Mary Bass, 91, Fargo, Jan. 28. Melvin Briks, 73, Moorhead, Jan. 30. Raymond Crawford, 73, Gladstone, Jan. 31. Alice Erickson, 90, Fargo, Jan. 29. Sandra Essert, 64, Moorhead, Jan. 26.
Ellen D. Schultz, age 86, of Carrington, ND, died Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington. Ellen DeEtta McDonald was born April 29, 1923, the daughter of William and DeEtta (Bennett) McDonald in rural Melville, ND. She was raised on a farm in the Churches Ferry area, where she attended school and later finishing high school in Devils Lake, ND.
Esther Leichtman, 91, New Rockford, N.D., formerly of McHenry, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, under the care of Presentation Hospice, Carrington, N.D. Esther Merrick was born June 16, 1918, at rural McHenry, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Schmoker) Merrick. She married Ralph Leichtman on July 3, 1937, in New Rockford. They ranched in eastern Eddy County, North Dakota, until they moved to New Rockford in 1985. He died Jan. 23, 1990. She moved to Heritage House, New Rockford, in January 2009.
Stella Nagel, 74, Lehr, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Wishek Community Hospital, Wishek, N.D. Stella M. Kauk was born Oct. 22, 1935, on the family farm at Lehr, the daughter of Peter and Margaretha (Schlickenmayer) Kauk. She attended rural schools and graduated from Lehr High School, Lehr, in 1952. She married Harvey Nagel on Sept. 26, 1954, at Lehr. They owned and operated the family farm.
Ruth Horton, 85, James-town, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at her home. Ruth Webb was born July 1, 1924, in Fries, Va., the daughter of Wiley and Clara (Wheeler) Webb. She grew up and attended school in Virginia. She married Kent Horton on Oct. 22, 1944, in Hampton, Va. They moved to James-town in 1955. She began working as a secretary in the Jamestown College nursing department in 1966. She retired in 1985. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Jamestown, where she was active in the church guilds. She enjoyed directing music, singing and traveling.
Brent Isaac Hoffman, infant son of Amy and Neal Hoffman, Jamestown, was born and died on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D. He is survived by his parents; and grandparents, Dick and Judy Dauer, Jamestown, and Archie and Sharon Hoffman, Fredonia, N.D. Services: held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Burial: Sanborn Cemetery, Sanborn, N.D., in the spring. Online guestbook: www. liskofuneralchapel.com
Esther Leichtman, 91, New Rockford, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, New Rockford. Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd Chapel, New Rockford. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Burial: Grace City Cemetery, Grace City, N.D.
Ellen Schultz, 86, Carrington, N.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington. Arrangements pending with Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
Richard Arneson, 76, Fargo, Feb. 1. Richard Bellmore, 54, Grand Forks, Jan. 29. Patricia Broten, 50, Minot, Jan. 30. Ardelle Danielson, 76, Larimore, Jan. 26. Johanna Fiest, 93, Linton, Jan. 29. Floyd Hansen, 87, Moorhead, Jan. 30. Jack Hull, 53, Williston, Jan. 29. Patricia Lidstrom, 79, Bismarck, Jan. 31. Norma Ous, 86, Grand Forks, Jan. 28. Virginia Reichman, 77, Bismarck, Jan. 30. Selmer Severson, 77, Michigan, Jan. 28. Warren Teichmann, 85, Midland, Jan. 31. Geraldine Watland, 85, West Fargo, Jan. 30. Alice Wokal, 95, Bowman, Jan. 30.
Arthur "Art" Lachenmeier, 89, Tappen, N.D., died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D. Mr. Lachenmeier was born Sept. 27, 1920, in Cokato Township, North Dakota, the son of August and Christena (Becker) Lachenmeier. He lived on a farm five miles northeast of Napoleon, N.D. He attended Napoleon Public School for six years and completed seventh and eight grades in Cokato Township. He worked as a farm laborer until he moved to Montana in 1936 where he worked in sugar beet fields and for Campbell Farming Corp. until 1944.