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Charles K. Ptacek
Funeral services for Charles K. Ptacek, 79, Oakes, were held on Thursday, September 27, 2001 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, rural Oakes. Pastor Jerome Swanson and Reverend Harvey Pedersen officiated. Mr. Ptacek died Monday, September 24, 2001 at the Oakes Community Hospital, Oakes.
Charles K. Ptacek, son of Charles J. and Katie (Boyd) Ptacek was born on November 1, 1921, in Long Prairie, Minn. He attended school in Bruce Township until 1931, when the family moved to Dickey County, near Oakes, where he finished school. Charles farmed with his father until November 19, 1942 when he entered the U.S. Armed Services serving his country during World War II. He trained in the Signal Corps, then transferred to the Army Air Corps and served as a radio operator and gunner in the Pacific Area until his honorable discharge on January 14, 1947. Charles returned to the Oakes area and farmed with his father and brother, Lynn. He also learned the electrician trade and enjoyed being a ham radio operator. Charles had joined the Reserves and on December 27, 1950 was called to duty during the Korean War serving in the Air Corps. He spent time in Japan and Korea until his discharge in January of 1952. He returned to the Oakes area and farmed. 
On December 29, 1956, he married Shirley Joy Johnson. They farmed in Clement Township, west of Oakes, until the fall of 1995, when they retired and moved to Oakes. Shirley died on January 20, 1996. Charles continued to live in Oakes until the time of his death. 
He is survived by three sons, William Ptacek, Oakes, James (Cindy) Ptacek, Oakes, and Douglas (Lorraine) Ptacek, Oakes; one daughter, Nancy (Curtis) Janneck, Morresville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; a special friend, Alvina Otterstetter; two brothers, Lynn (Margaret) Ptacek, Valley City and Lloyd (LaVerne) Ptacek, Cogswell; four sisters, Bernice Ptacek, Lisbon, Bertha (Art) Olson, Dickinson, Beverly (Fred) Maack, Lisbon, and Sylvia (Ruben) Skjefte, Worthing, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley, his parents and two infant brothers. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Ardell Ptacek, Randy Ptacek, Robert Ptacek, Brent Ptacek, Paul Ptacek, Donald Maack, Lester Johnson and Bryan Tyson. 
Music was provided by organist Becky Thomspon and soloists Tom Rodine and Lonny Bleese. 
Goodwin Post #36 will present military rites for the committal. 
Interment at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetary, Oakes. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Oakes, was in charge of arrangements.

Harry Walter Glaeseman
Funeral services for Harry Walter Glaeseman, 87, Jamestown, were held on Friday, September 28, 2001 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown. Reverend Dennis Ellingsen officiated. Mr. Glaeseman died Monday, September 24, 2001, at Jamestown. 
Harry Walter Glaeseman, son of Carl and Hulda (Stanfinbil) Glaeseman was born on September 9, 1914 at Enderlin. He attended school in Enderlin, graduating in 1933. After graduation he worked in a Civilian Conservation Corp Camp at the north entrance of Theodore Roosevelt National Park helping build roads. He worked in a number of bakeries in North Dakota, and was co-owner with George Cox of the Home Bakery at LaMoure from 1937 to 1941. 
On February 5, 1938, he married Beulah Chisman, in LaMoure. He worked as a hod carrier with brick layers in the construction of the Geneva Steel Plant in Provo, Utah, before returning to North Dakota in 1943. He worked for Armour Packing Company in West Fargo, in the sausage department. He was employed there until the plant closed in 1958. He was manager of the sausage department at Queen City Packing Plan in Dickinson, from the late 1959 to 1961. They moved to Jamestown in January of 1962. He began work as a salesman in 1962 for B. Heller Company of Chicago, a manufacturer of seasonings and spices used in locker plants and packing houses for the making of sausage and cured products. He called on locker and packing plants in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska retiring 1976. He had a mail order sausage casing business (B&E Casing) for approximately ten years until he sold it to Julie Schmidt of Jamestown. Harry was a life time member of the Eagles Club in Dickinson Aerie 2328, in Dickinson, and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown. 
He is survived by his wife, Beulah Glaeseman, Jamestown; one son, Dr. Ronald Glaeseman, San Pedro, Calif.;a brother-in-law, Basil Jacobson, Edmond, Okla. nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Dorthy Jacobson, and one brother , Raymond Glaeseman. 
Interment at Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown. 
Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, was in charge of arrangements. 

Joan Kathlene Dempsey
Graveside services for Joan Kathlene Dempsey, 60, Central Point, Ore., were held Friday, September 14, 2001. Mrs. Dempsey died Monday, September 10, 2001 at her home. 
Joan Kathleen Dempsey, daughter of Thomas and Signe (Anderson) Rue was born on March 28, 1941, in Valley City. 
On March 26, 1960, she married James D. Dempsey, in Reno, Nev. They moved to the Rogue Valley 35 years ago from Petaluma, Calif. Mrs. Dempsey worked for American Linen for 20 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling with her sisters. 
She is survived by her husband, James Dempsey; two sons, Jerry Dempsey, Butte Falls, Ore., and Jay Dempsey, Jamestown; one daughter, Jami Carr, White City, Ore.; two brothers, Dennis Rue, Manhatton, Kan. and Tom Rue, Cheyenne, Wyo.; three sisters, Charlene Buttice and Mary Ann Brown, both Petaluma Calif., and Sharon Spiekermeier, Enderlin; and six grandchildren. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 9320 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Suite 140, Portland, OR 97219-5481. 
Central Valley Cremation and Funeral Care, Central Point, Ore., was in charge of arrangements. 

