THOMPSON-LARSON FUNERAL DIRECTORS
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January 23, 1947 - April 21, 2014
Bonnie K. Swinger-----67, Minot, died Monday, April 21, 2014 in a Minot hospital.
Bonnie K. Heilman was born on January 23, 1947, a daughter of John and Ethel (Anderson) Heilman at St. Josephs Hospital in Minot, ND. She was raised and educated in Minot, where she graduated from High School in 1965.
Bonnie worked at the Speedway Restaurant as a server for several years, where she met many friends. Bonnie enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and dog Keebler.
Bonnie is survived by:
Son Eric, Minot;
Siblings: Pam Palumbo, Minot, Bruce Heilman, Minot, Kent (Jayne George) Heilman, Glenburn, Mary (Curt Slapnicka) Trondson, Minot; nieces and nephews: Todd (Dawn) Palumbo, Rebecca (Dustie) Olson, Rachel (Joe Klein) Trondson, Jacob Heliman, Caleb Heilman; great-nieces and great-nephews: Tucker Olson, Ally and Ella Weiskopf, Lily and Kate Palumbo;
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation: There will be no reviewal, however, friends may sign a guest book one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorial Service: Friday, April 25, 2014, at 11 am at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, Minot
Burial: A private family committal service will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in a form desired by friends.
July 10, 1929 - April 20, 2014
Donald Benge, 84, of Flaxton, ND, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at a Minot nursing home.
Donald David Benge was born July 10, 1929, to Henry and Violet (Whitmore) Benge at a hospital in Portal North Dakota. He attended eight years of country school in Dale Township. At the age of 16, he graduated from Flaxton High School in 1946. As a young child and adult, Donald worked on the family farm.
Donald married LaVerne Pautz in Bowbells, North Dakota, on June 6, 1954. During the winter months, he worked as a mechanic at a shop in Flaxton. During the 1960s, he started building kitchen cabinets for people in the area. In the early 1990's, Donald semi-retired from farming, but continued to help his son farm the land. A few years later, ill health forced him to retire. His son, Dennis and grandson, Dylan continue farming the land today.
Donald was a very soft-spoken man who enjoyed spending quality time with his family. On several occasions, the children and grandchildren asked his advice on mechanical issues, electrical problems, and building projects. With a warm smile, Donald always offered a helpful reply that would satisfy all.
Donald was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Flaxton where he was a Sunday school teacher for many years; served as Sunday school superintendent and was the church treasurer for more than 40 years. He also served on the Flaxton Fire District, Flaxton Cemetery Board, Flaxton Credit Union Board, Burke County Farmers Union, Flaxton School board member and president, Dale Township supervisor, and Flaxton Community Development Board.
He is survived by his wife, LaVerne of 59 years, Flaxton; son, Dennis, (Jodi) of Bowbells; daughters, LaDonna, (Kim) Erdmann of Goodrich, Laurel, (Terry) Wolkenhauer of Flaxton. Grandchildren include Jeremy, (Casey) Ragle; Sara Esterby; Robin (Audrey) Erdmann; Teri, (Justin) Nelson; Dena, (Jerrod) Bergstrom; Daniel, (Kelli) Erdmann; Karissa Erdmann, (fiance, Carter Gahner); and Dylan Benge. Twelve great-grandchildren survive.
Also a sister-in-law, Della Soiseth and husband Roger of Williston.
Several nieces and nephews survive.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Henry and Walter Ortlip; and one sister, Viola Ortlip Monson; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Gladys Pautz.
Funeral: Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Flaxton.
Interment: Flaxton Community Cemetery, Flaxton, ND.
Visitation: Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.
January 29, 1936 - April 14, 2014
Darrell Wayne Guenther, 78, Minot, ND, died April 14, 2014, at his residence in Minot.
Darrell was born in Dunn Center, Dunn County, North Dakota on January 29, 1936, a son of Ben A. and Velma (Menge) Guenther. He graduated from Beulah High School in Beulah, ND, in 1954. He enter the US Navy in 1955 and served for four years, being honorably discharged in 1959. He returned to Beulah and worked at the MDU power plant there and farmed his widowed sister Margys farm.
In 1961, he married Joan Freeman, a new teacher in Beulah. They moved to West Fargo, where he was a brand inspector. They lived in Bismarck for a short time before moving to Minot in 1963 where he worked for Mon-Dak Chemical before owning his own Gulf Oil station and later D and E Oil and later managing the auto center at JC Pennys for three years.
Darrell then started over the road driving for Farstad Oil and Werner Enterprises until his retirement. In his retirement he drove for Northland Bus driving for sporting events, school and tours. The highlight of his retirement was serving in the KHRT Horn of Plenty Ministry and teaching a Bible study in church.
