Adeline Bertsch-Kerzman - - 1931 - 2000
Adeline M. Bertsch-Kerzman, 69, 1852 16th St. SW, #76, Minot, died Monday, November 20, 2000, in her home.
Adeline was born August 25, 1931, in Napoleon, N.D., the daughter of Joseph and Amelia (Thomas) Bertsch. As a child she moved with her family to Minot. She was one of six girls born into a musical family. At the age of 14 she played trumpet and sang in her father's dance band in the late 40's through the 50's in Minot and the surrounding area. She was raised in Minot and graduated from St. Leo's High School in 1949. She was employed at the Minot Daily News for a time.
She married Robert E. Kerzman on April 6, 1953, in Minot, ND. The couple made their home in Minot and Adeline was employed at Osco Drug from 1965 until her retirement in 1987. She then worked as hostess at the Fortune Cookie Restaurant for nine years at which time she was forced to retire due to ill health in 1998. Her husband died on March 1, 1999.
Adeline was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.
Survivors: Daughters, Lynda Forbes and husband, Don, Woodbury, MN, Sandy Haugen and husband, Rod, Sheila Kerzman, Lorrie Smith and husband, Jerry, and Lisa Voeller and husband, Randy, all Minot; five grandchildren, Holly and Alicia Forbes, Brooke Haugen, Brent and Ashley Voeller; sisters, Theresa Iverson, Viola Krukenberg and husband, Russel, Eva Smathers and husband, Ron, Alvina Loveland and husband, Don and Leona Burns, all Minot; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Adeline was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Kerzman, and parents, Joseph and Amelia Bertsch.
Funeral: Friday, November 24, 2000, at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Wednesday, November 22, 2000, from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
Rosary and Vigil Prayer Service: Thursday at 4:00 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND
Officiant: Rev. Gene Lindemann
Music: "How Great Thou Art,"
"The Lord's Prayer," "Be Not Afraid,"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and
"May The Good Lord Bless and Keep You"
Marie Hagen-Borquin, soloist; Debbie McNamee, clavinova
Active Bearers: Don Forbes, Brian Damm, Greg Kerzman, Randy Voeller, Brad Damm Kenton Kerzman, Jerry Smith, Jeff Kerzman
Honorary Bearers: Adeline's family, relatives, and friends in the community
Pamela Jean Kessler - - 1958 - 2000
Pamela Jean Kessler, 42, 110 43rd Ave. SW, Minot, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, in her home.
Pamela was born March 24, 1958 in Minot, ND, the daughter of John and Lorraine (Nienow) Kessler. She was raised in Minot and graduated from Minot High School. She attended NDSU-Bottineau School of Horticulture.
She returned to Minot and helped her father at John's TV Service. She later worked as a telemarketer for Quality Siding and Windows, where she was employed at the time of her death.
Survivors: Mother, Lorraine Kessler, Minot; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her father, John Kessler.
Graveside Service: Friday, May 19, 2000, (Today) at 1:00 p.m., at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.
Officiant: Rev. James Sorenson
Honorary Bearers: Pamela's relatives, neighbors and friends
Helen Kjonaas - - 1905 - 2001
Helen Kjonaas, 95, Mesa, AZ, formerly of Minot, died Wednesday, January 3, 2001, in a Mesa hospital following a short illness.
The daughter of Bert and Berta (Colcord) Baker, Helen was born on August 13, 1905, at Sterling, Illinois. She moved with her family to the Glenburn area when she was one.
Helen married Carl Kjonaas in 1927 and they farmed in the Glenburn area until 1947, at which time they moved to Minot. Carl died in 1976.
She was a long time proof-reader at the Minot Daily News and active in the Business and Professional Women's Association. In 1996 she moved to Mesa and had lived there until her death.
Survivors: sons, Loren and wife LaVon, Bismarck, ND and Glenn and wife Martha, Orlando, FL and daughter-in-law, Ellen Kjonaas, Mesa, with whom she resided; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her son Robert, brothers Donald and Robert, and a sister Mildred.
Services will be held in Mesa with a graveside service in Minot at a later date.
Kelly Klein - - 1963 - 2000
Kelly James Klein, 37, 116 Pheasant St., Bismarck, formerly of Minot died of complications from leukemia on Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at Med Center One, Bismarck.
Kelly was born January 21, 1963 in Cando, ND, the son of Eugene and Lorraine (Wolf) Klein. He lived with his family in Knox, ND, for a short time. In 1968, he moved to Minot and attended Minot Public Schools. He graduated from Minot High School in 1981. He attended Minot State University for three years. During his high school years he worked for the Banner Service Stations in Minot. He worked for Stein Chemical in Minot for a time, ABC Seamless in Grand Forks, ND, and Leingang Century Siding & Windows, Bismarck. In 1995, he established, owned, and operated the No Drip Seamless Gutter Company in Bismarck. He worked there until the time of his death.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #9906, Minot.
Survivors: daughters, Kyleigh Klein and Tabetha Buechler; parents, Eugene and Lorraine Klein, Minot; brothers, Dennis Klein and his wife Karin, Minot, and Timothy Klein and his wife Tamie, Tunnel Hills, IL; sisters, Margaret Staci, Allens Park, CO, and Kimberly Crawford and her husband Jeff, Menoken, ND. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. His grandparents, one uncle and one aunt preceded him in death.
