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  SAHR Winnifred Kiltie 2010      
  SALMELA Emma Terve Dormanen 1966 

  SALMI Lillian Waataja 2001
  SAM Howard 2008  
  SAND Victoria Bertsch 2005     
  SATTLER Mona Frahm 2007     

  SAUTER Katie Stroh 2002 
  SAYLER Jacob 2010     

  SCHAAK Reuben 2000

  SCHAFFER Bertha Woehl 2001  
  SCHAFFER Emil E. 2010    
  SCHAFFER Jacob "Jack" 2009     

  SCHAFFER Lillian Krapu 2002    
  SCHAFFER Lloyd 2006   
  SCHARDIN Franklin 2006    
  SCHATZ Emma Bender 2004   
  SCHAUER Allen 2007    
  SCHAUER Edwin 1967    

  SCHAUER George W. 2002
  SCHAUER Irvin 2009      
  SCHAUER Katherine Rott 2008  
  SCHAUER Lucille Schwartzenberger 2006  

  SCHAUER Virginia Buck 2000
  SCHAUER Walter Jr. 2004    
  SCHEID Ardyce McBride 2010      
  SCHEID Edwin 2010      

  SCHEID Rudolph R. 2001
  SCHEMPP Ewald 2004   

  SCHERBINSKE Sophie Moos 1968 

  SCHLAHT Pauline Lautt 2002 
  SCHLAHT Stella Schumaker 2009     
  SCHLAUCH Oscar 2006    

  SCHLECHT Carl 1936
  SCHLECHT Chris 1968

  SCHLECHT Christina Speidel 1965 (2 Obits) 

  SCHLECHT Clarice Skramstad 1998

  SCHLECHT David Allen 1999
  SCHLECHT Elroy 2009     
  SCHLECHT Emelia Sommerfeld Geohring 2004   

  SCHLECHT Godhielf 1996

  SCHLECHT Jacob 2000
  SCHLECHT Jean Loven 2008 

  SCHLECHT Julia E. Wilen 2001   
  SCHLECHT Lorine Mayer 2010     
  SCHLECHT Martha Schlecht 2003 

  SCHLECHT Martha Weixel 1995
  SCHLECHT Morris 2008  
  SCHLECHT Oliver 2005      

  SCHLECHT Raymond 1999 (2 Obituaries)
  SCHLECHT Reuben 2009     

  SCHLECHT Ruth Betsch 2002 
  SCHLECHT Steve 2009      

  SCHLECHT Susie Burkle 1996
  SCHLENKER Arnold R. 2009      
  SCHLENKER Christina Schlittenhard 2008  
  SCHLENKER Elmer 2007      
  SCHLENKER Elsie Muller 2010      

  SCHLENKER Emma L. Krause 1998
  SCHLENKER Erna Gienger 2006    
  SCHLENKER Esther Heidinger 2008   
  SCHLENKER Fennie Nienhuis 2007     
  SCHLENKER Flora Morlock 2008 

  SCHLENKER Freida Miller 2001

  SCHLENKER Hulda Muller 2001
  SCHLENKER Jeff 2009      

  SCHLENKER Joseph 2001 
  SCHLENKER Kerry 2008  
  SCHLENKER Laura Harlan 2004    

  SCHLENKER Paul 2000

  SCHLENKER Ralph 1995

  SCHLENKER Raymond 2001
  SCHLENKER Ruby Pfeifle 2008  

  SCHLENKER Rueben 1998
  SCHLENKER Sharon Gohner 2007     

  SCHLENKER Tony 2001
  SCHLENKER Viola Haag 2010      
  SCHLENKER Walter 2009      

  SCHLITTENHARD Arthur 1996

  SCHLITTENHARD Edward 1997

  SCHLITTENHARD Helen Speidel 1998
  SCHLITTENHARD Martha Roemmich 2006  

  SCHLITTENHARD Mary Eslinger 2000

  SCHLITTENHARD Robert 2000
  SCHLITTENHARD Ruth 1987    
  SCHMIDT Alice Rivinius 2009    
  SCHMIDT David 2005     
  SCHMIDT Edwin 2003 

  SCHMIDT Eldo 1999
  SCHMIDT Frieda Gienger 2005     

  SCHMIDT Helen Lachenmeier 1997
  SCHMIDT Hildegard Betsch 2005     

  SCHMIDT Lea 2000
  SCHMIDT Lydia Oster 2006    

  SCHMIDT Rachel Janke 1999

  SCHMIDT Raymond 2001

  SCHMIDT Roy E. 2000
  SCHMIERER Carol Lauper 2008   

  SCHMIERER Carolina Schroeder 2001
  SCHMIERER Fred 2006 (2)   
  SCHMIERER Hulda Sommerfeld 2006   
  
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winnifred Sahr, 85, Jamestown, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Winnifred Kiltie was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Deer River, Minn., the daughter of James and Anna (Banke) Kiltie. She graduated in 1943 from Deer River High School. She moved with her family to Bremerton, Wash. and worked in the shipyards. She moved to Jamestown and worked at the North Dakota State Hospital until 1946. She married Raymond Sahr on Sept. 21, 1946. She lived in Jamestown until her death. She enjoyed watching movies, fishing and her pets.

She is survived by a son, Gary (Sandra), Jamestown; two daughters, Connie (Larry) Hakanson and Dixie (Wendell) Janke, both Jamestown; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and an infant brother.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Wade Miller officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, in the spring.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
December 29, 1966

Services Held Near Gackle

Funeral services for Emma Dormanen Salmela, long-time resident of the Gackle community, were held Friday at the Apostolic Church, 7 miles south of Gackle with Rev. Arvie Isaacs of Minneapolis, Minn, officiating. Interment was in the Saari Cemetery.

She passed away December 12, at the age of 84 in the Menahga Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for a year and a half. She was born in Calumet, Mich., November 20, 1883.

She was married to Edward C. Dormanen in 1904, and they established their homestead south west of Gackle. To this union were born 10 children of which two died in infancy. Her husband passed away April 9, 1944. She than moved to Gackle and resided there until her marriage to August Salmela on July 25, 1958. He passed away in November 1965 at the Menahga Nursing Home.

Surviving are 4 daughters and 4 sons: Mrs. Walter Isaacs (Edna), Deer River, Minn., Mrs. Heino Holmstrom (Sadie), Gackle, Oscar Karvonen (Esther), Fredonia, Mrs. Jerry Brown (Julia), San Diego, Calif., Elmer Dormanen of Minneapolis, Minn., Clifford Dormanen of San Bernardino, Calif. 32 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Melvin Isaacs, Leslie Isaacs, Edward Holmstrom, Wesley Karvonen, Wallace Schmidt, and Marvin Kinzler.

Attending from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas Kusisto, Farwell, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Isaacs, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Isaacs, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Isaacs, Mrs. Allen Hepokoski, all of Deer River, Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Peterson and Ida Dormanen, Eveleth, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kaski, Menahgo, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dormanen and son George of Minneapolis, Minn., Rudy Dormanen of San Bernardino, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Dormanen and Kathy of Fargo, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Helmsworth of Jamestown, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kinzler of Verona, Mrs. Elmer Schwiegert and Mrs. Lee Kinzler of Medina.


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Billings Gazette, MT
March 29, 2001

COLUMBUS ó Lillian Waataja Salmi passed away March 26, 2001, at St. Johnís Retirement Center.

She was born July 20, 1912, to Matt Waataja and Minnie Keskinen Waataja, formerly of Finland, in Kingston, Minn. She was the 13th child of 19. Upon graduation from high school, she attended Suomi College in Hancock, Mich., studying business. Lillian was very proud of her Finnish heritage and always celebrated St. Urhoís Day.

Lillian married Emil A. Salmi of Gackle, N.D., on June14, 1941, in Kingston, Minn. There they became part owners of a hardware store. Their son, Neil M. Salmi, was born March 13, 1947, in Litchfield, Minn. In 1952, they moved to Phoenix, Ariz, and started selling kitchen hoods out of their home. Business started to flourish so they moved the Salmi Co. to Scottsdale, Ariz., and became a major kitchen appliance distributorship for the state of Arizona. Lillian was the companyís bookkeeper, treasurer and advertiser for the next 30 years. They enjoyed the many trips they had with the company all over the world and have the albums to show it. In 1992, they moved to Park City, Utah, to be with their son Neil and family. Emil preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1992.

Lillian moved to Columbus with Neil and his family in August 1998. She is survived by her son Neil M. Salmi; granddaughter Julia Salmi; and grandsons Lyle Salmi and Eric Salmi. A memorial will be held at the Columbus Senior Center on Tuesday April 3, at 1:30 p.m. Lillian and Emil will be interred at the Waataja Family plot in Kingston, Minn. Memorials can be made to St. James Lutheran Church of Columbus.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Howard Sam, 53, Jamestown, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure, N.D.

Mr. Sam was born Aug. 7, 1954, in Gackle, N.D., the son of Harry and Velda (Weckwerth) Sam. He attended Medina (N.D.) Public School. He did lawn care service in Medina for many years. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Jamestown, and the Medina Wildlife Club. He enjoyed fishing and watching basketball games.

He is survived by his mother, Jamestown; a brother, Delbert, Jamestown; and two sisters, Delores Sam and Ardella James, both Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law, Joseph James.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Dennis Ellingsen officiating.
Visitation: none planned.
Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, September 10, 2005

Victoria Ann ďVickyĒ Sand, 44, Jamestown, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at her home after a battle with cancer, under hospice care.

Victoria Ann Bertsch was born Feb. 24, 1961, in Ellendale, N.D., the daughter of Delbert and Judy (Bietz) Bertsch. The family lived in Gackle, N.D., Ipswich, N.D., and Bowdon, N.D. The family returned to Ellendale where she received her education, graduating from Ellendale High School. She graduated from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, in 1983, with a degree in nursing. She later earned a masterís degree in nursing. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She married Erik Sand on June 9, 1984, in Ellendale. She cared for patients at Ellendale Hospital, Ellendale; St. Lukeís Medical Center, Fargo; and Central Valley Health Unit, Dakota Clinic, Law Enforcement Center and Jamestown Hospital, all Jamestown. She was also employed by Comforts of Home and Odyssey Research, both Jamestown, and Jamestown College where she taught nursing classes for 11 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown.  She was past president of Parent Teachers Organization and a member of the Relay for Life committee, serving as honorary chair in 2003. She was also active in providing Lutheran Marriage Encounter weekends and activities. She enjoyed quilting, beading, cross-stitching, hardangar, cooking, reading and traveling.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Tyler and Andrew, both Jamestown; two daughters, Erin and Kirsten, both Jamestown; her parents, Ellendale; two brothers, Todd (Michelle), Fargo, and Jason (Cheryl), Shoreview, Minn.; and a grandmother, Elsie Maier Bertsch, Ashley, N.D.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Gottlieb and Anna Gross Bietz and Arthur Bertsch.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Revs. Darrell Olson, Phil Leer and David Thompson officiating.
Visitation: none scheduled. 
Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers to Jamestown Hospital Maternal Child Health or Jamestown Hospital Hospice.



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The Valley City Times-Record, ND
September 7, 2007

Mona Jean Sattler, 52, of Fargo, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, in Fargo.

The funeral is at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at St. John's United Methodist Church, Wimbledon, with Rev. Jeff Levy officiating. Burial is at Prairie View Cemetery, Wimbledon.

Visitation: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.

Mona Jean Frahm was born Dec. 29, 1954, in Valley City, the daughter of Eugene and Pearl (Mahlke) Frahm. She grew up on the family farm near Dazey, and attended and graduated from Wimbledon High School. She attended college in Fargo and graduated from Valley City State University with a teaching degree. Mona was a music teacher in New Leipzig for three years. She then taught band and choir in Ada, Minn., for three years. Mona was a talented musician and enjoyed playing various instruments and singing.

She married Greg Sattler. Later, Mona was employed at Lutheran Social Services in Fargo.

Mona is survived by one daughter, Andrea, West Fargo; one son, Spencer, West Fargo; parents, Gene (Marilyn) Frahm, Jamestown; grandmother, Gladys Frahm, Valley City; two brothers: Donn (Kristi), New Rockford, and Jim (Lori), Valley City; one sister, Joan (Paul) Stahlhut, Jamestown; two step-brothers: Mike Doyle, Jamestown, and Mitch (Nita) Doyle, New Salem; two step-sisters: Michelle (Randy) Siek and Maureen Doyle, Jamestown, ND.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pearl Frahm; maternal grandparents, Emil and Marie Mahlke; and paternal grandfather, Ervin Frahm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
September 5, 2002

Katie Sauter, 97, Jamestown, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at her home.

Katie Stroh was born Dec. 1, 1904, in Odessa, South Russia, the daughter of Peter and Katherine (Derheim) Stroh. The family moved to the United States and farmed near McClusky, N.D., before moving to Jamestown. She attended Lincoln School in Jamestown. She married Fred Sauter on March 21, 1921, in McClusky. While living in Jamestown she cooked for various cafes, including the Moline Cafe, Majestic Cafe, Gladstone Cafe and the Jamestown Cafe. He died Sept. 17, 1973. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by a son, William, Jamestown; two daughters, Deloris (Lowell) Mosher, Jamestown, and Marilyn (Milton) Joslin, Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Eva Lippert, Portland, Ore., and Tillie Haas, Blue Rapids, Kan.; a brother, Jack, Jamestown; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Doug Opp officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jacob Sayler, 84, Wishek, N.D., died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at the Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek.

Mr. Sayler was born Dec. 11, 1925, at Wishek, the son of Edward and Christina (Weisser) Sayler. He grew up on the family farm southwest of Wishek and attended rural school. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1945 and was discharged August 1946. He then worked on the family farm until 1950. He married Irene Mueller on April 2, 1955, at Madison, S.D. He worked for Kramer Implement, the local John Deere dealership, as a tractor mechanic. In January 1959 he joined his father in owning and operating Saylerís Standard Service. He and Irene also owned and operated a laundromat in Wishek. He retired in 1995. They lived in Wishek until 2009 when they entered the Wishek Home for the Aged. He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek, and was a past member of the Wishek Wildlife Club. He enjoyed fishing, staying at the lake, tinkering with things and lawn mower and small engine repair.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Jerome (Doreen), Wishek, Clyde, Silverdale, Wash., and Donald (Mary), Bismarck, N.D.; six brothers, Ludwig (Irene), Bismarck, Reinhold (Ella Mae), Baldwin, N.D., Victor (Deanna), Apple Valley, Minn., Daniel (Marlys), Herman (Alvina), and Albert (Betty), all Wishek; five sisters, Christina (Dennis) Witt, Jamestown, Eva Just, Edna Weist, Landina (Wilbert) Meidinger, and Arlena (Leo) Hauck, all Wishek; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial: St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Wishek.


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Billings Gazette, MT
October 19, 2000

Reuben Schaak, age 80, of Billings, passed away Oct. 16, 2000, at the Billings Deaconess Medical Center. Reuben was born Sept. 13, 1920, in Gackle, N.D., a son of Erdman and Pauline Schaak.

Reuben married Catherine Schneider April 19, 1941, in Hardin. He spent his life on a farm that they owned and operated in the St. Xavier area, raising cattle, grain and sugar beets with their two sons. After selling their farm at St. Xavier, they moved with their sons to a ranch they purchased at Broadus. They sold the ranch during the í70s and retired to Billings.

