Chester Schlecht, 75, Gackle, N.D., died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Arrangements pending with Haut Funeral Homes, Gackle.
Arleen Axness, 79, Leeds, March 3. Kittie Christenson, 94, Mandan, March 3. Phyllis Cossett, 78, Fargo, March 5. Charles Feist, 79, Bismarck, March 2. Donna Hagen, 64, Mandan, March 1. Gary Halle, 62, Devils Lake, March, 4. Mary Jane Hafner, 65, Sykeston, March 1. June Johnson, 91, Glenfield, Feb. 27. Florence Kruger, 73, West Fargo, March 3. Matthew Larson, 25, Bismarck, March 4. Helen Mohs, 69, Coupevills, Wash., formerly Bismarck, Feb. 9. Mary Nelson, 62, Bismarck, March 3. Raymond Nelson, 95, Cooperstown, March 3.
Johanna "Jennie" Ripplinger, 99, New Rockford, N.D., died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Johanna Wolfe was born July 16, 1911, on a farm near Rugby, N.D., the daughter of Jacob and Josephine (Heilman) Wolfe. She married Chris Ripplinger on Sept. 16, 1930, at Balta, N.D. They lived at Balta and later moved to a farm south of New Rockford where they farmed. She was a cook at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd and retired in 1980. He died on June 26, 1981.
Richard Holm, 67, of rural Alamo, ND, died at his home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday Evening, March 3, 2011. His Funeral will be celebrated Saturday morning, March 12, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Williston, ND. Rev. Sue Seiffert and Rev. Steve Anderson will officiate and interment will follow in the Bethany (Appam) Cemetery. Richard L. Holm was born July 15, 1943 in Williston, ND to William and Agnes (Bustad) Holm. He was raised on the family farm northwest of Alamo and he graduated from Alamo High School in 1961.
Gilman Hazer, 93, Jamestown, North Dakota, formerly of Woodworth, ND, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Heritage Centre in Jamestown, under the care of hospice. Mr. Hazer was born May l, 1917, the son of Henry and Rena (French) Hazer in Paris Township near Woodworth. Gilman received his education in Paris Township Schools. He moved with his parents to a farm near Branford, ND in 1936. Gilman was Township Assessor for 25 years, served on the Woodworth American Lutheran church council, and was treasurer for the Paris Township School District.
June A. Hazer, 87, Jamestown, North Dakota, formerly of Woodworth, ND, died Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown. June Topp was born October 31, 1923 at Grace City, ND, the daughter of Eli and Anna (Haberlein) Topp. She received her education in Columbia Schools north of Grace City and later attended Grace City School. June commuted to Jamestown, where she worked for Montgomery Ward, and later for Jamestown Hospital as credit manager for 20 years, retiring in December of 1988. June was active in the community and in the Woodworth A.L.C.W.
Evelyn Boschee, 86, Devils Lake, March 1.
Wendy Simonsen, 61, Bismarck, died March 3, 2011. Private family services will be held. Wendy was born March 22, 1949, in Jamestown, ND, the daughter of Wendell and Sally (Helmstetler) Simonsen. She was raised and educated in Kensal, ND, and graduated from Kensal High School. She attended the University of North Dakota. Wendy married George Sargent in 1973 and moved to New Hampshire, where she worked as a medical receptionist at the Franklin Hospital.
June Harris, 74, Medina, N.D., died Monday, March 7, 2011, at her home. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Bruce Douglas Tarno, 60, Jamestown, died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Sanford Health, Fargo, N.D., due to complications from cancer. Mr. Tarno was born June 30, 1950, in Jamestown, the son of Bernard "Bud" and Delora "Del" (Oster) Tarno. He grew up in James-town, attended James-town schools and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1968. He worked various jobs during high school. He married Rhonda Leir on July 11, 1969, in Jamestown. They lived in Bismarck, N.D., for three years where he worked as a photographer for the North Dakota State Highway Department.