Sam Haverluk

2002-01-06T18:00:00Z Sam Haverluk Bismarck Tribune
January 06, 2002 6:00 pm

Sam Haverluk, 84, Fort Collins, Colo., died Jan. 4, 2002, following a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MST Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Collins. Additionally, mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Bismarck. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, south of Mandan.

A viewing is planned from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Goes Funeral Care, Fort Collins, with a rosary at 7 p.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Sam was born Oct. 10, 1917, in Gorham, N.D., to Matt and Martha (Kemchenko) Haverluk. He grew up and attended schools in Gorham. He also attended Belfield High School, after which he entered the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Sam served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a sergeant in the infantry and participated in the Normandy Invasion in 1944. He also participated in the Northern France and Rhineland Campaigns. He was wounded at Hofen, Germany.

Following his discharge from the Army, Sam attended and graduated from Capitol Commercial College in Bismarck. After graduation, he began employment with the North Dakota State Treasurer's office in Bismarck. He was employed there for 35 years and retired as comptroller in 1982. He married Ann Schmaltz in April of 1957 at St. Mary's Church in Bismarck. Sam and Ann moved to Fort Collins in 1992.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Collins, and was a life member of the American Legion Post, the VFW and the Elks No. 1199 of Bismarck. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Sam enjoyed traveling, fishing, historical books and films, but his passion was golf.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Ann; three sisters, Katherine Logosz, Dickinson, Olga Reiter, West Fargo, and Betty Senchuk, Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada; and many special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Nick, George and Fred; and one sister, Ann Swetland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of the donor's choice, or to St. Joseph's School or St. Mary's High School in care of Goes Funeral Care, 3665 Canal Drive, Suite E, Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Elma Parsons

Elma Parsons, 80, Bismarck, died Jan. 4, 2002, at her home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Boelter-Eastgate Funeral Service, 200 W. Turnpike Ave., Bismarck, with the Rev. Darrel Aleson officiating. Burial will be in McClusky Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Elma Bitz was born Feb. 2, 1921, in Zeeland, N.D., the daughter of Emanuel and Elizabeth (Schlepp) Bitz. She grew up in Emmons County, living at different times in Hazelton, Temvik and Moffit, and attended schools in Emmons County.

Following World War II, she moved to Bismarck where she was employed by JC Penney and Sears Roebuck and was quite proud of the fact that she did a bit of modeling for Sears. She also worked for a brief while in Georgia.

On Jan. 24, 1947, she married Lawrence A. Parsons at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bismarck. In 1949, they moved to Aberdeen, S.D. Later they ran a drive-in theater in Bowman, and also lived in Beulah and Minot before returning to Bismarck in 1952. In 1955, they moved to Devils Lake and in 1969 to Fessenden, where Elma operated Parsons Motel. Larry died on Aug. 20, 1970, and Elma moved back to Bismarck. In 1993, she moved to Green Valley, Ariz., but returned to Bismarck in 1998, where she lived until her death.

Elma enjoyed the company of various friends in her apartment building, and her close friend, Dontee Adams, as well as her family. She enjoyed going to lunch and was a great favorite at several local restaurants. She enjoyed reading, good jokes and television, frequently calling family to tell them a program she thought they should watch. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Elma was a genuine people person, intelligent, articulate, witty, and a joy to visit with.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Jack Johnson, Mandan; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Raymond and Carol Parsons, Bismarck, Daryl Parsons, Forest Lake, Minn., and Duane Parsons, Rochester, N.Y.; one sister, Matilda Soule; three brothers, Reubin, Leo and Floyd Bitz, all of Bismarck; three granddaughters, Kelly (Jarod) Hause, Bethany Johnson and Tara Parsons; five grandsons, Marshall (Pat) Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Jesse Johnson, Eric (Stephanie) Parsons and Ryan (Shannon) Parsons; as well as three great-grandsons, Spencer and Brett Johnson, and Andrew Parsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; and her parents, Emanuel and Elizabeth Bitz.

Anna Ternes

Anna Maria Ternes, 85, Bismarck, died Jan. 5, 2002, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Church of the Ascension, Bismarck, with the Rev. Marvin Klemmer officiating. Burial will be held at St. Gertrudes, Raleigh, at 2 p.m.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent's Care Center, Bismarck, with a rosary at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bismarck Funeral Home with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Anna Maria was born Feb. 8, 1916, in Brisbane, N.D., the daughter of Eugene and Josephine (Vetter) Riehl. She attended school in Brisbane and Raleigh, N.D., and Duluth, Minn. Anna married Bernard Ternes in 1935 at the Bishop's Chapel in Bismarck. They lived in Raleigh most of their married lives and moved to Bismarck in 1975.

