Georgia C. Heupel, 72, Mandan, passed away Nov. 29, 2019, at Sunset Drive – a Prospera Community, Mandan. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Tuttle United Methodist Church with Rev. Marvin Winstryg officiating. Visitation is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan. Visitation continues one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Tuttle Cemetery.
Georgia was born June 27, 1947, in Fargo to Nelson and Doris (Paseka) Crabbe. She was the fifth of eight children. When Georgia was five years old she was hit by a car in Fargo, she had a traumatic brain injury requiring five brain surgeries among other procedures. She was not expected to live through this trauma but she was a fighter and pulled through. She was named the Miracle Child of ND in 1952. When she was six years old, she was adopted by William and Lena Schatz of Glen Ullin, where she was an only child. She was raised and educated in the Glen Ullin area.
She met the love of her life, Norman, and they were married on Aug. 7, 1965. Living in various places they settled in Tuttle in April of 1972 to raise their four children. Norman and Georgia celebrated 52 years of marriage. Georgia was active in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, helping make quilts for the military among other things. She was always the go to for raffle ticket sales, because she never met a stranger. Georgia sold Stanley Home Products, Amway and also transported the elderly/disabled to and from doctor appointments. She loved bingo. She worked in home health care for about 15 years for Professional Home Care out of Bismarck. Georgia entered the Golden Manor in Steele in March of 2018 when Norman was sick with cancer and unable to take care of her. He passed away May 13, 2018. Georgia broke her ankle in October 2018 and was forced to enter a skilled nursing home in Mandan.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen Allmer, Wing, Eldean (David) Flath, Robinson; sons, William and Raymond (Jenn) Heupel, both of Great Falls, Mont.; sisters Gloria (Frank) Kramer, Long Prairie, Minn., Connie (Ray) Steiger, Cavalier, Mary Jo (Gene) Grussing, Robbinsdale, Minn., Mimi (Bob) Weijland, Ariz.; brothers, Larry (Carol) Crabbe and Terry Palmer, both of Bismarck; grandchildren, Joshua, Lori, Austin (Rachel), Daniel, Allyssa, Kyle, Kayla, Charitty, and Kevin; and great-grandchildren, James, Abigail, Taiden, and Peter. She was proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; parents; sister, Dixie Bingham; and brother, Donald Morrison.
The family would like to thank the Golden Manor Staff and Sunset Drive – a Prospera Community Staff for the care they gave Georgia.
Please sign her guestbook and share memories at www.dawiseperry.com. Funeral arrangements are being made with DaWise-Perry Funeral Services, Mandan.
Carla G. Pfeifer, 55, Hazen, died Nov. 30, 2019, at Sakakawea Medical Center, Hazen. Services will be held 2 p.m. CST Friday, Dec. 6, at Peace Lutheran Church, Hazen, with Pastor Mark Martin officiating. Burial will follow at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, rural Mandan, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Barbot Funeral Home, Hazen.
Carla graduated from Maddock High School with the class of 1982. She was employed as a barber in Beulah, worked with her brother at Bison Auto, Leingang windows, Noble Games and prior to retirement worked at Hazen Drug. In her spare time, she enjoyed crafts, working with her flowers in the summertime, fishing, trail riding and spending time with family and children.
She is survived by her husband, Ross Pfeifer, Hazen; one son, Preston James Camp, Bismarck; stepsons, Pete (Steph) and Preston Pfeifer, Bismarck; grandson, Emerson Pfeifer, Coleharbor; mother, Karen and Randy Stiller, Hazen; father, James Engebretson, Oberon; one sister, Laurel (Steve) Rohrer, Oberon; brothers, Curt (Lisa) Engebretson, Mandan, Jared (Serina) McKinnon, Darin McKinnon, Bryan (Alyssa) Engebretson, all of Oberon, Diane Engebretson, Devils Lake; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Camp; grandparents, Carl and Alma Anderson; Marie and Melvin Engebretson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Arrangements conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Hazen and Beulah.
Clarence Wilhelm, 91, Glen Ullin, passed away Nov. 28, 2019, Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m. CT Friday, Dec. 6, at the Sacred Heart Church, Glen Ullin, with his son the Very Rev. Father Chad Wilhelm officiating. The Most Rev. John Folda, Bishop of Fargo, will be attending in choir. Priests of the Diocese of Bismarck and Fargo will be con-celebrating the Mass. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. CT Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Bismarck Funeral Home, with a rosary and vigil service to be held at 7 p.m.
