Leone Weber, 75, New Rockford, N.D., died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, First Lutheran Church, New Rockford. Prayer service: 7 p.m. Sunday, Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd Chapel, New Rockford. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford.
Arnold Joseph Tatarek, 91, Seattle, Wash., died April 2, 2010, in Seattle after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Tatarek was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Windsor, N.D., the son of Joseph and Leona Tatarek. The family moved to Jamestown in the late 1920s, where he attended St. John's Academy. He later worked at The Jamestown Sun as a pressman before being drafted into the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater during the war, was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned to his job at The Jamestown Sun. He married Shirley Scheuer in 1953 in Seattle.
Randal Lee Johnson, 20, Jamestown, North Dakota, formerly of Bismarck, ND, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at Fort George G Meade, Maryland. Randal was born June 6, 1989 in Jamestown, ND, the son of Douglas and Cari (Musgrave) Johnson. He lived with his family in Pingree, ND until 2001 when the family moved to Bismarck, ND. Randal graduated from high school in 2007 from Century High School, Bismarck. He joined the US Air Force in 2007 and graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas in September 2007.
Francis "Frankie" Docktor, 84, Jamestown, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure, N.D. Mr. Docktor was born July 23, 1925, in Jamestown, the son of Frank J. and Mary (Gottsman) Docktor. He received his education in Homer Township, North Dakota. He entered the U.S. Army on March 12, 1953, and served in the Korean conflict. He was discharged Feb. 22, 1955, and returned to North Dakota. He married Alvina Burkle on Aug. 25, 1953, in Jamestown. He farmed on the family homestead in Homer Township.
Irene Patzner, 83, Jamestown, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Irene Schumacher was born Oct. 17, 1926, on a farm in Kidder County, North Dakota, the daughter of Jacob and Mary (Aichele) Schumacher. She married Elvin Patzner on Nov. 17, 1946. They lived on the family farm near Robinson, N.D. She assisted on the farm and milked cows for other farmers. She lived the past five years in Jamestown, four years in Roseadele, and one year at Hi-Acres Manor Nursing Center.
Rolland "Rollie" Greeno, 83, Jamestown, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at the MeritCare Palliative Care Unit, Fargo, N.D. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Jamestown Civic Center, Jamestown. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Clayton Clyde Becker, 52, Gackle, N.D., died Monday, April 5, 2010, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown. Mr. Becker was born Jan. 24, 1958, at Jamestown, the son of Theodore and Alma (Deutscher) Becker. He grew up and graduated from Streeter High School, Streeter, N.D. He helped on the family farm northwest of Gackle. He entered the U.S. Army on Jan. 3, 1977. He served in Germany and was discharged Dec. 12, 1980, at Fort Dix, N.J., with the rank of SP4. He returned to North Dakota where he worked on the family farm.
Gordon Howard Sironen was born to Lillian Myklebust and Elmer Sironen on July 16, 1948, at Robbinsdale, Minn.
Francis "Frankie" Docktor, 84, Jamestown, died Monday, April 5, 2010, at St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure, N.D. Arrangements pending with Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
Elva Gutschmidt, 81, Gackle, N.D., died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at Wishek Home for the Aged, Wishek, N.D. Elva D. Ost was born Aug. 23, 1928, near Fredonia, N.D., the daughter of Ben and Emma (Ruff) Ost. She grew up and attended the local rural school where she received her elementary education. She married Wilbert Gutschmidt on June 25, 1950, at her parents' farm near Fredonia. They lived on the Gutschmidt family farm 14 miles south of Gackle for 45 years. She worked at the Kulm Super Valu for a short time. They retired in 1995 and moved into Gackle.