Our Obituaries

Jeanne Radcliffe

March 23, 1929 - August 28, 2016

Jeanne Radcliffe, 87, Fargo, ND died on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 at Essentia Health, Fargo. Jeanne Lenore Knight was born March 23, 1929 in her maternal grandparent's home at Page, ND to Allen and Gladys (Woodbury) Knight of Amenia, ND. She grew up on the farm, attending the rural one room school - Rush River Dist. 22 #2. She started high school at Oak Grove Seminary (currently Oak Grove...
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Ramona Josephine Sattler

June 10, 1927 - August 28, 2016

Ramona Josephine Sattler, 89, Casselton, ND died on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Villa Maria, Fargo, ND. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Casselton United Methodist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at the Casselton Cemetery following the service. West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center westfuneralhome.com
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Karen Johnson

February 13, 1964 - August 27, 2016

Karen Johnson, age 52, of Barnesville, MN passed away on August 27, 2016. Karen Marie Johnson was born on February 13, 1964 in Mayville, ND to Jiggs and Betty Johnson. She was raised in Arthur, ND and graduated from Dakota High School in 1982. She attended St. Mary's University in Bismarck, ND receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Radiology with honors of Summa Cum Laude. She was employed as...
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William Johnson

February 11, 1945 - August 26, 2016

William J. Johnson, 71 of Leonard, ND, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Bill was born on February 11, 1945 in Fargo, ND to Clifford and Luverne (Holm) Johnson. He grew up in Enderlin and Fingal, ND and graduated from high school in Fingal. He attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND for diesel mechanics. On June 11, 1966 he...
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Marjorie McBeth

June 14, 1922 - August 26, 2016

Marjorie McBeth, 94, of West Fargo, ND, died Friday, August 26, 2016 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, ND. Marjorie Marie Norberg was born June 14, 1922 at Butte, ND to George and Tillie (Lundbeck) Norberg. She graduated from Butte High School. On March 17, 1942 she married Walter McBeth at Minot, ND. When he was drafted into WWII in July of the same year, she worked at the shipyards in the...
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Galen Myers

August 5, 1934 - August 22, 2016

Galen Merle Myers, 82, of Amenia, ND went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, August 22, 2016, peacefully winning his battle over cancer. Galen entered this world on August 5, 1934, the third eldest child of Little and Louise (LaBonty) Myers, in Rydott, IL where they lived until he was nine years old. At that time, the Myers family moved to the North Dakota and Minnesota area,...
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Michael King

April 27, 1948 - August 17, 2016

Michael King, 68, died on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center, Arthur, ND. Michael Lee King was born April 27, 1948 in Fargo, ND to Robert and Dolores (Schafer) King. He grew up in Casselton, ND and graduated from high school there and continued his schooling at UND in Grand Forks where he received a bachelor's degree. He returned to Casselton and owned and operated the Dairy...
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Linda Louise Olson

July 23, 1940 - August 16, 2016

Linda Louise Olson, age 76, of Fargo, North Dakota died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo after a courageous battle with Lupus and its complications. Linda was surrounded by her family. Linda was born on July 23, 1940 in Hallock, Minnesota to Mary Mae and Milford Pederson. At an early age she and her family moved to West Fargo North Dakota. Linda graduated from West...
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Richard Burckhard

August 21, 1947 - August 16, 2016

Richard A. Burckhard, 68 of West Fargo, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 at his home. Richard was born on August 21, 1947 in Rugby, ND to Peter and Isabella (Keller) Burckhard. He grew up south of Towner, ND, attended school in Berwick and graduated from Towner High School. On October 8, 1966, he married Sharon Volk in Fulda, ND. They raised their family in Towner and moved to Fargo in...
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Dorothy Gordon Shaw

October 1, 1914 - August 14, 2016

Dorothy Gordon Shaw died August 14 at Riverview Place in Fargo at the age of 101. Dorothy Agnes Gordon was born in Hartford, Connecticut, to James Murray Gordon and Margaret Jane Gordon. She graduated from Hartford High School and worked as a secretary-bookkeeper for a heating contractor for nine years. In June, 1941, she married Richard S. Shaw. They lived for many years in...
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Gertrude "Gert" Farsdale

September 11, 1927 - August 10, 2016

Gertrude B. Farsdale, 88, formerly of Walcott, ND, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016, in her daughter's home in Brownville, TX, under the care of Hospice. Gert Bolette Farsdale was born September 11, 1927 to John and Josephine (Engerholm) Trangsrud at DeLamere, ND. She attended school in rural DeLamere and graduated from Wyndmere High School in 1944. Gert taught school at Hall...
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John Stephenson

September 20, 1951 - August 8, 2016

John Stephenson, 64, of West Fargo, ND, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016, at Essentia Health in Fargo. John was born September 20, 1951 in Butte, MT, the son of Wendell and Cecilia (Henry) Stephenson. He grew up in Grand Forks, where he met his wife, Debra Bubendorf. They were married June 20, 1972 in Crookston, MN. The couple moved to Fargo in 1974, where John was employed at Steiger...
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Dennis D. Keblar

January 22, 1950 - August 8, 2016

Dennis Dale Keblar, 66, Fargo, ND died on Monday, August 8, 2016 in Viking Manor, Ulen, MN under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. He was born on January 22, 1950 in Harvey, ND to Edward and Ida (Almer) Keblar. In 1951 the family moved to West Fargo, ND where he attended school. Dennis had a love of music and began playing instruments at an early age. He played guitar and bass...
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Beatrice Lewandowski

