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George E. Aljets Sr.
George E. Aljets Sr., 82, of Carrington, ND, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Evans Funeral Home of Carrington.

Helen A. Lovgren
Helen A. Lovgren, 84, of Edmore, N.D., died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D.
Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, Edmore, with Rev. Erik E. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the spring at the Edmore Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Brian Lovgren, Kavan Lovgren, Keefe Lovgren, Andrew Lovgren, J.J. Doehler and Dan O'Connor. Honorary casket bearers were Rodney Melland, Dennis Melland, Roman Rubbelke, Roger Nygaard, Edval Helle, Jr., Jerome Jensen, Gayland Kunkel, Ray Holt, and all of Helen's friends.
Helen A. Barry was born Nov. 5, 1916 at Buffalo, N.D., the daughter of Patrick and Ollie (Shervin) Barry. She was raised in Buffalo, and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1934. She then attended Valley City State Teachers College for two years, Bozeman (Mont.) State Teachers College for one year and Agricultural College, Fargo, for one year. Through her post-secondary education, Helen earned two majors and seven minors in various courses of study.
She was united in marriage to James Lovgren on July 16, 1940 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Devils Lake. Helen predominantly taught high school music and English courses at Edmore, Lawton, Fairdale, Wales, Adams, Nekoma and Hampden, as well as substitute teaching at Crary. She was also a piano teacher to many students in the area.
Helen retired from 35 years of teaching in 1978 and since 1981, she and James spent winters in Grand Forks, where they helped with raising their grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, James, Edmore; six children, Margo (Rick) Viger, Fountain Valley, Calif.; Barry (Sue) Lovgren, Devils Lake; Kyle (Colette) Lovgren, Williston, N.D.; Kim (Becky) Lovgren, Jamestown, N.D.; Meredith (Tim) Baumann, Grand Forks; and Melanie (John) Doehler, LaMoure, N.D.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one niece, Marcia Whipps; and two cousins, Joan Kuske and Roald Satherhagen; as well as other extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Evelyn Baldwin.
Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota, is in charge of arrangements.

Irene Graff
Irene Graff, 81, of Starkweather, ND, died Tuesday, August 15 2000 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home of Cando, ND.

Cecil H. McCahan
Cecil H. McCahan, 84, of Cando, ND, died Thursday, April 19, 2001 at Towner County Living Center, Cando.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Assembly of God Church, Cando. Rev. Robin Storer will officiate and burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, rural Cando.
Everyone in Cando remembers Cecil and Joyce driving around in the white pickup, Joyce sitting in the middle nestled next to her beloved Cecil.
Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home of Cando is in charge of arrangements.

Herman A. Urness
Herman A. Urness, 74, of Park River, ND, died at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Dahlen Lutheran Church, Dahlen, ND. Rev. Vernon Severson will officiate and Interment will be in Zion Cemetery, Dahlen. Military Honors and Flag Presentation will be accorded by the John Larson Post No. 247 of the Petersburg, ND, American Legion.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services in the church on Saturday.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dan Urness, James Iverson, Peter Bechel, Richard Laber, Wallace Horejsi and Charles Laber.
Herman Urness was born Oct. 6, 1926 in Dahlen Township, Nelson County, near Dahlen, ND, the son of Andrew and Hilda (Dahlin) Urness. Herman received Holy Baptism at Zion Lutheran Church near Dahlen and confirmed his Christian faith at Dahlen Lutheran Church in Dahlen. He was raised and grew to manhood near Dahlen, where he also received his public education.
He was inducted into the United States Army and served in occupied Japan. After receiving his Honorable Discharge he returned to Dahlen to farm on the family farmstead until his retirement.
He was united in marriage to Ruth Myer of June 16, 1950 at West Prairie Lutheran Church, near Jessie, ND. The couple lived and farmed near Dahlen until moving to Park River in July, 1997 where they have since lived.
Herman was a member of the Dahlen Lutheran Church and served on the Dahlen Lutheran Church Council. He was a willing participant in community activities including the Dahlen Township Board, and the Dahlen Roll-A-Ways Square Dance Club. Herman was a member of the John Larson Post No. 247 of the Petersburg, ND American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Park River, ND; son, Richard (Cleo) Urness of Park River, ND; daughters, Linda (Steve) Gertz of Minot, ND and Dorothy (Michael) Beaver of Niagara, ND; six grandchildren, Julie Koepp, Eric Urness, Amanda Gertz, James Beaver, Dawn Beaver and Charles Beaver; brother, Alton (Joyce) Urness of Elmhurst, IL and sister, Doris (Lyle) Pratt of Northwood, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bertha Welch and brother, Arnold Urness.
The Bakke Funeral Home of Fordville, ND, is in charge of arrangements.

