OBITUARIES C - F




Howard Chase

Hutchinson News
Hutchinson, Kansas
9 August 1990, Page 48

Major Howard L. Chase
MISSION ? Major Howard L. Chase, 50, died Aug. 1, 1990, at Camp Lake, Wis.
He was born March 24, 1940, in Minnesota, the son of Leslie Lee and Pearl Williamson Chase. He was the Divisional Finance Secretary of The Salvation Army, Kansas City, Mo., and formerly served as Commanding Officer of The Salvation Army in Hutchinson from 1979 to 1982.
He married Marlene Cluff. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Howard, of the home; two daughters, Evangeline Chase, Battle Creek, Mich., and Laurel Dorton, Independence, Mo., mother, Norfolk, Va., a brother, Norman, Manteno, Ill; and a sister, Alice Atkins, Norfolk, Va.
Graveside service was held Saturday, August 4, 1990, in Glen Oak Cemetery, Hillside, Ill. Memorial service was held Tuesday, August 7, 1990, at Westport Temple Corps, Kansas City, Mo. Hansen Funeral Home, Hillside, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army, 101 West Linwood, Kansas City, Mo., 64111.



William Cook

Fargo Forum
14 February 1962
Two agricultural students from North Dakota State University were killed when their car was struck by a train northwest of Fargo Tuesday (February 13, 1962) afternoon.
The victims were William Cook, 21 son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Cook of rural Fargo, and Raymond Zimmerman, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Zimmerman of Elgin, N.D.
Cook was killed at the scene, Zimmerman died en route to the hospital in the Fargo-Moorhead Ambulance.
He (Cook) was a graduate of Fargo Central High School and was active in 4-H work.
The funeral of William Cook will be at 2 Thursday in First Presbyterian Church of which the family are members. Rev. Dr. W. W. Strahl will officiate.
James Lanier will sing with Mrs. Harris R. Mark organist. Pallbearers will be George Lund, Roger Jacobsen, Michael Jarvis, Robert Thorson, Thomas Van Osdel, Jerome Larson and Dave Walker.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
William was born here Aug. 31, 1940. Besides his parents and his two grandparents, he leaves three brothers, James, a sophomore at NDSU, and twins Robert and Thomas, who are 17 today and are seniors in high school.

Contributed by classmate Andrea Hunter Halgrimson



Susan Coryell

Fargo Forum
3 July 1982

The funeral for Mrs. Jerry Gillund, 41, 1434 W. Gateway Circle, Fargo, will be at 11 Tuesday in Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She died Thursday (July 1, 1982). Susan Coryell was born July 19, 1940, at Fargo, where she grew up. She graduated from Fargo Central High School. She married Jerry C. Gillund Aug. 27, 1960, at Fargo. She had been employed by Foss and Associates for five years. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Rick, Plymouth, Mass.; Randal, Ron, Richard and Ryan, all at home; her mother, Mrs Margaret Coryell 1434 W. Gateway Circle, Fargo; a sister and a brother, Mrs. Ben (Sharon) Seibels, Baxter, Minn.; and James Coryell, Portland, Ore. (West, West Fargo)

Contributed by classmate Andrea Hunter Halgrimson



Duane Cossette

Great Falls Montana Tribune
29 April 2014

Great Falls —Duane J. Cossette, 73, of Great Falls, a retired boiler maker, passed away peaceful with his wife by his side at Peace Hospice on Friday, April 25, 2014. Exactly 9 years after his step son Michael.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 3 pm at O'Connor Memorial Chapel. O'Connor Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Duane was born June 1, 1940, in North Dakota. He met Jan in St Cloud, MN and she soon became the love of his life. They were united in marriage on December 20, 1990.

Duane worked for the smelter in Great Falls. He served in the Navy and was a member of the Great Falls Big Sky Parachute Club. His step-son Michael was very special to him. He also enjoyed any time he got with his grandson's Nate and William.

Duane is survived by his wife, Jeannette "Jan" Schwegel; daughter Teri Lynn (Bob) Hansberry; step-daughters Judy Klein, Julie (Bill) Hartman, and Loura (Mark) Corless; step-sons James (Sharon) Klein, Marvin Klein, Joseph Klein, and Bill Day; brothers Ron and Jim Cossette; brother-in-law Ronny Brown; sister-in-law Sandy Cossette; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Aldea Cossette; brother Terrence Cossette; sister Angel Brown; niece Amber Cossette; and step-son Michael Klein.



