Miscellaneous Williams County, North Dakota Obituaries

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James Cartwright
WILLISTON, N.D. - James Cartwright, 58, of Williston, formerly of Fortuna, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services and a complete obituary will be announced by the Everson Funeral Home of Williston.

Gordon Lewison
MESA, Ariz. Gordon Lewison of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of the Alamo area, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Mesa.
Interment was at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Mesa.
Gordon Lewison was the son of Bennie and Marie Lewison, who homesteaded in Rainbow Township in 1905. Gordon received his education at Rainbow Township Elementary School. He enlisted in the United States Navy on Nov. 11, 1942, and was discharged from the service on Feb. 1, 1946, as an Aviation Machinist Mate First Class.
Gordon was interested in music, world travel, mineral exploration and was a perfectionist at farming. Improvement could have been his middle name.
He was a member of the Hauge Lutheran Church in the Alamo area and the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Apache Junction, Ariz. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Masonic Order. He also read the Williston Daily Herald religiously.

Caroline Birr - May 13, 1914-Jan. 11, 2000
WILLISTON, N.D. - Caroline E. Birr, 85, formerly of Williston, more recently of Bismarck, went to meet her Savior Jan. 11, 2000, at the Baptist Home in Bismarck.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Williston. Father Gary Benz will officiate and interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston.
Caroline was born on May 13, 1914, in Canada, the daughter of Frank and Pauline Ewert of Anamoose. She worked for many of her neighbors on their farms until her marriage June 14, 1948, with Norman R. Birr of Anamoose. They moved several times over the years, living in Anamoose, Berthold, Grenora and Williston. Norman preceded her in death in 1974.
She continued to live in Williston until Jan. 1, 1988, when she moved to Bismarck and resided at the Patterson Place. She lived there until December 1999, when she entered the Baptist Home in Bismarck. She lived there until her death.
Caroline was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post No. 6831 in Anamoose. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, doing crafts, and spending time with her family and friends. She also did volunteer work for many organizations over the years.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to many. She touched the hearts and lives of all she met. She will be greatly missed. Her strong faith helped her deal with her failing health these past four years. It is a comfort to know she is at peace.
Caroline is survived by her son, Bryan Birr and his wife, Debbie, of Williston; two daughters, Noreen Lindell and her husand, Wayne, of Plentywood, Mont., and Carol Mihulka of Bismarck; three grandchildren, Raelyne Birr and Scott Birr, both of Williston and Melissa Mihulka of Bismarck; a great-granddaughter, Brianna Carlson of Bismarck; her brother, Marvin Ewert of Devils Lake; four sisters, Ruth (Kasy) Schmaltz of Anamoose, Lizzy (Mike) Lemer of Drake, Josephine Ewert of Minot and Margie (Bill) Peerboom of Cushing, Minn.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Caroline was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, six brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. today at Everson Funeral Home in Williston and for the hour preceding services Saturday at the church.

James Cartwright
WILLISTON, N.D. - James Cartwright, 58, of Williston, formerly of Fortuna, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at the Everson Memorial Chapel in Williston. The Rev. Joel Westby will officiate and interment will be at Fortuna.
A complete obituary will follow.
Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and for an hour preceding services Monday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston.

Walter Hannegrefs
WILLISTON, N.D. - Walter Hannegregs, 95, a longtime resident of the Epping community, lately of Williston, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
A complete obituary and funeral service arrangements will be announced by the Everson Funeral Home of Williston.

Marlys Kay Johnson - Oct. 21, 1952-Jan. 11, 2000
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Marlys Kay Johnson, 46, of Grand Forks, formerly of Crosby, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, from injuries received in a bus-pedestrian accident.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Peace Lutheran Church in rural Crosby. The Rev. Patricia Cox will officiate and interment will follow at the churchyard cemetery.
Marlys Johnson was born Oct. 21, 1952, in Crosby, to Harry and Violet Johnson. She lived with her family for six years and then moved to the school in Grafton to receive her education. For the past 26 years she had lived at the home of Hannah Gilbertson in Grand Forks. For the past 12 years, she had worked at Valley Fair in Grand Forks as a housekeeper.
She is survived by her parents of rural Crosby; five brothers, Jerry of rural Fortuna, Julian of Epping, David and Douglas, both of Williston and Wayne of rural Crosby; four sisters, Betty Luster of Reno, Nev., Shirley Robinson of Minneapolis, Dorothy Newman of Williston and Lillian Johnson of rural Crosby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be no reviewal, but friends may sign a register book from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby.

