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  MAIER Gottheilf G. 1966    

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  MALM Inez Anderson 2002   

  MARTELL Katherina Reich 2005     

  MARTIN Edward 2010     

  MARTIN Eugene 2002 (2 Obits)

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  MATTHEIS Lydia Brosz 1995

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  MAYER Alvin 2003     

  MAYER Alvina Morlock 1998

  MAYER Art 1999

  MAYER Bertha Gienger 1997

  MAYER Christina 1997

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  MAYER David 2007      

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  MAYER Emil 1937

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  MAYER Madeline Tatarek 1996

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  MAYER Theodore Jr. 2007     

  MAYER Violet Ruff 2001 

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  MAYER William John 2004   

  McCOMMON Donald Sr. 2009     

  McCORMACK Lenora Sommerfeld 2002 

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  McLAIN Virginia F. Fredrickson 1999

  MEHRING Magdalena Gumke 1997

  MEIDINGER Dale 2001   

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  MEIDINGER John 1966

  MEIDINGER Katherina Just 1964  

  MEIDINGER Leona Koepplin Ketterling 2008  

  MEIDINGER Marie Dorr 2007     

  MEIDINGER Norman 2006    

  MEIDINGER Roland E. 2006   

  MEIDINGER Rose Hofmann 2010     

  MEIDINGER Ross 2007     

  MEIDINGER Theodore 1996

  MEISCH William 2006    

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  MERKEL Alma Becker 2009     

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  MERTZ Gerald 2009      

  MERTZ Gustave 2004    

  MERTZ Leah Schumacher 1980 

  MESKE Rev. Henry A. 1989    

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  MEYER Christina Lang 1963   

  MEYER Edwin 1964 

  MEYER Olga Gumke 2003     

  MICHEL Dale 2002  

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  MICKELSON Gladys Gums 2009   

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  MILLER Helen Johnson 2004  

  MILLER Herbert 2006   

  MILLER Hulda Middlestead 2008  

  MILLER Irene Tatarek 2006  

  MILLER Maria Gienger 2004   

  MILLER Norman J. 2007      

  MILLER Shirley Heitzmann 2008  

  MINOW Anne Nenow 2002 

  MISKA Katherine Kropp 2010       

  MITTLEIDER Gideon 2004    

  MITTLEIDER John 2007  

  MITTLIEDER Philip I 1918    

  MITTLEIDER Philip 1964     

  MOLDENHAUER Irene Gohner 2002

  MOLGARD Carrie A. Fagering 2001 

  MOLTZEN Viola Fregien 2004    

  MOOS Albert 1996

  MOOS Alice Schweitzer 1997

  MOOS Alma Kinzler 2001 (2 Obits)

  MOOS Bertha Hofmann 2004 

  MOOS Clarence Frederic 2002  

  MOOS Darlene Mayer 2007      

  MOOS DeEtta Brosz 2005     

  MOOS Elizabeth Schott 1995

  MOOS Elmer E.  2004  

  MORLOCK Edwin 2007 (2)     

  MORLOCK Freida Jung 2007    

  MORLOCK Leroy 2002     

  MORLOCK Ludwig 2009      

  MORLOCK Pauline Wagner 2005    

  MORLOCK Renatha Rath 1996

  MORLOCK Walter 2005     

  MORLOCK William 2008   

  MOSER Curtis 2009      

  MOSER Donald 2008 

  MOSER Edwin C. 1996    

  MOSER Harold 2009           

  MOSER Reuben Allen 2009      

  MOSER Ronald A. 1996   

  MOSER Theodore 1996

  MOSER-RUEB Lenora Deutscher 2001  

  MUELLER Alvin 2005     

  MUELLER Anna Marquart 2010      

  MUELLER Edward 2006    

  MUELLER Edwin 2000

  MUELLER Esther Finck 2009         

  MUELLER Gerald 2008  

  MUELLER Hulda Buchholz 2006   

  MUELLER John E.  2003  

  MUELLER Lillian Remboldt 2009        

  MUELLER Pauline 1936

  MUELLER Ronald 2004   

  MUELLER Walter 2008  

  MULLER Edward 2001     

  MULLER Eva Job 2008   

  MULLER Gustav L. 1995

  MULLER Katharina Adam 1963

  MULLER LeRoy E. 1999 (2 Obits)

  MULLER Magdalena Muller 2002  

  MUND ElRoy M. 2009      

  MUND Roland 2008 

  MUNSCH Herman 2006   

  MUNSCH Hulda Entzi 2003 

  MUNSCH Karl Sr. 1966  

  MUNSCH Lucille Grosz 2009      

  MUNSCH Scott Harold 1966

  MUONIO Elma Dormanen 2009      

  MURREY Esther Wanner 2008   

  

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 8, 2002

Gustave Lee "Gus" Maas, 80, Moorhead, Minn., died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at ManorCare Health Services, Fargo.

Mr. Maas was born Jan. 4, 1922, at Edgeley, N.D., the son of Gustave and Clara (Moury) Maas. He grew up in Nortonville, N.D., where he graduated from high school in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific as a rifle sharpshooter and Army specialty rifleman. He married Viola Louise Johnson Aug. 2, 1946, at Moorhead, where they lived. He worked for Withnell Oil Co. and W.W. Wallwork before starting his own business, Gus Maas Trucking, hauling grain from elevators at Arthur, Ayr, Erie, and Gackle, N.D. He retired in 1987, after which he worked at the Travel Mart Convenience Store, Moorhead. He was a life member of the VFW, Moorhead, where he enjoyed listening to music and dancing on weekend evenings. He also enjoyed riding motorcycle, taking trips to areas of the Dakotas and Minnesota, and reading.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Hazel E. Donahue, Moorhead; two sons, Grant E. (Marsha), Charlotte, N.C., and Raymond A. (Debbie), Moorhead; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Johnson, Brownsville, Texas; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Caroline Maas.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, New Hope Evangelical Free Church, Moorhead, with the Rev. Gary Ellingson officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, January 4, 2010

Eugene A. "Gene" Mack, 72, Harvey, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, at St. Aloisius Hospital, Harvey, after a 2 1/2-year battle with cancer.

Mr. Mack was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Pettibone, N.D., the son of George Jr. and Verna (Kraemer) Mack. He was raised on the family farm near Pettibone and graduated from Pettibone High School in 1955. He graduated from Valley City (N.D.) State Teacherís College in 1961 with a bachelorís degree in education. He began his 33-year teaching career in the Wauben (Minn.) School District in 1961 and moved to the Zeeland (N.D.) Public School District in 1962. In 1963, he moved to the Harvey School District where he taught English and driverís education until he retired in 1993. He then served as a member on the Harvey School Board, drove semi truck for Albrecht Trucking, was a transport driver for the Soo Line Railroad and worked for local farmers. He was a member of the St. Ceceliaís Catholic Church, Harvey, Wells Aerie #3080 and the North Dakota Driverís Education Association. He was an early volunteer on the Harvey Ambulance Service and served as a referee for football and basketball for many years. He enjoyed working on the family farm, hunting, camping, pinochle, cribbage, baseball and a good cup of coffee.

He is survived by two sons, Bruce (Susie), Minot, N.D., and Timothy (Susan), Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Bonnie (Mark) Hedlund, Sartell, Minn.; six brothers, George III and Duane, both Pettibone, Lee, Bismarck, N.D., Douglas, West Fargo, N.D., Dwight, Max, N.D., and Dennis, Hazen, N.D.; five sisters, Donna Etter, Hysham, Mont., Delores Grant, Cheyenne, Wyo., Dionne McElroy, Ames, Iowa, and Dianne Norman and Dorothy Mack, both Portage, Mich.; five grandchildren; and a special friend, Rosie Rheault, Fargo, N.D..

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Harvey.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.
Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial: Lady of The Lake, Lake Williams, N.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, November 19, 2007

Olga Madche, 102, Jamestown, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Olga Nitschke was born Oct. 11, 1905, on the family farm home south of Jud, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Fredericka (Reinhardt) Nitschke. At an early age they moved to a farm north of Jud, later moving to Alfred, N.D. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and up in the area. She married Jacob Madche on Nov. 28, 1925, at LaMoure, N.D. They lived on a farm south of Alfred. In 1936 they moved into Alfred where she worked at the school. He died in 1970. In 1997 she moved to Jamestown, and in 2005 she entered Hi-Acres Manor. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, N.D.

She is survived by her a son, Harry (Delight) Madche, Bremerton, Wash.; a daughter, Doris (Glen) Greenstein, Jamestown; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, a grandson, her parents, three brothers and four sisters.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Tim Blackman officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Alfred Cemetery, Alfred.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Anna Madcke, 94, Edgeley, N.D., died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure, N.D.

Anna Leontina Stickle was born June 18, 1914, on the family farm in Ray Township, LaMoure County, North Dakota, the daughter of Gottlieb and Katherine (Bohnet) Stickle. She grew up on the family farm and attended Ray Township School No. 3. She married Julius Madcke on March 20, 1943, in Jamestown. They lived north of Jud, N.D., where they farmed until moving to Edgeley in 1954. She was a homemaker and babysat her grandchildren. She lived at Manor St. Joseph, Edgeley, from 1998 until January 2008 when she moved to St. Rose Care Center. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Edgeley. She enjoyed working in her kitchen.

She is survived by two sons, Alvin (Norma), Edgeley, and Garth (Jan Buck), Pelican Rapids, Minn.; a daughter, Lynda (Ambrose) Dunn, Edgeley; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 13 siblings and a daughter-in-law, Betty Madcke.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Wesley United Methodist Church, Edgeley, with the Rev. Ken Ballard officiating.
Visitation: noon to 7 p.m. today, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Edgeley, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Edgeley.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, March 12, 2007

Betty Madcke, 72, Edgeley, N.D., formerly of Jamestown, died Friday, March 9, 2007, in Innovis Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Betty Jean Johnson was born July 17, 1934, in Jamestown, the daughter of Dorothea and Henry Johnson. She grew up in Jamestown where she graduated from high school. She married Garth Madcke on Sept. 4, 1953. They lived in various cities in Montana and North Dakota. She was an Avon representative for many years. She enjoyed having coffee and visiting. She donated her body for arthritis research.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Mark and Kevin (Cal), both Edgeley; two daughters, Julie (Clyde) Staus, Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Debra Grenz (Les Specht), Spiritwood, N.D.; a brother, Gordon (Skip), Jamestown; four sisters, Arlene Trautman, Fergus Falls, Minn., Lorraine Bennett and Dorothy Gums, both Jamestown, and JoAnn (Bruce) Nelson (Bruce), Bismarck, N.D.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers, Robert, Johnny, William, James, Eugene, Lyle and Charles.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Rich Fitzer officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, January 04, 2007

Helmut Maedche, Bismarck, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on December 31, 2006 at the age of 80.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 10:30 A.M. at United Church of Christ, Bismarck with Rev. Jim Moos, officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.

Visitation will be from 4:30-7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 5, at Bismarck Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Helmut was born on December 1, 1926 in Bethune, CO, the son of Christian & Lydia (Trautman) Maedche.  He graduated from high school in Torrington, WY. On October 17, 1952 in Kulm, ND, he married Ida Mae Bollinger.  Helmut was ordained on June 2, 1951 in Merricourt, ND and was called to serve the Hebron 1st Congregational Church and 1st Congregational UCC in Glen Ullin, ND.  He retired to Bismarck in March of 1993. After retiring from the ministry, Helmut enjoyed spending time in his garden and working on his train layout.

Helmut is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Bottoms and their two children Christopher & Lyndsay, Phoenix, AZ; 2 sons, Jonathan (Tish), Garland, TX, Timothy (Kristi) and their two children, Kayla & Macy, Bismarck; sister, Oleta Ernst, Lincoln, NE; brother, Ernest, Montrose, CO.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Mae and parents, Christian & Lydia (Trautman) Maedche.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
March 17, 1966

Gottheilf Maier Dies at Wishek

Gottheilf G. Maier, 65, longtime resident of the Gackle Community died Saturday evening, March 12, 1966 at Wishek Community Hospital in Wishek, North Dakota where he had been a patient for about three weeks.

He was born November 1, 1900 at the family farm south of Kulm in LaMoure County, North Dakota, the son of John J. Maier and Wilhelmina Knopp Maier. The family came to the Gackle Community in the year 1901 when they homesteaded on a farm six miles northeast of Gackle in Stutsman County. Mr. Maier remained with his parents on the farm until they retired and moved into Gackle in 1946. He continued to live with his parents and worked in the vicinity as a laborer.

In the late fall of 1964 he entered the Wishek Retirement Home at Wishek, North Dakota, where he resided until his hospitalization.

Mr. Maier never married. He is survived by five sisters and one brother, Pauline (Mrs. E. A. Schaak), Billings, Montana; Magdalena (Mrs. Frieboes), Miles City, Mont., Mathilda (Mrs. Marion Moe) Tacoma, Washington; Anna (Mrs. Sam B. Maier), Snohomish, Wash., Hulda (Mrs. Theo Metzger), Hardin, Montana; Sam Maier, Hardin, Montana.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1956, his mother in 1962, and seven brothers and sisters.

The funeral service was a 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 1966 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Gackle with Rev. Emanuel Gackle, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Gackle Cemetery. Haut Funeral Home in Gackle was in charge of arrangements


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, April 27, 2006

Roger Maier, 56, Jamestown, died Monday, April 24, 2006, in a Jamestown care center.

Mr. Maier was born Oct. 1, 1949, at Jamestown, the son of Gottlieb and Edna (Schnaidt) Maier. He grew up at Streeter, N.D., graduating from Streeter High School in 1968. He entered the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on July 1, 1976. He completed a training course in small arms repair in 1987 and was employed with Iron Workers Local 793, Mandan, N.D. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck, N.D. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

He is survived by a daughter, Nicole Maier, Bismarck; his mother, Streeter; a brother, Al (Margie), Bismarck; and four sisters, Alice (Clyde) Remboldt, Jamestown, Carolynn (James) Burkle, Eagan, Minn., Beverly (Arnie) Schumaker and Paulette (Steve) Kirschenmann, both Streeter.

He was preceded in death by his father; three sisters, Joan Miller, Caren Hehn and Janice Maier; and a brother, James.

Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Scott Fredrickson officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, January 4, 2010

Daniel "Denvy" Malm, 90, Kulm, N.D., died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Malm was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Swede Township, north of Kulm, the son of Gust and Alma (Holmquist) Malm. He grew up there and graduated from Kulm High School in 1938. He worked at Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, Calif., until he was drafted into the Army in March 1942. He served in George Pattonís Third Army in Europe. He served from July 1944 until Sept. 5, 1945. After his discharge from the Army, he farmed in Swede and Raney townships until he retired in 1982. He married LeNora Larson on Sept. 16, 1945, at Kulm. Since he retired, they spent winters in Apache Junction, Ariz. They were baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Kulm on March 22, 1953, where they have been lifelong members. He served as Sunday school superintendent and trustee for many years.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Laura (James) Nejfelt, Manassas, Va., and Julie Honsa, Mahtomedi, Minn.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Julia Davidson; and three brothers, Edwin, Elmo and Lewis.

Services: 2 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Swede Township Cemetery, rural Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Harry M. Malm, 91, Wishek, N.D., died Friday, May 26, 2006, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Mr. Malm was born Nov. 25, 1914, at Jud, N.D., the son of Reynold and Ida (Lind) Malm. He grew up and received his elementary education at the local rural school. He entered the Civilian Conservation Corp. in 1937, where he served for 18 months. He farmed near Jud until 1980. He then moved into Jud. In 1997, he moved to Gackle Care Center, Gackle. N.D. In 2003, he moved to Wishek Home for the Aged.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Alice, Edith and Eleanor; and two brothers, Martin and Clifford.

Services: 11 a.m. today, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Darrell Schultz officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Baptist Cemetery, rural Kulm, N.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, December 14, 2007

Elmo Malm, 91, Kulm, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Prince of Peace Care Center, Ellendale, N.D.

Mr. Malm was born Aug. 5, 1916, in Swede Township, north of Kulm, the son of Gust and Alma (Holmquist) Malm. He grew up on the farm and attended Swede School #4. He worked on the farm, raised foxes and played baseball with the Swede Township Team. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 for 38 months. He was stationed in Sicily, Italy and North Africa as a part of the 172nd Chemical Co. during World War II. He returned to Kulm after the war. He married Leona Carlson on July 12, 1946. They lived and farmed on his parentsí farm. They moved into Kulm in 1983 where they lived until 2007. He retired but continued inventing and helping out on the farm. He was one of the first to weld together two tractors to make one four-wheel drive. He lost his leg and was confined to a wheelchair, which led him to sketch new inventions, making prototypes and creating handicap improvements in his home and to his wheelchair. He became a caregiver for his wife. She moved to the Prince of Peace Care Center, Ellendale, and he joined her on Nov. 12, 2007. He served in the church as an usher and a deacon and helped in many projects. He enjoyed Christian TV and reading the Bible.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Marvel (Harv) Lindgren, Kulm; a brother, Denny (LeNore), Kulm; a sister-in-law, Vivian (Melvin) Backstrom; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edwin and Lewis; and a sister, Julia.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Kulm Assembly of God Church, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Swede Township Cemetery, rural Kulm.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
December 26, 2002

Inez Malm, 84, Kulm, N.D., died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Medcenter One Medical Center, Bismarck, N.D.

Inez Marion Anderson was born Oct. 24, 1918, on the family farm near Kulm, the daughter of John and Annie (Erickson) Anderson. She grew up and attended rural school near Kulm and graduated from Kulm High School. She then taught school in Swede and Raney townships near Kulm for a time. She married Edwin Malm on Nov. 17, 1943, in Jamestown. They farmed north of Kulm until they moved into Kulm in 1981. He died Feb. 26, 1990.

She is survived by two daughters, Lois (Merle) Bentson, Kulm, and LuAnne (Douglas) Swenson, Marshalltown, Iowa; a son, Jeffrey (Lucinda), Kulm; a sister, Josephine (Arnold) Loven, Bloomington, Minn.; three brothers, Elford (Jeanette), Seattle, Wash., Richard (Darlene), Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Arden (Evelyn), Olympia, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. today, Kulm Baptist Church, Kulm, with the Rev. Paul Johnson officiating. Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Swede Township Cemetery, rural Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, July 22, 2005

Katherina Martell, 91, Wishek, N.D., died Thursday, July 21, 200, at the Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Katherina Reich was born Nov. 7, 1913, at Kassel, South Russia, the daughter of Adam and Katherina (Weber) Reich. In 1914, she came with her parents to the United States where they settled on a farm 13 miles west of Wishek. She grew up and received her elementary education in the local rural school and helped on the family farm. She married August Martell on March 4, 1940, at Danzig, N.D. They lived in Wishek until 1942. They then moved to a farm 4 miles north of Wishek. In 1954, they moved to a farm near Streeter, N.D., and in 1957, moved to Lehr, N.D. He died in 1979 and she moved to Wishek Home for the Aged. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lehr.

She is survived by a son, Allen, Eldridge, N.D.; two brothers Adam, Aberdeen, S.D., and Edward, Bismarck, N.D.; five sisters, Lydia (Reinhardt) Werre, Marie Martell, and Bertha (Waltmer) Schwind, all Wishek, Erna (Melvin) Schwind, Jamestown, and Alvina Brandner, Bismarck; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, Lehr, with the Rev. Lyle Klemz officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Wishek.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, September 18 2010

Edward Martin, 83, Robinson, N.D., died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Martin was born Aug. 4, 1927, at Lake Williams, N.D., the son of Fredrick and Caroline (Veil) Martin. He attended school in Frettim Township, North Dakota. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1947 and was honorably discharged in 1949. He returned to the Robinson area and worked for many area farmers. He married Joann Nelson on April 11, 1954, in Robinson. In 1957, he worked for Whitmanís Inc, Lake Williams, N.D. In 1966, he took over the family farm. He farmed until he retired in 1993, and continued to live on the farm until passing. He was a member of Tri-County Electric Board for 16 years, Robinson School Board, Frettim Township Board and the Bethany Lutheran Church Board. He enjoyed bowling, dancing and fishing.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Ron (JoAnn), Steele, N.D., and Neal, Bismarck, N.D.; two daughters, Charlene (Eugene) Guthmiller, Pettibone, N.D., and Marlene (Dan) Wolf, Carrington, N.D.; three sisters, Alvina (Aesoph) Schulz, Louise (Pete) Roerick and Anna (Clarence) Woodward, all Jamestown; a sister-in-law, Gladys Martin, Bismarck; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Leonard; and two sisters, Loretta Hoff and Rebecca Bertsch.

Services: 2:30 p.m., Monday, Bethany Lutheran Church, Robinson, with the Rev. Valerie Kinlan officiating.
Prayer service: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Robinson.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
April 22, 2002

Eugene Martin, 61, Jamestown, died Friday, April 19, 2002, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Martin was born Nov. 15, 1940, in Kidder County, near Streeter, N.D., the son of Gilbert and Caroline (Graf) Martin. He attended the Streeter Public School and graduated in 1957. He entered the Army National Guard in 1962. He served as a fireman in the Air National Guard, Fargo, N.D. He served in the Army National Guard, Jamestown, and served 22 years. He retired with the rank of E-6 SSG. He married Janice Ketterling on May 21, 1962, at Fredonia, N.D. They lived in Jamestown. They moved to West Fargo, N.D., where he worked at Fairmont Creamery and later at North Dakota State University and Hall GMC. In 1975 he returned to Jamestown, and worked for Liechty's, NW Budweisser and the City of Jamestown as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 1992. In January 2002 he entered the Central Dakota Village, Jamestown. He was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church, Eagles Club, James River Humane Society and the AMVETS.

He is survived by a daughter, Marcia (James) Cofield, Jamestown; a son, Glen (Tina), Jamestown; a sister, Loretta (James) Schwalk; a brother, Ken (Cathy), Columbia, Falls, Mont.; a sister-in-law, Irene Martin, West Fargo; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Concordia Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Robert Leiste officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Zion Reform Cemetery, southwest of Streeter.
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The Forum, Fargo, ND
April 20, 2002

Eugene Martin, 61, Jamestown, died Friday, April 19, 2002, in Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Martin was born Nov. 15, 1940, near Streeter, N.D., where he graduated from high school in 1957. He served in the Army National Guard beginning in 1962 and as a fireman for the Air National Guard, Fargo. He later served in the Army National Guard, Jamestown, for 22 years. He married Janice Ketterling on May 21, 1962, in Fredonia, N.D. They lived in Jamestown. They later moved to West Fargo, where he worked for Fairmont Creamery, North Dakota State University and Hall GMC. In 1957, he returned to Jamestown, where he worked for Liechtyís, NW Budweiser and for the City of Jamestown as a heavy equipment operator until retiring in 1992. He entered the nursing home in January 2002.

