Our Obituaries

Delores Eisenzimmer

May 14, 1934 - October 26, 2016

Delores "Dee" Eisenzimmer, 82, West Fargo, ND died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. please check back for the full obituary. Funeral Mass: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11 AM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in West Fargo. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery - North, Fargo. West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
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Ronald Duane Braaten

January 28, 1935 - October 24, 2016

Ronald D. Braaten, 81, West Fargo, ND died on Monday, October 24, 2016 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Ronald Duane Braaten was born in 1935 to Irwin and Louise Braaten in Fargo, ND. Ronald married LaMae Nelson and together had two children. Ron worked for Ames Sand and Gravel as a ready mix driver of Fargo for over 40 years. Ronald enjoyed spending time...
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Alton Hendrickson

February 14, 1922 - October 21, 2016

Alton Hendrickson, 94, of Fargo, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016, at Villa Maria in Fargo. Alton was born Feb. 14, 1922 in rural Flom, MN. to Eldor and Helga (Malm) Hendrickson. He was raised there and attended school, graduating from Wauban, MN. Alton farmed with his family until enlisting in the US Army on Feb. 24, 1945. While he was in the service he served as a Chaplains Assistant...
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Donald Hystad, Sr.

August 9, 1936 - October 21, 2016

Donald R. Hystad, Sr., 80, of Fargo, died Friday, October 21, 2016, at Bethany on University in Fargo. Arrangements are pending
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Allen Rudel

August 26, 1932 - October 20, 2016

Allen Dale Rudel, 84, of West Fargo, ND passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. Allen was born August 26, 1932 in Fessenden, ND, the son to Fred W. and Edna (Albus) Rudel. He graduated from Fessenden High School in 1950, and from the University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND with a BS degree in chemistry, mathematics, and science in 1954. He attended the 1962...
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Gail Washburn

February 2, 1947 - October 19, 2016

Gail Washburn, 69, West Fargo, ND passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Vibra Hospital, Fargo, ND after a courageous battle with cancer. Her sons and other family members were by her side. Gail Rae Anderson was born Feb. 2, 1947 in Fargo to Morris and Sylvia (Dietz) Anderson. She grew up on a farm near Sabin, MN and was the first- born of seven girls. She graduated from Moorhead High...
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Ruth Anderson

October 20, 1929 - October 17, 2016

Ruth Anderson, 86 of Amenia, ND died Monday, October 17, 2016 at Eventide of Fargo. Ruth Evelyn Kingsley was born, October 20, 1929 to Walter and Roxy (Brace) Kingsley of Wheatland. She attended elementary and high school at Wheatland, ND, graduating in 1947. She attended Valley City Teachers College for one year. Ruth was united in marriage to Kenneth Anderson on June 3, 1950, at the...
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Jerald "JD" Thone

October 11, 1936 - October 16, 2016

Jerald DuWayne (JD) Thone, age 80, died Sunday October 16, 2016 at Essentia Health in Fargo, surrounded by family. Jerry was born October 11, 1936 in Fargo, ND to Oscar and Felicia Thone. He grew up in Forman, ND and graduated from Forman High School in 1954. Jerry excelled in high school sports, especially in basketball and baseball. At the age of 17, he was appointed to West Point by...
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Joanne Marie Thoemke

June 9, 1936 - October 15, 2016

Joanne Marie Thoemke, 80, West Fargo, ND died on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo. Joanne Marie Bergseth was born on June 9, 1936 in Fargo, ND to Milton and Magdalene (Harles) Bergseth. She graduated from Shanley High School. Joanne was united in marriage to LeRoy Thoemke on October 26, 1957. Over the years, she worked as a secretary. After she retired, she spent...
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Arlene Esther Bratland

