Florence Diemert, 97, Jefferson, Texas, formerly Eckelson, N.D., died March 4, 2009, at Marshall Memorial Hospital, Marshall, Texas. Memorial service: 4 p.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sanborn, N.D. Visitation: one hour before the service at the church. Arrangements by Lerud-Johnson-Schuldt Funeral Home, Valley City, N.D. Burial: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Sanborn.
Charlotte Schulz, 80, Jamestown, died Monday, July 6, 2009, at her home. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Thursday, Concordia Lutheran Church, Jamestown. Visitation: none planned. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial: Buchanan Cemetery, Buchanan, N.D.
Sylvan K. Berg, 59, North Vernon, Ind., died Thursday, July 2, 2009, at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital, North Vernon. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Wednesday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown. Arrangements by DoveSharp & Rudicel Funeral, North Vernon. Burial: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, N.D., at a later date.
Michael "Mike" W. Borth, 33, Fargo, N.D., died June 27, 2009, in a Fargo hospital. Mr. Borth was born Jan. 6, 1976, in Jamestown, the son of Nata (Braasch) and Gary Borth. He grew up in Wimbledon, N.D., where he graduated from Wimbledon-Courtenay High School in 1994. He attended the University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D., for one semester and then worked different jobs in the Jamestown and Fargo areas. In June 1998, he was involved in a car accident and became a quadriplegic. In 2000-2002 he attended the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D., and studied law and history.
Ancel Marsh, 88, James-town, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Mr. Marsh was born April 12, 1921, in Shevlin, Minn., the son of Nicholas and Pearl (Willard) Marsh. The family moved to Scobey, Mont., then to Barton, N.D., where he received his education. He married Priscilla Solberg on Nov. 1, 1940, in Rugby, N.D. They lived in Willow City, N.D., until 1942, when they moved to Burbank, Calif., where they lived until 1944. He entered the U.S. Army at Fort Snelling, Minn., on June 22, 1944. They lived in Texas and Kansas while he served in the Army.
Born December 28, 1919, in Beach, N.D., to Joseph and Sarah Ramstad, Marv Ramstad was a 1936 graduate of Beach High School and attended Pacific Lutheran University, where he lettered in football. Marv re-ceived his Bachelor of Science degree in mining engineering from the University of Washington in 1943. Marv earned his way through both universities by mining gold in Alaska with his brothers. A great American patriot, Marv served as an Ensign, in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, when he married the love of his life, Della Mae Fode Ramstad.
Emma M. (Schuldheisz) Staeck, 101 of Ellendale, ND formerly of Kulm, ND was born March 18, 1908, at Wichita Falls TX. She was the daughter of Jacob and Christine (Hehr) Schuldheisz. Emma was baptized in Wichita Falls May 3, 1908. Emma was raised on a farm 6 1/2 miles southeast of Kulm. She attended rural school, Dickey County, ND. Emma was confirmed Palm Sunday, March 25, 1923 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kulm where she publicly confessed the faith of her Baptism. Emma married William G. Staeck November 28, 1927. God blessed them with two children, Dewayne and Jeanella.
Esther Madeline Sorensen was born in a sod house in Bison, South Dakota on December 26, 1912. Her parents were Salina Olson of Norway and Carl Sorensen of Denmark. Her family then settled in Clementsville, ND, near Spiritwood. Her dad was a blacksmith. She had an older brother, Alex, a younger sister, Ruth, and a little brother, John. She worked for her room and board while attending Jamestown High School. After graduation, she worked at the Nankin & Igloo Cafes to earn money to attend nursing school.
Florence Mabel Diemert, age 97, passed away Wednesday, March 4th at Marshall Memorial Hospital, Marshall TX. She was born October 3rd, 1911, at the farm home of her parents, Emma (Pottratz) and Peter Carpenter, in Altoona Township, Pipestone County, Minnesota. At age four the family moved to a farm north of Nortonville, North Dakota. In 1921 the family moved to the Nels Voldal farm near Sanborn, ND. She attended the rural school in Hemen township until 1924 when the family moved to Sanborn.
James W. Elston age 59 of Eckelson, North Dakota died unexpectedly Wednesday July 1, 2009 at The MeritCare Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Monday July 6, 2009 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Valley City, North Dakota with Reverend Dan Bader officiating. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday in the church.