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Mrs. Betchel Dies at 74

Mrs. Mina Julia Bechtel, 74, wife of the late Rev. E. J. Bechtel of Fargo died Wednesday at her home 606 9th St. S., after a lengthy illness.

Service will be at 4 Friday in the Calvary Evangelical United Brethren Church, with Rev. N. C. Neumann officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Ivers Funeral Home is in charge.

Born July 2, 1897, in Princeton, Wis. Mrs. Betchel came to Dakota Territory with her parents in 1889, the family homesteaded in the Holmes community north of Thompson.

She was married to Rev. Betchel at Holmes in 1897. In 1904 they moved to Cavalier, N.D. where Rev. Mr. Betchel accepted a pastorate. In 1908 he was transferred to the Canada conference and the family lived at Winnipeg until 1917, when they returned to North Dakota.

Pastor of the Calvary Evangelical Church here from 1917 to 1921, he joined the staff of the Florence Crittenton Home as field secretary in 1921. He died in August 1935.

Mrs. Betchel was known in the community for her church work. Her other interests included her hobbies as a canary fancier and as a grower and exhibitor of flowers.

She leaves three daughters, Edna at home, Mrs. A.C. (Adeline) Steiner of Mayville, N.D., Mrs. James (Larinda) Harm of Long Beach, Calif., two sons Harold of 1602 7th St. S., Fargo, and Clarence of Corpus Christi, Texas; four brothers, Paul, Herbert, Alvin and Milton Roeder all of Holmes; two sisters, Mrs. Art Fischer of Holmes and Mrs. Frank Strutz of Grand Forks; 11 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Unknown 1953

Fargoan, Former Pastor Here Dies

Rev. E. J. Bechtel Succumbs to Stroke

Rev. E. J. Bechtel of Fargo, 56 years old, former Grand Forks pastor and brother of Moses Bechtel, 812 North Fourth Street, Grand Forks, died Thursday morning from an apoplectic stroke suffered at his home in Fargo, according to word received by relatives here.

Mr. Bechtel held his first pastorate at Zion Evangelical church here nearly 40 years ago, and occupied pulpits at Cavalier and Winnipeg before he accepted a call to Fargo in 1917. Until the time of his death he was field secretary of the Florence Crittendon home in Fargo and a national executive committeeman of this welfare organization.

His wife, the former Mina Roeder, is the daughter of Herman Roeder, 618 Walnut street, Grand Forks.

Besides the brother in Grand Forks, he is survived by two other brothers and two sisters.

Unknown August 29, 1935

DEATH CALLED HIM
Michael Collins, An Old and Honored Citizen Died Yesterday



Michael Collins, whose death has been almost expected at any moment for some time past, died shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday morning.  Most of the members of his family were present, as he has been slowly, but surely, sinking for several days.

Mr Collins was born in County Clare, Ireland, in September 1822 and was, therefore, 75 years of age. In 1843 he emigrated to Canada, where he lived until 1870.  In the fall of that year he moved to Sauk Centre, Minn., and lived there until 1882, where he came to Grand Forks.  Mr. Collins was married in early life, and his wife survives him.  They were the parents of thirteen children, ten sons and three daughters, of whom five are now living.  These are Stephen Collins, the well known machinery dealer of this city, James, deputy sheriff of Grand Forks County, William of Bottineau, Frank of Willow City, and Mrs. Peter Burns of Nelson County.  Mr. Collins has been an industrious, frugal and temperate man and the good habits of his early years placed him in such financial circumstances that his closing days were passed free from care, and his kindly, genial disposition kept him in touch with the active affairs and the brighter side of life until his spirit was called away.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, forenoon,  the procession leaving the house at 9:40 for St. Michael's church, where services will begin at 10 o'clock.


Obituary for Belle Crawford McLaren, Larimore Pioneer, Jan 21, 1943

Mrs. Wm. McLaren Died Tuesday


Mrs. William McLaren a long time resident of the Bachelors Grove community, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Engh, in Grand Forks.

Mrs. McLaren had made her home with her daughter in Grand Forks since the death of her husband in April, 1941.  Her death was due to a heart ailment.

