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  RADER Otilda Dewald 2002

  RADKE Carolina Gall 1995    

  RAILE Alvin 2006     

  RAILE Viola Meidinger 2002

  RAMSTAD Della Mae Fode 2003  

  RAMSTAD Marvin 2009     

  RANKINEN Edna Schlenker 2010      

  RANTA Clara Mayer 2007     

  RASCH Bertha Mammel 1999     

  RATH Darrel 2007     

  RATH Erna Rudolf 2004   

  RATH Ida Rivinius 2002 

  RATTS Ida Reich 2005      

  RAU Clifford 2001 

  RAU Dwight 2001 

  RAU Edwin 2007      

  RAU Ellena Franz 2009       

  RAU Elsie Naasz 2007      

  RAU Eugene 2004    

  RAU Frieda Opp 2010      

  RAU Harry A. 1996

  RAU Katherina Raile 1964    

  RAU Norman 1996

  RAU Rose Schumacher 2009      

  RAU Walter 2008   

  RAY Chester Leo 2004  

  RAY Esther Moe Grothe 2004  

  REDINGER Leah Janke 2004    

  REGAN Robert F. 2005     

  REGLIN Martha Heiser 2008  

  REICH Andrew 1950    

  REICH August 2008    

  REICH Edna 1997

  REICH Harley 2005     

  REICH John J. 2006  

  REICH Katie Lang 1988 

  REICH Lydia Ackerman 2008 

  REICH Marie Ruff 2008  

  REICH Milton 2008  

  REICH Rose Suko 2006    

  REIMCHE Edna Heinrich 2000    

  REINHARDT Katherine Moos 1967

  REINKE Edith Elhard Schlenker 2001

  REISTER Emil 2002 

  REMBOLD Helen Stelzer 2008  

  REMBOLDT Albert C. 1986

  REMBOLDT Alice F. Maier 2009    

  REMBOLDT Alida Zenker 2004  

  REMBOLDT Annabelle Flyte 2008

  REMBOLDT Archie 2004

  REMBOLDT Arthur J. 1989

  REMBOLDT Autumn Lynn 2007     

  REMBOLDT Carol Olson 1997

  REMBOLDT Caroline Lang 1965    

  REMBOLDT Christine Dorr 2000

  REMBOLDT Clayton 2007     

  REMBOLDT Clyde 2010       

  REMBOLDT Delmer 1989

  REMBOLDT Donna Davis 2010       

  REMBOLDT Dwight D. 1993

  REMBOLDT Edward C. 2002

  REMBOLDT Ernest 1997

  REMBOLDT Erwin J. 2004  

  REMBOLDT Eva Aichle 1967

  REMBOLDT Harry Sr. 1998

  REMBOLDT Hulda Sprecher 2003 

  REMBOLDT Irene Clark 2003

  REMBOLDT Katherina Zimmerman 1963

  REMBOLDT Kevin Kent 1963

  REMBOLDT Lydia Schroeder 2001

  REMBOLDT Matilda Hehn 2010     

  REMBOLDT Oscar 1991

  REMBOLDT Paul 2007        

  REMBOLDT Reuben 2000 (2 Obits)

  REMBOLDT Roger B. 1993

  REMBOLDT Roger J. 2004   

  REMBOLDT Russell 2008   

  REMBOLDT Twila Docktor 2006  

  REMBOLDT Walter W. 2000

  REMMICK Alvin 2008  

  REMMICK Elmer 2002

  REMMICK Jacob 2008  

  REMMICK Rudolph 2003 

  REMPFER Gottfried 1955  

  REMPFER Arthur G. 2007

  REMPFER Mary Nitschke 1954 

  REMPFER Arthur G. 2007      

  RETZLAFF Ardell Eugene 2002

  REUER Emil 2008  

  REUER Magdalena Schumacher 2008 

  REULE Emil 2001 Bietz      

  RICHARDSON Elsie Meisenholder 2010   

  RICHARDSON Morris F. 2004

  RICHTER James 2009      

  RICHTER Karen Joyce 1996

  RICKARD Sylvester 1998

  RIEBHAGEN Gertrude Kusler 2006 

  RIEBHAGEN Gottfried 2001   

  RIEBHAGEN Otto 1999   

  RIEGER Amalie Schlittenhard 2008 

  RIEGER Bertha Sayler 2005     

  RIEGER Ida Dockter 1996

  RIEKER Erna Siegle 2003 

  RITOLA Fay Farr 1996

  RIVINIUS Benjamin 2000

  RIVINIUS Conrad 1997

  RIVINIUS Frieda 2010      

  RIVINIUS Henry Gottlieb 1995

  RIVINIUS Katherina Grenz 1969    

  RIVINIUS Lenhardt 1989 (2 Obits)

  RIVINIUS Rachel Tahran 2008   

  RIVINIUS Reuben 1989

  ROBILLARD Fred 2006   

  ROEDEL Gottfried 1968 

  ROEDEL Harry L. 1977  

  ROEDEL Sarah Gumke 1954  

  ROEHRICH Rev. Andrew 2010      

  ROEMMICH Emil 2010       

  ROEMMICH Henry 2008   

  ROEMMICH Phyllis Kemmet 2009 

  ROEMMICH Sophia Metzger 1980  

  ROEMMICH Sophia Roemmich 1963  

  ROHLA Lavern Lee Barnick 2009  

  ROHRBACK Richard 2009      

  ROHRBACK Richard Sr. 2009    

  ROHRICH Marie Roesler 2009    

  ROST Arthur J. 2007    

  ROTHWELL Esther Hust Miemietz 2002 

  ROTT Clarence 2006   

  ROTT Edwin 2009      

  ROTT Richard 2001 (2 Obits)

  ROTT Virgil 2007    

  ROUSH Leah Netzer 2006  

  ROVA  G. Adolph 1963   

  RUDDY Kelly Gene 2009      

  RUDOLF Alvin 2006   

  RUDOLF Michael K. 2007    

  RUDOLPH Arthur 2009      

  RUDOLPH Ella Heller 2009      

  RUDOLPH Matthew 2002 

  RUE Melvin 1997

  RUEB Adolph D. 2010      

  RUEB Rev. George 2006   

  RUFF Esther Krueger 2009     

  RUFF Frieda H. Remboldt 2002

  RUFF Jacob Sr. 1936    

  RUFF Jerome 1997 (2 Obits)

  RUFF Levurn 2002 (2 Obits)

  RUFF Pauline Erbele 2004 

  RUFF Roland E. 1998

  RUFF Rudolph 2005     

  RUFF Sharon Hochhalter 2007   

  RUTSCHKE David 2003 

  RUTSCHKE Gertrude Kast 2009    

  RYAN Anne Kocher 2001

  RYCHLIK Gerold 2010                    

  

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
February 20, 2002

Otilda Rader, 76, Hays, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002, at her home.

Otilda Dewald was born Nov. 23, 1925, at Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Peter and Albina (Doerr) Dewald. She married Howard LeRoy Rader Feb. 7, 1947, at Sacramento, Calif. She was a homemaker. He died July 11, 1996.

She is survived by six sons, Robert and Donald, both Hays, Ronald, Topeka, Kan., Larry, Sacramento, Roger, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Phillip, Minneapolis, Minn.; four daughters, Linda Vargas, Sacramento, Shirley Sawyer, Centerville, Mass., Nancy Rader, Ventura, Calif., and Marie Lowman, Marstons Mills, Mass.; four brothers, Phillip, Otto, Gottfried and Benjamin, all Streeter; three sisters, Irene Gienger, Sacramento, Pauline Landowski, St. Cloud, Minn., and Evangiline Nenow, Jamestown; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Ephriam, Alfred and Verner; and an infant sister, Leona.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Hays, with the Rev. William C. Miller officiating.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Burial: Mt. Allen Cemetery, Hays.


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The funeral for Carolina Radke, 91, Fredonia, N.D., will be at 1:30 Friday in Nazareth Congregational Church, Fredonia. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 today, with a prayer service at 8, in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle, N.D., and one hour before services in the church. She died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1995. Carolina Gall was born Oct. 1, 1903, near Wishek, N.D., where she grew up. On Nov. 6, 1924, she married Benhard Radke in Napoleon, N.D. They farmed near Fredonia. In 1934, they moved to Fredonia where she worked in the Economy Store. He died in 1978. In 1983, she moved to Kulm, N.D. She is survived by a son, Clifford (Florence), Fredonia; a sister, Bertha Banek, Wishek; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one step-grandchild ...

Date: Thu - September 21, 1995
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a12


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Alvin Raile 88 Wishek N.D. died Friday Jan. 20 2006 at Wishek Community Hospital Wishek.  Mr. Raile was born Nov. 14 1917 on a farm five miles southwest of Wishek the son of Jacob Jr. and Christina Martel Raile. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Wishek through the eighth grade. ...the business name was changed to Raile GMC and Body Shop ...
Monday, January, 23, 2006 


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The Jamestown Sun , ND
April 26, 2002

Viola Raile, 78, Wishek, N.D., died Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at Medcenter One, Bismarck, N.D.

Viola Meidinger was born May 23, 1923, on a farm north of Zeeland, N.D., the daughter of Albert C. and Emma (Schwindt) Meidinger. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural school near Zeeland. She married Alvin Raile on Aug. 27, 1948, at Mound City, S.D. They then moved to Wishek. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. She was a skilled seamstress. She enjoyed doing crafts and cross-stitching.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, James A. and Jacob (Linda), both Mandan, N.D.; two daughters, Doris (Larry) Strommen, Dickinson, N.D., and Betty (Wayne) Sailer, Mandan; five brothers, Wilbert (Landina), Marvin (Deloris), and Wilmer (Wilma), all Wishek, and Edgar (Phyliss) and Ellon (Rachel), both Zeeland; six sisters, Gertrude Kaseman, Bismarck, Lorraine (Adam) Kaseman, Gackle, N.D., Arlene (Melvin) Kaseman, Bowdie, S.D., and LuElla (Delton) Davis, Alma (Walter) Rath and Alvina (Herman) Sayler, all Wishek; seven grandchildren, a stepgrandson and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek, with the Rev. Don Hansen officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Wishek.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, October 20, 2003

Della Mae Ramstad, 81, Plymouth, Minn., formerly of Jamestown, died Oct. 17, 2003.

Della Mae Fode was the daughter of Oscar W. and Amelia Z. Fode. She was a 1943 graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, where she established the annual Oscar and Amelia Fode Memorial Law Lecture. She pursued her masterís degree at the University of Chicago. She was the former president of O.W. Fode Companies of Jamestown, where she lived until moving to Plymouth in 1980 to work as a volunteer in her sonís first campaign for the Minnesota Senate. She married Marvin J. Ramstad. She was a member of numerous organizations, including the American Legion Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, Jamestown, and the Wayzata Area Chambers of Commerce, American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Womenís Club, UND Alumni Association, Presbyterian Church, Republican Party and Delta Gamma Sorority.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Jim; a daughter, Sheryl Ramstad; a brother-in-law, A. William (Winifred) Ramstad, Seattle, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wayzata (Minn.) Community Church.
Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today, David Lee Funeral Home, Wayzata.
Burial: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown. Local arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Memorials: preferred to Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter of the Alzheimerís Association or Mayo Foundation Alzheimerís Research
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Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Published October 19, 2003

Della Mae Ramstad, mother of U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, R-Minn., and Minnesota Tax Court Judge Sheryl Ramstad, died Friday from complications of Alzheimer's disease. She was 81.

When her son ran for his first Minnesota Senate seat in Plymouth in western Hennepin County in 1980, she knocked on 8,612 doors to get the word out.

"She was a tireless and dedicated campaigner," Jim Ramstad said Saturday. "She was a champion of the underdog and an advocate for public service, and she instilled that in her children."

Growing up in Jamestown, N.D., Jim Ramstad said, dinners for the family were always later on Christmas and Thanksgiving because his mother was cooking and delivering food to others. On Saturdays she volunteered to help disabled children at a nearby school.

She also was president of the O.W. Fode Companies of Jamestown, a conglomeration of five companies related to the automobile and farm machinery industry that was founded by her parents, Oscar and Amelia Fode. She established the annual Oscar and Amelia Fode Memorial Law Lecture at the University of North Dakota.

A 1943 graduate of the university, she needed only to complete her thesis to obtain her master's degree from the University of Chicago when she met and married her husband of 58 years, Marvin Ramstad, who survives her.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Order of Eastern Star, the Jamestown and Wayzata Area chambers of commerce, the American Association of University Women, the Business and Professional Women's Club and the University of North Dakota Alumni Association.

Besides her husband and two children, Ramstad's survivors include three grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wayzata Community Church, 125 E. Wayzata Blvd. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, July 3, 2009

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) ó Marvin Ramstad, the father of former U.S. Rep. Jim Ramstad, has [July 1, 2009] died.

Born December 28, 1919, in Beach, N.D., to Joseph and Sarah Ramstad, Marv Ramstad was a 1936 graduate of Beach High School and attended Pacific Lutheran University, where he lettered in football. Marv received his Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the University of Washington in 1943. Marv earned his way through both universities by mining gold in Alaska with his brothers.

A great American patriot, Marv served as an Ensign, in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, when he married the love of his life, Della Mae Fode Ramstad. Following the war, Marv and Della Mae lived in Jamestown, N.D., where he worked as President and CEO of Midwest Motors until his retirement in 1984.

Marv was also very active in civic and business organizations including the National Automobile Dealers Association, Chrysler Corporation National Advertising Council, American Legion, Chamber of Commerce, B.P.O.E., Boy Scouts of America and Plymouth Lions. Marv was also a deacon in the First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown. Marv was actively involved in the political campaigns of his son, former Congressman Jim Ramstad, and daughter, Judge Sheryl Ramstad of the Minnesota Tax Court.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Della Mae; parents, Joseph and Sarah Ramstad; and three brothers and a sister.

Survived by son, Jim Ramstad (Kathryn); daughter, Sheryl Ramstad (Lee Larson); grandchildren, Sarah, Charlie, Kristina, Christen and Karl; brother, A. William Ramstad (Winifred); and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 11 AM at Wayzata Community Church, 125 East Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata 
Burial will take place at 6:30 PM at Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown, N.D. 
Visitation Monday, July 6 from 5-8 PM at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 East Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata. 
Memorials preferred to the Marvin J. Ramstad Scholarship Fund at Pacific Lutheran University.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Edna Rankinen, 91, Gackle, N.D., died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D.

Edna Schlenker was born April 15, 1919, south of Gackle, the daughter of William and Barbara (Muller) Schlenker. She grew up in the area and attended local rural schools. She married Alfred H. Rankinen on Nov. 28, 1943, at Gackle. They lived on a farm southwest of Gackle until 1956, when they moved into Gackle. She worked as a cook at the Gackle Cafe for 22 years. He died Aug. 20, 1989. She continued to live in Gackle until Oct. 6, 2010, when she entered the Wishek Home for the Aged. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Guiding Light Society, Progressive Homemakers, Literary Guild, Womenís Bowling Association and League of Democratic Women, and served as a Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Michael, Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, Annetta (the Rev. Oliver) Ketterling, Glendora, Calif.; two stepsisters, Lenora Heller, Gackle, and Delores Roberts, Texas; a stepbrother, Arthur Hehn, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, First United Church of Christ, Gackle, with the Rev. Bernie Jasken officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, in the spring.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Clara Ranta, 87, Minot, N.D., died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at her home.

Clara Pauline Mayer was born April 28, 1920, in Stutsman County, North Dakota, on the family homestead 13 miles south of Medina, N.D., the daughter of Emil and Elizabeth Mayer. She grew up and attended school in Stutsman County. She married Ernest Ranta of Virginia, Minn., on Feb. 17, 1940, in Nashwauk, Minn. They moved to the Grand Rapids, Minn., area where they lived until 1974. They then moved to Shawnee, Okla. They returned to Medina in 1980. They fostered 136 children in three states. She retired in 2004. In August 2006, she moved to Minot. She was a member of the Minot lst Church of the Nazarene, Minot, and a past member of United Methodist Church, Medina. She enjoyed cooking, baking and sewing.

She is survived by a son, Denny (Barbara), Plainview, Minn.; two daughters, Janice J. (Tom) DeVilbiss, Minot, and Brenda (Jim) Ruud, Anchorage, Alaska; four brothers, Paul and Willie (Erma), both Jamestown, Eddie (Doris), Streeter, N.D., and Gene (Ramona) Medina; two sisters, Lorine (Walter) Ruff, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Martha Ruff, Jamestown; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, her parents, and a sister-in-law.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Medina, with the Rev. Darwin Kopfman officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina.


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Bertha L. Rasch, 87, Ellendale, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in Prince of Peace Care Center, Ellendale.

Bertha Louise Mammel was born Sept. 25, 1911, near Merricourt, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On May 9, 1939, she married Bernhard Rasch in Merricourt. They lived in Fredonia, N.D., until they moved to Kulm, N.D., in 1948. She retired from Kulm Drug in 1976. They moved to Ellendale in 1979. He died in 1984. She entered the care center in 1989.

She is survived by a daughter, Joanne (Del) Herrmann, Fargo; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. ...

Date: Mon - January 25, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c6


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Darrel Dean Rath, 44, Ashley, N.D., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at his home.

Mr. Rath was born July 9, 1962, at Gackle, N.D., the son of Paul and Arleen (Arnold) Rath. He grew up on the family homestead nine miles north of Lehr, N.D. He graduated from Lehr High School in 1983. He attended North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, and studied parts training. He returned to Lehr and worked as a farm hand. He worked at Wil-Rich, Ashley, as a fabricator from 1988 to 2000. He worked for Aerial Contractors laying fiber optic cable from 2000-2004. He then worked for Fargo Assembly, Lehr, as an assembler. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Lehr. He enjoyed ice fishing.

He is survived by his mother and a brother, Dennis, Ashley.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Zion Lutheran Church, Ashley, with the Rev. Jeff Giles officiating.
Visitation: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Carlsen Funeral Home, Ashley, and one hour before the service at the church.


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Wishek Star, ND
December 8, 2004

Funeral services for Erna Rath, 85, Wishek, were held Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek, with Rev. Brandon Woodruff officiating. She died Dec. 4 at Wishek Home for the Aged.

Erna Rudolf, daughter of August and Maria (Meidinger) Rudolf, was born April 18, 1919 in rural Wishek. She grew up there and attended Rosenfield School District until the 8th grade. She later attended Wishek High School, graduating in 1937. She taught in a rural school for three years, near Wishek.

Erna married Edward Rath on March 31, 1940 at St. John Lutheran Church, southwest of Wishek. They made their home and farmed in the Wishek area. Erna also worked at the Wishek Nursing Home for many years before retiring. In 1979, they moved into Wishek. Edward died on Feb. 5, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Kim Rath of Wishek and Jayson (Diane) Rath of Bismarck; three daughters, Patricia (Gary) Ritter of Bismarck, Karen (Neal) Nelson, of Minot and Deborah (Marvin) Boser of West Fargo; three brothers, Alvin Rudolf, Paul (Estella) Rudolf and Helmuth (Priscilla) Rudolf, all of Wishek; four sisters, Alma Dorr and Lorrene Hochhalter, both of Wishek, Luella Vilhauer of Vancouver, Wash. and Mabel (Richard) Justice, of Alexandria, Minn.; 12 grandchildren, Christopher Nelson, Charlotte Reuppel, Kathy Mahoney, Bridgette Readel, Nathan Rath, Jeanne Frenzel, Robert Boser, Kary Lindgren, Timothy Rath, John Rath, Brandi Trauman, and Amber Trauman; and five great-grandchildren, Alexander Reuppel, Dylan Mahoney, Cody Readel, Jessica Readel and one to arrive very soon.

Erna was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a sister.

Burial was in St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Wishek. Dahlstrom Funeral Home of Wishek was in charge of arrangements.
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Wishek ND, Diamond Jubilee, 1898-1973 (R. Ehrich)
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MR. AND MRS. EDWARD RATH

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rath live on a farm seven miles west and one south of Wishek. Edward is the son of the late George Rath and his wife, Dorothea (Hoffer) Rath. He was born and raised on the farm they reside on. Mrs. Rath is the former Erna Rudolf, daughter of the late A. L. Rudolf and his wife, Maria Rudolf, nee Meidinger, who resides in the Wishek Retirement Home. Mr. and Mrs. Rath are engaged in grain and livestock production.

They have five children and three grandchildren: Mrs. Gary (Patricia) Ritter, who is a registered nurse and lives in Bismarck with her husband and child; Mrs. Neal (Karen) Nelson, an L.P.N. and living in Minot with her husband and two children; Deborah, a teacher of fourth graders in Harvey, North Dakota; Kim engaged in farming with his father, and Jayson who attends Wishek Public School.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
December 2, 2002

Ida Rath, 90, Napoleon, N.D., formerly Jamestown, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Wishek (N.D.) Community Hospital.

Ida M. Rivinius was born Sept. 29, 1912, near Streeter, N.D., the daughter of William and Katherina (Wolff) Rivinius. She grew up and attended the local rural school, receiving her elementary education in the Streeter area. She helped on the family farm. She married John C. Rath on March 22, 1936, at Streeter. They lived on a farm northeast of Gackle. In 1965 they moved to Jamestown, where they continued to farm with their son, Roger. He died on Feb. 9, 1989. In 2000 she lived with her son. In 2001 she entered the Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown.

She is survived by a son, Roger D. (Delores), Cleveland, N.D.; a brother, Melvin (Joyce), Fargo, N.D.; four sisters, Pauline (Albert) Frey, Mesa, Ariz., Olga Buck, Fargo, Irene Opp, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Alice (David) Schmidt, Jamestown; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a special nephew, Roderick Dewald, Jamestown.

She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters, Martha, Erma and Frieda; a brother, Henry; and a grandson.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Donald C. Crippen officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, September 5, 2005

Ida Ratts, 87, Jamestown, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Central  Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Ida Reich was born Feb. 22, 1918, near Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Adolph and Margaret (Fischer) Reich.  She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and grew up in the area.  She married Rudolph Schuldheisz in 1938 at Hardin, Mont. They returned to North Dakota and farmed near Eldridge, N.D., and later in the Sydney-Montpelier, N.D., area. In 1957 they moved to Jamestown where she worked at Jamestown Hospital as a nurseís aide. He died in 1971. She worked at the hospital until she retired in 1979. She married Harold Ratts on July 28, 1979, at Montpelier. They lived in Jamestown.  She entered Central Dakota Village in 2004. She was a member of Free Methodist Church, Atonement Lutheran Church, the Gideon Auxiliary and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.  She enjoyed gardening, oil painting and dancing.

She is survived by her husband, Harold; three sons, Eugene (Patty) Schuldheisz and Curtis Schuldheisz, both Jamestown, and Lester (Jean) Schuldheisz, Carrington, N.D.; two daughters, Marlys (Ernie), Hollingsworth, Everett, Wash., and Sharon Lutman, Jamestown; five stepsons, Donald (Jean) Ratts, Montpelier, Robert (Terri) Ratts, Spokane, Wash., Francis Ratts, Everett, Gary Ratts, Slidell, La., and Jerry (Kuawana) Ratts, Newton Corners, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Carol (Gary) Erickson, Jamestown, and Audrey Otto, Pottsville, Ark.; a sister, Gladys Reich, Jamestown; 19 grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; a daughter, Arlene Wenzel; five sisters; and three grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Atonement Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Steven Berntson officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
April 23-28, 2001

Clifford E. Rau, 69, Fargo, N.D., died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Innovis Health, Fargo, after suffering cardiac arrest on Tuesday, April 17.

Mr. Rau was born Sept. 9, 1931, at Ashley, N.D., the son of Edward and Emma (Klein) Rau. He grew up and attended school in Ashley, where he was active in sports, music and church. He married Geraldine Hoffman in Ashley on July 26, 1950. He attended Jamestown College, graduating in 1953 with a bachelor of science degree in business education and physical education. In 1961 he received his master of arts degree in elementary and secondary school administration from Northern State College, Aberdeen, S.D. He taught business at McHenry High School from 1953-56 and served as principal, basketball and baseball coach. In 1956, he began teaching business, physical education and coaching at Hankinson, N.D.. He served as principal from 1957-61, when he became superintendent, a position he held until he retired in 1990. They then moved to Fargo. He worked part time for the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau. He worked with summer youth and swimming programs, played Legion, college and amateur baseball, and coached baseball and FM football teams. He was a charter member of the Lions Club, golf club, and Calvary Lutheran Church in Hankinson. He held district, regional and state offices in the North Dakota Association of School Administrators. In 1966 he received a Distinguished Service Award by the Wahpeton, N.D., Jaycees. He was active in Hope Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council. He was an avid Spartan, Bison, and Redhawks fan.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Dr. Keith (Debbie), Fargo; a brother, Myron, (Jerri) Mesa, Ariz.; a sister, June Rau Mueller, St. Louis, Mo.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Randy.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, Hope Lutheran Church, North Campus, Fargo. Arrangements by Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo.
Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Ashley, at a later date.
Memorials: Preferred to Hope Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
May 21-26, 2001

Dwight Rau, 84, Napoleon, N.D., died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, northeast of Napoleon due to an automobile accident.

Mr. Rau was born Dec. 25, 1916, at the family farm home northeast of Napoleon, the son of Fred and Magdalena (Raile) Rau. He attended the local rural school, where he received his elementary education and grew up in the vicinity. He married Hertha Veil Oct. 20, 1955, near Gackle, N.D. They lived and farmed on the family farm northeast of Napoleon. She died Nov. 5, 1993. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Streeter, N.D. He enjoyed flying, hunting, and playing the banjo, accordion and piano. In his retirement years he enjoyed running summer pasture cattle, yard work and driving around the country side.