He is survived by a son, Glen (Tina), Jamestown; a daughter, Marcia (James) Cofield, Jamestown; a brother, Ken (Cathy), Columbia Falls, Mont.; a sister, Loretta (James) Schwalk, Columbia Falls; and two grandchildren.

Visitation: Today from 9-5 and Sunday from 1-9, with a prayer service at 7, in Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Monday at 10:30 in Concordia Lutheran Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Zion Reform Cemetery near Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, September 01, 2007

Kenneth Martin, 55, passed away August 28, 2007, of natural causes, at the family home in Columbia Falls, MT. He was born October 30, 1951, at home in Streeter, ND, where he was raised and attended high school. He graduated from the State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND, with a degree in diesel mechanics. On July 19, 1974, Kenneth married Catherine Boelke, in Jamestown, ND. From 1980 to 2000, he was employed as an ironworker with Columbia Falls Aluminum Company. After his retirement from CFAC, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for T-Bend Construction. Kenneth enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. His passion was riding his Harleys. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Caroline (Graf) Martin; and his brothers, Eugene and Melvin. Kenneth is survived by his former wife of 31 years, Catherine (Boelke) Martin, of Moscow, ID; children, Matthew and Kim Martin of Columbia Falls, Crista Martin of Columbia Falls, and Trisha and James Brower of Marion; a sister, Loretta and James Schwalk; grandchildren, Coby, Malachi, McKayla, Tanner, Dustin, and Sierra; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. He also leaves behind his "grandpuppies" JD, Bedoe, Mel, and Panda. Cremation has taken place. A family gathering and barbecue will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Martin residence. All family and friends are welcome.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
July 11, 2002

Travis Wayne Martin, 31, Bismarck, N.D., died July 8, 2002.

Mr. Martin was born Feb. 7, 1971, in Fargo, N.D., the son of Wayne Martin and LaDonna (Gumke) Berg. He grew up and attended school in Bismarck, graduating from Bismarck High School in 1990. He attended the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. While attending high school and college he worked for P.R.I.D.E. Inc. He then worked in sales and delivery for Harker's Food Service. For the past several years he worked in sales for Sysco Sales. He enjoyed hockey, softball, golf, fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, LaDonna and Gordon Berg, Bismarck; his father, Lincoln, N.D.; a sister, Renae Martin, Lincoln; three brothers, Mark, (Larissa Breiteman), Bismarck, Nathan Hoger, Mandan, N.D., and Joseph, Lincoln; two stepbrothers, Barrett Berg (Donna Sager), and Brock Berg (Heidi Landerberger), both Bismarck; and his grandmother, Marvelyn Gumke, Jud, N.D.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnny and Lydia Martin and Gerhard Gumke; and his step grandfather, Ordean Stamness.

Services: 2 p.m. today, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Lisa Ahlness officiating. Arrangements by Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, May 2, 2009

Esther Massee, 87, Atchison, Kan., formerly of Streeter, N.D., died Friday, May 1, 2009, at Gran Villas, Atchison, Kan.

Esther Alvina Steib was born June 22, 1921, in Streeter, the daughter of Gottheilf and Lydia (Metzger) Steib. She graduated from high school in North Dakota. She married Llewellyn W. Massee on Dec. 15, 1944, in Minneapolis. He died July 4, 1980. They owned and operated Masseeís Roller Rink, Farmington, Minn., for many years. She moved to Atchison in 2005. She was a member of First Christian Church, Atchison, Atchison Hospital Auxiliary, and attended Atchison Shepherdís Center. She enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Jim) Anderson, Westlake Village, Calif., and Cynthia (John) Jacobson, Atchison; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Alvin; and a sister, Edna Peterson.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Monday, First Christian Church, Atchison, with the Rev. Lee Hendon officiating.
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison.
Burial: held at a later date, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Louisville, Wis.
Memorials: to First Christian Church, Atchison, or Atchison Hospital Foundation.


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The funeral for Lydia Mattheis, 88, 423 N. 11th St., Moorhead, Minn., will be at 11 Saturday in First Congregational United Church of Christ, Moorhead, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 today in Korsmo Funeral Home, Moorhead, and one hour before services in the church. She died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1995.

Lydia Brosz was born Feb. 5, 1907, near Gackle, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She attended Valley City State University for two years, and taught school for two years near Streeter, N.D. On Aug. 23, 1928, she married John Mattheis in Minneapolis. They lived in Mayer, Minn., Cleveland, N.D., Billings, Mont., and Valley City. In 1953, they moved to Moorhead. She worked at Woolworth's, Moorhead, for six years, and at St. Ansgar Hospital, Moorhead, ...

Date: Fri - November 10, 1995
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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Evelyn Matz, 82, Perham, Minn., died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, in Perham Memorial Home.

Evelyn Laura Janke was born April 7, 1916, in Perham. She married Bernard Matz June 27, 1938. They farmed near Perham until 1993 when they moved into Perham. She had been a resident of Perham Memorial Home for the past month. Her husband preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald (Rhoda), Albuquerque, N.M., Jerry (Karla), Lees Summit, Mo.; a daughter, Carol Wulf, Coon Rapids, Minn.; two sisters, Ardell Schulz, Fargo, Bernice Crosby, Naperville, Ill.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. ...

Date: Wed - December 23, 1998
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c4


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Date Of Death 10/28/2003

GACKLE -- Alvin Mayer, 66, Gackle, died Oct. 28, 2003, at a Bismarck care center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday [Nov. 1, 2003] at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Revs. Russell Pollock and Dale Nabben officiating. Burial will be in Gackle City Cemetery, with military rites by Mayer-Morlock Post No. 250 American Legion.

There will be a prayer service held at 7 p.m. Friday at Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.

Alvin Mayer was born May 30, 1937, in Logan County, the son of Leonhardt Mayer and Carolina (Miller) Mayer. He attended the local rural school and grew to manhood in the vicinity, where he helped on the family farm.

He entered the U.S. Army July 10, 1962, and was discharged June 24, 1964, at Fort Benning, Ga., with the rank of private first class. Following his discharge, he farmed with his parents 4 1/2 miles southeast of Streeter. Later, he purchased the farm from his parents and continued farming.

In 1997, he retired and he continued to reside at the farm until June 2002, when he entered Missouri Slope in Bismarck.

He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle. He also was a member of the Mayer-Morlock Post No. 250 American Legion in Gackle. He enjoyed bowling and card playing.

He is survived by one sister, Alice Irion, Jamestown; one brother, Norbert (Sharon) Mayer, Bismarck; one sister-in-law, Mable Mayer, Gackle; seven nieces; and four nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Edwin in 2000.


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Alvina Mayer, 82, Gackle, N.D., died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in her home.

Alvina Morlock was born Sept. 10, 1915, near Gackle, where she grew up and attended school. On April 13, 1938, she married Edwin Miller in Gackle, where they farmed until he died in 1939. On Feb. 26, 1940, she married Ludwig Mayer in Gackle, where they farmed until 1977 when they retired to Gackle. He died in 1983.

She is survived by a son, John, Gackle; a daughter, Darlene (Lloyd) Elsner, Gresham, Ore.; two sisters, Bertha (Reuben) Tarnasky, Gackle, Eva (Harold) Zenker, Streeter, N.D.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. ...

Date: Wed - August 19, 1998
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a11


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Art Mayer, 85, Jamestown, N.D., died Tuesday, May 11, 1999, in Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Mayer was born Oct. 24, 1913, in Streeter, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. On Dec. 3, 1941, he married Verna Gahner in Gackle, N.D. In 1942 they began farming near Sydney, N.D., and in 1943 they began farming near Millarton, N.D. In 1945 they moved near Montpelier, N.D., where they farmed and raised cattle. They retired in 1976. In 1984 they moved to Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Allan, Richfield, Minn.; two daughters, Marilyn (Leroy) Lovato, Colorado Springs, Colo., Carlotta (Carl) Posz, Chanhassen, Minn.; a brother, Theodore (Maggie), Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, ...

Date: Fri - May 14, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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Bertha Mayer, 80, Gackle, N.D., died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997, in Jamestown (N.D.) Hospital.

Bertha Gienger was born Aug. 23, 1917, near Gackle, where she grew up and attended school. She worked on her family's farm. On Oct. 12, 1939, she married Paul Mayer in Jamestown. They farmed near Gackle until retiring in 1976.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Rueben, Bottineau, N.D.; a daughter, Ardina (Elmo) Bentz, Jamestown; a brother, Paul (Violet), Gackle; four sisters, Maria Miller, Erna Schlenker, Mathilda Miller, Frieda (Eldo) Schmidt, all Gackle; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. ...

Date: Mon - November 10, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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Christina Mayer, 98, Jamestown, N.D., died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, in Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Christina Zenker was born Feb. 24, 1899, in Long Lake, S.D. She moved with her family near Gackle, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On Nov. 25, 1920, she married Bernhardt Mayer near Gackle, where they farmed until 1944. They also farmed near Alfred, N.D. They returned to Gackle in 1968. He died in 1972. She entered the Central Dakota Village in 1994.

She is survived by three sons, Elroy, William, Bemidji, Minn., Ervin, Gackle; two daughters, Nelda (Marvin) Oberlander, Mount Pleasant, Mich., Annetta Podoll, Jamestown; four sisters, Emilia Veil, Emma Miller, Alida Remboldt, all ...

Date: Thu - November 6, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, March 22, 2010

Clarence A. Mayer, 78, of Jamestown, ND, formerly Medina, ND, died March, 19, 2010 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown.

Clarence was born on April 1, 1931 in Newbury Township, near Medina, the son of Robert and Lydia (Moser) Mayer. He attended school at a country school in Bloomingfield Township south of Medina and continued to live and farm the family farm until the time of his death. On July 6, 1952 he married Donna Rau at the United Church of Christ in Medina and they had three children, Kathy, Clara and Sara. Later in life he met and married Lucy Bier on April 3, 1982 at the United Church of Christ in Medina.

Clarence was a hardworking man who could fix anything. He enjoyed farming, mechanic work, digging wells and welding. He was also very involved in his community. He was a lifetime member of the Elks and Eagles of Jamestown, the Medina United Church of Christ and the township board.

Clarence also had a love for dancing, especially polkas, waltzes and two-steps. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his dog, Orville.

Clarenceís wonderful sense of humor will be missed by his wife, Lucy, Medina; three daughters, Kathy Meidinger, Medina, Clara Peterson, Jamestown, and Sara (Kevin) Falk, Tappen, ND; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Connie (Jason) Schneider, Harvey, ND; three stepsons, Roger Bier, Houston, TX, Terry Bier, Modesto, CA and Rick Bier, Rockford, IL; four step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; five sisters, Lorine (Clarence) Schlecht, Medina, Delores Obenauer, Mandan, ND, Lillian Schlecht, Medina, Marlene (Richard) Spitzer, Bloomington, MN and Rose Marie (Charles) Simmons, Colorado Springs, CO; and special cousins, Gene and Ramona Mayer.

Clarence is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Darlene Moos and two twin brothers, Elroy and Leroy.

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at the United Church of Christ, Medina, with Pastor Karl Limvere officiating.
Visitation: 1:00 to 7:00 PM, Monday, March 22, 2010 at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown
Prayer Service: 7:00 PM, Monday, March 22, 2010 at Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown
Burial: Friedenís Cemetery, Streeter, North Dakota


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, May 3, 2004

Cleo Mayer, 78, Centennial, Colo., formerly Streeter, N.D., died Saturday, April 24, 2004, in Centennial.

Cleo Deutscher was born Feb. 17, 1926, in Streeter, the daughter of Peter Jr. and Rosina Deutscher. She was raised in Streeter. After high school she taught rural school for one year and worked as a clerk in the Streeter Post Office. She then attended Jamestown College, graduating as a registered nurse. She married Herbert Mayer. They farmed one and a half miles south of Streeter, raising cattle and sheep. She drove a school bus for 17 years. In July 1982, she moved to Colorado. She recently retired as a caregiver in the developmentally disabled field.

She is survived by three sons, Lance (Nancy), Wiggins, Colo., Jerrold (Carol), Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Marlin (Linda), Santa Maria, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial service: 7 p.m. Friday, St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9300 E. Belleview, Greenwood Village, Colo.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, July 27, 2007

David R. Mayer, 53, Twin Valley, Minn., died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Mr. Mayer was born July 20, 1954, in Gackle, N.D., the son of Wilbert and Erma (Fercho) Mayer. He grew up and attended school in Medina, N.D. He worked with his father on the farm and drove the milk truck. He married Debbie Mittleider on May 10, 1975, in Cleveland, N.D. He worked for his father-in-law after their marriage. They moved to Twin Valley in 1978. They farmed for several years southwest of Twin Valley. He began trucking in 1986 where he pulled flat bed as well as refer and covered wagon, hauling gravel, grain and cattle. He also owned his own trucking business, Coon Creek Transport, since 1996. He was a member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding and fixing snowmobiles, metal work, fixing or making new things, gardening, fishing, animals, tinkering on tractors and repairing and polishing his trucks.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter Kimberly (Bob, III) Lundquist, Park River, N.D.; a son Shawn (Corinne), Fargo; his parents; two sisters Evelyn (Dennis) Hofmann, Grace City, N.D., and Kathy (Wayne) Mittleider, Tappen, N.D.; and two grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. today, Walworth Baptist Church, rural Ulen, Minn., with the Rev. Mike Forsberg officiating.
Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Twin Valley.
Burial: Walworth Baptist Cemetery, rural Ulen.



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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
August 16, 2000

GACKLE -- Edwin L. Mayer, 73, Gackle, died Aug. 14, 2000, in the Jamestown hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Church of Christ, Gackle, with burial in Gackle Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mable; two sons, Dennis, Gackle, and Daniel, Albert Lea, Minn.; three daughters, Virginia Kleingartner, Arthur, Susan Stromberg, Bluffton, Ind., and Julie Entzminger, Grand Forks; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Alvin, Gackle, and Norbert, Bismarck; and one sister, Alice Irion, Jamestown. (Haut Funeral Home, Gackle)


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Stutsman County Record
Jamestown, ND
August 26, 1937, Page 2

FUNERAL IS HELD AT GACKLE SCHOOL FOR EMIL MAYER [Meyer]

Funeral services were held at the Gackle school house last Wednesday afternoon for Emil Mayer, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Mayer of near that town, who was drowned in the pool at the Alexander government dam, 14 miles northeast of Gackle.  Rev. Peter Ruder officiated.  Many relatives and friends attended.  Burial was in the Gackle cemetery.

The young man was born on the farm home on February 18, 1914, and in addition to his parents, is survived by one brother and on sister.

The tragedy occurred Sunday afternoon about a half hour after Mayer and several friends had gone to the dam for a swim.  It is believed that he was stricken with cramps.  One of his friends went to Mayer's rescue on hearing his cries but failed to find him.  His body was recovered by members of the Jamestown fire department later in the evening.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, November 6, 2010

Erma Mayer, 84, Jamestown, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Erma Fercho was born June 26, 1926, at Lehr, N.D., the daughter of Albert and Lydia (Tarnasky) Fercho. She grew up and received her elementary education in the local rural school. She worked on the family farm. She married Wilbert Mayer on June 17, 1948, north of Lehr. They lived in the Streeter, N.D.-Lehr area where they farmed. In 1963, they moved north of Medina, N.D., moving south of Medina in 1965. In 1976, they moved to a farm in Eldridge, N.D., where they raised sheep. They moved to Jamestown in February 2010. He died in July 2010. She attended the First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown.

She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn (Dennis) Hofmann, Grace City, N.D., and Kathy (Wayne) Mittleider, Tappen, N.D.; two brothers, Earl, Polson, Mont., and El Ray (DeLight), Streeter; a sister, Marcella Kassman, Fargo, N.D.; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Mayer, Twin Valley, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, David; her parents; and a brother, Donny.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Darrell Losing, officiating.
Prayer service: 4 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Sept. 25-30, 2000

Erwin Mayer, 76, Oakes, N.D., formerly Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Oakes Good Samaritan Center, Oakes.

Mr. Mayer was born Sept. 20, 1924, near Gackle, the son of Bernhard and Christina (Zenker) Mayer. He grew up and attended school in the Gackle and Alfred, N.D. areas, graduating from Gackle High School. In 1944 he was inducted in the U.S. Army at Fort Snelling, Minn. He received his basic and advanced training at Fort Lee, Virginia. He was stationed with an infantry unit while being part of the occupation force of Germany, stationed at Frankfort. After World War II he was in the enlisted reserve. In 1950 at the start of the Korean War he was activated and sent to camp McCoy, Wis., where he was retrained in artillery. He was sent to Korea and assigned to the 49th Artillery Brigade as a gunner. While serving in the Korean War he earned the Korean Service Medal, the Bronze Star and the U.N. Service Medal. In April 1952 he was discharged from the service with the rank of E-6 Sergeant. In 1955 he attended the North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, where he received a degree in auto mechanics. He worked construction and farmed in the Alfred area and later operated the Alfred Garage until 1968. He worked as a mechanic for the Chevrolet dealer in Gackle. In 1973 he became the head mechanic for the International Harvester dealership, where he worked until it closed. He also worked as a mechanic for Gackle Co-op Oil until he retired. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, and the V.F.W. Post #3364, Jamestown. He was a charter member of Leno-Schlenker American Legion Post #295, Alfred. He enjoyed sports and especially the game of pool.

He is survived by a brother, William (Della), Bemidji, Minn.; two sisters, Nelda (Marvin), Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Annetta Podoll, Fort Ransom, N.D.; and a sister-in-law, Yvonne Mayer, Oakes. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. David Winterfeldt officiating. Burial: Alfred Cemetery, Alfred.


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Herbert N. Mayer, 70, Streeter, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 1996, in Veterans Administration Hospital, Fargo.

Mr. Mayer was born Aug. 3, 1926, near Medina, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He worked in a Portland, Ore., shipyard. He served for two years in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier. He then attended the Hanson Mechanical school, Fargo. He married Cleo Deutscher. They lived and farmed near Streeter.

He is survived by three sons, Lance (Nancy), Brighton, Colo., Jerry (Carol), Highlands Ranch, Colo., Marlin (Linda), Los Olivos, Calif.; two brothers, Maurice and Phillip, both Jamestown, N.D.; three sisters, Martha Lowe and .....

Date: Wed - September 11, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a10


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Lydia Mayer, 89, Villa Maria Healthcare Center, Fargo, N.D., died Monday, March 22, 1999, in the healthcare center.

Lydia Miller was born Oct. 20, 1909, near Gackle, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On Nov. 15, 1932, she married Gustav Mayer near Gackle. They farmed near Gackle until 1969, when they retired to Gackle. He died in 1982. In 1983 she moved to Fargo. She entered the health-care center in November 1997.

She is survived by two sons, Edmond (Wiltraud), Marvin (Carol), both Fargo; a daughter, Irene Martin, West Fargo; a sister, Barbara (Edwin) Lang, Streeter, N.D.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. ...

Date: Wed - March 24, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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Madeline E. Mayer, 81, Jamestown, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 28, 1996, in St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, N.D.

Madeline E. Tatarek was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Jamestown, where she grew up and attended school. On Dec. 26, 1935, she married Ted T. Mayer in Jamestown. They lived in Kenmare, N.D., and later in Bismarck. In 1952 they returned to Jamestown. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Ted (Carol), Omaha, Neb., Jerry, Jamestown; five daughters, Delores Johnson, Gackle, N.D., Jeanette (Larry) Kaiser, Tacoma, Wash., Diane Lutman, Elizabeth Mayer and Jacquelyn (Roger) Walters, all Jamestown; five brothers, Arnold (Shirley), Raymond (Donna), and ...

Date: Mon - December 30, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a6


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
March 15, 2001

Marvin Gustav Mayer, 60, Fargo, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, in Fargo.

Mr. Mayer was born July 18, 1940, in Gackle, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. On Aug. 14, 1965, he married Carol Ruff in Fredonia, N.D. They lived in Fargo, Casselton, N.D., Forman, N.D., Gackle, and Page, N.D., before returning to Fargo in 1989. He worked for North Dakota State University, Fargo, and on a farm near Sabin, Minn.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Blake, Mauldin, S.C., Grant (Diana), Plainfield, Ill.; a daughter, Sarah Mayer, Fargo; a brother, Edmond (Wiltraud), Fargo; a sister, Irene Martin, West Fargo; and one grandchild.

Visitation: Today from 5-8 in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Funeral: Friday at 10:30 in Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Fargo.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
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Napoleon Homestead, ND
March 21, 2001

Marvin G. Mayer, 60, Fargo, died Tuesday, March 13, 2001.

Marvin Gustav Mayer, the son of Gustav and Lydia (Miller) Mayer, was born July 18, 1940 at Gackle where he grew up and received his education. As a young man he farmed with his father near Gackle. On August 14, 1965, Marvin was united in marriage to Carol Ruff at Fredonia. They lived in Fargo, Forman, Gackle, Page and Casselton before returning to Fargo in 1989.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Melvin Mayer, 82, Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Streeter, N.D., died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at the Benedictine Living Center, Garrison, N.D.

Mr. Mayer was born July 25, 1926, on the family farm in Neudorf Township, southeast of Streeter. He received his elementary education in the local rural school and grew up and helped on the family farm. He married Violet Ruff on June 20, 1948, in the First Congregational Church, Gackle, N.D. They lived on the Mayer farm 4 1/2 miles southeast of Streeter. They farmed until 1975 when they moved to Jamestown. While living in Jamestown they both worked at Central Dakota Nursing Home. After they retired, they took several trips throughout the United States and Canada. They also purchased a rug loom and started making rugs and attending craft fairs. In 1998 they moved to Bismarck. She died May 4, 2001. He entered Prairie View Nursing Home, Underwood, N.D., in May 2008 and lived there until July 2008 when he moved to the Benedictine Living Center, Garrison. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Jamestown. He was active on the church council, Sunday school and Lutheran Brotherhood.

He is survived by three daughters, Gloria (Dennis) Martin and Rachel (Steve) Schmidt, both Bismarck, and Colette (John) Thomack, Frederick, Md.; a sister, Edna (Raymond) Wetzel, Bismarck; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Milbert.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown, with Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial: St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, August 23, 2008

Paul Mayer, 92, Jamestown, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at Innovis Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Mr. Mayer was born Feb. 1, 1916, on the family farm southwest of Medina, N.D., the son of Emil and Elizabeth (Moser) Mayer. He grew up and attended a local rural school and helped on the farm. He joined the U.S. Army on April 13, 1942, and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was honorably discharged Jan. 10, 1946, with the rank of corporal. He married Martha Kolb on June 30, 1946, in Medina. They lived and farmed southwest of Medina until 1961. They moved to Jamestown where they owned and operated the Round House Cafe for two years. He then worked for Jamestown College. They also were Adult Foster Care Parents until 1986 when they retired. She died Sept. 6, 1994. He was a member of American Legion and St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown.

