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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June 27, 1919 - July 28, 2014
Russell was born on June 27, 1919, in Erdahl, MN, the son of Pete and Lena (Sperry) Anderson. He was one of ten children and educated near Benson, MN. As a young man he worked on the Work Projects Administration and spent two years in the Civilian Conservation Corps to help support his family.
Russell was drafted into the United States Army in 1941, where he was trained as a tank mechanic. He fought in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Russell was wounded in France and upon his honorable discharge in 1945, he received a purple heart.
In 1950, Russell moved to North Dakota where he was employed as a farm hand for many years. He married Marlys Hagerud on July 19, 1952, in Minot. The couple made their home in Kenmare. Russell later became custodian at the Kenmare Public School from which he retired.
He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church, the Kenmare American Legion and the National Chapter of the Battle of the Bulge.
Survivors: wife, Marlys, Kenmare; daughter, Terri (Ronnie) Hoskin, Maxbass, ND; son, Benny (Dee) Anderson, Rapid City, SD; grandchildren, Ronda (Joel) Kelly, Glenburn, Bryan (Valarie) Hoskin, Minot and Marty (Nicole) Hoskin, Bismarck; great-grandchildren, Noah, Savannah and Elijah Kelly, Breanna and Brenden Hoskins, Cambree, Cade and Brilee Hoskins and Matthew Block.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and seven brothers.
Memorial Service: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Kenmare.
Friends may sign a guest book one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare
March 2, 1956 - July 27, 2014
Mark Ronald Bahl was born on March 2, 1956, the son of Ronald and Eleanor Bahl in Minot, ND. He was raised and educated in Minot, graduating from Bishop Ryan High School and the North Dakota State College of Science.
Mark lived in various locations throughout his lifetime, including Minot, Michigan and Wisconsin. He held various positions including assistant plant manager at Morris Rodweeder, until they moved plant operations to Canada. He then worked for the Local 300 in numerous nuclear and industrial plants. Mark was a business owner and built several homes including one of his own.
On June 29, 1985, Mark was united in marriage to Jo Nostdahl. They recently celebrated 29 years of marriage. They were blessed with five sons; Jon was born February 2, 1989, Alex on March 28, 1991, Landon on May 6, 1992, Grayson on February 10, 1996 and Mikel on November 8, 2000. Marks passion was his sons. His favorite place to spend time with his family was at his cabin at Lake Metigoshe. He took great enjoyment and spent countless hours teaching all of his sons how to ski. He took so much pride in his sons and their accomplishments he would tear up just talking about them. He never missed an important day in any of their lives. Marks winters were dedicated to his sons hockey practice, games, and building his outdoor rinks. In the fall, he loved going hunting with his boys.
Throughout his illness, he never once complained, and would always crack a joke, even on his worst days. His concerns were always and only about his wife and boys needs, even when he knew he was losing the battle. This was not unique to Mark, as he was truly a selfless person.
Marks many tangible awards and times of recognition will never hold a candle in relation to the significance that his presence and his life had upon all who were lucky enough to have known him. Through his influence on the action of all his friends and family, especially his five sons, his legacy will not only continue to live on, but it will thrive. His fireside jokes and humor will greatly and forever be missed. You will be so forever loved!
Mark is survived by:
Wife, Jo Bahl, Minot, five sons: Jon, Minot, Alex, Minot, Landon, Minot, Grayson at home and Mikel, at home; father and mother-in-law: Ward and Marge Nostdahl, Minot; brothers and sisters-in-law: Nancy (Gene) Gackle, Minot, Karen (Pete) Johnson, Berthold, and Julie (Terry) Elsberry, Minot; Tom (Laurie) Nostdahl, Underwood, Jim (Trish) Nostdahl, Grand Forks;
Mark was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jeanne Johnson and nephew Steven Johnson.
Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign a guest book on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 5 until 7 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Vigil Prayer Service: Thursday, at 7 in Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11 am at St. Leos Catholic Church, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
Wilcox, William "Bill"
July 10, 1933 - July 26, 2014
William Bill Wilcox was born July 10, 1933, in Columbus, ND, one of six children born to the late George O. and Grace Marie (Hulick) Wilcox. He was raised and educated in Columbus, ND.
He enlisted in the United States Army in May of 1948. He proudly served his country during Korean War and was discharged September of 1951.
Bill was once married to Roberta Swick. From this union, three children were born, Michael, Donna, and Barbara. Bill lived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Moses Lake, WA, before moving to Minot in 1962. Bill worked as a truck driver for various companies all of his life. In Minot, he worked for H&H Trucking, Westland Oil, and Minot Builders Supply.
Bill was married to Opal, who later passed away.
Bill was once married to Norma Johnson. From this union, a son, David, was born.
He enjoyed watching Sprint Car Races, fishing, and spending time with his family.
