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Services Held Monday for Emilie Riedman
Emilie M. Riedman, 75, passed away Friday, June 30, at St Lukes, Hospital in Fargo. Funeral services were held Monday at St Stanislaus Catholic Church with Father Eugene Meemken, officiating. Interment was in St. Ann's Catholic cemetery, Litchville, N.D.
Mrs. Riedman was born March 14, 1903 at Perham, the daughter of Ferdinand and Louise Sonnenberg Meier. She married William Riedman on November 27, 1924 at Litchville.
Emilie was born and raised in Perham. As a young woman she moved to Litchville, N.D. where she met and married Mr. Riedman. They farmed in the Litchville and Valley City area for 40 years. When her husband died she continued to manage the farm until 1965. At that time she moved to Little Pine Lake where she lived until the time of her death. She is survived by 4 daughters, Mrs Dale (Annabelle) Hartwick, Fargo, Sister Patricia Ann Riedman, Princeton, Illinois, Mrs Ken (Mary Ann) Nord, Moorhead and Mrs Robert (Pat) Samples of Minneapolis; 5 sons, Raphael, Fargo, James, Bountiful, Utah, Robert, Riverside, California, Reverend Father John Riedman, Fargo, and Joseph, Mamouth Lake, California, and 2 brothers, Ferdinand of Minneapolis and Emil of Barrett, Minnesota. Pallbearers were Hank Lubitz, Herb Meier, Larry Schave, DuWayne Sauer, Bill Riedman and Ralph Brendle.



The Daily Journal

Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota
July 24, 2001

Ardis Marie Roelke, 71, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. She was born on September 18, 1929, the daughter of Randolph and Mabel (Anderson) Christopherson. She grew up in Audubon where she attended school. In 1947, she married George Roelke Jr. The couple lived in Texas while George was in the Air Force. They returned to Detroit Lakes and later moved to Fergus Falls. 
Mrs. Roelke was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. She enjoyed antiquing, flowers, gardening, her cats, and discussing politics. Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, David Christopherson; and a son, Robert Roelke. Survivors include her daughter, Linda (Gary) Johnson of Florida; two sons, George Roelke III of Pennsylvania; and Randolph Roelke of Fergus Falls; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A public graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Fergus Falls, with the Rev. Paul Hadland officiating. Olson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls is in charge of arrangements.

SELMA JOHANNE RUDH entered into eternal peace on Saturday, August 14 at her home in San Bernardino, CA. She was born in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota in 1915 to Karl and Mathilda Kopperud, both of Norwegian descent. She married Charles Rudh in 1936 in Pelican Rapids and they spent 9 years in Benson and Montevideo, Minnesota before moving to Fergus Falls, Minnesota where they lived for 18 years. In 1963 they moved to San Bernardino, where she resided until her death. Selma and Charles had 9 children and she was admired for being a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. She will be missed but lovingly remembered by her family and many close friends. They will always treasure her cookies, breads and meals graciously prepared and shared with great generosity. Her bowling pals of 30 years knew her as "Sally" and could always count on her positive outlook on life. She was a Charter member of the Airie F.O.E. #2339 Auxiliary in Fergus Falls, a member of the Sons of Norway, and an active member in Highland Avenue Lutheran Church. Selma shared her art of cooking with many patrons as a cook at "The Little Kitchen" in San Bernardino during the 1960s. Her love for family and friends was the central focus of her life and she was always there for them. She is survived by 6 sons: Paul and his wife Barbara of Fargo, North Dakota, John and his wife Rose of Yucaipa, CA, David of Redding, CA, Michael and his wife LuAnn of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Donald of San Bernardino, Steven of Polson, MT; 3 daughters: Margaret and her husband Michael of South Beloit, IL and LeAnn Harp of San Bernardino; brother James Kopperud of Lynwood, Washington; sister-in-law Adeline Rudh of Rothsey, Minnesota, 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Highland Avenue Lutheran Church, 1820 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404. Viewing will be Wednesday, August 18, 2004 from 4-7 PM at Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, 1299 E. Highland Ave, San Bernardino. Funeral service will be Thursday, August 19, 2004 10:00 AM at Highland Avenue Lutheran Church, 1820 E. Highland Ave., SB.





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