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Source: Northwood Gleaner
Date: Unknown

Berthold Scheel

Funeral services for Berthold Scheel, were held May 12, at the Holmes United Methodist Church, with Rev. F. Kinzler officiating. Mrs. Elmer Ollman was organist with Mrs. Daniel Lee as soloist. Casketbearers were Olger Thompson, Bert Hovet, Kenneth Roeder, Howard Fischer, James Beine, and Delmer Krogstad. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Scheel was born June 10, 1896 in Michigan Township, near Reynolds. His parents were the late August and Ida Boening Scheel. He attended school near his parental home.
On October 3, 1929 he married Elsie Rebsch of Thompson. They were married at the Rebsch farm home. They farmed in the Thompson area until 15 years ago, when they retired and made their home in Reynolds.
He entered into rest at a Grand Forks hospital on May 9. He had been in failing health the past two years.
He leaves his wife, Elsie; his brother Arthur Scheel at the Tri-County Home in Hatton; his sister Mrs. Elnora Opperman of Fargo; two nieces Mrs. Louis Hahn of Chaffee, and Mrs. William McCullough of Bismarck.

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Source: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Mrs. Martha Nienas

Services will be held Wednesday at Holmes Evangelical Church for Mrs. Martha Nienas, 72 years old, Reynolds woman, who died Sunday in a Grand Forks hospital. Rev. Robert Bechtle will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Roeder, Arthur Fischer, Louis Beine, Rueben Lenz, Henry Ollman and Edwin Bahr.
Mrs. Nienas was born in Germany October 12, 1872. She had resided on a farm near Holmes until moving to Reynolds seven years ago. She was the wife of the late Frank Nienas, who died ten years ago.
Surviving are five daughters Cora Nienas at home, Mrs. Fred Schroeder and Mrs. Ingolf Johnson, Thompson, Mrs. Fred Zeaske of Chaffe, and Mrs. Joe Borovsky of Minneapolis; two sons Herbert and Frank of Reynolds; one brother Herman Scheel of Grand Forks, a twin sister Mrs. Frank Schank of Thompson and 20 grandchildren.

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Source: Unknown
ND Public Death Index: Died June 16, 1950

Mrs. Jonas Lenz

Funeral services for Mrs. Jonas Lenz, pioneer settler of the Holmes community, were held on Monday June 19, 1950, at Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Clarence Schaeffer officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery. She had been a member of the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church for the past 64 years. Pallbearers were six grandsons, Delmer Rux, Ross Lange, Lloyd Lenz, Ervin Lange, Norman Sieg and Merlin Sieg.
Mrs. Lenz suffered a broken hip in a fall in Hatton a short while ago and passed away at the Northwood hospital on Friday, June 16, at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 26 days.
Mrs. Lenz was born at Rochester, Wabasha County, Minn. on June 20, 1865. She was married in Grand Forks County on April 10, 1886 to Jonas Lenz of Marquette, Wis. They made their home in the Holmes community and continued to reside there until their deaths. The celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1936 and their fifty-fifth in 1941. Mr. Lenz passed away in 1942. Mrs. Lenz continued to reside at the family home until a year and three months ago when she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Carl Sieg.
She is survived by eleven children, Mrs. George Lutz of Oscelola, Wis., Rueben Lenz, William Lenz, Mrs. August Lange, Ezra Lenz, Sergius Lenz, and Mrs. Elroy Lange, all of Reynolds; Eva Lenz of Emerado, Mrs. Walter Rux of Thief River Falls, Minn., Mrs. Rheinold Sieg of Emerado, and Mrs. Carl Sieg of Thompson. She also leaves twenty-nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

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Schjeldahl Family Obituaries


Source: Northwood Gleaner
Date: 10 March 1983
Mrs. Erwin (Amanda) Nienas

Funeral services for Mrs. Erwin (Amanda) Nienas were held Friday, March 4, 1983 in the Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Reynolds, with Rev. William Bates officiating. Organist was Mrs. Elmer Rebsch and music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ollman.
Mrs. Nienas was born December 10, 1902, in Union Township, daughter of the late Rev. J.J. Schroeder and Katherine Klamm. She attended rural school in Union Township and Central High School in Grand Forks. She married Erwin Nienas June 6, 1922 at Grand Forks. After their marriage the couple farmed west of Thompson in the Holmes community until their retirement in 1978 when they moved to Northwood. They became residents at the Northwood Deaconess Retirement Home in 1979. Mr. Nienas died in August of 1980. She was a member of the Holmes United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Holmes Homemakers Club. She entered into rest March 1 at the Deaconess Nursing Home in Northwood.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. George (Eunice) Hoff, Middle River, MN; Mrs. Lyle (Norma) Thorgramson, Portland, OR; Mrs. Robert (Wanda) Gaulke, Milwaukee, OR; Mrs. Fred (Dawn) McNeeley, Richmond, CA; and Mrs. James (Joanne) Gay, Portland, OR; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Rev. Eugene Schroeder of California; and four sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Myrtle) Bahr, East Grand Forks, MN; Mrs. Lewis (Alma) Fischer, Marshfield, WI; Mrs. Reuben (Irma) Rebsch, Hatton; and Mrs. Marvin (Anita) Otto, Charles City, IA.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Ezra, and one sister, Selma Helege. Casketbearers were Richard Schroeder, Maynard Fischer, Myron Bahr, Timothy Hoff, Thomas Hoff, and Charles Hoff.
Committal services were held in the church.

