Mandan News

Obituaries – September 8-14, 2012

Veronica Barth

Veronica Barth, 91, Mandan, died Sept. 2, 2012, at Elm Crest Manor in New Salem.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Thursday, Sept. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Veronica was born on Sept. 20, 1920, to Frank and Rose (Steckler) Hegel in Dickinson. She was raised and educated in the Dickinson area. Veronica married Leo J. Barth on Oct. 16, 1940, in Dickinson. An industrious woman, Veronica worked alongside Leo on their farm near Almont, where they raised grains and livestock. Veronica also worked at George’s Bakery for over 27 years, retiring in 1992.

Veronica enjoyed raising flowers in her flower garden. She also had a vegetable garden and enjoyed canning all the vegetables she grew. Veronica loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them, especially family gatherings during the holidays. She also enjoyed sewing clothes and embroidering. She was a very competitive card player, enjoying such games as two-handed whist, and hand and foot. She also enjoyed playing bingo.

Veronica will be deeply missed by her daughters, Delores (John) Meier, Covington, Wash., Bernadette (Alfred) Cofer, New Salem, Marie Gross and her special friend, Tim Wolf, Mandan; her sons, Richard (Ruby) Mandan, and Roger (Pattie), Covington; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Maus and Rose Sticka, both of Dickinson; brother, Alex Hegel, Dickinson; and sister-in-law, Tillie Ramelow, Spokane, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leo, who died May 6, 2005; her sister, Mary Ann Hegel; son-in-law, Ron Gross; and her great-grandson, Holden Meier.

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Marie Greenshields

Marie E. Greenshields, 92, Mandan, died Aug. 29, 2012, at Sanford Health in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at the Werner Cemetery, Werner.

Marie was born on May 20, 1920, to Nels and Lena (Stewart) Christensen in Grand Forks. She was raised and educated in the Werner area. She married Valerius Greenshields on June 24, 1944, in Werner. In 1966 they moved to California. Marie worked for Stanford University Medical Records from 1976 until her retirement in 1990. She returned to North Dakota in 2011.

Marie enjoyed traveling and took cruises to Hawaii, Alaska and the Bahamas. She also took a bus trip to the East Coast. Her sense of humor and lust for life were evident in all she did. She enjoyed reading, loved Lawrence Welk, square dancing with Valerius and played a mean game of pinochle with her friends and family, but her greatest pleasure was watching her children interact when they were playing scrabble or poker.

Marie will be deeply missed by her daughters, Janet (Dan) Faiman, Fairview, Mont., Karen (Jere) Hunt, Naples, Fla., and Jean (Albert) Fischer, Mandan; sons, David, Napa Vine, Wash., LeRoy (Peggy), Mesa, Ariz. and Terry (Lisa), Folsom, Calif.; son-in-law, Greg Sease, Campbell, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Valerius who died in 1978; daughter, Joan Sease; brother, Walter Christensen; and grandson, Michael Tudor.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Capital Campaign Fund or a charity of their choice.

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Mathew Knoll

Mathew J. Knoll, 97, Mandan, died Sept. 9, 2012, at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, Sept. 14, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Johnson Kuriappilly as celebrant. Burial was at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, south of Mandan, with military honors provided by the VFW Post No. 707 and American Legion Post No. 40.

Mathew was born on Jan. 4, 1915, to Frank Knoll and Margaret Weber in Mandan. He married Patricia McCormick on May 13, 1949, in Mandan.

He was born, raised and educated in Mandan. In November 1942, Matt enlisted in the United States Army. Following his service to his country, Matt returned to Mandan to pursue his career in auto mechanics. He started working for Service Motors of Mandan, later employed by Muscatel, Chase and Ganrud Chevrolet until his retirement.

Matt and his wife, Pat could always be seen together around Mandan. Both had an appreciation of the outdoors and all that nature would offer in enjoyment, but his passion was fishing. A piece of ground along the Missouri River offered space for a large garden and a place for offshore fishing throughout their lifetime. He was an avid reader of fishing and hunting magazines. His family enjoyed his good sense of humor. Matt had a strong faith and lived it in a quiet manner. His family was central in his life and spending time with them creating memories was a legacy, he now leaves for a life well lived.

Mathew will be deeply missed by his daughter, Mary (Ron) Hosack, Moorhead, Minn.; son, Frank “Bud” (Wanda), Mandan; two grandchildren, Josh (Lisa) Knoll, Farmington, Minn., and Tom (Anna) Knoll, Fayetteville, N.C.; three great-grandchildren, Addison and Emery, both from Farmington, and Murphy, Fayetteville.

Mathew was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, who passed in December 2011; and his parents.

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Eva Schaff

Eva Schaff, 89, Mandan, died Sept. 9, 2012, at St. Gabriel’s Community in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Eva was born on May 6, 1923, to Florian Hoff and Ottilia Hellman in Glen Ullin. She was raised and educated in Flasher. She married Philip C. Schaff on Jan. 16, 1945, in Flasher. Eva helped her husband farm about 8 miles north of Solen until moving to Mandan in 1980.

Eva was an outgoing person, visiting whether at weddings or family events. A good game of pinochle was always enjoyed. Eva loved traveling to many places with her husband such as Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Alaska, Mexico, East Coast and many places in the United States. Eva loved to cook; she had a hospitality for everyone that would visit, no one would go away hungry. Apple pie, which was made out of a special recipe, German potato salad, homemade bread and choke cherry jelly were always on the menu. A favorite color was pink and often could be seen in her choice of dress or flowers. These special memories will be cherished.

Eva will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Philip; daughters, Judy (John) Haider, Solen, and Linda Martin, Helena, Mont.; sons, Roger (Julie), Bolingbrook, Ill., and Jim (Jeanette), New Salem; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Zins, Bismarck, and Minnie Zent, Seattle, Wash.; and brothers, Adam (Kathryn) Hoff, Wing, and Elanore Hoff, Avon, Minn.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Roger Jr.; brothers, Joe (Margaret) and John; and brother-in-laws, Leander Zins and Ralph Zent.

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