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Darrel Chelgren - July 23, 1948-July 28, 1999
CROSBY, N.D. - Darrel Ray Chelgren, 51, of Crosby, formerly of Minot, died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital in Crosby.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby. Cremation has taken place.
Darrel Chelgren was born July 23, 1948, in Minot the son of Alvin and Mary Chelgren. He attended Minot public schools and graduated from Minot High School in 1966.
Darrel worked for Bacon Signs and the City of Minot until 1974, when he moved to Crosby to work for the Soo Line Railroad.
He met his future wife, Linda Schiele, while working in Crosby and they were married on May 28, 1975. From this union, his only child, Darnell, was born.
In 1980, the family moved to Williston, where he was employed at Williston PreCast for two years and at the Ramada Inn for another two years.
In 1984, he lived in St. John, and then in Minot and in 1986, he moved to Huntington, Ore., where he worked as a maintenance man at Farewell Bend Truck Stop.
In 1990, he returned to North Dakota, where he loved to hunt and fish. He and Linda had resided in Crosby again for the last four months.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Crosby; his daughter, Darnell, of Minot; his mother, Mary Chelgren of Minot; and two brothers, Duane of Mesa, Ariz., and Dennis of Minot.
He was preceded in death by his father and his sister.
The Stakston-Martin Funeral Home of Crosby is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Perry
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Leonard "Bud" Perry, 81, of Watford City, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Watford City.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home Chapel in Watford City. The Rev. Jay Reinke will officiate and interment will be at Schafer Cemetery.
Friends may call for an hour before services Sunday at the home.

Rev. Herbert Peterson - Feb. 16, 1901-July 29,1999
FOREST CITY, Iowa - The Rev. Herbert Peterson, 98, of Forest City, Iowa, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at the Good Samaritan Center in Forest City.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City. The Rev. Lee Laaveg, the Rev. Gerald Dyste and the Rev. David Samuelson will officiate. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, at Rose Hill Cemetery in Thompson, Iowa.
The Rev. Herbert Peterson was born Feb. 16, 1901, on the family farm near Badger, Iowa, the son of Jacob and Jorgina (Halverson) Peterson. He was baptized and confirmed at Badger Lutheran Church and attended rural school near his home.
He furthered his education at Waldorf Academy in Forest City, St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He was ordained on Feb. 4, 1934, at the Badger Lutheran Church.
He was united in marriage with Rachel Folkestad on June 2, 1932 in Thompson, Iowa. She died on June 24, 1998.
The Rev. Peterson served churches in Merrill, Wis., Kasson, Minn., Ottawa, Ill., Minneapolis, Minn., Hendrum, Minn., Williams, Iowa, and Joice, Iowa. He was an active member of all of these communities as well as serving on various boards and working with many outreach programs.
He was always interested in his Norwegian heritage and enjoyed collecting family pictures. After retirement Herbert and Rachel were active in providing services to the residents of the Good Samaritan Center. In 1988, he was recognized by the Iowa Health Care Association as "Clergy of the Year," for providing more than 20 years of ministerial services to Good Samaritan residents.
He also maintained an interest in farming and farm-related activities. He enjoyed attending livestock auctions and managed to have a garden in nearly every parish that he served.
Herbert is survived by two daughters, Miriam Clayton of Sioux City, Iowa, and Ruth Bakken of Park Rapids, Minn.; two sons, Herbert Peterson Jr. of Williston, N.D., and Philip Peterson of Mora, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rachel; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
The Peterson Lund Funeral Home of Forest City is in charge of arrangements.

Harriette Skor
WILLISTON N.D. - Harriette Skor, 98, of Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, died at the home on Saturday morning. 
Her fueral arrangements are pending at this time. Fulkerson Funeral Home of Williston is in charge of the arrangements.

Harley Binde
WILLISTON, N.D. Joseph F. Babella, 80, longtime Williston resident, passed away Friday in the Mercy Medical Center. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Tuesday morning, August 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church by Father Gary Benz.
The Rosary will be Monday evening at 7 p.m. at Eversons and an interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. A complete obituary will follow. Friends may call at the Everson Funeral Home Monday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday for the hour preceding the funeral service at the church.

