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  SCHNABEL Frieda Wagner 2004    

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  SCHOCK Melvin 2001

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  SCHOCK William P. 2003 

  SCHOONOVER Earl 2008  

  SCHOTT Esther Miller 2007     

  SCHRENK Curtis 2008 

  SCHRENK Emil 2006    

  SCHRENK Harold 2004    

  SCHRENK Herman 1999

  SCHROEBER Reuben Paul 2006

  SCHROEDER Fred F. 1967

  SCHROEDER Harold 2008  

  SCHROEDER Jacob 1965 (2)

  SCHROEDER Jacob G. 2009        

  SCHROEDER Lorenz 1988

  SCHROEDER Nora Menz 2002

  SCHROEDER Norbert 2010    

  SCHRUPP Tamara Klundt 2004   

  SCHULDHEISZ Lloyd 2003      

  SCHULDHEISZ Magdalena 98

  SCHULER Edna Walter 2004   

  SCHULTES Edna Kubler 2002 

  SCHULTES Elmer 2008 

  SCHULTES Howard C. 1968  

  SCHULTES Magdalina Betsch 1996

  SCHULTES Mark Jonathan 1965 

  SCHULTES Serena Elhard 2007     

  SCHULZ-CROMWELL Cynthia 2008 

  SCHULTZ Elmer 1997

  SCHULTZ Martha Schock 1996

  SCHULTZ Merrill 1996

  SCHULZ Doris Mae Wolff 2004   

  SCHULZ Elsie Kubler 2009        

  SCHULZ Fred Jr. 2007     

  SCHULZ Perry Jon 1963    

  SCHUMACHER Dennis 2007 (3)    

  SCHUMACHER Joseph 2007     

  SCHUMACHER Peter 2000

  SCHUMAKER Ervin 2000

  SCHUMAKER Harry 2002

  SCHWALK Loretta Martin 2010      

  SCHWARTZWALTER Emil 2001 (2 Obits)

  SCHWARTZWALTER Ione Wentz 2010      

  SCHWARZWALTER Bertha Spitzer 2004

  SCHWARZWALTER Elton 2001

  SCHWARTZWALTER Dennis 2008 

  SCHWEIGERT Anna Ley 2003     

  SCHWEIGERT Lea Lang 2002

  SCHWEIGERT Ottilia Presler 2004   

  SCHWEINFORTH Pauline S. 1999

  SCHWEITZER Alice E. 2000

  SCHWEITZER Elmer 2009       

  SCHWEITZER Floyd G. 2003  

  SCHWEITZER Gottfried 1966  

  SCHWEHR Raymond 2010      

  SEEBART Donna 2005    

  SEHER Alvin 2000

  SEHER Oscar 1964     

  SEHER Otillia Rempfer 1965  

  SEITZ Myron 2010      

  SELIG Leona Brosz 2004         

  SENDER Rose Saari 2008     

  SESSLER Christine Speidel 2008    

  SHIPLEY George Jr. 2008     

  SHULDHEISZ Roy G. 1998    

  SIEGLE Alice Moser 2010    

  SIEGLER Magdalena 2007      

  SIEGLER Wilbert 2005     

  SILBERNAGEL Joseph 2007     

  SILZLE Eileen 2010      

  SIMMS Delores Eslinger 2007    

  SKJONSBY Rachael Kelsch 2010     

  SMITH Edna Job 2008     

  SOMMERFELD Emanuel 2000

  SOMMERFELD Emma Zimmerman 2001

  SOMMERFELD Sarah Knodel 2009 (2)  

  SOMSEN David Walter 2010   

  SOUTHARD Dorothy Collier 2003    

  SPEIDEL Anna Gahner 2000

  SPEIDEL Emelia Elhard 2002  

  SPEIDEL John 1965

  SPEIDEL John 1988    

  SPEIDEL Loretta LaVerne 1999

  SPILLOWAY Fred 1998

  SPILLOWAY William 1997   

  STAHLHUT Martha Schubert 2010      

  SPITZER Calvin 2009     

  SPITZER Helmuth 1999

  SPITZER Harold Howard 2008     

  SPITZER Lena Kirschenmann 2005     

  STECKLER Mandy Hoffman 2008    

  STEELE Otis Elbert 2009     

  STEINERT Edwin 2009      

  STEINKE Berneice 2001

  STEINMETZ James 2009       

  STEINMETZ Rose Meidinger 2009    

  STEINMETZ Wilbert J. 2006    

  STEINWANDT Mary Schock 2008  

  STELZER Gottfried 1963  

  STOCKBURGER Iona Remmick 2002

  STOCKELAND Oscar Owen 2006  

  STOLZ Martha Graf 2002

  STREHLE Bennie 2009      

  STREHLE Eddie 2010      

  STREHLE Eldo 2004   

  STROH Albert 2002

  STROH Arthur 2005     

  STROH Frieda Rohrbach 2010      

  STROH Joseph 2009       

  STROH Reinhold 2004    

  STROMBERG Larry 2000

  STUHR Alma A. 1968 

  SUKO Alvin 2000

  SUKO Elsie Gomke 2005      

  SUKO Emanuel 2009     

  SUKO Lenora Bitz 1999

  SUKO Leona Remboldt 2007     

  SUKO Martha Heier 1999

  SUKO Nathaniel Sr. 1968    

  SUKO Nathaniel 1996

  SUKO Reinhold 1957  

  SUKO Samuel 2004    

  SUKO Violet Brosz 2008    

  SUKO Wallace W. 1999

  SUKUT Arlene Dwelle 2010    

  SUKUT Betty Weispfenning 2005   

  SUKUT Edna Borth 1995

  SUKUT Frieda Dewald 2008    

  SUKUT Jacob 2002 

  SUKUT Leona Rath Fiechtner 2010     

  SUKUT Lydia Lautt 2004    

  SUKUT Pauline Dockter 2007     

  SUKUT Roland 2000

  SUND Ardena Geigle 2010     

  SUND Martha Weixel 2010      

  SUNDHEIM Gary 2003       

  SWARTZ Vernon 2005     

  SWEENEY Helen Subera 2006   

  SYMONIAK Anna Ziegenhagel 2009     

  
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, August 30, 2004

Frieda Schnabel, 96, Wishek, N.D., died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Frieda Adeline Wagner was born Jan. 30, 1908, in Herrid, S.D., the daughter of Jacob Wagner and Elizabeth (Link) Wagner. At an early age, she moved to a farm northeast of Streeter, N.D. She grew up in the Streeter area, where she helped on the family farm and attended school at the local rural school near Streeter.

She married Albert Schnabel on Jan. 13, 1929, in Medina, N.D. They lived on his parentís homestead where they resided until 1954, when they moved into Lehr, N.D. He died April 14, 1994. She moved to Wishek and resided in Krein Apartments. She entered the Wishek Home for the Aged in 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, senior citizens and the King Homemakers. She enjoyed cooking, especially homemade noodles, sewing, canning, gardening and crocheting hand towels, pot holders, afghans and baby afghans.

She is survived by a son, Clifford (Mavis), Bismarck, N.D.; three sisters, Lena Martin Bender, Tularosa, N.M., Esther Diede, Jamestown, and Lorraine Schroeder, Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters-in-law, Ann Schnabel, Lehr, and Hulda Schnabel, Wishek; four grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Wishek, with the Rev. Allen Finger officiating.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: Lehr City Cemetery, Lehr.


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The Jamestown Sun (online), ND
Week of Dec. 26-30, 2000

Ruth Schnabel, 92, Napoleon, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.

Ruth Mueller was born Jan. 1, 1908, on the family farm near Burnstad, N.D., the daughter of Philip H. and Magdalena (Aman) Mueller. She grew up on the family farm and received her elementary education in rural Logan County schools. She married Adam Schnabel June 6, 1929. Following their marriage they returned to the Schnabel family farm, where they lived and farmed for a year. They purchased a farm home seven miles north of Napoleon, where they lived and farmed until retiring in 1968. They opened their home to many foster children over the years. In 1968 they moved to Napoleon. He died November 1992. She entered the Napoleon Care Center in January 2000. She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Napoleon, and Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, fishing, gardening, baking and baby-sitting for several families for many years.

She is survived by three sons, Donald, Steele, N.D., Henry (Peggy), Montivideo, Minn., and Marvin (Marie), Napoleon; two daughters, Frances (Robert) Kaplan, LaCrosse, Wis., and Carol (Dean) Entzminger, Gackle, N.D.; a sister, Lena Mueller, Wishek, N.D.; a sister-in-law, Gertie Mueller, Wishek; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday September 1, 2009

Lorraine Arlene Schock, 88, died gracefully on August 26, 2009 after a brave battle with cancer.

Lorraine was born March 13, 1921 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. The Hollan family moved to North Dakota a short time later. She attended a rural Dickey County school, graduated from Kulm High School in 1939, Kulm, North Dakota and attended the Normal and Industrial College (N.I.) in Ellendale, North Dakota where she received her teaching degree. She taught in several rural schools and two years in Wishek. She married Gottlieb Schock in 1946. Her life was defined by loving devotion to her family and serving her church, Trinity Lutheran. She was a master flower gardener and had a great love of travel and music.

She will be deeply missed by her husband Gottlieb of 62 years, son Tom, daughters Joy (Rev. Laurie OíShea), Polly (Rev. Dr. John Snider), five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one sister Sylvia, Mrs. W.D. Stothert and extended family and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Emma Hollan, brother, "Bud" Edwin Hollan, and sister-in-law, Lois Hollan.

Memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 5, 2009, with visitation at 1:00 PM, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jamestown, North Dakota with Rev. Richard Fitzer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Trinity Lutheranís building fund, the James River Humane Society or charity of your choice would be appreciated.

Interment will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, North Dakota. Arrangements with Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun (online), ND
Week of Jan. 15-20, 2001

Melvin E. Schock, 64, Edgeley, N.D., died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Wishek (N.D.) Community Hospital.

Mr. Schock was born May 29, 1936, 15 miles south of Fredonia, N.D., the son of George and Magdalena (Krieger) Schock. He grew up on the family farm and received his elementary education in rural Logan County schools. He continued to farm the family farm until 1997, when he retired due to ill health. On November 1997 he entered the Manor St. Joseph, Edgeley. He was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Fredonia. He enjoyed his farm, the outdoors and reading books.

He is survived by a sister, LaRella (Bill) Russell, Billings, Mont.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm, N.D. with the Rev. Annette Crickenberger officiating.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rachel Schock, 88, Jamestown, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Rachel Metzger was born April 21, 1921, near Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Martin and Rosina (Zimmerman) Metzger. She received her elementary education in the local rural schools. She moved to Jamestown where she worked at Trinity Hospital for 11 years. She married William "Bill" Schock on Dec. 10, 1950, in Jamestown. They lived nine miles northeast of Lehr, N.D., where they farmed. They moved to Jamestown in September 1965. She worked at Ebertz Cafť and Arnieís Truck Plaza until she retired in 1990. He died March 25, 2003. She moved to Hi-Acres Manor in March 2009. She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed playing bingo and Yahtzee, watching game shows, music boxes and her cat collection.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy (Arlow) Bien, Bismarck, N.D.; a son, Wallace "Wally," Jamestown; a sister-in-law, Eva Widmer, Jamestown; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, March 26, 2003

William P. "Bill" Schock, 87, Jamestown, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Schock was born June 21, 1915, on the family farm nine miles northeast of Lehr, N.D., the son of Phillip and Katherina (Obenauer) Schock. He attended school at Lautt School District. He married Rachel Metzger on Dec. 10, 1950, in Jamestown. They lived 1/2 mile north of the family farm where they farmed. He also worked construction around the area. In September 1965, they moved to Jamestown where he was employed at Anne Carlsen School until he retired in 1982. He enjoyed going for coffee, rebuilding old lawnmowers, doing wood projects and horses.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Kathy (Arlow) Bien, Bismarck, N.D.; a son, Wallace "Wally," Jamestown; a sister, Eva Widmer, Jamestown; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Caroline, Martha and Katie; and three brothers, Emanuel, Johnny and an infant.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, St. Paulís United Methodist, Jamestown, with the Rev. Donald C. Crippen officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Earl Eli Schoonover, 83, Gackle, N.D., died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek, N.D.

Mr. Schoonover was born Sept. 22, 1924, in Fort Rice, N.D., the son of George and Margaret (Gerving) Schoonover. He attended the local rural school and received his elementary education. He later attended North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, N.D., where he received his degree in automotive mechanics. He entered the U.S. Army at Ft. Snelling, Minn., on Jan. 31, 1943. He served with Gen. George Pattonís 867th Blackhawk Division in Europe and later in the Philippines during World War II. He was separated in the Philippines and was inducted into the Army again on August 4, 1950, at Camp McCoy, Wis. and was separated from the Army on Nov. 21, 1950, with the rank of staff sergeant. He married Gloria Laemmle on March 14, 1946, at Wibaux, Mont. They lived in Grafton, N.D., Valley City, N.D., and Livingston, Mont., where he was an automotive mechanic for 40 years. He retired in 1986 and they moved to Gackle. They moved to a farmstead southeast of Gackle in 1992. He was a member of the American Legion, D.A.V. and the V.F.W.

He is survived by his wife; a son Jim (Linda), Cave City, Ariz.; three daughters, Jane (George) Christianson, Vergas, Minn., Lois Schoonover, Coffeeville, Kan., and Judy Schultz, Beulah/Gackle, N.D.; three sisters, Arlene (Ron) Cappella, Mandan, N.D., Lila (Tony) Gress, Glendive, Mont., and Jenny Metsner, Mandan, N.D.; two brothers, Albert, Kingman, Ariz. and Glen, Ft. Rice; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Timothy Blackman officiating.
Visitation: None.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The funeral for Esther Schott, 91, Kulm, North Dakota will be held Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 10:00 AM at Kulm Congregational Church in Kulm, ND. Visitation will be held Friday from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a prayer service at 8:00 PM at the Dahlstrom Funeral Home in Kulm, ND. Burial will be at the Kulm Congregational Cemetery, Kulm, ND.

Esther was born July 7, 1915 to John and Christina (Esslinger) Miller on a farm 12 miles south of Kulm, ND. She was confirmed at the Hoffnungsfeld Church. She received her elementary education in a county school and graduated from high school at Ellendale. She continued her education at Ellendale College (NI) and earned her certificate to teach school. She participated on the drill team and played on a basketball team that won championships while in college. She taught 2 years before her marriage to Otto E. Schott on July 11, 1937 at Hoffnungsfeld Church where her parents were members. Otto and Esther farmed southwest of Kulm. Esther continued to teach school the first year of their marriage. Otto would often take her to school on the sled that he made when the snow was too deep to drive the car. In 1941 they purchased their own farm a few miles west of Kulm. Five years later they moved to Kulm where Otto operated the Schott Farm Equip store for 17 years and continued farming. Otto entered into his eternal home on March 25, 1974 after 37 years of marriage at the age of 60.

Esther has been active in the Kulm Congregational Church with Ladies chorus, Dorcas, Sunday school teaching, and with the World Gospel Mission Prayer Band. Esther was well known for her servantís heart using her abilities of cooking, baking, singing and planning programs at church and the Senior Center. Esther will also be remembered for her love of the Lord. She especially loved studying the Bible, finding her source of joy and strength in the Lord. One of the highlights of her life was her trip to Israel. There she experienced Jewish History and encouragement of her faith.

Esther died Saturday, May 19, 2007 at the Prince of Peace Care Center in Ellendale, ND. She was 91 years old.

Esther is survived by her children, DeLyle (Lory) Schott, Boulder, CO; Gilbert (Liane) Schott, Mesa, AZ; Myrna Schott, Fargo, ND; Wayne (Marcia) Schott, Walker, MN; Barton (Lindsey) Schott, Kulm, ND; Jeanette (King) Anderson, San Jose, CA; one sister, Lydia Brosz, Ellendale, ND; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband (Otto), her parents (John and Christina Miller), 4 sisters, Elsie Nathan, Bertha Brandenberger, Martha Kinzler, and Ruth Herman, 2 brothers, Henry Miller and Herbert Miller.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Curtis Schrenk, 73, Valley City, N.D., died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Mr. Schrenk was born April 6, 1935, in Streeter, N.D., the son of Julius and Christina (Schwartz) Schrenk. He grew up and attended school in the Streeter area and helped his father farm. On Aug. 5, 1958, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. He was discharged on Aug. 4, 1962. He married Violet Fandrich on Oct. 2, 1962, in Jamestown. They moved to Valley City where he worked for the North Dakota Highway Department. He retired in 1997 after 33 years of service. He was also a handyman. He enjoyed playing the accordion, listening to gospel and bluegrass music, building furniture and working with wood.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Kim (Carolyn), Jamestown, Julius (Amy), Oriska, N.D., and Chad, Valley City; two daughters, Pam (Gary) Anderson, Bismarck, N.D., and Dawn (Shawn) Erdahl, Jamestown; three brothers, Roger (Sandy), St. Paul, Minn., Arnold (Marge), Jamestown, and Randy, Fargo, N.D.; and four sisters, Eleanor (Melvin) Gahner, Jamestown, Ardene (Dale) Harr, Woodworth, N.D., Delores Roehr, Texas, and Evangeline (Elvin) Luck, Adrian, N.D.

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

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Valley City.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lerud-Johnson-Schuldt Funeral Home, Valley City.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, September 7, 2006

Emil Schrenk, 86, Jamestown, ND died Monday morning September 4, 2006 at the Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, ND.

Emil Schrenk was born October 20, 1919, on the family farm south of Streeter, ND, the son of Andreas Schrenk and Mary (Giedt) Schrenk. He attended the local rural school where he received his elementary education and grew to manhood in the vicinity. He helped on the family farm until 1942 when he moved to Bismarck and later moved to Fargo. In 1946 he moved to Jamestown where he worked at the Vita Bakery.

He and Alice Schumacher were married September 27, 1954 at Jamestown, ND. They made their home in Jamestown where he continued to work at the Baker Boy Bakery until 1981. Following the death of his wife February 4, 1982, he continued to live in Jamestown and worked for the Jamestown Truck Stop as a dishwasher until 1991. He has continued to reside in Jamestown.

He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamestown.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen Schrenk, Jamestown, ND, 2 sister-in-laws, Rose Schrenk, Ellendale, ND, Beatrice Schrenk, Savage, MN, and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and 3 brothers, Julius, Herman and Arthur Schrenk.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 P.M. Friday September 8, 2006 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamestown, ND with Pastor Ross Prevo, officiating.

The interment will be made in the Sunset Memorial Gardens at Jamestown, ND.
Visitation Ė 9:00 A.M. Ė 9:00 P.M. Thursday @ the funeral home


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Lodi News-Sentinel [CA]
September 22, 2004

Harold Dean Schrenk, 80, of Troutdale, Ore. and formerly of Lodi, died Sept. 17 in Portland Ore. following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Lehr, N.D. where he was raised.

Mr. Schrenk graduated as class valedictorian from high school in Lehr, N.D. He worked on the family farm until moving to Lodi in 1945. He owned and operated Central Market for 14 years. He also managed the Treftz Specialty Bakery for 14 years and held several sales positions until his retirement in 1975. He enjoyed watching sports, playing and listening to music, traveling and cooking.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Barbra Schrenk, of Troutdale, Ore.; sons, Michael Schrenk, of Palm Springs, Bradley Schrenk, of Lodi; sisters, Helen Feichter, of Lehr, N.D., Eleanor Winkenwerder and Lavera Youker, both of Portland, Ore.; and two grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Matilda Schrenk; and brother, Reinhold Schrenk.

A service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mount Scott Funeral Home in Portland, Ore.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, (800) AHA-USA1; or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, (800) FIGHTMS.

Mount Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Herman Schrenk, 83, Ellendale, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, in his home.

Mr. Schrenk was born March 22, 1915, near Streeter, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. In 1938 he began working for the Civilian Conservation Corps. On Oct. 12, 1941, he married Rose Presler in Fredonia, N.D. They lived near Streeter. He served with the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1943, including service in the Pacific Theater of World War II. After his military discharge he returned near Streeter. He farmed until 1967, when he sold the farm to his son, Earl. He began selling McNess products in 1950. He sold State Farm Insurance from 1951 to 1980, and he sold Farmers Mutual Insurance until 1991. In 1967 they moved to Gackle, N.D. He owned a shoe repair business, as well as operating his insurance business. He retired in 1991. They moved to Ellendale in May. ...

Date: Sun - January 17, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: e7


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The Miles City Star, MT
June 2, 2006

Reuben Paul Schroeber, 84, of Miles City, died Thursday, May 25, 2006.

Mr. Schroeber was born in Alfred, N, D, on Jan. 16, 1922, the third child of seven children born to Emil Paul Schroeber and Christine Henne Schroeber. The family moved to Montana in 1937 and farmed at Shepherd.

He met and married Alice Jerke on Dec. 29, 1947. They farmed in Shepherd until 1950, then moved to a Buffalo Rapids Unit near Terry to farm and operate a feedlot. In May of 1989, they retired and moved to Miles City.

Mr. Schroeber was on the Terry School Board, the FHA Board and the Prairie County Hospital Board, among others. He was a past president of the Miles City Club.

His survivors include his wife, Alice and five children, Anita (Stan) Lewis of Kingston, Wash., Joy (Mark) Yoakam of Sidney, Neb., Lew (Karla) Schroeber and Lorette (Humayun) Khan, all of Overland Park, Kan., and Kari (Arman) Miller of Maple Hill, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Survivors also include two sisters, Lorraine Jerke of Miles City and Clara Skeen of Medford, Ore.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ernest of Shepherd, Clarence of Alfred, N.D., Archie of Glendive and Kermit of Great Falls.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 29, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will be held in the Custer County Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Holy Rosary Home Health; 2600 Wilson St., Miles City, MT 59301 or a memorial of choice.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
May 11, 1967

Fred Schroeder Services Held In Gackle

Fred F. Schroeder, 70, longtime resident of the Gackle Community died early Tuesday morning May 2, 1967 at the Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, North Dakota where he had been hospitalized for about six weeks. He was born January 19, 1897 in Moina, South Russia, the son of Frederick L. Schroeder and Christina Wendland Schroeder. At the age of five years in 1902, he came to the United States with his parents, where they settled on a farm homestead six and one-half miles northeast of Gackle in Stutsman County, North Dakota. He attended the local rural school and grew to manhood on his parents farm.

He and Rosie Hauff were married June 23, 1920 in Cleveland, North Dakota. They farmed fourteen miles northeast of Gackle for eight years, then moving to a farm six and one-half miles northeast of Gackle where they lived until the fall of 1950 when they moved into Gackle for their retirement.

Surviving are his widow, six children, Roy Schroeder, Violet (Mrs. Albert Hehn), Ben F. Schroeder, Lloyd Schroeder, Duane F. Schroeder, all of Lincoln, Nebr., Estella (Mrs. Ezra Hehn), Alfred, N.D., eighteen grand children, three great grandchildren, two brothers Jacob Schroeder, Eldridge, N.D., Carl Schroeder, Lincoln, Nebr., one sister Katie (Mrs. Katie Heinrich), Jamestown, N.D.

