Thinking of You

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In Memoriam

Past Department President (1993) Viola Constance (Olson) Vigen, 89, passed away Monday, April 17, 2017 at Ave Maria Village in Jamestown, ND. The family will have reserved seating available for Auxiliary members who will also serve as honorary pallbearers. Please keep family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Atonement Lutheran Church, Jamestown.

Visitation: One hour before the funeral service at the church.

Interment: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND.

This information and obituary available at:

Arrangements are in the care of Williams Funeral Home:

Past ND Department Commander and Past National Vice Commander Boyd Clemens has passed away.

Here is a link to his obituary :

Boyd H. Clemens, 93, passed away March 9, 2017, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center.

Boyd was always active in the American Legion. He served as vice commander of the Williston post and served in all offices of the Lloyd Spetz post #1 in Bismarck. He also served as North Dakota District Vice-Commander. In 1973 he was elected State Commander in North Dakota. In 1974 he was elected a National Vice-Commander of the American Legion.

The family would prefer memorials to the ND Veterans Cemetery.  Please keep family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

It is with sad hearts that we share that Dave Rolfson of Watford City Post 29 passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017. His funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 13, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Watford City. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1 pm until 5 pm at the Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Watford City and 1 hour prior to the funeral service.

Dave was a past West Region Vice Commander, 9th District Commander and was currently the American Legion Foundation West Region Director.

Dave Rolfson obituary

Please keep the family of Shirley Lindstrom, District 4 Vice President, in your thoughts and prayers. Her mother, Dorothy Thiel, 94, New Rockford, died March 3, 2017, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford. Rosary and Prayer Service will be Thursday, St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford. Rosary at 6:30PM and Vigil Service at 7PM. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 10, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mandan Union Cemetery, Mandan.  Further arrangements are pending with Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford. (Bismarck Tribune)

Dorothy Thiel obituary

It is with sad hearts that we keep Past Department Secretary Cat Olson in our thoughts and prayers. Her father, Neil Fleming, passed away on February 14, 2017. A Funeral Mass for Neil will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 20, 2017 at St. Bridgid’s Catholic Church in Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 19th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. vigil service at the church.

Neil Fleming obituary

 Births & Celebrations

Tuesday, March 14th is Past Department President (2000-2001) Donna Rice’s 82nd Birthday.
She lives in an assisted living apartment and is very happy and quite well.

Donna Rice
701 Roosevelt Ave. Apt C
Maddock, ND 58348



Past Department President Betty Malkowski celebrates her 80th birthday on March 9th! Please help us celebrate with a “card shower” by sending a greeting card to Betty at:

106 4th Ave NE
Belfield, ND 58622.



Sickness & Distress

Past Department President Pat Caudel has entered the Baptist Health Care
Center in Bismarck. Her address is:

Baptist Healthcare Center
Room NL, 213,
3400 Nebraska Dr.
Bismarck ND 58503.

She has a lovely room and she likes it there.  Please drop her a card or stop in to see her.  When I went to see her she was very happy. (Lyla Semenko)

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