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Gladys Boe
Dec. 27, 1917-Sept. 12, 1999
TIOGA, N.D. Gladys Lillian Boe, 81, of Williston, formerly of the rural Tioga community, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, south of Tioga. The Rev. Chris Montgomery was to officiate and interment followed at the churchyard cemetery.
Gladys was born Dec. 27, 1917, on the family farm to Martin and Minnie (Swanson) Boe, having a twin sister and two brothers. She attended rural schools. As a young girl, Gladys worked very hard on the family farm. She later worked in the Williston area in various capacities. After her retirement, Gladys continued to live in Williston. She entered the Bethel Lutheran Home in December 1995 and had been a resident there since.
Gladys was well known for her sense of humor and wit, which will be genuinely missed by everyone who knew her. She loved to bake and cook and try new recipes. She also was known for her "sweet tooth."
Gladys enjoyed crocheting, sewing, old-time music and playing cards and bingo. She had a special love for nature and the country and enjoyed going for walks. Gladys also was well read and kept up on the news.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, south of Tioga.
Gladys is survived by her two brothers, Oford Boe and his wife, Rose, and Chris Boe and his wife, Rosemary, all of Tioga; her nieces and nephews, Lola Coxford-Brown, Pauline Benke, Marilyn Kay Larson, Jeffrey Larson, Bonnie Walhaug, Arlene Walhaug, Twyla Olson and Emery Boe; and two very special friends, Marilyn and Grant Archer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her twin sister, Grace Larson; a nephew; and a special friend and companion, Jim Dahl.
The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Tioga is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Lundby
GRENORA, N.D. - Doris Lundby, 81, of Grenora died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Grenora. The Rev. Rebecca Aardahl will officiate and interment will be at the Grenora Cemetery.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour before services Saturday at the church in Grenora.

Eleanor Rodvold
WILLISTON, N.D. Eleanor Rodvold, 82, a longtime Williston resident, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the First Lutheran Church in Williston. The Rev. Dean Larson will officiate and interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
A complete obituary will follow.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour before services Friday at the church.

Doris Lundby - Jan. 2, 1918-Sept. 13, 1999
GRENORA, N.D. - Doris Lundby, 81, of Grenora died Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Grenora. The Rev. Rebecca Aardahl will officiate and interment will be at the Grenora Cemetery.
Doris (Steele) Lundby was born Jan. 2, 1918, at Berthold, the daughter of William R. and Fannie E. (Brown) Steele. She moved with her family to Grenora as a young girl, where her father was a barber. She was raised and educated in Grenora and then attended Minot Normal School, where she earned her teaching certificate. She taught rural school at Liberty School No. 2.
Prior to her marriage Doris and her brothers and sisters were involved in their father's business, the Brush Lake Resort.
On Sept. 21, 1938, Doris was united in marriage with Lief Lundby at Plentywood, Mont. They also farmed in Grenora Township for many years until they retired in 1972 and moved into Grenora.
She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, homemaking, gardening and her grandchildren. Doris was active in her church and her community. She also enjoyed music and playing the organ.
She is survived by her husband, Lief, of Grenora; her daughter, Jean Paulson and her husband, Harley, of Park City, Utah; her son, Duane and his wife, Betty, of Grenora; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Norma Rasmussen of Grenora, Fae Schedel of Lewiston, Mont., and Ina Mae Sorenson of Plentywood, Mont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Verne Steele; and her sister, Marge Michels.
Friends may call until 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour before services Saturday at the church in Grenora.

