Vernice E. DeMars, 88, of Bathgate, ND passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. rosary and wake service at the church. Burial will be held in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery, Bathgate, ND.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rudy Schmidt, father, grandfather and great grandfather on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Boundary Trails Health Centre. He was predeceased by his wife, Mert, parents, Peter and Margaret (Schroeder) Schmidt, sister, Louise (Robert) Bray and brothers, Peter and Eddy. He will be missed by his daughter, Marlene (Martin) Evans, son, Dwayne (Caroline) Schmidt, grandchildren, Amanda-Jane Evans, Riley (Nichelle) Evans, Robert (Jordyne) Schmidt and Barron Schmidt, great grandchildren, Meadow, Birch, Fox, Titus and Winter Evans and Sidney Schmidt.
Dad enlisted with the Armed Forces at the age of 16. After his release from the army, he operated “Rudy’s Transfer”, doing pick-up and delivery services in the Elm Creek, Plum Coulee and Arnaud areas. He later went on to drive with Reimer Express in the 60’s. He built and operated the Marlindway Ranch in Falcon Lake from 1962–74. After selling, he continued to enjoy the summers at Falcon Lake with the family while staying at the seasonal trailer village. He then worked for Ross Realty and Block Brother Realty where he was often the top salesperson. Dad purchased and operated a family business, The Rennie Hotel, retiring in approximately 1990.
After his retirement, he and mom loved traveling, getting together with his brothers and cousins telling stories. Dad would always get everyone laughing and joking. Dad moved to Morden in 2012 to be nearer to Mom while she was in the hospital and spent the past six years living on his own. Dad’s passion was the Marlindway Ranch and horses. When teaching us to ride, Dad would always say “Toes Up, Heels Down” and those who ride, will understand. Dad will be missed by all. So Dad, “Toes Up, Heels Down”.
Cremation has taken place and as per Dad’s wishes, there will not be a service.
David S. Dinkel, 89, of Crystal, ND passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. Memorial service will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Friday at the funeral home for one hour before the time of services.
David Stanford Dinkel was born November 3, 1929 at Hoople, ND to Frank L. and Helga (Sveen) Dinkel. He moved to the Crystal area with his family where he attended school.
On December 6, 1968, David married Carol Ganyo at Grafton, ND. He farmed in the Crystal area until his retirement. David then went to work at Friendship in Grafton, where he worked for several years. Things he enjoyed were reading, gardening, and visiting with friends. He was active in the St. John Lutheran Church at Crystal.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Nathan Dinkel, Crystal, ND; brother, Donald (Mary) Dinkel, Grand Forks, ND; special family friend, Steven Turner; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers: Gordon, Ralph, Stanley, and Frank; sisters: Dolly Hunter and Joy Hartje; and two siblings in infancy.
Ronald V. Weinmann, 74, of Devils Lake, ND passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial for Ron will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Devils Lake with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm officiating. Burial will be in St. Cecilia’s Catholic Cemetery, Harvey, ND. 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-Air Force.
Visitation will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Devils Lake on Thursday, May 16, 2019 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. led by Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon. Visitation on Friday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass.
L. Gladys Symington was born October 15, 1924 near Pembina, ND to Otto and Mildred (Saiger) Winkler. She attended Neche Schools, graduating in1942, and Mayville State Teacher’s College. On May 28, 1943, she married Garnet Symington in Harlingen, Texas where he was first stationed during military service. After his discharge in 1945, they made their home on the family farm at Neche.
Gladys was devoted to family, friends, and faith. She always supported her husband and sons and was involved in their many activities: 4-H and scouting programs, PTA, church groups, sports and music. She saw the importance of community, leadership, and commitment, and was a member of many organizations. She held officer positions numerous times through the years: Church Council, Superintendent of Sunday Schools, United Methodist Women; American Legion Auxiliary and Republican Women; Order of Eastern Star (Worthy Matron).
With an interest in local history, Gladys co-edited Proudly We Speak, Vol. I, wrote and compiled histories of the Neche Farmer’s Union Oil Co., the Neche United Methodist Church, and the Saiger family. She spent many hours at her dining room table writing letters and keeping journals, which she read in her later years and wondered how she ever found the time and energy to do all the things she did!
She took pride in her home, loved the house that she and Garnet built in Neche, enjoyed entertaining, working in the yard, and tending her gardens. She moved to Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier following shoulder replacement surgery in 2016 and was well cared for by the wonderful staff.
