Georgia Benson, 101, New Rockford, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Georgia Merbach was born June 4, 1909, at Raymond, S.D., the daughter of George and Ella (Hurlbert) Merbach. Her father died before she was born and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, John Otto. She moved to rural Juanita, N.D., where she grew up and attended high school. She attended Valley City (N.D.) State College and received her teaching certificate. She taught for several years in many schools in North Dakota.
Mr. Charles Vernon Maxime, a native of Jamestown, North Dakota and a longtime resident of Mobile, AL left this life on Friday, January 14, 2011 after a long illness. Mr. Maxime was a 1957 graduate of Auburn University and played football for the Tigers for four years. After leaving Auburn he accepted a position as a teacher & coach with Murphy High School where he retired after 34 years. After retiring, he spent the majority of his time attending the activities of his grandchildren. He is survived by the love of his life Elaine K. Maxime; four sons, Steven C. Maxime (Pam), William N.
John Becker, 79, Fargo, Jan. 14. Richard "Dick" Dahl, 74, Grand Forks, Jan. 12. Jason Gleason, 37, Tolna, Jan. 10. Charles Metcalf, 64, Watford City, Jan. 10. Arthur Shepherd, 66, Bismarck, Dec. 31. Ethel Hummel, 85, Garrison, Jan. 11.
Calvin Roy Wegner, 74, Hardin, Mont., died Jan. 8, 2011, after a battle with cancer. Mr. Wegner was born July 31, 1936, at Cleveland, N.D., the son of Emanuel and Ida (Heine) Wegner. The family moved to Alfred, N.D., where he attended Alexander District School. He finished his education in Millerton, N.D. He moved to Hardin in 1956 where he worked with his uncle on his farm harvesting and working on equipment. He married Ramona Valdez in 1958. They moved to Jamestown. He worked on construction sites. They moved to Hardin in 1962. They later divorced.
Ruby Tuman, 92, Jamestown, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Ruby Esther Gossett was born June 4, 1918, in Spiritwood, N.D., the daughter of Hiriam F. and Mary J. (Johnson) Gossett. She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1936. She married Rhody F. Tuman on March 19, 1953, in Libby, Mont. They lived in Stevensville, Mont., where they owned and operated the Stevensville Hotel. He died in 1973. She moved to Jamestown in 2001. She enjoyed bowling.
Caroline Schagunn, 87, New Rockford, N.D., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, First Lutheran Church, New Rockford. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford.
Funeral Services for Dr. Richard "Dick" Pokorny, 62, of Dickinson will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Dickinson, with Dr. Bruce L. MacDuffie officiating. Burial will take place at Dickinson Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson with a celebration of life service taking place at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at St.
Ann Melsted, 93, Wahpeton, Jan. 9. Curtis Olimb, 77, Grand Forks, Jan. 11. Rosemary Rheault, 62, Fargo, Jan. 13. David Schiffner, 51, Fargo, Jan. 12. Lorentina Weisz, 92, Hazen, Jan. 10. Adeline Winter, 79, Goodrich, Jan. 9.
Bertha Remmick, 89, Wishek, N.D., formerly Napoleon, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek. Bertha Martin was born Feb. 11, 1921, at Pettibone, N.D., the daughter of Jacob Martin and Carolina (Albrecht) Martin. She attended the rural school at Pettibone and helped on the family farm. She married Albert Remmick on Oct. 26, 1944, at Zion Lutheran Church, Pettibone. They lived in Kansas while he was in the military. They then moved to a farm close to Robinson, N.D., where they farmed. He died in 1955. She moved into Robinson.
Phyllis Thompson, 87, Sheyenne, N.D., died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, N.D. Phyllis Kathrine Ostby was born on March 16, 1923, in Fargo, N.D., and became the adopted daughter of Dolphy and Mayme Ostby, Sheyenne. She grew up and attended school in Sheyenne. She married Alton Thompson of Sheyenne on Feb. 17, 1941. They farmed east of Shey-enne. She helped with the milking and putting up hay. She also worked at Sioux Manufacturing in Fort Totten for two years. She entered Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in 2009. She enjoyed Artex painting.