Belle Crawford was born February 8th, 1861 at Sherbrooke, Ont., and at the time of her death was 81 years of age.  She came to the United States in 1882, with her uncle, John Crawford, one of the original bachelors of the Grove community.

The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Cora Engh and Mrs. Mabel Collins of Grand Forks and Mrs. Floyd Warcup of Bremerton, Wash., eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time.


Grand Forks, ND, Monday, February 4, 1924
CITY MOURNS FOR STEPHEN COLLINS TODAY

Pioneer Resident and Prominent Businessman Died This Morning--Had Been Seriously Ill for the Last Week; Funeral Time Not Set

Stephen Collins, aged 73, pioneer resident and implement dealer of Grand Forks, died at 5:30 this morning at his home, 1104 Lewis Boulevard.

Illness incident to old age was the cause of death. Although he had been in ill health for some time past,it was only during the last week that Mr. Collins had been confined to his bed, having continued to attend to his business affairs steadily up to that time.

Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed, pending the receipt of advices from Harold Collins, a son residing in Pittsburgh, PA, as to when he will arrive here.

HIS LIFE HISTORY
Stephen Collins was born at Pakenham, Ont., in 1850. In 1870 he moved ot Sauk Center, Minn., residing for seven years. In 1877 he came to Grand Forks county and took up a claim in the Turtle River section where he resided four years.

In 1881, the death of a brother called Mr. Collins to Grand Forks City, where he entered the farm implement business. Later he formed a partnership with M.F. Murphy, and the two conducted a farm implement business for a number of years. Later Mr. Collins became the sole owner, and continued to conduct the business up to the present time, along with his sons. In addition to him implement business, he had large land interests and was a director of the First National bank of Grand Forks.
For several years, Mr. Collins was a member of the Grand Forks city council as alderman for the Sixth ward. During his term in the council he served as president of that body. Throughout his life here he took a prominent part in civic affairs. He was a member of the congreation of St. Michael's Catholic pro-cathedral, and was prominent in church affairs there.

Mr. Collins was also a member of Grand Forks Lodge of Elks, and served for several years as treasurer of that organization.

SURVIVING RELATIVES
In 1879 Mr. Colllins was married at St. Cloud, Minn., to Miss Jean Muir of Melrose, Minn.

Besides Mrs. Collins, the deceased is survived by four sons, Albert, Thomas and Raymond Collins, all of Grand Forks and Harold Collins of Pittsburgh, Pa., four daughters, Miss Mabel Collins, Mrs. George Colborn, Mrs. Ray Dryden and Mrs. J.J. Daly, all of Grand Forks and three brothers, James Collins, Grand Forks; William Collins, Bottineau and Frank Collins of Minneapolis.

He also leaves a host of friends, especially among the older residents of the city who will deeply mourn his passing.



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Grand Forks, ND, Feb, 1924

Funeral For S. Collins This Morning


Funeral services for Stephen Collins, Riverside Park, who died Monday morning after a brief illness, will be held this morning at 9:30 from St. Michael's pro-cathedral.
Pallbearers are: A.I. Hunter, J.D. Bacon, A.F. Turner, Jos. Poupore, Wm. McLaren and J.P. Kennedy.

The clearing house banks of Greater Grand Forks will be closed from 9:30 to 11 a.m today out of respect for Mr. Collins, it was announced Wednesday.
Frank Collins, a brother, of Minneapolis and Harold Collins of Pittsburgh, a son, have arrived here for the funeral.

Mr. Collins came to Grand Forks county in 1877 and to Grand Forks in 1881, at which time he entered the farm implement business. M.F. Murphy later became a partner in the business and still later Mr. Collins became sole owner.

He was a member for several years of the Grand Forks city council as alderman from the Sixth ward, a member of the congregation of St. Michael's pro-cathedral, a member of the Elks lodge of Grand Forks and took a prominent part in civic affairs of the city.

Those who knew Mr. Collins well say that we was fond of hunting and that he invariably was the life of the camp when on a hunting trip. He was for many years one of Grand Forks' substantial citizens.

Larimore Pioneer May 1, 1941

William McLaren Died Last Thrusday

Another Pioneer of the Community Answers Summons - Funeral Services Held Sunday Afternoon

William McLaren, one of the pioneer residents of the McCanna community, passed away in the county hospital in this city last Thursday, following a lingering illness which had kept him bedridden for some time.

Born October 30th, 1858, in Perth, Ontario, Mr. McLaren came to the McCanna community 61 years ago when a young man, and engaged in farming operations for a great many years.  About seven years ago, when his health started to fail he moved to Grand Forks and lived there until about two years ago when they moved to this city and have resided here since.  He was 83 years of age at the time of his death.

Mr. McLaren took a great deal of interest in local and county politics, and was at one time a county commissioner and served on the township boards for several terms.

Surviving are the widow, three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Collins and Mrs. Cora Engh of Grand Forks, and Mrs. Floyd Warcup of this city, a niece, Mrs. George Alexander of Minneapolis, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Masonic funeral services were conducted from the Masonic Temple in this city on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, Dr. S.F. Halfyard officiating, and Rev. Nathan Daynard of the Presbyterian church preached the funeral sermon. Mrs. W. B. Bang sang "The Old Rugged Cross," accompanied by Mrs. Wm Klemer at the piano, and a quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stonehouse, Mrs. W. B. Bang and Amos D. Henry sang "Lead Kindly Light", with Mrs. Klemer accompanying.  Interment was made in Bellevue cemetery.

The following were the pallbearers: John Virden, J.F. Sheehan, James Murphy, Frank, Leo and Leonard McMahon.  Honorary pallbearers: C.N. Swanson, Nels Hemmingsen, I.O. Messelt, W.B. Bang, T.O. Stensrud and P.J. Peterson.

Obituary for Belle Crawford McLaren, Larimore Pioneer, Jan 21, 1943

Mrs. Wm. McLaren Died Tuesday


Mrs. William McLaren a long time resident of the Bachelors Grove community, died Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Engh, in Grand Forks.

Mrs. McLaren had made her home with her daughter in Grand Forks since the death of her husband in April, 1941.  Her death was due to a heart ailment.

Belle Crawford was born February 8th, 1861 at Sherbrooke, Ont., and at the time of her death was 81 years of age.  She came to the United States in 1882, with her uncle, John Crawford, one of the original bachelors of the Grove community.

The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Cora Engh and Mrs. Mabel Collins of Grand Forks and Mrs. Floyd Warcup of Bremerton, Wash., eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time.

Ida O'Neil
Born 02/18/1866
Died 08/25/1952

(Ida O'Neil was the daughter of Slanto Stauts Sanderson & Sarah Jane Latta Sanderson)

OBITUARY IN PAPER (UNKNOWN)

Funeral Today At
Fordville Church

Funeral Service is to be held at 2 PM today, Thursday, at the Fordville Presbyterian church for Mrs Ida O'Neil, one of the earliest pioneers of this community, who died at her home early Monday morning. Rev. Ray Radleff will conduct the services and special music will be rendered by J.E. Bannerman of Grafton and Mrs. G.A Hamilton. The body will lie in state at the Casement funeral home until the time of the service.

Burial will be in the Inkster cemetery and active pall bearers will be W. E. Bond, W. H. Ratcliffe, Clifton Johnston, Ralph Whaley, Arthur Pierson and Palmer Madson.

Honorary pall bearers will be Will McConnachie, Neil Johnston, Carl O. Thoe, Dr. C. E. Lommen, A. O. Rotnem, E. B. Matteson, Ole Seilstad, R. E. Hamilton and Omer Scouton.

Born at Sea Fort, Ont., Canada, February 18, 1866, Mrs. O'Neil came to Fishers Landing near Grand Forks in 1878. On April 3, 1882 she was married To John O'Neil, being the first woman to be married in Larimore. After their marriage they came to Elkmount township and located on a farm that has been her home until her death, having resided there more than 70 years.

She was a charter member of the O. E. S. lodge at Inkster, and a life long member of the Presbyterian church. She was active in all community affairs and always ready and able to be of assistance to her neighbors.

Survivors are eight daughters and one son: Mrs. Thomas Thorson, Maxbas, N. D.; Mrs. J. B. Shipley, Milwaukie, Ore.; Mrs. Robert Johnson, Froid, Mont; Mrs James Ryan, Portland, Oreg.; Mrs. R. E. Smith, Wolf Point, Mont.; Mrs. Blanch Ryan, Inkster, N.D.; Mrs. Clarence Shieder, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Ella Mae Ruland, Sanish, N.D. and Leland O'Neil who operates the home farm. There are 29 grand children, 36 great grand children and two great great grand children. Mr. O'Neil died May 20, 1924

Theodore Raschick

From the Fergus Falls Daily, Friday 23, 2000

Theodore Raschick 93 of Clitherall, died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.
Funeral services will be at 10 am Monday at First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake, with the Rev. George Dahl officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 pm, at Glende-Johnson-Nelson and Nilson Funeral Home in Battle Lake and one hour prior to the service.
A graveside service is planned Tuesday at 10am at Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Forks, ND.

Submitted by: Judy Nelson

Augusta Roeder

Augusta Roeder 69, nee Schroeder, born in Germany June 25, 1857, died at her home 618 Walnut St. in Grand Forks, ND, August 11, 1926 after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at 1:00 at the home and at 3:30 o’clock, in the Union Township Church with Rev. Willey Hoy officiating.

When a child she came with her parents to America. She married Herman Roeder in 1878. This union was blessed with ten children three preceding her in death.  She is survived by three daughters Mrs. Frank Strutz, Hatton, Mrs. Ezra Betchel, Fargo, and Mrs. Art Fischer, Holmes; four sons Paul, Herbert, Alvin and Milton, all of Thompson; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Besides a sister Reka Gensrich, Grand Forks, she is also survived by three brothers, Rev. J.J. Schroeder, Bentley, and Frank and Herman Schroeder of Holmes.

She joined the church when 14 years old and was active in church work for many years, serving as president of W.M.S at Holmes for a number of years and later at Grand Forks.

Wiley L. Hoy 1926

Herman Roeder

Herman J. Roeder 85, 618 Walnut Street died Thursday at his home. He had been a resident here since 1917.

Mr. Roeder was born December 9, 1854 at Gutsdorf Pommern, Germany and came to the United States with his parents when three years old. He lived in Green Lake County, Wisc. Until 1882 at which time he homesteaded at Holmes, ND, where he lived until coming to Grand Forks.

While at Holmes Mr. Roeder was a member of the school board and the township board. For many years he was director of the Farmers elevator at Thompson.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Paul, Herbert, Alvin and Milton all of the Holmes community; three daughters Mrs. E. Betchel, Fargo, Mrs. F. Strutz and Mrs. A. Fischer of Holmes; one brother August, Thompson; 26 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Rites for Herman J. Roeder will be today at 1 P.M. in the Hanson-Anderson chapel and 2:30 P.M. at the Evangelical church at Holmes. Rev. Ira Herzberg will officiate and burial will be in the churchyard cemetery. Pallbearers will be his four sons, Paul, Herbert, Alvin and Milton; and two son-in-laws Frank Strutz and A. Fischer, all of Holmes. Here to attend the funerals are Mr. O.O. Haugen and daughter Imogene of Minot. They will visit with Mrs. Roeder for several days.

Unknown March 30, 1940

Paul Roeder

The funeral service for Paul E. Roeder, 97, Holmes was held on Tuesday, August 20 at the Holmes United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Ellingson officiating. Organist was Mrs. John Hintermeister and soloists were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Klamm. Honorary pallbearers were all neighbors and friends. Casketbearers were Howard Fischer, Delmer Roeder, Warren Nienas, Norman Roeder, Dwight Ollman and Ted Camerud. Burial was in the Holmes United Methodist Church.

Mr. Roeder was born December 4, 1887 near Holmes, where he grew up and attended school. He later attended agriculture school, now known as North Dakota State University in Fargo. He married Helen Nienas December 10, 1913 near Holmes. They farmed near Holmes until her death in 1967. He became resident of the Tri County Nursing Home at Hatton in 1980. He entered into rest on Saturday, August 17, 1985.

Mrs. Paul Roeder
Helen Neinas Roeder

Mrs. Paul Roeder passed away Sunday, July 2 in a Grand Forks hospital where she had been a patient since June 12. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon July 5 at the Holmes EUB Church with Rev. Allan Solheim officiating. Pallbearers were Howard Fischer, Norman Roeder, Delmer Roeder, Warren Nienas, Ross Lange, Marvin Klevberg. Mrs. Elmer Ollman was organist and Mrs. Solheim was soloist. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Roeder (Helen Nienas) was born at Ripon, Wisconsin on May 17, 1887 and came to Thompson as a child with her parents the August Nienases. She was married to Mr. Roeder on December 10, 1913. The couple farmed in the Holmes community, Union Township. She was a member of the Holmes EUB church and an active member of the WSWS.

She leaves her husband, one son, four daughters; a sister, Mrs. Fred Jost of St. Paul; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Ruby) Wilson; three sisters Martha Nienas, Mrs. Gottlieb Sprunk and Mrs. Mary Wilde; and two brothers Herman and Arnold Nienas.

Alvin Roeder

Alvin Frank Roeder was born July 30, 1892 in Union Township, near Thompson, ND. His parents were the late Herman and Augusta Schroeder Roeder. He attended school near his parental home.

On February 23, 1922 he was married to Alvira Sprunk at Chaffee, ND. They farmed in Union Township. They observed their 51st wedding anniversary this year. They are members of the Holmes United Methodist Church, near Reynolds.

He entered into rest at the Northwood Hospital on July 5.

Surviving him are his wife and three sons, two brothers Paul of Thompson and Herbert of Hatton; and a sister Mrs. Frank (Emma) Strutz, of Grand Forks. His brother Milton and sisters Mrs. Ezra (Mina) Bechtel and Mrs. Art Fischer have preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held July 9 at the Holmes United Methodist Church, near Reynolds, with Rev. Francis Kinzler officiating. The Holmes Male Quartet sang with Mrs. Elmer Ollman as organist.

Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Schroeder, Henry Beine, Sr., Erwin Nienas, Ezra Griese, Elmer Ollman and Ernest Knutson.

Casketbearers were Larry Hjelmstad, Delmar Roeder, Warren Nienas, Vern Sprunk, Verrill Sprunk and Howard Fischer. Interment was in the church cemetery.

 Northwood Gleaner

Mrs. Alvin Roeder

Funeral services for Mrs. Alvin (Elvira) Roeder were held Wednesday, January 28, 1981 in the Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Reynolds with Rev. Ralph Cushing officiating. Organist was Mrs. Elmer Rebsch, The Holmes Male Quartet sang “Just a Closer Walk With Thee,’’ and “I Belong to the King.’’ Honorary pallbearers were all neighbors and friends.

Mrs. Roeder was born September 18, 1897 at Chaffee, ND, the daughter of the late Gottlieb Sprunk and Augusta Schutt. She attended school in the Chaffee community. She married Alvin Roeder February 23, 1922 at Chaffee. After their marriage the couple moved to Union Township, rural Thompson, where they famed. Alvin died in 1973. She continued to make to make her home on the farm until February 1980, when she became a resident at the Deaconess Nursing Home in Northwood. She was a member of the Holmes United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She entered into rest January 25, at the Deaconess Hospital, Northwood.

She is survived by three sons; two brothers Rev. Elmer Sprunk, West Fargo, and Eddie Sprunk, Moorhead, one sister Mrs. Eddie (Helen) Sandvig, Leonard, seven step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six brothers.

Casketbearers were Virrill Sprunk, Verne Sprunk, Delmar Roeder, Howard Fischer, Ross Lange and Warren Nienas. Committal services were held in the church.

Milton A. Roeder

Funeral services for Milton A. Roeder, lifelong resident of the Thompson community, were held Monday afternoon June 27 in the Holmes EUB Church. Mr. Roeder died Thursday at his farm home following a long illness. Rev. Allen Solheim and Rev. Walter Schott officiated at the service and interment was made in the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were Lars Trydahl, Marvin Rydland, Carl Seig, Berthold Scheel, Ernest Knutson and Murray Cox. Active pallbearers were Howard Fischer, Larry Hjelmstad, Delmer Roeder, Kenneth Roeder, Earl Roeder, and Norman Roeder. Mrs. Elmer Ollman was organist and Rev. and Mrs. Walter Schott sang.