Darrell was a member of First Baptist Church, Minot, where he was an usher and was a member of the XYZ group. He was a thirty year member of the Kiwanis, serving as vice-president, president and Lt. Governor.
Darrell will always be remembered by his humor, faithfulness, and love.
Darrell is survived by his wife, Joan, Minot, son, Daniel Wayne (Jennifer) Guenther, Big Sky, Montana, daughter, Heidi Lynn Helseth, three grandchildren; Brittany and Vance Zuck, Will Guenther; one great-granddaughter, Lilliana Grace; sister, Margy Zich, Bismarck, sister-in-law, Clarice Guenther, Colorado Springs, Colorado, brothers-in-law, Jesse (Kay) Freeman, Henderson, Nevada, Mike (Leslie) Freeman, Anacortes, Washington and sister-in-law Dianne Towner, East Haven, Connecticut; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben A. and Velma Guenther, brothers, Milton (Ella) Guenther, Ronald (Anne) Guenther and Wesley Guenther; sisters, Ione (Truman) Ferebee and Ina (George) Ferebee; brothers-in-law, Pat ONeil and Joseph Zich, and sister-in-law, Shirlie (Dr.Stu) Ramsdell.
Funeral will be on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Minot, ND
Visitation will be on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
Burial: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.
March 1, 1947 - April 14, 2014
Richard Juergens--------67, Minot, died Monday, April 14, 2014 in a Minot hospital.
Richard Myron Juergens was born on March 1, 1947, a son of Leo E. and Edna C. (Pederson) Juergens in Waterford Township near Minot AFB. He attended Glenburn School.
On June 28, 1969, Richard was united in marriage to Julie Kay Halvorson in Minot, ND. They made their home in Minot, where Richard worked for Minot Public Schools for 32 years, retiring in 2002. Together they enjoyed working Minot High School athletic events, and made many friends. Julie passed away October 26, 2004. Richard continued to live in Minot.
Richard enjoyed visiting with friends, over coffee or attending auction sales, and collecting antiques. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed.
He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Minot.
Richard is survived by: son, Kevin (Sarah) Juergens, Bismarck; daughter, Kari (Marlin) Thorson, Minot; grandchildren: Reagan Juergens, Paxton Juergens and Kaitlyn Thorson: brothers, Leo (Mary) Juergens, Minot, Curtis (Ruth) Juergens, Minot, Wes (Judy) Juergens, Surrey;sister-in-law, Jill (Earl) Fredericksen, New Town; nieces and nephews, Brenda (Wayne) Foster, Karla (Michael) Paurus, Rhonda (Wes) Maas, LeAnn (Kory) Alexander, Melissa (Alex) Baier, James (Becky) Fredericksen, Andrew Fredericksen; great- nieces and great-nephews, Danielle and Dustin Foster, Jennifer Eggen, Kamdyn Alexander, Hunter and Alyssa Baier, Kiefer, Miles, Skylee, and Savannah Fredericksen
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, wife.
Visitation: Saturday, April 19, 2014 from noon until 4pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot and Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral Service: Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:30 am at Christ Lutheran Church, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
June 28, 1916 - April 11, 2014
June Henrietta Keating, 97, who lived most of her life in Minot, died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Grand Rapids, MN, where she and her husband Irving moved in 1997. She was a member of the Westlie family who founded the Minot automobile dealership, and the wife of the founder of I. Keating Furniture World.
She was born June 28, 1916, in Parshall, ND, the daughter of Henry H. and Ellen (Nelson) Westlie. She moved with her family to Minot in 1921 when Westlie Motor Company was established. Raised in Minot, she graduated in 1934 from Minot High School. She attended the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, earning a degree in the field of medical technology. She returned to Minot and worked in the laboratory at Trinity Hospital.
She married Irv Keating on Jan. 22, 1940. They made their home in Minot where they raised their children and were involved in a number of community activities. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and a volunteer at the Minot YWCA and the Minot Vocational Workshop, now known as KALIX. She played bridge, and with her husband, participated in events at the Minot Country Club. She enjoyed a wide range of music, including opera, the work of Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, and the gospel music of Elvis Presley. She was a member of the Minot Symphony Association.
June was a smart, stylish, and down to earth woman. She drew much joy from tending her flower garden and hiking Minots pathways, especially Oak Park. She and her husband did some travelling in the United States and abroad before moving to Grand Rapids.
She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Irving; daughter, Kim Keating, Grand Rapids; sons, Gordon (Marlyn), Seattle, Robert (Jill), Oceanside, CA, Bruce (Toni) and Pat, all Minot; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, James (Maidie), of Minot and Scottsdale, AZ; a sister-in-law, Carol Westlie, Seattle; nieces, Tiffany (Miles) Pondelik, New York City, and Mary Ellen Westlie, Littleton, CO; nephews, Todd (Rita) Westlie, Palm Desert, CA, John Westlie, Burlington, and Mark Westlie, Minot.
