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Axel J. Bakka
Callaway, Minn.
Axel J. Bakka, 90, Callaway, formerly Ogema, Minn., died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in St. Mary’s Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Mr. Bakka was born March 23, 1906, in Cumberland, Wyo. He moved to the Ogema area in 1919. On June 28, 1932, he married Alma Mikkanen in Buffalo, Minn. They farmed near Ogema until 1968. He also worked as a road groomer for Becker County, Minn. They later spent the winter months in Donna, Texas. In 1993 they moved to Aurora, Minn. After her death in 1994 he moved to the Callaway area.
He is survived by a son, Clemens (Jean), Aurora; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Today at 3 in Strawberry Lake Mennonite Church near Ogema.
Burial: Aura Memorial Cemetery near Richwood, Minn.
(David-Donehower, Detroit Lakes)

Henry E. Bernstein
Enderlin, N.D.
Henry E. Bernstein, 94, Enderlin, formerly Durbin, N.D., died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Hillcrest Manor, Enderlin.
Mr. Bernstein was born July 20, 1902, in Durbin. He grew up and attended school in the Durbin and Kindred, N.D., area. He farmed in the Davenport, N.D., area and later moved with his family to Lisbon, N.D., where he worked for the Johnson Seed Co. He also worked for a time at the Last Chance Cafe, Lisbon. In 1984 he entered Hillcrest Manor.
He is survived by four sons, Robert (Ronna), North St. Paul, Minn., David and Richard (Loretta), both Wahpeton, N.D., LeRoy, Enderlin; three daughters, Shirley (Warren) Johnson, Fort Ransom, N.D., Elaine (Danny) Thayer, Lansford, N.D., Eileen (Charles) Brandt, Britton, S.D.; a brother, Dan (Viola), Durbin; a sister, Mildred Standen, Superior, Wis.; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday from 5 to 8 in Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in Canaan Moravian Church near Davenport.
Burial: Canaan Moravian Cemetery near Davenport.

Agnes Bina
Langdon, N.D.
Agnes Bina, 73, Langdon, formerly Lawton, N.D., died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Cavalier County Memorial Hospital, Langdon.
Agnes M. Pesek was born March 1, 1924, near Lawton, where she grew up and attended school. She married Thomas J. Bina Nov. 13, 1941, near Lawton. They farmed near Brocket N.D., and Lawton. In 1968, they moved to Lawton. He died in 1988. She moved to Langdon in 1989. She worked at Langdon High School and Maple Manor Nursing Home, Langdon.
She is survived by two daughters, Veronica (Richard) Duerr and Rita (Dale) Charon, both Langdon; three brothers, Laddie and Joey (Catherine), both Lawton, Herman (Lillian), Cascade, Mont.; three sisters, Rose Marie (Laddie) Pecka, Lawton, Mary Lou (Norris) Bjorge, Lakota, N.D. Kathryn (Larry) Long, International Falls, Minn. and four grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 1 to 9, with a prayer service at 7, in Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Wednesday at 11 in St. Catherine’s Catholic Church near Lawton.
Burial: St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery near Lawton.
 
Willie Eidem
Moorhead
Willie Eidem, 82, 200 2nd Ave. N., Moorhead, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Minneapolis.
Mr. Eidem was born April 9, 1914, near Ulen, Minn. He grew up and attended school in the Twin Valley, Minn., area. In 1940 he married Ruby Graves. She died in 1941. He entered the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 and served as a B-17 airplane mechanic until he was discharged in 1945. He worked as a carpenter and drywall installer in the Fargo-Moorhead area until he retired.
He is survived by a brother, Albert, Moorhead.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the chapel.
Funeral: Wednesday at 5 in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Twin Valley.

Larry W. Eli
Glenfield, N.D.
Larry W. Eli, 47, Glenfield, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in his home.
Mr. Eli was born Feb. 22, 1950, in Cooperstown, N.D. He grew up and attended school in Glenfield where graduated from high school in 1969. He attended the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. He had worked for Burlington Northern Railroad since 1979.
He is survived by his mother, Ida, Glenfield; six brothers, Arnold, San Diego, Jerome (Sandra), Glenfield, Roger (Pat), West Fargo, Kenny (Mary), Cooperstown, Philip (Donna), Cando, N.D., David (Jackie), Jamestown, N.D.; and three sisters, Frances (Dale) Prebe, Janesville, Wis., Diane (Kirby) Dahl, Prosper, N.D., Susan (Michael) Kurtz, Jamestown.
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: Wednesday at 2 in Glenfield Lutheran Church.
Burial: Glenfield Cemetery.

