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  LABRENSZ Annie Wolf 2006   
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  LACHENMEIER August R. 2008 
  LACHENMEIER Denelda Zerr 2009  
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  LACHENMEIER John 2004     
  LAEGER James 2005
   LANDERT Caroline Karn 2009   
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  LAUTT Martha Sukut 2005     
  LAWRENCE June Miska 2003
  LEACH Edna Falkenstern 2000
  LEE Adeline Kurz 2004     
  LEHR Andrew F. 1966
  LEHR Lillian Klundt 2003 
  LEHR Pearl Violet 2009           
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  LEHRKE Crystal Olson 2005     
  LETCHER Bertha Meidinger 2007   
  LETCHER Carol Dorr 2003   
  LIMESAND Bertha Hust 2006   
  LIPPERT Ida Gahner 2001   
  LIPPERT Wilma Blaskowsky 2001 
  LONG John Eugene 2010       
  LONSKY Elizabeth Lorenz 1996   
  LOVEN Judith Johnson 2005    
  LUCHT Karen Isaak 2003 
  LUNDGREN Audrey Norden 2005      
  LUNZMAN Anna Bellikka 2000
  
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, May 12, 2006

Annie LaBrensz, 94, Lodi, Calif., formerly Kulm, N.D., died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Lodi.

Annie Wolf was born Aug. 19, 1911, in New Leipzig, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Maria (Wutzke) Wolf. The family moved to a farm northwest of New Leipzig when she was a few years old. At the age of 10 the family moved to the farm where she grew up near McLaughlin, S.D. She married Edward L. "Joe" LaBrensz of Fredonia, N.D., on June 26, 1932, at Fredonia. They farmed near Fredonia until 1945 when they moved to Kulm. After he died on March 23, 1963, she worked for Kulm Drug until it closed in 1972. She then moved to Lodi and worked for F. W. Woolworth for five years, Alexander Bakery for seven years, and Veinna Rest Home until she retired in 1994. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and travel.

She is survived by two sons, Jimmie Allen (DeAnna), Talent, Ore., and Charles Edward (Robin), Pinole, Calif.; two brothers, Wally, Leadville, Colo., and Alfred, Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Irene Taplin, Peoria, Ariz., and Evelyn Cash, Raphine, Va.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers, Herbert, Herman, Jacob Jr. and Donald; five sisters, Ida Hertel, Olga Leeper, Dorthy Kirschman, Frieda Klug, and Esther Banek.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Kulm Congregational Cemetery, Kulm. Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Arthur "Art" Lachenmeier, 89, Tappen, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D.

Mr. Lachenmeier was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Cokato Township, North Dakota, the son of August and Christena (Becker) Lachenmeier. He lived on a farm five miles northeast of Napoleon, N.D. He attended Napoleon Public School for six years and completed seventh and eight grades in Cokato Township. He worked as a farm laborer until he moved to Montana in 1936 where he worked in sugar beet fields and for Campbell Farming Corp. until 1944. He returned to North Dakota and worked in building and masonry construction from 1945 to 1948 in the Tuttle-Wing, N.D., area. He married Denelda Zerr on Nov. 28, 1948. In the spring of 1949 they began farming southeast of Gackle, N.D. In 1951 they purchased a farm northeast of Napoleon. He enjoyed music, pinochle, fishing, road trips, horseshoes and family baseball games.

He is survived by two daughters, Charlotte (James) Rath, Tuttle, and Judy (Randy) Kluksdahl, Driscoll, N.D.; a sister, Ella (Al) Guthmiller, Jamestown; four brothers-in-law, Fred Zerr, Tuttle, Melvin (Pearl) Zerr, Mandan, N.D., Allan (Dianne) Zerr, Jamestown, and Dallas Zerr, Arena, N.D.; eight sisters-in-law, Lorraine Lachenmeier, Hardin, Mont., Edna Lachenmeier, Jamestown, Alice Irvine, Bismarck, N.D., Gladys Zerr, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Edna Flynn, Bismarck, Margie Jansen, Valley City, N.D., Janice Zerr, Albuquerque, N.M., and Colleen Zerr, Pick City, N.D.; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; fours brothers, John, Willie, Albert and August; and five sisters, Amelia, Christena, Edna, Helen and Lillian.

Services: held Jan. 23, 2010.
Burial: Tuttle Cemetery, in the spring.


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The Napoleon Homestead, ND
May 28, 2008

Early on May 20, 2008 August R. Lachenmeier passed from this world to eternity.

He was born June 9, 1927 in Napoleon. Named after his father, he grew up with 25 brothers and sisters. August was educated in Napoleon. He went to Hardin to visit his uncle in 1950 and stayed. While working at Sawyer’s Grocery store, August met Lorraine Heine. Two years later August and Lorraine married and within months he was drafted into the Army.
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The Billings Gazette, MT
May 23, 2008

HARDIN - Early on May 20, 2008, August R. Lachenmeier passed from this world to eternity.
He was born June 9, 1927, in Napoleon, N.D. Named after his father, he grew up with 25 brothers and sisters. August was educated in Napoleon. He came to Hardin to visit his uncle in 1950 and stayed. While working at Sawyer's Grocery Store, August met Lorraine Heine. Two years later, August and Lorraine married and, within months, he was drafted into the army. August and Lorraine raised their children, Rodell, Renae and DeLaine, in Hardin and, after working for Safeway 35 years, he retired.

His parents, six sisters and six brothers preceded him in death.

August is survived by his wife of 56 years; his children, Rodell and Diane Lachenmeier, Renae and Paul McVeigh, DeLaine and Gary Khan; the grandchildren, Christopher Lachenmeier, Raleigh and Annie Kraft, Ethan and Allison Khan; and a great-granddaughter Ruby Lachenmeier.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Church of the Open Bible. Interment with military honors will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary of Hardin has been entrusted with the arrangements..


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Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, ND

Denelda Mae Lachenmeier, 81, Tappen, passed away Monday, March 9, 2009, at Medcenter One Hospital. Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday at United Methodist Church, Tuttle, with Rev. Perry Schnabel officiating. Spring burial will be in the Tuttle Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm Thursday at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, and from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm Friday at Eastgate Steele Memorial Chapel, Steele. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Denelda was born September 16, 1927, the daughter of Emil and Martha (Scherbenske) Zerr. She grew up on the family farm near Arena, ND, and attended Arena School. As a young lady she worked for her uncle at Scherbenske’s Store in Tuttle until her marriage to Arthur Lachenmeier on November 28, 1948. In the spring of 1949 they moved to a farm southwest of Gackle where they farmed for two years. The spring of 1951 they purchased their present farm north of Napoleon where they raised their family and have since resided.

Denelda’s loves in life were her family and friends, farming, buying and raising cattle, gardening (especially mowing her yard), holidays, and baking and cooking for everyone who would come to her home, no matter what time of day! Denelda also enjoyed pinochle, fishing anytime, and road tripping with Dad and family. She also enjoyed making homemade ice cream and special dishes (mostly German) for her family and friends. Music was important to her; playing piano or organ with Dad in a duet on the accordion, passed many hours of time. Denelda could strike up a conversation with anyone, and always found something in common; topics were endless. She always looked forward to family reunions. She knew most family members favorite foods and made sure they got them and a birthday was never forgotten. Denelda was an outdoor person, working hand and hand with her husband; whether it was milking cows or raking hay, they were together.

Denelda is survived by her husband, Art; her daughters, Charlotte (James) Rath, Tuttle, and Judy (Randy) Kluksdahl, Driscoll; her grandchildren, Michael (Janell) Rath, Lincoln, and their children, Jared, Tyler, and Katelyn; Bryan (Mandy) Rath, Steele, and their children, Jayden and Avery; Weston (Tammy) Kluksdahl, Driscoll, and their children, Julius, Jayden, Miranda and Angel, Abby (Shad) Bauer, Milbank, SD, and their children, Christena, Braydon, Peyton, Thomas and Kader; and Dillon Kluksdahl, Driscoll. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Fred Zerr, Tuttle, Melvin (Pearl) Zerr, Mandan, Allan (Dianne) Zerr, Jamestown, Alice Irvine, Bismarck, Margie Jansen, Valley City, Janice Zerr, Albuquerque, NM, Wallace Zerr, Arena, and Dallas Zerr, Arena; her sisters-in-law, Gladys Zerr, Mandan, Edna Zerr, Bismarck, Colleen Zerr, Pick City, Ella (Al) Guthmiller, Jamestown, Lorraine Lachenmeier, Hardin, MT, and Edna Lachenmeier, Jamestown; and many nieces, nephews, and long-time friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Ray, Ronald, Robert and James; her sisters, Ruby and Gladys; and her parents.


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Napoleon Homestead ND
September 12, 2007

The funeral for Helen Lachenmeier, 85, Napoleon, will be held Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 10:30 AM at the Salem United Methodist Church in Napoleon. Burial will be at the Napoleon City Cemetery. Helen died Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the Napoleon Care Center in Napoleon.

Helen Bender, daughter of Gottlieb and Katherina (Spitzer) Bender was born November 21, 1921 near Streeter. She grew up in rural Streeter and attended German Township School. After Helen’s schooling she helped on the family farm. Helen was united in marriage to Willie Lachenmeier on January 24, 1941 at Napoleon. They farmed 12 miles northeast of Napoleon until September of 1952 when they moved into Napoleon. Helen worked at various businesses in Napoleon before going to work for the Napoleon Care Center where she worked for 18 years, retiring in the late 80’s. Helen continued to volunteer at the Napoleon Care Center and delivering meals for Napoleon Senior Citizens.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
November 24, 2004

John (Johnnie) Lachenmeier, 86, Cleveland, died Mon., November 15, 2004 in the SCCI Hospital in Mandan. Funeral services were Thursday in St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Jamestown. Interment was made in the Streeter City Cemetery.

John Lachenmeier was born August 30, 1918, 14 miles east of Napoleon in Logan County, the son of August and Christina (Becker) Lachenmeier. He received his elementary education in Logan County Schools. He worked as a farmhand for farms in the Streeter-Napoleon vicinity. He and Edna Strehle were married November 6, 1945 at Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, May 9, 2005

James J. Laeger, 74, Kulm, N.D., died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at his home.