Anna Bryn
CROSBY N.D. - Anna Bryn, 97, a resident of the Crosby Good Samaritan Center since October of 1996, a former long-time resident of Elkhorn Township, Divide County, ND, died Friday at the Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, at the Center with the Rev. Ron Dahle officiating. Grave side services will be held Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Community Cemetery at Berwick, ND with the Rev. Philip Leer officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday.

Mabel Kerbaugh - May 26, 1909 August 20, 1999
TIOGA, N.D. - Funeral services for Mabel Kerbaugh, 90, of Tioga formerly of Ray, will be Monday 2:00 p.m. at Ray Lutheran Church. The Rev. Steve Anderson will officiate and burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Ray.
Mabel Marie (Allen) Kerbaugh was born May 26, 1909, at Peck, Mich. the daughter of George and Charlotte Allen. The family moved to N.D. when Mabel was less than a year old. She lived through the Depression and two World Wars and remembered her mother knitting socks to send to the soldiers. Life changed when Mabel's mother died when she was 12. She sometimes stayed with her Uncle Jim and Aunt Millie who became very special to her. She watched many changes take place such as; electricity, telephones, and indoor plumbing in her lifetime. On October 2, 1926, she married Clair Kerbaugh at Williston. They moved into their first home, a log house south of Ray and then moved into Ray in 1959.
Clair passed away in 1963 at the age of 70, and since then she has devoted her life to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mabel died at the Tioga Medical Center LongTerm Care Unit on Friday, August 20, 1999.
Over the years she had been active in Ray Lutheran Church, circle, quilting, baking, crocheting, and homemakers clubs. She has a large garden and enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors. 
She is survived by six children, Mary Soine of Ray, Ivan Kerbaugh and his wife, Shirley of Tioga, Byron Kerbaugh and his wife, JoAnn of Kenmare, Beverly Filkowski and her husband, Dale of Charleson, Walter Kerbaugh of Ray, Alice Hartsoch of Longview, WA; 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Leonard; three grandsons, one brother, and one sister.
Friends may call Fulkerson Funeral Home in Tioga on Sunday from one p.m. to seven p.m. and Monday from nine a.m. until noon, and for one hour before service time at the church.

Clayton Kummer
WATFORD CITY N.D. Clayton Kummer, 58 of Watford City passed away at the VA Medical Center in Fargo on Friday. Services will be announced by Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City. A complete obituary will follow.

Mel Sandstrom - Dec. 22, 1918 August 20, 1999
WILLISTON N.D. - Mel Sandstrom, 80, longtime Williston resident and well known Williston barber, passed away to be with the Lord on Friday in the Mercy Medical Center. His Funeral Service will be Monday afternoon, August 23, 1999 at 2 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church with Pastor Carl Bauman officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery with Military Rites by the Veterans of the Foreign Wars Escort and Firing Squad.
Melvin Herbert Sandstrom was born December 22, 1918 in Arnegard to Carl and Anna Otterson Sandstrom. He attended Patent Gate School located north of Arnegard where he was raised until moving with his father and brother, Alfred, to Whitefish Mont. in 1937. He served with the Civilian Conservation Corps in Columbia Falls, Mont. and also in the North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt Park, south of Watford City. He was employed with the Great Northern Railway in Mont. for four years before attending and graduating from the Lee Barber College in St. Paul, MN in 1941. He barbered in Mont. and Watford City before being inducted into the U.S. Army in February of 1941, serving as Radio Operator in European-African Theater of Operations during World War II. He was stationed in Africa, Italy and the Island of Corsica. He was honorably discharged in September of 1945 with the rank of Sergeant. After the military, he returned to N.D. to the barber profession where he owned and operated "Mel's Barber Shop" in Williston. He retired April 1, 1991 after barbering for 50 years. He married Hazel Nepstad in Williston on October 24, 1947 and they have resided there since. Four children were born to them.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel, two daughters, Cheryl Heiple of Williston, Trudy Martinez and her husband, Octavio, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons, Lane Sandstrom and his wife, Dani, of Williston, Ward Sandstrom and his wife, Debbie, of Mandan, five grandsons, six granddaughters, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Alfred and a half sister.
He was a wonderful husband and father; attended the Assembly of God Church, and had been a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He loved hunting, fishing and camping and being in his workshop at home. 
Friends may call at the Everson Funeral Home Sunday afternoon from one p.m. to five, Monday morning from nine - noon and for the hour preceding the funeral service at the Church. 