Clarence Wilhelm was born April 28, 1928, the son of John and Frances (Schmidt) Wilhelm, on a farm in the Haymarsh area near Glen Ullin. When he was born, he was so tiny he fit in a shoe box. His mother said she kept him by the stove to keep him warm as she was “raising” her son like a loaf of bread. Clarence attended local schools and worked on the farm alongside his parents.
Clarence married Bernice Buresh on Oct. 20, 1955, at St. Wenceslaus Church in Dickinson. The couple made their home on the family farm/ranch/dairy operation 13 miles northeast of Glen Ullin, where they raised six children. The family moved to Glen Ullin in the winter of 1969, due to Clarence’s tractor accident and health.
Clarence spent two months in the hospital and required two years of rehabilitation, receiving treatment at St. Alexius, Bismarck; Dr. Devine, Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. After his recovery, Clarence continued to farm evenings and weekends, while he worked full time for the Glen Ullin Farmer’s Union Oil Company for eight years. He then moved on to work for the North Dakota Highway Department until his retirement in 1990.
Clarence was involved in many community events and was an active member of both the Glen Ullin Lions Club and the 3rd and 4th degree Knight of Columbus. He also enjoyed supporting the Glen Ullin Rattlers.
In 2011, Clarence and Bernice moved to Bismarck due to Bernice’s health and her passing later that year. Clarence continued to live in Bismarck and then moved back to his hometown, where he spent the last 1½ years at the Marion Manor Healthcare Center.
Clarence lived with great courage and faith, displayed especially as he dealt with health issues from his farm accident until his passing. Clarence loved to socialize and was known for his flair for dancing polkas and waltzes. He and Bernice graced many a dance floor, spending those wonderful Saturday nights with family and friends. The couple also loved to play pinochle with friends. Their home was open to everyone, as many of his children’s friends also felt like part of the family. He was an avid collector of trinkets from local rummage sales, with his own curio cabinet to display those “beauty in the eye of the beholder” treasures. He especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as they brought so much joy into his life.
Left to cherish his memory are daughter Jackie (Gene) Miller, Flasher; sons Curtis (Michael), Calistoga, Calif., Clarence Jr. (Amy), Fremont, Calif.; Craig (Pam), Bismarck; Very Reverend Fr. Chad, Devils Lake; and Corey (Gina), Bismarck; grandchildren, Lisa (Wayne) Rossow, Brent (Lisa) Miller, Jordan (Brittany) Wilhelm, Alexis (Chris) Joseph and Mary Beth, Sarah, Rachel, Cassidy and Bailey Wilhelm; and great-grandchildren, Kaydence Rossow, Scarlett Miller, Landry Wilhelm and expecting baby Joseph in 2020.
Clarence is preceded in death by his wife, Bernice; parents, John and Frances Wilhelm; sisters and brothers-in-law, Armella (Ray) Emineth and Lorraine (Ralph) Keller.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.
Gary R. Thune, 77, Fargo, passed away peacefully Dec. 1, 2019, surrounded by family.
Gary Richard Thune was born on May 18, 1942, in Williston to Lawrence and Merle Thune. He married Betty Kanwischer of Harvey on Aug. 7, 1966. He received his bachelor’s degree in education from Minot State University and a law degree from the University of North Dakota. He worked as a teacher and assistant principal before practicing law in Grand Forks.
He became the attorney for the North Dakota School Board Association, which led to moving his family to Bismarck in 1986. Gary served as president of the National Council of School Attorneys and received the COSA Lifetime Achievement award in April 2013. He retired from Pearce Durick law firm in December 2014. Once diagnosed with lewy body dementia, Gary and Betty moved to Fargo to be closer to family.
Gary was an active member of the community, volunteering many hours to church and several civic boards. He was an exceptional public speaker and enjoyed the many opportunities to share his expertise in school law.
Gary was a dedicated attorney who thoroughly enjoyed his profession, yet always made time for his family. He was an incredible husband, father and grandpa. He always made his family a priority, never missing an activity in which they were involved. An avid golfer, living on the golf course at Apple Creek satisfied his love of golf and family. Playing in the annual Big Apple tournament and any special occasion that had his family all together at “the resort” brought him great joy.
He will be remembered for his honesty, integrity, extraordinary generosity, quick wit and his gift with words. Many will miss his annual Christmas forced rhyme.
