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Obituaries

Wayne E. Busch

March 9, 1933-Sept. 18, 2021 Wayne E. Busch passed away on September 18, 2021, at Presbyterian Manor in Newton, KS. Wayne was born in Rug- by, ND on March 9, 1933 to John and Mary Busch. He finished his education at Minot State Teachers College and began his ...

Area Death

Sandra Potterton, 60, Rugby, died on Sunday, September 19, 2021 in a Minot Hospital (Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby)

Joan Hiller

April 10, 1949-Sept. 9, 2021 Joan Hiller, 72, Minot, formerly of Rugby, died Thursday, September 9, 2021, in a Minot Hospital. Joan was born April 10, 1949, at Moorhead, Min- nesota, the daughter of Jerome and Mildred (Solum) Sillerud. She was raised and educated in ...

Ken Schmaltz

Aug. 16, 1950-Sept. 2, 2021 Ken Schmaltz, 71, of Ocean Park, Wash., died Thursday, Sept. 2 at his home. Ken was born Aug. 16, 1950 to Daniel and Francis (Axtman) Schmaltz. He grew up in Balta and graduated from Balta High School in 1968. He worked for Great ...

Wesley Brandt

Nov. 15, 1939-Sept. 10, 2021 Wesley Brandt, 81, Minot, ND, formerly of Mesa, AZ and Glenburn, ND, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021, at his home. Wesley Brandt was born November 15, 1939, the son of Henry and Cora (Grondahl) Brandt, in Rugby, ND. He was raised ...

Janice Yvonne (Peterson) Blessum

Oct. 29, 1937-Aug. 29, 2021 As a result of Alzheimer’s the long goodbye to our beautiful mom, grandmother, great-grandmother and loving wife to Roger for 64 years ended August 29, 2021. Jan was born October 29, 1937 in Rugby ND, the Geographical Center of ...

Walter P. Schmaltz

Aug. 23, 1935-Sept. 2, 2021 Walter P. Schmaltz, the son of Philip J. and Julia (Goetz) Schmaltz was born on August 23, 1935 in Rugby, North Dakota. He died at the age of 86 years on Thursday, Sep- tember 2, 2021 at the Haa- land Home in Rugby, North ...

Ronald Olson

May 25, 1940-Aug. 28, 2021 Ronald Peter Olson was born on May 25, 1940 to Rolf and Johanna (Thor- vilson) Olson in Rugby, North Dakota. He was called home to be with Jesus at the age of 81 years on Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Rugby, North Dakota. Ron spent his ...

Area Deaths

Irene Hager, 99, Rugby, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, in a Rugby hospital. (Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby)

Keith Anthony Axtmann

Nov. 24, 1950-Sept. 3, 2021 Keith Anthony Axtmann, the son of Ni- cholas and Veronica (Bertsch) Axtmann was born on November 24, 1950 in Rugby, North Dakota. He earned his angel wings at the age of 70 years on Friday, Sep- tember 3, 2021 at his home near Balta, ...