MACKELKY, Katherine
b. 14 Sep 1890 - Odessa, Russia
d. 1 Aug 1973 - Bridger, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 2 Aug 1973
BRIDGER—Mrs. Katherine Senn, 82, died Wednesday. Born Sept. 14, 1890, in Odessa, Russia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mackelky. Married to PHILIP SENN. Survivors include 2 sons, Thomas of Bridger, and Frank of Liberal KS; 5 daughters, Mrs. Mary Shupak of Sheridan WY, Mrs. Julia Hayes and Mrs. Pauline Lehman of Bridger, Mrs. Virginia Doberdrok of Willoughby OH and Miss Delores Senn of Billings; a brother, Anton Derschan of Lemon SD; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Boehm and Mrs. Rose Slink of Portland OR, and Mrs. Anna Wood of Everett WA; 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

MADSON, Shirley
b. 12 Nov 1928 - Ronan
d. 15 Jun 2006 - Butte, Montana
From Polson MT Lake County Leader 22 Jun 2006
Cerise, Shirley (Madson) Dauenhauer 1928-2006 - BUTTE—Shirley Cerise died Thursday, June 15.
Born in Ronan, Nov. 12, 1928, to Richard "Dick" and Hazel Madson. Married JACOB DAUENHASUER, JR. in 1945. They were married 27 years and had three children. Married JIM CERISE. Preceding her in death were both her husbands; her parents; her sisters, Myrtle Roe and Hazel Kuntz; her mother-in-law Jenny Florence. Survived by her children: Jake Dauenhauer of Butte, Florence and Ray Laitinen of Iron, Minn., and Beatrice Combs of Butte; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; her brother, Robert Madson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.

**MAGILKE, Leocadia (Judt)
See Lecadia Judt

MAI, David M.
b. 10 Jun 1952 - WaKeeney, Kansas
d. 23 Apr 2009
From Salina Journal - Saturday, April 25, 2009
LAWRENCE -- David M. Mai, 56, died April 23, 2009. Born June 10, 1952, in WaKeeney.
Survivors: parents, Clarence and Betty Mai, of WaKeeney; sons, Chad (Gwen), of Colorado Springs, Colo., Eric (Jordan), of Oswego, N.Y., and Bryan, of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Robert (Darlene), of Topeka; sisters, Lonnie (Howard) Reece, of Topeka, and Kathy (Kerry) Basinger, of Hays; and four grandchildren.

MAI, David M.
b. 10 Jun 1952 - WaKeeney, Kansas
d. 23 Apr 2009 - Topeka, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, April 26, 2009
David M. Mai, 56, died Thursday, April 23, 2009. Born June 10, 1952, in WaKeeney to Clarence and Betty (Sparks) Mai. Survivors include three sons, Chad Mai, Colorado Springs, Colo., Eric Mai, Oswego, N.Y. and Bryan Mai, Kansas City, Mo.; his parents, WaKeeney; a brother, Robert Mai, Topeka; two sisters, Lonnie Reece, Topeka and Kathy Basinger, Hays; and four grandchildren.

**MAI, Elizabeth Elaine (Harris)
See Elizabeth Elaine Harris

MAI, Julius Henry
b. 2 Dec 1918 - Russell, Kansas
d. 12 May 2009 - Salina, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Saturday, May 16, 2009
Mr. Julius Henry Mai, 90, died on Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Born Dec. 2, 1918, in Russell, the son of the late John Peter and Marie Kay (Kern) Mai. Survivors include his sons, John Mai and wife Patty, of San Jose, Calif., Jerry Mai, of Arvada, Colo., and Keith Mai and wife Jennifer, of Vienna, Va.; and a sister, Lydia Lipprand, widow of Fred, of WaKeeney. Preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Elaine (Smoll) Mai; second wife, Elizabeth E. (Harris) Mai; brothers, Frederick, Emanuel and Edward; sisters, Natalie "Dolly" Schwien, Elizabeth Mai and Anna Bohl.

**MAI, Katherine (Frankfort)
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MAI, Terry
b. 22 Oct 1947 - Russell, Kansas
d. 26 Jan 2009
From Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home website.
Terry Mai, 61, died January 26, 2009. Born October 22, 1947 in Russell, Kansas. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1976. God gave Terry one of the great bass baritone voices of our time. Survived by his Dad and Mom, Vernon and Zelda Mai of Russell, Kansas, his sister Kimberly Cockerill and family of Scott City, Kansas, and his brother Barry Mai and family of Marion, Kansas.

MAIER, Daniel D.
b. 7 May 1918 - Russell County, Kansas
d. 7 Apr 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Friday, April 10, 2009
Daniel D. Maier, 90, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Born May 7, 1918, in Russell County to George and Katie (Dumler) Maier. Married HELEN BENDER. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Maier, Hays; a brother, Carl Maier, Russell; and a granddaughter, Shelby Maier, Gardner. Preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Richard; two brothers, Herbert and Rueben Maier; and two sisters, Othelia Koons and Christina Wegele.

MAIER, Leona W.
b. 24 Mar 1930 - Rush Center, Kansas
d. 5 Mar 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Sunday , March 8, 2009
Leona W. Ehrlich, 78, died March 5 (2009). Born March 24, 1930, in Rush Center, she was the daughter of Alexander and Mollie Lock Maier. Married GLEN EHRLICH . He survives. Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, Steven Ehrlich and wife Aleta of Great Bend and Scott Ehrlich and wife Caite of Beloit; three daughters, Sheryl MacDonald and husband Emerson of Otis, Sheila Ehrlich of Great Bend and Susan Bates and husband Richard of Hornell, N.Y.; four brothers, Ernest Wagner and Al Maier, both of Great Bend, Vernon Maier of Russell and Alan Maier of Otis; two sisters, Mary Ann Bieberle of Bushton and Elnora Garver of Humansville, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Chad Ehrlich and Candis Christiansen, both of Great Bend, Melinda Gorney of Reno, Nev., Terri Bahr of Albert, Travis MacDonald of Wamego, Hunter MacDonald of Otis and Beckett Kendrick of Beloit; five great-grandchildren, Desteny Christiansen, Gage Christiansen, Ike Bahr, Tommy Bahr and Addison Ehrlich.

MAIER, Leona W.
b. 24 Mar 1930
d. 5 Mar 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, March 7, 2009
GREAT BEND - Leona W. Ehrlich, 78, died March 5, 2009. Born March 24, 1930. Married GLEN EHRLICH. He survives. Other survivors include: sons, Steven and Scott; daughters, Sheryl MacDonald, Sheila Ehrlich and Susan Bates; brothers, Ernest Wagner, Vernon, Al and Alan Maier; sisters, Mary Ann Bieberle and Elnora Garver; seven grandchildren; and five great-grand-children

MAIER, Louise
b. 10 Dec 1864 - Nekolof, Russia
d. 16 Feb 1938 - Montana Home for the Aged
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 17 Feb 1938
A brain tumor proved fatal here Wednesday morning to Mrs. Louise Landeis, 73, wife of HENRY LANDEIS . Born in Nekolof, Russia, Dec. 10, 1864. Surviving besides her widower are five sons, Alex and Ambrose Landeis, both of Ryegate; Jack and John Landeis, both of Fort Peck, and Phillip Landeis of Dickinson, N.D.; two daughters, Mrs. Gus Paridaen of Ryegate, and Mrs. Barbara Webb of Seattle, and 10 grandchildren, among them Alex Landeis, Jr., Mrs. Frank Deichl, Mrs. John Wagner, Mrs. R. H. Mees, and Miss Frances Landeis, all of Billings.

MAIER, Maria Elizabeth
b. 25 Aug 1888 - Kratzka, Russia
d. 13 Jan 1958 - Laurel, Montana
From Billing MT Gazette, Tuesday 14 Jan 1958
Krug, Maria Elizabeth (Maier) 1888-1958 - Mrs. Maria Elizabeth Krug, 69, died Monday (Jan. 13). Born in Kratzka, Russia, August 25, 1888, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Adam Maier. Married MR. KRUG. Surviving are 7 sons, Alex of Edgar, Jake at home, and George, John, Henry, Adam and William, all of Laurel; six daughters, Mrs. David Frickel Jr., Mrs. Henry Gomer, Mrs. Lawrence Nielson, Mrs. Clarence McLaughlin and Mrs. Frank Kohl, all of Laurel, and Miss Esther Krug at home; 33 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Anna Marie Maier of Siberia.

**MAJOR, Freda M. (Kaps)
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MAJORS, Daniel Ray
b. 26 Jun 1979 - Oakley, Kansas
d. 24 Mar 2009 - Salina, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Friday, March 27, 2009
Daniel Ray Majors, 29, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 . Born June 26, 1979, in Oakley, the son of Delbert W. Majors and Marilyn S. Jackson. He was an LPN at Holiday Resort Nursing Center in Salina. Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Majors, of Salina; father, Delbert, of Oakley; son, Seth A. Majors, of Salina; companion, Jason W. Johnson, of Salina; brother, Jeff Majors, of Salina; two half sisters, Kim (Rick) Salisbury, of New Braunfels, Texas, and Shelly (Jerry) Wilks, of Round Mountain, Nev.; grandmother, Ruth Jackson, of Salina, ex-wife, MANDY THOMPSON, of Salina; and his aunts and uncles. Preceded in death by his grandfather, Ivan Jackson.

