Dickey County Obituaries

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Surname Index
ADAMS   ALBERTSON   ANDERSON   ASCHE   BAKKEGARD,   BERGER,   BRADEMEYER,   BRANDER,   BRENNAN [7],   BUSKE,   CARLSON,   CARNEY,   CARTLEDGE,   COWLEY [2],   DANIELS,   DAVIS [9],   DEWALD,   DIETZ,   DUNN,   FALCONER,   FIECHTNER,   FRANK [2],   FROJEN,   GEBHARDT,   GILLESPIE,   GLYNN,   GOULD,   HAGEN,   HAMMOND,   HANSON,   HARRIS,   HOLSINGER,   HORAN [2],   HOWE,   HUBER,    HVISTENDAHL,    JUST,   KELSH [3],   KIDDER [3],   KLINGER,   KOLDEN,   KRAFT,   LAMB,   LANDER,   LARSON [3],   LAWRENCE,   LIND [3],   LOCKIE,   LOEPP,   MAGOFFIN [2],   MAHLUM,   MAINE,   MALEY,   MASON [2],   MCDONALD,   MCGREGOR,   MEIER,   MOCH,   MOREHEAD,   NICHOLSON,   OLSON,   OSTERLOH,   PAGE,   REED,   REIJMERS,   ROWE,   RYDER,   SCHULTE,   SCHUMAN,   SEYER,   SHELTON,   SKJEFTE,   SORLIE,   STEINMETZ,   STEINWAND,   STRAHM,   TRUCKE,   ULMER,   WAHL,   WEATHERHEAD,   WEIGHT,   WILDER,   WOODWARD,   ZIMBELMAN,  

ADAMS, ELLA MAY [DAVIS] – She died on October 9, 1925.
OBITUARY
	Ella May Davis was born in Mecoster (actually Mecosta) county, Michigan, Nov. 22, 1861, 
and died in Aberdeen, S.D., October 9, 1925, at the age of 63 years and 17 days.  Her death was 
caused by heart trouble with complications.  She had been in failing health for some time, and a month 
ago went to St. Lukes hospital, Aberdeen expecting to receive help and regain her health.
	She was married to J.E. Adams of Michigan in 1882.  Together they came to the Dakotas in 1891, 
and Dickey county has been her home since.  Her husband preceded her in death seven years ago.
	She leaves to mourn her going one brother, N.E. Davis and family of Ellendale, one sister, 
Mrs. L.M. Lyons of Michigan, and a niece, Mrs. J. St. John of Ellendale.  Since the passing of her husband 
she has made her home with her brother and her niece in Ellendale.
	She was an active member of the Methodist church for many years.
	      The services were conducted from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. L.F. Green, 
who spoke on the theme “Immortality.”  Interment was in the Ellendale cemetery.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, October 15, 1925. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt. (Note: My grandfather was her nephew. -vjsr) (Nov. 2010)

ALBERTSON, ELEANOR [LIND]
Mrs. Marriott Alberton of Glover passed away in this city last Saturday, June 13, following an operation 
to which she had submitted the previous Tuesday.  Eleanor Allegra Lind was born June 15, 1912, in Glover.  
She was confirmed by Rev. Eggan of LaMoure and was of the Lutheran faith.  She attended grade school 
at Glover and the high schools of Oakes and LaMoure completing her education at the normal school 
at Ellendale.  She taught school in James River Valley township for four years.  On Nov 22, 1932, she married 
Marriott Albertson of Glover and to this union three children were born, of which twins died.  Her mother 
preceded her in death Jan 30, 1934.  Those left to mourn her death are her husband, a daughter, her father, 
Peter Lind and a brother.  Besides these she has numerous other relatives and friends.  Funeral services 
were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Glover church with Rev. J. O. Ronsberg officiating.  
Relatives and friends from a distance who came to attend the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. John Lundin 
of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. David Elving of Tyler, Minn., Mrs. Clover Jensen of Nome, N.D., Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert Albertson and daughter of Howard, Wis., Mrs. H. L. Hanson and daughters of Valley City, Mrs. Anderbery 
and Miss Hazel Albertson of Redfield, S.D.

Submitted by  Dina McIntyre from unknown newspaper source (December 2014) csk

ANDERSON, CLARA RENKEA KATHERINA ELSEN
DECEMBER 23, 1911 - SEPTEMBER 29, 2002
  Clara Anderson, passed away on September 29, 2002 at the age of 91 at 
Mesa, Ariz.
  Clara Anderson, formerly of Oakes, N.D. and Minneapolis, Minn. was born 
to Harm and Trintja Elsen at Solde-Weste-Fa len Duetchland Germany on
December 23, 1911.
  She came to the United States of America in 1912 with her parents and three
sisters, Fraukelina (Frona), Lena and Mamie, by ship to the Hecla area where
they farmed.
  Clara was baptized in Germany and was confirmed at St. Jacobus
Evangelical Lutheran Church at Leola, S.D. on July 6, 1924. They moved to
the Oakes area to a farm in the late 20s and to the city of Oakes in the late 30s.
  Clara worked at the North American Creamery for many years.
  Clara married Joseph (Andy) Anderson of Hankinson, N.D. at St. Philip's 
Catholic Church in Hankinson on June 27, 1953. They moved to Minneapolis. 
Clara worked at many factories in that city.
  Her husband passed away in November, 1987. She continued to live in
Minneapolis for several years until her husband's nephew, Leslie Torgerson,
moved her to his home at Sisseton, S.D. for several months. Then he moved
her to his mother's, Eileen Torgerson, home in Mesa, Ariz. Clara lived there
until September 1, 2002. She then moved to Encore Senior Village of Mesa,
Ariz., where she passed away on September 29, 2002.
  Graveside services were held at Hankinson Cemetery on October 5, 2002
with Father James S. Goodman officiating.
  Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Andy, her parents, one infant 
brother and three sisters, Fraukelina (Frona) (Hinnie) Volkers, Red Field, S.D.,
Lena (Charles) Boden, Idaihia, Colo., and Mamie (Orville) Medlin, Seattle,
Wash.
  Clara is survived by six nieces and two nephews, Mildred Leona Anderson,
Gully, Minn., Helen (Darrel) Willprecht, Oakes, N.D., Frances (Vernon)
Cordes, Redwing, Minn., Anna (Noel) Johnson, Portland, Ore., Marilyn
Blomberg, Lakewood, Colo., Delores (Walter) Kenchloe, St. Francis, Kansas,
Herman (Barbara) Volkers, Clarksville, Tenn., Carl (Eva) Volkers, Huron, S.D.

Source:  The Oakes Times, January 16, 2003. Click for obit.
Submitted by Char Kibbie [August 2013].

ASCHE, BETTY
DECEMBER 24, 1937 - NOVEMBER 24, 2002
  The funeral for Betty Asche, of Gwinner, North Dakota was Friday, November 29, 2002
at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Gwinner, N.D., with Reverend Kirk Douglas officiating.
Burial was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Gwinner.
  Betty Rose Lautt, daughter of Riney and Agnes (Stuber) Lautt was born on December 24, 1937
at Chaseley, N.D., where she attended grade school. She graduated from Chaffee High School
in 1956. Betty attended Valley City State College, Valley City, N.D. and taught first through 
eighth grades in a country school near Wyndmere, N.D. She was united in marriage to Dale 
Asche on March 6, 1959 at Embden, N.D. They farmed in the Milnor and Gwinner area. In 1996, 
Betty and Dale were chosen the Outstanding Agriculturists for Sargent County. Betty worked as
a teacher's aide and also in the food service department at North Sargent Public School in
Gwinner. She also worked in the housekeeping department at Sargent Manor in Forman, N.D.,
and was a caregiver for her grandchildren. Betty was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and
had served as a Sunday School teacher and officer in the LWML. She was a 4-H leader for the
Gwinnerette Juniors and a band mother for North Sargent Public School. She was a member of the 
Gwinner Civic Club, Gwinner Community Development Corporation, Gwinner Glads Garden Gals,
Milnor Merry Mixers Square Dance Club, and the Gwinner Oil bowling team. Her interests
included gardening, baking, whist club, and attending activities with her grandchildren.
  Betty passed away Sunday, November 24, 2002, at Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester,
Minn. She was 64 years old.
  She is survived by her husband Dale, Gwinner; three daughters, Marcia (Sparky) Engquist, Gwinner, 
Marlene (Max) Koschmeder, Oronoco, Minn. and Karen (Jay) Enderson, Gwinner; seven grandchildren,
Jeremy Enquist, Fargo, N.D., Amber Engquist, Minneapolis, Minn., Morgan Koschmeder, Oronoco,
Adam (AJ), Phillip, Jacie and Jada Enderson, Gwinner; her mother, Agnes Lautt, Fargo; two brothers, 
Jim (Eleanor) Lautt, Fargo and Harley (Sharon) Lautt, Enderlin. Betty was preceded in death by her
father and her twin sister, Jane Marie.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Rodney Asche, Greg Nelson, Kevin Lautt, Scott Klemetson, Roger
Asche and Kalvin Greuel. Margie Hopkins was the organist, Janet Nelson was the pianist and
Laura Nelson was the soloist for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of
the funeral arrangements.

Source:  The Oakes Times, December 5, 2002. Click for obit.
Submitted by Char Kibbie [August 2013].

BAKKEGARD, LILLIE [ULMER]
The funeral for Lillie Bakkegard, 88, of Oakes, ND and formerly of Fullerton, will be at 
11 a.m. Saturday at the Fullerton Union church. The Rev. Dennis Fledderjohann will 
officiate.
   Burial: Mapleview Cemetery, Fullerton. Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Oakes.
   Died: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1996, Oakes Good Samaritan Center.
   Born: Lillie Ulmer, 27 Nov 1907, at Fullerton.
   Parents: Gottlieb and Lydia (Wahl) Ulmer, grew up in Fullerton
   Spouse: Iver Bakkegard, 3 Jan 1929, Oakes, ND
   Survivors: sons: Iver Bakkegard, Hendon, VA; Ken Bakkegard, Wahpeton; Merle Bakkegard, 
     Fargo; Robert Bakkegard, Salem, OR; daughters: Dolly Hample, New Brighton, MN, Doris (Miles)
     Anderson, Whitefish, MT.
   Preceded in death by: husband, parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Source: Aberdeen American News, Oct. 17, 1996 (jh)

BERGER, ADELINE LOUISE
OCTOBER 7, 1903 - NOVEMBER 18, 2002
  Adeline Berger was born on October 7, 1903 in Ulen, Minnesota to Anna and George Moore.
In 1926, she married Ingmar Berger in Ulen. In 1929 they moved to Oakes, N.D. where they brought 
up their two children, Donald and Eileen. Ingmar passed away in 1970. Adeline continued to make
her home in Oakes until 1997 when she moved to Florida to live with her daughter, Eileen. Adeline
went to her Heavenly Home on November 8, 2002.
  Left to celebrate her life are her son Donald Berger of Portland, Oregon; Eileen Kae Gardner of
Ivverness, Florida; three grandchildren: Dean Banderet, Lynda Stone, and C. Sterling Gardner all
of Inverness, Florida; and six great grandchildren: CHristyn Padgett, Rodney Banderet, Sterling 
Gardner, Belle Gardner, Hannah Gardner, and Anjyl Stone.
  Adeline was preceded in death by her husband, Ingmar, her sister, Alpha and her brother Lloyd.
  Memorial services were held in Beverly Hills, Florida, with Pastor Ohsiek of Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church officiating. next spring, an additional memorial service will be held in Oakes at
Grace Lutheran Church followed by internment at Oakes, Cemetery.

Source:  The Oakes Times, December 12, 2002. Click for obit.
Submitted by Char Kibbie [August 2013].

BRADEMEYER, DARRELL E.
DECEMBER 19, 1936 - JANUARY 13, 2003
  The funeral for Darrell E. Brademeyer, of LaMoure, N.D. was held on Friday, January 17, 2003 
at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Oakes with Reverend Matt Lucas officiating. Burial
was at Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes.
  Darrell E. Brademeyer, son of William and Alma (Huffman) Brademeyer was born December 19, 
1936 in Grand Forks, N.D. His family moved to the Glover, N.D. area in 1939 where they started 
farming. Darrell later established a family farming partnership with his father and brothers.
  On September 1, 1958, Darrell married Carol Fenno in LaMoure and they continued to farm in the
Glover area. They were blessed with their four children while living on the farm. In 1967, they
moved to Oakes, North Dakota, where Darrell enjoyed nine successful years building homes. In
1975, he had the honor, along with Orville Olderness, of building the Oakes Church of the Nazarene,
where he and Carol were members and attended with their family, serving faithfully in many areas
of church ministries. In 1976, he returned to farming. In 1997, Darrell and Carol purchased the Fenno
family farm near LaMoure, where they made their home until his unexpected death.
  On January 13, 2003, Darrell finished his earthly race and went to meet Jesus, his savior. His
tragic death was the result of a highway accident near Edgeley, North Dakota. He was 66 years old.
  He is survived by his wife, Carol, LaMoure; one son Jeff (Charlotte) Brademeyer, Phoenix, Ariz.;
three daughters, Jeanine (Mark) Jennings, LaMoure, and Jan (Don) Halle and Joleen (Brad) Smith, 
all of Olathe, Kan.; two brothers, Philip (Monica) Brademeyer, Oakes and Jim (Shirley) Brademeyer,
Fullerton, N.D.; three sisters, Clara (Jim) Davis, Ellensburg, Wash., Kathy (Roger) Curtiss, Great Falls,
Mont. and Edith Brademeyer, Sidney, Mont.; twelve grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Jr.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Mark Jennings, Don Halle, Brad Smith, Ray Olderness and Matt HIll.
Honorary pallbearers were Bud Brown, Terry Dawson, Dale Shearer, Don Kranzler, Stan Swanson,
Rod Wertz and Dave Ehrlin. Jeff Brademeyer shared special words and Jay Brademeyer read the
eulogy for the funeral. Vesta Olderness was the organist, Maxine Ehrlin was the pianist, Lonny
Bleese was the soloist, and Darrell's three daughters sang a trio for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral
Home in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source:  The Oakes Times, January 23, 2003. Click for obit.
Submitted by Char Kibbie [August 2013].

[BRANDER] EMMA M. DAVIS
AKA EMILY MARIA BRANDER DAVIS
Died June 7, 1959

Rites Scheduled for Emma Davis
	Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the First Methodist church here for Mrs. Emma M. Davis, 95, 
former Dickey county resident, who died June 7 at the home of a daughter in Upland, Ind.
	Rev. D.W. Nankivel, church pastor, will officiate and pallbearers will be Murphy Pomplun, Fred Pahl, 
H.P. Coleman, George Hafey, R.W. Clarke and Freeman Knox.
	Mrs. Davis was born in Ontario, Can., on Nov. 4, 1863, going to Michigan when a child with her parents.  
She was educated there and was married to Newton Davis in Mecosta county, Mich., on June 1, 1886.  From 1886 
until going to live with her daughter, Mrs. Ross Hutsinpiller, at Upland in 1946, she had resided in Dickey county.  
She was a member of the Methodist church.
	Mrs. Davis leaves three sons, Lloyd, Frank and Edwin N., all of Monango; two other daughters, Mrs. Henry Mouw 
of Elk River, Minn., and Mrs. M.J. Berdahl of Boise, Ida.; 19 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.  Her husband 
died on June 12, 1930.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, June 1959. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, great-granddaughter (Nov. 2010)
Note: In her own daughter's family tree booklet, she is called Emily; but I see her name as Emma on her headstone, 
obits, censuses, my baby book. -vjsr

BRENNAN, DANIEL JAMES
  Funeral services for Daniel James Brennan, 90, were held at 9:30 A.M. Monday, June 5, 
at St. Helena's Catholic church in Ellendale with Rev. Father C.F. Vesch officiating. 
Burial was in the Oakes cemetery with Holte funeral home in charge of arrangements. 
  Daniel, son of Patrick and Margaret Noonan Brennan, was born January 4, 1882, 
at Chatfield, Minn., and was married to Eugenia Sterzinger at Tracy, Minn. on July 13, 1903. 
Mr. Brennan served two terms as Dickey count treasurer, was superintendent of the Peace Garden, 
superintendent of the Sheyenne Park near Lisbon, worked with the Federal Land Bank and was 
a retired insurance agent. 
  He was a patient in the Ellendale Nursing Center when he died June 2. 
  Survivors include his widow; two sons, Francis of Prescott, Ariz., and Gerald of Chico, Calif.; 
three daughters, Mrs. (Lucille) Fred Palen and Mrs. (Irene) Arthur Wade, both of Aberdeen, S.D., 
and Sister Rose Immacula (Elizabeth Ann) of St. Paul, Minn.; eight grandchildren, 
38 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, Bertram T.

Source: Dickey County Leader, Ellendale, North Dakota, June 1972
Submitted by Carole Brennan Demers (May 2006)  (ck)
Note: I am hoping some relative will contact me because I still need obituaries for Phillip Brennan 
and several others. -Carole

BRENNAN, EDITH FRANCES [HANSEN]
  MRS. PATRICK M. BRENNAN, a resident of Oakes and the surrounding community the past 38 years, 
passed away in this city Friday, Feb 1. She had been seriously ill the past three months. Mrs. Brennan had 
always been a wonderful wife and mother and gave to this country a family of very splendid children, each and 
every one of whom has made his or her own mark in the march of good citizenship. 
  Mrs. Edith Frances [Hansen] Brennan was born Aug 4, 1882 in Jasper, Minn. for 22 years 
the family had resided in Jackson township and near Oakes. The family home has been in Oakes the past 16 years. 
  Thirteen children live to mourn her loss. As a matter of fact this is the first break by death in that family. 
The four sons are Leo and Phillip of Carrington, Lester of Cutbank, Mont., and Lawrence of Rye, N.Y. 
The daughers are Margaret, Mrs. Oliver Solheim, Chico, Califor., Frances, Mrs. E. P. Smith of Alameda, Calif.; 
Delores, Oakland, Calif.; Mildred, Mrs. C. L. Shelver, Aberdeen; Lorraine, Paynesville, Minn.; Opal, Marianna, 
Eileen and Mrs. L. J. McGrann (Patricia) all of Oakes. 
  Those present from a distance for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Shelver, R.J. McGrann, Mr. and 
Mrs. D. J. Brennan, Enderlin; Mrs Art Wade, Ellendale; Mrs. Fred Palen, Bismarck; Mrs. John Brennan, Sherman, S. D., 
and Ira and Alfred Hanson, Clark S. D. 
  Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at St. Charles church in this city. Fr. Edward McDonald officiating. 
Pall bearers were Frank Horan, M. J. Pfeifer, John Sheridan, L. C. Barclay, C. E. Raney and S. J. DuRand. 
Special music was supplied by St. Charles choir and Mrs. Fred Palin of Bismarck. Mrs. Julius Fiala was organist. 
Burial was made in St. Charles cemetery.

Source: The Oakes Times, Oakes, North Dakota, Feb 1946
Submitted by Carole Brennan Demers (May 2006)  (ck)
Note: I am hoping some relative will contact me because I still need obituaries for Phillip Brennan 
and several others. -Carole

BRENNAN, MARGARET NOONAN
  Death came to Mrs. Margaret Brennan at the home of her son, D.J. She had only been ill about a week 
when the summons came. The funeral was held Saturday forenoon from the Catholic church in this city, 
Rev. Father Baker having charge of the services. 
  Margaret Brennan was a native of Ireland, being born in the county of Limerick 70 years ago last January. 
When a young woman she came to this country and was married 50 years ago to Mr. Patrick Brennan 
at Chatfield MN. They were old residents of Rock County, residing there until a few years ago when they came here 
to make their home with members of their family, nearly all of them having moved here. Mr. Brennan only 
passed away on May 15, 1915--four months ahead of his faithful helpmate.
  Nine children blessed this union, three of whom have passed beyond. The living are: Thomas, Patrick M. 
and Daniel J. Brennan, Oakes ND; David Brennan, Hingham MT; Johanna (Mrs. Frank Horan) Crete ND; 
John and Martin Brennan, Garretson SD. The two latter with their wives and families came to attend the funeral. 
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Williams and Mrs. Noonan, relatives from Luverne MN were also present for the funeral.

Source: The Oakes Times, Oakes, North Dakota, September 23, 1915
Submitted by Carole Brennan Demers (May 2006)  (ck)
Note: I am hoping some relative will contact me because I still need obituaries for Phillip Brennan 
and several others. -Carole

BRENNAN, MRS. PATRICK M.
 
  MRS. PATRICK M. BRENNAN, a resident of Oakes and the surrounding community the past 38 years, 
passed away in this city Friday, Feb 1. She had been seriously ill the past three months. Mrs. Brennan had 
always been a wonderful wife and mother and gave to this country a family of very splendid children, each and 
every one of whom has made his or her own mark in the march of good citizenship. 

Source: The Oakes Times, Oakes, North Dakota, Feb 1946
Submitted (May 2006)  (ck)
Note: This entry is the first paragraph of the Edith Frances Hanson Brennan obit.

BRENNAN, PATRICK
  The death of Patrick Brennan occurred on May 12th at the home of his daughter, 
Mrs. Frank Horan of Crete. He was a native of Ireland and was eight-five years of age. 
He came to America at the age of sixteen. 
  For several years he has been living with his children in this vicinity.
  Funeral services were conducted from the Catholic church by Rev. Father Baker 
on Saturday and the remains laid in the Oakes cemetery. 

Source: The Oakes Times, Oakes, North Dakota, 20 May 1915 
Submitted by Carole Brennan Demers (May 2006)  (ck)
Note: I am hoping some relative will contact me because I still need obituaries for Phillip Brennan 
and several others. -Carole

BRENNAN, PATRICK MATTHEW
  PATRICK MATTHEW BRENNAN, a resident of the Oakes area for 44 years, 
passed away suddenly Sunday morning, Nov 13. He came to this section from 
South Dakota and had farmed for a number of years. He was born Dec. 20, 1875 
at Chatfield, Minn., being almost 74 years of age. He was a member of St. Charles 
Catholic church and the Holy Name Society of that church. 
  Nine daughters and four sons survive, Mrs. Brennan having passed away some years ago. 
The children are Mrs. Oliver Solheim, Margaret, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mrs. C.D. Shelver, 
Mildred, Aberdeen; Mrs. R.C. Petersen, Opal, Oakes; Mrs. R.J. McGrann, Patricia, Watertown, S.D.; 
Mrs. Gerald Sanders, Lorraine, Paynesville, Minn.; Mrs. Ed Smith, Frances, Alameda, Calif.; 
Mrs. Duane Remillard, Marianna, Oakes; Mrs. Thomas Meagher, Delores, Oakland, Calif.; 
Eileen, Seattle. The sons are Leo and Phillip of Carrington; Lester, Cutbank, Mont., and 
Lawrence, Washington D.C. 
  Also surviving are three brothers, Daniel J., Enderlin; John, Sherman, S.D.; Martin, Luverne, Minn.; 
and one sister Mrs. Frank Horan of Oakes. 
  Services will be conducted today, Thursday at 9 a.m. in St. Charles church, Oakes, 
Rev. Fr. Edward McDonald officiating. The remains are at the Holte Funeral Home. 
Pall bearers will be John Sheridan, John Schmit, A.D. Remillard, Sam Lohmeier, Adam Wald, 
and Arthur Henningsen. Burial will be made at St. Charles cemetery. 

