Mandan News

Obituaries – May 12-18, 2012

Vincent Chapman

Vincent Chapman, 59, Bismarck, died May 8, 2012, after a prolonged illness, at his residence in Bismarck.

Services were held on Friday, May 11, at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with Rev. Lindsey Dwarf officiating. Inurnment was at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery in Mandan, with military honors provided by Albert Grass Post No. 173 and Fort Yates American Legion. Cremation has taken place.

Vincent Chapman was born on Dec. 9, 1952, to James and Virginia (Shelltrack) Chapman in Fort Yates. He was raised and educated in Fort Yates. He received his GED after entering the United States Army in July 1971 and was honorably discharged in September 1976. Vincent married LaDene RunningBear in 1970 in Fort Yates, where they raised their children.

Vincent was a truck driver by trade and worked for Eagle Nest Trucking, and he also worked for the BIA Road Department. Vincent enjoyed playing pool and was an avid pool shark playing for the “Dakota Kings” pool team at Sidelines Sports Bar, Bismarck.

Although Vincent and the late LaDene RunningBear Chapman were divorced it was his only marriage in which both LaDene and Vincent’s only children were born.

He will be greatly missed by daughter, Lelani Rai Chapman RunningBear; son, Vincent James Chapman, Jr.; grandchildren, Wyslee Grace DuBray and Steven Charles DuBray; great-grandaughter, Bryleigh J. Martin; sisters, Lois Chapman, Fort Yates, Amelia Chapman, Flandreau, S.D., Virginia O’Brien, Anchorage, Alaska, Jelan and Denise Chapman, both of Bismarck, and April Chapman, Fort Yates; brothers, Guy Chapman, Flandreau, and Phillip Chapman, Bismarck.

Vincent was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Arlene Twinn and Helen Chapman; and brother, Paul Chapman.

The Chapman family would like to thank Dakota Music and Sidelines Sports Bar along with Vincent’s pool team for their support, for the special care he received from the nurses and staff at St. Alexius Dialysis, good friends Page Little Owl and the late Pete Little Owl, Byron Bad Brave, the late John Skinner, Caleb Bird Bear, Sheridan Stranger Horse and St. Alexius Hospice. He had a very special relationship with his niece Rocio Chapman and Godson, Derando D. Dickerson Jr., USN. A special thanks to Vincent’s nephew, Joe O’Brien, for taking such good care of him in the last few days of his life.

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Sally Grimm

Sally May Grimm, 68, of Bothell, Wash., passed away April 23, 2012, in Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, Wash.

Memorial services for Sally May will be held on an ocean beach of the West Coast later this summer, when all family members can attend. This is where Sally’s ashes will be casted into the air and swept away in the ocean waves, setting her free.

Sally May was born to Ernest Grimm and Leona Kastenko on Feb. 19, 1944, in Velv. She was raised in Mandan with her three older sisters, Bonnie Giles, Lois Nodland, and Judy Grimm.

Sally graduated from Mandan High in 1962 and married her high school sweetheart, Joe Schweitzer. Together they raised four beautiful children, Jeff, Shari, Kelly and Sandy Schweitzer, and was blessed with four grandchildren, Aimee Haley, Gynette Schweitzer, Hailey and Macy Child.

Sally was an accomplished woman; as a high performing Facilities Planner for The Boeing Company in Everett, Wash., and a self -taught artist known for her many beautiful paintings.

Sally’s favorite place in the world was on a sandy ocean beach, where she would fly her kite, search for treasures and run her toes through the sand.

Sally May Grimm will be forever loved and may God bless her soul.


Bert Jacobson

Bert “Ed” Jacobson, 85, died peacefully on May 9, 2012, at his home in Almont.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, May 12, at St. Mary Queen of Peace Church, Almont, with Reverend Amalraj Roche celebrating. Burial was at the Almont Cemetery with full military honors.

Ed was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Sims, to James and Alice (Hanson) Jacobson. He attended school at Sims until the age of 15, when he went to work for the Peterson brothers. Ed was drafted into the Army and served in WWII from 1944 to 1946. Returning home, he continued to work for the Peterson brothers. On Aug. 28, 1954, Ed married Arlene Voigt at St. Gertrude’s in Raleigh. He had met Arlene while helping her family herd cattle from Elbow Woods, to their ranch on the Cannonball River near Raleigh, when their family was uprooted due to the construction of the Garrison Dam. Ed and Arlene lived near McIntosh, S.D., for five years and returned to Sims, now north of Almont, in 1960. He continued to work for Sig Peterson until 2006. Ed was active on the ranch until his death. A cowboy at heart, Ed loved ranching, Angus cattle, horses, and above all, his family.

Blessed to share his life is his wife of 57 years, Arlene, Almont; seven sons, Dusty, Bismarck, Dale (Hollie) and David (Lynne), all of Almont, Darrel, Mandan, Jared (Sara), Lincoln, Michael, Mandan, and Mark (Marilyn), Almont; three grandchildren, James (Robyn) Jacobson, Almont, Debbie (David) Rau, New Salem, and Caroline Jacobson, Lincoln; three brothers, Wayne (Pearl) Miles City, Mont., Bob (Delores), Billings, Mont., and Jerry (Judi), Sheridan, Wyo.; five sisters, Betty Scheid and Phyllis Clauson, both of Miles City, Evie Jacobson, Grand Island, Neb., and Peggy (Russell) Martin and Carol (Jack) Witcher, all of Miles, City; numerous nieces and nephews; all of his extended family; and countless friends.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debra Alice in 1966; and an infant son, Andrew John.

