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Linda Burau
COLUMBUS, N.D. Linda Burau, 83, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at Trinity Medical Center, Minot.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus. The Rev. Gary Heaton will officiate and interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby and for an hour before services Thursday at the church in Columbus.

Corrine Deriana
NEW TOWN, N.D. Corrine Deriana, 75, of New Town, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, at a Minot health care facility.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 29, at the Twin Buttes Memorial Hall in Twin Buttes. The Rev. David Puckett will officiate and interment will be at the Chase Cemetery in Twin Buttes. A wake service will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Twin Buttes Memorial Hall.
The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City is in charge of arrangements.

Lola Dumdai
WATFORD CITY, N.D. Lola Mae Dumdai, 82, of Watford City, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at the McKenzie County Memorial Hospital in Watford City.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City. The Rev. Thomas Stenzel and the Rev. John Lane will officiate and interment will be at the Zoar Cemetery, south of Arnegard.
Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. today, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Watford City and for an hour before services Friday at the church.

Alvin Hagen Nov. 8, 1918-Oct. 25, 1999
FORTUNA, N.D. Alvin Hagen, 80, former longtime Fortuna resident, more recently of Williston, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston.
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.
Alvin was born Nov. 8, 1918, to Rangvald and Anna Hagen at the Hagen home on the family farm, south of Fortuna. He grew up and attended school in Fortuna.
In 1937, he was united in marriage with Edith Abell. To this union, three sons were born. The couple was later divorced. He was united in marriage with Mavis Lund Bummer on Jan 13, 1957, at Plentywood, Mont. To this marriage, a son, Mike, was born.
Alvin worked in Montana for a time and later returned to Fortuna, where he was employed by the Fortuna Elevator for 19 years. He then purchased the family farm and began farming. He retired from farming due to ill health in the fall of 1993 and moved to Williston. He entered the Bethel Lutheran Home on Dec. 1, 1996, and resided there until his death.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife for 42 years, Mavis of Williston; four sons, Mike and his wife, Nadine, of Williston, Don and his wife, Karen, of Olathe, Kan., Larry and his wife, Janet, of Tommahawk, Wis., and Duane and his wife, Anne, of Williston; two stepsons, Bob Bummer and his wife, Ivy, of Lake Stevens, Wash., and Steve Bummer and his wife, Donna, of Crosby; one stepdaughter, Val Dazey and her husband, Terry, of Canton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; four sisters, three brothers and a step-granddaughter.
Visitation will be held until 7 p.m. today at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby.

Bernard Hanson Aug. 1, 1928-Sept. 30, 1999
FORT MEYERS, Fla. Bernard "Bunny" Hanson, 71, a 14-year resident of Fort Meyers, Fla., formerly of Williston and Minot, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at his home in Fort Meyers.
Bunny was owner and proprietor of Music and Company, a music store, and was the leader of the Bunny Hanson and Company Big Band, which performed in the Fort Meyers area.
Bunny was born Aug. 1, 1928, in Minot and raised there. While in Minot, he was the leader of the Bunny Hanson and Company Band providing dance entertainment in western North Dakota.
During his years in Williston, he and his brother, Fred, operated the Hanson Furniture Store. Later he owned and performed at the Club Missouri.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Paula of Fort Meyers; his son, Dale of Minneapolis; two daughters, Lori Palmquist, Captain in the United States Air Force, stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., and Gail Hanson of Jamestown; three grandchildren; his mother, Margaret Hanson of Williston; two brothers, Fred Hanson of Williston and Daryl Hanson of Fargo; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Floy and his father, Arthur.

