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  WAGNER Beverly Jane Klose 2002

  WAGNER Elsie Gackle 2005      

  WAGNER Marlene Wentz 2008  

  WAGNER Melvin 1996

  WAGNER Raymond 2008 [Wegner]  

  WAHL Pearl Bettenhausen 2008   

  WALD Joseph A. 2010    

  WALKER Marilyn M. 2007     

  WALTZ Dennis D. 2010    

  WALTZ LaRay Batsch 2010     

  WALZ Esther Bender 2003  

  WANNER Emma Schaeffer 1999

  WANNER Harvey 2009 (2)        

  WANNER Ida Schumaker 2002

  WANNER Lillie Gums 2008     

  WANNER Pauline Widmer 2000

  WANZEK Casimer 2006    

  WANZEK Leo 2008   

  WANZEK Leonard F. 2008     

  WANZEK Lorene Wegner 2008   

  WANZEK Ronald Sr. 2010      

  WARREN LaVerne Schaible 2002

  WECKMAN Virginia A. Wanzek 2008 

  WEGENAST Clayton E. 2005      

  WEGENKE Iona Clancy 1997

  WEGNER Bertha Suko 2006    

  WEGNER Christ 2009     

  WEGNER Todd 2010     

  WEIGEL Mary Johs 2009       

  WEIKUM Katherine Schlittenhard 1999

  WEISPFENNING Anna Schott 2002

  WEISPFENNING Anne Hinnenthal 1999    

  WEISPFENNING Clarence 2010     

  WEISPFENNING Howard Lloyd 2009 

  WEISPFENNING Louella Billigmeier 2004   

  WEISPFENNING Louisa Rath 1996

  WEISPFENNING Marlys Koeppe 2007    

  WEISPFENNING Mathilda Rath 1999    

  WEISPFENNING Theodore 1996

  WEISSER Arlo 2010      

  WEISSER Gideon 1954    

  WEISSER Leona Lang 2009     

  WEISSER-HOFFER Karolina Hoff 1956  

  WEISSER Otto 2007     

  WEIST Otto 2001

  WEISZ Lydia Kienzle 2010     

  WEIXEL Alvin 1999 (2 Obits)

  WEIXEL Anisia Kirvida 2001 (2 Obits)

  WEIXEL Esther Krieger 2005      

  WEIXEL Frieda Reich 2007     

  WEIXEL Malida Grenz 1968 

  WEIXEL Margaret Williams 2010   

  WEIXEL Robert Sr. 2004 

  WENDLAND Clara Rath 2004    

  WENTLAND Margaret Burkhardt 2010  

  WENTZ Alice Rau 1997

  WENTZ Art 2001

  WENTZ Edward 1996

  WENTZ Helen Rau 2006    

  WENTZ Lucy Weibusch 2001   

  WENTZ Marie Buck 2001   

  WENTZ Martha M. Hoffer 2002

  WENTZ Milton 2003

  WENTZ Ottellia Holtzworth 2000    

  WENTZ Ottilia Rau 2005     

  WENTZ Roy 2008      

  WENTZ Vernon 1996

  WERE Christian 1995

  WERTH Leona 2004      

  WETZEL Harlin 2010     

  WETZEL Raymond 2010     

  WHITNEY George 2000

  WIDMER Alvin R. 2007     

  WIDMER Elmer 2004  

  WIDMER Eva Schock 2010     

  WIDMER Jackie and James 1938 

  WIDMER LeRoy 2001

  WIDMER Randy 2000

  WIEDERRICH Mable Heidinger 2009 

  WIEDERRICH Reinhold 2008   

  WIEDERRICH Viola 2006    

  WIELAND Bertha Guthmiller 2003   

  WIELAND Edwin C. 2002 

  WIEST Emil 2004    

  WIEST LorEtta Borth 2004     

  WILEN Ernest 1998

  WILEN Fred 1966

  WILEN Mathilda Rankinen 2004    

  WILHELM Angeline Govig 2010     

  WILKINSON John C. 2008      

  WILLIAMS Almon A. 2007      

  WILLIAMS Boyd H. 2009 (2)      

  WILLIAMS Mark Almon 2007    

  WILLS Annette Deg 2009      

  WILSON Laura Schober 2008    

  WITKOWSKI Erna Freymark 2002

  WITTKOP Christina Janke 2001 (2 Obits)

  WITTMIER Shirley Ann Mayfield 2010  

  WOEHL DeNome Johnson 2010     

  WOEHL Emma Koenig 2002

  WOEHL Rebecca Netzer 2008     

  WOLF Anna Schlecht 1998

  WOLF Emma Oberlander 2001

  WOLF Katherine Elhard Retzer 1997

  WOLF Leontina Sukut 1968     

  WOLFE Dell 2005     

  WOLFF Dee Feist 2007      

  WOLFF Harry 2009     

  WOLFF Hubert 2008      

  WOLT Agnes Wentz 2008   

  WOOD Pauline Gienger 2006     

  WOOLDRIDGE Lempi L. 2000

  WURTELE Hulda Hoffer 2008    

  WUTZKE Freida Stoller 2002 

  
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The Forum, Fargo, ND
January 3, 2002
Jamestown, N.D.

Beverly Jane Wagner, 62, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, in Innovis Hospital, Fargo.

Beverly Klose was born March 11, 1939, in Jamestown, where she grew up and attended school. On Aug. 31, 1957, she married Jay Wagner in Jamestown. She worked for Charley’s Night Club, American Legion Club, The Jamestown Sun, Wagner’s Tire, Wal-Mart and Community Action, all Jamestown. She currently worked for Hugo’s Grocery Store, Jamestown.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Jack, Jamestown, Mark (Lori), San Francisco, Larry (Tina), Valley City, N.D.; a daughter, Julie (Alan) Meyer, Gackle, N.D.; two brothers, Elmer (Eldora), Jamestown, Bill (Laurel), Eckelson, N.D.; two sisters, Lorraine (Bud) Zimney, Jamestown, Linda (Harry) Ebele, Gackle; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation: Today from 9-9, with a rosary at 7 and a prayer service at 7:30, in Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Friday at 10:30 in Basilica of St. James, Jamestown.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Elsie G. Wagner, 100, Ellendale, N.D., formerly of Monango, N.D., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Prince of Peace Care Center, Ellendale.

Elsie Gackle was born Feb. 28, 1904, near Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Gottfred and Rosna (Dittus) Gackle. She grew up and graduated from Edgeley (N.D.) High School in 1925. She attended Normal Industrial, Ellendale, and taught at Lautt #3 country school near Fredonia. She attended Capital Commercial College, Bismarck, N.D., and later worked at a bank in Bismarck. She married Louis Wagner on April 10, 1929, in Fredonia. They lived in Fredonia until 1936, when they moved to a farm south of Fredonia. In 1945, they purchased the Fleming farm east of Monango. He died in 1963. She moved to Monango in 1971 and to Ellendale in 1990. She moved to Evergreen Place in 2003 and remained until January 2005. She was a member of Presbyterian-United Methodist Church, Ellendale. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and growing flowers.

She is survived by four sons, Gerald (Audrey), Roseville, Minn., Duane (Bernice Schultz), Jamestown, and Neil (Lonnie) and Fred (Marcia), both Ellendale; two daughters, Jean (Jim) Key, Stillwater, Okla., and Carol (Lee) DeForest, Bismarck; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and a daughter, Mary Ann.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Presbyterian United Methodist Church, Ellendale, with the Rev. Joseph Manja officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale.
Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Monango City Cemetery, Monango.



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The Napoleon Homestead, ND
February 6, 2008

Marlene Wagner, 73, Bismarck, died Feb. 1, 2008, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at First United Methodist Church, Bismarck. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Marlene Delanda Wentz was born July 7, 1934 near Streeter, the daughter of Milton and Otillia (Rau) Wentz. She grew up as the oldest daughter of three girls on a farm in Logan County. Following high school, which she finished by correspondence, she attended two years at Dakota Business College in Fargo. She married Emil Wagner June 30, 1957 in Streeter.
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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
February 4, 2008

Marlene Wagner, 73, Bismarck, was received into the arms of her Savior Feb. 1, 2008, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at First United Methodist Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Walter Schott officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with prayer services at 7:30 p.m., all at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck. Visitation continues one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday.

Marlene Delanda Wentz was born July 7, 1934, near Streeter, the daughter of Milton and Otillia (Rau) Wentz. She grew up as the oldest daughter of three girls on a farm in Logan County. Following high school, which she finished by correspondence, she attended two years at Dakota Business College, in Fargo. She married Emil Wagner June 30, 1957, in Streeter. They then made their home in Bismarck and owned and operated Tops Truck Stop in Sterling until 1990. Emil passed away Nov. 9, 1992.

Marlene is survived by her five children, Marcia (Gary) Scherbenske, Tuttle, Scott (Kathy) Wagner, Ardmore, Okla., Jackie (Mark) Shipley, Steele, Clark (special friend, Brittany Jie Zheng), Champaign, Ill., and Kim (Robert) Pepper, Wichita, Kan.; her grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Martin, Minot, Matthew (Sheri) Scherbenske, Kulm, Nathan (Salena) Shipley, Fargo, Naomi Shipley, Steele, Joel Shipley, Steele, and Jerad Wagner and Caleb Wagner, Ardmore; her great-grandson, Joshua Martin, Minot; her sisters, Sally (Lyle) Reese, Tigard, Ore., and Lucille (Alvin) Kuhn, McMinnville, Ore.; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eleanora Schulz, Bismarck, Violet Olson, Yantis, Texas, Vernon (Florence) Wagner, Bismarck, O'Neil Wagner, Hazelton, and Luella (Wallace) Maier, Bellingham, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; her granddaughter, Lisa Shipley; and her parents, Milton and Otillia Wentz, Gackle.


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The Press-Enterprise; Riverside, CA
February 2, 1996
Page: B04

Services for Melvin Erwin Wagner, 76, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Arlington Mortuary in Riverside. He died Wednesday of chronic fibrosis at his home in Riverside.

Friends may call from 1 until 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.

Burial will be in Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside.

Mr. Wagner, who was born in Alfred, N.D., lived in Riverside 44 years. He was an accountant for 45 years, most recently for 10 years at Ramco Insurance Co. in Riverside. He enjoyed golf, camping, and traveling and was an avid sports fan.

Mr. Wagner is survived by his wife, Rosa; a daughter, Jo Ann Rexroth of Mt. Aukum; three sons, Robert of Riverside, Dennis of Ridgefield and John of Roseville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ted of Jamestown, N.D., Christian of Gackle, N.D., Art of Chesterton, Ind., and Ray of Chicago; and two sisters, Hulda Konrad and Anna Krause, both of Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Raymond "Ray" Wagner, 89, Palo Heights, Ill., died March 4, 2008, in Palo Heights.

Mr. Wagner was born March 18, 1918, at Alfred, N.D., the son of Gottfried and Pauline Wegner. He served in the Army during 1942 and saw combat in Germany and France. He moved to Palo Heights after his discharge. He was employed as a sheet metal worker on the assembly line at Fort Motor Co., Chicago.

He is survived by a brother, Christ Wegner, Jamestown; and two sisters, Holda Konrad and Anna Krause, both Jamestown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Millie.

Services: held March 7, John Sheehy Funeral Home, Palo Heights.
Burial: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Pearl Loretta Wahl, 90, Jamestown, North Dakota, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2008, after an exceptional life of 90 years and countless memories.

Pearl Bettenhausen was born October 28, 1917 in rural Wishek, ND, to Oliver and Pauline (Kramer) Bettenhausen. Her mother passed away when she was one year old and she was then taken care of by her grandparents, Jacob and Elizabeth Kramer. When her father remarried to Emma Kramer, her aunt, she was taken into their home to be cared for and loved. She was raised on the farm near Wishek. She graduated from Wishek High School and later taught in a rural Wishek school for two years.

She married Edmund Wahl on April 9, 1940, and they made their first home in Nisswa, Minnesota, where Edmund was employed. Two years later they returned to North Dakota, settling in Jamestown, where she happily supported her husband in his business and raised two children.

Pearl was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Her love of children and teaching drew her to teach Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She was proud to be a member of the Ladies Aid Circle for 38 years, serving as President, Secretary, and Treasurer, as well as the Education Chairman. She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother, and made that her ultimate accomplishment in life. She was famous for her special chocolate chip cookies!

Pearl is survived by her son and his wife, Al and Mary Wahl, Bismarck; her daughter and her husband, Greta and Dick Craven, Wenatchee, WA; and four grandchildren, Catherine Wahl, The Dalles, OR; James Wahl and his wife, Maria-Louisa, Boston, MA; Shane Craven and his wife, Arianne, Bellingham, WA and Justin Craven, Seattle, WA; six stepbrothers, Charles (Viola) Bettenhausen, Wishek, Warren (Ann) Bettenhausen, Fargo, Larry (Evelyn) Bettenhausen, Athens, TN, Oliver, Jr. (Virginia) Bettenhausen, Wishek, Neal (Nancy) Bettenhausen, San Diego, CA and Richard (Maxine) Bettenhausen, Rapid City, SD; and seven stepsisters, LaVera Ottmar, Ft. Dodge, IA, Mabel (Edward) Larson, Orlando, FL, Blanche Wetzel, Mandan, ND, Gladys (Leon) Zimmerman, Napoleon, Muriel (Marvin) Schilling, Bismarck, Shirley (Marvin) Kaseman, Linton and Ella (Kenneth) Burr, Birmingham, AL.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edmund; her parents and stepmother; two stepbrothers, Howard and Edgar; and stepsister, Corrine Albright.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Pearl Wahl will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 4, 2008 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, James-town, with Pastor Dennis Ellingsen officiating.

Arrangements are with the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown, ND.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Wall of Flame, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 424 1st Ave South, Jamestown, ND 58401.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, January 7, 2010

Joseph A. Wald, 86, Napoleon, N.D., died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2009, at the Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.

Mr. Wald was born Aug. 30, 1923, at Hague, N.D., the son of Anton and Dorothea (Haegele) Wald. He grew up and attended country school in Glendale Township, North Dakota. He married Pauline Berger on June 23, 1952, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Mott, N.D. They lived and farmed 10 1/2 miles northeast of Napoleon until moving into town in 1985. He served on the supervisor board of Glendale Township for many years and was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus. He entered Napoleon Care Center in February 2007.

He is survived by his wife; six sons, Patrick (Delilah), Clinton (Ann) and Peter, all Bismarck, N.D., Tony (Patricia), Mandan, N.D., Dennis (Clare), Aberdeen, S.D., and Monsignor Jeffrey, Fargo, N.D.; three daughters, Virginia (Joseph) Zubrod, Valley City, N.D., Bertha (Lee) Blaschke, Lisbon, N.D., and Dorothy (Geoffrey) Lauinger, Jamestown; two brothers, Leo (Rosemary), Napoleon, and Conrad (Patricia), Deerbrook, Wis.; five sisters, Mary Fettig, Napoleon, Idora (Leo) Schmidt, Hazelton, N.D., Cyrella (John) Engelhart, Zeeland, N.D., Veronica Henley, Tappen, N.D., and Barbara Schmultz, Bismarck; and 18 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael; a daughter, Barbara Ann; his parents; and a brother, Louis.

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Visitation: 1 to 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
Burial: St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery, Napoleon.


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Pope County Tribune
Gleenwood, MN
August 6, 2007

Marilyn Walker, 75, of Villard, died Friday, July 13, at Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis from liver failure.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 21, at Villard United Methodist Church in Villard with the Rev. Mark Bateson officiating.  Interment was in the Lake Leven Cemetery in Villard.  Arrangements were with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.

Marilyn Mae Polzine, the daughter of Elmer and Leta (Kostman) Polzine, was born on March 1, 1932, in Little Rock, Iowa.  She lived on a farm in Iowa until 1942 and then moved to the Villard area.  She attended school in Villard and graduated from Villard High School in 1950.

Marilyn was employed at the Villard Elevator, the Villard High School, was a day care provider and did computer work from home for many years.

On July 25, 1953, Marilyn was united in marriage to Lawrence S. Walker at Villard United Methodist Church.  The couple farmed near Villard.  Marilyn and Lawrence shared 53 years of marriage.

Marilyn was active in the Villard United Methodist Church acting as treasurer from 1975 - 2005.  She belonged to the Northside Birthday Club and was a member of the Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, knitting, counted cross stitch, writing in a diary daily, watching sports, baking and feeding the birds.  She especially loved spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence; sons, Jeffrey (Cynthia) of Villard, John (Anne) Basalt, Colo.; daughters, Linda (Tom) DeWitt of Carlos, Kathy (Bob) Jacobs of Villard and Cindy (Jerry) Welinski of Clear Lake; grandchildren, Jodi, Tara and Travis DeWitt, Cory and Jermey Walker, Benjamin, Hannah, Nicholas and Grace Welinski, Kaylee and Bradley Jacobs and Manning and Ruby Walker; sisters, Marlys (Fred) Weispfenning of Glenwood and Barbara (David) Fegan of Rock Rapids, Iowa; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dennis Deliane Waltz, 59, Jamestown, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Waltz was born Feb. 12, 1951, in Minot, N.D, the son of Herbert and Joyce (Larsen) Waltz. He graduated in 1969 from Jamestown High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb. 25, 1970, and served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on Nov. 30, 1971, and he returned to Jamestown. He worked for the North Dakota State Hospital, Jamestown, for many years and then transferred to the James River Correctional Center, Jamestown. He married LaRay Batsch on May 10, 1995, in Jamestown. He was a member of the America Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AmVets, Disabled American Veterans and St. John’s Lutheran Church, all of Jamestown. He enjoyed playing bingo and dancing.

He is survived his wife; two sons, Danny and Eric Van Dam, both Jamestown; a brother, Herbert, Sioux Falls, S.D.; two sisters, Bonnie Weatherly, Jamestown and Pam Woodall, Bonham, Texas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and June Batsch, Jamestown; two sisters-in-law, Char Middlestead and Gale (Tom) Scherbenske, both Jamestown; a brother-in-law, Bruce (Ruth) Batsch, Valley City, N.D.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and three brothers-in-law, Donald Weatherly, Dennis Woodall and Vern Middlestead.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Suzanne Orlopp officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

LaRay Waltz, 52, Jamestown, ND, died Monday, October 11, 2010 at Eventide Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown, ND.

LaRay June Batsch was born June 5, 1958 at LaMoure, ND, the daughter of Raymond and Doloras June (Wegenast) Batsch. She was raised on the family farm near Edgeley, ND where she attended elementary and 2 years of high school. She moved with her family to Jamestown, ND in 1973 and completed high school in Jamestown, graduating in 1976. On May 10, 1995 she married Dennis Waltz and they resided in Jamestown where LaRay worked as a Ward Clerk at the North Dakota State Hospital.

LaRay was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends; her 2 cats, Spook and Mister and watching the Golden Girls.

Survivors include her parents, Ray and June Batsch, Jamestown, ND; 2 sisters: Charlette Middlestead and Gale (Tom) Scherbenske, both Jamestown, ND; a brother, Bruce (Ruth) Batsch, Valley City, ND; 3 nephews: Jeramie Middlestead, Bismarck, ND; Andrew Middlestead, Jamestown, ND; Matthew Scherbenske, Barnsville, MN; 2 nieces: Jodie Hejtamanek, Valley City, ND and Jennie Darby, Shreveport, LA; 7 great nieces and nephews; a step-son, Danny Waltz; a brother-in-law, Herbert Waltz, Sioux Falls, SD; 2 sisters-in-law: Bonnie Weatherly, Jamestown, ND and Pam Woodall, Bonham, TX and one step-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband; grandparents; 2 brothers: Randall and Randolph Batsch and a brother-in-law, Vernon Middlestead.

