Obituaries

Karen Smette

UPHAM - Karen Faye Smette, 73, of Minot, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, due to her coura- geous fight with cancer, at Trinity Hospital, sur- rounded by those closest to her. Karen was born to El- mer and Verna (Ahner) Wahl on Oct. 31, 1943, in Rugby. She spent her ...

Kathleen Beckedahl

MOHALL - Kathleen L. Beckedahl, 83, Sisseton, S.D., formerly of Mohall, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Kathleen was born in Mohall on April 6, 1934, to Thomas and Lillian (Forschen) Arneson. She attended ...

Wendelin Hager

Wendelin Hager, 86, of Harvey died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the St. Aloisius Nursing Home of Harvey. Funeral services: will be held at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church of Har- vey on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Visitation: will be held at the St. ...

Rosemarie Krenz

TOLLEY – Rosemarie Janice Krenz, 84, Mohall, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at a Mohall nursing home. She was born April 9, 1933, in Kenmare, to Har- ry and Arlene (Duerre) Johnson. She was raised on the family farm near Norma and graduated from Kenmare High ...

Paul Staskywicz

Paul Staskywicz, 39,Burlington, formerly of Des Moines, IA, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 unexpectedly near Burlington, ND while riding his ATV. Paul was born on Janu- ary 22, 1978, the son of John R. and Diana (Ode- gard) Staskywicz in Minot, ND. He was ...

Michael Hemphill

Michael Hemphill, 63, Sawyer, ND, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017, in a Minot hospital surrounded by his loving family. Liturgy of the Word Service: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Therese, Church of the Little Flower, Minot, ND. Visitation: ...

Area Deaths

Robert Smith, 79, Bismarck, died Thursday in a Bismarck hospital. (Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck) Beverly Collins, 79, Minot, died Thursday in a Garrison care center. (Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot) Herman Shinn, 74, Minot, died Friday in a Minot hospital. (Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot)

Kenneth Berg

Kenneth Berg, age 93, resident of Lignite, ND, died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Wellington Senior Living in Minot, ND. Kenneth Morten Berg was born November 19, 1923 to Martin and Kirsti (Enget) Berg, at their home in Battleview, ND. He was baptized by ...

Betty C. Bloom

Betty C. Bloom, 86, resident of Stanley, ND died on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Mountrail Bethel Home in Stanley. Betty Carol Abraham- son was born September 29, 1931 in rural Tagus, ND to Bert and Wilma (Vesey) Abrahamson. She was raised and graduated from ...

Area Deaths

Paul Staskywicz, 39, Burlington, formerly of Des Moines, Iowa, died Wednesday in Burlington. (Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot)

Edward J. “John” Suckut

Edward J. “John” Suckut, 96, of Bowdon, ND, died Monday, Oc- tober 16, 2017, at Villa Maria Nursing Home, Far- go, ND, as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage from two falls several months before his death. Edward John Suckut was born in rural Bowdon, ND, on ...

Area Deaths

Kenneth Berg, 93, Lignite, died Wednesday in a Minot assisted living facility. (Springan-Stevenson Funeral Home, Stanley) Wendelin Hager, 86, Harvey, died Wednesday in a Harvey nursing home. (Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey) Karen Smette, 73, Minot, died Wednesday in a Minot hospital. (Brose ...

Kenny Livedalen

Dec. 28, 1947-Oct. 13, 2017 Ranchers spend their entire lives searching for a place where the grass is stirrup deep, the water is cool and clear, the cows are happy and fat, and the winters are easy. On Oc- tober 13, 2017, 69-year-old Kenneth Al- bert Livedalen was ...

Gerald Rief

Gerald Rief, 83, Garris- on, died on Sunday, Oc- tober 15, 2017 at Trinity Hospital in Minot. Memorial services will be held on Monday, October 30 at 10:00 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garrison. Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison

Vivian Forsman

Sept. 2, 1925-Oct. 15, 2017 Vivian Sylvia Forsman, 92, of Detroit Lakes, MN, formerly of Roseglen and Garrison, ND, passed away peacefully into eter- nal life Sunday morning, October 15, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Fun- eral services will be ...

Ronald Schan

Feb. 20, 1950-Oct. 13, 2017 Ronald Joseph Schan, 67, Bismarck, ND, and formerly of Minot, ND, passed away Friday, Oc- tober 13, 2017, in a Bismarck hospital. Ronald was born on February 20, 1950, a son of Joe and Helen (Bur- khardsmeier) Schan in Minot, ND. He was ...

Joyce L. Neether

March 18, 1942-Oct.13, 2017 Joyce L. Neether, 75, resident of Stanley, ND died Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Mountrail County Medical Center in Stanley, ND. Joyce Luella Barnett was born March 18, 1942 in Minot, ND to Mildred & Moses Barnett. She was raised ...

Kyle Rude

Kyle Rude, age 57 of Bottineau, died Monday at his home. His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:30 am at the Lakeside Chapel at Lake Metigoshe. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bot- tineau. Burial will be at ...

Area Deaths 10-18-2017

Kathleen Beckedahl, 83, formerly of Mohall, died Tuesday at a Sioux Falls, S.D., hospital. (Brose Funeral Home, Mohall) Stephen Owen III, 75, Minot, died Tuesday at a Minot hospital. (Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot) Evelyn Hollarn, 106, Minot, formerly of Lansford, died Tuesday in her ...

Ronald Gieser

Aug. 6, 1939-Oct. 11, 2017 Ronald Gieser, 78, Garrison, died on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at his home. Memorial services: will be held on Saturday, Oc- tober 21, at 10:30 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garrison. Ron was born August 6, 1939 in Minot, ND to ...