John Dolinsky
WILLISTON N.D. John Dolinsky, 77, lifelong Williston resident, passed away Saturday, in the Mercy Medical Center in Williston. A complete obituary will follow. 
His funeral service arrangements will be announced later by the Everson Funeral Home.

John Knels
FAIRVIEW, Mont. John Knels, 38, of Fairview, Mont., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at the Sidney Health Center in Sidney.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview with Pastor David Aaseng and Pastor Bob Meehan officiating. Musical selections were provided by Stormy and Kathy Vickers, accompanied by Ellen Croy. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery.
John Knels was born April 24, 1961, in Sidney, to Pat (Stordahl) Davidsen and Larry Knels. He grew up and attended schools in Fairview and graduated from Fairview High School in 1979.
While in school and after graduation, John worked on the family farm. He also worked at Tri-K Chemical in Fairview, before going to work at UBC in Sidney.
Later John worked for Koch until moving to Texas to work with his grandfather, Walter Stordahl, on the San Jacinto Monument. In 1983, John moved to Loveland, Colo., to work for Scar, operating a gas plant.
He returned to Fairview in 1989, and started working for Tri-K Chemicals. John had managed Tri-K Chemicals and the Valley Hardware Store for the past three years.
He was baptized in the Yellowstone River and he accepted the Lord as his Savior in 1990.
John was united in marriage with Cindy Hurley on Oct. 7, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nev. They made their home on a farm five miles northeast of Fairview.
John enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, swimming, boating, black powder guns, cooking, barbecues and family birthdays. He also enjoyed being with his wife, his children and his family and being out at the new cabin he built at Blacktail Dam.
He loved animals, shooting pool, gardening, his flowers, playing cards, and playing jokes on people. Above all, he loved reading his Bible and praying. He was never to busy to help anyone.
John was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Blacktail Dam Association. He was elected to the City Council in January 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Knels of Fairview; three children, James, Kyle and Maggie; his mother, Pat Davidson of Fairview; his father, Larry Knels and his wife, Diane, of Fairview; his grandmother, Irene Knels of Sidney; his grandparents, Walter and LaVyrne Stordahl of Fairview; two brothers, Donald Knels, his wife, Deborah, and their children, Krista, Cody, Nathan, Jamie, Heather, Stephanie and Hunter, all of Fairview, and David Knels of Minot; his sister, Julie Klein, her husband, Jason, and their children, Tyler, Shawn, Chris, Sara and Mercedes, all of Fairview; and his stepbrother, Mike Stordahl and his daughter, Ashley, of Fairview.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John C. Knels; his uncle, Randy Stordahl; and his stepfather, Larry Davidson.
The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney was in charge of arrangements.

Clayton Kummer
WATFORD CITY N.D. Clayton Kummer, 58 of Watford City passed away at the VA Medical Center in Fargo on Friday. Services will be announced by Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City. A complete obituary will follow.

Chantel Darlene Sagaser
EPPING, N.D. Chantel Darlene Sagaser, 4, of Epping, passed away Thursday afternoon the result of an accidental drowning. 
Her mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday morning, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Williston by Father John Guthrie, Father Joe DeCrans and Father Dignan. Interment will be in the Epping Cemetery at two p.m. following the luncheon. A Rosary will be Sunday evening at 7 p.m. also at St. Josephs.
Chantel Darlene Sagaser was born on Oct. 15, 1994 in Williston to Paul and Holly (Binde) Sagaser. She lived a brief but joyful life with her family near Epping. Chantel dearly loved to be with her brothers, Luke and Quinn. Swimming with them in the creek, running, playing hide and seek, riding bike, and big high pushes on the swings. She always loved and cherished the cuddling and reading of books with her mom and dad.
Her pure innocence brought her to love all of God's Creations: Picking wild flowers; finding beautiful rocks; catching butterflies; chasing rainbows; playing with the kitties, hunting frogs with the dogs, Idgy and Wylie; picking strawberries; helping plant the garden and reaping the bountiful harvest; hearing the wind in the trees; feeling the sun on her back and the moon on her face.
Chantel was also very artistic. Her gifted talents enabled her to create with such astounding imagination, that her drawings and colorings became beautiful gifts to all that knew her.
She is survived by her mother and father, Paul and Holly, and her two brothers, Luke and Quinn, all of Epping; her grandparents, the Sagasers, Robert of Tioga, and Margaret of the Bethel Lutheran Home of Williston; Marilyn Binde of Crosby; aunts and uncles; Mark and Lana Sagaser of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; Tom and Judy Sagaser of Lisbon; Steve and Pat Sagaser of Grand Forks; Mike and Monica (Sagaser) Siggerud of Moorehead, Minn.; Sam and Jodie Sagaser of Tioga; Jude and Jeanne (Sagaser) Slabodnik of Williston; Arley and Shirley Binde of Fortuna; Greg and Sheri (Binde) Hanson of Lino Lakes, Mont.; Kent and Michele (Binde) Anderson of Beaverton, Ore.; and 34 cousins and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, LaVerne Binde; her aunt, Darlene Binde; and her twin uncles, John and Joseph Sagaser.
Anybody interested may call the Everson Funeral Home of Williston on Sunday from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. and Monday at the church for the hour preceding the service.