Christine MacMonagle
TIOGA, N.D. - Christine MacMonagle, 95, of Tioga, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, at a Tioga nursing center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Tioga.
The Springan Funeral Home of Stanley is in charge of arrangements.

Delores Syth
WILLISTON, N.D. - Delores M. Syth, 73, of Williston, formerly of Fairview, Mont., died Thurday, Jan. 13, 2000, at the Mercy Medical Center in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel in Williston. Pastor Larry Qaunbeck, of the Zion Lutheran Church in Fairview, will officiate and interment will be at Lone Butte Cemetery under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Sidney.

James Frank - April 25, 1931-Jan. 15, 2000
WILLISTON, N.D. - James J. "Jim" Frank, 68, of Williston, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, where he had been a resident since December.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the Fulkerson Funeral Home Chapel in Williston. The Rev. Betty Czubay will officiate and military rites will follow. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place in the spring at Riverview Cemetery in Williston.
Jim was born April 25, 1931, in Minot, the son of Joe H. and Marie (Fauchald) Frank. He graduated from Minot High School and attended the General Motors Institute of Technology in Flint, Mich.
He served in the U.S. Army in Korea during that conflict. Upon his return from Korea, he began employment with Fisher Motor Company in Minot.
He met Joyce M. Fagerbakke on a blind date and they were married Dec. 4, 1955, in Minot. In 1969, Jim moved his family to Williston when he took a position as used car manager for Jim McNally Motors. He later worked for Seco, United Auto Parts and Tri County Glass and Hobbies, where he was able to pursue his love of model aircraft.
When he was no longer able to work because of his disability, he turned his attention to custom-made knives. He became an accomplished knife-maker and took great pride in his craftsmanship.
He was a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting and he continued to hunt deer each fall, in spite of being confined to a wheelchair. He thoroughly enjoyed riding around town on his electric scooter, feeding treats to the neighborhood dogs, feeding birds and squirrels in his back yard, and watching trains at the depot. Disabled was just a word to him. It never affected his positive outlook on life and his joy of living. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was an accomplished story teller.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of Williston; two daughters, Lisa Aamodt, her husband, Mark and their children, Marie and Sara, all of Bismarck and Terri Decker, her husband, Jerry and their children, Austin, Amy and Aidan, all of Williston; and his son Roger and his wife, Nina, of El Paso, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joanie and Marcia.
Friends may sign the register book from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston.

Gladys Simonson
CROSBY, N.D. Gladys Simonson, 71, of Crosby, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital in Billings, Mont.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 22, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Crosby. The Rev. Gary Heaton will officiate and interment will follow at 1 p.m. MST Saturday at St. John's Cemetery at rural Westby, Mont.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby.

Orville Mathiason
PLENTYWOOD, Mont. Orville L. Mathiason, 86, of Plentywood, Mont., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2000, at the Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home in Plentywood.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Plentywood Lutheran Church in Plentywood. Pastor David C. Curtwright will officiate and interment with military honors will be held at the Plentywood Memorial Cemetery.
The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin A. Rogness - Feb. 21, 1934 Jan. 24, 2000
WATFORD CITY N.D. - Funeral services for Alvin A. Rogness, 65, of Watford City will be Monday, January 24 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Watford City. Pastor Thomas Stenzel will officiate and burial will be in Cherry Cemetery, rural Watford City.
Alvin died at McKenzie County Memorial Hospital on Thursday. 
Friends may call at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Watford City on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and for one hour before service time at the church on Monday.

Octavia Hubbard
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Octavia "Teve" Hubbard, 96, of Jamestown, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at Hi-Acre Manor in Jamestown.
Funeral services were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Jan. 24, at The Basilica of St. James in Jamestown. Interment followed at the Calvary Cemetery in Jamestown.
She is locally survived by her sister, Alice Rossier of Williston.
The Lisko Funeral Chapel of Jamestown was in charge of arrangements.