Gladys Erickson
Nielsville, Minn.
Gladys Erickson, 91, Nielsville, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in Riverview Hospital, Crookston, Minn.
Gladys Knutson was born March 8, 1906, in Polk County, Minn., where she grew up and attended school. She graduated from high school in East Grand Forks, Minn., then attended college in Bemidji, Minn. She later taught school near Climax, Minn. On May 23, 1929, she married Jens Erickson in Crookston. They farmed near Nielsville until they retired. After his death in 1966 she moved to Crookston. She later moved to Climax, then moved to the Nielsville area to live with her daughter. 
She is survived by a daughter, Donna Jean (Lester) Vigness, Nielsville; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
Visitation: Wednesday from 6 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, in Stennes Funeral Chapel, Climax.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in Sandhill Lutheran Church near Climax.
Burial: Sandhill Lutheran Cemetery near Climax.

Theresa Gebur
Fergus Falls, Minn.
Theresa Gebur, 82, Fergus Falls, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at home.
Theresa Linster was born Nov. 18, 1914, in Millerville, Minn., where she grew up and attended school. On June 12, 1934, she married Lawrence Gebur in Millerville. They farmed near Millerville until 1953 when they moved to Fergus Falls.
She is survived by her husband; a brother and two sisters.
Visitation: Wednesday from 4 to 8, with a prayer service at 6:30, in Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Thursday at 11 in Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, Fergus Falls.
Burial: St. Otto’s Cemetery, Fergus Falls.

Medard L. Guggenberger
Waubun, Minn.
Medard L. Guggenberger, 84, Waubun, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Hillview Board and Lodge, Waubun.
Mr. Guggenberger was born July 8, 1912, near Cold Spring, Minn. He attended school in Richmond, Minn., and later moved to Mahnomen, Minn. He married Loretta Elfering June 4, 1935, in Beaulieu, Minn. They lived in Mahnomen. He worked at Ragulsky Dairy Farm. Later he worked as a Caterpillar operator for Moen Brothers construction. He also worked for Bert Ness, Zeigler Bros., and Ikoff Construction. He was a certified welder and worked on the missile systems in Grand Forks, N.D. He also worked construction with Blackie Kraling. In 1946 they moved to Venita Okla., for a short time before returning to Mahnomen. In 1992, they moved to Hillview Broad and Lodge, Waubun.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Medard Jr. (Patti), Nevada City, Calif,; a daughter, Marlene (William "Bud") Fisher, Pueblo, Colo.; six brothers, Claude (Clara), Raymond (Tillie) and David (Lucina "Lou"), all St. Cloud, Minn., Linus, Rockville, Minn., Herbert and George Jr. (Delores), both Richmond, Minn.; three sisters, Clara Steil, Leonilla "Mutz" (Leo) Feneis and Sister Marlene Guggenberger O. S. B., all St. Cloud; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation: Today from 6 to 9, with a Bible vigil at 7 and a rosary at 7:30, and Wednesday from 9 to 2 in Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen.
Funeral: Wednesday at 2 in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Mahnomen.
Burial: St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Mahnomen.

Brianna Gylten
Danyka Gylten
Hatton, N.D.
Brianna and Danyka Gylten, infant daughters of Steven and Lisa Ann Gylten, Hatton, were born and died Feb. 12, 1997, in Fairview Riverside Hospital, Minneapolis.
They are survived by their parents; a brother, Lane Thomas Robert Kraut, Phoenix; and their grandparents, Wallace and Arlayne Gylten, Northwood, N.D., Judy and Chuck Hackney, Phoenix.
Funeral: Sunday at 2 in Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Northwood.
Burial: South Cemetery near Northwood.
(Bilden, Northwood)

Marian Halvorson
Northwood, N.D.
Marian Halvorson, 74, Northwood, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in Deaconess Health Center, Northwood.
Marian Thorseth was born Oct. 9, 1922, in Northwood, where she grew up and attended school. She graduated from Logan Center High School near Northwood in 1940. On June 7, 1942, she married Perdin Halvorson in Northwood. They farmed near Hatton, N.D., before moving in 1948 to a farm near Northwood. They moved into Northwood in 1984. She had worked for 25 years as a nurse for Dr. Delano at the Northwood Clinic. Her husband died in 1985.
She is survived by two sons, Barry, Northwood, Kris, Stanley, N.D.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Thursday from 2 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, in Bilden Funeral Home, Northwood.
Funeral: Friday at 10:30 in Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Northwood.
Burial: Northwood City Cemetery.