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Source: Wiley L. Hoy
Date: 1926
Augusta Roeder

Augusta Roeder 69, nee Schroeder, born in Germany June 25, 1857, died at her home 618 Walnut St. in Grand Forks, ND, August 11, 1926 after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at 1:00 at the home and at 3:30 o'clock, in the Union Township Church with Rev. Willey Hoy officiating.
When a child she came with her parents to America. She married Herman Roeder in 1878. This union was blessed with ten children three preceding her in death. She is survived by three daughters Mrs. Frank Strutz, Hatton, Mrs. Ezra Betchel, Fargo, and Mrs. Art Fischer, Holmes; four sons Paul, Herbert, Alvin and Milton, all of Thompson; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Besides a sister Reka Gensrich, Grand Forks, she is also survived by three brothers, Rev. J.J. Schroeder, Bentley, and Frank and Herman Schroeder of Holmes.
She joined the church when 14 years old and was active in church work for many years, serving as president of W.M.S at Holmes for a number of years and later at Grand Forks.

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Source: Unknown
Date: 1948
Rites Held For Edwin Schroeder

Funeral service for Edwin Schroeder was held Feb. 14, at the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Clarence Schaeffer officiating. A quartette of young men from the Holmes community sang and Mrs. Clarence Schaeffer also sang. Pallbearers were Myron Roeder, Clifford Lenz, Kenneth Schroeder, Rueben Rebsch, Elroy Lange and Howard Fischer.
Mr. Schroeder passed away very suddenly at his home on Tuesday, February 10, following a heart attack. He was born October 1, 1896 on the same farm where he resided at the time of his death. He had made his home there all his life. On October 24, 1929 he was married to Rose Nienas of Ripon, Wisconsin.
Mr. Schroeder was a faithful member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and had served in many capacities; as president of the Young People League, Stewart, Chief Stewart, trustee, class leader, the building committee, was active in the Brotherhood and Sunday school and at the time of his death was teaching the Catechism class. Several times he represented his church a delegate to the annual conference.
He is survived by his wife and daughter, Carol, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schroeder, and six sisters, Lillian of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Henry Dute of Naperville, Ill., Mrs. Henry Beine of Reynolds, Esther of Ely, Minn., Edith of Washington, D.C., and Clara of Detroit, Mich. All were home for the funeral services.
Other relatives who attended the services included Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nienas of Ripon, Wis., Mrs. Louise Busaca of Kenosha, Wisc. and Mrs. Bertha Marshall of Valley City.

Note: North Dakota Public Death Index: Edwin P.Schroeder born October 1, 1896 died February 10, 1948.

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Source: Unknown
Date: 1958

Veteran Educator Dies 1958; Dr. Schroeder Fatally Stricken in Minneapolis

Dr. Elroy H. Schroeder, Superintendent of the Grand Forks City Schools and a veteran in the field of public education, died unexpectedly of a heart attack in Minneapolis, shortly after 3 p.m. Friday, He was 59. Dr. Schroeder had been on a visit to Air Force installations in Alabama and Florida as a guest of the Civil Air Patrol and collapsed at Wold Chamberlain Airport, as he was about to return to Grand Forks by plane. He was taken by ambulance to Fort Snelling Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis, where he was pronounced dead on arrival by a physician. His body will be returned to Grand Forks for services and burial. The Hanson-Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the service arrangements.
Honored in April. Dr. Schroeder's unexpected death leaves vacant a post in the city's school system that he had filled for the past 25 years. April 8 the educator was honored at a special recognition dinner here for having completed a quarter of a century of service as superintendent. Dr. Schroeder had not been completely well for some time, yet he was still in full command of the superintendent's job. Because of the not unexpected large increase in the number of children attending Grand Forks public schools this year, Dr. Schroeder's job had become exceedingly complex.
Dr. Schroeder was a prominent Grand Forks business and civic leader as well as an educator. At the time of his death he was chairman of the board of directors of Community Radio Corp, which operates KNOX Radio and TV, a director of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce and Red River National Bank and a member of the Grand Forks Air Force Base community council. He also had farming interests in this area.
Elroy H. Schroeder was born in Holmes, ND on March 1, 1899, the son of H.F. and Barbara Klamm Schroeder. His mother is presently living at 101 Fourth Ave. S. Mr. Schroeder died in 1943.
Was UND graduate: Dr. Schroeder received his early education at Holmes and then attended Central High School before enrolling at the University of North Dakota. He graduated in 1926 with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and in 1935 he received a Master of Science degree in the same field. In 1948 he was awarded a LLD degree by Wesley College.
He married the former Donalda MacDonald on December 9, 1937 at Fargo and she survives with two sons David 18 and Dean 15. The family resides at 421 River St. Other survivors include two brothers, Ralph, Holmes, a Grand Forks County Commissioner and Milton, Grand Fork and one sister, Mrs. Louis (Ruth) Beine, Reynolds. Two sisters Clara and Fern preceded him in death.
Taught Rural Schools: Dr. Schroeder began his career in the field of education by teaching at rural schools in the county before being appointed county commissioner of schools in 1926. He held this post until taking over the city superintendent's job in 1933.
Some of the more important related positions he has held include president of the North Dakota Education Association, president of Northeast District of the North Dakota Education Association, president of the High School Conference, president of the State County Superintendents Association, member of the Teachers Insurance and Retirement Fund Board since 1943, and member of the state Merit Council for the Department of Health since 1941. Some of his community activities included active participation in the Christmas Seal drive, the March of Dimes, The Community Chest, the YMCA, the State Fair and the United Fund.
He belonged to the Lions, Elks, Fortnightly and Franklin clubs, the Grand Forks Shrine and Scottish Rite bodies and the Masonic Lodge at Reynolds. At the time of his death he was president of the Community Music Association.

