Clayton Clair Conley, 92, Jamestown, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Jamestown. Mr. Conley was born April 25, 1917, in Urbana, N.D., the son of Earle and Winifred (Graham) Conley. He grew up and attended school in Urbana and then attended Spiritwood High School, Spiritwood, N.D., and graduated in 1934 from Hannaford High School, Hannaford, N.D. He attended Hanson Diesel School in 1936 and then Valley City State Teachers College, Valley City, N.D., where he earned a standard degree in 1938. He taught at Heaton School, Heaton, N.D., and Hanson School. He served in the U.S.
Sarah Sommerfeld, 95, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at MedCenter One Golden Manor, Mandan, N.D. Sarah Knodel was born March 24, 1914, south of Streeter, N.D., the daughter of Jacob Jr. and Christine (Fandrich) Knodel. She grew up and attended school in Streeter. She worked for Noah Schlasinger and also for Harry Mackin Hotel, both Streeter, for many years. She married Henry Sommerfeld on Oct. 17, 1937, at Gackle. They lived on his parent's farm until 1956 when they moved into Gackle and built a new home. She worked for Gackle Locker Plant until she retired. He died in 1993.
Chester Meier, age 89, of New Rockford, died Sunday, December 13, 2009, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, in New Rockford, ND. Chester Roil Meier was born January 20, 1920, in New Rockford, ND, the son of Christian and Rosie (Eisenbarth) Meier. He grew up on the family farm in Woodward Township in Wells County. Chester attended rural schools in Woodward Township and graduated from New Rockford High School in 1937. After graduating, he began farming the family farm near Cathay, ND. On November 14, 1945, he married Ellen Dyrness in Sheyenne, ND.
Melvyn "Bud" Noecker passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009 at Merit Care Hospital in Fargo, as the result of a fall in his home December 9. Bud was born April 13, 1917, in Sanborn, North Dakota, youngest son of Ferdinand and Augusta (Barthel) Noecker. His mother died in childbirth and he was raised by his paternal aunt and uncle, Matilda and William Anderson, who loved him as their own. He graduated from Courtenay High School and attended vocational school in Fargo. Returning to Courtenay for a Homecoming dance, he met his future wife, Alice Mae McBroom.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Oral Roberts, who helped pioneer TV evangelism in the 1950s and used the power of the new medium -- and his message of God's healing power -- to build a multimillion-dollar ministry and a university that bears his name, died Tuesday. He was 91.
Bernadine Bosch, 73, Linton, Dec. 12. Eloise Gangnes, 86, Moorhead, Dec. 12. John Kuntz, 88, Mandan, Dec. 12. Donald Lorenz, 77, Langdon, Dec. 13. Bret Pederson, 46, Fairborn, Ohio, formerly Grand Forks, Dec. 5. Hazel Sabby, 80, Valley City, Dec. 8. Hubert Stoneberg, 96, Valley City, Dec. 6. Virginia Vleck, 77, formerly Buxton, Dec. 10. Clara Weerts, 95, Amenia, Dec. 13. Mary Ellen Wier, 60, Grand Forks, Dec. 7.
Clayton Conley, 92, Jamestown, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Jamestown. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, and one hour before the service at the church. Burial: Spiritwood Cemetery, Spiritwood, N.D. Online guestbook: www. liskofuneralchapel.com
Inez Roe, 100, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Jamestown, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. Inez Elnora Zimmerman was born Aug. 19, 1909, in Stutsman County, North Dakota, the daughter of Frank and Karen (Dobson) Zimmerman. She was raised on the family homestead near Cleveland, N.D., and lived her whole life in North Dakota. She graduated from St. John's Academy, James-town, in May 1928. After graduation she taught school in Deer Lake Township. She married Arthur Roe on Sept. 21, 1929, in Windsor, N.D. They farmed for many years.
Sarah Sommerfeld, 95, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Mandan Care Center, Mandan, N.D. Arrangements pending with Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Charles Abbey, 81, Grand Forks, Dec. 10. Sheldon Berg, 33, Underwood, Dec. 8. Ramon "Bum" Cagley, 77, Wahpeton, Dec. 11. Myron Conitz, 80, New Salem, Dec. 8. Bjarne Dramstad, 94, Cooperstown, Dec. 10. Heather Emil, 36, Mandan, Dec. 10. Alice Gross, 78, Oakes, Dec. 9. Manley Hegna, Sr., 83, Aneta, Dec. 10. Edward Hochhalter, 65, Bismarck, Dec. 9. Raymond Holle, 79, New Salem, Dec. 8. Ruth Holm, 88, Williston, Dec. 11. Vallie Holmgren, 69, Fargo, Dec. 9. Naomi Hunt, 86, Rock Lake, Dec. 9. Jerry Jones, 42, Wahpeton, Dec. 10. Marvin Ketterling, 61, LaMoure, Dec.