MANWEILER, Mrs. Andrew
b. 4 Dec 1877 - Alexandorf, Russia
d. Apr 1968 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 22 Apr 1968
Mrs. Andrew Manweiler, 80, died Sunday. Born Dec. 4, 1887 in Alexandorf, Russia. Married ANDREW MANWEILER. Surviving are the widower; 4 sons: Henry, Powell, Wyo.; Alex, Boyd; Carl, Laurel; William, Rockvale; 6 daughters: Mrs. Mary Neff, Guymon, Okla.; Mrs. Carl Bechtold, Joliet; Mrs. Alex Kaiser, Powell; Mrs. Theodore Sikora, 1105 N. 21st St.; Mrs. Conrad Scheafer, 434 Wicks Lane; Mrs. Amelia Heidema, 703 Conway Lane; a sister: Mrs. Katie Gomer, Laurel; 25 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren

MARKEL, John, Sr.
b. 6 May 1932 - Mercer County, North Dakota
d. 26 Jan 2009 - Mandan, North Dakota
From Mandan ND Weigel Funeral Home 27 Jan
John Markel Sr., 76, passed away January 26, 2009. Born May 6, 1932 in Mercer County, ND, the son of Peter and Florence (Erhardt) Markel. Married GRACE WENGER. Survivors including his wife of 56 years, Grace, Mandan; two daughters, Laurie Bender and Nancy (Marlin) Miller, both of Mandan; five sons, John Jr. (Wanda), Bismarck, Charles, Jim (Rachelle), Pete, and Tim (Theresa), all of Mandan; 17 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Florence (Jack) Schaaf, Mandan; two brothers, Constantine (Liz) and Steve (Kay), Mandan; and two sisters-in-law, Clara Markel and Louise Markel, both of Mandan. Preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Ann Knopf, Katie Bullinger, and Minnie Bullinger; four brothers, Pete, Ignatz, Clemens, and Joe; two brothers-in-law, Ed Bullinger and Leonard Bullinger; and two sisters-in-law, both named Maggie Markel.

b. ca 1857 - Russia
d. 2 Jun 1926
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 3 Jun 1926
Marker, Henry not given/ca.1857-1926 - Death claimed Henry Marker, 69, Wednesday (Jun. 2) without his knowing that his wife, ALICE MARKER, had died last Friday. Born in Russia. Surviving are 7 children: Mrs. George Getz, Laurel; Jake Marker, Yegen; John J. Marker, Scottsbluff NE; Mrs. John Paile, Minatare NE; Mrs. Conrad Wagner, Spokane; Henry Marker, Waterville WA and George Marker of Greybull WY.

MARTENS, Arthur Raymond
b. 27 Apr 1908 - Cambridge, Illinois
d. 29 Nov 1974 - North Big Horn Hospital
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 30 Nov 1974
LOVELL, Wyo.—Arthur Raymond Martens, 66, died Friday (1974) . Born April 27, 1908, in Cambridge, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Inglebert Martens. Married MINNIE WETSCH. Survivors include the widow of Lovell; three sons, Albert and Duane, both of Forsyth, Eugene of Lovell; and a stepson John Vanderpas of Portland, Ore.; three daughters, Mrs. Ann Schenk of Winnett, Mrs. June Watson, and Mrs. Margorie Simansen, both of Forsyth; four brothers, Joe of Laurel, Charlie of Two Dot, Mont., Robert of Lovell, and Gilbert of Rogers City, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Alois Fleaford of Rosebud, Mont., and Mrs. Helen Wetsch of Laurel and 21 grandchildren

MARTENS, Charles
b. 9 Dec 1944
d. 10 Dec 1944
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 12 Dec 1944
Charles Marten/s, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Martens of Huntley, died Sunday afternoon at a local Hospital, where he was born Saturday. aka Marten. Besides his parents, survivors include three brothers, Albert, 8; Duane, 4; and Eugene, 10 months; two sisters, Ann, 6, and June, 5; one stepbrother, John Vanderpas, 11; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Joseph Wetch of Billings, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Louise Martens of Pompeys Pillar.

**MARTENS, Lena A. (Dyck)
See Lena A. Dyck

b. 6 Apr 1941
d. 19 May 2009 - Reno County, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, May 21, 2009
BUHLER - Loren K. Martens, 68, died May 19, 2009. Born April 6, 1941, the son of Ben P. and Frieda Voth Martens. Survivors include: wife KAREN KUKUK MARTENS; son Lance Martens; daughters Shannon Sneary and Suzette Pacheco; stepsons, Mitch and Jeff Mills; stepdaughter Kathy DeAngelis; sisters Loretta Graber and Leanna Ediger; and 16 grandchildren.

b. 6 Apr 1941 - Hutchinson, Kansas
d. 19 May 2009
From Salina Journal - Thursday, May 21, 2009
BUHLER -- Loren K. Martens, 68, died Tuesday, May 19, 2009. Born April 6, 1941, in Hutchinson to Ben P. and Frieda Voth Martens. Preceded in death by his first wife, SHERRY. Survivors include his wife, KAREN, of the home; son, Lance, of Buhler; daughters, Shannon Sneary, of Harrisonburg, Va., and Suzette Pacheco, of Hutchinson; stepsons, Mitch Mills, of Fullerton, Calif., and Jeff Mills, of Tustin, Calif.; stepdaughter, Kathy Deangelis, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sisters, Loretta Graber, of Salina, and Leanna Ediger, of Turpin, Okla.; and 16 grandchildren.

b. 2 Oct 1916 - Harvey County, Kansas
d. 5 May 2009 - Moundridge
From Hutchinson (Kan) News
INMAN - Selma Bartel, 92, passed away May 5, 2009. Born Oct. 2, 1916, in Harvey County, the daughter of Peter B. and Anna Schroeder Martens. Married ALLEN BARTEL. He passed away on Dec. 24, 2000. Survivors include: a son, LeWayne A. and wife Donna, Buhler; a daughter, Jane A. Johnson and husband Jerry, McPherson; a sister-in-law, Darlene Bartell, Moundridge; five grandchildren, Michelle Brunk, Christopher Bartel, Stephanie Miller, Justin Johnson, Jeremy Johnson; 10 great-grandchildren, Joely, Bailey and Garrett Bartel, Brayden, Brielyn and Branston Brunk, Ellie, Max, Will and Reggie Miller. Preceded in death by two brothers, Ben and Leonard; a sister, Linda Schmidt and a great-granddaughter, Christiana Miller.

b. 1879 - Russia
d. 13 Jul 1949 - Anaconda, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 18 Jul 1949
Dickinson, N.D., July 17. - John Marthaller, 70, died at the home of his son John, in Anaconda, Mont., Wednesday. Born in Russia in 1879 and came to this country in 1909. Survived by 3 sons, John and Joe of Anaconda, Leonard of Tennessee, and 4 daughters, Mrs. John Wilhelm of Anaconda; Mrs. Fred Flink of Richardton, and Mrs. Joe Ostoj of Butte, Mont., and Betty of Jamestown.

**MARTIN, Elaine E. Lambrecht (Weigel)
See Elaine E. Weigel

b. 16 Sep 1925 - Minatare, Nebraska
d. 17 Feb 2007 - Yakima, Washington
From Yakima Herald Republic 21 Feb 07
YAKIMA - Elmer "Al" Martin, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 17th (2007). Born September 16, 1926 to Henry Martin and Ann (Bean) Martin in Minatare, Nebraska. The 10th of 11 siblings. Married EVA URLACHER of Yakima, WA. They had three children and raised them in the Yakima Valley. Survivors include his wife of 55 years; Eve (Urlacher) Martin, his brother; Walt Martin of Yakima, three sons; Glen Martin of Arizona, Steve Martin and Don Martin of Yakima, and one daughter; Rebecca Knight of Woodland, WA; five grandchildren; Nicholas and Daniel Gilmore; Jonathan Martin, Michael Martin and Tessa (Martin) Ray; three great-grandchildren; Shayne and Zackery Ray and Wesley Allan Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his mother and father; Henry and Anna Martin, brothers; David, Simon, Hank, Gary, Alex, Paul and Reuben Martin; sisters; Pauline and Esther.

MARTIN, Esther
b. 12 May 1926 - Corn, Oklahoma
d. 2 May 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, May 4, 2009
NEWTON - Esther Funk, 82, died May 2, 2009. Born May 12, 1926, in Corn, Okla., to John L. and Sarah Wiens Martin. Married HARRY ROY FUNK. He died April 24, 2009. Survivors include: a sons, Dewayne and Leona, and Kenneth; daughters, Peggy and Dennis Voth, and Maxine Kirkpatrick; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grand-children.

MARTIN, Esther
b. 12 May 1926 - Corn, Oklahoma
d. 2 May 2009 - Newton, Kansas
From Hillsboro Star Journal - Thursday, May 6, 2009
Esther Funk, 82, died May 2, 2009. . Born May 12, 1926, in Corn, Okla., she was the daughter of John L. and Sarah (Wiens) Martin. Married HARRY ROY FUNK. . He preceded her in death April 24, 2009. Four brothers and five sisters also preceded her. Survivors include two sons, Dewayne Funk of Clinton, Okla., and Kenneth Funk of Destrehan, La.; two daughters, Peggy Voth of Calgary, Canada, and Maxine Kirkpatrick of Wichita; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

MARTIN, Evelyn Virginia
b. 23 Nov 1928 - Peckham, Colorado
d. 11 May 2009 - Quinter, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Evelyn Virginia Ginther, 80, died Monday, May 11, 2009. Born Nov. 23, 1928, in Peckham, Colo., to Adam and Marie (Kraft) Martin. Married VIRGIL GINTHER. He preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, Ken Ginther, Aurora, Colo., and Kerry Ginther, Conifer, Colo.; a daughter, Cheryl Pedigo, Hoxie; her step-mother, Margaret Martin, Greeley; a brother, Dean Martin, Greeley; two sisters, Esther Kaufman, LaSalle, Colo., and Berniece Morrow, Greeley; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by a son, Richard Ginther

MARTIN, Mathilda
b. 22 Aug 1887 - South Russia
d. 29 Dec 1953 - Beulah
From Bismarck Tribune, Saturday 2 Jan 1954
Zeiszler, Mathilda (Martin) 1887-1954 Beulah— Mrs. Mathilda Zeiszler, 66, died Dec. 29. Born in South Russia on Aug. 22, 1887, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Martin. Married MARTIN ZEISZLER.
Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Emil Kuritz, Lipon OR, and 4 daughters, Mrs. Henry Krum, Bearfield MT; Mrs. Clyde Sawyer, Red Lodge MT; Mrs. Dan Helebouse, Fromberg MT, and Mrs. Adam Christman, Powell WY. Also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Emanuel Heth, Beulah, and Mrs. Karolina Schock, Spokane WA; one brother, Sam Heinie, Garrison; four stepsons, Walter Zeiszler, Golden Valley; Leo, Garrizon; Rueben, Mandan, and Otto of Beulah; 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

b. ca 1918
d. 18 Oct 1956 - Galen, Montana
From Bismarck Tribune, Saturday 19 Oct 1956
Martin, Pius J. not given/ca. 1918-1956 - Pius J. Martin, 38, died Friday morning. Survived by his widow, 4 children, Duane, Darlene, Dennis and Denise, all at home, and 8 brothers and sisters, Mrs. Joe Schafer and Nick Martin, both of Bismarck; John, Dominic and Jacob Martin, Mandan; Mrs. Mike Knoll, Menoken; Mrs. Robert Kutzer, Burlington WA, and Al Martin, Northfield NJ.

