Herbert Schlafman

2001-12-14T18:00:00Z Herbert Schlafman Bismarck Tribune
December 14, 2001 6:00 pm

Herbert Schlafman, 80, a longtime Bismarck resident, died Dec. 11, 2001, in Benedict, where he was currently residing in an adult care facility. Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. James Sorenson officiating. Military graveside services conducted by VFW Gilbert N. Nelson Post No. 1326 will be in Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services at the church.

Herbert was born Dec. 27, 1920, in Wilton, the son of Carl and Emilia (Laib) Schlafman. He attended public school in Picardville. Herbert worked on the family farm until he entered the U.S. Army in December 1942. Herbert received his military training at Fort Snelling, Minn., after which he was assigned to the 1358th Military Police Co. as a military policeman in Normandy, northern France, Rhineland and central Europe. Herbert was honorably discharged as a corporal in November 1945.

After his military service, he returned to farming. Herbert married Irene Neumiller on Dec. 31, 1946, and they lived in Pickardville until Irene's death in 1952. Herbert moved to Bismarck. He married Bertha Lassele on Dec. 5, 1953. Herbert was employed by Super Value Warehouse for 30 years until retirement.

He was a pioneer member of Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion and the Teamsters Union. Herbert's hobbies and interests included fishing of all kinds, especially ice fishing; he was an excellent mechanic and loved to tinker with cars. He enjoyed summer vacations with his family, camping and fishing weekends. After his retirement, he remained busy fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Herbert is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Anastasia Schlafman, and his daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Rich Roehrich, Brenda and Dwight Monger and Mavis, all of Bismarck; his grandchildren and their spouses, Kari and David Schlafman, Paula (Brent) Hilken, Amy (Allen) Peal, Micheal, Sandra, Betsy, Katie, Sydney and Lindsey Monger; his great-grandchildren, Tanner and Tate Hilken, Ethan Peal and Caleb Monger; his brothers and their spouses, Ruben (Martha), Jamestown, Arnold (Nan), Loon Lake, Wash., and Eugene (Marilyn), Florence, Ariz.; and his sister, Darlene (Ronnie) Sahr, Porcupine, S.D.; his sisters-in-law, Lydia Wolf, Hilda Lassle, Ruby Schlafman, Martha Schlafman, Laura Schlafman and Ruth (Ted) Kurle; his brothers-in-law, Helmuth Lassle, Ted Neumiller and Harold Neumiller; his fishing buddies, Art and Carl Laib; and his very special caregiver, Jennene Kittleson, and her staff.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bertha; and his brothers, Alvin, Otto and Johnnie.

Herbert will be remembered as a hard working man by friends, and for his crooked little smile and the sparkle in his eyes by his children and grandchildren.

Bertha Renke

BEULAH - Bertha Renke, 93, Beulah, died Dec. 13, 2001, in the Beulah care center. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Monday at Beulah Congregational Church, with the Rev. Robert Pittman officiating. Burial will be in Beulah City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. MST Sunday at Seibel Funeral Home, Beulah.

Bertha was born Aug. 10, 1908, north of Zap to Henry and Mathilda (Bauer) Lang, and attended rural school. She was confirmed at Hope Congregational Church in Golden Valley in 1924.

On Jan. 4, 1931, she married Jacob Renke at the Congregational Church in Zap. They lived in Zap for a short time, and then moved to the Zap Mine Camp. In October 1943, they moved back to Zap. In June 1950, they moved to Beulah, where Bertha had since resided. Jake passed away Oct. 3, 1993. On Aug. 8, 2001, Bertha became a resident of the Knife River Care Center, Beulah.

Bertha did home and office cleaning for many, and also did some day care. They spent many summers at their trailer at Weidner Bay. She was a member of the Beulah Congregational Church.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, LaVon and Dennis Kirchmeier, Beulah; one son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Paulette Renke, Towner; two granddaughters, Christine and Robert Bubach, Lisbon, and Jackie and Christopher Gapp, West Fargo; one grandson, Marcus Renke, Valley City; three great-granddaughters, Morgan and Courtney Bubach, both of Lisbon, and Elise Gapp, West Fargo; one great-grandson, Preston Gapp, West Fargo; one sister, Olivia and Don Shields, Marysville, Wash.; two brothers, Emil and Alma Lang, Tacoma, Wash., and Harry Lang, Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister-in-law, Emma Richardson, Portland, Ore.; a dear and faithful friend, Melita Scherer, Beulah; her very special caregivers, Esther Scheidt and Berniece Homuth, both of Beulah; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Bertha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jake; four brothers, Dick, Otto, Milbert and Albert; and two sisters, Elsie Grant and Emma Laird.

Richard Ereth

PICK CITY - Richard Erasmus Ereth, 81, Pick City, died Dec. 12, 2001, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with the Rev. Richard Hagestuen officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck, with military graveside services by the Mandan Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts.

Visitation will be held until time of services today.

