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Tuesday, April, 15, 2014 - INFORUM - Sports

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Vivian Lerud
Vivian Lerud, 91, Valley City, ND died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City.

Vivian Dorothy Johnson was born February 5, 1923 on a farm near Amenia, ND to Gust and Lois (Bly) Johnson. At the age of nine, she moved with her parents to a farm near Hunter, ND. She attended the rural Bell School and later graduated from high school in Hunter. She worked for area farm families until going to Minneapolis, MN, where she worked for the Munsingwear Co. After returning to Hunter, she married Arnold O. Lerud on December 11, 1943 at Perley, MN. They lived at Perley for two years before moving to a farm near Gardner, ND, where they lived until moving to a farm near Hunter. In 1971, they moved back to Gardner and farmed before returning to Hunter in 1980. Arnold died in 1982. Vivian moved to Fargo in 2001 and to Valley City in 2010.
Sunday, April, 13, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Elaine M. Jacobson
Elaine M. Jacobson, 88, Wahpeton, ND, passed away, Sunday, April 6, 2014, at St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton. The Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 2:00 PM at St. John's Catholic Church, Wahpeton, ND, with Rev. Dale Lagodinski as celebrant. Visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the Church. There will be a Christian Mother's Rosary at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton.

Elaine was born May 23, 1925, the daughter of Herbert and Florence (Krause) Hodel at Wahpeton, ND. Elaine attended St. John's School and graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1943. She attended NDSSS in Secretarial Program and worked for Dr. HH Miller. Elaine was united in marriage to Donald Jacobson on September 4, 1945, at St. John's Catholic Church in Wahpeton. Elaine was employed at Red River Valley Clinic and later worked for Richland County Selective Service before she became Executive Secretary for the region. She was also Secretary-Treasurer for Jacobson Decorating.
Wednesday, April, 09, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Robert William Otto
Robert William Otto of the Osnabrock-Langdon area passed away peacefully under Hospice care on April 7, 2014 with family at his side at the home of his daughter in Fargo, ND after valiantly battling a rare Sarcoma cancer diagnosis given to him on February 21, 2014.

Robert was born on October 31, 1931 to William and Kathleen (Wild) Otto. Robert attended his first 8 years of school at the Osnabrock Township School and then graduated from Milton Public School. He then attended State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND. He entered the Army in 1955 and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, KY. He served as a track mechanic working on tanks. He was discharged in 1957. Robert was a member of St. Clotilde's Church, Milton, ND and St. Alphonsus Church, Langdon, ND.
Wednesday, April, 09, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Tuesday, April, 08, 2014 - INFORUM - Sports

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Ann Marie Zimmerman
Ann Marie Zimmerman, 97, of Wahpeton, ND, formerly of Kent, MN, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, at St. Catherine's Living Center in Wahpeton. The visitation will be Thursday, March 27, from 12- 1:00PM at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge, MN, followed by the funeral at 1:00PM at the funeral home. Pastor Ken Kirchenwitz will be officiating.

Ann came into this world on December 27, 1916, one of 3 daughters born to Claude and Ella (Sterling) Kamp, in Pleasantville, Iowa. The family then moved to Wolverton, MN where Ann attended school, graduating high school in 1934. On September 22, 1934, she was united in marriage to Earl Zimmerman in Breckenridge, MN. They were blessed with two boys, David and Dick. They lived in rural Wolverton and eventually moved to McCauleyville, then Kent, Minnesota. Over the years, Ann and Earl owned and operated two grocery stores and a Café in Kent. The Cozy Corner Café, known for its generous sized portions and Ann's delicious homemade cooking, was open for 12 years. Following the restaurant business, Ann cooked for the residents at St. Catherine's Living Center when it was known as the "Rehab." For a period of time, the students at Abercrombie School got to enjoy Ann's cooking before she was employed by the Valley Lake Boys Home as their cook. Earl passed away on January 4, 1994. She continued to live in Kent until 2006, when she moved into Appletree Court in Breckenridge.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Rebecca "Becky" Pederson
Rebecca "Becky" Pederson, 49, Jamestown, ND died Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Jamestown.

Becky was born January 1, 1965 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Clark and Delaura (Leine) Gripentrog. She received her education in Wahpeton, ND and graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1983. She attended Jamestown College where she received her nursing degree. On November 9, 1984 Becky married Matt Pederson in Wahpeton. She worked as a nurse in Minnesota, North Dakota and Kentucky. She was currently employed by the City of Fargo for Fargo Public Schools.
Tuesday, March, 25, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Doris Junkin
Doris Madelyn Junkin, 74, of Moorhead, MN died Tuesday March 11, 2014 at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo, North Dakota.