His loving family includes: children, Michael R. Wilcox and his companion, Lois Godsey, Phoenix City, AL, Donna R. (Roger) Wilcox, Dayton, NV, and Barbara (Dave) Rust, Minot, and David Wilcox, Jamestown; grandchildren, Michael William Wilcox, Shawna Perry, Seth Miller, Jeremy (Sandy) Rust, Jason (Andrea) Rust, Jennifer (Nic) Condos; step-children, Karla, Guy, Renee, and Michelle; step-grandchildren, Jacob, Josh, Kyle, Kastle, Kari, Heather, Heidi, Holly;
10 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Eva Wilcox, Edwardsville, IL; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Opal; brothers, Harlan, Bud, and Raymond Wilcox, sisters, Doris Hughes and Dorothy Peterson, and nephew, Richard Hughes.
Memorial Service: Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday one hour prior to the service at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
August 15, 1934 - July 25, 2014
Delores M. Hager was born on August 15, 1934, a daughter of Joseph and Johanna (Scheet) Hager in Selz, ND. She was raised and educated in Balta. ND.
On February 16, 1953, Delores was united in marriage to Jack Dutenhafer in Rugby, ND. They made their home in Minot, where Delores worked as a cook at various locations, including, the Eagles Club, Knights of Columbus, and Grand International Inn. Jack passed away on November 24, 1980. Following his death, she lived with her son Terry, and continued to work at Grand International, where she retired from in 1991. In 2012, she moved to Edgewood Vista, where Delores enjoyed the activities and met many special friends.
Delores enjoyed reading, dancing, baking and cooking German food for family events. Her grandchildren and coworkers, whom she treated as her own children, affectionately called her Grandma D. Her great-grandchildren referred to her as GG. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, and will be missed by all that had the privilege to know her.
Delores was a member of St. Leos Catholic Church, Eagles Ladies Aux, Knights of Columbus Ladies Aux, Minot.
Delores is survived by:
Children: Jason Dutenhafer, Jamestown, ND, Wayne (Linda) Dutenhafer, Minot, Peggy (Tony) Prough, Minot, Terry (Stephanie) Dutenhafer, Minot, Bruce Dutenhafer, Minot;
Thirteen grandchildren: Shiloh (Scott)Walsh, Shayna (Chris) Nogosek, Shantel Dutenhafer, Seth Dutenhafer, Chad (Heather) Dutenhafer, Craig (Miranda) Dutenhafer, Shane (Mary) Prough, Heather (Trent) Thomas, Caitlin Jensen, Jaime Jensen, Stephanie Dutenhafer, Sadie Dutenhafer, Jack Dutenhafer, Buddy McDaniel, and Amber McDaniel;
Sisters: Helen Miller, Penny Bertsch, Julie Berglund, Rose Weigel, Tina Brigman
Brother: John Hager
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Mary Jo, brother William Hager and sisters Mary Carlson and Katherine Ripplinger.
Visitation: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 2-7 at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Vigil Prayer Service: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 7 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 11 am at St. Leos Catholic Church, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
April 9, 1953 - July 24, 2014
Frances Margaret Haley was born April 9, 1953 in Charles City, IA, the daughter of Leo E. and Loretta (Schneider) Haley. The family moved when she was young to a farm between Park Rapids and Menahga, MN. She attended country school near the farm and attended to high school in Park Rapids, graduating in 1953.While attending school, she was also active in 4-H Club work, and entered bread baking and gardening projects at the county fair.
Following her high school graduation, Frances furthered her education by attending Dakota Business College in Fargo, ND for one year. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Ford dealer in Watford City, ND, where she met her husband, Donald Tank. Frances and Donald were united in marriage at St. Peters Catholic Church, Park Rapids, MN on February 19, 1955.
Frances was known for volunteering for school and community projects, including Girl Scout Leader, a room mother, and lunchroom helper at Edison Elementary School. In later years, she was a member of Trinity Auxiliary, and worked as a volunteer at Trinity Homes and Trinity Hospital, plus Trinity Crafts. She was a member of Our Lady of Graces Altar Society, St. Monicas band.
Frances was a long-time square dance club enthusiast, and was a member of Minot Merry Mixers Square Dance Club, Minot Round Dance Club, and in recent years had held several positions in the Souris Valley Dancers Club, and several offices in the North Dakota Sate Square Dance Club, including the office of State Historian. She had most recently held the office of Assistant Guide in the Women of the Moose. In 1997, she was awarded the Sertoma Club Service to Mankind plaque for her volunteer efforts. Senior bowling league and aquacising were also a source of enjoyment for Frances.
Her kitchen was her castle, she loved to bake, and the results did not last long after the first taste. Her motto was, I would rather wear out than rust out, and this typified her outlook on life. An avid Minnesota Twins fan, she could be found watching them, win-or-lose with enthusiasm from her easy chair.
Frances was preceded in death by her mother and father, sister Patricia Riewer, and her first-born son.
Surviving relatives: her husband, Donald; sister: Mary Ann Osman, Chino Hills, CA; daughters, Mary (Allen) Ferhadi, Holly Springs, NC, Lora (Peter) Friello, San Antonio, TX, , Carol (Millo) Wallace, Minot, ND, Julie Welsch, Bismarck, ND; sons: Donald Tank Jr., Fargo, ND, Linus Tank, Minot, Terry Tank, Minot, Russell (Stella) Tank, Henderson, NV, , and Frank (Chandra) Tank, DuPont, WA;. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot
Visitation: Sunday, July 27, 2014 from noon until 3:00 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot
Vigil Prayer Service: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm in Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
Knudson, Mildred "Mickie"
March 28, 1913 - July 23, 2014
Mildred Claire Mickie Austreng was born March 28, 1913, the daughter of Harry and Ann (Kleven) Austreng, in Grand Forks, ND. She was raised and educated in Grand Forks and in 1929, moved with her family to Minot. She graduated from Minot High School in 1931.