Source: The Oakes Times, Oakes, North Dakota, 17 Nov 1949
Submitted by Carole Brennan Demers (May 2006)  (ck)
Note: I am hoping some relative will contact me because I still need obituaries for Phillip Brennan 
and several others. -Carole

BRENNAN, THOMAS
  THOMAS BRENNAN passed away Sunday evening, April 9, at his home 
in this city after an illness of several days, death coming as the result of an attack 
of pneumonia.
  Mr. Brennan was born in Fillmore County, Minn., in May 1871, and was married 
on Jan. 10, 1912, to Miss Agnes Murphy. Three children, Coletta, aged 9, 
Dorothy, aged 8, and Vincent, aged 6, came to bless this union and, together 
with the heart-broken wife, are left to mourn the untimely death of a kind father 
and loving husband. 
  Other surviving relatives are five brothers, Martin, John, Pat, Dan and Dave, and 
one sister, Mrs. Frank Horan.
  The family moved to Oakes, Oct. 1, 1920 and have resided here since that time. 
Previous to 1920 they resided for eight years on a farm about seven miles south of Oakes.
  Martin and John Brennan of Minnesota, Dave of Montana, and Dan of Ellendale, 
were in attendance at the funeral, which was held Wednesday morning from 
St. Charles church, services being in charge of Rev. Fr. Zimmerman. A large number 
of sorrowing friends came to pay their last respects to the departed. Internment took place 
in the local cemetery.
  The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved relatives in their sad loss.

Source: The Oakes Times, Oakes, North Dakota, April 13, 1922 
Submitted by Carole Brennan Demers (May 2006)  (ck)
Note: I am hoping some relative will contact me because I still need obituaries for Phillip Brennan 
and several others. -Carole

BUSKE, IRVIN J.
MAY 23, 1920 - NOVEMBER 1, 2002
  Irvin J. Buske, 82, known to his friends and relatives as Buddy, passed
away on November 1, 2002 in Nevada, Miss. following a short illness. Mr.
Buske was born on May 23, 1920 in Divide Township, Oakes, N.D. on the
family farm, located 11 miles north of Oakes, and which was homesteaded by
his grandparents, in 1883. He farmed there until 1963 when he moved to
Nevade, Mo. to continue farming. He was one of six children, all of whom
preceded him in death. They were Clifford Buske, Myrtle Buske Smith, 
Edith Buske Sjolin, Lenora Buske, and Gertrude Buske.
  He is survived by several nieces and nephews, Dale McCall, Dallas, Texas;
Jeffrey Sjolin of Nairobi, Kenya; Clifford Buske Jr., James Buske, Curtis
Buske, all of Oakes; Susan Druen, Belton, Mo.; Jerry Smith, and Judy Smith
of Monterey, Calif.
Services were held in Nevada, Mo. on November 5, 2002.

Source:  The Oakes Times, November 7, 2002. Click for obit.
Submitted by Char Kibbie [August 2013].

CARLSON, ALVIN "AL"
MAY 4, 1929 - JANUARY 11, 2003
  Al Carlson, 73, of Billings, a man who touched the lives of many, passed away peacefully 
January 11, 2003, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Al was born May 4, 1929,
a son of Simon and Ester Carlson of Oakes, N.D.
  Al married Gloria Widmer in 1952 and to this union five children were born. In 1964, he married
Frances Steiner Brummund, to this union two children were born. Frances preceded Al in death
and in 1999 he married Marilyn Chandler.
  He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church for 32 years and was very active in organizing the
men's breakfast group, was council president and served on many committees. Al's love for 
golf led him to Arizona where he and Marilyn spent winters at Sun City West.
  Al gave many young men and women an opportunity to learn and succeed in business, while
at the same time living out his faith, not through words but by the way he treated others. He
loved his family and wide circle of friends. Al started Don's Car Wash in Billings in 1968. To some
it seemed he built it to the thriving business it is today with little effort, but he worked tirelessly
to assure the success of the business.
  Al's family lives far and near, but they were always close to his heart. He is survived by his
wife, Marilyn; five sons, Arvid and wife Kelly, of Pretoria, South Africa, Kevin and wife, Shawn, of 
Oakes, Bob and wife, Monti, Gene and wife, Trish, and Gary and wife Cari, all of Billings; two
daughters, Cindy Bagley and husband, Daryl of Hecla, S.D., and Karen Leopold and husband,
Darrin, of Ayr, N.D.; three sisters, Gunvor Morken, Ethel Jacobson (Lynn), and Eva Ketterling
(Julius); 16 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; and extended family, Gordon Brummund, Rodney
Brummund, Dan Chandler (Tammy), and Jodi Sander (Joel). He was preceded in death by his
father, Simon; his mother, Ester; and his wife Frances.
  Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, at Peace Lutheran Church 
with interment at Terrace Gardens Cemetery.

Source:  The Oakes Times, January 23, 2003. Click for obit.
Submitted by Char Kibbie [August 2013].

CARNEY, PATRICK
Pioneer of Dickey County Passes.

  Patrick Carney passes away last Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. G. C. Reames. 
Mr. Carney had been in his usual health until Friday morning, when he spoke of not feeling well, 
and toward midnight of the same day he passed peacefully away.
  Patrick Carney was born in New York state, January 18, 1827, and died in Ellendale, North Dakota, 
September 22, 1922, being ninety-five years, eight months and four days of age.
  At an early age he moved with his father's family from New York state into Canada; but his father,
not being satisfied with that locality, decided to go West, into the "country of the Illini," where
he settled near the town of Freeport. On the trip West they spent one night in the town of Chicago,
at that time consisting of only three log houses, a store, a postoffice and a hotel. At that time
Mr. Carney was between three and four years of age. The man who then owned Chicago was engaged 
all alone in surveying the streets and staking out the lots, and he offered Mr. Carney's father
several of the lots if he would stay and help him with the work. History tells us the first survey 
of Chicago was made in May 1830; and from this record, and Mr. Carney's memory that he was a little 
over three years of age when the family left Canada and settled in Illionois, is determined the year 
of his birth, as all family records have been lost.
  As a young man, Mr. Carney moved from Illinois to New Hampton, Iowa, where he married Amanda J. Goodale,
and farmed for a number of years. Fourteen children were born to this union, all but five having passed away, 
some being buried at Charles City, Iowa, and some in Keystone township, in this county. Mrs. Carney died 
in Monango in 1904, and is buried in the cemetery at that place.
  From Iowa Mr. Carney moved to Minnesota, where he lived a few years, and came to Dakota Territory in 1882,
where he took a homestead in Keystone township and followed farming for a number of years. Fourteen years
ago he came to Ellendale, and since that time he has lived with the family of his daughter, Mrs. G. C. Reames.
  Mr. Carney was a quiet, unassuming man, highly respected by all who knew him.
  He leaves surviving him, five children: Mrs. G. C. Reames of Ellendale; John, living in California; Will, of
Centralia, Washington; Ed, of Seattle, Washington, and one grandchild.
  Funeral services will be conducted at the residence of G. C. Reames this afternoon, by Rev. Father Long 
of the Catholic church, of which the deceased had been a life-long member. The interment will be in the cemetery
at Monango, beside his wife and children.
  Thus passes another of those sturdy pioneers, full of years and honor, whose quiet steady and untiring efforts
helped to build the great West out of the great wilderness.

Submitted by Ed Barney, great grandson (Sept. 2003) unknown newspaper source (ck)

CARTLEDGE, MARY PAILING
RITES MONDAY FOR DICKEY CO. PIONEER
Rev. Senecal Is Officiant At Funeral Of Mrs. L. C. Cartledge Who Died Last Wednesday

   Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Monango Presbyterian church 
for Mrs. L. C. Cartledge, who passed away quietly at her home in Monango last Wednesday 
evening at ten o'clock. Rev. H. R. Senecal was the officiant and burial was in the Monango cemetery. 
Pallbearers were H. W. Mills, George Streeter, E. Magoffin, R. G. Newton, F. K. Luther and G. W. Feather.
   Mary Pailing Cartledge was born July 22, 1858 at Mazomanie, Wis., where she grew to womanhood. 
Her marriage to Lewis C. Cartledge took place there on June 18, 1879 and on Sept. 10, 1905 
the family moved to the Monango vicinity to engage in farming. They resided there for about 
fourteen years and in March 1919 went to the White ranch west of Forbes which was their home 
for the next 20 years. It was there that the death of Mr. Cartledge occurred, and later with her family, 
Mrs. Cartledge went back to Monango where her sons have since engaged in farming.
   In 1910 she united with the Presbyterian church at Monango and throughout her long busy life 
she had been interested in church and community affairs. Although her health had failed during her advanced age, 
she remained unusually alert and well, and death came peacefully while three sons and a daughter were with her.
   She leaves four sons, John, Leonard and William of Monango and LeRoy of Bismarck; 
three daughters, Mrs. (Charlotte) G. H. Philbrick and Mrs. (Myrtle) Dewey Beaver of Monango and Mrs. (Nora) George 
Bonner of Portland, Ore.; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces.
   Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral services were her son and daughter-in-law, 
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Cartledge, son Duane and daughter, Mrs. A. Feist and A/S and Mrs. Glenn Cartledge and son Larry.

Source:  Dickey County Leader, Sept. 7, 1944 Click for obit.
Submitted by Char Kibbie, great granddaughter (Feb. 2008) 

COWLEY, NELLIE
The announcement of the death of Miss Nellie COWLEY in Guelph, North Dakota 
last Monday recalls a once prominent and popular family of Kilbourn. The 
Cowley home was in the northeast corner of the village, the house later 
occupied by the Goulds. For many years John Cowley worked for Smith & 
Corning, the family includes three daughters and two sons, the death of the 
last of the daughters being here recorded.

Miss Nellie Cowley was about 54 years of age and had spent about all of the 
past twelve or more years in Minnesota and Dakota. For some time she has 
been with Mrs. W. H. FINCH in Aberdeen, South Dakota, but died at the home 
of her brother, Dan Cowley, in Guelph, where she will be buried.

*Note: Kilbourn was later re-named Wisconsin Dells.

Source: Kilbourn Weekly Events [Kilbourn, WI], Thursday March 4, 1915

COWLEY, RUTH ELEANOR (GREEN)
The funeral for Ruth Eleanor Cowley will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Presbyterian-United 
Methodist Church in Ellendale. Rev. Mary Ann Sheldon officating.
   Died: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996 at home
   Born: Ruth Eleanor Green, 04 April 1921 at Ellendale
   Parents: Floyd and Pearl (Joseph) Green
   Spouse: George Cowley, 23 Aug 1947 in Aberdeen (SD)
   Survivors: daughters: Mrs. Larry (Carol) Kiebsch, Aberdeen; Mrs. Butch (Betty) Knecht, 
Oakes, ND; son, Marvin Cowley, Hecla; sister, Mrs. Bevan (Charlotte) Schmidt, Roslyn; 
brother, Wayne Green, Hecla.
   Preceded in death by: parents and husband.
   Casketbearers: Dennis Cowley, Fargo; Wally Gruszka and Scott Klebsch, Aberdeen; 
Keith Cowley, Louisville, CO; Daryl Babley, Guelph, Bruce Carrier, Presho (SD); David 
Sours, Lisbon, ND; Kevin Haring, Renville, MN; Curtis Knect, Oakes, Rich Hansen, Plano,TX.

Source: Aberdeen American News: Oct. 19, 1996 (jh)

DANIELS, LORRAINE E.
MARCH 30, 1940 - DECEEMBER 14, 2002
  The funeral for Lorraine E. Daniels, of Oakes, N.D., was Monday, December 16, 2002
at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Oakes, with Reverend David Andrews
officiating. Burial was at Old Sargent Cemetery, rural Cogswell, N.D. on Monday at
4:00 p.m.
  Lorraine Ellen Daniels was born on March 30, 1940 on a farm west of Cogswell, North 
Dakota to Charles and Clara (Larsen) Daniels. She was baptized into the Methodist Faith.
She later moved with her family to a farm south of Cogswell. Lorraine resided with her 
parents until the fall of 1981, when her parents retired and they moved into Oakes. 
Lorraine's father passed away in March of 1983. Lorraine and her mother continued living 
in Oakes until failing health forced her mother to become a resident of the Prince of Peace 
Care Center at Ellendale, N.D. on February 6, 1998. At that time, Lorraine became a resident
of Evergreen Place at Ellendale. Due to continued health problems, Lorraine entered
Prince of Peace Care Center in August of 2000.
  Lorraine always enjoyed visiting with people. She loved her animals, especially her horses 
and cats. Lorraine's lifetime was a "Battle of Courage" and then a "Battle of Health". We are
all thankful she is now free of pain and ever hopeful that someday we'll meet her again as
we walk down the road that she walked with such courage.
  Lorraine passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2002, at Prince of Peace Care Center,
Ellendale, She was 62 years old.
  She is survived by her mother, Clara Daniels, resident of Subiaco-Prince of Peace Care Center, 
Ellendale; two sisters, Clara Jean Lock and Marilyn (Tracy) Larson, all of Oakes; and a
brother-in-law, Grant Schmitz, Fisher, Minn. She will be missed by seven nieces, four nephews,
and twenty-one grand nieces and nephews. Lorraine is preceded in death by her father
Charles Daniels on March 29, 1983, a sister, Verna Schmitz on August 28, 2001, a brother-in-law,
Darrell Lock on November 19, 1997 and a nephew Chuck Lock on November 2, 1995.
  Casket bearers were as follows: Bruce Larson, Scott Schmitz, Kevin Schmitz, Kevin Young,
Jim Monroe, Loren Hanson, Loren Voightman and Ryan Hanson. Honorary pallbearers were all
her nieces and nephews and all staff and residents of Prince of Peace Care Center. Special 
music was provided by Carole Wolff as organist, Barb Burley as pianist, and Mari Schmitz and
Harvey Wolff as soloists. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, December 19, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]


DAVIS, EDWIN (ED) N. - He died on December 21, 1979.
(AKA as Newton Edwin Davis II)

Rites today for past Legislator
The funeral for Edwin N. Davis, 77, a retired Monango farmer and past state legislator, will be held today (Thursday) 
at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ellendale.  The Rev. Leo Deitemeyer will officiate.  Holte Funeral Homes, Inc., 
is in charge of arrangements.  Interment will be in the Ellendale Cemetery.

Mr. Davis was born on Aug. 14, 1902, in Grand Valley Township in Dickey County to Newton E. Davis and Emma M. Brander.  
He married Mary Gebhardt on Feb. 24, 1933 at Leola, S.D.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.  He is survived by his wife Mary, 
Monango; two sons, J. Bartley Davis, Jamestown, and Newton E. Davis, Monango; two daughters, Mrs. Lowell 
(Anna Mae) Edwards, Canton, S.D., and Mrs. James (Joan) Jackson, St. Paris, Ohio; one brother, Frank Davis, Ellendale; 
a sister, Mrs. Ella Mae Berdahl, Washington, D.C.
A Republican, Mr. Davis served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1953 to 1965.  In addition to being 
a past county chairman for the Republican party, the deceased was also a past school clerk for the Spring Valley School 
District, a post he held for 30 years, and past treasurer of the township board, a position he also held for 30 years.
Mr. Davis lived and farmed in the Monango area all of his life.
Pallbearers at Mr. Davis' funeral are Douglas Davis, Newton E. Davis, Brian Davis, Dale A. Davis, Kim Davis, 
and Colby Edwards.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, January 1979. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, grand niece (Nov. 2010)
Note: To avoid confusion with his father, he went by Edwin Newton Davis most of his life. -vjsr


[DAVIS], ELLA MAY ADAMS – She died on October 9, 1925.
	Ella May Davis was born in Mecoster (actually Mecosta) county, Michigan, Nov. 22, 1861, 
and died in Aberdeen, S.D., October 9, 1925, at the age of 63 years and 17 days.  Her death was 
caused by heart trouble with complications.  
She had been in failing health for some time, and a month ago went to St. Lukes hospital, Aberdeen 
expecting to receive help and regain her health.
	She was married to J.E. Adams of Michigan in 1882.  Together they came to the Dakotas 
in 1891, and Dickey county has been her home since.  Her husband preceded her in death seven years ago.
	She leaves to mourn her going one brother, N.E. Davis and family of Ellendale, one sister, Mrs. L.M. 
Lyons of Michigan, and a niece, Mrs. J. St. John of Ellendale.  Since the passing of her husband she has made 
her home with her brother and her niece in Ellendale.
	She was an active member of the Methodist church for many years.
	The services were conducted from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon by the pastor, Rev. L.F. 
Green, who spoke on the theme “Immortality.”  Interment was in the Ellendale cemetery.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, October 15, 1925. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt. (Note: My grandfather was her nephew. -vjsr) (Nov. 2010)


[DAVIS] ELLA MAE BERDAHL THOMAS
July 27, 1909 – September 30, 2007
Ella Mae Davis Berdahl Thomas passed away September 30, 2007. Interment services will be held in Ellendale 
later this fall.
Ella Mae Davis was born July 27, 1909, the daughter of Newton Edwin and Emily (Brander) Davis. She graduated
from Ellendale High School in 1928. She earned her B.S. degree at the University of North Dakota, Ellendale Branch 
and her M.S. degree at Colorado State University after earlier attending Taylor University in Indiana. She did 
postgraduate work in child development at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and in family counseling 
at the University of Idaho. Early in her career, she served as a state home economist and 4-H Club agent, worked 
with the Farmers Home Administration, was a county welfare worker in North Dakota and taught at senior high, 
university undergraduate and adult levels in North Dakota and Idaho. In an interval between periods of federal service 
she was for six years State supervisor, Vocational Home Economics, in Idaho. She was state advisor for five years 
at the Idaho Future Homemakers of America and was made an honorary member of that organization in 1959. 
Ella Mae served as curriculum consultant in colleges in North Dakota, Idaho and Indiana and developed course materials 
for training home economics teachers...

Source: probably the Dickey County Leader, Oct. 2007
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, grandniece (Nov. 2010)
Notes: The last part of the obit is missing. I know that it said who she was survived by, because that is why Rosemary says 
in her letter below to Aunt Beth "she doesn't know that you are still alive" because Christine did not mention Beth in 
the "survived by" list. I wonder why I did not type the whole thing. Or maybe I typed it and then that part got accidently 
erased. Weird. 
The obit came with a letter from Rosemary Davis Mueller, who is Newton and Emma Davis' son Frank's daughter.
The letter dated 2007 was sent from Rosemary Davis Mueller to Beth Davis Shannon with Ella Mae’s obituary:
"Ellen’s daughter Christine did this obituary and she doesn’t know that you are still alive. She lived in Virginia and she always 
flew to Florida to look after Ella Mae.
Anna Mae Davis Edwards lives in Canton, South Dakota. Joan (Davis) lives in Ohio. Bartley (Davis) has a ranch up 
by Jamestown and he is also an Episcopal Minister. They are Uncle Ed’s kids. No one is on the farm anymore. 
Bartley owns the farm. (Ed & Mary Davis’s children)"
Ella Mae’s ashes were buried in Ellendale by her husband’s family’s graves. -vjsr


DAVIS, EMMA M. [BRANDER] – She died on June 7, 1959
(AKA Emily Maria Brander Davis)
Rites Scheduled for Emma Davis
	Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the First Methodist church here for Mrs. Emma M. Davis, 95, 
former Dickey county resident, who died June 7 at the home of a daughter in Upland, Ind.
	Rev. D.W. Nankivel, church pastor, will officiate and pallbearers will be Murphy Pomplun, Fred Pahl, 
H.P. Coleman, George Hafey, R.W. Clarke and Freeman Knox.
	Mrs. Davis was born in Ontario, Can., on Nov. 4, 1863, going to Michigan when a child with her parents.  
She was educated there and was married to Newton Davis in Mecosta county, Mich., on June 1, 1886.  
From 1886 until going to live with her daughter, Mrs. Ross Hutsinpiller, at Upland in 1946, she had resided 
in Dickey county.  She was a member of the Methodist church.
	Mrs. Davis leaves three sons, Lloyd, Frank and Edwin N., all of Monango; two other daughters, Mrs. Henry Mouw 
of Elk River, Minn., and Mrs. M.J. Berdahl of Boise, Ida.; 19 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.  Her husband 
died on June 12, 1930.

Source: probably the Dickey County Leader, June 1959. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, great-granddaughter (Nov. 2010)
Note: In her own daughter's family tree booklet, she is called Emily; but I see her name as Emma on her headstone, 
obits, censuses, my baby book. -vjsr


DAVIS, FORD HOWARD – He died on January 4, 1954.

Ford H. Davis Succumbs At Seattle Home
	Ford Howard Davis, son of pioneer residents of Dickey county, the late Newton E. 
and Mrs. (Emma) Davis, died unexpectedly Jan. 4 in Seattle, Wash., where he had resided 
for several years.
	Mr. Davis, the eldest son of the family, was born Dec. 25, 1888 on a farm near 
Monango and attended rural school and the State Normal and Industrial college in Ellendale.
	When a young man, he went to Cohagen, Mont., and took up a homestead.  He was 
united in marriage to Mary A. Woodward at Dell Rapids, S.D., on Mar. 12, 1913, and for 
the next 15 years they resided in Montana.
	Returning to North Dakota in 1926, they lived on several farms in the Ellendale vicinity, 
but in March 1943 the family moved to Seattle, which has since been their home.
	During the war Mr. Davis was employed in a shipyard, and since then has been working 
in the maintenance division of King Company (should be King County).
	Besides his widow he leaves his mother, who makes her home at Upland, Ind., 
five daughters, Mrs. (Lunetta) Fred Husby, Mrs. (Beth) John Shannon, Mrs. (Ivyl) Eugene Brown 
and Mrs. (Viola) Morris Sorlie, all of Seattle, and Mrs. (Amie) Roy Bower of Sequim, Wash., 
a son, Newton E., also of Seattle, and eight grandchildren.
	He is survived also by three brothers, Lloyd, Frank and Ed. N., all of Monango, and 
three sisters, Mrs. R.J. Hutsinpillar of Upland, Ind., Mrs. H.L. Mouw of Elk River, Minn., 
and Mrs. M.J. Berdahl of Bismarck.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, January 1954. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, granddaughter (Nov. 2010)

DAVIS, MARY "MAYME" ALICE [WOODWARD] – She died on October 22, 1971.

Former Resident Dies in Seattle
	Mrs. Ford Davis, a former resident of the Ellendale area, died October 22.  She had broken a hip 
when she fell on July 9, 1971, and it was necessary for her to be in the care of a nursing home.  Services 
were held at Wiggen and Sons chapel in Seattle on October 26 with interment at Evergreen cemetery.
	Six of her grandsons were pallbearers:  Harold Husby, Marvin Shannon, David Shannon, 
Robbie Bower, James Learman and Larry Rossevelt.
	Mary was born July 15, 1889 at Cresco, Ia.  She married Ford Davis, son of the late Mr. and 
Mrs. N.E. Davis, and six children were born to them, five daughters, Mrs. (Lunetta) Fred H. Husby, Seattle, 
Mrs. (Beth) John Shannon, North Bend, Wash., Mrs. (Amie) Bower, Fairbanks, Alaska, Mrs. (Viola) Morris Sorlie, 
Seattle and the late Mrs. (Ivyl) Brown Burgland; and one son Newton E. Davis of Redmond, Wash.
	Mary had 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
	She was a devoted member of the Fremont Baptist church.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, October 1971. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, granddaughter (Nov. 2010)

DAVIS, MARY ELIZABETH [GEBHARDT] – She died on April 3, 1999.

Mary E. Davis
Monango, N.D.
The funeral for Mary E. Davis, 85, of Monango, N.D., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church 
in Ellendale, N.D.  The Rev. Dennis B. O'Neill will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in the Ellendale City Cemetery with Hoven Funeral Chapel of Ellendale in charge 
of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel and one hour prior to the service 
at the church Thursday.
She died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Mary Elizabeth Gebhardt was born Jan. 27, 1914, to Christoph and Fredaricka (Speidel) Gebhardt on the family 
farm near Monango.  She was raised and educated in Potsdam Township near Monango. 
She married Edwin N. Davis on Feb. 24, 1933, in Leola.  They lived and farmed in Grand Valley Township 
near Merricourt, N.D.  
He died on Dec. 21, 1979.  She continued to live on the family farm until the time of her death. 
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ellendale.
Survivors include two daughters, Anna Mae (Lowell) Edwards of Canton and Joan (James) Jackson 
of Urbana, Ohio; one son, J. Bartley (Katherine) Davis of Jamestown, N.D.; 10 grandchildren and 
13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and one grandson.  Her son, 
Newton “Newt” Davis, died Monday, April 5, 1999.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, April 1999. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, grand niece (Nov. 2010)

DAVIS, NEWTON "NEWT" E. III – He died on April 5, 1999.