Funeral: Monday, September 11, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Minot, ND
Visitation: Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, from Noon until 5:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Rosary recitation: Sunday, September 10 at 4:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
MEMORIALS ARE PREFERRED TO THE DONOR'S CHOICE OR THE MINOT CATHOLIC SCHOOLS.
Officiant: Rev. Chris B. Walter
Music: Processional "Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
Bette Midler to sing "Wind Beneath My Wings"
Mark Hilson to sing "The Lord's Prayer"
Recessional "How Great Thou Art"
Pat Strohm, organist
Honorary Bearers: Kelly's relatives and friends will serve as honorary bearers
Active Bearers: Dennis Klein, Timothy Klein, David Klein, Jeff Crawford, Robert Wolf, Justin Lochtowe
Ruth Klevjord - - 1903 - 2000
Ruth C. Klevjord, 97, 417 2nd Ave. NW, Minot, ND, died Thursday, October 19, 2000, in her home.
She was born on June 16, 1903 in Woonsocket, SD, the daughter of Rev. Ole and Carrie ( ) Klevjorn. Her mother, Carrie died when she was a very young. She lived with her father and sister, Lydia, in South Dakota for a time. Her father remarried and she moved with her father to Alamo, ND, where she grew up on a homestead in the area. She attended country school near her home. In the 1920's, she moved to Minot, where she worked as a housekeeper. She worked throughout the years at the Grand Hotel, the Rush-In Cabins, near the ND State Fairgrounds, and the Leland-Parker Hotel, all of Minot. In 1949, her sister, Lydia, and her three children, Peter, Daniel, and John Dakutak, moved in with Ruth and lived with her for several years. After her retirement in 1972, she remained in her home, and was cared for by her nephews, Stephanie Lipp, Carlyn Dakutak, Alata Zale, and many homecare nurses from Unimed Hospice.
She was once a member of First Lutheran Church, Minot. Ruth enjoyed playing the guitar and singing in her spare time.
She is survived by nephews, Peter Dakutak, Daniel Dakutak, John Dakutak and his wife Carlyn, all of Minot, and Emil Dakutak, Anchorage, AK; nieces, Stephanie Dakutak, Boulder, CO, and Mary Homuth, Elburn, IL, seven great-nieces and nephews, Bethany, Kirsten, and Jesse Dakutak, Alata Zale, Danny, Chris, and Ann Haman; one sister-in-law, Ruth (Hanson) Klevjorn. Her parents, two sisters, Lydia Dakutak and Ester Klevjorn, and four brothers, Olaf, Gotfred, Clarence, and Conrad, preceded her in death.
Funeral: Monday, October 23, 2000, 1:30 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church, Minot, ND
Visitation: Sunday, October 22, 2000, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND
Burial: First Lutheran Cemetery, Minot, ND
Officiant: Pastor Neal Ruedisili
Music: Congregational Hymns
"Rock Of Ages" and "Amazing Grace"
Miriam Dakutak, to sing "__________"
Honorary Bearers: Bill and Nora Kankowsky, Clayton Ryan, and Stephanie Lipp
Paul Klinker - - 1947 - 2000
Paul Klinker, 44, 1110 65th St. NW, Minot, died Friday, May 26, 2000, in a Minot medical center of natural causes.
He was born the son of Richard and Theresa (Nutwell) Klinker on November 30, 1955, on Kindley Air Force Base in Hamilton, Bermuda. He spent his early years growing up in the Washington D.C. and Virginia area's. In 1971, at the age of fifteen he and his family moved to Lafeyette, IN where he attended Jefferson High School.
Paul entered the United States Air Force in April of 1973, in Lafayette, IN. He was first stationed in Dover, DL where he married Jane Jackson on January 17, 1975. He was then stationed at the Pentagon for four years, Korea for one year, Omaha, NE; Misawa, Japan for five and a half years, Oscoda, MI from 1991 until 1993 and in 1993 he and his family moved to Minot, ND. He retired from the United States Air Force in 1995.
In February of 1996, he went to work for DL Enterprises Construction as the Office Manager.
Paul loved science fiction novels, everything about computers, music and singing, Harley's, camping, the mountains and he collected penguins.
Survivors: wife, Jane, Minot, sons, Shane and Joe Klinker, Minot; daughter, Jessica and her husband Mike Thorton, Washington and Lissa Klinker, Minot, grandson Micheal Thornton; sisters, Donna Gunter, VA, Thelma and her husband Danny Hinton, NV, Linda Klinker, VA, Rose and her husband T.J. Tucker, VA, Phyllis Klinker, VA, Caroline and her husband Marc Erazo, VA, Jackie and her husband Dennis Austin, VA; five nieces and six nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Minot Municipal Auditorium room 301.
Visitation will be Tuesday, May 30, 2000 from Noon until 8:30 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
Officiant: Virgil Ness
Honorary Bearers: Shane Klinker, Joseph Klinker, Jesse Gross, Daniel Skar, Michael Thornton
Active Bearers: Oscar Corum, T. J. Tucker, Lee Badrack, Rick Ohlhauser, Mike Thornton and Ray Pfliger
Kenneth Jay Knapp - - 1967 - 2001
Kenneth Jay Knapp, 33, Littleton, CO, formerly of Minot, died Friday, January 12, 2001, near Littleton, CO.
He was born May 22, 1967, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of Gerald and DeAnne Knapp. In 1971 the family moved to Minot, where he was reared and educated. He graduated from Minot High School in 1986 and then attended Minot State University. In 1993 he graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Microbiology. He was currently working in Denver, CO as a computer network engineer at Inflow.
