THOMPSON-LARSON FUNERAL DIRECTORS
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21 THIRD AVE SOUTHWEST
MINOT, ND 58701-3446
About UsWelcome to the Thompson-Larson website. Since 1934, we have served the Minot area and surrounding communities with care and compassion at our location at 21 Third Ave. SW, Minot, ND. We understand that funerals are for the living and strive to provide a meaningful, individual service for every family we serve.
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December 23, 1935 - October 19, 2014
Richard Michael Hoffman was born December 23, 1935, the son of Michael and Alma (Popp) Hoffman, in St. Cloud, MN. He was raised on a farm near Foley, MN, and educated at Lakin Country School near Foley, MN.
Richard enlisted in the United States Army August 11, 1954. He proudly served his country during Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged July 25, 1956.
Richard was once married to Charlotte Martin. From this union, nine children were born, Mary, Richard, Linda, Cindy, Jean, Sue, David, Ken, and Deb. They made their home in Foley, MN, where he worked as a carpenter and later worked as a subcontractor for Husky Built Buildings.
Richard was once married to Dorothy Andrews. From this union, four children were born, Kevin, Lisa, Melissa, and Robert. They made their home in Foley, MN, where he worked at Phillips Recycling in St. Cloud, MN.
He moved to Devils Lake, ND, in 1989, where he worked in construction and at a gas station. He moved to Minot in 1995, where he continued to work as a carpenter.
He was a member of St. Leos Catholic Church in Minot.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, bowling, jig saw puzzles, and watching western movies.
Surviving family includes: children, Mary (Tim) Daiker, Texas, Richard (Kay) Hoffman, Jr., Foley, MN, Linda Hoffman, Little Falls, MN, Cindy (Dennis) Kazack, Isanti, MN, Jean (Jeff) Kocak, Yankton, SD, Sue (Bob) Helmin, Clearbrooke, MN, David (Kathy) Hoffman, Gilman, MN, Ken Hoffman, Brainerd, MN, Deb (Don) Hayes, Hillman, MN, Kevin (Cathy) Hoffman, Fargo, Lisa Hoffman (Scott Prough), Minot, ND, Melissa (Steven) Hoffart, Minot, and Robert Hoffman, Minot; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Gordon Hoffman, St. Cloud, MN; sister, Mary (Ed) Timmers, St. Cloud, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leonard, Michael, and Joseph Hoffman,
Funeral: Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service: Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: are preferred.
November 18, 1921 - October 16, 2014
Clara Lucille Gaardsmoe was born November 18, 1921, the daughter of Lars and Margaret (Frederickson) Gaardsmoe, in Raub, ND. She was raised on the family farm and educated in Raub until 1935, when the family moved to Minot. She graduated from Minot High School in 1939.
She furthered her education and attended Minot State Teachers College, where she received her Standard Teaching Certificate. She then taught at a country school near Benedict for a short time.
Clara married Alvin E. Haine December 31, 1941, after eloping to Wolf Point, MT. Their marriage was kept a secret until the end of that school year.
Upon Alvins honorable discharge from US Army, they returned to Minot and built their home in 1949. She worked at Sears Roebuck Co. for a time, and later bought the Uptown Nook, which then became Claras Kitchen, and operated it for 14 years.
She then worked as a bookkeeper for Schriock Lawn and Trail, before owning and operating her own tax preparation service for several years. Alvin passed away January 21, 1983.
Following her husbands death, Clara continued to reside in her home in Minot until 2012, when she moved into Edgewood Vista Assisted Living. In July of 2013, she moved into ManorCare Health Service in Minot.
She was a member of Ladies of the Moose, the Minot VFW Auxiliary, and the Minot American Legion Auxiliary.
Clara and Alvin loved to dance, as well as to hunt and fish together. They also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at their lake cabin at Lake Sakakawea.
Her loving family includes: daughter, Alclare (Stanley) Reimers, Belleair Bluffs, FL;
grandchildren, Liza Roy, Poquoson, VA, Kathleen Hollywood, Fredericksburg, VA, and Nancy (Bill) Barnes, Beaver Creek, OH; eight great-grandchildren, Joe, Sam, Nick, Emily, Megan, Mike, Gabie, and Lucas; great great-granddaughter, Anabelle; sister, Hilda Seney, Stanley, ND;
special friends, Scott and Jen Johannsen and their children, all of Minot, ND.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; sisters, Elva Elashewich, and Alice Kling, brothers, Elmer Gaardsmoe; and an infant brother, Raymond Gaardsmoe.
At Claras request, there will be no funeral.
Reviewal and Sharing Memories with Claras Family: Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Private Family Graveside Service: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Memorials: Claras family prefers memorials to the 2nd Story.