Leona Monson July 18, 1906-Oct. 25, 1999
WATFORD CITY, N.D. Leona Monson, 93, of Watford City, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Watford City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Alexander. The Rev. Dan Paulson will officiate and interment will follow at the Alexander Cemetery.
Leona Maude (Rhoades) Monson was born July 18, 1906, at Glenburn, the daughter of Arthur and Mabel (Stevens) Rhoades. She moved with her family to Charboneau Township at the one year of age. She was raised and educated at Charboneau.
On May 2, 1931, she was united in marriage with Carroll "Chip" Monson at Sidney, Mont. They lived in Alexander, where Leona was the postal clerk for 25 years. Chip died in 1981.
Leona continued to live in Alexander until moving to The Kensington in 1984. She resided there until entering the Good Shepherd Nursing Home at Watford City in July of this year.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Alexander. Leona enjoyed flowers, gardening and her church activities.
She is survived by her son, Francis Monson and his wife, Wanda, of Williston; two daughters, Lucille Paluck and her husband, Tony, of Alexander and Irene Bell and her husband, William, of Williston; five grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Francis Rhoades of Bismarck.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her granddaughter, Toni Sue Paluck; her brother, Tom Rhoades; and two sisters, Alice Wilkie and Addie Geier.
Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Watford City and for an hour before services Friday at the church.

Helen Solberg May 15, 1925-Oct. 25, 1999
WILLISTON, N.D. Helen Swenson Solberg, 74, a longtime Williston resident, passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at the Mercy Medical Center in Williston, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Williston. The Rev. Morris Kirchhof will officiate and interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. 
Helen Marie Striffler was born May 15, 1925, to Carl and Alice (Steulow) Striffler in Doran, Minn. She was raised and attended school at Wahpeton.
Helen was married to Glenn Swenson for 27 years. On August 17, 1979, she married Kenneth Solberg at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Williston.
She was active in the food business: ran a restaurant in Kindred and the Westland Cafe in Williston. She also was employed at the Plainsmen Hotel and the El Rancho Restaurant. She retired as dietary supervisor at Mercy Medical Center after 18 years.
Helen was a member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, its Altar Guild and the Esther Circle. She also was a member of the Birthday Club, the Women of the Moose and the MDU Senior Retirees Association. She was active in the church, helped with blood drives and enjoyed bowling and playing cards.
Helen was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to whomever she met. She enjoyed spending time at the farm with her husband, Ken. She loved her yard and flowers.
Mom fought a long and courageous battle with cancer and left us in peace to watch over us from above. We love you, Mom.
Helen is survived by four sons, Ron Meyer and his wife, Sharon, of Fargo, Ken Swenson and his wife, Yvonne, of Sidney, Mont., Keith Swenson of Egg Harbor, Wis., and Kurt Swenson and his wife, Karen, of Williston; two stepsons, Wayne Solberg and his wife, Connie, of Columbus, Ohio and Tim Solberg and his wife, Penny, of Plentywood, Mont.; two stepdaughters, Lynda Solberg of Sidney and Debbie Solberg of Plentywood; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Hazel Holtgrewe of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Lois Gully of Mantador and Leona McMaster of Vancouver, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glenn; her second husband, Kenneth; her parents; three brothers, Bobby, Dennis and Jerry Striffler; her sister, Betty Striffler; and a grandchild, Melissa Swenson. 
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until noon Friday at Everson Funeral Home in Williston and for the hour preceding the service Friday at the church.

Violet Larsen
March 25, 1903-Oct. 28, 1999
CROSBY, N.D. Violet Evangeline (Jacobson) Larsen, 96, of Crosby, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital in Crosby.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Crosby with Intern Mike Toomey officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Alexander Cemetery in Alexander.
Violet Evangeline (Jacobson) Larsen was born March 25, 1903, in Lake Park, Minn., to Julius and Hilda (Berg) Jacobson. She grew up on the family homestead at Alexander, attending rural schools and graduating from Alexander High School in 1922.
In 1926, Violet graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Concordia College at Moorhead, Minn. She then taught high school English and French in North Dakota and Montana schools.
On May 31, 1933, she was united in marriage with George K. Larsen in Montana, where they both were teaching school. In 1942, they returned to Crosby to manage the family grocery business which was sold in the late 1960s.
Violet returned to her teaching career while raising her family, teaching from the 1950s into the 1970s in Fortuna, Flaxton and Crosby.
George preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1993, and she continued to live in Crosby.
Violet was an active member of Concordia Lutheran Church, the Mark Circle Bible Study Group, the Fortnightly Study Club, the Women of the Moose and the Concordia College 400 Club.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Gilmore of Denver, Ginger Mitchell of Williston and Georga Parchem and her husband, Allen, of Oak Park, Ill., nine grandchildren, Bill, Chris, Maren (Eldredge) and Eric Gilmore, Mark, Joran (Flach) and Tony Mitchell, and Aaron and Alyssa Parchem; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents; three brothers, Morris, Garvin and Dean Jacobson; and a sister, Janet Hinman.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 29, at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby and for an hour before services Saturday at the church.