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

The funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Sunday May 7, 1967 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Gackle with Pastor Edvard J. Kanna, officiating. Assisting him was Elder D. E. Howe, Jamestown, N.D. and Elder Sam Reile, Jamestown, N.D. Burial was in the Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery northeast of Gackle. The body was at the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle until taken to the church on Sunday at noon.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Harold William Schroeder, 88, Bordulac, N.D., died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, N.D.

Mr. Schroeder was born Jan. 11, 1920, on the family farm near Bordulac, the son of William and Freda (Grager) Schroeder. He grew up there and attended country school at Rosehill No. 2. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, rural Bordulac. He started farming when he was a young man, and also attended auctioneering school in 1940. He started Schroeder Auction Service and was later joined by his cousin, Paul Schroeder. He married Nora Menz on June 20, 1943, in St. Paulís Lutheran Church, Wimbledon, N.D. They lived on the Grager family farm in Bucephalia Township of Foster County. He raised small grains, horses and livestock. He farmed for 75 years and was active on the farm through the 2007 season. She died March 21, 2002. He moved to the Villa, Carrington, in fall 2006. He served on the Bordulac Elevator Board, the FHA Board, and was a 4-H leader. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and held various church offices. He enjoyed draft horses, reading and was a "John Deere man."

He is survived by two sons, Roger (Linda) and Lynn (Becky), both Carrington; four daughters, Peggy (Alan) Kleingartner, Gackle, N.D., Betty (Dennis) Montgomery, Carrington, N.D., Barbara (Dr. Steve) Looysen, Jamestown, and Nancy (Terry) Smith, Larimore, N.D.; two sisters, Ella Groskreutz, Carrington and Alice Wolsky, Kensal, N.D.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; a sister, Lillian Wolsky; three brothers-in-law, Edward Wolsky, Edwin Wolsky and Eric Groskreutz; and two great-grandchildren, Sydney Gulseth and Haden Hansen.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, with the Rev. Richard Biberdorf officiating
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Evans Funeral Home
Visitation: 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Burial: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.



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Napoleon Homestead, ND
August 4, 1965

Jacob Schroeder, 89, Of Gackle Dies

Jacob Schroeder, 89, longtime resident of Gackle community, died Wednesday at his home in Gackle. He had been in failing health since 1953.

Mr. Schroeder was born Nov. 29, 1875 at Altfrieden Thalz, South Russia, son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Z. Schroeder. He received his education in his native land and came as a young man to the United States with his parents in 1902. The family settled at Jamestown and he worked there until 1904 when he homesteaded six miles north of Gackle in Stutsman County.

On April 9, 1907, he and Fredrick Spitzer were married in Jamestown and they farmed on his homestead until 1943 when they moved into Gackle for their retirement.

Surviving are his wife; six sons Loren Z., Gackle, Jacob G., Fort Collins, Colo., William, Ipswich, S.D., Gideon, Aurora, Minn., Benjamin and Ruben, Aberdeen, S.D.; six daughter, Mrs. Jacob Schmierer, Gackle, Mrs. Matthew Forkel, Ipswich, S.D., Mrs. Kenneth Karrow, Fort Collins, Colo., Mrs. Naomi Jordan, Orange, Calif., Mrs. William Diede, Streeter and Mrs. Raymond Larson, Minneapolis; 33 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Jacob Schroeder, Gackle, was held August 2 at the Gackle Public School with Rev. N. E. McCoy, Jamestown, Officiating. Mrs. Ezra Hehn played a program of piano music as friends and relatives came into and left the auditorium. A quartet, Arthur Reile, Arthur Heinrich, Lawrence Schroeder, and Robert Liebelt sang, with Miss Cynthia Heinrich playing the accompaniment. Ushers were Ezra Hen and Arnold Diede.

The casket bearers were grandchildren Raymond Forkel, Thomas Diede, Loren Schroeder, Douglas Schroeder, and Kenneth Karrow Jr. Burial was in the Gackle Cemetery with the Haut Funeral Home of Gackle in charge.

Relatives from out of state attending were Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Forkel and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Schroeder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Forkel, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Forkel, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Reymer, Ipswich, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schroeder and family and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Karrow and family, Fort Collins, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Schroeder, Aurora, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Schroeder and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Schroeder and family, Aberdeen, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Larson and family, Minneapolis; Douglas Schroeder, Great Falls, Mont.
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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
August 5, 1965

Schroeder Rites Held Monday

Jacob Schroeder, 89, pioneer and longtime resident of Gackle community, died Wednesday afternoon at his home in Gackle. He had been in failing health since 1953.

Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Gackle school auditorium with Rev. N. E. McCoy, Jamestown, officiating and interment in Gackle cemetery. Haut Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Schroeder was born Nov. 29, 1875, at Altfrieden Thalz in South Russia son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Z. Schroeder. He received his education in his native land and came as a young man to the United States with his parents in 1902. The family settled at Jamestown and he worked here until 1904 when he homesteaded six miles north of Gackle in Stutsman County.

On April 9, 1907, he and Fredricka Spitzer were married in Jamestown and they farmed on his homestead until 1943 when they moved into Gackle for their retirement.

Surviving are his wife; six sons, Loren Z. Schroeder, Gackle; Jacob G. Schroeder, Fort Collins, Colo., William Schroeder, Ipswich, S.D., Gideon Schroeder, Aurora, Minn., Benjamin Schroeder and Rueben Schroeder, Aberdeen, S.D.; Six daughters, Mrs. Jacob Schmierer (Caroline), Gackle, Mrs Matthew Forkel (Rosina), Ipswich, S.D., Mrs. Kenneth Karrow (Rachel), Fort Collins, Colo., Mrs. Naomi Jordan, Orange, Calif., Mrs. William Diede (Ruth), Streeter, and Mrs. Raymond Larson (Mariam), Minneapolis; 33 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, ten brothers, one sister, four children in infancy and one great-grandchild.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jacob G. Schroeder, 95, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Schroeder was born March 16, 1914, at Gackle. After farming many years in North Dakota, he moved to California. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served the duration of World War II. He returned to California after the war. He married Mary in 1961. They moved to Fort Collins, Colo. He worked at Woodward Govenor until his retirement. He then worked for the Ft. Collins Museum. He was a founding member of Peace with Christ Lutheran Church and served in many capacities.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Susan; a son, Steven (Terri); a brother, Ben; and two stepgrandchildren.

Memorial service: pending.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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The funeral for Lorenz Schroeder, 80, Jamestown, N.D., formerly Gackle, N.D., will be at 11 Wednesday in United Church of Christ, Gackle. A prayer service will be held tonight at 8 in Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown. He died Friday in a Jamestown hospital.

Mr. Schroeder was born March 14, 1908, near Gackle, where he grew up and attended school. On Jan. 23, 1940, he married Lydia Kapp in Napoleon, N.D. They farmed near Gackle until 1970 when they retired and moved into Gackle. In 1971 he began working for the Tri-County Elevator in Gackle. She died in 1973. In 1979 he moved to Jamestown. He had been a resident of Hi Acres Manor Nursing Center in Jamestown since November.

He is survived by two sons, Loren, Gackle; and Lynn, Valley City, N.D.; two daughters, LuVerne (Mrs. Kenneth) Jarski, Wimbledon, N.D.; and Cecelia (Mrs. Bruce) Glinz, Jamestown; two brothers, Jacob, Fort Collins, Colo.; and Benjamin, Mina, S.D.; six sisters Carolina (Mrs. Jacob) Schmierer, Gackle; Rose (Mrs. Matt) Forkel, Ipswich, S.D.; Naomi Jordan, Laguna Hills, Calif.; Ruth (Mrs. William) Diede, Streeter, N.D.; Miriam (Mrs. Ray) Larson, Minneapolis; and Rachel (Mrs. Kenneth) Karrow, Fort Collins; and four grandchildren.

Date: Sat Ė December 20, 1988
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 24, 2002

Nora Schroeder, 78, Carrington, N.D., died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.

Nora Elaine Menz was born April 21, 1923, at Wimbledon, N.D., the daughter of Martin and Clara (Mahlke) Menz. She grew up and attended school in Wimbledon, and graduated from high school in 1940. She worked at a store in Wimbledon, and also cooked at the Wimbledon Hospital for a time. She married Harold Schroeder June 20, 1943, in Wimbledon. She taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of Kelley Creek Homemakers, Grace Lutheran Church and LWML, where she held various office positions. She enjoyed flowers.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Roger (Linda) and Lynn (Becky), both Carrington; four daughters, Peg (Alan) Kleingartner, Gackle, N.D., Betty (Dennis) Montgomery, Carrington, Barb (Steve) Looysen, Jamestown, and Nancy (Terry) Smith, Larimore, N.D.; two brothers, Chet (Elaine) and Marshall, both Wimbledon; a sister, Charlotte (Alfred) Grager, Enumclaw, Wash.; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lloyd; and a great-granddaughter.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 25, Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, with the Rev. Richard Biberdorf officiating.
Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Burial: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, September 11, 2010

Norbert L. ĎNobbyí Schroeder, 80, Lincoln, NE, died Thursday, September 9, 2010. Born October 6, 1929, in Cleveland, North Dakota, the son of Jacob and Mary (Haas) Schroeder.

Nobby is survived by his wife, Carol J.; two daughters Pamela (Dan) Kunzman, Beatrice and Amy L. Filbert, Lincoln; son Alan L., Lincoln; brother-in-law Chris Heil, Holly Springs, NC; sister-in-law, Janet Schroeder, Fort Collins, CO.; and four grandchildren: Katelyn and Hannah Kunzman and Abby and Luke Filbert.

He was preceded in death by Sister Agnes Heil and brother Ronald Schroeder.

Norbert was raised on a farm in Cleveland, North Dakota. He graduated from Sheyenne River Academy in Harvey, ND, and attended Union College in Lincoln, NE. While in Lincoln he met his wife, Carol, and they were married 54 years.

Nobby worked at the Gas Co. retiring 40 years with Minnegasco. He was president and Business Manager of IBEW Local # 244 for 15 years. He was honored to receive the Al Bauer Labor Leader of the year award, a plaque for Significant Achievement on behalf of Organized Labor in the city of Lincoln, The Richard Nolan Memorial Service Award for outstanding service, an award for Nebraska State Utility Workers in Appreciation for his service and leadership to the Utility Workers of Nebraska.

Nobby served the youth of the community as Little Chiefs Coach, and Indian Guides leader. Nobby had a passion for Union work, fishing, hunting, helping people, watching the Cornhusker Marching Band, keeping up with his grandkids, and staying busy.

Memorial Service: 3:00 PM Monday (9-13-10) at Roper and Sons Funeral Home, 4300 O Street, Pastor Doug Delhay, officiating.
Visitation: Sunday (9-12-10) 2:00PM-8:00PM with family greeting friends from 6:00PM-8:00PM at Roper and Sons.
Memorials: May be given to the family for future designation.

Condolences and personal reflections may be sent online at www. roperandsons.com


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, October 4, 2004

Tamara Schrupp, 51, Vergas, Minn., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Tamara Klundt was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Harold and Elsie Klundt. She graduated from Gackle High School in 1971. She attended Valley City (N.D.) State College, where she earned a business degree with honors. She was employed by Goodrich, Jamestown, for 27 years. She married Doug Schrupp in the fall of 1998. They lived in Vergas, where she was employed by S.J.E. Rhombus. She enjoyed gardening, fishing and living at the lake.

She is survived by her husband; mother, Gackle; two stepsons, Kent, Vergas, and Kyle, Perham, Minn.; a sister, Beverly (Myles) Flateland, Vergas; a brother, Shannon (Cathy), St. Cloud, Minn.; and grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Vergas, with the Rev. Michael Wolters officiating.
Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before the service, at the church.
Burial: St. Johnís Lutheran Church Cemetery, Vergas.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Lloyd Eugene Schuldheisz, 64, Fargo, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at his home.

Mr. Schuldheisz was born Aug. 6, 1939, in Jamestown, the son of Fred and Lydia Nec (Fischer) Schuldheisz. He grew up and attended school in Jamestown, where he graduated from high school. He entered the U.S. Air Force on July 15, 1959, and served as a telecommunications operator until his discharge on April 19, 1963. He married Mary Narem on May 9, 1964, in Waubay, S.D. They lived in Fargo and he worked for Gamble-Robinson. He began working in 1965 at Fargo Glass and Paint Company in the sales and wholesale carpet distributing department. He retired in 1994. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and western movies.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Michael L., Milton, Vt.; and a stepbrother, Lawrence Heyd, Fargo.

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

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Invers-Landblom Funeral Home Chapel, Fargo.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the service at the funeral chapel.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.


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Magdalena Schuldheisz, 89, Jamestown, N.D., died Thursday, May 7, 1998, in Jamestown Hospital. 

Magdalena Fischer was born May 7, 1909, near Gackle, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On May 26, 1933, she married Jacob Schuldheisz in Napoleon, N.D. They lived near Gackle until 1937, when they moved near Millarton, N.D. In 1964 they moved to Jamestown. He died in 1984. 

She is survived by a son, Darrell (Gloria), Spiritwood, N.D.; four daughters, Marlene (Cliff) Gumke, Gackle, Mavis (Paul) Hample, LaMoure, N.D., Shirley (George) Unverferth, Jamestown, Linda (Kelly) Olson, Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Milbert, Bismarck; two sisters, Lydia Heyd, Fargo, Pauline Wolff, ...

Date: Fri - May 8, 1998
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a6


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, May 10, 2004

Edna G. Schuler, 86, Bismarck, formerly of Streeter, died May 8, 2004 in a Bismarck care center. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 11, at Bismarck Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Burnett officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, rural Streeter, at 2:30 P.M.

Visitation will be held at Bismarck Funeral Home on Monday from 3:00 to 8:00 P.M., and will continue at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to services.

Edna was born January 14, 1918, in Buffalo, New York, to William and Sarah (Kester) Walter. She married Benjamin Schuler on November 24, 1945, in Buffalo. They moved to Streeter, North Dakota where they made their home and farmed. Edna was very involved in the farming operations with her husband. They were married for 27 years when Benjamin passed away. Edna moved to Bismarck in 1973, and she entered Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in July of 2003.

Edna had a passion for studying Godís Word, and she was a prayer warrior for her family. She was very involved in the Gideons, International, on the local, state, and national levels, and she taught Sunday school at the Streeter Baptist Church. Edna loved to travel which she did extensively in Eastern Europe and Israel.

Surviving Edna are her four children, Susan (Paul) Grosz, Bismarck, Pricilla (Richard) Becker, Bismarck, Paul Schuler, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mark Schuler, Minneapolis, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Krista (Jeremy) Schmidt, Scott Grosz, Melissa (Gordon) Brown, Amy (Jerome) Korthals, Lisa (Vaughn) Rhodes, Ben Schuler, and Matt Schuler; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Alice Weckenman; and one sister-in-law, Lena Schuler.

Preceding Edna in death were her husband, her parents, and one brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Gideons, International.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
October 1, 2002

Edna Schultes, 85, Streeter, N.D., died Sunday Sept. 29, 2002, at her home.

Edna Kubler was born March 26, 1917, on the family farm home four miles east of Streeter, the daughter of John and Eva (Gienger) Kubler. She grew up in the Streeter area and received her elementary education in a local rural school. She helped on the family farm. She married Arthur Schultes on Nov. 7, 1939, at the Rev. W.W. Keller home in Jamestown. In 1940 they lived on his parents' farm one mile southwest of Streeter. In 1941 they moved to his parents farm one mile southeast of Streeter, where they lived and farmed. Following his death on Oct. 25, 1962, she continued to farm with her son until January 2000, when she got sick and retired. She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church and Senior Citizens Club, where she helped with quilting and volunteered at the buffalo supper and church luncheons.

She is survived by two sons, Clifford, Streeter, and Ruben (Cindy), Jamestown; two daughters, Judy Davis, Sterling, Colo., and Joyce (Kenneth) Wentz, Williston, N.D.; five sisters, Albina Dewald, Lawndale, Calif., Freida Ackerman, Apple Valley, Minn., Esther (Arnold) Hoffer, Williston, and Elizabeth (Jake) Dockter and Elsie Schulz, both Streeter; a brother, Edwin, Madison, Wis.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two daughters, Stella in 1957 and Dyann in 1982; a brother and five sisters.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Stan Bockwoldt officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon today, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown, and 1 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Streeter City cemetery, Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, May 9, 2008

Elmer Schultes, 72, Jamestown, died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at his home.

Mr. Schultes was born Aug. 10, 1935, at Streeter, N.D., the son of Richard and Emilia (Deg) Schultes. In 1937, he moved to Oregon with his parents and returned to Streeter in 1942. They farmed until 1956 when they moved to Jamestown. He worked in construction until retiring because of health problems.

He is survived by two sisters, Jennie (Monty) Haugen, Adrian, N.D., and Janice (Robert) Carlson, Billings, Mont.; and two brothers, Clarence (Eloise), Perham, Minn., and Wesley Schultes, Billings.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Alice; and a brother, Raymond.

Services: planned at a later date at Streeter Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
December 26, 1968

Howard Schultes, Streeter, Dies

Howard C. Schultes, 35, prominent businessman and longtime resident of the Streeter, N.D., community died unexpectedly Friday evening, December 20, 1968 at the Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, N.D., where he had been hospitalized for about five days. His death was attributed to a heart condition.

He was born December 19, 1933 near Streeter, in Logan County, N.D., the son of Sam Schultes, Jr. and Lydia (Deutscher) Schultes. He attended the local rural school for seven years, completing his elementary education in Streeter, and was graduated from the Street High School in 1950. He attended Bismarck Junior College for two years, and completed his formal education at Jamestown College and Valley City State College.

He and Ellentina Wittmier were married May 9, 1954 at Streeter, North Dakota. During the year 1954-55, he was a school teacher at Heimdal, N.D. They moved to Grand Forks, N.D., where he was employed by the International Harvester Company until 1959, when they moved to Bismarck, N.D., where he worked for the Dakota National Bank. In 1961 they moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where he was employed by the Massey-Fergusson Company, until May, 1965 when he purchased the Buck Hardware Store in Streeter. He has operated the Farm & Home Store in Streeter until his death.

He was a member of the Streeter Lions Club and the Streeter Wildlife Club.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Jeffrey Schultes age 13 at home, his mother, Mrs. Lydia Schultes, Streeter, N.D.; and one brother, Albert E. Schultes, Olivia, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1960 and an infant son in 1965.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 24, 1968 at the United Methodist Church in Streeter with Rev. A. J. Borchardt, Randolph, Minn., officiating. Assisting will be Rev. A Orman, Beulah, N.D. Burial will be in the Streeter Cemetery at Streeter, N.D.

The body is at the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle.


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The funeral for Magdalina Schultes, 93, Jamestown, N.D., will be at 10:30 Tuesday in First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 Sunday and from 9 to 9 Monday in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before services in the church. She died Friday, April 26, 1996.

Magdalina Betsch was born July 8, 1902, in Russia. In 1905 she moved with her family to the United States. They settled on a farm near Gackle, N.D., and in 1911 they moved into Gackle. She married Jacob Schultes Jan. 15, 1922, in Gackle. They farmed near Streeter for five years. In 1950 they moved to Jamestown where she worked for the State Hospital for a year and a half and part time at Berg's Greenhouse. Her husband preceded her in death. ...

Date: Sat - April 27, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a14


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
September 9, 1965

Services Held For Infant

The graveside Funeral service for Mark Jonathan Schultes, stillborn infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Schultes, Streeter, N. Dak. Was held Thursday afternoon in Streeter Cemetery with Rev. A J. Borchardt, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Streeter officiating.

He was born Wednesday afternoon, September 1, 1965 at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown, N. Dak., the son of Howard Schultes and Ellentina Wittmier Schultes.

Attending the graveside service were his father, a brother Jeffrey age 10 years, his grandparents, Mrs. Lydia Schultes, and Mr. and Mrs Reinhold Wittmier, all of Streeter, N.D., Mrs. A. J. Borchardt, and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Dockter, all of Streeter.

Arrangements were made by the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle.


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The Oregonian
Portland, OR
Wednesday, December 8, 2004

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2004, in Sunnyside Little Chapel of the Chimes for Doris Mae Schulz, who died Dec. 1 at age 73.

Doris Mae Wolff was born July 21, 1931, in Gackle N.D. She moved to Portland in 1951 and was a homemaker. In 1947, she married Arlo.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Bonnie Richardson and Veronica Hagen; son, Steven; sisters, Verna Meyers, Janice Gonsalves and Judy Sanchez; brothers, Gordon Wolff and Loren Wolff; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Remembrances to Adventist Health Hospice.
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Napoleon Homestead, ND
December 15, 2004

Doris Mae Schulz, 73, died Wed., December 1, 2004. A memorial service was held on December 10 in Portland, OR.

Doris Mae Wolff was born July 21, 1931 in Gackle. In 1947 she married


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, October 26, 2007

Serena M. Schultes, 79, Jamestown, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 24, 2007, at her home.

Serena Elhard was born May 16, 1928, on the family farm 16 miles northwest of Lehr, N.D., the daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Schrum) Elhard. She attended the local rural elementary school near Burnstad, N.D. Following graduation she went to work at Bismarck Hospital, Bismarck, N.D. She married Clarence J. Schultes on March 3, 1949, at Napoleon, N.D. They lived on a farm six miles southwest of Streeter, N.D., until 1981. They then moved to Jamestown, where she worked as an aid for Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed flowers, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, cooking, fishing and gardening.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, James (Nancy), Edgemont, S.D., Melvin (Marie), Tucson, Ariz., and Gary (Susan), Ashley, N.D.; three daughters, Darlene (Gerald) Carlson and Della (James) Lee, both Jamestown, and Marilyn (Robert) Braun, Kulm, N.D.; a sister, Ida Morlock, Bismarck; a brother, Larry (Peggy), Phoenix, Ariz.; 25 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Rueben, Erwin, Melvin and Harvey.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, with Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today at Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cynthia Schulz-Cromwell, 57, Kensal, N.D., died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at her home of natural causes.

Cynthia Jean Schulz was born Sept. 25, 1950, at Trinity Hospital, Jamestown, the daughter of Fred and CinChona (Reich) Schulz. She grew up and attended school at Streeter, N.D. She also attended Valley City (N.D.) State College for two years. She moved to Bismarck, N.D., where she worked at the state capitol for five years. She also worked at Orville Hieb Ministry, Goodrich, N.D. She moved to Elkhorn City, Ky., in 1981. She returned to Jamestown and worked at Central Dakota Nursing Home. She met her companion, George Cromwell, in 1985. They lived at Bordulac, N.D., for a couple of years and then moved to Kensal. She was a member of Streeter American Legion Auxiliary Post 265. She enjoyed flowers and collecting Dalmatian dog figurines.