He is survived by a daughter, Delphine (Kevin) Beaver, Binford, N.D.; a son, Gary (LuEllen), James town; three brothers, Eddie (Doris), Streeter, N.D., Wilbert (Erma), Jamestown, and Gene (Ramona), Medina; two sisters, Lorraine (Walter) Ruff, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Martha Ruff, Jamestown; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and a sister, Clara Ranta.

Services: 2 p.m. Monday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Kenrad Pederson officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
January 2, 2002

Theodore "Ted" T. Mayer, 86, Jamestown, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Mayer was born Feb. 18, 1915, at Streeter, N.D., the son of Fred and Minnie (Fischer) Mayer. He was educated in Streeter and Jamestown schools. He married Madeline Tatarek on Dec. 26, 1935, in Jamestown. They lived in Kenmare, N.D., and later in Bismarck, N.D., before returning to Jamestown in 1952. He was employed by Mayer Truck Line from 1952 until he retired in 1985. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by five daughters, Delores Johnson, Gackle, N.D., Jeanette (Larry) Kaiser, Puyallup, Wash., Elizabeth Meyer, Bismarck, and Jacquelyn (Roger) Walters and Diane Lutman, both Jamestown; two sons, Ted A. (Carol), Yankton, S.D., and Jerry (Irene), Jamestown; 21 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and special friend Walter Grommish, Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and three brothers, Ben, Art and Rienhart.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, The Basilica of St. James, Jamestown, with the Rev. Bernard Pfau officiating. 
Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, SD
Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Theodore A. "Ted" Mayer, Jr., age 65, of Yankton, died Monday, July 16, 2007, at his residence.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2007 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Yankton, with Rev. Ken Bain officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Yankton, SD.

Visitations will be 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday (July 18, 2007) at the Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. followed by a memorial video tribute and Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Richard "Dick" Robinson, Donald Casey, Daniel Wentworth, Andy List, Lloyd Sudbeck, and Allen Bonertz. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren: Nick, Kristen, Kelsey, Shana, Amanda, and Zachary Mayer and Alicia, Colton, and Brooklyn Bender.

Ted was born May 26, 1942 in Bismarck, ND to Ted Sr. and Madeline (Tatarek) Mayer. He moved to Jamestown, ND at the age of nine, where he attended school and graduated. He married Carol Walters on September 5, 1959 in Jamestown, ND completing 47 years of marriage at the time of his death. In September 1970, the family moved to Yankton, SD where Ted managed the White Drug Store. In 1971, he took on the role as Chamber Director. He assumed the position of Chamber President in 1977. That year, he was elected and served as a City Commissioner. In, 1981, he was elected as Mayor of Yankton, taking on the title of Mayor Mayer. In the spring of 1979, he owned and operated Mayer OK Hardware. In January 1982, Ted moved back to Jamestown to manage White's Home Center. He also worked for Comb Retail Outlet Store in Sioux Falls, SD before joining Tractor Supply Company. Ted worked for the company in Sioux Falls and Omaha, NE before moving home to Yankton in January 2000. Ted retired from the TSC in May 2006. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, the Sertoma, and was a member of the Fox Run Golf Course and St. Benedict Catholic Church. He enjoyed spending time with his nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Steve (Sue) of Palmer, Alaska and Tim (Beth) of Jefferson City, Missouri; daughter, Rhonda (Brad) Bender of Yankton, South Dakota. He is survived by nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He is also survived by one brother, Jerome of Jamestown, ND and five sisters: Delores Johnson of Gackle, ND, Jeanette Kaiser of Puyallup, WA, Diane Lutman of Jamestown, ND, Elizabeth Meyer of Bismarck, ND, and Jacquelyn Walters of Jamestown, ND.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
May 6, 2001

JAMESTOWN -- Violet Mayer, 74, Bismarck, formerly of Jamestown, died May 4, 2001, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Jeff Franko and Lisa Ahlness officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.

Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. today at Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown, and will continue at the church one hour before services.

Violet Ruff was born Nov. 11, 1926, on the family farm near Fredonia, the daughter of Reinhold R. and Katharine (Gall) Ruff. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and grew to womanhood in the vicinity. Violet and Melvin Mayer were married June 20, 1948, in Gackle. They made their home eight miles west of Gackle. In 1974 they moved to Jamestown and continued to reside there until 1998 when they moved to Bismarck. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Jamestown.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin; three daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Dennis Martin, Bismarck, Colette and John Thomack, Schenectady, N.Y., and Rachel and Steve Schmidt, Bismarck; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mable Mayer, Gackle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and one sister.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wilbert W. Mayer, 85, Jamestown, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Mr. Mayer was born Nov. 26, 1924, on the family farm northwest of Streeter, N.D., the son of Emil O. and Elizabeth (Moser) Mayer. He grew up and received his elementary education at the local rural school and worked on the family farm. He married Erma Fercho on June 17, 1948, north of Lehr, N.D. They made their home in the Streeter-Lehr area where he farmed. In 1963, they moved north of Medina, N.D., later moving south of Medina in 1965. In 1976, they moved to a farm in Eldridge, N.D., where they raised sheep and he also did scrap iron work. They moved to Jamestown in February 2010. He attended First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Evelyn (Dennis) Hofmann, Grace City, N.D., and Kathy (Wayne) Mittleider, Tappen, N.D.; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Mayer, Twin Valley, Minn.; two brothers, Eddie (Doris), Streeter, and Eugene (Ramona), Medina; two sisters, Loraine (Walter) Ruff, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Martha Ruff, Jamestown; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, David; his parents; a brother, Paul; and a sister, Clara.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Darrell Losing officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Monday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, September 28, 2004

William "Willie" John Mayer, 71, Bemidji, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at North Country Regional Hospital, Bemidji.

Mr. Mayer was born Jan. 18, 1933, in Gackle, N.D., the son of Burnhardt and Christina (Zenker) Mayer. He grew up and was educated in Gackle, graduating from Gackle High School in 1952. He attended Jamestown College with a focus in accounting. He was assistant manager of the Jud (N.D.) elevator for three years. He married Della Schlenker on April 26, 1959, in Jud. They moved to Fargo, N.D., where he worked for Bergstrom and Croweís Furniture Store for three years. He worked at Muscatell Chevrolet for 27 years as office manager. In 1985, they moved to Bemidji, where he was office manager for Bob Lowth Ford. He retired in 1993. He volunteered for the Beltrami Chapter of the American Red Cross for many years as a bookkeeper. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 1410, Fargo, serving as governor, as well as being on the ritual team for many years, and as a Fellowship and Pilgrim; and Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo, serving as board member and treasurer. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, dancing and watching the Minnesota Twins.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Kristie (Rick) Jacobson, Bemidji, Laurie (Glen Vetter) Mayer, Fertile, Minn., and Kathryn Mayer, Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Nelda Oberlander, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Annetta Podoll, Jamestown; and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elma; and three brothers, Elroy, Edwin and Erwin.

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Calvary Lutheran Church, Bemidji, with the Rev. Genelle Netland officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Cease Family Funeral Home, Bemidji.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Bemidji.

Memorials: Bob Allison Ataxia Foundation.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, August 3, 2009

Donald Wayne McCommon Sr., 78, Jamestown, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at his home.

Mr. McCommon Sr. was born Oct. 2, 1930, in Jamestown, the son of Guy C. and Martha (Schultz) McCommon. He grew up and attended school at Jamestown. He married Patricia Donegan on Jan. 17, 1951, at St. James Basilica, Jamestown. He worked for the Northern Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads from 1947 until he retired in December 1993. He was a member of St. James Basilica, Jamestown Knights of Columbus Council 1883, Jamestown Eagles and Elks, Hillcrest Menís Golf Association and of the Transportation Communications Union for 50 years, serving one year as president of the local union. He enjoyed fast pitch softball, golfing and upland bird hunting.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Cel (Myron) Schlafman, Jamestown, and Diane (Mike) Opdahl, Larimore, N.D.; two sons, Guy (Linda), Las Cruces, N.M., and Donald Jr. (Betty), Bismarck, N.D.; two sisters, Florence Betsch and Darlene (Mick) Hogan, both Jamestown; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, his parents, four brothers and six sisters.

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
October 7, 2002

Lenora McCormack, 84, Bellingham, Wash., died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham.

Lenora Louise Sommerfeld was born Feb. 23, 1918, at Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Gottfried and Mathilda (Scherbinski) Sommerfeld. She married Rueben Weispfenning on March 11, 1938. They lived for several years in Jamestown. He died Sept. 27, 1974. On March 8, 1984, she married Robert McCormack.

She is survived by a daughter, Verlyle Fischer, Salem, Ore.; a son, Mike (Kathy) Weispfenning; two stepdaughters, Patty (Joe) Beaulaurier, Ferndale, Wash., and Barbara McCormack, Grants Pass, Ore.; two stepsons, William (Stacy), Bellingham, and Richard (Ute), Hopkinsville, Ky.; a sister, Eldina Hehn, Jamestown; a half sister, Hulda (Fred) Schmierer, Jamestown; a granddaughter, six stepgrandchildren, and a stepgreat-grandchild.

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Church of the Assumption, Bellingham. Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home, Wash.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Noel Elwood McCoy, 67, Jamestown, North Dakota, died Sunday, May 10, 2009 at his home in Jamestown.

Noel was born December 25, 1941 in Jamestown, ND, the son of Rev. N.E. and Lillian (Melom) McCoy. He grew up in Jamestown and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1959. In 1961 Noel graduated from the North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton in Auto Mechanics. On June 17, 1962 Noel married Carol Grosz in Kulm, ND. He worked in various mechanic shops, Western Auto, JB Shortway Bus Service as a charter driver; Dakota Farmers Insurance; and Empire Supply, Inc., which later became GTC Auto Parts. In 1978 Noel purchased GTC Auto Parts, which later became CarQuest Auto. He later purchased CarQuest Auto Parts in Edgeley. Due to health reasons, Noel went on disability the summer of 2000.

Noel enjoyed attending his grandchildrenís activities and taking them to their various events. His hobbies included classic cars; model railroading; fishing trips, camping; and having coffee with his buddies.

Noel was a member of the Jaycees, Jamestown Elks and Lions, Jamestown Classic Car Club; ND Street Rod Assn.; Sky Warn; St. Paulís United Methodist Church and the St. Paulís Quartet.

Noel is survived by his wife, Carol; two children, Neal (Colleen) McCoy and Carmen (Allen, Jr.) Bender; four grandchildren, Nicholas & Erica McCoy and Caitlyn & Joshua Bender, all of Jamestown; one sister, Arva Dell Tahran; mother-in-law, Rosie Grosz, both of Jamestown; and nieces and nephews, Renee & Rich Sky, Jamestown, Randa & John Helmberger, St. Paul, MN; Romona & Paul Kolanek, Milford, MI and Bryce & Karen Tahran, Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law, Elmo Tahran; father-in-law, Martin Grosz; and one nephew, Brent Tahran.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 14, 2009 at St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne and Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating.
Visitation: 12:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown, ND.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown, North Dakota.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Jamestown Hospital Hospice or McCoy Ministries.


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ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Sophia McIntire will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Sherman Coltvet officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Rochester.

Mrs. McIntire, 86, of Elk Grove, Calif., formerly of Rochester, died Thursday (Jan. 20, 2000) at her home.

She was born Sophia Moos on Jan. 20, 1914, in Gackle, N.D. In 1952, she married George McIntire in Hardin, Mont. They moved to Rochester a short time later and lived here for 20 years. She worked in the restaurant at the Carleton Hotel. She also worked for Waters-Conley and, with her husband, owned and operated McIntire's Cue and Cushion. The couple moved to California in 1972.

Survivors include her husband, George McIntire of Elk Grove; a son, Kermitt Bitz of Rochester; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Betty (Mrs. Clyde) Sullivan of Billings, Mont., Luella (Mrs. Donald) Grant of Issaquah, Wash., Emilie Hout of Miles City, Mont., and Marilyn (Mrs. Clarence) Geise of Mesa, Ariz.; and a brother, Clarence Moos of Phoenix. She was preceded in death by a daughter, a son and two sisters.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Ranfranz Funeral Home in Rochester. Memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.

Date: 01/22/2000
Publication: Post Bulletin, Rochester MN


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Virginia F. McLain, 68, Jamestown, N.D., died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, in Cancer Institute of America, Tulsa, Okla.

Virginia Frances Fredrickson was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Havre, Mont. She grew up and attended school in Great Falls, Mont. On Feb. 3, 1955, she married Gerald McLain in Great Falls. They later moved to Jamestown, where she worked at Moline Cafť, Parkway Cafť, Mac's Restaurant and later Dakota Brands International. He died in 1990.

She is survived by three sons, Kenneth (Pam) McLain, Jamestown, Norman Nicholson, Gackle, N.D., Thomas (Mickey) McLain, Valley City, N.D.; three daughters, Bonnie (Dennis) Rowell, Valley City, Marianne (James) Murray, ...

Date: Thu - November 11, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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Magdalena R. Mehring, 77, Jamestown, N.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1997, in Central Dakota Nursing Home, Jamestown.

Magdalena Gumke was born Nov. 13, 1919, in Gackle, ND., where she grew up and attended school. She married Herman Mehring Feb. 9, 1945, in Jamestown. They farmed near Edmunds, N.D., before moving to Jamestown in 1959. They returned to Edmunds in 1970 and farmed there until retiring to Jamestown in 1973. He died in 1989, and she entered Central Dakota Nursing Home in 1994.

She is survived by a son, Alvin (Carol), Mandan, N.D.; three daughters, Alice (Willard) Hareland, Albuquerque, N.M., Marjorie (Darrell) Patzer, Jamestown, Linda (Paul) Szarkowski, Fried, N.D.; three brothers, Walter, Jamestown, ...

Date: Thu - January 30, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
October 12, 2001

Dale Meidinger, 49, Gackle, N.D., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Meritcare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Mr. Meidinger was born Dec. 7, 1951, in Bismarck, N.D., the son of Paul and Emma (Wolff) Meidinger. He attended school at Wishek, N.D., and graduated from Wishek High School in 1971. He attended Pipestone (Minn.) Technical College, Pipestone, Minn., where he learned meat cutting. He returned home to help on the family farm. He married Stella Schweigert on April 4, 1976, at Alfred, N.D. They lived on the family farm near Zeeland, N.D. They moved to Gackle in 1991 where he worked as a meat cutter for D&L Grocery Store. He was a member of the Lions Club and the American Paint and Quarter Horse Association, a leader of the Prairie Dog 4-H Club, and a volunteer for Gackle Ambulance.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Marsha and Kari, both Gackle; a host daughter, Marina Gebrim, Gackle; a brother, Walter (Loraine), Bismarck; and two sisters, Rachel (Ellon) Meidinger, Zeeland, and Ramona (Harvey) Fiechtner, Gackle.

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

Services: 7 p.m. today, Gackle Legion Hall, Gackle, with the Rev. Wayne Hrenyk officiating.
Family service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Andrews Lutheran Church near Zeeland, with the Rev. Wayne Hrenyk officiating.
Visitation: noon to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home, one hour before the service at Gackle Legion Hall, and one hour before the family service at the church.
Burial: St. Andrews Lutheran Cemetery, near Zeeland.


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Eddy Funeral Home
Jamestown, ND

(March 1, 1945 - July 10, 2002)

Donald D. Meidinger, 57, Jamestown, N.D. died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at his home in Jamestown, N.D.

Donald Dean Meidinger was born March 1, 1945, in Jamestown, N.D., the son of Leona Meidinger Dahl and Reinhold Meidinger. He grew up in Medina and attended school there. On November 22, 1963, Don married Shirley Wurtele at Streeter, N.D. They lived in Fargo from 1963 to 1966 where Don worked for Berkey and Crary and Overvold Motors. In 1966, they moved to Medina, N.D. where he worked for Medina Cheese Plant and Farmers Union until he began his trucking career with Leonard Wall Trucking Company. In 1972, they chose to make their home in Jamestown, N.D. Don trucked for several companies until he began operating Don Meidinger Enterprises in 1983. Don was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown and a volunteer bus driver for the church. He was a member of the Jamestown Eagles Club. Don enjoyed his motorcycle and taking short trips with his wife, Shirley. He looked forward to coffee time with his buddies every morning and Don would be seen driving through the car lots on an almost weekly basis. He cherished the daily time spent with children Lisa, Mark, Stewart, and his grandchildren, Lindsay, Matthew and Morgan. His greatest joy was his relationship with the Lord. After his conversion in 1995, he lived a quiet life of service to the God he loved.

Don is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Jamestown, N.D.; a daughter Lisa (Stewart) Baumgartner, a son Mark Meidinger, both of Jamestown, N.D.; his grandchildren, Lindsay, Matthew, and Morgan, of Jamestown, N.D.; a brother, James (Barbara) Meidinger; of Lodi, CA; and three nieces, Jamie, Nancy, and Shelly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Myron, and niece Julie.

Memorial Service: 1:00 P.M. - Saturday, July 13, 2002 at First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown, N.D., with Rev. Darrell Losing officiating.
Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. - Friday, July 12, 2002 at First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown, N.D.
No Visitation scheduled In Lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to First Assembly of God Church.



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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
December 1, 1966

Lifelong Gackle Resident Dies

John Meidinger, 75, longtime resident of the Gackle community died late Friday afternoon, November 25, 1966, at the Wishek Community Hospital in Wishek, N.D., where he had been hospitalized for about two weeks.

He was born November 23, 1891 in South Russia, the son of Peter Meidinger and Christina Gramm Meidinger. At the age of eleven years, he came with his parents to the United States in the year 1903 where the family homesteaded on a farm six miles south of Streeter in Logan County, where he grew to manhood.

He and Katherine Just were married January 21, 1913 at a rural church north of Zeeland, N.D. They began farming six miles south of Streeter, later moving to various farms in Streeter and Gackle area. In the year 1936, they moved into Gackle where he was engaged in the harness and shoe repair business, which he continued until 1954. Following their retirement they continued to live in Gackle.

After his wife died in December 1964, he resided at the Hi-Acres Manor in Jamestown for a short time, later entering the Wishek Retirement Home at Wishek, in May 1965.

Surviving are three daughters Lydia (Mrs. Walter Maas), Emma (Mrs. Francis Letcher), both of Jamestown, N.D., Bertha (Mrs. Arnold Letcher), Wishek, N.D., two sons, Theodore Meidinger, Jamestown, N.D., Peter Meidinger, Los Angeles, Calif., Twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-nine great grandchildren, one brother, Jacob Meidinger, Streeter, N.D., two sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Wm. Stolz), Jamestown, N.D., Lydia (Mrs. Lydia Kolb), Galt, Calif.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, twelve sisters and brothers.

The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 1966 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle with Rev. John F. Mertz, pastor, officiating. The pallbearers were Duane Maas, Ray Maas, Wayne Tees, Delmer Wegner, Kenneth Klundt, and Earl Letcher. Burial was in the Gackle Cemetery. Haut Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Out of state relatives attending were; Mr. Robert Letcher, Aurora, Colo.; Mr. Bruce Letcher, Aurora, Colo.; Mr. Duane Maas, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Christ Brandner, Eureka, S.D.; Mrs. Alvin Boschee, Eureka, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Woelhoff, Eureka, S.D.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
December 9, 1964

Mrs. John Meidinger, Gackle Pioneer, Dies

Mrs. John Meidinger, 73, longtime resident of Gackle community, died unexpectedly Friday at Trinity Hospital, Jamestown, where she had been a patient for two days. Death was attributed to a heart condition.

Funeral services were Tuesday in the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle with Rev. John F. Mertz, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Gackle cemetery.

Mrs. Meidinger, the former Katherina Just was born Feb. 26, 1891, near Zeeland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Just. She attended the local school and resided on the family farm southwest of Wishek until Jan. 21, 1913, when she was married to John Meidinger in a rural church north of Zeeland.

They began farming six miles south of Gackle, later moving to various farms in the Streeter-Gackle community until 1936 when they moved into Gackle where her husband was engaged in the harness and shoe repair business. Following their retirement in 1954 they continued to live in Gackle.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Walter Maas, Theodore Meidinger, Mrs. Frances Letcher, Jamestown; Mrs. Arnold Letcher, Wishek; Peter Meidinger, Los Angeles, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Ketterling, LaMoure; two brothers, Fred and August Just, Wishek.

Also nine half-sisters, Mrs. Rueben Brandner, Lehr; Mrs. Alvin Boschee, Mrs. Christ Brandner, Mrs. Aesop Hagle, Eureka, S.D.; Mrs. George Bolan, International Falls, Minn., Mrs. Gust Boschee, Mrs. Philip Gall, Racine, Wis., Mrs. Albert Thurn, Wishek, Mrs. Julius Hagle, Sacramento, Calif.; three half-brothers, Henry Just, Bismarck, Edwin Just, Igloo, S.D., Theobald Just, Racine, Wis., and one step-brother, Jacob Reich, Hamilton, Mont. Also 22 great-grandchildren. (Haut Funeral Home).


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, November 14, 2008

Leona Meidinger, 84, Wishek, N.D., died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Leona Lyla Koepplin, was born March 10, 1924, near Lehr, N.D., the daughter of William and Magdalena (Scherbenske) Koepplin. She grew up and attended school near Lehr. She married Leo Ketterling on June 27, 1942, in Aberdeen, S.D. They lived in the Lehr area. She was a cook at Lehr school and had many other jobs. He died in 1969. She earned her Licensed Practical Nurse degree and worked for Wishek Community Hospital and Wishek Retirement Home. She married Paul Meidinger on April 5, 1974, in Wishek. They moved to California in 1977 and returned to Wishek in 1979. He died May 6, 1995. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek.

She is survived by two sons, Lyle (Joyce) Ketterling, Rapid City, S.D., and Lynn (Debra) Ketterling, Bismarck, N.D.; two daughters, Linda (Robert) Woehl, Wishek, and Lynette (Thom) Warren, Salem, Ore.; two stepdaughters, Maxine Meidinger, Tucson, Ariz., and Myra (Doug) Steward, Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek.
Visitation: 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: Lehr City Cemetery, Lehr.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Published Monday, July 16, 2007

Marie Meidinger, 91, Gackle, N.D., died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Golden Acre Manor, Carrington, N.D.

Marie A. Dorr was born Aug. 7, 1915, at the family farm home southwest of Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Christina (Kranzler) Dorr. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and grew up in the area. She married Theodore ĎTedí Meidinger on June 26, 1937, at Billings, Mont. They lived east of Gackle where they farmed until 1941 when they moved to Hardin, Mont. In 1956 they moved to Worland, Wyo., and later to Manderson, Wyo., where they worked in the beet fields. In 1958 they moved to Jamestown where they lived for three years and in 1961 they moved to Marion, N.D., where they did custodian work at the school. In 1964 they returned to Jamestown where she did housekeeping work at various places. In 1982 they moved to Gackle where they lived until 1993 when they returned to Jamestown. He died Dec. 21, 1996. She entered Gackle Care Center in 2003 and moved to Golden Acre Manor, Carrington, in 2007. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, serving as deaconess and a Sunday school teacher, and was a member of the Gleaners and Salvation Army, Jamestown.