Betty J. Leintz
Funeral services for Betty J. Leintz, 57, Lisbon, were held on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Lisbon. Father C.F. Wilhelm officiated. Mrs. Leintz died Saturday, September 22, 2001 in Mandan. 
Betty J. Phillips, daughter of Roger and Myrtle (Hitchcock) Phillips, was born on May 3, 1944 in Fargo. She attended school in Horace, N.D. and West Fargo. Betty lived in Fargo until 1973 when she moved to Lisbon. 
On October 10, 1975, she married Frenchie Leintz in Fargo. She worked at Kelsen’s, Ben Franklin and Fargo Assembly. 
She is survived by her mother, Myrtle Phillips, Fargo; two sons, Russell (Pam) Metz, Mandan, and Michael (Shari) Goldade, Sioux Falls, S.D.; three daughters, Verna (Martin) Garza, Beaumont, Tex., Lila (Chuck) McCauley, Houston, Tex., and Theresa (David) Keck, Bartlesville, Okla.; two brothers, David (Colleen) Phillips, Fargo, and Robert (Sadie) Phillips, Bothell, Wash.; two sisters, Fran Stroh, Lisbon, and Virginia (Dennis) Deltener, West Fargo; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; her husband, Frenchie, who died March 21, 2001; and one brother, Jim Phillips. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Vicki McMahon, Connie Odegard, Janine Brummond, Brenda Kooren, Darlen Thomason and Beth Phillips. 
Music was provided by organist Allen Remily and soloist Christie Urbach. 
Interment at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery, Lisbon. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements. 

Irwan “Irv” Johnson
Funeral services for Irwan “Irv” Johnson, 82, Lisbon, formerly Devils Lake, were held Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at Gilbertson Funeral Home Chapel, Devil Lake. Reverend David Johnson officiated. Mr. Johnson died Thursday, September 20, 2001 at the Veterans Home in Lisbon.
Irwan Alfred Johnson, son of Peter and Ida (Kilstadius) Johnson, was born March 19, 1919 in Bagley, Minn. He grew up and attended school in Lakota, N.D. where his family lived their entire lives. Irv lived in Lakota until entering the U.S. Air Force. He was shot down over Germany during World War II and was in Stalag 17 B for 24 months. He received the Purple Heart. He also flew on Air Force One when John F. Kennedy was president. He was united in marriage to Fern Zimmer.
On November 22, 1967, he married Lorraine Gunn McLean in Crookston, Minn. After his discharge in 1972, he and his wife resided in Devils Lake. On December 4, 2000, Irv moved to the Veterans Home in Lisbon. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the American Legion and the Devils Lake Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine McLean, Devils Lake; one son, Jerry (Karen) Johnson, Bowie, Md.; three daughters, Linda (Brad) Kamp, Mailand, Fla., Kathy (Paul) Siemer, Marlboro, Md., and Tina (Jim) Huff, Lusby, Md.; four step-sons, Steven (Linda) McLean, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Don (Diane) McLean, River Falls, Wis., Howard (Jody) McLean, Argyle, Minn., and Kip (Norma) McLean, Thief River Falls, Minn.; six grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lee (Del) Johnson, Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Interment at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, was in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Qual
Funeral services for Ralph Qual, 74, Jamestown, were held on Friday, October 12, 2001 at The Basilica Of St. James, Jamestown. Mr. Qual died October 9, 2001, at the VA Hospital in Fargo.
Ralph Mannely Qual, son of Otis and Cora (Hitchcock) Qual was born on December 16, 1926. He attended school in Lisbon and worked on the family farm.
On November 14, 1949, he married LaVerne Daley at Cogswell. Shortly afterward, he enlisted in the National Guard and was activated during the Korean War until 1951. He returned to Lisbon where he farmed until moving to Jamestown in 1958. He worked for his brother-in-law, Dr. James Vagneur, in the Veterinarian business until starting his own business, Jim’s Mobile Feed which he operated until 1972. He then began working for Everett’s Construction until his retirement in 1995. Ralph was a member of The Basilica Of St. James Church and a lifetime member of the Eagles.
He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Qual; four sons, Jerry (Connie) Qual, Jamestown, Dennis (Damaris), Qual, Jamestown, Ronald (friend, Beth Fugleberg) Jamestown, and Richard (Terri) Qual, Jamestown; one daughter, Nancy (Michael) Schultz, Fort Polk, La.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Marjorie (James) Vagneur, Jamestown, and Betty Nelson, Lisbon. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and two infant sisters.
Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, was in charge of arrangements.