She is survived by her companion, George Cromwell; a daughter, Joni Cromwell, Ft. Hood, Texas; two stepdaughters, Tammy Cromwell, Christine, N.D., and Becky (Cliff) Stoppleworth, Kensal; a stepson, Tony (Liza) Kollman, Howard Lake, Minn.; her mother; two brothers, Rick (Joannie) and Wayne (Kaye), both Streeter; a sister, Joleen Brenneise, Fargo, N.D.; a grandchild; and four stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Perry; and a sister, Lavon.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Kensal, with the Rev. Jeff Levy Eulogy officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 8:30 p.m. today, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, N.D.
Burial: Streeter City Cemetery, Streeter. Honors by the American Legion Auxiliary Post 265.


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Elmer Schultz, 62, Jamestown, N.D., died Monday, Feb. 24, 1997, in the Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Schultz was born June 17, 1934, near Lehr, N.D. In 1938, he moved with his family to Gackle, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He worked for Border States and Scherbenske construction companies in the Jamestown area. He retired in 1982.

He is survived by a daughter, Heather Schlenker, Deadwood, S.D.; a brother, LeRoy, West Fargo; a sister, Arberdella Lanning, Jamestown; and one grandchild. ...

Date: Thu - February 27, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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Martha Schultz, 84, Valley City, died Sunday, July 21, 1996, in Sheyenne Valley Care Center, Valley City.

Martha Schock was born March 11, 1912, near Lehr, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On Oct. 27, 1933, she married Fred Schultz in Ashley, N.D. They lived in Burnstad, N.D., before moving to Gackle, N.D., in 1938. He died in 1954. In 1962 she moved to Jamestown, N.D., where she worked as a cook at the Ebertz Cafe, the Elks Club and at the Knights of Columbus. She retired in 1982.

She is survived by two sons, Elmer, Jamestown, LeRoy, West Fargo; a daughter, Arberdella Lanning, Jamestown; a brother, William, Lehr; two sisters, Katie ...

Date: Tue - July 23, 1996
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The funeral for Merrill Schultz, 50, Jamestown, N.D., will be at 10:30 Monday in Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. He died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996.

Mr. Schultz was born April 2, 1945 near Gackle, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He later moved to Jamestown and worked for several construction companies.

He is survived by two sons, Duane and Daveon, both Jamestown; a daughter, Barbara (Kevin) Noren, Kentucky; his mother, Martha, Valley City, N.D.; two brothers, Elmer, Jamestown, LeRoy, Fargo; a sister, Abry Lanning, Jamestown; and two grandchildren. ...

Date: Fri - January 12, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Elsie Schulz, 86, Streeter, N.D., died Sunday, April 19, 2009, at Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, N.D.

Elsie Kubler was born May 30, 1922, at Streeter, the daughter of John and Eva (Geinger) Kubler. She attended Streeter Public School and graduated from Streeter High School in 1941. She graduated from Ellendale Normal and Industrial School with a secondary grade professional teaching certificate. She taught at rural schools for about seven years. She married Ed Schulz on Sept. 3, 1944, at Streeter. They lived five miles west of Streeter. In 1969 they moved into Streeter. She went to work in 1975 as a clerk at the Fairway Store, Streeter, until 1995. He died Nov. 20, 1980. She entered Gackle (N.D.) Care Center in 2005 and in 2007 she entered Sheyenne Care Center. She was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. Womenís Organization, American Legion Auxiliary and Streeter Senior Citizens Club.

She is survived by a son, Glenn (Leah), Wimbledon, N.D.; a daughter, Elaine (Steve) Narlock, West Fargo, N.D.; a brother, Edwin, Verona, Wis.; three sisters, Albina Dewald, Lawndale, Calif., Elizabeth Dockter, Gackle, and Esther (Arnold) Hoffer, Williston, N.D.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte; two brothers; and eight sisters.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Chris Hogstad officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.


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Haut Funeral Home, Gackle, ND
(August 9, 1915 - May 2, 2007)

Fred Schulz Jr.

U.S. Veteran Fred Schulz Jr., 91, Streeter, ND died Wednesday May 2, 2007 at Innovis Hospital in Fargo, ND, surrounded by his family.

Fred was born August 9, 1915 at the family farm home in Logan County south of Streeter, ND, the son of Fred Schulz Sr. and Beata (Bitterman) Schulz. He attended the local rural school where he graduated from 8th grade and grew to manhood in the vicinity.

He entered the United States Army March 31, 1942 at Fort Snelling, MN, and served in the European Theater in the 357th Infantry Regiment Ė 90th Division-Company E, and was part of the invasion in France at Normandy Beach in 1944. During the Battles of Europe, he received the Bronze Star for Valor of Bravery and also the Purple Heart. He was discharged at Camp McCoy, WI, November 30, 1945 with the rank of Staff Sergeant Schulz.

He and CinChona (Connie) Reich were married September 19, 1947 at Streeter, ND. They made their home on a farm 5 miles west of Streeter and moved into Streeter in 1983 where they have continued to reside.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church, in Streeter, ND where he served as a trustee, a youth director, an usher and was on the building committee. He was a Charter Member of the American Legion, having served as post commander and Sgt. at Arms. He also served on the School Board, Township Board, Elevator Board and as a Bill Clerk in the Legislature for 3 sessions.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Streeter, ND 4 children, Cynthia (George) Cromwell, Kensal, ND; Joleen Brenneise, Fargo, ND; Rick (Joannie) Schulz, Streeter, ND; Wayne (Kaye) Schulz, Streeter, ND; 5 grandchildren, Melanie Dewald, Denver, CO; Missy Brenneise, Fargo, ND; Joni Cromwell, serving in Korea; Jonathan Schulz, Streeter, ND; Michael Schulz, Streeter, ND; 3 step grandchildren, Talia (Neil) Wittmier, Lincoln, ND; Nora Sperle, Bismarck, ND; Saundra Sperle, Bismarck, ND; 2 step great grandchildren, Jayden Sperle, Lincoln, ND; Erica Wittmier, Lincoln, ND; 2 brothers, Arlo Schulz, Portland, OR; Norman Schulz, Portland, OR; 1 sister, Darlene Melhoff, LaCrosse, WI; 1 step brother, Harry Wolff, Streeter, ND and 1 step sister, Viola Kaufmann, Portland, OR.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother, 1 son, Perry; 1 daughter, LaVonne; 1 sister Freida; 1 brother Eddie and 1 step brother Rueben.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday May 5, 2007 at the United Methodist Church at Streeter, ND, with Rev. Darwin Kopfmann, officiating.
The interment will be made in the Streeter Cemetery at Streeter, ND.
The funeral arrangements are with the Haut Funeral Homes in Gackle, ND. Prayer Service Ė 8:30 Friday at Gackle Visitation Ė 9-9 Friday at Gackle


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
Wednesday, July 3, 1963

Perry Jon Schulz, 20 month-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schulz Jr., rural Streeter, died June 29 from injuries in a pickup truck accident.  The children had taken water to their father and his hired man who were working in the hay field.  While returning to the  farm home, the pickup truck apparently went out of control and overturned a short distance from the farm which is four miles west of Streeter in Stutsman County.

Perry Jon Schulz was born October 12, 1961, at Jamestown.  He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Cynthia Jane, age 12, and Joleen Rae, age 9, one brother, Ricky Fred, age 3, his grandmother, Mrs. Katherine Pfeifle, Elk Grove, Calif., his step grandmother, Mrs. Rose Schulz, Portland, Ore.

The funeral service was July 2 at the EUB Church in Streeter with Rev. G. H. Miltag officiating.  Burial was in the Streeter Cemetery.  Haut Funeral Home of Gackle in  charge.


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Napoleon Homestead [ND]
July 25, 2007

Dennis Schumacher, age 61 of Riverton, WY, died July 19, 2007 at his home in Riverton surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.

Dennis Duane Schumacher was born October 23, 1945 in Dawson to Ben and Elsie Marie (Schettley) Schumacher. Dennis attended schools in Streeter and later Billings Automotive School. He grew up on a farm in North Dakota, moving to Montana at the age of 16 working as a farm hand.
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Casper Star Tribune [WY]
Monday, July 23, 2007

RIVERTON -- A celebration of life for Dennis Schumacher, 61, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Aaron Justice officiating. Cremation will take place after the service. The Wyoming Army National Guard will provide military honors.

He died July 19, 2007, at his home in Riverton, surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Dawson, N.D., to Ben and Elsie Marie (Schettley) Schumacher. He attended schools in Streeter, N.D., and later Billings Automotive School.

He worked road construction until volunteering for the Army and serving in Vietnam as a water purification specialist with the 86th Combat Engineers Platoon. He was honorably discharged as a specialist 4th class in June 1968.

After returning from Vietnam, he met his future wife, Bonnie Jo Kysar, in Deming, N.M., where he was working road construction with both of their fathers. They were married Oct. 30, 1971, in Billings.

He also worked for Frontier Chevy as a mechanic in Billings and spent many more years in road construction. They moved to Kemmerer in early 1981 and he drove truck for the mines, retiring in July 2004.

They were able to travel the last three years, returning to Deming, N.M., and visiting family and friends along the way. He enjoyed making new friends and developed interests in turquoise and wine tasting during their travels.

He was a member of Riverton American Legion Post No. 19, and a past member of the Kemmerer and Park City, Mont., American Legion posts. He was also a member of union locals in Billings and Kemmerer.

He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, sharing root beer floats with his four granddaughters and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of Riverton, son, Josh and his wife of Claremore, Okla.; daughter, Jodi Mootz and her husband of Riverton; four granddaughters; brothers, Gerald Schumacher and his wife of Grand Lakes, Minn., Ron Schumacher of Helena, Mont., Bob Schumacher and his wife of Terry, Mont.; two sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws and a nephew.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for research or to Little Wind Hospice, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, 82501.

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
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Billings Gazette, MT
July 20, 2007

RIVERTON, Wyo. - Dennis Schumacher, age 61, of Riverton, passed away on July 19, 2007, at his home in Riverton, surrounded by his family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

A celebration of life will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Davis Funeral Home. Pastor Aaron Justice will officiate. According to his wishes, cremation will take place after the service. The Wyoming Army National Guard will provide military honors.

Dennis Duane Schumacher was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Dawson, N.D., to Ben and Elsie Marie (Schettley) Schumacher. Dennis attended schools in Streeter, N.D., and later Billings Automotive School.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Riverton; son, Josh and wife Reva, Claremore, Okla.; daughter, Jodi Mootz and husband Loren, Riverton; four granddaughters, Kaleigh Shaye Schumacher, Melissa Jo, Kodie Marie and Katelyn Dawn Mootz; brothers, Gerald Schumacher and wife Suzon, Grand Lakes, Minn., Ron Schumacher of Helena, Mont., Bob Schumacher and wife Jackie of Terry, Mont.; sisters-in-law, Rosemarie Birgenheier, Billings, Judy Belcher and husband Ken, Billings; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother-in-law, John and Rachel Kysar; brothers-in-law, Archie Birgenheier and Dick Kysar; and nephew Scott Belcher.

Online obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.


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Napoleon Homestead [ND]
March 7, 2007

Joseph "Joe" E. Schumacher, 81, Great Falls, MT, a trucker, died of congestive heart failure on Monday, February 26, 2007 in the hospital.

The funeral service was held at Hillcrest Lawn Chapel on Friday, March 2, 2007 with Father Dich Schlosser presiding. Entombment followed at Hillcrest Lawn Mausoleum. Schnider Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Joe was born April 18, 1925 to Peter and Magdalena (Silbernagel) Schumacher of Napoleon. He was raised on a farm south of Napoleon and attended schools there. Joe entered the Army as a Combat Engineer from 1951 to 1953.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
February 6, 2000

Peter Schumacher, 76, Bismarck, died peacefully at his home on Feb. 4, 2000. Services will be held at noon Wednesday, at Church of St. Mary, Bismarck, with the Rev. Charlie Heidt officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, with a rosary service said at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Peter was born on Aug. 23, 1923 the son of Joseph J. and Katherine (Wolf) Schumacher. He was born and raised in Napoleon, and worked on his farm in Rugby where he met and married Loretta Wentz on Jan. 8, 1946. Together they had 10 loving children.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta; his children, Joseph Schumacher, Bismarck, Veronica Selby, Roger Schumacher, Sheila McNeil and Eva Quiroz, all of California, Gloria Terry, Utah, Twyla Evans, Wyoming, and Debra Rickey, Arkansas; 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters, Sebastian Schumacher, Napoleon, Magdalena Mattson, Bismarck, Eva Wolf, Bismarck, Clara Hilla, Michigan, and Joseph Schumacher, California.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Peter Jr. and Robert; his parents; two brothers and three sisters. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck)


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
June 19, 2000

Ervin Schumaker, 67, Fargo, died Friday, June 16, 2000, in Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo.

Ervin, son of August and Otilla (Graf) Schumaker, was born June 30, 1932, in Streeter, ND. His family moved from Streeter to Medina, ND, in 1947. He graduated from Medina High School in 1951 and taught in a one-room schoolhouse near Gackle, ND, for one year. He served in the Army as a medic in Germany during the Korean Conflict (1952 to 1954). He was united in marriage on June 10, 1953, to Irene Moser in Medina. Ervin and Irene moved to Fargo in 1954. Ervin worked for Fairmont Foods, Moorhead, MN, for 25 years and then for Cass-Clay Creamery for 15 years, retiring in 1995. He was the doorman at the Fargo Eagles Club for 8 years.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; two daughters, Shawn Duval (Daniel) of Hutchinson, MN, Sherri Amundson (Monte) of Lone Tree, IA; his precious grandchildren, Dustin, Lindsey, Brielle and Brock; four sisters, Stella Schlaht of Watertown, SD, Lucille Mayer (Clarence) of Medina, Betty Peters (James) of Manley, IA, and Marlys Kunze (Thomas) of Valley City, ND; one brother, Alvin Schumaker (Ione) of Jamestown, ND; and special nieces and nephews.

He was grateful for the wonderful Hospice care he received. The family prefers memorials be directed to Hospice of the Red River Valley, 702 28th Avenue North, Fargo, ND, 58102-1403.

Visitation: Monday from 5 to 8 PM in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo and for one hour before services in the church.
Funeral: Tuesday at 10:30 AM in Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Graveside service: Tuesday at 3 PM in Medina Cemetery, Medina.



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Bismarck Tribune, ND
June 4, 2002

DRISCOLL -- Harry Schumaker, 74, Driscoll, died June 1, 2002, of natural causes. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Steele United Methodist Church, Steele, with the Rev. LaRue Goetz officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Steele. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Eastgate Funeral Chapel, Steele, and for one hour prior to services at the church.

Harry was born June 15, 1927, west of Streeter, the son of John and Christina (Albright) Schumaker. He moved with his parents to the Driscoll area in 1941. He attended country schools and graduated from the eighth grade at Pleasant Hill School. On June 18, 1949, he married Verna Lang in Bismarck. He farmed and ranched his entire life near Driscoll. Harry had an intense love of the land and cattle and, in later years, his garden. He also enjoyed bowling, auction sales, livestock ring sales, visiting with neighbors and friends, spending time with his dogs, following sports, and especially enjoyed fishing. His love for fishing was demonstrated by his entering the Governor's Walleye Cup Fishing Derby annually with his son and placing second in 1993, 1994 and 1995. He also placed third, fourth and eighth out of 252 two-person teams in the past 11 years. The pride and joy of his life was his family, especially his grandchildren, Mandy and Jesse. He always took an active interest in what was going on in their lives.

Harry is survived by his wife, Verna, Driscoll; one son and daughter-in-law, Don and Denise Schumaker, Center, formerly of Washburn; one granddaughter and her husband, Mandy and Anthony Berger, Center; one grandson, Jesse Schumaker, Bismarck; two sisters, Tillie Dewald, Gackle, and Alice Olson, Sterling; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Viola Lang; and three brothers, Alvin, Reuben and Albert.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, December 30, 2010

Loretta "Marty" Schwalk, 68, Columbia Falls, Mont., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, of cancer.

Loretta Martin was born May 6, 1942, in Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Gilbert and Caroline Martin. She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Streeter. She worked as a nurseís aid in Jamestown. She married James Schwalk at Streeter. They moved to Montana in 1969. She worked as a homemaker and later as an inventory clerk for SemiTool. She enjoyed camping, fishing, canning, quilting, snowbirding in Yuma, Ariz., and arranging flowers.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Rory (Janet); two daughters, Ronna Schwalk and Renae (Jeff) Iverson; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Melvin, Eugene, and Kenneth; and a daughter-in-law.

Memorial service: May 7, 2011. Location to be determined.

Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to The Montana Hope Project, PO Box 5927 Helena, MT 59604 or Shriners Childrenís Hospital, 911 W 5th Avenue Spokane, WA 99204.
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Hungry Horse News, Columbia Falls, MT
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Loretta "Marty" (Martin) Schwalk, 68, of Columbia Falls passed away Dec. 19, 2010 from cancer.

She was born May 6, 1942 in Streeter, N.D., to Gilbert and Caroline Martin. Loretta was raised on the family farm with her three brothers Melvin, Eugene and Kenneth.

After graduating high school in 1960 Loretta worked as a nurseís aide in Jamestown, N.D. In 1961 Loretta married James Schwalk in Streeter, N.D.

In 1969 they moved to Montana. Loretta would spend most of her life as a homemaker and mother, raising their three children (Rory, Ronna and Renae). After their children were grown she worked as an inventory clerk at SemiTool. Loretta enjoyed camping, fishing, flower arranging, canning, quilting, snowbirding in Yuma and "happy hour" with family and friends.

Loretta is preceded in death by her parents, her three brothers and her daughter-in-law. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, James, their children Rory and Janet Schwalk, Ronna Schwalk, Renae and Jeff Iverson, and grandchildren Alicia, Danielle, Ian, Joshua and Kayla.

There will be no service per Lorettaís wishes. A celebration of Lorettaís life will be held May 7, 2011.

In lieu of flowers Lorettaís wishes were that donations be made to either of the following: The Montana Hope Project, P.O. Box 5927 Helena, MT 59604; or Shrinerís Childrenís Hospital, 911 W. Fifth Ave. Spokane, WA 99204.

To send a message of condolence to the family please go to www.buffalohillfh.com. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home caring for the family.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 5-10, 2001

Emil Schwartzwalter, 81, Fargo, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Rosewood Nursing Home, Fargo.

Mr. Schwartzwalter was born Dec. 20, 1919, on the family farm six miles southwest of Streeter, N.D., the son of John J. Jr. and Matilda (Pfiefle) Schwartzwalter. He attended the rural school, receiving his elementary education. He attended the Steele (N.D.) High School and later the Cowiche High School, Washington. He later was a student at Music High School, Sacramento, Calif. He entered the U.S. Army Jan. 24, 1942, and served in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater. He was discharged Oct. 29, 1945, with the rank of technical sergeant. He returned to Streeter. He married Ione Wentz July 28, 1946, at Steele. They lived and farmed five miles west of Streeter. In 1963 they moved to Steele, where he operated the Crown Lanes Bowling Alley. In 1967 they moved to Fargo, where he owned and operated the Norge Village Laundromat. In 1970 he operated Fargo's Finest Coin Operated Laundry. In 1982 he sold the laundry business. In 1983 they moved to Tower City, N.D., where he bought the Tower Motel. In 1988 he sold the motel and returned to Fargo for retirement. In April 1993 he entered Rosewood Nursing Home, Fargo. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Fargo, Melvin Bender American Legion Post #265, Streeter, V.F.W. Post #7564, West Fargo and 62nd Armored Field Artillery.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Gregory (Linda), Moorhead, Minn.; four daughters, Myra (Lynn) McCarty, Maxbass, N.D., Merna (Jim) Bredwick, Arnegard, N.D., Melanie (Jon) Loy, West Fargo, N.D., and Mileta (David) Hildahl, Clarkfield, Minn.; two sisters, Lena Schuler, Streeter, and Ella Smith, Mesa, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Dwight Meier officiating.
Burial: Freidens Cemetery, northwest of Streeter, in the spring.
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The Forum, Fargo, ND
March 10, 2001

Emil Schwartzwalter, 81, Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, in the nursing home.

Mr. Schwartzwalter was born Dec. 20, 1919, near Streeter, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He attended high school in Steele, N.D., Cowiche, Wash., and Sacramento, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945. After his military discharge, he returned to Streeter. On July 28, 1946, he married Ione Wentz in Steele. They farmed near Streeter. From 1963 to 1967 they lived in Steele, where they operated Crown Lanes Bowling Alley. In 1967 they moved to Fargo, where they operated Norge Village Laundromat. From 1970 to 1982, they operated Fargoís Finest Coin Operated Laundry. They moved to Tower City, N.D., in 1983, where they owned and operated Tower Motel. They retired to Fargo in 1988. He entered the nursing home in 1993.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Gregory (Linda), Moorhead; four daughters, Myra (Lynn) McCarty, Maxbass, N.D., Merna (Jim) Bredwick, Arnegard, N.D., Melanie (John) Loy, West Fargo, Mileta (David) Hildahl, Clarkfield, Minn.; two sisters, Lena Schuler, Streeter, Ella Smith, Mesa, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Today from 9-9 and Sunday from 1-4 in Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, N.D.
Funeral: Sunday at 4 in the funeral home.
Burial: Freidens Cemetery near Streeter.


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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune, MN
June 10, 2010

Ione E. (Wentz) Schwartzwalter, 88, died on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at the Clarkfield Care Center.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 7 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Streeter, North Dakota, officiated by Pastor Darwin Kopfmann. Interment was at Friedens Cemetery in rural Streeter, North Dakota.

Ione was born December 18, 1921, in Streeter, North Dakota to George and Margaretha (Graf) Wentz. She attended school in Streeter and graduated in 1940. In the fall of 1940, she started work at the Bank of Steele in Steele, North Dakota. She married Emil Schwartzwalter July 28, 1946 at Steele. They lived and farmed five miles west of Streeter. In 1963, they moved to Steele where Ione again worked at the bank. In 1967, they moved to Fargo where she helped her husband operate the Norge Laundry and Dry Cleaning Village. In 1975, she worked at the South Fargo Ben Franklin Store as an assistant manager until the store closed in 1997. In August 2006, she moved to Arnegard, North Dakota to live with her daughter Merna, (Jim) Bredwick. She moved to the Clarkfield Care Center in Clarkfield in April of 2010 due to ill health.

Ione was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Fargo. She was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #265 in Streeter and served as its first president. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Streeter Happy Homemakers Club.