Reuben always had a love for the land and farming. He continued to help manage a farm even after retirement. He had a strong faith in God and rarely missed worship on Sunday.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Schaak; two sons, Dale (Maureen) Schaak of Billings and Duane (Judy) Schaak of Hysham; daughter Betty (Francis) Wheeler of Billings; one brother, Ray Schaak of Hardin; sisters, Delores Schuppe of Billings, Bernice Manuel of Billings and Esther Kehler of St. Xavier. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place at Smithís Crematory. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1603 Saint Andrews Dr.

Memorials may be sent to Our Savior Lutheran Church.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, September 29, 2006

(April 30, 1933 - September 28, 2006)

Lloyd Schaffer, 73, Jamestown, formerly Gackle, N.D., died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at the Veteranís Medical Center, Fargo, N.D., following a short battle with cancer.

Private family graveside service: at a later date, Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
February 26-March 3, 2001

Bertha M. Schaffer, 98, Carrington, N.D., died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.

Bertha Martha Woehl was born March 2, 1902, on her parents farm near Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Phillip and Christina (Rott) Woehl. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural school in the Fredonia area. She married Jacob Schaffer July 2, 1922, at Fredonia. They farmed in Stutsman County, south of Carrington, for many years before moving to Carrington. She worked for many area residents housecleaning, painting, wall papering and yard work. He died Aug. 7, 1979. In February 1989 she entered the Golden Acres Manor Nursing Home, Carrington. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington, where she attended Sunday school and church. She enjoyed working in her yard and crocheting.

She is survived by two sons, Raymond (Dorothy), Carrington, and Alvin (Betsy), Jonesboro, Ga.; two daughters, Helen Jordan, Oklahoma, Okla., and Linda Schaffer, Valley City, N.D.; a sister, Dena Netz, Wenatchee, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 5, Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington, with the Rev. Loren Franchuk officiating. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Burial: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, November 8, 2010

Emil E. Schaffer, 93, Gackle, N.D., died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Mr. Schaffer was born April 2, 1917, in Logan County, south of Streeter, N.D., the son of Jacob and Clara (Schultes) Schaffer. He received his education at the local school and graduated from Gackle High School in 1935. He graduated from Capital Commercial College in 1936. He began working at Gackle Motors in 1936. He married Lillian Krapu on Aug. 20, 1939. They lived in Gackle where he farmed. From 1946-1974, he also owned and operated a gas station, and from 1948-1968 the Case Implement dealership and the Ford dealership. He served as the mayor of Gackle for 10 years. In 1974, he worked for Rueben Metz farming until 1979 when he retired. She died in 2002. He moved to Jamestown in 2006. In 2010, he entered Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor. He was a member of First Congregational Church, Gackle, serving as church treasurer, and a member of Silver Haired Legislature. He was a life member of the North Dakota Firemen Association, served four terms as state representative of the North Dakota House from 1963-1971 and was Republican district treasurer.

He is survived by a son, Michael (Victoria), Hillman, Minn.; a daughter, Gayle (Bill) Chapin, Jamestown; a sister, Hulda Cink, Fargo, N.D.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, April 24, 2009

Jacob "Jack" Schaffer, 72, Wishek, N.D., died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek.

Mr. Schaffer was born Oct. 12, 1936, at Shell Butte Township, Logan County, North Dakota, the son of Jacob and Rosalia (Lacher) Schaffer. He grew up there and attended Mennehiem rural school. He farmed and ranched south of Napoleon, N.D. He married Frances Schumacher on June 10, 1957, at Holy Trinity Church, rural Strausburg, N.D. They lived on the family farm south of Napoleon. He was a licensed cattle buyer. In 2007 he moved into Wishek. He was a member of St. Patrickís Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus, Wishek. He enjoyed cattle, horses, attending sales barn auction sales, horseback riding and fishing.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jack (Leane), Wishek, and Tony (Michelle), Napoleon/Bismarck; four daughters, Karen (Ricky) Just and Susan (Mark) Feist, both Wishek, Geraldine (Darin) Horner, Napoleon, and Debbie (Darwin) Dewald, Bismarck; a sister, Margaret (John) Gross, Napoleon; 19 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ann Mary Kramer.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Wishek.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
January 17, 2002

Gackle, N.D. - Lillian Schaffer, 88, Gackle, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, in Central Dakota Nursing Home, Jamestown, N.D.

Lillian Krapu was born April 21, 1913, in Fullerton, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She then attended the University of North Dakota, Ellendale. She then attended Valley City State University, where she received her degree in education. On Aug. 20, 1939, she married Emil Schaffer in Gackle. They lived in Gackle, where she taught school. She also taught school in Jud, Alfred, Adrian and Medina, all North Dakota. She retired in 1976. She entered the nursing home in 1999.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Michael (Victoria), Hawthorne, Calif.; a daughter, Gayle (Bill) Chapin, Jamestown, N.D.; two brothers, Edward (Betty), Eden Prairie, Minn., Ernie, Frazee; two sisters, Esther (JD) Crabtree, Ellendale, and Edith Shine, Fargo; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

Visitation: Today from 1-5, Friday from 9-5, Saturday from 9-9 and Sunday from 9-9, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Funeral: Monday, Jan. 21, at 1 in First Congregational Church, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery.
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Napoleon Homestead, ND
January 23, 2002

Lillian Schaffer
Lillian Schaffer, 88, Gackle, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002 at Central Dakota Nursing Home, Jamestown. Lillian Krapu was born April 21, 1913 in Fullerton, ND the daughter of Frank and Mary (Wihela) Krapu.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Franklin (Frank) J. Schardin, 73, Jud, ND died Sunday morning June 25, 2006 at the Central Dakota Village, in Jamestown, ND.

Frank was born February 3, 1933 on the family farm 2 - miles South of Jud, ND, the son of Frank Schardin Sr. and Alice (Malm) Schardin. He received his elementary education in the local school, graduating from the Jud High School in 1951.

He and Violet Kinzler were married on October 12, 1958 at Gackle, ND. They made their home on his grandparents homestead where they farmed until 1963. He worked as a Custodian at the Eagles Club in Jamestown, later for the Edgeley School until 1996. In 1979 they started gardening on a large scale and sold produce at the Pamida parking lot. Later he joined Jamestown Farmers Market Assoc., being a member for 25 years.

He was truly a nature lover. He loved his garden and devoted all his energy and time into it. His favorite past time was working with horseradish and making dill and watermelon pickles. He also was the leader of the Slovenian Polka Band for many years. He entertained in six states and parts of Canada. He performed with America's Polka King, Frank Yankovic. He also had been a TV guest of the Chmieleski Fun Time Show and also on the Big Joe Polka Show. In 1974 he and his band made a record album, "Frank Schardin and his Slovenians" He is a past member of the Jamestown Eagles and Elks.

Surviving are his wife Violet, Jud, ND, one brother Alvin (Susie) Shardin, Detroit Lakes, MN, his buddy, Jim Goehner, Jud, ND and a special friend, Sherry Schepp of Fargo, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Pamela Fae in 1962.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday June 29, 2006 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND with Pastor Bryce Tahran, officiating.

The interment will be made in the Jud Congregational Cemetery at Jud, ND.
Visitation:  9-8 Wednesday at the Funeral home in Jamestown, ND. 
The funeral arrangements are by the Haut Funeral Home in Jamestown, ND.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
December 29, 2004

Emma Schatz, 95, Medina, died Dec. 22, 2004, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Emma Bender was born November 22, 1909 near Menno, SD, the daughter of Gottlieb Bender and Katherina (Spitzer) Bender. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education. At an early age she moved with her parents to a farm southwest of Streeter, and grew to womanhood in the vicinity where she helped on the family farm. She and John Schatz were married March 22, 1946 at Streeter.
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MEDINA [ND] -- Emma Schatz, 95, Medina, died Dec. 22, 2004, at a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 24, at United Methodist Church, Medina. Burial will be in Medina Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Florence Dockter, Dickinson; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Lachenmeier, Napoleon; and one brother, Art Bender, Streeter. (Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown)

Published in The BismarckTribune on 12/24/2004.


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The Valley City Times, ND
June 27, 2007

Allen Schauer, 72, of Marysville, Wash., arrived safe in the arms of his Lord and Savior on June 21, 2007.

He was born April 18, 1935, to Walter and Lydia (Grenz) Schauer of Napoleon, N.D.

Allen graduated from Napoleon High School in 1955, enlisted in the Army and served 12 years in Aviation, with Army Air Defense Choral Group, and two overseas assignments in India and Vietnam. He served and was honorably discharged in March 1967 as SSG E6.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alice Zako; brother, Walter Schauer; and grandson, Daniel Crain.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce of 48 years; three daughters, Faith (James) Davenport, Twila (Tracy) Crain and Jennifer (Jason) Rhodes; two sisters, Phillis (Ed) Hall of Georgia and Maxine (Richard) Perkins of Florida; brother, Weston (Nancy) Schauer of North Dakota; five grandsons; and one granddaughter.

Visitation was at The Schaefer-Shipman funeral home from 4 - 8 p.m. on Monday, June 25, 2007. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Marysville Cemetery; a memorial service followed at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Marysville, Wash.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
August 3, 1967

Edwin Schauer Rites Held

Edwin Schauer, 54, lifelong resident of Streeter, North Dakota community died suddenly Thursday afternoon, July 27, 1967 while working in a hay field for miles north of Streeter, near the Gottfried Dewald farm in Stutsman County. Death was attributed to a heart condition.

He was born January 17, 1913 at the family farm home seven and one-half miles northwest of Streeter in Graf Township in Kidder County, the son of Jacob Schauer and Ida Lautt Schauer. He attended the local rural school and grew to manhood on his parents farm. He and Katherine Rott were married September 20, 1936 in Bismarck, North Dakota. They farmed for three years on his parent's farm, later moving to the Vibe place which they purchased in 1939, and located six miles northwest of Streeter in Stutsman County, where they have lived to the present time. He served as Township treasurer since 1950 and was an active member of the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Streeter.

Surviving are his widow, his mother Mrs. Jacob Graf, Napoleon, N.D., two brothers Ephriam F. Schauer, Sacramento, Calif.; Allan Schauer, Streeter, N.D.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1962, one brother Gilbert at 8 years in 1925, and one sister Ruth in infancy.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 31, 1967 at the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Streeter with Rev. Floyd Breaw officiating.

Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Gardens at Jamestown, N.D. Haut Funeral Home in Gackle was in charge of the arrangements.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
December 16, 2002

George W. Schauer, 65, Bismarck, N.D., died Dec. 13, 2002, at a Bismarck hospital.

Mr. Schauer was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Jamestown, the son of William and Eva Schauer. He graduated from Jamestown High School, Jamestown College, and received a master's degree from North Dakota State University, Fargo. He married Julie Wolff on June 21, 1969. He taught school and was principal at Kulm, Linton and Carrington, N.D., before joining Knife River Coal. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Bret and Michael (Angie), both Minneapolis, Minn.; and a grandson.

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

Services: 10 a.m. today, McCabe United Methodist Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Art Scanson officiating.
Visitation: one hour before the service at the church. Arrangements by Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.
Burial: 1:30 p.m. today, Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, December 28 2009

Irvin Gideon Schauer, 60, Jamestown, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009.

Mr. Schauer was born Nov. 5, 1949, in Jamestown, the son of Gideon and Edna (Ebel) Schauer. He grew up on the family farm near Streeter, N.D. He attended a one-room country school and graduated from Streeter High School in 1968. He worked as a baker for more than 40 years. He married Pamilla Trudeau on April 20, 1985, in Jamestown. They lived in Jamestown. He was a member of St. James Basilica, Jamestown, and FCRV camping club. He enjoyed camping, campfires, the outdoors, woodworking, painting and his dogs, Betsy and Shay Ann.

He is survived by his wife; and a sister, Rose (David) Paulson, Bismarck, N.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown, with the Rev. Joe Barrett officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown, in the spring.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Katherine Schauer, 98, Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Wishek, N.D., died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at Baptist Nursing Home, Bismarck.

Katherine Leah Rott was born Jan. 9, 1910, in McIntosh County, North Dakota, the daughter of John G. and Christina (Liebig) Rott. She grew up and graduated from Streeter (N.D.) High School in 1929. She attended Ellendale, N.D., Valley City, N.D., and Bismarck colleges. She worked as a teacher. She married Edwin Schauer on Sept. 20, 1936. They purchased a farm 6 miles northwest of Streeter. He died in 1967. She moved to Wishek, N.D., where she worked for an insurance company as a secretary. She retired in 1977. She became caretaker of her father. She later moved to Bismarck. She was a Sunday school teacher and taught Bible classes at United Methodist churches in Streeter, Wishek and Bismarck. She volunteered at various organizations and at Baptist Nursing Home, Bismarck. She enjoyed nature, especially birds and flowers.

She is survived by a sister, Eloise Backsen.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, George; two sisters, Da Lenda Ludtke and Perina Middaugh.

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Baptist Nursing Home Chapel, Bismarck, with the Rev. Kermit Culver officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: one hour before the service at the nursing home chapel, Bismarck.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, December 29, 2006

Lucille Schauer, 74, Napoleon, N.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, at Detroit Lakes, Minn.

Lucille Schwartzenberger was born July 17, 1932, the daughter of Celestinus and Veronica (Bosch) Schwartzenberger. She grew up on the family farm 11 miles south of Napoleon. She moved to Napoleon when she was 2. She graduated from Napoleon High School in 1950. She married Walter Schauer Jr. in 1950. She worked at the Patterson Hotel in Bismarck, N.D., as a switchboard operator and as a desk clerk. They moved to Riverdale, N.D., where he got a job on a surveying crew which was helping in the construction of the Garrison Dam. They later returned to Napoleon. She kept the books for Napoleon Sand & Gravel and later for the Napoleon Theater and Dakota Theatre in Wishek, N.D. She also worked as the city auditor of Napoleon, as the bookkeeper for the Downtowner Cafe and Wishek Ready Mix. Most recently she opened her own crafting business, Cilleís Crafts. She enjoyed fine needlecrafts, playing cards, working in her garden and German foods and recipes.

She is survived by her four sons, Gerald (Kathy), Napoleon, Daryl (Michelle), Keller, Texas, Lynn (Linda), Lincoln, N.D., and Roger (Dallas), Colorado Springs, Colo.; four daughters, Connie (Randy) Gentzkow, Detroit Lakes, Annette (Paul) Godtland, Rochester, Minn., Susan (Larry) Hill, Denver, Colo., and Irene (John) Schatz, Steele, N.D.; four brothers, Frank (Sweetie), Butte, Mont., Jim, Pueblo, Colo., Gary, Sand Coulee, Mont., and Dr. Robert, Deer Park, Wash.; two sisters, Mary Lou Schwartzenberger, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Brenda (James) Conroy, Helena, Mont.; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Walter; a daughter, Mary; her parents; a brother, Leo; a sister, Irene Parodi; and a grandchild, Susanna Martinez.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today with a rosary service at 6:30 p.m., Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Visitation: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery, Napoleon.


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Virginia Schauer, 72, Jamestown, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Virginia Buck was born June 23, 1928, at Streeter, N.D., the daughter of John and Lydia (Remboldt) Buck. She grew up in the Streeter area, where she attended and received her elementary education in a local rural school. She married Frederick Fandrich June 1996 [1946], at Streeter. They lived on a farm southwest of Streeter. Following his death in 1959, she moved into Streeter, where she worked at the cafe. She married Ervin Schauer Feb. 7, 1964, south of Medina. They lived in Streeter, Wishek and Medina, N.D., until moving to Jamestown in 1971. She worked at the Jamestown Hospital, as a baker and later as a cook at the North Dakota State Hospital. In 1989 they moved to Arizona. In April 2000 they returned to Jamestown. She is a member of First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown, and a Sunday school treasurer.

