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.
Carol Reimers, age 89, of Carrington, ND, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at her home. Carol Fortney was born on March 25, 1920, the daughter of Carl John and Cora Marie (Hagelie) Fortney at Jamestown, ND. She lived with her parents on their farm at Bowdon, ND, un-til she graduated from Bowdon High School and went to Concordia College.
BANGKOK (AP) -- David Carradine was found dead Thursday in Thailand. The 72-year-old actor appeared to have hanged himself in a suite at the luxury Swissotel Nai Lert Park Hotel, said Lt. Teerapop Luanseng, the officer responsible for investigating the death.
Vincent Dolechek, 90, Dickinson, June 1. Adam Ehlis, 91, Mandan, May 30. Carl Holland, 79, Bismarck, June 2. Laudie Kadrmas, 85, Dickinson, June 1. Andrew LaVallie, 68, Dunseith, May 29. Jacob Larson, 78, Almont, June 1. May Lou Lyght, 76, Minot, June 1. Henry Magelky, 84, Dickinson, June 2. Marcella Netterville, 89, Fort Yates, June 2. John Rahn, 76, Minot, formerly Burlington, Foxholm and Deering, May 28. Leone Schultz, 91, Harvey, May 30. Diane Torgeson, 54, Williston, June 2. Gladys Turney, 92, East Grand Forks, Minn., May 26. Doris Tveten, 85, Hatton, May 29. Alice Wegerle,
Alicia Stratford, 29, Gwinner, N.D., formerly of Jamestown, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at her home. Alicia C. Stratford was born March 4, 1980, in Bellevue, Wash., the daughter of Chris and Jacquelyn (Brown) Stratford. She graduated from Jamestown High School and attended Jamestown College and later North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, N.D. She lived in Jamestown, Fargo, N.D., and Gwinner.
Daniel James "Kung" Garrity, 49, Carrington, N.D., died Monday, June 1, 2009, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington. Mr. Garrity was born May 10, 1960, in Los Angeles, the son of George and Lois (Thompson) Garrity. The family moved to New Rockford, N.D., in 1968. He graduated from high school in 1979, where he was active in football, wrestling and plays. He lived in Fargo, N.D., from 1994 to 2005 where he worked at computer graphics and Prairie Home Publishing. He moved to Carrington in 2005, where he worked for Pat Copenhaven and was a flag man on the New Rockford and Carrington U.S.
Nora Kinzler, 81, Kulm, N.D., died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Zion Lutheran Church, Kulm. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Monday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Kulm. Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Kulm.
Carol Reimers, 89, Carrington, N.D., died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at her home. Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Burial: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington.
Geraldine Kaseman, 58, Woodworth, N.D., died Friday, June 5, 2009, at her home. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Anna Symoniak, 97, Lehr, N.D., died Friday, June 5, 2009, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D. Arrangements pending with Haut Funeral Homes, Wishek.