Susan Kathryn Tirapelle, aka: Sue or Susie Q, 55, loving wife, mother, grandma, sister and friend, died Thursday morning, May 28, 2009 in her home in Drytown, Ca. She was born to Lester & Helen Norton on December 2nd, 1953 in Jamestown, North Dakota. She was married for 37 years to the love of her life, Russell Lee Tirapelle on October 19th, 1972. They have two daughters: Emily and Abigayle Tirapelle and two grandsons, Anthony and Carson Burns. Sue loved her family & friends, treasured her garden, valued her community and was the Post Mistress of Drytown.
Shirley Anderson, 79, Bismarck, June 6. Clifford Bender, 77, Bismarck, June 6.
Thomas Merril Elhard of Galt, CA passed away on June 4, 2009, at the age of 72. He was born on February 17, 1936 in Jamestown, ND, the 11th child of John and Emelia Elhard. He graduated from James-town High School in 1954. He then joined the United States Marine Corp and then attended Jamestown College. On August 9, 1958 he married the love of his life, Sharon Claire Remboldt. They moved to Sacramento, CA where Tom joined the Sacramento Police Department.
Geraldine Kaseman, 58, Woodworth, N.D., died Friday, June 5, 2009, at her home. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Ruby Bartle, 81, Jamestown, died Feb. 3, 2009, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Ave Maria Village. Arrangements by Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Online guestbook: www. liskofuneralchapel.com
June Anderson, 91, Hope, June 3. Albert Bauer, 82, Bismarck, June 5. Lena Berg, 93, Bismarck, June 4. Chanel Blair, infant, Bismarck, May 28. Julius Buchmann, 89, Beulah, formerly Hannover and New Salem, June 4. Leona Boespflug, 83, Dickinson, formerly New England, June 1. Donald Carlson, 58, Bottineau, June 3. Joseph Christianson, 94, Devils Lake, formerly Brinsmade, June 4. John Clement, 81, Bismarck, June 6. Nina Engh, 72, Tolley, June 2. Catherine Gira, 75, Hankinson, June 5. Peggy Hensley, 82, Bismarck, June 4. Violet Jensen, 89, Berthold, June 4. Ferdinand Jerome, 73, Belcou
Harold Klein, 74, New Rockford, N.D., died Monday, June 8, 2009, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, N.D. Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Burial: St. John's Cemetery, New Rockford.
Anna Symoniak, 97, Lehr, N.D., died Friday, June 5, 2009, at Wishek (N.D.) Home for the Aged. Ann Ziegenhagel was born May 25, 1912, at the family farm home northwest of Lehr, the daughter of Ferdinand and Christina (Sifferman) Ziegenhagel. She attended school near Lehr and received her elementary education. She moved to Baudette, Minn., where she worked as a hotel maid. She married Albert Symoniak on Oct. 5, 1937, at Virginia, Minn. They lived on a farm near International Falls, Minn. He died Dec. 13, 1968. In 1981, she moved to Lehr and in March 2009 she entered Wishek Home for the Aged.
Nora Kinzler, 81, Kulm, N.D., died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Wishek (N.D.) Home for the Aged after a long battle with cancer. Nora Welk was born Jan. 27, 1928, at Kulm, the daughter of Christ and Amelia (Ruff) Welk. She grew up near Kulm where she attended country school. She worked on area farms before working at a café in Kulm. She married Eugene Kinzler on March 31, 1951, at Kulm. They lived in several North Dakota towns before moving back to Kulm in 1992.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sam Butera, a saxophonist who helped usher in lounge entertainment in Las Vegas and shared the stage with Louis Prima and Keely Smith, has died. He was 81. Butera died Wednesday morning of pneumonia at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, his daughter Cheryl Butera said. Butera played onstage more than 50 years, most famously as the sidekick of singer and trumpet player Prima and Prima's wife, singer Smith.