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Kenneth Lloyd Coleman
Funeral services for Kenneth Lloyd Coleman, 73, Gwinner, were held on Friday, April 12, 2002 at the Zion Lutheran Church, Gwinner. Reverend Kirk Douglas officiated. Mr. Coleman died Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at the Lake Region Healthcare Corporation in Fergus Falls, Minn.
Mr. Coleman, son of Glenn and Esther (Bruns) Coleman, was born on July 25, 1928. He attended rural school near Crete, and graduated from Oakes High School in Oakes with the class of 1945. After his schooling, Kenneth began farming with his father in the Crete area. 
On October 1, 1950, he married Martha Payton, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Stirum, N.D. In 1958, Kenneth began working at the Melroe Bobcat Company in Gwinner, where he worked for eighteen years, while continuing to farm. In 1965, Kenneth and Martha moved into Gwinner, where they have continued to live until the time of Kenneth’s death. Kenneth was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Gwinner. 
He is survived by his wife, Martha Coleman, Gwinner; three sons, Johnnie Coleman, Oakes, Jerry (Joan) Coleman, Bismarck, and Kevin (Sheila) Coleman, Oakes; two daughters, Barbara (Jess) Smith, Hankinson, and Cindy (Joey) Enderson, Gwinner; two brothers, Gerald (Jean) Coleman and Lysle (Darlene) Coleman, all of Oakes; twelve grand children and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Kenneth J. Coleman, Randy Coleman, Brandon Enderson, Glen Coleman, Brian Engquist and Neil Engquist. 
Music was provided by organist LaVonne Nelson and soloists Nate Douglas and Raissa Johnson. 
Interment at Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Oakes, was in charge of arrangements. 

Gordon F. Keyes
Memorial services for Gordon F. Keyes, 81, Tucson, Ariz., were held on Sunday, March 3, 2002 in Tucson. Mr. Keyes died on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 in Tucson. 
Gordon F. Keyes, son of Elfin and David Keyes, was born in Buttzville on February 26, 1921. He grew up in Lisbon, graduating from Lisbon High School. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1959. Upon retiring from the Navy, he had his own mutual funds business and later sold real estate. In 1990 he retired from his business and moved to Green Valley, Ariz. He and his wife later moved to Tucson. 
He is survived by his wife, Doris Keyes, Tucson, Ariz.; one son, Bruce Keyes; one daughter, Nancy (Morris) Minton; one sister, Laura Ferguson, Fullerton, Calif.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Earl and one sister, Frances. 
A military memorial at Fort Rosecrans, San Diego, will be held at a later date. 
Inurnment at Fort Rosecrans, San Diego. 

Bernice Slepski
Bernice Slepski, 84, Chula Vista, Calif., died on Monday, April 1, 2002, at Friendly Hills Convalescent Center, Chula Vista. No services will be held. 
Bernice Noonan, daughter of Hilda and Thomas Noonan, was born December 7, 1917 in Lisbon. She graduated from Lisbon High School then went on to pursue a nursing career in Minneapolis. 
She is survived by two sisters, Winifred (Maurice) Nelson, Fullerton, Calif., and Doris Keyes, Tucson, Ariz.; and one brother, Tom Noonan, Fargo. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Henry Slepski. 
Greenwood Mortuary, San Diego, Calif., was in charge of arrangements.
Lloyd F. Nelson Funeral services for Lloyd F. Nelson, 86, Lisbon, were held on Monday, April 8, 2002 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Lisbon. Father C.F. Wilhelm officiated. Mr. Nelson died on Friday, April 5, 2002 in his home in Lisbon. 
Lloyd F. Nelson, son of Olaf and Annie Marie (Gallagher) Nelson, was born on November 20, 1915 in rural Milnor. He attended rural Lisbon school. 
On October 13, 1947, he married Margaret K. Carroll in Lisbon. They farmed near Elliott and Lisbon for several years. They moved into Lisbon in 1964. Lloyd worked at Berube’s for several years. He also had a fresh vegetable business for 19 years. 
He is survived by two daughters, Susan (Charles) Hitchcock, Bismarck, and Sandy (Rick) Black, Sheldon; two sons, Robert (Lynette) Nelson and Dale Nelson, both of Lisbon; six sisters, Lorraine Schmit, Joyce Wolters, Doris (Edward) Wolters, Marilyn Nelson and Ann Strander, all of Lisbon, and Gladys Schmit, Beach; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret Nelson, who died October 10, 1991; four brothers, Raymond Nelson, Leo Nelson, Clifford Nelson and Don Nelson; and two sisters, Maxine Patterson and Berneice Sullivan. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Tim Nelson, Trevor Hitchcock, Darwin Strander, Dennis Strander, Don Smith and John McCann. 
Music was provided by organist Carol McCann and cantor Allen Remily. 
Interment at St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery, Lisbon. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements. 

