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Apr 7, 2013




Elizabeth (Volk) Busch Thompson died peacefully in her sleep at her Surprise, Arizona residence on February 26, 2013, at the age of 91 years. A memorial funeral mass was held March 4, 2013 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City West, AZ. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial to be held in the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby will be scheduled at a later date, for early summer.

Elizabeth was born in Rugby, North Dakota on September 18th, 1921 to Walter and Elizabeth (Merck) Volk and resided there for 68 years. She was very active in the Catholic Daughters of America and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.

Elizabeth moved to Portland, Oregon in 1989 where she lived for 18 years remaining active in the community bridge club. She spent the last five years in Surprise, Arizona.

Elizabeth is survived by her five children; Joan (John) Elliott, Judy (Claude) Werner, Sheila (Dave) Schall, Doug Busch, and Richard (Jeanette) Busch. She has been blessed with nine grandchildren; Troy (Vickie) Werner, Laura (Marty) McCormick, Lynn (Brad) Blind, Heidi (Ken) Brown, Jeff (Roxanne) Schall, Jerry (Anissa) Schall, Brett Busch, Kara Busch, and Troy Busch. She has also been blessed with eight great-grandchildren; Kevin McCormick, Caitlin McCormick, Maureen McCormick, Trent Werner, Trey Werner, Brandon Brown, Danielle Brown, and Felicia Schall. Also surviving are brothers; Lawrence Volk, Casper Volk, Virgil Volk, and Leroy Volk, and sisters; Agnes Kelly, Theresa Paul, and Janice Schmidt.

She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty years, Wendel Busch and second husband of eight years, Jay Thompson; brothers, Ed Volk, Jerome Volk, and Herman Volk; sisters, Marie Hertz and Regina, who died at birth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name should be directed to the The Elizabeth Busch Thompson Memorial, C/o Little Flower Catholic School 306 3rd Ave. SE, Rugby, ND 58368.??The family thanks Hospice of the West and caregivers of Emeritus Memory Care, for the love and care they gave Elizabeth. They truly are Angels from Heaven.

Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com

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Apr 7, 2013

Fred Fettig

Fred A. Fettig, 101, of Bismarck, passed away on March 16, 2013 at St. Lukes Hospital in Crosby. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at Church of Saint Anne in Bismarck with Rev. Ed Wehner officiating. Burial will be held at the Orrin Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 at the Bismarck Funeral Home with a rosary/vigil service at 7p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Fred was born on January 26, 1912 to Anton and Elizabeth (Wingering) Fettig in Orrin, ND. He was raised and educated in Orrin.

He married Margaret Lacher on Sept. 17, 1934 in Orrin ND, and together had eight children. They farmed on the family farm near Rugby from 1934-1938 and from 1938-1948 he owned and operated his own shoe shop. He then moved his business to Crosby where he operated from 1948 until his retirement in 1977.

Fred loved sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings, the Saint Mary Saints and the Crosby Maroons.

He is survived by two daughters, Loretta (Ron) Mashak, of LaCrosse, WI, Carla (Eric) Langseth, of Burns, WY, five sons, Alfred Fettig, of Kent, WA, Richard (Janet) Fettig, of Bismarck, Duane Fettig, of Victoria, MN, Roman (Donna) Fettig, of Crosby, ND and Tom and special friend Kathy, of Seattle, WA, nineteen grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret;, his parents; brothers, Peter, Joseph and Thomas Fettig; sisters, Helen Schell, Lena Reiger and Frances Tuchsher; daughter, Lavon Muzzy and daughter-in-law Margaret Fettig.

Go to www.bismarckfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook or to share memories with the family.

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Apr 7, 2013


(Buzzy) Earl


Funeral services for Raymond (Buzzy) Earl Vollmer, 86, Willow City, ND were held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the First Lutheran Church in Willow City. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery at Willow City in the spring. Officiating at the service was the Reverend Linda Wimmer, Reverend Don Andrews and Wally Fretland. The congregation sang selected hymns and Martha Larson was the organist. Casket bearers were his grandchildren, Sarah Hjelseth, Rachel Vollmer, Seth Vollmer, Derek Gunter, Nathan Gunter, Travis Heilman, Luke Heilman, and Kayla Vollmer. Military honors were provided by the Willow City American Legion and the North Dakota National Guard.

Raymond Earl Vollmer, was born December 30, 1926 in Willow Vale Township of Bottineau County to Arthur Bernard Vollmer and Lilia Thetta (Tuttle) Vollmer. He was baptized and confirmed at the former First Presbyterian Church, Willow City, ND. Buzzy attended school in Willow City until being drafted into the Army during his senior year and serving in the Army in Austria and Germany, June 1945 thru October 1946, as a military policeman transporting prisoners to and from the Nuremberg trials. He graduated from Willow City High School in 2002, at the age of 75.

Buzzy married Helen Bernice Ness on December 27th, 1952 in Barton Lutheran Church at Barton.

Buzzy was a life long farmer, being honored by the Bottineau County Agricultural Improvement Association in 2009 as a Golden Harvest recipient. His community activities consisted of Ostby Township Board, Willow City Rural Fire Dept. Board, Lyle B. Rich American Legion Post a 50+ year member, and an elder of the former First Presbyterian Church, all of Willow City, serving in various positions over the years.

In 2011, he had the honor of being part of the Roughrider Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. for WWII veterans.

Buzzy passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013 at a Minot hospital.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years and their five children, Daniel (LeAnn) of Rolla, Joan (Dwight) Gunter of Towner, Rebecca (Steven) Heilman of Minot, John E. Vollmer of Devils Lake, and Jason Lee (Alana) Vollmer of Bismarck; eight grandchildren, Sarah (Jeremy) Hjelseth of Fargo, Rachel (Dylan Wald) Vollmer of LaMoure, Seth (Jillissa) Vollmer of Bismarck, Derek (Naemi) Gunter of Columbus, GA, Nathan (Lauren) Gunter of Granville, Travis Heilman, Luke Heilman both of Minot, and Kayla Vollmer of Bismarck. There are two great-grandchildren Vivian Gunter and Olivia Hjelseth. Also surviving are his siblings: Evelyn Law of Rolla, Doris Semler, Victor (Doris) Vollmer; sisters-in-law, Gertie Olsen and Olive Gibbs, all of Willow City, as well as many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Lilia Vollmer, and brother’s-in-law, Raymond (Junior) Law, Gerald Semler, Pete Olsen and Chester Gibbs.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.

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Apr 7, 2013



Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at West Funeral Home Chapel in West Fargo for Marcella Magdeline Loberg, 73, Fargo, who died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Sanford Health, Fargo.

Burial was in Horace Lutheran Cemetery.

Marcella was born August 13, 1939 in Rugby, a daughter of Joseph and Eugenia (Voeller) Wentz. She graduated from high school in Balta, and she attended Joseph’s Beauty School in Fargo. She married Garland Loberg on April 19, 1969 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo. For 31 years, she was a hairdresser in West Fargo. From 1996 to her death, she worked as a merchandiser for Saks News.

She is survived by her husband; children, Brian, Fargo; Troy, Chaffee; Terry, Chaffee; Julie Miller, Chaffee; two grandchildren; siblings, Ann Wiebusch, West Fargo; Phyllis Maddock, Maddock; Hattie Witt, West Fargo; Robert Wentz, Fargo; William Wentz, Camas, Wash.; Yvonne Wentz, Fargo; brother-in-law, Dennis Loberg, Duluth; sister-in-law, Charlene Saur, Iowa City, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother and two infant sisters; mother- and father-in-law, Leonard and Agnes Loberg; sister-in-law, Joyce Loberg; and brothers-in-law, Ervin Wiebusch, Joe Maddock, Arthur Witt and Kevin Loberg.

Arrangements with West Funeral Home, West Fargo



A private family inurnment was held in the Edna Cemetery in Edna, Kans. for Bonnie Lou Triebel, 70, Edna, who died Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center in Coffeyville, Kans.

Bonnie was born June 13, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisc., a daughter of Wellington Edward and Jennie Opal (DePriest) Lewis. She grew up in Rugby, graduating from Rugby High School in 1960. On December 21, 1965 Bonnie married James David Triebel in Rugby. A homemaker, Bonnie and James made their home in Edna and Independence, Kans.

She is survived by sons, Jaroll Triebel, Coffeyville, Kans.; Keith Triebel, Cherryvale, Kans.; Michael Triebel, Independence, Kans.; Darren Triebel, Independence, Kans.; daughters, Terri Triebel, Edna, Kans.; Tracie Harper, Cherryvale, Kans.; sisters, Beverly Miller, Rugby; Betty Crawford, Douglas, Wyo.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Darrel; and brothers, Kenny Lewis and Sonny Lewis.

Arrangements by the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, Coffeyville, Kans.

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