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MARRIAGE and DEATH ANNOUNCEMEKT EXTRACTIONS 

From 
The HANKINSON NEWS 

Hankinson, Richland Councy North Dakota 

By 

Elizabeth M. Collins 

11638 SE 164th St. 

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Film // 10737 HANKINSON MEWS Jan. 07, 1954 - Dec. 27, 1956 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Art Spear and children spent Saturday evening at Breck-- 
enridge, MN. , visiting with their cousins from Montana and New York, who were here to att- 
end the funeral of their father, the late Albert Pearson. 

********** January 7, I95A 

TOM BERTELSEN OF FAIRMOUNT DIED SUNDAY 

Tom Bertelsen was born in Orby, Samso, Denmark on August 22nd, 188A. He was educated 
in the schools there. He served 18 months in the Danish Army. 

On November 5th, 1908, he married Christina Pedersen. Their three oldest children 
were born there. In March of 1913, he came, with his family, to the United States, settling 
at Farmington, MN., where he worked as a car repairman on the railroad for one year. 
He then moved to Fairmount, ND. , where he tegan farming. 

In 1941, he left the farm because of his health. In 1944, he began working for the 
Great Northern Railroad until 1949, when he was forced to retire because of severe burns 
he received in a gasoline explosion, which was followed by two major cancer operations. 
Since his last operation he had been in failing health. 

He passed away at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge at 5:40 PM on January 3rd. 
He is survived by his wife, seven children: (Helga) Mrs. Walter Gebhart, (Jessie) Mrs. 
Elmer Wettstein, (Betty) Mrs. Earl Zentgraf, Holger, Jens, and Thomas, Jr., all of Fair- 
mount, and Harold of Havre, MT.; twenty-one grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Pete Jensen 
of Fairmount, Mrs. Hans Olsen and Mrs. Christian Sorenson, both in Denmark. 

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; one sister (Mrs. Hans Astrup) of Fair- 
mount; his parents and two brothers in Denmark. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 6th, at 2 PM. , at the Method- 
ist Church in Fairmount with Rev. P. Gisvold of Wahpeton officiating. Interment was in 
the Fairmount Cemetery. 

Honorary pallbearers were: Jens Karlsbak, John Bostrom, Henry Kuddes, Jake Wawers, 
Clarence Kutzer and Harvey Leathart. Acting pallbearers were: Clarence Christiansen, 
Delmer Steffens, Elmer Johnson, Rodney Zillgitt, Herman Laske and Richard Wilson. 

* ******** * January 7, 1954 

NIECE OF FAIRMOUNT WOMAN KILLED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT 

Two women were killed in an auto accident on Monday of last week, December 28th, and 
they were Mrs. Ed. Jesse, 60, of Bowdon, ND., and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Jesse, 
19, and two persons were seriously injured in a collision of two cars seven and a half 
miles west of Carrington, ND. Mrs. James Jesse is a niece of Mrs. 0. Dybdal of Fairmount. 
Mrs. James Jesse was only a bride of a month as she was married to James Jesse at Sykeston, 
ITO., on November 23rd, 1953. Mrs. James Jessie is survived by her husband, parents, four 
brothers and three sisters. 

Funeral services, for the accident victims, were held Monday of this week at the 

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Seventh Day Advencist Church at Carrlngton, ND. 

********** January 7, 1954 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF AUNT IN ST. PAUL 

Mrs. Joseph A. Reinke left on Tuesday morning for St. Paul, MN., to attend the funeral 

of her aunt, Mrs. Katharine Mordaunt, 77, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 

Rudolph Pitzel of Evansville, IN. The body was taken to St. Paul, her home for many years, 

for burial Wednesday morning. 

********** January 7, 1954 

PIONEER WOMAN BURIED TUESDAY 

Mrs. Michael (Veronica) Ginsbach, 85, who came to Richland County in 1877, and led 
the oxen which broke a 360 acre farm in Brandenburg Township, died Saturday at the St. 
Francis Hospital in Breckenridge at 12:50 PM. She had been a patient there since Jan. 4th. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 9 AM at St. Philip's Catholic Church here. 
Rev. G. C. Bierens, Rev. Jos. Huebsch and Rev. Francis Slominski officiated at the mass 
and St. Philip's Church Choir furnished the music. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery 
with Jos. Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge in charge. Six sons acted as pallbear- 
ers and honorary pallbearers were the grandchildren. 

Relatives from a distance who attended included: Mr. and Mrs. M. J. O'Donnell and 
son, George and daughter, Lucille, of Glencoe, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Donald O'Donnell of Man- 
kato, MN. , Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kruse of Fargo, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Reinke, Crookston. 

Also attending were Raymond O'Donnell of Tracey, MN., Miss Christina Reinke of Elm- 
wood, WI., and Mrs. Pete Schroeder of Elmwood, WI., George Stabno of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. 
Clarence Manikowski and daughter of Breckenridge; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Gereszek and Mrs. Rose 
Maach of Lidgerwood, Johnny Mackove of Lidgerwood, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mackove, Lidgerwood. 

Born on Feb. 4th, 1868 at Wjockchevia, Germany, she came to Richland County, then 
Dakota Territory, from Iron Ridge, WI.; with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Manikowske, in 
1877. Securing an emigration car and packing a few household necessities the family came 
as far as Breckenridge, the end of the railroad, using a flatboat with their personal be- 
longings they crossed the river and entered what is now the city of Wahpeton. By yoke and 
oxen, Mr. Manikowski transported his family to his homestead south of Hankinson. 

A true pioneer, she experienced the hardships of pioneer life and even took part in 
the breaking of the virgin valley sod by leading the oxen on her fathers 's homestead. 

She married Frank Reinke on April 26th, 1887 with Rev. Fr. Heppeler officiating. Mr. 
Reinke died June 3rd, 1913. On Mary 3rd, 1917, she married Michael Ginsbach of Amery, WI., 
at Hankinson. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4th, 1940. 

She spent all of her adult life in this area on the farm near Hankinson until 1945 
when she retired and moved to Hankinson. The late Mrs. Ginsbach was a member of St. Philips 
Church, Christian Mothers and the Tabernacle Guild. 

Survivors include six sons and five daughters. They are: Joseph A.; Mathew T.; Edward 
P.; and Leonard F. Reinke, all of Hankinson, Arnold T. Reinke of Mantador and Raymond V. 
Reinke of Crookston, MN.; Mrs. M. J. (Elizabeth) O'Donnell of Glencoe, MN.; Mrs. Louis 

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(Elsie) Kruse of Fargo, Mrs. Mildred Early, Mrs. Ernest (Helen) Ambach and Miss Regina 
Reinke, all of Hankinson 

She also leaves 37 grandchildren, an adopted grandson, Louis Ginsbach, and 10 great- 
grandchildren. ********** January 14, 1954 

NEW EFFINGTON. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Chris Veflin accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Meden- 
wald, Mrs. Anna Beite and Mrs. Harold Ellingson, attended the funeral of Christine Quam 
near Wyndmere, ND., on Thursday, Dec. 31st. Mrs. Quam was a cousin of Mrs. Veflin and 
Mrs. Medenwald and a niece of Mrs. Beite. She was 61 years of age and died Dec. 26th 
after a 3 months illness of cancer. She is survived by 4 grown children. 

********** January 14, 1954 

MRS. J. SIKORSKI DIED ON FRIDAY 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Joseph Sikorski, 62, of Fairmount died at her home in Fair- 
mount on Friday, Jan. 8th, after suffering a heart attack. She had been ill for the past 
three years. 

The funeral mass was held at 10 o'clock Monday morning, Jan. 11th, at St. Anthony's 
Catholic Church at Fairmount with the Rev. Father, J. B. Greiner officiating. Interment 
was in Calvary Cemetery north of Fairmount. The active pallbearers were: Elmer Schroeder, 
Willard Schroeder, Delmer Meyer, Harold Hoefs, Jake Muellenbach, and John Shaw. The hon- 
orary pallbearers were: Clarence Kutter, Amos Penn, August Weinkauf, Julian Poppe, Leo 
Kutzer, and Dan Linehan. Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton was in charge of the funeral 
arrangements. The body was brought to the Skorski home Sunday afternoon and remained there 
until the time of the service. 

Mary Roseann Stelton was born on August 31st, 1891, at Watkins, MN., and attended 
the schools there. She came to Fairmount in 1910 and was married to Mr. Sikorski on Nov. 
19th, 1912 at Watkins. They farmed near Fairmount until moving to town in 1952. She was 
a member of the St. Ann's Altar Society. 

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Sikorski, two sons Donald and Martin of Fairmount, 
two daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Leothia) Schroeder of Harvey and Mrs. George (Melba) Radke of 
Fairmount, three sisters, Mrs. Archie Caylor of Willmar, MN., Mrs. John Tellers, St. Cloud, 
MN., and Mrs. Kathryn Schaeffer of St. Paul, three brothers, Peter Stelton of Waite Park, MN., 
William Stelton of Minneapolis and Jerry Stelton of Ladysmith, WI. She also leaves a grand- 
daughter, Vondalu Hingst, 12, who makes her home with the Sikorski 's and ten other grand- 
children. She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Mrs. Luella Hingst, 
Elizabeth and one grandchild. 

Those present for the funeral were all of the children, all the sisters, and all bro- 
thers except one, Jerry Stelton, of Ladysmith, WI., and all of the grandchildren except 
Ward Hingst, who is an instrutor at the Naval Base in Key West, FL., and is being discharged 
in the near future. Among the grandchildren present were a grandson. Airman Apprentice 
Darrel Dean Hingst of Norman, OK., and the following relatives: 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Caylor of Willmar, MN., and Mrs. and Mrs. John Tellers of St. 

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Cloud, MN., Mrs. Kathryn Schaeffer of St. Paul, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Stelton of Waite Park, 
MN., William Stelton of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Dick. Mihlbauer of Forest City, MN., Mr. 
and Mrs. Boyd Brown of Breckenridge, Mrs. John Stelton and Alta of Wahpeton, Mr. and Mrs. 
Ernest Tellers of Anoka, MN., Mrs. Shirley Nelson of Minneapolis and Gail Schaeffer of 
St. Paul. ********** January 14, 1954 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT LADY DIED IN OREGON 

Mrs. Frank (Arrah Belle) Craft, 91, of Eugene OR., died Sunday, Dec. 27th at Eugene, 
OR. Mrs. Craft and her husband, the late Frank Craft, were residents of Fairmount about 
30 years ago. 

Mrs. Arrah Belle Craft was born Nov. 21st, 1862, at Jackson, MI., and lived in Eugene 
since 1923. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eugene. 

She is survived by her son, Clarence Craft of Eugene, OR. , one grandson, Cecil A. 
Craft of Pasadena and one great granddaughter, Christina Craft of Pasadena. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 30th, at 2 PM. , at the Simon Launsbury 
Mortuary. Interment was at the West Lawn Cemetery. 

********** January 14, 1954 

LINEHAN'S STEPFATHER BURIED IN WASHINGTON 

John Wesley Fredrick, 75, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 5th, at his home at 
6917 - 52nd Ave. So., Seattle, WA. 

He was born at Winona, MN., grew to manhood at Casselton, ND., and was a barber by 
trade until moving to Seattle in 1928. He was in the grocery business for several years, 
later working as an accountant at the Port of Embarkation. The past two years he had 
worked at the Boeing Aircraft plant, retiring last March. 

Surviving are his wife, Augusta Fredrick, two sons, Gordon R. and Douglas C. Fred- 
rick, both of Seattle, WA., four stepsons, Daniel Linehan of Fairmount and John Linehan 
of Hankinson, George Linehan of Portland, OR., and Robert Linehan of Seattle, and three 
step-daughters, Mrs. Lenore Demuling, Loretta Bell and Mary Johe, all of Seattle, two 
sisters, Mrs. J. Kemmer of Fargo and Mrs. Cecela Stephans of San Louis Obispo, CA., five 
grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. 

********** January 21, 1954 

UNCLE AND AUNT OF MRS. DIBBERT DIE IN MINN. 

Mrs. Gordon Dibber t of Hankinson received word this week that her Uncle, Joseph 
Kuch5mka passed away at his home in Waubun, MN., Friday, Jan. 22nd. Funeral services 
were held on Wednesday of this week at the Congregational Church in Waubun. Mr. Kuch- 
ynka was born in Czechoslovakia on March 11th, 1878, and came to this country as a boy. 
He was engaged in farming until retirement a few years ago. 

Rites for Mrs. Kuchynka, whose death preceded that of her husband by a few hours, 
were held Wednesday in St. Ann's Catholic Church at 9:30 AM. 

********** January 28, 1954 

NEW EFFINGTON . . . . The brother of Mrs. Helmer Peterson, Sr., and Lars Aadland passed 

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away in Moosejaw, Canada. About h of the article cannot be read because it is on the curve 
of a bound newspaper. He was 72 years and one month at the time of his death. 

********** February 4, 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Stan Leathart and Mrs. Henry Kuddes attended the funeral 

for Mrs. Henry Wacha at Lidgerwood on Monday afternoon. 

********** February 4, 1954 

RECEIVED WORD OF DEATH OF BROTHER 
Joe Schmitt of Fairmount received a telegram Monday, Feb. 1st, that his brother, 
Frank Schmitt, of St. Paul died suddenly that morning. 

********** February 4, 1954 

FATHER OF LOCAL FAIRMOUNT MINISTER DIES 
Robert Runner, local minister of the Church of Christ in Fairmount, received word 
that his father, Allan C. Runner, 42, of Arlington, SD. , died suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 
2nd., from a heart attack. He is survived by his wife and three children, one daughter, 
Nevah, who lives at Desmet, SD. , two sons, Robert of Fairmount and Royce, 9, at home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Runner left the same day for Arlington and their children remained 
in Fairmount, two staying at the Edwin Moon home and two with Mrs. Mabel Gabber t. 

********** February 4, 1954 

SIKORSKI RITES HELD MONDAY 
The Fairmount community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Joseph Sikorski, 
61, who passed away unexpectedly at his home early Saturday morning, Jan. 30th, 1954. 
His wife died about three weeks ago on Jan. 8th, of this year, also at her home. She 
succumbed after a heart attack. 

Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning, Feb. 1st, for Joseph Sikor- 
ski at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at Fairmount with the Rev. Fr. J. B. Greiner offic- 
iating. Vertin's Funeral Home of Wahpeton were in charge of the arrangements. The pall- 
bearers were Willard Schroeder, Elmer Schroeder, Delmer Meyer, Harold Hoefs, Jake Muellen- 
bach, and John Shaw. Honorary pallbearers were Clarence Kutzer, Leo Kutzer, Amos Penn, 
August Weinkauf, Julian Poppe and Dan Linehan. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. 

All of the children and grandchildren, except a grandson, Airman Apprentice Hingst of 
Norman, OK. , who was here three weeks ago for his grandmothers funeral and granddaughter 
Kathey Hingst, of Helena, MT. , were here for the services. 

Joseph Anton Sikorski was born March 16th, 1892, at Fairmount, the son of Elizabeth 
and Martin Sikorski. He attended Farimount schools. He was a life long resident of this 
county and spent nearly all of his life on a farm. He grew to manhood in the Fairmount 
community and was married to Mary Roseann Stelten, Nov. 19th, 1912, at Watkins, MN. The 
couple farmed near Fairmount until about 18 months ago when they moved into town. He was 
employed for a time by the Milwaukee Railroad and worked briefly for the Swift & Co., at 
Breckenridge . He had been working the day before his demise. 

To this union six children were born, four of whom survive: two sons, Donald and 
Martin of Fairmount and two daughters, Leothia (Mrs. Dan Schroeder) of Harvey and Melba 

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(Mrs. George Radke) of Fairmount, a granddaughter, Vondalu Hingst who has made her home 
with the Sikorski's. Ten other grandchildren also survive. He leaves two sisters, Mrs. 
Joe Gebhart and Mrs. Martha Mc Conn of Fairmount and a number of nieces and nephews. He 
was preceded in death by his wife who passed away Jan. 8th, 1954, two daughters, Mrs. Lue- 
11a Hingst, and Elizabeth, a grandchild, his parents, four brothers and a half brother. 
Other relatives here from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. John Tellers, Mr. and Mrs. 
Howard Spaniel, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dombovy, and Peter Stelten, all of St. Cloud, MN., Mr. 
and Mrs. Archie Caylor of Willmar, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Dick Mihlbauer of Forest Lake, MN., 
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Bernard and Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Tellers and William Stelten, all of 
Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Brown of Breckenridge, MN. , Mrs. John Stelten and Alata, 
Mrs. Donald Lambert, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kubela of Wahpeton, Ed Hingst of Great Bend, 
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Muellenbach and Dick Gebhart, all of Wheaton, MN. 

********** February 4, 1954 

; SERVICES FOR M. WIRTZ FRIDAY 

The community was shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Michael Wirtz on Wednes- 
day morning at the St. Gerard Hospital. 

Funeral services will be held at the St. Philip's Church on Friday at 9 AM with the 
Very Rev. G. C. Bieren officiating. Rosary will be recited at the Wipperman Funeral Home 
at 8 o'clock on Thursday evening. 

Michael Wirtz was born in Metz, Germany, June 23rd, 1865. He immigrated to America 
in 1895, coming to Wisconsin, later moving to the Hankinson community, and settling on a 
farm southeast of Hankinson. 

In January of 1899, he was married to Catherine Faust. He is survived by four sons, 
George, Joe, Harry and Math, and a daughter, Anna. Mrs. Wirtz passed away January 31st, 
1938. 

Interment will be beside his wife in Calvary Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home 
is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

********** February 11, 1954 

MOTHER OF LOCAL BUSINESSMAN DIES AT BERTHA, MINN. 

Mrs. Herman- Solid, 53, passed away Wednesday evening at her home in Bertha, MN . , after 
a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Domian Funeral Home at Bertha at 2 PM 
Saturday. 

She is survived by her husband, two sons, three daughters and 12 grandchildren. Mr. 
and Mrs. David Solid and family and Mrs. Margaret Hentz attended the funeral on Saturday. 

********** February 11, 1954 

JOHANNA PELVITT LAID TO REST 

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Breckenridge Luth- 
eran Church for Mrs. Johanna Pelvitt, who passed away Monday, Feb. 1st, at 8:30 PM. She 
had been a patient at the hospital since Jan. 6th. 

Johanna Miller was born July 18th, 1870, in New York City and came to North Dakota 
with her mother and a brother when she was seven years old. 

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On Dec. 6th, 1893, she was united in marriage to William PelvitT in the Belford 
Church. They farmed near here until 1917 when they moved to Breckenridge to make their 
home. For the past few years she has made her home with her daughter here. 

She was a Gold Star Mother of World War I and a member of the V. F. W. and an honor- 
ary member of the Lutheran Guild. She is survived by two sons, Bernie and Rudolph of 
Breckenridge; four daughters, Pauline of Elyria, OH.; Edna and Alice of Stillwater, MN.; 
and Agnes of this city; three sisters and one brother, 30 grandchildren and 19 great- 
grandchildren. Her husband and six sons preceded her in death. 

Pallbearers dressed in Army uniform were: Howard Van Tassel, Duane Knockendof fell, 
Paul Bernard, Paul Schwalen, Fred Foster, Gene Newell and Dick Mann. 

She was the last Gold Star Mother of World War I of the American Legion Auxiliary, 
the Breckenridge Unit. * * * * ^ ^ * * * * February 11, 1954 

ATTEND FUNERAL IN ST. PAUL PARK SATURDAY 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arndt and son Mark attended the funeral of Mrs. Amdt's brother, 
Conrad Bomersine, 56, of St. Paul Park, MN., on Saturday. Mr. Bomersine passed away very 
suddenly last Tuesday, at his home, of a heart attack. 

********** February 11, 1954 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF BROTHER 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmit and family and Mrs. Harvey Hedtke attended the funeral last 
week of Joe Schmit 's brother, Frank Schmitt. Frank Schmitt, 62, died unexpectedly at his 
home Monday , February 1st, in New Brighton, from a heart attack. The funeral was held on 
Thursday, February 4th, from the Miller Fimeral Home in Columbia Heights and from there 
was taken to the Catholic Church at New Brighton for services. 

Burial was in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery in St. Cloud, MN. He is survived by 
his wife, four children, four sisters, and four brothers, of whom one is Joe Schmitt of 
Fairmount. ********** February 11, 1954 

STILES NEWS We extend our sincerest sympathy to the family of Mrs. H. Wacha 

whose death occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Koppleman in Hopkins, MN., on Friday. 

********** February 11, 1954 

NEW EFFINGTON MAN BURIED MONDAY 
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Zion Lutheran Church at New Eff- 
ington for Gilbert Brodal, 48, who passed away at Tehauka Hospital at Sisseton Thursday 
night. Mr. Brodal is survived by his mother and brother, Helge. 

Interment was in the New Effington Community Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home 
was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

********** February 18, 1954 

GODEJOHN RITES SUNDAY FEB. 28th 
Richard Godejohn, 49, passed away Wednesday afternoon, February 24th, at the Park 
Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, MN. Services will be held from the Immanuel Lutheran 
Church in Hankinson on Sunday at 2:30 PM. , with the Rev. G. C. Michael officiating. Int- 

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ermenC will be in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

Richard Godejohn was born August 29th, 1904, at Great Bend, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav 
Godejohn. He attended school at Great Bend, and was married to Rose Newman. Mr. Godejohn 
had farmed south of Great Bend on the home place for many years. In 1946, the family moved 
to a farm south of Fergus Falls, MN., where he has since resided. 

He is survived by his wife. Rose; three sons, Dayle, Darrell and Donald; his mother, 
Mrs. Anna Godejohn; sisters, Ella of Hankinson, Evelyn Wooods of Sioux Falls, SD, Bertha 
Christianson of Portland, OR., and one brohter, Ted, of Erie, ND. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** February 25, 1954 

GEORGE ICUTTER RITES SATURDAY 

Funeral services for George Kutter will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hank- 
inson on Saturday afternoon, March 6th, at 2 PM. A brief service for the immediate family 
will be held at the Wipperman Funeral Home preceding this service. 

George Kutter passed away Wednesday morning at 7:45 AM., at the local hospital, losing 
a long fight with skin cancer. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kutter, Sr., having 
been born Nov. 19th, 1896, in Richland County, southwest of Hankinson. He was married to 
Gertrude Arndt on June 29th, 1926, at Hot Springs, SD., where she was in nurses training 
at the time. They made their home on the old Bolz homestead, about 12 miles southwest of 
Hankinson, farming it together with his brother, John. Five children were born to this 
union, Grace, Alvina (Mrs. Elroy Klawitter) , Hazel (Mrs. Milo Rossow) , Loren and Daniel, 
all of whom together with Mrs. Kutter, mourn his passing. 

Mr. Kutter is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Peter, Harry, Clarence, 
Frank and Alice (Mrs. Paul Ohm) all of Hankinson, Louis, Jr., and William of New Effington, 
SD., Clara and Edith (Mrs. Christie) of Minneapolis, MN., Viola (Mrs. Peter Sattergren) of 
Maiden Rock, WI . , Adolph, Ralph, Ruth (Mrs. Edgar Draeger) and Herman of Grey Eagle, MN. 

In addition, he leaves to mourn his passing, four grandchildren, as well as many other 
relatives and friends. 

Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home will be in charge. 
Reviewal at the Wipperman Funeral Home will be from Friday until time of service. 

********** March 4, 1954 

STILES NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Frank Klepetka attended the funeral of Mrs. Klepetka's 
Uncle Joseph Dozak at Breckenridge, MN., on Thursday morning. 

********** March 4, 1954 

FUNERAL FOR BURT KURTZ FRIDAY 
Funeral services for Burt Kurtz of Fairmount will be held at 2 PM. , Friday, in the 
Methodist Church in Fairmount with Rev. David Knecht officiating. 

Mr. Kurtz passed away Tuesday at his home in Fairmount. He wac born March 31st, 1876 
at Decatur, MI., the only child of Samuel Kurtz and his wife the former Mary Sophia Bidla. 
His father homesteaded what is now known as the old Clarey farm. At the age of 17, Mr. 
Kurtz was orphaned and from then he lived with a half brother, John, on the old Blackmere 

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Ranch. For a few years he was grain buyer at Blackmere. In 1894 he purchased land where 
he raised his family, farmed and died. 

On April 28th, 1899, he married Alberta Williams at Wahpeton. She preceded him in 
death by exactly six years to the month, day and exact hour. 

Surviving are three daughters, Echo, Mrs. John Earner, Fairmount; Donna, Mrs. Lawrence 
Mead of Brook Park, MN. ; Alberta, Mrs. Carl Lein of Otter Tail Lake, MN.; two sons, Frank 
Kurtz of Borger, TX., and Richard Kurtz on the home farm; 13 grandchildren and nine great- 
grandchildren. Interment will be in the South Fairmount Cemetery with Jos. Vertin and Sons 
Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

In the very early years his half-brother, Del Kurtz was a pitcher for the Chicago White 
Socks Ball Club. Because of this very close association with professional baseball became 
an ardent baseball fan and player himself. He played baseball in all the towns in this 
community in the early days. 

He was not only active in entertainment but also became a very active man in civic 
and all community affairs. As the years went by he was active in the Township Board as 
Chairman for 26 years, the School Board, 15 years, Richland County Farm Loan, the Federal 
Land Bank for 18 years, the Draft Board for World War I and II and the Korean War, and 
was still on the Board at the time of his death. In the days of the Richland County Fair 
he was also always active in all Fair work being on the Fair Board for many years. He was 
a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge. 

On November 12, 1953, he received the following testimonial from the Fargo Production 
Credit Association of which he was a charter member, on Board of Directors from Jan. 1934 
to Nov. 12, 1953. Served as president 1934-1943, vice president 1944 to 1953: "Burt Kurtz 
in all these capacities and in his daily life has been devoted to the service of his fellow 
man giving freely of his time, energy and ability to the development of the Production 
Credit System. His keen insight into the problems of people, his able interpretation of 
economic situations, and his aversion to personal gain, have made him an inspiration to 
PCA members." 

"Agricultural people through out the state of North Dakota take this opportunity to 
express their appreciation to Burt Kurtz for his stalwart, progressive leadership and pay 
him homage for the untold services he has rendered in lifting their standard of economic 

life." signed by President M. H. Steffes. 

********** March 11, 1954 

FUNERAL RITES FRIDAY FOR MRS. ANNIE DAHL 
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Dahl, 82, of New Effington, will be held from the 
Zion Lutheran Church on Friday afternoon at 2 PM. , with Rev. A. H. G. Gjevre officiating. 

Mrs. Dahl passed away early Wednesday morning at the Sisseton Community Hospital. 
She is survived by her husband, Peter Dahl, and three daughters. 

Burial will be in the Community Cemetery at New Effington, The Wipperman Funeral 
Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** March 11, 1954 

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LAST RITES HELD FOR G. POLFUSS 

Gustav Polfuss, 81, Richland County pioneer who farmed in Brandenburg Township for 
more than 60 years, died Saturday morning at a Fargo hospital. Death followed surgery 
Thursday morning from which he never regained consciousness. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 1:30 from the home and 2 PM. , from St. 
John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township with Rev. W. H. Cordts officiating. Interment 
was made in the church cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home of Hankinson is handling the 
arrangements. 

Bom on Dec. 2nd, 1872, in Dodge County, WI., he came with his parents, when two years 
old, to Richland County, then Dakota Territory. They homesteaded on a farm in Brandenburg 
Township, which was his home until a year ago when they moved to Hankinson. 

He married Anna Krause on Nov. 19th, 1895. They celebrated their 58th Wedding Anni- 
versary last year. Mr. Polfuss retired from active farming four years ago and his son, 
Harold, has farmed the home place since. 

Besides his wife and son, he also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ed Bladow, nine grandchildren, 
and five great-grandchildren. 

********** March 18, 1954 

MS. MAUDE MOURER DIES IN CALIFORNIA 

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Maude Mourer, long time resident of 
Greendale Township, but for the past five years residing in Palo Alto, CA. She passed 
away March 9th in a Palo Alto Hospital as the result of a heart condition. 

Maude Bruner, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Charles Bruner, was born on Feb. 21st, 1883. 
About the year 1900 she came to North Dakota, making her home with her aunt and uncle, 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Tyson on the farm where Ed Gollnick now lives in Greendale To^Tuship. 

She taught schools in Greendale and LaMars Townships and on Oct. 31st, 1901, was 
united in marriage to Peter W. Mourer, and until Mr. Mourer's death in April of 1948, they 
lived on their farm in Greendale Township. Five children were bom to this union: William 
Peter, Ellen, Clarence and Harry David, who are still living and Gladys, who died in infancy. 
There are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Mourer. leaves also a brother, Ralph, residing in the state of Washington, a sister 
Mrs. Frances Woodward of Cincinnati, OH., besides many other relatives and a host of friends. 

All of her children, except Clarence, were here at the time of her death. The funeral 
services were conducted by the Rev. Don Hall of the Presbyterian Church of Meno Park and 
her remains will be buried beside those of her husband in the family lot in Logan, lA. 

********* *•. March 18, 1954 

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Wawers, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Sikorski and Mrs. Cyril Schroeder attended 
the rosary for Mrs. Van Beeler at the Vertin Funeral Home on Wednesday evening. On Thurs- 
day morning they attended the funeral services for Mrs. Beeler. Mrs. Beeler is the grand- 
mother of Mmes. Wawers and Schroeder and Mr. Sikorski. 

********** March 18, 1954 

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ALBERT SAUTER RITES HELD ON SATURDAY 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Albert Sauter, 60, Fainnount, well known farmer of the Fairmount 

community, died Wednesday, March 10, 1954, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, 
after a ten day illness. Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning March 
13th, in St. Anthony's Catholic Church at Fairmount with the Rev. Father J. Greiner off- 
iciating. Military rites were conducted at the graveside by the Fairmount American Legion 
Post. Active pallbearers were Ed Campbell, Tony Kaiser, Shirley Kaiser, Newell Hardie, 
and Dave Miller. Honorary pallbearers were: John Von Bokern, James Clarey, Frank Hermes, 
Hans Astrup, Math P. Meyer and Julian Poppe. The rosary was recited at 8:45 Friday even- 
ing in the Schmitt and Olson Chapel at Wahpeton. The St. Ann's Altar Society, Circle No. 
1, of which Mrs. Walter Gebhart is chairman, served dinner at the parish hall after the 
service. 

Mr. Sauter was born November 8th, 1893, at Grand Ridge, XL., and came to this area 
48 years ago. A farmer, he was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion, 
and a member of St. Anthony's Church. 

On Nov. 22nd, 1921, he married Stella Rassier of St. Joseph, MN. She survives along 
with four daughters, Mrs. Andrew Imholte (Elaine) of St. Cloud, MN., Mrs. Floyd Miller 
(Joan Mary) of Jamestown, ND., Phyllis of Grafton, ND., and Leah of Fairmount at home; 
two sons, John of Wheaton, MN., and Clarence of V/hite Rock, SD.; six grandchildren, one 
brother, August Sauter of Hibbing, MN., formerly of Fairmount, and two sisters, Mrs. Clar- 
ence Kutzer and Mrs. Lawrence Burlison, both of Fairmount. He was preceded in death by 
his parents, and daughter, Rita, who passed away at the age of one year. 

Relatives from a distance attending the funeral v;ere his brother and their families, 
Mr. and Mrs. August Sauter, Dorothy, Corrine and Lois, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vake and dau- 
ghter, and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Goerdt, all of near Hibbing, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Karls, 
Mr. and Mrs. Russel Mesenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Richter, all of St. Cloud, MN.; and Mrs. 
Snyder and Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Snyder of Wadena, Mt^. 

********** March 18, 1954 

FUNERAL HELD FRIDAY FOR BURT KURTZ 

Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, March 12th, at 2 PM. , for Bert Kurtz, 
who died Monday, March 9th, at his home in Fairmount. Rev. David Knecht officiated at the 
services. Mrs. Leander Wawers was the organist and she accompanied Mrs. Gordon Williams 
and Mrs. Earl Schouweiler who sang. 

The active pallbearers were Jack Barner, Carl Lien, Jr., Rex Branson, Gordon Williams, 
Gilbert Kruse, and Keith Poppe. Honorary pallbearers were Pat White, Henry Nelson, Joe 
Gebhart, Alton Theede, Charles Tracy, Julian Poppe, Aaron Willson, Ed Nelson, Ray Taylor, 
Albin Gajer, Harvey Leathart and Bill Hurdelbrink. 

Out of town guests attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harry McConn, Valley City, 
Mr. and Mrs. Gil Kruse and Mrs. Florence Solomon, Colfax; Mrs. Roy Ehlers, Barney; Mrs. 
Mabel Cole, Breckenridge; C. A. Williams, Fargo; Jack Barner, Carl Lien, George McCall- 
ister. Bud Lien, Ottertail Lake; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Eyster and daughter, Wheaton; Henry 

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Wurl, Oliver of Wahpeton; Dan Deilly, Lidgerwood; Ralph Powers, M. F. Steffes, G. 

Stevens, Directors of Production Credit Ass'n., Fargo. 

********** March 18, 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. Alex Babst of Wilmington, CA., formerly of Fairmount, is back 
here, called by the death of her father, who lives at VJhite Rock, SD. The funeral was 
Saturday. ********** March 18, 1954 

INFANT DAUGHTER OF R. TISCHER'S DIES SATURDAY 

Lois Faye, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Tischer of rural Fairmount, passed 
away Saturday morning, March 13th, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. Through- 
out her short life she had been suffering from a serious heart ailment, for which medical 
authorities were unable to provide any help. 

Lois Faye Tischer was born July 7th, 1953, at Breckenridge and was received into God's 
Kingdom through emergency baptism the following day. She leaves to mourn her passing her 
sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Tischer, her brothers, Douglas and Ronald, her 
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tischer of Hankinson and Mr. and Mrs. John Sturgess of 
Hankinson and her great-grandfather, Carl Hubrig of Hankinson. 

Funeral ser'/ices were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson with Rev. Gerhardt 
C. Michael, Pastor, preaching the sermon. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery with the 
Wipperman Funeral Home in charge. 

********** March 18, 1954 

LIDGERWOOD LAD ACCIDENTLY HANGS SELF 

Tragic death came to a Liberty Grove Township child while playing in the farmyard of 
his parental home last Saturday, when Leonard Richard Novotny, 7, became entangled with 
a rope and accidentally hanged himself. Playing with him in the farmyard was his younger 
brother, Donald, 4. 

They are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene W. Novotny, well known residents of the 
Lidgerwood vicinity. The little boys were climbing trees and had a rope with them. Some- 
how the older boy slipped with the rope around his neck. It was not tied to the other 
end but became entangled in the tree and the tragedy ensued, as the mishap is figured out 
now. The accident was discovered an hour and a half later when the boy failed to return 
to his home. Funeral services were held in St. John's Church, Lidgerwood, Tuesday morning 
at 9 o'clock. ********** March 25, 1954 

GREAT BEND.... Mrs. Dale Deike received a telephone call Saturday morning that her 
little niece, Lois Fischer, passed away Saturday morning at 3:15 at the St. Francis Hosp- 
ital. The little girl has been ailing since birth. Funeral services were held Monday 
afternoon at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Hankinson, Rev. G. C. Michael officiated. 

********** March 25, 1954 

MANTADOR NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wahler motored to Wahpeton on Saturday to attend 

the funeral of James Mc Donald, a close friend of the family. 

********** March 25, 1954 

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PIONEER RESIDENT LAID TO REST HERE THURSDAY AFTERNOON 

Funeral services for Frank Maas of Hankinson were held here on Thursday afternoon, 
April 1st, in the Congregational Church in Hankinson with Rev. R. A. McDonald officiating. 

Mr. Maas passed away Tuesday morning in St. Gerard's Hospital after suffering a heart 
attack earlier that morning at his home. ' He was born March 2nd, 1874, at Reiseigl, Germany. 
At the age of 15 years he came to Chicago, IL., later coming to Great Bend at the age of 18 
years. In 1898, Mr. Maas came to Hankinson and was employed by M. A. Wipperman in the furn- 
iture store, until he went into the heating and plumbing business for himself in 1922. He 
served as city councilman of Hankinson for a number of years. 

Business places here closed from two to three PM. during the funeral. 

In 1909, he married Lola Reinhart at St. Paul. Besides his wife, he leaves one son, 
Arnold of Hankinson and one daughter, Mildred, Mrs. John Blondin at Mill Valley, CA. , and 
six grandchildren. 

Interment was made in the Hillside Cemetery with the Wipperman Funeral Home in charge 
of arrangements. ********** April 1, 1954 

GREAT BEND NEWS Funeral services were held for Mrs. George Waldner , at the Hope 

Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon, March 27th. Pastor Carl erman 

officiated. The church was filled to over flowing with relatives and friends, who came 
to pay their last respects. Mrs. Waldner had been in ailing health since December, when 
she underwent surgery. On Tuesday, March 23rd, she became worse and was taken to the 
Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, where she passed away Thursday morning, March 25th, at 
about 1:30 AM. 

Mrs. Waldner (nee Esther Passenheim) was born January 1, 1919, in Brandenburg Town- 
ship, near Great Bend. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Passenheim. She was 
baptized Feb. 2nd, 1919 by the late Rev. T. Hinck at Great Bend. She was confirmed April 
9th, 1933, at Mount Calvary Evangelical Church at Huron, SD., by Rev. T. H. Joeckel. 

On Oct. 18th, 1936, she was united in marriage to George Waldner at the Mount Calvary 
Evangelical Church at Huron, SD., by Rev. Miller. This union was blessed with two children. 
The first years of their married life, they lived in Huron, SD. In 1941, they went to the 
Panama Canal wher-e they lived for over a year. They moved to Minneapolis in 1943 where 
they resided since. 

Mrs. Waldner leaves to mourn her passing her husband; one son, Vernon, 16, one daugh- 
ter, Patricia, 11; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Passenheim of Huron, SD.; three sis- 
ters; Mrs. Vern Thunell (Cecelia), Minneapolis, Mrs. James Klessen (Fern), Ft. Pierre, SD., 
Mrs. Archie Renshaw (Bernice) , of Huron, SD. , and one brother, Ernest Passenheim of Huron, 
SD, and many relatives in this community. 

Burial was in the Lutheran Crystal Lake Cemetery at Minneapolis. Relatives attending 

the funeral were: Herman Ziegelman, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ziegelman of Garfield, MN., Mrs. 

Otto Giese of Osakis, MN., Mrs. Olaf Ziegelman and Mrs. Bill Ziegelman of Alexandria, Mr. 

and Mrs. Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schulz of Fergus Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Adolph 

Ziegelman of Great Bend. 

********** April 1, 1954 

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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alchoff went to Ellsworth, MN., Monday morning, being called 
there because of the death of Mrs. Althoff's mother, Mrs. Valentine Lenz. The funeral 
services were held Wednesday morning. 

********** April 1, 1954 

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Klimek attended the funeral services for Mrs. Klimek's grand- 
father, John Moen at Sisseton Saturday. 

********** ^p^.^ ^^ ^g5^ 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Walfred Larson attended the funeral of a friend. John 
Fankhanel, at Sabin, MN., Saturday afternoon. 

********** April 1, 1954 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank LaQua and Mrs. George Biggs attended the funeral of Mrs. Fred Wolfer 
at Jamestown on Thursday, On Friday the LaQua's and Mrs. Biggs visited at the Joe LaQua, 
Paul LaQua and Herzog homes at Kensal, returning to Hankinson Friday evening. 

********** April 8. 1954 

CLELL SIKORSKI DIED SUNDAY IN CALIFORNLA 

Clell Sikorski, 39, of Los Angeles. CA. . formerly of Fairmount. died unexpectedly on 
Sunday, April 4th. He had been ill since November, being hospitalized from November until 
February. He was reported to be improving and his death was unexpected. 

Clell is a graduate of Fairmount High School and attended the State School of Science 
at Wahpeton. He is survived by his daughter. Patty, who makes her home with Mr. and Mrs. 
I. E. LeDuc of Willmar, MN. , and a number of relatives. 

Clell is the nephew of Chet Mead. Mrs. L. Lein, Mrs. Glenn Willis, Mrs. Albert Schroe- 
der, all of Fairmount and Mrs. Minor Miller of White Rock. SD., Mrs. Clifford Wetherbee 
of Fergus Falls and Mrs. I. E. LeDUc of Willmar, MN. 

********** April 8. 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Roy Branson returned home Wednesday from a trip. Be- 
fore returning home, they attended the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Mae Branson Moser at 
Ames, Iowa. ********** April 8 1954 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF COUSIN 
Mrs. Blanche Miller and Mrs. Cecil Zillgitt accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Russell Raboin, 
Nels Tweeter and Jerri Paquin of International Falls, MN., to Montevideo, MN., Thursday, 
where they attended the funeral of Manfred Nelson, 32, who was killed in an auto accident 
on Sunday, April 4th, at Montevideo. Mr. Nelson was a cousin of Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Zill- 
gitt of Fairmount. 

********** Apj-i^L 15. 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Leo Chrisman and Mrs. Clara Sterling returned home Sunday, April 

11th, from Kansas, where they had attended the funeral of their aunt. 

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( The front page of the April 22nd, 1954 issue of the Hankinson News is missing) 

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Mrs. John Bostrom and Mrs. Martin Ashman attended the funeral of Mrs. Chas . Spreckles 
at Hankinson on Monday afternoon. 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ********** April 22, 1954 

MRS. JAY HARDING OF CAYUGA, DIES 

Mrs. Jay Harding, 55, of Cayuga, died Sunday evening at the St. Francis Hospital where 

she had been a patient only a few hours. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Walby 

Funeral Home of Lidgerwood. ^^^^^^^^ ^ . 

********** April 22, 1954 

We extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs. James Prasek whose mother, Mrs. C. Spreckles 
died unexpectedly at her home in Hankinson during the Easter week end. 

********** April 29, 1954 

MRS. CARL MOELLER DIES AT MOORHEAD 

Mrs. Carl (Mary Margaret) Moeller, longtime resident of the Fairmount community, died 
Sunday at 10:40 AM., at Eventide Rest Home in Moorhead. She was 75 years old. 

Born Sept. 12th, 1878, in Illinois where she attended schools and grew to young woman- 
hood, she came to Richland County and on Oct. 31st, 1897, married Carl Moeller. She had 
resided there most of her life. For the past two years she had lived in Moorhead. Mr. Moe- 
ller died in 1945. A brother also preceded her in death. 

Survivors include five children. They are Herman of Campbell, Arthur of Dumont, MN., 
Arnold of Lidgerwood, Martin of Fairmount, Mrs. Paul (May) Meyer of Fargo. A daughter, Lily 
died in infancy in 1912. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Hormann of Wheaton 
and Mrs. August Hartjen of Dumont, 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 PM. , from the First English Lutheran Church in 
Fairmount with Rev. F. A. Rubbert officiating. Interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery. 
Vertin Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

Pallbearers were William Sanders, William tlarquardt, Albert Meyer, Wallace Hardie, B. 0. 

Engebretson and August Wehner. 

********** April 29, 1954 

Mr. and Mrs. Len McMorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Ed McMorrow and Joe McMorrow, all of St. Paul 

and Eddie Hanlon of , MN., arrived Easter Sunday to attend the funeral of their 

sister and cousin, Mrs. Chas. Spreckles. 

********** April 29, 1954 



STILES NEWS.... We extend our deepest sympathy to the Gerezek family this week when 

May 6, 1954 



Anton Gerezek passed away. **^*^^^^^^ 



LEO ALZHEIMER FUNERAL SATURDAY 

Leo Anthony Alzheimer, San Diego, CA. , native and resident of Breckenridge, until a 
few years ago, died Thursday at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. He was 44 years 
old. 

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 AM., from St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breck- 



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enridge. The body was shipped to San Diego where interment was made Wednesday in Fort 
Rosecrans National Cemetery. 

Born May 18th, 1910, in Breckenridge, he attended grade and high school in Breckenridge. 
He was employed by a fruit company at Breckenridge until 1935 when he went to California 
and located at San Diego. 

For many years he was with the inspection department of the Postal Finance. He entered 
service in the Army in 1943 and was discharged in 1946. He saw action in the Pacific in 
the battle of Okinawa and Lehte and later in Korea. He was a Captain in the active reserve 
in the Adjutant General's Department. 

He married Dorothy Krueger of Hankinson on Oct. 19th, 1935, at San Diego. Other surv- 
ivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Killian Alzheimer, three brothers, Joe, and Bern- 
ard of Breckenridge and Alex of Hankinson; five sisters, Mrs. Louis (Agnes) Meyer of Wab- 
asha, MN., Mrs. Joseph (Margaret) Busch of Wabasha, Mrs. Francis (Frances) Jack of Simpson, 
MN., Florence Alzheimer of Denver, CO., and Mrs. Bernard (Irene) Minrehan of Valley Forge, 
PA. ********** I4ay 5^ 1954 

VICTOR, S. DAK. MAN BURIED AT SISSETON 

Services are being held this afternoon (Thursday) for Cornelius White, 49, who passed 
away at St. Gerard's Hospital Monday afternoon. 

Mr. White was bom June 24th, 1905 at Sisseton, SD. He resided on a farm southeast of 
Victor. He is survived by his wife. 

Services are being held at the Nazarene Church at Rosholt with Rev. Donald Crary offi- 
ciating. Interment will be in the Rosholt Community Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home 
is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

********** 'iAa.y 6 1954 

AUGUST BLADOW DIES SUNDAY 

Funeral services will be held for August Bladow of Hankinson Sunday, May 16th, at 2:30 
PM at the Evangelical and Reformed Church with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. Mr. Bladow 
passed away Tuesday morning at 11:15 o'clock at St. Gerard's Hospital. 

A complete obituary will be printed in next week's issue of the Hankinson News. 

********** }^3y 12^ 1954 

E. MEDENWALDT BURIED TUESDAY 

The Tenney and Hankinson community was saddened Saturday afternoon with the passing of 
Elroy Medenwaldt at the St. Francis Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon 
from the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Tenney. 

Elroy Medenwaldt was born in Hankinson on Nov. 29th, 1911, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Med- 
enwaldt. He married Helen Neumann in 1935. To this union was bom Darlene May, (Mrs. Rob- 
ert Nelson) of Tenney; Margo Adeline at home. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. 
Henry Milbrandt, sisters, Mrs. Dolores Devita and Mrs. Elmer Buckhaus, of Hankinson and 
1 grandchild. His father preceded him in death. 

Mr. Medenwaldt fanned at Stiles for ten years, later moving to a farm near Tenney in 
1946 where he had resided ever since. 

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Rev. Nygren and Rev. Struts officiated at the funeral services. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home was in charge of arrangements. The committment was at Woodlawn Cemetery at Wheaton. 

********** {^y 12, 1954 

BLADOW RITES SATURDAY 

Mrs. Albert Bladow, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 12th, at the home of her daughter 
in Milwaukee, WI. 

Funeral services will be held at the Edwin Bladow home and at 2:30 PM. , from St. John's 
Lutheran Church, Belford Township, Rev. W. H. Cordts officiating. Burial will be in the 
Church Cemetery. ********** May 13, 1954 

TWO NUNS DIE AT ST. FRANCIS 

The Motherhouse at Hankinson was saddened by the death of two nuns last week end. 
Sister M. Lupita Mueller, OSF passed away very unexpectedly Saturday at 3:45 AM. She was 
born at Uttenhofen, Bavaria in 1888 and made her vows at the Motherhouse of the St. Francis 
Order of Dillingen, Bavaria in 1911. While in Germany she worked as a practical nurse at 
the charitable institute for the deaf and dumb at Michaelsf ield. In 1913 she made, with 
the first group of the Sisters of St. Francis, the sacrifice of her homeland and came to 
the United States to help in establishing the community in a new world. She was stationed 
at St. John's Collegeville, MN., until 1938 when she came to Hankinson because of her fail- 
ing health. 

Sister M. Lupita was a quiet conscientious type of person. Because of her calmness and 
painstaking devotion to work, she was entrusted with the delicate task, preparing the altar 
bread. Besides, she was a ready skillful helper in almost any kind of work in the house 
and garden. 

Sunday at 4:45 AM., Sister M. Cingulama Sedelmeyer, OSF, passed to her eternal reward. 
Although Sister had been suffering for months from an incurable disease her final collapse 
on Saturday morning came unexpectedly and her death 18 hours later was a relief from an 
intense physical pain. 

Born in Burgadelshusen, Bavaria, in 1896, she entered the convent of the Sisters of 
St. Francis at Dillingen in 1922. In 1926 she came to the United States where she first 
went to the convent at Ipswich, SD. Since the opening of the convent at Hankinson in 1928 
she worked in garden and farm there. To many people here and the surrounding area she was 
known as the garden sister. 

She had acquired her love for garden and farm life in early youth when at the age of 14 
she had to take over the management of her farm home after her father's death. 

Both Sister M. Lupita and Sister M. Cingulama were buried at the St. Francis Academy 
Monday morning. Rev. Father Smalley, Chaplain of the convent conducted the funeral at the 
convent chapel. The Order called on the Wipperman Funeral Home for the funeral arrangements. 

********** May 13, 1954 

MILITARY FUNERAL HELD AT FAIRMOUNT 

Memorial services with complete military honors were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning 
May lOth, 1954, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at Fairmount for Cpl. Ferdinand Schillinger 

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Jr., with Rev. Father J. Greiner officiating at the funeral Mass. Interment was in the 
St. Anthony's Cemetery. The Fairmount American Legion Post conducted a military service 
at the cemetery. 

Rosary was held on Sunday, May 9th, 195A, at the Jos. Vertin & Sons Funeral Home at 
Breckenridge, who were also in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Corporal Ferdinand Schillinger was born January 17th, 1931, at Breckenridge, MN., and 
was serving in the United States Army when he was killed in the Korean action on July 5th, 
1953. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Schillinger of Fairmount. 

********** j^gy 12 1954 

ATTENDS FUNERAL AT STORM LAKE, IOWA 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS... Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lange left Friday afternoon and returned Sunday 

from Storm Lake, lA. , where they attended the funeral of Mr. Lange's sister-in-law, Mrs. 

August Lange on Saturday. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ , 

^ ********** May 20, 1954 

MRS. W. S. BRADY FUNERAL SATURDAY 
Mrs. W. S. Brady, 77, died Tuesday, May 18th, at the St. Francis Hospital at Brecken- 
ridge, MN. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon. May 22nd, at 2 PM. , at the 
Methodist Church at Fairmount with Rev. David Knecht officiating. 

The body will lie in state at Vertin' s Funeral Home at Breckenridge until the time of 
the funeral. A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** j^y 20, 1954 

STILES NEWS The many friends of the Elroy Medenwaldt family, formerly residents 

of this community, were shocked and saddened Sunday to learn of the death of Mr. Meden- 
waldt due to a heart attack. The family lived in the Stiles community for 10 years and 
now they resided near Fairmount on the Minnesota side and had planned to retire from active 
farming soon. ********** j^^y £0, 1954 

STILES NEWS Word has been received here of the death of Frank Spott of Hopkins, 

MN., whose son, Joe Spott, is well known in this community. 

********** j^y 20, 1954 

AUGUST BLADOW 

August Bladow, pioneer Hankinson settler, was bom Jan. 1, 1868, in Pommerania, Germany. 
When he was four years of age he came to America with his parents and located at Iron Ridge, 
WI. When he was 16 years old he came to North Dakota with his parents and located about 
two miles north of Hankinson. The late Mr. Bladow came to this vicinity before the townsite 
was built and before the railroad came through what is now the city of Hankinson. Later 
he took a claim about four miles south of town. Some years later he moved north of Hankin- 
son and later moved to town. 

