Mandan News

Obituaries – February 18-24, 2012

John Marshall

John T. Marshall, 57, Mandan, died Feb, 13, 2012m at Medcenter One Hospital in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

John was born on July 26, 1954, to John and Rose (Feth) Marshall in Mandan. He was raised in Mandan and graduated from Mandan High School in 1972. John married Delphine Friesz on April 29, 1977, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandan. John worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 29 years and Strata Corporation for the last seven years.

As a lifelong resident of Mandan, he appreciated life and the closeness of friends and family. John was socially and spontaneously outgoing. His communication skills allowed him to make new friends in any given situation. He had a great sense of humor and positive attitude that resulted in lifting people’s spirits. Especially remembered are the funny facial expressions and physical comedy that was always sure to get a laugh. He had a great appreciation for music of all eras and loved talking about classic cars. He was often both seen and heard around Mandan driving in one of his vintage model vehicles. He was a great storyteller, remembering in detail about the lives and events of those he held dear, always flavored with a joke. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and camping with his family and extended family. He was comfortable openly expressing his love and pride for his family. John left a strong impression and touched the hearts of everyone around him and these cherished memories are what we have today in celebrating John’s life.

John will be deeply missed by his loving wife. They shared 34 wonderful years together. He is also survived by his children, Trever (Angela) of Fridley, Minn., Anton (Jamie) and Jakob of Bloomington, Minn.; grandchildren, Ella, Oliver, Eliot and Isabel; sisters, Loretta Zueger, Denver, Colo., Rodine (Richard) Durgin, Gainesville, Fla., and Patricia (Gary) Anhorn, Bismarck. Also surviving are his mother-in-law Elsie Friesz, Mandan; sisters-in-law, Sharon Johnson, Bismarck, Annette (Leon) Kary, Mandan; brothers-in-law Kennard Friesz, Mandan, Gerard (Mary Ellen) Friesz, St. Paul, Minn., Maynard (Linda) Friesz, Arlington, Va.; and many loving nephews and nieces.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose Marshall; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kathy Marshall; an infant brother, Charles Marshall; nephew, Kent Marshall; and his father-in-law, Edward Friesz.

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Nick Renner

Nick A. Renner, 85, Mandan, died Feb. 18, 2012, at Medcenter St. Vincent Care Center in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Charlie Heidt as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Nick was born on Nov. 2, 1926, to Ambrose and Bertha (Schmidt) Renner in Mandan. He was raised in Mandan and educated at the Highland School and St. Anthony Catholic School. He married Mary Hartze on Dec. 27, 1952, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bismarck. Nick’s passion in life was farming and ranching, and he and Mary lived and raised their children on their farm southwest of Mandan, until they retired and moved to Bismarck.

Nick also enjoyed playing pinochle with his family and friends, doing crossword puzzles, but most of all spending time with his family. Nick enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and they all enjoyed Grandpa Nick.

Nick will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Mary. They shared 59 wonderful years together. He is also survived by daughters, Josephine (Kelly) Vetter, Bismarck, and Annette (Tim) Mjoen, Jacksonville, Fla.; sons, Robert James (Sharon), Bismarck, James (Kathy) and Michael of Mandan; sisters, Bridget, Pauline, Mary, Viola and Clementine; brothers, Lawrence, Edward, and Anton; grandchildren, Corey, Cayla, Crystal, Amanda and Angela Renner, Sarah Brewster, Sheila Joyce, Patrick Mjoen, Jessica Litto, Jennifer and Jonathan Vetter; and great-grandchildren, Charlette, Weston, Phoenix, and Alexis.

Nick was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph; sisters, Ida, Rose, Margaret, and Eva; and brothers, Albert and Matt.

Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook and view flower and tribute photos.