Edgar G. Westphal
Edgar G. Westphal, 62, of Munich, ND, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Munich. Rev. Charles Sheffler will officiate and burial will be in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home today from 12 noon until 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church one hour prior to services.
Serving as pallbearers will be Edgar's sons.
Edgar George Westphal was born on Jan. 27, 1939 in rural Cavalier County, near Clyde, ND, the son on Rudolph and Eleanor (Backes) Westphal. He was reared and educated there, graduating from Clyde High School. He served in the United States Army for 2 years.
On Sept. 7, 1963 he was united in marriage to Susan MacArthur in Munich. They established their home in Clyde until moving to Munich in 1966. They farmed near Clyde until retiring in 1996. He served as postmaster in Clyde for several years and also was a rural carrier out of Munich until 1994.
He was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Munich.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Susan of Munich, ND; sons, Bradley (Melissa) of Williston, ND, Michael (Donna) of Warroad, MN, Brian (Donella) of St. Cloud, MN, Matthew of Warroad, MN, Aaron of Grand Forks, ND and Adam at home in Munich, ND; grandchildren, Rebecca, Reggan, Jonathon, Anthony and Erica; sisters, Iona (Allan) DuBois of Langdon, ND, Retta (Pat) Klemisch of Thief River Falls, MN, Mary (Donald) Feldner of Starkweather, ND, Dorothy (Jim) Bassingthwaite of Watertown, SD and Faye (Larry) Schill of Lawton, OK. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David.
Gilbertson Funeral Home of Devils Lake is in charge of arrangements.

Dagny Aslakson
Dagny Aslakson, 95, Crookston, MN, formerly of Sheyenne, died Wednesday, August 18, 2001, in her daughter's home in Crookston. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Grandfield Lutheran Church, rural Sheyenne with Rev. Neil Lindorff and Intern Tony Pagotto officiating. Burial will be in Grandfield Lutheran Cemetery, Sheyenne. Organist will be Mary Ellen Rue. Pallbearers will be Dagny's family and friends in attendance.

Clele (Grace) Johnson
Clele (Grace) Johnson, 67, Grand Forks, formerly of Minnewaukan, died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, in her Grand Forks home. Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 14 in St. Peter Lutheran Church, Minnewaukan with Pastor Betty Stedman officiating. Burial will be in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery at Mandan. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. with a 5 p.m. prayer service Monday in the Nelson Funeral Home, Minnewaukan and an hour before services Tuesday in the church.

Eva Schell
Eva Schell, 89, of Devils Lake, N.D., died Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Center, in Devils Lake.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Devils Lake. Fr. James Gross will celebrate the mass, with burial in the St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devils Lake.
Readers will be Harlon and Gerald Schell. Gift bearers will be Josephine's granddaughters, Gail Grant, Sheri Beedy and Sandy Biffert.
Friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, on Sunday from 1-9 p.m., with a Rosary and Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. and on Monday at the church one hour prior to services.
Pallbearers will be Eva's grandsons, David LaMotte and Chris Kjelshus and Eva's nephews, Julius Schafer, Donald Schafer, Ray Kraft and Wendy Reiger.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of Eva's family and friends.
Eva Schafer was born Oct. 15, 1911 at rural Berwick, N.D., the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Kraft) Schafer. She was reared and educated in the Berwick area. She moved to Devils Lake where she worked at the General Hospital for several years.
On Jan. 26, 1931 she was united in marriage to Frank Schell at Devils Lake. They established their home in the Devils Lake area where they lived through the years. Eva worked at the Mayer Hotel as a housekeeper and was very active in the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) for over eight years, through the Senior Citizens Center as a volunteer who fixed hair and gave permanents to the residents in the local nursing homes. Mr. Schell passed away Nov. 27, 2000.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She was a former member of the VFW Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary.
Eva is survived by her sons, Don (Leona) Schell, of Penn, N.D.; Jack (Audrey) Schell, of Langdon, ND; Gerald (Darlene) Schell, of Eustis, Fla.; and Harlon (Kay) Schell, of Savannah, Ga.; daughters, Rosie (Fritz) Streifel, of Largo, Fla.; and Diane (Orly) Kjelshus, of Souris, N.D.; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sisters, Elizabeth Kraft and Cecelia Reiger, both of Devils Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Deanna; great-granddaughter, Amanda; brothers, Matt and Julius Schafer; and sisters, Mary Zigler and Lena Lingor.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Leo M. Klier
Leo M. Klier, 88, Roseau, MN, formerly of Perth, ND, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001 at the Sheltering Oaks Nursing Home of Roseau.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Bisbee, ND. Officiating will be Reverend Tom Graner. Interment will be at Perth Cemetery, Perth. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Dunnigan-Dix Funeral home, Cando, ND, with an 8 p.m. Vigil Service at Holy Rosary Church in Bisbee, and for an hour before services at the church Saturday.