Ione is survived by son Gregory (Linda) Schwartzwalter of Moorhead; four daughters: Myra (Lynn) McCarty, Maxbass, North Dakota; Merna (Jim) Bredwick, Arnegard, North Dakota; Melanie (Jon) Loy Worthington; Melita (David) Hildahl, Clarkfield; sister LoEtta Feigert, Bismarck, North Dakota; brothers Ed (Bev) Wentz, Sun City, Arizona; Ray (Lois) Wentz, Jamestown, North Dakota; LeRoy (Velma) Wentz of Lemmon, South Dakota; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; Stephanie (Jon) Gilbraith, Audrey and Nathan, Glenburn, North Dakota; Robert Cox, Jamestown, North Dakota; Chelsea, Watford City, North Dakota; Greta (Kentucky) Sago, Kaden, Rylan, Trevin, Colson, Aubryn, Sidney, Montana; Clay and Colby Schwartzwalter, Moorhead; Phillip (Maari) Loy, Fargo, North Dakota; Eric and Heather Loy, Worthington; Jenna and Spencer Hildahl, Clarkfield; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements were by Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
May 19, 2004

Bertha Schwarzwalter, 95, Bismarck, formerly of Streeter, died May 13, 2004, at a Bismarck care center.

Bertha was born April 4, 1909, on a farm southeast of Menno, SD, the daughter of Johannes and Eva (Kirschenmann) Spitzer. In 1923, at the age of 14, she moved with her family to a farm nine miles southwest of Streeter in Logan County. She grew up and attended a local rural school. On Nov. 28, 1929, she was united in marriage to Adam Schwarzwalter. They lived in the Streeter area until 1951 when they moved to Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
November 26, 2001

Elton "Speed" Schwarzwalter, 77, Minnesota Veterans Home of Fergus Falls, Minn., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Lake Region Hospital, Fergus Falls.

Mr. Schwarzwalter was born Sept. 18, 1924, the son of Walter and Christine (Spitzer) Schwarzwalter. He grew up and attended school at Streeter, N.D. He was baptized and confirmed at Streeter United Brethren Church, Streeter. He married Clarice Drewelow Aug. 9, 1953. He served during World War II in the 13th Air Force in the South Pacific from 1943-45. He received an honorable discharge Dec. 21, 1945. After the service he farmed near Streeter. In 1964 they moved to Fergus Falls, where he farmed for two years and worked for Lykken Inc. In 1971 he began working as a maintenance man at Holiday Inn, later working at Westridge Mall, both Fergus Falls. He was a member of Church of Peace United Methodist, where he sang in the choir for many years and served on many boards. He was also a member of the VFW and Elks. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by three sons, Wayne, Battle Lake, Minn., Dean, Fergus Falls, and Loren, St. Cloud, Minn.; a brother, Aaron (Ann), Solvang, Calif.; many brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, Church of Peace United Methodist, Fergus Falls, with the Rev. John Strunk officiating.
Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery, Fergus Falls, with military honors by VFW Post 612.
Arrangements by Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dennis K. Schwartzwalter, 61, West Fargo, died Thursday, Nov. 20 Fargo. The funeral was Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 at Calvary United Methodist Church, Fargo. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery, Streeter.

Mr. Schwartzwalter was born on June 8, 1947 in Jamestown.

He grew up in Streeter and graduated from Streeter High School. Dennis later graduated from the University of North Dakota - Ellendale. He married Ardella Schlauch on Aug. 3, 1969 in Kulm. He then taught industrial arts and social studies for five years, before working various sales positions for several years. Dennis also worked in the crop insurance industry for many years. His last position was with Great American Insurance of Fargo.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, December 1, 2003

Anna M. Schweigert, 84, LaMoure, N.D., died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure.

Anna Ley was born Jan. 9, 1919, in McIntosh County, near Ashley, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Katie (Kubler) Ley. She grew up and attended school there. After she finished school, she worked on her parentsí farm until she married Jacob Schweigert on June 24, 1945. They lived near Ashley until 1951, when they moved to a farm near Berlin, N.D. He died June 11, 1987. She moved in the fall of 1998 to Jamestown. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in LaMoure from 1951 to 1998, and a current member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamestown. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

She is survived by two brothers, Rudolph (Irene), Cody, Wyo., and Edwin (Ella), Ashley; and a sister-in-law, Gladys Ley, Jamestown.

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

Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home Chapel, LaMoure, with the Rev. JoAnne Moeller officiating.
Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure.
Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, LaMoure


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 27, 2002

Lea Schweigert, 92, Jamestown, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Lea Lang was born Feb. 1, 1910, in Stutsman County, North Dakota, the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth (Reich) Lang. She attended the local rural school north of Gackle, N.D., where she received her elementary education. She grew up in the Gackle area, where she helped on the family farm. She married Emil Schweigert on July 30, 1929, at Jamestown. They lived on his parents' family farmstead three miles east of Gackle, where they farmed. In 1959 they moved into Gackle. He died June 8, 1984. In 1995 she moved to Boulder, Mont., to live with her daughter, Colette. In 1998 she returned to North Dakota, and entered Central Dakota Village, Jamestown. She was a member of First Congregational UCC Church, Gackle, and Senior Citizens. She enjoyed quilting.

She is survived by two daughters, Colette Brown, Boulder, and Ruby (William) Reimers, Spiritwood, N.D.; two sons, Elmer, Kensal, N.D., and Calvin, Callaway, Minn.; 26 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, First Congregational UCC Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Gordon Moen officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Gackle City Cemetery, Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Ottilia Schweigert, 92, Wishek, N.D., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at the Wishek Retirement Home, Wishek.

Ottilia Presler was born Aug. 9, 1922 [see note], northwest of Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Johannas and Anna (Aeuckle) Presler. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew up near the family farm, where she helped work. She married Christ Retzer on June 25, 1931, in Ashley, N.D. They lived in Gackle, N.D., on his parentsí farm, until moving to a farm near Edgeley, N.D., where they lived until 1934 when they moved to her parentsí farm located about five miles northwest of Fredonia in Logan County. In the fall of 1968, they retired and moved into Lehr, N.D. He died July 2, 1974. She married Lukas Schweigert on June 16, 1975, in Ashley. They lived in Lehr until moving to the Harmony Home at Ashley in 1993. They moved to the Wishek Retirement Home in Wishek, in 1994. He died May 12, 1995.

She is survived by two stepsons, Darrel Schweigert, Enderlin, and Gordon Schweigert, Hutchinson, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Eyvone (Lester) Freyholtz, Fargo, N.D., and Evangeline (Walter) Kleingartner, Fredonia; 13 stepgrandchildren, nine stepgreat-grandchildren and a stepgreat-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, a brother and three sisters.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Congregational Cemetery north of Fredonia, with the Rev. Bob Wittstruck officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Wishek, N.D.

NOTE: SS info to check birthdate.
Name: Ottila Schweigert
Last Residence: 58495 Wishek, McIntosh, North Dakota
Born: 6 Apr 1911
Died: 13 Jan 2004


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Pauline S. Schweinforth, 96, Barnesville, Minn., died Monday, June 14, 1999, in Barnesville Good Samaritan Center.

Miss Schweinforth was born Dec. 28, 1902, in Stutsman County, N.D. In 1911 they moved to Gackle, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She worked as a clerk in Gackle stores until 1928, when she moved to Sidney, Mont. While in Sidney she worked as a salesperson and manager for Yellowstone Store. In 1947 she returned to Gackle, where she again worked as a clerk in local stores. After retiring she lived in Gackle until 1974, when she moved to Lincoln, Neb. In 1984 she moved to Fargo, and she entered the nursing home in Barnesville in 1995.

She is survived by nieces and nephews, Elizabeth (Adam) Brehm, Fargo, Ken Wacker, Greeley, CO, Harold Wacker, Phoenix, AZ, Arlys Boone, Spokane, WA, ...

Date: Wed - June 16, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
June 2, 2000
Jamestown, N.D.

Alice Schweitzer, 89, Jamestown, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, in Jamestown Hospital.

Alice Kinzler was born Nov. 17, 1910 in Fredonia, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On Nov. 10, 1929, she married Fred Schweitzer in Lehr, N.D. They lived near Gackle, N.D. until moving to Spiritwood, N.D., in 1944. In 1947 they moved near Windsor, N.D. He died in 1972. In 1993 she moved to Jamestown.

She is survived by four sons, Floyd (Eva), Valley City, N.D., Howard (Eleanor), St. Onge, S.D., Curtis (Paula), Lead, S.D., Leo (Faye), Bismarck, N.D.; three daughters, Shirley Perrett, Marshall, Wis., Arlene (Eugene) Pfarr, St. Onge, S.D., Joan Empting, St. Cloud, Minn.; three sisters, Esther McKenna, Aberdeen, S.D., Mae (Harold) Wendland, Union City, Calif., Martha Dahl, Bullhead City, Ariz.; 28 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

Visitation: Saturday from 9 to 5 and Sunday from 9 to 11 in Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 1 in St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, N.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Elmer Schweitzer, 79, Jamestown, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Schweitzer was born Aug. 7, 1930, at the family farm south of Gackle, N.D., the son of Gottfried and Maria (Janke-Wolf) Schweitzer. He received his elementary education in the local rural school. In 1944 they moved into Gackle where he graduated from Gackle High School in 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 20, 1948, at Fargo, N.D. He was discharged on Dec. 2, 1952, at George Air Force Base, California, with the rank of staff sergeant. He attended Valley City State College, Valley City, N.D., in 1953 and graduated in 1957. He taught school in Isabel, S.D., and Streeter, N.D. He married Ida Haack on March 29, 1959, at Streeter. They moved to Winston, Ore., in 1959, where he taught school and coached. In 1965 they moved to Granville, N.D., and then to Napoleon, N.D., in 1966 where they lived until 1973. He attended North Dakota State University, Fargo, where he earned his masterís in education, guidance and counseling. They moved to Gackle in 1973 where he was superintendent until 1981. They moved to Bismarck where he worked for Strommen and Associates. She died May 16, 1982. He married Joan Dillenberg on Oct. 21, 1983, at Bismarck. They moved to Gackle in 1988 where he worked for the First State Bank of Gackle until he retired on Dec. 31, 1997. They moved to Jamestown in 2001. He was a member of Atonement Lutheran Church, Jamestown, the Lions Club, American Legion and the Elks.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; a son, Clyde (Fran) Haack, Wasilla, Alaska.; three daughters, Joletta (Doug) Mays, Sandy Lake, Pa., Karla (Keary) Brewster, Lake Lida, Minn., and Cheryl (Jerry Davis) Schweitzer-Davis, Los Angeles; a brother, Bill, Boise, Idaho; a sister, Elsie Wutzke, Myrtle Creek, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Atonement Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Steve Bernston officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: St. Lukes Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, April 24, 2003

Floyd G. Schweitzer, 72, Valley City, N.D., died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, in his home after battling cancer.

Mr. Schweitzer was born Sept. 15, 1930, at Gackle, N.D., the son of Fred and Alice (Kinzler) Schweitzer. He grew up and attended school in Gackle. He later served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Eva Bentz on Dec. 25, 1955. In 1964 they moved to Valley City. He worked on missile silos at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. In the spring of 1966 he worked for Blumer Construction, Valley City. In 1986 he worked for the Barnes County Highway Department, retiring in 1998. He enjoyed playing cards, fixing cars and anything, bird watching, driving, dancing and socializing. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, Eagles and the Last Manís Club.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Cindy Larson and Kathy Hoover, both Valley City; two sons, Duane (Kristi) Schweitzer, Valley City, and Jeff (Renee), Fargo, N.D.; three brothers, Howard (Eleanor), St. Onge, S.D., Curtis Schweitzer, Lead, S.D., and Leo (Faye), Bismarck, N.D.; two sisters, Arlene (Eugene) Pfarr, St. Onge, and Shirley Perrett, Marshall, Wis.; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roy; and three sisters, Betty Thornton, Joan Empting and Mary Haugen.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley City, with the Revs. Ellen Arthur and Thomas Peterson officiating.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Peterson-Johnson-Schuldt Funeral Home, Valley City, and one hour before the service at the church.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
June 23, 1966

Services Held

Gottfried Schweitzer, 82, longtime resident of the Gackle Community died early Thursday Morning, June 16, 1966 at a hospital in Jamestown, North Dakota where he had been hospitalized for about six weeks.

He was born January 29, 1884 in Bessarabia, South Russia, the son of John Schweitzer and Magdalena Wagner Schweitzer. He attended school and grew to manhood in his native land where he and Rosina Hertel were married in January 1906. They came with their family to the United States in 1914 when they settled north of Kulm, North Dakota. A year later they rented a farm northwest of Fredonia in Logan County, where he continued to live following the death of his wife in 1924. On April 19, 1925 he and Maria (Janke) Wolf were married at Fredonia, N.D. The next year in 1926 they moved to a farm 10 1/2 miles southwest of Gackle, where they farmed until 1944 when they moved into Gackle.

He had been Deacon and Trustee to the First Congregational Church in Gackle where he served as janitor for six years prior to his illness.

Surviving are his wife, nine children, Fred Schweitzer, Roseburg, Ore., Ida (Mrs. Arthur Wolf), Fredonia, N.D., Elsie (Mrs. Ben Wutzke), Denhoff, N.D., Erna (Mrs. Joe Schott), Alfred, N.D., William Schweitzer, Reinhold Schweitzer, Boise, Idaho, Robert Schweitzer, Jamestown, N.D., Elmer Schweitzer, Fargo, N.D. three stepchildren Arthur Wolf, Fredonia, N.D., Richard Wolf, Enderlin, N.D., Anna (Mrs. John Schweitzer), Roseburg, Ore., 46 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, one brother John Schweitzer, Jamestown, N.D., one sister Mrs. Emelia Leno, Jud, N.D.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, two sons, two brothers, and one sister.

Funeral services held Sunday afternoon, June 19, 1966 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Gackle with Rev. Emanuel Gackle, pastor officiating. Mrs. Emanuel Gackle played a program of organ music as friends and relatives assembled and left the church. "Droben in Eden" was sung by a sextet, Mrs. J. A. Zimmerman, Miss Pauline Schweinforth, Mrs. D. F. Schlittenhard, Mrs. John P. Schott, Mrs. Paul Schlenker, and Mrs. Emanuel Gackle playing the accompaniment. "My God And I" and "Beyond the Sunset" were sung by a duet Mrs. Marilyn Smith and Miss Ione Wutzke with Miss Doris Wolf playing the accompaniment.

The pallbearers were grandchildren Alvin Wolf, Clarence Wolf, Jeffrey Schott, Floyd Schweitzer, Kenny Wutzke, and Jerome Schweitzer. Burial was in the Gackle Cemetery at Gackle; North Dakota, with the Haut Funeral Home of Gackle in charge of arrangements.

Out of state relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. John Schweitzer, Roseburg, Oreg.; Mr. and Mrs. William Schweitzer and Mr. Reinhold Schweitzer of Boise, Idaho; Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Kriger of Shepherd, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pfarr, Mr. Howard Schweitzer, and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Schweitzer of Lead, S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Donavan Stensrud, Clarkfield, Minn.; Mrs. Paul Bladow of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Mrs. Mary Erickson of Oakland, Calif.; and Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Labrensz of McLaughlin, S.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, July 8, 2010

Raymond Schwehr, 59, Erskine, Minn., died Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center, Erskine.

Mr. Schwehr was born Aug. 13, 1950, at Jamestown, the son of George and Elizabeth (Gurski) Schwehr. He graduated from St. Catherineís School, Valley City, N.D., in 1969. He graduated from the Wahpeton (N.D.) State School of Science in 1971 with a degree in auto mechanics. He married Marcia Steele in 1970. He worked in sales, as a carpenter and as a mechanic. He later married Linda Jackson (Kincannon). He was skilled in several trades, sold merchandise, did carpentry and worked on engines.

He is survived by three daughters, Carrie Schwehr and Heather Schwehr, both Fargo, N.D., and Mary Schwehr, Colorado; three sons, David (Jessica) and Danny (Karena), both Fargo, and John, Colorado; his mother; two brothers, Ron (Rose), Roseau, Minn., and Don (Melida), Jamestown; two sisters, Linda Ratay, Newport, Minn., and Lois Laches, Regent, N.D.; and a special friend, Christine Boushee, East Grand Forks, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: none planned.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, March 21, 2005

Donna Seebart, 87, Bismarck, N.D., died Monday, March 14, 2005, in a Bismarck hospital.  

Donna Mae Krekow was born May 1, 1917, in Streeter, N.D., the daughter of William and Evanna (Putman) Krekow. She graduated from Streeter High School. She attended Concordia College and Ellendale (N.D.) State College, where she received a bachelorís degree in home economics. She taught in LaMoure, N.D., and Finley, N.D., and then worked for the county extension agency. She traveled throughout the West with four other women in a Ford Model A and later spent a summer working in Alaska. She married Archie Seebart in January 1948. They lived in Cooperstown, N.D., and moved to Bismarck in 1950. She was a member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church. She was involved in Medcenter One Volunteer Services, Homemakers Club, League of Women Voters, church circle, Birthday Club and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, sewing, crafts, cooking and baking.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Carole (Kevin) Holfelner, Hancock, N.H.; two sons, Keith (Corrine), Laramie, Wyo., and Gregory (Mary), Wheat Ridge, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

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

Services: held Friday, First Presbyterian Church, Bismarck.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck
Memorials: First Presbyterian Church, Bismarck, or Bismarck Public Library.


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The Jamestown Sun (online), ND
Week of Jan 8-13, 2000

Alvin "Bud" Seher, 76, Vancouver, Wash., formerly Streeter, N.D., died Dec. 9, 2000, at his home, after a lingering illness.

Mr. Seher was a 35-year employee of Alcoa Aluminum as a brick mason, a World War II veteran serving as a tank operator, a member of Smith-Reynolds American Legion Post #14 for 44 years, and a member of Alcoa 25-year Club. He married Tillie Otto in October 1947. After his retirement he did volunteer work at the V.A. Medical Center, Vancouver, for the past 11 years.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Anna (John) Kearney, East Wenatchee, Wash.; a son, Keith (Mindy), Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Helen Babcock, Spokane, Wash., Rosie Meyer, Lake Mills, Iowa, and Leona Muller, Lodi, Calif.; and three grandsons.

Services: Held in Vancouver.


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Napoleon Homestead, ND
July 29, 1964; Page 8

Seher, Streeter Business, Dies

Oscar Seher, 66, longtime resident of the Streeter community, died Saturday, July 25, at Trinity Hospital in Jamestown where he had been following an illness since March of this year.

He was born Sept. 25, 1897, in Eureka, S.D., the son of John and Christina (Keller) Seher. At the age of three he came with his parents in 1900 when they homesteaded on a farm 3 1/2 miles east of Streeter in Stutsman County. He attended the local school and Eureka Lutheran College at Eureka. On Nov. 7, 1915 he and Otillia Hempfer [Rempfer] were married in Streeter.

His business in Streeter included a cream station for five years and a restaurant for 12 years. In 1939 he sold the restaurant and began doing carpenter and contracting work, including the Hope United Church in Streeter and the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle.

He was active in church and community affairs, having been justice of peace for 12 years and mayor of Streeter for three years.

He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Albert Schnaidt, Lodi, Calif., Mrs. Helmuth Grill, Fargo, Mrs. Reinhold Eisenbeis, Lockhart, Minn; four grandchildren, one great grandchild, one brother, John J. Seher, Jamestown, one sister, Mrs. William Remmich, Steele.

The funeral service was set for July 29 at the Hope United Church of Christ in Streeter with Rev. Fritz Hardt officiating. Burial was in Streeter Cemetery. The body was at the Haut Funeral Home until taken to the church on Wednesday.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
Thursday, July 15, 1965

Life Long Streeter Resident Dies in Fargo

Mrs. Oscar Seher, 66, longtime resident of the Streeter community died Friday night July 9, 1965 in Fargo, North Dakota where she had been hospitalized for about two weeks, due to a chronic illness. Otillia Rempfer was born July 28, 1898 in Bessarabia, South Russia the daughter of Christian Rempfer and Marie Schulz Rempfer. At the of nine years in 1907 she came with her parents to the United States where they settled in the Kulm-Jud area of LaMoure County, North Dakota. When she was sixteen years old she came to Streeter where she was employed. She and Oscar Seher were married November 7, 1915 in Streeter, North Dakota. They lived in Streeter where they were in engaged in various businesses and operated a restaurant until 1939 when her husband began carpenter work and building contracting in Streeter.

Surviving are three daughter, Ella (Mrs. Albert Schmaidt), Lodi, Calif., Lillian (Mrs. Helmut Grill), Fargo, North Dakota, Ruth (Mrs. Reinhold Eisenbels), Lockhart, Minn.; four grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Buck, Streeter, N.D., Mrs Bertha Werner, Sacramento, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on July 25, 1964, and several brothers and sisters.

The funeral service was at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 1965 at the Hope United Church of Christ in Streeter with Rev. Fritz Hardt, pastor officiating. Burial was in the Streeter Cemetery. The body was at the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle until it was taken to the church on Wednesday at noon.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Alice Siegle, 88, Jamestown, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Alice Moser was born Feb. 15, 1922, at Medina, N.D., the daughter of Carl and Alma (Meidinger) Moser. She grew up in Streeter and attended Streeter (N.D.) Public School. She married Adolph Siegle on Feb. 16, 1948, at Jamestown. They lived in Streeter. She worked as a grocery store clerk and a sub clerk at the Streeter Post Office for 5 years. They moved to Jamestown in 1971. He died May 30, 1998.

She is survived by a son, Randy (Patty), Jamestown; a brother, Darrel (Amy), Fargo, N.D.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, February 19, 2004

Leona L. Selig, 84, Loveland, Colo., formerly of Jamestown, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, in Bonita Springs, Fla., after a brief illness.

Leona Lynette Brosz was born Aug. 1, 1919. She married Max Selig in 1940. They lived in Jamestown from 1940 until 1973. She was a full-time homemaker and also worked in retail sales and as a library assistant at Jamestown College. The couple lived in Aberdeen, S.D., from 1973 until he retired in 1983, when they moved to Hemet, Calif. He died in 1994. She moved to Loveland two years ago to be near her children.

She is survived by three children, Mal, Gene and Renee; two daughters-in-law, Linda and Sony; two sisters, DeEtta (Gus) Moos and Vi (Nathanial) Suko, both Jamestown; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Memorial services: to be held in Loveland and Hemet.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rose Sender, 64, Carrington, N.D., formerly of Jamestown, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington.

Rose Marie Saari was born Aug. 14, 1944, in Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Oleta (Binford) Saari. She grew up in Duluth, Minn., and Jamestown. She attended school in Jamestown and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1962. She married Kim Sender on March 10, 1963, in Jamestown. They lived on a farm near Jud, N.D. She lived in several North Dakota towns before returning to Jamestown. She entered Golden Acres Manor in 2007 because of ill health.

She is survived by two daughters, Jody Gabel, West Fargo, N.D., and Gail Widmer, Fargo, N.D.; a brother, Robert, Battle Lake, Minn.; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: 11 a.m. today, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Christine Sessler, 90, Dearborn Heights, Minn., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure, N.D.

Christine Speidel was born May 25, 1917, at Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Friedrich and Fredricka (Wegenast) Speidel. She grew up in the Gackle area and attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education. She married Emil Hiller and they lived in upper Michigan. After his death, she continued to live in Michigan. She then married George Sessler. She worked for the Ford Motor Co. until her retirement. She then was an Avon sales representative. She was a member of the United Workers Union.

