelican Rapids, Minn.
Ida Lorraine Larsen, 65, Pelican Rapids, died Friday, March 14, 1997, in her home.
Ida Lorraine Hanson was born March 31, 1931, in West Fargo. She lived in Mapleton, N.D. She attended Interstate Business College, Fargo. Later she moved to Olympia, Wash., where she worked for Western Union. She lived in Minneapolis for a short time. She worked as an X-ray technician in Portland, Ore. On May 5, 1957, she married John Larsen in Fargo. They lived in Hunter, N.D. In 1964 they moved to Pelican Rapids. In 1987, they moved to Pelican Lake.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Steve (Trudy), Barnesville, Minn., Gary, Eden Prairie, Minn.; two daughters, Ann (Randy) Beck, Bagley, Minn., Doris (Gene) Ripley, Pelican Rapids; two brothers, William (LuMae), Riviera, Ariz., Mickey (Ardelle), Columbus, Ga.; three sisters, Evelyn Schoenecker, Fargo, Helen Larson, Missoula, Mont., Harriet (Ike) Larghe, New York Mills, Minn.; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday from 2 to 7, with a family prayer service at 7, in Larson Funeral Chapel, Pelican Rapids, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 2 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Pelican Rapids.
Burial: Ringsaker Cemetery near Pelican Rapids.

George Bradley Lennon
Park Rapids, Minn.
George Bradley Lennon, 79, Park Rapids, died Friday, March 14, 1997, in St. Josephís Hospital, Park Rapids.
Mr. Lennon was born April 7, 1917, in Rowland, N.C., where he grew up and graduated from high school. He worked for the U.S. Government in civil service. He entered the U.S. Army in 1944. He served in Alaska during World War II. In 1946 he was honorably discharged. He worked as a radio engineer for the Civil Aeronautics Administration, later the Federal Aviation Administration, in Alaska. On April 2, 1949, he married Beatrice Silliman in Windom, Minn. They lived in Alaska. Later they farmed near Windom. In 1978, he retired near Park Rapids. She preceded him in death.
He is survived by a son, George Jr. (Elizabeth Nyburg), Toronto; a daughter, Evelyn Lennon, St. Paul; two brothers, Merwyn and Francis; and one grandchild.
Funeral: Monday at noon in Trinity Episcopal Church, Park Rapids.
Burial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Richfield, Minn.

Alvin D. Partlow
Kensal, N.D.
Alvin Dewayne Partlow, 65, Kensal, died Friday, March 14, 1997, in Carrington (N.D.) Health Center.
Mr. Partlow was born June 2, 1931, in Kensal, where he grew up and attended school. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Mary Jean Florhaug Jan. 24, 1953, in Kensal. He worked for Rural Electrification Association, Carrington. In 1967 he began working for Puget Sound Power, Seattle. They moved to Ellensburg, Wash., in 1969, where he was superintendent of Kittitas Public Utility District. He retired in 1992. He returned to Kensal in 1995.
He is survived by three sons, Mike, and Jim (Karen), both Ellensburg, Tim, Kensal; five daughters, Patti (Val) Ramer, Jamestown, N.D., Barbara (Steve) Backer and Terry (Gerhart) Just, both Fargo, Brenda Howard, Ellensburg, Lisa Partlow, Jamestown; a brother, Fred (Jeannette), Fargo; two sisters, Rose (Ted) Kollman, Carrington, Dorothy Hall, Cumberland, Wis.; and 17 grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday 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: Tuesday at 10:30 in St. Johnís Catholic Church, Kensal.
Burial: St. Johnís Cemetery, Kensal.

Helen Luthera Steele
Ellendale, N.D.
Helen Luthera Steele, 90, Ellendale, died Friday, March 14, 1997, in Ellendale Nursing Center.
Helen Luthera Tennant was born June 12, 1906, near Faulkton, S.D., where she grew up and graduated from high school. She married Claude Steele Nov. 27, 1925. They lived in Aberdeen, S.D. In 1937 they bought a dry-cleaning plant in Britton, S.D. They operated Buhlís Drycleaning until 1960. In 1961, she worked in Wilgerís Department Store. Beginning in 1963, she worked for seven years as a tailor at Buhlís Drycleaning. He died in 1985. She moved to Aberdeen in 1986. In 1993, she moved to Evergreen Place, Ellendale. She entered Ellendale Nursing Center last year.
She is survived by two daughters, Claudia Hastings, Mayville, N.D., Mildred Cranmore, Las Vegas; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Two hours before the funeral today in the church.
Funeral: Today at 3 in United Methodist Church, Britton.
Burial: Britton City Cemetery.
(Hoven, Ellendale)

David Scott Wenschlag
Hankinson, N.D.
David Scott Wenschlag, infant son of Mike Wenschlag and Billee Jo Jackson, Hankinson, was stillborn Wednesday, March 12, 1997, in St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, Minn.
He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Bryce Mueller and Wayland and Willie Wenschlag, all at home; two sisters, Megan Mueller, at home, and Naomi Wenschlag, Fargo; grandparents, William and Juanita Oshkinowe, Waubun, Minn., and Hazel Wenschlag, Twin Valley, Minn.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in St. Benedictís Catholic Church, White Earth, Minn.
Funeral: Monday at 10 in the church.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, White Earth.
(David-Donehower, Detroit Lakes, Minn.)

