DENHOFF - Arthur Rau, 77, Denhoff, died March 7, 2002, in a Minot hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Kassel Reformed Church, rural Lincoln Valley. Further arrangements are pending with Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.
HARVEY - Christine Faul, 93, Harvey, died March 8, 2002, in the Harvey nursing home. Arrangements are pending with Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.
Marie A. Stoller, 81, Bismarck, died March 7, 2002, in a Bismarck nursing home. Services will be held at noon Monday at Church of St. Mary, Bismarck, with the Rev. Steve Zastoupil celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck, where a rosary and vigil will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church.
She was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Bismarck, the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Hagel) Werner. Marie was raised and educated in Bismarck. She married Theodore Stoller in Wibaux, Mont., in March of 1947.
Marie enjoyed Bingo, playing cards, gardening, entertaining, crocheting, dancing, singing and decorating. She had a special place in her heart for Camp Grassick where she and her brother, Lucky, went as children. Whenever they were together, they would sing the old Camp Grassick songs. Marie appreciated being a lifelong member of the Eagles Auxiliary.
Marie is survived by five daughters and three sons-in-law, Sandy and Tom Meloy, Bismarck, Terri Stoller, Bloomington, Minn., Kathy and Bob Junghans, St. Paul, Minn., Renee' "Mickey" Hoffer, Bismarck, and Kim and Dennis Paasch, Sioux Falls, S.D.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Leonard "Lucky" Werner, Tigard, Ore., Joe and Joan Werner, Bottineau, and Curly and Bev Werner, Valley City; one sister, Bev Tonander, Bismarck; two brothers-in-law, Bill Reisenauer, Mesa, Ariz., and Elmer (Dina) Stoller, Sun City, Ariz.; four sisters-in-law, Ann Werner, Spokane, Wash., Maudie Stoller, Bismarck, Elsie (Ted) Job, Sun City, and Velma Stoller, Kent, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Marie was also blessed with many cherished nieces, nephews and three "special" friends, Lucy Duell, Catherine "Katie" Werner and Marie Harr.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one sister, Emma Jean Reisenauer; and one brother, Eugene Werner.
The family humbly and gratefully thanks Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center for the dignified love and care shown Marie and her family while she was a resident there.
Her greatest joys in life were her five daughters and her grandchildren. "You raised us well, Mom, and we will miss you and love you always! How difficult it is to let you go, yet we hear now the sweet sounds of angels welcoming you home, and through our sorrow is 'great' joy for your life."
Leonard Larshus, 70, Bismarck, died March 6, 2002, in a Rochester, Minn., hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Jake Kincaid officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Leonard was born May 5, 1931, the son of Henry and Nettie (Larson) Larshus, in the Turtle Mountains of Bottineau County. He was raised in the Turtle Mountain area and graduated from Bottineau High School. He attended Bottineau School of Forestry prior to graduating from North Dakota State University, where he received his agricultural education degree. He married Doris Hoff on July 6, 1958, at Gardena. Leonard received his master's degree in vocational education from Colorado State University while continuing to teach at Bisbee. He continued his career in education at Stanley and moved to Bismarck in 1972, where he was the Farm Management and the Adult Farm Management Instructor at Bismarck Junior College. Leonard started the first Adult Farm Instruction and Management Program in the state. He retired in 1991.
While he was teaching he received the North Dakota High School Vocational Agriculture Instructor of the Year in 1970 and the Post-Secondary Agriculture Instructor of the Year in 1979. He was president of the North Dakota Agriculture Teachers Association from 1969 to 1970 and the North Dakota Vocational Association from 1974 to 1975.
Leonard was an elder and deacon at the First Presbyterian Church, past president of Belles and Beaux Square Dance Club and currently president of the North Dakota Square Dance Association. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing and was a member of the Flickertail Woodcarving Association.
He was a humble man who was generous with his time and talents whether working on a home improvement project or volunteering his time at the Senior Center and other city organizations. He was deeply loved and will be missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Doris, Bismarck; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Lex Silbernagel, Fargo, and Karla and R.J. Theis, Minot; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Cathy Larshus, Bismarck, and Jay and Beth Larshus, Johnson City, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Jim and Liz Silbernagel, Abby and Micah Larshus, and Morgan Theis; two brothers, Norman, Edmonds, Wash., and Lloyd, Bottineau; and three sisters, Rena Roland, Bottineau, Marvel Wheeler, Lakeville, Minn., and Dorothy Clark, Bottineau.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Walter R. Fiedler, 88, Bismarck, died March 7, 2002, at a Bismarck care center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center Chapel, Bismarck, with the Revs. Dale Nabben and Mary Ann Porter officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the care center and 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where a family gathering will be held at 7 p.m.
