Mandan News

Obituaries – November 26-December 2, 2011

Delbert Cleveland

Delbert Cleveland, 74, Center, died Nov. 25, 2011, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Center, with Reverend Dennis Ristvedt officiating. Burial was at Bagnell Cemetery, north of the Cross Ranch.

Delbert was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Mandan, to Rolland and Marguerite (Bagnell) Cleveland. He was raised and educated in Oliver County. Del had many fond childhood stories about his horse, Denver. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served from 1956 to 1958 in Germany as a radio operator. Returning home, he married Vonnie Husfloen on March 25, 1961 in Center. They farmed in Oliver County for several years. Del worked for the Oliver County Sheriff’s office as a deputy sheriff. He later worked construction and managed the Cross Ranch from 1968 to 1978. He attended Mason City Iowa Auctioneer School and ran Old West Auction Service. Del worked at the Great Plains Gasification Plant from 1983 until his retirement. He also served as an Oliver County Commissioner, Center School Board member and on the Riverdale City Council. Del was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, American Legion, and is a past President of the Beulah Eagles. In his spare time, Del enjoyed playing cards. A real outdoorsman, he loved camping, fishing and hunting. Bird watching was a pastime he was passionate about and truly loved. Very social and a wonderful storyteller, Del will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Blessed to have shared his life is his wife, Vonnie Cleveland, Center; three children, Jody (Jeff) Reinke, Center, Marty Cleveland, Center, and Patrick (Joan) Cleveland, Ringoes, N.J.; seven grandchildren, Jordan (Susan) Reinke, Morgan, Aaron, and Colton Reinke, Brittany Foster, and Garrett and Weston Cleveland; two great-grandchildren, Avrey and Eli Reinke; stepmother, Aili Cleveland, Black River Falls, Wisc.; and half-sister, Eileen Gutnecht, Black River Falls.

Del was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Leo Ogden; brother, Robert Cleveland; and sisters, Shirley Jacobson and Greta Sterling.

Memorials are preferred to the family which will be used for improvements at Bagnell Cemetery.

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Calvin Huether

Calvin Huether, 82, Mandan, died Nov. 22, 2011, at Medcenter One Living Center, Mandan.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home, Mandan, with Reverend Jack Carlson officiating. Burial was at Tepee Cemetery in Regent, with Reverend Joe Burgess performing the committal service.

Calvin was born April 11, 1929, in Regent to Fred and Pauline (Hekeleoble) Huether. He was raised and educated in Regent. Calvin married Bernice Shern on July 17, 1948, in Regent, and they farmed there following their wedding. In 1966 Calvin moved to Bismarck, where he worked at Kirschman Manufacturing as a laborer. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose. Calvin loved gardening and was known for growing huge tomato plants and canning the best pickles. A quiet man who enjoyed a simple life, he will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Blessed to have shared his life are five sons, Eugene (Vernetta) Huether, Savage, Minn., Larry (Wanda) Huether, Mandan, Randy Huether (special friend, Joyce Schulz) and Bryan Huether, all of Bismarck, and Jeff (Brenda) Huether, Mandan; two daughters, Charlene (John) Mead, Sparks, Nev. and Kelli Jennings, Clovis, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Aasheim, Enderlin; and two brothers, Art Huether, Mott and Melvin Huether, Bismarck.

Calvin was preceded in death by his parents; his spouse; and one granddaughter, Danielle.

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