Mr. Roeder was born November 27, 1893 in Union Township, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roeder. He attended rural school in this community and was married to Martine Hjelmstad in 1928. They farmed in Union Township near Thompson. He was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion Post of Thompson.

Survivors include his wife; four daughters; three brothers Paul, Herbert, and Alvin, Thompson; two sisters Mrs. Arthur (Edna) Fischer, Thompson, and Mrs. Frank (Emma) Strutz, Grand Forks; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

 

Herbert Alvin Roeder

Herbert Alvin Roeder was born February 16, 1891, in Union Township east of Hatton, son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Herman and Augusta (Schroeder) Roeder. He attended rural school in Union Township and grew to manhood in the Hatton-Thompson area. He married Caroline Fischer of Thompson October 31, 1917. After their marriage they farmed in Union Township until their retirement in 1967. Mrs. Roeder died February 17, 1968. He was a resident of Tri-County Retirement and Nursing Home, having entered there in 1967. He died there May 10.

He was a member of Holmes United Methodist Church east of Hatton and had served on the school board in Union Township for about 20 years. He is also well remembered for his beautiful oil paintings, which he did for a hobby with many given as gifts or remembrances to neighbors and friends and relatives; however, as his paintings became more well known he sold several to art enthusiasts.

Surviving are a son and three daughters, 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; a brother Paul, Thompson, and sister Mrs. Frank (Emma) Strutz, Grand Forks. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Alvin, Ernest, Albert, Milton; and three sisters Mrs. Art (Edna) Fischer, Mrs. Ezra (Mina) Bechtel and Amanda.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 13, at Holmes United Methodist Church with Pastor Darrell Aleson officiating. Organist was Greg Schroeder. Wayne and Donna Roeder sang a vocal duet for special music. They sang “In the Sweet Bye and Bye’’ and “Just a Closer Walk’’ Honorary pallbearers were all neighbors and friends. Casketbearers were grandsons Marlon Lange, Kevin Lange, Donovan Lange, Darrell Hart, Wayne Roeder and Robert Roeder. Interment was in the Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Herbert (Caroline) Roeder

Mrs. Herbert (Caroline) Roeder, was born May 19, 1895 at Olivia, MN, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Fischer. She attended school and grew to womanhood at Olivia, MN. She came to Grand Forks in 1914. October 31, 1917 she was united in marriage to Mr. Roeder. They farmed in Union Township near Thompson. They retired from active farming in 1965 and continued to live on the farm until December 1967 when they made their home at the Tri-County Home in Hatton. They observed their 50th wedding anniversary October 31, 1967. She was a member of the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church. Mrs. Roeder entered into rest February 17 at the Northwood Hospital. She had been in poor health the past few years.

She leaves her husband, Herbert; one son and three daughters. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters also survive Arthur Fischer, Thompson, Oliver Fischer, Lengby, MN, and Mrs. Fred (Cora) Buck, Wimbledon, ND. She was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters George and Louis, Miss Clara Fischer, Mrs. Albert (Annie) Lueck, Mrs. Wm. (Bertha) Berndt and Mrs. Harden (Myrtle) Buck.

Funeral services were held Tuesday February 20 at the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church with Allen Solheim officiating. Mrs. Elroy Lange served as organist with vocal duets by Mrs. Elmer Hjelmstad and Mrs. Donald Ollman. Her final resting place was the church cemetery.

Ida O'Neil
Born 02/18/1866
Died 08/25/1952

(Ida O'Neil was the daughter of Slanto Stauts Sanderson & Sarah Jane Latta Sanderson)

OBITUARY IN PAPER (UNKNOWN)

Funeral Today At
Fordville Church

Funeral Service is to be held at 2 PM today, Thursday, at the Fordville Presbyterian church for Mrs Ida O'Neil, one of the earliest pioneers of this community, who died at her home early Monday morning. Rev. Ray Radleff will conduct the services and special music will be rendered by J.E. Bannerman of Grafton and Mrs. G.A Hamilton. The body will lie in state at the Casement funeral home until the time of the service.

