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Obituaries June 6, 2014

Baseleus Volk
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Baseleus “Bud” Volk, 92, Flasher, died May 31, 2014, at Elm Crest Manor in New Salem.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 4, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Flasher, with the Rev. Dennis Schafer as celebrant. Burial was held at the St. Gertrude Cemetery in Raleigh following the Mass.

Bud was born in Strasburg on July 21, 1921, to Elias and Agnes (Braun) Volk. He married Anna Marie Ternes on Nov. 12, 1946. Together they farmed in the Raleigh area until they retired and moved to Flasher. Bud enjoyed visiting, playing card with his friends, especially whist. Bud was a kind and generous soul; he always met life head-on with a smile on his face. His religion was very important to him. His appreciative nature was always evident by the many friends Bud had that will miss him very much.

Bud will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Anna; his children, Ruby Slickers, Gainsville, Va., Aggie (Ervin) Ruscheinsky, Carson, Mary Stites, Gainsville, Va., Seymour (Lawana) Elgin, Gertie (Marvin) Ruscheinsky, Raleigh, Simon (Jan), Spearfish, S.D., Isabelle (Dalen) Kroft, Mandan, Michael (Linda), Bismarck, Bennett, Flasher, Dominic (Vicky), Flasher, and Monica (Jay) Ruscheinsky, Carson; 28 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Anna Moran, Bismarck, Magdelene Vetter, Hettinger, Amandus Volk, Flasher, Eugene (Clementine) Volk, Bismarck, Sr. Maria OSB, Duluth, Minn., Lydia Braun, Mandan, Angeline Braun, Bismarck, Theresa Schriock, Carson, Melchior Volk, Mandan, Evelyn (Ervin) Miller, Fargo, Valentina Bruington, Bismarck, Barbara (Ernest) Sheetz, Glendive, Mont. and Adam (Sandy) Volk, Bismarck.

Bud was preceded in death by brothers, the Rev. Edwin, Leo and Michael Volk; brothers-in-law, John Vetter, Pius Braun, Adam Braun, Alan Schriock and Gerard Moran and sister-in-law, Elaine Volk.

The family would like to thank the staff and residence at Edgewood in Mandan and Elm Crest Manor in New Salem for the great care and wonderful friendships Bud had at both places.

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Eva Doll
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Eva F. Doll, age 84 of Bismarck, formerly of Mandan and New Salem, died May 24, 2014, at her residence.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, May 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mandan. Interment was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

Eva was born July 11, 1929, in Mandan, a daughter to Jacob and Catherine (Boehm) Stein. She grew up in Mandan and graduated from Mandan High School in 1948. On October 12, 1948, Eva married Frederick “Fritz” Doll in New Salem. Together, they farmed northeast of New Salem until retiring in 1977. Following the death of her husband, in 2001, Eva made her home in Bismarck to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed painting, crafts, reading, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her six children, Patrick (Kathy) Doll of New Salem, Wayne (Joy) Doll of Mandan, Kim (Lance) Sabot of Bismarck, Sylvia (Keith) Bayley of Bismarck, Col. Jeffrey (Karen) Doll of Fort Dix, N.J., & Randy (Tammy) Doll of Finley; thirteen grandchildren, Chad Doll of Bismarck, Stacy (Marty) Jepsen of Minnesota, Chase (Nicole) Doll of Minnesota, Nicole (Al) Christian of
Bismarck, Melissa (Nathan) Davis of New Salem, Troy, William, Aric, and Andrew Sabot, all of Bismarck, Sydney Bayley of Costa Mesa, Calif., Logan Bayley of Bismarck, and Jake and Sadie Doll of Finley; twelve great-grandchildren, Dawson, Landon, Grace, Catelyn, Cooper, Carter, Keaton, Larson, Savannah, Axel, Braxton, and Brady; one brother, Frank Stein of Ontario, Calif.; and four sisters, Linda, Clem, Fronnie, and Mary, all of California.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Monica & Minnie; and two brothers, Teddy & Jack.

Memorials are preferred to the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, P.O. Box 5007, Minot, ND 58702.

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Virginia Schwartz
W D O schwartz obitVirginia Schwartz, 90, Fargo, formerly of Mandan died May 31, 2014, at Bethany Homes, Fargo.

Services were held on June 5, at First Lutheran Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Jack Carlson officiating. Burial was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

Virginia was born on March 16, 1924, to William and Katherine (Schlinger) Pulkrabek in Mandan. She was born and raised in Mandan, graduating from Mandan High School in 1942. She married George Schwartz on April 22, 1950. Virginia was a warm-hearted person that loved everybody. Her hospitality and outgoing personality made her home a fun and loving place to be. She loved to garden, bake – her gingersnap cookies were everybody’s favorite – travel, rodeos, old time music, she particularly enjoyed the television show “Polka Spot Light”, camping, fishing in Minnesota, quilting and was a big NASCAR fan.