Kenneth enjoyed music, science, reading, old sailing ships and computer games. He liked to go 4-wheeling in the mountains and had a love for animals, particularly luther our golden retriever.
Survivors: Parents, Jerry and DeAnne Knapp, Minot; brother, Jason Knapp and wife Sheree and their son, Channing Knapp, Littleton, CO.
Memorial Service: Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
MEMORIALS ARE PREFERRED TO THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CAMP OR THE HUMANE SOCIETY
A friend is always near to you - someone who can lift your spirits, ease your mind, help you with your needs. Someone who helps you because they genuinely want to, not because they feel obligated. Ken was a friend to many - his family, coworkers, and almost anyone he met. He was a best friend to his father, his brother, and his mother. For his helpfulness, his willingness, his joyful heart, his whimsical spirit - for all he was, he will always be remembered and greatly missed.
We never got to say goodbye, but are comforted to know we said "I love you" often. Though we can never again talk with you, you will always be in our hearts and just a memory away. There's so much we wanted to say and do, so many unfinished plans. It is so very hard to release you and let you go. Our tears will never cease and our grief will never pass. We pray you are at peace, and your peace will comfort us.
Officiant: Reverend Sally Boelter, Kenneth's aunt
Honorary Bearers: Kenneth's family and friends
Marlin C. "Curly" Knuth - - 1935 - 2000
Marlin C. (Curly) Knuth, 64, 1009 8th Avenue NE, Minot, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, in a Minot medical center.
He was born July 16, 1935, in Balfour, ND, to Charlie and Lizzie (Schwede) Knuth. He attended school in Strege District 42 Country School in McHenry County and one year at Drake School. He farmed his parent's farmstead then in 1961. He then moved to Minot, he worked as a custodian at Minot AFB, then for the City of Minot. He started to work at Ramstad School after the 1969 flood until he retired after working there for 30 years, in May 1999. He married Sadie Horst, August 2, 1965 in Minot.
Survivors: wife, Sadie, Minot; daughter, Sharleen Knuth, Minot; step-daughter, and son-in-law, Vivian and Dick Bruins, Townsend, MT; step-grandchild, Audrey and John Allen, Childress, Texas, two step-grandsons, Floyd and Michele Bruins, Kodiak, Alaska and Danny Bruins, Great Falls, MT; four step great grandsons; brother, Donald Knuth, Minot, ND; sisters, Arlene Olson, Crosby, ND, Vernita Clauson, Rollette, ND, Videll Kubler, Minot, ND and Carolyn Gupta, San Gabriel, CA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lizzie Knuth; sister Elvera Fenner and brother, Willis Knuth and a nephew, James Olson.
Funeral Service: West Minot Church of God, on Friday, June 2, 2000 at 2 p.m.
Visitation: Thursday, noon until 8:30 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND
Officiant: Rev. Ray Alexander
Music: Vocal Trio, Roger and Sharon Weishaar and Vernetta Brandt
"Amazing Grace" "I'll Fly Away" "Beyond The Sunset"
Active Bearers: Orlyn Lovelien, Charles Peterson, Donald Knuth Jr., Jerry Horst, Jerry Weatherly Danny Bruins, Jerry Hoiland, Larry Wahlund
Honorary Bearers: Curly's family and friends
Louise D. Koch - - 1896 - 2000
Louise D. Koch, 104, 600 South Main St., Minot, died Saturday, December 24, 2000, in a Minot nursing home.
Louise was born September 20, 1896, in Holloway, MN, the daughter of Ferdinand and Emma Ehlke. The family later moved to Russell, ND where she was raised and attended school.
She married John Henry Diercks and they had three children. In 1961 she married Chris Koch. They made their home in Minot and he preceded her in death.
Survivors: Daughter, Edna Porter, Kelso, WA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Aurelia Blada, Bottineau, Rose Persson and Hattie Foubert, both Minot, Alvera Goodman, Billings, MT; brother, Robert Ehlke, Mesa, AZ; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Lester and Melvin Diercks, and eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral: Wednesday, December 27, 2000, at 2:00 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, ND.
Officiant: Father Joseph Senger
Honorary Bearers: Louise's family and friends
Active Bearers: Lloyd Brodell, Eugene Brandt, Max Zurcher, Wesley Ehlke, Merlin Jacobson and Scott Gira.
Music: CD selections: "Old Rugged Cross" "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden"
Raymond E. Koch - - 1919 - 2001
Raymond E. Koch, 81, Bowbells, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, in a Kenmare hospital.
He was born October 30, 1919, on the family farmstead rural North Gate, ND, the son of Peter and Ruby (Lowe) Koch. He was reared and educated in the North Gate area. His mother died in 1935, and his grandfather Walter J. Lowe was appointed guardian of Raymond and Margie. In 1940, he took a job with a local dairy farmer and in 1941, he moved to Burbank, CA and was employed with Lockheed Aircraft Company.
Raymond entered the United States Army on February 28, 1942, and served with the 374th Squadron, 308 Bomb Group. He was stationed in various locations all over the world. Raymond was honorable discharged on October 31, 1945. After his discharge he returned to North Gate and opened a service garage. He married Ellen Minty on June 5, 1961, in Plentywood, MT.
Ellen died in 1995. Raymond remained in North Gate until September of 2000 when he entered the Kenmare Baptist Home. He was an avid reader and spent most of his free time hunting and fixing old cars.