Edward Anklam
CULBERTSON, Mont. - Edward A. "Nute" Anklam, 92, of Culbertson, Mont., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at the Roosevelt Memorial Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for two and a half years.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Culbertson. The Rev. Oliver Doyle will officiate and interment will be at Hillside Cemetery.
Edward A. Anklam was born June 17, 1907, to Charles and Martha (Reinke) Anklam. He came to Culbertson in 1920, and graduated from Culbertson High School in 1926.
He was united in marriage with Dorothy "Dora" Marcinkowski on Sept. 21, 1931. She passed away in 1981.
In 1940, Nute was called to active duty with the National Guard and served with the 163rd Infantry and the 186th Infantry of the 41st Division. During World War II, he was stationed in Australia for two and a half years, and saw action in New Guinea and Biak Island. He was discharged as a major in 1946, and earned two bronze stars for valor. Nute returned home to Culbertson and began a long career with the post office, retiring in 1975.
Nute had a love for antiques and old machinery. He could take anything from a junk pile and make it work.
He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, American Legion Post No. 81, a charter member of the N.E. Montana Thresher's Association, a lifetime board member of the Culbertson Museum, a lifetime member of the National Trappers Association, a member of the State and National Retired Postmasters Association, and was one of the longest acting members of the Culbertson Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his son, Edward of Culbertson; two daughters, Gwen (Dick) Frerich of Billings and Carol (John) Self of Poteau, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, Charles Anklam and Don Anklam, both of Rolette, N.D.; and a sister, Orian Harrington of Seattle, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Friends may call beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, followed at 7:30 p.m. by a vigil service. The Everson-Clayton Memorial Chapel of Culbertson is in charge of arrangements.

Vincent Fox
MANDAREE, N.D. - Vincent Fox, 69, of Mandaree, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at his home in Mandaree.
Funeral service arrangements and a complete obituary will be announced by the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City.

Clyde Holman
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Clyde Holman, a longtime Watford City educator, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at his winter home in Glendale, Ariz.
Funeral service arrangements and a complete obituary be announced by the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City.

Richard Peltier
SIDNEY, Mont. - Richard Peltier, 56, of Sidney, Mont., died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000, at the Sidney Health Care Center in Sidney, Mont.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 26, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Williston, N.D. Interment will be at the Trenton Cemetery in Trenton, N.D.
Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. MST today, Jan. 25, at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel in Sidney.
The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney is in charge of arrangements.

Viola Roemhild
WILLISTON, N.D. - Viola Roemhild, 83, of Williston, formerly of Springfield, Mo., passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the chapel at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston. The Rev. Betty Czubay will officiate and interment will be at the Springfield National Cemetery in Springfield, Mo.
Viola was born Oct. 23, 1916, in Writing Rock Township to Olaf and Ida (Hippe) Myhr She is locally survived by her brother, Vernon Myhr of Grenora.
Friends may call for an hour before services Wednesday at the Bethel Home in Williston. The Fulkerson Funeral Home of Williston is in charge of local arrangements and the Greenlawn Funeral Home of Springfield is in charge of arrangements in Springfield.

Arthur Christianson - Sept. 30, 1916-Jan. 29, 2000
WILLISTON, N.D. - Arthur "Art" Christianson, 83, a longtime Williston resident, passed Saturday, Jan. 29, 2000, at the Bethel Lutheran Home where he had been a resident since 1994.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Everson Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Joel Westby, the Rev. Dean Larson and the Rev. Betty Czubay officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery with military rites to be conducted by the Ross E. French V.F.W. Post No. 2328 Color Guard and Firing Squad.
Arthur Christianson was born Sept. 30, 1916, in Manitou, to Alfred and Hannah (Knutson) Christianson. He graduated from Williston High School and then moved to Sanish and later to Clitheral, Minn., with his family.
In 1941, he entered the U.S. Army where he served until his discharge in 1945. During his time in the army he was stationed on the islands of Fiji and Guadalcanal, in the South Pacific Theatre of operations. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart medals.
After his discharge he returned to Williston and then attended school in St. Paul, Minn. He began employment with Montana Dakota Utilities, where he remained for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He entered the Bethel home in April 1994.
He was united in marriage with Gertrude Pleym on Jan. 15, 1945, in Henning, Minn. They lived in Williston through the many succeeding years, celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15, 2000.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Moose Lodge. He was an avid bowler before his health made that impossible.
Art is survived by his wife, Gert, of Williston; his daughter, Carol Axness of Williston; his son, Jerry and his wife Judy, of Casper, Wyo.; eight grandchildren, Randy Axness, and his wife Cheryl, Corey Axness, and his wife Keri, Jon Axness, Mark Axness, Farron, Dustin and Amber Christianson, of California and Jason Christianson of Oklahoma; seven great-grandchildren, Jordan, Kassidy, Chase and Aaron Axness and Colton, Kylie and Austin Christianson; his brother and sister-in-law, Kermit and Amy Christianson of Billings, Mont., and a sister- in-law Jeanette Christianson of Williston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Emil and Walter; a sister-in-law Irene; and his son-in-law, Howard Axness.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the Everson Funeral Home in Williston.

Veronica Yellow Wolf Good Iron
FORT TOTTEN N.D. Veronica Yellow Wolf Good Iron, 54, of Fort Totten formerly of Mandaree, died Thursday at Med Center I in Bismarck. Her funeral mass is tentatively set for Tuesday. Officiate and interment will be in the Yellow Wolf Family Cemetery southeast of Mandaree. Wake services will start at 5 p.m. Monday at the Mandaree High School. Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma Engstrom
TIOGA, N.D. - Thelma Engstrom, 84, a resident of the Tioga Nursing Home for the past two years, former long-time Columbus area resident, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at the home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus. The Rev. Gary Heaton will officiate and interment will follow at the churchyard cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church in Columbus.

Clyde Holman
WATFORD CITY, N.D. - Clyde Holman, 72, a prominent educator and resident of Watford City, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000, at his winter home in Glendale, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City. Pastor Tom Stenzel will officiate and interment with military honors will follow at Schafer Cemetery in Watford City.
Friends may call until 6 p.m. today at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Watford City and for an hour before services Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Pioneer Museum or Heritage Park.

Ellen Larson - Dec. 4, 1918-Jan. 27, 2000
CROSBY, N.D. - Ellen Marie Robinson Larson, dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the Crosby Good Samaritan Center where she had resided since December 1998.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Writing Rock Lutheran Church. Intern Mike Toomey will officiate and interment will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery in rural Alkabo.
Ellen was born Dec. 4, 1918, in Norden, Minn., to Erick and Ida Erickson. The family moved to rural Alkabo in 1927, where Ellen graduated from high school. After graduating from Minot State College in 1940 with a two-year teaching certificate, she began her teaching career at a rural school in Plummer Township, Divide County.
Her bachelor of science degree in elementary education was obtained from Valley City State College in 1972 and Ellen also was certified in Conversational Swedish from Bismarck Junior College in 1980.
She was married to Rex Robinson in 1941, at Williston. Both she and her husband were long-time Williams County educators, living in Epping, Alamo and McGregor. In 1969, they moved to Valley City, where Ellen continued to teach until her retirement in 1975.
Ellen was a kind, loving, sincere lady who loved and lived her profession. She worked tirelessly for her students, always encouraging them to set their goals high and then helped them achieve those goals.
She also found time to be active in the Lutheran church and ladies' aide. She loved to travel and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Ellen's warm smile and gentle genuine demeanor touched all those who were fortunate enough to have had her in their lives. Her positive attitude and strong faith are truly an inspiration to us all.
Ellen is survived by her husband, Harvey Larson of Florida, whom she married in 1982; her oldest son, Gerald Robinson and his wife, Patricia of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren, Jeremy and Kristen, both of San Antonio, and Michael and Dionne, both of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Esther Dahl of Grenora, Edith Pederson of Westby, Elsie Martineson of Bismark; and her brother, Eskel Erickson of Grenora.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Eileen Erickson; her husband, Gerald Robinson in 1977; her only daughter, Marilyn Jane Robinson in 1978; and her youngest son, John L. Robinson in 1994.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stakston-Martin Funeral Home in Crosby.

