The Forum - 10/07/2007
Janet L. Rieth, 67, Fargo, ND, died on Friday, October 5, 2007, at Rosewood on Broadway under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley due to complications from ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease).
Janet Louise Smith was born on April 15, 1940, in Fargo, ND. She grew up in Fargo, where she graduated from Fargo Central High School. Janet married Tom McDonald, and they resided in both Fargo and West Fargo. On June 19, 1973, she married Marvin Rieth. They moved to Valley City, ND, where they owned and operated Pioneer Realty until Marvins death in 1992. She returned to Fargo in 1994 and worked at Herbergers of Fargo and Canarys Fashion of Moorhead, MN until her death.
She is survived by two sons, Terry (Rhonda) McDonald, Andover, MN and Brian McDonald, Wahpeton, ND; two daughters, Tammy McDonald Crist, West Fargo and Dr. Cheryl (Bob) Maurice, Phoenix, AZ; step-son, Marvin (Peggy) Rieth Jr., Fargo; two step-daughters, Holly (Jack) Vickery, Pleasant Hill, MO and Tami Reslock, Northville, MI; two sisters, Ann Billington, Fargo and Beverly Chang, Burnsville, MN; nine grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; parents, Lester and Thelma (Kleyn) Smith; and brother, Glenn Smith.
Mom was always our example of quiet strength, dignity, and common sense. She will forever be remembered for her love of others, Coke and Hershey kisses.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Rosewood, who took such good care of mom during her illness. Many of the staff said that she was the bright spot in their days, just as she always was in ours.
Prayer Service: Monday, October 8, 2007 at 3 PM at the West Funeral Home, West Fargo, with visitation from 1 to 3 PM.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, ND.
Condolences can be sent online www.westfuneral home.com
The InForum - 03/31/2009
Ray V. Smith
Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ray V. Smith, 69, Leavenworth, KS, died March 5, 2009, at the University of Kansas Hospital.
Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ray V. Smith, 69, Leavenworth, KS, died March 5, 2009, at the University of Kansas Hospital. He was born June 11, 1939 at Enderlin, ND. The son of Frank and Mathilda (Ellingson) Smith. On January 29, 1961, he married Phyllis Odegard in Buxton, ND. She survives with children, Eric (Vicki) Smith, Topeka, KS, Allison (David) Johnson, Overland Park, KS, Ross Smith, Nashville, TN; three grandchildren; siblings Vern (Lucie) Smith, Frances (Ben) Busche; and in-laws, Clifton and LaVerne Odegard. Ray was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Jordet, Marie Larson and brother, Bud Smith.
He graduated from Fargo High School. Ray received a basketball scholarship and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor degree in social work and psychology. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant, serving his country, including the Vietnam War. He worked and taught in the mental health field at Fort Riley, Heidelberg, Germany and served as Director of Mental Health Services at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth.
Ray was an avid golfer, played tennis and was an outstanding athlete. He enjoyed history, genealogy, music, learning and traveling.
His funeral was March 10, 2009 at Leavenworth with inurnment at Ft. Leavenworth National cemetery.
The Enderlin Independent
Ray V. Smith Leavenworth, KS
Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ray V. Smith, 69, Leavenworth, KS, died March 5, 2009, at the University of Kansas Hospital. His funeral was March 10, 2009 at Leavenworth with inurnment at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery.
He was born June 11, 1939 at Enderlin, ND, the son of Frank and Mathilda (Ellingson) Smith. On January 29, 1961, he married Phyllis Odegard in Buxton, ND. Ray played Freshmen and Sophomore basketball at Enderlin and graduated from Fargo High School. Ray received a basketball scholarship and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor degree in social work and psychology. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant, serving his country, including the Vietnam War. He worked and taught in the mental health field at Fort Riley, Heidelberg, Germany and served as Director of Mental Health Services at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth.
Ray was an avid golfer, played tennis and was an outstanding athlete. He enjoyed history, genealogy, music, learning and traveling.