September 14, 1922 - August 6, 2016

Beatrice Lewandowski, 93, West Fargo, ND died on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo. Beatrice Florence Piechowski was born Sept. 14, 1922 at Browns Valley, MN to Frank and Sophia (Geibel) Piechowski. Bea grew up in the country on the family farm and attended school through the 8th grade in Traverse County, MN. She also worked at the Valley Bakery where she learned...
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Ralph Peterson

May 9, 1922 - August 4, 2016

Ralph Myron Peterson, 94, passed away Thursday August 4th, 2016 at Eventide Senior Living Center, Fargo, ND. Ralph was born the youngest of six children on the family farm near Prosper, ND on May 9th, 1922 to Carl Oscar Peterson and Josephine (Rust) Peterson. He was raised on the farm and attended school in Prosper and was confirmed at Maple Sheyenne Lutheran church. Ralph farmed at Prosper...
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Ellen Ness

April 13, 1930 - August 2, 2016

Ellen Ness, 86, of Fargo ND, passed away peacefully on Tuesday Aug. 2, 2016 at Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit. Ellen was born April 13, 1930 in Galesburg, ND to Peter and E. Nora (Omdahl) Satrom. She attended Broadlawn No. 5 County School in Steele County and graduated from Galesburg High School. She graduated from Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Grand Forks as a Registered Nurse...
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Marv Haugen

December 11, 1950 - August 2, 2016

Marvin "Marv" Stanley Haugen, 65, Casselton, ND died on Tuesday, August 02, 2016 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND surrounded by his family. Marv Haugen was born on December 11, 1950 in Valley City, ND to Ingvard and Ruth (Syvertson) Haugen. He was raised on the family farm near Hannaford, ND and attended country school. He graduated from Hannaford High School in 1968. He then...
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Peter Iverson

December 19, 1941 - July 31, 2016

Peter Iverson, 74, West Fargo, ND died on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and Hospice of the RRV. Peter Michael Iverson was born Dec. 19, 1941 in Fargo, ND to Iver and Violet (Bjorlund) Iverson. He grew up in Fargo and moved to Aberdeen, SD in 1959. He received his Master's in Business from Northern State in Aberdeen. Peter married Janet Heilman on Dec. 28, 1964 in...
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Damir Mehanovic

November 27, 1974 - July 29, 2016

Damir Mehanovic, 41, of West Fargo, ND, died Friday, July 29, 2016 in West Fargo. Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Springvale Cemetery in Fargo West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center www.westfuneralhome.com
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Ellen Lybeck

April 8, 1946 - July 26, 2016

Ellen Lynn Lybeck passed away on July 26, 2016, at the age of 70, surrounded by her family at Sanford Palliative Care Unit. She fought a courageous two year battle with heart, kidney, and other serious medical issues. Ellen Kineg was born April 8, 1946 in Fargo, ND to Marlow and Beulah (Vote) Kineg. She grew up and received her education in Fargo graduating from Central High in 1964 and later...
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Bud Kummer

July 24, 2016

Bud Kummer, 84 of Fargo, ND passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Sanford Health in Fargo. M.J. "Bud" Kummer was born April 15, 1932 to Jacob and Martha (Garman) Kummer at Anamoose, ND. He graduated from Anamoose High School and attended one year of classes at Minot Teacher's College. On February 24, 1951 he married Marlene Johns at Sidney, MT. Bud lived most of his life in North Dakota,...
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Michael Buckley

June 13, 1983 - July 23, 2016

Michael James Buckley, 33, of Fargo, ND, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, near Thief River Falls, MN. Michael James Buckley was born June 13, 1983 at Breckenridge, MN, the son of Brian and Janet (Brandt) Buckley. He was raised in the Wahpeton, Mooreton, Wyndmere, Hope and Fargo areas. Michael attended school in Hope, Fargo and Job Corps. He began working at Hardee's on Main Avenue, Fargo...
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Amber Danzeisen

June 29, 1991 - July 23, 2016

Amber Danzeisen, 25, West Fargo, ND died on July 23, 2016 at Thief River Falls, MN as a result of a car accident. Amber Diana was born June 29, 1991 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Jamie and Julie (Jensen) Danzeisen. She grew up in West Fargo and attended school there. She was working as an assistant manager at Hardees in Fargo. Amber also enjoyed working with children and assisted at a local day care...
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Janice Molstad

February 27, 1937 - July 22, 2016

Janice Molstad, 79, Fargo, ND died on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Sanford Health, Fargo. Janice Eileen Fish was born Feb. 27, 1937 in Warroad, MN to Ellsworth and Edith (Hathaway) Fish. She was the youngest girl of 9 children. Janice attended school in Warroad, graduating in 1956. After graduation, she worked in the family café "Fish Oil Company." In August of 1959, she married Henry Molstad...
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Kip Johnson

July 21, 2016

Kip J. Johnson, 53, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 21, 2016, at his home in Arizona. Kip was born on October 26, 1962 in St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo, to Ronald and Doris (Maul) Johnson. He grew up and attended school in Illinois. Kip moved back to Fargo where he graduated with a GED in 1989. He worked for Held Beef (Federal Beef) until a severe back injury forced him to quit...
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Alice Mae Leraas