November 24, 1944 - October 12, 2014
Phyllis was born on November 24, 1944, in Sawyer, ND, the daughter of Alfred and Hulda (Hammer) Kelly. Phylliss father passed away shortly before her birth in 1944. She was raised in Sawyer and attend school in Sawyer and then Central Campus in Minot. She worked for 31 years at the Des Lacs Burlington High School. Phyllis met Mel Houston in 1969, and the couple spent the remainder of her life together.
Phyllis enjoyed playing bingo, shopping, attending her children and grandchildrens events, computer games, jigsaw puzzles, traveling (especially to Yellowstone National Park), casino trips and spending time with her family.
Survived by Fiancé Mel Houston, Daughters Janice (Rick), Debbie (Roy), Melissa (Bud), Brenda (Ryan), Stepchildren Kim (Calvin), Jim (Hayley), Tim, Brother Vern (Olive), Sister Maxine (Kenny), Grandchildren Josh, Dustin, Kara, Alicia (Mike), Brittany, Courtney, Tanner, Brianna, Khris, Patti (Shawn), Kory, Markie (Eric), Soon to arrive Brynlee, Great Grandchildren Dylan, Mason, Carlie, Cambrie.
Preceded in death by her father Alfred and Mother Hulda, sisters Judy and Bev, brothers Marvin and Bruce.
Funeral Service: Friday, October 17, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday, October 16, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with sharing of Memories at 7 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
May 25, 1954 - October 11, 2014
Gary Reed Knudson was born May 25, 1954, the son of Andrew and Ardyce (Thorstenson) Knudson, in Minot. He was raised and educated in Minot, graduating Minot High School in 1972.
He furthered his education by attending the State School of Science in Wahpeton, where he took architectural courses.
Gary was once married to Debra Schumann. They made their home in Minnesota for a short time before moving back to Minot, where he worked as a finish carpenter for Craft Builders. They later moved to Lacey, Washington, where he worked as a carpenter through the union in Washington.
In October of 1983, he was involved in a motorcycle accident. Due to the head injury sustained in the accident, he became to reside at Trinity Nursing Home in Minot.
A special Thank you to the staff and nurses of Trinity Homes for their amazing care for our brother during all these years.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed.
Surviving family includes: brothers, David (Jean) Knudson, Minot, and Kim (Barbara) Knudson, Glendive, MT; sister, Lynda Knudson, Minot; nieces and nephews, Kayla Knudson, Amy Knudson, William Knudson, and Heidi Knudson; great-niece, Kylee Knudson; and several cousins.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, Andrew; mother, Ardyce Eslinger; and infant brother, Kevin.
Funeral: Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Thursday one hour prior to service at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: are preferred to Trinity Homes in Minot.
Gerle, Benedict "Ben"
December 26, 1926 - October 10, 2014
Ben was born on December 26, 1926, in Burlington, ND, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Rockert) Gerle. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Leos Catholic Church, Minot. Ben was raised and educated in Burlington and in 1942, he moved to Minot.
He went to work for the Great Northern (Burlington Northern) Railroad in 1943. Ben was united in marriage to Alice Schmitz in 1948 at St. Marys Catholic Church, Foxholm. He worked for the railroad for 45 years, retiring in 1988. Ben and Alice did volunteer work every Monday at the Railroad Museum from 1988 to 1996. Alice passed away on May 23, 2003.
Ben was a former member of Little Flower Catholic Church and recently attended St. Leos Catholic Church.
Survivors: sons, John (Sharon) Gerle; Francis Gerle, all of Minot; daughter, Rose (Philip) Johnson, Devils Lake, ND; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Ben was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, son Joseph, infant daughter, Brenda and his parents.
Mass of Christina Burial: Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leos Catholic Church, Minot.
Visitation: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Foxholm, ND.
Boe, Terence "Terry"
April 2, 1942 - October 9, 2014
Terry was born on April 2, 1942, in Minot, ND, the son of John and Alma (LaCaille) Boe. He was raised and educated in Minot, graduating from Minot High School in 1960. He attended the ND State College of Science in Wahpeton where he earned his certificate in refrigeration. Terry joined the National Guard in 1963 and separated in 1969.
Terry worked refrigeration and sold insurance for Pyramid Life then sold fire alarm equipment and later worked in carpentry till his retirement.
Terry was a member of the Moose Lodge and was a former member of the Eagles Aerie, Elks Lodge and the American Legion.
Survivors: brother, Gerry Boe, Arkansas; sister, Audrey Steuck, Moorhead, MN; and 11 nieces and nephews.
Terry was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnny and Dennis and nephews, Jeffery and James Duane.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service.
Burial will take place at 3:15 p.m. Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot
January 13, 1926 - October 8, 2014
Florence Marie Nelson was born January 13, 1926, the daughter of John G. and Ida C. (Nordstrom) Nelson. After the death of her father, her mother raised Florence and her brothers and sister, ages 6 to 11 on the family farm near Ruso, ND. A tornado took out the Ruso Country School house near their farm, which left Florence with a lifelong fear of storms. She sent her children to the basement many times during tornado season in North Dakota.
