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Darwin "Dar" Edwin Gorder
Darwin "Dar" Edwin Gorder was born February 22, 1940, in Fargo, ND, to Edwin and Sarah (Sommerfeld) Gorder. He graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran High School, Fargo, in 1957, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, in 1961. He received a Masters in History from North Dakota State University, Fargo, in 1963. Dar was united in marriage to Kay Ruth Anderson on November 24, 1962 in Oakes, ND.

That same year, Dar returned to Oak Grove as a Social Studies, Psychology and Physical Education instructor. He also served as a coach in football, basketball, wrestling and track. His 1969 boys' basketball team was the undefeated (26-0) state Class "B" champs. It has been estimated that Dar kept watch over some 2,000 extra-curricular events during his forty-five year tenure at Oak Grove, assuring fair play and good sportsmanship.
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June Masse
June Masse, 68, of Oakes, ND died on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society, Oakes.

June Masse, daughter of Stanley "Ted" and Mildred (Stevens) Baska, was born April 4, 1945 in Britton, SD. She was raised near Glover, ND, and graduated from Oakes High School in 1963. She attended Valley City State University, graduating in 1967. June then moved to Fargo, where she taught from 1967 to 1969. On June 14, 1968, June married Richard Masse in Oakes. The couple both taught school in Humboldt, MN from 1969 to 1977. In 1977, they moved back to the family farm near Glover. June was employed at the Oakes Community Hospital from 1977 to 2006. Richard passed away on February 26, 1999.
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Eugene "Gene" Gerdon
Eugene "Gene" Gerdon, 74, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013, enjoying a morning horse ride.

Eugene Erroll, son of John and Rachel (Mallack) Gerdon was born January 13, 1939 at Forbes, ND. They lived on a farm 14 miles Northwest of Forbes, where Gene and his sister Marlyss attended country school. In 1945, he moved with his parents and sister to rural Cogswell, ND. He attended country school near Cogswell until the 5th grade, and finished his schooling in Cogswell, graduating in 1956. Following his education, Gene worked for the Signal Department with the Great Northern Railroad in Minnesota, before returning home to help on the family farm. On August 28, 1958, he was united in marriage to Margie Westra. They made their home near the farm. Gene was employed at the Lincoln Oakes Tree Nursery until he started driving truck for Bobcat in 1965. He was on the road a lot so it was Margie's job to be at home with their three children.
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Muriel Kay Cotten
Muriel Kay Cotten, 77, of Oakes, ND passed away at Avera St. Luke's in Aberdeen, SD. A private graveside service will be held.

Muriel was born April 22, 1936 to Leland and Lue Ella (Starkweather) Hansen in Sioux Falls, SD. Kay graduated from high school in 1954 and then attended several different Universities to earn a teaching degree. She taught in Casselton, ND for many years. She was married to Raymond Kraus. Gary and Kay were united in marriage on September 5, 1996 in Fargo, ND. They then moved to Oakes, ND where she substitute taught for several years. Kay loved to read, spend time with her friends and students, go to the movies, and attend Bible Study Group. She was a member of The Oakes Church of the Nazarene, The ND Retired Teachers Assoc., and The Dickey County Historical Society, where she served as Secretary for many years. She is survived by her husband, Gary, her two sons, Robert (Dawn) King of West Fargo, ND and Rodney (Cynthia Breuer of Destin, FL. Two Grand Children, Max and Adriana, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband,
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Wesley R. "Wes" Spear
Wesley R. "Wes" Spear, 102, of Oakes, ND, passed away July 21, 2013 at the Oakes Community Hospital.

He was born on March 9, 1911 in Hudson Township, near Oakes, ND, to Howard H. and Minnie (Koch) Spear. Their home was the former Hudson Stage Coach Inn, which has been moved to a farmsite nearby. Wes received his elementary education in Hudson School and graduated from Oakes High School with the class of 1929. He worked with his father on the farm until the fall of 1933, when he began working for Emil Tedin as a welder and mechanic. In the spring of 1934, Wes began working for A.O. Foster Company at the Pure Oil Station and in 1935, as parts man and car sales at Foster Chevrolet, Inc.
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Douglas Eugene Freehauf
A memorial service for Douglas Freehauf, 60, Hastings, ND, will be held at 10:00 A.M., Monday, July 22, 2013 at Spring Creek Lutheran Church, Hastings. Visitation will be held at the church an hour prior to the service.

