From the Divide County Journal, Crosby North Dakota
Dated Wednesday, January 2, 1963
Typed just as it appeared in the original obituary- including any/all typos.
Rites today for Floyd H. Altner
Floyd H. Altner, 58, a resident of the Noonan area nearly all his life, died in his room
at the Travelers Hotel in Noonan, Friday, Dec. 28th, He had not been feeling well of late
and had spent much of the time in his room. He was found by his cousin, Robert Wissbrod,
shortly after he died, when he went to the room to see how he was getting along. Funeral
services are being held for him this Wednesday Jan. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Bethlehem Lutheran
church at Noonan with Rev. Milford C. Parkhurst officiating. Mrs. Parkhurst will be
organist and Mrs. Morris Johnson and Mrs. Hurley Barden sing. Burial will be in Bethlehem
cemetery north of Noonan with Stakston Funeral Home of this city in charge of
arrangements. Pallbearers, all fellow employees of Baukol-Noonan were Alvin Dihle, Elmer
Gaunvik, Edgar Sandberg, Kalmer Haarstad, Harold Johnson and Vernon Barden.
Floyd H. Altner was born November 13, 1904, at Elizabeth, Minn., a son of Herman Altner
and the late Mrs. Altner. When a babe in arms, he came with his parents to the Noonan
area where they filed on a homestead southeast of town, and where he grew to manhood. He
attended the common schools of that area and came to Crosby high school where he graduated
with the class of 1924.
In 1934, he entered the employ of the Baukol-Noonan Mine and continued at this work until
about a year ago when he fell and broke a hip.
Survivors are his father, Herman Altner of Orange Calif., brother, Alan, who resides at
Glendive, Mont., and a sister Mrs. Carol Shiner of Orange Calif. Also surviving are a son
James of Jamestown and a daughter Valerie, student at Noonan high school.
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