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Obituary

Sep 16, 2012

Philip LeRoy

Gupman

Philip LeRoy Gupman was born on December 21, 1923 at the homestead of his parents, Oliver and Edith (Holbrook) Gupman in Adams County, North Dakota. He stayed on the farm, farming and ranching for 83 years, then moved to Rugby, North Dakota to live with his daughter Ruth, because of declining health. He died at the age of 88 years on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Heart of America Medical Center.

Philip attended elementary school at Cedar Butte School, and through his high school years, he took three years by correspondence, until attending Lemmon High School his senior year, graduating in 1942. After high school, he did basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas where he was slated to go into officer training, but because his two older brothers were already serving in the Armed Forces, he was given an honorable discharge and sent home to help on the farm. On June 5, 1949, he was united in marriage to Luella Magstadt. The couple started their family and had 4 children, which expanded to include 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. They were also foster parents for 15 years and included 10 foster children, 5 foster grandchildren and 4 foster great-grandchildren, numerous others ‘adopted’ Philip and Luella as grandpa and grandma. He was always active in the community, starting when he was young with 4-H, and was a leader for many years when his children were old enough to attend. He held offices in Township and School District Boards, was an Adams County Commissioner for one term; he was a member of the Regional Foster Parent’s Association, President of the North Dakota State Foster Parents Association, a member of the West River Medical Center Board of Directors, and on the Adams County Social Service Board. Philip attended the Zoar E.U.B./United Methodist Church from 1949 to 2007, where he held various positions including Sunday School Superintendent, Lay Leader and Treasurer. In Rugby, he attended Calvary Evangelical Free Church. He served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Crossroads Range (a Christian family retreat center) in the 70’s. In 2000, he and his wife went on a volunteer mission trip to Henderson Settlement in the Appalachians of Kentucky for 10 days and being the oldest in the group, they were ‘adopted’ as grandma and grandpa.

In his past time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, reading, playing computer games, Suduko, writing poetry and a book about his life, but his most passionate interest was his family. Although he was a man of few words, his sense of humor, listening ear and love of the Lord drew others to him. Because of dad’s life we were blessed, through his illness we were challenged, in his death we are drawn closer to Christ’s love and promises.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Luella; children, Deborah (Norm) Griffiths, their 5 children and 6 grandchildren; John Gupman; Mark (Connie) Gupman, their 3 children and 2 grandchildren; Ruth (Eugene) Stanley, their 3 children and 4 grandchildren; foster children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law; 3 brothers-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, non-relatives that claimed him as grandpa and friends. He was preceded in death by his siblings Leonard (Evelyn) Gupman, Maurice Gupman, Doris (Owen) Griffith and Carol Hogue; nieces, Jane and Michelle; a nephew Kenneth; and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Rugby. Burial will be at Zoar United Methodist Cemetery in New Leipzig, North Dakota on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. MDT. Pastor Jason Wood, officiating. A time of sharing memories and fellowship will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. MDT Friday in the Lemmon Senior Citizens Center in Lemmon, South Dakota.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the time of services at the church on Thursday. There will be no reviewal in the cemetery.

Accompanist: Cathy Wissink Soloist: Steve Dockter Special Solo Selection: Luella Gupman

Casket Bearers: Mac Gupman, Michael Stanley, Ben Griffiths, Carey Gatz, Wes Loughman, Clayton Birkland

Honorary Bearers: Greg Forness, Grandchildren and friends

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby.

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Sep 16, 2012

Phillip

Warmsbecker

Funeral Mass will be held today at 10:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Towner for Philip Warmsbecker, 79, Rugby, formerly of the Towner area, who died Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Phillip was born July 27, 1933 in Rugby, a son of Matthew and Katherine (Bachmeier) Warmsbecker. He was raised on his parents’ ranch in Gorman Township, south of Towner. He received his education in a country school near his home. Following his schooling, he continued to stay on the family ranch, where he ranched and made his home. He moved to the Care Center in January of 2012.

Phillip was a lifetime member of St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

He is survived by brothers, William of Towner and Leonard of Williston; sisters, Alice Christenson of Bottineau, Rose St. Pierre of Minot, Gloria Blumhagen of Grace City and Linda Roberts of Brodhead, Wisc.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, James.

Father Michael Schommer will be the celebrant. Music will be provided by St. Cecilia’s Music Ministry.

Casketbearers will be Rick Gilmore, Mark Gilmore, Phillip Roberts, Paul Warmsbecker, Matthew Warmsbecker and Leonard Warmsbecker.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home of Towner.

Hugo Krenzel

Funeral Mass was held Monday, August 27, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Anamoose for Hugo Krenzel, 70, Ruthville, who died Wednesday, August 22 at Trinity Hospital in Minot.

Hugo was born April 14, 1942 on the family farm north of Anamoose, a son of Otto and Catherine (Schneider) Krenzel. He grew up on the family farm and attended his first two years of high school in Orrin. He then took correspondence courses before graduating from the Anamoose High School in 1960. In 1964 he joined the army and served for two years stateside, until being honorably discharged in September 1966. He was a laborer on construction sites. He also worked on air bases and missile sites in the Minot, Nekoma and Grand Forks areas, pipeline construction in North Dakota and Minnesota, and power plant sites in North Dakota. In 2002 he suffered a stroke and retired in Ruthville.

Hugo was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Minot, and the Local 563 in Minneapolis.

He is survived by his brothers, Joseph of Harvey, Romanus of Norwich, Tony of Grand Forks, Rudolph of Berghiilem, Germany and Leo of Orrin; sister, Agnes Krenzel of Orrin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and twin brothers, Otto and Pius.