Robert Dahl

Fargo Forum
1 January 2000
Paid obituary, Robert S. Dahl, 59, Fargo, ND, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. He was a quadriplegic following a car accident in 1973.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen and Inez Dahl, and his wife Marilyn Bierman Dahl.
Robert S. Dahl was born April 15, 1940, to Stephen and Inez Dahl (Graving) in Fargo, ND. Bob became an eagle scout at age 17. He was a lifetime member of Olivet Lutheran Church. Bob and his wife were leaders in a young adult couples club. Bob was also a manager of Dahl's Super Value. He started at the age of 14 as a carry out boy. He worked at Dahl's for 19 years.
Bob had many friends and interests. He was very handy with tools and directed his four sons in many projects. He had a fully equipped workshop in his garage. He made wine, wrote poetry, and enjoyed their cottage on Big Floyd Lake. Bob enjoyed boating, water skiing, fishing and hunting.
Bob is survived by 5 children, daughter, Cathy Drummond (Jim); four sons, Mike Dahl, Steve Dahl, Jeff Dahl (Laurie) and Keith Dahl (Kari); one sister, Laverne Holmes of Minneapolis, MN; five grandchildren, Mike Drummond, age 8, Jake Drummond, age 6, Nicole Dahl, age 6, and Lance and Megan Dahl, age 2 years.
Visitation: Sunday, 4--7 p.m., Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo.
Funeral: Monday, 10 AM, Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo. Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

Contributed by classmate Andrea Hunter Halgrimson



Roger Jule Egge

The Fargo Forum
27 November 1964

N.D. Holiday Crashes Kill Fargoan, 3 Others
Four young men were killed in four separate automobile accidents on North Dakota highways late Wednesday and Thursday making it one of the bloodest Thanksgivings in years.
They are: Roger Egge, 25, of 1545 14th St. S., Fargo. Joseph Stanislowski Jr., 23, Minot, N.D. John Menard, 18, Rolette, N.D. Richard B. Eastman, 21, Springfield, Va.
Egge died from injuries early Thursday morning when he was thrown from a car that left the Horace Road about a mile south of Southwest Fargo.
His body was about 30 feet beyond the car, which came to rest on it's roof in a ditch after plowing into a service road embankment and then vaulting over the road. Egge was alone.
State highway patrolmen said it appeared that Egge was unable to keep the car on a curve on the blacktop highway. They said the car traveled several hundred feet partly in the ditch and partly in a plowed field before hitting the embankment of a road leading to two farms by the I-94 interchange.
The accident was reported about 12:30 a.m. to Southwest Fargo police by Ronald Tarvestad, 1109 16th St. N., Fargo.
Patrolmen said Tarvestad told them he and Egge left West Fargo in separate cars bound for Fargo. Tarvestad told officers that Egge passed him at the Southwest Fargo city limits and then disappeared from sight.
Tarvestad said he turned around at the Interstate interchange area and found Egge's car in the ditch.
.....the article continues by describing the other three accidents.....
The funeral for Roger Egge will be at 2 Monday in the Olivet Lutheran Church, Rev. Nelson Preus officiating.
Egge was born June 30, 1939 at Detroit Lakes, Minn., attended schools in Fargo and was graduated from Fargo High School in 1958.
He had been employed at the Hansvold Runsvold Funeral Home and was presently employed at General Parts and Supply Co., Fargo.
He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Egge, 1545 14th St. S., Fargo, three sisters, Mrs. Maynard (Sandra) Scheidegger, 1028 College St., Fargo, Doriene of Grafton, N.D. and Lois at home, and two brothers David and Duane, both at home. (Hanson Runsvold Funeral Home).



Marjorie Ellen Emerson
( Graduation Picture
Missing From 1958 Cynosure )


Minneapolis Star-Tribune
30 December 2005

Marjorie Ellen Inks

Inks, Marjorie Ellen age 65, of Coon Rapids, passed away at home on Dec. 28, 2005 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; sons, Frank Jr. and Michael. She will be deeply missed by her children, Tammy (Tim) Blodgett, Connie (Todd) Johnson, Butch (Erica) Inks, Desta Inks; grandchildren, Miranda, Kristin, Crystal, Michael, Emily, Gavin, Brittany, Kyle, Naomi; great grandson, Dominic; many relatives and friends. Celebration of Life 2 PM on Monday, January 2, 2006 with visitation 1 hour before service at: Cremation Society of Minnesota Brooklyn Park Chapel 7835 Brooklyn Boulevard 763-560-3100