Newton 'Newt' E. Davis
Monango, N.D.
The funeral for Newton “Newt” E. Davis, 65, of Monango, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Hoven Funeral 
Chapel, Ellendale.  The Rev. Dennis B. O'Neill will officiate.
Burial will be in the Ellendale City Cemetery at a later date.
A prayer service will be at 8 tonight at the funeral chapel.
Visitation will be at the funeral chapel from 4 to 9 p.m. today and for one hour prior to the service Friday.
He died Monday, April 5, 1999, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Newton E. Davis was born April 5, 1934, to Edwin N. and Mary (Gebhardt) Davis on the family farm near 
Merricourt, N.D., in Grand Valley Township.  He attended country school through the eighth grade and 
graduated from Ellendale High School in 1952.
He married Betty E. Houghton on June 14, 1952, in Leola.  They lived and farmed in Grand Valley Township 
until October 1998, when he retired.
He was community-minded, participating in the Republican Party, Jaycees, Ellendale School Board, 
Masonic Lodge, North Dakota Rural Land Assessors and school reorganization.	
Survivors include his wife of Monango; four sons, Dale (Sandy) Davis of Aberdeen, Doug (Dina) Davis 
of Monango, Newton “Ned” (Brenda) Davis IV of Wendell, Minn., and Brian (Kim) Davis of Muscatine, Iowa; 
one daughter, Mary Davis of St. Paul, Minn.; one brother, J. Bartley Davis of Jamestown, N.D.; two sisters, 
Anna Mae Edwards of Canton and Joan Jackson of Urbana, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son.
Casketbearers will be Gary Filbert, David Jury, Lloyd Martin, Bill Randall, Mickey Thorpe, Marvin Reinke, 
Wayne Morehead and Harvey Anliker.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, April 1999. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, first cousin once removed (Nov. 2010)

DAVIS, NEWTON EDWIN I - He died January 12, 1930.

Newton E. Davis Passes at Home Sunday Afternoon

N.E. Davis, one of Dickey county's pioneer residents, passed peacefully away Sunday afternoon, 
Jan. 12, 1930 at his home in this city following an illness of seven months' duration.  The cause 
of death was cerebral hemorrhage.
Newton Edwin Davis was born April 12, 1859 near Toronto, Canada, and was at the time of his 
demise, seventy years and eight months of age.
When he was three years old, his parents moved to Altona, Mich., where he grew to manhood.  In 1882 
he came to Dakota Territory and worked on a farm in the Red River Valley during that summer, and 
the following spring came to what now is Dickey county, filing on the homestead west of Monango, 
which has since been his home.
On New Year's Day in the year 1886 he was united in marriage to Miss Emily M. Brander of Altona, 
Mich., and the next spring brought his bride to his Dakota home.
In the winter of 1907 he was gloriously converted and united with the Methodist church of this city, and 
of which he since has been a faithful member.  He always has been an ardent prohibitionist and 
a staunch adherent of law enforcement.  He served his state as representative during the sessions 
of 1913 and 1915.  His high ideal, coupled with his kindly consideration for others and loyalty to his friends 
made him one of the community's most highly respected citizens.  In his passing, Dickey county loses 
another of those sturdy pioneers who struggled with adversity, overcame the hardships of territorial days 
and triumphantly emerged to a peaceful enjoyment of the fruits of their labors after watching the transformation 
of boundless prairie to cultivated farmstead.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters:  Mrs. Vernie Hutsinpiller of Benton, Ind.; Grace Emily and 
Ella May (Mae) of this city; and four sons: Lloyd E. of Kalamazoo, Mich., Frank E. and Newton Edwin of Monango, 
and Ford H. of Ellendale.  His passing also is mourned by his sister, Mrs. Charlotte Lyons of Altona and 
her two children, Bartley Lyons of the same place and Mrs. Jay St. John of this city and by 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held yesterday…

Source: probably the Dickey County Leader, Jan 16, 1930. Click for obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, great-granddaughter (Nov. 2010)

[DAVIS] VIOLA "VI" GRACE SORLIE
	Memorial services were held for Viola Davis Sorlie, 65, of Seattle, WA on September 10, 1990 
in Redmond, WA.  She died on September 2, 1990 at her home in Seattle.
	Viola Davis was born Mary 12, 1925 at Cohagen, Montana to Ford and Mary Davis.  They moved 
to Ellendale in 1926.  Davis attended school in Ellendale before moving to Seattle where she worked 
in defense plants during World War II.  In July 1945 she married Morris Sorlie.  She later worked at Children's 
Hospital and Medical Center until retiring.
	She is survived by two daughters and one son, Vicki Songhurst, Redmond, Verna Rossevelt and 
Marc Sorlie, Seattle, two sisters, Lunetta Husby and Beth Shannon of Seattle, her brother-in-law, Fred Husby 
of Seattle and sister-in-law Mollie Davis, Redmond, three granddaughters and one great grandson.  
	She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters and one brother.
	Viola Sorlie was a niece of Frank Davis of Ellendale.

Source:  Oakes Times, September 27, 1990, probably also ran in the Dickey County Leader.
Click for 1st obit.    Click for 2nd obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, daughter (Nov. 2010)

DEWALD, RUTH HELEN (RADTKE)
The funeral for Ruth Helene DeWald, 84, of Ellendale, ND, will be at 11 a.m. Monday  
at the Hoven Funeral Chapel of Ellendale. the Rev. Ellen Arthur will officiate.
   Burial: Ellendale City Cemetery.
   Died: Friday, 20 Sep 1996, Ellendale Nursing Center.
   Born: Ruth Helen Radtke, 16 Mar 1912, Lemmon, SD
   Parents: Gustave and Lena (Bucholz) Radtke
   Spouse: Jacob DeWald, 1 Dec 1933, Jamestown. He died 15 July 1987.
   Survivors: son: Vifgil DeWald, Ellendale.
   Preceded in death by: husband, parents, three brothers, two sisters.

Source: Aberdeen America News, Sept 22, 1996 (jh)

DIETZ, HAZEL R.
NOVEMBER 2, 1911 - JANUARY 29, 2003
  The funeral for Hazel R. Dietz, of Oakes, N.D. was held on Saturday,
February 1, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Oakes with
Reverend Matt Lucas officiating. Burial was at Old Sargent Cemetery, 
Cogswell, N.D.
  Hazel R. Handley, daughter of Ernest and Grace (Martin) Handley was born
on November 2, 1911 in Carroll, Iowa. At the age of 8, she moved with her
family to Stirum, N.D., where she attended grade school and graduated from
Stirum High School. Hazel attended Teacher's College in Ellendale, North
Dakota and taught school several years in Stirum. On June 11, 1932, she mar-
ried Adelbert Dietz in Stirum. The couple farmed near Cogswell until his
death in 1972. In 1978, Hazel married J.V. Dietz and lived near Oakes spend-
ing their winters in Arizona and California. In 1985, they retired, built a new 
home in Oakes. J.V. died in November of 1993. Hazel continued to live in
Oakes and entered the Oakes Good Samaritan Center in May of 1999.
  Hazel died on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at the Oakes Good Samaritan 
Center. She was 91 years old.
  She is survived by two sons, Don (Shirley) Dietz, Lincoln, Mont. and
Ernest (Amelia) Dietz, Sun City, Calif.; two daughters, Ardith Preble, Great
Falls, Mont. and Elaine (Jim) Hickcox, Fairmont, Minn.; five step-children,
David (Dee) Dietz, Oakes, Vernon Dietz, Yellville, Ariz., Jerry (Marilyn)
Dietz, Red Oak, Iowa, Jean (Royce) DeVries, Mitchell, S.D. and Joy (Don)
Genandt, Cookson Hills, Okla.; two sisters, Gracie Lofing, Sun City, Ariz. and
Phyllis Mederios, San Mateo, Calif.; thirteen grandchildren, thirty great-grand-
children, ten step-grandchildren and seventeen step-great-grandchildren.
Hazel was preceded in death by her husbands, one son, Lynn, her parents, and
two sisters.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Jay Dietz, Tim Dietz, Greg Hickcox, Bill
Staffeldt, Darwin Speigeler, and Randy Burley. Vesta Olderness was the
organist, Maxine Ehrlin was the pianist and Brenda Courtney was the soloist
for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the
funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, February 6, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013] 

DUNN, LEO Accident Victim Rites In Ellendale
 
ELLENDALE, N.D.-Requiem 
Mass will be at 10, Friday in St. 
Helena Catholic Church here, for 
Leo Dunn 54, area farmer who 
was killed Tuesday in a one- 
vehicle accident near Oakes. The 
Rev. C. F. Veach will offficiate. 
Mr. Dunn was born March 27, 
1905 in Iowa. He married Ludwina 
Geffre at Edgeley, N.D. in 1935 
Besides his wife, he leaves 
seven daughters, Darlene, Julia 
and Mary at home, Mrs Frances 
(Louise) Lux, Craig, Colo., Mrs. 
Merwin (Eva) Brown, Wilming- 
ton, Calif., Mrs. Thomas (Regina) 
Valentine, Edgerton, Wyo., and 
Mrs. William (Ella) Gnewuch, 
Sioux City, Iowa. 
Eight sons; Leonard, Paul, 
Charles, Francis, Arthur, Bruce 
and Anthony at home, and Alois 
of Craig; 
Four Sisters, Mrs. Ambrose 
Mairose, Verona, N.D., Mrs. 
J.M. Donegan of Jamestown, 
N.D., Mrs Frank Renisch, White 
Lake, S.D., and Mrs. James 
Brady, Denver, Colo., and two 
brothers, Clifton of Dickey, N.D. 
and Glen of White Lake, S.D. 
Two sisters and a brother and 
his parents preceded him in 
Death. 
Haugen-Baldwin Funeral Home 
of Oakes will have the service.

Source: The Fargo Forum, Fargo, North Dakota, Apr 8, 1959
Submitted by: Joyce Sevening(March 2007) csk. 

FALCONER, DAKOTA BERYL
Dakota silently passed away at the age of 59 on Tuesday, 15th May 2007 at 4:30 am 
in a Nursing Facility in Renton, WA. Her suffering and pains were finally rested into 
the Hands of Our Creator “Our Heavenly Father.” May the Lord give her the Peace 
she deserves.
Blessing on her remains was done at St. John the Baptist Church on Saturday, 19th May 2007. 
Then her remains were taken to Ocean Shores, WA, and scattered into the Pacific Ocean. 
“Her Last Big Adventure – let it be a wonderful one.”
She was born Beryl Pederson, on 20th June 1947, in Oakes, ND. Parents were Perry 
and Martha (Gerling) Pederson. She married David Jury, and had two wonderful children. 
She moved to Seattle, WA, in 1991. She lived in the surrounding area until her death.
Proceeded in death by parents.
Survived by Brother, Bert Pederson of Seattle, WA; her loving Daughter, Theresa Jury; 
Prayers from Son, Joran Falconeer (Keith Jury); Grandson, Marius Falconeer; and 
Daughter-In-Law, Amalia Falconeer all of Maple Valley, WA.
May She “Rest In Peace.”

Source: Theresa Jury 
Submitted by: Theresa Jury(May 2007) csk. 

FIECHTNER, ELIZABETH
March 19, 1906 - August 25, 2002
The funeral service for Elizabeth Fiechtner, 96 of Ellendale, N.D. and
formerly of Monango, N.D. was held August 29, 2002 at the St. Paul’s
Lutheran Church in Monango with Rev. Lyle Klemz officiating. Burial was
in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Monango. Carlsen-Holte Funeral
Home of Ellendale was in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Rempfer, daughter of Christian and Katherina (Gebhardt)
Rempfer was born March 19, 1906 at rural Monango, N.D. She attended
rural school in Dickey County through the eighth grade. She worked at a
cafe in Ellendale and also at the dorm at Ellendale Normal and
Industrial College prior to her marriage. She was united in marriage to
William “Bill” Fiechtner on September 30, 1942 at Winnipeg, Canada. She
farmed with her husband southwest of Monango raising small grains and
livestock until they retired and moved to Ellendale in the fall of 1979.
Her husband died March 18, 1982. She continued to live in Ellendale
until October of 1995 when she entered the Oakes Good Samaritan Center 
in Oakes, N.D. She died August 25, 2002 at Oakes Good Samaritan Center in Oakes.
She enjoyed gardening and supplied many people with plants and produce.
For relaxation, she made car blankets. She was a lifetime member of 
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Monango.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara (Gerald) Srozinski of Jamestown, N.D., 
one sister, Bertha Lindke of New Ulm, Minn. one granddaughter, Darla (Dean) 
Beckley of Kensal, N.D. and two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Samantha Beckley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, seven brothers and four sisters.
Casketbearers were Gottlieb Fiechtner, Arlan Fiechtner and Ralph
Fiechtner all of Monango, Chris Speidel of Edgeley, N.D, Arvin Zinter of
Aberdeen, S.D. and Robert Bottchen of Hankinson, N.D.
The organist was Ellen Fiechtner.

FRANK, FRED
PIONEER OF FORBES TERRITORY IS CALLED TO REST
 
Fred Frank, who lived near Forbes for the past 27 years, died at his home 
in Forbes last Thursday morning at 8:00 after a brief illness with pneumonia. 
The deceased was born at Bergdorf Russia on Aug. 30, 1869 and on Feb. 28, 1893, 
he entered into wedlock with Christine Kirschmann (sic). 
The Lord blessed this union with nine children, of whom eight are still living.
In 1901, Mr. Frank and his family journeyed to America, settling down 
in Eureka, SD. After remaining there for a year they came to Dickey County, 
settling in the vivinity of Forbes (Albertha Twp), where Mr. Frank spent 
the remainng days of his life. He reached an age of 60 years, 2 months and 22 days. 
He is mourned by his widow, eight children, and eighteen grandchildren, all of whom 
are residing in the Forbes area with the exception of one son at Valley City, ND 
and one daughter, married and making her home at Eureka.
Mr. Frank always was a loyal supporter of the Luthern Church and while living 
in Dickey County he attended the Luthern Church 10 miles west of Forbes, 
from which the funeral was held, Rev. W. E. Rohe officiating. A large number 
of friends and relatives gathered for the funeral services in Forbes Sunday 
afternoon to listen to the funeral sermon based on the Psalm 90 12-14, and 
to cast a last glance at the earthly remains of a father and friend whom they cherished.

Source: From the 1930 History of Dickey Co ND. Newspaper unknown, Date 28 Nov. 1929
Submitted by: Marge Ganser-Heibel, granddaughter (Jan. 2007)csk
Photo of family name marker in the Lutheran cemetery.
Photo of his gravemarker.
Photo of Friederick Frank Sr. and Christina [Kirschenmann] Frank family ca 1906.
Photo of Friederick Frank Sr. and Christina [Kirschenmann] Frank ca 1926 at home in Forbes, Dickey ND.
All photos courtesy of Marge Ganser-Heibel, granddaughter.

FRANK, MRS. FRED
RITES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. FRED FRANK

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Forbes Luthern Church 
for Mrs. Fred Frank, who died Saturday morning at 3:00 at the home of her daughter, 
Mrs. Gus Schimke near Fullerton following a brief illness.
Rev. Henry Fry, pastor of the church officiated and interment was in the family lot 
beside her husband in the Lutheran Cemetery 12 miles west of the former family home. 
Pallbearers were Emil Hein, Rueben Schimke, Arnold Oster, Leonard Miller, and 
Walter and Leo Schnabel.
Christine Kerschman (sic) was born Oct. 6, 1869 in South Russia where she grew 
to womanhood and was united in marriage to 1892 to Fred Frank.
They came to America in 1900, spending a year at Eureka, SD, then moving 
to a farm 12 miles west of Forbes. They remained there until 1922 when they moved 
to Forbes where Mr. Frank's death occurred in 1929. She was a member of the Luthern Church.
Surviving are three sons, Fred of Kulm, John of Ellendale and Adolph of McVille, ND; 
four daughters, Mrs. (Selma) Gus Scimke, Fullerton ND, Mrs. (Lydia) August Schnabel, Aberdeen, 
Mrs. (Eva) Leo Ganser, Forbes and Mrs. Pauline Briggs, Portland, OR 
in addition to 31 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, several brothers and sisters, 
her husband and one daughter, Caroline. 

Source: From the 1930 History of Dickey Co: Unknown newspaper 13 March 1947
Submitted by: Marge Ganser-Heibel, granddaughter (Jan. 2007)csk
Photo of family name marker in the Lutheran cemetery.
Photo of her gravemarker, both courtesy of Marge Ganser-Heibel, granddaughter.

FROJEN, DORIS L.
The funeral for Doris L. Frojen was held at Grace Lutheren Church, Oakes, ND
Monday November 8, 1965 at 2 P.M. 
Place of internment is Oakesview Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Haugen-Baldwin Funeral Home. 
Rev. C.M. Rasmussen, officiating 
Pallbearers: Axel Erickson, Harold Konkler, Irvin Kylstad, Ralph Magnall, Otto Erlandson Jr., Earl Anderson 
Place of birth was Oakes, ND July 27, 1929 
Parents: Lloyd & Elida Olderness 
Spouse of Lloyd C. Frojen 
Mother of Steven, Rick, Mike, Maureen, Lorraine, and Joan. 

Source: Rememberance Bulletin at the funeral.
Submitted by: Leon Olderness (Brother) of Hayden, Idaho June 28, 2005 

[GEBHARDT], MARY ELIZABETH DAVIS – She died on April 3, 1999.

Mary E. Davis
Monango, N.D.
The funeral for Mary E. Davis, 85, of Monango, N.D., will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church 
in Ellendale, N.D.  The Rev. Dennis B. O'Neill will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in the Ellendale City Cemetery with Hoven Funeral Chapel of Ellendale in charge 
of arrangements.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel and one hour prior to the service 
at the church Thursday.
She died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Mary Elizabeth Gebhardt was born Jan. 27, 1914, to Christoph and Fredaricka (Speidel) Gebhardt on the family 
farm near Monango.  She was raised and educated in Potsdam Township near Monango. 
She married Edwin N. Davis on Feb. 24, 1933, in Leola.  They lived and farmed in Grand Valley Township 
near Merricourt, N.D.  
He died on Dec. 21, 1979.  She continued to live on the family farm until the time of her death. 
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ellendale.
Survivors include two daughters, Anna Mae (Lowell) Edwards of Canton and Joan (James) Jackson 
of Urbana, Ohio; one son, J. Bartley (Katherine) Davis of Jamestown, N.D.; 10 grandchildren and 
13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and one grandson.  Her son, 
Newton "Newt" Davis, died Monday, April 5, 1999.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, April 1999. Click for obit.    
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, grand niece (Nov. 2010)

GILLESPIE, CAROL JOY (KRAUSE)
DECEMBER 22, 1945 - NOVEMBER 9, 2002
  The funeral for Carol Gillespie, of Roseville, California, formerly of Hecla, S.D. was 
held on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in
Hecla with Reverend Alvin Magnuson officiating. Burial was at Hecla Cemetery, Hecla.
  Carol Joy Krause, daughter of Clarence and Talena (Malpert) Krause was born on
December 22, 1945 in Aberdeen, S.D. She was baptized on May 5, 1946 and confirmed 
on June 22, 1958 in the Peace Lutheran Church, rural Hecla. Carol grew up and attended
school in Hecla. After her graduation in 1962, she moved to Corona, Calif. and married
Larry Pfutzenreuter on March 26, 1963. Larry died November 24, 1973. Carol married
Bruce Gillespie on July 27, 1975 in Big Bear, Calif. The couple lived in Roseville, Calif.
and owned and operated Bruce Trucking Company.
  Carol died on Saturday, November 9, 2002 from injuries suffered during a mule riding
accident in the mountains, doing what she loved to do with her loving husband Bruce.
  She is survived by her husband, Bruce, Roseville; her mother, Talena (Malpert) Krause, 
Hecla; two sons, Todd (Karri) Pfutzenreuter, Rescue, Calif. and Shane (Stefanie) Pfutzenreuter,
Roseville, Calif.; one daughter, Jennifer Gillespie, Citrus Heights, Calif.; two brothers,
Norman Krause, and Donald (LuWanna) Krause, all of Hecla; five sisters, Bev Elsen, Aberdeen, 
S.D., Dottie (Alan) Schroeder, Rapid City, S.D., Patricia (Richard) Bell, Omaha, Neb., Sharon (Lonnie) White, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sandy Krause, Reseda, Calif.; three grandchildren, Dawn and Danae Pfutzenreuter and Andrea Maggard. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Carson Gerdes, Lee Sullivan, Robert Landreth, Nick Wampler Jr.,
Ron Elsen and Bernie DeHoet. Lynn Glover was the organist for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes, N.D. was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, November 21, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

GLYNN, VERNON VINCENT
Mass of Chistian burial for Vernon Vincent Blynn, 91, Fullerton, will be at 10 a.m. Wed-
nesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Fullerton. The Rev. Gary Luiten will officiate.
   Burial: Church Cemetery, Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale
   Died: Friday, Oct. 18, 1996.
   Born: July 5, 1905, Berring, Mo.
   Parents: Patrick and Alma (Smith) Glynn, also lived in Illinois, Colorado and Milnor.
   Spouse: Rose Steina, married 6 Dec 1941, Minneapolis
   Survivors: wife, Fullerton; son: James Glynn, Cairo, Egypt; daughters: Dorothy (Chris) 
     Geary, San Bernardino, CA; Virginia (Dennis) Hagen, Fullerton; Ruth (Timothy) 
     Crawford, Mars, PA; brothers: Gerald Glynn, Kenneth Glynn, both of Fullerton; sisters: 
     Bernardine Nicolai, Milnor (ND); Marguerite Freeberg, Lisbon (ND); Dorothy Schill, 
     St. Paul, MN; Ruth Wilke, Fullerton.
   Preceded in death by: parents; one sister
   Casketbearers: Kip Lutz, Allan Glynn, Timothy Hagen, Patrick Hagen, Charles Glynn and
     Brian Townsend.
   Organist: Geraldine Glynn, music by Layna Betthe.

Source: Aberdeen American News, Oct. 2, 1996 (jh)

GOULD, PAULINE C. (DOMBROWE)
The funeral for Pauline C. Gould, 70, of Ellendale, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the 
Presbyterian United Methodist Church of  Ellendale. 
   Burial: Huffton Cemetery, Huffton, SD
   Died: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996, Aberdeen Living Center
   Born: Pauine C. Dombrowe, 22 Jun 1926, Groton; grew up near Huffton
   Spouse: William F. Gould, 5 Jul 1947, Miles City, MT, Farmed in Huffton/Claremont 
area until 1966 moved to Oakes.
   Surviors: former husband, Aberdeen; sons: Sandy Gould and Charlie Gould, Aberdeen
   Pianist: Pat Kendall, Duet by Sherwood Monroe and Hope Jury.

Source: Aberdeen American News, Sept 13, 1996 (jh)

HAGEN, LEONARD
The memorial service for Leonard Hagen, 86, of Ellendale, ND, will be at 10:30 a.m. 
Tuesday at the Presbyterian United Methodist Church in Ellendale. The Rev. Mary Ann
Sheldon will officate.
   Burial: Creamated, Carlsen- Holte Funeral Home
   Died: Wednesday, July 22, 1998, St. Luke's Medland Regional Medical Center
   Born: 13 Sept 1911, Silverleaf (Dickey County)
   Parents: Knute and Carolyn Hagen
   Spouse: Ruth Ellsworth married 17 July 1946 at Aberdeen
   Survivors: wife, Ellendale; sons, Boyd Hagen, Vallley City, Lance Hagen, Ellendale;
   brothers: Roland Hagen, Bismarck, Max Hage, Ellendale; Sister: Eva Yuhl, Port 
     Angeles, WA; foster brother: James Bensley, Tonkawa, OK.
   Preceded in death by: parents, four sisters, two brothers
   Casketbearers: Lea Anne Bot, Vicky Crabtree, Rosemary McGough, Larry 
     Hagen, Dennis Hagen, Kenneth Loepp.

