Archive - Obituary
October 28th, 2014
Bruce Anders Pedersen, 78, Luverne, ND passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Sheyenne Care Center, Valley City, ND.
Ila B. Jacobsen, 93, Valley City, ND, formerly of Luverne, ND, died October 26, 2014 at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City. She was born Ila Belle Boyer on September 24, 1921 to Clarence and Clara (Lerfald) Boyer in Kenawick, WA. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Hope, ND. She attended school in Hope, graduating in 1939.
On March 21, 1941, she married Darrel Jacobsen in Hope. They made their home in the Luverne, ND area where they farmed. After Darrelâ€™s death in 1992, Ila moved to Valley City, ND.
Sister Helen Backes, SMP, age 101, of Valley City, ND, died October 27, 2014 at Maryvale Convent in Valley City. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Friday, October 31st at Maryvale Convent Chapel with Father Claude Seeberger, OSB celebrant. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Maryvale Convent Chapel and one hour before the service Friday morning. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday evening at Maryvale Convent Chapel. Interment will be in Maryvale Convent Cemetery near Valley City.
Clara Elton Rockswold, 103 years old, longtime resident of Litchville, ND, died September 18, 2014, at the Sheyenne Care Center in Valley City, ND, where she lived since 2004.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Litchville, ND.
Clara enjoyed crafts, decorating cakes, and making outfits for dolls. She was know for the Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus dolls.
Christine Gronneberg went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 92 on October 26, 2014 at the Cooperstown Medical Center, Cooperstown, ND. She was able to live in her house on the farm until one week before her death.
Christine Tomina Sabby was born on January 19, 1922, the daughter of Torger and Annie (Swanson) Sabby in Dover Township. She was baptized on April 23, 1922, confirmed on October 10, 1937 and graduated from Dover School in 1940.