Eleanor Rodvold - Aug. 25, 1917-Sept. 14, 1999
WILLISTON, N.D. - Eleanor Rodvold, 82, a longtime Williston resident, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at the First Lutheran Church in Williston. The Rev. Dean Larson will officiate and interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Eleanor Hagbo was born Aug. 25, 1917, in Bonetraill to Carrie (Grimstvedt) and John Hagbo. She was reared and educated in Strandahl Township. She attended school in Williston and graduated in 1936 from the Chicago Hairdressing Institute in Fargo.
She owned and operated Eleanor's Shop giving shampoos and finger waves for 25 cents. In 1944 she went on a blind date with Paul Rodvold and he immediately won her heart. They were united in marriage on March 8, 1945, and had 46 years of love before his death in 1991.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and several bridge and whist card clubs. During her younger days, she participated in arts and crafts, scout leadership, and was truly an adventurer always ready for a fun time.
Her adventurous spirit was evident as recent as this summer when she went on a week long houseboat trip at Lake Powell and also four-wheeling at her granddaughter's wedding in the Colorado mountains.
She loved music and couldn't keep her feet still whenever music was played. She and Paul spent many Saturday nights enjoying dancing. 
Eleanor is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Sherry Rodvold of Williston; her daughter and son-in-law, Vonnie and Barry Hoffmeyer of Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren, Chad and Meredith Rodvold of Dallas, Texas, Jodi and Michael Robles of Lakewood, Colo., Ryan Hoffmeyer, a student at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., and Troy and Patty Rodvold, also of Littleton; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Mitchell Rodvold. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews and her stepsister, Evelyn Jacobsen of Malta Mont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; her brother, James Nelson; her sister, Mayme Hinsverk; and her stepsister, Clarice Anseth. 
She was truly a warm loving person and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour before services Friday at the church.

Merlin Berwick
BAINVILLE, Mont. Merlin "Bud" Berwick, 73, of Bainville, Mont., passed away Sunday, Sept. 26 1999, at his home from cancer.
Funeral service arrangements will be announced by the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Williston.

Harry Chapman
WILLISTON, N.D. Harry W. "Happy Chappy" Chapman, 75, a longtime Williston businessman and well-known community leader, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Williston with Father Raymond Aydt officiating. A Scriptural prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Church.
A complete obituary will follow.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Lisa Brown
WILLISTON, N.D. - Lisa Yockim Brown, 39, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at her home in Williston after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at the First Lutheran Church in Williston. Pastor Joel Westby and Pastor Diana Bauman will officiate.
A complete obituary will follow.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until noon Friday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour before services Friday at the church.

Gordon Gudvangen
McGREGOR, N.D. Gordon "Gordy" Gudvangen, 59, of McGregor, passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at the Zion Lutheran Church in McGregor. Pastoral assistant Jim Hamann will officiate and interment will follow at Zion Cemetery, north of McGregor.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston.
Family services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Tioga. Visitation also will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Tioga and for an hour before services Friday at the church in McGregor.

Bertha Sundheim
Sept. 27, 1916-Sept. 27, 1999
WILLISTON, N.D. Bertha Sundheim, 83, of Williston, formerly of Froid, Mont., died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston of complications from hip surgery that was performed on Aug. 6, 1999.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the chapel at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston. Chaplain Betty Czubay will officiate and interment will be at South Froid Cemetery.
Bertha Brekke was born Sept. 27, 1916, on the family homestead near Antelope, Mont., the daughter of Eilert and Betsy (Birkeland) Brekke. She grew up on the farm and attended Eden Valley School. From the age of 12, she worked for many families, cooking, cleaning and caring for their children.
On Aug. 16, 1936, she was united in marriage with Noel Sundheim at Plentywood, Mont. After their marriage, she continued her life as a farm wife near Froid. Bertha and Noel moved to The Kensington in Williston in August 1997. Noel moved to the Bethel Home in June 1999, and Bertha moved to join her husband at Bethel on July 12, 1999.
Bertha loved the country life, her flower garden and her cats. She was renowned for her angel food cakes, pumpkin pies and Norwegian donuts.
She is survived by her husband, Noel of the Bethel Home; five children, Joyce (Ozzie) Brensdal of Westby, Mont., Diane (Vince) Davis of Reno, Nev., Larry (Joan) Sundheim of Elsmere, Ky., Linda (Tom) Waller of Froid and Sherry (Chuck) Neff of Williston; 13 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Astrid Grayson of Plentywood, and two brothers, Herman Brekke of Big Timber, Mont., and Ray Brekke of Anaconda, Mont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Alma Thingelstad, Dolly Spaabeck, Jenny Summers and her brother, Ben Brekke and an infant brother, Robert Brekke.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour before services Friday at the Bethel Home.

