Sandra Messer, 61, Jamestown, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at her home. Sandra Kay Kreutsberg was born July 31, 1949, in Fargo, N.D., the daughter of Elmer A. and Inger Marie (Engen) Kreutsberg. She graduated in 1967 from Sebeka High School, Sebeka, Minn., and worked in Brainerd, Minn., for one year after graduation. She moved to Jamestown in 1969 and worked at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center. She moved to Valley City, N.D., in 1970 and worked at Sheyenne Manor for two years. She married Rodney Messer on March 6, 1971, in Valley City. They moved to Jamestown in 1972.
Anthony J. "Tony" Gaedtke, 81, Jamestown, died Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Mr. Gaedtke was born July 27, 1929, in Jamestown, the son of Anton and Elizabeth (William-son) Gaedtke. He grew up in Jamestown and graduated in 1947 from St. John's Academy, James-town. He drove bus for a short time before he entered the U.S. Army where he served for three years. He returned to Jamestown and worked as a bulk delivery driver for Standard Oil. He was a member of St. James Basilica, the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles and Elks, all Jamestown.
Darline Bjornson, 87, Valley City, N.D., died Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City. Darline D. Berry was born Nov. 7, 1923, in Valley City, the daughter of Herbert and Matred (Laney) Berry. She grew up in Valley City and graduated from Valley City College High School, Valley City. She married Paul Bjornson on Sept. 4, 1942, in Fergus Falls, Minn. They lived in Valley City. She suffered a stroke and entered the Sheyenne Care Center in 1999.
Patsy Hall, 72, Bountiful, Utah, formerly Jamestown, died April 11, 2011, in Bountiful. Patsy Gainsforth was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Jamestown, the daughter of Leroy and Adele Gainsforth. She married Burke Hall on Sept. 8, 1961. She worked as a nurse for 30 years at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. She enjoyed reading, traveling and playing pinochle.
Andrew Bachler, 23, Wahpeton, April 13. Robert Beyer, 81, Valley City, April 12. J.
Garth Owen Madcke, 76, Pelican Rapids, MN, formerly of Jamestown, ND, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the VA Medical Center, Fargo. Garth was born July 16, l934 in Jud, ND the son of Julius and Anna (Stickel) Madcke, where he grew up and graduated from high school. He married Betty Jean Johnson on Sept. 4, 1953. She died in 2007. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1955. After his discharge, he attended college in Ellendale, ND. He taught at various schools in North Dakota and Montana. He worked for Cen-Dak Leasing and R.M. Stoudt in Jamestown. Garth loved sports.
Wanda Leonard, 93, Jamestown, died Monday, April 18, 2011, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Nancy M. Haarstad, 60, Bloomington, IL., formerly of Jamestown, passed away from cancer at 3:45 am Saturday (April 16, 2011), at her home. Her funeral will be at 3:30 pm Wednesday 4-20-11 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington with Rev. Vaughn Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm Tuesday 4-19-11 at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington.
John Gedrose, 78, New Rockford, N.D., died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at his home under hospice care. Mr. Gedrose was born Aug. 9, 1932, at rural Cathay, N.D., the son of John and Thekla (Bryne) Gedrose. He attended school at Fairville Township, rural Cathay, until 1941, then moved with his family to Brantford, N.D., and attended Columbia Consolidated School. He was baptized in Stavanger Lutheran Church, rural Cathay, and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, New Rockford. He moved into New Rockford with his parents, taking care of them for many years.
Linda K. Hill, 54, Bismarck, passed away April 15, 2011, at MedCenter One. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 3:30 p.m., at the Bismarck Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Bismarck Funeral Home. Linda was born on October 7, 1956, at Trinity Hospital in Jamestown, to Harold and Marilyn (Johansen) Srozinski. She attended Roosevelt Grade School and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1974. She worked at various jobs in Bismarck for the past sixteen years.