Willard Nash
PLENTYWOOD, Mont. Willard Nash, 78, a longtime resident of northeastern Montana, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at his home in Bigfork, Mont.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 29, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Plentywood. Father Benjamin Lobo officiated and interment followed at Redstone Cemetery. Vigil services were held Thursday at St. Joseph's.
The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood was in charge of arrangements.

Helga Sorensen
WILLISTON, N.D. Helga Sorensen, 94, of Williston, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston.
Funeral service arrangements will be announced by the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Williston. 

Earl Christensen - Dec. 28, 1921-Oct. 22, 1999
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Earl Leroy Christensen, 77, of Lake Charles, La., died Friday, Oct. 22, 1999, at the Charles Moyer Hospital in Lake Charles.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Hixson Chapel in Lake Charles. The Rev. Tommy Wallace officiated and interment followed at West Lake Memorial Park Cemetery. He was a member of the Church of God.
Earl Leroy Christensen was born Dec. 28, 1921, the son of Bruce and Lena (Sannes) Christensen, at home in Cow Creek Township, Williams County. He was raised and educated at Cow Creek, attending eight years of school. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Earl was inducted into service in World War II on Oct. 5, 1942, at Fort Snelling, Minn. He served with the 40th Division HQ until his discharge on Nov. 20, 1945, at Fort Lewis, Wash. Earl was a Private First Class and was decorated with the Philippine Liberation Service Medal with Bronze Star, Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Marksman M-1 Rifle Badge.
He was a charter member of American Legion Post No. 370. He operated an Evangeline Service Station in Lake Charles until his retirement in 1989. Earl was a resident of the Rosewood Nursing Home at the time of his death.
Earl is survived by four sons, Allen Wayne Christensen of Minneapolis, Kan., Gilbert Thompson of Boyce, La., Huey Thompson of Eunice, La., and Wayne Thompson of Cotton Valley, La.; his daughter, Mary Alice Thomas of Denver; 23 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest of Spokane, Wash., Ronald of Billings, Mont., and Gerald of Williston; and two sisters, Beatrice Nehring of Williston and Hazel Johnson of Lynnwood, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie; his parents; two brothers, "Bud" and Robert; and a sister, Florence "Millie" Giese.
The Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles was in charge of arrangements.

Ingman Iverson - July 15, 1913-Oct. 31, 1999
TIOGA, N.D. - Ingman Iverson, 86, of Tioga, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Trinity Medical Center in Minot.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the First Lutheran Church in Tioga. The Rev. Chris Montgomery will officiate and interment will follow at United Cemetery.
Ingman Iverson was born July 15, 1913, to Math and Mathilda (Fallett) Iverson on the family farm. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in the area. He worked with his family on the home farm and for two uncles in northwestern North Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of First Lutheran Church in Tioga.
He served in the Armed Forces from July 1942, until November 1945. He was a medical aide in the 58th Station Hospital and the 21st General Hospital and was stationed in North Africa and Europe.
Ingman was united in marriage with Esther Haakenson of Tioga on March 14, 1946. They lived on a farm in South Meadow Township until 1978, when they moved into Tioga. They had since resided in Tioga.
Ingman is survived by his wife, Esther of Tioga; his son, Leon of Watford City; two daughters, Elaine Geiser and her husband, Gene, of Williston and Yvonne Carlson and her husband, Jim, of Portland, Ore.; two brothers, Milo and Marvin, both of Tioga; two sisters, Alma Hove of Tioga and Mildred McKay of Seattle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Luther; his parents; four brothers, Philip, Almer, Art and Oscar; and his sister, Ragna Simpson.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Tioga and for an hour before services Thursday at the church.