She is survived by her husband, Ervin Schauer; a son, Reo (Sandra) Fandrich, Medina; three daughters, Wanda Fandrich, Black Canyon City, Ariz., Debbie (James) Miner, Phoenix, Ariz., and Tamara (Wayne) Berg, Nortonville, N.D.; two stepdaughters, Cheryl Smith, Wimbledon, N.D., and Joann (Gerald) Thu, Jamestown; a brother, Leroy (Alice), Streeter; five sisters, Laverne (Raymond) Rueb, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Odella (Reinhold) Hauff, Golden Valley, N.D., Nettie (Oscar) Rueb, Bismarck, Vivian (Vernon) Hansen, Kintyre, N.D., and Marlys (John) Grasl, Rochester Hills, Mich.; two half sisters, Esther (Eddy) Becker, Napoleon, N.D., and Edna (Richard) Dockter, Wishek, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Fandrich; her parents; her stepfather; a son, Darvin; and a half brother.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown, with the Revs. Darrel Losing and Ray Rueb officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial: Streeter Cemetery, Streeter.

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, November 5, 2004

Walter Schauer Jr., 73, Napoleon, N.D., died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at his home under hospice care.

Mr. Schauer was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Logan County near Napoleon, the son of Walter and Lydia (Grenz) Schauer. He grew up and attended school in the area. At age 16, he started working at the Bill Draeger farm. In 1948 and 1949, he worked on the John Burgad and Albert Brunner farms. In 1949, he worked at Hugo Moeckel Body Shop. In 1950 he began working with Northern Exposition Shows, a carnival which traveled North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. He married Lucille Schwartzenberger on July 20, 1950, while on the road in Shelby, Mont. He later worked at Yegen Dairy, Bismarck, N.D., and then with a surveying crew on the Garrison Dam. He farmed for six years south and north of Napoleon. In 1959, they moved to Napoleon and purchased Napoleon Sand and Gravel. He drove dairy truck and school bus and later added ready mix concrete to the sand and gravel business. They purchased and operated Napoleon Theatre and then Dakota Theatre, Wishek, N.D., for several years. In 1977, he purchased and operated the Wishek Ready Mix plant, and did a variety of concrete construction. He started singing at the age of 3 and playing guitar at the age of 7. He entertained at weddings, receptions and dances. With Clifford Johnson he entered and appeared on the Horace Heidt talent contest and radio show broadcast, Aberdeen, S.D., in 1953. Later he played in the band "Hayshakers" with Hellen and Ray Schmidt, "Nudge" Mueller, Uncle Shakey Schwartzenberger and other local musicians. He played the part of Roy Clark in the Hee Haw Show for the Napoleon Centennial fund-raiser in 1984, and played frequently on Sunday mornings at St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church. He served on the Napoleon City Council and Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He enjoyed music, hunting, trapping, fishing, bowling, shooting pool and playing cards. He is survived by his wife; four sons, Jerry (Kathleen), Napoleon, Daryl (Michelle), Keller, Texas, Lynn (Linda), Lincoln, N.D., and Roger (Dallas), Colorado Springs, Colo.; four daughters, Connie (Randy) Gentzkow, Detroit Lakes, Minn., Annette (Paul) Godtland, Rochester, Minn., Susan (Larry) Hill, Littleton, Colo., and Irene (John) Schatz, Steele, N.D.; two brothers, Allen (Joyce), Marysville, Wash., and Weston (Nancy), Beulah, N.D.; two sisters, Phyllis (Ed) Hall, Wrightsville, Ga., and Maxine (Richard) Perkins, Holder, Fla.; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Walter; an infant daughter, Mary; a sister, Alice Zako; and an infant granddaughter.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon.
Prayer service: 6:30 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Visitation: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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Aberdeen News, SD
January 20, 2010

Aberdeen: Memorial services for Ardyce Scheid, 95, of Aberdeen and formerly of Pierpont, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen. Pastor Vicki Saude-Worthington will officiate.

Arrangements are being handled by Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel of Groton.

Ardyce passed away Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 12 2010

Edwin Scheid, 94, Aberdeen, S.D., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.

Mr. Scheid was born Sept. 9, 1915, in Gackle, the son of Edward and Katharina (Lehr) Scheid. After his schooling, he farmed with his father for several years. In 1945, he entered the U.S. Navy and received an honorable discharge in 1946. He was a tailor by profession and worked in Jamestown, Fargo, N.D., and at Osbornís Menís Store, Aberdeen. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and was baptized there in August 1978. He married Ardyce McBride on Jan. 6, 1979. They moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1986. He worked for Dillardís. They returned to Aberdeen in 2003.

He is survived by a sister-in-law, Alvina Scheid, Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; four sisters, Ruth, Clara, Hulda and Elizabeth; and two brothers, Arthur and Rudolph.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Bethesda Home of Aberdeen, with the Rev. Vicki Saude-Worthington officiating.
Arrangements by Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton, S.D.
Burial: Homer Cemetery, Pierpont, S.D., at a later date.
Online guestbook: www. paetznick-garness.com


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Gazette-Times, Corvallis, OR
February 13, 2001

April 9, 1912 - February 8, 2001

Rudolph R. Scheid of Eugene died Thursday in Eugene. He was 88.

He was born in Gackle, N.D., and moved to California as a young man. He lived in several cities, including Oakland, Calif., and had been employed as driver-salesman. He married Carroll in 1939. She preceded him in death in 1996. In recent years, he lived at Willamette Oaks retirement center and at Shelden Park, both in Eugene.

Survivors include his daughters, Darla Wolfe of Monroe and Gloria Wilson of Cloverdale, Calif. brother, Edwin Scheid of Tucson, Ariz.; and grandson, Erik Wolfe of Monroe.

A private service will be held. McHenry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations can be made to the Monroe High School Scholarship fund at or to the American Diabetes Association in care of McHenry Funeral Home, 206 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis, OR 97330.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Ewald Schempp, 82, Jamestown, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Schempp was born Jan. 12, 1922, in Fredonia, N.D., the son of Frederick and Justina (Dittus) Schempp. When he was 3 years old the family moved to Pettibone, N.D., where he grew up and attended schools. He entered the U.S. Army in December 1942 and served in the Southeast Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He helped build with the "C" Company of the 1913th Engineer Aviation Battalion at the Clark Air Field in the Philippines. He was discharged in December 1945. He married Ann Guthmiller on Dec. 14, 1947, in Jamestown. They farmed 10 miles west of Montpelier, N.D., in the Millarton/Sydney area from the time of his discharge until they moved to Jamestown in August 2001, where they have lived since. He was a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Dennis, Jamestown, and Jeff, Montpelier; two daughters, Sandra (Charles) Dathe and DeLayne Potts, both LaMoure, N.D.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, a brother, a stepsister and three stepbrothers.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Roland Gurgel officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
May 30, 1968

Mrs. Scherbinske Services Held

Mrs. Sophie Scherbinske, 75, longtime resident of the Gackle, North Dakota community died early Saturday afternoon May 25, 1968 at her home in Gackle.

Sophie Moos was born September 19, 1892 in Robrback, South Russia, the daughter of Michael Moos and Elizabeth (Moos) Moos. At the age of nine years she came to the United States with her parents in 1902 when they settled at Meno, South Dakota. Later in the same year they moved to a farm near Kulm, North Dakota, and in the year 1904 the family homesteaded on a farm three miles south of Gackle in Logan County. She attended the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity. She and John A. Scherbinske were married December 28, 1915 at the farm home of her parents, south of Gackle. For a time they lived in Alfred, North Dakota and in the year 1922 they moved to Gackle where the family home has been to the present time.

She was a member of the Ladies Aid and the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Gackle.

Surviving are three children, Lillian (Mrs. Glenn Riggle), Fenton, Minn.; Edwin Scherbinske, Sterling, Ill.; Lloyd Scherbinske, Westminster, Calif.; twelve grandchildren; three brothers, Jacob M. Moos, Edward Moos, Medina, N.D.; John Moos, Issaquah, Wash.; two sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. John Morlock), Gackle, N.D.; Magdalena (Mrs. Ludwig Eberhardt), Ontario, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1958, two daughters, one son, one brother and two sisters.

The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 1968 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Gackle with Rev. Edward Eslinger, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Gackle Cemetery. Haut Funeral Home of Gackle was in charge of arrangements.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
June 24, 2002

Pauline Schlaht, 100, Jamestown, died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center in Jamestown.

Pauline Lautt was born Aug. 12, 1901, in Ashley, N.D., the daughter of Gottlieb and Elizabeth Lautt. She grew up and was educated in country schools near Ashley. She married Christ Schlaht on Oct. 19, 1917, in Medina, N.D. They farmed six miles south of Cleveland, N.D. In 1937 they moved to Jamestown, where she worked at Peterson-Biddick Creamery. She later worked at the North Dakota State Hospital as an aide until she retired in 1970. He died July 18, 1978. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, crocheting and making potholders.

She is survived by a son, Harold (Artena [Lang]), Jamestown; a daughter, Delores (Clarence) Spitzer, Jamestown; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown, with the Rev. Terri Akkerman officiating.
Visitation: 1-9 p.m. Tuesday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Stella Schlaht, 78, Watertown, S.D., died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at a Watertown care center.

Stella Schumaker was born Feb. 17, 1930, in Streeter, N.D., the daughter of August and Otilla (Graf) Schumaker. She married Walter W. Schlaht on Oct. 7, 1949, at Medina, N.D. They lived in Sisseton, S.D., for a brief time. They moved to Watertown in 1953. She worked for Spies bakery, S&H Green stamp store, the Brown Clinic and Medicine Shoppe pharmacies from where she retired. He died Nov. 17, 1996. She was a member of St. Martinís Lutheran Church, where she was active in the Ladies Aide and with projects at the Christian high school, and the American Legion and VFW auxiliaries, serving as president and treasurer for many years. She enjoyed helping charitable groups, embroidery and working with the Ladies Circle at the Senior Center.

She is survived by two sons, Wayne and Steve (Lynn Isler), both Watertown; three sisters, Lucille (Clarence) Mayer, Medina, Betty (Jim) Peters, Manley, Iowa, and Marlys Kunze, Valley City; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant granddaughter; her parents; and three brothers, Alvin, Irvin and Harold.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Martinís Lutheran Church, Watertown, with the Rev. John Carter officiating.
Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel, Watertown, and before the service Friday at the church.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Oscar Schlauch, 88, Wishek, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D.

Mr. Schlauch was born Oct. 19, 1918, near Jud, N.D., the son of Jacob and Christina (Schramm) Schlauch. His family then homesteaded near Whitestone Battlefield where he attended a country school through the eighth grade. He served in the Civil Conservation Corps and then returned to the Kulm, N.D., area where he worked as a hired hand. He married Esther Schock on Aug. 19, 1940. They farmed for nine years and then moved to Kulm in 1949 where he worked as a carpenter. He also worked at Ford garage and Brauer Plumbing and Heating. He started Schlauch Plumbing and Heating which he operated until he retired in 1980. He drove bus for Kulm (N.D.) Public School for 23 years. He served as justice of the peace for Kulm for nearly 12 years. He served on Kulm City Park Board eight years and was a member of the Community Development Corporation. He was a member of the First Congregational Church and served as an usher for many years. He was a member of the Gideons International and served as chaplain for several years. He enjoyed singing, fishing, trapping and making broken things work.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Arlene (Jim) Eslinger, Lincoln, Neb., and Ardella (Dennis) Schwartzwalter, West Fargo, N.D.; five sisters, Johanna Fey, Kulm, Martha Diede, Lehr, N.D., Hulda Gruneigh, Aberdeen, S.D., Esther (Clifford) Hildebrand, Ashley, N.D., and Ella Davis, Clarksburg, Calif.; two brothers, Otto, Marinette, Wis., and Harry (Minnie), Lake Benton, Minn.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; his parents; five brothers, Adolph, Herbert, Edwin, Alvin, and Benny; and two sisters, Elsa Schneidt and Gladys Heinrich.

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



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Stutsman County Record
Jamestown, ND
February 20, 1936, Page 4

CARL SCHLECHT, 56, GACKLE RESIDENT, PASSES AWAY HERE

Carl Schlecht, Gackle, passed away February 17 at Trinity hospital where he had been a patient ten days receiving treatment for gall bladder trouble.

Funeral services, weather and roads permitting, will be held Sunday afternoon at the church 10 miles south of Gackle, near the Schlecht farm home.

Mr. Schlecht was born November 7, 1879 in South Russia. He is survived by his wife and eleven sons and daughters, Mrs. Otellie Rudolph, Mrs. Christina Jahnke [Janke], Mrs. Anna Wolf, Mrs. Alma Jahnke [Janke], Christ, Ernset, Mathias, Eilsie, Emma, Arthur and Hilbert, all of Gackle Vicinity, 15 grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
November 21, 1968

Chris Schlecht Services Held in Washington

Chris Schlecht, 61, 5524 92nd Place NE, Marysville, Wash., died November 6 in a local hospital. Mr. Schlecht was born May 16, 1907 in Fredonia, North Dakota, and had lived in Everett for 32 years. He worked for the Everett Plywood and Door Co., and was a member of Everett Aerie No. 13, FOE and Everett Plywood Union Local No. 1.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Hazel Schlecht of Marysville; Paul Schlecht of Seattle; and Dave Schlecht of Bellingham; a daughter, Mrs. Verona Auby in New Jersey; a stepson, James Brown of Anchorage, Alaska; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jeanning Hillard of Bellingham, Mrs. Carol Oelrich of Edmonds and Mrs. Fern Blake of Richland; four brothers, Hilbert Schlecht of Everett, Art Schlecht of Battleground, Matt Schlecht of Enderlin, N.D.; and Ernest Schlecht of Gackle, N.D.; four sisters, Mrs. Elsis Weir of Everett, Mrs. Anna Wolfe of Enderlin, N.D.; Mrs. Katie Janke of Gackle, N.D.; and Mrs. Emma Hehn of Gackle, N.D.; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Purdy and Walters funeral home with Rev. Edwin Johnson officiating. Burial took place at Cypress Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dennis Hillard, Dennis Oelrich, John Blake, John Minerich, Mathias McGaughey and Herb Healy.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
August 25, 1965

Mrs. C. Schlecht, Gackle Pioneer, Dies Monday

Mrs. Christina Schlecht, 82, pioneer resident of the Gackle community, died Monday afternoon, August 23, at High-Acres Manor in Jamestown where she had been a resident for about seven weeks.

Christina Speidel was born Dec. 25, 1882 in Beresina, South Russia, the daughter of Christian and Katherina Gohner Speidel. At an early age she came with her parents to the U. S., when they settled at Ashley. They moved to a farm 12 miles southeast of Gackle in Logan County where her parents homesteaded. She grew to womanhood in the community and was married to Karl Schlecht in 1901.

They began farming 13 miles south of Gackle. Following the death of her husband in 1936, she continued to live on the farm with her children until the fall of 1941 when she moved into Gackle. In 1959 she made her home at the Manor St. Joseph in Edgeley until she entered Hi-Acres Manor in Jamestown.