She is survived by a son, Donnie (Judy), Bismarck, N.D.; two daughters, Darlene (Ervin) Zimmer, Carrington, and Marlys Klundt, Gackle; a brother, Ray, Worland; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Tim Blackman officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, May 29, 2006

Norman A. Meidinger, 79, Ashley, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Ashley Medical Center, Ashley.

Mr. Meidinger was born June 29, 1926, at Fredonia, N.D., the son of Emil and Hulda (Fey) Meidinger. He attended country school in Rosenthal District, McIntosh County, North Dakota, and worked on the family farm. He married Caroline Bollinger on Sept. 29, 1946, in Rosenfeldt Baptist Church, rural Lehr, N.D. They lived on a farm 13 miles northeast of Ashley where they raised grain and livestock. In the fall of 1965, they moved to a farm 17 miles northeast of Ashley where they continued farming. In the fall of 1991, they semi-retired and moved into Ashley. He was a former member of Lehr Baptist Church. He was a McIntosh County commissioner from 1979 to 1982 and McIntosh County assessor for 14 years. He enjoyed visiting and listening to old-time music.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Norley (Karen), Strasburg, Colo., Darrell, Ashley, Ronald (Wanda), Fredonia, and Randy (Vickie), Marion, N.D.; three daughters, Jennifer (Mark) Shaul, Moorhead, Minn., Susan (Mike) Larson, Fargo, N.D.; and Sherry Meidinger, Redondo Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Lloyd, Lodi, Calif., and Vernon, Ashley, a sister, Arlene (Darwin) Rudolph, Gackle, N.D.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Joyce Broeckel; and three brothers, Kenny, Virgil and Jack.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Ashley Baptist Church, Ashley, with the Rev. Darwin Stahl officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Carlsen Funeral Home, Ashley.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Ashley City Cemetery, Ashley.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Roland E. Meidinger, 93, Jamestown, North Dakota, died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at Central Dakota Village in Jamestown.

Mr. Meidinger was born April 15, 1913, at Fredonia, North Dakota, the son of John J and Ameila (Dobler) Meidinger. He attended grade school at Fredonia, ND; high school at Ellendale, ND; attended North Dakota State University; received the B.S. in Economics and Business Administration from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA and an honorary degree from Jamestown College in 1976. His occupations included country school teacher, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, First State Bank of Gackle, Buick-Rambler dealer, and R.E. Meidinger Company (real estate and insurance). He was Republican National Committeeman for North Dakota; served 12 years in the North Dakota Senate; and was President Pro Tem; was President of the Greater North Dakota Association; served as president of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education; was a Jamestown College Trustee for 24 years and is a lifetime Honorary Trustee; and he served on many community and state committees. He was selected "Man of the Year" by the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce in 1968. Roland was president of Stutsman County State Bank. He also established the Roland E. Meidinger Center for Excellence in Business and two scholarships at Jamestown College. He was a member of the Rotary, Elks, Mason, Shriners and the Royal Order of Jesters and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Jamestown.

Roland is survived by his wife, Shirley Rolfs Meidinger of Jamestown; one sister, Evangeline Hensen, St. Paul, MN; a son-in-law, Grant Van Horne, Auburn, IN; three grandchildren, ClaraMary (Denny) Winebrenner, Auburn, IN, John (Pam) Van Horne, South Beloit, IL and Charles Van Horne, Auburn, IN and five great-granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Lehr, daughter, Andrea Van Horne and one sister, Marcella Burrit.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church, Jamestown with Rev. Dick Boyd officiating.
Visitation: 3:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown, North Dakota In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the donor's choice of charity.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, March 5, 2010

Rose Meidinger, 91, Jamestown, North Dakota, died Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home in Jamestown.

Rose Hofmann was born April 14, 1918 in Iosco Township, near Medina, North Dakota, the daughter of Peter and Lydia (Stohr) Hofmann, Sr. She attended a country school north of Medina. On May 12, 1938 Rose married Adolph Meidinger in Medina. They lived in the Medina area until 1970, when they moved to Jamestown. She worked at the North Dakota State Hospital and various other jobs until beginning her employment at Lucas Western Gear in 1972. She worked there as a laborer for 22 years, retiring in 1994.

Rose is survived by two daughters, Janet (Allan) Rogneby, Bismarck, ND and Sharon (Kermith) Schlecht, Streeter, ND; one son, Keith Meidinger, Sr.; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred (Laverna) Hofmann, Medina; one sister, Leah (Vernon) Hins, Jamestown; one sister-in-law, Janice Hofmann, Medina; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; an infant son, Donald; five brothers, Jacob, Peter, Jr., Rudolph, Benjamin and Reno; and three sisters, Sophie, Martha and Bertha.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne and Pastor Vergil Moos officiating.
Visitation: 1:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, March 5, 2010 at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Prayer Service: 7:00 PM, Friday, March 5, 2010 at Eddy Funeral Chapel.
Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina, North Dakota


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, August 4, 2007

Ross Patrick Meidinger, 17, Marion, N.D., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, near Marion, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Ross was born Feb. 28, 1990, in Valley City, N.D., the son of Randy and Vickie (Smedshammer) Meidinger. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, Litchville, N.D. He attended school at Litchville-Marion. He worked for the LaMoure County Highway Department in the summer of 2007. He was a member of LaMoure State Babe Ruth Team Champion in 2005 and 2006 and received honorable mention to the high school Class B Baseball All Region I Team in 2007. He also participated in the state track meet in 2005. He played on the basketball, football and baseball teams. He also played American Legion baseball in the summer. He was an honor student, a class officer, a member of the student council, the Science Olympiad and the band. He was a member of Farmers Union, Lutheran Youth Organization and the Litchville-Marion Youth Fellowship. He enjoyed playing his Play Station 2, drawing, collecting baseball cards, golfing, fishing and playing cards.

He is survived by his parents, Marion; two sisters, Katherine (Michael) Kalcevic, Baltimore, Md., and Randa Meidinger, Marion; and his grandparents, Curtis and Phyllis Smedshammer, LaMoure, N.D., and Caroline Meidinger, Ashley, N.D.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Norman Meidinger, and his great-grandparents, Albert and Edna Pollert, Martin and Esther Smedshammer, Emil and Hulda Meidinger and Fred and Margaret Bollinger.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Marion Public School, Marion, with the Rev. Lucinda Nygard-Lien officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church, Litchville.
Visitation: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church


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Theodore Meidinger, 82, Jamestown, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996, in Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Mr. Meidinger was born Sept. 14, 1914, near Streeter, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He worked on family farms near Streeter, Gackle, N.D., and Sydney, N.D., and moved into Gackle in 1936. On June 26, 1937, he married Marie A. Dorr in Billings, Mont. They farmed near Gackle. In 1941 they moved to Hardin, Mont., where he worked for John Deere Implement. In 1956 they moved to Worland, Wyo., then to Manderson, Wyo., where they worked in beet fields. In 1958 they moved to Jamestown, and three years later they moved to Marion, N.D., where they did custodial work for the school. They returned to Jamestown in 1964, where he worked for John Deere and Farmer's Union until his ...

Date: Sun - December 22, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: f5


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, May 25, 2006

William J. "Bill" Meisch, 80, Hardin, Mont., died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, at the Billings St. Vincent Hospital, Billings, Mont.

Mr. Meisch was born Dec. 14, 1925, in Streeter, N.D., the son of William and Esther (Weisser) Meisch. He married Annetta Kubler. She died Sept. 23, 1966. He later married Lorraine (Kuck) Kirschenmann, June 27, 1975, in Hardin. He worked at Holly Sugar Factory and the Colstrip mines, as the North Valley ditch rider, assisting in the construction of Interstate 90 between Hardin and Billings. He owned and operated Billís Taxidermy. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, coffee, recycling and playing pinochle.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jeffery and Stanley (Helen); three stepsons, Gordon Kirschenmann, Robert (Sherry) Kirschenmann and Ronald Kirschenmann; two stepdaughters, Jeanine (Richard) Reiss and Marilyn (Bob) Jones; a sister, Deloris Pelz, North Dakota; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial service: held May 22.


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The funeral for Adina H. Menge, 80, Enderlin, N.D., will be at 10 Saturday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Enderlin. Visitation will be from 11 to 9 today in Armstrong Funeral Home, Enderlin. She died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 1995.

Adina H. Zillmer was born Nov. 11, 1914, in Gackle, N.D., where she attended school. She married Fred J. Menge March 1, 1933, in Britton, S.D. They farmed near Enderlin. They retired in 1958, and moved into Enderlin. He died in 1979. She is survived by two sons, Kenneth, Moorhead, Roland (Denice), Enderlin; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. ...

Date: Fri - September 1, 1995
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c6


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Lodi News-Sentinel, CA
Thursday, May 14, 2009

(1921 - 2009)

Alma Merkel, of Lodi, died May 11, at the age of 87 at a local convalescent hospital following a short illness. She was born May 17, 1921, in Lehr, North Dakota to Samuel and Caroline Becker.

In 1937, she and her family moved to Lodi. After graduating from Lodi High School she attended the Humphry's Business School in Stockton for one year. In June of 1948, she married Herbert Merkel and they made their home in Lodi. Alma was employed by The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and worked in the local office and later in the Stockton office, retiring after 40 years of service.

She is survived by her sister, Rose Bohnet; brother, Albert Becker; and nephews, Gary Bohnet and wife Rayna of Lodi and Ross Merkel of Oakland.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Herbert Merkel; sister, Esther Schill; brother-in-law, LeRoy Schill; sister-in-law, Regina Becker; and brother-in-law, Arno Bohnet.

Friends are invited for visitation on Thursday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and to attend funeral services on Friday at 1 p.m., all at Lodi Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at the Lodi Memorial Cemetery on East Pine Street immediately following the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.

A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories can be shared. Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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Raymond Merkel, 74, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, March 8, 1999, in MedCenter One, Bismarck, N.D.

Mr. Merkel was born May 6, 1924, near Ashley, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. In July 1949, he married Ann Feichert near Long Lake, S.D. He farmed near Ashley until the late 1960s, then worked at various businesses. In 1988, he retired and lived in the Gackle Care Center.

He is survived by five sons, Leslie (Robin), Wheatridge, Colo., Jamie (Laurie), Dickinson, N.D., Doug (Faith), Olyphant, Pa., Jeff (Shelly), Groton, S.D., Glen (Sandy), Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Carla (Todd) Gohl, Larimore, N.D.; three brothers, Delbert (Joyce), Billings, Mont., Paul (Joanne), Forbes ...

Date: Fri - March 12, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, February 14, 2009

Gerald [Ronald] Mertz, 64, Napoleon, N.D., died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Mertz was born Dec. 31, 1944, in rural Dawson, N.D., the son of Gustave and Ottilia (Wolf) Mertz. He grew up and attended school in Napoleon and graduated from Napoleon High School in 1963. He lived with William and Ruth Wolf during his childhood. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1963 and served until 1966. He married Jean Schock on Oct. 11, 1968, at Napoleon. They farmed in the Napoleon and Wishek area until the late 1990s. He moved to Napoleon and worked for the city of Napoleon until 2006. He enjoyed reading and fishing.

He is survived by three daughters, Tracy (Bob) Ottesen and Kelly Mertz, both of Fargo, N.D., and Melissa (Chris Jury) Mertz, Everett, Wash.; two sisters, Linda (Charles) Helmstetter, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mavis (Roger) Pommerer, Bismarck, N.D.; and a step-brother, Curtis Mertz, Bismarck.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. today, Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon.
Visitation: none planned.
Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, N.D., at a later date.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, September 9, 2004

Gustave Mertz, 84, Bismarck, N.D., died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at SCCI Hospital, Mandan, N.D.

Mr. Mertz was born Jan. 8, 1920, in rural Tappen, N.D., the son of John and Christina (Reuer) Mertz. He grew up and was educated in Napoleon, N.D. He married Otelia Wolf on July 2, 1944. She died June 7, 1951. He married Neola Mae Zuehlsdorf on Feb. 25, 1960. She died March 12, 1996. He worked for Velva (N.D.) Grain Co. for more than 25 years. He retired in 1987 and moved to Minot, N.D. In 1994, he moved to Bismarck.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda (Charles) Helmstetler, Vicenza, Italy, and Mavis (Roger) Pommerer, New England, N.D.; two sons, Gary, Napoleon, and Curtis, Bismarck; two sisters, Martha Schumacher, Streeter, N.D., and Tillie (Art) Dewald, Jamestown; a brother-in-law, Mike Schumacher, Bismarck; two special friends, Bill Panko and Mel Kundert; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives; three sisters, Melida Rau, Lydia Rau and Mathilda Schumacher; and four brothers, Reinhold, John, Rudolph and Jake.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Wes Aardahl officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Perry Funeral Home, Mandan, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 14, 1980

The funeral for Leah Mertz , 62, Tappen, will be held at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Napoleon.  She died Tuesday at a Bismarck Hospital.

Born April 13, 1917 in Kidder County, Leah Schumacher grew up on a farm in rural Streeter.  On Oct. 28, 1937 she married Jacob Mertz at Streeter.  They lived on a farm 16 miles south of Tappen and in 1970 moved into Tappen where she was employed as a cook for several years in Tappen Public School.

Survivors include he husband, six children, Marvin Mertz, Napoleon; Archie Mertz, Jacob Mertz, Terry Mertz and Mrs. Fred (Inez) Mertz Ziemann, all of Bismarck; Mrs. Raymond (Irene) Rauscher, Elgin, N.D.; 13 grandchildren; five sisters, Mary Schmidt, Mrs. Arnie (Lydia) Gaasland, both of Bismarck; Mrs. Art (Emma) Werre, Napoleon; Mrs. Emil (Magdalena) Reuer, Dawson; Mrs. Edwin (Rose) Rau, Fargo; four brothers, Christ and Adam Schumacher, both of Streeter; Benjamin Schumacher, Park City, Montana; and Rev. Marvin Schumacher, Ashley.


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The Grand Forks Herald, ND
 July 30, 1989

Rev. Henry A. Meske - Pastor of a Lutheran Parish in Gackle


The Rev. Henry A. Meske, 82, Minot, formerly of Carrington, died Friday, July 28, 1989, in Minot Hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Christ Lutheran Church, Minot. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Lakota (N.D.) Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, and before services in the church.

Henry A. Meske was born April 16, 1916, in Greenville Township, Oliver County, the son of August and Jacobina Schultz, near Hazen, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He attended Concordia College, St. Paul; Concordia Seminary Springfield, III,; and Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. He served North Dakota parishes in Gackle, Carrington, Valley City, Oriska, and Sanborn. He was formerly married to Clara Schultz, and in 1977, he married Edna Swanke Haverluck.

Survivors are his wife, Edna; sons, Mark, Sacramento, Calif., Marvin, Visalia, Calif.; daughters, Phyllis Lang, Vancouver, Wash., Ardith Smith, Spokane, Wash., Marlene Miller, Lake Charles, La.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Albert, Bismarck.


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Adam Metzger, 93, Jamestown, N.D., died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1996, in Hi Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Mr. Metzger was born May 30, 1903, in Gackle, N.D., and grew up and attended school near there. He married Sophie Bitz Oct. 20, 1926, in Streeter, N.D., and they lived in the Gackle and Medina, N.D., area, where they farmed until 1933. They moved to Jamestown and he worked as a switchman for the Northern Pacific Railroad. He moved into High Acres Manor in 1984. She died in 1991.

He is survived by a son, Elroy (Clare), East Grand Forks, Minn.; two daughters, Loverna (Fred) Hofmann, Medina, and Darlene (Elroy) Enzminger, Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Theodore, Billings, Mont.; a sister, Rachel Schock, ...

Date: Fri - December 6, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Elroy "Roy" Metzger, 78, East Grand Forks, Minn., died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at his home.

Mr. Metzger was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Gackle, N.D., the son of Adam and Sophie (Bitz) Metzger. He grew up in Jamestown and graduated from Jamestown High School. He enlisted in the National Guard of North Dakota, Battery C, 188th Field Artillery Battalion, Camp Rucker, Alabama. He served from 1948 to 1952. He married Clare Blondeau on June 1, 1951. They moved to Grand Forks, N.D., where he worked as a salesman for Nash Finch and Grand Forks Grocery. He worked for Lystads for 10 years. He worked for Dacotah Paper Company as a sales rep from 1961 until he retired in 1990. He enjoyed sports and was a Chicago White Sox, Fighting Sioux and Vikings fan.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Michelle Rude, Minneapolis, Minn., Jacqueline Greenwood, Grand Forks, N.D., Carol (Wynn) Grothem, Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Ginny (Keith) Millette, Fisher, Minn.; two sons, Gary (Sherry) and Rick (Marcia), both East Grand Forks; two sisters Loverna (Fred) Hofmann, Medina, N.D., and Darlene (Elroy) Enzminger, Bismarck, N.D.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Memorial services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Stennes Funeral Home, East Grand Forks.
Visitation: one hour before the service, Stennes Funeral Chapel.
Burial: Resurrection Cemetery, East Grand Forks.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, July 14, 2003

Rachel Metzger, 89, Jamestown, died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Rachel Christina Hillius was born Nov. 21, 1913, on the family farm south of Medina, N.D., the daughter of Theodore and Christina (Hofmann) Hillius. She grew up and attended school in the Medina area. She married Herbert Metzger on Nov. 1, 1936, in Medina. They lived on a farm near Gackle, N.D., for about two years, then moved to a farm near Medina. In 1944, they moved to Jamestown where she worked at the Palace Cafe and Central Dakota and Bethel 4 Acres nursing homes in Jamestown. He died March 7, 1976. She was a resident of Hi-Acres Manor since March 10, 1998. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Home League and Jamestown Evangelical Church, where she also taught Sunday school. She did many crafts and crochet. She enjoyed flowers and her large garden.

She is survived by five sons, Wilbert (Laura) and Roger (Jean), both Seattle, Wash., Dennis (Kathy), Molalla, Ore., Donald (Donna), Littleton, Colo., and Darrell (Judy), Jamestown; a daughter, Darlene (Lyle "Butch") Whitney, Ypsilanti, N.D.; a sister, Erna (Joe) Gross, Cedar Rapids, Mich.; three sisters-in-law, Helen Hillius and Rachel Schock, both Jamestown, and Emma Hillius, Medina; a brother-in-law, Ted Metzger, Billings, Mont.; 15 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter and two brothers, Raimond and Theodore.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jamestown Evangelical Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. David Fisher officiating.
Prayer service: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hi-Acres Memorial Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
January 23, 1963

MRS. C. MEYER, 74, LONGTIME GACKLE RESIDENT, DIES

Mrs. Christina Meyer, 74, of Medina, longtime resident of the Gackle community, died Jan. 16.

Funeral services were held Monday at the First Congregational Church in Gackle with Rev. Emanuel Gackle officiating. Burial was in the Gackle cemetery.

Mrs. Meyer, the former Christina Lang, was born Jan. 2, 1889, at Kassel, So. Russia the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Lang. She came to the United States in 1903 with her parents who homesteaded nine miles northeast of Gackle. Her marriage to Philip Meyer took place July 11, 1911, in Jamestown and they farmed northeast of Gackle until 1916 when they purchased their own farm nine miles northwest of Gackle. They farmed at this location until 1947 when they moved to Jamestown, residing there until 1959 when they returned to Gackle.

Following the death of her husband in 1956, Mrs. Meyer continued to live in Gackle until 1960 when she made her home with members of her family.

Mrs. Meyer is survived by one son, Edwin Meyer, Onida, S.D.; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Deutscher (Leah), Pievna, Mont.; seven grandchildren; nine sisters and brothers, Mrs. Emanuel Obenauer and Mrs. August Reich, Medina; Mrs. John Harr, Aberdeen; Mrs Otto Haack, Jamestown; Mrs. John Hammerstrom, Minneapolis; Mrs. Emil Schweigert, Fred S. and Rudolph Lang, Gackle and Gust Lang, Alfred.

The pallbearers were Christ Brosz, Herbert Kinzler, Rudolph Krieger, John K. Klundt, Emil Krieger, and Wm. Schlenker. Burial was in the Gackle cemetery with Haut Funeral Home in charge of arrangements


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The Gackle Tri-County News, ND
January 28, 1964

Edwin Meyer, 52, resident of Onida, South Dakota and former resident of Medina, died late Monday afternon, January 6, 1964, as a result of a truck and car crash near Agar, South Dakota.  His truck was traveling north and collided with a car going west at an intersection of two county highways near Agar, South Dakota and two miles west of U.S. Highway 83.  The truck went out of control, rolled over and caught fire.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 11, 1964, in the First Congregational church in Gackle with Rev. Emanuel, Pastor, officiating.   Pallbearers were Christ Brosz, Herbert Kinzler, Rudolph Krieger, John K. Klundt, Emil Krieger and William Schlenker.  Burial was in the Gackle cemetery.  Haut Funeral Home in Charge.

Edwin Meyer was born September 29, 1911, at the family farm home four miles north of Alfred in Stutsman county, a son of Philip and Christina Lang Meyer.  He attended the local school and grew to manhood on his parents farm.  He farmed in the community until 1942 when he moved into Medina where he worked in the local garage and with road contractors operating road machinery.  He worked for a short time in Mandan and moved to Onida where he has lived since.

He is survived by two daughters and two sons, VerDella (Mrs. Albert Brucker), Delores (Mrs. Charles Johnson) both of Rapid City, South Dakota; Duane Meyer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Clarence Meyer (SP4) serving in the army at Fort Lewis. Washington; four grandchildren, one sister Leah (Mrs. Raymond Deutscher) of Plevna, Montana.  He was preceded in death by his brother Emil in 1937, his father in 1956 and his mother in 1963.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
December 18, 2003

Mrs. Olga Meyer, 94, Gackle, died Fri., Dec. 12, 2003 at Jamestown.

Olga Gumke was born December 11, 1909 at Gackle, the daughter of John M. and Caroline (Knodel) Gumke. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity where she helped on the family farm. She and George Meyer were married March 24, 1928 at Jud.
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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
December 14, 2003

GACKLE -- Olga Meyer, 94, Gackle, died Dec. 12, 2003, in Jamestown. Services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle. Burial will be in St. James Lutheran Cemetery, south of Gackle.

