Douglas R Ogelsby
Douglas R. Oglesby, 91, passed peacefully in his sleep, August 22, 2014 at Maryhill Manor in Enderlin, ND. His funeral service will be 1:30 PM, Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel, Valley City, ND. Visitation will be held the hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the ND Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Doug was born to Art and Freda (Flach) Oglesby in Sanborn, ND. He along with four sisters and two brothers were raised on a farm outside of Wimbledon, ND. Doug was the oldest of 7 children. In 1941, he enlisted in the US Army at the age of seventeen. He completed officers training program in Ft. Knox, Kentucky before going to North Africa with the 1st Armor Division in 1943. In 1944, Doug also served in Italy during the Anzio Invasion. He was honorably discharged in 1946. In 2008, his son George accompanied him to Washington, DC in honor of all living WWII veterans.
Doug married Alvera Shockley in 1947 and together they had 5 children. He pursued a degree in education, graduating from Jamestown College with a Bachelorís of Science Degree. He later pursued a Masters Degree in Administration from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Dougís first teaching job was in Sutton, ND. From 1952-1961, he was Superintendant of Schools in Hurdsfield, ND. Doug moved his family to Esparto, CA in 1961 and was Superintendant of Schools there for 8 years. In 1969, he returned to ND where he was Superintendant of Schools in Enderlin for 10 years.
In 1975, Doug married Louella Harrison. They enjoyed life together for 36 years. During that time he served as Superintendant of Schools in Garrison, ND and North Central, ND. He retired in 1983 with over 35 years in education.
He was known as an avid fisherman and hunter and spent many a day fishing with family and friends on the lakes in Canada and hunting in the Dakota Badlands and Red River Valley. He was a life member of the VFW as well as belonging to the American Legion and Eagles Club. Doug was also a member of a number of administrator and teacher associations including the ND Administrators Association and the ND Education Association.
Mr. Oglesby is survived by his two daughters, Melodye (Lyle) Thompson of Seattle, WA and LeeAnn Matson of Wenatchee, WA; three sons, Doug (Sandy) of Eldorado Hills, CA, George (Peggy) of Lone Tree, CO, and Nayland of Leavenworth, WA; four step-children, Victor (Carolyn) Harrison, James Harrison, Glenda (Larry Reidman), and Debbie (James) Lochow; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; sisters, Elverna Becker and Ardella Fugelstead; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louella; and siblings, Norman, Art, Francis, and Rose.
Oliver-Nathan Funeral Chapel of Valley City, ND has been entrusted with the arrangements for Dougís service. Please sign the register book online at www.oliver-nathanchapel.com
Cindy Steen, 58, Moorhead, MN, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, in her home in Moorhead surrounded by her loving family.
Cynthia Lynn Benshoof was born on January 9, 1956, in Moorhead, MN to Merle and Bette Mae (Boyington) Benshoof. She grew up and attended school in Glyndon, MN, graduating from Glyndon High School in 1974. She married Wesley Sorenson and they had three children, Seth, Nicole and Megan. Cindy worked in banking in the Fargo-Moorhead area throughout her career and was currently employed at Bell State Bank and Trust in south Fargo.
Cindy married Jim Steen on September 2, 2005 in the Stavkirke at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead and they made their home in Moorhead.
Cindy is survived by her husband, Jim, Moorhead, MN; son Seth (Sara Marie) Sorenson, Duluth, MN; daughters Nicole (John Miller) Sorenson, Enderlin, ND, and Megan (Markus) Krueger, Moorhead, MN; brother Michael Benshoof, Moorhead, MN; five grandchildren, Stella, Sawyer, Madison, Kaytlynn and Colton.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Kathleen.
Memorial Gathering was Friday, August 22, 2014, from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. in Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.
Memorial Service were Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 10:30 A.M. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN.
Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Glyndon, MN.
Video tribute and online guestbook at www.wrightfuneral.com
Lila Schoyen, age 94, Enderlin, ND and formerly of Fordville, ND passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Maryhill Manor in Enderlin.
Lila was born May 3, 1920 near Fordville on the Vangsness Family Farm. She was raised and grew to womanhood near Fordville, graduating from Fordville High School.
Lila married Everett Schoyen on March 24, 1954 in Grand Forks. They lived and farmed near Fordville until 2006 when she moved to Maryhill Manor in Enderlin. Mr. Schoyen preceded her in death on March 27, 1993. Lila was a lifelong member of the Fordville Lutheran Church.
Surviving members of her family include her daughter: Joanne (Wayne) Fleischfresser, Enderlin; sisters-in-law: Marilyn Bondy, Dahlen and Pauline Bondy, Grand Forks; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Owen Bondy, Sr., Orlin Bondy, Arnold Bondy, Gordon Bondy and sister: Ione Carlson.
FUNERAL SERVICES were 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 in the Fordville Lutheran Church of Fordville.
VISITATION was on Sunday, August 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with a 3 p.m. prayer service in the Bakke Funeral Home of Fordville. Visitation was also held for one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Monday.
INTERMENT: Middle Forest River Cemetery, Dahlen.
BAKKE FUNERAL HOME, FORDVILLE, ND Online Guestbook: www.bakkefuneralhomes.com
Officiating will be Pastor Matthew Masko, Eulogy by Jerry Carlson. Music selections will be provided by Sylvia Madson as the Organist. Casket bearers will be Arvin Carlson, Rodney Offerdahl, John Bondy, Jaime Bondy, Brent Nelson, Brian Nelson and Jerry Carlson.