Our Obituaries

Andrew "Andy" Grossnickle

November 29, 1983 - December 30, 2016

Andy Scott Grossnickle, 33, of West Fargo, ND, died Friday, December 30, 2016, in Jackson Hole, WY, from injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident. Andy was born November 29, 1983 in Fargo, ND the son of Charles & Janice (Olson) Grossnickle. He was raised in West Fargo and graduated from West Fargo High School in 2002. Andy cooked for a time at the Speedway in West Fargo and Culvers in...
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Jeanene L. Rudolph-Zebley

October 23, 1946 - December 25, 2016

Jeanene Rudolph-Zebley, 70, Fargo, ND died Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Vibra Hospital, Fargo. Jeanene Lee Rudolph-Zebley was born October 23, 1946 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Samuel and Ruth Jean (Tendick) Crandall. The family lived in Fergus Falls, later in Bemidji and in Colorado. She attended high school in Colorado and graduated from the Lidgerwood, ND high school. Jeanene...
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Robert A. Olson

August 28, 1943 - December 24, 2016

Robert A. Olson, 73, Horace, ND died on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Essentia Hospital, Fargo. Robert was born August 28, 1943, in LaCrosse, WI, to Robert E. and Leona (Severson) Olson. He was raised on a dairy farm and as a youngster, the family moved to Minneapolis where he graduated from Roosevelt High in 1962. Bob continued his education at the Minnesota School of Business in...
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Dorothy Hanson

April 20, 1938 - December 21, 2016

Dorothy Hanson, 78, Fargo, ND died on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo, ND. Dorothy Ann Thompson was born to Lincoln and Clara (Gehrig) Thompson on April 20, 1938. She graduated from Barnesville High School. She married Harley Ishaug. They lived in Minneapolis and Glyndon, MN, before settling in the Baker, MN, area. She moved to Moorhead and later to Fargo....
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Deborah Ann Boyson

March 2, 1956 - December 15, 2016

Deborah A. Boyson, 60, Fargo, ND died on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Villa Maria Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held at Villa Maria Nursing Home on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at12:30 PM. Burial was held at Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead, MN.
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Richard Moody

November 6, 1938 - December 15, 2016

Richard L. Moody, 78 of West Fargo, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. Richard was born on November 6, 1938 in Modoc, Kansas to Leonard and Helen (Taton) Moody. He attended schools in various areas including North and South Dakota. He was honorably discharged from the US Air Force in 1960. On November 16, 1963, he married Jo Ann Zoeller in Mott,...
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Lucille "Lucy" Leno

March 30, 1921 - December 14, 2016

Lucille F. Leno passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Viking Manor in Ulen, MN. Lucille "Lucy" was born on the family farm near Borup, MN to Frank and Mary (Zimmerman) Fahrlander on March 30, 1921. The family moved to Felton, MN when Lucy was 5 years old. On January 30, 1940 she married Lloyd Lofgren of Hitterdal, MN. Together they had 6 children; but later divorced. ...
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John Gustofson

April 26, 1944 - December 12, 2016

John Gustofson, 72, of West Fargo, ND, died Monday, December 12, 2016, at the Veterans Hospital in Fargo. John Gustofson was born April 26, 1944, in Proctor, MN to Carl and Olivia (Larson) Gustofson. He graduated from Proctor High School. He entered the Army on June 16, 1965. Following discharge in 1967 he began his career with Target. His work with Target took him from Duluth to Minot and...
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Frank Sattler

July 9, 1919 - December 11, 2016

Frank Sattler, 97, passed away on December 11, 2016. Frank was born to Clara and John Sattler on a farm near Rugby, ND on July 9, 1919. He attended school in Rugby until 7th grade and then worked on the family farm. Frank worked as part of the Civil Service rebuilding of Pearl Harbor. On September 2nd, 1947 he was united in marriage to Ramona Whitman. Frank worked various jobs when he...
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Beverly Levin

October 4, 1925 - December 11, 2016

Beverly E. Levin of Fargo, ND, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo. Beverly Ethelyn Nedrebo was born October 4, 1925 in Fargo, ND, and raised on a farm near Gardner, ND with her parents, Bennie and Jennie Nedrebo. She graduated from Gardner High School where she played basketball. After graduation, Beverly worked for Rigg's Optical Co and later Dakota...
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Donald Heuer

April 15, 1918 - December 11, 2016

Donald G. Heuer, 98, Fargo, ND passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at Essentia Health, Fargo. Donald Gerard Heuer was born April 15, 1918 on the family farm near Leonard ND. He grew up there and graduated from high school at the ND Agriculture College in Fargo. He continued his education there and received a Bachelor's of Agricultural Economics. He then returned to the farm. In 1943, Don...
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Tylor Schaumburg

