Nettie Douville, 92, of Neche, ND passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sts. Nereus and Achilleus Catholic Church, Neche, ND. Visitation will be held Friday, December 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. vigil service at the church. Burial will be held in the Neche Catholic Cemetery.
Samuel D. Jackson, Jr., 30 of Fort Totten, ND began his journey to the Spirit World on Monday, December 2, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.
Samuel D. Jackson “Sam” was born on March 8, 1989 in Devils Lake, ND to Samuel D. Jackson Sr. and Leona Counts. He was raised in Dunseith, ND and graduated there. After graduating, he moved with his family to Fort Totten, ND. He worked at Spirit Lake Casino for a time.
Sam had health issues which included cancer and while he was in remission he had to have dialysis because of kidney failure. Although a sick young man, Sam always looked on the bright side, never complained, always encouraged others to have faith and that life was good.
Sam was on a Dart League and he loved playing video games and was quite the Gamer and started some leagues there. He was also a Rapper and went by “Slamboz”. He was a dog lover and always had dogs around him. Sam especially enjoyed being with family and friends. He was a loving person, had a great sense of humor. He was a person everyone loved being around and he loved spending time with his nieces, taking them to eat and joking around with them. He always took time to talk to them, answer any questions they had and tease them.
Samuel is survived by his mother, Leona Counts; grandmother Diane Jackson; brothers Marshall Longie, Ryan Longie, Roger Baker Jr., David Jackson, Travis Jackson and Victor Rainbow; adopted brothers Devin Parisien and Monty Fassett; five nieces and I nephew.
Samuel was preceded in death by his father Samuel Jackson Sr., brother Joel Longie, grandparents Leon Jackson, Walter and Patricia Counts and several aunts, uncles, cousins and many loved ones.
Active Pallbearers: Marshall Longie, Ryan Longie, Roger Baker, William Rosenberg, Philip Alberts and Daniel Lesperance. Honorary Pallbearers will be Devin Parisien, Jack and Delia Hunt, Merry Rosenberg, Preston Yankton, Scott Yankton, Isaiah Aikin, Zack Aiken, Charlie Aiken, Kiley St. Clair, John Delorme, Brandon Henry, Dillion Longie, Joe Parisien, Sonny Jackson, Dana Jackson and Merle IronHawk, all his gaming friends, all his dart league friends, all cousins, family and friends. If we missed anyone we are sorry but Sam had so many friends it is hard to list all of them, you know who you are. God Bless You All.
Music will be provided by Alvin Counts and all Drum Groups and Singers are welcome to share their songs in memory of Sam.
The Wake for Sam will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at St. Michael’s Wellness Center beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday from City Plaza.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Wellness Center at 10:00 a.m. with Father Paul Schuster officiating. Sam will be laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Earl D. Thorson, 93, of Cavalier, ND, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Lutheran Sunset Home, Grafton, ND. Memorial service will be held Friday, December 6, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held for one hour before the time of the service.
Earl was born January 15, 1926, in Buxton, ND, to Anton and Carrie (Gjestrum) Thorson. He grew up and attended school in Climax, MN. Earl worked for various area farmers and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he worked for the Civil Service in San Francisco, CA. Earl returned to Climax where he worked for the Farmers Union Oil Coop. On April 15, 1950, Earl married Jean Vigness in Crookston, MN. In 1960, Earl and Jean moved to Cavalier where he managed Cenex for 36 years. After his retirement from Cenex, Earl worked for Swanson and Birchwood Motors.
Earl was a member of the American Legion for 72 years. Some of the things he enjoyed were game shows, wild life programs, and telling jokes.
Earl is survived by his wife, Jean; children: David (Barbara) Thorson, Eden Prairie, MN; and Diane (Mick) Tronson, Moorhead, MN; grandchildren: Jay (Linda) Aasmundstad, Ramsey, MN and their daughter, Skylar Aasmundstad; and brother, Oscar (Toni) Thorson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers and three sisters.
John Arthur 'Art' LaFleur
John Arthur “Art” LaFleur, 84, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Eventide Heartland Care Center.
