Congratulations Mel.You are looking great too. I will always have 5 years on you though.Gary
|Alice Dockter Schick Hoffman
Born May 12, 1926 Died November 26, 2012
With great sadness at the loss of their beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother on Monday, November 26, 2012, the Hoffman family bids farewell to Alice Hoffman. With her gentle nature, kindness of spirit and unwavering cheerfulness this wonderful lady leaves behind an exemplary legacy of a life well-lived and countless dear memories for her family.
Alice was born to Jacob and Emilia (Waltz) Dockter in their farm home north of McClusky, North Dakota. Her father died when she was four years old, later her mother married August Schick who raised Alice from childhood to an adult. In 1931, the family moved to a farm west of Denhoff, North Dakota and then into Denhoff itself two year later. Alice attended the Denhoff School through 12th grade when she graduated as Valedictorian in 1944. Following high school, she was employed in the office of the Agriculture and Labor Department at the state capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota for two years.
On June 14, 1945, Alice married Harvey Hoffman in Renton, Washington. After Harvey’s discharge from the service, the happy couple lived in Bismarck, McClusky and Lodi, California until 1952 when the family, including their children, Dale and Brenda, returned to North Dakota where Alice and Brenda were tuberculosis patients at the San Haven Sanatorium in Dunseith, North Dakota for one and a half years. After their discharge, the family remained at San Haven, where Alice took the position as Executive Housekeeper and Director of Central Supply, a position she held for the next 28 years. She retired in May 1986 and the couple moved to Rugby, North Dakota, all the while enjoying traveling and camping in all 50 states, as well as wintering in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico until 2003 (17 years).
Alice is survived by son Dale (Loretta) Hoffman of Fountain Hills, Arizona; daughter Brenda (David) Pazandak of Greenville, South Carolina; and daughter Cynthia (Michael) Allstead of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Alice and Harvey also loved and cherished their three grandchildren, Lisa Hoffman of Madison, Wisconsin; David (Angela) Hoffman of Columbus, Ohio; and Michele Allstead of Sand Point, Idaho. They were also blessed with on precious great granddaughter Isabella Hoffman of Columbus, Ohio. Alice also leaves three sisters, Violet Kurschman of McClusky, North Dakota; Lorraine (Boyd) Gilchrist of Mandan, North Dakota; and Marjorie (Armond) Sonnek of Annandale, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband (January 22, 2012); and her parents.
Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel in Rugby. Pastor Mike Pretzer, officiating. Burial will be in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan on Friday at 3:00 p.m.
Erma Augusta Peltier
|Erma Augusta (Eurich) Peltier, the daughter of David and Eva (Kraft) Eurich was born in the home of her parents in rural Dunseith, North Dakota on August 3, 1919. She died at the age of 93 years on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.
Erma was raised in the rural home of her parents near Dunseith and received her education in Dunseith rural schools. Following her schooling, Erma did housekeeping for area families. On March 25, 1940 she was united in marriage to Frank F. Peltier at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Dunseith. The couple farmed and worked in the Dunseith area until 1976 when they retired and moved to Desert Hot Springs, California for one year, then returned to North Dakota, settling in Rugby. Frank died on September 11, 1985. Following his death, Erma continued to live in their Rugby home until moving to the Haaland Manor Apartments and later to the Haaland Home Estates.
Erma was a good Catholic, who enjoyed her church and her spiritual life. She was a member of Little Flower Catholic Church, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, a former member of St. Louis Catholic Church and its Alter Society Guild in Dunseith, and a member of the Sunshine Homemakers Club.
She is survived by 3 sisters, Olinda Pigeon of Dunseith; Marie Beachler and Eva (Bob) Paulson both of Rugby; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; brothers, David, Fritz and 2 infant brothers; sisters, Irene Kiliehowski, Frieda Reisig and Betty Nerpel; and her parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7 at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with burial in the Little Flower Church Cemetery in Rugby. Father Thanaiah Marneni, celebrant.
Visitation: from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. There will be no reviewal in the Church
Rosary and Vigil prayers will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home.
In reply to Vickie, I knew Ole Olinger quite well. He was a
regular coffee drinker at Dale’s during the years I drove school bus for
Duane Fugere and Johhny Hill so I saw him nearly every day. He was full
of stories about the old days and had a particular interest in old farm
machinery. I mentioned to him that my Grandpa Hans had a single bottom
sulky plow sitting in the woods on the land east of home where they left
it many years ago. He drove up from town one day and I took him over to
look at it. He knew what kind it was and about the year it would have
been made. As he was looking at it closely, he noticed where Grandpa
or Axel had repaired the old plow where some bolts had stripped off by
tightly wrapping heavy galvanized wire around the two pieces to hold
them together. He said something I never will forget when he saw the
repair. “Well, I see your grandfather was pretty good at Mormon
welding.” I never heard that before! For some reason I also remember
his real name. I don’t know why but it stuck? William Harvey Olinger, I
believe. Thanks Gary!
A couple was Christmas shopping at the mall on Christmas Eve and the mall
was packed. As the wife walked through the mall she was surprised to look up
and see her husband was nowhere around. She was quite upset because they
had a lot to do.
Because she was so worried, she called him on her mobile phone to ask him
where he was.
went into about 5 years ago where you fell in love with that diamond
necklace that we could not afford and I told you that I would get it for you
The wife choked up and started to cry and said, “Yes, I remember that
He said, “Well, I’m in the bar right next to it.”