He is survived by a son, Myron, Napoleon; four daughters, Lois (Kenneth) Ruff, Streeter, Marjorie (Merlyn) DeRider, Clovis, Minn., Norma (Nathan) Hochhalter, Cleveland, N.D., and Debra Rau (Ted Schneider), Napoleon; a sister, Clara Weixel, Bismarck; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a son, James; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, United Methodist Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Grant Piehl officiating. 
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Hope Cemetery, southwest of Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, August 16, 2007

Edwin Rau, 87, Jamestown, died Monday Aug. 13, 2007, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Rau was born Feb. 5, 1920, on the family farm southwest of Streeter, N.D., in Logan County, the son of Jacob and Katherina (Hemmerich) Rau. He received his elementary education in the local rural school and helped on the family farm. He married Rose Schumacher on May 31, 1940, at Napoleon, N.D. They made their home on the family farm southwest of Streeter in the flats. They moved into Streeter in 1950, where they owned and operated the cafe/recreation hall and a truck line. They then moved to Jamestown, where he worked at the North Dakota State Hospital and later for Quality Lumber. He went to work for Wilbert Vault Co. in Jamestown, until transferring to the Fargo office. He retired in 1985. He returned to Jamestown where he drove a bus for Central Dakota Village. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Eagles Club and the Shades of Blue Band, all Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Donald, Jamestown; a daughter, Arlene (Al) Weidner, Halliday, N.D; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and four step grandchildren.

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

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Johns Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Doug Opp officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday at Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ellena Rau, 81, Napoleon, N.D., died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.

Ellena Franz was born Oct. 15, 1927, at Napoleon, the daughter of John and Pauline (Graf) Franz. She worked many jobs in the area. She married Walter Rau on June 15, 1949, at Napoleon. They lived and farmed in rural Napoleon. They moved into Napoleon in 1982. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Napoleon, and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards.

She is survived by a son, Darryl (Sue), Napoleon; a brother, Aldon, Napoleon; three sisters, Emma Rau, Napoleon, Leona Schwartzenberger, Grand Forks, N.D., and Edna Brothen, Fargo, N.D.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Darcy; and her parents.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Salem United Methodist Church, Napoleon.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: Napoleon City Cemetery, Napoleon.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Elsie Rau, 94, Steele, N.D., died Sunday, June 24, 2007, at Golden Manor Nursing Home, Steele.

Elsie [Eleonora] Naasz was born Dec. 21, 1912, in Java, S.D., the daughter of John and Christen (Helm) Naasz. She attended school in Java until she moved to Napoleon, N.D. She worked at the Sibley Hotel, Dawson, N.D., at age 16. She married Richard Schauer on Nov. 22, 1935. They lived on a farm south of Dawson. They moved to Dawson in 1949, where she worked as a rural mail carrier for many years. He died in 1979. She married Henry Rau on Sept. 2, 1982. He died in 2001. She moved to Golden Manor Nursing Home in September 2005. She enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis (Irvin) Wallner, Tappen, N.D.; a daughter-in-law, Beatrice (Pfaff) Schauer; a brother, Ervin Naasz; a sister, Lucinda (Allen) Propp, Worden, Mont.; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; a son, Al Schauer; a granddaughter, Paulette Schauer; her parents; two sisters; and a brother.

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Lutheran Church, Dawson, with the Rev. Paul Tjostem officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Eastgate Steele Memorial Chapel, Steele.
Visitation: noon to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Dawson Cemetery, Dawson.


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NAPOLEON Ė Eugene Rau, 89, Napoleon, died June 26, 2004, at his son's home in Wishek. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, at Salem United Methodist Church, Napoleon. Burial will be in Napoleon City

Published in The BismarckTribune on 6/29/2004.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, October 18, 2010

Frieda Bertha Rau, 90, Napoleon, N.D., formerly Streeter, N.D., died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.

Frieda Opp was born Dec. 12, 1919, at Hazelton, N.D., the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Himmerich) Opp. She attended the rural school near her parentsí farm southwest of Streeter. She married Reinhold Rau on Oct. 23, 1938, near Streeter. They farmed four miles north of Napoleon for six years. In 1945 they purchased and moved to a farm one mile west of Streeter. He died in 1992. She lived on the farm, then moved to Streeter, and then to Napoleon. She entered the Napoleon Care Center in 2004. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Streeter, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Ladies Aid and Streeter Senior Center.

She is survived by a son, Clinton (Bernice), Arvada, Colo.; two daughters, JoAnn (Leroy) Wieland, Streeter, and Norma (Gary) Nelson, Williston, N.D.; two brothers, Reinhold (Esther), Napoleon, and Arthur (Alice), Medina, N.D., a sister-in-law, Genevieve Opp, Jamestown; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four brothers, Henry, August, Edward and Bennie; and two sisters, Ottillia Gehnert and Lucille Opp.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Zach Bey officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND 1996

Harry A. Rau, 75 Bismarck, died Monday, April 29, 1996, in Bismarck.

Mr. Rau was born October 14, 1920, in Logan County, the son of Fred and Magdalena (Raile) Rau. He received his elementary education in the local rural school and helped on the family farm. He married Eldena Becker February 26, 1945, at Streeter. He was drafted into the U. S. Army March 12, 1945. He served in the European Theater as a rifleman until his discharge July 10, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, Ill. In 1950, they moved to the Henry Wold farm southwest of Streeter, where they resided until 1991, when they moved to Bismarck. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bismarck, the Melvin E. Bender Post No. 265, served as Legion post commander from 1970-71, served on the Logan Country Farm Bureau Board for six years at Napoleon, and the Cokato Township School Board for 12 years.

He is survived by his wife: a daughter Sheila Rae (Harold) Zimmerman, Bismarck; a son, Michael (Emma) Woodland Hills, Calif.; two brothers,. Dwight, Napoleon, and Norman, Gackle; four sisters, Clara Weixel, and Alice (Art) Wentz, all Bismarck, Verna (Adam) Kirschenmann, Jamestown, and Elsie Rau, Napoleon; a sister-in-law, Lenora Rau, Jamestown; and four grandchildren.

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

Services: 2 p. m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church, Bismarck, with the Rev., Jerry Wiekre officiating. Arrangements with Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p. m, Wednesday, Perry Funeral Home, Mandan. Burial: Veteran's Cemetery, Mandan
(Note: Harry Rau was the father of GCRA member, Michael Rau.)


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
December 2, 1964; Page 8

Mrs. John Rau Funeral Services Set for Friday

Funeral services will be held Friday [Dec 4] at 2:00 p.m. from the Napoleon EUB Church for Mrs. John Rau who died Dec. 1 at the Bismarck Hospital after a lingering illness.

Katherina Rau was born Aug 22, 1887, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Raile at Eureka, S.D. She was married to John Rau in 1907 and they lived in Eureka for a year and then moved to Greenway, S.D., and lived there until 1913, at which time they moved to a farm 10 miles northeast of Napoleon. They retired in 194_ and moved to Napoleon.

She survived by her husband, three sons, Milton, Eugene, and Walter Rau, all of Napoleon; five daughters, Mrs. Ruben Wentz [Helen] and Mrs. Tony Retzlaff [Agnes], Napoleon; Mrs. Roland Grenz [Irene] and Mrs. Walter Becker [Laura] of Bismarck; and Mrs. Milbert Kemmet [Alvina], Dawson.

Also surviving are three sisters and brothers, Mrs. Carl Horst, Lodi, Calif.; Mrs Fred Rau, Napoleon, and George Raile, Eureka, S.D. Eleven grandchildren also survive.

Interment will be at Napoleon City Cemetery with Nickisch Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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Norman Rau, 77, Gackle, died Friday, Aug. 9, 1996, in Med Center One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D.

Mr. Rau was born Feb. 8, 1919, near Streeter, N.D. He graduated from the Devils Lake (N.D.) School of the Deaf. He worked for the Todd Ship Yard, Seattle, for a short time, then returned to the family farm near Streeter. He later entered the Gackle Care Center.

He is survived by a brother, Dwight, Napoleon, N.D.; three sisters, Clara Weixel, Bismarck, Verna (Adam) Kirschenmann, Jamestown, N.D., and Alice (Art) Wentz, Gackle. ...

Date: Sun - August 11, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a16


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Rose Rau, 86, Jamestown, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Rose Schumacher was born Dec. 24, 1921, on the family farm near Tappen, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Eva (Dockter) Schumacher. She grew up in the area and attended the rural school. She worked on the family farm. She married Edwin Rau on May 31, 1940, in Napoleon, N.D. They lived on the family farm southwest of Streeter, N.D. They moved into Streeter in 1950 where she worked for the Creamery and Strehle Grocery. They also owned and operated the Cafť/Recreation Hall and a truck line. They then moved to Jamestown where she worked at the Parkway Cafť, Macís Restaurant and Cut Low Grocery. They moved to Fargo, N.D., and she worked for Leebyís Grocery for a short time. They also had a band, Polkateers/Shades of Blue, and played many dances in the area. She played the electric organ. When they moved back to Jamestown they played at clubs and for senior citizens. Later she babysat for children in her home. They moved to Rock of Ages, Jamestown, in March 2006. She entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center in March 2007. He died Aug. 13, 2007. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed playing the organ.

She is survived by a son, Donald, Jamestown; a daughter, Arlene (Al) Weidner, Halliday, N.D.; a brother, Marvin (Janice), Clarksville, Iowa; a sister, Emma Were, Bismarck, N.D.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son-in-law, George; five sisters; and five brothers.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Harlan Kaden officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, in the spring.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
Thursday, October 22, 2008

The funeral for Walter Rau, Napoleon, was held Monday, October 20, 2008 at Salem United Methodist Church at Napoleon. Burial was at the Napoleon City Cemetery, Napoleon.

Walter, son of John and Katherine (Raile) Rau was born May 5, 1929 near Napoleon. He grew up in the rural Napoleon area and at-tended Cokato Township rural school. After his schooling he began farming with his family. Walter was united in marriage to Ellena Franz on June 15, 1949 at Napoleon. They made their home in the rural Napoleon area where they farmed.


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The Grand Forks Herald, ND
April 14, 2004

Chester L. Ray, age 93, of Crookston, MN died Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Villa St.Vincent in Crookston.

Chester Leo Ray was born on July 24, 1910 in Onawa, IA to Warren and Sclinda (Beatle) Ray. He attended school in Waskish, MN and worked at various occupations before moving to Northern Township at the age of 20. While driving a team of horses at a sleigh ride, he met his future wife, Esther Grothe. They were married November 28, 1936 in Bemidji. In 1938 Chester built a home north of town, and he was active in the logging and sawmill business. In 1951 he started his own well drilling business. He retired in 1982. Chester was a learned man despite a formal education that ended at the 8th grade. He was an avid reader and especially enjoyed history. He also had a keen interest in geology and horses. Chester won several awards for his horsemanship in area contests, and he was instrumental in organizing the North Star Riding Club. He loved to spend time with his family, as family was always a top priority with him. Chester will be remembered as honest, fair, and always ready to assist others in need. He is survived by his wife Esther of Crookston; daughters Virginia (Gordon 'Bud') Tolbert of Crookston, and Dorothy (Phil) Bonemeyer of Alamosa, CO; six grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Chester was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Bernard Ray and his sister Bonnie Ray. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 16, at 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Bemidji. Reverend Eric Hucke will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at church. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Northern Township, Beltrami County, under the direction of Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji. Memorials may be directed to United Methodist Church of Bemidji or Villa St.Vincent in Crookston. Honorary bearers will be Stuart Wright, Dale Wright, Ethel Wright, Joyce Wright, Clyde Statton and Lois Statton. Casket bearers will be his grandchildren: Scott Tolbert, Lisa Vind, Rae Anne Parks, Cindy Janssen, Diane Garduno, and Michael Bonemeyer.  Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji


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The Crookston Daily Times, MN
September 9, 2004

Esther S. Ray, age 90, of Crookston, MN, formerly of rural Bemidji, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home, Crookston. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at the United Methodist Church, Bemidji, with Rev. Eric Hucke officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Northern Township, Beltrami County, Minnesota, under the direction of the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji.

Esther Selma Moe was born December 26, 1913 to Arne and Selma (Knutson) Moe in Adams, ND. After the death of her biological mother, she was raised by Andrew and Gina Grothe, the only parents she ever knew were. Gina was the older sister of Selma, who died when Esther was eight months old.

Esther was baptized in 1914 in a Lutheran Church in Adams, ND. She grew up first attending Lutheran Church and then a Methodist Church. She graduated from Bemidji High School and attended Bemidji State Teacher's College. She was a life long learner and a strong Christian. She attended Northern Bible Chapel, Bemidji during her younger adult life. She joined the United Methodist Church in 1953. Her is life is characterized by the principles of generosity and caring for others. Whether making quilts for members of the Armed Forces or inviting visitors in for a meal, she appreciated the benefits she had, and sought to give to those who needed help.

Her family was most important in her life. Esther was a strong supporter of her daughters, taking an active part in their school, church, 4-H and music activities. She also helped care for her elderly parents; Saturdays were always spent with "Pop", her aging father. Similarly her grandchildren were a central part of her life. Esther also enjoyed quilt making, crocheting and making afghans for her family members. Her other hobbies included gardening, canning, cooking, baking, sewing and genealogy. She worked with the Community Action Program and partnered in running the family well drilling and cattle businesses.

Esther is survived by her two daughters: Virginia (Gordon) Tolbert, Crookston, and Dorothy (Phil) Bonemeyer, Alamosa, CO; six grandchildren: Scott (Mary) Tolbert, Lisa (Tim) Vind, RaeAnne (Jim) Parks, Cindy Janssen, Diane (Lee) Garduno and Michael (Angie) Bonemeyer; 16 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband Chester Ray; parents Andrew and Gina (Knutson) Grothe; biological parents Arne and Selma (Knutson) Moe; two brothers: John and Howard Grothe; half brother James Moe; four sisters: Sylvia Whiting, Evelyn Watkins, Enga Dillon and Lily Wright.

Memorials may be directed to the Bemidji United Methodist Church Building Fund or the Villa St. Vincent Landscaping Fund.

Online guest book @ www.olsonschwartzfuneralhome.com.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
April 13, 2004

Leah J. Redinger, 85, Bismarck, died April 11, 2004, in a Bismarck hospital. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Leah J. Redinger was born Dec. 24, 1918, at Tappen, N.D., to John and Maria (Joachim) Janke. The family lived about eight miles south of Tappen. Leah attended Barber and Beauty schools in St. Paul and Minneapolis from August 1936 through June 1938. She worked at hairdressing until July 10, 1957, when she married Joseph John Fifer. She moved to Minneapolis where Joseph was a homebuilder and land developer. In 1966, they moved to Clearwater, Fla. Joseph died in 1968.

Leah lived at Clearwater until her marriage to Jacob "Jake" Redinger on March 3, 1987. They moved to Park City, Mont. On Sept. 1, 1996, they moved to Bismarck, to be near family.

Leah is survived by her husband, Jake, Bismarck; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Clara Ost and Elsie and Edwin Rott; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Delores Janke and Harold and Jacqueline Janke; and many nieces, nephews and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Joseph; three sisters, Bertha Megarry, Esther Werre and Lydia Hjelmgren; and four brothers, Gotthielf, Jacob, Elmer and Andrew Janke. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, June 24, 2005

Robert F. Regan, 77, of Thompson, N.D., died Tuesday, June 20, 2005, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, N.D.

Mr. Regan was born June 29, 1927, in Lander, Wyo., the son of Joseph and Thelma (Goodrich) Regan.  He grew up and attended school in Lander.  At age 15, he left home to work the oil fields to help his parents financially. He married Mary Lou Neu of Powell, Wyo., on June 18, 1946, in Columbus, Mont. He served in the Army Air Corps during the occupation of Japan following World War II. They moved to Williston, N.D., during the oil boom of the 1950ís.  He was a gifted wood craftsman and built many homes, farm and commercial buildings around the state. They lived in Parshall, Minot, McClusky, and Gackle, all N.D. They retired in Thompson in 1995.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Kent, Thompson; a daughter, Kathleen (Gordon) Heller, Gackle; a brother, Ted, Colorado; three sisters, Charlotte Alexander and Jane Packard, both Wyoming, and Louise Melbihess, California; and five grandchildren.

Services: 3 p.m. Sunday, Grace Baptist Church, Grand Forks.
Prayer service: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. 
Arrangements by Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks.
Visitation: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: 1 p.m. Monday, North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, N.D. 
Military Honors by Bismarck (N.D.) VFW Post # 1326.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Martha Reglin, 92, Hoquiam, Wash., formerly of Streeter, N.D., died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Pacific Care and Rehabilitation Center, Hoquiam.

Martha Magdalena Heiser was born Oct. 26, 1915, in Streeter, the daughter of Jacob and Friderica (Furst) Heiser. She grew up and attended school in Streeter. Following the death of her father, she was raised by her sister, Christine. As a teenager she did housekeeping for room and board for her sister, Elizabeth. She married Frederick H. Reglin on March 14, 1939, in Bloom, N.D. They lived and farmed at Bloom. In 1954, they moved to Jamestown. They moved to Hoquiam in 1969. He died Nov. 11, 1998. She was a member of Hoquiam Eagles Auxiliary, Aerie #252. She enjoyed working in her flower garden.

She is survived by a son, James O., Hoquiam.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Graveside service: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown, in the spring.
Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
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The Jamestown Sun
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Martha Reglin, 92, Hoquiam, Wash., formerly of Jamestown, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Pacific Care and Rehabilitation Center, Hoquiam.

Martha Magdalena Heiser was born Oct. 26, 1915, in Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Friderica (Furst) Heiser. She grew up and attended school in the Streeter area. After her fatherís death, she was raised by her sisters, Christine and later Elizabeth, for whom she did housekeeping for room and board. She married Frederick H. Reglin on March 14, 1939, in Bloom, N.D. They lived and farmed at Bloom. In 1954, they moved to Jamestown. They moved to Hoquiam in 1969. He died Nov. 11, 1988. She was a member of Hoquiam Eagles Auxiliary, Aerie #252. She enjoyed flower gardening.

She is survived by a son, James O., Hoquiam.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sisters, Christine Heiser, Elizabeth Gums and Fred Jones; and two brothers, Jack and Albert.

Graveside services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown, with the Rev. Susan Lester officiating. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.


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The Billings Gazette, MT
April 7, 1950

HEART AILMENT FATAL TO JANITOR
Andrew Reich, 62, Stricken Suddenly

Andrew Reich, 62, janitor of Eastern Montana College of Education, died at his home, 318 South Thirty-eighth street, Thursday at 12:30 a.m. following a heart attack. He had not been ill.

He was born Aug. 6, 1888, in south Russia, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Reich and came to this country in 1910. On Feb. 4, 1919, he married Jacobina Rueb at Wishek, N.D., where they lived until coming to Billings in 1942. He had worked here during beet harvesting seasons since 1926.

Mr. Reich was a member of Peace Lutheran church.

Surviving are the widow; eight sons, Reinhold of 206 South Twenty-fourth street, Philip of 635 Miles avenue, Emil of 407 South Twenty-ninth street, and August, Andreas, Milton, Walter and Rubin Reich, at home; six daughters, Mrs. Conrad Johnannes of Worden, Mrs. Thomas Byrd of 313 1/2 North Thirty-third street, Mrs. John Robertus of Laurel, Mrs. George Keller of 924 North Twenty-ninth street, and Katherine and Alvina, at home.

Four brothers, Philip of Biola, Cal., August of Medina, N.D., Jacob of Cleveland, N.D., and Adam Reich of Wishek; a stepbrother, Jacob Schatz of Linton, N.D.; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Wolfert of Jamestown, N.D., and Mrs. George Becker and Mrs. Calvin Meidinger of Streeter, N.D., and seven grandchildren.

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Billings Gazette, MT
November 4, 2008

In the early morning hours of Nov. 1, 2008, August Reich went to be with the Lord while in the loving arms of his wife Beatrice.

August Reich was born on Dec. 10, 1921, to Andreas and Jacobina Reich in Wishek, N.D. He was the fifth of 14 children. Brothers Philip (Anetta), Emil (June), Andy (Marge), Walter (Jeanne), sisters Irene Byrd, Tena (Chris) Christensen and Katie Nafts survive him. His parents, sisters Frieda Weixel, Viola Robertus and Alvina Zentner and brothers Reinhold, Rubin and Milton Reich (whose wife Alice survives) preceded him in death.

He served multiple places while in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1937 until 1940. Gus was inducted into the U.S. Army in February 1945 and served as a truck driver and MP while stationed in Japan. He was honorably discharged as a Technician 5th grade in 1946. Gus was awarded the Asiatic Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal.

Anyone who was the recipient of one of Gus's special woodworking projects is lucky indeed. He spent his working life as a carpenter/handyman. He also owned a very successful house remodeling business, "The House Doctor." Making "special" projects was his favorite hobby.

Gus Reich and June Van Antwerp were marred in Columbus in 1944. From this union, his four surviving children, Darlene (Dail) King, Keith (Vanessa) Reich, Kevin Reich and Desiree Reich, were born. There are also two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They were later divorced.

When Gus married Bea, he added stepchildren Cindi (Gary) Roth, Steve (Thelma) Bennett, Michael Bennett, Scott Bennett, Casey (Michele) Bennett and Travis Bennett, all of whom also survive him, along with seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Gus is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved, and very many wonderful friends.

He was a kindhearted, caring and giving man who will be sorely missed. He holds a special place in all of our hearts. Please, Lord, take good care of him. He's in your hands now.

A very special thanks to Dr. B. Fenton, and Lois and Sherry from RiverStone Hospice, whose kindness and caring is so very much appreciated.

Memorials may be made to RiverStone Hospice or the charity of one's choice.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Inurnment will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A reception will follow inurnment at the American Legion on Broadwater.


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Edna Reich, 75, Jamestown, N.D., died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1997, in Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Miss Reich was born May 21, 1922, near Gackle, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. In 1939, she moved to Jamestown where she worked at various restaurants and hotels. She entered Hi Acres Manor in Jamestown in 1974. In 1981, she moved to her sister Gladys' home in Jamestown and in 1989 she entered Central Dakota Village.

She is survived by two sisters, Ida (Harold) Ratts, Gladys Reich, both Jamestown. ...

Date: Sat - September 27, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Harley Reich, 71, Cleveland, N.D., died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Reich was born April 17, 1934, in Fargo, the son of Jacob and Marie (Ruff) Reich. He grew up in the Medina, N.D., area where he received his elementary education. He received his GED in 1990. The family moved to Cleveland in 1949.  He worked for Cleveland Farmers Elevator from 1953 to 1979.  He served in the U.S. Army from October 1957 to October 1959. He then continued his employment at the elevator.  He farmed from the early 1960s until 1999. He remained active in various farm activities.  He married Carol DeKrey Unruh on April 22, 1966, at the DeKrey family home near Pettibone, N.D. In 1982, he became substitute mail carrier for the Cleveland area. He retired in October 2004 due to ill health. He was a lifetime member of Elks 995, Jamestown, and a former board member of Prairie Coop Elevator, Cleveland.  He was a member of United Methodist Church, Cleveland, and the American Legion, Gackle, N.D. He enjoyed farming.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Pamela (Kris) Bettenhausen, West Fargo, N.D.; two sons, Gregory (Helen) Unruh, Boise, Idaho, and Michael (Cherish) Reich, Fargo; his mother, Jamestown; two brothers, Vernon (Norma Jean), Jamestown and Elmer (Linda), Grants Pass, Ore.; two sisters, Adeline (Jim) Buchanan, McAllen, Texas, and Naomi Sweningson, Bismarck, N.D.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Lorraine Gross and Inez Krause.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Paul ís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with Chaplain David Fisher officiating.
Prayer service: 8 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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Ashley Tribune, ND
August 14, 2006

Funeral service for John J. Reich, 85, of Ashley were Saturday, August 5, 2006 at Ashley Baptist Church.

The Rev. Darwin Stahl officiated. Burial was at Ashley City Cemetery.

He died August 2, 2006 at his home.

John J. Reich, son of John G. and Lydia (Haux) Reich was born July 11, 1921 on the family homestead, 19 miles northeast of Ashley near Fredonia, ND. He attended country school and graduated from Ashley High School with the Class of 1940. He taught school in a one room school house in Rosenthal Township in McIntosh County, ND. He also worked as a McIntosh County Assessor.

He was united in marriage to Emma Viola Reuther on July 14, 1946 in Peace Lutheran Church, rural Ashley. They made their home on the Reich homestead raising livestock and grain. They retired from farming in 1977 and moved into Ashley. He then part-owned and operated the R&W Parts business for a number of years. His wife died November 19, 2002.

John enjoyed fishing, cards, word puzzles and spending time with his family.

He was a member of Ashley Baptist Church and a past member of Berlin Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher and Sunday school Superintendent. He was also a member of the Ashley rural fire department serving as treasurer for 25 years and the Ashley Senior Citizens.

Survivors include four daughters, Sharon Johnson of Shakopee, MN, Judy (Clarence) Thiery and Maxine (Ben) Hulsing, both of Ashley and Joan (Kevin) Peterson of Plainfield, IL, one brother, Ben (Elfreida) Reich of Roseville, MN, three sisters, Viola (Edwin) Schlenker of Yakima, WA, Delores Wockenfuss of Aberdeen and Estella (Bill) Merkel of Eureka, 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. His parents, wife, one brother, Albert, three sisters, Claudina Hoffman Strobel, Helen Deibert and Edna Reuther and two infant sisters, Hulda and Lydia preceded him in death.

Casketbearers were James Thiery, Dean Thiery, Kyle Thiery, Kelly Hulsing, Tyler Johnson, Jordan Thiery, John Dahlquist, Mat Claeys and Mike Hakanson.

The organist was Sherry Stroh. Special music by Lana Christmann and Ben Hulsing and a poem written by Terri Dahlquist was read.

The family prefers memorials be sent to Ashley Medical Center, PO Box 450, Ashley, ND 58413-0450.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley was entrusted with the arrangements.


