Chester Schlecht, 75, Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Mr. Schlecht was born Nov. 21, 1935, on the family farm eight miles north of Fredonia, N.D., the son of Godhielf and Susie (Burkle) Schlecht. He attended school at Finn School and Kulm High School. He worked on the family farm. In 1953 he entered the U.S. Army and assigned to Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., for basic training and school. He served two years as a wheeled vehicle mechanic, stateside and overseas in Germany during the Korean War.
Myron Dale "Whitey" Mahler, 61, of Oberon, N.D., died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at his home. Mr. Mahler was born Sept. 5, 1949, in Bottineau, N.D., the son of Herbert and Aleda (Kuhn) Mahler. He graduated from Bottineau High School. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Bottineau. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam from 1971 to 1973. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the National Defense Service Medal and the Infantry Service Medal. He married Coral Melin on Nov. 15, 1975, in Louisiana.
Clarence Robert Wegenast, 87, Grand Island, Neb., formerly Edgeley, N.D., died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Wedgewood Care Center, Grand Island. Services: 1 p.m. March 18, Messiah Lutheran Church, Grand Island, with the Rev. Harvey Johnson and Ryan Wegenast officiating. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. March 17, Apfel Funeral Home, Grand Island. Burial: Glenvil Cemetery, Glenvil, Neb. Memorials: Messiah Lutheran Church or the Gideon Bible Society.
June Harris, 74, Medina, N.D., died Monday, March 7, 2011, at her home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Medina. Visitation: noon to 5 p.m. today, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial: Medina Cemetery, Medina, in the spring.
Chester Schlecht, 75, Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Arrangements pending with Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Arleen Axness, 79, Leeds, March 3. Kittie Christenson, 94, Mandan, March 3. Phyllis Cossett, 78, Fargo, March 5. Charles Feist, 79, Bismarck, March 2. Donna Hagen, 64, Mandan, March 1. Gary Halle, 62, Devils Lake, March, 4. Mary Jane Hafner, 65, Sykeston, March 1. June Johnson, 91, Glenfield, Feb. 27. Florence Kruger, 73, West Fargo, March 3. Matthew Larson, 25, Bismarck, March 4. Helen Mohs, 69, Coupevills, Wash., formerly Bismarck, Feb. 9. Mary Nelson, 62, Bismarck, March 3. Raymond Nelson, 95, Cooperstown, March 3.
Johanna "Jennie" Ripplinger, 99, New Rockford, N.D., died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Johanna Wolfe was born July 16, 1911, on a farm near Rugby, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Josephine (Heilman) Wolfe. She married Chris Ripplinger on Sept. 16, 1930, at Balta, N.D. They lived at Balta and later moved to a farm south of New Rockford where they farmed. She was a cook at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd and retired in 1980. He died on June 26, 1981.
Richard Holm, 67, of rural Alamo, ND, died at his home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday Evening, March 3, 2011. His Funeral will be celebrated Saturday morning, March 12, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Williston, ND. Rev. Sue Seiffert and Rev. Steve Anderson will officiate and interment will follow in the Bethany (Appam) Cemetery. Richard L. Holm was born July 15, 1943 in Williston, ND to William and Agnes (Bustad) Holm. He was raised on the family farm northwest of Alamo and he graduated from Alamo High School in 1961.
Gilman Hazer, 93, Jamestown, North Dakota, formerly of Woodworth, ND, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Heritage Centre in Jamestown, under the care of hospice. Mr. Hazer was born May l, 1917, the son of Henry and Rena (French) Hazer in Paris Township near Woodworth. Gilman received his education in Paris Township Schools. He moved with his parents to a farm near Branford, ND in 1936. Gilman was Township Assessor for 25 years, served on the Woodworth American Lutheran church council, and was treasurer for the Paris Township School District.
June A. Hazer, 87, Jamestown, North Dakota, formerly of Woodworth, ND, died Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown. June Topp was born October 31, 1923 at Grace City, ND, the daughter of Eli and Anna (Haberlein) Topp. She received her education in Columbia Schools north of Grace City and later attended Grace City School. June commuted to Jamestown, where she worked for Montgomery Ward, and later for Jamestown Hospital as credit manager for 20 years, retiring in December of 1988. June was active in the community and in the Woodworth A.L.C.W.