Cecilia Wagner, 93, Linton, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at St. Vincent's Nursing Home, Bismarck.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Monday, Feb. 17 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Linton.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Myers Funeral Home, Linton.
Cecilia was born on Sept. 19, 1926, to Zacheus and Amalia (Schreiner) Braun. She grew up on a farm SW of Strasburg and attended country school. She graduated from Linton High School in 1945. She then taught country school for two years before attending business college in Bismarck. She worked for an attorney in Linton and later at the Emmons County Record.
On Dec. 30, 1958, Cecilia and Jack Wagner were united in marriage at St. Anthony Catholic Church. The couple made their home in Linton where they raised their two children. Cecilia worked in the district juvenile court at the courthouse in Linton for over 30 years.
Cecilia enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. She liked to crochet, cross stitch and do cross word puzzles. She was an excellent cook and loved to bake.
Cecilia lived at the Strasburg Care Center for a short time before moving to the Prairie Rose apartments in Linton. In October 2018 she moved to St. Vincent's in Bismarck.
She is survived by her children, Judy (Eric) Johnson, Woodbury, Minn., and Claude (Traci) Wagner, Bismarck; 4 granddaughters, Amanda and Hannah Johnson, Olivia and Grace Wagner; sister, Sara Ritt, Hastings, Minn.; sister-in-law, Vangie Wagner; brother-in-law, Andy Wagner; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; brothers, John (Theresa) Braun and Magnus (Teresa) Braun; sisters, Agnes (John) Roehrich, Nellie (Matt) Weisbeck, Katherine (Sebastian) Meier and an infant sister, Maria; and brother-in-law Adolph Ritt.
A special thank-you to the staff at St. Vincent's for the wonderful loving care given during this time.
Elizabeth Fuhrman, 88, Bismarck, passed away peacefully Feb. 10, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with burial in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place.
Elizabeth was born Dec. 1, 1931, near Linton to Anton and Barbara (Mosset) Werner. She was raised and educated in Bismarck. She worked at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck for most of her life. She enjoyed fishing with family and playing cards and spending time with family.
She is survived by daughters, Colene, Denise and Nadine, all of Bismarck; sons Thomas Jr., Bismarck, Bryant (Robin), Salida, Colo., and Kent (Shari), Fargo; sisters, Luella Holzer, Mary (Dick) Cieslak, Diane (Eddie) Dockter, Delores Schmidtke and Lundina (Benny) Haux, all of Bismarck, and Irene (Ken) Adolf, Utah; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas; sister Cecelia; and brothers, Glen and Tony.
Funeral arrangements are being made with DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan.
Elaine Levi Bauer, 92, previously of Bismarck, passed away peacefully under the care of hospice on Feb. 6, 2020, at Lilac Homes in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Elaine was born on a farm in McIntosh County near the town of Venturia on Aug. 5, 1927. Her parents were Fred and Christine Levi, formerly of Greenway, South Dakota. Elaine graduated from Zeeland High School at age 16. Upon completion of high school, she entered the Bismarck School of Nursing, graduating with her RN degree. She worked as a registered nurse in Bismarck, Fargo and Fort Collins, Colo., supporting her family while her husband, Armand, obtained his doctorate from Colorado State University. Elaine was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fargo and Zion Lutheran Church in Bismarck. She was engaged with her neighbors, and a believer in frequent and big hugs. She made a loving home for her husband and children. She was also quite active in genealogical research, and with her husband, was one of the founders of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society in Bismarck. Elaine was a skilled bridge player, playing in multiple bridge groups, and enjoyed domestic and international travel with her husband. Travel highlights for her were trips to the Panama Canal, Germany, and Australia.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Candice (John) Cox, Debra (Dave) Friend, Sydney (Gary) Evans, Andrew (Linda) Bauer, and her brothers, Dennis Levi and Eldon Levi. Further survivors include eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Armand; brother, Ivan Levi; parents, Fred and Christine Levi, and great-grandchild, Graham Jordan.
A celebration of life service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Zion Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Reception to follow at the church. Memorial gifts can be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, Germans from Russia Heritage Society, and Hospice of Red River Valley.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.