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
September 21, 1988; Pg C-10

The funeral for Katie Reich, 93, Medina, N.D., will be at 10:30 Thursday in Medina United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 today in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, N.D., and one hour before services in the church.  She died Monday in a Jamestown hospital. [19 Sep 1988]

Katie Lang was born April 29, 1895, in South Russia.  She came with her family to the United States in 1903 and settled near Gackle, N.D. She married August Reich in March 1919 in Jamestown.  They farmed near Medina until his death in 1953.  After his death she moved into Medina.

She is survived by two daughters; Esther Hofmann, Medina; and Inez (Mrs. Harry) Ruff, Streeter, N.D.; two sisters, Martha Hammerstrom, Jamestown; and Leah Schweigert, Gackle; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

[Parents Simon and Elizabeth (Reich) Lang]


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, February 4, 2008

Funeral services for Lydia Reich, 86, Dickinson will be 1 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2008, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson with Rev. Steven D. Tangen and Rev. Lisa Lewton, officiating. Interment will be the Dickinson Cemetery, Dickinson. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

Lydia Reich passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at the Barb Enney Foster Care, Burlington, ND.

Lydia Ackerman was born on February 22, 1921, near Streeter, ND to Jacob and Katherina (Stroh) Ackerman. She received her elementary education in a rural school and grew up to womanhood in that vicinity. She married Reuben Reich of Medina, ND on January 27, 1946 in Streeter, ND. They lived and farmed between Streeter and Medina area until 1949. They then moved to Jamestown, where Lydia did domestic work and babysitting. In August of 1960, they moved to Dickinson where she worked part time for Helenís Frock Shop for 18 years and also did cleaning and babysitting for other people. In 1977, she and her husband started the Queen City Taxi. Lydia did the dispatch for the company, which was sold in 1982, due to poor health and to retire. Following the death of her husband on January 8, 1999, she continued to live in Dickinson until 2003, when she was diagnosed with bone cancer. Lydia gave up her apartment in Dickinson in August of 2003, and moved to Minot to live with her daughter. In September of 2007, she entered Barbís Adult Foster Care in Burlington, ND. Lydia enjoyed flowers, plants, reading, and crocheting. She was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of Dickinson.

Lydia is survived by: one daughter, Vietta (Bernie) Barden, Minot, ND; one son, Rodney (Alice) Reich, Grand Forks, ND; four grandchildren, Roger (Missy) Barden, Tanya Barden, Melissa Earl (finance, Tom Garrad) and Shawn Reich; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Allison, Bryanna, Austin and Garrett; one step grandchild, William; two brothers, Reuben Ackerman, Gackle, ND; and Elmer (Dena) Ackerman, Hutchinson, MN; four sisters, Helen Fischer, Elk Grove, CA, Frieda Wittmier, Steele, ND, Emma Hins, Jamestown, ND and Edna (Norman Niskanen), Mt. Iron, MN.

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

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, December 4, 2008

Marie Reich, 95, Jamestown, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Marie M. Ruff was born March 14, 1913, northwest of Streeter, N.D., in Kidder County, the daughter of Fred and Margaret (Enzminger) Ruff. She grew up on the family farm southwest of Streeter and at-tended rural school in the area. She married Jacob Reich on Sept. 2, 1936, at Medina, N.D. They farmed south of Medina until they moved to Cleveland, N.D. in 1949. They moved to Jamestown in 1967. She worked as a cook at Hi-Acres Manor and James-town College. He died Dec. 9, 1985. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown.

She is survived by a daughter, Naomi Swenningson, Bismarck, N.D.; a son, Elmer (Linda), Grant Pass, Ore.; a daughter-in-law, Carol Reich, Jamestown; a stepson, Vernon (Norma), Jamestown; a stepdaughter, Adeline (James) Buchanan, McAllen, Texas; three brothers, Walter (Lorraine), Colorado Springs, Colo., Verner (Faye), Grand Rapids, Minn., and Harry (Inez), Streeter; three sisters, Leah (Harry) Wolff, Streeter, and Ida Enzminger and Esther Simonson, both Jamestown; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Harley; her parents; two stepdaughters, Inez Krause and Lorraine Gross; two brothers, Anton and Edwin; and two sisters, Lydia Enzminger and Naomi Cole.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown, with the Rev. Susan Lester officiating.

Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.

Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.
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Marie M. Reich, 95, Jamestown, ND died Sunday morning November 30, 2008 at the Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, ND.

Marie M. Ruff was born March 14, 1913, in Kidder County, the daughter of Fred Ruff and Margaret (Enzminger) Ruff. She grew up on the family farm SW of Streeter, ND and received her elementary education in rural schools in the area.

She and Jacob Reich were married September 3, 1936 at Medina, ND. They farmed south of Medina until 1949 when they moved to Cleveland, ND. They moved into Jamestown in 1969. Marie worked as a cook at Hi-Acres Manor and Jamestown College. Following the death of her husband December 9, 1985 she continued to reside in Jamestown. She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Jamestown.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Naomi Swenningson, Bismarck, ND; 1 son, Elmer (Linda) Reich, Grant Pass, OR; 1 daughter-in-law Carol Reich, Jamestown, ND; 2 step-children, Vernon (Norma) Reich, Jamestown, ND; Adeline (James) Buchanan, McAllen, TX; 16 grand children, 29 great grandchildren, 3 brothers, Walter (Lorraine) Ruff, Colorado Springs, CO; Verner (Faye) Ruff, Grand Rapids, MN; Harry (Inez) Ruff, Streeter, ND; 3 sisters, Leah (Harry) Wolff, Streeter, ND; Ida Enzminger and Esther Simonson, both of Jamestown, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 son, Harley; 2 step-daughters, Inez Krause, Lorraine Gross; 2 brothers, Anton, Edwin and 2 sisters, Lydia Enzminger and Naomi Cole.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 PM Saturday December 6, 2008 in the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Jamestown, ND with Rev. Susan Lester, pastor officiating.

The interment will be made in the Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, ND.

Visitation 9-5 Thursday and Friday at the Funeral Home


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The Billings Outpost, MT
April 10, 2008

Milton Reich, 76, of Billings, a Billings high school graduate who returned here after working in Seattle for 30 years, died April 1, 2008, from lung cancer.

He was born May 9, 1931, to Andreas and Jacobina (Rueb) Reich in Wishek, N.D., the 10th of 14 children. When he was 9 years old, he and his parents moved to Billings. He graduated from Senior High School in 1950. In 1951, he went to work for Benson Roofing and Siding, where he worked until 1967.

On Nov. 14, 1959, he married Alice Vincent. In June 1967, they moved to the Seattle area, where he was employed in the construction business until 1990, when he was employed by a security company. They moved back to Billings in 1997.

Survivors include his wife; four brothers, Philip, August and Walter, all of Billings, and Emil of Boise, Idaho; and three sisters, Irene Byrd, Tena Christensen and Katie Nafts of Billings.

Graveside services were on April 4 at Mountview Cemetery. The memorial service was on April 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements were by Cremation or Funeral Gallery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.


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The Jamestown Sun. ND
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Rose Reich, 88, Great Falls, MT, formerly of Medina, ND went to be with the Lord, Friday December 15, 2006 at Great Falls, MT.

Rose Suko was born March 18, 1918 in Alexander Township, NE of Gackle, ND, the daughter of Reinholdt and Christina (Obenauer) Suko. She was educated in a rural school, Alexander School District #47. Rose was always proud that she completed 8 grades in 7 years.

Rose stayed home to help her parents until she was 18 years old. Then along with her siblings, Louise and Martin, they journeyed to Portland, OR. While in Portland, Rose attended the Artistic Beauty Institute. Also while in Portland she corresponded with Emil Reich, who was in the US Army, and stationed in the SW Pacific.

Emil returned in the fall of 1945 and they were married on December 7, 1945 in Jamestown, ND. Roseís dear brother Martin and his wife Helen were their attendants. A winter storm brewed and the four of them spent the night sharing a hotel room. Rose and Emil farmed and raised their 6 children SE of Medina. Emil passed away on March 28, 1969. Rose then moved with her children into Medina. She was employed at various places in Jamestown. Because of declining health, Rose moved to Hazen in the fall of 2001 to be near her children, Ron and LuAnn. Her health declined farther and Rose moved to Great Falls, MT in November of 2004 where she was honored and lovingly cared for by her daughter Alice and Jonathan Martin, and granddaughters, Nicole, Ursula and Amanda. Rose joined her heavenly father in the presence of her daughter and son-in-law, Alice and Jonathan.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Medina, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Rose is survived by 6 children, Delores (Dennis) Lowderback, Rochester, IN, Alice (Jonathan) Martin, Great Falls, MT, Irene (Timothy) Martin, Kalispell, MT, Alvin (Becky) Reich, Medina, ND, Ron (LuAnn) Reich, Hazen, ND, David (Ann) Reich, Bismarck, ND, 16 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Martin Suko and Edwin Suko, both of Jamestown, ND, 2 sisters, Dorothy Grenz, Jamestown, ND, and Ruth Gomke, Cleveland, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Emil, 1 grandson Wade Bryant, 2 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Sam and Gotthilf, 4 sisters, Amelia, Bertha, Louise, and Minnie.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday December 20, 2006 at the United Methodist Church in Medina, ND with Pastor Bryce Tahran, officiating.

The interment will be made in the Medina Cemetery at Medina, ND.
Arrangements are by the Haut Funeral Homes in Jamestown, ND.
Visitation Ė 9:00 Ė 9:00 Tuesday at the funeral home

Online Guest Book Ė www.hautfuneralhome.com


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Lodi News-Sentinel (online)
Lodi, CA
June 12, 2000

Edna Reimche, 87, of Lodi, died suddenly June 9 in her home. She was born Edna Heinrich on Dec. 12, 1912, in Gackle, N.D. Later, her family moved to Coeur DíAlene, Idaho, for a short time and then moved to Lodi in 1926. She was married to Roy Reimche in June 1936.

See todayís [June 12, 2000] Lodi News-Sentinel for complete obituaries. 
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Mrs. Katherine Reinhardt passed away at the McCone Co. Hospital in Circle, Mont. Aug. 27, 1967. She was born April 28, 1884, at Rohrbach, South Russia, came to the U.S. with her parents to North Dakota. She married John Reinhardt March 25, 1909, at Gackle, N.D., where they lived until 1929 when they moved to the Circle Community and farmed 13 miles SW of Circle until 1946. Mr. John Reinhardt died in 1951.

Survivors are: 6 sons, Clarence and Reuben Reinhardt of Circle, Emil of Sacramento, Cal, Lloyd of Calif, John of Lodi, Calif, and Alex of Hesperia, Calif. Also 6 daughters: Mrs Anna Franson of Minneapolis, Mrs Christina Kwasney and Mrs Alvina Stephenson of Circle, Mont, Mrs Irene Cox of Seattle, Wash, Mrs Katherine Hall of Aberdeen, SD, and Mrs Pauline Wanke of Minneapolis. Also 3 brothers: Jake Moos of Gackle, ND; Edward Moos of Medina, ND; John Moos of Tacoma, Wash; and 3 sisters: Mrs Sophie Scherbinske of Gackle, ND, Mrs Ludwig Eberhardt of Ontaria, Calif and Mrs John Morlock of Gackle, ND; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Interment in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Circle, Montana.

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, March 10, 2003

Edith Reinke, 99, Jamestown, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Edith Elhard was born July 7, 1903, the daughter of John and Mathilda (Schue) Elhard. Her mother died when she was young, so she was raised by Elizabeth and Jacob Schlenker on a farm near Alfred, N.D. She attended country school in the Alfred area. She married William H. Reinke on June 3, 1923, at a farm home near Alfred. They farmed in Cusator Township, near Alfred. They retired in 1970 and moved to Jamestown. He died Sept. 19, 1972. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

She is survived by a son, Bill (Mildred), Billings, Mont.; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Reinke, Jamestown; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Clifford and one in infancy; a brother, two sisters and a grandson.

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Doug Opp officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Register-Guard
Eugene, OR
September 22, 2002

Emil R. "Rooster" Reister died Sept. 20 of age-related causes. He was 89.

Reister was born Jan. 24, 1913, in Gackle, N.D., to Karl and Amelia Otto Reister. He married Lilla Larson in Jamestown, N.D., on Aug. 3, 1938. He was a 51-year resident of Lane County.

He was a member of the Rodeo Hall of Fame and a life member of both the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Rodeo Historical Society. He worked as a dispatch clerk for Southern Pacific Railroad and also served with the National Guard.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard of Jefferson and Robert of Layton, Utah; five daughters, Ellen Parson of La Pine, Charlotte Hunt of Sisters and Emily Rear, Judy Marsh and Cheryl Halleman, all of Eugene; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

No services are planned. Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.


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The Sacramento Bee, CA
February 1, 2008

Passed peacefully from this life on January 29, 2008.

Preceded in death by husband, Roland; brothers Jacob, Gideon, Edwin, Erhardt and Arthur Stelzer; sisters Bertha Stelzer, Katie Zimmerman, Viola Edwards.

Survived by daughter Kathleen; sisters Emma Wentz, Marie Darrow and Ruth Wells.

Helen and Roland worked side by side for 60 years, first in the farming community of Streeter, N.D., before moving to Sacramento in 1954. Together they were founding members of Peace Lutheran Church and active in The Senior Gleaners. Helen was always cheerful and kind, beloved by all who knew her. The family wishes to thank everyone at Daybreak Enterprises for their tender care.

Remembrances to UCD Alzheimer's Clinic, 4860 Y St., Sacramento, 95817. Friends are welcome to attend a graveside service on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at EAST LAWN ELK GROVE MEMORIAL PARK, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, Calif.
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The Napoleon Homestead, ND
February 27, 2008

Helen Rembold, formerly of Streeter, died January 29, 2008. Graveside services were held on February 1, 2008 in Elk Grove, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland; five brothers, Jacob, Gideon, Edwin, Erhardt, and Arthur Stelzer; three sisters, Bertha Stelzer, Katie Zimmerman and Viola Edwards.


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The funeral for Albert C. Remboldt, 80, Gackle, N.D., will be there a 2 Friday in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He died Tuesday. [July 8, 1986]

Mr. Remboldt was born Dec. 29, 1905, near Gackle. He grew up and attended school there. He married Hulda Sprecher Jan. 5, 1931, at Jamestown, N.D. They farmed near Gackle until 1937, when they moved into town. He operated several businesses including trucking grain and cattle and operating a grocery store and cafť. He retired in 1955, and entered the Hi-Acres Manor at Gackle in July.

He is survived by his wife, three brothers and a sister, Edward, Ellendale, N.D.; Oscar, Gackle; Rueben, Boring, Ore.; and Mrs. Emil (Ruth) Metz, Morgan, Utah. (Haut)

Date: Thur - July 10, 1986
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: B9


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, May 21, 2009

Alice Remboldt, 68, Jamestown, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Alice F. Maier was born April 16, 1941, at Hazelton, N.D., the daughter of Gottlieb and Edna (Schnaidt) Maier. She attended the local elementary school and graduated from Streeter (N.D.) High School in 1959. She attended the Town and Country Beauty College, Jamestown. She married Clyde C. Remboldt on Aug. 12, 1962, in Streeter. They lived in Gackle, N.D., where she worked for Davidís House of Beauty, which she later bought and renamed Aliceís Beauty Salon. In 1967 they moved to the family farm north of Gackle. They lived there until 1991 when they retired from farming and moved to Jamestown. In Jamestown she worked for Wal-Mart until 2003. She retired in 2004. She entered Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown, in April 2008 and then entered Ave Maria Village in March 2009. She was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter. She enjoyed embroidering, crafting and craft shows, gardening and camping.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Shawn (Cody), Bismarck, N.D., and Shay, Centerville, Minn.; her mother; a brother, Allen (Marge), Bismarck; and three sisters, Carolyn (James) Burkle, Eagan, Minn., and Beverly (Arnie) Schumaker and Paulette (Steve) Kirschenmann, both Streeter.

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

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Chris Hogstad officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, at a later date.
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Alice Remboldt, 68, Jamestown, ND died Tuesday morning May 19, 2009 in the Ave Maria Village in Jamestown, ND.

Alice F. Maier was born April 16, 1941 at Hazelton, ND, the daughter of Gottlieb Maier and Edna (Schnaidt) Maier. She received her elementary education in the local school and graduated from Streeter High School in 1959. She attended the Town and Country Beauty College in Jamestown.

She and Clyde C. Remboldt were married August 12, 1962 in Streeter, ND. They made their home in Gackle where she worked for Davidís House of Beauty which she later purchased in Gackle and named it Aliceís Beauty Salon. In 1967 they moved to the family farm north of Gackle until 1991 when they retired from farming and moved to Jamestown. In Jamestown Alice went to work for Wal-Mart until 2003. They have continued to reside in Jamestown, ND. She retired in 2004, entered Hi-Acres Manor in April of 2008 and entered the Ave Marie in March of 2009.

She was a member of the St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Streeter, she enjoyed embroidering, crafting, and craft shows, flower gardening and camping.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde, Jamestown, ND, 2 sons, Shawn (Cody) Remboldt, Bismarck, ND; Shay Remboldt, Centerville, MN; her mother, Edna Maier, Streeter, ND; 1 brother, Allen (Marge) Maier, Bismarck, ND; and 3 sisters, Carolyn (James) Burkle, Eagan, MN; Beverly (Arnie) Schumaker, Streeter, ND; Paulette (Steve) Kirschenmann, Streeter, ND; and 2 special nieces, Debbie (Mike) Zimmerman, Streeter, ND; and Kim (Jon) Hummel, Firestone, CO.

She was preceded in death by her father, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

The funeral Service will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday May 23, 2009 in St. Luke Lutheran Church in Streeter, ND with Rev. Chris Hogstad, pastor officiating.

The interment will be made in the Gackle Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation Ė 9:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. on Friday @ the funeral home in Jamestown
Prayer service: 7:00 P.M. Friday @ the Funeral Home


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The Napoleon Homestead, ND
May 12, 2004

Alida Remboldt, 93, Gackle, died April 22, 2004 at her granddaughter's home near Streeter.

Alida Zenker was born January 29, 1911 near Gackle, the daughter of Wilhelm Sr. and Fredericka (Klipfel) Zenker. She received her elementary education in the local rural school. She and Emanuel (Pete) Remboldt were married June 1, 1930 at the Neudorf Lutheran Church, SW of Gackle. They farmed NW of Gackle until 1940 when they bought the International Implement Dealership from George Hummel.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, February 9, 2008

Annabelle F. Remboldt, 90, of Mesa, AZ, died February 2, 2008 at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital in Mesa.

Annabelle was born November, 26 1917, in Wilkes Barre, PA, the youngest of four children of Guy B. and Maude V. King Flyte. She graduated from Pottstown High School, Pottstown, PA. Her plans to be a nurse were interrupted when asked to join the Harvey Wilson Orchestra as a vocalist and whistler. She toured with the orchestra throughout the east coast for four years.

As World War II began, her desire to assist in the war effort led her to Riverside, CA where she worked at Camp Hahn and attended Riverside Community College. When the US Treasury Departmentís War Bond Show began, she was a featured soloist, singing with a 32 piece Army Band that traveled extensively throughout the southwest entertaining troops. It was at Camp Hahn, CA where Annabelle met the love of her life, Reuben (Budge) Remboldt. They married in Las Vegas, NV in 1946 and settled in his hometown, Gackle, ND.

She was active in the management of the family business, Remboldtís Clothing Inc, and her civic activities are worthy of mention. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, served on the Park Board, City Planning Commission and was past president of the local library.

In 1980, she and Budge moved to Fountain of the Sun in Mesa, AZ, where she worked at Goldwaterís Department Store. After her husband died, she moved to The Citadel where she was constantly on-the-go attending concerts, playing bridge and traveling. She also volunteered at the East Mesa Public Library and, until her death, at Banner Baywood Heart Hospital.

A life-long Episcopalian, she was a member of Grace Episcopal in Jamestown, ND, Transfiguration Episcopal in Mesa and St. Margaretís Episcopal in Palm Desert, CA. She was also a proud member of the Mayflower Society and decent of President Franklin Pierce.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Reuben, her parents, two sisters and a brother. She will be greatly missed by:  Her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Joseph Marosy of Rockville, MD; her son and daughter-in-law, Hank and Cherry Remboldt of Rancho Mirage, CA. Her granddaughters, Maggie Remboldt of Los Angeles and MiaBeth, Steve and great granddaughter, Annabeth Grace Hohman of Bel Air, MD. In addition, she leaves a sister-in law, Lillian Mueller of Gackle, several nieces, nephews and two godchildren.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 17, at Church of the Transfiguration in Mesa. A service of Holy Eucharist and Consecration of the Ashes will be held on Friday, February 22 at 2:00 PM at St. Margaretís Episcopal, in Palm Desert, CA. Inurnment of the cremains will be in the columbarium on the grounds of St. Margaretís.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Banner Baywood Heart Hospital Foundation in Mesa, AZ.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Archie Remboldt, 92, Stockton, Calif., died Sunday, May 23, 2004.

Mr. Remboldt was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Gackle, N.D., the son of Conrad and Elizabeth Remboldt. He married Irene Clark on Feb. 7, 1936, in Bismarck, N.D. They moved to Jamestown in 1942, where they lived until moving to California in 1978 after he retired. He was a plumbing supply salesman for many years. She died Jan. 24, 2003. He was a member of Zion Reformed Church, Lodi, Calif.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Tom) Elhard, Galt, Calif. and Sandi (Bob) Peterson, Lodi; two sons, Paul, Vergas, Minn., and David (Kathy), Mandan, N.D.; a sister, Christina DeWitt, Gackle; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, Zion Reformed Church, Lodi. Arrangements by DeYoung Memorial Chapel, Stockton, Calif.
Burial: Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi.
Memorials: Zion Reformed Church, 105 S. Ham Ln., Lodi, CA 95242.


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The funeral for Arthur J. Remboldt, 77, Jamestown, N.D., formerly Gackle, N.D., will be at 1:30 Thursday in Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with burial in Gackle. He died Sunday. [April 23, 1989]

Mr. Remboldt was born July 3, 1911, near Gackle, where he grew up and attended school. He married Tillie Hehn Oct. 29, 1932, near Gackle. They farmed near Gackle until 1980 and in 1985 moved to Jamestown. He served as Griffin Township assessor for several years.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Russel, Gackle; two brothers, Emil, Jamestown; and Ervin, Oceanside, Calif.; a sister, Pauline Beglau, Gackle; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (Haut, Jamestown)

Date: Wed - April 26, 1989
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: A-13


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, May 7, 2007

Autumn Lynn Remboldt, infant daughter of Corey and Samantha Remboldt of Bismarck, N.D., was born and died Friday, May 4, 2007, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck.

Autumn is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Russell Jr. and Teresa Remboldt, Gackle, N.D., and Paul and Jodelle Gefroh, Cleveland, N.D.; and her great-grandparents, Russell Remboldt Sr. and Buzz and Marilyn Zimmerman, Cheryl and Jack Volk, Teresa Gefroh, Tillie Remboldt, and Jim Richter.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandfathers, Joe Gefroh and Don Daugherty, and a great-grandmother, Karen Richter.

Graveside service: 4 p.m. today, SDA Cemetery northeast of Gackle, with the Rev. Al Bitz officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.


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Carol J. Remboldt, 66, Gackle, N.D., died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, in Jamestown (N.D.) Hospital.

Carol Olson was born March 3, 1931, in Climax, Minn., where she grew up, attended school and worked on her family's farm. She worked at Northport Super Valu, Fargo, from 1951 to 1961. On June 25, 1961, she married Roger Remboldt in Climax. They farmed near Gackle and Medina, N.D., until 1984. She worked for Gackle Care Center and Gackle Public School until retiring in 1988.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Terry, Tom, both Gackle, Tim, Jamestown; a daughter, Tammy Remboldt, Gackle; a brother, Myron, Park Rapids, Minn.; and three sisters, Delia (Melvin) Gunlikson, Ft. Collins, Colo, Darlene ...

Date: Sun - November 2, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: f1


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
July 21, 1965, Page 8

Mrs. C. Remboldt, Gackle Pioneer, Dies at Age 80

Mrs. Christ Remboldt, 80, longtime resident of Gackle Community, died late Monday night at Trinity Hospital in Jamestown where she had been a patient for the past three months.

Funeral services were Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist Church in Gackle with Elder D. E. Howe and Elder Albert Schimke of the Seventh-day Adventist Church officiating. Burial was in the Gackle Cemetery.

Mrs Arthur Brandenburg played a program of organ music. A quartet, Robert Liebelt, Arthur Heinrich, Arthur Reile, and Lawrence Schroeder sang with Miss Cynthia Heinrich playing the accompaniment. Ushers were Ezra Hehn and Fred Schmierer.

Pallbearers were August F. Lang, Rudolph Lang, Fred Schroeder, Gus Schmierer, Emil Remboldt, and Conrad Rivinius.

Mrs. Remboldt the former Caroline Lang was born Jan 28, 1885, at Kassel, South Russia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Lang. She came with her parents to the United States in 1900 and the family settled at Tripp, S. D., moving later that year to North Dakota where they established their home on a farm nine miles northeast of Gackle in Stutsman County.

On March 19, 1905, she was united in marriage to Christ Remboldt on the family farm and they homesteaded four miles northeast of Gackle. They farmed northeast of Gackle until their retirement in 1938 when they moved into Gackle to make their home. Mr. and Mrs Remboldt celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in the spring of 1965. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gackle.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Albert C. Remboldt, Edward C. Remboldt, and Oscar Remboldt, all of Gackle and Rueben C. Remboldt, Spokane, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Emil Netz (Ruth), Morgan, Utah, 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Solomon Sperle, San Mateo, Calif. Haut Funeral Home.

Relatives attending from out of state were Rueben C. Remboldt, Spokane, Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Netz and Bobby Netz, Morgan Utah.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND

Christine Remboldt, 86, Fargo, died Thursday, April 20, 2000, at her home.