Mickie married Lyle M. Knudson October 24, 1934, in Minot. They made their home in Minot, where they raised their children.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she belonged to Martha Circle. She spent 30 years collecting stamps and labels for the church mission work and sewed many quilts for the needy. She was a gifted seamstress and embroiderer. She and Lyle were active supporters of Wycliffe Bible Translators. She was also active in volunteering for many civic organizations including the Civil Air Patrol, PTA, Girl Scouts, serving as a scout leader and also served at the polls for many years on election day. She was a charter member and served as president of the Eagles Auxiliary.
Mom loved adventure and loved to travel. Her greatest thrill came when she and Lyle flew to Southern Mexico to visit their son, Lyle, and his family while they were working for the Wycliffe Bible Translators. She could still recount all the details of that trip. Her last adventure was going out to lunch for her 101st birthday with family and friends.
Mom had an open heart and an open door for anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by her family.
Surviving family includes: sons, Robert (Connie) Knudson, Minot, and Lyle Morris (Martha) Knudson Jr., San Diego, CA; daughters, Carole (Emmett) Skreen, Cape Coral, FL, and Marla (Robert) Keller, Mobridge, SD; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Arline Bonebrake, Lake Metigoshe; and several nieces and nephews.
Mickie was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 73 years, Lyle, who passed away February 20, 2008; daughter, Lila Knudson; sister and brothers-in-law, Madeline Blake; Emil Engrebretson, Ed Blake and Kay Bonebrake.
Funeral: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church.
July 17, 1936 - July 23, 2014
Franklin Delano Rust was born July 17, 1936, the son of Ernest and Charlotte (Okins) Rust, in Benedict, ND. He was raised and educated in Benedict and graduated from Velva High School.
Franklin enlisted in the United States Army July 24, 1953. He proudly served his country for 20 years including service in Vietnam and Korea. He retired and was honorably discharged as a First Sargent in 1973.
Franklin united in marriage to Darlene V. Hayden November 9, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot. He owned and operated Rust Appliance Repair for 12 years and was the Administrator of the Minot Moose Lodge for ten years.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Minot Moose Lodge, the AMVETS, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Minot American Legion Post #26, and the Minot Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 753, and served as a Scout Master for several scout troops.
He was a patriot who was proud to raise the American flag in front of his house every day. He was a history buff who enjoyed playing guitar, reading, writing, and spending time with his family.
His loving family includes: wife of 56 years, Darlene, Minot; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Paula Rust, Minneapolis, MN, and David and Barbara Rust, Minot; grandchildren, Jeremy Rust, Jason Rust, Jennifer Condos, Quinn Rust; great-grandchildren, Amity Burkle, Thomas Woods, Jr., Shante Rust, Julie Ryan, Mason Rust, Dallas Ryan, Leland Ryan, and Jaxson Rust;
great great-grandchild, Kashton Rust; brother, Lee Rust, Tioga, ND; sister, Ardis Nathan, Brainerd, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Franklin was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Delores Schoenberg, Avis Christiensen, Virginia Rust, and Jeanette Rust; and two nieces, Julie Moran and Bonnie Beeter.
Funeral: Monday, July 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
November 28, 1930 - July 23, 2014
Kathleen was born on November 28, 1930, on the family farm near Blaisdell, ND the daughter of Louie and Constance (Evenson) Larson. Kathleen graduated from Minot Model School in 1948.
Kathleen was united in marriage to Charles Chop Pratt on June 26, 1954, at First Lutheran Church, Minot. The couple had four children, Debra, Leslie, Robert and Daniel. Kathleen worked for many years in the office of Dr. Richard Dormont, where she made many friendships that lasted long past her retirement. Kathleen was devoted to her family, always behind the scenes, organizing and caring for those she loved. She was a staunch Democrat and survived two Minot floods.
Kathleen was an excellent seamstress with a meticulous eye and an exacting hand. She loved crafts, embroidery, crocheting, genealogy and researching family trees. Kathleen has been a resident at Brentmoor for the past two years where she made many friends.
Survivors: children, Debra Lozensky, Dickinson, ND, Leslie (Mike) Riepl, Bismarck, ND, Robert (Susan) Pratt, Minot and Daniel (Christy) Pratt, Bismarck; grandchildren, Erika (Robert) Hamilton, Benjamin Riepl, Peter (Chelsey) Riepl, Rachel (James Focht) Lozensky, Michelle Lozensky, Mitchell Pratt, and Alyssa Pratt; great-grandchildren, Alice, Matthew and Maren Hamilton and Kaylee and Keaton Riepl; brother, Clifford (Lois) Larson, Minot.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, parents; sister, Alvina Williams, Doris Stevick, Geneva Sundt, Bernice Johnson and brother, LaVerne Larson.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Minot
Visitation: Monday, July 28, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Burial will take place at 1:15 p.m. Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Luthers Kitchen or the City and Country Clinic both of First Lutheran Church, Minot
August 4, 1935 - July 23, 2014
Daniel Francis Rieder was born August 4, 1935, the son of Frank and Mary (McCarthy) Rieder, in Newville, ND. He was raised on the family farm near Egeland and educated in various country schools and later attained his GED. He then attended St. Paul Vocational, where he studied welding.