John E. Magnusson
John E. Magnusson, 82, of Fruitland, ID, formerly of Churchs Ferry, ND died November 6, 2001.
Funeral Arrangements are pending.

Phyllis (Dahl) Vessa
Phyllis (Dahl) Vessa, of West Lake Village, Calif., formerly of Garske, N.D., passed away Friday, Dec. 14, 2001.

Anna K. Rockvoy
Anna K. Rockvoy, 83, of Devils Lake, ND, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, in Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Rev. Jamie Desai officiating. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1-9 p.m. Thursday in Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake and one hour prior to services Friday in the church.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of the arrangements.

George Herda
George Herda, 86, of Bay Lake, MN, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 at St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, MN.
Funeral services will be Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, Deerwood, MN with Rev. David N. Anderson officiating. Burial will be at the Bay Lake Cemetery in Bay Lake Township, MN.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home and at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to services.
Koop Funeral Home, Crosby, MN, is in charge of the arrangements.

David M. Dion
David M. Dion, 27, life-long Devils Lake resident died Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake. Fr. James Gross will celebrate the mass, with burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., with a Rosary and Vigil Service at 7 p.m., and Wednesday from 9 -11:30 a.m.
Pallbearers will be Trin Lang, Paul Dahlen, Darin MacDonald, Greg Iverson, Joey Dion, Chad Haman, John Anderson and Galen Blazer.
David Matthew Dion was born July 24, 1973 in Devils Lake, the son of Terrance and Joanne (Miller) Dion. He was reared and educated in Devils Lake, graduating from Devils Lake Central High School in the class of 1991. While in school, David was involved in various sports.
He enjoyed farming and lots of outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, demolition derbies and auto racing. He also enjoyed mechanical work. Most of all, he liked being with his friends.
David was employed at Leevers County Market.
He is survived by his parents, Terry and Joanne, of Devils Lake; sister, Kristine Dion, and brothers, Steve and Charles Dion, all of Devils Lake; grandparents, Mary Dion, of Devils Lake, and Edward J. and Georgine Miller, of Doyon, N.D.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Joseph Dion.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Gustafson
Josephine Gustafson, 96, of Devils Lake, ND died on Tuesday afternoon, June 12, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Center, Devils Lake.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake. Rev. Gloria Anderson will officiate. A Graveside service will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare, ND on Monday at 11:30 a.m. Friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home on Sunday from noon until time of service. Honorary Pallbearers will be Josephine's grand nieces and nephews and all of Josephine's former students.
Josephine Gustafson was born on June 10, 1905 at Turtle Lake, ND, the daughter of Sam and Belle Olson Gustafson. She was reared and educated in Turtle Lake. She received her teaching certificate and taught in rural schools in McLean County, ND. She then attended Jamestown College where she received her bachelor of arts degree in 1928. In 1928, she began teaching high school in Bowman, ND and also served as the Junior High principal. From 1931 to 1932, she was a high school teacher in Garwin, IA. She returned to North Dakota where she was an elementary teacher at Kenaston, ND, high school classroom teacher at Alamo, ND and from 1936 to 1941 she was the High School Principal and teacher at Drayton, ND. She then served as a High School Principal and classroom teacher at St. Thomas and Carrington, ND and again returned to Drayton to assume her same positions. In 1947, Josephine moved to Devils Lake where she made her home through the years. She was a senior high school Mathematics instructor and a Guidance Counselor at Lake Region Junior College for six years. She attended many seminars and summer school sessions and received her Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling in 1958 from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. During the summer months and vacations from teaching, she worked for 15 years in a ladies ready-to-wear store in Devils Lake. Josephine retired on June 1, 1970 after 44 years of teaching.
Josephine held various offices and positions on national, state and local levels in many organizations including North Dakota State Committee on Aging, White House Conference on Aging, National Retired Teachers Association, National Education Association, North Dakota Education Association and the Devils Lake Education Association. She was very active in the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and was an instructor and North Dakota Coordinator of the 55 Alive Program and also the Mature Driving Program. She was also a member of the Phi Lambda Theta and also the Delta Kappa Gamma Sororities. Josephine was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Federated Music Club and the American Association of University Women and Business and Professional Women.
Josephine is survived by her niece: Lorna G. (Thomas) Berge of Grand Forks, ND, nephew: Bernard G. (Kay) Gustafson of Colorado Springs, CO, grand nieces: Gail (Bill) Kastner, Erika (Christopher) Porter, both of Denver, CO, Gayle (Brad) Aafedt of Grand Forks, Erin (David) Erickson of Bemidji, MN, grand nephew: Scott (Wendy) Berge of Grand Forks, nine great grand nieces and great grand nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Albert and Ben Gustafson.