Ray is survived by his wife Phyllis; children, Eric (Vicki) Smith, Topeka, KS, Allison (David) Johnson, Overland Park, KS, Ross Smith, Nashville, TN; three grandchildren; siblings, Vern (Lucie) Smith, Frances (Ben) Busche; and in-laws, Clifton and LaVerne Odegard. Ray was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Jordet, Marie Larson and a brother, Bud Smith.
Leintz Funeral Home
Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ray V. Smith, 69, of Leavenworth, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the University of Kansas Hospital.
Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ray V. SmithHe was born June 11, 1939, in Lisbon, N.D. the son of Frank and Mathilda (Ellingson) Smith.
On Jan. 29, 1961, he married Phyllis Ann Odegard in Buxton, N.D. She survives at the home. He is also survived by his children, Eric (Vicki) Smith of Topeka, Allison (David) Johnson of Overland Park, Kan., and Ross Smith of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Alexander Johnson, Mackenzie Johnson and Christina Johnson; his siblings, Vern (Lucy) Smith, and Frances (Ben) Busche; and his in-laws, Clifton and LaVerne Odegard.
Ray was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Jordet and Marie Larson; and a brother, Bud Smith.
He graduated from Fargo High School in Fargo, N.D. Ray received a basketball scholarship and graduated from the University of North Dakota. He earned a bachelor degree in social work and psychology. He earned a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was enrolled in the ROTC program while attending college. Upon graduation he was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant where he served for 26 years including serving his country in the Vietnam War. He graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Ray served most of his military career working in the field of mental health. While stationed at Fort Leavenworth he served as Director of Mental Health Services at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks and served in comparable mental health capacities while stationed at Fort Riley and Heidelberg, Germany. He taught social work at the University of St. Mary. He was a past member of the board of directors of the Northeast Kansas Mental Health and Guidance Center and for the Alliance Against Family Violence. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was also a member of Civil War Round Table, member of Sons of Norway and member of The Westerners. Ray was an avid golfer, played tennis and was an outstanding athlete. He enjoyed history, genealogy, music, learning and traveling. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Ray fought through cancer with all his strength, courage and competitive spirit. He possessed an eternal light of hope and incredible will to keep on going with purpose, faith, dignity and grace.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church. A funeral service with military honors will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at the church, with Rev. Damian Snyder officiating. Cremation will follow the service with private inurnment at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Alliance Against Family Violence or Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Alumni Association Cynosure, Volume 24, Number 2, 2009
Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ray V. Smith, 69, Leavenworth, KS, passed away March 5, 2009. He was born June 11, 1939, in Lisbon, ND, the son of Frank and Mathilda (Ellingson) Smith. He graduated from FCHS in 1958. Ray received a basketball scholarship and graduated from the University of ND. He earned a bachelor degree in social work and psychology. He earned a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He enrolled in the ROTC program while attending college. Upon graduation he was commissioned in the U. S. Army as a Second Lietuenant where he served for 26 years including serving his country in the Vietnam War. He graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. Ray served most of his military career working in the field of mental health. While stationed in Fort Leavenworth he served as Director of Mental Health Services at the U. S. Disciplinary Barracks and served in comparable mental health capacities while stationed at Fort Ripley and Heidelberg, Germany. He taught social work at the University of St. Mary. He was a past member of the board of directors of the Northeast Kansas Mental Health and Guidance Center and for the Alliance Against Family Violence. He was an avid golfer, played tennis and was an outstanding athelete. Ray married Phyllis Ann Odegard January 29, 1961, in Buxton, ND. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; three children; three grandchildren; siblings, Vern (Lucy) Smith, and Frances (Ben) Busche and other extended family members. Ray participated in: Sportsmanship; Track, Captain; Football A; Basketball A.
Boulger Funeral Home - 5 July 2017
January 11, 1941 - July 03, 2017
Jerry passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Manorcare in Fargo at the age of 76.
Gerald Spitzer was born on January 11, 1941, the son of Oscar and Anne (Schoeler) Spitzer in Fargo, ND. Jerry grew up in Fargo and received his education, graduating from Fargo Center High in 1958. He continued his education at North Dakota State University where he graduated from in 1962.