William Edward Rudolph
Graveside services for William Edward Rudolph, 60, Grand forks, formerly LaMoure, were held on Saturday, October 13, 2001 at Rosehill Cemetery, La-Moure. Reverend Thomas Puffe officiated. Mr. Rudolph died Monday, October 8, 2001 at Valley memorial Elder Care in Grand Forks.
William Edward Rudolph, son of Agnes (Rudolph) Roeker was born on August 4, 1941, in La-Moure. He attended school in LaMoure. After his schooling, he lived with his grandparents near LaMoure until the age of 22. Bill became a resident in the Oakes Good Samaritan Center until the late 1960’s, when he moved to Grafton. In 1980, he became a resident at Valley Memorial Elder Care in Grand Forks, where he continued to live until his death.
He is survived by his mother Agnes Roeker, Oakes; four brothers, Kenneth (Debra) Roeker, Jamestown, Harold (Jody) Roeker, Lincoln, Neb., David (Darla) Roeker, Hudson, WI and Richard (Betty) Roeker, Fullerton; two sisters, Caroline Roeker, Denver and Ruth Jenson, Fargo. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Clifford Roeker.
Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, LaMoure.
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure, was in charge of arrangements

Margaret Fossen
Funeral services for Margaret Fossen, age 57, Valley City were held on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Valley City. Reverend Al Allmaras officiated. Mrs. Fossen died Saturday, October 6, 2001 at her home in Valley City.
Margaret Marie Kunze, daughter of Frank and Anna (Rasmussen) Kunze, was born on April 19, 1944 at Valley City. She attended school at St. Catherine’s School of Valley City and then was employed as a preparation cook at Crawford’s Cafe.
On June 29, 1966, she married Harold Fossen in Valley City and the couple made their home in Valley City. Margaret was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by one daughter, Julie (Jeff) Erickson, Valley City; three granddaughters, all of Valley City; her mother, Anna Kunze, Valley City; three brothers, David Kunze, Bismarck, Frank (Louise) Kunze, Lisbon, and Robert (Hope) Kunze, Oriska; three sisters, Barbara (Allen) Anderson, Fingal, Ann (Richard) Hejtmanek and Frances Haws, both of Valley City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Fossen, who died August 13, 1996; her father, Frank Kunze; one brother and one sister.
Interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery near Valley City.
Peterson-Johnson-Schuldt Funeral Home, Inc., Valley City, was in charge of arrangements.

Janice M. Ingebretsen
Funeral services for Janice M. Ingebretsen, 56, Verona, were held on Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sabin, Minn. Pastor Daniel Wagner officiated. Mrs. Ingebretsen died Monday, October 22, 2001 at her home.
Janice M. Maier, daughter of Charles and Viola Maier was born on November 1, 1944 in Verona. She moved with her family near Hawley in 1955. She attended schools in Hawley and Glyndon and graduated from Glyndon High School in 1963.
On March 25, 1965, she married Burl V. Ingebretsen at Kragnes, Minn. They lived at Sabin all their married life.
She is survived by her husband, Burl Ingebretsen; three sons, James (Tammy) Ingebretsen, Glyndon, Steven (Kim) Ingebretsen, Fargo and Jerrod Ingebretsen, Sabin; two brothers, Dennis (Nancy) Maier, Barnesville and Robert (Carolyn) Maier, Moorhead; a sister, Marcellyn Erlandson, Oakes; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ava Lynn and a brother, Richard Maier.
Pallbearers for the funeral were Jeffrey Maier, Jason Maier, Barry Shaw, Chris Ingebretsen, Kyrie Coleman, and Sara Shaw..
Music was provided by organist Anne Morris and soloists Jerry Wetterlin and Darrin Shaw.
Interment at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Sabin.
Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, was in charge of arrangements.

Anna M. Olson
Funeral services for Anna M. Olson, 78, Lisbon, were held on Monday, October 22, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisbon. Reverend Norman Anderson and Reverend David Killeen officiated. Mrs. Olson died Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at her home in Lisbon.
Anna M. Olson, daughter of Oliver and Bertha (Miller) Lund, was born on April 8, 1923 in Enderlin. She attended rural Enderlin School and graduated from Lisbon High School.
On November 3, 1941, she married Earl V. Olson in Enderlin. They lived in Lisbon where Anna had worked at Ben Franklin, Anthony’s and Vogue Cleaners.
She is survived by two sons, Vernon (Alice-Lynne) Olson, Minneapolis and Roger (Verla) Olson, Bloomington, Minn.; one daughter, Janet (Brian) Bohnsack, Hillsboro, N.D.; one brother, Lorne (Clara) Lund, Enderlin; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Olson, who died February 5, 1996; and one brother, John Lund.
Pallbearers for the funeral were Stephen Olson, Mitchell Olson, Ryan Bohnsack, John Bohnsack, Nathan Meyers and Scott Meyers.
Music was provided by organist Marj Vangsness and soloist Jan Hansen.
Interment at Fillmore Lutheran Cemetery, rural Enderlin.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements.