She is survived by a son-in-law, Chester Schlecht (special friend Freda Brehm), Gackle; a brother-in-law, Ervin Schauer, Jamestown; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by both husbands; a son, Kermit James Hiller; a daughter, Ruth Schlecht; her parents; three brothers; five sisters; and a great-grandson.

Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Ken Schock officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Haut at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service Sunday at the church.
Burial: Wednesday, May 28, 2008, Tuscola County Cemetery, Tuscola, Minn.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, December 4, 2008

George W. Shipley Jr., 74, Streeter, N.D., formerly of the Minnewaukan/Devils Lake, N.D., area, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at MedCenter One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D.

Mr. Shipley was born Dec. 2, 1933, in Devils Lake, the son of George W. and Margaret (Vanderlin) Shipley. He attended Devils Lake Central High School, Devils Lake. He lived in the Devils Lake area for many years before he moved to Streeter. He was a cattle buyer for Long Prairie Meat Packing Company, Long Prairie, Minn., for 25 years. He enjoyed cattle and ranching.

He is survived by three daughters, Veronica (Robert) Sailor , Michelea "Micky" and Jacqueline McCarty, all Devils Lake; eight sons, Patrick (Mary), Lakota, N.D., Gordon, Devils Lake, Kirk (Bette), Felton, Minn., George III (Trudy), Fargo, Dallas (Melissa), Bismarck, Jordan (Lynn), Jamestown, Wade (Jennifer), Polson, Mont., and Dustin (Allison), Minneapolis; three stepdaughters, Jill (Rob) Balzer, Bismarck, Stacy (Rick) Bader, Lehr, N.D., and Carmen (Neil) Nicholsen, Dawson, N.D.; a brother, Charles, Devils Lake; a sister, Karen (Ernie) Osowski, Grand Forks, N.D.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: 11 a.m. today, Trinity Free Lutheran Church, Minnewaukan, with the Rev. Lu Mathison officiating.
Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Burial: Devils Lake Cemetery, Devils Lake.


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Roy G. Shuldheisz, 86, Ellendale, N.D., died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, in Prince of Peace Care Center, Ellendale. Mr. Shuldheisz was born Dec. 15, 1911, in Kulm, N.D., where he grew up and graduated from high school. He attended North Dakota State University for two years, then farmed near Kulm. On May 18, 1935, he married Esther Dockter in Napoleon, N.D. They farmed near Kulm and in 1948 moved to a farm near Monango, N.D. In 1985, he retired. He entered Prince of Peace Care Center in 1997. He is survived by his wife, of Monango; two sons, John, Roy Jr., both Monango; three daughters, Sylvia Dobler, Ellendale, Deborah (Dave) Janz, Dickinson, N.D., Priscilla (Budd) Benfit, Billings, Mont.; 10 grandchildren and 10 ...

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


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Myron D. Seitz, 73, Edgeley, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Oakes Community Hospital, Oakes, N.D.

Mr. Seitz was born Oct. 2, 1936, in Hazen, N.D., the son of Christian and Hedwig (Hildebrand) Seitz. He grew up and attended school in Hazen, graduating from Hazen High School in 1955. He received a bachelorís degree in industrial engineering in 1960 from North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D. He served in the Air National Guard, 178th Fighter Squadron, for two years while attending college. He was also enrolled in the ROTC program for four years and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from NDSU. He entered active duty with the Air Force in 1960 and served until 1963. He married Carolyn Richter on Dec. 27, 1957, at Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen. He worked for the Veteranís Administration in the engineering department in Fargo and later for the General Services Administration. He served with the U.S. Air Force Reserve for the 119th Air Lift Wing at Richards Gebauer Air Force Base in Kansas City, Mo., from 1966-1968. He retired from G.S.A. as a district manager in 1986. He enjoyed flying and earned ratings including instrument flight instructor and multi engine. He enjoyed model radio controlled airplanes, ham radio, hunting fishing and playing musical instruments.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, David (Joan), Prairie Village, Kan., Mark (Margaret), Fredericksburg, Va., and Michael (Jodie), Claremore, Okla.; a daughter, Kristin (Keith) Knight, Pleasant Hill, Mo.; two brothers, Leonhard (Geneva), Arizona, and Edgar (Hazel), Colorado; a sister, Luella Banek, Bismarck, N.D.; and 11 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Jonathan Seitz, and his parents.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Our Redeemerís Lutheran Church, Edgeley, with the Rev. Carl Glamm officiating.

Visitation: none planned.
Arrangements by Lisko Funeral Chapel, Edgeley.
Burial: 2 p.m. Friday, North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, N.D.
Memorials: preferred in lieu of flowers.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, March 15, 2007

Magdalena "Maggie" Siegler, 88, Jamestown, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Magdalena Siegler was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Kulm, N.D., the daughter of John and Katherina (Weisser) Siegler. She grew up and attended school in the Kulm area. She worked at Ellendale (N.D.) College for many years as a cook, and later at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown, in housekeeping. She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, the United Methodist Women and the church circle. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and reading.

She is survived by three sisters, Lorraine Hettich, Bismarck, N.D., Evangeline (Orville) Wolf, Sacred Heart, Minn., and Viola Swain, Eugene, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 10 brothers and sisters.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Kulm Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, January 27, 2005

Wilbert Siegler, 77, Kulm, N.D., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at his home.

Mr. Siegler was born Oct. 11, 1927, in Kulm, the son of John and Katherina (Weisser) Siegler. He grew up in the area and attended rural school. He was baptized and confirmed in the Kulm Congregational Church. He farmed in the Kulm area before entering the service. He served during the Korean War. After being discharged he returned to Kulm and continued farming. In 1955, he went to work at Northern Improvement Co. for about 40 years.

He is survived by four sisters, Lorraine Hettich, Bismarck, N.D., Evangeline Wolf, Sacred Heart, Minn., Viola Swain, Eugene, Ore., and Maggie Siegler, Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lilly Beam; a brother, John; four half brothers, Emil, George, Albert and Jake; and three half sisters, Clara, Anna and Rosie.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: First Congregational Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, July 6, 2007

Joseph Silbernagel, 74, Napoleon, N.D., died Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at Innovis Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Mr. Silbernagel was born Oct. 15, 1932, on the family farm near Napoleon, the son of Anton and Annie (Horner) Silbernagel. He grew up and attended rural school Manheim #3. He lived and farmed in rural Napoleon. He moved to Gackle (N.D.) Nursing Home in Dec. 2002. He was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by three sisters, Ida Doll, Dawson, N.D., Ann Woehl, Bismarck, N.D., and Luella (Endel) Kent, Steele, N.D.; and five brothers, George, Rogers, Minn., Don, Kathryn, N.D., and John, Tony and Clem, all Napoleon.

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

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


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Eileen Silzle, 72, Jamestown, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Ave Marie Village, Jamestown.

Eileen Silzle was born Nov. 8, 1937, at Steele, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Amelia (Roemmich) Silzle. She attended school in Tappen, N.D., and graduated from Medina High School, Medina, N.D. She worked in Jamestown and then moved to Arkansas. She returned to Jamestown and worked at the North Dakota State Hospital. She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church. She enjoyed attending adult Sunday school, Bible study and Sunday evening services.

She is survived by four aunts, Edna Sheets, Jamestown, Erna Martin, Tappen, N.D., Miriam Roemmich, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Phyllis Roemmich, Bismarck, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. David Bambas officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, April 21, 2007

Delores Simms, 81, Fountain City, Wis., died Monday, April 16, 2007, at Community Memorial Hospital, Winona, Minn.

Delores L. Eslinger was born May 11, 1925, in Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Christ and Pauline (Burkle) Eslinger. She married Allen Simms in 1944, in Sacramento, Calif. He died in 1965. She retired from Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown, after 20 years of employment as a licensed practical nurse. She moved to Fountain City in 1990.

She is survived by three brothers, LeMar, Idaho Falls, Idaho, Jim (Arlene), Lincoln, Neb., and the Rev. Delino (Rona), Omaha, Neb.; four sisters, Alice Herrmann and Grace Schmitt, both Jamestown, Viola Konrad, Kulm, N.D., and Lulla Malinari, Mountain City, Nev.

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

Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Winona, with the Rev. Delino Eslinger officiating.
Visitation: one hour before the service at the funeral home.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, July 07, 2010

After an amazing ten-year fight against breast cancer, Rachael Skjonsby, 50, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on July 5, 2010.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at Church of the Ascension in Bismarck with Rev. Marvin Klemmer officiating. Burial will be at St. Maryís Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3:00 Ė 9:00 PM at Eastgate Funeral Service in Bismarck where a prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Rachael Renee (Kelsch) Skjonsby was born on October 24, 1959, in Jamestown, ND, the daughter of Leo and Ruth (Miller) Kelsch. Rachael graduated from Edgeley High School. She was employed with Golden & Land Oil Company from 1992 until 2006 and worked for Petro-Hunt, L.L.C. from 2004 until present.

Being a creative individual, Rachael enjoyed spending hours in her garden and creating beautiful crafts. She also loved spending time doing photography and creating scrapbooks of her family and the many adventures and memories her life offered to her. Rachael was also a team mom for the Bismarck Figure Skating Club, synchronized skating teams. Most of all, Rachael enjoyed the quality time she had with her family and friends. She cherished and fought for every moment she had and was an extraordinary woman.

Rachael is survived by her children, Colin (Kristie), Justin (Annette), and Megan; her seven grandchildren; her siblings, Pam, Don, Mary Anne (Gary), Terry (Jan), Peg (Rod), and Donna (Marco).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Ruth Kelsch.

Go to www.eastgatefuneral.com to share memories of Rachael and to sign the online guestbook.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Edna Smith, 81, Prineville, Ore., died Sunday, March 16, 2008.

Edna Violet Job was born April 8, 1926, in Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Christina (Ruether) Job. She married Ronald LeRoy Smith on April 9, 1945 in Jud, N.D. They farmed for 12 years. They ran a truck stop for two years in Adrian, N.D., and moved to Portland, Ore., in 1954. She worked in a dry cleanerís store and then for Electronics Specialties, Portland. She retired in 1986 and moved to Prineville. She was secretary for the Idelway Improvement District, Prineville, for 20 years. She was a member of Timothy Lutheran Church, Portland, where she was the wedding hostess for more than 11 years. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, baking and painting.

She is survived by her husband; a son, Gary (Colleen), Ocean Park, Wash.; a daughter, Yvonne (Thomas) McGraw, Lynwood, Wash.; three brothers, Ernest, Great Falls, Mont., Bud, Windsor, N.D., and Don, Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters, Katie Hollingsworth, Virginia, Elsie Dallman, The Dalles, Ore., and Lillian Skattum, Adrian; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry; a daughter, Vivian; her parents; four brothers; and four sisters.

Services: none planned.
Arrangements by Prineville Funeral Home, Prineville.
Memorials: Pioneer Memorial Hospice, 1201 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR 97754.


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The Jamestown Sun (online), ND
Week of Dec. 26-30, 2000

Emanuel Sommerfeld, 92, Gackle, N.D., died Sunday Dec. 24, 2000, at Gackle Care Center, Gackle.

Mr. Sommerfeld was born Aug. 4, 1908, at the family farm home northwest of Gackle, the son of Gottfried and Kathryn (Rath) Sommerfeld. He grew up at the Gackle area, where he attended and received his elementary education at a local rural school. He married Emma Zimmerman Nov. 3, 1932, at Jamestown. They lived on a farm near Gackle, where they farmed. In 1963 they moved to Downey, Calif., where he worked in a plastic pipe business. In 1973 they retired and returned to Gackle. In 1983 they moved to Jamestown. In 1997 they entered the Gackle Care Center. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, Gackle, and attended the Church of Nazarene, Jamestown. He enjoyed playing the accordion.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Myla Fern (Douglas) Burton, Peoria, Ariz., and Janell (Roger) Wegner, Nampa, Idaho; a sister, Hulda (Fred) Schmierer, Jamestown; two half sisters, Eldina Hehn, Jamestown, and Lenora (Robert) McCormack, Bellingham, Wash.; six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, Haut Funeral Chapel, Gackle, with Dr. Roger Wegner and the Rev. Harvey Motis officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, in the spring.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
October 5, 2001

Emma Sommerfeld, 93, Napoleon, N.D., formerly Gackle, N.D., died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.

Emma Zimmerman was born Feb. 19, 1908, northwest of Gackle, the daughter of Gottlieb and Jacobina (Kerner) Zimmerman. She grew up in the Gackle area, where she received her elementary education in a rural school and helped on the family farm. She married Emanuel Sommerfeld Nov. 3, 1932, at Jamestown. They lived on a farm seven miles northwest of Gackle. In 1963 they moved to Downey, Calif., where he worked in a plastic pipe business. In 1973 they retired and returned to Gackle. In 1983 they moved to Jamestown. In 1997 they entered the Gackle Care Center. He died Dec. 24, 2000. Following his death she continued to live in Gackle. In April 2001 she entered the Napoleon Care Center. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Gackle.

She is survived by two daughters, Myla Fern (Douglas) Burton, Peoria, Ariz., and Janell (Roger) Wegner, Nampa, Idaho; a brother, Emil, Napoleon; two sisters, Alice Nitschke, Gackle, and Elta (Jake) Sommerfeld, Longview, Wash.; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

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

Graveside services: 3:30 p.m. Friday, Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sarah Sommerfeld, 95, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at MedCenter One Golden Manor, Mandan, N.D.

Sarah Knodel was born March 24, 1914, south of Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Jacob Jr. and Christine (Fandrich) Knodel. She grew up and attended school in Streeter. She worked for Noah Schlasinger and also for Harry Mackin Hotel, both Streeter, for many years. She married Henry Sommerfeld on Oct. 17, 1937, at Gackle. They lived on his parentís farm until 1956 when they moved into Gackle and built a new home. She worked for Gackle Locker Plant until she retired. He died in 1993. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Gackle. She enjoyed doing crafts, quilting, gardening, canning, going to church and her cats.

She is survived by a daughter, Myrna Dethloff, Bismarck, N.D.; two sons, Harley (Karen), Fargo, N.D., and Myron (Jenneice), Valley City, N.D.; a sister, Jackie Beach, Milwaukie, Ore.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three sisters, Bertha, Amelia and Adelia; an infant brother; and a grandson, Scott.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, First United Church of Christ, Gackle, with the Rev. Tim Blackman officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.
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Valley City Times-Record (ND) 
December 17, 2009

Sarah Sommerfeld, 95, Gackle, N. D., died early Monday evening, Dec. 14, 2009, at MedCenter One Golden Manor in Mandan, N. D.

Sarah Knodel was born March 24, 1914, south of Streeter, N. D., the daughter of Jacob Knodel Jr. and Christine (Fandrich) Knodel. She received her elementary education in Streeter. She worked for Noah Schlasinger and also for Harry Mackin Hotel for many years in Streeter.

She and Henry Sommerfeld were married Oct. 17, 1937, in Gackle. They made their home on his parent's farm until 1956 when they moved into Gackle and built a new home. She worked for the Gackle Locker Plant until her retirement. Following the death of her husband in 1993, she continued to reside in Gackle. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Gackle. She enjoyed doing her crafts, quilting, gardening, canning and being active in her church. She also enjoyed time with her cats.

She is survived by her daughter, Myrna Dethloff, Bismarck, N. D.; two sons, Harley (Karen) Sommerfeld, Fargo, N. D.; Myron (Jenneice) Sommerfeld, Valley City, N. D.; six grandchildren, Bonnie, Dan, Matt, Julie, Lori and Marcus, one sister, Jackie Beach, Milwaukie, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson, Scott, three sisters, Bertha, Amelia, Adelia and one brother in infancy.

The funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the First United Church of Christ in Gackle, N. D., with Rev. Tim Blackman, officiating. The internment will be in the Gackle Cemetery. Visitation:9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Haut Funeral Homes in Gackle.


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EDDY FUNERAL HOME, Jamestown, ND

Dates:
Birth date: June 05, 1917
Death date: December 28, 2010

David Walter Somsen, 93, Jamestown, North Dakota died Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Eventide at Hi-Acres, Jamestown.

David was born June 5, 1917 at Woodworth, ND, the son of David and Phebe (Warne) Somsen. He grew to manhood in the Woodworth area and then moved with his parents to Courtenay.

In the 1940\'s, he moved to a farm north of Kensal, where he lived all his life, until his retirement. On September 17, 1946, David and Rose Bata were married at the St. John's Parrish House in Kensal. They continued to farm until they retired and moved into Kensal. They are the parents of three children.

David is survived by his wife, Rose, of 64 years, Jamestown; one son, James (Ione) Somsen, Jamestown; two daughters, Judy Somsen, Kensal, ND and Joyce Carlson, Jamestown; six grandchildren, Ryan (Jess) Somsen, Dazey, ND, Rick Somsen, Hannaford, ND, Ron (Joanie) Somsen, Kensal, ND, Rory Somsen, Fargo, ND, Jaime (Christopher) Hanshaw, Lincoln, CA, and Jennifer Carlson (Tommy Mills), Tallahassee, FL; six great-grandchildren and one on the way; one brother, Obert (Johanna) Somsen, Jamestown; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Somsen, Courtenay.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Franklin and Warne; and one sister, Lois.

Visitation: 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, January 2, 2011 at the Eddy Funeral Home.
Service: 2:00 PM, Monday, January 3, 2011 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating.
Cemetery: Spring Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, North Dakota


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Dorothy Southard, 69, Streeter, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at her home.

Dorothy Collier was born May 22, 1936, in Hewitt, Minn., the daughter of Claude and Roberta (Rodgers) Collier. The family moved to Kent, Wash., when she was young. She received her elementary education near Kent where she grew up. She married Howard L. Southard in 1961. They lived in Kent, where she worked in the home. He died in 1978. She moved to Streeter in 2000.

She is survived by a daughter, Grace (Roger) Tanaka, Streeter; a brother, Arthur, Rochester, Wash.; three sisters, Betty Jo (Roger) Sage, Kent; Alice Jenkinson, Streeter, and Linda (David) Green, Auburn, Wash; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial service: planned at a later date in Kent.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle, N.D.


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
December 23, 2000
Gackle, N.D.

Anna Marie Speidel, 89, Gackle, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, in Wishek (N.D.) Hospital.

Anna Marie Gahner was born April 2, 1911, near Jud, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Christ Speidel March 3, 1933, near Gackle, where they farmed. They quit farming in 1970. They retired in 1986 and moved into Gackle in 1988. He died in 1988.

She is survived by a son, Wilbert , San Jose, Calif.; three daughters, Delight May (Harry) Madcke, Bremerton, Wash., Yvonne Ann (Keith) Wurtele, Lead, S.D., DeAnn (Calvin) Schlenker, Gackle; two sisters, Ida Lippert, Wishek, Verna Mayer, Jamestown, N.D.; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral: Tuesday at 2:30 in First United Church of Christ, Gackle.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery. (Haut, Gackle)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 11, 2002

Emelia Speidel, 82, Jamestown, died Friday, March 8, 2002, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Emelia Elhard was born July 11, 1919, near Jud, N.D., the daughter of John G. and Magdalena (Kuhn) Elhard. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew up in the area, where she helped on the family farm. She was confirmed in 1933 at Kulm Congregational Church, Kulm, N.D. She married Gottfried Speidel April 2, 1939, at his parents' farm near Gackle, N.D. They lived on the family farm 14 miles southwest of Gackle. In 1948 they moved into Gackle. He died March 17, 1949, and she moved to Kulm, where she worked at Art's Super Value for two years and Kulm cafe as a waitress for 18 years. She and her daughter, Loretta, were custodians for Kulm Congregational Church for four years. In 1995 she entered Rock of Ages, Jamestown. On Nov. 18, 1997, she entered Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown. She was a member of Kulm Congregational Church and a Sunday school teacher for 16 years.

She is survived by two brothers, Edwin, Jamestown, and Wilbert (Evelyn), Jud, N.D.; three sisters, Ruth Boling, Lodi, Calif., Emma Heidinger, Kulm, and Esther (Charles) Ljungren, Sebeka, Minn.; and two sisters-in-law, Elvera Elhard, Bismarck, N.D., and Christine Sissler, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a daughter, Loretta; an infant daughter; a brother; and a sister.

Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Bill Bradley officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
July 15, 1965

John Speidel Services Held in Oregon

Funeral services for John Speidel, 77, who died in McMinnville, Friday, were held at the Church of God, Wednesday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m.; with the Rev. Lucille Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Valley View Memorial park. The Brown Funeral Home was in charge.

Mr. Speidel was born at Beresina, South Russia, May 25, 1888, the son of Christian and Mary Speidel. On October 6, 1922 at Fredonia, N. Dak. he was united in marriage to Louise M. Findel, who survives. He came to Oregon in 1941 and for the past 23 years made his home in Newberg.

Surviving, besides Mrs. Speidel, are five sons, John, Wenatchee, Wash.; Martin, Menasha, Wisc.; Harold, Roseburg; Arthur, St. Paul; and Elmer, Port Alberni, B.C. Canada; for daughter, Elsie Jensen, Appleton, Wisc.; Mary Nelson, Ricker Bay, Wisc.; Shirley Bauder, Carlton, and Bertha Swanson, Litchfield, Minn.; McLaughlin, S.D.; Gottlieb, Wishek, N.D. three sisters, Christina Schlect [Schlecht] of Edgeley; Magdelena Schadler of Drydin [Dryden], Wash.; Ottilia Schadler of Cashmere, Wash.; 22 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


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Grand Forks Herald, ND
September 13, 1988


Services for John Speidel, 71, Hazen, N.D., and formerly of Carrington, were Saturday in Gackle, N.D. He died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1988, in a Bismarck hospital after an illness.

John Speidel was born June 17, 1917, in Fredonia, N.D., the son of John and Christina Speidel. He farmed with his family at Gackle and served with the U.S. Army. After he married Violet Borth Nov. 15, 1942, in Medina, N.D., they lived in Medina where he was a partner in the Medina and Carrington Department Stores for 27 years. They moved to Carrington in 1960 and to Hazen in March 1984.

Surviving are his wife; sons, Del, Tucson, Ariz., Dallas, Hazen; six grandchildren; his stepmother, Emelia Spitzer, Grand Forks; brother, Robert, Bakersfield, Calif.; and sister, Helen (Mrs. Robert) Schlittenhardt, Thompson, N.D.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Theodore.


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Loretta LaVerne Speidel, 55, Jamestown, N.D., died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, in her home.

Miss Speidel was born Oct. 11, 1943, in Jamestown. She lived with her family near Gackle, N.D., until 1949. She then moved to Kulm, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She worked as a custodian for a Kulm church for four years, and also worked for Kulm Cafť for 14 years, while caring for her mother. In 1995 she moved to Jamestown, where she worked for a group home.

She is survived by her mother, Emelia Speidel, Jamestown. Visitation: Today from 9 to 9 in Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown. ...

Date: Fri - August 6, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The funeral for Fred Spilloway, 106, of Sioux Falls, and formerly of Groton, was held Monday at the Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel in Groton. The Rev. William Duncan officiated. Burial was in the Groton Union Cemetery.

