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Aug 20, 2012



Diane Bachmeier, 68, Minot, ND, died Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at Trinity Hospital in Minot with her daughters by her side.

Diane Marie Eide was born February 21, 1944, the daughter of Malvin and Elsie (Wurgler) Eide, in Rugby, ND. She was raised on a farm south of York, and educated at a country school near her home and in Rugby.

Diane married George J. Bachmeier October 19, 1963, in Rugby, ND. This union was blessed with two precious daughters, Renee and Paula. They made their home in Minot, where Diane worked for the Minot Public School system as an assistant cook. She retired in 2008, after 30 years with the public schools. George passed away August 15, 2009.

She was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot, and the Minot American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters, Alicea and Miranda. They were the light of her life. She also enjoyed gardening and embroidery work, as well as visiting with her many friends.

Those who shared in her life: two daughters, Renee (Duane) Hiller, Minot, and Paula (Mark) Duchscherer, Lansford, ND; two granddaughters, Alicea Hiller and Miranda Hiller, both of Minot; mother, Elsie Eide, Rugby; brother, Ron (Sally) Eide, AZ; sister, Jane (Curtis) Brorby, York, ND; sisters-in-law, Margaret Brossart, Rugby, ND, Marion Hauck, Rugby, Theresa (Frank) Brossart, Rugby, Dorothy (Emanuel) Grad, Harvey, ND, and Rose (Stanley) Casavant, Rolette, ND; brothers-in-law, Maurice (Bernice) Bachmeier, Mesa, AZ, and August (Marscida) Bachmeier, Minot; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Diane was preceded in death by her husband, George; father, Malvin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Katherine Bachmeier.

Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.

Visitation: Monday, August 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Those wishing to sign the online register and share memories may access the online obituaries section at (www.thompsonlarson.com).

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Aug 20, 2012

Dale Pretzer

Funeral services were held Friday, August 17, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington for Dale Harold Pretzer, Sr., 82, Carrington, who died Tuesday August 14 at Carrington Health Center.

Burial was in Carrington Cemetery.

Dale was born January 1, 1930 in Velva, a son of Sidney and Esther (Olson) Pretzer. After graduating from Velva High School, he joined the Navy in 1948 and served in the Korean War. After being honorably discharged in 1952, he attended the ND State School of Science in Wahpeton, where he got a two-year Drafting and Estimating Trade degree. In 1954 he started work as a draftsman/estimator for Patterson Lumber in Rugby. In 1955 he married Inez Marie Shaw. In 1958 he and his family moved to Carrington, where he worked as a draftsman/estimator for Schulz Lumber. He married Dorothy Mae (Duursma) Rafferty after Inez’s passing. In 1991 he worked at Cash & Carry Lumber in New Rockford. He retired in 2010 at age 80.

Dale is survived by daughters, Vickie Quast, Dos Palos, Calif.; Joanne Helfrich, Carrington; Roxanne Pretzer, El Paso, Texas; sons, Greg Pretzer, Madison, Ala.; Rickie Pretzer, Carrington; Scott Pretzer, Fort Pierre, S.D.; Dale “Buddy” Pretzer, Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.; Rev. Michael Pretzer, Rugby; sister, Lois Effertz, Minot; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wives, and son, David.

Rev. Bruce Vold officiated. Music was provided by Clara Edwardson, organist.

Casketbearers were Dale’s children. Honorary bearers were Terry Carlson, Wayne Lesmeister, Roger Schroeder, Elmer Finch, Jeff Goltz, Caroline Goltz, Ralph “Bud” Duursma, Jr., Kasper Vetter, and all of Dale’s friends.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Carrington.

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