Dan enlisted in the United States Army in December of 1955. He proudly served his country during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged September of 1957.
Dan was united in marriage to Beatrice Tofte December 7, 1968, in St. Paul, Minnesota. They made their home in St. Paul, MN, where he was employed by Makens Fabricating. In 1974, they moved to Hibbing, MN, where he was employed by Zieglers Caterpillar. In 1982, they moved to the Rieder family farm near Egeland, ND. Dan farmed on the family farm and started Rieder Farm and Field Welding. They continued to reside on the farm until Dans stroke in 2001, when they moved to Minot.
He was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Minot. He made many friends through the years who helped him cope with his disabilities.
He was a proud grandfather who loved visiting and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a good steward, always willing to assist those in need.
Surviving family includes: wife of 45 years, Bea, Minot; children, Kristen (Matt) Gasperich, and their children, Grace, Nathaniel, Hannah, Felicity, and Eden, all of Aberdeen, SD; Amy Rieder and her fiancé, Rick Lindberg, and her children, Riley, Chloe, Ethan, all of Minot; and Jennifer Long, and her children, Avery, Connor, and Ella, all of Montgomery, TX; brother, Terence (Arlene) Rieder, Cando, ND; sisters, Mary (Harvey) Schumacher, Egeland, and Paula Davis, Grand Forks; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Dan is also survived by his two special friends he has had for over 59 years, Dean Somerville, Minot, and Jerome Stroh, Hot Springs, SD.
Dan was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Wednesday at 3:00 pm at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.
Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service: Monday at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: are preferred to Little Flower Catholic Church Building Fund.
July 8, 1932 - July 22, 2014
Lucille C. Massine, 82, Minot, ND, passed away quietly in her home after a long and courageous battle with ALS on Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
Lucille Catherine Brossart was born on July 8, 1932 to Nicholas and Magdalen (Voeller) Brossart. She was reared on a farm outside of Rugby where she helped with the many chores and the raising of her younger brothers and sisters. She attended a one room country school near the farm. In the first few years, she was the only girl with 12 boys, including five of her brothers.
Lucille married Leonard Massine on October 6, 1954 in Rugby, ND, where they began their family. They lived for a short time in Garrison and Bottineau, ND before moving to Minot in 1963. Lucille was a full time wife, mother and homemaker, selflessly devoting her life to her children; especially advocating and dedicating her time for the care of her youngest daughter.
Lucille was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church and its Confraternity of Christian Mothers. She enjoyed reading, gardening, playing cards, baking, sewing, cross-stitch and quilting. She lovingly made each grandchild a special quilt or blanket so they could feel her warm embrace no matter where they were. She had a fantastic memory and impeccable attention to detail. She loved spending time with family and friends making these times special with her famous buns, cookies, caramel rolls, and chocolate slice bars.
Lucilles loving family includes: her children: Marilyn (Ken) Levadney, Minot; Michael (Donna) Massine, Larkspur, CO; Sandra (John) Reiser, Minot; Steven (Carrie) Massine, Excelsior, MN; Bradley (Wendy) Massine, West Jordan, UT; Barbara (David) Johnson, Minot; Nancy (Steven) Bohl, Mandan; and Nadine Massine, Minot; grandchildren: Cheryl Vaudt, Karen (Shannon) Tudahl, Amy (Brad) Dauphinais, Sara (Ron) Smith, Nick (Jurene) Levadney, Katie Levadney, Sean Massine, Shannon Massine, Melony (Bryan) Mings, Jennifer Reiser, Taylor Reiser, Baylee Reiser, Joseph Massine, Robert Massine, Alex Massine, Dakota Johnson, Hunter Johnson, Eric Bohl, and Braden Bohl; great-grandchildren: Zachary Vaudt, Alexis Vaudt, Kayla Tudahl, Gavin Tudahl, Liam Tudahl, Cole Dauphinais, Caden Dauphinias, Caina Dauphinias, Caleesi Dauphinias, and Soraea Smith, Hudsyn and Jayger Mings, Pierce Gable; Brothers: Edward Brossart, Al Brossart, Nick Brossart, Jr., all of Rugby; Sisters:Viola Collins, Rugby, Ann Brossart, Minot, Betty Brossart, Devils Lake, Marcelle Brossart, San Leandro, CA;
brothers-in-law, Claude Wolfe, Minot, and Jerry (Nancy) Andrews, Sioux Falls, SD; sisters-in-law, Joyce Brossart, Scottsdale, AZ, and Marsha Brossart, Grand Forks, ND;
many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law; Joseph and Cunegunda Massine; brothers, Daniel, Tony, Raymond, and Tom Brossart; sister, Monica Devine; sisters-in-law, Irene Peters, Mary Wolfe, Margaret Brossart, Catherine Andrews and Phyllis Brossart; and grandson, Raymond Pena.