Inga Simle
WILLISTON, N.D. Inga Simle, 88, a longtime Williston resident, lately of the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at the home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at the First Lutheran Church in Williston. The Rev. Joel Westby will officiate and interment will be at Riverview Cemetery.
Inga Marie Pederson was born May 31, 1911, in Smokey Butte Township in Divide County to Severt and Olava (Wisdahl) Pederson.
She was raised there and attended rural schools in the Alamo community. She later attended Beauty College in Fargo.
On Nov. 18, 1939, she was united in marriage with Bernt Simle in Crosby. They established their home in Garnett Township in Divide County where they lived and farmed through the years until moving to Williston in 1949. Mr. Simle preceded her in death on May 31, 1989.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, a local homemaker's club and rosemaling and painting groups.
She is survived by her daughter, Verna Colby and her husband, Jack, of Williston; three grandchildren, Brent Colby of Fargo, Jackie Teskey and her husband, Jim of Cloquet, Minn., and John Colby and his wife, Dawn, of Harlem, Mont.; and two great-grandchildren, Tori and Trina Teskey.
She also was preceded in death by her sister, Thea.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour before services Monday at the church.

Kjell Undhjem
LIGNITE, N.D. Kjell Robert Undhjem, 20, of the Lignite and Columbus area, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at his home in Lignite.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus. The Rev. Gary Heaton and the Rev. Arne Bjelland will officiate and interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby.

Johan S. Bratlien
WILLISTON N.D. - Johan S. Bratlien, 83, a longtime Williston resident, passed away Thursday at Trinity Medical Center in Minot.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, September 7, at 2 p.m. in Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Williston, North Dakota. Rev. Morris Kirchhof will officiate and interment will be at Hillside Memory Gardens.
Johan (Joe) S. Bratlien, son of Hans and Marie (Gaarder) Bratlien, was born September 21, 1915 on the parents' homestead near Zahl. He was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church at Zahl. He attended the Zahl Public School and graduated from high school in the class of 1934.
In 1937, during the depression, he left for Starbuck, Minnesota where he was employed on farms in the Starbuck area. 
He was married to Alma Braaten of Starbuck on February 28, 1940. At that time he was the manager of the Midway Stock Farms. He returned to Williams County in 1942, where he farmed for several years near Zahl and Hanks, North Dakota.
In the early sixties, he spent a few years involved in custom combining from Texas to North Dakota, and additionally spent winters employed by the R. L. Porter Grain and Seed Company of Spearman, Texas. 
He purchased a home in Williston in 1965, and worked for farmers in the area. For several years he was employed at the Interstate Oil Company of Williston.
He is survived by his wife, Alma; his son, Maynard, and daughter-in-law, Arlene, of College Station, Texas; two grandsons, Marcus and Christopher Bratlien of College Station, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Helga Smith of Zahl, and Mrs. Thelma (Sammy) Lund of Williston; one brother, Albert Kenneth, of Zahl. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mrs. Anna (Sutton) Egge; two brothers, Melvin Henry, and Carl Arthur; and two infant sisters.
He was presently a member of Our Redeemers Lutheran Church of Williston, and had formerly been a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Zahl, where he served as Treasurer for several years. He was a lifetime member of the Williston Moose Club and a past member of Sons of Norway.
Friends may call at the Everson Funeral Home of Williston Monday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon, and at the church for the hour preceding the funeral.