Constine Damm Nov. 9, 1919-Oct. 31, 1999
CULBERTSON, Mont. Our dear father and grandfather, Constine Damm, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, in Billings, Mont., following a year-long battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Methodist Church in Culbertson. The Rev. Tim Hutslar will officiate and interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Culbertson.
Constine was born Nov. 9, 1919, in Froid, Mont., to Conrad and Anna Damm. He was raised on the Damm family homestead, northwest of Culbertson.
Constine was united in marriage with Rosalie Hellstern on May 26, 1942, at Wolf Point. They were married for 54 years, until her death in 1996.
In 1947, he moved to the Hellstern family farm near Hinsdale, where he farmed and ranched until moving back to Culbertson in 1952. Constine worked for Co-op Chevrolet in Culbertson until it burned down in 1953. He purchased the Peterson Garage in 1954, and renamed it Culbertson Motor Sales, which he operated for 25 years.
Constine was a horticulture inspector for the State of Montana for 20 years, a volunteer fireman for 16 years and a member of the Culbertson Horseshoe Club for 30 years.
He drove a school bus, worked in the safflower plant at Culbertson and worked for the city and local hospital. Constine also served on the Methodist Church board and as an officer of the Culbertson Senior Citizens. In 1997, he was named Senior Citizen of the Year.
Constine is survived by his daughter, Sharon Borer of Townsend, Mont.; two sons, Gary of Great Falls and Larry of Billings; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his brother, George Damm of Froid; and four sisters, Molly Damm, Marie Damm and Anna Luft, all of Culbertson, and Lydia Liebrecht of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m., including a prayer service at 7 p.m., today, Nov. 3, at the Everson-Clayton Memorial Chapel in Culbertson, which is in charge of arrangements.

Ingman Iverson July 15, 1913-Oct. 31, 1999
TIOGA, N.D. Ingman Iverson, 86, of Tioga, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999, at Trinity Medical Center in Minot.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the First Lutheran Church in Tioga. The Rev. Chris Montgomery will officiate and interment will follow at United Cemetery.
Ingman Iverson was born July 15, 1913, to Math and Mathilda (Fallett) Iverson on the family farm. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in the area. He worked with his family on the home farm and for two uncles in northwestern North Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of First Lutheran Church in Tioga.
He served in the Armed Forces from July 1942, until November 1945. He was a medical aide in the 58th Station Hospital and the 21st General Hospital and was stationed in North Africa and Europe.
Ingman was united in marriage with Esther Haakenson of Tioga on March 14, 1946. They lived on a farm in South Meadow Township until 1978, when they moved into Tioga. They had since resided in Tioga.
Ingman is survived by his wife, Esther of Tioga; his son, Leon of Watford City; two daughters, Elaine Geiser and her husband, Gene, of Williston and Yvonne Carlson and her husband, Jim, of Portland, Ore.; two brothers, Milo and Marvin, both of Tioga; two sisters, Alma Hove of Tioga and Mildred McKay of Seattle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Luther; his parents; four brothers, Philip, Almer, Art and Oscar; and his sister, Ragna Simpson.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Tioga and for an hour before services Thursday at the church.

May Olson
CHARBONNEAU, N.D. May Olson, 76, a former resident of the Charbonneau and Fairview, Mont., communities, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, in Goodlin, Kan.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in the Memorial Chapel at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston. Interment will follow at Alexander Cemetery.
A complete obituary will follow.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston.

Grayson Stastny Oct. 26-29, 1999
ZAHL, N.D. Grayson Anton Stastny, 3-day-old son of Bryan and Leslie Stastny, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 1999, at Trinity Medical Center in Minot.
Private family funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 1, at United Lutheran Church in Zahl. The Rev. Jon Wellumson officiated and interment followed at Bethel Cemetery.
Grayson was born Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at 11:08 p.m. at Mercy Medical Center in Williston. He weighed five pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 and one-quarter inches in length.
He is survived by his parents, Bryan and Leslie (Anderson) Stastny of rural Zahl, and his grandparents, Kenneth and Gida Anderson of Williston and Glenn and Mavis Stastny of Mandan.
The Everson Funeral Home of Williston was in charge of arrangements.