On Nov. 5th, 1889, he married Ernestine Hoefs. To this union 11 children were born. In 
In 1899 he moved to a farm five miles northeast of Hankinson where he remained until 1938 
when he moved into town. Four of his children preceded him in death .... Ida, Annie (Mrs. 
Paul Miller), Arthur and Alice. He passed away Tuesday, May 11th, at 11:15 AM after a 

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brief illness at the age of 86 years, 4 months and 11 days. 

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine, and eight children, Fred, Otto, Minnie (Mrs. 
Gilbert Miller) and Albert of Hankinson; Gilbert, Edward and August, Jr., of California, 
and Arthur Miller (adopted son) of Wahpeton. Also one sister, Mrs. Mary Wurl of Hankin- 
son. He also leaves 28 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchild- 
ren and many other relatives and friends. 

The late Mr. Bladow was one of the charter members of the Evangelical & Reformed 

Church in Hankinson. j.^.^^^.^^^^^ „^,„,, 

********** May 20 1954 

MRS. ALBERT BLADOW 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Albert Bladow Saturday, May 15th, at St. John's 
Lutheran Church in Belford Township with Rev. W. H. Cordts in charge. Family services 
were held at the Ed C. Bladow farm. 

Mrs. Bladow died in Milwaukee, WI., Wednesday, May I2th at a Milwaukee Hospital. She 
died at the age of 86 years, 7 months and 12 days. 

Helen Bellin was married to Albert Bladow on Nov. 23rd, 1886. Her marriage was blessed 
with 3 sons and 2 daughters. Survivors are: Alfred H. Bladow, Edward C. Bladow of Hankin- 
son, Mrs. Herman Milbrandt of Milwaukee, Walter J. Bladow of Duluth, 15 grandchildren, 14 
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, two brothers, Charles Bellin, Lidger- 
wood, Henry Bellin of Brainard. 

Pallbearers were R. C. Bladow, Henry Wurl, Charles Bladow, Albert Bladow, Herman Proch- 
now and R. H. Bellin. 



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May 20, 1954 



SISTER OF MRS. OLIVER DIES AT FARGO SUNDAY 

Mrs. Peter (Magda) Helland, of Fargo, formerly of Nome, died at 4:10 PM. , Sunday in a 
Fargo Hospital. The late Mrs. Helland is a sister of Mrs. 0. A. Oliver, of Hankinson. 

Mrs. Helland was stricken by a heart ailment about 3:30 PM. , Saturday in her home and 
was hospitalized. Her husband is associated with his sons in the construction business. 

The funeral was at 2:30 Thursday in the American Lutheran Church. Burial was in Sun- 
set Memorial Gardens. *jt^,^*i^^*^vt May 27, 1954 

FORMER LOCAL MAN DIES AT DENVER 

Word was received here by relatives that A. C. Brueske of Stratton, CO., passed away 

at Colorado General Hospital on Tuesday, May 11th. Funeral services were held at the 

Hendricks Mortuary at 10 AM., May 14th, with Father Pinan in charge. The late Mr. Brueske 

is a former Hankinson resident. 

Tc ********* May 27, 1954 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR WELL KNOWN FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT 
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon. May 22nd, at 2 o'clock at the Meth- 
odist Church at Fairmount for Mrs. W. S. Brady, who was a resident of Fairmount for 39 
years. Rev. David Knecht officiated at the services. A vocal solo entitled "Crossing the 
Bar" was sung by Julian Sletting, accompaned by Mrs. Gordon Williams. The organist was Mrs, 
Leander Wawers. The Eastern Star members attended the service in a body and had charge of 

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the graveside service. 

Pallbearers were: active: Harley Swanson, Robert Stegner, J. M. Sletting, Aaron Will- 
son, John Earner and Alva Beeghley; honorary: G. E. Ballard, Art Goodin, Ben Engebretson, 
Ed Kurfirst, Chas. Templeton and F. P. Nelson. Funeral arrangements were handled locally 
by W. L. Larson and Jos. Vertin and Sons Funeral Home of Breckenridge. Burial was in the 
Fairmount Cemetery. 

Mrs. Harriet M. Young Brady passed away Tuesday, May 18th, at the St. Francis Hospital 
at Breckenridge at the age of 77 years. She was born in Harmony, MN., on Sept. 4th, 1877, 
where whe grew to womanhood. She was married to W. S. Brady on Jan. 30th, 1900 at Harmony 
MN. The couple observed their Golden Wedding Anniversay, Jan. 30th, 1950. She was an 
active member of the Methodist Church during her lifetime at Fairmount, member of the East- 
ern Star Lodge, Rebecca Lodge, American Legion Auziliary and the Literary Club. 

She is survived by her husband, W. S. Brady of Fairmount, four sons, William J., of 
Columbus, OH., Winston E., of Yakima, WA. , Harold H. of Dickson, TN., and Donald Y., of 
Eugene, OR., one daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Vesta) Wood, Portland, OR., one brother, Clinton 
Young of Salol, MN., two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Zeiher of Rock Springs, WY., and Mrs. Gladys 
McGowan of Mc Alester, OK. She also leaves 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Madeline Brady Wilcox of Huntington, WV. 
who died Jan. 13th, 1953. 

Mrs. Brady was well loved in the Fairmount community by all who knew her. Many of the 
beautiful flowers at the service were distrubuted among the shut-in friends in the Fair- 
mount community in memory of Mrs. Brady. 

*********** May 27, 1954 

W. E. MELCHERT'S MOTHER PASSES 
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Melchert received a telephone call on Wednesday, May 12th from 
Faribault, MN., telling that the former's mother, Mrs. Henrietta Melchert had passed away 
on Tuesday evening. May 11th, at 8 o'clock. 

Mrs. Melchert who made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Hanson, since last fall, 
had enjoyed good health until about four weeks ago when she suffered a stroke. From this 
stroke she somewhat rallied until another stroke completely paralyzed her left side, leaving 
her helpless. 

Funeral Services were held on Friday, May 14th at Faribault. She attained the age of 
84 years and 9 months. 

She leaves to mourn ....children, 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Mr. and 
Mrs. W. E. Melchert attended the funeral and returned to their home on Saturday evening. 

********** May 27, 1954 

FATHER OF LOCAL MAN TO BE BURIED FRIDAY 
Funeral services for Killian Alzheimer will be held this Friday morning, June 4th, at 
9:30 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Breckenridge. 

Mr. Alzheimer passed away at his home Tuesday, June 1st, at the age of 73. He spent 
most of his life in Breckenridge and was a carpenter by trade. A few years ago he retired - 

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For the past years he has been in failing health. 

Surviving are his wife, three sons, five daughters and 10 grandchildren. One son, 

Alex, lives in Hankinson. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ , , , 

********** June 3, 1954 

VETERAN MAIL CARRIER DIES 

Arthur Grawe, rural mail carrier for the past 32 years, passed away at his home on the 
west outskirts of Hankinson, early Saturday morning. May 29th. He had been in failing 
health for the past two years. Mr. Grawe first started carrying mail at Barney, later 
transferring to Hankinson. 

Elrie Arthur Asigal Grawe was bom on Dec. 22nd, 1895, at Hankinson. He was the son 
of William Grawe and his wife, Anna (Anderson) . He was baptized in the Evangelical and 
Reformed Church by the Rev. Dallman, and on March 31st, 1912, confirmed by Rev. Grabowski. 
Later he became interested in the church at Great Bend and played in the church band there. 
He was a veteran of World War I and also carried mail for 32 years. 

He married Elma Griepentrog of Great Bend on Nov. 14th, 1917. To this union four child- 
ren were born: Geraldine and Nolan and two other children that died in infancy. Two bro- 
thers, Fred and Charles, and one sister. Rose, also preceded him in death. 

On July 2nd, 1946, he married Marie Brunkhorst. Three children were added to this 
union, Ardell, Ronald and Elroy. 

Mr. Grawe passed away on Saturday, May 29th, 1954, at the age of 58 years, 5 months 
and 8 days. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Marie of Hankinson, one daughter, 
Geraldine (Mrs. Lloyd Loll) of Lemmon, SD.; four sons, Nolan of Norwalk, CA., Ardell, 
Ronald and Elroy at home, and one sister, Clara, of California. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, June 1st in the Evangelical & Reformed 
Church, Rev. F. W. Paul officiating at the last rites. Burial was in the church cemetery. 
Eberhard Post No. 88, American Legion, of Hankinson, had charge of the military rites at 
the graveside and also attended the services as a uniformed group. 

********** June 3, 1954 

STILES NEWS.... We extend our deepest sympathy to the Jakoubek family this week follow- 
ing the death of Mr. Anton Jakoubek, an old pioneer of the Stiles community. He passed 
away at the St. Francis Hospital Saturday morning, after being there a few months. Mr. 
Jakoubek was 80 years old. ********** June 3, 1954 

RITES CONDUCTED FOR FORMER FAIRMOUNT MAN IN WENDELL, IDAHO 

Masonic funeral services were conducted May 20th at the Wendell Methodist Church, Wendell 
Idaho for Austin Schouweiler, 57, State Finance Commissioner, the son of Carrie Schouweiler 
and a brother of E. W. Schouweiler, Fairmount. 

Austin Schouweiler, retired Wendell banker and former Gooding County State Senator, pass- 
ed away Tuesday, May 18th, at Boise, ID. He had been in ill health for some time. 

Mr. Schouweiler, who lived at 165 Horizon Dr., Boise, ID., tendered his resignation 
last Friday as Finance Commissioner to Gov. Len Jordan, effective June 1st, because of ill 
health. He was appointed to the Commission on August 15th, 1952. Gov. Jordan issued a 

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statement saying: 

"I was shocked at the passing of Austin Schouwiler. I was aware that he was in very 
poor health and that he had retained his position as Commissioner of Finance in the face 
of great personal suffering." 

"Mr. Schouweiler was a man of highest character, a wonderful citizen and a devoted 
father and husband. As a sincere servant of the state he made a definite sacrifice to 
accept the assignment. His loss will be deeply felt by all of his friends and acquaint- 
ances." 

Mr. Schouweiler vas born on Feb. 2nd, 1897, at Fairmount, ND., where he graduated from 
high school and later attended the Univ. of Minnesota. He moved to Idaho in 1923 and 
started the Wendell National Bank with Roy Schouweiler, a brother. Austin purchased his 
brother's interest in the bank on Jan. 1st, 19A5 and sold the business to the Idaho First 
National Bank in May of 1952. 

He was a member of the Methodist Church and Wendell Lodge No. 54 A. F. & A. M. 
Surviving are his wife,. Mrs. Eda Schouweiler (formerly Eda Peterson of Fairmount) of Boise 
four daughters, Mrs. Karen Fisher of Wendell, Mrs. Norma Ball of Pittsburgh, PA., Mrs. 
Carolyn Seidel of Bakersfield, CA. , Mrs. Dolores Canon of Los Angeles, and eleven grand- 
children. 

Interment was at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California, 

********** June 3, 1954 

FOUND DEAD at HOME MONDAY 

Funeral services for William J. Medenwaldt were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in 
Hankinson, Thursday, June 10th. 

Wm. Medenwaldt was found dead at his home Monday, June 7th by his brother, Herman. 
Apparently he had fallen asleep during the night, indications in the home being that he 
intended to attend services at Immanuel Lutheran Church last Sunday, since he had also, the 
morning before, announced his intentions of partaking of Holy Communion. 

Wm. J. Medenwaldt was bom May 20th, 1878, to Ferdinand and Johanna Medenwaldt at 
Mayville, WI. During his youth he came to the state of North Dakota. On Feb. 22nd, 1898 
he was married to Alwine Hoefs. This union was blessed with eight children, six daughters 
and two sons. One daughter died in infancy, another daughter and one son preceded him in 
death. His wife died March I6th, 1944. 

Mr. Medenwaldt leaves to mourn his sudden passing: his children: Mrs. Herman (Erna) 
Roeder of Wahpeton, Rudolph of Alexandria, MN., Mrs. Robert (Tillie) Hartleben, Jr., of 
Hankinson, Mrs. Charles (Frieda) Jasmer of Wahpeton, and Mrs. Fred (Esther) Roeder, Jr., 
of Hankinson, 28 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, his sister, Mrs. John Buck of 
Fairmount, brothers, Albert, Gustave, Henry, Otto, August and Herman all of Hankinson and 
of St. Paul. 

Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral Home 
in charge. ^,^,^^^,^,^,^,^^ j^^^^ ^q ^ ^95^ 

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MRS. HELING TO BE BURIED AT PORTLAND 

Mrs. Odella Heling was born Dec. 5th, 1862 in West Prussia, Germany and came to the 
U. S. with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gotlieb Abraham at the age of 6 years. They settled 
in Wisconsin where she grew to womanhood. In 1887, Mrs. Heling came to Hankinson where 
she married Theodore Heling in 1888. No children were born of this union. They resided 
on a farm in this vicinity a few years, then moved to Hankinson where her husband engaged 
in business with his brother-in-law, Ferdinand Hoefs. After a few years in business they 
left for Portland, OR., and resided there until Mr. Heling's death in 1942. 

She came to visit her niece, Mrs. Clara 0. Kjelstrup on June 6th, 1943 and made her 
home here continuous with her until her death June 7th, 1954 at 2:30 PM. 

Deceased was a charter member of the Emmanuel Evangelical & Reformed Church here. 
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 10 AM., with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. The 
Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

The remains were taken to Breckenridge for the 12:20 train to Portland, OR., for bur- 
ial beside her husband.. Leonard Kath accompanied the remains to Portland. Nieces and 
nephews survive. ********** j^^^ ^0^ ^95^ 

MRS. WINEFELDT BURIED TODAY 

Amelia Winefeldt, daughter of Michael and Henrietta Laboda, was born Sept. 20th, 1868 
in West Prussia, Germany. She came to America with her brother, Carl, at about the age of 
19. 

Amelia Winefeldt was married to Louis Winefeldt in January, 1892 in the Evangelical 
Church at Hankinson. To this union were born seven children: Emma, Mrs. Frank Thom of 
Wheaton, MN.; Richard of Hankinson: Rudolph of Jamestown; Gustave of Hankinson; Paul of 
Wahpeton and Anna, Mrs. Edwin Roeder of Hankinson. She is survived by seven children: 
two sisters: Anna, Mrs. Henry Muehler and Paulina, Mrs. Seefeldt, 20 grandchildren and 
21 great-grandchildren. Her husband, Louis, preceded her in death in 1918. Her three 
brothers, Carl, Edward and Gustav Laboda and one sister, Minnie, Mrs. Ed Loll, also pre- 
ceded her in death. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 1st, at 1:30 PM at the Wipperman Chapel 
and at 2 PM., at' the Evangelical & Reformed Church in Hankinson, Rev. F. W. Paul officiated. 
Interment was made in the church cemetery. 

Pallbearers were: Theodore Stack, John Brummond, Herman Medenwaldt, Rhinehard Roeder 
and Henry Milbrandt. 

They first resided on their homestead south of Hankinson and later moved to the Lid- 
gerwood vicinity. After the death of her husband she made her home in Hankinson. Mrs. 
Winefeldt passed away Monday evening, June 28th, of a heart condition. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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MRS. VICK's MOTHER BURIED AT CARRINGTON 

Funeral services for Mrs. Maria Rood were held at Carrington Wednesday afternoon 
July 7th and burial was at McHenry. Mrs. Rood died very suddenly Monday evening at 8:45 
at St. Gerard's Hospital. She has lived with her daughter, Mrs. L. K. Vick of Hankinson 
for the past year. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. K. Vick, Hankinson and a son, Arnold 
of Seattle, WA. ********** July 8, 1954 

HEART ATTACK CLAIMS LOCAL MAN 

Alfred E. Medenwaldt, who farms one-half mile west of Hankinson, passed away suddenly 
of a heart attack Thursday morning, July 8th. Mr. Medenwaldt became ill at his home and 
died while being taken to St. Gerard's Hospital here. 

Funeral arrangements are not complete at this time. An obituary will appear in next 
week's Hankinson News. ********** July 8, 1954 

HANS J. HANSEN DIES AT SISSETON THURSDAY 

Hans J. Hansen of New Effington passed away Thursday morning, July 8th at the Sisseton 

Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Walla Lutheran Church 

with Rev. Berquist officiating. 

********** July 8, 1954 

A CORRECTION 

Pallbearers for the funeral of Mrs. Winefeldt were: Herman Medenwald, Rhinehard Roeder 

John Brummond, Emil Roeder, Walter Roeder, Robert Roeder. 

********** July 8, 1954 

STILES NEWS. .. .Among those who attended the funeral of Mrs. Ernest Wacha at Minneapolis 
Wednesday were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Heley and Mrs. Victor Elzinc. She was a cousin of Mrs. 
Heley and Mrs. Elznic. ********** July 8, 1954 

NEWS & VIEWS. .. .Death came last week to another North Dakota editor, Charles Andrist, 
of the LaMoure Chronicle. Andrist, 45, was former State Editor of the Fargo Forum, writing 
a column in that paper for many years. He continued to write a fine column at LaMoure 
during the five or six years he edited that newspaper. 

********** July 15, 1954 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIES AT WHEATON JULY 11th 
Ralph Propp of Wheaton, MN., formerly of Fairmount, died Sunday, July 11th. Funeral 
services were held Thursday afternoon, July 15th, at the Lutheran Church at Wheaton. An 
obituary will be published next week. 

********** July 15, 1954 

ALFRED E. MEDENWALDT 
Friends and relatives were stunned by the sudden death of Alfred John William Meden- 
waldt, known familiarly in the community as Alfred E. Medenwaldt. He died as the result 
of a heart attack Thursday, July 8th, while the family was bringing him to the local hosp- 
ital. 

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Alfred Medenwaldt was born November 23rd, 1901, to A. W. Medenwaldt and his wife, 
Emma nee Krueger. He grew up on the farm just north of Hankinson. He was married on 
October 13th, 1927, to Gertrude Klawitter. A year ago last fall they were privileged to 
celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary. This union was blessed with eleven children, 
six girls and five boys. Of these two girls, Angela and Nancy Ljmn, died in infancy. 

After having farmed south of Hankinson, at Lidgerwood and Cayuga, north of Hankinson, 
west of the Hankinson Nursery, he purchased his present farm in 1945. 

His untimely passing is mourned by his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Medenwaldt; his aged moth- 
er, Mrs. Emma Medenwaldt of Hankinson; his sons. Merlin, James, William, Lyle and John; 
his daughters, Verla (Mrs. Dennis Westphal) , JoAnn, Sandra and Laura Lea; his brothers. 
Otto A. and Arthur R., of Hankinson, Richard of Lidgerwood, and Ewald of New Effington; 
his sisters, Ella (Mrs. Wm. Bladow) , Selma (Mrs. Peter Bommersbach) , both of Hankinson, 
Martha (Mrs. Charles Sherman) of Los Angeles, CA., Lena (Mrs. Alfred Bohn) of Wahpeton, 
and Irma (Mrs. Nick Ehr) of Jessup, LA. 

Funeral services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson on Sunday, July 
11th, with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge. 

Alfred Medenwaldt was a faithful member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and served 
his church as a member of the Board of Christian Education and also as a financial 
steward. ^^^^^^^^^^. j^^^ ^^^ ^g^^ 

FORMER BANKER HERE DIES AT ABERDEEN 

George W. Rennix of Aberdeen, SD. , and a former resident of Hankinson, died last Thurs- 
day at his home there. Mr. Rennix was well known there for his Masonic activities and 
with the Aberdeen Pheasants in the Northern Baseball League. He was a director of the 
Pheasants until 1951 and frequently accompanied the team on road trips. 

Rennix came to Hankinson in about 1907 and resided here until 1922. He was cashier 
of the former Farmers and Merchants Bank. He was a member of the Hankinson Masonic Lodge 
at the time of his demise and served as master in 1917. He was a member of the Yelduz 
Temple of the Shrine in Aberdeen as well as the Scottish Rite bodies. In 1940 he was 
Imperial Potentate of the Aberdeen Shrine. 

Survivors include a son and two daughters. 

********** July 22, 1954 

SISTER OF LOCAL MAN DIES IN CALIFORNIA 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Krause received the sad news that Mr. Krause's sister, Mrs. E. W. 

Mahan of Los Angeles, CA. , passed away Saturday morning, after submitting to an operation 

on July 17th. ^^*^^,^**j,* j^3^y 22, 1954 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fust and family, attended the funeral of Alfred's aunt, Mrs. Emma 

Thielman, at Lidgerwood on Tuesday afternoon. 

********** July 22, 1954 

STILES NEWS Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Mrs. Emma Thielman 

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who's death occurred on Saturday morning at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN. 

********** July 22, 1954 

STILES NEWS Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Mr. John Kuehn 

whose death occurred on July 10th, at St. Gerard's Hospital in Hankinson. 

********** July 22, 1954 

Mrs. Durk Cressey, Dawn and Diane, and Mrs. John Hoist attended the funeral of their 
uncle and brother-in-law, Albert Hoist, that was held in Lidgerwood Wednesday afternoon. 

********** July 22, 1954 

Mrs. Herman Tiegs of Alemeda, CA., visited at the August Pankow home Thursday evening. 
Mrs. Tiegs was called to be with her mother, Mrs. Emma Holm of Wahpeton, who suffered a 
stroke. She passed away last Tuesday. 

********** July 22, 1954 

BROTHER of HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DIES IN CALIF. 

Funeral services were held Monday for Vernon Rudow, 27, of Vallejo, CA. He is a bro- 
ther of Don Rudow, principal at Hankinson for the past two years. Funeral services were 
held in Valley City with the Rev. Reuben S. Teslow officiating. 

Mr. Rudow's body was found July 11th in San Pablo Bay. A coroner's report said he 
had died of head injuries. Results of an inquest have not been learned. Mr. Rudow was in 
the employe of the U. S. Employment Service in Vallejo. 

Besides his mother he leaves two brothers; Robert of Devils Lake and Donald of Hankin- 
son, and a sister, Mrs. Irving (Maxine) Reidman, Valley City. 

********** July 29, 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Funeral Services Held for Former Fairmount Resident at Wheaton 

Funeral services were held for Ralph Propp of Wheaton, MN., formerly of Fairmount at 
the St. John's Lutheran Church, Wheaton, Thursday afternoon, July 15th, at 3:30 PM. , with 
the Rev. Truog officiating. Two hymns, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "I'm But A Stranger 
Here" were sung during the service. The pallbearers were Harry Giddings, Ferdinand Tohm, 
R. Rhode, L. Hunt, Wm. Niesche, and Walter Kath. Interment was made in the Wildwood Cemetery. 

Ralph Roy Propp, son of Julius and Amelia Propp, was born April 12th, 1893, in Traverse 
County. He attended elementary school in Fairmount, ND., and the Dakota Business College 
at Fargo. On May 23rd, 1917, he married Edna Affeldt. 

Mr. Propp worked for Chicago Surface Lines as a clerk, lived in Fairmount, ND., farmed 
from 1918 to 1945 and moved to Wheaton in 1942. He served as township clerk of Taylor 
Township for 12 years. Mr. Propp died Sunday, July 11th, at the Wheaton Community Hospital 
after a lingering illness of seven months. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Propp; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert Larsen, (Mildred) of 
Fairmount, ND., two grandchildren and an uncle, Frank Tohm. 

Friends and relatives from a distance who attended the funeral of Ralph Propp were: 
Alfred Affeldt, Minnie Poelter, and Mrs. Arnold Woodn, all of Beaver Dam, WI . ; Lena Kre- 
nast, Hustisford, WI.; Frank Tohm, Connabus, WI.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kanstrad, Fergus 

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Falls; Robert and Charles Bladow of Hankinson; Mr. and Mrs. R. Rode, Pelican Rapids, MN.; 
Charles Tohm of Chicago, IL.; Carl Joos, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tohm and son of Morris, MN.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Giddings, Hewitt, MN.; Mrs. Emma Stofflet and Mr. and Mrs. G. Leisner 
and daughter of Foley, MN.; David Joos, Hancock, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Giddings, Bertha, MN , ; 
Mrs. Viola Hirsch, Lillian Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom, Mrs. Albert Meyer, Mrs. Will- 
iam Marquardt, Mrs. Paul Marquardt and Mrs. Lloyd Zentgraf and son, of Fairmount. There 
were other relatives from Fairmount and friends from the Minnesoata side also attending 
the funeral. ********** july 29, 1954 

Mrs. Herb Bellin, Mrs. Chas. Klawitter and Mrs. Percy Anderson and her granddaughter. 
Donna Lou Canham, left Monday afternoon for Minneapolis where they attended the funeral of 
Mrs. Klawitter 's niece, Mrs. Ben Bom. She is the former Hertha Klawitter. They returned 
to Breckenridge Friday. ********** j^ly 29. 1954 

ALBERT HOLST RITES HELD AT LIDGERWOOD 

Funeral services for Albert H. Hoist, 74, long time Claire City, SD., area farmer, were 
held at Zion Lutheran Church Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Paul Maassel officiating. 

Albert Hoist was born June 2nd, 1880, in Goodhue County, MN. He was baptized and con- 
firmed in the Lutheran faith. 

On June 2nd, 1906, he was married to Hattie Otto who died Aug. 30th, 1944. They lived 
on a farm north of Claire City for many years, moving to Claire City to make their home in 
1942. In October, 1948 he was married to Mrs. Mary Bladow. Two years ago he moved to 
Long Beach, CA. He died at St. Mary's Hospital in that city on July 15th. 

He is survived by his widow and ten daughters: Mrs. (Eleanor) Arthur Peterson, Elgin, 
MN.; Mrs. (Louise) Art Medenwaldt, Hankinson; Mrs. (Lucy) Leonard Wegner, Lidgerwood; Mrs. 
(Hertha) Edgar Berndt, Oregon City, OR.; Mrs. (Clara) Charles Jacobs; Mrs. (Erna) William 
Lodd; Mrs. (Lois) Johnny Grog of Long Beach; Mrs. (Myrtle) Herb Bladow, Claire City; Mrs. 
(Doris) Douglas Buell, Minneapolis: Mrs. (Elvera) Roy Williams of Los Angeles, CA. ; and 
24 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Hoist is also survived by two sisters; 
Mrs. Henry Nelson of Sisseton, Mrs. Tillie Wegner, Newtown, ND., and one brother, Charles 
Hoist of Pasadena, CA. 

Interment was at Zion Cemetery, rural Claire City, SD. 

********** July 29, 1954 

ANDREW SIMONSON 

Andrew Simonson, 65, long time North Dakota resident, who formerly lived in Wahpeton 
until moving to Hankinson a year ago, died Tuesday at the St. Gerard Hospital in Hankin- 
son, where he had been a patient since June 18th. He had been in ill health the past 
three years. 

Born May 2nd, 1891, at Oslo, Norway, he came to the United States with his brother, 
to Finlay, ND . , when 11 years old. He worked for relatives in that community. 

He married Cecil Anderson of Dwight on October 1st, 1923, at Bessmere, MI., and the 
couple moved to Wahpeton where he was employed at the Ford Garage and later for Byerly 

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Construction Co. Since 1943 he had worked for the Otter Tail Power Company. 

Besides his wife, he leaves six daughters and three sons. They are: Mrs. Lyle (Mil- 
dred) McManigle of St. Paul, Mrs. Alton (Carol) Berndt of Tyler, Mrs. Robert (Gloria) 
Halgunseth of Wolverton, Mrs. Gerald (Darlene) Dickerson of Colfax, Kenneth of St. Paul, 
Donald of Abseraka, ND., and Mary, Roy and Katherine, all at home. 

He also leaves a brother, Nels Hogfas of Wahpeton; a sister, Mrs. Caroline Salom of 
Roseau, MN.; and 14 grandchildren. Two sons died in infancy. 

Funeral services were held at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton with the Rev. P. 
A. Gisvold officiating. Services were Saturday at 2 PM. Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton 
handled arrangements and interment was in Fairview Cemetery near Wahpeton. 

********** August 12, 1954 

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR MRS. BLADOW 

Mrs. Robert H. Bladow of Brandenburg Township passed away Tuesday Morning, August I7th 
at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge from a lingering illness, being a patient in 
the hospital since May.. 

Alma Sedler was born August 15th, 1899, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sedler of 
Brandenburg Township. On March 23rd, 1922, Alma Sedler was married to Robert H. Bladow 
and they have always resided in Brandenburg Township. 

Mrs. Bladow was a very active worker in her church, the Ladies Aid, and the Homemakers 
Club. 

Surviving are her husband and four sons, Ralph of rural Hankinson, Clarence of Wahpeton, 
Eldon and Willard at home; three grandchildren; one brother, Robert Sedler, and one sister, 
Mrs. Henry Buck of Saskatchewan, Canada. 

Services will be held Friday afternoon from the home at 2 PM., and from St. John's 
Lutheran Church, Belford Township, at 2:30 PM. , with Rev. W. H. Cordts officiating. Inter- 
ment will be in the St. John's Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of the 
arrangements. ^^^^^^^^^^ August 19, 1954 

MRS. GEORGE WELK BURIED AT BROWNS VALLEY 

Pauline Hermann was bom at Anolzheim, Germany on Dec. 29th, 1872. After coming to 
America, she married George Welk at Weyerts, Cheyenne County, NE., on December 27th, 1891. 
To this union four sons and four daughters were bom. 

About 1896, they moved to Mansfield, MN., and in 1901, to Roberts County, SD. For 
many years Mrs. Welk was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church near Hammer, SD. 
A few years ago, when the Hammer Congregation disbanded, she became a member of the Evan- 
gelical and Reformed Church in Hankinson. 

She passed away on Saturday morning, August 14th, at 5:15, at the age of 81 years, 7 
months and 17 days. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1933 and one step-son, 
(George) in 1945. 

She leaves to mourn her passing her step-son, John Welk of Browns Valley, MN . ; also 
four sons, Adolph, Herman, William and Henry; four daughters, Lena, Bertha, Emma and Min- 
nie. 

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Funeral services were held on August 17th, at the Presbyterian Church in Browns 
Valley, MN., Rev. F. W. Paul of Hankinson officiating. 

********** August 19, 1954 

FORMER HANKINSON EDITOR 18 YEARS DIES IN WASHINGTON 

Charles 0. Weston, 65, formerly of Hankinson, passed away August lAth, at Yakima, WA., 
following an illness of nine months. 

He was born at Iriquois, SD., on Oct. 14th, 1888. He graduated from Knightstown Mil- 
itary Academy in Indiana in 1906. He came to North Dakota in 1915, where he bought a 
printing office at Cayuga. He was publisher of newspapers at Forman, Sykeston, Fairfax, 
SD., and Hankinson, ND. He served two years in the U. S. Army.... 6th Infantry in France. 

On July 7th, 1919, he married Lillian Kotchian of Minneapolis, MN. Five children were 
born to them, four of who survive, with his wife. They are: Evelyn (Mrs. Donald Carlton 
of Cooperstown, ND.), Pearl (Mrs. L. U. Belt of Enumclaw, WA.) , Raymond S. Weston of Grand- 
view, WA., and Robert J. Weston of Pasco, WA. A daughter preceded him in death. 

He was a member of. the Masonic Lodge, American Legion, V. F. W., Kiwanis and Commercial 
Clubs at Hankinson. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Grandview, WA. Burial was at Prosser, WA. 

********** August 19, 1954 

WM. SCRIBNER RITES TODAY 

Funeral services were held this Thursday afternoon at the Congregational Church in 
Hankinson for William Scribner, who passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 17th, at the St. 
Gerard Hospital. Rev. Davidson officiated 

Mr. Scribner was employed by the Soo Line Railroad as Superintendent of the Round- 
house in Hankinson for many years, retiring several years ago. 

He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Marjorie (Mrs. Rudy H. Hoefs) of Hankin- 
son, Bernice (Mrs. Harry Krause) of Wyndmere, Lois (Mrs. Bristol) of Bismarck, and one 
son, Worrell, of St. Paul. Park, MN. 

Interment was in the Hillside Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of 
the funeral arrangements. * * * ^ ^ ^ * ^ ^ ^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^ ^^5^ 

SISTER M. BRUNO DIES AT ACADEMY 

Sister M. Bruno, OSF, passed away at the St. Francis Convent on August 9th, at about 
10:40 PM. , after she had been suffering there for little more than a month from an incur- 
able cancer of the lungs and brain. Though there was no relief known for her illness, her 
death came rather unexpectedly and was apparently the effect of a series of strokes and 
brain hemmorages. Two hours before she passed away, she had for a short white perfect 
consciousness and seemed to know that her last moments were near. 

Sister Bruno was born on August 14th, 1910, in Oberbachem, near Dachau, Bavaria, as the 
the eldest child and the only girl in the family. Eagerly she followed the call of the 
religious life and was received into the Franciscan family at Dillingen on June 7th, 1932. 
After her final vows on June 11th, 1936, she joined the group of Sisters who left for the 
United States. She worked as cook at various missions. When the new St. Anne's Home 

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was opened at Grand Forks on Nov. 1st, 1952, she was appointed Superior there. Though 
she had been previously operated on for cancer of the breast, she had, through complete 
rest and treatments apparently regained good health. At the beginning of this summer 
unusual tiredness set in and an alarming lack, of memory at times. X-ray's showed cancer 
of the lungs and the brain. 

Sister Bruno's parents are still living in her home country Bavaria. 

********** August 19, 195A 

MRS. PINKNEY DIES AT HER HOME IN FAIRMOUNT FRIDAY 

Toward the end of the Civil War a young Illinois farmer, Calvin Stowell, married beau- 
tiful Priscella Greenleigh, a curly haired schoolmarm. Soon he departed for the northern 
army and when he returned about a year later, he made the acquaintance of his firstborn 
child, Mary Agnes Stowell. She was born in La Prairie Center, IL . , on May 23rd, 1365. 
Soon this little girl was joined by four others, which comprised the entire family. 

At an early age, while still in the cradle, she showed remarkable musical insight, 
humming and singing while very young. A passion for music continued and she begged often 
for an instrument on which to play. Finally, when she was given a parlor organ, she learned 
to play and soon was progressing at a fast rate. She eagerly absorbed everything the mother 
could give her and at the age of twelve she was organist in her home church, the Congregat- 
ionlist. She also taught all of her sisters to play. 

Mary Agnes Stowell grew up in a religious home, her parents were very devout and think- 
ing Christians and held family worship daily and so at about fourteen years of age, she 
joined the Congregational Church. She was also the mainstay of her mother, taking almost 
charge of the housework at a very young age. After finishing the school years she taught 
in the country schools of those days, she taught one year to enable her to get funds to 
pursue her ruling passion, music. Then she attended Eureka College at Lacon, IL., and 
thrilled to the piano lessons of an eminent teacher there, W. Waugh Lauder, a pupil and 
intimate friend of Franz Listz. Here she enjoyed musical societies, choruses and other 
diversions . 

After a brief year of instruction, she went on alone to develop herself as far as she 
could, becoming a proficient and artistic pianist of sympathetic style. She taught piano 
lessons for some years in her neighborhood, driving her pony and cart around the country. 

On June 26th, 1889, she married Charles Redding Pinkney of Lawn Ridge, IL . They went 
to housekeeping on his father's farm, which he later took over. This was a beautiful home 
and the memories of its charm lingered with her always. 

After several years of marriage, she enjoyed the privilege of taking vocal lessons from 
Mme. Donnelly of Peoria, IL., who was a fine vocal teacher, and a pupil of Mme. Matilda 
Marchesi. Marchesi was the trainer of many of the prominent prima donnas of that day, and 
Mme. Donnelly taught her methods. She earned her lessons by playing accompaniments for 
other pupils of Mmes. Donnelly. When she began vocal instruction, she discovered that 
she had a voice of unusual beauty, strength and flexibility. Mme. Donnelly encouraged 
her strongly to devote her life to singing and urged her husband to sell his farm and give 

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his time and money to the training of his wife for opera. She assured Mrs. Pinkney that 
she would be the full equal of the then prominent Nellie Melba. But a cautious husband 
felt that perhaps that was too radical a departure from the ordinary way of living to dare 
espouse, and so this opportunity to become a star in the singing world went undeveloped. 
This was a deep disappointment to her, as her whole soul was wrapped up in music. 

She engaged in many musical activities, leading choruses, choirs in churches, solo work 
and teaching, besides carrying on the farm wife's chores. 

Some years later two children were bom to them, Priscilla and Paul Stowell Pinkney. In 
1903, they moved to Fairmount, ND., selling their Illinois farm and buying one in the north. 
They resided there the rest of both their lives. They engaged in farming until about 19A3 
when they retired to the village to live. 

For many years she was extremely busy with leading choirs and solo work as well as teach- 
ing many piano pupils. She also had other hobbies, including poetry, which she enjoyed com- 
posing. She went in for composing songs also and some instrumental music, and has had sev- 
eral compositions published. 

She was a member of the Fairmount Ladies' Literary Club for many years, at one time was 
President of this organization. Failing health made it necessary to curtail her activities 
and she became somewhat of a recluse, giving more time to writing and reading of various 
sorts of literature. 

The passing of Mr. Pinkney on January 28th, 19A8 was a blow which she never fully recov- 
ered from and her health had failed for most of the time following that. She passed away 
suddenly on August 13th, 1954, at the age of 89, in her home in Fairmount. She leaves her 
two children, Priscilla, Mrs. John E. R. Patterson of Fairmount, and Paul S. Pinkney, lately 
located at Lebannon, OR., also eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Her life was ruled by stem and rigid standards of justice and fair dealings to all, and 
she was scrupulously honest in every detail of her business affairs. A keen mind, a sharp 
witty tongue, sense of humor and a flair for the dramatic arts were also facets of her person- 
ality. Drama was fascinating to her and she took part in many such productions. Her origin- 
ality and unquenching fire and zeal were known to all who ever contacted her. Such intense 
desire to live and progress, to ever be improving herself, were all characteristics of this 
energetic and ambitious woman. 

Mary Agnes Pinkney, nature lover, poet, and ever-aspiring child of the Father, farewell 
as you enter brighter realms. 

********** August 19, 1954 

MANTADOR NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. James Waxweiler and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Zajac left on 
Sunday for St. Charles to attend the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. Matt Waxweiler, Sr. 

********** August 19, 1954 

MRS. ETHEL MANIKOWSKI PASSED AWAY MONDAY 
Mrs. Ethel Purdon Manikowski passed away Monday morning, August 23rd, at Manhatten 
Beach, CA. 

The body will be brought to the Vertin Funeral Home in Wahpeton. Burial will be Sun- 
day at 2 PM., at Fairview Cemetery. . August 26, 1954 



MRS. M. SCHELLER DIED OF HEART ATTACK WED. 

Mrs. Michael Scheller of Hankinson passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 25th, at 
St. Paul, MN., where Mr. and Mrs. Scheller had been visiting since Tuesday. She was stricken 
with a heart attack. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, August 28th, at 9 o'clock from the St. 
Philips Church in Hankinson. Rosary will be held at 8 o'clock Friday evening at the Wipper- 
man Funeral Home. 

Rose Priscilla Scheller was bom in Austria November 11th, 1893 and moved to the United 
States in 1900, settling in Hankinson, where she has since resided. 

Survivors are her husband, Michael; eight sons and four daughters, Leonard and Bernard, 
of St. Paul; Michael, Minneapolis; Rev. Raymond, Grand Forks; Thomas, Colorado Springs, CO.; 
James, Charles and Dennis of Hankinson; Mrs. Joe Byrnes, Rosmount, MN.; Mrs. Douglas Griep 
and Miss Gertrude of St. Paul, and Mrs. Al Bartunek of Bismarck; one sister, Mrs. Dan Grim- 
slo, and on brother, L. J. Mauer, both of St. Paul, and thirty seven grandchildren. 

There will be no visitation in St. Paul, MN. The Kessler and MaGuire Funeral Home is 
in charge of arrangments in St. Paul and the Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrange- 
ments locally. 

There will be family Masses in lieu of flowers. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, 
Hankinson. *****^y,*** August 26, 1954 

SERVICES TODAY FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM 

Richland County recorded its second traffic accident of the year last Monday morning 
when Dennis Muehler, 30, was killed in a car- truck accident on Highway 81, about seven miles 
north of Fairmount. He died in an ambulance enroute to the St. Francis Hospital in Brecken- 
ridge. Three other persons were sever ley injured in the accident which occurred at 9 o' 
clock just north of the Tyler intersection. 

Mrs. Alma Hall, 69, Lake City, SD., received leg injuries and lacerations. She was the 
driver of a Chevrolet pickup which had three passengers, all injured. They were traveling 
north. 

Muehler was going south, alone in the car. Sheriff Henry Wurl and Highway Patrolman 
Art Anderson theorized that the Chevrolet pickup, belonging to Mrs. Hall, had passed ano- 
ther car and was going back to its own lane when the cars met. Muehler 's Ford remained 
in his right lane and upright. The truck swung off onto the shoulder and on its own side. 

Left front sides of both vehicles were completely smashed. Muehler was crushed in the 
driver's side of his car. The truck cab was not too badly crushed. 

With Mrs. Hall were: Mrs. Martha Labbe, about 35, and a boy about 12, who received a 
broken arm. Officers thought he was Mrs. Hall's grandson. Mrs. Labbe was not seriously 
hurt, but all the injured were taken to the St. Francis Hospital by ambulances from Vertin's 
Wahpeton, and Schmitt and Poulton. 

Dennis Muehler received first aid at the scene of the crash and was placed in the amb- 
ulance only a few minutes after the accident, but died enroute to the hospital from loss 
of blood and injuries. 

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The accident occurred on an open stretch of road and neither vehicle was going at 
an excessive speed, according to officials, but apparently one of the machines was across 
the center line which is well marked down the middle of the black top road. 

Funeral services were held today, Thursday, August 26th, for Dennis J. Muehler of Fair- 
mount, who passed away Monday morning, August 23rd, at the First English Lutheran Church 
in Fairmount at 2 o'clock PM. ; with Rev. W. H. Cordts and Rev. F. A. Rubbert officiating. 

Mr. Muehler was born July 28th, 1925 in LaMars Township, Fairmount, ND., and baptized 
August 16th, 1925 by Rev. J. P. Klausler. He was confirmed on July 14, 1940 by Rev. H. 
Schumacher. He grew to manhood in Richland County and attended the county schools. On 
June 26th, 1951, Mr. Muehler married Virginia Kieffer at Hankinson, ND. Since their marr- 
iage, they have made their home at Fairmount, where he managed the Dakota Locker Plant for 
four years. Later he worked for the Farmers Union Oil Co., and at the present he was doing 
custom hay baling. Mr. Muehler had planned to go farming this fall. 

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; one son, Leo John, an infant of seven weeks; his 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Muehler of Fairmount; his grandmother, Mrs. John Buck of Fair- 
mount; three brothers, Melvin of Fairmount, Delmer of Breckenridge, MN., and John David at 
home. 

The body laid in state in the Jos. Vertin and Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge from 
Tuesday noon until 3:30 PM. , on Wednesday, at which time it was taken to the farm of John 
Muehler, west of Fairmount until the services on Thursday. There was a prayer at the 
Muehler home before going to the church. 

The pallbearers were Gordon Schiltz, Francis Schiltz, David Schiltz, Vernon Muehler, 
Fred Buck, Jr., and Maurice Bladow. Interment was in the Fairmount Cemetery. 

********** August 26, 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. Anna Zatechka, who attended the funeral of her son-in-law, Tony 
Steinbach, at Fargo on Friday, returned home on Saturday. 

********** August 26, 1954 

WILLIAM H. SCRIBNER 

William H. Scribner was born on April 12th, 1883 at St. Cloud, MN., and died August 17th, 
1954 at St. Gerard's Hospital, Hankinson, at the age of 71. 

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church of Hankinson on August 19th, 
with Rev. James Davidson of Portal, ND., officiating. Interment was in the Hillside Ceme- 
tery. The last rites were performed by the Masonic Brethren of Hankinson Lodge No. 57 A. 
F. & A. M. , at the graveside. 

He lost his father when a very young boy. At the age of eleven, he was taken by some 
friends to Canada, with whom he lived until he was sixteen. Then he returned to the states, 
making his home with his mother, at Milaca, MN. On Oct. 12th, 1904, he was united in marr- 
iage to Emily Geraldine Orton of Onamia, MN. Had he lived until October 12th, 1954, they 
would have passed the half century together. 

He went to work for the Soo Line in 1909 at Onamia, MN., working at different points, 
until 1920 when he was sent to Hankinson to take charge of the round house here, and with 

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his family has made Hankinson his home until his death. 

He became a member of the Masonic Order at Thief River Falls, MN., in 1915. Being in- 
terested in city affairs, he served on the City Council for several years. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife; four children, Marjorie (Mrs. R. H. Hoefs) of 
Hankinson, Bernice (Mrs. H. W. Krause) of Lidgerwood, Lois (Mrs. W. T. Bristol) of Bismarck, 
and W. W. Scribner of St. Paul; two brothers, ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a 
host of friends. ********** August 26, 1954 

MRS. KATHRYN FISCHER 

Requiem High Mass was sung for Mrs. Kathryn Fischer at St. Peters Catholic Church at 
Sisseton on August 14th, 1954, with Fr. Carl Meyer officiating. Burial services by Fr. 
G. C. Bierens were held at the Calvary Cemetery in Hankinson. 

Kathryn Eva Godfried was bom in Austria January 10th, 1873. She was united in marri- 
age to Paul Fischer and to this union twelve children were bom. Six children preceded 
her in death. Her husband passed away January 20, 1931. 

The family came to America in 1906 and settled in Hankinson. She has lived at the home 
of her son, Mike, for the past 30 years. 

Pallbearers were her three grandsons Ray and Harold Wolfe of Claire City and Al Wolfe 
of Aurora, XL., and her three nephews, John, Ed and George Scheller, of Hankinson. 

Those who mourn her passing are three sons, Mike of Sisseton, Tony of Page, ND., and 
John of Aurora, IL.; three daughters, Caroline Strege, New Effington, Katherine Sholtz, 
Mc Henry, IL.; and Mary Boniface, Aurora, IL.; also 32 grandchildren and 44 great-grand- 
children. 

Relatives attending the funeral services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Tony Fischer 
and Mrs. and Mrs. Gus Anderson of Page, ND.; John Fischer and Al Wolfe of Aurora, IL.; Mr. 
and Mrs. Henry Scholtz and Penny of Mc Henry, IL.; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Strege and family and 
Mr. and Mrs. Web Moeller of New Effington; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Fischer, St. Paul; Mrs. Orley 
Johnson and Michael Fischer, Jr., of Rapid City; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. Har- 
old Wolfe of Claire City; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Scheller, Mr. and Mrs. John Scheller, Mr. and 
Mrs. George Scheller, Mr. and Mrs. George Wallock, Frank Jarski, Mr. and Mrs. John Jarski, 
all of Hankinson, ********** August 26, 1954 

MRS. C. STRASSBERGER BURIED TUESDAY 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at St. Philip's Church for Mrs. Carl 
Strassberger of Hankinson, who passed away Sunday, August 22nd, at the St. Gerard Hospital. 

Marqurite Gottfried was bom June 18th, 1878 in Bruckenthal, Austria. In 1902, she 
was united in marriage to Carl Strassberger and they resided in Vienna, Austria until 1907. 
They came to the United States in 1907 and settled in New York, later moving to Chicago, IL., 
where they resided until 1943, when Mr. Strassberger retired, then coming to Hankinson, 
where they have since resided. 

Leaving to mourn her passing is her husband, Carl; two brothers, Jacob of Portland, OR., 
and Adam of Sunburst, MT. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrange- 
ments. ********** August 26, 1954 

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ELIZABETH KRUMP RITES HELD ON WEDNESDAY 

Miss Elizabeth Krump passed away Sunday evening, August 22nd, at 11:20 PM. , at the 
St. Gerard Hospital. 

She was born February 18th, 1886, at Mantador, ND., and was a daughter of Mathias and 
Mary Krump. She attended school at Mantador and Hankinson and later became housekeeper 
for Rev. Ansgar of Richmond, MN., and also Rev. Dasson of Valley City. Later she retired 
and came to stay with her sister, Margaret Krump, of Hankinson. 

She is survived by Margaret Krump of Hankinson, Christ of Sonora, and Mrs. Anna Jordon 
of Detroit, MI. A brother, Peter M. Krump, preceded her in death. 

Rosary was recited Tuesday evening at the Wipperman Funeral Home. Requiem High Mass 
was held at 9 AM., Wednesday, at St. Philips Church. Rev. Heubsch celebrating the Mass. 
Interment was at Calvary Cemetery, Hankinson. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** August 26, 1954 

MRS. KAREN RUD BURIED THURSDAY AT NEW EFFINGTON 

Mrs. Karen Rud passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Martnick of New 
Effington, on August 23rd, where she has made her home for the past years. 

She was born June 11th, 1864, and is survived by Mrs. Clara Martnick of New Effington, 
SD., Mrs. Anna Erickson of Sacramento, CA., Melvin and Conrad of Minneapolis. One son, 
Gustav, preceded her in death and also her husband in 1952. 

Funeral services were held today, Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 PM. , from the Zion Luth- 
eran Church in New Effington. Rev. Leroy Eikanger officiated at the services. Burial was 
in the New Effington Community Cemetery. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** August 26, 1954 

RITES HELD FOR ARTHUR C. MARSH 

Funeral services for Arthur C. Marsh, 71, of 2038 Rae St., Regina, Sask., Canada, were 
held Tuesday, August 24th, at the Bremners Chapel, with Rev. R. Fox officiating. Mr. Marsh 
died Friday, August 20th, at the General Hospital, Regina, Sask., where he had been a patient 
since June 24th. Burial was in Riverside Memorial Park. 

Mr. Marsh was born at Elk Grove, MO., May 3rd, 1883. Coming to Greendale Township, Rich- 
land County, North Dakota at the age of seven years, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James 
Marsh, who homesteaded here. 

On July 30th, 1904, he and Emma Anderson were united in marriage at Wahpeton, ND. In 
1906 he homesteaded near Macoun, Sask. To this union were born four sons and four daughters. 

In 1929, he moved to Regina, Sask. where he was employed as hotel clerk at the Kings 
and Arlington Hotels, until his health failed him, five years ago. 

Besides his wife, Mr. Marsh is survived by four sons and four daughters: Arthur, Jr., of 
of St. Paul Park, MN., Kenneth of Vancouver, B.C. Canada; James of Estevan, Sask.; Clifford 
of Regina, Sask,; Mrs. Scott (Pearl) Bowman, Salem, OR.; Mrs. Ethel Arso, Milestone, Sask.. 
Mrs. Martin (Hazel) Grasswick of Wahpeton, ND.; Miss Bernice Marsh of Toronto, Ont. Canada; 

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Three sisters also survive. They are: Mrs. T. H. (Vernettie) Grasswick, Calgary, Alta, Cana.; 
Mrs. C. A. (Bessier) Grasswick, Valley City, ND.; Mrs. A. C. (Elsie) Romereim, Webster, SD.; 
also sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

Those from the states attendeding the ftmeral was his daughter, Mrs. M. Grasswick, his 
sisters, Mrs. C. A. Grasswick, and Mrs. A. C. Romereim and her husband. 

********** September 2, 1954 

MRS. IDA ROBERTS PASSED AWAY TUESDAY 

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon from the First English Lutheran Church 
at Fairmount for Mrs. Ida Roberts, who passed away Tuesday at Moline, IL. Rev. W. H. Cordts 
officiated. 

Mrs. Roberts was born June 7th, 1884, at Nashua, MN. She was married to John L. Roberts 
on Feb. 17th, 1904 at Nashua. Later they moved to Fairmount, where Mr. Roberts was a Soo 
Line section foreman. 