Funeral: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 pm, Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Visitation: Wednesday, 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to Kalix or to the donors choice.
A memorial service at Grand Rapids will follow later in the spring.
September 12, 1951 - April 10, 2014
Donna Jean Selzler, 62, Minot, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 in a Minot Medical Center.
Donna Jean Selzler was born on September 12, 1951, at St. Josephs Hospital in Minot, ND the daughter of John and Phyllis (Schiff) Selzler. She was reared and educated in Velva and moved to Minot after her high school graduation. She was once married to Rick Zietz. While living in Minot, she worked at Motor Services, owned and operated M & E Transfers and for the last 12 years worked at Ryan Chevrolet.
Her sister, Deanne has been a great help to Donna during the last year, while she has been sick.
Survivors: father, John Selzler, Velva; brothers, Tim (Kim) Selzler, Velva, ND, Tom (Wanda) Selzler, Bismarck, ND, Tony (Claudie) Selzler, Velva, Ted (Roxanne) Selzler, Velva, Terry Selzler, Bismarck, ND, Tracy (Sandy) Selzler, Velva, Troy Selzler, Grand Forks, ND, and John (Alison) Selzler, Sarsota, Florida; sisters, Deanne (Larry) Sullivan, Houston, Texas, Robin (Barry) Deschamp, Westhope, ND, Jeannie (Tim) Haas, Hutchinson, MN, Mariann (Doug) Krick, Bismarck and Susan (Mike) Blair, Bismarck; brother-in-law, Ken Lill, Fergus Fall, MN. A number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis (Schiff) Selzler, step-mother, Pat Henjum Selzler, sister, Bonita (Selzler) Lill, brother, baby Terry, nephew, Colin Blair, sister-in-law, Madonna Selzler; friend of many years and life partner, Gerard Erickson.
Memorial Service: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
There will be no reviewal, but friends may sign a register book one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be private.
February 26, 1922 - April 9, 2014
Anneliese Dreier: age 92, of Lynd, passed away at Avera Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Anneliese Hildegard was born to Friedrich and Olga (Bock) Winkler on February 26, 1922 in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
On September 2, 1948, Anneliese was united in marriage to Frederick Dreier in Furth, Germany. They lived in Minot, North Dakota until 1966 when they moved to Queens, New York. Anneliese was a medical secretary at the Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, NY. They retired 1981 and then moved to Marshall to be closer to their family. Fred died in 1996 and Anneliese moved back to Minot and lived there until 2013 when she entered the Balaton Nursing Home. The love of her life was her family.
Enjoyments included reading and movies.
She is survived by her four children, Shirley (Roland) Winter of Lynd, MN, Frederick (Lynn) Dreier of Mahopac, NY, Steven Dreier of Elmhurst, NY and Maureen Keimig (honorary son-in-law, Bob Schwoch) of Marshall; son-in-law, Jim Soltis, Minot, ND; ten grandchildren, Lea Vilasi, Jon Keating, Amy Aiken, Shane Soltis, Travis Soltis, Stephanie Beals, Bradley Winter, Lisa Winter- Das, Christopher Dreier and Renate Keimig; also many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred; daughters, Renate Keating and Helga Soltis; and sister, Antoine Toni Bock.
Blessed be the memory of Anneliese Dreier.
Funeral service will be 5:00 P.M. Monday, April 14th at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Marshall, MN. Visitation will be one hour to the service.
Second service will be 10 A.M. Thursday, April 17th at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home in Minot.
Burial will be in the Rosehill Memorial Park in Minot, ND.
July 29, 1971 - April 9, 2014
Jeff A. Bloms, 42, Minot, formerly of Glenburn, ND, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Trinity Homes in Minot.
Jeffrey Allen Bloms was born July 29, 1971, the son of Richard and Sandra (Hansen) Bloms, in Minot, ND. He was raised and educated in Glenburn and attended Glenburn High School. As a young adult, Jeff assisted his parents with the operation of the family farm. He loved farming and raising cattle.
He then worked at a sport shop in Kenmare for a time and later worked at Central Machining and Pump in Minot until January of 1999, when he was involved in a snowmobile accident.
Following the accident, Jeff resided at Accessible Space in Minot, where he made of lot of friends and resided for several years, with his little dog, Foxy.
He enjoyed watching NASCAR and collecting Earnhardt memorabilia, model Corvettes and model race cars. He also enjoyed welding, shop work, customizing Chevy trucks, hunting and fishing.
