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Oct 14, 2012


Filler, Jr.

Herbert Richard Filler, Jr. the son of Herbert and Antonia (Welk) Filler Sr. was born at Martin, North Dakota on January 10, 1935. He died at the age of 77 years on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota.

Herbert was raised in the rural home of his parents near Martin and received his education in the White Township School east of Anamoose. On November 16, 1955, he was united in marriage to Rosemary Pfeifer at the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Drake, North Dakota. Following their marriage, Herbert and Rosemary made their home on a dairy farm near Minot and also worked for many years for Eatmore Sausage Company in Minot. Later, the couple moved to Orrin, North Dakota where they started a dairy farm which he and the family operated for the next 47 years. Herbert and Rosemary where blessed with ten children. In 2008, the couple retired and moved to Rugby, North Dakota.

Herbert was a member of the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby and a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Orrin, was township supervisor for Elling Township for many years and enjoyed membership in the Knights of Columbus and the Eagles. In his spare time, he enjoyed work, it almost was his middle name.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary of Rugby; children, Linda (Joel) Lemer of Carrington; Karla (Mike) Martin of Anamoose; Terry (Brenda Whitham) of Arnegard; Mary (Tim) Volk of Glasgow, Montana; Bonita (Robert) Townsend of Layton, Utah; Scott (Tammy) of Rugby; Renae Johnson of Carrington; Cory of Depere, Wisconsin; and Jason (Jill) of Kindred; 26 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; three brothers, Lloyd (Phyllis) of Winner, SD, Vernon (Geraldine) of Coalville, WA and Charles of Pierre SD; five sisters, Margaret (Tom) Graves of Lexington, SC, Helen (Bill) Ruppel and Beatrice Hayes, all of Puyallup, WA, Karene (Maurice) Helm of West Cola, SC and Shirley (Edward) Weigel of Velva; a sister-in-law, Caroline Filler of Mobridge, SD; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy; two brothers, James and John Filler; one sister, Annette Marie Filler; and his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4th at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the Holy Cross cemetery at Drake, North Dakota at approximately 3:30 p.m.. Fr. Tom Graner, Celebrant; Fr. Brian Bachmeier and Fr. Neil Pfeifer, Concelebrants.

Visitation: will be from 4:00 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. There will be no reviewal in the church.

Rosary & vigil prayers will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home

Organist: Glenda Mack, Vocal Leader/Cantor: Robert Graber

Casket Bearers: grandsons, Brandt Lemer, Dustin Martin, Derrick Martin, Logan Volk, Travis Volk and Brandon Filler

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby.

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Oct 14, 2012



Mildred Ardith (Britsch) Kirkeide, the daughter of Delbert and Margaret (Hooker) Britsch was born April 21, 1921 in York, North Dakota. She died at the age of 91 years on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby.

Mildred spent her youth in the York and Rolette area where she completed her education. She married George Brotton and together they had two children, Avis and Steven. They lived in Rolla, North Dakota until they ended their marriage. Mildred later married Kenneth Kirkeide of York and the couple lived in Rugby and Rolette. Mildred loved the Lord and farm life. She enjoyed gardening and painting wildlife and country scenes.

Mildred is survived by her son, Steven (Carolyn) Brotton of Rugby; her daughter, Avis (Dan) O’Connell or Minot; two sisters, Vurl Landis of Elma, WA, and Faye Kirkeide of Maddock; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands, George and Kenneth; a brother Glen “Bud” Britsch; a sister, June Lunde; a son-in-law, Lester Lynnes; and her parents.

A private burial service will be held at a later time at St. Petri Lutheran Church Cemetery, York, North Dakota.

Arrangements with Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry:

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Oct 14, 2012



LaVon Elaine (Dissette Schoenborn) Hagboe, formerly a resident of Willow City and Souris, ND areas, died October 3, 2012 at the Bendictine Living Center of Garrison, ND. LaVon was born March 18, 1930 in Rolette County to William E. and Julia (Wright) Dissette. She attended a country school and later completed her high school education at Willow City, ND. On December 10, 1947, she married Arthur Schoenborn. To this union, two children were born, Dana Rae and Daniel Lynn. The marriage ended later in divorce.

LaVon held many jobs besides being a mom and homemaker. She cooked for a county road crew in the summer months for many years. She also cooked in a local restaurant and worked for a meat locker plant in Willow City.

LaVon worked for the Willow City Public School as a bus driver for many years and also as a nurse’s aide at St. Andrew’s Hospital in Bottineau, ND, a job she loved very much. She enjoyed helping and caring for other people.

She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much and spoke of them often.

On November 4, 1976, she married Howard Gordon Hagboe of Souris, ND at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Bottineau, ND of which she was a member. They lived on the Hagboe family farm until 2001, but due to health issues, they decided to retire and move to Minot, ND. LaVon loved living on the farm and she was a country girl at heart.

On December 31, 2009, LaVon and her husband, Gordon, moved to Brentmoor Assisted Living in Minot. In August of 2010, she became a resident ofthe Alzheimer’s Unit at Trinity Homes of Minot, ND. In December of 2010 she moved to the Benedictine Living Center of Garrison, ND where she received loving care from the staff and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William E. and Julia Dissette, her husband Gordon, who died on September 23, 2012, brothers, Eugene, Leroy, Glen and one sister, Delphine.

LaVon is survived by her daughter, Dana, (Edward A) Johnson of Towner, ND, her son, Daniel (Susan) Schoenborn of Oak Harbor, WA. Grandchildren: Ryan (Lynette) Johnson of Bismarck, ND, Brett (Melissa) Johnson of Hays, KS, Jessica (Shawn) Gummoe of Laurelville, OH, Lucas (Tiffany) Schoenborn of Okinawa, Japan, Hannah Schoenborn of Grand Forks, ND and Peter Schoenborn of Oak Harbor, WA. Great-Grandchildren: Payton and Kinley Johnson of Bismarck, ND, Blayden Johnson of Hays, KS; Paden, Hunter, Rileigh and Kyler of Laurelville, OH.

LaVon was a lifetime member of the Lyle B. Rich American Legion Auxiliary Post 112 of Willow City, ND and also a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Minot, ND.

There will be a private family service and interment at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan, ND.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau, ND.

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Oct 14, 2012



A funeral mass will be held Saturday, October 6 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Balta for Gerald Jack Muffenbier, 66, Crete, Neb. and Balta, who died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Broe Township, near Esmond.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Gerald was born on Sept. 4, 1946 in Rugby, a son of Mike and Johanna (DeGroat) Muffenbier). He grew up and went to school in the Balta area. He worked at various jobs before starting work in 1967 with General Telephone & Electronics and Automatic Electric in several states. In 2009 he retired after working for Sprint. He also assisted with harvests the family farm.

He is survived by brothers, Wesley, Balta; Dennis, Rugby; Larry, Balta; Rod, Cottage Grove, Minn.; sister, Mary Lou Bahnsen, West Fargo; step-daughters Stephanie and Shanna, grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Joan and Mary Ann.

Rev. Brian Bachmeier will officiate. Music will be provided by Corrine Mack, organist, and the church choir.

Arrangements by Niewoehner Funeral Home of Rugby.

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