Norman Dahl
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Funeral services for Norman Dahl, 84 will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City. Rev. Thomas Stenzel will officiate and burial will be in Schafer Cemetery.
Norman died at Good Shepherd Home on Wednesday. He is survived by his wife, Mildred of Watford City; one son, Curtiss of Mandan; two daughters, Myrna Roach of Bismarck and Holly Dahl of Medora; one brother, Neil Dahl and his wife, Nyla of Watford City; one sister, Esther Levang of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren: Christina Dahl of St. Olaf College Northfield, Minn., Susanne Dahl of Moorhead Minn., Norm Roach of Bismarck and Charles Roach of Thornton Colo.; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Gordon Dahl and a sister Alma Hagen.
Friends may call at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Watford City on Saturday from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and for one hour before service time at the church.

Stanley Alan Erickson
CROSBY N.D. - Stanley Alan Erickson, 55, of Crosby died at UniMed Medical Center in Minot on Thursday following a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at Concordia Lutheran Church, Crosby at 2 p.m., Tuesday with the Rev. Ron Dahle officiating. Burial will follow at Concordia Lutheran Cemetery, Crosby. Visitation will be at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until noon Monday.
Erickson was born Nov. 15, 1943 at Noonan to Ivan and Bernice Erickson. He was reared on the family farm north of Crosby. As a child and a young man he was active in 4-H and music. He loved his trombone and played piano.
He attended Reserve Officer Training Corp and was discharged form the Army as a Captain. He served his time in the army in Germany. He took every opportunity available and toured Europe and the British Isles as he loved to travel.
He attended college at NDSU in Fargo and graduated with a degree in agricultural engineering. During his college years, he discovered his love of community theater. After college he spent time working as an elevator manager in Minnesota. He returned to Crosby in the early seventies and began farming with his father. He continued farming until his illness.
He was a life-long member of Farmers Union, serving as a Director and County President. He was active in politics and had been secretary-treasurer of the District Two Dem-NPL for many years. He was an active member of Cameo Players in Crosby, building sets and acting on stage. He served as Clerk-Treasurer of Fillmore Township, Divide County and was a member of the Township Officers Association.
He married Jeanne Allred (Greenwell Faldalen) on August 23, 1986. They have one daughter, Ericka, who was his pride and joy. He developed a true father-son relationship with Jason, Jeanne's youngest son, who lived with them for a time.
He is survived by his wife, daughter, and parents of Crosby; his step-sons, John Greenwell (Jennifer) of Virginia Beach, Va.; Shane Greenwell of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Jason Greenwell of Minot; his sisters, Jacqueline DeVaney of Seattle, Wash. and Mary Ann (Charles) Greathouse of Akron, Ohio; a brother, Charles (Chuck) Erickson and wife Dianne of Dickinson; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Beverly L. Suess
WILLISTON N.D. - Funeral services for Beverly L. Suess, 67, a longtime Williston resident, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Lutheran Church in Williston. Rev. Dean Larson and Rev. Joel Westby will officiate. Interment will be at the Hillside Memory Gardens in Williston.
Beverly LaVerne Hanson was born at Minot the daughter of Harvey and Bea (Anfinson) Hanson. She was raised on a family farm near Granville. Her education began at the Walters Elementary School and she graduated from the Granville High School in 1948. While in high school she was the editor of the high school annual. Beverly continued her education at the Minot Business College for two years. She worked as a secretary for a CPA office in Minot and it was there that she met her husband Roland Suess.
She was united in marriage on Sept. 4, 1953 at the Stenkjaer Lutheran Church in Simcoe. They moved to Williston where Roland established an accounting firm with Mr. Hoover and later established the Suess Law Firm with his son John. Together they raised their three sons, David, John and Paul. Roland preceded Beverly in death at Bismarck on May 3, 1996.
Suess was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed her family and especially her grandchildren. She was an active member of the First Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid, Eastern Star and neighborhood birthday club. She was very active in the Republican Party and was chosen as a delegate to the National Convention both in 1976 and 1980. She thoroughly enjoyed politics at the local, state and national level.
Suess gave of herself through her family, through her art, especially oil painting, volunteering with Red Cross and entertaining her many friends. She enjoyed cooking and was very well read.
Suess died at the Mercy Medical Center in Williston on Friday one day shy of her 68th birthday.
She is survived by three sons and their families; John and Yvonne and their children: Jocelyn, Breana and Jerad all of Williston; Paul and Denice and their children: Amanda and Paul Roland all of Williston and David of Hermosa Beach, Calif.; several nieces and nephews, two sisters: Doris Storhaug and Leah Wilson, both of Minot. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roland; one brother, Harvey and one sister, Marlene.
Friends may call at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and form 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.

