HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                      Wednesday, September 3, 2003

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ELMER ZARN


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   CHINOOK - Elmer M. Zarn, 79, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at a Havre care center due to natural causes.

   A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Zion Lutheran Church with burial following in the Kuper Memorial Cemetery.

   Zarn was born on March 17, 1924, in Fargo, N.D., to Walter and Margit (Thorson) Zarn. He was raised on a farm near Watford City, N.D., by his stepfather. In 1942 Elmer moved to Chinook with a friend who had relatives there.

   He married Aileen Gorman on April 16, 1945, in Chinook.

   He worked in the shipyards in Tacoma, Wash., worked on oil rigs, at an oil refinery and did farm work. Elmer went to work for the Great Northern Railway and retired on May 31, 1985, with more than 30 years of service. He also held second jobs over the years, working for Frank Pehrson at the service station, carrying mail for Willie Pyette, and installing house siding on his own.

   Elmer loved hunting, boating and fishing. His greatest joy was helping anyone who could use a willing hand.

   Survivors include his wife, Aileen (Deane) Zarn of Chinook; daughters, Ruth Ann (Larry) Cain of Kettle Falls, Wash., and Pam (Bob) Cross of Chinook; sons, Rick (Tammy) Zarn of Kalispell, Elmer Dean (Karla) Zarn and Barry Zarn, both of Chinook; sisters, Edith Vanwagner of Kent, Wash., and Myrtle Oppeboen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, John Rogness, brother, Alvin Rogness; six stepbrothers and stepsisters; and an infant son and daughter.

Memorials may be sent to the Zion Lutheran Church.

Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                       Thursday, September 4, 2003

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Elmer M. Zarn             

 

   CHINOOK -- Elmer M. Zarn, 79, a retired railroad worker, died of natural causes Tuesday at a Havre care center.    

   His funeral is 2 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.     

   Survivors include his wife, Aileen "Deane" Zarn of Chinook; daughters Ruth Ann Cain of Kettle Falls, Wash., and Pam Cross of Chinook; sons Rick Zarn of Kalispell and Elmer Dean Zarn and Barry Zarn of Chinook; sisters Edith Vanwagner of Kent, Wash., and Myrtle Oppeboen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.    

   He was preceded in death by an infant son and daughter  

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                    Wednesday, September 3, 2003

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Elmer Zarn

   Elmer M. Zarn, 79, died of natural causes Tuesday morn­ing, September 2. 2003. at the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday. September 5, at the Zion Lu­theran Church in Chinook. A complete obituary will follow in next weeks paper. Edwards Fu­neral Home is in charge of ar­rangement’s.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, September 10, 2003

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   Elmer M. Zarn. 79. died of natural causes on Tuesday. September 2. 2003. at the Northern Montana Care Center in Havre. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 5, in the Zion Lu­theran Church in Chinook. Ar­rangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

   Elmer was born on March 1 7. 1921. in Fargo. ND to Walter and Margit (Thorson) Zarn. He was raised on a farm near Watford City, ND by his stepfather. John Rogness, along with his two sisters, one brother. and sever stephrothers and stepsisters. In 1942 he came to Chinook with it friend who had relatives living here.

   On April 16. 1945 Elmer married Aileen Gorman in Chi­nook. He worked in the ship­yards at Tacoma, WA, on oil rigs, at an oil refinery and he also did farm work. He went to work for the Great Northern Rail­road, and when he retired on May 31, 1985 he had worked for the railroad for more than 30 years.

   Through the years Elmer also held numerous “second’ jobs, such as working for Frank Pehrson at his service station, carrying mail for Willie Pyette, and installing house siding on his own time. He also enjoyed hunting. boating, and fishing. His greatest joy was helping anyone who could use a willing hand.

   Survivors include his wife Aileen (Deane) Zarn of Chinook; two daughters, Ruth Ann (Larry) Cain of Kettle Falls, WA and Pam (Bob) Cross of Chinook; three sons, Rick (Tammy) Zarn of Kalispell, Elmer Dean (Karla) Zarn and Barry Zarn of Chinook; two sisters, Edith Vanwagner of Kent, WA and Myrtle Oppeboen of Colorado Springs, CO; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather; one brother, Alvin; six of his seven stepbrothers and sisters; plus an infant son and daughter.

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