Helen Aanenson, 82, Pekin, March 27. Lynnetta Boettcher, 92, Fargo, March 28. Mark Einarson, 47, Grafton, March 26. Frances Foerster, 84, Fordville, March 30. June Kelsen, 89, Lisbon, March 30. Evelyn Ledebuhr, 89, Bismarck, March 25. Margaret Morrison, 96, Cavalier, March 27. Clarice Toso, 82, Devils Lake, March 26. Myrtle Traun, 99, Moorhead, Minn., March 27 Jimmy Weber, 53, Larimore, March 28.
Randy Alan Schlenker, 52, Lehr, N.D., died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Bird City, Kan. Mr. Schlenker was born Aug. 27, 1958, in Leola, S.D., the son of Ivan and Lorentina (Steiger) Schlenker. He lived on the family farm near Forbes, N.D, and graduated in 1977 from Forbes High School. He worked on his uncle's farm near Forbes. He married Sandy Kaseman on Jan. 26, 1980, in Wishek, N.D. They lived near Ellendale, N.D., where he worked as a farmhand. They moved to Guelph, N.D., and in 1982, to Forbes where he worked for an uncle.
Magdalena "Maggie" Jacobson, 88, Valley City, N.D., died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City. Magdalena Wanner was born Nov. 22, 1922, near Wishek, N.D., the daughter of John and Magdalena (Raile) Wanner. She grew up near Lisbon, N.D., and Verona, N.D., and attended rural schools. She married Arthur Jacobson on Jan. 16, 1949, in Verona. They lived on the family farm near Fort Ransom, N.D. They retired and moved to Valley City in 1977. He died in 2004. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church where she served on various committees.
Duane A. Vedvig, 83, Jamestown, North Dakota died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at his home. Duane was born September 26, 1927 in Bert-hold, ND, the son of Hjalmer and Selma (Johnson) Vedvig. He re-ceived his education in Hartland, ND, near Berth-old. He worked as a farm laborer and in the oil fields in western North Dakota. Duane and Dorothy Johnson were married on April 2, 1955 in Stanley, ND. They moved to Jamestown in 1960 and Duane started working for the W.H. Noel Company, which later became Northern Improvement in road construction.
Theresa Hiltner, 80, of Langdon, ND, passed away March 29, 2011 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, ND. Theresa Lillian Beau-champ was born May 21, 1930 to Henry and Bertha (Jutra) Beau-champ at Olga, ND. She attended grade school in Olga and high school in Langdon at St. Alphonsus, graduating in the class of 1948. After graduation she went on to attend Business College in Grand Forks where she worked for an insurance company. Theresa and George Hiltner were united in marriage at Olga, ND on June 23, 1952. They made their home in Langdon where they raised their family.
Hulda Cherney, 85, Ellendale, N.D., died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale. Prayer service: 4 p.m. Sunday, Carlsen Funeral Home, Ellendale. Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Wallace Schmidt, 84, Mandan, died March 28, 2011 in his home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 1, at the Bismarck Baptist Church, with Rev. Merle Hoots officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home. Wallace was born March 25, 1927 in Gackle, ND to Albert & Lydia (Stolz) Schmidt. He attended and graduated from Gackle High School in 1945. He was a gifted athlete in basketball and baseball. He married Bea Holmstrom October 9, 1949 in Gackle, ND. Wallace was the manager of Gackle Oil Co.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Farley Granger, the 1950s bobby sox screen idol who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock classics "Rope" and "Strangers on a Train," has died. He was 85. Granger died Sunday of natural causes, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner's office. Granger, who died at his Manhattan home, was an overnight Hollywood success story.
Tawnie Huber-Niemann, 43, Bismarck, March 26. Michael Golden, 60, Bismarck, March 26. Evelyn Ledebuhr, 89, Bismarck, March 25. Lynnetta Boettcher, 92, Fargo, March 28.
Harry E. Ben, 79, Sherrill, Iowa, formerly of Jamestown, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Finley Hospital, Dubuque, Iowa, of natural causes. Mr. Ben was born June 28, 1931, on the family farm in Stutsman County, north of Alfred, N.D. He grew up and attended rural school in Alexander Township. He worked on the farm and for area farmers. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1956 aboard the U.S.S. Wiltsie. He married Kathryn (Katie) Leliefeld on Jan. 26, 1957, at St. Mary Church, Guttenberg, Iowa. He worked at the former Dubuque Packing Co.