×
×
homepage logo

Obituary

Feb 24, 2012

Peggy Bennett

Funeral services were held in Houston, Texas, for Peggy Bennett, 55, of Houston, who died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.

Peggy was born July 4, 1956, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby, a daughter of Beverly (Lewis) and Robert Tofte. She married Vern Bennett Jan. 21, 1973, and lived in Houston the rest of her life.

She is survived by two children, Karen Sue Bennett and Vern P. Bennett, Jr.; five grandchildren; her mother, Beverly Miller, Rugby; sisters, Penny Tofte and Paula Davis and a brother, Perry Schmidt.

Peggy was prePeggy Bennett

Funeral services were held in Houston, Texas, for Peggy Bennett, 55, of Houston, who died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.

Peggy was born July 4, 1956, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby, a daughter of Beverly (Lewis) and Robert Tofte. She married Vern Bennett Jan. 21, 1973, and lived in Houston the rest of her life.

She is survived by two children, Karen Sue Bennett and Vern P. Bennett, Jr.; five grandchildren; her mother, Beverly Miller, Rugby; sisters, Penny Tofte and Paula Davis and a brother, Perry Schmidt.

Peggy was prePeggy Bennett

Funeral services were held in Houston, Texas, for Peggy Bennett, 55, of Houston, who died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.

Peggy was born July 4, 1956, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby, a daughter of Beverly (Lewis) and Robert Tofte. She married Vern Bennett Jan. 21, 1973, and lived in Houston the rest of her life.

She is survived by two children, Karen Sue Bennett and Vern P. Bennett, Jr.; five grandchildren; her mother, Beverly Miller, Rugby; sisters, Penny Tofte and Paula Davis and a brother, Perry Schmidt.

Peggy was prePeggy Bennett

Funeral services were held in Houston, Texas, for Peggy Bennett, 55, of Houston, who died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.

Peggy was born July 4, 1956, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby, a daughter of Beverly (Lewis) and Robert Tofte. She married Vern Bennett Jan. 21, 1973, and lived in Houston the rest of her life.

She is survived by two children, Karen Sue Bennett and Vern P. Bennett, Jr.; five grandchildren; her mother, Beverly Miller, Rugby; sisters, Penny Tofte and Paula Davis and a brother, Perry Schmidt.

Peggy was pre

Please Enter Your Facebook App ID. Required for FB Comments. Click here for FB Comments Settings page

Obituary

Feb 24, 2012

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford, for Roger D. Gronos, 80, of New Rockford, who died Feb. 12 at his home.

Burial was in the N.D. Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Roger was born Dec. 22, 1931, in Rugby, a son of George and Esther (Hittle) Gronos. He graduated from Wolford High School in 1949, and then went to work in the oil fields near Tioga. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953, and served in Korea. He married Althea Fletschock June 28, 1955, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Cando. He began his career in the oil business in 1955 at the Farmers Union in Rugby. After joining Standard Oil Company in 1957, the family moved to Mylo. He transferred to New Rockford in 1971, when he purchased the business that became known as Gronos Oil Company. He continued his bulk oil company until retiring in 1984. Following his retirement, he held several jobs, including rural mail carrier and crop adjuster.

He was a member of the ambulance and fire department, the New Rockford Eagles, VFW and American Legion, and served on the St. John’s Parish Council.

He is survived by his wife, Althea; four children, Valerie Weisenburger, Bruce Gronos, Lisa Engels, and Allison Haley, all of New Rockford; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Owen; a brother, Gary Gronos; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, George and James Gronos.

Father Bernard Pfau, Father Lawrence Haas, and Father Jerome Hunkler officiated. Music was provided by Annette Hovey, vocalist, and Heather Klocke, organist.

Casketbearers were his grandsons, Lucas Weisenburger, Preston Weisenburger, Jacob Engels, Matthew Engels, Mason Haley, Ethan Haley, and Kaleb Haley.

Military honors were accorded by the Raymond B. Thorn American Legion Post #30 and the N.D. National Guard.