Edna L. Flaagan
Funeral services for Edna L. Flaagan, 86, Fargo, were held on Friday, October 26, 2001 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fargo. She died Friday, October 19, 2001 at ManorCare Health Services, Fargo.
Edna Lucille Pederson, daughter of Isak and Anna (Isakson) Pederson, was born August 31, 1915 at Englevale. She was raised in the Fort Ransom area where she received her education.
She married Gilman Stewart Flaagan in Fargo and they made their home in the Fargo-Moorhead area, except for a brief time in Minot. Edna worked in the men’s department of Sears Roebuck and Company for many years in Fargo and Minot. Edna was a gifted vocalist, having performed as a church soloist, a member in numerous choral groups and also led sing-a-longs in nursing homes and senior centers.
She is survived by two daughters, Anita (Gerald) Dederick, Minneapolis, and Maureen Flaagan, Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Martin Flaagan, Los Angeles; two sisters, Eva Erdman, Sun City West, Ariz. and Thora Danielson, Phoenix, Ariz; one brother, Leonard (Margaret) Pederson, Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister-in-law, Mabel Pederson, Fargo; brothers-in law, Benhard (Viola) Flaagan, Pekin, N.D., Gordon Flaagan, McVille, N.D., and A. Kenneth (Constance) Flaagan, Fargo; and sisters-in-law, Irene (Ernest) Spidahl, Kenyon, Minn. and Amie (Clayton) Aaser, McVille. She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Evelyn B. Pederson, Clarence Pederson, Arthur Pederson, Isak M. Pederson, Jr. and Walter Pederson; one sister, Mildred Shockman; and one sister-in-law, Erva Spidahl.
Interment at Moorhead Memorial Gardens, Moorhead.
Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead, was in charge of arrangements.

Eileen L. Wood
Funeral services for Eileen L. Wood, 61, Harmony, Md., were held on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at Easter Shore Veterans Chapel, Hurlock, Md. She died Sunday, October 21, 2001 at the Memorial Hospital, Easton, Md.
Eileen L. Kreczmer, daughter of Louis and Agatha R. (Frankewicz) Kreczmer, was born July 4, 1940 in Baltimore, Md. She attended and graduated from Sparrows Point High School, class of 1958.
She married Joseph T. Wood. She worked in Data Entry, was tracering clerk at Waverly Press and was last working in the emergency room at Easton Hospital as a Patent Registration Representative. She was an active member of the Cub Scouts, serving as Den Mother and District Manager. She was an artist and writer, and assisted in the Adult Literacy Program.
She is survived two sons, Joseph T. (Deena) Wood, Jr., Hurlock, Md., and John D. (Mona) Wood, Harmony, Md.; two daughters, Teresa K. (John) Liszewski and Shelly R. (John) Silvernail, Lisbon; ten grandchildren; one sister, Maria Hall, Bridgeville, Del.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Joseph T. Wood, Sr., who died August 22, 1994.
Framptom-Hawkins-Eskow Funeral Home, P.A., Federalsburg, Md., was in charge of arrangements.

Emma Bergemann
Funeral services for Emma Bergemann, 83, Lisbon, were held on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church, Gwinner. Reverend Kirk Douglas officiated. Mrs. Bergemann died Sunday, October 14, 2001 at the Lisbon Medical Center Nursing Home, Lisbon.
Emma Zwetzig, daughter of Jacob and Eva K (Meier) Zwetzig, was born on July 4, 1918 in rural Lisbon. She attended rural Lisbon school.
On June 15, 1938, she married Clarence Bergemann in rural Gwinner. They farmed near Gwinner for three years; then farmed near Lisbon for 34 years. They moved to Lisbon in 1975. They spent some winters in Arizona. Emma was active in Zion Lutheran LWML and was a member of Bale Fiesta Homemakers for 50+ years.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Bergemann, Lisbon; three sons, Ron (Sandi) Bergemann, Duane (Sheila) Bergemann and Dennis (Gail) Bergemann, all of Lisbon; one daughter, Eileen (LeRoy) Putnam, Alexandria; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; two brothers, Jacob Zwetzig, Jr., Henning, Minn. and Norman (Beverly) Zwetzig, Lisbon; four sisters, Freda Rehborg, Henning, Minn., Esther (Charles) Asp, San Marcos, Calif., Ruth (Richard) Sanderson, Lisbon, and Marion (Lloyd) Milligan, Fargo. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Aleck Zwetzig.
Pallbearers for the funeral were Kendall Johnson, Loren Bergemann, Daniel Bergemann, Curtis Bergemann, Aaron Putnam, Tyler Putnam, Rita Bergemann and Heidi Jamison.
Music was provided by organist LaVonne Nelson and soloist Heidi Jamison.
Interment at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Gwinner.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements.

Henrietta J. Onsum
Funeral services for Henrietta J. Onsum, 103, Enderlin (formerly Dilworth, Minn.), were held on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at First Presbyterian Church, Dilworth. Reverend Rick Larson officiated. Mrs. Onsum died on Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Hillcrest Manor, Enderlin.
Henrietta J. Jolly, daughter of James and Catherine (Pender) Jolly, was born on April 22, 1898 in Glyndon, Minn. She attended school in Sabin, Minn.
On February 14, 1923, she married Bert Onsum in Moorhead. They lived in Sabin, Glyndon and Dilworth. Henrietta worked at Isaman Grocery in Dilworth for several years. In 1985, she began living with her daughters, six months with each. She entered Hillcrest Manor in Enderlin in 1996. She had been president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Dilworth and was also a Gold Star Mother.
She is survived by one son, James Onsum, Dilworth; two daughters, Evie (Hubert) Bleese, Enderlin, and Kathryn Erstad, Broken Arrow, Okla.; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bert Onsum, who died in 1957; one son, Walter Onsum; one grandson, Bruce Onsum; three brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers for the funeral were Larry Onsum, Wallie Bleese, Gene McManus, John McManus, James Jolly, David Lamb and Brad Lamb.
Music was provided by organist Mark Frisco and soloist Rev. Rick Larson.
Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Glyndon.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements.

