Irma Whitney, 99, Aberdeen, S.D., died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Aberdeen Health & Rehab, Aberdeen. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Donald) Wieck; a son, Curtis (Norma); seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-greatgrandchild. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Ypsilanti Cemetery, Ypsilanti, N.D. Arrangements by Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, Aberdeen. Online guestbook: www. spitzerfuneralhome. com
Col. Carl A. Lee (Ret.) of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, age 86, passed away unexpectedly on December 4, 2010. He was born in James-town, North Dakota, to Carl J. and Alda Gray Lee. Lee served as a truck driver in WWII with the 120th Evacuation Hospital, which relieved Buchenwald Concentration Camp in April 1945 after being liberated by Patton's Army. After serving, he attended North Dakota State University on a National Guard ROTC scholarship and earned a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1947.
George Charles DeMos, 83, Jamestown, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Mr. DeMos was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Geros) DeMos. He was raised by Della Rockett after his mother's death. He grew up and attended school in Minneapolis. He entered the armed services at age 15. He served as a Merchant Marine and then in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper during World War II. He was honorably discharged. He attended the University of Minnesota Law School, specializing in criminal law.
Lawrence Edgar "Larry" York, 74, Cathay, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Harvey Hospital, Harvey. Mr. York was born Sept. 23, 1936, in Harvey, the son of Bert and Blanche (Stone) York. He attended a rural school, Cathay Public School and graduated in 1955 from Fessenden (N.D.) High School. He attended Minot State Teachers College, Minot, N.D. He farmed with his father and later took over the family farm. He married Marilyn Albrecht on June 28, 1959. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, where he was baptized and confirmed.
Donald A. "Al" Lawrence, 63, Jamestown, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, in Trinidad, Colo. Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Temple Baptist Church, Jamestown. Prayer service: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Visitation: 1 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
Janet Burkhart, 73, Dazey, N.D., died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, N.D. Janet May Berglin was born March 24, 1937, in Fairmont, Minn., the daughter of Sid and Hattie (Kelly) Berglin. The family moved to Dazey in 1944. She grew up and attended school in Dazey and graduated from Dazey High School. She was confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Dazey. After her graduation, she helped care for her father for several years. She was married Karl Burkhart Jr. on Oct. 27, 1958, at St. Mary's Catholic Church near Dazey. They lived and farmed near Dazey.
Robert Fowler, 83, Fargo, Dec. 3. Robert Long, 67, Drayton, Dec. 7. Patricia Kozojed, 78, Cummings, Dec. 7. Madeline Schanilec, 93, Minto, Dec. 7 Michael Swanson, 32, Fargo, formerly of Warren, Minn., Dec. 5. Jean Yeado, 78, Walhalla, Dec. 7. Novka Cokrlic, 47, Bismarck, Dec. 4. Eugene Schantz, 81, Glen Ullin, Dec. 7. Tony Kuntz, 73, Dickinson, Dec. 6. Marsha Beckius, 57, Ellendale, Dec. 4. Duane Tietz, 63, Bismarck, Dec. 8.
Chester Schmid, 92, New Rockford, N.D., died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, New Rockford. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home. Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford.
Larry York, 74, rural Cathay, N.D., died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at a Harvey, N.D., hospital. Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Lutheran Church, Fessenden, N.D. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden. Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Fessenden.
Anne Allmaras, 89, New Rockford, N.D., died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at her home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, New Rockford. Burial: St. John's Cemetery, New Rockford.