Lucille Grindeland - Feb. 10, 1918-Oct. 17, 1999
CROSBY, N.D. - Lucille Grindeland, 81, of Crosby, a former longtime resident of rural Fortuna, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, at her home in Crosby.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Faith Lutheran Church in Fortuna, with the Rev. Ron Dahle and the Rev. David Curtwright officiating. Interment will follow at East Writing Rock Cemetery, rural Fortuna.
Lucille was born Feb. 10, 1918, to Martin and Emma Torgeson on a farm at Ambrose. She attended school at Colgan and was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Colgan.
She was united in marriage with Joe Grindeland of Fortuna on Sept. 3, 1938, in Plentywood, Mont. They lived and farmed in Writing Rock Township, Divide County for many years. They retired in 1976, and moved to Crosby. Her husband passed away on Aug. 18, 1979.
Lucille was a member of East Writing Rock Lutheran Church and a member of the Ladies Aid. She also had been the president and secretary of the Ladies Aid. She was a former member of the Sioux Trail Homemakers Club and had been an assistant leader for the girls in 4-H.
Her hobbies were sewing for her family and friends and doing all kinds of crafts.
She is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Jo Friess and her husband, Dan, of Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Betty Lu Ralph and her husband, Stan, of Minot; two sons, Lauren and his wife, Lesa, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Richard and his wife, Frances, of Plentywood, Mont.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister, Irene Swenson and her husband, Manfred, of Bowbells, and her brother, Ronald Grindeland and his wife, Gynell of Bismarck.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church in Fortuna.

Ruth Nyquist
BAINVILLE, Mont. - Ruth M. Nyquist, 72, of Bainville, Mont., passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, north of Springbrook, N.D.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the auditorium at the Bainville School. The Rev. Pat Mersch will officiate and private interment will be at the South Froid Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston.
Memorials are suggested to the Bainville Methodist Church, the Froid Congregational Church or the Bainville Dollars for Scholars Foundation.

Fred Whiteman - June 2, 1914-Oct. 17, 1999
SIDNEY, Mont. - Fred R. Whiteman, 85, of Sidney, Mont., died Sunday Oct. 17, 1999, at his home in Sidney.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 18, at the Church of Christ in Sidney with Pastor Gary Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at the Sidney Cemetery under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney.
Fred was born June 2, 1914, in Morris, Minn., the son of Fred and Elizabeth (Ackerson) Whiteman. Fred grew up in the Redwater Community and attended country schools. At the age of 12, Fred left home and lived with his brothers.
He worked for area farmers and ranchers as a young man until he began working on the Fort Peck Dam Project. After working on the dam for four years, he worked for Bill Burnsides on his farm and Bill thought of him as a son. Fred met June while working for Mr. Burnsides. Later Fred and June were united in marriage and he worked for the railroad.
After a short time working with the railroad, he farmed with his brother, John, for several years and then purchased the Burnsides place. In 1957, he sold his herd of cattle and the family moved to Fairview, so his two oldest daughters could attend high school. He started working at Holly Sugar during campaign and worked there for several years.
In 1961, he bought cattle again and got his herd built up. He was a hard worker and a good farmer and rancher. He was very proud of his saddle horses and cattle. He retired in 1982 and they moved to Sidney.
Fred was a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was an active member of the Church of Christ and enjoyed all of his many Christian friends. He loved his family and enjoyed having his kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews coming to visit him. He also enjoyed hunting with his sons and his special friend, Marion Hays. He always loved to play cribbage with the family members and his hobby was doing leatherwork.
Fred is survived by his wife, June of Sidney; five children, Lorette Dowse and her husband, Chuck, of Sidney, Donna Steinley of Phoenix, Ariz., Jerry and his wife, Jan, of Richey, Voni Halvorson of Williston, and Joe of Overton, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren: Annette Nicholson (Tuff), Denise Matejovsky (Niecy) and her husband, Gregg, Lori Petersen and her husband, Ron, Brenda Dowse (Spoiled One), Jana Olson and her husband, Harley, Janette and Jamie Whiteman, and Barry, Charla, Cozette and Ronny Halvorson; eight great-grandchildren, Jayson, Tyler and Megan Matejovsky, Laken and Ryder Olson and Robin, Rylee and Logan Petersen; and his sister, Jessie Rosaaen of Sidney.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Floyd, Lewis, Ernest, Dewey and John; and two sisters, Mae Lobdell and Irene Stiles.