Mrs. Roberts is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Edward Rossow, of Moline, IL., Mrs. 
Clair Lingberg of Geneseo, IL., Mrs. P. C. Prestus, Fresno, CA. , Mrs. Edward Gerb of Glen- 
dale, CA. , and a son, James Roberts of Oklahoma City, OK.; three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Kath., 
Tenney, MN.; Mrs. Minnie Miller, Long Prairie, and Mrs. Ben Wiese of Tintah; one brother, 
Henry Wilke; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 

********** September 2, 1954 

Mrs. John Klimek returned to her home Wednesday after visitng with her daughter, Mrs. 
Lester Lower. Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. Klimek attended the funeral of Mr. Klimek's sister, 
Mrs. Anton Pishke, at Urbank, MN. 



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September 9, 1954 



Mrs. Peter Kutter received the sad news Tuesday noon that her brother-in-law, John 

Stecker, of Milwaukee died Monday. Mrs. Stecker is the former Vange Sellner. Mr. and Mrs. 

John Retterath, Peter Retterath and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Becker went to attend the funeral 

on Thursday morning in Milwaukee. 

********** September 9, 1954 

KAREN RUD 

Karen Rud was born in Norway, June 11th, 1864, and came with her parents to Montevideo, 
MN., at the age of six years. She was baptized and confirmed in Emmanuel Lutheran Church by 
Rev. Solseth. On November 24th, 1885, she was united in marriage to Martin Larson Rud, who 
preceded her in death February 16th, 1943 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clara Martinek of New Effington and Anna Erickson 
of Sacramento, CA.; two sons, Conrad Rud and Melvin Rud of Minneapolis. One son, Gustav 
Rud, preceded her in death in July of 1952. Also an infant son, Larance Rud, preceded her 
in death. 

She is also survived by one sister, Matilda Gilbertson; one brother, Abraham Gilbertson, 
both of Montevideo, MN.; ten grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. 

Since the passing of her husband, she has spent her years in the home of her daughter, 

September 9, 1954 



Mrs. Clara Martinek. ********** 



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HELMER NELSON OF MILNOR DIES 
Helmer Nelson, 50, Milnor, ND., died in a Fargo hospital at 1:40 AM., Monday. He was 
admitted for treatment last Thursday. The body is at the Cahlen Funeral Home in Milnor. 

Mr. Nelson is a brother of Andy Nelson, former Hankinson resident, but now living in 
Milnor. ********** September 9, I95A 

MRS. J. LINEHAN DIED SUDDENLY 
Mrs. John Linehan, 49, of Hankinson, passed away very suddenly at her home Wednesday 
morning. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 PM. , at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. 
A complete obituary will appear in next week's Hankinson News. 

********** September 16, 1954 

FORMER DRUGGIST DIES IN CALIFORNIA 
G. Ross Fowler, former Hankinson druggist, died at Sierra Madre, CA. , August 3Ist. 
He was a Sheldon, ND., native, but had lived in California for the past four years. He left 
Hankinson to go to Fargo and from there went west. 

He was active in the Masonic Lodge at Hankinson and was a member of Hankinson Lodge 
57 A. F. & A. M. , at the time of his death. He was also a member of the Shrine at Los Angeles. 

He is survived by his widow, a son, G. Ross Fowler, Jr., of San Francisco, a brother, 
Harry F. Fowler of Sierra Madre and a sister, Edith F. Slocum of Fargo. 
Funeral services were held on Sept. 2nd, in California. 

********** September 16, 1954 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF FATHER 
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Oberle left Wednesday morning for Aberdeen, SD., after being 
called by the unexpected death of his father, George Oberle, 79, who died Tuesday, Sept. 7th., 
after undergoing surgery. 

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Sacred Heart Church of Aberdeen, SD. 
He is survived by his wife and two children, a son, Clayton Oberle of Fairmount and a daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Merton Stregge of Aberdeen. 

********** September 16, 1954 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF MOTHER 
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Mead and Mrs. Clayton Oberle of Fairmount and Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Olson of Akron, OH., attended the funeral on Monday at Enderlin of Mrs. Mead's mother, Mrs. 
Anne C. Olson, who died Friday, September 10th, at the Nash Rest Home at Wahpeton. She is 
survived by three children, one daughter, Mrs. Chester (Bertha) Mead of Fairmount, and two 
sons. Earl Olson of Akron, OH., and Mervin Olson of Enderlin. 

********** September 16, 1954 

Mrs. Durk Cressey, Mrs. John Hoist and Mrs. Mary Weinkauf attended the funeral of Mrs. 
Bertha Boelke at Lidgerwood on Friday afternoon. 

********** September 16, 1954 

Grant Helgeson left this Thursday afternoon for Lanesboro, MN., where he will attend 

the funeral of his uncle, John L. Olson, at Preston, MN. 

********** September 16, 1954 

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MRS. JOHN LINEHAN 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. John Linehan on Friday September 17th, in Immanuel 
Lutheran Church at Hankinson, the Rev. Gerhard C. Michael, Pastor. Mrs. Linehan had passed 
away very suddenly at her home on the morning of Sept. 15th. 

Esther Linehan was born on Aug. 9th, 1905, in Elma Township, southwest of Hankinson, 
the daughter of Peter Hentz and his wife. Bertha, nee Schuett. She was a lifelong member of 
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson, being baptized and confirmed there. For many years 
she was a member of the Ladies' Aid of the congregation. 

On Christmas Day, 1925, whe was married at Moorhead, MN., to John Linehan by Pastor V. 
Bartling. They lived in Fairmount where Mr. Linehan was employed until they came to Hankinson 
in 1927, Mr. Linehan having purchased a barber shop here at that time. Since that time they 
have resided here in Hankinson. The past years she served as City Treasurer, having been 
re-elected to this post this spring without opposition. She also taught in various schools 
in the area, helping in this way to overcome the teacher shortage. 

Mrs. Linehan 's passing at the prime of life is mourned by her sorrowing husband; her 
sons, David and James of Fargo; her daughter, Jane (Mrs. David Duin,) also of Fargo, her sis- 
ter, Lena (Mrs. John Frundt,) of Britton, SD.; her brothers, Roy of Rosholt, SD., and Peter 
of Denver, CO. The oldest daughter of the Linehans died on the day of her birth. 

Burial was in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral Home in 
charge. ********** September 23, 1954 

WILLIS BLADOW 

Willis Herbert Bladow passed away at the local hospital very suddenly on the evening 
of Sept. 16th. He had been ill, but apparently was on the road to recovery since he felt 
quite well during the day. His health had not been very good for some time and yet death 
came suddenly and somewhat unexpected. 

Willis Bladow was born October 18th, 1923, in Duerr Township, to William Bladow and 
his wife, Ella, nee Medenwaldt. He spent his early years on the farm with his parents, 
moving to town with them in the early forties. He worked in the community, the last while, 
when he was able to, on the Soo section as laborer. 

Mr. Bladow was married to Maria Kath on January 31st, 1950. Two girls, Marcia and 
Reyne, were born to this union. Both are left to mourn with their mother the early passing 
of their father. 

Funeral services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church, of which he was a member, on 
Monday afternoon. Sept. 20th, with the Pastor, Rev. G. C. Michael, officiating. Burial was 
in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral Home in charge. 

Mr. Bladow's passing is mourned by his widow; his two daughters; his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Wn. Bladow of Hankinson; his brothers, LeRoy of Hankinson, Ewald and Elmer of New Eff- 
ington, SD., Orville of Battle Lake, MN.; his sisters, Louise (Mrs. Albert Franz) of Hankin- 
son, and Lila (Mrs. Charles Hrdlicka of Lidgerwood) and his grandmother, Mrs. A. W. Meden- 
waldt of Hankinson. 

********** September 23, 1954 

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HENRY NELSON 
Mr. Henry Nelson passed away at the St. Gerard Hospital in Hankinson on Sept. 19th, 
at 3:30 AM. 

Friends and parishioners of St. Anthony's Catholic Church of Fairmount, recited the 
rosary at 8 PM. , Sunday, at his home. Funeral services were held at 9 AM., Tuesday, in the 
St. John's Catholic Church of Rochester, MN. , and he was laid to rest at the Calvary Cemet- 
ery of that city. 

Henry Nelson was born in Hvorslev, Denmark, Dec. 15th, 1878. He came to the United 
States with his parents at the age of six months. 

In 1906, he was united in marriage with Emma Haley. Four children were born to this 
union. They spent most of their life on a farm in Richland County, near Fairmount. 

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Nelson; two sons, Marvin of Bakersfield, CA. , Cletus 
of Chicago, XL; two daughters, Lucille (Mrs. Orrin Zillgitt of Rochester, MN) , and Corretta, 
(Mrs. Carried Schouweiler,) and a brother, Peter Nelson. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** September 23, 1954 

FORMER HANKINSON RESIDENT DIES 

Services for Edgar A. Lea of 7428 Colfax Ave, S., Richfield, who died Friday, were held 
at 2:30 PM. , Monday at Richfield Methodist Church, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. 

Mr. Lea was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Hankinson, Scottish Rite, Winona, MN., and 

the El Zagel Temple, Fa He was a veteran of the Spanish American War. He was a 

retired railroad engineer and a resident of the Twin Cities area the past eight years. 

Surviving are his wife. Ha E.; daughter, Mrs. C. W. B...erton, St. Louis Park, MN., 

two sons. Miles A., of Minneapolis and E. Allen, Jr. of Ortonville MN., and a sister, Mrs. 
Co. .. .Wallace, Beach, ND. (Wife's name could be Harriet) 

The Lea family lived in Hankinson most of their married lives, moving to the cities 
eight years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Crooks of Hankinson attended the funeral. Mr. Crooks 
was one of the pallbearers. 



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September 23, 1954 



Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bladow received a telegram stating that Mrs. Herman Wirth, who had 
been living with her daughter, Florence at Shawnee, OK., passed away. Mrs. Wirth was buried 
in Milwaukee, WI., beside her husband, who passed away several years ago. 

********** September 30, 1954 

WELL KNOWN FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIES IN TEXAS 
Frank Kurtz, 54, of Borger, TX. , formerly of Fairmount, died unexpectedly on Sunday 
afternoon, Sept. 26th. He had undergone surgery on Saturday. 

He is survived by his wife and two children, a daughter, Mrs. James (June) Brooks of 
Borger, and a son, Franklyn, of Williston, ND. 

Those from Fairmount, who left Monday for Texas to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. 
John Earner and Richard Kurtz, a sister and brother of Frank Kurtz. 
A more complete obituary will be published later. 

********** September 30, 1954 

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LIDGERWOOD DEPUTY DIES UNEXPECTEDLY 

Fred Leach, about 57, well known Lidgerwood man and special Deputy Sheriff in Rich- 
land County, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at his home in Lidgerwood. 

According to the reports received here, Mr. Leach died in bed early Saturday morning, 
apparently from a heart attack. He had been on duty late Friday night and that afternoon 
had been assisting Sheriff Henry Wurl on an investigation. 

*********** October 7, 195A 

LYNN FLADLAND RITES SATURDAY AFTERNOON 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon for Lynn J. Fladland of Hammer, SD, a 
at the Lutheran Church in Hammer, SD., at 2 o'clock. 

Mr. Fladland passed away on Oct. 6th, at the Community Hospital at Sisseton, SD., at 
the age of 53 years. He had been a life long resident of the Hammer community where he 
farmed until September when he retired. 

He is survived by his wife and daughters. Donna and Joanne, both students at Augustana 
College at Sioux Falls, and Mrs. Aadland of Fargo; two brothers and one sister. 

Interment will be at the Nidaros Cemetery at Hammer. The Wipperman Funeral Home is 
in charge of arrangements. j^^t^jt****** October 7, 1954 

A. T. REINKE DIES SUDDENLY 

Arnold Reinke, for many years a farmer in the Mantador community, passed away at his 
home there shortly after noon Sunday, Oct. 10th. Mr. Reinke had been in poor health for the 
past year and a half and just recently had spent several days in the hospital at Breckenridge. 

Arnold Thomas Reinke was born in Hankinson on Dec. 6th, 190A. He attended a rural 
school and graduated from the Hankinson Public School. Mr. Rhinke married Julia Gaukler in 
the St. Peter and Paul's Church in Mantador on Oct. 16th, 1929. He was engaged in farming 
near Mantador, where eighteen years ago they moved to their present farm. 

He was a life long member of the Catholic Church, a member of the Catholic Order of 
Foresters at Mantador, and of the Knights of Columbus at Wahpeton. Mr. Reinke was also active 
in civic and community affair, being current president of the Hankinson Wildlife Club, where 
he was serving his second term, and a member of the Hankinson Commercial Club. 

Mr. Reinke i3 survived by his wife and five daughters, Mrs. Elroy Krump (Arlene) , Luc- 
ille, Lois, Cecelia and Renae; also two granddaughters, Kathleen and Charlotte Krump. His 
passing is also mourned by his ten brothers and sisters: Joseph, Mathew, Mrs. Mike O'Donnell 
(Elizabeth), Mrs. Louis Kruse (Elsie), Mrs. Mildred Early, Mrs. Ernest Ambach (Helen), Edward, 
Jean, Raymond and Leonard and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Active pallbearers were Joseph Foertsch, John Krump, John Pellman, John Poster, Jerome 
Roth and Roland Steinwehr. The honorary pallbearers were as follows: Alphonse Puetz, Hel- 
muth Leske, Arthur Paulson, Wilmer Baldner, Albert Krump and George Pelzl. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 13th, at the St. Peter and Paul's Church 
at Mantador with the Rev. Father Miller officiating. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery at 
Hankinson. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

********** October 14, 1954 

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR FRANK KURTZ 
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Sepc. 29th, at 2 o'clock at the 
First Methodist Church at Borger, TX. , with the Rev. Lloyd Hamilton officiating. Interment 
was in the cemetery at Borger. Active pallbearers were Paul Mauldin, George Brunson, J. H. 
Evans, Charles Paullen, Charles B. Hutchinson, and Glenn Marvin. Members of the Local 1201 
were honorary pallbearers. 

Frank. Kurtz was born at Fairmount, ND., Feb. 12th, 1900, attended school and was a grad- 
uate of the Fairmount High School. He farmed here for a few years. Later he attended the 
Brookings, SD. State College, where he took a Buttermaker ' s Course. He worked as a Butter- 
maker and lay operator in South Dakota for a number of years. 

He was married to Lucille Rabak of Fairmount on June 23rd, 1920 at Wahpeton. They 
lived in Fairmount until 1948 when they moved to Borger, TX. , residing at 1311 Finger St. 
In Sorger, Mr. Kurtz was a business representative and secretary - treasurer for the Carpent- 
ers Union, AFL Local No. 1201 since December of 1952. 

Mr. Kurtz became ill in April and had been in failing health since. He submitted to 
surgery for a malignant brain tumor on Friday, Sept. 2Ath, and passed away Sunday, Sept. 26th, 
at 12:55 PM. , at a hospital at Amarillo, TX. 

Survivors include his wife, Lucille; a daughter, Mrs. James (June) Brooks, Boerger; 
a son, Franklin Kurtz, Williston, ND.; three sisters, Mrs. John Earner, Fairmount, Mrs. Carl 
Lein, Richville, MN., Mrs. Lawrence Meade, Brook Park, MN.; one brother, Richard Kurtz of 
Fairmount and one granddaughter, Kaye Ann Kurtz. 

Relatives from Fairmount attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Barrier and Rich- 
ard Kurtz. ^^^^^^^^^^ October 14, 1954 

JOHN BLOOMDALE DIES IN MINNEAPOLIS 

John Bloomdale, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 5th, at Minneapolis. He had made his home in 
Fairmount during the summer months at his trailer home in Fairmount Park. 

Mr. Bloomdale is the brother-in-law of John Bostrom of Fairmount. Funeral services 
were held on Friday afternoon at Minneapolis. Those attending the funeral from Fairmount 
were Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom and Mrs. Earl Deans. 

********** October 14, 1954 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN FRAZEE 

Word has been received here that Mrs. William Blankenburg of Frazee, MN., formerly of 
Fairmount, died Oct. 1st. Funeral services were held at Frazee. 

********** October 14, 1954 

MRS. E. TISCH FUNERAL TO BE HELD SATURDAY 

Mrs. Ernestine Tisch of Claire City, SD., passed away at the Veblen Hospital on Tues- 
day, Oct. 19th. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at the First Lutheran 
Church at Claire City. SD. ********** October 21, 1954 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR BRITTON GRIGGS 

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 16th, at 2 o'clock, for the well 

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known Fairmount resident, Britton W. Griggs, at the Methodist Church, Fairmount, with Rev. 
David Knecht officiating. Pallbearers were H. R. Swanson, C. R. Swanson, Raymond Anderson, 
Chas. Thompson, John Von Bokern, and Rollie Allen. The body was at the Vertin Chapel in 
Breckenridge from Friday until Saturday morning as Jos. Vertin and Sons of Breckenridge were 
in charge of arrangements. Interment was in the Souths ide Cemetery at Fairmount. 

Mr. Griggs, 80, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 13th, at the St. Francis Hospital at 
Breckenridge, where he had been a patient since Oct. 6th. Mr. Griggs had been in poor health 
the past eight years. 

He was bom March 21st, 1874 in Toledo, OH. He was married on July 18th, 1908 to 
Magdalene Heil at Aberdeen, SD. After their marriage, they lived in Aberdeen SD., until 1914 
when they moved to Fairmount, where they have lived ever since. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. B. Griggs of Fairmount; five sons, Louis Griggs, of 
Fairmount, Gordon Griggs of St. Paul, Duane Griggs of Minneapolis, Raymond Griggs of N. 
Sacramento, CA. , A-lc Rolland Griggs of Fortuna, ND. ; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Leone) 
Carney of Breckenridge, Mrs. Ralph (Emaline) Gelle of Breckenridge, and Mrs. C. (Myrtle) 
Gollnick of New Effington, SD. 

All of the children were present for the funeral except a son, Raymond Griggs, of N. 
Sacramento, CA. , who was unable to be present. 

********** October 21, 1954 

HERMAN GEHLER DIES AT WAHPETON 

Herman Gehler, 76, who had been a Richland County resident since coming here in 1887, 
as a boy of 9, died at his home in Wahpeton on Saturday. 

Services were held in the Schmitt and Polton Funeral Home at 1:30 and in the Immanuel 
Lutheran Church in Wahpeton on Tuesday, with the Rev. Henry Fry officiating. 

Born at Fond du Lac, WI., May 3rd, 1878, Mr. Gehler came to the Great Bend area in Rich- 
land County with his parents and resided on a farm there until moving to Wahpeton in 1940. 

He married Justine Stoltenow in 1901, and Mrs. Gehler survives. They celeberated their 
50th Wedding Anniversary in Wahpeton on November 7th, 1951. 

There are two sons, Ewald at Great Bend and Theodore of Wahpeton and five daughters: 
Mrs. Waldemar Fenske, Wahpeton; Mrs. Ewald Boehning, Hankinson, Mrs. Clarence Hoefs, Wah- 
peton; and Mrs. Robert Witt and Mrs. Ralph Wurl, Hankinson. 

********** October 21, 1954 

F. MEDENWALDT DIES AT BRECK 

Franz F. Medenwaldt passed away Sunday, Oct. 24th, at the St. Francis Rest Home in 
Breckenridge, MN. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the 
Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Henry Fry officiating. 

Mr. Medenwaldt was born Dec. 17th, 1876, in Germany. In 1899, he was married to Helen 
Binder in Germany. In 1903 they came to the United States and settled in Hankinson. For 
many years he worked for the I. P. Ireland and Sons Lumber and Fuel Co. Later was manager 
of the lumber yard in Hankinson and Sonora. In the fall of 1931 they moved to Minnesota and 
farmed in Campbell Township until 1945 at which time he retired from farming. In the fall 

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of 1947, they moved to Breckenridge, where they have since resided. 

Mr. and Mrs. Medenwaldt celebrated their Golden Wedding in 1949, at the Immanuel Luth- 
eran Church in Hankinson. 

Mr. Medenwaldt was a very active minded person and in the early years was very active 
in civic affairs. He served on the DeVillo Township Board and school boards. He was ext- 
remely interested in local and national elections and deeply- appreciated the right to vote. 

Surviving, besides' his wife, are two sons, Ervin, of Breckenridge and August of Doran, 
MN., four daughters, Mrs. Gustav (Anna) Hubrig and Mrs. John (Hertha) Stoltenow of Wahpeton, 
Mrs. Ben (Alma) Stoltenow of Hopkins, MN. , and Mrs. Carl (Margaret) Paul of St. Paul, MH.; 
fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. 

Interment was made in the family lot in the Riverside Cemetery at Breckenridge, MN. 
Jos. Vertin and Sons of Breckenridge were in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

********** October 28, 1954 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mrs. Elsie Schulz, Mrs. Hilda Manske, Mrs. Rudolph Gollnick, Mr. 

and Mrs. E. H. Bohn, Mrs. Anna Strege, Mrs. Bertha Beling, Mrs. Chas. Adamson and Mrs. Earl 
Hauschild motored to Fergus Falls, Wednesday, to attend the funeral of George Schroeder, who 
was killed in an accident. Mr. Schroeder is an uncle of Mrs. Hauschild and a cousin of the 
other folks. ********** October 28, 1954 

MOTHER OF MRS. DIBBERT DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL 

Mrs. Gust Kuchynka, 70, passed away last Friday, Oct. 22nd, at the Gerard Hospital at 
Hankinson. 

Emma Wacha was born on a farm three and a half miles north of Lidgerwood, where she 
attended school and grew to womanhood. On September 30th, 1901, she was married to Mr. Gust 
Kuchynka at Wahpeton, NO. They made their home in Alexandria and Ogema, MN. Later they 
moved to Lidgerwood, where they have resided ever since. 

Mrs. Kuchynka had been in poor health for several years, and a week ago, suddenly 
took a turn for the worse. 

Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her passing, ten children, seven daughters: 
Mrs. Emil (Rose) Wall, Mrs. Richard (Alice) Gereszek, and Mrs. Norman (Helen) Wendt of Lid- 
gerwood, Mrs. Gordon (Lillian) Dibbert of Hankinson, Mrs. Clark (Emma) Bisson of Ardock, ND., 
Mrs. Clarence (Marie) Campbell of Ortonville, and Mrs. Willy (Tilly) Haugland of Los Angeles, 
CA. , and three sons, James of Los Angeles, CA., Edward of Bejou, and Arnold of Milwaukee, WI. 
Two sons, Frank and Gust, Jr., preceded her in death. She also leaves four brothers and 
four sisters. 

Mrs. Kuchynka was very well known in the community, being a member of the ZCBJ Lodge 
for many years; also the Busy Bee Club and an honorary member of the Legion Auxiliary at 
Lidgerwood. 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, Oct. 25th, at 2 o'clock, in the Meth- 
odist Church in Lidgerwood, with Rev. R. A. McDonald in charge. Interment was in the Boh- 
emian National Cemetery. ^^^^^,^^^^^ October 28, 1954 

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FUNERAL SERVICE for MRS. WM. BLANDENBURG HELD MONDAY MORNING 

Funeral services for Mrs. William (Nellie) Blankenburg of Frazee, MN., formerly of 
Fairmount, were held Monday morning, Oct. 4th, at the Sacred Heart Church in Frazee, at 9 
AM., with Rev. Father Meinrad officiating. Burial was made in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in 
Frazee. 

Mrs. Blankenburg became very ill on Sept. 14th, and was taken to the St. Mary's Hos- 
pital at Detroit Lakes the same day, where she remained a patient until she passed away at 
9:05 PM on Friday October 1st. 

Pallbearers were: Chas. Simmons, Frank Karsnia, Frank Baer, Arthur and Jay Cole, and 
A. B. Marcy. Funeral services were in charge of the Nichols Funeral Chapel of Frazee. 

Mrs. Blankenburg was bom on July 14th, 1877, at Madelia, MN. On Oct. 24th, 1916, 
she was married to William Blankenburg at Holiday, ND. They made their home in Fairmount 
for many years, where Mr. Blankenburg operated the meat market. They moved to Frazee, MN., 
about three years ago. She had been in ill health the past month. 

She is survived by her husband, William Blankenburg, of Frazee. 

********** October 28, 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Williams attended a funeral Monday at Medina, 
ND., for John Galer, who is one of Gordon's friends and associates in the North Dakota Here- 
ford Association. ********** October 28, 1954 

Mrs. Wm. Heesch took the train Friday evening for Chicago, to attend the funeral of 

her mother, Mrs. Fred Clausen. 

********** November 4, 1954 

ATTENDS FUI'^ERAL OF THEIR COUSIN 

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Swanson, Minnie and Ed. Kurfirst, Fred Martinson and Mrs. Katie 

Martinson attended a funeral at the Wright Funeral Home at Moorhead, Monday afternoon, for 

their cousin, Carl M. Swenson, a victim of Leukemia. He is survived by his wife and three 

children. ********** November 11, 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ... .Victor Stoebe of Boise, ID., has been visitng with friends and rel- 
atives at Fairmount. He has been staying at White Rock for a couple of weeks since the ill- 
ness of his father, Frank Stoebe, of White Rock, who died Friday. Funeral services were 
held Tuesday afternoon at White Rock. SD. 

********** November 11, 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sikorski and Betsy and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hasty 

spent Tuesday of last week in Minneapolis, where they attended the burial rites at Lakewood 
Cemetery for Mrs. Edith Hasty of Tyler. The funeral for Mrs. Hasty had been held on Monday 
afternoon in Wahpeton. ********** November 18, 1954 

WM. BERNDT RITES FRIDAY 
William August Berndt, passed away at the local hospital on Monday morning, Nov. 29th. 
He had been in poor health for some time but had been up and around shortly before his death, 
having visited his sister, Mrs. Herman Franz, in the hospital the week before. 

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Mr. Berndt was born in Iron Ridge, WI., Jan. 21st, 1874, and came to settle in this 
section of North Dakota at the river when he was a young man. He was married in 1904 to 
Bertha Kluge, making his home on a farm southwest of Hankinson. Mrs. Berndt died in 1907, 
leaving one child, Harold, who lives in Saskatchewan at Radisson. 

In 1908 William Berndt married again, this time to Emma Bladow. This union was blessed 
with one daughter, Doris, (Mrs. Leonard Grob of Hankinson). In 1921 the family moved to Rad- 
isson, Saskatchewan, where they resided for 17 years. It was while there that they adopted 
a son at the age of ten, Edward, now of St. Paul, MN. 

The family moved back to Hankinson in 1938, making their home here in town. In 1946, 
Mrs. Berndt passed away at the sanitarium at San Haven. Until three years ago Mr. Berndt 
lived here in town and then made his home with his daughter. 

His passing, at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 8 days is mourned by his children, 
Harold, Doris (Mrs. Leonard Grob) and Edward, as well as by 16 grandchildren and 2 great- 
grandchildren and his sisters, Mrs. Elsie Lessien and Mrs. August Asmus, both of Radisson, 
Saskatchewan, Mrs. Herman Franz of Hankinson and his brother Gustave, who is staying at the 
Kent Old Folks Home. 

Funeral services are to be at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson on Friday, Dec. 
3rd, at 1:30 PM. , with burial in the cemetery of the congregation. Funeral arrangements are 
in charge of the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers will be Harold Kuehl, James Bladow, Eugene Bladow, Albert Franz, Herbert 

Bladow and Roy Bladow. 

********** December 2, 1954 

PETRICH RITES SATURDAY 2 P . M. 
Funeral services for Mrs. Adolph Petrich are to be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church 
at Hankinson on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4th, at 2 PM. Mrs. Petrich fell asleep peacefully 
at the hospital in Breckenridge on Thursday morning, Dec. 1st. She had been suffering for 
some time from a malignant disease. 

Dora Louise Augusta Petrich was born Nov. 17th, 1902, in Greendale Township, daughter 
of William Wurl and Mary nee Bladow. She spent her entire life in this community, being 
married Feb. 27th, 1922 to Adolph Petrich in Immanuel Lutheran Church by the sainted Rev. 
J. P. Klausler. This union was blessed with three daughters, all of whom, together with the 
husband survive her passing. 

Her early passing in life is mourned by her sorrowing husband, Adolph Petrich of Hank- 
inson, her daughters, Doris (Mrs. Roland Roeder) of Hankinson, Bernice, at home, and Ramona 
(Mrs. Willmer Roeder) at Lidgerwood, as well as by her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Wurl of Hankin- 
son, her brothers, Henry Wurl of Wahpeton, Albert Wurl of Plainview, MN., William and Rein- 
hart Wurl of Hankinson, her sisters Minnie (Mrs. Ed Patrick) of Rosholt, Adele (Mrs. John 
Petrick) of New Effington, Emma (Mrs. Emma Young) of Hankinson, Anna, (Mrs. Lorenz Hansen) 
of Rosholt. There are three grandchildren to mourn her passing, as well as many other rela- 
tives and friends. 

Mrs. Petrich was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson all of her 
life. She attained the age of 52 years and 13 days. 

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Interment is to be in the Lutheran Cemetery at Kankinson. The Wipperman Funeral Home 

is in charge of arrangements. 

********** December 2, 1954 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Word has been received here that Henry Trom of Seattle, WA., died 
Sunday, Nov. 21st. He is the brother of Mrs. Mary Wolf of Fairmount. 

********** December 2, 195A 

PIONEER RAIL ENGINEER DIES IN NEW YORK CITY 

James Fallon, 90, respected grand old pioneer of North Bay, Canada, died recently in 
New York City, according to a newspaper clipping received by relatives here. He is an uncle 
of Jim Fallon of Hankinson and visited here several times during his vacations. 

The late Mr. Fallon has been retired since 1929 and had spent the past several years in 
in Southern Ontario. ********** December 2, 1954 

MARTIN LUGERT RITES SATURDAY 

Funeral Mass for Martin Lugert, 68, who passed away Tuesday afternoon at the City 
Hospital in New Rockford, following a stroke, will be held at the St. Peter and Paul's Chur- 
ch at Mantador at 9:30 AM., on Saturday. Rev. Father John Lugert, brother of the deceased 
will officiate. The Rosary will be recited at the Wipperman Funeral Home on Friday evening 
at 8 o'clock. 

He is survived by five brothers, Joseph of Hankinson; Carl, Staples, MN., Father John 
Cogswell; Mike, Kansas City, MO.; Henry, Long Beach, CA., and one sister, Mrs. Anna Lenz, 
Barney, ND. His parents and one brother preceded him in death. 

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Mantador. 

********** December 9, 1954 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. ROSE GRIMES 

Funeral services were held at the Bethany Methodist Church in LaMars Township on Sun- 
day afternoon, Nov. 28th, at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Rose Grimes, 87, who is one of the old pion- 
eers in the LaMars community. She had entered the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge on 
Saturday, Nov. 20th, and passed away on the evening of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25th, 1954, 
at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 3 days. Rev. David Knecht officiated at the services 
and Vertins Funeral Home of Wahpeton was in charge of funeral arrangements. Pallbearers 
were Fred Snyder, Sr., Tom Green, Melvin Fields, George Vanderwerff, Lloyd Fleischauer and 
George Bickerdike. Interment was in the Hillside Cemetery at White Rock, SD. 

Rose Mae ^iills was born at Eramettsburg, :lA., on March 23rd, 1857. In 1889, she was 
married to Charles Ebert in Iowa, and to this union four children were born, three sons: 
Charles of Edgement, SD., Jesse of lola, Kansas and William of Milwaukee, WI., and one 
daughter, Mrs. James (Sylvia) Runyan of Rochester, MN. Mrs. Grimes came from Iowa to this 
county in 1899 and since that time has resided in this vicinity. 

In 1909, she was married to William W. Grimes of Belmont County, OH., and six children 
were born, three daughters, Alva of Hot Springs, SD., Mrs. David (Ada) Bruce of Wheaton, MN., 
and May, at home; three sons, Roy at home, Elwood Grimes of Fairmount, and William, who died 
in infancy. She has twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. 

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Mrs. Grimes has always been a member of the Methodist Church, of which she has been 
a very active worker until her health began failing. She was a charter member of the Wo- 
men's Society of Christian Service at the Bethany Methodist Church of which she held an 
honorary life membership in this organization. 

********** December 9, 1954 

AGED NEW EFFINGTON MAN DIES AT 94 

Funeral services for William Klar, 94, will be held at the Walla Lutheran Church, New 
Effington, SD., Friday afternoon, at 2 PM. , with Rev. Leroy Eikanger officiating. 

William Klar was born in Austria, March 27th, 1860, immigrating to America, and first 
settling in Chicago, XL., later taking up a homestead at Norcross , MN. In 1902, he moved 
to a farm southwest of Hankinson, residing there until his retirement. He has been cared 
for by his daugher, Mrs. Wm. Reimann, the past years. 

Mr. Klar was married to Teresa Sy..ra, who passed away in 1933. Surviving are: Mrs. 
Fred Wagner (Georgianna) of Chico, CA.; Mrs. Carried Randall (Jessie) of Mankato, MN.; 
William of Poison, MT.; Alexander, Milwaukee, WI.; Rudolph, West Allis, WI.; Mrs. V. J. 
Vinaturi (Adelae) , Yankton, SD.; Mrs. Walter Vogt (Irene), Lake Crystal, MN.; Mrs. Wm. 
Peterson, Rosholt, SD.; Mrs. William Reimann, Hankinson; also twenty grandchildren and twen- 
ty two great-grandchildren. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. 

********** December 16, 1954 

MRS. PAUL KINN DIES SUDDENLY 

Death came very unexpectedly on Monday morning to Mrs. Paul Kinn of Hankinson. Mrs. 
Kinn was a patient at the St. Gerard Hospital, where she was receiving medical care. 

Mrs. Kinn is survived by her husband, one son, Elroy, of Hankinson and two daughters, 
Mrs. K. J. Norman (Helen) of Racine, WI., and Louise of Brainerd, MN. 

Funeral services were held this Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from the St. Philip's 
Church, with the very Rev. G. C. Bierens officiating. 

A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of the Hankinson News. 

********** December 16, 1954 

MRS. FRANZ LAID TO REST TUESDAY 

Death came for Mrs. Herman Franz on Saturday evening, Dec. 11th, at the hospital in 
Breckenridge, where she had been the last number of weeks. She had been ailing for some 
time already. 

Funeral services were held in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson on Tuesday, 
Dec. 14th, with the pastor. Rev. Gerhard C. Michael officiating. Mrs. Franz had been a 
member of Immanuel Lutheran Church since the time she and her husband had moved into town. 

Marie Franz, nee Berndt, was bom Sept. 30th, 1876 in Brandenburg Township, near Great 
Bend, of which Rev. T. Hinck was the pastor. 

She was married to Herman Franz on Dec. 19th, 1895. She was privileged to celebrate 
her Golden Wedding Anniversary at her home in 1945, living happily with her husband in marr- 
iage for almost 59 years. Three sons, Rhinehart, Albert and Edgar, and one daughter, Minnie, 
were born to this union, all of whom survive their mother. 

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In 1895 she went on to a homestead in Duerr Township, southwest of Hankinson, living 
on the same farm until 1926 when the family moved to Hankinson, where they have resided since. 

Mrs. Franz leaves to mourn her passing her sorrowing husband; her sons, Rhinehart and 
Albert of Hankinson, Edgar of Mooreton, ND., and her daughter, Minnie, (Mrs. Hell) of James- 
town, ND.; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, her sisters, Mrs. Elsie Losine and Mrs. 
Augusta Assmus of Radisson, Saskatchewan, and her brother, Gustave Bemdt of Hankinson. 

Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery of Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral Home in 
charge. ********** December 16, 1954 

MRS. PAUL KINN 

The unexpected death of Mrs. Paul Kinn last week, Dec. 13th, came as a shock to this 
community where she has lived all of her life. 

Louisa Hein Kinn, the eldest daughter of the old pioneer family of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. 
Hein, Sr., was born in Belford Township on July 27th, 1883. She attained the age of 71 years. 
After a few years on the farm north of Hankinson, the Hein family moved to town. She attended 
the public schools here and stayed in the family home until her marriage to Paul Kinn, on 
Oct. lAth, 1907. They have made their home in their present location for the past 47 years. 

Her faithful services to her church and community, her devotion to her family, and to 
her elderly parents in their declining years, made her a most respected and reverent mother 
and woman of Hankinson. 

She was a member of the St. Philips' Church and its Women's Guild. Funeral services 
were held on Thursday Dec. 16th, with a large attendance coming to show their final respects. 
The Very Rev. G. C. Bierens officiated. 

Mrs. Kinn leaves to mourn her passing her sorrowing husband and three children, Louise, 
who teaches school in Brainerd, MN.; Elroy of Hankinson, and Mrs. K. J. Norman (Helen) of 
Racine, WI.; nine grandchildren; her sisters, Lora M. Hein and Mrs. Kenneth Graham of Aber- 
deen, WA. ; two brothers, Louis of Tacoma, WA.; and Alfred of Aberdeen, WA.; and a host of 
friends and relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hein, Sr.; and one sister, 
Mrs. Emma Schuster, and two brothers, Chas. Hein, Jr., and Richard Hein. 

Interment was in Calvary Cemetery at Hankinson, with the Wipperman Funeral Home in 
charge of arrangements. 

Pallbearers were nephews and cousins of the deceased: George Brackin, Art Weber, Frank 
Kinn, Leo Kinn, John A. Roth and Elmer Schroeder, all of Hankinson and vicinity. 

Her sister, Lora Hein, of Aberdeen, WA. , came to attend the funeral, as did many rela- 
tives from various places in Minnesota and North Dakota. 

********** December 23, 1954 

MOTHER OF VICTOR, S. D., LADY DIED AT 79 

Mrs. Leonard Huss of Victor, SD., received word on Tuesday morning that her mother, 
Mrs. Bert Stovner, 79, of Fergus Falls, MN., had passed away early that morning. Mrs. Stov- 
ner spent many years at Mooreton, ND. 

Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran Church at Mooreton 
at3PM. ********** - December 23, 1954 

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JOHN ALTHOFF STRICKEN BY HEART ATTACK 
Stricken with a heart attack as he was returning from the farm home of his daughter, 
John Althoff, 79, died Christmas afternoon. With him in the car was his wife and daughter, 
and they managed to get the car stopped without overturning after it edged into the ditch 
on the highway south of the Bagg farm in Mooreton vicinity. 

Funeral services for Mr. Althoff, resident of Richland County since 1914, was held on 
Wednesday morning from St. John't Catholic Church. The Requiem High Mass was held at 9 o'clock. 

Rosary was recited for the well known resident at the Schmitt and Poulton Funeral Home 
in Wahpeton at 8, 9 & 10 o'clock Tuesday evening. 

John Althoff was bom Sept. 5th, 1875, at Burlington, WI. He lived there and in Minn, 
until he moved to the Mooreton vicinity from Adrian, MN., in 1914. Retiring from active 
farming in 1947, he moved to Wahpeton, where he purchased a home. 

He married Magdalena Mar..ini, January 10th, 1905, at Ellsworth, MN. , and to them were 
born eleven children of .whom ten survive as does his wife. The sons are: Lawrence of San 
Francisco; Aloysius and Leo, Mooreton, and Joseph, of Hankinson. Daughters are: Sister M. 
Angeline, OSF, St. John's Convent, Wahpeton; Marie, Fargo; Mrs. Leo Killian (Rosalia), Bem- 
idji, MN.; Sister Mary John, OSF, St. John's Convent, Wahpeton; Mrs. Joseph German (Dorothy) 
of Hankinson; Mrs. Wm. Bernard (Loretta) of Mooreton. One daughter died in infancy. There 
are twenty three grandchildren. 

Sisters and brothers who survive are Sister Michelis of the School of Sisters of Notre 
Dame, Mankato, MN. , Frank of Hankinson; Mrs. Louise Niesen of Delano, MN.; Adolph of Minn- 
eapolis; Mathias and Thomas of Mooreton; Anthony of Delano, MN. ; Joseph of Waverly, MN. 
Two sisters, who preceded him in death were Sister M. ...amaliel and Sister M. Beatrix, 
both of the School of Sisters of Notre Dame. 

Mr. Althoff was a member of St. John's Church and of St. Joseph Society. Interment 
was in the family plot at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Mooreton. 

********** December 30, 1954 

MOTHER of LOCAL LADY DIES in SWITZERLAND 
Mrs. Albert. Pribbernow received the sad news last week that her mother had passed away 
in Zurich, Switzerland. She had passed away in October at the age of ninety years. 

********** December 30, 1954 

MATT HAMMERSCHMITT FUNERAL FRIDAY 
Matt Hammerschmitt , former Hankinson resident, passed away suddenly at his home in 
Moorhead, MN., Wednesday morning, according to word received here yesterday. 

Funeral services will be held Friday morning, Dec. 31st, at the St. John's Catholic 
Church in Moorhead. 

Mr. Hammerschmitt was in charge of the lumber business many years ago for the late 
John R. Jones of Hankinson. 



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JOSEPHINE EBERHARDT DIED IN MILWAUKEE 

Mrs. Josephine Eberhardt passed away at Milwaukee, WI., Tuesday, Dec. 28th, at the 
age of 79. Her husband, Martin Eberhardt, passed away several years ago. They were long 
time residents of Hankinson. 

She is survived by Mary and Lena Kunz, Anna Russell, Ella Johnson, Rose Wentz, Paul- 
ine Brengel and Peter, John and Frank; also by twenty five grandchildren and thirty nine 
great-grandchildren. 

Rosary will be recited on Thursday at 8 PM. , at the Wipperman Funeral Home. Funeral 
services will be Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Philip's Catholic Church, with Rev. 
G. C. Bierens officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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KASSA LOSES LIFE in GUN ACCIDENT 

Joe Kassa, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kassa, who reside ten miles southwest of Hank- 
inson, died enroute to a Fargo Hospital late Wednesday afternoon as a result of a shotgun 
wound. Mr. Kassa, 28, and his brother, George, Jr., were going out to hunt rabbits near 
their farm home and as Joe was taking the gun out of the car it accidentally went off, 
striking him in the head. The mishap occurred about 4 PM. He was immediately rushed to 
St. Gerard's Hospital at Hankinson where Dr. F. B. Schleinitz gave him first aid and then 
immediately transferred him to the Wipperman ambulance who took him to Fargo. Mr. Kassa 
passed away as they neared Colfax. 

Mr. Kassa spent four years in the Navy in the Korean War and since his discharge 
has been helping his mother on the family farm. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. George Kassa, and eleven brothers and sisters. His father, George Kassa, is working 
in Streator, IL. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church 
at New Effington. ********** January 6, 1955 

J. EBERHARD 

Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 31st, for Mrs. Josephine Eberhard, who 
passed away in Milwaukee, WI., Tuesday, Dec. 28th. Services were held in the St. Philip's 
Church with Rev. G. C. Bierens officiating. 

Josephine Eberhard was born in Sokal, Poland, Mar. 19th, 1875. Daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Stanely Korowski. She was married to Martin Eberhard on Oct. 9th, 1892. She came to 
the United States in 1903 with six children, where she joined her husband, Martin, at Hank- 
inson, ND. Four more children were born to this union here. In 1942, they celebrated 
their Golden Wedding Anniversary. 

She was a member of the Christian Mother's Society, Tabernacle Guild, Women's Catholic 
Order of Foresters, Gold Star Mothers of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband pre- 
ceded her in death in 1946. 

There are nine surviving children, Mary Kunz, Fullerton, ND.; Lena Kunz, Oakes, ND.; 
Ann Russell, Yuma, AZ.; Ella Johnson, Hustisford, WI . ; Peter Eberhard of Kulm ND.; John 
Eberhard, Milnor, ND.; Frank Eberhard, Oakes, ND.; Rose Wentz, Fargo, ND.; and Pauline 
Bregel, Milwaukee, WI. One son, Stanley, was killed in action in World War I. The Hankin- 
son American Legion Post bears his name. Twenty grandchildren and thirty nine great-grand- 
children also survive. * ^ ,, ^ ^ ^ * ^ * * January 6, 1955 

Ewald Boehning left on Sunday for Marshfield, WI., to attend the funeral of his aunt 
Mrs. Ann Stecker. jt***^***** January 6, 1955 

JOSEPH KASSA 

Funeral services were held for Joseph Kassa, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kassa, of 
rural Hankinson on Saturday morning at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at New Effington, ?D. 

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Mr. Kassa met his untimely death on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 5th, in a hunting acci- 
dent near his farm home. 

He had spent four years in the Navy in the Korean War and since his discharge had been 
helping his mother on the family farm. 

Before entering the service, he had attended the Science School at Wahpeton and parti- 
cipated in the Golden Gloves boxing events. The evening of his death he had a boxing engage- 
ment at Wahpeton that he was going to attend. 

Surviving are his parents and eleven brothers and sisters. The following coming from 
a distance to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Martin (Theresa Kass) , Boise, ID., 
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kass, Minneapolis; Sister Antoinette, Yankton Sacred Heart Hospital; 
Pfc. Paul Kassa, Fort Huschuca, AZ.; A-2c George Kassa, Jr., who was home on leave from the 
service; Tony Kassa, East Troy, WI.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kiel (Mary Kassa), Matawock, WI.; 
Elizabeth Kassa and Nora Jacobs, Fargo; George Kassa of Streator, IL.; and Mr. and Mrs. 
Bill Grob of Minneapolis. 

Interment was in Calvary Cemetery near Hankinson. The Wipperman Funeral Home was 
in charge of arrangements. ^^^,^^^,^^,^^ January 13, 1955 

MRS. R. SEDLER DIES SUDDENLY 

Death came suddenly and unexpectedly for Mrs. Robert Sedler Sunday evening, Jan. 9th, 
while she and Mr. Sedler were visiting in the home of Mrs. Albert Herrmann in Hankinson. 
In the morning, she had, according to her usual custom, attended divine services at Imman- 
uel Lutheran Church, and then had visited in the home of her sister, Mrs. Anna Horneber, 
of Hankinson. She appeared to be in good spirits all the while. 

Adele Sedler, nee Prochnow, was born June 15th, 1898, in Brightwood Township, daugh- 
ter of Hermann Prochnow and his wife, Wilhelmine, nee Bladow. She was baptized June 25th, 
1898, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township, where she was also confirmed on 
March 31st, 1912. 

Adele Prochnow was married to Robert Sedler on May 25th, 1916, in Immanuel Lutheran 
Church by the sainted Rev. J. P. Klausler. Mr. and Mrs. Sedler made their home on the farm 
in Brandenburg Township, north of Hankinson until they moved to town in the fall of 1947. 

Two sons, Monroe and Vernon, were bom to Mr. and Mrs. Sedler, both of whom are 
married and operating farms north of Hankinson. 

Mrs. Sedler' s sudden passing is mourned by her husband, her two sons, her six grand- 
children, her brothers, Hermann, Theodore and Arthur, all of Hankinson, her sisters, Anna 
Horneber of Hankinson and Laura Kretchman of Lidgerwood. Two brothers preceded her in death, 
namely, Alfred and Ervin, and one sister who died in infancy. 

Funeral services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson on Thursday after- 
noon with interment in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson. The Wipperman Funeral Home was 
in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Sedler 's presence will be missed by many as she was ready to show kindness to 
others, and was an active member of the Ladies' Aid of Immanuel Lutheran Church for many 
years. ********** January 13, 1955 

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FORMER FAIRMOUNT POSTMASTER DIES IN CALIFORNIA 

Frank Adolph Zillgitt died in Che Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, CA. , the latter 
part of December at 9:45 AM., after a lingering illness at the age of 84. 

Masonic funeral services were held at 2 PM., in the Colonial Chapel of the Hardin 
and Flanagan Mortuary under auspices of the Inglewood Lodge No. 421, F. and A. M. , of which 
he has been a member since 1915. Burial was in the Inglewood Park Cemetery. 

Frank Zillgitt was born in Lake City, MN., in 1870, one of six children, and moved to 
Wahpeton, ND., where the family homesteaded in a sod house, 12 x 20 feet, on a quarter sec- 
tion of open prairie land. Later he served as postmaster at Fairmount for four years dur- 
ing President Grover Cleveland's Administration. His wife, the former Emma Burt, who was 
editor and publisher of the Fairmount News when he met and married her in 1893, preceded 
him in death. 

The Zillgitt family arrived in Inglewood in 1901, with a carload of general merchan- 
dise, house furniture and a matched team of gray horses. His brother, the late George 0. 
Zillgitt, came with him, - bringing his famous horse, Maud, whose 18 foot long name later 
made Robert Ripley's "Believe it or Not." 

He was an Inglewood pioneer for 53 years, making his home at 109 South Hillcrest Bvd . 
An asture businessman, Zillgitt found the Inglewood Mercantile Co., the city's oldest retail 
establishment, and was active until his death in several local financial instituations . He 
was chairman of the advisory board of the Inglewood Branch of the Security - First National 
Bank, was a founding director of Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association, and was Pres- 
ident of the Citizens Mortgage and Investment Co., a Zillgitt family Corporation. He also 
was an early Inglewood postmaster. 

He is survived by three sons, Russell, Lester V., and Wayne Maxwell Zillgitt, all 
well known Inglewood businessmen, and two daughters, Mrs. Constance Snowden of Camp Baldy, 
and Mrs. Gladys Muller, widow of the late Col. Hollis L. Muller of Honolulu. He also 
leaves a sister, Mrs. Alice Kutter, of Whittier; a brother, Henry H. Zillgitt, of Cathed- 
ral City, and five grandchildren. 

********** January 13, 1955 

JOSEPH BAUMAN RITES AT LIDGERWOOD FRIDAY P. M. 

Joseph Bauman, 70, of Fairmount passed away Wednesday evening in the St. Francis Hosp- 
ital, where he had been a patient for a week. Mr. Bauman had been in failing health the 
last few years. 

Mr. Bauman was born at Stiles, ND., Dec. 31st, 1884. Later he moved to Lidgerwood 
and in 1940 he retired after working on the railroad for 44 years. 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 from the Walby Funeral Home at Lidgerwood, 
with Rev. R. A. McDonald officiating and at 2 PM at the Methodist Church in Lidgerwood with 
Mr. Robert Runner officiating. ^j^******** January 20, 1955 

WALTER ROSENKRANZ FUNERAL SATURDAY 

Walter Rosenkranz, 34, LaMars Township, passed away at the St. Francis Hospital Tues- 
day evening of multiple sclerosis. He had been ailing for the past 12 years. Mr. Rosenkranz 

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has been a patient in the Wahpeton Rest Home for a number of years. 

He is survived by his wife, a son and daughter and by his parents. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 PM. , from the LaMars Bethany 
Methodist Church. ********** January 20, 1955 

MANTADOR NEWS.... Fred Schmitz passed away at the St. Francis Hospital on Monday morn- 
ing. Funeral services were held at Mantador Thursday, with interment at Calvary Cemetery 
at Mantador. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family. 

********** January 20, 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Buck of Schauabon, Sask. , Canada, have been guests of Mrs. Buck's 
brother, Robert Sedler. They came to attend the funeral of their sister-in-law, the late 
Mrs. Robert Sedler. a..ua.*****4.* January 20, 1955 



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There is a write up of the death of a Mrs. Zillgitt here but the left side of the 
article is on a curve and cannot be read. What can be read is her age, 77. She was living 
in Fairmount until 1954 when she moved to a rest home in Wahpeton. 

Funeral services were held at the Fairmount Methodist Church on Wednesday, Jan. 19th, 
at 1 o'clock with Rev. David Knecht officiating. 