Survivors: Son, James Koch, Bowbells, ND; daughter, Elaine Koch, Bismarck, ND; sisters, Hazel Langley, Margie Busch, both of Hamilton, MT, and Maxine Abraham, Bowbells, ND. His wife, Ellen and his parents preceded him in death.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 4, 2001, 2 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Bowbells
Visitation: Friends may sign a register book one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial: A private family internment will be taking place.
Officiant: Pastor Diane Krumm
Music: Special CD music "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace"
Following the service a lunch will be served at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Bowbells.
Mildred Kolloen - - 1926 - 2001
Mildred Kolloen, 74, 1704 1st St. SE, Minot, died Sunday, February 4, 2001, in a Minot medical center.
She was born May 5, 1926, in Berthold, ND, the daughter of Robert M. and Verna M. (Slauter) Johnson. She was raised in that area and attended Stave School in Stave Township, rural Tagus.
She married Loren Kolloen on November 22, 1952 in Hartland, ND. The couple lived in Minot from 1952 to 1969. In 1969 they moved to Columbia Falls, Montana and returned to Minot in 1998, where she lived until the time of her death.
Survivors: Husband, Loren, Minot; sisters, Dorothy Sheldon, Hale, MI, and Marjorie Kjellberg and husband Norris, Berthold; brothers, Lyle Johnson and wife Elaine, Robert Johnson and wife Deloris and Dwaine Johnson and wife Janice, all Minot; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Gordon and Roger Johnson.
Funeral Service: Thursday, February 8, 2001, at 1:30 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Visitation: Wednesday, February 7, 2001, from 1:00 to 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to service time at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot
Officiant: Rev. Don Andrews, Chaplain at Trinity Health, Minot, ND
Music: CD Selections: "Amazing Grace" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
Honorary Bearers: Mildred's relatives and friends
Rosina Kraft - - 1908 - 2000
Rosina W. Kraft, 92, Ryder, ND, died Monday, November 13, 2000 in a Parshall nursing care facility.
She was born on January 15, 1908, in Blue Hill Township, McLean County, ND, the daughter of Gustave and Alma (Schwartz) Meyer. She was raised and educated in the Ryder area, and graduated from Ryder High School in 1926. She attended Jamestown College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in teaching. She taught in Donnybrook, Max, and Blue Hill Township, ND for a time. She married Joseph Kraft on April 25, 1936, in Ryder. They lived and farmed south of Ryder until 1949. They moved into Ryder, and her husband remained active in the farm. Rosina did some substitute teaching for several years. In 1998, she moved to the Good Samaritan Nursing Center, and lived there until the time of her death.
She was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ryder, and was a current member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Ryder. She was active in the Women's Organization in the church. She played organ and taught Sunday school for many years. She was active with the Girl Scouts Organization and was a 4-H leader. Rosina was a charter member of the Ryder Senior Citizens and was a member of the Ryder Home Economics Club and Ryder Homemakers Club.
Survivors: son, David Kraft, and wife Lyla, Ryder; daughter, Joan Janz and husband Allen, Ryder; 6 grandchildren, Joseph Kraft and wife Stacy, Denise Foy and husband Dan, Herbert Kraft, Helen Kraft, Neil Janz, and Kent Janz and wife Kim; 4 great-grandsons, Jacob and Matthew Kraft, Dylan Foy, and Braden Janz; one sister, Alta Hove, Ryder; several nieces and nephews also survive. Her husband, parents, and two brothers, Herb and Lorin Meyer, preceded her in death.
Funeral: Monday, November 20, 2000 at 11:00 am at St. John's Lutheran Church, Ryder, ND
Visitation: Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2000 from Noon to 5:00 pm at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, ND
Officiant: Rev. Charles Galloway, pastor of the church
Music: Processional "Abide With Me" LBW #272
"In The Hour Of Trial" and "Precious Lord Take My Hand"
David Kraft, soloist
Recessional "How Great Thou Art" LBW #532
Deb Peterson, organist
Active Bearers: Byron Larson, Bryce Johansen, Gerald Johansen, Russel Johansen Harold Neukom and Jody Reinisch
Leonard A. Kuglin - - 1910 - 2000
Leonard A. Kuglin, 90, 3100 11th Ave. SE #3, Minot, ND, died Sunday, December 24, 2000 in a Minot nursing care facility.
He was born on September 6, 1910, in Danube, MN, the son of Wilhelm and Lydia (Breitkreutz) Kuglin. He was raised in the Danube area for a time. In 1915, he moved with his parents to Kenmare, ND, and eventually settled on a farm near Norma, ND. He attended school at Kenmare. He then helped his parents on the family farm, and eventually took over the farm in the middle 1930's. He married Ida Vance on October 14, 1939, in Kenmare, ND. They remained on the farm in Norma, where they raised their family and lived for many years. His wife died in June of 1977. He retired from farming in 1978, and moved to Minot, where he lived in his home until July of 1999. He then move to Trinity Homes in Minot and was there until the time of his death.
He was currently a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Minot, and a former member of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Kenmare. In his spare time, Leonard enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors: three grandchildren, Leticia Kuglin, Grand Forks, ND, Troy Kuglin and wife Renata, Minot, and Stacy Kuglin and husband Robby Mock, Devils Lake, ND; daughter-in-law, Deborah Mahoney, Minot; five great-grandchildren, Jamie, Krysta, Kayla, Chelsi, and Kody; two brothers, Rolland Kuglin and wife Geraldine, Redwood Falls, MN, and Don Kuglin, Hendersonville, NC; one sister, Gladys Koechler, Redwood Falls; one sister-in-law, Adeline Kuglin, Markesan, WI. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. His wife, Ida; son, LeRoy Kuglin; his parents and two brothers, Ervin and Leo Kuglin preceded him in death.
