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Dec 7, 2012



Harry Manston, age 81, a resident of Barnesville, Minnesota died Friday, November 30, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo, North Dakota.

Harry Odean Manston, was born August 9, 1931 the son of Bert and Cora (Helgeson) Manston. In 1949 he graduated from Barnesville High School. Harry served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 being stationed in France. On June 29, 1962 Harry was united in marriage to Gloria (Ferris) Scherf. He worked as a sign installer and roofer for various companies in the Fargo-Moorhead area. After that time, Harry worked for the electrical and street departments for the city of Barnesville until his retirement. Gloria died in 1986.

Harry was a member of the Assumption Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and served on the church council. He was also a Boy Scout Master and active member of the Barnesville V.F.W. Post #4628 and Barnesville American Legion #153 serving as a former commander of the V.F.W. and chaplain of the color guard.

Harry is survived by his son, Micheal (Debra Martinson) Manston, Bottineau, ND, Curtis (Susan) Scherf, Halstad, MN; daughters, Penny Scherf, Madison, WI, Becky (George) Nelson, San Angelo, Texas, Kathy (Gary) Randklev, Barnesville, MN; 11 grandchildren: Melissa, Megan, Maura, Malinda, Shannon, Kelly, Corey, Nathan, David, Gary II, and Trina; 10 great-grandchildren: Cadence, Avery, Regan, Kaela, Cole, Carter, Blake, Ashlee, Benjamin, and Nicholas; brother, Cleon (Bonnie) Manston, Fargo, ND; sister, Bette (Robert) Guidry, Clearwater, MN; brothers-in-law, James (Joyce) Ferris, Barnesville; Jerry Ferris, Elkhart, Indiana, Dean Lammers, Barnesville, Donald Griffin, Moorhead, MN; sister-in-law, Margaret Hanson, Moorhead, MN; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Marlene Schell, Barnesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gloria.

Memorial Mass: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Assumption Catholic Church in Barnesville, Minnesota.

Visitation: Will be held on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Dobmeier Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm with a 7:00 pm Prayer Service and will resume one hour prior to services in the church.

Interment: St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Barnesville, Minnesota

Presiding: Fr. Gary LaMoine, Celebrant

Honorary Pallbearers: All of Harry’s family and friends

On-Line Guest Book at www.dobmeierfuneralhome.com

The Dobmeier Funeral Home of Barnesville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dec 7, 2012

George D.


George D. McClintock, Jr, died peacefully on November 27, 2012, in Minneapolis surrounded by his family.

Born in Pocatello, Idaho in 1920, Mr. McClintock was the son of George D. McClintock, Sr., and Jessie McCabe McClintock Hauschild. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Aileen McHugh McClintock, and his daughter Susan McClintock.

Mr. McClintock is survived by six children, Jessie McClintock Kelly of Brooklyn, NY; Catharine McClintock of Edina, MN; George D. McClintock III of Purchase, NY, Jane McClintock Wyatt of Edina, MN, Michael R. McClintock of Larchmont, NY, and Anne McClintock of Medford, MA, fourteen grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

Mr. McClintock grew up in Minneapolis and is a graduate of Washburn High School, Dartmouth College, and Harvard Law School. While at Harvard Mr. McClintock won the prestigious Ames Award for the moot court Competition. During World War II Mr. McClintock was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Navy, serving in the South Pacific on the USS Meade as a gunnery officer.

Mr. McClintock practiced law for over forty years at Faegre and Benson in Minneapolis. As the firm’s managing partner at the time of the 1984 Thanksgiving Fire, he is credited for his leadership during this crisis for the firm.

For over fifty years Mr. McClintock served as the Chairman of the Merchants Bank of Rugby, North Dakota, established by his paternal grandfather in 1898. Under Mr. McClintock’s leadership the Merchants Bank prospered and continues to serve its community today. Mr. McClintock was also actively involved with the McCabe Company, a grain company established by his maternal grandfather in North Dakota and Minneapolis, until its sale.

Involved in the Boy Scouts throughout his life, Mr. McClintock was a member of Troop 33 at Westminster Presbyterian Church and an Eagle Scout. One of his fondest memories was attending the worldwide Boy Scout Jamboree in Holland in 1937. Another favorite memory was participating in the construction of Camp Ajawah in Forest Lake, MN, where his children and grandchildren spent many summers. As an adult Mr. McClintock was on the Viking Council of the Boy Scouts, including a term as its President.

Mr. McClintock also served his community in other volunteer capacities. He was the mayor of the Village of Woodland for 16 years, where he lived with his family. He was a member of the Board of Directors of North Memorial Hospital in Minneapolis and active with the United Way of Minneapolis, including serving as its Chairman. Mr. McClintock was a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Convent of the Visitation School.

Mr. McClintock was a member of the Minneapolis Club for many years including serving a term as President. He was also a member of the Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata, Minnesota, and the Royal Poinciana Country Club in Naples, Florida, where he and his wife Aileen spent many winters.

Mr. McClintock enjoyed duck hunting and was a longtime member of the Lake Emily Gun Club. He also loved his time at Encampment Forest on the north shore of Lake Superior. He was intellectually curious, widely read, an avid traveler, and the go-to guy in any crisis.

Known by his grandchildren as Gfadda, George McClintock will be remembered as a truly fine man whose love of his family, loyalty to his friends, dedication to his law practice, and service to his community and his country lives on as an example for his children and grandchildren.

On Friday, November 30 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm there will be a wake at Washburn-? McReavy Mortuary in Edina, MN. On Saturday, December 1 a memorial service will be held at 10:00am at the Lakewood Cemetery Chapel.