Source: Aberdeen American News, July 26, 1998 (jh)

HAMMOND, KATHRYN QUAM
APRIL 13, 1927 - OCTOBER 14, 2002
  Kathryn Elaine Quam was born in Leeds, N.D. on April 13, 1927 to Edwin Alexander and 
Louise Constance (Peterson) Quam. She attended grade and high school in Oakes, N.D.
where her father was the superintendent of Schools. She was graduated from Concordia 
College, Moorhead, Minesota in 1949, majoring in English and music. In 1955, she com-
pleted a Master of Arts degree in English from C.S.C.E. in Greeley, Colorado. She had fur-
ther graduate work at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Wyoming,
Laramie.
  She taught school in Beach, N.D., where she met Donald E. Hammond, who farmed six 
miles south of Golva for almost 50 years. They were married June 20, 1954 in Oakes. Their
daughter, Constance Lynn, was born in 1956.
  Kathryn taught eleven years on the elementary and secondary levels. She was the music
teacher at Beach, and taught English and French at Golva Public Schools. She also taught
eleven years in higher education. She taught under-graduate English at Michigan Technolog-
ical University in Houghton, Michigan, and later taught English at Central Wyoming College,
Riverton, Wyo., before retiring in 1977.
  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton. She was a member of the
American Legion Auxiliary in North Dakota, the Fremont County Genealogical Society, Wind 
River Writers, and Wyoming Writers.
  She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Hammond, Chapman, Kan.; one daughter, 
Constance Hammond, San Francisco, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Ann (David) Rubin of Junction
City, Kan.; three stepsons, Scott (Fran) Hammond, Milroy, Minn.; Harry (Linda) Hammond,
Williston, N.D.; and Bruce (Connie) Hammond, Enid, Okla.; and eight step-grandchildren and 
three step-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Carol (Paul) Perdue, Burnaby,
British Columbia, Canada; and a niece, Joanne (Darcy) Breded, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada.
  Kathryn died October 14, 2002 at Chapman, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is to be buried beside them in Sheyenne Lutheran Cemetery at Pekin, N.D.

Source: The Oakes Times, October 24, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

HANSON, C. KENNETH
APRIL 25, 1922 - OCTOBER 16, 2002
  Charles Kenneth Hanson, 80, of Oakes, N.D., died on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at the
Good Samaritan Center in Oakes.
  Funeral Services were held on Saturday, October 19 at the United Methodist Church with
burial at the Oakes View Cemetery. Visitation was Friday at Dahlstrom Funeral Home.
  Kenneth is survived by his sister Delores Hanson of Fargo; brother Willard Hanson of San
Antonio; four nieces, Barbara Nellermoe of San Antonio, Texas; Linda Woods of Gardner, N.D.;
Elizabeth Zongker and Namcy Nereim, both of LaJolla, Calif.; three nephews, Douglas Hanson
of Winthrop, Minn.; and Wayne and Donald Hanson of Fargo, N.D.; grand-nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Hanson and Thea (Ulness) Hanson; two
brothers, Harry and George E. (Bud) Hanson; one nephew, Lyle Hanson; three sisters-in-law, 
Beth (Mrs. Harry). Grace (Mrs. George E.) and Judith (Mrs. Willard); and one brother-in-law, Roy
Hanson.
  Kenny was born on the farm, three miles south of Verona on April 25, 1922. He grew up on the 
farm and attended school, called Ovid Number One. When his older brother George went into the 
U.S. Army, Kenny stayed home and helped his parents farm. When George returned home, follow-
ing the war, Kenny, along with his parents, moved to his present farm along Highway 1, eight
miles north of Oakes.
  Kenny retired from farming at the age of 55, so he could continue to care for his mother. His sister
Delores and brother George also provided assistance during the final stages of this 24-hour care.
  He was a member of the United Methodist Church, a past member of the Masonic Lodge in Oakes 
and part of the Founders Group that raised money for the remodeling of the Good Samaritan Center
in 1994.
  During his retirement Kenny enjoyed meeting friends for dinner, supper and his regular coffee stops.

Source: The Oakes Times, October 24, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

HARRIS, MARLIN R.
DECEMBER 3, 1923 - NOVEMBER 19, 2002
  The funeral for Marlin R. Harris, of Oakes, N.D. was held on Saturday, November 23, 2002
at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Oakes. Celebrant for the service was Father
Mathew Pamplaniyil and co-celebrant was Father Adam Hasey. Burial was at Oakes View
Cemetery, Oakes.
  Marlin Roger Harris, son of John and Tillie (Benson) Harris was born on December 3, 1923 
in Oakes, where he grew up and attended school. After his schooling, he began farming near
Crete, N.D., where he continued to farm until his retirement in 1984. On June 3, 1942 in Stirum,
N.D., Marlin married Marlys Marie McDermott of Crete, through this union; four sons and three
daughters were born. Throughout his farming career, Marlin raised pigs, sheep, chickens, horses,
beef and dairy cattle, as well as wheat, barley, millet, oats, sunflowers and corn. He served on
the Denver Township Board, the Denver Township School Board, and the Crete Farmers Grain 
Elevator Board. Some of Marlin's interests included horses, whist, dancing, woodcrafts, collecting
vintage toy tractors, and his Chevy pickups. He also crafted his own horse-drawn wagons and sleds.
On April 26, 1999, Marlin entered the Oakes Good Samaritan Center. He was a member of St. 
Charles Catholic Church in Oakes.
  Marlin died on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at the Oakes Community Hospital. He was 78 years old.
  He is survived by four sons, Terry Harris, Minneapolis, Minn., Jack Harris, Minnesota, Tim (Jo Carol) 
Harris, Riverside, Calif., and Mike (Kristine) Harris, Crete; three daughters, Patty (Jeff) Thrall, Leonard, 
N.D., Kathy (Mark) Wyum, and Pam (Bill) Gulleson, all of Rutland, N.D.; twenty-two grandchildren and
sixteen great-grandchildren. Marlin was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Lester, and two 
sisters, Irene Swanson and Laura Gemar.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Marlin's sons and daughters and honarary pallbearers were all
of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Vocalists for the service was Marlin's family and organist
was Cindy Hokana. Marlin's son Mike Harris, read the eulogy and readers for the funeral were Lance
Gulleson and Jordan Wyum. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, November 28, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

HOLSINGER, LESTER (JACK)

Holsinger Service Is Held Tuesday
Lester (Jack) Holsinger, 87, a resident of Ellendale for many years, died here Aug. 17. 
He had been in poor health for some time.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Holte funeral home, Rev. D. W. Nankivel officiating, 
and burial was in the Ellendale cemetery. Active pallbearers were R. F. Donahe, Clyde Philbrick, 
Bill Ashmore, Reese Wallace, Carl Klein and Fred Retzlaff, and honorary pallbearers were 
Dr. A.G. Maercklein, O. E. Combellick, E. W. Ackert, George Philbrick, Ben Ashmore and Grant Montaney.
Mr. Holsinger was born at Palmyra, Wis., Mar. 26, 1870, the son of Levi and Susan Holsinger. 
He came to the Ellendale community in the early 1890s and farmed and ranched in this area. 
On Dec. 16, 1897 in Ellendale he married Nina Maude Reed, who survives.
Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Margie Philbrick of Oakes, two sons sons, James Lester 
of Miami, Ariz., and Gordon Reed of Ridgefield, Wash., one sister, Mrs. Pearl Phillips of Stockton, 
Calif., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Source: Unknown local newspaper dated August 22, 1957
Submitted by Char Kibbie (Nov 2007)

HORAN, FRANK R.
  FRANK R. HORAN, son of Mike Horan and Sarah Collins was born August 12, 1881. 
He married Johanna Brennan at Garretson, S. Dak., October 12, 1908. She died in 1955.
  To this union, two daughters were born: Mrs. Fred Ferch (Margaret) of Verona and 
Mrs. Evelyn Rogers of Long Beach, Calif. He had been a resident of this community for over 
75 years, moving here from Crete, N. Dak. in 1942. He worked for A.H. Denning 
in the Skelly Station from 1943 to 1962.
  He died March 20, 1967 reaching the age of 85 years.
  Left to mourn his passing are two daughters; two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Lillian) Baumgartner 
and Miss Margaret Horan, St. Paul. 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services are held at St. Charles Catholic Church Monday morning at 10 o'clock, 
Very Rev Edward McDonal officiating.
  Pallbearers were A.H. Denning, Ernest Titus, Floyd Ferguson, Clarence Sather, Don Larson 
and S.H. Jensen
  Burial was in St. Charles Cemetery, Oakes, N. Dak.

Source: The Oakes Times, Oakes, North Dakota, 16 April 1967
Submitted by Carole Brennan Demers (May 2006)  (ck)

HORAN, JOHANNA C. (BRENNAN)
JOHANNA C. (BRENNAN) HORAN, daughter of Patrick and Margaret Brennan 
was born at Fountain, Minn., July 4, 1879.
  In 1908 she was united in marriage to Frank Horan at Garretson S.D. To this union 
two daughters were born, both of whom survive: Mrs. Fred Ferch (Margaret) of Verona 
and Mrs. C.A. Rogers (Evelyn) of Downey, Calif.
  Deceased had been a resident of the Oakes community for the past 47 years. 
She passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 24 and at the time of her death had reached 
the age of 76 years, 5 months and 20 days.
  Left to mourn her passing are her husband, her two daughters, and five grandchildren, 
as well as two brothers: Martin Brennan of Luverne, Minn. and Daniel J. Brennan of Ellendale. 
Her parents, two sisters and four brothers precded her in death.
  Funeral services were held at St. Charles church Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock, 
the Very Rev. Edward McDonald officiating. Pall bearers were Floyd Ferguson, M.J. Pfeifer, 
A.H. Denning, C.B. Mikkelson, George Henger and Matt German. Bural was 
in St. Charles cemetery with Pederson Funeral Home in charge.

Source: The Oakes Times, Oakes, North Dakota, 29 Dec 1955
Submitted by Carole Brennan Demers (May 2006)  (ck)

[HOWE] LIND, ALICE
Mrs. Peter Lind of Glover, who had made Dickey county her home since her birth, passed 
away at her home at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of six years.  The end came 
quietly although in recent weeks she had been in a serious condition.  Alice May Howe, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Howe, pioneer Dickey county residents, was born October 22, 
1884 on territory which is now called Wright township.  Her mother still resides on the home 
place, Mr. Howe having passed away Sept. 10, 1931.  Mrs. Howe is past 84 years old.  
The deceased was united in marriage to Peter Lind of Glover June 5, 1909.  At the time of 
Mrs. Lind's death the family was residing in James River Valley township.  She was a good 
wife and mother and even in her illness was courageous and loving.  She received the best 
of care from her devoted husband and the two children born to the union.  In addition to Mr. Lind 
survivors are one son, Vern Stanley, and one daughter, Mrs. Marriott Albertson, both residing 
at the home; two sisters, Mrs. F. A. Stavely, on the home farm at Glover and Mrs. A. S. Peterson 
of Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands; and the aged mother.  Funeral services have been set for Friday 
at 2 p.m. at the Glover church with interment in the Glover cemetery.  Rev. J.O. Ronsberg will 
officiate.  
Mrs. Lind was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran church.  Pallbearers chosen for 
the last rites are J. Oscar Nelson, Carl Iverson, M. B. Olson, Albert Pearson, Ben O. Bergstrom 
and C. E. Olson.

Submitted by Dina McIntyre from unknown newspaper source (December 2014) csk

HUBER, JUDY
Bowdle - Judy Huber, 59, Bowdle, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, 
in a motor vehicle accident near Mina. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bowdle, 
with Pastor Robin Wanner-Schaunaman officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Bowdle. 
Family and casketbearers are asked to meet at the church 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. 
Organist will be Mardella Bieber and ushers will be Stanley Zimmer and Jason Bishop. 

Visitation will be at Miller Funeral Home, Bowdle, from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. 

Judith Elaine Huber was born June 2, 1945, in St. Cloud, Minn., to Wilbur and Inez Sheppard. 
Being the daughter of a teacher and a school superintendent, Judy was raised 
in various towns in North Dakota. She graduated from Lisbon High School in 1962. 
She then went on to receive her training and degree in home economics 
from North Dakota State University in Fargo. In 1967, Judy entered 
the Peace Corps as a home economics teacher and worked in Nepal 
for a year and half. After the Peace Corps, Judy worked as a home economist 
in Fort Yates for a short time. 
She then moved to Aberdeen were she served as the Extension Home Economist 
in Brown County. 

On July 6, 1974, Judy married Oscar E. Huber. They then moved to the Huber farmstead 
seven miles northeast of Bowdle. After raising four children, she then went back to work. 
She was currently employed at Alexander Mitchell Library in Aberdeen. Judy was a master gardener, 
painter and spent much of her time researching genealogy. 
Judy became interested in genealogy after the death of her father in 1981. 
With her passion in genealogy, Judy created Prairie Family Publisher as a personally 
owned business. Her interest in genealogy led her to spend many hours visiting, documenting, 
and indexing cemeteries in the region. Judy will also be remembered for her love of music. 
She was a member and past chairman of the South Dakota Genealogy Association and 
also was a 4-H leader and a past Bowdle Mother's Club member. 

Judy is survived by her husband Oscar; sons: Paul (Alanna), Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kirk (Nicole), 
Bowdle; Ryan, Bowdle; a daughter Rosann, Brookings; mother: Inez Sheppard, Fargo N.D.; 
two brothers: Ben (Sandy) Sheppard, Casper, Wyo.; Alan Sheppard, Fargo N.D.
Three grandchildren: Paul Jacob Jr.; Braden; and Sadie. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Wilbur Sheppard. 

Casketbearers will be Mark Sheppard, Larry Sandness, Glen Cooper, Dave McCarlson, 
Jesse Kappenman and DeWayne Weiszhaar. 

Miller Funeral Home, Bowdle, is in charge of arrangements. 

Published in the Aberdeen News on 5/24/2005. Contributed by La Rae Huelsmann July 2005.

HVISTENDAHL, CHARLOTTE ANN
APRIL 28, 1916 - DECEMBER 21, 2002
  Born in Lamar, Mo. to Thomas and Dally (Perkins) Dugdale, Charlotte married Dale E. Hvistendahl
on May 31, 1941 in Huron, S.D. The couple had three children. Music marked Charlotte's life. At age
16 she took second place in the South Dakota soprano contest. She graduated, cum laude, from
Huron College, in 1938 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in vocal music. At age 62, she earned a 
Master of Science degree in organ pedagogue from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. 
Charlotte taught vocal music for seventeen years in public schools in Minnesota and the Dakotas.
From 1973-1989 she was voice teacher at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, N.D. For rhe past
three years she has resided at the Oakes Good Samaritan Center.
  Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, two infant brothers, and her husband Dale (in 1993).
  She is survived by her children: Douglas (Betty Jo) Hvistendahl, Ellendale; Nancy (Larry) Hansen, 
Oakes, N.D.; and the Rev. Donna (Rev. Kenneth) Brown, Silver Spring, Md.; two brothers and one sister: 
Melvin Dugdale, Huron; Lawrence Dugdale, Edina, Minn.; Viola McDougal, Oklahoma City, Okla.;
five grandchildren: Martin Hansen of Markesan, Wis.; Randy Hansen, Foley, Mo.; Loren Hansen, 
Mankato, Minn.; Amanda Harris, Mankato; and Erik Kringen, Knoxville, Tenn.: two step-grandchildren:
Seth Brown, Arlington, Va. and Kenneth Brown II, Mendota Heights, Minn.; and ten great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held Friday, December 27, 2002 at the United Methodist Church in Oakes
with Rev. David A. Andrews officiating. Burial was at Ellendale City Cemetery, Ellendale. Arrangements
were by Hoven Funeral Chapel.

Source: The Oakes Times, January 2, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

JUST, FREDRIC
Fredric W. Just, 45, of Phoenix and formerly of Oakes, N.D., died Sunday, May 24, 1998, 
at the Veterans Hospital in Phoenix.
Memorial service  Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church of Oakes. 
The Rev. Harvey Pederson will officiate.
   Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Arizona Aftercare is in charge of 
arrangements.
   Born: July 21, 1952 at Bismarck, N.D. 
   Parents: Theophil and Verna Just 
   Spouse: Denise Waite married  June 24, 1972. 
   Survivors: wife of Phoenix; his mother of Oakes, sister, Raylene Erickson of Delano, 
Minn.; brothers, Martin Just of Ankeny, Iowa, Lloyd Just of Aberdeen and Gerhart Just 
of Fargo, N.D.
   Preceded in death by: his father.

Source: Aberdeen American News, May 28, 1998 (jh)

KELSH, LUCILLE ABIGAIL
Lucille Abigail Kelsh was born January 17, 1916 in the house in Porter township where she lived 
all of her too brief life. She died on February 6, 1932 in St. Anthony's hospital at Oakes at the age 
of sixteen years and twenty days, after an illness that had confined her to her bed since Christmas. 
Funeral services were conducted by her pastor Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 9 o'clock at the home with burial 
from the Ellendale church at 11 o'clock and interment in the Ellendale cemetery. She was in the junior year 
of the Fullerton high school, keeping up the work until the Christmas vacation and taking part in all 
of the school activities. She was also an active member of the local 4-H club. She received her first communion 
July 17, 1927 from Father Long and was later confirmed, exhibiting a faith unusual in one so young. 
She was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Kelsh in a family noted for its unity and affection. 
Her going makes the first break in the family circle. Left to mourn her loss, besides her parents, are 
five brothers, George, Josephine and Alice; also Mrs. Geo Kelsh and their two sons. All of these 
are either at home or living in the near vicinity. In  addition are her many schoolmates, and family friends 
who deeply feel her passing for hers was the gift of making friends. 
"We cannot say, and we will not say, That she is dead. She is just away."

Source: The Oakes Times, February 11, 1932. 
Transcription courtesy of Mary Ann Kunrath, DCHS.
Submitted by Chris Dick, 1 Oct 2005.

KELSH, MRS. T. J.
Mrs. T. J. Kelsh, a resident of Porter township for the past 52 years, 
passed away November 26 (1953) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Oakes. 
She was born on Nov. 25, 1871, the daughter of Anna and Leopold Zemanek 
of Buchanan county, Iowa so had just passed her 82nd birthday.

Her marriage to Timothy J. Kelsh took place in Iowa on April 6, 1896. 
Five years later in the spring of 1901 they came to North Dakota to make 
their home from the virgin prairie and there she has lived continuously since.

Her interests were many and varied. She was an enthusiastic gardener and 
an  exceptionally talented seamstress and tailoress-a real craftsman. She was 
a charter member of the R.F.D. Homemakers club. In 1929 she received 
the honor and recognition of being chosen one of the first four Master Farm 
Homemakers in North Dakota.

Her own home was a model of efficiency and comfort. She combined 
an unusually alert intelligence with a warm and kindly interest in people 
and events. Her Daily and weekly newspapers were read thoroughly 
and she enjoyed good books up to the day she became ill. No one came 
to her door who was not sincerely and cordially welcomed and on Sundays 
and holidays her home was full of family and friends. She was a member of 
M. J. McElvain Legion Auxiliary and St. Patrick's Altar Society.

Left to mourn her passing are eight children; George and Thomas, 
farmers in the Fullerton vicinity, Francis of Oakes, Vincent of Lisbon, 
Lawrence of Salem, Ore., Alice of Fullerton, Josephine of Washington, D.C., 
and Mary of Bismarck. Her husband, Timothy J. Kelsh and one daughter, Lucille, 
preceded her in death. She in also survived by 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Rosary service was held Friday night at St. Patrick's church in Fullerton. 
Requiem high mass was celebrated Saturday morning by Rev. Chas. Veach, 
Mrs. Julius Honl of Oakes and Irene Brennan Wade of Ellendale 
assisting with the music.
     
Pall bearers were five grandsons: George Jr., Leo, John, Jerry, and Dennis Kelsh 
and a foster son, Sgt. Doran C. Adams of Rapid City, S. D. air base. Honorary 
pall bearer was another grandson, Timothy J. Kelsh, EM2 U. S. navy, now serving in Japan.

Burial was made in St. Patrick's cemetery at Fullerton.

Source: The Oakes Times, 1953
Submitted by Chris Dick, (Oct 2005) csk.

KELSH, T. J.
DEATH COMES TO TIMOTHY KELSH

Funeral Services Held Yesterday For Widely Known Dickey County Resident

In the death of T. J. Kelsh of Fullerton on Friday Feb. 2, Dickey county lost another 
of its early settlers, a man who sought to render service rather than to ask favors. 
Although not old in years as we are inclined to look upon life, “Tim,” as old and young 
alike knew him, was old in years of good deeds done. No man worthy of that title ever 
came to him with a reasonable request that was not given all possible consideraton (sic).

At Fullerton and in Porter township where he lived Mr. Kelsh had participated in every 
affair of a major public nature. For 24 years he served as a member of the Porter township 
board and 16 years of the school board. From 1920 until 1924 he was state senator 
from this county. He served as president of the LaMoure Production Credit Association 
during its existence and was president of the White Stone National Farm Loan Association 
of Oakes. For many years he was Consul of the Modern Woodmen of America, was 
at one time a member of the K. C. and always a member of the Catholic Church.

Timothy Joseph Kelsh was born at Platteville, Wis., Dec. 21, 1873, the son of George and 
Abigail (Connell) Kelsh. When he was but eight years of age his mother died and he was reared 
by paternal grandparents. His early education was received at Platteville, Wis., and Lamont, Iowa.

In 1896 he was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Zemanek of Lamont, Iowa. For five years 
he farmed in Buchanan county, Iowa. In 1901 they came to Porter township north of Fullerton, 
the place which continued as his home until death overtook him. In the history book of Dickey county 
Mr. Kelsh is given credit when the book was published, in 1930, of farming the largest tract of land 
in Porter township and owned six quarter sections in addition to land rented by himself and sons. 
He was the first, says that book, to erect a silo in his township. On the 23rd day of February, 1926, 
he received the unanimous endorsement for lieutenant governor of our state at Devils Lake by 
the Independent Voters Association, commonly called the I.V.A., but was not nominated 
at the June primaries, losing by mere handful of votes. 

His oldest brother Will passed away just one week before. One daughter, Lucille, 
died February 6, 1932. A sister, May and two other brothers, John and Thomas, 
preceded him in death. Of the immediate survivors are the wife, five sons and three daughters. 
They are Francis, Thomas, Vincent, George and Lawrence, Mary, Josephine and Alice. 
Five grand sons also mourn his loss, namely Geo. Jr., Timmie, Leo and John, 
sons of George Kelsh and Denny Joe, son of Vincent Kelsh. Also surviving are two sisters, 
Mrs. Charles Hay of Fullerton, Mrs. John Veach of Dougherty, Iowa and half sister, 
Mrs. Anton Freund of Dubuque, Iowa.

Children residing at a distance arrived early in the week. Lawrence, employed with U. S. 
Engineers at Portland, Ore., came Sunday; Francis from Palm Springs, Calif., Monday; Josephine, 
connected with the federal crop insurance office in Minneapolis, arrived Saturday as did 
also Vincent and family from Lidgerwood.

Funeral mass was said Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Patrick's Mission Church 
at Fullerton with public services at the Fullerton hall at 10 a. m.  Burial was made in 
the Catholic cemetery at Ellendale. His five sons and a nephew, Clifford Hay, served 
as pall bearers.