Jerry is survived by his brother, Fred of Fargo; and his cousins – Sally (Bob) Horner of Grand Forks, ND; Sharon (John) Heinz of Lee’s Summit, MO; and Sandra Sptizer of Kensal, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation: one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Saturday.
Funeral Service: 10 AM Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
Burial: St Mary’s Cemetery in Courtenay, ND.
The Fargo Forum
25 May 2009
Judith (Judy) L. Askegaard, 68, Moorhead, MN, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, in Bethany Homes, Fargo, ND, after an extended battle with cancer.
Judith Lee Stenerson was born September 20, 1940, to Morris and Anne (Lee) Stenerson in Fargo where she was raised and graduated from Fargo Central High School. After graduation, Judy worked for Warner and Company Insurance for a period of time.
On March 18, 1961, Judy married Robert Askegaard in Fargo and they made their home on the family farmstead in south Moorhead near Comstock, MN. Judy worked hand in hand farming with Robert and raising their three daughters.
Judy was an active WELCA participant and a regular at the quilter?s group at Comstock Lutheran Church. She was a Master Gardener and a garden club member. She was also an avid reader and belonged to a book club.
Judy is lovingly survived by her husband of forty-eight years, Robert, Moorhead; three daughters, Lori (Pat) Gamet, Paxton, NE, Bonnie (Mark) Baumgardner, Moorhead; and Linda Askegaard, Fargo; three grandchildren, LeAnne Gamet, and Ross and John Baumgardner; a brother, Maurice (Jeanne) Stenerson, Stillwater, MN; a sister-in-law, Connie (James) Franks, Rockland, CA; and five nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation: Wednesday from 5 ? 7 PM with a Prayer Service at 7 PM in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.
Funeral: Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 11 AM in Comstock Lutheran Church, Comstock.
Burial: Comstock East Cemetery.
The Fargo Forum
26 November 2010
Died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at age 70 in Aneta Park View Care Center.
Survivors: husband, Richard Anderson; daughter, Karla (Steve) Neset; four sons, Mark (Tara) Anderson, Kent Anderson, Bryan Anderson, Craig (Torina) Anderson; father, Robert Streed; and three sisters, Joann (Lowell) Senechel, Sandy (Milt) Optrail, Jackie Perkins.
Services: The memorial service will be Monday at 10:30 in Beaver Creek Lutheran Church near Hatton, N.D.
(Quam-Plaisted-Cushman, Finley, N.D.)
Quam-Plaisted-Cusham Funeral Service
(September 6, 1940 - November 24, 2010)
Valene Anderson, 70 of Aneta, ND formerly of Finley, ND, died Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in the Aneta Park View Care Center, Aneta, ND.
Valene Streed was born September 6, 1940 in Fargo, ND the daughter of Robera and Helen (Tellinghusen) Streed. She grew up and attended school in Fargo and graduated from Fargo Central High School. She attended Fargo Business College and graduated with a degree in Business.
She married Richard Anderson March 6, 1966 in Fargo, ND. The couple made their home in the Finley-Sharon area. In April of 2009 Valene became a resident of the Aneta Park View Care Center, Aneta, ND after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Valene enjoyed sewing, cooking and bible study.
She is survived by her husband, Richard, Hatton, ND; daughter, Karla (Steve) Neset, Finley, ND; three sons, Mark (Tara), Anderson, Hatton, ND, Kent, Bryan, and Craig (Torina) Anderson all of Sharon, ND; father, Robert Streed, Fargo, ND; three sisters, Joann (Lowell) Senechel, Carver, MN, Sandy (Milt) Optrail, Jackie Perkins both of Dilworth, MN; and ten grandchildren.
A Memorial Services will be held Monday at 10:30 am in the Beaver Creek Lutheran Church rural Hatton, ND
Clint Stromswold, 65, of Laurel, died Monday Dec. 26, 2005,
after a one-year courageous battle with cancer.
He was born June 13, 1940
at Grand Forks, ND a son of Chester S. and Edna K. Stromswold.
Stromswold graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1958.