She is survived by two sons, Harry, Gackle, and Herbert, Jamestown; two daughters, Evelyn Ammon, Lakeville, Minn., and DeLores Holman, St. Louis Park, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Karl Gumke, Gackle. (Haut Funeral Home, Gackle)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
November 4, 2002

Dale Michel, 47, Jamestown, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at his home after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Michel was born June 18, 1955, in Jamestown, the son of Gerald Sr. and Lois (Smith) Michel. He worked on the family farm and attended country school. He later attended Jamestown High School. He became an ASE certified mechanic. He married Janet Burkle on June 19, 1982, in Jamestown. He worked at Tahran Manufacturing, Jamestown, until June 1982, and Ken's Auto Wrecking until September 1986. In 1986 he began working at Jamestown Tire, working there until 1988, when he started working at Lloyd's Motors. He worked on and off from August 1993 to 1999, when he had to retire due to cancer. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and reading.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mandy Michel and Katrina Michel, at home, and Angie Michel, Bismarck, N.D.; a son, Travis, Jamestown; his father, Jamestown; four brothers, Jerry Jr. (Darlene), Kenneth (Sharon), Bernard (Donna) and Dennis (Linda), all Jamestown; a sister, Cheryl (Duane) Haskin, Jamestown; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother in 1993.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Doug Opp officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
January 30, 2004

(April 29, 1911 - January 28, 2004)

Douglas Mickelson, 92, Jamestown, North Dakota died at his home Wednesday, January 28, 2004.

Doug was born April 29, 1911 in Jud, North Dakota the son of Morris and Hilda (Lee) Mickelson. He grew and attended school in Jud. He stayed in the Jud area where he did mechanical work and farming. He also started Doug's Orchestra and played at many dances in the area. Doug married Bertha Draeger on June 1, 1934. They lived in Richardton, ND and briefly in Idaho where he continued mechanical repair work. In 1937 they moved to the junction of highways 281 and 46 where they owned and operated a repair shop and service station. In 1946 they moved to Jamestown and Douglas opened an Oldsmobile and Cadillac Dealership which he operated for about 17 years. He continued farming in the Montpelier area while living in Jamestown until he retired. During his retirement he continued to enjoy shop, mechanical hobbies, going to auctions and socializing with friends.

Doug is survived by his two sons, Rodney of Jamestown and Roger (Bev) of West Burlington, IA; a daughter, Gloria Mickelson-Maetzold, Jamestown; four sisters, Delores (Ivan) Carlson, Jamestown, Hazel (Al) Cavasher, Hemet, CA, Bernice (Glen) Spotts, West Plains, MO and Gladys Headland of Bismarck, ND; eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and three brothers; Jim, Johnny and Arnold. Funeral

Service: 11:00 AM, Monday, February 2, 2004 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown with Rev. Terry Anderson officiating.
Visitation: 1:00 to 9:00 PM, Sunday, February 1, 2004 at Eddy Funeral Home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, North Dakota.


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The Fargo Forum, ND
March 20, 2009

Gladys Mickelson, 81, of Fargo, ND, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.

Gladys Natalie Gums was born September 30, 1927, in Medina, North Dakota to John and Rose (Deile) Gums. She grew up on her parentís farm south of Medina. She was baptized December 4, 1927. Gladys graduated from high school in 1945.

Gladys attended Valley City State Teachers College and taught school in the rural area for one year. She then attended Dakota Business College in Jamestown, North Dakota. She worked at the Farmers Union Insurance office for 12 years.

Gladys married A.G. Mike Mickelson August 10, 1963, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Jamestown, North Dakota.

She worked at Pioneer Mutual Life Insurance Company at Fargo, North Dakota for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister and six brothers.

Gladys is survived by her husband, A. G. Mickelson, Fargo, ND; three step-daughters, Vicki Lynn (Ron) Beaton, Cotton Lake, MN; Patricia Gail (Bob) Rheault, Fargo, ND; Kathy Ann Mickelson, Fargo, ND; two step-sons, Hugh Stan Mickelson, Dallas, TX; and Kim Alan (Linda) Mickelson, Minneapolis, MN.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 11:00 AM, at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.
Visitation: Monday, March 23, 2009, from 5-7 PM, at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.
Prayer Service: Monday, March 23, 2009 at 7:00 PM, at HansonRunsvold.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, ND.


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Johnnie Oscar Mickelson, 79, Edgeley, N.D., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Jamestown (N.D.) Hospital. Mr. Mickelson was born Dec. 26, 1919, near Jud, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. In the 1930s he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps in northeastern Minnesota. He later returned to Jud and farmed with his father. On Aug. 23, 1940, he married Anna Pfaff in Edgeley. They farmed near Jud until 1963, when he began working as a salesman for Hird and Sons, Edgeley. He retired in 1978. He also operated a shoe repair service in his home. He is survived by his wife; a brother, Doug, Jamestown, N.D.; four sisters, Gladys Headland, Jamestown, Hazel (Al) Cavasher, Hemet, Calif., Bernice (Glen) ...

Date: Sun - November 21, 1999
Author: Obituary
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Marie Middlestead, 97, Jamestown, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Marie Magdalena Presler was born Nov. 4, 1912, on the farm near Gackle, N.D., the daughter of John and Othilda (Domdie) Presler. She attended a farm school south of Gackle through grade school and worked on the family farm. She married Benjamin Middlestead on Nov. 9, 1929, in Aberdeen, S.D. They farmed in the Kulm, Jud, and LaMoure, all N.D., areas until 1962. She worked for Cooks Bakery, LaMoure. They traveled to Washington and Oregon, and then moved to Jamestown in 1963. He died in 1963. She worked at Baker Boy Bakery, Jamestown, and cared for the bakery ownerís son until 1974. She later moved to the Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, N.D., Rock of Ages, Jamestown, and then to Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center.

She is survived by a son, Elmer, New Salem, N.D.; two daughters, Olga Escobedo, Lynnhaven, Fla., and ElDora (Elmer) Klose, Jamestown; six sisters, Alice Gumke, Washington, Rose Schweitzer, Jamestown, Alvina Heidinger, Edgeley, N.D., Cora Moos, Gackle, Delores Moser, Fargo, N.D. and Gertrude Kassman, Nyssa, Ore.; three brothers, Richard (Alvina) Presler, Oakes, N.D., LeRoy (Magdelina) Presler and Walter (Adeline) Presler, both Gackle; a sister-in-law, Ileene (Nels) Albin, Jamestown; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Larry; her parents; a son-in-law, Greg Escobedo; two brothers; six sisters; seven brothers-in-law; a granddaughter, Connie Martenson; a grandson, LaVern Middlestead; and a great-grandson, Randy Klose, Jr..

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Suzanne Orlopp officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The  Jamestown Sun, ND 
Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Harry Miedema, 89, Jamestown, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at Rock of Ages, Jamestown.

Mr. Miedema was born Aug. 13, 1915, at rural Ypsilanti, N.D., the son of Ernest and Allie (VandenBerg) Miedema. He attended rural Barnes County schools. He worked on the family farm, and during the fall he traveled to Iowa to custom harvest. He married Margaret Elliott on Oct. 4, 1939, in Valley City, N.D. They lived on a farm near Ypsilanti for 44 years. They moved to Litchville, N.D., in July 1983. She died Sept. 25, 1986. He continued to farm until 1997. He moved to Rock of Ages in 2001. He enjoyed woodworking, farming, playing cards and bingo, going out to lunch and driving trips in the country.

He is survived by three daughters, Shirley (Bruce) DuVall, St. Joseph, Mo., Carol (Raymond) Erbele, Streeter, N.D., and Charlotte (Allen) Enger, Jamestown; a son, Leroy (Bev), Jamestown; three sisters, Mildred Hanson and Joyce Van Dyke, both Valley City, and Bertha Van Enk, Greenville, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Miedema, Edgeley, N.D.; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Jim Vondergeest; four brothers, Joe, Andrew, Harold and John; three sisters, Marie Boom, Tracy DeVries and Evelyn Siderius; a grandson, Allen DuVall; and a great-grandson, Cassidy Erbele.

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, North Marion Reformed Church, Marion, N.D., with the Revs. Paul M. Peterson and Craig Vondergeest officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown
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Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: North Marion Reformed Church Cemetery, Marion.


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Sidney Herald, MT
June 15, 2005

1919 - 2004

Memorial services for Elsie B. Miller, 85, Sidney, are 10 a.m., June 14, 2004, at the First Lutheran Church, Savage, with Pastor Betty Mawbey officiating. Music will be provided by Linda Lowry, Sharon Quinnell, Laura Vojacek and Linda Bergstedt.

Honorary casketbearers are Bert Jakobson, Mark Jakobson, Daryl Miller, Ken Dwelle, Mark Dwelle, Dylan Miller, Cody Jackson Miller, Taylor Miller, Loren Miller, Stephanie Willets, Brenda Willets, Tracy Fry, James Miller, Jr., Jefferey Miller, Troy Miller, Rick Flom, Leonard Odenbach, Gordon Tuott ,and all of Elsie's many friends and neighbors.

Ushers are Dennis Welnel and Everett Crum.

Cremation has taken place. Interment of cremains will be in the Dawson Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney.

Elsie was born Apr. 9, 1919, in Carlyle, daughter of Hans and Bessie (Fessenden) Jakobson. She was raised on the farm and attended local schools. She moved to Fargo, N.D., in 1936 and worked for the Armour Meat Co. until 1945, when she returned to Montana and settled in Sidney. There she worked at the Co-Op Cafe.

She met Warren Miller in 1946 and they were united in marriage on Oct. 31 of that year in Glendive.

She worked for Gamble Robinson and Beatrice Foods as a bookkeeper in Glendive for many years, and served as a bailiff for the District Court in Sidney. She also served on the election board along with her many duties as wife and mother. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Academy of Friendship, Legion Fun Club, VFW Auxiliary Post 4039, and was a lifetime member of the Montana Senior Citizens. She volunteered to help Warren with the Meals on Wheels program in Sidney. She and her husband visited patients in Richland Homes, the VA Home in Glendive, and the VA Hospital in Miles City. She loved to sew, cook, play cards, and spend time at their Fort Peck cabin fishing and boating with her family. As a family we celebrate the life of Elsie Miller. We salute her with the greatest of love.

We thank the hospice caregivers of Sidney, who assisted her in her final months and showered her with kindness and affection.

Elsie B. Miller, loving wife, mother, sister and friend, lost her courageous fight with cancer June 7, 2004, at her home.

Elsie is survived by her husband of 57 years, Warren; daughters, Sharon (Ken) Dwelle, Bismarck, N.D., and Jeaneane Miller, Sidney; sons, Jack (ReNae) Miller, Fort Worth, Texas, and James (Sandra) Miller, Sidney; brothers, Bert (Doramae) Jakobson, Incline Village, Nev., and Mark (Marguerite) Jakobson, Missoula; and 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Gerald and Dallas; brothers, James, Henry and Richard; and a sister, Margaret.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Emma Miller, 87, Wishek, N.D., died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at Wishek Home of the Aged, Wishek.

Emma Dittus was born Feb. 24, 1923, at Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Gottfried and Clara (Findel) Dittus. She grew up in the area and received her elementary education at the local rural school. She married Isadore Miller on Dec. 12, 1943, at Lehr, N.D. They lived and farmed east of Lehr. He died April 27, 1970. She then moved into Lehr. She married Walter Miller on Dec. 13, 1971, at Lehr. They lived in Wishek. He died May 28, 1993. She entered the Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, in February 2005. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wishek.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Sitter, Tarpon Springs, Fla.; three brothers, Gerhardt (Leona), Lehr, Roy, Portland, Ore., and Rueben, Fargo, N.D.; and three sisters, Annetta Hauff, Hunter, N.D., Alvina Otterstetter, Oakes, N.D., and Marion Purcell, Tulsa, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, three brothers and a sister.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church, Wishek, with the Rev. Marty Toepke-Floyd officiating.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: Lehr Cemetery, Lehr.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Emma Miller, 97, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, May 30, 2005, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Emma Zenker was born June 6, 1907, in Logan County, North Dakota, the daughter of William Sr. and Fredricka (Klipfel) Zenker. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education, grew up in the area and worked on the family farm. She married Peter Miller Jr. on Dec. 18, 1928, in Neudorf Lutheran Church southwest of Gackle. They lived on a farm one-half mile west of his parentsí farm, where they lived until they retired in 1968. In 1971, they moved to Gackle. He died Nov. 20, 1974. In March 2002, she moved to Gackle Care Center. She entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center on Aug. 27, 2004. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle. She enjoyed quilting and gardening.

She is survived by five daughters, Magdelina (LeRoy) Presler, Janet (John) Henke and LorRaine (Ralph) Rivinius, all Gackle, Darlene (Duane) Trautman, Medina, N.D., and Hulda (Daniel) Peterson, Holdrege, Neb.; a son, Marvin (JoAnne), Gackle; a sister, Mathilda (Dave) Huliva, Elk Grove, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Russell Pollock officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle, and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the church.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, October 8, 2004

Helen Miller, 91, Jamestown, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Helen S. Johnson was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Jud, N.D., the daughter of Michael and Cecelia (Hanson) Johnson. She received her education in rural schools near Jud. She married Chris H. Miller on April 4, 1937, in Edgeley, N.D. They lived on farms near the Nortonville, Millarton and Streeter, N.D., areas before moving to Jamestown in 1968. She was employed at the North Dakota State Hospital in housekeeping for nine years. He died April 4, 1980. She was a former clerk of Sharlow School District, a 4-H leader and Sunday school teacher at Streeter. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown, Circle No. 5, quilting group, the Garden Club and bowling leagues.

She is survived by a son, Charles (LaVina), Eagan, Minn.; three daughters, Jane (Richard) Kamletz, Jamestown, Dorothy (James) Marier, Wheatland, N.D., and Marilyn (Bruce) Sailer, Boulder City, Nev.; a sister, Edna Kirmis, Montana; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Doris Odenbach; a brother, Harry; and a sister, Margaret Bedker.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Terry Anderson officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND 
July 10, 2006

Herbert Miller, 87, Ellendale, died July 6, 2006, at Prince of Peace Care Center, Ellendale.

Mr. Miller was born Jan. 11, 1919, southeast of Kulm, N.D., the son of John and Christina (Esslinger) Miller. He attended country school through the eighth grade and later completed a five-month agriculture course at Normal Industrial College, Ellendale. While there, he was on the college boxing team and had a 7-1 record. He took correspondence courses and graduated in 1964. He married Selma Sally Roloff on Oct. 24, 1943, at Evangelical United Brethren Church, Kulm. They farmed on his father's farm southeast of Kulm. They purchased a farm northwest of Ellendale from the Noess estate on Oct. 6, 1946. They rented out the new farm the first year, and moved there in the fall of 1947. He later started raising registered Angus cattle and did custom silage cutting for many years. In 1977, he formed a farming partnership with his son, Allan, which continued until 2004. She died in 1990, and he entered long-term care in September 2004. He was a member of Church of the Nazarene, where he had served on the church board and had been a Sunday school superintendent, was active for many years with Gideons International; a past member of Albion Township Board; past 30-year member of Dickey County Water Board; and a past 15-year leader for the Prairie Rose 4-H Club.

He is survived by a son, Allan (Kim), Ellendale; two daughters, Judy (Bob) Martinson, Rolette, N.D., and Ann (Bobbie) Loper, Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Esther Schott and Lydia Brosz, both Ellendale; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a brother, Henry; four sisters, Elsie Nathan, Bertha Brandenburger, Martha Kinzler and Ruth Herman; and a granddaughter, Janice Martinson.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Church of the Nazarene, Ellendale, with the Rev. Danny Winter and Pastor Jeremy Johnston officiating.
Prayer service: 8 p.m. today, Carlsen Funeral Home, Ellendale.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen, S.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hulda Miller, 84, Eckelson, N.D., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at Meritcare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Hulda Middlestead was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Merricourt, N.D., the daughter of Fred and Lydia (Reinke) Middlestead. They later moved to Nortonville, N.D., where she attended rural school until the eighth grade. She married Emil Koenig on Dec. 20, 1942, at her parentsí home. They lived in Alfred, N.D. They moved to Gackle, N.D., in 1961. He died in 1962. She moved to Valley City, N.D., in 1964 until she married Robert Miller. They moved to Eckleson. She was active in her church and community. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, flowers and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband, Robert; a daughter, Gloria (Roger) Signalness, Lakeville, Minn.; a son-in-law, Vernon Erickson, Glenwood, Minn.; a brother, Henry, Valley City; three sisters, Alvina (Vic) Shearer, Helena, Mont., Billie (Lowell) Monson, Litchville, N.D., and Dorothy (Walt) Reinke, Townsend, Mont.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Emil; a daughter, Carol Erickson; her parents; two brothers, Rudy and Lee; two infant sisters; and a granddaughter, Lydi Erickson.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sanborn, N.D., with the Rev. Timothy Johnson and Deacon James McAllister officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Lerud-Johnson-Schuldt Funeral Home, Valley City, and one hour before the services
Friday and Saturday at the church.
Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Sanborn, in the spring.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Irene Miller, 89, Jamestown, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Irene Julia Tatarek was born March 21, 1917, at Windsor, N.D., the daughter of Joseph and Leona Marie (Thimmesch) Tatarek. She attended school in Windsor and later moved with her family to Jamestown. She attended St. Johnís Academy where she played basketball and sang in the choir. She married Arthur C. Miller, Gackle, N.D. They lived in Jamestown. She worked at the North Dakota State Hospital in dietary services for 13 years. She was a member of the Basilica Of St. James, Jamestown. She enjoyed music, singing, dancing, visiting and helping with bingo at Central Dakota Village.

She is survived by five daughters, Barbara Agnew, Bismarck, N.D., Mary (Bill) Jensen, Billings, Mont., Linda (Wendell) Vigen, Killdeer, N.D., Sue (Keith) Beard, Moffit, N.D., and Wendi (Pat) Falter, Jamestown; five sons, Thomas (Laurel), James (Carmen) and Michael (Geri), all Libby, Mont., Marvin (Mary Jo), Billings, and Mark (Kathy), Jamestown; a sister, Catherine (Milton) Netzer, Ely, Minn.; two brothers, George (Janice) and Arnold (Shirley), both Seattle; two sisters-in-law, Donna Tatarek, Seattle, and Tootie Tatarek, Superior, Wis.; 38 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, Martin; her parents; four brothers; a sister; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, the Basilica of St. James, Jamestown.
Prayer service: 8 p.m. Thursday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, April 16, 2004

Maria Miller, 95, Gackle, N.D., died Thursday, April 15, 2004, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Maria Gienger was born Jan. 22, 1909, in Neudorf, South Russia, the daughter of Jacob and Christina (Lippert) Gienger. She came to the United States at the age of 2 1/2. She was baptized in Russia and confirmed at Neudorf Lutheran Church near Gackle. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education while helping on the family farm, and grew up near the area. She married Frederick Miller Jr. on April 1, 1929, at Neudorf Lutheran Church. They lived on a farm nine miles southwest of Gackle until 1947, when they bought a farm on the north edge of Gackle. They farmed until 1959 when they rented the land to a daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Bernette Elhard, and moved into Gackle for their semi-retirement. She continued to work as a cook for seven years at Gackle Hospital, and as a janitor for Emmanuel Lutheran Church for more than 25 years. She also did residential painting and staining. He died June 12, 1991. She entered Gackle Care Center in 2001. In 2002, she entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, gardening and mending clothes for people.

She is survived by two daughters, Helen Elhard, Gackle, and Clara (Albin) Schlenker, Alfred; a brother, Paul (Violet), Gackle; three sisters, Erna Schlenker, and Frieda Schmidt, both Jamestown, and Mathilda Miller, Gackle; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Frieda Hehn; two sons-in-law, Bernette Elhard and Eddy Hehn; two sisters, Bertha Mayer and Eva Muller, and a grandson, Doug Elhard.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Russ Pollock officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, June 25, 2007

Norman J. Miller, 73, Gackle, N.D., died Friday, June 22, 2007, at his home.

Mr. Miller was born Feb. 18, 1934, on the family farm near Gackle, the son of Joseph P. and Christine (Kammerer) Miller. He attended the local rural school in Ketterling Township and grew up on the family farm 13 miles southwest of Gackle. He married Edris DeWitt on June 13, 1954, at Grace Baptist Church, Gackle. They farmed from 1954 to 1991. He then was employed with the Logan County Highway Department until he retired in 1998. After they retired they remained in Gackle. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, and Gackle Fire Department, serving as fire chief for three years. He was township assessor for 18 years. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards and ice cream treats at the Gackle Tastee Freez.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Barbara (Ardell) Schmidt, Gackle, Tracy Miller, Bismarck, N.D., Rosalyn (Bruce) Buck, Fargo, N.D., and Nona (Steven) Blaisdell, Beulah, N.D.; a son, Kyle (Sarah), Bismarck; two sisters, Leona (Reuben) Klundt, Gackle, and Alice (LeRoy) Buck, Streeter, N.D.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; and a special friend, Frank Bosch.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Cole Michael Buck; his parents; three sisters, Pauline, Eileen and Janet; and a brother, Donald.

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Timothy Blackman officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, May 31, 2008

Shirley Miller, 76, Streeter, N.D., died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Medcenter One, Bismarck, N.D.

Shirley Jane Heitzmann was born July 4, 1931, in McClusky, N.D., the daughter of Herbert and Mary (Schick) Heitzmann. She attended college at Union College, Lincoln, Neb., and Minot (N.D.) State College where she received her teacherís certificate. She married Walter Miller on June 19, 1952, in McClusky. She was a school teacher and taught at Mercer, N.D., Jamestown and Streeter. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Streeter and Lehr, N.D., where she was a church pianist, Pathfinder leader, deaconess and childrenís ministries.

She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Valerie (Kevin) Lehman, Cody, Wyo., Linda (Kimber) Hoffman, Berrien Springs, Mich., and Meritta (Scott) Schumacher, Napoleon, N.D.; a son, Lyle (Becky), Streeter; a sister, Elaine (Archie) Kreiter, Spencer, Iowa; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Rueben; and a sister-in-law, Doris Heitzmann.

Services: 1 p.m. Sunday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lehr.
Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek, N.D.
Burial: Miller Cemetery, rural Streeter.



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Napoleon Homestead, ND
January 8, 2003

Anne Minow, 84, of Olive, MT passed away Nov. 17, 2002 at the Deaconess Medical Center in Billings after a brief but brave battle with throat cancer. The funeral was Nov. 22 in Miles City, MT.