Timothy Joseph Kelsh died 2 Febuary 1940, age 66, at Fullerton, ND.

Submitted by Chris Dick, (Oct 2005) csk.

KIDDER, ELMER
"It is the sad duty of the Mail this week to announce the death, which 
occured last Sunday of Elmer Kidder, at Merricourt, aged 78 years, 6 
months, and one day.  The result of death was due to a series of 
complications.  The deceased has lived in Merricourt for the past seven 
years with his son coming from Iowa to locate here.  The funeral was 
held from the Presbyterian church on Tuesday afternoon , Rev Johnston 
presenting the sermon, and music being furnished by the choir.  
Interment was made in Mt Hope Cemetery.  The bereaved ones have the 
sympathy of a large circle of friends in the loss of their loved one."

Source: Newspaper unknown but possibly The Edgeley Mail, Edgeley, LaMoure Co, ND on/abt 5/24/1914
Submitted by great-great-granddaughter
Sharon Jones, (Dec 2005) csk.

KIDDER, ELMER
"Mr Elmer Kidder was born in Athol, Mass., November 23, 1835, and died 
May 24, 1914, of heart complications, aged 78 years, 6 months and one 
day.  At the age of nine years he moved from Mass. to Illinois with his 
parents, and at the age of 20 years, he was married to Elvira Marble, 
May 6th, 1856.  To this union four children were born, one son and three 
daughters, all of whom are living:  Mrs J E Blackburn, of Quincy, Ill., 
Mrs L P Ormsby of Edgeley, ND., Mr W E Kidder of Merricourt, ND., and 
Mrs R S McKee of Manila, Iowa.  In 1875 he moved from Illinois to Iowa 
from there to North Dakota in 1907, where he lived with his son until 
his death.  He, with his wife, united with the Congregational church in 
early life.  On May 6th he with his wife celebrated his 58th wedding 
anniversary.  An aged wife and four children mourn his death."

Source: Newspaper unknown but possibly The Edgeley Mail, Edgeley, LaMoure Co, ND on/abt 5/24/1914
Submitted by great-great-granddaughter Sharon Jones, (Dec 2005) csk.

KIDDER, ELVIRA
"GRANDMA KIDDER DEAD- The death of Mrs Elmer Kidder occured at the home 
of her son, W E Kidder, near Merricourt, Monday morning Dec 11th, at the 
age of 81 years and 3 months.  The funeral took place at the 
Presbyterian church on Wednesday afternoon, Rev Wells officiating.  The 
choir rendered 2 selections and Mrs Walsworth and Mrs Neibauer sang 
"Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."  Interment was made in the Mt Hope 
cemetery.  Elvira Marble was born on September 11, 1853 (should be 
1835), at Dunham, Ontario.  At the age of 5 years she emigrated with her 
parents to New York State, going down the St Lawrence by boat.  They 
lived there until her 16th year, she again emigrated with her parents to 
the State of Illinois.  At the age of 20 she was united in marriage to 
Elmer Kidder and to this union was born 4 children Mrs J E Blackburn of 
Qunicy, Ill., Mrs LP Ormsby of Edgeley, W E Kidder of Merricourt and Mrs 
R S McKee of Vivian, SD.  In 1875 she removed from Illinois with her 
husband to Iowa, where she remained until 1907 when she came to ND, 
where she remained until her death.  In early life she with her husband 
joined the Congregational church and has lived a Christian life.  She 
was a good and loving mother, always devoted to her family and to her 
home.  Her husband preceded her to the great beyond in May 1914.  The 
bereaved ones have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow."

Source: Newspaper unknown but possibly The Edgeley Mail, Edgeley, 
LaMoure Co, ND on/abt. Jan 16, 1917
Submitted by great-great-granddaughter Sharon Jones, (Dec 2005) csk.

KLINGER, MARILYN H.
MARCH 12, 1936 - JANUARY 4, 2003
  The funeral for Marilyn H. Klinger, of Oakes, N.D. was held on Wednesday, January 8, 2003
at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Oakes with Reverend David Andrews officiating.
Burial was at Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes.
  Marilyn Helen Klinger, daughter of John Paul and Margaret (Brown) Klinger was born on March 12,
1936 in Philadelphia, Pa. Graduating from Haverford High School in 1954, she enrolled at Phil-
adelphia College of Bible, participating in inner city outreach. In 1957, Marilyn was in the Philadelphia
Billy Graham Crusade Choir. She was employed by American Baptist Publications, before moving
to Oakes with her parents in 1964. Marilyn's main focus was in her United Methodist Church as a 
teacher and U.M.W. officer, being named one year as a Woman in Mission. She enjoyed being part
of the Good Samaritan Methodist Circle. Her main relaxation was in creating fine embroidery.
  Marilyn died on Saturday, January 4, 2003 at her home under hospice care in Oakes. She was 66
years old.
  She is survived by her mother, Margaret, Oakes; one brother Bryce (Joanne) Klinger, Fergus Falls,
Minn., one sister, Diane "Dee" M. Billops, Albuquerque, N.M.; several nieces and nephews, and a 
host of caring friends. Her father preceded Marilyn in death.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Timothy Klinger, Miles Thompson, Garry Opp, Harvey Wolff, Bob
Olson, and Alvin Larson. Carole Wolff was the organist, Barb Burley was the pianist, and Wayne
and Bev Nielsen provided special music for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in
charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, January 9, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

KOLDEN, HARLAN C. (HARLEY)
MARCH 18, 1933 - JANUARY 15, 2003
  The memorial service for Harlan C. (Harley) Kolden, 69 of Hecla, S.D. was held at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 18, 2003 at St. John's Lutheran Church of Hecla. Rev. Al Magnuson officiated.
Burial of the cremains will take place at a later date. Price Funeral Chapel of Hecla was in charge
of the arrangements. Harlan died peacefully at his home in Hecla, on Wednesday, January 15
following a long struggle with cancer.
  Harlan C. Kolden was born March 18, 1933 at Britton, S.D. to Ole Edward and Ruth Elizabeth 
(Mathis) Kolden. As a youngster, he grew up on the family farm near Lake City, and attended rural
school in Marshall County. At the age of 10, he moved with his family to Britton, where he continued
his schooling. Two years later they moved to Aberdeen, and Harley graduated from Aberdeen 
Central High School in 1952.
  After receiving his education, Harley served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was in the
U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and served as a Platoon Sargeant before his discharge.
  On his return to the United States, Harley settled in Aberdeen, and took a job as a sales represen-
tative for Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola.
  Harley married Helen Carmen Hukki at Webster on December 7, 1957.
  They lived in Aberdeen, where Harley continued to work as a salesman. He took a position with
Office Equipment Company, and eventually became part owner for a period of time. He worked there
for more than 20 years before retiring in 1989.
  Harley and Helen were making their home on Clear Lake, near Lake City, S.D. during their retirement. 
Harley was always very willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or neighbor in need. He loved the 
outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He kept very active in his retirement. In his younger
years, Harley had been an excellent bowler and also belonged to the Drift Busters Snowmobiling Club.
He was a member of the V.F.W. and St. John's Lutheran Church.
  In 1995, Harley and Helen moved to Hecla, and have made it their home since that time. The past years 
of Harley's life were made easier by the loving care he received from Dr. Conklin and his staff. During 
the final weeks, the loving hearts and caring souls of the nurses and workers on the third floor of Avera
St. Luke's Hospital were especially treasured by Harley and his family.
  Harley is survived by his wife, Helen Kolden of Hecla; two sons and a daughter; Steven Kolden and wife, 
Rose of Christchurch, New Zealand; Patricia Helmbrecht of Billings, Mont.; and Todd (Butch) Kolden of 
Aberdeen; five grandchildren: Jessica (Jessie-poo), Hannah, Russell, Stephanie and Matthew Harlan;
one great-granddaughter, Halie; one sister: Betty Ferrin of Kent, Wash. and a brother, Robert (Kathryn)
Kolden of South Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents.
  Music for the memorial service was provided by Lois Magnuson, organist and Janis Pearson, soloist.
The flag was presented by Robert Wuertz. Honary casketbearers were all of Harley's many friends.

Source: The Oakes Times, January 23, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

KRAFT, EARL L.
DECEMBER 2, 1917 - JANUARY 14, 2003
  The funeral for Earl L. Kraft, of Oakes, N.D. was held on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 2:00 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church in Oakes with Reverend David Andrews officiating. Burial was at
Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes.
  Earl Louie Kraft, son of Alvin and Marie (Muths) Kraft was born on December 2, 1917 in Harlem,
Mont. He moved with his family to North Dakota in 1919, where he grew up and attended school. 
Earl was united in marriage to Lorene Lamb on September 18, 1940 in Cogswell, N.D. The couple 
farmed in the Cogswell area until 1953, when Earl began working for Handy's Dairy. He then worked
for Ben Garland as mason, before starting Kraft Konkrete in 1964 and running his own business
until retiring in 1980. Earl continued to work as a custodian and meal deliverer for the Senior Center
until 1994. He was active in the C.C.C.'s up until the time of his death. Earl was a member of the
United Methodist Church in Cogswell. He enjoyed fishing and loved gardening and growing roses.
  Earl died on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 in Minneapolis, Minn. He was 85 years old.
  He is survived by his wife, Lorene, Oakes; four sons, Emery (Carol), Pelican Rapids, Minn., Edward
(Sheila), and John (Jean), all of Bismarck, N.D. and Gary (Julie), Kihei, Hawaii; two daughters, Gayle 
(Ronald) Montgomery, San Diego, Calif. and Susan (David) Larson, Oakes; two brothers, Howard
(Mary Ann), Paradise Valley, Ariz. and Lester (Beverly), Forman, N.D.; thirteen grandchildren and
ten great-grandchildren. Earl was preceded in death by one son, Ronald, his parents, one brother, 
Melvin, and a granddaughter, Alyssa Kraft.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Michael Kraft, Jackie Kolpack, Jason Kraft, Jeryn Hooey, Tavis 
Larson, Chris Larson, Keri Larson, Dana Miller, Cassandra McKinney, Zachary Kraft, John Montgomery,
Alvin Montgomery and Emily Montgomery. Delores Hassebroek was the organist, Audrey Enger was
the pianist, and Rev. David Andrews and Henry Hassebroek sang a duet for the service. Dahlstrom
Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, January 23, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

LAMB, MADLYN M.
SEPTEMBER 6, 1922 - OCTOBER 23, 2002
  Madlyn M. Lamb, 80 of Cogswell, N.D., died Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at MeritCare Hospital
in Fargo, N.D. Her funeral service was Saturday, October 26, 2002 at the United Methodist Church 
of Cogswell, with Reverend David Andrews officiating. Burial was at the Old Sargent Cemetery of
rural Cogswell, under the direction of the Price Funeral Chapel of Forman, N.D.
  Madlyn M. Englerth was born September 6, 1922 in Wisconsin, to Phillip and Nina (Heacock) 
Englerth. As an infant, she moved with her family to the Harlem Township of Sargent County, N.D.
She attended Harlem elementary schools and graduated from Cogswell High School in 1941.
  On August 23, 1946, Madlyn married Roy A. Lamb in El Paso, Texas. After his discharge from
military service in 1947, they moved to the John Lamb farm southeast of Cogswell. They farmed
in Sargent Township until 1971. At that time, they moved into Cogswell, and have made it their home
since then.
  Madlyn worked in various places, including serving as site manager for the Cogswell Senior Center
until retiring in the early 80's. She also worked for more than 30 years as an Avon Sales Representative.
Madlyn was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, the Cogswell Community Club and had served 
on the Park Board for a number of years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cogswell. 
She had served as a church trustee, General Aid President, as well as president of the Circle of Hope.
Madlyn was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. She had a vast array of pens that she 
enjoyed collecting.
  Madlyn is survived by her husband, Roy of Cogswell; one daughter: Phyllis Lamb of Fergus Falls, 
Minn; two sons: Jerry (Darlene) Lamb of Lisbon, and Roydon (Doris) Lamb of Webster, S.D.; 11
grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother,
and a son, Gordon Lamb who died in 1983.
  Casketbearers were Tim Klinger, Lyn Lamb, Jason Lamb, John Lamb, Jay Lamb and Jeffrey Lamb.
Honorary casketbearers were members of the Cogswell American Legion Post #38 Auxiliary. Music 
was  provided by Deloris Hassebroek, organist was Henry Hassebroek and David Andrews was 
the vocalist.

Source: The Oakes Times, October 31, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

LANDER, DELYN BETH
NOVEMBER 30, 1960 - DECEMBER 22, 2002
  Delyn Beth Lander, 42, has joined the angels on December 22, 2002, at MeritCare Hospital
Fargo, N.D., after a long battle with breast cancer.
  She was born on November 30, 1960 in Oakes, N.D., the daughter of John and Nadine (Miller) 
Greenmyer. She grew up on the family farm between Stirum and Crete. She attended Oakes
High School graduating in 1979. She then attended Moorhead Tech for two years.
  Delyn "Dee" Lander worked for 17 years for West Acres Development, before joining Goldmark
Property Management where she was currently employed.
  She is survived by her husband Bruce, Fargo, N.D., her parents John and Nadine Greenmyer,
Lisbon, N.D., and her mother-in-law, Geraldine Lander, St. Paul, Minn.; a brother, Kevon Greenmyer, 
Britton, S.D.; two sisters, Lori (Wayne) Pritchard, Verona, N.D., and Paula (Darrell) Brummund,
Oakes, N.D.; nieces and nephews, Casey, Tyler, Luke, Kaylee, Kelsey, Amanda and Austin.
  She was preceded in death by her brother Mark Greenmyer in heaven and Arvid Lander.
  Funeral services were held Friday, January 3, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Stirum, N.D.
Burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Stirum.
  Arrangements were made by Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home.

Source: The Oakes Times, January 2, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

LARSON, ARLYS L.
OCTOBER 29, 1949 - NOVEMBER 1, 2002
  The funeral for Arlys L. Larson, of Oakes, N.D., was Tuesday, November 5, 2002
at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Oakes, N.D. with Reverend Harvey Pederson
officiating.
  Arlys Louise Hanson, daughter of Arland and Evelyn (Solper) Hanson was
born on October 29, 1949 at Bottineau, N.D., where she grew up and attended
school. She was united in marriage to Chris Larson on October 10, 1975 at Minot,
N.D. They made their home in Oakes, where Arlys was employed as a soil technician
for the Department of Natural Resources in their Oakes and Ellendale offices.
She was also employed at Clines Café in Oakes. Arlys worked together with her
husband Chris on his new business, C & C Pickup Parts. She was a big part of it,
working nights and weekends after her full-time job.
  Arlys loved to shop and buy little presents for her children, grandchildren, husband 
and friends. Her cheerful and always positive attitude made her friends with every-
one she met. The love that she and Chris shared at the end was strong and unmatched. 
The last years of their marriage were the happiest. Arlys will be missed by everyone 
that knew her, especially her husband and soul mate, Chris.
  Arlys passed away Friday, November 1, 2002, in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester,
Minnesota. She was 53 years old.
  She is survived by her husband, Chris C. Larson, Oakes; two sons, Cale Larson,
Fargo, N.D. and Rich (Kim) Moore, Frankford, Del.; two daughters, Wanda (Jeff) Meyer,
Farmington, Minn and Wendy (Fred) Hornick, Lawrenceville, Ga.; two stepsons, Chris F. 
(Vivian) Larson, Sidney, Mont. and Kelly (Denise) Larson, Fargo; nine grandchildren,
Taylor, Blaine, Jarod, KayLee, Jessica, Virginia, Autumn, Dylann and Brennen; her
mother, Evelyn Hanson, Bottineau, N.D.; two brothers, Gordon Hanson, St. Paul, Neb. 
and Duane (Diane) Hanson, Springfield, Mont.; three sisters, Janice (Wayne) Stavang,
San Jose, Calif., Marie Nortsgaard, Taylor, Texas and Naomi (Tom) Carlton, Wilkinson,
Ind. She was preceded in death by her father Arland, and a brother Mike.
  Casketbearers were Larry Thorpe, Lloyd Gebhardt, John Forward, Tom Rodine, Gary
White and Harry Cline. Honorary pallbearer was Dale Vosberg. Special music was
provided by Donna Cline as organist and Christina Kuhn as soloist. Dahlstrom Funeral
Home in Oakes was in charge of the arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, November 7, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

LARSON, ELDORA
MARCH 5, 1915 - OCTOBER 8, 2002
  The funeral for Eldora Larson, 87, of Oakes, N.D. was held on Saturday, October 12, 2002
at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Oakes with Reverend David Andrews officiating.
Burial was at Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes.
  Eldora Van Middlesworth, daughter of Frank and Anna (Barta) Van Middlesworth was born on 
March 5, 1915 in Fullerton, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. After her schooling,
Eldora taught at a country school near Verona, N.D. for three years. She was united in marriage
to Earl larson on September 16, 1937 in Fullerton. The couple farmed in the Oakes area until
1942, when they moved to the Fullerton area and farmed. In 1962, Earl and Eldora moved into
Oakes where Eldora worked at the Ben Franklin Store for several years. The couple retired in 1975.
Earl died on February 26, 1998. Eldora was an active member of the United Methodist Church
in Oakes. She was a member of the Eagles Club in Valley City, N.D., the Fullerton Legion Auxilliary
and the Royal Neighbors of America. Eldora loved collecting angels, baking and growing flowers.
  Eldora died on Tuesday, October 8, 2002 at Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She was 87 years old.
  She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Ron) Nelson, White Bear Lake, Minn. and Patricia 
(Dr. Carroll) Rund, Menomonie, Wis.; five grandchildren, Joelle Nelson, Jessica (Pat) Brandt,
Jill LeMire, Trista (Jim) Higgins, and Tracee Rund. Eldora was preceded in death by her husband, 
parents, two brothers and two sisters.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Jim Van Middlesworth, Bill Van Middlesworth, Vic Thompson, 
Robert Brokaw-Gary, Harvey Karas, Ron Christenson, B.C. Simek, and Ron Haase. Honorary
Pallbearers were Thor Wiek and Don McDougall. Carole Wolff was the organist, Barb Burley was 
the pianist and Art Brandvold was the soloist for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes
was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, October 17, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

LARSON, LEOLA G.
  The funeral for Leola G. Larson, of Lisbon, N.D., formerly of Milnor, N.D., was held Tuesday,
December 31, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Milnor Lutheran Church, Milnor with Reverend Arthur Larson
officiating. Burial was at Milnor Lutheran Cemetery, Milnor.
  Leola Strandberg was born May 13, 1909, on her grandfather's homestead in Aliceton Town-
ship, near Milnor. She was the daughter of Peter and Selma (Ringdahl) Strandberg. Leola at-
tended school in the Aliceton Consolidated School for eleven years and graduated from Milnor
High School in 1927. She then attended Valley City Teachers College where she received her
standard teacher's certificate. On December 30, 1933, she married William (Bill) Larson. In
addition to helping her husband farm, Leola taught school in the southeastern part of the state
for twenty-nine years and also three years in Wilmot, S.D. Leola retired in 1972, and moved into 
Milnor. In February of 1995, she moved into the Parkside Lutheran Home, Lisbon, N.D. She was 
a member of the Milnor Lutheran Church, the Milnor Garden Club and the Milnor Senior Citizen's
Group.
  Leola passed away Friday, December 27, 2002, at the Lisbon Medical Center, Lisbon. She was
93 years.
  She is survived by a daughter, Carol (Charles) Holmstrom, Gwinner, N.D.; a son, Allen (Gloria) 
Larson, Northglenn, Colo.; a sister, Lois Hendrickson, Milnor; a granddaughter, Rita Holmstrom,
Fargo, N.D.; two grandsons, Chad (Terri) Larson, Thorton, Colo. and Brian Larson, Arvada, Colo.;
two great granddaughters, Hailey and Madison Larson; and three sisters-in-law, Myrtle Strandberg,
Valley City, Sadie (Larson) Olson, Port Orchard, Wash. and Helen (Larson) Tweit, Miles City, Mont.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a brother, Merrill Strandberg.
  Casketbearers were as follows: Mike Brenna, Jason Brenna, Jeff Brenna, Kraig Levang, Chris
Carlson, Brandon Hogness, Jon Strandberg and Scott Strandberg. Jon and Carol Ydstie provided
special music for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Milnor was in charge of the arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, January 9, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

LAWRENCE, TRUMAN W.
Lawrence-At his home in Ellendale, North Dakota, Saturday, November 
28, 1891, of typhoid fever, Truman W. Lawrence, aged 41 years.
Deceased was born in Pennsylvania and when but a boy removed with 
his parents to River Falls, Wisconsin, where the years of his Youth 
were spent. On July 4, 1877, he was married to Elizabeth Hayes. The 
result of this union is four children, who with the mother Mourn the 
loss of husband and father, in the spring of 1882 he came to Dickey 
County and located on a quarter section of land a few Miles west of 
town. Removing to town he followed the blacksmithing business, which 
occupation he continued until the time of his death. The funeral 
obsequies were conducted by Rev. P.P. Farmer last Monday, and the 
remains were interred in the Ellendale Cemetery.

Source:  Dickey County Leader Dec. 13, 1891
Submitted by  Harriet Busteed (September 2012) csk

LIND, ALICE HOWE
Mrs. Peter Lind of Glover, who had made Dickey county her home since her birth, passed 
away at her home at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday following an illness of six years.  The end came 
quietly although in recent weeks she had been in a serious condition.  Alice May Howe, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Howe, pioneer Dickey county residents, was born October 22, 
1884 on territory which is now called Wright township.  Her mother still resides on the home 
place, Mr. Howe having passed away Sept. 10, 1931.  Mrs. Howe is past 84 years old.  
The deceased was united in marriage to Peter Lind of Glover June 5, 1909.  At the time of 
Mrs. Lind’s death the family was residing in James River Valley township.  She was a good 
wife and mother and even in her illness was courageous and loving.  She received the best 
of care from her devoted husband and the two children born to the union.  In addition to Mr. Lind 
survivors are one son, Vern Stanley, and one daughter, Mrs. Marriott Albertson, both residing 
at the home; two sisters, Mrs. F. A. Stavely, on the home farm at Glover and Mrs. A. S. Peterson 
of Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands; and the aged mother.  Funeral services have been set for Friday 
at 2 p.m. at the Glover church with interment in the Glover cemetery.  Rev. J.O. Ronsberg will 
officiate.  
Mrs. Lind was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran church.  Pallbearers chosen for 
the last rites are J. Oscar Nelson, Carl Iverson, M. B. Olson, Albert Pearson, Ben O. Bergstrom 
and C. E. Olson.

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LIND, PETER
Peter Lind, a resident of this state since 1891, passed away at the home of his son Vern in our city 
Sunday forenoon, Aug. 6 at 10:40 a.m.  He had been in poor health since June of last year when 
a paralytic stroke threatened his life for a time.  His death was caused by a similar attack.  Peter Pearson 
(Should have been Persson) Lind was born at Osa Fang, Jemtland, Sweden, June 24, 1875 and was 64 
years, 1 month and 13 days of age when death came.  He came to America in 1889 and worked for an uncle 
at Tyler, Minn. for two years, after which he came to North Dakota which has since continued as his home.  
He was employed here or some time with the Salzer Lumber Co., later being transferred to Glover.  
He continued there as manager for the Salzer people from 1906 until 1917, after which he moved to a farm.  
After the death of his wife in 1934 he retired from farming and again moved to Oakes.  Here he had been 
employed under Mr. Ferber until his illness in June, 1938.  Deceased was always a highly respected 
citizen, cooperating with all worth while affairs in whatever community he resided.  Left to mourn his going, 
in addition to his son Vern, now of Oakes, is one brother, Nels Lind of the Verona section and a sister, 
Mrs. John Lundeen of St. Paul.  A daughter passed away in 1936.  Two grand-daughters also survive.  
Funeral Services were conducted yesterday afternoon from the Glover church, Rev. H. J. Gernhardt 
officiating and interment was made in the Glover cemetery.