Funeral – 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2010 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown, ND
Prayer Service – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, ND
Visitation – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, ND and 1 hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
Interment – Sunset Memorial Garden, Jamestown, ND


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The Ashley Tribune, ND
August 13, 2003

Funeral services for Esther (Bender) Walz, 71, of Ashley were held, Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at Zion Lutheran Church of Ashley, under the direction of Carlsen Funeral Home. The Rev. Jeff Giles officiated.

Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Ashley.

Mrs. Walz died Aug. 6, 2003 at her home in Ashley.

Esther Edna Walz, the daughter of John and Pauline (Zenker) Bender, was born on Oct. 20, 1931 near Ashley. She received her education in country school near her childhood home.

She was united in marriage to Alvin Walz on Nov. 19, 1950 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. They resided on their farmstead three miles east of Ashley where they engaged in farming and the raising of their five children.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley where she was active in WELCA, had taught Bible School and was a Luther League advisor. Esther was also a member of the American legion Auxiliary.

Esther and Alvin enjoyed traveling together and had spent the last ten winters in McAllen, Texas.

She loved cooking, sewing, gardening and tending to her flowers, as well as playing cards and spending time with family and friends.

Esther is survived by her husband Alvin Walz of Ashley, one son Kirby (Mary) Walz of Highlands Ranch, CO; three daughters, Renee (Bob) Collins of Las Vegas, NV, Cynthia (Murray) Anderson of Wyndmere and Juliane (David Wilkinson of Lakota; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers Edwin (Martha) Bender of Lodi, CA and Johnnie (Alice) Bender of Ashley, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two-year-old sister, Paulina and a son, Avery Walz.

Casketbearers were Esther’s grandchildren: Temujin Chavez, Regina Chavez, Sage Chavez, Vanessa Wilkinson, Bradley Wilkinson, Kelsey Anderson, Kayla Anderson, Jason Tronson, Kim Fick and Michelle Westergaard.


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Emma Wanner, 88, Wishek, N.D., died Sunday, May 2, 1999, in Wishek Hospital.

Emma Schaeffer was born March 14, 1911, in Wishek, where she grew up and attended school. On Nov. 29, 1931, she married Philip Wanner in Wishek, where they farmed until moving into Wishek in 1964. She worked in food preparation for Wishek Public School and Weintz Café for several years. She also baby-sat for families in Wishek. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Vernon (Geri), Belvidere, Ill.; four daughters, Violet LaVan, Pueblo, Colo., Agnes (Duane) Aman, Inez (Roger) Becker, both ...

Date: Mon - May 3, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Harvey Wanner, 74, West Fargo, N.D., formerly Jamestown, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Wanner was born Feb. 3, 1935, at rural Burnstad, N.D., the son of Karl D. and Lydia (Heupel) Wanner. He grew up and attended rural school at Burnstad. He attended Hansen Auto Mechanical Trade School, Fargo, in 1965. He married Margo Giedd on June 20, 1965, in Washburn, N.D. They lived in Bismarck from 1965 to 1966, where he worked as an auto mechanic. In 1966, they moved to the family farm at rural Wishek, N.D., and farmed and ranched for 32 years. They moved to Jamestown in 1998. He moved to West Fargo in 2004. He volunteered at Bonanzaville and the Dakota Boys Ranch and did handyman work for the Cooperative Living Center. He enjoyed playing cards and dancing.

He is survived by a daughter, Sheila (Larry) Braaten, Rugby, N.D.; a son, Shannon (Dorinda), Casselton, N.D.; three sisters, Irene (Alvin) Boschee, Sacramento, Calif., and Alice (Art E.) Ketterling and Marlene (Edgar) Thurn, both Wishek; four brothers, Wilbert A. (Bernice), Wishek, Clarence (Mary Ann) and Earl, both Rochester, Minn., and Leo, Jamestown; special friend, Marilyn Grieger, Fargo; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Allen and Melvin; and two sisters, Priscilla and Carol.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, West Funeral Home, West Fargo, and 11 a.m. Thursday, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Wishek.
Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.
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The Fargo Forum, ND
March 2, 2009

Harvey Wanner, 74, West Fargo, ND died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 in his home.

Mr. Wanner was born on Feb. 3, 1935 in rural Burnstad, ND, where he grew up and attended rural school. Harvey later attended Hansen Auto Mechanical Trade School of Fargo in 1965. He married Margo Giedd on June 20, 1965 in Washburn, ND. They lived in Bismarck, ND from 1965 to 1966, where Harvey worked as an auto mechanic. In 1966, Harvey moved to the family farm in the rural Wishek, ND area, and began farming and ranching for the next 32 years.

He then moved to Jamestown, ND in 1998, living there until he moved to West Fargo, ND in 2004.

Harvey was very active in the Fargo and West Fargo area. He volunteered at Bonanzaville, the Dakota Boys Ranch and did handyman work for the Cooperative Living Center. He also greatly enjoyed spending time with his friends, playing cards and dancing. But, most of all, Harvey loved to be with his children and grandchildren.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Karl D. and Lydia (Heupel) Wanner, brothers, Allen and Melvin and sisters, Priscilla and Carol.

He is survived by a son, Shannon (Dorinda), Casselton, ND; daughter, Sheila (Larry) Braaten, Rugby, ND; three grandchildren, Shaine and Alexis Wanner and Clay Vannett; four brothers, Wilbert A. (Bernice), Wishek, ND, Clarence (Mary Ann), Rochester, MN, Leo, Jamestown, ND, Earl, Rochester, MN; three sisters, Irene (Alvin) Boschee, Sacramento, CA, Alice (Art E.) Ketterling and Marlene (Edgar) Thurn all of Wishek, ND; a special friend, Marilyn Grieger, Fargo, ND.

Funeral Services: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 11 a.m. in West Funeral Home, West Fargo with visitation from 10 to 11 in the funeral home. Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Wishek, ND with visitation from 10 to 11 in the church.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
January 4, 2002

Ida Wanner, 82, Bismarck, N.D., formerly Streeter, N.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at Edgewood Vista, Bismarck.

Ida Schumaker was born April 26, 1919, at the family farm home west of Streeter, the daughter of Jacob and Katie (Dutt) Schumaker. She received her elementary education at the local rural school and grew up in the area. She married Christian Buchfink April 4, 1942, at Streeter. They lived on his parents' farm northwest of Streeter. He died April 5, 1960, and she moved into Streeter. She married Albert Wanner Sept. 24, 1965, at Bismarck. They lived on her farm northwest of Streeter for many years. He died Nov. 12, 1990. In 1999 she moved to Mandan, N.D. In July 2001 she entered Edgewood Vista, Bismarck. She was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter, and attended American Lutheran Church, Mandan. She enjoyed farm life.

She is survived by a daughter, Marlinda (Lloyd) Bender, Bismarck; a brother, Milton, Bismarck; and a grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; her parents; a son, Donald; a brother; and a sister.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Robert Pestal officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lillie Wanner, 86, Bismarck, died March 6, 2008, at a Bismarck care center.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Charity Lutheran Church in Bismarck, with Rev. Robert Nordvall officiating. Burial will be at Peace Lutheran Cemetery in rural Streeter, ND.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 – 9:00 PM and Monday from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM at Eastgate Funeral Service where a prayer service will be held Monday evening at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue Tuesday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Lillie was born on January 16, 1922, the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Gums, in Streeter, ND, where she attended a country school. Lillie did not have much of a chance for a formal education due to her father’s declining health. When she was 12 years old her dad passed away. She worked on the family farm, helping with everything from milking cows, stacking hay, gardening, canning, and cooking, plus the never ending housework, washing and ironing. She also cared for her invalid mother. Her brother, Edward, was widowed with five children ranging in age from 2 to 12. Lillie took on a huge responsibility without much thought. She was definitely a mother-figure more than an aunt to them.

Lillie gave of herself so selflessly enduring long hours without complaint. On June 27, 1947, she was united in marriage to Edward "Eddie" Wanner. He moved to the family farm with Lillie where there were now nine people in a very small farm house, but somehow, they never felt crowded or needed private space; they were a very close knit family that found great pleasure in being together.

She and Eddie farmed and raised cattle along with her brother, Edward. She was a servant who took time for others sewing dresses for the girls and her mother and made sure the boys and men had perfectly washed and starched white shirts ready for church on Sunday morning. Many times, long after the children had gone to bed, she would start cooking and baking something for Sunday dinner. She was a wonderful cook and was always prepared for unexpected company. Relatives and friends were always treated to a delicious meal and never went home unless she had first made a lunch which consisted of sandwiches, baked kuchen, cake or pie, and on occasion, homemade ice cream.

Even though Lillie and Eddie did not have children of their own, their love for children stretched beyond her family when Lillie and Eddie became foster parents to Gerald, Gregory, and Kenny Schumacher. She was compassionate and loved them unconditionally. When Lillie’s brother, Edward, remarried, Eddie and Lillie bought a farmstead of their own. Eddie passed away in 1975 and Lillie continued to live on the farmstead until 1996. She then moved to Bismarck where she resided until the time of her death.

Lillie liked pulling surprises, especially sneaking up behind people when they least expected. Lillie had a great sense of humor. Her Christian faith came through and guided those she came in contact with, teaching others to pray. She loved to sing and many summer evenings were spent sitting on the front step and singing hymns. She was steadfast in her faith and also driven by her own convictions. She wanted to be very independent even until the end of her life. She wanted to do for others rather than have anyone do anything for her.

Lillie is survived by her sister, Roselia "Sally" Lang; her foster children, Gerald and Kenny Schumacher; her foster grandchildren, Jennifer and Helen; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a foster child.


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The Jamestown Sun (online), ND
Week of Dec 18-23, 2000

Pauline Wanner, 94, Jamestown, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Pauline Widmer was born Sept. 21, 1906, on a farm north of Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Andreas and Christina (Heller) Widmer. She lived on the family farm and attended rural school. She married Fred Wanner in November 1924 at Eureka, S.D. They lived on a farm near Eureka until 1948, when they moved to Ashley, N.D. He [died] in 1974. She continued to live in Ashley until 1984, when she moved to Ellendale, N.D. In 1998 she moved to Jamestown.

She is survived by a daughter, Elsie (Emil) Geisler, Jamestown; three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Lou Mae Ostby; a son-in-law, Ray Ostby; four brothers; three sisters; a grandson and two great-granddaughters.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Ashley, N.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, July, 21, 2006

Casimer Wanzek, 83 Jamestown died Wednesday July 19 2006 at Hi Acres Manor Nursing Center Jamestown.

Mr. Wanzek was born June 22, 1923 in Windsor N.D. the son of Vincent and Agnes Kerber Wanzek. He grew up in the Windsor area and helped on the family farm. On December 13, 1944, Casimer enlisted in the US Army and served in the Philippines. He was honorably discharged on December 3, 1946 at Center Fr. Louis, Washington. He returned to North Dakota and married Mary Jean Schauer. They lived on a farm north of Cleveland where he grain and dairy farmed and raised their family. In 1969, Casimer began trucking for McDonald Trucking. He later worked for Wright Trucking, Mayer Trucking and Wiest Truck Line. In 1972 Casimer married Lillian Jacobson.

He enjoyed fishing and having coffee at the truck stop with his friends.

He is survived by his wife Lillian of Jamestown, four daughters Kathy Wanzek and Gloriana Wanzek both Fargo N.D., Victoria Wanzek, St. Louis Mo. and Vivian Wanzek Wahpeton N.D,. two sons Douglas Wahpeton and Casey, Jamestown; two step-children, Gary Bernice Riemer and JoAnn (Paul) Schneider, both of Jamestown; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and seven brothers and sisters, Virginia Weckman, Shakopee, MN, Dorothy (Charles) Flynn, Moorhead, MN, Ronald (Lorraine) Wanzek, Eldridge, ND, Leo (Janet) Wanzek, Fargo, ND, Vincent (Dorothy) Wanzek, Riverside, CA, Marvin (Donna) Wanzek and Richard (Alice) Wanzek, both of Windsor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alfonzo in infancy and Jerome; one sister, Isabel; a brother-in-law, Germain Weckman and step-daughter, Kimberly Diane.


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Minot Daily News, ND

Feb. 1, 1928 - April 16, 2008

Leo A. Wanzek, age 80, of Fargo, ND, died in his home surrounded by his wife and family on Wednesday, April 16, 2008.

Leo was born February 1, 1928, to Vincent and Agnes Wanzek of Windsor, ND, the third out of ten children. His childhood was spent on the farm just southwest of Windsor. There he farmed and the North Dakota Prairie built his spirit and character. He attended school at St. John’s Academy. He received his Civil Engineering degree from NDSU in 1951 and was an ROTC officer in the Air Force.

In 1951 he began dating Janet Lucille Whitmer of Medina, ND. On one occasion when meeting for a date, they had agreed to meet at a specific time and place, while Janet was staying at a farm south of Medina to teach school. The roads had become impassible due to drifting snow so Janet road a horse to the meeting place where Leo was promptly waiting. They enjoyed the local weekend dances of the era and the song "Blue Moon" was played at their first dance together.

Leo was married to Janet on December 27, 1952, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Medina, ND. Leo was sent to Korea to serve as a Lieutenant with the Air Force in the Korean War and was in charge of building U.S. air bases and runways during the war.

Leo worked for a local highway/heavy construction company before starting his own business with Janet in 1971. Upon founding Wanzek Construction, Inc., Leo’s first project was for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, building the visitor center at Lake Ashtabula on the east side of the reservoir above the Baldhill Dam just north of Valley City. The building was made of split-face fieldstone which Wanzek’s crews split onsite. The visitor’s center is still in use today. Leo was a true construction man. He enjoyed the projects, the challenges and had a deep empathy and respect for all people. Leo was President of the company until most recently becoming Chairman of the Board. He enjoyed the fact that his son Jon joined him in the firm and they were able to work together as a father and son team building a business of which they were proud.

Wanzek Construction continued to grow over the years and Leo enjoyed the everyday challenges that the business presented to him. Leo constructed many notable projects in the area and across the Midwest including more than 100 bridges, flood control projects, water treatment plants, dams, reservoirs, pump and lift stations, Wal-Mart stores, swimming pools, sugar plants, ethanol plants and wind farms. Today the firm he founded employs more than 800 people and is building projects in more than 14 states. Wanzek Construction was also recently added to the ENR 400 list as one of the 400 largest construction companies in America. Think of Leo when you drive over a bridge.

Leo was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo. Leo was active with the Holy Cross South Cemetery committee, he designed, built and donated the gate at the entrance. Leo was past President of the North Dakota Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.

Leo loved his family, figuring and estimating construction bids, visiting jobsites, hunting ducks and geese, skiing with his family, playing with his grandchildren and planting his garden.

Leo is survived by: his wife, Janet; their three children: Juliet (Neal) Everist, Sioux City, IA, Jantze (Dennis) Haley, Minneapolis, MN, Jon (Lori) Wanzek, Fargo, ND. Leo is also survived by his nine grandchildren: Anna, Janelle, Erich, Heidi, Maria, Jack and Grace (Jon and Lori), Nik Larsen (Jantze) and Daniel Everist (Juliet); three brothers: Ronald Wanzek, Jamestown, ND, Marvin (Donna) Wanzek, Windsor, ND, Richard (Alice) Wanzek, Jamestown, ND; two sisters: Virginia Weckman, Shakopee, MN, and Dorothy Flynn, Moorhead, MN.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents: Vincent and Agnes Wanzek; brothers: Vincent Wanzek, Jerome Wanzek, Casimir Wanzek; sister: Isabel Maddock; and his grandson, Thomas Wanzek.

Leo’s strong Catholic faith has been a witness to many. He always would say "Thanks be to the Lord" when arriving home safely or enjoying any blessing with his family, such as their presence or a beautiful sunset. Leo’s suffering with illness in his last days was in his faith in Christ. His strength, faith, courage and his spirit during his illness was an inspiration to many.

Visitation: Today, April 18, 2008, from 5 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fargo, and one hour prior to the Funeral Mass in the church on Saturday, April 19.
Prayer Service: Today at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Funeral Mass: Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
Interment: Holy Cross South Cemetery, Fargo.
Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
September 6, 2008

Leonard F. Wanzek, 79, Courtenay, N.D., died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at Ave Marie Village, James-town. Mr. Wanzek was born Oct. 4, 1928, on the Wanzek family farm near Windsor, N.D., the son of Paul and Veronica (Prodzinski) Wanzek. He graduated from St. John’s Academy, Jamestown, in 1947. He worked as an auto mechanic and also for Goodman Electric Co., Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, January 17, 2008

Lorene Wanzek, 76, Jamestown, ND, died Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at her home in Jamestown.

Lorene Viola Wegner was born May 26, 1931 at the farm home of her parents, Gottfried and Bertha (Suko) Wegner in Custer Township, south of Cleveland, ND. She grew up on the family farm, attending the Custer Township School through the eighth grade. She married Ronald Henry Wanzek Sr. on October 7, 1950 at St. Mathias Church in Windsor, ND. They lived for a short time on his parents’ farm south of Windsor until purchasing a farm in Moon Lake Township where they made their home until 1976, when they moved to Jamestown. Lorene and Ronald farmed together while raising their family. She also worked at the Jamestown Livestock Café, Montgomery Wards, where many knew her as the "the paint lady" and the Pantry Café. She enjoyed needlework, macramé, ceramics, flower gardening, bird watching and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was active in St. Mathias Church and St. Anne’s Altar Society of Windsor and taught CCD for many years at St. Mathias. She was currently a member of The Basilica Of St. James in Jamestown. She and Ronald celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on October 7, 2007.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald; 3 sons: Ronald Jr. (Terry Lynn) of rural Jamestown; Roger (Pamela Martin), Oceanside, CA; Randy (Dee) Wanzek, Jamestown; a daughter, Sharon (Lynn) Waleri, Jamestown; 4 grandsons: Justin (Kelly) Wanzek, Fargo, ND; Mitchell Wanzek, Cody and Ross Waleri, all of Jamestown; 4 granddaughters: Liza (Fred) Wolff and Lindsey Wanzek of Jamestown; Markell (Matthew) Olmstead, Fargo, ND and Brandee (Brad) Keller, Minot, ND. She is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren: Brody Wolff, Jamestown; Macy Wanzek, Fargo, ND and Alex and Zach Keller, Minot, ND. Also surviving are 4 brothers: Melvin (Agnes) Wegner, David Wegner, Elroy (Edress) Wegner and Clifford (Cheryl) Wegner, all of Jamestown, ND and a sister, Mae (Bob) Williams, Cleveland, ND; numerous nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents and her father and mother-in-law, Vincent Sr. and Agnes Wanzek.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: St. Pauline’s Cemetery, Windsor, N.D.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ronald Henry Wanzek, Sr., 84, passed away November 29, 2010 at Sanford Palliative Care Unit, Fargo, ND.

Ronald was born November 23, 1926 in Windsor Township, the son of Vincent and Agnes (Kerber) Wanzek Sr. He attended St. John’s Academy and later farmed with his father.

On October 7, 1950 he married Lorene Wegner, the daughter of Gottfried and Bertha Wegner. They lived on his parents’ farm for a year until 1951 when they purchased a farm in Moon Lake Township. They farmed and lived on the farm until 1976, when they moved to Jamestown. Ronald continued to farm with his sons Ron and Randy until 2004. They operated a dairy farm until 1974 and then concentrated on small grains and beef cattle. He was active in St. Mathias Parish in Windsor as a trustee and later a member of St. James Basilica, Jamestown. He also served as treasurer of Moon Lake Township, held other township offices and was a lifetime member of the Knight of Columbus. Lorene passed away January 15, 2008.