Douglas Eugene Freehauf was born on March 26, 1953 in Lisbon, ND, the son of Gordon and Carmen (Johnson) Freehauf. He grew up on the family farm near Alice, ND and attended Enderlin Public School. Doug was a member of the class of 1971 and went on to attend NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND.
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Betty L. Knecht
Betty L. Knecht, age 63, of Rogers, ND, (Formerly Oakes, ND) passed away after a very long and courageous battle with breast cancer on Saturday, July 6, 2013, while at Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit.

Betty Lou Cowley was born on October 25, 1949 in Britton, SD, to George and Ruth Cowley. Betty grew up and attended the Engle Country School, until she attended Hecla High School where she graduated in 1967. Betty then moved to Aberdeen, SD where she worked for Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator until 1970. Shortly after high school Betty met the love of her life, Elmer J. Knecht Jr. (Butch). They were married on June 28, 1968. Butch and Betty started their life and family home on a farm near Guelph, ND. Betty helped work on the farm right alongside her husband Butch. They had three children, Corinna, Melissa and Curtis. In 1987, Betty took a job at Lincoln Oakes Nursery, and the family moved into Oakes, ND. Betty also worked many years for Schafer Seed, Alco, and PCI, all of Oakes. The summer of 2007 first brought exciting news the couple bought a lake home at Ashtabula. Then, in August 2007, Betty was diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer, she underwent surgery at the University of Minnesota, in Minneaoplis, MN, where they told her family that she had only a few short months to live, and to "go home and enjoy her fall, because this Thanksgiving would be the last she would see."
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Liesa Marie Hill
Liesa Marie Hill, 37, of Oakes, ND, returned to her heavenly home on June 25, 2013, due to a tragic vehicle accident.

She was born July 27, 1975 in Greybull, WY. She grew up in Wyoming with a love of time spent breaking and training horses, hunting, and many other outdoor activities with her family. She graduated from Faith Baptist High School in 1993, and then attended college in Sheridan. Liesa was proud to have earned her Certified Pharmacy Technician with an Associate Degree of Applied Science from North Dakota State College of Science.
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LeRoy Zimbelman
LeRoy Zimbelman, 86, of Oakes, ND, passed into his Father's arms on June 3, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed, but his integrity, love and amazing sense of humor will always be remembered.

LeRoy Zimbelman, son of Lee and Ida (Gemar) Zimbelman, was born December 3, 1926 southwest of Oakes, where he grew up. He attended rural school through the 8th grade and then Oakes High School until he was seriously hurt in a farm accident. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Rasmussen on January 8th, 1950. LeRoy worked as a mechanic at the Chevrolet Garage in Oakes for the first five years of marriage, then bought the Rasmussen family farm, where he raised his family for 25 years. During LeRoy's farming years, he continued to work as a mechanic in town between growing seasons. In 1982 LeRoy and Lorraine moved into town, where LeRoy was employed at the IH Implement before going to work with his best friend, Budd Larson at Larson Sales. LeRoy and Budd worked together 30 years. He enjoyed all the people who came to the shop and all the challenges of old tractors and Budd's special projects. LeRoy was a life-long member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
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Holly Sanders
Holly Sanders, 59 of Fargo, ND, passed away April 20, 2013 at Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND.

Holly Jeanne, daughter of Fay and Irene (Bork) Sanders was born on November 25, 1953 at Oakes, ND. She attended Special Education classes in the Oakes school system from the time she was seven until her eighteenth year. Holly then moved to the Minot Vocational School for two years, beginning in 1971. In 1973, she moved to Fraser Hall (a sheltered workshop) in Fargo, where she worked at the Evaluation and Training (ETC) Center for 8-9 years. Holly moved into her own apartment in Fargo in 1984 and worked in various capacities at Fraser workshop and vocational facilities. In July of 2001, Holly moved into an ISLA apartment through Red River Human Services Foundation. She began employment at the Developmental Work Activity Center (DWAC) and the Olive Garden Restaurant through the support of Friendship, Inc. In December 2007, Holly went to live at an MSLA apartment setting at Friendship.
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Gerald Hopewell
Gerald Hopewell, 80, Fargo, ND died May 8 at Bethany Homes in Fargo. Gerald was born Feb. 1, 1933 in Oakes, ND to Guy and Emma (Kern) Hopewell. He attended rural Milnor, ND school. He married Geraldine Johnson Feb. 11, 1953 in Lisbon, ND. Gerald worked for ranchers near Lisbon and Milnor, ND, Montana and Wisconsin. He operated a logging and salvage yard in Leonard, ND. He served as a minister for Church of God Seventh Day in Fargo. He retired in 1995. Gerald is survived by his wife, Geraldine; children, Cindy Hopewell of West Fargo, Dianne (Dale) Mischke of Kindred, Karen (Kenneth) McMahon of Kindred, Geoff (fiance, Kari) Hopewell of Kindred, Jesse (Wanda) Hopewell of Kindred, Jack (Lori) Hopewell of Kindred, Jeremy (Pamela) Hopewell of Kindred and Lucinda Hopewell of Kindred, a sister; Shirley Funk of Lisbon and a brother, Marvin Hopewell of Milbank, SD. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Faye Tangen and Lorraine Lundin and a brother, Clark.

