Mandan News

Obituaries – August 18-24, 2012

Fern Bueligen

Fern Bueligen, 89, Mandan, died Aug. 16, 2012, at The Baptist Home, Bismarck.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 20, at Evangel Assembly of God Church, Bismarck, with Rev. Doug Graham and Rev. Clyde Zimbelman officiating. Burial was at St. John’s Cemetery, south of Mandan.

Fern was born Jan. 6, 1923, in Bismarck, to Fred and Laura (Schulz) Hagerott. On April 15, 1958, she Married Richard Bueligen at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Center, where they made their home, having three children and one stepdaughter. Being a wonderful wife and mother, dedicated to her family, she still found time to work as a cook at The Cross Ranch and teach Sunday school at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Center. Along with this she found time to enjoy gardening, sewing and canning.

In 1980 Fern and Richard moved to Mandan and she worked as a hostess at Kirkwood Inn, Bismarck. In 1981, Fern accomplished the longtime goal of receiving her High School GED. Through the years before retirement she served on the Missouri Slope Nursing Home advisory board, was a member of the RSVP, chaired the funeral committee at the First Lutheran Church, Mandan, and was in quilting groups. After retirement, to keep herself busy she did volunteer work in several areas and spent a large amount of time with her grandchildren.

Blessed to have shared her life are daughter, Rodella (Barry) Hausauer, Mundelien, Ill.; stepdaughter LaDonna Bueligen of San Carlos, Calif.; sons, Delvin (Becki) Bueligen, Mandan, and Lowell (Tammy) Bueligen, Otsego, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Justin Bueligen, Chantel (Christopher) Schaf, Naomi (Dominic) Marks, Ryan (Katie) Hausauer, Brandon Hausauer, Evan Bueligen, Ashley Bueligen; four great-grandchildren, Ana Schaf, Max Schaf, Elliot Bueligen, Lily Hausauer; one sister, Arline Orgaard, Bismarck; and two brothers, Delmar Hagerott, Center and Norlan (Dollie) Hagerott of Ortonville, Minn.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard, in 1991; brother, LeRoy Hagerott; brothers-in-law, Lynn Orgaard and Edwin Lindner; and one granddaughter, Rachel Bueligen.

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Larry Dorrheim

Deacon Larry Dorrheim, 70, Bismarck, died Aug. 16, 2012, at his place of residence in Bismarck, with his family at his side.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Aug. 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Bishop David D. Kagan, D.D., P.A., J.C.L. as celebrant,

Rev. Shane Campbell as con celebrant and Rev. Patrick Schumacher as homilist and con celebrant, also including priests of the Dioceses. Burial was at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, south of Mandan, with honors provided by the VFW Post No. 707 and American Legion Post No. 40.

Larry was born Sept. 14, 1941, in Elgin, to John and Emma (Theurer) Dorrheim. He attended grade and high school in Elgin. He served on Active Duty in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963. On Sept. 1, 1965, he married Nancy Goetz at St. Stephens Parish, Richardton.

Larry was an Information Technology Manager for the State of North Dakota, Bismarck, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Fargo, and Super Value Stores Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. In 1981, he and his family moved back to Bismarck and he was employed at Basin Electric Power Cooperative. In 1995, he took early retirement from Basin Electric. On Aug. 8, 1993, Bishop John F. Kinney ordained Larry a deacon for the Diocese of Bismarck. His diaconate assignments included Church of Ascension, Bismarck; Catholic Indian Mission, Fort Yates and Church of St. Joseph, Mandan where he served until his retirement from active ministry on Oct. 1, 2010.

After his retirement he spent and enjoyed many hours working on scrapbooks and giving special attention to his 1965 T-bird. Larry was proud of his military service he gave to his country. His faith was important and evident even as a young man. After his marriage he continued his faith by becoming a deacon for the Bismarck Diocese as influenced by a good friend, Deacon Al Schwindt. He thoroughly enjoyed the various duties preformed as a deacon. Above all and most central in his life was the pride and love he had for his family. He enjoyed family gatherings and quiet and prayer time with them; these cherished memories will forever be remembered.

Larry is survived by his wife, Nancy of Bismarck; daughter, Lisa (Clayton) Vetter, Lincoln; son, Jay (Fiancé Bekki), Mandan; grandson, Scotty Beeler (Courtney), Bismarck; granddaughter, Ruby Dorrheim; sister, Ruth (Ralph) Boyer, Bismarck; and brothers, Merlyn (Shirley), Fargo, Milton (Jan), Bismarck and Wayne, San Jose, Calif.