She was the child of Erick and Gunderson and was born on ...uary 6th, 1877 in 

Minnesota. On Sept. 8th, 1898 she was married to Emil Zillgitt. They had no children. 
Her husband died unexpectedly on Jan. 20th, 1924. (The next portion of the obit is in 
the next column) 

Mrs. Zillgitt was in failing health the past few years. Her sister, Ella Peterson, had 
cared for her several years at her home in Fairmount. She had been hospitalized several times 
and in the fall she suffered a broken hip in a fall and was submitted to surgery. She has 
been a patient since July in the Nash Rest Home in Wahpeton. She passed away Friday morning 
Jan. 14th, at the Nash Rest Home at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 8 days. 

She was a charter member of the Methodist Church and the Women's Society of Christian 
Service. She was a lover of flowers and gave of them freely to her friends and neighbors. 
For many years, Mrs. Zillgitt had baked Christmas cookies for the children of the Primary Dep- 
artment of the Methodist Sunday School each Christmas until the past few years when she was 
unable to because of her health. 

She spent much of her time in her hobby of crocheting and during the years she had cro- 
cheted three United States flags, one Service flag and one Christian flag. One U. S. flag, 
the Service flag and Christian flag were given to the Methodist Church at Fairmount and they 
are in their places of honor in the church. One U. S. flag was given to radio station WDAY 
in Fargo, in which she received special recognition with a picture of herself with the flag, 
and one flag was given to the Don McNeil Breakfast Club in which she received a personal 
letter of thanks from Don McNeil. 

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ella Peterson of Farwell, MN., Mrs. Anna Nastrom 
of Hoffman, MN., and Mrs. Martin (Minnie) Molde of Alexandria, MN.; and two brothers, John 

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and Arthur Gunderson of Farwell, MN. Several nieces and nephews survive and two of whom 
reside in Fairmount, Cecil and Roy Zillgitt. She was preceded in death by her parents, 
her husband, one sister, Tilla, and one brother, Edward. 

********** January 20, 1955 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS. . . .Lillie Johnson, who is the housekeeper at the August Colberg home, 
received word Sunday that her sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen Johnson, of Wahpeton died Sunday 
at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. 

********** January 20, 1955 

LONG TIME RESIDENT OF MANTADOR DIES 

Funeral Mass for Fred Schmitz was held Thursday morning, Jan. 20th, from the St. Peter 
and Paul's Church at Mantador, ND., Father Miller conducting the last rites. Rosary was 
recited on Wednesday evening at 8 PM. , at the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

Mr. Schmitz passed away Monday morning at the St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, being 
a patient there for 14 days. 

Fred Schmitz was the son of Fred and Mary Schmitz and was bom at St. Killian, MN., Aug. 
17th, 1888. The Schmitz family moved to the vicinity of Mantador, farming the Keystone Farm 
for many years. He married Gladys Woiwode and engaged in farming until 19 A8, moving to the 
village of Mantador. 

To this union was born five children; Mrs. Arnold Swenson and Mrs. Orval Nold of Breck- 
enridge; Mrs. Wendell Langendorf er , Wahpeton; Mrs. James Stamness, Grand Forks; and Gordon 
Schmitz, now in the Air Force. 

Mr. Schmitz's death is mourned by his wife, his children, his brothers and sisters, 
Mrs. Josephine Driessen, Wilmot, SD., Elizabeth of Yankton, SD.; William of Halliday, ND.; 
Joe of Hankinson; Magdeline of Sacramento, CA., Sister M. Baptista of Krongsberg, SD., 
Johnny of Mantador. His parents preceded him in death. 

The following were pallbearers: Chas. Soehner, John Pellman, John Poster, Frank Kanera, 
George Pelzel and Joseph Foertsch. 

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Mantador. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge 
of funeral arrangements. **jt******* January 20, 1955 

BICKERDIKE RITES AT BETHANY SATURDAY 

Fred Bickerdike, 84, pioneer resident of the LaMars community, passed away unexpect- 
edly at his home Wednesday morning, January 26th. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, January 29th, at 2:30 at the Beth- 
any Methodist Church with Rev. David Knecht officiating. Services at the farm home at 2 PM. 
The remains will be at the Harold Knudsen home in Hankinson after 1 PM on Friday, Jan. 28th. 

Mr. Bickerdike is survived by two children, George, at home and Mrs. Harold (Eliza- 
beth) Knudsen at Hankinson. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Burial will be in 

Griggsville, IL. 

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HEART ATTACK CLAIMS C. ME IDE 

Funeral services for Clem Meide of Hankinson, who passed away Friday evening at the 
St. Gerard Hospital were held Monday morning at the St. Philip's Church. Very Rev. G. C. 
Bierens officiated at the funeral Mass. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. The Rosary was 
recited at 7:30 Sunday evening at the Wipperman Funeral Home. Death was due to a heart ail- 
ment of a few months. 

Mr. Meide was born December 22nd, 1895 at Browersville, MN., the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Joseph Meide. He came to Hankinson in the year of 1918 and worked as a well driller for 
many years in this vicinity. He never married. His parents preceded him in death. 

Immediate survivors are his brothers and sisters, Dominic of Hankinson, Paul of St. 
Cloud, MN., Emil of Milwaukee, WI., Mrs. Fred Hudson of White Bear Lake, MN., Mrs. Everett 
Langnecker of Brainerd, MN., and Mrs. Lester Coon of Riverside, CA. There are also nieces 
and nephews and other relatives. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

The out of town relatives who attended the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Pete 
Wisdorf and Mrs. Len Scholt of Minneapolis; Mrs. Lillian Meide and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin 
Meide of Staples, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Tabery of West Fargo, and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. 
Langnecker of Brainerd, MN. 

The pallbearers were Math Reinke, Jerry Hipp, Herman Simonson, Robert Muehler, Tony 
Meyer and Ernest Ambach. ^^^^^^^^^^ January 27, 1955 

WALTER C. ROSENKRANZ 

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 PM, Jan. 22nd for Walter Christian 
Rosenkranz at the Bethany Methodist Church in LaMars, where he was a member. Rev. David 
Knecht officiated at the service. A vocal duet was sung by Mrs. Gordon Williams of Fair- 
mount and Mrs. Arnold Boehmlehner of Wheaton, who sang "Hone of the Soul" and "Be Still My 
Soul". Pallbearers were Paul Walters, Arthur Anderson, Elwood Grimes, Leonard Osborn, Ray- 
mond Peters and Orval Osborn. 

Interment was in the cemetery south of Fairmount. Vertin Funeral Home at Wahpeton 
was in charge of arrangements. 

Walter Christian Rosenkranz was born at Bamesville, MN., Nov. 27th, 1919, the young- 
est son of William and the late Bess Rosenkranz. On Marh 18th, 1940, he was united in marr- 
iage to Irene Snyder of Fairmount. To this union two children were born, Floyd, who is now 
14 and Joyce, 9. He was engaged in farming on his farm located ten miles southwest of Fair- 
mount. He has been suffering about 15 years with multiple sclerosis and has been in ailing 
health about 12 years, spending the past three years in a wheelchair. He had been a pati- 
ent the past 18 months in the Wahpeton Nursing Home where he passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18th 
at 9:20 PM. , at the age of 35 years. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, who died in 1920. An infant sister passed 
away in 1906. 

He leaves his wife, Irene Rosenkranz; one son, Floyd; and a daughter, Joyce; his fath- 
er and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rosenkranz of Fairmount; five brothers, Fred, Earl and 

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Rodney of Fairmount, Francis of Whittier, CA. , Leslie of Rosholt, SD., and one sister, Mrs. 

Ralph (Ruby) Selness of Dumont, MN., four step-brothers and many other relatives and numer- 
ous friends. ********** t ot mcc 

********** January 27, 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. John Cunningham left Thursday evening for Faribault, MN., where they 
attended the funeral of Mr. Cunningham's brother, Leonard. He had been employed at the 
State School at Faribault the last twelve years. The Cunninghams returned home Sunday even- 
ing. ********** January 27, 1955 

JOSEPH BAUMAN FUNERAL HELD FRIDAY 

Funeral services were held for Joseph P. Bauman of Fairmount Friday afternoon, Jan. 
21st, 1955, at 1:30 PM. , at the Walby Funeral Home and at 2 PH., at the Methodist Church 
at Lidgerwood with Rev. R. A. McDonald and Mr. Robert Runner officiating. Burial was in 
the Movius Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Wawers and Nat Rodlund of Fairmount, 
Stella Ahrlin, Wm. Jungeman, Mike Hipp and Joseph Wacloff. Active pallbearers were: Jens 
Bertelson and Harold Hoefs, of Fairmount, Emil Waldera, Wilbur Hanson, Vernal McNeil and 
Clarence Waldera. 

Joseph Bauman was bom Dec. 31st, 1884, at Stiles, ND. He later moved to Lidgerwood. 
He was united in marriage in 1906 to Charlotte Goff . To this union three children were born, 
one daughter and two sons. In 1907 he began working as section laborer for the railroad at 
Whitney, SD. They came to Fairmount in 19A0 when he received the job of section foreman on 
the Great Northern. Mr. Bauman retired from his duties on the railroad in 1949 with 44 
years of service. He has been in poor health. He passed away suddenly at the St. Francis 
Hospital at Breckenridge Tuesday, Jan. 18th, at 5:20 PM. , at the age of 70 years and 18 days. 

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Bauman of Fairmount and two sons, Leonard Bauman 
of Willmar, MN., and Walter Bauman of Rutland, five grandchildren, Charlotte Rae and Timmy 
Vance Bauman of Willmar and Bonita Joe, Bruce Walter and Arlene Adelaide Bauman of Rutland; 
four brothers, John Bauman of Fessenden, ND., Herman of Wisconsin, Henry of Lidgerwood and 
Charles of Faribault, MN. He was preceded in death by his daughter Charlotte, who was born 
in 1907 and passed away in 1908. 

********** January 27, 1955 

RITES for ISAAC CROOKS SATURDAY 

Isaac Crooks, 81, of Fairmount passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2nd, at 6:20 PM., at the 
St. Francis Home, Breckenridge, MN. , where he had been a patient for six months. 

Mr. Crooks was born July 20th, 1873. He is survived by eight daughters and four sons. 
His wife preceded him in death in February of 1953. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 5th, at 2 PM. , at the Church 
of Christ, with Robert Runner officiating. 

********** February 3, 1955 

FRANK GLASSNER, LONG TIME RESIDENT, DIES AT JUANITA, N. DAK. 

Word has been received here this week that Frank Glassner, 82, of Juanita, ND., died 
unexpectedly Jan. 12th, at his home in Juanita. 

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 14th, at Carrington and interment was also 

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in the cemetery at Carrington. 

Mr. Glassner was born Aug. 6th, 1872, in Wisconsin and in 1897 married Helen Johnson 
at Hankinson, ND. They moved to Kensal, ND., in 1904 and operated a hotel several years 
before moving to a farm north of Kensal. They retired to Juanita in 1947. 

Surviving are Mrs. Glassner and a son, Ralph, of Napoleon, ND. Mr. Glassner was a 
resident of Hankinson several years ago and operated a business here for some time. He also 
farmed south of town for mnay years. 

********** February 3, 1955 

FRED G. BICKERDIKE 

Funeral services for Fred G. Bickerdike of Fairmount, were held Saturday afternoon, ■ 
Jan. 29th, with services at the home at 2 PM., and at the Bethany Methodist Church in 
LaMars at 2:30 PM. Rev. David Knecht officiated at the services. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements. 

The hymn, "Rock of Ages," was sung at the home, and in the church the hymns, "Home of 
the Soul," "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "Looking This Way, " and "Abide With Me." were 
sung by Mrs. Gordon Williams, Mrs. Kenneth Sander, Mrs. Fred Snyder, Jr., Mrs. Arnold Boehm- 
lehner of Wheaton, J. M. Slettling and Donald Naggatz. 

Active pallbearers were Fred Snyder, Sr., Glenn Willis, Gordon Luick, Leonard Mackove, 
Niles Walter, and Roy Grimes. 

Honorary pallbearers were Porter Snyder, Wallace Hardie, George Osbom, George Vander- 
werff, Thos. Green and Carl Pribbernow. Burial was at Griggsville, XL. 

Fred G. Bickerdike was born on January 9th, 1871, near Griggsville, XL., and departed 
from this life on Jan. 26th, 1955, at his home in LaMars at the age of 84 years and 17 days. 

At an early age, he joined the Methodist Church at Bethel, near Griggsville. He has 
always been active in church work, having been a member of the Epworth League, and also has 
been a Sunday School teacher and member of the board for many years. He sang in the choir, 
and he and Mrs. Bickerdike often sang on special occasions. 

On April 8th, 1903, he was united in marriage with Alice Baker of Pittsfield, XL. To 
this union two children, were bom: George, at home and Elizabeth, Mrs. Harold Knudsen of 
Hankinson. 

Xn April of 1906, they moved to a farm in North Dakota where he has resided until his 
passing. He served as school treasurer and as township treasurer for many years. He has 
always been active in community life. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Perry Bickerdike; two bro- 
thers, Charles and Albert, and his wife, Alice, who died April 2nd, 1947. 

He leaves to mourn his passing, two children, George and Elizabeth; three grandchildren 
Eugene, Charles and Freddie Knudsen of Hankinson; two sisters. Miss Reba Bickerdike and Mrs. 
David Ellis, both of Griggswille, XL, and a host of relatives and friends. 

Peace be with his soul, and blessed be his memory. 

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ROY G. BERGMAN DIES AT MOBRIDGE, S. DAK. 
Funeral services were held in the Congregational Church in Mobridge, SD., on Feb. 
....for Roy G. Bergman, formerly a Hankinson resident, who passed away suddenly on January 

, 1955. 

He is survived by his wife, Wolfe Bergman; his daughter, Mrs. J. L. Holsinger, 

Miami, : sisters, Mrs. D. E. Bick , Salt Lake City, UT., Miss Bergman, Minn- 
eapolis, a brother, E. J. Bergman, Valley City, ND. 

********** February 10, 1955 

DIES of HEART ATTACK TUESDAY 
The community was saddened Tuesday afternoon when they learned of the sudden passing 
of Mrs. John M. Scheller at her farm home north of Hankinson. 

Funeral Mass will be held on Friday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Philip's Church 
in Hankinson, with the Very Rev. G. C. Bierens celebrating the Mass. 

Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery near Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral Home 
in charge of arrangements. 

Delia Scheller (Kube) was born Oct. 25, 1904, in Brightwood Township, the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kube. She attended school near her home. On Feb. 1st, 1922, she marr- 
ied John M. Scheller and since has resided on their farm, two and a half miles north of 
Hankinson. 

Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Bernard and Arnold of Hankinson, Ambrose, 
who is in the service, stationed in Georgia; one daughter, Bernice Baer of Nazianz, WI., 
and one grandson, John; four brothers, William of Lidgerwood, Theodore of Minneapolis, MM., 
Reinhard of Mooreton, and Helmuth of Wahpeton; two sisters, Mrs. Merle Moore (Laura) of 
Duluth, MN. , and Mrs. Henry Kackman (Martha) of New Effington, SD. 

********** February 10, 1955 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS .... there is an obit for Isaac Crooks that is printed on the left side 
of this page and a half of the column is on the curve and cannot be read. 

********** February 10, 1955 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Ed Nelson received word Monday of the unexpected death of her 

cousin, Leo Tewksbury of Hastings, MN. 

********** February 10, 1955 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Ed Nelson of Fairmount, Rudolph Nelson and Mrs. Clayton Hasty of 

Tyler, received word of the death of their uncle. Dr. Frank Pease of Missoula, MT . , on Mon- 
day. Dr. Pease taught in the School of Medicine at the University of Montana for many years, 

********** February 10, 1955 

ALFRED HEIN DIES AT ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON 
Alfred Hein, a former Hankinson resident, of Aberdeen, WA., passed away Saturday, 
Feb. 12th. Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning. 

Mr. Hein was a brother of the late Mrs. Paul Kinn of Hankinson. An obituary will be 

published in next week's Hankinson News. 

********** February 17, 1955 

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FUNERAL SERVICES for A. B. DOOLITTLE HELD on THURSDAY 

Funeral services for A. B. Doolittle, who died Monday evening, Feb. lAth, at the St. 
Francis Rest Home in Breckenridge were held Thursday afternoon, Feb. 17th, at 1:30 PM., at 
the Methodist Church in Fairmount. Rev. David Knecht officiated. 

A. B. Doolittle had been a patient in the St. Francis Rest Home for about a year and 
a half. He is an uncle of Mrs. Richard Kurtz, of Fairmount. 

********** February 17, 1955 

STEVE RASSIER DIED in CHICAGO, IL. 

Steve Rassier, 76, died Wednesday, Feb. 9th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Steve 
(Hazel) Lagoria at Chicago, after being ill for the past two years. Steve Rassier formerly 
farmed at Tyler, ND. 

Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Feb. 12th at St. John's Catholic Church 
at Wahpeton. Steve Rassier is a brother of Henry Rassier and an uncle of Joe Rassier of 
Fairmount. ********** February 17, 1955 

RECEIVES WORD of DEATH of SISTER-IN-LAW 

Mrs. John Bostrom of Fairmount and her sister, Mrs. Jack Robinson of Hankinson, 
received word Monday evening of the death that evening, Feb. 14th, of their sister-in-law, 
Mrs. Joe Karls of Black Duck, MN. Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Robinson 
will attend the funeral. ^****^*^** February 17, 1955 

ALFRED A. HE IN 

Alfred A. Hein, former Hankinson resident, died February 12th, at his home on 210 
North L. Street in Aberdeen, WA. 

Alfred Hein, the son of the pioneer family of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hein, Sr., was born 
in Hankinson on Feb. 27th, 189 A. He attained the age of sixty years. He spent all his 
years in Hankinson, until 1942, when he moved to Aberdeen, Washington. 

Mr. Hein attended the Hankinson schools, graduating from Hankinson High School in 

1913. He also attended the Agriculture School in Fargo. He was in the Hankinson 

Company for years . 

In 1942 he moved to Aberdeen, WA., and was employed as a lumber grader with the West 
Coast Plywood Co.,- until ill health caused him to retire in 1949. 

He is survived by his wife. Ruby; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Odrlin of Beaverton, OR.; 
a son, Elmer, employed in Tacoma, WA. ; two sisters, Lora M. Hein and Mrs. Wilhelmina Gra- 
ham, both of Aberdeen, WA.; two nieces, four nephews, and other relatives. 

Mr. Hein was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, the one, Mrs. Paul Kinn, 
having preceded him by two months, and two brothers. 

A World War I Veteran, he formerly belonged to the American Legion Post in Hankinson 
and Aberdeen. He was a member and Past Master of Hankinson Lodge No. 57, A. F. and A. M. 

Funeral services were conducted at the Elerding Chapel, with the Rev. James F. Moore 
officiating. The concluding rites were at Fern Hill Cemetery. 

Active pallbearers were E. A. Graham, Lawrence Escon, H. L. Eubanks, F. A. Turnball, 
William Dahlgren, and Eric Aker. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. M. P. Graham, J. Verheyen, 

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Ingvald Mehus, R. A. Wilmot, H. W. Miller, A. M. Poison and John Baecher. 

********** February 24, 1955 

CARL FIGGE RITES WEDNESDAY 

Christian burial services were held for Carl William Figge on Wednesday afternoon, 
Feb. 23rd. from the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson. 

Mr. Figge died at his home in Hankinson just before noon on Sunday, Feb. 20th. He 
had been ailing the last few years but had not been bedfast until the last week or so. 

Carl Figge was born at Zudeck, Germany, Dec. 13th, 1870, and thus attained an age of 
over 84 years. He came to America in the year 1894, and was married to Anchen Smit, April 
15th, 1897, who was a devoted wife to him all of these years. The marriage took place at 
Moline, IL. The couple made their home at Menagha, MN., moving to this territory in 1899, 
settling on a farm five miles southwest of Hankinson. In the fall of 1920, they moved to 
Hankinson, where they have resided since. 

Mr. Figge served on the City Council several years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Figge had one 
adopted daughter, Mrs. Anna Andresen, of Detroit Lakes, whom they adopted as an infant. 
Mr. and Mrs. Figge being an uncle and aunt to her. Mr. Figge's four sisters and two bro- 
thers preceded him in death. 

Interment took place at the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral 
Home in charge. ********** February 24, 1955 

SERVICES HELD FOR A. B. DOOLITTLE 

Funeral services were held for A. B. Doolittle, 62, who died Feb. 14th, at the St. 
Francis Rest Home at Breckenridge on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 17th, at the Methodist Church 
in Fairmount at 1:30 PM. , with Rev. David Knecht officiating. Vertin's of Breckenridge 
were in charge of the funeral arrangements. Mr. Doolittle is an uncle of Mrs. Richard 
Kurtz of Fairmount. 

Alfred Bigelow Doolittle was born on June 20th, 1892, at Pleasant Plain, lA. On 
July 12th, 1916, he married Ruth E. Quick of Park Rapids, MN. 

After their marriage, they lived at Rodney, lA. , where he was the manager of the Arm- 
our Grain Co. In 1919, they went to Sioux Falls, SD., and Mr. Doolittle was manager of the 
Tuthill Lumber Yard. They moved to Garreton, SD. , in 1921, where he became the manager of 
the lumber yard. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Garretson. 

In July of 1949, his health failed and for the pst sixteen months he has resided at 
the St. Francis Rest Home in Breckenridge. 

He is survived only by his wife, Ruth E. Doolittle of Ahguah-Ching, Minnesota. 

********** February 24, 1955 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF MOTHER 

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Wold, Randy and Nila left Friday for Juanita, ND., where they 
attended the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Clarence Wold, 57, who died unexpectedly on Thurs- 
day evening, Feb. 17th. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning for Mrs. Wold, who 
formerly lived at Galchutt. The Clayton Wold family returned home Monday afternoon. 

********** February 24, 1955 

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FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom of Fairmount and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rob- 
inson of Hankinson attended the funeral at Black Duck, MN., Thursday afternoon of their 
sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe Karls. They returned to their home the same day. 

********** February 24, 1955 

GREAT BEND Mrs. Reuben Berndt received a telephone call informing her that her 

brother-in-law, Mr. Bert Jerou, has passed away on Friday at Seattle, WA. Mrs. Berndt 
was unable to attend the funeral. 

********** March 3, 1955 

HUSBAND OF FORMER FAIRMOUNT WOMAN INJURED IN AUTO MISHAP 

The Fairmount community was shocked Tuesday evening to hear of an auto accident near 
Fergus Falls when H. F. Olson, about 70, was killed and his son, James Olson, 27, critic- 
ally injured. Both resided in Campbell, MN. James Olson is the husband of the former 
Dorothy Grady, daughter of Mrs. Laura Grady of Fairmount. 

The accident occurred two and a half miles west of Fergus Falls, on Highway 3, about 
4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, March 1st, as the Olson car was traveling east and it was 
reported high winds caused the Olson car to move over into the other lane and hit head-on 
with a semi-trailer truck. Acetylene torches were used to get the men out of the Olson 
car. The truck driver was uninjured. 

********** March 3, 1955 

WILLIAM HOEFS TO BE BURIED SAT. 

Death came to William Hoefs last Wednesday morning, March 9th, at the local hospital. 
He had been in failing health the last few weeks and suddenly turned for the worse the 
evening before at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John F. Krause. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon, March 12th, at 2 PM. , in the 
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

William Hoefs was born in Pommerania, Germany on Christmas Day of 1871. He came to 
this country as a small child with his parents, settling first in Iron Ridge, WI., and 
then coming to Richland County, living near Great Bend. 

He was married to Emilie Dumke in 1895. This union was blessed with two children, 
Ida, Mrs. John F. Krause of Hankinson, and Rudolph of Tyler, ND. Mrs. Hoefs preceded him 
in death on Feb. 26th, 1944. Mr. and Mrs. Hoefs lived on a farm southwest of Great Bend 
from the time of their marriage until the fall of 1943 when they moved to Hankinson. Mr. 
Hoefs attained the age of 83 years, 2 months and 15 days. 

His passing is mourned by his daughter, Mrs. John F. Krause; his son, Rudolph; four 
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and by his brother, August, of Toronto, SD. 

Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

********** March 10, 1955 

ED BUTTON DIES AT LITCHFIELD, MN. 

Palmer Shelley received a telegram stating that Ed Button of Richmond, MN. , passed 
away Friday morning, March 11th. Mr. Button had been ill since before Christmas. 



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Mr. Button was a former Hankinson resident and moved last spring to Richmond, MN. 
He was a section foreman on the Soo Line here for a number of years, coming here from 
Burnstad, ND. 

Funeral services were held on March 14th, in the Church of God at Eden Valley, MN., 
with interment at Eden Valley. 

Surviving are his wife, Beda, Richmond, MN.; two sons, Edgar, Valley City, ND., and 

Roger, Minneapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Rowley, St. Paul, and Mrs. Beatrice Johnson, 

Arlington, MN., and nine grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Arthur, Harvey, ND.; 

three sisters, Mrs. Lillian Holme, Pollock, SD., Mrs. Ruth Tempel, Lodi, CA. , and Mrs. 

Olga Meckler, Long Beach, CA. 

********** March 17, 1955 

LA QUA INFANT RITES HELD AT NAPOLEON 
Funeral services were held at the St. Philip's Neri Church, Napeleon, ND., March 
11th, 1955, for Vincent Anthony La Qua, Jr., the two day old son who was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Vincent A. La Qua of Napeleon, ND., March 9, 1955, at St. Alexious Hospital, Bismarck, 
ND. Rev. Father Viet officiated and interment was at St. Philip's Cemetery, Napeleon, ND . 
Attending the funeral were John F. La Qua of Lampere, ND., Mr. and Mrs. F. J. La Qua 

of Hankinson. Mrs. Dorothy Mc and Mrs. Ma Fench of Grand Forks, ND. stayed 

with their sister, Mrs. Vincent A. La Qua at St. Alexious Hospital during the service. 

********** March 17, 1955 

PATRICK WHITE BURIED THURSDAY 
Patrick Henry White, 76, known as "Pat" to the Fairmount community and his many Hank- 
inson friends, passed away suddenly about 8:30 PM. , Monday evening, March 21st, at the St. 
Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. He had been hospitalized for ten days and had been suff- 
ering with an illness for about two weeks. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the St. Anthony's 
Church in Fairmount. A complete obituary will be published next week. 

******** March 24, 1955 

LOCAL DOCTOR'S MOTHER DIES IN DULUTH, MN. , HOSPITAL 
Mrs. Martha Schleinitz, mother of Dr. F. B. Schleinitz of Hankinson, passed away Sun- 
day morning, March 20th, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth, MN. 

Mrs. Schleinitz had been in ill health for some time. She had made her home the last 
few years with a daughter in Coleraine, MN. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Meadow Lands, MN. 

********** March 24, 1955 

MRS. H. RADLOFF'S MOTHER DIES 
Mrs. William (Margaret) Pelzl, 71, lifelong resident of Mooreton, died Wednesday at 
a Breckenridge Hospital. 

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Saturday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in 
Mooreton. Rev. Francis Slominski will officiate. Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton is in 

charge of arrangements. 

Born at Mooreton, Mrs. Pelzl was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Haffner. 

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She attended local schools and was married to William Pelzl at Mooreton. Since his death 
in 1928, she had lived with a son, Joe, of Barney, ND. 

She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, the Order of Foresters, the Christian. Moth- 
ers and the Royal Neighbors. 

She is survived by three daughters and five sons. One of her daughters is Mrs. Hel- 
muth (Christine) Radloff of Hankinson. 

********** March 24, 1955 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mrs. Elsie Schulz and other relatives here received word from 

Fergus Falls that their cousin, Wm. Schulz, passed away Sunday morning. Funeral services 
will be held Wednesday at Fergus Falls. 

********* * March 24, 1955 

Word was received by relatives here from Bratton, CO., that Mrs. Anna Bersuke died 
suddenly Friday morning from a heart attack. John A. Hentz, Leo Bagus, Jacob Hentz and 
George Reinke left Saturday morning for Colorado to attend the funeral which will be held 
on Tuesday. ********** March 2A, 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dumke, Mrs. John Brummond and Mrs. Lyle Minar attended the funeral 
service for Mrs. Wm. Tribke at Wahpeton last Thursday. Mrs. Tribke was a cousin of Mrs. 
Brummond and a school friend of Mrs. Dumke. 

********** March 24, 1955 

PAT WHITE RITES HELD ON THURSDAY 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ... .Funeral Mass was held from St. Anthony's Catholic Church Thursday 
morning for Patrick H. White, who passed away at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge 
Monday evening, March 21st. The Rev. John B. Grenier officiated. Interment was made in 
the Catholic Cemetery with the Vertin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Pallbearers for the service were: Clarence Dyke, Robert Gebhart, Gordon Williams, Gene 
O'Brien, Charles Templeton, and Walter Gebhart. Honorary pallbearers were: Waif red Larson 
A. P. Luick, Wm. Campbell, A. Zentgraf, Robert Stegner, Carl Schouweiler, Jake Kutzer, 
Alton Theede and Peter Nelson. 

Pat, as he was familiarly known and whose ready wit and humor will be greatly miss in 
the community, was born February 13, 1879, on a farm southwest of Wahpeton. He attended 
school in Fairmount and Valpariso University, IN. Later he became a salesman for the But- 
terick Pattern Company and was their representative for 32 years. 

He was married to Cathleune Clausen in 1922 at St. Paul. Fairmount has been their 

home since Besides attending to farming interests, Pat was greatly interested in 

wildlife and was a sportsman and dog fancier. 

He was a member of St. Anthony's Church, a charter member of the Elk's Lodge of Bis- 
marck, a member of the Wahpeton Eagles and Knights of Columbus, the Bismarck Chapter of 
United Commercial Travelers, a member of the Fairmount, Wahpeton and Hankinson Wildlife Clubs. 
Surviving, besides his wife, are a brother, Mike White of Hankinson; two sisters, 

Mrs. Matt Toms, Minneapolis, and Mrs. Joe Rassier of Fairmount. 

********** March 31, 1955 

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FORMER HANKINSON RESIDENT DIES IN STRATTON, COLORADO 

A former Hankinson resident, Mrs. Anna Brueske, died very suddenly Friday, March 25 ch 
at her home in Stratton, CO. Before help could be summoned, she died very suddenly of a 
heart attack. 

Anna Margaret Brueske, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bagus, was bom March 14th, 
1890 at Hankinson, and departed this life on March 25th, 1955 at the age of 65 years and 
11 days. In January of 1917, she was united in marriage to Alfred Carl Brueske at Hankin- 
son. To this union were bom three sons, Louis Herman, Ralph Leopold and John Emil. 

In 1928 the family moved to Stratton, CO., where she resided until her death. Her 
son, Ralph, made his home with her. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 11th 
1954. 

She leaves to mourn her passing: three sons, Louis, Ralph and John; six grandchildren, 
Bonny Jean, Nancy Marie and Marcell June Brueske of Cheyenne, WY., John Robert, Terry Ray 
and Randy Lee Brueske of Burlington; three brothers, Herman and Leo Bagus and John Hentz, 
all of Hankinson; two sisters, Elizabeth Reinke and Regina Lenzen, both of Hankinson, and 
a host of other relatives including nephews, nieces and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at the St. Charles Church in Stratton 
with Father Edward Dinan officiating. Interment was in the Stratton Cemetery 

Pallbearers were: Dick Rose, E. J. Buhr, Ray Young, Jim McCormick, Leonard Fehrenbach 
and S. A. Hornung. 

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Leo Bagus, John Hentz, Jimmie 
Hentz, George Reinke, all of Hankinson. 

The Brueskes were former Hankinson residents, Mr. Brueske was the elevator manager 
at Stiles. ********** April 7, 1955 

FUNERAL FOR MRS. D. STEIN FRIDAY 

Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Daniel Stein on Friday afternoon, April 8th, 
at 2 o'clock from the St. John's Lutheran Church, Belford Township. A short service will 
be held at the home. Rev. W. H. Cordts will officiate. 

Mrs. Stein passed away early Tuesday morning, April 5th, at the St. Francis Hospital 
in Breckenridge after a lingering illness of several years. 

Mrs. Stein was born February 5th, 1913, the daughter of William and Augusta Nehmer of 
Belford Township. She grew to womanhood and attended the Belford school. On Oct. 9th, 
1940 she was united in marriage to Daniel Stein, and to this union was born two children; 
Janice May and Willard. 

Surviving are her husband, one daughter and one son, her parents and two sisters, 
Mrs. Albert Stoltenow of Tyler and Mrs. Earl Stein of Wahpeton. 

Interment will be in the St. John's Cemetery, Belford Township. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** April 7, 1955 

MISS R. MACKOVE BURIED TUESDAY 

Funeral Mass for Miss Rose Jeannette Mac Kove, 37, who died Saturday afternoon, April 

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2nd, at the St. Francis Hospital, were held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, April 5th, from 
the St. Philip's Church in Hankinson, with the Very Rev. G. C. Bierens officiating. The 
Rosary was recited at the Wipperman Funeral Home, Hankinson, Monday evening at 8 o'clock. 

Rose Mac Kove was employed at the Civil Aeronautics Administration, Wold-Chamberlain 
Field, Minneapolis, for ten years. Prior to that she worked in Detroit, MI. 

She was born at Beaver Dam, WI., June 16th, 1917, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Mac- 
Kove. She attended school at Fairmount, her parents residing on a farm southwest of there. 
Her father died in 1949. 

Surviving are her mother, a brother, Leonard and a sister, Margaret of Oregon. 
Interment was in the family lot at Calvary Cemetery, Hankinson. 

********** April 7, 1955 

LOCAL LADIES' SISTER DIES IN CALIFORNIA 

Mrs. John Peitz and Mrs. Frank Peitz received the sad news that their youngest sister, 
Mrs. Lee Harrison, of Compton, CA. , passed away Easter Sunday morning. 

********** April 14, 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. John Brummond went to Herried, SD., Friday morning to attend the funeral 
of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Frank Brutmnund. The services were held at the Peace Lutheran 
Church on Friday afternoon. ********** April 14, 1955 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT MAN's SON KILLED IN CRASH 

The son of a former businessman in Fairmount was killed in a jet plane crash in Texas 
last Friday. He was Lt. Frederick H. Clapp, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clapp of Crafts- 
bury, VT. Mr. Clapp at one time was the owner of the Fairmount Baking Co., here. The 
bakery being located in the building now occupied by the Stegner Produce. 

********** April 14, 1955 

PIONEER LOCAL MERCHANT BURIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON 

Death came to a prominent pioneer citizen of Hankinson since territorial days on 
Friday evening, April 15th, when Max Wipperman, Sr., 87, died at the home of his son. Max 
Wipperman, Jr. Mr. Wipperman had been in failing health since January. 

He was born' in Sheboygan County, WI., Feb. 14th, 1868, of German descent. His father 
was Charles Wipperman of Hanover, Germany, and his mother Helen Buck of Hamburg, Germany. 

Max Wipperman graduated from the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1889. Shortly after leaving 
the University he came to Hankinson and has resided here ever since. He worked first as 
a bookkeeper in the Richland County Roller Mill, and from there his career was one that 
challenges comparison with that of the verile young men who have helped to make history 
for the state of North Dakota. After four years in the mill, he formed the partnership 
of Shipe & Wipperman in furniture and hardware business and in 18999 became the sole owner 
of the business. 

The political career of Mr. Wipperman began in 1894 when he was elected auditor of 
Richland County. His prominence as a political factor had become state wide and in 1900 
he was the Democratic nominee for governer. The rigor of his canvass and the forceful 

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conservatism of his speeches drew to him the full strength of his party, but the entire 
ticket was defeated and Frank White, his opponent was elected. Renewed evidence of Mr. 
Wipperman's strength in his party was shown when he was made its candidate for U. S. Senat- 
or in the Legislature session of 1903. His party being in minority he was denied the honor 
of an election. He was at that time a state senator from the 31st district. 

During his later life he served the City of Hankinson as mayor for 12 consecutive years 
and also as postmaster from 1933 until he retired a few years ago. 

Max Wipperman was married twice, the first time to Angelina Schipe. This union was 
blessed with one daughter, Echo (Mrs. Mc Carthy) who preceded her father in death several 
years ago. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Wipperman married Augusta Olien. Four 
children were born to this union, three daughters and one son, all of whom survive their 
father. The second Mrs. Wipperman, passed away at Hankinson about 12 years ago. 

Mr. Wipperman's passing is mourned by his children, Alva (Mrs. Roland Queneau) of St. 
Croix Island, Elinor (Mrs. Charles Dickinson) of Moraga, CA., Maxine (Mrs. Leonard Fortun- 
ate) of Mt. Pleasant, SC;, and Max Jr., of Hankinson, his sister. Miss Anna Wipperman of 
Milwaukee, WI., and by eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, as well as by relatives 
and friends. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, April 19th, and interment was in the 
Hillside Cemetery at Hankinson, in which Mr. Wipperman took a decided personal interest for 
many years. 

Honorary pallbearers were F. 0. Healy, T. W. Robey, A. J. Theede, F. H. Peitz, Paul 
Kinn, M. S. Aker, Harold Jones of Hankinson and L. W. Jentz of Mantador. 

The active pallbearers included H. 0. Medenwaldt, Edwin Medenwaldt, John Bommersbach, 
Anton Bommersbach, W. Knaak, and Albert Simdorn. 

********** April 21, 1955 

2 KILLED IN AUTO MISHAP MONDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Arietta Westphal, who was killed in a car accident on High- 
way 11, four and a half miles west of Highway 81 on Monday evening, April 18th, will be 
held in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson on Friday afternoon, April 22nd, at 2:30 PM. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Blanche Miller will be held at 2 PM. , Friday afternoon, 
April 22nd, at the Methodist Church in Fairmount, with Rev. David Knecht officiating. 

Mrs. Westphal had been to visit her brother, Delmer Mohs, earlier in the evening at 
the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge and was on her way to her home in Sonora when she 
encountered trouble with her lights on her car. The Rev. F. Hirons, on his way home to 
Wahpeton from Hankinson, where he had been to conduct the Boy Scout meeting, stopped to 
assist her. Mrs. Westphal and her car were struck by a car driven by Glen Swanson of 
Fairmount. Both cars were going west. Mrs. Blanche Miller, also of Fairmount, riding with 
him, lost her life, too, as a result of the impact. 

Rev. Hirons suffered a sprained ankle as a result of the collision which occurred about 
10 PM. Glen Swanson was taken to the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge and was released 
Wednesday. He was badly shaken up and received a severe laceration on the forehead. The 

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three children of Mrs. Westphal, who were asleep in the back seat, received only scratches 
and small bruises. 

According to Sheriff Lambert Johnson of Wahpeton, who investigated the accident, there 
will be an inquest at a later date. Members of the coroner's jury named by Frank K. Sch- 
mitt, Richland County Coroner are? Alvin Hans, Robert Horn and Calmer Carlson, all of Wah- 
peton. 

Arietta Westphal was born on April 28th, 1928, the daughter of Charles Mohs and his 
wife. Bertha, nee Albright. In 1947, she was married to Walter Elhard in LaMoure County, 
living on the farm at Jud, ND. She lost her first husband through a tractor accident May 
13th, 1953. Three daughters were born to this union, Sharon Marie, Linda Lou, and Carol 
Ann Elhard, who survive their parents. 

On April 12th, 1955, Arietta Elhard was married to Melvin Westphal of Hankinson, living 
with him on the farm of Frank Theede near Sonora. 

Her passing is mourned by her sorrowing husband, Melvin Westpahl; her three daughters 
by the first marriage; her mother, Mrs. Bertha Mohs of Breckenridge; her brothers, James 
at home with his mother, Delmer in the U. S. Army; her sisters, Mrs. Howard (Magdalene) 
Meyer of Wahpeton, Mrs. Richard (Marlys) Ling of Pitt, MN., and Mrs. Helmer (Arlene) Rens- 
vold of Wahpeton, as well as by other relatives and friends. 

Interment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson, with the Wipperman Funeral 
Home in charge. 

Mrs. Blanche Miller was born August 24th, 1902, in Montevideo, MN., the daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Nels Tweeten. She came with her parents to Fairmount at 14, attended local schoo- 
ls here and was married in Sept. of 1920 to the late William E. Miller, who died in 1941. 

She is survived by sons, William and Daniel Miller of Breckenridge and a daughter, 
Mrs. Roy Shaw of Havre, MT. She also leaves her father; a brother, Harry Tweeten, and 
sisters, Mrs. Russell Raboin and Mrs. Vivian Paquin, all of International Falls, and 
another sister, Mrs. C. 0. Zillgitt, of Fairmount, 

One daughter preceded her in death. 

********** April 21, 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dumke and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dumke attended the funeral services 
for Mrs. Herman Strege at Lidgerwood on Monday afternoon. 

********** April 21, 1955 

ATTEND brother's FUNERAL in MINNEAPOLIS 
Mr. and Mrs. John Bostrom drove to Minneapolis, where they attended the funeral of Mr. 
Bostrom's brother, Andrew Bostrom. Andrew was 76 years old. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Helberg 
of Rutland accompanied them. Mrs. Helberg is a sister of Mr. Bostrom's. 

********** April 21, 1955 

Miss Joyce Lange of St. Paul, MN., arrived home Friday to spend the week-end in the 
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Lange. She will remain home until after the funeral 
of her grandmother, Mrs. August Agrell, of White Rock, SD., who died on Saturday. 

********** April 28, 1955 

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR MRS. BLANCHE MILLER 

Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, April 22nd, at 2 o'clock, for Mrs. 
Blanche Miller, 52, of Fairmount at the Methodist Church in Fairmount with Rev. David Knecht 
officiating. A duet by Mrs. Keith Moon and Mrs. Gordon Williams who sang "Beautiful Isle" 
and "In the Garden," accompanied by the organist, Mrs. Leander Wawers. The pallbearers 
were: H. R. Swanson, J. D. Swanson, C. R. Swanson, Daryl Thompson, Math Schmit, and Rollie 
Allen. Interment was in St. Anthony's Cemetery at Fairmount. Vertin's of Wahpeton were in 
charge of funeral arrangements. 

Blanche Tweeter Miller was bom Aug. 24th, 1902, at Montevideo, MN. She came to Fair- 
mount with her parents as a girl of 14 years old, attended school and grew to womanhood here. 

On Sept. 18th, 1920, she married William E. Miller. Mr. Miller was a drayman and truck- 
er in Fairmount until his death on OCt. 3rd, 1941. 

She is survived by her fiance. Glen H. Swanson of Fairmount; her two sons, Willian and 
Daniel, of Breckenridge, MN; a daughter, Delores, Mrs. Roy Shaw of Havre, MT. She is also 
survived by her father, Nels Tweeter; a brother, Harry, and three sisters, Mrs. Russell 
(Sylvia) Raboin and Mrs. Vivian Paquin, both of International Falls, MN., and Mrs. Cecil 
Zillgitt of Fairmount, and thirteen grandchildren. 

Her mother and an infant daughter preceded her in death. Blanche Miller was a member 
of the Royal Neighbors of Fairmount. 

********** April 28, 1955 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT LADY DIES IN NEW YORK 

Word was received by relatives that Miss Marion Cox of White Plains, NY., who is about 
60 years old, died in a hospital there on Monday, April 18th. Her body was taken to River 
Falls, WI . , for burial. 

Marion Cox grew up here and was a graduate of the Fairmount High School and attended 
the NDAC at Fargo. She taught Domestic Science in the Fairmount High School. She also 
attended the Columbia University in New York and was a dietitian at Blair Academy at Blairs- 
town, NY., until about a year before her death, when she became ill. Ker father was the 
late W. H. Cox, head of the National Bank of Fairmount many years ago. 

Miss Cox is a niece of G. E. Ballard of Fairmount. She is survived by her two sisters, 
Mrs. Demos (Eleanor) Zachary of White Plains, NY., and Mrs. Willard (Marjorie) Van Wilker 
of Olympia, WA., and a brother. Dean Cox, of Fargo, ND. She was preceded in death by her 
parents and a sister, Mabel. 

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Ballard accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Dean Cox and son Bobbie, of Fargo, 
when they left on Thursday for River Falls, WI., where they attended the funeral Friday morn- 
ing, April 22nd, at 10 AM. Other relatives attending were Mr. and Mrs. Demos Zachery of 
White Plains, NY. ********** April 28, 1955 

MOTHER OF MRS. R. LANGE DIED AT WHITE ROCK 

Mrs. August (Hannah) -Agrell, 87, suffered a stroke on Thursday, April 21st, and passed 
away at her home in White Rock, SD., on Saturday noon, April 23rd, at 12:30 PM. She had 
suffered the past sixteen years with arthritis. 

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Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, April 21st, at 2 PM. , at the Lutheran 
Church at White Rock, SD., with Rev. George Benson officiating. The soloist, Albin Peterson, 
of White Rock, sang two numbers, "Beyond the Sunset" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", 
accompanied by the organist, Barbara Johnson. 

Mrs. August Agrell was born Jan. 18th, 1868, at Halland, Sweden. On March 12th, 1889, 
she was married to August Agrell. The couple observed their 66th wedding anniversay on Mar- 
ch 12, 1955. 

She is survived by her husband, August Agrell, six children, nine grandchildren and 
nine great-grandchildren. The children who survive are: the five daughters, Mamie Anderson 
of White Rock, SD., who is at home and caring for her parents, Mrs. Ed (Laura) Ekberg of 

Wheaton, MN., Mrs. E. R. (Ida) Shill of Missoula, MT., Mrs. Frank (Agnes) of Sisseton, 

SD., Mrs. Rufus (Opal) Lange of Fairmount, and one son, Marvin Agrell, of Detroit Lakes, MN. 

********** April 28, 1955 

GREAT BEND NEWS Miss Esther Stoltenow received a telegram from Yakima, WA. , stating 

that her aunt, Mrs. Lizzie Stoltenow, had passed away Thursday. 

********** May 5^ 1955 

Dr. and Mrs. D. G. Halvorson attended the funeral services for Sophus Grinaker held 
at the Norman Church at Kindred on Friday afternoon. 

********** [^y 5 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tiegs were called to Aberdeen SD., Sunday morning due to the sudden 
death of Mrs. Tiegs' mother, Mrs. Bertha Leidtke, who passed away in her sleep early Sunday 
morning. Mrs. Leidtke was 83 years old, but had been in fairly good health. 

********** {.lay 5 , 1955 

ROY SCHOUWEILER PASSED AWAY THURSDAY 
Roy Schouweiler of Reno, NV., died Thurdsay, April 28th. Roy is the son of Mrs. Carrie 
Schouweiler and brother of Earl Schouweiler of Fairmount. 

Earl Schouweiler left Thursday evening for Minneapolis, where he joined his brother, 
Everett Schouweiler, leaving by plane for Nevada, where they attended the funeral which was 
held on Sunday. 

A complete obituary will be published later. 

********** May 5, 1955 

NEWS and VIEWS John loved the good things of life. So, when an uncle, who was old 

and stingy, left him a sizeable sum, John wrote friends of the good news in these words.... 
"Yesterday at five in the morning, my uncle and I passed on to a better life." 

********** May 12, 1955 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT RENO FOR LEROY SCHOUWEILER 
Prominent in western banking circles for the past thirty years and very active in Reno 
civic and community affairs, LeRoy Schouweiler died shortly before noon Thursday, April 28th 
at his home at 820 Marsh Ave., Reno, NV., after a long illness. 

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Mr. Schouweiler, 61, was manager of the Reno branch of the Nevada Bank of Commerce, 
which he helped establish in 19A6. Prior to that he was President of the Wendell National 
Bank at Wendell, ID., for 22 years. During his residence in Reno, he was active in the 
Community Chest, served as Chairman of Washoe County Red Cross Chapter membership drives, 
was a member of the Board of the American Cancer Society, the Reno Chamber of Commerce, 
and was President of the Manogue Parents Club. 

Bom in Fairmount, ND., in 1893, Mr. Schouweiler was the son of the late Bart Schou- 
weiler and Carrie N. Schouweiler, who reside in Fairmount and was a member of the pioneer 
banking family. He was a World War Veteran entering the service on March 4th, 1918, at 
Sisseton, SD., and went overseas on August 20th, 1918. He attended grade school and two 
years of High School at Fairmount. He was graduated from St. Thomas Military Academy, St. 
Paul, MN. 

Mr. Schouweiler and his father established the Wendell Bank in 1923 and during that 
time he had served as President of the Idaho Banker's Association, and was a member of the 
national committees for the American Bankers Association. 

After selling his interest in Idaho in 1945, he moved with his family to San Marino, 
CA. , where for two years he was connected with the Reconstruction Finance Corp. He came 
to Reno in 19A6 to help establish the Reno branch of the Nevada Bank of Commerce and held 
the managership of the branch at his death. 

Mr. Schouweiler was a member of the Wendell Lodge No. 54, A. F. & A. M. 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Dora Baker Schouweiler, whom he married April 20, 1924; 
three sons, Lloyd R. Schouweiler and Robert L. Schouweiler of Reno and Bart M. Schouweiler 
of Stanford University; a grandson Peter LeRoy Schouweiler of Reno; his mother Mrs. B. M. 
(Carrie) Schouweiler of Fairmount; and three brothers. Earl W. Schouweiler of Fairmount, 
Everett Schouweiler of Minneapolis and Lloyd S. Schouweiler of Boise, ID. A fourth brother 
Austin Schouweiler recently died in Boise, ID. 

Funeral services to which friends were invited were held on Sunday, May 1st at 4:30 
PM. , at Trinity Episcopal Church on Island Ave., with the Rev. John T. Ledger, clergyman. 
Burial was in the Masonic section of Mountain View Cemetery. Friends had been asked by the 
family to make contributions to the Cancer Fund at both Reno Hospital for needy patients 
instead of sending flowers. 

Earl Schouweiler of Fairmount attended the funeral of his brother. 

********** May 12, 1955 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF FATHER ON TUESDAY 

Mr. and Mrs. John Von Bokern left Monday evening for Freeport, MN., where they attend- 
ed the funeral of Mr. Von Bokem's father, Gerhart Von Bokern, who died Saturday, May 7th. 
The funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 10th. 

********** May 12, 1955 

ATTEND FUNERAL of BROTHER- in-LAW 
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Engbretson accompanied by his brother and sister, Gilbert Engbretson 
of Milbank, SD., and Mrs. Evenson of Albee, SD., left Friday morning for Columbus, ND., 

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where they attended the funeral of a brother-in-law, John Iverson, on Saturday. They 
returned to Fairmount Sunday evening and Gilbert Engebreton and his sister, Mrs. Evenson 
left on Monday for their homes. 

********** May 12, 1955 

ATTENDS BROTHER'S FUNERAL AT EASTEDGE 

Miss Helen Ann Anderson, first grade teacher in the public school, was called to her 
home at Eastedge, ND., Thursday. Her brother. Earl Anderson, 26, was fatally injured in a 
car accident. He passed away Friday, never regaining consciousness. Funeral services 
were held on Sunday afternoon. ********** May 19, 1955 

KLAWITTER RITES HELD TODAY 

Death came at the age of 83 to Charles Klawitter on Sunday afternoon. May 15th, at the 
local St. Gerard's Community Hospital as the result of a heart attack. Mr. Klawitter had 
been taken there the day before. He had spent a good deal of his last half a year in hos- 
pitals at Breckenridge and Hankinson, being at home only for short interludes. 

Funeral services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson, of which Mr. Kla- 
witter was a member for many years, with his pastor. Rev. Gerhard C. Michael, preaching 
the sermon. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson with the Wipperman Funeral 
Home in charge. 

Charles Klawitter was born March 21st, 1872, the son of John Klawitter and his wife, 
Henrietta, nee Lucht, at St. Paul, MN. His parents took up a homestead in Belford Township 
in 188A, the present farm of Otto Klawitter. Charles Klawitter was confirmed in St. John's 
Lutheran Church of Belford Township by Rev. T. Hinck of Great Bend. 