She left the 10th grade joining her sister in Longview, Washington to work in the shipyards. She encouraged her children in their education. She was at every basketball game, choir concerts, school and church program and did the same for her grandchildren. She loved her flower garden, but loved the dandelions picked by her grandchildren far more. She listened to Back to the Bible while making supper. She enjoyed music and dancing with her children in the kitchen. She collected antiques, enamelware and glass spoon holders. Her family will remember her beautiful handwriting.
Florence married Lawrence on September 19, 1945, in Sidney, Montana. They made their home on the Flatla family farm near Bergen, N.D, where together they raised their six children and farmed. Florence was always willing to help work on the farm, feeding the animals, drive the tractor, whatever chore needed to be done.
She became a resident of the Memory Care of Edgewood Vista in 2008. Lawrence passed away June 19, 2009. Following her husbands death, she continued to reside at Edgewood Vista until recently residing at Trinity Homes in Minot. She was a kind person. Even with Alzheimers, her caregivers at Edgewood said she was caring to all the other residents and always had a smile.
She belonged to the Bergen, Hjerdahl, and Oak Valley Lutheran churches, where she was active with the ladies aid and taught Sunday school. She was active in the Republican Party, the Lake Hester Township Election Board, was a U.S. census service worker, and sold Princess House Crystal.
Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lawrence was the love of her life until the end.
Surviving family includes: children, Woodrow Flatla and fiance Cathy Gibbs, Now Then, MN, Lynette (Lawren) Wold, Minot, Vincent (Debra) Flatla, Buffalo, MN, Nancy (Michael) Hartgrove, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cyndee Williams, Velva, and Rebecca (Keith) Cederstrom, Velva; grandchildren, Stephanie Flatla and fiance Shane Foster, Fargo, Tausha Flatla, Apple Valley, MN; Christopher (Susan) Wold, London, England, Nathan Wold (Tom Samet), Hamptons, NY, Mackenzie (Amy) Noer, Fargo; Dan (Sunny) Flatla, Sterling, Virginia; Joshua Flatla, Rockford, MN, Luke (Jodi) Flatla, London England, Whitney (Steve) Howe, Grand Forks; Jessica (Ryan) Coy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Matthew Hartgrove, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Meghann (Dmitriy) Chernyak, Littleton, CO, Rachael Cederstrom and fiancé, Dave Vogel, Minot, Mikel Cederstrom, Minot; great-grandchildren, Anna and Alexander Wold, Cailin, Zoe, and Elise Flatla, Luella Flatla, Otto Howe, Nolan and Miles Coy, Samuel Chernyak, and Evelyn Vogel; sister-in-law, Mona Kramer, California; and survived by several nieces and nephews.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida Nelson; husband, Lawrence; granddaughter, Jennifer Williams; son-in-law, Jerry Williams; great-granddaughter, Olyvia Hartgrove-Coy; sister, Ruth (Kermit) Fadness, brother, Ernest (Jean) Nelson, Willard (Helen) Nelson, and Leslie Nelson.
Funeral: Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva.
Interment: Velva Community Cemetery, Velva, ND.
Visitation: Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Family Service: Friday at 7 pm at the funeral home.
Memorials: are preferred to the Memory Care of Edgewood Vista.
Adams, Roderick "Roddy"
March 2, 1956 - October 7, 2014
Roddy was born on March 2, 1956, in Minot, ND, the son of Albert and Victoria (Decouteau) Adams. He was raised and educated in Minot. Roddy entered the United States Marnie Corps on March 7, 1974 and was honorably discharged on April 4, 1980. After his discharge he lived and worked in California for 10 years at Lockheed Martin as a lead mechanic. Roddy returned to Minot where he worked for Dakota Land Surveying and later retired due to health.
Roddy was a quiet humble man with a heart of gold. He could always be counted on to help his family and friends. He loved crossword puzzles, old movies, cooking and spending time with friends.
Roddy was a lifelong member of St. Leos Catholic Church, where he was an altar boy as a youth and later was a member of the Holy Name Society. He was also a member the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors: son, Richard Meyers, Bismarck, ND; mother, Vicky Adams, Minot; siblings, Linda Adams, Troy Adams and Sherree Adams; niece Mandy Adams all of Minot and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, October 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Homes, Minot
Visitation one hour prior to the service Trinity Homes with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Homes.
September 8, 1961 - October 7, 2014
Carter Brent Bosch was born September 8, 1961, in Minot, ND. He was the youngest of five children born to Edward J. Bosch, a longtime Minot attorney, and Adele (Heidlebaugh) Bosch. He was raised and educated in Minot, graduating from Minot High School.
Carter was an avid bicyclist and had a difficult life.
Surviving family includes:
brothers and sisters, Kent (Brenda) Bosch, Estes Park, CO, Colin (Holly) Bosch, Phoenix, AZ, Kimberly (Carey) Brown, Denver, CO, Kendall (Kitty) Bosch, Galveston, TX;
and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carter was preceded in death by his father, Edward J. Bosch; mother, Adele Hager.
