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3-7-20 Obituaries

Mar 6, 2020


Gerald Nicholas

“Gary” Haman

Oct.15, 1945 – Feb. 29, 2020

Gerald “Gary” Nicholas

Haman, the son of Nicho-


las and Eleanor (Busch)

Haman was born on Oc-

tober 15, 1945 in Rugby,

North Dakota. He died at

the age of 74 years on Sa-

turday, February 29, 2020

at the Altru Medical

Center in Grand Forks,

North Dakota.

Gary was raised in the

ranch home of his parents

south of Berwick and

lived with them until

their death. The last

years of his life, he resid-

ed in Grafton, North

Dakota. Gary loved the

farm, it was always home

to him and he looked for-

ward to his visits back

home. He enjoyed most

when making his visits

and seeing the cows,

fields, windmill and silo.

He was always reminding

family members to take

down the dilapidated

back silo. He enjoyed

playing with the family

dogs and many kittens

and visiting with family.

While living in Grafton,

he would do volunteer

work, he watered flowers

at the church, helped at

the food pantry and

cleaned up after meals at

his home. He was a

member of St. Cecilia’s

Catholic Church in Town-


Gary never forgot a

name. He would ask

about aunts and uncles

who had been gone many

years. We would visit

with him about them and

his parents, brother and

sister often. Gary was a

gentle person and was

loved by his family and

will be missed.

Gary is survived by his

sister-in-law, Veronica

Haman; niece, Pamela

(Joe) Throw; nephews,

Brock (Tammy) Haman,

Nicholas (Tami) Haman,

James (Linda) Thompson

and Clint (Joleen) Thomp-

son; great nephews,

Jaedon Haman, Nathaniel

Haman, Mike Thompson,

Robert Thompson and Jes-

sie Thompson; great

nieces, Paige Brossart, Jes-

sie Haman and Jennifer

(Jerod) Ferris; great-great

nephews, Ryker Brossart,

Lincoln Thompson, De-

von Thompson and Car-

son Ferris; great-great

nieces, Summer Thomp-

son, Lena Thompson and

Ava Thompson; special

caretaker and friend,

Bryce Hanson; other

cousins, relatives and

friends. Gary was pre-

ceded in death by his

parents; brother, Virgil

Haman; sister, Joyce Ha-

man O’Connell; nephew,

Bradley Haman; great

nephew, James Russell

Thompson Jr.

Memorial Mass of

Christian burial will be

held at 11:00 a.m. Satur-

day, March 14, 2020 at St.

Cecilia’s Catholic Church

in Towner with spring

burial in the church

cemetery. Father Michael

Schommer, Celebrant.

Readers: Brock Haman,

Pam Throw and Nick Ha-


Gift Bearers: Paige Bros-

sart & Ryker Brossart

Music by: St. Cecilia’s

Music Ministry

Urn Bearers: Family

Members:Pamela & Joe

Throw, Brock & Tammy

Haman, Jaedon Haman,

Nathaniel Haman, Nicho-

las & Tami Haman, Jessie

Haman, Paige Brossart,

Ryker Brossart, James &

Linda Thompson, Michael

Thompson and Robert


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Towner. Online regis-




Clara Josephine

(Hill) Hutchinson

Oct. 16, 1921 – Mar. 2, 2020

Clara Josephine (Hill)

Hutchinson, the daughter

of Gabriel and Carrie

(Moe) Hill was born on

October 16, 1921 in Over-

ly, North Dakota. She

died at the age of 98 years

on Monday, March 2,

2020 at the Heart of Amer-

ica Care Center in Rugby,

North Dakota.

Clara was baptized and

confirmed in Willow

Creek Lutheran Church.

She attended Currie Ele-

mentary School and Over-

ly High School. She went

on to receive her diploma

as a Registered Nurse

from the Good Samaritan

School of Nursing in

1943. After completing

her nursing education,

she worked for the Good

Samaritan Hospital and

Johnson Clinic. On June

9, 1947, she was united in

marriage to Dennett Lund-

berg Hutchinson. Togeth-

er, they owned and

operated the Rugby

Greenhouse until the time

they sold the business in

1978 to the current own-

ers, Gary and Barb Lee.

The business had been in

Dennett’s family at the

time of the sale for 75

years. They lived for a

short time in Loveland,

Colorado, Lake Metigoshe

and returned to Rugby.

Clara returned to nursing

as an RN in Long Term

Care at the Heart of Amer-

ica Medical Center in

1979 and worked until

her retirement in 1994. In

2007, she sold her home

and moved to the Haaland

Home Manor.

Clara was a member of

the St. Paul’s Episcopal

Church, along with her

family, until its closing

and then became a

member of the Bethany

Lutheran Church, WEL-

CA, Good Samaritan Hos-

pital Alumnae Associa-

tion, US. W Corp., former

member of Order of

Eastern Star and was a

Red Cross Nurse during


Clara is survived by

her daughters, Carol

(Gene) Ritchie of Minot

and Susan

Hutchinson-Banning of

Arvada, Colorado; son,

Dennett Jr. (Karen) of

Denver, Colorado;

grandchildren, Kimberly

(Eric) Franke, Julia (Brian)

Jackson, Chase Hutchin-

son, Patsy (Riley) Smithen

and Neal Hutchinson;

great grandchildren, Jor-

dan & Hunter Franke,

Hazel & Franklin Jackson,

Adeline & Jack Hutchin-

son and Oliver & Clara

Smithen; nieces,

nephews; other relatives

and friends. She was pre-

ceded in death by her

husband; a son-in-law,

Chuck Banning; sisters,

Olga Anderson, Selma

Solberg and Gladys

Hinck; brother, John Hill

and her parents.

Memorials in honor of

Clara may be given to the

Persilla Watts Cemetery in

Rugby or HAMC Hospice.

Funeral services will be

in spring, at First Luth-

eran Church in Rugby

with burial in the Persilla

Watts Cemetery, Rugby.

Pastor Sharon Baker, offi-


Music by: The

Hutchinson Family

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:


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