My aunt, Doris Halliday Krentz, passed away early this morning at the Parkside Lutheran Home in Lisbon, North Dakota, on what would have been the 67th anniversary of her marriage to Melvin Herman Krentz.
The daughter of Elizabeth Hanna and Charles Halliday, Doris was born December 15, 1915 in Lisbon , North Dakota. She and Melvin were married in 1939 at home, the same Lisbon home in which Doris lived almost her entire life. They had five children (their firstborn son lived only two days). Melvin died in 2001.
The Ransom County Gazette Online, December 4, 2006:
Doris H. Krentz
Funeral services for Doris H. Krentz, 90, Lisbon, were held on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at the United Methodist Church, Lisbon. Mrs. Krentz died Thursday, Nov. 23 at Parkside Lutheran Home, Lisbon.
Doris H. Halliday, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Hanna) Halliday, was born December 15, 1915 at Lisbon. She graduated from Lisbon High School and attended the University of North Dakota and Minnesota State University.
On November 23, 1939, she married Melvin Krentz at rural Lisbon. Doris taught school in rural Ransom County. She worked part-time at the Ransom County treasurer’s and auditor’s offices. She was also appointed superintendent of schools for three years. She was organist for the United Methodist Church for many years.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Beth (Larry) Lee, Stacy, MN, and Deborah (LeMont) Kempel, Wyoming, MN; two sons, James Krentz and John Krentz, both of Lisbon; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin; infant son, Melvin Charles; one sister, and one brother.
Pallbearers for the funeral were Randy Faller, Kevin Faller, Leon Shank, Gary Martin, Argil Krentz, and Don Smith. Honorary pallbearers were all her nephews and nieces. Music was provided by organist Mary Jo Smith and soloist Joan Montgomery. Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon. Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements.