Obituaries

Orpha Bertsch

Orpha Amelia Bertsch, 93, Jamestown, North Dakota, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown. Orpha A. Wahl was born to John and Emilie (Rothfusz) Wahl on May 7, 1923, at Ashley, ND. Orpha graduated from Ashley High School in 1942. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in...
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Ritchie Jacobson

Ritchie Jacobson, 66, Gackle, ND, died on Thursday, April 20, 2017 after a battle with lung cancer.  Ritchie was born June 16, 1950 in Fargo, ND to Mavis and Orville Jacobson.  Ritchie grew up in Fargo and attended Fargo Public Schools, graduating from North High in 1968.  Ritchie was involved in the arts, music, and theatre while in school...
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Glenn Irvine

Glenn Irvine, 89, LaMoure, ND died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the St. Rose Care Center in LaMoure. Glenn was born March 23, 1928 at Chicago, IL, the son of Thomas Glenn Irvine and Hazel Marie (Dobbs) Irvine.  At an early age he moved with his parents to Independence, MO where he attended school, received his GED and grew...
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Marie Bohn

Marie Mae Bohn, 98, of Medina, North Dakota, died on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Bethany on 42nd Street in Fargo, North Dakota. Marie Mae Andres was born on April 30, 1918 in Medina, North Dakota. She was the seventh child of ten children born to Albert Julius Carl and Theresa Augusta (Hartzfeldt) Andres. She attended the local country...
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Moody Farhart

Moody M. Farhart, 90, died April 17, 2017 at the Eckstein Center – Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born near Ross, North Dakota on December 22, 1926, the son of Boalley and Rose (Lynch) Farhart.  He was the fourth of eleven children. From 1950-1952, he served in the Korean War as a paratrooper in the 11th...
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Robert Unruh

Robert Unruh, 85, of Motley, MN and formerly of Fargo, ND, Jamestown, ND, and Colorado Springs, CO, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, while in hospice care at Harmony House in Motley, MN. Robert was born July 18, 1931 in Wishek, ND, to Christine Schilling and Christian Unruh. He grew up on his family’s farm in Wishek. He entered the...
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Viola Vigen

Viola Constance (Olson) Vigen, 89, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown, ND. Vi was born on January 28, 1928 to Harry and Annie (Kyllo) Olson in Greenfield Township. She was raised on the family farm and attended rural school. In 1950 she married Wayne Vigen and they made their homes in Mayville, Walhalla,...
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Timothy Gassmann

Timothy Gassmann, age 56, of Fargo, ND, died Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND.  A memorial mass will be celebrated at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 20th at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Valley City.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM and Thursday from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at St....
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