Tommy Morrison's career reached its pinnacle on a hot June night in Las Vegas, when he stepped into the ring and beat George Foreman to become heavyweight champion. It reached its nadir when he tested positive for HIV three years later. The last 20 years of the brash boxer's life would be defined by extensive legal troubles, erratic behavior and mounting health problems. Morrison would later claim that he never tested positive for the virus that causes AIDs, even as he was hospitalized during the last days of his life. Morrison died Sunday night at a Nebraska hospital.
Elmer Retzer, 82, Bismarck, formerly of Cleveland, ND died Sunday, September 1, 2013 at St. Gabriel's Community Nursing Home, Bismarck, ND. Arrangements are pending with Eddy Funeral Home.
David Lynn Butenhoff, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 30 at his lake home on Lake Lizzie in Pelican Rapids, MN a place that he loved dearly. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, 20996 County Highway 20 in Detroit Lakes, MN. Father Bob LaPlante and Reverend Jeff McCracken will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Sabin, MN. Visitation will be from 5:00p.m-8:00p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Hazel A. Fisher, 85, Jamestown, ND died Friday, August 30, 2013 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Hazel Olson was born May 20, 1928 to Martin and Hanna (Johnson) Olson in Estherville, Iowa. At the age of 3 months, she was taken to Omaha, Nebraska to live with her aunt and uncle, Thea and William Summers. When she was 4 years old, her uncle passed away and she was taken back to Iowa to her parents to live along with her four brothers and three sisters. She was sent to another aunt and uncle and after a short while she was sent back to her folks again.
Lester L. Hoggarth, 64, Jamestown, ND, died Friday, August 30, 2013 at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. Lester Hoggarth was born April 12, 1949 in Jamestown, ND the youngest of Pearl and Mathilda (Stark) Hoggarth's three children. He was raised in Kensal, ND. Lester married Rose Giroux, they had three children, and was remarried to Verna Moe in Jamestown, ND in 2009. Lester has worked many jobs over the years (drove semi, worked in salvage yards, drove taxi for Jamestown Taxi).
May 29, 1919 - Aug. 29, 2013 CLIVE, Iowa - Maynard Bjork, 94, Clive, formerly of Montpelier, N.D., died Thursday at his home. Memorial service: held Sept. 1 at New Life Lutheran Church, Norwalk, Iowa. Burial: Norwalk Cemetery, Norwalk, at a later date. Arrangements by Hamilton Funeral Home, West Des Moines, Iowa.
Esther Knoll, 88, Wishek, ND died early Wednesday morning August 28, 2013 at the Wishek Living Center in Wishek, ND. Esther Schauer was born November 24, 1924 on the family farm 6 miles west of Wishek, ND, the daughter of John Schauer and Christina (Kessel) Schauer. She received her education in the rural McIntosh County schools and the Salem school district. She and Vernon Knoll were married January 9, 1949 at Wishek, ND.
Albert C. Hehn, 92, of Cheney, NE, passed away on Tuesday (8-27-13). Born (7-21-21) in Jordan, MT to Carl A. and Caroline (Haas) Hehn. Ret. Tile/Carpet installer for Floors, Inc. in Lincoln. Also taught school in North Dakota. Member and Deacon at Piedmont Park Seventh-day Adventist Church. Family members include his wife, Violet; sons, Randy Hehn, Boulder, CO and his children, Michele Johnson and Heather Noriega; Bruce (Beth) Hehn, Dalton, GA and their children, Matthew E., Stewart, Emily Hehn, Shellie McLennan, Karla Downs; Daryl (Patty) Hehn and their children, Connor and Matthew S.
Hazel Fisher, 85, Jamestown, ND died Friday, August 30, 2013 at Jamestown Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Eddy Funeral Home.
Lester Hoggarth, 64, Jamestown, ND died Friday, August 30, 2013 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. Arrangements are pending with Eddy Funeral Home.