Arrangements by Evans Funerac

Please Enter Your Facebook App ID. Required for FB Comments. Click here for FB Comments Settings page

Obituary

Feb 24, 2012

Emanuel Wiest

Funeral services will be held at a later date for Emanuel T. Wiest, 61, of Las Vegas, who died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at his home.

Emanuel was born May 27, 1950, in Harvey, a son of John and Catherine (Klein) Wiest. He grew up on the family farm near Selz, and graduated from Harvey High School in 1968. Following high school, he attended Minot State College. He married Jeanette Zacher of Balta in 1973 at Selz. That marriage ended in 1986. He lived in Fargo from 1973 to 2000, and then moved to Las Vegas. While living in Fargo, he was self-employed as a truck driver and was a salesman for an oil heater company.

He is survived by a son, John J., West Fargo; a daughter, Katie Hanson, West Fargo; one grandson; sisters, Celine Bartsch, Riverdale, and Corrine Mack, Balta; brothers, Virgil, Yakima, Wash., Joe Allen, Velva, J.P., Jamestown, Dwight, Gackle, Sylvinus, Colorado Springs, Colo., Trevelyan, Sykeston, Vivain, Beulah, and Adrian, Subic Bay, Philippines; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Juliette.

Please Enter Your Facebook App ID. Required for FB Comments. Click here for FB Comments Settings page

Obituary

Feb 24, 2012

Mark John Butz

1937-2012

On February 20, 2012 Mark John Butz died at MedCenter One in Bismarck, North Dakota. Mark was preceded in death by Diane (Little Adair), his beloved wife of 52 years, who passed away in February of 2011 and his son, Matthew, who died as an infant in July of 1968.

Mark was born on September 27, 1937 to Cyrel and Alvina Butz in Williston, North Dakota. He lived in Chicago and Williston in his early years before moving to Minot, where he graduated from St. Leo’s High School. Mark attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, before obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He received his JD from UND School of Law in 1963.

Mark was married to Diane Adair Nelson on December 27, 1958 and they moved to Rugby, North Dakota in 1963. Mark and Diane lived in the Rugby area for 48 years and raised five children. The family spent their summers at Lake Metigoshe and Mark and Diane made the lake their home for 10 years before Mark returned to Rugby this past fall.

Mark was the consummate family man and his family was always the center of his world. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. He provided unwavering support and boundless generosity to his entire family.

Mark also cherished the countless friends he made throughout his life. Mark’s home was always open for company and he and Diane loved to entertain. Whether it was his traditional “Masters Party”, or the pontoons full of people dropping by at the lake, Mark loved to be with his friends. Not only did he always have enough food and drinks to go around, he made sure he had on hand exactly what his friends liked. Mark’s huge heart, hearty laugh and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Besides his love of family and friends, Mark had many passions in life. He loved the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals. He made many trips to Busch Stadium and Lambeau Field to see his favorite teams play. He loved travelling, collecting watches, cars, and playing golf. A highlight was his hole-in-one at the Rugby Country Club in 1992.

One of Mark’s wishes was to practice law for 50 years and sadly he didn’t quite make that milestone. During his time in Rugby, Mark served as the mayor, City Attorney and for a time he was the Pierce County Assistant States Attorney. In the late 1980’s he served as special judge in the Turtle Mountain Tribal Court. He provided legal services to countless other individuals, businesses, boards and groups throughout the years. He was awarded the Community Service Award by the North Dakota Bar Association in 2007.

Mark is survived by his children, Jan and her husband, Lee Ehresman, Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Joni and her husband, Jim Moen, Minot; Mark N. and his wife, Patty Butz, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Philip J. and his wife, Karla Butz, Bismarck; and Nicole and her husband, David Wiemiller, Chaska, Minnesota. He leaves behind 15 grandchildren: Jack, Mark, Nick and Sam Ehresman, Matthew and Luke Moen, Chelsea, Callea, and Chaznea Butz, Preston and Tatum Butz, and Jake, Alex, Sam, and Reese Wiemiller; and one great-grandchild, Iris Buck. He is also survived by his brother Jacques and his wife Diane Butz, Destin, Florida; his sister, Jill and her husband Vincent H. Lombardi, Green Valley Arizona; his brother Patrick and his wife Sandy, Minot, and his sister Carla and her husband Jerome Carlin, Mahtomedi, Minnesota.