Mr. Klawitter was married twice, the first time to Anna Marie Lickfeld. This marriage 
taking place in St. John's Lutheran Church in Belford in June of 1899. Three daughters 
were born to this union, one dying in infancy. The first Mrs. Klawitter died March 22nd, 
1902. On Dec. 13th, 1907, Mr. Klawitter was married to Lisetta Glaessel at Grafton, lA. 
This union was blessed with six daughters and two sons. The family has lived on the farm 
just west of Hankinson Nursery for almost sixty years. 

Mr. Klawitter's passing is mourned by his widow; his daughters from his first marriage 

Mrs. Percy (Frieda) Anderson of Breckenridge, MN.; and Mrs. Rudolph (Alma) Koefs of Tyler, 

ND.; his children from his second marriage, Mrs. Herbert (Lillie) Bellin, Mrs. Alfred 

(Gertrude) Medenwaldt, both of Hankinson, Mrs. Edward (Esther) Bellin of Aberdeen, SD., Mrs. 

Joseph (Irene) Frazier of Pound, WI.; Mrs. Lyle (Laura) Nelson, Mrs. Robert (Alice) Klinker, 

both of Seattle, WA. , Walter and Elroy, both of Hankinson. There are 25 grandchildren and 

11 great-grandchildren. 

********** May 19, 1955 

NEVA'S ATTEND FUNERAL 
Requiem High Mass for Mrs. Andrew Neva, Buchanan, burn victim, was offered at the St. 
Margaret's Catholic Church at Buchanan, a week ago Monday. Rev. Roman Neva, Willow City, 
son of the deceased, was the Celebrant, assisted by other priests. Burial was in Buchanan 
Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Neva attended the funeral of his mother. 

********** ^lay 19, 1955 

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E. J. COPPIN, AGE 90, DIES 

E. J. Coppin, 90, who homesteaded west of Lake Elsie and has resided there since, 
died Sunday morning. May 22nd, at the St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo. The funeral services 
were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Fred Coppin farm home and at 2 o'clock from 
the Congregational Church in Hankinson, with Rev. Frank Hirons officiating. 

Edwin John Coppin was born in Mitchell, Canada, on April 15th, 1865, to the late Mr. 
and Mrs. Edwin Coppin. He came to North Dakota in 1882 and at the age of 17 first worked 
at the R. H. Hankinson farm on Lake Elsie, where he has since resided. 

He was married Nov. 13th, 1891, to Miriam Woolston of Cornwall, England. She died 
Dec. 24th, 192A. He is survived by his sons, Fred and Verne of Hankinson; Earl of Minnea- 
polis, and Cleve of Joseph, OR., and Jessie (Mrs. Otto Muehler) of Hankinson; two brothers, 
George of Wahpeton and Philip of Hankinson and two half-brothers, Arthur and Charles of 
Cornwall, England; seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Four sisters, 
Mary (Mrs. Arthur Brown), Sarah (Mrs. Simpkins) , and Alice (Mrs. Jesse Baker), and three 
brothers, Will, Fred and' Tom, preceded him in death. 

Interment was in the family lot in Hillside Cemetery. 

Among the out of town people attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Coppin, Mr. 
and Mrs. John Goodsell and Linda, Mrs. Ed Hedin, Shirley Coppin, all of Minneapolis; Cleve 
Coppin of Joseph, OR.; Mr. and Mrs. George Werre and family of Underwood, ND.; Mrs. Sarah 
Coppin, Mrs. Ray Cuff, Mr. and Mrs. Art Miller, Mrs. Martin Hatlie, Mr. and Mrs. Calmer 
Carlson, Mrs. Marie Coppin of Wahpeton; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Coppin of Erhard, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. 
John Coppin of Fredonia, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rosenkranz, Fairmount, ND.; Mrs. Reinhard 
Hoefs, Mrs. Chas. Kath, Carl Kath, August Walter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Coppin of Lidgerwood. 

********** May 26, 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Maas and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Marrifield attended a funeral of a rel- 
ative, R. E. Dare, at Elk River, MN., Friday. 

********** May 26, 1955 

D. L. Meide attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, Fred Hudsdon, at St. Mary's 
Church, White Bear Lake, MN., Monday. Mr. Hudsdon passed away unexpectedly Thursday after- 
noon at the Veteran's Hospital, where he was receiving medical treatment. Mr. Hudsdon 's 
wife, the former Elizabeth Meide, has been critically ill for the past several months. 

********** May 26, 1955 

FUNERAL SERVICES for MRS. WALTER GEBHART HELD on MONDAY 

Funeral services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fairmount Monday morning 
for Mrs. Walter Gebhart, 46, who died Friday in a Fargo hospital. She was a past president 
of the Richland County 4-H Council and had been leader of the Goldenrod 4-H Club for twenty 
years, her daughters are members of the club. 

For the past two years she had taught sewing classes in Fairmount; she had charge of 
the hot lunch program in the Fairmount Public School and was well known in the area. 

Mrs. Gebhart died Friday in a Fargo hospital where she had been transferred a week ago 
from another hospital. She had undergone surgery recently. 

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Helga Bertelsen was bom in Denmark on February 11th, 1909 and came to the U. S., 
with her parents in 1913. They lived for a year in Farmington, MN., before coming to 
Fairmoimt. She attended Fairmount schools and Valley City State Teachers College and had 
taught in this area five years. 

She was married to Mr. Gebhart on June 2nd, 1932, and they farmed in Fairmount Township. 
She was a member of St. Anthony's Church, St. Anne's Altar Society, Women's Catholic Order 
of Foresters and the Fairmount Homemakers Club. 

Surviving besides Mr. Gebhart are: her mother, Mrs. Thomas Bertelsen, Sr., Fairmount; 
two daughters, Lois and Sharen, both of Fairmount, and six brothers and sisters, Holger, 
Jens, Thomas, Jr., Mrs. Elmer Wettstein and Mrs. Earl Zentgraf, all of Fairmount, and 
Harold of Havre, MT. Her father died in 1954 and a sister also preceded her in death. 

The pallbearers were: Richard Kurtz, James Clarey, Thad Branson, Chester Mead, Fred 
Buck, Sr., and Leo Kutzer. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery at Fairmount. 

********** May 26, 1955 

JOHN LEATHART, FORMER RESIDENT DIED MAY 17th 

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 20th, at 2 PM., from the Trinity Episcopal 
Church in Wahpeton for John C. Leathart, 78, of Breckenridge, MN., who died Tuesday, May 
17th, at the St. Francis Hospital. Jos. Vertin and Sons Funeral Home in Breckenridge were 
in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Mr. Leathart was born Jan. 23rd, 1877, at Wautoma, WI., and came to Fairmount with his 
parents at the age of seven. He attended school at Fairmount and Wahpeton and was a graduate 
of the Wahpeton High School. 

In 1896 he began working for the Great Northern Railroad in Breckenridge, and four years 
later was promoted to engineer. He held this position until his retirement on July 1, 1943. 
He has been a resident of Breckenridge since 1930. On Jan. 20th, 1915, he was married to 
Emma Bageiel at Great Falls, MI. 

He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Wahpeton, the Locomotive Engineers 
and the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Leathart was well known in railroading circles and had many 
friends in this area. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. John Leathart and four children. They are: two sons, 
Charles of Seattle, WA., and John R. , of Rutland, ND., and two daughters, Mrs. Janice E. 
Brewer of Seattle and Mrs. John (Eleanor) Nelson of Lancaster, CA. One brother, Stanley 
Leathart of Fairmount and nine grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his 
parents and two brothers. 

********** May 26, 1955 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT MAN DIED in OREGON 

Stephen E. Hurley of Chicago, IL. , a former resident of Fairmount, died May 10th, after 
being hospitalized at Hood River, OR., when he suffered a heart attack while on the train 
traveling enroute to his home in Chicago. 

Mr. Hurley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. J. Hurley, was born on Dec. 31st, 1892, in Traversee 
County, MN. , moving to Fairmount as a boy, attending the Fairmount Public School. After 

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graduating from High School, he attended St. Thomas College at St. Paul and graduated 
from the Catholic University, Wash. DC, in 1913 He also received his law degree at the 
Georgetown Univ. there in 19 lA. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1915. 

In August of 1917, he entered the service in Chicago, attaining the rank of First 
Lieutenant. He served as an officer in Fort Sheridan, IL., Camp Custer, MI., and Camp 
Sherman, OH., receiving his discharge on May 1st, 1919. 

He returned to Chicago, where he has since resided. He recently resigned as head of 
the Chicago Civil Service Commission, after heading it for six years. 

Mr. Hurley never married. He is survived by three sisters. Miss Catherine and Miss 
Marcella of Chicago, and Sister Helena of St. Paul. His parents and a sister preceded him 
in death. ********** May 26, 1955 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Walfred Larson attended the funeral of a cousin, Mr. 

Garfield Peterson, in Moorhead on Monday. 

********** May 26, 1955 

ATTEND FUNERAL of RELATIVE 

Mr. and Mrs. Waren Mayer and daughters of Montevideo, MN. , were Fainnount callers on 
Wednesday and were accompanied to Montevideo by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jordahl and Alice, 
leaving Thursday morning, after being called to Webster, SD., by the death of Mrs. Jordahl's 
sister's husband, George Conklin, 71, who passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 17th, at his 
home. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 21st, at 2 PM. , at the Methodist Church 
there. The Jordahl family returned home early Monday morning. 

********** May 26, 1955 

MEMORIAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY at METHODIST CHURCH 

A memorial services was held Sunday evening. May 29th, at the Methodist Church in Fair- 
mount with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sperling of Riverdale, ND., as guest organist and vocalist. 

The service honored the following people who departed this life the past year, whose 
services were held in the Fairmount and Bethany Methodist Churches: 

Mrs. Agnes Pinkney, August 195A. 

Mr. Britton W. Griggs, Oct, 1954, at the age of 80 years. 

Mrs. Rose Grimes, November, 1954, at the age of 88 years. 

Mrs. Julia Zillgitt, January, 1955, at the age of 77 years. 

Mr. Walter C. Rosenkranz, January, 1955, at the age of 35 years. 

Mr. Fred Bickerdike, January, 1955, at the age of 84 years. 

Mr. Alfred B. Doolittle, February, 1955, at the age of 62 years. 

Mrs. Blanche Miller, April, 1955, at the age of 52 years. 

********** June 2, 1955 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Ben Engebretson attended the funeral of Frank Lind- 
strom, which was held on Thursday afternoon. May 26th, at the Congregational Church in Wah- 
pgton. ********** June 2, 1955 

BURIED in MONTANA 

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BURIED IN MONTANA 
Arnold Pelzel, brother of Mrs. C. Radloff of Hankinson and a Butte, MT. , miner, died 
a week ago Wednesday at his home in Butte. Attending the funeral from here were his two 
brothers, Joe and Bill of Barney and Mrs. Radloff. 

Funeral services were held from St. Mary's Church in Butte, where the Requiem High 
Mass was celebrated at 9 AM. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery. 

Mr. Pelzel is a native of Barney and went to Butte about years ago. He was a 

member of the Butte Miners Union No. 1 and St. Mary's Church. 

********** June 2, 1955 

FUNERAL TENTATIVELY SET FOR SATURDAY 
Mrs. Mary L. Herman of Spokane, WA. , passed away on Wednesday, June 8th. Mrs. Herman 
is the daughter of Mrs. Amanda Korth of Hankinson. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:30 PM. , at the Wipperman Funeral Home. 
The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** June 9, 1955 

STILES NEWS.... We extend our deepest sympathy to the Dolezal family. Mr. Dolezal 
died unexpectedly on Monday morning at his home. 

********** June 9, 1955 

FORMER NEWS PRINTER BURIED HERE TUESDAY 

Funeral services for James Dowd, who died Thursday at Red Rock, lA., were held on Tues- 
day afternoon at 1:30 from the Wipperman Funeral Home in Hankinson. The Rev. G. C. Michael 
officiated. Military services were held at the grave. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran 
Cemetery. 

He is survived by his wife, Ella, and daughter. Donna Jean. Mr. Dowd was a printer 
by trade, working on various newspapers. He was employed at the Hankinson News for a short 
time many years ago. 

Mrs. Dowd is the daughter of Mrs. Fred Kath of Hankinson. 

********** June 9, 1955 

FUNEPj^L WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. JOHN R. JONES 

Mrs. John R.- Jones, who would have reached her 9Ath birthday August 14th, passed away 
at St. Gerard's Hospital on Saturday evening, June 11th. She became ill on Friday evening 
and was taken to the hospital on Saturday morning. 

Funeral services were held from the Congregational Church in Hankinson on Wednesday 
afternoon at 2 PM. , with the Rev. Frank T. Hirons, pastor, officiating. Services from the 
home were held at 1:30. 

Mary Elva Stilwell was born at Metomen, WI., Aug. 14th, 1861. She attended Ripon Coll- 
ege at Ripon, WI., and then worked as a librarian in Milwaukee, WI. 

She was married to John R. Jones at Metomen, WI., on Dec. 28th, 1892. He had establish- 
ed his business at Hankinson some years prior to their marriage and she came here as a bride. 

Mrs. Jones is survived by six children, three sons and three daughters: Mrs. Margaret 
Hoffman of Wooster, OH.; John S. Jones, Wilkes Barre, PA.; Harold and Dan Jones of this 

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city.; Mrs. Wm. Bom of Hammond, IN.; and Marycarol Jones of Livermore, CA. She has seven 
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in Dec. of 
1938. Her four surviving sisters-in-law, Mrs. James Novak and Mrs. Ben Jones of this area, 
Mrs. David J. Jones of Chicago, IL . ; and Mrs. J. J. Jones of California. 

She was a pioneer member of the Congregational Church and taught the adult Bible class 
for forty years. She was a faithful member of this church serving in every capacity over a 
period of many years. She has held both State and National offices in Missionary and Temp- 
erance work. 

Out of town relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. David H. Jones of Grand 
Forks, ND.; Mrs. Edith Born of Indiana; Miss Marycarol Jones of Calif.; Mr. Stanley Greene 
of Rutland, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. James Novak of Rosholt, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones of Fargo. 

Pallbearers were Messers Maurice Aker, John Green, David Mcllwain, Jerry Hipp, Leonard 
Kretchman and Rudy Hoefs. Interment was in the family lot, beside her husband, in Hillside 
Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** June 16, 1955 

MRS. MARY HERMAN RITES HELD SATURDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary L. Herman, who passed away June 8th at Spokane, WA., 
were held Saturday, June 11th, at 2:30 FM. , at the Wipperman Funeral Home with Rev. Frank 
T, Hirons officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park. 

She was bom May 23rd, 1909, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Korth. She attended school 
in Hankinson, later being employed in Fargo. She was married to John L. Herman on June 5th, 
1937. 

She is survived by her husband; her mother, Mrs. Amanda Korth of Hankinson; brothers, 
Charles, of Breckenridge, MN.; Emil of Devils Lake, ND.; Fred of Seattle, WA.; sisters, 
Mrs. G. A. Braaten (Louise) of Fargo, ND.; Mrs. Frank (Amanda) Ferguson of Elizabeth, NJ . ; 
Mrs. Anna Bernard of Wahpeton, ND.; Mrs. Wm. (Freida) Stark of Mound, MN. Her father, one 
brother and one sister preceded her in death. 

********** June 16, 1955 

FATHER of LOCAL DENTIST STRICKEN at TAMPA, FL. 

Dr. D. G. Halvorson received word Tuesday morning that his father, H. 0. Halvorson, 
formerly of Milnor, was stricken with a heart attack and passed away suddenly at his home 
in Tampa, FL., that morning. He was 57 years old. 

Services will be held at the Welander-Quist South Chapel in Minneapolis on Monday June 
20th, at 1 PM. The Rev. H. E. Gaertner of Mt . Calvary Lutheran Church will officiate at 
the last rites. 

The late Mr. Halvorson is survived by his wife, Irene, of Tampa: two sons. Dr. DeLos G. 
of Hankinson and A. W. (Billy) of Maple Valley, WA. ; one sister, Ida, and a brother, Henry 
both of St. Petersburg, FL., and two grandchildren, David and Lori Jan. 

He was formerly a mail carrier at Milnor having retired in Sept. of 1952 after 35 years 
of service. He was also a veteran of World War I. 

He will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at Minneapolis beside his 

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first wife who passed away March 8th, 1950. 

********** June 16, 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. Orville Dwyer and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Dwyer's sister, 
Mrs. Lloyd Andrews, at Howard Lake, MN., Saturday, June 11th. 

********** June 16, 1955 

WALTER CLAREY DIED of GUNSHOT WOUND 
Funeral services for Walter L. Clarey, prominent 51 year old farmer living near Fair- 
mount, were held today (Thursday) at 10 AM., from St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fairmount 
the Rev. J. J. Griener officiating. 

Mr. Clarey was found dead at about 9 AM Monday in the barn on his farm by his son, Pat. 
He had apparently died instantly of a gunshot wound. The gun had been kept in the barn to 
shoot stray dogs which had been killing his sheep recently. 

Mr. Clarey was born Aug. 29th, 1904, in Urbana, IL. He came with his parents to this 
community and attended Wahpeton High School. He married Marian Fogerty on Feb. 1st, 1936, 
at Fairmount. He had farmed near Fairmount, 

He is survived by his wife and six children: Margaret, William, Michael, Patrick, Kath- 
leen and Gerald; four brohters, Bernard of Charleston, SD., Frank of Sisseton, SD., William 
of Long Beach, CA. , and James of Fairmount, and three sisters, Mrs. Carl Schmitt, Brecken- 
ridge, MN., and Mrs. Al Forman and Mrs. Axel Donnelly, both of Salem, OR. 

************ June 23, 1955 

BERTHA WELK PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY 
Bertha Welk, daughter of George and Pauline Welk, was bom on July 3rd, 1902, in Bryant 
Township, Roberts County, SD. At the time of her passing on June 21st, she was 52 years, 
11 months and 12 days old. Having a very brief illness, she was in the Sisseton Community 
Hospital three days. She resided with her brothers and sisters at the farm home established 
by her parents in 1901, with the exception of one year in which she was employed in St. Paul. 

She was a member of the Evangelical & Reformed Church of Hankinson. She leaves to 
mourn her death, a half brother, John, and four brothers, Adolph, Herman, William and Henry, 
and three sisters, Lena, Emma and Minnie. 

Burial will take place in the Browns Valley Cemetery with funeral services in the 
Presbyterian Church of Browns Valley, with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating on Friday, June 24th, 
at 2 PM. ********** June 23 1955 

HAMMER FARMER DIED IN FIRE 
Alfred M. Larson, 74 year old farmer near Hammer, SD., perished in a fire near his farm 
home Thursday evening. Mr. Larson had gone out earlier in the afternoon to set fire to a 
small haystack and the fire spread to an adjoining slough. It is believed that he suffered 
a heart attack, falling face down. He was found by his son about forty feet from the burn- 
ed haystack. 

Alfred Larson was born on Sept. 25th, 1880. He is survived by his wife and son, Ver- 
non. Funeral services were held at the Nidaros Lutheran Church, Hammer, on Monday after- 
noon, with Rev. Leroy Eikenger officiating. 

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The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

********** June 23, 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Becker and family of Thief River Falls, MN., were visitors with 
relatives here. They attended the funeral of Mr. Becker's mother, Mrs. R. J. Becker, at 
Wahpeton on Wednesday afternoon. ********** j^^^ 23, 1955 

RULES CLAREY DEATH ACCIDENTAL 

Coroner Frank K. Schmitt has ruled that the death of a LaMars Township fanner was 
accidental. Schmitt announced the decision last week after a thorough investigation was 
conducted into the circumstances surrounding the death of Walter L. Clarey, 50, who was 
found dead Monday morning in the bam at his farm home. 

Assisting in the investigation were Sheriff Lambert Johnson and Norton Hatlie, assist- 
ant States Attorney. 

The body of Clarey was discovered about 9 AM., by one of his sons. Death was due to 
a gunshot wound. The rifle, of 25-20 caliber, was beside the body, Schmitt said. The 
bullet had entered the right side of the head just above the ear and had come out on the 
opposite side slightly below its point of entry. Schmitt concluded that Clarey must have 
been replacing it on a high ledge when it discharged. 

Investigators searched for three hours in the bam and immediated area in an effort 
to locate the slug but were unsuccessful. The rifle had been kept in the barn for use 
against dogs which had been molesting sheep on the Clarey farm which is located seven miles 
southwest of Fairmount. 

Funeral services for Mr. Clarey were held Thursday morning of last week in Fairmount. 

********** June 30, 1955 

MRS. HERMAN GAGELIN DIED SUDDENLY 

Dr. and Mrs. D. G. Halvorson received the sad news Thursday evening that Mrs. Halvor- 
son's sister-in-law, Mrs. Herman Gagelin, 36, of Wahpeton had passed away very suddenly 
that evening. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, June 29th, at Peace Lutheran Church 
in Barney. ^ ********** j^^^ 3q^ I^g53 

YOUNG FAIRMOUNT MOTHER of FOUR CHILDREN DIES AT 23 
The Fairmount community was saddened to hear of the death of a Fairmount mother of 

four children, Mrs. Elroy Schroeder, 23, who died Thursday, June 23rd, 1955, at the Univ. 

Hospital in Minneapolis, MN., after a three week illness. 

Funeral Mass was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock on June 27th, at the St. Anthony's 

Church at Fairmount, with the Rev. Fr. J. B. Greiner officiating. Vertins at Wahpeton were 

in charge of the funeral arrangements. Rosary was held on Sunday evening at the Vertin's 

Funeral Chapel at Wahpeton. 

Mrs. Elroy (Olive White) Schroeder was born on Dec. 31st, 1931 at Fairmount and was a 

graduate of the Fairmount High School with the class of 1949. On Oct. 2Ath, 1950, she was 

married to Elroy Schroeder of Fairmount. They farmed at LaMars Township. She was a member 

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of St. Ann's Altar Society. 

She is survived by her husband, Elroy Schroeder, four children, Patricia Ann, who is 
3 years old, Elroy, Jr., 2 years and Philip James, 1 year and 2 month old Rebecca Jean; 
her mother, Mrs. Chas. A. (Mayme) White of Fairmount; three brothers, Raymond White of 
Minneapolis, Wilbur White of 0' Fallon, XL., Roger White in the Army, stationed at Dovee, 
DE.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Roberta) Jackman of Ephrata, WA. , and Mrs. Willard (Alva) 
Schroeder of Fairmount. 

She was preceded in death by her father, a brother, and a sister. 

********** June 30, 1955 

MRS. E. SCHULTZ DIED TUESDAY 

Death came to Mrs. Emma Schultz of Hankinson on Tuesday noon, July 5th, at her home. 
She had been in failing health the last several weeks. During the last eleven years of her 
life she had been confined to her home as a result of a severe stroke which she suffered in 
19A4. Though she recovered remarkably from that stroke and was always quite cheerful, still 
she was never able to be about again as she had been accustomed to before. 

Emma M. L. Schultz was born Nov. 15th, 1873 in Sibley, County, MM., the daughter of 
William Gabbert and his wife, Marie, nee Schauer. She grew to womanhood in Sibley County, 
where she also was married at Moltke to Gustave Schultz on Dec. 16th, 1892, with whom she 
lived in happy marriage for 57 years, lacking one day. Mr. Schultz dying the day before 
his wedding anniversary in 19A9. 

The first seven years of their married life was spent in Chicago, the next eleven at 
Marshall, MN. The family came to Richland County and farmed southwest of Hankinson, beginn- 
ing with 1906. In 1919, Mr. and Mrs. Schultz moved to Hankinson, where they resided since 
then. 

Four daughters and one son were bom to this union, and all remain to mourn the passing 
of their mother, namely: Mrs. Elsie Hentz, Mrs. Frieda Bladow and Lydia, all of Hankinson, 
Evelyn (Mrs. Raymond Schley) of Browns Valley, MM., and George of Hankinson. Her passing 
is mourned also by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, as well as by her brothers 
John, William and George Gabbert of Hankinson, and her sister, Mrs. John Wolff of Wood Lake, 
MN. 

Mrs. Schultz attained an age of 81 years, 7 months and 20 days. Funeral services are 
to be held from the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson on Friday, July 8th, at 2 PM. In- 
terment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery with the Wipperman Funeral Home in charge. 

Mrs. Schultz had been an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and of the Ladies 
Aid until the time when she suffered the stroke in 19A4, maintaining her interest in both 
until her end. ********** July 7, 1955 

SON of FORMER RESIDENT KILLED in CALIFORNIA 

An auto crash near Long Beach, CA. , claimed the life of Edward George Freick, 19, a 
week ago Sunday. He is the son of Mrs. Clara A. Freick, who resided in Hankinson about 25 
years ago. The Freicks operated a store here at that time. Besides his mother, on brother 
survives. ********** July 14, 1955 

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STILES NEWS The connnunity was deeply saddened on Monday by the death of Thomas 

Prchal, after an illness of several months. We extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Prchal 
and the children. ********** July lA 1955 

STILES NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Ewald Koppelman and sons and the Art Koppelman family of 
Hopkins, MN.; who had just arrived on a visit, were called to Hopkins by the death of Bud 
Wilson, a brother-in-law of the Koppelman brothers. 

********** July 14 1955 

MEDENWALDT RITES HELD TODAY 

Mrs. A. W. Medenwaldt passed away at the St. Gerard's Hospital in Hankinson on Monday, 
July 18th, at 6:30 AM., following a stroke, which she had suffered at her home the previous 
Saturday morning. Funeral services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hankinson, Thurs- 
day, July 21st, with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson. 

Emma Medenwaldt, nee Krueger, was born in West Prussia, Germany, on Nov. 3rd, 1869, the 
daughter of Michael Krueger and Ernestine nee Sovol. With her parents, she came to this cou- 
ntry at an early age, living with them first at Iron Ridge, WI . At the age of seven, she 
came to live on a homestead just west of St. John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township. 

On Dec. 16th, 1886, she was married to William Medenwaldt. The couple resided for a 
year or two southeast of Hankinson, then taking up a homestead just north of town, where a 
daughter, Mrs. Peter Bommersbach, now resides. Fourteen children were born to this union. 
The first three died in infancy. A daughter, Mrs. Ernest (Edna) Ambach died Feb. 13th, 1928, 
and a son, Alfred, July 8th, 195A. 

After the death of her husband in 1940, Mrs. Medenwaldt made her home with her daughter, 
Selma, (Mrs. Peter Bommersbach), for five years, later moving to Hankinson, where she lived 
until her death. She had been in failing health the last few years, but was able to care 
for herself most of the time. However, much of the last few months was spent with her dau- 
ghter, Mrs. Bommersbach, where much love and tender care was given her. 

Mrs. Medenwaldt is survived by her children, Mrs. William (Ella) Bladow, Otto A., Arthur 
R. , and Mrs. Peter (Selma) Bommersbach of Hankinson, Mrs. Alfred (Lena) Bohn of Wahpeton, 
Richard of Lidgerwood, Ewald of New Effington, SD.; Mrs. Martha Sherman of Los Angeles, CA.; 
Mrs. Nick (Irma) Ehr of Jessup, lA.; her sister, Mrs. Horace (Clara) Chapin of Minneapolis, 
MN.; her brother, William Krueger of San Diego, CA.; 52 grandchildren and one great-grand- 
child. She attained an age of 85 years, 9 months and 15 days. 

Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Wipperman Funeral Home. 

********** July 21, 1955 

GENESEO MAN DIES on WAHPETON STREET 

The body of William E. Riley of Geneseo was removed from a car on the main street of 
Wahpeton on Monday morning about 10 o'clock. 

Mr. Riley and his wife had been in Wahpeton on business and he had just walked to his 
car. He formerly owned a liquor store at Geneseo. More recently, he had been a patient in 
the Veteran-s Hospital in Fargo. Death was due to a heart attack. Mr. Riley is well 
known in the Hankinson area. ********** July 21, 1955 

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MOTHER of WALFRED LARSON DIED MONDAY 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Walfred Larson received word Monday morning that his 
mother, Mrs. Anna Larson, 85, of Crookston, MN., died unexpectedly early Monday morning, 
July 18th, at the hospital at Crookston, MN. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, July 20th, at 1 o'clock at the Pres- 
byterian Church at Crookston, with interment in the Oak Mound Cemetery at Moorhead, MN. 

Walfred Larson left immediately for Crookston, MN., after receiving word of his moth- 
er's death. He returned home Monday evening. 

Mr. and Mrs. Larson and daughter, Mrs. Rodney Zillgitt, left Wednesday morning to 
attend the funeral. ********** July 21, 1955 

J. CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL SATURDAY 

John P. Cunningham of this city passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 4th, Funeral 
services will be at St. Philip's Church Saturday morning, Aug. 6th, at 9 AM. 

The late Mr. Cunningham is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Tasto 
of Indianapolis, IN. ********** August 4, 1955 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ... .Funeral services were held on Wednesday of last week for Mrs. Ray 
Swanson of Wahpeton who died Sunday, July 24th. She is the wife of the First Aid Instru- 
ctor who held Red Cross classes in Fairmount April through the first part of June. 

********** August 4, 1955 

MRS. ALFRED AMBACH 

Funeral services for Mrs. Alfred (Ida) Ambach were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock 
in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend, with Rev. Henry Fry of Wahpeton officiating. 

Mrs. Ambach passed away Wednesday evening, July 27th, at 9:20 at the Wahpeton Nurs- 
ing Home being a patient there the past two months. She has been in failing health for some 
time. She also has been a patient at the St. Francis Hospital and was there for 3 months. 

Ida Bohn, was born Aug. 8th, 1874 at Great Bend, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William 
Bohn. She lived around Great Bend all of her life until four years ago when she made her 
home with her daughter, Mrs. Rudy Beling at Wahpeton. She was a faithful member of her 
church and Ladies Aid. She was married to Mr. Ambach on Oct. 24th, 1895 

Surviving are three sons, Ernest of Hankinson, Arthur of Rockford, IL., and Alvin of 
Wahpeton, a daughter, Mrs. Rudy Beling of Wahpeton, six brothers, Emil of Hankinson, Albert 
of Aberdeen, SD.; Robert of Great Bend, August of Columbia, SD. , Ernest and Alfred of Wah- 
peton, three sisters, Mrs. Anna Strege of Lidgerwood, Mrs. Bertha Beling of Wahpeton, 
(Emma) Mrs. Chas. Adamson of Great Bend and eight grandchildren. 

*****»#*** August 4, 1955 

SOUTH FAIRMOUNT FARMER DIES of HEART ATTACK 

Friends were stunned Monday afternoon to hear of the unexpected passing of George Pohl, 
54, at his farm home south of Fairmount. Death was due to a heart attack. 

Mr. Pohl had always been in excellent health. Monday he was helping unload hay bales 
when he was suddenly stricken, and died about 3:45 PM. He was a resident of the community 
for the past thirty years. 

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Rosary will be said Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the St. John's Church. Faneral 
services will be held on Friday morning, August 12th at 9 o'clock. 

********** August 11, 1955 

J. P. CUNNINGHAM 

Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Aug. 6th, for John P. Cunningham in the 
St. Philip's Church at Hankinson, with Monsignor G. C. Bierens officiating at the Requiem 
High Mass. 

Mr. Cunningham passed away at his home Thursday morning, Aug. 4th. He was born at 
Owatonna, MN. , March 18th, 1882. Mr. Cunningham came to Hankinson in 1913, as a conductor 
on the Soo Line Railroad. His wife, Lida, died in 1942, and in 1950 he married Marie Ellis 
of this city. 

After 49 years of railroad work, he retired in 1952. He was a member of the R. R. 
Conductor's Association, Knights of Columbus and a member of the Catholic Order of Forest- 
ers for fifteen years. 

He is survived by his wife, Marie; his daughter, Katherine Tasco, of Indianapolis, 
IN.; three sisters, three brothers, two aunts and five grandchildren. 

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Hankinson. The Wipperraan Funeral Home was in charge 
o f arrangement s . 

Out of town relatives attending the funeral for the late John P. Cunningham were: 
Agnes and George Cunningham and Molly O'Brien of Faribault, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Walker 
of Minneapolis, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Gruenberg of Wolverton, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Lester 
Wold of Wahpeton, Mrs. John Elich and daughter, Peggy, of Bismarck, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Ellis of Lisbon, Mrs. Ben Marohl and girls of Fergus Falls and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinn and 
family. ********** August 11, 1955 

FUNERAL for MRS. WM. RADKE TO BE HELD FRIDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. Radke, 81, of Lidgerwood, will be held Friday at 2 PM. , 
at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Lidgerwood. 

Mrs. Radke passed away Wednesday at St. Gerard's Hospital of a heart ailment. She is 
survive by her husband, one son and five daughters. One daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Fern) Kath 
resides in Hankinson. ^^^^^**^** August 11, 1955 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES at PORTLAND, OREGON 

Mrs. Jim Tewilleger, 68, of Portland, OR., passed away Sunday evening, Aug. 7th, 
after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. 

She is survived by her husband and children; two brothers, Fred and Charles Buckhouse, 
and one sister, Mrs. Emelia Schroeder, all of Hankinson. The Tewillegers were former 
residents of Hankinson. ********** August 11, 1955 

SISTER MARY BEGA RITES HELD TUESDAY 

Sister Mary Bega, 55, of the St. Francis Convent of Hankinson, passed away Sunday, 
Aug. 7th, at Grand Forks. Funeral Mass was held at the Convent Chapel on Tuesday morning, 
with Father Smalley celebrating the Mass. 

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Burial was in the Convent Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the 
arrangements. a********* August 11, 1955 

MANTADOR NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Falk left day for Kenosha, WI., to attend 

the funeral of their Mrs. Walter Gerber, who died suddenly. 

********** August 11, 1955 

MANTADOR NEWS Mrs. Anna Lenz and sons, James and Joseph, left Friday for Litch- 
field, MN., to attend the funeral services for Rudolph Lenz, brother of the late Leo Lenz. 

********** August 11, 1955 

ROBERT WEISS DIES in WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA 

GREAT BEND NEWS Relatives and friends were shocked to hear of the sudden death of 

Mr. Robert Weiss, Whittier, CA. , which occurred July 25th, enroute to serve on the jury in 
Los Angeles. Mr. Weiss was born in North Dakota in 1881 and spent most of his life in the 
Great Bend vicinity, and was a banker here for many years. 

Mr. Weiss and his family moved to California in 1942. Before that they resided in Shel- 
don for several years. They were residents of Montebello, CA., for about 12 years and rec- 
ently moved to Whittier. 

Mr. and Mrs. Weiss were visitors in Great Bend this last June. He leaves to mourn his 
passing, his wife, Martha, of Whittier, CA. , two sons, Byron, of Kansas City, Roland of 
Whittier, CA. , and two daughers, Mrs. Ramona Locken of Montebello, CA., and Mrs. Delores 
Gibson of Whittier, CA. ; seven grandchildren; one brother, William Weiss of Hankinson. 

********** August 11, 1955 

RELATIVE KILLED in TRACTOR TIP-OVER 
Julius Ritter, brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Roeder, was killed in a tractor 
mishap on his farm northwest of Wishek last week. Mr. Ritter was pinned beneath the mach- 
ine when his tractor tipped over. 

Mrs. Ritter and Mrs. Roeder are sisters. 

********** August 11, 1955 

MRS. CRATE F. ELLISON DIED AT ROSEMONT, MN. 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Veva Williams-Ellison, 68, daughter of the late T. P. Williams, 

and sister of Grover and Wade Williams of Fairmount. passed away suddenly at her home in 
Rosemont, MN. Mr. and Mrs. Ellison lived on the Isaac Hull farm for a time after their 
marriage, later moving to Brook Park and Rosemont. Mrs. Ellison is survived by her husband 
and two daughters; three brothers. Wade and Grover Williams of Fairmount and Marion VJilliams 
of Washington; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Solomen, Colfax, ND.; Mrs. Harry (Delia) Mc Conn 
of Valley City, ND. ; and Mrs. Jessie Crostreat, Lebanon, IN., and other relatives. Mrs. 
John Earner attended the funeral from here. 

********** August 18, 1955 

STANLEY LEATHART PASSED AWAY MONDAY 
Stanley Leathart, 76, long time resident of Fairmount community, passed away at his 
home at . . : 55 AM., Monday. He had been in poor health the past two years. 

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Mr. Leathart, son of Charles and Lucine Leathart, was born in Waucoma, WI., on April 
13th, 1879. He moved to Wahpeton with his parents as a boy, and then to a farm here. The 
family moving into town later on. 

Mr. Leathart was united in marriage to Jessie Rubish and to this union one daughter, 
Mrs. Henry (Gladys) Kuddes, was born. 

He served as rural mail carried for thirty years, retiring in 1936, his route being 
covered by horse and buggy for years. This meant long hours and sometimes very bad roads. 
In the later years he used a car. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a member of 
the Masonic Lodge for over thirty two years. 

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Gladys (Mrs. Henry Kuddes) two grandsons, and 
other relatives. Three brothers, James, Charles and John preceded him in death. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday from the Methodist Church with the Rev. D. Knecht 
officiating. Pallbearers were Charles and Clarence Swanson, Wm. Hurdelbrink, Raymond And- 
erson, Ralph Mc Conn, Waif red Larson. Honorary pallbearers were Peter Nelson, Charles Thom- 
pson, Jens Karlsbak, John Bostrom, Alfred Olson. Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton was in 
charge of arrangements. * ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^^^^^ ^g^ ^^55 

MOTHER of MRS. F. B. SCHLEINITZ DIES HERE 
Mrs. Marquerite Bruce, 70, mother of Mrs. Fritz Schleinitz of Hankinson, died Satur- 
day afternoon at the St. Gerard's Hospital, where she had been a patient. 

The body was taken to St. Paul on Sunday and funeral rites were held at St. John's 
Church, New Canada, MN., on Tuesday morning. 

Mrs. Bruce had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Schleinitz the last several years. 

********** August 25, 1955 

NAMES OMITTED FROM STANLEY LEATHART OBITUARY LAST WEEK 
Names of honorary pallbearers omitted in the obituary of Stanley Leathart last week 
were: Frank Propp, Gust Propp, Earl Waite, Herman Beyer and Dan Mc Alloney. 

********** August 25, 1955 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN in AUTO ACCIDENT NEAR FESSENDEN LAST WEEK 

Fessenden, ND A charge of first degree manslaughter has been brought against Ross 

M. Green, 48, of New Town and formerly of Hankinson, in connection with the death Thursday 
night of Richard H. Jorstad, 48, of Harvey. 

Green waived preliminary hearing here Monday afternoon and was bound over to the Oct- 
ober term of District Count, under bond of $2,000. 

Jorstad was killed. Wells County Sheriff Ewald Wiese said, when he was struck by a 
passing car driven by Green as Jorstad was changing a tire on another car about four miles 
east of Hurdsfield. 

The Sheriff added that Vincent Heitzelman, also of New Town, who was with Green, has 
been charged with being drunk in a public place. The Sheriff said both men had been drinking 

After the accident, the Sheriff said Green and Heitzelman had gotten out of their car 
and into a service truck Jorstad had parked nearby and drove off. 

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The truck collided with a tractor driven by Edwin Weippert, who farms east of Hurds- 
field, shortly afterward. 

Weippert was injured in the crash and hospitalized at Harvey as was John Holzer of Har- 
vey, driver of the car Jorstad was servicing. 

Heitzelman has waived a hearing on a charge of being drunk in a public place, and was 

freed under $200 bond. Fargo Forum 

********** August 25, 1955 

VICTOR FARMER KILLED SATURDAY 
A young fanner, living northwest of Victor, SD., was killed Saturday night on Highway 
// 81, near the Hammer corner. 

Maynard Aas, about 35, was killed instantly when his car failed to make the curve on 
Highway // 81 at the Hammer corner about 9 PM. Evidence indicated the car slide sideways 
along the top of the grade for a considerable distance before overturning several times, 
coming to rest with the driver pinned underneath. Aas was the only occupant of the car. 

********** September 8, 1955 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES at OGDEN, UTAH 
Lowell Norman Dennstedt, 50, of 3541 Eccles Ave., Ogden, UT., time study engineer for 
Swift and Co., died July 31st at his home there after a short illness. Death was due to a 
coronary occlusion. He had not been ill nor was there any indication of heart trouble until 
he was stricken a few hours before his death. 

iMr. Dennstedt had been employed by Swift and Co., since July of 1927. He was born Nov. 
21st, 1904, in Fairmount, ND., a son of William C. and Anna Caroline Norman Dennstedt. When 
he was a child the family moved to Hankinson, ND., where he lived until 1926 when he moved 
to Chicago. In 1951 he moved to Ogden. 

On Sept. 7th, 1929, he married Mary Emelia Yerex in Chicago. Surviving are his widow, 
two daughters: Mrs. A. G. (Marianna) Rexroat, Melrose Park, IL., and Mrs. Kenneth (Norma) 
Benson, Ogden: four grandchildren, two brothers and one sister. 

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 3rd at an Ogden Funeral Home. 

********** September 8, 1955 

FUNERAL for MRS. S. M. BURCHAM THIS FRIDAY 
Mrs. S. M. Burcham of Hankinson passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 13th, at 
St. Gerard's Hospital, after a lingering illness. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 16th, at 2 PM. , in the Congregational 
Church with Rev. F. Hirons officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. 

********** September 15, 1955 

MRS. AUGUST WEINKAUF'S BROTHER DIES SUDDENLY 
William Matejeck, brother of Mrs. August Weinkauf, passed away suddenly while at work 
for a St. Paul firm. Mr. Matejeck was bom at Tyler on July 25th, 1900 and was 55 years old 
at the time of his death. 

Attending the funeral from here were: Mr. and Mrs. August Weinkauf, Darrel Weinkauf and 
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Propp. Funeral services were held from the Faith Lutheran Church in St. 
Paul. ********** September 15, 1955 

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MRS. S. BURCHAM 

Mrs. Scott M. Burcham, 72, long time resident of Hankinson, passed away Wednesday, 
Sept. 14th, in the St. Gerard's Hospital. 

Ida Olson was bom in Michigan on Feb. 2nd, 1883. She was married to Scott M. Burcham 
in 1904 and to this union were bom five daughters. 

Mrs. Burcham has been a long time member of the Congregational Church and an active 
member of the Ladies' Aid. She was a Past Oracle of the Royal Neighbors of America. 

Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, Sept. 16th, in the Congregational Church 
in Hankinson, with the Rev. Frank T. Hirons officiating. Burial was in Hillside Cemetery at 
Hankinson. 

Mrs. Burcham is survived by her husband and five daughters, Blanche Simonson of Portal, 
ND., Floyd Oliver, Brea, CA., Opal Thayer, Fargo, ND., Evelyn Christie, Davenport, WA., and 
Ethel Simonson of Hankinson, also by nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, 
Mrs. S. Edland of Arlington, SD . , and several nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers were Erling Haukness, Richard Zander, Oscar Oliver, Axel Pederson, Frank 
LaQua and Mr. Allen. ********** September 22, 1955 

M. J. MEYER RITES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd 

Funeral services for M. J. Meyer of New Effington, SD., will be held on Friday, Sept. 
23rd at 1 PM from the Bethany Lutheran Church at New Effington with Rev. Stanley Erickson 
officiating. Mr. Meyer passed away Monday evening, Sept. 19th. 

Mr. Meyer is survived by several children, including Mrs. Wm. Roeder of Hankinson. 

********** September 22, 1955 

FATHER of MRS. EDWIN ARITOT DIES at HAZEN 

August Ziemann, 69, of Hazen, ND., passed away at a Bismarck hospital on Saturday, Sept. 
17th. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 21st, at the St. Mathew's Lutheran 
Church at Hazen. 

Mr. Ziemann is survived by three sons and three daughters. A daughter, Mrs. Edwin Arndt 

resides in rural Hankinson. 

********** September 22, 1955 

CHURCH FILLED for KASSA FUNERAL WEDNESDAY 

George Kassa, Jr., 23, was crushed to death while repairing a car on his mother's farm 
southwest of Hankinson Saturday afternoon. Sheriff Lambert Johnson and Coroner Frank K. 
Schmidt are pictured at the scene of the accident. Inset is the service picture of the acci- 
dent victim, who was a Korean veteran. His brother, Joseph Kassa, was killed in a hunting 
accident southwest of Hankinson in January. 

Funeral services for George Kass , Jr., were held last Wednesday morning from St. Philip's 
Church, Hankinson, after an accident in which he lost his life on the family farm, ten miles 
southwest of Hankinson, last Saturday afternoon. 

This was the second time that tragedy struck the Kassa household. His brother, Joseph, 
was accidentally shot in a hunting accident last January. 

George had left the house shortly after noon to repair his car and had used the hydrau- 
lic lift on a tractor to raise the rear end of the machine in order to get under it. 

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Apparently the hydraulic mechanism had failed to hold or it had slipped off while he 
was working under the car. He was found by his mother who went out to investigate when he 
failed to return to the house. 

Sheriff Lambert Johnson and Coroner Frank Schmitt investigated the accident and reported 
that the mishap must have happened at least two hours before the body was found. 

George Kassa, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kassa, Sr., of Hankinson, was born Jan. 
3rd, 1932, at Goodrich, MN. He attended the various elementary schools and furthered his 
education after entering the Air Force on Dec. 15th, 1952. George spent some time overseas 
in Japan. While in the service, he held the position of a jet mechanic. He received an 
emergency leave and later obtained an honorable discharge. George has been assisting his 
mother on the farm since receiving his leave and discharge. He was married on Sept. 3rd, 
1955, to Helen Schultz of New Effington, SD. 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Church at Hankinson on Sept. 21st. He was 
laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery at Hankinson. 

The surviving members of his family are his wife, Helen; his parents, four brothers and 
six sisters, Sister M. Antoinette 0. S. B., Crookston, MN., Donald of Minneapolis, Mary of 
Wisconsin, Theresa of Idaho, Elizabeth of Wahpeton, Paul in the U. S. Army in Germany, Anth- 
ony, a seminarian student in "Wisconsin and Georgiann, Catherine and John at home. 

********** September 22, 1955 

CARL SWANSON'S UNCLE DIES IN PEORIA, IL. 

FAIR.MOUNT NEWS.... Carl Swanson received word that his uncle Mr. Fred Mc Gill, passed 
away at his home in Peoria, IL. He had been bedfast for six months. Mr. Mc Gill was 
married to the late Mrs. Olaf Swanson' s sister. 

********** September 22, 1955 

RITES HELD FOR FOR>IER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT 

Dr. Walter Fleenor, 63, veterinary surgeon in Richland County since 1915, and Represent- 
ative of the 12th District in the House of Representatives at the last three sessions, died 
Friday in the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, where he was a patient for ten days. He 
had been in poor health since July. 

Funeral services were held at 2 PM. , on Monday, from the Foss Methodist Church in Wahpet- 
on. The choir sang "Abide With Me" and "My God and I." Mrs. M. Poulton sang as a solo, 
"Rock of Ages." There were many beautiful flowers and memorials given by friends and rela- 
tives. Schmidt and Poulton Funeral Home was in charge. Interment was in the Fairmount Ceme- 
tery. The American Legion of Wahpeton were in charge of Military honors. 

Dr. Fleenor was born January 22nd, 1892, at Washington, IN. He graduated from Indiana 
Veterinary College in 1915. He came to Fairmount the same year and has resided in Richland 
County since that time, except for six months spent in Portland, OR., with the Dept. of Agri- 
culture. He practiced in Fairmount until 1942, when he moved to Wahpeton. Dr. Fleenor 
married Mabel Hoffman at Fairmount in Dec. of 1919, who passed away in March of 1926. He 
was married to Edith Hanson of Egeland, ND. , in 1929. Dr. Fleenor was a member of the Foss 
Methodist Church and a member of the church board. He also was a member of the American Leg- 

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ion, serving in the Army in World War I, Fairmount Masonic Lodge, Fairmount Board of Educ- 
ation for six years, and one of the four board members who purchased a war bond to be given 
a graduating class. 

Surviving him are his wife, one son, Claude, a daughter, Shirley, at home and a brother, 
Edgar Fleenor of Washington, IN., who was here for the rites. Dr. Fleenor will be missed by 
many friends in both communities. 

The pallbearers were George Fischer, Jack Nolan and Vernon Johnson of Wahpeton, Gordon 
Williams, Rex Branson and Robert Gebhart. 

Relatives from Washinton, IN., Egeland, ND., and many people from this area attended the 
service. ********** September 22, 1955 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mrs. Paul Sinner attended the funeral of Mrs. J. J. Brady held at 

Doran, MN., on Saturday. 

********** September 29, 1955 

REV. FRANK HIRONS FATHER DIES in BOSTON 
Rev. and Mrs. Frank. Hirons and daughter, Nancy, left Saturday by plane for Boston, call- 
ed there by the death of the former's father. Rev. Hirons is pastor of the First Congregat- 
ional Church in Wahpeton and of the Hankinson Congregational Church. 

********** October 6, 1955 

ART MILBRANDT DIES AT SPOKANE, WA. 
Art Milbrandt, 60, formerly of Hankinson and now of later years of Spokane, WA. , passed 
away Sept. 28th, at Spokane. 

Mr. Milbrandt is survived by one son, Edward, of Rosholt and one daughter, Delores, of 
Germany, and also by three grandchildren, six brothers and three sisters. 

********** October 13, 1955 

WILLIAM MUELLER, SR. DIED SUDDENLY 
William Mueller, Sr., died suddenly Saturday morning enroute to Wahpeton, when his son, 
William, Jr., was taking him to a physician. He was born on Dec. 1st, 1865 in Vorwerk, 
Schonsee, Germany. He was baptized and confirmed there. In the year 1890, he was united 
in marriage to Margaret Meyer. To this union twelve children were bom. Seven preceded him 
in death. 

He came to America in Dec. of 1922, with his wife and two children and lived in this 
community since. For the past several years he has made his home with his son, William, Jr. 
He leaves to mourn five children: August of Fairmount, William of rural Wahpeton, (Alvina) 
Mrs. Tony Schiller of San Diego, CA. , (Ema) Mrs. Joseph Budzish of Breman, Germany, (Augusta) 
Mrs. William Masuth of Hamburg, Germany. Also twenty one grandchildren and twenty one great- 
grandchildren. 

His wife, seven children and three grandchildren preceded him in death. Mr. Mueller 
reached the age of 89 years, 10 months and 7 days. 

Funeral services were held at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit township on 
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Henry Schaefer officiating. 

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ELLA PRIBBERNOW RITES HELD TUESDAY 

Ella Pribbemow, long time resident of this area, passed away at the hospital in Breck- 
enridge, MN., on Sunday evening, Oct. 16th, She had been in the hospital there several weeks 
and it became evident the last ten days that there was no hope for her recovery. 

Ella Pribbernow was born on Feb. 14th, 1888, at Mayville, Dodge County, WI., the daugh- 
ter of Frederick and Emilie Pribbernow. At the age of five she came, with her parents, to 
Richland County, living with them in Greendale Township, until the family moved to Hankinson 
in 1907. She was never married. 

She is survived by two brothers, Carl and Albert, both of Hankinson. She was preceded 
in death by her parents, three sisters and one brother. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon from the Wipperman Chapel, with the Rev. 
G. C. Michael, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson, of which she was a member 
preaching the sermon. Burial took place in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson, with the 
Wipperman Funeral Home in charge. 

Miss Pribbernow attained the age of 67 years, 8 months and 2 days. 

********** October 20, 1955 

PETER DAHL DIES of HEART ATTACK. 

Funeral services for Peter A. Dahl of New Effington, SD., will be held at 2 o'clock 
Saturday afternoon from the Zion Lutheran Church at New Effington, with Rev. Roy A. Eikinger 
officiating. 

