Mandan News

Obituaries Feb. 28, 2014

Miranda Scherr
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Miranda Scherr, 33, Mandan, died Feb. 15, 2014 at St. Alexius Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Bismarck.

Funeral Services were held on Feb. 19, at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan with Deacon Bob Wingenbach as presider.

Miranda was born on Nov. 22, 1980 to John and Kathryn (Tomac) Scherr in Mobridge, S.D. She attended grade school in Florida before the family returned to North Dakota. She then attended school in Dickinson and Mandan, where she received her GED. Miranda moved to Florida for a short time and was employed with Lani Kai in Ft. Myers Beach. After returning to North Dakota, she was employed with the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck, as a waitress.

Miranda was a kind and loving person, who would do anything for anyone. She was always the first one to offer help and friendship if her family or friends needed her. Miranda had a vibrant personality, and it drew people to her, as was evident with her number of friends. Her family was central in her life, with her pride and joy being her son, Porter.

Miranda will be deeply missed by her son, Porter; parents, Kathy Scherr, Mandan and John Scherr, Sheboygan, Wis.; grandparents, Bob and Betty Tomac, Watauga, S.D. and Frank and Jan Scherr, Marritt Island, Fla.; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and some very special friends.

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Arnold Maier
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Arnold Maier, 94, formerly of Hannover and Bismarck, died Feb. 22, 2014, at Trinity Nursing Home, Minot.

A funeral service was held on Feb. 25, at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Hannover, with the Rev. Russell Fitch officiating. Burial was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Arnold was born June 9, 1919, on the family farm in Oliver County, to Philip and Anna (Henke) Maier. He attended grade school in Hannover, and graduated from New Salem High School. In 1941 he was drafted into the US Army, where he served for four years with the First Armored Division, and was a Purple Heart Recipient. Returning home, he married his childhood sweetheart, Evelyn Henke, on Nov. 4, 1945, in Hannover. They took over the family farm, Spring Coal Valley Stock Farm, until 1970, when they moved to Bismarck. In 1973, they moved to Westhope, where Arnold managed Gateway Inn. Later returning to Bismarck, he worked at Holiday Inn and Fleck Law Office, retiring in 1993. In 2011, Arnold entered Trinity Nursing Home in Minot. Military organizations were very important to Arnold, and he was a member of the VFW, American Legion Amvets, DAV, and held many offices. He was instrumental in getting the Purple Heart Monument at the state capitol. Arnold was active in 4-H and enjoyed photography. Above all, his family was the most important thing to him, and his grandchildren each held a special place in his heart.

Arnold will be missed by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Maier, Minot; daughter, Gayle Lee, Minot; son, Gary Maier, Center; six grandchildren, Annette (Paul) Foss, Minot, Anthony (Christy) Lee, Westhope, Shelly (Chad) Portscheller, Bismarck, Wendy (Jason) Hausauer, McClusky, Scott (Miranda) Maier, Center, and Shayla Maier, Center; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Lucille (Wally) Fowler, Wenatchee, WA; brother, Raymond Maier, New Salem; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Audrey) Henke, Hannover; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Beatrice and Frances; son-in-law, Jackie Lee; and great grandson, Paxton Lee.

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