OBITUARIES G - H




Norman Gregornik

Unknown Source - 1994

Gregornik
Norman, age 54, of Brooklyn Center, died (Note: b. 28 Dec 1939, d. 30 Nov 1994) after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Preceded in death by father, John H. Gregornik. He will be deeply missed by loving wife of 32 years, Darlene; sons, David of Memphis, Daniel & wife Jean of Mpls; grandson, Johnathan; mother, Cecelia of Aitkin; brother, Kenneth & wife Karen of Brooklyn Center; sister, Linda & husband Scott Melchisedech of Ham Lake; mother & father-in-law, Harvey & Estelle Anderson of Brooklyn Park; sister-in-law, Barbara Anderson of Brooklyn Park; other relatives and friends. Funeral service Friday, 11 am at Grace Lutheran Church, 6810 Winnetka Ave N, Brooklyn Park, with private interment. Visitation from 6-8 pm Thurs at the funeral home, and also one hour before service at church. Public prayer service Thurs beginning at 7 pm. Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, Hellen-VanZant, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, 560-4694.

Contributed by Darlene Gregornik



Paul Grothe

The Ark Newspaper - September 2010
Tiburon, California

Paul Grothe

Paul Justin Grothe, a longtime Tiburon resident, died September 27, 2010, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71.

His wife Zohre said he had been battling depression since receiving a diagnosis of post-polio syndrome and the onset of symptoms. She told the police that he also had been experiencing business problems.

Mr. Grothe was the co-owner with his wife, an agent, of Marin Land Company, a real estate brokerage firm. He was a member of the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and had served as president of the Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere. He was a Shriner and was active in its program to help disabled children. He loved to golf and was a member of the Richardson Bay Yacht Club, which is based in Mill Valley but doesn?t have its own harbor facilities.

A native of Fargo, North Dakota, Mr. Grothe was a graduate of North Dakota State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He began his career in North Dakota, but came to Northern California in 1982. He fell in love with the area and his future wife.

Mr. Grothe is survived by his wife of 24 years, Zohre; his brother, Robert Grothe of Fargo; two children of his own, Traci and Mark Grothe, both of Fargo; and two stepchildren, Max Naraghi of Half Moon Bay and Fred Naraghi, M.D. of San Francisco; and four grandchildren.

Services were private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the PolioPlus Program of the Rotary Club of Tiburon-Belvedere Foundation, P.O. Box 220, Tiburon, CA 94920.



Sherman Hannestad

Fargo Forum
2 December 1989

The funeral for Sherman O. Hannestad, 49, 1011 14th St. S., Fargo, will be at 10am Tuesday in Pontoppidan Lutheran Church, Fargo, with burial at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 today at Hanson Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, and one hour before services in the church. He died Saturday, August 1989.
Mr. Hannestad was born Aug. 10, 1940 in Fargo where he grew up and attended school. He worked for Powers Construction in Fargo. He served in the US Army from 1963-1965. He worked as a masonry worker. He was active in area sprint car racing. He was engaged to be married to Carol Hencz of Fargo.
He is survived by a son, Chad Siebels, Groten, Conn.; two daughters, Carissa Nichols, Fargo, and Caron Siebels, Moorhead; his mother Selma Rogers, Fargo; three brothers, James, Richard, and Jerome, all Fargo; two sisters, Jean Emerson and Carol Smith, both Fargo, and two grandchildren.

Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick



Elaine Hanson

The Alumni Association Cynosure

ELAINE HELEN HANSON PETERSON died 8-12-06 in Detroit Lakes, MN. Elaine Hanson was born October 9, 1940, in Fargo. In 1958 she graduated from FCHS. She worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. On April 6,1960, she married Roland Peterson in Germany. The couple returned to Fargo in 1961, and Elaine resumed working for the telephone company. She was a Service Dispatcher for 37 years until retiring in 1955. In 1997, they moved to Detroit Lakes. They spent winters in Apache Junction, AZ. She is survived by her husband, Roland Artz; three sons, two daughters; two brothers, Donald(Marilyn),'53, Fargo,ND, Wayne(Ellen),'62, Omaha, NE and five grandchildren. While attending FCHS Elaine participated in: Co-op; Girls Glee Club; Sophomore Chorus; Intramural Sports; Pep Club, Red Cross; G.A.C. "Medley of Moods." Production staff, "Sweethearts", Production staff, "The Desert Song." Production staff.
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Elaine H. Peterson - Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Elaine Helen Peterson, 65, Detroit Lakes, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, in St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes.
Elaine Hanson was born Oct. 9, 1940, in Fargo, where she grew up. In 1958, she graduated from Central High School, Fargo. She worked for Northwest Bell Telephone Co. On April 6, 1960, she married Roland Peterson in Germany. In 1961, they returned to Fargo. She resumed working for the telephone company. She was a service dispatcher for 37 years until retiring in 1995. In 1997, they moved to Detroit Lakes. They spent winters in Apache Junction, Ariz.
She is survived by her husband; three sons, Randall (Barb ara), Carrington, N.D., Steven (Barbara), Big Lake, Minn., Daniel, Detroit Lakes; two daughters, Shelley (Jon) Lundborg, Moorhead, Kathryn (Alan) Hiebert, Chanhassen, Minn.; two brothers, Donald (Marilyn), Fargo, Wayne (Ellen), Omaha, Neb.; and five grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 in Maranatha Free Lutheran Church, Glyndon, Minn.
Funeral: Tuesday at 10:30 in the church.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.
Online: www.korsmofuneralservice.com.
(Korsmo, Moorhead)

Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick


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Korsmo Funeral Service

Elaine H. Peterson, 65, Detroit Lakes, MN, died Saturday, August 12, 2006, in St. Mary's Regional Health Center, Detroit Lakes.
Elaine Helen Peterson was born October 9, 1940, in Fargo, ND, to Harry and Naomi (Peterson) Hanson. Elaine was raised in Fargo where she graduated from Central High School in 1958.
Elaine worked for Northwest Bell Telephone Company before she married Roland Peterson on April 6, 1960, in Germany. They moved back to Fargo in April of 1961, and she resumed work for Northwest Bell at that time. She worked as a service dispatcher for a total of thirty-seven years, until she retired in 1995. They moved to Detroit Lakes in 1997, and spent the winter months at their home in Apache Junction, AZ.
Elaine's faith in her God was most important to her and she strove to live it every day of her life. She participated in Bible study at their church as well as in their home. She gave of herself to her children and grandchildren and it showed in many ways, particularly in her delicious homemade cooking and baking. Elaine also enjoyed the time spent in her beautiful flower gardens and working crossword puzzles.
Elaine is survived by her husband, Roland, Detroit Lakes; two daughters, Shelley (Jon) Lundborg, Moorhead, MN, and Kathryn (Alan) Hiebert, Chanhassen, MN; three sons, Randall (Barbara), Carrington, ND, Steven (Barbara), Big Lake, MN, and Daniel, Detroit Lakes; five grandchildren, Jana, Miranda, Jacob, Abigail, and Noah, with grandchild number six due in February of 2007; and two brothers, Donald (Marilyn), Fargo, and Wayne (Ellen), Omaha, NE.
Visitation: Tuesday, August 15, 2006; one hour before the funeral.
Funeral: Tuesday, August 15, 2006; 10:30 AM in Maranatha Free Lutheran Church, Glyndon, MN.
Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.



Jon Keith Hanson

Born: 28 October 1939
Married: M. Donna Svetlich, Las Vegas, Nevada, 12 February 1966
Died: 14 April 1984, Cerritos, Los Angeles County, California



Richard Harris

IN-FORUM (The Forum)
Sunday, May 1, 2006


Richard F. Harris, 76, Fargo, ND, died Thursday, April 28, in Sanford Medical Center.
Richard Frank Harris was born on February 23, 1940 to Emerson and Evalyn (Ahlbom) Harris in Fargo, ND. He graduated from Fargo Central High School and NDSU.
He worked in sales at Allis-Chalmers and Goodyear before retiring and moving back to the family farm.
He was a great welder and farmer. In his spare time he enjoyed meeting up with friends at the Harwood Hideout as well as water skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, gardening, canning and also made his own sauerkraut. He was also a great neighbor and always made his home available to anyone who wanted to visit. Most of all he enjoyed being around children who loved to visit him on the farm where there were always plenty of activities. He truly had a heart of gold.
Richard is survived by his son; Troy (Monica) Harris, Fargo, ND, daughter; Jodi (Scott Paramo) Harris and grandson Joey, Sturgis, SD, brothers; Dwight (Louise) Harris, Albuquerque, NM, Glen (Colleen) Harris, San Tan Valley, AZ, and Jim (Jean) Harris, Bismarck, ND, Sister; Elaine (Larry) Windingland, Champaign, IL, and Sandy Reuther, Fargo, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert.
A memorial gathering will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, May 5, in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN with a visitation one hour before.