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Source: Northwood Gleanor
Date: 1975
Esther B. Schroeder

Esther B. Schroeder, Northwood, was born June 4, 1905 in Union Township near Reynolds and passed away December 13, 1975 at the Deaconess Nursing Home, Northwood. Her parents were the late Frank Schroeder and Martha Rebsch.
She attended school near her parental home. She was a graduate of Valley City High School and of Valley City Teachers College and then taught in rural schools. She received a scholarship at Boulder University in Colorado, where she received her master's degree. She taught high school in Tappan and Jamestown and at Ely, MN. In 1948 she began teaching in Brainerd Junior College until her retirement a few years ago.
Miss Schroeder was a lifelong member of the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church, later the United Methodist Church, near Reynolds. She was active in its women's organizations and Sunday Schools, wherever her work took her. She was a member of the national, state and local teachers organizations and a charter member of the Zonta organization while in Brainerd. She had lived in Northwood since July 1974 and had been at the Nursing Home since October of this year.
She is survived by four sisters: Mrs. Ella S. Dute, Naperville, ILL, Mrs. Henry (Rose) Beine, Sr., Hatton, Mrs. Arthur (Clara) Nagel, Prescott, AZ; and Miss Edith Schroeder of Nicoma Park, OK. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Paul and Edwin and two sisters, Lillian and Ethel.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 16, at the Holmes United Methodist Church near Reynolds with Rev. Darrel Aleson and Dr. J. Schindler officiating. Mrs. Elmer Ollman was organist and Mrs. Elmer Rebsch soloist. Interment was in the Church Cemetery. Casketbearers were Earl Roeder, Kenneth Roeder, Howard Fischer, Warren Nienas, Harry Hjelmstad, and James Beine.

Note: North Dakota Public Death Index: Esther B. Schroeder born June 4, 1905 died December 13, 1975.

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Source: Northwood Gleaner
Date: 17 April 1975
Ezra Schroeder

Ezra Samuel Schroeder was born June 29, 1899, in Union Township, near Reynolds and passed away April 9, 1975 at the Northwood Nursing Home. His father was the late J.J. Schroeder and his mother, Katherine Klamm.
Mr. Schroeder was baptized and confirmed at the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church. November 5, 1924 he married Lydia Holweger at Grand Forks and they farmed in the Emerado-Thompson area. They retired in 1968 and moved to Grand Forks. Mrs. Schroeder died January 1, 1969. Mr. Schroeder came to Northwood Nursing Home in 1973. Throughout his life he had been active in church and community affairs.
He is survived by one son, Kermit, 511 25th Ave. So. Grand Forks, four grandchildren; one brother, Rev. Eugene Schroeder, LaPuente, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Louis (Alma) Fischer, Marshfield, Wisc.; Mrs. Ed (Myrtle) Bahr, Grand Forks, Mrs. Ervin (Amanda) Nienas, and Mrs. Reuben (Irma) Rebsch, both of Thompson; and Mrs. Norman (Anita) Otto, Charles City, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons Vernon and Alton; one brother, Fred and one sister, Mrs. Arnold (Selma) Hellwege, and his parents.
Services were held Saturday, April 12, at the Holmes United Methodist Church with Pastor Darrel Aleson officiating. Mrs. Elmer Ollman was organist and music was by Mrs.LeRoy Schroeder, Mrs. Elmer Rebsch and Mrs. Robert Klamm.
Casketbearers were Robert Klamm, LeRoy Schroeder, Maynard Fischer, Myron Bahr, Howard Fischer and Norman Roeder.
Interment was at the Holmes United Methodist Cemetery. Arnett Funeral Home, Northwood, in charge of arrangements.

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Source: Unknown
Date: Unknown

Funeral Services For Fern Schroeder Held At Holmes

Funeral services for Fern Schroeder, 5-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Schroeder of Holmes were held Thursday in the family home at 1 o'clock and at 2 o'clock in the Emmanuel church southeast of Holmes. Rev. J.G. Hack of Holmes, W.C. Menges of Grand Forks and A. W. Heidinger of Fargo officiated.
Death occurred through cancer of the throat.

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Source: Unknown
Date: 1960
Frank A. Schroeder dies at age 90

Funeral services for Mr. Frank Schroeder, long time resident of the Holmes Community were held Monday, January 11, in the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Sterling Wenzel officiating. Burial was made in the churchyard cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph Schroeder, Fred Schroeder, Ezra Schroeder, Rueben Rebsch, Otto Gensrich, and Arthur Fischer. Music was furnished by a male quartet, Maynard Fischer, Elmer Rebsch, Robert Klamm and Earl Lenz. Mrs. Elmer Ollman was organist.
Mr. Schroeder passed away last Friday at his home. He was born in Wisconsin on August 29, 1869 and came to the Dakota Territory in 1882. After growing to manhood, he farmed in the Holmes community until he retired some years ago.
He was a member of the Holmes EUB Church for over 70 years and had served the church in many ways as trustee, treasurer, assistant class leader, Sunday school teacher and delegate to the annual conferences.
He was married to Martha Rebsch on October 8, 1892. They observed their 67th wedding anniversary last October. Mrs. Schroeder is a patient at the Northwood Hospital.
Surviving besides his wife are six daughters Mrs. Henry Beine, Reynolds, Lillian, St. Paul, Esther, Brainerd, Edith, Chicago, Mrs. Henry Dute, Naperville, ILL, and Mrs. Arthur Nagel, Royal Oak, Michigan; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Three sons and one daughter preceded him in death.

Note: North Dakota Public Death Index: Frank A. Schroeder born August 29, 1869 died January 8, 1960.

