Mike Cuellar, a crafty left-hander from Cuba whose darting screwball made him a World Series champion and Cy Young winner with the Baltimore Orioles, died Friday. He was 72. The Orioles confirmed Cuellar's death, but did not release other details. Cuellar made his major league debut in 1959 and bounced around Cincinnati, St. Louis and Houston for almost a decade before a trade brought him to Baltimore.
Ryan F. Mayer, 40, Casselton was granted the miracle of eternal life with Christ, Thursday, April 1, 2010 at the Palliative Care Unit of MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Ryan was born May 26, 1969 to Francis and Delila (Hauck) Mayer in Dickinson, ND. Ryan attended and graduated from Mott High School in 1987. He then pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag/Econ at NDSU, graduating in 1991. During his college years, Ryan was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. In 1992, Ryan was hired by the St.
Wallace Richard "Wally" Purcell, 78, Carrington, N.D., died Friday, April 2, 2010, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, N.D. Mr. Purcell was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Carrington, the son of Earl J. and Gladys (Foulston) Purcell. He grew up at rural Carrington in the "Hawksnest" area. He was inducted into the Army in August 1951 and served in the Korean conflict with the Co. F 180th Infantry and the 7th Armored Division. He married Carrie Helen Puterbaugh on Aug. 27, 1953, at Jamestown. He worked at several different occupations from cow puncher to auto mechanic.
Paulette Ann Seiler, 58, West Fargo, N.D., died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at her son's home in New Rockford, N.D., under the care of Presentation Hospice. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Evans Funeral Home. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, and West Funeral Home, West Fargo.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Forsythe, the handsome, smooth-voiced actor who made his fortune as the scheming oil tycoon in TV's "Dynasty" and the voice of the leader of "Charlie's Angels," has died after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 92. Forsythe died late Thursday at his home in Santa Ynez from complications of pneumonia, publicist Harlan Boll said Friday. "He died as he lived his life, with dignity and grace," daughter Brooke Forsythe said.
Florence M. Marquardt, 89, formerly of Pettibone and Bismarck, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, in the care of the great staff at Praireview Nursing Center in Underwood. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 6, at 2 p.m. at Church of Corpus Christi with Rev. Paul Becker officiating. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery, rural Sanborn, ND, at 6 p.m. Visitation will be held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home with a rosary/vigil service at 7 p.m.
Dale Bentley, 41, Buffalo, March 29. LuElla Burns, 82, Bismarck, March 30. Edith Harris, 90, Park River, March 27. Fern Heaton, 97, formerly Bismarck, March 29. Leof Johnson, 91, Mandan, March 30. Olivia Korb, 101, Cando, March 29. Jeanette Lundstrom, 63, East Grand Forks, March 30. Ursula Miller, 79, Bismarck, formerly Anamoose, March 28. Kathryn Odegaard, 89, Dickinson, March 28. James Olson, 78, Larimore, March 31. Adelheid "Heidi" Paradies, 91, Williston, formerly Minot, March 29. Hugo Schmidt, 97, Fargo, March 30.
Lillian Keller, 91, Jamestown, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at Ave Maria Village, Jamestown. Lillian Knox was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Tioga, N.D., the daughter of Freeman and Lena (Wagner) Knox. After she finished the first grade they moved to Monango, N.D., where she completed her education. She married Fred C. Keller on Aug. 26, 1938, in Ellendale, N.D. They farmed for many years in the Monango area. They moved to Jamestown in 1960. She worked at the North Dakota State Hospital for 24 years as a nurse's aide. He died Feb. 14, 1962.
Donald Luverne Gusaas, 81, Fargo, N.D., formerly Jamestown, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Fargo. Mr. Gusaas was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Svea Township, Barnes County, North Dakota, the son of Johnny and Alma (Salthammer) Gusaas. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from 1951 until 1953. He was stationed in Fort Lawton, Wash., where he transported goods to Alaska. He married Elaine Elizabeth Randa on Nov. 1, 1952, at Sacred Heart Church, Seattle, Wash. He was a brakeman and conductor for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 39 years. They spent winters in Mercedes, Texas.
Mary Ernestine Shoemaker Davidson, age 91, died peacefully April 1, 2010 in Loveland, Colorado. Mrs. Davidson was the widow of the Rt. Rev. William Davidson, rector of Grace Episcopal Church from 1961-1965. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on April 17, 2010 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Loveland, Colorado, with The Rev. Sathi Bunyan officiating. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Her ashes will be interred in the columbarium at All Saints, Loveland next to her husband.