Arthur "Art" Rudolph, 90, Jamestown, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Mr. Rudolph was born Sept. 17, 1918, at his parents' farm near Napoleon, N.D., the son of Matt and Sophia (Kost) Rudolph. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on March 18, 1942, and was part of D-Day. He was also a part of the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze Star for completing a mission across France. He was discharged Oct. 24, 1945. He returned to work on his parents' farm. He married Florence Dockter on Oct. 25, 1948, at Venturia, N.D.
Darlene Kauk, 77, Lehr, N.D., died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek, N.D. Darlene Mae Werth was born Aug. 18, 1931, on the family farmstead south of Lehr, the daughter of Jacob and Helen (Schrenk) Werth. She grew up there and attended the local elementary school. She married Calvin Kauk on Oct. 7, 1954, at Napoleon, N.D. They lived on a farm seven miles north of Lehr until 1957, when they moved to a farm six miles southwest of Lehr. He died July 16, 1992. She moved into Lehr in 1977.
Paul A. Staael, 63, Redding, Calif., died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at a Minot, N.D., hospital. Mr. Staael was born Feb. 5, 1946, at Kenmare, N.D., the son of Jess O. and Anna C. (Anderson) Staael. He grew up and attended school there until moving to California as a young adult. He attended Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, where he obtained his degree. He was employed as a social worker for the probation department for Los Angeles County in California for a number of years, working with troubled youth until an injury forced him to retire. He also spent time as a merchant seaman.
Barbara Gross, 89, Napoleon, N.D., died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Napoleon Care Center. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, with a Christian Mothers rosary at 2 p.m., Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon. Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial: St. Philip Catholic Cemetery, Na-poleon.
Theresia Schumacher, 84, Napoleon, N.D., died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at St. Alexius Center, Bismarck, N.D. Theresia Piatz was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Napoleon, the daughter of Anton and Frances (Bitz) Piatz. She grew up and attended school in the St. Anthony, N.D., area. She cleaned homes and worked at the grocery store in St. Anthony. She married Anton Schumacher on Nov. 21, 1949, in Napoleon. She worked at the Napoleon Care Center, Napoleon, from 1972 until 2002. She was a member of St. Philip Catholic Church, Altar Society and a Catholic Daughter of America.
Daniel Kornovich, 77, Jamestown, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Jamestown Hospital. Mr. Kornovich was born Jan. 2, 1932, at Trinity Hospital, Jamestown, the son of Edmund and Florence (Beaumaster) Kornovich. He grew up south of Jamestown in Homer Township. He attended St. John's Academy and graduated in 1950. He attended North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D., for a year and Jamestown College for a year. He farmed with his father until the winter of 1951-1952. He moved to Wichita, Kan., and worked for Boeing Aircraft Company for several months. In 1954 he joined the U.S.
BERLIN (AP) -- German-British sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf, a knighted researcher whose work examined social classes in modern society, died Wednesday. He was 80. The Social Science Research Center in Berlin, where Dahrendorf was a research professor, said he died in a university clinic in Cologne. Born in Hamburg in 1929, Dahrendorf taught at numerous schools and universities in Britain and Germany. He became a British citizen in 1988 and was knighted in 1993. He was elected to the German parliament in 1969 for the pro-business Free Democrats.
Mundwiler Funeral Home announces the death of Wilbert Gall, age 86, of Milbank, SD a former Jamestown, ND resident. Wilbert Gall died June 16th at the Milbank Area Hospital Avera Health. Funeral services will be Monday, June 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Milbank. Rev. DeVern Schwenn will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Highland Home Cemetery in Jamestown, ND on Tuesday, June 23rd at 11:00 a.m. Military honors will be provided by the V.F.W. Post # 760, Jamestown, ND. Visitation will be Sunday at Mundwiler Funeral Home from 5 - 7 p.m.
Bette Bolken, 69, Watford City, June 13. Edward Dullea III, 70, Moorhead, Minn., formerly Pingree, June 17. Beverly Gimbel, 80, Hazelton, June 16. Kenneth Griesbach, 86, Fargo, June 15. Laudie Hanel, 92, Dickinson, June 14. Lonny Hulm, 48, New Salem, June 15. Stanley Johnson, 89, Fargo, June 15. Regina Keller, 96, Beulah, June 14. Sue Manz, 80, WIlliston, June 13. Jerry Mastroianna, 90, Fargo, June 17. George Olson, 83, McVille, June 14. Dorothy Pitcher, 71, Rugby, June 13.
Edwin Ketterling, 80, Lehr, N.D., died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at his home. Mr. Ketterling was born Dec. 5, 1928, near Guyson, N.D., the son of Harold and Hilda (Fuchs) Ketterling. He grew up in the area and received his elementary education in the local school. He married Ella Bader on Sept. 11, 1952, in Fredonia, N.D. They lived on the family farm eight miles southwest of Fredonia. In 1964 they moved into Fredonia and continued to farm. He also did other jobs in the community. In 1968 they moved back to the farm where they farmed until 1997 when they retired.