Ida Grothe, 89, Bismarck, April 2. Richard "Dick" Schimidt, 77, Bismarck, April 3. Karen Becker, 41, New Salem, April 2. Norma Nicholls, 89, East Grand Forks, Minn., formerly Alvarado, Minn., April 2. Gladys Cariveau, 90, Grand Forks, April 2.
Barbara Swensen, 77, Rogers, N.D., died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Valley City, N.D. Barbara LeDoux was born Oct. 15, 1933, in Valley City, the daughter of Maynard and Grace (Gervino) LeDoux. She moved to Deerwood, Minn., and attended a country school for eight years and four years of high school in Brainerd, Minn. She returned to Valley City and worked as a nurse's assistant at Mercy Hospital for many years. She married Lyle Sather Sr. in 1954. She later married Donald Swensen. They moved to Rogers. They moved to Leal, N.D., in 1972.
Donald R. Lipetzky, 82, Moorhead, Minn., formerly of Kensal, N.D., died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at his home. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, St. John's Catholic Church, Kensal. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, N.D.
Evelyn Schweitzer, 86, Carrington, N.D., died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at a Fargo, N.D., hospital. Arrangements pending with Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Karen Becker, 41, New Salem, April 2. George Bultema, 89, Valley City, formerly Wimbeldon, April 3. Jean Jenkins, 94, Fargo, March 25. Carolyn Johnson, 65, Beulah, April 2. Wayne Johnson, 72, Lakota, April 2. Reinold Kuntz, 86, Dickinson, March 30. Boyd Lee, 73, Walhalla, April 3. Marie Lutgen, 75, Fargo, March 31. Irene McCloskey, 85, Moorhead, Minn., March 31. George Novak, 86, Mountain, formerly Pisek, April 1. Gerald "Jerry" Pokrzywinski, 74, Grand Forks, March 31. Monroe Raugust, 85, Harvey, April 1. Johanna Schrank, 86, Grafton, April 1. Edgar Tabor, 76, Valley City, March 2
Ethelwyn Tinker, 93, Jamestown, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Eventide at Hi-Acres, Jamestown. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Temple Baptist Church, Jamestown. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
Garth Owen Madcke, 76, Pelican Rapids, Minn., formerly of Jamestown, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at the VA Medical Center, Fargo, N.D. Mr. Madcke was born July 16, l934, in Jud, N.D., the son of Julius and Anna (Stickel) Madcke. He grew up and attended school at Jud. He married Betty Jean Johnson on Sept. 4, 1953. She died in 2007. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1955. After his discharge, he attended college at Ellendale, N.D. He taught at schools in North Dakota and Montana. He worked for Cen-Dak Leasing and R.M. Stoudt, Jamestown.
Irene K. Jensen, 93, died at the Fairfax Retirement Community in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia on March 31, 2011; resident of Washington D.C. since 1941. Irene Kathryn (over ten pounds) was born on June 7, 1917 on a farm near Jamestown, North Dakota, with her Grandma Lee as the midwife. Her mother, age 80 at the time, wrote the following in 1970: "Volumes have been written about what the farmers have gone through, from hail, drought, grasshoppers to blight, smut and what not and we went through all of them. How people existed is a marvel.
Betty Scheen, 74, Carrington, N.D., died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Betty Mae Pister was born May 16, 1936, in New Rockford, the daughter of Peter and Hilda (Kaul) Pister. She grew up in New Rockford and graduated from New Rockford High School. She taught school in the New Rockford area. She married Laverne Scheen on Aug. 23, 1954, in Carrington, N.D. They lived in Tioga, N.D., and Stanley, N.D. They moved to California in 1959 where she worked in a cannery.
Colleen "Nina" Sudor, 80, Rochester, Minn., formerly Jamestown, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Seasons Hospice, Rochester, from respiratory illness. Nina Klundt was born Nov. 28, 1930, in James-town, and graduated from Jamestown High School, Jamestown. She moved to St. Paul, Minn., to work for St. Paul Companies and American Hoist and Derrick. She married Donald Sudor on March 31, 1951, in Minneapolis, Minn. They moved to Rochester in 1956. She was co-owner of The Wise Owl Shop for 10 years.