William J. Gehlhoff, 69, Valley City, N.D., died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Valley City. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Tuesday, New Life Assembly of God Church, Valley City. Visitation: one hour before the service at the church. Arrangements by Lerud-Schuldt Funeral Home, Valley City. Burial: Leal Cemetery, Leal, N.D., at a later date.
Joseph R. Cebula, 94, Jamestown, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Loren Dwight Larson Sr., 62, Carrington, N.D., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home, under the care of hospice, after a short battle with cancer. Mr. Larson was born April 12, 1948, at Maddock, N.D., the son of Leo and Irene (Risovi) Larson. He attended school at Heimdal, N.D., and Fessenden, N.D. He attended and graduated auto body repair school at North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, N.D. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War from November 1968 to August 1970. He married La Von Neumiller on March 18, 1972, at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington.
Gordon Klabo, Valley City, formerly of Pembina, Jan. 2 Leo Lutz, 90, Valley City, Dec. 28. Harriet Ratzak, 81, New Rockford, Dec. 28. Terry Sand, 54, Wahpeton, Dec. 25. Rose Schmidt, 95, Mandan, Dec. 29. Norvel Schuler, 68, Baldwin, Dec. 28. Earl Stevens, 76, Kathryn, Dec. 29. Ruby Vistad, 83, Cavalier, Dec. 27. Edwin Wagner, 89, Bismarck, formerly of Turtle Lake, Dec. 29. Margaret Walz, 79, Beach, Dec. 29. Fred Wurst, 94, Jessie, Dec. 28. Ralph Zook, 85, Beach, Dec. 27. Gudrun Adsem, 98, Grafton, Dec. 26. Concordia Birkholz, 93, Grand Forks, Dec.
Kenneth Charles Shank, 92, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Eventide at Hi-Acres, Jamestown. Mr. Shank was born Sept. 13, 1918, in James-town, the son of William and Susan (Russell) Shank. He attended James-town schools. He served in World War II from May 22, 1942, to Nov. 22, 1945, as a surgical technician in Rhineland Central European Theater. He returned to Jamestown and worked for Frank's Electric, Traiser Electric and G & M Electric. He started working as a electrician for the Northern Pacific Railroad on May 31, 1957. He retired in September 1980.
Walter H. Graf, 71, rural Audubon, Minnesota, died Sunday, January 2, 2011 at his home surrounded by family, under the care of hospice of the Red River Valley. Walter was born on February 24, 1939, the son of Otto and Hulda (Grueneich) Graf in Napoleon, North Dakota. He attended school in Napoleon and completed high school at Cleveland, ND, where he enjoyed playing on the basketball team. He served in the Valley City and Fargo National Guard where he was honorably discharged after six years of service.
Betty Maule, 74, Aberdeen, S.D., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at her home. Betty Osborne was born Jan. 11, 1936, in Bowbells, N.D., the daughter of Donald and Mary (Sloan) Osborne. She lived in the Bowbells area until the fourth grade and then the family moved to Springfield, Ore., where they lived for two years. The family moved to Wimbledon, N.D., where she graduated from Wimbledon High School in 1954. She was crowned North Dakota State Dairy Queen and Lake Ashtabula Water Carnival Queen. She attended Jamestown College, Jamestown. She married Marvin Maule on June 10, 1956.
Loren Larson Sr., 62, Carrington, N.D., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at his home. Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial: Hoff Lutheran Cemetery, Heimdal, N.D.
Leo E. Albus, 80, Fargo, N.D., formerly Carrington, N.D., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Sanford Health, Fargo. Arrangements pending with Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Kenneth Shank, 92, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.