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Nov 6, 2015



Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at Salem United Methodist Church in Hazen for Albert Zinck, 97, Hazen, formerly of Streeter, who died Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Sakakawea Medical Center in Hazen.

Burial was in the N.D. Veterans Cemetery in rural Mandan.

Albert was born Aug. 1, 1918, in Medina, a son of George B. & Martha (Scheoppe) Zinck. The family moved to Streeter when he was 11. He graduated from Streeter High School in 1938. In 1939 he enlisted in the Oregon National Guard. He served the 41st Division in the 218th FA. In April 1942 the division went to Australia, and then to New Guinea, Biak Island, Medaro, Zamboango, and to Leyte, Phillipines, before returning to Fort Lewis, Wash., to be discharged on July 25, 1945. He briefly taught country grade school in Streeter before working as a postal clerk. He served for 35 years as a carrier. On Nov. 26, 1953, he married Lorena Kirschenmann. He retired in 1981. They moved to Hazen in 2010.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church; American Legion Post 265; WWII Memorial; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Streeter School District Board; Streeter Senior Citizens; committee chair/scoutmaster/cubmaster of Boy Scouts of America.


He is survived by his children, Alberta Speidel, Hazen; George Zinck, Rugby; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sisters.

Arrangements by Barbot Funeral Home of Beulah and Hazen.


Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby for Marscida Barbara Bachmeier, 82, who died Friday, Oct. 30, at Trinity Homes in Minot.


Burial was in the church cemetery.

Marscida was born July 8, 1933 and reared in her parents’ rural home near Selz, a daughter of Joseph & Barbara (Volk) Wiest. She received her education in a country school near her home. She married August J. Bachmeier on Oct. 26, 1953 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Selz. They farmed near Fulda until 1970 and moved to Arizona. In 1971 they moved to Rugby, where she was a produce manager at the Super Value grocery store. The couple then purchased the Pivot Bar in Karlsruhe. After selling the business they moved to Minot and managed the Chateau Apartment complex. She finished her working years at the Select Inn.

She was a member of the Catholic churches and Christian Mothers where she lived.

She is survived by her husband, Minot; sons, Richard, Puyallup, Wash.; Larry, Burlington; daughters, Karen Stevens and Shirley Thomas, both of Minot; JoAnn Fries, Oak Point, Texas; Lori Thomas, Becker, Minn.; Carla Hubbard, Fargo; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Ziess, Tigard, Ore.; Lucille Wolfe, Harvey; Lavina Weniger, Fargo; in-laws, Frank & Theresa Brossart, Emanuel & Dorothy Grad, Stanley Casavant; Maurus & Bernice Bachmeier; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, David; her parents; sister, Frances Wiest; parents-in-law, Joseph & Katherine Bachmeier.


Fr. Tom Graner was the celebrant, and Msgr. Fr. Joseph Senger was the concelebrant.

Casketbearers were Matthew Stevens, Waylon Thomas, Ethan Thomas, Eric Fries, Evan Thomas and Dylan Thomas.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: funeralsbyanderson.com.


Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Faith Lutheran Church in Harvey for Gregory Allen Brower, 57, Harvey, formerly of Rugby, who died Tuesday, Nov. 3, at St. Aloisius Hospital in Harvey.

Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery in Harvey.

Greg was born Aug. 1, 1958 in Fargo and was adopted by Robert & Leona (Pellett) Brower. He grew up on the family farm south of Martin and attended school in Harvey, graduating from Harvey High School in 1976. He studied electronics at Bismarck State College, and then attended the Peace Office Training Center at Lake Region College. He was the chief of police in Strasburg for five years, and served as a police officer in Harvey for eight years. He moved to Rugby, where he worked as a correctional officer at the Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center. He married Kathy Jenkins. In July he became ill and moved to Harvey.

He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife; mother, Leona Brower, Harvey; sister, LeAnn Dick, Fargo; nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Arrangements by Hertz Funeral Home of Harvey.


Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church in Towner for Roy Burton “Bud” Hutton, Jr., 84, who died Friday, Oct. 30 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Lakewood, Colo.

Burial was in Union Cemetery, Towner.

Bud was born June 3, 1931, a son of Roy & Alice (Hansen) Hutton. He attended school in Towner, graduating from high school in 1949. He then attended NDSU and graduated in 1953. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served for four years. He married Marilyn Kidder while in the Air Force. At the end of his tour of duty, he and his wife purchased the Towner Lumberyard. They purchased T.H. Vickars Company in 1969, which became Hutton Contracting Company, and later sold the lumberyard.

He is survived by his wife; children, Alice-Arlene “Tudy” Krom, Mark Hutton, Marilee Hutton Clark; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, William “Bill” Hutton; sister, Carol Spilde; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents, Robert & Jenny Hutton; maternal grandparents, Carl & Anna Hansen.

Pastors Linda Wimmer and Wally Fretland officiated.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home of Towner. Online registry: funeralsbyanderson.com.


A Memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home in Nappanee, Ind., for Nancy Biever, 81, Bremen, formerly of Nappanee, who died Sunday, Nov. 1, at Bremen Community Hospital.

Inurnment will be Union Center Cemetery.

Nancy was born Nov. 24, 1933 in North Dakota and graduated from Leeds High School. On Sept. 3, 1951, she married Richard Biever in Leeds.

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