May 8, 1940 - July 21, 2016

Alice Mae Leraas, 76, Arthur, ND died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Arthur. Alice Mae Emilie Grieger was born May 8, 1940 to William and Meta (Schroeder) Grieger. She grew up near Erie, ND and graduated from Erie High School where she was a proud and competitive member of the basketball team. On October 30, 1959, Alice Mae married Kenwood E. Leraas. They made their...
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Eric Norman Sayler

May 22, 1996 - July 20, 2016

Eric Norman Sayler, 20 of Fargo North Dakota, was called to his heavenly home on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, with his family by his side. Eric was born May 22, 1996 in Thief River Falls, MN to Rachel and the late Tracy Sayler. Eric struggled with many physical disabilities, but that never stopped him from living life to the fullest, and always having a smile...
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Stella Graff

August 31, 1925 - July 19, 2016

Stella Graff, nearly age 91,of Woodbury, MN formerly of West Fargo, ND, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016. She was born in Clifford ND Aug, 31, 1925 to Pedar Monrad and Anna Knutson. They later moved to Leonard ND where Stella attended grade school and High School. In 1947 she married Irving Graff and they moved to West Fargo where Irving lived until his passing in 1993 and Stella continued...
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Elden E. Theurer

December 7, 1940 - July 18, 2016

Elden E. Theurer, 75, Casselton, ND passed away on Monday, July 18, 2016 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, Fargo. Elden Elmer Theurer was born on December 7, 1940 in Elgin, ND to Albert and Johanna (Schmidt) Theurer. After Elden was finished with school he entered the US Army and was honorably discharged on November 30, 1964 and then moved to Mandan, ND. Elden...
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William Billy Bolken

January 2, 1950 - July 17, 2016

William "Billy" Bolken, 66, West Fargo, ND (formerly of Williston, Watford City & Alexander) passed away peacefully due to complications of Alzheimer's disease, at the Luther Memorial Home, Mayville, ND, Sunday, July 17, 2016. "Billy" was born on Jan. 2, 1950 in Williston, ND, the son of Hillmar "Bill" and Vera Bolken, Alexander, ND. He was a 1968 graduate of Alexander Public School and...
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Lila Rau

August 15, 1930 - July 16, 2016

Lila Rau, 85, Fargo, ND died on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Bethany on 42nd in Fargo. Lila Leona Rieb was born on August 15, 1930 in Hosmer, SD to Willie and Saloni (Schweigert) Rieb. She graduated from high school in Lehr, ND. Lila married Raymond Rau on September 25, 1949 in Ashley, ND. They lived in Ashley until moving to Fargo in 1955, where she has lived since. Lila worked for Quality...
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Hazel L. Berg

September 10, 1922 - July 16, 2016

Hazel Lois Berg, 93, West Fargo, ND, died Saturday, July 16, 2016, under hospice care at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo, ND. Hazel Lois Sager was born at home on September 10, 1922, near St. John, Rolette County, ND, to Clyde and Emma (Crist) Sager. She attended Hutchinson Grimm School for her elementary grades. In 1940, she moved to Wilton, ND, to live with her sister and brother-in...
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Merland Carlson

April 12, 1932 - July 15, 2016

Merland L. Carlson, 84, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Page, ND, passed away Friday, July 15, 2016, at Sanford Health in Fargo. Merland Leif Carlson was born April 12, 1932 at Mayville, ND, the son of Oscar and Phoebe (Solberg) Carlson. He was raised and graduated from high school in Dazey, ND. Merland met Arla Larson while working at Smith's Hardware Store in Fargo. The couple married on...
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Larry L. Lang

February 17, 1944 - July 14, 2016

Larry L. Lang, 72, of West Fargo, ND, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, in his home under the care of his family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Larry Lee Lang was born February 17, 1944 in Bismarck, North Dakota to Benjamin and Selma (Bauer) Lang. Larry was the youngest of five children and attended school in Goodrich, North Dakota. He graduated from Goodrich High School in...
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Don Dullum

June 29, 1937 - July 13, 2016

Don Dullum, 79, Gardner, ND died on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at his home. Don Harlow Dullum was born June 29, 1937 near Grandin, ND to Palmer and Ethel (Erickson) Dullum. He graduated from Gardner High School in 1955. He began farming at a young age and continued until retiring. Don married Beverly Gunderson on Sept. 7, 1958 in Tolna, ND. They made their home on the farm West of Gardner. ...
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Scott Severud

February 2, 1959 - July 12, 2016

Scott Severud, 57, Casselton, ND passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at his home. Scott David Severud was born Feb. 2, 1959 in Davenport, IA to David and Margo (Lohn) Severud. The family lived in Oakes, ND, Australia, Moorhead, MN and Barnesville, MN. Following his schooling at Moorhead High School, he served in the US Army and later Marines. Upon his discharge, Scott lived and worked in...
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Joan Guenthner

December 16, 1937 - July 11, 2016

Joan M. Guenthner, 78 of Casselton, ND, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Joan Marie Aanrud was born on December 16, 1937 to Orville Aanrud and Florence (Braun) Aanrud in Moorhead, MN. She was raised in Balfour, ND where she attended school. She married Jack Guenthner on August 30, 1963 in Balfour, ND. They established their home in Minot, ND, eventually...
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Michelle Ellenson

April 13, 1960 - July 11, 2016

Michelle Dannette Ellenson, 56, Fargo, ND passed away on Monday, July 11th, 2016 at home surrounded by family. She was born on April 13, 1960 in Ames, Iowa to Jerome C. and Doris M. Pekas (Herrick). Michelle was united in marriage to Jeffrey Scott Ellenson on December 6, 1980 at Hope Lutheran Church in North Fargo and started their lives together on the family farm in Embden, ND. They...
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Rose Marie Carriveau