Richard was born Jan. 6, 1920, in rural Morton County, near Solen, the son of Anton and Anna (Froehlich) Ereth. He was raised in Solen and graduated from Solen High School. He served during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps in the European Theater of Operations. He married Ardis Detienne on June 24, 1966. He worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers until his retirement on March 12, 1980. He loved boating, gardening and driving his Cadillac.

He is survived by two stepdaughters, Dorothy Kerns, Ohio, and Dee Davidson, Georgia; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Leonard and Loriena Ereth and Lloyd and Eileen Ereth, all of Mandan, Kenneth and Eleanor Ereth, Bismarck, and Alice Ereth, Mandan; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bernice and Bill Shaw, Rock Springs, Wyo., Marie Landsberger, Post Falls, Idaho, and Laura and Dave Schmidt, Mandan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ardis; his parents, Anton and Anna; two sisters, Diane Christiansen and Juanita Delkamp; and his brother, William Ereth.

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan.

Calvin Weber

NEW ROCKFORD - Calvin K. Weber, 67, New Rockford, died Dec. 12, 2001, at his home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford. Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford.

He is survived by his wife, Leone; three sons, Paul, Mandan, Todd, New Rockford, and Jeff, West Fargo; four grandchildren; four brothers, Reuben, Cooperstown, Walter, New Rockford, David, South Pasadena, Calif., and Phillip, Jacksonville, Fla.; and four sisters, Elsie Withers, Hagerstown, Pa., Loretta Varrechione, West Warwick, R.I., Martha Haugen, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Tilda Haugan, Pelican Rapids, Minn. (Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford)

John Parsons

John Parsons, 95, Bismarck, died Dec. 13, 2001, in a local care center. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck. Further arrangements are pending.

Hazel Flemmer

NEW SALEM - Hazel Flemmer, 93, New Salem, formerly of Hebron, died Dec. 14, 2001, in the New Salem care center. Arrangements are pending with Spangelo Funeral Home, Hebron.

Lilly Deppert

WILLISTON - Lilly Deppert, 87, Williston, died Dec. 14, 2001, in a Williston care center. Arrangements are pending with Fulkerson Funeral Home, Williston.

Jerry Mead

DUNN CENTER - Jerry J. Mead, 61, Dunn Center, died Dec. 13, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are pending with Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson.

Kelly Helmick

JAMESTOWN - Kelly R. Helmick, 51, Jamestown, died Dec. 14, 2001, in a Jamestown hospital. Arrangements are pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.

Hertha Scherer

Hertha W. Scherer, 92, Bismarck, died Dec. 13, 2001, in a Bismarck care center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Further arrangements are pending with Bismarck Funeral Home.

Regina Ross

WHITE SHIELD - Regina Ross, 77, White Shield, died Dec. 13, 2001, in the Garrison hospital. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ralph Wells Memorial Complex, White Shield. Further arrangements are pending with Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison.

Grace Wilder

JAMESTOWN - Grace Wilder, 77, Jamestown, died Dec. 14, 2001, in a Jamestown care center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hi-Acres Memorial Chapel, Jamestown. Further arrangements are pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.

Emil Reule

DICKINSON - Emil F. Reule, 87, Dickinson, formerly of Medina and Show Low, Ariz., died Dec. 12, 2001, in a Dickinson health center. Services will be held at 7 p.m. MST Sunday at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

He is survived by two sons, Terry, Dickinson, and Randy, Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Mona Morgan, Yakima, Wash.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Norman, Apache Junction, Ariz., and William, Charlotte, N.C.

William Lushenko

MINOT - William Lushenko, 94, Minot, died Dec. 13, 2001, in a Minot care center. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Baptist Church, Minot. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Great Stone Cemetery, rural Ruso.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; one son, William Jr., Kent, Wash.; three daughters, Mavis Abrahamson, Englewood, Colo., Della Njos, Bismarck, and Phyllis Harmon, Minot; nine grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 19 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Sam, Minot; and three sisters, Ella Baklenko, Benedict, Emma Sloboden, Escalon, Calif., and Florence Tiegen, Oliver, British Columbia, Canada. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

Aaron Haas

ASHLEY - Aaron O. Haas, 78, Ashley, died Dec. 11, 2001, at his winter home in Mission, Texas. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church, Ashley. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta; one daughter, Yvonne Dollinger, Mobridge, S.D.; one son, Randy, Fargo; six grandchildren; two brothers, Alan, Ashley, and LeMar, Venturia; and four sisters, Edna Bertsch and LaVilla Dollinger, both of Ashley, Faye Bertsch, Salem, Ore., and Arly Mae Schnabel, Mobridge, S.D. (Carlsen Funeral Home, Ashley)

Val Johner

Val M. Johner, 87, Salt Lake City, Utah, formerly of Fayette, died Dec. 10, 2001, at his home. Services were held Dec. 14 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Salt Lake City. Burial was in American Fork City Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; one stepson, John Adams; and one half-brother, Theodore Ressler. (Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, Salt Lake City)

John Nagel

FLASHER - John A. Nagel, 96, Flasher, died Dec. 14, 2001, in a local care center. Services will be held at 11 a.m. MST Tuesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Flasher. Further arrangements are pending with Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck.

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