He is survived by 4 children: Ron Jr. (Terry Lynn), rural Jamestown; Randy (Dee), Jamestown; Sharon (Lynn) Waleri, Jamestown; Roger (Pamela), Oceanside, CA; 8 grandchildren: Liza (Fred) Wolff, Jamestown; Markell (Matt) Olmstead, Fargo; Justin (Kelly) Wanzek, Fargo; Brandee (Brad) Keller, Minot; Mitchell (Alicia Bryant) Wanzek, Jamestown; Ross Waleri, Jamestown; Lindsey Wanzek, Bismarck; Cody Waleri, Portal, ND; 9 great-grandchildren: Brody and Henry Wolff, Jamestown; Amelia "Mia" Olmstead, Fargo; Macy and Bailey Wanzek, Fargo; Alex, Zachary and Rylan Keller, Minot; Hadley Wanzek, Jamestown; 2 brothers: Marvin (Donna) Jamestown; Richard (Alice), Jamestown; a sister, Dorothy Flynn, Moorhead, MN; a brother-in-law, John Maddock; 3 sisters-in-law: Dorothy Wanzek; Virginia Wanzek; Janet Wanzek and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers: Jerome, Casimer "Kyke", Leo, Vincent Jr; Alphonous and two sisters: Virginia Weckman and Isabel Maddock.

Ronald especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His faith sustained him throughout his life.

Funeral – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 2010 at St. James Basilica, Jamestown, ND.
Rosary – 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2010 at Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, ND.
Prayer Service – 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2010 at Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, ND.
Visitation – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2010 at Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, ND and 1 hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Interment – St. Pauline’s Cemetery, Windsor, ND


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
September 23, 2002

LaVerne A. Warren, 72, Jamestown, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, after a three-month battle with cancer.

LaVerne Schaible was born Feb. 14, 1930, at Jamestown, the daughter of Gottlieb and Odelia "Tillie" (Stoecker) Schaible. She grew up and attended school at Gackle, N.D. The family later moved to Jamestown where she continued her education, graduating from Jamestown High School in 1948. She worked for the Jamestown Cafe for several years. She married Harold C. "Bud" Warren on July 31, 1950, in Jamestown. They lived in Jamestown. In 1965 they moved to West Fargo, N.D. In 1980 she worked for the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1982 she ran for mayor of West Fargo. In 1988 they returned to Jamestown. He died Oct. 14, 1989. She was a caregiver for people, volunteering at the James River Senior Citizen's Center and the Gardenette. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jamestown, Troll Dancers (Norwegian folk dancers) and the Jamestown Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time at Lake Elsie near Hankinson, N.D.

She is survived by three sons, Gregory (Brenda), West Fargo, Budd, Fargo, N.D., and Wade (Michelle), Bismarck, N.D.; two daughters, Marsha (Randy) Swensen, Harwood, N.D., and Gretchen (Dan) Ehlen, Horace, N.D.; 13 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Dick Boyd officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, October 27, 2008

Born: September 25, 1920
Died: October 24, 2008

Services: Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, October 27, 2008 11 AM at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 350 South Atwood Street Shakopee. Interment Catholic Cemetery, Shakopee.

Visitation: Visitation Sunday, 4-8 PM at the McNearney Funeral Home 1220 East Third Ave. Shakopee and at the church one hour prior to the Mass.

Virginia [Ginny] Wanzek was born on September 25, 1920 to Vincent and Agnes Wanzek in Windsor, North Dakota. She was the oldest of 11 children. Virginia graduated from St. John’s Academy High School in Jamestown. She married Germain Weckman on August 31, 1940 and then moved to Shakopee, Minnesota. Virginia was active in St. Mark’s Church for over 65 years. She loved to help people in anyway she could at the hardware store or serving hot lunch at school or funeral lunches. Virginia loved to cook, bake, sew, do crafts, and quilts. She was devoted to her family and she was so proud of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always had a kiss and hug for each of them. She had a heart of gold and will be missed by everyone.

She is survived by children Maryann (John) O’Loughlin, Joan (Al) Stang, Bob (Cathy) Weckman, Bill (Sue) Weckman all of Shakopee; 13 grandchildren, Janni (Rick) Hennes, Tim (Jodi) O’Loughlin, Steve (Joanne) O’Loughlin, Amy (Joe) Sullivan, Cheri (Shawn ) O’Hern, Terry (Lynda) Stang, Carrie (Curt) Downs, Mike (Jenn) Weckman, Dave (Hollie) Weckman, Kelly Weckman Katie (Dave) Wenthold, Kim (Chris) Peterson, Kory (fiancée Allison) Weckman; sister, Dorothy Flynn; brothers Ronald Wanzek, Marvin (Donna) Wanzek, Richard (Alice) Wanzek; sisters-in-law Virginia Wanzek, Janet Wanzek, and Dorothy Wanzek; brother-in-law Jack Maddock.

Preceded in death by husband Germain, great-granddaughter Megan O’Hern; brothers, Jerome, Casimer, Leo, Vincent and Alphonse Wanzek; sister Isabell Maddock.

Memorials: The family prefers memorials in lieu of flowers.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, June 17, 2005

Clayton Erwin Wegenast, 49, Edgeley,  N.D., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at his home.

Mr. Wegenast was born March 24, 1956, at Jamestown, the son of Ervin and Audrey (Smith) Wegenast. He was raised on the family farm near Jud, N.D., and he attended school in Jud. After graduating, he attended North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, for a year and then returned to Jud to work on the farm. In 1977, he began working for Burlington Northern Railroad. He married Monica Mastel in 1980, in Edgeley. He married Hollie DeBuck in 1988, in Jamestown. He retired from Burlington Northern Railroad in 2002 after 25 years. He was a member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Edgeley. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling.

He is survived by his mother, Edgeley; two daughters, Jessica (Jeremy) Tanguma and Amanda Wegenast, both Arvada, Colo.; a son, Shawn, Edgeley; two sisters, Cheryle (Calvin) Schlenker, Jud, and Christy (Bob) Jones, Marshall, Minn.; and a grandson.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Edgeley, with the Rev. Nels Lillejord officiating.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Edgeley.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown
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Iona Wegenke, 80, Eldridge, N.D., died Saturday, May 24, 1997, in Hi-Acre Manor, Jamestown, N.D.

Iona Clancy was born Nov. 27, 1916, in Madison, S.D. She attended high school in Montpelier, N.D. On March 18, 1942, she married Herman Wegenke in Moorhead. They farmed near Eldridge. She entered Hi-Acre Manor in 1993. He died the same year.

She is survived by a son, Lee (Jan), Whitewood, S.D., two daughters, Kay (Calvin) Suko, Eldridge, Jan (Brad) Barnes, Courtenay, N.D.; a brother, Ellis Clancy, Buffalo, N.D.; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. ...

Date: Sun - May 25, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: e6


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, April 28, 2006

Bertha Wegner, 98, Jamestown, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Bertha Suko was born Nov. 30, 1907, in Logan County, North Dakota, the daughter of Reinhold and Christina (Obenauer) Suko. She grew up on the family farm southeast of Cleveland, N.D. She attended Alexander Township schools. She married Gottfried Wegner on Dec. 17, 1926, near Alfred, N.D. They farmed south of Windsor, N.D. They retired in 1971 and moved to Jamestown. He died Feb. 14, 1993. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, canning and her flowers.

She is survived by four sons, Melvin (Agnes), David, Elroy (Edress) and Clifford (Cheryl), all Jamestown; two daughters, Violet Mae (Ernest) Williams, Cleveland, and Lorene (Ronald) Wanzek, Jamestown; four sisters, Ruth Gomke, Cleveland, Minnie Hoff and Dorothy Grenz, both Jamestown, and Rose Reich, Montana; two brothers, Edwin (Loretta) and Martin (Helen), both Jamestown; 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters, Amelia Gohner and Louise Rogers; two brothers, Samuel and Gotthilf; and a great-grandson, Jamar Dillard.

Services: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Jamestown, with the Rev. Vernon Bader officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, July 16, 2009

Christ Wegner Christ Wegner, 95, Alfred, ND died Sunday evening July 12, 2009 at the Ave Marie Village in Jamestown, ND.

Christian Wegner was born October 25, 1913 near Alfred, ND, the son of Gottfried and Pauline (Schlenker) Wegner. He attended the local rural school where he received his elementary education and grew to manhood. In 1937 he attended Hanson Auto Body School at Fargo.

He and Alma Krause were married June 21, 1938 at Alfred, ND. They lived on the family farm until 1941, at which time they purchased a farm 4 miles north of Alfred, where they resided until 1976. In May of 1976 they moved into Gackle, ND. In June of 2007 he moved into the Ave Maria Village in Jamestown.

He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Gackle, ND. He was also a Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed farming all his life. He enjoyed watching the crops grow, combining and picking rocks. He probably picked tons of rocks.

He is survived by his wife, Alma, Gackle, ND; 1 daughter, Jean Johnson, Springfield, VA; 2 sons, Thomas (Jolyne) Wegner, Alfred, ND; Timothy (Coleen) Wegner, Rosemount, MN; 5 grandchildren, Todd Wegner, Alfred, ND; Paul (Megan) Wegner, Castle Rock, CO; Steven (Erin) Wegner, Johnstown, CO; Christi Jo (Troy) Nelson, West Fargo, ND; Heidi (Khoa) Ha, Ankeny, IA; 8 great grandchildren, Janessa, Maranda, Devin, Lucy, Henry, Walter, Norman, Spencer; and 2 sisters, Hulda Konrad and Anna Krause, both of Jamestown, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son-in-law, Hans, 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday July 18, 2009 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND with Pastor Bryce Tahran, officiating.
The interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Jamestown, ND.
Visitation – 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday @ the funeral home


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, January 30, 2010

Todd Wegner, 39, Alfred, ND, died Thursday January 28, 2010 at the Med Center One Hospital in Bismarck, ND.

Todd was born March 31, 1970 at Jamestown, ND, the son of Thomas and Jolyne (Walker) Wegner. He attended Gackle Public School and graduated from Gackle High School in 1988. He attended the ND State School of Science in Wapheton, and graduated with a machinist degree.

Todd farmed with his parents NE of Alfred where he was a 3rd Generation family farmer.

He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Gackle, ND. Todd enjoyed snowmobiling and riding his Harley Davidson.

He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Jolyne Wegner, Alfred, ND; 1 sister, Christi Jo (Troy) Nelson, West Fargo, ND; 2 nieces Janessa and Maranda, 1 nephew, Devin, his grandmother, Alma Wegner, Gackle, ND; 2 aunts and uncles, Jean Johnson, Tim (Coleen) Wegner, Allyn Grahn, and his special friends, Stacy Nilson and her daughter, Madison, Gackle, ND.

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

The funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday February 1, 2010 at the Grace Baptist Church in Gackle, ND with Pastor Tim Blackman, officiating.

The interment will be made in the Highland Home Cemetery at Jamestown, ND.

The funeral arrangements are with the Haut Funeral Homes in Jamestown, ND.
Visitation – 1:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Sunday @ the funeral home in Jamestown
Prayer Service – 7:00 P.M. Sunday @ the funeral home in Jamestown


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mary Weigel, 95, Napoleon, N.D., died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at the Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon.

Mary Johs was born Nov. 14, 1913, at rural Napoleon, the daughter of John and Johanna (Schwartzenberger) Johs. She grew up and attended rural school in Napoleon. She married George Weigel on Feb. 28, 1934, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, rural Napoleon. They farmed southwest of Napoleon until September 1972, when they retired and moved into Napoleon. She entered Napoleon Care Center in August 2001. She was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and belonged to Christian Mothers. She enjoyed sewing.

She is survived by a son, George Jr. (Bonnie), Kintyre, N.D.; two daughters, Alvina (Albert) Ternes, and Lillian Wangler, both of Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Adam (Sally), Napoleon; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four brothers, three sisters and a son-in-law, Anton Wangler.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon.
Visitation: 1 to 6:30 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery, Napoleon.


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Katherine S. Weikum, 92, Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo, N.D., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, in the nursing home.

Katherine Schlittenhard was born Aug. 19, 1906, in Russia. When she was 2 years old, she moved to Gackle, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married John Weikum March 23, 1926, in Gackle. They made their home in Hazelton, N.D. During World War II, they lived on the West Coast, moving to the Fargo area in 1947. She worked as a tailor for Straus Clothing in Fargo. She retired in the early 1980s. Her husband died in 1967.

She is survived by a daughter, Betty Johnson, Fort Worth, Texas; a brother, Robert, Cavalier, N.D.; two sisters, Amelia Schlittenhard, Amalie Reiger, both ...

Date: Sat - February 6, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: d7


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The Journal; New Ulm, MN
Tuesday, March 2, 1999

Anne Hinenthal, 39, of St. Paul died Friday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. James Lutheran Church, 460 West Annapolis Street in West St. Paul. There will be a graveside service at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. today at the Johnson Peterson Funeral Home, 612 South Smith Ave. in St. Paul, and will continue on Wednesday for one hour prior to time of service at the church.

She is survived by her husband Gerald Weispfenning of St. Paul, a daughter Amy, 6, and a son Eric, 4, both living at home, her mother Alice (Duin) Hinnenthal of Lilydale; sisters and brothers-in-law Faith and Ed Graefe of Columbia Heights, Kathy and Bill Brueggemann of Mukilteo, Wash., Kristi and Jerry Murtaugh of Hastings; a brother and sister-in-law Bob and Liz Hinnenthal of New Ulm; her father-in-law and mother-in-law Marvin and Marlys Weispfenning of Moorhead; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Kathy and Dave Winterfeldt of Gackle, N.D.; Jim and Ruth Weispfenning of Rochester, Ron and Peggy Weispfenning of Hutchinson, Jeff Weispfenning of Minneapolis; and by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Mark Hinnenthal.

She was born Aug. 27, 1959 in St. Peter to Mark and Alice (Duin) Hinnenthal. She graduated from St. Peter High School in 1977 and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, and her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1985.

She married Jerry Weispfenning on Sept. 30, 1989 at the St. James Lutheran Church in West St. Paul and made their home in St. Paul after marriage. Until her illness she was employed in the Law Department of The St. Paul Companies. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in West St. Paul. The family requests memorial to the Race for the Cure, St. James Lutheran Church, or the donors choice.


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
March 3, 2002
Moorhead, MN

Anna I. Weispfenning, 86, 1405 7th St. S., Moorhead, MN, died on Saturday, March 16, 2002, in Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead.

Anna Ida Schott, the daughter of John P. and Lydia (Siewert) Schott, was born on Sept. 7, 1915, in Kulm, ND, where she grew up and attended school.

Anna married Ervin A. Weispfenning on Oct. 24, 1937. They lived in Kulm, Colfax, WA, Ellendale, ND, and Henning, MN. In 1962 they moved to Moorhead.

Ervin died on Sept. 17, 1965. After his death, Anna continued to live in Moorhead. In recent years, she had lived at Eventide the Fairmont, and since 2001 at Eventide Lutheran Home.

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

Anna is survived by five daughters, Virginia (Phil) Peterson, Minneapolis, MN, Sandra (Jim) Christopherson, Moorhead, Donna (Bob Groger) Weispfenning, Minneapolis, Sharon Weispfenning, Huntington Beach, CA, and Karon Christenson, Huntington Beach; a brother, Clarence (LaVonne) Schott, Kirkland, WA; twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Thursday, 4-7 PM, Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Funeral: Friday, March 22, 2002, 11 AM, Grace United Methodist Church, Moorhead
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead.

"A mother holds her children’s hands for a while… their hearts forever."


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, April 13 2010

Clarence R. Weispfenning, 88, Moorhead, Minn., formerly of Jamestown, died Friday, April 9, 2010, in Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead.

Mr. Weispfenning was born Oct. 17, 1921, in rural Logan County, North Dakota, the son of Otto and Matilda (Rath) Weispfenning. He grew up on the family farm in Logan County and attended rural school. He later spent two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Sidney, Mont. He then returned to the family farm. He married Ella Fuchs on June 13, 1948, at Fredonia, N.D. They moved to Jamestown where he worked for Nash Finch, Foremost Creamery and Schubert’s Paint and Glass. They moved to West Fargo in 1966. He worked for Fairmont Creamery, Moorhead, and then Lindgren Hardware, West Fargo. In 1972, he purchased Clarence’s Paint and Glass, West Fargo. He sold the business in 1982. She died April 25, 2000. After his retirement, he worked part time for Ostrom’s Ace Hardware, West Fargo, until 2006.

He is survived by a son, Douglas (Mary), Lake Park, Minn., and a daughter, Susie (Allen) Pederson, Casselton, N.D.; two brothers, Norman (Jill), Clinton, Iowa, and Roger, Colorado Springs, Colo.; six sisters, Lori Harrington, Federal Way, Wash., Hildie Johnson, Lewistown, Mont., Darlene Tompt, Rocklin, Calif., Anna Olson, Plant City, Fla., and Viola Sietz and Lillian Sandheim, both Jamestown; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; an infant son; his parents; and three brothers, Milton, Roland and Howard.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday, West Funeral Home, West Fargo.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Visitation: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and one hour before the service, all at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, August 24, 2009

Howard Lloyd "Blackie" Weispfenning, 74, Jamestown, died Saturday morning Aug. 22, 2009 at the Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Mr. Weispfenning was born Dec. 3, 1934, at the family farm near Fredonia, N.D., the son of Otto and Mathilda (Rath) Weispfenning. He attended the local rural school. They moved to Jamestown in 1945 where he attended Jamestown High School. He entered the U.S. Army July 7, 1955. He served in Korea and was honorably discharged on May 2, 1957, at Oakland, Calif., with the rank of specialist. He married Carol Anderson on April 19, 1959, at Britton, S.D. They lived in Jamestown where he worked at Cashway building houses. He worked at the Coca-Cola plant and later drove trucks for Valley Sales for 27 years. He worked for Lindberg Brothers until he retired. He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles, American Legion, Drum & Bugle Corps and the Dakota Anglers, all Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; five daughters, Brenda (Jim) DuBose, Otto, N.C., Connie Weispfenning, Moorhead, Minn., Colleen (Jim) Schmoker, LaMoure, N.D., and Robin (Josh) Bowen and Cynthia (John) Kleven, both Jamestown; a son, Howard Jr. (Candace), Jamestown; six sisters, Lorraine Harrington, Federal Way, Wash., Anna Olson, Plant City, Fla., Lillian Sundeim and Viola Seitz, both Jamestown, Darlene (Ron) Tompt, Rocklin, Calif., and Hildegarde Johnson, Townsend, Mont.; three brothers, Clarence, Moorhead, Minn., Rodger, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Norman (Jill), Clinton, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Jeannie Weispfenning, Clinton, and Edna Weispfenning, Fredonia, N.D.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Ruth Kaden officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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The Sacramento Bee; CA
October 19, 2004

Born October 10, 1928, in rural Fredonia, North Dakota, to August and Adelia Billigmeier. Entered into her eternal rest in Sacramento, California, on October 14, 2004, at the age of 76. She was a resident of Sacramento for 53 years.

"Lou" is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Raymond A. Weispfenning; two daughters, Karla Kay Simmons and husband Sonny of Fernley, NV, and Raelene Faye Gisler and husband Otto of Elk Grove; granddaughters Sunni Kay Simmons, Stormi Ray Freeberg and husband Jonathan of Fernley and Jenna Rae Gisler and Tara Marie Gisler of Elk Grove; and two great-grandsons, Christian Lawrence McPheeters and Anthony Aidan Freeberg of Fernley. She will also be missed by nephew Darrin Smith and many friends and acquaintances.

She was preceded in death by her parents, eight sisters and one brother.

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Light of the Valley Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2370, Elk Grove, CA 95759.
Visitation on Monday, Oct. 18, from 3:00-7:00 PM and service on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 10:00 AM at SACRAMENTO MEMORIAL LAWN, 6100 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA.
Interment private.


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Louisa Weispfenning, 101, Wishek, died Tuesday, July 9, 1996, in Wishek Retirement Home, Wishek.

Louisa Rath was born Nov. 5, 1894, in Bessarabia, South Russia, where she grew up and attended school. In 1907 she came with her family to the United States and settled in Kulm, N.D. On Jan. 14, 1912, she married Christ Weispfenning in Fredonia, N.D. They farmed near Fredonia. He died in 1962. She moved to Fredonia in 1969 and to Wishek in 1995.