Sharon K. Hieb
Mandan, N.D.
Sharon K. Hieb, 54, Mandan, formerly Woodworth, N.D., died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in her home.
Sharon K. Fisher was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Jamestown, N.D. She grew up and attended school near Woodworth. On Oct. 1, 1960, she married George Hieb in Jamestown. They farmed near Woodworth until 1987. They moved to Jamestown and later to Mandan, N.D. She worked at Linda’s Floral Shop, Ben Franklin and Flowers Designed by Us, all Jamestown. She also worked for Lowes Floral, Bismarck. 
She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mary Jo (Leland) Guthmiller, Kimball, Neb., Sherri Jo (John) Gream, Dickinson, N.D.; her mother, Viola Fisher, Jamestown; a sister, Charlotte (Harry) Miller, Jamestown; and five grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 9 to 9 at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Wednesday at 11 in Jamestown Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

Josephine Ehlers Hoyt
Jamestown, N.D.
Josephine Ehlers Hoyt, 97, Jamestown, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Rock of Ages Nursing Home, Jamestown.
Josephine Ehlers was born Feb. 7, 1900, in Vincent, Iowa. She moved with her family to McHenry, N.D. On Feb. 22, 1920, she married Guy Hoyt in New Rockford, N.D. They farmed near McHenry and in 1926 they moved to a farm near Courtenay, N.D. He died in 1955. She moved in 1968 to Wimbledon, N.D. In 1994 she moved to Jamestown. She entered the Rock of Ages Nursing Home in 1996.
She is survived by a son, Donald (Mary), Jamestown; a daughter, Betty Johnson, Beechy, Sask.; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Today from 1 to 9 and Wednesday from 9 to 11 in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Wednesday at 2:30 in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wimbledon.
Burial: Courtenay Cemetery.

Oscar Edward Ketterling
Jamestown, N.D.
Oscar Edward Ketterling, 62, Jamestown, formerly Hecla, S.D., died Saturday, March 15, 1997, at the North Dakota State Hospital, Jamestown.
Mr. Ketterling was born May 30, 1934, in Long Lake, S.D., where he grew up and attended school. On May 10, 1958, he married Lucille Kruele in Aberdeen, S.D. They made their home in Aberdeen where he worked at the International Harvester dealership until 1962. He then worked for various farmers in the Aberdeen area. His wife died in 1968. He retired in 1990 and moved to Hecla. In 1994 he entered the North Dakota State Hospital.
He is survived by two sons, Jeff, Redfield, S.D., James (Beth), Aberdeen; four daughters, Ruth (Roger) Gruber, Grand Forks, N.D., Donna (Mark) Gustafson, Cabbot, Ark., Candace Ketterling and Ann Olson, both Madison, S.D.; three sisters, Alvina (Reinhold) Glaesman, Leola, S.D., Elsie Kahler, Lodi, Calif., Ida Dax, Portland, Ore.; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the service in the funeral home.
Funeral: Wednesday at 11 in Carlsen-Holte Funeral Home, Ellendale, N.D.
Graveside service: Wednesday at 3 in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen.

Norman Mattson
Fertile, Minn.
Norman Mattson, 90, Fertile, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile.
Mr. Mattson was born Oct. 1, 1906, near Fertile, where he grew up and attended school. He later worked as a farm laborer in the Fertile area and the Dakotas. On Nov. 27, 1934, he married Clara Jore in McIntosh, Minn. In the early 1930s they worked for Sen. Alfred Soltad of Fisher, Minn., managing his farm. In the early 1940s they purchased a farm near Fertile. They sold the farm in 1993 and moved into Fertile. They entered Fair Meadow Nursing Home in Fertile in July 1996.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Nelda (Ron) Lee, Apple Valley, Minn.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation: Today from 4 to 8, with a prayer service at 8, in Erikson-Vik Funeral Home, Fertile.
Funeral: Wednesday at 11 in Faaberg Lutheran Church, Rindal, Minn.
Burial: Faaberg Lutheran Cemetery, Rindal.