Dorothy Jane Lamb
Dorothy Jane Lamb, 87, Rochester, Minn., formerly of Devils Lake, ND, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, in the Alterra Wynwood Care Center in Rochester, Minn.
Funeral Service will be on November 10, at 3 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Devils Lake.
Gilbertson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Josephine M. Nichols
Josephine M. Nichols, 77, formerly of Devils Lake, died Friday morning at the Good Samaritan Home, Park River, ND.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys M. Peltier
Gladys M. Peltier, 67, of Fort Totten, ND, died Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fort Totten. Fr. Charles Leute, O.P. will celebrate the mass and burial will be in St. Jeromes Catholic Cemetery, Crow Hill, rural Fort Totten.
Visitation will be held on Sunday at the Fort Totten Recreation Center with a prayer service at 8 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, members of St. Mary's Society, her elderly friends and all of her grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be Frank Cavanaugh, Michael Joshua, Ivan Lovejoy, Raymond Cavanaugh, Edward Brownshield, Kevin Dauphinais, Clayton Rainbow and Duane Charboneau.
Gladys Mae Adams was born Oct. 23, 1934, in Crow Hill, rural Fort Totten, the daughter of John Guy and Emma Woods Adams. She was reared and educated there.
She was united in marriage to John Peltier, Sr. in Minnewaukan, ND, in 1949. They established their home in Fort Totten. Mr. Peltier died June 1, 1993.
Gladys was a well respected woman and believed in her traditional ways and sang at many wakes and funerals. She was an alcohol counselor and believed in helping people.
Gladys worked with Green Thumb for the elderly at the Spirit Lake and loved traveling to Pow Wows and meeting people. She also loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her many godchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Florestine Peltier of Ft. Totten, Lois Littlewind of Ft. Totten, Deb Herman of East Grand Forks, MN, Edith White Cloud of Ft. Totten, Andrea Iceman of Ft. Totten; sons, Michael W. Joshua of Ft. Totten, Ivan Lovejoy of Fort Totten, Frederick M. Peltier of Ft. Totten. Richard Peltier of Dunsieth, ND, Solomon Peltier of Ft. Totten, Bennett Blackbird of Ft. Totten; 25 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sylvia Brownshield of Ft. Totten, Priscilla Cavanaugh of Ft. Totten, Donna Morgan of Ft. Totten, Irene Leftbear of St. Michael, ND, Molly Walker of Sioux City, IA, Catherine Howard of Ft. Totten; and ten adopted sons and daughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, John, Jr., Jerome Edward, Lawrence Paul Peltier, David Lawrence; and daughter, Julia Marie Peltier.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle Bokn
Myrtle Bokn, 89, of Devils Lake, N.D., died Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Center, in Devils Lake.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, in Devils Lake. Rev. Harold Ovre will officiate, with burial in the Devils Lake Cemetery. Music will be cared for by Russell Pearson, soloist, and Lynda Pearson, organist.
Friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, today from 12-9 p.m. and on Saturday at the church one hour prior to services.
Pallbearers will be Jerome Bokn, Roger Huffman, LeRoy Lokken, Clair Thompson, Dennis Thompson and Dennis Lokken.
Myrtle Thompson was born Nov. 17, 1911 at York, N.D., the daughter of Moures and Christine (Thorseth) Thompson. She was reared and educated at York. She was a graduate of Epping High School, Epping, N.D. She received her teaching certificate from Minot State Teachers College and taught in rural schools in York, Knox and Harlow, N.D.
On June 4, 1941 she was united in marriage to Louis L. Bokn at Rugby, N.D. They established their home in Devils Lake where they lived through the years. She also taught school at Webster, N.D., for over 18 years and then taught in Devils Lake until her retirement in 1977. Mr. Bokn died July 29, 1988.
Myrtle was a member of the St. Olaf Lutheran Church, WELCA, and the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority.
She is survived by sons, Larry Bokn, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Duane Bokn, of Devils Lake; and Ronald Lundhagen, of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Curtis; sisters, Olga Lokken, Hazel Berven, Alice Thompson, Lila Huffman, and Bernice Huberty; and brother, Marvin Thompson.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Glenda Marie Young
Glenda Marie Young, 64, of Rochester, Minn., died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001 in Rochester.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, in Devils Lake. Peter Halbach will officiate.
Glenda was born Aug. 15, 1937 in Devils Lake, N.D., the daughter of William and Ingeborg Overbo. She was raised on the family farm east of Webster, N.D. She graduated from Devils Lake High School in 1955 and from Northwestern Institute of Medical Technology in 1956.
On Sept. 28, 1957 she was united in marriage to Allan Young in Devils Lake. They were later divorced. She lived in Devils Lake until 1976 during which time she was involved in merchandising at Mann's Department Story. She then lived in Fargo, N.D. until 1989 and moved to Rochester in 1991, where she lived until the time of her death.
She was employed at Strongwell in Chatfield, Minn., from 1991-2001 as an Administrative Secretary and then as a Quality Assurance Assistant.
She is survived by a daughter, Carrie (David) Inwards, of Rochester; one son, Stuart (Carol) Young, of Devils Lake; two sisters, Sylvia (Lawrence) Bosch, of Cupertino, Calif. and Twila (Don Brosnik) Carlsen, of Ojai, Calif.; two brothers, Donald (Dianne) Overbo, of Palm Desert, Calif. and Gordon (Natasha) Overbo, of Bloomington, Minn.; grandchildren, Sarah and Ryan Inwards, Kali, Jaden and Ethan Young and Karissa and Jessica Scott; and great-grandchildren, Jagan and Dawson Scott. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ingeborg Overbo.