Funeral: Friday, December 29, 2000, 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Homes Chapel, Minot, ND
Visitation: Thursday, December 28, 2000 from Noon to 8:30 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND
Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Norma, ND in the spring.
Officiant: Rev. Luther Hanson, Chaplain of Trinity Homes
Music: Marie Bourquin, soloist to sing,
"How Great Thou Art,"
"In The Garden"
Lucas Brown, pianist
Honorary Bearers: Leonard's great-grandchildren will serve as honorary bearers
Elger Lakoduk - - 1933 - 2001
Elger Lakoduk, 68, 305 8th Ave. NE, Minot, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at a Minot nursing home.
He was born January 4, 1933, in Makoti, ND, the son of Alec and Pauline (Dassenko) Lakoduk. He was reared and educated in the Makoti and Ryder areas. While growing up he assisted his parents on the family farm.
He entered the United States Army on June 10, 1953, and served during the Korean War. He received a Korean Service Medal and was honorably discharged on October 4, 1954.
He married Nyla Hanson on August 17, 1963, in Parshall, ND. The couple made thier home in Surrey, ND, and Elger worked for Timm Moving and Storage, Minot Paving and Bechtold Paving. In 1980, he entered Trinity Homes. In 1982, Elger and Nyla were divorced.
He was a volunteer at Dakota Boys Ranch and served as a mentor for young boys. While at Trinity Nursing Home, Elger spent many hours with the daycare children.
Survivors: daughter, Jodi Brydon and her husband Charles, Warroad, MN; grandchildren John P. and his wife Brandy L. Brydon, Fargo, ND, Chrystalyn A. and Michael D. Brydon; one great-grandchild, Brianna Lorraine Brydon; sisters, Frances Aga, Minot, ND and Valerie Lakoduk, Buckley, WA; six nieces, four nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Randy D. Lakoduk, parents, brother, Geniel J. Lakoduk and brother-in-law Bryce Aga.
Funeral Service: Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Visitation: Friday, April 27, 2001 from Noon until 8:30 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Burial: Kief Cemetery, Kief, ND.
Officiant: Rev. Luther Hanson, Chaplain, Trinity Homes
Music: Special CD selection: "Amazing Grace"
Honorary Bearers: Elger's family and friends
Active Bearers: Richard G. Lakoduk, Galen J. Lakoduk, Duane A. Hanson, John P. Brydon and Michael D. Brydon
Agnes E. "Peggy" Linha - - 1916 - 2000
Agnes E. "Peggy" Lindgren Linha, 83, 1716 8th St. NW, Minot, died Monday, October 1, 2000, in a Minot medical center.
She was born December 9, 1916, on a farm near Rice Lake, south of Minot ND, the daughter of Swan M. and Mabel C. (Johnson) Lindgren. The family moved to Minot when she was two years old. She was reared and educated in Minot and attended Minot High School. She attended beauty school and received her operator's license in 1924. She then went to work for the Reishus and Holt Beauty Shop and later Benny's Beauty Shop.
In December of 1935, Frank A. Linha proposed to Peggy Lindgren and on July 4, 1936, they were married at her parents' home in Minot. In 1942, the couple moved to Williston where Frank was a branch manager for Winston Newell Wholesale Grocery. In 1944, they returned to Minot. In 1955 they moved north of Minot and built a house on Frank A. Linha's fathers farm. They farmed there until they retired in 1975 and moved back into Minot.
The Linha's played a key role in the growth of the Minot art community through donation of the Linha family home to the Minot Art Association. The large brick house on U.S. highway 83 N. became known as the Linha Art Gallery. In 1979, due to city expansion and the need to widen Highway 83, the building was razed. The art association relocated to the State Fairgrounds in a different building, and in 1997, moved downtown to Main Street and Central Avenue in a restored building now known as the Taube Museum of Art.
Her husband died on March 5, 2000.
Peggy was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ and a charter member of the Eagles Women's Auxiliary and believed in the motto, "People Helping People." In 1979, Mr. and Mrs. Linha received the Mr. and Mrs. Eagle Award. She held life memberships in the Ward County Historical Society, the Minot Railroad Museum and the Minot Art Association, for which she was a generous donor. The Linhas believed in helping the city grow, donating to the YMCA, the State Fair Center, the Minot State University Dome, the Minot State University Alumni Association and the Magic City Express Railroad at Roosevelt Park. She was memorial chairman of the North Dakota Heritage Foundation of Minot for a number of years.
Survivors: son, F. Edward Linha, Fargo, ND; daughter, Loranne Kubat, Fargo, ND; three grandchildren, Scott and Traci Linha and Michael Kubat; brother, Mylo Lindgren and his wife Jean, Seattle, WA; sisters, Audrey Gruger and her husband Ed, Seattle, WA, Doris Mae Bailey, Fairbanks, AK, Alma Wright and her husband Herschel, Los Altos, CA; several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, grandson, David Kubat, parents, and one sister, Clara Gould.
Funeral Services: Thursday, October 5, 2000, at 1 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.
Visitation: Wednesday, October 4, 2000, from Noon until 8:30 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
Memorials are preferred to the Linha, Lillian Coleman Taube Museum of Art or the Donor's Choice.
