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Donna Strand
























April 10, 1927 to February 27, 2015

Donna Strand, 87, Minot, and formerly of Tolley, ND, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015, at Trinity Hospital in Minot.

Her funeral service will be held today, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot.

A family prayer service was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Thompson - Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Interment will be in Hamerly Cemetery, rural Loraine, ND.

Donna Jean Strand was born April 10, 1927, the daughter of Walter and Anna (Vehslage) Engel, in Grover Township, north of Tolley, ND. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tolley. She attended a rural school in Grover Township through the eighth grade, and graduated from Tolley High School in 1944. She attended Minot State College for one summer and then worked in the Tolley Exchange for three years.

She married Ordean Strand June 30, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tolley, and they lived on a farm in Hamerly Township for 48 years. When Ordean died in 1996, Donna began moving to Minot for the winter and later moved her house to Minot. She was currently residing at The View in Minot. Donna was a member of Hamerly Lutheran Church near Loraine, ND, until it closed in 1999, and had served on the church board for several years. She was a member of the Hamerly Lutheran Women and had been president and held other offices in that organization. She served as the church organist for 33 years, and also directed the Tri-Lutheran Choir for several years. She taught School there and served as Sunday School Superintendent for seven years. She was co-treasurer along with her husband of Tri-Lutheran Parish for all the years that the parish was in existence. She also served on the All Faith Chapel Board at the Mouse River Park, and the Community Concert Board of Mohall. She was also a member of the Grover Homemakers Club for over 45 years. She was a Lutheran Brotherhood Communicator, and secretary for Lutheran Brotherhood Mouse River Branch #8852.

Donna was a former member of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tolley, where she served as a church organist for several years and was currently a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Minot.

She had many hobbies and next to music, her favorite one was decorating cakes. She baked and decorated cakes for weddings and all occasions for many people.

One of Donna’s greatest joys were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved them so much and always looked forward to their visits. Donna was deeply loved, and will be missed by all.

Survivors include her daughters, Darla (Leon) Zeltinger, Minot, and Kristine Strand (Bill Dunkel), Minot; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Darrel Engel, Lewiston, ID; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ordean; and sister, Colleen.








January Deaths
Robert Johnson, 77, Sherwood, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at a Minot nursing home.

Connie May, 64, of Grafton, formerly of rural Mohall, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at a Grand Forks hospital, surrounded by her caregivers.

Marilyn Carter, 88, Sherwood, died Saturday, January 10, 2015, at her home.

Allen Merle Johnson, 75, of Manhattan, KS, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

John Gilford Johnson, 102, of Bemidji, MN died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Goldpine Home in Bemidji.

Marian Alice (Olson) Becker, much loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt, 85, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 15, 2015 in Rochester, Minnesota.

Lloyd Lampson, 93, Mohall, died Saturday, January 17, 2015, at a Mohall nursing home.

Jean Krohn-Jaman, age 79, of Minot, died Saturday, January 17, 2015 in a Minot nursing home.

William Burke Allen, 87, Grand Forks, formerly of Mohall, died Monday, January 19, 2015, at a Grand Forks hospital.


February Deaths
Nathan Daniel Duerre, 47, Bismarck, formerly of Mohall, died Friday, February 6, 2015, at a Bismarck hospital.

Arlene Mavis Watland, 90, Richardton, formerly of Antler and Mohall, died Sunday, February 15, 2015, at a Richardton care center.

Elda Mae Steen, 83, Minot, formerly of Maxbass and Glenburn, entered her heavenly home Sunday, February 15, 2015, from Trinity Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Mathilda “Tillie” Knutson, 90, Kenmare, died Sunday, February 15, 2015, at a Kenmare hospital.


March Deaths
Geraldine “Jeri” Himle, 81, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County, in Douglas, Wyoming.

Joyce Moran, 82, Minot, died Monday, March 10, 2014 in a Minot nursing home.

Duane L. Roen, 89, Hudson, Wisconsin, formerly of Lansford and Minot, passed away on March 19, 2014 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, Wisconsin.



April Deaths
Myrtle Miller, 76, rural Lansford, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Merrill "Bud" Olson, 85, Ada, MN, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Benedictine Care Community, Ada.

Kenneth Jerome Strand, 63, Mohall, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at a Kenmare hospital.

Kevin Martin Thom, 59, Dickinson, formerly of Mohall, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at a Bismarck hospital.

Frank William Carlson, 83, Bismarck, passed away April 16, 2014 at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center.

