LaVerne Aeschliman, 82, Bismarck, June 21. Ryan Begger, 35, Beach, June 22. Loren D. Berg Sr., 53, Donnybrook, June 22. Donald W. Bina, 81, Lakota, June 23. Lawrence Flatla, 91, Velva, formerly Bergen, June 19. Charles Gage, 93, Page, June 21. Gary Hendrickson, 62, Grand Forks, June 23. Lavina Hofer, 86, Bismarck, June 22. Ida Hofland, 85, Harvey, June 23. Gloria Hooge, 82, Bismarck, June 22. Dr. John Jamieson, 83, Knoxville, Tenn., formerly Fargo, June 23. Donald Jdssen, 76, Minot, June 22. Margaret Esther Johnson, 84, Peoria, Ariz., formerly Amenia, June 24.
Cornelius "Neil" Clarys, 87, Dickinson, N.D., formerly of Wimbledon, N.D., died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Hilltop Home of Comfort, Killdeer, N.D. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dickinson, with the Rev. Todd Kreitinger officiating. Prayer service: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial: St. Patrick's Cemetery, Dickinson. Online guestbook: www.stevensonfuneralhome.com
Drougott Ross, 93, Medina, N.D., died Friday, June 26, 2009, at the Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Nellie Dablow, 81, New Rockford, N.D., died Friday, June 26, 2009, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Arrangements pending with Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson, the sensationally gifted child star who rose to become the "King of Pop" and the biggest celebrity in the world only to fall from his throne in a freakish series of scandals, died Thursday. He was 50. Jackson died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Ed Winter, the assistant chief coroner for Los Angeles County, confirmed his office had been notified of the death and would handle the investigation. The circumstances of Jackson's death were not immediately clear.
Faye Poland, 82, Jamestown, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Faye Lucille Andersen was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Kingsbury County, South Dakota, the daughter of Andrew C. and Anna Marie (Kallesen) Andersen. She grew up and attended school at Lake Nordon, S.D., and graduated in 1944. She married Levern "Bud" Poland on June 16, 1947, at Badger, S.D. She was employed as church secretary for Hayti Lutheran Parish from 1973 to 1993. She was commissioned as an associate in ministry in 1982.
Louise Koepplin, 93, Wishek, N.D., died Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek. Louise Boschee was born Sept. 18, 1915, at Wishek, the daughter of Jacob and Katherine (Rudolph) Boschee. She grew up and attended rural school in the Wishek area. She married Reuben Koepplin on Nov. 30, 1939, at Wishek. They farmed northwest of Lehr, N.D. They moved to Jamestown in 1955, where she was employed at Jamestown Hospital. They returned to the farm in 1957. She worked for Grentz SuperValu for 12 years. They moved to Wishek in 1977.
DALLAS (AP) -- Philanthropist Mary Kathryn "Kitty" Doolin, the widow of Frito-Lay, Inc., co-founder C.E. Doolin, died Monday. She was 89. Kitty Doolin died in her Dallas home from various complications related to a fall and surgery, her son Charles Doolin said Tuesday night. She served for many years on the Frito-Lay Board of Directors and helped her husband figure out store-door delivery routes by stringing yarn along a map of pins stuck into the carpet of their temporary home in Los Angeles.
Ruth Linstaedt, 93, Cleveland, N.D., died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at her home. Ruth Bietz was born June 28, 1915, in Iosco Township, near Medina, N.D., the daughter of Gottlieb and Anna Maria (Montz) Bietz. She attended rural school in Iosco Township and helped on the family farm. She married George Linstaedt on June 23, 1938, in Jamestown. In 1948 they purchased a farmstead. He died June 17, 1988. She served on various boards promoting education in the Cleveland area. She served on the election board and was a member of the Methodist Church in Cleveland.
Helga Gonzalez, 77, Bismarck, June 15. Alvin Hildebrand, 89, Hazen, June 21. Morgan Kolling, 8, Davenport, June 22. Earl "JR" Maker, Jr., 67, Hunter, June 22. Charlotte Melting, 90, Fargo, June 22. Victor Mercado, 18, Minot, June 20. Gordon Neuberger, 81, Bismarck, June 22. Gloria Newton, 57, Robinson, June 21. Raymond Rennich, 80, Mandan, June 21.