Alvin Rask, 81, Carrington, N.D., formerly of Hurdsfield, N.D., died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at his home. Mr. Rask was born Oct. 31, 1929, at Chaseley, N.D., the son of Carl and Fern (Jones) Rask. He grew up and was educated in the Hurdsfield area. He farmed. He entered the U.S. Army on May 29, 1951, and was stationed in Italy during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged May 19, 1953, and returned to the Hurdsfield area. He married Helen Severtson on Jan. 22, 1955, at Concordia Lutheran Church, rural Hamberg, N.D.
Mary Brossart, 92, Devils Lake, N.D., formerly of Rugby, N.D., died Nov. 28, 2010, at Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake. Mary Helen Schmaltz was born Aug. 6, 1918, at her parents' home in Walsh Township, Pierce County, N.D., the daughter of Phillip and Catherine (Ganje) Schmaltz. She grew up on the family farm north of Rugby and attended Hendrickson rural school. She married Jack Brossart on Oct. 12, 1948, at Little Flower Catholic Church, Rugby. They lived and farmed in Rolette County until 1964. They purchased a farm in Benson County, N.D., which they operated until retiring in 1981.
Dennis Phillip Dockter, 73, Medina, N.D., died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, unexpectedly at his home in Stewartville, Minn., of natural causes. Mr. Dockter was born May 15, 1937, in Medina, the son of Philip and Louise (Geinger) Dockter. He grew up on the family farm, attended elementary school in rural Newbury Township and graduated from Streeter (N.D.) High School in 1957. He worked for various construction companies in the area. He married Dian Jean Bauer on Aug. 8, 1959, at Bismarck, N.D. They farmed at rural Medina.
Christine Dollinger, 83, Devils Lake, N.D., formerly of Jamestown, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake. Christine Schrenk was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Eureka, S.D., the daughter of Gottlieb and Sophia (Hoover) Schrenk. She grew up and attended school in the Venturia, N.D., area. She lived in Jamestown for 12 years before moving to Gackle, N.D., where she lived for a number of years. She entered Devils Lake Good Samaritan Center in 2002 where she lived until her death.
Bernice Caspers, 89, Wahpeton, Dec. 4. Mary Caye, 48, Grand Forks, Dec. 1. Margaret Dahl, 93, Fargo, Dec. 5. Oscar Erickson, 87, Grand Forks, Dec. 5. Ruth Evert, 96, Edgeley, Dec. 4. Robert Fowler, 83, Fargo, Dec. 3. Ronald Gebeke, 76, Fargo, Dec. 5.
Gertrude G. Clemens passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Eventide at Hi Acres Nursing Home, Jamestown, ND, surrounded by family. She was 96 years old. She was born Gertrude Geraldine Winberg on January 27, 1914 on the Smith Farm, Cathy, ND, daughter of Leda I. (Evans) and John A. Winberg. At the age of 2, Gertrude and the family moved to her paternal grandparents' homestead in Green Valley, northwest of Eldridge, ND where she and her siblings were raised. Gertrude attended Thom Country School through grade nine; she then attended Eldridge High School.
Hazel I. Dunnigan, 88, of Walhalla, ND died Sunday, December 5, 2010, at Woodside Village, Grand Forks, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 10, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla. Visitation on Thursday, December 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. rosary and prayer service at the Nelson-Askew Funeral Home, Walhalla. Burial at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.
Verna Mae (Gurley) Schrader passed away peacefully on December 6th, 2010 after a lengthy battle with cancer under the care of Hospice. She died at home surrounded by her loving husband and children. Verna Mae was born November 2, 1922 to Leo and Vera (Christie) Cuypers on a farm southwest of Dickey. She was one of 10 children, and the last living member of her family. Verna Mae received her early education in a country school in Russell Township and received her diploma at Dickey High School in 1940. She attended VCSTC graduating in 1942 with a standard teaching certificate.
Martha Stahlhut, 78, Jamestown, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Martha Carolyn Schubert was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Grand Forks, N.D., the daughter of Buell Wood and Hazel (Skjulsted) Schubert. She lived in Grand Forks, Cando, N.D., and Minnesota. She graduated from Central High School, Grand Forks. She married Duane Elmer Stahlhut on Feb. 10, 1951, in Grand Forks. They lived in Grand Forks, moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., and later returned to Grand Forks. They moved to Jamestown in 1957.
Leona Brown, 108, Jamestown, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Leona Kramer was born April 5, 1902, in Wang Township, Renville County, Minnesota, the daughter of August and Emma (Reinholt) Kramer. She attended school in Pingree, N.D., until 1916. She married Frank Brown on Sept. 26, 1921, in Pingree. They farmed in the Pingree area until 1949. They moved to West Fargo, N.D., and returned to Pingree in 1960. He died in 1976. She lived at home before entering Hi-Acres Manor in 2005.