2002-05-20T19:00:00Z Obituaries Bismarck Tribune
May 20, 2002 7:00 pm

William Forthun

ALEXANDER - William Forthun, 85, Alexander, died May 19, 2002, in the Williston medical center. Arrangements are pending with Fulkerson Funeral Home, Williston.

May Jacobs

UNDERWOOD - May Jacobs, 88, Underwood, died May 20, 2002, in the Turtle Lake hospital. Arrangements are pending with Goetz Funeral Home, Underwood.

Henry Schmeets

ANAMOOSE - Henry Schmeets, 82, Anamoose, died May 20, 2002, at his home in Harvey. Arrangements are pending with Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.

Val Splichal

SOUTH HEART - Val Splichal, 78, South Heart, died May 20, 2002, in a Dickinson medical center. Arrangements are pending with Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson.

Nels Anderson

TIOGA - Nels Anderson, 78, Tioga, formerly of Bismarck, died May 18, 2002, in the Tioga medical center. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, Tioga. Further arrangements are pending with Everson Funeral Home, Williston.

Richard Aide

Richard "Dick" J. Aide, 77, 1050 Westwood St., Bismarck, died peacefully May 18, 2002, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Bismarck, with the Revs. Jake Kincaid and Mary Porter officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.

Family visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

Dick was born April 30, 1925, in Dallas, S.D. He was the son of George and Doris (Orendorff) Aide. He was raised and educated in Bismarck, where he graduated from Bismarck High School and Bismarck Junior College. Dick enlisted in the United States Army Air Force and served in the Pacific during World War II from 1944 to 1946. Dick married Betty Ann Kent on July 8, 1950, in the chapel of the First Presbyterian Church in Bismarck. They resided together in Bismarck for 51 years.

He was in real estate for 40 years with T. Clem Casey Real Estate, part owner of Robert James Real Estate, Sales Manager of Dakota Real Estate and owner of Aide & Associates. He founded Lake Aid Systems doing business as LAS International, where he was president until his death.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, fly tying, gardening, sports and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren take part in their sporting events. He and Betty spent many happy summers at their cabin on Crooked Lake. Dick was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a life member of Elks Lodge No. 1199. His afternoon coffee friends and Elks snooker buddies were important to him.

Dick is survived by his wife, Betty, Bismarck; his three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mike and Bonnie and their three sons, Jack, Sam and Will, all of Bismarck, Mark and Denise and their children, Katie, Kelsey, Abbey and Harrison, all of Bottineau, and Lee, Minneapolis; and one niece, Nancy (Benrud) Bartlett, Sartell, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Jeanne Aide Benrud.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to St. Alexius Hospice or the First Presbyterian Church Child Care Center.

Marcella Moore

Marcella C. Moore, 89, Bismarck, died May 19, 2002, in a Bismarck care center. Services will be held at noon Wednesday at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Bismarck, with the Rev. Thomas Kramer officiating. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bismarck Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to services at the church.

Marcella was born Aug. 14, 1912, in Wadena, Minn., to Bartholome and Mary Ann (Welsh) Cuddingan. She grew up and attended school in Wadena and Anoka, Minn., and graduated from Anoka High School. Marcella attended secretarial school in Duluth, Minn., for one year. She married Loren Moore on June 30, 1949, in St. Cloud, Minn. They lived in Beulah from 1953 to 1977. After Loren's death, Marcella moved to Bismarck in 1977.

She loved spending time with her children, especially her grandchildren. Marcella was a reading aide volunteer at Will-Moore School for 18 years. She had a great love of children.

Marcella is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Charnell, Mott, and Michael and Joyce, Aberdeen, S.D.; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Dasovick, Bismarck; her grandchildren, Heather (John) Eagan, London, England, Jeff Dasovick, Grand Forks, Chris, Jennifer and Rebecca Dasovick, all of Bismarck, and Josh, Joe and Jake Moore, all of Aberdeen, S.D.; her great-grandchildren, Eleanor, Edward and John Eagan, all of London, England; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Moore, Mott, and Betty Cuddingan, Minneapolis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers; and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Terrace, Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center or the God's Child Project.

Bernard Stasney

Bernard L. Stasney, 87, Mandan, died Dec. 5, 2001, in a Mandan care center. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Stephen D. Eastin officiating.

