Ruth Langer

Ruth LangerRuth L Langer, age 85, of Valley City, ND and formerly of Alice, ND died Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014 at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Friday at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Valley City, ND with Msgr. Dennis Skonseng celebrant.  Visitation will be from 5PM until 7 PM Thursday at the Lerud-Schuldt Funeral Home in Valley City with a Prayer Service recited at 7 PM.  Interment will take place in the Alice Community Cemetery at 1:30 PM Friday.

Ruth Langer was born Feb. 3, 1929 at her grandmother’s house at Tower City, ND the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Outram) Aljoe.  She grew up at Tower City and attended school there and on Oct. 28, 1947 was married to Leo Langer.  The couple made their home and farmed near Alice, ND where they raised a family.  Ruth and Leo retired from farming and in 1987 moved to Valley City.  Leo passed away in 2002 and Ruth continued to make her home at Valley City, moving to the Sheyenne Care Center in 2010.  Ruth was active as a 4-H Leader, member of the El-Cliff Homemakers Club, and the St. Henry’s Altar Society–all at Alice, ND.

Ruth is survived by her three children: Wayne (Maureen) Langer, Fingal, ND, Debbie (Mike) Kohler, Valley City, ND, and Gary (Pamela) Langer, Columbus, NE; 6 grandchildren: Nicole (Barry) Davidson, Rachel (Steve) Schall, Jeremy (Breya) Langer, Matthew (fiancee Tami) Langer, Jedidiah (Katie) Kohler, and Brittany Kohler; 8 great grandchildren: Kaden and Kaia Davidson, Hudson and Landon Schall, Ean and MacKenzie Langer, Lorali Hopwood, and Drew Kohler; a brother Duane (Muriel) Aljoe, Fargo, ND; two sisters Darlene (James) Anderson, Wyndmere, ND and Ardis (Harold) Oettle, Cooperstown, ND.  Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a brother, Joseph.

An online guest book is available at

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CHS Propane Terminal Dedication Wednesday

HANNAFORD, N.D. ( Cenex Harvest States new rail propane terminal will be dedicated during an open house near Hannaford, North Dakota on Wednesday, September 17.

The new terminal will help CHS safely and reliably supply propane to new and existing customers in a region affected by the reversal of the Cochin pipeline.

The propane storage capacity will be 1,080,000 gallons. The site will be able to unload six rail cars every 4.5 hours with two truck loading bays capable of loading six trucks per hour.

The $24 million dollar CHS terminal investment was constructed to develop a robust supply network for propane customers in northern states.

A dedication, lunch and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held from 11am to 2pm on September 17 along with terminal tours open to the public.

The propane terminal is owned by CHS Inc. and will be operated by Central Plains Ag Services, a joint venture with CHS.

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Lucas Murdie

Lucas MurdieLucas Murdie, age 35, of Springfield, MO, died September 1, 2014 in Rawlins, WY.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 20th at Grace Free Lutheran Church in Valley City.  Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church in Valley City.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Tower City, ND.

Lucas was born November 2, 1978 to Donna Murdie of Tower City, ND.  Lucas attended school in Tower City and Valley City before moving to Missouri.  While in Missouri, he met and married his wife Chasity.  Lucas worked at nursing homes and also did construction work.

Lucas is survived by his wife Chasity; his six children, Demetric, Isaiaha, Keshawn, Jada, Arayna and Kya, all Springfield, MO; three brothers, Bradely, Bret and Brandon; grandmother, Genevieve McNeal, Tower City, ND; one aunt, Shirley Murdie, Nixa, MO.

Lucas was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Murdie.

He will be missed by all.

Funeral arrangements by the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home of Valley City.  Online guestbook available at

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Vikings Update 9/15


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