LONDON (AP) -- Stanley Middleton, a prolific novelist who shared the prestigious Booker Prize in 1974, died July 25. He was 89. Middleton, who had cancer, died in Nottingham in central England, his family said. Nearly all of Middleton's 44 novels were based in Nottingham, though he often called the town "Beechnall." He was born in Nottingham, took his university degree in the city, and taught English at High Pavement school in the city from 1947 to 1981, heading the department for 23 years. His experiences in the army in India were the basis for one novel.
Marilyn Koehn, 84, Jamestown, died Sunday, August 2, 2009 at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home, Jamestown. Marilyn Musburger was born May 15, 1925 in Jamestown and resided in Bu-chanan for 18 years. After graduating from Jamestown High School in 1942 she attended classes at Jamestown College and the University of North Dakota (1942-1944) before transferring and graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition in 1946.
Kyle Good Bird, 19, Dickinson, formerly Mandaree, July 25. Jeff Halvorson, 54, Emerado, July 27. Ronald Hammersmith, 47, Fargo, July 27. Corinne Horken, 92, Fargo, July 28. Kathy Jacobs, 72, Center, July 27. Richard Kotaska, 71, Grafton, July 28. Ryan Leister, 32, Fargo, July 26. Madeline Old Rock, 38, Parshall, July 27. Charles Sandstrom, 86, Plaza, July 25. June Sandstrom, 83, Plaza, July 25. Gertrude Torstad, 88, Grafton, July 28. John Utke, 79, Park Rapids, Minn., formerly South Fargo and Enderlin, July 26.
Donald Wayne McCommon Sr., 78, Jamestown, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at his home. Mr. McCommon Sr. was born Oct. 2, 1930, in James-town, the son of Guy C. and Martha (Schultz) McCommon. He grew up and attended school at James-town. He married Patricia Donegan on Jan. 17, 1951, at St. James Basilica, Jamestown. He worked for the Northern Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads from 1947 until he retired in December 1993. He was a member of St.
Robert F. Kauphusman, 85, Jamestown, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Mr. Kauphusman was born April 12, 1924, at Winona, Minn., the son of Roman and Gertrude (Martin) Kauphusman. He attended St. Thomas Grade School, Winona, and graduated from Winona Cotter High School. He worked as a clerk at a wholesale grocery in Winona from 1941-1942 and as a laborer for Ryan Schulz Construction, Baraboo, Wis., from 1942-1943. He entered the U.S.
Joel Bird, New Town, 38, July 27. Walter Breckel, 79, Cooperstown, formerly Ford-ville, July 27. Albert Christianson, 75, Williston, formerly Fortuna, July 27.
John Allen Nelson, 52, Cooperstown, N.D., died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Cooperstown Medical Center, Cooperstown, after a three-year battle with cancer. Mr. Nelson was born July 16, 1957, in Fargo, N.D., the son of Royce and Mavis (Vasfaret) Nelson. He grew up on a farm near Hannaford, N.D., until the family moved to Cooperstown in 1973. He attended Hannaford and Cooperstown school, and graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1975. He attended Mayville (N.D.) State College for one year, and then went to work with his father and brothers as a carpenter. He married Carolyn Trostad on Nov.
Donald McCommon Sr., 78, Jamestown, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at his home. Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. James Basilica, Jamestown. Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel and one hour before the service at the church. Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Jamestown. Online guestbook: www. liskofuneralchapel.com
Scott Baumgartner, 28, Valley City, July 31. Margaret Bosch, 83, Mandan, July 27. Bruce Carlson, 55, Fargo, July 27. Corinne Horken, 92, Fargo, July 28. Ryan Leister, 32, Fargo, July 26.
Delores Dockter, 84, Jamestown, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at her home. Delores Stein was born Nov. 16, 1924, at the family farm home north of Steele, N.D., the daughter of August and Ida (Hoffman) Stein. She grew up there and attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education. She married George Dockter on Jan. 2, 1952, at Tappen, N.D. They lived in Steele and the surrounding area until moving to Eldridge, N.D., in 1967. In 1973, they moved to Jamestown. She worked in the laundry department at the North Dakota State Hospital from 1974 until she retired in 1990.