Eileen Grimstad
THORNTON Colo. - Funeral services for Eileen Grimestad, 84, of Thornton, formerly of Keene, N.D., will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Keene First Lutheran Church. The Rev. James Gustafson will officiate and interment will be in the Good Hope Cemetery.
Eileen died at the Elm Haven Nursing Home in Thornton on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1999.
A complete obituary will follow.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City will be in charge of arrangements.

Frances Martin
TRENTON, N.D. - Mrs. Frances Martin, 73, of the Trenton community passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 8, 1999 at the Mercy Medical Center in Williston. 
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church by Father Gary Benz, followed by interment in Trenton Cemetery. 
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday in Everson Memorial Chapel.
Frances Johnson was born Dec. 12, 1925, in Perth to Andrew and Signe Johnson. As a child she moved with her family to a farm south of Poplar, Mont., where she was both raised and attended school.
Frances first worked at the Plainsman Hotel as a waitress. 
On March 7, 1957, she was united in marriage to Ralph Martin in Havre, Mont. They made their home in Glasgow, Mont., where Frances worked at Gallagher Food Liner, a grocery store. The family moved to Williston in 1963 and she worked at Red Owl. In the mid 1970s she and Ralph opened the Flame Room, which they operated until 1982, when Frances retired. 
Frances took very seriously and delighted in her role as a mother and housewife. She had a great and unconditional love for all her grandchildren and children. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, quilting and stock car races. She liked wildlife and nature, in which she camped and fished frequently.
She was both a member and greeter at St. John's the Baptist Church in Trenton.
She is survived by her husband, Ralph, of Trenton; her two daughters, Delores Brown and her husband, Gordon, of Glasgow, and Carol Loveall and her husband, Harvey, of Indio, Calif.; one son, Fred Albert Jr. and his wife, Jane, of Salem, Ore.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Johnson of Malta, Mont., and Clark Johnson of Lewistown, Mont,; and a sister, Mary Knutson, of Cottage Grove, Ore. 
Frances was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Vivian and Doris.
Friends may call at the Everson Funeral Home of Williston from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday, and at the church for the hour preceding the funeral mass.

William Woodhams
Worland, Wyo. - William A. Woodhams, 91, of Worland, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at his home.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Worland. The Rev. L.E. Bud' Surles officiated. Cremation followed the service.
Veile Mortuary of Worland was in charge of arrangements.

Betty Ann Nelson - Nov. 5, 1927-Sept. 9, 1999
MINOT N.D. - Betty Ann Nelson, 71, of Minot died Thursday in a Minneapolis Minn. hospital.
She was born on November 5, 1927 in Berthold, the daughter of Dewy S. and Jessie (Burch) Frunz, She was reared and educated near Berthold and attended rural schools and Berthold High School. On December 30, 1946 in Sidney, Mont. she married Merle O. Nelson. They lived in many places, including Williston, Minneapolis and Minot. 
She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ and the Priscilla Circle.
She was survived by her husband, Merle O. Nelson of Minot; her son, Bruce Nelson, of Littleton, Colo.; daughter, Valli Helstad and her husband, Rod, of Williston; daughter, Melissa Johnson and her husband, James, of Fargo; four grandchildren: Michele Thomte, Jessica Helstad, Jesse Nelson and John Nelson; three great-grandchildren: Trevor Thomte, Kia Thomte and Alyssa Helstad; brother, Gene Frunz and his wife Karen of Orlando Fla.; sister, Lorraine Coffey and her husband Mike of Fargo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Jessie Frunz; brother, Gordon Frunz; nephew, Kenn Frunz; nephew, Steven Coffey.
The memorial service will be Tuesday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Minot. The burial will be private. Visitation will be on Monday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home in Minot. 


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