Art was born Nov. 19, 1935, at St. John’s Hospital, Fargo, ND, the son of Arthur M. and Esther M. (Oleson) LaFleur. He grew up in Devils Lake after his family moved there when he was an infant. He attended St. Mary’s Academy graduating in 1953 and completed two years of college beyond that.
Art never married, instead he devoted his life to supporting and caring for his widowed mother, Esther, until her death.
Art was an active member of St. Joseph Church and was a member of the choir off and on through the years. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and was a member of the Devils Lake Elks Lodge.
He served in the U.S. Army, stationed overseas in Korea during peacetime, 1959 - 1961, serving an additional four years in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1965. The summer before going into the Army, he had worked for the ND State Highway Department as part of the survey crew and made that his life’s work after his discharge. He worked on numerous projects in his career including surveying and helping to build the bridges on Highway 57 and 19 as Devils Lake waters continued to rise in the late 1970s.
He had many interests and hobbies outside of his work, including photography, inspired by Devils Lake’s Jim Erickson. He also enjoyed collecting coins and stamps. Plus, he loved gardening, spending many hours on his flower beds in the back yard on 7th Ave NE. Art was bitten by the travel bug during his time in the service and for many years enjoyed vacations to places like Hawaii, South Padre Island, Tex. and other destinations with a friend or two.
Among those who survive of Art’s family are; Daryl (Karen) Oleson and family of Mission Viejo, Calif.; Louise Oleson of Devils Lake; Lynn (Mike) James and family of Tucson, Ariz.; Judy (Mark) MacDonald and family, of Devils Lake; Larry (Jacky) Fugle and family of Puyallup, Wash., and Andy (Jan) Fugle and family of Fargo.
Art is also survived by his loving family from St. Joseph Catholic Church,Father Wilhelm and all those who ministered to his physical, emotional and spiritual needs while a resident of Heartland Care.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur M. LaFleur on Jan. 7, 1954 and Esther M. (Oleson) LaFleur on May 26, 1990.
Mass of Christian Burial for Art will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass. Art will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery beside his parents. Military Honors will be accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team.
Gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, ND from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 5:30 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass.
Dorothy Ewert, 92, of Langdon, ND, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon.
Dorothy Ann Klein was born April 29, 1927, in Gordon Township, Cavalier County, to George and Anna (Fadenrecht) Klein. She attended Gordon School # 2 and graduated from Alsen High School. She continued her education at Mayville Teacher’s College and taught for several years in Gordon Township. She married Arthur Ewert in June of 1948. They farmed and raised their family in Moscow Township.
Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, bird watching, gardening, watching her flowers and plants grow, doing crossword puzzles, and sewing by making clothing and doing alterations. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her great love of playing the piano was spread to many at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church, where she was a member after moving into Langdon. She was also a member of Rosehill Mennonite Church when she lived on the farm.
Surviving Dorothy are her children: Carmen (Margaret) Ewert of Langdon and LaRae Ewert of Fargo, ND; daughter-in-law Blanche Ewert of Langdon; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Clinton Klein of Langdon; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arthur, son Glenn, siblings Arvelda (Elmer) Wiens and Clayton (Donalda) Klein, and sister-in-law Joyce Klein.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019, at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon, ND, with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. at the church.
On Sunday December 1, 2019 at Salem Home in Winkler, MB Katharina Boldt age 76 went to her eternal rest.
She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, John Q Boldt, two daughters, five sons and their families as well as two sisters, two brothers, four sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and their families. She was predeceased by her parents, Peter and Helena Wall.
Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday December 5, 2019 at the German Old Colony Mennonite Church in Hochfeld with interment at the Church Cemetery.
Donald Charbonneau, 93, of Langdon, ND, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living Center in Cape Coral, FL.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
It is with heavy hearts we announce that Elisabeth Harder, 80 passed away peacefully in her sleep at Salem Home on Saturday November 30, 2019.
