John Coles, 93, Jamestown, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Mr. Coles was born Sept. 25, 1916, at Kenmare, N.D., the son of Henry Simpson and Minnie (Kabella) Coles. He attended the School of Forestry, Bottineau, N.D., then North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D., where he received a master's degree in botany. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in January 1942. He was a pilot during World War II in the 416th Night Fighter Squadron. He served in the Po Valley in northern Italy. He married Audrey Mae on Oct. 31, 1942, at Sacramento, Calif.
Lawrence "Larry" J. Volk, 59, Los Angeles, Calif., formerly Jamestown, died July 20, 2010. Mr. Volk was an active member of the Jamestown Arts Community. He is survived by his mother, Billie Hehn, Bismarck, N.D.; a sister, Mary (Harvey) Nelson, Fargo, N.D.; and a brother, Mike Hehn, Bismarck. Services: at a later date.
Leonard "Lenny" Hoffart, 56, Sanborn, N.D., died Monday, July 26, 2010, at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, N.D. Mr. Hoffart was born July 8, 1954, the son of Leonard and Elaine Hoffart. He grew up in Eckelson, N.D., and graduated from Litchville (N.D.) High School. He married Sue Raveling on Feb. 14, 1992. He enjoyed hunting deer, making deer sausage, gardening and cooking. He worked at the Valley City Public Works, Valley City, N.D., for 16 years.
Gayle Gerszewski, 47, Grand Forks, July 23. Charlotte Levang, 91, Adams, July 24. Treumann Lykken, 90, Grand Forks, July 24. Roy Ritchter, 17, Underwood, July 23. Herbert Sailer, 79, Bismarck, July 24.
Ethel Rance, 92, Devils Lake, N.D., died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake. Ethel Garske was born Jan. 14, 1918, at Devils Lake, the daughter of Selma (Pulst) and Harry Garske. She attended grade school in Garske and Harding Township, School No. 4. She graduated from Webster High School, Webster, N.D., in 1937. She attended Bismarck Capitol Commercial College from 1937 to 1938. She married Fred K. Rance Sr. on Oct. 28, 1939, at the Scandinavia Lutheran Church, rural Webster. They lived and farmed in Harding Township. They moved to Devils Lake in 1969.
Lawrence "Larry" Volk, 59, Los Angeles, Calif., formerly Jamestown, died July 20, 2010. Mr. Volk was active in arts when he lived in Jamestown. He is survived by his mother, Billie A. Hehn, Bismarck, N.D.; a sister, Mary (Harvey) Nelson, Fargo, N.D.; and a brother, Mike Hehn, Bismarck. Services: at a later date. Arrangements by the state of California.
Alice Baumgartner, 71, Strasburg, July 23. Annette Benson, 81, Halliday, July 23. Wilfred Braun, 82, Bismarck, July 21. Deanna Broneske, 69, Fargo, July 22. Velma Dumas, 90, Walhalla, July 23. Charles Edwards, 93, Wahpeton, July 21. Cody Jacobs, 34, Bismarck, July 22. Sonia Jaussi, 38, New Town, July 16. Melroy Johnson, 65, Grand Forks, July 21. Ronald Johnson, 81, Bismarck, July 23. Bernard Klug, 79, Bismarck, July 21. Donald Lovegren, 78, July 21. Stephen Ludwick, 67, Fargo, July 24. Gladys McNutt, 90, Fargo, July 22. Abbie Moe, 97, Fargo, July 21.
Leonard "Lenny" Hoffart, 56, Sanborn, N.D., died Monday, July 26, 2010, at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, N.D. Arrangments by Lerud-Schuldt Funeral Home, Valley City, N.D.
The Rev. John Damon, 92, Fessenden, N.D., died Friday, July 23, 2010, at St. Aloisius Nursing Home, Harvey, N.D. The Rev. Damon was born Nov. 5, 1917, at Hastings, Iowa, the son of William and Dora (Gallagher) Damon. He was raised and received his early education in Omaha, Neb., and later Council Bluffs, Iowa. He completed his high school at Tabor, Iowa, and enrolled in the Tabor Bible College where he received a degree in theology. He married Wanda Mitchell on May 19, 1945, at Tabor. They served area churches there for a short time.
Martha Augspurger, 92, Jamestown, died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Home, Jamestown. Martha Geigle was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Stutsman County, North Dakota, the daughter of Philip and Lydia (Kuck) Geigle. She attended school in Medina, N.D., and graduated from Gackle (N.D.) High School. She moved to Jamestown and worked at the Jamestown Café. She married Merrild Augspurger on Dec. 7, 1941, at her parents' farm near Cleveland, N.D.