Mabel V. Forde - June 19, 1910 - Oct. 15, 1999
DEVILS LAKE N.D. - Mabel V. Forde, 89, of Devils Lake died Friday at the Good Samaritan Center in Devils Lake. Funeral Services will be from 10:30 a.m., Monday at the Gilbertson Funeral Home Chapel, Devils Lake with Rev. Kenneth Iverson officiating. Grave side Services will be at 1:30 p.m. in Lakota Cemetery in Lakota. 
Friends may call at the Gilbertson Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a Vigil and Rosary Service at 7 p.m. and on Monday from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the Service.

Thelma Dahle
TUALATIN, Ore. - Thelma (Mrs. Trygve) (Finnesgard) Dahle, 70, of Tualatin, Ore., passed away Sept. 23, 1999, at her home in Tualatin, following a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held Sept. 26 in Tualatin.
She was the daughter of Edwin and Hannah Finnesgard of rural Alamo.

Roberta Severson - Jan. 26, 1963-Oct. 10, 1999
ALEXANDER, N.D. - Memorial services for Roberta "Berta" Kaye Severson, 36, of Merrill, Ore., formerly of Alexander, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, in the Community Hall at Grassy Butte. The Rev. John Pfeifer will officiate and inurnment of Roberta's cremains will be handled privately at the Grassy Butte Cemetery at a later time. All family and friends are invited to share in remembering Berta.
Roberta passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at the Providence Medical Center in Medford, Ore., as a result of injuries sustained in a single car accident.
Roberta was born Jan. 26, 1963, in Williston, the daughter of Robert K. and the late Wanda R. (Lanphear) Olson. She was raised and educated at Alexander, where she was very active in all school events. She enjoyed playing basketball, was involved in Student Council, was a cheerleader for boy's basketball and attended Girl's State at Grand Forks in 1980. She graduated from Alexander High School in 1981, and then embarked into a short but blessed life.
Berta, as she was commonly known, lived in Williston and was employed at the Family Thrift Center.
She was united in marriage with Troy Severson on Oct. 20, 1984, at Williston. The couple moved to Farmington, N.M., for a short time before settling in Billings, Mont., where they lived from 1986 until 1996. While in Billings, Berta worked for a time at the Billings Federal Credit Union and the Billings Medical Center. In 1992, she began her own successful business, Tropical Exposure Tanning and Travel.
She enjoyed playing on softball leagues in Billings, water skiing, camping, boating, country music, dancing, time with her family and friends, and especially enjoyed traveling and vacation cruises. Her love for the outdoors and warm weather led her to Las Vegas in the fall of 1996, where she joined the Construction Laborers Union, again able to be active and outdoors.
At the time of the accident, she was employed in traffic safety control and was living and working in Merrill, Ore.
Berta leaves behind her father, Robert, of Alexander; her sister, Becky Ruggles and her husband, Jay; four nieces whom adored her, Dustine, 14, Bailey, 5, Jessa, 4, and Sheridan, 2, all formerly of Billings and Shepherd, presently of Alexander. She was loved and will be missed by her family, her ex-husband, Troy Severson of Las Vegas; many close friends in Billings; and her companion, Todd Williamson and his children, Jill and Chase, all of Merrill, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Lanphear Olson on Jan. 19, 1982; and her grandparents.
The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Drovdal
WATFORD CITY, N.D. Margaret Drovdal, 78, of Watford City, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Med Center One in Bismarck.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City. The Rev. Thomas Stenzel will officiate and interment will follow at Wilmington Lutheran Cemetery in Arnegard.
Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Watford City and for an hour before services Saturday at the church.

