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OBITUARIES OF TRAILL COUNTY

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ELMER K. NAASTAD

Source: Unknown
1946
Elmer K. Naastad

Funeral services for Elmer K. Naastad were held yesterday, Wednesday, March 12 in the Bethany Lutheran church. Rev. R.S. Aanestad officiated. Interment was made in the churchyard cemetery. Active pallbearers were Olaf Moen, Gerhard Ringsrud, Selmer Braaten, Henry Lee, J.S. Stenehejm and Adolph Sorenson. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Ness, John Kringlen, Knut Lillemoen, C.S. Anderson, Melvin Thompson, Albert Smestad, M.G. Ryland and Dr. A.A. Kjelland.
Mr. Nastaad passed away at Casa Grande, Arizona on March 4. He and Mrs. Naastad had gone to Arizona earlier this winter because of Mr. Naastad's health. He had been in poor health for the past couple of years.
Elmer K. Naastad was born on November 20, 1892 of parents Knute and Caroline Naastad. He grew to manhood in this community and made his home here all his life except for periods while he attended school or lived in other states because of health. On March 22, 1916 he was united in marriage to Miss Gunda Soliah. To this union three children were born.
Mr. Naastad was a highly respected and beloved member of this community, being always interested in bettering the community. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran church of which he was vice-president for many years. He taught in the Sunday School for many years and was also superintendent of the Sunday School for a while. He engaged in farming east of Hatton and was also an auctioneer for many years. He also served on various township boards.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters Anna Caroline (Mrs. William Moore) of Fargo, Gertrude Evangeline (Mrs. Arnold Morkve) of Hatton, and one son Marcus Kermit of Hatton. There are also four brothers, Carl E. Johnson of Hatton, Peder Naastad of Berkley, Calif., Knute Naastad of Northwood, and Oscar Johnson of Jamestown, one sister, Mrs. Carl Aaker of Larimore, a foster sister, Mrs. Harry Ness of Hatton and five grandchildren.

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KNUTE NAASTAD

Source: Unknown
1949
Knute Naastad

Funeral services will held Thursday afternoon for Knute Naastad of Northwood who passed away last Friday in a Grand Forks hospital following a long illness. Services will be held in the Ebenezer Lutheran church in Northwood with Rev. A. Ronholm officiating.
Active pallbearers will six nephews and nephews-in-law Marcus Naastad of Hatton, William Moore of Fargo, Arnold Morkve and Howard Ness of Hatton, Carl Meldahl, Jr. of Sharon, and Arthur Osland of Mayville. Honorary pallbearers will be Oscar and Conrad Soliah, John Kringlen, Eddie Ness and Elmer Bjertness, all of Hatton, Alfred Vannesland, Albert Sunseth, Theodore Tufte, Gilbert Gunderson and Nicolia Eddie of Northwood.
Mr. Naastad was born on January 16, 1897 near Hatton, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. K. Naastad, pioneers of this community. He attended the Garfield schools, Hatton High School and farmed until 1934, when he moved to Northwood with his family to make their home.
He was a member of Arcana Lodge AF&AM of Northwood.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. George Wake of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mrs. Lucille Sullivan of San Haven, N.Dak., four sons, Carrol of Grafton, Ronald of Grand Forks, Knute, Jr. and Jackie at home. He also leaves a brother, Peter of Hatton, two half brothers Oscar Johnson of Jamestown, N.Dak., and Carl E. Johnson of Long Beach, Calif., a half sister, Mrs. C.E. Aaker of Larimore and an adopted sister Mrs. Harry Ness of Hatton, and one grandson. His parents, a brother, and a half brother preceded him in death.

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HOWARD NELSON
Source: Unknown
May 1951
Two Hatton Men Drowned Near Detroit Lakes Sunday