Funeral: Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, and Friday from 4:30 to 7 pm at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service: Friday at 5:30 p.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot.
Memorials: are preferred to Bishop Ryan Catholic School or ALS Association.
September 11, 1955 - July 20, 2014
Lynn Marie Ogaard was born September 11, 1955, the daughter of Raymond and Shirley (St. Michael) Ogaard, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. As a young child, she attended The Cathedral of Immaculate Conception School in Crookston, MN. In 1967, she moved with her family to Minot. She graduated from Minot High School in 1974.
Lynn Marie and Lynn Anthony were united in marriage August 29th 1975, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Minot, ND. They made their home in Minot, where they raised their three children, Eric, Heidi and Haylie. Lynn stayed at home with her children during their childhood. She devoted her time to their numerous concerts, sporting events, and family vacations. Her devotion to her children carried onto her grandkids, never skipping a beat. Lynn always showed her unconditional love with her beautiful smile. Baking, cuddling while watching Disney movies and water fights were a few of her favorite activities with her grandkids.
Lynn and Lynns passion was spending time at their cabin at Indian Hills on Lake Sakakawea. Their time together at the cabin was spent fishing and sitting out on their deck. Occasionally they would bring along the grandkids to tube or swim. Most of all Lynn was loved by her family; both immediate and extended. Her sisters Kim and Alison were never far from her heart and they made a point to see each other often. She also enjoyed her time helping her mother and father-in-law until her illness made it too difficult.
Lynn Marie and Lynn Anthony had a very loving and devoted marriage. After 39 years they both still had a sparkle in their eye when they looked at each other, and their love was evident to all who were in their lives. Holding hands, special looks and loving smiles, they were true soul mates.
She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot. Her faith in God was never ending, helping her during her battle.
Her loving family includes: husband of 39 years, Lynn, Minot; son, Eric (Nicole) Bertsch, Minot; daughters, Heidi (Nathan) Nordstrom, Minot, and Haylie Mahood, and her significant other, Chris Reinhard, Minot; grandchildren, Caitlyn Bertsch, Natalie Bertsch, Emily Bullinger, Cooper Nordstrom, Kaine Bertsch, Kendal Bertsch, and Malik Mahood; brothers, Kevin (Jennifer) Ogaard, Elgin, Illinois, and Jeff Ogaard and his companion, Karen Johnson, Port Orchard, WA; sisters, Kim Bolin, West Fargo, ND, and Alison (Bryan) Schmidt, Horace, ND;
mother-in-law, Philipina Penny Bertsch, Minot; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ronald (Marilyn) Bertsch, Lake Havasu, AZ, Debra New (Carlein Cloutier), Brooklyn Center, MN, Kelly (Colleen) Bertsch, Minot, Karri (John) Kurtzweil, Raleigh, NC, and Troy (Kristi) Bertsch, Minot; and Donna Ogaard, Alexandria, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lynn was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Howard Ogaard; and father-in-law, Sebastian Sy Bertsch.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, July 25, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service: Thursday at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
March 26, 1943 - July 20, 2014
Marie Garnett Welsch was born March 26, 1943, in Kenmare, ND. Marie was the youngest of five girls and sixth in a family of ten children born to Arthur and Garnet (Johnson) Brekhus, She was raised on the family farm located near Kenmare and attended schools in Kenmare.
Marie married Marvin Welsch in May of 1961, at St. Marys Cathedral in Fargo. They moved Parshall, ND, for a few years before moving to Minot, where they made their home. From this union, three children were born, Mark, Ann, and John.
Marie adored her six grandsons and loved the time she spent with all of them. She especially enjoyed spending time with them and others at their Lake Metigoshe home. Hunting turtles, fishing, chasing fireflies, and bon fires were a few of the things they liked to do. Fireworks on the 4th of July was a great time at the lake.
Maries career was taking care of kids. She started at Surrey School by helping in the classroom and ended at Surrey Schools as the food services director. She took great pride in her work and spoiled everyone with wonderful meals. Marie was even awarded special recognition for her breakfast program. In 1984, she was awarded the School Food Service Member of the Year. She tracked kids grades and progress to prove the importance of a balanced breakfast. She also loved her five mile walks at the lake and was known to turn up the volume when Elvis was singing.
She was a member of St. Leos Catholic Church in Minot.
Her loving family includes: husband of 53 years, Marvin, Surrey; sons, Mark (Becky) Welsch, Surrey, and John Welsch, Bismarck, ND; daughter, Ann (Richard) Breslin, Bismarck, ND; grandchildren, John (Liz Durham) Breslin, Shaun Welsch, Matthew Breslin, Jacob (Carly) Welsch, Don Welsch, and Doug Welsch; brothers, Steve (Janice) Brekhus, Kenmare, ND, and Milton (Jeannie) Brekhus, Kenmare, ND; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Janet Henderson, Dorothy Mello, Doris Kraft, and Geraldine Schuck; brothers, Art, Lyle, and Larry Brekhus.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, July 25, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Leos Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Vigil Prayer Service: Thursday at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
April 26, 1941 - July 20, 2014
Dianne was born on April 26, 1941, at Trinity Hospital in Minot the daughter of Oscar and Dorothy (Benson) Braaflat. She was raised four miles west of Plaza, ND and went to school in Plaza.
