Roger E. Persinger, 91, Bismarck, died Aug. 18, 2019, at his home.

Kenneth L. Olson Jr., 67, Turtle Lake, died Aug. 17, 2019, at CHI St. Alexius Health, Bismarck.

Marian Steinbach, 78, Bismarck, passed away Aug. 17, 2019. 

Wilfred A. "Bill" Keller, 89, passed away Aug. 20, 2019, at St. Gabriel's Community.

Ingrid I. Josephson, 73, West Fargo, passed away Aug. 18, 2019, at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings, West Fargo, under the compassionate staff and Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Joseph J. Woroniecki, 98, Hebron, passed away Aug. 20, 2019, at Jacobson Memorial Hospital Healthcare Center in Elgin.

Emil Baranko, 84, Dickinson, passed away Aug. 19, 2019, at Country House in Dickinson.

Esther Steinwand, 91, Bismarck, formerly of Garrison, died Aug. 18, 2019, at a Bismarck care center.

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Shirley Ann Leben, 81, Bismarck, went home to be with her Heavenly Father the morning of Aug. 19, 2019.

Jack Roth, 85, Mandan, formerly of Kintyre, passed away Aug. 19, 2019, after a long, fulfilled and richly blessed life.

Mrs. Betty Elaine (Briggs) Schafer, a real-life force of nature, passed away peacefully in her home, entirely on her own terms, on Aug. 18, 2019. She was 92.

Stanley “Stan” Jaeger, 91, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Aug. 20, 2019.

Norman Arnold Smith was born prematurely during a Jan. 17, 1937, blizzard eight days after his father died. Norman passed quietly from this life Aug. 15, 2019, at West River Health Services hospital, Hettinger, after a four-month challenge with cancer. He was 82.

Mrs. Shirley Wiedmeier, 84, wife of Vernon Thomas Wiedmeier, entered into rest on Aug. 15, 2019. 

Linda Gebhardt, 73, died Aug. 18, 2019, in Bismarck.

Frankie Privratsky, 82, Bismarck, 10 a.m., St. Mary's Parish, Bismarck. (Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck)

Anton “Mike” Michael Holzemer, 76, Kingston, N.Y., formerly of Amidon, passed away July 4, 2019, at his home.

FARGO – Thomas Kurtti, 84, Fargo, died Aug. 17, 2019, at Essentia Health, Fargo.

Esther Steinwand, 91, Bismarck, formerly of Garrison, died Aug. 18, 2019, at Sanford Hospital, Bismarck.

Emil Baranko, 84, Dickinson, passed away Aug. 19, 2019, at Country House in Dickinson. 

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Kent Gehring “Rocker,” 40, Mandan, our beloved son, brother, father, family member, and friend passed away peacefully while in the hospital.

George Krein, 92, Bismarck, died Aug. 16, 2019, at Knife River Care Center.

Kirby Nielsen, 64, Fargo, died Aug. 15, 2019, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with ALS.

Richard “Dick” Kupitz, 84, Bismarck, went home to be with his Lord on Aug. 16, 2019, while in the dialysis unit at CHI St. Alexius Health.

Ida M. Halweg, 93, Bismarck, passed away Aug. 16, 2019, at Sanford Medical Center, Bismarck.

Rachel DeKrey, 91, Bismarck, died Aug. 15, 2019, at Sanford Hospital, after a short illness.

Adam Schweitzer, 100, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck.

Martha A. Steiert, 82, Bismarck, 10 a.m., Church of the Ascension, Bismarck. (Eastgate/Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck)

Laura Marquart, 86, Bismarck, passed away Aug. 14, 2019, in a Bismarck hospital.

Frankie Robert Privratsky began a new journey on his final road trip on Aug. 16, 2019.

Bennet James (Ben) Kemp, 83, left his earthly home the morning of Aug. 14, 2019. He left this world with the quiet dignity with which he lived his life. He is already missed.

Edward D. Sundby, 96, Fargo, died Aug. 16, 2019, at the VA Hospital in Fargo.

Cassandra Rose (Usselman) Aamold, born to Kelvin and Carla Usselman on March 12, 1989, passed away suddenly Aug. 15, 2019.

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