After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined J.I. Case Co.
in Omaha, NE and in later years he moved to Billings where he was engaged in
highway construction and finished his working career with Fiberglass Structures
He loved boating, fishing and camping with his family in Minnesota
and Montana. Stromswold was a member of the Eagles Aerie of Laurel and St.
Anthony Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores of Laurel;
and his two sons, Ron Stromswold and Roger (Yvonne) Stromswold of Billings; and
a daughter, Annette Kuzma of Billings; his mother, Edna Kapaun of Fargo, ND; his
sister, Carolyn (Jerry) Miller of Billings; a brother, Tom, (Elaine) Stromswold
of Coon Rapids, MN; six grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; five
step-children, Peggy Schreiner, Vickey Anderson, Rick Wanner, Freddie Wanner and
Tammy Vogel; and his many step- grandchildren. He is also survived by his
beloved friends and members of the Eagles Club of Laurel.
preceded in death by his father, Chester; a brother, Raymond Stromswold; and
step-father, Maynard Kapaun.
He will be missed by us all. Clint, we love
Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am., Friday, Dec. 30
at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Laurel. Inurnment will be in the Laurel
Cemetery. Smith Funeral Chapel-Laurel was in charge of cremation.
The Alumni Association Cynosure
ANNETTE SUNDAHL UNDERWOOD died 7-15-03 in Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND, under the care of Hospice. Annette Sundahl was born in Fargo, where she grew up and graduated from FCHS in 1958 and Interstate Business College. She married Marshall Underwood. She worked for various businesses in the Fargo-Moorhead area, most recently for Plains Art Museum charitable gaming. She is survived by a daughter; two brothers, three sisters and four grandchildren. While attending FCHS, Annette participated in Co-op, Girls; Glee Club and Sophomore Chorus
Korsmo Funeral Service
Annette Underwood, Fargo, ND, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in Elim Care Center, Fargo, under hospice care.
Annette was born to Henry and Ellen Sukut, in Fargo where she was raised and graduated from Central High School. She also graduated from Interstate Business College, Fargo. Annette was married to Marshall Underwood. Over the years, Annette worked for various businesses in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Most recently, Annette worked for Plains Art Museum charitable gaming.
Annette is survived by her daughter, Lisa, Fargo; four grandchildren, Jesse, Brady, Taylor and Dylan; three sisters, Hazel (Ted) Kearns, and Shirley Sundahl, both Fargo, and Esther Sundahl, Washington state; two brothers, Edward (Pat) Sundahl, and Raymond (Elaine) Sundahl, both Washington state; a special niece and two nephews, Karene, Kyle and Kraig Kearns.
Visitation: Friday, July 18, 2003; 11 AM - 1 PM Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead
Funeral: Friday, July 18, 2003 - 1 PM Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead
Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo
Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick
Information from a Family Member
Dale passed away on 6 July 1970 while living in San Francisco. After Central High School he went to NDSU and while attending there he was a bellboy at the Powers Hotel. At the time of his death, a drowning in San Francisco Bay, he was working in the San Francisco banking industry. He is buried in Cavalier Cemetery, Cavalier, North Dakota which is in Pembina County, where his parents were and where he grew up before moving to Fargo in ‘56/57. He was not married.
The Fargo Forum
25 January 1982
A memorial service for Shirley A. Teichmann, 41, Bloomington, Minn., was held today in the Richfield (Minn.) United Methodist Church, with another memorial service to be held at 2 Wednesday in Faith United Methodist Church in Fargo. She died Friday (January 22, 1982) following a long illness. She was born Oct. 10, 1940, at Fargo. She graduated from Central High School in 1958, and graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing in 1961. She worked in Fargo and California, and was employed by Northwestern Hospital at Minneapolis for the past 18 years. Survivors include her Mother, Mrs. Reuben (Violet) Flecher, 818 11the Ave. N., Fargo; and a brother, the Rev. Richard R. Teichmann, 2007 10th St. N., Fargo. (Hanson-Runsvold)
Contributed by classmate Andrea Hunter Halgrimson
Born: 8 September 1939
Married: Unknown Schulz
Died: 11 December 1970, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon
Carmen P. Thomas
The Alumni Association Cynosure - Fall 2007
Carmen Thomas Jacobsen, 66, passed away May 29, 2007, in her home in Dana Point, CA. Carmen was a graduate of FCHS class of 1958. She is survived by her husband, Roger Jacobsen, '58; a son, David Jacobsen; a daughter, Rochelle Butler; and a brother, William Thomas, '55, of Moorhead, MN. While attending FCHS, Carmen participated in: Girls' Glee Club; Sophomore Chorus; Pep Club.