Marion Ola Anderson
Funeral services for Marion Ola Anderson, 80, Litchville, were held on Monday, October 22, 2001 at High Prairie Lutheran Church, LaMoure. Reverend Gayler Korsmo officiated. Mrs. Anderson died Thursday, October 18, 2001 at her home near Litchville.
Marion Ola Shaw, daughter of Ralph and Laura (Page) Shaw, was born on October 13, 1921 in Millinocket, Maine, where she grew up and attended school. After graduating from Sterns High School in Millinocket, she attended nursing school in Somerville, Mass., graduating as a Registered Nurse in 1942.
On November 21, 1942, she married Palmer Anderson in Somerville. The couple lived in Somerville until moving to the Litchville area in 1951. She worked as a Registered Nurse at the hospital and in the nursing home in LaMoure. For the past 20 years, Marion and Palmer have wintered in Apache, Junction, Ariz. Marion was a member of High Prairie Lutheran Church, where she was very active, serving as Superintendent of Sunday School and President of Ladies’ Aid. She was a long-time 4-H leader and taught Farmers Union classes in the area.
She is survived by her husband, Palmer, Litchville; three sons, Stephen (Ellie) Anderson, Littleton, Colo., Richard (Kaylyn) Anderson, Litchville, and David (Sandy) Anderson, Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Randi Lee Anderson, Fairfax, Va., Julie (Jeff) Klein, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Christine (Ernie) Wiese, Littleton, Colo.; one brother, Page Shaw, and one sister, Barbara Elliot, both of Millinocket, Maine; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers for the funeral were Amos Klein, Philip Klein, Matthew Anderson, Melissa Anderson, Emily Anderson and Rebecca Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Marion’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Music was provided by organist Margaret Sandness.
Interment at High Prairie Lutheran Cemetery, LaMoure.
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Lewis
Funeral services for Mary M. Lewis, 71, Fargo, were held on Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo. She died Sunday, October 21, 2001 at Bethany Homes, Fargo.
Mary M. Walz, daughter of Christian and Mathilda (Schick) Walz, was born on June 22, 1930 at Pettibone, N.D. She grew up and was educated at Pettibone. She attended high school at Jamestown. She then moved to California.
On August 20, 1947, she married Ed Liberda in Jamestown. He died in a plane crash in January 1958 in Maryland. Mary and her two children, Louise and Ed, moved to Jamestown.
On July 1, 1960, she married Robert J. Lewis in Jamestown. Bob and his three children, Mike, Danny and Karyn, along with Mary and her two children, moved to Fargo. In 1963, they started Lewis Truck Lines and moved to Lisbon where they lived until 1984. In 1984, they moved the headquarters for Lewis Truck Lines to Fargo and moved with the family as well. Mary served as vice-president with Lewis Truck Lines and worked until March 2000, when she was diagnosed with cancer. She was very active in her church in Lisbon and at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo. She was a member of Homemakers Club and the Business and Professional Women in Lisbon. She was a member of the RCCC and the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association. After moving to Fargo, she joined the Soroptimist Club and served as its president. She also served on the Cass County Development Association as a board member and with Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND as a board member and had also served on an advisory board. In 2000, she became the first and only woman to receive the Pioneer Carrier Award from the North Dakota Motor Carriers Association.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Lewis, Fargo; four sons, Ed (Nancy) Liberda, Fargo, Mike (Maureen) Lewis, Gilbert, Ariz., Danny Lewis, Fargo, and Bob (Lhonda) Lewis, Jr., Fargo; three daughters, Louise (Earl) Johnson, Fargo, Karyn (Bob) Fulton, West St. Paul, Minn., and Beth (Todd) Mairs, Fargo; four brothers, Ruben (Grace) Walz, Jamestown, Marvin (Linda) Walz, West Fargo, Bob Walz, Seattle, Wash., and Thom (Denise) Walz, Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Elsie Cuffe, Seattle, Wash.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ed Liberda; one brother, Gene Walz; one sister, Leona Walz; and grandchild, Christian Lewis.
Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, was in charge of arrangements.