Hulda B. Wheeler
Hulda B. Wheeler, 101, Elim Nursing Home, Fargo, died Monday, March 10, 1997, in Elim Nursing Home.
Hulda Bernice Jacobson was born June 26, 1895, in Hatton, N.D. As a child, she moved to McIntosh, Minn. She returned to Hatton as a teen. She attended boarding school in Mayville, N.D. She also attended Mayville State University. She taught school in Ashley, N.D., McHenry, N.D., and Tower City, N.D. On May 17, 1924, she married Harold Wheeler in Grafton, N.D. They lived in Lankin, N.D., until 1937. They later lived in Mandan, N.D., Bismarck, N.D., St. Paul, Grand Forks, N.D., and Jamestown, N.D., before moving to Fargo, where they lived for 45 years. He preceded her in death. She entered Elim Nursing Home in 1990.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce (Ross) Garrett, Bloomington, Minn.; a sister, Crystal (James) Rice, Grand Forks; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the chapel.
Funeral: Monday at 1:30 in Elim Nursing Home Chapel, Fargo.
Burial: Old Concord Cemetery, West Concord, Minn.
(Hanson-Runsvold, Fargo)

Elizabeth Wirtz
Hankinson, N.D.
Elizabeth Wirtz, 99, Hankinson, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in St. Gerards Nursing Home, Hankinson.
Elizabeth Hentz, known as Lizzie, was born Aug. 18, 1897, in Colfax, N.D. As a child, her family moved north of Hankinson. When she was 9 years old, she moved in with Nick and Elizabeth Wawers after the death of her mother. She married Math Wirtz Oct. 29, 1924, in Hankinson. They farmed near Hankinson until 1956, when they moved to Hankinson. He died in 1980. She entered St. Gerards Nursing Home in 1990. 
She is survived by a son, Norman, Fairmount, N.D.; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Prayer service Sunday at 1:30 in St. Gerards Nursing Home Chapel, Hankinson, and from 3 to 7, with a prayer service at 5, in Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson. Monday from 8 to 10 in the funeral home.
Funeral: Monday at 10:30 in St. Philips Catholic Church, Hankinson.

Ernest H. Olson
Ernest H. Olson, 68, 4685 San Juan Drive, Fargo, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in the Veteranís Administration Hospital, Fargo. 
Mr. Olson was born June 9, 1928, in Viola, Wis. He grew up near Kindred, N.D., where he attended school. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. After military service he worked in Detroit Lakes, Minn. On Oct. 28, 1955, he married Frieda Bitz in Moorhead. They lived in Moorhead, and later moved to Fargo. He worked as a truck driver in both Fargo and Moorhead. He retired in 1991.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Michael, Fargo; two daughters, Pam (Roger) Lizotte, Lake Park, Minn., Sandra Olson, Fargo; and three grandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the service in the funeral home. 
Funeral: Tuesday at 10:30 in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo. 
Burial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. 

Esther R. Hanson
The funeral for Esther R. Hanson, age 90, 101 2nd St. So., Fargo, North Dakota, will be on Wednesday, March 19, 1997 at 2:00 PM, at the Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead, MN. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at Korsmo Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead. 
Esther Regina Lehmkuhl, daughter of John and Dora (Meise) Lehmkuhl, was born August 9, 1906, at Red Lake Falls, MN, where she grew up and received her education. As a young lady, Esther moved to Moorhead, MN, where she made her home and worked as a maid and nanny in several area homes. She was united in marriage to Henry A. Hanson, on November 10, 1928, at Moorhead, where the couple made their home. Esther worked for a total of 30 years as a waitress, first at the Black Hawk Cafe and then at Deimerts Bar, both of Moorhead. Esther and Henry also owned and operated the Elmwood Grocery, Moorhead. Henry died in 1959.
In 1970, Esther retired and moved to Seattle, WA, where she lived for 25 years before moving to Fargo, ND, in September of 1995, at which time she made her home at the Fargo High Rise. Esther was a longtime member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead. She died on March 15, 1997, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. 
Survivors include two sons, Roy L. (Zoni) Hanson, Fargo, and Earl H. (Ruth) Hanson, Renton, WA; one daughter, Geraldine (Gene) Hendrickson, Mesa, AZ; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, seven sisters, one brother, and one great-grandchild.