February 22, 1942 - July 5, 2016

Rose Marie Carriveau, 74, of West Fargo, ND died on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, with her family by her side, at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Rose Marie was born February 22, 1942, in Billings, MT, the daughter of Wilmet and Alma (Walen) Merrick. At a young age, Rose and her family moved to Tower City, ND where she attended school through the seventh grade. Following seventh grade,...
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Charles "Charlie" Scherweit

March 10, 1950 - July 4, 2016

Charles (Charlie) L. Scherweit, 66, Fargo, died Monday, July 4, 2016, at Essentia Health in Fargo. Charles was born March 10, 1950, to Lorenz and Margaret (Christie) Scherweit at St. John's Hospital in Fargo. Charlie was raised on the family farm near Wheatland, ND. He graduated from the Chaffee, ND high school in 1968 and then entered the US Army serving in Vietnam. Charlie received a...
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Elaine Seibel

June 13, 1923 - July 3, 2016

Elaine Seibel, 93, Fargo, ND died on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Elaine Claire Meyer was born June 13, 1923 at Melrose, MN to Fred and Linda (Arms) Meyer. She attended school in Barnesville, MN and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School. Elaine continued her education at UND. On June 13, 1943, she married Glenn W. Seibel in Grand Forks. They lived across the US while Glenn finished medical...
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Dennis R. Muldoon

October 25, 1938 - July 1, 2016

Dennis R. Muldoon, 77, West Fargo, ND died on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Villa Maria Care Center, Fargo, ND. Dennis Rae Muldoon was born Oct. 25, 1938 on the family farm near Buffalo, ND to William and Mary (Pfeifer) Muldoon. He grew up near Casselton, ND and graduated from Casselton High School where he was active with sports and served as student manager for basketball. He attended Valley City...
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Jeannine Maurer

May 5, 1931 - June 30, 2016

Jeannine Maurer, 85, West Fargo, ND, died Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo following a journey with Alzheimer's. Jeannine Halvorson was born May 5, 1931, the 9th of 10 children born to Halvor and Anna (Anderson) Halvorson. She grew up and went to school in the Tolna, ND area. On May 26, 1951, she married Glen Maurer. They lived in Rapid City, SD for a short time before...
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Dennis Wedberg

November 7, 1946 - June 29, 2016

Dennis R. Wedberg, 69, Hunter, ND died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Arthur, ND. Dennis Ray Wedberg was born November 7, 1946 in Hunter, ND to Bearnard and Judith (Molstad) Wedberg. He grew up and graduated from high school in Hunter. Dennis worked at Hunter Grain Company for many years and was a lifelong resident of Hunter. He recently entered the Good Samaritan...
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Darwin Dahl

August 4, 1933 - June 27, 2016

Darwin Dahl, 82, of West Fargo passed away on Monday June 27, 2016 at home with his kids and hospice by his side. Darwin was born on Aug. 4, 1933 to Edwin and Carrie (Plummer) Dahl. He grew up on a farm near Binford, ND. He went to a country school. He entered the Army in 1952. In 1957, he married Elaine Hazer in Jamestown they moved to Chicago with their 2 kids where he went to a tech...
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Mable E. Kruesel

January 25, 1919 - June 26, 2016

Mable E. Kruesel, 97, Fargo, ND died on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo. Mable Elizabeth Kruesel was born near Buffalo, ND on January 25, 1919 to Albert and Rose (Besette) Kruesel. She attended school in Tower City, ND and later moved to Pillsbury, ND and to Fargo where she continued to live out her life. She had numerous jobs, including waitressing, bakery and...
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Angella Mischke

April 12, 1979 - June 26, 2016

Angie, 37, passed away peacefully after a wonderful night with her mother and daughter on Sunday June 26th, 2016. She was born April 12th, 1979, in Detroit Lakes, MN, and graduated from Ada High School. Angie was kindhearted and had great love for her family and friends. Her daughter Savara was the bright spot in her life. Angie loved Chihuahuas, Elton John, Lady Gaga, and...
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Ruby Ness

June 18, 1944 - June 24, 2016

Ruby A. Ness, 72, West Fargo, ND died on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Ruby Ann Steinhouse was born June 18, 1944 in Woodworth, ND to Elvin and Esther (Chapman) Steinhouse. She graduated from West Fargo High School. Ruby married Myrl Ness on Dec. 9, 1966 at Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo. She was a lifelong resident of West Fargo. For 30 years, Ruby managed the...
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Gerald Perry Henderson

December 29, 1942 - June 21, 2016

Gerald Perry Henderson, 73, of Fargo, ND passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Manor Care in Fargo. Gerald was born December 29, 1942 in Fargo, ND, to Jerry and Evelyn (Bullis) Henderson. He was a veteran, serving with the Army Airborne Division. Surviving are a daughter: Vanessa (Jeremy) Ellingson of Fargo; grandsons: Robert and Marcus; siblings: Sandi & Mikey Olson of Amenia, ND, ...
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Marlys Martin

August 30, 1939 - June 20, 2016

Marlys Martin, 76, West Fargo, ND died Monday, June 20, 2016 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Marlys Rachel Buzick was born Aug. 30, 1939 in Fargo, ND to Clyde and Cora (Ronnigen) Buzick. She grew up in Argusville, ND and graduated from West Fargo High School. She attended Moorhead State University. Marlys married James Martin Sept. 10, 1960 at Community Presbyterian Church. Jim and Marlys were...
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Rose Marilyn Jenson