Gary is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty, Fargo; children, Chris (Karla) Thune, London, U.K., Jill (Scott) George, Sartell, Minn., Heidi (Eric) Wieland, Fargo; sister, Lois (Earl) Rennerfeldt, Williston; brother, John (Vicki), Albany, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; nieces and nephews and many beloved friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Merle and Lawrence; grandson, Chance Thune; father-in-law, Norman Kanwischer; mother-in-law, Mavis Kanwischer and brother-in-law, Norm Kanwischer.
A prayer service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at the Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. During this service there will be a time where family and friends are welcome to share stories or memories of Gary.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the chapel at Boulger Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank the staff at Edgewood Hospice of the RRV and especially Eventide for the loving care they provided.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.
Frances "PeeWee" Schuh, 91, formerly of Underwood, died Nov. 28, 2019, at the Benedictine Living Center, Garrison. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at St. Bonaventure's Catholic Church, Underwood. (Goetz Funeral Home, Washburn and Underwood)
Karen Marie Glover, 36, West Fargo, died Nov. 27, 2019, at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. She was born on Nov. 4, 1983, to Ken and Carol (Wagner) Preskey. She attended Dorothy Moses Elementary, Wachter Middle School, and Bismarck High. She attended North Dakota State University, where she got degrees in biotechnology and Spanish. Karen joined the Peace Corps and served two years in Ethiopia, in HIV/AIDS education.
Upon returning to North Dakota, Karen worked in the biotech field, modeled, and acted in student films and commercials. She caught the eye of Josh Glover, and the two were married in July 2013 before moving into a home in West Fargo. Karen achieved a Ph.D. in biochemistry in the spring of 2018. She started work as a research and development scientist at Aldevron in Fargo in July 2018.
Karen is survived by her husband Josh, West Fargo; daughters, Indiana and Elliott; parents, Ken and Carol, Bismarck; maternal grandfather Ted Wagner, Glen Ullin; sisters, Jennifer (Scott) Bina, RaeAnn (fiancé Cody Hill) Preskey, and Nikki (Kaleb) Klein, all of Bismarck. She delighted in her nieces and nephews Lyndon and Corbin Bina and Hartley Marie Klein.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Ella Wagner, and paternal grandparents, Rod and Evelyn Preskey.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo.
Shirley Mae Bickel, 81, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 27, 2019. Her devotion to her family and firm belief in God supported her during the physical battles she faced the last few years and ultimately gave her peace.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Peace Church, New Salem, with Pastor Joshua Eddy officiating. Visitation is scheduled for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements with Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan.
Darlene Porsborg, 88, Mandan, died Nov. 30, 2019, at Miller Pointe Prospera Community in Mandan.
A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, with Pastor Christina Martin officiating. Interment will take place 1 p.m. Wednesday at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Darlene’s family will be receiving friends one hour prior to the time of service Wednesday at the church.
Darlene Schwinkendorf was born in Mandan on Dec. 11, 1930, to Edwin and Hilda Schwinkendorf. She graduated from Mandan High School in 1948 and then attended Bismarck Junior College. Darlene married Kenneth Porsborg on Sept. 10, 1950, in Mandan. They enjoyed 62 years of life together until Ken’s death in 2012. Her life revolved around raising her four children.
Darlene spent her life caring for others. She was active in her church. This included singing in the choir and at multiple weddings and funerals over the years. She was also active in many other benevolent organizations. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter AK for 56 years and was president from 1975-77 and 1988-89. She delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. Most of all, she cared for her family. Her cooking talent was well known, as was her skill and capacity for entertaining. Another talent was bridge, which she played regularly and won many prizes locally.
Darlene is survived by her children, Patti Maher, Fargo, Debra Porsborg, Mandan, Diana (Jess) Nelson, Mandan and Scott (Julie) Porsborg, Mandan; grandchildren, Angela Maher, Fargo, Leah Wohlsdorf, Menomonie, Wis., Kent (Rebecca Harbage) Schlosser, Helena, Gina Wohlsdorf, Denver, Kara (Brent) Knodle, Minneapolis and Nicholas Porsborg, New York City; great-grandchildren Owen Wald, Fargo, and newborn twins Jack and Mikah Knodle, Minneapolis, who she was thrilled to be able to hold before she passed. She is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Carol Schwinkendorf, Scottsdale, Ariz., Helen Tracy, Bismarck, and Marilyn (Gary) Litt, Fargo.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth; parents and brothers, Myron Schwinkendorf and Ronald Schwinkendorf.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be provided to P.E.O. Chapter AK (Mandan), 112 Keidel Trail, Mandan, ND 58554, to support the Program for Continuing Education for Women Fund.