Surviving family includes: parents, Richard and Sandra, Glenburn; brothers, Mitch Bloms, Bismarck, and Brian Bloms, Glenburn; nephew, Ryder Bloms; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jeff is preceded in death by his brother, Richie Bloms; maternal grandparents, Haven and Ardyce Hansen and paternal grandparents, Alex and Clara Bloms.
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Tuesday at 1:00 pm at St. Philomenas Catholic Cemetery, Glenburn.
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.
February 26, 1954 - April 2, 2014
Wayne Ness, 60, Bowbells, ND, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in his home.
Wayne, the son of Hanford and Alice (Hagen) Ness was born on February 26, 1954. Wayne was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Bowbells, ND. He graduated from Bowbells High School in 1973. While in high school, he was a football player and enjoyed riding his motor bike. After high school he worked for numerous building contractors in Minot and Williston. After several years he started his own business in Bowbells. His work included both remodeling and new construction.
Around 1990, Wayne also began farming with his father at the family homestead northwest of Lignite, ND. When his father retired from farming, Wayne continued farming until just a few years ago.
Wayne loved to be outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. His favorite past-time was riding his motor cycle. He made numerous trips to Glacier National Park and to visit his brothers family in Montana. He looked forward to the Sturgis Bike Rally and had many stories he shared about his travels to the rally. He took trips to Colorado and spent time with his friends that were scattered throughout the west.
For a number of years Wayne always had some type of critter living in his house. Sometimes it was a mink, a rat or a ferret. Later on he seemed to have a fondness for cats or kittens.
Wayne leaves family members, nephews, Trevor Ness, Williston, ND; Travis Ness, Washington and Shane Lockwood, Williston; ND; a brother in law Ed Lockwood, Bismarck, ND; Aunts, Mabel Falck, Lignite, Mary Hagen, Beulah, Phylis Hagen, Northwood, Arlene Clark, Newberg, OR, and Fern Ness, Minot. He also leaves numerous cousins and friends.
He is preceded in death by: His parents Hanford and Alice; bother Dennis; sister in law Thelma; and sister Linda.
Memorial Service: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bowbells, ND
Visitation: one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial will be private at the Bowbells Cemetery, Bowbells, ND.
August 4, 1921 - April 2, 2014
Merna Schultz, 92, Minot, ND, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Trinity Hospital, Minot, ND.
Merna M. Schaffer was born on August 4, 1921, in Des Lacs, ND, a daughter of Fred and Beulah (Herring) Schaffer. She was raised and educated in Des Lacs, ND, and later graduated from Des Lacs High School. Merna was united in marriage to Fred Schultz in 1940, in Glasgow, MT. The couple made their home in Minot, where Merna sold jewelry and raised her three sons. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge and the Railroad Museum all of Minot. Merna enjoyed working with leather, bowling and riding motorcycle with her husband Fred.
Those Most Honored To Share In Her Life
Sons, Paul (Noell) Schultz, Madison, WI, Burl Schultz (Sheila), Sierra Vista, AZ and Fred (Lisa) Schultz, Florence, AZ; grandchildren, Fiona, Elodie, Elizabeth, Michelle, Cody and Matthew, eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Merna was preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred who died in 2002; two sisters and one brother.
Memorial Service will be on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Homes, Minot, ND. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Trinity Homes.
June 2, 1982 - April 2, 2014
Lindsey Anderson-----31, Granville, died Tuesday, April 2, 2014 in a Minot hospital.
Lindsey was born on June 2, 1982, a daughter of Tim and Esther (Schimetz) Anderson in Minot, ND. Lindsey was raised and educated in Devils Lake, ND, and graduated from Loveland High School in Colorado in 2001. She furthered her education by attending the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Sociology in 2010. While in Greeley, Lindsey headed up a coat drive to aid Somalian Refugees in 2009.
Following her graduation, she moved with her son McKie, who was born in 2006, to North Dakota to be closer to family. While in Minot, Lindsey worked for Rehab Services of Minot. In June of 2012, daughter Meelah was born.
Lindsey met Gary Badwound in 2011, in Granville, and they were engaged be married. Together they made their home in Granville, where they raised their family.
She is survived by:
Children: McKie Anderson and Meelah Badwound;
Fiancée: Gary Badwound, Granville
Mother and step-father: Esther (Anthony) Cole, Thompson, ND
Father and step-mother: Tim (Cindy) Anderson, Granville, ND;
Siblings: Dylan (Sara) Anderson, Thompson, ND, Nicole (Erik) Espeseth, Towner, ND, Toniel (Christopher) Beebe, Loveland, CO;
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Lindsey was preceded in death by her grandparents Donald and Norma Anderson, and Mike and Marvel Schimetz, , uncles Pete Schimetz, Bruce Beeter and David Vogel, and a cousin Desiree Vogel.