Ralph L. Trom
Funeral services for Ralph L. Trom, 92, Alexandria, Minn., were held on Monday, April 8, 2002 at Kindred Lutheran Church, Kindred. Reverend Brian Wasmoen officiated. Mr. Trom died on Thursday, April 4, 2002 at Clearwater Suites, Alexandria. Ralph L. Trom, son of Olaf K. and Janna Olava (Johnson) Trom, was born on January 7, 1910 in Kindred. He grew up and attended school in Kindred and Wahpeton. 
In 1938, he married Thelma Johnson in Atwater, Minn., and they had one child together. He began his long career at Kindred State Bank as a custodian in 1930 and retired as president 61 years later. Throughout his years in Kindred, Ralph was active in civic, church and school activities. He held numerous positions in various organizations in town, church and school, as well as county and state organizations. In 1992, Ralph and Thelma moved to Fargo as residents of Riverview Place, where Thelma died in 1995. In 2001, Ralph moved to Alexandria, Minn. 
He is survived by one daughter, Janna (Jeff) Lindoo, Alexandria, Minn.; four sisters-in-law, Clara (Rueben) Trom, Ventura, Calif., Eileen (Ordner) Trom, Grand Junction, Colo., Hazel (Irvin) Trom, Bismarck, and Thelma (Alfred) Trom, Lisbon; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma Trom; and brothers and sisters, Clara Trom Haldi, Ordner Trom, Sophus Trom, Carl Trom, Luella Trom Roden, Alfred Trom, Ruth Trom Wilkison Deal, Irvin Trom, Rueben Trom and Donald Trom. 
Interment at Kindred Cemetery, Kindred. 
Fredrickson Funeral Home, Kindred, was in charge of arrangements. 

Richard A. Jasmann
Funeral services for Richard A. Jasmann, 62, Jamestown, were held on Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at the Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Reverend Kevin Zaun officiated. Mr. Jasmann died on Saturday April 6, 2002 at the Central Dakota Village, Jamestown. 
Richard Arnold Jasmann, son of Edward and Alma (Wagnitz) Jasmann, was born October 27, 1939 in Harvey. He attended school at Hurdsfield where he received his elementary education and grew up in the vicinity. 
On June 16, 1959, he married Rosemarie Reinpold at James-town. They moved to Denver, Colo., where he worked at Associated Grocers. In 1964, they moved to a farm near Spiritwood where they farmed until 1978 when he moved into Jamestown where he drove bus. In 1987, he moved to Fergus Falls, Minn. and went to work at Hardees Restaurant. In 1992, he moved back to Hurdsfield where he drove truck. In 2002, he moved back to Jamestown. He was a member of the Basilica of St. James, the Knights of Columbus, Jamestown, and the Lion’s Club, Fergus Falls. 
He is four daughters, Donna Jordon, Juneau, Alaska, Maria Elana Katherine “Malena” Jasmann, Lisbon, Maureen (Sherwin) Wanner, Mandan, and Bernadette Barbara (Bruce) Eckman, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; five sons, Edward Arnold (Joy) Jasmann, Tower City, Daniel Francis (Dawn) Jasmann, Enderlin, Gregory Alan Jasmann, West Fargo, Anthony Christopher (Renae) Jasmann, and Maurice Thomas Jasmann, Lisbon; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Wilmer “Bud” Jasmann, Hurdsfield. 
Interment will be at a later date at the Hurdsfield Cemetery, Hurdsfield, N.D. 
Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown, was in charge of arrangements. 