Mr. Laeger was born June 13, 1930, in rural Dickey County near Kulm, N.D., the son of August and Helena (Hildebrand) Laeger.  He grew up on the family farm and received his education in rural German Township schools. He lived and farmed with his family.  He married Alice McCone on June 12, 1955, at Mandan, N.D. They lived and farmed on the Laeger family farm until they retired in 1993. He farmed with his son, Don, after he retired. He was a member of Kulm Methodist Church, where he also served on the church board.  He had been a member of a barbershop quartet and bowling team.  He served on the FHA Board for a number of years, Farm Bureau Board for several years, was a 4-H leader for many years and served on the lumberyard board. He enjoyed fishing, music and dancing.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jerry (Carla), Bismarck, N.D., and Don (Tam), Fredonia, N.D., a daughter, MaryAlice (Jeff) Laeger-Hagemeister, Albert Lea, Minn.; a sister, Bernice Gackle, Kulm; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Services: 10:30 a.m. today, First Congregational Church, Kulm. Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Kulm Congregational Cemetery, Kulm.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, January 2, 2010

Caroline Landert, 67, Great Bend, N.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at her home.

Caroline Karn was born April 15, 1942, in Worthington, Minn., the daughter of Carroll and Lillian (Redinius) Karn. She grew up and attended school in Kensal, N.D., graduating from Kensal High School in 1960. She moved to Everett, Wash., and worked as a manager for various Winchell’s Doughnuts. She moved to Mapleton, N.D., in 1995 and worked as a cook in the Mapleton School District for 10 years. She moved to her daughter’s residence in Great Bend in 2004. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend, and a past member of Westminster Presbyterian, Everett. She enjoyed cooking, the outdoors and traveling.

She is survived by four daughters, Cindy Cochran, Alexandria, Minn., Janet (Bob) Grenz, Hankinson, N.D., Marcie Thompson, Eugene, Ore., and Georgia Suko, Moorhead, Minn.; three sons, Dean Suko, Fargo, N.D., Billiette "Bill" Peebles, Great Bend, and Mark (Barb) Opsal, Farmington, Minn.; two brothers, Darrell (Linda), Buckeye, Ariz., and Herman (Jeralyn), Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; a sister, Leanne (Joe) Stanley, Mapleton; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: 2 p.m. today, Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. Anthony Ahrendt officiating.
Visitation: one hour before the service at the church.
Arrangements by Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge, Minn.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, at a later date.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
May 29, 2002

Lenora Landgren, 84, Everett, Wash., formerly Gackle, N.D., and Jamestown, died May 7, 2002.

She is survived by a son, Jay David (Roberta), Anchorage, Alaska; two sisters, Leuvina Remboldt and Lavern (Bill) Doph, both Everett; and a brother-in-law, Ben Kirstein, Everett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Clarence Landgren in 1973; her mother, Lydia Labrensz; father, Reinhold Labrensz; and a sister, Alice Kirstein.

Memorial service: held May 11, South Everett Community Church (formerly, Temple Baptist Church), West Everett, Wash.
Memorials: Cornerstone Community Baptist Church, 25030 Military Rd., S. Kent, WA 98032.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, November 10, 2003

Adam A. Lang, 91, Dunseith, N.D., formerly Gackle, N.D., died Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at Dunseith.

Mr. Lang was born Feb. 15, 1912, in Gackle, the son of Gottlieb and Christina (Martel) Lang. He attended school in Gackle and the Seventh-day Adventist Academy at Harvey. He married Charlotte Hewitt in 1934. He taught school in several towns surrounding Dunseith. He then farmed in the area.

He is survived by two sons, Duwayne, Juneau, Alaska, and Dwight, Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Leah Jerke, Gackle, and Esther Ovik, Minnesota; and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Services: Saturday, Nov. 1, Nero Funeral Home Chapel, Bottineau, N.D., with Pastor Veldee Hightower officiating.
Burial: Oak Creek Cemetery, Bottineau.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Arnold (Arnie) Lee Lang, 72, passed away on Monday May 18, 2009, in Dunnellon, Florida. Arnie was born March 13, 1937 in Jamestown North Dakota, to John and Sophia Lang. He grew up and graduated from Cleveland, North Dakota.

Arnie joined the Air Force in 1955. He was on Flight Status for B-36’s from 1955-1959 at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota. He then worked on the I-94 Interstate Project through North and South Dakota. Arnie then moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where he began his construction career with the Wasemiller’s. From the construction business he started working with Frank and John McArthur in floor covering. Arnie then ventured into his own floor covering business in which he did large projects for Target, Walmart and Jerome Lang Enterprises and many others. He was known for his quality workmanship, and fun loving personality. In 2006 Arnie moved to Dunnellon, Florida where he managed a hotel for his brother John Lang. He enjoyed managing the hotel because of the people. John and Arnie were expanding their hotel business into North Dakota so they could enjoy family and friends in both states.

Arnie was known for his warm winning personality. He always had a smile or a joke, or some sports trivia to tell. He loved his family and friends and everyone was a friend after meeting Arnie, there were no strangers. He welcomed people from all over the country in to the hotel and made them feel at home. He was a great story teller, with a great sense of humor. He truly enjoyed sports and especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Dunnellon girl’s softball team. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.

Arnie is survived by his children: Rochelle (Dan) Swanson, Lincoln, Nebraska, Rick Lang, Kansas City, Kansas, two grandchildren Hayden and Ben Swanson Lincoln, Nebraska. He is also survived by his brothers and sister: Jerome (Ramona) Lang, Lincoln, Nebraska; Corrine Johnson, Wahpeton, North Dakota; John Lang, Dunnellon, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Sophia Lang, and sister Charlotte Van Eperen.

Memorial service to be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday May 21 at Roberts Funeral Home, Dunnellon, Florida.
Funeral Services: 3:00 p.m. Saturday May 23 at Roper & Sons Funeral Home, Lincoln, NE


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Date Of Death August 16, 2000
Age 82
Bismarck ND

Audrey R. Lang, 82, Bismarck, died Aug. 16, 2000 in a Bismarck hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck.
Further arrangements are pending with Bismarck Funeral Home.


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Barbara Lang, 87, Streeter, N.D., died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Napoleon (N.D.) Care Center.

Barbara Miller was born March 28, 1913, near Streeter, the daughter of Fredrich and Mary Miller. She grew up and received her elementary education in the local rural school in Streeter. She married Edwin Lang Dec. 9, 1938, at Jamestown. They lived on his father's farm eight miles south of Streeter, which they bought in 1939. In 1986 they moved into Streeter. In June 2000, she entered the Napoleon Care Center. She was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Norman, Mesa, Ariz., and Kenneth (Karen), Streeter; a daughter, Marlys Lang, Minneapolis, Minn.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Robert Pestal officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle, N.D.
Burial: Streeter City Cemetery, Streeter.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
May 15, 1969

Mrs. Gottlieb Lang, Gackle Pioneer, Dies in California

Mrs. Christine Lang, 94, wife of the late Gottlieb Lang, died Friday at her home in Galt, Calif. A pioneer resident of Gackle community, Mrs. Lang had resided in Galt for the past 12 years.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gackle with Pastor Edward J. Kanna officiating. Burial will be in the Gackle cemetery with the Haut Funeral Home, Gackle, in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lang, the former Christine Martel, was born Dec. 13, 1874, at Kassel, Russia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Martel. She attended school in her native land and was married there to Gottlieb Lang on Feb. 12, 1896. The family came to the United States in 1903 when they settled on a farm homestead one-half mile northeast of Gackle in Stutsman County. They continued to farm until 1936 when they moved into Gackle for their retirement. Following the death of her husband on Aug. 5, 1957, Mrs. Lang remained for a short time, moving to California in the fall of the same year. She was a member of the Gackle Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Adam Lang, Dunseith, Gust G. Lang, Lincoln, Neb., and Jakie Lang, Bridgeport, Wash.; four daughters, Mrs. P. B. Wagner (Lydia), Galt, Calif., Mrs. George Romanski (Ruth), Silver Lake, Minn., Mrs. Alfred Ovick (Esther), Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. John Jerke (Leah), Alfred, N.D.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, one daughter, her parents, two brothers and four sisters.


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Clarence Lang, 70, Mesa, died Aug. 1, 1996, in Raton, N.M.

Mr. Lang was born Sept. 14, 1925, near Gackle, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He served with the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947. On July 4, 1952, he married Viola Diede in Beach, N.D. They farmed near Jamestown, N.D. In 1986 they moved to Mesa. She died in 1989.

He is survived by a son, Terry (Kayla), Mesa; a daughter, Clareen (Rodney) Schmidt, Chandler, Ariz.; his mother, Emma S. Lang, Jamestown; two brothers, Elroy and Marvin, both Jamestown; and two grandchildren. Visitation: Today from 9 to 9 in the funeral home and one hour before the ...

Date: Thu - August 8, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
January 8, 2002
Napoleon, N.D.

Edwin Lang, 85, Napoleon, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, in Napoleon Care Center.

Mr. Lang was born May 28, 1916, in Streeter, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He married Barbara Miller Dec. 9, 1938, in Jamestown, N.D. They farmed near Streeter until 1986, when they moved into Streeter and later entered the nursing home. She died in 2000.

He is survived by two sons, Norman, Mesa, Ariz., Kenneth (Karen), Streeter; a daughter, Marlys Lang, Minneapolis; a sister, Leona Weisser, Hardin, Mont.; and five grandchildren.

Visitation: Today from 9-9, with a prayer service at 7, in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle, N.D., and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Wednesday at 10 in St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter.
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.
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Napoleon Homestead, ND
January 9, 2002

Edwin Lang, 85, Napoleon, formerly of the Streeter area died early Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2002 at the Napoleon Care Center.

Edwin Lang was born May 28, 1916 at Streeter, the son of Karl and Christinia (Bittner) Lang.


