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OBITUARIES OF TRAILL COUNTY
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Mrs. Herbert (Caroline) Roeder, was born May 19, 1895 at Olivia, MN, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Fischer. She attended school and grew to womanhood at Olivia, MN. She came to Grand Forks in 1914. October 31, 1917 she was united in marriage to Mr. Roeder. They farmed in Union Township near Thompson. They retired from active farming in 1965 and continued to live on the farm until December 1967 when they made their home at the Tri-County Home in Hatton. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary October 31, 1967. She was a member of the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church. Mrs. Roeder entered into rest February 17 at the Northwood Hospital. She had been in poor health the past few years.
She leaves her husband, Herbert; one son and three daughters. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters also survive Arthur Fischer, Thompson, Oliver Fischer, Lengby, MN, and Mrs. Fred (Cora) Buck, Wimbledon, ND. She was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters George and Louis, Miss Clara Fischer, Mrs. Albert (Annie) Lueck, Mrs. Wm. (Bertha) Berndt and Mrs. Harden (Myrtle) Buck.
Funeral services were held Tuesday February 20 at the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church with Allen Solheim officiating. Mrs. Elroy Lange served as organist with vocal duets by Mrs. Elmer Hjelmstad and Mrs. Donald Ollman. Her final resting place was the church cemetery.
Contributed by Ardy Moe.
The funeral for Violet Grage, 79, Hillsboro, N.D., will be at 10:30 Wednesday in St. John Lutheran Church, Hillsboro. Visitation will be from 10 to 9 Tuesday in Wildeman Funeral Home, Hillsboro, and one hour before services in the church. She died Friday, April 21, 1995.
Violet Rachel Flatt was born June 23, 1915, in Grandin, N. D., where she grew up and graduated from high school. She married Merlin Grage Dec. 1, 1938 in Grandin. They lived in Hunter, N.D. In 1946, they moved to Hillsboro. She graduated from Mayville (N.D.) State University and taught in North Dakota schools as well as the Hillsboro migrant school program. He died in 1991.
She is survived by a son, Merlin Jr. (Sandra), Modesto, Calif., two daughters, Marilyn (Jesse) Brandner, Hillsboro, Barbara (Larry) Byars, Coon Rapids, Minn., a brother, Herbert (Stella), Detroit Lakes, Minn., and four grandchildren.
Violet Rachel Flatt Grage was born Wednesday, June 23, 1915 at Grandin, North Dakota, daughter of Joseph and Martha (Woitzel) Flatt. She grew up at Grandin, where she graduated from high school. Violet married Merlin Grage December 1, 1938 at Grandin. They lived at Hunter before moving to Hillsboro in 1946. Vi graduated from Mayville State and taught in rural schools in North Dakota for 11 years, and in the Hillsboro migrant school program. She loved music, and was the first organist at Grace Lutheran Church in Grandin. She also served as an organist at St. John Church after moving to Hillsboro and was a music teacher. Violet and Merlin were foster parents for Children with Disabilities for many years. Merlin died September 13, 1991. Vi was a charter member of the Hillsboro V.F.W. Auxillary, and served as the State Musician. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxillary, the Daughters of the Pioneers and the Royal Neighbors of American. Violet died Friday at the Hillsboro Nursing Home in Hillsboro, at the age of 79.
Violet is survived by two daughters and a son, Marilyn and Jesse Brandner, of Hillsboro, Barbara and Larry Byars, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Merlin Jr. and Sandra Grage, Modesto, California, 4 grandchildren, Jay Byars, Lon Byars, Neil Grage, Nicole Grage, and a brother, Herbert and Stella Flatt, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She was also preceded in death by four half-brothers, Gordon, Vernon, Floyd, and Marvin Flatt.
Contributed by John Flatt.
28 December 2005
Geraldine Mohn, age 78, Fargo, ND, died Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at Innovis Hospital, Fargo.
Geraldine Forde was born July 10, 1927 in Hillsboro, ND where she grew up. She graduated from Hillsboro High School. She had been a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Hillsboro where she was baptized. She married Eugene Mohn in 1948 in Hillsboro. The couple lived in Hillsboro for 9 years, and then moved to Grand Forks. She married Earl Satrom in 1971 and lived near Clifford, ND.
Geraldine moved to Fargo and has lived here for nearly 30 years. She was active in AA in Fargo. She loved to research and document family genealogy.
Geraldine is survived by her son John (Kathy) Mohn, Grand Forks, ND; her brother Fred (Arlene) Forde, Green Bay, WI; and her sisters, Dagney Svaleson, Hillsboro, ND and Gene Melhus, Hawley, MN; 2 grandchildren, Charlie (Kirsten) Mohn, Raleigh, NC and Annie Mohn, Minneapolis, MN.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Forde.
There will be a memorial service Friday, December 30, 2005 at 4 p.m. at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, ND.
Contributed by Mike Peterson.