Visitation: Monday, April 7, 2014, from 2 until 7 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot with a prayer service at 7 in the chapel.
Funeral Service: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 2 pm at Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
April 30, 1917 - April 2, 2014
Helen Hammond, 96, of Minot, ND died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Kenmare Community Hospital in Kenmare, ND.
Helen was born April 30, 1917 in Lincoln, NE. to George and Anna (Giesick) Benner of Lincoln, NE (they were Germans from Russia)
Helen grew up in a Germans from Russia neighborhood of Lincoln, NE. where she completed her primary and secondary education, and then graduated from the Lincoln Secretarial School. Helen enjoyed employment in the loan department of a Lincoln Bank. She met her husband, Elliott O. Hammond one evening at a local community dance and they were married in Lincoln, on November 16, 1940. The couple moved to Florida and South Carolina where Elliott attended flight school. He joined the Navy in 1942, and when Elliot was stationed in the Aleutian Islands, Helen returned home to Lincoln to live with her parents.
When Elliott returned after WWII, he took a job with the Federal Aviation Administration. This job moved them to Romulus MI, Wausau WI, and Bloomington MN where their two sons grew up. The couple retired to Sorrento, ME. in 1972, and built a log home on Flanders Bay. They enjoyed riding motorcycle, golfing, and visiting with family and friends. Elliott played in a Big Band and Helen enjoyed dancing. Helen also became quite proficient in oil painting and enjoyed a weekly painting lesson and luncheon with artistic friends. Helen was happiest surrounded by family. She dearly loved her visits to Lincoln, NE spending time with her sisters and their families. Elliotts nephew Robert, and his wife Linda and two daughters were great company in Maine.
One of the highlights of Helens later years was seeing her grandson, Chad, born. The last ten years of her life were spent at Edgewood Vista in Minot. Helen dearly loved living there. She participated in most of the activities, and loved to dance when musical ensembles would play. Helen greatly enjoyed attending worship at Vincent United Methodist church, and going out to eat Chinese afterwards with family. When Wylie and Kathy moved, her grandson, Chad, continued to accompany her to church on Sunday mornings and to lunch. Helen valued her time with her grandson very much.
Four years ago Helen had the opportunity to hold one of her great granddaughters, Willow, and she was thrilled.
Helen was a member of the Zion Community Church of Christ in Lincoln, NE.
Those Who Shared In Her Life: Wylie (Kathy) Hammond of Bowbells, ND, Elliott (Ann) Hammond of North Sioux City, SD, Four Grandchildren, Alexandra (Andrew)Norris of CT, Alyssia (Chris) Cursi of NY, Lucas (Katie) Hammond of Birmingham, AL, Chad (Brooke) Hammond of Portland, OR and two great granddaughters
Willow Cursi and Josie Hammond, one sister Elaine Siefert of Lincoln, NE
And many nephews and nieces whom she loved very much.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Elliott Hammond (July 9, 1999),
four brothers and two sisters.
Visitation: Monday, April 7, 2014 one hour prior to the service at Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot
Funeral Service: Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2 pm at Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot
Burial: will take place at a later date at the York Cemetery, Sullivan, Maine.
November 10, 1925 - April 1, 2014
Claus Sevland----------88, Minot, died Tuesday, April 01, 2014 in a Minot nursing home.
Claus was born on November 10, 1925, a son of Ludvig and Louisa (Tanjerd) Sevland on the family farm north of Granville, ND. He was raised and educated in the Granville area.
On November 4, 1950, Claus was united in marriage to Dollie Mae Wagar in Fairview, MT. They lived on the Sevland Homestead near Granville, ND for over 40 years. Following retirement, they moved to rural Minot. Dollie, his wife of 61 years, passed away on July 27, 2012. Claus continued to live in Minot.
Claus spent most of his time over the years working outside or in his shop. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle, and gathering eggs from his chickens, working with his team of horses, Pat and Beauty, and most of his time gardening with his wife. Claus was also very talented with woodworking and had a huge passion for collecting antiques. He drove the Granville school bus for many years, enjoyed taking his family on wagon trains, fishing trips and was also proud to work at Minot Livestock for numerous years. Claus was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, neighbor and friend. He will be missed by all that knew him.
