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Ida Berntson

May 31, 1921 to November 21, 2014

Ida Berntson, 93, Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Minot, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at Woodside Village in Grand Forks.

Her funeral service was held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot.

Burial took place at Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Ida Anderson was born on May 31, 1921, a daughter of Peter M. and Gladys (Stedman) Anderson in Berg, ND. She was raised on the family farm in McKenzie County, ND. She attended grade school at Berg, ND and graduated from Sanish High School.

On September 21, 1940, Ida was united in marriage to Wallace B. Berntson in Sidney, MT. They made their home in Sanish, until May of 1941, when they moved to Kenmare, ND, where they were members of Nazareth Lutheran Church. In May of 1959, Wallace and Ida purchased the Ford dealership in Mohall, ND, where Ida was the office manager and received numerous awards from Ford Motor Company for accountancy. They sold the business in 1979, and retired to many years of fishing in the summer months and spending their winters in Apache Junction, AZ.

They remained in Mohall until 1992, when they moved to Minot for their summer home. They continued to travel to Arizona until 2004 when Wallace passed away. In 2011, Ida moved to Grand Forks to be closer to family. Ida was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall, ND, ELCA Women, Homemakers Club, Mohall Women’s Club, Country Club, and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She attended the Bread of Life Lutheran Church in Minot.

Survivors include her son, Wayne (Pat) Berntson, Grand Forks, ND; daughter, Karen (Daniel) Laakso, Outing, MN; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wallace; twin sons, Donald and Dale; brothers, Leonard Anderson and Wallace Anderson; and sisters, Marion Anderson, Verna Nordeng, Maxine Johnson, Unice Nelson, and Ivy Heggen.

Frances Sagsveen

January 1, 1924 to November 29, 2014

The world lost a wonderful beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother when Frances Sagsveen passed away surrounded by her children on November 29, 2014.

Her funeral service was held at the House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Bismarck on Tuesday, December 2, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. David Swonger officiating. Burial was at the ND Veterans Cemetery.

Frances Maude Quick was born January 1, 1924, in Davy, WV, into poor surroundings as a coal miner’s daughter. Her father, Wilbur Quick, died in a coal mining accident when she was five years old and she lived with her mother, Mattie Crigger Quick, and a step-father until she was taken into foster care. At age 13, she was sent alone on a train to North Dakota to live with an aunt who she barely knew. When her aunt and uncle moved to Oregon, she went with them and graduated from high school there. After graduation, she returned to North Dakota to work for Aksel and Thora Sagsveen, who would later become her father-in-law and mother-in-law.

She married Arnold Sagsveen on April 5, 1942, and not long after they were blessed with the first of six children. Arnold soon was off to war where he was a pilot on the Pacific front, and Frances did her part for the war effort by selling war bonds. After the war ended, Frances and Arnold began farming near Lansford, ND, and soon children started appearing until the last of six was born in 1954. Frances and Arnold farmed in the Lansford area and in southern Canada as well as owning and operating a John Deere implement in Lansford.

Frances was very active at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansford and she was also the first woman elected to the Lansford School Board where she served as president for many years.

She had several hobbies, but her favorite was raising flowers. She won countless awards and was the grand prize winner at the Minot State Fair as well as winning the Minot Flower Show and the Maxbass Flower Show for many years. She was an avid Bridge player, seamstress, quilter, and bowler, but mostly she was just a great mother who put her children and family ahead of anything else.

In 1980, Frances and Arnold moved to Bismarck, when Arnold and John Sagsveen built and operated Capitol Lanes. Frances worked at Capitol Lanes, but along the way she made many friends and spent happy days working with the quilters at the House of Prayer.

Frances developed macular degeneration and in later years had to give up Bridge and quilting, but she never gave up being a happy, friendly person. She will be missed by friends and family.

Survivors are her children: John (Lou Hurly) Sagsveen, Murray (Kristi Kerns) Sagsveen, Nancy (Jim) Nelson, Deborah Rottschafer, and Marcia (Paul) Richey; fifteen grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and her sister, Julia (Doodle) Peterson of Minot.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold; son, Scott; and son-in-law, Richard Rottschafer.

January Deaths
Shelby Hutton, 66, Belfield, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson, ND.

Carol Jean Resch, 65, Mohall, died Monday, January 20, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

Dennis Emmel, 77, Sherwood, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in a Minneapolis, MN hospital.

Evalena Unruh Schmidt, 91, Mohall and formerly of Montezuma, KS, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

Kathryn Ann Erickson, 73, Mohall, formerly of Minot, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

June Gronberg, 91, Minot, formerly of Carpio, died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Bernice Keller, 86, Minot, ND, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Brentmoor Assisted Living in Minot.

James Edwin Mathiason, 74, Mohall, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at his home.

February Deaths
Eldon J. Strand, 70, Minot, died Saturday, February 1, 2014 in a Minot hospital.

Erma Lenore Fahlgren, 86, Minot, ND, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Trinity Medical Center, Minot, ND.

Karen Foreid, 70, Minot, ND, died Friday, February 7, 2014 in her home.

Duane Carroll Aga, 88, Minot, died on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Minot.

Linda J. Morlang, 73, passed away at her home in Yorba Linda, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014.