Selma Grote
March 9, 1911-Oct. 20, 1999
BATTLEVIEW, N.D. Selma J. Grote, 88, of Battleview, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at the Tioga Long Term Care Center in Tioga.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Scandia Lutheran Church northwest of McGregor. Pastoral assistant James Hamann will officiate and interment will follow at the Scandia Lutheran Cemetery.
Selma Josephine Hanson was born March 9, 1911, on the family farm in Thorson Township, Burke County, the daughter of Peder and Kari (Wold) Hanson. She was raised in Thorson Township and attended Pleasant View rural school. As a young woman, she worked for neighbors on their farms and cooked in the cook car for threshing crews.
She was united in marriage with Lester Grote on March 11, 1933, at Larson. They purchased the Davidson Ranch north of Battleview, and in 1942, they moved to their present ranch site west of the Davidson place. They ranched both places and raised Hereford cattle. Lester passed away in 1981 and Selma continued to live at the ranch until entering the Tioga Long-Term Care Center on April 18, 1997, where she had lived since.
She was a member of the Scandia Lutheran Church, where she was the organist for more than 50 years and also was active in the Ladies Aid. She was a 4-H leader, a Farmer's Union youth leader and a member of the area birthday club. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, embroidery and crocheting.
She loved her grandchildren very much.
Selma is survived by her son, Lielan Grote and his wife, Audrey, of Battleview; two daughters, Arlene Grubb of McGregor and Lorraine Wagendorf and her husband, Dan, of Williston; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her brother, Palmer Hanson of Williston; her sister, Tena Davidson of Billings, Mont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Gilbert, Hans and Nels; three sisters, Mary Roloff, Olga Thompson and Clara Mattson; two infant brothers and a grandson, Travis.
Friends may call until 7 p.m. today at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Tioga and for an hour before services Saturday at the church.

Clifford Hanson
TIOGA, N.D. Clifford Hanson, 85, a longtime Tioga resident, died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at the Tioga Long-Term Care Facility.
Funeral service arrangements and a complete obituary will be announced by the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Tioga.

Vernon Ruckle-Nov. 11, 1910-Oct. 20, 1999
MINOT, N.D. Vernon T. Ruckle, 88, of 1825 33rd St. S.W., Minot, formerly of Willow City and Williston, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Thomas Family Funeral Home in Minot. Interment rites will follow at the Memorial Park in Willow City.
Vernon Thomas Ruckle was born Nov. 11, 1910, on the family farmstead near Willow City, the son of Theodore and Maryetta (Moon) Ruckle. He was raised on the farm and educated at country schools in that area.
He moved to Williston in 1945 and lived there until 1965, where he was self-employed as a mechanic and plumber.
He then lived for a short time in Bowman until moving to Minot in 1966. There he worked for Midway Transmission as a mechanic, retiring in 1972. He also worked for a short time for Hovde Salvage Yard.
He was once married to Marion Korsmoe and to Maryjane Morin.
He loved to tinker on cars and loved to fish and hunt.
Vernon is survived by seven daughters, Rena McDaniel of Munich, Inez Doehler of Perth, Elaine Arcand of Williston, Linda Olson of Minot, Margaret Jane Munger of Oylen, Minn., and Donna Gruenberg and Annette Ruff, both of St. Cloud, Minn.; his son, Aldon Ruckle of Fontana, Calif.; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Milton; three grandchildren; and three sisters and brother.
Visitation will be held from 

Mari Broschat - March 6, 1953-Oct. 25, 1999
WILLISTON, N.D. - Mari Broschat, 46, of Williston, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at her home with family, after a brief battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Williston with the Rev. Al Esken officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Mari Ella (Halbakken) Broschat was born March 6, 1953, to the Rev. David S. and Margaret (Lund) Halbakken in Sioux Falls, S.D. After attending school in Fertile, Minn., and Waterloo, Iowa, she graduated from high school in Cottonwood, Minn. She then attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls for a year and graduated from Lutheran Bible Institute in Seattle, Wash. She attended and graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing in Fargo.
Mari met her husband in Fargo at an Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship discussion group. She was united in marriage with John Broschat on June 16, 1977. They resided in Dallas, Texas, until they moved to Williston in 1980.
Mari focused her life on her family, friends, her children's school (Trinity Christian School) and her church family at the Lutheran Brethren Fellowship Church. She was a gifted artist, as well as an accomplished musician. She also was a faithful member of the Williston Strings, where she played violin.
Her dynamic relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, was central to her being. This relationship enabled her to know, by faith, that God is compassionate in understanding our sufferings and powerful enough to use it for a greater good than we can ever imagine.
Mari is survived by her husband, John; two sons, Benjamin and Rajesh; two daughters, Rebecca and Briana; her parents, the Rev. David S. and Margaret Halbakken, all of Williston; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Judy Halbakken of Redwood City, Calif., and Arne and Debbie Halbakken of Ellendale, Minn., and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gerhard and Edie Honold and their daughter, Hanna.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston and for one hour before services at the Thursday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Financial Aid Endowment for the purpose of providing assistance to families wanting to attend Trinity Christian School, to the Williston Strings, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Lola Dumdai
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Lola Dumdai, 82, of Watford City, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at the McKenzie County Memorial Hospital in Watford City.
Funeral service arrangements will be announced by the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City.