She is survived by two sons, Ted, Fredonia, Ray, Sacramento, Calif.; three daughters, Edna R. Weispfenning, Wishek, Alma L. Buerkle, Gackle, N.D., Frieda Buerkle, Kulm; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one ...

Date: Wed - July 10, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a8


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The Forum, Fargo, ND
Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Weispfenning, Marlys Jean Koeppe was born June 24, 1928, to Fredrick and Nilda (Wrolstad) Koeppe, on the family farm in Minnesota Township, rural Claire City, SD.

Marlys graduated from New Effington (SD) HS, in 1945, and attended Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND, graduating in 1946. She worked for J.I. Case Co., Fargo until 1950. On July 24, 1949, she married Marvin Weispfenning at Claire City. They lived their entire married life in Moorhead, MN. Together they raised five children.

Marlys Jean Weispfenning, died Saturday, February 17, 2007, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead, at seventy-eight years of age. Marlys was a homemaker and skilled seamstress, enjoyed crafts and enthusiastically shared her creations with family and friends. Her life revolved around her family and her church. She will be fondly remembered for her quick wit and gift of conversation.

Marlys is survived by her loving husband Marvin, Moorhead; five children, Kathryn (Rev. David) Winterfeldt, Dimock, SD; James (Ruth) Weispfenning, Rochester, MN; Gerald Weispfenning, St. Paul, MN; Ronald (Peggy) Weispfenning, Hutchinson, MN; Jeffrey (Sarah Brunsvold) Weispfenning, Minneapolis, MN; twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Chad (Beth) Winterfeldt & children Quentin, Eleanor & Cecily; Michael Weispfenning; Tressa (Joshua) Wiltsie; John, Alissa, Amy, Eric, Noel, Kurt, Ryan, Greg and Tony Weispfenning; two sisters and two brothers, Lois (Ed Sommer) Sandsmark, San Leandro, CA; Myron (Betty) Koeppe, Sisseton, SD; Phyllis Lentz, Lidgerwood, ND; Dean (Elaine) Koeppe, Veblen, SD; one sister-in-law, Berniece (Kenneth) Holien, Golden Valley, MN and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter-in-law, Anne Hinnenthal, and two brothers-in-law, Hardy Sandsmark and Hermann Lentz.

Visitation for Marlys will be Wed., Feb. 21, 2007, from 4 – 7 PM, with a prayer service at 6:30 PM, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Her funeral will be Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at 10:30 AM, in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Moorhead.
Burial will follow in Moorhead Memorial Gardens.



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The Forum, Fargo, ND
December 7, 1999

JAMESTOWN - Mathilda Weispfenning, 97, Jamestown, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, in Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Mathilda Rath was born Aug. 30, 1902, in Russia. When she was 3 months old she moved with her family to Canada. They later moved near Kulm, N.D., where she grew up, attended school and helped on her family's farm. On Nov. 28, 1920, she married Otto Weispfenning in Fredonia, N.D. They farmed near Fredonia until 1945, when they moved to Jamestown, where she worked for Moline Café and Jamestown Hospital. He died in 1976. In 1987 she entered the nursing home.

She is survived by five sons, Clarence (Ella), West Fargo, Howard (Carole), Jamestown, Roland (Jeanie), Clinton, Iowa, Norman (Jill), Richmond, Va., Rodger, Colorado Springs, Colo.; six daughters, Loraine Herrington, Lakewood, Calif., Anna Olson, Plant City, Fla., Lillian (Gary) Sundheim, Viola Seitz, both Jamestown, Darlene (Ron) Tompt, Huntington Beach, Calif., Hildegarde (Lee) Johnson, Lewistown, Mont.; a sister, Emma Nill, Ellendale, N.D.; 44 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Today from 9 to 5, Wednesday from 9 to 9 and Thursday from 9 to 9 in Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Friday at 2 in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown


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Theodore J. Weispfenning, 74, Fredonia, N.D., died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1996, in Wishek (N.D.) Community Hospital.

Mr. Weispfenning was born May 13, 1922, near Fredonia, where he grew up and attended school. On Nov. 28, 1948, he married Mavis P. Eisenbeis in Fredonia. They farmed near Fredonia.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Jeffrey (Linda), Bismarck, N.D., Lebaron (Terri), Minnetonka, Minn.; a brother, Ray, Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Edna R. Weispfenning, Wishek, N.D., Alma Buerkle, Gackle, N.D., Freida Buerkle, Kulm, N.D.; and three grandchildren. ...

Date: Sat - December 14, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a11


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Arlo Weisser, 75, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Mr. Weisser was born July 13, 1935, in Lehr, N.D., the son of John J. and Amelia (Schook) Weisser. The family moved to Verona, N.D., in 1945, where he attended school. He farmed with his parents for many years. He joined the National Guard for nine years and worked for William Collin & Sons Construction. He married Eleanor Kallenbach in 1956. They divorced in 1976. He married Leona D. Rudnick Speyers on July 11, 1989, in Jamestown. He was a member of AMVETS. He enjoyed playing cards, bingo and watching ballgames on television, especially the Minnesota Twins.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Randy, Fargo, N.D., and Rick, Detroit Lakes, Minn.; two daughters, Linda Weisser, Fargo, and Shelly (Dave) Sinclair, West Fargo, N.D.; two stepsons, Tommy Speyers, Jamestown, and Tony Speyers, Fargo; six stepdaughters, Roxanne (Ernie) Nitschke, Nicole Mittleider, and Denetta Speyers, all Jamestown, Tracy (Doug) Klein, Aberdeen, S.D., Debbie Speyers, Fargo, and Annette (Jerry) Aberle, Clearlake, S.D.; a brother, Ted (Leona), Jamestown; a sister, Lorraine Rains, Eureka, Calif.; five grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and five step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepdaughter, Shelly Speyers; a brother; and four sisters.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Harlan Kaden officiating.
Prayer service: 6 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown, in the spring.


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The Billings Gazette, MT
Thursday, June 24, 1954; page 10

Services Set For Hardin Man

HARDIN--Funeral services for Gideon Weisser, 55, of Hardin will be held Friday at 2 p.m. At the Baptist Church with the Rev. R. J. Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in Hardin Cemetery with the Bullis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Weisser died Saturday night in Big Horn County Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage.

He was born Sept. 12, 1898 at Grand Forks, N.D., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Weisser, and lived at Streeter, N.D. and Grand Forks before moving to Hardin in 1949. He married Miss Alma Shoppe Jan. 4, 1928 at Jamestown, N.D. Mr. Weisser was employed in a Hardin meat market before his death.

Survivors include his wife, three sons, Merrill of the U.S. Army, Floyd of Hardin and Richard of the U.S. Air Force; his father in Streeter; a brother, Albert of Billings; and four sisters, Mrs. Bill Meifch [Meisch] of Streeter, Mrs. Clarence Amick of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Anthony Pertirabone [Pietroben] of Baltimore and Mrs. Edwin Schmidt of Hardin.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, May 9, 2009

Leona Lang Weisser, 85, Hardin, Mont., formerly of Streeter, N.D., died Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at Billings Health and Rehabilitation Community, Billings, Mont.

Leona Lang was born Aug. 18, 1923, the daughter of Carl and Dora (Enzminger) Lang, at Streeter. She grew up and attended school in Streeter. She married Otto Weisser on July 25, 1947, at Gackle, N.D. She was employed as a waitress in Medina, N.D., and at a hospital in Jamestown. They lived around the country with Reil Engineering for several years and moved to Hardin in 1954. She enjoyed picnicking, crafts, card games, canning, flowers and going for walks.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandy (Jerry) Redding, Utah, Patti (David) Schaff, Hardin, and Wanda (Richard) Quest, Oregon; two sons, Wayne (Rebecca), Billings, and Keith (Marietta), Virginia; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Bullis Funeral Chapel, Hardin.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Hardin Fairview Cemetery, Hardin.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Monday, October 1, 1956, Pg 9

Funeral Pending For Mrs. Weisser

Funeral arrangements have not been completed for Mrs. Christ Weisser, 72, who died in a Bismarck hospital Saturday from injuries received in a car-pedestrian accident at Streeter Friday evening.

The Boelter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Weisser was born on Dec. 12, 1883 in Russia and came to the United States with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hoff, in 1884.  The family settled in Eureka, S.D.

In 1906, she was married to Paul Hoffer, who died in 1934.  She was married to Christ Weisser in 1949.  Mr. Weisser died in 1955.

She is survived by four sons, Richard Hoffer of Harlan, Iowa; Benjamin Hoffer of Streeter; Oscar Hoffer of 1408 11th St., Bismarck and Arnold Hoffer of 2314 Avenue A, Bismarck; three daughters, Lydia Finlayson of 118 1/2 third St., Bismarck; Katherine (Mrs. William) Powell and Mary Mason of Tracy, Calif., and 12 grandchildren.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Otto Weisser, 84, Hardin, Mont., died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at Heritage Acres Nursing Home, Hardin.

Mr. Weisser was born June 12, 1923, in Jamestown. He grew up and received his education in Streeter, N.D. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II before receiving his honorable discharge. He married Leona Lang on July 25, 1947, in Gackle, N.D. They moved to Hardin in 1954, where he worked for Reil Engineering for several years as a surveyor and the City of Hardin. He retired in 1984. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, gardening, tending his yard and making fishing rods.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Sandy (Jerry) Redding, Utah, Patti (David) Schaff, Hardin, and Wanda (Richard) Quest, Oregon; two sons, Wayne (Rebecca), Washington, and Keith (Marietta), Virginia; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services: held Aug. 30, Bullis Funeral Chapel, Hardin. Arrangements by Bullis Mortuary, Hardin.

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Hardin, with military honors.


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

Otto Weist, 87, Wishek, N.D., died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at Wishek Nursing Home.

Mr. Weist was born Oct. 28, 1913, on the family farm 18 miles southwest of Wishek, near Venturia, N.D., the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Thurn) Weist. He grew up on the family farm and received his education in rural McIntosh County, North Dakota, schools. He married Bertha Dockter July 3, 1950. They returned and lived at the Weist Farm until retiring in 1968. They moved to Wishek, where he did various jobs for the local people and worked part-time for the City of Wishek. She died Oct. 30, 1993, shortly after he moved to the Wishek Nursing Home. He was a member the Wishek Wildlife Club, Wishek Fire Department for 38 years and the United Church of Christ, where he served as a trustee, deacon and church treasurer for 17 years.

He is survived by his sister, Adeline (Ferdinand) Boschee, Sacramento, Calif.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, United Church of Christ, Wishek, with the Rev. Tammy and Marty Toepke-Floyd officiating. Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek.
Burial: Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lydia Weisz, 90, Jamestown, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, at her home.

Lydia Kienzle was born Dec. 1, 1919, at the family farm southwest of Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Christof and Christine (Job) Kienzle. She grew up in the area and received her elementary education at the local rural school. She married Edwin Weisz on Feb. 4, 1944, at Seattle, Wash. They lived in Seattle and Great Falls, Mont. They moved to Lehr, N.D., in 1945 and farmed on his parent’s farm 10 miles north of Lehr. They moved to a farm near Sutton, N.D., in 1951 and lived there until 1956 when they moved into Wimbledon, N.D. He died Nov. 11, 1985. She moved to Jamestown in 1986. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Jamestown, and the American Legion Auxiliary, Wimbledon.

She is survived by a son, Don (Meredith), Jamestown; a daughter, Betty (Larry) Mahlke, Jamestown; a brother, Leo Kienzle, Belfield, N.D.; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; five brothers, Louie, Gideon, Art, Alvin and LeRoy; and three sisters, Frieda Finck, Emma Rath and Viola Finck.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Kenrad Pederson officiating.
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, in the spring.


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Alvin Weixel, 85, Jamestown, N.D., died Monday, March 22, 1999, in Jamestown Hospital.

Mr. Weixel was born Jan. 30, 1914, near Gackle, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. In the 1930s he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps. He later worked for Gackle area farmers. On Nov. 24, 1940, he married Esther Krieger in Worden, Mont. They lived in Montana until 1941, when they moved to a farm near Alfred, N.D. In 1947 they moved near Sydney, N.D. From 1963 to 1983 he worked for North Dakota State Hospital, Jamestown. In 1974 they moved to Millarton, N.D. In 1982 they moved near Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Vernon (Michell), Drayton, N.D., Alan ...

Date: Wed - March 24, 1999
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2
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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Date Of Death: 03/22/1999
Age: 85

JAMESTOWN -- Alvin Weixel, 85, Jamestown, died March 22, 1999, in a Jamestown hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown. Burial will be in Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife, Esther; three children, Donna Buchanan, Jamestown, Vernon Weixel, Drayton, and Alan Weixel, Montpelier; three brothers and two sisters, Robert, Jamestown, Rev. Elroy Weixel, Pacific Grove, Calif., Reinhard, San Bernardino, Calif., Anna Krieger and Leah Hehn, both of Billings, Mont. (Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 5-10, 2001

Anisia "Annette" Annetta Weixel, 75, Jamestown, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Hi-Acres Manor, Jamestown.

Anisia Kirvida was born Sept. 6, 1925, at Jamestown, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Hropko) Kirvida. She grew up on the family farm in Alexander Township and received her education in a rural school. She later attended one year of high school at Jamestown High School. She married Aaron Weixel on Nov. 3, 1946, at Alfred, N.D. They lived on a farm near Sydney, N.D., for two years, then purchased a farm in 1948 in Kennison Township, one mile north of Nortonville, N.D. They farmed in the area until his death on Jan. 1, 1973. She moved to Jamestown in 1980. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed gardening, jigsaw puzzles, reading, and watching and listening to basketball games.

She is survived by two sons, Clifford, Jamestown, and Nathan (Jennifer), Woodbury, Minn.; a brother, Joe (Esther), Jamestown; two sisters, Elina Delzer, Ellendale, N.D., and Maggie (Alvin) Grenz, Gackle, N.D.; five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, First United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Dick Boyd officiating. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Nortonville Cemetery, Nortonville.
Memorials: Preferred to Hi-Acres Manor, 1300 2nd Place N.E., Jamestown, ND 58401.
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The Forum, Fargo, ND
March 5, 2001

Anisia Annetta Weixel, 75, Jamestown, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, in Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Anisia Kirvida, known as Annette, was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Jamestown. She grew up and attended school near Gackle, N.D. She attended high school in Jamestown. On Nov. 3, 1946, she married Aaron Weixel in Alfred, N.D. They farmed near Sydney, N.D., for two years. In 1948 they began farming near Nortonville, N.D. He died in 1973. She moved to Jamestown in 1980.

She is survived by two sons, Clifford, Jamestown, Nathan (Jennifer), Woodbury, Minn.; a brother, Joe (Esther), Jamestown; two sisters, Elina Delzer, Ellendale, N.D., Maggie (Alvin) Grenz, Gackle, N.D.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation: Wednesday from 1-9, with a prayer service at 7, in Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Funeral: Thursday at 11 in First United Methodist Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Nortonville Cemetery.


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The Jamestown  Sun, ND
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Esther Weixel, 85, Jamestown, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Innovis Hospital, Fargo, N.D.

Esther Krieger was born Aug. 22, 1919, at Medina, N.D., the daughter of Gust and Elizabeth (Moser) Krieger. She received her elementary education in the local rural school. During the 1930s, she moved with her family to Worden, Mont. She married Alvin Weixel on Nov. 24, 1940, at Worden. They lived in Montana until 1941 when they returned to North Dakota and settled on a farm north of Alfred, N.D. In 1947, they moved to a farm three miles west of Sydney, N.D. In 1962, she went to work at Jamestown Hospital as a nurse’s aide. In 1974, they moved into Millarton, N.D. She retired from the hospital in 1982 and they moved to a farm five miles south of Jamestown. He died March 22, 1999. She was a member of the First Congregational UCC Church, Jamestown.

She is survived by two sons, Vernon (Michell), Drayton, N.D., and Alan (Darlene), Montpelier, N.D.; a daughter, Donna Buchanan, Jamestown; two brothers, Gideon (Anna), Billings, Mont., and Johnny (Hilda), Worden; two sisters, Martha Baum, Billings, and Leona (George) Brazer, Laurel, Mont.; 10 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, two infant sisters and a granddaughter.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Congregational Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Bryce Tahran officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Frieda Johannes Weixel, 91, of Billings, formerly of Ballantine and Jamestown, N. D., passed away July 5, 2007, at Adult Home Care Services in Billings.

Frieda was born January 10, 1916, in Wishek, N. D., the daughter of Andreas and Sophia (Trautman) Reich. She grew up in Wishek and attended country school. She was married to Conrad Johannes on December 11, l936, in Ashley, ND. After their marriage they moved to Ballantine, MT, where they made their home for 38 years. After Conrad’s death in 1975, she met and married Robert Weixel on August 14, l976, in Worden, MT, and they made their home in Jamestown, ND. She was a member of the Bethlehem Congregational Church in Worden and the First Baptist Church in Jamestown, ND.

Frieda was a hard worker and besides raising her three sons, she worked hard at helping with the farm chores. She also had a large number of step children and step great grandchildren that she loved and helped cared for in her second marriage.

Survivors include her three sons and their wives, Kenneth (Joleen) Johannes of Worden, Norman (Polly) Johannes of Ballantine, and Nolan (Linda) Johannes of Worden; stepsons, Gene Weixel of Lisbon, ND, Robert Jr. (Linda) Weixel of Bismarck, ND, Richard (Glenna) Weixel of Portland, OR, Mark (Karen) Weixel of Camas, WA; stepdaughters, Althea (Bob) Booher of Punta Gorda, FL, Carol (Paul) Cuddihy of Vienna, VA, Mary Lou (LaVern) Radtke and Maryette Weixel, both of Jamestown, ND. 3 sisters, Irene Byrd, Katie Nafts, and Tena (Chris) Christensen, all of Billings; six brothers, Phillip (Annetta) Reich of Billings, Emil (June) Reich of Boise, ID, August (Bea) Reich, Walter (Jean) Reich, Milton (Alice) Reich, all of Billings, and Andy Reich; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren and 8 great step grandchildren.?

Frieda was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Viola Robertus and Alvina Zentner and 2 brothers, Reinhold and Rueben Reich, her husbands Conrad Johannes in l975 and Robert Weixel in 2004, and 1 great grandchild.

Special thanks to Highgate Senior Living and Adult Home Care Services for taking such good care of Mom.

Funeral service will be 2:00 P. M. Tuesday, July 10th, at Bethlehem Congregational Church in Worden. Viewing will begin at noon on Sunday at Smith Downtown Chapel, 925 So 27th. Interment will be at Pleasantview Cemetery in Ballantine. Memorials to the Bethlehem Congregational Church in Worden.


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
April 4, 1968

Mrs. Robert Weixel, Sr., 49, rural Montpelier, N.D., died Tuesday night, March 28, 1968 at the Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, N.D., where she had been hospitalized for about three weeks due to a chronic illness.

Malida Grenz was born January 23, 1919 at the farm home northwest of Gackle in Stutsman County, N.D., the daughter of John Grenz and Caroline Herman Grenz. She attended the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity where she lived on her parents farm.

She and Robert Weixel, Sr. were married January 11, 1942, at Gackle, N.D. They began farming in Lenton Township and have always lived in Stutsman County. For a short time they farmed in Severn Township and in 1957 they purchased his parent's farm in Sharlow Township, where the family home has been to the present time.

Mrs. Weixel was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jamestown.

Surviving are her husband, eight children, Gene Weixel at home, Robert Jr., attending Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minn., Althea Weixel, Aromas, Calif.; Carol Ann, Richard, Mark, Mary Lou, and Maryette, all at home, four brothers and two sisters, Berthold Grenz, Lockford, Calif.; Gust Grenz, Jamestown, N.D.; Alvin Grenz and Marvin Grenz, both of Gackle, N.D., Geraldine (Mrs. Walter Sells), Aromas, Calif.; Mathilda (Mrs. Marvin Tarnasky), Bismarck, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her father in 1962, and her mother in 1963.