January 3, 1941 - October 15, 2016

Arlene Bratland, 75, Fargo, ND died Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Bethany Retirement , Fargo. Arlene Esther Loock was born January 3, 1941 in Moorhead, MN to Herman "Pete" and Esther Ida (Billiard) Loock. She grew up in Barnesville, MN. She married Benjamin Bratland on June 17, 1960 in Moorhead, MN where they lived for a short time before moving to Fargo. In 1971, they moved to West Fargo. ...
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Becky Marie Fjestad

August 15, 1957 - October 14, 2016

Becky Marie Fjestad, 59, Fargo, ND passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at her home. Rebecca Marie Enderle was born on August 15, 1957 at St. Francis in Breckenridge, MN to Matthias and Cleo (Meyer) Enderle during a thunderstorm and without power. The family lived in the Campbell-Tintah area until Becky was a ninth grader then they moved to Pelican Rapids, MN. Becky attended Brainerd...
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Charles Syvertson

April 1, 1961 - October 10, 2016

Charles Syvertson, 55, of Bismarck, ND, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 in Bismarck. Charles Edward Syvertson was born April 1, 1961, in Grafton, ND, the son of Selmer "Dave" and Katharine "Kay" (Misialek) Syvertson. With his father in the US Air Force, Charles and his family traveled and lived in various states and foreign countries while growing up. This included New York, Michigan...
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Ralph Glatzl

November 30, 1931 - October 9, 2016

Ralph Gustav Glatzl died at his home in Rapid City, SD, on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Ralph was born on Nov 30, 1931 in Durbin, ND (3 miles south of Casselton, ND) to Gust and Marie Glatzl. He attended school in Casselton, ND, and graduated in 1950 from Lincoln High School. He entered the United States Army in 1952, with basic training in Fort Riley, Kansas, and was stationed in Japan and...
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Denis F. Marotzke

June 17, 1935 - October 7, 2016

Denis F. Marotzke, 81, of West Fargo, ND, died Friday, October 7, 2016, at Sanford Health in Fargo. Denis Fritz Marotzke was born June 17, 1935 in Fargo, ND the son of Fritz and Laura (Kaizer) Marotzke. His family moved to Alice, ND when he was nine years old. Denis attended school in Alice, was an eagle scout and graduated from the Enderlin High School. He then worked for area farmers...
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V. Thomas "Tom" Shaw

May 25, 1932 - October 5, 2016

V. Thomas Shaw, 84, of West Fargo, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. Tom Shaw was born May 25, 1932 at Elgin, ND, the son of Vernon and Letha (Castle) Shaw. He graduated from high school in Tuttle, ND, and began a 42 year career with Northern Pacific Railroad and Burlington Northern Railroads, first as a telegrapher and finally as a Trainmaster. Tom...
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Ronald "Sonny" Johnson

July 1, 1942 - October 4, 2016

Ronald "Sonny" J. Johnson, 74, Comstock, Minnesota, passed away after a long and hard battle with cancer. Ron was born on July 1, 1942 in Amenia, to Alfred and Viola (Sell) Johnson. He attended a country school near Walcott spending lunch hours digging tunnels on the riverbank. He married Doris Maul and to this union 5 sons were born. He later married Linda Thorstenson and to this union he...
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Ruth Pueppke

July 20, 1932 - October 4, 2016

Ruth Pueppke, 84, Erie, ND died on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family and Hospice of the RRV. Ruth Bernice Kleinsasser was born July 20, 1932 at Chasely, ND to Andrew and Lydia (Wollman) Kleinsasser. She attended country school and later graduated from West Fargo High School. Ruth helped on the family farm before she married Glenn Pueppke on Sept. 19, 1965 at the...
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Gloria Hedrich-Clemenson

November 20, 1933 - October 1, 2016

Gloria R. Clemenson, 82, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. Gloria Rae Rude was born on November 20, 1933 on a bridge in Missoula, Montana to Reynold "Ray" and Bessy Rude. She grew up and attended school in Nielsville and Climax, MN. On May 23, 1953, she was united in marriage to Clarence Hedrich in Ada, MN. On...
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Gayle S. Presser

