Mandan News

Obituaries – March 16-22, 2013

Corajean Hagen

Corajean (Corky) Ulmer Hagen died peacefully on March 9, 2013.

She was born in Bismarck on Aug. 9, 1932, to Emanuel and Cora Ulmer. Corky graduated from Mandan High School in 1951 and never lost her love of Mandan and the North Dakota prairie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Hagen; siblings, Walter Ulmer, Leland (Chub) Ulmer, Bernice Ferderer; and granddaughter, Christina Marie Jorde.

Left with wonderful memories are her sister, Dolores (Dolly) Sorenson; brother, Robert Ulmer; and her children, James (Cheryl) Jorde, Jana (Doug) Boxx, Nancy (James) Pearson, Sara Jorde (Lenice Gregory), Jennifer Jorde (Bruce Belden); stepchildren, Mark (Karen) Hagen and Tim (Jane) Hagen; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In accordance with her wishes, no funeral services were held. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to The Healthwell Foundation at 240-632-5300.


Archie Shaw

Archie R. Shaw, 91, former mayor of Mandan and former State Legislator, died March 9, 2013, at St. Gabriel’s Community in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, March 15, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Charles Heidt as celebrant. Burial was at the Carson Community Cemetery in Carson. Military honors were provided by Flasher-Carson American Legion Posts No. 69 & No. 45.

Archie was born Feb. 4, 1922, at Hanks, North Dakota, to Archie M. and Oline (Roberg) Shaw. He was raised and completed his elementary and high school education in Hanks. He received a bachelor of science degree from Minot State University and a master of science degree from the University of North Dakota, in addition to graduate study at the University of Minnesota.

His teaching career began at Makoti, North Dakota, 1941 to 1942. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served in the Asiatic, Pacific and American theaters of operation during World War II. Following the war, Archie resumed his teaching career at Plaza and Beulah. He then came to Mandan, where he spent eight years as high school principal and eight years as Superintendent of Schools. He retired in 1983.

Archie married Anne Muggli on Dec. 27, 1947, at Carson. They were blessed with four daughters.

Mr. Shaw was elected and served as Mayor of Mandan, 1968 to 1972. After retirement he was elected and served two terms in the state legislature. He was a member of the American Legion, the Elks, Christ the King Catholic Church, and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also an honorary member of the North Dakota Association of School Administrators. Besides an interest in government, Archie had an interest in genealogy. He made three trips to Europe to trace ancestors in Scotland and Norway. Other interests included North Dakota history and geography, nature study, athletics, and of course his family.

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, MaryAnne and David Dyda of Roseville, Calif., Colleen and John Rodman of Colorado Springs, Colo., Elizabeth and Jerry Novotny of Bloomington, Minn., Helen and Dave Kellogg of Overland Park, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Michael and Helen Dyda, James and Kathleen Rodman, Andrew (Diane) and Sarah Novotny, Elizabeth and Mary Kellogg, great-grandchild, Emily Novotny; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; his parents; one sister, Marjorie; and two brothers, Dr. Wesley and Walter Shaw.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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