Hatton residents were deeply shocked and grieved when learned on Sunday of the death by drowning of two of its citizens. Howard Nelson and Orville Severson were drowned in Big Toad Lake, north of Detroit Lakes early Sunday morning, soon after they had gone out on the lake in a boat to fish. High winds and a rough lake are believed to the cause of the boat upsetting.
The upset boat was discovered later in the morning by Gust Neyssen and Oliver Ambroson of this city who were also spending the weekend there. Gust managed to get the boat up to the surface and recognized the motor as belonging to the two men who had gone out earlier. They went back to shore and organized a searching party and Mrs. [sic] Severson's body was recovered about noon that day. High winds however prevented any further dragging operations and with the aid of an airplane, Mr. Nelson's body was recovered on Monday morning.
Mr. Nelson and Mr. Severson accompanied by Ernest Bjerke and Christ Hoff, left Saturday afternoon on a weekend fishing trip and had planned to return Sunday evening.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved families in the tragic loss of their loved ones.
Orville Severson was born Feb. 20, 1924 at Fertile, Minn., so of the late Mr. Ole Severson and Mrs. Severson. The family moved to Hatton when Orville was three months old. He had resided here ever since.
He completed the eighth grade in the Hatton School and spent some time in a CCC camp. He had also worked in several garages here and at the time of his death was employed as a mechanic at the Tri-County Implement.
He is mourned by his mother, now of Fertile, Minn., four sisters, Mrs. Russell Sand of Bagley, Minn., Delores and Selma of Hatton, Barbara of Fertile and one brother, James of Bagley. His father passed away on Nov. 6, 1945.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Hatton, where he was confirmed.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. in St. John Church with Rev. A. E. Setness officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery north of the city.
Howard Nelson was born on a farm near Mayville, March 15, 1923, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Nelson. The family later moved to a farm about 4 miles south of Hatton. Howard attended school in Garfield township and Hatton High School for two years. He also attended the State School of Science at Wahpeton for one year.
He had been employed as parts man and also mechanic at the Tri-County Implement Co., since 1945. He served three years in World War II, having enlisted in the fall of 1942. He was injured in a plane crash, while serving at Sheppard Field, Texas.
In 1946 he was married to Theresa Sondreal of Hatton. Besides his wife, he leaves two children, Michael and Rita. He also leaves his parents, six sisters, Mrs. James (Donna) Hanson, Northwood; Mrs. Henning (Murial) Brandon, Hatton; Mrs. Jerome (Della) Tufte, Northwood; Patricia, Helen and Catherine, and three brothers, Keith, Richard and Darrell, all of Hatton. He also leaves several uncles and aunts.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in St. John Church, of which he was a member. Rev. A.E. Setness will officiate. Carrol C. Flesche Post of Hatton will be in charge of the committal service.

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MRS. NELS NELSON

Source: Unknown
1958
Mrs. Nels Nelson

Funeral services for Mrs. Nels Nelson of Mayville were held Monday afternoon in the Mayville Lutheran Church with Rev. T.K. Spande officiating. Six grandsons were pallbearers.
Mrs. Nelson passed away May 7 in Mayville following a long illness. She was born in Iowa June 11, 1881 and came to the Dakota Territory in 1889, the family settling at Hatton. She was married to Mr. Nelson December 15, 1898.
The Nelsons lived near Hatton until 1910 when they moved to Warwick. In 1919 they moved to Steele County and in 1932 they moved to Mayville to live. Mr. Nelson died in August 1957.
Survivors include eight sons and daughters, Mrs. Goodman Gummer, Mrs. Elmer Anderson and Ira all of Mayville, Hartvig, Walter and Lawrence of Hatton, Mrs. Carl Enger of Portland and Morris of Devils Lake. She also leaves a sister Mrs. Henry Nelson of Hatton, 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death beside her husband were a son killed during World War II and a daughter.

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CHARLES NESS

Source: Unknown
Charles Ness

Charles Ness, 79 years old, a resident of Hatton, N.D., died at Little Forks, Minn. He was the father of Mrs. Anna Gregoire of Grand Forks.
Born in Telemarken, Norway, June 27, 1863, he came to the U.S. in 1883. He lived first at Lake Preston, S.D., where he married Esther Midgaarden Sept. 23, 1888. Later the couple moved to Naples, S.D., where Mr. Ness was postmaster and a grain buyer.
The Ness' moved to Hatton in 1902, where Mr. Ness was a grain buyer for eight years. In 1910 they moved to a farm seven miles northeast of Hatton and farmed until retiring 10 years ago. Mrs. Ness died in 1918.
Mr. Ness was director of the Federal Land Bank and Farmers and Merchants National Bank, was a member of St. John Lutheran church, where he also served as Sunday school superintendent and teacher.
Surviving are six sons, Silas, Clarence an Roy of Holler, Minn., Eddie and Harvey of Hatton and Adolph of Ogden, Utah; five daughters Mrs. O.M. Hanson, Mrs. Ida Gilsoul of Holler, Mrs. Ed Fillbrandt of Thompson, Mrs. F. W. Lieberg of Wapato, Wash., and Mrs. Gregorie, and 33 grandchildren.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 P.M. at the farm home near Hatton and 2 P.M. at St. John church. Rev. S.D. Fauske will officiate and burial will be at Hatton.