Christine Dorr was born Jan. 8, 1914, at Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Christina (Kranzler) Dorr. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew up in the vicinity, where she helped on the family farm. She married Oscar Remboldt June 1, 1933, at Napoleon, N.D. They lived and farmed two miles east of Gackle, N.D. In 1948 they moved to Gackle, where they went into partnership with Ted Speidel and opened the Gackle Packing Plant. They operated the packing plant until they retired in 1983. In October 1990 they moved to Fargo. He died Jan. 20, 1991. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fargo, and was active in church activities.

She is survived by two daughters, Roseta (Herman) Gold, Napa, Calif., and Suzetta Remboldt, Fargo; a son, Delano "Bud" (Carole), Edina, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Sheila Remboldt, Bismarck; a brother, Raymond (Mary), Worland, Wyo.; two sisters, Marie Meidinger, Jamestown, and Alice Greenfield, Basin, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, Dwight "Chuck"; and an infant daughter, Kristie.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday, April 24, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Marty Thurber officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, October 1, 2007

Clayton Remboldt, 69, Gackle, ND died Friday September 28, 2007 at his home in Gackle.

Clayton Remboldt was born August 15, 1938 in Griffin township in Stutsman County, NW of Gackle, ND, the son of Edward Remboldt and Ida (Hehn) Remboldt. He attended Gackle Public School where he received his education.

He and Twila Dockter were married July 16, 1960 at Streeter, ND. They made their home in Streeter until 1962 then they moved to Lincoln, NE. In 1964 they returned to Streeter where they owned and operated the Streeter Bar. In 1966 they moved to Gackle where he was employed at Heier Implement and Gackle Meat Locker

In 1970 he started employment with the Cooperative Elevator Company of Gackle and in 1977 he became manager, and remained there until his retirement in 2001. The elevator is now known as the Gackle Grain Coop after the consolidation of the two elevators in 1990. Following the death of his wife April 13, 2006 he has continued to reside in Gackle.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND.

Surviving are his 3 sons, Scott Remboldt, Fairbanks, AK, Cordell (Zina) Remboldt, Bismarck, ND, Chad Remboldt, Lenexa, KS, 2 grandchildren, Cody and Allison, Bismarck, ND, his mother-in-law, Florence Dockter-Heier, Gackle, ND, 1 brother, Clyde C. (Alice) Remboldt, Jamestown, ND, 2 sisters, Arlene (Lloyd) Veil, Streeter, ND, Twilla (Dwight) Wiest, Gackle, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and 1 brother Kevin.

The Funeral Service will be at 2:00 PM Thursday October 6, 2007 in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND with Rev. Russ Pollock, pastor officiating.
Interment will be made in the Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle, ND.
Arrangements are pending with the Haut Funeral Homes in Gackle, ND.
Prayer Service: 7:30 PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home
Visitation 9-9 Wednesday


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Clyde Remboldt, 73, Jamestown, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Ave Marie Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Remboldt was born April 15, 1937, at the family farm home, north of Gackle, N.D., the son of Edward C. and Ida (Hehn) Remboldt. He graduated from Gackle High School in 1955. He entered the U.S. Navy on May 30, 1955, at the Great Lakes Training Center, Chicago, Ill. He served on an oil tanker and was later transferred to an ice breaker USS Atka G-B-3. He traveled through the Panama Canal to the Arctic North Pole once and to the Arctic South Pole twice. He was discharged May 30, 1959, at Boston, Mass., with the rank of S H 3rd Class. He returned to Gackle and worked for the Gackle Packing Co. He married Alice Maier on Aug. 12, 1962, in Streeter, N.D. They lived in Gackle. In 1967, they moved to the family farm north of Gackle. They retired in 1991 and moved to Jamestown. She died May 19, 2009. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, and the American Legion Mayor-Morlock Post 250, Gackle.

He is survived by two sons, Shawn (Cody), Lincoln, N.D., and Shay, Hugo, Minn; two sisters, Arlene (Lloyd) Veil, Streeter, and Twilla (Dwight) Wiest, Gackle; a granddaughter; and two special nieces, Debbie (Mike) Zimmerman, Streeter, and Kim (Jon) Hummel, Firestone, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; and two brothers, Kevin and Clayton.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Bernie Jasken officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Memorials: Red River Valley Hospice.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The funeral for Delmer Remboldt, 48, Spirtwood Lake, N.D., was Friday in Jamestown, N.D., with burial in Gackle, N.D. He died Tuesday. [January 31, 1989]

Mr. Remboldt, known as Ron was born June 23, 1940, in Jamestown. He attended schools in Gackle, where he graduated from high school in 1959. He attended Valley City (N.D.) State College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964 and moved to California, where he worked as an independent truck driver. In 1984, he returned to Jamestown, where he was employed by Mayer Truck Line Inc. He married Leah Clark April 4, 1987, in Jamestown, and they lived in Spirtwood Lake.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Dawn Silvernail, Hubbardston, Mich.; his parents, Arthur and Tillie Remboldt, Jamestown; a brother, Russel, Gackle; and one grandchild. (Haut, Jamestown)

Date: Sat - Feb. 4, 1989
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: A-8


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Donna Remboldt, 88, Everett, Wash., died Saturday, May 29, 2010, at Bethany at Pacific Nursing Home, Everett.

Donna Noreen Davis was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Manhattan, Kan., the daughter of Raymond and Alice (Williams) Davis. She married Erwin J. Remboldt of Gackle, N.D., on Sept. 17, 1946, in Pasadena, Calif. They lived in Glendale, Calif., for many years where she worked at the hospital. They retired to southern California and later moved to Portland, Ore., then Hanford, Calif. He died in June 2004. She moved to Granite Falls, Wash. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Marysville, Wash.

She is survived by a son, Darwin, Simi Valley, Calif.; a daughter, Susan Fargher, Granite Falls; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Memorial service: 3 p.m. Friday, Solie Funeral Home, Everett.
Visitation: 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial: 1 p.m. Aug. 4, Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, Gackle.
Local arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
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The Daily Herald, The (Everett, WA) - June 2, 2010

Donna Remboldt, Aug. 26 1921 Ė May 29 2010

Donna Remboldt, 88, of Everett, WA, died Saturday May 29, 2010, at the Bethany at Pacific nursing home in Everett, WA.

Donna Noreen Davis was born August 26, 1921 in the city of Manhattan, Kansas, the daughter of Raymond C. Davis and Alice L. Williams.

She and Erwin J. Remboldt, of Gackle, ND, were married September 17, 1946 in Pasadena, CA. They made their home in Glendale, CA for many years, where she worked at the hospital and raised her family. They retired in southern California, then later moved to Portland, OR, then Hanford, CA. After Erwin preceded her in death in June of 2004, Donna moved to Granite Falls, WA.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Marysville, WA. She was also very passionate in serving the lord and devoted her life to helping others in need.

She is survived by her son, Darwin Remboldt, of Simi Valley, CA; her daughter, Susan (Remboldt) Fargher, of Granite Falls; her grandson, Michael C. Moore, of Selah, WA; her granddaughters, Heather (Fargher) Songstad, of Monroe, WA, Kattie Fargher, of Snohomish, WA, and Sarah (Fargher) Jerde, of Marysville, WA; great-grandchildren, Brandon Moore, of Selah, and Jerico Songstad, of Monroe.

The memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., visitation at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 4, at the Solie Funeral Home in Everett, WA. Then a later burial service will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery in Gackle, ND.


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The funeral for Dwight D. Remboldt, 50, 1001 5th St. S., Fargo, will be at 7:30 Tuesday in Gethsemane Cathedral, Fargo, with a graveside service at 11 Wednesday in Gackle, N.D. Visitation will be 4:30 to 6:30 today in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, and one hour before services in the church. He died Saturday, April 17, 1993.

Mr. Remboldt, known as Chuck, was born Jan. 5, 1943, in Jamestown, N.D. He grew up and attended school in Gackle, where he graduated from high school in 1961. He married Sheila Koehmstedt Aug. 6, 1976, in Fargo. He received his bachelor's degree in nursing in 1991 from North Dakota State University.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Christian, at home; a daughter, Christina, at home; his mother, Christina Remboldt, Fargo; a brother, Delano (Bud), Edina, Minn.; two sisters, Rosetta Gold, Napa, Calif., and Suzetta Remboldt, Fargo.

Date: Tue - April 19, 1993
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: B-6


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
December 4, 2002

Edward C. Remboldt, 95, Jamestown, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Mr. Remboldt was born April 5, 1907, in Griffin Township north of Gackle, N.D., the son of Christ and Carolina (Lang) Remboldt. He attended the local rural school in Alexander Township. He married Ida Hehn on Sept. 18, 1936, in Gackle. They farmed one and a half miles north of Gackle. She died Jan. 1, 1959. He moved to Gackle in 1966 and continued to farm and also worked at Gackle Locker. In 1989 he moved into the Gackle Care Center. In 1998 he entered Central Dakota Village, where he lived for a short time before entering Hi-Acres Manor. He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, served as deacon at the church and served on the township board.

He is survived by two sons, Clyde (Alice), Jamestown, and Clayton (Twila), Gackle; two daughters, Arlene (Lloyd) Veil, Streeter, N.D., and Twilla (Dwight) Weist, Gackle; a sister, Ruth Netz, Morgan, Utah; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Kevin; and three brothers, Albert, Oscar and Reuben.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Grace Baptist Church, Gackle.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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Ernest Remboldt, 85, Jamestown, N.D., formerly Streeter, N.D., died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997, in Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Remboldt, known as Mike, was born Dec. 20, 1911, in Streeter, where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1930. He attended the North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, and Interstate Business College, Fargo. He then worked for a short time for the Gamble-Robinson Co., Fargo. In 1942 he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in the United States, Belgium, Germany and France. Following his military discharge in 1946, he worked for Streeter Lumber Co. He later became owner of the business. On Nov. 15, 1957, he married Viola Dockter in Fargo and they made their home in ...

Date: Sat - March 1, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a10


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Erwin J. Remboldt, 88, Hanford, Calif., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Hanford.

Mr. Remboldt was a graduate of Lincoln (Neb.) College and received a masterís degree in business administration at the University of Chicago. He served with distinction in the U.S. Army in World War II, receiving a Purple Heart. He worked in the health care field for 40 years. His last position was president of Adventist Health.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, Hanford; a son, Darwin, Hanford; a daughter, Susan Fargher, Arlington, Wash.; a sister, Pauline Beglau, Jamestown; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Remboldt; and three brothers, Emil, Art and Aaron.

Graveside service: 3 p.m. Sunday, Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, northeast of Gackle. 
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
March 9, 1967

Services Held for Mrs. Ed. Remboldt

Mrs. Edward C. Remboldt, 52, resident of the Gackle community died early Friday morning, March 3, 1967 at the Ashley Hospital in Ashley, North Dakota, where she had been a patient for one week.

Eva Aichle was born January 19, 1915 at the family farm 5 miles northeast of Tuttle in Kidder County, N.D., the daughter of John Aichle and Maria Nitschke Aichle. She attended the local rural school and grew to womanhood on her parents far. She and Martin Gillig were married August 25, 1934 at Goodrich, North Dakota, where he worked as a laborer. Between the years 1941 and 1950 the family lived at Sykeston and Cathay, N.D. In 1950 the family moved to New Rockford, N.D.

On August 26, 1960, she and Edward C. Remboldt were married at Jamestown, N.D. They made their home at the family farm 2 1/2 miles north east of Gackle in Stutsman County. In the fall of 1966 they moved into Gackle.

She is survived by her husband, four children, Donna (Mrs. Elmer Pepple) Sioux Falls, S.D.; Irene (Mrs. Ralph Duursma) Carrington, N.D.; Carl Gillig, in the U. S. Air Force at Ft. Warren, Wyo.; Linda (Mrs. Keith Morlock) Bordulac, N.D.; seven grandchildren, four stepchildren, Clyde Remboldt, Gackle, Clayton Remboldt, and Arlene (Mrs. Lloyd Veil) both of Streeter, Twyla Remboldt, Rugby, N.D., five brothers, William Aichle, Adam Aichle, Richmond, Calif., John Aichle, Tuttle, N.D., Henry Aichle, Robinson, N.D.; Fred Aichle, Rogers, N.D.; two sisters (Mrs. Pauline Spitzer), Sykeston, N.D.; Elizabeth (Mrs. Jake Rath) Tuttle, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers in infancy, one sister, a stepchild, Kevin Remboldt in 1963.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 8, 1967 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Gackle with Pastor Samuel Reille officiating and Pastor Edward Kanna assisting.

Burial was in the Gackle Cemetery at Gackle, N.D., The body was at the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle.


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CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Harry Remboldt Sr., loving husband and father, passed away Aug. 23, 1998.

He was born in Gackle, N. D., in 1922, and was an area resident since 1958. He retired from the Kent Machine Co. with 22 years service, and was a World War II veteran, serving in the U. S. Army and Marine Corps. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

He will forever be missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Irene; his children and grandchildren: daughters, Anna (Larry) Ray of Uniontown, Juliana (William) Koles of Orange Park, Fla.; son, Harry Jr. (Peggy) of Grand Blanc, Mich.; grandchildren, Jason, Derek, Rena Allison, and Evan; and many other relatives in North Dakota.

Calling hours TONIGHT, 7 to 9, at the McGowan-Reid & Santos Funeral Home, on Third Street one block north of Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Interment at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park. (McGowan-Reid & Santos, 928-1313.)

Date: Tue - August 25, 1998
Publication: "The Beacon Journal", Akron, Ohio
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, May 12, 2003

Hulda Remboldt, 91, Jamestown, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Hulda Sprecher was born Aug. 2, 1911, on the family farm home 15 miles north of Hebron, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Friedricka (Hagelon) Sprecher. She grew up in the area and attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education. She married Albert Remboldt on Jan. 5, 1931, in Jamestown. They lived on a farm northeast of Gackle, N.D., until 1937, when they moved into Gackle. She owned and operated a grocery store and cafe. He died July 8, 1986. She continued to live in Gackle and later entered Central Dakota Village. She attended Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Eva Remboldt, Boring, Ore., and Ruth Netz, Morgan, Utah.

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

Services: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Bryce Tahran officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, February 14, 2003
Stockton, Calif.

Irene Remboldt, 90, Stockton, Calif., died Jan. 24, 2003, at Stockton.

Irene Alma Clark was born Jan. 10, 1913, in Courtenay, N.D., the daughter of Walter and Lillian (Zacharias) Clark. She grew up in Courtenay and Carrington, N.D. She graduated from Carrington High School. She married Archie W. Remboldt on Feb. 7, 1936, in Bismarck. In 1942 they moved to Jamestown. She worked as a secretary at the North Dakota State Hospital and then as a secretary at Jamestown College for 25 years. They moved to Stockton in 1979.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Elhard, Galt, Calif., and Sandi Peterson, Lodi, Calif.; two sons, Paul, Vergas, Minn., and David, Bismarck, N.D.; a sister, Mary Wehmhoefer, Bismarck; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services: held Jan. 28, Zion Reformed Church, Lodi. 
Arrangements by DeYoung Memorial Chapel, Inc., Stockton.
Memorials: Zion Reformed Church, 105 S. Ham Lane, Lodi, CA 95242.
Burial: Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi.


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Mrs. Remboldt Services to be Held Thursday

Mrs. Katherina Remboldt, 80, pioneer and longtime resident of the Streeter community, died Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Bismarck Hospital where she had been a patient for about one month.

She was born Nov. 12, 1882 in So. Russia, the daughter of Andrew Zimmerman and Carolina Schlafman Zimmerman. She attended school there. In 1899 she came with her parents to the United States when they settled at Herreid, S.D., where the family farmed. A few years later they moved to a farm homestead 12 miles southwest of Streeter in Logan County.

On January 6, 1903, she and Mike Remboldt were married at Napoleon. Far a short time they farmed northeast of Gackle in Stutsman County, moving into Streeter in 1904. Following the death of her husband in 1931, she continued to live in Streeter until 1953 when she moved to Bismarck to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hoffer.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Streeter and of the Women's Missionary Society.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Earl Robertson, Sitka, Alaska; Mrs. Edwin Fischer, Streeter; Mrs. Lloyd Reeser, Prescott, Ariz.; Mrs. Oscar Hoffer, Bismarck; one son, Ernest II, Streeter; 15 grandchildren, on step grandchild, 15 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Christ Fischer, Ashley; Mrs. Theo. Derheim, Billing, Mont.; Mrs. Wm. Schlenker, Gackle; one brother, Carl Zimmerman, Napoleon. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, one son in infancy, four brothers, and two sisters.

The funeral will be at 2:00 Thurs., Oct. 24 at the EUB Church in Streeter with Rev. A J. Borchardt, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Streeter, and Rev. Allan Strohschein, Bismarck, officiating. Burial will be in the Streeter Cemetery. The body will be at Haut Funeral Home in Gackle until Thursday at noon.

Napoleon Homestead, ND
Wednesday, October 23, 1963
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Kevin Kent Remboldt, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed C. Remboldt of rural Gackle, died at Trinity Hospital where he had been a patient for a month.

Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Congregational Church in Gackle with Elder H. I. Jarnes, pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church of Jamestown, officiating. Burial was in the Gackle Cemetery.

Born April 11, 1954, at Gackle, Kevin attended the Gackle public school and was a member of the third grade class. Due to illness, he left school last March 14, and two days later was admitted to the University Hospital in Minneapolis for treatment. After his return from Minneapolis, he entered Trinity Hospital periodically.

He is survived by his father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ed C. Remboldt; two brothers and two sisters, Clyde Remboldt, Gackle; Clayton Remboldt and Mrs. Lloyd Veil (Arlene), Lincoln, Neb.; and Twyla Remboldt, at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Remboldt and Edward Hehn, all of Gackle. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1959.

The honorary pallbearers were Thomas Tracy, Dwight Erickson, Joel Zenker, Dean Hehn, Myron Suko, and Roy Meyer. Active pallbearers were Tyler Lang, Quentin Schmierer, Roger Maier, and Michael Dockter.

Out of state relatives attending were the Emil Netz family, Morgan, Utah; Mrs. Elmer Pepple and children, Miss Linda Mann, Mrs. Keith Morlock, of Sioux Falls.

Napoleon Homestead, ND
Wed. July 3, 1963
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
August 22, 2001

Lydia Remboldt, 93, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001, at Central Dakota Nursing Home, Jamestown

Lydia Schroeder was born Sept. 25, 1907, at Jamestown, the daughter of John and Catherina (Schock) Schroeder. In 1912 the family moved to Griffin Township, where she received her education at the local rural school. In 1924 the family moved five miles west of Jamestown, where she helped on the family farm and grew up in the vicinity. She married Emil Remboldt Dec. 3, 1930, at Jamestown. They lived near Cleveland, N.D., and later near Gackle, N.D. They later moved to Alexander Township, northeast Gackle, where they farmed until retiring in 1976. In 1986 they moved into Jamestown. He died in January 1993. In February 2000 she entered Central Dakota Nursing Home, Jamestown. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown. She was the Sabbath school superintendent and a Dorcas leader and teacher in the Gackle SDA Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Willis) Seibold, Sykeston, N.D.; a son, Roger, Gackle; a sister, Martha Haas, Jamestown; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. David Stuart officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Burial: Seventh-Day Adventist Cemetery, northeast of Gackle.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Matilda "Tillie" Remboldt, 96, Jamestown, died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Matilda Hehn was born on May 5, 1914, near Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Carl Hehn and Karolina (Haas) Remboldt. She moved with her parents in 1916 to Jordon, Mont. They later moved back to the Gackle area. She attended elementary school and helped on the family farm. She married Arthur J. Remboldt on Oct. 29, 1932, at the country Seventh-day Adventist Church, northeast of Gackle. They lived on a farm northeast of Gackle, where they farmed until 1980. They retired and moved to Jamestown in 1985. He died April 23, 1989. She entered Rock of Ages, Jamestown, in 2001. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed making quilts.

She is survived by a brother, Albert (Violet) Hehn, Lincoln, Neb.; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Remboldt, Fargo, N.D.; two sisters-in-law, Estella Hehn, Jamestown, and Phyllis Hehn, Minot, N.D.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Russell Sr. and Delmar "Ron"; her parents; a grandson, Brian Remboldt; and a great-great-grand-daughter, Autumn Remboldt.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with Pastor Bob Forbes officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: SDA Cemetery, Gackle.


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The funeral for Oscar Remboldt, 80, Gackle, N.D., will be at 11 Thursday in United Church of Christ Congregational Church, Gackle. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 today in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle, and one hour before services in the church. He died Sunday. [January 20, 1991]

Mr. Remboldt was born Feb. 23, 1910, in Gackle, where he grew up and attended school. He married Christine Dorr June 1, 1933, in Napoleon, N.D., and they farmed near Gackle. In 1948 they moved into Gackle, where he and a partner opened Gackle Packing Plant. They operated the plant until 1983, when he retired.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Delano (Bud), Edina, Minn.; and Dwight (Chuck), Fargo; two daughter, Rosetta (Mrs. Herman) Gold, Napa, Calif.; and Suzetta Remboldt, Fargo; two brothers, Edward C., Gackle; and Reuben, Oceanside, Calif.; a sister, Ruth Netz, Morgan, Utah; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Date: Wed - January 23, 1991
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: B-10


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Paul A. Remboldt, 63, of Vergas, MN, died Sunday, December 2, 2007, near his home in Vergas.

Paul A. Remboldt was born October 23, 1944, in Jamestown, North Dakota, son of Archie and Irene (Clark) Remboldt. He attended Jamestown Elementary School and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1962.

Paul went on to attend Jamestown College from 1962 Ė 1966, and graduated with a B.A. Degree in Sociology.

Paul was employed with Richland County Social Services from 1966 Ė 1968. In 1970, he received his Masters Degree in social work from Arizona State University. Paul went to work for the Jamestown State Hospital and South Central Human Service Center. He joined Southeast Human Service Center in Fargo, North Dakota in 1984. In 1995, Paul worked as Assistant Professor of Social Work for UND School of Social Work in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He retired on May 2, 2007.

Paul is survived by his sisters, Sharon (Tom) Elhard, Galt, CA; Sandy (Bob) Peterson, Lodi, CA; his brother, David (Kathy) Remboldt, Mandan, ND; nieces and nephews, Greg Allen Elhard, Beth Goehring, Sacramento, CA; Sara Larson, Stockton, CA; Ron Peterson, Kenya; Nathan Remboldt, Aurora, CO; Krista Remboldt, Riverside, CA; his aunt, Mary (Clark) Wehmhofer, Bismarck, ND; great nieces and nephews; and many special friends.

Memorials are preferred to the Paul Remboldt Scholarship Endowment at Jamestown College.
Memorial Service: Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 11:00 AM, at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.



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The Desert Sun, AZ
Published on Friday June 16, 2000

Reuben Robert Remboldt, 81, of Mesa, Ariz., died May 30, 2000 in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born June 6, 1918, in Gackle, N.D. 

Mr. Remboldt was a sales representative.

He is survived by his wife, Annabelle; his daughter, Bonnie Marosy of Rockville, Md.; his son, Hank of Rancho Mirage; two sisters, Helen Overlander and Lillian Mueller; and two granddaughters.

Private services were held June 8, 2000, at St. Margaretís Episcopal Church, Palm Desert.
Inurnment was in the Columbarium at St. Margaretís.
Mountain View Memorial Gardens of Mesa, Ariz., was in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests donations to the Little School, Bethesda, Md., or St. Margaretís Episcopal School, Palm Desert.
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The Napoleon Homestead, ND
June 28, 2000

Reuben (Budge) Robert Remboldt, 81, of Mesa, AZ died May 30, 2000 at Desert Samaritan Medical Center in Mesa. He was born June 6, 1918 in Gackle, to Henry and Christina (Hehn) Remboldt. He was a graduate of Gackle High School and Jamestown College.


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Source: The Kansas City Star, MO
Publication Date: February 7, 1993
Page: B6

Roger B. Remboldt, 59, Weatherby Lake in Platte County, died Feb. 4, 1993, at a hospital in Tucson, Ariz.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church, Kansas City in Platte County; burial will be in the Gackle (N.D.) Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Newcomer's White Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Children's Diabetes Center at Children's Mercy Hospital.

Mr. Remboldt was born in Jamestown, N.D., and lived in Fargo, N.D., before he moved to this area in 1957. He was a facility engineer for the National Weather Service for 33 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Joan Remboldt of the home; a son, Jacob Remboldt, Kansas City; a daughter, Cynthia J. Remboldt, Atlanta; two sisters, his twin, Cynara Stadsvold, Corvallis, Ore., and Halaine Baer, Ankeny, Iowa; and two grandsons.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Roger James "Jim" Remboldt, 70, Gackle, N.D., died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at his home.

Mr. Remboldt was born March 3, 1934, at the family farm near Gackle, the son of Emil and Lydia (Schroeder) Remboldt. He attended rural school in Alexander Township and grew up in the area where he helped on the family farm. He entered the U.S. Army in 1956 and was honorably discharged in 1957. He returned home and started farming. He married Carol J. Olson on June 25, 1961, at Climax Lutheran Church in Climax, Minn. They lived on a farm northwest of Gackle from 1961 to 1966, then moved to a farm 5 miles southeast of Medina, N.D. In 1976, they moved to a farm 9 1/2 miles northeast of Gackle. In 1984, they moved into Gackle, and he started Remboldt Construction Co., which he operated until his death. She died in 1997. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Gackle, until it closed and a current member of Dakota Conference.

He is survived by three sons, Terry and Tom, both Gackle, and Tim (Amy), Eldridge, N.D.; a daughter, Tammy (Dave) Kline, Valley City, N.D.; a sister, Donna (Willis) Seibold, Sykeston, N.D.; and two stepgrandchildren, Valley City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son and a brother, Larry.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with Pastor David Stuart officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown, and 4 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle. 
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, March 10, 2008

Russell Eugene Remboldt Sr., 74, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Meritcare Palliative Care Unit, Fargo.