MARTINEZ, Jose Norman A.
b. 17 Jul 1944 - Johnstown, Colorado
d. 26 Dec 2008 - Johnstown, Colorado
From Greeley Tribune
July 17, 1944-Dec. 26, 2008 - Age: 64 - Residence: Johnstown - Tribute: Jose “Norman” A. Martinez was born and raised in Johnstown to Ramon Martinez and Mary (Barela) Gomez. Survivors: A daughter, Lisa Montoya; three sisters, Pauline Diaz, Barbara Crespin and Maria Zamarripa; five brothers, Gilbert Martinez, Roger Martinez, Jay Martinez, Ray Martinez and Raymond Martinez; and a grandchild, Estevan Paul Montoya.

b. 23 Mar 1954 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
d. 7 Jan 2009 - Alliance, Nebraska
From Published in The Star-Herald Scottsbluff, NE - from 1/9/2009 - 1/11/2009
ALLIANCE - Mark "Shorty" Maser, 56, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009. Born March 23, 1954, in Scottsbluff to John and Gladys (Rein) Maser. Survived by his children, Laurie (Charles) Esmeier of Lincoln, Chris Maser of Lincoln, Ashley Maser of Superior, and Seth (Samantha) Maser of North Platte; his grandchildren, Michael and Allison Esmeier of Lincoln, Kylie and Kaeden Adams of Superior, and Brayden Maser of North Platte. Also survived by his parents, John and Gladys Maser; brother, John (Becky) Maser III; nephews, A.J. and Nick Maser, all of Alliance. In addition to his grandparents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Maser.

b. 20 Nov 1900 - Russia
d. 21 Dec 1972
From Butte MT, The Montana Standard, Friday 22 Dec 1972
Kopp, Helen E. 1900-1972 - Helen E. Kopp, 72, widow of JOSEPH KOPP, died Thursday noon (Dec. 21).
Born in Russia, Nov. 20, 1900. Mr. Kopp died her in 1951. A son, Michael, died in 1964.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Kopp, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kopp; a son-in-law and two daughters, Mrs. and Mrs. Martin Friez, Franes Kopp; a brother, Jake Massett, all of Anaconda; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

MASTRE, Betty J.
b. 28 Jun 1923 - Gafton, North Dakota
d. 30 Dec 2008 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, December 31, 2008
GALVA - Betty J. Koehn, 85, died Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2008). Born June 28, 1923, at Grafton, N.D., to Albert and Bessie Litwiller Mastre. Married JACOB (JAKE) KOEHN. He died Nov. 3, 2007. Survivors include: daughters, Marg Edgell, Lakewood, Colo., Karlene Schmidt and Beth Worden, both of Galva; brothers, Orval Mastre, Moundridge and Percy Mastre, McPherson; sisters, Rosa Holdeman, Moundridge and Lois Nightingale, Galva; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

MATH, Maria
b. 17 Sep 1897 - Russia
d. 6 Mar 1964
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 14 Mar 1964
Math, Maria (___) 1897-1964 - MALTA— Maria Math, 66, (Montana Death Index – died 6 Mar 1964 age 66) Born in Russia Sept. 17, 1897. Married SAMUEL MATH. He died in 1959. Survivors are 4 sisters, Mrs. Henry Mautz and Mrs. Regina Herrmann, Garrison ND, Mrs. Andrew Herrmann, Lodi CA and Mrs. Johanna Helgesen, Minot ND.

**MATHERN, Elizabeth (Kuntz)
See Elizabeth Kuntz

**MATZ, Mathilda Ehli Christensen
See Mathilda Christensen


MATZ, Monica
b. 15 Aug 1885 - Russia
d. 1 Oct 1952 - Mandan - North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Thursday 2 Oct 1952
Mrs. Stanley Hoffman, Sr., 67, died Wednesday. Born Monica Matz in Russia on Aug. 15, 1885. Married STANLEY HOFFMAN. Besides her husband, she leaves the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Jason Esson, Mrs. Archie Brunelle and Stanley R. Hoffman, all of Mandan; Mrs. Pauline Hogue, Los Angeles, Calif., Miss Christine Hoffman, Santa Monica, Calif., and Matt Hoffman, Detroit Lakes Minn.

MATZ, Pauline
b. 3 Sep 1905 - Center, North Dakota
d. 4 Jul 1963 - Big Coulee Area
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 6 Jul 1963
ROUNDUP—Mrs. Pauline Schaff, 57, died Thursday morning. Born on Sept. 3, 1905 at Center, N.D., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matz. Married THOMAS SCHAFF. Survivors include her widower; one son Clemens of the family home; two daughters, Mrs. George Mathern of Ronan; Mrs. Albert Walters, 1037 Lewis Ave., Billings; four brothers, Matt Matz of Wolverton, Minn., Daniel Matz of Tacoma, Wash., George Matz of Shepherd, Mike Matz of Cut Bank; four sisters, Mrs. Monica Mosbrucker of Havre, Miss Margaret Matz, of Moose Jaw, Sask., Canada; Mrs. Kenneth Miller, of Center; Mrs. Alex Ferderer of Mandan; six grandchildren.

**MAURO, Shelia (Stiles)
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MAY, Arthur H.
b. 11 Jan 1919 - Oberlin, Kansas
d. 7 Jun 2009 - Oberlin, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Wednesday, June 10, 2009
OBERLIN -- Arthur H. May, 90, died Sunday, June 7, 2009. Born Jan. 11, 1919, in rural Oberlin to Ernest and Martha May. Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elbert and Harlan; and a sister, Mildred Fortin. He was a farmer/rancher. Survivors include his wife, ALICE MAY, of Oberlin; daughter, Dianne (John) Bremer, of Oberlin; brother, Martin (Evelyn), of Oberlin; brother-in-law, Jack E. Fortin, of Oberlin; sister-in-law, Wilma May, of Oberlin; and two granddaughters.

MAY, Fred A.
b. 24 Nov 1916 - Minnesota
d. 30 Jun 2009 - Ellis, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Saturday, July 4, 2009
Fred A. May, 92, Ellis, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Born Nov. 24, 1916, in Minnesota to Fred and Adamine (Armbrister) May. Married ILA ROSE HARSHBARGER. She preceded him in death July 5, 2000. Survivors include two sons, Leon May, Gilbert Ariz., and Stephen May, Sterling, Colo.; a daughter, Barbara Kroeger, Wichita; three sisters, Amilia Hamrick, Florida, and Margaret Stiffler and Alma Kelly, both of Ellis; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

MAY, Jonathan R.
b. abt 1982
d. 24 Mar 2009 - Hutchinson, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Thursday, March 26, 2009
TIPTON -- Jonathan R. May, 27, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Survivors include his wife, BRANDY ANN MAHANEY, of the home; his parents, Robert and Sharon May, of Tipton; two brothers, Jared, of Hays and Jeremy, of South Bend, Ind.; and his grandparents, John and Lee Heit, of Salina.

MAY, Marilyn B.
b. 28 Feb 1932
d. 15 Jun 2009 - Topeka, Kansas
From Capitol Journal, Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Marilyn B. Zerbe, 77, passed away on June 15, 2009. Born in Topeka on Feb. 28, 1932, the daughter of Alexander and Ella (Miller) May. Married ROBERT ZERGE. He preceded her in death in 1994. A grandson Eli Clark, two sisters and one brother also precede her in death. Marilyn has three children, Cathy Tully of Las Vegas, NV, Mary Hacker of Lecompton, KS and Alex Zerbe of Scranton, KS; sister, Marlene Lutz of Bush Prairie, Washington and six grandchildren.

MAY, Roy D.
b. 3 Mar 1967 - Belleville, Kansas
d. 24 Mar 2009
From Salina Journal - Sunday, March 29, 2009
MANKATO — Roy D. May, 42, died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, due to an automobile accident. Born March 3, 1967, in Belleville to Harold Dale and Betty Lee (Crouch) May. Preceded in death: father, Harold. Survivors: wife, Cindy, of Mankato; son, Augustus, and daughter, Caitlyn, both of the home; mother, Betty May, of Mankato; brothers, Bill, of Burr Oak, and Doug, of Mount Hope; sisters, Martina May, of Salina, Susan (Ken) Winslow, of North Branch, and Betty Jane (Doug) Hall, of Mankato; and sisters-in-law, Sue (Mike) Reynolds, of Virginia, and Samantha O’Dell (Ian), of Fort Collins, Colo.

MAY, Roy D.
b. 3 March 1967 - Belleville, Kansas
d. 24 Mar 2009 - Burr Oak, Kansas
From Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Nebraska
Christian Biography of Roy D. May - Roy D. May, the son of Harold Dale and Betty Lee (Crouch) May, was born on March 3, 1967 at Belleville, Kansas. He passed away on March 24, 2009 near Burr Oak. Married CYNTHIA RINES. Preceded in death by his father, Harold. He is survived by his wife Cindy of Mankato, son, Augustus and daughter, Caitlyn both of the home; mother, Betty May of Mankato, Kansas; brothers, Bill May of Burr Oak, Kansas, Doug May of Mt. Hope, Kansas, and sisters, Martina May of Salina, Kansas, Susan Winslow and husband Ken of North Branch, Kansas and Betty Jane Hall and husband Doug of Mankato, Kansas; sisters-in-law, Sue Reynolds and husband Mike of Pennington Gap, Virginia and Samantha O’Dell and husband Ian Ft. Collins, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

**MAY, Shirley A. (Lueker)
See Shirley A. Lueker

MAYER, Melvin
b. 25 Jul 1926- Neudorf Twp., Streeter, North Dakota
d. 6 Sep 2008 - Garrison, North Dakota
From Heritage Review, Vol. 38, No. 4 - December 2008
Melvin Mayer was born 25 July 1926 on the family farm in Neudorf Township, SE of Streeter, ND. Married VIOLET RUFF. Melvin died Saturday morning, 6 September 2008. Survived by his three daughters, Rachel (Steve) Schmidt (GRHS office manager), Gloria (Dennis) Martin, and Colette (John) Thomack, Frederick, MD.