December 11, 1944 - September 30, 2016

Gayle S. Presser, 71, Jamestown, ND died on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND. Gayle was born on December 11, 1944 in St. Paul, MN to Edward and Arline (Callin) Landman. Gayle was a free spirit that enjoyed life and will be missed by many. Gayle is survived by her family: Daughter Sondra (Greg) Waner, of Clear Lake, IA and her family; John (Megan) Anderson,...
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Erland Wateland

October 26, 1954 - September 29, 2016

Erland "Squirrel" Wateland Erland Wateland, 61, Leonard, ND passed away unexpectedly on September 29, 2016. Erland Ralph Wateland was born October 26, 1954 in Fargo, ND to Leona and Palmer Wateland. Erland grew up in West Fargo and attended West Fargo public schools. Over the years, Erland worked for various construction firms in Fargo most recently for G Drain Tile. Erland married Twila...
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Tammy Goltz

January 26, 1949 - September 28, 2016

Tamara "Tammy" Goltz, 67, Leonard, ND passed away September 28, 2016 at Essentia Hospital, Fargo. Tamara Leone Johnson was born January 26, 1949 in Wahpeton, ND to Leona and Palmer Wateland. Tammy grew up in West Fargo, ND and attended West Fargo schools. She worked at the West Fargo Truck Stop doing waitress work and cooking where she met the love of her life. She also worked at various other...
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Violette Loberg

April 10, 1931 - September 27, 2016

Vi Loberg, 85, West Fargo, ND died on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo, ND Violette Lillian Brown was born April 10, 1931 near Forbes, ND to Jacob and Mary Brown. She attended rural elementary school and graduated from Ellendale High School. She went to work at Dakota National Bank in Fargo and also at Bank of America in Stockton, CA. Vi married James Loberg on...
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Jean F. Huber

May 17, 1935 - September 27, 2016

Jean F. Huber 81, formally of Argusville ND died peacefully Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in the Arthur Good Samaritan Home. Jean Farol Prather, the oldest of 3 children, was born to Charles Curtis Prather and Helen Loretta (Troy) in Momence Ill on May 17, 1935 in her grandma Troy's house. Her first years of school were in a country school in Monee, Illinois. Jean moved to Minnesota at a young...
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Doyle "Feezer" Thompson

December 30, 1950 - September 24, 2016

Doyle Thompson, 65, of rural Horace, ND, died Saturday, September 24th, at his home. Doyle "Feezer" Glen Thompson was born December 30, 1950, in Fargo, ND, the son of Eugene and Marion (Douglas) Thompson. He was raised in Sheldon, ND and also attended school there. Doyle worked as a truck driver and mechanic prior to being employed with the Burlington Northern Railroad as a blacksmith from...
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James Laddusaw

September 18, 1937 - September 21, 2016

James Fredrick Laddusaw was born September 18, 1937, at Wheaton, MN to Arthur W. and Beth (Olson) Laddusaw. He adopted into God's family through the waters of Holy Baptism on June 25, 1939, at the O. J. Olson home. On July 12, 1958, James married Karen Norenberg at St. John Lutheran Church in Dumont, MN. Then on August 3, 1958, he publicly confessed the faith before the same congregation...
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Ralph Knudson

June 8, 1928 - September 20, 2016

Ralph Orlando Knudson of Horace, ND passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 in the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Hospital after a brief illness. He was 88 years of age. Ralph was born June 8, 1928 to Olaf and Jane (Hanson) Knudson at Camps Maternity Home in Fargo, the middle of 3 children. He was baptized, attended Sunday School and confirmed at Horace Lutheran Church. Ralph...
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Carol Radmer

May 9, 1944 - September 18, 2016

Carol R. Radmer, 72, of Fargo, ND, formerly of Mandan, ND, died Sunday, September 18, 2016, at Elim Care Center in Fargo. Carol Rose Radmer was born May 9, 1944, in Mandan, ND, the daughter of Steve and Rose (Kautzman) Gratz. She was raised on a farm near Judson, ND, until moving into Mandan with her parents where she finished grade school and graduated from Mandan High School in 1962. ...
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Mary M. Stautz

