Mandan News

Obituaries – November 10-16, 2012

James Anderson

James “Jim” Anderson Sr., 77, Bismarck, was called to Heaven on Nov. 11, 2012, with his family by his side.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at First Lutheran Church in Bismarck, with Rev. Allen Wagner officiating. Jim wished for his body to be donated the UND, therefore there was no public viewing. Burial will take place at a later date at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

Jim was born on April 4, 1935, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Goldie (Koekenberg) and Nye Anderson. The family moved to a farm north of Tuttle in 1942. He attended nine years of school and then joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. Jim married Charlotte (Gruenberg) on April 4, 1961.

Jim spent much of his life as a truck driver and retired from Saks News after 28 years. After retirement, he enjoyed several years working for Bismarck Parks and Rec.

He loved taking his family on yearly vacations of camping and fishing. One of his favorite pastimes was working on cars and he had many connections at Johnson’s, where Al and his employees treated him with kindness. Along with the love of fishing, woodworking, reading and grilling, Jim truly enjoyed the cookies Charlotte baked.

Jim leaves behind his wife, Charlotte; his daughters, Robin Brousseau, Carol (Ron) Bosch, Sue (Tom) Joblinski, and Lisa Hawkenson; his son, Jim Anderson Jr.; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; his brother, Bill (Myrt) Anderson; and good friends, Don Schultz, Bob Bucholtz, Doyle Klimpel, Al Johnson, and many more.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his children, Gloria, David, and Simon; his brother, Harry; and two grandsons.

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Roy Pierce

Roy “Junior” Pierce, 83, Solen, died Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery with full military honors.

Junior was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Mandan, to Roy Sr. and Julia (Price) Pierce. Enlisting in the U.S. Army, he served at Ft. Leonardwood, Mo., with Company D of the 6th Armored Division in the 1950s. Junior farmed and ranched with his brother, Glen, near Timmer, where they raised black angus cattle and sheep. He also worked as a hired man for many neighbors and friends.

Junior had a big heart and helpful hands. His wonderful sense of humor made him friends everywhere he went. His favorite pastime was driving around and stopping to visit friends in Solen and the surrounding area.

Junior was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Glen; and sister, Mabel Burma.

Blessed to have shared his life is his “adopted” family, Lisa, and Doug Schmidt, Solen and their daughters, Sunshine Froelich, Serena Weinhandl, Shannon Nieuwsma, and Sheyenne Schmidt.

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Doreen Schlosser

Doreen Schlosser, 83, Mandan, died Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, with her family at her side.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Doreen was born on July 21, 1929, to Adam and Anna (Berger) Schaff in Flasher. She was raised and educated in Fallon. She married Valentine (Val) Schlosser on Sept. 19, 1949, in Fallon.

After they were married, Doreen and Val farmed in the Crown Butte area for 60 years until they moved to Mandan in 2003. Gardening both flowers and vegetables were activities you could find Doreen doing daily. Doreen was an exceptional cook, having developed her own special recipe for meatballs. German potato salad and knoephla and kraut were also family favorites. Showing her competitive side, but never wanting to catch anyone off guard, she always gave fair warning when playing cards. Being very social, everyone loved her 100-watt smile. A special fishing trip to Canada where she and Val were caught in a storm, Doreen sat quietly in the boat. When asked why she was so quiet, she simply said, “I was praying, so scared before I could finish one Hail Mary, I started another.” Family gatherings were a highlight, involving great food with cooking starting days before. These cherished memories tell us about this wonderful woman who lived life in a simple, honest and loving way.

Doreen will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Valentine; daughters, Joyce (Steve) Howry, Judy Burns, Mandan, and Darcy (Dan) Hurley, Bismarck; sons, Darell (Elaine), Glendive, Mont., Tim, Loveland, Colo., Bernie (Susan), West Fargo, Marvin (Jodi), Ernie (Pam), Terry, and Harvey (Nancy), all of Mandan; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Frances (Terry) Helbling and Barbara (Elmer) Horning, Bismarck; brother, Joe (Alvina) Schaff, Bismarck; and sisters-in-law, Caroline Schaff and Delores (Clarence) Morris, Mandan.

Doreen was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Rodney and Scott; an infant son, Valentine, Jr.; son-in-law, Ronald Burns; sisters, Theresa (Mike) DeFasco, Katie (Jerome) Reisenauer, Betty (Val) Schaefer, Clementine (Lenus) Schaff, Florence (Casper) Steckler; and brothers, Bill, Matt (Eleanore) and Frank Schaff.

Memorials may be directed to Sanford Health off Collins.

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