Graveside Service: Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND, next to his beloved father.
Yeager, Raymond John "Mox"
June 9, 1993 - October 6, 2014
John was born on June 9, 1993 in Odessa,TX, a son of Janet (Felan) and Raymond Yeager . He attended elementary school in Mesa, AZ, and attended high school at Bishop Ryan Catholic School in Minot, graduating in 2011. In high school he participated in track and was an Assistant Chaplain, where he was active in producing The Rock, a gathering for young Christians throughout the area. He travelled to Rome with other members of his class, furthering his understanding and faith in the Catholic Church.
John furthered his education attending the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, widening his influence on new friends. He enjoyed trips to the Twin Cities for Vikings football games and eating at the finest restaurants in the area. Mox was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, loved video games and was a Batman enthusiast.
He is survived by his mother, Janet, Minot; his father, Raymond Yeager, Everett, WA; sisters, Desirae Yeager and Kourtney Yeager, both Minot, and Anne Pomeroy, New York, NY; his brother, Matt (Danni Reinhardt) Felan, Grand Forks, ND; nieces, Gabrielle Reinhardt and Madison Felan; nephews, Ashton Felan and Bentley Fettig; grandparents, Marvin and Marie Felan, Minot; aunt, Colleen (Mike) Hauf, Minot; uncle, Ken Felan, Golden, CO; and guardians and second family, Michael and Michelle McMahon and their sons, Matt and Merrick, Minot.
He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Mary Nell Behm-Felan
Moxs sense of humor and love will never be forgotten by the many friends whom he cared for and who cared so much for him. He will be a never ending inspiration to us all.
Memorials are preferred to Bishop Ryan Catholic School, Minot or to the University of Minnesota Childrens Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.
Funeral: Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Minot.
Funeral: Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Minot.
Visitation: Friday, October 10, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot and from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the church.
April 17, 1948 - October 6, 2014
Connie Evenson was born on April 17, 1948, a daughter of Warren and Sylvia (Westlake) Evenson in Kenmare, ND. She was raised and educated in Kenmare, graduating from Kenmare High School in 1966.
On June 5, 1966, Connie was united in marriage to Michael Bennett in Kenmare, ND. They made their home at Camp Pendleton, CA where Michael was serving with the United States Marine Corps. Upon his discharge, the family returned to Kenmare, in January of 1969. They had three sons, Casey born in 1968, Christopher born in 1969 and Corey born in 1971. Connie was a homemaker as the boys were growing up and in 1996, graduated from Minot State University with a Bachelors of Science in English. She then worked as a substitute teacher.
Connie enjoyed traveling, visiting New York, Spain, and Japan to visit her children, listening to classical music, studying history and reading with her book club.
Connie is survived by:
Husband of 48 years, Michael, Kenmare, ND; children, Casey (Mitsuyo)Bennett, Kenmare, Christopher Bennett, Elliot City, MD and Corey (Emiko) Bennett, Yokota, Japan; grandchildren, William and Sasha Bennett, Kenmare and Sophia and Grace Bennett, Yokota, Japan; Uncle: Richard Westlake, Kenmare, ND; Aunt: Joyce Westlake, Kenmare, ND; one brother-in-law: Ben (Joyce) Bennett, Omaha, NE.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Curtis Evenson.
Visitation: Saturday, October 11, 2014 one hour prior to the service at the Nazareth Lutheran Church, Kenmare
Funeral Service: Saturday at 11 am at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Kenmare
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare, ND
October 29, 1962 - October 6, 2014
Denise Trihub was born on October 29, 1962, a daughter of Rolland Rollie and Jane (Krueger) Trihub in Minot, ND. She was raised and educated in Minot, graduating from Minot High School in 1980. She went on to further her education by attending Minot State University.
In May of 1981, Denise was united in marriage with Danny Vormestrand in Minot. They made their home in Upham, ND where they had two children; Taryn and Dalyn.
In 1999 Denise met Brian Messmer and in March of 2008, they were united in marriage. They made their home in Minot, where Denise was a Broker/Owner/Realtor with Brokers 12. Denise became a licensed real estate agent in 1999 and in 2006 achieved her real estate brokers license.
From 2002 to 2014 Denise was involved in numerous local, state, and national committees as part of the National Association of Realtors. She was named Realtor of the Year in 2004 and 2008.
Denise was a member at Bethany Lutheran Church where she participated in the bell choir and played the flute. She was an active member of the Minot Lions Club where she loved volunteering at German Fest. In her spare time, Denise enjoyed weekends at Lake Metigoshe, the culinary arts, traveling, cultivating friendships, and leading an active lifestyle.