The funeral service will be at 2:30 PM Monday, May 13th at Trinity L
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Betty Sorenson
Betty Lou Sorenson, 76, left this earth to meet her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at her home in Oakes, ND.

Betty Lou was the thirteenth child of Carl and Anna (Olson) Westrom, born on October 25, 1936 in Arne Township, Benson County, North Dakota. She attended school in Maddock, graduating from high school in 1955. She worked as a nanny for two years after high school in Sioux Falls. Betty met Gerald R. Sorenson, a young Marine soldier on a bus, returning from leave to his home in Harvey, North Dakota. Gerald R. Sorenson and Betty Lou Westrom were united in marriage at the North Viking Lutheran Church in Maddock, North Dakota on February 20, 1957. Jerry and Betty made their home in a variety of places due to Jerry's job with the Bureau of Reclamation including Bismarck, ND, Othello, WA, Loup City, NE, before moving to Oakes, in 1966. Betty worked for the Good Samaritan Center in Oakes for 27 years, before retiring to be the primary caregiver to her husband for 12 years before he passed away on January 12, 2001. Betty enjoyed crafts, puzzle solving and being with her family.
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Juel "Lud" Robert Mattson
Juel "Lud" Robert Mattson was born October 2, 1954 in Park River, ND to D. Kenneth and Marilynn Mattson. Juel died peacefully in his home in Detroit Lakes, MN on May 2, 2013.

D. Kenneth Mattson and his family moved to Mahnomen in 1955, where Juel attended Mahnomen Public Schools. Juel graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1973. He attended Northland Community College in Thief River Falls, MN for medical technician. Juel also received his EMT certificate in 1978. While in high school Juel was employed by Mahnomen Dairy, making milk deliveries to homes around Mahnomen and also worked for Jack's Motor Sports. After obtaining his education as a medical technician and EMT, Juel spent many years dedicated to serving others while employed at United Hospital Ambulance Service; Norman County Ambulance; Polk County Ambulance; Wimmer Hospital, Ada, MN; Mahnomen County and Village Hospital; St. Luke's Hospital, Crosby, ND; Merit Care Hospital, Fargo, ND; Norman County Implement; truck driver for the Fargo Forum; REM-Northstar; the Treatment Center and Aldor Homes in Crookston, MN; Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; and several years driving beet truck for many farmers surrounding Ada, MN.
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Elizabeth A. Piper
Elizabeth passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Moorhead at the age of 102.

Elizabeth Anna Lindner was born on April 19, 1911, the daughter of Mathias and Amelia (Ponzer) Lindner in Becker County, MN. She grew up in this area, moving into Frazee, MN where she was a child. Elizabeth was united in marriage to Theodore Piper Sr. on November 6, 1929. They lived near Durbin, ND, where they raised their family and farmed for many years. Theodore passed away in March of 1976. She moved to Lynchburg, ND, and later to Casselton, ND, before making her home at Eventide for the last two years.
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Raymond E. Banderet
Raymond E. Banderet was born November 12, 1921 to Louis and Louise (Cochet) Banderet on the family farm south of Straubville, ND. He departed this life Monday, April 29, 2013 at Oakes Good Samaritan Center in Oakes, ND, at the age of 91 years.

Ray attended rural grade schools and graduated from high school in Havana, ND in 1939. He farmed and raised livestock with his father and brother, Emil for many years. Later in life, he and Emil partnered with his nephews, Lowell and Bob.
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