Mandan News

Obituaries – December 17-23, 2011

Lucille Duell

Lucille C. “Lucy” Duell, 86, Bismarck, died, Dec. 12, 2011, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Dec. 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Lucille was born on June 17, 1925, to Michael and Barbara (Schaaf) Kraft in Mandan. She graduated from Mandan High School in 1944. She married Robert Duell in Minneapolis, Minn. She worked at Grand Pacific Hotel, the Townhouse and Super 8. In 2002 she retired from the North Dakota Motor Vehicle Department after 20 years of service. After retirement Lucy traveled to many different places. She spent time with Candy helping her sell her crafts at craft shows.

Family was important to Lucy and Christmas was a favorite holiday when they could all spend time together. Her hobbies were watching soap operas, playing bingo and cards, especially smear and pinochle, but above all she simply enjoyed being with friends and family.

Lucy’s warm and loving personality will be missed by her daughter, Candy (Ken) Hansen, Bismarck; grandchildren, Jeremy, Bismarck, Jodee (Don) Ensz and Korey who is deployed with the 188th vertical National Guard in Kuwait; great grandchildren, Tyler, Shawn and Rylan, all of Harrisburg, S.D.; sisters, Florence (Pete) Stumpf, Larimore, Jean Kraft, Mandan; brother-in-law, Ken Bride; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Lucy was preceded in death by her husband; son, Steven; parents; sisters, Katherine (Nick) Stumpf, Elizabeth (Allen) Campbell, Francis (Harry) Sauter and Marilyn Bride.

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Jacob Hulm

Jacob Hulm, 92, of Bismarck, formerly of Edgeley, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, surrounded by his family under hospice care.

Eucharist of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Edgeley. Burial took place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Edgeley.

Hulm was born on June 7, 1919, in Emmons County on the home farm near Strasburg, the son of Anton and Cecelia (Wagner) Hulm. He attended the county school in Emmons County and then farmed with his parents. He married Perpetua Brown at Trinity Catholic Church near Strasburg on June 25, 1940. They rented a farm southeast of Strasburg, then moved to Timber Lake, Minn., for a short time before moving back to Strasburg in 1943. They lived near Strasburg until moving to Edgeley in 1950. They retired from farming and moved to Bismarck in 1997.

Jacob was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Bismarck; the Knights of Columbus, Edgeley and Bismarck; and the Jamestown Eagles Club.

Jacob is survived by his wife of 71 years; one son, Ronald, Bismarck; one daughter, Marie (Robert) Smith, Adrian; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Eva (Dean) Raymond, Ocala, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Michael Smith; daughter-in-law, Sharon Hulm; four brothers; and one sister.

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Darien Loeb

Darien J. Loeb, 47, Bismarck, died Dec. 12, 2011, at his residence in Bismarck.

A memorial mass was held on Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, Raleigh, with Rev. Daniel Berg as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date. His body has been bequeathed to the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.

Darien was born in Bismarck on Nov. 26, 1964, to Lorenz and Emma (Riehl) Loeb. He graduated from St. Gertrude’s in 1982. Darien worked in the oil fields near Dickinson and later in Colorado.

Darien was mechanically inclined and enjoyed tinkering with machinery. In his spare time he enjoyed playing video games, billiards and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Darien’s happy-go-lucky nature will be missed by his mother, Emma; sisters, Della Rae (Doug) Granrud, Beverly (Steve) Schneider and Geralyn (Emil) Kirschenmann, all of Bismarck; brothers, Lawrence, Bismarck, Myron (Amy) St. Gertrudes and Clyde (Pam), Longmont, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lorenz.

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Joseph Miller

Joseph F. Miller, 91, Mandan, died Dec. 16, 2011, at the Bismarck Baptist Home.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Joseph was born in St. Vincent on March 6, 1920, to Florian and Eva (Daub) Miller. On Nov. 7, 1944, in St. Vincent he married his wife of 67 years, Mathilda Schlosser. Together they farmed near Crown Butte and raised seven children. They moved to Mandan in 1981.

Joseph lived life to the fullest. He donated his time and efforts in various ways, some of which were serving on the Election Board at Crown Butte and the Mandan School Board. He was active with Meals on Wheels for 12 years. Joe was always available and glad to help wherever needed. He and Mathilda enjoyed many social events, which included a good game of pinochle, dancing and visiting with friends. Joe was always conscientious of maintaining good health by a daily routine of walking and later in life using his stationery bike. He was always careful to eat well but never found a chocolate he couldn’t enjoy! Joe had a sense of humor with a quick wit that all who knew him enjoyed immensely. Joe was faithful to the Catholic Church; prayer was a part of his life as he prayed his rosary daily. Above all he was kind and gentle, honest and sensitive to others needs.

Joe will be deeply missed by his soulmate and wife, Mathilda, Mandan; his children, grateful and proud to call Joe “Dad” are daughters, Arleen (Bob) Bakken, Bismarck, Cleo (Gary), Mandan, Brenda (Tom), Rosendahl, Grand Forks and Jody (Tim) Oden, Seattle; sons, Gary (Karen), Mandan and Randy(Leland), Seattle; grandchildren, Todd, Lance, Jeremy, Ryan, Ian, Nate, Whittney, Tanner, Eli, Jase, Wyatt, Sawyer, Jerrica and Teegan; great-grandchildren, Braden, Hunter, Bailey and Athena; and sister-in-law, Irene Miller, Mandan.

He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Susie; parents, Florian and Eva; sisters, Rose (Pete) Sturn, Ottilia (Barney) Taghon, and Katie (Albert) Taghon; and brothers, Peter (Clara), Steve (Veronica), (Betty), and Ralph.

Joe was a humble man of virtue and honor, had an outstanding work ethic and always knew how to brighten one’s day. He was so greatly loved by all that knew him.

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Milton Repnow

Milton Repnow, 83, Mandan, formerly of New Salem, passed away Dec. 17, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Peace Church, New Salem, with Reverend Joshua Eddy officiating. Burial was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Mandan VFW Post 707 and American Legion Post 40.

Milton was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Underwood, to Walter and Bertha (Anderson) Repnow. He was raised and attended school in the Underwood area. Drafted into the U.S. Army on April 26, 1946, Milton was sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations, arriving Sept. 30, 1946. He served in Japan during WWII, returning home on April 7, 1947. On Dec. 31, 1949, Milton married Elaine Seeger in New Salem. Milton worked construction jobs as an electrical lineman for REA in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. Later he worked at the power plants in the area until 1980 when he was injured in a fall and was disabled. Milton and Elaine lived in New Salem from 1961 until April 2011 when they moved to Liberty Heights in Mandan. Milton was a lifetime member of the New Salem American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1326 of Bismarck.

Blessed to have shared his life is his wife of 62 years, Elaine, Mandan; three sons, Dennis (Bonnie) Repnow, Bismarck, Darrell (Sharilan) Repnow, Hazen, and Daniel (Pam) Repnow, Dickinson; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, TeRoy (Marion) Repnow, Underwood and Burnell (Doris) Repnow, Minot; and two sisters-in-law, Vi Repnow, Bismarck and Dorothy Repnow, Copeville, Wash.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter Jr. and Delano; and two infant sisters.

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