LONDON (AP) -- Henry Allingham, one of the last surviving veterans of World War I and the world's oldest man, died Saturday. He was 113. Allingham's longtime friend Dennis Goodwin said he died in his sleep at St. Dunstan's care home in Ovingdean, near Brighton on England's south coast. Allingham was one of only two surviving serviceman from World War I in Britain. The other is Harry Patch, who served in the trenches during the conflict. There are no surviving French veterans. The last remaining American veteran is Frank Woodruff Buckles of Charles Town, West Virginia.
Harold Hertel Harold Hertel, 81, Carrington, N.D., died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Golden Acres Manor Nursing Home, Carrington. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.
Anson Ronsenbaum, 85, Jamestown, formerly of rural Pingree, N.D., died Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Ar-rangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, James-town.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," died Friday. He was 92. Cronkite's longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. at his Manhattan home surrounded by family. She said the cause of death was cerebral vascular disease. Adler said, "I have to go now" before breaking down into what sounded like a sob. She said she had no further comment.
Joyce Gutensohn, 68, Grand Forks, N.D., died July 9, 2009, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D. Joyce Annette Wanzek was born Nov. 10, 1940, in Jamestown, the daughter of Paul Bernard and Veronica Bertha (Prodzinski) Wanzek. She grew up on the family farm east of Windsor, N.D., and attended St. John's Academy, Jamestown, graduating in 1958. She married Gerald "Jerry" Gutensohn on Feb. 23, 1963, at St. Mathias Catholic Church, Windsor. They worked at several radio stations across the country. She was a part-time radio sales representative and bookkeeper at a station in Minot, N.D.
Adeline Almer, 78, Fargo, July 14. Milton Burud, 95, Mayville, July 14. Allen Daigle, 84, Security, Colo., formerly Page, July 15.
Graveside services for John and Caroline (Gainsforth) McGillivray will be held July 21, 2009, 11:00 AM, at Highland Home Cemetery, James-town, ND. John Mc-Gillivray was born December 18, 1924 to Howard and Marion McGillivray. John passed away on November 10, 2007. Caroline Gainsforth was born February 7, 1926 to Harry and Thresa Gainsforth.
Elizabeth "Betty" Schneider, 79, Harvey, N.D., died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at St. Aloisius Hospital, Harvey. Elizabeth Bachmeier was born March 15, 1930, near Orrin, N.D., the daughter of George and Theresa (Kuntz) Bachmeier. She married Ambrose Schneider on Nov. 6, 1951, at Selz, N.D. They lived on the Schneider family farm north of Selz. They retired from farming and moved to Harvey in 2000.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Klenfner, a former Atlantic Records music executive who helped transform the Blues Brothers from a "Saturday Night Live" skit into Grammy Award-nominated recording artists, died Tuesday. He was 62. Klenfner died in New York City from complications of congestive heart failure, said daughter Kate Klenfner. In the 1970s, Klenfner helped comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi take their "SNL" act about an American blues and soul revivalist band to the top of the charts.
Alma Opp, 86, Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Alma Elhard was born April 19, 1923, near Jud, N.D., the daughter of George and Lydia (Kalmbach) Elhard. She grew up near Jud, received her elementary education at a local rural school and helped on the family farm. She married Andrew Raymond Gumke on Nov. 30, 1941, on the Gumke family farm. They moved to Crosby, Minn., where she was a homemaker. In 1960 they moved to the Chicago area. He died Nov. 21, 1964. In 1967 she moved to Gackle. She owned the Deep Rock Station from 1968 to 1972.