Surviving are nine children, Christ and Hilbert Schlecht and Mrs. Stanley Weir (Elsie), Everett, Wash.; Arthur Schlecht, Battleground, Wash.; Mrs. Rudolph (Anna) Wolfe, Math, Enderlin; Mrs. Jacob E. (Katie) Janke, Ernest Schlecht, Mrs. Eddie H. (Emma) Hehn, Gackle; 39 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; four brother and three sisters. Henry Speidel, McLaughlin, S. D.; Gottlieb Speidel, Wishek; Edward Speidel, Tacoma, Wash.; Emanuel Speidel, Jamestown; Mrs. Jacob Schadler, Dryden, Wash.; Mrs. Ben Schadler, Cashmere, Wash.; Mrs. LeRoy Swanson, Litchfield, Minn.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Congregation Church in Gackle with Rev. David Blaskowsky, pastor of the Church of God in Gackle officiating. Burial will be in the Friedenstahl 13 miles south of Gackle.

The body is at the Haut Funeral Home of Gackle until taken to the church Thursday at noon.
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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
September 9, 1965

Christina Schlecht Services Held in Gackle

Mrs. Christina Schlecht, 82, pioneer and longtime resident of the Gackle Community died Monday afternoon August 23, 1965 at the Hi Acres Manor in Jamestown, North Dakota where she had been a resident for about seven weeks.

Christina Speidel was born December 25, 1882 in Beresina, South Russia, the daughter of Christian Speidel and Katherina Cohner [Gohner] Speidel. At an early age she came with her parents to the Untied States, when they settled at Ashley, North Dakota. They moved to the Gackle vicinity twelve miles southeast of Gackle in Logan County where her parents homesteaded. She grew to womanhood in the community and was married to Karl Schlecht in 1901 at the local rural church.

They began farming thirteen miles south of Gackle where they made their home. Following the death of her husband in 193l, she continued to live on the farm with her children until the fall of 1941, when she moved into Gackle. In 1959 she made her home at the Manor St. Joseph in Edgeley, North Dakota until she entered the Hi Acres Manor in Jamestown. She was a member of the Church of God in Gackle.

Surviving are nine children, Christ Schlecht, Hilbert Schlecht, Elsie (Mrs. Stanley Weir), Everett, Wash.; Arthur Schlecht, Battleground, Wash.; Anna (Mrs. Rudolph Wolfe), Matt Schlecht, Enderlin, N.D.; Katie (Mrs. Jacob E. Janke), Ernest Schlecht, Emma (Mrs. Eddie H. Hehn), Gackle, N.D.; thirty-nine grandchildren, fifty-three great grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters Henry Speidel, McLaughlin, S.D.; Gottlieb Speidel, Wishek, N.D.; Edward Speidel, Tacoma, Wash.; Emanuel Speidel, Jamestown, N.D.; Magdalena (Mrs. Jacob Schadler, Dryden, Wash.; Ottilia (Mrs. Ben Schadler), Cashmere, Wash.; Bertha (Mrs. LeRoy Swanson), Litschfield, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two daughter, two sons in infancy, four brother, three sisters, a grandson, Arne Rudolph in 1964, two great grandson Chan Burkle in 1964 and Mark Alan Rudolph in 1964.

The funeral service was held Thursday, August 26, in the First Congregational Church in Gackle with Rev. David Blaskowsky of the Church of God officiating.

Mrs. Emanuel Gackle played a program of organ music as friends and relatives came into and left the church. "Wie Schoen Musz Der Himme. Doch Sein" and Christ is All" were sung by a duet, Rev. and Mrs. David Blaskowsky playing the guitar accompaniment. The Ushers were Ted Meidinger and Emanuel Suko.

Relatives attending from out of state were: Mr. Arthur Schlecht, Battleground, Wash.; Mrs. Matt Speidel, McLaughlin, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Speidel, McLaughlin, S.D.; and Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Pfeif, Loveland, Colo.

Pallbearers were Warren Schlecht, Wilber Schlecht, Orion Rudolph, Darwin Rudolph, James Janke and Lloyd Janke. Burial was in the Friedenstahl cemetery south of Gackle.

Haut Funeral homes was in charge of arrangements.


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Clarice L. Schlecht, 81, Enderlin, N.D., died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Hillcrest Manor, Enderlin.

Clarice L. Skramstad was born March 9, 1917, near Enderlin, where she attended school. She graduated from Enderlin High School in 1935. She later worked in a bank in Fessenden, N.D. On Oct. 15, 1946, she married William M. Schlecht in Enderlin. They farmed near Enderlin. He died in 1995. She had been a resident of Hillcrest Manor since 1995.

She is survived by a daughter, Alane (Craig) Grosz, Lino Lakes, Minn.; three brothers, Lester (Ella), Arne (Olga), Merlin (Vivian), all Enderlin; a sister, Vivian (Simon) Bjerke, Enderlin; and five grandchildren. ...

Date: Thu - September 3, 1998
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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David Allen Schlecht, 44, Jamestown, N.D., died Sunday, May 23, 1999, in Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Schlecht was born Oct. 25, 1954, in Jamestown, where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1972. He worked for Rhodes Frozen Bread, Jamestown, until 1975. He was an inspector and later a machinist for Lucas Western, Jamestown. He owned Dakota Cards, Jamestown. On Sept. 20, 1984, he married Terry Grenz in Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; his mother and stepfather, Lois and John Althof, Jamestown; a brother, Tim (Gina), Billings, Mont.; and two sisters, Brenda Shaw, Star Prairie, Wis., Cindy (Don) Gohner, Montpelier, N.D. ...

Date: Tue - May 25, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a10


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Elroy Schlecht, 71, Jefferson, Ore., formerly of Jamestown, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at his home after a battle with cancer.

Mr. Schlecht was born Sept. 7, 1937, on the family farm near Fredonia, N.D., in Logan County, the son of Emil and Martha (Schauer) Schlecht. The family moved to a farm east of Jamestown in Winfield Township where he attended area schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961 where he was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., and in Germany. After he was discharged, he returned to Jamestown and worked in masonry construction. In 1962, he married Marlys Schuldheisz in Jamestown. They moved to Salem, Ore. He worked in area canneries and for Boise-Cascade Paper Mill in Salem and Portland, Ore., until he retired.

He is survived by two sons, Robert, Salem, and Wesley Todd, Everett, Wash.; four brothers, Dennis (Jane), Lyons, Ore., Garry (Ginger), Mandan, N.D., Jerome (Susan), Salem, and Steven, Jamestown; two sisters, Mildred (Reidar) Ytgard, Bow, Wash., and Shirley (Clarence) Netzer, Spiritwood Lake, N.D.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jon Gregory; his parents; three brothers, Erwin, Lloyd and Rodney; and a sister, Theresa Ann.

Services: already held.
Burial: Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Salem.


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The Wishek Star, ND
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Funeral services for Emelia Schlecht, 95, Wishek, were held Thursday, January 8, 2004, at First United Church of Christ, Gackle, with Rev. Bob Wittstruck, officiating. She died Jan. 4 at Wishek Community Hospital.

Emelia Sommerfeld was born Dec. 8, 1908 in Stutsman County, the daughter of Daniel Sommerfeld and Lydia (Kriel) Sommerfeld. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity where she helped on the family farm.

Emelia married Henry Geohring on July 15, 1926 in Jamestown. They made their home on a farm, northeast of Gackle, in Stutsman County, where they lived until 1948, when they retired and moved into Gackle. Following the death of her husband on Nov. 3, 1950, she continued to reside in Gackle.

Emeila married Jacob Schlecht on March 31, 1957 in Jamestown. They lived on his farm until Oct. 1, 1976 when they moved into Kulm, where they built a new home for their retirement. In 1992 they moved to Wishek. Following the death of Jacob on Jan. 11, 2000, Emeila continued to live in Wishek.

Emeila was a member of the Congregational Church in Gackle, where she was baptized and confirmed. She later became a member of the Congregational Church in Kulm. She also was a member of the Senior Citizens.

Surviving are her children, Violet Diede, Gackle, Burnie (Donna) Geohring, Bismarck, Lois (Elmer) Schlecht, Gackle, Larry Geohring, Ithaca, N.Y.; her stepchildren, Norbert (Belle) Schlecht, Bedford, N. H., Marilyn (Carl) Harbuck, Bullhead City, Ariz., Arlie (Norma) Schlecht, Hutchinson, Minn., Dorothy (Richard) Nelson, Lovell, Wyo., Larry (Jeanne) Schlecht, Omaha, Neb., nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, 33 step-great grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandchild; a brother and a sister, Jacob Sommerfeld, Longview, Wash., and Edna Bloomquist, Escalon, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, a son, two brothers and a great-grandson.

Interment was in the Gackle City Cemetery. Haut Funeral Homes of Gackle was in charge of arrangements.


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Godhielf Schlecht, 85, Jamestown, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1996, in his home.

Mr. Schlecht was born March 26, 1911, near Fredonia, N.D., where he grew up, attended school and farmed. On Feb. 14, 1934, he married Susie Burkle in Fredonia. They lived in various North Dakota towns: Fredonia, Gackle, Kulm, Jud and Edgeley. In 1968, they moved to Jamestown, and from 1969 to 1973, he worked for Hi-Acres Manor.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Solomon S. (Judy) and Wesley G. (Connie), both Edgeley, Oliver (June), Chester (Ruth), both Gackle, N.D.; two daughters, Selma S. (Doug) Groth, Selby, S.D., Murhel (Jim) Carlson, Ellendale, N.D.; three brothers, Raymond, Wishek, Roy (Betty), Kulm, Elmer ...

Date: Thu - August 29, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Published: January 14, 2000
Date Of Death 01/11/2000
Age 92

WISHEK -- Jacob Schlecht, 92, Wishek, died Jan. 11, 2000, in the Wishek hospital. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, Kulm, with burial in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Emilie; three sons, Norbert, Bedford, N.H., Arlie, Hutchinson, Minn., and Larry, Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Marilyn Harbuck, Bullhead City, Ariz., and Dorothy Nelson, Lovell, Wyo.; two stepdaughters, Violet Diede, Gackle, and Lois Schlecht, Gackle; two stepsons, Burnie Geohring, Bismarck, and Larry Geohring, New York City; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Matthias. (Haut Funeral Home, Wishek)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, August 16, 2008

Jean Schlecht, 82, Kulm, N.D., died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at Ashley Medical Center, Ashley, N.D.

Jean Loven was born Jan. 11, 1926, at Jud, N.D., the daughter of Alfred and Henny (Anderson) Loven. She grew up and attended Reiney Township School and graduated from Kulm High School. She attended NCBI College, Minneapolis. After graduating she worked in Minneapolis and Springfield, Mo., before returning to Kulm. She worked at Palmís Department Store, Kulm. She married ElRoy Schlecht on Jan 26, 1962, at Kulm. They lived in Edgeley, N.D., where they farmed. He died in 1990. She moved to Kulm in 1995. She was a member of Kulm Assembly of God Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Carl Birdsong, St. Michael, Minn., and Melody (Todd) Ziegelman, Jamestown; a son, Mark (Madonna), Omaha, Neb.; two brothers, Raymond (Judith), Springfield, and Arne (Muriel), Greenbriar, Ark.; a sister, Marjorie (Ray) Trask, Sun City, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, eight brothers and a sister.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Assembly of God Church, Kulm.
Prayer service: 5 p.m. Sunday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Edgeley.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
October 31, 2001

Julia Schlecht, 83, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Julia Elizabeth Wilen was born June 1, 1918, at the family farm southwest of Gackle, the daughter of Nick and Hilma (Dorvinen) Wilen. She grew up in Gackle, where she attended the local rural school, receiving her elementary education. She married Ernest Schlecht Oct. 5, 1940, in Napoleon, N.D. They lived on a farm 14 miles south of Gackle, where they farmed. In 1970 they retired and moved to Gackle. He died March 1, 1992. In January 1997 she entered Central Dakota Village. She was a member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, Gackle.

She is survived by two sons, Warren (Lana), Ellendale, N.D., and Randall (Becky), Loveland, Colo.; a daughter, Beulah (Arnold) Kruse, Jamestown; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, South of Gackle, with Wilbur Koistinen and Daryl Bellikka officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Homola Cemetery, southwest of Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lorine Schlecht, 83, of Medina, North Dakota, died Monday, June 14, 2010 at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, ND.

Lorine Mayer was born April 8, 1927, to Robert and Lydia (Moser) Mayer on the family farm South of Medina. She attended rural school south of Medina and graduated from the eighth grade. On November 25, 1945, she married Clarence Schlecht. They moved to a farm in Stirton Township where they operated a grain and stock farm. Lorine taught Sunday School for 42 years, was a mission woman and served on the District and Conference Boards for the United Methodist Women. She had also been on the Lehr Camp Board for over 25 years as treasurer and was on the Sunshine Homemaker Club and school PTO Boards. She was a member of Germans from Russia. Lorine enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, gardening and taking pictures of windmills while traveling. She loved to visit and make friends. In 2008, Lorine entered the Wishek Nursing Home.

She is survived by her husband, Clarence, Medina, ND; two daughters, Karen (Jack) Lueck, Spiritwood, ND, Korreen (Randy) Mason, Roseau, MN; one son, Paul (Rhonda) Schlecht, Medina, ND; eight grandchildren, JP (Lexie) Lueck, Nathan (Amber) Lueck, Lenae (Joe) Bear, Steven Mason, Sarah Mason, Cole (Carrie) Schlecht, Caitlin Schlecht and Collin Schlecht; two great-grandchildren, Markell Lueck and Jacie Bear; four sisters, Deloris Obenauer, Mandan, ND, Lillian Schlecht, Medina, ND, Marlina (Richard) Spitzer, Bloomington, MN and Rose Marie (Charles) Simmons, Colorado Springs, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Darlene Moos, three brothers, Clarence and twin brothers, Elroy and Leroy Mayer.

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 17, 2010 at United Methodist Church, Medina, ND with Pastor Darwin Kopfmann, officiating.
Visitation: 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 16 at Eddy Funeral Home.
Prayer Service: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 16 at Eddy Funeral Home.
Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina, North Dakota.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, April 25, 2003

Martha Schlecht, 84, Enderlin, N.D., died Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at Maryhill Manor, Enderlin.

Martha M. Schlecht was born July 8, 1918, in rural Venanda, Mont., the daughter of John and Matilda (Gumke) Schlecht. She attended school in rural Logan County, N.D. She married Matt Schlecht on Nov. 16, 1937, in rural Fredonia, N.D. They farmed near Fredonia. In 1942 they bought a farm in the Enderlin area. She worked at various Enderlin businesses. In 1959 they owned and operated Schlecht Motor and Implement, Enderlin. He died April 30, 1995. In 1998 she entered Maryhill Manor, Enderlin. She attended First United Methodist Church, Enderlin. She enjoyed quilting.

She is survived by a son, Wilbur (Susan), Enderlin; a daughter, Jeanette (Larry), Mesquite, Nev.; three brothers, Bernhard (Shirley) and John (Priscilla), both Centralia, Wash., and Karl (Darlene), Pelican Rapids, Minn.; four sisters, Ella (Lester) Skramstad, Olga (Arne) Skramstad, and Clara (Lorne) Lund, all Enderlin, and Anna (Jerry) Anderson, Britton, S.D.; two sisters-in-law, Dawn Schlecht and Joan Schlecht, both Enderlin; four stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marjorie.

Services: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Enderlin, with the Rev. Duane Ferrie officiating.
Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon.
Burial: Enderlin Cemetery.


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The funeral for Martha Schlecht, 87, Jamestown, N.D., will be at 10:30 Friday in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 today and 9 to 9 Thursday, with a prayer service at 5, in Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before services in the church. She died Sunday, Oct. 29, 1995.

Martha Weixel was born March 10, 1908, in Lehr, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Mike Schlecht July 5, 1928, in Lehr. They farmed near Lehr until moving to a farm near Jud, N.D. In 1958 they moved to Jamestown where they worked for the North Dakota State Hospital until retiring in 1974. She entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center in Jamestown in 1991. He died in 1994. ...