Both Photos Contributed By Daughter Desta. >/P>


Dean Erickson

The Alumni Association Cynosure

DEAN C. ERICKSON died 6/26/04 in Fargo, ND. He was born July 2, 1939 in Fargo. ND. Dean grew up in Fargo and graduated from FCHS in 1958. He worked as a cattle buyer for Erickson Cattle Company and also farmed near West Fargo. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Benson, "61", a sister Audrey (Marvin) Gerhardson, "52", of Hawley, MN.
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Fargo Forum
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Dean C. Erickson
West Fargo

Dean C. Erickson, 64, West Fargo, died Saturday June 26, 2004, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Mr. Erickson was born July 2, 1939, in Fargo, where he grew up and graduated from Central High School. He worked as a cattle buyer for the Erickson Cattle Co. in the West Fargo Stockyards. He also farmed near West Fargo. On Sept. 8, 1962, he married Suzanne Benson in Fargo.
He is survived by his wife; and a sister Audrey (Marvin) Gerhardson, Hawley, Minn.
Vistation: Today from 5:30 to 7:30 in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, and Tuesday from 10 to 11 in Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in the dzurch.
Burial Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick



Donald Wayne Erickson
The Porterville Recorder
4 February 2014

It is with great sadness that we publish the news that Donald Wayne Erickson, age 74, of Lindsay, CA has passed away.
Don was born in Fargo, ND on April 20, 1940, and he died in Porterville, CA on January 26, 2014. Don was one of the most generous men that walked this earth. He was involved with, and worked tirelessly to raise money for the past fifteen years for Kiwanis, the Porterville Gleaners, The Boys and Girls Club, Happy Trails Riding Academy and the Optimist Club.
Don was a Cost Accountant by profession, and over the past many years, he was employed by The Adgap Group in Badger, CA; BTS in Oakland, CA and Reno, NV; and most recently by NDS in Lindsay, CA. He was retired for the past few years.
Don had a splendid sense of humor, and he entertained his many friends as a joyful raconteur over the years. He leaves behind his sister, Beverly McGee and his brother, Rodney Erickson of Minneapolis, MN, as well as beloved nieces and nephews. He also leaves many friends who will miss him greatly, including but not limited to Arline, Larry, Chris and Jeanine, Kathy, Dave, Gene and Francie. REST IN PEACE AND RISE IN GLORY!



Emily Erickson
Fargo InForum
17 January 2017

Emily Blevins, wife and loving companion to Ron Blevins, passed away peacefully at her home in Powell [Wyoming] on Sunday, January 15, 2017. She was 76.
Hand in hand, Emily and Ron lived the joy of shared adventure: writing love letters, singing at church, dancing in the living room, climbing mountains, fishing in Buffalo Bill Reservoir, crossing miles of desert to visit grandchildren, hanging out in their cabin at Dubois, rebuilding hurricane victims' homes in Galveston, and even celebrating a wedding anniversary by giving their combined families a cruise to Alaska.
Emily was born to Melvin and Novella Erickson on April 28, 1940, in Fargo, North Dakota. After graduating from Central High School in Fargo and working a summer in Yellowstone National Park, she moved to Billings, Montana, and married Divven Opheim, with whom she had five children: Michael, Dale, (deceased shortly after birth), David, Scott, and Nancy. Widowed at age 29, Emily moved the family closer to town to attend Eastern Montana College, earning a BS in Psychology while raising her young children. After graduation, she pursued a career providing counseling and social services to the under served women of Yellowstone County, Montana.
The well being and success of her family was Emily's number one priority. She cultivated a love of music in her children from their early years, and was ardent and proud supporter at countless rehearsals, concerts, recitals, and football halftimes. Emily was very social and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. Known for her optimism, she looked for the good in every situation. She loved reading, hats, and Christmas - especially nutcrackers, which she passionately collected.
Emily is survived by her husband, Ronald G. Blevins of Powell; brother, Wayne (Judy) Erickson of Big Canoe, Georgia; daughter, Nancy Kay of Houston, Texas; sons, Michael (Annette) Opheim of Pickett, Wisconsin, Scott (Hilary) Opheim of Houston, Texas, David (Rex Gillit) Opheim of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Allison Opheim and Jonathan Opheim of Pickett, Wisconsin. Surviving extended family members include, Becky (Sean) Burke of Powell, Scott (Penny) Blevins of Queen Creek, Arizona, Traci (Stuart) Hill of Orcutt, California, Tarri (Fred) Martin of La Mesa, California, Greg (Kim) Dyas of Paxton, Nebraska, Brian Dyas of Boise, Idaho, and a passel of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Divven D. Opheim; husband, Neal G. Anders; brother, Doug Erickson, and son, Dale Opheim.
Funeral services are planned for Friday, January 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Powell. Services will be preceded by a viewing on Thursday, January 19, 2017, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home.