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[LIND] ALBERTSON, ELEANOR
Mrs. Marriott Alberton of Glover passed away in this city last Saturday, June 13, following an operation 
to which she had submitted the previous Tuesday.  Eleanor Allegra Lind was born June 15, 1912, in Glover.  
She was confirmed by Rev. Eggan of LaMoure and was of the Lutheran faith.  She attended grade school 
at Glover and the high schools of Oakes and LaMoure completing her education at the normal school 
at Ellendale.  She taught school in James River Valley township for four years.  On Nov 22, 1932, she married 
Marriott Albertson of Glover and to this union three children were born, of which twins died.  Her mother 
preceded her in death Jan 30, 1934.  Those left to mourn her death are her husband, a daughter, her father, 
Peter Lind and a brother.  Besides these she has numerous other relatives and friends.  Funeral services 
were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Glover church with Rev. J. O. Ronsberg officiating.  
Relatives and friends from a distance who came to attend the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. John Lundin 
of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. David Elving of Tyler, Minn., Mrs. Clover Jensen of Nome, N.D., Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert Albertson and daughter of Howard, Wis., Mrs. H. L. Hanson and daughters of Valley City, Mrs. Anderbery 
and Miss Hazel Albertson of Redfield, S.D.

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LOCKIE, WILLIAM
PIONEER DIES AT AGE 88

  William Lockie pioneer Oakes citizen, passed away at the family home here Thursday 
 May 27 (1948) at the age of 88 years plus. He had always been a splendid citizen and 
 lent much to the development of our city and community. He lived a quiet life but his 
 judgment was often sought in civic affairs until old age caused his retirement from such 
 activities. Until last fall he had been able to come down town for brief intervals. Heart 
 trouble was given as the cause of death. He was a member of the Woodman lodge. 
 Mr. and Mrs. Lockie had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 11 this year.  
  Mr. Lockie, who was born in Howard county, Iowa, on Jan. 13, 1860, came to North Dakota 
 in 1882. 
 He made the trip alone in a covered wagon in August of that year, spending the winter in 
 Casselton and coming to Dickey county the following spring. In June 1883, he filed on 
 a homestead located six miles northeast of Oakes and still owned that property. Here he 
 continued to reside until November, 1891, when he bought a part interest in the Scott-
 Root farm implement business and moved to Oakes. In 1904 he built the brick structure 
 known as the Lockie block, on the east side of Union avenue between Second and Third 
 streets and opened a hardware store. This was sold in 1908 to Elner & Johnson, who 
 operated the concern until 1925, when Mr. Lockie bought it back.
 Four years later he sold out to the Berg Hardware Co. and since then has been taking care 
 of his farming interests. Mr. Lockie served a term as deputy sheriff of Dickey county 
 during the time D.W. Coleman was sheriff, which was from 1893 to 1897.
  In addition to the widow the following children survive: Mrs. Edna Snell, Oakes; 
 Clifford Lockie, Oakes; Mrs. (Etta) Frank Zabs, Detroit, Mich.; Lloyd Lockie, San Diego, 
 Calif.; Clinton Lockie, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. (Hazel) Don Bartlett, Huntington Beach, Calif. 
 One grandchild, Mrs. C.R. Bowman, lives in Oakes. There are five grandchildren in all.
  Funeral services were conducted at the family home in Oakes Monday of this week, May 31, 
 Rev. H.J. Gernhardt officiating, Pall bearers were Earl Robinson, R.L. Hubbard, H.J. 
 Johnson, Albert Larson, Nick Kootsikas and John Berg. Vocal numbers were supplied by 
 Emmett Haugen. Burial was made in Oakes-view cemetery.

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LOEPP, RUTH F.
DECEMBER 21, 1908 - MAY 14, 2001
  The funeral for Ruth R. Loepp of Oakes, N.D. was held on Thursday, May 17, 2001
at 10:00 a.m. at Dahlstrom Funeral Home Chapel in Oakes. The celebrant for the service 
was Father Adam Hasey. Burial was at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Oakes.
  Ruth Fey, daughter of Phillip and Rosella (Heller) Fey, was born on December 21, 1908 
in Kulm, N.D. where she grew up and attended school. At the age of 13, she moved to Oakes
and was employed as a maid for the Papa Nick Kootsikas family. Ruth was united in marriage
to Emil John "Jack" Loepp on August 11, 1928 in Aberdeen, S.D. Ruth and Jack continued to 
live in Oakes, where she continued to work for many Oakes families including the Salzers,
Andrews, Bergenthals and Baldwins, to name a few. Jack died in September 17, 1966. Ruth 
was also employed at the North American Creamery until it closed and she worked as a nurses'
aid at the Oakes Community Hospital for 25 years. She also worked for Northwestern Bell
Telephone Company in the Oakes office, for over 20 years. Ruth retired and continued to live
in Oakes before entering the Oakes Good Samaritan Center in March of 1996.
  Ruth died on Monday, May 14, 2001 at the Oakes Good Samaritan Center. She was 92 years old.
  She is survived by four sons, Bud (Doris) Loepp, Wahpeton, N.D., Kenneth "Snook" (Donna) 
Loepp, Jack (Esther) Loepp and Walter Loepp, all of Oakes; two brothers, Johnny (Violet) Fey,
Seattle, Wash. and Ephriam (Hilda) Fey, Glendale, Calif; one sister, Alfreda (Benny) Reich,
Roseville, Minn.; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death
by her husband, her parents, an infant daughter, two sisters, Annie and Esther, one brother, Arthur 
and two grandchildren.
  All of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were honorary pallbearers for the funeral.
Jackie Loepp was soloist and Kelly Andrus was pianist for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home 
in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, May 24, 2001 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

MAGOFFIN, AMY [NORTHROP]
(17 June 1874 - 27 March 1957)
Mrs. Magoffin Dies in Texas

  Funeral services were held Monday in the Monango high school auditorium for
Mrs. (Amy) E. Magoffin, 82, of Monango, widow of a one time North Dakota state senator,
who died Mar. 27 in San Antonio, Texas, where she was visiting a sister, Mrs. Charles
Opie.
  Rev. George A. MacDonald of the Presbyterian church officiated and pallbearers were 
F. E. Randall, Paul Kellogg, Fred Keller, C. W. Bardell. W. F. Brown and F. K. Knox.
Burial will be in the Monango cemetery.
  Mrs. Magoffin was born in Elkhorn, Wis., June 17, 1874, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Theodorus Northrop and came to Dakota Territory in childhood. Her father was a member
of the constitutional convention which drew up the Constitution for statehood.
  She was married to Ebenezer Magoffin Oct. 4, 1902, and had made her home in Monango
since that time. Her husband, who was senator from Dickey county in the 1937 and 1939
legislatures, died Jan. 31, 1953.
  A life-long member of the Monango Presbyterian church, Mrs. Magoffin was very active
in Sunday school and ladies' aid work and was also a member of the WCTU.
  Mrs. Magoffin leaves two daughters, Miss Fan Magoffin of Fargo and Mrs. (Lois) George
F. Mount of Evanston, Ill., and one other sister, Mrs. Frank Luther of Monango.
  Preceding her in death were two brothers, Frank and Lee Northrop, and three sisters,
Mrs. Theodora Baechler, Mrs. Beth Hall and Mrs. Belle Streeter.
  The Holte funeral home was in charge.

Source: unknown newspaper Click for obit. Click for photo of grave marker at Monango cemetery.
Submitted by  Robert Little [November 2013]  

MAGOFFIN, EBENEZER
( Nov 04, 1868 - Jan 31, 1953)
MONANGO PIONEER PASSES SATURDAY
Services Are Held Wednesday in Monango School Auditorium For Ebenezer Magoffin
  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Monango school
auditorium for Ebenezer Magoffin, pioneer Monango resident, who died Saturday at
Evanston, Ill.
  Rev. Charles C. Converse of the Presbyterian church officiated, and interment was
made in the Monango cemetery with committal in charge of the Ellendale Masonic
lodge.
  Honorary pallbearers were John Thorn, L. G. Hafner, Roy Stevens, Lloyd Caldwell,
Robt. Hafey, R. G. Newton and B. R. Crabtree. Active pallbearers were F. E. Randall,
F. W. Blumer, J. D. Crabtree, O. J. Anderson, Noble Griffin and Ivan Sprouse.
  The Holte funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
  Ebenezer Magoffin was born Nov. 3, 1868 in Sedalia, Mo., the son of Beriah and 
Manlius Tompson Magoffin. In 1888 he moved with his parents to Washington, D. C.,
where he served as a page in the United States Senate, during which time he witnessed
the inauguration of President Cleveland.
  In September 1884 he joined his parents at Westport, Dakota Territory, where they
had filed a claim, and from where they operated a star mail route westward to Hoskin's
Lake.
  In the fall of 1886 he moved to the newly organized town of Monango where his father
had been appointed postmaster. While his mother, who was deputy, handled the postoffice,
he and his father continued contracting star routes to outlying districts. They also spent
one summer on grading contract work during the building of the Northern Pacific railway
to Montana, where he saw the meeting of the first trains from the east and the west.
  In 1889 he and his father established a mercantile business in Monango in which he
continued until his retirement in 1946. He assisted in the organization of the Farmers & 
Merchants State bank of Monango and was an officer for many years. In 1912 he served
as president of the board of trustees of the State Normal and Industrial school. He was
clerk of the Monango chapter of the Modern Woodmen of America for 50 years, served
as an officer of the school board of Monango for more than 25 years, and was a long-
standing member of the Yeoman and Workman lodges, as well as a 50-year Mason.
  In 1897 he was married to Fannie Helferty, who died a year later. On Oct. 4, 1902 he
married Amy M. Northrop.
  In 1906 they both united with the Presbyterian church and from that time they were active 
members. He was one of the elders of the church as well as superintendent of the Sunday 
school, and she was a teacher in and superintendent of the kindergarten department.
Three times he was elected to the National General Assembly of the Presbyterian church
and twice attended, declining the honor the third time. He was the first president of the
Dickey county Sunday school association. In September 1952 he was one of five to whom 
the  Dickey County Interchurch Council presented the revised standard edition of the 
Bible in appreciation of many years of faithful Christian service.
  In 1937 and 1939 he served as state senator from Dickey county.
  He gave a lifetime of service in all religious and civic activities and was always ready
to lend a helping hand to anyone in need or distress.
  He is survived by his wife Amy, and two daughters, Fannie E. of Fargo and Mrs. George F.
(Lois) Mount of Evanston, Ill. He was stricken while visiting at the home of his son-in-law 
and daughter in Evanston, where he passed away on Jan. 31.  

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Submitted by  Robert Little [November 2013]

MAHLUM, MARLAND C. "MOLLY"
NOVEMBER 4, 1923 - OCTOBER 13, 2002
  The memorial service for Marland C. "Molly" Mahlum, of Oakes, N.D. was held on Thursday, 
October 17, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Oakes with Reverend Harvey Pedersen 
officiating. Burial was at Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes.
  Marland C. Marlum, son of Christian and Jennie (Olaf) Mahlum was born on November 4, 1923
in Minot, N.D. He grew up in Palermo, N.D. and graduated from Palermo High School in 1943. From
1944 to 1945 during W.W. II, Molly served in the U.S. Army stationed in Europe. He returned to North 
Dakota and worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Watford City. Molly was united in marriage
to Blanche Pancerzewski on October 11, 1946. Molly began working for the Bureau of Reclamation
in 1948 at Hungry Horse Dam, Montana as a construction inspector. The family lived in Wyoming and 
Utah, before movong to Oakes in 1969, where Molly worked for the Bureau of Reclamation and Western
Area Power Administration. He retired in Oakes with over 39 years of federal service. He entered
the Oakes Good Samaritan Center in June of 1998. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, 
Bean-Goodwin American Legion Post #36, a lifetime member of the Lions Club and member of the Elks
Lodge #995. He was also charter member of the Oakes Area Food Pantry. Molly enjoyed traveling,
camping, fishing, walking, playing guitar and cars.
  Molly died on Sunday, October 13, 2002 at the Oakes Good Samaritan Center in Oakes, North Dakota.
He was 78 years old.
  He is survived by his wife Blanche, Oakes; two sons and one daughter, Scotty and Peggy Mahlum,
Sacramento, Calif., Sheldon and Kathy Mahlum, Jamestown, N.D., and Sheila and Roger Degenstein,
Oakes; five grandchildren Wendy and Jeremy Schmidt, Courtney Larson, Lindsey Larson, Erik Mahlum 
and Ryan Mahlum; eight step-grandchildren, Eric Degenstein, Matt Degenstein, Josh Degenstein and 
five Johnson children; three step-great-granddaughters, Brandy, Taylore and Morgan; one brother, Robert
Mahlum, Kenmare, N.D.; two sisters, Marion and Hjalmer Nelson and Jeannette Steen, all of Stanley,
N.D. Molly was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Donald and a sister, Luella.
  Honorary pallbearers for the service were all of Molly's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Julie
Mangnall was the organist for the service. Bean-Goodwin American Legion Post #36 presented military
rites and Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, October 24, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

MAINE, ALFRED WILLIAM "BILL" JR.
AUGUST 2, 1929 - NOVEMBER 14, 2002
  The funeral for Alfred William "Bill" Maine Jr., of Cogswell, North Dakota was held on
Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cogswell,
with Reverend Harvey Pedersen officiating. Burial was at Old Sargent Cemetery, Cogswell.
  Alfred William Maine Jr., son of Alfred William Sr. and Edna (Serba) Maine was born on 
August 2, 1929 at Montpelier, N.D. where he grew up and attended school. In November of 
1948, Bill entered the U.S. Air Force serving his country during the Korean Conflict as a
Corporal. He received an Outstanding Service Medal for being a tail-gunner in the 547th
Ammo Squadron. He also was awarded the Korean Silver O.C.C. Medal of Japan. After being
discharged in September of 1952, he returned to North Dakota and worked as a carpet
installer for Eddy's Furniture Store in Jamestown. Bill was united in marriage to Jennie Ashbaugh
on March 3, 1953 in Jamestown. In 1957, he started Maine Floor Covering in Jamestown,
and in 1999 he moved to Cogswell, N.D. Bill was semi-retired at the time of his death. He
was a life member of the V.F.W. and a member of the Lawrence-Milton-Berg Post #38 in
Cogswell.
  Bill died on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at his home in Cogswell. He was 73 years old.
  He is survived by four sons, Russ (Julie) Maine and Rod Maine all of Cogswell and Rick and 
Randy Maine, Portland, Oreg.; one daughter, Laurinda (Dave) Flaks, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 
two sisters, Laura Ganser, Jamestown, N.D. and Betty Winters, Wadena, Minn.; and two grand-
children, Adam and Alyson Maine. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one brother,
Marlin.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Tate Diegel, Shay Walden, Larry Walden, LeRoy Kadoun,
Don Skroch, and Jim Kunkle. Judy Ringdahl was the organist and Jerome Swanson was the soloist 
for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes, N.D. was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, November 28, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

MALEY, ROBERT WESLEY
SEPTEMBER 17, 1944 - NOVEMBER 23, 2002
  The funeral of Robert Maley, of Verona, N.D. was held on Wednesday, November 27, 2002
at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Verona, with Reverend David Isaacson officiating.
Burial was at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Verona.
  Robert Wesley Maley, son of John Wesley and Berniece (McCann) Maley was born on Sept-
ember 17, 1944 in Oakes, N.D. He graduated from Verona High School in 1963. Bob entered
the United States Army in May of 1965, serving his country in the Dominican Republic until May 11,
1967. He was active in the army reserves until his honorable discharge in 1971. Bob worked road
construction until opening Bob's Bar in Verona, which he owned and operated until 1987. He was
united in marriage to Deb Gemar on January 11, 1973, through this union four children were born.
Bob received his certificate in Electronics from Southeast Vocational Center in Oakes. He man-
aged the Oakes American Legion Club, until starting at the Verona Elevator in 1994, where he was
manager at the time of his death.
  Bob died on Saturday, November 23, 2002 at his home, surrounded by family and under hospice
care. He was 58 years old.
  He is survived by one son, Wesley Maley, Verona, N.D.; three daughters, Reva (Chad) Bohnenkamp, 
Oakes, N.D., Angie (Tim) Bollinger, Monango, N.D., and Monica Maley (Fiancé Scott Hanson), Gwinner, 
N.D.; three grandchildren, Kayla Buchholz, Monango, N.D., and Ashley and Bryce Bohnenkamp, Oakes, 
N.D.; two brothers, John "Jackie" (Pat) Maley, Seattle, Wash., and Gerald "Jerry" Maley, Fargo, N.D.;
three sisters, Cookie (Ken) Jensen, Fargo, N.D., Lois (Herb) Hill, Spearfish, S.D., and Mary (Randy) 
Nelson, Oakes, N.D.; one sister-in-law, Marie Maley, Fargo, N.D.; and one brother-in-law, Gary Sandness,
Verona, N.D. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Raymond and one sister, Betty 
Sandness.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Craig Maley, Jerry Sandness, Ryan Hill, Travis Maley, Corey Sandness,
Broch Hill, Jason Maley and Tyler Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were Bob's grandchildren. Wayne 
Strander was the soloist and Marlene Dahl was the organist for the service. Jones-Benoit American 
Legion Post #178 presented military rites. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the 
funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, December 5, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

MASON, CLARA ELIZABETH [ARTHUR] (REED)
MRS JAMES MASON

Clara Elizabeth Arthur was born at White Lake, Mich., Mar. 6, 1858. When nine 
years of age she moved with her parents near to Lansing, Mich., where she grew 
to womanhood. On Oct. 11, 1874 she was married to Watson Reed of Victor, Mich. 
To this union was born one daughter, Nina M,. now Mrs. L. Holsinger of Ellendale.
In the spring of 1890 she came to Ellendale and on July 25, 1904 was united 
in marriage to James Mason of Silverleaf, N.D., near which place she lived on a farm 
until Feb. 1919, when they retired and moved to Ellendale.
Mr. Mason passed away in 1921, after which Mrs. Mason continued for several years 
to live alone. During the past two years she has been in very poor health, and has 
been confined to her bed most of the time. Her faithful daughter and her husband 
have been with her constantly for many months and have done everything in their 
power to bring comfort to her last days. She passed away peacefully, a little after 
3 o'clock p. m., Wednesday, Mar. 28, 1928, at the age of 70 years and 22 days.
In her passing, this community loses another of those heroic pioneers who have 
struggled with adversity and triumphantly given the best years of life to transforming 
this locality from a wild region to a community of comfortable homes.
She is survived by her daughter, three grandchildren and one great-grand-daughter, 
and also two brothers who live in Michigan.
Funeral services were conducted in the home Friday afternoon, and interment was 
in the Ellendale cemetery.

Source: Dickey County Leader, April 15, 1928 (csk)
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [April 2009]

MRS. MASON PASSES
Mrs. James Mason, a pioneer resident of Dickey county, passed away at her home 
shortly after three o'clock. Mrs. Mason had been in poor health for several years, 
and during the past two years, was confined to her bed most of the time.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock, 
and interment will be in the Ellendale cemetery, beside her husband.

Source: Dickey County Leader, March 29, 1928 (csk)
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [April 2009]

MCDONALD, FERN W. JULY 7, 1916 - JANUARY 8, 2003
  The funeral mass for Fern W. McDonald, age 86, Andover, Minnesota, for-
merly of Fargo, was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2003 at Church of
the Holy Spirit in Fargo. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fargo. Fern
passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at her home in Andover.
  Fern Shannon was born July 7, 1916 in Cogswell, N.D., the daughter of 
Joseph and Martha Mary (Brandt) Shannon. Fern was united in marriage to
Freeman B. McDonald in Cogswell on September 23, 1937. They raised their
family in Fargo. Freeman passed away on August 21, 1961.
  Fern moved to the Twin Cities area in 1971, where she was a top solicitor of 
community involvement for the American Cancer Society, Mothers March of 
Dimes, and the American Heart Association, all in Bloomington, Minn.
Retiring at the age of 81, she moved to the Farmstead Terrace in Andover,
Minn. There, she enjoyed her beautiful apartment and many new friends with
whom she attended concerts, played cards, planned parties, and many other
activities. She was also instrumental in forming a choir where her beautiful
alto voice will be greatly missed.
  Fern is survived by her six children, Thomas (Barb), Fort Dodge, Iowa,
Jerry (Judi), Fargo, N.D., Mary (Michael ) Romanchak, Pleasanton, Calif.,
Peggy (David) Weaver, Fargo, Kathy (John) Zimmerman, Lakeville, Minn.,
and Maureen (Brian) Lawrence, Ham Lake, Minn.: twenty grandchildren, and
twenty-three great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and 
one sister.
  We will always treasure memories of our precious mother who never judged 
us in all our imperfections and was always our greatest source of support.
  We will smile when we think of her dressed in sequins for a Saturday night
out dancing with Daddy or in a house dress and hose polishing her home. She
filled our lives with sparkle and laughter that we will forever see and hear.
The warmth of her hugs and kisses we will forever feel. She was one classy lady.  

Source: The Oakes Times, January 16, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

MCGREGOR, JAMES MARCH 17, 1922 - JANUARY 8, 2003
  The funeral for James McGregor, 80 of Brampton, N.D. was at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Cogswell, N.D. Burial was
in the Sargent Cemetery with arrangements by Price Funeral Chapel of
Britton. He died Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at his home in Brampton.
  James Warren Allan McGregor was born March 17, 1922 at Lisbon, N.D. to 
Eugene and Catherine (McMahon) McGregor. He was baptized in Enderlin,
N.D. He went to school in Brampton, and later graduated from Cogswell 
High School in 1940. After receiving his education, he worked at several jobs
before moving to California. While there, he worked at Edwards Air Force
Base, Douglas Aircraft, the Oakland Airport and Bethlehem Steel.
  On November 14, 1956 he married Ida Marie Sulze. They returned to
North Dakota where Jim was employed by the Jarrett Ranch for the next 33
years. Ida died on March 29, 1965.
  In 1970, Jim married Minnie Bailey. After retiring from the Jarrett Ranch, 
Jim worked part time for Howard Huffman of Straubville, N.D. until 2000.
At that time, failing health made it necessary for him to give up working.
  Jim was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church of Cogswell.
He enjoyed fishing.
  Jim is survived by his wife, Minnie McGregor of Brampton; one daughter;
Marie (Tim) Ranek of Yankton, S.D.; one son: Owen McGregor of Brampton;
three grandchildren; three sisters: Nita Brown of Sleepy Eye, Minn.; Margaret
Macilac of Newark, Ohio; Isabel (Tom) Poling of Jensen Beach, Fla.; three
brothers: John (Irene) McGregor of Puyallup, Wash.; Gerald (Arletta)
 McGregor of Sisseton, S.D.; and Douglas McGregor of Plymouth, Ind.; and
several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two 
brothers: William and Donald McGregor.
  Music for the funeral was provided by Barb Hayen, organist and Ron
Jarrett, soloist. Casketbearers were Chris Huffman, Gerald McGregor, Mike 
Sheerin, Tim Ranek, Stan Schulz and Roy Hildebrandt.