February 14, 1987 - December 5, 2016

Tylor Dale Schaumburg, 29, of West Fargo, passed away Monday, December 5, 2016, at his home. Tylor was born February 14th, 1987 to Mark Schaumburg and Sondra Wold Morrow. He worked at Fabricators Unlimited as a Programing Manager/CNC Specialist and was part owner of Drip Star Vapor. Tylor was an active member of A.R.M. as well as a recovery program. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and...
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Diane Lynn Holte

May 17, 1973 - December 4, 2016

Diane Holte, 43, Fargo, ND died on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at her residence under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Diane Lynn Holte was born May 17, 1973, in Fargo ND to Janice and Richard Holte. She graduated from West Fargo High school, Association Free Lutheran Bible School in Plymouth MN, and also became a Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Reflexologist. Diane's...
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M. Arlene Kallhoff

January 23, 1928 - November 28, 2016

M. Arlene Kallhoff, 88, of Sioux Falls, SD, formerly of Fargo, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 in a Sioux Falls hospital. She was living in Sioux Falls where she had resided for the last 5 years since relocating from Fargo. Arlene was born in Ayr, ND on Jan 23, 1928 to Harvey and Mary (Martin) Wheeler. She and her four brothers enjoyed living on the family farm at Wheatland, ND and...
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Elizabeth Liz Kress

January 21, 1949 - November 28, 2016

Elizabeth "Liz" Kress, 67, West Fargo, ND, died Monday, November 28, 2016, at ManorCare in Fargo, surrounded by her family. She passed after a long struggle with advanced dermatomyositis after several months of hospitalization. Elizabeth attended NDSU and NDSCS where she obtain her LPN. Elizabeth is survived by two daughters, Amanda and Stephanie and two grandsons Sean and Aidan. ...
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Marlys Durkin

February 13, 1942 - November 22, 2016

Marlys C. Durkin, 74 of Moorhead, MN, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Marlys was born on February 13, 1942 in Bottineau, ND to Melvin and Minda (Thorsgaard) Kortgaard. She grew up on a farm near Kempton, ND and graduated from high school in Larimore, ND. She married Dallas Durkin on April 23, 1960 in Larimore. They started their lives in North Dakota,...
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Ronny G. McClellan

June 11, 1938 - November 22, 2016

Ronny G. McClellan, 78, West Fargo, ND, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo, ND. No services are being planned at this time. West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center westfuneralhome.com
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Timothy Schneider

September 15, 1953 - November 18, 2016

Timothy Schneider, 63, of West Fargo, died Friday, November 18, 2016, at his home. Timothy Clemens Schneider was born September 15, 1953, at Rugby, ND, the son of Joseph B. and Frances (Fettig) Schneider. He graduated from the Rugby High School and the North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy in Fargo. Tim owned and operated West Fargo Drug until his retirement. Preceding him in...
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Otto Prigelmeier

April 4, 1926 - November 16, 2016

Otto Prigelmeier, 90, Moorhead, MN died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Otto Richard Prigelmeier was born April 4, 1926 at Casselton, ND to Andrew and Regina (Priewe) Prigelmeier. Otto grew up and attended school at Amenia, ND. He served in the US Army Air Force. While stationed in Texas, he met his yellow rose of Texas. Upon discharge, Otto returned home and married...
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Gary Fugere

January 8, 1946 - November 14, 2016

Gary F. Fugere, 70, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016, from a massive heart attack, in Mesa Arizona. Gary was born on January 8, 1946, the son of Francis and Shirley Fugere. Gary graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1964. He met the love of his life, Virg, in Dickinson while visiting his cousin in 1963. They were married in 1965 and shortly after he proudly served in the Army for 2...
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Catherine Katie Erstad

February 5, 1936 - November 14, 2016

Catherine (Katie) M. Erstad, 80, Barnesville, MN, died Monday, November 14, 2016 at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo, ND. Catherine was born on February 5, 1936 in Fargo, ND to George and Jeannette (Rausch) Thoemke. She grew up in West Fargo and graduated from West Fargo High School. On August 10, 1955 she married Clifford Erstad. They lived in West Fargo where they raised their family....
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Gregory S. Grooters

January 1, 1960 - November 14, 2016

Gregory S. Grooters, 56, of Fargo, ND, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016, at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo. Greg was born January 1, 1960 in Turtle Lake, ND, to Larry Grooters and Hazel (Ussatis) Grooters. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Math Education and Computer Science from Valley City State University, then taught math at Fargo Shanley High School, West Fargo High School, and...
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Mary Ann Hockert