Claus is survived by; sons Lewey Sevland, Minot, ND; Willy Sevland, Granville, ND; daughter Lois Sevland Frey, Minot, ND; grandchildren Jeanie (Jerry) Steen, Jon (Heather) Sevland, Jerry (Chasity) Sevland, Jeffrey Sevland, Jacob Sevland-Voight, Jackie Sevland-Voight, James Voight, Dustin Frey , Lynsey Frey; great-grandchildren Jasper Steen, Taylor and Hunter Sevland, Dazey, Hennie, Rovina, Freya, and Viola Sevland; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Wagar and Audrey Hanson: numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Claus was preceded in death by his parents Ludvig and Louisa, wife Dollie, two brothers Olav and his wife Gladys, Harold and his wife Betty and second wife Sheri, sister Astri and her husband Chester Iverson, and mother and father-in-law Wolford and Edith Wagar; other-in-laws: Orville Wagar, Alfred (Viola) Isakson, Art (Mildred) Rasch, Gay Hanson, and a niece Donyta Rasch Barker;
Visitation: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 3-7 at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot and Saturday from noon until service time at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot
Memorial Gathering: Following the graveside service everyone is invited to join the family for lunch and fellowship at the Granville Community Center from 5 pm - 7 pm
October 23, 1946 - March 31, 2014
Linda Schwandt, 67, died March 31, 2014 after a battle with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
Linda Kay Molvik was born October 23, 1946 in Williston, ND, daughter of Ragnvald and Jennie (Gaasland) Molvik. She attended school in Grenora, ND and graduated in 1964. She then attended Minot State College and graduated in May of 1968 with a degree in Elementary Education.
Linda was united in marriage to Rod Schwandt on May 25, 1968 in Grenora. This union was blessed with 3 boys, Steve in 1971, Ryan in 1974 and Kyle in 1982. Following her first year of teaching at Wolford, ND, she returned to Minot- moving to Burlington in 1970. She then taught at North Plains (Minot Air Force Base), Jefferson, Longfellow, Roosevelt, and Bel Air schools in Minot. She retired in 2005 but continued to stay involved in the classroom by testing elementary students in many towns in northwest North Dakota.
Linda loved her family, friends and yard. She could often be found working with the flowers in her yard and resting on the deck enjoying her ice tea.
Her loving family includes her husband of 46 years, Rod, Burlington, ND, and their three sons; Steve (Deb), Fargo, ND, Ryan (Cindy), Burlington, ND, and Kyle, Fargo, ND. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren; Austin, Jamestown, ND, Michael and Matthew, Fargo, ND, and Paige, Burlington, ND. She also leaves behind three sisters; Evelyn (Clarence) Wientjes, Centralla, WA, Marion (Gerald) Rasmussen, Grenora, ND, and Ruth (Arden) Wigness, Fortuna, ND, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ragnvald and Jennie Molvik, brothers-in-law Arden Wigness, Fortuna, ND, and Gerald Rasmussen, Grenora, ND, as well as sisters-in-law Peg Schwandt, Fargo, ND, and Renee Schwandt, Fargo, ND.
Visitation: Friday, April 4, 2014, from 2 until 7 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Vigil Prayer Service: Friday, April 4, 2014, at 7 pm in Thompson Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 11 am at St. Marys Catholic Church, Foxholm, ND
Burial: Saturday at 2 pm at Burlington Community Cemetery, Burlington, ND.
August 2, 1925 - March 30, 2014
Andrew Desjarlais, 88, Harvey, ND, formerly of Minot, ND, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, at St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey.
Andrew A. Desjarlais was born August 2, 1925, the son of Patrick and Roselie (St. Germain) Desjarlais, in Belcourt, ND. He was raised and educated in St. John, ND, and was a proud member of the Turtle Mountain band of Chippewa Indians.
Andrew met the love of his life, Emma S. Bercier and they were united in marriage November 26, 1946, in St. John, ND. From this union, four daughters were born. They made their home in St. John until 1948, when they moved to Williston. Andrew began his career with the Great Northern Railroad, now known as the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad, in 1955. He transferred with the railroad to Minot in 1958, and retired as a carman welder in 1985. During this time, he also worked at Minot Wrecking and Salvage and took great pride in welding the distinctive ornate fence surrounding that property now. Following his retirement, he and Emma continued to reside in Minot until the 2011 flood, when they moved to Harvey, ND.
He was an avid hunter and fishermen, he loved tinkering in his garage and working around their home.
He was a faithful member of the St. Leos Catholic Church of Minot until the last flood forced them to move to Harvey. He always spoke of how he missed Minot and wanted to move back to the community he loved so much.
The family would like to thank St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey for all the love and care they provided, and for keeping us informed about his condition. We would also like to thank Lewellyn Tewksbury of Harvey for all the love, companionship, and care that he showed during our fathers last months; sister Merriam for her daily visits & prayers; and all the caregivers and providers that supported him.
