Patricia De Boer, 59, Hawarden, Iowa, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, following a 12-year battle with ovarian cancer. Patricia Ann "Pat" Kapp was born May 5, 1950, at Bismarck, N.D., the daughter of Edward and La Verne (Bosche) Kapp. She attended elementary school in Billings, Mont., then later moved to North Dakota and graduated high school at Medina, N.D. She attended Valley City (N.D.) State University before moving to Iowa. She married Ronald L. De Boer on Sept. 4, 1970, at Hawarden.
Tiny Jorgenson, 81, Jamestown, North Dakota died Monday, August 10, 2009 at her home in Jamestown after a long battle with cancer. Tiny Walsh was born February 18, 1928 in Jamestown, the daughter of Wilfred and Myrtle (Reese) Walsh. She was the first baby baptized at St. Margarets Church in Buchanan, ND. She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1946. Tiny worked for Jamestown Hospital for 31 years. Tiny enjoyed writing poetry and sharing it with family and friends.
Robert G. Bergman, 69, Brodhead, Wis., died Aug. 3, 2009, at U.W. Hospital, Brodhead. Mr. Bergman was born May 19, 1940, at home in Verdi, Minn., the son of Mancel and Lorene (Weaver) Bergman. He graduated from Driscoll (N.D.) High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force as a communications technician. After the service he worked on the railroad. He married Diane Wolff in Jamestown and they moved to Brodhead in 1965. He worked as a communication technician for the J.D.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jimmy Bedford, the slender and silver-haired former master distiller of the Jack Daniel's whiskey during a 40-year career with the company, died Friday. He was 69. rrr NEW YORK (AP) -- Willy DeVille, who founded the punk group Mink DeVille and was known for his blend of R&B, blues, Dixieland and traditional French Cajun ballads, died Thursday. He was 58. rrr NEW YORK (AP) -- Dick Holub, a member of LIU's 1941 NIT championship team and a longtime coach at Fairleigh Dickinson, died July 27. He was 87. rrr HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Wallace L.
Leonard Norheim, 84, of Kensal, ND went to his heavenly home on August 8, 2009. Leonard was born March 31, 1925 in rural Kensal, the son of Halvor and Alice (Packard) Norheim. Leo-nard was in the US Navy and traveled to Ant-arctica aboard the USS Canisteo in support of the Byrd Antartic Expedition from 1946-1947 (Operation High Jump). Leonard married Edna Rosenau in Eldridge, ND on June 10, 1949. They moved to the family homestead near Kensal in 1951 where they made their home and farmed. He received an award from the Foster County Soil Conservation District in 1965.
William L. Spotts, 82, Bismarck, ND, died August 7, 2009, at his home with his loving family by his side. Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, August, 11, at 1:30 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (south campus), Bismarck, ND, with Pastor Craig Schweitzer officiating. Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Ollie, of 60 years; his son, Dr.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi, who was sent to an internment camp with his family during World War II and overcame discrimination to become the first Japanese-American appointed to the federal bench, died Tuesday. He was 78. Takasugi, a much-honored jurist who presided over the high-profile trial of automaker John Z. DeLorean in 1984 and authored groundbreaking opinions on constitutional issues during his 33 years on the bench, died at a Los Angeles nursing home after a number of illnesses.
Shirley Amoth, 69, Walhalla, Aug. 4. Emory Awes, 88, Fargo, Aug. 5. Marilyn Davy, 86, Bismarck, Aug. 3. Walter Degenstein, 84, Bergen, Aug. 4. Kay Footitt, 47, Bottineau, Aug. 3. Lois Hendrickson, 67, Grand Forks, Aug. 4. Barbara Hust, 58, Fargo, Aug. 1. Joey Jorgens, 57, Scranton, Aug. 3. Evonne Kelly, 62, Fargo, formerly Carrington, Aug. 5. Donald Matson, 85, Fargo, Aug. 4. Rita Millard, 64, Fargo, Aug. 5. Helen Nelson, 90, Fargo, Aug. 4. Ethel Nereson, 92, Fargo, Aug. 5. Jerome Sahli, 85, Bismarck, Aug. 3.
Dale A. Brooks, 48, Billings, Mont., formerly of Jamestown, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, at his home after a battle with cancer. Mr. Brooks was born Feb. 8, 1961, at Jamestown, the son of Arthur Eugene and Frances Irene (Drake) Brooks. After high school he studied architectural drafting and estimating technology at North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, N.D. He worked 28 years for United Building Centers, now known as ProBuild. He married Susan Armstrong on June 24, 1995.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood's youth impresario of the 1980s and '90s who captured the teen and preteen market with such favorites as "Home Alone," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," died Thursday, a spokeswoman said. He was 59. Hughes died of a heart attack during a morning walk in Manhattan, Michelle Bega said.