Mandan News

Obituaries May 2, 2014

Dorothy Feland
D O LadyDorothy Feland, 82, Flasher, died peacefully at her home on April 24, 2014, surrounded by love.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, at Flasher High School. Burial will be at Fairhill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, May 2, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Dorothy Arlene Maas was born on Jan. 2, 1932 in Solen, to Gladys and Leo Maas, and a special daughter to Yarl Fristad. A free spirited youth, she enjoyed riding her horse, going to dances, and outdoor activities. She met Raymond Banning Jr. at a dance, where he swore he would marry her one-day, and he did on July 3, 1953.

They moved to the family farm in Flasher, where they raised four mischievous boys, Kevin, Kim, Raymond (III), and Kory Banning. Dorothy loved the farm life and had no fear of getting her hands dirty with farm chores. In 1979, Jr. and Dorothy parted ways, and Dorothy moved to town. She began working at Mor-Gran-Sou, where she developed life-long friendships with her co-workers. Along with working, Dorothy kept busy traveling the world with friends, sewing, quilting, giving haircuts and perms in her kitchen, and spoiling her grandchildren, Brian, Raymond (IV), Sarah, Amber, and Brooke Banning.

Dorothy met a tall, handsome cowboy, Robert Feland, and fell in love again. They were married on May 12, 1984. Dorothy was a caring second mother to Bob’s children, Dean and Patty, as well as loved his grandchildren, Marlo, Alan, Travis, Karla, Kai; and great-grandchildren, Tyler, Trey, Mariesa, Alisia, Sheldon; and one great, great-grandchild, Kiara, as if they were her own. Bob and Dorothy enjoyed restoring homes, going to garage sales, and welcoming loved ones into their home. Dorothy considered all of her friends as part of her family and loved them dearly. Although Dorothy had no daughters, she cherished and loved Martha Stribling and Penny Mullaney as daughters of her own.

On March 14, 2013, Dorothy and the family received terrible news that she had cancer in her sinuses. She went on to have surgery in April, followed by a month of radiation treatment, and became cancer free. The strong-willed woman Dorothy was, she refused to allow this disease to stop her from enjoying life. You would still find her in the yard weeding, teaching life lessons and cooking tricks to her grandchildren. Dorothy gracefully endured a road trip to Colorado with family to happily witness her grandson, Ray, marry his love, Lizzy. During this time, Dorothy was also able to spend precious time with her great-grandson, Preston. During the rehabilitation process, Dorothy went into the care of Elm Crest Manor. There, she and Bob were able to enjoy more valuable time together. Unfortunately, on April 4, 2014, Dorothy and family were struck again with the devastating news that Dorothy’s cancer had returned and was terminal.

As always, Dorothy handled the news with dignity and poise. She was given the time to tell her family once again how much she loved them and said her goodbyes. Dorothy’s wish was to go back home to Flasher, and that she did on Tuesday, April 22. On April 24, surrounded by her girls, Martha, Penny, Sarah, and Amber, Dorothy left us peacefully.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, her sons, grandchildren, and numerous other relatives. She is preceded in death by her son, Raymond Michael Banning (III).

The family wishes to thank everyone for the continued support, phone calls, emails, cards, and visits. We would like to also thank the caring staff of Elm Crest Manor, Dr. Wink and staff at Sanford, and Dr. Watkins and staff at Bismarck Cancer Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bismarck Cancer Center in Dorothy’s name would be appreciated.

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John Jensen
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John Roger Jensen, 77, Mandan, died of a massive heart attack on April 19, 2014, at Banner Gateway Hospital is Mesa, Ariz.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan. Burial will be at the North
Dakota Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Cremation has taken place and the family will greet friends from 9 a.m. to the time of service on Tuesday.

John was born May 28, 1936, in Mandan, to Arnold P. and Marian (Baenen) Jensen. Raised and educated in Mandan, John played basketball and graduated from Mandan High School in 1954. Several months later he joined the US Navy and was aboard the USS Kearsarge. He was discharged in 1957.