Anna Onerheim
Hatton, N.D.
Anna Onerheim, 91, Hatton, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in Tri-County Nursing Home, Hatton.
Anna Beck was born Sept. 24, 1905, near Hatton, where she grew up and attended school. She married Olaf Onerheim June 21, 1927, in Hatton where they made their home. He died in 1963. She became a resident of the Tri-County Nursing Home in 1984.
She is survived by a daughter, Dianne Larson, Hatton; two sisters, Inga Hagen, Hatton, Evelyn Thompson, Northwood, N.D.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.
Prayer services: Wednesday at 2:30 at Tri-County Nursing Home and Wednesday at 5 in Bilden Funeral Home, Hatton.
Funeral: Thursday at 10:30 in St. John Lutheran Church, Hatton.
Burial: St. John Cemetery, Hatton.

Albert Nohr
The funeral for Albert Nohr, 404 1st Ave. NW, Dilworth, MN, will be Thurs., Mar. 20, 1997, at 2 PM, at the Dilworth Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, ND. Visitation will be Wed., Mar. 19, 1997, from 6 PM -9 PM, at the Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead, MN.
Albert Nohr, son of Peter and Caroline Nielsen Nohr, was born Jan. 17, 1913, at Blaisdell, ND, where he was raised and educated. The family moved to the Tower City, ND, area in 1931, where he farmed with his father. Albert married Betty McBride, July 2, 1938, at First Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND. They moved to Redding, CA, in 1941, where he assisted in the construction of the Redding Dam. They returned to Fargo in 1943, and he worked for Knerr Dairy, Fargo, and then Sweetheart Bread, Fargo. He worked for Pioneer Coffee Co., Moorhead, from 1948-1969, McGarvey Coffee Co., Moorhead, from 1969-1972, and then the Double D Restaurant, Glyndon, MN, from 1973-1980. At that time, they sold their home and moved to Little Cormorant Lake, Cormorant, MN. They spent the winter months in Bullhead City, AZ. In 1990, they moved to Dilworth, where they have since lived. Albert was a member of the Fargo Eagles Aerie #153 for 54 years and the Dilworth Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Betty, Dilworth; daughters, Barbara Decker, Hunter, ND, and Sandra (Richard) Deilke, Vergas, MN; sons, Darryl (Sandra), Grandin, ND, and Warren (LuJean), Dallas, TX; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Phillip Sampson
Finley, N.D.
Phillip Sampson, 79, Finley, died Friday, March 14, 1997, in his home.
Mr. Sampson was born Sept. 16, 1917, near Finley, where he grew up and attended school. He worked for farmers and also worked as a painter in the Finley and Mayville, N.D., area until he retired in 1995.
He is survived by two brothers, Melvin, Finley, Garfield, Fargo; and a sister, Betty Sampson, Fargo.
Visitation: Today from 1 to 7 in Quam-Plaisted-Cushman Funeral Home, Finley, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Wednesday at 10 in Finley Lutheran Church.
Burial: Ostervold Cemetery near Finley.

Lorraine R. Schaffer
Fargo
Lorraine R. Schaffer, 61, 1209 21st St. S., Fargo, died Saturday, March 15, 1997.
Lorraine R. Asleson was born June 30, 1935, in Ambrose, N.D. She grew up in Fortuna, N.D., and in 1945 she moved with her family to Fargo, where she attended school. On Oct. 2, 1953, she married Lawrence Schaffer in Fargo where they made their home.
She is survived by her husband; five sons, Glenn (Diane), Mike, Dan (Annette), all Fargo, Larry (Tammie), Norton, Va., Darren, West Fargo; five brothers, Donald (Caroline), Alameda, Calif., Maynard (Diane), Mapleton, N.D., Bob (Pat), West Fargo, Dennis (Marlene), Fargo, Duane (Allison), Maplewood, Minn.; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday from 6 to 9 in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Funeral: Thursday at 10:30 in First Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
 
