Mandan News

Obituaries – January 12-18, 2013

Julie Cryderman

Julie Mae Cryderman, 53, Bismarck, died following a battle with cancer on Jan. 7, 2013, at Elm Crest Manor, New Salem.

Cremation has taken place and a funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 14, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with Reverend Dale Carmen officiating.

Julie was born July 20, 1959, in Sarasota, Fla., to Buford and Violet Mae (Aikens) Clement. At a young age she moved with her family to North Dakota and was raised and educated in Flasher, graduating from Flasher High School in 1978. Julie enjoyed traveling all of her life and took vacations as often as possible. She’d been to nearly all 50 states. Julie enjoyed the time she spent working at Gas Plus and Stamart in Bismarck. The last 14 years she was a cook and then into maintenance at the University of Mary. A rock and roll music lover, she liked to watch live bands and go to concerts with friends. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing pool, and reading. Her cats, Dolly and Pinky, were great companions, and she loved them dearly. Weekly shopping trips and lunch out with her sister and niece leave many fond memories. She was a member of Abate. Julie will best be remembered as a lifelong friend. Once she got to know you, she was dedicated and always there for her friends.

Blessed to have shared her life is her boyfriend, Dave Hemness, Bismarck; two sisters, Maureen (William) Bornhoeft, Flasher, and Kelly (Dale) Landeis, Mandan; a brother, Erik Cryderman, Mandan; brother-in-law, Blaine Meyer, Flasher; nephews, Jon (Kris) Bornhoeft and Joshua Cryderman; nieces, Mandi Bornhoeft, Tanya Cryderman, Kayln Landeis, and Emily and Micaela Meyer; several great nieces and nephews; special friends, Susan Mitchell and Crystal Binstock; and countless other friends.

Julie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul; and sister, Gina Meyer.

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Donald Fischer

Donald J. Fischer, 76, Bismarck, died Jan. 9, 2013, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, Jan. 14, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Charles Heidt as celebrant. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck.

Don was born Dec. 14, 1936, to Leonard and Clara (Domagala) Fischer in Rhame, where he was raised and attended grade school and high school. Don grew up on a farm and especially loved working with the horses. Horses played a large part in his recovery from a stroke later on in life. He attended St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minn. He spent four years at the St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minn. In 1963 Don was ordained into the priesthood in Rhame. He served Little Flower Catholic Church, Minot, and taught at Bishop Ryan High School, Minot. Don went on to serve St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Dickinson. He also taught and counseled students at Trinity High School as well as served as chaplain at Dickinson State University. During his time in Bismarck, Don had many assignments. He served at St. Anne’s Catholic Church and Corpus Christi Catholic Church, was Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Bismarck, started the Pre-Marriage Education Program for the Bismarck-Mandan area and conducted Marriage Encounter Groups throughout the Diocese of Bismarck. From 1978 to 1983, Don worked on the development and organization of Spirit of Life Catholic Church.

On Jan. 13, 1984, Don married Nancy K. Greig in Bismarck. Don then received a master’s degree in counseling from the University of North Dakota and started a career in counseling. In 2003, Don started working at the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center and was going to retire in December. Those plans were cut short due to his recent illness. His dedication to the children was inspirational and he saw it as a great privilege to work with them. With an unconditional love Don had a special fondness for his entire family; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews; with a very special place in his heart for Cody, Mike, Kaylee, Kurra, Cole, McKenzi, Santana, Carsyn, Abby, Gabriel, Brayden, Landon and Grace.

Generosity, gentleness and kindness are just a few of the attributes this amazing man had that made everyone who knew him feel special. It didn’t matter if you were a lifelong friend or had only met him once; Don loved everyone he met equally, with the love of Jesus. He truly had a servant’s heart.

Don’s warm smile and loving heart will be deeply missed by his wife, Nancy, Bismarck; daughters, Julie (David) Sudduth and Stacey Kershaw, both of Mesa, Ariz.; sons, Arthur (Sabrina) Renner and Steven (Kristen) Renner, both of Bismarck; sisters, Sr. Lawrence Fischer, Annunciation Monastery Bismarck, Mary (Lonnie) Hass, Fargo, Rose (Ed) Crotty, Hillsboro, Liz (Steven) Braus, Bismarck, Ellen (John Lee) Njos and Theresa (Bruce) Bowman, both of Rhame; brothers, Eugene (Marilyn), Jerome (Theresa), and Lawrence (Loreen), all of Rhame, Danny (Joanne), Marmarth, Leonard (Nancy), Amidon, Bernie (Annette) and Robert (LaVonne), both of Bismarck; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; one niece and one nephew.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Don Fischer Benefit Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.

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Gladys Morgen

Gladys (Upham) Morgen, 95, Mandan, died Jan. 11, 2013, at Mandan Living Center in Mandan.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at St Philomena Cemetery in Selfridge.

Gladys (Upham) Morgen was born Nov. 19, 1917, to Arthur and Cora (Dally) Upham on a farm near Freda. She later moved with her parents to a farm north of Shields. They resided there until moving to Sioux County on a farm west and north of Selfridge in the early 1920s. Gladys attended country schools and two years at Selfridge High School; she later obtained her GED at the age of 61. She married William Morgen on Nov. 25, 1935, at St. Philomena Catholic Church in Selfridge. Gladys and William purchased the farm 15 miles west and north of Selfridge, where they farmed and ranched for 40 years. In 1942, their son Larry was born. They sold the ranch in 1977 and retired to their home in Selfridge. William passed away on Sept. 20, 1983.

Gladys was president of the Silver and Gold Senior Citizens. She was very active in writing and obtaining a grant to build a new Senior Citizen building in Selfridge; two years later a federal nutrition program was started and daily meals were served. She was a 50-year member of the Ridgeroad and Selfridge Homemakers clubs until they dissolved. Gladys was a 4-H leader for 11 years and a St Philomena Altar Society member. She was an avid bowler, continuously bowling in league for 26 years, driving many miles to McLaughlin, S.D., and Flasher. After selling her home in Selfridge to Farmer’s Union Oil Co. in 1997, she moved to an apartment in Mandan, where she continued to bowl in two leagues a week. On Jan. 4, 2005, she received an Avira (For Your Dedication to the Sport of Bowling). She was a member of the Mandan Eagles Auxiliary and enjoyed being their pianist. Gladys enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and playing pinochle and bingo, she even called bingo at the Senior Center in Mandan. She also worked as a sub in the kitchen at Lewis and Clark School and helped serve for many weddings at the Mandan Eagles.

Gladys is survived by her son, Larry (special friend, Cindy), Mandan; two grandsons, Justin, Mandan, and Brock (Marsha), Stanton; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She will be deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; her parents; brother, Clarence Upham; brother and sister-in-law, Eugene (Emily) Upham; sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn (Emmanuel) Glaser; and daughter-in-law, Peggy (Stegmiller) Morgen.

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