Mr. Dahl was born April 2Ath, 1872. He passed away Oct. 19th at his home from a heart 
attack. Interment will be in the New Effington Community Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** October 20, 1955 

SON of FORMER SOO ROADMASTER KILLED in JET PLANE CRASH. 

First Lt. Robert V. Henninger son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos D. Henninger of Minneapolis, 
former Soo Line Roadmaster in Hankinson, was killed Friday in the crash of a FIOOC fighter, 
eight miles west of Foster Air Force Base, near Victoria, TX. He is survived by his wife, 
a small child, his parents and three sisters. 

********** October 20, 1955 

GREIAT BEND NEWS. .. .Friends and relatives here were shocked to hear of the sudden death 
of Mr. Tony Schiller of San Diego, CA. , enroute home. The Schillers had been visiting here 
several weeks with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Schiller were former residents of this community, 
having farmed southeast of Great Bend before moving to California. 

********** October 20, 1955 

TRANSIENT DROPS DEAD HERE 

Lewis Owens, 46, of Mandan, dropped dead at 11:30 AM., on Saturday at Hankinson. Sher- 
iff Lambert Johnson, who investigated with Coroner Frank K. Schmitt, said that Owens suffer- 
ed a heart attack and slumped to the sidewalk in front of the Hankinson Drug store. 

According to information gathered by the Sheriff, Owens was traveling with a salesman 
who was selling trees and shrubbery for a Mandan nursery. 

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The dead man has a daughter living on the west coast and two sisters at Kansas City, 
MO. The body was shipped to Kansas City on Tuesday of this week by the Wippennan Funeral 
Home. ********** October 27, 1955 

MRS. SHERMAN RITES TOMORROW 

A former Hankinson resident, Mrs. William (Ellen Lynch) Sherman, 59, of Lidgerwood and 
a resident of North Dakota much of her life, died Tuesday at Lidgerwood. She had been ill 
for some time. Mrs. Sherman was the mother of the Rev. William C. Sherman, assistant at 
St. Mary's Cathedral. 

Solemn Requiem High Mass will be held at 9:30 Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church 
at Lidgerwood. Father Sherman will be celebrant of the Mass, with Mr. Edward Sherman dea- 
con, and the Rev. George Lommel, sub-deacon. Burial will be at Lidgerwood. 

Miss Lynch was born at Greenleaf, WI., May 26th, 1896, and came to North Dakota in 
1901 with her parents. They settled at Havana and she attended schools there and at Valley 
City Normal School. She taught school in North Dakota and Montana until her marriage to 
Mr. Sherman at Cayuga, ND. , Sept. 12th, 1925. They resided at Bozeman, MT . , two years and 
then went to Chemawa, OR., residing there from 1917 to 1942. In the latter year they moved 
to Hankinson and going to Lidgerwood in 1951. 

Besides her husband, she leaves two sons, Edward of Washington, DC. and Father Sherman; 
a daughter, Ann, of Breckenridge; three brothers, Timothy Lynch, Lidgerwood, George of 
Barnesville, MN., and William of Seattle, and two sisters, Mrs. F. J. Lommel and Mrs. Eliz- 
abeth Kings, both of Lidgerwood. 

********** October 27, 1955 

WILLERT's FATHER DIES SUDDENLY 

Ralph Willert received the sad news Wednesday morning that his father, Herman Willert 
of Page, had passed away suddenly that morning. 

Mr. and Mrs. Willert and Judy left immediately for Page. 

********** October 27, 1955 

Mrs. Axel Pederson received the sad news Friday morning that her brother-in-law, Knute 
Hendrickson, of Spokane, WA., had passed away. He had been seriously ill for some time. 

Edna Gutteru'd, formerly of Hankinson, is staying at the Hendrickson home indef inately . 

********** November 10, 1955 

LOUIS LOHR DIES WEDNESDAY 
Louis Lohr of Hankinson passed away Wednesday morning at the St. Gerard's Hospital. 
Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church in Hankinson. No other 
arrangements had been made at press time. A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** November 17, 1955 

SAMUEL WILLSON RITES HELD AT FAIRMOUNT 
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in the Methodist Church in Fairmount 
for Samuel A. Willson, 67, resident of Fairmount since he was a young man, who died Thurs- 
day at the Veteran's Hospital in Fargo. 



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Rev. David Knecht of Fairmount officiated with the Fairmount American Legion Post 
in charge of military rites. Interment was made in South Fairmount Cemetery. Jos. Ver- 
tin and Sons Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

Born Aug. 17th, 1888, at Yates City, IL., he attended schools there and grew to man- 
hood in that community. As a young man he came to Fairmount, where he farmed for a few 
years before entering military service in the U. S. Army on July 7th, 1917. He served in 
France and Germany and was discharged on May 22nd, 1919. 

He returned to Fairmount after being released from service, where he operated the dray 
line for nearly twenty years. 

Mr. Willson was a member of the Fairmount Methodist Church and the Fairmount American 
Legion and at one time was a member of the lOOF. He was well known in the Fairmount commun- 
ity. He married Edith Earl on Oct. 15th, 192A, who died in Dec. of 1941. On August 15th, 
1943, he wed Catherine Niebolte, who passed away Aug. 4th, 1944. 

Surviving are four sons, Samuel, Jr., of Endicotte, NY., Richard and William of Fair- 
mount and Norman of St.. Paul; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Doris) Johnson of St. Paul; a brother, 
Willie of Kansas City, MO.; four sisters, Mrs. C. G. Larson of Springfield, MO., Mrs. C. A. 
Hedricks and Mrs. Lee Rader, both of Kansas City, MO., and May Lindberg of Everett, WA, ; and 
seven grandchildren. ********** November 17, 1955 

WAYNE WILM DIED in SOUTH ST. PAUL 

Wayne, eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilm, of So. St. Paul, MN. , died at 
the St. John's Hospital on Tuesday, Nov. 15th. Wayne was taken ill Oct. 31st. He was 
immediately taken to a doctor. On Nov. 4th, he was taken to the St. John's Hospital, where 
it was found he was suffering from lukemia. Everything possible was done to save his life. 

Wayne is survived by his sorrowing parents, and four sisters, Barbara, Joyce, Jo Ann, 
and Bonnie. He is also survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilm, of this city, and 
by many other relatives. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday morning from the Catholic Church in So. St. Paul. 

********** November 17, 1955 

OLDEST RESIDENT BURIED MONDAY 

Louis Lohr, 93, resident of Hankinson for fifty years and this city's oldest citizen 
died Wednesday morning, Nov. 16th, at the St. Gerard Hospital after an illness of 6 weeks. 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the Congregational Church of which 
he was a member, with burial in Hillside Cemetery. Rev. Frank T. Hirons officiated and the 
Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Louis Lohr was born April 25th, 1862 in Bavaria, Germany. He immigrated to America in 
1871, settling at Mankato, MN., where he resided for many years. On April 25th, 1889, he 
was married to Linnie Mathers at St. Cloud, MN. He came to Hankinson in 1902 and resided 

here since with the exception of three years 1947 to 1950 when he lived in Seattle, 

WA. Mr. Lohr was employed by the Soo Line as a section foreman for 38 years, having retired 
about 28 years ago. 

Surviving are his wife, one son, Franklin, of Deer Lodge, MT., one daughter, Mrs. Joe 

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Motis (Carrie) of Hankinson; three grandchildren, Mrs. Helen Jaeger, Minneapolis, Mrs. 
Joan Schornack, Fargo, George Motis, Hankinson, and four great-grandchildren, Vickie Jae- 
ger, Timothy, Fay and Peggy Schornack. 

********** November 24, 1955 

OLE J. PEDERSON BURIED WEDNESDAY 
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23rd, for Ole J. Pederson of 
Hammer, SD., at the Nidaros Lutheran Church with Rev. Lee Roy Eikanger officiating. Inter- 
ment was in the Nidaros Lutheran Cemetery at Hammer, SD. 

Mr. Pederson passed away at Willmar, MN. , on Sunday, Nov. 20th, at the age of 86. He 
had been living at an old peoples home there. 

********** November 24, 1955 

GREAT BEND NEWS Arthur Cast, Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Cast and 

Roger of Fairmount, Earl and Richard Hanson of Seattle, WA. ; motored to Binford, ND. , to 
attend the funeral of Eric Hanson, 91, who died at the St. Francis Hospital at Breckenridge. 
He had made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Cast, at Fair- 
mount. He had had a stroke and was taken to the hospital the first part of the week, where 
he passed away. The body was taken to Binford, where his wife is laid to rest. 

********** November 24, 1955 

ERICK HANSON, 91, DIED THURSDAY 

Erick Hanson, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 17th, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, 
He had made his home in Fairmount since 1953 with his daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. 
Reinhard Cast. 

Funeral services were held for Mr. Hanson on Monday, Nov. 21st, at 1:30 o'clock at the 

Lutheran Church at Binford, ND. , with Rev. ... G. Borlaug officiating. Burial was at 

Moss, ND. S. J Funeral Home of Cooperstown, was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Erick Hanson, who had farmed in Griggs County for 40 years, was born May 1st, 1864 at 
Madison, WI. On April 6th, 1894, he was married to Mary ...onson at Elbow Lake. He resided 
in the Binford area until Mrs. Hanson's death. In 1947, he left for Seattle to make his 
home with a son and in 1953 came to Fairmount to live with his daughter and family, Mr. and 
Mrs. Reinhard Cast. 

He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Reinhard (Mabel) Cast of Fairmount, and three sons, 
Helmer Hanson of Moorhead, MN. , Richard and Carl of Seattle, WA. Those attending the fun- 
eral from Fairmount were: Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Cast and son, Roger. 

********** November 24, 1955 

BROTHER of MRS. CRAWFORD DIED 

Mrs. David Crawford, Fairmount, received word Friday evening that her brother, E. E. 
Norton, 79, of Aurora, CO., formerly of Breckenridge, MN., died in the afternoon of Nov. 
18th, after being struck by a car the first part of the week. He was hospitalized follow- 
ing the accident and had suffered a broken leg and developed pneumonia. 

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MRS. ANNA WALLOCK RITES HELD WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Wallock, Hankinson, who died Sunday morning at the St. 
Gerard's Hospital, were held Wednesday morning from St. Philip's Catholic Church. 

Monsignor Gerard C. Bierens officiated at the funeral rite. A complete obituary will 
be published next week. ********** December 1, 1955 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD on WEDNESDAY for MRS. CHAS . HOEFS 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23rd, at 2 PM. , from the St. 
John's Lutheran Church at Tyler for Mrs. Charles (Elsie) Hoefs, 58, who was found dead Sat- 
urday afternoon, Nov. 19th, at her farm home in Center Township. Rev. H. Schaefer officiat- 
ed at the service. Schmitt and Poulton Funeral Home of Wahpeton, were in charge of the fun- 
eral arrangements. 

Elsie Wahl, who has been a life long resident of Richland County, was born May 17, 1897, 
in Lidgerwood, where she attended schools and grew to womanhood. In July of 1915, she was 
married to Charles Hoefs and they resided in Hankinson until moving to a farm near Fairmount 
in 1919. In 1942 they moved to their home, six miles southwest of Wahpeton. 

Mrs. Hoefs was an active member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Summit Township. 
She is survived by her husband; a son, Delmar, of Wahpeton; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Pearl) 
Lueck of Campbell, MN. ; two brothers, Emil of Rutland and Leonard of Minneapolis; three 
sisters, Mrs. Erick Ebel of Lidgerwood, Mrs. Alfred Boehning of Geneseo and Mrs. Vlady Hajny 
of Barney and five grandchldren. 

Relatives from Fairmount attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Gust Foeltz, Mr. and 
Mrs. Gilbert Hoefs, George Hoefs and Harold Hoefs. 

********** December 1, 1955 

MAUDE DONOHUE DIED SUNDAY 

Mrs. Maude Donohue , 75, died Sunday at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge , MN. , 
where she had been hospitalized the past three months. Mrs. Donohue is the sister of Mrs. 
Bessie Parkill. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30th, at Cokato, MN. A comp- 
lete obituary will be published next week. 

********** December 1, 1955 

MRS. A. WALLOCK 

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Anna Wallock on Wednesday, Nov. 30th, at the St. 
Philip's Church in Hankinson, Msgr. G. C. Bierens officiating. Mrs. Wallock passed away 
early Sunday morning, Nov. 27th, at the St. Gerard Hospital, after a short illness. 

The former Anna Barszick was born July 21, 1876, at Lesterville, SD. She was married 
to Michael Wallock there and they resided at Lesterville for several years before coming 
to Lidgerwood, where they farmed in Sargent County before moving into Lidgerwood, ND. 

She leaves to mourn her passing five sons and five daughters; Peter, George, Christine 
Wrege, Mrs. Arthur (Cecelia) Hartleben of Hankinson; Mrs. Adolph (Clara) Thielman of Lid- 
gerwood, Mrs. Albert (Frances) Kackman, Verona, WI.; Alfred, Neosko, MO.; Philip, Long Beach, 



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CA.; Mrs. Theo (Theckla) Thompson of Sauk Centre, MN., and Henry of Elko, NV. She is also 
survived by twenty grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Sam, of Val- 
entine, NE., and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Wagner, of Lesterville, SD. 

Mr. Wallock preceded, her in death in February of 1940. Also one great grandchild pre- 
ceded her in 1949. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery near Hankinson. The Wipper- 
man Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

********** December 8, 1955 

Mrs. Leo Kinn accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs LeClair of Rosholt, SD., to 

Minnesota on Thursday to attend the funeral of her Mrs. Joe T. Mauch of MN. 

Friday morning. 

On Saturday, they motored to Iowa to attend the funeral of Mrs. Kinn's cousin 

Berenger of Spencer, lA. Because of the snow Mrs. Kinn did not return home until 

Monday afternoon. j.^.^.^.^.^.^.^^^ 

■' ********** December 8, 1955 

ALBERT STOLTENOW, SR. 

Albert Stoltenow, Sr., 82, of Great Bend, died Friday morning at the St. Francis Hosp- 
ital where he had been only a short time. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 
2 o'clock in Trinity Lutheran Church of Great Bend, Rev. R. Teuscher and Rev. G. Michael of 
Hankinson officiating. Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Great Bend. 

Mr. Stoltenow was born April 26th, 1873 at Ironridge, WI . and came to the Great Bend 
vicinity with his parents in 1877. He was married to Marie Muehler on June 24th, 1897 at 
Great Bend, and resided on a farm northeast of Great Bend. 

Surviving are his sorrowing wife, two sons, J. C. Stoltenow of Wahpeton, Albert, Jr., 
of Tyler, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Tritten (Minnie) of Great Bend; one brother, Herman, 
of Wahpeton, and three sisters, Mrs. Martha Cast and Mrs. Gustine Gehler of Wahpeton and 
Mrs. Anna Boehning of Hankinson. Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great- 
grandchildren. His wife was unable to attend the funeral as she has been a patient at the 
St. Francis Hospital for several Weeks. 

********** December 8, 1955 

HERMAN ERNEST ZIEGELMAN 

Funeral services were held on Monday at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Garfield, 
MN., for Herman Ernest Ziegelman, who passed away Dec. 1st, 1955, at a hospital in Alex- 
andria, MN. Rev. L. A. Buuck officiated at the service. 

Herman Ernest Ziegelman, son of Frederick and Bertha Ziegelman, was born Jan. 30th, 
1888, at Great Bend, and grew to manhood here. He was baptized and confirmed in the Luth- 
eran faith, and was a faithful member of his church. 

In 1912, he bought a dray line in Garfield, MN., and served that for many years. Later 
he was employed at the Garfield elevator. He was married to Ema Bohn on Oct. 31st, 1914. 
Besides his son, Orville, of Eustis, FL., he is survived by two grandchildren: five bro- 
thers, Frank and Fred of Garfield, MN.; August, Adolph and Otto of Gread Bend; two sisters, 
Mrs. Fred Passenheim of Huron, SD., and Mrs. Frank Martin of Fergus Falls, MN. His wife 

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parents, three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. 

Pallbearers were: Robert Linser, Hugo Schultz, Herbert Kloehn, Rudolph Kloehn, Clar- 
ence Gease, and George Spiess. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's Lutheran Cem- 
etery at Garfield. The Anderson Funeral Home of Alexandria, MN., had charge of the funer- 
al arrangements. ********** December 8, 1955 
SERVICES HELD in COKATO for MRS. MAUDE DONAHUE-CASE on NOVEMBER 30th 

Mrs. Maude A. Donahue Case, 75, a former publisher of the Cokato Enterprise, died Sun- 
day Nov. 27th, 1955, at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge, MN., following a long 
illness. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30th, 1955 at the Swanson 
Chapel in Cokato, MN. Interment was in the Cokato village cemetery. Rev. Howard Olson, 
pastor of the Cokato Baptist Church had charge of the rites, and Mrs. Norman Anderson 

Pallbearers were: Glen Fitzgerald, E. L. Wright, A. M. Anderson, Howard L. Johnson, 
... G. Anderson, and Magnus . . .reitholtz. 

Mrs. Case was born Aug. 19th, 1880, at Falrmount, ND. , a daughter of Joseph and Ida 
Marks Clarke. She grew to womanhood in Fairmount. She had taught in the rural schools 
for several years near Fairmount, Tyler, Wyndmere, and Mosell, ND. 

She entered newspaper work as a young woman and was employed in the East and in Dul- 
uth, coming to Cokato in 1912 with her husband, William A. Donahue, who was killed in act- 
ion in France in 1918 while serving with the United States Marine Corps. 
As publisher and co-publisher of the Cokato Enterprise, Mrs. Donahue took an active role 
in civic affairs, the American Legion Auziliary, newspaper articles, in politics, and in 
woman's club work. 

After leaving Cokato, Mrs. Case made her home in Minneapolis. When she became critic- 
ally ill she was taken to the Breckenridge Hospital to be near relatives. 

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Parkill of Fairmount, ND., and Mrs. Charles 

(Amy) ...sson of Shreveport, LA. 

********** December 8, 1955 

FORMER BELFORD LADY DIES 

Mrs. David (Rita) Mc Ilwain, longtime resident of Richland County, wife of a former 
Sheriff at Wahpeton, died Friday at the St. Francis Hospital where she was admitted Thurs- 
day. She had been in ill health for sometime. 

Funeral services were held on Monday at 1 PM, in the Schmitt Poulton Funeral Chapel 
and at 1:30 in Imraanuel Lutheran Church here. Rev. Henry Fry officiated. Interment was 
made in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Belford Township. 

Pallbearers were: Charles, David and Patrick Mc Ilwain, Alfred Witt, Gordon Dibbert 
and Harold Jones of Hankinson. 

Frederika Witt was born on Nov. 26th, 1877, at Elyria, OH. When she was three years 
old her parents came to Richland County to settle on a farm in Belford Township. 

Here she spent her youth and grew to young womanhood and on Dec. 18, 1901, married 
Mr. Mc Ilwain. They would have been married 54 years next Sunday. They moved to Wahpeton 

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when Mr. Mc Ilwain became Sheriff in 1931 and had resided there ever since. 

Besides Mr. Mc Ilwain, she leaves three sons: David, Jr., of Hankinson and Clifford 

and Walter, both of Wahpeton; a brother, Henry Witt of Wahpeton; three sisters, Mrs. A. G. 

Mitzel of Yakima, WA. , Wilhelmine Witt of Wahpeton and Lillian Keenan of Wahpeton and six 

grandchildren. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

********** December 15, 1955 

CORONER INVESTIGATES THIELMAN DEATH 

Mrs. Adolph Thielman, 50, who lives south of Stiles, took her own life last Tuesday 
morning at the farm home. Sheriff Lambert Johnson and County Coroner Frank Schmitt were 
called to investigate. According to the county officials death was caused by drowning in 
a cistern on the farm. 

Funeral services were not set at press time Thursday, pending notification of a son 

who resides in California. ^^^^^^^^^^ 

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Ervin Lorenz spent Saturday in Elbow Lake, MN., where he acted as pallbearer at the 
funeral services for 0. G. Setterlund, which was held there that afternoon. 

********** December 15, 1955 

FUNERAL HELD in BRECKENRIDGE for MRS. MATHILDA K.UTZER 
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 7th, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in 
Breckenridge for Mrs. Mathilda Kutzer, 87, Breckenridge , who died Monday, Dec. 5th, at the 
St. Francis Hospital. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery with Jos. Vertin and Sons Fun- 
eral Home, Breckenridge, in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Kutzer was born Nov. 5th, 1868, in Wisconsin and grew to womanhood there. When 
a young woman, she moved to Fairmount and was married to Anthony Kutzer. They farmed in 
this vicinity for about 38 years and then retired and moved to Breckenridge. 

Her main interest in life was her family, home and church. She was a member of the 
Altar Society in Fairmount. Surviving are two sons, George and Ray, of Breckenridge, and a 
a brother, Joseph of Willmar. One sister and her husband preceded her in death. 

********** December 15, 1955 

DR. JOSEPH SCHULTZ 
Among those attending the funeral services for Dr. Joseph Schultz, 40, of West Fargo, 
ND., on Tuesday were Joe Krump, Mrs. John Krump, Mrs. Elroy Muehler, Mrs. Albert Backhouse 
and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Baldner. 

Dr. Schultz, a professor at NDAC and Chairman of the Dept. of Horticulture and Fores- 
try, died at 12:10 PM. , on Saturday, in a Fargo hospital. 

He was born at Mantador, ND., on Nov. 3rd, 1915. He is survived by his wife, five 
children, six brothers and sisters. The surviving sister and brother from this immediate 
vicinity are Mrs. Gary Tiegs of Hankinson and Edmund Schultz of Mantador. 

********** December 22, 1955 

MRS. B. W. GRIGGS 
Mrs. Britton W. (Magdalena) Griggs, 67, resident of Fairmount for 40 years, died Sun- 
day at the St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, where she had been a patient for 7 months. 

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She had been in ill health the past 18 months. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock in the Methodist Church in Fair- 
mount, with Rev. David BCnecht officiating. Interment was in the South Fairmount Cemetery, 
with Jos. Vertin and Sons Funeral Home of Breckenridge handling the arrangements. 

Surviving are five sons and three daughters. They are: Louis of Fairmount, Gordon of 
St. Paul, Duane of Minneapolis, Raymond of North Sacramento, CA. , S-Sgt. Roland of Duluth, 
Mrs. K. J. Carney and Mrs. Ralph Gelle, both of Breckenridge, and Mrs. C. Gollnick of New 
Effington, SD. 

Magdalena Heil was born on Aug. 1st. 1888, in Westport, SD., and married Mr. Griggs 
in Aberdeen, SD., in 1908, where they resided until 1914, when they moved to Fairmount. 
She had lived there until her husband died fourteen months ago. 

********** December 22, 1955 

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bladow attended the funeral of Nick Hermes in Wahpeton on Saturday. 

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J. LEE FUNERAL SATURDAY MORNING 

Julian Lee, 89, a long time resident of Hankinson, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 
3rd, 1956, at the St. Gerard's Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital that same day 
at noon. 

Julian Lee was bom April 8th, 1868, at Brandon, MN. , son of Mr. and Mrs. Lars Lee. 
He was married to Anna Faust. They farmed in the Hankinson community until 1910 when they 
moved into town. Mrs. Lee passed away in August of 1954. 

He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Herman Rahl of Anoka, MN., Mrs. Wm. 
Dahlstrom of Hopkins, MN.; Edward Lee of Osseo, MN.; John Lee and Mrs. Mike Wawers of 
Hankinson. 

Rosary will be recited at the new Wipperman Funeral Home at 8 PM., Friday. Friends 
may call at the Funeral Home after 3 PM Friday. Funeral Mass will be at 9 AM Saturday, 
at the St. Philip's Church at Hankinson with Rt. Rev. Msgr. G. C. Bierens officiating. 
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery near Hankinson. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** January 5, 1956 

SISTER of LOCAL MAN DIES in MILWAUKEE 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday for Mrs. Solomon Heberer of Milwaukee, WI . Mrs. 
Heberer passed away Saturday morning at the age of 59, and had been in failing health for 
some time. 

Mrs. Heberer is the former Lena Griepentrog of this vicinity. She has three brothers 
residing in this area, Tony of Great Bend, Art of Hankinson, and Alvin of Wahpeton. 

********** January 5, 1956 

EFFINGTON INFANT TO BE BURIED FRIDAY 

Funeral services for Jimmy Martin Simonson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Siraonson of 
New Effington, will be held on Friday afternoon at the Zion Lutheran Church, with Rev. 
Lee Roy Eikanger officiating. 

Jimmy, 44 months old, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4th, 1956, at the Sisseton Hospital. 

********** January 5, 1956 

FUNERAL RITES HELD for MRS. A. STOLTENOW, SR. 

Funeral services for Mrs. Albert Stoltenow, Sr. , (nee Marie Muehler) were held Friday 
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend. Rev. R. Tuescher 
officiated. 

Mrs. Stoltenow was born May 22nd, 1876, in Winona County, MN. As a young girl, she 
came with her parents to Columbia, SD. , and in 1891, they came to the Great Bend vicinity, 
where she grew to womanhood. On June 24th, 1897, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Alb- 
ert Stoltenow, Sr., and they resided on the farm southeast of Great Bend. 

Mrs. Stoltenow was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a faithful 
member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. 

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She was preceded in death by her husband 26 days ago, and by her brother, Henry, who 
passed away Saturday, Dec. 31st. 

She leaves to mourn her loss two sons, John C. Stoltenow of Wahpeton, Albert, Jr., 
of rural Tyler, and one daughter, Mrs. Fred Trittin, of Great Bend; also one brother, Gust- 
ave Muehler, of Hankinson; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Stoltenow of Wahpeton and Mrs. Amanda 
Bohn of rural Tyler; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

She was laid to rest in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Great Bend. 

********** January 5, 1956 

GREAT BEND NEWS Relatives of Mrs. Sally Heberer (nee Lena Griepentrog) of Milwau- 
kee, WI., received word here that she passed away Saturday and funeral services will be held 
Tuesday at Milwaukee. She is a sister of Art, Anton, and Alvin Griepentrog. She was born 
and reared in the Great Bend community. 

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Relatives and friends were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Henry Muehler of 
Dwight, who passed away Saturday in Wahpeton. Funeral services were held Wednesday after- 
noon in the Trinity Lutheran Church at Great Bend. 

********** January 5, 1956 

HENRY C. MUEHLER DIES SUDDENLY 

Henry C. Muehler, 77, of Mooreton, died suddenly Saturday noon when he suffered a 
heart attack while riding with his son, Ewald who was driving on a Wahpeton street. He 
was rushed to a clinic there but was pronounced dead on arrival. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 o'clock in the Trinity Lutheran Church at 
Great Bend. Officiating were Rev. R. Tuescher of Great Bend and Rev. G. C. Michael of 
Hankinson. Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Brandenburg Township. 

Pallbearers will be August Muehler, Henry Muehler, Albert Stoltenow, Clarence Stolte- 
now, Henry Bohn and Henry Grob. 

Mr. Muehler was a brother of Mrs. Albert Stoltenow, Sr., of Great Bend who died Wed- 
nesday and was buried at Great Bend Friday. 

Born at Altura, Winona County, MN., March 10, 1878, he came with his parents to Col- 
umbia, SD., where they lived for a time before coming to Richland County to Great Bend in 
1887. He attended schools and grew to manhoood in that community. 

He married Anna Laboda on March 27th, 1902, at Great Bend. They farmed northwest of 
Great Bend until 1919 when they moved to their present farm which is northeast of Mooreton. 

Surviving are his wife, Anna; six sons, Herman of Fairmount, Richard and Edward of 
Wahpeton and Arthur, Alvin and Ewald of Mooreton; a daughter, Mrs. Orville Wefel of Wahpet- 
on; a brother, Gust of Hankinson; two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Anna) Stoltenow of Wahpeton 
and Mrs. Amanda Bohn of Tyler and 15 grandchildren. 

********** January 5, 1956 

WM. LENZ RITES FRIDAY, JAN. 13th 

Funeral services for William Lenz, 65, will be held Friday at 1:30 PM, at the new 

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Wippenaan Funeral Home and at 2 PM. , at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, with the 
Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. 

He was taken ill with a stroke 10 days ago and was cared for at St. Gerard's Hospital. 
He never regained consciousness. Mr. Lenz passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10th. 

William Lenz was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Lenz and was bom in Greendale Town- 
ship on March 23rd, 1889, where he grew to manhood. With the exception of a period of four 
years spent at Lemmon, SD. he spent his entire life in this community. He was never married. 
The last years Mr. Lenz resided on the home farm southwest of Hankinson. 

He is survived by his mother, sister, Mrs. Vernon Smith, and four brothers: Max, Gust 
Jr., August and Charles. His father and two sisters preceded him in death. 

Interment will be in the Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral 
Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** January 12, 1956 

MRS. ANNA KRUEGER RITES HELD TODAY 

Anna Krueger was born in Germany on Jan. 27th, 1889. She was the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. William Enkers, the second oldest of six children. When she was 3 years of age, she 
came to America with her parents and resided in the Hankinson vicinity. She was baptized 
in Germany and confirmed on March 31st, 1901, in the Evangelical and Reformed Church in 
Hankinson. 

On Sept. 24th, 1914, she was united in marriage with Arthur Krueger, who preceded 
her in death in 1951. She lived in the Hankinson and Lidgerwood community until 1942, 
when she moved to Omaha, NE. Here she resided until her illness. She passed away in 
Breckenridge, MN., on Monday morning, Jan. 9th, 1956, after an illness of several months. 
She attained the age of 66 years, 11 months and 14 days. 

Mrs. Krueger is survived by her sons, Gordon of Lidgerwood and Alfred of Omaha, NE . , 
a daughter, Alice (Mrs. George Carlson) of Cokato, MN. One son preceded her in death. 
She is also survived by eight grandchilren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. 
Louis Ridderbusch of Wausau, WI., and Mrs. Wm. Foeltz of Rosholt, SD . : three brothers, Wm. 
Enkers of Breckenridge, Edwin and Erick Enkers of Rosholt, SD. 

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Jan. 12th in the new Wipperman Funeral 
Home and at the Evangelical and Reformed Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. 
F. W. Paul officiated at the services. Mrs. Elmer Buckhaus, organist, and Mrs. Erling 
Haukness, soloist, furnished the music for the service 

* ********* January 12, 1956 

Elroy Kinn and Casper Kitzman motored to Faribault, MN., Monday to attend the funeral 

of Mr. Kitzman's brother. 

********** January 12, 1956 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES AT LITTLE FALLS, MN. 
Word was received here that George Anton of Little Falls, MN., died recently. He is 
the father of Dr. Eugene Anton of Lidgerwood. The George Anton family were former Fair- 
mount residents and Dr. Anton of Lidgerwood was a former dentist at Fairmount. 

********** January 12, 1956 

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RITES HELD for FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT at ABERCROMBIE, ND. 
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 31st, 1955, for Harry B. Durkee 
at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Abercrombie, ND., with Rev. Hans Upstad officiating. 

Mr. Durkee, 73, died on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 29th. Interment was in the Emmanuel 
Cemetery there. Vertin Funeral Home of Wahpeton was in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Durkee had farmed near Fairmount for many years and had also been employed locally. 
He had enjoyed reasonably good health until having his leg amputated on Nov. 23rd and he 
had recovered from the operation nicely, returning to his home at Abercrombie, and was up 
and around until shortly before he died. 

He was a former North Dakota Legislator from Richland County, serving three terms 
from 1919 to 1925. 

Mr. Durkee was born Nov. 9th, 1882, at Woodland, MI., and moved, with his parents, to 
Frederick, SD., and later to White Rock. Coming to Richland County, he resided first at 
Fairmount, before moving to a farm in Dwight Township. He had continued farm operations 
since, in Dwight Township, with a nephew, Albert Stevenson, spending the winter months 
in Abercrombie. He had never married. 

Mr. Durkee had served on the school and town boards in addition to his tenture in 
the state legislature. 

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. E. W. (Hattie) Nelson of Fairmount, and Miss Alta 
Durkee of Great Falls, MT., and the following seven nieces and nephews; Albert Stevenson 
of Abercrombie, Miss Frances Stevenson of Great Falls, MT., Milton Durkee of Abercrombie, 
Mrs. Donald (Marjorie) Sikorski, and Mrs. Glenn (Marian) Case of Fairmount and Rev. Harry 
Durkee of Elcerrito, CA. , and Mrs. Walter (Norma) Sonnenstuhl of Palo Alto, CA. Two bro- 
thers and a sister preceded him in death. 

Those from Fairmount and this vicinity attending the funeral were: Harley Swanson, 
Earl Schouweiler, Julian Poppe, Harvey Leathart, Chas. Templeton, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rubish, 
Ralph Rubish and Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hasty. 

********** January 12, 1956 

COPPIN RITES TO BE HELD SATURDAY 

George Coppin of 701 N. 8th St., Wahpeton, passed away on Wednesday morning. Mr. Cop- 
pin, a former resident of Hankinson for many years and well known in this locality, is 
survived by his wife and son, Elmer, of Washington. A daughter and son preceded him in 
death years ago. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 21st, at 2 PM. , in the Congregational 
Church in Hankinson, with Rev. Frank T. Hirons officiating. Interment will be in the Hill- 
side Cemetery. The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

A complete obituary will be published in next week's Hankinson News. 

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IRVIN A. GAJER RITES TO BE HELD HERE FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 Ch 

Irvin A. Gajer, 61, veteran of World War I, passed away Friday, Jan. 13ch, 1956, 
at Camp White, OR. He was born at Fairmount, ND., the son of Anna and Joseph Gajer, Nov. 
30th, 1894. 

He received his education In the Fairmount Public Schools, State School of Science 
in Wahpeton, and Lehigh University of Bethlehem, PA. He enlisted for service in World 
War I in March of 1917. He served overseas on the Muse Argonne front in France and in 
Germany. At the close of the war, he served with the army of occupation at Mues Berncastel, 
Germany. He was discharged in June of 1919 and spent a few months at his home in Fairmount, 
before going to Portland, OR. This move was made on the advice of his doctor becaue of 
injuries received during his period of overseas service. 

He spent some time working as a mail carrier and after that entered the garage business. 
Still later he became an army engineer working on various government projects in the state 
of Washington. In July of 1947, he was sent to Fairbanks, AK. , for work on Mile 26 Air- 
strip. At the completion of this project in December of 1947, he returned to Portland 
and soon afterwards was hospitalized at Walla Walla, WA. From then on most of his time 
was spent in the hospital, being transfered to Camp White in the summer of 1954. 

He is survived by one brother, Albin J. Gajer, of Fairmount. Funeral services will 
be held Friday, Jan. 20th, at 2 PM. , at the Methodist Church in Fairmount, with Rev. David 
Knecht officiating. Military rites will be in charge of the Milton E. Stevenson Post of 
the American Legion. Burial will be in the Z. C. B. J. Cemetery at Wahpeton beside his 
mother and father. 



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January 19, 1956 



FAIRMOUNT NEWS... Mr. and Mrs. William Andresen attended the funeral services for 
a friend, Mrs. Jennie Nelson, near Rosholt, SD., Saturday. 

********** January 19, 1956 

WILHELM PANKOW RITES at ST. JOHN'S 

Wilhelm Pankow, 79, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 23rd, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
August Pankow in Belford Township from a lingering illness. 

Wilhelm Pankow, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pankow, was born at Kirchau, WI . , on Dec. 5th, 
1876. He moved, with his folks, to the Dakota Territory in 1889 settling on the present 
farm, which was their homestead and where he had resided since. His father died when he 
was 17 years old and he assumed the responsibilities of the farm. 

He is survived by three brothers, Henry, August and Fred; three sisters, Mrs. Gust 
Medenwaldt, Mrs. Albert Medenwaldt and Mrs. Bertha Medenwaldt of Hankinson. 

Funeral services are being held this Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the August Pankow 
home and at 2 o'clock at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Belford Township, with Rev. W. H. 
Cordts officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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GEORGE COPPIN 

Funeral services for George Coppin, 85, who died last Wednesday morning ac his home in 
Wahpeton, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Congregational Church in Hank- 
inson, with Rev. Frank T. Hirons officiating. 

George Coppin was bom in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and came to this area as a lad of 
eleven years. He grew to manhood in the Hankinson area and married Julia Tew, who preceded 
him in death. 

Interested in community life, he served on the Brightwood Township board, was a member 
of the Hankinson Congregational Church and during World War I received a citation for work 
on Liberty Bond sales. 

Later in life he married Ellen Woolsey and they lived on the farm until age and failing 
health caused him to retire and move to Wahpeton eight years ago. 

He is survived by his wife and son, Elmer, of Puyallup, WA., and two grandsons. He was 
preceded in death by his first wife and their children, Ila, Roy and Harry. 

Interment was in Hillside Cemetery near Hankinson. The Wipperman Funeral Home of 
Hankinson was in charge of the arrangements. 

********** January 26, 1956 

MRS. 0. M. MINAR SUCCUMBS THURSDAY 

Mrs. 0. M. Minar of LaMars Township passed away this morning (Thursday) at the St. 
Gerard Hospital. She is survived by several children, including one son, Lyle, of Hankin- 
son. Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

********** January 26, 1956 

OES CHARTER MEMBER DIED in CALIFORNIA 

At the regular meeting of the Zurah Chapter No. 46, Tuesday evening, the charter was 
draped for Mrs. Jessie Spotten, charter member and first secretary of the Chapter. An 
appropriate gift will be sent the 0. E. S. Home at Sesseden, in her memory. Word of her 
death in mid October was just received. 

Mr. Spotten was the first Worthy Patron of Zurah Chapter. He was the superintendent 
in the Public School in the early 1900' s. Mr. Spotten passed away in 1926 in California. 

********** January 26, 1956 

Mrs. Adolph Ziegelman received word from Mrs. Robert Ziegelman of Fullerton, CA., Fri- 
day, stating that her son, Robert, Jr., had passed away on Dec. 28th. He had been ill for 
several months. They were former residents of the Great Bend vicinity, but moved to Calif- 
ornia about 18 years ago. 

********** January 26, 1956 

MRS. BEN ENGEBRETSON ' S BROTHER DIED SUNDAY 

Mrs. Ben Engebretson received word Sunday evening of the death of her brother, Erling 

Szaren of Niagara, ND. He injured his back in a fall in his home on Thursday and since 

then had been hospitalized at a Grand Forks hospital until his death, which occurred Sunday 

evening, January 22nd. 

********** January 26, 1956 

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GREAT BEND Friends here of Mr. R. H. Meyer of Wahpeton, were shocked to hear of 

his sudden death on Wednesday evening. 

********** February 2, 1956 

MRS. LAURA MINAR 
Laura Bender was born at Pearl City, IL., June 23rd, 1889. She came to North Dakota 
in 1912. On March 20th, 1917, she was married to 0. M. Minar. They made their home on a 
farm in the LaMars community, until Mr. Minar's passing. 

Mrs. Minar was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Fairmount Homemakers 
Club. She was a charter member of the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Bethany 
Christian Service of the Bethany Methodist Church and only this last fall was given a life 
membership in token of her years of faithful service. 

After several weeks of illness, Mrs. Minar passed away in the Hankinsan hospital on 
January 26th. She is survived by a daughter, Audrey, Mrs. Oren Budke, of Fairmount and 
three sons, LeRoy of Seattle, Lyle of Hankinson and Delmar of Fairmount. Surviving her 
also are two brothers and two sisters. 

********** February 9, 1956 

ATTEND BROTHER'S FUNERAL SATURDAY 
Mr. and Mrs. Waif red Larson left Friday noon for Bismarck to attend the funeral of 
his brother, Herbert Larson, 65, who died Tuesday, Jan. 31st, at the Veteran's Hospital 
in Minot. The funeral was held on Saturday morning, Feb. 4th, at the St. Mary's Church 
in Bismarck. 

Herbert Larson is survived by his wife, one daughter and one son; two brothers, Wal- 
fred Larson of Fairmount, Dudley Larson of Moorhead, MN., and one sister, Rosalind Drake 
of Crookston, MN. 

Mr. and Mrs. Waif red Larson returned to their home here on Sunday evening. 

********** February 9, 1956 

LAST RITES for WELL KNOWN FAIRMOUNT FARMER SAT., FEB. 18 
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning, Feb. 18th, at 10 o'clock at St. Anth- 
ony's Church in Fairmount for Frank Hermes, 64, well known farmer who lived 4^1 miles south 
of Fairmount on .Highway 81. 

Mr. Hermes passed away at his home on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 14th. Surviving are his 

wife and nine children, five daughters and four sons. 

********** February 16, 1956 

RECEIVES WORD of FATHER'S PASSING 
Mrs. E. W. Green received word Monday that her father, Oscar Billey, 83, of Orange 
City, FL., had passed away suddenly on Sunday. He was walking about his garden when stri- 
cken with a heart attack. 

Funeral arrangements have not been completed. The body will be brought to South Dak- 
ota for burial beside his wife. 

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LAST RITES HELD TUESDAY for MRS. MEDENWALDT 

Minnie Mathilda Roeder was born on Nov. 1st, 1890, in Brightwood Township, near Hank- 
inson. She was the daughter of Julius and Lena Roeder. She was baptized on Nov. 23rd, 1890, 
by the Rev. Hinck and confirmed on April 5th, 1903 in the Evangelical and Reformed Church 
by the pastor. Rev. Walter. She was married to Herman N. Medenwaldt on Nov. 3rd, 1910 in 
the E. & R. Church by the Rev. Kunz. They made their home on a farm in Brightwood Township 
until 1948 when they moved into Hankinson. Mrs. Medenwaldt was active in the church, a mem- 
ber of the Ladies' Aid and at times sang in the church choir and taught Sunday School. 

Mrs. Medenwaldt passed away Saturday, Feb. 11th, at the St. Gerard Hospital, after 
an illness of several months. She was 65 years, 3 months and II days old. She was preceded 
in death by an infant son, a daughter named Marcella Jane, and also her parents. 

Mrs. Medenwaldt is survived by her husband, Herman N. Medenwaldt of Hankinson; three 
daughters; Sadie, Mrs. Alvin Buckhaus, Adeline, Mrs. Delmer Rossow, of Hankinson, and La- 
Vema, Mrs. Arvid Christenson, of Wahpeton; also three sisters; Mrs. Edwin Pankow and Mrs. 
Oscar Krueger of Hankinson and Mrs. Ben Holtz of Fairmount; three brothers, Arthur, Arnold 
and Reinhard Roeder; also eight grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held in the Evangelical and Reformed Church on Tuesday, Feb. 
14th, with Rev. F. W. Paul officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Wipper- 
man Funeral Home in charge. „^^„,,^^^^^ February 16, 1956 

FUNERAL RITES HELD at WHEATON, MN., FOR WILLIAM HAMMAN 

William Hamman, 68, of near Wheaton, died Friday, Feb. 3rd, at the hospital in Sisse- 
ton, SD., after being hospitalized for 13 years due to illness. Funeral services were held 
Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 7th, at the Funeral Home in Wheaton, MN. 

Mr. Hamman was born on May 6th, 1887, at Storm Lake, lA. He is survived by his four 
sons, Wilbert of Laurel, MT., Bertram of Spokane, WA., Raymond and Harold of Lewistown, MT.; 
two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Lana) O'Keefe of Fairmount and Mrs. A. J. (Laura) Clock of Vancouver, 
WA.; and three brothers. Otto Hamman of Tenney, MN. , Norbert Hamman of Tenney, MN., and 
Emil Hamman of Fairmount. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two 
brothers. All of the sisters and brothers and three sons attended the funeral. One son, 
Harold, was unable to come for the funeral. 

********** February 16, 1956 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Handke and daughter Jerri of St. Paul, stopped 
in Fairmount at the Severt Johnson home Wednesday, leaving their daughter, Jerri, with her 
grandparents as they went on to Selby, ND., to attend the funeral on Thursday of Mr. Hand- 
ke ' s uncle. ********** February 16, 1956 

ATTENDS father's FUNERAL at ELLENDALE SATURDAY 

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Green attended the funeral services for her father, Oscar Billey, 
at the Savo Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellendale, ND., on Sat. Feb. 18th, at 1:30 PM. 
Burial was in the church cemetery. 

Mr. Billey passed away at Orange City, FL., of a heart ailment. He is survived by 

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his widow, six sons and six daughters. 

Mr. Billey was a former resident of the Frederick area, near Ellendale, ND., before 

moving to Florida. ^ ^ ^ , , 

********** February 23, 1956 

MRS. LENA ROTH DIES SATURDAY 

The community was saddened by the news of the death of Mrs. Lena Roth on Saturday 
morning. Mrs. Roth appeared to be in good health upon retiring for the night and passed 
away in her sleep early the next morning. 

Lena Roth was born in Austria on Sept. 25th, 1879. She was married to Peter Roth and 
they came to this country, coming to Hankinson in 1902 with three of their children. Mr. 
Roth passed away in 1926. There were fourteen children bom to this union; two died in 
infancy. Mrs. Roth is survived by the following children; Mrs. Elizabeth Salzwedel of 
Sheldon, ND.; Mrs. Anton (Catherine) Bommersbach of Larimore, ND.; John A. Roth and Mrs. 
Margaret Beffort of Hankinson, Mrs. Frank Mitzel of Ellendale, ND.; Peter Roth of Nimrod, 
MN.; W. J. Roth, Mrs. Louis (Lena) Wirtz. Mrs. George (Georgina) Robinson of Hankinson, 
Raymond Roth of South St. Paul, MN.; Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Mc Donald, of Bremerton, WA. ; and 
Mrs. Howard (Josephine) Voeltz of Whittier, CA. ; also two brothers, Frank J. Roth of Donn- 
elly, MN., and Adam P. Roth of Hankinson, and forty nine grandchildren and twenty six great- 
grandchildren. 

Mrs. Roth was a member of the Tabernacle Guild and one of the oldest members of the 
Women's Catholic Order of Foresters. 

Funeral services were held from the St. Philip's Church on Tuesday morning with Monsig- 
nor G. C. Bierens celebrating the High Mass. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers 
were: Elroy Kinn, Joe Bimbaum, Peter Bommersbach, Martin Richied, Math Born and Jerry Hipp. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Out of town relatives 
and friends attending the funeral of Mrs. Lena Roth were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Roth of 
Donnelly, MN.; Ralph Roth, Chicago, XL.; Mrs. Frances Curran, Little Falls, MN . ; Mrs. Ted 
O'Hotto, Hopkins, MN.; Mrs. Richard Willson, Fairmount; Mrs. Elizabeth Salzwedel and son 
Bill, of Sheldon, ND.; Mrs. Art Burke and son of Thief River Falls, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. 
Donald Salzwedel and Walter Salzwedel of Fargo; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bommersbach, Sr., and 
Mrs. Anton Bommersbach, Jr., Larimore, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. David Bommersbach, Northwood, ND.; 
Misses Marion, Cecilia and Delores Bommersbach of Fargo; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gabbert, 
Wood Lake, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mitzel, Ellendale, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Roth and 
children of Sebeka, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Roth, So. St. Paul, MN. ; and Mr. and Mrs. Peter 
DeFea, Jr., of Milbank, SD. ^^^^^^^^^^^, February 23, 1956 

FRANK C. HERMES 

Frank C. Hermes, 64, lifelong resident of Richland County, died unexpectedly last 
Tuesday afternoon following a heart attack at his farm in Fairmount Township. 

Funeral services were held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Fairmount on Saturday 
at 10 AM., with Rev. Father John J. Grenier officiating. Interment was in St. Anthony's 
Cemetery at Fairmount with the Fairmount American Legion Post in charge of military rites. 

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Rosary was recited Thursday and Friday evenings at the Schmitt-Poulton Funeral Home in 
Wahpeton. 

Mr. Hermes was born on July 8th, 1891 in Summit Township. He had lived in the Fairmount 
community all of his life. He attended school there and married Maryanne Minnehan at Fair- 
mount on May 28th, 1918. 

He entered military service at Wahpeton in 1918 during World War I and served for 1 year. 
He farmed near Tyler for 2 years before moving to Fairmount Township where he had farmed since 

Mr. Hermes was a member of the Richland County Selective Service Board and had been act- 
ive in American Legion activities. 

Surviving are his wife at Fairmount: four sons, Gabriel, Claire and Frank, Jr., all of 
Fairmount and Raphael of Los Angeles, CA. ; five daughters, Mrs. Bud (Eulalie) Hafner of Fox- 
home, Mrs. Patrick (Anne Jeanne)Daley of Ortonville, Mrs. Howard (Rhoda) Holm of Minneapolis, 
Mrs. Carl (Leora) Schroeder of Fairmount, and Mrs. Wayne (Leola) Jenkins of Moriarty, NM.; 
seven brothers, Joseph of Mooreton, Carl of Wahpeton, Edward of Fairmount, Leo of Portland, 
OR., George of Shelton, WA. , Alfred of Youngstown, OH.; and Adolph of Regina, Sask., Canada; 
four sisters, Mrs. Joe Frederick of Wahpeton, Mrs. Mary Boelke and Mrs. J. B. Gilles, both of 
Tyler, Mrs. Arthur Anderson of Isanti, MN.; and twenty grandchildren. 

********** February 23, 1956 

FAIRMOUNT WOMAN CALLED TO MINOT BY DEATH OF BROTHER 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mrs. A. E. Maetnner of Fairmount left Saturday morning for Minot, ND. , 
after being called there by the death of her brother, Albert Pfahl, 43, of Minot, who was 
killed Thursday, Feb. 16th, in a train accident. 

Albert Pfahl was a fireman for the Great Northern Railroad. Funeral services were held 
on Monday, Feb. 20th. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. 

********** February 23, 1956 

BROTHER OF FAIRMOUNT MEN DIED SUNDAY 

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Zentgraf and Mr. and Mrs. George Zentgraf of Fairmount received 
word Sunday evening that their brother, Robert Zentgraf, of Moorhead, MN., died unexpectedly 
Sunday evening, Feb. 19th. ^ ^ ^ * * * ^ * * * February 23, 1956 

BROTHER OF FAIRMOUNT WOMAN DIED IN IOWA 

Mrs. Kate Hurdelbrink received word Friday that her brother, Pete Tuyneman of Inwood, 
lA. , died Friday morning, Feb. 24 th. 

********** March 1, 1956 

MANTADOR NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Lorry Krause attended the funeral services for Emil 

Mecklenberg at Wahpeton on Wednesday. 

********** March 8, 1956 

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Tiegs left early this Thursday morning for Leola, SD, to attend the 
funeral of Mrs. Tiegs' uncle, Julius Hoeft. Mr. Hoeft has visited in this community many 
Cimes. ********** March 15, 1956 



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FORMER ELMA FARMER BURIED at LIDGERWOOD 

Funeral services for Christ M. Berndt, 71, were held Monday afternoon, March 5th, at 
the Methodist Church in Lidgerwood. 

Born in Cleveland, OH., Christ Berndt came with his parents to Dakota Territory when 
he was three years old and grew up on the homestead they took up in what is now known as 
the Great Bend community. He began his lifetime career of farming in Elma Township, south- 
west of Hankinson. 

On Jan. 11th, 1906, he was married to Martha Ann Cannan by the Rev. E. F. Movius in the 
Lidgerwood Methodist parsonage. They lived in the Elma Township area for the next 48 years, 
moving to Fargo in 1951 to make their home with a daughter, Kathleen. 

After declining gradually during the last year, his condition became acute several 
weeks ago. His untimely death occurred at a Fargo hospital Friday morning, March 2nd. 