McDONNELL, Patrick A.
b. abt 1906 - Graceville, Minnesota
d. 14 May 1964
From Butte MT Standard-Post, Saturday 16 May 1964
Patrick A. McDonnell, 58, died last Thursday. Born in Graceville, Minn. Surviving are his widow, Rose; three sons, Michael A. of Fort Ord, Calif., Daniel J. of Butte and Patrick J. of Butte; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Periman of Francis; a brother, John of Tacoma, Wash.; five sisters, Mrs. Rose Holden of Beardsley, Minn., Mrs. Charles Honcomp of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Mrs. Kate Essner of Fort Worth, Tex., Mrs. Neil McCollar of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Mrs. John O’Connell of Sioux Falls.

**McDONNELL, Rose (Berger)
See Rose Berger

MEIER, Bernice S.
b. 4 Feb 1940 - Lincoln County, Kansas
d. 24 Dec 2008
From Salina Journal - Sunday, December 28, 2008
LINCOLN — Bernice S. Kruse, 68, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. Born Feb. 4, 1940, in rural Lincoln County, to John Henry Edward and Marie (Wacker) Meier. Preceded in death by: husband, LOREN (KRUSE) ; son, Daniel; brothers, Melvin, Robert and Hubert; and sister, Dorothy. Survivors include: sons, David (Kay), of Hays, and Terry (Terry), of Lincoln; daughters, Arlis (Robert) Hirsh, of Peabody, and Jeanine (Don) Davis, of Wakarusa; four brothers; five sisters; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

b. 20 Dec 1919 - Okeene, Oklahoma
d. 4 May 2009 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, May 7, 2009
HILLSBORO - Bill Meier, 89, died May 4, 2009, in Hillsboro. Born Dec. 20, 1919, in Okeene, Okla., the son of Carl and Martha Haas Meier. Married BETTY GEIS. She survives. Other survivors include: daughters, Julianne Arguello and husband Oscar, Costa Rica, and Willabeth Gonzalez and husband Socorro, Newton; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

MEIER, Caroline
b. 11 Jan 1924 - Burt, North Dakota
d. 24 Jan 2009 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press 25 Jan 09
Caroline Reisenauer, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009. Born on Jan. 11, 1924 in Burt, the daughter of George and Margaret (Erhardt) Meier. Married NICK REISENAUER. Survived by her eight children, Joseph (Bernie Wanner) Reisenauer, Bismarck, Florence (Willie) Kuntz, Dickinson, Margaret (Roger) Boschee, Fargo, Janice (Mac) McDavitt, Fargo, Martin Reisenauer, Dickinson, Richard (Ida Volk) Reisenauer, Bismarck, Vera (Lauren) Gieser, Sidney, and Faith (Todd) Heinle, Mandan; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Emilia Klinner, Mandan. Preceded in death by her husband Nick on March 3, 2007, her parents, one sister, and four brothers.

MEIER, Georgia Ann
b. 26 Jul 1922 - Lyman, Nebraska
d. 13 Feb 2009 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Scottsbluff Star Herald, Scottsbluff, NE - 14 Feb 2009
Georgia Ann Schleicher, 86, passed away on Feb. 13 (2009). Born on July 26, 1922 to George and Edna (Hills) Meier of Lyman, Neb. Married GENE SCHLEICHER. Survived by her three sons and their families: Gerald and Pam Schleicher of Parkville, Mo; Don and Jeanne Schleicher of Colorado Springs, Colo. and their children, Lee and Nicole; and Jeff and Marti Schleicher of Alliance, and their children, Sara and Jared. Also survived by her sisters and brother, Elinor Sawdey of Fall River Mills, Calif.; Norma Childs of Redding, Calif.; Robert Meier of Albuquerque, N. M.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents and husband.

MEIER, Justina
b. 8 Dec 1920 - Munjor, Kansa
d. 25 Jun 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Sunday, June 28, 2009
Justina "Tina" Ross, 88, died Thursday, June 25, 2009. Born Dec. 8, 1920, in Munjor, to Henry A. and Clara (Pfannestiel) Meier. Married LOUIS W. ROSS. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 2003.
Survivors include two sons, Tom Ross and wife, Cindy and Roger Ross and wife, Sue, all of Edmond, Okla.; three daughters, Carol Ledbetter and husband, Clint, Edmond, Joan Scott and husband, Gary, Pampa, Texas and Lois Ross, Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Milton Meier and Ernie Meier, both of Hays; five sisters, Louise Staab, Gladys Moore and Rosie Schmidt, all of Hays, Berdy Herrman and Leota Legleiter, both of Great Bend; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a granddaughter, Camilla Lou Ross; and three brothers, Ralph, Walter and Robert Meier.

MEIER, Lela Mae
b. 6 May 1927 - Enid, Oklahoma
d. 16 Jun 2008 - Sunnyvale, California
From San Jose Mercury News - June 18, 2008
Lela Mae Della Maggiore Lela passed away on June 16, 2008. Born on May 6, 1927, in Enid , Oklahoma .
Preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Sophia Meiers, her sister Bea Teixeira and her son Michael. Survived by her husband, WILLIAM (DELLA MAGGIORE), and her three children: Skip Della Maggiore, Tude O'Connell (David) and Wendy Callahan (Terry), grandsons Mike, Will, Mario, Travis and Kevin and granddaughters Tirina and Kelly, great grandchildren Michael, Alex, Madeline, Brock and Blaine, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, in-laws Joan and Rich Della Maggiore and Gloria Citti, and numerous friends.

MEIER, Paul G.
b. 20 Jan 1919
d. 12 Mar 2009
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, March 13, 2009
GREAT BEND - Paul G. Meier, 90, died March 12, 2009. Born Jan. 20, 1919, the son of John George and Katherine Margaret Ehrlich Meier. Married JENNIE HAGER. She died April 12, 1982. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Carl, Clarence, Leslie and Harold; and sister, Lorena Hoffman.

MEIER, Paul G.
b. 20 Jan 1919 - Russell County, Kansas
d. 12 Mar 2009 - Great Bend, Kansas
From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune - Friday, March 13, 2009
Paul G. Meier, 90, died March 12 at Great Bend. Born Jan. 20, 1919, in southwest Russell County, the son of John George and Katherine Margaret Ehrlich Meier. Married JENNIE HAGER. After 36 years of marriage, she died in Ellinwood on April 12, 1982. There were no children born of this union. He then married MARY KAY GERRITZEN. After five years of marriage, she passed away. There were no children born of this union, either. He later befriended a special person, MELBA I. PEDIGO, and they spent six years together before she died on Sept. 11, 2000. Preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Carl Meier, Clarence Meier, Leslie Meier and Harold Meier, and a sister, Lorena Hoffman

MEIER, Ruby Arlene
b. 13 Feb 1926 - Des Moines, New Mexico
d. 28 Apr 2009 - Chickasha, Oklahoma
From Northwest Oklahoman - Obituary - Thursday, April 30, 2009
Ruby Kelln Oblander, 83, died on April 28, 2009. Born the daughter of Fred F. Meier and Martha Koch Meier on February 13, 1926, in Des Monines, New Mexico. Married HARRY EDWARD KELLN, SR. He died in June 1966. Married ELMER OBLANDER . Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harry Kelln, Sr., and Elmer Oblander on August 18, 2004, four sisters, Hulda Batt, Esther Kraft, Emma Miller, and Ella Armstrong and three brothers, Ernest, Paul and Walter Meier. Survivors include: Daughter and Husband: Harriett and Bob Wahler of Ft. Worth, Texas; Son and wife, Harry and Shelba Kelln of Chickasha; Granddaughter: Kristi Wahler of Redmond, Washington; Granddaughter: Cheri Kelln of Dallas, Texas; Grandson: Nicholas Kelln of Oklahoma City; Granddaughter and husband: Heather and Ashley Weber of Grayslake, Illinois, Great Granddaughter: Tatum Weber of Grayslake, Illinois; Sister and Husband and Alberrta and Freddie Pshigoda of Perryton, Texas; Sister: Martha Tolley of Shattuck; Sister-in-law: Emogene Meier of Golden, Colorado


MEIER, Thomas C.
b. 8 Jun 1936 - Minatare, Nebraska
d. 19 Aug 2007 - Scottsbluff, Nebraska
From Jolliffe Funeral Home
Thomas C. Meier, 71, died Sunday, August 19, 2007. Born June 8, 1936 at Minatare, Nebraska to Carl O. and Freda (Seckinger) Meier. Married MARGIE MARTIN. Survived by his wife Margie of Minatare, daughters Brenda Meier (Bob) Brown of Copperas Cove, TX, and Terri Meier (Scott Taylor) of Denver, Colorado, sisters Jerrilyn (Wendell) Werner of Green Valley, AZ and Carol Meier Bridge of Minatare, grandchildren Brandy Brown and Brent Brown, both of Copperas Cove, TX and Phillip Meier-Taylor of Arvada, CO

**MEINHARDT, Sophia (Hergett)
See Sophia Hergett

MEIS, Frieda Marie
b. 24 Nov 1917 - Catherine, Kansas
d. 3 May 2009 - Ness City, Kansas
From Hays Dailey News - Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Frieda Marie Delaney, 91, Ness City, died Sunday, May 3, 2009. Born Nov. 24, 1917, in Catherine to Alexander and Catherine (Kinderknecht) Meis. Married SAM DELANEY . He preceded her in death June 24, 1987. Survivors include two sons, Dean Delaney, Alamota, and Neal Delaney, Ness City; a daughter, Marian Kleweno, Bazine; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