Edna Ekre 
Funeral services for Edna Ekre, 94, Enderlin, were held on Friday, November 9, 2001 at First Lutheran Church, Enderlin. Reverend Leon Zavadil officiated. Mrs. Ekre died Monday, November 5, 2001, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Edna Lohr, daughter of Daniel and Alida (Breaw) was born on November 13, 1906 in Kirkland, Ill. She attended school in Sheldon and Buttzville Elementary school and Wyndmere High school, graduating in 1925. 
On March 1, 1933, she married Henry J. Ekre, in Marion, N.D. They made their home in Enderlin. Edna taught Sunday School for many years, and was active in WELCA. She was a founding member of of Maple River Senior Citizens in Enderlin, and Royal Neighbors of America, serving as camp recorder for over 25 years. He died April 11, 1987. 
She is survived by one son, Donald (Marilyn), Enderlin; one daughter, Betty Frigen, Jamestown; six grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandson; one brother, Leslie (Georgia), Garnett, Kansas; two sisters, Oliver (Lester) Loomis, Lisbon and Ruby Bleese, Amboy, Wash. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Laurel Pribbenow, Duane Pribbenow, Terry Loomis, Gene Gardner, Donna Larson, and LeRoy Skramstad. 
Music was provided by organist Shirley Hanson and soloist Paul Billing. 
Interment at Enderlin Cemetery. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Enderlin, was in charge of arrangements. 

Elsie M. Hagen 
Funeral services for Elsie M. Hagen, 92, Bothell, Washington, were held on November 5, 2001 at St. Piux X Catholic Church in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Mrs. Hagen died Thursday, November 1, 2001. 
Elsie Lyman, daughter of Clark and Christina Lyman was born on March 30, 1909 on a farm near Verona. 
In 1930, she married Joseph Ira. They farmed west of Lisbon. He died in 1947. She moved to Lisbon where she worked for a time at Moll’s IGA and J.C. Penney. In 1953 she married Harold Hagen and moved to Elderwood Manor, Wash. She was widowed again in 1958. Elsie worked for many years at Van De Kamp’s Bakery and also at the Alderwood Post Office. She was active in the St. Pius X Altar Society and St. Ann’s Guild and was a member of the Retail Clerks Union. 
She is survived by two daughters, Dolores (Allen) Wood, Lynnwood, Wash. and Marvel (Leonard) Lynch, Lake Forest Park, Wash; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and four step children,; one brother Wallace (Leta Mae) Lyman, Brownsville, Texas; sister-in-law Marian (Stanley) Lyman, West Fargo. 
Interment at Abbey View Cemetery, Brier, Wash.

Alta L. Gilbert
Funeral services for Alta L. Gilbert, 92, Lisbon, were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at First United Presbyterian Church, Lisbon. Reverend Beth Conrad officiated. Mrs. Gilbert died on Thursday, November 1, 2001 at the Lisbon Medical Center. 
Alta L. Hanna, daughter of Robert J. and Orpha Louise (Brown) Hanna, was born on February 19, 1909 in Lisbon. She attended rural Lisbon school. 
On July 27, 1926, she married Hiram B. Gilbert in Lisbon. Alta assisted her husband at the Texaco Station in Lisbon for many years. She worked at the North Dakota Veterans Home in the housekeeping department and she also worked as a seamstress. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Women. 
She is survived by a daughter, Louise (Roger) Sletten Hahn, Nappanee, Ind.; two grandchildren and five step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and 15 step-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ada Stewart, Lisbon, Audrey Groebner, Albuquerque, N.M., Wilma (Harold) Halstead, Carmen, Man., Canada, and Dorothy Smith, Oregon; and one brother, Roger (Judy) Hanna, Yakima, Wash. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hiram Gilbert, who died December 4, 1960; one sister, Alice Moellenkamp; and two brothers, John and Robert Hanna. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were John Sletten, Peter Sletten, Sean Sletten, Wayne Sletten, Rollie Montgomery, Gunnar Fog, Jim Hanna and Roger Elijah. 
Music was provided by organist Jan Hansen and soloist Joan Montgomery. 
Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements. 

Ida Thompson
Funeral services for Ida Thompson, 98, Enderlin (formerly Sheldon), were held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at Immanual United Methodist Church, Sheldon. Reverend Duane Ferrie officiated. Mrs. Thompson died on Saturday, November 3, 2001 at Hillcrest Manor, Enderlin. 
Ida Bratland, daughter of John and Hannah Bratland, was born on October 24, 1903 in Mo-i-Rana (Basmoen) Norway. She was the sixth of ten children. She attended rural school near Leonard. 
On July 3, 1922, she married Eddie J. Thompson in Moorhead. They farmed near Leonard and then moved to Sheldon. Ida operated Ida’s Cafe in Sheldon for 12 years. She moved to Enderlin in 1994 and to Hillcrest Manor in 1996. 
She is survived by a son, Ernest Pete (Adele) Thompson, Sandpoint, Idaho; 23 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 38 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Vingner (Gladys) Bratland, Enderlin. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eddie Thompson, who died October 1, 1970; one son, Gene Thompson; two daughters, Helen and Elaine Thompson. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Scott Thompson, Jim Thompson, Larry Muscha, Mike Muscha, Donald Thompson, Dennis Thompson and John Dittemore. 
Music was provided by organist Verna Armstrong and soloist Don Stansbery. 
Interment at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements. 