May Olson May 23, 1923-Oct. 28, 1999
WILLISTON, N.D. - May Olson, 76, a former resident of the Charbonneau and Fairview, Mont., communities, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, in Goodland, Kan. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in the Memorial Chapel at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston. The Rev. Dan Paulson will officiate and interment will follow at Alexander Cemetery. 
May was born May 23, 1923, to Ernest and Mary Lindecker, in McKenzie County. She later moved with her parents to the family homestead near Charbonneau, where she was raised and educated. 
On Jan. 5, 1953, May was united in marriage with Arthur I. Olson at Watford City. They made their home in Charbonneau until Arthur's passing in 1963. May and the family moved to Fairview where she remained until 1990, when she moved to Burlington, Colo., to be with her daughter, Myrtle. She later moved to Kanorado, Kan., where she had resided since January 1999.
May was a housewife and mother.
She liked to embroider, sew and make quilts. She also loved animals. 
May is survived by three daughters, Karen Shaffer and her husband, Terry, of Littleton, Colo., Myrtle Olive and her husband, Bill, of Kanorado, Kan., and Selma Lane and her husband, Boyd, of Shawnee, Okla.; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Slagle of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jeanette Portanova of Monument, Colo., and Kristin Lane of Shawnee; two great-grandchildren, Shawn Slagle of Cheyenne and Austen Portanova of Monument; two brothers, August Lindecker and George Lindecker, both of Charbonneau; one sister, Annie Walker of Cartwright.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Friends may call until 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston.

Richard Samsel Dec. 2, 1935-Oct. 13, 1999
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. - Richard "Sam" Samsel, 63, of Alexandria, Minn., formerly of Bisbee and Dickinson, N.D., died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at the Douglas County Hospital.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 16, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alexandria. Father Al Ludwig officiated and music was provided by Carol Hagen, organist, and Jane Herth, soloist. Paul Kruchten of Alexandria and Ralph Sjursen of Dickinson were speakers and Richard's granddaughter, Amber Froemming, was the reader. Pallbearers were his son, Mike; grandsons, Jake Samsel and Aaron Kram; brothers, Robert and Phillip; and his son-in-law, Jerry Kram. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Richard Samsel was born Dec. 2, 1935, to Frank and Henrietta Samsel at Briston, Pa. He received his education at St. Adalbert's and Northeast Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pa. He served two years in the United States Army and had duty in Germany.
Sam was united in marriage with Marilyn Klier, from North Dakota, on Sept. 5, 1959, at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pa.
Sam had worked in the automotive field for many years in Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Minnesota.
In 1991, when Sam's son and son-in-law expanded their oil field business to Dickinson, he moved to Dickinson to open and manage the new office. While living in Dickinson, he made many new friends. In 1997, Sam and his wife returned to Minnesota.
Sam is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Alexandria; three children, Mike Samsel and his wife, Lanae, and Lisa Kram and her husband, Jerry, all of Williston, and Patti Froemming of Parkers Prairie; eight grandchildren; his mother, Henrietta Samsel of Philadelphia; his sister, Eleanor Seeger and her husband, Earl, of Wycombe, Pa.; two brothers, Robert Samsel and his wife, Mary, and Phillip Samsel and his wife, Jodi, all of Yardley, Pa.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank; and an infant daughter, Lynn Ann.
Petermeier's Alexandria Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Vizinav  Sept. 25, 1914-Nov. 1, 1999
WILLISTON, N.D. - Mildred Vizina, 85, a lifelong Williams County resident, passed away Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Williston. The Rev. Morris Kirchhof will officiate and interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Mildred Angeline Kjos was born Sept. 25, 1914, in Bonetraill, to Olaus and Jennie (Sandaker) Kjos. She was raised and educated in Bonetraill and Williston, graduating from Williston High School in 1932.
She was united in marriage with Charles Vizina on March 26, 1932, in Wolf Point, Mont. They made their home in Stoney Creek Township, until moving northwest of Williston in 1960.
Mildred was a bookkeeper for the family concrete business for many years and enjoyed her role as a housewife and mother.
She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, traveling and was an excellent seamstress. But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she dearly loved.
Mildred is survived by five daughters, Charlotte Severson and her husband, Lloyd, of Silverton, Ore., Jane Roufs and her husband, Math, of Dallas, Ore., Phyllis Link and her husband, Don, of Alexander, Barbara Giese of Dickinson, and Patricia Thode and her husband, Genaro, of Minneapolis; two sons, Charles Vizina of Salem, Ore., and Don Vizina of Williston; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Holland and Elva Kjos, both of Williston.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Harriet; five brothers, Joe, Tom, Oswald, Marvin and Ernie; and her parents. 
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston and for the hour before services Saturday at the church. 