Date: Wed - November 1, 1995
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: b8


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Morris Schlecht, 71, Bismarck, ND died Tuesday July 1, 2008 at the St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, ND.

Morris Schlecht was born January 7, 1937 at Lehr, ND the son of Herbert Schlecht and Esther (Kauk) Schlecht. He was raised on the family farm west of Streeter, ND and attended the local rural school where he received his elementary education and graduated from Streeter High School in 1955. He went to Railroad School in Minneapolis, MN. He enlisted in the United States National Guard at Fort Bliss, TX. Upon his discharge from the service, he lived in California where he did construction and mastered the art of building homes, cement work and woodworking. He later returned to Streeter, ND where he became a cattle rancher, a steward of the land and gentle with his livestock, he took pride in keeping a beautiful farmstead, with many trees and tidy equipment. He retired from ranching in 1998 and built his own beautiful home in Bismarck where he has been with family and his very special companion Evelyn Cowell, who has been there for him, helping him stay positive with his long battle with cancer.

He was a member of the Evangel Assembly of God Church in Bismarck. He enjoyed league bowling, playing pool with his friends, dancing, his car collection, loved to have fun and attending the Norsk Hostfest. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by 1 son, Wade (Jill) Schlecht, Streeter, ND; Tina (Shawn) Smith, Mountain. Top, PA, 5 grandchildren, Corey, Keith, Ashlyn, Alesha, Austin, 2 step grandchildren, Cherie, Trent Gehrig, his mother, Esther Schlecht, Streeter, ND, 3 brothers, Arnold (Annetta) Schlecht, Kermit (Sharon) Schlecht, Streeter, ND, Percy (Suzanne) Schlecht, Gackle, ND, 2 sisters, Florence (Marvin) Grenz, Napoleon, ND, Thelma (Malvin) Wall, Tappen, ND, special friends, Evelyn Cowell, Bismarck, ND, Coy (Mike) McGomez, Mountain Top, PA.

He was preceded in death by his father, and 1 son, David.

The funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday July 7, 2008 at the Evangel Assembly of God Church in Bismarck, ND, with Pastor Roger Will, officiating.
The burial will be at the North Dakota Veteranís Cemetery in Mandan, ND.
Visitation: 3 Ė 8 Sunday July 6 at the Perry Funeral Home in Mandan 
Prayer Service - 7:00 PM Sunday at the Perry Funeral Home in Mandan


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Sunday, December 11, 2005

Oliver Leslie Schlecht, 71, Gackle, N.D., died Saturday Dec. 10, 2005, at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D., after a battle with cancer.

Mr. Schlecht was born Sept. 14, 1934, on the family farm north of Fredonia, N.D., the son of Godhielf and Susan (Burkle) Schlecht. He attended the local school and graduated from Kulm (N.D.) High School in 1952. He attended the Ellendale College, Ellendale, N.D., and taught school in the Fredonia area for five years.

He married June Heupel on Dec. 18, 1953, in Wishek, N.D. They lived on a farm south of Gackle.

He was a member of the Assembly of God Church, Gackle, and taught Sunday school. He was a board member of Gackle Co-op Oil.  He enjoyed farming and fishing.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Carey (Wanda), Wilmar, Minn., Larry (Cheryl), Apple Valley, Minn., Harry (Cathy), Jamestown; two daughters, Kay (Larry) and Sarah (Steve) Oberlander, all Jamestown; three brothers, Chester, Gackle, Wesley G. (Connie), Solomon S. (Judy), all Edgeley; a sister, Murhel (James) Carlson, Ellendale, a brother-in-law, Doug Groth, Selby, S.D.; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Robert; a sister, Selma Groth; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Schlecht.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Grace Baptist church, Gackle, with the Revs. Nick and Joanne Geffre officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial: Congregational Cemetery, Kulm.


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Raymond Robert Schlecht, 73, Wishek, N.D., died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, in Wishek Nursing Home.

Mr. Schlecht was born April 15, 1925, near Fredonia, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He farmed with his family near Fredonia. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946. On Oct. 24, 1948, he married Florence Irion in Fredonia, where they lived with his family. In 1956 they purchased a farm near Fredonia. She died in 1992. In 1993 he moved to Wishek. He entered the nursing home in November 1998.

He is survived by a son, Rev. Randall (Naomi), Fargo; three daughters, Faye (Kenny) Lenard, Tampa, Fla., Isabel (Mike) Weber, Minot, N.D., Naomi Schlecht, ...

Date: Sun - February 28, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Date Of Death - 02/27/1999
Age 73

WISHEK -- Raymond Robert Schlecht, 73, Wishek, died Feb. 27, 1999, in the Wishek nursing home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Fredonia. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery at Fredonia.

He is survived by his children, Rev. Randall Schlecht, Fargo, Fay Lenard, Tampa, Fla., Isabell Weber, Minot, and Naomi Schlecht, Bayside, N.Y.; and two brothers and two sisters, Esther Fiechtner, Wishek, Violet Batsch, Jamestown, Roy, Jamestown, and Elmer, Gackle. (Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Reuben Schlecht, 81, Medina, N.D., died Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Mr. Schlecht was born Sept. 8, 1927, near Fredonia, N.D., the son of Rudolph and Magdalena (Gunsch) Schlecht. The family moved to the Cleveland, N.D., area in 1929 and in 1934 moved five miles southeast of Medina, where he grew up. He married Lillian M. Mayer on Dec. 28, 1950, in Medina. They lived and worked with his parents for a year. He enlisted into the U.S. Army. After six months of training, he spent 16 months in Korea in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery 21st Division. He was discharged as a sergeant first class and returned to the farm. They purchased the farm in 1963. He was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Medina, where he served in menís organization, taught Sunday school and served on various boards. He was also a member of Adam Job Post 245, Medina, Honor Guard, Germans from Russia and Medina Lions Club. He served on the Medina Public School Board for nine years, drove school buses, and served on the election board and Chicago Township board. He enjoyed singing, farming and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Ron (Paulette), West Fargo, N.D., Collette (Nora) and Loren (Karen), both Medina; three brothers, Gideon, Clarence (Lorine) and Alvin (Arlene), all Medina; three sisters, Leona (Marvin) Moser, Medina, Alvina (John) Broste, Bismarck, N.D., and Hilda (Trent) Limbacher, San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Walter; and two sisters-in-law, Darlene Schlecht and Viola Schlecht.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Medina, with the Rev. Darwin Kopfmann officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
May 27, 2002

Ruth Schlecht, 66, Gackle, N.D., died Friday, May 24, 2002, at her home southwest of Gackle.

Ruth Betsch was born May 29, 1935, on the family farm southwest of Gackle, the daughter of Christine Sessler. She was raised by her uncle and aunt, Jacob and Bertha (Speidel) Betsch. She attended the local rural school and graduated from Gackle High School. She taught country school for three years near Gackle. She married Chester Schlecht on June 30, 1957, at Gackle. They lived in the Kulm, N.D., area until 1964 when they moved to a farm 11 miles southwest of Gackle, where they lived and farmed.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Sandra "Sandi" (Steve) Rupp, Edgeley, N.D., and Mary (Don) Cofell, Berlin, N.D.; three sons, Ricky, Minneapolis, Minn., Randy, Macon, Ga., and Gary, Gackle; her mother, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; a brother, Jim, Dearborn Heights; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Jacob and Bertha Betsch and a grandson.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Jack Sharp officiating.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Kulm Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Steve Schlecht, 47, rural Gackle, N.D., died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at his home.

Steven Schlecht was born Dec. 19, 1961, at Jamestown, the son of Arnold and Annetta (Batsch) Schlecht. He grew up and attended Streeter (N.D.) Public School, graduating in 1980. He entered the U.S. Army in September 1980 and served for three years. He married Lolita Buck in May 1981 at Streeter. He was stationed at Ft. Rucker, Ala., and Ft. Riley, Kan. He also served 18 months in Uffenheim, Germany, as a helicopter mechanic. He was discharged in fall 1983 at Ft. Dix, N.J., with a pay grade of E4. In April 1984, he moved to Jessup, Mass., where he worked construction for eight years. He also attended college at College Park, Md. He married Shari Reid on March 17, 1991, at Laplata, Md. In July 1992, they moved back to his parentsí farm in Gackle. He started his own business, Steve Schlecht Construction. In 1996, he took Rick Schulz as a partner and the company became Schlecht and Schulz Construction LLP. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Streeter, American Legion Post #265 and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Carina (Barret) Wittmier, Bismarck, N.D.; a son, Anthony, Gackle; two stepsons, Mark (Tiffany) Heflin, Lincoln, N.D., and Andrew (Lindi) Heflin, Gackle; a stepdaughter, Heather Boor, Chesapeake Beach, Md.; his parents; his paternal grandmother, Esther Schlecht, Streeter; two sisters, Angela (Gary) Ternes, Bismarck, and Jolene (Steve) Ellefson, Bismarck; a brother, Kelly (Trish), Santa Anna, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Streeter Memorial Hall, Streeter, with the Revs. Darwin Kopfmann and James Moos officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church, Streeter.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Streeter City Cemetery, Streeter.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to the Fisher House, VA Medical Center, One Veteranís Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, or CaringBridge.org (click on donations) in memory of Steve Schlecht.


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Susie Schlecht, 81, Jamestown, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 9, 1996, in her home.

Susie Burkle was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Fredonia, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On Feb. 14, 1934, she married Godhielf Schlecht in Fredonia. They farmed near Fredonia, Gackle, Kulm, Jud and Edgeley, all N.D. In 1968 they moved to Jamestown. She worked for Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center from 1969 to 1981. He died in August.

She is survived by four sons, Oliver (June) and Chester (Ruth), both Gackle, Wesley G. (Connie) and Solomon S. (Judy), both Edgeley; two daughters, Murhel (Jim) Carlson, Ellendale, N.D., Selma S. (Doug) Groth, Selby, S.D.; four brothers, Richard, Gackle, Raymond, Jamestown, Roland, Fredonia, Conrad, ...

Date: Wed - December 11, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Sacramento Bee, CA
Sunday, June 21, 2009

Born March 14, 1917, in Goodrich, N.D.; passed away June 10, 2009, in Sacramento, Calif.

Beloved husband of 60 years to Thelma. Greatly loved and missed by children, Jean Schlenker of Rancho Murieta, Calif., and Phillip Schlenker and wife Eva of Novato, Calif. Forever remembered by grandchildren Karl, Stephan and Emily. Also survived by sister Emma Jung of Anaheim, Calif., and many loving nephews and nieces.

Preceded in death by brothers Arthur, Edmund, Ervin and sister Olga McClellan.

He served five years in the Army during World War II as a Sergeant in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He worked over 30 years in the automotive industry retiring from the CHP after 10 years of service. After retiring, he loved visiting with friends, family and traveling. He never met a stranger who did not become a friend and he will be forever missed.

A memorial service will be held at Lutheran Church of the Master, 1900 Potrero Way, Sacramento, Calif., on Friday, June 26, at 11:00 a.m. Arnold requested, in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made in his name to the Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, 10388 Rockingham Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, October 17, 2008

Christina Schlenker, 98, Jamestown, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Christina Schlittenhard was born Nov. 8, 1909, the daughter of Carl and Elizabeth (Stockberger) Schlittenhard. She grew up and attended the local rural school while helping on the family farm. She married John G. Schlenker on May 30, 1931, in Kulm, N.D. They farmed southwest of Jud, N.D., in Raney Township until 1949. They moved to Jamestown where he worked for a grocery company and she was a housewife. They retired in 1971. He died Dec. 31, 1981. She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and reading the Bible.

She is survived by two sons, Norbert (Darlene), Winston, Ore., and Leland (VerDella), Mandan, N.D.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son in infancy; her parents; four sisters, Lydia, Katherine, Rebecca and Bertha; two brothers, Reinhold and Arthur; and a grandson, Timothy.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Elmer Ruben Schlenker, 86, Stanberry, Mo., died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Pineview Nursing Home, Stanberry.

Mr. Schlenker was born Nov. 7, 1920, at Jud, N.D., the son of Christ and Pauline (Gohner) Schlenker. He grew up and attended school in Jud until the eighth grade. He was then needed on the family farm due to his fatherís illness and death. He married Fennie Florence Nienhuis on June 3, 1945, in Alfred, N.D. They lived in North Dakota, Montana, Canada and Missouri. While living in Jamestown, he worked for the North Dakota State Hospital. In 1963, they moved to Stanberry where he worked for the Church of God 7th Day publishing house as a printer. He also worked for Alldredge Feed & Seed and later the Stanberry Public School system. He was a member of the Church of God 7th Day. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, fishing and bird hunting.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Duane (Martha), Colorado Springs, Colo., three daughters, Doris (Harley) Diede, Saginaw, Texas, Donna (Steve) Boone, Stanberry, and Susie (Tim) Randall, Ypsilanti, N.D.; a brother, Enoch (Mary), Alfred; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Stanberry Church of God 7th Day, Stanberry.
Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Church of God 7th Day, Alfred.
Visitation: noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the church in Alfred.
Burial: Church of God Cemetery, Alfred.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to LITES Ministries, Stanberry, Mo.; Spring Vale Academy, Owosso, Mich., or Church of God Alfred Cemetery.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, June 21, 2010

Elsie Schlenker, 92, Gackle, N.D., died Friday morning, June 18, 2010, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D.

Elsie Muller was born June 9, 1918, in Neudorf Township near of Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Ludwig and Elizabeth (Henne, Henke) Muller.

She married Paul Schlenker on Dec. 1, 1938, at her parentsí farm south of Gackle. For several years, Elsie was a waitress at the Gackle Cafť. She was a 50-year member of Progress Homemakers and volunteered at the Gackle Care Center, Gackle. He died in 2000. She entered the Gackle Care Center in 2007 and moved to the Wishek Home in 2009. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, Gackle, where she was a Sunday School teacher, president of the Ladies Aid and a choir member. She enjoyed reading, baking, gardening, needlework, cats, Scrabble and meeting with the Card Ladies.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Bob) Krause, Bismarck, N.D.; a step-granddaughter; and three step-great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, First United Church of Christ, Gackle, with the Revs. Bernie Jaskens and Timothy Blackman officiating.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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Emma L. Schlenker, 88, Jamestown, N.D., died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, in Rock of Ages, Jamestown.

Emma L. Krause was born Aug. 18, 1909, in Russia. She moved with her family in 1911 to Alfred, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Otto Schlenker Sept. 16, 1928, in Alfred. They farmed near Alfred until 1969 when they retired and moved to Jamestown. He died in 1972.

She is survived by two sons, Cliff (Diane), Scandia, Minn., Harold, Vacaville, Calif.; two daughters, Delores (Ray) Mueller, Henderson, Nev., JoAnn (Terry) Froelich, Marietta, Ga.; two brothers, Herbert (Anna), Jamestown, Ervin, Crookston, Minn.; two sisters, Alma (Christ) Wegner, Gackle, N.D., Susie ...

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Funeral postponed, The funeral for Emma Schlenker, Jamestown, N.D., has been postponed until Monday at 11 in Jamestown Evangelical Church. (Eddy, Jamestown) ...

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, September 21, 2006

Erna Schlenker, 92, Gackle, North Dakota, died Tuesday morning, September 18, 2006 at Hi-Acres Manor in Jamestown, ND.

Erna Gienger was born February 16, 1914 on the family farm near Gackle, ND, the daughter of Jacob Gienger and Christina (Lippert) Gienger. She received her Elementary education at the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity, where she helped on the family farm.