Larry was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Alisha Lee Ann; and parents, John and Emma Dorrheim.

In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be given to the Church of St. Joseph Capital Campaign.

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John Leingang

John G. Leingang, 73, Mandan, died Aug. 16, 2012, at Medcenter One Living Center.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Aug. 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell 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 following the service.

John was born on March 9, 1939, to George A. and Agnes (Lipp) Leingang in Fort Yates. He was raised and educated in the Solen-Fort Yates area. John served in the United States Army and upon his discharge he returned to North Dakota, where he worked in the farming and ranching industry for many years. John also was a bartender at Ralph’s Bar. He married Alma LaFromboise in 1966 in Fort Yates. Alma died in 1974.

John will be remembered as an honest and hardworking man. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was known as a practical joker. He enjoyed dancing to old time music, playing cards and spending time with his family.

John will be deeply missed by daughters, Johnelle Leingang, Mandan, and Michelle Leingang, McLaughlin, S.D.; sons, Rodney, Bismarck, George, Cannon Ball, and stepson, Richie Claymore, Fort Yates; six grandchildren, Deserae, Dakota, Kelly, Landi, Brooke and Paige; two great-grandchildren, Tylee and Annabella; sisters, Bernice (Donald) Schmidt, Bismarck, Bev (Dave) Salter, Bismarck and Linda Gullickson, Mandan; and brother, Dale (Nancy), Solen.

John was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Alma; daughter, Alona Leingang; stepdaughter, Lisa Claymore; and brother, Donald A. Leingang.

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Leslie Windhorst

Leslie Windhorst, 54, New Salem, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 13, 2012, at his home on the farm.

A funeral service was held on Aug. 16, at the Buehler-Larson Funeral Chapel in New Salem with Reverend Ernie Hockett officiating. Burial was at Churchtown Cemetery, north of New Salem.

Leslie was born Oct. 5, 1957, in Bismarck to Richard and Frances (Gappert) Windhorst. He graduated from New Salem High School in 1975 and attended Wahpeton College of Science, where he graduated as a certified apprentice plumber. Les worked at American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead, Minn. Later returning home, he worked as a plumber, welder, and helped out on the farm. Les married Annette Cofer and together they had two children, Justin and Sherie.

Les enjoyed farming, ranching, hunting and fishing – complete with a trip to Alaska! He was a great sports fan, and enjoyed watching football and basketball on TV, especially the Rams. Les enjoyed teaching his son how to hunt, especially birds. Deer hunting was never very successful… Les and Justin spent many hours fixing up tractors, cars and the orange Scout in the machine shed. Sherie and her dad played many games together, especially Battleship and Checkers. Many memories were made during family gatherings where the house was filled with kids playing games, the adults playing Smear and the kitchen table full of food. Les was often found playing baseball with his nieces and nephews in the farm yard. He was by far the loudest one in the room, laughing and clapping. He would talk so loud and would be so excited to share stories that the family would often tell him to “quiet down.”

Les is survived by his two children, Justin and Sherie Cofer; his ex-wife, Annette Coffer; and his mother, Frances Windhorst, all of New Salem; four brothers and three sisters, Kenneth (Leslie) Klingenstein, Casselton, Karen (Darrell) Anderson, Bolivia, N.C., Keith (Kim) Klingenstein, Beltsville, Md., Kal (Dr. Beth) Klingenstein, Valley City, Glen Windhorst, Bismarck, Jean (Bill) Gottbreht, Irvine, Calif., and Carol Klingenstein, New Salem. Les is also survived by the following nieces and nephews: Mindi (Don) Pirkl, Kari (John) Barlund, Dr. Kami Anderson, Dr. Justin (Gina) Anderson, Dr. Jada Anderson, Kaylene (Brandon) Carter, Kant Klingenstein, Drs. Max (Kristin) Klingenstein, Emma (Zachery) Bjore, Jenny (Jeff) Gahagan, Katie (Jerry) Brown, William Gottbreht, Matthew (Laura) Klingenstein, and Madalyn (Brendan) Muldoon.

Les was preceded in death by his father, Richard Windhorst; his grandparents; a brother, Kelby Klingenstein; and a nephew, Zachary Klingenstein.

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