January 24, 1929 - June 20, 2016

Rose M. Jenson, 87, Fargo, ND died on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Elim Care Center, Fargo. Rose Marilyn Brown was born on January 24, 1929 on the family farm near Wolverton, MN to Alva and Edna (Rittenhouse) Brown. She attended country school and graduated from Wolverton High School in 1947. She worked for Armour and Company as a clerk, where she met her late husband Arnold Jenson. They were...
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Rita Ann Burgard

February 1, 1953 - June 17, 2016

Rita Burgard, 63, of West Fargo, ND, passed away at her home on Friday, June 17, 2016, when a stack of plywood tipped, taking her life as she was assisting her cat in catching its prey. Rita Ann Burgard was born February 1, 1953 in Moorhead, MN, the daughter of Ervin & Ann (Wentz) Wiebusch. Raised in West Fargo, she graduated from West Fargo High School in 1972 and began working at...
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Baldwin "Sckooch" Kuchenbecker

May 27, 1954 - June 16, 2016

Baldwin (Sckooch) Kuchenbecker, 62, of West Fargo, ND, died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. Baldwin Richard Kuchenbecker was born May 27, 1954, in Mountain Lake, MN, the son of Baldwin & Donna (Pufpaff) Kuchenbecher. His family moved to West Fargo where he graduated from West Fargo High in 1972. He then cooked at the Walgreen Restaurant in West Acres and later at...
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Jeanet Brorson

January 19, 1939 - June 16, 2016

Jeanet Ellen Brorson, 77, of Gardner, ND passed away peacefully on June 16, 2016 surrounded by family at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND. Services will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 7:30 pm with a prayer service at 7:30 pm on Monday, June 20, 2016 at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND. Jeanet Ellen...
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Conrad Schuster

November 7, 1931 - June 16, 2016

Conrad A. Schuster, 84, West Fargo, N.D., formerly Willow City, N.D., died Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Essentia Health in Fargo, N.D. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 22, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in West Fargo, N.D. from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Visitation will be one hour before the...
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Gerald "Butch" Reineke

August 30, 1942 - June 14, 2016

Gerald (Butch) Reineke, 73, of West Fargo, ND, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo. Gerald D. Reineke was born August 30, 1942 at Michigan, ND, the son of William & Olga (Hamre) Reineke. He was raised in Lakota, ND, and graduated from Lakota High School in 1960. Butch joined the Army and served in Germany. He worked road construction in North Dakota then to...
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Chris T. Kimberlin

November 5, 1960 - June 9, 2016

Chris T. Kimberlin, 55, Kindred, ND died on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at his home. Christopher Todd Kimberlin was born on November 5, 1960 in Santa Ana, CA to George and Malinda (Brink) Kimberlin. Chris was brought up in Orange County, CA and graduated from Garden Grove, CA. After graduation, Chris began working in the automotive industry as a stereo installer for various places. That is where...
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Margaret Templin

May 30, 1938 - June 9, 2016

Margaret Templin, 78, Fargo, ND died on June 9, 2016 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo. Margaret Ann was born May 30, 1938 in Selma, AL to William and Margaret (Manderson) Templin. She graduated from Holtville High School in Deatsville, AL in 1956 and completed a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications from NDSU in 1985. Through the years, Margaret was married to Raymon Barganier and later...
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Shirley Besette

January 26, 1936 - June 8, 2016

Shirley Besette, 80, of Fargo, ND, died Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at Essentia Health in Fargo. Shirley Besette was born on the family farm January 26, 1936 near Tower City, ND, the daughter of Fred and Alta (Van Doren) Besette. She attended school in Tower City graduating in 1955. Shirley cared for her parents and worked in the area caring for the elderly by mowing lawns, doing windows,...
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Jackie Standridge

February 7, 1957 - June 7, 2016

Jacklyn "Jackie" Standridge, 59, Fargo, ND, formerly Riverton, WY, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the Pioneer House at Elim Care Center in Fargo. Jackie is survived by two children, Kristy and Brian both of Fargo. Funeral Mass: Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 10 AM at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Riverton, WY. West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center westfuneralhome.com
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Dennis Lee Ziemer

October 22, 1943 - June 6, 2016

Dennis Lee Ziemer, 72, Reiles Acres, ND passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Dennis Lee Ziemer was born on October 22, 1943 in Fairmont, MN to Earl and Rachel (Johnson) Ziemer. He graduated from Fairmont High School. He married JoAnn Nolte in 1970. They made their home in Welcome, MN where he worked...
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Larry Rieck

November 14, 1949 - June 5, 2016

Larry Rieck, 66, Casselton, ND died on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at his home surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the RRV. Larry Michael Rieck was born Nov. 14, 1949 in Fargo, ND to Reinhold and Blanche (Lostegaard) Rieck. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Goshen Country School. Larry graduated from Central Cass High School in Casselton and then completed his schooling...
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LeRoy Glass

September 26, 1944 - June 4, 2016

LeRoy Glass, 71, of West Fargo, ND, died peacefully, under Hospice Care, shortly after 7:20p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in the arms of his wife of nearly 50 years in their West Fargo home. LeRoy was born September 26th, 1944 on a farm outside of Linton, ND to Frank and Elizabeth (Mosset) Glass. After his marriage to Linda Kraft in 1966, the newly-weds settled in Fargo where he worked...
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Ramona Ward