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DER KIRCHENBOTE, North Dakota, V.70, No.15, 7 Feb 1952

Elisabeth (Reich) Lang was born 19 May [1866] in Kassel, Russia. As an infant she was baptized, later received religious instructions and was confirmed. In 1887 she was united in marriage with Simon Lang. This union was blessed with 10 children of which 1 preceded her mother in death. In 1904 she came with her husband to America and established a home 9 miles north of Gackle, ND. In 1925 they moved to the town of Gackle where she was a respected member of the Congregational church. Her husband died in 1947.

She herself was in ill health, but no one ever heard her complain. She remained true in the faith. She received tender and loving care from her daughter Martha. But with all the loving care a person can not be kept here. At 7:00 p.m. of 30 Dec 1951 the loving grandmother went to sleep, at the age of 85 years 7 months and 14 days.

She leaves her 9 children, Christina, Mrs. Philipp Meyer, Gackle, ND, Dorothea, Mrs. Emmanuel Obenauer, Medina, ND, Katharina, Mrs. August Reich, Medina, ND, Fredrick Lang and Rudolph Lang, Gackle, ND, Gustav Lang, Alfred, ND, Pauline, Mrs. Otto Hack, Jamestown, ND, Martha Lang and Leah, Mrs. Emil Schweigert, Gackle, ND, 32 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends who may find comfort in God.

Gackle, ND
E. Bettenhausen, Pastor


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Elroy Lang, 86, Jamestown, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Lang was born Dec. 18, 1923, on the family farm south of Cleveland, N.D., the son of Fred Lang and Emma (Haas) Lang. He attended the local rural school. He attended Sheyenne River Academy, Harvey, N.D. He graduated in 1944. He attended Walla Walla College, Washington, and received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He received a master’s degree at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo. He married Maxine Kom on June 18, 1950, at Willamina, Ore. They lived in Sutton, N.D. He taught high school math in various towns around North Dakota. They retired in Jamestown in 1985. She died in April 2010. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown. He enjoyed coin collecting, gardening and the outdoors.

He is survived by a sister-in law, Olga (Floyd) Lang-Rodin, Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, twin brother, Marvin, and a younger brother, Clarence.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with Pastor Darren Purdy officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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Emma S. Lang, 98, Jamestown, N.D., died Sunday, May 11, 1997, in Hi Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Emma Haas was born Nov. 27, 1898, in Venturia, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On March 23, 1924, she married Fred S. Lang in Jamestown. They farmed near Gackle, N.D., until 1952 when they retired and moved into Gackle. He died in 1971. She moved in 1979 to Jamestown. She had been a resident of Hi Acres Manor since 1995.

She is survived by two sons, ElRoy (Maxine), Marvin (Olga), both Jamestown; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. ...

Date: Wed - May 14, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
September 6, 2002

Esther Lang, 72, Napoleon, N.D., died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Napoleon Care Center.

Esther Melva Geist was born Aug. 31, 1930, near Tappen, N.D., the daughter of August and Beatrice (Reuer) Giest. She grew up and attended school in the Tappen area. She married Rueben Lang on Oct. 30, 1949, at Peace Lutheran Church, Napoleon. They lived on the Lang homestead, where she raised a family and helped with farming. In 1979 she started working as a certified nursing assistant at the Napoleon Care Center. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, playing cards and cooking.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Terry, Fargo, N.D.; three daughters, Julie (Ron) Mattern and Kim (Troy) Woodworth, both Bismarck, N.D., and Sandi Meyers, Beulah, N.D.; a brother, Melvin, Napoleon; two stepbrothers, Art Walker, Fargo, and Dennis Rau; three stepsisters, Erna Headland, Medina, N.D., Irene Schock and Loretta Wieland, both Modesto, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother, an infant brother, two stepfathers, a stepsister and a stepbrother.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon, with the Rev. Richard Hagestuen officiating.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon, and one hour before services at the church.
Burial: Napoleon City Cemetery, Napoleon.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, October 8, 2004

Fred W. Lang, 95, Napoleon, N.D., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon, N.D.

Mr. Lang was born July 24, 1909, at the Lang homestead near Tappen, N.D., the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Kirchenman) Lang. He grew up and attended rural school near there. He married Tillie Becker on Oct. 5, 1933, on the Lang homestead. They moved to the farm northeast of Napoleon, where they still lived until the time of his death. He enjoyed farming and was still moving hay in July of this year. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Napoleon, serving as Building Fund treasurer for many years. He enjoyed walking and gardening. He played harmonica.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Allen A., Bismarck, N.D., and Floyd, Napoleon; two daughters, Bernice (Floyd) Brenner, Kewaskum, Wis., and Shirley (Milton) Wagner, Bismarck; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: Napoleon City Cemetery, Napoleon.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
October 27, 1999

Frieda Lang, 85, Jamestown, died Monday, Oct. 25, 1999, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Frieda Grabinske was born Feb. 6, 1914, at Robinson, N.D., the daughter of Reinhold and Mollie Grabinske. She attended the local rural school, where she received her elementary education and grew up in the vicinity. She married Rudolph Lang Aug. 15, 1933, in Jamestown. They lived on farms in the vicinity northeast of Gackle, N.D. In 1968 they moved to Medina, N.D., where he worked for area farmers until 1979 when they moved to Gackle. In fall 1983 they moved to Jamestown. He died in 1985. In June 1995 she entered Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Erwin, Billings, Mont., and Duane, Jamestown; a daughter, LaVern (Roni) Allen, Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Ray, Tucson, Ariz., and Rueben, Lodi, Calif.; three sisters, Emelia Randall, Robinson, N.D., Lou Dietrich and Pat Bruno, both Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a daughter, a brother and two sisters.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Joshua Marcoe officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina, N.D.


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Jamestown Daily Alert, ND
Saturday, Sept. 23, 1922

GOTTLIEB F. LANG OF GACKLE DIES FRIDAY

The death of Gottlieb F. Lang of Gackle occurred at the Trinity hospital here Friday, the cause of death being given as rupture appendix. The deceased, who was twenty-six years of age, was born in Russia. The funeral services will be held at Gackle. [16 DEC 1896 - 22 SEP 1922]


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The funeral for Gustave Lang, 92, Jamestown, N.D., will be at 10:30 Tuesday in the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown. Visitation will be in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown; from 1 to 9 Sunday, from 9 to 9 Monday and one hour before services in the church. He died Thursday, May 2, 1991.

Mr. Lang was born Nov. 6, 1898, in Russia. In 1904 he moved to the United States with his family and they settled in the Gackle, N.D. area, where he attended school. He married Maria Miller March 3, 1921, in Streeter, N.D. They farmed in the Gackle area until 1936, when they moved to Jamestown. While living in Jamestown he worked for the Works Progress Administration and the North Dakota State Hospital. He later worked for the railroad until retiring. His wife died in 1988 and in 1989 he became a resident of the Central Dakota Village in Jamestown.

He is survived by two sons, Edwin, Lincoln, Neb.; and Marvin, Novato, Calif.; three daughters, Mollie (Mrs. Clarence) Kurtz, Santa Rosa, Calif.; and Artena (Mrs. Harold) Schlaht and Elsie (Mrs. Ruben) Kreil, both Jamestown; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

FARGO FORUM, ND
Saturday May 4, 1991
Section A-8
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
3 May 1991

The funeral for Gustave (Gust) Lang, 92, Jamestown, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown. Interment will be in Highland Home Cemetery. Visitation is from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Eddy Funeral Home; and one hour before services at the church. He died Thursday, May 2, 1991.

Mr. Lang was born Nov. 6, 1898, in South Russia, the son of Frederick and Christina (Wahl) Lang. At the age of 6 he came to the United States with his parents and settled near Gackle. He received his education in the rural Gackle schools. He married Maria Miller on March 3, 1921, at Streeter. They famed in the Gackle area until 1936 when they moved to Jamestown. He worked for the WPA and the State Hospital. He later worked for the railroad and retired due to ill health. She died in 1988. In 1989 he moved to the Central Dakota Village. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mollie Kurtz, Santa, Calif.; Artena Schlaht, and Elsie Kreil, both Jamestown; one son, Edwin, Lincoln, Neb.; one adopted son, Marvin, Novato, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
December 28, 1967

Gust S. Lang, 65, longtime resident of the Gackle and Alfred community died Monday morning, December 25, 1967at the Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, N.D., where he had been hospitalized intermittently due to illness during the past year.

He was born June 9, 1902, in South Russia, the son of Simon Lang and Elizabeth Reich Lang. At the age of nine months in 1903, he came with his parents to the United States where they homesteaded on a farm nine and one-half miles northeast of Gackle in Stutsman County. He attended the local rural school and grew to manhood in the vicinity where he worked on his parents farm.

On March 20, 1924, he and Lydia Reuer were married in Gackle, N.D. They farmed northeast of Gackle until 1928, when they moved into Alfred, where he entered the hardware business, which he sold in 1947. He returned to working his farming interests, which he maintained until retiring in 1966. Following his marriage to Elizabeth Koenig on June 30, 1953 at LaMoure, N.D. They made their home in Alfred to the present time.

He was active in community affairs serving on the Glenn Township Board, Deputy County Sheriff of LaMoure County, served on the local school boards, and was a member of Skelly Oil Company Board of Directors in Alfred.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Irene (Mrs. Jacob Krause), Burnett Lang, both of Alfred, N.D.; Ella (Mrs. Peter Strusis) South Tahoe Lake, Calif.; Ruby (Mrs. Jerry Noble), Lodi, Calif.; nine grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, Dora (Mrs. Emanuel Obenauer), Medina, N.D.; Fred S. Lang, Leah (Mrs. Emil Schweigert), Gackle, N.D.; Rudolph S. Lang, Alfred, N.D.; Pauline (Mrs. Otto Haack), Jamestown, N.D.; Martha (Mrs. Jahn Hammerstrom) Minneapolis, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

The funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 1967 at the First Congregation United Church of Christ in Gackle with Rev. Edward Eslinger, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Alfred Cemetery.

The Haut Funeral Home in Gackle was in charge of arrangements.