Source: The Oakes Times, January 16, 2003 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

MEIER, BERTHA
DECEMBER 6, 1937 - NOVEMBER 22, 2002
  The funeral for Bertha Meier, of Verona, N.D. was held on Tuesday, November 26, 2002
at 2:00 p.m. at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Verona. Celebrant for the service was Father
Mathew Pamplaniyil.  Burial was at Our Lady of Sorrow's Catholic Cemetery, Verona.
  Bertha Malard, daughter of Charles and Hazel (Brown) Malard was born on December 6, 1937
in Bismarck, N.D., where she grew up on a farm south of Menoken, N.D., and attended Telfer
School. Bertha was united in marriage to Julius Meier on January 27, 1957 in Bismarck, the
couple moved to Pierre, S.D. In 1959, they moved to Zeeland, N.D., where they farmed on the
Meier family farm. In 1974, they moved to Oakes, N.D. Bertha worked as a Certified Nurses 
Assistant at the Oakes Good Samaritan Center. Bertha and Julius moved to Verona, N.D. in
2000. In October of 2002, Bertha entered the Elim Care Center in Fargo, N.D. She enjoyed
embroidery, cards, fishing, and gardening. Bertha loved to spend time with her children, grand-
children, nieces and nephews. All will miss her.
  Bertha died on Friday, November 22, 2002 at the Elim Care Center in Fargo. She was 64 years 
old.
  She is survived by her husband, Julius, Verona, N.D.; six sons, Andy, Jamestown, N.D., Calvin, 
Glover, N.D., Clarence (Millie), Menahga, Minn., Leroy, Oakes, N.D., David, Verona, N.D. and
Eugene, Jamestown, N.D.; one daughter, Kathy (Cory) Anderson, Oakes, N.D.; three brothers, 
Leon (Leah) Malard, Bismarck, N.D., Eugene (Mary) Malard, Moffit, N.D., and Elroy (Tina) Malard, 
Menoken, N.D.; five sisters, Marie Harr, Evelyn Clooten, and Anna (Gene) Gabel, all of Bismarck,
N.D., Charlene (Dwayne) Gabel, Washburn, N.D., and Eunice (Kenny) Rants, Hebron, N.D.; twenty
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Bertha was preceded in death by her parents and
five sisters, twins, Kathryn and Carolyn, and Beatrice, Irene and Norma.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Bertha's six sons, Andy, Calvin, Clarence, Leroy, David and Eugene.
Mari Schmitz was the soloist and Vesta Olderness was the organist for the service. Dahlstrom
Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements

CARD OF THANKS
  We would like to take time and thank everyone who sent cards, brought food, flowers, for their
prayers and their sympathy with the loss of our mom and wife, Bertha Meier. Also, we would like
to thank Father Mathew Pamplaniyil, St. Raphael's parish, Vesta Olderness, Mari Schmitz, Elim
 Nursing Home, Hospice and to Dahlstrom Funeral Home. You all are a great bunch of people.
Thank you all and God Bless.
                                                     Julius Meier, Andy Meier, Calvin Meier, Clarence Meier, Leroy Meier,
                                                     David Meier, Eugene Meier, Kathy (Cory) Anderson

Source: The Oakes Times, December 5, 2002 Click for obit or Click for card of thanks.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

MOCH, ANNA
DECEMBER 30, 1911 - MAY 15, 2001
  The funeral for Anna Moch of Oakes, N.D., formerly of Hazelton, N.D., was held on Saturday,
May 19, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Hazelton. Celebrant for the service
was Father Frank Schuster. Burial was at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Hazelton.
  Anna Feist, daughter of Joseph M. and Marie Anna (Greisinger) Feist was born on December
30, 1911 in Strasburg, N.D. She was united in marriage to Alex Moch on October 3, 1933 in Kintyre, 
N.D. Anna and Alex lived and farmed in the Hazelton community for 65 years. In 1998, they moved 
to Oakes. Anna became a resident of the Oakes Good Samaritan Center in June of 1999. She was 
a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Hazelton, where she was active in the Alter Society.
Anna was known for all the wonderful afghans she made and slippers she knitted. She loved 
playing cards with her many friends and relatives. She was involved as a 4-H Leader, Hostess
at Hazelton Senior Center and many other social events. Anna loved to spend time with people.
  Anna died on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at the Oakes Good Samaritan Center in Oakes. She was 89
years old.
  She is survived by her husband Alex Moch, Oakes; one son, Edward (Frances) Moch, Oakes;
five grandchildren, Amy Paul, Aberdeen, S.D., Alexis (Pat) Bieber, Bismarck, N.D., Shawn Moch, 
Oakes, Sheridan Moch, Chaska, Minn. and Shannon Moch, Oakes; five great-grandchildren and two
sisters, Barbara (Pius) Eberle, Auburn, Wash. and Helen Dosch, Aberdeen. Anna was preceded in
death by her parents, five sisters and four brothers.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Shawn Moch, Sheridan Moch, Shannon Moch, Trevor Moch, David
Moch and Danny Moch. Judy Weigel was organist and Carla Houghton was soloist for the service.
Dahlstrom Funeral Homes of Oakes and Napoleon, N.D. was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, May 24, 2001 Click for obit.
ubmitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

MOREHEAD, ANNA (ZIMMERMAN)
The funeral for Anna (Zimmerman) Morehead, 74, of Ellendale will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday  at 
First Baptist Church of Ellendale. 
The Rev. Dennis Fledderjohann will officiate.
   Burial: Ellendale City Cemetery. Carlsen-Holte Funeral Home of Ellendale. 
   Died: Friday, May 8, 1998, at the Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale.
   Born: Anna Franz  27, 1923, at Fredonia.
   Parents: Otto and Christine (Kereger) Franz 
   Spouse: Willie Zimmerman married  Nov. 7, 1946, at Fredonia. 
        and  Merwin Morehead married Oct. 29, 1978, at Ellendale. 
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ellendale.
   Survivors: daughter, Marjorie (Ted) Heupel of Aberdeen;  son, Roger 
       (Sue) Zimmerman of Devils Lake;  stepsons, Wayne (Carol) Morehead of Ellendale 
       and Gordon Morehead of Texas;  sisters, Ida Bader ind Arlene Aalgaard,  both of 
       Fargo, and Vivian Ulmer  of Wishek; brothers, Edward Franz of Tuscon, Ariz. and 
       Johnnie Franz and Alvin Franz, both of  Washington;  and  nine grandchildren.
   Preceded in death by: her parents, both husbands, one stepson, one stepgranddaughter 
 and two sisters.
    Casketbearers: her grandchildren, Jason Heupel and Luke Heupel, both of Aberdeen; and 
 Anthony Zimmerman, Candie Zimmerman, Alan Zimmerman and Aaron Zimmerman, all of 
 Devils Lake.

Source: Aberdeen American News, May 11, 1998 (jh)

NICHOLSON, STEPHEN
  We've lost a friend. Stephen Nicholson, who spent nine months of 2001 and nine months
of 2002 in our community working with the Brian Vculek farm died in New Zealand. He will
be missed by many for his polite greetings, witty sense of humor, and zest for life. Stephan
was 32 and leaves a wife Vanessa, two children, Cory age 13 and Amber age 8. Sympathy
cards may be sent to Stephen Nicholson, 363 Murray Road, Pukekawa RD1, Yuakau New
Zealand (no Zip code).

Source: The Oakes Times, December 12, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

OLSON, WENDELL M.
Wendell M. Olson
November 4, 1919 - September 1, 2002

Funeral services for Wendell M. Olson were held September 5, 2002 at the Zion 
Lutheran Church in Ellendale, N.D. with Pastor Dennis B. O’Neill officiating. Interment 
was in the Ellendale City Cemetery. Hoven Funeral Chapel of Ellendale was in charge 
of arrangements.
Wendell M. Olson was born November 4, 1919 in rural Frederick. S.D. He was the son 
of Oscar and Daisy (Jamison) Olson. He attended rural schools near Frederick. He 
worked for various farmers near Frederick.
In 1936 he entered the Civilian Conservation Corps where he worked near Rapid City, 
S.D. On June 16, 1942 he married Dorothy Gentz in Ellendale, N.D. Together they 
moved to Ellendale in 1943. In 1946 they purchased their farm northeast of Ellendale. 
He resided at his farm until his death. He died September 1, 2002 at Avera St. Luke’s 
Hospital in Aberdeen. S.D.
He was a member of the Farmers Union Elevator Board, Kentner Township Board, 
a member of the Ellendale Snowmobile Club and was an Elder of Zion Lutheran Church. 
His hobbies were hunting, fishing, playing cards and being with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Olson of Ellendale; one son and daughter-in-law, 
Richard and Peggy Olson of Ellendale; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and 
Robert Marttila of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Pamela and Richard Squire of Aberdeen, S.D.; 
six grandchildren, Troy (Fiance, Cassy) Olson of Ellendale, David (Lori) Marttila of 
Colorado Springs, Colo., Melissa (Brad) Tollefson of Aberdeen, Kathryn (Darren)
Doyle of Littleton, Colo., Ryan (Fiance, Somer) Schimke of Aberdeen, Andrew Squire 
of Aberdeen; five great grandchildren: Ashley Marttila of Colorado Springs, 
Kayce and Lane Olson both of Ellendale, Bailey and Mallory Tollefson both of Aberdeen; 
six brothers and five sisters-in-law: Kermit & Nadine Olson of Lakeside, Calif., Howard 
Olson of Aberdeen, Leonard and Frances Olson of Sweet Home, Ore., Donald and Merceda 
Olson of Port Orchard, Wash., Allen and Mary Olson of Aberdeen, Eldon and Carole Olson 
of Spanaway, Wash; four sisters and three brothers-in-law: Ruby and William Backous of 
Vancouver, Wash., Helen and Curtis Garret of Garland, Texas, Evelyn Hersom of Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa and Alice and Paul Hopfinger of Aberdeen. He was preceded in death by 
his parents and three brothers, Clifford, Norman and Lawrence.
The organist for the funeral was Marilyn Burow and the soloist was Della Pomplun.
Casket bearers were Kenny Kosel, Robert Barton, Rodney Uecker, Wayne Klipfel, Gerald 
Grueneich and Roger McNeil.

Source: The Dickey County Leader, on-line Sunday, September 15, 2002 [csk]

OSTERLOH, VIRGIL D.
OCTOBER 7, 1915 - DECEMBER 4, 2002
  The funeral for Virgil D. Osterloh, of Hecla, S.D., was Sunday, December 8, 2002 at
2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Hecla, with Reverand Wayne Tieszen officiating.
Burial was at the Hecla Cemetery, Hecla, S.D.
  Virgil Dalton Osterloh, son of Henry and Vera (Wood) Osterloh was born October 7, 1915
at Hecla. He graduated from Hecla High School in 1934 and then attended auto mechanic 
school in Fargo, N.D. After his schooling, Virgil worked for Thorpe's Auto in Britton, S.D.
In 1941, he joined the U.S. Navy and was an airplane mechanic. Virgil served his country
during World War II on an aircraft carrier. After returning from the service, Virgil started
Hecla Implement in 1946, selling Case machinery, then later New Holland machinery. He
was united in marriage to Lucille Reinecke on June 26, 1953 at Athol, S.D. They made their
home in Hecla and loved going to square dances. Virgil was active in the business all his life.
He liked to travel around the United States and see new places. He liked going to school 
activities, including basketball games, concerts and also the Aberdeen city band concerts. 
Virgil was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Masons and the American Legion.
  Virgil passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at the Aberdeen Living Center, Aberdeen S.D.
He was 87 years old.
  He is survived by a son, Jay (Linda) Osterloh, Hecla; two daughters, Joan (Mark) Dobratz, 
Fargo, N.D. and Julie (Don) Borr, Pollock, S.D.; one brother, LeRoy (Jean) Osterloh, Pine River,
Minn.; one sister, Vera Fern Elsen, Hecla, S.D.; and his grandchildren, Amy and Lee Osterloh, 
Natasha, Raymond and Derek Dobratz and Sammy Borr. He was preceded in death by his wife
Lucille who was killed in a car accident on February 11, 1983. He was also preceded in death
by his parents, an infant sister, one brother and one brother-in-law.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Lee Osterloh, Raymond Dobratz, Derek Dobratz, Owen Elsen,
Clifford Elsen and David Elsen. Marian Trautmann was the organist and the United Methodist
Church Choir presented special music for the service. Stanley-Stearns American Legion Post #68
presented military rites. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes, N.D. was in charge of the funeral 
arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, December 12, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

PAGE, CHARLES E.
Charles E. Page, 74, of Oakes died Wednesday, May 13, 1998, at the 
Lisbon Medical Center.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church In Oakes.
   Burial: Oakes View Cemetery. Dahlstrom Funeral Home of Oakes is in charge of arrange-
ments.
   Born: Dec. 19, 1923 at Webster, SD .
   Parents: Ernest and Sarah (Helgesen) Page
   Spouse: Elaine Alden married March 10, 1950, at Aberdeen. 
They made their home  in the Minneapolis area. He retired in 1977 and they moved to 
Oakes in 1978. 
She died March 25,1994. 
    Survivors: brother, Darrell Page of Webster.
    Preceded in death by: his parents and his wife.

Source: Aberdeen American News, May 18, 1998 (jh)

REED, CORA BERNICE
AUGUST 16, 1918 - JANUARY 23, 2001
  The funeral for Cora Bernice Reed, of Oakes, North Dakota was held on Friday, January 26, 2001
at St. John's Lutheran Church in Oakes. Reverend Patrick O'Brien officiated. Burial was held at
Mapleview Cemetery, Fullerton, North Dakota.
  Cora Bernice Reed, daughter of Walter and Vera (Sanders) Rathe, was born on August 16, 1918
in Fullerton, where she grew up and attended school. On September 6, 1939, she was united in marriage
to Earl Nelson. They lived in Fullerton until Earl's death in 1970. On July 26, 1975, Cora married Bud
Reed. They made their home on a farm near Oakes. Cora worked many years in the nursing home 
in Ellendale, North Dakota and for Ben Franklin in Oakes. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran
Church in Oakes. Cora enjoyed her days of living as a housewife, especially enjoying sewing, cooking,
working outdoors and spending time with friends and family. She also enjoyed traveling with her 
husband.
  Cora died on Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at the Oakes Community Hospital. She was 82 years old.
  She is survived by her husband, Bud; one son, Allan (Marge) Nelson, Crystal, Minn; one daughter,
Carol (Wally) Whalley, Cary, Ill.; three sisters, Ruby (Bob) Tubandt, Yuba City, Calif., Faye (Don) Lower,
Redfield, S.D. and Fern Eull, Nies, Mich.; one brother, Bob Rathe, Va., seven grandchildren, nine great-
grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Cora was preceded in death
by her parents, one brother, Marvin, and one sister, Ethel VanMiddlesworth.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were, Bob Reed, Chris Reed, Brad Arndt, Barry Arndt, Justen Reed, Brian 
Arndt, Brent Arndt, Ryan Reed and Jud Reed. Emmett Haugen was the soloist and Donna Cline was the 
organist for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times,February 1, 2001 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

REIJMERS, MAARTEN LOURENSIUS RUDOLF
SEPTEMBER 26, 1979 - OCTOBER 30, 2000
  Maarten was an exchange student who was from the Netherlands. His dream was to come to America
and learn about our life here.
  He lived briefly with Pat Lee and the Goodman's before transferring to Bismarck, where he graduated
in 1997.
  Maarten was an energetic young man who wanted to do as much as he could while in the U.S.A. He
just wanted to learn from everyone, so he chose to do just that. Visiting with as many people he could
in each day.
  Many days he would be with Buddy and Bonnie Maley and their exchange student Marcelo. He even
experienced the excitement of being with for deer hunting.
  Maarten was always talking about returning here for a visit.
  After returning home he took on different jobs before finding his passion on becoming a professional
soccer coach.
  One evening after work, Maarten was returning home (riding his bike) when he was hit by a motor bike. Maarten passed away October 30, 2000. He celebrated his 21st birthday on September 26, 2000.

Source: The Oakes Times,February 1, 2001 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

ROWE, JULIA J.
NOVEMBER 15, 1914 - DECEMBER 9, 2002
  The funeral for Julia J. Rowe, of Oakes, N.D. were held on Monday, December 16, 2002
at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Oakes. Celebrant for the service was
Father Matthew Pamplaniyil. Burial was be at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Oakes.
  Julia J. Salo, daughter of John and Hilma (Wihala) Salo was born on November 15,
1914 near LaMoure, N.D. She attended school in Kentner Township near Ellendale, N.D.
She was united in marriage to Leo J. Rowe on July 27, 1939 in Edgeley, N.D. In 1940,
the couple moved to a farm near Oakes. Julia worked at the Oakes Nursery the fall of 1960 
and the summer of 1961. Julia and Leo continued to farm in the Oakes area until their
retirement in 1971, when they moved into town. Leo died on June 11, 1987. Julia continued
to live in Oakes and entered the Oakes Good Samaritan Center in October of 2002.
  Julia died on Monday, December 9, 2002 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D. She was
88 years old.
  She is survived by one son, William "Bill" (Pat) Minneapolis, Minn.; one daughter,
Carol (Ronnie) Erickson, Fargo, N.D.; nine grandchildren, Lori (Chris) Tiongson, and Emily
and Eric, Fargo, N.D., Jon (Nicole) Erickson, Burnsville, Minn., Doug (Erin) Rowe, and
Cole, Matt and Katelyn, Farmington, Minn., Karen (Brian) Otteson, and Nathan, Brianna, 
and Brooke, Casselton, N.D., Jackie Rowe, Oakes, N.D., Donna (Jeff) Anderson, and Courtney 
and Carter, Gwinner, N.D., Nicole (fiancé Jason Wardien) Rowe, Moorhead, Minn., and Amber
(friend Shay Nelson) Rowe, Oakes, N.D.; three sisters, Violet (Alex) Steinwand, Ellendale, N.D., 
Lila Mead, Hazen, N.D. and Hilda Higby; one brother Jalmer Salo, Aberdeen, S.D.; two daughters-
in-law, Virginia (Leo) Pratschner, and Fae Rowe, all of Oakes, N.D.; many nieces and nephews. 
Julia was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, Donnie and Jim, her parents, three brothers 
and one sister.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were all of Julia's grandchildren. Alice Gross was soloist and Laurie
Kelsen was the organist for the service. Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of
the arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, December 19, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

RYDER, MADELYN M.
JANUARY 12, 1938 - NOVEMBER 10, 2002
 Mass of Christian Burial for Madelyn M. Ryder, 89, of La Moure was Wednesday, May 16,
2001 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in LaMoure. The Rev. Julian Kupisz 
officiated.
  Burial was in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery. Carlsen-Holte Funeral home of Ellen-
dale is in charge of the arrangements.
  There was a rosary prayer service at 8:30 p.m. at the church on Tuesday.
  She died Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at Saint Rose Center in LaMoure.
  Madelyn (Maddy) Frauenberg, daughter of August and Felicite (Mangin) Frauenberg was
born August 30, 1911 in her family home two and a half miles east of LaMoure. Her parents
came to the United States from Luxembourg. She attended country school in Independence,
N.D. Spelling was her favorite subject and she won first place in a spelling bee contest.
The family had lots of pets, including, a dog and horses. Her horse Brownie took her to
school by way of apple trees so that she could get a treat.
  She was united in marriage to Harry M. Ryder on June 30, 1933 in Holy Rosary Catholic 
Church in LaMoure. Because of the drought, they went for a long honeymoon to the World's 
Fair  in Chicago and also visited Harry's relatives in wisconsin. After their trip, they made 
their home on a farm near Pequot Lakes, Minn. This is where their children were born. In the
fall of 1941, they moved to a farm near LaMoure, where they were general farmers until
the mid 1970's. Her husband died May 30, 1979. She then moved to Chipita Park, Colorado
to be near her daughter Felicia. On April 7, 1992, she entered the Saint Rose Care Center
in LaMoure and was named resident of the month in May of 1994.
  Maddy had a special talent for cooking and baking, family and friends recall the bread,
cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes and cookies. She liked to play cards and many whist parties
took place in the neighbors' homes during the winter.  Neither snow, nor cold temperatures 
prevented this pasttime, as horses hitched to a hayrack picked up neighbors along the way
to the party. Later, pinochle replaced whist, and occasionally smear was played. While 
living in Colorado, she liked to play marbles. She always kept a large garden so she could
 keep busy canning. She raised a lot of chickens also.
  Her grandchildren loved to visit her. She always had their favorite treat to give them. Since 
her  family ties are wide spread, she used to write letters, remembered birthdays, and
special occasions, which her loved one will always cherish.
  She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in LaMoure and the Ladies Aide.
  Survivors include two daughters, Felicia M. Edwards of Chipita Park, Colo. and Jackie McCann  
of Verona, N.D., one sister, Phyllis (Richard) Williams of Edmonds, Wash., seven grand-
children and ten great-grandchildren.
  She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and one sister.
  Honorary casketbearers were all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  Casketbearers were Patrick McCann of Verona, John Koerselman of Fargo and Jim Bitz,
Jim Frauenberg, Larry Joe Jordahl and William J. Mangin, Jr., all of LaMoure.
  The organist will be Sue Goehring. Mass Servers will be Kasey Bitz, Lee Slykerman and 
Kari Bitz, Christy McCann and Connie Bitz presented Offertory Gifts. The Eucharistic 
Minister was Pete Slykerman and Communion Antiphon was by Kelli Just.
  The family prefers memorials be made to the Red River Valley Hospice, 19 5th Ave. W., 
Lisbon, N.D. 58054-0489.

Source: The Oakes Times, May 24, 2001 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

SCHULTE, IDA R.
FEBRUARY 16, 1903 - OCTOBER 19, 2002
  Ida R. Schulte, 99 of Devils Lakes, formerly of Cogswell, N.D. died on Saturday morning,
October 19, 2002 at Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.
  Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gilbertson 
Funeral Home Chapel, Devils Lake. Rev. Kenneth Iverson officiated. A graveside service was 
held in the Old Sargent Cemetery, rural Cogswell, N.D. on Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 4:00
p.m.
  Ida R. Reckleberg was born on February 16, 1903 at Starkweather, N.D. the daughter of
William and Tillie Reckleberg. She was reared and educated in Starkweather, graduating from 
Starkweather High School in 1919. She attended the Mayville State Teacher's College where
she received her teaching certificate. She then taught in Cogswell and Forman, N.D. On June 3,
1932, Ida was united in marriage to William Schulte in South Dakota. After their marriage they 
established their home in Straubville, N.D. where they owned and operated a grocery store
for many years. In 1952, they retired and moved to Oakes, N.D. wintering in Texas. Mr. Schulte
died in 1976 and Ida continued to make her home in Oakes. In 1983, Ida entered Bethany
Homes in Fargo and in May 1996, she became a resident of Heartland Care Center.
  Ida was a member of the Starkweather Methodist Church and a life-time member of the Cando
Eastern Star.
  Ida is survived by her niece, May M. Fleisher of Devils Lake. Several other nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Ernestine Mikkelson.
  Honorary pallbearers were all those in attendance. 