She is survived by her sons and their families: Garnet (Kathleen) Macon, MO, Bud, Neche, Brad (Theresa) of Neche, and Don, Ft. Pierce, FL.; grandchildren: Chad (Afton) Symington, Nathan and Madison Symington, Todd Williams, Tamy (Corey) Brown; seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Joyce McGuiggan, Jim (Phyllis) Winkler, Louise Menke, and sister-in-law Shirley Homme.
Preceding her in death were her parents, loving husband Garnet, daughter-in-law, Vicki, brothers George and Bob, foster sister, Betty Ann Wagner, brothers-in-law, Mandy McGuiggan and Elmer Menke, sister-in-law, Pidge (Merl) Tesmer, niece Bobbie Menke and nephew Bob McGuiggan.
Gladys Symington, 94, formerly of Neche, ND, passed away May 14, 2019 at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND.
Funeral service will be held Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 19th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND.
Eva J. Schumacher, 66 of Devils Lake formerly of Rolla, ND passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 at her home in the loving care of her husband and Altru Hospice.
Eva Jenny McDougall was born on October 9, 1952 at Minot, ND the daughter of Douglas and Lois (Hart) McDougall. Her father was with the U.S. Border Patrol so lived various places in her early years but attended Rolla Public School and graduated from Rolla High School.
She attended Jamestown College for a year and was active in the music department. Eva then continued her education at the Josef’s School of Hair Design in Grand Forks, ND. She began her career at Mae’s Salon in Devils Lake and then for over 40 years she was employed at Adeline’s. She earned a faithful clientele who loved her and she loved them. She was always fun loving and had that contagious smile that brought joy to all.
Eva met her soul-mate Francis Schumacher in 1986 and married the love of her life in 1999. They continued to make their home in Devils Lake through the years.
Eva was an only child and cared for her mother until she died in February of 2018. In Eva’s younger years she enjoyed many happy times at Lake Killarney with her family and she was also a WSI Instructor at Lake Killarney and had achieved the highest certification possible as a WSI. She also drove Dragster’s and raced snowmobiles. Her love of cars continued after moving to Devils Lake and she and Fran participated in many Devils Run Parades and the many activities of that weekend.
Eva was an animal lover, especially cats and she loved people and spending happy, good times with friends at Thirsty’s.
Eva was a loving and devoted wife, daughter and dear friend to many.
Eva is survived by her husband Fran Schumacher, her best feline friend Buddy and her family of co-workers at Adeline’s.
She was preceded in death by her parents Douglas and Lois.
Funeral Services for Eva will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Lori Broschat officiating. Friends may call at the church two hours prior to the funeral service on Wednesday.
Honorary Bearers will be Jay Taber, Jay McKenna, Mickey McKenna, Richard Dearton, Mark Kraft and Justin Kraft.
Betty Ann Bloomquist, 91 of Devils Lake, ND passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck, ND.
Funeral Services for Betty will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Jim Paulson officiating. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Abe Wiebe was born November 22, 1935 and passed away on Sunday May 12, 2019 at the Boundary Trails Health Centre with his family by his side at the age of 83. Having not felt well for a few months, Abe was admitted to Boundary Trails Health Centre on Monday May 6th and deteriorated rapidly until his passing.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, children, Tina and Richard Friesen, Sarah and Frank Unrau, Abe and Norma Wiebe as well as eight grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary, two brothers, Peter and Jake and parents, Peter and Susanna Wiebe.
He was baptised upon the confession of his faith in June of 1956 and married Mary (Dyck) on June 24th, 1956. He was ordained as a Pastor in the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church on January 6th, 1974. He loved people and served in the church and community, being faithful to God’s calling. Some guiding scripture for his life is found in John 13: 34 - 35. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday May 17, 2019 at the Winkler Sommerfeld Mennonite Church with interment at the Reinfeld Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Abe’s memory to the Sommerfeld Church Benevolent Fund.
Richard “Rich” Dale Adahl, 76, of Churchs Ferry, ND passed away early Saturday morning, May 11, 2019 at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital.
A celebration of Life service for Richard will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the River of Life, Assembly of God Church, Devils Lake with Reverend Kevin Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Norway Lutheran Cemetery, rural Devils Lake with Military Honors accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team-Army.
Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will continue on Monday at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
Richard, the son of Clarence and Beatrice (Bryn) Adahl was born on November 9, 1942 in Devils Lake, ND. He was baptized at Chain Lake Lutheran Church, rural Churchs Ferry. He was raised on the family farm and attended the DeGroat and Dry Lake Country Schools grades 1 through 8. Many holidays were celebrated at grandparents Betsey and Albert Bryn farm, with all of the cousins.