Walter was born Dec. 25, 1913, "Christmas Day", at Burt, N.D. (now Mott), in Hettinger County, the son of Richard and Christina (Schmautz) Fiedler. He was raised and educated in Hettinger County and attended high school at New Leipzig. He graduated from a workers education course and taught classes in Hettinger County in the 1930's.
Walter also held the following positions: five years as Farm Cooperative Specialist at Farm Security Administration; six years as board member of North Dakota Farmers Union and two years as vice-president; eight years as board member of McLean Electric Cooperative, also one of the original incorporators; five years for State Advisory Committee F.H.A.; Administration U.S.D.A. board member; and officer of North Dakota Swine Hampshire Breeds Association.
He was elected to the North Dakota State Senate in 1957 from McLean County. He served in the State Senate from 1957 to 1962. He was the first Director of Institutions for the State of North Dakota under Governor Guy's administration. He also served the State of North Dakota as director of the State Laboratories, and also for the Highway Department.
Walter married Norma Osmon on Sept. 29, 1940. In March 1942, they took over the farm operations of Norma's parents. They ranched and farmed there in Blue Hill Township, McLean County, in Ryder, N.D., for 37 years. During their ranching careers, they lived on the "Blue Hill Ranch". They were devoted to the production of registered Hereford cattle and Hampshire hogs as well as small grains. They employed a ranch manager and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Madsen and daughters, for many years while employed in state government. Both Walt and his wife worked in state government and in community affairs.
They retired from ranching in 1979. They then moved to Plaza Towers Condos in Bismarck. They also maintained their summer home on Lake Sakakawea, south of Garrison. During their retirement they traveled extensively. While living at Plaza Towers, Walt served as president of the Plaza Tower Condo Association until his health failed.
Walt and Norma were promoters of education. In 1979, they set up scholarships for high school graduates of Mott and Garrison high schools in the honor of the "Fiedler and Osmon" families, and also funding for the Garrison Senior Citizen's Club. Walt and Norma generously provided funds in the form of donations for scholarships and college advancement to Bismarck State College. Their gift helped in the remodeling of Schafer Hall. Walt was a kind and loving man. His family was special to him and he provided scholarships for many members who had an interest in education. He sponsored many beneficiaries including Bismarck State College and Lewis and Clark Foundation in Washburn.
Walt and his wife are members of First Presbyterian Church in Bismarck; the Elks Club No. 1199, Sons of Norway, Golden K Kiwanis Club, former residents of Plaza Towers, and active in Ryder and Garrison community affairs. Walt and Norma were among the people who helped write North Dakota history. They were active in politics and community affairs, always promoting a better life for the citizens of North Dakota.
Walter is survived by his wife, Norma, Bismarck; two sisters, Helen Erickson, Great Falls, Mont., and Irene Frieboes, Bismarck; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Christina Fiedler; two brothers, Arthur Fiedler, Mott, and Rudy Fiedler, Bismarck; and one sister, Selma Auch, Mott.
Memorials are requested to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Foundation.
Mary Koch, 103, Bismarck, died March 8, 2002, in her home. Arrangements are pending with Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck.
WILTON - Roland H. Reich, 85, Wilton, died March 6, 2002, in a Montana veterans home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Bismarck Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas R. Marcis Jr. officiating. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date.
Roland was born Oct. 22, 1916, the son of Wilhelm and Elsa (Erbstiesser) Reich in Shell Lake, Wis. He grew up and attended school in Shell Lake, graduating from high school in 1934. He earned his bachelor degree from the University of Wisconsin. He then enlisted in the Army and served as a weather observer in Panama. After his discharge he earned degrees from the University of Minnesota, University of Montana and his doctorate from the University of Wyoming. He taught and administered at various high schools and colleges in North Dakota until his retirement in 1970. While teaching he purchased land and ranched south of Wilton, where his life-long goal and dream of a wildlife and conservation reserve is a reality.
Roland was highly appreciative to those who provided him with health care and his very special friends, John and Jean Hruby and Dan Davenport.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; two sisters; and his faithful companion, Liebe.
DICKINSON - Wayne Hledik, 60, Dickinson, died March 8, 2002, in the Dickinson health center. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; one daughter, Christine Biel, Dickinson; six grandchildren; and one sister, Darlene Hledik, Fargo. (Stevenson-Mischel-Olson Chapel, Dickinson)
GOODRICH - Susanna Wollman, 91, Goodrich, formerly of Chaseley, died March 8, 2002, in the Harvey nursing home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church, Goodrich. Further arrangements are pending with Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden.
Cleo Hohl, 80, Mobridge, S.D., died March 7, 2002, in the Mobridge care center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mobridge. Further arrangements are pending with Kesling Funeral Home, Mobridge.