Verna Davidson, 87, Valley City, passed away Nov. 30, 2019, in her home under the care of CHI Hospice. The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Valley City with visitation one hour prior. Inurnment will be at Memory Gardens, Valley City, in the spring. (Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel, Valley City)
Florence (Weigel) Kiefer, 83, Bismarck, passed away on Dec. 1, 2019, in Bismarck, surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 1919 N 2nd St., Bismarck, with Rev. Paul Becker officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 E Divide Ave, Bismarck. A rosary/vigil service will begin at 7 p.m.
Burial will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the ND Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Florence was born in Zeeland on Dec. 19, 1935, to Joe and Philomena (Senger) Weigel. She worked on the family farm until 1955 and then moved to Bismarck where she worked as a nurse’s aide until 1970. She married Daniel, the love of her life, on Oct. 21, 1957, and they lived their amazing love story for 62 years. She worked at Hedahl’s Automotive from 1970-1999 and then worked part time at Edward Jones until 2013.
She was a devoted Catholic. She and Dan were members of Corpus Christi Church where she was a Eucharistic minister, a member of St. Teresa’s Guild and volunteered many hours. She belonged to the Catholic Daughters of The Americas and during the earlier years of her marriage was a dedicated member of the Lullaby Club. She was elected as an officer of her investment club where she loved to evaluate the investments on the internet and present her thoughts to the group. Dan and Florence loved to travel. They went to Italy, Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii, all over the U.S. and on several cruises. She enjoyed dancing a good polka, sewing, crocheting, embroidering, playing pinochle, golf, and watching the New England Patriots. In the summer, she and Dan planted a garden and enjoyed canning their harvest. She was an excellent and adventurous cook. She donated gallons of blood and plasma over the years. Florence was fearless, smart as a whip and not afraid to try anything.
Family was always first. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Florence is survived by her husband, Daniel; four sons, Richard (Pam) Kiefer, Savage, Minn.; Randy (Linda) Kiefer, Dickinson; Roger (Denise) Kiefer, Waverly, Minn.; Russell (Kay) Kiefer, Fargo; two daughters, Tammy (Kelly) Parrett, Fargo; Tricia Kiefer, St. Paul, Minn.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Frank (Francie) Weigel, Clarence (Dianne) Weigel, Gerald (Peggy) Weigel; and five sisters, Phyllis (John) Schmidt, Sally (Mike) Jacob, Eilene (Don) Sabot, Harriet (Lee) Peterson, Geraldine (Bill) Friesz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Philomena Weigel, and sister, Alvina Jung.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to either St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or St. Alexius Hospice.
Emma Bentz passed away Nov. 17, 2019, at the age of 100 years while living with her son in Phoenix, Ariz. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. CST Friday, Dec. 6, at Salem United Methodist Church, Hazen, with Pastor Corey Thrall officiating. Burial will follow at Hazen City Cemetery.
Emma was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Beulah.
She is survived by her son, Delone (Kathy) Bentz; seven grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; daughter-in-law, Darlys Bentz; sister, Martha Thomson; and her sister-in-law, Neva Bentz.
Emma was preceded in death by her husband, Christ Bentz, and two sons, Leland and Darwin Bentz.
Arrangements handled by Camino Del Sol funeral Home, Sun City, Ariz., and Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.
Funeral services for Gary Zacher, 72, Elgin, will be held 10:30 a.m. MT Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at Hope Congregational Church, Elgin, with Pastor Ed Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in Hope Congregational Cemetery with full military honors afforded by the George W. Snook American Legion Post #246 of Elgin.
Visitation will begin Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. MT at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home, Elgin, and then the family will proceed to the Hope Congregational Church for a time of fellowship and sharing of memories.
Gary passed away Nov. 27, 2019, at the Jacobson Memorial Hospital in Elgin.
Surviving family members include his wife, Doris, Elgin; three sons, Dennis Zacher, Douglas (Nola) Zacher, Daniel Zacher, all of Elgin; daughter, Linette (Jason) Raab, Carson; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Florence) Zacher, Las Vegas, Nev.; sisters, Evelyn Horst, Tucson, Ariz., Doris (Eldon) Dahl, Huron, S.D., and Marcella Dahl, Fargo.
Ralph Sidney Fisk, 89, passed away peacefully at St. Vincent's in Bismarck on Dec. 1, 2019, with his loving family by his side. A celebration of life will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 519 Raymond St., Bismarck, with Father John Paul Gardner officiating.