He died Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Covington Heights Health Care Center in Sioux Falls.

Fred Spilloway was born March 14, 1892, in Odessa, Russia, to Helko and Vera (Chermiskhauk) Spilloway. As a young child, he moved with his family to Gackle, N.D. As a young man, he homesteaded in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. While in Canada, he served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force from June through December 1918. He then returned to the United States.

He married Martha Moos on September 10, 1925, at Gackle. They made their home in the Langford and Pierpont area. In 1956, they moved to Groton. He was a resident of Colonial Manor in Groton, and then the Aberdeen Living Center for two years. He had lived at Covington Heights since 1995.

Survivors include four daughters, Ruth Olson of Langford, Violet Olson of Andover, Vera (Norval) Goehring of Hitchcock, and Marge Neumann of Mitchell; 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, one son, three grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.

Casketbearers included Paul Neumann, Scott Neumann, Doug Neumann, Todd Goehring, Tad Goehring and Dan Hepper.

Aberdeen American News, SD
Published May 3, 1998


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The Lodi News-Sentinel, CA
Thursday, March 27, 1997

William Spilloway, 90, of Lodi died March 26 at a local convalescent hospital following an extended illness.  He was born Feb. 3, 1907, in Gackle, N.D.

Mr. Spilloway was raised in Gackle and married Dora Minkoff there in 1930.  The couple lived there and in Oregon before moving to Lodi in 1934.

He was employed with Supermold in Lodi for 38 years, retiring in 1972.  He was a member of the Molders Union Local No. 64.  He enjoyed traveling, fishing, and assisting his neighbors with yardwork and gardening they were unable to perform.

Mr. Spilloway is preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Sandy and John Spilloway; and two sisters Anna Kedalo and Vara Kirvida.

Mr. Spilloway is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dora Spilloway of Lodi; a son Gerald Spilloway of Lodi; a brother, Fred Spilloway of South Dakota; and a grandchild.

A graveside service is 2 p.m. Monday at Cherokee Memorial Park with Pastor Ran Dotson of Heartland Community Church of Lodi Officiating.  Visitation is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday , 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Gierhart-Wells & Donabue Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Institute, 1170 Morse Ave., Sunnyvale [CA] 94089-1625 or the Alzheimer's Aid Society, 105 S. Washington St., Lodi 95240.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Martha Stahlhut, 78, Jamestown, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Martha Carolyn Schubert was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Grand Forks, N.D., the daughter of Buell Wood and Hazel (Skjulsted) Schubert. She lived in Grand Forks, Cando, N.D., and Minnesota. She graduated from Central High School, Grand Forks. She married Duane Elmer Stahlhut on Feb. 10, 1951, in Grand Forks. They lived in Grand Forks, moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., and later returned to Grand Forks. They moved to Jamestown in 1957. She worked as a bookkeeper at Schubertís, Jamestown, the James River Senior Center, Jamestown, for more than 20 years, Country Nutrition, Jamestown, and provided foster care and day care. She was a charter member of Atonement Lutheran Church, Jamestown, where she served in circle and on the council. She was active in Eastern Star, where she was a past matron, and homemakers. She enjoyed crafts, camping, and watching hockey and football.

She is survived by two daughters, Kari Brantley, Salida, Calif., and Beth (Roger) Dewald, Jamestown; two sons, Paul (Joan), and Rollie (Carol), both Jamestown; two sisters, Lilly Walker, Newfoundland, Canada, and Smithe (Robert) Docktor, Helena, Mont.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Marvin.

Memorial Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Atonement Lutheran Church, Jamestown.
Visitation: none planned. Arrangements by Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
Memorials: to the American Red Cross, Atonement Lutheran Church, or James River Senior Center.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, January 22, 2009

Calvin "Cal" Spitzer, 83, of Billings passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009 after a short battle with cancer.

Cal was born on August 29, 1925 in Streeter, ND, a son of Phillip and Lydia Spitzer. He married the love of his life, Doris Andres, on September 24, 1948 in Jamestown, ND. The first 3 years of their marriage they farmed in Streeter, ND and then moved to Jamestown for 2 years. From there they moved to Billings, MT where they raised 6 children; Debbie (Nolan) Krieger of Billings, Steve (Sandi) Spitzer of Dundee, OR; Sandra (Bill) Stout of Cul-de-sac, ID, Susan (Larry) Diedrich of Billings, David (Teresa) Spitzer of Billings, and Don (Shirley) Spitzer of Billings. He and Doris celebrated their 60th anniversary last August.

Cal worked in road construction and retired from H.L. Ostermiller Construction. He proudly attended the New Apostolic Church and loved the Lord with all his heart. He was the proudest when his family attended church with him, filling two full pews.

Along with his children and his wife, Cal is survived by 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 4 siblings, Richard and Delano Spitzer of Minnesota, and Erma Ginger and Herbert Spitzer of North Dakota.

As his family, we want to express our heartfelt thanks to Dadís two special Hospice Angels, Chris and Ronda.

Hereís to you Dad, remembering you with the twinkle in your eye and the grin on your face. To a special husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather we send our love to you. Danke SchŲn!!

Visitations will begin Friday morning at the Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th St. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 24 at the New Apostolic Church, half block south of Broadwater on 15th St. West, with cremation to follow. A fellowship gathering will follow the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the New Apostolic Church or Rocky Mountain Hospice.


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Helmuth Spitzer, 76, Streeter, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, in his home.

Mr. Spitzer was born March 6, 1923, near Streeter, where he attended school. After graduating from Streeter High School in 1942, he attended Dakota Business College, Fargo, for one year. On June 3, 1945, he married Lorraine Burkhart in Max, N.D. They farmed near Streeter. In 1987 they retired and moved into Streeter.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Randy (Wanda), Fargo; a daughter, Karla (Scott Friedman) Spitzer, Somas, Calif.; four brothers, Calvin, Billings, Mont., Richard, Delano, both Minneapolis, Herbert, Streeter; two sisters, Rosella Kirschenmann, Grand Forks, N.D., Erma (Wilmer) Gienger, Jamestown, ...

Date: Mon - December 6, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
May 19, 2008

Harold Howard Spitzer, 90, Bismarck, died May 14, 2008, in Galeon Memorial Nursing Home, Osakis, Minn. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Ashley.

Harold was born in Ashley on Oct. 10, 1917, to Christian and Christina (Nitschke) Spitzer. He attended Ashley Public School, graduating in May 1935. Upon graduation, Harold worked in the harvest fields of McIntosh County and with a building contractor in Grand Forks. In 1937, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps helping to build roads through Zion National Park in Utah. He returned to North Dakota in 1938 to begin a 45-year career in law enforcement and public service. From 1938 through 1950, he served as deputy county auditor and deputy sheriff for McIntosh County.

On Aug. 4, 1941, he married Bertha Schnabel in Danzig, N.D. He joined the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in 1951 as district game warden and in 1955 was named chief game warden for the state of North Dakota, a position he held until his retirement in 1983. Upon retirement, he was proud to receive the North Dakota Heritage Award for his contributions to the state from Gov. Allen Olson.

He was an active member of the Elks and Eagles clubs, the North Dakota Wildlife Federation, the National Rifle Association and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Bismarck since 1961. Bismarck was his home until March 2008, when Harold and Bertha moved to Minnesota to be closer to their children. Most important to Harold were his family, his neighbors and his many friends.

Harold is survived by his wife, Bertha; his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen (Gene) Fynboh, Brandon, Minn., and Maxine (Mike) Olson, Green Bay, Wis.; his grandchildren, Marin (Dan) Howe, Rochester, Minn., Derek (Jami) Fynboh, Denver, Greg (Naomi) Fynboh, Donnelly, Minn., Cory (Jessica) Fynboh, Brighton, Colo., Andrew Olson, Boulder, Colo., and Alex Olson, Milwaukee, Wis.; and his great-grandchildren, Nate, Nic and Noah Howe, Ferris Fynboh and Isabel, Lydia and Sawyer Fynboh.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, July 15, 2005

Lena Spitzer, 83, Streeter, N.D., died Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, N.D., due to heart and kidney failure.

Lena Kirschenmann was born Feb. 8, 1922, at the family farm southwest of Streeter, the daughter of John Sr. and Magdalena (Graf) Kirschenmann. She grew up in the area and attended the local school. She married Leo Spitzer on June 27, 1947, at Streeter. They worked at State Bank of Streeter, which they purchased and operated since 1968. He died Dec. 4, 1986. She continued to help at the bank. She was a member of Hope United Church of Christ, Womenís Guild and American Legion Auxiliary, all Streeter.

She is survived by two daughters, Veronica Strehle, Plymouth, Minn., and Colleen Becker, Baltimore, Md.; a son, Bryan (Glenna), Streeter; a sister, Bertha (Philip) Dewald, Streeter; and five grandchildren.

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

Services: 4 p.m. Sunday, Hope United Church of Christ, Streeter, with the Rev. Barbara Murray officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle, N.D.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial: Streeter City Cemetery, Streeter.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, October 31, 2008

Mandy Steckler, 31, Jamestown, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Mandy Hoffman was born June 28, 1977, in Ellendale, N.D., the daughter of Tommy and Rhonda (Dockter) Hoffman. She grew up and attended school in Ashley, N.D., graduating in 1997. She worked as a caregiver until 2001. She moved to Jamestown in 2001. She worked at Wal-Mart for one year. She married David Steckler on May 3, 2003, in Jamestown. She became ill and entered Ave Maria Village in January 2004. She enjoyed reading, embroidery and cooking.

She is survived by her husband; her mother, Rhonda (Leon) Piatz, Ashley; her father, Frederick, S.D.; a sister, Morgan (Chris) Meyer, Bismarck, N.D.; four half-brothers, Ty Hoffman, Frederick, and Shane Hoffman, Dalton Piatz and Wyatt Piatz, all Ashley; two stepsisters, Melissa Bertsch, Ashley; and Amanda Metzger, Eureka, S.D.; her mother-in-law, Nancy Steckler, Jamestown; her father-in-law, Dan Steckler, Jamestown; a sister-in-law, Kyla Steckler, Jamestown; and her grandfather, G.J. Hoffman, Ashley.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and three grandparents.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, First Church of the Nazarene, Jamestown, with the Rev. Richard Reynolds officiating.
Visitation: noon to 6 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Congregational Cemetery, Kulm, N.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Otis Elbert Steele, 86, of Pingree, ND, formerly of Jud, ND, died Saturday, November 14, 2009 at his farm near Pingree.

Otis was born on the family farm near Jud on December 17, 1922, the son of Fred and Virgie (Kimmons) Steele. He left home to attend high school in Edgeley, 24 miles from the farm, returning home on the weekends. After graduating from high school, Otis went on to study briefly at NDSU before returning home to help on the farm during the war. Otis spent the next 50-plus years farming, first at the family farm near Jud, and later at his farm near Pingree, which he purchased in 1968.

Otis was a man before his time. He was a natural health aficionado long before it became popular. He ground his own flax meal and used natural remedies to cure the few ailments that afflicted him over the years. He was an avid reader and deep thinker who loved to philosophize and discuss ideas. He loved nature and gardening, and even after he retired from farming, he spent much of his time outdoors nurturing his trees, shrubs, berries, tomatoes, and other plants. He planted shelter belts to provide a home for wildlife and to protect the soil, and he cared deeply about the birds, lamenting that some of his favorite species were disappearing. He was admired for his impeccable yard and garden and for the large, sweet strawberries that he enjoyed sharing with his neighbors. Otis was also a talented letter writer whose entertaining letters were eagerly awaited by family and friends. Otisí other favorite pastimes were debating politics, researching on the Internet, and traveling to Texas during the winter months.

Otis is survived by sister-in-law, Grace Steele of Jamestown, ND; nephews and niece, Brian Steele of Jamestown, ND; Rick (Kathy) Steele of Hunter, ND; Randall Halverson of Indianapolis, IN; Jason (Rosa) Halverson of San Antonio, TX; and Andrea (Richard) Sit of Shorewood, MN; great nieces, Leann, Katie, and Chandra Steele of Hunter, ND; Jessica and Sarah Halverson of San Antonio, TX; and Karalee and Claudia Sit of Shorewood, MN; and cousins, Donald Steele of San Diego, CA; Edward Leech of Plymouth, MN; and Elizabeth Aust of Glendale, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Duane Steele of Jud, ND; and sister and brother-in-law, Mary Myrl (Steele) and Andrew Halverson of Brookings, SD.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Friday, November 20, 2009 at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, with Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating.
Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, November 19, 2009 and one hour before the service at Eddy Funeral Home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, North Dakota

Memorials are preferred to Alfred Dickey Public Library, 105 3rd Avenue SE, Jamestown, ND 58401.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
May 5, 2009

Edwin Steinert, 90, Bismarck, died May 2, 2009, in a Bismarck care center. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church south Campus, with Pastor Craig Schweitzer officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bismarck Funeral Home and continues one hour prior to the service at the church.

Edwin was born Feb. 25, 1919, in Regan, to Gottlieb and Karoline (Dank) Steinert. He was raised on a farm near Regan and married Magdaline (Forderer) on Oct. 11, 1941, in Bismarck. Following his discharge from the U.S. Air Force, he worked with Ford Motor Company in Bismarck as a mechanic, until his retirement in 1981. He was active in the AMVETS, Elks, Moose, Eagles and American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Magdaline; three daughters, Beverly (Gary) Hochhalter, Shakopee, Minn., LaVerne (Barry) Johnson, Rapid City, S.D., and Deborah (Kerry) Carpenter, Bismarck; six grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Addyman, Eden Prairie, Minn., Sandra (Charlie) Edwards, Bethel, Minn., Andrew Johnson, Rapid City, and special friend, Andrea Anderson, Christopher (Jennifer) Johnson, Rapid City, Jennifer (Tony) Carlson, Phoenix, and Mathew (Tammy) Hefter, Glendale, Ariz.; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Peggy and her husband, Bill Hefter; eight brothers; and two sisters.


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The Devil's Lake Journal, ND
August 17, 2001

Berneice Steinke, 55, of Langdon, N.D. died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, in the maple Manor Care Center at Langdon.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the Brooks Funeral Home, Langdon. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Dresden, N.D.

Berneice Irene Steinke was born Aug. 18, 1945 in Langdon, the daughter of Gustav and Anna Greening Steinke. She was raised and attended school at Wales. She attended college in Mayville, N.D. where she received her teaching degree. She taught at Midway, Almont and Gackle, N.D. In 1973, she moved to Langdon and until 1977, worked security at the missile site. From 1982 until 1998, she owned and operated the Munich Bowling Alley in Munich and also did commercial painting.

She is survived by sisters, Lorraine Stauber of Milwaukee, WI, Anna (George) Kueneman of Wales, Norma (Dennis) Pengilly of Langdon, Sharon (Al) Krueger of Grand Forks, N.D. and Erleen (Robert) Edkins of Donneybrook, N.D.; brothers, Gene (RaNae) Steinke of Wales, Jerry Steinke of Williston and Earl (Cindy) Steinke of Wales; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Melvin, Alfred, Kenneth, Allen and Walter John; and sister, Janet.

Brooks Funeral Home, Inc., Langdon, is in charge of the arrangements


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, November 27, 2009

James A. Steinmetz, 61, Sheldon, N.D., died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Lisbon (N.D.) Medical Center.

Mr. Steinmetz was born March 12, 1948, at Kulm, N.D., the son of Jacob and Rose (Meidinger) Steinmetz He grew up and attended school. He married Sandra Louise Turner on April, 17, 1971, at Garden City, Kan. He served in the military for two years and served in the Vietnam War stationed in Germany. He worked for two farmers in Kansas for 12 years. He returned to Kulm in 1978 where he bought and ran a maintenance shop for three years. He started working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife and then transferred to the Northern Prairie Research Center at Jamestown, now known as U.S. Geological Survey. He worked for the government for 28 years. He retired and moved to Sheldon. He enjoyed watching TV, listening to music and working with cattle.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, William (Jamie), Sheldon, and Scott, Calvin and Shannon, all, Jamestown; two daughters, Cynthia (Doran) Wiest, Wyndmere, N.D., and Jennifer Steinmetz, Jamestown; his mother, Ellendale, N.D.; two brothers, Lee and Delbert; two sisters, Arlene Hehr and Kathy Irion; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Trenton Wiest; his father; and a brother, Wilbert.

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Kulm Community Center, Kulm.
Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, November 27, 2009

Rose Steinmetz, 91, Ellendale, N.D., formerly Kulm, N.D., died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at Avera St. Lukeís Hospital, Aberdeen, S.D.

Rose Meidinger was born Nov. 11, 1918, near Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Jacob O. and Justina (Bietz) Meidinger. She attended country school, helped on the family farm and also worked for others. She married Jake Steinmetz on Sept. 19, 1937 at Ashley, N.D. They lived south of Kulm for 42 years. He died in 1979. She moved to Kulm where she lived until 1997. She then stayed for a time at Edgeley Manor then returned to her home for four more years. She most recently lived at Prince of Peace Care Center, Ellendale, N.D. She enjoyed entertaining, cooking, gardening, quilting, embroidering, reading and listening to music.

She is survived by two sons, Lee Roy (Janice), Jamestown, and Delbert Ray (CeCelia), Heckla, S.D.; two daughters, Kathleen (Gordon) Irion, Kulm, and Arlene Jean (Lester) Hehr, Fredonia; a sister, Ruth Walker, Ashley; 22 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Wilbert and James; her parents; 10 brothers; five sisters; and two great-grandchildren, Trenton Wiest and Jeremy Baker.

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Kulm Community Center, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery, rural Kulm.


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The Garden City Telegram, KS
Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wilbert J. Steinmetz, 68, of Salina, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in Salina.

He was born April 3, 1938, in Kulm, N.D., to Jacob and Rose Steinmetz.

His survivors include a son, Wayne Steinmetz of Garden City; four daughters, Gina Kauzlarick of Burleson, Texas, Lana Rojas of Garden City, and Kelly Steinmetz and Kerry Fuller, both of Springfield, Mo.; three brothers and two sisters, all of North Dakota; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, April 18, 2008

Mary Steinwandt, 90, Kulm, N.D., died Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Ashley (N.D.) Medical Center.

Mary Schock was born Nov. 11, 1917, on the family farm near Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Caroline (Reuther) Schock. She attended country school where she received her elementary education and she also helped on the family farm. She married Jacob Steinwandt on Dec. 20, 1936, at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Ashley. They purchased a farm south of Kulm where they farmed until 1947. In 1947 they sold the farm and moved to Kulm. On Feb. 25, 1954, they opened Jakeís Coffee Shop in Kulm, which they operated until 1959. They sold the business and she worked at Kramlich Locker for several years and then at Kulm Drug Store until 1972 when they retired. They then traveled and spent many winters in Texas. He died June 27, 1991. In August 2005, following a stroke, she moved into the Ashley Nursing Home, Ashley. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm, the WELCA and was active in church activities. She enjoyed cooking, trying new recipes and entertaining.

She is survived by a daughter, Marian (Lew) Hille, Eden Prairie, Minn.; two sisters, Alvina Ulrich and Delores (Harold) Leistikow, both Lodi, Calif.; a brother, Victor (Elizabeth), Tulsa, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Esther Steinwandt, Ashley; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two sisters, Edna Grosz and Pauline Ost.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 6 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Hillside Lutheran Cemetery, Kulm.



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Napoleon Homestead, ND
March 6, 1963

G. Stelzer Rites To Be Friday

Gottfried Stelzer, 80, pioneer and long time resident of the Gackle community, died March at a Jamestown Hospital where he had been a patient for two days.

He was born July 28, 1882, in Bessarabia South Russia, the son of Gutav and Marie Stelzer.  In 1902 he came to the United States and settled at Kulm where he worked in the livery.

The funeral is at 2 PM Friday, March 8 at the EU Church in Streeter.  Burial in the Streeter cemetery.  The body is at the Haut Funeral Home at Gackle until taken to the church Friday at noon.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
February 22, 2002

Iona L. Stockburger, 78, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, N.D.

Iona Leona Remmick was born Aug. 4, 1923, at Cleveland, N.D., the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Wiest) Remmick. She grew up and received her education in Streeter, N.D. She married Andrew Stockburger Oct. 31, 1940, at Jamestown. They lived and farmed southwest of Streeter. In 1956 they moved to Jamestown. She worked for the Palace Cafe for nine years, as a cook for the North Dakota State Hospital for 13 years and as a cook for Parkway Cafe. He died July 17, 1997. She is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid.

She is survived by three brothers, Walter, Jamestown, Elmer (Patty), Umatilla, Fla., and Harold (Bonnie), Eugene, Ore.; six sisters, Alvina (Paul) Gienger, Sun City, Calif., Bernice Pfahl, Goodrich, N.D., Irene Moos, Dickinson, N.D., Inez (Lyle) Siegner, Corona, Calif., Janice (Jerry) Fargis, Ocala, Fla., and Elizabeth (Eugene) Farmer, Torrance, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Stockburger, Fargo, N.D., and Lorraine Cran, Bend, Ore.; and a special friend, Rebecca Bertsch, Jamestown.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and three sisters, Esther Burkhardt, Ruth Burkhardt and Gladys Lostlen.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Doug Opp officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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Valley City Times-Record, ND
September 15, 2006

The funeral for Oscar Owen Stockeland, 90, Hannaford, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, in Union Lutheran Church, rural Hannaford. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, rural Hannaford. He died on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, in Cooperstown Medical Center-Hospital, Cooperstown, from an aneurysm.
Visitation will be held at 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, in Quam-Plaisted-Cushman Funeral Home, Cooperstown, and one hour before services in the church.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, in Quam-Plaisted-Cushman Funeral Home, Cooperstown.

Oscar was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Kramer to George and Isabelle (Groven) Stockeland. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of Union Lutheran Church, rural Hannaford.

Oscar served his country as a member of the U.S. Army 164th Infantry from 1940 to 1944. He claimed the title of American Featherweight Boxing Champion of the Southwest Pacific in August 1944.

Oscar married Inez Clara Ovidia Haugen on June 14, 1951, at Union Lutheran Church. They lived on a farm northwest of Hannaford and later moved to their home east of Hannaford. Oscar milked cows and enjoyed farming for many years. In his spare time, he loved to tinker and build in his woodshop, where he often made things for his children and grandchildren. He was also an avid reader and always enjoyed a cigar. Oscar was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, and friend, and will be missed by all.

He is survived by two daughters, Ione (James) Somsen, Kensal, and Marlene Skjeret, Dazey; two sons, Don (Mary Ellen) Stockeland, Cooperstown, and Jim (Jodi) Stockeland, Hannaford; 11 grandchildren: Ryan (Jessica Hinz), Rick, Ron (Joanie), and Rory Somsen; Casey and Jesse Skjeret; Ashley and Austin Stockeland; and Brandi (Justin Mueller), Chelsey, and Tyler Stockeland; one great-grandchild, Tyson Jorissen; two brothers, Tom (Marion) Stockeland, Binford, and George (Carolyn) Stockland, Lake Villa, Ill.; special people in his life: Steph Dahl, Justine Mueller, Tanner Jorrisen; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and soul mate of 55 years, Inez; his parents, George and Isabelle; two brothers, Edwin and Gordon; two sisters, Alice Mortensen and Dorcas Bartkowski; and an infant daughter.