Candice “Candy” Eckert, 63, Bismarck, passed away on Feb. 4, 2020, in Phoenix, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 1143 North 26th St., Bismarck.
Family will greet visitors from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, where a prayer service will begin at 6 p.m.
Candy was born in Devils Lake on July 4, 1956, to Duane and Van Sauter. The family moved to Bismarck in 1958 and Candy graduated from Bismarck High School in 1974. During her high school years, she enjoyed being a cheerleader and a majorette.
After graduation, Candy enlisted in the Army Reserves where she served until April 1977 and received a nursing degree. Shortly after her first honorable discharge she re-enlisted and spent another three years as an Army recruiter until she received her second honorable discharge. Candy always had a deep love for all service men and women and was very proud to be a lifetime member of the Bismarck Amvets Club.
On Feb. 18, 1978, Candy married her true soulmate Robert “Bob” Douglas Eckert. Candy and Bob spent 42 amazing years together. Together, they worked in the business they started (Bob Eckert Painting Inc.) for over 20 years.
Candy and Bob were blessed with two children, Robb (born in 1981) and Amber (born in 1979). During the time their children were growing up, Bob and Candy went to all their kids' sporting events regardless of the distance they had to drive.
Friendship was very important to Candy. She truly believed the more friends you had, the better life would be. Many of these friends have expressed that “to know Candy, was to love Candy.” She looked forward to her monthly book club meetings as she knew they would be filled with plenty of laughs, food, drinks, and if there were any time left ... books!
Candy loved many in this life, but nothing came close to the love she had for her grandkids (Andrew, Emmy, Bobby, Gabe). She cherished each of them and treasured the moments she spent with them.
Candy is survived by her mother Evangeline Sauter; husband Robert “Bob” Eckert; daughter Amber Lynn (Jeff) Lovdal and their children Andrew and Gaberiel “Gabe”; son Robert “Robb” Duane (Jody) Eckert and their children Emerson “Emmy” and Robert Kelly “Bobby”; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Barb Eckert, Dent, Minn., Toni and Gary Riveland, Bismarck, Deb and Mark Mosolf, Bismarck, Carla and Rick Rasmussen, Moorhead, Minn., Tracy and Mark Geohring, Janesville, Wis., Dwight and Barb Sauter, Las Vegas, Nev., and Kyle and Cydra Sauter, Bismarck.
Candy is preceded in death by her father Duane Sauter; sister-in-law JoAnn Eckert: nephew Christopher Eckert, mother-in-law Sis Eckert; stepmother-in-law June Eckert; Uncle Dan Leno and Uncle Rubin Biech.
In lieu of flowers please donate in Candy's name to North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, 1825 46th St Mandan, ND 58554 or the American Heart Association.
William “Bill” Dietz, 71, Mandan, passed Feb. 13, 2020, following a lengthy, painful, cruel struggle with Multiple sclerosis, colon cancer, lymphedema, congestive heart failure and COPD. Private Services to be held at a later date.
Bill was born June 6, 1948, in Beach, the younger son of Hollis and Esther (Halvorsen) Dietz. He had a happy childhood growing up in Beach. Bill graduated from Beach High School with the class of 1966, Dickinson State College in 1970, and the University of Montana in 1972. Bill spent his life in education teaching mathematics and coaching. After 18 years as a classroom teacher he continued leading as an athletic director, principal and superintendent for schools in Wisconsin, Montana and North Dakota.
Bill's life changed when on June 8, 1974, he married Carol Hughes in Fall River, Wisconsin. Throughout their 46 years together Carol provided a loving, stable home for their family as they traveled through life together. Bill cherished his time with Carol and their children and grandchildren.
Over the years the companionship of numerous pets and hunting dogs provided great comfort to Bill. He looks forward to the time reunited with them as they snuggle together after roaming the outdoors. Bill will spend forever with those spirits of family members, fishing and hunting partners, friends and former students and colleagues that have passed on. “Try to do the best you can each day.”
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and son-in-law Donnie Ray Birdine Jr.