Anne was born in Streeter on Sept. 25, 1918, the daughter of Nikolai and Mary (Russiff) Nenow. At the age of 8, her mother died leaving Anne to help raise her brothers. Her step-mother, Pausha, became her new mother three years later. Anne attended country schools in the Streeter area. Anne married Sam Minow in Streeter on June 26, 1938. They moved to the family farm near Olive, MT where they had ranched and farmed ever since.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Katherine Miska, 94, Jamestown, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Katherine Esther Kropp was born Feb. 17, 1915, on the family farm near Buchanan, N.D., the daughter of John Leo and Margaret (Wagner) Kropp. She was raised on the farm and attended school in Buchanan. She married Joseph Miska on Oct. 15, 1936, at St. Michaelís Catholic Church, Pingree, N.D. They farmed near Buchanan and Pingree until 1950 when they moved to Jamestown. She worked at the Vita Bakery, Walshís Market and National Foods, all Jamestown. She retired in 1977. He died in 1992. She was a member of St. Margaretís Catholic Church, Buchanan, St. Margaretís Altar Society, and the Tri-Parish Choir. She was also a member of St. James Basilica, Jamestown.

She is survived by a daughter, Elaine Nieland, Edmunds, N.D.; a son, Myron (Jo), Reedsport, Ore.; a daughter-in-law, Helen Miska, Montgomery, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, David; four brothers; three sisters; and a son-in-law, Roger Nieland.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service Friday at the church.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, November 4, 2004

Gideon Mittleider, 83, Silt, Colo., formerly of Jamestown, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004.

Mr. Mittleider was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Streeter, N.D., the son of John and Fredricka Mittleider. He married LaVern George on April 23, 1944.

He is survived by three daughters, Gloria Settle, Linda (Ron) Breiting and Colleen Mittleider; a son, Ron (Cindy), Silt; three brothers, John Jr., Harold and Benjamin; a sister, Anna Bosche; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, Curtis; a son-in-law, Barry Settle; and a brother, Bernhardt.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jamestown Evangelical Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Clayton Scheaffer officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
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Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown , ND

Birth date: January 1, 1921
Death date: October 30, 2004

Gideon Mittleider, 83, of Silt, Colorado , formerly of Jamestown , ND , went home to be with the Lord on October 30, 2004. Gideon was born January 1, 1921 in Streeter, North Dakota the son of John and Fredricka Mittleider. He married LaVern George on April 23, 1944.

Gideon is survived by his daughters: Gloria Settle, Linda (Ron) Breiting, Colleen, and one son Ron (Cindy) Mittleider, Silt, CO; seven grandchildren, Kara, Lon, Shaun, Jared, Autumn, Mariah and Melody and four great-grandchildren, Shanna, Sara, Seth and Clay; three brothers, John, Jr., Harold and Benjamin and one sister, Anna Bosche. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Curtis, son-in-law, Barry Settle and one brother, Bernhardt.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Saturday, November 6, 2004 at the Jamestown Evangelical Church , Jamestown , ND with Rev. Clayton Scheaffer officiating.
Visitation: 1:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, November 5, 2004 at the Eddy Funeral Home.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery , Jamestown , North Dakota .



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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Thursday, October 18, 2007

John Mittleider Jr., 80, Bismarck, passed away Oct. 16, 2007, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Calvary United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joel Winckler officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bismarck Funeral Home with prayer services at 7 p.m. Visitation continues one hour prior to services at the church.

John was born south of Tappen Jan. 31, 1927, to John and Fredricka (Martin) Mittleider Sr. He was raised and educated south of Tappen. He married Delores Martel July 27, 1952, in Tappen.

John retired from Sweetheart Bakery in 1989. He also worked for Peavey Elevator, Parkhill Nurseries, Wachter's Transfer, Oscar Will, Bill Niles (Tappen) and provided trimming services to many residents in Bismarck.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends; attending rummage sales, auctions and flea markets; watching sports; fishing; gardening; a good pinnacle game; and listening to the "Polka Party" on Sunday.

John is survived by his wife, Delores; his son, James (Nadine); his daughter, Karla (Bob Kauk); his grandsons, Corie, Aaron, Shawn (Rose) and Tyler; his granddaughters, Candy (Jeff Meidinger), Becky, Ashley, Callie and Michaela; his great-grandsons, Austin and Seth; his great-granddaughters, Kylie and Maddison; one sister, Anna (Ray) Bosche, Walla Walla, Wash.; two brothers, Harold (Dorothy), Jamestown, and Benjamin (Grace), Tappen; and one sister-in-law, Anne Mittleider, Steele.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Kim; his son, Dennis; his brothers, Lenhard (infant), Bernhardt and Gideon; and his sister-in-law, LaVern.


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MITTLIEDER Philip I 1918

Came to US in 1905 when they found out their son would be drafted for the Russian Japanese war... Fled to Germany where they boarded a slow freightliner to America... Left Dec 17, 1905, arrived at Ellis Island, NY Dec 29, 1905... The sailors gave the children all kinds of treats and milk to drink for the Holiday Celebrations...The family quartered near a Jewish family who became extremely ill and contracted lice... The Phillip Mittleider children also got the lice...When the family arrived in NY, they took a train to Dawson, ND where Fred Job, Margarete's nephew came with a bobsled and team of horses to take them to his father's farm where they spent the rest of the winter... They homesteaded their own land near Tappen, in the Spring, built a 2 room stone house using flat stones making walls 1 and 1/2 feet thick and planks for the roof... which always Leaked badly during the rainstorms, so their dad had to put planks over each of their beds as well... As soon as Philip was able he went to get some limestone to put in the cracks and that kept out the water...When they became more financially set, they replaced the roof with a shingled roof...Son Philip, Jr. went to work on the railroad at Jamestown to earn enough money to purchase 2 workhorses for his dad to use in the fields... Margeret the oldest daughter, went to work for the Izler's to earn money for the family... John tended the milk cow, so that his mother could sell the cream for extra money for the family... Philip, John's father, became ill with severe asthma and became almost blind during the course of his life in America..

On the day Philip, Sr. passed away, he was sitting in a chair and asked his youngest son, John, to run and get his older brother, Philip. As John was getting Philip, Phillip Mittleider Sr. asked his wife, Margarete, "where are my boys? Aren't they here yet" She replied, "yes, they are at the gate now and before they could reach the house, Phillip, Sr. passed away. A coffin was then purchased at Streeter and he was buried by the Evangelical Church on the Wolt farm, now owned by his great-granddaughter and her husband, Patrick Leier. In the Spring of 1924, Margarete, Phillip Sr. wife, collapsed after bringing home groceries from the store... She went into a coma, and never recovered... She passed away on March 27, 1924... Her son, John traveled to Streeter, ND and transported his mother's body to Tappen, ND for the funeral... As the Winter of 1923-24 was extremely harsh and there was a great deal of snow, the family was unable to reach the Cemetery where Phillip was buried and therefore forced to bury her in Tappen, ND Cemetery

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Napoleon Homestead, ND
Wednesday, August 12, 1964

P. Mittleider Of Tappen Dies

Philip Mittleider, 79, of Tappen died Sunday. [9 Aug 2001]

The funeral was set for Aug. 12 at EUB Church in Tappen, Rev. Oliver Ketterling officiating.

Born in 1884 in South Russia, he came to the United States in 1906 and settled in Dawson.  He was married in 1908 to Barbara Kapp at Streeter, and they farmed south of Tappen until 1959 when they moved into Tappen.

Surviving are his wife and 12 children: Mrs Adam Geist, Fargo; Fred, Theobald, Philip, Rudolph, Isreal, and Harry of Tappen; Mrs. Otto Wolfe, Medina; Mrs. Arthur Dockter, Jamestown; Mrs Edward Bender and Mrs. Emil Kramlich of Steele; Mrs. R. Kramlich, Crystal Springs.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
January 29, 2002
Galt, CA

Irene Moldenhauer, 75, Galt, Calif., formerly LaMoure and Stutsman counties, North Dakota, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at her home.

Irene Christine Gohner was born June 9, 1926, in LaMoure County, the daughter of John and Amelia Gohner. She married John Moldenhauer and lived on their farm and ranch in Stutsman County. He was a minister with the Church of God Seventh-day, and his ministry took them to Missouri, Kansas, Oregon, Washington and Arizona. They moved to Galt in 1976 after his retirement. She was a member of the Church of God Seventh-day in Lodi, Calif. She enjoyed cooking, music and gardening.

She is survived by a son, Larry (Ginny), Los Molinos, Calif.; a daughter, Sandra (Clay) Sigg, Granite Bay, Calif.; a sister, Lillian Wagner, St. Joseph, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Lodi Funeral Home Chapel, Lodi, with the Rev. Loren Stacy officiating.
Visitation: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and two hours before the service at the funeral home.
Burial: Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi.
Memorials: to Spring Vale Academy, 4150 S. M - 52, Owosso, MI 48867.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
August 22, 2001

Carrie A. Molgard, 79, Jamestown, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at MeritCare Medical Center, Fargo, N.D.

Carrie Agnes Fagering was born June 30, 1922, on the family farm southeast of Pettibone, N.D., the daughter of Alfred and Karen (Paulsen) Fagering. She received her education at Pettibone, later attending Valley City (N.D.) State College where she received her teaching degree. She married Harold Dean Molgard June 12, 1949. She taught school at several rural districts and also at Lisbon, Gackle, and Jamestown, N.D. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking and quilting.

She is survived by a son, Rodney, Jamestown; three sisters, Alvina Schmunk and Mary (Don) Hoyt, both Jamestown, and Leone (Glen) Stenberg, Bismarck, N.D.; and three granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant brothers; and three sisters, Ingrid Radke, Julia Botnen and Sylvia Botnen.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Terry Anderson officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, January 19, 2004

Viola Moltzen, 80, New Salem, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Elm Crest Manor, New Salem.

Viola Fregien was born Jan. 23, 1923, in Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of John and Hermina (Netz) Fregien. She was raised and educated in Fredonia and Kulm, N.D., graduating from Kulm High School in 1940. She graduated from Capitol Commercial College, Bismarck, N.D., with a major in accounting. She was employed at Mandan Cloverdale Creamery until she married Alvin Moltzen on Oct. 19, 1947, in Kulm. They lived in New Salem. She was a charter member and secretary of Morton County Library Board, and a member of Morton County Red Cross and Regional Mental Health boards, Governorís Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Eagles Auxiliary, Elkettes, Hi-Lo Bridge Club, Womenís Guild and Peace Church. As a member of American Legion Auxiliary she served on local, state and regional levels, was national president in 1977-78 and traveled to 48 states and nine foreign countries. She was also a staff member of the North Dakota Heart Association and district director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As a professional fund-raiser, she placed first in the nation per capita several times. She was awarded the International Peace Gardener Award by Gov. Art Link. She enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by two daughters, Rita (Dave) Schlenvogt, Fargo, N.D., and Sherry (Terrance) Doll, New Salem; two brothers-in-law, Gottlieb Hartman, Kulm, and Daniel (Donna) Moltzen, Plymouth, Minn.; a sister-in-law, LaVerne (Gilbert) Holle, Bismarck; and three grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Delores Hartman and Alice Hollan; and a brother-in-law, Lee Hollan.

Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Peace Church, New Salem, with the Rev. Joshua Eddy officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Peace Church, New Salem.
Visitation: 4 to 9 p.m. today, Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, and 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Peace Church Cemetery, New Salem.


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The funeral for Albert Moos, 86, Gackle, N.D., will be at 1 Tuesday in First United Church of Christ, Gackle. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 today in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle, and one hour before services in the church. He died Saturday, Jan. 6, 1996.

Mr. Moos was born Nov. 28, 1909, near Gackle, where he grew up and attended school. He also worked on the family farm near Gackle. He entered the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936. In 1937, he began working for Saw Mills in Pine Ridge, Ore. He later worked on farms near Hardin, Mont., and for the railroad in Lodi, Calif. He returned to farm near Gackle in 1939. On Aug. 25, 1940, he married Alma Kinzler near Gackle. They farmed near Gackle. They moved in 1971 into Gackle, where he was a farmhand and a city maintenance worker. ...

Date: Mon - January 8, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: b6


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Alice Moos, 75, New Rockford, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 17, 1997, in Carrington Health Care Center, Carrington, N.D.

Alice Schweitzer was born Sept. 10, 1921, near Fredonia, N.D. At age 5, she moved with her parents to a farm near Alfred, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On July 2, 1941, she married Alex Moos in Gackle, N.D. They lived on a farm near Gackle until 1969, when they moved into Gackle. He died in 1973. She moved to rural Harvey, N.D. She entered the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, in 1983.

She is survived by a son, Alvin (Darlene), Wellsburg, N.D.; two brothers, Harold, Libertyville, Ill., Walter, Newhall, Calif.; six sisters, Hilma ...

Date: Mon - January 20, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a10


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
March 6, 2001
Gackle, N.D.

Alma Moos, 85, Gackle, died Monday, March 5, 2001, in Baptist Home, Bismarck, N.D.

Alma Kinzler was born June 7, 1915, near Gackle, where she grew up and attended school. She married Albert Moos Aug. 25, 1940, near Gackle, where they farmed. They moved into Gackle in 1971. He died in 1996. She entered Gackle Care Center in 1996 and Baptist Home in 2000.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol (Edmund) Henke, Gackle, Margaret (Ed) Stern, Bismarck; two brothers, Rueben, Clinton, Iowa, Ray, Grand Forks, N.D.; and a sister, Violet Schardin, Jud, N.D.

Visitation: Wednesday from 9-9, with a prayer service at 5:30, in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Funeral: Thursday at 1:30 in United Church of Christ, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery.
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 5-10, 2001

Alma Moos, 85, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Baptist Home, Bismarck.

Alma Kinzler was born June 7, 1915, at the family farm home southwest of Gackle, the daughter of John and Lydia (Kleingartner) Kinzler. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and grew up in the area. She married Albert Moos Aug. 25, 1940, at his parents farm southwest of Gackle. They lived on a farm south of Gackle. In 1971 they moved into Gackle. He died Jan. 6, 1996. In April 1996 she entered Gackle Care Center, Gackle. On Dec. 4, 2000, she entered Baptist Home, Bismarck. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Gackle, and the Senior Citizen's Group.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol (Edmund) Henke, Gackle, and Margaret (Ed) Stern, Bismarck; two brothers, Rueben, Clinton, Iowa, and Ray, Grand Forks, N.D.; a sister, Violet Schardin, Jud, N.D.; a foster brother, Norman Kleingartner, Gackle; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, First United Church of Christ, Gackle, with the Rev. David Winterfeldt officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The BismarckTribune, ND
June 2, 2004

JAMESTOWN -- Bertha Moos, 83, Jamestown, formerly of Medina, died May 31, 2004, at a Jamestown nursing home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown. Burial will be in Medina Cemetery.

She is survived by one son, Vergil, Walhalla; four daughters, Dianne Freitag, Eden Prairie, Minn., Sandra Fandrich, Medina, Linda Rance, Honduras, Central America, and Amy Moos, Grand Forks; one brother, Fred Hofmann, Medina; two sisters, Rose Meidinger and Leah Hins, both of Jamestown; 12 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. (Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
February 13, 2002

Clarence Frederic Moos, 81, Phoenix Ariz., died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, at Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

Mr. Moos was born July 9, 1920, in Gackle, N.D., the son of John and Magdalina (Kline) Moos. He moved to rural Medina, N.D., and attended country school and helped his parents on the farm. He married Emma Pauline Moos Dec. 2, 1942. They farmed in rural Medina. They moved to Phoenix, where they owned and operated the Alta Vista Laundromat and Sun Air Refrigeration. He was a realtor for Century 21 for five years. He retired and did painting in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Gene (Barbara), Jamestown, and Allen (Carrie), Overgaard, Ariz.; four sisters, Luella (Donald) Grant, Issaquah, Wash., Betty Sullivan, Billlings, Mont., Emilie Hout, Miles City, Mont., and Marilyn (Clarence) Geise, Mesa, Ariz.; three grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, a great-grandchild and a great step-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dale; and three sisters, Sophie, Anna and Emma.

Private family services: Held Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Phoenix, with the Rev. John Nicolai officiating


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, May 16, 2007

Darlene Grace Moos, 72, Medina, North Dakota died Saturday, May 12, 2007 at MedCenter One in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Mrs. Moos was born June 13, 1934 on a farm south of Medina, ND, the daughter of Robert and Lydia (Moser) Mayer. She attended rural school in Newbury Township. She married Walter Schlecht on November 22, 1951 in Medina. They lived in Herreid and Stickney, SD before moving to Medina, ND. Walter and Darlene had three children: Warren, Waldo & Gail. They enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren and camping and traveling. Walter passed away July 8, 1993. Darlene was a member of Sunshine Homemakers Club of Medina, Crystal Springs Evangelical Church and Women's Fellowship, and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown.

Darlene married Elmer Moos on December 5, 1998. They enjoyed working together on home improvement projects and yard work. Elmer passed away on September 4, 2004. Darlene entered Maple View Assisted Living Facility in Bismarck in February of 2007. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Her hobbies included: taking pictures, canning, quilting, making homemade noodles & kuchen, sewing, reading, hiking and camping.

Darlene is survived by her sons, Warren (Michal) Schlecht, Bismarck, ND and Wally (Deme) Schlecht, Ryder, ND; daughter, Gail Deschamp, Bismarck; six grandchildren, Ryan Schlecht, Englewood, CO, Tyler (Jessica ) Schlecht, Medina, Dusty (Jennifer) Schlecht, Minot, ND, Travis Schlecht, Grand Forks, ND, Derrick Deschamps, Grand Forks, ND and Kayle Deschamp, Bismarck; one great-grandchild, Madilyn Kyler Schlecht, Medina; five sisters, Lorine (Clarence ) Schlecht, Medina, Delores Obenanuer, Mandan, ND, Lillian (Reuben) Schlecht, Medina, Marlina (Richard) Spitzer, Bloomington, MN, Rose Marie (Charles) Simmons, Colorado Springs, CO and one brother, Clarence (Lucy) Mayer, Medina.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Walter and Elmer.

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM, Friday, May 18, 2007 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1:00 to 8:00 PM, Thursday, May 17, 2007 at the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown.
Prayer Service: 6:30 PM, Thursday, May 17, 2007 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel.
Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina, North Dakota


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, May 17, 2005

DeEtta Moos, 79, Jamestown, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

DeEtta K. Brosz was born June 17, 1925, near Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Emmanuel and Ida Brosz. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural schools until the family moved to Jamestown. She graduated from Jamestown High School and moved to Washington, D.C., where she was a civilian employee for the Department of the Navy for four years. She married Gust Moos on Nov. 17, 1946, in Jamestown. They lived on a farm southwest of Gackle until 1954. They then moved to Jamestown and she worked for Jamestown College as a librarian. He died Oct. 1, 1994. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown.

She is survived by two sons, Ralph (Kathy), Aberdeen, S.D., and Curtiss (Patricia), Parrish, Fla.; a sister, Vi Suko, Jamestown; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Ervin and Eddie; and a sister, Leona Selig.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown, with the Rev. Bryce Tahran officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home. Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The funeral for Elizabeth Moos, 94, Gackle, N.D., will be at 10:30 Saturday in United Church of Christ, Gackle. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 today in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle. She died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1995.

Elizabeth Schott was born Jan. 28, 1901, in Hoffnungsthal, South Russia. In 1903, she came to the United States with her parents. They settled near Gackle, where she grew up and attended school. On Oct. 20, 1921, she married John Moos. They lived near Gackle. After his death in 1955, she moved into Gackle, where she worked as a housekeeper and babysitter. In 1985, she entered Gackle Care Center. In 1993, she entered Wishek (N.D.) Nursing Home.

She is survived by two daughters, Alvina (Richard) Presseler and Annie ...

Date: Fri - December 29, 1995
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: b7


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, September 6, 2004

Elmer E. Moos, 74, Medina, N.D., died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home, Jamestown.

Mr. Moos was born Feb. 11, 1930 in Gackle, N.D., the son of Edward and Lydia (Gunsch) Moos. He grew up on a farm southeast of Gackle in Finn township. The family moved to Dawson, N.D., and in 1950, he moved with his family to Medina and started operating heavy equipment. He married Irene Roemmich. He was self-employed in the heavy construction business building roads and dams, and doing landscaping. He also did rebuilding of old cars, pickups and trucks. He retired in 1995. In 1998, he purchased a home in Medina. He married Darlene G. (Mayer) Schlecht on Dec. 5, 1998, and they worked on home improvement projects and yard work. He was a member of First Congregational Church, Regent, N.D., where he served on various church boards and sang in the church choir. He was also a member of the Lions Club, Commercial Club in Regent, Home Builders Association in Bismarck, N.D., and a current member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown. He enjoyed fishing, repair work, meeting people and learning new things.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, Medina; a son, Brian Wade (Maria) Moos, Los Angeles, Calif.; a daughter, Johnna Beth (Steve) Dauthib, Dickinson, N.D.; two stepsons, Warren Schlecht, Bismarck, and Waldo Schlecht, Ryder, N.D.; a stepdaughter, Gail Deschamps, Bismarck; a brother-in-law, Roger Spidahl, Devils Lake, N.D.; three grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Viola Moos Spidahl.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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Grand Forks Herald, ND
Monday, January 15, 2007

Morlock, Edwin, 81, of Jamestown, ND and Carrington, ND died Sunday, January 14, 2007 at SCCI Hospital in Fargo, ND. (Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND)
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Minot Daily News
Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Nov. 13, 1925-Jan. 14, 2007

CARRINGTON - Edwin Morlock, 81, of Jamestown and Carrington, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, in a Fargo hospital.

He was born Nov. 13, 1925, to Amalia and Jacob Morlock Jr. in Pettibone. He married Mathilda Laber Feb. 19, 1946, in Sykeston.

Survivors: son, Myron, Fargo; one step-granddaughter; two stepgreat-granddaughters; sisters, Agnes Thomas, Milbank, S.D., Elsa Nerby, Sabin, Minn., Hulda Guthmiller, Bismarck; brothers, Armin, Bismarck, Gustav, Beulah.

Funeral: Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington.
Burial: Carrington Cemetery.
Visitation: Today from 2 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.


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Post-Bulletin
Rochester, MN
April 30, 2007

RED WING -- The funeral for Freida Morlock will be at 11 a. m. Monday at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, in Red Wing. A second funeral service and burial will be in Eureka, S.D.

Mrs. Morlock, 83, of Red Wing, died Friday, April 27, 2007 at Red Wing Health Center.

Freida Jung was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Hosmer, S.D., and attended rural schools near Hosmer. She married Gottleib Morlock on Oct. 22, 1944. The couple lived and farmed in Eureka, S.D., and later moved to California. While her husband served in the Armed Forces overseas, Freida lived in Washington. When he returned, they moved back to Eureka to farm. They later moved to Aberdeen, S.D., where she worked as a waitress, and lived in Mitchell, S.D., and Milwaukee. The couple divorced. She moved to Hager City, Wis., and worked at Riviera Cabinets in Red Wing until her retirement. She enjoyed cooking and baking and sharing the food with friends.

Survivors include three sisters, Adeline (Werner) Maier of Aberdeen, S.D., Emma Loeffler of Shakopee, Minn., and Ardella (Roy) Klien of Eureka; and two brothers, Mervin (Loretta) Jung of Aberdeen, S.D., and Morris (Ruth) Jung of Diamond Bluff, Wis.