Elton Marple - Aug. 22, 1923-Jan. 28, 2000
WILLISTON, N.D. - Elton M. Marple, 76, of Williston, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Bemidji, Minn., where he and his wife, Carol, had recently moved.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the First Lutheran Church in Williston. Pastor Joel Westby will officiate and interment will follow at Hillside Memory Gardens.
Elton Martin Marple, son of Clifton and Luella (Tofte) Marple, was born Aug. 22, 1923, on the family farm near Fillmore. Elton was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Fillmore Lutheran Church.
He attended grade and high school in Fillmore, graduating in 1941, as valedictorian. He attended the State School of Science at Wahpeton that fall. During World War II he returned to the farm and joined his father in operating the family farm.
On June 15, 1946, he was united in marriage with Carol Berg at Minnewauken. They operated the farm for a year and in 1947, they moved to Williston, where they both taught at Round Prairie School for three years. They lived in Riverdale and Bismarck and then returned to Williston in 1953.
Elton demonstrated and sold Wear Ever Cookware, and was an excellent cook, during part of this time until starting Marple Painting and Decorating in 1957. In 1982, he opened the Art and Frame Shop in Williston, which he continued to operate until his retirement in 1985.
Elton enjoyed boating, gardening and woodworking. Many of his family and friends have mementos of his handiwork.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church, the Sons of Norway, where he served as president and in other offices, the Elks Lodge and the local Parkinson's Support Group. He loved to sing and sang in a men's quartet for many years.
Elton was a loving and caring son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and a good friend. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a hearty laugh.
Elton and Carol built a home in Williston in 1955, and had lived there until last month.
Elton is survived by his wife, Carol, at Bemidji; his son, Phillip and his wife, Barb, of Bellevue, Neb.; two daughters, Marilyn Gangelhoff and her husband, Gary, of Bemidji and Debbie Gangelhoff of Maple Grove, Minn.; one granddaughter, Caitlin Gangelhoff of Bemidji; seven grandsons, Christopher and Brian Marple of Bellevue, Dustin and Jared Gangelhoff of Bemidji, and Chad, Ryan and Derrick Gangelhoff of Maple Grove; a sister, Shirley Ann Olson and her husband, Bud, of Bottineau; and several nieces, nephews, great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons, Daniel and Jacob Gangelhoff.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston and for an hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Selma Vedvick - Nov. 5, 1917-Jan. 28, 2000
RAY N.D. - Selma J. Vedvick, 82, of 813 24th Ave. S.W., Minot, formerly of Ray and Oregon, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at a Minot Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Rainbow Valley Lutheran Church in rural Ray. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.
Selma Judith Vedvick was born Nov. 5, 1917, in New Home Township, Williams County, the daughter of Maynard and Tillie (Asleson) Vedvick. She was raised on the family farm northwest of Ray and educated at area country schools. She was baptized and confirmed at the Rainbow Valley Lutheran Church in rural Ray.
During her younger years, she was employed at Carter's Cafe in Ray, before moving to Minot, where she worked for the Anderson Nursing Home. She attended the Wahpeton State School of Science from 1954 to 55, and graduated with a Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She was employed by St. Joseph's Hospital and Trinity Medical Center as an LPN for several years.
She then moved to Salem, Ore., and was employed with Salem Memorial Hospital. She retired from nursing in 1981. Selma returned to Minot in November, 1999, to be closer to her family.
She was a former member of Rainbow Valley Lutheran Church in rural Ray. She also was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Salem. She was a member of the LPN Nursing Association and the Salem Senior Citizens.
Selma is survived by her sister, Adelaide Borstad of Minot; her sister-in-law, Jeanette Vedvick of Bismarck; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Elden, Milton, Clayton, Irving and Irling, an infant.
Friends may call from noon to 8:30 p.m. today at the Thomas Family Funeral Home in Minot.


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