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Jennifer Rae Grosz , 43, died at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.
She was born May 5, 1973, in Bismarck, N.D., to Kevin and Bonnie (Rath) Grosz. At six months old, she traveled to Ansbach, Germany, where she lived with her family for two years. Upon returning to the United States, she lived in Kentucky, Elgin, N.D., and started first grade in Dickinson, N.D.
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Marvin Sundheim, 95, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at the Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson.
Born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1920, in Sisseton, S.D., he was the youngest of 15 children born to Jul and Anna Marie (Simonson Bjerke) Sundheim. When he was 15, he moved with his parents to the Homestead community in northeast Montana, where he began working for the Schnitzler Corporation. He later served in a C.C.C. camp near Glacier Park.
He married Grace Tunison Sept. 20, 1940, in Wolf Point. They first lived on a Schnitzler farm in the Froid area. Then, in 1946, they bought a home in Froid and, then in 1950, they also bought their farm west of Froid (“The Home Place”).
In 1980, they retired to their new home in Froid. He and Grace spent many winters as “snowbirds” in Arizona. As their health declined, they moved from Froid to the Kensington in Williston, N.D., where Grace died Dec. 5, 2009. Since then, he lived with Terry and Linda on the “Home Place” until he entered the nursing home in Culbertson March 2, 2012.
He was a gentle, caring, generous man who was proud of his Norwegian heritage. He and Grace enjoyed travel to Norway, Hawaii and other places. He never met a stranger … he could strike up a conversation with anyone. Everyone was his friend and he never had an unkind word. He would help anyone, anytime, with anything.
Meticulous and immaculate, you could eat off of his shop floor. He even washed and waxed his trucks and machinery before harvest. He enjoyed fishing and an annual Father’s Day event was a fishing trip with his sons and son-in-law. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life. He never missed significant events in their lives and attended many sporting events, school, town activities, etc. Although his formal schooling was limited, his education continued all his life and he was able to handle all of his own business affairs until recent years.
He is survived by his three children and their families: Judy Walter of Vancouver, Wash., Stan and Terry, both of Froid; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jackson Sundheim; and by his 14 brothers and sisters: three in infancy and Edwin, Inga, Oscar, Rose, Julius, Ida, Ole, Iver, Arnold, Noel and Esther.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 22. Pastor Alvina Olstead officiated at the service at Froid Lutheran Church, with interment in the Froid South Cemetery.