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Marilyn Karlin

Marilyn Karlin, 62, Center, died May 9, 2012.

A funeral service was held on Monday, May 14, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Center, with Reverend Dennis Ristvedt officiating. Burial was at the St. Paul Cemetery, Center.

Marilyn was born June 8, 1949, in Mandan, to Herbert and Emma (Meyhoff) Thom. Raised and educated in Center, she graduated from Center High School in 1968. On Nov. 15, 1969, she married Allen Karlin in Center.

Marilyn will be remembered as a happy-go-lucky woman. She loved having friends over to visit and have coffee and treats. A wonderful cook and baker, she always had something baked and divinity and fudge were her specialties. Marilyn loved playing gin, four corners, or other card games with her sister and laughed when she won, which was often. She also liked playing the nickel machines at the casino. Her two mini pin dogs were like her babies. Marilyn got great pleasure when her grandchildren would visit. She’d have liked to travel more often, but her arthritis pain would not allow her to do so.

Blessed to have shared her life is her husband of 42 years, Allen Karlin, Center; one son, Todd (Kari) Karlin, Laurel, Mont.; three grandchildren, Taylor and Daniel Karlin, Laurel, and Joseph “Joey” Freidig, Bismarck; one sister, Donna (Burnie) Geohring, Bismarck; one brother, Donald (Linda) Thom, Mandan; and special friends, LaVonne Stenberg, Janice Theurer, and Marjean Yantzer.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents.

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Raymond Knoll

Raymond G. Knoll, 82, Mandan, died May 11, 2012, at Medcenter One Hospital in Bismarck, surrounded by his loving family.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Monday, May 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Raymond was born on Nov. 30, 1929, to George and Rose (Bullinger) Knoll in Bismarck. He was raised and educated in St. Anthony. He married Eleanor F. Friesz on May 29, 1951, in Fallon. With the love for nature his life as a farmer was not only a career but a way of life. For Raymond taking a drive in the county looking at the land was a form of relaxation. Raymond gave many hours to his community and church. He served as a Morton County Commissioner, trustee for the St. Anthony Church and Catholic School, he was also a member of the Mandan Moose, St. Anthony Verein and Mandan Eagles. Raymond always had a positive attitude about life and was grateful for all he had. Raymond’s great pride was being with his family. He enjoyed a great game of pinochle or Texas Hold ’em. His legacy of love, laughter and charity is carried in the hearts and lives of all who knew and loved Raymond.

Raymond will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Eleanor; daughters, Vicky (Harold) Schmidt and Carol (Bob) Jochim, both of Mandan, Belinda (Dan) Eckroth, Flasher; sons, Gordon (Colleen) Knoll, St. Anthony, and Patrick (Cindy) Knoll, Mandan; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Margie) Knoll, Hacienda Heights, Calif.; and sisters, Eileen Paul, Mandan, Annella (Ray) Leingang and Aldean (Mike) Paul, both of Mandan.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Henry; and his brother-in-law, Peter Paul.

Memorials may be directed to St Joseph’s Campaign Fund.

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Conrado Sunga

Conrado N. Sunga, MD, 74, Mandan, died May 8, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital Rochester, Minn.

Services were held on Wednesday, May 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell officiating. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date.

Dr. C.N. Sunga was born on Aug. 29, 1937, in Manila, Philippines, to Mariano P. 2nd Lt. and Eustaquia Nicado V.d.a. de Sunga. Conrado’s occupation was general surgeon and general practice. Conrado was placed in many different locations for his medical practice; these places included Hazen, Bismarck, Mandan, Turtle Lake, Watford City, Linton, Wishek and Elgin. He was known for being a very dedicated person to his profession. Conrado was Valedictorian at Legarda School, University of Santo Tomas Liberal Arts and University of Santo Tomas Facility of Medicine. After college Conrado did his internship at Ohio Valley Hospital in Steubenville, Ohio, then doing his residency at Pacific Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Conrado married Sandra A. (Wetsch) Christianson on Nov. 2, 1998. After their marriage, Sandra and Conrado took trips to the Philippines to show her his homeland. Although Conrado was a private person, nothing would stop him from being around his grandchildren and spending precious time with them. A few of Conrado’s hobbies would include fishing, hunting, dancing, walking and listening to music, and spending time at the lake with Sandra. His love of Native Filipino foods were often served at his house. He was known to be a great cook of these foods, and with his strong sense of hospitality a meal like this with family was a highlight. Family and his faith were central in his life and lived it with dedication and love.

Dr. Sunga will be greatly missed by his wife, Sandra; and his sons, Conrado Scott, Ryan D. and Steven W. of Las Vegas, Nev. and Joshua J., Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter, Noelle Schwarz, Bismarck; stepdaughters, Westie (Matt) Nelson, Fargo, Shelley Rohrich, Mandan, and Beth (Tanner) IntVeld, Kindred; nine grandchildren, Eric, Kenadie, Frehley, Alyssa, Austin, Nicolas, Jaden, Tayla and Hailey; sisters, Angelita (Del) Ebeteur, Vancouver, Wash., and Gloria, San Diego, Manila, Philippines; sister-in-law, Joyce (Gary) Yantzer, Bismarck; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Margaret Wetsch, Mandan.

Dr. Sunga was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Donminador and Mariano Jr.

Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

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