On May 18th, 1963, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Sanford in Watford City. They had three children, Julie, John David, and Joanne. His family was always the most important thing in his life, along with lending a helping hand to whoever needed one. John enjoyed volleyball, exercising, and nature, particularly bird watching.

John worked as the Maintenance Supervisor at Roosevelt Elementary in Mandan for many years, retiring in 2000. He started brushing up on his golf skills in preparation of Marilyn retiring in 2001. That fall they set out for Mesa, Ariz., in pursuit of the snowbird lifestyle. John and Marilyn enjoyed their life with their friends and family in the Sun Life RV Resort in Mesa, with John volunteering many hours to the pancake crew and library. John’s passion for the last twelve years of his life was golfing and he achieved the goal of a hole-in-one twice in the 2012-2013 golfing season on his hole no. 14. John and Marilyn also enjoyed going to casinos and visiting their many friends and family members.

John’s God was very important to him. He was a member of the Episcopal Church and was involved in many areas of outreach when Christ Church of Mandan was active.

John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn Jensen; daughter, Julie and son, John (Karen) Jensen of Mandan, and daughter, Joanne of North Bend, Wash.; brothers-in-law David (Donna Lou) Sanford of Watford City and Mesa, Ariz., Jim (Susan) Sanford of Eloy, Ariz., and Rick (Kim) Sanford of Williston; grandchildren, Heather (Ryan) Dewald of Mandan and James Loyd of Oakfield, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Anna and David of Mandan; several nieces and nephews; His best buddy and friend from grade school, Ray Kary of Pinetop, Ariz.; and Breanna and Michael of Bismarck and Mandan who always had a special place in his heart.

John was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, James; brother, Pete Jensen and sister-in-law Mary Lu Jensen; sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Donald Hertz; and his father and mother-in-law, Norman and Marion Sanford.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Legion Baseball Fund or St. George Episcopal Church.

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Quinten Hausauer
D O HausauerQuinten Hausauer, 49, Mandan, died in the embrace of his wife and children on April 17, 2014, at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Quinten was born on Feb. 21, 1965, to Edward and Donna Hausauer in Lemmon, S.D. His family moved to Mandan in 1980. He attended Mandan High School and Job Corp. He married Annette Hatzenbuhler on Sept. 23, 1988, in Mandan. He called her “Sweets” and always said, “You’re the love of my life.”

Quinten was a proud Teamster, and worked hard every day to improve the lives of working people. He began his Teamster career while employed with UPS, where he served as a union steward before becoming a business agent and recording secretary with Teamsters Local 123/638. Prior to his Teamster career, Quinten worked in the human service field for HIT, Enable, and Charles Hall.

Quinten loved his family very much, especially his “sweetpea” Oliver. Quinten was a strong willed, practical man with common sense, often reminding his family not to “sweat the small stuff.” He will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, one-liners, and ability to make people laugh by telling a good joke. Quinten was a Denver Broncos fan and enjoyed watching news and politics. He also enjoyed weekly pinochle games with his family. “Hey Spanky, pick up your cards.”

Quinten will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Annette, Mandan; daughter, Jessica (fiancé, David Johnson) Hausauer, Minnesota; son, Matthew Hausauer, Mandan; grandson, Oliver Johnson, Minnesota; sisters, Connie Liebelt, Iowa, Roxann (Tim) Sauter, South Dakota, and Carla (Tim) Goldade, South Dakota; brothers, Scott (Shawnda) Hausauer, Lincoln, and Richard (Bev) Hausauer, South Dakota; sister-in-law, Oksoon Steinbach, Washington; a very special aunt, Ella Mae Hausauer, South Dakota; his father and mother-in-law Matt and Ann Hatzenbuhler, Mandan; numerous nieces and nephews and his dog, Casey.

Quinten was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim Steinback, Bill Hausauer and two infant brothers.

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Bernie Wieland
D O BernieBernie Wieland, 92, Mandan, died April 28, 2014, at Sanford on Sunset Care Center, Mandan.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 2, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, with military honors.

