Mary "Babe" Longie, 65, New Rockford, N.D., formerly of Fort Totten, N.D., died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Mary Margaret Cavanaugh was born Oct. 14, 1943, at Devils Lake, the daughter of Frank and Sylvia (Strait) Cavanaugh. She grew up and attended school at St. Mary's Academy in Devils Lake. She married Timothy Longie, Sr. on Jan. 8, 1963, at Crookston, Minn. She worked for Fort Totten Day Care Center, Sioux Manufacturing, and at Bureau of Indian Affairs for 15 years as an accounting technician. She retired in 1991 due to her health.
Axel Chase Peterson, infant, New Rockford, N.D., died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. Axel was born Sept. 16, 2009, at Sanford USD Medical Center, the son of Travis and Ami Peterson. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Ava; four grandparents, Randy and Leora (Lori) Peterson, and Roger and Patti Longnecker; and six great-grandparents, Margarete Peterson, Leo and Becky Lutz, and Ervin and Vivian Longnecker. Memorial service: 1 p.m. Sunday, First Lutheran Church, New Rockford.
Dean Gudmestad, 67, Jamestown, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Friday, First Lutheran Church, Litchville, N.D. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Rachel Schock, 88, Jamestown, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
In the obituary for Ernest Wayne "E.W." Wiese, 80, Jamestown, in Monday's Sun, the name of a surviving sister was omitted due to incomplete information received. She is Irene Koehn, Jamestown.
Ernest Wayne "E.W." Wiese, age 80, of rural Jamestown, ND, died Saturday, September 19, 2009, at home under Hospice care, after a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Ernest was born April 18, 1929, at Jamestown, ND, the son of Ernest A. and Etta (Br-ooks) Wiese. He grew up on a farm west of James-town, in the Eldridge area and attended schools in Jamestown, ND and Wenatchee, WA, and farmed with his dad until joining the service in November 1949. He took pride in the fact of serving in three branches of the military. First was the U.S.
Gordon Sanford Mellum, 81, Warwick, N.D., and New Rockford, N.D., died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at his home in New Rockford. Mr. Mellum was born April 16, 1928, at Finley, N.D., the son of Gustav and Selma (Grafsgaard) Mellum. He was baptized at Ottawa Lutheran Church, rural Aneta, N.D., and confirmed at Warwick Lutheran Church, Warwick. He grew up in the McHenry, N.D., and Warwick areas. In 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and trained at Fort Lewis and Fort Worden, Wash., and was later stationed in the Bourdeau region of France.
Sigurd O. "Sig" Amundson, 96, Cooperstown, N.D., died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at Carrington (N.D.) Health Care Center. Mr. Amundson was born July 20, 1913, in Cooperstown, the son of John and Andrea (Harver) Amundson. He grew up near Binford, N.D., where he attended rural school. He married Lillian York on June 30, 1935, in Binford. They farmed for several years north of Binford before moving into Binford. He began working for the Northern Pacific Railroad which merged in 1970 and became known as Burlington Northern.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Lonny Frey, a three-time All-Star with the Cincinnati Reds in the 1930s and 1940s and a member of the club's Hall of Fame, died Sunday. He was 99. Frey died of natural causes in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, said Kootenai County chief deputy coroner Jody DeLuca. Frey, a shortstop and second baseman, was an All-Star for the Reds in 1939, 1941 and 1943. He began his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1933, played for the Chicago Cubs in 1937, then spent seven years with Cincinnati.
Anton A. Schatz, 83, Napoleon, N.D., died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, N.D. Mr. Schatz was born Dec. 21, 1925, at rural Napoleon, the son of Andrew A. and Veronica (Wangler) Schatz. He grew up on the farm near Napoleon. He married Elizabeth Gross on Nov. 26, 1946, at rural Napoleon. They moved to a farm west of Napoleon in 1947 where they farmed. After he retired, he continued to help his son, John, for many years on the farm. He worked to improve the Country Club Golf Course, Napoleon, during the summers starting in the late 1980s.