Elizabeth Schweitzer, 97, Fargo, N.D., formerly of Napoleon, N.D., died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Bethany Homes, Fargo. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Napoleon. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Friday, Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Napoleon. Visitation: 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial: St. Philip Neri Catholic Cemetery, Napoleon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Willie Davis, a speedy center fielder who collected two World Series rings, three Gold Gloves and was a two-time All-Star during his 14 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 69. "He was beloved by generations of Dodger fans and remains one of the most talented players ever to wear the Dodger uniform. Having spent time with him over the past six years, I know how proud he was to have been a Dodger.
Regina Berger, 83, Bismarck, March 5. Mainard Dirk, 59, Mandan, March 5. Marilyn Ellison, 76, Moorhead, March 7. Armistice "Ann" Giedd, 85, Grand Forks, March 6. Fern Lauf, 89, LaMoure, March 2. Loren McClean, 52, Bismarck, March 5. Adeline Nagle, 94, Grand Forks, March 6. Patricia Richards, 77, Moorhead, March 7. Brian Sandberg, 42, Cando, March 5. Byron Schon, 65, Grand Forks, Jan. 26. Mary Schroeder, 77, Embden, March 6. Adeline Sczensy, 95, Grand Forks, March 2.
Brian J. Piatz, age 41, of Henderson, NV, formerly of Carrington, ND, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at his home. Brian J. Piatz was born on May 9, 1968, the son of Fred and Valerie (Braaten) Piatz in Fargo, ND. He was raised in Langdon, ND, and in 1976, moved with his parents to Carrington, where he attended school. Brian worked at the pasta plant in Cando, ND and later did construction work dry walling in Fargo, ND. He started his career in the auto sales industry at Market Place Motors in Devils Lake, ND, continuing in Grafton, ND and later in Aberdeen, SD.
Berget Amble, 96, Grand Forks, March 3. Helen Bonogofsky, 85, Bismarck, March 6. Julie Delene, 14, East Grand Forks, Minn., March 3. Mainard Dirk, 59, Mandan, March 5. James Eback, 60, Devils Lake, March 4. Esther Ehley, 92, Ashley, March 2. Oscar Heinle, 78, Glen Ullin, March 3. Lydia Heupel, 84, Mandan, formerly Elgin, March 3. Evangeline Johnson, 80, Moorhead, March 5. Rose Kitzinger, 82, Ellendale, March 4. Roger Klipfel, 74, Ashley, March 3. Dorothy Kosobud, 65, Grand Forks, March 3. Ralph McGarvey, 71, Fargo, Feb.
Clifford Thurlow, age 87, of Carrington, ND, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND. Clifford Thurlow was born on November 7, 1922, the son of William and Otilda (Overson) Thurlow on the family farm near Glenfield, ND. In 1930, they moved to a farm along the James River near Carrington. Clifford attended country school and continued farming on the family farm with his brother, Owen. He retired in 1986, but continued to help on the farm.
The funeral for Fern Lauf of LaMoure, ND, will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Grand Rapids, ND, with Reverend Susan Christian officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 7:30 p.m. at Zoar Lutheran Church, LaMoure, ND. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery in the spring. Fern Irene Wrangham was born to Thomas and Anna (Quast) Wrangham on March 25, 1920 at Oakes, North Dakota. Fern grew up in North Dakota. She was united in marriage to Albert Lauf on October 9, 1938 in Grand Rapids, North Dakota.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Richard Stapley, the actor who appeared alongside Elizabeth Taylor in "Little Women" and with Gene Kelly in "The Three Musketeers," has died. He was 86. His publicist Alan Eichler said Stapley died of kidney failure Friday at a Palm Springs hospital. Born in England, Stapley moved to Hollywood and appeared in a string of films in the 1940s and 1950s, including "King of the Khyber Rifles" with Tyrone Power and "The Strange Door" with Boris Karloff.
F. Harley Wipperling, 80, New Rockford, N.D., died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Fred Harley Wipperling was born Oct. 20, 1929, in New Rockord, the son of Fred and Freda (Thaden) Wipperling. He attended Columbia Township School near Brantford, N.D., then worked on the family farm until 1951, when he joined the U.S. Air Force. He married Carolyn Marie Ross of Sumter, S.C., on Sept. 29, 1957. They later divorced. He served in the Air Force until 1975, retiring as a lieutenant colonel and senior command pilot.
Theresa Berg, 87, Minot, formerly Bismarck, March 2. Doris Buckley, 89, Bismarck, March 1. Alan Cooper, 61, Glen Ullin, March 1. Jerry Eichenberger, 69, Sterling, March 1. Gladys Gehrke, 96, Fargo, March 2. Sandy Gress, 65, Hazen, March 2. Kenneth Larson, 86, East Grand Forks, March 2. Harlan Mathison, 85, Moorhead, March 3. Louise Pausch, 87, formerly Fairmount, March 3. Tom Pettus, 87, Larimore, Feb. 27. Crystal Ramsey, 93, Grand Forks, Feb. 28. Tammie Stevens, 37, Bismarck, Feb. 26. Sanford Strand, 95, Finley, March 2. Freda Traxel, 89, Carson, March 1.