Elisabeth Harder was born on October 15, 1939 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Elizabeth (nee Hiebert) and Cornelius B Rempel. Elisabeth grew up in Mexico where she attended school and spent time with family and friends. In March of 1957, Elisabeth and her family moved to Manitoba, Canada where she continued to spend time with her family. Then upon the confession of her faith, she was baptized in 1958. She met the love of her life, Abram Harder and on July 23, 1961 they were married in the Old Colony Mennonite Church in Chortitz, MB. Once married, they lived in various locations in Manitoba until they moved to Winkler in the early 80’s. Upon their love for each other, they had a big family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Abram on March 31, 1996, three grandsons, Mathew Hildebrand on June 5, 1991, Derek Harder on July 22, 1991 and Kyle Harder on November 9, 1996, as well as her parents, five brothers, one sister and a brother and sister in infancy. She is survived by six sons and six daughters and their families: Abe (Mary) Harder, Betty Dyck, Netty (Jake) Wiebe, Cornie (Marlene) Harder, Pete (Kathy) Harder, Sara Wiebe, Anne (Ernie) Hildebrand, Diedrich (Mary) Harder, Jake Harder, John (Helen) Harder, Eva Harder, Mary (Rick) Wiebe and 44 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, one sister and one brother.
Mom was a woman who loved God, her husband and children. She also loved to spend time singing, dancing, playing harmonica, family time, reading the Bible, playing games, going for walks, coffee with friends and praying for her family. Mom also loved spending time with all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mom is and was a beautiful and strong woman and very strong in her faith which she passed on to her children. Mom will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at the Winkler Reinland Mennonite Church with interment at the Chortitz Old Colony Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Willard Stenerson, 88, of Langdon, ND, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Willard was born July 24, 1931, in Edinburg, ND, to Gustav Stenerson and Alma (Odden) Stenerson Loughead. He grew up and attended school in the Park River area. Willard entered the US Army in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1954. He returned to the area and was a grain elevator manager in Dahlen and Langdon, ND. Willard married Barb Wendt in Langdon on July 15, 1972.
Willard was an avid fisherman and hunter and also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and curling, especially in his younger years. He was always tinkering around the house or reading a good Western. He was a member of United Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #98, and a charter member of Eagles Aerie #3454.
Surviving Willard are his wife, Barbara, of Langdon; son Alan (Sandra) Stenerson of Palmdale, CA; granddaughter Amber (Chris) Kovach; and siblings: Lois (Lloyd) Peterson, Joey (Sandra) Loughead, Jerry Loughead, and Joyce (Larry) Iverson. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Glorianna; daughter Karyn; son Mark; and siblings: infant brother Wilmer Stenerson, Allen Stenerson, Jimmy Loughead, Joann Denault, and Marilyn Sculthorp.
A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019, at United Lutheran Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church on Monday. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery, Langdon.
Virginia J. Wimpfheimer, 97, of Cavalier, ND passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery.
Virginia June Wimpfheimer was born June 30, 1922 in St Thomas, ND. She moved to the family farm near Cavalier before her first birthday and remained a resident of Cavalier the rest of her life. She completed high school with the class of 1942 and then worked at the Red Owl grocery. She was later employed by Dr. Waldren, before becoming a receptionist at the new Cavalier Clinic in the 1950s. There she scheduled and greeted patients for over three decades and eventually knew most Pembina County residents. She’s remembered for sharing cheer and concern with all who came to the clinic.
Virginia was devoted to her family and cared for her elderly parents and later several siblings. She loved animals and enjoyed socializing with her many farm cats. In earlier years she was an avid league bowler, and she maintained long friendships with neighbors and fellow members of her church.
Virginia was the youngest child of Carl and Katherine Wimpfheimer, who farmed in Pembina county beginning in the 1880s. She was predeceased by her siblings Sadie, Gladys, Edna, Irene, Frances, Ben, Harold, Charlie, Clarence, and Stanley. Virginia is survived by nieces: Janice, Sharon, Robin, and Colleen, and nephews: Duane, Bob, and Todd, as well as many great-nieces and nephews.