February 26, 1920 - June 4, 2016

Ramona B. Ward, 96, of Buffalo, ND, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Maryhill Manor in Enderlin, ND. Ramona Berdella Kapaun was born on February 26, 1920 in Tower City, ND to Julius and Alice (Malhke) Kapaun. She grew up in the Alice and Tower City areas. She became a beauty operator and worked at the Broadway Beauty Shop in Fargo. Ramona married Herbert Ward in Fargo...
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Arthur G. Anderson

June 18, 1934 - June 1, 2016

Arthur G. Anderson, 81, of West Fargo, ND (formerly Christine, ND), died Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Bethany On University, Fargo, ND, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Arthur Gilman Anderson, Jr. was born June 18, 1934, at Fargo, ND, the son of Arthur G. and Orris (Oslie) Anderson. He grew up on the family farm in rural Christine, ND. He was baptized on July 15, 1934, and...
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Gretchen Martin

April 14, 1933 - June 1, 2016

Gretchen Martin, 83, Fargo died on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at Essentia Health, Fargo. Gretchen Elizabeth Johanna Fraase was born on April 14, 1933, in Fargo, ND to William and Margaret (Peter) Fraase. She grew up on the family farm near Buffalo, ND. She graduated from Buffalo High School and attended NDSU. On May 8, 1954, Gretchen married Edwin Martin at the St. John Lutheran Church in Embden...
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Darlene B. Visto

December 27, 1936 - May 30, 2016

Darlene B. Visto, 79, Fargo, ND formerly of Christine, ND died on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Bethany on 42nd, Fargo. Darlene Beverly Austad was born on December 27, 1936 in Sundal Township, rural Gary, Minnesota to Anton and Alma (Skari) Austad. Darlene attended school in Twin Valley and graduated from there in 1954. Then on August 27, 1955, Darlene married Ernest Visto at Ada, MN. The couple...
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Phil Hage

June 8, 1931 - May 28, 2016

Phil Hage, 84, West Fargo, ND died on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo. Philip LeRoy Hage was born on June 8, 1931 on the family farm near Halstad, MN to Carl and Petra (Grande) Hage. He attended country school and graduated from high school in Halstad in 1949. He worked on the family farm before entering the US Army. He served in the Korean Conflict from 1953 to...
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David A. Breuer

January 21, 1931 - May 25, 2016

David Allen Breuer, 85, of Fargo ND, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at his home in Fargo. David Allen Breuer was born on January 21, 1931 in Breckenridge, MN to Ralph & Leda (Lenzen) Breuer of Mooreton, ND where David lived most of his life. He attended Ibsen rural school & graduated from Wahpeton High School....
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Elden Clemenson

September 10, 1952 - May 20, 2016

Elden "Rocky" Clemenson, of Abercrombie, ND passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, at the age of 63. Elden was born in Fargo, ND, on September 10, 1952 to Elmer and Ella (Wagner) Clemenson. He attended Clara Barton Elementary until his parents moved to West Fargo. He then attended South Elementary and graduated from West Fargo High School in 1970. Elden attended the...
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Justin Olien

June 18, 1998 - May 18, 2016

Justin Alfred Olien was born June 18th, 1998 in Fargo, ND to Curtis and Lynne (Mueller) Olien. He died May 18th, 2016 at the age of 17. Justin was an incredibly accomplished young man, achieving a 4.0 GPA along with attaining his Eagle Scout rank. He also loved sports and fine arts; he was a starting Center for the Sheyenne Mustangs Football team, as well as active in Band, Choir, Pit Orchestra...
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Jerome "Jerry" Thompson

May 18, 2016

Jerome "Jerry" D. Thompson, 72, of Fargo, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Jerry was born on April 4, 1944 in Superior, Wisconsin to Marvin and Mabel (Norby) Thompson. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from high school in 1962 in Twin Valley, MN. He also attended Interstate Business College in Fargo. Jerry worked at Fargo Linoleum, Commercial...
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Larry Larsen

September 9, 1945 - May 18, 2016

Larry D. Larsen, 70, of Amenia, ND, on the evening of May 18th, 2016, went home to see his family and friends, passing away at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Fargo. Larry D. Larsen was born September 9, 1945 in Fargo to Emil and Ruth (Dukleth) Larsen. He was raised in Hunter and attended school there. He later joined the Marines and served in Vietnam. Upon returning home, Larry spent...
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Erik Anderson

January 20, 1974 - May 17, 2016

Erik R. Anderson, 42, Edinburg, TX, formerly West Fargo, ND, died on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in West Fargo. Family includes his parents, Robert and Carol Anderson and a brother, Greg. Services will be held at a later date possibly in the summer. West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center westfuneralhome.com
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Robert Mastre

August 17, 1941 - May 16, 2016

Robert Mastre, 74, of West Fargo, passed away from renal failure, Monday, May 16, 2016, at Villa Maria in Fargo, surrounded by his loving family. Robert Vernon Mastre was born August 17, 1941, at Grafton, ND, the son of Vernon and Norma (Gillespie) Mastre. He was raised on the family farm between Grafton and Park River. Bob attended rural school, high school in Park River and worked for...
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Marian Ferch

September 20, 1932 - May 14, 2016

Marian S. Ferch, 83, West Fargo, ND died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Sheyenne Crossing Care Center, West Fargo. Marian Sandra Odegaard was born on September 20, 1932 to Ingvold and Lottie Odegaard on a farm near Horace, ND. She always said she was "born happy"! Marian was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. John's Lutheran Church near Horace. She attended elementary school at District 76...
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Gene Eggert