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MRS. NIEMEIER

Source: Unknown
1967
Mrs. G. Niemeier

Funeral services for Mrs. George Niemeier were held Monday afternoon, June 5 in the Bethany Lutheran Church east of Hatton. Mrs. Niemeier passed away June 1 in the Mayville Hospital. Pastor Leonard T. Thompson officiated and burial was made in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Niemeier was born March 7, 1891 at Mayville and attended Mayville State College. She taught school in Arizona and North Dakota before her marriage to Mr. Niemeier in 1922. They farmed in Morgan Township until 1959 when they moved into Mayville.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Otto Olson of Billings, Montana and Mrs. Robert Turner of Pensacola, Florida; two sons, Orland of Buxton and George H. of Portland, N.Dak., and nine grandchildren.

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BLANCHE NIEMEIER

Source: Unknown
Date: 1980
Mrs. Arnold Nienas

Funeral services for Mrs. Arnold (Blanche) Nienas were held on Thursday, November 13, 1980 in the Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Reynolds with Rev. Ralph Cushing and Rev. Sterling Wenzel officiating. Organist was Mrs. Elmer Ollman and the Holmes Men's Quartet sang “Face to Face'' and “Haven of Rest.''
Mrs. Nienas was born August 30, 1891 at Buxton, daughter of late Henry Niemeier and Clara Seiler. She attended rural school in Morgan Township and was a graduate of Buxton High School and the Mayville Normal Teachers College. She married Arnold Nienas November 17, 1914 in her home at Buxton. After their marriage the couple moved to Union Township where they farmed until their retirement in 1951. They continued making their home on the farm until his death in 1966, when she became a resident at the Valley Memorial Home, Grand Forks. She was a member of the Holmes United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Holmes Homemakers, past leader of the Holmes 4-H Club, and was the North Dakota Mother of the Year in 1960. She entered into rest November 9, at the Valley Memorial Home.
She is survived by three sons, Rev. Harold G. Nienas, Whittier, CA, Warren Nienas, Thompson and Ralph D. Nienas of Naperville, ILL; two daughter Marjorie Nienas, Fargo and Mrs. Leonard (Rosalie) Olson, Beaverton, OR; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Crystal.
Honorary pallbearers were all neighbors and friends. Casketbearers were Jonathan Nienas, Michael Nienas, Orland Niemeier, David Nienas, Daniel Fabian and Arthur Tredwell. Interment was in the church cemetery. Unknown North Dakota Public Death Index: Blanche died November 9, 1980.

Note: North Dakota Public Death Index: Blanche Nienas died November 9, 1980

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GEORGE NIEMEIER

Source: Unknown
1977
George Niemeier

George E. Niemeier, 84, resident of Luther Memorial Rest Home, Mayville, for past 1and 1/2 years died Monday, Oct. 17. He was born October 14, 1893 at Buxton to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Niemeier. He grew to manhood in the rural Hatton-Buxton area where he farmed. He married Marie Rendedahl November 14, 1922 at Grand Forks. They farmed the Niemeier home farm east of Hatton until retiring and moving into Mayville city to live in 1959. Mrs. Niemeier died June 1, 1967.
He was a member of the Morgan Township Board and the Farmers Union Elevator Board for many years. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church east of Hatton. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Otto (Audrey) Olson at Wyoming, Minnesota; Mrs. Robert (Clara Mae) Turner at Pensacola, Florida; Orland Niemeier of Buxton and George H. Niemeier at Mayville and ten grandchildren.
Also surviving are a brother and three sisters, Mrs. Arnold (Blanche) Nienas and Mrs. Jack (Eva) Worlitz in Grand Forks; Mrs. Tony (Myrtle) Rottweiler in Seattle; and Henry Niemeier at Mayville. Funeral services were held Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m. in Bethany Church east of Hatton. Pastor Reuben Jacobson officiated. Organist was Mrs. Roger Nelson. Soloist was Paul Moen. Ushering duties were done by Russell Lerfald and John Rice. Casketbearers were Earl Olson, Lee Turner, Gary Niemeier, Rodney Niemeier, Paul Olson, and James Niemeier. Burial was Bethany Cemetery. Baker Funeral Home, Mayville, had charge of the arrangements.