Eleanor Mae Ladd
Private funeral services were held for Eleanor Mae Ladd, 85, Palm Springs, Calif. Mrs. Ladd died on March 27, 2002 at her home. 
Eleanor Mae Ladd, daughter of Milton and Edna (Potts) Cole, was born Mary 8, 1916 in Crookston, Minn. She graduated from Lisbon High School in 1934. She served in the Air Force for four years. She was employed as a secretary for a construction company in Africa and areas in the United States. 
She is survived by three sisters, Marjorie Johnson, Lisbon, Betty Fish, St. Paul, Minn., and Lois Egan, Bloomington, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Craig Ladd, who died January 12, 1949 when the Air Force cargo plane he was piloting crashed during the Berlin airlift operation. 
Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Bayfield, Wis. 
Wieful and Sons, Palm Springs, Calif., was in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn K. Urbach
Funeral services for Evelyn K. Urbach, 78, Wheat Ridge, Colo., were held on Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Englevale. Reverend David Isaacson officiated. Ms. Urbach died on Monday, March 18, 2002 at Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge. 
Evelyn K. Urbach, daughter of Ada and Amelia P. (Schoeszler) Urbach, was born on January 28, 1924 in Elliott. She grew up and attended school in Elliott. She moved from rural Elliot to Colorado in 1956 where she worked at Woolworth’s. 
She is survived by one brother, Robert (Jean) Urbach, Lisbon; and one sister, Ruth Hass, Arvada, Colo. She was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Urbach. 
Music was provided by organist Marlene Dahl and soloist Doris Stroh. 
Interment at Dick Cemetery, rural Englevale. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements. 

Nancy Mae Bakken
Funeral services for Nancy Mae Bakken, 62, Wichita, Kan., were held on Monday, April 8, 2002 at Zion Lutheran Church, Argonia, Kan. Revered Stan Ostgren officiated. Mrs. Bakken died on Thursday, April 4, 2002 in Wichita. 
Nancy Mae Buchholz, daughter of Paul and Erna (Schulz) Buchholz, was born on May 7, 1939 in Durbin, N.D. She graduated from Casselton High School, Casselton, in 1957. 
On October 10, 1959, she married Robert E. Bakken at Davenport, N.D. She was employed by Northwest Bell Telephone, Fargo, for five years. She then managed and operated Bob & John’s Convenience Store in Argonia, Kan. for several years. During her marriage, they lived in several places, including West Fargo, Jamestown and Beulah, N.D., Baker, Mont., and Argonia, Kan. 
She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Bakken, Wichita; one son, Rory Bakken, Wichita; one daughter, Vicki (Steve)Markham, Garnett, Kan.; two granddaughters; four brothers, Leslie Buchholz, Durbin, Willie Buchholz, West Fargo, Art Buchholz, Erie, N.D., and Arnie Buchholz, Lisbon; and four sisters, Elda Foster, Fargo, Violet Allen, Fargo, Margaret Foster, Arthur, and Paulette Frasier, Boise, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother and a sister, Marvel Gebeke. 
Music was provided by organist Carol Hamilton. 
Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo. 
Williams Funeral Home, Anthony, Kan., was in charge of arrangements. 

Vickie Lynn Henricks
Funeral services for Vickie Lynn Henricks, 41 Dickinson (formerly Lisbon), were held on Saturday, April 27, 2002 at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson with Reverend Scott McKirdy officiating and at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lisbon. Reverend Norman Anderson officiated. Ms. Henricks died at her home of natural causes on Tuesday, April 23, 2002.
Vickie Lynn Henricks, daughter of Henry J. and Anna Mae (Adolfs) Henricks, was born on July 11, 1960 in Lisbon. She was raised and educated in Lisbon, graduating from Lisbon High School in 1978. She worked at the Lisbon Cafe and the Creamery while going to school. 
On May 11, 1982, she married Loren Aarseth in Dickinson. She began working part-time for ABLE, Inc., and for the past 13 years, she has been with them on a full-time basis. She also volunteered much of her time to different programs at work. 
She is survived by her son, Andy (special friend, Jenn Stewart) Aarseth, Dickinson; her parents, Henry and Anna Mae Henricks, Lisbon; three brothers, Monte Henricks, Perham, Minn., Jeff Henricks, Lisbon, and Joe (Diane) Henricks, Fargo; six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and one brother, Mitchell Henricks, who died September 27, 2001. 
Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, and Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, were in charge of arrangements. 