Arrangements by Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey.

Ella Miller

Ella Miller, 58, Rugby, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in a Minot nursing home. Funeral services have not yet been planned.

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Sep 16, 2012

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Hugo Krenzel

Funeral Mass was held Monday, August 27, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Anamoose for Hugo Krenzel, 70, Ruthville, who died Wednesday, August 22 at Trinity Hospital in Minot.

Hugo was born April 14, 1942 on the family farm north of Anamoose, a son of Otto and Catherine (Schneider) Krenzel. He grew up on the family farm and attended his first two years of high school in Orrin. He then took correspondence courses before graduating from the Anamoose High School in 1960. In 1964 he joined the army and served for two years stateside, until being honorably discharged in September 1966. He was a laborer on construction sites. He also worked on air bases and missile sites in the Minot, Nekoma and Grand Forks areas, pipeline construction in North Dakota and Minnesota, and power plant sites in North Dakota. In 2002 he suffered a stroke and retired in Ruthville.

Hugo was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Minot, and the Local 563 in Minneapolis.

He is survived by his brothers, Joseph of Harvey, Romanus of Norwich, Tony of Grand Forks, Rudolph of Berghiilem, Germany and Leo of Orrin; sister, Agnes Krenzel of Orrin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and twin brothers, Otto and Pius.

Arrangements by Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey.

Ella Miller

Ella Miller, 58, Rugby, died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in a Minot nursing home. Funeral services have not yet been planned.

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Sep 16, 2012

Victor

Gronvold

Victor Norman Gronvold, the son of Torger T. and Gertrude (Hagen) Gronvold was born in the rural Barton, North Dakota farm home of his parents on October 5, 1919. He died at the age of 92 years on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby, North Dakota,

Victor was raised on the family farm of his parents, and received his education in the Barton School, graduating from there in 1938. He completed his education at North Dakota State College of Science, where studied to be an electrician. On November 4, 1940, Victor enlisted into U.S. Army, Company D of the 164th Infantry, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theaters during World War II, participating in the battle campaigns of Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands. Being wounded in those campaigns, Victor was honorably discharged on January 19, 1944. On April 5, 2009, he was recognized, honored and bestowed the Purple Heart for those wounds. November 7, 1945 was a happy day for Victor when he was united in marriage to his sweetheart, Theresa Mattern at Missoula, Montana. Following their marriage, the couple made their home on the Gronvold family farm in Barton, where they farmed, ranched and raised their family. Victor remained farming along with his sons, Archie and Bruce, until retiring into Rugby in the fall of 1995. A farmer seems to never be able to fully retire, and Victor was no exception to that, as he continued to help his boys on their farms for several years.

Victor was a lifetime member of the Barton Lutheran Church, where he had served on the church council in several capacities over the years, and served on the Barton school board in the past. Victor also enjoyed membership in the Clarence Larson American Legion Post # 23 of Rugby, and the Barton Sportsman Club. He greatly enjoyed fishing, spending time at his cabin at Metigoshe, fishing trips to Canada, and was his children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s greatest sports fan, hardly ever missing one of their events.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Theresa; his children, Sheila (Gil) Harper of Rugby, Archie (Fern) of Barton, Bruce (Lori) of Barton, and Bonnie Voeller of West Fargo; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Fosness) Gronvold of Butte, MT and Myrtle Mattern of Rugby; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas; one granddaughter, Danielle Voeller; brothers, Thor, Phillip, Randolph, David and Joseph; sisters, Nora Gilmore, Selma Olson, Mathilda, Torgine, Rebeckka Gronvold and two sisters named Geneva Gronvold, one having died in early infancy; a son-in-law, John F. Voeller; his step-father, Ellef Medalen; and his parents.

Funeral Services held: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5th at the Barton Lutheran Church in Barton, Pastors Mike Pretzer and Sharon Baker, officiating. Burial with full military honors will be accorded by the Clarence Larson American Legion Post #23, Honor and Color Guard of Rugby and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Detail in the East Barton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with a time for prayer and sharing of memories beginning at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the time of services at the church on Wednesday

Organist: Cindie Haakenson

Soloist: Pastor Sharon Baker

Honorary Bearers: All grandchildren and great grandchildren

Casket Bearers: Grandchildren, Cody Gronvold Darrin Harper, Jason Gronvold, Tyler Wolf, Maverick Gronvold, Julie Corpus, Tanner Noonan and Brittani Voeller.

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby

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Sep 16, 2012

Polly Joy

Lagerquist

Polly Joy Lagerquist died on Sunday, Sept 2, 2012 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, surrounded by friends and family after short but courageous fight with cancer.

She was born on Feb. 8, 1957 to proud parents Ralph and Shirley Lagerquist in Rolla, North Dakota, and raised in Rugby.

Family, friends, pets, and work were a very important part of Polly’s life.

She worked out of her home in Idaho as a computer programmer, employed through Droste, Inc. out of Boston, MA.

As an adult, Polly always had pets, from Sinner to Lena, her dogs meant a lot to her. Spending time with friends and family made Polly happy, from vacations at Flathead Lake with family to jet skiing and boating on Lake Coeur d’Alene.

Polly is survived by her mom, Shirley; Dave and Karen and their kids

Blake and Ben. Steve and Kim and their kids Tyler (wife Carissa, kids Coy and Kyah)

Travis (Jennifer, kids Acelynn and Finley). Patti and Kevan and their girls Kaleah and

Kalissa Syverson, various aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her dad Ralph in 1998.

There will be a Memorial Service at First Lutheran Church in Rugby on Saturday, September 8th at 2 p.m.

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