October 18, 1923 - November 13, 2016

Mary Ann Hockert, 93 of West Fargo, ND passed away early Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo ND. Mary Ann Rausch was born on October 18, 1923 on a farm near St. Placidus (Mott), ND. She was the first born of 12 children, and the daughter of Anton & Margaret (Steiner) Rausch. She attended elementary school in Courtenay ND. Mary Ann married Arthur Hockert of Kensal, ND...
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Arnold Lefor

November 12, 1953 - November 10, 2016

Arnie Lefor, 62, of West Fargo, ND passed away on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at Sanford Health Palliative Care, surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Arnold Matthew Lefor was born Nov. 12, 1953 in Dickinson, ND to Peter and Minnie (Dvorak) Lefor. He grew up and graduated from high school in Lefor, ND. Arnie continued his schooling at Wahpeton State School of...
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Donald Groth

September 30, 1927 - November 9, 2016

Donald Groth, 89, West Fargo, ND died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo. Donald Lee Groth was born September 30, 1927 at Enderlin ND to Harvie and Cecelia (Richardson) Groth. He attended country school at Moore Township near Enderlin. He married Shirley Krueger they had five children, and relocated to West Fargo in 1957 where he worked at West Fargo Stockyard for 64...
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Genevieve Kitzman

September 8, 1922 - November 6, 2016

Genevieve Leona (Herschlip) Kitzman was born September 8, 1922 to George Oscar and Ida Charlotte (Uthke) Herschlip in rural Upham, ND. Genevieve passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Elim Care Center at the age of 94. Genevieve graduated from Minot High and received her teaching degree from Minot State. She taught for a couple years before marrying Stanley Lester Kitzman on September 4,...
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Lenora Thompson

November 18, 1919 - November 6, 2016

Lenora Beatrice Thompson, 96 of West Fargo, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo. She was born on November 18, 1919 in Beaver Creek Township, ND to Adolph and Gina Wamstad. Lenora grew up on a farm and attended rural schools in Beaver Creek and Sharon, ND. On December 24, 1939 Lenora married Reuben Thompson in Sharon, ND. The couple farmed from 1939 to 1965...
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Richard Hocking

February 23, 1937 - November 4, 2016

Richard W. Hocking, 79, of Fargo, ND, died Friday, November 4, 2016, at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo. Richard "Dick" W. Hocking was born in Fargo, ND on February 23, 1937, to Richard Wendell & Marcella (McCarthy) Hocking. He was raised in Casselton and graduated from Lincoln High School in Casselton. Dick was employed as a fuel tanker driver until his retirement in 1999. He married Eileen...
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Dorothy Kitzman

December 11, 1926 - November 4, 2016

Dorothy Kitzman, 89, of West Fargo, died Friday, November 4, 2016, at her home. Dorothy Elizabeth Kitzman was born December 11, 1926, at Bellwood, Il, the daughter of William and Emma (Kiehne) Kabbe. She was raised on a vegetable farm River Grove, IL, and graduated June 8, 1944, from Leyden Community High School. Dorothy specialized in secretarial work for most of her working years,...
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Diane Erickson

September 24, 1938 - November 2, 2016

Diane Erickson, 78, West Fargo, ND died on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Diane Ida Helen Weberg was born Sept. 24, 1938 in Trail, MN to Adolph and Amanda (Lucken) Weberg. She grew up and graduated from high school in Keewatin, MN. She married Orville Erickson on May 11, 1957 in Keewatin. They lived in various places, until settling in West Fargo in 1972. Diane worked...
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Joyce Gilbertson

January 15, 1928 - November 2, 2016

Joyce Gilbertson, 88, of Fargo, ND, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at her home with her daughters, Renee and Sue at her side. She was under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Joyce Gilbertson was born January 15, 1928, in Alice, ND, to Frank and Katherine (Hayertz) Schubert. She attended grade school in Alice and graduated from the Enderlin, ND high school. Joyce married...
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Darril Mohr

November 1, 2016

Darril Ivan Mohr, 92 of Fargo, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Eventide in Fargo. Darril was born on November 29, 1923 in Steele, ND to George and Lillie (Altes) Mohr. He grew up in Manitoba Junction, MN and graduated from Hawley High School. He served in the US Army from 1943 to 1945 and then worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad as a fireman and later as an...
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Carol Christianson