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Helen Lang, 86, Jamestown, N.D. died Thursday, June 10, 1999, in Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Helen Remboldt was born May 10, 1913, near Sydney, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On April 22, 1931, she married Fred Lang in Jamestown. They farmed in Gackle, N.D., until 1973. He died in 1975. She entered Gackle Care Center in 1994, and entered the Jamestown nursing home in January.

She is survived by a son, Tyler (Miranda), Bloomer, Wis.; two daughters, Verola (Lyle) Halvorson, Tucson, Ariz., Brenda (Harry) Krause, Alfred, N.D.; a brother, Arthur, Stockton, Calif.; a sister, Christina DeWitt, Gackle; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. ...

Date: Sat - June 12, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: A-8


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The funeral for John Lang, 80, Cleveland, N.D., will be at 2 Sunday in Seventh Day Adventist Church, Jamestown, N.D. He died Thursday. [October 22, 1987]

Mr. Lang was born June 20, 1907, near Cleveland, where he grew up and attended school. He married Sophia Wohl Nov. 29, 1928, in Jamestown. They farmed near Cleveland until 1951, when they moved into Cleveland. He worked for the city of Cleveland and later owned and operated the Standard Oil station, Cleveland.

He is survived by his wife; three sons and two daughters, John Jr., Cleburne, Texas; Jerome, Arnold and Charlotte (Mrs. Ed) VanEperen, all Lincoln, Neb.; and Corrine (Mrs. Ernie) Johnson, Breckenridge, Minn.; two sisters, Leah Lang, Lincoln, and Kathryn (Mrs. Al) Bay, Moscow, Idaho; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. (Eddy, Jamestown)

Date: Sat - Oct. 24, 1987
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: C5


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND; 
November 3, 1996

Birth - 07/15/1910
Death - 11/01/1996
Age - 86

STEELE -- Katie Lang, 86, Steele, died Nov. 1, 1996, in the Steele nursing home. Arrangements are pending at Eastgate Funeral Service.

Katie Stroh Lang, 86, Steele, died Nov. 1, 1996, in the Steele nursing home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tappen, with the Rev. William Russow officiating. Burial will be in Fisher Cemetery, Tappen.

Visitation will be from noon-9 p.m. Tuesday at Eastgate Steele Memorial Chapel and will continue at the church one hour before services.

Katie was born July 15, 1910, the daughter of Jacob and Eva Stroh, in Neudorf, Russia. In 1912 she came with her family to the United States and settled in the Tappen area. She married Jake Lang on Nov. 15, 1938, in Steele. They farmed in the Tappen area and lived in Tappen. They were members of St. John's Lutheran Church. Jake died March 6, 1986. She moved to Golden Manor Nursing Home in June 1991.

She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Darold, Steele, Erwin and Mary Jo, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Melvin and Sherleen, Steele; seven grandchildren, Audrey Lang, Minneapolis, Cory Lang, Bismarck, Melanie Lang, Fargo, Joy Lang, Washington, D.C., Natalie Moch, Anoka, Minn., Michael Lang, Colorado Springs, Loren Lang, Bismarck; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rudy, Bismarck, and Adolph, Jamestown; and two sisters, Leona George and Emma George, both of Jamestown.

She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Myrna Lang.

Katie was a gentle woman who loved her family and her home. Her garden was always large and well tended. She was dearly loved by her family, relatives and friends.


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The Jamestown Sun
Friday, July 13, 2001

Leonard Lang, 68, Tappen , N.D. , died Sunday, July 1, 2001, in a Bismarck (N.D.) hospital.

Mr. Lang was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Tappen, the son of Gotthielf and Emma (Kalmback) Lang, Tappen. He grew up and attended school in Tappen. In 1950 he took over the family farm. He married Evelyn Krieger April 20, 1952, in Tappen. They farmed until 1995. He was a member of Tappen United Methodist Church and a Tappen Township board supervisor for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Rhonda Lyn (David) Wyum, West Fargo, N.D., and Gayla (Clyde) Heinle, Flasher, N.D.; a son, Kerwin, Tappen; a sister, Loretta (Delbert) Izler, Tappen; three brothers, Dennis, Colton, Texas, Larry (Diane), Underwood, N.D., and Wayne, Dawson, N.D.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Beverly Rudolph; and two infant brothers, Arthur and Dale.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, July 7, Tappen United Methodist Church , Tappen, with the Rev. Grant Piehl officiating. Arrangements by Eastgate Funeral Chapel, Steele , N.D. .
Burial: Fisher Cemetery , Tappen.


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The funeral for Maria Lang, 88, Jamestown, N.D., will be at 10 Monday in Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 Saturday and 1 to 9 Sunday in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before services in the church. She died Wednesday in a Jamestown hospital.

Maria Miller was born Aug. 28, 1900, in Streeter, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On March 3, 1921, she married Gust Lang in Streeter. They farmed near Gackle, N.D., until 1936, when they moved to Jamestown where she worked at Jamestown Restaurant and later at Parkway Cafe. She retired in 1965.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Edwin, Lincoln, Neb.; three daughters, Mollie (Mrs. Clarence) Kurtz, Santa Rosa, Calif.; and Artena (Mrs. Harold) Schlaht and Elsie (Mrs. Ruben) Kriel, both Jamestown; a brother, Emmanuel, Los Angeles; two sisters, Martha Deide, Ashley, N.D.; and Ruth Ranke, Lincoln; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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December 2, 1988
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
September 1999

Marvin Lang, 75, Jamestown, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at his home.

Mr. Lang was born Dec. 18, 1923, at the family farm home south of Cleveland, N.D., the son of Fred and Emma (Haas) Lang. He attended the local rural school where he received his elementary education and grew to manhood in the vicinity. He later attended North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton. He married Olga Flemmer Oct. 21, 1952, near Streeter, N.D. They lived on a farm 10 miles northeast of Gackle, where they farmed four years until buying a farm 10 miles southwest of Streeter. They farmed there until 1995 when they moved into Jamestown. Shortly after he was diagnosed with cancer. He attended the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown. He enjoyed collecting toy tractors and going to toy shows and museums in the area.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Darvin (Elaine), West Fargo, N.D., and Darrell (Carlene), Canon City, Colo.; a daughter, Donna (Ken) Roth, Denver, Colo.; a twin brother, Elroy (Maxine), Jamestown; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Clarence.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Dennis Kaiser officiating and the Rev. Marty Thurber assisting.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Mathilda Lang, 98, Wishek, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Mathilda Wanner was born Nov. 17, 1909, at Wishek, the daughter of Karl and Katherina (Kirscherman) Wanner. She grew up and attended school in Logan County, North Dakota. She married Albert Lang on Dec. 15, 1929, at Wishek. They lived and farmed in the Wishek area until the fall of 1973. They then moved to Wishek. In 1995, she moved to Wishek Apartments and to Wishek Home for the Aged in 1999. She was a member of United Church of Christ, Wishek.

She is survived by two sons, Richard (Esther), Wishek, and Vernon (Jo Ann), Lakeville, Minn.; two sisters, Elizabeth Humann, Winstead, Minn., and Esther Murrey, Wilton, N.D.; a grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; a great-grandchild; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Katie Humann; and five brothers, Fred, John, Christ, Dan and Karl Jr.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, United Church of Christ, Wishek.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Maxine Lang, 85, Jamestown, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Maxine Kom was born May 15, 1924, on the family farm, at Bentley, N.D., the daughter of Paul and Pauline (Magstadt) Kom. In 1936 the family moved to Oregon. She received her elementary education at Gilbert Creek Church School and graduated in 1942 from Laurelwood Academy, Gaston, Ore. She attended Walla Walla College, College Place, Wash., from 1942 to 1945 and graduated from Portland Oregon Adventist Hospital, Portland, Ore., in 1945 with a degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in Portland. She married Elroy Lang on June 18, 1950, at Willamina, Ore. They moved to the Gackle, N.D., area where she worked at the Gackle Hospital as a nursing supervisor from 1953 to 1957. She then worked at the LaMoure Health Center, LaMoure, N.D., as a nursing supervisor until 1967. She worked at Harvey Hospital, Harvey, N.D., as a registered nurse from 1968 to 1974. In 1975 to 1986 she worked for Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown, as a registered nurse until she retired. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown. She was active in the church where she was a part of the community service department and taught Sabbath school for many years. She enjoyed flowers, walking, cooking, traveling, reading the Bible and sharing Scripture.

She is survived by her husband and a sister, Lucille (Robert) Johnstone, Willamina, Ore.

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with Pastor Darren Purdy officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, March 31, 2008

U.S. Veteran Myrle Phillip Lang, 68, Jamestown, North Dakota, died on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo from cancer.

Myrle was born July 16, 1939, in Kidder County, North Dakota, the son of Theodore and Louise (Gums) Lang. He attended elementary schools in Kidder and Logan Counties, graduating from Napoleon High School. He attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN for two years. Myrle enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1962 and was trained as a security air policeman. After the service, Myrle returned to North Dakota. He went to work at the ND State Penitentiary as a line guard for approximately 4 1/2 years. Myrle married Eugenie (Genie) Eslinger, daughter of Art and Betty (Martel) Eslinger at Faith Lutheran Church in Bismarck on July 26, 1969. Myrle attended The Mary College in Bismarck, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He worked as various hospitals and health facilities throughout North Dakota before settling in Jamestown. Myrle worked at the North Dakota State Hospital for several years, retiring on December 31, 2001. Myrle was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He served on the Worship Committee, the Global Mission Committee, and was active in the men's group. He was also an active member of the American Legion and the James Valley Chapter of Germans from Russia Heritage Society, and held various offices in both. His hobbies included reading and researching and Civil War and western frontier history.

He is survived by his wife, Eugenie, of Jamestown; two daughters, Gretchen Campbell, Jamestown and Tonya (Brant) Adams, Ontario, OH; one granddaughter, Hermione Adams; his father, Theodore Lang, Steele, ND; two brothers, Wallace (Susan) Lang, Larimore, ND and Arlyn Lang (Roberta Hovdestedt), Moorhead, MN and three sisters, Bernadine (Roger) Kuhn, Owatonna, MN, Theodora (William) Roth, Spring, TX and Erica (Al) Wangler, Bismarck, ND.