Alvin Hagen
FORTUNA, N.D. - Alvin Hagen, 80, of Williston, a former longtime Fortuna resident, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, where he had resided for the past three years.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Faith Lutheran Church in Fortuna. Intern Mike Toomey will officiate and interment will follow at the Fortuna Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby.

Loretta Schill - May 28, 1924-Oct. 24, 1999
MT. CARMEL, N.D. - Loretta Schill, 75, of Williston, formerly of Maida, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Mt. Carmel. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery.
Loretta Mae Hoffarth was born May 28, 1924, at Maida, the daughter of Dominic and Anna (Schuler) Hoffarth. She was raised and educated at Maida.
She was united in marriage with Peter J. Schill on June 9, 1942 at Mt. Carmel. Following their marriage they lived briefly at Maida, at Munich for 19 years, Warwick for 10 years, Rugby for 19 years and for the past five years at Williston.
Loretta is survived by her husband Peter J. of Williston; four sons, Dale and his wife, Joanne, of Pearl River, La., Claire and his wife, Theresa, of Sorrento, Fla., Kevin and his wife, Pam, of Bush, La., and Kraig and his wife, Peggy, of Williston; three daughters, Shirley Margerum and her husband, Jim, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., Char Ely and her husband, Randy, of Jordan, Minn., and Kay Schill of Shakopee, Minn.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph Hoffarth and Ronald Hoffarth, both of Maida; six sisters, Eileen Schill of Langdon, Margaret Schill of Hannah, Frances Fischer of Fargo, Dorothy Johnson, living in Texas, Mary Alice Girodat of Langdon and Lorraine Girodat of Grand Forks.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gilbert, who died in infancy.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon and for an hour before services Friday at the church in Mt. Carmel.

Edith Sloulin - Oct. 31, 1909-Oct. 5, 1999
FRESNO, Calif. - Edith Pearl Sloulin, 89, of Fresno, Calif., former long-time Williston resident, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at a nursing home in Grover Beach, Calif. She would have been 90 years old on Oct. 31.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services were held in Fresno.
Edith Pearl Sloulin was born Oct. 31, 1909, at Michigan City, and in 1914, the family moved from Wildrose to Williston, where she graduated from Williston High School.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Edith was an excellent seamstress and knitter. She made many fancy dresses for her nieces and grandnieces. She also received several awards for her needlepoint and sewing projects.
Edith was the chief operator for Northwest Bell in Williston for 35 years. After retiring she moved to Fresno, Calif., to be with her niece, Pat Spino and family.
There were seven children in her family and Edith was the only girl. She is survived by two brothers, Al Sloulin of Grandview, Wash., and Vernon Sloulin of Helena, Mont.; five nieces, Pat Spino of Pismo Beach, Calif., Karen Kendall of Norman, Okla., Koreen Sloulin of Phoenix, Deanna Gooding of Seattle and Suzanne Cockrane of Orange, Calif.; and three nephews, Gary Sloulin of Zilla, Wash., Wesley Sloulin of Yakama, Wash., and Kirk Sloulin of Hernando, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Wesley, Kirk (for whom the Williston airport was named), Ralph and Ritz "Orris."

Helen Solberg
WILLISTON, N.D. - Helen Swenson Solberg, 74, a longtime Williston resident, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at the Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Williston. The Rev. Morris Kirchhof will officiate and interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
A complete obituary will follow.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour preceding services Friday at the church.

Mark Wankel
PLENTYWOOD, Mont. - Mark Harris "Wally" Wankel, 51, of Plentywood, Mont., died Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at the Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home in Plentywood, following a brief battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the First Congregational Church in Plentywood. Johnette Grefe will officiate and interment will follow at the Wankel family Cemetery, northeast of Raymond, Mont.
The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood is in charge of arrangements.


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