She was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

Friends may call an hour before the service Monday at the funeral home.


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Jamestown Sun, N.D.
Monday, September 9, 2002

Leroy Morlock 70 Jamestown died Sunday Sept. 8 2002 near Jamestown. BR Mr. Morlock was born Dec. 18 1931 near Lake Williams N.D. the son of Adolph and Pauline Wagner Morlock. ...He entered the U.S. Army. ...Jamestown and the American Legion of Woodworth N.D. He enjoyed fishing and loved his Fords. BR He is survived by his wife a daughter Tressa Hayden Jamestown his mother Jamestown five brothers Clifford (Viona) and ...  [For the complete Obituary contact the newspaper.]


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ludwig "Louie" Morlock, 77, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died March 12, 2009, at Innovis Hospital, Fargo.

Mr. Morlock was born June 28, 1931, in Gackle, the son of Peter and Katherina (Veil) Morlock. He graduated from Gackle Public School in 1949. He began working for Northern Pacific Railroad on June 6, 1950. He entered the U.S. Army on Oct. 23, 1952. He served in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged with the rank of corporal on Feb. 21, 1954. He married Viona Mertz on June 28, 1957, in Napoleon, N.D. He continued to work for the railroad serving as a depot agent in Streeter, Medina and Jamestown, all North Dakota. They lived in Medina before moving to West Fargo, N.D., upon his transfer to the Dilworth, Minn., depot where he completed his time with Burlington Northern Railroad. He retired on July 30, 1993, after 43 years of service. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo, and the West Fargo Veterans of Foreign and American Legion. He enjoyed playing cards and anything that had to do with trains or the military.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Karen Morlock, Fargo; a son, Mark, Redwood Falls, Minn.; two brothers, Art (Eunice), Hillsboro, N.D., and Carl (Della), Moorhead, Minn.; a sister, Luella (Norbert) Kleingartner, Fargo; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Marvin, in infancy.

Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday, Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo, with the Rev. Richard Kramer officiating.
Prayer service: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, West Funeral Home, West Fargo.
Visitation: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, January, 14, 2005

Pauline Morlock 96 Jamestown formerly of Pettibone N.D. died Wednesday Jan. 12 2005 at Central Dakota Village Jamestown. ...She married Adolph Morlock on Nov. 17 1929 in Peterville Township north of Pettibone. ...P P She is survived by five sons Clifford (Viona) and James (Sandy) both Pettibone and Reinhold (Norma), Reuben (Gloria) and Wesley (Jackie) Morlock all Jamestown four daughters Leona Hust Tappen N.D. Eileen Hojian Steele N.D. Joann (Willard) Kemmet Bradshaw ...and Gloria (Gerald) Doerr Jamestown a daughter-in-law Lucille Morlock Jamestown three sisters Freda Kahler and Esther Hertz both Missoula Mont. ...  [For the complete Obituary contact the newspaper.]


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Renatha Morlock, 82, Gackle, died Friday, Sept. 27, 1996, in Jamestown (N.D.) Hospital.

Renatha Rath was born Feb. 28, 1914, near Gackle, where she grew up and attended school. On Feb. 10, 1942, she married Leonard Morlock in Gackle. They lived in Gackle and later farmed near Gackle until 1975, when they moved into Gackle and retired. He died in 1992.

She is survived by a brother, Albert, Fargo; four sisters, Bertha (Jacob) Schmierer, Lodi, Calif., Dora Krieger, Martha (Richard) Burkle and Alice (Art) Kinzle, all Gackle. ...

Date: Mon - September 30, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The funeral for Edwin C. Moser, 76, Medina, N.D., will be at 2 Wednesday in Temple Baptist Church, Jamestown, N.D., with burial in Medina. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 today and from 9 to 9 Tuesday, with a prayer service at 8, in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before services in the church. He died Saturday, May 18, 1996. Mr. Moser was born March 12, 1920, in Cleveland, N.D. He grew up and attended school near Medina. On Dec. 17, 1942, he married Leona Fondrick in Steele, N.D. They lived and farmed near Medina until 1972, when they moved to Jamestown. He worked for the North Dakota State Hospital, Jamestown. They returned to Medina in 1985. ...

Date: Mon - May 20, 1996
Author: Obituary
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: b6


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Harold Moser, 81, Titusville, Fla., formerly of Medina, N.D., died Feb. 2, 2009.

Mr. Moser was born Sept. 14, 1927, in Medina, the son of William J. and Magdalena Moser. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years and also retired from Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company where he worked as a mechanic supervisor for 20 years. After he retired he moved to Titusville. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2113, where he served as trustee. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He enjoyed working as a goldsmith.

He is survived by his wife, Norma; two daughters, Virginia Malone and Shirley (Bryce) McClain, both Titusville; four sisters, Martha Trautman and Janice (Arlen) Haas, both Jamestown, Doretta Carrion, Hayward, Calif., and Marilyn (Archie) Zimmerman, Cleveland, N.D.; a sister-in-law, Rita Moser, Medina; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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

Services: held in Titusville.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, February 14, 2009

Reuben Allen Moser, 60, Jamestown, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Moser was born March 31, 1948, in Jamestown, the son of Edwin C. and Leona (Fondrick) Moser. He grew up north of Medina, N.D., and served in the U.S. Army in Germany where he received his General Education Development degree. He worked at Dakota Brands International for 39 years where he was the plant manager. He married Barbara Wanner on Jan. 12, 1973, in Jamestown. He enjoyed being outdoors, watching pheasants, deer and geese and riding his ATV and Jeep.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Cristin (Jason) Gums, Red Lake Falls, Minn., and Amy Moser, Jamestown; three sisters, Sally (Ron) Kraft and Sarah (Richard) Long, both of Bismarck, N.D., and Clara (Melvin) Henke, Jamestown; a brother, Eddie, Bismarck; a sister-in-law, Jackie Moser, Kelowena, British Columbia, Canada; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, LeRoy; two brothers-in-law, Ron Kroh and Bob OíNeill; a sister-in-law, Shannon Moser, and his grandparents.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Atonement Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Steve Bernston officiating.
Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Glueckstal Lutheran Cemetery, Tappen, N.D., in the spring.


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Ronald A. Moser, 51, Phoenix, formerly Medina, N.D., died Sept. 7, 1996, at his home. Mr. Moser was born Dec. 31, 1944, in Jamestown, N.D. He grew up and attended school in Medina. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. In 1976 he moved to Phoenix. He is survived by a son, Bennett, Grand Forks, N.D.; two daughters, Ami (James) Sutton and Ginna Kelly, both Phoenix; his mother, Esther Moser, Jamestown; three brothers, David (Linda), West Fargo, Arve (Carol), Lakeville, Minn., Dale (Pam), Devils Lake, N.D.; a sister, Shirleen (Richard) Pettit, Jamestown; and three grandchildren. ...

Date: Wed - September 18, 1996
Author: Obituary
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a14


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Theodore Moser, 78, Jamestown, formerly Medina, N.D., died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996, in Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Mr. Moser was born Oct. 8, 1917, in Cleveland, N.D. At the age of 4, he moved with his family to a farm near Medina, where he grew up and attended school. On Nov. 16, 1941, he married Esther Ruff in Medina. They lived on a farm near Medina. In 1948, they moved into Medina, and he worked for Noel Construction Co. In 1959, they moved to Jamestown. He worked for the North Dakota State Hospital, Jamestown, from 1961 to 1979. They founded the Agape Prison Ministry Inc. He was chaplain for the Salvation Army men's group. He also ministered for many years at the North Dakota State Industrial School, Mandan. He retired from Agape Prison Ministry in 1989. He later entered the Hi-Acres Manor. ...

Date: Mon - August 5, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a6


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
November 26, 2001

Lenora Moser-Rueb, 84, Ashley, N.D., died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Ashley Hospital, Ashley.

Lenora Deutscher was born Dec. 8, 1916, on the family farm northeast of Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth (Kraft) Deutscher. She grew up and attended school in that area. She worked on the family farm until 1950 when she and her mother and brother moved to Streeter. She worked various jobs in Streeter, including working at the cafe and creamery. She married Carl Moser Feb. 14, 1959, at Jamestown. He died in October 1985. She took care of her stepson, LeRoy "Sonny", until he died. She married the Rev. George Rueb in November 1998 and moved to Ashley. She assisted him in his radio program and other areas of his ministry. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Streeter. She enjoyed cooking, singing and playing piano, accordion and other instruments.

She is survived by her husband; a brother, Gust (Pauline), Medina; five stepchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; 21 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her first husband; her parents; two brothers, Alfred and Art; and two stepchildren.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Grant Piehl officiating.
Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Streeter Cemetery, Streeter.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, April 29, 2005

Walter Morlock, 79, Medina, N.D., died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D.

Mr. Morlock was born May 13, 1925, in Wells County, North Dakota, the son of Christian and Mathilda (Winter) Morlock. He was baptized Nov. 4, 1937. He grew up and attended school in the Wells County area. He married Leona Kahler on Nov. 14, 1947, in Sykeston, N.D. They farmed in Wells County, south of Heaton, N.D., until 1956, when they moved south of Medina. They farmed until they retired in 2000, when they moved to Medina. He was a member of English Lutheran Church, Medina, where he served on the church council for many years, and the Streeter Oil Co. board. He was the township clerk treasurer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Sharlene Blaine, Lincoln, Neb., Sylvia (Ray) Heupel, Cavalier, N.D., and Brenda (Douglas) Theisen, Grand Forks, N.D.; two sons, Myron (Donna), Pierre, S.D., and Jeffrey (Linda), Medina; two sisters, Elsie (Lawrence) Ruetter, Carrington, N.D., and Ellen (Clarence) Neumiller, Vancouver, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers, two in infancy.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, English Lutheran Church, Medina, with the Rev. Robert Pestal officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, April 14, 2005

Alvin Mueller, 81, Napoleon, N.D., formerly of Lodi, Calif., died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at the Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.  

Mr. Mueller was born Nov. 27, 1923, in Gackle, N.D., the son of Salomon and Maria (Weispfenning) Mueller. He grew up in Gackle, where he attended school and worked on his fatherís drayline delivering freight. In 1942 he moved with his parents to Napoleon. He married Ann Marquart on Feb. 5, 1944, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon. They moved to Hazelton, N.D., where he worked for Cack Pfeister as a farm manager and assisted with the operation of his carnival. In 1955, they moved to Lodi where he was employed by General Mills, retiring in the early 1980s. He enjoyed buying and selling antiques and traveling to North Dakota.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mary (Mike) Cato, Lockeford, Calif., and Gail Gibson, Napoleon; three sons, Rod, Lodi; Mike, Antelope, Calif., and Pat, Stockton, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John, Evoldt and Norbert; and two sisters, Hulda Ehmann and Helma Hofstad.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon.
Visitation: one hour before the service at the church.
Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Anna L. Mueller, 83, Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Napoleon, N.D., died Monday, April 26, 2010, at St. Vincentís Care Center, Bismarck.

Annie Marquart was born June 27, 1926, at Napoleon, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Weigel) Marquart. She grew up and attended school in the Napoleon area until the age of 16. Later she received her General Educational Development degree. She married Alvin Mueller on Feb. 5, 1945, at Napoleon. They lived in Hazelton, N.D., until 1955 when they moved to Lodi, Calif. She worked many years in care centers in Lodi. They moved back to Napoleon a few years ago. He died in 2005 and she moved to St. Vincentís Care Center, Bismarck. She enjoyed singing and dancing.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Mike) Cato and Gail Gibson; three sons, Rod, Mike and Patrick; a sister, Elizabeth Schumacher; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon.

Visitation: one hour before the service at the church.
Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.

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NAPOLEON ó Anna "Annie" (Marquart) Mueller, 83, Napoleon, passed away April 26, 2010, at St. Vincentís Care Center, Bismarck. Services were held April 29 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon.

Annie was born June 27, 1926, to Joseph and Barbara (Weigel) Marquart in Napoleon. She was the 10th child of 12. She spent her childhood on the family homestead in the Napoleon area. She attended the small schools in the Napoleon area, where at times, her teacher was her oldest sister.

Annie met Alvin Mueller of Gackle and they were married on Feb. 5, 1945. Annie and Alvin lived in Hazelton after their marriage, where they had their first four children. In 1955, they moved to Lodi, Calif., and they then had their fifth child. Annie and Alvin always dreamed of returning back to North Dakota and in 2004, they returned to Napoleon. Alvin passed away in 2005 and Annie then moved to Bismarck, where she was a resident at St. Vincentís Care Center.

Annie worked for many years in care centers in Lodi. She loved her job and made many lifelong friendships with her patients. She loved to sing and dance. She had an amazing voice that touched many. One of her greatest joys was being surrounded by her family. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister and aunt. She had an extremely kind heart and her door was always open to everyone. Whenever anyone needed someone to talk to or a kind shoulder to cry on, they turned to Annie.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Mary (Mike) Cato, Gail Gibson, Rod Mueller, Mike Mueller and Patrick Mueller; one sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Schumacher; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. All of whom visited Annie often.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Alvin; her sisters, Barbara Mitzel, Margaret Welder and Mary Stoller; her brothers, Ben Marquart, Pete Marquart, Felix Marquart, Jay Marquart and Frank Marquart; two infant sisters; and her parents, Joseph and Barbara.

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Anna Marquart (Marquart) Mueller (1926 - 2010)

Anna Marquart Mueller was born on June 27, 1926 to Joseph and Barbara Marquart in Napoleon, North Dakota. Annie passed on April 26, 2010 from complications of Alzheimer's in Bismarck, ND. She was 83 years old.

She was the tenth child in a family of twelve children. She spent her childhood on the family homestead in Napoleon, ND. Annie's job was to milk cows which she hated doing. She attended the small schools in and around the Napoleon area where at times her teacher was her oldest sister. Annie left school when she was sixteen and did not graduate. In later years when her children were grown, Annie went back to school and received her G.E.D diploma of which she was extremely proud.

As a young woman Annie loved singing and dancing, attending as many wedding dances as she could in the small community of Napoleon, ND. One dance had a requirement of in order to attend you had to participate in a town parade. Just so she could attend the dance Annie grabbed a friends dog, tied a ribbon around the dogs neck and marched in the parade. She was allowed to attend the dance.

Annie married Alvin Jacob Mueller on Feb 5th, 1945. Annie and Alvin moved to Hazelton, ND and had four children, finally moving to Lodi, CA in the mid 50's where they had their fifth child. They remained in Lodi raising their children until a few years ago and then moving back to Napoleon. They remained there until Alvin's passing in 2005 when Annie moved into St. Vincent's Care Center in Bismarck where she remained until her passing.

Annie worked for many years in care centers in Lodi. She loved her job as caretaker and made many lifelong friends with her patients.

Annie had a quick wit and was loved by all that knew her. Annie is survived by her last remaining sibling, Elizabeth Schumacher; her children: Mary (Mike) Cato, Gail Gibson, Rod Mueller, Mike Mueller and Patrick Mueller. She is survived by six grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews all of whom visited Annie often and who she loved very much.

Services were held at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Napoleon, ND on April 29, 2010.

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Edward Mueller, 94, Gackle, N.D., died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Mr. Mueller was born Aug. 26, 1911, in Logan County, near Gackle, the son of John and Theresia (Baltzer) Mueller. He grew up and received his elementary education in the local rural school. He married Lillian Remboldt on March 19, 1939, at Grace Baptist Church, Gackle. He owned and operated a trucking firm. In 1942, they went into the grocery business with her family and later were sole owners of Mueller Fairway Grocery. They retired in 1974. He moved to Wishek Home for the Aged in February of 2006. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, where he served as trustee and spent many hours working. He also served as city alderman and mayor of Gackle. He enjoyed working on wood projects and making furniture.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Valerie (Al) Scheet, Gackle; a brother, Walter (Hulda), Wishek; a sister, Lorraine Gill, Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Helmuth; three brothers and eight sisters.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Revs. Timothy Blackman and Marty Toepke-Floyd officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

William Gary Morlock "Billy", 61, of Richmond VA, a native of Gackle, died Nov 2, 2008.

Morlock was a Marine Corps veteran and was retired from Dupont. Funeral services were held in Richmond, VA and burial was held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Jamestown. He is survived by his mother, Ida Morlock, two brothers, Ron and Bob, two sisters, Marlys and Marcella; two children, Brian and Margo, and two grandchildren.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch - Nov 5, 2008

Morlock, Mr. William Gary, 61, of Richmond, formerly of North Dakota, a retired employee of DuPont, companion of Nora Rodriguez.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Curtis D. Moser, 74, Jamestown, formerly of Medina, N.D., died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Moser was born March 15, 1935, in Medina, the son of Peter J. and Rachel (Opp) Moser. He graduated from Medina High School, Medina, in May 1953. He joined the U.S. Army and was discharged in November 1955. He married Dorthy Mock on Oct. 3, 1970. He worked construction and drove truck and then became a laborer and maintenance man for Northern Pacific and Burlington Northern Railroad for 35 years. He retired in 1996. He enjoyed sports and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Ron, Valley City, N.D., Dale (Sherry), Benson, Minn., Gary (Theresa Bergstedt) and Terry (Sara), both Jamestown; a daughter, Paula (Josh) Gudmestad, Jamestown; two sisters, Phyllis Hochhalter, Medina, and Shirley (Rod) Hanson, Las Vegas, Nev.; a brother, Roger (Cherry), Medina; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Darlene Slavick.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Zion United Church of Christ, Medina, with Pastor Karl Limvere officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Donald Duane Moser, 61, Medina, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Moser was born Oct. 4, 1947, in Jamestown, the son of Ernest and Helen (Lorenz) Moser. He grew up and attended school in Medina. He married Connie Oster on July 1, 1978. In 1979, he went to work for his parents who owned Stutsman County Sanitation and in 1989, they took over the business. They sold it in 1999. In 2000, he went to work for Duratech Industries, Jamestown. He was a supporter of the Big Dog Needy Kids Christmas Party. He enjoyed visiting, traveling and sports.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Shannon Moser, Jamestown, and Dawn (Eldroy) Salinas, Medina; his mother, Medina; a brother, Kenneth, Fargo, N.D.; three sisters, Jean Moser, Fargo, Linda Moser Eicholtz, Bismarck, N.D., and Sherry (Clifford) Meadows, Medina; and three granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday, English Lutheran Church, Medina, with the Rev. Chris Hogstad officiating.
Visitation: none planned.
Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to Big Dog Country Christmas Party for Kids.


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The Jamestown Sun [online], ND
December 11-16, 2000

Edwin Mueller, 93, Wishek, N.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Wishek Nursing Home.

Mr. Mueller was born Sept. 23, 1907, in rural Logan County, northeast of Wishek, the son of John and Theresa (Baltzer) Mueller. He grew up on the family farm and received his education in rural Logan County schools. He lived and farmed with his family. He married Esther Finck Sept. 29, 1931, at the Mueller family farm. They farmed 15 miles northeast of Wishek. In 1953 they moved to Bismarck, where he worked as a painter for a year. In 1954 they returned to the farm. He also worked for the local ASCS office for 13 years while on the farm. In 1963 they moved to Wishek, when their son, Gerald took over the family farm. He did carpentry work in Wishek, until he retired. Since 1994 they lived in the Wishek Nursing Home Apartments. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church. He served on the local ASCS board for several years. He enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Gerald (Vangie), Wishek; two brothers, Walter (Hulda), Wishek, and Edward (Lillian), Gackle, N.D.; five sisters, Bertha Solar, Stockton, Calif., Marie Merkel, Lodi, Calif., Edna Pedrucie, Stockton, Calif., Lorraine (Gill), Columbus, Ohio, and Viola (Art) Erbele, Wishek; and nine grandchildren.

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

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, Zion United Methodist Church, Wishek, with the
Rev. Marty Toepke-Floyd officiating. Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, November 30, 2009

Esther Mueller, 97, Wishek, N.D., died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Esther Fink was born Feb. 23, 1912, in Logan County near Wishek, the daughter of Philip and Mathilda (Leischner) Fink. She grew up and attended rural school near Wishek. She married Edwin Mueller on Sept. 29, 1931, on the Mueller farm near Wishek. They farmed in the Wishek area until 1953 when they moved to Bismarck, N.D. In 1954, they returned to the Mueller farm, which they operated until 1963 when they moved into Wishek. She worked as a cook at Wishek Community Hospital until she retired. He died Dec. 12, 2000. She entered Wishek Home for the Aged in 2003. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wishek.

She is survived by a brother Raymond, Napoleon, N.D.; a sister, Lavina Rembold, Billings, Mont.; a daughter-in-law, Vangie Mueller, Wishek; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Gerald; her parents; a brother; a sister; and two great-granddaughters.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, United Methodist Church, Wishek.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, August 18, 2008

The funeral for Gerald Mueller, Wishek, ND will be Monday, August 18, 2008 at the United Church of Christ at 11:00 AM at Wishek, ND. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek, ND. Burial will be at Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek, ND.

Gerald "Gerry" Mueller son of Edwin and Esther (Fink) Mueller was born May 7, 1940 at Fargo, ND. Gerry was raised on a farm near Wishek and attended rural school before attending Wishek High School. He entered the National Guard in 1958 and received his training at Fort Ord, CA. Gerry returned back to Wishek and was united in marriage to Vangie Kramlich on September 27, 1959 at Lehr, ND. They farmed and had a trucking company in the Wishek area. In 1995 they moved into Wishek. Gerry was a member of the Wishek United Methodist Church. He loved fishing and bowling.

Gerry died Friday, August 15, 2008 at Med Center One at Bismarck, ND. He was 68 years old.

Gerry is survived by his wife, Vangie, Wishek, ND; one son, Barry Mueller and friend Lisa Jochim, Wishek, ND; two daughters, RoxsAnne (Rick) Bold, Lincoln, ND; Jeanine (Tim) Wagner, Wishek, ND; his mother, Esther Mueller, Wishek, ND and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and two granddaughters. Dahlstrom Funeral Home of Wishek, ND entrusted with arrangements.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, November 4, 2006

Hulda Mueller, 90, Wishek, N.D., died Nov. 1, 2006, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Hulda Buchholz was born March 21, 1916, the daughter of Edward and Emilia (Bertsch) Buchholz. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Lehr, N.D. She attended rural elementary school in Lautt, District 1, Logan County. She married Walter Mueller on June 8, 1937. They farmed the Mueller homestead 16 miles northeast of Wishek for 44 years. They retired and moved to Wishek in 1981. She attended rural Hope E.U.B. Church and Wishek United Methodist Church, Wishek.

She is survived by her husband and a daughter-in-law, Donna Mueller, Anoka, Minn.