Condolences may be sent to the family via the On-Line Tribute service at www.quamplaistedcushman.com.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
April 1, 2002

Martha Stolz, 94, Jamestown, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Martha Graf was born Sept. 28, 1907, at Streeter, N.D., the daughter of George and Margaret (Guthmiller) Graf. She grew up and received her education in Streeter. She married John Stolz April 18, 1929, in Jamestown. They lived on a farm near Medina, N.D. They later moved to Grand Forks, N.D., where he was employed on a dairy farm. In 1936 they returned to Medina and in 1940 they moved to Jamestown. She worked at Jamestown Hospital in the housekeeping and laundry department, retiring in 1972. He died Sept. 25, 1975. In April 1999, she entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. She enjoyed gardening and working in her flower beds.

She is survived by a sister, Selma Wagner, Bismarck, N.D.; and a special niece, Jean Guber, Montpelier, N.D.

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

Services: 2 p.m. Monday, St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Doug Opp officiating.
Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, April 17, 2009

Bennie Strehle, 91, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Medina, N.D., died Monday, April 13, 2009, in Phoenix.

Mr. Strehle was born July 5, 1917, on the family farm near Medina, the son of Emanuel and Barbara (Oberlander) Strehle. He grew up on the family farm and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and became a company barber. He was a cab driver during World War II. He was discharged in 1945 and attended barber college in Fargo, N.D. He moved to Aberdeen, S.D., and worked as a barber there for 66 years. He married Marlyn Berg in 1954. He retired at age 80. He moved to Phoenix in 2004.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan, Phoenix; a son, Gregory, Carrollton, Texas; three stepchildren; a brother, Eddie, Wessington Springs, S.D.; four sisters, Florence Heier, Edna Lachenmeier and Genevieve Opp, all of Jamestown, and Viola Ruff, Charlotte, Mich.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sons, Glenn and Steven; a daughter, Dinah; and a brother, Eldo.

Memorial service: at a later date in Phoenix.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Eddie Strehle, 87, Wessington Springs, S.D., formerly of Medina, N.D., died Jan. 25, 2010, at Weskota Manor, Wessington Springs.

Mr. Strehle was born May 2, 1922, on the family farm near Medina, the son of Emmanuel and Barbara (Oberlander) Strehle. He grew up there where he attended the local rural school and received his elementary education. He married Louise Lehr on Nov. 15, 1945, at Medina. They lived in rural North Dakota and then moved to California. He entered the Army and was stationed in Kobie, Japan. After his honorable discharge, they returned to rural North Dakota. They moved to rural South Dakota and finally settled in Wessington Springs in 1962. He started working for the City of Wessington and retired in 1985. He was a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church. He enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, playing cards and trips to the casino.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Delmer (Kathy), Rushmore, Minn.; four sisters, Florence Heier, Edna Lachenmier and Genevieve Opp, all Jamestown, and Viola (Marvin) Ruff, Lansing, Mich.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; his parents; two brothers, Eldo and Bennie; and a great-grandson.

Services: held Jan. 29, Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Wessington Springs.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, June 21, 2004

Eldo G. Strehle, 88, Streeter, N.D., died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, N.D.

Mr. Strehle was born Aug. 15, 1915, at Medina, N.D., the son of Emmanuel and Barbara (Oberlander) Strehle. He attended the local rural school near Streeter, where he received his elementary education. He grew up in the Streeter area. He entered the Civilian Conservation Corps on July 4, 1934, and served until March 31, 1936. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on July 21, 1942 at Fort Snelling, Minn. He served in the United States and was discharged Sept. 25, 1943, at Camp Claiborne, La., with the rank of private first class. He married Esther Veil on June 13, 1943, at Streeter. After his discharge they farmed in Newbury Township from 1944 to 1946. In 1946 they moved into Streeter where he operated the Strehle-Veil Oil Co. until 1956 when they purchased the Strehle Mercantile Store which they operated until 1973. In 1975 he went to work at Streeter Co-op Oil Co. and became manager in 1977. She died Nov. 11, 1984. In August 2003, he entered the Gackle Care Center. He was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church and the American Legion Post in Streeter.

He is survived by two brothers, Bennie, Phoenix, Ariz., and Edwin, Wessington Springs, S.D.; four sisters, Florence Heier, Gackle, N.D., Edna Lachenmeier, Cleveland, N.D., Viola Ruff, Charlotte, Mich., and Genevieve (Bennie) Opp, Streeter; a daughter-in-law, Veronica Strehle, Plymouth, Minn.; and two grandchildren.

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

Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Robert Pestal officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery at Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
January 29, 2002
The Dalles, OR

Albert "Blackie" Stroh, 79, The Dalles, Ore., formerly Jud, N.D., died Jan. 10, 2002, at his home.

Mr. Stroh was born Jan. 30, 1922, the son of John Jacob and Christina (Meidinger) Stroh, at Gackle, N.D.

He is survived by his wife, Sara; children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters.

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

Services: Held Jan. 14, Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home, The Dalles, with the Rev. Stan Rosengren officiating. Elks rites conducted by B.P.O.E. #303, The Dalles.
Burial: The Dalles Parklawn Cemetery, The Dalles.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Arthur Stroh, 91, LaMoure, N.D., died Tuesday Jan. 25, 2005, at his home.

Mr. Stroh was born July 26, 1913, on the family homestead west of Streeter, N.D., the son of Fred and Rosina (Schnabel) Stroh. He grew up and attended school in Streeter and later farmed with his father near Streeter. In 1933, the family moved to a farm near LaMoure. He married Adeline Dathe on Sept. 3, 1938, at Zion Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, N.D. They rented various farms until 1944, when they purchased a farm northwest of LaMoure. They practiced diversified farming until he retired in 1974. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council, as church treasurer and sang in the choir. He served on the Grand Rapids school and elevator boards and as township treasurer. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, gardening, experimenting with fruit trees and driving tractor.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, David (Marlene), Thief River Falls, Minn., and Dan (Lucy), LaMoure; three daughters, Kaye Reierson, Raleigh, N.C., and Mary Lou (Donald) Gentzkow and Linda (Ray) Thielges, both LaMoure; a sister, Esther (Doug) Gohman, Berlin, N.D.; two brothers, Gustav (Mildred), Burlington, Wash., and Benjamin (Margaret), Galt, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Zion Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids.
Visitation: 11 a.m. to time of service at the church. Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek
, N.D.   
Burial: Grand Rapids Cemetery, Grand Rapids.



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Frieda Stroh Jamestown N.D. Died Thursday Nov. 11 2010 at age 90 in Eventide Hi Acres Manor Jamestown.

Survivors son Gerald (Marjorie) Lippert, two daughters (Margie Arnold) Schrenk, Mavis Moser and a sister Edna (Adam) Shilling.

Services Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 7 with a prayer service at 7 in Eddy Funeral Chapel Jamestown.
The funeral will be Monday at 3 in St. John ís Lutheran Church Jamestown.
Burial Sunset Memorial Gardens Jamestown ...

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Birth date: November 24, 1919
Death date: November 11, 2010

Frieda Stroh, 90, Jamestown, North Dakota, died Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor in Jamestown.

Frieda Rohrbach was born November 24, 1919 in Streeter, North Dakota, the daughter of Johan and Katherine (Hauck) Rohrbach. She attended school in rural Ashley, ND. Frieda married Jacob Lippert on October 3, 1937. They farmed in the Ashley area until moving to a farm near Jamestown in 1949. They later farmed south of Windsor before moving to Jamestown. She worked as the manager of the Central Hotel, what is now the post office. She also managed the Annex Hotel and worked in housekeeping at Bethel Four Acres and Central Dakota Village and the Jamestown Public School system. Her husband, Jacob, died in 1977. She married Adolph Stroh on November 6, 1983 in Jamestown and he died in January 2000.

Frieda was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed music and played several instruments by ear. She loved crocheting and making Christmas gifts for all her family.

Frieda is survived by one son, Gerald (Marjorie) Lippert; two daughters, Margie (Arnold) Schrenk and Mavis Moser, all of Jamestown; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Edna (Adam) Shilling, Ashley, ND.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; one son, Jerome, in infancy; one great-grandchild; three brothers, John, Daniel and Eprem; and five sisters, Elsie, Katherine, Olga, Lorentina and Ida.

Visitation: 1:00 to 7:00 PM, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, North Dakota.
Prayer Service: 7:00 PM, Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel.
Service: 3:00 PM, Monday, November 15, 2010 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with Pastor Harlan Kaden officiating.
Cemetery: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, North Dakota.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Joseph Eugene Stroh, 90, Jamestown, died Feb. 25, 2009, at Hi-Acres Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Mr. Stroh was born March 24, 1918, at Trinity Hospital, Jamestown, the son of Edward and Freda (Klein) Stroh. He attended elementary school at Island Lake School, south of Urbana, N.D. and grew up in the Eckelson, N.D., and Urbana area. He entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 6, 1942, at Fort Snelling, Minn. He served as a gunner on a tank destroyer in the Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe campaign. He was wounded on March 10, 1945, and was hospitalized until he was discharged Oct. 10, 1945, at Topeka, Kan., with the rank of T-4. He married Elizabeth Magdalene Reiss on May 8, 1943. They lived on a farm near Windsor, N.D., where they farmed until he retired in 1980. They moved to Jamestown in 1996. He was a member of St. Mathia Catholic Church, Windsor, St. James Basilica, Jamestown, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign War. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his wife; six sons, Joseph Jr., Paul (Karmen), Steve, and David (Dorene), all of Jamestown, Robert (Sally), Bismarck, N.D., and Frank, Guam; nine daughters, Carolyn (Terrance) Hazer, Woodworth, N.D., Jeanine (William) Altringer, Sanborn, N.D., Rosalyn (Kenneth) Dockter and Mary (Clydell) Dockter, both of Streeter, N.D., Dorothy (Michael) Robyt, Noreen (Duane) Andersen, Patricia (Larry) Wahl, and Betty Jo (Bruce) Oster, all of Jamestown, and Theresa (Bob) Frohlich, Bismarck; 36 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death his parents; two daughters-in-law, Nancy Stroh and Anne Stroh; two brothers, Wilbert and Bernard; four sisters, Amanda, Bernice, Agnes and Bernadine; and a grandson, Kyle Snow.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown, with the Rev. John McGinnis officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


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Ukiah Daily Journal, CA
October 19, 2004

A visitation for Reinhold "Ray" Stroh of Ukiah will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2004 from 1 to 5 and 6 to 8 pm at the Eversole Mortuary. Ray passed away at his home on Sunday, October 17, 2004 surrounded by his family.

Born November 11, 1924 in Streeter, North Dakota, he served his country in the US Navy and has resided in the Ukiah area since 1978. Ray loved to work in his yard and travel. He and his late wife Ines owned and operated the Beacon Restaurant on South State Street from 1978 to 1988.

Ray is survived by his daughter Connie Vawter of Yuba City, his long time companion Patricia Dunsing of Ukiah, his sister Esther Gohman of North Dakota, brothers Arthur Stroh of North Dakota, Gus Stroh of Washington and Ben Stroh of Galt, by his grandchildren Melissa Meath of Yuba City, Kimberly Rhoades of Yuba City, Brian Stroh of Ukiah, Jill Aguillar of Saugus and Brett and Brandy Day of Pomona. Seven great grandchildren also survive.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife Ines in 1992, daughter Candace Day in 1984 and son Brian Stroh in 1989.

Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society are preferred by the family.

The Eversole Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Online week of Oct. 23-28, 2000

Larry D. Stromberg, 51, Bluffton, Ind., died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, in his home.

Mr. Stromberg was born June 19, 1949, in Minot, N.D., the son of Douglas and Acryl M. (Johnson) Stromberg. In 1972 he graduate with a pharmaceutical degree from North Dakota State University. He married Susan K. Mayer Sept. 2, 1972, at Gackle, N.D. He was employed as pharmacist manager by Kroger. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Joshua S., at home; two daughters, Jodi S. (Tyler) Blevins, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Jamie L. Stromberg, Bluffton; two brothers, Tom D. Manhatten, Mont., and Danny D., Minot; and three sisters, Darla J. (Andy) Fimrite, Minot, and Cheryl A. Moore and Ina Rae (Randy) Gowin, both Bismarck.

Services: Held Oct. 23, Calvary Lutheran Church, Bluffton, with the Rev. Otto Dorsch officiating. Arrangements by Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton.
Burial: Six Mile Cemetery, Bluffton.
Memorials: Calvary Lutheran Church, Bluffton.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
November 28, 1968

Alma Stuhr Services Held

Mrs. Alma A Stuhr, a former resident of Gackle died at her home in Hollywood, Calif., on November 10, 1968 at the age of 82.

While in Gackle she operated the hotel until 1934 when she moved to California.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Marvel Westering of Hollywood; two granddaughters, Mrs. Wilbert Zillmer of Norwalk, Calif.; and Mrs. Jacob Gienger of Drayton, N.D.; eight great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank and her son, Marvin (Bud) in 1959.

Mrs. Jacob Gienger of Drayton, N.D., and Mrs. Erv. Henke of St. Cloud, Minn., were among those attending the services which were held at the Pierce Brother's Mortuary of Hollywood, Calif.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
February 1, 2000
Date Of Death 01/18/2000
Age 69
Radisson WI

Alvin Suko, 69, Radisson, Wis., died Jan. 18, 2000, at the Rice Lake, Wis., convalescent center, where he was battling a short bout with cancer.

Mr. Suko was born March 2, 1930, in Gackle, N.D., to Lydia (Suko) Mueller. He grew up on the family farm attending grade school and graduating from Gackle High School in 1948. After high school, Alvin attended the State School of Science in Wahpeton, graduating with a degree in drafting. He also was a schoolteacher for three years in a one-room country school south of Gackle. On March 30, 1952, he married Lenora Dockter. They had three children. On June 17, 1952, he entered the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea. He served with the 204th FA Battalion. He was discharged on May 25, 1954, as staff sergeant. He was in the lumber business for many years, living in St. Cloud, Minn., Leola, S.D., and Beulah, N.D., where he managed the lumberyard. After leaving Beulah they moved to Radisson in 1965 where he managed the lumberyard there. He later retired from the lumber business. Alvin was a very active member with the American Legion in Winter, Wis. He loved the legion dearly, and he will miss everyone there, especially Jim Vaghy and John Howe, his two very special friends.

He is survived by one son, Kevin, Bruce, Wis.; one daughter, Karen (Larry), Rice Lake, Wis.; his three very special grandchildren; his mother, Lydia Mueller, Mandan; two brothers, Melvin (Karen) Mueller, Bismarck, and Gerald (Sandy) Mueller, Billings, Mont.; and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lenora, in 1986; his stepfather, Paul Mueller; and an infant daughter, Denise. Services were held Jan. 23 in Winter, Wis., with burial in Radisson Cemetery. (Nash-Jackan Funeral Home, Bruce, Wis.)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Elsie Suko, 84, Jamestown, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Elsie Gomke was born June 17, 1920, at Havre, Mont., the daughter of John and Mary (Stickel) Gomke. At an early age, she came to North Dakota with her parents and settled near Gackle. She received her elementary education in the local rural school. She grew up in the area and helped on the family farm. She married Tavalt Suko on March 13, 1938, at Alfred, N.D. They lived in Alfred until 1942. They then moved to a farm near Windsor, N.D., in Moonlake Township, where they farmed until 1991. He died Oct. 23, 1995. She remained on the farm until moving to Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, N.D., and then recently to Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center. She was a member of Jamestown Eagles and Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed farm life, attending the Eagles and playing bingo.

She is survived by three sons, Arnnie, Calvin (Kay) and Larry (Sonja), all Jamestown; a daughter, Carol Janice (Tom) Carli, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; a brother, Edward (Amanda), Jamestown; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers, John, Jack and William.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with Chaplain David Fischer officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, April 27, 2009

At 6:00 PM, April 25, 2009, surrounded by his loving family and Pastor Wayne, Emanuel Suko, 91, of Jamestown, North Dakota passed from this life to be with his Savior.

Emanuel Suko was born April 14, 1918 in Brockway, MT to Nathaniel and Fredericka (Entzminger) Suko. He moved from Brockway with his family to a farm near Alf-red, ND. He attended elementary school in Sharlow Township. Emanuel helped his parents on the family farm until 1945 when he married Bernice Fust at Alfred Congregational Church. They farmed for 22 years and then moved to Jamestown where Emanuel was a custodian for Franklin Elementary School for 12 years and later at K-Mart for 9 years.

Emanuel is survived by his wife Bernice, Jamestown; a daughter, Constance (Samuel) Magnus, Luseland, Sask., Canada; a son Mark (Laurie), Aberdeen, SD; five grandchildren, Darla (Brendan) Kowalenko and Shawn Magnus, both of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, John Suko, Aberdeen, Melissa Suko and Sarah Suko, both of St. Paul, MN; two great-grandchildren, Josiah Kowalenko and Bethany Kowalenko, both of Calgary; two sisters, Alvina Scheid and Marie Schock, both of Jamestown; and one brother and sister-in-law, Christian (Vera) Suko, Jamestown. Emanuel was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Tavalt and Nathaniel.

Funeral Service: Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church, Jamestown with Pastor Wayne Bangs officiating
Visitation: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 12:00PM to 8:00 PM at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown


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Lenora Suko, 72, Jamestown, N.D., died Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.

Lenora Bitz was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Jamestown, where she grew up, graduating from high school in 1945. She then attended business school and worked for Midland Continental and Northern Pacific Railroad. On June 29, 1947, she married Jake Suko in Jamestown, where they lived. She is survived by her husband; two sons, Keith, Menoken, N.D., Jake, Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Claudia Flohr, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and two grandchildren. ...

Date: Mon - December 27, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, August 30, 2007

Leona Suko, 93, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at the Napoleon Care Center, Gackle.

Leona Remboldt was born June 16, 1914, at the family farm north of Gackle, the daughter of Peter and Fredricka (Teskey) Remboldt. She grew up and attended the local rural school and also helped on the family farm. She married Gotthilf Suko on March 25, 1936, in Jamestown. They made their homes on farms north of Alfred, N.D., in Stutsman County, and moved to the farmstead eight miles north of Alfred in 1940. He died in December 1974 and she moved to Gackle. She entered the Napoleon Care Center in 2000. She was a member of the Assembly of God, Gackle.

She is survived by four sons, Duane (DeElda) and Neil (Connie), both Alfred, Harley (Faye), Plummer, Minn., and Myron "Joe" (Connie), Mesa, Ariz.; three daughters, Mavis (Richard) Ben, Alfred, Myra Grenz, Bismarck, N.D., and Margie (Darrel) Dockter, Medina, N.D.; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, a daughter, a son-in-law, Gerald Grenz, her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

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



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Martha Suko, 83, Cleveland, N.D., died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, in her home.

Martha Heier was born May 24, 1916, near Alfred, N.D. At age 7 she moved with her family near Windsor, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On June 15, 1938, she married Sam Suko near Alfred. In 1938 they began farming near Cleveland.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Kenneth (Sandy), Las Cruces, N.M., Rodney (Charlotte), Cleveland; two daughters, Verna (Orville) Fischer, Madison, Wis., Debra (Richard) Gutschmidt, Edgeley, N.D.; two brothers, Jake, Gackle, N.D., Emil, Jamestown, N.D.; three sisters, Esther Marker, Montpelier, N.D., Mary Spangler, Leona Squires, both Eugene, Ore.; eight grandchildren, ...

Date: Wed - October 13, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c3


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
January 2, 1969

Nathaniel Suko Sr. Ė Services Set Thursday

Nathaniel Suko, Sr., 76, longtime resident of the Alfred, N.D., community died Saturday morning December 28, 1968 at Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, N.D., where he had been hospitalized for about one month due to a chronic illness.

He was born August 26, 1892 in Bessarabia, South Russia, the son of Daniel Suko and Susanna (Wutzke) Suko. He attended school in his native land where he completed his education. At the age of fifteen years in 1907, he came to the United States with an older brother Gust, when they settled north of Fredonia in Logan County, N.D., where he worked for his brother Sam Suko.

He and Fredericka Entzminger were married January 27, 1913 at Fredonia, N.D. They lived on a farm ten miles north of Fredonia until 1916, when they moved to a farm homestead near Crowley, Montana. Five years later in 1921, they returned to North Dakota, where they began farming sic miles northeast of Alfred. In 1946, they moved into Alfred for their retirement. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Alfred. Following the death of his wife, October 1, 1967, he has continued to reside there.

Surviving are six children, Tavalt Suko, Eldridge, N.D.; Alvina (Mrs. Arthur Scheid), Emanuel Suko, Christ Suko, all of Jamestown, N.D.; Nathaniel Suko, Jr., Montpelier, N.D.; Marie (Mrs. Bennie Schock), Ellendale, N.D.; twenty-one grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, three brothers; Edward Suko, Jamestown, N.D., Martin Suko, Lodi, Calif.; Gust Suko, Brockway, Mont.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a daughter in infancy, six brothers and two sisters.

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 1969 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Gackle with Rev. Leo Miller, Jamestown, N.D., and Rev. Raymond Rueb, Medina, N.D., ministers in the Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Alfred Cemetery at Alfred, N.D. The body is at the Haut Funeral Home in Jamestown.


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The funeral for Nathaniel Suko, 80, Jamestown, N.D., will be at 2 Tuesday in St. Paul's Methodist Church, Jamestown. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 Sunday, from 9 to 9 Monday, with a prayer service at 7, from 9 to noon Tuesday, in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before services in the church. He died Thursday, March 28, 1996.

Mr. Suko, also known as Dan, was born Dec. 11, 1915, near Gackle, N.D. He grew up and attended school near Alfred, N.D. He married Violet Brosz Nov. 13, 1938, near Alfred. They lived near Sydney, N.D., where they farmed from 1939 to 1976. They moved to Jamestown in 1976.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Donald (Pat), West Fargo, Gary ...

Date: Sat - March 30, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a12


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The Kulm Messenger, ND
January 2, 1958

Funeral services were held in St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren church for Reinhold Suko, 74, retired Jamestown farmer, who died of injuries received in an automobile accident at Medina.  Burial was at Highland Home cemetery at Jamestown.

Mr. Suko was born in Russia on February 6, 1883, and came to the United States at the age of 21.  He settled at Kulm.  In 1905 he married Christina Obenaur and they homesteaded 11 miles south of Gackle until 1912, when they moved to a farm near Alfred.  In 1947 they retired from farming and moved to Jamestown where Mrs. Suko died on May 29, 1949.  On October 25, 1949, he was married to Mrs. Fredricka Schauer at Jamestown and she died on August 24, 1955.   On March 22, 1956, he and Karlina Pupedis were married at Jamestown.