Patricia Farley

Source: Bakke Funeral Home, Larimore
Mary "Pat" Eastland
February 13, 1940 - November 4, 2013

Mary "Pat" Eastland, age 73, of Larimore, ND, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Pat was born February 13, 1940 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Eugene and Marjorie (Andrews) Farley.
When she was an infant, her family moved to Fargo, where she was raised and educated, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1958. She then attended the Sisters of St. Joseph's Nursing School in Grand Forks, where she received her RN degree in 1961. She enjoyed her job as an RN taking care of the sick and the injured. She worked as an RN in hospitals in Grand Forks, Jamestown, Fargo, Great Falls, St. Paul, Ft. Worth and Fergus Falls, a career which lasted 42 years.
She was united in marriage to Don Eastland on June 1, 1963 in Fargo. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple moved to rural Larimore in June, 2005. After retiring she worked at the Larimore Drug and Gift for 3 years.
She was active in the Girl Scouts in St. Paul serving as an assistant scout leader. She was presently vice president of the Elm Grove Church Ladies Aid.
Surviving members of her family include her husband: Don; daughter: Susan (Chris) Swanson, Bayport, MN and son: Mark (Lisa) Eastland, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren: Hunter, Olivia, Brody and Joshua Swanson; Emilie and Mary Eastland; brother: Mike (Robbie) Farley, Apple Valley, MN and her special pet dog: Skeeter. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson: Parker Eastland and 2 brothers: Timothy and Terence.
FUNERAL SERVICES: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Elm Grove Lutheran Church, rural McCanna, ND.
INTERMENT: Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore, ND.
VISITATION: Friday, November 8 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service held in the Bakke Funeral Home of Larimore. Visitation will also be for one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Saturday.
SIGN GUEST BOOK

Source: Fargo High School Alumni Association Cynosure Newsletter, Volume 29, Number 1 2014:
Mary "Pat" Farley Eastland, 73, of Larimore, ND, passed away November 4, 2013, in Grand Forks, ND. Pat was born February 13, 1940, in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of Eugene and Marjorie (Andrews) Farley. The family moved to Fargo, ND, when Pat was an infant. She graduated from FCHS in 1958. In 1961, Pat received her RN degree from the Sisters of St. Joseph's Nursing School in Grand Forks, ND. Her nursing career lasted for 42 years. After her retirement, she worked at the Larimore Drug and Gift for 3 years. On June 1, 1963, she was united in marriage to Don Eastland. Pat is survived by her husband, Don; two children; six grandchildren and a brother. Mary Patricia Farley participated in: Intramural sports; Pep Club; Red Cross; "Medley of Moods," Production Staff; "Sweethearts", Production Staff; "Papa Is All", Production Staff.



Donald E. Fleming

Born: 6 January 1940, Minnesota
Married: Janice K. Gruhl, 7 January 1961, Hawley, Clay County, Minnesota
Died: 14 February 1987, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona



Larry French

Fargo Forum
26 October 2014

Larry L. French
Larry passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Essentia Health in Fargo surrounded by his loving family.
Larry was born on October 3, 1940, the son of William and Della (Hanson) French, in Breckenridge, MN. He attended grade school in Breckenridge prior to moving to Minneapolis with his family. The family moved to Fargo in 1952 and Larry finished his schooling graduating from Fargo Central High School. Larry was married to A.E. “Nellie” Lockhart in 1961. They later divorced.
Larry was a longtime employee of Cass Clay Creamery in Fargo working there for over 40 years. During his free time he loved spending time with his family, hunting and fishing, and many days at the lakes.
Larry is survived by his son, Michael (Glori) French of Pelican Rapids, MN; his daughter, Karla (Zach) Baker of Moorhead, MN; his three grandchildren – Ashlyn French, Michael Baker, and McKenzie Baker. Also surviving are his sister, Bonnie (Jim) Critelli of Fargo; his brother, Alan (Margaret) French of Eugene, OR; and his longtime special friend, Darlene Halverson of West Fargo, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents.