Clara Fakler, 92, Beach, Aug. 23. Robert Feist, 63, Bismarck, Aug. 24. Cleo Hapa, 54, Tokio, Aug. 21. Eugene Keller, 86, Bismarck, formerly Strasburg, Aug. 19. Rachael Meisch, 82, LaMoure, Aug. 25. Frank Schmidt, 84, Mandan, Aug. 24. Edwin Sprenger, 84, Roseglen, Aug. 23. Orville Trom, 87, West Fargo, Aug. 24. Tena Vollmer, 81, West Fargo, Aug. 24. John Yantzer, 82, Mandan, Aug. 24.
Joyce Zaun, 73, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at her home. Joyce Hopkins was born Dec. 26, 1935, in Kensal, N.D., the daughter of Ray and Agnes (Nogesek) Hopkins. She grew up and attended Kensal Public School, Kensal. She married Donald Zaun on Jan. 30, 1953. They lived at Edmunds, N.D., where they farmed with his dad and later they ran the filling station. They moved to James-town where she was a waitress and a custodian for Jamestown Public Schools for many years. She retired several years ago. She was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
John W. Sanders, 81 of Devils Lake, ND formerly of Bullhead City, Arizona died on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake. A Memorial Service for John will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Rev. Rafe Allison officiating. John requested that those attending services to dress in a casual manner. There will also be a Memorial Service for John in West Fargo, ND at a later date. John William Sanders, the son of John Howard and Barbara (Kirkey) Sanders was born on March 12, 1928 in Olmstad, Minnesota.
Rodney "Rod" Bodvig, 58, Fargo, Aug. 22. James Colby, 83, Fessenden, Aug. 18. John Forbord, 67, Grafton, Aug. 23. Vincent Hegel, 80, Mandan, Aug. 22. Elma Iblings, 94, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., formerly New Leipzig, Aug. 21. Charles Johnson, 63, Berthold, Aug. 22. Adrian Knudsvig, 89, Buxton, Aug. 23. Jennifer Lukach, 34, East Grand Forks, Minn., Aug. 23. Frances Mozinski, 91, Grand Forks, Aug. 21. Dennis Sather, 75, Fargo, Aug. 23. Harold Stastny, 82, Mandan, Aug. 22
Antone "Tony" Speyers, 75, Jamestown, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at his home. Mr. Speyers was born Oct. 28, 1933, in Windsor, N.D., the son of John and Mildred (Wheadon) Speyers. He grew up and attended Windsor High School, Windsor. He served five years in the U.S. Army and then 20 years in the U.S. Air Force from where he retired. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He married Margaret Hagen on March 15, 1958. She died in December 1966. He married Leona Rudnick. After he retired he drove trucks and held many jobs.
Ted Kennedy, the last of the Kennedys who fascinated the nation with their ambition, style, idealism, tragedies -- and sometimes sheer recklessness -- is dead at 77. With his passing, the Senate lost its dominant liberal and one of its legendary dealmakers. The nation lost what remained of "Camelot," the already distant era of the family dynasty. Edward Moore Kennedy was the last of the famous brothers: John the assassinated president, Robert the assassinated senator and presidential candidate, Joseph the aviator killed in action in World War II when Ted was 12.
Ruby Landers, 78, Jamestown, formerly of Kenmare, N.D., died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, in a Jamestown assisted living center. Ruby Jorgensen was born June 29, 1931, on the family farm in rural Coteau, N.D., the daughter of Alfred and Elsie (Erickson) Jorgensen. She grew up and attended school in the Coteau area and graduated from Kenmare High School, Kenmare, in 1949. She attended Minot State Teachers College, Minot, N.D., where she received her standard teachers certificate. She taught in rural schools in Spencer, Niobe, Heartland and Ray townships, all North Dakota.
Joyce Zaun, 73, Jamestown, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at her home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Jamestown. Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
GLENDIVE, MONTANA: Marjorie L. Lukanitsch, 90, of Glendive, died Sunday, August 23, 2009, at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., in the chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. A Vigil service will be held in the chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. with Father Joseph Ponessa officiating. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 10:00 A.M.
Robert I. Thoemke, 84, Rapid City died Monday Aug. 24, 2009 at the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center. He was born Oct. 22, 1924 in Jamestown, ND to George and Marion (Baker) Thoemke. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Ann Thoemke, Rapid City; 2 sons, Scott Thoemke, Denver, CO; Kurt and wife Lu Ann Thoemke, Rapid City; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Harold. Robert entered the US Army June 23, 1943; serving in WWII as a paratrooper. He was in 5 major campaigns and fought from Italy to the Battle of the Bulge.