Emily Ova, 80, Jamestown, North Dakota died Friday, September 3, 2010 at Ave Maria Village Nursing Home, Jamestown, North Dakota. Emily Job was born December 10, 1929 in Jamestown, North Dakota to John and Barbara (Permann) Job. Emily attended Jamestown public school. On October 14, 1947, she married Mervyn Ova in Fessenden, North Dakota. Mervyn and Emily farmed in the Pingree area until retirement in 1995 when they moved to Jamestown. Mervyn passed away July 29, 2004. Emily entered Ave Maria Village Nursing Home in June 2010.
Jefferson Thomas was fast and athletic and often played pickup basketball with white students while growing up in Little Rock in the 1950s. But when Thomas became one of nine black students to integrate Arkansas' largest high school, many of his basketball buddies weren't happy to see him in their classes. "One of them said, 'Well I don't mind playing basketball or football with you or anything. You guys are good at sports.
Norma E. Berntson, 83, Fargo, N.D., formerly Jamestown, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Innovis Health, Fargo. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Fargo. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements by Korsmo Funeral Service, Moorhead, Minn. Online guestbook: www .korsmofuneralservice.com
Clarence 'Curley' Werner, 78, Valley City, N.D., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at the Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home Chapel, Valley City.
Alvin Almer, 81, Tuttle, Sept. 1. Patricia Goulet, 60, Larimore, Aug. 31. Robert Kitterman, 85, Devils Lake, Aug. 29. Wayne Kjorlien, 77, Mekinock, Aug. 28. Mildred Koth, 98, Grand Forks, Aug. 31. Howard Neas, 88, New Salem, Aug. 31. David Neubauer, 73, Bismarck, Aug. 26. Jerome Nysveen, 92, Hillsboro, Aug. 31. Donald Omdahl, 82, Fordville, Aug. 31. Arthur Ternes, 81, Bismarck, Aug. 30.
Lawrence Johannes Cornelius Odland, 94, Minot, N.D., died Wednesday, Sept. 01, 2010, at Trinity Hospital, Minot. Mr. Odland was born Dec. 15, 1915, on a farm near Simcoe, N.D., the son of John and Lucy (Thompson) Odland. He grew up on the family farm in Hendrickson Township. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in California during World War II. He married Alice Nelson on June 24, 1942, in California. They lived in Minot. He worked at Westlie Motors, Westland Oil Company, in civil service with the U.S. Air Force, Minot Air Base and at First Lutheran Church before retiring in 1985.
Maynard Lyle Johannes, 84, Fergus Falls, Minn., formerly of Jamestown and Hawley, Minn., died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Park Gardens Assisted Living, Fergus Falls. Mr. Johannes was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Underwood, N.D., the son of Milton and Mary (Snyder) Johannes. He grew up and graduated from high school in Underwood. Upon graduation, he farmed with his father. He married Joyce Leidholm on Sept. 15, 1946, at Birka Lutheran Church, Washburn, N.D. They lived in the Underwood area for 15 years where he farmed and did carpentry work.
Anna Albrecht, 94, Sheyenne, N.D., died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Arrangements pending with Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
Emily Ova, 80, Jamestown, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at Ave Maria Village Nursing Home, Jamestown. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Madeline Benshoof, 94, Leeds, Sept. 1. Marilyn Clawson, 62, Williston, Aug. 26. Ronald Gerstner, 77, Grand Forks, Aug. 29. Pauline Gietzen, 91, Bismarck, Aug. 30. Lee Goldade, 72, Harvey, Aug. 31. Werner Horter, 86, Grafton, Aug. 30. Janice Kraemer, 70, Lidgerwood, Aug. 31. Lois Kuklok, 76, Argusville, Aug. 31. LeRoy Kurtyka, 79, Grand Forks, Aug. 29. Luella LeClerc, 73, Grand Forks, Aug. 26. Allen Lee, 76, Grand Forks, Aug. 30. Alice McFarland, 92, Moorhead, Aug. 29.