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Source: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Fred Schroeder Dies

Fred Schroeder was born April 7, 1893 near Reynolds. His parents were the late Rev.J.J. and Mrs. Schroeder (Katherine Klamm) He attended school and grew to manhood in Union Township. On March 21, 1917, he married Lena Nienas of Reynolds. They have farmed in Union Township since their marriage. He was an active member of the Holmes United Methodist Church (formerly Holmes Evangelical United Brethren), its Brotherhood, Men's Chorus, and had served on the Cemetery Board and also the Union Township School Board.
He entered into rest at the Northwood Hospital on November 14, following a long illness. He is survived by wife and eight children Clarence of St. Cloud, Minn., Kenneth of St. Hilaire, Minn., Floyd of Gig Harbor, Wash., LeRoy of Thompson, Roland, Port Orchard, Wash., Richard, Thompson, Mrs. Ed (Doris) Lange, Albany, Oregon, and Mrs. Clifford (LaVerne) Lenz of Northwood. Also surviving him are the following brothers and sisters, Rev. E.J. Schroeder of LePuente, Calif., Ezra of Grand Forks, Mrs. Alma Fischer, Marshfield, Wisc, Mrs. Ed (Myrtle) Bahr, Grand Forks, Mrs. Rueben (Irma) Rebsch; Mrs. Erwin (Amanda) Nienas, Thompson, and Mrs. Marvin Otto, of Charles City Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his sister Mrs. Arnold (Selma) Helwege and his brother John. Funeral services were held November 17, at the Holmes United Methodist Church with Rev. Kinzler officiating Mrs. Elmer Hjelmstad and Mrs. Donald Ollman sang with Mrs. Elmer Ollman as organist. Casket bearers were Elmer Rebsch, Maynard Fischer, Robert Klamm, Lester Nienas, Roger Nienas and Kermit Schroeder. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Source: Unknown
November 1954
Mrs. Roeder Rites

Funeral services for Mrs. Fredericka Schroeder Gensrich Roeder were held on Tuesday afternoon in the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Eugene Schroeder and Rev. Sterling Wenzel officiating. Burial was made in the church cemetery. Mrs. Roeder passed suddenly November 3 in Santa Cruz, CA, where she was making her home.
Mrs. Roeder was born in Arnswalde, Germany on October 3, 1864, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schroeder. At the time of her death she was 90 years and one month old. She came to the United States in December 1865 spending several years in Princeton, Wisconsin. In March 1886 she came to the Holmes community. On November 27, 1889 she was married to Ernst Gensrich. To this union five children were born, Otto, Alfred, Ada (Mrs. C.W. Hoffman), Hannah Gensrich, Elfreda Haugen, Esther (Mrs. John W. Love), and Emma (Mrs. H.A. Freeberg). Mr. Gensrich passed away March 16, 1901 and her son Alfred in July 1950.
She homesteaded in Union Township and lived there until 1917 when she moved to Grand Forks. In 1927 she married Herman Roeder who passed away in 1940. Surviving stepchildren include Paul, Herbert, Alvin, and Milton Roeder, Mrs. Emma Strutz and Mrs. Art Fischer.
She was a member of the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church, having joined this church soon after her arrival in this community.
In 1946 she moved from Grand Forks to Wahpeton where she lived for a time with Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman and then to Minot where she lived with another daughter, Mrs. Haugen. In 1949 she moved to Washington and later to California where she lived with Miss Hannah Gensrich and Mr. and Mrs. Love.
Other survivors include a brother Frank Schroeder, 18 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and a host of friends in this community.
During her later years she was much concerned with the distress oversees, the fact that millions were often homeless and without sufficient clothing. To aid those in need she spent many hours each week ultimately knitting several hundred pair of mittens and stockings for children in both Europe and Asia.

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Source: Unknown
Date: 1943
H. F. Schroeder

Funeral services for H.F. Schroeder, 69 years old, pioneer resident of Holmes, who died in a hospital in Grand Forks will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the farm home and 3 p.m. in Holmes Church. Rev. R. Bechtle of Holmes and Rev. J.W. Schindler of Fargo will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state in the Hanson Anderson Chapel this evening.
Mr. Schroeder was the father of Elroy H. Schroeder, Grand Forks City Superintendent of Schools. He had been proprietor of the general store at Holmes for 43 years and was born at Ripon, WI. He attended Belmont School and Grand Forks College, and worked for several Grand Forks business firms in the 1890's.
Active in community affairs, he was postmaster for 41 consecutive years, one of the longest services as postmaster in the state. He also served as clerk for the township and school boards for many years and was active in the Evangelical Church for more than 50 years as a church officer and Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He also helped to organize the Holmes Band.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter Mrs. Louis Beine, Holmes; three sons Ralph, who operated the Holmes store jointly with his father; Milton, and Elroy; a sister Mrs. H.A. Roeder, Grand Forks; and brother Frank Schroeder of Holmes.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Note: North Dakota Public Death Index: Herman F. Schroeder born September 25, 1873 died January 27, 1943.
All references to the church were Holmes Immanuel Lutheran.

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Source: Unknown
Irma Rebsch

Irma E. Rebsch, 95, Hatton, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 1996, at Union Hospital, Mayville. Funeral services were held in the Holmes United Methodist Church Saturday, April 6 with Pastor Mark Ellingson officiating. The organist was Donna Roeder and duet by Bob and Alvina Klamm. The casketbearers were Kevin Lange, Allan Rebsch, Gary Bahr, David Kent, Kelly Lenz, Russel Lenz, Jim Klamm, Charles Hoff, and Tim Hoff. The interment was held in the Holmes Cemetery, rural Reynolds.
Irma Rebsch was born on January 19, 1901 at Holmes, rural Reynolds, the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. J.J. Schroeder. She attended rural school and grew to womanhood in the Holmes community. She married Reuben Rebsch on May 10, 1927, at her parent's home, rural Reynolds. The couple farmed and made their home in the Thompson area until his death in 1968. She moved to Hatton in 1979 and in 1991 moved to the Tri-County Nursing Apartments. She was a member of the Holmes United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
She is survived by one son Glenn of Vancouver, WA; two daughters Gloria Lykken, Hatton, and Mrs. Ernest (Janet) Hanson, Fargo; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister Mrs. Anita Otto, Amery, WI, one sister-in-law Mrs. Helen Farringer, Tumwater, WA, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers Fred, Eugene, Ezra and John in infancy, and four sisters Myrtle, Amanda, Selma and Alma.

