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Thelma H. Lindberg
Thelma H. Lindberg, 81, Fertile, MN, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Fair Meadow Nursing Home, Fertile. Thelma Helene Lindberg was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Bear Park, MN, to Harold and Thora Sirjord. She was baptized and confirmed at Faaberg Lutheran Church. She graduated from Gary High School in 1949, when she was 16. In 1973, she received her LPN degree from Agassiz Valley School of Practical Nursing, Crookston, MN. On June 3, 1950, Thelma married Leo Lindberg at the Faaberg Church parsonage in Rindahl, MN. They spent their married life on a farm near Fertile where they raised 6 children. Thelma created a loving home where her children, their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren learned about living with faith, grace, dignity, wisdom, and good humor. Thelma generously served her church and community. A member of Varnes and Concordia Lutheran Churches, she taught Sunday school and was active in the Ladies’ Aid. Thelma was President of WELCA, participated in Christian Women’s Club, T.E.C, and Birthday Club. She worked as a Charge Nurse at Fair Meadow Nursing Home from 1973 to 1995. In retirement, she volunteered at Fair Meadow, participated in Red Hat Ladies and kept up with her lifelong hobbies of traveling, baking, quilting, gardening, knitting, and reading poetry and historical fiction. Throughout her life, Thelma was a steadfast friend to many. Thelma’s great joy in life was seeing her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren enjoying themselves at her Cable Lake cabin and attending their activities. Thelma is survived by her children: Lee Lindberg, Fertile, MN; Mark (Sue) Lindberg, Fertile; Jeff (Randi) Lindberg, Baxter, MN; Kevin (Peggy) Lindberg, Fargo, ND; Brian (Kathi) Lindberg, Mentor, MN; Teresa (Mark) Aakhus, Roosevelt, NJ; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother, Hiram (Harriet) Sirjord, Moorhead, MN, three sisters, Altha Spaeth and Sonja Nelson, both of Mahnomen, MN, and Vivian Johnson, Paynesville, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; mother, Thora; father, Harold; and stepmother, Elaine.

Funeral: 11:00AM Friday, April, 4, 2014, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Fertile.
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Johannes Gall
The funeral for John Gall, Wishek, ND will be Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Luke Lutheran Church at Wishek., ND. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek, ND. Burial will be at St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Wishek, ND.

John died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Wishek Living Center, Wishek, ND. He was 85 years old.
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Jane Bristol Erlandson
Jane Bristol Erlandson, of Fargo, N.D., died peacefully at the age of 99, at Villa Maria Nursing Home, on March 24, 2014.

Jane was born August 3, 1914, along with her identical twin, to William and Martha Bristol of Fargo. She graduated from Fargo Central High School and N.D.A.C. with honors. While in college, Jane was Most Representative Senior, president of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, 1936 Homecoming Queen, and a Mortar Board member, a senior honor society for women. She was also a member of Senior Division of R.O.T.C., active in Bison Brevities, and voted into Who's Who In American Universities and Colleges. Jane earned a degree in home economics merchandising and education. Following graduation, she worked at deLendrecies Department Store, Dakota Clinic, taught at Valley City, N.D. and managed a lunch room in Detroit, MI.
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Esther Hafner
Esther Hafner, age 97, of Valley City died March 26, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Valley City. A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 AM Monday March 31, 2014 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Valley City with Msgr Dennis Skonseng celebrant. Interment will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery later in the spring.

Esther Marie Hafner was born Oct. 25, 1916 at Sykeston, ND the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Boor) Sondag. She grew up there and attended St. Elizabeth School in Sykeston. On May 19, 1936 she was united in marriage with Frank Hafner. The couple farmed and then lived for a time in California before moving to Valley City in 1955, where they raised their family. Mr. Hafner died in 1974 and Esther continued to make her home in Valley City. She was a church organist for over 50 years and an original board member of the Nearly Nu Store in Valley City. Esther raised a special needs son, Jerome. She lived with her daughter, Madonna Hildebrant at Conde, SD for six years.
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Bruce Richard Johnson "Bird"
Bruce Richard Johnson "Bird," 63, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014. He was born October 24, 1950 in Fargo, North Dakota to Earl and Lillian Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at Hickson Lutheran Church in Hickson, North Dakota. He graduated from Kindred High School in 1969. In the early 70's, Bird moved to Arizona where he worked construction. During this time, he invented and patented a diesel fuel heater and a parts cleaning flow brush. In the 90s, Bird co-owned the Kitty-Bird Ranch in Star Valley, Arizona where he raised horses and cows. Bird had a love for camping and the Arizona mountains. All who knew Bird would especially miss his gentle nature, quick smile, and his amazing ability to get along with everyone.