Survivors include his wife; 11 children, Mrs. John Gahner (Amelia) of Jud; Mrs. Gottfried Wagner (Bertha), Mrs. John Gomke (Ruth) and Samuel of Cleveland, North Dakota; Mrs. A. L. Rogers (Louise) of Newberg, Oregon; Gotthilf of Gackle; Mrs. Emil Reich (Rose) of Eldridge; Mrs. Gust Grenz (Dorothy) of Medina; Edwing of Alfred; Martin of Park Rapids, Minnesota; and Mrs. Ruben Hoff (Minnie) of Tripp, South Dakota; eleven step-children by his second marriage; 45 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, January 26, 2004

Samuel "Sam" Suko, 89, Cleveland, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at Carrington Hospital, Carrington, N.D.

Mr. Suko was born March 28, 1914, northeast of Alfred, N.D., the son of Reinhold and Christina (Obenauer) Suko. He attended the local rural school where he received his elementary education and grew up in the area, where he helped on the family farm. He married Martha Heier on June 15, 1938, at his parentsí farm near Alfred. In the fall of 1938 they purchased a farm in Cusator Township, southeast of Cleveland, where they farmed and lived. She died Oct. 11, 1999. On Dec. 29, 2003, he entered Golden Acres Manor in Carrington. He was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Jamestown and served on the Cusator Township Board.

He is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Sandy), Las Cruces, N.M., and Rodney (Charlotte), Cleveland; two daughters, Verna (Orville) Fischer, Madison, Wis., and Debra (Richard) Gutschmidt, Edgeley, N.D.; two brothers, Martin (Helen) and Edwin (Loretta), both Jamestown; five sisters, Bertha Wegner, Dorothy Grenz and Minnie Hoff, all Jamestown, Ruth Gomke, Cleveland, and Rose Reich, Hazen, N.D.; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Terri Akkerman officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, January 19, 2008

Violet "Vi" Suko, 85, Jamestown, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Violet Brosz was born July 6, 1922, in Logan County, south of Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Emanual and Ida (Brosz) Brosz. She grew up and was educated in the area. She married Nathaniel Suko Jr. on Nov. 13, 1938, on the family farm near Alfred, N.D. They lived and farmed near Sydney, N.D., from 1939-1976. They raised registered Guernseys and showed them for several years prior to 1968. She served on the North Dakota Dairy Princess committee several years. In 1976, they moved to Jamestown. She moved to Hi-Acres Manor in June of 2006. She was a member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed gardening, reading and needlework.

She is survived by four daughters, Edress (Elroy) Wegner and Sharon (Ken) Michel, both Jamestown, Marlys (Gary) Carlson, Spiritwood, N.D., and Karen (Gerald) Wendel, Sanborn, N.D.; two sons, Donald (Pat), Cotton Lake, Minn., and Gary (Kathy), Beulah, N.D.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Gary Ball-Kilbourne officiating.
Visitation: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Monday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.



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The Bismarck Tribune
October 8, 1999
Date Of Death 10/06/1999
Age 56
Bismarck ND

Wallace "Wally" W. Suko, 56, Bismarck, was called home to our savior on Oct. 6, 1999. He died from brain cancer at his home in Bismarck. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Century Baptist Church, with the Revs. Gordon Stork and Willis Potratz officiating. Burial will be in Mandan Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Bismarck Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral arrangements are with Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.

Wally was born Aug. 31, 1943, on the family farm in Stutsman County, the son of Gotthilf and Leona (Remboldt) Suko. He was raised on the farm near Alfred and later attended country school in Gackle. Wally farmed with his dad until 1962, when he began working construction in Fargo. He married Doris Schlenker on June 30, 1963. They moved to Minneapolis, where he worked for Ceco Corp. and traveled all around the state working on large building projects for Ceco. Wally and Doris divorced in 1979 after they had moved back to North Dakota. He later married Candice "Candy" Goetz Kuhn in Bismarck on Dec. 26, 1983. Wally was a member of the Carpenter's Local for approximately 28 years. He worked as a carpenter and/or foreman for Ceco, John

Larson, Henry J. Kaiser, Keith Larson and other contractors. Some of the projects he was proud to have worked on include St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Kirkwood Mall, and the Heritage Center in Bismarck; Great Plains Coal Gasification plant in Beulah; and the Medical Facility at Minot Air Force Base. His hobbies included raising quarter horses, hunting, fishing, camping, and buying and restoring antiques. Wally obtained his GED in 1989 after a back injury. In 1991, Wally and Candy began spending the winters in Mesa, Ariz., and lived there from the fall of 1996 until April 1999.

He is survived by his wife, Candice Suko, Bismarck; his children whom he was very proud of: one son, Keith (Barb) Suko, Minot; one daughter, Candace (Brian) Kemmet, Fort Worth, Texas; one stepson, Matthew (Theresa) Kuhn, Lefor; and one stepdaughter, Suzanne (Roger) Gamble, Salt Lake City, Utah; his grandchildren, Paige and Brooke Suko, Minot, and Danielle and McKenzie Kemmet, Fort Worth; one step-granddaughter, Kylee Kuhn, Lefor; his mother, Leona Suko, Gackle; three sisters, Mavis (Richard) Ben, Alfred, N.D., Margie (Darrel) Dockter, Medina, and Myra Grenz, Gackle; four brothers, Harley (Faye) Suko, Apache Junction, Ariz., Duane (DeElda) Suko and Neil (Connie) Suko, all of Alfred, and Myron Joe (Connie) Suko, Thief River Falls, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gotthilf, in 1974; his sister, Marlene, in 1976; his brother-in-law, Gerald Grenz, in 1998; and his grandparents, Reinhold and Christina Obenauer Suko, and Peter and Christina Teske Remboldt. He will be deeply missed by many.

"God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be,
So He put His arms around you and whispered 'Come with Me.'
With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away,
Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, you're now at peaceful rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best."


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, August 13, 2010

Arlene Sukut, 81, Jamestown, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D.

Arlene Inez Dwelle was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Chaseley, N.D., the daughter of Rolland and Hulda (Hoefs) Dwelle. She attended elementary school in Chaseley until the family moved to Jamestown. She graduated from Jamestown High School and attended Interstate Business College. She married Howard Sukut on June 10, 1966. She worked at the Palace Cafe in Jamestown and later purchased the Park Plaza Cafe, which she operated for 17 years. After selling the cafe, she worked as a receptionist at the White Drug offices, as a cook at Gussner Elementary School, and most recently as a hostess at Applebees. She was active in her church teaching Sunday school, working with youth, was a member of Sojourners Circle, served as conference trustee, was a delegate to the annual conference, active in Church Women United, serving as treasurer, and was an auxiliary member of Gideons International, serving as secretary. She was president of Mrs. JCís and volunteered for Easter Seals.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Georgette Peterson, South St. Paul, Minn., and Nichola (Tom) Kjelland, Valley City, N.D.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Kathryn Dwelle and LaVonne Deutscher.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Paulís United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. David Bambas officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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Sheboygan Press , WI
October 12, 2005

Betty R. Sukut, 75, Luxemburg, died early Saturday morning Oct. 8, 2005, at a Green Bay hospital. She was born Sept. 13, 1930, in North Dakota. She married Fred Tiede, he preceded her in death, later she married Ed Sukut and he also preceded her in death.

Betty is survived by ten children; Bruce Hunter, Keith Tiede, Cindy Dolski, Sheila Packard, Perry Tiede, Vickie Ehresmann, Sheila Hatle, Glenn Sukut, Brenda Shippen and Valerie Knoll; 20 Grandchildren, two Great-Grandchildren and one brother, Bertram Weispfenning.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Candace, one granddaughter, Kelly, two sisters and two brothers.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 12 noon until time of services. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at the MCMAHON FUNERAL HOME LUXEMBURG with the Rev. A. E. Batiansila officiating. 
Burial in the Riverview Cemetery Kewaunee.



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The funeral for Edna Sukut, 78, Gackle, N.D., will be at 2 Saturday in Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle. Visitation will be from noon to 9 today and from 9 to 9 Friday, with a prayer service at 8, in Haut Funeral Home, Gackle. She died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1995.

Edna Borth was born Nov. 30, 1916, near Gackle, where she grew up and attended school. She graduated from Gackle High School in 1936. In 1937, she moved with her parents to Medina, N.D., where she worked in her father's store. On Oct. 31, 1943, she married Albert Sukut in Medina, N.D. They farmed near Britton, S.D. In 1944, they moved near Gackle to farm. He died in 1993.

She is survived by two sons, Delwen (Mary), Gwinner, N.D.; Delmer (Fern), Gackle; a brother, Norbert Borth, Bismarck, N.D.; two sisters, Loretta (Roland) Weist, Hazen, N.D., Leona (Gerhardt) Reuer, Medina; and four ...

Date: Thu - September 21, 1995
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The Billings Gazette, MT
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Frieda Sukut passed from this life on June 25, 2008, following a courageous two-year battle with cancer.

Frieda was born on the family farm west of Streeter in Stutsman County, N.D., on Sept. 28, 1930. She was the third of seven children born to Peter Dewald and Alvina Eichele. Frieda grew up and attended local schools in Kidder County, N.D.

She married Mories Sukut in 1954. In 1956 Frieda and Mories moved to Billings and together raised their family of six children.

Frieda had. a long career in the restaurant business in Billings, having worked at the Windmill, the Vegas Club, the Yellowstone County Courthouse and Wells Fargo Bank cafeteria and the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. She was also an Avon representative for many years. Frieda was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge and was an employee as well, cooking on weekends.

Frieda is survived by her husband Mories; children, Twyla Balsam (Rob), Terry Sukut (Peggy), Glen Sukut (Linda), Carol Langemo (Jeff), Judy Sam (Robert), Jane Foster (Brian). Frieda also leaves behind three brothers, Ervin, Albert and Emil Dewald; two sisters, Loreina Kienzle and Diana Lang; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Melvin.

The family wishes to thank all those who aided Frieda during her final struggle, especially the staff of the Hematology Oncology Center of Northern Rockies Cancer Center, the Billings Health and Rehabilitation Center and Big Sky Hospice.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St. West. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday. Cremation will follow services with a private family interment at Terrace Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch in memory of Frieda.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
May 13, 2002

Jacob Sukut, age 85, Wishek, N.D., died Friday, May 10, 2002, at the Wishek Nursing Home, Wishek.

Mr. Sukut was born Feb. 25, 1917, near Fredonia, N.D., the son of Edward Sr. and Emma (Bender) Sukut. He grew up and received his education in the Fredonia area. In 1936 he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and worked in Utah, Wyoming and later at Minneapolis, Minn., for the "Extra Gang" on the railroad. On Oct. 26, 1941, he married Anna Krueger at Fredonia. The couple then lived with his parents on their farm near Fredonia. In 1943 they moved to a farm three and a half miles west of Fredonia. In 1954 they moved into Fredonia where he operated a Dray Line during the winter months. He purchased Sukut's Bar in 1955. In 1959 they moved to Minneapolis, where he worked for Hitchock Industries in the sand foundry as a smelter, pourer and inspector until he retired in 1982 and the couple moved to Wishek. She died in 1984. He married Pauline Oberlander in 1987. He married Leona Fiechtner in 1993. He was a member of Grace Luther Church, Lehr, N.D., and the Eagles Club. He enjoyed and took great pride in his gardens and lawn.

He is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Entzi, Jamestown; a son, Stanley (Linda), Ramsey, Minn.; four sisters, Martha Lautt and Anna Miller, both Wishek, Leontina Krueger, Rosemount, Minn., and Viola Moury, Monroe, Wash.; a daughter-in-law, Santha Sukut; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, Marvin, five brothers; four sisters; and a son-in-law, Elroy Entzi.

Services: 10:30 a.m. today, Grace Lutheran Church, Lehr, with the Rev. Lyle Klemz officiating.
Visitation: one hour before the service at the church. Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: Martin Luther Lutheran Cemetery, Fredonia.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, January 14, 2010

Leona Fiechtner-Sukut, 92, Wishek, N.D., died Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek.

Leona Alma Rath was born June 23, 1917, at Delmont, S.D., the daughter of Daniel and Pauline (Maas) Rath. She grew up and attended school in rural Lehr, N.D. She married Fred Fiechtner on April 9, 1936, at Lehr. They farmed on the Wilhelm Fiechtner Homestead. She worked at the Wishek Home for the Aged for eight years. He died March 3, 1992. She married Jake Sukut in October 1993. They made their home at Wishek. She was active in the King Homemakers Club and was a 4-H leader. She enjoyed music, quilting, playing cards, games, fishing and traveling.

She is survived by a son, Clarence (Henrietta), Fargo, N.D.; three daughters, Evelyn (Milo) Boschee, Lakewood, Colo., Marlene (Jerry) Buchholz, Elk River, Minn., and Erma (Don) Wickham, Olathe, Kan.; a sister, Olga Kauk, Ashley, N.D.; a daughter-in-law, Julie (Dave) Fiechtner Edgerly, Central City, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Esther Fiechtner, Wishek, and Arlene Rath, Ashley; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; two sons, Ronald and Frederick Jr.; her parents; two brothers; two sisters; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Grace Lutheran Church, Lehr, N.D.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Burial: Lehr City Cemetery, Lehr.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND 
May 2, 2004

JAMESTOWN -- Lydia Sukut, 95, Jamestown, died May 1, 2004, at a Jamestown care center. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Jamestown. Burial will be in Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

She is survived by two daughters, Florence Goehner and Marilyn Duchscherer, both of Jamestown; nine grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. (Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, October 1, 2007

Pauline Oberlander Sukut, 87, Bismarck, N.D., died Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, at Baptist Home, Bismarck.

Pauline Dockter was born May 10, 1920, at rural Medina, N.D., the daughter of Jacob F. and Martha Dockter. She grew up on the family farm and attended school there. She married William Oberlander on Aug. 8, 1943. They lived at rural Medina and Streeter, N.D., before moving to Wishek, N.D., in 1966 where she was a cook and kitchen supervisor at the Wishek Community Hospital until she retired. He died in 1985. Pauline married Jacob Sukut in April 1987 at Wishek. After living in Medina and Jamestown, she entered the Baptist Home in August 2002 where she lived until her death.

She is survived by a son, Wayne (Bonnie) Oberlander, Casselton, N.D.; a daughter, Brenda (Dennis) Peterson, Bismarck; two sisters, Loraine Schlaht, Medina, and Erna DuVall, Jamestown; two brothers, Walter, Jamestown, and Lloyd, Sacramento, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, English Lutheran Church, Medina, with the Rev. Christopher Hogstad officiating.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today, Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: St. Lukeís Lutheran Cemetery, Wishek.


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
June 12, 2000

Roland Sukut, 80, Gackle, N.D., died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Fargo, N.D. Mr. Sukut was born Dec. 26, 1919, on the family farm near Fredonia, N.D., the son of Fred and Emelia (Weinbinder) Sukut. He received his elementary education in the local rural school and grew up in the area, where he helped on the family farm. He later worked for farmers in the Gackle, Streeter and Lehr, N.D., communities until he retired and moved into the Gackle Care Center in February of 1986. He was a member of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Fredonia.

He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, a sister, and four siblings in infancy.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, Haut Funeral Chapel, Gackle, with the Rev. Annette Crickenberger officiating. Burial: Lutheran Cemetery north of Fredonia.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ardena V. Sund, 88, Cleveland, ND, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She fought a brave fight from complications stemming from Hodgkinís disease. She received loving care from the staff at Jamestown Hospital and Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown, ND.

Ardena was born on the Kuck Family Homestead, near Gackle, ND, on January 6, 1922, the daughter of Philip and Lydia (Kuck) Geigle. She started out her life as a premature infant of 28 weeks, weighing 18 oz, receiving all her care at home from her loving mother. She grew into a thriving, energetic little girl and attended country schools in the Gackle and Medina areas, graduating from 8th grade. Ardena loved to sing and play piano, and was self taught as a pianist at an early age, being very involved in her church. She worked along side of her mother and siblings to keep the family farm going after the passing of her father at a young age. She married Lester Larson on August 25, 1940 at the Geigle farm home. They resided on the Larson Family Homestead, south of Cleveland. Together they had 6 children. They taught their values of hard work and helping others in day to day living to their children. Ardena was widowed after 22 years of marriage, and continued to help with farm activities along with her children. She married Oliver Sund on November 25, 1967, at the United Methodist Church, Cleveland, ND. Together they renovated the Sund Family Farmstead, Cleveland ND, and resided there for 27 years. They moved into Cleveland in 1994, enjoying their friends, neighbors and the community. Oliver died in January of 2001.

Ardena was an active member of the United Methodist Church, Cleveland, ND. Through the years she played the piano and organ, taught Sunday School, was a Choir member, and served on various committees. She was also an active member of the UMW until near the time of her death. She was a member of the Wild Rose Homemakers Club for several years. It was well known that anyone driving into Cleveland could stop by for a cup of coffee, a piece of Kuchen and a good chat. She loved to do gardening and canning. Making Sunday dinners continued to be a highlight, having her children and grandchildren sit around her table for a meal.

She is survived by her children: Lester (Sharon), Cleveland, ND, Marge (John) Vandeberghe, Cleveland, ND, Terry (Bonnie), Fruita, CO, William (Darlene), Milnor, ND, Janice (Larry) Haagenson, Loveland, CO, and Deborah Johnsen, Grand Forks, ND, 19 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, and brother Don Geigle and wife, Carol, Fargo, ND.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, sister Martha, brothers Edwin and Wilbert, son-in-law, Art Johnsen, infant grandson Jeremiah, and infant great-grandson, Trace.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Monday, September 20, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with Chaplain David Fisher officiating.
Visitation: 4:00 to 7:30 PM, Sunday, September 19, 2010 at the Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Prayer Service: 7:30 PM, Sunday, September 19, 2010 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel.
Burial: Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, North Dakota


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Martha Sund, 93, Jamestown, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Roseadele, Jamestown.

Martha Weixel was born Sept. 25, 1916, in Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Ludwig and Emelia (Weisenberger) Weixel. She attended country grade school in Bloomingfield Township. She married Morris Sund on Jan. 21, 1938, at Cleveland, N.D. They farmed south of Cleveland for many years. In the early 1950s they moved to Medina, N.D., where they farmed. They moved to Jamestown in 1958. She worked for many years at City Laundry and Buffalo Motel. He died March 9, 1993. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Jamestown and a past member of the Homemakers. She enjoyed crocheting, playing pinochle, cooking and making quilts.

She is survived by three sons, Marvin (Judy), Wimbledon, N.D., Leroy, Kingman, Ariz., and Vernon (Joan), Cedar Falls, Iowa; a daughter, Adeline (Roger) Olson, McClusky, N.D.; three sisters, Esther Remboldt, Edna Clark and Hulda Siegle, all Jamestown; 11 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Theodore, Raymond and Elmer; and four sisters, Ella Schnabel, Johanna Brych, Frieda Patzer and Gertrude Klose.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Harlan Kaden officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, in the spring.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, November 3, 2003

Gary Sundheim, 59, Jamestown, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, in Jamestown.

Mr. Sundheim was born Nov. 21, 1943, at Cannon Falls, Minn., the son of Arnold and Gladys (Schiell) Sundheim. He grew up in the area, attended the local school where he received his elementary education and graduated from high school. He entered the U.S. Army on June 17, 1965, at Redwing, Minn. He was discharged Jan. 20, 1967, at Fort Eustis, Va., with the rank of private E-1. He married Lillian (Weispfenning) Stoppleworth on Jan. 12, 1995, at Jamestown. They lived in Jamestown where he worked for area farmers. He was baptized as a minister of the Jehovahís Witnesses.

He is survived by his wife; father and stepmother, Arnold and Joye Sundheim, Cannon Falls; three sons, Reuben and David, both Wadena, Minn., and Jonah, Sioux Falls, S.D.; a daughter, Julie Sundheim, Wadena; two stepdaughters, Linda Hagen and Joan (Cary) Hankel, both Jamestown; four sisters, Alvena Penfield, Cannon Falls, Arlene (Jerry) Sacks, Farmington, Minn., and Betty Jean (Lee) Hanson and Rosemary (Pat) Sleven, both Frazee, Minn.; three brothers, Rodney (Barb), Hastings, Minn., Joey (Steffany), Nashua, Mont., and Donny (Darlene), Cannon Falls; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a daughter, Kelly.

Memorial service: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kingdom Hall, Jamestown, with speaker Cameron Tabbert officiating. 
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Vernon Francis Swartz, 79, Edgeley, N.D., died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at his home.

Mr. Swartz was born Oct. 22, 1925, on the family farm at Gackle, N.D., the son of Walter and Anna (Wiitola) Swartz. He attended rural school and worked on the family farm until entering the U.S. Navy in 1944. He served on the USS Bougainville in the Asiatic Theater during World War II. He was discharged in 1946. He returned to North Dakota, settling in Edgeley. He married Marie Hartman on Oct. 12, 1954. They lived in Edgeley. He worked for Hird Equipment, Edgeley, until retiring in 1990. He later worked part time for Marvin Schulz, Edgeley, for several years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Edgeley, and the Edgeley Volunteer Fire Department for many years, serving several years as fire chief. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Verna (Scott) Geisler, Glendale, Ariz., Yvonne (Jack) McGregor, Jamestown, and Zezalia (Rob) Ketterling, Edgeley; two sons, Vernon Jr. (RoxAne), and Darwin (Sheila), both Edgeley; three brothers, Albert (Carol), Custer, S.D., Barney (Pearl), and Wallace, both Spearfish, S.D.; three sisters, Adda Bly, Custer, Violet George, Emporia, Kan., and Helen (Bill) Leonard, Winona, Okla.; and 10 grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Zion Lutheran Church, Edgeley.
Prayer service: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Edgeley.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Edgeley.



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Napoleon Homestead, ND
May 25, 2006

Helen (Subera) Sweeney, 95, Santa Rosa, CA, died Tuesday, May 16, 2006 in Vista, CA. She was one of five daughters of Streeter pioneer James Subera, who was one of the areaís original sod home pioneer farmers, and who helped establish the town of Streeter by hauling lumber to erect its first buildings.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, June 8, 2009

Anna Symoniak, 97, Lehr, N.D., died Friday, June 5, 2009, at Wishek (N.D.) Home for the Aged.

Ann Ziegenhagel was born May 25, 1912, at the family farm home northwest of Lehr, the daughter of Ferdinand and Christina (Sifferman) Ziegenhagel. She attended school near Lehr and received her elementary education. She moved to Baudette, Minn., where she worked as a hotel maid. She married Albert Symoniak on Oct. 5, 1937, at Virginia, Minn. They lived on a farm near International Falls, Minn. He died Dec. 13, 1968. In 1981, she moved to Lehr and in March 2009 she entered Wishek Home for the Aged. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church in Lehr.

She is survived by a sister, Emma Wolvert, Gackle, N.D.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Wishek, with the Rev. Tom Puffe officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Wishek.
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Reedy, Minn.


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