Survivors are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Kathleen) Picha, Fargo: Mrs. 
Joe (Margaret) Moore, San Diego, CA. ; Mrs. Leonard (Dorothy) Zierke, Pelican Rapids, MN . ; 
and Grace Berndt, R. N.,. Berkley, CA. ; five sons, Christ M. , Jr., Cayuga, Clifton G., Big 
Lake, Mn.,; Louis B., Pelican Rapids, MN. ; Daniel J., Hankinson and William D., of Lidger- 
wood; two brothers, William, Wright City, MO., and August of Pico, CA. , and 18 grandchildren. 

The Rev. Glen S. Gabel officiated at the funeral services at 2 PM. , Monday afternoon at 
the Methodist Church with interment at Pleasantview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Elroy Berndt, 
Reuben Berndt, Clinton Berndt, Art Hoefs, Elmer Berndt and Albert Franz. 

********** March 15, 1956 

RECEIVES WORD of DEATH of RELATIVE 

Andrew Jordahl received word Monday of this week of the death of his niece's husband, 
Harold W. Thorsen, 47, of Spokane, WA. He died on Feb. 24th, 1956, just ten hours after 
his uncle died and the double funeral was held on Feb. 27th. Harold was a victim of Multi- 
ple Sclerosis, having been ill for a little over two years. The Jordahl family met him for 
the first time on their trip to Spokane in September. 

********** March 15, 1956 

M. L. GALLAGHER DIED AT DICKINSON 
Friends in Hankinson received word this week that funeral services were held last 
Saturday morning for M. L. (Lou) Gallagher of Bismarck. Mr. Gallagher passed away a week 
ago Wednesday at Dickinson. He was a Soo Line conductor and at one time worked out of 
Hankinson. ********** March 22, 1956 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fenske and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Fenske motored 

to Wilmar, MN., to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Clara Bierbaum, which was held on 
Thursday afternoon. ********** March 22, 1996 

BROTHER of FAIRMOUNT WOMAN DIED MARCH 17th 

Mrs. 0. D. Ripley received word that her youngest brother, George Weir, of Dickinson, 
ND., died Saturday evening, March 17th. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon 
of this week. ********** March 22, 1956 



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R. AHRENS DIED of HEART ATTACK MONDAY 

A heart attack claimed the life of Randolph Ahrens, lifelong resident and well known 
farmer of the Hankinson community, as he was doing chores at his farm home on the east edge 
of Hankinson last Monday evening. He would have attained his fiftieth birthday the next day 
March 27th. 

Funeral services for Randolph John Ahrens are to be held on Good Friday afternoon at 
2 o'clock PM. , in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson, with the Rev. Gerhard C. Michael, 
pastor, conducting the service. 

Randolph Ahrens was born March 27th, 1906, to Henry Ahrens and his wife, Mary, nee 
Strega, in Duerr Township, Richland County. He was baptized and confirmed by the Rev. Jul- 
ius Cloeter. On March 23rd, 1928, he was married to Regina Budack of Hankinson. Two sons 
were bom to this union, Randolph, Jr., who is stationed at Lowry Air Force Base at Denver, 
CO., and Charles, who is at home. Mr. Ahrens lived on the farm in Duerr Township until the 
fall of 1952 when they moved to Hankinson, where they have resided since. At times, Mr. 
Ahrens helped out in the Langevin Meat Market. 

His passing is mourned by his aged father, Henry Ahrens ; his wife; two sons; his sis- 
ters, Mrs. Frank (Violet) Kadoun, of Lidgerwood, Mrs. Harry (Mildred) Landa of Sebeca, MN., 
and his brother, Harold, of Wahpeton, ND., as well as by other relatives and friends. 

Interment will be in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson, with the Wipperman Funeral 
Home in charge. A private service will be held at the Wipperman Funeral Home on Friday 
afternoon at 1:40. ********** March 29, 1956 

D. L. MEIDE's SISTER DIES in CALIFORNIA 

D. L. Meide received the sad news that his sister, Mrs. Lester Conn of Riverside, CA., 
passed away Sunday afternoon, after a lingering illness. 

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon. In the past 14 months, four members 

of Mr. Meide 's family have passed away two sisters, a brother and a brother-in-law. 

********** March 29, 1956 

MANTADOR NEWS Joe Foertsch left Sunday for Mount Calvary, WI., to attend the funeral 

of an aunt. He was accompanied by John Foertsch of Wyndmere, Mrs. Mary Krump of Hankinson 

and Joe Seurer of .Wahpeton. 

********** March 29, 1956 

WELL KNOWN FAIRMOUNT WOMAN DIED MONDAY 

Mrs. Carrie Schouweiler, 85, well known Fairmount woman, died Monday March 26th, 1956 

at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. 

(This article is printed on the curve of a bound book) Gleanings indicate that she was 

buried in Acacia Cemetery in St. Paul, MN. , beside her husband. 

She is survived by her three children and was preceded in death by her husband and two 

sons. ********** March 29, 1956 

FUNERAL for MRS. T. W. ROBEY ' s FATHER to be HELD THIS FRIDAY 

Mrs. T. W. Robey's father Wohlwend of Lidgerwood, who passed away Monday at 

hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday at Lidgerwood. 

********** April 5, 1956 

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LIDGERWOOD MAN KILLED by TRAIN 
A 62 year old Lidgerwood man was killed in a truck-train collision four miles north- 
west of Wahpeton at about 2:05 PM. , Tuesday. 

The victim was Ernest Schneider, owner of a Lidgerwood lumber yard, who was killed 
when the truck he was driving was struck by a Great Northern mail and passenger train. 

Investigators from the office of Richland County Sheriff Lambert K. Johnson said that 
Schneider's truck was struck as it crossed the tracks while heading east on a township road. 

Schneider was alone in the truck and apparently had been driving to a farm sale when 
the accident occurred. The train which struck the vehicle was the northbound Great Northern 
Fast Mail, No. 27. The train included twelve passenger and mail cars pulled by a Diesel 
engine. The force of the collision scattered the truck wreckage 150 feet along the railroad 
right-of-way. 

The Engineer of the train was Harry Jones of Fargo. Deputy Sheriff Harold Bolstad said 
that Jones told him he saw the truck begin to cross in front of the train. He applied the 
train brakes and the whistle, but was unable to stop. The train was due in Fargo at 2:45 PM. 
and was delayed 37 minutes. 

Schneider's body was taken to the Schmitt and Poulton Funeral Home in Wahpeton. Coroner 
Frank Schmitt indicated there will be no inquest. 

Schneider is survived by his wife and three daughters. 

********** April 5, 1956 

LAST RITES MONDAY for FORMER HOUSEKEEPER of FATHER STUDNICKA 

Miss Elizabeth Faust passed away Wednesday afternoon, April Ath at the Harriman Sanitor- 
ium at Grand Forks. Miss Faust was housekeeper for Father Studnicka here for many years. 

Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Philips Church. 
Friends may call at the Wipperman Funeral Home Saturday afternoon. 

********** April 5, 1956 

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Witte and son, Mark, of Hingham, MT. , visited in the Mrs. Paul 
Witte home on Monday, enroute to Wabasha, MN., to attend the funeral of his brother, Joe 
Witte. ********** April 5, 1956 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS. (There is a long article on the death and burial of Mrs. Carrie Schou- 
weiler that is on the curve of the bound paper) Items that could be read were: born on 
April 3, 1870 in Denmarck. Parents given names were Nels P and Elsie K. She was buried on 
March 19th, 1956 . Services were at the Methodist Church in Fairmount. Names of her sons 
were: Roy, Earl, Lloyd and Everett. Burial was in St. Paul on March 30th. 

********** April 5, 1956 

MOTHER of FAIRMOUNT WOMAN DIED MONDAY 
Mrs. Thomas of Cayuga died Monday, April 2nd, at the St. Francis Hospital. Mrs. Thomas 
is the mother of Mrs. Nathaniel Rodland of Fairmount. 

********** April 5, 1956 

FARGO SPORTS WRITER'S WIFE FORMERLY FROM HANKINSON VICINITY 

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Mrs. Eugene Fitzgerald, wife of the Fargo Forum's head sports writer, passed away 
suddenly on Sunday morning in Florida, the victim of a heart attack. 

According to sources in Hankinson, the late Mrs. Fitzgerald is a daughter of Louis 
Lenzen, pioneer Hankinson resident, who passed away several years ago. The late Mr. Lenzen 
was once employed by Paul Kinn here in the operation of a livery stable many years ago. 

She is a cousin of Tony Lenzen of Hankinson. 

********** April 12, 1956 

FORMER LAKD 'LAKES BOOKKEEPER VICTIM of HEART ATTACK 

Duane G. Bohn, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bohn, rural Tyler, died Thursday forenoon 
of a heart attack. Funeral services were held Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Tyler 
with the Rev. H. Schaefer officiating. 

Duane had been ill three times with rheumatic fever. The family was making arrangements 
for him to have heart surgery at the University Hospital in Minneapolis. 

He was seated on a chair in the family home reading a magazine when the attack came. He 
called to his mother saying "Mother, my heart has stopped," and then fell from the chair. 

Besides his parents, he leaves two brothers, Neil, 17, and Lyle, 9, both at home. 
Duane worked for the Land 0' Lakes Plant in Hankinson for about a year in 1953 as bookkeeper. 

********** April 12, 1956 

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Seivert, Mrs. Dan Jones, Mrs. Arthur Anderson and Joanne Witt 
attended the funeral services for the late Phillip Wohlwend Sr. , at Lidgerwood Friday after- 
noon. ********** April 12, 1956 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS Mr. and Mrs. August Sauter, Mr. and Mrs. James Sauter, and Mrs. 

Russell Mollander, all of near Hibbing, MN., were guests from Tuesday until Friday evening 
in the C. A. Kutzer, C. V. Kutzer and Lawrence Burlison, Jr., homes. They came to attend 
the funeral of Mrs. August Sauter's mother, Mrs. Anna Sprague. 

*********** April 12, 1956 

NULPH STRICKEN by HEART ATTACK 

Harry Nulph, long time resident of Hankinson and vicinity, was stricken with a heart 
attack late Wednesday afternoon at his home here. 

Mr. Nulph complained of not feeling well early in the afternoon but thought it was noth- 
ing serious. 

Funeral services will be held at the Wipperman Funeral Home at 2 PM. , Saturday afternoon, 
April 21st. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery near Hankinson. Friends may call at the 
Funeral Home after 1 o'clock PM. , on Friday. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be 
published nent week. ****^**^*^ ^p^^l 19^ 1956 



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0. MEDENWALDT DIES SUDDENLY 

Death came suddenly as a result of a heart attack to Otto A. Medenwaldt of Hankinson 
on Friday afternoon, April 13th. He had been busy making up some wood close to his home 
shortly before when he became ill, went to the local doctor and was taken to the hospital 
in Hankinson, where he passed away shortly after. 

Otto Medenwaldt was born Aug. 20th, 1892, the son of A. William Medenwaldt and Emma 
nee Krueger, on the farm just north of Hankinson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. 
John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township and given the name Otto Michael. 

On May 3rd, 1913, he was married to Annie Roeder and this union was blessed with four 
sons and four daughters. One of the sons, LeRoy, lost his life in an automobile accident 
several years ago. After living in Hankinson for a few years, after their marriage, work- 
ing on farms in the vicinity, they farmed from 1916 to 1918 in south Lidgerwood, moving on the 
the farm northwest of Hankinson, now owned by August Muehler, in 1918, living there until 
1945 when they moved into town, where the family has resided since. 

Mr. Medenwaldt's passing is mourned by his widow, Annie, of Hankinson, his sons, Norman 
of Foxhome, MN., Willard of Bensonville, IL., and Donald of Minneapolis; his daughters, Jud- 
ith (Mrs. W. R. Williams) of Minneapolis, Mabel (Mrs. Wm. Rodgers) of Detroit, Alice (Mrs. 
D. Wright) of Reed City, MI., and Stella (Mrs. Albert Best) of Minneapolis; 26 grandchildren; 
one great-grandchild; his brothers, Arthur R. of Hankinson, Ewald of New Effington, SD., 
and Richard of Lidgerwood, and his sisters, Ella (Mrs. William Bladow) of Hankinson, Selma, 
(Mrs. Peter Bommersbach) of Hankinson, Lena (Mrs. Alfred Bohn) of Wahpeton, Erma (Mrs. Nick 
Ehr) of Jessup, lA. , and Martha (Mrs. Sherman) of Los Angeles, CA. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 17th, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hank- 
inson, of which he was a member for many years, with the Rev. Gerhard C. Michael, pastor, 
preaching the sermon. Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery near Hankinson. The Wipper- 
man Funeral Home was in charge. 

Mr. Medenwaldt attained an age of 63 years, 7 months and 23 days. Only recently Mr. 
and Mrs. Medenwaldt had visited with their children at their various homes in Minnesota, 
Illinois and Michigan. ********** April 19, 1956 

LEINEN FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY AT FAIRMOUNT 

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Leinen, 73, who died Saturday evening at the St. 
Francis Hospital, were held on Tuesday at 10 AM., from St. Anthony's Church in Fairmount, 
with Rev. Greiner officiating. Interment was in St. Anthony's Cemetery. The rosary was 
prayed at 8 o'clock Monday evening at the Wipperman Funeral Home in Hankinson. 

Elizabeth Kinn was born in Brandenburg Township on Sept. 19th, 1882, and grew to woman- 
hood there. She was married to John Leinen on Nov. Uth, 190A, and they spent their entire 
life farming. Mr. Leinen died in 1945. There were eleven chldren, eight of whom survive 
the mother, three dying in infancy. 

Surviving are Mrs. John A. Roth (Mary) of Hankinson, Max, Jerome and Mrs. Harold Radke , 
(Florence) all of Milwaukee, Mrs. Thomas Egan (Anna) of Tyler, Michael and Lawrence and Mrs. 
Clarence Schmit (Phyllis) all of Fairmount. There are 40 grandchildren and one great-grand- 
child. 

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She is also survived by a brother and three sisters, Paul Kinn, Mrs. Frank. Brackin, 
Mrs. Frank. LaQua, and Mrs. Herman Bagus, all of Hankinson. 

********** April 19, 1956 

HARRY A. NULPH 
Last rites for Harry A. Nulph of Hankinson, were held at the New Wipperman Funeral 
Home on Saturday, April 21st, at 2 PM., with Rev. Frank T. Hirons , pastor of the Congregat- 
ional Church here, officiating at the Chapel. Members of the Hankinson Masonic Lodge con- 
ducted the graveside service at Hillside Cemetery. 

Mr. Nulph was born Aug. 11th, 1886, on a farm near Wyndmere, ND., the son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Charles Nulph. They later moved to Hankinson, where Mr. Nulph attended the public sch- 
ool. He was engaged in various businesses in Hankinson, operating a photo studio at the 
time of his death. In 1921, he became a member of the Masonic Order and was also a member 
of the £1 - Zagal Shrine of Fargo. 

On Oct. 2Ath, 1906, he was united in marriage to Lilly Evenson. Two children were born 
to them, Vivian (Mrs. Ralph Michalek) of Hankinson and Harold (Buddy) of Fargo. 

Surviving are his wife, two children, one sister, Mrs. Bill Smith of St. Paul, MN., 
three grandchildren, Gary and Beverly Nulph of Fargo, and Mrs. Robert A. Olson of Thief 
River Falls, MN. , and one great-grandson, Scott Olson, of Thief River Falls, MN. 

Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. Bill Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ted 
Milbrandt and children, Mr. and Mrs. Wally Milbrandt, all of St. Paul, MN. , Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Olson of Thief River Falls, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Nulph, Mr. and Mrs. Walter 
Domm, and Mrs. and Mrs. Marvin Haertling and family of Wyndmere, Mrs. Anna Jackson of Lid- 
gerwood and Mrs. Ruby Meisenholder, Moorhead, MN. 

********** April 26, 1956 

HUSBAND of FORMER CATHERINE BRINKMAN DIES at ATTICA, IN. 
Word has been received here that Robert Schuppert (husband of Catherine Brinkman, for- 
merly of Hankinson) died Sunday, April 22nd, at Attica, IN. Mr. and Mrs. Schuppert were 
married in Hankinson on May 22nd, 1953. He has been in failing health for some time. 

Mrs. Lenora Brinkman has been visiting in Lafayette, LA., and immediately took a plane 
to be with her daughter. **^**^*^** ^p^.^! 26, 1956 

SEVERAL FROM HERE ATTEND MELCHER RITES 
Funeral services for Mrs. Arnold Melcher of Minneapolis, MN., were held on Monday, 
April 30th, from the Thomson Brothers Funeral Home, Minneapolis, with Rev. Maynard Iverson 
officiating. 

Mrs. Melcher was born at Park Rapids, MN. , Oct. 6th, 1905. She passed away Friday, 
April 27th, following a long illness. 

Those attending the funeral from this vicinity were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kath, Mr. and 
Mrs. R. C. Bladow, Mrs. Albert Ernest, Ted Bladow, Elmer Gaedcke and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mel- 
cher of Breckenridge. 

********** May 3, 1956 



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ARTHUR MEDENWALDT 

Arthur H. Medenwaldt of Hankinson passed away rather suddenly on Friday morning, April 
27th, at the State Hospital at Jamestown. He had been in failing health ever since he suff- 
ered an attack of rheumatic fever three years ago. 

Funeral services were held in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson on Tuesday, May 1st, 
with the Rev. Gerhard C. Michael, pastor, delivering the sermon. Interment took place in 
the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson, with the Wipperman Funeral Home in charge. 

Arthur Medenwaldt was born in Brightwood Township, Richland County, August 16th, 1909, 
the son of Otto Medenwaldt and Anna, nee Milbrandt. He spent his entire life time in the 
Hankinson community, working on the section for the Soo Line Railroad. 

On Nov. 28th, 1939, he was married to Beatrice Rich of White Rock, SD. Three children 
were born to this union. The oldest, Harlan Woodrow, died in infancy. Janice Helen, 11, 
and Harvey, 6, survive their father. 

Mr. Medenwaldt 's passing at the age of 46 is mourned by his sorrowing widow, his child- 
ren, his aged parents, his brothers, Raymond and Erwin of St. Paul, and Woodrow, at home on 
the farm, as well as by many other relatives and friends. 

********** I^ay 3^ 1956 

WILLIAM GOLLNICK 

Funeral services for William August Gollnick were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church 
in Hankinson, the Rev. Gerhard C. Michael, pastor, on Tuesday afternoon. May 1st. 

William Gollnick fell asleep peacefully on Saturday afternoon, April 28th, at his home 
in Hankinson, on the 67th Anniversay of his Confirmation at St. John's Lutheran Church by 
the sainted pastor T. Hinck. He was born Sept. 13th, 1874, in St. Paul, MN., and attained 
the age of 81 years, 7 months and 15 days. 

With his parents, he came to Richland County in 1879, which at the time was known as 
Dakota Territory, and he spent his entire life time in the Great Bend and Hankinson terri- 
tory. He farmed for many years in Brandenburg Township, two miles south of Great Bend, 
retiring into Hankinson in the fall of 1943, residing there since then. 

William Gollnick was married twice, first to Anna Bohn in 1896, and then to Ora Griep- 
entrog on July 10, 1904. Three children were born to each union, and in each case one child 
died in infancy. He was not privileged to live too many years in marriage with his first 
wife as she preceded him in death but he was able to celebrate his Golden Wedding Anniversay 
at his home with the second Mrs. Gollnick in 1954, although he was in failing health. The 
last five or six years he was confined to his home because of failing health, receiving 
faithful and excellent care from his wife. 

Mr. Gollnick's passing is mourned by his sorrowing wife, his four children, Herman of 
Minneapolis, Hilda (Mrs. Henry E. Bohn) of Great Bend, Adelia (Mrs. Robert Duncan) of Madi- 
son, WI., and Arthur of Great Bend, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two broth- 
ers. Max of Hankinson and Rudolph of Great Bend, and one sister, Margaret, of St. Paul. One 
brother and seven sisters preceded him in death. 

Interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery at Hankinson, with the Wipperman Funeral Home 
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Relatives attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Gollnick 
of Minneapolis, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Duncan and son of Madison, WI . , Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
Nickel of Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schroeder and Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder of 
Detroit Lakes, MN., and Miss Ardell Foeltz of Minneapolis. 

********** May 3, 1956 

MRS. ANI-IA BEITO RITES FRIDAY AFTERNOON 
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Beito, who passed away at the Community Hospital in 
Sisseton, will be held Friday at Zion Lutheran Church at New Effington, at 2 PM. Rev. 
Lee Roy Eikanger will officiate. Burial will be in the Community Cemetery at New Effing- 
ton, SD. 

One of the daughters surviving is Mrs. Ewald Medenwaldt. The Wipperman Funeral Home is 
in charge of arrangements. ********** May 10, 1956 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF THEIR SISTER 
FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer, Mrs. William Marquardt, and Mrs. Paul 
Marquardt of Fainnount and Paul Meyer and daughter, Alvina of Fargo left Sunday for West 
Allia, WI., where they attended the funeral of their sister, Mrs. George (Bertha) Barforth. 

********** May 10, 1956 

FL'^IERAL RITES HELD for MRS. GEORGE BARFOTH 

Funeral services were held at the Good Shepherd's Lutheran Church at West Allis, WI., 
on Tuesday afternoon. May 8th, at 2:30 o'clock for Mrs. George Barfoth (Bertha Meyer), who 
passed away on Saturday morning. May 5th, at St. Joe's Hospital in West Allis, WI . She had 
undergone major surgery the middle part of April from which she did not recover. 

Bertha Meyer Barfoth, daughter of Gustav Meyer of Fairmount and the late Mrs. Gustav 
Meyer, was born Sept. 29th, 1901 in Germany. She came with her parents to the United States 
in 1902 and settled near Lidgerwood. She lived in Wahpeton and Dwight for many years. On 
Sept. 6th, 1938, she was united in marriage to George Barfoth at Dwight. They resided there 
for about two years, later moving to West Allis, WI., where they have since made their home. 

She was a member of the Good Shepherd's Lutheran Church at West Allis, WI. 

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, a son, Erwin Krause (a son by a previous 
marriage), two grand-daughters, her aged father, Gustav Meyer of Fairmount; five sisters, 
Mrs. Paul (Tillie) I^arquardt and Mrs. William (Hilda) Marquardt of Fainnount, Mrs. Oscar 
(Emma) Stia of Wyndmere, Mrs. Art (Lydia) Walter of Wahpeton and Mrs. Arnold (MarK^ret) Wal- 
ter of Wahpeton; seven brothers, Reinhold, August and Paul Meyer of Fargo, Fred of Brecken- 
ridge, Alfred of Wyndmere, William of Anacando, MT., and Albert Meyer of Fairmount. 

Those from this vicinity attending the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Meyer, 
Mrs. Paul Marquardt, Mrs. William Marquardt, all of Fairmount; Paul Meyer and daughter, Alv- 
vina, of Fargo; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Meyer and Mrs. Oscar Stai of Wyndmere, Mrs. Art Walter 
and Mrs. Arnold Walter of Wahpeton. 

********** May 17, 1956 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF GRANDMOTHER 
Rev. and Mrs. David Knecht and daughters left Saturday for Wheatland, MD., where they 

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attended the funeral on Saturday, May 12th, of Mrs. Knecht's grandmother, Mrs. William 
Sheldon, who passed away Tuesday, May 8th. 

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Wheatland with Rev. Knecht offic- 
iating at part of the service. 

********** May 17, 1956 

JOE CLASSEN DIED THURSDAY, MAY 17th 

Word has been received here from Mrs. P. H. White of St. Paul, MN., formerly of Fair- 
mount, that her brother, Joe Classen, of St. Paul, MN., died Thursday, May 17th. Funeral 
services were held on Monday of this week in St. Paul. 

********** j^y 24 1956 

CARL SWANSON PASSED AWAY SUNDAY, MAY 20th 

Carl A. Swanson, of Fairmount, 66, resident of Fairmount since a youth, died Sunday 
morning in the Veteran's Hospital at Ft. Snelling, where he had been a patient three weeks. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday at 2 PM., in Fairmount, at the Methodist Church 
with Rev. David Knecht officiating. Interment was in the Fairmount Cemetery with the Fair- 
mount Legion Post conducting military graveside rites. Schmitt-Poulton Funeral Home of 
Wahpeton is handling arrangements. Pallbearers were: members of the Fairmount Legion Post. 

Mr. Swanson was born Jan. 1st, 1890, at DeLong, IL., where he attended schools and 
spent his boyhood. When 17 years old, he came with his parents to North Dakota, in 1907. 
They settled on a farm near Fairmount. 

He married Julia Templeton of Fairmount on Oct. 12th, 1926, at Fairmount. They lived 
on the home place ever since. 

Mr. Swanson was well known in the Fairmount community. He had served on the Fairmount 
school board, was clerk of the township board and was very active in affairs of the Meth- 
odist Church, serving as chairman of the official board for many years. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles and Donald, both of Fairmount; three 
brothers, Leslie, Oscar and Arthur, all of Lebanon, OR., and two grandchildren. 

A brother, George, and a sister, Ella, and his parents preceded him in death. 

********** May 24, 1956 

SERVICES MONDAY for MRS. WHITE 

Mrs. M. M. White of Hankinson passed away Thursday, May 31st, at the St. Gerard's Hos- 
pital, after a lingering illness. Rosary will be at 7:30 PM Sunday at the Wippermsn Funeral 
Home. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock from St. Philip's Church. 

A complete obituary will be published in next week's Hankinson News. 

********** May 31, 1956 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF NEPHEW KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT IN SD. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Swanson and daughters left Friday morning for Plankinton, SD . , 

to attend the funeral of Mrs. Swanson's nephew, Robert P. Le Clair, 24, who was killed on 

Tuesday, May 22nd, in a car mishap. The accident was reported as occuring about 3 AM., and 

he was not discovered until 6 that same morning. Robert had received his navy discharge 3 

months ago and was employed as relief depot agent. He had been returning to his job when 

the accident occured. Funeral services were held Friday morning, May 25th. 

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CARL SWANSON 

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 24th, at 2 PM. , at the Methodist Church in 
Fairmount, for Carl Swanson, 66, of Fairmount, who died Sunday May 20th, at the Veterans 
Hospital at Ft. Snelling where he had been a patient for three weeks. Rev. David Knecht 
officiated at the service and Military rites were conducted at the cemetery. A quartet of 

the following Donald Naggatz of Wahpeton, Mrs. Gordon Williams, Mrs. Earl Schouweiler 

and Richard Williams sang two numbers, "In the Sweet By and By" and "Take Time to Be Holy" 
and a vocal solo "Going Home," was sung by Mrs. Gordon William. All were accompanied by the 
organist, Mrs. Leander Wawers. The pallbearers were Harley Swanson, C. R. Swanson, Adolph 
Zentgraf, Julian Poppe and Art Lindahl. Honorary pallbearers were Roy Branson, Ed Smith, 
F. P. Nelson, John Bostrom, Ed Nelson and William Campbell. 

Carl Swanson was a member of the American Legion at Fairmount . He was active in church 
affairs and had taught the senior class of the Methodist Sunday School for many years. 

Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. George Templeton of 
Elmwood, IL. ********** May 31, 1956 

NELS TWEETER, FORMER FAIRMOUNT MAN, DIES IN SLEEP WEDNESDAY 

Nels Tweeter, 82, International Fall, MN, , passed away in his sleep Wednesday morning. 
May 23rd. He was bom on June 11th, 1873, in Sweden and came with his parents to the United 
States when he was 7 years old. They settled near Wegdahl, MN. On June 17th, 1899, he was 
married to Sarah Mines at Wegdahl. They resided at Montevideo, MN. , and to this union five 
children were bom, of whom four survive. In 1913, the family moved to Fairmount where Mr. 
Tweeter was employed as conductor on the F. & V. Railroad until 1925, In 1929 they moved 
to International Falls, MN., where he worked in the M. & 0, Paper Mill until a couple of 
years ago when he retired. 

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon. May 26th, at the Zion Lutheran Church 
at International Falls with Rev. 0. E. Evans officiating. Burial was in the Hillside Cem- 
etery there beside the body of his wife. 

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Oliva Hanson of Wegdah, MN, , and four children: 
Harry of International Falls; three daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Vivian) Steele of International 
Falls; Mrs. Russell (Sylvia) Raboin of Longview, WA. ; and Mrs. Cecil (Frances) Zillgitt of 
Fairmount. 14 Grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in 
death by his wife, Sarah, in 1945 and one daughter, Mrs. Blanche Miller of Fairmount in 
April of 1955. 

Those from this vicinity attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Zillgitt and 

daughter Carmen, Glen Swanson, all of Fairmount, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Zillgitt, Mr. and Mrs. 

William Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Miller of Breckenridge . 

********** May 31, 1956 

FRIEDA BEHLE DIES SUDDENLY 

Frieda Louise Behle passed away suddenly at her home southwest of Hankinson on Sunday 

evening, June 3rd, at 9:45, at the age of 57 years and 19 days. 



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Frieda Louise Behle was born on May 16th, 1899, ac Buckmann, MN . , and was Che daugh- 
ter of Henry Behle and his wife, Johanette, nee Schuttler, who preceded her in death. 
Frieda came to the Hankinson community with her parents in 1902, when she was 3 years old. 
She was baptized on June 11, 1899, and confirmed in the Evangelical and Reformed Church 
on March 31st, 1912. The deceased was a life long member of this church, but was unable to 
attend for many years. 

She leaves to mourn her passing five brothers; Henry and Christian of Hankinson; Fred- 
rich and Carl of Adrian, ND., and William of Page, ND.; also five sisters, Louise, Nettie 
and Anna at the home place near Hankinson; Katherine of Hankinson and Maria of Breckenridge , 
MN. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, June 6th, at the VJipperman Funeral 
Home and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Burial was in the Evangelical and Reformed 
Cemetery. Rev. F. W. Paul officiated. The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of the 
arrangements. * * * * * ^ * ^ ^ ^ j^^^ 7^ ^^5^ 

ERNEST TISCHER DIES in SLEEP 

Funeral services for Ernest Reinhard Tischer of Hankinson, ND., are to be held at Imm- 
anuel Lutheran Church, the Rev. Gerhard C. Michael, pastor, officiating on Friday afternoon 
June 8th, at 2 PM. 

Ernest Tischer died in his sleep early Sunday morning, June 3rd, at his home south of 
Great Bend. Death came very unexpectedly as he had been enjoying good health and had not 
complained of being sick. 

He was born April 1st, 1893, at Good Thunder, MN., the son of Gottfried Tischer and 
his wife, Helen, nee Heidner, spending his youth at Good Thunder. 

He was married to Ida Hubrig January 15th, 1919 at Wahpeton, and began farming south 
of Great Bend, where he spent the rest of his life time. This union was blessed with ten 
children, all of whom survive their father. There was also one stillborn child. 

Ernest Tischer is survived by his widow, Ida, nee Hubrig; his aged father-in-law, Gust 
Hubrig, who made his home at the Tischer farm these last years, and for whom he did very 
much; his children, Mrs. Carl (Viola) Cast of Breckenridge, I^IN., Leonard of rural Wahpeton; 
Mrs. Milton (Mabel) Miller of Wahpeton; Raymond of Bend, OR.; Mrs. Gordon (Verna) Kensrud 
of San Diego, CA. ; Reuben of Fairmount, ND.; Mrs. Harold (Elaine) Lien of Valley City, ND. ; 
I-lark of vJahpeton; Mrs. Kenneth (Margaret) Nipstad of Fargo and Dennis of Hankinson; by his 
brothers, William and Fred of Good Thunder, MN.; Arthur of Mankato, and his sisters, Mrs. 
Fred (Anna) Hansel, Mrs. Arthur (Elsie) Preus and Mrs. Arnold (Elsie) Bunde, all of Good 
Thunder, IW . One brother preceded him in death in childhood. 

There are 28 grandchildren. One grandchild preceded him in death. He attained the 
age of 63 years, 2 months and 2 days. 

Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Wipperman Funeral Home at Hankinson. 

********** June 7, 1956 



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MRS. M. raiTE 

Mrs. Michael M. White, resident of Hankinson for 46 years, passed away in the St. 
Gerard Hospital on Thursday, May 31st. She had been ill for five months. 

Born at Paynesville, MN., July I2th, 1894, Mrs. White was the former Millie Pick, dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. John Pick. She was married on Dec. 16th, 1905 to Mr. M. M. White at 
Wahpeton, ND. 

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, two sons and one daughter, Mrs. James A. 
Parsons (Marvel) of 1613 7th St. N., of Fargo, ND., John E. of Hankinson and Jeffry J. of 
Minneapolis, MN.; three grandchildren, Michael, Patricia and Vicki. A daughter, Marjorie, 
preceded her in death in 1924. A brother, John Pick, of Midale, Sask.; two sisters, Mrs. 
F. D. Blake of St. Cloud, MN., and Mrs. Ann Geisler of San Diego, CA. , also survive. 

Funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Monday morning at St. Philip's Church in Hank- 
inson and interment was at St. Anthony's Cemetery at Fairmount. Active pallbearers were 
John Hentz, Joseph Krump, Richard Healy, Axel Pedersen, Walter Ernst and Matt Born. The 
Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Those attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blake and daugh- 
ter, Violet Campbell, of St. Cloud, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. D. Flury of Detroit Lakes, MN., Mrs. 
C. T. Arts of Midale, Sask., Capt. and Mrs. M. A. Peterson of Lee's Hall, VA. , Abe Peter- 
son of Sauk Rapids, MN.; Mrs. Mary Toms, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rassier of Fairmount, Mr. and Mrs. 
H. H. Parsons of Fessenden, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. Homer Berg of Fargo, Mrs. Amanda Payne, Mr. 
and Mrs. Willard Bohn of Rutland, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Jarski of Mantador. 

********** June 7, 1956 

NICHOLAS KLEIN RITES HELD HERE 

Nicholas Klein, 83, of Rosholt, died Sunday in the St. Francis Hospital where he had 
been a patient since May 24th. 

Funeral services were held at the St. Philips Church at Hankinson on Wednesday. Burial 
was at the Catholic Cemetery beside his wife and son. 

********** June 14, 1956 

STEPMOTHER DIES at ORANGE CITY, FLORIDA 

Mrs. E. W. Green received the sad news of the death of her step-mother, Mrs. Oscar 
Billey of Orange City, FL. Mrs. Billey passed away June 9th. Mrs. Green left Tuesday for 
Ellendale to attend the funeral. 

Interment was in the Savo Evangelical Cemetery in South Dakota. 

********** June 14, 1956 

CLASSMATE DIES IN DRONING ACCIDENT 
Irvin Moeller received word Tuesday that one of his classmates, Howard Schaller, 17, 
whose home is in Hewitt, MN., died Sunday, June 17th., when he drowned in a swimming pool 
accident at Ellendale, ND. He was employed at Ellendale for the summer months. Howard 
Schaller is a former Ellendale boy, as his parents moved to Hewitt recently. 

Irvin Moeller of Fairmount and another classmate, Gerhard Michael of Hankinson, are 
pallbearers for the funeral to be held at the Zion Lutheran Church at Ellendale, ND., on 
Wednesday, June 20th. ********** june 21, 1956 

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MRS. MAHLER RITES HELD THURSDAY 

Mrs. Louise Mahler, nee Frankfurth, a long time resident of the Hankinson area, passed 
away at the St. Gerard Hospital in Hankinson on Monday afternoon, July 2nd, as the result 
of a heart attack. She had been in poor health for some time and had been taken to the 
hospital recently, but apparently was on the road to recovery at the time. 

Mrs. Mahler was born March 1st, 1883 at Melrose, MN., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Frankfurth, one of fourteen children. At the age of five, she moved with her parents 
to a farm four miles northeast of Hankinson. She was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church 
at Great Bend. 

On Oct. 24th, 1899, she was married to Edward Mahler at Great Bend by the Rev. T. Hinck. 
Three children were born to this union, Edgar of Toledo, OR., Herbert of Lidgerwood , ND. and 
Lucille (Mrs. A. Wieser) of rural Fairmount, ND., all of whom survive their mother. 

Her husband, Edward Mahler preceded her in death on Aug. 24th, 19A7. They had farmed 
previously in Waldo Township, having moved to Hankinson in 1946. Of her brothers and sis- 
ters, the following remain to mourn her passing; Rudolph Frankfurth of Ashley, ND . , Otto 
Frankfurth of Wahpeton and Emma (Mrs. Andrew Matheson) of Story City, lA. There are eleven 
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who mourn her passing. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Hankinson, of 
which Mrs. Mahler was a member. Interment was at the Lutheran Cemetery, with the Wipperman 
Funeral Home of Hankinson in charge of arrangements. 

Six nephews, Myron Frankfurth, Robert Mahler, William Mahler, Ed Schmidt, Fred Mahler 
and Walter Mahler, served as pallbearers. 

Mrs. Mahler attained the age of 73 years, 4 months and 1 day. 

********** July 5, 1956 

UNCLE DIES at SALEl-I, OREGON 

Mrs. Ed Krause and Allen Popp received word that their uncle, G. P. Armstrong, of 
Salem, OR., passed away on June 27th. 

He was a Hankinson resident a number of years ago. He worked as bookkeeper at a mill- 
ing company. ********** July 5, 1956 

MANTADOR NEWS ITEMS Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mersch accompaned Mr. and Mrs. Pete Trapp 

of Mooreton to Randolph, NE. , Monday morning, to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. 
Anna Naber. ********** July 5, 1956 

ATTEND FUNERAL of BROTHER-IN-LAW 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schmitt and family left Friday for Madison, WI . , after receiving 
word Thursday of the death of Joe Schmitt's brother-in-law. Herman Miller, 59, who died 
Wednesday, July 11th. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday morning. The Joe Schmitt family returned to 

Fairmount Monday evening. 

********** July 19, 1956 

FORMER BUSINESSMAN HERE DIES at COLD SPRINGS, MN. 
Word has been received here of the death of John M. Ivetz of Hankinson, who for the 
past several months had been staying at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Stiel, 

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at Cold Springs, MN. Mr. Ivetz passed away Monday, July 23rd. A complete obituary will 

be published in next week's News. 

********** July 26, 1956 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT LADY DIES IN CALIF. 

Mrs. Mabel Templeton of Monterey Park, CA., died on July 17th, 1956. She was born on 
March 12th, 1887, in Illinois. She was married to Harry Templeton and they moved to North 
Dakota in 1908 residing in Fairmount for a number of years before moving to California. . 
Her husband, Harry, passed away on January 31st, 1951. 

She is survived by three children, two sons, and Owen Templeton of California 

and one daughter, (Leone Buck, Sr.) of Fairmount, ND.; two grandchildren, 

Mrs. Clarence Bladow of Wahpeton and Fred Buck, of Fairmount and one great-grandchild, 

Bradley Buck, of Fairmount. 

********** July 26, 1956 

FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIES in INDIANA 
Word was received here by friends Tuesday that Delmer "Beano" Smith of Indianapolis, 
IN., died suddenly of a heart attack on Tuesday morning, July 24th. It was reported that 
he became ill and died enroute to the hospital. 

Delmer was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. I. A. Smith of Fairmount. He is survived 
by his wife and three children, one brother, Irvin Smith of Bismarck and one sister, Mrs. 
John (Catherine) Birtel, of Minot, ND. 

********** July 26, 1956 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. A. Scheidegger of Fairmount left Wednesday for Rhinelander, WI . , to 
attend the funeral of Robert Luethy. Mr. Luethy was the brother of Mrs. Scheidegger. 

********** July 26, 1956 

KUEMPER KILLED in ROAD MISHAP 
Word was received here early this morning (Thursday) that Bernard Kuemper, 33, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kuemper of Hankinson was killed about 4:30 AM., near Devils Lake, where 
he was employed on a road construction job. 

Details of the mishap were not available as the NEWS goes to press today, but it is 
known that he worked the night shift on a rock crushing machine for the Haggert Construction 
Company. He is survived by his wife, parents, brothers and sisters. 
A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** August 2, 1956 

ATTEND FUNERAL IN IOWA 

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Swanson and his mother, Mrs. Alice Swanson, left Friday for Daven- 
port, lA. , after receiving word of the death of George Nelson, who is the husband of Mrs. 
Alice Swanson's sister. 

The funeral was held on Saturday. The Swanson's plan to visit with other relativs, 
before returning home. ********** August 2, 1956 



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FORMER FAIRMOUNT RESIDENT DIED at DAZEY 
Mrs. Sid (Hattie) Berglin, 63, died Sunday, July 29th, in a Valley City, ND. hospital. 
Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock on Thursday, Aug. 2nd, in our Saviour's Lutheran 
Church in Dazey, ND., the Rev. Gordon Hanson officiating. Oliver's Chapel of Valley City 
was in charge. 

Born on May 22nd, 1893, at Dazey, she was married to Mr. Berglin at Dazey in 1922. 
They resided in Fairmount for 21 years before moving back to Dazey 12 years ago. 

She leaves her husband; a son, Darrel (Kelly) Berglin of Watertown, SD. ; four daughters, 
Mrs. James (Delores) Robinson of Leavenworth, KS . , Mrs. William (Arlene) Quick of Dazey, 
Mrs. Chet (Helen) Piontkowski of Portland, OR., and Janet at home; a sister, Mrs. Gladys 
Sandine of North Bend, OR., and six grandchildren. 

********** August 2, 1956 

BERNARD KUEMPER 
Bernard Kuemper, 36, Hanklnson man was suffocated in the hopper of a rock crushing 
machine on a highway construction job near Carpio, ND., early last Thursday morning, Aug. 
2nd. It was first reported that he had been crushed to death but an autopsy disclosed that 
death was caused by suffocation. 

Funeral mass was held from St. Philip's Church here Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock. 
Monsignor G. C. Bierens celebrated the Mass. Rosary was recited at 7:30 PM. , at the Uipp- 
erman Funeral Home. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joe Krump, Elroy 
Kinn, Frank Kinn, Elmer Bladow, Walter Hartleben and Bill Wieser. 

The road construction crew was working on U. S. 52 in the Carpio area. Sheriff C. 
Westlake said Kuemper either slipped or was caught by a rock sliding into the hopper of the 
machine. He apparently was not noticed Immediately and by the time the machine could be 
stopped he was dead. The accident occurred at about 1:30 AM. The work is carried on 24 
hours a day. Kuemper and his wife were living at a trailer camp at Carpio, which is 15 
miles west of Minot. 

Bernard C. Kuemper was born at Ivanhoe, MN., July 3rd, 1921, the son of Mr. and Mrs. 
Leo Kuemper. Most of his life was spent in Hankinson, where he attended schools. He was 
employed by the Haggart Construction Company of Fargo for whom he had worked the past 5 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his parents; brothers, Elmer of Minneapolis, Garret, 
Champaign, IL., Vernon in the Armed Forces; sisters, Mayme Schnell of Hankinson, Lucille 
Thurman, Richland, WA. There are eight nieces and four nephews. 

Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Thur- 
man and sons of Richland, WA.; Mr. and Mrs. Garret Kuemper, Champaign, IL; Vernon Kuemper 
Omaha, NE.; Elmer Kuemper, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kuemper and family, Sioux Falls, 
SD.; Mr. and Mrs. Al J. Kuemper, Joe Kuemper, and Isador Kuemper of Worthington, MN.; Law- 
rence Kuemper, Pipestone, MN.; Mrs. Veronica Fritz, Garvin, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. John Groen, 
Miss Mavis Fust, and Mr. and Mrs. John Groen, Jr., of Minneapolis, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernie 
Matuska and son of Huron, SD. ; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Olson, Porter, MN. ; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fust 
and family, Geneseo, ND.; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Snyder and family, Wyndmere; Mr. and Mrs. John 

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Kuruc and boys, Colfax; Mrs. Phil Hallett and Mrs. Don Tayer of Mllnor; Miss Donna Differ- 
ding, Hankinson; Mr. and Mrs. John Jorgenson, Morris, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brekel, Breck- 
enridge; Howard Sheppard and sons, Sisseton, SD.; Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Renville and son of 
Enemy Swin, SD.; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Goodsell and Carol, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dahlman, Mr. and Mrs. 
Alton Hansen and Bob Haggard of Carpio, ND., and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wisnewski and daughters of 
Lidgerwood. ********** August 9, 1956 

Mr. and Mrs. George Schuett attended the funeral of Mrs. Frank Hamerlik's mother held 
at Wahpeton on Tuesday morning. 

********** August 9, 1956 

GREAT BEND NEWS Mr. and Mrs. Ben Loll, Mrs. Ed Loll, Sr., and Luella attended a 

funeral at Paynesville, MN., Wednesday for Howard Heitke, 21. This Tuesday they attended 
the funeral of William Heitke, father of Howard. William Heitke is a nephew of Mrs. Ed 

Loll, Sr. ********** August 9, 1956 

Joe Mongoven received a message Thursday that his brother, A. J. Mongoven, of East 
Grand Fork, MN., had passed away suddenly. Mr. and Mrs. J. Mongoven, accompanied by his 
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mongoven, of Sioux Falls, SD., left Thursday 
evening for East Grand Forks. The funeral services were held on Saturday morning. The 
Mongovens returned home on Sunday. 

********** August 9, 1956 

FRANK JARSKI DIES TUESDAY 
Funeral services for Frank Jarski, who passed away Tuesday evening, August 14th at 
St. Gerard's Hospital, will be held Saturday, Aug. 18th, at 9 AM., from the St. Philip's 
Church. Monsignor G. C. Bierens conducting the funeral mass. Burial will be in Calvary 
Cemetery, Hankinson. 

Frank Jarski was born in Austria, June 6th, 1880. He came, with his family, to America, 
settling at Hankinson in the year 1904. He was employed by the Soo Line railroad up until 
his retirement. 

Surviving are four sons and four daughters; Martin of Wimbledon, ND.; John of Hankin- 
son; Joe, Minneapolis, MN.; Jake, Newtown, ND.; Ann (Mrs. Joe Ehlias) Peshtigo, WI . ; Mary 
Jarski, Minneapolis, MN.; Elizabeth (Mrs. Sam Hartman) , Milwaukee, WI.; and Catherine (Mrs. 
Roland Pahl) , Great Lakes, IL. 

Rosary will be recited at the Wipperman Funeral Home at 7:30 PM. , Friday. 

********** August 16, 1956 

MRS. HILDA NELSON DIES THURSDAY 
Mrs. Peter (Hilda) Nelson passed away this Thursday morning, Aug. 16th, at the St. 
Gerard Hospital after a lingering illness. 

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 19th, at 1:30 from the Wipperman Funeral 
Home, and at 2 PM. , at the Congregational Church. Friends may call after 3 PM. , Saturday 
at the funeral home. 

A complete obituary will be published in next week's issue of the Hankinson News. 

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THEO. BIRNBAUl^ RITES FRIDAY 
Theodore P. Birnbaum passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14th, at the St. Francis Hospital, in 
Breckenridge, MN. 

Funeral mass for Theodore P. Birnbaum will be held on Friday morning, August 17th, at 
9 AM., at the St. Philip's Church, with Monsignor G. C. Bierens conducting the mass. Inter- 
ment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Hankinson. 

Mr. Birnbaum was born Oct. 3rd, 1893, in Elma Township, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore 
Birnbaum. He lived his entire life in Elma Township. He attended the rural school, later 
entering the service of his country in World War I. On Oct. 9, 1923, he was united in mar- 
riage to Augusta Pilashi. To this union were born Julia (Mrs. Maurice Lenzen) , Hankinson; 
Deloris (Mrs. Helvick) , Roundup, MT.; Francis, Theodore, Jr., and Leonard, all of Hankin- 
son. Two children, Gertrude and Joanne preceded him in death. Also surviving are his sis- 
ters, Tillie and Clara, and brothers, Mike and Joe, of Hankinson. John passed away several 
years ago. 

Mr. Birnbaum was active in civic and township affairs. He served many years as town- 
ship supervisor and was a director of the Hankinson Co-op Creamery at the time of his 
death. 

Rosary will be recited at the Wipperman Funeral Home at 7:30 PM. , Thursday. 

********** August 16, 1956 

MRS. MARION HEIN DIES at TACOMA, WA. 

Mrs. Marion Hein, Tacoma resident since 1938, died Saturday morning in Bremerton, WA., 
where she was visiting at the home of her brother. 

Mrs. Hein was born in Wahpeton, ND., and lived there until her marriage to Louis E. 
Hein in 1910. They went to Underwood, ND., and then to Plentywood, MT., where they lived 
for 25 years before going to Tacoma, WA. She was a member of the First Congregational 
Church in Tacoma, the Order of Eastern Star in Plentywood, MT., and Past Matrons Club., 
0. E. S., at Yelm, WA. 

Surviving are her husband, Louis E. Hein at the home, 229 S. 60th St., Tacoma, WA.; 
her brother, Floyd in Bremerton, WA. ; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Truax, Beverly Hills, CA. and 
Mrs. Elizabeth Spaulding, Pasco, WA. ; sisters-in-law. Miss Lora Hein, Mrs. K. D. Graham and 
Mrs. Ruby Hein, all of Aberdeen, WA. ; Mrs. Jennie Hein of Chinook, MT., and a brother-in-law 
Paul Kinn, of Hankinson, and several nieces and nephews at various addresses. 

Funeral services were held at 11 o'clock, Aug. 7th, at the Elerding Chapel in Aberdeen, 
with the Rev. James F. Moore officiating. Interment followed in Fern Hill Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were: Lester Jensen, Paul Nelson, Russell Narris, George Mc Kenzie, Frank 

Leet and Frank Warren, all of Tacoma. 

********** August 16, 1956 

Going to Minneapolis on Friday to attend the funeral services for Percy Reynolds, Sr., 
were Art Weber, Mrs. Ervin Falk, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause and daughter, Minnie and Oscar 
Krause of Wahpeton. ********** August 16, 1956 



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MRS. HILDA NELSON 

Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda Nelson of Hankinson were held on Sunday afternoon, 
Aug. 19th, at the Congregational Church in Hankinson, with Rev. Frank T. Hirons officiating. 
Mrs. Nelson passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 16th, at the St. Gerard Hospital. 

Hilda Nelson was born in Sweden on Aug. 5th, 1877. She was baptized as a child and 
confirmed at the age of 14 in the Lutheran faith. At the age of 21, she came to America 
and stayed at the farm home of her brother, Olaf Anderson. She married Peter Nelson on Mar- 
ch 13th, 1901. They settled on a farm in Elma Township, seven miles southwest of Hankinson. 
They resided on the same farm until 1941, when they moved into Hankinson. In 1944, her hus- 
band passed away and she went to live with her daughter, Anna, Mrs. Gustave Neumann. She 
was a member of the Congregational Church. 

She leaves to mourn six children; Helen, Mrs. Edward Sand, on the home place; Anna, 
Mrs. Gustave Neumann, Hankinson; Alice, Mrs. Melvin Sand, Kindred; Edward, Fargo; Clarence, 
Hankinson and Elroy, Fargo; three grandchildren, one brother, Olaf, of Denhoff, ND., and 
one sister-in-law, Mrs. Hulda Nelson and nephews, Harry Nelson of Denhoff and Albin of Colo- 
rado. 

Pallbearers were Joe Motis, 0. A. Oliver, L. K. Vick, Palmer Shelley, Chris Behle and 
Julius Rossow. Interment was in the Congregational Cemetery at Hankinson. The Wipperman 
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

********** August 23, 1956 

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hill went to Oelwein, LA., Sunday to attend the funeral of his 
mother, Mrs. C. W. Hill. They returned to their home this Thursday morning. 

********** August 23, 1956 

HEART ATTACK FATAL to OTTO ZIEGELMAN 

Otto Ziegelman, prominent Great Bend farmer, was stricken by a heart attack on Wednes- 
day afternoon, Aug. 29th, as he was walking from a car in his yard to the door of his home. 
Death came almost instantly. 

