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OBITUARIES OF TRAILL COUNTY
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13 October 1953
Mrs. Abe (Minnie) Eckel, 74, pioneer resident of Valley City passed away on Monday afternoon after a long illness.
She is survived by two sons James M. Eckel of Valley City, Wallace C. Eckel of Blue Island, Ill; two daughters Esther at home, Myrtle, Mrs. Nels Nelson of Litchville; two sisters Mrs. Frank Schroeder, Reynolds, ND, Mrs. W. G. Woodruff of Lexington, Ky; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and two children.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, October 15, at 2 o'clock in the Epworth Methodist Church with Rev. Henry Gernhardt and Rev. Thomas Barnard officiating. Interment will be in the family lot at Woodbine Cemetery. Mrs. Eckel will lie in state at Oliver's Chapel from this evening until 10 o'clock. The casket will not be opened in the church.
Contributed by Ardy Moe.
14 May 2005
Frederic Ericson, 91, Hatton, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at the Tri County Nursing Home. Frederic was born March 3, 1914 at Hatton, ND, the son of the late G.A. and Annie (Berg) Ericson. He was child number 11 in a family of 12 brothers and sisters. He grew to manhood in the Hatton Community where he was baptized and confirmed in the Norwegian faith at Zoar Free Lutheran Church in Hatton. He graduated from Hatton High School in 1932 as valedictorian of his class. During his high school sports years he was proud to be part of the football team that went undefeated and not scored on for two years. A record that still holds at Hatton High School.
October 9, 1939 he married Delores Gensrich in Moorhead, MN. The couple farmed over 40 years in Washington Township, Hatton. They retired and moved to Hatton in 1990. She died in 1993 and Frederic became a resident at the Tri County Home in January 2003. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday school for several years, a member and president of the Hatton School Board and township board. He had been under the care of the Red River Valley Hospice.
He is survived by one son, Gerald A. (Cherylyn), Hatton; one daughter, Mary Ann Ericson, Fargo; three grandchildren, Eric and Erin Ericson of Hatton and Joe Ericson of Fargo. He was preceded in death by his wife Delores, son Fredric Ericson, Jr., parents and five brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 16, in the Tri-County Nursing Home Chapel, Hatton. The interment will be held in the St. John Cemetery, rural Hatton.
Contributed by Ardy Moe.