Sigward Roones
Funeral services for Sigward Roones, 75, Milnor, were held on Monday, April 29, 2002, at Milnor Lutheran Church, Milnor. Reverend Arthur Larson officiated. Mr. Roones died at his home on Thursday, April 25, 2002. 
Sigward Roones, son of Hans and Anna (Stockstad) Roones, was born September 15, 1926 on the family farm near Milnor. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school at Shuman #4. The family later moved into Milnor where Sigward lived until the time of his death. He worked on area farms in the Milnor and Gwinner area until his retirement. 
He is survived by two brothers, Orville (Trudy) Roones, Port Charlotte, Fla., and Olaf (Carol) Roones, Heyburn, Idaho; three sisters, Bernice Rivenes, West Fargo, Evelyn Kraig, Forman, and Alice Decker, Gwinner; and one sister-in-law, Eva Roones, Milnor. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. 
Pallbearers at the funeral were Gary Decker, Dennis Decker, Jim West, Telmer Kraig, Joe Malheim, Clayton Rivenes, Kim Beckstrom and Charles Enge. 
Special music was provided by Carol Ydstie. 
Interment at Concordia Cemetery, rural Milnor. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Milnor, was in charge of arrangements. 

Esther Olson
Funeral services for Esther Olson, 84, Glendale, Ariz., formerly Fargo and Lisbon, will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2002 at Hanson-Runsvold, Fargo. Mrs. Olson died Friday, May 17, 2002 in Arizona.
Esther Olson was born on June 6, 1917 at Eagle Bend, Minn. She moved to Glendale, Ariz. in 1983 to live with her son, Rod and his family. 
She is survived by one son, Rod Olson; five grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Axel Anderson; one sister Agnes Berczyk, and brother-in-law, Oliva (Savy) Sauvageau; and several nieces and nephews. 
Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo. 
Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, is in charge of arrangements. 

Ida Hemsing
Funeral services for Ida Hemsing, 92, Fargo, formerly Kindred, were held on Saturday, May 24, 2002 at Kindred Lutheran Church in Kindred. Mrs. Hemsing died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at Elim Nursing Home, Fargo. 
Ida Kval, daughter of Knute and Ingeborg (Lalim) Kval, was born on February 10, 1910 near Lisbon. She grew up and attended Casey Township School near Lisbon. 
In 1939, she married Irvin Hemsing. They made their home near Kindred where they farmed. In
1990 they moved into Kindred. Irvin passed away in 1993. Ida moved to Fargo in 1996 and later to Elim Nursing Home in 1997. 
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn (David) Moeller, Clinton, Minn.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. 
Interment at Kindred Cemetery. 
Fredrikson Funeral Chapel, Kindred, was in charge of arrangements. 

Verona M. Johnson
Funeral services for Verona M. Johnson, 91, Enderlin, were held on Monday, May 20, 2002 at First Lutheran Church, Enderlin. Reverend Leon Zavadil officiated. Mrs. Johnson died on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at Maryhill Manor, Enderlin. 
Verona M. Johnson, daughter of Olaf and Mabel (Haugen) Johnson, was born on February 9, 1911 in Nome, N.D. She grew up and attended school in Nome. 
On June 12, 1935, she married Theodore Johnson in Enderlin. They lived in Enderlin and Verona. She worked at the Ben Franklin in Enderlin for many years. She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America, the Enderlin Senior Citizens and Leah Circle. 
She is survived by one son, Curtis Johnson, Enderlin; one daughter, Darlene (Harlan) Thielke, Wahpeton; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Theodore Johnson, who died July 9, 1974. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Ron and Kathy Torbenson, Maynard and Paulette Torbenson, Warren and Nancy Ann Johnson. 
Music was provided by organist Joan Schlecht and soloist Willard Lee. 
Interment at Enderlin Cemetery, Enderlin. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Enderlin, was in charge of arrangements. 

Trevor Bartholomay
Funeral services for Trevor Bartholomay, 6, Sheldon, were held on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sheldon. Father James McKinney officiated. Trevor died on Friday, May 17, 2002 at Lisbon Medical Center. 
Trevor Bartholomay, son of Denis and Denise (Salzwedel) Bartholomay, was born on May 22, 1995 in Fargo. He attended kindergarten at Sheldon Elementary School. 
He is survived by his parents, Denis and Denise, Sheldon; three brothers, Logan, Jake and Jack, all of Sheldon; one sister, Stacie, Sheldon; grandparents, Delores Salzwedel, Fargo, and Ellen Bartholomay, Sheldon. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Tyrel Beutler, Owen Beutler, Jordan Waldahl, Allan Waldahl, Spencer Waldahl and Cody Muscha. Honorary pallbearers were his Sheldon Kindergarten Class; nieces and nephews. 
Music was provided by organist Carole Bjugstad and soloist Sylvia Schlagel 
Interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Sheldon. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Enderlin, was in charge of arrangements. 