Doris was born on May 24, 1939 to Floyd and Adeline Junkin. She attended Central High School in Fargo, ND and graduated in 1957. After graduation she received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND. She worked as an LPN in Jamestown, North Dakota from 1958-1966. In 1966 she moved to Fargo to continue working as an LPN at Dakota Hospital in the pediatric department until 1981. Doris became a nursing assistant and worked in various nursing homes around the area until about 2000. Doris later worked in the housekeeping department at Riverview Place of Fargo from 2000-2004.
Friday, March, 14, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Blair E. Thielke
Blair E. Thielke, 51, Lisbon, ND, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, unexpectedly at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, March 11, 5:30 PM at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton, ND, with Rev. Morris Stephens officiating. There will be visitation from 4 PM up until the time of the service on Tuesday. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.

Blair was born October 22, 1962, at Fergus Falls, MN, the son of Harlan and Darlene (Johnson) Thielke. He grew up in Wahpeton attending public schools and graduating from Wahpeton High School in 1981. He attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, where he was enrolled in Tool and Die Making. Blair worked for Ro-Banks Manufacturing in Wahpeton for ten years. In 1993 he started employment with Bobcat in Gwinner, ND and lived in Lisbon.
Sunday, March, 09, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Wallace D. Dorff
Wallace D. Dorff, 83, Wahpeton, ND, formerly of rural Audubon, died Monday, March 3 at St. Francis Medical Center in Breckenridge, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, Msgr. Timothy McGee, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Friends may call 5:00 - 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. The visitation will continue 1 hour prior to the mass at the church on Saturday.
Thursday, March, 06, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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LuVerne E. Smith
LuVerne E. Smith, 95 of Lidgerwood, ND passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood, ND.

LuVerne E. Smith was born January 8, 1919 in Duerr Township, Richland County, the daughter of Otto & Bertha (Grohnke) Marohl. She was baptized February 9, 1919 and confirmed in 1931. On November 15, 1940 she was united in marriage to Lester Herman Smith. After their marriage they farmed and then moved into Lidgerwood. LuVerne & Lester had one child, Irene C. Smith born on August 20, 1941. Lester passed away on June 26, 1974.
Thursday, March, 06, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Sylvester Schumacher
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Sylvester Schumacher, 86, Linton, ND, left this earth to join all of the angels in heaven on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Baptist Health Care Center, Bismarck, ND. A celebration of Syl’s life will be held on Friday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Linton. The celebration begins with visitation at Myers Funeral Home in Linton from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 where there will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour before service time on Friday at the church.
Tuesday, March, 04, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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James Lauman
James Lauman, 73, Wahpeton, ND passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND. The funeral mass will be on Tuesday, March 4, at 9:30 AM at St. John's Catholic Church, Wahpeton, ND with Rev. Dale Lagodinski as celebrant. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 PM to 7 PM with a 7 PM prayer vigil at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton, ND. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the spring at Calvary Cemetery, Wahpeton, ND. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.

Jim was born on January 12, 1941 in Breckenridge, MN to Hubert and Louise (Elmquist) Lauman. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in Wahpeton, ND. He graduated from country school Dwight #1. Jim lived and farmed on the family farm his entire life. He enjoyed all things pertaining to farm life. He especially enjoyed seeding the fields in spring and trucking grain during the harvest. He also did gardening, lawn mowing, and other things that needed to be done.
Monday, March, 03, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Sheryl Ann Brekke
Sheryl Ann Brekke, 63, of Fargo, ND died in her home on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Sheryl was born April 24, 1950 in Fergus Falls, MN to Vernon and Betty (Olson) Brekke. They moved to Fargo in 1951 where she graduated from Fargo South High School in 1968. She went to North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, ND graduating with a degree in nursing. After graduation she pursued her nursing career in Rochester, MN and then at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. After 2 years she moved back to Fargo and also resided in Biloxi, MS and Minot, ND. She then made Fargo her home, to raise her daughter, Alicia, who was born July 16, 1980.
Sunday, March, 02, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Janet L. Gerberding
Janet L. Gerberding, 55, Wahpeton, ND passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014 at her home.

