August C. Meidinger, 98, Wishek, N.D., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek. Mr. Meidinger was born Oct. 17, 1910, on the family farm in rural McIntosh County, near Zeeland, N.D., the son of Christian and Katherina (Villhauer) Meidinger. He grew up on the family farm and received his elementary education in rural McIntosh County schools. He married Hilda Just on Nov. 22, 1932, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Zeeland. They lived and farmed 10 miles north of Zeeland. They moved to Eureka, S.D., in 1969, where they lived for eight years.
Dwight Ross, 66, Bremen, N.D., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at his home following an illness. Memorial service: 7 p.m. Sunday, New Rockford Golf Club, New Rockford, N.D. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Burial: 11 a.m. Monday, North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, N.D.
Keith Tripp, 56, Pettibone, N.D., died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, N.D. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Sherwood Cryer, the former owner of a Pasadena bar and nightclub made famous by the 1980 film "Urban Cowboy," has died. A Rosewood Funeral Home mortician in Pasadena confirmed Cryer's death but said the family didn't want to release details. Attempts to contact the family were unsuccessful. KTRK-TV in Houston cites Cryer associates as saying he died Thursday of natural causes. Cryer co-owned Gilley's, the quintessential Texas honky tonk in the industrial Houston suburb that was popularized in the movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger.
The Rev. Herbert S. Zimmerman of Carbondale, IL passed away on Friday, July 24, surrounded by loving family members. Rev. Zimmerman served the Jamestown United Church of Christ in the 70s and 80s. He is survived by his wife, Hilda, who he married in 1944, and their five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. A memorial service celebrating his life and honoring his legacy will occur at 1:30 p.m., Aug. 30, 2009, at the Bismarck United Church of Christ, 1200 East Highland Acres Rd., Bismarck, ND.
Elizabeth Boelter, 96, Detroit Lakes, Minn., formerly McClusky, Aug. 15. Donna Buchholz, 71, West Fargo, Aug. 16. Viola Goodwin, 87, Fargo, Aug. 15. Kylie Martinez-Braton, 3, Barnesville, Minn., formerly Fargo, Aug. 16. Charles Olmsted, 92, Bismarck, Aug. 15. Darrell Ramstad, 63, Hunter, Aug. 15. Marian Samuelson, 100, Bismarck, Aug. 15. Hilma Sommerfeldt, 92, Mayville, Aug. 12. Betty Spicer, 82, East Grand Forks, Aug. 14. Roy Woodworth, 76, Bismarck, Aug. 15.
Douglas Ray Schmitt, 56, Superior, Wis., formerly of Jamestown, died July 9, 2009, at Solvay Hospice Home, Duluth, Minn. Mr. Schmitt was born June 27, 1953, in St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck, N.D., the son of Joseph and Lorraine (Schauer) Schmitt. He was educated at St. John's Academy, Jamestown. He worked as a seismograph technician for Haliburton in Texas.
Agnes J. Heil, 82, Holly Springs, N.C., died Aug. 13, 2009, at Cary, N.C. Agnes Schroeder was born Sept. 6, 1926, in Jamestown, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Schroeder. She is survived by her husband, Christopher A.; a daughter, Bonnie (John) Mullinax, Cary; two sons, Dr. Christopher E., Norcross, Ga., and James, Charlotte, N.C.; a brother, Norbert (Carol), Lincoln, Neb.; a sister-in-law, Janet Schroeder, Fort Collins, Colo.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Moon, and a brother, Ronald. Memorial service: 1 p.m.
Donald Herman Lies, 89, New Rockford, N.D., died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at his home under the acre of Presentation Hospice. Mr. Lies was born Jan. 31, 1920, at rural Bremen, N.D., the son of Lawrence and Martha (Endres) Lies. He attended grade school in Bremen, high school in New Rockford, two years at St. James Academy, New Rockford, and two years at Central High School, New Rockford, graduating in 1938. He farmed with his father and worked for area farmers and at Swift Company plant, New Rockford. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1940, He was assigned to the U.S.S.
Florence Becker, 80, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at Ave Marie Village, Jamestown. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown, with Pastor Daren Purdy officiating. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown. Online guestbook: www. hautfuneralhome.com