Bertha L. Grandadam
Funeral services for Bertha L. Grandadam, 90, Lisbon, were held on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Lisbon. Father Andrew Dudzinski officiated. Mrs. Grandadam died on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at Lisbon Medical Center Nursing Home, Lisbon. 
Bertha L. Roscoe, daughter of Rufus and Mabel (Bowen) Roscoe, was born on February 9, 1912 in rural Dickey, N.D. She grew up in Dickey and attended Dickey School. 
In 1941, she married John B. Grandadam in Fargo. Bertha “Bert” worked for the Fountain Inn in Lisbon for a few years. She later worked at Moll’s Super Valu in Lisbon for many years. She was a member of the Lisbon Senior Citizens. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Grandadam, who died July 10, 1981. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Duane Cole, Robert Rieger, Randy Huether, Mike McNally, Bill Jones and Luther King. 
Music was provided by organist Genell Carlson and cantor Diana Schultz. 
Interment at St. Aloyisius Catholic Cemetery, Lisbon. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements. 

Helen L. Simpson-Horner
Memorial services for Helen L. Simpson-Horner, 86, Gillett, Wis., were held on Friday, May 24, 2002, at Tabor United Methodist Church, Gillett. Reverend Skip Robertson officiated. Mrs. Simpson-Horner died on Sunday, May 19, 2002 at the Woodlands of Gillett. 
Helen L. Hash, daughter of Charles and Stella (Gring) Hash, was born on July 31, 1915 in Weedman, Ill. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Wallinford, Iowa and later graduated from Maple Hill High School, class of 1932. 
On February 14, 1935, she married John Simpson in Estherville, Iowa and lived there until 1956. They then moved to New Richmond, Wis., and lived there for many years. At the age of 55, Helen attended college to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). With her degree, she worked as an LPN at different hospitals and nursing homes in the areas she lived. Her husband, John, died in 1980. 
In 1982, she married Robert “Bib” Horner and they spent their years in Lake Helen, Fla., before moving to Gillett in 1997. She was a member of the Tabor United Methodist Church. 
She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bib” Horner, Gillett; three sons, Harold (Kay) Simpson, Lisbon, Larry (Donna) Simpson, St. Paul, Minn., and Jon (Sharon) Simpson, Gillett; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Harlan Hash, California; and one sister, Frances (Ray) Smith, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, John Simpson; one brother, Terry Hash; two infant twin brothers; and one granddaughter. 
Inurement at Baldwin Cemetery. 
Jones Funeral Service, Oconto Falls, Wis.,was in charge of arrangements. 

James R. Langton
Funeral services for James R. Langton, 56, rural Lawton, N.D., were held on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at Lawton Lutheran Church, Lawton. Reverend Mark Kolbo officiated. Mr. Langton died on Friday, May 10, 2002 at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital, Langdon, N.D. 
James Roger Langton, son of Mark and Ruby (Meader) Langton, was born on September 11, 1945 on his parents’ farm near Lawton. He was raised on the farm and attended school in Lawton, graduating from Lawton High School in 1963. 
In April 1964, he married Betty Winnegge at Lakota, N.D. He worked at Cenex in Lawton before moving to Kansas City, Mo., where he worked at the Ford Assembly Plant. He returned to Lawton to farm and operate a custom harvesting business with his family. Jim quit farming, when he began driving a truck and working at grain elevators, most recently the Nekoma Elevator. 
In February 1992, he married Laura Nash in Devils Lake, N.D. 
He is survived by his wife, Laura Langton, Lawton; three children, Tina (Craig) Wimer, Lisbon, Denise (Brian) Legacie and Travis Langton, both of Lawton; four step-children, Scott (Kim) Nash, Grand Forks, Valorie Myhre Nash, Devils Lake, John Nash, Grand Forks, and Adam Nash, Devils Lake; six grandchildren; his mother, Ruby Langton, Lawton; two sisters, Phyllis (Paul) Hettervig and Lola Schneiberg, both of Tye Valley, Ore.; five brothers, Wayne (Eunice) Langton, Gravios Mills, Mo., Claude (Evonne) Langton, Fargo, Kenny (Sherry) Langton, Pueblo, Colo., Marion (Evelyn) Langton, Scappoose, Ore., and Keith (Kathy) Langton, Laguna Beach, Calif.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Langton; one brother, Laddie Langton; and one daughter, Penny Jo Langton. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Wayne Langton, Claude Langton, Kenny Langton, Marion Langton, Keith Langton and Paul Hettervig. 
Music was provided by Lisa Langton and Larry Vinz. 
Interment at Lawton Cemetery, Lawton. 
Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota, N.D., was in charge of arrangements.