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HENRY NIEMEIER

Source: Unknown
December 1948
Henry Niemeier

Henry Niemeier, 89, of 413 N. Fourth St. died early Friday in a local hospital. Born in Hanover, Germany on October 3, 1859, Mr. Neimeier came to the United States at the age of 16. He homesteaded in Morgan township, Traill county and farmed until he retired in the fall of 1922. He held many offices in the county and the Evangelical church of Holmes.
Mr. Neimeier married Clara Seiler of Rochester, Minn. in 1886.
Besides his wife, survivors are two sons, George of Buxton and Henry C. of Stanwood, Wash.; four daughters, Mrs. Arnold Nienas of Thompson, Mrs. J.E. Worlitz of Nappoleon, Mrs. A. W. Rottweiler of Seattle and Mabel at home; 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be a 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home at 413 N. Fourth st. and at 1:30 p.m. at the Evangelical church. Rev. E.K. Helmer and Rev. George M. Mittag will officiate and burial will be at the Holmes Evangelical church cemetery.
The body will lie in state at the Pierce funeral home Monday evening and at the home from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Paul Roeder, Fred Schroeder, Will Strutz, John Zintel, N.J. Walper and George Osland.

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ANNA NIENAS

Source: Unknown from Kathryn Haltli
Date: Unknown
Anna Johnson

Mrs. Ingolf (Anna) Johnson, 81, Valley Memorial Home Medical Park, died there Wednesday March 25. Services were held Saturday at Walle Lutheran Church, Thompson, with burial at the church cemetery. The Rev. Roger Schelinder officiated. Marlene Wilson was ogranist and soloists were Judy Barr and Darlene Holien. Casketbearers were Ron Barr, Mark Bilden, Gary Bahr, Ron Haltli, Russ Haltlie, and David Bahr.
Anna Nienas was born October 1, 1899 in Thompson. She married Ingolf Johnson October 8, 1925 in Thompson. He died December 7, 1968. Mrs. Johnson moved to Grand Forks in 1969.
Survivors include two daughters Mrs. Myron (Dorothy) Bahr, and Mrs. Ray (Kathryn) Haltli, both of Thompson; one brother, Frank Nienas, Emerado; and three sisters Mrs. Fred (Lena) Schroeder, Thompson; Mrs. Fred (Emma) Zaeske, Leonard; and Mrs. Martha Borovsky, Minneapolis; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

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ARNOLD F. NIENAS

Source: Unknown
Date: 1966
Arnold F. Nienas

Funeral services for Arnold F. Nienas were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church with Pastors Allen Solheim and Walter Schott officiating. Mr. Nienas passed away last Friday in a Grand Forks hospital following a long illness. Honorary pallbearers were R.J. Schroeder, Archie Baetz, Otto Gensrich, Fred Schroeder, Henry Beine, Sr., and Marvin Rydland. Active pallbearers were Earl Roeder, Norman Roeder, Donald Niemeier, Verill Sprunk, Orland Niemeier and George H. Niemeier. Mrs. Elmer Ollman was organist and special music was provided by James Kent, Jr. and Pastor and Mrs. Schott. Interment was made in the churchyard cemetery.
Mr. Nienas was born October 23, 1889 at Ripon, Wisconsin and came to the Holmes community in 1896 with his parents. He attended school in Union Township and also N.D. State University at Fargo. He was married to Blanche Niemeier on November 17, 1914. They celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1964. Mr. Nienas, a long time farmer in Union Township, Grand Forks County, and his son Warren were named 1966 Conservation Award winners for the western district of Grand Forks County. Mr. Nienas had been active in the Evangelical United Brethren Church and had also taken an active interest in community affairs.
Survivors include his wife; three sons Rev. Harold Nienas of Santa Barbara, Calif., Ralph of Billings, Montana, and Warren resident of the Holmes community; three daughters Crystal and Marjorie both of Fargo, and Mrs. Larry (Rosalia) Olson of Beaverton, Oregon; 11 grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. Paul Roeder of Thompson and Mrs. Fred Jost of Minneapolis.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Herman and three sisters Miss Martha Nienas, Mrs. Charles Wilde and Mrs. Gottlieb Sprunk.

