Ann Harding, 99, McHenry and New Rockford, N.D., died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Ann Francis Baker was born April 2, 1911, in rural McHenry, the daughter of William and Catherine (Sherrick) Baker. She attended school in rural McHenry. She married Ralph Henry Harding on Oct. 31, 1932 at New Rockford. The lived in the McHenry area. They farmed in Paradise Township until 1977. He died Dec. 18, 1987. She moved back to McHenry in April 1988. In March 2004, she moved to Rock of Ages, Jamestown, and, in March 2010, she moved to Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center.
Berget Anderson, 90, Grand Forks, formerly Thompson, June 10. Richard Blair, 76, Fargo, June 8. Emma Boehm, 95, Mandan, June 10. Evelyn Bumgarner, 79, West Fargo, June 10. Kurt Courtney, 56, Guelph, June 12. Todd Crawford, 40, Finley, June 6. Bernice, DeJong, 89, Clara City, June 9. James Erickson, 56, Moorhead, June 11. Wilfred Fetch, 78, Bismarck, June 12. Arden Fisher, 79, New Town, June 9. Gladuce Foster, 89, Grand Forks, June 6.
Lorine Schlecht, 83, of Medina, North Dakota, died Monday, June 14, 2010 at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, ND. Lorine Mayer was born April 8, 1927, to Robert and Lydia (Moser) Mayer on the family farm South of Medina. She attended rural school south of Medina and graduated from the eighth grade. On November 25, 1945, she married Clarence Schlecht. They moved to a farm in Stirton Township where they operated a grain and stock farm. Lorine taught Sunday School for 42 years, was a mission woman and served on the District and Conference Boards for the United Methodist Women.
Lenora Alice Rudolf, 92, Wishek, N.D., died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek. Lenora Weisz was born Jan. 30, 1918, at Lehr, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Paulina (Ketterling) Weisz. She grew up and attended school in Lehr. She worked for the depot agent in Lehr and as a house maid in Jamestown. She married Ferdinand Rudolf on April 20, 1941, at Lehr. They lived on the farm until 1975 when they retired to Wishek. She taught Sunday school at St. John's Church for 14 years. She was a chair member of Good Will Ambassadors Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of St.
Benjamin Thurn, 83, Wishek, N.D., died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek. Mr. Thurn was born March 17, 1927, near Venturia, N.D., the son of John and Pauline (Kaseman) Thurn. He grew up working on the family farm and attended rural school. He married Leona Bader on June 5, 1949, at United Methodist Church, Wishek. They farmed near Wishek and in 1975 moved into Wishek. He would witch for water wells. He owned Thurn Repairs and worked as a maintenance employee at Wishek Nursing Home. He was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Zeeland, N.D., St.
Duane C. Shephard, 82, Grand Forks, N.D., formerly of Crystal, N.D., died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, N.D. Mr. Shephard was born Feb. 14, 1928, on the family farm near Crystal, the son of Camburn and Ruth (Baker) Shephard. He farmed in the Crystal area and worked for the North Dakota State Seed Department for more than 20 years. He married Janet Lohse on March 2, 1951, at Crookston, Minn. She died April 27, 1989. He married Marian Keena on Jan. 28, 1997, at Las Vegas, Nev.
Armandina Sanchez-Wentz, 64, Grand Island, Neb., formerly of Jamestown, died Saturday, June 5, 2010. Armandina Sanchez was born May 11, 1946, in Greeley, Colo., the daughter of Aaron and Dolores Sanchez. She graduated from Greeley High School in 1964. She married Frank Chavarria Jr. in 1967. She worked as a teacher's aide in Grand Forks, N.D. She moved to Athens, Ga., where she attended the University of Georgia. She graduated in 1983 with a degree in social work. She moved to Jamestown where she opened Vessel Amor. She worked as director for 15 years.
Myron H. Ehley, 78, Ashley, N.D., died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Ashley Medical Center, Ashley. Mr. Ehley was born May 14, 1932, on the family farm near Ashley, the son of Henry Jr. and Frieda (Babitzke) Ehley. He attended the local school and graduated from Ashley High School in 1950. He entered the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 20, 1951, at Fargo, N.D. He was discharged Oct. 9, 1951, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, with the rank of private. He married Clara Wolff on June 29, 1952, at Eureka, S.D. They farmed northeaset of Ashley until 1954 when they moved into Ashley.
Marguerite M. Mowry, 86, Fargo, ND, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Marguerite Marie Happ, the daughter of William and Cecilia (Biermeier) Happ was born in Wonewoc, Wisconsin, on February 21, 1924. The family moved to North Dakota and Marguerite grew up and received her education in Edgeley, Jamestown, and Bismarck, where she graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School, in 1941. She worked for a number of businesses in Bismarck, Fargo, and in Jamestown, prior to starting her own store in Jamestown. For Marguerite, the store was her life.
Geraldine "Jerry" Swenson, 95, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Devils Lake, N.D. died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo, under hospice care. Geraldine Gladys Dawson was born May 10, 1915, in Devils Lake, the daughter of Luther and Rose (Kusba) Dawson. She grew up in Devils Lake, graduating in 1935 from Devils Lake Central High School. She married Glenn R. Swenson on Aug. 4, 1941, at the Episcopal Church, Devils Lake. They lived in Devils Lake. She was employed as the secretary of St. Olaf Lutheran Church for many years. He died Sept. 16, 1995. She moved to Jamestown.