Denise is survived by:
Husband Brian Messmer, Minot; two children: Taryn Vormestrand, Grapevine, TX, Dalyn Vormestrand, Minot; two step children: Brandon Messmer, Aberdeen, SD, and Crystal Fahlsing, Dickinson, ND; parents: Rollie and Jane Trihub, Minot; sister: Diane Trihub-Zakopyko, Minot; maternal grandmother Tena Krueger, Minot; and several nieces and nephews.
Denise was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Gust and Anna Trihub, maternal grandfather Howard Krueger and Danny Vormestrand.
Visitation: The family invites all who would like to celebrate Denises life to join them at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 4 to 7 pm
Funeral Service: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm at Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot
Memorial: Memorials may be sent to Bethany Lutheran Church or the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Burial: A private burial will take place at a later date.
February 2, 1935 - October 4, 2014
Ruby Jean Waltz was born February 2, 1935, near Coleharbor, to Emanuel and Ida (Berg) Waltz. She was raised and educated at Turtle Lake. She worked at the family operated restaurant and hotel where she met Eugene Bauer. They were married on October 22, 1950, in Turtle Lake, where they made their home.
Ruby and Eugene moved to Minot in 1953 and to Westhope in 1956. The family moved back to Minot in 1966. Ruby worked for many years at the Riverside Motel and the Sheraton Hotel. She spent many years working at Cook Hall at Minot State College. Eugene passed away October 18, 1999. Following her husband's death, she continued to reside in Minot.
Ruby loved having family and friends visit and cooking the old German family foods for them. Ruby could always be found in the kitchen and was happiest when sharing these recipes. She was a baseball fan and enjoyed watching her son's games and the Minnesota Twins. Ruby was an avid card player and enjoyed socializing at bingo games.
Ruby was a kind and generous person who always put others ahead of herself. She was loyal and completely dedicated to her family. In her retired years, she enjoyed frequent visits from family and friends. She especially enjoyed her time spent with her nephews and their wives, Waide and Diana Kritsky and Richard and Norma Bauer.
Ruby looked forward to the visits and calls from her children, grandchildren, brother, family and friends. She especially loved and was most proud of her grandchildren, who could do no wrong.
Ruby is survived by sons, Darold Bauer and his wife, Mimi, Omaha, Neb., Myron Bauer and his wife, Joyce, Green Bay, Wis., and Ron Bauer, Prior Lake, Minn.; grandchildren, Kate Bauer, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Erin Bauer, Omaha, Neb.; Jenna Bauer, Green Bay, Wis. and Philip Bauer and his wife, Michelle, Milwaukee, Wis.; brother, Ron Waltz and his wife, Judy, Brookings, S.D.., and sister-in-law, Eva Bauer, Westhope. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emanuel and Ida Waltz; and husband, Eugene Bauer.
Funeral: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, 21 3rd Ave SW, Minot.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: are preferred to Breast Cancer Awareness, or to the Butte American Legion.
October 8, 1947 - October 2, 2014
Charlotte Preston was born on October 8, 1947, a daughter of George and Mary (Lyght) Preston on Minot, ND. She was raised in Ryder, ND, until the age of six, when the family moved to the Minot area. They also lived on a farm near Sawyer, ND. She attended school in Ryder, Sawyer and Minot.
On August 22, 1980, Charlotte was united in marriage to Daryle D. Griffin in Minot. They made their home in Minot, where Charlotte was a homemaker. Daryle died March 5, 2003. Following his death, Charlotte continued to live in Minot.
Charlotte enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, gardening, riding motorcycle, camping, boating fishing, and traveling. She graciously volunteered for many years at the VFW for many events.
She was a member of the Eagles Aerie Auxiliary of Minot, Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Minot American Legion Auxiliary, and was a Lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
Charlotte is survived by: her fiancé, George Voller; best friends: Deb Ohlhauser, Marcy McNair;
good friends, Debbie (Duane) Herrmann, Judy (Craig Schalesky) Hiller, Nancy Quam, Audrey Helseth, Agnes Brandt, Jerry (Ginny) Voller, and Clara Harvey; uncle and aunt, Clifford and Claire Lyght; cousins, Ray (Kim) Preston and Deb (Roger) Guttormson; daughter, Christine Olson; son, Russ Bessanson II, granddaughter, Jennifer Thorne.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Daryle.
Visitation: Monday, October 6, 2014, from 2 until 6 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 11:00 am at Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
January 25, 1955 - October 2, 2014
Linda Colleen Lemon was born on January 25, 1955, a daughter of Ray and Dorraine (Jahnke) Lemon in Minot, ND. She was raised and educated in Minot, graduating from Minot High School in 1974.
On April 25, 1975, Linda was united in marriage to Wayne Dutenhafer in Minot. They made their home in Minot, where Linda worked for K-Mart for over 35 years. In 2008, she became a partner of Mirror Mirror. She remained active with the business even throughout her treatments.