He was preceded in death by his mother; an infant brother, Wesley; and a granddaughter, Shelby Lynn Campbell.

Memorial Service: 10:30 AM, Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jamestown with Pastor John Syvertson officiating.
Family Service: 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the church. No visitation is scheduled.
Burial: 1:00 PM, Thursday, April 3, 2008 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, North Dakota.
Arrangements are with the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown.

The family requests that limited flowers be sent due to allergies of the family.
Memorials can be sent to Churches United for the Homeless, Moorhead, MN and Immanuel Lutheran Prayer Garden Fund, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jamestown, ND.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
April 28, 2000

ZAP -- Oscar L. Lang, 78, Zap, died April 27, 2000, in the Hazen hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MDT Tuesday at Seibel Funeral Home, Beulah, with burial in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan. 

He is survived by six sisters, Hertha Boyko, Donna VanderVorst, Ida Griffith, Esther Lang, Viola Graff and Verna Mae Schaff; and one brother, Ray.


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Stutsman County Record
Jamestown, ND
Thursday, July 14, 1938, Page 1

Mrs. Regina Lang, 89, a resident of Jamestown since 1913, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Caroline Kopp, 905 West Fifth street. She had been seriously ill for about two weeks.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 o'clock at the George Bitz home, followed by rites at 3:30 at the Evangelical church. Interment will be in Highland Home.

Mrs. Lang [nee Grenz] was born January 28, 1849, in Russia, where her marriage to Gottlieb Lang occurred on October 1, 1869 [Oct 10]. They came to the United States in 1903, homesteading near Gackle. Mr. and Mrs Lang moved to Jamestown in 1913, his death occurring here on June 3, 1917 [Jun 2]. Since then Mrs. Lang had made her home with her daughters, Mmes. Kopp, Bitz and Fred Renkert here. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Peter Flemmer, Pettibone, and a brother, Christoph Grentz [Grenz] of California.


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Simon Lang, Gackle, retired farmer, died unexpectedly at his home at 5 o'clock this morning [1947] from a heart attack.

Mr. Lang was born at Kassel, Russia, January 6, 1865, and received his education there. Mr. Lang and Miss Elizabeth Reich were married in South Russia February 28, 1883. They came to Stutsman county in 1903 and lived in the county until 1925 when they moved to Gackle. He was a member of the Congregational Church in Gackle.

Survivors are: his widow and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Phillip Meyer and Mrs. Otto Hack, Jamestown; Mrs. Emmanuel Obenauer, Mrs. August Reich, Medina; Fred, Rudolph, Mrs. Emil Schweigert, Gackle; Gustav, Alfred and Martha at home; two brothers, Fredrick and Gottlieb, Gackle. One daughter preceded her father in death.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church, Gackle, with Rev. Walter Kranzler in charge. Burial will be taken from the Eddy Funeral Chapel to the church.

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, March 7, 2008

Sophia Lillian Lang, 98, Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of the Jamestown and Cleveland area, died Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Lancaster Manor Nursing Home in Lincoln.

Sophia Lillian Wohl was born November 27, 1909 near James-town, North Dakota, to Peter and Magdalenea (Staiger) Wohl. She grew up in the Cleveland/Jamestown area. She married John F. Lang from Cleveland, ND in 1928 where they worked and raised five children. In 1994, Sophia moved to Lincoln, Nebraska.

Sophia was a very hard working, loving mother, grandmother and friend. She worked as a Veteran Sun Reporter for 7 years, the Red Cross, and owned & operated a restaurant and coffee shop in Cleveland, ND for many years. She was known for her delicious home cooked meals, and especially her kuchen. Sophia was known most of all for her wonderful fun filled spirit and welcomed friends and family from all over the country in to her home on a daily basis. She was a great story teller, her memory was fantastic, she knew all the states and their capitols even into her later years. She enjoyed sports and her friends and family. She brought out the best in everyone who knew her. She is an icon that will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

She was a member of the Cleveland Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Sophia is survived by her children: Jerome (Ramona) Lang, Lincoln, NE, Corrine Johnson, Wahpeton, ND, Arnold Lang and John Lang, both of Dunnellon, FL; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren and two sisters, Alice Branson, Santa Rosa, CA and Lorraine Wolff, Abilene, KS.

She was preceded in death by her husband; youngest child, Charlotte Van Eperen; two grandchildren; five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Jamestown, ND with Pastors Allen Myers and Darren Purdy officiating.
Visitation: 2:00 to 7:30 PM, Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown, ND.
Prayer Service: 7:30 PM, Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel.
Spring Burial: Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, North Dakota
Memorials: to Cleveland Seventh-day Adventist Church, Cleveland, ND, or McCoy Ministries, James-town.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Theodore Lang, 91, Steele, N.D., died April 27, 2008, at Medcenter One Golden Manor, Steele.

Mr. Lang was born on Oct. 17, 1916, on the northeast quarter of Section 32, Peace Township, Kidder County, N.D., the son of Friedrich and Rosina (Roesch) Lang. He grew up on the family farm south of Tappen, N.D. He received eight years of formal education. He married Louise Gums on Dec. 29, 1938, in Streeter, N.D. They farmed and ranched in Kidder County from 1941 until retirement in 1985. They moved to Bismarck, N.D., in 1990. He enjoyed playing the harmonica and the accordion, telling stories, reminiscing, going for walks, watching television game shows, playing cards and the McCoy Radio Ministry.

He is survived by three daughters, Bernadine (Roger) Kuhn, Owatonna, Minn., Theodora (William) Roth, Spring, Texas and Erica (Alois) Wangler, Bismarck; two sons, Wally (Susan), Larimore, N.D., and Arlyn (Roberta), Moorhead, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Eugenie Lang, Jamestown; three sisters, Rose Sylling, Billings, Mont., Laura Marquart and Gertrude (Delbert) Learn, both Bismarck; two brothers, R. Clarence (Lotte), Seguin, Texas, and Gilbert (Mildred), Tappen; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sons, Wesley and Myrle; three sisters; two brothers and a great-grandchild.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Charity Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Scott Bauman officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.
Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: 3 p.m. Thursday, Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery, Streeter.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, to Charity Lutheran Church, Germans from Russia Heritage Society or charity of choice.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, December 2, 2005

Tillie Lang, 96, Napoleon, N.D., died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.

Tillie Becker was born April 24, 1909, near Napoleon, the daughter of Henry H. and Katherina (Kogler) Becker. She grew up and attended rural school at Napoleon. She married Fred W. Lang on Oct. 5, 1933, at the Lang family homestead near Napoleon. They lived on a farm northeast of Napoleon. On Sept. 14, she entered the Napoleon Care Center. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon.

She is survived by two sons, Allen A., Bismarck, N.D., and Floyd, Napoleon; two daughters, Bernice (Floyd) Brenner, Kewaskum, Wis., and Shirley (Milton) Wagner, Bismarck; a brother, Edward H. Zimmerman, Jamestown; a sister, Ida Zimmerman, Jamestown; a sister-in-law, Lillian Becker, Fargo, N.D.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Art.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: Napoleon City Cemetery, Napoleon.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
February 7, 2000

Wilmer P. Lang, 84, Bismarck, died Feb. 4, 2000 in a Bismarck hospital.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Jeff Tengesdal officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at Bismarck Funeral Home, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Wilmer was born on Feb. 2, 1916, the son of Carl and Magdalena (Rott) Lang in Denhoff and attended school in McClusky. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Wilmer attended Portland Poly Tech and worked in the Oregon shipyards until entering the US Army on May 7, 1945, with service at Fort Lewis, Wash. After being discharged in 1946, he lived in Portland, Ore. In 1947, he moved to Riverdale, where he was employed by the US Army Corps of Engineers as Maintenance Foreman for 33 years. He was a charter member and twice Commander of the American Legion, Thomas O. Williams Post No. 281 at Riverdale, and served as Fifth District Commander in 1963. He married Audrey Lee on April 18, 1970 at Washburn. They retired to Bismarck in September of 1979. He was a life member of the American Legion, Bismarck Elks, Bismarck Eagles and was also a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Amvets and NARFE.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey; two sons, Gary and wife, Betty Lee, Minot, and George "Bud" Lee, Burbank, Calif.; one daughter, Kim Lee, St. Paul, Minn.; two granddaughters, Karen and husband Paul Prout, Wahpeton, and Linda Lee, Minot; four sisters, ElVerna DuVall, Azalea, Ore., Lillian and Wes Miller, Bernyce Koenig, all of Las Vegas, Nev., and Florence and Al Jesser, Bozeman, Mont.; two brothers, Warren and Martha Lang, Minot, and Jack and Hazel Lang, Jacksonville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Clara Olson; two brothers, George and Harris; and two sisters, Olivia Helm and Eunice Klimpel. (Bismarck Funeral Home)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, May 27, 2005

Arberdella “Arby” Lanning, 67, Jamestown, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Arberdella Schultz was born April 19, 1938, at Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Fred and Martha (Schock) Schultz. She attended school and grew up in the area. She married Ray Fox on Feb. 27, 1959, at Napoleon, N.D.  They later lived in Maryland.  She married Paul Lanning on Dec. 21, 1962, at Aberdeen, S.D. They lived in Jamestown.  In 1966, they moved to California.  She then attended college and graduated as a certified dental assistant.  She later moved back to Jamestown, where she enjoyed bingo, crafts and having coffee.

She is survived by three daughters, LaRae Boyer and Mary Jo Dillingham, both Jamestown, and Dawn (Tom) Rost, Devils Lake, N.D.; a son, Scott Lanning, Jamestown; a brother, LeRoy “Buddy,” Fargo, N.D.; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Merrill and Elmer.

Services: none planned. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
July 18, 1968

Services Pending For Miss Larson

Darlene Donna Larson, age 9 years, a lifelong resident of Gackle, North Dakota Community died Monday afternoon July 15, 1968 at the Gackle Hospital in Gackle, where she had been admitted as a patient earlier the same day.