Anna dedicated herself to raising and educating her children. She loved needlework, reading, writing, spending time at the senior center and with family and friends. She was proud of her German heritage and enjoyed studying and discussing her genealogy. Her grandparents all came from the Russian steppes. Her paternal grandparents were Karl and Dorthea (Steiert) Riehl who emigrated from Krasna, Bessarabia, Russia. Her maternal grandparents were Joann and Anna Maria (Schumacher) Vetter. Joann was from Selz, Russia, and Anna Maria was from Strasburg, Russia, both villages in the Kurtchurgan District. Her distant ancestors who immigrated to Russia around 1800 were primarily from the Elsass Region of Germany now the Alsace France.

Anna is survived by her husband, Bernard (Ben), Bismarck; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Delores and Miles Utter, Bismarck, Claudia and Richard Noble, Gig Harbor, Wash., Elaine and Kay Kittler, Redmond, Wash., Donna and Eugene Wanner, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Addie Ternes, Rosville, Minn.; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Leo and Peggy (Mahrer) Ternes, Tulsa, Okla., Clarence and Bonnie (Siegfried) Ternes, Emmett, Idaho, Harold and Karen (Bullinger) Ternes, Meridian, Idaho, and Steve Ternes, Aurora, Colo.; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Frances Kopp, Raleigh.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Anita; and one sister, Lagotta Tischmack.

Ella Riebe

WILTON - Ella Riebe, 86, Wilton, died Jan. 4, 2002, in a Bismarck hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sunne Lutheran Church, Wilton, with the Rev. Paul Schauer officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Wilton.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Bismarck Funeral Home, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ella was born Aug. 2, 1915, to August and Mathilad (Mantei) Pietz in Geneoa, N.D. She married David Riebe on Sept. 21, 1935, in Minot. They farmed in the Turtle Lake and Wilton areas. Ella was an active member of Sunne Lutheran Church and with Wilton Senior Citizens. She enjoyed doing crafts, but she also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, David; one daughter and son-in-law, Bernadine and Richard Lisburg, Fargo; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Dorothy Pietz, Corvalis, Ore.; and three sisters, Emeline Blomberg, Denver, Helen McCann, Las Vegas, and Esther Burdick, Broken Arrow, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and two sisters.

Dennis Hopkins

LINTON - Dennis E. Hopkins, 62, Linton, formerly of Seattle, died Jan. 4, 2002, in an automobile accident. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home, Linton.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen E. Hopkins, Linton; two daughters, Rebecca Ann Puloka, Burien, Wash., and Megen Hopkins, Everett, Wash.; six sons, Michael Hopkins, Vancouver, Wash., Todd Crawford, Lenexa, Kan., Martin Hopkins, Bellevue, Wash., Meret Hopkins, Strasburg, Mason Hopkins, Everett, and Troy Crawford, Arlington, Texas; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Gary, Linton; and one sister, Mary Scafe, Lake Stevens, Wash.

Ardell Retzlaff

KULM - Ardell E. Retzlaff Sr., 61, Kulm, died Jan. 5, 2002, in a Fargo hospital. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dahlstrom Funeral Home Chapel, Kulm. Further arrangements are pending.

Selma Geier

Selma Geier, 76, Bismarck, formerly of Pettibone, died Jan. 6, 2002, in a Bismarck hospital. Arrangements are pending with Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Edwin Lang

NAPOLEON - Edwin Lang, 85, Napoleon, formerly of Streeter, died Jan. 6, 2002, in the Napoleon care center. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Streeter. Further arrangements are pending with Haut Funeral Home, Gackle.

Lee Doll

NEW SALEM - Lee Doll, 75, New Salem, died Jan. 5, 2002, at his daughter's home in Cornville, Ariz. Arrangements are pending with Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan.

Virginia Lacy

Virginia M. Lacy, 94, Bismarck, formerly of Fessenden, died Jan. 3, 2002, in a Bismarck nursing home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fessenden Public School gymnasium. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Fessenden.

She is survived by one brother, Roy Lacy, Mexico. (Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden)

Oscar Imsland

McGREGOR - Oscar F. Imsland, 67, McGregor, died Jan. 5, 2002, in the Tioga medical center. Arrangements are pending with Fulkerson Funeral Home, Tioga.

Harmon Weeks

NEW ROCKFORD - Harmon M. Weeks, 88, New Rockford, died Jan. 4, 2002, in the Carrington health center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, New Rockford. Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford.

He is survived by his cousin, James Johnson, New Rockford; his sister-in-law, Johanna Meade Weeks, Dickinson; and two nephews, John Weeks, Dickinson, and George Keehn, Madison, Wis. (Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford)

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