Visitation for Ralph will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Eastgate Funeral Home, 2302 E Divide Ave., Bismarck. A vigil service will begin at 7 p.m.
Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Alice, and children Deborah (John) Tweeten, Barbara King, Paul (Jennifer) Fisk, Ralph (Gail) Fisk, Edie (Bob) Markhouse, 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, brother Dean (Iris) Fisk and sister Leona Hanson.
Ralph was preceded in passing by his parents and son David.
Ralph’s family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent's for the wonderful care they provided.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
Darrell Guy Triplett, 96, died at home in Bismarck on Dec. 1, 2019. He died as he had lived, with a gentle, quiet dignity. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bismarck Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Tolley Lutheran Church with interment following at McKinney Cemetery in the Souris River valley west of Mohall along Highway 5.
Darrell was born July 6, 1923, in Renville County to Guy and Hazle (Elliott) Triplett. He was the fourth of eight siblings.
After graduating from Tolley High School in 1941 and brief training as a welder, Darrell relocated to the state of Washington. He worked in the U.S. Navy shipyard adjacent to Bremerton, Wash., repairing and modernizing battle ships for the war effort. During the early part of WWII, that employment earned him a draft deferral. The deferral ended abruptly after he missed three days of work while hospitalized with an injury.
He served the remainder of the war in the South Pacific with the United States Army Air Corps (5th Army Air Force/43rd Bombardment Group/65th Squadron). He was a top turret gunner in a B-24 ‘Liberator’ bomber. With his crew, he flew 47 island-hopping missions toward Japan.
Darrell considered his military service the singular great adventure of his life. He was proud of his service and always amazed at his good fortune in returning unscathed. He was a lifetime member of the Irgens-Weber American Legion Post #249 of Tolley.
Following military service, Darrell returned home to farm with his father. Later, he farmed in partnership with his younger brother Bobby, until Bobby’s untimely death in 1971, after which he farmed with sons Michael and Craig.
Darrell married LaVerne Marie Irgens in October 1952. They had five children together, all born between 1954 and 1961. Darrell valued education greatly. He served twelve years on the school board for Tolley Public School during the '60s and '70s. Darrell and LaVerne retired to Bismarck in 2008.
Taking care of family was always his priority. At various times in his life, depending on age and health, his favorite activities included the thrill of dare-devil horseback riding, the strategy of baseball, the camaraderie and competition of shooting league pool with good friends, dancing, and playing card games and fixing jigsaw puzzles with his family.
The constants in his life included a special affection for babies and toddlers, a voracious appetite for reading, and pleasure in the close observation of his surroundings while he worked the land.
Darrell was a man of integrity, generosity, and equanimity. He could be stubborn; he was always stoic. He was a man of few words, but the twinkle in his eyes conveyed pure love as well as any poem ever written.
Darrell is survived by LaVerne, his wife of 67 years; one sister, (Margery) Pearl “Sis”; children Michael, Connie, Tim, Craig, and Kelly; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Darrell was preceded in death by both parents; brothers Lynn, Voyle, Delbert, Kenny, and Bobby; sister Marilyn; one still-born grandchild and one step-granddaughter, Samantha Vogel.
Memorials are preferred to the American Red Cross. Please visit www.bismarckfuneralhome.com for more details about Darrell or to leave online condolences for the family.
Edna Haase Ackerman, 91, Bismarck, passed away Dec. 2, 2019. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 106 Osage Ave., Bismarck. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Bismarck.
Edna was born on Sept. 13, 1928, on a farm 20 miles south of Hebron to Adam and Albertina Magstadt. She was raised and educated north of New Leipzig. Edna married Elmer Haase on June 3, 1947, in New Leipzig. Together they ran a restaurant in Elgin and then lived many places working construction including Riverdale during the building of the Garrison Dam. They moved to Bismarck in 1955 where they built their house and raised three children.
Edna served banquets at the Patterson and Grand Pacific Hotels. She worked many different jobs over the years including being an Avon lady, interior house painting, and cleaning.
She and Elmer were members of the Eagles, Elks, and Moose Lodge where they loved to go dancing on the weekends. Edna loved music and could play the guitar and piano by ear.
Edna married John Ackerman on March 8, 1985. They spent summers in Bismarck gardening and camping. They belonged to three camping groups: Northern Lights, FMCA and Good Sam. They were snowbirds to Phoenix, Ariz., for 25 years where she crocheted many afghans for family and friends. She was a wonderful cook and baker, especially kuchen.