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Source: Grand Forks Herald
22 June 1942
Once City Pastor Dies In Hospital
Schroeder Rites Set on Thursday

Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 P.M. from the Evangelical Church in Grand Forks and 2:30 P.M. in the Evangelical Church at Holmes for Rev. Julius J. Schroeder, 75 years old, 515 Cherry Street, former pastor of the church here. He died Monday morning in a Grand Forks hospital where he had been a patient for three weeks.
Officiating will be Rev. Ira Herzberg of Grand Forks, Rev. Robert Bechtel of Holmes and Rev. A.W. Heidinger of Fargo. Burial will be at Holmes.
The body will lie in state at the church Thursday from 11 A.M. to the hour of the funeral. Pallbearers will be six grandsons, Maynard and Harold Fischer, Myron Bahr, Kenneth, Floyd and Kermith Schroeder. Visiting pastors will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Rev. Schroeder was born in Princeton, Wis. June 22, 1867. He was ordained as a minister in 1904, serving at Thief River Falls. He also served at Holmes, Osnabrock, Baintree, Donaldson, Kulm and Tuttle, retiring in 1941 when his health failed.
Surviving are his wife and nine children, Mrs. Louis Fischer of Marshfield, Wis., Mrs. Arnold Hellwege of Enid, Okla., Rev. E. J. Schroeder of Reed Point, Mont., Mrs. Marvin Otto of Charles City, Iowa, Fred and Ezra Schroeder, Mrs. Rueben Rebsch, Mrs. E.W. Nienas and Mrs. Edwin Bahr all of Thompson; two brothers Frank and H.F. Schroeder of Holmes; a sister Mrs. H. Roeder of Grand Forks; 33 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Another son died in 1912. He was the uncle of Elroy H. Schroeder, superintendent of the city schools.
Source: Thief River Falls News
Thursday 14 March 1907
Death of Mrs. Schroeder

Mrs. Schroeder, wife of Rev. Schroeder, died Monday morning after an illness of several months. The body was taken to North Dakota for burial. The deceased was 36 years of age and had made many friends during her residence in this city.
Katharine [sic] Schroeder was born in January [sic] Nov. 9, 1870. She came to North Dakota in 1887. She was married to Rev. Schroeder Nov. 15, 1890. To this union ten children were born.
The funeral occurred from the home Monday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Pope assisted by Rev. Barackman and Rev. Flesher.

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Source: Unknown
Date: 1969
Milton Schroeder

Milton Schroeder 66, Belmont Road, died Thursday, October 2, at a Grand Forks hospital where he had been a patient since September 25. He was born January 15, 1903 at Holmes ND, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schroeder. He attended grade school at Holmes and was a graduate of the former Model School at the University of North Dakota. Mr. Schroeder was in the wholesale grocery business in Grand Forks for more than 40 year with the Grand Forks Grocery Co.
Mr. Schroeder was married to the former Lenore Solum of Argyle, MN on July 30, 1930 in Grand Forks. He was a member of the United Lutheran Church and active in many capacities with the church through the years, including being president of the Church Council and a member of the Call Committee. He had served as chairman of the Transportation Committee of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Warren Schroeder, Clovis, NM; four daughters Mrs. Willis (Beverly) Hesser, Coon Rapids, MN; Mrs. William (Judy) Musgjerd, Oslo, Norway; Mrs. Duncan (Mary) Wallace, Glen Ellyn, ILL; and Mrs. Ronald (Marjorie) Willey, Grand Forks; one brother Ralph Schroeder, Thompson; one sister, Mrs. Louis Beine, Northwood; 14 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. His parents, one brother, Elroy Schroeder, two sisters Clara and Fern are deceased.
Funeral services were held Monday in the United Lutheran Church at Grand Forks, with Rev. Erling H. Wold officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks.

Note: North Dakota Public Death Index: Gladys Schroeder born October 25, 1904 died December 11, 1924. Milton C. Schroeder born January 1903 died October 2, 1969; Inez Leonore born April 27, 1909 died November 15, 1999 in Traill County.

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Source: Unknown

Myrtle Bahr

Myrtle M. Bahr, 92, Valley Memorial Home Medical Park died there Monday, May 1, 1989. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Zion United Methodist Church.
Myrtle M. Schroeder was born January 15, 1897 in Holmes, ND, the daughter of Julius and Katherine Schroeder. She attended school there and on October 25, 1916 she married Edwin P. Bahr in Thompson, ND. They lived and farmed in Union Township, Grand Forks County, and moved to Grand Forks in 1946. Edwin P. Bahr died April 26, 1979. She has lived in Town Square Apartments in East Grand Forks, and also in Valley Memorial Home, Almonte Avenue.
Survivors are a son, Myron, Grand Forks; daughters Vivian (Mrs. Leland) Luwe, West Des Moines, Iowa, Arlene (Mrs. Leon) Krueger, East Grand Forks, Loretta (Mrs. K. James) Stein Evanston, ILL; 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; sisters Irma (Mrs. Reuben) Rebsch, Hatton, and Anita (Mrs. Marvin) Otto, Charles City, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Marjorie; great grandson, Ryan Bahr; three sisters and three brothers.
Burial Holmes Cemetery.

