Alex Alexander, the man who convinced the PGA in 1971 that a small town on New York's Southern Tier could meet the demands of a regular stop on tour, has died. He was 88. Alexander died Wednesday of natural causes in a nursing home while recuperating from a respiratory problem, according to Jon Karedes, tournament director for the Dick's Sporting Goods Open on the Champions Tour. Alexander, longtime executive director of Broome County Community Charities, was the driving force behind the B.C.
Louis "Lou" John Bower, 93, Jamestown, formerly of Kensal, N.D., died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Heritage Centre, Jamestown. Mr. Bower was born April 17, 1917, in rural Kensal, the son of Goodhart and Anna (Faehnrick) Bower. He married Mae Ross in 1962. He farmed near Kensal until he retired in 1979. They spent their winters in Arizona for 30 years.
Gerald Anderson, 55, Center, April 24. Barbara Ellis, 58, East Grand Forks, Minn., formerly Minot, April 22. William "Bill" Evans, 83, Devils Lakes, formerly Doyon, April 22. Darrell Fuhrman, 71, Bismarck, April 21. Janice Graf, 70, Bismarck, April 20. Joseph Glaser, 88, Dickinson, April 20. Eva Haggard, 97, Mandan, April 17. Anton Harsche, 53, Bismarck, April 14. Thomas Kautzman, 61, Mandan, April 22. Jodi Klonowski, 34, Moorhead, April 19. Delmer Krogstad, 86, Grand Forks, formerly Reynolds, April 22. Adeline Lemieux, 90, Grand Forks, April 22. Arnold Lundby, 94, Osnabrock, April
Michael Elroy Kapfer, 60, Riceville, Tenn., formerly of Jamestown, died Thursday, April 22, 2010, at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Mr. Kapfer was born May 28, 2949, in Jamestown, the son of Elroy and Lois (Loose) Kapfer. He grew up in Jamestown and later moved to Goodridge, N.D. He graduated from high school in 1967. He served in the U.S. Army from November 1967 to November 1973, during which he was promoted to sergeant and served in Vietnam for 16 months. He married Linda Morris in April 1968. They later divorced. He worked for Minneapolis Bee Line as a mechanic.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Franklin Mieuli, whose deerstalker cap, substantial beard and casual style made him one of the NBA's most colorful figures in his 24 years as owner of the Golden State Warriors, died Sunday. He was 89. Mieuli died of natural causes in a San Francisco Bay Area hospital, the Warriors said in a statement. Mieuli was the principal owner of the Warriors from the time they moved to the Bay Area in 1962 until he sold them in 1986. He won an NBA title with the team in 1975, still the club's only championship in nearly a half-century in California.
Cecilia M. Bonemeyer, 88, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Gackle, N.D., died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Elim Care Center, Fargo. Cecilia Bonemeyer was born May 25, 1921, at Fargo, the daughter of Henry and Irene (Haut) Bonemeyer. She grew up and attended Gackle Public School, Gackle, where she received her elementary education. She attended St. John's Academy, Jamestown, and graduated in 1938. She attended St. Catherine's College, St. Paul, Minn., where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1942.
Anna L. Mueller, 83, Bismarck, N.D., formerly of Napoleon, N.D., died Monday, April 26, 2010, at St. Vincent's Care Center, Bismarck. Annie Marquart was born June 27, 1926, at Napoleon, the daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Weigel) Marquart. She grew up and attended school in the Napoleon area until the age of 16. Later she received her General Educational Development degree. She married Alvin Mueller on Feb. 5, 1945, at Napoleon. They lived in Hazelton, N.D., until 1955 when they moved to Lodi, Calif. She worked many years in care centers in Lodi. They moved back to Napoleon a few years ago.
Marjorie "Margie" Golin, 80, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, formerly of Fredonia, N.D., died April 17, 2010, at her home. Marjorie Krueger was born March 24, 1930, at Fredonia, the daughter of Arthur and Mollie (Kosanke) Krueger. She attended school at North Dakota School for the Deaf, Devils Lake, N.D. She moved to Chicago. She married Sam Golin. He died in 1980.
Louis J. Bower, 93, Kensal, N.D., died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Heritage Centre, Jamestown. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Kensal. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial: Kensal Cemetery, Kensal.
Esther Groettum, 89, Jamestown, died Sunday, April 25, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Esther Essig was born July 23, 1920, two miles south of Medina, N.D., the daughter of Christian G. and Nettie (Schneider) Essig. She grew up and received her education in Medina. She married Leonard Groettum on Aug. 14, 1942, in Jamestown. They farmed in Medina and later in Eldridge, N.D. In 1953, they moved to Jamestown where she worked at Hi-Acres Manor. He died in 1985. She moved into the Gardenette Apartments.