Lorraine Jensen, 81, New Rockford, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, First Lutheran Church, New Rockford. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford.
Helga Franz, 89, James-town, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Eventide at Hi-Acres, Jamestown. Ar-rangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Vang Pao, a fabled military hero and beloved father figure among the international Hmong refugee community, will be honored with a massive funeral "fit for a king" in central California, the general's son said Friday. Vang Pao led Hmong guerrillas in their CIA-backed battle against communists during the Vietnam War. He died Thursday night in a hospital near Fresno after battling pneumonia he caught while presiding over two Hmong New Year celebrations in California's agricultural belt.
Lee Anderson, 89, Warwick, Jan 3. Donald Bohnet, 84, Hebron, Jan. 1. Laverne Burow, 98, Valley City, Nov. 29. Loretta Doxey, 81, Moorhead, Minn., Jan. 4. Floyd Huber, 79, Arthur, Jan. 2. Loren Larson, 62, Carrington, Jan. 3. Catherine Beyer, 80, Hamilton, Jan. 3. Vernon Bucholz, 74, Bismarck, Jan. 2. Imogene Christensen, 98, Bismarck, Jan. 1. Phyllis Glatt, 82, Strasburg, Jan. 4. Paul Haydon-Colucci, infant, Grand Forks, Dec. 30. LaDon Johnson, 76, Fargo, Jan. 3. Wayne Johnson, 73, Mandan, formerly of Watford City, Jan. 2.
Joseph Ralph Cebula, 94, Buchanan, North Dakota died Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Jamestown Hospital. Ralph was born October 21, 1916 in Buchanan Township, North Dakota, the son of Boleslaw and Leokadia (Kulink) Cebula. Ralph served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in California in Sequoia National Forest in 1936, and worked on farms until he was drafted in the United States Army on April 1, 1942. He served during World War II under General Patton in the European African Theater in the 90th Infantry.
On January 3rd, 2011 Audrey Barnes was quietly taken from the loving embrace of her family. She started life in Jamestown, North Dakota on January 9th, 1931 born to Dorsey and Pearl (Fischer) Doyle. Her father died when she was four years old and was raised with two brothers and a sister, by her mother to whom she developed an especially deep and loving relationship. She is survived by her sister, Vernell Erickson, Jamestown, ND. From an early age, Audrey displayed a wonderful sense of caring for those around her, easily making friends which made her fun to be with.
Leo Edward Albus, 80, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Carrington, N.D., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Sanford Hospital, Fargo. Mr. Albus was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Foster County, N.D., the son of John H. and Lydia (Schaffer) Albus. He grew up and attended school in Carrington. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1948 and was honorably discharged in 1952. He remained in the Naval Reserve while attending North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, N.D., from 1952 to 1954. He studied lithography. He re-enlisted in the Navy in 1954. He served during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Marie Suckut, 93, Bowdon, N.D., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bowdon Community Church of God, Bowdon. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nelson Funeral Home, Fessenden, N.D. Burial: Wayside Cemetery, Bowdon.
Vernon Sailer, 70, Stanton, N.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Sakakawea Medical Center, Hazen, N.D. Mr. Sailer was born June 10, 1940, north of Stanton, the son of Jack and Lydia (Horning) Sailer. He grew up and attended school at Marion, N.D., and Stanton. He joined the U.S. Army on Aug. 11, 1962, and was honorably discharged on Nov. 16, 1964. He moved to Marion where he worked construction. He married Christine Brost in 1971 in Idaho. They moved to Stanton in the early 1970s. He worked for United Power Association and Great River Energy. He retired in 2002.
Kenneth Troseth, 65, Seattle, Wash., died Dec. 9, 2010, at his home. Mr. Troseth was born in 1945 in Jamestown, the son of Ralph and Bernice Troseth. He moved to the Seattle area in 1965. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; a son, Kenny (Sharon); a daughter, Camille; three brothers, Tom, Marvin, and Mike; and five grandchildren. Memorial service: held Dec. 30, 2010.