April 3, 1923 - May 13, 2016

Eugene "Gene" F. Eggert, 93, West Fargo, ND died on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND. Eugene "Gene" Eggert was born on April 3, 1923 at St. John's Hospital, Fargo to William and Fern (Conlans) Eggert. Gene attended school in Mapleton and West Fargo. He was united in marriage to Vivian Hjelmen at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Fargo. They made their home in...
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Vern Grommesh

February 7, 1930 - May 11, 2016

Vern Grommesh, 86, Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, under Hospice Care, at Friendship Village, Mesa, AZ. Vernon Francis Grommesh was born February 7, 1930 in Fargo to Ralph and Eva (Radermacher) Grommesh. He grew up with his 9 siblings on the family farm east of Casselton, ND. Following graduation, he attended NDSU for a year prior to entering the Armed Services...
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Marjorie Hill

April 19, 1919 - May 10, 2016

Marjorie Hill, 97, Onalaska, WI, formerly of Erie, ND and Fargo, ND passed away on May 10, 2016 in WI. Marjorie Cooper was born on April 19, 1919 in Colgate, ND to George and Fern (Patterson) Cooper. She graduated from Absaraka (ND) High School and Mayville State University in Mayville, ND. She married Wayne Hill on August 14, 1943. She taught school in the Erie and Arthur school districts. ...
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Harry Johnson

October 18, 1926 - May 10, 2016

Harry A. Johnson, 89, West Fargo, ND, formerly Prosper, ND, died on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Kind-er Care, West Fargo. Harry was born October 18, 1926 in Fargo, ND to Henry and Helen (Olson) Johnson. He grew up on the family farm near Prosper and attended school in Prosper and Fargo, graduating from Fargo Central High School. As a young man, he was left to take over the family farm after his...
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Arthur Langei

August 14, 1949 - May 6, 2016

Arthur V. Langei, 66, Fargo, ND died on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Fargo. Arthur Vernon was born August 14, 1949 in Fargo. He was a life long trucker. Funeral: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2 PM at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo, ND with visitation one hour prior and military honors to follow. Burial: Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. West Funeral Home ...
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Cheri Lynn Turnquist

October 22, 1946 - May 6, 2016

Cheri Lynn Turnquist 69, Fargo, ND died Friday, May 6th 2016 at Sanford Hospital. Cheri was born October 22, 1946 to Bud Turnquist and Nadyne (Krogen) Turnquist. Cheri grew up in Crookston MN and Ada MN. She attended Anoka-Ramsey Community College where she received her associate's degree in accounting. She worked in the transportation industry in the Fargo area. Cheri never knew a stranger,...
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Dorothy Kingsley

September 19, 1939 - May 6, 2016

Dorothy Kingsley, 76, of Amenia, ND, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Arthur Good Samaritan Center in Arthur, ND. The fifth child of Omar and Mary Ann Erb, was born September 19, 1939 on the family farm near Amenia. She would later enjoy helping with her four younger sisters. Dorothy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February and passed away peacefully on May 6. One thing...
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Wallace "Wally" Ruud

October 9, 1933 - May 5, 2016

Wallace (Wally) Ruud, 82, of Fargo, ND died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fargo. Wally (Wallace) Ruud was born October 9, 1933 to Albert and Ethel (Hohn) Ruud at McGrath, MN. Wally grew up on the family farm and graduated from McGrath high school in 1951. He worked in Minneapolis and was drafted in the US Army in 1953 and served until 1955. After his...
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Mary Ruble

June 18, 1934 - May 5, 2016

Mary Ruble, 81, Fargo, ND died on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at her home with care from her daughters, Dawn and Machelle and Hospice of the RRV. Mary Jane Dix was born June 18, 1934 at Starkweather, ND to Albert and Helen (Manasterski) Dix. She attended Fargo Central School. She married Richard Ruble on March 5, 1954 in California. They lived in Kindred for 42 years. He passed away in 2013 and...
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Rolene Wacha

May 28, 1942 - May 4, 2016

Rolene Wacha, 73, Battle Lake, MN died on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at her home. Rolene Nyla Crandall was born May 28, 1942, near Veblen, SD to Arnam and Ione (Pherson) Crandall. She graduated from Rutland (ND) High School and attended business college in Fargo, ND. She worked a short time for Shirley-Ohnstad in Fargo. Rolene married Larry Wacha on July 25, 1964, in Lidgerwood, ND. They lived in...
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Elin Johnson

December 27, 1929 - May 3, 2016

Elin Johnson, 86, Fargo, ND died on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Bethany on 42nd. Elin Louise Johnson was born on December 27, 1929 in Fargo, ND to Gustav and Lois (Bly) Johnson. She was raised on the family farm and attended Bell Township Elementary School. Elin graduated from Hunter High School in 1947. She went on to attend Jamestown College and St. John's School of Nursing in Fargo. She worked...
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Kimberly Lou Vetter

April 8, 1962 - April 30, 2016

Kimberly Vetter, 54, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Wheatland, ND, died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Kimberly Lou Sheldon was born April 8, 1962, at Fargo, ND, the daughter of Robert and Donna (Supler) Sheldon. She attended Wheatland School from grades one through six and graduated from Central Cass, at Casselton, ND in 1980. Kimberly continued...
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Sandra Cromwell