Officiant: Rev. Keith Mills, Congregational United Church of Christ, Minot
Joann Samuelson, vocalist
"True Love," "Always"
"Lord's Prayer," "I Believe"
"Your Love Amazes Me" by John Berry
Pat Strohm, organist
Honorary Bearers: Peggy's family and friends
Active Bearers: Don Larson, Jim Foltz, Lyle Frost, Craig Marshall and Dave Germain
Vernon J. Linnertz - - 1938 - 2001
Vernon J. Linnertz, 62, 605 4th St. NE, Minot, died Wednesday, February 28, 2001, in a Minot medical center.
He was born on March 1, 1938, in Blue Hill Township, rural Ryder, ND, the son of Nicholas and Lorraine (Robbins) Linnertz. He was raised and educated in the Ryder area, and graduated from Ryder High School in 1957. He entered the United States Army on March 19, 1958, and served three years as an equipment mechanic throughout the United States. He was honorably discharged from the Army on February 27, 1961. He returned to North Dakota, and lived and worked in the Ryder and Garrison areas for a time. In October of 1965, he married Irene Seidler. They moved to Minot, where he went to work for an electrical company for a time. He later worked for the City of Minot as a maintenance engineer for the wastewater division. He and Irene divorced. Vernon continued to work for the City of Minot until his retirement in 1998. He met his companion, Cheryl Larson, with whom he shared the remainder of his life.
He was a member of the American Legion William G. Carroll Post #26 and the 515 Club, both of Minot. He was a former member of the Eagles Aerie and the Moose Lodge, both of Minot.
Survivors: Four daughters, Rhonda Igel and husband Sam, Cincinnati, OH, Rachel Linnertz, Minot, Rose Linnertz, Bismarck, and Robin Roggenbuck and husband Dan, Minot; five grandchildren, Rebecca Linnertz, Steven Rivers, Ashlynn Igel, Sammy Igel, and Zachery Roggenbuck; two brothers, George Linnertz and wife Ruth, Salem, OR, and Darrell Linnertz and wife Kay, Minot; sisters, Barbara Leidholm, Minot, and Diane Barrow and husband George, Garrison; and companion, Cheryl Larson. His parents, infant son, Ronald, and two brothers, Leo and Robert, preceded him in death.
Funeral: Monday, March 5, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Minot, ND
Visitation: Sunday, March 4, 2001, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND, and on Monday, March 5, at the church prior to service time.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, ND
Officiant: Rev. Carlyle Roth
Active Bearers: Darrell and George Linnertz, Dan Roggenbuck, George Barrow, Jim Barton, Doran Korgel, Sam and Wayde Storkson, and Dan Gulbranson
Honorary Bearers: fellow City of Minot employees and members of the 515 Club
Music: Congregational Hymns: Processional "How Great Thou Art," "Amazing Grace" and "In the Garden"
Sue Bethke, organist
Special Music: Recessional "Child Of God"
Olive Loftesnes - - 1936 - 2001
Olive Helen (Skarstad) Loftesnes, 88, of Minot and Granville, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, in a Minot medical center.
Olive was born June 19, 1912, the daughter of Carl and Helen (Benston) Skarstad in Fillmore County, MN, where she attended school and spent her early years. The family moved to North Dakota in 1927, eventually settling in Norwich.
Olive married Clarence Loftesnes on December 10, 1930, in Fargo, ND. Olive and Clarence lived at the Loftesnes homestead near Simcoe until 1935 when they began farming on their own near Granville. They lived and farmed there until 1962 when they retired from farming. They remained on the farm until 1980, when they moved into Granville. Clarence died November 21, 1985. Olive then moved to Minot, where she remained until November, 2000. She then lived at the Granville Elder Care, rural Granville, until her death.
She was a member of North Prairie Lutheran Church, Simcoe, and was active in the ladies aid and other affairs of the church. While raising her family she played an active role in the education of her children, belonging to the Granville PTA and band mothers, as well as attending all events in which her children were involved.
She was an active member of the community, belonging to the Simcoe Sons of Norway, Granville Homemakers and Granville Senior Citizens. She particularly enjoyed quilting, making many quilts for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved being surrounded by her large family and her home was often the scene of lively activity. Throughout her long, full life, laden with many seemingly unbearable burdens, she brought sunshine and joy to the lives of her loved ones. Though gone now to our Heavenly Father, she lives on in our hearts.
Survivors: Daughter, Corinne (Eugene) Keyes, Towner; sons, Howard (Jenell) Loftesnes, Bismarck, and Everett (Betty) Loftesnes, Warrenton, OR; daughters-in-law, Frances Loftesnes, Minot, Christel Loftesnes, Aurora, CO, and Sandra Loftesnes, Eau Claire, WI; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Florence Hatleli, Rushford, MN, and Ardis Lee, Minot; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; sons, Carl, Robert and Richard Loftesnes; parents; brothers, Gerhard, Archie, Clifford and Donald Skarstad; sisters, Evelyn Swiggum, Connie Johnson and Thelma Skarstad.
Funeral: Friday, March 30, 2001, at 1:00 p.m., at North Prairie Lutheran Church, Simcoe, ND.
Visitation: Thursday, from noon to 8:30 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
Burial: North Prairie Lutheran Cemetery, Simcoe, ND.