Hildegard Mildred
Hildegard Mildred (Maetzold) Mooney, 86, of Roseville, MN for 60 years and founding member of St. Christopher's Church, died peacefully at home, Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2002.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 2 p.m. (George and Hilde's 64th Wedding Anniversary) at St. Christopher's Church, with a reception to follow.
Hilde was born at home on a farm, Feb. 1, 1915, as a late-life only daughter, to William and Mary (Bachman) Maetzold. She grew up near and in Crary, ND, and lived as an adult in the Twin Cities area.
She was a lifetime outdoorswoman with her husband, and a 37-year summer resident of Lake Saganaga, Ontario. She enjoyed hunting (moose, deer, and game birds), local politics, camping, piano, skeet shooting, fishing, skiing, sailing, gardening, and canoeing, with many friends, relatives, and neighbors.
She is Survived by children, Roberta, John, and David (Shirley); daughter-in-law, Patricia; grandchildren, William, Paul (Apolonia), Jessica (Michael), Elizabeth (Jeremy), Monica (Daniel), Geoffrey, and Claire; great grandchildren, Anthony, and Elizabeth's expected baby; niece, Lois; nephews, Kenneth, Richard, James, and Vernon; and many cherished friends, and relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Meyer; brothers, Charles (Frieda), Maynard (Mabel), and Howard (Genevieve); son, George William; granddaughter, Christine; and nephews, Arthur and Glenn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Hilde's Piano Fund, St. Christopher's Church, 2300 Hamline Ave., Roseville, MN 55113.