Mr. Remboldt was born August 13, 1933, at Gackle, the son of Arthur J. Remboldt and Tillie (Hehn) Remboldt. He attended country school northeast of Gackle, grew up in the area and helped on the family farm. He entered the U.S. Army on Dec. 7, 1956, and was discharged Feb. 11, 1958, with the rank of private first class. He farmed until his retirement in March 2002. He married Bonnie Smith on Jan. 2, 1990, at Fargo. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Gackle, and also served on the Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery Board, Gackle. He enjoyed camping, traveling and golf.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Russ Jr. (Teresa), Gackle; a daughter, Holly (David) Wald, Edgeley, N.D.; two stepsons, Dean (Shelly) Smith, Milbank, S.D., Scott (Pam) Smith, Summerville, S.C., a stepdaughter, Michelle (Todd) Wirth, Piedmont, S.D.; his mother, Jamestown; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Delmar "Ron"; and a great-granddaughter, Autumn Remboldt.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with Pastor Darren Purdy officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, northeast of Gackle.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, April 15, 2006

Twila Remboldt, 62, Gackle, N.D., died Thursday, April 13, 2006, at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D.

Twila Dockter was born Jan. 10, 1944, at Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Adolph and Florence (Strehle) Dockter. She grew up and attended Streeter Public School. She married Clayton Remboldt on July 16, 1960, at Streeter. They lived in Streeter until 1962 and then moved to Lincoln, Neb. They returned to Streeter in 1964. They owned and operated Streeter Bar. In 1966, they moved to Gackle, where she was employed at Gackle Meat Locker. In 1977, she began working as a bookkeeper at Co-operative Elevator Company of Gackle and later at Gackle Grain Co-op. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, and served on the Gackle City Council from 2004-05. She enjoyed baking, cooking and cleaning.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Scott, Williston, N.D., Cordell (Zina), Bismarck, N.D., and Chad, Lenexa, Kan.; her mother, Florence Dockter-Heier, Gackle; a brother, Michael, Fargo, N.D.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Services: 2: p.m. Monday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Russ Pollock officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Date Of Death 10/09/2000
Age 80

UNDERWOOD -- Walter W. Remboldt, 80, Underwood, died Oct. 9, 2000, in the Underwood nursing home. Services will be held at noon Thursday at Boelter Funeral Home, Bismarck, with the Rev. Darrel Aleson officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at Boelter Funeral Home.

Walter was born Dec. 5, 1919, [year wrong -see note] on the family farm north of Gackle, the son of Peter and Fredricka (Tesky) Remboldt. He was raised and educated in Gackle. He joined the military in 1945, where he served in the U.S., Alaska and as an interpreter in Germany. He also served in the Korean War. After surviving 20 years in the military, he worked road construction in Tacoma, Wash.

He is survived by two daughters, Sandra Lee Remboldt, Mississippi, and Joyce Sylvia Remboldt, California; and one sister, Leona Suko, Gackle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Emanual, Ervin and Harry; two sisters, Lydia and Hulda; and two sons, Ronald and Emanual.

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Napoleon Homestead, ND
Thursday, October 22, 2008

Alvin Remmick, 88, of Battle Ground, WA died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 of a brain aneurysm.

He was born in Streeter, ND on August 28, 1920 to Carl and Bertha Remmick. He was raised in Streeter where he met and married Ella Schaffer on October 26, 1941.
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The Columbian, Vancouver, WA
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Aug. 28, 1920 ~ Oct. 18, 2008

Alvin Remmick, 88, of Battle Ground, WA, passed away Sat., Oct. 18, 2008 of a brain aneurysm. He was born in Streeter, ND on Aug. 28, 1920 to Carl and Bertha Remmick. Alvin was raised in Streeter where he met and married, Ella Schaffer on Oct. 26, 1941.

He enlisted in the Air Force in 1942 and served as a mechanic and interpreter for German prisoners during WWII.

After leaving the Air Force, he worked at the Garrison Dam, then went on to Maryland. While in Maryland his son, Steven was born in 1951. They then moved to Oregon to work on the Dalles Dam. In 1955 they moved to Battle Ground where he operated Battle Ground Motors. Alvin went to work for International Paper as a mechanic in 1963 and retired in 1982.

He enjoyed farming and raising cattle, traveling, and watching the Seattle Mariners and Portland Trail Blazers. But mostly he enjoyed his two grandchildren.

Alvin is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ella (Schaffer) Remmick; his son, Steven of Battle Ground; his daughter, Nancy Miller, son-in-law, Marty; and grandchildren, Timothy and Sarah Miller, all of Battle Ground; brothers, Edwin and Arthur Remmick; sisters, Esther Graf, Lorina Kushel and Netti Schuler, all of North Dakota and Darlene Olsen of Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Bertha (Adam) Remmick; his brother, Helmuth Remmick; and his sisters, Annetta Kleinknect, Ida Schwitzer, and Irene Deutscher.

Services will be at Bethel Lutheran Church, Brush Prairie, WA at 11:00 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 24, 2008 with burial immediately following at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be at 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 23, 2008 at Layne's Funeral Home, 16 NE Clark Ave., Battle Ground, WA.

Layne's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
July 8, 2002

Elmer Remmick, 74, Umatilla, Fla., formerly Jamestown, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Florida Hospital Waterman.

Mr. Remmick was born April 26, 1928, near Cleveland, N.D., the son of George and Elizabeth (Wiest) Remmick. He grew up and attended school in Streeter, N.D. He helped his father on the farm for a couple of years. He married Annie Pendill on Aug. 10, 1951, in Mandan, N.D. They lived at Highmore, S.D., where he worked on the building of the Big Ben Dam, southeast of Pierre, S.D., for two years. They moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where he worked for a housing project. They moved to New York, where he worked as a carpenter for many years. In 1997 he moved to Florida, where he owned a trailer court and worked for a produce processor. He married Patricia A. Graham in November 2001 in Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; four sons, Roger D., Santee, Calif., Michael, Memphis, Tenn., Mark, Wheaton, Ill., and Kyle, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; two daughters, Charlene Marsh, Wesley Chapel, Fla., and Tammy Roemmich, Rochester, N.Y.; two brothers, Walter, Jamestown, and Harold, Eugene, Ore.; six sisters, Alvina (Paul) Gienger, Sun City, Calif.; Bernice Pfahl, Goodrich, N.D., Irene Moos, Dickinson, N.D., Inez (Lyle) Siegner, Corona, Calif., Janice (Jerry) Fargis, Ocala, Fla., and Elizabeth (Gene) Farmer, Torrance, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Esther, Ruth, Gladys and Iona.

Graveside services: 2 p.m. Monday, Streeter (N.D.) Cemetery, with the Rev. Doug Opp officiating.
Burial: Streeter Cemetery, Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, August 1, 2008

Jacob Remmick, age 92, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, July 30, 2008, with the presence of his niece, Janet Wanzek, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home, Jamestown, ND.

Jacob was born November 8, 1916 in Streeter, North Dakota, to Jacob and Paulina (Pfaff) Remmick. Jacob grew up in Streeter, ND, as a young boy and farmed on the family farm. During World War II, Jacob work-ed with the police force in Mandan, North Dakota. In 1951, Jacob was a chef for the Dakota Cafť, Medina, ND, which was owned and operated by his sister, Lydia, until it was sold.

In 1970, Jacob became the chef for the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Jamestown, until Jake retired. Upon his retirement, Jacob spent much time with his niece, Janet Wanzek, and her husband, Leo. Janet remembers cooking oatmeal for Jake every morning at 7:00 AM sharp, while Jake was staying with her. Jacob was always full of life and happy. He always welcomed visitors, especially his niece, Janet, and her late husband, Leo Wanzek.

Jakeís great-nieces, Juliet and Jantze Wanzek, remember him as the best babysitter when they were young. He would play the piano and "yodel" for them. Jake loved when they would come to visit at Hi-Acres Manor. The "girls" would play the piano for him and Jake could still "yodel". We were so fortunate to have a great uncle as special as Jake and for so long. Jake has taught us a lot about life and what really matters. For this, we are grateful for our Uncle Jake.

Jake will be missed by all of us. May he rest in peace.

Jake is survived by his niece, Janet Wanzek, Fargo, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters, Martha and Lydia.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 2, 2008 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating.
Visitation: 1:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday, August 1, 2008 at the Eddy Funeral Home.
Burial: Streeter Cemetery, Streeter, North Dakota.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Rudolph Remmick, 87, Robinson, N.D., died Monday, July 14, 2003, at Golden Manor Nursing Home, Steele, N.D.

Mr. Remmick was born Feb. 22, 1916, in Gackle, N.D., the son of Jacob and Anna (Kassman) Remmick. He attended country schools and later worked with the Civil Conservation Corps. He married Alma Schumacher on June 29, 1939, in Steele. They lived on a farm north of Robinson. She died June 16, 1996. He enjoyed gardening, watching his geese and ducks walk around the yard, picking chokecherries, playing cards and driving his team of horses.

He is survived by a son, Marvin (Nadine), Robinson; two daughters, Mary Ann Dehne, Robinson, and Elsie (LaVerne) Wolff, Chaseley, N.D.; a sister, Amelia Gruebele, Jamestown; special friends, Blaine (Carla) Schaible and family; 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; an infant son, David; four brothers, Ted, Art, Albert and Clifford; five sisters, Mathilda, Johanna, Lydia, Julia and Martha; and a son-in-law, Dale Dehne.

Service: 1 p.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church, Robinson, with the Rev. Perry Schnabel officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Frettim Township Cemetery, Northeast of Robinson.


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The Kulm Messenger, ND
September 15, 1955

Funeral services for Gottfried Rempfer, 63, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Thursday, 15 September, 1955, in St. Paul's Lutheran church of Jud. Pastor R. W. Schwarz will officiate. Pallbearers will be Simon Giesler, Jack Ruther, Harold Gilbertson, Gottlieb Nitschke, Gust Merkle and Solomon Nitschke all of Jud.  Burial will be in Jud with Holte funeral home in charge. Mr. Rempfer died suddenly Monday night, September 12, 1955.

Mr. Rempfer was born in Russia on June 30, 1892, and came to this country with his parents. in the same year.  They settled in McIntosh county where they lived for two years before moving to Bluebird township south of Jud.  On January 13, 1919, he was married to Mary Nitschke.  In 1948 they moved into Jud where Mr. Rempfer was employed as custodian of the Jud school.  His wife preceded him in death just 4 days short of one year ago.

Survivors include his son Arthur of Jud; two daughters, Mrs. Cycil (Laura) Bower of Stockton, California and Mrs. Ed. (Esther) Ring also of Stockton and three children.


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The Galt Herald, CA
September 19, 2007

Arthur G. Rempfer, 87, of Galt died Sept. 12, 2007 of natural causes at a local hospital. He was born Nov. 15, 1919 in Judd, N.D., to Gottfred and Mary Rempfer.

Mr. Rempfer has lived in the Galt area for 30 years and worked in construction. He enjoyed building things and tinkering.

Surviving him are his children, Judy Shaklin and Jerald Rempfer of Galt; sisters, Esther Ring and Laura Bowser of Lodi; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time. 
Arrangements are being handled by Ben Salas Funeral Home.


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The Kulm Messenger, ND
September 23, 1954

Funeral services for Mrs. Gottfried, 54, were held Monday, September 20, 1954, in St. Paul's Lutheran church of Jud.  Rev. R. W. Schwarz of Kulm officiated. Mrs. Rempfer died at her home near Jud on Thursday Morning, September 16, 1954.  She was a victim of leukemia.

Mary Nitschke, a daughter of Jacob F. and Fredricka (Reinhardt) Nitschke, was born December 15, 1899, at Beresina, Bessarabia, South Russia.  She came to the United States in 1903 with her parents who settled in the Jud vicinity.  On January 13, 1919, she and Gottfried Rempfer were married.

Survivors include her husband, Gottfried; one son Arthur of Jud; two daughter, Mrs. Cycil (Laura) Bauser and Mrs. Eddie (Esther) Ring, both of Stockton, California; her father, Jake Nitschke of Alfred; three grand children, four sisters and three brothers.


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The Galt Herald, CA
September 17, 2007

Arthur G. Rempfer, 87, of Galt died Sept. 12, 2007 of natural causes at a local hospital. He was born Nov. 15, 1919 in Jud, N.D., to Gottfred and Mary Rempfer.

Mr. Rempfer has lived in the Galt area for 30 years and worked in construction. He enjoyed building things and tinkering.

Surviving him are his children, Judy Shaklin and Jerald Rempfer of Galt; sisters, Esther Ring and Laura Bowser of Lodi; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are being handled by Ben Salas Funeral Home.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
January 8, 2002

Ardell Eugene Retzlaff Sr., 61, Kulm, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Mr. Retzlaff was born May 12, 1940, at Aberdeen, S.D., the son of Arthur and Irene (Isaak) Retzlaff. He grew up and attended rural school near Kulm. He then attended an academy school in Lincoln, Neb., for a time. He worked for a road construction firm in Rapid City, S.D. He married Leila Kramlich June 20, 1964, at the Methodist Church, Kulm. He began farming in the Kulm, area, and also drove school bus for many years until 1993 when he retired from farming due to an illness. He was a member of Kulm Lions Club, Kulm JCs and Kulm Rod and Gun Club.  He enjoyed gardening, tinkering in his shop, snowmobiling, hunting, and raising pheasants for the Game and Fish Department.

He is survived by four daughters, Leila Jo (Jack) Brandenburger, Rosholt, S.D., Marcia (Todd) King, Ellendale, N.D., and Yvette (Anthony) Strollo and Tisha Retzlaff, both Brooksville, Fla.; a son, Ardell Jr. (Penny), Jamestown; his mother, Minneapolis, Minn.; three sisters, Beverly Retzlaff, LaVonne Retzlaff and Betty Betsch; a brother, Curtis; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home Chapel, Kulm, with the Rev. Dave Stuart officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial: Ellendale City Cemetery, Ellendale.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Emil Reuer, 92, Dawson, N.D., died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D.

Mr. Reuer was born Feb. 29, 1916, at Tappen, N.D., the son of Gottlieb and Caroline (Stadel) Reuer. He grew up in the Tappen area and attended Valley Township country school. He married Magdalena Schumacher on Oct. 16, 1938. They began farming. In 1941 they moved to their Dawson farm. In 2004 they moved to Napoleon, N.D. He was a member of Glueckstal Lutheran Church, Dawson, and served as president of the church council and cemetery board member. He was treasurer of the Bunker Township Board and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon. He enjoyed trapping, gardening and woodworking.

He is survived by three sons, Clarence (Carol), Ada, Minn., Milbert (Terry), Ann Arbor, Mich., and Rod (Lorri), Baxter, Minn.; two brothers, Gerhardt (Leona), Medina, N.D., and Reinhold (Deloris), Steele, N.D., and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and a sister, Anna Albrecht.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: Glueckstal Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dawson.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, June 28, 2008

Magdalena "Maggie" Reuer, 95, Napoleon, N.D., died Friday, June 27, 2008, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D.

Magdalena Schumacher was born May 1, 1913, at Tappen, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Eva (Dockter) Schumacher. She attended school in Peace Township. She married Emil G. Reuer on Oct. 16, 1938. They began farming and in 1941 moved to their farm in Dawson, N.D., where they lived until 2004. They then moved to Napoleon and later to Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek. She was a member of Glueckstal Lutheran Church and then joined Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon. She enjoyed growing flowers, crocheting, quilting, sewing and other crafts.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Clarence (Carol), Ada, Minn.; Milbert (Terry), Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Rod (Lorri), Baxter, Minn.; a brother, Marvin (Janice), Clarksville, Iowa; two sisters, Emma Werre, Bismarck, N.D., and Rose Rau, Jamestown; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Jacob, Henry, Christ, Adam and Benjamin; and four sisters, Eva, Leah, Mary and Lydia.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: Glueckstal Lutheran Cemetery.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
December 20, 2001

Emil "Finn" Reule, 87, Dickinson, N.D., formerly Medina, N.D., and Show Low, Ariz., died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at St. Benedict's Health Center, Dickinson.

Mr. Reule was born in Gackle, N.D., and moved to Medina, at the age of 12. He married Laurie Bietz in 1937. In 1945 he entered the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. When he returned home he took over the Reule Implement (Chevrolet and JI Case Dealership) in Medina until 1959. After his health declined, he accepted a position at the North Dakota Sate Hospital as director of the credit and collection department in January 1962. In 1972 he retired in Show Low. He was an avid hunter and fisherman with many trips to Alaska and Yukon Territories.

He is survived by two sons, Terry (Pollie) Reule, Dickinson, and Randy (Alice), Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Mona Morgan, Yakima, Wash; two brothers, Norma (Alta), Apache Junction, Ariz., and William (Lucille), Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 7 p.m. Sunday, Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with the Rev. Scott McKirdy officiating. Military honors by Veterans Drill Team following the service.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.
Burial: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.


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The Register-Guard; Eugene OR
Friday, August 27, 2010

Elsie L. Richardson of Eugene, died July 11 of age-related causes at age 88. No service is planned.

She was born March 14, 1922, in Gackle, N.D. to Ernest and Katherine Otto Meisenholder.

She married Morris Richardson in September of 1955 in Eugene. He died previously.

She graduated from the University of Oregon. She was a teacher.

Survivors include a brother, Ray Meisenholder of Eugene; and a sister, Violet Kennedy of Springfield.

Arrangements by the Neptune Society.


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The Register-Pajaronian, Watsonville, CA
Sunday, June 13, 2004

Morris F. Richardson died Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Watsonville Community Hospital of cancer. He was 77.

Born Dec. 10, 1926 Le Grande, Ore., Mr. Richardson lived in Watsonville for 40 years.

Mr. Richardson graduated from high school in Le Grande, earned a bachelor's degree from Oregon Eastern College of Education and a master's degree from Oregon College in Corvallis. He worked as a teacher for seven years in Oregon, then worked two years as a pharmacist in Santa Rosa and the next 30 years worked at Ashcraft Pharmacy in Watsonville. He was a member of the State Pharmacy Organization and the Elks Club. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and making jewelry out of rocks.

Mr. Richardson is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elsie; twin cousins, Lea and Leal Graham, and another cousin, Leona Richardson; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 15 at 2 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church, 112 E. Beach St., Watsonville. Cremation will be private.

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The La Grande Observer, OR
July 11, 2004

Morris "Spec" Richardson, 77, a native of La Grande, died June 9 at Watsonville Community Hospital in Watsonville, Calif.

Mr. Richardson was born Dec. 10, 1926, in La Grande. He attended school in La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School.

He served in the Army in the Philippines during World War II. He returned to La Grande and earned a bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Oregon College. After teaching in Prineville and Albany, he earned a master's degree in pharmacy at Oregon State University.

Mr. Richardson worked in Santa Rosa, Calif. and later spent 30 years in Watsonville.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elsie, of Watsonville; twin cousins, Lee and Leal Graham of Union County, and cousin Leona Richardson of Portland; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held today at United Presbyterian Church in Watsonville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity or to the United Presbyterian Church, 112 E. Beach St., Watsonville, CA 95076.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, March 9, 2009

James Herbert Richter, 68, Edgeley, N.D., died Friday, March 6, 2009, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Mr. Richter was born Oct. 27, 1940, at Bismarck, N.D., the son of Herbert and Tina (Koberstein) Richter. He grew up and attended school at Hazen, N.D., graduating from Hazen High School in 1958. He attended North Dakota State University, Fargo, for one year and then worked for the North Dakota Highway Department. He married Karen (McCommon) Remboldt on July 3, 1973, at Aberdeen, S.D. They lived in Jamestown and then moved to Aberdeen, S.D., in 1975 where he worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. They moved to Lakeview, Ore., in 1981 where he worked for the U. S. Forest Service until he retired in 1994. She died Aug. 31, 1996. He moved to Edgeley in 1996. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Edgeley. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting, especially elk hunting in Oregon.

He is survived by a stepson, Rusty (Teresa) Remboldt, Gackle, N.D.; a stepdaughter, Holly (David) Wald, Edgeley; a sister, Carolyn (Myron) Seitz, Edgeley; five stepgrandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, his stepfather, David Zuern, and an infant brother.

Memorial service: planned in the spring at Krem Cemetery, north of Hazen.
Arrangements by Lisko Funeral Chapel, Edgeley.


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Karen Joyce Richter, 56, Lakeview, Ore., formerly Jamestown, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 1996, in her home.

Karen Joyce McCommon was born Oct. 10, 1939, in Jamestown, where she grew up and attended school. On July 3, 1973, she married James Richter in Aberdeen, S.D. She worked for Central Dakota Village, Jamestown. They moved to Aberdeen in 1975 and later to Lakeview in 1981. She worked as activities director for the Lake District Nursing Facility, Oregon, for many years.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Russell (Teresa) Remboldt Jr., Gackle, N.D.; a daughter, Holly (David) Wald, Edgeley, N.D.; two brothers, Jay Mickelson, Jamestown, Ray McCommon Jr., Helena, Mont.; four sisters, Judy ...

Date: Wed - September 4, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: A-12


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The Brainerd Daily Dispatch [MN]
December 28, 1998

PEQUOT LAKES - Sylvester "Tex" Rickard, 62, Pequot Lakes, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at his home.

He was born March 16, 1936, in Gackle, N.D., to Ilo and Edith (Schlenker) Rickard. He was a veteran of the Navy. He was a member of Pequot Lakes American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly; two daughters, Michelle Rickard, Pequot Lakes, and Cindy Tulenchik, Pine River; four sons, Billy Rickard, East Bethel, and Bobby Rickard, Berry Rickard and Brian Rickard, all of Pequot Lakes; a grandchild; his mother, Edith Beauvais, Brainerd; a brother, Jerry Rickard, Big Lake; and a sister, Beverly Anderson, Brainerd.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes with Pastors David Stevens and Paul Jensen officiating.
Burial will be in Kedron Cemetery of Pequot Lakes.

Friends may call at Northland Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes from 4-8 p.m. today, and Tuesday at the church for one hour before the services.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, October 6, 2006

Gertrude C. Riebhagen, 88, Fargo, North Dakota, formerly of Jamestown, ND, died Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at MeritCare Palliative Care Unit in Fargo.

Gertrude Christine Kusler was born October 8, 1917 on the family homestead, south of Fredonia, ND, the daughter of August and Christine (Woelfle) Kusler. She was baptized, confirmed and attended church and Sunday School in the Nazareth Congregational Church in Fredonia. She attended a one room country school south of Fredonia in Haag Township.

Gertrude married Otto Riebhagen on January 3, 1935 in Napoleon, ND. They rented a farm northwest of Fredonia. In 1940, they purchased a farm 8 miles southeast of Kulm, ND where they raised small grains and livestock.

Gertrude and Otto moved to Jamestown in June of 1981. She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church and Germans from Russia Historical Society (G.R.H.S.), both in Jamestown. She enjoyed singing in the G.R.H.S. choir as well as the church choir. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting and embroidering.

She is survived by two daughters, Darlene (Melvin E.) Herrmann, Fargo, ND and Betty Lou Zimmerman, Tucson, AZ; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren; one step great-great-granddaughter and one sister-in-law, Edna Hildebrand, Escondido, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otto; infant son; two sisters, Iona Schorzman and Leah Polensky; one brother, Raymond Kusler; infant great-grandson, Nicholas Herrmann and a son-in-law, Melvin Zimmerman.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Monday, October 9, 2006 at St. Paulís United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenrad Pederson and Rev. Norman Winkelman officiating.
Visitation: 1:00 to 8:00 PM, Sunday, October 8, 2006 at the Eddy Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, North Dakota.


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Wishek Star (online), ND
May 23, 2001

Funeral services for Gottfried Riebhagen, 86, Wishek, and formerly of Fredonia, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at United Church of Christ, Wishek, with Revs. Tammy and Marty Toepke-Floyd officiating. He died May 19 at a Bismarck hospital.

Gottfried was born Sept. 28, 1914 on the family farm near Fredonia, the son of Jacob and Fredericka (Lang) Riebhagen. He grew up in the vicinity and received his education at the Logan County country school near Fredonia.

Gottfried married Lila Munsch on Dec. 3, 1944 in Fredonia. They lived and farmed on the Riebhagen farm until 1979, when they retired and moved to Wishek.

While on the farm, Gottfried served as chairman of the township board. He enjoyed playing and watching sports, especially golf, bowling and hunting. Gottfried's greatest enjoyment was hunting. He was a member of United Church of Christ, Wishek.

Survivors include his wife, Lila of Wishek; a sister, Edna Hildenbrand of Escondido, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gottfried was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and three sisters.

Graveside services are set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kulm Congregational Cemetery. Dahlstrom Funeral Home of Wishek is in charge of arrangements.


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Otto Riebhagen, 87, Jamestown, ND, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 1999, in the Jamestown (N.D.) Hospital. Otto was born May 13, 1911, on the family farm in rural Logan County, ND, near Fredonia, the son of Jacob and Fredericka (Lang) Riebhagen. Otto grew up there, and received his elementary education in rural Logan County School near Fredonia. Following his education, he continued to live on the family farm with his parents, until his marriage to Gertrude Kusler on Jan. 3, 1935, in Napoleon, N.D. Following their marriage, they farmed northwest of Fredonia until purchasing a farm home 8 miles southeast of Kulm, ND, where they lived and farmed. In June of 1981 they purchased a home in Jamestown, where they have lived since. Otto was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown. He was ...

Date: Mon - January 25, 1999
Author: Paid Obituary
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
Monday, August 18, 2008

Amalie Rieger, 98, of Fargo, died Saturday, August 16, 2008 at her home in Fargo under the care of her sister Emelia and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Amalie was born on March 24, 1910 to David and Rosina (Bechtold) Schlittenhard and raised near Gackle, ND. She worked for JC Pennyís in Bismarck, ND for 5 years.

She married Walter Rieger on June 18, 1935 in Gackle, ND. They lived in Bismarck. They moved to Fargo in 1938. During WWII they lived in Washington and California. In 1946 they moved back to Fargo where they owned and operated apartment buildings in Fargo. During retirement they lived in Mesa, AZ in the winter and Fargo in the summer. Walter died in 1989.