Harriet Herdeg

IN-FORUM (The Forum)
Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Harriet J. Herdeg Olson, 65, of Frazee, MN, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at the Frazee Care Center under care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. The Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Thursday, June 8 at the David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Interment is in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.
Visiting will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.
Harriet Jewel Herdeg was born July 22, 1940, in Detroit Lakes to Carl and Lucille (Phillips) Herdeg. She was raised in Fargo until moving to Detroit Lakes where she graduated from Detroit Lakes High School. Harriet married Michael Steinke and had one son. She later married Robert "Bud" Olson while living in Fargo; they had one son and one daughter. Harriet was an entertainer, starting at an early age. She was involved with the WDAY-Partyline, television appearances, and sang at many nightclubs in the Fargo area. She worked as an Insurance Underwriter for Lloyds of London and also for Bjornson Insurance Agency in Fargo.
Harriet is survived by both sons, Michael Steinke of Denver, CO, Robert (Mary) Olson of Detroit Lakes; one daughter, Carrie Dalos of Monticello, MN; grandchildren, Megan and Lucas Olson, Alyssa, Jeremy and Mariah Dalos. She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Herdeg and one sister, Gretchen Warner.
Harriet enjoyed her music and entertaining, taking long driving trips and spending time with her family.

Contributed by classmate Terry Tvedten Wharton



William Hetland

Unknown Source
Friday, July 23, 1999

Graveside service for
William R. Hetland set
The graveside service for William Robert Hetland, 58, Baker, Calif., formerly Fargo, will be Saturday at 10:30 in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo. He died April 2, 1999, in Baker. (Boulger, Fargo).
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William Robert Hetland
Baker, Calif.

William Robert Hetland, 58, Baker, formerly Fargo, died recently in Baker.
Mr. Hetland was born Oct. 31, 1940, in Fargo, where he grew up and graduated from Central High School in 1958. He served with the U.S, Navy for four years. Following his military service, he returned to Fargo and attended North Dakota State University. He worked for American Telephone and Telegraph until 1969 when he moved to Salt Lake City and later to Baker.
He is survived by his mother, Alice Hetland Rasmussen, Cape Coral, Fla.; and two brothers, James (Marilyn), Fargo, Thomas, Bigfork, Minn.
Memorial service/burial: To be held at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo. (Boulger, Fargo)

Web site note: Bill was an SM2 in the US Navy and is buried as a Veteran in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo. He was born 31 Oct 1940. There is a conflict on his death date in that the news article above indicates 2 April 1999 and the Veteran's record indicates 30 Dec 1998.

Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick



Andrea Hunter

IN-FORUM (The Forum)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Andrea Hunter Halgrimson - B. Friday, October 11, 1940, D. Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Andrea Hunter Halgrimson, 1410 5th St. N. Fargo, died Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Andrea Hunter was born to Gerald Wilson Hunter and Phyllis Krantz Hunter at St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo on October 11, 1940 and lived a few blocks north of there all of her life.
She graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1958 and from North Dakota State University in 1984. Halgrimson worked as The Forum's head librarian from 1972 until retiring in 2004. She started writing a food and cooking column in 1987 which continued until the present along with a local history column which began in 2003.
In the past she had been a member of North Dakota Press Women, the News Division of Special Library Association and the International Association of Cooking Professionals.
Survivors are her longtime partner, Sam Bernstein at the home address, stepchildren, Corina and Desmond Bernstein, Minneapolis and her brother Craig (Mona), Cloquet, Minn.
Andrea was preceded in death by her parents, sister Stephanie, brother Blair, her grandmother Petra Krantz who lived with the family and the beloved family dogs Caleb, Sebastian and Graff.
She wanted to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for the efficient and loving care during her illness. There will be no funeral. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

A Toast From Classmate Lon Cooke: "Here is to Andrea. She not only marched to a different drummer; She beat the drum."

Forum Celebration of Life Article and Some of Andi's Articles