Surviving family includes: wife of 67 years, Emma, Jamestown, ND; daughters, Betty Lou (Everette) Waller, Torrington, WY, Sandy Onstad, Albany, MN, and Donna (Kevin) Crump, Niceville, FL; grandchildren, Christopher and Brad Waller, and Wendy Pontarolo; Sherry and Angel Onstad; Michael and Josh Hanes; and Andrew Schumacher; 12 great-grandchildren; and his constant companion his toy poodle Brandy whom he loved dearly.
Andrew was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral: Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leos Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Wednesday from 4 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: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Aloisius Medical Center in Harvey in memory of Andrew.
February 28, 1934 - March 26, 2014
Patricia Rynestad, 80, Burlington, ND, formerly of East Grand Forks, MN, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in a Minot hospital.
Patricia Louise Hill was born February 28, 1934, the daughter of Orville and Madonna (Dixon) Hill, in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. She was raised and educated in East Grand Forks, graduating from Sacred Heart Catholic School in 1952.
Pat married Lloyd T. Rynestad April 17, 1954, in East Grand Forks, MN. They made their home in East Grand Forks, MN, where they resided until moving to Minot in 1961. They later moved to Burlington in 1966, where she worked at Dakota Boys Ranch for 32 years. She retired in December of 2000. In 2011, they moved to Minot and resided at Somerset Court. Lloyd passed away March 22, 2012.
Following her husbands death, she continued to reside at Somerset Court.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and mother-in-law, who enjoyed watching old movies, old country music, sweets, Wheel of Fortune, reading tabloids, dancing, shopping, collecting Coke products, and was known for her wonderful sense of humor.
Patricia will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.
A special thank you to the staff and residents at Somerset Court and Trinity Hospitals 5th Floor nursing staff for the loving care given to our mother.
Her loving family includes: children, Vicki (Rob) Reiner, Burlington, Kerry (Ron) Stafford, Minot, Dirk (Jeana) Rynestad, Burlington, and Todd (Rene) Rynestad, Catlett, VA; and a grandson she helped raise as her son, Travis (Shirly) Rynestad, Burlington, ND; grandchildren, Ryan Stafford; Amanda (Cody) Muscha, and Britta Rynestad (Silas Sneed) and Logan Rynestad; and Basil, Sadie, and Caden Rynestad; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Jersey Rynestad, Katrina, Teverell, and Trisha Billadeau, Ryder Stafford, and Maddox Sneed; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 57 years, Lloyd; sister, Jeri Hortian; brothers, Ronald and Richard Hill.
Memorial Service: Monday, March 31, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Interment: Burlington Township Cemetery, Burlington, ND, at a later date.
Visitation: There will be no reviewal, but friends may sign the register book on Sunday from1 pm to 5 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
October 19, 1922 - March 26, 2014
Sylvia Lucille Evenson, 91, Kenmare, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in a Kenmare hospital.
Sylvia was born on October 19, 1922, in Kenaston, ND, the daughter of Cecil (Della) Westlake. She was raised and educated in Kenmare graduated from Kenmare High School in 1940. Sylvia worked as a welder at the shipyards in Tacoma, WA. Sylvia and Warren eloped to Montana and were united in marriage on March 21, 1946. The couple returned to Kenmare where Sylvia worked as a sales clerk at Schiefer and Carlson Drug Store and later as a sales clerk at Kenmare Clothing.
Sylvia was a member of the United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Church Women, Kenmare VFW Auxiliary where she served as past president and secretary, Royal Neighbors where she held several offices and the Kenmare Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors: daughter, Connie (Michael) Bennett, Kenmare; grandchildren, Casey Bennett, Kenmare, Christopher Bennett, Elliot City, MD and Corey Bennett, Yokota, Japan; great-grandchildren, William and Sasha Bennett, Kenmare and Sophia and Grace Bennett, Yokota, Japan; brother, Richard Westlake, Minot; sister, Joyce Westlake, Kenmare and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sylvia is preceded in death by her husband, Warren; son, Curtis Evenson; parents, Cecil and Della Westlake; sisters, Fern Yale, and Eva Hass; brothers, Joseph Westlake and John Westlake.
In lieu of flowers memorial are preferred to Meals on Wheels or to the Donors Choice.
Funeral Service: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Kenmare.
Visitation: one hour prior
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare. Burial will take place in the spring of 2014.
October 4, 1919 - March 26, 2014
Gladys Marie Pederson, 94, Minot, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at a Minot hospital.
Gladys was born on October 4, 1919, in Tioga, ND, the daughter of Otto and Emma Moe. She was raised and educated in Tioga. Gladys was united in marriage to Axel Pederson in 1951 in Spokane, WA. The couple made their home in Minot where Gladys worked various jobs after Axels untimely death in 1972.