He is survived by his wife, and their children and grandchildren; Mike (Katie) Dietz, Kijia and Malia of Jamestown, and Holly Birdine, Dontrell, Donyea, Dontay and Donaven, Mandan. He is also survived by his brother Tom (Jean) Dietz, Dickinson, and their child and grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are being made with DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan.
Arthur Forrest Varty was born in the family home in Douglas on June 4, 1936, and passed away at home on Feb. 8, 2020, surrounded by his family. Art spent his last years in Bismarck close to his family.
A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Shepard of the Valley Church, 801 E. Denver Ave., Bismarck. Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Art was the fourth child born to Forrest and Florence (Wolcott) Varty. He spent a majority of his childhood trapping and hunting small game animals around the town of Douglas. He graduated from Douglas High School.
Art enlisted in the United States Army on Oct. 18, 1955. He proudly served his country and was stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1961. Upon leaving the military, he started his career as a police officer and later the sheriff of Nelson County. Art will be remembered for the wonderful stories that he enjoyed sharing with each person he came across.
He is survived by his wife Diana (Shaw) Varty; sisters Ruth (Arne) Tollefson, Maddock, Bonnie (Fred) Martens, Great Falls, Mont., and Betty (Richard) Schlichting, Garrison; daughters LaRae (Ted) Kuusisto, Bismarck, Nancy (Tim) Krause, Bowdon; sons Steve (Debbie) Varty, San Marcos, Texas, Tom (Tammy) Varty, Williston, William (Beth) Varty, Tolna; grandchildren Brian (Michelle) Varty, Doug Varty, Brandy Varty, Haley Krueger, Katie Krueger, Charlie Jo (Chris) Varty, Kayla Baker, Sara Krause, Kitanna Krause, Victoria Varty, Lindsay (Thomas) Varty, Forrest (Annastasia) Varty, Jason Kuusisto, Jeremiah Kuusisto; great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Kris Halverson, Gary Rankin, Dr. Boyd Hagen, and K. Thor Thompson.
Art was preceded in death by his parents Forrest and Florence (Wolcott) Varty; brothers Alfred ‘Bud' Varty, Robert ‘Bob' Varty, and David Varty; sisters Lois Schlichting, Dorothy Keller, and Carol Klain.
Harley D. Kienzle, 73, Ft. Morgan, Colo., died Feb. 3, 2020, at his home in Colorado. Cremation has taken place, a memorial service will be held in Steele in the spring.
He is survived by his sons: Greg and his wife Kristen and their children, Abigail and Anikah of Spokane, Wash., and Doug and his wife Sara and their children, Owen, Noelle and Caleb, Portland, Ore. He also leaves two brothers: Gary and Linda Kienzle, Washburn, and Ron Kienzle, Bismarck, a brother-in-law, Vern Unrath, Bismarck, and several nieces and nephews.
Please visit www.goetzfuneralhomes.com to view the complete obituary and sign the online guestbook of Harley with his family.
Sandy L. Landenberger, 71, Underwood, died Feb. 11, 2020 at CHI Community Memorial Hospital, Turtle Lake. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Augustana Lutheran Church, Underwood.
Sandy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Ray, Underwood; son, Jason (Tamara) Landenberger, Turtle Lake and daughter, Tami (Ernie) Moore, Beaver Dam, Ky.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters, Vicki Peterson, Pierre, S.D., and Elva (Norm) Karlson, Roseglen and many nieces and nephews.
David W. Jung passed away on February 1, 2020. He was born on October 23, 1960 in Dickinson to William and Alice (Frieze) Jung. He was a 1978 New England High School graduate.
Dave is survived by his wife, Nadine (Doll) and son, Darren, Fort Collins, Colo.; brother, Dan Jung, New England; sisters, JoAnn Jung, Bismarck, and Madonna (John) Wyze, Cokato, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Yvonne (Kevin) McNeal, Jamestown, and Sheila Doll, Aurora, Colo.; brother-in-law, Jason Doll, Marshall, Minn.; nieces and nephews.
Cecelia Dosch, 89, Bismarck passed away on Feb. 12, 2020 at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center.
Mass of Christian burial will take place 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Church of St. Anne. Burial will take place following the service at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bismarck Funeral Home with rosary and vigil beginning at 7 p.m.