Dianne was united in marriage to Larry Hudson in 1958. The couple lived in Riverdale for six years where Dianne worked for the Army Corps of Engineers. They moved to Minot where they raised their three boys, Kevin, Kelly and Kasey. Diane worked for Trinity for 27 years in the business office and then ING where she later retired.
Dianne loved spending time with family, friends and her childrens friends. Many weekends were spent camping at the lake and at the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park where she enjoyed boating, fishing and hiking. Dianne absolutely loved the outdoors and was an avid gardener. Her front and back yard are beautiful flower gardens. She also loved animals and rescued many from the pet shelter. Dianne cherished her grandchildren with all her heart and was proud of all their accomplishments. Dianne truly loved life and will be dearly missed, especially the sound of her laughter.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Larry; sons, Kevin Hudson, Vernonia, OR, Kelly (Jessica) Hudson, Foxholm, ND, Kasey (Rochelle) Hudson, Minot; grandchildren, Kaden, Alexis and Guy Hudson; step-grandchildren, Lecia and Austin Hager; and sister, Yvonne (Robert) Lovdahl, Minot.
Dianne was preceded in by her parents, Oscar and Dorothy and her brothers, Duanne and Lavern Braaflat
Memorial Service: Friday, July 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.
Friends may sign a guest book Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
February 5, 1919 - July 20, 2014
Tillie was born February 5, 1919 in Drake, ND to Henry Lemer and Josephine (Zeigler) Lemer. She was raised on the family farm in McHenry County near Drake, ND.
She was united in marriage to Pius Wentz on November 20, 1939 in Orrin, ND. Pius and Tillie operated their farmstead in Pierce County until 1959. They moved to Balta, ND for a short period of time then onto Orrin, ND where they owned and operated the Grocery Store. In 1962 they moved to Minot where Tillie was employed at Sweetheart Bakery for 20 years. She retired in 1983. They moved from their home of 30 years to a condo on North Hill where Tillie resided after Piuss death in 1998. She later moved to Edgewood Vista in 2006, then to Trinity Nursing Home in 2010
Tillie was very devout in her faith to the Catholic Religion. Tillie and Pius were members of Little Flower Church for their life journey in Minot. She was caregiver for several years to her father in law, Valentine Wentz until his passing in 1957. She also raised her grandson, Kevin Sanders.
Tillie was the glue for her family. Their home was the centerpiece of all Holiday gatherings for 30 plus years. She made Christmas gatherings extra special. Tillie was an amazing cook coming from a German Russian heritage. Her specialties were Kuchen, canned pickles, beets, tomatoes, chokecherry jelly and chokecherry wine divine. Tillie was an avid and amazing gardener. Her backyard garden and flowers will be forever be embellished in our memories. There was nothing Tillie the Tool Time couldnt fix. She had her little workshop in her basement and you were not allowed to mess with her tools.
Tillie is preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter Judith Ann, granddaughter Anello Wentz, grandson Jacob Hubert; son in law Ray "Buzz" Hubert; sisters Anne (Frank) Bossert, Francis (Lawrence) Keller, brothers John (Mary) Lemer, Henry (Florence) Lemer, Matthew (Josephine) Lemer, Sebastian Lemer and two infant siblings Ludwig and Margareta.
Tillie is survived by her children; MaryAnn Hubert, Queensbury, NY , Ron (Maggie) Wentz, Marysville, WA, Anne (Warren) Trangsrud, Scottsdale, AZ, Gary (Ellen Brehmer) Wentz, Grand Forks, ND, Carol Moller, Minot and Dwight (Deb) Wentz, Minot, 21 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 3 until 7 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Vigil Prayer Service: Wednesday at 7 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot
Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:30 am at Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
February 1, 1977 - July 19, 2014
Troy Douglas Hall was born on February 1, 1977, a son of Douglas and Randi (Jesperson) Hall in Dickinson, ND. He was raised and educated in Dickinson, graduating from Dickinson High School in 1995. He attended Minot State University.
On June 15, 2007, Troy was united in marriage to Angela Froseth in Las Vegas, Nevada. They made their home in Minot, where Troy was employed at the Sleep Inn. Together they had a daughter, Hanna. They divorced in 2013.
Troy began working as a landman for Legacy Resources, Inc., which operates out of Bismarck. He most recently worked on land owner relations for Legacy Resources and its principal clients.
Troys happiest times were those spent with his daughter, Hanna. She was his pride and joy and the light of his life. He was a wonderful father. They enjoyed doing many activities together, like playing with dolls, Barbies, and having tea parties. They also loved camping with family at Devils Lake.