She is survived by her sister, Emelia Schlittenhard, Fargo, ND; three grandchildren, Mark Weisser, Jill (Kevin) King, and Kristine Weisser; son-in-law, Charles Weisser and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Audrey Weisser and siblings, David, Katherine, Karl, Edward, Ruth and Robert.

Funeral: Wednesday, July 20, 2008 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Church at Village Green, 2801 Village Green Blvd., Moorhead, MN.
Visitation: One hour prior to services at the church.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND.


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Wishek Star, ND
February 9, 2005

Funeral services for Bertha Rieger, 100, Wishek, were held Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek. She died Jan. 31 at Wishek Home for the Aged.

Bertha Rieger, daughter of Fredrick and Christina (Werner) Sayler, was born Feb. 29, 1904 in rural Logan County. She lived and worked on the family farm and graduated from the 8th grade. School was held for a time on her parents' farm in the summer kitchen. Later, she went to Hebron to visit a sister. She taught at a country school in that area for a short time until a replacement could be found.

She met Henry Sayler while teaching in Hebron. When she was almost 21 years old, she married Henry in Feb. 18, 1925, in Napoleon. After their marriage, Henry and Bertha built a new home and farmed, 13 miles southwest of Glen Ullin. They had one child, Erma, and a child not yet born when Henry passed away on Aug. 2, 1927.

After Henryís death, Bertha moved back to live with her parents in Wishek, where Albert was born. She did housework for different homes and went to her brothers farms to help with milking, harvesting, taking care of their children, and any kind of work she could get to help support her family.

Bertha married John Rieger on Oct. 26, 1931 in Zeeland. Bertha and John farmed in the Wishek area until 1970, when they purchased a home in Wishek and moved to town. Bertha moved to the Wishek Retirement Home Apartments in 1985. She did her own cooking and took care of her apartment. Bertha and John had been married for more than 54 years when John died in 1986.

Bertha did a lot of crocheting, reading, and visiting. In 2002, she moved to the nursing area of the Retirement Home due to health. Bertha was a member of St. Andrewís Lutheran Church and she later was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. There had been many happy and sad times in her life, but her faith never failed her.

Survivors include two sons, Albert H. Sayler of Wishek and Roger F. (Fae) Rieger of Menoken; five daughters, Wilma Obenauer of Billings, Mont., Erma Krein of Wishek, Virginia Just of Wishek, Mary Ann (Marvin) Fiechtner of Wishek and Betty (Bill) Gustafson of Tempe, Ariz.; a sister; Ida Klein of Riverside, Calif.; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Bertha was preceded in death by two husbands, two daughters, a son, a daughter-in-law, four son-in-laws, her parents, seven brothers and five sisters.

Burial was at St. Andrew's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Zeeland. Dahlstrom Funeral Home of Wishek was in charge of arrangements.


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Ida Rieger, 78, Jamestown, formerly Streeter, N.D., died Sunday, Sept. 8, 1996, in Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Ida Dockter was born April 7, 1918, near Streeter, where she grew up and attended school. She married Ferdinand Dorr on March 25, 1940, in Napoleon, N.D. They lived and farmed near Streeter. He died in 1948, and she moved into Streeter. She then entered a group home in Grafton, N.D., and then a nursing home in Ellendale, N.D., and later a nursing home in Eureka, S.D. She has spent the past few years in Hi-Acres Manor.

She is survived by a son, Reuben Dorr, Minot, N.D.; three daughters, Lillian Dorr, Jamestown, Doris Blake, Janice Heid, both Grand Forks, N.D.; three ...

Date: Tue - September 10, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a6


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, September 12, 2003

Erna Rieker, 84, Bismarck, entered eternal life on Wednesday, September 10, 2003.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2:00 PM at the Baptist Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Harriman and Chaplain Clyde Leimberer officiating.  Burial has taken place at the Fisher Cemetery, Tappen, ND.

Erna Siegle was born September 18, 1918, at Streeter, ND, the daughter of Gottfried and Mathilda (Erbele) Siegle. She was raised and educated south of Tappen. Erna married Reinhold Rieker on December 12, 1937, south of Tappen.

They managed the Farmerís Cream Station at Tappen which they later owned and operated for 28 years. During this time they also farmed in the area.

Erna played the piano and the organ in her church since she was a young girl. Music was her passion in life. She gave piano lessons for many years and delighted in the achievements of her students. She was a hard working, self sufficient determined woman who showed her love to her family in many ways.

She was an active Gideon Auxiliary member and held many offices with the Gideonís.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Diane and Tom Haan, Mandan and DeLilah (Dee) Rieker, Dickinson; two sisters Lorraine Gonsalves, Antioch, CA and Vange Correia, Isleton, CA , one step-sister, Toni Edwards, Oroville, CA. and nieces and nephews.

Erna was preceded in death by her husband Reinhold who died in 1976; two brothers, Gideon and Elmer Siegle and three sisters, Pauline Rieker, Clara Trautman and Irene Kramlich.


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The funeral for Fay Luverne Ritola, 71, Park Rapids, Minn., will be at 10:30 Friday in Riverside United Methodist Church, Park Rapids. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 Thursday in Jones-Pearson Funeral Home, Park Rapids. She died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1996.

Fay Farr was born May 31, 1924, in Bluffton, Minn., where she grew up and attended school. She graduated from Sebeka (Minn.) Public High School in 1943. She then was a sales clerk in New York Mills, Minn. On Oct. 10, 1944, she married Oscar Ritola in Aberdeen, S.D. They lived in Omaha, Neb., and Wadena, Minn. In 1950, they began farming near Menahga, Minn. In 1955, they moved to Park Rapids. He died in 1981. She entered Heritage Living Center, Park Rapids, in 1984. ...

Date: Wed - January 24, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: b8



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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Date Of Death 11/01/2000
Age 80
Bismarck, ND

Benjamin Rivinius, 80, Bismarck, died Nov. 1, 2000, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at McCabe United Methodist Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Art Scanson officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with Honor Guard and flag presentation by the American Legion Post No. 1.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Perry Funeral Home, Mandan, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

Ben was born on a farm in McLean County, northeast of Coleharbor, N.D., on Sept. 6, 1920, the son of Eduard and Christina (Benne) Rivinius. He received his grade school education in rural schools and his high school education in Garrison and Coleharbor, graduating from Coleharbor High School in 1939. At the age of sixteen his family moved from the farm to the town of Coleharbor. After two years at the State School of Science in Wahpeton, he went to work as a clerk for Red Owl in Plentywood, Mont. He was soon transferred to Minot. Due to the war crisis, Lockheed Aircraft was recruiting help. He applied and went to work in Burbank, Calif. Soon after the raid on Pearl Harbor, he received his greetings from Uncle Sam. Ben served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight engineer from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1946. While stationed in Galveston, Texas, he met and married Evelyn Standley. After his discharge they moved to Bismarck. Ben was employed in the electric service department of MDU for 13 years. In 1959 he started Ben's Electric, which he operated for 25 years. After his retirement he spent many hours on various lakes and rivers fishing and enjoying the sights and sounds of wildlife. The inclement days were spent indoors building an assortment of articles in his woodworking shop for his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Elks and Eagles, and continued to be a member of the Masons, American Legion and Amvets.

Ben is survived by four children, Ronald Rivinius, Mandan, Susan and Richard Paul, Billings, Mont., Stanley Rivinius, Golden, Colo., and Sandy and Vince Williams, Bismarck; 11 grandchildren, Julie (Rivinius) Bogden and her husband Shane, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Tanya (Paul) Fuher and her husband Rich, Bismarck, Joe Rivinius, Bismarck, Becki (Paul) Santiago, Billings, Mont., Ron Rivinius Jr., Fargo, and Jacinta Rivinius, Wesley Rivinius, Anna Rivinius, Colby Ereth, Morgan Williams and Madison Williams, all of Bismarck; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Martin and LaVern, Bismarck; two sisters, Ema and Homer Zimmerman, Oakesdale, Wash., and Edna and W.A. Becker, Hettinger; and a dear friend, Lorrine Mehlhouse, Bismarck.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Evelyn in 1995; his parents; one sister, Esther; one grandson, Michael Rivinius; and one great-granddaughter, Joy Kephart.

The family prefers memorials to McCabe United Methodist Church.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Date Of Death 03/30/1997
Age 87

GACKLE -- Conrad Rivinius, 87, Gackle, died March 30, 1997, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with burial in Gackle Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Rachel; two sons, Merril, Bismarck, and Ivan, Gackle; one daughter, Corinne Coleman, Portland, Ore.; and three sisters, Lydia Ketterling, Bismarck, Fredia Rivinius, Gackle, and Ida Goodwin, Minneapolis. (Haut Funeral Home, Gackle)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, December 27, 2010

Frieda Rivinius, 94, Gackle, N.D., died Dec. 25, 2010, in St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, N.D.

Frieda Rivinius was born Sept. 29, 1916 on the family farm near Gackle, the daughter of John and Pauline (Remboldt) Rivinius. She attended Gackle Public School and Fort Worth (Texas) Bible School. In the fall of 1938, she moved to Bismarck. She was a parts maker at the Naval Ordinance Plant in Macon, Ga., during World War II. When her stepmother, Elizabeth Rivinius, died, she moved to Gackle and worked for her sister, Bertha Hehn. In 1946, she began working for the grocery store at Gackle. In 1948 she moved to Mandan and worked for five years at Lee Mahrís Photography Studio. She also worked at Morrey Allenís clothing store and Butteryís Womenís Wear in Bismarck. In June 1955, she began working for Sears, Bismarck, where she was employed for more than 23 years. She retired in November 1981 and moved to Gackle. She later cared for her sister, Bertha. In 2006, she entered the Gackle Care Center, later moving into Hi-Acres Manor in 2009. She moved to Bismarck in June 2010 when she entered the Good Samaritan Home. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, where she served as secretary and treasurer; the Gackle Senior Citizens, where she served as club president, secretary and treasurer; and an auxiliary member of the Gackle American Legion.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews and a special great niece, Jessica.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Conrad, Reuben and Lenhardt; and six sisters, Rose, Bertha, Katie, Lydia, Tillie and Ida.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Tim Blackman officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle, in the spring.


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The funeral for Henry Gottlieb Rivinius, 76, Streeter, N.D., will be at 10:30 Saturday in Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Streeter. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 tonight in Haut Funeral Chapel, Gackle, N.D. He died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995.

Mr. Rivinius was born May 5, 1919, near Streeter, where he grew up and attended school. He married CeCelia Schmidt March 21, 1941, in Medina, N.D. They lived near Streeter, where he lived and farmed all his life.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Ron (Marian), Streeter, Ralph (LorRaine), Gackle; three daughters, Sandy (William) Deutscher, Streeter, Rene (Bill) Kalin, South Range, Wis., Holly (Lonnie) Dockter, Devils Lake, N.D.; a ...

Date: Fri - August 4, 1995
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: b7


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
June 5, 1969

RIVINIUS SERVICE HELD WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Katherina Rivinius, 85, pioneer and longtime resident of the Streeter, N.D., community died late Saturday evening, May 31, 1969 at the Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home in Jamestown, N.D., where she had resided for about nine months.

Katherina Grenz was born October 15, 1883 in South Russia, the daughter of Gottfried Grenz and Katherine Haverly Grenz. She attended school in her native land and came to the United States with her parents in the year 1894, when they settled near Venturia, N.D., where she grew to womanhood. The family moved to a farm seven miles northwest of Gackle in Stutsman County in 1906.

On March 4, 1907, she and Conrad Rivinius were married at Napoleon, N.D. They lived on the family homestead twelve miles northwest of Streeter in Tanner Township for about fourteen months and then moved to a farm five miles southeast of Streeter, where they farmed until 1920 when they moved into Streeter. In Streeter her husband operated the Streeter Light Plant until he became engaged in the pool hall business, which he operated until 1942 when he retired. Following the death of her husband on April 10, 1947, she continued to live in Streeter. Due to chronic illness she was hospitalized September 12, 1967 at the Gackle Hospital, where she remained until September 12, 1968 when she entered the Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home in Jamestown.

Surviving are five children: Gust Rivinius of Lockeford, Calif.; Matilda (Mrs. Walter Enzminger) of Lodi, Calif.; Otilda (Mrs. Wayne Noyes) of Mandan, N.D.; Leona (Mrs. Milton Schwartzwalter) of Minneapolis, Minn.; Alice (Mrs. Alvin Dewald) of Streeter, N.D.; seven children, seven great-grandchildren, one brother, Ausef Grenz of Lockeford, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents , her husband, one son, Arthur in 1931, four brothers and one sister. (A brother Ferdinand Grenz died May 24, 1969).

The funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 1969 at the United Methodist Church in Streeter with Rev. R. C. Stading, pastor of the Grace Baptist Church in Gackle officiating. Burial was in the Streeter Cemetery at Streeter. Haut Funeral Home in Gackle was in charge of arrangements.


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One-car rollover on icy road kills Gackle man
Gackle, N.D. (AP)

A one-car rollover on an icy road killed a Gackle man Friday, the state Highway Patrol said.  The 69-year-old victim was not immediately identified pending notification of relatives.  The Highway Patrol office in Jamestown said the man was alone in his car when it overturned on state Highway 46 about 12:45 p.m.  There were scattered areas of ice due to drifting snow that was sticking and freezing," said a Highway Patrol spokesman.  He said the car went into a ditch and flipped in the air, throwing the man from the vehicle.

Date: Sat - Dec. 2, 1989
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: C5
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The funeral for Lenhardt Rivinius, 69, Gackle, N.D., was Tuesday in Gackle. He died Friday in a traffic accident near Gackle. He is survived by his wife, Irene, and area survivors include a son, David, Gackle; two daughters, Dana Rivinius, Devils Lake, N.D.; a brother, Conrad, Gackle; and two sisters, Lydia Ketterling, Bismarck, N.D.; and Frieda Rivinius, Gackle. (Haut Gackle)

Date: Wed - Dec. 6, 1989
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: C9


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rachel Rivinius, 92, Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Cleveland, N.D., died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, in Sacramento.

Rachel Tahran was born April 21, 1915, in Cleveland, the daughter of William and Rose (Schaffer) Tahran.

She married Arthur Woehl in 1933. They lived in Lodi, Calif. He died in 1973. She married Conrad Rivinius in 1977. They lived in North Dakota. Following his death, she returned to California. She was a charter member of Temple Baptist Church, Lodi, and a member of Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, N.D.

She is survived by a daughter, Jerilyn Woehl Winter, Sacramento; a son, Jerome Woehl, San Jose, Calif.; two stepsons, Merrill Rivinius and Ivan Rivinius; a stepdaughter, Corrine Rivinius, Gackle; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents and nine siblings.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday, Garden of Last Supper, Lodi with the Rev. Perry Kallis officiating.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday, Temple Baptist Church, Lodi.
Arrangements by Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, Lodi.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers to Temple Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Rd., Lodi, CA 95242.
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Rachel Tahran Woehl Rivinius, of Sacramento, CA, and formally of Lodi, CA, age 92, passed away on April 9, 2008 in Sacramento.

Rachel was born April 21, 1915 in Cleveland, ND. She was the 7th of 10 children born to William (Russia) and Rose Schaffer Tahran (German from Russia), who immigrated from Russia to America in 1913.

In 1933 Rachel married Arthur Woehl and settled down in Lodi. She continued to live in Lodi after the death of Arthur in 1973. In 1977 she married Conrad Rivinius and returned to North Dakota.

Following the death of Conrad, she moved back to California, where her children live.

Rachel is a charter member (1948) of Temple Baptist Church in Lodi, and was a very faithful and active member while living in Lodi.

After she moved to Gackle, ND she was a faithful and active member of the Grace Baptist Church.

Rachel is survived by her 2 children, Jerilyn Woehl Winter of Sacramento, and Jerome Woehl of San Jose, CA; 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 3 step-children, Merrill and Ivan Rivinius, and Corrine Rivinius, of Gackle, ND; 5 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first and second husbands, and 9 siblings.

A graveside committal service will be held on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., in the Garden of Last Supper at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 & Harney Lane, Lodi, with Pastor Perry Kallis officiating. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi.

Rachel requested, and the family requests, that in lieu of flowers, please send donations/memorials in her memory to Temple Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 801 S. Lower Sacramento Rd., Lodi, CA 95242.

A Family Memorial Registry may be signed at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way, near Beckman Road, on Wed., Thurs., and Fri. from 9:00 a.m. Ė 4:00 p.m.

Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in the LodiNews [CA] from 4/16/2008 - 4/23/2008.


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The funeral for Reuben Rivinius, 76, Gackle, N.D., will be at 10:30 Monday in Grace Baptist Church, Gackle. He died Wednesday. [April 26, 1989]

Mr. Rivinius was born Dec. 9, 1912, near Gackle, where he grew up and attended school. He married Alice Hehn Dec. 22, 1937, in Gackle. They lived on his family's farm near Gackle for two years then moved to another farm near Gackle. She died in 1985. He married Frieda Metz Dec. 22 1987, in Gackle.

He is survived by his wife; a son Dennis, Lodi, Calif.; a daughter, Donna (Mrs. Tom) Remboldt, Gackle; two stepsons, Gerald Metz, Everett, Wash.; and Donald Metz, Gackle; a stepdaughter, Shirley (Mrs. Harry) Kuhn, Steeleville, Ill.; Two brothers, Conrad and Lenhardt, both Gackle; three sisters, Lydia Ketterling, Bismarck, N.D.; Frieda Rivinius, Gackle; and Ida (Mrs. Kirvin) Goodwin, Coon Rapids, Minn.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and 10 step grandchildren.

Date: Sat - April 29, 1989
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: C5


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Fred E. Robillard, 83, Streeter, N.D., died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, south of Streeter due to an automobile accident.

Mr. Robillard was born Feb. 13, 1923, at Kent, Wash., the son of Fred J. and Alfreda (Dahlgren) Robillard. He attended school and graduated from high school in Kent. He entered the U.S. Army and served in North Africa during World War II. He married Aimee Ranallo. He was a full-time fireman at the Fort Lewis Army Post and also did sign painting in Washington. In 2000, he and his wife moved to Streeter when they retired.

He is survived by his wife, 14 children, a brother, a sister, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service: to be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.


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Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, MT
December 27, 1968

Gottfried Roedel Dies: Funeral Rites Monday

Gottfried Roedel, 79, died at Lisbon, N.D., Tuesday [24 DEC 1968].

Mr. Roedel was born Feb. 3, 1887 [1889] in Southern Russia. When he was nine years of age he moved to the United States and was raised in Southeastern North Dakota

Feb. 21, 1909, he was married to Sarah Gumke at Fredonia, N.D. The couple was engaged in farming in North Dakota until 1916 when they moved to the Great Falls area. In 1943 they moved to Kalispell and were engaged in the real estate business here until the death of Mrs. Roedel on May 26, 1954.

In 1955, Mr. Roedel Moved to Enderlin, N.D., and has lived there since that time. He was married to Matilda Schlecht [nee Gumke] in North Dakota in 1955 and is now survived by her.

He is also survived by three sons, Harry of Kalispell, Bernard of Great Falls and William in Idaho; four daughters, Emma Webster of Pamona, Calif., Martha Bryer of Great Falls, Ella Case of Oregon City, Ore., and Clara Hill of Virginia, Minn.; one brother, John Roedel of Modesto, Calif.; one sister, Kate Ray of Portland Ore.; 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Roedel will be conducted in the Trinity Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Monday with Rev. Harold Huber officiating.

Interment will be in the Conrad Memorial Cemetery under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Home.


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Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, MT
May 2, 1977

Harry L. Roedel, 66

Harry L. Roedel, 66, of 178 Managhan Lane, was dead on arrival at the Kalispell Regional Hospital early Sunday morning following a heart attack at his daughter's home in Eureka.

He was a retired maintenance foreman for State Highway Department.

Mr. Roedel was born July 9, 191o at Deisem, N.D., the son of Gottfried and Sarah Roedel. He moved to Eastern Montana with his parents when he was a child and attended schools there. He married Lillian Thompson in Great Falls on July 27, 1934.

They farmed and ranched in the Great Falls area many years before moving to Kalispell in 1940. She died here July 8, 1965.

He married Dora Mae Johnson her June 4, 1966 and is now survived by her at the family home.

Mr. Roedel went to work for the Montana State Highway Department in 1944 and over the years worked in the Stryker, Marion and Kalispell areas. Due to an injury on the job he retired four years ago.

Mr. Roedel was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was active in the Men's Club of the church.

Surviving besides his widow, are a son, Lawrence F.., Bigfork; his daughter Mrs. John (Charlotte) Osler, Eureka; his  step-daughter, Mrs. Gladys Mae Toy, Temple City, Calif.; step-sons, Donald Leroy Mitchell, Salt Lake City, Utah and Daniel Raymond Mitchell, Kalispell; three brothers, Bernard, Kalispell, Herman, Great Falls and William, Hamer, Idaho; four sisters, Mrs. Martha Bryers, Great Falls, Mrs. Larry (Claral) Hill, Virginia, Minn., Mrs. Robert (Ella) Case, Oregon City, Ore., and Mrs. Max (Emma) Dany, Pamona, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.


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Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, MT
May 27, 1954

Mrs. Roedel Dies at Age 65

Mrs. Gottfried Roedel, 65, of 421 Sixth Street East, died in the Kalispell hospital last night.

Mrs Roedel was born Sarah Gumke in Russia, May 30, 1888. On Feb. 21, 1909, she was married to Gottfried Roedel in Fredonia, N.D.

They came to Sand Coulee, later lived at Belt and Armington and in 1943 came to Kalispell.

She is survived by her husband, Gottfried, in Kalispell; four sons, Harry Stryker; Bernard, Whitefish; Herman W., Great Falls; and William R., Newport, Wash.; four daughters, Mrs Art Webster, Whitefish; Mrs. Hendon Bryer, Great Falls; Mrs. Robert F. Case, Tahoe Valley, Calif., and Mrs. Larry J. Hill, Togo, Minn.; 20 Grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by one brother, Jake Gumke, Mandan, N.D., and three sisters, Mrs. Emanuel Hauff, Lodi, Calif.; Mrs. Katherine Hell, Gackle, N.D., and Mrs. Matilda Schlecht, Enderlin, N.D.

The body is at Johnson Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 pm by Rev. Eugene King, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Conrad Memorial Cemetery.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, May 28, 2010

The Rev. Andrew Roehrich, 85, Hankinson, N.D., died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at St. Gerardís Care Center, Hankinson.

Mr. Roehrich was born July 29, 1924, at rural Kintyre, N.D., the son of Rochus and Barbara (Goldade) Roehrich. He grew up there and received his elementary education at Mannheim #3 School near Kintyre. He attended high school in Strasberg, N.D., before going to Assumption Abbey, Richardton, N.D. where he completed his high school education. He remained at Assumption Abbey and completed two years of college. He then attended seminary at Catholic University, Washington, D.C. He was ordained a Catholic priest on June 10, 1950. He served parishes in Harvey, Starkweather, and New Rockford, all North Dakota. He most recently served at St. Mathias, Windsor, N.D., St. Anneís, Gackle, N.D., and St. Maryís, Medina, N.D. He retired in Carrington, N.D., and in 2009 moved to St. Gerardís Care Center, Hankinson.

He is survived by two brothers, Leo (Eva), Napoleon, N.D., and Mike (Sue Nell), Camarillo, Calif.; four sisters, Elizabeth Sowada and Katherine Roehrich, both St. Paul, Minn., Eva Keller, Moorhead, Minn., and Joanne (Paul) Chmielewski, Crossville, Tenn.; and two sisters-in-law, Gwen Roehrich, Fargo, N.D., and Regina Roehrich, Bismarck, N.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Pius, Rochus, Nicholas and Anton; and two sisters, Rosalia and Sister Armella.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mathias Catholic Church, Windsor, with the Rev. Bishop Samuel J. Aquila officiating.
Prayer service: 6:45 p.m. with a 7 p.m. vigil Monday at the church.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: St. Paulineís Catholic Cemetery, Windsor.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, November 22, 2010

Emil R. Roemmich, 88, Jamestown, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Roemmich was born April 1, 1922, in Streeter, N.D., the son of Peter and Sophie (Remmick) Roemmich. He received his education in rural Tappen, N.D., schools. He entered the Civilian Conservation Corps for a short time. He married Bertha Pfaff on Oct. 8, 1940, in Steele, N.D. They farmed south of Tappen until 1957 when they moved into Tappen. He drove semi for Enzminger Trucking, Tappen. They moved to Jamestown in 1972. He worked at Dakota Block. He also worked for Haybusters Manufacturing. He was a member of the EUB Methodist Church, Tappen, where he sang in the choir and the quartet. They later joined St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown. He enjoyed playing guitar, gardening, feeding birds and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Thilmer (Susan) and Darold (Lenora), both Jamestown, and Marvin (Karen), Eldridge, N.D.; two daughters, Violet Moreland and Viona (David) Gienger, both Jamestown; a sister, Amelia Fuller, Bismarck, N.D.; 19 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, four sisters and a great-grandson, J.D.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. David Bambas officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Henry Roemmich, 92, Cody, Wyo., died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his home after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Roemmich was born Jan. 14, 1916, in Streeter, N.D., the son of Henry and Sophie (Metzger) Roemmich. After completing the eight grade, he left school to work with his father and uncles farming. He moved to Montana during the Depression to work sugar beets. Later he moved to Powell, Wyo. He married Mabel Reichel on Nov. 20, 1938, in Billings, Mont. He worked as a truck driver and farmer in the Powell area. After he retired he ran his own lawn mowing business during the summer and worked for the City of Cody for eight years mowing lawns.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Harlen, Powell; two daughters, Shirley Roemmich and Sandy Beier, both Cody; two sisters, Edna Sheetz, Jamestown, and Erna Martin, Tappen, N.D.; a brother, Albert, McMinnville, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Elaine and Bob Silva.