Josephine "Josie" Chapin, 79, Minot, Formerly of Lansford, died on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in a Rugby hospital.

Charles Allen Carbert, 92, Federal Way, WA, and formerly of Mohall, ND, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at a retirement home in Federal Way, WA.

Arnold Harry Erber, 89, rural Glenburn, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in his home.

March Deaths
Geraldine “Jeri” Himle, 81, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County, in Douglas, Wyoming.

Joyce Moran, 82, Minot, died Monday, March 10, 2014 in a Minot nursing home.

Duane L. Roen, 89, Hudson, Wisconsin, formerly of Lansford and Minot, passed away on March 19, 2014 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, Wisconsin.

April Deaths
Myrtle Miller, 76, rural Lansford, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Merrill "Bud" Olson, 85, Ada, MN, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada.

Kenneth Jerome Strand, 63, Mohall, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at a Kenmare hospital.

Kevin Martin Thom, 59, Dickinson, formerly of Mohall, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at a Bismarck hospital.

Frank William Carlson, 83, Bismarck, passed away April 16, 2014 at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center.

William “Brad” Carnduff, 29, Sidney, MT, died Monday evening, April 21, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Burton (Burt) Clyde Witham, 94, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2014 at Mariposa Gardens in Osoyoos, BC.

Leo Joseph Mayer, 77, passed away April 28, 2014 at his home in Gridley, CA.

May Deaths
Rev. Richard R. Bahe, 85, Alexandria, MN, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Marjorie Thelma Eldred, 86, Mohall, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Marvin Stanley Satterlund, 91, rural Carpio, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Linda Jill Legault, age 70, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 after a long, courageous battle against multiple cancers.

Dennis Helming passed away at 5:25 a.m. on May 24, 2014.

Myron R. Heath, 71, formerly of Lansford, died May 28, 2014 in the Flagstone Senior Living Facility in The Dalles, Oregon.

June Deaths
Darlene Helgeson, 74, Minot, ND, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.

Hedvig Overton, 93, Kenmare, ND, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in a Kenmare Hospital.

Wayne Clifford Hill, 82, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 8th, 2014.

Gerald C. Vendsel, 92, formerly of Grano, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

Marvin Helmers, 88, Carpio, ND, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 in a Minot hospital.

Bertha Borghild Fitzgerald, 96, Mohall, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, peacefully in her sleep at a Mohall nursing home.

July Deaths
Marilyn Elizabeth Witteman, 73, Mohall, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Viola May Halvorson, 96, Mohall, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

Lauren L. McLain, 87, Lansford, ND, died Tuesday, July 9, 2014, at his home.

George Edward Solar, 90, Minot, formerly of Mohall, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Harry “Bud” Fuller, 93, Minot, formerly of Sherwood, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Trinity Hospital, in Minot.

Carol Ann Evanger, 74, Bismarck, formerly of Mohall, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in a Bismarck hospital.

Edith Maye Clark, 80, Maxbass, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home.

Lois Johnson Spielvogel, 93, Mohall, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

August Deaths
Irene Schmalz, formerly of Killdeer, North Dakota, passed away August 5, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Center of Garrison after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Ethel Elsberry, 80, of Williston, ND, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Williston with her family by her side.

Calman Eben “Jake” Allen, 69, Prescott, WA, formally of Tuttle, ND, lost his courageous 2½-year battle with lung cancer on August 11, 2014, with his wife and daughter by his side.

Robert “Bob” Harry Hurdelbrink, 90, Minot, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at his residence.

Vincent Feist, Jr., 72, Minot, formerly of Sherwood, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Betty Jo (Lemmon) Eldridge of Fort Benton, MT went home to be with Jesus on August 19, 2014.

September Deaths
Arnold Neil Sakshaug, 86, Bismarck, passed away on September 5, 2014, at St. Gabriel’s Community.

Doris Engstrom, age 88, of Westhope, North Dakota passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 at a Bottineau hospital.

Leon “Cub” Hembree passed away at a Minot hospital on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Earl Stanley Engh, Sr., 85, Sherwood, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 22, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Glenn Gates, 66, Mohall, passed away on Saturday,
September 27, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Delores Jean Triplett, longtime Lansford educator and musician, died on September 28, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in Mohall, ND.

October Deaths
Dennis Paul Newgard, 76, Mohall, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at his home.

Kathleen (Kaye) Ione Carlson, 86, Bismarck, passed away October 13, 2014 at Missouri Slope Care Center.

Diane Jean Coates, 67, West Monroe, Louisiana, passed away October 17, 2014, in Hallsville, TX.

Randall Paul “Randy” Johnson, 64, Mohall, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Robert Joseph Savelkoul, age 72, a Lansford area farmer, lost his battle with cancer on October 19, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona.

Carole Derr Asheim, 89, Mohall, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

June Ruth Schmitz, 88, Minot, died Friday, October 24, 2014 in a Minot Adult Foster Care Center.

November Deaths
Ronald L. Schumacher, known as Opa by his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren and “Hoot” to a select few, passed away unexpectedly on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

Ronald David Bruder, 65, rural Mohall, died Friday, November 7, 2014 in his home.

Vivian S. Becker, 102, Mohall, died Sunday, November 23, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

December Deaths

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