The Fargo Forum, 20 October 2001; Section B4; Page 24
Sally Thordarson, 61, Longmont, Colo., died Monday, Oct. 15, 2001, in Boulder (Colo.) Community Hospital.
Sally Kay Kristine Thordarson was born July 26, 1940, in Milwaukee. She grew up and attended school in Fargo. She attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. In 1961, she married Kent Kirkevold in Fargo. They lived in Minnesota. She lived in Longmont, Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunnyvale, Calif., St. Paul and Fargo. Sally was the self employed owner of LIFE Co. (Latex Free Essentials), Longmont.
She is survived by three sons, Thomas (Lisa) Kirkevold, Sacramento, Calif., Timothy Kirkevold, Broomfield, Colo., Matthew (Carrie) Kirkevold Longmont; and five grandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the church.
Funeral: Monday at 11 in Olivet Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.
Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick
February 10, 1941 - September 11, 2013
Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo
Obituary for Darlene Marie Schlecht
Darlene Thorstad was born February 10, 1941 in Mayville, North Dakota to Kenneth and Viola Thorstad.
She attended school in Clifford, ND through the 8th grade. She then moved to Fargo and resided with an aunt and uncle, Orville and Adelyn Olson, for a couple of years. She graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1958.
Darlene married Michael Holman, and they later divorced. She married Theodore (Ted) Waalen, March 6, 1964. They lived in Fargo and in the Kindred and Hickson area. In 1986, they purchased a home on Lake Lizzie (commonly referred to as “The Lockwood House”) near Pelican Rapids, MN. Ted died unexpectedly in 1989.
Darlene married Karl Schlecht May 26, 1990. They resided in West Fargo until 1995 when Karl retired and they moved to the lake home. Darlene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids.
Darlene was employed by Johnson Controls and Amstan Supply Division, and in 1967 became an employee of Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND. The majority of her tenure was serving as Secretary to the President. During that time, Darlene was one of the first secretaries in ND to achieve CPS status. She retired in 1992 but continued to work with the BCBS Board of Directors. She retired from that position in 1997. Darlene enjoyed spending winters in Arizona, summers at the lake, gardening, fishing, reading, telling stories, and her family.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Karl; her children, Charlotte (Brian) Blumer; Shari Holman; and Jon (Kathy) Holman; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Brandon) Conkins, Nicholas Blumer, Alex Blumer; brother, Larry Thorstad; sister, Dianne Stanley; and several nieces and nephews.
She is also survived by a stepson, Monte (Julie) Schlecht; step-grandchildren, Lucas (Kylie), Adam (Alison), Patrick, Benjamin, and Lindsey (Kyle); and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Viola Woell; father, Kenneth Thorstad; a sister, Kathryn Sigurdson; and stepfather, Wallace Woell.
Source: Fargo High School Alumni Association Cynosure Newsletter, Volume 29, Number 1 2014:
Darlene "Dolly" Thorstad Schlecht, 72, died September 11, 2013. She attended school in Clifford, ND, through the 8th grade before moving to Fargo, ND. Darlene graduated from FCHS in 1958. Darlene married Michael Holman and they later divorced. She married Theodore (Ted) Waalen, March 6, 1964. He died unexpectedly in 1989. On May 26, 1990, Darlene married Karl Schlecht. Most of her career was spent as a Secretary to the President for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota. She retired in 1992, but continued to work with the BCBS Board of Directors from which she retired in 1997. Darlene is survived by her husband, Karl, three children; three grandchildren; a stepson; four step-grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother and a sister. Darlene participated in: Girls' Glee Club; Intramural Sports; Pep Club.