The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 1968 at the First Baptist Church in Jamestown, N.D., with Rev. H. Walter Trim, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Jamestown. Haut Funeral Home in Jamestown was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Leslie Otteson played a program of organ music as friends and relatives assembled and left the church. "Face to Face" and "Saved By Grace" were sung by a soloist, Mr. Dick Poole, with Mrs. Leslie Otteson playing the accompaniment.

The pallbearers were Clifford Weixel, Donald D. Grenz, Eugene Kassmar, Gerald Grenz, Alan Weixel, and Vernon D. Weixel.

Out of state relatives attending were: Miss Althea Weixel and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sells of Aromas, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Berthold Grenz of Lockford, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Krieger and Mrs. Fred Ketterling of Billings, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. William Hehn, of Great Falls, Mont.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Margaret Jesse (Williams) Weixel, 71, San Bernadino, Calif., died Friday, May 21, 2010, after a battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Reinhart "Rocky"; two sons, Ron (Wendy), Yucaica, Calif., and Paul, Upland, Calif.; three daughters, Caryl (Nick) Manoles, Chanhassen, Minn., Cheryl Weixel, Spokane, Wash., and Kathy (Phil) Johnson, Grand Rapid, Mich.; four brothers, Ernest (Mae), and George (Lorraine), all of Cleveland, N.D., Bill (Marge), Gillette, Wyo., and Roger, Chelse, Okla.; three sisters, Harriet (Elroy) Weixel, Cody, Wyo., Kay (Norm) Aldinger, Jamestown, and Tiny (Alvin) Exner, Ypsilanti, N.D.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Almon and James.

Services: 10 a.m. today, Church of the Nazarene, San Bernadino.
Burial: Montecito Memorial Park, San Bernadino.
Memorials: Master’s Plan Church of the Nazarene, attention Kitchen Fund, 1605 N. Sierra Way, San Bernadino, CA 92405.
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MARGARET JESSE (WILLIAMS) WEIXEL

MARGARET JESSE (WILLIAMS) WEIXEL Age 71, of San Bernardino, CA, went to heaven, after a courageous battle with cancer, on May 21, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Reinhardt "Rocky"; children, Ron (Wendy), Caryl ( Nick), Cheryl, Kathy (Phil), & Paul; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters, & brothers. Viewing will be held Tuesday, May 25, 2010, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary on East Washington St., Colton, CA. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 10:00 A.M. at Master's Plan Church of the Nazarene, 1605 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA. Graveside Service will be held, May 26, 2010, following the service at Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Master's Plan Church of the Nazarene, 1605 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino, CA, 92405, Attn: Kitchen Fund.

Published in San Bernardino Sun on May 25, 2010


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Robert Weixel Sr., 88, Jamestown, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Weixel was born May 16, 1916, on a farm northwest of Gackle, N.D., in Bloomenfield Township. He received his elementary education in the local rural school and grew up in the area where he worked on the family farm. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in Valley City, N.D. He was discharged in April 1937. In 1937 he went to Montana to work sugar beets. He married Malida Grenz on Jan. 11, 1942, at Gackle. They lived on a farm in Lenton Township in Stutsman County. In the fall of 1943 they moved to a farm in Severn Township, which he later purchased. In 1958 they purchased his father’s farm in Sharlow Township where they lived. She died March 26, 1968. He married Frieda Johannas in August 1976. They later moved to Jamestown. He was a member of First Baptist Church, served on township boards, and had served as township assessor.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Gene, Lisbon, N.D., Robert (Linda), Bismarck, N.D., Richard (Glenna), Portland, Ore., and Mark (Karen), Camas, Wash.; four daughters, Althea (Bob) Booher, Narwal Punda Gorda, Fla., Carol (Paul) Cuddihy, Vienna, Va., Mary (LaVern) Radtke and Maryette Weixel, all Jamestown; three stepsons, Kenny (Jolene) Johannas, Norman (Polly) Johannas and Nolan (Linda) Johannas, all Worden, Mont.; two brothers, the Rev. Elroy (Harriet), Pacific Grove, Calif., and Reinhard (Margaret), San Bernadino, Calif.; two sisters, Anna (Gideon) Krieger and Leah Hehn, both Billings, Mont.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; two brothers, Aaron and Alvin; and three sisters, Ida, Ruth and Rachel.

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. B. Scott Avans officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Clara Wendland, 92, Alexandria, Minn., died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, in Alexandria.

Clara Augusta Rath was born June 7, 1912, in Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Christ and Lydia (Gutschmidt) Rath. As a child she moved with her family to a farm south of Kulm, N.D. When she was 8 years old, she moved into the pastor’s house in Kulm. She attended school through the eighth grade. She married Otto Wendland on March 2, 1938. She cleaned homes and also worked in the locker plant. During the summer, they lived at and maintained Whitestone Battlefield, near Merricourt, N.D. He died in October 1972. She was active in the Kulm Senior Citizen’s Center and was a member of the Methodist church. She enjoyed playing cards, walking, baking and cooking, especially German dishes. In 1988, the governor of North Dakota, George Sinner, signed a certificate that she walked in the first "Walk for Your Life."

She is survived by a daughter, Jeannette Mund (Frank) Krumm, Aberdeen, S.D.; two sons, Donald (Brenda), Plainview, Minn., and Allen (Ann), Naples, Fla.; two brothers, Leonard, Aberdeen, and Melvin (Shirley), Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Hulda (Bennie) Quast, Billings, Mont.; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Kulm.
Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm.
Burial: Kulm Congregational Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Margaret Wentland, 98, Jamestown, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown.

Margaret Magdalena Burkhardt was born April 12, 1912, southwest of Medina, N.D., the daughter of Fred and Eva (Brost) Burkhardt. She grew up there and attended country school. She worked on the family farm. She married Fred Charles Wentland on Nov. 10, 1935, in Jamestown. They lived in Jamestown until 1956, then moved to a small farm northwest of town where they raised cattle, hogs and chickens. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed tending her flowers and working in her vegetable garden.

She is survived by three sons, Harold (Dolores), Glasgow, Mont., and Carroll (Helen) and Patrick (Linda), both Jamestown; two sisters, Elsie Schwecke, Castle Rock, Colo., and Martha McComber, Washington; a brother, Arnold, Yakima, Wash.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; five brothers, Willie, Elmer, Fred, Gus and Harold; four sisters, Hilda, Ann, LuElla and Anna; and a grandson, Eric.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Harlan Kaden officiating.
Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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Alice Wentz, 87, Jamestown, N.D., died Monday, March 31, 1997, in Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home, Jamestown.

Alice Rau was born Dec. 9, 1909, near Streeter, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Art Wentz Oct. 20, 1936, in Napoleon, N.D. They farmed near Streeter until 1968, when they retired and moved to Bismarck, N.D. She entered Hi-Acres Manor in 1996. She is survived by her husband; a brother, Dwight, Napoleon; and two sisters, Clara Weixel, Bismarck, Verna (Adam) Kirshenmann, Jamestown. Visitation: Thursday from 9 to 9 and Friday from 9 to 9, with a prayer service ...

Date: Thu - April 3, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
May 21-26, 2001

Art Wentz, 87, Wishek, N.D., died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Wishek Nursing Home, Wishek.

Mr. Wentz was born Aug. 26, 1913, at the family farm home Southwest of Streeter, N.D., the son of William and Margaret (Trautman) Wentz. He grew up and attended the local rural school in Streeter, receiving his elementary education. He married Alice Rau Oct. 20, 1936, at Napoleon, N.D. They lived 14 miles Southwest of Streeter, where they farmed until retiring in 1968. They moved to Bismarck, where he worked for Kirschenmann Manufacturing. He later worked at the North Dakota State Penitentiary as a prison guard and as a taxi cab driver for a short time. In 1994 they entered the Gackle (N.D.) Care Center. She died March 31, 1997. He continued to reside in Gackle, until the fall of 2000, when he entered the Wishek Nursing Home. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Bismarck.

He is survived by a sister, Elta (Milton Iszler) Schauer, Gackle; and two brothers, Ervin (Alma), Philomath, Ore., and Reuben (Helen), Napoleon, N.D. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and two brothers.

Services: 2 p.m. Monday, May 28, United Methodist Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Grant Piehl officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.
Burial: Streeter Cemetery, Streeter.



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The funeral for Edward Wentz, 85, Jamestown, N.D., will be at 11 Saturday in First Church of the Nazarene, Jamestown. He died Tuesday, March 12, 1996.

Mr. Wentz was born Feb. 1, 1911, near Streeter, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. On Oct. 10, 1936, he married Marie Buck in Jamestown. They farmed near Streeter. In 1966, they moved to Jamestown, where he worked for John Deere. He later worked at Rhodes Frozen Dough, Jamestown, and Buffalo Bill Kirby Co., Jamestown. After retirement, he did small repair work in his home, and they continued to live in Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; a son, Jerome (Norma), Streeter; two daughters, Berdella (Darrell) Ova, Alfred, N.D., Darlene (Gerald) Ova, Buchanan, N.D.; ...

Date: Wed - March 13, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: c2


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, August 10, 2006

Helen Wentz, 87, Napoleon, N.D., died Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek, N.D.

Helen Rau was born Jan. 11, 1919, on the family farm near Napoleon, the daughter of John and Katherina (Raile) Rau. She grew up and attended school. She married Reuben Wentz on April 21, 1950, at Napoleon, at the EUB parsonage. They lived and farmed 20 miles northeast of Napoleon, where they also raised cattle. They moved into Napoleon in 1965. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Napoleon.

She is survived by her husband; two sisters, Laura Becker, Bismarck, N.D., and Alvina (Melbert) Kemmet, Napoleon; a brother, Walter (Ellena), Napoleon; a brother-in-law, Roland Grenz, Bismarck; and a sister-in-law, Emma Rau, Napoleon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Arvin, Milton and Eugene; and two sisters, Agnes Retzlaff and Irene Grenz.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Napoleon.
Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. today, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Napoleon City Cemetery, Napoleon.


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Lucy Wentz, 92, formerly Napoleon, N.D., died Jan. 28, 2001, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck.

Lucy Weibusch was born Feb. 27, 1908, at Scotland, S.D., the daughter of Joe and Margaret Elizabeth (Schmidt) Weibusch. In 1911 she moved with her parents to Napoleon, where she received her elementary education and graduating from high school in 1927. She then attended Dickinson (N.D.) State College. She taught country school in rural Logan County for three years. She married Otto Wentz Jan. 27, 1928, at the United Methodist Church, Napoleon. Following their marriage, they moved to a farm 14 miles east of Napoleon. In 1938 they moved to Napoleon. In 1939 they moved to a farm two miles east of Napoleon. In 1949 they moved into Napoleon. He died in 1960. She served as treasurer of the Logan County Schools for many years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Napoleon. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and flower gardening.

She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Schumacher, Regan, N.D., and Carol Moser, Medina, N.D.; three sons, Ralph (Vicki) Wentz, Lodi, Calif., Gordon (Delores) Wentz, Hazelton, N.D., and Terry (RoJean) Wentz, Rugby, N.D.; a sister, Josephine Long; 26 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three sons, Floyd, Warren and Gene; five brothers, John, Frank, Carl, Harry and Albert; two sisters, Rose and Esther; a son-in-law, Arnold Moser; and two grandsons.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, Salem United Methodist Church, Napoleon, with the Rev. Marty Toepke-Floyd officiating. Arrangements by Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon.
Burial: Napoleon City Cemetery, Napoleon.



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The Jamestown Sun, ND
November 12, 2001

Marie Wentz, 88, Jamestown, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Marie Buck was born Sept. 12, 1913, at the family farm five miles south of Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Mike Buck Jr. and Dorothea (Wentz) Buck. She grew up there and received her elementary education at the local rural school. She married Edward Wentz on Oct. 10, 1936, at Jamestown. They lived on a farm eight miles northeast of Streeter until 1939, when they bought a farm eight miles southwest of Streeter. In 1966 they moved to Jamestown. He died March 12, 1996. She entered Gackle (N.D.) Care Center in November 1999 and then Central Dakota Village in October 2001. She was a member of the Evangelical Church, Streeter, from 1940 to 1966, then a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Jamestown.

She is survived by a son, Jerome (Norma), Streeter; a daughter, Darlene (Gerald) Ova, Buchanan, N.D.; a son-in-law, Darrell Ova, Gackle, N.D.; 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Berdella Ova; four brothers, and two sisters.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, First Church of the Nazarene, Jamestown, with the Rev. Richard Reynold officiating.
Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.



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The Forum, Fargo, ND
July 23, 2002

Martha M. Wentz, 94, Fargo, died Saturday, July 20, 2002, in Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo.

Martha M. Hoffer was born April 6, 1908, in Streeter, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She married Jacob Wentz on April 20, 1927. They lived in Streeter and moved to the Fargo-Moorhead area in 1930. He died in 1961. She worked for the Fairmont Creamery, Moorhead, and Bergstrom and Crowe Furniture Co. and Swanson Equipment Co., both in Fargo, until retiring in the early 1980s. She had recently entered the nursing home.

She is survived by two sisters, Emma Mitchell, Superior, Mont., and Leah Subia of Texas.

Visitation: Wednesday from 4-8 in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead, and one hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Thursday at 2 in Bethesda Lutheran Church, Moorhead.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, August 4, 2003

Milton Wentz, 89, Beaverton, Ore., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Edgewood Point Assisted Living Center, Beaverton.

Mr. Wentz was born May 16, 1914, southwest of Streeter, N.D., the son of Peter and Lucille (Essig) Wentz. He attended the local rural elementary school and grew up near Streeter. He married Ottilia Rau on March 18, 1934, at rural Napoleon, N.D. They lived near Streeter and farmed from 1934 until he retired from farming in 1958. He was employed by the state Highway Department in road maintenance until he retired in February 1981. They entered Edgewood Vista in Bismarck, N.D., in 2001, and later moved to Beaverton. He was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Streeter, serving on the building committee; deacon at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, serving as financial secretary, and a member of Germans from Russia.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Marlene Wagner, Bismarck, Marcella (Lyle) Reese, Tigard, Ore., and Lucille (Alvin) Kuhn, McMinnville, Ore.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. today, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Konrad Koosman officiating. Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: Streeter Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.



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The Bismarck Tribune, ND

Date Of Death 6/5/2000
Age 85

Ottellia "Tillie" Wentz, 85, Bismarck, died June 5, 2000 in a local nursing home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at First United Methodist Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Kermit Culver officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Service, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ottelia "Tillie" Wentz was born Nov. 27, 1914 at Eureka, S.D., in McPherson Co. to John and Katie (Libus) Holzworth. She was raised and educated in Eureka. In 1935, she moved with her family to a farm near Streeter. Tillie married Elmer Wentz on July 21, 1938 at Napoleon. In 1968, she moved with her husband and family to Bismarck. In July 1999, she became a resident of Elm Crest Care Center in New Salem. In October 1999 she became a resident of St. Vincent's Care Center in Bismarck. Tillie was a member of First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed yardwork and gardening, and especially loved babysitting children.

She is survived by her husband, Elmer; one daughter and two sons-in-law, Betty and Roger Becker, and Ed Vetter; her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Kat Wentz; four grandsons, Michael Becker, Toby Jenner and Robert and Brandon Vetter; one granddaughter, Bethany Conitz, Bismarck; one great-grandson, Lukas, all of Bismarck; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Arlene Conitz, Bismarck, and Alvina and Charles Hamel, Napoleon; one brother and three sisters-in-law, Eugene and Delores Holzworth, Violet Holzworth, and Edna Holzworth, all of Bismarck; and many nieces and nephews.

Tillie was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Shirley Vetter; two baby sons, Norman and James Wentz; her grandson, Brian Becker; two sisters, Rose Holzworth and Edna Kapp; and four brothers, Willie, Edwin, Reuben and Alvin Holzworth. (Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck)


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Ottilia “Tillie” Wentz, 89, Tigard, Ore., died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at her home.

Tillie Rau was born May 20, 1915, in Logan County, near Napoleon, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Kathrine (Himmerich) Rau. She grew up and attended the local rural school. She then helped on the family farm. She married Milton Wentz on March 18, 1934, at rural Napoleon. They lived on a farm southwest of Streeter, N.D., where they farmed until 1958.  In 1958, they moved to Gackle, N.D. In June 2001, they moved to Edgewood Vista, Bismarck, N.D. In November 2002, they moved to Beaverton, Ore. He died July 30, 2003. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Streeter, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle. She was active in Ladies Aid and Germans from Russia.

She is survived by three daughters, Marlene Wagner, Bismarck, Marcella (Lyle) Reese, Tigard, and Lucille ( Alvin ) Kuhn, McMinnville, Ore; a brother, Edwin (Rose), Jamestown; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Russ Pollock officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Burial: St. Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, September 29, 2008

Roy Wentz, 83, Jamestown, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008 at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Mr. Wentz was born July 12, 1925 in Goodrich, N.D., the son of George and Katherine (Martin) Wentz. He began working for the Northern Pacific Railway in 1942. He married Jeanne Grinuk Naze on July 22, 1967, in Jamestown. He retired as a B&B foreman in 1983 after 41 years of service. He was a member of the Elks, Eagles and the V.F.W. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and training hunting dogs. He is survived by a son, Mike, Jamestown; a stepson, Randy (Cheryl) Naze, Minot, N.D.; a stepdaughter, Terri (Chris) Naze, Jamestown; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Kathleen; his parents; a sister, Elsie; and five brothers, Art, Alfred, Eddie, Tige and Harold.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Harlen Kaden officiating.
Visitation: none planned. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.



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The funeral for Vernon Wentz, 63, Jamestown, N.D., will be at 2 Wednesday in St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Jamestown. Visitation will be noon to 5 Saturday and Sunday and 9 to 9 Monday and Tuesday at Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown, and before services in the church. He died Thursday, Jan. 18, 1996, in Jamestown.

Mr. Wentz was born Oct. 24, 1932, near Streeter, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He married Adeline Gienger June 15, 1952, in Gackle. They lived on a farm southwest of Gackle. The next year, they moved to Jamestown, where he worked for the North Dakota State Hospital. He later worked on a road construction crew until 1957, when he went to work for Lindberg Construction Co. She died in 1990. He continued to work and live in Jamestown....

Date: Sat - January 20, 1996
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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The funeral for Christian Werre, 89, Steele, N.D., will be at 1 Thursday in St. John's Lutheran Church, Tappen, N.D. Visitation will be from 9 to 9 Wednesday in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, and one hour before services in the church.

He died Sunday, Dec. 17, 1995. Mr. Werre was born July 28, 1906, near Tappen. He grew up and attended school near Steele. On Jan. 10, 1928, he married Esther Janke near Tappen. They farmed near Tappen where he also worked as a carpenter. After retiring they moved to New Ulm, Minn., and later to Tappen. He entered Golden Manor Nursing Center, Steele, in 1993.

He is survived by two sons, Walter, Omaha, Neb., Alvin (Arleen), Winona, ...

Date: Tue - December 19, 1995
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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Selma Enterprise [CA]
May 7, 2004

Hanford resident Leona Werth, 69, died April 24 at her residence.
Leona was formerly of North Dakota. She was a homemaker.
There will be no visitation. 
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hanford Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of People's Funeral Chapel in Hanford.


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The Fargo Forum, ND
Friday, November 12, 2010

Harlin Wetzel, 78, Vergas, Minnesota died Sunday November 7, 2010 at his lake home near Vergas.

Harlin was born December 9, 1931 near Wishek, North Dakota the son of Henry Wetzel and Emilia (Bader) Wetzel. He grew up on the family farm and received his education in Wishek, ND and LeMars, Iowa.

