Leona Thorman, 86, Moorhead, Minn., died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Golden Living Center, Olivia, Minn. Leona Sylvia Bietz was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Cleveland, N.D., the daughter of Rubin and Esther (Haas) Bietz. She grew up and attended Cleveland High School, graduating in 1942. She graduated from Jamestown Business College. She married Joseph Henry Thorman on Nov. 18, 1946, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Jamestown. She worked at the University of Minnesota for three years, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company for 30 years and Powers Construction Company for 28 years.
Esther Billstein, 92, Billings, Mont., died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Eunice's Private Care retirement home, Billings. Esther Marian Frey was born Nov. 16, 1917, in Jamestown, the daughter of Elmer and Adeline (Koehn) Frey. She grew up on the family farm in Bloom Township. After graduating high school, she moved to Fargo, N.D., where she attended a business training school and held several government jobs. She married Louie Billstein on Jan. 1, 1939, in Jamestown. They lived in Fargo until 1943, when they moved to Billings after his discharge from the U.S. Army.
Erwin Henne, 90, Jamestown, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Mr. Henne was born Aug. 29, 1920, at the family farm near Alfred, N.D., the son of Gottfried and Dorothea (Fode) Henne. He grew up and attended the local country school. He worked on the family farm. He married Hilda Doering on Jan. 2, 1944, at Kulm, N.D. They lived on a farm near Alfred for two years and later ran a grocery store in Alfred for two years. In 1949, they moved to Marion, N.D., where they operated a grocery store for 36 years. In 1989, they moved to Jamestown.
Alvin "Al" Plienis, 85, formerly of Jamestown, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at the North Dakota Veterans Hospital, Fargo, N.D. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Eddy Funeral Chapel, Jamestown. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown. Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown.
Barbara Wheeler, 73, Corona, Calif., died Sept. 15, 2010, at her home. Barbara Jane Wheeler was born Oct. 5, 1937, in Jamestown, the daughter of Percival and Edna Wheeler. She graduated from Jamestown High School and Jamestown College, Jamestown. She worked for Alfred Dickey Public Library as a librarian. She married John Hjellum in June 1959. They lived in Boise, Idaho, and California. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Renn, Amy and Jane; two sons, Wesley and Ross; a sister, Beverly (Warren) Flath; a brother, Leland Wheeler; and five grandchildren. Services: held Oct. 2.
Barbara Brendel, 91, Bismarck, N.D., died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at St. Vincent Care Center, Bismarck. Barbara Gross was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Logan County, North Dakota, the daughter of Mathias and Barbara (Schweitzer) Gross. She married Peter Brendel on Sept. 21, 1943. They farmed south of Napoleon, N.D. He died in 1980. She moved to Napoleon in 1980 and later to Bismarck. She was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and Christian Mothers, Napoleon. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, cooking and pinochle.
Mabel Anderson, 94, Mayville, formerly Finley, Oct. 29 Arleen Anderson, 77, Bismarck and Mandan, Oct. 29 Lawrence Blumhagen, 83, Bismarck, Oct. 27 Patrick Brooks, 26, Moorhead, Minn., Oct. 30 Randy Buth, 57, Fargo, Oct. 28 Marian Flohr, 91, Tolna, Oct. 29 Abe Haykel, 92, Bismarck, Oct. 27 Harold Helten, 84, Devils Lake, formerly, Calio, Oct. 27 Mary Johnson, 95, Napoleon, Oct. 29 Arlene Knutson, 72, Tuttle, Oct. 27 Roman Lenz, 87, Barney, Oct. 29 Earl Mittag, 83, Wahpeton, Oct. 28 Ronald Mossefin, 74, East Grand Forks, Oct.
Edna Buck, 87, Fargo, N.D., died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at her home. Edna Weisz was born Jan. 7, 1923, north of Lehr, N.D., the daughter of John and Marie (Iszler) Weisz. She attended the local rural school and Streeter (N.D.) High School. She lived in the Streeter area for many years. She married Reinhold Buck on March 24, 1940. They lived on a farm six and a half miles south of Streeter. They retired from farming in the early 1980s and continued to live on the farm. He died in 2001. She moved to Park Avenue Apartments, Fargo, where she lived until the time of her death.
Robert Walter Kramer, 89, Seattle, Wash., died Oct. 19, 2010, in Seattle. Mr. Kramer was born Aug. 24, 1921, on the family farmstead east of Dickey, N.D., the son of Curt and Emma Kramer. He graduated in 1939 from Dickey High School and attended various colleges in North Dakota. He moved to Seattle in 1941. He worked for Boeing and in the shipyards as a welder from 1941 to 1944. In 1945, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He was discharged in 1947. He graduated in 1950 from the University of Washington, with a degree in geography. He married Ruth Crowley in 1951.
Erwin Henne, 90, Jamestown, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Eventide at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center, Jamestown. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. David Bambas officiating. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial: Highland Home Cemetery, Jamestown. Online guestbook: www.hautfuneralhome . com