Burial will be in the Inkster cemetery and active pall bearers will be W. E. Bond, W. H. Ratcliffe, Clifton Johnston, Ralph Whaley, Arthur Pierson and Palmer Madson.

Honorary pall bearers will be Will McConnachie, Neil Johnston, Carl O. Thoe, Dr. C. E. Lommen, A. O. Rotnem, E. B. Matteson, Ole Seilstad, R. E. Hamilton and Omer Scouton.

Born at Sea Fort, Ont., Canada, February 18, 1866, Mrs. O'Neil came to Fishers Landing near Grand Forks in 1878. On April 3, 1882 she was married To John O'Neil, being the first woman to be married in Larimore. After their marriage they came to Elkmount township and located on a farm that has been her home until her death, having resided there more than 70 years.

She was a charter member of the O. E. S. lodge at Inkster, and a life long member of the Presbyterian church. She was active in all community affairs and always ready and able to be of assistance to her neighbors.

Survivors are eight daughters and one son: Mrs. Thomas Thorson, Maxbas, N. D.; Mrs. J. B. Shipley, Milwaukie, Ore.; Mrs. Robert Johnson, Froid, Mont; Mrs James Ryan, Portland, Oreg.; Mrs. R. E. Smith, Wolf Point, Mont.; Mrs. Blanch Ryan, Inkster, N.D.; Mrs. Clarence Shieder, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Ella Mae Ruland, Sanish, N.D. and Leland O'Neil who operates the home farm. There are 29 grand children, 36 great grand children and two great great grand children. Mr. O'Neil died May 20, 1924

Mrs. Frank Strutz
 ( Emma Roeder Strutz )

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Strutz (Emma) Strutz were held Monday, August 1 at the Valley Memorial Home and Holmes United Methodist Church with Pastors Lloyd Nelson and Ralph Cushing officiating. Organist was Mrs. Elroy Lange and soloist was Mrs. Donald Anderson.

Mrs. Strutz was the first white child born in Union Township August 27, 1882, the daughter of the late Herman Roeder and Augusta Schroeder. She attended rural school in Union Township and there she grew to womanhood. She married Frank Strutz December 4, 1907. The couple made their home on the farm and farmed until his death in 1947. She moved to Grand Forks in 1964 and for the next 131/2 years made her home at the Valley Memorial Home. She entered into rest at Valley Memorial July 28, 1977. She was a member of the Holmes United Methodist Church, rural Reynolds.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Milton and Alvin Roeder; two sisters Mrs. Ezra (Mina) Bectel, Mrs. Art (Edna) Fischer, and Albert, Ernest and Amanda in infancy.

Casketbearers were Earl Roeder, Howard Fischer, Norman Roeder, Delmer Roeder, Kenneth Bohlmann, and Herbert Strutz. Interment was in the Church Cemetery.

Frank Strutz Died Saturday

People in the Holmes and neighboring communities were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Frank Strutz on Saturday evening at about 9:15 o’clock in the Deaconess hospital in Grand Forks, where he had been admitted on Friday afternoon. Death was caused by a heart condition.

Mr. Strutz was born in Stettin Germany on August 21, 1880 and came to America with his parents and family in the early summer of 1892. The family settled in the Holmes community and he had made his home there ever since.

On December 4, 1907 he was united in marriage to Emma Roeder, who together with their three daughters, survive his passing. He also leaves one brother, Wm Strutuz of Reynolds, two sisters Lillie Strutz and Mrs. Emma Bohlman of Thompson, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Holmes Evangelical United Brethren Church. Rev. Clarence Schaeffer will officiate. Burial will be in the churchyard cemetery.

The body will lie in state at the Olson, Hegg, & Pederson Funeral Home from 10 to 11 o’clock Thursday morning and from 12 to 2 at the Holmes Church.

Pallbearers will be John Tufte, Arnold Nienas, Lou Beine, Rueben Lenz, Melvin Hjelmstad and Arnold Nienas (name listed twice).

Unknown 1947

Cora Ward
Elizabeth Prowse Ward




 
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