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Calman Allen

January 20, 1945 to August 11, 2014

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.

Burial service to be held at the McKinney Cemetery near Tolley, ND.

Jake was born January 20, 1945 at home near Mohall, ND. He grew up on the family farm and spent many hours roller skating at the Mouse River Park. It was there he met the love of his life, Laura “Lolly” Irgens. They married in 1965 and had two girls, Vicki and DeAnn.

He graduated from Minot State College in 1971 with a teaching degree. He was a high school teacher in Tuttle, ND from 1972 to 1982. He started welding for Arena Welding and Manufacturing in 1984 where he loved designing and building farm implements. He eventually bought out and became co-owner of the business. He worked there with his wife, Laura, until his illness.

Jake was a long-time member of the Tuttle Wildlife Club, and a new member of the Eagles Club in Dayton, WA. As an avid hunter and fisherman, he helped raise pheasants for the Wildlife Club and was insistent that he help his grandson catch his first fish! He enjoyed deep sea fishing off the coast of North Carolina with his son-in-law, Kendal. He spent a week tent camping near Pembina, ND and bagged a 1,000 lb. moose. He loved hunting white tail deer, antelope, pheasants, and other game with family and friends. Jake was also a spectacular gardener, growing and canning many vegetables. As grandpa’s little girl, Skylar, can attest, the peas this summer were superb!

Recently, he spent time exploring his new surroundings in the Blue Mountains with daughter, DeAnn, and son-in-law, Shawn. He even hopelessly tried to teach his daughters the skills of canoeing on Jubilee Lake.

Jake loved his girls more than he could ever express. Whether it be flying, with one daughter at the controls and the other by his side, or driving with the two, he always had good advice and directions to give! We love you too, Dad. Jake was proud of his family and his three grandchildren who completed his life.

He will be deeply missed by his wife of 49 years, Laura, Prescott, WA; children, Vicki (Kendal) Coddington, Newark, TX, and DeAnn (Shawn) McCann, Prescott, WA; three grandchildren; brothers, Delmer (Judy) Allen, Yucca Valley, CA, and Randy Allen, Fargo, ND; sister-in-law, LaVerne (Darrell) Triplett, Bismarck, ND; brother-in-law, Martin (Evelyn) Irgens, Kenmare, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jake was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mabel (Brekhus) Allen; his brother, Kenny Allen; and sisters, Mavis Kjos and Carol Evanger.


November 20, 1923 to August 13, 2014

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

His funeral service was held Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in First Lutheran Church of Minot.

Interment was at Rosehill Memorial Park of Minot.

Bob was born November 20, 1923 at Sherwood, North Dakota, the son of George and Maurine (Fuller) Hurdelbrink. He was raised and educated at Sherwood and Eden Valley Rural Schools. He graduated from Sherwood High School in 1942. Bob was united in marriage to Cora Lunde on November 25, 1944 at Bottineau.

He began employment with the Great Northern Railroad in 1942. He and Cora made their home in various North Dakota communities while he was employed with the railroad. Some of these included, Hope, ND for two years, Sherwood for twelve years, Leeds for sixteen years, and Devils Lake for nine years. He retired in 1984 as the depot and traveling agent in Devils Lake. They moved to Minot in 1985.

Bob was a long time member of First Lutheran Church. He taught Sunday School and served on the Church Councils in Sherwood and Leeds. He was a member of the Sons of Norway, NARVRE, Golden K Kiwanis Club, ORT (Order of Railroad Telegraphers), Moose Lodge, and a former member of the Minot Elks and Eagles Club. He also played in the Elks band and served on the school boards in Sherwood and Leeds. He was an avid coin collector, golfer, and Pinochle player. He liked entertaining with his musical instruments and trick rope for reunions and gatherings.

His loving family includes his wife of nearly 70 years, Cora; daughters, Nancy (Robert) Silliman, York, ND; Debra Pierson, Fargo, ND; and June Kraft, Minot, ND; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; Siblings, sister, Marilyn Carter, Sherwood, ND, brother, Max (Leone) Hurdelbrink, Minot, ND; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Hurdelbrink, Dallas, TX, and Viola Richardson, Hebron, ND; brother-in-law, Wayne Lunde, Franklin, WI; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; infant great-grandsons, Carson and Colton; brothers, Burl (Grace) Hurdelbrink, Ben (Dottie) Hurdelbrink, Bill, and Cloyd Hurdelbrink; sisters-in-law, Nona Hurdelbrink, Linda Lunde, and Della (John) Nelson; brothers-in-law, Carlin Carter, Howard (Evelyn) Lunde, and Orville Richardson; and a very special aunt, Emma Hurdelbrink.

January Deaths
Shelby Hutton, 66, Belfield, died Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at St. Benedict’s Health Center, Dickinson, ND.

Carol Jean Resch, 65, Mohall, died Monday, January 20, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

Dennis Emmel, 77, Sherwood, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 in a Minneapolis, MN hospital.

Evalena Unruh Schmidt, 91, Mohall and formerly of Montezuma, KS, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

Kathryn Ann Erickson, 73, Mohall, formerly of Minot, died Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at a Mohall nursing home.

June Gronberg, 91, Minot, formerly of Carpio, died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at a Minot hospital.

Bernice Keller, 86, Minot, ND, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Brentmoor Assisted Living in Minot.

James Edwin Mathiason, 74, Mohall, died Friday, January 31, 2014, at his home.

February Deaths
Eldon J. Strand, 70, Minot, died Saturday, February 1, 2014 in a Minot hospital.

Erma Lenore Fahlgren, 86, Minot, ND, died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Trinity Medical Center, Minot, ND.

Karen Foreid, 70, Minot, ND, died Friday, February 7, 2014 in her home.

Duane Carroll Aga, 88, Minot, died on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Minot.

Linda J. Morlang, 73, passed away at her home in Yorba Linda, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014.

Josephine "Josie" Chapin, 79, Minot, Formerly of Lansford, died on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in a Rugby hospital.

Charles Allen Carbert, 92, Federal Way, WA, and formerly of Mohall, ND, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at a retirement home in Federal Way, WA.

Arnold Harry Erber, 89, rural Glenburn, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in his home.

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.

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