Mandan News

Obituaries – February 11-17, 2012

James Dornheim

James (Jim) R. Dornheim, 63, Mandan, died Feb. 4, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Mandan.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Inurnment was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Jim was born on Aug. 18, 1948, to Perry and Dorothy (Juhnke) Dornheim in Grand Forks. He graduated from Grand Forks Central and UND in Grand Forks. Jim started playing bass guitar at a young age and played in bands to pay for his way through college. In the early ’80s he moved to the Bismarck area and started working for Jennings Lumber as their advertising man. He then went to work for Cass Clay, Bank of North Dakota and Morton County Court House. He also played bass guitar for bands in the Bismarck-Mandan area. He played with Ma’s Cookin, Tumblin Dice, Breakaway, Back Track, Code Blue, Misfit Toys, Fuss and Guns, Worm the Night Crawlers and River Jam. He was a very talented musician and made many friends wherever he went. He also loved gardening tending to his eight flower beds. Jim’s beautiful flowers on First Street where admired by many who passed by.

Jim married Debbie Miller on Sept. 13, 1991. He will be missed by his daughter, Gretchen (Keith), French, Texas; brother, Mike, California; grandchildren, Alex, Christian and Lauren, Texas; special friends, Debbie and Mary Ann Morrison, Mandan; all of his friends he has made throughout the years; and his special little Schnauzer, Buddy II.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; special friend, Kate Reisenauer; and his two Schnauzers, Bauzer and Buddy I.

Rock on Jim, till we see you again!

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David Fullerton

David H. Fullerton, 81, Bismarck, died Feb. 6, 2012, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck. Services were held on Friday, Feb. 10, at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck. Burial was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

David Harry Fullerton was born July 28, 1930, in Glendive, Mont., the son of Fergus and Hazel (Ingalls) Fullerton. He graduated from Mandan High School in 1948 and attended Bottineau College. He entered the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1960. David married Winnie Rowan on Sept.11, 1985, in Bismarck.

He enjoyed his fishing trips in Canada with Herman “Red” Rader, Wally Uhlman, Jim and John Uhlman and Gilbert Nordstrom. He and Winnie enjoyed traveling around the U.S. in their motor home before deciding to winter in Yuma, Ariz. David enjoyed wimpy burgers and whine time at the Stage Stop with his buddies.

David is survived by his wife, Winnie, and her children, Dave (Cindy) Schuch, Bismarck, Jean Werre, Wisconsin, and Kathy (Dan) Perry, Mandan; and their grandkids, Austin (Becky), Chad and Kierstin Schuch, Jon and Jeff Werre and Jake and Nick Perry; his nephew, Dick (Barb) Scott; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty; and his brother, Dick.

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Joseph Weber

Joseph J.Weber, 94, Mandan, died Feb. 8, 2012, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center in Bismarck.

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

Joseph was born on June 27, 1917, to Jacob and Margaret (Flink) Weber in Ashley. He came to Oliver County in 1920 as a child and was raised and educated in Oliver County. He married Eva Ferderer on July 1, 1940, at St. Vincent’s Church in Crown Butte. He retired from farming and ranching in 1976 and moved to Mandan.

Joseph was socially active in the Eagles and Moose Clubs, where Eva and he spent many hours with friends and family playing cards there. Joseph did some cooking but most of all he and Eva loved traveling to Hawaii, Mexico, Florida Bush Gardens and Canada. These tours were organized with the Farmers Union. He enjoyed growing vegetables in his garden especially tomatoes and potatoes.

Joseph will be deeply missed by his children Jim (Loretta), Bismarck, Jerry (Delores), Center, and Audrey Wingerter, Bismarck; grandchildren, Cynthia (Arnie) Urlacher, Karen (Mark) Gutknecht, Brenda (Jason) Nordstrom, James (Debbie Gross) Weber, Cherie (Rob) Mastel, Ryan Weber, LaRae (Joe) Stark and Stacy (Josh) Duncan; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva, who died in 2002; his parents; great-grandchildren, Austin James and Aidyn Brenton; sisters, Clementine Ferderer, Anna and Bertha; and brothers, John and Ralph.

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