Bernie was born June 12, 1921, in Streeter, to John and Elizabeth (Freuer) Wieland. He graduated from Tappen High School in 1940. On Nov. 6, 1942, he married Irene Olson in Kensal. One month later Bernie entered the US Army Air Corps and was based in San Francisco, Calif., and served as a radio operator. He was honorably discharged in December 1945. Bernie and Irene made their home in Mandan in 1952 where he worked for Western Auto Parts for many years and for OK Equipment, retiring in the early 80s.

He loved bowling and was a part of the American Legion bowling team. Bernie was a lifetime member of the Mandan American Legion and a member of the Mandan Eagles and Moose Lodges. He thoroughly enjoyed the work he did and friends he made as a volunteer for Golden Age Services, volunteering into his 80s.

Blessed to have shared his life are three daughters, Dianne (Gordon) Vogt, Silver Springs, Nev., Sandi Johnson, Clarkdale, Ariz., and Barb Wieland, Mandan; one son, Jerry (Shelly) Wieland, Mandan; four grandchildren, Randy Wieland, Eric (Maria) Maddox, Chris (Bess) Miller, and Sheri Miller; one great granddaughter; one sister, Renata Churchill, Redmond, Wash.; and three brothers, Leo (Carol) Wieland, Pinellas Park, Fla., Elmer Wieland, Park Rapids, Minn., and Leonard (Cindy) Wieland, Falmouth, Maine.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2004; son-in-law, Mark Johnson; two sisters, Leah (Rich) Falk and Leone (Howard) Haase; and one brother, Gerhardt Wieland.

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John Wetsch
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D O  WentzJohn G. Wetsch, 88, Mandan, died April 20, 2014 at Sanford Health in Mandan.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

John was born on Sept. 22, 1925, to Martin and Bertha (Berger) Wetsch, in the rural St. Anthony area. He was raised and educated in that area until he moved with his parents to a farm in Fallon, at the age of 18. John married Rosemary Kuntz on Oct. 22, 1946, at Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Fallon. After a few years on the farm, John and Rosemary moved to Mandan, where they made their home and raised their family. John worked for Mobil Oil for many years and later Cass Clay before retiring.

John was a gentle man with great wisdom and compassion for others. He was always willing to help whenever needed being very committed to his community and church but family was always central in his life and he was a devoted husband and father. John was a proud member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan Golden Age Services, Mandan Moose Club and an honorary life member in both third and fourth degree Knights of Columbus. John also had a great appreciation of all kinds of music and was a self-proclaimed history buff.

Those left to cherish his memories are daughters, Nancy (Wayne) Kjar, Carpinteria, Calif. and Rosalie (Pat Kandziora) Wetsch, Madison, Wisc.; sons, David (Susan Burgess) Wetsch, Vancouver, Canada and Alan (Mary Beth) Wetsch, Post Falls, Idaho; grandchildren, Kerry Weissman, Sarah Pollichronakis, Chad Wetsch and Rachel Burgess Wetsch; great grandchildren, Connor Wetsch, Carson Wetsch and Miranda Lindsay; sister, Eleanor (Mike) Wolbaum, Steele, ND and sister-in-law, Jenny Wetsch, Rapid City, S.D.

John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rosemary who died on April 14, 2009; brother, Lawrence and great-grandson, Skyler Weissman.

In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Ruth Meier House in Bismarck or American Heart Association.

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Anton Schaff
D O  SchaffAnton Francis Schaff, 84, Mandan passed away on April 23, 2014, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 26, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Johnson Kuriappilly as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Anton Francis Schaff was born on March 21, 1930, in St. Anthony. He was the son of Paul and Magdaline (Wetsch) Schaff.

Anton was raised on the family farm in the St. Anthony area and attended rural school until the age of 11. At the age of 18, Anton joined the army and received an honorable discharge in 1948.

Anton met the love of his life Barbara Doll and married her on Nov. 13, 1951, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Glen Ullin. Anton farmed and ranched in the St. Anthony area from 1952-1973. During that time, he also worked as a salesman for Mandan Supply. In 1973, they moved to Steele and farmed and ranched until 1977. After retiring from farming, they moved to Mandan, where they started a home building business.