Officiant: Rev. Rollin Rogness
Music: Congregational Hymns
Processional, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
Recessional, "Lift High the Cross"
Iona Loken, soloist, "Den Store Hvida Flok"
Duet of Thelma Lysne and Sharon Anderson, "Day By Day"
Selma Hopkins, organist
Olive's grandson, Brett Loftesnes, violinist, "In The Garden"
Olive's granddaughters will serve as Honorary Bearers:
Teri Kvamme, Tammy Bowles, Sabrina Killmon, Lisa Jenkins,Colette Christopher, Heidi Loftesnes
Michelle Clark, Laura Malchose, Ann Loftesnes, Heather Foultner
Olive's grandsons will serve as Active Bearers
Robert Loftesnes, Jr., Darren Loftesnes , Gregory Loftesnes, Paul Rosencrans, Dale Rosencrans Patrick Loftesnes and Brett Loftesnes
Elaine S. Logen - - 1939 - 2001
Elaine S. (Hansen) Logen, 61, 310 2nd St. SE, Minot, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at a Minot medical center.
She was born on September 13, 1939, in Stanley, ND, the daughter of Christopher and Lydia (Schwede) Hansen.
She married Donald Logen on August 25, 1961, in Minot. The couple made their home in Minot where Elaine worked for McKinley School as a lunchroom attendant and a playground supervisor. She also worked for a short time with the Dakota Boys Ranch and Community Hospice, both Minot. For many years Elaine took care of Donald until he died on March 30, 1998.
Elaine loved to talk about her grandchildren and her favorite pastime was playing bingo.
Survivors: daughters, Tracy Lynn Bates and her husband Jeremy, and Christie Elaine Brown, Rochester, MN; grandchildren, James Christopher Brown, Justin Michael Brown, and Sarah Jane Brown, and Timothy Andrew Vaughan, Haley Ruth Bates, and Madison Elaine Bates; brothers, Melvin A. Hansen and his wife Joyce, Rochester, MN and Clayton Hansen, Ellsworth, WI; sisters, Mildred Fiest, Minot, Vera Nelsen, Minot, and Eletha Bruhn and her husband Roy, Palermo, ND; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Service: Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Minot.
Visitation: Wednesday, from 9 a.m. until Noon at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot
Officiant: Rev. Luther Hanson, chaplain Trinity Homes
Honorary Bearers: Elaine's family and friends
Active Bearers: Darin Hansen, Billy Greenly, Gerald Leeson, Leon Geottle, Gary Jacobson
Martha Marie Lorenz - - 1906 - 2001
Martha Marie Lorenz, 95, 300 South Main St. Velva, died Friday, February 23, 2001, in a Minot medical center.
Martha was born January 3, 1906 on the family farm near Max, ND, the daughter of Adolph and Emelia Krueger. She was raised and educated in Max.
She married William Lorenz on July 22, 1923. Following their marriage they moved to Chicago for six months and then returned to North Dakota. They moved to a farm south of Sawyer where their six children were born. In 1941 they moved to a farm near Bergen, ND, living there until they retired and moved to Velva, ND.
Martha loved children and became a beloved baby sitter to many children during her retirement years.
William passed away in September of 1978. Martha moved to the Souris Valley Care Center in Velva in October of 2000.
She was a member of Oak Valley Lutheran Church, the women's groups at the church and the Velva Senior Citizens group, where she was on the quilting committee for many years.
Survivors: Sons, Waldo Lorenz, Florence, OR, Lloyd Lorenz and Merle Lorenz and wife Yvonne, all Minot; daughter, Vida Mae Petersen and husband Lawrence, Bismarck; 20 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; sister, Louise Roebuck, Velva; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Marvin Lorenz and William Lorenz, Jr.; granddaughter, Tracy Snyder; great-grandsons, Dylan Snyder, Jim Rice and Heath Lorenz; sister, Elsie McCann; brothers, Gustav, Fred and Otto Krueger; step sisters, Viola Burnett and Evelyn Nicorta.
Funeral: Tuesday, February 27, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., at Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva, ND
Visitation: Monday, February 26, 2001, from 2:00 to 8:30 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, MINOT, and Tuesday one hour prior to the service at Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva.
Burial: Velva Cemetery, Velva, ND, in the spring.
Officiant: Rev. Mary A. Schave
Readers: Amy Diede and Cindy Shattuck
Music: Congregational Hymns: Processional, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
Recessional, "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"
Thelma Lysne, soloist, to sing: "Morning Has Broken" "On Eagles Wings" and "You Are Mine"
Donna Holte, organist
Honorary Bearers: Martha's relatives, friends and neighbors
Erna Luht-Randma - - 1912 - 2000
Erna Luht-Randma, 88, 921 1st St. NE, Minot, died Monday at her home.
She was born March 30, 1912, to Christian and Caroline (Aks) Pallo in Estonia, Europe. She was reared and educated in Estonia and graduated from high school there. When she was six years old, her parents enrolled her in her first dance class. As a teenager, she traveled with an opera ballet in Germany as a ballet dancer. In 1944, she came to New York with her mother. While in New York, she worked at a restaurant in Madison Square Gardens. She married Arnold Luht on March 21, 1950. They made their home in Minot and built a house in northeast Minot. She worked as a seamstress at the "Bon Ton" in Minot for several years before she owned and operated "Erna's Ballet School" in Minot. She also taught ballet in Riverdale, Garrison and Bismarck. In December of 1976, her first husband, Arnold, died. On July 12, 1979, she married Karl Randma in Minot. They lived in Minot and also spent some time in Florida. He died in March of 1994.
Erna loved to paint and was a member of the Schumann Music Club of Minot.