Dorothy L. LeDuc
Dorothy L. LeDuc, age 76, resident of Brocket, ND, died Friday Dec. 20, 2002 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Center in Lakota, ND.
Memorial mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church of Lakota, ND, Friday at 11 a.m.. Concelebrating the mass will be Fr. Dennis Schue and Fr. Scott Sautner.
Dorothy Letitia Miller was born September 17, 1926, at Brocket, the daughter of James C. and Mary (Klug) Miller. She was raised and graduated high school in Brocket. She then attended Minot State Teachers College. Dorothy had taught school in Bartlett, ND. She married J. Kenneth LeDuc on Feb. 11, 1947 in East Grand Forks, MN. Following their marriage, they moved to Kalispell, MT. Dorothy was the bookkeeper for the construction business and the auto dealership that they owned and operated. Dorothy retired and they eventually moved back to Brocket in 1990. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brocket and the Altar Society.
Dorothy will be deeply missed by her husband Kenneth "Buck" LeDuc of Brocket; brothers, Archie (Virgie) Miller of Fergus Falls, MN, James W. (Marian) Miller of Brocket and Ralph and (Gen) Miller of Brocket; sister, Beatrice (Paul) Ducharme of Omaha, NE; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Pioneer Square in Brocket or St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Brocket.
Arrangements with Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota.

L.J. "Joe" Bradley
L.J. "Joe" Bradley, 88, of Rock Lake, ND, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003 at Towner County Medical Center, Cando, ND.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Rock Lake. Rev. David Birkeland will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rock Lake.
Visitation will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home, Cando and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home, Cando, is in charge of the arrangements.

Harry "Whitey" Edwin Clifton
Harry "Whitey" Edwin Clifton, 80, of Gresham, Ore., formerly of Devils Lake, ND, died Oct. 17, 2001, in the Good Samaritan Lutheran Nursing Home, Gresham, Ore. Services were held Oct. 22, 2001, in Portland Ore. with Pastor Larry Rolfing of St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church of Lincoln City, Ore. Officiating.
Harry Edwin Clifton was born July 31, 1921 in Maddock, ND, the son of Ingwald and Bertha (Stromberg) Clifton. He moved to Portland, Ore., in 1944, where he met and married his lovely wife Doris "Dori" Yale on Feb. 14, 1945. They returned to Devils Lake from 1946-1953. Their daughter, Nancy, was born in Devils Lake in 1951. They moved back to Oregon, where he worked as a mechanic. He retired from Pacific Motor Trucking as a superintendent in 1984. They moved to the Oregon coast where they lived until she passed away in 1994. He spent a brief time in Southern California before returning to Portland for his last year. He was very active in Hospice. He was a hospital volunteer for the Lincoln City Oregon Hospital and the Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, Calif. He volunteered as an ambassador for St. Peter the Fisherman Lutheran Church and welcomed new members to the church. He was one of the first male Girl Scouts of America in Oregon and was active along with Doris for over 20 years. He also took an active interest in the YMCA, adopting a "son" each year and taking him through Indian Guides. He was an instructor in the junior achievement program in conjunction with the Portland high schools for four years while Nancy was a member. He was an honorary member of the Madison High School Drama Club, being the dad that was always there to build a set, drive the cast or lend a tool. In later years, he was active in California with the Ventura Animal Rescue Association, helping Nancy take dogs to the vet, finding homes for stray animals and playing with the rescued animals a couple of days a week to help socialize them. He spent much of his life reaching a hand out to those in need. His legacy to us all was his love of his wife, his daughter, his family, his heritage, his friends and his country. It was always said of him that he never knew a stranger.
He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Clifton and her companion, Mike Miller of Camarillo, Calif.; 42 nieces and nephews, throughout the United States; and scores of great and great-great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 1/2 years, Doris; brothers, Raymond of Gresham, and Albert "Bob" of Rockaway, Ore.; sisters, Edna Hellesvig of Devils Lake and Marion Swanson Alffect of Devils Lake.
Memorials may be directed to Ventura Animal Rescue, 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, Calif., 93010.

Jean Smith
Jean Smith, 73, of Carrington, ND, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002 at the Golden Acres Manor Nursing Home of Carrington.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington.
A prayer service will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, is in charge of the arrangements.


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