He and Dorothy Freier were married August 28, 1960 in Streeter, ND. They farmed near Wishek until 1976 when they moved to Hunter, ND. They retired in 1999. They then moved to their retirement home on Long Lake near Vergas, MN.

He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Detroit Lakes, MN. He and Dorothy recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Harlin loved his five grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them as much as possible. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather, a dear friend to many and a devout Christian who loved life and the Lord.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy; 3 daughters; Carla (Allan) Funk, Eagan, MN; Darcy Wetzel, Eagan, MN; Vickie (Greg) Doeden, Moorhead, MN; 1 son, Wylie (Mindy) Wetzel, Woodbury, MN; 4 granddaughters, Emily, Olivia, Margaret and Katherine, 1 grandson Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his only brother Arnold and only sister Luella Rudolf.

Funeral Service will be at 10:30 AM Friday November 12, 2010 in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Detroit Lakes, MN with Rev. Conrad Vine, pastor officiating.
Interment will take place at a later date in the Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek, ND.
Arrangements are by the Haut Funeral Homes in Jamestown, ND and Fury Funeral Home in Frazee, MN.
Visitation- 1 1/2 hour before services at the Church.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, December 10, 2010

Raymond Wetzel, 82, Streeter, N.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the St. Alexius TCU, Bismarck, N.D., after a battle with cancer.

Mr. Wetzel was born May 29, 1928, near Danzig, N.D., the son of Jacob and Lydia (Janke) Wetzel. He attended rural school through eighth grade and received his high school diploma in the U.S. Army. He entered the Army on Dec. 5, 1951, at Fort Riley, Kan., serving with the 10th Infantry Division, Company L, 87th. On May 20, 1952, he was stationed in the 4th Infantry Division, 12th Regiment in Germany until Nov. 23, 1953. He then was honorably discharged at Fort Sheridan, Ill., with the rank of private first class. He married Edna Mayer on Nov. 25, 1954, at Streeter. They farmed on the family farm for one year. They moved south of Streeter, where they farmed for 55 years. They spent time at their home on the farm and in Bismarck, over the past years. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Streeter, and American Legion Post #265, Streeter. He taught Sunday school, served on the pastor relations committee and board of trustees. He enjoyed farming, cattle, open pastures, reading historical books and puzzles.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Lynn, West Fargo, N.D., and Roger (Kathleen), Bismarck, N.D.; two daughters, Roxanne (Richard) Rabold, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Vydell Wetzel (Kevin Crane), Philo, Calif.; five brothers, Clarence and Elmer, both Bismarck, Arthur (Geneva), New Brighton, Minn.; Orville (Betty), Burnsville, Minn., and Wilbur (Pat), Rosemond, Calif.; two sisters, Olive Bittner, Billings, Mont., and Ruth Saylor, Aberdeen, S.D.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Harold, Walwin, Rueben, Emil and Ervin.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Darwin Kopfmann and the Rev. Perry Schnabel officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Streeter City Cemetery, Streeter, in the spring.


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The Forum; Fargo, ND
November 2, 2000
Jamestown, N.D.

George Richard Whitney, 86, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, in Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home, Jamestown.

Mr. Whitney was born Jan. 17, 1914, in Ypsilanti, N.D., where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1932. He worked as a clerk for Jamestown Livestock Sales. He married Annamae Graap March 15, 1941, in Jamestown. She preceded him in death. He was Stutsman County auditor from 1943 until retiring in 1980. He married Vera Flaig Mayer March 30, 1979, in Aberdeen, S.D. They lived in Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Tracy (Karen), Bismarck, N.D., Gene (Doreene), Fargo; two daughters, Debbie (Merle) Kunz, Bismarck, Barb Norton, Modesto, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Deborah (Robert) Adamus, Nadine Mayer, both Eagan, Minn., Karen (Joe) Yuhas, Minneapolis; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

Visitation: Friday from 1 to 9 in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Saturday at 10:30 in the funeral home.
Burial: Ypsilanti Cemetery.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Alvin R. Widmer, 72, Jamestown, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Mr. Widmer was born Feb. 10, 1935, in Alfred, N.D., the son of Reinhold and Bertha (Lippert) Widmer. He grew up and received his education in rural Alfred schools. He married Alice O’Brien on June 23, 1956, in Valley City, N.D. He was employed by Midwest Motors, Midland Railroad, Everetts Associates, American Linen and Jamestown Public Schools. He was a member of St. James Basilica, Knights of Columbus, Jamestown Eagles, Buffalo City Camping Club, Circle Cross Riding Club and James Valley Quarter Horse Association. He enjoyed camping, horses, dancing and listening to country music.

He is survived by two sons, David (Carrie), and Neil (Angie), both Jamestown; two daughters, RaMona (Vic) Johnson, Glyndon, Minn., and Lori (Monty) Whitney, East Grand Forks, Minn.; two sisters, Eleanor Perszyk, Perham, Minn., and Elaine Reimers, Palmer, Alaska; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown, with the Rev. Al Bitz officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to James River Humane Society or Meals on Wheels.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, August 12, 2004

Elmer D. Widmer, 77, Ashley, N.D., died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Ashley Medical Center, Ashley.

Mr. Widmer was born June 5, 1927, near Fredonia, N.D, the son of George and Lydia (Elhard) Widmer. He attended rural school and taught in rural Nathan District. He entered the U.S. Army in May 1951 and was honorably discharged May 1953. He attended North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, and graduated from the auto body refinishing program. He married Mavis Dalke on Oct. 23, 1960, in Grace Lutheran Church, Lehr, N.D. They lived and farmed 13 miles north of Lehr. In 2003, they moved to Ashley. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, where he served as church secretary, and of Clifford Ost American Legion Post #260 and Senior Citizens, both Fredonia. He was a director of the Fredonia Co-op Oil for 24 years. He served on the Logan County Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service for nine years as county committeeman.

He is survived by his wife; three sisters, Laverna (Gordon) Kleingartner, Gackle, N.D., Winona Oberlander, Kulm, N.D., and Lenore (Kermit) Herman, St. Louis Park, Minn.; and a sister-in-law, Eva Widmer, Jamestown.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Grace Lutheran Church, Lehr, with the Rev. Alan Eppen officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Carlsen Funeral Home, Ashley.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Lehr City Cemetery, Lehr. Military graveside rites by Clifford Ost American Legion


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, August 27, 2010

Eva Widmer, 87, Jamestown, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Eva Schock was born March 28, 1923, on the family farm nine miles north of Lehr, N.D., the daughter of Phillip and Katherina (Obenauer) Schock. She attended school at Lautt School District. She married Royal Widmer on July 20, 1945, in Lehr EUB parsonage. They lived two miles northeast of the family farm. In October 1959, they moved to Jamestown. She worked at Ebertz Cafe, Trinity Hospital and Central Dakota Nursing Home as a housekeeper. She later worked at Jamestown Hospital for more than 27 years until she retired in 1992. She enjoyed doing volunteer work at Trinity Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Dennis) O’Brien, Marion, Iowa and Joan (William) Kukrall, Aberdeen, S.D.; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Marlys; a son, Randy; her parents; three sisters, Caroline, Martha and Katie; and three brothers, Emanuel, Johnny and William.

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with Chaplain David Fisher officiating.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel.
Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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Stutsman County Record, Jamestown, ND
September 29, 1938, Page 4

BABY TWINS DIE

Burial services were held at the cemetery at Alfred yesterday afternoon for the twin sons, born September 6, to Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Widmer, and who died a week apart at Trinity hospital. Jackie Allen passed away September 19 and his brother James on Monday last [Sept 26].


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The Forum; Fargo, ND
July 5, 2001
Jamestown, N.D.

LeRoy Widmer, 65, Jamestown, died Monday, July 2, 2001, in his home.

Mr. Widmer was born May 25, 1936, near Alfred, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. He married Betty Bryan in 1957 in Aberdeen, S.D. He worked for Carlson and Sjostrom Case Implement, Kulm, N.D.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Wayne (Maryann), Alfred, Kelly (Teresa), Bryan (Peggy), both Jamestown; two daughters, Carie (Brad) Hanson, Jamestown, Roxanne (Scott) Hill, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; three sisters, Jeanette Beyer, Jamestown, Della Kuhn, Alfred, Phyliss Schlenker, Zillah, Wash.; and 10 grandchildren.

Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the funeral home.
Funeral: Today at 10:30 in Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Alfred Cemetery.


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Randy Widmer, 42, Jamestown, N.D., died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in his home.

Mr. Widmer was born July 28, 1957, in Gackle, N.D. In 1959 he moved with his family to Jamestown, where he graduated from high school in 1975. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1975 and served on Little Rock (Ark.) Air Force Base until his military discharge in 1979. He then served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves until 1981. From 1979 to 1982 he worked for Western Gear, Jamestown. He then attended St. Mary's College, Bismarck, N.D., from 1982 until graduating in 1985. He later returned to Jamestown, where he worked as a mental health care specialist for North Dakota State Hospital.

He is survived by his mother, Eva Widmer, Jamestown; and two sisters, Janet ...

Date: Wed - February 16, 2000
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
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Lodi News-Sentinel, CA
Monday, February 23, 2009

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Mable Wiederrich, passed away on Friday February 13th, 2009. She was eighty years old with a zest for life, love, and her family.

Mable was born on April 19th, 1928 in Jud, North Dakota, where she lived and met the love of her life, Arthur Helmuth Wiederrich. They were married November 28th, 1948. After their blessed joining one year later their family began to grow. A son named Gene Arthur, followed by daughters, Linda Mae and Sharron Rose.

They moved from Jud in 1955 to Lodi. Here is where they settled for the rest of their lives, and completed their family by having one more daughter, Karen Kay. While raising her family they enjoyed going on family trips to Santa Cruz, and going camping. However, Saturday nights were Arthur and hers. They would go out with their brothers and sisters for a little dinner, dancing and a good game of cards to end the evening.

Along the way she gathered more members to her family. Her children got married and gave her nine grandchildren: James Arthur Wiederrich, Arthur Ray Montgomery, Randy Gene Wiederrich, Tanya Merie Montgomery, Holly Rose Maple-Holmes, Amanda Key Gutierrez, Cody James Daniel Maple, Jacob Daniel Maple, and Dennis Anthony Giacovoni. Two great-grandchildren: Hilary Antoinette Giacovoni and Jacob William Sheehan.

Mable and Arthur were devoted members of St. Peters Lutheran Church for over fifty years. She was also a seasonal worker for Pacific Coast Producers for thirty four years. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with her family, listening to country and gospel music. She loved going on outings to casinos, and her occasional trip to Branson, Missouri. The many little shopping trips she took to Walgreens on her scooter.

She is preceded in death by her loving soul mate, Arthur Helmuth Wiederrich who passed away on May 13th, 1994; Jacob Daniel Maple, her beloved grandson and baby angel who was taken from us too soon; her two brothers, Oscar and Emil; and her seven sisters: Darlene, Delores, Anna, Lucille, Esther, Edith, and her twin, Marvel.

She is survived by her brother, Bill Heidinger of Lodi; and sister, Violet Adams of Lodi.

She loved her family with all her heart, and in return her family was devoted to her. She praised God above all else, and when she entered into God's loving arms there was family who had gone before her waiting for her to take her home to heaven. Mable and Arthur’s souls were so connected that they both left this world on Friday the 13th fourteen years three months apart.

Her favorite passage is John 3:16 which says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life."

The viewing will be held at Lodi Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 18th from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

The funeral will be held Friday, February 20th, at Lodi Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Cherokee Memorial Park.

Lodi Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Reinhold "Reinie" Wiederrich, 88, Milwaukie, Ore., formerly of Streeter, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.

Mr. Wiederrich was born Sept. 2, 1920, on his grandfather’s farm near Streeter, the son of Christian and Christina (Dockter) Wiederrich. He grew up on the family farm near Monango, N.D. At the age of 19, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and was stationed in Sidney, Mont. He served in World War II in Europe from July 22, 1942, to Dec. 7, 1945. He married Elva Yadon on Feb. 10, 1946, in Portland, Ore. They lived in Merricourt, N.D. from 1946 to 1951, where he drove the Standard Oil truck for his uncle. They also owned and operated the Merricourt Café and Pool Hall. In 1951, they moved to Portland, where he worked for Albina Fuel Company for 32 years. He drove a fuel truck and later became a salesman. He became a real estate agent for Homeseekers Realty for about 10 years. He also worked for U-Haul from 1996 to 2002. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Parkrose, Ore., for 56 years, NE Optimist Club and Optimist International. He served as the local president and as secretary-treasurer of the Northwest District of the Optimist Club. He was a past member of the American Legion, Oregon Trail, Post #150, and current member of the Milwaukie Legion, Post #180.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Cindy (Chris) Wright, Oregon City, Ore., and Shelley (Rick) DeLance, Redmond, Wash.; three brothers, August, Ellendale, N.D.; Gottlieb Fiechtner, Jamestown, and Robert, Edgeley, N.D.; two sisters, Esther Markuson, Ellendale, and Marlene Kerr, Alameda, Calif.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard; and a sister, Violet Nagel.

Services: Already held. Arrangements by Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Portland.

Memorials: Faith Ministries, formerly known as Our Savior Lutheran Church, Parkrose, 11100 N.E. Skidmore, Portland, Ore., 97220.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Viola S. Wiederrich, 82, formerly of the Kulm, N.D., and Ellendale, N.D., areas, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, in Silver City, N.M.

Viola S. Wiederrich lived in the Kulm and Ellendale areas from 1924 to 1958. She married Henry J. Wiederrich, formerly of the Monango, N.D., and Merricourt, N.D., area.

She is survived by a daughter, Lori B. Hansen, Edina, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Memorial service: planned at a later date in Ellendale.
Arrangements by Terrazas Funeral Chapel, Santa Clara, N.M.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Bertha Wieland, 88, Streeter, N.D., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at her home.

Bertha Guthmiller was born Feb. 24, 1915, at the family farm south of Medina, N.D., the daughter of Friedrich and Katharina (Dockter) Guthmiller. She attended the local school and grew up in the area. She married Jacob Wieland on Dec. 7, 1944, at her parents’ home southwest of Medina. They lived on his farm northwest of Streeter. He died Aug. 29, 1984. In 1987, she moved into Streeter. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and Senior Citizens Center, Streeter.

She is survived by two sons, Edgar (Dianne), Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Everette (Bonnie), Streeter; three daughters, Arlene Zurmiller, Streeter, and Joyce (Thomas) Walker and Gloria (Richard) Hedahl, both Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Richard, Medina; two sisters, Margaret Guthmiller, Medina, and Hedwig (Arnold) Sprenger, Anamoose, N.D.; a brother-in-law, Herbert Moos, Miles City, Mont.; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Bob Pestal officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Haut Funeral Home, Gackle, N.D.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial: Lutheran Cemetery, Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
December 2, 2002

Edwin "Ed" C. Wieland, 77, Redwood Falls, Minn., formerly Jamestown, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at the Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls.

Mr. Wieland was born March 18, 1925, in Streeter, N.D., the son of Emil and Mathilda (Schlenker) Wieland. He grew up in Jamestown and graduated from Jamestown High School. After graduation he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He received his wings in September 1944 and was a pilot in the 10th Air Force. He served in China-Burma-India where he was also director of air transportation for North China. He retired as a major from the active Air Force Reserve in 1967 and from the inactive Air Force Reserve in 1983. He married Joan Morrissey. They lived in Jamestown after the war, where he was company pilot for North Dakota Farmers Union. In addition, in 1952 he became executive secretary and assistant to the president of NDFU, and in 1957 was named secretary-treasurer by the board of directors. In 1967 he resigned from NDFU. They moved to Redwood Falls, where he was director of research and development for Farmers Union Marketing and Processing. In 1978 he was named general manager, and from 1981 until he retired in 1987, he was president and chief executive officer. He served six years on the board of directors of the International Renderers Association, including two years as chairman. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lions Club, and treasurer of the former Redbird Flying Club. He was past director of the Community School Council and the Chamber of Commerce, a former member and officer of United Way and served on the board of directors of Minnesota Valley Bank.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Jan (Larry) Weight, Anoka, Minn., and Mary Ellen (Todd) Stedtfeld, River Falls, Wis.; two sons, Steven, Byron, Minn., and Michael, Boulder Creek, Calif.; two brothers, Art (Dorothy), Fargo, N.D., and Emil (Vye), Jamestown; a sister-in-law, Karen Morrissey, Mounds View, Minn.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ann Cave; a brother, Len; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret and Aaron Burns.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Redwood Falls. Military honors by the Redwood Falls VFW, American Legion, National Guard and Sons of the American Legion units.
Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today, Nelson-Martin Funeral Service, Redwood Falls, and one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to the Alzheimer's Association.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Emil Roland Wiest, 87, Jamestown, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Wiest was born June 30, 1916, in Alfred, N.D., the son of Jacob and Mathilda (Buchholz) Wiest. He attended school in Edgeley, N.D., and then worked for area farmers. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 with the 15th Hospital Center in the United States and England. He married Lois Pottratz on Oct. 28, 1946, in Bismarck, N.D. They settled near Edgeley, where they purchased a farm. He farmed until 1982, when he retired and they moved to Jamestown. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown, and a former member of Zion Lutheran Church, Edgeley. He enjoyed playing cards, traveling, showing people his farm, and his farm animals.

He is survived by his wife and a sister, Mary Hayden, Fruita, Colo.

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

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Dennis Ellingson officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. today, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Edgeley.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, January 20, 2004

LorEtta Wiest, 82, Hazen, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at Sakakawea Medical Center, Hazen.

LorEtta Borth was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Benjamin and Anna Marie (Schultheisz) Borth. She attended school in Gackle. The family moved to Medina in 1937. She married Roland Wiest on Oct. 28, 1945, in Medina, N.D. They lived at towns in North Dakota including Medina, Tappen, Pingree and Carrington. They moved to Hazen in 1963, where they owned and operated Wiest’s Coast to Coast until retiring in 1990. He died Dec. 4, 1998. She became a resident of Senior Suites, Hazen, on March 14, 2000. She became a resident of Knife River Care Center, Beulah, in September 2002. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen, where she quilted and was active in the ladies organization and Hazen Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by a daughter, Colleen (David) Webb, Armona, Calif.; a son, Loren (Peggy), Hazen; a sister, Leona (Gerhardt) Reuer, Medina; two sisters-in-law, Lydia Borth, Hazen, and Darlene Borth, Rugby; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Violet Speidel and Edna Sukut; and two brothers, Harold and Norbert.

Services: 10 a.m. MST Thursday, Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen, with the Rev. Walt Wolff officiating.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. MST Wednesday, Seibel Funeral Home, Hazen.
Burial: Hazen City Cemetery.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to Sakakawea Select Hospice or Peace Lutheran Church.


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Fargo Forum; Fargo, ND
Date Of Death: 11/1/1998
Age: 86
Gackle, ND

GACKLE -- Ernest Wilen, 86, Gackle, died Nov. 1, 1998, in the Wishek nursing home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, south of Gackle. Burial will be in Homola Cemetery, south of Gackle.

He is survived by his wife, Mamie; his children, Vernon Wilen, Lehr, Lyle Wilen, Bismarck, Todd Wilen, Fredonia, Marcella Ruff, West Fargo, and Margaret Stoltz, Lehr; and one sister, Julie Schlecht, Gackle.

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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
April 21, 1966

Fred [Friidolf E] Wilen, 55, longtime resident of the Gackle Community died Sunday evening, April 17, 1966 in Jamestown, North Dakota.

He was born March 17, 1911 at the family farm home sixteen miles southwest of Gackle in Logan County, the son of Nickolai Wilen and Elina [Hilma] Dorvinen Wilen. He attended the local rural school and grew to manhood in the community where he lived with his parents on the farm. He and Edna Lindberg were married in June 1935 at New England, North Dakota. They farmed nine miles southeast of Gackle until 1938 when they moved to New England, where they farmed until 1944. The family returned to Gackle to make their home. He was a member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church south of Gackle.

