Grace Docktor, 87, Jamestown, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Grace Kathryn Ellis was born Dec. 31, 1921, at Bowman, N.D., the daughter of Benjamin and Mabel (Degen) Ellis. She grew up and attended school in Bowman. The family moved to James-town and she graduated from James-town High School. She married Alvin M. Docktor in August 1946, at Aberdeen, S.D. Her first teaching job was in South Dakota. They returned to North Dakota where she taught at the Anne Carlsen Center, Jamestown. He died Oct. 26, 2001.
Julia Arriola, 88, East Grand Forks, Aug. 18. Linda Broeckel, 63, Minot, Aug. 18. Jimmy Busche, 73, Forman, Aug. 19. Robert Chose, 83, Fargo, Aug. 19. Brandon Kozel, 26, formerly East Grand Forks, Aug. 16. Ronald Murray, 52, Sanborn, Aug. 15. Dorothy Ostlie, 80, Northwood, Aug. 16. Verna Schossow, 52, Fargo, Aug. 19. George Stewart, 80, Drayton, Aug. 14. Arthur Sundby, 87, Grand Forks, Aug. 17. Tracey Weichel, 43, Dickinson, Aug. 16.
Agnes Schmitz, 77, Harvey, N.D., died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, N.D. Agnes Deck was born Jan. 26, 1932, at Harvey, the daughter of John and Ida (Krenzel) Deck. She grew up and attended a nearby country school. She received her high school education at St. Francis Academy in Hankinson, N.D., graduating in 1950. She then attended Minot (N.D.) Teachers College and taught in several rural schools, and at Orrin, Wolford and Heimdal, all N.D. She married Ray Schmitz on June 27, 1955, at Selz, N.D. They lived on the Schmitz family farm southeast of Heimdal.
Verna Michaelson, 86, Eau Claire, Wis., died Friday, July 31, 2009, at her home. Verna "Sis" L. Larson was born April 1, 1923, at Eau Claire, the daughter of Joel and Minnie (Nelson) Larson. She grew up and graduated from Altoona High School. She married Clarence "Shorty" Michaelson on Nov. 17, 1943, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Altoona. When her husband finished his service in the U.S. Army, they farmed with the family farm north of Wimbledon, N.D., before moving to Wisconsin.
Dolores Berg, 81, Valley City, N.D., died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, in Valley City. Dolores Elaine Nelson was born Sept. 2, 1927, at Roseau, Minn., the daughter of John and Mina (Haugen) Nelson. She grew up and attended grade schools in Roseau and Dunseith, N.D., and graduated from high school in Cando, N.D., in 1945. In July 1946, she graduated from the New York Hairdressing Academy in Fargo, N.D. She married Bennette Berg on Aug. 30, 1947, at Devils Lake, N.D. They lived in Cando where she worked as a beautician. In 1959, they moved to Edgeley, N.D., where she operated Dolores' Beauty Shop.
The funeral for Ruth Meidinger, 87, Wishek, ND will be Monday, August 24, 2009 at 10:30 AM at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Wishek, ND. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Wishek, ND. Burial will be at St. Luke Lutheran Cemetery, Wishek, ND. Ruth Meidinger, daughter of Ferdinand and Dorothea (Rudolf) Meidinger was born June 12, 1922 the seventh of fifteen children at rural Wishek, ND. She was raised on a farm eight miles southwest of Wishek, ND. Ruth received her elementary education in rural Salem School District No.
Dwight Richard Ross, 66, Bremen, N.D., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at his home in Bremen, following a battle with brain cancer. Mr. Ross was born Dec. 27, 1942, at Mott, N.D., the son of Vernon "Bud" and Pauline (Fiedler) Ross. He grew up and attended school in Mott. He went to work for an area farmer. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1962, and served in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1964. He returned to Mott and worked at the Peavey Elevator. He married Janice Vasey on May 31, 1969, at Mott. They lived in Mott, where he worked at the elevator until 1973.
Keith Marlin Tripp, 56, Pettibone, N.D., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, N.D. Mr. Tripp was born Dec. 9, 1952, at Jamestown, the son of Marlin and Esther (Walz) Tripp. He grew up and attended school at Pettibone, graduating from Pettibone High School in 1971. He married Loretta Hall on Nov. 19, 1971. They lived in Jamestown. He worked for Rollahome, WedgCor and Western Gear. In August 1972, he left for Army basic training with the National Guard at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was a member of Company B 141st Engineering Battalion based in Jamestown.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Don Hewitt, a TV news pioneer who created "60 Minutes" and produced the popular CBS newsmagazine for 36 years, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died of pancreatic cancer at his Bridgehampton home, CBS said. His death came a month after that of fellow CBS legend Walter Cronkite. rrr CINCINNATI (AP) -- Paul "Duke" Hogue, a star center on Cincinnati's back-to-back national championship basketball teams, died Monday. He was 69. Hogue died of heart and kidney failure, said Patti Hogue, his wife of 43 years.
Lydia Unruh, 99, Olathe, Kan., formerly of Goodrich, N.D., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Good Samaritan Center, Olathe. Lydia Haux was born Oct. 7, 1909, at the family farm north of Goodrich, the daughter of Ludwig and Katherine (Koenig) Haux. She grew up and attended country schools in the area and assisted with farm chores. She married Jake Unruh on Sept. 29, 1929. They lived in McClusky, N.D., until spring 1963. They owned and managed the drug store in McClusky. In 1963, they purchased the Gamble-Skogmo Department Store in Parshall, N.D.