Redfield -- The funeral for Curtiss Fitzgerald, 67, of Redfield and formerly of Rockham, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Thelen Funeral Home in Redfield. The Rev. Avon Raczkowski will officiate.
Burial will be in the Rockham Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Redfield.
Curtiss Fitzgerald was born June 10, 1933, to Les and Ceceil (Roach) Fitzgerald in Leavenworth, Kan. He grew up and attended school in Rockham. He worked at the Rockham Elevator until his retirement.
He supported the local baseball and softball teams. He also enjoyed puzzles and playing pool.
He was a member of United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one sister, Tuey Schumacher of Olympia, Wash.
Casketbearers will be Ron Fink, Mark Edgar, Clyde Harr, Jim Becker, Mark Cleberg, and Wade Schwartz.
Hazelton, N.D. -- The funeral for Hilda Schiermeister will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hazelton. The Rev. Eugene Roecker will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Bismarck, N.D. Myers Funeral Home in Linton, N.D., is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Linton and for one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church in Hazelton.
She died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at her home.
Hilda Schmidt was born July 24, 1917, to Peter and Johanna (Wohl) Schmidt on a farm near Temvik, N.D. When she was a child, the family moved to a farm seven miles north of Hazelton. She attended rural schools.
She married Walter Schiermeister on Sept. 16, 1934, in Linton. They made their home on his family farm west of Temvik. In 1937, they bought the Langer Ranch 14 miles northwest of Hazelton. They bought a home in Hazelton in 1947, and he continued to ranch until his death on July 17, 1975.
She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hazelton, where she was a Sunday school teacher and choir member. She was also a member of Ladies Aid.
Survivors include one son, Leo (Dorinda) Schiermeister of Hazelton; three grandchildren; and three great-grand- children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one son, five brothers and four sisters.
Casketbearers will be Herb Werner, Alan Schmidt, Ervin Schiermeister, Richard Schmidt, John Feller and Kenneth Feller.
Hazelton, N.D. -- The funeral for Herman Horstmeyer, 93, of Hazelton will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Linton, N.D. The Rev. Herbert Flitton will officiate.
Burial will be in the Linton City Cemetery with Myers Funeral Home in Linton in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
He died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck, N.D.
Herman Horstmeyer was born Jan. 4, 1908, to Louis and Maggie (Stick) Horstmeyer in Glenwood, Iowa. He was raised west of Hazelton in the Livona area. During his youth he lived with his sister, Ida Fitzgibbons, in Denver for a time and worked in Denver. He returned to the farm in 1937 to take care of his ill father.
He married Hazel Morford on Jan. 14, 1948, in Iowa. They lived in Iowa and Ohio for a short time and returned to make their home on a farm. They worked the land until retiring in the early 1980s. She died May 15, 1999.
He was was known locally as a great white hunter.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and seven sisters.
Casketbearers will be Brian Austin, Gary Baker, Marvin Baker, Terry Serr, Harold Robinson and Leo Ohlhauser.
Hazelton, N.D. -- Herman Horstmeyer, 93, of Hazelton died Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck, N.D.
His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Linton, N.D.
Burial will be in the Linton Cemetery with Myers Funeral Home in Linton in charge of arrangements.
DeSmet -- The funeral for Marith Goreham, 91, of DeSmet and formerly of the Langford area, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Langford. The Rev. Janine Rew-Werling will officiate. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Langford with Price Funeral Chapel in Britton in charge of arrangements.
A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church in Langford.
Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel in Britton and will resume at 6 p.m. at the church in Langford. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
She died Friday, April 20, 2001, at DeSmet Memorial Hospital.
Marith Georgine Waage was born Oct. 6, 1909, to Mathias H. and Jorgine (Bendal) Waage in Fosnavog, Norway. As a child, she came to the United States with her family and they settled in Day County. She grew up on the family farm and attended rural Day County schools.
She married Norris Boyd Goreham on Aug. 6, 1928, at Aberdeen. They lived on a farm in the hills midway between Britton and Langford for 15 years. In 1944, they moved to a farm one mile east of Langford, where they resided until moving into Langford in 1963. He died Sept. 27, 1972, and she continued to make her home in Langford. In August 1997, she moved to Spruce Court in Britton. She became a resident at the Good Samaritan Center in DeSmet in February 1998.
