|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,
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
WILLISTON N.D. John Dolinsky, 77, lifelong Williston resident, passed
away Saturday, in the Mercy Medical Center in Williston. A complete obituary
His funeral service arrangements will be announced later by the Everson
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
A complete obituary will follow.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City will be in charge of arrangements.
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
She was both a member and greeter at St. John's the Baptist Church
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
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.
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
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.