Marie M. Smith
Moorhead
Marie M. Smith, 85, Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, at Eventide.
Miss Smith was born May 13, 1911, in Valley City, N.D., where she grew up and graduated from high school. She attended Dakota Business College and a beauty school, both in Fargo. She lived in Fargo and later moved to West Fargo, where she worked at the Armour packing plant. She was also a hostess at the Fargo Holiday Inn. In 1995 she moved to The Fairmont in Moorhead. She became a resident of Eventide in 1996.
She is survived by a sister, Evelyn "Babe" Krogstad, Mesa, Ariz. 
Memorial service: Today at 10:30 in the Bottolfson Chapel at Eventide.
(Korsmo, Moorhead)

LeRoy A. Tisdel
Wahpeton, N.D.
LeRoy A. Tisdel, 85, Wahpeton, formerly Wyndmere, N.D., and Lidgerwood, N.D., died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in the Wahpeton Health Care Center.
Mr. Tisdel was born May 18, 1911, in Ryder, N.D. He moved with his family to a farm near Wyndmere. After a year they moved to Lidgerwood, where he grew up and attended school. He attended the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton. At the age of 19 he was injured and spent several years at the North Dakota State Hospital, Jamestown. He then was a resident for several years of Sargent Manor Nursing Home, Forman, N.D. In 1990 he became a resident of the Wahpeton Health Care Center.
He is survived by a sister, Ada Schroeder, St. Louis Park, Minn.
Visitation: Wednesday from 9 to 11 in Frank Family Funeral Home, Wahpeton. 
Funeral: Wednesday at 11 in the funeral home.
Burial: Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near DeLamere, N.D.
 
Richard Washek
Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Richard Washek, 28, Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Detroit Lakes.
Mr. Washek was born Nov. 28, 1968. He attended Battle Lake (Minn.) High School. He also attended Fergus Falls (Minn.) High School for a year. He had worked for various construction companies.
He is survived by two daughters, Megan and Alissa, both Detroit Lakes; his mother, Audrey Hanson, Moorhead; his father, Larry (LaMae), Underwood, Minn.; a brother, Steven, Underwood; and three sisters, Rebecca Cudmore, Evansville, Wyo., Brenda (Jim) Stewart, Farmington, Minn., Beth Lee, Faribault, Minn.
Visitation: Wednesday from 2 to 9, with a prayer service at 8:30, in Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Thursday at 10:30 in Our Lady of the Lake Church, Battle Lake.
Burial: Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery, Battle Lake.
 
Sheri Ystebo
Moorhead
Sheri Ystebo, 32, 1204 34th Ave. S. Circle, Moorhead, died Sunday, March 16, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Miss Ystebo was born April 2, 1964, in Mahnomen, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Twin Valley, Minn., and graduated from West Fargo High School. She has since lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area and was currently attending Northwest Technical College, Moorhead.
She is survived by a son and a daughter, Jon and Amanda, both Moorhead; her mother, Pearl Hedin, Lino Lakes, Minn.; her father, LeRoy, Solvang, Calif.; a brother, Steve, Shingle Springs, Calif.; and two sisters, Angela Cook, San Marcos, Calif., Shauna Hedin, Lino Lakes.
Visitation: Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Moorhead.
Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Twin Valley.
 
Corey Zach
Fairmount, N.D.
Corey James Zach, 18, Fairmount, died Saturday, March 15, 1997, in Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis, of leukemia.
Mr. Zach was born April 19, 1978, in Breckenridge, Minn. He grew up in Fairmount and graduated high school in 1996 as class valedictorian. He played football and basketball. He was involved in drama, band, speech and choir. He was a member of National Honor Society. In 1995, he toured Europe with Western Minnesota Chorale. He attended Fergus Falls Community College where he played football and was a choir member.
He is survived by his parents, Paul and Marie Zach, Fairmount; a sister, Sherry Zach, Aberdeen, S.D.; a brother, Dave Sanborn, Fairmount; and grandparents Ig and Doretta Zach, Fairmount.
Visitation: Wednesday from 3 to 8, with a prayer service at 7, in Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, N.D.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Fairmount.
Burial: St. Anthony’s Cemetery near Fairmount.


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