In 1985, Anton co-owned D & S Auto and Trailer Sales, as a Triggs horse and stock trailer dealer. In 1986 and 1987, he was given the award as Triggs Dealer of the Year. In 1987, Anton designed a heavier duty stock trailer called the Boss Trailer with Donald Bronswald in Fall City, Neb. In 2000, Donald found he had colon cancer and had five to six months to live. So the Boss trailer line was put up for sale and sold in the state of Kansas. When Donald died, Anton decided to retire. In 1987, he sold D & S to Dwayne and Sharon Wahl, and he built a hobby farm northwest of Mandan. Due to health problems, he sold it and moved into Mandan in 2001.

He enjoyed fishing and boating, playing cards with friends and family, and taking in cattle sales. Spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren was important to Anton.

Anton is survived by his wife Barbara (Doll) Schaff; his five children, Sharon (Dwayne) Wahl, Bismarck; Patrick (Loretta) Schaff, Towner; David (Theresa) Schaff, Buckley, Wash.; Annette (Kenneth) Miller, Mandan; and Diane (Tom) Sayles, Mandan; eleven grandchildren: Jackie Best, Minot; Tracy (Mary) Schaff, Tacoma, Wash.; Brad (Tiffany) Schaff, Mankato, Minn.; Jesse (fiancé Traci) Miller, Mandan; Billy (Karmen)Wahl, Mandan; Timothy (Mandy) Schaff, Bonney Lake, Wash.; Jason (Kristen) Schaff, Grand Forks; Wade Miller, Fargo; Michael (Maria) Wahl, San Diego, Calif.; Preston Wahl, College Station, Texas, and one step-grandson Blake Sayles, Washington; eight great grandchildren: Taylor and Keenen Best, Minot; Carter and Kate Schaff, Mankato, Minn.; Quinn Schaff, Grand Forks; Eliza Schaff, Tacoma, Wash.; Kalia and Kai Schaff, Bonney Lake, Wash.; three sisters: Barbara Saumell, Hemet, Calif.; Marianne (Mike) Blasco, Mandan; Bertha (Paul) Heinrich, Mandan; and four brothers, Joseph (Kathryn/Ruby) Schaff, Bismarck; Paul (Ann/Laura) Schaff, Mandan; Tom (Lois) Schaff, Shakopee, Minn.; and Martin (Angie) Schaff, Mandan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Magdaline (Wetsch) Schaff, two sisters: Katie Taghon and Leona Helbling/Smith; one brother Adam Schaff; two sister-in-laws: Ann (Paul) Schaff; Kathryn (Joseph) Schaff; two brother-in-laws Robert (Katie) Taghon; Paul (Bertha) Heinrich; his grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Magdaline (Wetsch) Schaff, two sisters: Katie Taghon and Leona Helbling/Smith; one brother Adam Schaff; two sister-in-laws: Ann (Paul) Schaff; Kathryn (Joseph) Schaff; two brother-in-laws Robert (Katie) Taghon; Paul (Bertha) Heinrich; his grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.

Harland Lanz
D O  LanzHarland “Red” Lanz, 83, Mandan died Sunday April 20, 2014, at Sanford Hospital in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on April 25, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church Mandan, with the Rev. Chad Gion as celebrant.

Harland was born on June 25, 1930, to Chryst and Rose (Schantz) Lanz in Glen Ullin. He was raised and educated in Glen Ullin. He was a 2O year veteran of the United States Navy and the United States Air Force, serving with the Navy during the Korean War and with the Air Force as an air traffic controller.

Harland will be deeply missed by his wife Kathleen; step-daughters, Lynn (Kenneth) Weiand, Mandan and Mary (Dion) Palen, Minot; stepsons, John Rennich, Bismarck, David (Mary) Rennich, Bismarck and George (Linda) Rennich, Mandan; sister,
Virginia (Leonard) Scheeler, Glen Ullin; 7 step-grandchildren, 6 step-great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Harland was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Merle (Jane) Lanz and
Darryl (Rose) Lanz.

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