Richard was a 4-H member. He played second base for the Churchs Ferry-Penn Babe Ruth baseball team when they were State Champions. Richard attended Devils Lake High School, was a member of Future Farmers of America and graduated in 1960. He graduated from Lake Region State College and attended North Dakota State University.
Richard enlisted in the North Dakota Army National Guard and completed basic training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri.
Richard enjoyed working with cattle. With his cousins and friends he attended National Livestock Association Conventions in Denver and learned to ski in the Colorado Mountains. He studied cattle blood lines and genetics with his son Bennet to develop his herd of registered Black Angus cattle. He looked forward to sales day at the Lake Region Livestock, Devils Lake.
Richard married Sonja Nesheim on June 23, 1979, at Red Willow Bible Camp Chapel, Binford, ND. Together with their children, they rode horseback in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, ND; visited the Calgary Stampede and Calgary Zoo, the Winnipeg Zoo, Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.
Richard became a born-again Christian on January 21, 1997. In the fall of 1998, he was baptized in the Holy Spirit. This led him to write “The Manifest”, a study manual of the Bible, of what profoundly affected him the most.
Richard started driving tractor at 6 years of age and in 1979 bought the family farms from his parents, aunts, and uncles. He and his family treasure being at the farm which he called “Rainbow Ranch” and are grateful for his devoted care of the land and the legacy of caring for God’s creation.
Richard is survived by his loving family, his wife of thirty-nine years, Sonja; son, Bennet (Casaundra) Adahl of Minot and their children Abriana, Isabella, Adalyn, FinnLee and Eliza; daughters Joni and Jennifer of Churchs Ferry, ND; brother Arthur Adahl, Renton, WA and his children Michael and Deborah; brother Robert (Arlene) Adahl, Devils Lake, and their children Kyle (Valerie) Adahl, Lisa (Craig) Branby and their children Landen and Olivia; sister Carol (Duane) Rieger and their son Bill (Nicole) Rieger and his son Christian (Rebecca) Rieger and their daughter Taylor; sister-in-law Tessa Nesheim, brothers-in-law Ed C. (Jill) Nesheim and Eric Nesheim and nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Beatrice (Bryn) Adahl; sister-in-law Angie Adahl and niece Sandra Adahl.
Richard’s quote, “Blood of Jesus over you.”
Kristin Heida Winona Johnson was born September 7, 1931 in Winnipegosis, MB. “Nona” was the 3rd of 13 children born to Malmfridur (Freda) and Peter Johnson. She grew up in Winnipegosis attending school there and then worked at the local drug store. Nona married John Lulashnyk on February 8, 1950. They lived and worked in many Manitoba and Saskatchewan towns and villages as John’s work as a CN station agent took them to increasingly busy sites. They had two sons, Russel (Donna nee Seversen) and Leslie (Sandy nee Holts). There are four grandsons, Joel (Marla), Ben (Natalie), Robert (Taylor) and Kelly (Taylor), six great grandsons, Rogan, Kief, Parker, Nolan, Levi, Landon and one great granddaughter, Noelle. She loved all of them very much as evidenced by her big smiles and hugs whenever they visited.
Nona was very active in her life playing ball and curling. She spent hours crocheting, knitting, gardening, working with ceramics, reading books, playing cards, doing puzzles and of course taking in a bingo game whenever she could find one. Nona was an active member of the United and Presbyterian churches and the community choir in Winnipegosis when she and John retired there in 1989. John and Nona made many holiday trips around Canada and to Texas where Les and his family live. Even after John passed away Nona continued to travel to Texas once or twice a year. In August of 2018, Nona moved to an assisted living complex in Morden MB to be closer to her family who live in Morden and Winnipeg. Unfortunately, Nona had cancer when she arrived and although she fought hard to beat it and received excellent care from her family Doctor Kevin Earl, her grandson Dr. Ben Lulashnyk and the team at BTHC CancerCare, the cancer was too aggressive and she passed away May 11, 2019.
Nona was predeceased by her parents and six of her siblings: Mona, Thora, Rosalee, Sandra, Danny and Brian, four sisters-in-law, (Marg, Leona and Shirley Johnson and Jennie Lulashnyk) and five brothers-in-law, (Ken Porter, Marvin Sass, Paul Laidlaw, Frank Seller and Doug Rognvaldson). Those who remain to share her memory are the immediate family, brothers, Peter (Evelyn), Fred, Bev (Vicky), Ernie, Robin (Betty) and sister, Siunn (Ron) Anderson, four sisters-in-law, Karen Johnson, Wanda Johnson, Anne Rognvaldson and Olga Seller and one brother-in-law, Gary Shapiro. There are many nieces, nephews, cousins along with friends who will miss Aunty Nona.