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Viola Halvorson

February 17, 1918 to July 9, 2014

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

Her funeral service was held Monday, July 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at the Good Samaritan Society, Mohall.

Officiating at the service were Reverends Eugene and Marilyn Moeller.

Soloist was Mary Benning, and organist, Vonda Schmidt.

Casketbearers were Brian Blazek, Kirk Prestegard, Coby Worthington, Heather Hatcher, Tanya Koenig, Aimee Stewart, and Dale Balzek.

Burial took place at the Mohall Community Cemetery, Mohall.

A family service was held Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., at Brose Funeral Home, Mohall.

Viola was born February 17, 1918, to Herbert and Iva (Martinell) Williams, on the family farm in Cut Bank Township, Bottineau County, rural Mohall. She attended Cut Bank Township School through the eighth grade.

She married Ruben Halvorson on September 29, 1941, in Bottineau. They first lived in Cut Bank Township. In 1943, they moved to Portland, OR, where they both worked in the shipyards. They returned to the Mohall area one year later to live and farm in Hurley Township, Renville County. Viola also worked at Lee’s SuperValu grocery store and cleaned houses for area people. Ruben died May 13, 1993.

Viola was a member of the United Methodist Church, Mohall. She played piano for the Troubadours, a band that played at area nursing homes. She volunteered at the local nursing home and also loved to play Bingo.

Survivors include her daughters, Denese Prestegard, Savage, MN, Deborah (John) Worthington, Vista, CA, and Sherry (Larry) Anderson, Isanti, MN; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sandra Blazek; and siblings, Herviean Hunt, Myrtle Skeslein, Vivian Nelson, Willie Williams, and Frieda Schmidt.
(Brose Funeral Home, Mohall)

George Solar

May 20, 1924 to July 11, 2014

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

His funeral service was held Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall.

Officiating at the service was Reverend Todd Olson.

Organist was Chantel Southam.

Casketbearers were Jerry Oberholtzer, Paul Glessing, Russell Becker, Jim Gates, Adam Solar, and Chris Solar.

Burial took place at the Mohall Community Cemetery, Mohall.

George was born May 20, 1924, in Kenmare, to Mike and Marie (Simpson) Solar. He was raised in North Dakota; and in 1928, the family moved to Montana. The family returned to North Dakota his junior year of high school and he graduated from Mohall High School in 1942.

He farmed with his father until being drafted in the U.S. Navy in 1945. He served as a Signalman 3rd Class aboard destroyer escort ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific. He was honorably discharged in July of 1946 and returned to the Mohall area and continued farming.

George married Mary Jane Yearicks on November 3, 1949, in Rio Grande, NJ. They lived on the farm until moving into Mohall in 1961. He farmed a total of 13 quarters prior to retiring in 1983. Jane died July 31, 2006. He moved to The Wellington in Minot in 2010.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Mohall, and the George T. Taylor American Legion Post #52, Mohall. He loved sports, especially baseball.

Survivors include sons, Jim (Carmen) Solar, Bellingham, WA, and Bob (Penny) Solar, Minot; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; siblings, Martha Smith and Alma (Russell) Zurkan, all of Federal Way, WA, Bill Solar, Minneapolis, MN, Janet Lybeck, Auburn, WA, Helen (Gary) Bowman, Riverside, CA, and Hazel Stenberg, Auburn, WA; sister-in-law, Ruth Solar, Mohall; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

George was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael Earl Solar; wife, Jane; granddaughter, Amy Marie Solar; and siblings, Lawrence and Carl Solar.
(Brose Funeral Home, Mohall)

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

A private graveside service was held.

Harry Fuller
Harry ‘Bud’ Fuller, 93, Minot, formerly of Sherwood, ND, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in a Minot hospital.
His complete obituary will appear in the Wednesday, July 23rd issue of the Renville County Farmer.
(Brose Funeral Home - Mohall)

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.

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