MEIS, Jeffrey Lee
b. 6 Jul 1961- Ness City, Kansas
d. 5 Jun 2009 - Hays, Kansas
From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Jeffrey Lee Meis, 47, Hays, died Friday, June 5, 2009. Born July 6, 1961, in Ness City to Harold C. "Kaiser" and Ramona Mauch Meis. Survivors include his mother, Ramona Meis, Ness City, a sister, Jean Meis Annas; and two nephews, Stephen and Jason Annas, Dayton, Ohio

b. 8 Jun 1932 - Great Bend, Kansas
d. 28 Apr 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, April 30, 2009
Meisinger, Merlin K., 76, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2009. Born June 8, 1932, in Great Bend, KS.
Preceded in death by his son, Kent; parents, Henry and Marie (Kerbs) Meisinger; sister, Velma Miller; brothers, Melvin, Arlo and Glen. Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughter, Debra and her husband, Barry of Portland, OR.

b. 21 Jun 1927 - Gering, Nebraska
d. 10 Apr 2009 - Gering, Nebraska
From The Star-Herald Scottsbluff - 4/13/2009 - 4/16/2009
Irene Roth, 81, died Friday April 10, 2009. Born June 21, 1927 in Gering to Fredrick and Anna (Kramer) Meisner. Married HAROLD ROTH. Survived by her husband of 62 years, HAROLD (ROTH) of Scottsbluff, son Ted and wife Ronda Roth of Gering, daughters Susan Green of Scottsbluff and Myrna and husband Robert Johnson of Scottsdale, Ariz. Brothers Herbert Meisner of Mesa, Ariz.; Roger Meisner and Max Meisner both of Gering and sisters Esther Meisner and Elsie Walker both of Scottsbluff. Grandchildren Paul Green, David Green, Whitney Roth and Holley Roth, great-grandchildren Katerina Green and Izaak Green. Her parents, brothers Theodore, Robert and Fredrick Meisner, preceded her in death.

**MELLAND, Darlene A. (Pfannenstiel)
See Darlene A. Pfannenstiel

MELLIES, Peggy Irene
b. 19 Oct 1922 - Clay County, Kansas
d. 24 Dec 2008 - Clay Center, Kansas
From Salina Journal - Saturday, December 27, 2008
CLAY CENTER - Peggy Irene Wolf, 86, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. Born Oct. 19, 1922, in Clay County, to Herman H. and Bessie Mae (Gennett) Mellies. Preceded in death by: husband, CHARLES (WOLF) ; daughter, Janice; and a brother. Survivors: daughter, Charlotte Sorell, of Morganville; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

MESSER, Catharina Louise
b. 20 Jun 1899 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 11 Feb 1976 - Laurel, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 13 Feb 1976
FROMBERG - Louise Wetstein, 76, wife of JOHN P. WETSTEIN of Edgar, died Wednesday.
Born June 20, 1899, in Dickinson ND, a daughter of Paul and Odelia Messer. Survivors include the widower; 3 sons, Lawrence J. Wetstein of Scottsdale AZ, Willis Wetstein of Helena, and Duane Wetstein of Edgar; 4 daughters, Mrs. Robert Brownfield of Belfield ND, Mrs. Ruben Lutz and Mrs. Ed Heberger, both of Sacramento CA, and Mrs. Magdalene Garlock of Livermore CA; and 26 grandchildren.

MESSER, Eva Rose
b. 22 Dec 1902 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 30 Apr 1971
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 30 Apr 1971
Mrs. Eva Rose Obenauer, 68, wife of CHRIS OBENAUER, died Friday morning. Born Dec. 22, 1902, in Dickinson ND, a daughter of Mr. and Mr. Paul V. Messer. Survivors include the widower; a son and a stepson, Donald Kipp of San Jose CA and Chris Obenauer Jr. of Butte; a daughter, Mrs. Laurence Ostermiller of Bozeman; 15 grandchildren; and 5 sisters, Mrs. J. P. Wetstein of Joliet, Mrs. Madeline Garlock of Livermore CA, Mrs. Ed Heberger and Mrs. Rueben Lutz of Sacramento CA, and Mrs. Robert Brownfield of Belfield ND.

b. 7 Apr 1906 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. Sep 1956 - Richardton, North Dakota
From Dickinson Press, Wednesday 26 Sep 1956
Messer, John A. 1906-1956 - John A. Messer died at his farm home when he fell from a ladder and suffered a skull fracture. Born at Richardton, April 7, 1906. His father and mother were Jacob and Celestine Loren Messer. Married to KATE GREFF. Eight sons and 5 daughters were born to them. They are Kasper of Richardton; Albert of Tioga; Joseph, Mike, Larry, Clarence, Norman and Eddie at home; Delores, Alice, Bernadette, Joan and Kathleen at home. Other survivors are brothers, Jake, Hebron; Val, Richardton; Mike, Richardton; Mrs. John Urlacher, Reeder; Mrs. Phillip Reisenauer, Dickinson; Mrs. Phillip Urlacher, Regent; Mrs. Frances Kerzmann, Emmet; Sister Celestine and Sister James of Bismarck.

MESSER, Nicholas Paul
b. 26 Oct 1906 - Dickinson, North Dakota
d. 11 Aug 1949 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 12 Aug 1949
Nicholas Paul Messer, 42, died Thursday. Born Oct. 26, 1906, in Dickinson ND, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Messer. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are a brother, Joseph E. Messer of 2095 Calhoun lane, and 7 sisters, Mrs. Eva Kipp of 611 N. 24th St., Mrs. J. P. Wetstein of Joliet, Mrs. R. C. Brownfield of Belfield ND, Mrs. Irvin Garlock of Storrie CA, Mrs. Robert Shield, Mrs. Reuben Lutz and Miss Ida Messer, all of San Francisco.

MESSER, Phillip
b. 5 Mar 1889 - Russia
d. 8 Apr 1975
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 10 Apr 1975
Phillip Messer, 88, died late Tuesday. Born March 5, 1889 in Russia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Messer. Married ELIZABETH ZENTNER. She died September 17, 1961. Survivors include four sons, Matt and Edwin, both of Nampa, Idaho, Paul of 1107 21st St. W., and Erwin of Butte; four daughters, Mrs. Barbara Dietz of Laurel, Mrs. George Horning of 1138 N. 30th St., Mrs. Thomas Wirtz of 240 Miles Ave., and Mrs. James Daugherty of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother, Andrew of 407 S. 91st St.; a sister, Mrs. Emma Heinz of Tacoma, Wash., 25 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

MESSER, Valentine F.
b. abt 1916 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. 12 Jul 1972 - Pasco
From Pasco WA Tri City Herald, Wednesday 12 Jul 1972
Valentine F. Messer, 56, died today in his home. Born in Richardton, N.D. Survivors include brothers Thomas, Yakima, and Julius, Portland; sisters Betty Teske, Rochester, Minn., Monica Kunst, Portland, Mary Mackey, Julia Morgan, Eleanor Mitzel and Ann Kuntz, all of Yakima.

b. 27 Jun 1889 - Russia
d. 7 Dec 1954 - Mandan, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Wednesday 8 Dec 1954
Schweigert, Rose (Messmer) (1899)-1954 - Mrs. Martin Schweigert, 55, died at Tuesday. (ND Dept Health Public Death Index-listed as Rose M. Schweigert, born 1899) Born in Russia, June 27, 1889 (sic), to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob B. Messmer. Leaves her husband, MARTIN SCHWEIGERT, Mandan, one son, Leo J. Schweigert, Mandan, one brother, Christ Messmer, Mandan, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wetzstein, Mandan and Mrs. Jacob Froelich, Dilworth MN.

MESSMER, Sebastian
b. ca 1847
d. 3 Aug 1930
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 5 Aug 1930
Messmer, Sebastian not given/ca. 1847-1930 - Archbishop Messmer of Milwaukee, Dies Sunday In His Swiss Home Born 83 years ago.

METER, Walter
b. 14 Apr 1927 - Minatare, Nebraska
d. 4 Feb 2009
From The Star-Herald - from 2/6/2009 - 2/9/2009
ALLIANCE-Walter Meter, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 4. Walt was the seventh child of 10 born to Alexander and Elizabeth (Adolph) Meter on April 14, 1927 in Minatare. Married NETTIE "DOLLY" STRICKER. Survived by his wife, Nettie "Dolly" Meter of Alliance; his daughter, Cheryl (Charles) Kiefer; granddaughter, Michele (Bill) Turner; and his great grandchildren, Remington and Aspen Turner, all of Laramie, Wyo. He is also survived by his brothers, Henry Meter of Port Huron, Michigan, and Reiny and Harry Meter, both of Bayard; and his sisters, Helen Kehm of Scottsbluff, Esther Miller of Lincoln, Rose Pierce of Davenport, Iowa, and Irene Michael of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Preceded in death by his parents, a brother, a sister, one half-brother, two step-brothers, and one step-sister.

METTLER, Florence Ida
b. 20 Nov 1920 - Golden Valley, North Dakota
d. 14 Jan 2009 -
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 15 Jan 2009
Florence Ida Schillreff was born on Nov. 20, 1920, in Golden Valley, N.D. She was one of 10 children and was preceded in death by her husband JOHN (SCHILLREFF) in 1984; her son Vernon; her daughter Carol; her parents and six brothers and sisters. Survived by her son, Alvin (Marlene) Schillreff; daughters Joyce Rucker, Kathleen (Jerry) Rudy; daughter-in-law Virginia Schillreff; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; sister Evie Carlton; brothers, Eldor (Maggie) Mettler, Mike (Erma) Mettler; and many nieces and nephews.

METTLER, Florence Ida
b. 20 Nov 1920 - Golden Valley, North Dakota
d. 14 Jan 2009 - Billings, Montana
From Dahl Funeral Chapel Billings
Florence Ida Schillreff was born on November 20, 1920 in Golden Valley, North Dakota. She was one of ten children and was preceded in death by her husband John in 1984; her son Vernon; her daughter Carol; her parents and six brothers and sisters. Married JOHN SCHILLREFF. Survived by her son Alvin (Marlene) Schillreff, daughters Joyce Rucker, Kathleen (Jerry) Rudy; daughter-in-law Virginia Schillreff; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; thirteen great-great-grandchildren; sister Evie Carlton; brothers, Eldor (Maggie) Mettler, Mike (Erma) Mettler; and many nieces and nephews.