Bird was preceded in death by his father Earl Johnson and brother Charles "Chuck" Johnson. He is survived by his mother Lillian Johnson of Hickson, North Dakota, sister Deborah "Debbie" (Rick) Fowler of Walcott, North Dakota, brother Kevin (Cyndi) Johnson of Chandler, Arizona, and his beloved dog Sammy. Bird has eleven nieces and nephews, fifteen great-nieces and nephews.
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Patricia "Pat" Knutson Hogue
Pat, 84, formerly of Linton and Fargo, passed away on February 19th, 2014, at the Watercrest Nursing Home of Miami, Florida. Pat was born in 1929 in Pollock, S.D., to Ed and Anna Knutson.

After graduating from college, she began teaching in Great Falls, MT, and married the love-of-her-life, the late RR (Buster) Hogue. Together they raised six children and shared married life for sixty-plus years. Buster passed away in 2009.
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Janet E. Fox
A memorial service for Janet E. Fox (82) of Hawley, MN, will be held on April 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Lysne Lutheran Church in rural Hawley, MN. Janet passed on 24 Feb 2014 at Sanford Health of Fargo following complications resulting from side effects of medications.

Janet was born on Jan. 17 1932 to Leslie and Clara Olich of Moorhead MN. Janet was the 6th of 13 children and attended all of her scholling in Moorhead MN. The summers of her youth were spent enjoying the cool waters of the family cottage on Cotton Lake. Janet was never one to be idle. She started her employment career at the age of 12 at St. Johns Hospital. From there she continued to work in various careers until her final retirement from the Court Administrators office of Clay County. Retirement isn't really the correct word as she continued to volunteer at several local organizations and church endeavors until her death.
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Gladys Haaland Peacock
Gladys A. Peacock, 95, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead, MN. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bottolfson Chapel at Eventide. Gladys was born to Axel (Fred) and Martha (Edwards) in Traill County ND. She attended the Herberg School and Dakota Business College. She was united in marriage to Eugene Haaland in 1943 in Moorhead. They moved to Albany, Oregon in 1950 where Gladys lived until 2002 when she moved to Linden Tree Circle, Eventide. Gene died in 1975. She married Theodore Peacock in 1979 and he died in 2002. She is survived by step daughter-in-law, Linda Peacock, step granddaughter, Heather (Chris) Swanson and step granddaughter, Paige Swanson all of Salem, OR, nieces, Phyllis (Nick) Smilonich and Jeanne (Humberto) Rodriguez both of Moorhead, MN, nephews, Bryce (Daria) Anderson of Perham, MN and Stephen (Mary) Anderson of Barnesville, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, step son, Douglas Peacock and sister, Alice (Jalmer) Anderson. A burial service was held March 7, 2014.

Memorials preferred to Eventide’s Chaplaincy Endowment Fund or the Worship and Music Fund at Faith Lutheran Church, Albany, Oregon.
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Payton Ryan Adams
Payton Ryan Adams, age 17, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on Friday, March 7, 2014, as the result of a automobile accident.

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 3rd from 4 to 8 pm at St. Mary's School Gym and will continue on Friday from 8:30 am until 10:00 am at the Sturm Funeral Home Sleepy Eye. There will be a Parish Prayer Service at 3:45pm Thursday at the school.
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Catherine Schram
Catherine “Kay“ Schram, long time North Dakota resident, died on March 19, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, ND at the age of 97.

She was born Catherine Evangeline Staber on August 27, 1916 to Leonard and Julia Staber in West End Township. She grew up in Wyndmere, ND with her 4 brothers - Joe, Jim, Gene & Freddie, and graduated from high school there in 1934. After high school she attended The Chicago Hair Academy followed by 6 months of advanced training in Saskatoon, Canada. In 1936 she opened her own beauty shop in the Wyndmere Hotel and operated it until 1938 when she moved to Ca. with her two younger brothers Gene & Freddie. In California she worked for Babe Staber in the family beauty shops there. Kay & " the boys" moved back to Wyndmere in 1940. In 1941 she moved to Manitowoc, Wisconsin and married Dan Schram on April 19, 1941. Dan was an auditor or the Soo Line Railroad and Kay worked as a waitress at the Manitowoc Hotel. When the war broke out Kay went to night school to learn to be a machinist and worked in the shipyards building submarines until 1945. She then went to work at the Murrow Aluminum Factory in the heat treating room doing casting for Harley Davidson Motorcycles for 2 years. Kay worked at Sears in the fabric department for 5 years until 1952.
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Arthur Roy Bratland
Arthur was born on December 15, 1930 in rural Ransom County, North Dakota, the son of Arthur R. Bratland, Sr. and Emma K. (Jensen) Bratland.