Wilma E. Vosburg
Memorial services for Wilma E. Vosburg, 80, Lisbon, were held on Saturday, May 18, 2002 at First United Presbyterian Church, Lisbon. Reverend Beth Conrad officiated. Mrs. Vosburg died on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at Lisbon Medical Center Nursing Home, Lisbon. 
Wilma E. Martin, daughter of William H. and Gertrude (Johnson) Martin, was born on April 14, 1922 in rural Lisbon. In 1930, she moved to Cogswell with her family. She attended Forman School, graduating in 1940. In 1945, she moved to Vancouver, Wash. 
On June 14, 1945, she married Woodrow W. Osborne in Vancouver, Wash. In 1946, they moved to Bristol, Va., then to Florida and Tennessee. Woodrow Osborne died on March 5, 1953. Wilma returned to North Dakota in October 1953. She worked at the Fountain Inn until her marriage to Robert E. Vosburg. 
On October 3, 1954, she married Robert E. Vosburg in Lisbon. Mr. Vosburg died in February 1988. She helped to raise four grandchildren and she was a member of “Friends” (LMC Auxiliary) and had served on the Food Pantry Board until 1992. 
She is survived by one son, Douglas B. Osborne, San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Mary A. (Dana) Headley, Manteca, Calif.; one sister, Enid Martin, Lisbon; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Woodrow. W. Osborne and Robert E. Vosburg; and one sister, Vyrlee Barringer. 
Music was provided by organist Gerry McMahon. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements. 

George L. Moses
Funeral services for George L. Moses, 77, Moorhead, Minn., were held on Monday, May 20, 2002 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Moorhead. Mr. Moses died on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. George L. Moses, son of Emil and Emily (Lyman) Moses, was born on February 24, 1925 in Rock Hill Township, near Wing, N.D. The Moses family were pioneer homesteaders in the Wing area. George was raised on the family farm and attended rural schools for his education. In 1963, he moved to near Waubun, Minn., where he also farmed. He moved to Moorhead in 1976 where he worked for American Crystal Sugar for nine years. 
On June 11, 1977, he married Virginia Ann Hoff in Valley City. They made their home in Moorhead. George worked as a custodian for many area businesses, including Peterbilt of Fargo and Scheels of Fargo and Moorhead. He was also well-known in the community as a bell-ringer for many years with the Salvation Army. 
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Moses, Moorhead; one sister, Louella (Donald) Lange, Baldwin, N.D.; one brother, Marlowe (Rosemary) Moses, Wing; one sister-in-law, Beulah Mae Moses Shields, Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Milton, Lawrence and Carl Moses. 
Interment at Oriska Cemetery, Oriska, N.D. 
Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead, was in charge of arrangements. 

Lee H. Richards
Funeral services for Lee H. Richards, 87, LaMoure, were held on Monday, May 13, 2002 at the Church of the Nazarene, LaMoure. Reverend Scott Henry officiated. Mr. Richards died on Friday, May 10, 2002 at the North Dakota Veterans Home, Lisbon. 
Lee H. Richards, son of Albert A. and Winifred Eva (Stowe) Richards, was born on March 29, 1915 in Ashley, N.D. He grew up and attended rural schools near Diesem and Kulm, N.D. After Lee’s father’s death, he moved with his mother and brothers to LaMoure. Lee worked on farms in southern Minnesota before joining the Civilian Conservation Corp. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1940 and served his country until 1942. He returned to LaMoure and worked in an automobile repair shop. He assumed ownership upon his brother’s death. He operated the A & K Garage until his retirement. Lee continued to live in the LaMoure area until entering the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon in 1998. 
He is survived by one niece of Fargo; and five nephews, including John Richards, Lisbon. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Frank and Kenneth Richards; and one sister, Hazel May Schmitt. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Mel Pulsifer, Ronald Heyd, Mike Robinson, John Richards, David Heyd and Brian Heyd. 
Townsend-Good-Shockman American Legion Post #19, LaMoure, presented military rites. 
Music was provided by pianist Darlene Henry and soloist Scott Henry. 
Interment at Ashley City Cemetery, Ashley. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure, was in charge of arrangements.


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