Posted 6/15/11 (Wed)
Carolyn (Landes) Oliver, 69, of Williston, N.D., formerly of Watford City, N.D., and Baltimore, Md., died at the Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home in Williston, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Her funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 13, 2011, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Williston. Rev. Christopher Raiford officiated, and interment took place at 3:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon at the Schafer Cemetery in Watford City.
Carolyn May Landes was born in Williston, on May 26, 1942, to Edward F. and Mary (Wilke) Landes.
Carolyn graduated from Watford City High School in 1960. After graduation, she attended Business College in Fargo, N.D.
Carolyn entered the Army in 1962, and received an Honorable Discharge in 1966. While serving our country, she was a stenographer and also trained in emergency medical care. She served in Germany during the Vietnam Conflict. While in Germany, she visited her Uncle Floyd and Aunt Hilde Wilke. Carolyn recieved a Certificate of Achievement for "outstanding and meritorious service to the United States." She received a $25 cash award, which she planned to spend while in Paris.
After her discharge, she returned to the United States, and settled in Baltimore, where she pursued a career in banking. After retiring from banking, Carolyn moved to Williston, where she resided until her death. Carolyn was baptized, raised and confirmed in the Lutheran faith as a Child of God. She was an active member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church.
In May of 2011, Carolyn was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Carolyn is survived by her siblings, Edele Hellman, Minneapolis, Minn.; Patricia Day, Williston; Myron Landes, Sheridan, Wyo.; Carl (Augusta) Landes, San Antonio, Texas; Charlotte Ann Whisler, Calif.; Edward (Darlene) Landes, Great Falls, Mont.; Phyllis Fink, Plentywood, Mont.; and Janice S. Brown, Williston; a maternal aunt, and numerous cousins.
Her loved ones will miss her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mary Landes; her brothers, John and Sonny; and grandparents, Garvey and Sadie Ehler.
Friends are welcome to visit www.eversonfh.com to share memories of Carolyn or leave condolences for her family.