Gladys was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
Survivors: Son, Gary (Jackie) Cyrus, Minot; sisters-in-law, Ruth Moe, Minot and Lavern Moe, Fessenden, ND. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband; Axel; daughter, Carol Murfin; brothers, Joseph, Clarence, Arnold, Herman, Elmer, Russell, Melvin, Willard, Leonard, Leland, Burnette, Donald and Lester Moe; sisters, Pearl Jorstad, Myrtle Norton, Betty Luetzen, Helen Fjelds and three siblings who died in infancy.
Visitation: Friday, March 28, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. with prayers at 2:30 p.m. all at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
January 3, 1936 - March 22, 2014
Deloris Marie Johnson, 78, Minot, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna, MN. She was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in May of 2012. Although she endured many challenges with her illness, she maintained a sense of humor along with a positive attitude.
Deloris Marie Norgard was born January 3, 1936 to Orvel and Olga (Thompson) Norgard in Bruce, South Dakota. She remained in Bruce, SD, until the age of six, when her family relocated to Hartland, North Dakota. She was raised and attended school in Hartland. Her high school years were completed at Berthold High School where she graduated in the class of 1954.
Following high school, Deloris attended Minot Business College. Her years of working for George Van Eckhout Farm Equipment as an accountant were memorable years. Deloris enjoyed the world of business and in 1958, became an employee at Sweetheart Bakery. She married the late Robert Johnson on July 21, 1959. They were married 51 years.
Deloris was a devoted wife and mother to her family. Her days as a stay at home mom were filled with baking, sewing, quilting and enjoying her children and their friends. Music was very much of her life, her mother being a pianist. It was not unusual on an evening or holiday for the neighbors to gather with their instruments at the house for a night of music and laughter. Deloris loved playing her clavinova, accordion, and listening to records on the stereo. She and Robert like to have fun. They loved to dance and enjoyed attending festivals in the park, as well and the brass band concerts at Minot State University. The Norsk Hostfest event was never missed. She and her family loved camping with friends at Lake Sakakawea and in Canada. Deloris and her husband enjoyed many travels taking them to 46 different states including Hawaii. In 1998, she and her daughter traveled to Europe seeing 7 different countries.
Deloris truly had a heart for service and compassion. After her children were raised she returned to college. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1988 from Trinity School of Nursing in Minot, ND. Her nursing career was fulfilled caring for the many residents at Trinity Nursing Home.
Deloris was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she participated in church activities serving as an Altar Guild and helping at the lutefisk dinners.
Surviving family includes: children, Denise Johnson, Rochester, MN, and Wayne Johnson, Minot; niece, Rose Dukes, Columbia, SC and several cousins.
Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; parents, Orvel and Olga Norgard; brothers, Ornell Norgard, Herbert Norgard and Loren Norgard; infant sister, Helen Norgard and nephew, Henry Norgard.
Funeral: Friday, March 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Thursday from 4p.m. to 7 p.m. p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials preferred to Donors Choice.
August 7, 1932 - March 22, 2014
Gloria Moen, 81, Kenmare, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 in a Minot hospital.
Gloria Ann David was born on August 7, 1932, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Ruhman) David in Foley, MN. She was raised and educated in Foley, graduating from Foley High School in 1950. Following graduation, she worked for Twin City Arsenal as a bullet inspector during the Korean War. She later worked for Fingerhut Manufacturing.
On June 27, 1960, Gloria was united in marriage to Merton E. Moen. They lived in Stanley until the 1960s, when they moved to Kenmare. Along with raising the couples three daughters, Gloria assisted Merton in the operations of Merts Inn for over 20 years, retiring in 1984. She then went to work for the Kenmare Hospital until 2003. Merton died June 27, 2003. She continued to live in Kenmare.
Gloria was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Kenmare, where she was active in the St. Jude Circle and Ladies group and the Womans Golf League, serving as secretary/treasurer for several years.
Gloria is survived by:
Daughters: Eileen (Gerry) Helmers, Kenmare, Elaine Bauer, Kenmare, and Valerie (Mike Roche) Moen, St. Petersburg, Fl; five grandchildren: Blair Helmers, Kenmare, Zack Helmers, Bismarck, Cole Bauer, Minneapolis, MN, Lisa (Paxton) Perlichek, Kenmare and Kiah Bauer, Kenmare;
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, husband Merton, sons-in-law Todd Helmers and Steve Bauer, and three brothers Wallace (Bernice) David, Clyde (Zilla) David, Ralph David; two sisters: Bernadine (Joe) Koskoski, Margaret (Orvin) Johnson
Visitation: Wednesday, march 26, 2014 from 4-6 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare
Vigil Prayer Service: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 5 pm at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare CHANGE OF TIME FOR THE VIGIL PRAYER SERVICE TO 5 P.M.
Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10 am at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Kenmare
Burial: At a later date in spring at St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Kenmare.
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