Mandan News

Obituaries – November 3-9, 2012

Clementine Belohlavek

Clementine Belohlavek, 93, Mandan, died Oct. 31, 2012, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan, ND with Rev. Chad Gion as celebrant. Burial was at the Mandan Union Cemetery.

Clementine was born on April 23, 1919, to Anton and Elizabeth (Doworshak) Neibauer in Huff. She was raised and educated in Huff. Clementine married James “Vince” Belohlavek on Oct. 19, 1938, at Huff. They made their home on the family farm near Huff. Her hard work and dedication to the farm was evident to all who knew her. Helping her husband James with all the farm work, churning her own butter and baking her own bread were things she enjoyed doing regularly. Tending to a large garden and canning also filled her days. Using her exceptional cooking skills, Clementine worked as a broiler-cook for Jerry’s Supper Club, The Gourmet House, Bismarck Elks, The Back Door Steak House and Seven Seas, retiring at age 74.

A call to love and serve others was seen in her devotion to Spirit of Life Catholic Church.

Spending time with family was always close to her heart. Just sitting with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren was always a delight. Every Saturday was baking day; kolaches, strudel and all kinds of other goodies. Sundays were fried chicken dinner day, her specialty. While enjoying all holidays, Christmas was her favorite. Whether she served duck with potato dumplings and goose, sauerkraut with liver dumpling soup, you knew it was made with love. In her spare time, Clementine enjoyed tending to her flower garden and putting puzzles together with her husband, Vince. Cats also had a special place in her heart. One could usually be found sitting on her lap.

Left with many wonderful memories are her daughters, Kathy Mosbrucker, Debbie (Lyle) Gabel of Bismarck, Susan (Kent) Rehbein of Sydney, Mont.; sons, James A. (special friend, Bev Rudnick), George (Janice) of Mandan; 20 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Rose (Myron) Becker; and brother, John (Elsie) Neibauer all of Mandan.

Clementine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter and son-in-law, Marion (Jim) Lord; daughter-in-law, Carol Belohlavek; sisters, Katherine Wahl, Mary Charvat, Helen Fetch; and a brother, Henry Neibauer.

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Anna Ehlis

Anna L. Ehlis, 89, Mandan, died on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Sanford Care Center off Collins in Mandan.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, Nov. 2, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Johnson Kuriappilly as celebrant. Burial was at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery.

Anna was born on May 24, 1923, in Hazen, to David Richter and Rebekkah Kunz. She grew up on a family farm and attended a rural country school north of Hazen, and then later Bismarck High School.

Anna married Simon T. Ehlis on Jan. 5, 1943, at Camp Edwards, Mass., and on Jan. 17, after 12 days of marriage, Simon headed overseas with the Army and he was gone for almost three years. After Simon’s return, their only child, Ron, was born in 1946. Because Simon worked on the railroad and put in long hours, Anna spent much quality time with Ron while he was growing up.

After Simon’s retirement, Simon and Anna went on tours of the east coast, drove out to the west coast many times to visit family and spent much time fishing in Canada. They enjoyed going dancing on Saturday nights, doing waltzes and polkas, playing cards with family and friends and spending time with their four grandchildren, who were a very important part of her life. She was on a bowling league and bowled for many years. Her best times were spent outdoors working in her backyard, and in the fall of the year attending festivals in small towns close to Mandan.

Anna and Simon were members of the American Legion, Elks, Moose, Knights of Columbus, Eagles and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Anna was a 50-year member of Catholic Daughters of America.

Anna will be great missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Jane, Mandan; her brother, Wilmer, Spokane, Wash.; her sisters-in-law, Clem Ehlis, Mandan, and Catherine Boardman, Anacortes, Wash.; her grandchildren, Jocelyn and Patrick Reedy, Mandan, Brandon and Sabrina Ehlis, Minneapolis, Minn., Vanessa and Kent Graham, Mandan, Chelsey Ehlis, Mandan; her great-grandchildren, Kaelan and Callista Reedy, Audrey, Morgan, Regan and Brooke Sheehy, and Daxon, Treyton and Kenleigh Graham; and many nieces and nephews.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Hertha Richter, Oline Colfer, Olga Magnon, Wilma Ramirez; three infant brothers, Arthur, Emil and Ervin Richter; her husband, Simon; and infant grandson, Jason Garett.

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Carol Mongeon

Carol Mongeon, 68, Mandan, died Nov. 2, 2012, at St Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Johnson Kuriappilly as celebrant. Inurnment was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Rolette.

Carol was born on Nov. 22, 1943, to Samuel and Emma (Steinle) Myrum in Rugby. Her parents died when Carol was quite young, leaving her and twin sister to be raised by family members. She was raised and educated in Rolette and graduated high school there. Carol married Dennis Mongeon on June 8, 1963, in Anaheim, Calif. Carol had the privilege of being a stay at home mom until her boys were in school; she then was employed with Dakota Credit until her retirement.

Carol enjoyed a good game of golf, playing numerous rounds with her friends. She was a member of the Ladies Golf association. Carol was also very gifted at cooking and baking, always searching for new recipes to let her family and friends enjoy; one of the favorites and loved by all was her chocolate chip cookies. Another favorite pastime was crafts; she made ceramic pieces, knitted afghans, made blankets and gifts for her kids. She also found time to give to her church, Christ the King, one of the ways was teaching confirmation classes.

Carol will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Dennis; sons, Steve, Gerry (Lois), Thomas (Carissa), all of Mandan, and Andrew (Karin) Bismarck; grandchildren, Justin (Heather) and Emory Mattson, Tyler, Kate, Jenna, Sydnie and Cortnie Mongeon; great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Mattson; and sisters, June (Alfred) Mongeon, Rolette, and Shirley Dinnauer, Brighton, Colo.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Adeline and Connie; and brothers, John, Ted, Morris, Orlin, Donald, and Stanley Myrum.

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Allan Voigt

Allan Voigt, 61, Mandan, died Nov. 3, 2012, at St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Jerome G. Kautzman as celebrant. Burial was at St. Vincent’s Cemetery, Crown Butte.

Allan was born on Feb. 18, 1951, to Frank and Emma (Gress) Voigt in Richardton. He is originally from Elbowoods and moved with the family to west of Mandan after the completion of the Garrison Dam. He went to Sweet Briar School and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1969. He married Rosalie Helbling on Sept. 26, 1975, in Mandan. A rancher all his life, he owned a ranch near Sweet Briar, where he raised cattle, horses and sheep. His greatest enjoyment was training draft and saddle horses and using them for daily ranch chores and gatherings with family and friends. He also sheared sheep for several years.

A lifelong member of St. Vincent’s Church in Crown Butte, Allan’s faith was evident in the love and pride he showed for his family. Taking great pride in raising his own cattle, he also enjoyed helping friends and neighbors. Always willing to serve his community, Allan was on the Sweet Briar school board for 10 years.

Allan will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by his loving wife, Rosalie; son, Russell (Tonya), Mandan; daughters, Jennifer (Brad) Hilfer, Mandan; Lindsey (Cole) Cook, Miles City, Mont.; one grandchild, Sophia, and another on the way; sister, Vivian Voigt, Glendive, Mont.; brothers, Mark, Mandan; Dale (Jane), Washington; Tom, Oregon; Frank, Arizona; Richard (Connie), Montana; Dan (Shirley), Flasher; and George (Patti), Fargo. He is also survived by many family and friends, including his in-laws and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Allan was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Mary Ann Brown, Marlene Zander and Elaine Hensley; and brothers, Leonard Voigt and Charles Voigt.

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