July 13, 1939 - September 15, 2016

Mary Michael Stautz, 77, Casselton, ND died on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, surrounded by her family. Mary Michael Stautz was born on July 13, 1939 in Bronxville, NY to Peter and Mildred (Cobey) DiLeo. Mary graduated from Point Loma High School in San Diego, CA. She met Wayne Stautz in 1971 and they were married in 1973. After moving to Santee, CA she worked as a...
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Paul Fee

August 6, 1930 - September 15, 2016

Paul W. Fee, 86 of Fargo, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Bethany Homes in Fargo, where he had been a resident for the past year. Paul William Fee was born on August 6, 1930 in Fargo, ND to William and Pauline (Nyseter) Fee. He lived all his life in Harwood, ND and attended school at Moorhead State Teachers College. After graduating he worked at Minnkota Power in Harwood and...
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Madelyn R Kitzan

July 21, 1951 - September 11, 2016

Madelyn R. Kitzan, 65, of West Fargo, ND, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Madelyn Rozalia Kitzan was born July 21, 1951, in Roseau, MN, the daughter of Russell Julius and Rose Marie (Davidson) Dahl. She was raised on the family farm in Falun Township and attended the Falun rural school...
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Shawn Faller

September 4, 2016

Shawn D. Faller, 41 of West Fargo, ND passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Lilac Homes in Moorhead. Shawn was born on September 13, 1974 in Fargo, ND to David and Judith (Rehling) Faller. He grew up in West Fargo and graduated from West Fargo High School. Immediately after high school Shawn started working for Weisgram Metal Fabrication assembling beet pilers in the summers while...
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Dorothy Jordheim

August 8, 1931 - September 2, 2016

Dorothy Jordheim, 85, Casselton, ND passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Dorothy Emma Zick was born Aug. 8, 1931 at Leonard, ND to Fred and Anna (Gropper) Zick. She grew up on the family farm near Leonard and graduated from high school in Casselton. She attended Mayville Teachers College and married Eugene Jordheim on Sept. 18, 1953 at St. Peter...
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Eugene Gene Dallmann

March 31, 1943 - September 1, 2016

Eugene Earl Dallmann, 73, of West Fargo, ND took his final checkered flag on September 1, 2016 at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo after a year- long battle with cancer. Gene was born on March 31, 1943 to Albert and Meleta (Reuther) Dallmann in Edgeley, ND. He was the second of five children. He attended country school and graduated from Edgeley High School in 1961. He married Margaret (Peggy...
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Lyle Gus Watson

July 31, 1936 - September 1, 2016

Lyle "Gus" Watson, 80, West Fargo, ND died on Thursday, September 01, 2016 at the VA Hospital, Fargo, ND. Lyle was born on July 31, 1936 in McIntosh, SD to Everett and Myrtle (Panko) Watson. The family lived there until Lyle's sophomore year when they moved to Rhame, ND where he graduated in 1954. Lyle joined the US Army in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1957 when he signed up for the...
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Kimberly Jo Jackson

June 28, 1966 - August 31, 2016

Kimberly Jo Jackson, 50, Minneapolis, MN passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN surrounded by her closest loved ones. Kimberly Jo Olson was born June 28, 1966 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Vince and Phyllis (Brummond) Olson. She graduated from West Fargo High School. In 1981 she gave birth to her son Christopher. She married Rick Jackson in 1987. ...
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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, entered into God's care on August 28, 2016 while residing at Villa Maria Nursing Home. Ramona Josephine was born to Clara and Manley Whitman in Rugby, ND on June 10th, 1927. She attended school in Silva and Rugby and graduated from Rugby High School in 1946. Ramona was a teacher in a one room school house in Silva. On September 2nd, 1947 she was united in...
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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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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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William Johnson

February 11, 1945 - August 25, 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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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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