He attended grade school in Hanson Township country school and graduated from Verona High School in 1949. After high school graduation, he and his classmate Eugene Mairose enrolled in Gale Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota to become railroad agents and telegraph operators. After graduation, he went to work fro Great Northern Railroad in Havre, Montana in 1950.
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Jim “Fang” Maroney
Jim “Fang” Maroney, 59, Milwaukee, WI, left this earth on March 23, 2014 in Madisonville, TN on route to an event in New Smyrna, FL. Jim was born November 24, 1954, a native of Casselton, ND to Maury and Myrtle Maroney. As a toddler, growing up in Casselton, Jim was seen always with an airplane in his hands and grew proficient at flying RC aircraft. Later in life, Jim and his dad won top honors at the RC Top Gun “invitation only” competition. Jim went to Casselton High School and was a graduate of West Fargo High School. He was never at loss for a good laugh or a clever practical joke.

Jim received his degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California- Fresno prior to enlisting in the United States Marine Corp. He is survived by his wife, Susan. After meeting in California during his tour of duty at El Toro Marine Corp Air Station, they married in 1993 and made their home(s) first in Fargo, ND and Washington State and then in Wisconsin.
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Eddy Lakoduk
Eddy Lakoduk, 96, Fargo, formerly of Butte, ND passed Thursday, March 27, 2014 in a Fargo Hospital.

Eddy was born on December 10, 1917 in Olivia Township of McHenry County northwest of Butte, ND. He was the oldest child of Sam and Mary (Siroshton) Lakoduk and graduated from Butte High School.
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Muriel Kaercher
Muriel G. Kaercher, 105, went home to be with her Lord on March 27, 2014. She was born December 29, 1908 in Bottineau, ND.

She taught school in St. Thomas, ND before marrying Howard William Kaercher on September 2, 1939. They moved to Fargo in 1953. She was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church. After raising her family, she worked at JCPenney, retiring in 1973. She was cared for and lived in Serenity Assisted Living in Dilworth for over six years.
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Darrel Johnson
Age 66 of Plymouth, MN. With heavy hearts we share the news of Darrel’s passing while vacationing in Florida; he was struck and killed by a car on March 6, 2014. Born in Fargo, ND; a graduate of Oak Grove High School and NDSU. Darrel retired from Ford Motor Credit and enjoyed his retirement working at Providence Academy, Ridgedale YMCA and Mpls. Auto Action. He loved volunteering at IOCP, golfing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry & Selma. He will be deeply missed by Teri, his wife of 40 years; daughters, Angela (Ryan) Saul & Jill (Matt) Miller; grandchildren, Katelyn & Charlotte Saul, Henry & Franklin Miller and other loving relatives.

Memorial Service Celebrating Darrel’s life will be 11:30 AM Saturday, June 21 at Messiah United Methodist Church, 17805 Cty. Rd. 6 in Plymouth. Visitation 1 hour prior to service. Private interment Messiah United Methodist Columbarium. In Lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to The Lazarus Project, Ridgedale YMCA or Messiah’s Columbarium fund.
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Stacy M. Engel
Stacy Maria Engel, 35, Hillsboro, ND passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Hillsboro Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 24, 1978 to Ralph and Charlotte (Thompson) Engel in Hillsboro where she grew up and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1996. Following graduation she attended Mayville State College. After two years of attendance, Stacy’s lifelong journey began. She was diagnosed with an extremely rare and degenerative disease that she fought courageously, with her devoted family by her side, until the end.

Despite the many difficulties she faced, she met them with grace, and maintained a positive attitude through everything. She never let her disease get her down and through her faith, managed to take great joy out of life. Stacy was an avid sports fan, spending countless hours watching football and golf. The Denver Broncos, Notre Dame, and NDSU, were some of her favorite teams. She also cherished the time she spent with her family at the lakes and at the farm, particularly during harvest season.
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Stuart Schultz
Stuart Schultz, 56, of Fargo, ND, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 28, 2014 at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Stuart Lee Schultz was born October 20, 1957 in Breckenridge, MN to Lester and Betty (Morris) Schultz. In the fall of 1962, the family moved to Fargo, ND, which is where Stuart attended school. He graduated from Fargo South High School in 1976.
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Review: FM Opera delivers scary good Poe-inspired premieres
FARGO – With world premieres of two operas, it was understandable for those producing “Buried Alive” and “Embedded” to be on edge at Friday night’s Fargo-Moorhead Opera performance.
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General Motors recalls Chevrolet Cruzes, trucks and SUVs
General Motors Co is recalling certain Chevrolet Cruze models for possible axle fractures, and more than 490,000 trucks and SUVs for potential transmission cooler line issues, the company said in a statement late on Friday.
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Moment of silence observed as community grieves growing mudslide toll
DARRINGTON, Wash. – Family and friends of 90 people still missing after a wall of mud flattened the outskirts of a rural Washington state town increasingly feared for the worst on Saturday as the governor called for a statewide moment of silence a week after the disaster.
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