Edith Clark

May 13, 1934 July 17, 2014

MAXBASS Edith Maye Clark, 80, Maxbass, died Thursday, July 18, 2014, at her home.

Edith was born May 13, 1934, on the family farm near Sherwood, to Clayton and Mary (Sarvis) Lindemood. She was raised on the farm, attended North Prosperity School and graduated from Sherwood High School in 1952. She attended Minot State Teachers College for one year.

She married Harold Brekhus in 1954. She taught at a country school in New Rockford Township near Norma while he was in the service. They moved to Kenmare and began a family of eight children. They later divorced.

Edith and Herbert Clark were married June 8, 1974, at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Kenmare. They lived on his family farm southeast of Maxbass where they farmed, and together, raised their children, cattle, sheep, and a bountiful garden. Herb died Nov. 2, 2013.

Edith was a member of English Lutheran Church, Maxbass, WELCA, church council, Eckman Riverside Cemetery Association, 4-H leadership, election board, Maxbass Garden Club as well as driving school bus for 26 years. In her later years joined an oil painting class which produced many family portraits and stills for her family to now enjoy.

Family: children, Amy (Dan) Eklund, Columbus, Charlotte (Hugh) Gwynn, Havre, Mont., Wayne (Jackie) Brekhus, Plain City, Ohio, Annette (Brett) Borst, Havre, Mont., Karen (Steve) Mulonet, Havre, Mont., Connie (David) George, Hingham, Mont., Jowell (Aly) Brekhus, Havre, Mont., James (Amber) Brekhus, Wilmington, N.C.; stepchildren, Julie (Vern) Erck, Burlington, Cindy Strandberg, Minot, Brenda (Allen) Kunka, Gold Canyon, Ariz., Randy (Jackie) Clark, Maxbass, Troy (Lynn) Clark, Minot, Rhonda Clark, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Vicki (William) Finke, Chugiak, Alaska; 41 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Lindemood, Duluth, Minn.; sisters, Lucille Feist, Minot, Lorna Lindemood, Minot; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Clark; stepson, Brent Clark; three grandchildren; brother, Tom Lindemood; sisters-in-law, Deana Lindemood and Jan Lindemood.

Funeral: Monday, July 21, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at English Lutheran Church, Maxbass.

Burial: Eckman Riverside Cemetery, rural Maxbass.

Visitation: Friends may sign the guestbook one hour prior to the service at the church.

(Brose Funeral Home, Mohall)



Nov. 7, 1916-July 17, 2014

Funeral services for Arnette Haagenson will be Monday, July 21, at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Fortuna with Pastor Zechariah Shipman officiating. Interment will be in Fortuna Cemetery.

Arnette, a lifelong resident of the Fortuna community, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood, Mont., surrounded by her family. She was 97.

Arnette, the daughter of Emil and Anna (Larson) Fredine, was born Nov. 7, 1916, in Maynard, Minn. The family moved to Crosby in 1919 and relocated to Fortuna in 1929. Arnette graduated from Crosby High School. She was married to Silas Haagenson in Plentywood on July 18, 1942. They farmed in the Fortuna community until retirement in 1993. After Silas’ death on July 29, 1995, Arnette continued to live on the farm and maintained an independent lifestyle, keeping up with family, community and church events. She took pride in serving as the librarian at the Fortuna school, being the mayor of Fortuna for a time and singing in the Northwest Choir.

She was very active at the Fortuna Senior Citizen’s center from its outset. A warm, bubbly person, Arnette loved many things: being surrounded by family, people, cats and horses, reading, gardening, doing crossword puzzles and playing Shanghai rummy. She always maintained her appearance, and was proud to be a mother of six, grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of 27. She was considered a friend of anyone she met and was loved by all.

With failing eyesight, she moved to LaCasa assisted living center in Plentywood on Jan. 29, 2013. She resided there until she was admitted to the hospital last Saturday, July 12.

Arnette is survived by: six children: Gary and his wife Elva, of Pahrump, Nev., Karen Meyer and her husband Vance, of Westby, Mont., Warren and his wife Carolyn, of West Fargo, Randy Haagenson, of Fortuna, Lorelei Siwerkia and her husband Ken, of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Lyndon Haagenson, of Fortuna; and by 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Lorraine Himmler, of Prospect, Ky., and Wanda Legaard, of Fortuna.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements. Read and print the obituary, post remembrances, and send cards and flowers online at (

Isabella Lemere

July 14, 2014 – July 14, 2014

Isabella Jane Lemere, daughter of Daniel and Caroline (Yarham) Lemere, of Minot, was born and passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, in a Minot hospital.

Isabella is survived by: Loving parents, Daniel and Caroline Lemere, Minot; siblings, Cassandra, Aundraya, Bonnita, Ekira, Felicia, and Ganessa Lemere, all at home; paternal grandparents, Mary and Floyd Lemere, Minot; maternal grandmother, Sheila Yarham, Longmont, Colo.; aunts and uncles, Floyd (Charity) Lemere III and family, Mike (Brenda) Lemere and family, Howard Lemere and family, Athena Yarham and family, Barbara Yarham and family.

Isabella was preceded in death by her brother Dante Virgil Lemere; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Smith; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Yarham; and maternal grandfather, William Yarham.

Private family services will take place.

Lester Coker Jr.

March 23, 1958-July 16, 2014

Lester Coker Jr., 56, Minot, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in a Bismarck hospital.

He was born March 23, 1958, to Lester and Barbara Coker, in Stanley. He was once married to Kathy Witmor,

Survivors: mother, Minot; brothers, Dean, Minot, and Greg, West Melbourne, Fla.; sister, Cathy Snow, Palm Bay, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

(Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot)