Mandan News

Obituaries Aug. 15, 2014

James Boehm
D O boehmJames A. “Jim” Boehm, 66, Mandan, passed away Aug. 8, 2014, at his home.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Aug. 13, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Nick Schneider as celebrant. Burial was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

Jim was born on May 22, 1948, in Mandan, to Elizabeth “Betty” Boehm. He grew up in Mandan and graduated from Mandan High School in 1966. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1966, serving on the USS Blueback. He was honorably discharged in 1970.

He married Donna Wetsch on Sept. 4, 1971, and together they lived in Mandan. He did carpentry work until 1972, when he started working for N.D. State Radio Communications. It was supposed to be a winter job, but after 37 years, in 2009, he retired from the state.

He was a member of the Mandan Eagles and Mandan Moose Club, where he made many lifelong friends. He spent many hours playing poker and pinochle with “the boys.” He enjoyed fishing, watching sports, heading “south,” traveling, going south for the winter, and most of all, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Jim was a man of few words, but when he spoke, people listened. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 42 years, Donna, Mandan; his children: Rhonda (Jeremiah) Larson, Sioux Falls, Roslyn (David) Schwengler, Minot, Randy Bismarck, RaeAnn Boehm (Robert Schwindt), Mandan; six grandchildren: Sophie Larson, Ryley and Addison Schwengler, Reese and Rachelle Boehm, and Ryder Schwindt; his brothers and sisters in law: Fran Boehm, Gloria Dirk, Larry Wetsch, Charlotte (Dwayne) Job, Deborah (Tom) Reed, Clyde (Linda) Wetsch, and Mary (Kevin) Junker, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Boehm, his parent in law, Anton A. and Elizabeth Wetsch, his brother, Robert A. Boehm and brother in law, Nicholas Dirk.

Clara Heidt
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Clara Heidt passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the age of 94. Clara has joined her husband and oldest daughter in peace.

A funeral service was held on Aug. 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery. Cremation has taken place.

She has left behind many beautiful memories for her family and friends. She will be missed by her daughter, Jorgeen (Paul); seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

The family gives a special thank you with love and gratitude to Jean and Dennis whose care made it possible for her to remain at home.

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Anton Fleck
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Anton T. “Tony” Fleck, 81, Elgin, died Aug. 9, 2014, at Jacobsen Memorial Hospital in Elgin.

Mass of Christian Burial was on Aug. 14, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Christopher Kadrmas as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Anton was born on Feb. 27, 1933, to Anton J. and Monica (Berger) Fleck in rural Solen. He was educated at St. Peter and Paul’s in Fallon. He worked on the family farm with his two brothers, Val and Jerome. Tony also enjoyed fixing fence and was a perfectionist in all he did. He was always willing and able to help anybody that would ask and would work for other local farmers and ranchers.

Tony loved to read and keep up with world events. He enjoyed attending many family functions with his brother and best friend, Jerome. Tony was a very gentle soul. He had great pride for his country, which he demonstrated as he raised the United States Flag daily at his residence, Dakota Hills in Elgin.

Tony will be deeply missed by his sisters, Hildegarde (Martin) Morrell, Mandan, Lenore (Leonard) Haider, Mandan, Clara (Melvin) Beckler, Hazen and Bernie (Rick) Warhurst, Bismarck; brothers, Val (Doris), Flasher, Melvin (Shirley), Mandan, Leonard (Karen) Mandan and Richard, Bismarck and sister-in-law, Cecelia Geiger, Mandan along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Adeline Vogel; infant brothers, Alphonse and Casper and brothers, Lucas and Jerome; sister-in-law, Maggie Fleck and brother-in-law, Harold Schlinger.

We would like to thank the Dakota Hills and Elgin Hospital staff for the wonderful care that Tony received.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

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