Joyce Agnes, 75, Bottineau, formerly Rolette, May 25. Lana Becker, 68, Lakota, May 30. Donald Burrill, 83, Grand Forks, May 30. Walter Diedrich, 84, Fargo, May 30. George Grensteiner, 79, Bismarck, May 30. James Hoon, 55, Gillette, Wyo., formerly Selfridge, May 26. Phyllis Johnson, 73, Milnor, May 28. Hilda Juhl, 87, Grand Forks, May 26. Donald Lindemann, 88, Enderlin, May 29. Noel Lofthus, 76, McVille, May 31. Mildred Mahler, 91, Wahpeton, May 29. Violet Martinson, 79, Grafton, May 27. Earling Nelson, 77, Valley City, May 29. Barbara Nord, 81, Lisbon, May 29. L
Helen Fischer, 82, Edgeley, N.D., died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at MedCenter One, Bismarck, N.D. Helen Elizabeth Baumgartner was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Strasburg, N.D., the daughter of Damian and Katherine (Scherr) Baumgartner. She grew up and attended Strasburg School, Strasburg. She worked on the farm. She married Leo J. Fischer on July 15, 1947, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Strasburg. They farmed in Hague, N.D., and then moved to Merricourt, N.D. In 1949 they moved to Edgeley. She received her certified nursing assistant certification. They retired from farming in 1990.
Daniel Garrity, 49, Carrington, N.D., died Monday, June 1, 2009, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington. Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington. Burial: St. John's Cemetery, New Rockford, N.D.
LONDON (AP) -- Millvina Dean, the last survivor of 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, has died at 97. She died in Southampton, England, the city her family had tried to leave behind when they took the ship's ill-fated maiden voyage, bound for America. She died in her sleep early Sunday, her friend Gunter Babler told The Associated Press. It was the 98th anniversary of the launch of the ship that was billed as "practically unsinkable."
Florence Dahle, 100, Montpelier, ND, died Friday, May 29, 2009 in Mesa, AZ. Florence Laura Dahle was born December 15, 1908 near Marion, ND. Her father was Rayner Van Oosting, a farmer, known to everyone as "Mike". Her mother was Grace Bleeker. The two met when Grace was working in the cook car on Mike's threshing crew. Grace died of tuberculosis in 1913, just a few days before Florence's fifth birthday. To help with the household, Mike hired Lilly Hudson up from Minneapolis. "Ma" Hudson brought with her a granddaughter, Myrle, who was just Florence's age.
Mary Beastrom, 53, Linton, May 26. Lana Becker, 68, Lakota, May 30. Keith Bedford, 69, Wahpeton, May 27. Earl Campbell, 88, Bismarck, May 30. Charlene Crommett, 55, Kindred, May 30. Robert Delzer, 81, Bismarck, May 27. Forrest DeVault, 78, Mapleton, May 28. Hailey Ehli-Blocker, infant, May 29. Nellie Estad, 89, Grafton, May 28. Loraine Geiger, 54, Cooperstown, May 26. Alice Goughnour, 93, Bismarck, May 28. Emil Gourneay, 73, Belcourt, May 28.
Helen Fischer, 82, Edgeley, N.D., died Sunday, May 31, 2009, at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck, N.D. Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Transfiguration Catholic Church, Edgeley. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Lisko Funeral Chapel, Edgeley, and one hour before the service at the church. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Edgeley. Online guestbook: www. liskofuneralchapel.com
Arlys Roeske, 75, Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Jamestown, died Saturday, May 20, 2009, at her home. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
CHAMONIX, France (AP) -- Karine Ruby, a former Olympic snowboarding champion who had been training to become a mountain guide, has died. She was 31. rrr BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Ronald Takaki, a pioneer in the field of ethnic studies who taught the University of California system's first black history course, has died. He was 70.
Landon Kuhn, infant, Bismarck, May 24. Garland Legacie, 54, Edmore, May 26. Shaundra Mlekoday, 18, Bismarck, formerly Beulah, May 24. Lyle Meland, 84, Wellsburg, May 26. Kathryn Midstokke, 94, Grand Forks, May 24. Mildred Ness, 86, Minot, formerly Mohall, May 23. Dorothy Nore, 83, Minot, formerly Stanley, March 18. Walter Orchard, 86, Grand Forks, May 25. Shirley Paulson, 81, West Fargo, May 24. Dale Pederson, 81, Valley City, May 27. Ronald Berdahl-Pederson, 29, Minot, May 25. Ayden Pettersen, infant, Fargo, May 23. Elsie Rasmussen, 91, Milnor, May 26. Kenneth Rietze, 61, J