She and Alexander (Alex) Schlenker were married March 27, 1941 at her parentís farm home near Gackle. They made their home on a farm 8 miles northwest of Gackle in Germania Township in Stutsman County, where they resided until 1966 they moved into Gackle for their retirement. After the death of her husband in 1975, Erna continued to reside in Gackle.

She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND. She also was a member of the Ruth Circle and Senior Citizens group.

She is survived by her brother Paul (Violet) Gienger, her sister Mrs. Mathilda Miller all of Gackle, ND and many nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 6 sisters

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Russ Pollock officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, April 26, 2008

Esther Schlenker, 91, Dickinson, N.D., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Thursday, April 24, 2008, at St. Benedictís Health Care Center, Dickinson.

Esther Francis Heidinger was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Kulm, N.D., the daughter of Adam and Leah (Ruff) Heidinger. She grew up and attended rural school in the Kulm area, where she received her elementary education. She married Ralph Schlenker on Sept. 12, 1937, in Alfred, N.D. They moved to Jamestown where they worked at the North Dakota State Hospital until 1941. They moved to the Schlenker farm northeast of Alfred and farmed until 1988 when they moved to Gackle. He died Sept. 13, 1995. She moved to St. Benedicts Health Care Center, Dickinson, in March 2008. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, and the Gleaners Women Society.

She is survived by a son, Gordon, Alfred; a daughter, Joyce (Dana) Rivinius, Dickinson; a brother, Maurice, Billings, Mont.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter-in-law, Sharon; her parents; and a brother, Hilbert.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Tim Blackman officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.
Memorials: Crystal Springs (N.D.) Bible Camp



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, September 22, 2007

Fennie Schlenker, 82, Stanberry, Mo., died Sept. 14, 2007, at a Stanberry nursing home.

Fennie F. Nienhuis was born March 3, 1925, on the family farm near Devils Lake, N.D., the daughter of Tjeerd and Aaltje "Alice" (Stuut) Nienhuis. She attended elementary school in a rural school near Lawton, N.D., and graduated from Devils Lake High School, Devils Lake. She married Elmer R. Schlenker on June 3, 1945, in Alfred, N.D. They lived in North Dakota, Montana, Canada and Missouri. He died April 7, 2007. While living in Jamestown, she was employed by Ken Moran, attorney at law, and later by North Central State Engineering. In 1963 they moved to Stanberry. She was employed by Dr. Albert Carlin for 28 years and later by Dr. Carlin and Drs. Jennie and Artiro Tenorio as head bookkeeper and receptionist. She and her sisters, Catherine Carlin and twin sister, Fencine Moldenhauer formed a trio when they were younger, called the "Sacred Melodies". They performed many times on the radio in Devils Lake. In the mid-1960s, they recorded an album of Christian-based songs. She was a member of the Church of God 7th Day, Stanberry.

She is survived by a son, Duane (Martha), Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Doris (Harley) Diede, Saginaw, Texas, Donna (Steve) Boone, Stanberry, and Susie (Tim) Randall, Ypsilanti, N.D.; four sisters, Catherine Carlin, Liberty, Mo., Alice Sheffield, Galt, Calif., Rose Dais, Acampo, Calif., and Fencine Moldenhauer, Albany, Mo.; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Funeral services: held Sept. 20, Church of God 7th Day, Stanberry.
Burial: at a later date, Church of God Alfred Cemetery, Jud, N.D.
Memorials: Fennie Schlenker Memorial Fund, c/o Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 153 Stanberry, MO 64489.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Flora Schlenker, 92, Gackle, ND, died Sunday morning October 19, 2008 at the Merit Care Hospital in Fargo, ND.

Flora Morlock was born June 18, 1916 SW of Gackle, ND, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Moos) Morlock. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education and grew to womanhood in the vicinity.

She and Theodore Schlenker were married January 5, 1939 at Gackle, ND. They made their home on a farm SW of Gackle where they farmed until 1973 when they moved into Gackle for their retirement. Following the death of her husband in 1992, she continued to reside in Gackle until entering the Wishek Nursing in August of 2008. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Gackle, ND. She loved flowers, gardening and playing Bingo, but really enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by 1 son, Calvin (DeAnn) Schlenker, Gackle, ND, 1 daughter, Sherry (Jesse Vargas) Schlenker, Fargo, ND, 2 grandchildren, Sheldon (Tina) Schlenker, Shannon (Jackie) Schlenker, 2 great grandchildren, Tyler and Tracy Schlenker, all of Jamestown, ND, 1 brother, Walter (LaVern) Morlock, Gackle, ND, and 2 sister-in-laws, Joan Morlock, WA, and Elsie Schlenker, Gackle, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

The graveside service will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday October 23, 2008 at the Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, ND, with Rev. Susan Lester, officiating.

Visitation Ė 10:00 A.M. Ė 8:00 P.M. Wednesday @ the funeral home in Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
February 26-March 3, 2001

Freida Schlenker, Bismarck, N.D., died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at Baptist Home, Bismarck.

Freida Miller was born in Logan County, North Dakota, the daughter of Martin H. and Margaretha (Hoff) Miller. After her education she began an elementary teaching career. She married Ben Schlenker on May 15, 1938, in Wishek. They lived in Wishek. She assisted her husband in their businesses, Ben's Auto Shop and Gamble's Store, in Wishek. After his death she moved to Bismarck in 1972. She worked as a telephone operator, taught school, and was employed at Ace Hardware for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wishek.

She is survived by a son, Jerome (Jeannette), Bismarck; a brother, Calvin (Marie) Hoff, Bismarck; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a daughter, Carol Blackwell; and two sisters.

Private family service: held Saturday, Feb. 24, in Bismarck.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Wishek.
Burial: Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek, at a later date.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 26-31, 2001

Hulda Schlenker, 87, Jamestown, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Hulda Muller was born March 28, 1914, in Neudorf Township, near Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Kathrina (Adam) Muller. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew up in the area. She married Edward Schlenker March 19, 1936, at Gackle. They began farming four miles southwest of Gackle, then moved to a farm three miles south of Gackle. In 1947 they moved into Gackle. In 1949 they moved to a farm six miles northwest of Gackle, until they retired in 1971 and moved back into Gackle. He died Oct. 18, 1987. In 1998 she entered Gackle Care Center, Gackle. In June 2000 she entered Central Dakota Village, Jamestown. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Gackle Senior Center, both Gackle. She enjoyed quilting and gardening.

She is survived by two sons, Arlon (Kay), Des Moines, Iowa, and Dallas (Jonelle), Jamestown; a sister, Magdalena Muller, Jamestown; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. David Winterfeldt officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jeff Schlenker, 56, rural Kulm, N.D., died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at rural Kulm.

Mr. Schlenker was born Feb. 6, 1953. at Ellendale, N.D., the son of Art and Burnette (Zachrison) Schlenker. He grew up and attended school in Kulm. After graduating from high school, he attended Hanson Auto Technical College, Fargo, N.D. He returned to Kulm where he and Terry Schlenker owned and operated Kulm Standard for several years. He managed the Kulm Civic Improvement for 28 years. He also farmed and raised cattle with Ryan Heidinger. He was a member of the Kulm Fire Department and a charter member of Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited.

He is survived by his mother, Jamestown; three brothers, Wayne and Ken, both West Fargo, and Todd (Beckie), Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Kulm Assembly of God Church, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, rural Kulm, at a later date

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
May 28-June 2, 2001

Joseph Schlenker, 74, Alfred, N.D., died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at his home near Alfred.

Mr. Schlenker was born Oct. 14, 1926, at the family farm near Jud, N.D., the son of Chris and Pauline (Gohner) Schlenker. At an early age the family moved to a farm near Alfred. He received his elementary education near Alfred, where grew up and helped work the family farm. He married Olassa (Elsie) Welygan July 12, 1950, at Nipawin, SK, Canada. They lived and farmed east of Alfred. He was a member of Alfred Church of God Seventh-day, where he served as a treasurer, Sabbath school teacher and was active in the church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, music and traveling.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Deborah (Mike) Vlad, Denver, Colo., and Betty Jo (Bill) Goldammer, Wing, N.D.; two sons, Timothy, Wichita, Kan., and Kerry, Alfred; two brothers, Elmer, Stanberry, Mo., and Enoch, Alfred; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, a brother and two sisters.

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, Church of God Seventh-day, Alfred, with the Rev. Harris Kinzler officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, September 4, 2008

Kerry Lee Schlenker, 41, Alfred, N.D., died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Mr. Schlenker was born Oct. 13, 1966, at Jamestown, the son of Joseph and Olassa (Elsie) (Welygan) Schlenker. He attended school in Gackle, N.D., and graduated in 1984 from Gackle High School. After school he farmed with his parents east of Alfred. He attended the Church of God Seventh-day, Alfred. He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department, Township Board and North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking photographs of wildlife, cattle and bird watching.

He is survived by his mother, Alfred; two sisters, Debbie (Mike) Vlad, Denver, and Betty Jo (Bill) Goldammer, Wing, N.D.; and a brother, Tim, Wichita, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Church of God Seventh-day, Alfred, with Pastor Stephen J. Kyner officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Church of God Cemetery, Jud, N.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, August 16, 2004

Laura Mina Schlenker, 70, of Adrian, North Dakota died at home August 13, 2004.

Laura was born on June 27, 1934 in Long Pine, Nebraska the oldest daughter of Ivan and Gladys (Harris) Harlan. Laura attended country school in Rock County, Nebraska until her parents became traveling evangelists in Oregon and Idaho. During this time, she was home schooled. In 1943, her parents accepted a pastoral call for the Church of God Seventh Day in Alfred, North Dakota. Laura attended the Alfred and Jud schools for grades three through eight and Gackle High School. In 1950, the family moved to Arkansas to accept a new pastoral call and Laura graduated High School in Delaplaine, Arkansas in 1953.

Laura married Elroy Schlenker of Montpelier, North Dakota on June 7, 1953 in Alfred, ND. They settled on a farm near Montpelier where they farmed for six years. They moved to a farm south of Fredonia where they lived three years. Laura and Elroy purchased a farm two miles west of Adrian, ND in 1965.

Laura was a faithful member of the Church of God Seventh Day in Alfred, North Dakota. She committed her life to the Lord and was baptized in June 1946. She traveled, played piano, and sang with her parents for numerous evangelistic services. She participated in activities of the Church of God Seventh Day in Alfred and served in various committees and capacities. These included pianist, organist, youth director, the womenís ministry, Bible school teacher and director. In 2003, Laura was honored for 50 years of dedicated service to music ministry. She was active in PTA, served as a 4-H leader, and belonged to two ladies clubs in the area. Laura sold Tupperware, bread machines, and shared in the responsibilities of farm life.

Laura enjoyed entertaining guests in her home. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, shopping, reading, ceramics, floral arranging, traveling, and, most importantly, having tea parties with her grandchildren. She enjoyed selecting and giving gifts to others. The grandchildren have fond memories of the many specialized birthday cakes.

She is survived by her husband, Elroy Schlenker; one daughter, Gaye Schlenker, Houston, Texas; and two sons, Gerry (Sandra) Schlenker, Sioux Falls, SD; and Terry (Cathy) Schlenker, Montpelier, ND; a sister Cheryl (Harlan) Guard, Ritzville, Washington; and four brothers, Ivan (Frankie) Harlan, Janesville, California; Keith (Avra) Harlan, Jamestown, California; James (Carolyn), Angels Camp, California; Kenneth Harlan, Stockton, California, and a brother-in-law Ed Kilgore, Pocola, Oklahoma and twelve grandchildren.

Laura is preceded in death by infant son, Kevin; her parents; a sister Bonita Kilgore; and an infant sister and infant grandson.

Prayer Service: 7:00 PM Monday, August 16, 2004 Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, ND.

Funeral: 10:30 AM Tuesday, August 17, 2004 Church of God Seventh Day, Alfred, ND. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, North Dakota.

The family requests that memorial gifts be directed to LITES Ministries (Leadership In Training for Evangelism and Service), P.O Box 172, Stanberry, Missouri 64489 or Spring Vale Academy (a Christian High School) 4150 South M-52, Owosso, Michigan 48867.


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The Jamestown Sun (online), ND
Week of May 31, 2000

Paul Schlenker, 88, Gackle, N.D., died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Wishek (N.D.) Hospital.

Mr. Schlenker was born March 19, 1912, at Gackle, N.D., the son of John and Christina (Schlaht) Schlenker. He grew up in the Gackle area, where attended the local rural school and received his elementary education. He married Elsie Muller Dec. 1, 1938, at her parents' farm south of Gackle. They lived on a farm four miles south of Gackle until 1948, when they moved into Gackle. In 1950 they moved to a farm southeast of Gackle, where they farmed until retiring in 1972. They returned to Gackle, where he was a farm laborer. In 1982 he retired. He was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Karen (Robert) Krause, Havre, Mont.; a sister, Mathilda Dockter, Streeter, N.D.; a step-grandchild and a step-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and two sisters.

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Gackle, with Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The funeral for Ralph Schlenker, 83, Gackle, N.D., will be at 2:30 Saturday in Grace Baptist Church, Gackle.

Visitation will be from 9 to 5 today in the Haut Chapel, Gackle, and in the church from 6 to 9 tonight, with a prayer service at 7:30, and before services Saturday. He died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1995.

Mr. Schlenker was born Nov. 27, 1911, near Alfred, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He later worked with the North Dakota Highway Department. On Sept. 12, 1937, he married Esther Heidinger in Alfred. They lived in Jamestown where he worked at the North Dakota State Hospital. In 1941 they moved to a farm near Alfred. After retiring from farming in 1988 they moved to Gackle.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Gordon (Sharon), Alfred; a daughter, Joyce (Dana) Rivinius, Dickinson, N.D.; a brother, Adolph, Fort Benton, Mont.; three sisters, Elsie Tennent and Clara (Richard) McMillian, both Tacoma, Wash., Ann ...

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
April 23-28, 2001

Raymond Schlenker, 74, Jamestown, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Schlenker was born Aug. 3, 1926, near Gackle, N.D., the son of Gottfried and Olga (Gomke) Schlenker. He grew up and attended school in the Gackle area. He entered the U.S. Army in 1951. After his return from the U.S. Army, he farmed southwest of Gackle with his parents. He also worked for the North Dakota State Highway Department until 1991. In 1995 he moved into Gackle. In 1996 he entered the Gackle Care Center, Gackle. In 1997 he entered the Central Dakota Village, Jamestown. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Gackle American Legion and Amvets, Jamestown.

He is survived by two sisters, Irene (Stanley) Wanzek, and Marvel (Paul) Haag, both Fargo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, First United Church of Christ, Gackle, with the Rev. Gordon Moen officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ruby Schlenker, 85, Jamestown, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Ruby Pfeifle was born July 27, 1923, on the family farm near Alfred, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Carolina (Leno) Pfeifle. She attended the local rural country school and graduated from the Sheyenne River Academy, Harvey, N.D., in 1943. She attended Union College, Lincoln, Neb., from 1943 to 1944, and then attended Valley City Teachersí College, Valley City, N.D. She taught at schools in Ketterling District, Streeter, N.D.; Ray Township, Jud, N.D.; and Alexander Township, Alfred. She married Reuben Schlenker on April 27, 1947, at Gackle, N.D. They lived on a farm in Ray Township. In 1948 they moved to a farm in Bluebird Township where they farmed. He died May 12, 1998. She lived on the farm until she entered Ave Maria Village, Jamestown, in July 2007. She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, and of Dorcas Society.