The family requests that memorials be given to a charity of the donor’s choice or to the Convent of the Visitation School, 2455 Visitation Drive, Mendota Heights MN 55120

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Dec 7, 2012

Mary Ann


A funeral service for Mary Ann Vrem, 76, of Dickinson, will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church in Dickinson with Pastors Cal Oraw and Lisa Lewton officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the family cemetery in Rugby, ND.

Visitation for Mary Ann will be 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2012 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson.

Mary Ann Vrem passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at her home in Dickinson.

Mary Ann Cooper was born July 5, 1936 in Rugby, the daughter of Carl and Mary Della (Johnston) Cooper. She grew up the oldest of four siblings on a small North Dakota farm. Mary Ann attended country school north of Rugby, ND, later graduating from Rugby High School in 1954. Mary Ann attended Business College in Fargo, ND. She married Marcoe D. Vrem on April 27, 1957. To this union, two sons, Loren and Jerry, were born. Together they reared their boys while Marc worked in the Soil Conservation Service. This job took the family to Rugby, Bottineau, Westhope, Hettinger, Williston and finally to Dickinson where they retired and made their home. Mary Ann was the secretary of St. John Lutheran Church for nearly 20 years. She enjoyed crafts, cooking, as well as socializing with her friends at the Elks. She especially loved and enjoyed her four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Mary Ann was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, St. John Service Committee, Dickinson Elks, DHS Booster Club, Western Dakota Auto Club, and the Sons of Norway.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband Marcoe; sons, Loren (Laurie) Vrem of Deadwood, SD and Jerry Vrem of Rapid City, SD; four grandchildren, Amanda, Amber, Caleb, Caitlin; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth; brothers, Roger Cooper of Minot, ND and Carl “Dick” (Audrey) Cooper of Cummings, ND; sister, Carole “Tooter” (Robert) Miller of Great Falls, MT; sister-in-law, Linda Cooper of Minot, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family suggests memorials to St. John Evangelical Trust Fund.

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Dec 7, 2012



Interment will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery at Esmond in the spring for Wendlen Vetter, 81, Devils Lake, formerly of Esmond, who died Friday, November 30, 2012 at Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake.

Wendlen was born July 15, 1931 in Selz, a son of Rochus and Catherine Vetter. He graduated from the Benson County Agricultural and Training School in 1952. In 1953 he was drafted into the Army, serving in Germany. He lived in Devils Lake and worked for a number of companies, including Border States Paving. He was married to Agnes Bjerke.

He was a member of the US Coast Guard of Devils Lake, and the Neathery-Simensen VFW Post #756 of Devils Lake.

He is survived by sons, Waun of Crookston, Minn.; Wade, Devils Lake; brothers Herman of Grand Forks and Ronnie of Harvey; sister, Bernese Larson, Gillette, Wyo.; sister-in-law Verna Vetter, Cando.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Isadore; and a brother-in-law, Elgin Larson.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home of Maddock.



A mass of Christian burial was held Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Church of Corpus Christi in Bismarck for Debra Schneibel, 52, Bismarck, who died Thursday, November 29.

Debra was born November 16, 1960 in Rolette, a daughter of Orris and Leslie (Fish) Halvorson. She graduated from Rolette High School in 1979. She then attended Trinity Nursing School in Minot, and graduated as a registered nurse in May of 1984. She married Dale Schneibel in Rugby on September 1, 1984. Debra worked at the Rugby Hospital until they moved to Bismarck in 1985. She began working at Medcenter One and then St. Alexius Medical Center in labor and delivery. Due to health issues, she went to work at Workforce Safety and retired in 2005.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Kayla Chadwick, Jamestown; brothers, Jeff Halvorson, Bismarck; Ole Halvorson, Littleton, Colo.; Steve Halvorson, Erie; sisters Cindy Ostreim, Rolette; Becky Johnson, Arthur; brothers-in-law, Dennis Schneibel, Rugby; Dave Schneibel, Rugby; Dan Schneibel, Fargo; Don Schneibel, Rugby; sisters-in-law Linda Ripplinger, Rugby; Lorraine Heinitz, Hillsboro; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Rev. Paul Becker officiated.

Arrangements by Eastgate/Parkway Funeral Home of Bismarck.

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Dec 7, 2012

Marlan B.


Marlan Blaine Modrow, age 69, of Outing, MN, died on December 2, 2012 at his home. He was born on March 2, 1943 in Rugby, ND, to Marvin and Naomi (Brown) Modrow. He married Linda Mae Miller on August 30, 1964 in Rugby, ND. Marlan was a retired electrical engineer at Rockwell International with 33 years of service. He was an avid amateur radio operator (KORRY), collecting universal contacts.

Survivors include his wife Linda; 1 daughter, Raeyna (Shane) Longtin of Cottage Grove, MN; his Mother, Noami Modrow of Devils Lake, ND; 1 brother, Fred “Ricky” (Jackie) Modrow of Kennewick, WA; 2 sisters, Marcia (Roger) Larson of Berthoud, CO, and Lori (Cliff) Hintz of Minot, ND; 4 grandchildren, Matthew Modrow, Christopher Modrow, Shawna Modrow and Jordan Longtin.

Preceding him in death were his father, 1 son Michael Modrow and 1 brother Robert Modrow.

Memorial services will be 1 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Wesleyan Church in Emily, MN.

Friends may call 1 hour prior to the services at the church on Saturday. Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby.

Memorials are preferred in lieu flowers.

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