Bernard was born May 20, 1914, on the Stasney farm, southwest of Mandan, the son of Martin F. and Bernadina (Welcek) Stasney. He attended Hanson Auto and Diesel School in Fargo prior to his service in the U.S. Air Force from Feb. 21, 1942, until his honorable discharge on Sept. 28, 1946. He served with the ground crew for the Air Force in both Africa and Italy. He returned to the farm after the war and continued to live there until he became a resident of the Medcenter One Care Center in Mandan 11 years ago.

Bernard was truly a man of the soil, but also loved music and dancing. Even in his later years at the care center, he could still take a turn on the dance floor and also entertained himself and others by playing the harmonica. He always enjoyed a good conversation and often told stories of his adventures during military service.

Bernard is survived by his sister, Violetta LaGrave, Bismarck; and two nephews, Larry LaGrave, Phoenix, and Charles LaGrave, San Francisco.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Martin. (Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan)

Harvey Hjelmhaug

JAMESTOWN - Harvey D. Hjelmhaug, 84, Jamestown, died May 20, 2002 in the Jamestown hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown. Burial will be in Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; three children, David Hjelmhaug, Fairport, N.Y., Carol Femling, Baxter, Minn., and Doug Hjelmhaug, San Jose, Calif.; nine grandchildren; five stepchildren, Dean Martell, Cleveland, and Tina Greenstein, Melissa Mickelson, Mike Martell, Jamestown and Heather Martell, all of Jamestown; and eight step-grandchildren. (Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown)

Howard Holsti

NAPOLEON - Howard Holsti, 82, Napoleon, died May 18, 2002, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Salem United Methodist Church, Napoleon. Burial will be in Napoleon City Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Peona; one stepdaughter, Evon Dewald, Moorhead, Minn.; one stepson, Ken Bauer, Barnesville, Minn.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Selma Anderson, Colfax; and one brother, Art, Bismarck. (Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon)

Raymond Rogers

MOTT - Raymond L. Rogers, 48, Mott, died May 16, 2002, at his home. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. MDT Thursday at United Church of Christ, Mott. Burial will be in Sunnyslope Cemetery, Mott.

He is survived by one son, Nathan, Fort Bragg, N.C.; one daughter, Anne Rogers, Mott; his mother, Marjorie Rogers, Mott; two sisters, Marcia Houtz, New Brighton, Minn., and Julie McKown, Ormond Beach, Fla.; and three brothers, William, Bismarck, Thomas, Lancaster, Ohio, and John, Helena, Mont. (Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home, Mott)

Herbert Wiedenmeyer

HAZEN - Herbert Wiedenmeyer, 73, Hazen, died May 19, 2002, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MDT Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen. Further arrangements are pending with Seibel Funeral Home, Hazen.

Lyle Gray

Lyle Gray, 77, Lone Pine, Calif., formerly of Hebron, died May 15, 2002, at his home.

He is survived by one son, Lyle Jr., Swedesboro, N.J.; two sisters, LaVerne Jaeger and Leila Bender, both of Bismarck; and three brothers, Leland, Sewell, N.J., Lowell, Mesa, Ariz., and Larry, Lodi, Calif.

Steve Archambault

Steve Archambault, 30, Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Mobridge, S.D., died May 17, 2002, in Sioux Falls of natural causes. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bullhead, S.D. Further arrangements are pending with Kesling Funeral Home, Mobridge.

Ramona Ziegler

Ramona Ziegler, 71, Bismarck, died May 20, 2002, in a Bismarck hospital. Arrangements are pending with Bismarck Funeral Home.

Marlene Vondergeest

JAMESTOWN - Marlene Vondergeest, 58, Jamestown, died May 20, 2002, in a Mitchell, S.D., hospital. Arrangements are pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.

John Gerbig

DICKINSON - John Gerbig, 86, Dickinson, formerly of Belfield, died May 19, 2002, in a Dickinson nursing home. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MDT Friday at Price-Murphy Funeral Home, Dickinson. Further arrangements are pending.

Barbara Martin

DICKINSON - Barbara Martin, 90, Dickinson, died May 19, 2002, in the Dickinson hospital. Arrangements are pending with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.

Agnes Polsfut

MINOT - Agnes Polsfut, 82, Minot, formerly of Garrison and Max, died May 19, 2002, in a Minot hospital. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church, Garrison, with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Burial will be held at 4:30 p.m. in St. Matthew's Cemetery, rural Max.

Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison, and for one hour prior to services at the church.

Agnes was born June 4, 1919, in rural Max to William and Philipina (Tietz) Schmidt. She and Walter Polsfut were the first couple married in the newly built St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on Nov. 28, 1937, in Poplar Township in rural Max. They farmed southeast of Max for many years before retiring in 1975 and moving to Garrison. In September 2000, they moved to Brentmore Assistant Living Facility in Minot. Agnes and Walter would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in November.

Agnes was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Garrison and also the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML).

Agnes is survived by her husband, Walter, Minot; one son and daughter-in-law, LuWayne and Coral Polsfut, Max; four daughters and sons-in-law, Eunice and Weldon Wagner, McClusky, Doris and Alan Taylor, Garrison, JoAnn and Dale Gust, Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Cindy and Wayne Thompson, Max; one brother, Wilbert Schmidt, Minot; three sisters, Clara Giese, Coleharbor, and Adeline Berg and her husband Bob and Lois Schmeichel and her husband Duane, all of Minot; one brother-in-law, George Huettl, Max; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Elna Huettl.

David Barney

MICHIGAN - David Barney, 46, Michigan, died May 18, 2002, in a crane accident at a construction site near Hot Springs, S.D. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Michigan Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Michigan Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stanley-Iverson Funeral Home, McVille, and will continue on Thursday for one hour prior to services at the church.

David Cameron Barney was born Feb. 28, 1956, at McVille, the son of Milton and Charlotte (Bonde) Barney. He was raised at rural McVille until the age of three, when his family moved to rural Michigan. He was educated at and graduated from Michigan High School in 1974. He married Peggy Harildstad, and they had three daughters together.

Dave worked for Farmers Union Elevator at Michigan before moving to Golden Valley. They lived there for six years until they returned to Michigan. Dave continued to work as a crane operator with Operating Engineers Local 49 for over 23 years. He met Kristie Linnell in 1994, and they were married on Dec. 2, 2000.

Dave had a special love for hunting, fishing, horses, ranching and the outdoors, as well as the people he shared them with.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Kristie Barney, Michigan; three daughters, Sara Barney, St. Paul, Minn., and Amanda Barney and Jessica Barney, both of Grand Forks; his parents, Milton and Charlotte Barney, Michigan; three brothers, Lance (Georgette) Barney, Fernley, Nev., Michael (Jennifer) Barney, Michigan, and Paul Barney, Anchorage, Alaska; one sister, Kathleen Barney, Colorado Springs, Colo.; his nieces and nephews, Lancette (Ward) VanGuilder, Michelle Barney, Kara Barney, Kimberly Barney, Derek Barney, Erin Barney, Jerilyn Barney, Marie Barney, Michael Jacob Barney and Laura Rigney; his great-niece and great-nephew, Breseis Vargas and Noah VanGuilder; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Nettie Barney and Clarence and Laura Bonde; and two aunts, Evelyn Swenseth and Charlotte Skaggs.

Gladys Crandell

STRASBURG - Gladys S. Crandell, 94, Strasburg, died May 19, 2002, in the Strasburg care center. Private funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home Chapel, Linton, with the Rev. James Moos of the United Church of Christ of Bismarck officiating. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Buchanan Cemetery, Buchanan, with the Rev. Terri Akkerman officiating.

Gladys was born Aug. 1, 1907, at Buchanan, the daughter of Bertel and Esther (Gram) Sorenson. She attended grade school and high school in Buchanan, and graduated from Valley City State Teachers College in 1927. Gladys taught in rural schools in Stutsman County.

On July 2, 1928, she married Cecil E. Crandell at Buchanan. They made their home in various North Dakota towns where Cecil worked as an agent for Northern Pacific Railroad and Gladys taught school. In 1961, Gladys graduated from Dickinson State College, and taught at Highland Acres School in Bismarck until retiring in 1972. Her husband died in 1978.

Gladys was a charter member of the United Church of Christ in Bismarck.

Grateful to have shared her life are her daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Donald Naumann, Linton; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three step-grandsons; three step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; one sister-in-law, Susan Sorenson, Jamestown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Adele, Jennie and Clara; and four brothers, James, Harold, Donald and Ernest.

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