June 29, 1932 - October 29, 2016

Carol Lou Christianson In the early afternoon of October 29th, 2016, Carol passed away from natural causes while being comforted by family members and nursing staff at Eventide in Fargo, North Dakota. Carol was 84 years old. Born on June 29th, 1932 in Jamestown, ND, Carol was the first child of William and Jenabel Kastner (Schott). Carol's earliest years were spent on her grandparents' farm...
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Riel LaFontaine

October 16, 1970 - October 27, 2016

Riel Theodore LaFontaine, 46, of Fargo, N.D., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 27 in Fargo. Born on Oct. 16, 1970 in Winnipeg, Canada, he was raised and attended high school in Winnipeg. Riel served in the Canadian Airborne Regiment and later moved to North Dakota, where he lived for the past 15 years. He worked as an IT professional for many years, most recently at Noridian in Fargo. He...
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Delores Eisenzimmer

May 14, 1934 - October 26, 2016

Delores "Dee" Eisenzimmer, 82 of West Fargo, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Sheyenne Crossings Care Center in West Fargo. Delores was born on May 14, 1934 in Harvey, ND to John and Helen (Lesmeister) Braunagel. She spent her early years on a farm in central North Dakota. Her family moved to Harvey where Delores worked as a Nurse's Aid. Delores married Raymond Eisenzimmer in...
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Ronald Duane Braaten

January 28, 1935 - October 24, 2016

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

February 14, 1922 - October 21, 2016

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

August 9, 1936 - October 21, 2016

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

August 26, 1932 - October 20, 2016

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

February 2, 1947 - October 19, 2016

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

October 11, 1936 - October 16, 2016

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

June 9, 1936 - October 15, 2016

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

January 3, 1941 - October 15, 2016

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

August 15, 1957 - October 14, 2016

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

April 1, 1961 - October 10, 2016

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

June 17, 1935 - October 7, 2016

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

May 25, 1932 - October 5, 2016

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

July 1, 1942 - October 4, 2016

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

November 20, 1933 - October 1, 2016

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

December 11, 1944 - September 30, 2016

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

April 10, 1931 - September 27, 2016

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

May 17, 1935 - September 27, 2016

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

December 30, 1950 - September 24, 2016

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

September 18, 1937 - September 21, 2016

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

June 8, 1928 - September 20, 2016

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

May 9, 1944 - September 18, 2016

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

August 6, 1930 - September 15, 2016

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

July 21, 1951 - September 11, 2016

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

September 4, 2016

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

March 31, 1943 - September 1, 2016

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

July 31, 1936 - September 1, 2016

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

June 28, 1966 - August 31, 2016

Kimberly Jo Jackson, 50, Minneapolis, MN passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN surrounded by her closest loved ones. Kimberly Jo Olson was born June 28, 1966 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Vince and Phyllis (Brummond) Olson. She graduated from West Fargo High School. In 1981 she gave birth to her son Christopher. She married Rick Jackson in 1987. ...
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Marjorie McBeth

June 14, 1922 - August 26, 2016

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

February 11, 1945 - August 25, 2016

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

July 23, 1940 - August 16, 2016

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

August 21, 1947 - August 16, 2016

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

October 1, 1914 - August 14, 2016

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

September 11, 1927 - August 10, 2016

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

September 20, 1951 - August 8, 2016

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

January 22, 1950 - August 8, 2016

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

September 14, 1922 - August 6, 2016

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

May 9, 1922 - August 4, 2016

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

April 13, 1930 - August 2, 2016

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

November 27, 1974 - July 29, 2016

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

April 8, 1946 - July 26, 2016

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

July 24, 2016

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

June 13, 1983 - July 23, 2016

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

June 29, 1991 - July 23, 2016

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

February 27, 1937 - July 22, 2016

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

July 21, 2016

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

May 22, 1996 - July 20, 2016

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

August 31, 1925 - July 19, 2016

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

January 2, 1950 - July 17, 2016

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

August 15, 1930 - July 16, 2016

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

September 10, 1922 - July 16, 2016

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

April 12, 1932 - July 15, 2016

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

February 17, 1944 - July 14, 2016

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

June 29, 1937 - July 13, 2016

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

February 2, 1959 - July 12, 2016

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

April 13, 1960 - July 11, 2016

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

February 22, 1942 - July 5, 2016

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

June 13, 1923 - July 3, 2016

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

October 25, 1938 - July 1, 2016

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

May 5, 1931 - June 30, 2016

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

August 4, 1933 - June 27, 2016

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

January 25, 1919 - June 26, 2016

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

April 12, 1979 - June 26, 2016

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

June 18, 1944 - June 24, 2016

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

December 29, 1942 - June 21, 2016

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

August 30, 1939 - June 20, 2016

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