St. Joseph, Minnesota
September 3, 1940 - March 5, 2014
Williams Dingman Family Funeral Home, Saux Rapids, Minnesota
A celebration of life will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Westwood Community Church in St. Cloud for Derald Timm, 73, who went to be with the Lord on Wednesday [March 5, 2014] surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Steve Schoepf will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the church on Monday morning. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Derald was born Sept. 3, 1940 in Lamoure, ND to Arnold & Alma (Ronning) Timm. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Derald married Lois Mortenson on June 1, 1963 in Hallock, MN. They have lived in the St. Joseph area since 1977. He worked in the printing industry and was self-employed for the last 15 years. Derald was a member of Westwood Community Church where he served on the Shepherding Committee, and was involved in Bible Study, Greeters, and volunteered in the kitchen. He enjoyed restoring old cars, volunteering at the Salvation Army, fishing, playing and coaching hockey, the Minnesota Wild and Vikings, taking his grandkids for rides and playing cards. Derald was a jack of all trades, strong willed, quiet, kind, and humble person. He loved his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Lois of St. Joseph; daughter and sons, Jody (Russell) Navratil of Sartell, Bryan (Patty) of Rice, and Marc (Heather) of St. Cloud; and grandchildren, Jakob, Joshua, Julia, Jenna, Jordan, Austin, Spencer, Kallie, Dylan, Taylor, Harley, Pyper, and Skylar; and his buddy Skooby. Derald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles "Chuck"; and sisters, Melvina Dahley and Joyce Jones.
The family would like to thank their Westwood Community Church family and many wonderful friends, relatives and neighbors for the love and support that has been shown to them; and also to St. Croix Hospice for the excellent care given to Derald.
April 25, 1940 - December 29, 1991
Jane was born in Minneapolis, the daughter of
Harold J. and Susan Freeman Venie. She grew up in
Fargo, North Dakota and graduated from Fargo High
School in 1958. She then attended the University
of Colorado at Bolder where she was a member of the
Alpha Phi International Sorority. She graduated
with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary
Education in 1962 and began teaching in the
Bloomington, Minnesota School District.
Jane and Steve Brogger were married on June
26, 1963, and have three children, Neil, Geniene,
and Karl. They moved to the rural Dennison area in
1973 where Jane could enjoy her life-long love of
riding and showing horses. She earned numerous
trophies for her skills. She also enjoyed
traveling and collecting works of art.
Jane is survived by her husband Steve, her
daughter Geniene, her sons Neil and Karl, and many
friends. She is remembered by her family as being
a very caring, giving person, always ready to put
forth extra effort to help, someone who never said
a harsh word against others. During her year-long
illness she worried more about others than herself.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that
memorials may be designated to the Northfield
Hospice Program, Vang Lutheran Church, the American
Heart Association, or other charity.
Contributed by Jane's daughter, Geniene, and classmate Terry Tvedten Wharton
Leonard Wallace Viets, Jr.
PARKER COUNTY - Leonard Wallace Viets, Jr., 71, of Weatherford passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 in the local hospital. He was born March 2, 1940 in Fargo, N.D. to Leonard Wallace Viets, Sr. and Rachel Emily (Boyd) Viets. Leonard retired from Lockheed Martin after 40 years of employment as a tool design engineer. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking as well as fishing and lapidary.
Leonard is survived by his wife, Sharoyn; children, Teresa Domanick and husband, Michael, of The Bahamas, Tawnya Viets of Tehachapi, Calif. and Timothy Viets and wife, Jean, of Wilsonville, Ore.; sister, Delores Brevik of Newbury Park, Calif.; and two granddaughters Emily and Madeleine.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel
913 N. Elm, Weatherford, TX 76086
The Alumni Association Cynosure, Volume 27, Number 1, 2012
Leonard Viets, Jr., 71, of Weatherford, TX, passed away January 4, 2012. He was born March 2, 1940 in Fargo, ND to Leonard Wallace Viets, Sr. and Rachel Emily (Boyd) Viets. He graduated from FCHS in 1958. Leonard retired from Lockheed Martin after 40 years of employment as a tool design engineer. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking as well as fishing and lapidary. He is survived by his wife, Sharoyn; three children; two granddaughters; a sister, Delores Brevik '48, Newbury Park, CA. Leonard participated in: A Cappella; Boys Glee Club, Sophomore Chorus; Marching Band; Intramural Sports; Science Club, Physics; "Medley of Moods," Chorus; "Sweethearts," Chorus; "Papa Is All," Production Staff.