Note: North Dakota Public Death Index: Arnold Nienas died July 29, 1966.

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AUGUSTA NIENAS

Source: Fargo Forum
Date: 19 March 1966
Mrs. G. W. Sprunk Rites Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Gottlieb Sprunk, 92, were held in Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church, Chaffee on March 21 with Rev. E. Dale Erbele officiating. She died in Fargo Thursday where she had lived in a nursing home the past two years. Soloist was Marvin Sprunk and organist was Miss Marylss Sprunk. Burial was in EUB Cemetery, Chaffee. Pallbearers were Kenneth Sprunk, Verrill Sprunk, Wesley Sprunk, Verne Sprunk, Kenneth Roeder and Fred Sprunk.
Augusta Nienas was born June 15, 1873 in Germany and came with her family when seven to settle in Wisconsin. She came to the Grand Forks, ND, area when she was 20 and was married there January 30, 1907. The couple had farmed here and she had continued to live on the farm after his death in 1956.
She leaves three sons and one daughter, Rev. Elmer Sprunk, Olivet, SD, Edwin, Enderlin, Harvey and Mrs. Edwin (Helene) Sandvig, both of Leonard; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Alvin (Elvira) Roeder, Thompson. Two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Bertha Jost, Minneapolis; Mrs. Paul (Helen) Roeder and Arnold Nienas both of Thompson; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Note: North Dakota Public Death Index: Augusta A. Sprunk born June 16,1873; died March 17, 1966.

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CORA MARY NIENAS

Source: Unknown
Date: 1979
Cora Nienas

Funeral services for Cora Mary Nienas were held Saturday, December 15, 1979 in the Swarstad Chapel, Northwood, with Pastor John Johanson officiating. Organist was Mrs. Elmer Rebsch. The Holmes Mixed Quartet sang “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms'' and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.''
She is survived by brother, Frank, Emerado; four sisters, Mrs. Fred (Lena) Schroeder, Thompson; Mrs. Fred (Emma) Zaekse, Leonard; Mrs. Ingolf (Annie) Johnson, Tufte Manor; and Mrs. Joseph (Martha) Borovsky, Minneapolis; and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Rueben and John in infancy.
Casketbearers were Kenneth Schroeder, LeRoy Schroeder, Lester Nienas, Roger Nienas, Myron Bahr, and Raymond Haltli. Burial was in the Holmes Church cemetery.

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EMMA NIENAS

Source: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Emma Zaeske

The funeral for Emma Zaeske, 93, Leonard, ND, will be at 2 Saturday in St. Peter Lutheran Church near Leonard. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 today in West Funeral Home, Casselton, and one hour before services in the church. She died Wednesday.
Emma Nienas was born September 26, 1897, near Reynolds, ND, where she attended school. She married Fred Zaeske February 17, 1926 in Grand Forks, ND. They lived on a farm near Leonard for a short time, and then moved to Chaffee, ND. They later returned to the Leonard area, where they lived on farms. He died in 1967.
She is survived by two sons, Myron, and Gust, Audubon, Minn.; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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ERWIN NIENAS

Source: Unknown
1980
Erwin Nienas

Funeral services for Erwin W. Nienas were held Tuesday, August 12, 1980 in the Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Reynolds with Pastors Clarence Schaffer and Ralph Cushing officiating. Organist was Mrs. Ralph Cushing and music was provided by the Holmes Men's Choir.
Mr. Nienas was born April 25, 1898, at Hatton, son of the late Herman Nienas and Mary Suckow. He attended school in Wisconsin and college at Naperville, IL. He married Amanda Schroeder June 6, 1922 at Grand Forks by her father, the Rev. J.J. Schroeder. After their marriage the couple lived and farmed in Union Township, rural Reynolds, until their retirement. They became residents at the Deaconess in Northwood, November of 1979. He was a member of the Holmes United Methodist Church, the Holmes Brotherhood, and was Sunday school superintendent and teacher for many years. He entered into rest Friday, August 8, at the Deaconess Nursing Home, Northwood.
He is survived by his wife; five daughters Mrs. George (Eunice) Hoff, Middle River, MN; Mrs. Lyle (Norma) Thorgramson, Portland, OR; Mrs. Robert B. (Wanda) Gaulke, Milwaukie, OR; and Mrs. James F. (Joanne) Gay, Portland, OR; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Schroeder, Silver Springs, MD and Mrs. Louise Busacca, Kenosha, WI. He was preceded in death by Robert, Ella, Clara and Lillian, and Arthur and Myrtle in infancy.
Casketbearers were Maynard Fischer, Myron Bahr, LeRoy Schroeder, Kenneth Schroeder, Robert Klamm, and Leon Krueger. Interment was in the Holmes Cemetery.