Jerome “Bud” Maier
Funeral services for Jerome “Bud” Maier, 79, LaMoure, were held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at Zoar Lutheran Church, LaMoure. Reverend John Estrem officiated. Mr. Maier died on Sunday, November 4, 2001 at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. 
Jerome “Bud” Maier, son of Fred and Marie (Pooch) Maier, was born on February 19, 1922 on the family farm in Pearl Lake Township, near LaMoure. He grew up and attended school and also farmed in Pearl Lake Township. 
On April 13, 1942, he married Mary Gorden in Webster, S.D. They farmed in the LaMoure area until Bud’s enlistment of the U.S. Navy in 1943. Bud served on the U.S.S. South Dakota during World War II and received the WWII Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two bronze stars. He was also a member of the survivors of Iwo Jima. Bud received an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946 and then returned to LaMoure and managed Salzer Lumber Company. In 1965, he purchased the Lumber Company, renamed it Maier Builders Supply and ran the company until his retirement in 1984. Bud was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Maier, LaMoure; two sons, Ronald (Mary) Maier, Linton, and Gregory (Susie) Maier, Bismarck; two sisters, Elaine Moffit and Marie Rummel, both of Billings, Mont.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clint Maier. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Chad Maier, Mitch Maier, Loel Carrol, Mike Johnson, Jack Lutgen and Harlen Witt. 
Music was provided by organist Jan Hird, pianist Marcia Young, soloist Cheryl Carrol, and a duet by Jerome Gorden and Linda Wilkie. 
Townsend-Good-Shockman Post #19 presented military rites. 
Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, LaMoure. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure, was in charge of arrangements. 

Marietta E. Schommer
Marietta E. (Betty) Schommer, 82, Enderlin, died Thursday, November 1, 2001. A private graveside service was held on Monday, November 5, 2001 with burial at Enderlin Cemetery, Enderlin. 
Marietta was born September 19, 1919 in Watertown, Wis., daughter of John and Ruth (Day) Brennan. She married R. Armand Schommer on August 5, 1939. 
Marietta attended Watertown, Wis. High School. She worked in nursing and raised a large family. She served a faithful witness of Jehovah for 58 years. 
She is survived by four sons, Juan (Julia) Schommer, Harlingen, Tex., Don Gene Schommer, Everett, Wash., Michael Schommer, Madison, Wis., and Armand (Kelly) Schommer, Arlington, Wash.; four daughters, Juanita (Wayne) Myszka, Wyndmere, Rita (Doug) Wood, Nanaimo, B.C., Vita (Jon) Hudson, Bend, Ore., and Marietta (Gary) London), Mayerthorpe, AB.; 30 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Jim Brennan, Schofield, Wis.; and one sister, Molly (Francis) Miller, West Bend, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, R. Armand Schommer; one son, Hans Schommer; six brothers, Bill, John, Jerry, Gene, and infant twins Junior and Robert Brennan; three sisters, Patricia Werner, and Dorothy and Peggy Brennan as infants; two grandsons, Jon Myszka and Garret Schommer; and one great-great grandson, Israel Jon Myszka. 

Richard A. Gores
Funeral services for Richard A. Gores, 45, Lisbon, were held on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisbon. Reverend Norm Anderson and Reverend David Killeen officiated. Mr. Gores died Sunday, November 4, 2001 in rural Sheldon. 
Richard A. Gores, son of Francis and Donna (Fritz) Gores, was born on November 18, 1955 in Cando, N.D. He attended Bisbee and Lisbon schools, graduating from Lisbon High School. Richard worked at Wil’s Body Shop and Dahlgren’s, both of Lisbon, before working at Melroe Mfg. in Gwinner for 22 years. He was a member of the union and a pool league. He was Christopher Bleecker's uncle and godfather. 
He is survived by one son, Justin Gores, and two daughters, Nicole and Stephanie Gores, all of Fargo; his parents, Francis and Donna Gores, Lisbon; one brother, Francis Gores, Jr., Lisbon; four sisters, Marilyn (Terry) Faller, Lisbon, Colleen (Robert) Boozer, Bemidji, Minn., Cheryl (Todd) Gregor, Lisbon, and Sandra (Lyle) McNenny, Groton, S.D. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles, and a nephew, Nicholas. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Charlie Faber, Kenny Metzen, Bobby Faber, Brad Griggs, Steve Jorgenson, Greg Saxerud, Curt Reiger, Mike Bopp and Tim Faber. Honorary pallbearers were his nephews. 
Music was provided by organist Jan Hansen and soloist Larry Ketterling. 
Interment at the Bisbee, N.D. Cemetery. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements. 

Christopher L. Bleecker
Funeral services for Christopher L. Bleecker, 21, Lisbon, were held on Thursday, November 8, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisbon. Reverend Norm Anderson and Reverend David Killeen officiated. Mr. Bleecker died Sunday, November 4, 2001 in rural Sheldon. 
Christopher L. Bleecker, son of Roger Bleecker and Cheryl (Gores) Gregor, was born on March 21, 1980 in Lisbon. He attended and graduated from Lisbon High School. Chris worked at Dead Colt Creek during high school. He had worked at Fargo Assembly, B & M Trucking, Walton Bean, Ray Mac, the Gwinner C-Store and Gwinner Oil. 
He is survived by father, Roger Bleecker, Bothell, Wash.; his mother and step-father, Cheryl and Todd Gregor, Lisbon; his grandparents, Dick and Marilyn Bleecker, Francis and Donna Gores, all of Lisbon; and three brothers, Tim (Jeanette) Bleecker, Fargo, Daniel and Mark Bleecker, both of Lisbon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nicholas Bleecker. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Mike Thompson, Rick Sorenson, Brandon Erickson, Matthew Metzen, Mike Metzen, Darin Johnson, David Olson, Paul Dick, Davis McCullough. Honorary pallbearers were all of his cousins and friends. 
Music was provided by organist Jan Hansen and soloist Larry Ketterling. 
Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements.