William “Brad” Carnduff, 29, Sidney, MT, died Monday evening, April 21, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Burton (Burt) Clyde Witham, 94, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2014 at Mariposa Gardens in Osoyoos, BC.

Leo Joseph Mayer, 77, passed away April 28, 2014 at his home in Gridley, CA.

May Deaths
Rev. Richard R. Bahe, 85, Alexandria, MN, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

Marjorie Thelma Eldred, 86, Mohall, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Marvin Stanley Satterlund, 91, rural Carpio, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Linda Jill Legault, age 70, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014 after a long, courageous battle against multiple cancers.

Dennis Helming passed away at 5:25 a.m. on May 24, 2014.

Myron R. Heath, 71, formerly of Lansford, died May 28, 2014 in the Flagstone Senior Living Facility in The Dalles, Oregon.


June Deaths
Darlene Helgeson, 74, Minot, ND, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.

Hedvig Overton, 93, Kenmare, ND, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in a Kenmare Hospital.

Wayne Clifford Hill, 82, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 8th, 2014.

Gerald C. Vendsel, 92, formerly of Grano, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

Marvin Helmers, 88, Carpio, ND, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 in a Minot hospital.

Bertha Borghild Fitzgerald, 96, Mohall, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, peacefully in her sleep at a Mohall nursing home.


July Deaths
Marilyn Elizabeth Witteman, 73, Mohall, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Viola May Halvorson, 96, Mohall, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

Lauren L. McLain, 87, Lansford, ND, died Tuesday, July 9, 2014, at his home.

George Edward Solar, 90, Minot, formerly of Mohall, died Friday, July 11, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Harry “Bud” Fuller, 93, Minot, formerly of Sherwood, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Trinity Hospital, in Minot.

Carol Ann Evanger, 74, Bismarck, formerly of Mohall, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in a Bismarck hospital.

Edith Maye Clark, 80, Maxbass, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home.

Lois Johnson Spielvogel, 93, Mohall, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.



August Deaths
Irene Schmalz, formerly of Killdeer, North Dakota, passed away August 5, 2014 at the Benedictine Living Center of Garrison after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Ethel Elsberry, 80, of Williston, ND, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Williston with her family by her side.

Calman Eben “Jake” Allen, 69, Prescott, WA, formally of Tuttle, ND, lost his courageous 2½-year battle with lung cancer on August 11, 2014, with his wife and daughter by his side.

Robert “Bob” Harry Hurdelbrink, 90, Minot, died Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at his residence.

Vincent Feist, Jr., 72, Minot, formerly of Sherwood, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Betty Jo (Lemmon) Eldridge of Fort Benton, MT went home to be with Jesus on August 19, 2014.

September Deaths
Arnold Neil Sakshaug, 86, Bismarck, passed away on September 5, 2014, at St. Gabriel’s Community.

Doris Engstrom, age 88, of Westhope, North Dakota passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 at a Bottineau hospital.

Leon “Cub” Hembree passed away at a Minot hospital on Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Earl Stanley Engh, Sr., 85, Sherwood, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 22, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Glenn Gates, 66, Mohall, passed away on Saturday,
September 27, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Delores Jean Triplett, longtime Lansford educator and musician, died on September 28, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in Mohall, ND.


October Deaths
Dennis Paul Newgard, 76, Mohall, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at his home.

Kathleen (Kaye) Ione Carlson, 86, Bismarck, passed away October 13, 2014 at Missouri Slope Care Center.

Diane Jean Coates, 67, West Monroe, Louisiana, passed away October 17, 2014, in Hallsville, TX.

Randall Paul “Randy” Johnson, 64, Mohall, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Robert Joseph Savelkoul, age 72, a Lansford area farmer, lost his battle with cancer on October 19, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona.

Carole Derr Asheim, 89, Mohall, died Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

June Ruth Schmitz, 88, Minot, died Friday, October 24, 2014 in a Minot Adult Foster Care Center.





November Deaths
Ronald L. Schumacher, known as Opa by his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren and “Hoot” to a select few, passed away unexpectedly on November 3, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

Ronald David Bruder, 65, rural Mohall, died Friday, November 7, 2014 in his home.

Ida Berntson, 93, Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Minot, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, at Woodside Village in Grand Forks.

Vivian S. Becker, 102, Mohall, died Sunday, November 23, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

The world lost a wonderful beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother when Frances Sagsveen passed away surrounded by her children on November 29, 2014.



December Deaths




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