Troy was very active. He played pool league out of Sidekicks Lounge for the last ten years. His team took second in the Extravaganza Tournament last year, their best team accomplishment. Troy had many top three finishes in individual competitions. He made many friendships while playing pool. He learned to golf from his grandparents at a young age, and he had become an avid golfer. Fishing with his father and friends in his new boat was also a favorite pastime. He loved to watch hockey, especially the UND Fighting Sioux. Troy was a member of the Minot Moose Lodge, where he met many wonderful friends.
Troy is survived by:
Daughter: Hanna, Minot;
Parents: Douglas and Randi Hall, Minot;
Siblings: Stephanie (Eric) Sandberg, Grand Forks, ND and Erica (Travis) Graber, Rugby, ND;
Nephew and niece: Logan and Sydnee Sandberg, Grand Forks, ND;
Maternal grandparents: Norman and Bonnie Jesperson, Dickinson, ND;
Aunts and uncles: Brian (Jane) Jesperson, Bismarck, ND; Kent (Linette) Jesperson, Cheyenne, WY; Beth (Curt) Kainz, Galesburg, ND; Karlin (Roy) Teigland, Savage, MN; Diane Whiting, St. Charles, MO; Donald (Paulette) Hall, Liverpool, NY; Donna Hall, Fort Collins, CO; Debby (Eric) Stuhler, St. Charles, MO;
Numerous cousins also survive.
Troy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Guy and Virginia Hall, and an uncle, Jimmy Jesperson.
Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign a guest register on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5 until 7 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorial Service: Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:00 am at Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Burial: a private family committal service will take place at a later date.
October 13, 1931 - July 18, 2014
LaVern was born on October 13, 1931, in McHenry County, ND, the son of Reynold and Elsie Lillian (Schmidt) Schott. He was raised and educated in McLean County.
LaVern married Luvella Blumhagen on June 14, 1953, in Drake, ND. LaVern was once employed by Farmers Union and Cenex Oil in Minot and later worked in Great Falls, MT and in 1979, transferred to Williston where he retired in 1984. After his retirement he managed FM Parkway in Williston. Luvella passed away on October 17, 1998.
LaVern was an avid bowler while living in Williston and he was also a member of the Williston and Minot Moose Lodge.
Survivors: son, Lonnie Schott, Boise, ID; daughter, Laureen (Scott) Jacobson, Brookside, NJ; grandchildren, Andrew and Nadine Jacobson, Bookside, NJ; sister, Eunice Opozda, Garrison, ND; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and special friend, Carol Hanson, Kenmare, ND.
LaVern was preceded in death by his wife, Luvella, parents and brother, Alvin.
Funeral Service: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11 a.m. Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Visitation: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Burial will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday at Riverview Cemetery, Williston, ND
December 19, 1928 - July 16, 2014
Lyle was born on December 19, 1928, the son of Floyd and Carrie (Soderberg) Kilbourn on the homestead in Berthold. Lyle entered the United States Army on June 25, 1951, so his brother Dale would not have to serve. Lyle served during the Korean Conflict and was honorable discharged on June 24, 1954. After his discharge he returned to North Dakota and went to work for Nash Finch Co. and later retired in 1990. Lyle also farmed his family homestead.
Lyle married Sylvia Nelson on September 28, 1957, in Havre, MT. The couple made their home in rural Minot, then Des Lacs and back to Minot in 1980, where Lyle lived until his death.
He was a member of the VFW Club in Minot where he enjoyed playing bingo with Sylvia.
Lyle loved traveling around the United States to visit his children and grandchildren. He also loved his dogs Alexis and Oscar. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always concerned about everyone else in his family. He was fun to be with and at his age enjoyed flirting with the nurses at the cancer center.
His loving family includes; sons, Ed (Retta) Kilbourn, Oklee, MN, Steve (Lorie) Kilbourn, Burlington, ND and Duane (Julie) Kilbourn, Tucson, AZ; daughters, Laurie (Peter) LeCapitaine, Appleton, WI and Denise (Jeff) Nabozny, San Angelo, TX; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Lyle was preceded in death by wife, Sylvia, parents, infant daughters, Mary and Michelle, two infant granddaughters, Nikki and Shenette, infant grandson, Kellen and brother, Dale Kilbourn.
Lyles family would like to thank Dr. Pat and all the nurses for the special care they gave their father and grandfather.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. with Visitation one hour prior at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot
Mack, Anna Marie
June 27, 1926 - July 15, 2014
Anna Marie Schiele was born on June 27, 1926, a daughter of Ludwig and Katherine (Richter) Schiele at St. Josephs hospital in Minot, ND. She was raised and educated in Drake, ND, where she graduated from Drake High School in 1945. Anna furthered her education by attending Minot State Teachers College, where she earned her Standard Teaching Certificate.
On October 13, 1945, Anna Marie was united in marriage to Lawrence F. Mack at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Karlsruhe, ND. Following their marriage they made their home in a farm near Bergan, ND, where Anna taught in three country schools in McHenry County. In 1959, they moved to Minot, where she was an elementary school teacher at St. Leos Catholic School, Little Flower Catholic School, Perkett Elementary, and eventually retired from Sunnyside Elementary in 1986.