Jewel Ann Bailow
Jewel Waalen Bailow, 62, Thompsonville, Mich., formerly Fargo, died Friday, April 18 2003, in Monson Medical Center, Traverse City, Mich.
Jewel Waalen was born Feb. 16, 1941, in Fargo. She graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1958. In 1990, she married Harold Bailow in Florida. They lived in Thompsonville, Mich.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Jeffrey, Minneapolis; a brother, Lloyd (Nancy), Pelican Rapids, Minn.; a sister, Gayla Sievertson, Apple Valley, Minn.; and two grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday from noon to 2 at Bennett Barr Funeral Home, Beulah, Mich.
Funeral: Tuesday at 2 in the funeral home.
Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick
Elizabeth Darrow Weible Aug. 8, 1940 - Sept. 5, 2008 Liz Weible left her body to join Baba at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 5, 2008. She was spiritually prepared and peaceful. At her side were her two children, Eric Kjorlien and Kirsten Ingram. She is also survived by daughter-in-law Susan Kjorlien and grandchildren, Stephanie and Scott Kjorlien, and son-in-law, Wally Ingram; and grandchildren, Jack and Nick Ingram. Liz was devoted follower of Siddha Yoga for more than 20 years, which provided her with the spiritual strength to survive many challenges without complaint. Liz was an avid lover and supporter of the arts. In her youth and young adulthood she was an accomplished ice skater and modern dancer. In later years, she served on the City of Austin Dance Panel and volunteered for many local artists. She cherished her family and was a devoted daughter, caring for her elderly parents until they passed away. She was a regular swimmer at Barton Springs until the last months of her life. Those wishing to make a donation in her memory may send them to: SYDA Foundation, Dakshina Dept., 371 Brickman Rd., P.O. Box 600, South Fallsburg, NY 12779-0600; or to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Ste. 100, Austin, TX 78759.
Harold G. Wheeler, Jr
The funeral for Harold G. Wheeler, Jr, 50, 1541 8th St. South, Fargo will be at 2 Saturday in First United Methodist Church, Fargo, with burial in West Concord, Minn. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 this evening in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo. He died Wednesday.
Mr. Wheeler was born April 6, 1940, in Mandan, N. D. He grew up and attended school in Fargo, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1958. He earned a bachelor's degree in business economics from North Dakota State University and worked in banking finance and marketing in St. Paul, Minn; Kindred, N. D.; and several Fargo firms.
He is survived by his fiancee, Mary Linderman Jurjans, Moorhead; his parents, Harold G. and Hulda B. Wheeler, Fargo; and two sisters, Joyce (Mrs. R. R.) Garrett, Bloomington, Minn; and Patricia (Mrs. James) Winters, Roseville, Minn.
Contributed by classmate Terry Tvedten Wharton
Richard Owen "Dick" Whiting
May 12, 1940-February 8, 2012, Houston, TX
Dick grew up in Fargo and attended Fargo Central High School (class of 1958). He attended Carlton College in Northfield, MN; North Dakota State University, and ASU, Tempe, AZ. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors.
An accomplished musician, Dick was a state champion drummer in high school and an outstanding pianist.
His first job was at the family owned Whiting's Office Equipment in Fargo. This was followed by a successful career in food service management that took him coast to coast before retiring to Livingston, TX. He spent his summers at Pelican Hills RV Park on Pelican Lake, MN. There he would visit with dear friends and enjoy fishing on the lake.