She was born November 6, 1958 at Jamestown, North Dakota, the daughter of Orville Larson and Violet Kalmbach Larson. She had been a student at the Gackle Public School, where she had completed the second grade this year.

Surviving are her parents, three brothers, Larry Loren 8, Gary Elmer 6, and Dale Albert 9 months, her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Larson, Jamestown, N.D., her maternal grandmother Mrs. Amelia Kalmbach, Kulm, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Albert Kalmbach.

Funeral arrangements are pending
The body is at the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle.
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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
July 25, 1968

Service For Miss Larson

The funeral service for Darlene Donna Larson, Gackle, North Dakota, was held Friday. July 19, 1968 at the Assembly of God Church in Kulm, North Dakota with Rev. LeRoy Johnson, pastor, officiating. Mrs. LeRoy Johnson played a program of organ music as friends assembled and left the church, "Under His Wings" was sung by a duet, Stanley Johnson and Mrs. Don Erickson. "Jesus Loves Me" was sung by Mrs. Rolland Sjostrom, Mrs. LeRoy Johnson played the entire accompaniment.

The pallbearers were Bertel Bjur, John Erickson, Lloyd Anderson, and Lorence Holmgren.

Burial was made in the Assembly of God Cemetery at Kulm.
Arrangements were made through the Haut Funeral Home at Gackle.

Out of state relatives attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dallman and Linda Wyatt of Red Lodge, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kalmbach of Paw Paw, Michigan; and Robert Malm of Detroit, Mich.


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The Wishek Star, ND
April 24, 2002

Funeral services for Mamie Larson, 90, of Richfield, MN, and formerly of Kulm, were held Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Kulm Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. She died April 15 at Fairview University Medical Center, Minneapolis.

Mamie Bjur, the daughter of John L and Hulda (Johnson) Bjur, was born July 2, 1911 near Kulm. She grew up in the Kulm area and attended school at Swede Township #1 School. After receiving her education, she continued to live and farm with her family in the Kulm area.

On June 7, 1930, Mamie married Albert A. Larson on the family farm, near Kulm. The couple lived in Kulm for a time before moving to Washington and worked for various fruit picking operations. In 1937, the couple moved to St. Paul, Minn., and then in 1941 returned to farm in the Kulm area. In 1959, the couple moved back to Minneapolis, where they lived together until Albert’s death in 1986. After Albert’s’ death, Mamie continued to live in Minneapolis and later moved to Richfield, Minn.

Survivors include a son, Aaron (Donna) Larson of Richfield.

Mamie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers and three sisters.

Interment was in Swede Township Cemetery, rural Kulm. Dahlstrom Funeral Home of Kulm was in charge of arrangements.


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Violet Larson, 67, Gackle, N.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, in Villa Maria Healthcare Center, Fargo.

Violet Kalmbach was born May 1, 1930, near Jud, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. In 1947 she moved with her parents to Kulm, N.D. On Sept. 27, 1957, she married Orville Larson in Napoleon, N.D. They lived in Gackle. He died in 1983. She entered Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown, N.D., in 1996, and she entered Villa Maria Healthcare Center in 1997.

She is survived by four sons, Larry (Vicki), Jerry, both Gackle, Gary, Wishek, N.D., Dale (Sheila), Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Melvin (Shirley), Paw Paw, Mich.; four sisters, Irene Wallace, Cannon City, Colo, Leona Rempfer, ...

Date: Sat - December 27, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, March 8, 2010

The funeral for Fern Lauf of LaMoure, ND, will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, ND, with Reverend Susan Christian officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 7:30 p.m. at Zoar Lutheran Church, LaMoure, ND. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery in the spring.

Fern Irene Wrangham was born to Thomas and Anna (Quast) Wrangham on March 25, 1920 at Oakes, North Dakota. Fern grew up in North Dakota. She was united in marriage to Albert Lauf on October 9, 1938 in Grand Rapids, North Dakota. They farmed near Marion North Dakota until their retirement in 1986, when they moved to LaMoure. Fern worked many years as a bartender before retiring in 2002. Albert died in 2003, and Fern continued to make her home in LaMoure up until the time of her death.

She was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, being at the lake, reading, crocheting, embroidering, doing cross-stitch, writing letters, gardening and growing house plants, and enjoying life.

At 89 years of age, Fern passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Sunrise Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada.

She is survived by four children, Darlene (LeRoy) Alber, Marion, ND, Duane "Smiley" (Joanne) Lauf, Dickinson, ND, Gary (Donna) Lauf, Jamestown, ND, and Jerry (Gloria) Lauf, LaMoure, ND; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Fern is also survived by her step-mother, Myrtle Wrangham, Bismarck, ND; four brothers, Gayle Wrangham, Wayne Wrangham, and Dwight (Linda) Wrangham all from Bismarck, ND and Kenny (Glenda) Wrangham, Upland, IN; three sisters, Elaine Bohrer, Las Vegas, NV, Beverly Fode [Ted], Upland, IN, and Jacalyn Zander (Tom), West Fargo, ND; one sister-in-law, Anne Wrangham, Las Vegas, NV; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Albert, her father Thomas, her mother Anna, a twin brother, Faye Wrangham, NV, brother Norlyn Wrangham, CA, two sisters, Eva Rogers, CA, Joanne Wrangham, ND, one sister-in-law Carol Wrangham, ND two brothers-in-law Ted Fode, IN, William Rogers, CA, and one granddaughter, Sara Alber, ND.

Fern was known, loved, and respected by many. Her smile and laugh will be missed by all.

Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure is in charge of arrangements.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
October 25, 2006

Laura Lautt, 80, Wishek, formerly of Lehr, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at Wishek Community Hospital.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, Lehr, with the Revs. Grant Piehl and Marty Toepke-Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Lehr City Cemetery.

Laura Annetta Janke was born April 17, 1926, in Logan County, near Gackle, the daughter of Jacob and Christina (Lippert) Janke. She grew up in the area and received her elementary education in the local rural school. She helped on the family farm. She married Ted Lautt on June 9, 1944, at the courthouse in Napoleon. They lived and farmed northeast of Lehr until 1958. They then moved to Lehr.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, July 16, 2005

Martha Lautt, 91, Wishek,  N.D., died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Martha Sukut was born May 20, 1914, at the family farm southwest of Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Edward Sr. and Emma (Bender) Sukut. She grew up and attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education.  She married Edwin Lautt on Oct. 14, 1935, at Fredonia. They lived on his parents’ farm until 1938 when they moved to a farm in the Fredonia area.  In 1940, they moved to a farm 10 miles southwest of Fredonia where they farmed until 1955.  They then sold the farm and bought Fredonia Bar.  In 1965, they sold the bar and moved into Fredonia.  He died Sept. 27, 1987.  In 1989, she moved to Wishek and in May 2003, she entered Wishek Home for the Aged. She was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Fredonia, and the Ladies Aid.

She is survived by a son, Vernon (Emogene), Moses Lake, Wash.; two sisters, Viola Mowry, Monroe, Wash., and Anna Miller, Wishek; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, four brothers and four sisters.

Services: 1 p.m. today, Martin Luther  Lutheran Church, Fredonia, with the Rev. Annette Crickenberger officiating. 
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Wishek.
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Fredonia.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
January 20, 2003

June Lawrence, 79, Jamestown, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at MeritCare Medical Center, Fargo, N.D.

June Marie Miska was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Cleveland, N.D. She was raised and attended school in Cleveland, graduating from Cleveland High School. She attended business college in Jamestown and worked for First State Bank in Gackle, N.D. She married Albert B. Lawrence on Nov. 15, 1944, at First Congregational Church in Jamestown. She worked for Farmers Union in Jamestown as a secretary. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ and a women's circle at the church, as well as a member of a homemakers club and a 4-H leader. She enjoyed playing bridge, whist and solitaire and doing crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Carol (Curt) Glasoe, Dickinson, N.D., and Janet (Mark) Wiese, Jamestown; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jean; a grandmother, Anna Miska, and grandfather, Joseph Miska.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown, with the Rev. Terri Akkerman officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
Memorials: Anne Carlsen Center for Children, Jamestown.


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The Billings Gazette, MT
September 10, 2000

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Edna Falkenstern Leach, 82, formerly of Terry, Mont., died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the chapel of Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Terry. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Presbyterian Community Church. Interment will follow in the family lot of the Prairie County Cemetery.


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Devils Lake Daily Journal, ND
August 19, 2004

Adeline Lee went to her heavenly home on Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND.

A memorial service to celebrate Adeline's life will be held at the Bismarck Community Church on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Ronald Klein officiating. She will be buried at the family plot in the Loring cemetery near the farm at Dodge, ND.

Adeline Kurz born Nov. 30 1924 in Gackle, ND to parents Alvina and Adam Kurz. She graduated from Zap High School in 1942. Adeline married Harold N. Lee in 1942 and they made their home and farmed Southwest of Dodge, ND until his death in 1976.

Harold and Adeline were parents to four daughters: Sandra (Larry) Phillips, Coon Rapids, MN; Connie (Eugene) Nicholas, Cando, ND; Christine (Douglas) Werts, Germantown, Tennessee and Susan (Brion) Henderson, Tower City, ND. She enjoyed so many happy times with her ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Adeline's life on the farm was busy, raising the four daughters and working with Harold. She always had a big garden, was known for her baking for friends and family, volunteering as a Sunday school teacher and 4-H Leader and was involved with Farm Bureau, Republican politics and the Cowbells. She spent many summer days with her friends fishing. She worked for the Census Bureau part time and also in the North Dakota House of Representatives during the 1973 and 1975 Legislative sessions.

Adeline moved to Bismarck in 1976 and worked in the ND Tax Department for several years. She was a member of the Bismarck Community Church. She married Roland Mund from Mandan in 1979. They started to spend their winters in Mesa in the late 80's and finally made their permanent home there in 1993.