She is survived by two sons, Calvin (Cheryle), Jud, and Wayne, Edgeley, N.D.; two grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

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

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with Pastor Darren Purdy officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.



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Rueben Schlenker, 70, Edgeley, N.D., died Tuesday, May 12, 1998, in Bismarck, N.D.

Mr. Schlenker was born Oct. 10, 1927, near Jud, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He married Ruby Pfeifle April 27, 1947, in Gackle, N.D. They farmed near Jud.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Calvin (Cheryle), Jud, Wayne, Loma Linda, Calif.; a brother, Harry (Burnette), Jud; three sisters, Lucille (Hugh) Butrick, Oklahoma City, Marian (Kenneth) Nitschke, Jamestown, N.D., Norma (Jimmy) Pruitt, Wichita, Kan.; and two grandchildren. ...

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sharon Kay Schlenker, 62, Alfred, N.D., died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, N.D.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Church of God Seventh Day, Alfred.
Visitation: none planned.
Private family prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Church of God Cemetery, south of Alfred.

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Sharon Kay Schlenker

(January 11, 1945 - October 14, 2007)

Sharon Kay Schlenker, 62, Alfred, North Dakota went home to the Lord on Sunday, October 14, 2007 at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City, North Dakota.

Sharon Kay Gohner was born January 11, 1945 to John and Amelia (Suko) Gohner at Edgeley, North Dakota. The family lived north of Jud on the family farm where Sharon grew up until she was 15. She attended rural school and also Jud Public School. The family moved to Jamestown in 1960, where Sharon attended and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1963. Sharon married the love of her life, Gordon, on June 16, 1963. They made their home and farmed on the Schlenker family farm until her illness in September, when she became a resident of the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City where she passed away.

Through the years, Sharon gave a lending hand on the family farm and at various times worked part-time in Jamestown. She had also been consultants for Stanley and Princess House home parties. The last two years, Sharon made and sold elegant jewelry sets which she designed with a special loving touch. Sharon was an amazing cook and loved to entertain in her home. Her faith and family were important aspects of her life, as well as her love to travel and spend time in Hawaii. Sharon especially loved and enjoyed spending time with her one and only grandchild, Alecia. She was a member of the Church of God 7th Day in Alfred and used her gifts and talent of music by playing the organ for many years. Sharon blessed our lives in so many ways, as a wife, she gave true meaning to the words love and commitment. As a mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, her guiding force helped mold us and shape us to who we are today. May her spirit continue to live within us so that we can continue to be the Christian role model that she was to us. Her friendship and all of the lives that she touched in her 62 years on this earth will be a living memorial to her generous spirit. We cherish our memories with her; and we will carry her spirit with us, until we meet again.

Grateful for having shared in Sharon's life are her loving husband of 44 years, Gordon; one daughter, Julie (Rob) Hess; one granddaughter, Alecia Hess, all of Alfred; three sisters, Laverne Yetterboe, Gackle, ND, Delores (Dayton) Schroeder, Alfred, Judy (Dave) Mickelson, Jamestown; two brothers, Jim (Mavis) Gohner, Jud and Paul (Audrey) Gohner, Montpelier, ND and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. There is also a special furry friend, Abigail, who will also miss her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and two brothers. Her presence will be greatly missed.

Funeral Service: 1:30 PM, Friday, October 19, 2007 at the Church of God Seventh Day, Alfred ND, with Pastor Stephen Kyner officiating. No public visitation is scheduled. Private family prayer service: 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown, ND. Burial: Church of God Cemetery, south of Alfred, North Dakota. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
March 11, 2001
Rigby, Idaho

Tony Schlenker, 40, Rigby, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in an Idaho hospital.

Mr. Schlenker was born March 11, 1960, in Jamestown, N.D. He moved with his family to Washington and later returned to North Dakota, attending school in Gackle, N.D. He married Robin Hauck Nov. 8, 1981, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He worked for Teton Log Homes and later for Busch Agricultural Seed Plant.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Justene Schlenker, Kelsey Schlenker, both Rigby; two brothers, Marlin, Rigby, Greg, Morecroft, Wyo.; six sisters, Rita Butler, Kalona, Iowa, Bonnie Specht, Deadwood, S.D., Mary Kalmbach, Nancy Jangula, both Edgeley, N.D., Paula Nitschke, Jud, N.D., Jenie Swaitz, Seward, Ark.

Visitation: Monday from 3-9 and before the funeral in Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown, N.D.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in the funeral home.
Burial: Church of God Seventh Day Cemetery near Jud.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, May 21, 2010

Viola Marie Schlenker, 92, Olympia, Wash., formerly of Kulm, N.D., died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Mother Joseph Care Center, Olympia.

Viola Haag was born Jan. 9, 1918, at Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of David and Lena Haag. They moved to Kulm, where she grew up. She played piano and organ for the Fredonia Lutheran Church beginning at age 10. She graduated from Kulm High School, Kulm, in 1937 and then attended nurses training at Trinity Hospital, Jamestown. While a student she was an assisting nurse in the emergency operating room. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1941 and worked for the Army Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. She returned to North Dakota to work as a registered nurse at the hospital in Eureka, N.D. She married Arthur Schlenker on May 2, 1943, in Jamestown. They moved to Lacey, Wash., in 1952. She lived there until 2008. She enjoyed cooking, camping, fishing and boating.

She is survived by three sons, Gary (Chong), Oak Harbor, Wash., Michael, Olympia, and Dennis (Cheryl), Mossyrock, Wash.; two brothers, Bert and Roger; a sister, Lynn Reese, Olympia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. June 5, Mills & Mills Memorial Park, Tumwater, Wash.

Memorials: to Make A Wish Foundation.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, December 31, 2009

Walter Schlenker, 85, Wishek, N.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek.

Mr. Schlenker was born Feb. 8, 1924, at Wishek, the son of Dan and Ella (Kusler) Schlenker. He grew up and attended Wishek Public Schools. He started working for Schlenker Garage at age 13. He married Bernice Kopplin on June 23, 1946, at Lehr Baptist Church, Lehr, N.D. He became a master mechanic and was a shop foreman for 25 years. He joined the Wishek Volunteer Fire Department in 1942 and served 21 years. In 1963, he became the plant engineer at Wishek Community Hospital. He was on the Wishek City Council for eight years, was director of the Association of Commerce for five years, charter EMT member of Wishek Ambulance Service, where he served on the ambulance squad, and was a long-time member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek. He enjoyed organizing the annual Sauerkraut Day celebration.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Vernell (Jerry) Lehr, Fargo, N.D.; two sons, Steve (Beth), Sheridan, Wyo., and Robert (Kimberly), Bozeman, Mont.; two brothers, Milbert, Lake Wood, Wash., and Daniel (Dorothy), St. Peter, Minn.; two sisters, Meta (Shorty) Heiser, Mesa, Ariz., and Donna (Paul) Gall, Ashley, N.D.; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Burial: St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Wishek.


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The funeral for Arthur Schlittenhard, 79, Jamestown, N.D., will be at 10:30 Wednesday, in Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 today, with a prayer service at 7, and from 9 to 10:30 Wednesday in the funeral chapel. He died Sunday, June 2, 1996.

Mr. Schlittenhard was born July 4, 1916, near Streeter, N.D. He grew up and attended school in the Gackle, N.D., area. He farmed near Montpelier, N.D. In 1950, he married Nina Baker in Bremerton, Wash. They lived in Jamestown, where he worked for AAA North Dakota. He also owned the Log Cabin Motel, Jamestown. After his retirement, he started Art's Antique Furniture. He is survived by his wife; and two sisters, Christine Schlenker, Jamestown, ...

Date: Tue - June 4, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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Edward Schlittenhard, 86, Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo, N.D., died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, in the nursing home.

Mr. Schlittenhard was born Nov. 24, 1911, in Gackle, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. On Sept. 5, 1948, he married Martha Roemmich in Jamestown, N.D. They lived in Gackle, where he worked at Farmers Co-op Elevator and at Peavey Co.

He is survived by his wife; a son, DuWayne (Jeanne), Fargo; a brother, Robert, Cavalier, N.D.; three sisters, Katherine Weikom, Almalia Reiger, Emelia Schlittenhard, all Fargo; and one grandchild. ...

Date: Sun - December 14, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Bismarck Tribune, (ND)
December 14, 1997

FARGO -- Edward Schlittenhard, 86, Fargo, formerly of Gackle, died Dec. 12, 1997, in a Fargo nursing home. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church , Gackle. Burial will be in Gackle City Cemetery .

He is survived by his wife, Martha; one son, DuWayne of Fargo; one brother, Robert of Cavalier; and three sisters, Katherine Weikom, Almalia Reiger and Emelia Schlittenhard, all of Fargo. (Haut Funeral Home, Gackle)


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Helen Schlittenhard, 78, Walhalla, N.D., died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, in a Walhalla nursing home.

Helen Speidel was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Fredonia, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On Feb. 14, 1941, she married Robert Schlittenhard in Gackle, N.D. They lived in Gackle until 1953 when they moved to Grand Forks, N.D. In 1964, she began working as a cook at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. She retired in 1980. She entered the nursing home in Walhalla in 1997.

She is survived by her husband, of Cavalier, N.D.; two sons, Robert L. (Linda), Cavalier, Clayton (Maureen), Langdon, N.D.; two daughters, Jerane Johnson, Jolene (David) Gosselin, both Grand Forks; two foster children, ...

Date: Wed - November 25, 1998
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, August 4, 2006

Martha Schlittenhard, 95, Gackle, N.D., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Martha Roemmich was born Feb. 25, 1911, on the family farm near Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Henry and Sophia (Metzger) Roemmich. She grew up and attended local rural school, earning her elementary education. She married Edward Schlittenhard on Sept. 5, 1948, at Jamestown. They lived in Gackle where she was a housewife. After retiring they entered Rosewood Nursing Home, Fargo, N.D. He died Dec. 12, 1997. She moved to Gackle in the spring of 1998. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, and was active in church and community affairs.

She is survived by a son, Duwayne "Dewey" (Jeanne), Bismarck, N.D.; two brothers, Albert, McMinnville, Ore., and Henry, Cody, Wyo.; two sisters, Edna Sheetz, Jamestown, and Erna Martin, Tappen, N.D.; and a granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; four brothers, Ervin, Walter, Gideon and William; and a sister, Amelia.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Timothy Blackman officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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Mary Schlittenhard, 100, Beaverton, Ore., died Saturday, April 1, 2000, in Hyland Hills Rehabilitation Center, Beaverton.

Mary Eslinger was born March 10, 1900, near Fredonia, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Jacob Haag in 1921 in Fredonia. They lived in various communities in North Dakota. She married David F. Schlittenhard Dec. 6, 1940, in Merricourt, N.D. They made their home in Gackle, N.D. In 1950, they started a turkey farm near Gackle, which they operated until they retired in 1970. He died in 1986. She moved in 1987 to Beaverton, and in 1995 she entered Hyland Hills Rehabilitation Center. She is survived by a son, Paul Haag, Fargo; a daughter, Lillian Schmidt, ...

Date: Sat - April 8, 2000
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
September 19, 2000

Robert Schlittenhard Sr., 83, Grand Forks, N.D., died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2000, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.

Mr. Schlittenhard was born Dec. 30, 1916, at the family farm home northeast of Gackle, N.D., the son of David and Rosina (Rechdoldt) Schlittenhard. He attended the local rural school where he received his elementary education and grew up in the vicinity. He married Helen Speidel Dec. 14, 1941, at Gackle. On May 21, 1942, he entered the U.S. Army at Fort Snelling, Minn. He served until his discharge April 16, 1943, at Fort Russell, Texas, with the rank of Private. He returned home to Gackle, where he began farming in the area. In 1945 he began working at the lumber yard. In 1948 he began working at Gackle Locker and Meat Cutting Plant until moving to Jamestown, where he worked at the Queen City Locker Plant. In 1959 they moved to Langdon, N.D., where he worked for the National Key Foods and Piggley Wiggley until 1964. They moved to Grand Forks, where he worked for Miller Foods until he retired. He worked for Sears until 1978 and also was a part-time companion for Senior Citizens. In 1997 they moved to Cavalier, N.D. She died Nov. 22, 1998. In 1999 he moved to Grand Forks.

He is survived by two sons, Robert L. Jr. (Linda), Cavalier, and Clayton (Maureen), Langdon; two daughters, Jerane Johnson and Jolene (David) Gosselin, both Grand Forks; two foster children, Walter Kram, Moorhead, Minn., and Harry Kram, Manchester, N.H.; two sisters, Molly Rieger and Emilia Schlittenhard, both Fargo; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle, N.D., with the Rev. David Winterfeldt officiating.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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Grand Forks Herald (ND)
October 4, 1987

Ruth Schlittenhard, 72, Fargo, formerly of the Gackle, N.D., area, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1987, in her home after a lengthy illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Baptist Church, Gackle. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.

Ruth Schlittenhard was born May 17, 1915, near Gackle, the daughter of Rosanna and David Schlittenhard Sr. She attended rural school there and worked on the family farm in Stutsman County, N.D. In 1949, she and Pauline Remboldt opened the P& R Cafe in Gackle. They operated the cafe until 1952. She then moved to Fargo, where she worked for Red Owl Stores for 25 years and later for Cass Clay Creameries Inc. until 1987.

Survivors are her brothers, Edward, Gackle, Robert, Thompson, N.D.; and sisters, Katherine (Mrs. J.J.) Weikum, Amalie (Mrs. H.W.) Reiger and Emelia Schlittenhard, all of Fargo.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, July 27, 2009

Alice Schmidt Alice Schmidt, 89, Jamestown, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Alice Rivinius was born May 3, 1920, at the family farm southeast of Streeter, N.D., the daughter of William and Katherina (Wolff) Rivinius. She attended the local rural school while helping on the family farm. She married David Schmidt on April 5, 1941, at Jamestown. They farmed southeast of Tappen, N.D., and later south of Streeter. They moved to a farm south of Medina in 1944 and stayed there until 1953 when they moved into Steele, N.D. In 1955, they returned to the farm where they lived until 1977 when they moved to Jamestown. She worked at Jamestown College as a food server in 1971 and retired in 1989. He died in July 2005. She entered Ave Maria Village in May 2009. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Medina, and later joined the Evangelical Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and baking.

She is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Mark) Christopher, Medina, Minn.; a son, Durwin (Gayle), Medina, N.D.; a brother, Melvin (Joyce), Fargo, N.D.; three sisters, Pauline Frey, Hastings, Minn., Olga Buck, Fargo, and Irene Opp, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, United Methodist Church, Medina, N.D., with the Rev. Darwin Kopfmann officiating and Chaplain Tom Geffre assisting.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina, N.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, July 5, 2005

David Schmidt, 88, Jamestown, died Saturday evening, July 2, 2005, at his home in Jamestown.

David was born January 28, 1917, at the family farm home NW of Streeter, ND, the son of Ludwig (Louie) Schmidt and Katherina (Graf) Schmidt. He received his elementary education in the local rural school in Graf Township. He graduated from the Steele High School in 1938.  He then attended Capitol Commercial College in 1939.