METZ, Catherine
b. 18 Jul 1896 - Russia
d. 9 Mar 1956
From Dickinson Press, Tuesday 13 Mar 1956
Metz, Catherine 1896-1956 - Catherine Metz died a March 9 (1956). Born in Russia on July 18, 1896, the daughter of John and Marie Nuss Metz. Survived by 4 brothers, Martin and George Metz of Dickinson, Joe in Alaska and Steve of South Heart; 3 sisters, Mrs. Margaret Gress, Portland; Mrs. Frank Heck, Dickinson and Mrs. Elizabeth
Lengowski, Dickinson.

**METZ, Rose (Heck)
See Rose Heck

METZGER, Dorothy June
b. 13 Dec 1935 - Laurel
d. 28 Dec 1970 -
From Billings MT Gazette, Tuesday 29 Dec 1970
LIVINGSTON—Mrs. Dorothy June Swan, 35, died Monday . Born Dec. 13, 1935 in Laurel. Married EDWARD G. SWAN. Survivors include the widower and two sons, Stephen and Michael, all of the family home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. August Metzger, Laurel; her grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Ouch, Billings; three brothers, Richard Metzger, Laurel, Floyd Metzger, Bentonville, Ark., and Stanley Metzger, with the U.S. Navy in California; and a sister, Mrs. Marion Siemsen, Laurel.

b. 11 Dec 1912 - Jamestown, North Dakota
d. 22 Apr 1976 - Sheridan, Wyoming
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 24 Apr 1976
SHERIDAN, Wyo.—Jake H. Metzger, 53, died Thursday. Born Dec. 11, 1912, in Jamestown, N.D., the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Metzger. Married THERESA STECKLER. Survivors include the widow; a son, Gerald of Story; a daughter, Sandra Kay De Castro of Sheridan; two brothers, William of Stockton, Calif. and Arnold of Minot, N.D.; two sisters, Katherine Sayler of Bismarck, N.D., and Pauline Metzger of Hebron, N.D.; and four grandchildren.
**METZGER, Lydia (Schulz)
See Lydia Schulz

**MEUCHEL, Susanna (Staudinger)
See Susanna Staudinger

MEYER, Bernard
b. 22 Aug 1938 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. 4 Dec 2008 - Bismarck, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune 8 Dec 08
Bernard "Ben" Meyer, 70, Bismarck, passed away Dec. 4, 2008. Born Aug. 22, 1938, in Richardton, the oldest son of George and Marianna (Mosbrucker) Meyer. Ben leaves his sons, David (Nancy) Meyer and Bob Meyer, all of Florida; along with his stepchildren in Minnesota; his grandchildren; six brothers and sisters; and many friends in many states. Preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Marge.

MEYER, Henry
b. 21 Jul 1880 - Russia
d. 21 Jun 1956
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 25 Jun 1956
Meyer, Henry 1880-1956 - Golden Valley— Henry Meyer, 75, died Thursday. Born in Russia on July 21, 1880, the son of Wenlin Meyer and Dorothy Boeshans. Married OLGA ROTH. Leaves 2 sons, Alex, Golden Valley; and John, Wing; and one daughter, Mrs. Adolf Wagner. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Adam Miller of Golden Valley.

MEYER, Jake P.
b. 1885 - Russia
d. 18 Dec 1952 - Milton-Freewater, Oregon
From Walla Walla WA Union Bulletin, Friday 19 Dec 1952
Meyer, Jake P. 1885-1952 - Jake P. Meyer died Thursday evening (Dec. 18). Born in Russia in 1885. Survivors are his wife, Esther, at their home; two daughters, Mrs. Van (Helen) Robinson and Mrs. Darrell (Margaret ) Key, both of Freewater, and a brother, Philip Meyer of Pilot Rock.

**MEYER, Jeanette Marie (Winter)
See Jeanette Marie Winter

MEYER, Roberta
b. 10 Jun 1933 - Council Grove, Kansas
d. 5 May 2009 - Hillsboro, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, May 8, 2009
HILLSBORO - Roberta Allen, 75, died May 5, 2009. Born June 10, 1933, in Council Grove, to Henry and Alice Carson Meyer. Married DARYL GENE ALLEN. He died in 2008. Survivors include: son, Mike, Wichita; daughter, Tina King and husband Mark, Hillsboro; brothers, Robert Meyer, El Dorado, Raymon Meyer, Wichita, and Ronnie Meyer, Dodge City; and five grandchildren. Preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Tristan Rose King.

**MICHAEL, Marie (Betz)
See Marie Betz

MICHAEL, Matilda Magdalena
b. 17 Dec 1887 - Russia
d. 9 Dec 1951 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday December 10, 1951
Ott, Matilda Magdalena (Michael) 1887-1951 - Mrs. Matilda Magdalena Ott, 63, died Sunday. Born Dec. 17, 1887, in Russia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Michael. Married FELIX J. OTT. The family migrated to Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1912. Besides her husband, she is survived by 5 sons, Joseph Ott of Ryegate, John Ott of Edgar, Valley Ott of 1213 North Twenty-fifth street, Anton Ott of 612 North Fifteenth street and Michael Ott of Laurel; six daughters, Mrs. Adam Scheeler of Laurel, Mrs. J. A. Schanz of Ryegate, Mrs. Jack Smidt of Winnett, Mrs. I. M. Scheeler of Laurel, Mrs. Ralph Peters of route 3, Billings, and Mrs. James Rekdal of 628 Mitchell avenue; two brothers Linus Michael of Torquay, Saskatchewan, and Valentine Michel (sic) of Regina, Saskatchewan; a sister, Mrs. Helar Schnell of Vancouver, British Columbia; 28 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

b. 15 Nov 1912 - Russell, Kansas
d. 7 May 2009 - Russell, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, May 9, 2009
RUSSELL - Leo L. Michaelis, 96, died May 7, 2009. Born Nov. 15, 1912, in Russell, the son of John J. and Lena (Spadey) Michaelis. Married ALMA WAYMASTER. She died Dec. 29, 2003. Survivors include: daughter, Shirley Brown and husband Bill, Ulysses; four sons, Gerald Michaelis and wife Betty, Galatia, Roger Michaelis and wife Reatha, Great Bend, Larry Michaelis, Texarkana, Ark., and Gene Michaelis and wife Regina, Olathe; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, infant son Marlin Michaelis; five brothers, Armin, Edwin, Rudolph, Ruben and Gustav; and two sisters, Elvina Hein and Martha Herdt.

b. 15 Nov 1912 - Russell, Kansas
d. 7 May 2009 - Russell, Kansas
From Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary - Russell, KS
Leo L. Michaelis, 96, died Thursday, May 7, 2009 . Born November 15, 1912 in Russell, the son of John J. and Lena (Spadey) Michaelis. Married ALMA WAYMASTER. She died on December 29, 2003.
Surviving family include daughter, Shirley Brown and husband Bill of Ulysses, Kansas; four sons, Gerald Michaelis and wife Betty of Galatia, Kansas, Roger Michaelis and wife Reatha of Great Bend, Kansas, Larry Michaelis of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Gene Michaelis and wife Regina of Olathe, Kansas; 10 grand-children, 15 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, infant son Marlin Michaelis; five brothers, Armin, Edwin, Rudolph, Ruben and Gustav; and two sisters, Elvina Hein and Martha Herdt.

**MICHAELIS, Marie (Krug)
See Marie Krug

**MICHEL, Dora Lee Fern (Dumler)
See Dora Lee Fern Dumler

MICHEL, Herman Walter
b. 26 May 1924
d. 15 Jun 1933
Billings MT Gazette, Friday 16 Jun 1933
Michel, Herman Walter 1924-1933 - Herman Walter, a nine-year-old boy Thursday afternoon was fatally trampled by a team of horses. Born May 26, 1924, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Michel

MICHELS, Roger Henry
b. 16 Oct 1949
d. 18 Oct 1949
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 21 Oct 1949
Michels, Roger Henry 1949-1949 - Roger Henry Michels, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Michels, .died Tuesday morning (Oct. 18) at a Billings hospital where he was born Sunday. Surviving besides the parents are the maternal grandparents.

**MILLER, Clarabell (Swart)
See Clarabell Swart

b. 28 Nov 1923 - Little River, Kansas
d. 19 Apr 2009 - Overland Park, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Thursday, April 23, 2009
OVERLAND PARK - Dee Miller, 85, passed away April 19, 2009. Born November 28, 1923, in Little River, KS to Eck and Bessie Miller. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Jean, brother Bob Miller and sister, Avis Riedel. Also surviving are his sons Gary Miller and wife, Gaybine Faye, Larry, and Rick and wife, Sally; five grandchildren and an extended family of step-grandchildren.

**MILLER, Donna Mae (Helm)
See Donna Mae Helm

b. 25 Jan 1886 - Russia
d. 8 Dec 1953
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 9 Dec 1953
Hankel, Eva (Miller) 1886-1953 - Mrs. Eva Miller Hankel, 67, died Tuesday (Dec 8) morning. Born in Russia on Jan. 25, 1886, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Miller. Married JACOB HANKEL in Russia on May 5, 1905. Survivors include her husband; nine sons, John of Portland OR, Dave of Missoula, Henry of Hardin, Fred of 2022 Riverside Rd., Jack of 1001 S. 27th St., William, Robert and Harry of 401 S. 26th St. and George of Billings; three daughters, Mrs. George Russ and Mrs. Henry Ruff, both of Denver CO, and Mrs. Melvin Peterson of 7039 Lockwood Flats, Billings. A number of grandchildren also survive.

MILLER, Fredrick
b. 17 Jul 1887 - Russia
d. 30 Nov 1955 - Billings, Montana
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 1 Dec 1955
Miller, Fredrick 1887-1955 - Fredrick Miller, 68, died Wednesday morning (Nov. 30). Born in Russia July 17, 1887, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller. Married EMILE ROTH. Surviving are his widow; a stepson, Emil Marcus of Laurel; two sons, William and John of Laurel; four daughters, Mrs. Theodora Bolen of Laurel, Mrs. Emilie Carpenier of Park City, Mrs. Katherine Palin of Dummond and Mrs. Betty Kober of 715 N. 31st St., and 16 grandchildren.