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Source: Unknown
Date: 1942
Tractor Kills Holmes Farmer

Holmes, ND (Special) Paul Schroeder 33, farmer residing one and one-half miles south-east of Holmes was killed Thursday when he cranked a tractor while it was in gear and was pinned against the wall of his garage. When his wife reached the scene the tractor was still running with its drive wheels spinning on the concrete floor and Schroeder was tightly pinned against the wall. She threw the machine into reverse but her husband had been fatally hurt.
Mr. Schroeder was born June 8, 1909, on a farm in Union township where he resided all his life. October 6, 1937 he was married to Lois H. Bruns, daughter of Rev. G.H. Bruns, former pastor here. He was a member of the Holmes Evangelical Church.
Funeral services will be held at the home September 13 at 2:45 and at the Evangelical church at 3 P.M.
Surviving are his wife; three children Robert Harold, 4; Thomas Paul, 3; and Judith Lois, 1; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schroeder who observed their golden wedding anniversary two weeks ago; six sisters, Lillian Schroeder, St. Paul; Mrs. H. Dute, Naperville, Ill.; Mrs. H. Beine, Reynolds; Edith Schroeder, Cleveland, Ohio; Esther Schroeder, Jamestown and Clara Schroeder, Detroit, Mich.; one brother Ed Schroeder, Thompson, N.D. Elroy Schroeder, Grand Forks superintendent of schools, is a cousin.

Note: North Dakota Public Death Index: Paul Schroeder born June 8, 1909 died September 10, 1942.

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Ralph Schroeder

Ralph J. Schroeder, 89, Duke Drive, died Monday August 7 at his home. Funeral services were held in Wesley United Methodist Church, Grand Forks and burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Forks.
Ralph John Schroeder was born October 12, 1905 in Holmes, the son of Herman and Barbara (Klamm) Schroeder. He attended school there and then operated the Schroeder Holmes Store until 1962. He married Gladys Brenna November 2, 1929 in Grand Forks and they moved to Grand Forks in 1975. He was a Grand Forks County Commissioner for 20 years from 1956 to 1976.
He is survived by his wife; son Gerald, Irvine, CA; daughter Barbara (Mrs. Dennis) Maristuen, East Grand Forks; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Elroy and Milton; sisters, Ruth Beine, Clara Schroeder and Fern Schroeder.

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Mrs. Clara Niemeier

Funeral services were held on Tuesday April 27 for Mrs. Clara I. Niemeier of Grand Forks, former resident of Morgan township, who passed away Friday at her home. She was 93 years of age.
Services were held at the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Grand Forks with Rev. Walter Erdmann officiating. Burial was made in the Holmes cemetery. Pallbearers were Warren Nienas, Ross Lange, Ralph Nienas, George H. Neimeier, Jr., James Beine and Kenneth Niemeier.
Mrs. Niemeier, the former Clara Seiler, was born at Rochester, Minn. on Oct. 17, 1860. In 1886 she was married to Henry Niemeier and following their marriage, the couple moved to Morgan township in Traill county, where they homesteaded. They retired from farming in 1922, moving to Grand Forks to make their home. Mr. Niemeier preceded his wife in death in 1948. Mrs. Niemeier was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church of Grand Forks and a former member of the Holmes E.U.B. Church.
She is survived by two sons, George of Buxton and Henry of Aneta; four daughters, Miss Mable Niemeier of Grand Forks, Mrs. Arnold Nienas of Thompson, Mrs. J.E. Worlitz of Napoleon, and Mrs. A.W. Rottweiler of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Amelia Buch of Minneapolis; 18 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. A son and daughter also preceded her in death.

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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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January 1972
Mrs. Nels Heskin

Mrs. Nels (Bertine) Heskin died January 24 at the Cooperstown Hospital. Funeral services were held January 29 at Zoar Free Lutheran Church, Hatton, with Rev. Stephen Odegaard officiating. Organist was Mrs. Kenneth Lykken and special music was presented by the Ladies' Trio. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were the men of the congregation. Casketbearers were Edwin Flesche, Clarence Kamphaugh, Marvin H. Hanson, Julian Meldahl, Jr., Ernest Hegre and Kermit Heskin.
Mrs. Bertine Heskin was born October 22, 1878 at Valdres, Norway. She was baptized and confirmed in Norway. Bertine Smedsrud married Nels Heskin in Norway in 1900. They came to America that same year to Golden Lake Township near Hatton where they farmed. Mr. Heskin died January 11, 1939. Mrs. Heskin continued living on the farm until 1948 when she moved to Hatton to make her home. The past two years she had lived at Cooperstown with her daughter. Mrs. Heskin was a member of the Zoar Free Lutheran Church and an honorary member of its Ladies Aid.
Surviving are four sons and three: Oliver, Lake Ashtabula; George, Edward and Bernard, Hatton; Mrs. Julian (Emma) Meldahl, Finley; Mrs. Alfred (Rudha) Sanderson, Cooperstown; and Mrs. Harold (Alpha) Nienas, Whittier, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband and for brothers, Knute, Erick, Andrew and Ole and one sister, Mrs. Annie Solberken.
Arnett Funeral Home, Hatton, had charge of arrangements.

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M. E. Sondreaal

Michael E. Sondreaal was born near Hatton on August 27, 1893, on the Sondreal farm where the family now resides of parents, Engebret and Karen Sondreaal. He received his public school education in this community and continued his education at Augsburg two years in 1913 and 1914. On April 4, 1917 he was married to Miss Malvina Pladson of Hatton.
He has been an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church since the congregation was organized and has served in different capacities, serving as secretary from 1929 until his death, a period of 23˝ years.
He was preceded in his death by a son Earl Bendick, who was killed on Leyte Island in the Philippines on November 10, 1944 during World War II.
After a lingering illness he passed away at the Northwood hospital June 15 at 5:30 a.m. He bore his suffering patiently and was perfectly resigned to God's will.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Alice (Mrs. Gilbert Sorlien) of Hatton, two sons, Reuben on the farm home and Myron of Fargo. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Thor of Hatton, Margit (Mrs. T.O. Midboe) of Minneapolis, Conrad of Grand Forks, Bernard of Leal, N.Dak., Clara (Mrs. O.B. Pladson) of Hatton, Beta (Mrs. Orvin Fossum) of Fargo, Edgar also of Fargo. He leaves two grandchildren, Myrna and Gary Sorlien; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services took place Friday, June 19 at the farm home at 1 o'clock and at the Bethel Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Julius Hermunslie officiating. Six nephews served as pallbearers: Edward Pladson, Graydon Pladson, Nickolai Sondreal, Prhillip Bjerke, Olaf Midtbo, all of Hatton, and Cameron Sondreaal of Thompson. Interment was made in the family lot in Bethel Church cemetery. Blessed be his memory. Unknown 1953