She enjoyed time spent at theirlake cabin at Strawberry Lake where she would fish, pull the children with the boat while they skied and tubed, and visit with family and friends. Her family was very important to her and she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, bowling, spending time with her dog Buzz, and reading.. She was a wonderful, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend and will be missed by all that knew her.
Linda was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Minot.
Linda is survived by:
Husband of 39 years, Wayne, Minot; two sons: Chad (Heather) Dutenhafer, Mandan, ND, Craig (Miranda) Dutenhafer, Minot; five grandchildren: Brenna, Max, Logan, Peyton, and Tyler;
Mother: Dorraine Jahnke Lemon, Minot; brother Larry (Marietta) Lemon, Minot; two sisters Lisa (Ron) Bennett, Abilene , TX, Lorri (Allan Martin) Lemon, Drake, ND; sister-in-law Peggy (Tony) Prough, Minot; brothers-in-law: Jason Dutenhafer, Jamestown, ND, Terry (Stephanie) Dutenhafer, Minot, Bruce Dutenhafer, Minot; Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Linda was preceded in death by her father Ray Lemon, and her father and mother-in-law Jack and Delores Dutenhafer.
Visitation: Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2-6 at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Funeral Service: Monday, October 6, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Minot
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot
May 26, 1959 - October 1, 2014
Trent Alan Lind, 55, Minot, died Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at his home.
Trent A Lind was born May 26, 1959 at Stanley Community Hospital to Arthur and Shirley (Young) Lind. Trent was raised on the family farm at Roseglen, ND. He attended school at White Shield. While in high school he was active in sports and band. Trent also had the opportunity to attend Boys State in 1976. In the early years he was very popular and had many friends. Trent helped out on the farm with his father and Uncle Roy and especially during harvest time. During summers Trent spent all his spare time on the waters of Lake Sakakawea as an avid water skier. He enjoyed camping and boating with his many buddies including Simo (John Simonson) and could they tell some stories. He had a wonderful memory. He could remember way back and all the details (i.e. years, dates and etc.). Trent had a special love for his vehicles; he always had a story about each one of them. He graduated from Garrison High School in 1977. The following day Trent left for basic training in Camp Pendleton, California. He served in the US Marines for three years, stationed in Okinawa, Korea, and California. Trent was very neat, organized, kind, helpful and a hard worker. In 1980 Trent worked in the oil fields, he worked floors for Anderson Myers Drilling. In 1981 he worked floors for Helmrich and Payne Drilling. Trent continued to work in the oil industry till he joined Cloverdale Foods. He worked there from 1984 thru 2001 when he became disabled. In 2007 he made his home in the Van Hook area enjoying the lake once again with the wonderful help from his niece Lindsey and Sister Barb. Trent move back to Minot in 2013.
Trents loving family include: His sisters; Colleen (Dale) Folven, Minot, ND, Kathy (Terry) Harder, Charleston, SC, Barbara (Mark) Sauvageau, Bismarck, ND, Brothers; Robin Lind, Roseglen, ND, Gary (Racheal) Lind, Bismarck, ND. Nieces and Nephews; Lance Charging, Fargo, ND, Shane (Leslie), Minot, ND, Shayna (Levi) Wiggins, Nashville, TN, Lindsey Hillman, Vanhook, ND, Samantha (Andrew) Greenwaldt, Garrison, ND, Peyton Lind, Bismarck, ND, Alex Lind, Garrison, ND, Josie Lind, Garrison, ND, Parker Lind, Bismarck, ND. Great Nephews; Judah Reeves, NC, Ashton Hillman, Minot, ND, Hudson Greenwaldt, Garrison, ND.
Trent was preceded in death by his parents, Uncle Roy Lind, and Niece Ramey (Harder) Reeves.
Funeral Service: Monday, October 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Visitation: Sunday, October 5, 2014, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: Monday at 3 p.m. at the ND Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.
May 18, 1945 - September 30, 2014
Eugene Clarence Batsch was born on May 18, 1945, a son of Edward and Bertha (Gumke) Batsch in Jamestown, ND. He was raised in Gackle, ND and Jamestown. He attended school in Devils Lake, ND as well as in Grafton, ND.
Eugene is remembered by his family, friends and the Minot community as the guy with the amazing tan who walked everywhere.
In 1972, Eugene moved to Minot, ND, where he worked at Kalix (formerly the Minot Vocational Adjustment Workshop.) He also worked at various restaurants around Minot.
Eugenes apartment was full of family and friends photos. He loved moose, deer, and buffalo. This past summer he was determined to purchase rabbit furs at the fair and he not leave until he found the exact color her was looking for. He was at times a negotiator and would love to deal with businesses to see if he could get a better price on items.
For a time Eugene was independent and managing on his own in the Minot Community. He relied on many different people throughout the community when he did need extra help. He was determined to get his point across and had many creative ways to accomplish this, such as notes, gestures and modified sign language. In March of 2011, Eugene began receiving support from Community Options. He developed a relationship with the staff and trusted them. As his health was declining he knew the agency was there to help him no matter what. Eugene did have a bucket list and he achieved getting a tattoo of a dolphin and mermaid and was planning to get another one but had not decided on what he wanted. He had his photo taken with the big buffalo at Jamestown and made it to two Batsch reunions, which he loved.