April 15, 1947 - April 27, 2016

Sandra Cromwell, 69, Buffalo, ND died on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in her home with her loving daughter by her side. Sandra was born April 15, 1947 in Lewiston, Maine. She was raised in Worcester, MA and lived many years at Harvey, ND. She worked as a professional seamstress and in retail services her whole life. Interests included sewing, knitting and crocheting and her new hobby of coloring...
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Glorella A. Sveum

December 1, 1925 - April 23, 2016

Glorella Sveum, 90, of West Fargo, ND, was birthed into Heaven Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Bethany Retirement Living. Glorella Alma Thue was born on December 1, 1925 in Walcott, ND to Albert and Inga (Braaten) Thue. She was baptized on February 14, 1926 and confirmed on June 30th, 1940 at Viking Lutheran Church, rural Wyndmere, ND. She attended and received her diploma from Wyndmere High...
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Clifford Vining

August 3, 1929 - April 20, 2016

Clifford "Tip" Vining, 86, Durbin, ND died Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Essentia Health, Fargo. Clifford R. Vining was born Aug. 3, 1929 in Fargo, ND to Lenley and Marian (O Bleness) Vining of Chaffee, ND. After graduating from Chaffee High School and attending Concordia College, he followed his brothers into the Air Force where he was a mechanic. He married Darleen Schimming on June 21, 1957...
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Laura Long Remarke

March 8, 1978 - April 18, 2016

Laura Lee Long was born on March 8, 1978 to Cheryl (Schwartz) Long and William "Bill" Long in Fargo, ND. She passed away on April 18, 2016 at Essentia Health in Fargo. As a young child she enjoyed life; time spent roller-skating, swimming and playing volleyball with friends. Laura graduated from West Fargo High School in 1997 and was a resident of West Fargo for most of her life. She...
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Carrie E. Melvin

September 19, 1913 - April 16, 2016

Carrie Esther (Fredrickson) Melvin, 102, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Buffalo, ND passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Villa Maria. Carrie was born in Fort Ransom, ND on September 19, 1913 to Rasmus and Carrie Fredrickson. The family moved to Lisbon when she was 5 years old. She graduated from Lisbon High School. While attending Lisbon school, she participated in several declamation...
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Norma Irene Lincoln

September 20, 1924 - April 15, 2016

Norma Irene Lincoln, 91, Moorhead, MN died on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND. Norma Irene Ydstie was born on September 20, 1924 to John and Nina (Halvorson) Ydstie at Hillsboro, ND. She was confirmed at St. Olaf Church and graduated from Hillsboro High School. After graduating she went on to attend Dakota Business School and earned an Associate Degree in...
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Timothy "Otto" Ottesen

July 30, 1959 - April 5, 2016

Timothy Robert Ottesen, 56, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at Sanford Health surrounded by his partner and family on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Tim "Otto" Ottesen was born July 30, 1959 in Fargo, ND at St. John's Hospital to AnnaMae and Lloyd "Pete" Ottesen. Tim was raised on the family farm in Hunter, ND and graduated from Dakota High School (Arthur, ND) in 1978. Following high school...
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Melvin Grosz

July 1, 1954 - April 2, 2016

Melvin Grosz, 61, West Fargo, ND died on Saturday, April 02, 2016 at Vibra Hospital, Fargo, ND. Melvin Grosz was born on July 1, 1954 in Linton, ND to Leo and Alma (Geffre) Grosz. Melvin grew up in West Fargo, ND where he attended school and graduated from West Fargo High School in 1972. After graduation he moved to St. Paul MN and married his first wife Melinda Morud. They had two...
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Arla Jean Sloan

July 3, 1932 - April 2, 2016

Arla Jean (Wegner) Sloan, 83, West Fargo, ND died peacefully on Saturday, April 02, 2016 at Sheyenne Crossing Care Center, West Fargo. Arla is at peace with her heavenly Father, her husband John and her parents, Otto and Amanda Wegner. Arla Jean Wegner was born on July 3, 1932 in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota to Otto and Amanda (Krueger) Wegner. She was the only child to very loving parents who...
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Mary Irene Degelder

December 31, 1919 - April 1, 2016

Mary Degelder, 96, Joliette, ND died on Friday, April 01, 2016 at Three Sisters Care Assisted Living Home, Maricopa, AZ. Mary Irene Paul was born in Joliette on December 31, 1919, the daughter of Rafael and Elizabeth Paul. She attended elementary school in Joliette and graduated from Bowesmont High School. On October 15, 1941 she married Albert Degelder in Joliette. The couple farmed until...
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Orlene Schulz

August 7, 1935 - March 31, 2016

Orlene Schulz, 80, Fargo, ND (formerly of Bismarck, ND) died on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Sanford Palliative Care Unit in Fargo. Orlene was born August 7, 1935, near Golden Valley, North Dakota to Jacob and Elizabeth Mohl and attended school there as well. She married Donald Schulz on November 8, 1959. Orlene is survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald Schulz, Fargo, ND; children,...
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Peter Gross

September 16, 1928 - March 26, 2016

Peter Gross, 87, West Fargo, ND, died Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Halstad Living Center in Halstad, MN. Peter was born Sept. 16, 1928 at Kintyre, ND to Kasper and Clara (Goldade) Gross. He served in the US Army from 1951 to 1953. Peter married Edna Betsch on Nov. 25, 1954 at Jamestown, ND. They lived in Jamestown, Valley City, ND and Moorhead, MN before moving to West Fargo in 1969. He...
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