Virginia will be deeply missed by husband, George, Fargo; sister, Violet (Ed) Ressler, Mandan; sister-in-law, Regina Pulkrabek and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Donald (Arlene) and Ronald Pulkrabek.
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Robert Coyle
W D O photo obit coyleRobert “Bob” Francis Coyle, 72, Breien, died May 31, 2014, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 5, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Basil Atwell, OSB as celebrant & Brother George Maufort, SDS as Deacon. Burial will be at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery with military honors provided by the Mandan VFW Post no. 707 and American Legion Post no. 40.

Bob was born on Feb. 19, 1942, to Robert F. Sr. and Anna (Wingerter) Coyle in Dubuque, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the Selfridge area and graduated from Fort Yates High School. He entered the United States Army after graduation and obtained a rank of sergeant after nine years of service. During this time, Bob married Lillian Tishmack on Nov. 22, 1962, in McIntosh, S.D., where they started their family. Five years later they moved to Washington State where Bob was employed with Boeing. He also worked as a chef in Seattle and Westport. Upon returning to North Dakota in 1978, he bought a home in Breien and began establishing his hobby farm.

Bob was an industrious man and had many talents and interests. He was a farmer/rancher, business owner including gas stations, grocery stores, bars, and restaurants, truck and bus driver and cook just to name a few. He especially enjoyed the sport of boxing, which he coached and judged. He was very proud of starting the boxing team at both Mandan and Solen. He enjoyed cattle and liked going to the sale barn and attending farm auctions. Bob was an avid reader of Native American culture, US history, religion, and politics. He enjoyed watching old westerns. He was light on his feet: a good dancer. Bob’s favorite pastime was visiting with friends and neighbors. He loved his grandchildren and always gave them advice whether they asked for it or not.

Bob will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 52 years, Lillian; Breien,; daughters, Shanon (Mark) Lindberg, Moorhead, Minn. and Sherie (Raphael) Leingang, Gillette, Wyo.; son Travis (JoAnn) Coyle, Mandan; nine grandchildren, Zac Leingang, Jessica Leingang, Breiana Leingang, Nick Lindberg, Mike Lindberg, Annie Lindberg, Brandon Coyle, Tanner Coyle, and Devin Coyle; and one great-grandchild, Scarlet Leigh Leingang; mother, Anna Marie Coyle; sisters, Rose Mann, Bismarck, Sandy (Butch) Hepper, Anchorage, Ala., Judene (Kurt) Maxon, Bismarck; brothers, Bill (Connie) Coyle, Sacramento, Calif., and George (Vicky) Coyle, Buffalo, S.D.; brothers-in-law, Herb Saunders, Milwaukee, Wis. and Joe Warner, McLaughlin, S.D.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, Robert, Sr.; sisters, Debbie Saunders and Beverly Warner.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that all memorials go to in honor of cancer awareness and research. This current event has a participant, grandson, Devin Coyle, who’s making the 2500-mile bicycle ride from Bismarck to St. Petersburg, Fla. as a fund raiser.

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Lenard Ressler
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Lenard Ressler, 79, Mandan, died June 3, 2014, at Sanford Health in Bismarck from complication from surgery.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 6, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Chad Gion as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Lenard John was born to John and Kathryn (Skolsky) Ressler on Feb. 3, 1935, in Flasher. He was raised on a farm in St. Anthony. He married Bernice Muhlhauser on June 10, 1961, and together they raised their sons Russell and Mark. They lived all but a few years in Mandan while they were married.

Lenard was a member of the Knights of Columbus, The Moose, The Eagles, American Association of Wood Turners and Steamfitters Welders Local 300 since 1953. He worked as a pipefitter/welder for the union, working at many power plants as the general foreman. He was such an excellent welder that he also taught welding to others. He loved woodworking, painting, fishing and the Cowboy Hall of Fame. He had many interests and was a Jack of all Trades.

Lenard leaves his sons, Russell, Mandan and Mark (Cindy), Strasburg; four grandchildren, Mandy (Jeremy) Kraft, Mandan, Megan (Casey) Perry, Bismarck, John Muhlhauser, Strasburg and Jasmine Ressler, Minot; great-grandchild, Mazy Grace Kraft, Mandan; sisters, Evie Russell, Mandan, Leonie (Fred) Smith, Mandan, Dorothy Zander, Renton, Wash., Kathy (Jim) Costello, LeMerda, Calif. and Hilda Gray, Seattle, Wash.; brothers, Richard (Karen) and Clark (Connie), Des Moines, Wash.; sister-in-law, Jessie, Rock Springs, Wyo..

Lenard was preceded in death by his three month old son, Randy Scott Ressler; parents; sisters, Flo (John) McGaughey and Irene (Pete) Gerhardt; brother, Lawrence and brothers-in-law, Harry Zander and Don Russell.

He will be loved and dearly missed by his entire family and his many friends.
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