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Rollie Ness

May 8, 1950 to April 24, 2016

Rollie Ness of Rochester, MN died at home on April 24, 2016, after a lengthy battle with end stage COPD.

His funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN.

Pastor Jon Bitter officiated, with interment at Oakwood East Cemetery.

Rollie was born May 8th, 1950 in Kenmare, ND to Ardine and Vivian (Ryerson) Ness. He grew up on the family farm in the Tolley - Mohall area. He graduated from Mohall High School and NDSU – Bottineau Branch of Forestry. He farmed most of his life with his dad and his brother, Roger. Rollie also owned a bar and hotel in Mohall with his brother and a friend, worked at Cenex of Minot, and DS Manufacturing in Pine Island, MN.

He was a very outgoing, social guy and he never met a person he didn’t call friend. He had a special place in his heart for people who farmed, had North Dakota ties, or were Democrats. He was also active for many years with Mohall men’s and women’s softball, both umping and coaching.

In July of 1986, Rollie received the gift of life, a kidney, from his sister, Jan. During one of his many hospitalizations in Rochester, he met his wife, Lori. They were married in Red Wing, MN on November 7th, 1987. Rollie always considered the 30 years after his transplant to be “bonus years”. He was able to see both kids graduate from college and walk his daughter, Lindsay, down the aisle at her wedding.

He is survived by his wife, Lori; daughter, Lindsay (Derrick) Macken of Rochester, and son, Mitch, Minneapolis; brother, Roger (Shelley) Ness of Kenmare, ND; sisters, Jan (Steve) Schlaht of Moorhead, MN, Linda of Mohall, ND, and Joanne (Wayne) Stanley of Minot, ND; parents-in-law, John and Doris Kohrs of Red Wing, MN; brother-in-law, Tom Kohrs of Red Wing; sister-in-law, Kris (Scott) Swenson of Rosemount; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Rollie was preceded in death by twin daughters, Katie and Megan; his parents; and his infant nephew, Ben Swenson.

Vivian Helming

September 11, 1923 to April 26, 2016

Vivian Adeline Helming, 92, Mohall, formerly of Lansford, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at a Mohall nursing home.

Her funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 2, 2016, at Trinity United Church, Lansford. Burial was in Lansford Cemetery.

A family service was held at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the funeral home.

Officiating at the service was Reverend Martha HarriSon. Organist was Peggy Undlin. Acolytes: Blaine Stevens and Ryan Morlock.

Casketbearers were Robert Helming, Spencer Helming, Greg Morlock, Johannas Dewald, Paul David Nelson, and Bill LaCrosse.

Vivian was born September 11, 1923, in Loraine, the second of nine children, born to Fred and Ruth (Brown) LaCrosse. She received her education in Loraine, Eden Valley, and graduated from Mohall High School in 1941. After graduation, she was employed in Minneapolis at her uncle’s drug store. Upon returning to Mohall, she worked at the office of the Register of Deeds.

She married Lynn Helming on February 1, 1943, in Plentywood, MT. They lived on Lynn’s family farm outside of Lansford, where they lived for 64 years. She taught Sunday School for many years, served as Treasurer of the Trinity Lutheran Church Women, was a 4-H leader, and was an active member of the Town and Country Homemakers. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, bowling, and most of all, her family.

Coming from a large family of nine children in the 1920s and ‘30s, extended family members were often called upon to help raise the younger kids. With extended family spreading from the Midwest to the Pacific Coast, a tradition grew.

LaCrosse Family Reunion now brings family and friends together every few years singing “We Are Family.” Vivian loved to gather with her sisters and brother to catch up on their lives. For one reunion, they even rode in a 4th of July parade.

In 2007, after years of struggling with MS, Lynn and Vivian moved into the Mohall Good Samaritan Home, to Brentmoor Assisted Living, Minot, in 2008, and returned to the Good Samaritan Home in 2012. Lynn died May 22, 2015. Vivian loved playing Bingo and was known for her “stash of quarters” that she won.

Her family includes her children, Robert (Diana) Helming, Lansford, Fred (Kathy) Helming, Fargo, and Rodney Helming, Fargo; son-in-law, John Dewald, San Antonio, TX; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Carol Nelson, Pierre, SD, Donna Bryant, Portland, OR, Shirley Baker, Portland, OR, Diana Stoops, Happy Valley, OR, and Margie Johnston, Harlingen, TX.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 72 years, Lynn Helming; daughter, Ann Dewald; brother, Swede LaCrosse; and sisters, Jenny Rollag and Mary Lou Maylor.

(Brose Funeral Home, Mohall)

Audrey Brendsel

March 31, 1929 to April 29, 2016

Audrey Elaine Brendsel, 87, Minot, and formerly of Maxbass, was called home peacefully by her Lord on Friday, April 29, 2016 in Minot, ND after a brief time of medical care.

Her funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in English Lutheran Church, Maxbass, ND.

Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Maxbass, ND.