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FRANK C. NIENAS

Source: Grand Forks Herald
Date: 3 May 1985
Frank Nienas

Frank C. Nienas, 90, 1639 24th Ave. S., died Wednesday in Good Samaritan Nursing Center, East Grand Forks.
Services will be at 2 p.m. in Holmes (N.D.) United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. prayer service in Amundson Funeral Home, and one hour before services in the church.
Mr. Nienas was born December 5, 1904, near Holmes, where he grew up and farmed. He married Dora Holweger November 21, 1931. They moved to Grand Forks last year. Survivors are his wife; son Lester, and daughter Violet (Mrs. Kenneth) Nygaard both of Grand Forks; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and sister Emma (Mrs. Fred) Zaeske, Leonard, N.D.

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FRANZ NIENAS

Source: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Franz Nienas

Franz Nienas, prominent resident of Union Township died suddenly Tuesday evening, July 19. He was born in Stozewalde, Brandenburg, Germany February 10, 1862. He came to this country in 1880 and 1882 came to Traill County where he lived for four years. In 1886 he began farming in Union Township where he resided until his death. He married Martha Scheel in 1891. To this union 11 children were born, four of who are deceased.

Holmes Farmer Dies

Franz Nienas, 70 years old, farmer in Union Township, Grand Forks County, since 1886 died Tuesday after a stroke of apoplexy brought on by excessive heat. Funeral services for Mr. Nienas will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Holmes Evangelical Church with Rev. Burns, pastor of the church officiating.
Mr. Nienas was born in Germany February 19, 1862 and came to the United States in 1880. Two years later he came to North Dakota and in 1886 he settled here. He was married to Martha Scheel of Thompson April 20, 1891, who with seven of their eleven survives.
The surviving children are: Cora, Herbert and Frank, residing at home; Mrs. Fred Schroeder and Mrs. Ingolf Johnson of Thompson, Mrs. Fred Zeske, Leonard and Mrs. Joe Borasky of Grand Forks.

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HELEN NIENAS

Source: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Mrs. Paul Roeder

Mrs. Paul Roeder passed away Sunday, July 2 in a Grand Forks hospital where she had been a patient since June 12. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon July 5 at the Holmes EUB Church with Rev. Allan Solheim officiating. Pallbearers were Howard Fischer, Norman Roeder, Delmer Roeder, Warren Nienas, Ross Lange, Marvin Klevberg. Mrs. Elmer Ollman was organist and Mrs. Solheim was soloist. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Roeder (Helen Nienas) was born at Ripon, Wisconsin on May 17, 1887 and came to Thompson as a child with her parents the August Nienases. She was married to Mr. Roeder on December 10, 1913. The couple farmed in the Holmes community, Union Township. She was a member of the Holmes EUB church and an active member of the WSWS.
She leaves her husband, one son, four daughters; a sister, Mrs. Fred Jost of St. Paul; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Ruby) Wilson; three sisters Martha Nienas, Mrs. Gottlieb Sprunk and Mrs. Mary Wilde; and two brothers Herman and Arnold Nienas.

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HERBERT NIENAS

Source: Northwood Gleaner
Date: 8 March 1973
Herbert Nienas

Herbert Nienas, 71, formerly of the Holmes community died Saturday, March 3, at Fosston, Minn.
Mr. Nienas was born August 26, 1901 in Grand Forks County. He grew up and farmed in the area until 1960 when he moved to Erskine, Minn. He married Ragna Hjelmstad in 1928; she died in 1929.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. June Davis, Grand Forks and Mrs. George Osland, Erskine, Minn., and one son Roger, Grand Forks, nine grandchildren; one brother, Frank, Emerado; five sisters Mrs. Fred (Emma) Zaeski of Leonard, Mrs. Fred (Lena) Schroeder, Thompson, Mrs. Ingolf (Anna) Johnson, Grand Forks, Mrs. Joe (Martha) Borovosky, Minneapolis and Cora Nienas, Manvel. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jane.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 7, 2:00 p.m. at the Stennes Wagner Funeral Home, East Grand Forks, with Rev. Charles Rogers, Reynolds, officiating. Burial was in the Stjordalen Lutheran Cemetery of Reynolds. Vocalists were Mrs. Margaret Hjelmstad and Miss Carla Roeder and organist was Mrs. Melvin Hjelmstad. Casketbearers were Sivert Hjelmstad, Larry Hjelmstad, Lester Nienas, Miles Osland, Eddie Osland, and Harold Osland.

