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Helen I. Bjornson, 65, Hawley, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, in Barnesville, Minn., under hospice care. Helen Irene Krebs was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Barnesville, where she graduated in 1957 from high school. On Sept. 14, 1957, she married Kermit Bjornson near Sabin, Minn. They farmed near Hawley. He died in 1973. In 1981, she moved near Cormorant, Minn. She moved to Hawley in 2004.
Norman M. Eide, 87, Omaha, Neb., formerly Moorhead, died Sunday in an Omaha hospital. The funeral will be Friday at 10 in Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Moorhead. (Korsmo, Moorhead) Miyo Nordenstrom, 75, Fargo, died Monday in Innovis Hospital, Fargo. (Boulger, Fargo) Clarence Davis, 98, Moorhead, died Monday in Fargo under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. (Wright, Moorhead) Ernest Holst, 93, Selz, N.D., died Monday in St. Aloisius Medical Center, Harvey, N.D. (Hertz, Harvey) James Lewis Blackwell, 77, Dilworth, died Monday in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo.
Chester Francis Eiken, 94, Moorhead, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Mr. Eiken was born Dec. 16, 1910, in Portland, N.D., where he grew up and graduated from high school. On Jan. 5, 1942, he married Valerie Puhalla in Moorhead. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 until his discharge in 1946. In 1947, they moved to Fargo, and in 1951, they moved to Moorhead. He worked for Berg Fargo Motor. He worked for Northwestern Equipment, Fargo, for 24 years.
John J. Ivesdal, 96, Edmore, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in First Care Health Center, Park River, N.D. Mr. Ivesdal was born Sept. 16, 1908, in Edmore, where he graduated from high school. He attended the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. On Nov. 14, 1936, he married Orrel Overbo in Hampden, N.D. They operated a cream station and ice cream parlor for several years. He worked as North Dakota dairy inspector for more than 20 years and North Dakota assistant dairy commissioner. He also did income tax preparation for area residents. She died in 1994.
Alma G. Howes, 90, Edmore, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake, N.D. Alma G. Fossum was born Feb. 28, 1914, in Lawton, N.D., where she grew up and graduated from high school. On June 29, 1939, she married Russell Howes in Devils Lake. They farmed near Edmore. In 1956, they moved into Edmore. Her husband died in 1985.
Elnor R. Blanding, 86, Minneapolis, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, in Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis. Elnor Ruth Nelson was born July 4, 1918, in Westby, Wis., where she grew up and attended school. She attended school in Alma, Mich., from 1931 to 1933. She moved to Detroit Lakes, where she graduated from high school in 1937. On July 6, 1941, she married Henry Blanding in Detroit Lakes, where they lived. She worked for Blandings Department Store, Detroit Lakes. She lived in Emmanuel Nursing Home, Detroit Lakes, for 1½ years.
Thomas R. Bornsen, 57, Fort Pierce, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, in Port Saint Lucie (Fla.) Medical Center. Mr. Bornsen was born Dec. 16, 1947, in Northwood (N.D.) Hospital, Northwood. He graduated in 1965 from Larimore (N.D.) High School. He graduated from North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, and the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. He worked nine years in the iron field.
Faye Pepple, 65, Fessenden, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, in MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. Faye Lafferty was born Nov. 20, 1939, in Leyden, N.D. She attended school in Walhalla, N.D. On Sept. 8, 1958, she married Ervin Pepple in Crookston, Minn. They lived in several locations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. In the mid-1960s, they moved to Emrich, N.D. In 1968, they moved to Fessenden. She worked for Jack and Jill Store, Fessenden, and as a cook for Fessenden Public School. He died in 1998.
The North Dakota Department of Transportation will be posting load restrictions beginning at 7 a.m. today on some state roadways. Load restrictions will be enforced on all highways south of Interstate 94 and west of U.S. Highway 83. Additional restrictions include the following routes: - State Highway 16 from Interstate 94 to state Highway 68 - State Highway 200 from Chaneney Creek Road exit to U.S.
Ramona Edinger Anderson, 76, Minot, N.D., died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005. The memorial service will be Wednesday at 11 in Vincent United Methodist Church, Minot. (Thompson-Larson, Minot)