She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Langford and had been active in the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Ladies Mission Circle. She was also a member of Rebekahs.
She loved music and had taught herself to play the harmonica and accordion. She enjoyed flowers, reading, crocheting and playing bingo. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.
Survivors include two sons, Dale (Eileen) Goreham of DeSmet and Lyle (Bev) Goreham of Eden; two daughters, Janice (Allen) Anderson of Langford and Phyllis (Orlyn) Osness of Langford; one brother, Mindor Waage of Minneapolis; one sister, Naomi Alexander of Aberdeen; 17 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, two brothers and seven sisters.
Casketbearers will be her grandchildren.
Alvin E. Renz
Herreid -- Alvin E. Renz, 88, of Herreid died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Linton (N.D.) Hospital.
His funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Herreid Baptist Church. The Rev. Jay Clark and the Rev. Don Hill will officiate.
Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery with Myers Funeral Home in Linton in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. Monday until the time of the service, all at the church.
Alvin E. Renz was born Sept. 27, 1912, to Konrad and Magdalena (Wenzel) Renz eight miles east of Herreid. He attended Herreid Public Schools and graduated from Herreid Public High School in 1931. He attended Northern State Teachers College in Aberdeen for one year. He then returned to Herreid and worked for his father at the Renz Meat Market.
He married Bernese Berndt on Sept. 12, 1936, in Selby. They made their home in Herreid. He went into partnership with his father and brother in the Renz Grocery Store. He and his wife also worked in the bay area on the West Coast during World War II. They returned to Herreid in 1945, and he continued to work in the grocery business. After selling the grocery business in 1969, he sold insurance and drove school bus until he retired. He was a resident of the Herreid Good Samaritan Care Center for three weeks.
He was a member of the Herreid Commercial Club and the Herreid Baptist Church, where he taught adult Sunday school class.
During his retirement he enjoyed traveling and high school sports.
Survivors include his wife of Herreid; one son, Curt Renz of Ames, Iowa; two brothers, Ephriam Renz and Richard Renz, both of Orange, Calif.; and one granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant son, three brothers and six sisters.
Casketbearers will be Lloyd Kusler, Don Kary, Kenny Pudwill, Jerome Rossow, Donley Schaefer and Walter Schmidt.
Vera R. Pietz
Hosmer -- The funeral for Vera R. Pietz, 80, of Hosmer will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hosmer. The Rev. George Wieland and the Rev. Orville Hieb will officiate.
Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery in Hosmer with Miller-Huebl Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen, in charge of arrangements.
A service of comfort will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Aberdeen. There will also be visitation for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church in Hosmer.
She died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
Vera Ruth Walth was born July 11, 1920, to Gottlieb and Emma (Herrboldt) Walth in Hosmer. She attended grade school and high school in Hosmer, graduating in 1938. She attended Northern Normal and Industrial College in Aberdeen. She taught country school.
She married Arnold 'Arnie' E. Pietz on May 8, 1942, in Yuma, Ariz. She worked as a bookkeeper at McDonald Douglas Air Base in Long Beach, Calif., and served as a volunteer for the Long Beach Civil Defense Team while he served in the Pacific and European theaters during World War II. In 1945, they returned to Hosmer, where she operated a dry goods store in conjunction with her husband's grocery business for G.J. Walth and Co. Inc. until 1969. She then became the bookkeeper for the Lustermar Cultured Marble Manufacturing Co., which was owned and operated by her husband until 1980, when it was sold to their son.
She was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hosmer, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was active in the American Lutheran Church Women. She was a member of the Hosmer American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as an officer. She was active in the Edmunds County Republican party. She was a member of the Hosmer Civic Club. She was active in the Hosmer Alumni Chapter and served as chairwoman for the all-school reunion in 1971.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and quilting. She also enjoyed music and baking.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonita (Dale) Roesch of Roscoe and Sherida (Orville) Hieb of Andover, Minn.; one son, Charleton 'Chuck' (Cheryl) Pietz of Aberdeen; two sisters, Nora Danduran of Irvine, Calif., and Ellen Hoffman of Redfield; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, two sons in infancy and one granddaughter in infancy.
Casketbearers will be her grandchildren, Jessica Roesch, Nathan Hieb, Edward Roesch, Rebecca Hieb, Lindsey Roesch, Andrew Hieb, Danielle Pietz and Rachel Pietz.