Mandan News

Obituaries March 14, 2014

Richard Scholes
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Richard A. Scholes, 18, Raleigh, died March 4, 2014 at his residence in Raleigh.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. on March 10, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Flasher, with the Rev. Dennis Schafer as celebrant. Burial was at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery.

Richard was born on Nov. 17, 1995 to Michael Scholes, Sr. and Sandra Heiderich in Bismarck. He was raised and educated in the Flasher-Carson areas.

Richard was friendly and easy going, this made people want to be his friend; he was given the gift of gab and could hold his own with anybody with his dry sense of humor and quick wit. He enjoyed helping people and was always the one his friends would call if they need help.

Richard loved to hunt on the farm; he liked working cattle and ranching, he also enjoyed throwing darts and wrestling with his brother. He loved holidays with his family especially Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

Richard will be deeply missed by parents; sister, Mary Steiner, Elgin; brother, Michael Scholes Jr., Raleigh; grandmother, Verna Nagel, Raleigh; grandparents, Greg and Karen Scholes of Carson; great-grandmother, Ione Scholes of Carson along with his many friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his grandpa and dear friend, Eddie Nagel.

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Hildegard Miller
D O MillerHildegard M. Miller, 89, Bismarck, died March 6, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Care Center in Bismarck after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m. on March 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Hildegard was born on May 9, 1924 to John and Angeline (Leingang) Eckroth in Odense. She married Albert Miller on Nov. 19, 1945, in Fort Rice. They made their home in the St. Anthony area and farmed until 1967 when they moved to Mandan.

She worked for many years in the housekeeping departments of the Mandan Hospital and Mandan Care Center. She was very active in her community and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and would deliver Holy Communion to the homebound members of the church. She would also volunteer at bingo. She loved to garden and would can the fruits of her labor. She also did beautiful embroidery and had a knack for making strudel which was always enjoyed by her family.

She and Albert loved to travel and would take bus trips across the United States. They had an exciting trip to Yellowstone National Park when they encountered a bear. They loved to camp and fish in the area.

Hildegard will be deeply missed by daughters; Diane (Bob) Schlosser, Mandan, Lillian Johnson, Mandan, Vivian (Del) Wetsch, Mandan, LaVonne Hawley, Eucho, Okla. and Lorene (Del) Balkowitsch, Bismarck; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Genevieve Haller, Minneapolis, Minn., Rosella Kuhn, Mandan, Lorraine (Gene) Hatzenbeler, Mandan and Viola (Robert) Klesalek, Shawmut, Mont.; brothers, Albert (Alice) Eckroth, Mandan, Donald (Delanis) Eckroth, and Ray (Priscilla) Eckroth, Mandan and sister-in-law, Phyllis Eckroth, Mandan.

Hildegard was preceded in death by her parents, husband Albert in 1996; son, Wayne who died in 1969; Valentine and Marion as infants and sister Elizabeth Miller; brothers, Alex, John, Adam, Vincent and Jake Eckroth; brothers-in-law, Ralph Kuhn, Robert Haller and Edward Miller; sisters-in-law, Bernice, Judy and Ethel Eckroth.

The family requests memorials to Brightens of Mandan.

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Elizabeth Vollmuth
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Elizabeth Vollmuth, 95, Mandan, formerly of Selfridge, died March 3, 2014 at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1 p.m. on March 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Inurnment will be at Philomena Catholic Cemetery in Selfridge, in the spring.

Elizabeth was born on Feb. 15, 1919, to John and Anna (Kleeman) Klingler in Lefor. She was raised and educated in the Selfridge area. Being a farm girl she walked or rode a horse to the one room country school, Golden Wealth. She married Albin Vollmuth in Selfridge on Oct. 8, 1935. She was the quintessential farm wife; she raised her family and helped on the farm alongside her husband. Her family was central in her life and taking care of them was her main goal. In 1940 they moved to San Francisco, Calif., before returning in 1945 to the family farm in Selfridge. Albin passed away on July 2, 1968.

Elizabeth was a member of the Christian Mothers of Selfridge. She had a wonderful sense of humor with an ability to tell great stories but she was also a jokester and would be the life of any gathering and was quite the social butterfly. Elizabeth loved to visit about her family to her friends and tell her grandchildren stories about their parents. She liked to sew and do handicrafts, she was also a wonderful cook and baker, kuchen being one of her favorite things.

Elizabeth will be deeply missed by her daughter, Marie (Milt) Mosset, Apple Valley, Calif.; her sons, Richard (Mary), Hot Springs, S.D., James (Sherry), Biloxi, Miss., George (Margaret), Buffalo, Nick (Debbie), Selfridge, Jack (Jolene) Conifer, Colo., Jerry (Deb), Lakewood, Colo., Fred (Bernie), Mandan, and Pat (Lisa) Cottage Grove, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Pam Vollmuth, Stanton; 27 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Tom; grandchildren; David Vollmuth, Allen Vollmuth and Christopher Vollmuth; sister, Mary Klingler and brother, Adam Klingler.

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