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North Central Iowa
14 February 2003
Julia Baumgartner, 88, of Garner, died Sunday (Feb. 2, 1997) at Hancock County Memorial Hospital, Britt. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert T. Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel.
Julia Ethel Baumgartner was born May 17, 1908, in Emmons County, Kintyre, N.D. Survivors include one son, Calvin Baumgartner of Garner; three daughters, Geraldine Folkerts of Britt; Betty Riis of Marion, and Joan Hall of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 29 grandchildren; 46 great-g grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Contributed by Mike Peterson.


Gackle Tri-County News
(Stutsman, Logan, Lamoure Counties, North Dakota)
16 February 1960
Mrs. Barbara Grenz, 76, former resident of Streeter died at a Bismarck hospital on January 6, 1960, after being a patient there for two days.
Funeral services were held on January 9, 1960, in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Streeter. Rev. John Schmierer, pastor officiated; burial was in the Lutheran cemetery in Streeter with Haut Funeral Home of Gackle in charge. Pallbearers were Jacob Bier, Richard Dockter, David Janke, Elmer Molske, Adolph Gutmiller and William Oberlander.
Barbara Bier, a daughter of Martin and Katie Gums Bier, was born on August 18, 1883, in Gildendorf, South Russia. She attended school and grew to womanhood in her native land. In 1904 she and Gottfried Grenz were married at Gildendorf, South Russia and they came to the United States in 1908. They settled and farmed a homestead west of Hazelton, North Dakota. In 1921 they moved into Hazelton. In 1951 they moved to Bismarck but returned to Hazelton two years later. In 1954 they moved to Streeter. In 1955 Mr. Grenz died and in May of that year she entered the Baptist Home for the Aged at Bismarck.
She is survived by one brother, Conrad Bier of Streeter. She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and her husband.

Contributed by Mike Peterson.


The Sun, San Bernardino, Ca
Friday, August 20, 2004

CLARICE (MAYE) BOMGAARS. Maye was born in Hazelton, North Dakota on March 29, 1925 and passed away August 18, 2004 at the age of 79. She is survived by a son, Jerry Bomgaars of Helendale, CA and a daughter, Fritzi Cochrane of Fontana, CA. She has 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today, August 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Stanley Dickey Mortuary, 8030 Mango Avenue in Fontana. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 21st at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. She will be laid to rest at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, CA.

Contributed by Mike Peterson.