Ella Bierdeman, age 99, formerly of Carrington and Sykeston, ND, died peacefully on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center, Fargo, ND. Ella was born on February 11, 1911, the daughter of Albert and Augusta (Leapaldt) Ziegeldorf in New Home, near Woodworth, ND. She was raised and attended school in the New Home area. On October 25, 1934, Ella was joined in marriage to Herbert Bierdeman of Sykeston, ND. They farmed in the Cathay and Sykeston area, where they raised their family of six children. Herbert died in 1973 She was active in St.
Julie Poykko-Post, 57, Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on January 26, 2011. A life well lived, she was born on July 13, 1953, in Gackle, North Dakota the oldest of two children born to Wesley and Joyce (Nordahl) Poykko. Baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, Julie graduated from Gackle HS and continued her education at the University of North Dakota, the University of Wyoming and North Dakota State University, earning an undergraduate and post graduate degrees from each institution respectively.
Paul Bergquist, 67, Turtle Lake, Jan. 24. Edna Doubek, 81, Anamoose, Jan. 25. Leo Fleck, 82, Bismarck, Jan. 24. Helen Hauer, 81, Fargo, Jan. 23. Peter Hichuk, 98, Fargo, Jan. 22. Lorraine Meadows, 86, Bismarck, formerly Medina, Jan. 23. Kirk Morten, 60, Lakota, Jan. 25. Ishmael Nitschke, 87, Moorhead, Minn., Jan. 23. Bertha Scherr, 84, Strausburg, Jan. 24. Ella Schroeder, 90, Hebron, Jan. 20. Otilla Schumacher, Linton, Jan. 24. Florence Vinquist, 84, Bismarck, formerly Beach, Jan. 24.
Delwen D. Sukut, 61, Gwinner, N.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D. Mr. Sukut was born Nov. 21, 1949, in Jamestown, the son of Albert and Edna (Borth) Sukut. He graduated in 1967 from Gackle (N.D.) High School and in 1969 from North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, N.D. He served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972 and was stationed at Ford Hood, Texas, and in Germany. He married Mary Holmstrom on Nov. 11, 1975, in Gwinner. They lived in Gwinner and he worked for the Bobcat Company, Gwinner, for more than 33 years.
Adeline Arendt, 90, New Rockford, N.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Adeline Marie Dusek was born Feb. 11, 1920, at Bremen, N.D., the daughter of Frank R. and Emily (Subart) Dusek. She grew up near Bremen and graduated in 1937 from Fessenden (N.D.) High School. She received her teaching certificate in 1939 from Valley City (N.D.) Teacher's College. She was a teacher in Sykeston and New Rockford. She married Francis Arendt on June 14, 1943, at St. Joseph's Church, Bremen. They lived and farmed north of Bremen for 60 years.
Lydena Ruff, 56, Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Medcenter One, Bismarck, N.D. Lydena Henke was born Oct. 6, 1954, at Jamestown, the daughter of Elmer and Delores (Dehne) Henke. She attended elementary school in Alfred, N.D., and graduated in 1972 from Gackle High School. She graduated from Mr. D's Town & Country Beauty College, Jamestown, and owned and operated Dena's Beauty Shop, Gackle, for many years. She married Jerome Ruff on Oct. 1, 1976, in Gackle. They lived southeast of Gackle where they operated a small grain and dairy farm.
Ella Bierdeman, 99, Fargo, N.D., formerly Sykeston and Carrington, N.D., died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center, Fargo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, and one hour before the service at the church. Burial: Sykeston Cemetery, Sykeston.
Joel Anderson, 74, Williston, Jan. 22. Terrance Senger, 57, Hague, Jan. 22. Kenneth Mosbrucker, 76, Mandan, Jan. 23. Gary Russell, 63, rural Williston, Jan. 21. Rita Feist, 83, Strasburg, Jan. 21. Kenneth Mosbrucker, 76, Mandan, Jan. 23. Thomas Kopp, 87, Mandan, Jan. 22. Donald Hitland, 74, Bismarck, Jan. 22. Jerome Cottany Jr. 42, Fort Yates, Jan. 23. Fred Heiney, 55, Williston, Jan. 21. Steven Kessel, 71, Belfield, Jan. 22. Leonard Winkler, 67, Cavalier, Jan. 23. Charles Wilkes, 81, Park River, Jan. 22. Connie Kachena, 54, Grand Forks, Jan.
Forbes, ND-Mass of Christian Burial for Paul D. Merkel, 75, of Forbes will be 10:30 am, Saturday, January 29, 2011 at St. Helena's Catholic Church at Ellendale. The Rev. Don Glover will officiate. There will be a flag presentation from Herman Schlinker American Legion Post #137. Burial in St. Helena's Catholic Cemetery at a later date with military graveside rites. There will be a wake service at 7:00 pm, Friday at St. Helena's Catholic Church with visitation from 1-4 pm at the funeral home. He died January 25, 2011 at his home. Paul D. Merkel, son of John J.
Mildred S. Bata, 86, Bismarck, died January 23, 2011 in a Bismarck care center. A Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Kensal, ND, with Father Steven Meyer officiating. Burial will be held at St. John's Catholic Cemetery later this spring. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 5-7:30 at the Bismarck Funeral Home. Mildred Bata was born on October 10, 1924 to Edward and Pearl (Bush) Braun in Edmunds, ND. She grew up and attended rural school near Edmunds.