Audrey was born on March 31, 1929 an only child to Leonard and Olga (Alm) Spidahl in Benson County, ND. She graduated from Minot High School, went on to further her education at the Minot Business College and was soon employed in the business office of the Maytag Electric Co. in Minot. It was during this time that she met her future husband, Norman, a farmer from Maxbass. Norman and Audrey were married on June 8, 1950 at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Minot. After a honeymoon to the Black Hills of SD they started their life together on Norman’s farm north of Maxbass. Audrey was a city girl, but soon came to love her life on the farm as Norman’s wife, partner, and mother to their four children David, Yvonne, Donald, and Douglas.

In addition to all her loved responsibilities in caring for her family, Audrey was very active in the Maxbass English Lutheran Church, the community of Maxbass, and the best hostess to all who came to her home. All were treated to a lunch or a full course meal! Family was very important and together they traveled to visit family wherever they lived, even to family relatives in their heritage homeland of Norway.

In the Spring of 2006, during a busy week on the farm and community, Audrey was involved in a near fatal single vehicle accident north of Maxbass. By the grace of God Audrey recovered after several months of medical care. It was at this point Norman and Audrey retired from the farm and moved to the Wellington Assisted Living facility in Minot. Norman and Audrey made many new friends at the Wellington and also kept in contact with the folks in Maxbass. Norman passed away on September 20, 2009 and Audrey continued to live at the Wellington until her passing. Norman and Audrey spent many wonderful years together raising their family, watching them grow in life and raising their children, and working the farm together. Audrey also spent many years as a special care giver to her mother, Olga, and mother-in-law, Christine Brendsel.

The family is blessed by her example, values, unconditional love, and the love of her Lord. May her soul rest in the loving arms of Christ!

Survivors include her children, David (Sandy) Brendsel, Yvonne (Rex) Bell, Donald (Pat) Brendsel, and Douglas (Dianne) Brendsel; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-laws and families, Nora Roen and Ila Brendsel.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; parents; in-laws; and brother- and sister-in-laws.

Ken Oss

Graveside services for Ken Oss, formally of Lansford, ND, will be held Saturday, May 7th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lansford Cemetery.

Ken passed away on January 18th in Mandan, ND.

Visitation with the family will be held following the service at the Community Center in Lansford. Please stop by for coffee and share a story about Ken.

January Deaths
Teresa Kinney, 60, Tolley, ND, died Friday, January 1, 2016, in a Minot hospital.

The Reverend Raymond A. Aydt passed away on January 5, 2016, at St. Vincent’s Continuing Care Center, Bismarck, at the age of 94.

Caroline Brend, 99, Mohall, died Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at a Mohall nursing home.

Della E. Robey, 76, Grandview, MO, passed away January 17, 2016.

Marlin Jay Palmer, 79, Glenburn, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at a Minot hospital.

February Deaths
Willis Edward Smith, 88, Sherwood, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at his home.

Doris Allen, 81, Grand Forks, formerly of Mohall, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at a Grand Forks care center.

Henry Benton Skordal, Springdale, Arkansas, passed peacefully, Friday, February 5, 2016.

March Stevens, 65, Glenburn, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016 in his home with his family by his side following a battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, twenty years to the day of his father’s death.

Adrin A. Clark, age 74 of Townsend, Montana, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016.

Howard Stanley “Stan” McAlister, husband of Mary Ann Stewart from Sherwood, North Dakota, passed away in Lakewood, Colorado on February 19, 2016 after a brief illness.

Betty Ann Krause, 80, Mohall, died Thursday, February 25, 2016, at her home.

Loren Duane Bowers, 83, Sherwood, died Saturday, February 27, 2016, at a Mohall nursing home.

Gaylord Feland, 77, passed away in his winter home in Mesa, Arizona on February 21, 2016, with his partner Yvonne Krause and his family by his side.

Melvin Ellsworth Aho, 80, Mohall, died Monday, February 29, 2016, at his home.

March Deaths
Leona Margie Olson, 94, formerly of Sherwood, died Friday, March 11, 2016, at a Mohall nursing home.

Erick Arthur Johnson, 99, Sherwood, died Thursday, March 17, 2016, at a Bottineau nursing home.

Merilyn Mandigo, age 83 of Minot formerly of Westhope, died Friday, March 18, at a Minot nursing home.

Joel David Routledge, 40, Fargo, North Dakota lost his battle with cancer and passed away at Sanford Hospital on March 19, 2016 with his family at his side.

Elna Valborg Knutson Knox passed away on March 23, 2016 in her home in Yuma, AZ.

Ladora Marie Gregory, 83, Minot, formerly of Lansford, ND, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, in a Minot hospital from complications related to ovarian cancer.

April Deaths
Cecelia M. Zeltinger, 97, Fargo, formerly of Minot, ND, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health, Fargo.

Jeremiah Patrick Kelly, 44, Grenora, formerly of Mohall, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Gene R. Nicholsen of Moorhead, MN, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND, surrounded by his family and friends.

Sara Odessa Sakshaug, 95, passed away Tuesday evening, April 19, 2016 at her home with her two daughters by her side.

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December Deaths
Rita J. Noeske, 78, of Port Angeles, Washington, formerly of Mohall, North Dakota, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 21, 2015 surrounded by her family at home.

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