She was preceded in death by two sons, an infant and John; her parents; and two brothers, Wesley and Luther.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Zion United Methodist Church, Wishek.
Visitation: 1 to 3 p.m. today and Sunday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek.


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Wishek Star, ND
October 7, 2003

Funeral services for John E. Mueller, 63, of Wishek and Anoka, Minn., will be held at 10 a.m, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at First Baptist Church, Wishek, with Pastor Marty Toepke-Floyd officiating. He died accidentally and tragically on Oct. 4 in Fargo.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Wishek, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

John was born on the family farm, 15 miles northeast of Wishek, to Walter and Hulda (Buchholz) Mueller. He grew up on the farm and received his elementary education in Hollandsworth Township School in rural Logan County. John took his first three years of High School education by correspondence, then went on to graduate from Lehr High School in 1957. He attended Normal Industrial Teacher's College, in Ellendale, graduating in 1961, with a double major in elementary and business education. John furthered his education by going on to receive his masters degrees in business education and media generalist.

John married Donna Miller on Aug.19, 1962 at the Methodist Church in Forbes. John started teaching in the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minnesota, as a 5th and 6th grade teacher for a short time, before he began teaching computer technology, which he taught for many years. John taught in the Anoka-Hennepin School District from the fall of 1961 until June 1997, when he retired, after teaching there for 36 years. He worked diligently for, and with, the students and community that he served. John represented teachers as well, with many years of service as a building representative to the Anoka Hennepin Education Association, a teacher representative to the Minnesota Legislature, and as a representative to the state and national education associations.

After John retired from teaching, he pursued his love of farming, flying, hunting, fishing, travel, working for various political causes, conservation, promoting North Dakota wildlife, and becoming the host of the weekly Anoka Cable TV talk show in which he interviewed people of note, that might have a story of local interest. He stayed active in teacher associations, appeared in various commercials in both print and video fields, worked at physical fitness, and could often be found driving a tractor or combine across the land that his father and grandfather had worked before him. He was well known in the area as a farmer that managed the land, always replacing what was used. He had planted thousands of trees, dug water holes, raised and released pheasants, and provided shelter and food for wildlife of all kinds over the many years.

Every summer John and Donna would return back to North Dakota, at first living with John's parents, where they helped with the farming, and then, in 1980, they purchased and moved to their own farm, northeast of Wishek. John was a pilot for most of his adult life, he owned a Beechcraft Bonanza, and had spent thousands of hours in the air. He flew between Wishek and Crystal, Minn., so that he could participate in two vastly different worlds. John was a member of the NRA, the Republican Party, various education organizations, and conservation groups. He enjoyed walking the countryside, sitting quietly in the North Dakota twilight, and hearing the many sounds of nature.

Survivors include, his wife and soul mate of 41 years, Donna Mueller, of Wishek and Anoka; his parents, Walter and Hulda Mueller, of Wishek; his mother-in-law, Rosie Miller of Ellendale; and many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Linda Stading will serve as organist for the service. Special music will be duets provided by Violet Buchholz and Vicki Rudolph, and Kay Weber and Mary Ann Weber. Pallbearers will be Richard Mueller, Henry Buchholz, Frank Meuers, Dr. Murray Mylrea, Gary Sellner and Wayne Swedal.

Interment will be in the Wishek City Cemetery. Dahlstrom Funeral Home of Wishek is in charge of arrangements.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lillian Mueller, 94, Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D.

Lillian Remboldt was born Aug. 3, 1914, at Gackle, the daughter of Henry and Christina (Hehn) Remboldt. She grew up and attended school in Gackle and graduated from Gackle High School in 1933. She worked in her fatherís grocery business in Gackle. She married Edward Mueller on March 19, 1939, at Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Rev. G.W. Rutsch officiating. She continued working at the grocery business until they retired in 1974. He died May 2006. She moved to the Gackle Care Center in October 2006 and then to the Wishek Home for the Aged in June 2008. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, and a charter member of the Baptist Gleaners. She enjoyed cooking and talking on the phone.

She is survived by her daughter, Valerie (Al) Sheet; two grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and two stepgreat-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son-in-law, Helmuth Remmick, a brother, Ruben (Budge); and a sister, Helen.

Services: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Tim Blackman officiating.
Prayer service: 5 p.m. Saturday, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.



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Stutsman County Record
Jamestown, ND
September 17, 1936, Page 6

PAULINE MUELLER, GACKLE, DIES HERE

Miss Pauline Mueller, 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Mueller of Gackle, passed away last night at the Jamestown hospital after a lingering illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the farm home and at 2 o'clock at the Newdorf Lutheran church, Gackle, Rev. Johanus Grill officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Miss Mueller was born August 8, 1912 and is survived by her parents, four brothers and four sisters.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
March 17, 2004

Ronald C. Mueller, 62, of Lodi, CA, died Feb. 22, 2004 in Stockton following a lengthy illness.

He was born Sept. 23, 1941, in Gackle and moved to Lodi with his family in 1952.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, February 21, 2008

Walter Mueller, 96, Wishek, N.D., died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Mr. Mueller was born Aug. 26, 1911, in Logan County, near Wishek, the son of John F. and Theresa (Baltzer) Mueller. He grew up on the family farm 16 miles northeast of Wishek, and received his elementary education in a one-room school in Hollandsworth School district, Logan County. He was a member of rural Hope E.U.B. Church and later Wishek United Methodist Church. He married Hulda "Nellie" Buchholz on June 8, 1937. They farmed the family farm. They retired in 1981. They then moved to Wishek. He served on the Logan County ASCS Committee for 18 years and the Wishek Airport Board for nine years. He enjoyed playing cards and caring for the airport grounds.

He is survived by a daughter-in-law, Donna Mueller, Anoka, Minn.; and a sister, LoRayne Gill, Columbus, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, an infant and John; his parents; four brothers, Edwin, Edward, John and Rolland; and eight sisters.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Wishek United Methodist Church, Wishek.
Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
August 15, 2001

Edward "Ed" Muller, 69, Lodi, Calif., died July 31, 2001, in a local hospital of natural causes after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Muller was born May 13, 1932, in Gackle, N.D., where he grew up and graduated from high school. He moved to Lodi in 1952. He was inducted into the U.S. Army. He was discharged in 1954 and returned to Lodi. He married Adeline Janke Aug. 12, 1955. He was employed by Spierkerman's, John's Manville and Mason Packing. He was employed as a utility operator by the City of Lodi for 27 years and retired in 1987. He was a member of Lockeford V.F.W. Post No. 9009, Lodi American Legion Post No. 22, Lodi Order Eagles Lodge No. 848 and Lodi Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 634. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, woodworking, bowling and baseball.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Debra Muller, Lodi; a son, Barry (Kimberlee), Lodi; a sister, Emma Kundert, Lodi; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Jake, Adolph and Art.

Services: Held 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, Lodi Funeral Home, Lodi, with the Rev. Dennis Fakes officiating.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, February 9, 2008

Eva Muller, 89, Wishek, N.D., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Eva Job was born Nov. 1, 1918, south of Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Eva (Mayer) Job. She received her elementary education at the local rural school, and grew up in the vicinity where she helped on the family farm. She married Richard Muller on Oct. 5, 1939, in Kulm, N.D. They lived on his parentsí farm. They retired in 1984 and moved into Gackle. He died in 1991. She continued to live in Gackle until December 2007 when she entered Wishek Home for the Aged. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, and Ruth Circle.

She is survived by a son Allen R. (Lynda), Brookings, S.D.; a sister, Katie Hollingsworth, Bumpass, Va.; three stepsisters, Elsie Dallman, The Dalles, Ore.; Edna (Ronald) Smith, Prineville, Ore.; Lillian (Raymond) Skattum, Adrian, N.D.; three stepbrothers, Ernest, Great Falls, Mont.; Walter "Bud" (Betty), Windsor, N.D., and Donald (Carol), Vancouver, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother, a sister, three stepbrothers and two stepsisters.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Russ Pollock officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Gackle.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The funeral for Gustav Muller, 91, Gackle, N.D., will be at 2 Saturday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 Friday, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle. He died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995.

Mr. Muller was born Aug. 20, 1904, near Gackle, where he grew up and attended school. On Nov. 28, 1928, he married Magdalena Adam [see note] in Jamestown, N.D. They lived on a farm near Gackle, and moved into Gackle in 1937. He was a carpenter and lumberman in Gackle, and owned the Chevrolet dealership. He entered Wishek (N.D.) Retirement Home in February.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Violet (Edwin) Munsch, Des Moines, ...

Date: Fri - November 3, 1995
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a13

NOTE: Magdalene's maiden name was Muller. Her mother's maiden name was Adam.


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Mrs. K. Mueller, In County Since '95, Dies

Mrs. Katharina Muller, 89, resident of the Gackle community since 1895, died Oct. 19 at Jamestown Hospital. She had been taken to the hospital in the morning.

Katherina Adam was born Jan. 22, 1874, in South Russia, the daughter of Jacob Adam and Christina Klipfel Adam. At the age of 12 she came with her parents to the United States in 1886 when they settled at Eureka. On Nov. 20, 1894, she and Jacob Muller Sr. were married at Eureka.

In 1895 they settled on a homestead nine miles southwest of Gackle in Logan County. They lived on the farm until 1934 when they moved into Gackle for their retirement. Following her husbands death in 1942, she continued to make her home in Gackle.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. August F. (Pauline) Dockter, Streeter, Mrs. Gustav (Magdalena) Muller and Mrs. Edward (Hulda) Schlenker of Gackle, six grandchildren, sic great grandchildren, two brothers, Gottlieb Adam, Medicine Hat, Canada, and Henry Adam, Big Horn, Mont.

She was preceded in death by a son Jacob in 1962, one sister, two sons in infancy, and three brothers.

Funeral service was held Tuesday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle. (Haut Funeral Home)

Napoleon Homestead, ND
Wednesday, October 23, 1963
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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Date Of Death 11/23/1999
Age 61

GACKLE -- LeRoy E. Muller, 61, Gackle, died Nov. 23, 1999, in a Jamestown hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with burial in Gackle City Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; three sons, Scott and Steve, both of Wishek, and Loren, Gackle; one daughter, Kim Olson, Fargo; five grandchildren; one brother, Melvin, Gackle, and one sister, Esther Maier, Wishek. (Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown)
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LeRoy E. Muller, 61, Gackle, N.D., died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, in Jamestown (N.D.) Hospital.

Mr. Muller was born Oct. 22, 1938, in Logan County, N.D. He graduated from Gackle High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1966. On Aug. 30, 1964, he married Carol Gumke in Gackle. They farmed near Gackle. In 1997 they semi-retired to Gackle.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Scott (Kim), Steve, both Wishek, N.D., Loren, Gackle; a daughter, Kim (Jay) Olson, Fargo; a brother, Melvin (Delores), Gackle; a sister, Esther (Roger) Maier, Wishek; and five grandchildren. ...

Date: Fri - November 26, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
December 19, 2002

Magdalena Muller, 94, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002, in Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Magdalena Muller was born April 15, 1908, in Gackle, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On Nov. 28, 1928, she married Gustav Muller in Jamestown. They farmed near Gackle. In 1937, they moved into Gackle. He died in 1995. In 1998 she entered the Gackle Care Center and in 2000 she entered Hi-Acres Manor.

She is survived by a daughter, Violet (Edwin) Munsch, Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Today from 9-9, with a prayer service at 7, in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Funeral: Friday at 11 in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Sunday, March 1, 2009


ElRoy M. Mund, 76, Bismarck, died Feb. 27, 2009, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. David Swonger officiating. Burial will be held in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

ElRoy was born May 22, 1932, to Edwin and Adina (Liebig) Mund in Fredonia. He was raised and educated at Ashley. He joined the U.S. Army on Nov. 8, 1951, and was honorably discharged on Aug. 12, 1953, as a sergeant. He graduated from Wahpeton School of Science. He was an auditor for the North Dakota State Tax Department for over 30 years. ElRoy married Darlene Klipfel on Sept. 27, 1953. They lived in Mandan for 45 years where they raised their family. They moved to Bismarck in 2003.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Darlene; one daughter, Kristen Mund; two sons, Kerry (Colette) Mund, and Kyle Mund (Kazy), all of Bismarck; one sister, Adline Delzer, Billings, Mont.; four grandchildren, Monica and Marisa Mund, Kaden Mund and Breanna; and his sisters-in-law, Bernice Gehring, Lodi, Calif., Gertrude (Ervin) Schumacher, Mesa, Ariz., and Erna Scherle, Santa Monica, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Adina Mund; his father and mother-in-law, Fred and Lydia (Bender) Klipfel; his brothers-in-law, Raymond Klipfel, Willie Delzer, Art Gehring and Ruben Scherle; and one sister-in-law, Deloris Klipfel.
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Ashley Tribune, ND
Thursday, March 5, 2009

ElRoy M. Mund, 76, of Bismarck, died on Feb. 27, 2009, in a Bismarck hospital. The funeral service was held Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David Swonger officiating. Burial was held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan. ElRoy was born on May 22, 1932, to Edwin and Adina (Liebig) Mund in Fredonia, ND. He was raised and educated at Ashley, ND.


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Minot Daily News, ND
March 8, 2008

Oct. 9, 1921-March 4, 2008 Roland Mund, 86, Minot, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, in a Minot nursing home.

Roland was born Oct. 9, 1921, near Fredonia, to Gotthilf and Anna (Munsch) Mund. He attended grade school at Hoffnung Stalhl District No. 1 in McIntosh County, and graduated from Ashley High School in 1940.

Roland attended college in Jamestown in 1941. Roland taught rural school in Logan County, near Fredonia until 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Aug. 12, 1942, serving in the Army Signal Corps, until his honorable discharge in January 1946. Roland was united in marriage to Gertrude Irene Krapu at the Lutheran church in Kulm June 11, 1944.

He graduated from Dakota Business College in Fargo in 1947, and gained employment at Whitcomb and Foss Plumbing and Heating as an accountant and in sales until 1948. Later that year he worked for Standard Oil Company of Fargo as an accountant and senior clerk until moving to Lakota in 1950. Roland worked in various capacities from 1950-1953 in New Rockford and Cooperstown.

Roland moved to Mandan in December 1953, working for Sanitary Plumbing and Heating as an accountant and in sales until moving to H.A. Thompson and Sons Plumbing and Heating in Bismarck, working in the same positions until September 1959. In 1959, he worked part time as a self-employed accountant and in addition used his accounting skills to work at Mandan Plumbing and Heating until 1967.

Roland started his own full-time public accounting business, Mund Accounting, in Mandan in 1967. Gertrude died Dec. 23, 1976. He owned and operated the business until he retired in 1986, with remaining interest in Mund Accounting, PC until 1990, when he retired completely. He moved to Phoenix in 1991 and to Minot in 1997.

Roland was a member of First Lutheran Church in Mandan, where he served as a past treasurer and council member. He was also involved as a member of the Toastmasters, American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars, all of Mandan.

Roland had many interests in life which included bowling, golfing and wood carving. He was a very talented musician, accomplished in piano, guitar, banjo and organ. You name it, he played and sang to it too! His wife, Gertrude, wrote words for a song and he then composed the accompaniment. The song placed in the top 10 songs chosen by Lawrence Welk to be used as the North Dakota song.

Roland will be spoken about often and remembered always for his smile, by all who shared in his life.

Surviving family includes: Sons, Keith Mund, Round Rock, Texas, and Kenneth Mund, Watertown, S.D.; daughters, Karen Davidson, Minot, and Karla Nelson, Grand Forks; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Marvin Mund, of Brooks, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Anna and Gotthilf; wife, Gertrude; daughter, Kay Kelley; grandson, Bram Davidson; sisters, Edna Friederich and Esther Cline; brothers, Edwin, Lawrence and Kenneth Mund.

Funeral service: Monday, March 10, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Mandan City Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation: Sunday, March 9, 2008, from noon until 5 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to the Salvation Army.

Those wanting to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Herman Fred Munsch, 78, Kulm, N.D., died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at the Ashley (N.D.) Medical Center.

Mr. Munsch was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Logan County, five miles southwest of Fredonia, N.D, the son of Karl Sr. and Ottilia (Widmer) Munsch. He attended elementary school at Haag School District south of Fredonia. He was baptized and confirmed at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Fredonia. He married Lucille Grosz on June 27, 1948. They farmed the Karl Munsch Sr. farmstead until they purchased it in 1954. They retired from farming in 1989 and moved to Kulm. He served on the church council, school board, township board and elevator board. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm.

He is survived by his wife; a sister, Hulda Nelson, Barrett, Minn.; a brother-in-law, James (Genevieve) Grosz, Breckenridge, Minn.; and a sister-in-law, Anna Marie Grosz, Kulm.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Karl, Harold, Leonard and Theodore; and seven sisters, Clara, Esther, Ida, Ruth, Lorraine, Anna and Lilia.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Kulm Congregational Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, March 17, 2003

Hulda Munsch, 91, Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Hulda Entzi was born March 5, 1912, at the family farm home seven miles east of Lehr, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Eva (Miller) Entzi. She grew up in Lehr and attended the local rural school, receiving her elementary education there. She married Harold Munsch on Feb. 5, 1931, at Ashley, N.D. They lived in the Fredonia and Lehr area. In 1941 they moved to a farm six miles south of Gackle. In November 1948 they moved into Gackle, where she worked on various jobs around town and in the kitchen at the Gackle Public Schools for 10 years. He died Oct. 30, 1990. In January 2001 she entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid since 1950.

She is survived by two sons, Jack (Kaye), West Fargo, N.D., and Edwin (Vi), Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters, Martha Reuter, Clinton, Iowa, and Rose Veil, Eugene, Ore.; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Ray Heidtke officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.



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Napoleon Homestead, ND
January 12, 1966

Services Friday at Fredonia for Karl Munsch Sr.

Karl Munsch Sr., 81, longtime resident of the Fredonia community died Monday, Jan. 10 at his home in Fredonia. His death was attributed to a heart condition.

He was born August 31, 1884 in Bon Homme County near Scotland, S. D., the son of Jacob Munsch and Christina Mauch Munsch. In September, 1900 at the age of 16 he came with his parents to North Dakota where they settled in McIntosh County near what is now Fredonia.

On January 28, 1909, he and Ottilia Wider were married in the local rural church near Fredonia. Following marriage they homesteaded on a farm five miles southwest of Fredonia, where they lived until their retirement. In 1948 they moved into Fredonia.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Harold, Gackle; Leonard, Renville, Minn.; Theodore and Herman, Fredonia; seven daughters, Clara (Mrs. Ernest Schmidt) of Medicine Lake, Minn.; Esther (Mrs. Andrew Entzi), Anna (Mrs. John Schlecht), Lilia (Mrs. Gottfried Riebhagen), all of Fredonia; Hulda, (Mrs. Nels Nelson), Barrett, Minn.; Ida (Mrs. Ida Krueger), Wishek; Ruth (Mrs. Reinhold Humann), Minneapolis, Minn.; 29 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren; one brother, Henry Munsch, Fredonia; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Ulmer, Ellendale, and Mrs. Anna Mund, Jamestown.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Fredonia with Rev. Russell Hunter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery north of Fredonia. The body is at the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle until taken to the church on Friday at noon.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, October 23, 2009

Lucille Munsch, 81, Kulm, N.D., died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at her home.

Lucille Grosz was born Sept. 26, 1928, on a farm 14 miles southwest of Kulm, the daughter of David and Theresa (Weispfenning) Grosz. She was baptized and confirmed at the First Congregational Church, Kulm. She grew up and graduated from Kulm High School, Kulm, in 1946. She received her Bachelor of Science in education from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D., through the Ellendale, N.D., branch. She taught school form 1946 to 1976 in Kulm, Fredonia, N.D., and Lehr, N.D. She married Herman Munsch on June 27, 1948, at Kulm. They began farming in 1948. In 1954 they purchased the Munsch family farm where they raised small grain and livestock. They retired in 1989. They moved into Kulm on Nov. 14, 1989. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm, where she served in several organizations.

She is survived by a brother, James (Genevieve), Breckenridge, Minn.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
January 6, 1966

Son of Former Gackle Residents Dies at Ellendale

Scott Harold Munsch, nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Munsch, Monango, former Gackle residents, died early Wednesday at the Ellendale Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient about one week.

Private family funeral services were held December 31st in the Haut Funeral Chapel in Gackle with John F. Mertz, pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle officiating. Burial will be in the Gackle cemetery.

Scott was born July 14, 1956, at Lodi, Calif. The family returned to Gackle in 1958, later moving to Ellendale, and in 1961 they moved to Monango where Mr. Munsch is superintendent of the Public Schools. Scott was a student in the fourth grade in the Monango school.

Surviving are his parents, one brother Benjamin Munsch; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Munsch, Gackle, and Mrs. B. F. Crabtree, Ellendale, and his great Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Karl Munsch, Fredonia.

The pallbearers were Gustav Muller, Herbert Muller, Albert Gieszler, and Milton Wentz.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Elma Muonio, 91, Jamestown, formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Friday, July 10, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Elma Mary Dormanen was born June 10, 1918, at Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Louie and Martha (Homola) Dormanen. She grew up and attended school in Lead, S.D., and Fredonia, N.D. She married Arnold Muonio on Nov. 22, 1938, at Napoleon, N.D. They lived on a farm south of Gackle. After he died, she moved into Gackle. She spent winters in Minneapolis working as a nanny/housekeeper for 13 years. She moved to Gackle Care Center, Gackle, in January 2009, and in May she moved to Hi-Acres Manor. She was a lifelong member of Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, Gackle. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting and crocheting.

She is survived by two sons, Richard (Marcia), Livonia, Mich., and Gary (Margaret), Victoria, Minn.; two daughters, Joanne (Gene) Lunzman, Gackle, and Arlene (George) Nelson, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; two sisters, Nancy (Frank) Uskoski, Kalispell, Mont., and Eleanor (Robert) Tapani, Battle Ground, Wash.; 37 grandchildren; and more than 100 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Donald; parents; four sisters, Ellen, Florence, Irene and Fredericka in infancy; and three grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. today, Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Daryl Bellikka officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.

Burial: Homola Cemetery, rural Gackle.


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Minot Daily News , ND
April 10, 2008

WILTON - Esther Murrey, 86, Wilton, died Sunday, April 6, 2008, in a Bismarck hospital.

She was born Jan. 19, 1922, to Karl and Katherine Wanner near Wishek. She married Frank Murrey Aug. 26, 1942, in Bismarck.

Survivors: sons, Stan and Mark, both Wilton, Tom, Kansas City, Kan.; daughters, Mikkel Libby, Bismarck, Debbie Fritel, Cooperstown, Colleen Flinn, Wilton; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Humann, Minneapolis.

Funeral: Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wilton.
Burial: Church cemetery, rural Wilton.
Prayer service: Friday, 7 p.m., in the church.
Visitation: Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., in the church. (Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn/Wilton)


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