Mandan News

Obituaries – June 4-10, 2011

Jeanette Dohn

Funeral services were held for Jeanette “Jan” Dohn on Friday, June 3, at Edstrom & Rooks Funeral Service, Serenity Springs Chapel of Tranquility with Pastor Dwight Stensgaard officiating. Interment was in Pine Lawn Memorial Park with military honors.

Jeanette “Jan” Dohn was born to Joe and Alice (Klesalek) Suchy on April 30, 1936, in Bismarck.

She was raised on a farm, graduating from Mandan High School in 1954. Jan received her degree in nursing, graduating in 1957 as a Registered Nurse from Bismarck School of Nursing.

She married Milton Dohn in Miles City, Mont., in 1956.

Jan served in the U.S. Army Reserve. She worked at the V.A. Medical Center in Hot Springs and Ft. Meade, and at Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, S.D.

Jan was an active member of the Rapid City Kennel Club for over 25 years, raising and showing Siberian Huskies and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. She loved growing vegetables.

Jan is survived by her daughters; Tracy Dohn and her husband, Rick Reed, Rexford, Kan., and Tricia Williams and her husband, John, Butte, Mont.; two grandsons; Jacob and Travis Williams, Butte; a brother, Darrell Suchy and his wife, Eunice, Mandan; a sister, Connie Thompson and her husband, Tom, Mandan; and a brother in law, Chuck Krause, North Dakota. She is preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Jackie Krause.

A memorial has been established to the South Dakota K-Unit.

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Magdeline Renner

Magdeline (Maggie) Renner, 95, died at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Prior to her death, she was a resident at Elm Crest Manor in New Salem.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, June 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Chad Gion as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Maggie was born March 31, 1916, in Mandan. She was the daughter of Joseph and Theresa Fusi. She and her family farmed south of Mandan where she attended country school. Maggie worked at the Mandan Hospital before marrying Lawrence (Shorty) Renner on Sept. 24, 1942. They farmed near St. Anthony before moving to Mandan in 1951. Lawrence died in 1974.

Maggie was a 25-year member of St. Mary’s Verein and the Rosary Society. She was a long time member of the Women of the Moose and a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Church. Maggie loved to square dance. Her favorite pastime was baking. In her younger days, she loved to go to rummage sales and look for bargains. Maggie looked forward to her weekly trips to the casino.

Maggie was especially proud of her beautiful garden and she shared its harvest with many of her friends and neighbors. Maggie valued her independence and even after a devastating car accident in 1991, she was proud of the fact that she could still spade up her garden in the fall and shovel the snow from her driveway.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jack Owens, Bismarck; a daughter, Marilyn Renner, Mandan; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cindy Renner, Bismarck; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Kevin) Thompson, Bismarck; Shannon (Darrin) Voeller, Monticello, Minn.; Rachel Renner, Bismarck, and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Thompson, Abby Voeller and Lucas Voeller, and a sister, Elizabeth (Babe) Baker, Mandan.

Maggie was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; her parents; her brother, Joe Fusi; two sisters, Barbara Bunk and Ann Gilman, and a grandchild, Jon Renner.

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Mervin Stoltz

Mervin John Stoltz, 66, died June 1, 2011, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, June 4, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Chad Gion as celebrant. Burial was at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bismarck.

Mervin was born March 2, 1945, in Mandan, the son to John and Elizabeth (Glasser) Stoltz. He was educated in Solen and farmed on the family ranch. After leaving the family farm in Solen, he moved to Valley City and continued farming until moving back to Bismarck in 1978, where he operated and owned his own trucking business. After graduating from United Tribes College with a nursing degree in 1994, he practiced nursing in South Dakota and Minnesota for many years. In the last few years, Mervin shared his love, experience and knowledge of trucking business with his son, Waylon, team driving.

Mervin was a man that was always able to see the beauty in nature and live life with a positive attitude. He was an avid reader with emphasis on nutrition and the stimulation of new ideas. Having been raised on a farm near Solen, he was familiar with hard work and the many tasks farms require. Growing up on the family farm, he was best known for his love and appreciation of horses and fast cars. Being very social, he had many friends and found it easy to visit making new friends. He found time to relax watching western movies, boxing and professional bull riding. Above all, family came first in Mervin’s life. Family and friends knew they could always count on him. Mervin always said it best by saying, “My love is like a rock.”

He is survived by his beloved wife, Crystal (Traver), Ham Lake, Minn.; daughter, LaDell (Jeff) Papacek, Wichita, Kan.; sons, Justin (fiance, Tracy) Stoltz, Hudson, Wisc., Waylon Stoltz, Ham Lake, Minn., and John (Jessica) Haff, Blaine, Minn.; four grandchildren, Taylor Miller, George Papacek, Caden Papacek, and Asher Papacek; sisters, Geraldine Leingang, Bismarck, Edna Stoltz, Sterling, Orlando (Kim) Zander, Loveland, Colo.; brothers, Doran (Carol) Stoltz, Bismarck, Delbert Stoltz, Windsor, Colo., and Clint (Pam) Stoltz, Dawson; and many nieces and nephews.

Mervin was preceded in death by his parents; and infant son, Ross Allen.

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