Source: The Oakes Times, October 31, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

SCHUMAN, RUTH "SQUIRT" WALOCH
AUGUST 30, 1911 - MAY 9, 2001
  The funeral for Ruth Waloch Schuman, known as "Squirt" was held on Friday, November 15, 2002
at 2:00 p.m. at Gustaf Adolf Lutheran Church in Gwinner, N.D. with Reverend David Isaacson
officiating. Burial was at Gwinner Cemetery, Gwinner.
  Ruth Waloch Schuman, daughter of William and Anna (Hermanson) Williams, was born on
January 12, 1938 in Lisbon, N.D. She attended school in Lisbon. Ruth married Virgil C. Waloch
on February 15, 1958. They lived in Gwinner, N.D. where she worked for Melroe Mfg. for 29 years.
Virgil died April 14, 1988. Ruth married Harvey Schuman on August 15, 1998 in Verona, N.D. They
resided in rural Oakes, N.D.
  She is survived by her husband, Harvey, Oakes; four daughters, Darci (Roger) Asche, Gwinner; 
Barbara (Richard)  Jenny, Spicer, Minn.; Beverly (Michael) Even, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Mary Walock,
St. Paul, Minn.; two step-sons, Jay (Kari) Schuman, Champlin, Minn.; Joel (Sandy) Schuman, Lake
Park, Minn.; one step-daughter, Nancy and fiance (Tim Cooney), Mankato, Minn.; eleven grand-
children and several foster grandchildren; one sister, Margaret "Muggs" (Murray) Maraskin, Lead,
Ark.
  Special music was by John and Carol Ydstie, the organist was Carol Ydstie and the soloist was 
Tim  Cooney. Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, N.D. was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, November 21, 2002 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

SEYER, HEINRICH "HENRY"
SEPTEMBER 15, 1919 - JANUARY 19, 2001
  Heinrich "Henry" Seyer, 81, of Grangeville died Friday at his home in Grangeville.
  Henry was born September 15, 1919 at Fullerton, North Dakota, a son of Friedrich and Minnie Winkler 
Seyer. His mother died when he was one year old and he moved to New York to live with his aunt.
He attended school in New York before returning to Fullerton, N.D. where he graduated from high school.
He entered vocational school in North Dakota. Following his education he returned to New York where he
worked in the Merchant Marines. He married Henrietta Laws on December 3, 1949 at Fulton, New York.
They moved to Idaho in 1951. Henry worked on several construction projects in Idaho and the Northwest,
including the road over Galena Summit and Highway 12 to Montana. He also helped construct several dams,
including Dworshak, Little Goose, Brownlee and Lower Monumental. Later he worked in construction at
Hanford. He also owned and operated a lawn mower and bicycle shop in Grangeville. He retired in the early 
1980's.
  He enjoyed traveling, fishing, gold panning, and building live steam locomotives.
  He was a member of the operating engineers union for 45 years.
  He is survived by his wife at the family home. Two sons, David and Donna Seyer of Grangeville and 
Blaine Seyer also of Grangeville. A daughter, Cynthia Seyer Howerton and her husband John of Gig Harbor,
Wash. Seven grandchildren, Carla Cardinel, Adam Seyer, Melanie Seyer, Lacey Seyer, Brandon Seyer,
Jessica Bush and Justin Bush. Four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters,
Nellie Kaschube and Gertrude Boulton, and one brother, William Seyer.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at the Noland-Blackmer Funeral Home,
Grangeville. Pastor Robert Korytkowski of the Trinity Lutheran Church officiated. Burial followed at Prairie 
View Cemetery, Grangeville. Arrangements were by the Noland-Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.
Family suggests memorial contributions to Syringa General Hospital Home Health/Hospice.
Source: The Oakes Times, February 1, 2001 Click for obit.
Submitted by  Char Kibbie [August 2013]

SHELTON, LUDWINA
Entered into rest Monday Jan 20, 1986 
Ludwina Shelton 

The funeral for Ludwina Shelton 
72, of Cogswell, N.D. will be at 10:30 
Thursday in St. Charles Catholic 
Church, Oakes, N.D. She died Mon- 
day. 
Ludwina Geffre was born Aug. 
14, 1913, at Strasburg, N.D. where 
she grew up and attended school. 
She married Leo Dunn in 1935 at 
LaMoure, N.D. They farmed in the 
Berlin, N.D. area before moving to 
Ellendale, N.D. in 1945. He died in 
1959. She married Maynard Shelton 
in 1964 at Webster, S.D. They 
farmed near Ellendale until 1970, 
when they moved to Cogswell. 
She is survived by her husband; 
seven sons and seven daughters, 
Leonard Dunn, Paul Dunn, Bruce 
Dunn, Anthony Dunn and Francis 
Dunn, of Sioux City, Iowa; Charles 
Dunn, Austin, Minn; Arthur Dunn 
Mandan, N.D.; Eva Brown, Elk 
Point, S.D.; Louise Lux, Craig, 
Colo; Regina Coleman, Oakes; Ella 
Gnewuch, Alton, Iowa; Darlene 
Yockey, Anthon, Iowa; Julie Ger- 
man, Guelph, N.D., and Mary Cas- 
tro, Paso Robles, Calif.; four step- 
sons, Richard Shelton, Brecken- 
ridge, Minn; Allen Shelton, Spo- 
kane, Wash., and Cecil and Marvin 
Shelton, both Des Moines, Iowa; 
three brothers, Valentine, Billings, 
Mont.; Paul, Oakes, and Pete, Far- 
go; 42 grandchildren and 18 great- 
grandchildren. (Haugen-Baldwin- 
Dahlstrom, Oakes)

Source: The Fargo Forum, Fargo, North Dakota Jan 22, 1986
Submitted by Joyce Sevening(March 2007) csk. 

SKJEFTE, BARBARA G.
FEBRUARY 1, 1916 - NOVEMEBR 27, 2002
  The funeral for Barbara G. Skjefte, of Oakes, N.D. was Saturday, November 30, 2002 
at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, Oakes with Reverend Harvey Pedersen officiating.
Burial was at Oakes View Cemetery, Oakes.
  Barbara G. Nolting, daughter of Henry and Mary (Kienz) Nolting was born February 1, 1916
at Hope, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. Barbara was united in married to
Cyril Skjefte on December 17, 1941 at Valley City, N.D. They farmed near Hope, N.D. for a 
short time before moving to the Oakes area in 1944. Cyril and Barbara farmed in the Oakes
area until 1974, when they retired and moved into Oakes.
  Barbara enjoyed helping Cyril with the fieldwork as well as raising their family. She belonged
to her local homemakers club. She enjoyed bowling and served as secretary of her league.
Barbara also enjoyed many hours of card playing with her family and friends. Her life was
her family and watching them grow.
  Barbara passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2002, at the Oakes Community Hospital. 
She was 86 years old.
  She is survived by her husband Cyril, Oakes; three sons, Gary (Jean) Skjefte, Dale (Nancy) 
Skjefte all of Oakes, and Roger Skjefte, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Mary (Norm)
Andrus and Marvel (Dean) Fiala all of Oakes; one brother, Vernon (June) Nolting, Renton, Wash.
eleven grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Her parents and one brother preceded
her in death.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Scott Skjefte, Ken Hoelscher, Charles Kessler, Christopher
Kraemer, Tony Skjefte, Mike Quandt, Joe Andrus and Alex Lopez. Julie Mangall was the organist
and Kent Olson was the soloist and Ardell Ptacek was the reader for the service. Dahlstrom
Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, December 5, 2002. Click for obit.    
Submitted by Char Kibbie, (August 2013)

SORLIE, VIOLA "VI" GRACE [DAVIS]
	Memorial services were held for Viola Davis Sorlie, 65, of Seattle, WA on September 10, 1990 
in Redmond, WA.  She died on September 2, 1990 at her home in Seattle.
	Viola Davis was born Mary 12, 1925 at Cohagen, Montana to Ford and Mary Davis.  They moved 
to Ellendale in 1926.  Davis attended school in Ellendale before moving to Seattle where she worked 
in defense plants during World War II.  In July 1945 she married Morris Sorlie.  She later worked at Children's 
Hospital and Medical Center until retiring.
	She is survived by two daughters and one son, Vicki Songhurst, Redmond, Verna Rossevelt and 
Marc Sorlie, Seattle, two sisters, Lunetta Husby and Beth Shannon of Seattle, her brother-in-law, Fred Husby 
of Seattle and sister-in-law Mollie Davis, Redmond, three granddaughters and one great grandson.  
	She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters and one brother.
	Viola Sorlie was a niece of Frank Davis of Ellendale.

Source:  Oakes Times, September 27, 1990, probably also ran in the Dickey County Leader.
Click for 1st obit.    Click for 2nd obit.
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, daughter (Nov. 2010)

STEINMETZ, SOLOMON
Funeral services for Solomon Steinmetz, 86, of Ellendale were held Tuesday, July 14, 
at 10am at Holte funeral home. Burial was at Ellendale City Cemetery. Rev. Robert Toms 
officiated.

Mr. Steinmetz died Friday, July 10, (1970) at the Ellendale Nursing Center.

Solomon Steinmetz was born to Jacob and Avis Steinmetz, Feb 29, 1884 in Brunnendal, 
Russia, where in November 1906 he married Katherine Gebhardt. They came to the US 
in 1912 and began farming in the Whitestone Battlefield area. After farming in that area 
for 25 years, he retired and moved to Ellendale.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Jacob of Kulm, Emil of Garden City, KS; 
and Benjamin of Kiowa, KS; two daughters, Mrs. (Marie) Lloyd Caldwell of Ellendale 
and Mrs. (Hannah) Wilbert Gulke of Forbes; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters and 3 sons.

Source: No newspaper or funeral notice mentioned.
Submitted by Sherrie (Gettman) Stahl (Oct 2005) csk. 

STEINWAND, EDITH A. [HILL] CLAUSEN
The funeral for Edith A. Steinwant, 84, of Ellendale, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zion 
Lutheran Church of Ellendale. The Rev. Dennis B. O'Neill will officate.
   Died: Thursday, Oct. 17, 1996, Ellendale Nursing Center
   Born: Edith A. Hill, 17 Jan. 1912, Felton, MN
   Parents: Ira and Agnes [Coffin] Hill
   Spouse: Hans Clausen, March 1932, farm near Ellendale. He died Dec 1962.
     and Otto O. Steinwand, 29 Nov 1963, at Ellendale.
   Survivors: husband; son Marvin Clausen, Lemmon; sisters: Etta Otterstetter, Ellendale; 
Ellen Schirr, Las Vegas.
   Casketbearers: _arry Hagen, Don Steinwand, Harvey Vasvick, Ben Steinwand, Richard Burow 
and Kenneth Mueller. 
   Organist: Marilyn Burow, Della Pomplun, soloist.

Source: Aberdeen American News, Ocober 20, 1996 (jh)

STRAHM, PATRICK JOSEPH
FEBRUARY 27, 1957 - OCTOBER 17, 2002
  Services for Patrick Joseph Strahm will be held on Monday, October 28, 2002 at St. Raphael's
Church in Verona, N.D. at 10:30 a.m.
  Patrick Joseph Strahm died October 17, 2002 at his job site near Cle Elum, Wash. Pat was born 
February 27, 1957 in LaMoure, N.D. He graduated from high school there in 1976. He moved to 
Washington State in 1987 and worked for an Aggregate Company as a heavy equipment operator
until his time of death.
  Pat was a unique soul. He had the kindest heart and had a constant smile on his face for everyone.
You could just look into his eyes and see the love he had for his family and friends. His grin will
be painfully missed.
  Pat is survived by nine brothers, Jim (Roxy) of Cle Elum and niece Kendra; Dennis (Sue), North
Bend; Dale (Lou), Horse Shoe, N.C.; Jerry (Kathy), Edmore, N.D.; Tom (Louise), Lisbon, N.D.; 
Richard (Debbie), Black Canyon City, Ariz.; Bob (Sandy), Jamestown, N.D.; Dan (Ruth), West Fargo,
N.D.; Tim (Linda), West Fargo; four sisters, Sheila (Gary) Johnson, Fargo, N.D.; Nancy (Tom) Schultz,
Lake Stevens, Wash.; Theresa (Tim) Davis, Lisbon; and Pamela Strahm (Mike Carbno), Fargo
and 23 nieces and nephews. Although Pat had no children of his own, his nieces, nephews and his
friend's children were an important part of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Delbert and Anita (Mailloux) Strahm, Verona, N.D. and one niece, Kelly Strahm, Lisbon.
  Arrangements by Cascade Funeral Home, Cle Elum, Wash.

Source: The Oakes Times, October 24, 2002. Click for obit.    
Submitted by Char Kibbie, (August 2013)

TRUCKE, WILLIAM H.
AUGUST 15, 1914 - OCTOBER 30, 2002
  William H. Trucke, age 88 of Valley City and formerly of Verona, died
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 in The Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, November 2, 2002 in St. John's
Lutheran Church in Verona with Reverend Thomas Peterson officiating.
Interment was in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery at Verona.
  William Henry Trucke was born August 15, 1914 near Verona, N.D. the son
of Wenzel and Anna (Stadick) Trucke. He grew up and attended school at
Verona. William, also known as Bill, worked at Verona as a policeman, in a 
hardware store and other jobs. Bill married Eleanore Brovold November 8,
1939 at Verona. Bill served on the USS Howorth in the Unites States Navy
during World War II. After his discharge, Bill returned home to Verona with
his family. Bill also worked as a laydown machine operator and worked on a
drayline for coal mining. Bill also farmed near Verona. Eleanor died April 29,
1961. Bill then married Wilma Kirckmen, March 27, 1965, at Verona. Wilma
died October 19, 1995. Bill moved to Valley City in 1997.
  Bill was a member of the Valley City Eagles Club, the Veteran's of Foreign
Wars Post 2764, the Verona American Legion Post 0178, the AFL-CIO
Teamsters Union, St. John's Lutheran Church in Verona and was a very active
member of the Barnes County Senior Citizens Center.
  Bill is survived by one grandson: Ricky (Tracy) Gunn, Bellvills, Ohio; one 
granddaughter: Amber Trucke, Waterford, Wisconsin; two great grandchildren:
Brandon Gunn and Mariah Gunn, Bellvills, Ohio; one sister: Helen Krause,
Lisbon, N.D.; one sister-in-law: Arla Trucke, Valley City; numerous nieces
and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his two wives, parents, three
sons, one step son, six brothers and two sisters.
  Arrangments were by The Peterson-Johnson-Schuldt Funeral Home in
Valley City.

Source: The Oakes Times, November 7, 2002. Click for obit.    
Submitted by Char Kibbie, (August 2013)

ULMER, RICHARD J.
The funeral for Richard J. Ulmer, 92, of Oakes and formerly of Fullerton, was Monday 
at the Fullerton Union Church. The Rev. Dennis Fledderjohnann will officiate.
   Burial: Oakes View Cemetery under the direction of Dahlstrom Funeral Home of Oakes.
   Died: Friday, July 3, 1998, at the Oakes Community Hospital.
   Born: April 9, 1906, in Sutton, Neb. 
   Parents: Jakob and Sophia (Fubrer) Ulmer. 
He  attended school and later farmed in the Fullerton area.
   Spouse: Emily Giesler married Nov. 1, 1936, at Merricourt.
   Survivors: wife of Oakes;  son, Vernon (Susan) Ulmer of Gilbert, Minn.; daughter, Carol 
(Richard) Paul of Oakes; brothers, Nathan Ulmer, Art Ulmer and Hugo Ulmer, all of Oakes, 
Walter Ulmer of Fullerton and Alvin Ulmer of Edgeley; sister, Johann Ulmer of Ellendale; 
five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
   Preceded in death by: his parents and two brothers.
   Caskethearers: Herbert Ulmer, Stanley Ulmer, Albert Ulmer, Gary Ulmer, Lyle Berntson 
and Lawrence Seltzer.

Source: Aberdeen American News, 1998 (jh)

WAHL, CORA JANE "FUDGE" [DAVIS] FOIST
The funeral for Cora Jane "Fudge" Wahl, 88, Ellendale, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the  
Prebyterian United Methodist Church, Ellendale, with the Rev. Mary Ann Sheldon 
officiating.
   Burial: Ellendale City Cemetery
   Died: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1996, Ellendale Nursing Center.
   Born: Cora Jane Davis, 28 Mar 1908, Ellendale
   Parents: O. T. and Josephine (Sherman) Davis
   Spouse: Orval Foist, 25 March 1920, Aberdeen. He died Oct 23, 1955 and Gustave Wahl, 
11 Sept 1972, Webster.
   Survivors: 
   Preceded in death by: parents
   Casketbearers: 

Source: Aberdeen American News, Nov. 16, 1996 (jh)

WEATHERHEAD, EDITH LORAINE
FEBRUARY 8, 1917 - DECEMBER 5, 2002

  The funeral for Edith Loraine Weatherhead of Oakes, N.D. and Los Fresnos, Texas was
Monday, December 9, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Oakes,
with Father Mathew Pamplaniyil as celebrant. Burial was at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, 
Oakes.
  Edith Loraine Johnson was born to Henry and Katie Johnson on February 8, 1917, at
Columbus, N.D. When she was three weeks old, the family moved to Clement Township
west of Oakes. The family purchased a farm south of the Clement Church, next to the railroad,
when Edith was seven years old. Edith attended a one-room schoolhouse, Clement School
Norway #5, from first grade to eighth grade. While in high school, she stayed in Oakes and
earned her room and board. She graduated from Oakes High School in 1935. She began working
as a cashier at Penneys in Oakes the summer of 1936. On October 7, 1940, she married 
Romeo Weatherhead, who worked for North American Creameries. She continued to work at
Penneys until 1942, when she retired to full-time motherhood. In July 1951, Edith and Romey
launched the beer distributing business known as Weatherhead Distributing. Edith handled 
the office portion of the business for 17 years. In 1974, their son, Tim Weatherhead, joined 
the business so Romey and Edith could enjoy retirement. They became "snowbirds" and in 1977,
bought property at Indian Lake, Texas. Romey died in 1988, and Edith continued to winter in
Texas through April of 2002.
  Edith was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her. She was
fun loving and enjoyed a myriad of activities which included hunting and fishing with her husband
and family and friends. She was ever ready to open her home to visitors and was a fantastic 
cook and gardener. She was an avid golfer and card player and never stayed home if she had
a chance to go somewhere or do something.
  Edith passed away Thursday, December 5, 2002, at the Oakes Community Hospital. She was 85 
years old.
  Survivors include three children: Carol Leibbrand and husband Richard, of Sterling, Colo.; Mary Jane
Flikke and husband, Wayne, of San Antonio, Texas; and Tim Weatherhead and wife, Karen, of 
Fargo, N.D.; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; and her sister, Doris Sund, and husband, Virgil, of Oakes and Los Fresnos, Texas, three sisters-in-law, MaeBelle Meier of Hanford, Calif., 
Leona Johnson of Peachtree City, Ga. and Grace Johnson of Lynchburg, Va. She was preceded in 
death by her husband, an infant brother, and twin brothers, Lawrence and Clarence Johnson.

Source: The Oakes Times, December 12, 2002. Click for obit.    
Submitted by Char Kibbie, (August 2013)

WEIGHT, PEARL L.
SEPTEMBER 16, 1913 - JANUARY 10, 2003

  The funeral for Pearl L. Weight, of Oakes, N.D., was held Tuesday, January
14, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Oakes with Reverend
Patrick O'Brien officiating. Burial was at St. John's Cemetery, rural Marion, N.D.
  Pearl Joern, daughter of Louis and Helena (Brummund) Joern was born
September 16, 1913 at Deep, N.D. where she grew up and attended school.
She moved to the Marion area, where she worked for area farmers. Pearl was
united in marriage to Walter Weight on January 1, 1937 at Marion. They
made their home in LaMoure, and farmed in the Marion area. In the fall of
1954, they moved to Oakes, where Pearl worked for the Oakes Café and
Oakes Nursery. Walter passed away on November 4, 1976. In 1983, Pearl
moved to Fargo and in 1995, she returned to Oakes and became a resident of 
the Good Samaritan Center. Pearl was a member of St. John's Lutheran
Church and the LWML. Pearl enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens for lunch.
  Pearl passed away on Friday, January 10, 2003 at the Oakes Good
Samaritan Center. She was 89 years old.
  She is survived by five sons, William Weight, Coppers Cove, Texas, Merle
(Marcy) Weight, Coon Rapids, Minn., David Weight, Sioux Falls, S.D., Arlan
(Gladys) Weight, Bismarck, N.D. and Neil (Kathie) Weight, Circle Pines,
Minn.; one daughter, Marlys (Ellsworth) Robertsdahl, Fargo, N.D.; 17 grand-
children; 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers and three grand-
children.
  Pallbearers for the funeral were Mark Robertsdahl, Keith Robertsdahl,
Steve Robertsdahl, Tim Weight, Pat Weight, Dan Weight, Dean Weight and
Michael Weight. Donna Cline was the organist for the service. Dahlstrom
Funeral Home in Oakes was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Source: The Oakes Times, January 16, 2003. Click for obit.    
Submitted by Char Kibbie, (August 2013)

WILDER, JOHN
DECEMBER 20, 1928 - DECEMBER 2000
  John F. Wilder "Whitey" was born December 20, 1928 in Colton, South Dakota to Floyd 
and Florence Wilder. He married Dorothy Wilder (O'Brien). Jack worked in sheet metal at
Arbuckles and proprietor of H & M and Bountiful Bowl in the 1950's-60's. Also in real estate
in Davis County before retiring to St. George.
  Jack is survived by his wife: Dorothy; son: Rick (Mari) Wilder of Henderson, Nev., daughter:
Vicky (Rich) Jenkins of Fruit Heights, Utah; four grandchildren: John Wilder, Deena Wilder, 
Clayton Jenkins; brother Franklin Wilder of Robbinsdale, Minn.; and sisters: Diane Fischer of
Oxnard, Calif. and Josephine (Ed) Hodges of Robbinsdale, Minn. He was preceded in death by
his parents: Floyd and Florence Wilder.
  Burial was at Bountiful City Cemetery.

Source: The Oakes Times, February 1, 2001. Click for obit.    
Submitted by Char Kibbie, (August 2013)

[WOODWARD], MARY "MAYME" ALICE DAVIS
She died on October 22, 1971.

Former Resident Dies in Seattle
	Mrs. Ford Davis, a former resident of the Ellendale area, died October 22.  She had broken a hip 
when she fell on July 9, 1971, and it was necessary for her to be in the care of a nursing home.  Services 
were held at Wiggen and Sons chapel in Seattle on October 26 with interment at Evergreen cemetery.
	Six of her grandsons were pallbearers:  Harold Husby, Marvin Shannon, David Shannon, 
Robbie Bower, James Learman and Larry Rossevelt.
	Mary was born July 15, 1889 at Cresco, Ia.  She married Ford Davis, son of the late Mr. and 
Mrs. N.E. Davis, and six children were born to them, five daughters, Mrs. (Lunetta) Fred H. Husby, Seattle, 
Mrs. (Beth) John Shannon, North Bend, Wash., Mrs. (Amie) Bower, Fairbanks, Alaska, Mrs. (Viola) Morris Sorlie, 
Seattle and the late Mrs. (Ivyl) Brown Burgland; and one son Newton E. Davis of Redmond, Wash.
	Mary had 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
	She was a devoted member of the Fremont Baptist church.

Source:  probably the Dickey County Leader, October 1971. Click for obit.    
Submitted by Verna June Sorlie Rossevelt, granddaughter (Nov. 2010)

ZIMBELMAN, ADOLPH
The funeral for Adolph Zimbelman, 71, Colfax, N.D., will be 
there at 3 Monday in Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He died
Friday. Mr. Zimbelman was born Aug. 19, 1910, at Sutton,
Neb. When he was 12-year-old, he and his family moved to
Fullerton and worked at Smith Inc. He married Meryle Beauchamp 
Aug. 1, 1956, at Willmar, Minn. They lived at Willmar, Moorhead, 
and Fullerton. They lived at Monango, N.D., where he was 
custodian of the school. In 1970, they moved to Colfax, where 
they operated a cafe. He was also custodian of the school 
at Abercrombie, N.D. She died in 1981. Survivors include four sons 
and three daughters, Walter and Garth, both Colfax; Roy Knapp, 
Moorhead; Timothy Knapp, Fort Campbell, Ky.; Mrs. John (Eileen) 
Wahler, Lidgerwood, N.D.; Mrs. Maurice (Margaret) Kappes, Kent, 
Minn.; and Mrs. Elwin (Barbara) Rivenburg, Walton, N.Y.; three brothers 
and two sisters, Edward, St. Paul Park, Minn.; Rudolph, Larue, Texas; 
Leon, Oakes, N.D.; Mrs. Linda Urbanski, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Mrs. Victor 
(Leona) Swiontek, Lisbon, N.D.; and eight grandchildren. 
(Vertin's of Wahepton, N.D.)

Source: unknown newspaper March 1982 Click for obit; Click for In Remembrance card.
Extra: Click for Baptism Certificate.
Submitted by: Garth Zimbelman, son. (August 2010) csk

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