Survivors: caretakers, Marilyn Schiele, Irene Swenson and Kim Cannon, all of Minot. She was preceded in death by both husbands, parents, and brothers, Evo, Oswald, Henry and Armen.
Funeral: Saturday, October 21, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Officiant: Rev. Don Andrews, Chaplain at Trinity Health, Minot, ND
Music: "How Great Thou Art" "Amazing Grace"
Honorary Bearers: Erna's friends and former ballet students
Charlotte Lumley - - 1919 - 2001
Charlotte Ann Lumley, 82, 702 33rd Ave. SW, Minot, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, in a Minot foster care home.
She was born January 13, 1919, in Coulee, ND to Robert and Rosa (McLaughlin) Lumley. She was reared and educated in the Coulee area. As a young lady, she worked at Ringen's Hardware Store and also at Wemark Drug Store, both in Kenmare. She lived in Red Bank, NJ and Colorado Springs, CO for a time before moving to Minot in the early 1960's. Charlotte worked for Home of Economy for 20 years. When she retired she continued living in Minot and in January of 2001, she entered Semmen Foster Care Home in Minot where she lived until the time of her death.
She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Minot.
Survivors: sister, Hazel Feldmann, Kenmare; brother-in-law, Lloyd Pyan, Minot; sister-in-law, Alma Lumley, Stanley; nieces and nephews, Lee Feldmann and wife Ellen, Minot, Vernese Lathrop and husband Miland, Little Canada, MN, Shirley Ramirez and husband Ed, California, Sherry Geiser, Colstrip, MT and Jerry Lumley and wife Linda, Stanley, ND
Funeral: Friday, April 6, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday, from noon until 8:30 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare, ND.
Officiant: Pastor Kathy Hammond, Lay minister of Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot
Music: Linda Lumley and Wayne Nelson, vocalists
Honorary Bearers: Charlotte's family and friends
Mark Lux - - 1960 - 2000
Mark Lux, 40, 105 5 St SW, Surrey, died Monday, January 1, 2001 at his residence.
He was born June 10, 1960, in Minot, the son of Loren and Mariann (Boechler) Lux. He was reared and educated in Minot and graduated from Minot High School in 1979. He entered the Army and served for four years. He was stationed in North Carolina. After his discharged from the Army he owned and operated a used car lot in Fayetteville, NC, until ill health forced his retirement. He was once married to Gloria Calderon. He has resided in Surrey for the past four months.
Survivors: parents, Loren and Mariann Lux, Minot; son, Mark Lux Jr., Fayetteville, NC; daughter, Amanda Lux, Washington, DC; brothers, David Lux, Minot, Joseph Lux, Surrey, and Archie Lux, Wimbleton, ND; sisters, Elizabeth Bayramian, Bozeman, MT, and Marie Swinford, New Castle, KY. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roger and Patrick.
Funeral: Friday, January 5, 2001 at 10:30 am at Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot.
Visitation: There will be no reviewal but friends may sign a register book on Thursday from 9:00 am until 8:30 pm at the funeral home.
Rosary/prayer service: Friday, January 5, 2001 at 9:30 am at Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot.
Celebrant of the Liturgies: Father Paul Cervinski
Music Ministers: Jeanne Artz and Don Hoffart
Honorary Bearers: All of Mark's family and friends
Zachery Mayer - - 1910 - 2000
Zachery Donald Mayer, the son of Tim and Selena Mayer was stillborn December 6, 2000, in a local Minot hospital.
Survivors; parents; maternal grandmother, Connie Smith, Minot; paternal grandparents, Gloria Mayer, Sherwood, ND; maternal great-grandparents, Ted and Alice Selfors, Minot and Leonard Hanson, Turtle Lake, ND; numerous aunts and uncles also survive.
Funeral Service: Friday, December 8, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Visitation: Friday, December 8, 2000, from Noon until service time at the funeral home.
Burial: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Officiant: Rev. Timothy Solberg
Active Bearers: Zachary's Uncles: William Weber and Bennie Mayer
Music: Alabama, "Angles Among Us" and Eric Clapton, "Tears In Heaven"
Gloria E. McDiarmid - - 1921 - 2000
Gloria E. McDiarmid, 79, #1 6th St. SW, Minot, died Tuesday, December 12, 2000, in a Minot medical center.
She was born on October 24, 1921, in rural Bowbells, ND, the daughter of Henry and Estelle (Wade) McDiarmid. She attended country school in the area for a time, and graduated from Kenmare High School. She worked as a cook in Bowbells, and also for Burke County for many years. In 1969, she moved to Minot, where she worked for several years at Trinity Hospital. She retired in the early 1980's, and remained living in Minot until the time of her death.
Survivors: three nephews, Wilson and Loren Headrick, Minot, and Pat Headrick, Bismarck, ND; five grand-nephews, Joe, Michael, Jesse, Brendan, and Thomas Headrick. Her parents and one sister, Wanda Headrick, preceded her in death.
Funeral: Saturday, December 16, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Friday, December 15, 2000, from Noon to 8:30 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot, ND.
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Kenmare, ND, in the spring.
Officiant: Rev. Don Andrews, chaplain at Trinity Health
Music: Marie Bourquin, soloist to sing, "Rock of Ages" and How Great Thou Art"
Pat Strohm, organist
Active Bearers: Gloria's grand-nephews will serve as pall bearers
Joe Headrick, Jesse Headrick, Michael Headrick, Brendan Headrick, Thomas Headrick