MILLER, Freeman J.
b. 16 Jul 1917 - Crystal Springs, Kansas
d. 14 Jun 2009 - Hesston, Kansas
From Newton Kansan - June 16, 2009
HESSTON — Freeman J. Miller, 91, passed away Sunday (June 14, 2009). Born on July 16, 1917, in Crystal Springs, the youngest son of James and Emma Brobst Miller. Married ODENA YODER.
She died. Married EVELYN ZERGER STUCKY. She survives. Survived by a daughter, Maris Schroeder, and husband, Donald, of Moundridge; a son, Edwin, and wife, Carol, of Kalona, Iowa; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Also is survived by Evelyn’s family, including Lyle Stucky and wife, Linda, of Osler, Saskatchewan, Canada; Lynn Stucky and wife, Lori, of Sanger, Texas; Larry Stucky and wife, Cindy, of McPherson; Denise Siemens and husband, Allen, of McPherson; Donna Sharp and husband, Max, of Little Rock, Ark.; Danielle Suderman and husband, Dwight, of McPherson; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by his siblings, Mae Miller, Beulah Zimmerman, Lela Naffziger, Ola Hooley, Norman Miller, Forrest Miller and an infant sister.

MILLER, Jerry Ann (Smith)
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MILLER, Katherine
b. 5 Jun 1888 - Russia
d. 8 Mar 1955 - Billings, Montana
Fabrizius, Katherine (Miller) 1888-1955 - Mrs. Katherine Fabrizius, 66, died Tuesday (March 8). Born in Russia June 5, 1888, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Miller. Came to the US in 1890, settling in Kansas. Married HENRY FABRIZIUS. Surviving are two sons, Henry Fabrizius and Victor Fabrizius of Worland; five daughters, Mrs. Jacob Heberlein, Mrs. Sam Schriner and Mrs. Harold Sauer of Riverton, Mrs. Bert Snyder of Worland and Mrs. Gottfried Martin of Johnstown CO; two brothers, Henry Miller of Galatia and Ben Miller of Russell KS; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Koch of Galatia and Mrs. Lea Krum of Great Bend KS; 27 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two other sisters in Kansas and one in California also survive.

**MILLER, Katie (Lackman)
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**MILLER, Lydia (Walter)
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**MILLER, Nahida (Stucky)
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b. 30 Jul 1910 - Glen Ulllin
d. 25 May 1956
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 28 May 1956
Miller, Rudy S. 1910-1956 - (Rudy) S. Miller, 43 (sic), died Friday (May 25) at his home. Born at Glen Ullin on July 30, 1910, Mr. Miller was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Miller. Married DORIS HEATON. Leaves his father, wife, 4 brothers, Leo of Northgate, Can.; George of Benton Harbor MI; Sam of Van Nuys CA, and Bernard of Phoenix AZ; one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Yates, Sacramento CA; 5 half-brothers, Roy of Yakima WA; Ernie of Larimore; Fred and John of Deadwood SD, and Eddie of Glen Ullin, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Peter Weismann, Gladstone, and Mrs. George Schirado, Bismarck.

**MILLER, Sharon J. (Kliever)
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MILLER, William J.
b. 15 Sep 1912 - Claflin, Kansas
d. 14 May 2009 - Ellinwood, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, May 17, 2009
CLAFLIN - William J. "Bill" Miller, 96, died May 14, 2009. Born Sept. 15, 1912, in Claflin, to Frank J. and Louise "Zecha" Miller. Married MILDRED FORSHEE. She died June 5, 1994. Survivors include: a stepson, James Foshee; and sisters, Roberta Prosser, Theresa Dolechek, Marie Hoss and Rita Doll.

MILLER, William J.
b. 15 Sep 1912 - Claflin, Kansas
d. 14 May 2009 - Ellinwood, Kansas
From Nicholson Ricke Funeral Home
William J. "Bill" Miller, 96, died May 14, 2009. Born September 15, 1912 at Claflin, Kansas, the son of Frank J. and Louise (Zecha) Miller. Married MILDRED FOSHEE. She died June 5, 1994. Survivors include five sisters: Roberta Prosser and Theresa Dolechek, both of Hoisington, Kansas; Marie Hoss, Doris Smith and Rita Doll, all of Claflin, Kansas; and one step-son, James Foschee, Hattesburg, Michigan.. Preceded in death by one brother, Martin Miller; and one sister, Leona Leiker.

**MILOHOV, Margaret Louise (Knight)
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MINCH, Peter
b. 28 Dec 1864 - Russia
d. 28 Apr 1938 - Park City
From Billings MT Gazette, Friday 29 Apr 1938
Minch, Peter 1864-1938 - Pete Minch, 73, died Thursday (April 28). Born in Russia, Dec. 28, 1864, a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Minch. Married KATIE YUGERT. Besides his widow, survived by 2 sons, Pete Minch and John Minch, both of Park City; four daughters, Mrs. Sam Zoll of Carthage IL, Mrs. Lyle La Nier of Buffalo WY, Mrs. Glen Schofield of Burlington IA and Mrs. William Schessler of Park City; a brother, Henry Minch of Toppenish WA; a sister, Mrs. Adam Miller of Ritzville, and 12 grandchildren.

**MINDT, Margaret (Schwagler)
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**MINEAR, Evelyn M. (Ediger)
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b. 24 Dec 1876 - Russia
d. Oct 1955 - Richardton, North Dakota
From Bismarck Tribune, Monday 24 Oct 1955
RICHARDTON -- Adam S. Mischel, 78, Richardton, died on Wednesday. Born in Russia on Dec. 24, 1876. Leaves his wife, Elizabeth, 2 sons, Sam, of Richardton, and Eddy, of Portland, OR; 1 daughter, Mrs. Al (Alice) Canezza; 1 sister, Mrs. Philomena Boehm, Mandan, and 3 brothers, Joseph, Eastman, WI; Mike, Portland, OR, and John, Salem, OR.

b. 1904 - Richardton, North Dakota
d. 23 Nov 1967 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Billings MT Gazette, Monday 27 Nov 1967
DICKINSON --Frank Mischel, 63, died Thursday. Born in 1904 in Richardton, ND, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Mischel. Married GOLDIE BOOKIE. Surviving are the widow; 3 daughters, Mrs. Francis Wald of Bismarck, Mrs. Charles Elmquist of Denver, Geralyn Mischel of Dickinson; 2 sons, Timothy of Dickinson and Terrance of Davenport, IA.

**MISCHEL, Jeanette G. (Anton)
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MISCHEL, Joseph W.
b. 26 Apr 1924 - Missoula
d. 19 Nov 1968 - Glendive
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 21 Nov 1968
GLENDIVE—Joseph W. Mischel, 44, died Tuesday . Born April 26, 1924, in Missoula, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mischel. Married MARY ANN SCHULD. Survivors include the widow; his father of Richardton, N.D.; three sons, James, Henry, and Bob, all of Glendive; a daughter, Mrs. Philip Walsh, Kalispell; five brothers, Leo, John and Ed, all of Richardton; Fred, of Taylor, N.D., and Ray, Missoula; a sister, Mrs. Bernice Koffert, Portland, Ore., and three grandchildren.

b. abt 1908
d. 26 Feb 1958
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 27 Feb 1958
SIDNEY— Philip Mischel, 50, died Wednesday. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, five sons, two sisters, four brothers, and 15 grandchildren.

**MITTELSTADT, Louisa (Goehring)
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**MOATS, Mary Katherine (Geis)
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**MODICA, Isabel (Kerbs)
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MODILL, Katherine Elizabeth
b. ca 1894
d. 25 Jul 1953
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 29 Jul 1953
Schnurr, Katherine Elizabeth (Modill) not given/ca. 1894-1953 - Mrs. Katherine Elizabeth Schnurr, 59, wife of JOSEPH P. SCHNURR died Saturday (July 25). Survived by her husband, 2 daughters, 5 sons, a brother, and 6 grandchildren.

MOEDER, Sister Scholastica
b. 1 Oct 1914 - Liebenthal, Kansas
d. 21 Apr 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, April 23, 2009
Moeder, Sister Scholastica, ASC, died April 21, 2009. Born Oct. 1, 1914 in Liebenthal, Kan., to Pius and Mary (Steiner) Moeder. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leo, Albert, Bill, Thomas and sister, Monica. Survivors: brother, Rudy of Wichita; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and Sisters of the ASC Community.

b. unk
d. 4 Apr 1979 - Belleville, Illinois
From Chicago Tribune 7 Apr 1979
Betty Reisenauer, nee Moeller, April 4, in Belleville, Ill., beloved wife of the late GUSTAV
(REISENAUER) ; dear sister of Anna (William) Degenhardt, Josephine (the late Martin) Walz, the late Auguste (Henry) Humme, Kenny (Hermann) Kaulig, the late Hermann (Adele) Moeller and the late Henry (Josephine Presley) Moeller.

**MOHR, Betty Louise (Besel)
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MOHR, Elizabeth
b. 4 Jul 1864 - Russia
d. 30 Sep 1938 - Park City
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 1 Oct 1938
Mohr, Elizabeth (____) Se?? 1864-1938 - Mrs. Elizabeth Mohr, 74, wife of JOHN MOHR, died Friday (Sep. 30). Born in Russia on July 4, 1864. In addition to her widower, she is survived by 3 stepsons, Alec and Harold Mohr of Worden and John Mohr, Jr., of Park City, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred Cinder of Billings.

b. 23 Apr 1930 - Billings, Montana
d. 25 Jul 1972 - St. Vincent's Hospital
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 26 Jul 1972
Mrs. Betty Jo Reather, 42, wife of ORVILLE REATHER, died Tuesday. Born April 23, 1930, in Billings, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Raymond Mollett. Survivors include the widower, her son and daughter, Kenneth and Kathleen, at home; her mother, Mrs. Minnie Mollett of 2320 7th Ave. N.; two brothers, Roger Mollett of 4407 Stone Ave., and Gerald Mollett of 819 Lynch Drive; and three sisters, Mrs. Jim Kozloski of 123 S. Crestwood Drive, Mrs. Ed Clark of east of Billings and Mrs. Vern Schneider of 133 Juniper Drive.