The 61 year old farmer came out into the yard as Henry Hjelmstad of Hankinson and a 
Minnesota paint representative drove up to see Emil Ziegelman, who was in the house. As 
he was returning to the house to call Emil Ziegelman, he collapsed. A doctor and ambulance 
was summoned. Mr. Ziegelman resides on a farm three miles northwest of Great Bend. Otto 
Ziegelman has been operating the Emil Ziegelman farm for the past 17 years. 

Mr. Ziegelman had been afflicted with a coronary condition for sometime prior to the 
fatal attack on Wednesday. 

No funeral arrangements have been made at this writing, but the funeral will be held 
from Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend, with the Rev. R. Teuscher, pastor, conducting 
the last rites. ********** August 30, 1956 

SONORA NBJS Mr. and Mrs. George Mahler and family left Monday for Jamestown, ND. , 

to attend the funeral of Mrs. Mahler's mother, Mrs. Nels Anderson, who passed away at the 

St. Francis Hospital on Monday. 

********** August 30, 1956 

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MOTHER OF FAIRMOUNT MAN DIED SUNDAY 
llrs. Anna Boehning, 86, of Lidgen-jood died suddenly Sunday morning, August 26i:h, at 
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Roeder, at Lidgerwood. Mrs. Boehning is the mother of 
John Boehning of Fairmount. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church at Lidger- 
wood on Wednesday afternoon. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

********** August 30, 1956 

BOEHNING FUNERAL HELD WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 29th, at 2 o'clock at Immanuel Luther- 
an Church at Lidgerwood for Mrs. Julius Boehning (Anna) Boehning, 86, who died Sunday, Aug. 
26th in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Roeder, of Hankinson. The Rev. Paul Massel 
officiated, with Walby Funeral Home in charge. 

Mrs. Boehning was born in Germany and came to this country when she was seven. She 
settled in Great Bend, then Dakota Territory, and in September of 1889, she was married to 
Mr. Boehning. They moved to a farm near Lidgerwood. Mr. Boehning died in 1921. 

She was the mother of 14 children, two preceding her in death. Surviving are five 
daughters, Mrs. Paul Kut'ter, Claire City, SD., Mrs. Robert Muehler, Hankinson, Mrs. Gustine 
Wahl, Lidgerwood, Mrs. Lawrence Porter, Chicago and Mrs. Roeder; seven sons, John of Fair- 
mount, Arthur of Lidgerwood, Alfred of Geneseo, Herbert of Chicago, Rudolph of Moose Lake, 
WA. , Ewald of Hankinson and Julius of Wheaton, M. 

Two sisters, Mrs. Martha Cast and Mrs. Gustina Gehler and a brother, Herman Stoltenof, 
all of Wahpeton; 34 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild 
also survive. ********** August 30, 1956 

MRS. HELEN RISVOLD FUNERAL on FRIDAY 

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Risvold of New Effington, SD., will be held on Aug. 
31st from the home in New Effington and at the Gisvold Lutheran Church, Victor, SD., at 
2 PM. Rev. G. Gjevre will officiate 

Mrs. Risvold passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28th. She is an aunt of Knudson of 

Hankinson and has visited here often. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Wipperman 
Funeral Home. ********** August 30, 1956 

Mrs. Elmer Meide received a message on Labor Day, stating that her father, Mike Miller, 
of Montana had passed away that day. Mrs. Meide left to attend the funeral. 

********** September 6, 1956 

JOHN M. IVETZ 

John M. Ivetz, long time resident of Hankinson and former businessman, passed away at 
the home of his sister, Mrs. Anton Steil, at Cold Springs, MN., July 23rd, 1956, where he 
had spent the last few months, after being hospitalized in the St. Gerard Hospital and in 
Fargo. 

Mr. Ivetz was born in Semic, Camiola, Austria, in 1879 and came to America at about 
14 years of age. He attended St. John's University at Collegeville , I-IN., and taught rural 
schools to raise funds to further his education. He studied pharmacy and also optometry 
and during his last few years in Hankinson, while semi-retired, he continued optometry and 

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also some watch repair work. 

Mr. Ivetz was buried in the Cold Spring Cemetery next to his mother's grave. 

********** September 13, 1956 

ATTENDS FUNERAL of BROTHER 

Mrs. G. E. Ballard left Thursday for St. Paul where she attended the funeral on Friday 
Sept. 7th, of her brother, Clayton J. Champion, 79, who died on Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 1956. 
He was taken to Eau Claire, WI., for burial. 

Mr. Champion was a banker at the Bank of Rosholt, SD., for many years. Mrs. Ballard 
returned on the train to Fargo on Sunday where she joined her husband and their granddaughter 
Karen Dahlen. ********** September 13, 1956 

EMIL PONATH RITES HELD TUESDAY at GREAT BEND 

Funeral services for Emil Ponath, 86, who died Sunday at the St. Francis Hospital, 
were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, 
with Rev. Teuscher officiating. 

A services was held at the Wipperman Funeral Home in Hankinson at 2:A5, preceeding 
the service at the church. 

Emil Ponath was born in Germany and came to this country with his parents as a lad 
of 8 years. The family came to Glencoe, MN., then came by covered wagon to North Dakota. 
His parents homesteaded the farm where he spent his entire life. 

He married Anna Boelke at Great Bend, the late Rev. Hinck officiating at the marriage. 
Mrs. Ponath died in 1938 and he had made his home since with his daughter. Miss Effie Pon- 
ath. He is survived by two children, A. W. Ponath of Appleton, WI., and Miss Effie. There 
are three grandchildren. 

Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife in the family lot. The Wipper- 
man Funeral Home of Hankinson was in charge of the arrangements. 

********** September 20, 1956 

LILLEGARD FOUND DEAD IN HIS APARTMENT 

I. E. Lillegard, prominent Wahpeton businessman for many years, was found dead in his 
apartment above the garage by employees last Tuesday morning. Time of his death was thou- 
ght to have been- about midnight Monday. He lived alone in the apartment. Well known throu- 
out the county, Mr. Lillegard was 65 years of age. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from Bethel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton 
at 2 PM. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in rural Wahpeton. 

********** September 30, 1956 

FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT DIES in CANADA 

Funeral services for Leathea Charlotte Rahn, wife of Richard Rahn, Power House Road, 
Armstrong, B. C. Canada, and a niece of C. F. Buckhouse, Fred Buckhouse and Emelia Schroe- 
der of Hankinson, were held from St. James Anglican Church on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, 
the Rev. C. E. Lonsdale officiating. 

The final rites were attended by a large family group and many friends and neighbors of 
the deceased. Mrs. Rahn was a former resident of Hankinson. 

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Mrs. Rahn's death took place in a Armstrong hospital last Thursday evening, Aug. 23rd, 
the result of most unusual circumstances, l-fhile opening a jar of fruit, it exploded, a 
glass splinter piercing the main artery of the neck. She was taken to Armstrong hospital, 
passing away Thursday despite medical aid. She was 53 years old. 

The former Leathea Charlotte A. Terwilliger was born at Hankinson, fTO. She married 
Mr. Richard Rahn in Wisconsin on Feb. 22nd, 1922 and that same year they moved to Alberta. 
Mr. and Mrs. Rahn and family came to Armstrong district in 1934, making their home east of 
the city. They resided in Enderby for several years, retumg to this district this spring. 

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Carl and Richard, both of Armstrong; 
four daughters, Margaret Ann at home; Mrs. MJ.nnie Flanders, Armstrong; Mrs. Pearl Jones, 
Sicamous; Mrs. Bertha Gillick, Vernon and Mrs. Anna Schneider of Rutland; also her father, 
Mr. J. Terwilliger of Portland, OR.; four brothers, Ed Terwilliger, Bill Terwilliger and 
Larry Terwilliger, all of Portland, OR.; and Buck Terwilliger of Los Angeles, CA. ; five sis- 
ters, Mrs. Anna Adkins, Mrs. Alberta Clarke of Portland, OR.; Mrs. Margaret Donavin, Wild- 
erville, OR.; Mrs. Frances Wymore of Woodbum, OR.; and Mrs. Lottie Linnell, Osford, ME. 
There are 18 grandchildren. Her mother pre-deceased her in 1955. 

********** September 20, 1956 

JOSEPH GEBHART RITES HELD ON TUESDAY 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS The Fairmount community lost one of its finest citizens when Joseph 

Gebhart, 80, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon in his home after a heart attack. He had 
suffered an attack earlier that same morning and was preparing to enter the hospital. His 
wife and son, Robert, where with him when he passed away. 

Mr. Gebhart was born March 13th, 1876, in Charlesburg, WI., and came to the Fairmount 
area when 12 years of age with his parents. He was united in marriage to Helen Sikorski 
on Jan. 9th, 1899 at Wahpeton. They farmed near Fairmount until retiring. Their Golden 
Wedding was observed seven years ago. Their love and devotion for each other through all 
these years was an inspiration to all who knew them. A familiar sight and one that will be 
missed was that of Mr. and Mrs. Gebhart going hand in hand down the street of Fairmount with 
their shopping bag to do their daily marketing. 

Surviving besides Mrs. Gebhart are four sons and three daughters: Henry, Walter and 
Bob of Fairmount, Richard of Wheaton, Mrs. Leo (Helen) Muellenbach of Wheaton, Mrs. Joe 
(Angeline) Kubela and Mrs. Donald (Elva) Lambert, both of Wahpeton; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Arbrosich, of Wahpeton; 14 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Gebhart 's funeral was held on Tuesday at 9:30 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, of 
which he was a member. The Rev. J. B. Greiner officiated. Vertin's 'Funeral Home of Wah- 
peton was in charge of arrangements. Active pallbearers were Daniel Linehan, John Von Bok- 
ern, Elmer Wettstein, Chester Mead, Edward Kurfirst and Ed Smith. Honorary pallbearers 
were Julian Poppe, John Bostrom, Grant Peterson, Joseph Rassier, Peter Jenson, August Wein- 
kauf, Robert Stegner, Leo Kutzer, Matt Schmidt, Ed Nelson, James Fogarty, G. E. Ballard, 

H. R. Swanson and Herman Olig. 

********** September 27, 1956 

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SCHULZ FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY 

Mrs. Elsie Schulz, 66, Great Bend pioneer, died at the Fergus Falls Nursing Home on 
Saturday morning, Sept. 22nd. Fxjneral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 
25th, at 1:45 from the Wipperman Funeral Home in Hankinson and from the Trinity Lutheran 
Church at Great Bend at 2:30 with Rev. R. Teuscher officiating. 

Elsie Schulz (nee Bohn) was born on Feb. 4th, 1890, in Brandenburg Township, the dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bohn. She grew to womanhood in that community and married 
August Schulz in 1920. They resided on a farm northwest of Great Bend, moving into Great 
Bend in 1932. Mr. Schulz passed away in 1949. 

She is survived by one son, Alvin and a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Hazel) Mohs, both of 
Fergus Falls; a brother, W. C. Bohn and two sisters, Mrs. Rudolph Gollnick and Mrs. Hilda 
Manske, all of Great Bend, and 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. 

Interment was in the family lot beside her husband in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at 
Great Bend. ********** September 27, 1956 

BROTHER of MRS. R. C. BLADOW DIES in MINNEAPOLIS, MN. 

Funeral services were held for John Stack of Minneapolis on Tuesday, Sept. 25th, from 
the Barney Anderson Funeral Home with Rev. Smith officiating. 

Mr. Stack was 58 years old at the time of his death. He was born and raised in Bright- 
wood Township and left this vicinity about 25 years ago. He was employed as assistant 
manager at the Strong and Scott Mfg. Co., in Minneapolis. 

Mr. Stack had been ill the last two years. He is survived by his widow, Alice; one 
sister, Mrs. R. C. Bladow of Hankinson; two brothers, George and Ervin Stack. 

Attending the funeral from Hankinson were: Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bladow, Mrs. Robert 
Mahler, Mrs. Elmer Loll, Mrs. Albert Ernst, Victor, Elmer and Howard Bladow. 

********** October 4, 1956 

FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR EDGAR WAITE 

Edgar Waite, 76, Register of Deeds for Wilkin County for years, passed away suddenly 
on Friday. Mr. Waite was a cousin of Earl Waite. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Waite attended his 
funeral services held from the Breckenridge Methodist Church on Monday afternoon. 

********** October 4, 1956 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS. .. .Oscar Swanson, 65, former Fairmount resident for years, passed away 
at his home in Lebanon, OR., Thursday, Oct. 11th. Mr. Swanson had been in poor health 
for some time. Survivors besides his wife are a son Lyle and a daughter, Anne of Lebanon, 
1 grandchild and two brothers, Leslie and Arthur of Lebanon. 

********** October 18, 1956 

MRS. ELIZABETH KIEL DIES AT VALLEY CITY 

Mrs. Elizabeth Kiel, 84, former resident of Hankinson, died Monday in a Valley City 
hospital. She had been a resident of the Lutheran Home there for the past two years. Only 
immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Mollie Thomson of Windom, MN. 

The funeral was held at 3:30 Wednesday in the Methodist Church at Enderlin, ND., Che 



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Rev. Otto Kinzler officiating. 

The late Mrs. Kiel and her husband fanned many years ago southwest of town. She is 
a niece of Mrs. Agatha George of Enderlin, also a former Hankinson resident. 

Mrs. Kiel has visited here on several occasions with Mr. and Mrs. John Bradford. 

********** October 25, 1956 

LIVRUD RITES HELD HERE WEDNESDAY 

Funeral services for Halvor Livrud of Hankinson, who passed away Saturday at the St. 
Gerard's Hospital, were held at 9:30 AM., on Wednesday from the Wippennan Funeral Home. 
Rev. Gjevre, pastor of Brandvold Lutheran Church officiated and at 3 o'clock PM., from the 
First Evangelical Church at Belview, MN., with the Rev. 0. R. Harrang officiating. Inter- 
ment V7as at Belview, MN. 

Halvor Livrud was born in Norway on July 22nd, 1876. He immigrated to America, sett- 
ling at Belview, MN. He was married to Anne Sunde. Twenty years ago they moved to North 
Dakota, residing on a farm ten miles south of Hankinson. 

He is survived by his wife, and two daughters, Mrs. Einar Berg of Hankinson and Mrs. 
Elmer Rey of Everett, WA. ********** October 25, 1956 

Mrs. Minnie Herrmann received word Saturday that Keith Michael, infant son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ed Pelzl, had passed away Friday night at Grand Forks. Those attending the funeral on 
Monday were Mrs. Minnie Herrmann and Esther, Delphine Herrman of St. Paul, Mrs. Chas. Ebel, 
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ebel and Robert Sedler. 

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Among those attending the funeral of Mrs. Ameil Ninke at Webster, SD., on Saturday 
were: Mrs. W. H. Nehmer of rural Hankinson, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Zietlow, Mr. and Mrs. Earl 
Stein of Wahpeton and Mrs. Albert Stoltenow of Great Bend. Mrs. Ninke is a sister of Mrs. 
Nehmer. ********** October 25, 1956 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF DAUGHTER MONDAY 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, Oct. 29th, at the Zion Lutheran Church 
in Alexandria, MN., for Elna Melchert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Melchert of Hankinson. 
Rev. A. C. Seltz officiated. 

Elna Lydia Melchert, 33, passed away Friday afternoon, Oct. 26th, at 3 PM., at the Dou- 
glas County Hospital in Alexandria, resulting from a prolonged heart condition. 

The last eleven years she had been employed in the unemployment division of Social Sec- 
urity at Alexandria. 

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Melchert, two sisters, a twin, Mrs. Gene 
Boldt of Duluth, MN., and Mrs. Virgil Plaster of Alexandria, and one brother. Rev. Arnim 
Melchert of Malta, MT. 

Miss Melchert was an active choir member and rendered other services in the church. 
Burial was in Sunset Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria. 

********** November 1, 1956 

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MRS. ROSA KING 

A Requiem High Mass for Mrs. Rosa A. King, formerly of Fairmount, who passed away at 
5 PM. , Thursday afternoon, Oct. 25th, was held Monday at 9 AM., in the St. Philip's Catholic 
Church at Hankinson, with Msgr. G. C. Bierens officiating. 

Rosa A. King (nee Blenner) was bom Jan. 22nd, 1871, at Sebula, lA. She was the dau- 
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Blenner, of which there was a family of three brothers. All 
have preceded her in death. 

On March 14th, 1893, she was united in marriage to Michael E. King, who passed away in 
1952. This union was blessed with 12 children, four sons, John, Matt, Harry and Glenn, all 
of Fairmount and eight daughters, Mrs. John (Madeline) Zentgraf of Swift Current, Sask., 
Canada; Mrs. Henry (Joanna) Wawers of Hankinson; Mrs. Joe (Rosa) Hentz of Rosholt, SD.; 
Mrs. Eric (Laura) Larken of Gull Lake, Sask., Canada; Mrs. Henry (Marie) Eserhut of Minnea- 
polis, MN.; Mrs. Sven (Ruth) Erdahl of Fargo, and Mrs. Vincent (Cecilia) Lubenow of Sheboy- 
gan, WI.; and Margaret, who preceded her in death at the age of four. 

She is also survived by 23 grandchilren and 32 great-grandchildren. 

Rosary was held Sunday evening at 7:30 PM. , at the Wipperman Funeral Home. Interment 
was at Calvary Cemetery near Hankinson. 

********** November 1, 1956 

HALVOR OLE LIVRUD 

Halvor Ole Livrud, the son of Ole and Grace Livrud, was born in Nummedahl, Norway, on 
July 22nd, 1876 and departed this life at Hankinson on Oct. 20th, at the age of 80 years, 
3 months and 27 days. 

He received Christian baptism in the parish church in Norway and was there confirmed in 
the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. At the age of 16 he came to America. On Mar. 
7th, 1912, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Sunde. To this union four children were 
born, all daughters, two of them passing away in infancy. 

For most of his life, Mr. Livrud farmed, first at Sacred Heart, MN. Then in 1921, the 
family moved to a farm near Belview, MN., where they resided until his health failed and 
he returned to the Sunde homestead northeast of New Effington. In 1952, Mr. and Mrs. Livrud 
moved into Hankinson, where they have since resided. 

Mr. Livrud leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Anna; two daughters, Inga, (Mrs. Einar 
Berg) of Hankinson and Gladys (Mrs. Elmer Rey) of Everett, WA. There are also three grand- 
children, Rachel Berg and Audrey and Ronald Rey. Mr. Livrud was a member of the Brandvold 
Lutheran Church, northwest of Rosholt. 

A devotional service was held at the Wipperman Funeral Home in Hankinson last Wednesday 
morning, being in charge of his pastor, the Rev. A. H. G. Gjevre. Following this service 
the body was taken to Belview, MN., where "The Order for the Burial of the Dead" was held 
in the First Lutheran Church, where the Livruds formerly worshiped. This service was in 
charge of the Rev. 0. C. Harang, assisted by Pastor Gjevre. A duet was sung by Mrs. Norson 
and Mrs. Harang and a solo was sung by Pastor Gjevre. 

The interment took place in the Lutheran Cemetery in Belview. May he rest in peace. 

********** November 1, 1956 

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FORMER RESIDENT DIES of HEART ATTACK 

Word was received here that R. E. Mc Morrow of Breckenridge passed away Wednesday 
evening, Nov. 7th, at the St. Francis Hospital. He entered the hospital on Monday and 
passed away suddenly of a heart attack. 

Mr. Mc Morrow was a former resident of Hankinson. He has one sister, Mrs. Wm. Bresne- 

han, residing here. ^ , 

********** November 8, 1956 

FUNERAL RITES HELD for HERBERT BOHN 

GREAT BEND NEWS .... Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at St. John's 
Lutheran Church in Summit Township for Herbert Bohn, 56, who died Tuesday at the St. Francis 
Hospital in Breckenridge. Rev. H. Schaefer conducted the services, with Schmitt and Poulton 
Funeral Home of Wahpeton handling the arrangements. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery. 

Mr. Bohn had not been feeling well for several months and was a patient in the hosp- 
ital about a week. 

Mr. Bohn was born April 4th, 1900 in Brandenburg Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. 
H. Bohn. He was married to Clara Cast at Tyler on Oct. 19th, 1933, and farmed in Summit 
Township since. He was a life long resident of Richland County. 

Mr. Bohn was a faithful member of the St. John's Lutheran Church and served the church 
as chairman and trustee. He also served the township as clerk. 

He leaves to mourn his sorrowing wife, his aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bohn; two 
sons, Ronald and Gary, at home; a brother, Edwin and a sister, Mrs. Willert (Esther) Manske 
of Great Bend. 



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November 8, 1956 



FAIRMOUNT NE^^S....Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Johnson and children of Whittier, CA., arrived 
Saturday evening and are the houseguests in the home of her brother and family, Mr. and 
Mrs. Willis Prochnow. They came to attend the funeral of Dayton's father, Carl B. Johnson, 
of White Rock, SD., who died Thursday. The funeral was held at White Rock on Monday after- 
noon, Nov. 5th. ********** November 8, 1956 

MRS. R. TRITTIN DIES IN AUTO COLLISION 

A rural Hankinson lady, Mrs. Robert Trittin, 65 died of injuries Wednesday morning as a 
result of an automobile collision 11 miles southwest of here. She succimibed shortly after 
the accident. 

According to Deputy Sheriff Harold Bolstad and State Highway Patrolman Earl Dosch of 
Wahpeton, who were called to the scene, the accident occurred at about 8:45 AM., Wednesday 
when a car driven by James Reinke of rural Hankinson, collided with one driven by Robert 
Trittin. The two cars came together at the intersection of County roads 3 and 22 near the 
rural school known as the Marohl school. The Trittin car, in which Mrs. Trittin was a pass- 
enger, was traveling east while Reinke was going north, according to Deputy Bolstad. 

Mr. Trittin was rushed to St. Gerard's Hospital, Hankinson, and suffered a broken collar 
bone and shock. Mr. Reinke was taken to the hospital also and he suffered arm bruises. He 
was released after treatment. 

The fronts of both cars were badly damaged. 

********** November 15, 1956 

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ROY CROOKS RITES TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY 

Roy Crooks, 37, died Tuesday, Nov. 13th, at the Veteran's Hospital in Fargo. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon, Nov. 16th, at 2 PM. , from the First 

English Lutheran Church in Fairmount. A military funeral will be held. 

********** November 15, 1956 

DR. A. B. SMITH DIED MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12th 

Word has been received of the death of Dr. A. B. Smith of Fargo on Monday afternoon, 

Nov. 12th. He had been reported in ill health since the middle of October. He was the 

former District Superintendent of the Methodist Churches and at present was pastor of the 

Faith Methodist Church in Fargo. 

********** November 15, 1956 

MRS. ROBERT TRITTIN 

Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17th, at Immanuel Lutheran Church 
in rural Lidgerwood for Mrs. Robert Trittin. Rev. Paul F. Maassel officiated. 

Mrs. Trittin passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 14th, of injuries she received in an 
automobile accident. 

Adelheid Steffens was born Sept. 17th, 1893, at Lake City, MN. She spent her early 
childhood there. At the age of ten, she moved to Fairmount, ND., where her parents farmed. 
On Nov. 14th, 1914, she was united in marriage to Robert Trittin in the Summit Township 
church near Tyler, ND., by Rev. Meyer. They moved to Duerr Township, where they have since 
resided. 

Mrs. Trittin is survived by five daughters: Loretta, Mrs. Randolph Ohm, Hankinson; 
Esther, Mrs. Norman Kath, Lidgerwood; Viola, Mrs. Orin Vedder, Hankinson; Ada, Mrs. Wallace 
Bellin, Breckenridge; Renata, Mrs. Sherman Fellbaimi, New Effington, SD. Two children pre- 
ceded her in death; Rolland at 5 months and Ardean at 5 weeks. 

Surviving also are four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Plageman, Lockwood, Sask, , Canada; Mrs. 
Anna Rutledge, Breckenridge; Mrs. Martha Bremer, Lake City, MN. ; Mrs. Lena Hedke, Fairmount; 
and five brothers: Henry Steffens, Lake City, MN. ; Albert and Ed Steffens, Fairmount; John 
and Fred Steffens of Hinckley, MN.; and 18 grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were: J. F. Helmer, Oscar Lentz, Alfred Fust, Max Bemer, Art Hoefs and 
Henry Kackman. Interment was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. 

********** November 22, 1956 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR ROY CROOKS FRIDAY 
Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon, Nov. 16th, at the First English Luth- 
eran Church in Fairmount for Roy Jacob Crooks, 37, who died Tuesday, Nov. 13th, at the 
Veteran's Hospital in Fargo. Rev. H. Schaefer officiated at the service. Leonard Sethre 
sang a solo, "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" and he was accompanied by Mrs. Merlin Miller 

of who v;as the organist. Vertin's Funeral Heme of Wahpeton was in charge of 

arrangements. Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the 
Fairmount American Legion. Pallbearers were Dale Rodney Rosenkranz, Edward Camp- 
bell, Robert Voss, Zentgraf and Stephen 

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Roy Jacob Crooks, the son of Emma Fleischauer and Crooks, 

was born Nov 1918, at Hankinson, ND . He assisted his parents with the farming and 

moved with them in 1939. He served in the United States Army from June 8, 1942 until his 
discharge on July 5th, 1946. He was a Staff Sergeant and was a World War II veteran and 
had served in France, Italy and Africa. He fought in the Battle of the Belgium Bulge. 

He re-enlisted in the service again on May and received a medical discharge on 

March 31, 1954. He had been a patient in the Veteran's Home at Lisbon, ND., and was a pat- 
ient in the Veteran's Hospital at Fargo. He passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13th. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by three brothers and eight 
sisters: Al.... Crooks of Nezperce, ID., Mabel Gabbert of Fort Morgan, CO., Mrs. Martin 

Moeller of Fairmount,; Mrs. Burt (Ellen) Isaacson of Burlington, WA. , Mr. Robert 

(Margaret) Wieser of I'Jheaton, Mrs. Arnold (Clara) of Lidgerwood, ND., Crooks, 

of Madison, SD., Mrs. Walter (Laura) Hill and Crooks of Internation Falls, MN., Mrs. 

Jay Erstad, and Mrs. Duane Saxton of Minneapolis, MN. 

All of the brothers and sisters were present for the funeral except two sisters: Mrs. 
Mabel Gabbert of Fort Morgan, CO., and Mrs. Burt Isaacson of Burlington, WA. 

********** November 22, 1956 

MARTHA LABODA 

Miss Martha Laboda, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Laboda of Hankinson community, passed 
away Nov. 20th, 1956, after spending most of her last two months in the St. Francis Hospital 
in Breckenridge. 

Born April 8th, 1903, in Greendale Township, where she attended schools and grew to wo- 
manhood. She was one who loved her Saviour and dedicated her life to Him and His service. 
She attended different Bible colleges and was ready for service wherever possible as a Daily 
Vacation Bible School teacher or just giving a helping hand. 

A beloved Christian sister will be missed by all who knew her. 

Both of her parents and one brother preceded her in death. Martha is survived by one 
sister, Ida Laboda, of Scottsbluff, NE., and three brothers, Ernest of Wheaton, MN., Rueben 
of Wahpeton, and Henry of Graceville, MN. 

Final rites were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, Nov. 23rd, in the Church of 
Christ at Fairmount. Interment was made in the Evangelical United Brethem Cemetery in 

Great Bend. 

Those who served as pallbearers were: Newell Hardie, Emery Carpenter, George Fordyce, 
Albert Dietz, Ralph Dietz and Si Hoffman. The Wipperman Funeral Home had charge of arrange- 

********** November 29, 1956 

ments. 

OLE GROTTE 

Among those attending the funeral of Ole Grotte at New Effington on Tuesday afternoon 
were: Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Medenwald, Sharon and Dale, Janice Buck, Larry Milbrandt of Hank- 
inson, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Paulson of Sioux Falls, SD., and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Coppin of Fer- 
gus Falls, MN. Mr. Grotte was an uncle of Mmes, Medenwald, Paulson and Mr. Coppin. 

Mr. Grotte's twin sister, Mrs. Sarah Coppin of Wahpeton, was unable to attend the fun- 

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eral because she is a patient in the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge. 

Mr. Grotte was 76 years of age at the time of his death. He was well known in this 
vicinity. ^^^^^^^^.^^^ December 6, 1956 

MRS. THEO. STEINWEHR DIES WEDNESDAY 
Mrs. Theodore Steinwehr of Hankinson passed away Wednesday, Dec. I2th, at the St. 
Gerard's Hospital, following a lingering illness. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:30 o'clock from the Wipperman Funeral 
Home and at 2 PM. , at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Belford Township, with Rev. W. H. 
Cordts officiating. ^^^^^^^^^j, December 13, 1956 

ROSARY TO BE SAID HERE FOR R. DIAMOND 
Rosary will be recited Saturday at 3:30 PM. , at the Wipperman Funeral Home for Roy 
Diamond, husband of Maye Peitz Diamond of Bismarck, and brother-in-law of Frank Peitz of 
Hankinson. 

Mr. Diamond passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11th, at Bismarck. 

********** December 13, 1956 

BROTHER DIES IN WISCONSIN 
Mr. and Mrs. Art Griepentrog received word that Mr. Griepentrog's brother, Herman, of 
Tigerton, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, Dec. 10th, at the age of 67 years. 

He was born and raised in the Great Bend community and resided there quite a number 
of years before moving to Tigerton. His wife and son preceded him in death. He is survived 
by eleven children, all married and living in Tigerton. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at Tigerton. 

********** December 13, 1956 

ATTEND FUNERAL OF FORlffiR RESIDENT 
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Swanson and Fred Martinson attended the funeral on Monday morning, 
Dec. 10th, at the Catholic Church for John Litehauer, 51, of Ortonville, MN. Mr. Litehauer 
was a former resident of Fairmount. A more complete obituray is expected to be published 
later. ********** December 13, 1956 

ATTENDS FUNERAL OF FORMER RESIDENT 
Clifford Awe of Fairmoimt, accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Awe of 
Collis, MN., and Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Meyer of Fairmount, attended the funeral of Alfred Bakken 
of Wheaton Saturday, De. 8th. The funeral was held at Bethel Lutheran Church at Wahpeton. 
Mr. Bakken was a former resident of Fairmount. 

********** December 13, 1956 

FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR GUSTAV BERNDT 
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the United Brethren Church at 
Great Bend for Gustav Bemdt, 79, who passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 8th, at his home 
of a heart attack. Rev. Robert Bechtle conducted the services, with Schmidt and Poulson 
Funeral Home of Wahpeton handling the arrangements. Interment was in United Brethren Ceme- 
tery, Great Bend. 

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Mr. Berndt was born Oct. 21st, 1877, at Milwaukee, WI., and moved with his parents, 
at the age of 2 years to I'fhite, SD. At the age of 16 he came to the Great Bend area. He 
was united in marriage to Rose Lubenow on Nov. 19th, 1902. They moved to a farm four miles 
northeast of Great Bend and resided there until 1949. Mr. Berndt then retired and purchased 
a home in Great Bend, where he resided until his death. Mr. Berndt was a faithful member of 
the United Brethem Church and served in different offices. 

He leaves to mourn his sorrowing wife: three sons, Irby of Breckenridge , Cyrus of 
Minneapolis and Alton of Great Bend; four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Cleo) Anderson of Dwight, 
Mrs. Robert (Augusta) Mitzel of Great Bend, Mrs. Howard (Savilla) LaBonte of Minneapolis, 
and Mrs. Carl (Lorella) Grob of Great Bend; three brothers, Conrad of White, SD. , Richard 
and Henry of Brook Park, MN.; four sisters, Mrs. Julius Smith of Wahpeton, Mrs. Lizzie 
Withers of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mrs. Emma Smith and Mrs. Charles Smith of White, SD. ; 26 grand- 
children and 15 great-grandchildren. 

Honorary pallbearers were Paul Popp, Arthur Hoeft, Rueben Stoltenow, Anton Griepentrog, 
Reuben Berndt, Otto Gutzmer. Active pallearers were Robert Struble, Robert Camery, Charles 
Loll, Harvey Thiele, Orville Popp and Morris Womer. 

********** December 20, 1956 

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Schieb and L. W. Jentz attended the funeral of Adolph Hauskens at 
Annandale, MN., Saturday. Mr. Hauskens resided at Mantador for many years. His daughter 
Mrs. Norbert Mauch, now lives in Hankinson. 

********** December 20, 1956 

JOHN LITSCHAUER RITES HELD DECEMBER 10 th 

Final rites for John Litschauer, Ortonville barber for nearly eighteen years, and who 
died of a heart attack at his new home of two months at Forsyth, MT., were held at 9 o' 
clock Monday morning at St. John's Catholic Church in Ortonville. Fr . George Campbell 
officiated. Interment was in Mound Cemetery. 

Word of his sudden and untimely death came as a distinct shock to his many friends in 
Ortonville and over this area, for he apparently had been in good health during his years 
here. The heart attack was suffered by Mr. Litschauer last Wednesday while at work. He 
was immediately rushed to his home where he died shortly after. 

During his residence in Ortonville, John Litschauer was active in Civic and Commerce 
affairs, in baseball circles and in church work. He moved with his family to Forsyth just 
two months ago. 

He leaves his wife, Frances, two daughters, Mary Lee and Cheryl Ann, two sons, Jon and 
Jay, his mother, Mrs. John Langsdorf, of Danvers, three sisters, Florence ( Mrs. John Bach) 
of Danvers, Lena ( Mrs. George Ross) of Kellogg, ID., and Eulalia (Mrs. C. A. Parks) of Long 
View, WA., and one brother, Leo, of Campbell, MN. He was preceded in death last March by 

one brother, William. 

John Evan Litschauer was born March lOth, 1905, at Morris. He came to Ortonville eight- 
teen years ago, in March, where he followed his trade until moving to Montana. 

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Pallbearers were Floyd Doney, George Stanton, Jim Myerly, George Fuller, Leo Boerger 
and Claude Whitney. 

John Litschauer's wife was a former resident of Fairmount and had attended the Fair- 
mount school and also taught here. 

Those from Fairmount attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Harley Swanson and Fred 
Martinson. ********** December 20, 1956 

MRS. NICK SCHMIT DIED TUESDAY 

Mrs. Nick Schmit, 80, of Fairmount, passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 18th, at the 
St. Francis Hospital after being hospitalized for two months. 

She is survived by her husband, Nick, and two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Isabelle) Holmes of 
of Stevens Point, WI., and Mrs. Floyd (Edna) Geiser of Strausburg, ND. , and the two grand- 
children, James and Kenneth Bernard, who make their home with their grandparents, and sev- 
eral other grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22nd, at 10 o'clock in the morning at 
the First English Lutheran Church. 

A more complete obituray will be published next week. 

********** December 20, 1956 

MRS. T. STEINWEHR 

Mrs. Theodore Steinwehr (nee Anna Stack) was born in Brightwood Township to Carl and 
Jennie Stack on the 29th of Oct. 1901. She was baptized in the Evangelical and Reformed 
Church by Rev. Walters and confirmed in the same faith on Palm Sunday, March 19th, 1916, 
by the Rev. Brasowski. 

She spent her girlhood days in and around Hankinson and later was married to Theodore 
Steinwehr on Oct. 13th, 1936. Although she spent the past two years ailing from an incur- 
able sickness, she never complained and carried her burden in silence. She passed away on 
Dec. 12th. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Walter. She is survived by her 
her sorrowing husband, one son, Carl Haggberg; nine brothers, Theodore of Hankinson; Will- 
iam of Minneapolis, Arthur of Portland, OR.; Edwin of Hankinson; Carl of St. Paul; Robert 
of Hankinson; Harry of St. Paul, and Elmer of St. Paul, and by two sisters, Mrs. Willard 
Tayer (Minnie) of Yakima, WA. ; and Mrs. Clarence Brunkhorst (Agnes) of Hankinson, besides 
other relatives and a number of friends. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. H. Cordts in St. John's Lutheran Church in 
Belford Township, following a short service at the Wipperman Funeral Home in Hankinson. 
Interment was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Belford Township. 

Six brothers were pallbearers: Theodore, William, Carl, Harry, Edwin and Elmer. 

The Wipperman Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements. 

********** December 20, 1956 

ROY DIAMOND 

Roy Diamond of 522 W. Rosser Ave., Bismarck, ND., died at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 

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11th, after an illness of two years. 

Mr. Diamond was born in Detroit Lakes, MN. He attended the elementary and secondary 
schools in that city and received an engineering degree from the International Correspond- 
ent School of Scranton, PA. He carried on an interior decorating service in Detroit Lakes 
for many years and since 19A6 he has been associated with H. T. Wadeson, painting contractor 
in Bismarck. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion, the Kiwanis 
Club of Detroit Lakes, and the AFL Painters' Union. 

Requiem High Mass was celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. William F. Garvin on Friday at 
10:30 AM., in the Cathedral of the Holy Sjjirit at Bismarck, and rosary services were held at 
the Wipperman Funeral Home at 3:30 o'clock on Saturday afternoon by Rt. Rev. Msgr. G. C. Bi- 
erens. The American Legion Post of Hankinson conducted military services at the interment 
in Cglvary Cemetery. 

Pallbearers were Edmund Green, W. G. Lengenf elder, John Roth, John Peschel, Raymond 
Green and Louis Borne. 

Mr. Diamond is survived by his wife, the former Maye Peitz, and two sisters, Mrs. Cora 
Kennedy and Mrs. Erskine Kent of Detroit Lakes, MN. 

Others attending the services from out of town were: Teresa B. Peitz of Reading, PA., 
Agnes Peitz of Washington DC, Mrs. L. A. Peitz and daughter, Mrs. Bernard Riedl, of Aber- 
deen, SD., Mr. and Mrs. John Peschel and Elsie Kresel of Wahpeton, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Belanus 
of Walhalla, Mrs. Pat Hurley and Mr. Erskne Kent of Detroit Lakes, Mrs. Phil Sunndahl of 
Wadena, Mr. William Borne of Minneapolis and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Lengenfelder of Bismarck. 

********** December 20, 1956 

Among those attending the funeral for the ladies' grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude Wbhler, 
95, at Cayuga, on Sunday, were: Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bladow, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ernst, Mag- 
dalen Lafrenz, Mr. and Mrs. George Berge of St. Louis Park, MN. Albert Lafrenz of Thief 
River Falls, MN., also came to attend the funeral. 

********** December 27, 1956 

Funeral services held for Mrs. Nickolas Schmit 

Funeral services were held on Saturday Dec. 22nd, at the First English Lutheran Church 
for Mrs. Nickolas (Emma) Schmit, with Rev. Henry L. Schaefer officiating. 

Vertin's of Wahpeton were in charge of funeral arrangements. 

Mrs. Emma Schmit was born Jan. 14th, 1876, at Mitchell, LA. She grew up in Iowa and 
came with her parents to Griswold, ND. She was married to Nickolas Schmit in Griswold, ND. 
The couple moved to Fairmount where they have made their home since. She has been in poor 
health the past two years. She passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 18th at the St. Francis 
Hospital, where she has been a patient. 

She is survived by two daughters Mrs. Floyd (Edna) Geiser of Strausburg, ND, , and 
Mrs. Earl (Isabelle) Holmes of Stevens Point, WI. Two of her grandsons, James and Kenneth 
Bernard, have made their home with their grandparents since their mother died in 1939 and 
their father in 1938. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Mathias Bernard. 

********** December 27, 1956 

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INDEX 

Aadland 4 

Aas 86 

Abraham 23 

Affeldt 26 

Agrell 68,69 

Ahrens 110 

Albrecht 68 

Althoff 14,49 

Alzheimer 15,20 

Ambach 82 

Anderson 21,27,35 

72,126 

Andrews 78 

Andrist 24 

Anton 101 

Armstrong 121 

Amdt 7,8,87 

Babst 12 

Bageiel 74 

Bagus 65 

Baker 58,71,73 

Bakken 136 

Ballard 69,128 

Barfoth 116 

Barner 41 

Barszick 94 

Bauman 53 

Becker ; 79 

Beeler 10 

Bega 83 

Behle 118,119 

Beito 116 

Beling 82 

Bellin 19,72,134 

Bender 105 

Berenger 95 

Berglin 123 

Bergman 59 

Bernard 139 



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Bemdt 44,45,47 

62,109,136 

Bersuke 64 

Bertelsen 1 , 74 

Bickerdike 55,58,75 

Bidla 8 

Billey 105,106,120 

Binder 42 

Bimbaum 109 , 125 

Bladow ...16,17,18,19,27,28 
38,45,52,80,81,113,122,130, 

139 

Blankenburg 41,44 

Blenner 132 

Bloomdale 41 

Boehning 51,95,127 

Boelke 37,128 

Bohn 81,82,95,100 

112,113,115,130,133 

Boldt 131 

Bomer s ine 7 

Bommersbach 113 

Bom 27 

Bostrom 41,60,62,68 

Brady 18,19,20,89 

Branson 14 

Brinkman ,,....,. 114 

Brodal 7 

Brown 73 

Bruce 85 

Brueske 19,65 

Brummond 64,66 

Bruner 10 

Brunkhorst 21 

Bruno 29 

Buck 33,54,66,122 

Buckhaus 106 

Buckhouse 83 , 128 

Budack 110 

Budke ,105 

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NEWS 

Surcham 86,87 

Burt 53 

Button 62 

Cannan 109 

Case 96 

Champion 128 

Chrisman 14 

Clapp 66 

Clarey 78,79 

Clarke 96 

Classen 117 

Clausen 44 , 64 

Conklin 75 

Conn 110 

Coppin 73,102,104,135 

Cox 69 

Craft 4 

Crawford 93 

Crooks 57,59,134,135 

Cunningham 57,82,83 

Dahl 9,90 

Dahlen 128 

Dahlstrora 99 

Dare 73 

Deike 12 

Dennstedt 86 

Diamond 136,138 

Dibbert A, 43 

Dolezal 76 

Donohue 94,96 

Doolittle 60,61,75 

Dowd 76 

Dozak 8 

Dumke 62 

Durkee 102 

Dwyer 78 



Earl 92 

Ebel 94,131 

Eberhardt 50,51 

Ebert 46 

Elhard 68 

Ellis 83 

Ellison 84 

Engebretson 71,75,104 

Enkers 101 

Evenson ,.114 

Ernst 130,139 

Falk 84,125 

Fallon .46 

Fankhanel 14 

Faust 6,99,111 

Fellbaum 134 

Fenske 109 

Figge 61 

Fischer 12,34 

Fitzgerald 112 

Fladland 40 

Fleenor 88 

Fleischauer 135 

Foeltz 101 

Foertsch 110 

Fowler 37 

Frankfurth 121 

Franz 44,47 

Fredrick 4 

Freick 80 

Fust 25 

Gabbert 80,135 

Gagelin 79 

Galer 44 

Gallagher 109 

Gast 93,95,119,127,133 

Gaukler 40 

Gebhart 73,129 



Gehler 42,95,127 

Gejar 103 

Gerber 84 

Gerezek 15 

Gilbertson 36 

Ginsbach 2 

Glaessel , 72 

Glassner 57 

Godej ohn 7 

Godfried 34 

Goff 57 

Gollnick 115,130 

Gottfried 34 

Grady 62 

Grave 21 

Green 85,105,106,120 

Greenleigh 30 

Griepentrog 21,99 

100,115,136 

Griggs 41,75,97 

Grimes 46,75 

Grinaker 70 

Grob 137 

Grotte 135 

Gunderson 54 

Haggberg 138 

Haley 39 

Halvorson 77 , 79 

Hamerlik 124 

Hammon 106 

Hannnerschmitt 49 

Handke 106 

Hansen 24 

Hanson 20,88,93 

Harding 15 

Harrison 63 

Hartleben 94 

Hasty 44 

Heidner 119 

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Heil 42,98 

Hein .48,59,60,125 

Helberg 68 

Helgeson 37 

Heling 23 

Hellend 19 

Hendrickson 91 

Henninger 90 

Hentz 38,80,132 

Herman/n ,28,76,77 

Hermes 98,105,107 

Hill 126 

Hirons 89 

Hoefs 18,22,62,72,94 

Hoeft 108 

Hoffman 88 

Holm 26 

Hoist 26,27 

Holtz 106 

Horneber 52 

Hubrig 38 

Hudsdon 73 

Hurdlebrink 8 

Hurley 74 

Huss 48 

Iverson 72 

Ivetz 121,127 

Jaeger 93 

Jakowbek 21 

Jarski 124 

Jerou 62 

Jesse 1 

"John" 70 

Johnson 55,58,133 

Jones 76 

Jordahl 75,109 

Jorstad 85 



Kackman 59,94 

Karls 60,62 

Kassa 51,87 

Kath 38,83,134 

Kieffer 33 

Kiel 130 

King 132 

Kinn ...47,48,59,95,113,125 

Kltzman , 101 

Klar 47 

Klawitter 25,27,72 

Klein 120 

Klimek 14,36 

Kluge 45 

Knecht ;..117 

Koppelman 81 

Korowski 51 

Korth 76,77 

Kotchian 29 

Krause 10,25,62,116,121,125 

Kretchman 52 

Krueger ...16,25,81,101,106 

Krump 35 

Kube 59 

Kuchynka 4,43 

Kuddes 85 

Kuehn 26 

Kuemper 122,123 

Kurtz 8,11,39,41,60 

KuCter • 8,36,127 

Kutzer 97 

Laboda 23,100,135 

Lange 18 , 68 , 69 

Larson 75,78,82,105 

La Qua 63 

Lea 39 

Leach ^0 

Leatharc 74,84,85 

LeClair 95,117 

Lee 99 



Leidtke 70 

Leinen 113 

Lenz 14,84,100 

Lenzen , 112 

Lickfeld 72 

Lillegard 128 

Lindstrom 75 

Linehan 4,37,38 

Litschauer 136,137 

Livrud 131,132 

Lohr 91,92 

Loll 130 

Lubenow 137 

Lucht ., 72 

Lueck . , , . , 94 

Luethy 122 

Lugert 46 

Lynch 91 

Haas , 13 

Mac Kove 65 

Maetner 108 

Mahan 25 

Mahler 121,126,130 

Manikowski 2,31 

Manske 130,133 

Marquardt 116 

Marsh 35 

Martinek 35 

Matej eck 86 

Mathers 92 

Mauch 95 

Mauer .32 

Mc Donald 12 

Mc Gill 88 

Mc Ilwain 96 

Mc Morrow 133 

Mead 37 

Mecklenberg 108 

Medenwald/t ...16,18,22.24 
38,42,72,81,103,106,113, 

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115,116,135 

Meide 56,73,110,127 

Melcher 114 

Melchert 20,131 

Meyer 87,89,105,116 

Milbrandt 19,89,115 

Miller 6,18,67,63,69 

75,119,121,127 

Mills 46 

Minar 104,105 

Mines 118 

Minnehan 108 

Mitzel 137 

Moeller 15,135 

Moen . , 14 

Mohs 67,130 

Mongoven 124 

Moore 59 

Mordaunt 2 

Moser 14 

Motis 93 

Mourer 10 

Muehlei 32,73,95 

99,100,127 

Mueller 17,89 

Naber 121 

Nehmer 65,131 

Nelson 14,37,39,59 

103,122,124,126 

Neuman 8 

Neumasa 16 

Neva 72 

Niebolte 92 

Ninke 131 

Norman 86 

Norton 93 

Novotny 12 

Nulph 112,114 



Oberle 37 

Ohm 134 

Olien 67 

Oliver 19 

Olson 37,62,87 

Orton 33 

Otto 27 

Owens 90 

Pankow 103 

Parkill 94,96 

Passenham 13 

Paul 43 

Paulson 135 

Pearson ; . 1 

Pease 59 

Pederson 1,91,93 

Peitz 66,136,139 

Pelvitt 6 

Pelzl 63,76,131 

Perry 58 

Peschal 139 

Peterson 22,54,75 

Petrich 45 

Pfahl 108 

Pick 120 

Pilashi 125 

Pinkney 30,75 

Pishke 36 

Pohl 82 

Polfuss 10 

Ponath 128 

Popp 121 

Pribbernow 59,90 

Prochnow 52,133 

Prchal 81 

Propp 24,26,86 

Quam 3 

Quick 61 



Rabak 41 

Radke 83,113 

Radloff 63,76 

Rahn 128 

Rassier 11,60 

Reiman 47 

Reinhart , ... .13 

Reinke 2,40 

Rennix 25 

Reynolds 125 

Rich 115 

Riley 81 

Ripley 109 

Risvold 127 

Ritter 84 

Roberts 36 

Robey 110 

Robinson . , 60,62 

Rodland Ill 

Roeder ..84,87,106,113,127 

Rood 24 

Rosenkranz 53,56,75 

Rossow 106 

Roth 107,113 

Rubish 85 

Rud 35,36 

Rudow 26 

Runner 5 

Sauter 11,112 

Schaller 120 

Schauer 80 

Scheidegger 122 

Scheller 32,59 

Schiller 90 

Schillinger 17 

Schipe 67 

Schleinitz 63,85 

Schmidt 121 

Schmitt ...5,7,121,138.139 

Schmitz 54,55 

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Schneider Ill 

Schouweiler ...21,70,110,111 
Schroeder ..10,43,79,108,128 

Schuett 38 

Schultz 80,88,97 

Schulz 64,130 

Schuppert 114 

Schuttler 119 

Scribner 29,33 

Sedelmeyer 17 

Sedler 28,51,54,131 

Sellner 36 

Setterlund , , . . , 97 

Sheldon 117 

Sherman 91 

Sikorski 3,5,10,14,129 

Simonson 27,99 

"Small Details" 25 

Smit 61 

Smith 101,122,134 

Snyder 56 

Solid 6 

Sovol .,..,.. 81 

Spear 1 

Spott 18 

Spotten 104 

Sprague 112 

Spreckles 15 

Stack 130,138 

Stecker 36,51 

Stef f ens 134 

Stein 65 

Steinbach 33 

Steinwehr 136,138 

Stelton 3,5 

Sterling 14 

Stiel 121,127 

Stilwell 76 

Stoebe 44 

Stoltenof 127 

Stoltenow ...42,70,95,99,100 



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Stovner 48 

Stowell 30 

Strassberger 34 

Strege 68,110 

Sunde 131,132 

Sturgess 12 

Swanson 82,88,117 

118,122,130 

Swenson 44 

Szaren 104 

Tasto 82 

Templeton 117,122 

Terwilliger 129 

Tew -..104 

Tewilleger 83 

Thielman 25,94 

Thomas Ill 

Thorsen 109 

Tiegs 26,70,97,108 

Tisch 41 

Tischer 12,119 

Tribke 64 

Trittin 95,100,133,134 

Trom 46 

Tuyneman 108 

Tweksbury 59 

Twetter 68,69,118 

Van Bokem . . . 4 71 

Vedder 134 

Vick 24 

Wacha 5,24 

Wahl 94,127 

Wahler i39 

Waite 130 

Waldner 13 

Wallock 94 

Wawers 10,99,132 



Waxweiler 31 

Weber 125 

Weinkauf 86 

Welk 28,78 

Weir 109 

Weiss 84 

Weston 29 

Westphal 67,68 

White .16,63,64,79,117,120 

Wilke 36 

Willert 91 

Williams 9,84 

Willson 91 

Wilm 92 

Wilson 81 

Winefeldt 23,24 

Wipperman 66 

Wirth 39 

Wirtz 6 

Witt 96 

Witte Ill 

Wohlwend 112 

Woiwode 55 

Wold 61 

Wolf 46,59 

Wolfer 14 

Woolsey 104 

Woolston 73 

Wurl 45 

Yerex 86 

Young 20 



Zaj ac 31 

Zentgraf 108,126 

Ziegelman 95 , 104 

Zieman 87 

Zillgitt .53,54,75,82,118 



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