Janet was born October 1, 1958 in Watertown, SD to Elmer and Lorraine (Froehler) Gerberding, the 7th of 8 children. She was born with Down Syndrome and lived at home for a short while before being placed in a home care facility. She lived in various cities throughout North Dakota and South Dakota before moving to Wahpeton in 1999. She resided at a Red River Human Services Group Home until her unexpected passing.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Dale Edward Smith
Dale Edward Smith, 77, of Breckenridge, MN, passed away on February 18, 2014, at St. Catherine's Living Center in Wahpeton ND, after a courageous seven-month battle with cancer. The visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00PM, with a prayer service at 7:00PM, on Friday, February 21, 2014, at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30AM, on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Breckenridge. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Breckenridge, at a later date.

Dale was born Feb. 22, 1936 in Wahpeton to Ernest & Elsie (Chizek) Smith. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in Wahpeton. He attended elementary school at Center Township in rural Wahpeton, and graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1954. He entered the National Guard, and then joined the U.S. Army in 1956, where he was stationed in Panama City, Mexico. He received many awards, including Sharpshooter (light machine gun), a Good Conduct Medal, Marksman (automatic rifle), Sharpshooter (60mm Mort), and Expert (RR57mm). In 1958, Dale was honorably discharged from the Army and returned back home to Wahpeton.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Carleton Likness
Carleton Likness went to be with his Lord & Savior early on Sunday morning, February 16, at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge, MN. Carl has spent seven weeks at St. Catherine's Living Center, prior to coming home five days before his passing. The Funeral Service will be Thursday, 10:30 am, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton, with Rev. Jim Gustafson officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5 PM to 8 PM with a 7 PM Prayer Service at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton and one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be at a later date at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton. Military Honors is to be conducted by Wahpeton Military Honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.

Carleton was born March 20, 1925 in his rural home at Veblen, SD, to Ella and Christopher Likness. He attended grade school and graduated from Veblen High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Army in 1944 and served in Saipan in the south Pacific for 14 months. He became engaged to Sylvia Hektner in 1946 when he returned from the service. They were married at Mooreton Lutheran Church, December 25, 1946. Carleton graduated from NDSSS in 1947 with an Associate Degree in Printing and Journalism. Carl and Sylvia moved to Milnor that year and purchased the Sargent County Teller. He remained in the newspaper business for 27 years. In addition to working with the newspaper, Carl was appointed as a rural mail carrier in 1953 at the Milnor Post Office. In 1974 he was transferred to Litchville Postal Office, but returned in 1980 to take over DeLamere and McLeod routes for one more year before he retired. After retirement he took a position with the LeeWay Co. at Forman, ND as manager. He later accepted a position as Development Officer at Oak Grove High School in Fargo. Carl was active in his church and community throughout the 41 years that he lived in Milnor. He was a volunteer fireman for 25 years and a lifetime member of ND Fireman's Association. Carl was named general chairman of the Milnor Centennial Celebration. He also served for many years on the Lutheran Social Services Board. In 1974 Carleton was elected Dept. Commander for the State of ND American Legion. He was later elected alternate National Executive Committeeman from 1978-80. He was also a member of the National Legislative Committee. While he was attending a meeting in Washington DC, the Pentagon was attacked by terrorists on 9/11. Recently Carl and his son Cory were part of an Honor Flight to Washington to see the WWII Monument honoring WWll veterans.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Gerald Diedrich Deede
Gerald Diedrich Deede, 88, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, at the Fargo VA Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

Gerald was born on December 15, 1925 in Wahpeton, ND to Herman and Suzanne (Diedrich) Deede. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1943.
Tuesday, February, 18, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Julia Sims Maudal
Julia Mae Saeger was born November 10, 1932, in Willmar, MN. She was raised in Wahpeton, ND, where she received her education.

She made her home in Wheaton, MN, and Wahpeton, where she worked many years as the activities director at Leach Home. Julia died Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Elim Rehab and Care Center, Fargo, at eighty-one years of age.
Sunday, February, 16, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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Dolly P. Fisk
Dolly P. Fisk, 87, of Casselton, ND, passed away February 13, at Elim Care Center in Fargo, ND. She was born April 18, 1926, in Page, ND, to Victor and Lutie (Wood) Warrey. She graduated from Page High School and resided in Berkeley, CA, during part of WWII where she worked at Borden’s Cafe. When back in ND, she worked as a telephone operator in Wahpeton, ND, and later at the Page Drug Store. She was united in marriage to Harold D. Fisk on Oct. 14, 1953. They lived in Ayr, ND, for 52 years.

She was a longtime member of the Ayr Presbyterian Church where she belonged to the Ladies Aid and was the substitute organist. She had many longtime friends in her Birthday Club as well. She also was the substitute postal clerk at the Ayr Post Office.
Sunday, February, 16, 2014 - INFORUM - Obits

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