She is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Deborah (Jay) Leno, Scottsdale, Ariz.; DeEttra (Ferd) Madche, Hazen; daughter-in-law, Paula Haase, Bismarck; six grandchildren, Kari Leno, Farrah (Jeff) Wiberg, Laura (Jeff) Murray, Amanda (Jay) Linton, Eve Madche, and Dan (Tammy) Madche; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Esther (Elmer) Lemke, and special nephew, Duane Lemke, Bentley.
Edna was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Haase; son, Dwight; two grandsons, Jerome Danny Leno, Jr. and Jonathan Henry Harsche; parents, and niece, Denise Lemke.
Funeral Mass for Bertha (Pachl) Kuntz, 83, Bismarck, formerly of South Heart, will be 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, South Heart with Father Shane Campbell celebrating. Interment will take place at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation for Bertha will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil service being held at 6 p.m.
Bertha passed away Nov. 28, 2019, in Bismarck.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the South Heart Senior Citizen Center or Mass’ at your local church.
Charlene "Charlie" Thompson, 67, Minot, passed away Nov. 27, 2019, at the Benedictine Living Center in Garrison.
Charlene Lucille Teske was born Oct. 23, 1952, the daughter of Theophil and Ida (Goldade) Teske, in Hazen. She was raised on the family farm north of Beulah and graduated from Beulah High School in 1970. She then attended Minot Business College where she received her business degree.
Charlie married Steve Thompson April 16, 1982, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Minot. They made their home in Minot, where she worked as a secretary for Ward County and later at Results Unlimited as a receptionist. They completed their family with three boys, Keenan, Seth and Shane.
Shane passed away July 30, 1988. Steve passed away Nov. 28, 1998.
She was a member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Minot and the local sorority. She loved to travel with her sisters and always held a close bond with them. Charlie was a kind person who always wanted to help others in any way that she could. She enjoyed having a cup of coffee and a visit with family and friends.
Her loving family includes sons, Keenan Thompson, Minot, and Seth Thompson, Minot; brothers and sisters, Garry (Bonnie) Teske, Bismarck, Greg (Jocy) Teske, North Oakes, Minn., Joe (Julie) Teske, Coon Rapids, Minn., Joyce (Marvin) Bauer, Beulah, Rose (Ron) Kraft, Bismarck, James (Teresa) Teske, Hartville Mo., and Mary (Webb) Garrison, Wasilla, Alaska; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Charlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Steve; infant son, Shane; and sister-in-law, Sandy Teske.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot.
Interment is at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Vigil prayer service is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are preferred to Alzheimer's Association or to donors choice.
Those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at www.thompsonlarson.com.
On the morning of Nov. 26, 2019, Margaret Elizabeth (Trauger) Zinke, wonderful mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 87 in Vancouver, Wash.
Margaret was born on Sept. 8, 1932, in Hazelton to Noah and Luetta (Goehring) Trauger. She grew up in Mandan where she spent most of her early life. Her later life was spent in many places including Alaska, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington. Margaret had three children – Connie, Mark and Jason. She was a lover of life and family. Margaret was a deeply religious woman who devoted her time to the service of God and others.
Margaret is preceded in death by her son, Jason Zinke; siblings, RoseAnn Herrmann, Kenneth Trauger, and Calvin Trauger; and parents, Noah and Luetta Trauger.
She is survived by her sister, Mildred Archambeau; brother Paul Trauger; daughter, Connie (Dick) Foster; son, Mark Zinke; daughter-in-law, Marie Zinke, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Irene Knoll, 99, of Mandan, passed away on Nov. 28, 2019.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church in Mandan. Burial will be held at Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a rosary/vigil service at 7 p.m.
Irene was born on Aug. 2, 1920, to Frank and Elizabeth (Chyles) Bruggeman. She was born at her grandparents Chyles’s home. She entered into marriage with Thomas Knoll on Feb. 5, 1941. Thomas and Irene purchased her father’s farm/ranch where she lived her entire life.
Irene is survived by her daughters, Vivian Johner, Colorado, Gloria Bernardy, Iowa, Wanda (Larry) Heinert, Nebraska, Renee Welle, Bismarck, Janel Leingang, and Nadine Knoll of Mandan; sons, Rodney (LaVerne) Knoll, Keith (Deb) Knoll of Mandan. She has 23 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Helen Knoll and Theresa Leingang; and her beloved adopted dog, Little Joe.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; son, Wayne; grandson, Thomas Johner, and her only sibling, Mabel Rychlik; 12 brothers-in-law and seven sisters-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Dakota Humane Society or Farm Rescue.