Mrs. John (Mali) Hallan of Reynolds passed away Thursday, May 26, at the Northwood Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon May 28, at 2 p.m. at the Stjordalen Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul C. Lucky officiating. Pallbearers were John Krogstad, Bjarne Hegstad, Arnold Anderson, Joseph Hjelmstad, Elroy Lange and Edwin Hjelmstad. Mrs. Melvin Hjelmstad, soloist, and Mrs. Harold Lee was organist. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Hallan was born Aug. 24, 1872 at Florness, Stjordalen, Norway. Her parents were Peder Fosbjergen and Randi Florness. She came to the Reynolds community in 1893 and in 1894 was married to Olaus Hjelmstad of Holmes. He died in 1913. In 1914 she was married to John Hallan of Holmes. He passed away in 1929. Mrs. Hallan entered the Northwood Home in February 1961.
She is survived by three sons, Melvin, Elmer and Sivert Hjelmstad of Reynolds; two daughters, Mrs. Milton Roeder of Thompson and Mrs. Eddie Ness of Hatton; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. H. (Ragna) Nienas and Hilda; and three sons, John, Peder O. and an infant son.
Arnett Funeral Home of Northwood had charge of the arrangements.
Contributed by Ardy Moe.
Funeral services for Mrs. E.N. Hegge were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 15 in St. John Lutheran Church of Hatton. Rev. Leonard Thompson and Rev. A.E. Setness officiated and burial was made in the Norwegian Lutheran cemetery north of the city.
Active pallbearers were Vernon Johnson and William Dean of Hatton, Philip Haakenson and Halfdan Foss of Portland, Frederick Hegge of Mayville. Honorary pallbearers were R.S. Dean, Dr. A.A. Kjelland, J.S. Stenehjem, M.S. Haakenson, M.E. Olson, G.J. Clauson, Carl Solbert, C.S. Anderson, Harvey Wambheim and Albert Bjertness all of Hatton; Carl Aaker of Northwood, Reuben Enger of Fargo and Elmer Brunsdale of Mayville. Mrs. M.S. Haakenson, soloist sang Abide With Me and My Faith Looks Up to Thee. Dr. Joseph Knutson, president of Concordia College, and Rev. S.D. Fauske, also of Concordia and former pastor here spoke briefly at the services.
Mrs. Hegge passed away Friday afternoon Dec. 11 at the Union Memorial Hospital in Mayville, following an illness of several months. She had been a hospital patient for about a week.
Andrea Foss Hegge, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Halfdan Foss of Hatton, was born at Drammen, Norway on September 16, 1882. She came to America with her parents and lived at Portland and Sharon for number of years before coming to Hatton. She was confirmed at the Bruflat Lutheran Church at Portland by Pastor Tingelstad.
On June 7, 1911 she was married to Edwin N. Hegge at St. John Lutheran Church by Rev. Romstad. She was a member of St. John Church and Ladies Aid and took an active part in the activities. She also a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Order of Eastern Star and a Homemakers Club.
Besides her husband, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. H.A. Broderson (Alice) of Richland, Wash., and Mrs. Earl Wallen (Edna) of Los Angeles, Calif., three brothers, E.R. Foss of Portland, N. Dak., Alf E. Foss of Pittsburg, Pa., and three sisters, Inga M. Foss of Hatton, Mrs. Byron Croop (Emily) and Mrs. William Hupprich (Dagmar) both of Seattle, Wash. She also leaves three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, William and Rudolph Foss.
Contributed by Ardy Moe.
Funeral services for Carl H. Foss were held Saturday afternoon at the Bethany Lutheran Church with Rev. Leonard T. Thompson officiating. Mr. Foss passed away Wednesday last week in the Mayville Hospital where he had been a patient for some time.
Honorary pallbearers were James Ringsrud, Henry Lee, Selmer Braaten, Conrad Soliah, Allen Wambheim, William Jenson, John Kringlen, Olaf Moen, Arthur Braaten, Eddie Ness, J.S. Stenehjem and Jospeh Olson. Active pallbearers were Marcus Naastad, Alvin Lefald, Gerhard Ringsrud, Charles Lee, Roland Sorenson and Vernon Jenson. Special music was furnished by Mrs. Edward Haagenson, organist and the Bethany Men's Chorus. Burial was made in the Bethany cemetery.
Mr. Foss was born August 23, 1896 in Morgan Township, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Foss. He was married to Josephine Skorpen on Oct. 16, 1918 and they farmed in Morgan township. Mr. Foss was a member of the Bethany Church and was a trustee of the church for several years.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, Lymon of St. Paul, and Carrel of Long Lake, Ill.; two daughters Mrs. Leonard Opitz of St. Paul and Mrs. Alfred Mehus of Missoula, Montana; his stepmother Mrs. Lars Foss of Hatton. A sister, Mrs. Sam Pladson of Hatton; a brother Elmer of Hubbard, Oregon; three half sisters Mrs. George Thompson, Mayville, Mrs. Ernest Nelson, Mahonomen, Minn., and Mrs. Alec Amundson; five half brothers Conrad of Kempton, Orphie of Grand Forks, Glibert of Hatton, Marvin of Mentor, Minn., and Lester of Hatton. He leaves 8 grandchildren.
Contributed by Ardy Moe.