Anne Elizabeth (Brooks) Petersen, 89, Valley City, died Monday, October 4, 2010 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND. She was born March 31, 1921 to Donald and Margaret Brooks. Anne grew up in Cogswell and Foremen, ND where she graduated High School. She moved to Valley City in 1939 and graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in 1942. Anne married Dalton Petersen in 1943 and they raised seven children. She worked many years as an RN at Mercy Hospital, and in later years as a volunteer at St. Catherine's Nearly Nu store.
Ruth Anderson, 102, Hannaford, Oct. 1. Levon Bjertness, 76, Hatton, Oct. 1. Earl Dahl, 80, Grand Forks, Oct. 1. Richard Dorscher, 77, Grand Forks, Sept. 30. Lorraine Dramstad, 89, Cooperstown, Oct. 1. Elmo Elkins, 88, Taylor, Oct. 3. Shirley Foster, 67, Grand Forks, Sept. 24. Vernon Hektner, 88, Wahpeton, Oct. 3. Frank Helbling, 85, St. Anthony, Oct. 1. Ruth Anderson, 102, Hannaford, Oct. 1. Levon Bjertness, 76, Hatton, Oct. 1. Earl Dahl, 80, Grand Forks, Oct. 1.
Lorraine Wanetha Dramstad went home to her Lord and Savior Friday, October 1, 2010 in the Cooperstown Medical Center Nursing Home in Cooperstown, ND at the age of 89. Lorraine was born January 18, 1921 at Hudson, WI the only child of Peter and Ida (Anderson) Arneson. She was baptized at Gilman Lutheran Church March 6th, 1921, rural Spring Valley WI. She was confirmed there June 30, 1935. Lorraine attended Chrystal School in Rosemount, Twsp, McLean County, ND the first six grades. In 1933 her family moved to Wisconsin because of her mother's health. She graduated 8th grade at Ellsworth, WI.
Lynn Buckingham Villella Holaday died at her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on October 1, 2010, at the age of 68. Before she died, she wrote: Lynn Buckingham was born in Albuquerque on December 17, 1941, to J.H. (Buck) and Selma Kouri Buckingham. She graduated from Farmington High School in 1959, attended Texas Tech University (spending one year in Sweden) and the University of New Mexico, where she graduated in 1964 and became a graduate fellow in the political science department.
Lawrence (Larry) J. Volk, 59, died in Los Angeles, California on July 20th, 2010. Memorial was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Bismarck, ND, and burial at St. Mary's Cemetery. Larry went to Jamestown High School and graduated from NDSU in Fargo, ND.
Judy Huber, 59, Nortonville, N.D., died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn. Judy Marie Lint was born May 10, 1951, at Jamestown, the daughter of Harold and Anna (Holmes) Lint. She attended Nortonville Public school until her senior year. She attended and graduated from Edgeley High School, Edgeley, N.D., in 1969. She attended Valley City State University, Valley City, N.D., where she studied speech pathology. She married Jim Huber on Sept. 4, 1971, at the Catholic Church of the Transfiguration, Edgeley. They lived on the family farm west of Nortonville.
Elsie Bossert, age 94 of Jamestown, formerly of the Mercer and Turtle Lake area, passed away October 3, 2010 at the Ave Maria Village in Jamestown. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, October 7, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Turtle Lake with Pastor Betty J. Stedman officiating. Burial will be in the Turtle Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday at Goetz Funeral Home in Turtle Lake. Elsie was born Dec. 20, 1915 on the family farm south of Mercer, ND to John Sr. & Margaret (Deile) Schell.
Hubert "Jack" Schaack, 80, Jamestown, formerly Sykeston, N.D., died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, N.D. Services: 10:30 Saturday, St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Sykeston. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, at the church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, N.D. Burial: St. Elizabeth's Catholic Cemetery, Sykeston.
Eleanor Erstad, 87, Moorhead, Minn., died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at the Elim Rehab and Care Center, Fargo, N.D. She is survived by a daughter, Geraldine (Elmer) Balvik, Jamestown. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Maranatha Free Lutheran Church, Glyndon, Minn. Visitation: at the church one hour before the funeral. Online guestbook: www. korsmofuneralservice.com
John Thurn Jr. passed away at home in Jamestown, ND on Friday evening, October 1, 2010. He was 81 years old. He was born to John F. and Pauline (Kaseman) Thurn in Eureka, SD on September 11, 1929. He grew up southwest of Wishek and graduated from Wishek High School in 1948, lettering in track and football. He taught in a series of one room schoolhouses, teaching all subjects, including, for some students, English as a second language. While teaching, he attended Ellendale Teacher's College summers and evenings. He earned a double major in education and industrial arts.