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Martin G. Sorlien

Funeral services for Martin G. Sorlien were held Monday April 6, 1981 in the Stjordalen Lutheran Church, rural Reynolds with Pastor Milo Gudim officiating. Organist was Mrs. Melvin Hjelmstad. Mrs. Daniel Lee sang “One Day at a Time'' and “Pas Me Not O Gentle Savior.''
Mr. Sorlien was born September 5, 1910 at Haley, ND, son of the late Peter Sorlien and Gina Erickson. He was baptized and confirmed his faith at Mt. Pelier Lutheran Church. He attended rural school near Ypsilanti. He came to the Northwood and Hatton communities as a boy with his parents. He married Luella Hjelmstad of Thompson September 21, 1935 at Reynolds, officiated by Rev. P.C. Oas. After their marriage the couple farmed west of Inkster and in 1936 moved and farmed in Union Township, rural Reynolds. He retired from active farming in 1975 and moved to Grand Forks in 1979.
He had actively served on the School Board, Stjordalen Church Boards, the Northwood Hospital and Home Board, and the Hatton Benevolent Society Board. He was a member of the Stjordalen Lutheran Church and entered into rest April 1, at Minneapolis, MN.
He is survived by his wife; seven sons, Gerhard, Miles City, MT; Maurice, Grand Forks; Darrell, Detroit, MI; Maynard, Harwood; Harlan, Dilworth, MN; and Wendell, Grand Forks; 23 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Gilbert, Hatton; Nordeen, Finley; and Virgil, Cooperstown; and five sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Eleanore) Schutz, Reynolds; Mrs. Carl (Esther) Bjerke and Mrs. Julius (Ruth) Berge, both of Northwood; Mrs. Calmer (Leona) Verke, Buxton; and Mrs. Melvin (Vivian) Strande, Rock Springs, WY.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Russell in infancy, and two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Hazel) Bjerke and Mrs. Frances (Pearl) Hanson.
Honorary pallbearers were all neighbors and friends. Casketbearers were Parnell Bjerke, Arleigh Verke, Michael Strande, Ardell Krueger, Jeffery Sorlien and Francis Kruzsko. Interment was in the Stjordalen Cemetery. (Arnett Funeral Home, Northwood).

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Source: Northwood Gleaner
January 1981
Mrs. Alvin Roeder

Funeral services for Mrs. Alvin (Elvira) Roeder were held Wednesday, January 28, 1981 in the Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Reynolds with Rev. Ralph Cushing officiating. Organist was Mrs. Elmer Rebsch, The Holmes Male Quartet sang “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,'' and “I Belong to the King.'' Honorary pallbearers were all neighbors and friends.
Mrs. Roeder was born September 18, 1897 at Chaffee, ND, the daughter of the late Gottlieb Sprunk and Augusta Schutt. She attended school in the Chaffee community. She married Alvin Roeder February 23, 1922 at Chaffee. After their marriage the couple moved to Union Township, rural Thompson, where they famed. Alvin died in 1973. She continued to make to make her home on the farm until February 1980, when she became a resident at the Deaconess Nursing Home in Northwood. She was a member of the Holmes United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She entered into rest January 25, at the Deaconess Hospital, Northwood.
She is survived by three sons; two brothers Rev. Elmer Sprunk, West Fargo, and Eddie Sprunk, Moorhead, one sister Mrs. Eddie (Helen) Sandvig, Leonard, seven step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers.
Casketbearers were Virrill Sprunk, Verne Sprunk, Delmar Roeder, Howard Fischer, Ross Lange and Warren Nienas. Committal services were held in the church.

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November 1951
Thorval B. Stavens, Hatton Pioneer Died Last Friday

Funeral services for Thorval B. Stavens were held on Tuesday of this week with Rev. A.E. Setness officiating. Services were held at the family home at 1 p.m. The grandchildren sang two songs and Mrs. Louise Awes sang a hymn in Norwegian. Services at the Little Forks Lutheran Church were at 2 p.m. with music furnished by Mrs. Louise Awes, Mrs. John Mark and Oscar Jemtrud. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. A. A. Kjelland, Oscar Arneson, Marcus Kringlie, Oliver Boe, Nels Pladson, August Peterson, Guy Wright, Ralph Anderson, Ed Skroch, H.M. Nash, Harold Moen, Gene Ellingrud and Mr. Baily.
Active pallbearers were Johan Hannestad, Chester Offerdahl, Raymo Mehus, and Arthur Mehus. Burial was made in the churchyard cemetery.
Mr. Stavens passed away at his farm home early Friday morning, November 2, after an illness of several weeks.
He was born October 13, 1882, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Gunder Stavens at the prairie home of his parents. Later the family home was moved down to the present site of the Stavens farm home and this remained his home until his death. Mr. Stavens grew to manhood in this community, attending the rural schools and later taking a course at the North Dakota Agricultural College at Fargo. On November 26, 1905 he was united in marriage to Emma R. Hove by Rev. A.J. Eikeland at the Little Forks Church. To this union six children were born: three sons, Gilmen, Ernest, and Edwin all of Hatton and three daughters Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) Ovrid of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Gilbert (Lillian) Groth of Hatton and Mrs. Fred (Esther) Liljenberg of Seattle, Wash. In November 1915 Mrs. Stavens passed away.
In March 1916, Mr. Stavens was married to Cora Hove and seven children were born to this union. They are Thorval, Jr., Arthur, Earl and Mrs. Dale (Emma) Hovland, all of Hatton, Mrs. Lyle (Hannah) Kringle of Portland, Mrs. Parnell (Elsie) Hovland of Neche, N.Dak. and Rosemary at home. Mr. Stavens was active in community affairs and held several offices of trust. He was a member of the board of directors of the Hatton Benevolent Society, which he helped organize in 1931, and also served on the board of the Steele County Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.
He was a member of the Flying Farmers and twice the summer Breakfast Flight had been held at the Stavens farm airport. Mr. Stavens had also served in the Civil Air Patrol during World War II. He also served on the Newburgh township school board and was a member of the Little Forks Lutheran Church.
His hobby was flying in which he had taken an active interest for more than thirty years. He was one of the organizers of the old Hatton Aero Club, back in 1920, and was associated with the late Carl Ben Eielson, famed Artic flier.
Besides his wife and thirteen children, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ole Livedalen, Mrs. Lillie Digness and Mrs. George Mehus, all of Hatton. He also leaves 17 grandchildren.