She enjoyed gardening, doll collecting, bell collecting, Bingo, her teacher luncheons, and most of all her grandchildren.
Anna was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Confraternity of Christian Mothers , Minot Teacher Retirement Association, 26th St SW Birthday Group, and Fraternal Order of Eagles, all of Minot.
Anna Marie is survived by:
Husband Lawrence F. Mack, Minot; daughters: Elaine (William) Burke,West Fargo, Carol Mack, Minot, Pamela (William) Degele, Velva; five grandchildren: Michelle Haman, Travis ( Bobbie) Burke, Kyle (Mallori)Aschenbrenner, Bryce (Jill) Aschenbrenner, Lynne Aschenbrenner ; six great-grandchildren: Amanda, Cody, Crysta, Hayden, Hadley, Gracelyn, two great-great grandchildren; Jordan and Stetson
Sisters: Elizabeth Volk, Minot, Magdaline (Anton) Mack, Karlsruhe, Rose Bischof, Minot;
Brothers: Henry (Lucille) Schiele, Minot, Jerome (Bernadine) Schiele, Minot, Michael (Ann) Schiele, Minot, Francis (Arlene) Schiele, Drake, Louie (Rita) Schiele, Velva; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Anna Marie was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Debbie Mack , sister Cecelia Kramer, infant brother Nicholas;
Visitation: Friday, July 18, 2014, from 3 until 6 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Vigil Prayer Service: Friday at 6 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral home Chapel, Minot
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot
Graveside Service: Saturday at 2 pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Karlsruhe, ND
July 14, 2014 - July 14, 2014
Isabella is survived by:
Loving parents, Daniel and Caroline Lemere, Minot;
Siblings: Cassandra, Aundraya, Bonnita, Ekira, Felicia, and Ganessa Lemere, all at home;
Paternal grandparents: Mary and Floyd Lemere, Minot;
Maternal grandmother Sheila Yarham, Longmont, CO
Aunts and uncles: Floyd (Charity) Lemere III and family, Mike (Brenda) Lemere and family, and Howard Lemere and family, Athena Yarham and family; Barbara Yarham and Family.
Isabella was preceded in death by her brother Dante Virgil Lemere, paternal great-grandmother Mildred Smith, maternal grandmother Bonnie Yarham and maternal grandfather William Yarham.
Private family services will take place.
January 27, 1922 - July 12, 2014
He was born to Alma and Julius in South Dakota on January 27, 1922. In 1925 they moved to Plaza North Dakota. He started school in a country schoolhouse. Julius opened the Farmers Union in 1933. Ozzie and his brothers worked at the station throughout high-school, driving gas trucks. Ozzie graduated from Plaza high school in 1939. He enjoyed telling stories about playing football. After high-school, he furthered his education by attending the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. In 1941, he went out west and worked at McDonald Douglas.
He returned to Plaza and enlisted in the Navy on October 2, 1942. Ozzie was honorably discharged in March 1946. He was proud of his service and a member of the Bangen-Moen post 119, serving as commander for 4 years & Post historian. He carried the flag at the July 20th celebrations and Memorial Day parades for many years.
On October 22, 1948, at Plaza, Ozzie was united in marriage to Opal Lyslo. Ozzie farmed and they raised their family in Plaza. In December 1959, he was appointed Postmaster and efficiently ran the post office until he retired on March 30, 1981. Ozzie continued to farm and we all have memories of learning to drive in the old grain trucks and picking rock. He retired from farming in 1985.
During retirement, Opal and Ozzie traveled, staying in Texas in the winter and at a Lake Metigoshe cabin during the summer months.
Ozzie had a lot of energy, he was very involved and committed to the community. He was a boy scout leader and several of his scouts made the rank of Eagle. They went to many campouts and jamborees. Ozzie was a member of the Fire Department for 31 years and was a member of the ambulance squad. He was church council chairman and instrumental in building the new church.
Ozzie always had time for fun and travel, his family has lots of good memories of road trips, camping, hunting, boating, water skiing, tobogganing around the streets of Plaza and many games of cards at family gatherings. He had a great sense of humor, loved a good joke and had many friends. Ozzie was always there for anyone who needed him. He was a wonderful man, who was always patient and a great example to many. He will be greatly missed by his family. And as Dad would say *Mange Tusen Takk" for being here today.
Those who shared in his life:
Wife, Opal Westgard; Daughters: Kyann(Joel) Schneider, Jan (Fidel)Rodriguez, Joy(Ronnie) Coote, Son, Clint(Linda) Westgard; Sisters LaVonne(Robert) Patten, Carol(Jeff) Evenson
Grandchildren Andrea Hendricks, Sara Welder, Brice Schneider, Vanessa Rincon, Garrett Rodriguez, Josie and Archie Coote, Sam and Leo Westgard
Allie and Jonah Welder, Olivia and Lucas Rincon
Ozzie was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Morris and Gene and Sister Helen, Sister-in-laws Josie and Phyliss, brother-in-law Hank Jorde
Funeral Service: Friday July 18, 2014 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Plaza.
Visitation: Friday, July 18, 2014 one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial: Saturday at 1:15 pm at Rosehill Memorial Park.
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