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LENA NIENAS

Source: Unknown
1981
Mrs. Fred (Lena) Schroeder

Mrs. Fred (Lena) Schroeder was born November 15, 1893, near Thompson, ND, the daughter of the late Frank Nienas and Martha Scheel. She attended rural school and grew to womanhood in Union Township, rural Thompson. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Fred Schroeder of Thompson on March 21, 1917, at her parents' home in Union Township. He died in 1970. She continued to make her home on the farm until becoming a resident at the Deaconess Nursing Home in October 1981. She was an active member of the Holmes United Methodist Church and an honorary member of the United Methodist Women. She entered into rest on October 30, 1981 at the Deaconess Home in Northwood.
She is survived by six sons, Clarence, Ogilvie, Minn, Kenneth, St.Hilaire, Minn., Rolland, Port Orchard, Wash., Floyd, Gig Harbor, Wash., and Richard and LeRoy, Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Doris) Lange, Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Clifford (LaVerne) Lenz, Northwood; one brother, Frank, Emerado, ND, two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Emma) Zeaske, Leonard, ND, and Mrs. Joe (Martha) Borovsky, Minneapolis; 31 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Rueben, Johnny, and Herbert, and two sisters, Cora Nienas and Mrs. Ingolf (Anna) Johnson.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 4, in the Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Reynolds, with Rev. Ralph Cushing officiating. The organist was Mrs. Elmer Rebsch and the soloist was Randy Schroeder. Honorary pallbearers were all our neighbors and friends. The casketbearers were William Marfell, Michael Schroeder, Loran Schroeder, Kelly Lenz, Stephen Lenz, and Russell Lenz. The interment was in the church cemetery.

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MARY NIENAS

Source: Unknown
Date: 1959
Mrs. Mary Wilde

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Wilde were held March 2 at the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Sterling officiating. Mrs. Wilde passed away February 27 in the Northwood Hospital where she had been a patient for two months. Pallbearers were Lloyd Lenz, Myron Roeder, George Hoff, Archie Baetz, Howard Fischer, and Myron Bahr. Special music was furnished by the Men's Quartet and Mrs. Elmer Ollman was organist. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Wilde was born April 28, 1875 to parents Mr. and Mrs. August Nienas in Germany. When she was 6 years old she came to the United States with her parents, who first settled in Ripon, Wisconsin. In 1896 the family came to the Thompson community and settled on a farm. In 1917 she was married to Charles Wilde in Fargo. Following their marriage they engaged in farming in Union Township. Mr. Wilde passed away in 1932 and she continued to make her home in Union Township until 1958 when she moved to the Old People's home in Northwood. She had been a member of the Holmes EUB Church since 1896.
Survivors include one brother, Arnold Nienas of Thompson, three sisters, Mrs. G. Sprunk, Casselton, Mrs. Fred Jost, Minneapolis and Mrs. Paul Roeder of Thompson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother Herman and a sister Martha.

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MARVIN DUANE NOSS

Source: Unknown
1944
Marvin Duane Noss

Marvin Duane, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Noss, was born Monday, April 17 and passed away April 19 at the Northwood hospital. Services were held Thursday at the Olson, Hegg & Pederson Funeral Home with Rev. S. D. Fauske officiating.
Burial was made in the Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents and one brother, James.

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T. H. NOSS

Hatton Man, Who Dropped Dead, Buried Tuesday

The remains of T.H. Noss of Hatton, found dead on the streets of Minneapolis, were brought home for burial by Selmer Noss and Rev. J. Tjorholm, the funeral taking place on Tuesday. Mr. Noss was on his way to visit a son at Austin, Minn. When the body was found on the street the coroner's inquest was held and it was decided that the man had been dead for several hours. Heart failure was the probable cause. Grand Forks Herald, January 19, 1922

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