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Mrs. Joseph Noss

Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph Noss were held at St. John Lutheran Church on Monday of this week. Rev. R.S. Aanestad officiated at the rites, assisted by Rev. A.E. Setness. Burial was made in the Norwegian Lutheran cemetery. Active pallbearers were Henning Brandon, Rudolph Larson, Henning Stendahl, Paul Stendahl, Hjalmar Dokken and Rufus Kamphaugh. Honorary pallbearers were Theo. Tufte, Irvin Iverson, Christ Stormo, A.M. Soliah, Arne Larson, Carl Gulson and Gust Skjoiten.
Mrs. Noss was born January 3, 1916 in Washington township, daughter of the late Nels Stendahl and Mrs. Stendahl. She attended school there and grew to womanhood in this community. On September 25, 1940 she was married to Joseph Noss and they made their home on a farm in Newburgh township. She was a member of St. John Lutheran church of the Ladies Aid. She passed away Tuesday evening August 23 at 9 o'clock after a brief illness.
Besides her husband, she is survived by three children, James, Marie and Selmer. One child, Marvin Duane, died in infancy. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Nels Stendahl, three brothers, Otis and Norman of Northwood, Carl of Havre, Montana, and one sister Mrs. Albert Ringerud of Portland, N.Dak.

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Nels Stendahl

The community and the many friends were much shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Nels Peter Stendahl, who passed away December 27. He had driven to farm home of his son and daughter-in-law, Otis and Claudine Stendahl to take them with him to the morning Christmas service in the Washington Prairie church. He suffered a heart attack as he stepped out of his car and death was instant.
Mr. Stendahl was born in Melo, Helgeland, Norway in June 1886 and lived there until 1910 when he left for America. He came directly to Hatton, North Dakota. Since then he had farmed in this community.
In March 1915 he was married to Christine Dybvik, who also came from Melo, Helgeland, Norway. He has been a member of the Washington Prairie church near Hatton for 35 years, being active in affairs of the church. During the last year he served as deacon.
Survivors include his wife and five children (Helen) Mrs. Joseph Noss of Hatton, Otis, who farms east of Northwood, Carl of Harve, Montana, Norman at home, and (Edna) Mrs. A. J. Ringerud of Portland. There are also eight grandchildren. One brother, John resides at Whitman and two brothers and two sisters in Norway.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 31, with Rev. A.E. Setness officiating from the home at 1 o'clock and in Washington Prairie church at 2. Rev. R.S. Aanestad of Hatton also spoke. Special music was given by Clifford Bjerke of Northwood and the Holmes Male Quartette. Active pallbearers were Hans Klevberg, Ed Klevberg, Thoralf Suby, Gunder Gunderson and Frank Davis all of Northwood, and M. G. Rydland of Hatton. Honorary pallbearers were E.E. Pridmore and Alfred Gensrich of Grand Forks, M.G. Pederson, C.O. Brandon and Alfred Offerdahl of Hatton and R.J. Schroeder of Holmes. Burial was made in Washington Prairie cemetery.

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T. O. Stenmo, Hatton Farmer Dead

The funeral of Thor O. Stenmo, a prominent farmer of this district, who died at the Northwood hospital, will be held tomorrow and interment made at St. Johns cemetery. The deceased was born in Hallingdal, Norway in 1849 and came to the United States and settled in Iowa in 1869. In 1983 he moved Hatton settling on a homestead. While in Iowa he was married to Miss Ragnhild Fluto. The deceased leaves, besides the widow, five children: Ole Stenmo of Northwood, State Senator Albert Stenmo, Merrifield, Martin Stenmo, Hatton, Mrs. Gustav Melaas, Hatton, and Mrs. H.B. King, Hurd, N.D. Grand Forks Herald, January 11, 1918

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Frank Strutz Died Saturday

People in the Holmes and neighboring communities were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Frank Strutz on Saturday evening at about 9:15 o'clock in the Deaconess hospital in Grand Forks, where he had been admitted on Friday afternoon. Death was caused by a heart condition.
Mr. Strutz was born in Stettin Germany on August 21, 1880 and came to America with his parents and family in the early summer of 1892. The family settled in the Holmes community and he had made his home there ever since.
On December 4, 1907 he was united in marriage to Emma Roeder, who together with their three daughters, survive his passing. He also leaves one brother, Wm Strutuz of Reynolds, two sisters Lillie Strutz and Mrs. Emma Bohlman of Thompson, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church. Rev. Clarence Schaeffer will officiate. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Olson, Hegg, & Pederson Funeral Home from 10 to 11 o'clock Thursday morning and from 12 to 2 at the Holmes Church. Pallbearers will be John Tufte, Arnold Nienas, Lou Beine, Rueben Lenz, Melvin Hjelmstad and Arnold Nienas (name listed twice).

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