Surviving are his widow, on daughter, Fern (Mrs. Robert Redinger), Deadwood, South Dakota, five sons Dave Wilen, Sturgis, S. D., Lance Wilen, Battleground, Wash., Karl Wilen, Battleground, Wash., Stanley Wilen, Vancouver, Wash., and AQB-8 Duane Wilen, in the U. S. Navy serving aboard the USS Enterprise near Vietnam, seventeen grandchildren, on brother Ernest Wilen, Fredonia, N. D., and one sister Julia (Mrs. Ernest Schlecht), Gackle, N. D.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter in infancy, two grandchildren, two brothers, and four sisters.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday April 22, 1966, at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church south of Gackle with Rev. Wilbur Koistinen, Lake Norden, S. D. Officiating. Burial will be in the Homola Cemetery southwest of Gackle. The body is at the Haut Funeral Home in Gackle until taken to the church on Friday at noon.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, April 8, 2004

Mathilda "Hilda" Wilen, 87, Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at Central Dakota Village, Jamestown.

Anna Bertha Mathilda Rankinen was born Dec. 13, 1916, on the family homestead southwest of Gackle, the daughter of Abram Henry and Briita Kaisa (Seppanen) Rankinen. She attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education. She grew up in the Gackle area. She married Edwin Wilen on May 9, 1939, in Napoleon, N.D. They lived southeast of Gackle where they farmed. In the fall of 1973, they moved into Gackle when they retired. He died March 29, 1974. She baby- sat many children from the fall of 1974 to 1990. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle. She enjoyed traveling in the United States, to Finland, and England. She also enjoyed reading, handwork, her flowers, and senior citizens and quilting groups.

She is survived by two daughters, Ann (Theodore) Homola, Owatonna, Minn., and Shirley (Orlo) Sund, Cleveland, N.D.; a son, Dale (Claudia), Snohomish, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Edna Rankinen, Gackle; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild.

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

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, with the Rev. Russ Pollock officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Homola Cemetery, southwest of Gackle.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Angeline Wilhelm, 88, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Angeline S. Govig was born Sept. 26, 1931, at Chicago, Ill., the daughter of George and Bella (Olson) Govig. At an early age the family moved to Woodworth, N.D., where she attended school and graduated from Woodworth High School. She worked as an accountant for a construction company in Chicago, Seattle, Wash., and Anchorage, Ala. She moved to Bismarck, N.D., where she worked for Missouri Valley Motors. She married Fritz Wilhelm in Bismarck. They lived in Bismarck until 1962, when they moved to Gackle, N.D., where they owned and operated Wilhelm Chevrolet. In 1980, she returned to Bismarck and worked as an accountant for Burleigh County Senior Adult Center. She retired in 1989 and moved to Phoenix, Ariz. In 1991, she moved to Jamestown. She attended Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and game shows.

She is survived by a son, Tom (Lynn), Jamestown; two grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a special niece, Laurie Veitch, Phoenix.

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

Private family memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with Pastor Bryce Tahran officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

John "Jack" C. Wilkinson, 88, Montpelier, ND, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, farmer and friend, died May 30, 2008, at his home in Jamestown.

Jack was born in Jamestown on January 1, 1920 to John and Mary ["May" Richardson] Wilkinson. Jack attended country school in Sharlow Township through the 8th grade. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1936. As a young adult, he played fiddle with a 4-piece band for community dances. He married Mildred Neva, Courtenay, on January 2, 1941 at Jamestown. They farmed and raised their family in the Millarton area until retiring. After retirement, they spent 22 winters in Mesa, AZ. He enjoyed playing bridge in a James-town couple’s club and League Shuffleboard while in Arizona. He received much joy spending time with and showed his love by serving & giving to his family, friends and community. During his lifetime, Jack served and presided on numerous boards and organizations. Including: Stutsman County ASCS Committee, Stutsman Co. Crop Improvement Assn., Water Management, Stutsman Co. Fair, ND State Fair, Jamestown Credit Union, 4-H Advisory Committee, ND Credit Union League, Norwest Bank, Jamestown Grain Inspection, ND Oil Co. of Alfred, A 50+ year member of the ELKS, Senior Warden and Lay Reader of Grace Episcopal Church, Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Millie; one son, John "Jack Jr." [Melissa], Alberton, MT; three daughters: Mary Ann Wilkinson, Ottertail, MN; Cathy [Terry] Schlenker, Montpelier; Beth [Jay] Larson, Apple Valley, MN; a brother-in-law: Ronald Ottes, Greenwood, SC; 20 grandchildren: Stephen, Lori & Julie Wilkinson, Bart Murack, Kristi [Eric Vraa] West; Aaron, Makayla, Jordan, Jared, Monica, Amber, Cassia, Micah, Ethan, Simeon & Garnet Schlenker; Clinton [Carissa] Wilkinson; Grant, Nicholas & Cole Larson. 7 great-grandchildren: Devin Wilkinson, James Morrison, Jacob, Anna, Lily & Wyatt Vraa; Jacob & Tyler Wilkinson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, James "Jim" Allen, and one sister, Elizabeth, "Betty" Ottes.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Grace Episcopal Church, Jamestown, with Father Kevin Goodrich officiating.
Prayer service: 7:30 PM, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM, Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at the Eddy Funeral Home.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to: Farm Rescue, PO Box 1100, Jamestown, ND 58402; OR Meals on Wheels, 502 10th Ave. SE, Jamestown, ND 58401.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Almon A. Williams, 82, Jamestown, North Dakota, died Friday, July 20, 2007 at his home in Jamestown.

Almon Alexander Williams was born October 13, 1924, at Trinity Hospital in Jamestown, the son of George A. and Helen (DeNault-Robertson) Williams. He grew up on the family farm in Sinclair township, Stutsman County, ND, and attended country schools in the area. On October 27, 1945, Almon married Deloris Headland in Fargo, North Dakota. He custom harvested in the south for a few years and was a pilot. Almon farmed in Stutsman County all his life and helped repair many things for neighbors and friends. They moved to Jamestown in 1991. Deloris died March 23, 2004.

Almon enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Jamestown, where he was a deacon. He was also a member of the Eagles, Bloom Oil board of directors, Klose Elevator board, and Cusator township board.

Almon is survived by four sons, Dale, Tacoma, WA, Mark (Diane), Jud, ND, Wade (Tina), Jamestown, ND, Chad (Barbara), Jamestown, ND; one daughter, Doris (Jerry) Schafer, Albert Lea, MN; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 5 brothers, Ernest R. "Bob" (Violet Mae), Cleveland, ND, Wilbert "Bill" (Marge), Gillette, WY, George P. "Pick"(Lorraine), Cleveland, ND, Roger, Chelsea, OK; 4 sisters, Harriet (Elroy) Weixel, Pacific Grove, CA, Margaret "Shug" (Reinhold) Weixel, San Bernardino, CA, Katherine "Kay" (Norman) Aldinger, Jamestown, Robina "Tiny" (Alvin) Exner, Ypsilanti, ND; one sister-in-law, Lorraine Derby, Jamestown; one brother-in-law, Ross (Erna) Headland, Medina, ND.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one son, Earl Dean; one great grandson, William "Will" Mullenbach; and one brother, James "Tuff".

Funeral Service: 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 26, 2007 at the United Presbyterian Church, Jamestown with Pastor David Thompson officiating.
Visitation: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown.
Prayer Service: 7:00 PM, Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, North Dakota

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ronald McDonald House, Rochester, MN or the United Presbyterian Church, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Boyd H. Williams, 81, Streeter, N.D., died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at his home after a battle with cancer.

Mr. Williams was born June 5, 1928, in Newbury Township on his grandparents’ farm northwest of Streeter, the son of Hubert and Berneice (Nelson) Williams. He grew up in the area, helped on the family farm and received his elementary education in the local schools. He joined the U.S. Navy on Aug. 15, 1950, in Bismarck, N.D. He served aboard a cargo ship, USS Alcona 157. He was discharged on May 27, 1954, at Norfolk, Va., with the rank of BM3. He married Judith Reese on June 27, 1954, at Streeter. They lived and farmed northwest of Streeter until 1983 when they built a home and moved into Streeter. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Streeter, where he served as deacon. He was a life member of the Melvin E. Bender Post No.265, American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars and the 40 and 8. He served as commander adjutant and chaplain of the local American Legion and as precinct committeeman for the Democratic Party.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Bernell, Medina, N.D., and Jeffery, Streeter; four daughters, Denise (Dale) Wittmier and Dana Williams, both Streeter, Janelle (Wayne) Buck, Jamestown, and Belinda (JD) Dahl, Gackle, N.D.; a brother, Udell, Roscoe, Ill.; two sisters, Peggy Hoeckle, James-town, and Joyce Knisley, Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Glenn; and two sisters, Janice and Sharon.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Chris Hogstad 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: Streeter City Cemetery, Streeter.
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(June 5, 1928 - August 22, 2009)

U.S. Veteran Boyd Williams, 81, Streeter, ND died Saturday morning August 22, 2009 at his home in Streeter, ND after a gallant fight against cancer.

Boyd H. Williams was born June 5, 1928 in Newbury Township on his grandparents farm NW of Streeter, ND, the son of Hubert Williams and Berneice (Nelson) Williams. He received his elementary education in the local schools and grew to manhood in the vicinity where he helped on the family farm along with other farmers in the area. He entered the US Navy August 15, 1950 in Bismarck, ND. He served aboard a Cargo Ship, USS Alcona 157. He was discharged May 27, 1954 at Norfolk, VA with the rank of BM3.

He and Judith Reese were married June 27, 1954 at Streeter, ND. They made their home on a farm Northwest of Streeter where they lived and farmed until 1983 when they built a home and moved into Streeter.

He was a member of St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Streeter and served as Deacon. He also was a life member of the Melvin E. Bender Post #265, American Legion, VFW and the 40 and 8. He served as Commander Adjutant and Chaplain of the local American Legion. He was very active in the community until his health began to fail. He served as precinct committeeman for the Democratic Party.

Surviving are his wife Judith, Streeter, ND, three daughters; Denise (Dale) Wittmier, Streeter, ND; Janelle (Wayne) Buck, Jamestown, ND; Belinda (JD) Dahl, Gackle, ND, three sons, Bernell Williams, Medina, ND Jeffery Williams, Dana Williams, both of Streeter, ND; 5 granddaughters, Jessica Williams, Stephanie (James) Kuhn, Ashley Paulson (fiance Lonnie Farthing), Christa (Randy) Schwartzenberger, and Cassandra Buck, 7 grandsons, Chad & Brett Williams, Christopher Kappes, Austin & Barret (Carina) Wittmier, Brooks Paulson, Weston Buck; 4 great grandchildren; Laykin Wittmier, Kolton Dockter, Elodie Kuhn, and Riley Schwartzenberger 1 brother and 2 sisters, Udell Williams, Roscoe, IL, Peggy Hoeckle, Jamestown, ND, Joyce Knisley, Oklahoma City, OK He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother Glenn and 2 sisters, Janice and Sharon.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday August 27, 2009 in the St. Lukes Lutheran Church at Streeter, ND, with Rev. Chris Hogstad, officiating. The interment will be made in the Streeter City Cemetery at Streeter, ND. The arrangements are by the Haut Funeral Homes in Jamestown, ND. Visitation – 9-8 Wednesday at the Funeral home Prayer Service – 7:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, December 1, 2007

Mark A. Williams, 54, Jud, North Dakota, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2007 at Jamestown Hospital due to complications from illness after surgery.

Mark Almon Williams was born on November 21, 1953 at Trinity Hospital, Jamestown, the son of Almon and Deloris (Headland) Williams. He grew up on the family farm in Cusator Township, Stutsman County, North Dakota and attended Cusator Country School for four years, then attended Jamestown Public School, graduating in 1972. Mark was active in FFA during his high school years. On December 17, 1971, Mark married Diane Rudnick. They farmed southwest of Jamestown and raised three children, Dawn, Tish and Beau, which are his greatest accomplishments. He loved his family very much. Mark was blessed a second time when his daughter, Tish, married Rodney Lux, as he thought of him as a son. He was also blessed with three of the greatest grandchildren; Ciara, 11 years, Jakobi, 11 years and Kaleb, 9 years old, whom he loved with all his heart! Mark was a trustee, president and ritual team member of the Eagles Aerie FOE 2337, a Bloom Oil board member, and was currently the secretary of the Prairie Coop Elevator Board in Cleveland. He enjoyed farming, fishing and hunting with his family and friends, raising buffalo, watching tennis and his grandchildren's sporting events.

Mark is survived by his wife, Diane, of Jud; three children, Dawn Williams, Apple Valley, MN, Tish (Rod) Lux, Jamestown and Beau Williams, Cleveland, ND; three grandchildren, Ciara Williams, Jakobi and Kaleb Lux; three brothers, Dale (Maureen) Williams, Tacoma, WA, Wade (Tina) Williams and Chad (Barb) Williams, both of Jamestown; one sister, Doris (Jerry) Schafer, Albert Lea, MN; five brothers-in-law, Robert (Bernice) Rudnick, Glendive, MT, Leo (Sharon) Rudnick, LaPalma, CA, Donald (Darla) Rudnick, Fargo, ND, Gerald (Joan Halvorson) Rudnick and Kenneth Rudnick, both of Jamestown; five sisters-in-law, Evelyn Crowder, San Gabriel, CA, Margaret (Gerald) Patterson, Leona (Arlo) Weisser, Mary Jean (John) Kartes and Linda (Michael, Sr.) Calkins, all of Jamestown and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Earl, one great nephew; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Max and Margaret Rudnick and two brothers-in-law.

Funeral Service: 10:30 AM, Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at the United Presbyterian Church, Jamestown, with Pastor David Thompson officiating. Visitation: 1:00 to 7:00 PM, Monday, December 3, 2007 at the Eddy Funeral Home in Jamestown. Prayer Service: 7:00 PM, Monday, December 3, 2007 at the Eddy Funeral Chapel in Jamestown. Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, North Dakota.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Annette Wills, 92, Pendleton, Ore., formerly of Streeter, N.D., died May 12, 2009, at Willowbrook Terrace, Pendleton.

Annette Deg was born Oct. 25, 1916, on a farm in Streeter, the daughter of John and Katherine (Kubler) Deg. She moved to Pendleton in 1939, to be with her brother and sister. She worked various jobs in Pendleton.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial service: held May 19, at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Pendleton.

Memorials: Pendleton Eagles Lodge in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Laura Wilson, 85, Reno, Nev., formerly of Jud, N.D., died Friday, April 4, 2008, at her home.

Laura Mae Schober was born May 23, 1922, in Laurel, Neb., the daughter of William and Vera Schober. She grew up on a farm near Jud. She married Fred Radach in 1941. They moved to Aberdeen, S.D., in 1949. He died in 1962. She married Harvey Wilson in 1963. They moved to Lodi, Calif., where they camped, fished and traveled. He died in 1981. She moved to Blue Sky RV Park, Yuma, Ariz. She moved to Reno to live with her daughter in 2006. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and First Methodist Church, both Aberdeen, and Lodi Bells Camping Grounds, Lodi. She enjoyed dancing, crafting and riding her three-wheeled bike.

She is survived by a daughter, Sonya (Neil) Dresbach, Reno; two sisters, Opal Zundel, Jamestown, and Hazel (Dave) Schmeirer, Lodi; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, Aberdeen [SD].
Arrangements by Walton’s Funeral Home, Reno.
Burial: Riverside Memorial Cemetery, Aberdeen [SD].


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 1, 2002

Erna Witkowski, 90, Jamestown, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Erna Nora Freymark was born April 15, 1911, at Montevideo, Minn., the daughter of Adolph and Martha (Krueger) Freymark. She moved with her parents to a farm near Jud, N.D. She grew up and attended school in Jud, and then attended a business school in Fargo. She married Stanley Witkowski on Oct. 19, 1931, at Aberdeen, S.D. They lived on a farm in Blue Bird Township near Jud, where they farmed until moving into Jamestown in 1959. She worked at Cran Hotel, Jamestown, for a number of years. He died May 25, 1978, at Ellendale, N.D. She continued to live in Jamestown. In January 2002 she entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, Dorcas Society, Jud Homemakers and the Salvation Army Home League. She enjoyed gardening and quilting.

She is survived by a son, Alvin, Cody, Wyo.; three daughters, Gloria (LeRoy) Moser, and Iris (Wilbur) Flaig, both Jamestown, and Jean Witkowski, Billings, Mont.; two sisters, Ella (Curt) Stevens, Horton, Kan., and Hilda Hadley, Portland, Ore.; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two daughters, Verna and Marilyn; a brother and a sister.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with Pastor David Stuart officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
February 15, 2001

JAMESTOWN -- Christina Janke Wittkop, 94, Jamestown, died Feb. 13, 2001, in a Jamestown care center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.

She is survived by three daughters, Loraine Gieszler, Oregon City, Ore., Naomi Nagel, Jamestown, and Ruth Meidinger, Oregon City; six sisters; two brothers; 20 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. (Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown)
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The Forum; Fargo, ND
February 15, 2001

Christina Wittkop, 94, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2001, in Central Dakota Nursing Home, Jamestown.

Christina J. Janke was born July 18, 1906, near Venturia, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. She worked at the North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown as a care technician until she retired. She married Christopher Janke Jr. Sept. 2, 1928, in Danzig, N.D. They lived in Danzig for a few years, later moving to a farm near Lehr, N.D. They farmed in the Lehr, Wishek, N.D., and Ashley, N.D., areas before moving to Jamestown. He died in 1968. She married William Stotz Nov. 10, 1972, in Harvey, N.D. He died in 1977. She married William Wittkop Oct. 28, 1978. He died in 1995. She entered Central Dakota Village in 1990.

She is survived by three daughters, Loraine (Oscar) Gieszler, Ruth (Milbert) Meidinger, both Oregon City, Ore., Naomi (Willis) Nagel, Jamestown; her stepfamilies; two brothers; six sisters; 20 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Friday from 9 to 9, with a prayer service at 8, in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Saturday at 2 in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, April 23, 2010 April 23 2010

Shirley Wittmier, 56, Streeter, N.D., died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at her home.

Shirley Ann Mayfield was born Jan. 20, 1954, at Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Bill E. and Ruth Mayfield. They moved to Pomona, Calif., where she graduated from Pomona High School in 1972. She attended Southwestern Medical Society Academy in Phoenix, Ariz. She worked as a medical secretary for many years in Peoria, Ariz. She then worked as a secretary for Taylor Tours for six years. She married Douglas Wittmier on Aug. 8, 2003, at Streeter. They lived in Streeter. She worked for Fargo Assembly Plant from 1998 until 2009. She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Streeter, American Legion Auxiliary and the Streeter Fire Department.

She is survived by her husband; four sons, Neil (Talia), Lincoln, N.D., and Todd, Justin and Chris, all Peoria; two daughters, Amy Borders, Surprise, Ariz., and Amanda Wittmier, Peoria; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Chris Hogstad officiating.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Burial: Zion Reformed Cemetery, Streeter.
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JamestownUSA.com
April 21, 2010

Shirley Ann Wittmier, 56, Streeter, ND, died Wednesday evening April 21, 2010 at her home in Streeter.

Shirley Mayfield was born January 20, 1954 at Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Bill E. and Ruth Mayfield. She moved with her family Pomona, CA where she graduated from Pomona High School in 1972. She attended the Southwestern Medical Society Academy in Phoenix, AZ.

She worked as a medical secretary for many years in Peoria, AZ. She then went to work as a secretary for Taylor Tours for 6 years.

She and Douglas Wittmier were married August 8, 2003 at Streeter, ND. They made their home in Streeter while she worked at the Fargo Assembly Plant from 1998 until 2009.