Gladys Pederson
Valley City, N.D.
Gladys Pederson, 86, Valley City, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in Mercy Hospital, Valley City. 
Gladys Skarloken was born Jan. 8, 1911, in Hannaford, N.D. She grew up and attended school near Walum, N.D. On Oct. 30, 1930, she married Sylvester Pederson in Cooperstown, N.D. They farmed near Walum for several years. In 1959 they moved to Valley City, where they managed the Sheyenne Apartments for 12 years. She also worked as a nurseís aide at Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, for 15 years. He died in 1972. She worked as a caretaker for six years. 
She is survived by three sons, Russell (Marie) Visalia, Calif., Richard (Maxine), Cottage Grove, Minn., Gene (Ellen), Bismarck, N.D.; a daughter, Virginia (Richard) Henke, West Fargo; three brothers, Chester, Fargo, Bernard, Roseburg, Ore., Silas, Vining, Minn.; two sisters, Edith Dysart, Yuba City, Calif., Janice Sabinish, Jamestown, N.D.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday from 1 to 8 and Wednesday from 9 to noon in Oliver-Nathan Funeral Home, Valley City, and one hour before the funeral in the church. 
Funeral: Wednesday at 2 in Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Valley City. 
Burial: Eidfjord Cemetery, Walum. 

Ernest John Podolak
Oakes, N.D.
Ernest John Podolak, 74, Oakes, died Friday, March 14, 1997, in his home. 
Mr. Podolak was born March 10, 1923, in Stirum, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. In 1943 he entered the U.S. Army. He served in the Army until 1946. He then returned to Oakes. On Jan. 3, 1948, he married Marlys Christenson in Oakes. He worked for Weatherhead Distributing, Oakes, for many years. In 1968 they opened the Chalet Supper Club, Oakes. In 1989 he semi-retired and began working at Wheat Growers Association, Oakes. He retired in 1995. He was a past commander of the Oakes American Legion Bean Goodwin Post #36.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Douglas (Rita), Greenwood, Minn., Michael (Brenda), Oxbow, N.D.; a daughter, Joby (Bill) Parker, Forsyth, Mont.; a brother, Frank (Monica), Enumclaw, Wash.; and four grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 9 to 8, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Oakes. 
Funeral: Tuesday at 1:30 in St. Charles Catholic Church, Oakes. 
Burial: Oakes View Cemetery. 

Jesse Michael Poppler
Fosston, Minn.
Jesse Michael Poppler, 75, Fosston, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in First Care Hospital, Fosston.
Mr. Poppler was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Frazee, Minn. As a child, he moved to Lengby, Minn., where he grew up. He attended school near Fosston. He married Helen Nelson Sept. 10, 1942, in Mahnomen, Minn. They farmed near Lengby. They lived in Two Harbors, Minn., for two years before returning to Lengby. Later they moved to Fosston. He worked as a building contractor with Pervin Quam, Fosston. He retired in 1984. 
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Leslie Ann (John ) Handyside, Fosston; two brothers, Fred (Agnes), Williston, N.D., Glenn, Zimmerman, Minn.; three sisters, Margaret Stone, Erskine, Minn., Ellen Brustad, Sauk Centre, Minn. Beryl Fritz, Brooks, Minn.; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service: Saturday at 1 in Embassy Community Center, Fosston.
Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Fosston.1
(Carlin-Hoialmen, Fosston)

Thelma Watne
Hannaford, N.D.
Thelma Watne, 80, Hannaford, died Friday, March 14, 1997, in Griggs County Hospital, Cooperstown, N.D. 
Thelma Ouren was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Hannaford, where she grew up and attended school. She attended North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. She worked in government agricultural offices in North Dakota. She also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. She returned to Griggs County and taught rural school for two years. She married Otto Watne June 17, 1947, in Hannaford. She worked in the Griggs County Hospital office for many years.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Paul (Beverly Paulsen), Sisters, Ore.; three brothers, Marvin (Winnie), Richmond, Calif., Glenn (Audrey) Huntsville, Ala., Stanley, Jamestown, N.D.; two sisters, Bernice Ouren and Claire Lunn, both Cooperstown; and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 1 to 7, with a prayer service at 7, in Quam-Plaisted-Cushman Funeral Home, Cooperstown, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 2 in Cooperstown Evangelical Free Church.
Burial: Faith Lutheran Cemetery, near Hannaford.

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