He and Alice Rivinius were married April 5, 1941 at Jamestown, ND. They made their home on a farm SE of Tappen and later South of Streeter, ND. In 1944, they moved to a farm South of Medina until 1953, when they moved into Steele where he worked at the Bank of Steele. In 1955, they returned to the farm where they resided until 1977, when they moved into Jamestown, ND. He worked for Easy Sales, Inc., Haybusters Mfg. and Thompson Motor Home Sales until 1981. They have continued to reside in Jamestown.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Medina and later joined the Evangelical Church in Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife Alice, Jamestown, ND; 1 daughter, Sharon (Mark) Christopher, Medina, MN; 1 son, Durwin (Gayle) Schmidt, Medina, ND; 5 grandchildren, Karna Chistopher, Eric Christopher, Stephanie Hanson, Jeremy Schmidt and Jason Schmidt; 4 great grandchildren, Ellie and Taylor Crosby, and Calvin and Ethan Hanson; and 1 sister, Cecelia Rivinius, Streeter, ND.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday July 6, 2005, in the United Methodist Church in Medina, ND, with Rev. Clayton Scheaffer, officiating and Rev. Darwin Kopfmann, assisting.
The interment will be made in the Medina Cemetery, Medina, ND.
Arrangements are with the Haut Funeral Homes in Jamestown, ND.
Visitation Ė 9:00 A.M. Ė 9:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Funeral Home.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, October 24, 2003

Edwin Schmidt, 85, Streeter, N.D., died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Schmidt was born Feb. 23, 1917, at the family farm northwest of Streeter, the son of Jacob W. and Anna Marie (Graf) Schmidt. He attended the local rural school and graduated from Steele (N.D.) High School. He married Hildegard Betsch on Dec. 16, 1943, in Streeter. They lived and farmed on the family farm. After retiring he continued to help his son. He was a member of Streeter United Methodist Church, where he held several offices, and Faith Evangelical Church, Crystal Springs, N.D.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Rodney (Karen), Streeter; a son-in-law, Bryan Reimnitz, Bismarck, N.D.; a sister, Emelia Friebel, Bradenton, Fla., and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sharilyn; four sisters; and a brother.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Streeter, with the Revs. Clayton Scheaffer and David Harriman officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Friedens Cemetery, northwest of Streeter.


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Eldo E. Schmidt, 78, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, May 10, 1999, in Jamestown (N.D.) Hospital.

Mr. Schmidt was born July 1, 1920, in Gackle, where he grew up, attended school and farmed with his family. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. On Nov. 10, 1946, he married Frieda Gienger near Gackle. They farmed near Gackle until 1991, when they moved into Gackle.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Gordon (Colleen), Hialeah, Fla., Dwight, Gackle; three daughters, Diana Schmidt, Austin, Texas, Connie (Curtis) Fischer, Gackle, Janell Schmidt, Fargo; two brothers, Arthur, Gackle, Edwin, Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Flora Schweitzer, Boise, Idaho; and five ...

Date: Wed - May 12, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Jamestown Sun, ND 
Friday, March 4, 2005

Frieda Schmidt, 84, Jamestown, formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Frieda Gienger was born Sept. 10, 1920, on the family farm southwest of Gackle, the daughter of Jacob and Christina (Lippert) Gienger. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew up in the Gackle area, where she helped on the family farm. She married Eldo Schmidt on Nov. 10, 1946, at the Neudorf Lutheran Church southwest of Gackle. They lived on a farm southwest of Gackle until 1991 when they moved into Gackle. He died May 10, 1999. In 2003, she entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, the Ladies Circle and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, Gordon (Colleen), Lauderhill, Fla., and Dwight, Gackle; three daughters, Diana Schmidt, Austin, Texas, Connie Fischer, Gackle, and Janell Schmidt, Fargo, N.D.; two sisters, Erna Schlenker, Jamestown, and Mathilda Miller, Gackle; a brother, Paul, Gackle; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three sisters, Mary, Eva and Bertha.

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



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Helen Schmidt, 65, Jamestown, N.D., died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1997, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. 

Helen Lachenmeier was born Nov. 5, 1931, in Napoleon, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Roy Schmidt in Jamestown. They farmed near Streeter, N.D., for 25 years. In 1975 they moved to Jamestown. She operated a daycare in Jamestown.

She is survived by her husband; five sons, Ronald (Diane), Edgeley, N.D., Terry (Veronica), Colorado Springs, Colo., Steve (Rachel), Bismarck, N.D.; Rick (Kathy), Paul (Roberta), both Jamestown; a daughter, Paulette (Pat) Metz, Gackle, N.D.; four brothers, Willie (Helen), Napoleon, Art (DeNelda), Tappen, ...

Date: Mon - August 18, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a6


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, October 14, 2005

Hildegard Schmidt, 88, Streeter, N.D., died Wednesday, Oct, 12, 2005, at her home.

Hildegard Clara Betsch was born Feb. 11, 1917, at Streeter, the daughter of Edward and Johanna (Kraft) Betsch. She received her elementary education in the local school and graduated from Streeter High School in 1934. She married Edwin Schmidt on Dec. 16, 1943, at Streeter. They lived on the family farm northwest of Streeter where they farmed until they retired. He died on Oct. 21, 2003. She was a member of Streeter United Methodist Church, United Methodist Womenís Club, Streeter Homemakers and  Faith Evangelical Church, Crystal Springs, N.D.

She is survived by a son, Rodney (Karen), Streeter; a son-in-law, Bryan Reimnitz, Bismarck, N.D.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Sharilyn; and a sister, Viola.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, United Methodist Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Jeff Smith officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle, N.D.
Burial: Friedens Cemetery, rural Streeter.



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Lea Schmidt, 91, Villa Maria Healthcare Center, Fargo, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, in the health care center.

Lea Schmidt was born Oct. 30, 1908, near Streeter, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. During World War II she worked for Consolidated Aircraft Factory and later Aurora Aircraft, both San Diego. She moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where she worked for St. Vincent Hospital. She later moved to Fargo and worked for St. Luke's Hospital until she retired in 1971.

She is survived by five brothers, Richard (Ella), Paynesville, Minn., Art (Marvel), Aurora, Colo., David (Alice), Jamestown, N.D., Otto (Esther), Medina, N.D., Edmund (Reba), Sioux City; and a sister, Cecelia Rivinius, ...

Date: Thu - February 3, 2000
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: B-2

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, May 29, 2006

Lydia Schmidt, 90, Jamestown, died Thursday, May 25, 2006, in the Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D.

Lydia Oster was born April 8, 1916, at Tappen, N.D., the daughter of Christian and Katherine (Wanner) Oster. She received her elementary education in Martin School at Tappen and grew up in the area, where she helped on the family farm. She married Ephraim Schmidt on Sept. 19, 1940, at Steele, N.D. They lived on a farm near Streeter, N.D., until 1943 when they moved to a farm 13 miles north of Medina, N.D. In 1944 they moved to Robinson, N.D., where they farmed until 1949 when they move to Tappen, where she worked for the Hoffer Cafe. In 1959 they moved to Jamestown, where she was employed at the Chinese Restaurant and Lilís Pizza Place. She later retired. He died Dec. 5, 1990. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Tappen.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy Koob, Hampton, Va.; a brother, John (Irene), Salem, Ore.; and a sister, Emma (Karl) Berg, Bismarck, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant, her parents, three brothers and a sister.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Raymond Rueb officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Zion Reformed Cemetery, west of Streeter.


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Rachel Schmidt, 72, Gackle, N.D., died April 29, 1999, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.

Rachel Janke was born May 8, 1926, in Gackle, where she grew up and graduated high school in 1943. She taught school in the Gackle area. On June 30, 1946, she married Arthur Schmidt in Gackle. They farmed near Gackle.

She is survived by her husband; four sons, Rodney (Clareen), Chandler, Ariz., Ardell (Barb), Gackle, Donavan (Roxanne), Williston, N.D., Emery, Newport, Ky.; a daughter, Maryann (Wayne) Widmer, Jud, N.D.; two brothers, Edmund (Ida), Wilbert (Joanne), both Gackle; a sister, Alma Schott, Gackle; and six grandchildren. ...

Date: Sat - May 1, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a10


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
June 18-23, 2001 (online)

Raymond Schmidt, 88, Grafton, N.D., died of cancer Feb. 28, 2001, at the home of his son, Philip, in San Diego, Calif.

Mr. Schmidt was born Dec. 24, 1912, at Gackle, N.D., the son of Philipp and Elizabeth Schmidt. After growing up in Gackle, graduating from high school and working on the family farm for many years, he worked at a chicken hatchery in Valley City. He married Annette and they later moved to Grafton, where they lived from 1944-68 and established Grafton Hatchery and Produce. He also had a contract with the U.S. Postal Service for "Star Route" delivery of mail to towns throughout northeastern North Dakota during the 1950s and '60s. He was a member of the Federated Church, Grafton. In 1947 he became a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 2803 and served as the chapter's first president from 1948-49. He was an active fund raiser for the Boy Scouts of America, a supporter of the Grafton Marching Band and a booster of high school athletics. He enjoyed fishing and camping at various Minnesota and Manitoba lakes and traveling across the northwestern United States.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Philip, San Diego, and Kenneth, Wise River, Mont.; a sister, Bertha, Wishek; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services: 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle, with the Rev. Harvey Motis officiating.   
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.
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Napoleon Homestead, ND
June 20, 2001

Raymond Schmidt, 88, former Gackle resident, died Feb. 28, 2001 at the home of his son Philip in San Diego, CA.

Raymond was born Dec. 24, 1912 at Gackle, to Philip and Elizabeth Schmidt. He graduated from Gackle High School and worked on the family farm before moving to Valley City, where he met his wife, Annette. They later moved to Grafton where they established Grafton Hatchery and Produce.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
February 17, 2000

JAMESTOWN -- Roy E. Schmidt, 82, Jamestown, died Feb. 16, 2000 at his home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown, with burial in Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

He is survived by six children, Ronald, Edgeley; Steve, Bismarck; Terry Schmidt, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Rick, Jamestown; Paul, Jamestown; Paulette Metz, Gackle; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sallie Hoffer, Napoleon and Alice Martin, Portland, Ore. (Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Carol Schmierer, 67, Jamestown, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown, after a long battle with breast cancer.

Carol Louise Lauper was born Dec. 15, 1940, in Madison, Wis., the daughter of John and Louise (Tenjum) Lauper. She grew up there and attended area schools. She married Dennis Schmierer on July 17, 1960, in Madison. They lived in Madison. In 1961 they moved to a farm northeast of Gackle, N.D. They later moved to Jamestown. She was a seamstress and provided professional alterations for many years in the local area. She entered Ave Maria Village on Sept. 1, 2008. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Shauna Schmierer, Jamestown; a son, John (Thelma), Jud, N.D.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda, and her parents.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with Pastor Darren Purdy officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial: Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, northeast of Gackle.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
May 7-12, 2001 (online)

Carolina Schmierer, 91, Gackle, N.D., died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Carolina Schroeder was born Aug. 4, 1909, near Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Jacob Schroeder and Fredricka (Spitzer) Schroeder. She grew up and received her elementary education at the rural school in Sinclair Township, North Dakota. On Nov. 19, 1928, she received a Diploma of Honor at the Madame Blanche Molleur Sewing School, Bismarck. She returned to Gackle, where she did sewing and domestic housework. She married Jacob Schmierer March 8, 1934, in Jamestown. They lived in Alexandria Township nine miles northeast of Gackle until 1944, when they bought a farm seven miles north of Gackle in the Sinclair Township. In 1951 they bought a house in Gackle. On Nov. 15, 1951 they moved into Gackle, where she worked in the creamer for a short time. She also worked at the cafe and did seamstress work. Following their retirement in 1965, they continued to live in Gackle. In 1984 they moved to Jamestown. In June 1986 they moved into Gackle Care Center. In January 1990, he entered Central Dakota Nursing Home. He died June 1, 1990. She continued to live in the care center until 1995, when she entered Hi-Acres Manor and resided there for a short time. She returned to Gackle in 1996, before returning to Hi-Acres Manor. In July 1997 she entered the Central Dakota Village, Jamestown. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She was active in church work, serving on the church board, clerk, teacher, Sabbath School superintendent, Sabbath School secretary, Dorcas Leader and Missionary Volunteer leader.

She is survived by two brothers, Jacob G. (Mary), Fort Collins, Colo., and Ben Schroeder, Aberdeen S.D.; and a sister, Ruth (Bill) Diede, Jamestown.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a daughter, Adelia, May 3, 1940; four brothers, Lorenz, William, Gideon and Rueben; four sisters, Rose, Rachel, Naomi and Mariam; and four sisters in infancy.

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, First United Church of Christ, Gackle, with the Rev. Dave Stuart officiating. 
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, November 11, 2006

Fred Schmierer, 100, Jamestown, died Nov. 9, 2006, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Mr. Schmierer was born Oct. 31, 1906, on the family farm northeast of Gackle, N.D., the son of John and Elizabeth (Eberharth) Schmierer. He grew up and received his education in a rural school in Alexander Township North Dakota. He helped on the family farm. He married Hulda Sommerfeld on Feb. 28, 1935. They lived on a farm north of Gackle. In the fall of 1944, they moved to a farm four miles north of Gackle. They retired from farming in 1971. They moved to Gackle. In 1985, they moved to Jamestown. In January 2004, he moved to Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center. She died Sept. 11, 2006. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

He is survived by a daughter, Janice (Clyde) Landry, Alta Loma, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Frieda Schmierer, Gackle; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Pastor David Stuart officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.
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(October 31, 1906 - November 9, 2006)

Fred Schmierer, 100, Jamestown, ND died November 9, 2006 at Hi-Acres Manor in Jamestown, ND.

Fred Schmierer was born October 31, 1906, on the family farm NE of Gackle, ND, the son of John Schmierer and Elizabeth (Eberharth) Schmierer. He received his education in a rural school in Alexander Township and grew into manhood and helped on the family farm.

On February 28, 1935, he married Hulda Sommerfeld. They moved to a farm North of Gackle. In the fall of 1944 they moved to a farm four miles north of Gackle. They retired from farming in 1971 and moved to Gackle, ND, and in 1985 they moved to Jamestown, ND. In January of 2004 he became a resident of Hi-Acres Manor in Jamestown, ND. Hulda passed away September 11, 2006.

He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is survived by his daughter Janice (Clyde) Landry of Alta Loma, CA; Three grandchildren, Jody Landry McAtee, John Landry, and Joanna Landry, two great grandsons all living in CA, and a special nephew, Dale Harr and his wife Cora, Jamestown, ND, one sister-in-law, Frieda Schmierer, Gackle, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Hulda, 3 brothers and 2 sisters

The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM in the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND with Rev. David Stuart, officiating.
The interment will be at Gackle Cemetery in Gackle, ND
Funeral Arrangements are with the Haut Funeral Homes in Jamestown, ND
Visitation: 9-9 Tuesday at the Funeral Home


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, September 14, 2006

Hulda Schmierer, 94, Jamestown, ND died September 11, 2006 at Hi-Acres Manor in Jamestown, ND.

Hulda Sommerfeld was born May 13, 1912, on the family farm four miles north of Gackle, the daughter of Gottfried and Kathrine (Rath) Sommerfeld. She received her education in a rural school in Stutsman County and grew into womanhood and helped on the family farm.

On February 28, 1935, she married Fred Schmierer. They moved to a farm North East of Gackle. In the fall of 1944 they moved to a farm four miles north of Gackle. They retired from farming in 1971 and moved to Gackle, ND, and in 1985 they moved to Jamestown, ND.

She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She is survived by her husband, Fred, Jamestown ND, daughter Janice (Clyde) Landry of Alta Loma, CA; Three grandchildren, Jody Landry McAtee, John Landry, and Joanna Landry, two great grandsons all living in CA; a half sister Eldina Hehn, Jamestown, ND; and a special nephew, Dale Harr and his wife Cora, Jamestown, ND.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepmother, two sisters, two half sisters, one step sister, one brother and two step brothers.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown, with Pastor Dave Stuart officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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