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

Services: held Aug. 7 at Ballard Funeral Home, Cody.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to Spirit Mountain Hospice, 707 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Phyllis Roemmich, 83, Jamestown, died Jan. 17, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, James-town.

Phyllis Kemmet was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Dawson, N.D., the daughter of John and Martha (Weigend) Kemmet. She grew up and graduated from Steele (N.D.) High School. She married Reuben Hoff in 1942. He was killed during World War II. In 1945, she married Samuel Roemmich in Aberdeen, S.D. They lived in Steele. In 1952, they moved to Bismarck, N.D., where she worked for Sears Roebuck. In 1959, they moved to Larimore, N.D., where she worked for Johnson Stores and the U.S. Postal Service. She worked for the postal service for 19 years. In 2000, they moved to Jamestown. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Larimore, and a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed music, singing, piano playing, bingo and visiting.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Melvin (Kathy) Hoff, Forest Lake, Minn., and Dennis (Tami) Hoff, Larimore; a daughter, Sharyl (David) Hagen, Jamestown; two sisters, Darlene Boukather, Lincoln, Neb., and Loretta Cassano, Reno, Nev.; a brother, Gerald (Martha), Jamestown, seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary; her parents; two sisters, Lila and Delores; and a brother, Gordon.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Richard Reynolds officiating. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, April 2, 1980

Mrs. Sophia Roemmich, 90, Jamestown; wife of the late Henry Roemmich died Tuesday evening in Jamestown Hospital where she had been a patient for three days.

Funeral service will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with Rev. Robert Sirutz, Jamestown, Rev. J. Leslie Otteson, Crystal Springs, and Rev. Clayton Scheaffer, Buchanan, Officiation.  Interment will be in Tappen Cemetery with the Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Roemmich was born Oct. 20 1889, in Johannestal, South Russia, daughter of Jacob and Margareta (Fuhrer) Metzger.  She attended school in her native land and at the age of 18, in 1907 came with her mother to the United States.  They settled near Streeter.  She and Henry Roemmich were married Jan. 23, 1910, at Streeter.  They farmed in the community until moving to the Tappen-Dawson vicinity where they continued to farm.  They moved into Tappen for their retirement.  Following the death of her husband in 1957, Mrs. Roemmich continued to reside in Tappen until moving to Jamestown in the fall of 1973.  She had been a member of the Evangelical United Brethern Church of Tappen and was a member of the Faith Evangelical Church at Crystal Springs.

Survivors include her children, Mrs. Edward Schlittenhard (Martha), Gackle, William Roemmich, Billings, Mont., Albert Roemmich, McMinnville, Ore., Mrs. Jacob Silzie (Amelia), Mrs. Edna Sheetz, Jamestown, Henry Roemmich, Cody, Wyo., Walter Roemmich, Powell, Wyo., Gideon Roemmich, Edmonton, Canada, Mrs. Israel Martin (Erna), Tappen, and Ervin Roemmich, Bismarck; 26 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.  Beside her husband, she was preceded in death by one son , one brother and three sisters.



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Napoleon Homestead, ND
Wednesday, October 9, 1963

Mrs. Roemmich Of Tappen Dies At 73

Mrs. Peter Roemmich, 73, of Tappen died Friday at Jamestown Hospital.  Funeral services were held at Zion EUB Church at Tappen with Rev. Oliver R. Ketterling officiating.  Interment was in the Tappen cemetery.

Mrs. Roemmich was born on March 10, 1890, in South Russia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Roemmich.  She came to the United States with her parents when a young girl.  The family settled on a farm near Streeter.  She was united in marriage to Peter M. Roemmich in October 1907, and they farmed in Kidder County south of Tappen until 1936 when they moved into Tappen to reside.  Mr. Roemmich died in 1942.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Fred Schmidt, Crystal Springs, Mrs. John Pfaff, Mrs. Walter Hust, Emil Roemmich, and Mrs. Simon Pfaff Jr., all of Tappen, Edmund of Dawson, and Mrs. Harlan Fuller, Driscoll; 30 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Peter of Jamestown and George of Napoleon.


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The Fargo Forum, ND
April 12, 2009

Lavern Lee Rohla, age 83, of Fargo, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at Innovis Health.

Lavern Barnick was born September 11, 1925, to Herman and Amelia (Steinborn) Barnick in Jud, ND. She graduated from Rogers (ND) High School and worked at Montgomery Ward in Valley City. She worked as an X-ray technician after training at Miller Hospital, St. Paul, MN.

Lee married Harold Phillips on June 10, 1947. She worked as a bookkeeper in Chippewa Falls, WI, and Minneapolis, MN.

Lee married Ted Rohla in Minneapolis on May 23, 1964. In 1967, they moved to Fargo, where Lee worked at Dakota Hospital and later Gate City Bank. In 1971, Lee and Ted moved to Whitefish, Montana. In 1996, Lee returned to Fargo to be closer to her sons and their families.

Lee was a member of the Fine Arts Club, Eastern Star, and was treasurer of the Prairieview Estates Association. She loved entertaining and going out with friends. She was an exceptional hostess and always made everyone feel welcome in her home. She took great pride and joy in being a mother and grandmother.

Lee is survived by her twin sons and their families: Richard and Debra Rohla (Fargo) and grandsons, Benjamin (Madison, WI), Robert (Louisville, KY), and William (Fargo); and Robert and Mary Rohla (Fargo) and granddaughters, Andrea (John) Telega (St. Cloud, MN) and Emily (Minneapolis); nephew, Tom Wendland (Boca Raton, FL); sister-in-law, Marguerite McInerny (Colfax, WA); and sister-in-law, Chris Lane, (Tosten, MT). She is also survived by many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted; her parents, Herman Barnick and Ameila and Andy Hartman; and her sister, Esther Wendland.

Funeral Service: Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at 3:00 PM, at Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.
Visitation: Monday, April 13, 2009, from 5-7 PM, at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.
Prayer Service: Monday, April 13, 2009, at 7:00 PM, at HansonRunsvold.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
May 20, 2009

Richard "Dick" Rohrback Sr., 73, Bismarck and Merced, Calif., died May 19, 2009, at a local Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, and continue one hour prior to the service.

Dick was born Sept. 8, 1935, in Danzig, the son of Dan and Frieda (Scheaffer) Rohrback. He was raised and educated in the Buchanan and Jamestown areas. On Oct. 10, 1953, he married Delores Reich in Jamestown. They moved to California, where Dick worked for Safeway Supermarkets for several years before founding and co-owning Richwood Meat Company until his retirement in 1998. On Nov. 4, 2000, he married Arlene Klundt in Sedona, Ariz.

Dick enjoyed boating, bowling, golfing and gardening. He was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 1240 in Merced and also was a past president of Merced United Way.

Dick is survived by his wife, Arlene, Bismarck; his sons, Richard "Rick" Jr. (Celeste) Rohrback, Merced, and Randy Rohrback, Atwater, Calif.; his stepsons, Jeff Klundt, Biloxi, Miss., Bob Klundt, Bismarck, and John Klundt, Merced; his stepdaughter-in-law, Kim Klundt, Bismarck; five grandsons, Richard III, Pleasant Hill, Calif., Cory, Merced, Ryan, Atwater, Daniel, Reno, Nev., and Chase, Reno; his stepgrandchildren, Kim (Rick) Smiley and Kandace and Kyle Spellins; his step-great-grandchildren, Cody and Kelcy Smiley Merced; and his step-grandchildren, Taylor and Katie Klundt, Bismarck. He is also survived by his brother, Rinnie Rohrback, Florida; his nephews, Dan and Rinnie Jr.; and his sister-in-law, Edna Elhard, Yuba City, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delores Rohrback in 1998; and his parents, Dan and Frieda Rohrback.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the , 1005 12 Ave SE, Jamestown, ND, 58401 or donors choice.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 20 2009

Richard "Dick" Rohrback Sr., 73, Bismarck, N.D., died May 19, 2009, at a Bismarck Hospital.

Mr. Rohrback was born Sept. 8, 1935, in Danzig, N.D., the son of Dan and Frieda (Scheaffer) Rohrback. He grew up and attended school in the Buchanan, N.D., and Jamestown areas. He married Delores Reich on Oct. 10, 1953, in Jamestown. They moved to California where he worked for Safeway Supermarkets for many years before he founded and co-owned Richwood Meat Company until he retired in 1998. He married Arlene Klundt on Nov. 4, 2000, in Sedona, Ariz. He was a member of Elks Lodge #1240, Merced, Calif., and past president of Merced United Way. He enjoyed boating, bowling, golfing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Richard "Rick" Jr. (Celeste), Merced, and Randy, Atwater, Calif.; three stepsons, Jeff Klundt, Biloxi, Miss., Bob Klundt, Bismarck, and John Klundt, Merced; a stepdaughter-in-law, Kim Klundt, Bismarck; a brother, Rinnie, Florida; a sister-in-law, Edna Elhard, Yuba City, Calif.; five grandsons; five stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delores, and his parents.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.
Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to American Heart Association, 1005 12th Ave. S.E., Jamestown, ND 58401 or to donorís choice.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, January 2, 2010

Marie Rohrich, 88, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at Medcenter One, Bismarck, N.D.

Marie Roesler was born April 20, 1921, at Lehr, N.D., the daughter of Frederick and Emelia (Kanawisher) Roesler. She attended schools in Hillsburg Township, North Dakota, and graduated with honors from Loewenthal High School. She worked as deputy register of deeds in Napoleon, N.D. She married George Rohrich on June 23, 1942, in Pendleton, Ore. They farmed and ranched in the Napoleon area. She earned her teaching certificate from Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D. She taught country school for a number of years. They built a home in Napoleon in 1949 and owned and operated the Northside Bar. She worked with the Soil Conservation Service and as a legal secretary for the Logan County Abstract and Title Company. They purchased the business in 1976 and sold it 1992. She was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon, where she was a member of the Catholic Daughters and Altar Society. She was a Cub Scout den mother, 4-H leader, secretary of the Farm Bureau and chaired the social services board for 29 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Marlene (Rod) McAllister, Mesa, Ariz., and Linda (James) Rohrich Stevenson, Carefree, Ariz,; three sons, Gerald (Marcillle), Bismarck, Dean, Valley City, N.D., and George Allen (Valerie), Craig, Colo.; two brothers, Emil, Lehr, and Larry (Vivian), Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Esther Graf, Streeter, N.D., and Martha LaBrensz, Woodburn, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter, Mary Ann; three brothers, Albert, Ted and Bill; a sister, Emma; and a grandchild, William McAllister.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. today, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon.
Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek, N.D.
Burial: St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery, Napoleon.
Memorials: Napoleon Dollars for Scholars.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, February 22, 2007

Arthur J. "Art" Rost, 81, Kulm, N.D., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at Ashley Medical Center, Ashley, N.D.

Mr. Rost was born Nov. 29, 1925, at Diesem, N.D., the son of John and Christine (Bollinger) Rost. He grew up and attended school south of Kulm. He married Lillian Heck on Nov. 24, 1947, at Ellendale, N.D. They lived and farmed south of Kulm. He retired in 1990. He drove school bus for many years for the Kulm School District and served on the township board.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Glenn (Marcia), Park River, N.D., and Dennis (Shirley), Hazen, N.D.; a daughter, Patty (Frank) Sieg, Anamoose, N.D.; a brother, Ervin, Minden, Nev.; two sisters, Alice Rost and Nettie Fredrick, both Ellendale; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ed; and a sister Hertha.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm, N.D.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Kulm Congregational Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
September 26, 2002

Esther M. Miemietz Rothwell, 86, Carrington, N.D., formerly Jamestown, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.

Esther Hust was born Oct. 10, 1915, near Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Christ and Katherine (Bitz) Hust. She grew up near Medina, N.D., and attended school there. She worked on several farms in the area. She married Frank Miemietz on Sept. 23, 1934, in Wimbledon, N.D. They lived in Jamestown. She worked for Peterson-Biddock Feed for a couple years and later ran an adult care center in her home. He died Nov. 16, 1979. She married William Rothwell on Sept. 2, 1981, in Jamestown. He died May 14, 1990. On May 13, 2002, she moved to Golden Acres Manor. She was a member of The Basilica of St. James, the Tabernacle Society and the Carrington V.F.W. Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, baking and cooking.

She is survived by five daughters, Dorothy (Kenneth) Kracht, Carrington, Luella Croce, New Rockford, Joyce (Maylen) Buetow, Rapid City, S.D., Terri Moran, Jamestown, and Michele (Robert) Rockey, Pewaukee, Wis.; a son, Duane (Carolyn) Miemietz, Jamestown; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, six sisters, six brothers, two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, The Basilica of St. James, Jamestown, with the Rev. Steven Reiske officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, May 26, 2006

Clarence Rott, 72, Kulm, N.D., died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at his home, under hospice care.

Mr. Rott was born Nov. 29, 1933, on the family farm south of Ashley, N.D., the son of Otto and Pauline (Obenauer) Rott. He grew up and attended Ashley Public School, graduating in 1952. He attended North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton. He married Pearl Graff on Aug. 4, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church, Ashley. In 1961, they moved to a farm at Kulm, where he farmed until 1998. In March of 1964, they moved into Kulm. He received a private pilotís license in 1969. In 1972, he purchased a dragline and did stock pond excavation until 1992, when he was diagnosed with Parkinsonís disease. He also did carpentry work, building several homes, including their own. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm, where he served as financial secretary. He served as board of director for the North Dakota Land Improvement Contractors Association. He enjoyed working the soil.

He is survived by his wife; a son Tim (Gina), Ashley; a daughter, Tammy (Monte) Wahl, Aberdeen, S.D., a brother, Jerome (Janice), Ashley; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry; and a grandson, Eric John Wahl.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Pamona Valley Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, November 6, 2009

Edwin Rott, 93, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Rott was born Dec. 16, 1915, on the family farm at Streeter, N.D., the son of John and Katherine (Kirschenmann) Rott. He grew up and received his elementary education at the local rural school and helped on the family farm. He served in the Civil Conservation Corps from 1932 to 1933. He married Elsie Janke on Nov. 30, 1941, at Tappen, N.D. They lived southeast of Tappen on several farmsteads until 1949 when they moved to a farm at Crystal Springs, N.D. In 2006 he moved to Golden Manor, Steele, N.D., and in 2008 he moved to Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. He was a member of St. Johnís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tappen, and served on the Crystal Springs Township Board, Crystal Springs.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Daniel (Jerrlyn), Everett, Wash., and Larry (Gloria), Crystal Springs; two sisters, Emma Hill, Jamestown, and Amelia Schauer, Stockton, Calif.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister, four stepsisters, two stepbrothers, two half brothers and a half sister.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. David Schmidt officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.



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The Forum; Fargo, ND
January 27, 2001
Jamestown, N.D.

Richard Rott, 85, Jamestown, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, in Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Mr. Rott was born Dec. 16, 1915, in Streeter, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He began working for the Civilian Conservation Corps in Idaho in 1933. He married Clara Janke Oct. 31, 1938, near Tappen, N.D. They lived in Sacramento, Calif., for two years before moving to farm near Tappen. They later farmed with his brother Edwin near Crystal Springs, N.D.  He moved to Jamestown in 1971.

He is survived by a son, Michael, Minneapolis; three daughters, Elaine Knuth, Jamestown, Lucy Rova, Mandan, N.D., Diane Balster, Fargo; a brother, Edwin (Elsie), Crystal Springs; two sisters, Frieda Teske, Emma Hill, both Jamestown; two stepsisters, Maggie Daugs, Amelia (Adam) Schauer, both California; a half brother, Gerhardt Dockter, California; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Prayer service: Sunday at 7 in Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Monday at 1 in the funeral home.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
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The Jamestown Sun (Online), ND
January 22-27, 2001

Richard Rott, 85, Jamestown, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Mr. Rott was born Dec. 16, 1915, at Streeter, N.D., the son of John and Katherine (Kirschenmann) Rott. He attended Graff Township school near Streeter and grew up in the vicinity. In 1933 he entered the CCC in Idaho. He married Clara Janke Oct. 31, 1938, at her parents' home south of Tappen, N.D. They moved to Sacramento, Calif., for two years, then moved back to North Dakota and lived on a farm south of Tappen. They bought a farm near Crystal Springs, N.D., which they shared with his twin brother, Edwin. In 1971 he moved to Jamestown. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Tappen. He was on the Crystal Springs School board. He enjoyed music and could play guitar and accordion. He played in Mel's Band.

He is survived by a son, Michael, Minneapolis, Minn.; three daughters, Elaine Knuth, Jamestown, Lucy Rova, Mandan, N.D., and Diane Balster, Fargo; two sisters, Frieda Teske and Emma Hill, both Jamestown; a brother, Edwin (Elsie), Crystal Springs; two stepsisters, Maggie Daugs and Amelia (Adam) Schauer, California; a half brother, Gerhardt Dockter, California; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three stepsisters, two stepbrothers, a half brother, a half sister and two grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Steve Tvedt officiating.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Virgil Rott, 72, Jamestown, formerly of Nortonville, N.D., died Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Rott was born Jan. 25, 1935, on the family farm near Fredonia, N.D., the son of Sam R. and Maggie (Herman) Rott. He moved with his family to a farm northwest of Nortonville. He attended Kennison Township (N.D.) School and graduated from Nortonville High School in 1954. He married Shirley Hollingsworth on Jan. 16, 1955. They lived on the family farm at Nortonville, where they farmed and raised cattle. He was one of the first farmers in North Dakota to use a center pivot irrigation system. In 1988, they moved to Jamestown, where he had a wood shop. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Nortonville. He enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Dwight (Cindy), Dawson, N.D., Leland (Deb), Nortonville, and Neil (Svitlana), Buchanan, N.D.; three daughters, Laura Rott and Julie Brady, both Jamestown, and Linda (Calvin) Steffes, LaMoure, N.D.; a brother, Arlon, Nortonville; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Nortonville, with the Rev. Wayne McKirdy officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Lisko Funeral Chapel, James-town.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Burial: Nortonville Cemetery, Nortonville.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, November 7, 2006

Leah Roush, 86, Jamestown, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Leah Netzer was born March 19, 1920, at rural Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Daniel and Barbara (Schlaht) Netzer. She grew up near Gackle and attended school in Griffen Township Country School. She lived and worked on the family farm until 1942. She moved to Tacoma, Washington and worked at the Sands Hotel for six years as a waitress and head dining room girl. Leah was later employed at a nursing home and worked for the civil service at an Army hospital in Ft. Lewis, Washington for nine months. She returned to North Dakota when her father passed away in 1948. On January 5, 1951, she married Ora Marvin Roush in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Leah was married twenty-three years before Oraís passing. Leah got a job at the Jamestown Hospital and was employed from 1950 to 1980. She became a licensed practical nurse with her employment at the hospital. She resided in Jamestown until her passing. He died in 1974. Leah was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Jamestown.

She is survived by two sisters, Rebecca Woehl, Jamestown, and Caroline Cook, Tacoma, WA and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, one brother and a special friend, Harry Johnson.

Funeral service: 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 9, 2006 at the Eddy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Stuart officiating.
Visitation: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Jamestown Hospital.
Burial: Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, North Dakota.


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Rova, Formerly Gackle, Passes

G. Adolph Rova, 57 of Houghton, Mich., died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hancock, Mich.

He was born in Atlantic Mine, May 10, 1906, the son of Mr. and Mrs Arvid Rova. At the age of 10 he moved with his parent to Gackle, where he graduated from high school. He graduated from Valley City Teachers and taught school for 10 years in North Dakota. He later attended college in Marquette and taught school at Hancock.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth, a daughter Lois, two brothers, Wilfred of Bismarck, and Alden of Wenatchee, Wash.

Joe Sarkinen informed the Homestead of Rova's death. The Rovas lived on a farm nine miles southwest of Gackle, and Adolph taught school in that vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. Sarkinen spent two weeks vacation at Hancock which is their birthplace.

Napoleon Homestead, ND
Wed. July 3, 1963
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Kelly Gene Ruddy, 42, Kindred, N.D., formerly of Jamestown, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Innovis Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Mr. Ruddy was born Aug. 23, 1967, in Jamestown, the son of Willis and Arlene (Cox) Ost. He was raised and attended school in Jamestown. He worked at Serbís and Wagon Wheel restaurants, both in Jamestown, and other area restaurants. He moved to Bismarck, N.D., in 1990 where he worked at the Golden Dragon and Hong Kong restaurants, the Oasis Truck Stop and the Bismarck refinery. From 1994 to 1995, he lived in Billings, Mont., where he worked on an oil pipeline and at the Sheraton Hotel. He moved to Wahpeton, N.D., in 1996 and worked for Santa Lucia Restaurant in Breckenridge, Minn. He moved to Fargo in 1997 and worked at the Doublewood Inn. He moved to Kindred, N.D., in 2003. He owned and operated Kellyís Corner Kafť with Carolyn Lyman until 2007. He later worked at the Radisson Hotel, Fargo. He married Carolyn Lyman on Oct. 27, 2009, at Innovis Hospital, Fargo. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hockey and the Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Breena Ruddy, Kindred, and Saraya Watkins, Mandan, N.D.; three sons, Keegan Ruddy, Aidan Ruddy, both Kindred, and Jace Brown, Jamestown; and a brother, Tim Ost, Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Garden, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, December 28, 2006

Alvin Rudolf, 92, Wishek, N.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek.

Mr. Rudolf was born Nov. 30, 1914, at Wishek, the son of August L. and Maria (Meidinger) Rudolf. He grew up there and attended Rosenfield Country School and helped on the farm. He married Ada Rau on Nov. 17, 1940, in Wishek. They farmed southwest of Wishek for eight years. In 1948, they moved to Wishek. He continued to farm until he retired in 1997. He also was employed at Wishek Concrete and the Gambles Store. He moved to Wishek Home for the Aged in March 2002. He was a member of Odd Fellows Lodge, Eagles Club and St. Luke Lutheran Church, all Wishek.

He is survived by a son, Mike (Pam), Glyndon, Minn.; a daughter, Carole (Leonard) Becker, Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Paul (Estella), Wishek; four sisters, Elma Dorr and Lorrene Hochhalter, both Wishek, Luella Vilhaurer, Vancouver, Wash., and Mabel (Dick) Justice, Alexandria, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a son, Jerry; a daughter, Sharen; his parents; a brother, Helmuth; two sisters, Esther Brandner and Erna Rath; and a granddaughter, Valerie.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Wishek.


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The Wishek Star [ND]
July 25, 2007

Michael K. Rudolf, 57, of Glyndon, Minn., known to everyone as Mike, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2007, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, after a brief struggle with cancer.

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, at Glyndon Lutheran Church. Interment will be at Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Hitterdal, Minn.

Mike was born on Feb. 18, 1950 in Bismarck, to Alvin and Ada (Rau) Rudolf. He grew up and attended school in Wishek, graduating from high school in 1968. After high school, he attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton for one year before enlisting with the Marines in 1970. Following his honorable discharge, he finished his college education at Wahpeton and started employment with Western Electric, a division of Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., now known as Qwest Communications.

On Feb. 14, 1976, he married Pamela Eide in Moorhead, Minn. They lived on Lake Melissa from 1977-81 before making their home in rural Glyndon. Mike was a member of the CWA Teamsters Union, Glyndon Jaycees, Glyndon Lutheran Church and the Leech Lake Yacht Club. His enjoyment in life was first and foremost his family, but also spending time at the lakes, particularly the five summers spent at Leech Lake Marina in Walker, Minn., on his cabin cruiser.

Mike is survived by his loving wife of more than 30 years, Pam; two sons, Kelly (Fiancť Kristi), Reiles Acres, and Casey, Glyndon; a sister, Carole (Leonard) Becker, Bismarck; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Rudolf, Vancouver, Wash.; 16 nieces and nephews; 27 great-nieces and nephews; a great-great nephew; and many friends.

His parents; a brother, Jerry; and a sister, Sharen, preceded Mike in death.  He will be forever missed by us all.

Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, is in charge of arrangements.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, June 20, 2009

Arthur "Art" Rudolph, 90, Jamestown, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Rudolph was born Sept. 17, 1918, at his parentsí farm near Napoleon, N.D., the son of Matt and Sophia (Kost) Rudolph. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on March 18, 1942, and was part of D-Day. He was also a part of the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze Star for completing a mission across France. He was discharged Oct. 24, 1945. He returned to work on his parentsí farm. He married Florence Dockter on Oct. 25, 1948, at Venturia, N.D. They farmed near the Rudolph farmstead and later purchased it. They traveled to many countries. He retired in 1983, and they moved to Jamestown where he maintained rental property. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church and American Legion. He enjoyed traveling abroad, playing cards, dancing and farming.

He is survived by two daughters, Jocelyn (Virgil) Iszler, Fargo, N.D., and Glennaris (Jeffrey) Carter, Chandler, Ariz.; two sisters, Adeline Dockter, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Helen Weisz, Norfolk, Neb.; and four grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Kenrad Pederson and Ken Schook officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, with military honors.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ella Rudolph, 90, Jamestown, North Dakota died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Triumph Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.

Ella Heller was born May 12, 1919 near Fredonia, North Dakota, the daughter of John and Emma (Weispfenning) Heller. In 1925 she moved, with her family, to a farm northeast of Gackle, where she grew up and helped on the farm. Ella graduated from Bismarck High School and worked at several restaurants as a waitress. She married Mat Rudolph on September 28, 1941. They farmed southwest of Streeter, ND. In 1946 they moved to a farm southeast of Montpelier, ND. In 1964 they retired from farming and moved into Jamestown. Mat died on September 20, 2002.

She liked to work with plastic canvas and made many afghans.