Daryle Harris Gardner
Funeral services for Daryle H. Gardner, 57, Cocoa, Fla., were held on Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at Bervard Memorial Funeral Home, Cocoa. Mr. Gardner died in his home in Cocoa. 
Daryle Harris Gardner, son of Walter and Laura Gardner, was born on January 19, 1944 in Englevale. He was baptized in the Marion Lutheran Church and confirmed in the Good Shepherd Church, Englevale. He attended and graduated the eighth grade in Englevale and graduated from high school at Verona. He spent one year attending college in Fargo. He was then inducted into the Army and went to Germany where he spent 14 years. 
Upon returning from Germany, he married Eva Carpenter in Florida. He worked for Martin Marrietta Co. in Germany and the United States for 32 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Eva Gardner, Cocoa, Fla.; his mother, Laura Gardner, Englevale; one brother, Gene Gardner, Lisbon; one niece, Roberta J. Boy and one nephew; three grand nephews and many relatives and good friends. 
Interment at Bervard Memorial Park, Cocoa, Fla. 
Bervard Memorial Funeral Home, Cocoa, was in charge of arrangements.

Laura (Christensen) Jensen
Funeral services for Laura (Christensen) Jensen, 86, Rutland, N.D., were held on Monday, November 5, 2001 at Nordland Lutheran Church, Rutland. Reverend Kirk Wiltse officiated. Mrs. Jensen died on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. 
Laura Etta Delaney, daughter of William and Cora (Church) Delaney, was born on September 1, 1915 in Lidgerwood. As a youngster, she moved with her family to South Dakota where she attended school near Claire City. 
On December 21, 1931, she married Fred Arnold Christensen. They lived on a farm in Rutland Township and later moved into Rutland. Fred died on May 4, 1958 and Laura continued to make her home in Rutland. She worked as a cook in the school lunch room for several years. She also worked at the Meyers Maternity Home in Rutland, and the Sargent Manor in Forman. 
On December 22, 1978, she married Ruben Henry Jensen. They also lived in Rutland. Ruben died on May 12, 1990. Laura continued to make Rutland her home the rest of her life. Laura was a long time member of the Baptist Church in Rutland. She had been active in the Ladies Aide there. She also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Rutland. She also had been active in the Rutland Garden Club. 
She is survived by eight sons, Carroll (Betty) Christensen, Ray, N.D., Donald (Shirley) Christensen, Gwinner, Charles (Sonja) Christensen, Wahpeton, Fred Christensen, Rutland, Steven (Helen) Christensen, Williston, Leo (Gay) Christensen, Omaha, Neb., Larry (Carolyn) Christensen, Wahpeton, John Christensen, Rutland; two daughters, Etta Lee, Rutland, and Nancy (Mike) Worthington, Fresno, Calif.; two sisters, Martha Christensen, Bismarck, and Corrine Panbecker, Pocahontas, Iowa; 35 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; an infant daughter; four grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters and all of her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 
Music was provided by organist Doris Olson, soloist Michael Wyum and a vocal duet by Doris Olson and Kathleen Thomas. 
Interment at Rutland Cemetery, Rutland. 
Price Funeral Chapel, Inc., Forman, was in charge of arrangements. 

Earl L. Aasheim
Funeral services for Earl L. Aasheim, 85, Enderlin, were held on Friday, November 9, 2001 at First Lutheran Church, Enderlin. Reverend Leon Zavadil officiated. Mr. Aasheim died on Sunday, November 4, 2001 at Hillcrest Manor, Enderlin. 
Earl L. Aasheim, son of Andrew and Maude (Olson) Aasheim, was born on November 16, 1915 in Bode, Iowa. He attended schools in Bode, Clermont, Fla., and then came to Enderlin in 1927. He graduated from Enderlin High School. 
On November 24, 1944, he married Anna Huether in Regent, N.D. He farmed near Enderlin and also did television repair for a few years. He entered Hillcrest Manor in Enderlin on August 6, 1999. 
He is survived by his wife, Anna Aasheim, Enderlin; three sons, Dennis (Gail) Aasheim, Enderlin, Byron Aasheim, Fargo and Elroy (Laura) Aasheim, Fargo; three daughters, Diane (John) Boyle) Alice, Cynthia (Doug) Jordet, Fargo, and Camilla (David) Haugen, Tulsa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Maurice Aasheim, and a sister, Lorna Shelver, Concrete, Wash., who died August 20, 2001. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Michael and Trina Nudell, Ryan and Kari Jordet, Jessica Boyle, Paul Osland, Doug Jordet and John Boyle. 
Music was provided by organist Shirley Hanson and soloist Bobby Geske. 
Interment at Enderlin Cemetery, Enderlin.
Armstrong Funeral Home, Enderlin, was in charge of arrangements.


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