TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Bob Bogle, lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band The Ventures, known for 1960s instrumental hits including "Walk, Don't Run," has died at age 75. rrr OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Former Lincoln, Neb., Mayor Helen Boosalis, who ran for governor in 1986 and was the first female president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, has died. She was 89. rrr CLEVELAND (AP) -- Dennis Collins, the executive director of the 10-school North Coast Athletic Conference, has died. He was 63.
Viola "Sis" Toay, 96, Edgeley, N.D., died Monday, June 15, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Viola LaVerna Nicolai was born Dec. 10, 1912, on the family farm in Bluebird Township, LaMoure County, North Dakota, the daughter of Edward and Ida (Wilson) Nicolai. She attended school in Bluebird Township until the eighth grade and then helped on the family farm. She married Donald Toay on April 22, 1929. They farmed with her parents until 1935 when they bought a farm in Glenmore Township, North Dakota. As a part of farming, she milked cows and fed calves.
Elaine Godman, 80, Churchs Ferry, June 8. Ardee Johnson, 86, Fargo, formerly Moorhead, Minn., June 13. Gertrude Kalil, 78, Charlotte, N.C., formerly Williston, June 8. Katherine Keller, 75, Turtle Lake, June 12. Dale E. Kroshus, 86, Bismarck, June 10. Ruby Lambourn, 99, Dickinson, June 11. G.D. "Bud" Larson, 81, Leeds, June 10. Stace Long, 86, Epping, June 11. Grace Lorentzen, 96, Washburn, June 9. Karen Lorentzen, 64, Butte, June 12. Kenneth Ludemann, 77, Detroit Lakes, Minn., formerly Moorhead, Minn., June 10.
Arlys Roeske, 75, West Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Jamestown, died Saturday, May 30, 2009, at her home. Arlys M. Roeske was born May 17, 1934, in Jamestown, the daughter of Emil and Clara (Buetow) Roeske. She grew up and attended school in Jamestown. She served four years in the U.S. Navy. She was employed by the state of California for 45 years with the Tax Franchise Board as a graphic designer. She was preceded in death by her parents and infant twin brothers. Graveside service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown, with the Rev. Ruth Kaden officiating.
Wilbert Gall, 86, Milbank. S.D., formerly of Jamestown, died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Milbank Area Hospital-Avera Health, Milbank. Arrangements pending with Mundwiler Funeral Home, Milbank. Online guestbook: www.mundwilerfuneralhome.net
Marian Berg, 85, Carrington, N.D., died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington. Arrangements pending with Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Christian "Hitsch" Albin, who fed the world's luminaries for decades as executive chef of The Four Seasons -- a restaurant that invented the "power lunch" -- has died. He was 61. Albin died Saturday at New York University Medical Center, five days after being diagnosed with cancer, the restaurant's owners said in a statement. The Swiss-born chef's hearty laughter filled the ritzy Manhattan restaurant's kitchen for 36 years, serving guests from Jacqueline Onassis and Elton John to President Clinton, Princess Diana and Martha Stewart.
Blanche Bjertness, 89, New Rockford, N.D., died Friday, June 12, 2009, at Elim Care Center, Fargo, N.D. Blanche Gladys Simonson was born Sept. 7, 1919, at Norway Lake Township, Benson County, North Dakota, the daughter of Ole and Mattie (Skillebeck) Simonson. She attended school at Norway Lake Township and graduated from Benson County Ag Training School, Maddock, N.D. She married Grant Bjertness on Sept. 27, 1941, at Eden Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, N.D. They farmed in Eden until they retired in 1979. They moved to New Rockford in 1982. He died in 1992.
Jayne Adams, 59, Fargo, June 11. Emma Amy Anderson, 87, Valley City, June 11. Virginia Anderson, 81, West Fargo, June 11. Marilynn Daer, 59, Minot, June 11. Kathleen Bakken, 80, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly Williston, June 10. Mark Jonathan Biss, 50, Bismarck, June 10. Lula Blade, 78, Tucson, Ariz., formerly Hettinger, June 7. Ellen Bommen, 96, Williston, May 29. Betty Ruth Callahan, 81, Moorhead, Minn., May 22. Gregory Froehlich, 57, Mandan, June 8. Laura Gesswein, 92, Bismarck, June 8. Lemore Greenshields, 87, Beulah, May 12. Dr. P.
Reuben Schlecht, 81, Medina, N.D., died Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, James-town. Mr. Schlecht was born Sept. 8, 1927, near Fredonia, N.D., the son of Rudolph and Magdalena (Gunsch) Schlecht. The family moved to the Cleveland, N.D., area in 1929 and in 1934 moved five miles southeast of Medina, where he grew up. He married Lillian M. Mayer on Dec. 28, 1950, in Medina. They lived and worked with his parents for a year. He enlisted into the U.S. Army. After six months of training, he spent 16 months in Korea in the Anti-Aircraft Artillery 21st Division.