Along with fishing, Dick enjoyed golf, handball, cards, and quality time with family and friends. He is remembered for his generosity, gentleness, and heartfelt concern for others. He always brought light and laughter to every person fortunate enough to have known him, and will be dearly missed.
Dick is survived by his son, Richard B. Whiting and wife Kara, daughter Mona Whiting, sisters Ann Ludwig, Jane Helinger and Pat Meads, and many loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in July at Pelican Lake in conjunction with a Whiting family reunion.
Memorials may be sent to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Information can be found at www.pancan.org.
Contributed by Mark Mathiason and classmate Ruth Engh Westrick. Photo contributed by Richard B. Whiting.
Waneda Anderson, 59, Elim Care Center, Fargo, N.D., died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in the care center.
Waneda Wilson, also known as Willie, was born Dec. 16, 1940, in Glenwood, Minn., where she attended school. In 1953 she moved to Fargo, where she attended school for three years. She graduated from St. Marys' of the Mount, Helena, Mont. On Nov. 28, 1959, she married
Marlyn Anderson in Fargo, where they lived.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Kevin (Joann) Anderson, Port Angeles, Wash.; a daughter: Kimberly (John) Tilton, Poulsbo, Wash.; her mother, Helen Wilson, Starbuck, Minn.; a brother, Warren (Sharon), Storm Lake, Iowa; two sisters, Loretta (Tom) Hodges, Missoula, Mont., Marlis (Richard) Tvedt, Lakeville, Minn.; and four grandchildren.
Visitation: One hour before the funeral in the funeral home.
Funeral: Tuesday at 11 in Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo.
Graveside service: Tuesday at 3 in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Starbuck.
Waneda "Willie" WILSON Anderson
Waneda Anderson, 59, died
Feb. 11, 2000 at Elim Home, Fargo, ND
Waneda Wilson, also known as Willie,
was born Dec. 16, 1940, in Glenwood, Mn.
In 1953 she moved to Fargo and attended
Agassiz JHS, Fargo Central High for two
years, and graduated from St. Marys in Helena, Mt..
In 1959 she was united in marriage with
Marlyn ('55) Anderson in Fargo where they lived.
Although disabled with MIS much of her adult
life, she was an accomplished artist and had
many showings in the FM area. Her main love
was to be at the lake with family and friends where
she enjoyed water skiing, bass fishing at 4AM,
and long distance swimming.
She is survived by her husband, a son and
daughter, four grandchildren, alumni sisters
Loretta and Marlis, and brother Warren (the last
class to graduate from FHS.).
Contributed by classmate Ruth Engh Westrick
Norm passed away on 10 June 2017. While at Central High he was on the National Athletic Scholarship Society; National Honor Society; Sportsmanship, Honorary Member; Sophomore Chorus; Intramural Sports; Football A and B; Basketball B; Science Club, Physics; "Sweethearts," Production Staff; "Papa IS All," Production Staff.
Lawrence Daniel Wong, 70, of Phoenix, Arizona, went to be with the Lord on August 17, 2008. Born on September 8, 1937 in Toi Shan, China, he emigrated to the U.S. at the age of 16 and lived in Fargo, ND. He graduated from Morehead State College with Bachelor of Arts in design technology. In 1970, he moved to Phoenix, AZ to live closer to his sisters and other family members. He met and married his wife, Eliza, in Hong Kong in 1973. They raised their children in the home he proudly helped build himself. He proudly worked for Maricopa County in the Flood Control District for 19 years and retired in 1997. He was an active member of First Chinese Baptist Church for more than 40 years. Lawrence was an avid traveller and a lifelong musician, playing violin in the Scottsdale Symphony for many years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Eliza, children Alan (Heather) and Mariana Liu (Patrick), granddaughters Avery Liu and Sabrina Wong, sisters Ming Ong, Lillian Dang (Luke), Rose Ramond (Paul), godson Stephen Chan and his family, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Visitation services will be on August 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at A. L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W Bethany Home Rd. Memorial services will be on August 23 at 11 a.m. at First Chinese Baptist Church, 4910 E Earll Dr. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Chinese Baptist Church.