She was a very active retiree. She was an avid golfer (usually walking), played cards and was a member of the Hope Community Church in Gilbert, AZ. She continued her community involvement by volunteering at Banner Baywood Medical Center and the Mesa Senior Center. She and many of her Mesa friends spent their summers in Rexburg, Idaho.

Adeline will be remembered as a good friend to so many; she continued to gather friends young and old even during her short time at Elim Care Center.

Adeline leaves behind her four daughters, Sandra, Connie, Christine and Susan, her ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and brother, William Kurz from Dummellon, Florida.

Adeline was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lee, her parents, and her brother, Albert Kurz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Eastgate funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
August 4, 1966

A. F. Lehr, Long-Time City Banker, Dies in California

A. F. Lehr, 88, pioneer and prominent longtime businessman in Gackle died early Friday morning, July 29, 1966 at his home in Lodi, California.

Andrew F. Lehr was born September 22, 1879, at the family farm four miles southwest of Tripp, S.D. the son of Andreas Lehr and Clara Goehring Lehr.

He attended the local school and grew to manhood on the farm where he worked for his parents until December, 1902. At the age of 23 he went to Kulm, N.D., where he worked in the Zillmer General Store. In the year 1904 he came to Gackle where he started the Lehr Real Estate Office. In the following year, 1905, he helped organize the Logan County Bank, later named the First State Bank of Gackle. On September 2, 1906, he and Magdalena Hieb were married at Kulm, N.D. The couple made their home in Gackle, where Mr. Lehr was associated with banking and real estate. In 1925, he organized the A. F. Lehr Company in which he remained active until his retirement due to illness. He had been honored as one of the oldest continual bankers of North Dakota, having served as president since 1909. He was active in civic affairs and was instrumental in forming new businesses in Gackle. In 1931 he was elected to the state Legislature as a representative for the 36th District, and was active in church affairs, having served as Trustee or Deacon of the Grace Baptist Church at various times as well as being Sunday School Superintendent and Teacher. He helped organize and build the Baptist Home for the Aged at Bismarck and served as treasurer for many years. Following the death of his wife in July 1959, he continued to live in Gackle. On February 18, 1962, he and Margaret Rott Goehring were married at Lodi, California. They made Gackle their summer home, living the winter months at Lodi, California. They returned to Lodi in the fall of 1963 where Mr. Lehr was taken ill and remaining until his death.

Surviving are his widow, a daughter Ella (Mrs. Charles E. Hamilton), Hillsborough, Calif., a son Calvin C. Lehr, Gackle, N.D., six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, two daughters and on son in infancy, a daughter Clara, five brothers and three sisters.

The body is being returned to Gackle for funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 3, 1966,at the Grace Baptist Church in Gackle with Rev. R. C. Staking, pastor officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Gackle Cemetery. The body was at the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, March 20, 2003

Lillian Lehr, 90, Jamestown, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Lillian Klundt was born Jan. 26, 1913, in Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Edward and Barbara (Moos) Klundt. She grew up in the area, attended elementary school in the local rural school and helped on the family farm. She married Arthur Lehr on June 16, 1938, at Gackle. They lived on farms near Alfred, N.D. In 1959 she moved to Jamestown, where she was employed at Central Dakota Nursing Home for 21 years until she retired. In June 1996, she entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Jamestown.

She is survived by two daughters, Margaret (Selmer) Dockter, Chandler, Ariz., and Ardella (Pat) McCarty, Mesa, Ariz.; a son, Cordell (Sandra), Jamestown; a brother, Rueben (Leona), Gackle; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, John, Emil, Edwin and Harold; and an infant sister, Barbara.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Hi-Acres Manor Chapel, Jamestown, with the Chaplain David Fisher officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, December 5, 2009

Pearl Lehr, 90, Moorhead, Minn., formerly of Alfred, N.D., died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Elim Care Center, Fargo, N.D.

Pearl Violet Lehr was born June 15, 1919, in Alfred, the daughter of Fred and Bertha (Hochstetter) Lehr. She grew up and received her education in Alfred and Gackle, N.D., where she graduated from high school in 1939. She received her nurses training at St. Alexius Hospital School of Nursing in Bismarck, N.D. She worked as a registered nurse in Seattle, Wash., and in Wyandotte, Mich., prior to moving to the Minneapolis area. She lived in Robbinsdale, Minn., and worked at Swedish Hospital, later named Metropolitan Medical Center. She retired in 1981, after 32 years of service. She continued to live in the Twin Cities and was active in the 4th Baptist Church, where she was a key part of the Golden Agers group. In October 2006, she moved to Moorhead. In 2008, she became a resident of The Evergreens. In February 2009, she became a resident of Elim Care Center, Fargo.

She is survived by three sisters, Nora (Ervin) Gums, Jamestown, Dora Austin, Denver, Colo., and Rosella Grosz, Moorhead; and a brother, Melbert, Lodi, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Raymond, Harry and Arthur.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Brookdale Baptist Church, Moorhead.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ruth Lehr, 90, Acampo, Calif., died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at a hospital in Sacramento, Calif.

Ruth Zimmerman was born Jan. 21, 1916, at Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Katherine Zimmerman. She married Melbert Lehr and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Lodi, Calif., where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed reading, traveling, listening to gospel music, crossword puzzles and cooking.

She is survived by her husband, three daughters, JoAnn (Glenn) Wasden, Volcano, Calif., Connie (Garry) Caskey and Diana (James) Wolff, both Lodi; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, David; three brothers, Jacob, Christ and Harold; four sisters, Emma Larson, Lydia Mueller, Alta Vigario and Bertha Fricke; and a grandson.

Services: held June 12.
Memorials: First Baptist Church, Music Fund, 267 N. Mills Ave., Lodi, CA 95242.
Burial: Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery, Lodi.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, November 14, 2005

Crystal J. Lehrke, 85, Fairlea, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2005, at Greenbrier Manor Nursing Home, Fairlea, after a long illness.

Crystal Olson was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Streeter, N.D., the daughter of John and Caroline (Rue) Olson.  She married Harold A. Lehrke.  She was a homemaker.  She lived in the Lewisburg, W.Va., area for the past 21 years. He died Feb. 26, 2000.  She was a member of the Greenbrier Valley Church of the Nazarene, a Sunday school teacher, president of N.W.M.S. and a church board member.

She was survived by two daughters, Carolyn Lehrke, Lewisburg, and Sandra Sams, Alderson, W.Va., a son, Dean, Coffeyville, Kan.; two sisters, Lila Larsen and Hazel Stallock, both Jamestown, N.D.; two brothers, Vernon, Napa Valley, Calif., and Orville, New Boston, Texas; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and three brothers, Norris, Clifford and Leon.

Services: Held Saturday at the Alderson Church of the Nazarene, Muddy Creek Mountain, W.Va.
Visitation: Held Friday at the Longanacre Funeral Home, Fairlea.
Burial: Rosewood Cemetery, Lewisburg.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, October 29, 2007

Bertha Letcher, 87, Jamestown, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Bertha Meidinger was born Nov. 29, 1919, at Streeter, N.D., the daughter of John and Katharina (Just) Meidinger. She attended school, helped on the family farm and grew up there. She married Arnold Letcher on Dec. 13, 1937, at Jamestown. They moved to south of Jamestown where they farmed. They moved to Gackle for a short time before returning to Jamestown. She worked for Trinity Hospital and later for Jamestown Hospital as a nurse’s aide until her retirement. He died in 1992. She moved to Hi-Acres Manor in July 1999. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Jamestown.

She is survived by two sons, Rodney (Ruby), Eugene, Ore., and Neal (Terri), Jamestown; two daughters, Charlotte (Ray) Maas, Fargo, N.D., and Karon (David) Orr, Jamestown; two sisters, Emma Letcher and Lydia Maas, both Jamestown; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Westminster, Colo
Monday, May 05, 2003

Carol Letcher, 57, Westminster, Colo., died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at her home after a battle for the past year with inflammatory breast cancer.

Carol Ann Dorr was born Oct. 30, 1945, in Jamestown, the daughter of Karl and Lydia (Krieger) Dorr. She attended Gackle (N.D.) High School. She married Robert Letcher on July 6, 1963, in Denver, Colo. She began working for the Boulder (Colo.) Valley School District in 1978, retiring in 2002. Her most recent position was as treasurer of Fairview High School.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Shannon (Cinda), Phoenix, Ariz., and Shane (Barbara), both Denver; a daughter, Audra (Scott) Jones, Denver; a sister, Arlene Weist, Fargo, N.D.; and a grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: held April 29, Broomfield (Colo.) United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jon Almgren officiating.
Burial: St. Logan National Cemetery.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bertha Limesand, 86, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Jamestown, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Villa Maria Nursing Center, Fargo.

Bertha Hust was born July 7, 1919, in Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Henry and Katie (Enzminger) Hust. She attended rural farm school through the seventh grade. She later moved with her parents to Tappen, N.D. She married David Pfaff on Nov. 18, 1938, in Tappen at her parents’ home. They farmed in the Tappen area. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Bismarck (N.D.) Hospital and Golden Manor Nursing Home, Steele, N.D. In 1975, she moved to Steele. She worked as a waitress at the bowling alley and as an assistant cook at the Steele School. She also sold Avon. In 1981, she moved to Jamestown. She married Marvin Limesand in July 1983. She worked at Lil's Restaurant until she retired. He died in July 1997. She moved to Moorhead, Minn., in January 2003. She entered Villa Maria Nursing Home in May 2005. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, baking and playing bingo.

She is survived by three daughters, Gloria (Stan) Thorsteinson, Renton, Wash., Delores (Duane) Veil, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sandra (Lonnie) Freier, Glyndon, Minn.; a sister, Lydia Kleinknecht, Bismarck; a brother, Wesley, Wycliff, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; two sons, Leo Pfaff and Curtis Pfaff; her parents; five sisters; six brothers; and two great-grandchildren.

Services:10 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
April 23-28, 2001

Ida Lippert, 92, Wishek, N.D., died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Wishek Nursing Home, Wishek.

Ida Gahner was born April 5, 1909, on the family farm home near Jud, N.D., the daughter of Fred and Caroline (Kleinknecht) Gahner. She received her elementary education at the local rural school and grew up in the vicinity. She married Jacob Lippert Dec. 27, 1928, at Fredonia, N.D. They lived on different farms in the area. In 1958 they moved into Wishek, where she was a homemaker and a helper to his Message Therapy in their home. He died Dec. 12, 1984. In 1985 she moved in with her daughter, Lillian. In 1991 she entered Wishek Nursing Home, Wishek. She was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Wishek.

She is survived by four daughters, Laura Kuck, Crystal, Minn., Lillian Kramer, Wishek, Lena Raile, Greely, Colo., and Eileen (Loren) Kuck, Stone Mountain, Ga.; five sons, Lawrence (Gerrie) and Leon (Jerry), both Williston, N.D., Raymond (Theresa), Colorado Springs, Colo., Leonard (Fern), Stockton, Calif., and Arnny (Cecilia), Fairfield, N.D.; a sister, Verna Mayer, Jamestown; 28 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two daughters, two grandsons, a great-granddaughter, seven brothers and two sisters.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Wishek, with the Rev. Don Hansen officiating. 
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Wishek.
Burial: Lehr Cemetery, Lehr, N.D.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
September 11, 2001

Wilma Lippert, 80, Steele, N.D., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, in a Bismarck hospital.

Wilma Blaskowsky was born Nov. 26, 1920, in Gackle, N.D., the daughter of John and Margaret (Geigle) Blaskowsky. She grew up and attended schools in the Medina area. She married Leonard G. Lippert. She worked in the County Agent Office and at Pepple Machine Company. She enjoyed cooking, gardening flowers and fishing.

She is survived by a daughter, Diana (Keith) Wick, Columbus, Neb.; a son, John (Carol), Mandan, N.D.; special friends, Tilmon Martin, Terry and Marlene Martin, Rodney and Jenn Martin and Lori Martin, all Bismarck; a daughter-in-law, Deb Lippert, Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and a sister.

Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Trinity Lutheran Church, Steele, with the Rev. Paul Tjostem officiating. 
Arrangements by Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Steele


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, February 13, 2010

John Eugene Long, 83, Berlin, N.D., died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Long was born on Sept. 16, 1926, in Berlin, the son of Charles and Clara (Freeze) Long. He was raised on the family farm near Berlin by his father and Clara’s twin sister, Theresia, following his mother’s death. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Christina Aberle on May 30, 1949, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Berlin. They lived in the Berlin area. He was a member of Transfiguration Parish and the Knights of Columbus, third and fourth degrees, and served as an officer on the state and local level. He served on boards for the LaMoure County Farmers Union, LaMoure County ASC and the Edgeley Credit Union. He enjoyed farming, animals and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Richard, Francis, Leonard and Clem; a sister, Marcella Siebels; and two grandsons.

He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Patricia (Eugene) Hager, Washburn, N.D., Mary Kathryn (Richard) Schlosser, Edgeley, N.D., Sister Lillian Long, St. Paul, Minn., Jeanette (Daniel) Schmit, Fairmount, N.D., and Cindy (Jerome) Bjornstad, McVille, N.D.; six sons, John (Rosalie), Gackle, N.D.; Timothy (Lisa), Kintyre, N.D., Richard (Susan) and Michael (Susan), both Berlin; Charles (Kristina) and Thomas (Georgia), both Lisbon, N.D.; a sister, Sister Victorine Long, St. Paul, Minn.; 33 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Transfiguration Catholic Church, Edgeley.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Monday, at the church.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Edgeley, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Edgeley.


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Elizabeth Lonsky, 81, Rogers, died Thursday, July 25, 1996, in Americana Healthcare Center, Fargo. Elizabeth Lorenz was born Oct. 3, 1914, in Stutsman County, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married John J. Lonsky Nov. 22, 1934, in Fried, N.D. They farmed near Clementsville, N.D. They later moved to Rogers. He preceded her in death. She moved to Americana Healthcare Center in June of this year. She is survived by a son, John (Marilyn), Wilson, Kan.; a daughter, Gertie (Clarence) Wolf, Fargo; a brother, Paul (Gladys), Weyauwega, Wis.; three sisters, Agnes Dahl, Fargo, Helen (Ernest) Moser, Medina, N.D., Mary (Dell) ...

Date: Sat - July 27, 1996
Author: Obituary
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a14


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Judith Loven, 83, Jamestown, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Judith Johnson was born Sept. 8, 1921, in Kulm, N.D., the daughter of Ludwig and Freja (Nordgren) Johnson.  She attended school in Swede Township until the eighth grade.  She married Wesley Loven on Jan. 18, 1946, in Kulm. They farmed near Jud, N.D., until they moved to Montpelier, N.D., in 1952 where they continued to farm. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Trinity Hospital and Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.  She was also a seamstress for Eddy Furniture.  He died in May 1992.  She then moved to Jamestown.  She volunteered at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center from 1992 until the spring of 2004.  In August 2004, she moved to Hi-Acres Manor where she resided until her death.  She enjoyed needlework, cross-stitch, sewing and reading.

She is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Dick) Hart, Bushnell, Ill., Elaine Perich, Cando, N.D., and Mary (John) Frankhauser, Spokane, Wash.; two sons, Harvey (Marie), Rolla, N.D., and Kenis (Jean), Redmond, Wash.; three sisters, Marilyn (Paul) Gage, Valley City, N.D., Lillet (Morris) Sjostrom, Kulm, and Fern (Jon) Liechty, Jamestown; a special friend, Edwin Elhard, Jamestown; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant son, Galen; a son-in-law, John Perich; seven brothers, Bertil, Claus, Roy, Evert, Elwood, Paul and Stanley; four sisters, Connie Johnson, Alice Lindgren, Sylvia Edstrom and Vernette Sjostrom; and her grandparents.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Darrell Losing officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Karen Lucht, 57, Napoleon, N.D., died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.

Karen Ann Isaak was born Aug. 26, 1946, at Kulm, N.D., the daughter of William and Anna (Gackle) Isaak.  She grew up at Kulm, where she attended school and graduated from Kulm High School in 1964.  She then worked at the Kulm Messenger Newspaper.  She married Wayne Lucht on June 27, 1965, at Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm. They lived in New Rockford, N.D., for two years and for four years in Linton, N.D. In 1973, they moved to Napoleon.  She later worked at Napoleon Drug Store.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon, and was involved in church work group and church circle.  She enjoyed working on crafts, gardening and planting flowers.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Tera (David) Malheim, Fargo, N.D.; a sister, Diana (Jo) Cofell, Bismarck, N.D.; and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon, with the Rev. Richard Hagestuen officiating.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Kulm Congregational Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, July 28, 2005

Join the family in celebrating her life at her prayer service to be held on Thursday, July 29, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00 Am to 8:00 PM. The Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, July 30, 2005, at Kulm Baptist Church.  Graveside committal service will be held immediately after the service at Swede Township Cemetery.  A fellowship luncheon will follow the burial at the Kulm Community Center.  Family and friends are invited to attend all proceedings.

Audrey June Lundgren, age 78, of Kulm, North Dakota went to be her Lord and Savior on July 24, 2005.  She died peacefully at Elim Nursing Home in Fargo, North Dakota. June was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and most importantly, true disciple of Jesus Christ.  She will be truly missed by family and friends.

June was born on June 28, 1927 daughter of Oscar and Hannah (Larson) Norden in Newdale, Manitoba, Canada and later moved to Minnedosa, Manitoba. June studied music at Brandon College and with the Toronto Conservatory of Music.  In 1948 June began teaching music in Boissevain, Manitoba where she was also the church organist and choir director. Later, June had teaching positions in Souris, Manitoba, Pipestone, Reston and Antler, Saskatchewan until her marriage to Edwin Lundgren in 1951.  They made their home on the family farm in Kulm, North Dakota.

June was involved in many church and community activities.  These included teaching piano, organ, voice, accordion and guitar lessons in Kulm, Wishek, Edgeley and Jamestown, North Dakota. June was the organist and pianist for many years at Kulm Baptist Church.  Besides her music ministry, June served on the Deaconess Board, and was president for two years for the Dakota Conference Women’s Board.  On Saturday mornings June could be heard singing and playing piano for the McCoy Radio Ministry.  June is remembered for having the coffee on and welcoming friends and family in her home.

June was a member of the Kulm Homemakers Club for 25 years. She was also active in the PTA beginning at the local level, serving in different capacities, then at the district level, and at the state level for 15 years.  June served as State PTA President from 1976 to 1978, which included serving on the National PTA Board.

June and her husband Edwin enjoyed traveling together.  Their trips included traveling in the United States, Canada and Sweden.  June also toured seven European countries in 1969, when she joined the Community Singers Group.

June leaves behind her children and grandchildren; E. Brent (Susan) Lundgren, Jill and Jenn, West Fargo, ND; Blaine (Deb) Lundgren, Mandy, Egan, Hannah, and Kaisa, Kulm, ND; Gloria (Dale) Gackle, Stacey, Seattle, WA, Brandy (Dave) Dockter, West Fargo, ND and Alyssa, Kulm, ND; Glenda (Bart) Toay, Brock and Gwen, Fargo, ND, two sisters, Alva Erickson, Abbottsford, BC and Vernice (Herb) Gregor, Kelowna, BC, Canada, and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends, whom she loved very much She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son-in-law, Warren Gackle.


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Anna Emilia Lunzman, 86, Jamestown, N.D., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, in Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Anna Bellikka was born Aug. 6, 1913, in Fredonia, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She later moved to Frederick, S.D., where she operated a nursing home. On Jan. 27, 1946, she married William Lunzman in Frederick. They moved to Missouri, where she attended college and earned a degree in naturopathy, which she practiced for many years in South Dakota. In 1964, they moved to the Fredonia area. He died in 1989. She entered Hi-Acres Manor in 1997.

She is survived by four stepsons, Harold (Lydia) Lunzman, Gackle, N.D., ...

Date: Tue - January 25, 2000
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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