Eugene was a member of the 2nd Story in Minot.
Eugene is survived by: Brothers: Elmer (Doris) Batsch, Gackle, ND, and Leonard (Charlette) Batsch, Valley City, ND; sisters: Annetta (Arnold) Schlect, Gackle, ND and Doris (Clifton) Hill, Columbia, MO; sisters-in-law, June Batsch, and Violet Batsch both of Jamestown; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lorraine, Florence, Gertrude, infant twin sister, brothers, Roland, Raymond, Jacob, Edwin and Marvin.
Visitation will be on Thursday, October 9, 2014, from noon until 3:30 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
There will be a memorial service on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND
There will be a memorial service on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Haut Funeral Home in Jamestown, ND.
Burial will be in the Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, ND.
December 30, 1931 - September 29, 2014
Phyllis Elaine Peterson was born December 30, 1931, the daughter of Alfred and Julia (Erickson) Peterson, on the rural family home near Carpio, ND. She loved learning fine needle work and embroidery from her grandmother and making lefsa and kringla with her mother. Her three younger brothers gave her many memorable moments, which were very entertaining to her own children. She attended the country school just down the road for eight years, and graduated from Carpio High School as the Salutatorian four years later. When a senior in high school, she was asked to go back to the country school and teach for the last couple of months as the teacher had surgery.
After completing twelve months at the Minot Business College, she started working in the business office at Oppens Grocery Store in Minot where she met the love of her life Glen Holter. They were united in marriage at the Carpio Lutheran Church on March 5, 1952. The couple made their home in Minot for a short time, then moved to a farm near Towner. During this time, Phyllis stayed home to raise their three children Glenda, Carla and Allen.
They moved back to rural Minot in 1960 where Glen was employed as the north central salesman for the Nash Finch Company, the second largest publicly traded wholesale food distributor in the United States. At the age of 36, he became ill with a blood disorder and was severely handicapped. Phyllis took a job in the business office at St. Josephs Hospital in 1961 and worked there until 1998. She began doing all calculations by hand and typing checks, but with the advent of computers, she was sent to several places across the country and learned computer programming. She even assisted three other hospitals and a large corporation set up their office computer systems.
Phyllis always had a deep, personal faith in God. She and Glen were members of Christ Lutheran Church in Minot. She enjoyed ladies Bible Studies. They both enjoyed volunteering their time at the Hostfest. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2012. Phyllis was a very quiet, calm, soft spoken woman. She loved to read, listen to music, and do embroidery in her free time. Her favorite times were family gatherings and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Phyllis touched many lives, but her greatest treasure was her family. Those who shared her life were her husband, Glen; daughter, Glenda (Russell) Fauske of Bottineau; son, Allen Holter (JoAnn Mosser) of Minot; grandchildren, Tyrell Fauske, Fargo; Austin Fauske, Bismarck; Betina (Douglas) Fry, Minot; Dustin (Trina) Holter, Minot; and Levi Holter, Fargo; great-grandson, Carter and great-granddaughter, Elsie Fry, Minot; great-grandsons, Lane and Wyatt Holter, and great-granddaughters, Kynlee and Mylee Holter, Minot; brothers, Don (Joyce) Peterson, Carpio; Darrel (Marlis) Peterson, Carpio; and David (Diane) Peterson, Bismarck; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Glen; daughter, Carla; and parents, Alfred and Julia Peterson.
Funeral Service: Friday, October 3, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot
February 24, 1923 - September 28, 2014
As a Minot State Teachers College student, Delores was active in campus life, was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, and performed in voice and piano. She earned a double major with honors in English and music education. Following her graduation from MSU, she taught one year each in Hettinger and Crosby.
On May 6, 1944, in New Orleans, Louisiana, she married Lieutenant Delbert Trip Triplett of Tolley, North Dakota. Following his discharge from the U.S. Navy, Trip finished his degree at Minot State Teachers College., and Trip and Delores were blessed with their first child, JoAnn. In 1946, they moved to Lansford, North Dakota, and sons Roger and Bill were born. Delores devoted her life to raising her family at home and teaching her students at Lansford High School, where she instructed English and music, and supervised drama, the annual, and the school paper.
Intrigued with learning and growing as a professional, Delores continued her education with studies in library science and reading special education, as well as taking graduate hours through the University of Mary. When she retired from secondary teaching, she became the Lansford Elementary Principal and reading tutor. She retired in 1988 with almost never taking a sick day.
Known for being an avid fan, she was referred to as the Cubs' number one fan. She rarely missed Rogers and Bills athletic events. She also supported the MSU alumni activities and was a Beaver Booster, attending many games.