MONK, Teresa M.
b. abt 1965
d. 16 Feb 2009
From Wichita Eagle - Wednesday, February 18, 2009
CHENEY - Burdorf, Teresa M. (Monk), 44, died Feb. 16, 2009. Survivors: husband, JEFF (BURDORF); son, Aaron; daughter, Ashleigh all of the home; parents, Harlon and Barbara (Meyers) Monk; brothers, John and Craig Monk all of Cheney; maternal grandmother, Ioma Meyers of Nicoma Park, Okla.

MONTGOMERY, Raymond Arto
b. 18 Feb 1921 - Clayton, Oklahoma
d. 19 Nov 2004 - La Luz, New Mexico
From Alamogordo NM Daily News 24 Nov 2004
Montgomery, Raymond Arto 1921-2004 - Raymond Arto Montgomery, 83, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004.
Born Feb. 18, 1921, in Clayton, Okla., to Ben and Claudia Montgomery. Survived by his wife Ione of 54 years, a daughter and five sons, Molly and Patrick both from Capitan, Mark and Daniel of La Luz, David and wife, Janice, of Black Diamond, Wash., and Michael of Kent, Wash.; three sisters, Lily Strawn and Marcy Dixon, of Alamogordo, and Ruth Navy, Austin, Texas; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grand-children. Mr. Montgomery is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Claudia Montgomery; a brother Donald Montgomery; and a daughter Kathy Montgomery.

MORRIS, James Patrick
b. 20 Nov 1932 - Butte, Montana
d. Jan 1963
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 2 Jan 196
Morris, James Patrick 1932-1963 - James Patrick Morris, 30, died after staggering out of the Stone Front Bar , New Years Eve, with a .32 caliber slug in his chest. (a page 1 news item in the Billings Gazette.) Born Nov. 20, 1932 in Butte, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Morris. Married JOAN STEFFAN. Survivors include Mrs. Morris, two daughters, Mary and Patricia, and a sister, Mrs. Ray Floyd of Butte.

**MORRIS, Joan R. (Steffan)
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**MORRISON, Lillie Ann (Bekker)
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b. 25 Jun 1882 - Russia
d. 26 Jan 1956
From Dickinson Press, Tuesday 31 Jan 1956
Mosbrucker, Adolph 1882-1956 - Adolph Mosbrucker died Thursday, Jan. 26, (1956). Born in Russia, June 25, 1882, the son of Christian and Katherine Kuntz Mosbrucker. Married PAULINE DIETRICK.
Twelve children were born to them. They with his wife and 23 grandchildren, 2 brothers and a sister survive. The names of the children are: Mrs. Val Koffler, Dickinson; Joachim, Glen Ullin; Sister M. Catherine, OSB, Yankton SD; Adolph, Beulah; Joseph, Fort Dodge IA; Mrs. Glen Watts, Hawthorne CA; Innocent, Torrence CA; Steve, Dickinson; Mrs. Virgil White, Thonda Beach CA; John, Cincinatti; Nick, Glen Ullin; and William, Terry MT.

b. 29 Jun 1886 - Odessa, Russia
d. 15 Feb 1956
From Bismarck Tribune, Thursday 16 Feb 1956
Alex X. Mosbrucker, 70, died Wednesday night. Born at Odessa, Russia, on June 29, 1886, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Mosbrucker. Married to Amelia Stein in Russia on Nov. 11, 1909. He leaves besides his wife, three sons, Ralph of Portland, Ore., and Marcus and Joseph of New Salem; three daughters, Mrs. Peter Zander, Colfax, Calif., Mrs. Stanley Cortman, New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Mrs. Nick Kuntz, Flasher, and one brother, Joseph of East Stanwood, Wash.

b. 11 Jul 1884 - Russia
d. 28 Apr 1954 - Dickerson, North Dakota
From Dickinson ND Press, Thursday 6 May 1954
Johanna Mosbrucker died at the St. Joseph’s hospital Thursday, April 28. Born in Russia July 11, 1884. Came here in 1902. Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Amelia Powell, Armstrong, BC, Canada; a brother, Florian Mosbrucker, Havre MT; and several nephews and nieces. Here parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death

MUELLER, Carmen Virginia
b. abt 1937
d. 10 Jan 2009
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, January 18, 2009
AUGUSTA - Barber, Carmen Virginia (Mueller), 72, died Jan. 10 (2009). Survivors: spouse Charles (BARBER); daughter Judith (Mike) Emert; daughter-in-law Kathy Barber; grandchildren Amy, Allison, Jared & Kiersten. Preceded by son Brent Barber.

MUELLER, Donald Frank
b. abt 1930
d. 15 May 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Sunday, May 17, 2009
Mueller, Donald "Don" Frank, 79, passed away May 15, 2009. Survivors include wife of 59 years, Evelyn "Eve" of the home, son, Brent Mueller of Edmond, OK, daughter, Collette Pearce (Kevin) of Wichita, mother, Lucille Mueller (100 yrs old) of Wichita, brothers, Robert (Karen) Mueller and Marvin Mueller both of Wichita, grandchildren, Brandi, Tara, Kelly, Blake, and Ty. 4 great-grandchildren.

b. 7 Apr 1911 - Halstead, Kansas
d. 16 Feb 2009 - Hesston, Kansas
From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday, February 18, 2009
HESSTON - Linda L. Mueller Kaufman, 97, died Feb. 16, 2009. Born April 7, 1911, in Halstead, the daughter of Peter and Anna Schowalter Mueller. Married PETER KAUFMAN. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: son, Roger K. and wife Janet; brothers, Herbert Mueller and Harold Mueller; sister, Matilda Jantzen; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

MUELLER, Nancy Kay
b. abt 1947
d. 9 May 2009 - Wichita, Kansas
From Wichita Eagle - Tuesday,. May 12, 2009
Mueller, Nancy Kay, 62, died Saturday, May 9, 2009. Married JAMES W. MUELLER of Tampa, Kan. In addition to her husband of 39 years, survivors include her mother, Betty Switzer Brown and stepfather, James Brown and several Mueller siblings and their families. Preceded in death by her father, Doyle D. Switzer.

MUELLER, Walter H.
b. abt 1918
d. 12 May 2009
From Wichita Eagle - Thursday, May 14, 2009
Mueller, Walter H. "Walt", 91, passed away May 12, 2009. Preceded in death by one sister. Survivors are wife Mary Elizabeth "Lib"; daughters Sandy L. (Gary) Atkins of Colorado Springs, CO, Karen A. (Raymond) Tole of Towanda, Kathy S. (Tom) Van Winkle Platzer of San Antonio, TX; brother Elmer T. of Beatrice, NE; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

MUNSINGER, Neville Ronald
b. 25 Jan 1934 - Casper, Wyoming
d. 13 Jul 1956 - New Jersey
From Billings MT Gazette, Wednesday 18 Jul 1956
POWELL, Wyo. -- Airman 2/c Neville Ronald Munsinger, 22, of Powell, was one of 45 persons killed in an Air Force transport which crashed in New Jersey Friday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Hall of Powell. Born Jan. 25, 1934, in Casper. Munsinger had spent a 47-day furlough in Powell with his parents, and was en route to England for a three-year tour when he was killed. Surviving, besides his mother and stepfather, are his grandmother, Mrs. Eva L. Hall of Powell; his grandfather, Guy E. Munsinger of Glenrock; a brother, Airman 1C T. W. Munsinger who is serving with air police in England, and a sister, Mrs. Shirley Kalember of Phoenix.

MUNSINGER, Theodore William
b. 14 Mar 1932 - Bridger, Montana
d. Jun 1973 - Powell, Wyoming
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 7 Jun 1973
POWELL, Wyo. -- Theodore William Munsinger, 41, was killed while working on a power line Tuesday in Powell. Born March 14, 1932, in Bridger, Mont., a son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Munsinger. Married JOYCE E. TAYLOR. Survivors include the widow and nine children, John, Stephen, Carol, Suzanne, Deborah, Richard, Catherine, Michelle and Christine, at home; his mother, Mrs. Adelia Hall and stepfather, Leonard Hall, of Powell; and a sister, Mrs. Shirley L. Kalember, of Phoenix, Ariz.

MUTH, Donald Dean
b. 27 Dec 1942 - Hettinger, North Dakota
d. 12 Jan 2009 - Billings, Montana
From Billings Gazette, Billings, MT - 13 Jan 2009
Donald "Red" Dean Muth, 66, died Jan. 12, 2009. Born Dec. 27, 1942, in Hettinger, N.D., to Michael and Edith Muth. Married MARY JANE WESSEL. Survived by his wife of 42 years Mary Jane, his daughter Jodie Thomas (Greg), one grandson Dakota Flom, mother Edith Grizzle, and sister Betty Heidt, all of Billings, and a brother, Loyd Muth (Darlene) of Madras, Ore.

MUTH, Nick
b. 6 Jan 1890 - Russia
d. 30 Apr 1958 - Dickinson, North Dakota
From Billings MT Gazette, Saturday 3 May 1958
Muth, Nick 1890-1958 - DICKINSON, N.D.— Nick Muth , 68, April 30. Born in Russia, Jan. 6, 1890, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Muth. Married BARBARA WEBER. Six of the seven children born to them survive. They are Valentine Muth of Gladstone, Dominick of Dickinson, Mrs. Jack Wanner of Gladstone, Mrs. Earnest Beil and Mrs. Rudolph Dukart of Dickinson and Mrs. Joe Urlacher of Yakima WA.
Surviving besides his wife and children are 26 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Marian Walter of Dickinson.

b. 10 Jan 1891 - Russia
d. 15 Oct 1968 - Mesa, Arizona
From Billings MT Gazette, Thursday 17 Oct 1968
Mutzenberger, Andrew 1891-1968 - GLENDIVE—Andrew Mutzenberger, 77, died Tuesday (Oct. 15).
Born in Russia Jan. 10, 1891. Married ELIZABETH BAISCH. Survivors include the widow of Mesa AZ; a son, Edwin of Glendive; four daughters, Mrs. Robert Hilger and Mrs. Ray DeBeaumont, both of Glendive, Miss Elsie Mutzenberger of Billings and Mrs. Don Lamphier of Chicago IL; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Gutknect of North Dakota; and 10 grandchildren.

**MYERS, Iris C. (Kenley)
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