Emily Aslakson  March 25, 1912-Nov. 3, 1999
CROSBY, N.D. Emily V. Aslakson, 87, of Crosby, former long-time resident of rural Ambrose, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, at the Crosby Good Samaritan Center, where she had resided for the past year.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the Ambrose Lutheran Church. Intern Mike Toomey will officiate and interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ambrose.
Emily was born March 25, 1912, in the sod home of her parents, John and Mary Benson, in Burg Township, Divide County. Emily attended the rural Roosevelt School.
When she was 10 years of age, she moved with some of her family to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to live with an aunt. Others of the family stayed to take care of the farming and the land. She returned after a short time to again attend school and help with the family work.
Emily was married to Howard Johnson on Nov. 27, 1935. They lived at their farm home in Alexander Township, Divide County, where they farmed and ranched. Emily and Howard were married for 24 years, until his death in 1959. She remained on the farm and worked for a while in the laundry department at St. Luke's Hospital in Crosby.
On Nov. 9, 1966, Emily was united in marriage with Melvin Aslakson in Ambrose. After their marriage, Emily moved to Melvin's farm by Ambrose. They lived there until 1994, when they moved into Crosby to the Wallin Manor. Melvin preceded her in death on July 4, 1998. She continued living at the Manor along with spending some time with her daughter in South Dakota, until moving into the Good Samaritan Center.
Emily was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Ladies' Aid. She loved listening to music and played the Hawaiian guitar and banjo. She and her siblings had their own "fun orchestra" where they each played their own instrument. Emily also enjoyed watching her grandchildren play basketball.
She is survived by two daughters, Ardith Nore and her husband, Henry, of Belle Fourche, S.D., and Lois Knudsvig and her husband, Dean, of Wildrose; her son, Eugene Johnson and his wife, Lonnie, of Alamo; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; three sisters and five brothers. Emily also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Amy, twin sister of Ardith.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby and for an hour before services Monday at the church at Ambrose.

Ardath Brock Feb. 14, 1909-Nov. 2, 1999
COLUMBUS, N.D. Ardath William Brock, 90, of Williston, a former long-time resident of the Columbus area, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1999, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at Faith Lutheran Church in Columbus. The Rev. Arne Bjelland will officiate and interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Columbus.
Ardath William Brock was born Feb. 14, 1909, at Portal, to William and Idella Brock. He was reared in that area and attended the rural Short Creek School, north of Columbus.
Ardath was united in marriage with Esther Hoff on March 23, 1932. They moved to a farm south of Columbus and he worked at the Tveter and Bonsness Coal Mines.
Ardath and Esther later purchased a farm south of Columbus and lived there until selling it and moving into Columbus. Through the years, he had worked for area farmers and in the Lignite oil fields.
They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 21, 1981. The couple moved to Williston on Nov. 1, 1993, and Ardath entered the Bethel Home on June 27, 1994.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and enjoyed reading, gardening and woodworking.
Ardath is survived by his wife, Esther of Williston; his daughter, Barbara Rebne and her husband, Milo, of Pueblo, Colo.; three grandsons, Rockney, Randal and Ross; two great-grandchildren, Grant and Tracy; a brother, Elmer Brock; and a sister, Leola Brock, both of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 5, at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby and for an hour before services Saturday at the church in Columbus.


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