She was a member of the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Streeter, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Streeter Fire Dept.

She is survived by her husband Douglas, Streeter, ND; 4 sons and 2 daughters, Neil (Talia) Wittmier, Lincoln, ND; Todd Wittmier, Justin Wittmier, Chris Wittmier, all of Peoria, AZ; Amy Borders, Surprise, AZ; Amanda Wittmier, Peoria, AZ; 8 grandchildren, Jayden, Erica, Chloe, Lane, Katie, Jordan, Brenna and Trent.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Friday, July 30, 2010

DeNome Woehl, 75, Jamestown, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

DeNome Johnson was born May 12, 1935, on the family farm north of Kulm, N.D., the daughter of Herman and Fannie (Johnson) Johnson. She received her education at the rural Swede Township School near Kulm. She helped on the family farm and worked for area farmers. She moved to Fargo, N.D., and worked at DeLendrecies’s Tea Room. She married Raymond Woehl on Oct. 4, 1959, at Fredonia, N.D. They lived in Lead, S.D. They moved to Fredonia in 1963 and purchased his family’s farm. They moved to Jamestown in 1991. They purchased and operated the Sundowner Motel. He died in 1994. She was a member of the Kulm Assembly of God Church, Kulm, and attended First Assembly of God Church, Jamestown.

She is survived by two daughters, Charlene (Dale) Denning, Bismarck, N.D., and Cary (Michael) Kelly, Rapid City, S.D.; a son, Rick (Karrilyn), Jamestown; three brothers, Vertice, Jamestown, Leo (Barbara), Kulm, and Harry (Dianna), Jamestown; two sisters, LaVone (Darwin) Woehl, Lodi, Calif., and Ardella (Roger) Grenz, Spokane, Wash., and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four brothers, Duane, Arlow, Dennis and Herbert; and an infant sister, Arlett.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Assembly of God Church, Kulm, with the Rev. Larry Gunther, officiating.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Assembly of God Cemetery, Kulm.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
March 8, 2002

Emma Woehl, 94, Jamestown, formerly Kulm, N.D., died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Emma Koenig was born Feb. 16, 1908, near Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Nathaniel and Ida Koenig. She received her elementary education in the local rural school and grew up in the vicinity, where she helped on the family farm. She married Henry Woehl May 13, 1929, at McIntosh County Courthouse. They lived on a farm 12 miles south of Fredonia. In March 1963 they moved into Kulm for their retirement. He died in April 1989. In 1999 she entered Exner's Basic Care facility and later entered Rock of Ages, Jamestown. She was a member of Berlin Baptist Church, near Kulm, and Senior Citizens, both in Fredonia and Kulm. She enjoyed entertaining, embroidering, crocheting, reading and yard work.

She is survived by a son, Darwin (Lavonne), Lodi, Calif.; a daughter, Darlene (Virgil) Bjur, Kulm, N.D.; a daughter-in-law, DeNome Woehl, Jamestown; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a son, Raymond; a daughter, Luella; three brothers; and three sisters.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Kulm Baptist Church, Kulm, with the Revs. Ray Kapp and Paul Johnson officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Berlin Baptist Cemetery, southwest of Fredonia.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Monday, December 8, 2008

Rebecca Woehl, 91, Jamestown, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Rebecca Netzer was born Jan. 1, 1917, in Gackle, N.D., the daughter of Daniel and Barbara (Schlaht) Netzer. She grew near Gackle where she attended school and worked on various farms in the Gackle area. She was raised in the Seventh-day Adventist faith. She married Leon Woehl on July 15, 1948. They lived in Cleveland, N.D. In 1954, they moved to Jamestown. She lived in Gardenette, Jamestown, from 1983 until she entered Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center in 2006. She enjoyed birds and quilting.

She is survived by two daughters, Melida (Don) Schwehr, Jamestown, and Lillian Woehl, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.; two sons, Arnold, Jamestown, and Jack, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a sister, Caroline Cook, Tacoma, Wash.; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Lenora; three sisters, Rachel Wagner, Ruth Bailey and Leah Roush; and a brother, Daniel Jr.

Private family service: Tuesday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, ND.



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Anna C. Wolf, 87, Fargo, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 1998, in Hillcrest Manor, Enderlin, N.D.

Anna Schlecht was born June 21, 1910, near Gackle, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On March 17, 1929, she married Rudolph Wolf in Fredonia, N.D. They farmed near McLaughlin, S.D., until 1946, when they moved near Enderlin. In 1969 they retired and moved into Enderlin, where she worked at cafés. He died in 1988. She moved to Fargo in 1993.

She is survived by four daughters, Lorraine Olson, Fargo, Jane (Richard) Miller, Enderlin, Sadie (Arlen) Haarstick, Pelican Rapids, Minn., Mae (Larry) Johnson, St. Paul; two brothers, Art, Battle Ground, Wash., Hilbert, Everett, ...

Date: Mon - February 2, 1998
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a6


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The Forum; Fargo, ND
February 26, 2001
Steele, N.D.

Emma Wolf, 94, Steele, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, in MedCenter One Golden Manor Nursing Home, Steele.

Emma Oberlander was born Aug. 8, 1906, near Napoleon, N.D., where she grew up and attended school. On Nov. 20, 1923, she married John Wolf in Logan County, N.D. They farmed near Tappen, N.D., until 1941, when they moved near Robinson, N.D. In 1953, they retired to Robinson. He died in 1966. In 1976 she moved to Jamestown, N.D., and later Golden Manor Nursing Home, Steele.

She is survived by three sons, Elmer (Hattie), Steele, Clarence (Arlene), Robinson, Albert (Vi), Jamestown; a daughter, Lorraine (Helmuth) Dewald, Violet (Earl) Heidt, both Bismarck, N.D.; 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

Visitation: Tuesday from 9-9 in Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Funeral: Wednesday at 2 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jamestown.
Burial: Robinson Cemetery.


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Katherine Elhard Wolf, 90, Kulm, N.D., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, in MedCenter One, Bismarck, N.D.

Katherine Retzer was born April 6, 1906, in Jud, N.D. She grew up and attended school in the Gackle, N.D., area. In 1924 she married Gottlieb Edward Elhard. He died in 1930. She later lived in Jamestown, N.D., for a short time before returning to the Gackle area. In 1940 she moved to Edgeley, N.D. In 1948 she married Jacob Wolf and they lived in Idaho for several years. After his death in 1975 she moved to Kulm. She entered the Wishek (N.D.) Nursing Home in 1996. ...

Date: Tue - February 18, 1997
Publication: "Fargo Final Edition"
Location: a6


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Gackle Tri-County News, ND
December 5, 1968

Mrs. Edward Wolf Services Held in Fredonia

Mrs. Edward J. (Leontina) Wolf, 63, lifelong resident of the Fredonia, North Dakota, community died early Tuesday morning, November 26, 1968, at Gackle Hospital in Gackle, North Dakota, Where she had been a patient for one day.

Leontina Sukut was born November 29, 1904, at the family farm home tow and one half miles southwest of Fredonia in Logan County, the daughter of Gottfried Sukut and Dorothy Ebel Sukut. She attended the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity.

She and Edward J. Wolf were married March 29, 1925, at Fredonia, North Dakota. They began farming seven and one half miles northwest of Fredonia where they lived until the fall of 1954 when they moved into Fredonia.

She was a member of the Ladies Aid, an active member of the ALCW, and the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Fredonia.

Surviving are her husband three children, Raymond Wolf, Clinton, Iowa; Ervin Wolf, Fredonia, N.D.; Viola (Mrs. Eugene Irion), Newark, Delaware; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Miss Bertha Sukut, Fargo, N.D.; and Mrs. Martha Meyer, Tripp, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her parent, one son in infancy and five brothers.

The funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday November 29, 1968, at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Fredonia, North Dakota, with Rev. Martin Lapp, pastor, officiating.

Pallbearers were Isadore Sukut, Edward Sukut, William Nitschke, Malvin Zenker, Raymond Krueger and Edwin Lautt.

Burial was in the Martin Luther Lutheran Cemetery north of Fredonia with Haut Funeral Home of Gackle in charge of arrangements.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, January 27, 2005

Dell D. Wolfe, 72, Spokane, Wash., died Jan. 24, 2005, after a brief battle with cancer.

Mr. Wolfe was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Gackle, N.D., the son of Albert and Dorothy Wolf. He grew up on the family farm in Gackle. He moved to Broughton, Minn., where he worked on a dairy farm for more than four years. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, where he was a member of the crash/fire rescue team. After his discharge he married Lorene Lanegan on March 23, 1957, near Hutchinson, Minn. They worked for a brief time in Minnesota before returning to Spokane. He was a professional truck driver for more than 30 years at URM Stores Inc. He retired in July 1993. She died in September 2004. He enjoyed upland bird hunting, farming, helping on his brother’s farm, and traveling to Arizona in the winter in their fifth-wheel trailer.

He is survived by two sons, Steven D. and Brian K., both Spokane; two brothers, Howard Wolf and Terry Wolf, both Ypsilanti, N.D.; two sisters, Marilyn Trautman, Cleveland, N.D., and Darlene Michel, North Dakota; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday, Heritage Funeral Home, Spokane.
Burial: Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, to Union Gospel Mission, 1224 E. Trent Ave., Spokane, WA 99202.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, May 19, 2007

Dee Wolff, 72, Gackle, N.D., died Friday, May 18, 2007, at her home following a battle with cancer.

Delores Feist was born Aug. 26, 1934, in Werner, N.D., the daughter of Tony and Rena (Fettig) Feist. She grew up on the family farm near Dunn Center, N.D., and attended the local elementary school. Her family moved to Killdeer, N.D., in 1949 and she graduated from Killdeer High School in 1952. She married Hubert Wolff on June 16, 1973, at Gackle. They lived in Gackle. She was a member of St. James Basilica, Jamestown. She enjoyed going to their cottage, traveling south during the winter, crafts, cooking, yard work and going to casinos.

She is survived by her husband; three sons, Rodney (Brenda) Wilhelm, Costa Mesa, Calif., Rocky (Stephane) Wilhelm, Minatare, Neb., and Rob (Sherry) Wilhelm, Grand Forks, N.D.; a daughter, Roxanne (Don) Schmidt, Williston, N.D.; two stepsons, Lowell (Lola) Wolff, Fargo, N.D., and Dana Wolff, Tempe, Ariz.; two sisters, Helen Charchenko, Bismarck, N.D., and Marion (Ole) Johnson, Jamestown; a brother, Maynard (Carole), Lewistown, Mont.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown, with the Rev. Al Bitz officiating.
Prayer service: 8 p.m. Monday, Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Saturday, August 15, 2009

Harry Wolff, 93, Streeter, N.D., died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Wolff was born Nov. 9, 1915, at Blackfoot, Idaho, the son of Gottlieb and Rose (Zeeb) Wolff. The family moved to a farm south of Streeter in 1916. He grew up there and received his elementary education. He married Leah Ruff on Aug. 9, 1936, at Streeter. They lived on their farm west of Streeter until 1941, when they moved to the farm southeast of Streeter. They farmed for 49 years, then sold the farm, retired and moved into Streeter in 1992. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Streeter. He served on the board of Streeter Housing, was a Germania Township assessor and supervisor. He served on various church boards and the Men’s Brotherhood.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Clayton (Beverly), Jamestown, LeRoy (Shirley), Missoula, Mont., and Darold (Diane), Waverly, Iowa; a daughter, DyeAnne Flowers, Deltona, Fla.; a sister, Viola Kaufman, Clackamas, Ore.; two half brothers, Arlo Schulz and Norman Schulz, both Portland, Ore.; a half sister, Darlene Mehlhoff, Onalaska, Wis.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Rueben; a stepsister, Frieda Henne, and two stepbrothers, Fred and Eddie Schulz.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Streeter, with the Rev. Darwin Kopfmann officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. Monday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial: Streeter Cemetery, Streeter.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hubert Wolff, 82, Gackle, N.D., died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at his home.

Mr. Wolff was born May 10, 1926, in Gackle, the son of Fred and Rose (Schmidt) Wolff. He grew up and attended school at Gackle and graduated in 1944. He entered the U.S. Army Nov. 17, 1944. He served in Germany and was honorably discharged Aug. 26, 1946, with the rank of corporal. He married Naomi Lucille Hoyer soon after his return to the U.S. He later married Dee Feist-Wilhelm on June 16, 1973, in Gackle. They lived in Gackle. He worked with his father at Wolff Chevrolet and later owned a Gackle television sales and service business. He served as the Gackle mayor and fire chief and was director of Logan County Civil Defense. He was a U.S. Postal Service rural letter carrier for 33 years and received Outstanding Letter Carrier honors. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, at one time serving as president. He enjoyed casinos.

He is survived by two sons, Lowell (Lola), Fargo, N.D., and Dana, Tempe, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Roxie (Don) Schmidt, Williston, N.D.; three stepsons, Rodney (Brenda) Wilhelm, Costa Mesa, Calif., Rocky (Stephane) Wilhelm, Minatare, Neb., and Rob (Sherry) Wilhelm, Grand Forks, N.D.; a sister, Marlene Zenker, Hot Springs Village, Ark.; a granddaughter; nine stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

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

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown, with the Rev. Al Bitz officiating.
Prayer service: 7 p.m. tomorrow, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral chapel.
Arrangements by Haut Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Burial: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, N.D.


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The Bismarck Tribune, ND
Thursday, February 21, 2008

Because of God's faithfulness, Agnes Wolt's graduation day was Feb. 19, 2008. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at First Evangelical Free Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Terry Kern officiating. Burial will be held in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bismarck Funeral Home and continues one hour prior to services at the church.

Agnes Wolt was born Oct. 22, 1917, the daughter of Fred and Emelia Wentz. She attended and graduated from school in Napoleon. She married Albert Wolt Sept. 27, 1936. While they were still in Napoleon, Agnes was a Stanley dealer, which she enjoyed very much. They moved to Sterling in 1953, where she founded Tops Cafe and owned and managed it until 1963, when she and Albert started winter vacations going south. They eventually settled in Brownsville, Texas, for their winter home. In 1984, they moved to Bismarck. Agnes enjoyed many activities including gardening, hunting, fishing, volunteer work, a special hobby of painting china (which she shared with family and friends), entertaining and spending time with family and friends. Also, her musical talents of playing the piano, goblets, saw and auto harp were loved by all. She especially enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Agnes is survived by her husband of 71 years, Albert; one son, Clayton (Rosa Lee) Wolt, Sterling; one daughter, Linda (Larry) Jensen, Bismarck; three granddaughters, Pam (Gracon) McBride, Stacy, Minn., Brandi (Zachary) Pelham, Bismarck, and Brittany (Nate) Elwell, Atlanta; one great-grandson, Marjais McBride; three sisters, Adeline Siewert, Bismarck, Irene Reinhardt, Sterling, and Florence (Alfred) Schumacher, Napoleon; and one sister-in-law, Norma Wentz, Napoleon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Walter; and three brothers-in-law, Jim Hugelen, Erwin Siewert and Elmer Reinhardt.

In lieu of flowers, Agnes wishes for memorials to be given to Shiloh Christian School in Bismarck.

To God be the Glory!


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Yakima Herald-Republic, WA
March 23, 2006

Keith & Keith Funeral Home

YAKIMA - Pauline Wood, 83, of Yakima, died March 19th, 2006, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital of heart related problems.

Pauline was born near Streeter, North Dakota on May 30, 1922 to Paul and Mary Gienger. She moved from Jamestown, North Dakota, to Yakima in 1946 with her first husband, Rhinehold Oberlander. She lived in the Yakima area and worked the fruit orchards and apple packing warehouses most of her employable life. She was admired by many for her hard work ethic.

Pauline was a vivacious, friendly lady who enjoyed being with her many friends. She was an active, long-time member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Friday night dances at the Vet's Club were one of the highlights in her life. She also loved bowling and playing cards. Some of her most enjoyable times were her travels to Reno to play blackjack and the slot machines.

Pauline was a good cook and she will always be remembered for her awesome Thanksgiving dinners. She was a very loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by many.

Pauline is survived by three sisters, Marion Breneisse and Helen Lang of Jamestown, ND, Maggie Mayer of Sacramento, CA; one brother, Wilmer Gienger of Jamestown, ND; two sons, Duane Oberlander and wife Marge of Yakima and Jim Oberlander and wife Cindy, of Bellingham; step-son, Mike and wife Susanne of Yakima; fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wood; son, Dale Oberlander; daughter, Marcella Hart; sister, Louise Doctor and brothers Pete Gienger, Paul Gienger and Jake Gienger.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yakima VFW Post #379 in the name of Pauline Wood c/o Keith & Keith Funeral Home 902 W. Yakima Ave Yakima, WA 98902.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at Keith & Keith Terrace Heights Chapel. Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.


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A funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Layne's Funeral Home in Battle Ground for Lempi L. Hervi Wooldridge, who died in Vancouver on Friday, March 10, 2000. She was 90.

Mrs. Wooldridge was born Jan. 22, 1910, in Gackle, N.D., and lived in the Battle Ground area the past 35 years. She was a housekeeper. She enjoyed baking, flower gardening and canning. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Alfred J. Hervi, in 1968, and Roy P. Wooldridge, in 1985.

Survivors include two sons, Arnold Hervi and Delbert Hervi, both of Battle Ground; two sisters, Mamie Isaacs of Deer River, Minn., and Violet Hervi of Battle Ground; and four grandchildren.

Burial will be in Elim Cemetery in Brush Prairie. The casket will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Source: The Columbian; Vancouver, Washington
Publication Date: March 13, 2000
Page: B4


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
Thursday, March 6, 2008

Hulda Wurtele 87 of Rugby died Tuesday March 4 at the Heart of America Medical Center of Rugby. Funeral services will be held at the Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey on Friday March 7, 2008 at 2:30 PM.

Hulda was born on February 3, 1921 on the family farm south of Tappen. She was the daughter of John and Rosa (Wittmeir) Hoffer. She grew up and attended school there. Hulda married Otto Wurtele on September 17, 1938 in Steele. They lived and farmed near Streeter where they raised six children. Otto died on March 31, 1993. Hulda moved to Harvey in July of 1993. She then moved to the Haaland Home in Rugby September of 2004. Hulda loved quilting, crocheting, gardening and cooking. She was a member of the St. Lukes Lutheran Church of Streeter.

Hulda is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Clark and Darlene Wurtele of Riverdale, ND, Keith and Yvonne Wurtele of Sturgis, South Dakota; three daughters and one son-in-law, Shirley Meidinger of Jamestown, Claudia Dockter of Arnolds Park, Iowa, Gail (Joe) Tillman of Spear-fish, South Dakota; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

Hulda was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otto; son, Duane; sisters, Johanna, Bertha; brothers, Nathaniel, Huldrich, Ernest, Julius, John.


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The Jamestown Sun, ND
May 24, 2002

Freida Wutzke, 95, Jamestown, N.D., died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown.

Freida Stoller was born Dec. 22, 1906, in Carson, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Nicklaus) Stoller. She grew up in Carson, where she received her elementary education in a local rural school. She worked on the family farm. She married William Wutzke on Jan. 20, 1928, at Carson. They lived in Elgin, Almont, Medina and Woodworth, N.D., In 1944 they moved to Streeter, N.D., and later moved to Jamestown. He died on July 29, 1993. She was a member of the Jamestown Evangelical Church, Jamestown. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.

She is survived by three daughters, Irene Dewald, Wishek, N.D., Anna Elhard, Missoula, Mont., and Delores (Kenneth) Cumber, Laurel, Mont.; two sons, Edgar (Beulah), Hamilton, Mont., and Larry (Shirley), Jamestown; 29 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sons, Rudolph and Rueben; five sisters; five brothers; two sons-in-law; a granddaughter and a grandson.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, with the Rev. Ron Morton officiating.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial: Pettibone Cemetery, Pettibone, N.D.


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