Cecelia was born on March 25, 1930 in Mandan, the daughter of Luigi and Rose (Swindling) Ciavarella. She was raised and educated in Mandan, receiving her diploma from Mandan High School.
On Oct. 17, 1950 she married the love of her life, Herman Dosch in Mandan. Cecelia met Herman at Capital Laundry Company in March 1949, where they both worked. They dated 1 ½ years before they got married and the rest is history. They were blessed with five children. They would have been married 70 years this October.
Cecelia was employed with Q & R Clinic as a supervisor in the housekeeping department. She was employed with them for 22 years and retired in 1992.
She enjoyed camping, fishing, playing pinochle, dancing and gatherings with family and friends. Cecelia and Herman entered many waltz and polka contests and have many first place trophies to prove it. They did a lot of traveling until they found their winter home in Mission, Texas. They wintered at Mission Bell Resort and then later moved to Fiesta Village until selling their place in 2017 due to her health. At family gatherings she would always make by request her famous homemade rigatonis and meatballs.
Cecelia will be deeply missed by her five children: Mickey (Karla) Dosch, Sheridan, Wy.; Susan (Bruce) Tesky, Lincoln; Danny (Kelley) Dosch, Sun Valley, Nev.; Bonita (Richard) Weinstein, Seminole, Fla.; Kevin (Jane) Dosch, Aurora, Colo.; grandchildren: Michelle Dosch, Shannon Tesky, Nathan Dosch, Crystal (Cody) Harrington, Jenna (Chris) Lawler, Jamison Asbridge, Travis Dosch, Haley Dosch, Spencer Dosch, Sierra (Trevor) Crandall, Savannah Dosch and Seth Dosch; great-grandchildren: Nora and Wyatt Harrington, Jayden Lawler, TJ and Sawyer Crandall, Aurora-Rose and Layla Dosch.
She is also survived by her brother, Joseph Ciaveralla.
Cecelia is preceded in death by her parents, Luigi and Rose Ciavarella; grandson, Mathew Asbridge; great-granddaughter, Kynsi Lawler; sisters: Katherine (Adam) Bernhardt, Dorothy (Ralph) Weber, Donna (Leo) Miller; brothers: Michael Ciavarella, Herman (Adelaide) Ciavarella, Anton (Agnes) Ciavarella, Leonard (Rosemary) Ciavarella, Kenneth (Valerie) Ciavarella; sisters-in-law: Betty Ciavarella and Carol Ciavarella.
Peter John Reiser, 65, Lincoln, passed away on Feb. 12, 2020.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.
There will be no visitation, cremation has taken place.
Peter was born on Dec. 5, 1954, in Turtle Lake to Lillian and Marvin Reiser. Peter graduated from Washburn High School, attended Bismarck State College, and received his associate's degree in electronics.
He went on to join the Marines in 1973. Peter experienced many new things at this young age of 19, being a Marine jarhead. He traveled to many countries, saw many different cultures, and even had some time to run some hot rods!
In June of 1976 Peter, an E4, had his team on a training expedition and a horrible tragedy happened. The helicopter went down, killing eight out of 10 men. Peter was the last remaining survivor. Pete received several awards, one for National Defense Service, another for the Medal of Good Conduct, he also got a Sharpshooter Rifle Badge. And if you knew Pete, he loved to drive those amphibious tanks around!
In 1984, Pete married Cynthia Baier. They shared 35 wonderful years together and in that time, raised three children.
Pete and Cindi were happiest when doing recreational things like camping, fishing, or traveling. Or just being together raising their family. Peter worked at the gasification plant in Beulah for over 18 years. For recreation, he would sneak in a demolition derby and raise a little dust of his own. Pete would say, “Work smarter, not harder.”
Pete is survived by his wife, Cynthia and their children, Jon Lynn, Michael, and Nicole; two sisters, Margy Johnson, Mandan, and Carol and her husband Martin Boganowski, Washburn. Each having children, nieces and nephews that meant the world to Peter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Lillian Reiser and he lost his sister, Lois, to cancer many years ago. May you all rest in Peace.