Memorial Services were held at Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby on Friday, February 24, 2012. Rev. Thomas Graner and Rev. Paul Schuster officiated. His grandsons served as honorary urn bearers. Burial will be in the spring in Little Flower Cemetery in Rugby.

Memorials are appreciated to the Little Flower Church in Rugby or St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Bottineau.

The social gathering that Mark wanted was held at the Stadium in Bottineau on Friday.

Arrangements by Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby.

Paid obituaryMark John Butz

1937-2012

On February 20, 2012 Mark John Butz died at MedCenter One in Bismarck, North Dakota. Mark was preceded in death by Diane (Little Adair), his beloved wife of 52 years, who passed away in February of 2011 and his son, Matthew, who died as an infant in July of 1968.

Mark was born on September 27, 1937 to Cyrel and Alvina Butz in Williston, North Dakota. He lived in Chicago and Williston in his early years before moving to Minot, where he graduated from St. Leo’s High School. Mark attended the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, before obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He received his JD from UND School of Law in 1963.

Mark was married to Diane Adair Nelson on December 27, 1958 and they moved to Rugby, North Dakota in 1963. Mark and Diane lived in the Rugby area for 48 years and raised five children. The family spent their summers at Lake Metigoshe and Mark and Diane made the lake their home for 10 years before Mark returned to Rugby this past fall.

Mark was the consummate family man and his family was always the center of his world. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. He provided unwavering support and boundless generosity to his entire family.

Mark also cherished the countless friends he made throughout his life. Mark’s home was always open for company and he and Diane loved to entertain. Whether it was his traditional “Masters Party”, or the pontoons full of people dropping by at the lake, Mark loved to be with his friends. Not only did he always have enough food and drinks to go around, he made sure he had on hand exactly what his friends liked. Mark’s huge heart, hearty laugh and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Besides his love of family and friends, Mark had many passions in life. He loved the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals. He made many trips to Busch Stadium and Lambeau Field to see his favorite teams play. He loved travelling, collecting watches, cars, and playing golf. A highlight was his hole-in-one at the Rugby Country Club in 1992.

One of Mark’s wishes was to practice law for 50 years and sadly he didn’t quite make that milestone. During his time in Rugby, Mark served as the mayor, City Attorney and for a time he was the Pierce County Assistant States Attorney. In the late 1980’s he served as special judge in the Turtle Mountain Tribal Court. He provided legal services to countless other individuals, businesses, boards and groups throughout the years. He was awarded the Community Service Award by the North Dakota Bar Association in 2007.

Mark is survived by his children, Jan and her husband, Lee Ehresman, Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Joni and her husband, Jim Moen, Minot; Mark N. and his wife, Patty Butz, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Philip J. and his wife, Karla Butz, Bismarck; and Nicole and her husband, David Wiemiller, Chaska, Minnesota. He leaves behind 15 grandchildren: Jack, Mark, Nick and Sam Ehresman, Matthew and Luke Moen, Chelsea, Callea, and Chaznea Butz, Preston and Tatum Butz, and Jake, Alex, Sam, and Reese Wiemiller; and one great-grandchild, Iris Buck. He is also survived by his brother Jacques and his wife Diane Butz, Destin, Florida; his sister, Jill and her husband Vincent H. Lombardi, Green Valley Arizona; his brother Patrick and his wife Sandy, Minot, and his sister Carla and her husband Jerome Carlin, Mahtomedi, Minnesota.

Memorial Services were held at Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby on Friday, February 24, 2012. Rev. Thomas Graner and Rev. Paul Schuster officiated. His grandsons served as honorary urn bearers. Burial will be in the spring in Little Flower Cemetery in Rugby.

Memorials are appreciated to the Little Flower Church in Rugby or St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Bottineau.

The social gathering that Mark wanted was held at the Stadium in Bottineau on Friday.

Arrangements by Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby.

Paid obituary

Please Enter Your Facebook App ID. Required for FB Comments. Click here for FB Comments Settings page