Delores was devoted to her music and to her faith, joyfully serving the Lord. Mrs. Triplett played the organ for the worship services, in addition to teaching Sunday School and Bible School, serving on the Church Council, and being a member and officer of the WELCA group at Trinity Lutheran Church. She also served the community by playing the piano and organ at showers, weddings, funerals, and for Eastern Star. In the 1950s, she gave private piano lessons. She only missed one Lansford Memorial Day program in sixty years.
In their retirement, Trip and Delores continued operating Triplett Insurance Agency and spent their time gardening and bird watching. They enjoyed following Bills teams in Montana, watching Jo Ann and Bobs kids sporting activities, being Viking fans, and watching college sports. They were loyal American Legion and Lansford amateur baseball supporters for years.
Delores played bridge regularly with a group of ladies who became like sisters to her. Her favorite pastimes were reading and doing crossword puzzles. Her best days were when her former students, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren stopped over for visits. She was also very proud to direct the performances by the LHS chorus alum at school reunions.
In Trips passing, Delores continued to find ways to enjoy life. In 2006, she moved to Minot where her son, Roger, cared for her. When her poor vision made household tasks too difficult, she moved to Edgewood Vista, where she spent four years in her apartment and had good care. While there, she was able to enjoy the company of friends and family, along with the entertainment of books on tape. In the fall of 2012, Delores entered the Good Samaritan Center in Mohall.
Delores was a dutiful member of the Order of Eastern Star, Trinity Lutheran Church, the Lansford Bowling Association, N.D. Teacher's Association, Lansford Hi-Neighbors, and the Lansford Country Club. She served on the board of the Lansford Apartments Inc. and also sat on election boards after she retired.
Delores life, values, and talents touched so many and continue to impact lives today.
Survivors include: Daughter JoAnn (Robert) Savelkoul, Lake Metigoshe; sons Roger Triplett and Bill (Kara)Triplett , Minot; grandchildren Jill (Sedi )Halvorson, Fargo; Michael (Kelly) Savelkoul, Waukesha WI; Bart (Andrea) Savelkoul, Lansford; step-grandchildren Kyle, Casey, and Hunter Watson, Lambert, MT, and 6 great-grandchildren, John Gates (Jill Halvorson); Henry, Joseph, and Ginger Savelkoul (Bart Savelkoul); Ava and Robert Savelkoul (Michael Savelkoul). She was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away in 2000, and her parents.
Funeral Service: Friday, October 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lansford, ND.
Visitation: Today, Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Burial: Grano Cemetery, Grano, ND
May 17, 1915 - September 28, 2014
Grace C. Houston was born on May 17, 1915, the daughter of George and Sigrid (Johnson) Houston in Burlington, ND. She was raised and educated in Burlington, graduating from Burlington High School in 1933, as class valedictorian.
Following her high school graduation, she worked as a cook/kitchen helper with the Civilian Conservation Corps while they were constructing the Lake Darling Dam.
On June 29, 1937, Grace was united in marriage to Albert Hauser at St. Marys Catholic Church in Foxholm. They made their home on a farm located in Foxholm Township of Ward County, where they started their family of seven children. In 1946, they moved to a farm located in St. Marys Township of Ward County, 2 ½ miles east of Foxholm. Albert passed January 19, 1962. Following her husbands death, she continued to reside on the farm and raise her family.
She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church, Foxholm, and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers.
Grace enjoyed playing cards, yard work, gardening, fishing, reading, dancing, and quilting.
One of her favorite quotes was, Doesnt pay to get mad, youre just going to have to get glad again.
Her loving family includes: children: Larry (Marlys) Hauser, Foxholm, ND, Karen (Daniel) Rademacher, Minot, Janet Evanson, Burlington, ND, Peggy (Bruce) Elberg, Burlington, Michael (Kathy) Hauser, Minot; daughters-in-law: Linda Hauser, Foxholm, and Jean Hauser, Bothell, WA; grandchildren, Gayle Vickery, Julie Hauser, Paul Hauser, Michele Hammer, Karla Brown, Kimberly Brown, Todd Hauser, Kristi Bosch, Keri Schaaf, Steven Rademacher, Sheila Deaver, Kevin Rademacher, Keith Rademacher, Tamara Vetter, Lynette Hildebrand, Byron Evanson, Deanne Reeves, Ami Yale, Andrew Elberg, Jamie Hauser, Danette Hauser, Jesse Hauser;
39 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Saiger, Kent, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Albert; an infant daughter; sons, Raymond and Stanley, and a son-in-law Buzz Evanson; infant grandson, Justin Hauser; siblings, Violet Gorde, George Houston, and Dorothy Thurow; and infant siblings, Eileen and Milton Houston.
Visitation: Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 4 to 7 pm at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Vigil Prayer Service: Thursday, October 2, 2014, 7 pm at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:00 am at St. Marys Catholic Church, Foxholm, ND
Burial: St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Foxholm, ND.
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