Ella is survived by three sons, DeLayne (Diana) Rudolph, Seattle, WA, Randy Rudolph, Jamestown, and Lynn (Tracy) Rudolph, St. Louis, MO; seven grandchildren, Mat, Krista, Tony, Wendy, Mike, Brian and Emma; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris (Doug) Turnquist, Jacksonville, FL and Helen (Bob) Dancoine, Roseville, CA.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Emanuel, Albert and Harold Heller; four sisters, Anna Eckman, Martha Morgan, Hulda Hehn, and Lenora Horning; and one grandchild, Jennifer Rudolph.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Monday, December 14, 2009 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with Pastor Ruth Kaden officiating.
Visitation: 1:00 to 7:00 PM, Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown
Prayer Service: 7:00 PM, Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Eddy Funeral Chapel.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, North Dakota.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
September 23, 2002

Matthew Rudolph, 92, Jamestown, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Rudolph was born Feb. 17, 1910, in Streeter, N.D., the son of Matthew and Sophia (Kust) Rudolph. He grew up southwest of Streeter and attended country school. He farmed with his parents. He married Ella Heller on Sept. 28, 1941, in Streeter. They lived and farmed southwest of Streeter. In 1946 they moved to a farm near Montpelier, N.D. When he retired from farming in 1964, they moved to Jamestown, where he worked as a carpenter for Marvin Goehner Construction and several other contractors. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Jamestown Eagles.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, DeLayne (Diana), Seattle, Wash., Randy, Jamestown, and Lynn (Tracy), St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Arthur, Jamestown, and Edwin (Edna), Aberdeen, S.D.; two sisters, Helen (Marvin) Weisz, Norfolk, Neb., Adeline Docktor, Aberdeen; two sisters-in-law, Lenora Heller, Gackle, N.D., and Marie Rudolph, Moorhead, Minn.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Albert and Jake; and four sisters, Emma, Kate, Alvina and Alice.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Dennis Ellingsen officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 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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Melvin Rue, 95, Valley City, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 11, 1997 in Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City.

Mr. Rue was born Sept. 3, 1901, in Lyon County, Minn. As a 5-year-old, he moved with his family to the Gackle, N.D., area, where he grew up. He attended school near Streeter, N.D. At the age of 16, he began working as a carpenter, painter and mechanic in Gackle and Streeter. From 1942 to 1943, he served in the U.S. Army. Following military service, he returned to Streeter and worked as a farmhand for 17 years. On Oct. 24, 1954, he married Lydia Schauer in Jamestown, N.D. They lived in Streeter, where he worked as a carpenter. She died in 1988. He later entered Gackle Care Center, then moved to Sheyenne Care Center. ...

Date: Mon - January 13, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, November 26, 2010

Ashley, ND - Funeral service for Adolph D. Rueb, 71, of Ashley will be 10:30 am, Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Zion Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mike Maroney will officiate.  Burial in Ashley City Cemetery. There will be a prayer service Friday at 7 pm, with visitation from 3-7 pm at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service at the church.

He died Monday, November 22, 2010 at the Ashley Medical Center.

Adolph D. Rueb, son of Rev. George H. and Alma (Sayler) Rueb was born May 20, 1939 in his parentís home in Wishek, ND. The family moved to Streeter and later to Medina. In 1955, the family moved to Ashley where he graduated from Ashley High School with the class of 1957. Adolph worked for Ted Maier on his farm for several years.

He was united in marriage to Dorene Eszlinger on October 9, 1959 in Bethel Assembly of God Church in Ashley. In 1961, he began working at Ashley Super Valu and on May 9, 1966, Adolph and Dorene purchased the grocery store.

Adolph enjoyed his daily meeting with his coffee friends. As a hobby, he liked to farm. His eyes always lit up when his grandchildren were with him and the time he spent with them was very special to Adolph.

He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church where he served on various boards and held offices. He was an original member of Ashley Ambulance Squad and a past volunteer Fireman. He had served on the Ashley Medical Center Board where he had served as President. He was active with the Ashley Community Quartet for many years and was a charter member of Opportunities, Inc. He was a member of the Super Valu Advisory Board. Also, a member of the Chamber of Commerce where he served on the 1988 Centennial Committee.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Kirk (Terri) Rueb of Ashley and Byron (Kim) Rueb of Fargo, one brother, Rev. David (Rita) Rueb of Buchanan, Michigan, one sister, Ruthie (Leo) Vilhauer of Leola, SD and five grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, A.J., Rachel and Tucker.

His parents preceded him in death.

Honorary Casketbearers will be all Super Valu Employees Current and Past.

Casketbearers will be Tim Rueb, Hardy Rueb, Lyle Eszlinger, Greg Eszlinger, Deon Vilhauer, Debbie Heyd, Kevin Kirschenmann, Kolin Kirschenmann and Korey Kirschenmann.

The organist will be Lana Christmann and there will be a duet by Rev. Darwin and Judy Stahl.

The family prefers memorials be made to Ashley Medical Center or Ashley Public Schools Music Department.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, October 5, 2006

The Rev. George H. Rueb, 89, Ashley, N.D., died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at Ashley Medical Center, Ashley.

Mr. Rueb was born Feb. 13, 1917, on the family farm southwest of Wishek, N.D., the son of Heinrich and Philipina (Bauer) Rueb. He grew up there and attended country school and Wishek Public School. He married Alma Sayler on March 11, 1937, at Wishek. They lived on a farm southwest of Wishek while he served a church at Venturia, N.D., until February 1942. Continuing his ministry, they moved to Streeter, N.D., and in 1951, to Medina, N.D. In 1955, they moved to Ashley, where he served Bethel Assembly of God from 1955-1963. He then served churches in Cleveland, Santa Clara, Calif., and Tacoma, Wash. He established six Assembly of God Churches. In 1956, he began a radio show in the German language, called "Hour of Worship." which aired on Aberdeen, S.D., and Mobridge, S.D., radio for 45 years. They also traveled to Mexico and Canada, ministering in German. She died Sept. 24, 1997. He married Lenora Deutscher in November 1998, at Ashley. They lived in Ashley. She died Nov. 19, 2001. He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church, Ashley, and served as executive presbyter of German District of the Assemblies of God Church and treasurer for Dakota Conference of Assembly of God Church.

He is survived by two sons, Adolph (Dorene), Ashley, and the Rev. David (Rita), Buchanan, Mich.; a daughter, Ruthie (Leo) Vilhauer, Leola, S.D.; four brothers, Christ (Cindy), Lodi, Calif., Valentine (Olga), Jamestown, Raymond (LaVern), Phoenix, and Oscar (Nettie), Bismarck, N.D.; a sister, Emma Peltz, Glen Ullin, N.D., six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, his parents, four sisters, two in infancy, and a brother.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Zion Lutheran Church, Ashley, with the Rev. Ryan Maxted officiating.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Carlsen Funeral Home, Ashley, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Ashley City Cemetery, Ashley.
Memorials: Bethel Assembly of God Church, PO Box 199, Ashley, ND 58413.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, March 7, 2009

Esther Ruff, 92, Jamestown, died Friday, March 6, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Esther Krueger was born May 12, 1916, at the family farm five miles west of Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of John and Justine (Schadler) Krueger. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and grew up in the area where she helped on the family farm. She married Rudolph Ruff on July 15, 1935, at Lehr, N.D. They lived in Guyson, N.D. They later moved to Fredonia, N.D. She was a housewife. They moved to Jamestown in 1997. They spent 15 winters in Lodi, Calif. He died in 2005. In January 2006 she entered Rock of Ages, Jamestown. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Jamestown.

She is survived by four daughters, Leona (Arven) Janke, Kulm, N.D., Joan (LeMore) Hehr, Gackle, N.D., Josephine (Larry) Bietz, Valley City, N.D., and Vivian Giannuzzi, Syracuse, N.Y.; a son, Charles, Fargo, N.D.; a sister, Mavis (Don) Phillips, Clark Fork, Idaho, a sister-in-law, Adeline Krueger, Bismarck, N.D.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Leo, Oscar and Fred; and a sister, Emma.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Susan Lester officiating.
Visitation: none scheduled. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
04/02/2002
Roseville, MN

Frieda H. Ruff, 91, Roseville, MN, formerly West Fargo, ND, died Saturday, March 30, 2002, in the Presbyterian Home of Roseville, a nursing care facility, where she had resided since February.

Frieda H. Remboldt was born Jan. 21, 1911, in Medina, ND. She moved with her family to Gackle, ND, in 1923. She graduated from Gackle High School in 1927. In 1931 she graduated from Jamestown (ND) College with a BA degree. She taught school in Fredonia and Kulm, ND, and received a life teaching certificate. She also attended the Baptist Missionary Training School in Chicago, IL, and graduated in 1934. She received a missionary assignment to serve in Kodiak, AK, for three years, but chose instead to marry her high school sweetheart, Walter A. Ruff. They were married June 21, 1936.

In 1938 Frieda and Walt bought a Red Owl Agency grocery store in West Fargo, ND, which they operated for 17 years. Subsequently, they owned and operated a Dairy Queen and then the Skogmo Clothing store in West Fargo until 1971 when Walt retired. He died in 1980.

During the 60 years she lived in West Fargo, Frieda was very active in the Community Presbyterian Church and numerous activities including Bonanza Bells, Amita Womenís Club and Pioneer Daughters. She also taught in the Fargo Adult Educational Program for six years, making many friends. Frieda continued to live in West Fargo until March 1998 when she moved to Oakcrest Senior Housing Complex in Spring Lake Park, MN, where she lived until September 2001. She then moved to Eaglecrest Assisted Living Complex in Roseville.

She is survived by two sons, Dale (Lola), Moundsview, MN, and Jack (Karen), Shoreview, MN; a sister, Loraine (Ed) Negravel, Portland, OR; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Thursday from 4-7 PM in West Funeral Chapel, West Fargo, with a prayer service at 7, and visitation one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Friday, April 5, 2002, at 11 AM in Community Presbyterian Church, West Fargo, with Rev. Mark Tilly officiating.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND.


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Stutsman County Record, Jamestown, ND
March 26, 1936, Page 1

Jacob Ruff, Sr., 74, Gackle Dies On Road Near Sydney
Found in Pool of Water; Believe Heart Attack Caused Him To Collapse

Late Friday afternoon the body of Jacob Ruff, Sr., well know resident of Fredonia vicinity, was found in a small pool of water on the highway near Sydney by his son-in-law, Christ Stickel who resides on a farm near by. Coroner E.D. Willett found that death was due to a heart attack and not from drowning, as no water was found in his lungs.  Mr. Ruff left his farm hone early in the morning to drive to the Stickel farm.  Feeling faint, it is believed, that he got out of the car and was stricken at the pool of water.

Mr. and Mrs. Stickel on returning from Jamestown in the late afternoon saw the Ruff car at some distance and thought that the deceased, whom they had expected, had gone to the farm for gasoline.  Reaching home they found that Mr. Ruff had not been at the farm.  On investigation Mr. Stickel found the body in the water.

There was a large attendance at the funeral service held in the Congregational church at Fredonia yesterday afternoon, Rev. Hoersch officiating.  Burial was in the Fredonia cemetery.  The body was at the Willett Mortuary here until Wednesday morning.

Pallbearers were Dan Flaig, Christ Wold, Fred Hiller, Matt Schlecht, Sam Ensalen, Rudolph Burkle.

Mr. Ruff was born June 11, 1861, in South Russia, where his marriage occurred to Wilhelmina Miller, mother of six children.  After her death he married Fredricka Scheffermeyer and to them were born seven sons and daughters.  In 1899 after the death of his wife Mr. Ruff and children came to the United States residing for a time near Kulm.  He took a homestead near Fredonia where they lived for about seven years, then moved to a farm four and one-half miles northwest of that town, which had since been his home.  He married to Magdalene Widmer of that community, who is deceased as is also his fourth wife Mrs. Wilhelmina Ruff, who died two years ago.

Nine of his thirteen sons and daughters survive.  They are Jacob Jr., Mrs. Andrew Kensler, Kulm; John, Mildred, Mont., Edward, Marsh, Mont., Reinhold, Gackle, Mrs. Reinhold Kreil and Mrs. Christ Stickel, Sydney, N.D., Christian, near Jamestown, and Otto of Fredonia.  A son Fred, died at Mildred, Mont. in 1935, a daughter, Mrs. David Brost, ............ [note: missing last lines of obit]


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Jerome Ruff, 42, Gackle, N.D., died Friday, Aug. 8, 1997, near Gackle from injuries suffered in a farming accident.

Mr. Ruff was born Dec. 22, 1954, in Gackle, where he grew up and attended school. He graduated from Bismarck (N.D.) State College in 1975. On Oct. 1, 1976, he married Lydena Henke in Gackle. They farmed near Gackle. He worked for Central Grasslands Research Station near Streeter, N.D. He drove school bus in Gackle for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Ryan and Robbie, both Gackle; a daughter, Stacy Ruff, Gackle; his father and stepmother, Roland and Alma Ruff, Gackle; a sister, Doreen (Jim) Mickleson, Audubon, Minn.; a stepbrother, Wade ...

Date: Sat - August 09, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a12
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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Date Of Death 08/08/1997
Age 42

GACKLE -- Jerome Ruff, 42, Gackle, died Aug. 8, 1997, near Gackle in a farming accident. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Church of Christ, Gackle, with burial in Gackle Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Lydena; three children, Stacy, Ryan and Robbie, all of Gackle; his father, Roland, Gackle; and his sister, Doreen Mickleson, Audubon, Minn. (Haut Funeral Home, Gackle)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
February 19, 2002

Levurn Ruff, 65, Jamestown, N.D., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Ruff was born April 3, 1936, near Kulm, N.D., the son of John and Magdalena (Springer) Ruff. He grew up on the family farm and received his education from rural schools. He married Sandra Eckman Jan. 14, 1963, in Aberdeen, S.D. They lived in Wishek, N.D., where he worked for the Wishek Steel plant and for Farmers Union. He also operated his own welding shop. He was later employed by the Burlington Northern Railroad and Haybusters, Jamestown, in 1978. In 1979 the family moved to Jamestown. He retired in 1995. He worked for the Jamestown Park and Recreation for two years. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and playing his guitar and accordion.

He is survived by his wife; six daughters, Val (Rick) Mickelson, Bonnie (Todd) Page, Michelle (Keith) Schumacher, Teresa (Ben) Kennelly, and Bridgette (Chad) Altringer, all Jamestown, and Marcy Deede, Wishek; three sons, Steve (Dawn), West Fargo, N.D., Brett (Amy), Bismarck, N.D., and John, Jamestown; four sisters, Delores (Alvin) Entzi, Fredonia, N.D., Mable (Alvin) Pfal, Aberdeen, and Pearl Eldridge and Viola (Edwin) Reiser, both New Rockford, N.D.; a brother, LeRoy (Sadie), Ashley, N.D.; special friends, Harley and Zelda Herr, Jamestown; and 16 grandchildren.

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

Funeral services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Ron Nelson officiating.
Prayer Services: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
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The Forum; Fargo, ND
02/19/2002
Jamestown, N.D.

Levurn Ruff, 65, Jamestown, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, in Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Ruff was born April 3, 1936, near Kulm, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He married Sandra Eckman Jan. 14, 1963, in Aberdeen, S.D. They lived in Wishek, N.D., where he worked for Wishek Steel and for Farmers Union. He also operated his own welding shop. He later worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad, and then for Haybusters in Jamestown, beginning in 1978. The family moved to Jamestown in 1979. He retired in 1995. He also worked for the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department for two years.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Steve (Dawn), West Fargo, Brett (Amy), Bismarck, N.D., John, Jamestown; six daughters, Val (Rick) Mickelson, Bonnie (Todd) Page, Michelle (Keith) Schumacher, Teresa (Ben) Kennelly, Bridgette (Chad Altringer) Ruff, all Jamestown, Marcy Deede, Wishek; a brother, LeRoy (Sadie), Ashley, N.D.; four sisters, Pearl Eldridge, Viola (Edwin) Reiser, both New Rockford, N.D., Delores (Alvin) Entzi, Fredonia, N.D., Mable (Alvin) Pfal, Aberdeen; and 16 grandchildren.

Visitation: Wednesday from 9 to 9, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in the funeral home.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, August 16, 2004

Pauline Ruff, 97, Fargo, N.D., died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Elim Care Center, Fargo.

Pauline Erbele was born June 26, 1907, on the family farm north of Lehr, N.D., the daughter of Andreas Sr. and Rosina (George) Erbele. She was baptized and confirmed at Evangelical United Brethren Church. While in her teens, she accepted the Lord at Lehr Tabernacle, east of Lehr. She attended a rural school in the Ketterling School District and high school at Ellendale, N.D. She married Edward Ruff of Fredonia, N.D., on Dec. 28, 1927, at her parentsí home. They farmed northwest of Fredonia. In 1966 they retired and moved to Fredonia. He died in 1985. She moved to Edgeley, N.D., in l990, and several years later moved to Park East Apartments, Fargo. Two years later she moved to Park View Terrace, Moorhead, Minn. She entered Elim Care Center, Fargo, in June. She was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Fredonia, where she was active in the ALCW and sang in the church choir. After moving to the Fargo-Moorhead area, she attended Calvary United Methodist Church, Fargo. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, visits, crocheting, cooking, baking and word-find puzzles.

She is survived by three daughters, Idella (Wayne) Wilson and Carol (Roger) Azzam, both Fargo, and Merrlyn Meland (El Knoell), Elbow Lake, Minn.; two sons, Darrel (Etala), Willmar, Minn., and Larry (Sharon), Wishek, N.D.; a sister, Martha Slaughter, Ripon, Calif.; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; seven brothers; a daughter, Arleen; two grandsons, Brian and Gregory Ruff; three sons-in-law, Clifford Schott, Wallace Meland and Marvin Mayer; and an infant brother and sister.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Fredonia, with the Rev. Annette Crickenberger officiating. 
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown and Gackle.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Korsmo Funeral Home, Moorhead, with the Rev. David Motta officiating.
Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Korsmo Funeral Home, Moorhead.
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Fredonia.


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Roland E. Ruff, 74, Jamestown, N.D., formerly Gackle, N.D., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, in Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Ruff was born Nov. 14, 1923, in Fredonia, N.D., where he attended school. He graduated from Gackle High School in 1943. On June 8, 1952, he married Eugenia Zenker in Gackle, where they farmed. She died in 1967. On Jan. 1, 1968, he married Alma Dewald in Streeter, N.D. They farmed near Gackle until September 1997, when they moved to Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Wade (Kathy) Dewald, Des Moines, Iowa; three daughters, Doreen (Jim) Mickleson, Audubon, Minn., Daphne (Don) Kane, Fargo, Claudia (Ritchie) Wolf, Jamestown; two sisters, Mable (Edwin) Mayer, ...

Date: Sat - October 03, 1998
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Rudolph Ruff, 93, Jamestown, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Mr. Ruff was born Sept. 3, 1911, west of Fredonia, Logan County, North Dakota, the son of Fred and Bertha (Karius) Ruff. He attended the local rural school, grew up in the area and helped on the family farm. He married Esther Krueger on July 15, 1935, in Lehr, N.D. In 1934, he purchased a store at Guyson, N.D. He was postmaster from 1934 to 1947, when they moved to Fredonia. He worked at Economy Store and other places. He was a rural mail carrier from 1950 until he retired in 1969. They moved to Jamestown in 1997. They spent 15 winters in Lodi, Calif. He was a member of Nazareth Congregational Church, Fredonia, where he served as trustee, and later First Congregational Church, Jamestown. He enjoyed sports.

He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Leona (Arven) Janke, Kulm, N.D., Joan (LeMore) Hehr, Gackle, N.D., Josephine (Larry) Bietz, Valley City, N.D., and Vivian Giannuzzi, Syracuse, N.Y.; a son, Charles, Fargo, N.D.; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Emma Ost; and four brothers, Reinhold, Gust, Edward and Wilbert.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, First Congregational Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Terri Akkerman officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sharon Mersedus Ruff, 63, Wishek, N.D., died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at her home under hospice care.

Sharon Hochhalter was born Sept. 17, 1943, at Wishek, the daughter of Theodore and Ida (Gehring) Hochhalter. She grew up and attended school in Wishek. She then worked at the Red Owl in Wishek. She married Larry Ruff on Jan. 17, 1961, at Wishek. They lived on the Ruff farm near Fredonia, N.D., where they farmed. They lived in Oakes, N.D., from 1964 to 1969. They then returned to the farm near Fredonia. They moved into Wishek in 1998. She worked at the Wishek Community Hospital in the dietary department from 1990 until her death. She was a member of St. Martin Lutheran Church, Fredonia, where she taught Sunday school for many years and later St. Luke Lutheran Church and the Red Hat Club, Wishek. She enjoyed writing and had several of her articles published in magazines.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Rodell (Melissa), Loveland, Colo., Keith (Shelley), Monticello, Minn., and Doug (Jocelyn), Wishek; a sister, Betty (Joe) Torez, Bloomington, Minn.; seven brothers, Dermot (Diane) and Terry, both West Fargo, N.D., Stan (Joy), Ronan, Mont., Dennis (Peggy), Shakopee, Minn., Ronnie, Rosemount, Minn., and Jim and Don (Lora), both Wishek; eight grandchildren; and a special friend, Carrie Nitschke, Jamestown.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Brian and Gregory, and her parents.

Memorial service: 10:30 a. m. Thursday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: St. Martin Lutheran Cemetery, Fredonia.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, October 20, 2003

David Rutschke, 89, Kulm, N.D., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Rutschke was born Dec. 14, 1913, at Wirch, N.D., the son of John and Julia (Braun) Rutschke. He grew up and attended rural school in the Kulm area. In May 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country during World War II in the European-African-Middle East Theater with the 335th Engineers. He was honorably discharged from active duty on Oct. 21, 1945. He married Gertrude Kast on Aug. 29, 1948, in Ashley, N.D. The couple began farming together in Spring Valley Township near Kulm until they retired in 1978 and moved into Kulm.

He is survived by his wife; a son, James (Pat), Kulm; a daughter, Linda (Howard) Schultz, Fredonia, N.D.; a brother, William, Ellendale, N.D.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Albert and Ted, and two sisters, Edna and Molly.

Services: held Sunday, Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm, with the Rev. Nels Lillejord officiating.
Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Ellendale City Cemetery, Ellendale.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gertrude Rutschke, 81, Kulm, N.D., died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek, N.D.

Gertrude Anna Kast was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Ulm, Germany, the daughter of Franz and Anna (Pfeifer) Kast. They moved to Heilbronn, Germany, in May 1928 where she attended school. On July 4, 1948, she moved to the United States. She married David Rutschke on Aug. 29, 1948, at Evangelical United Brethren Church parsonage, Ashley, N.D. They lived and farmed in Spring Valley Township, North Dakota, 14 miles south of Kulm, until 1978 when they moved into Kulm.

She is survived by a son, Jim (Pat), Kulm; a daughter, Linda (Howard) Schultz, Fredonia, N.D.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a brother, Helmut, and a sister, Kunigunde Kling.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm, with the Rev. Carl Glamm officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Visitation: 1 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial: Ellendale City Cemetery, Ellendale, N.D.


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Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan
Yankton SD
Friday, April 6, 2001

Anne Marie Ryan, 84, Yankton, died Wednesday (April 4, 2001) at Avera Yankton Care Center, Yankton.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Steven Kocher, Douglas Kocher, David Kocher, Charles Kocher, Kelly Kocher, Charles Ryan and Dennis Schwiepers.
Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. today (Friday) at the Kostel Funeral Home, Yankton, with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by a scripture service at 7 p.m.

She was born July 26, 1916, at Gackle, N.D., to Charles and Stella (Vlasak) Kocher. She grew up on a farm near LaMoure, graduating from high school at Marion, N.D. She enrolled in nurse's training at Sacred Heart Hospital in 1938. She married James Ryan June 18, 1940, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband. They had four children and also raised a niece from birth. She had been a resident at the Avera Yankton Care Center since May 1999. Her husband died in February 2001.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the original April Circle, later to become the Madonna Circle, and a charter member of the Rosary Makers. She was a charter member of the Yankton Al-Anon Family Groups, formed in 1951, and continued to work with families of alcoholics until suffering a debilitating stroke in 1989.

She was an inspiration to her family and friends and will be remembered for her kind and gentle nature.

She is survived by a son, James (Judy), Yankton; daughters: Muriel (Keith) Cook, Mission Hill; Patty (Jim) Apodaca, Casper, Wyo.; and Judy Allison, Moberly, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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


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The Aberdeen News, ND
March 21, 2010

GEROLD "GARY" RYCHLIK The funeral service for Gerold Gary Rychlik, 66, of Aberdeen, SD, will be 11:00am, Monday, March 22, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Winfried Schroeder officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen. Gerold died Monday, March 15, at his home in Aberdeen.

Gerold Lee Rychlik was born on February 4, 1944 at Bismarck, ND to Rudolph Rudy and Mabel (Bruggerman) Rychlik. He attended country school in Stutsman County and later in Tappan, ND. After school, he worked on the family farm and helped other farmers in the area. On May 10, 1963, he married LaVerle Binder at Steele, ND.

He worked for various construction Companies and in 1969 they moved to Aberdeen. He worked for Larson Teigen Construction Company and continued with Larson Construction Company until 1991. He then worked for Jacobs Construction Company until 2002, when he retired. LaVerle died on August 21, 2003. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Eagles Club FOE. Gramps loved his hunting and fishing expeditions. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his late wife, daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all of their friends. Gramps always looked forward to Wednesday night family dinners, visits from his niece, Bonnie (Tom) and many special family get togethers. Gramps was especially fond of his grandson whom he raised like his own and taught him everything he knows and his granddaughter who looked after him.

Grateful for having shared Garyís life are his daughter, Brenda (Mike) Pigors, Aberdeen, grandson, Travis (Jessica) Rychlik, granddaughter, Christina Voeller (Ron Hagen), great grandchildren, Trevan & Cordel Rychlik, Skylar & Sebastian Hagen, niece, Bonnie (Tom) Srnsky, brother, Roger Rychlik, sisters, Alana Rychlik, Sandy Krause, and Leona Rychlik.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Mabel and his wife, LaVerle.


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