Lenora Wahl Vossler

Lenora Wahl Vossler
Date of Birth: August 29, 1923
Died on: August 17, 2013

Bismarck, ND-Funeral service for Lenora Wahl Vossler, 89, of Bismarck and formerly of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church at Ashley. The Rev. Sharon Korsmo will officiate.

Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home.

Lenora died August 17, 2013 at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, ND.

Lenora Luella Wahl, daughter of Salomon and Emma (Klipfel) Wahl was born August 29, 1923 on the family homestead seven miles east of Ashley. She attended country school in Jewell School District and Ashley High School, graduating with the class of 1941. Lenora taught rural school in Hoskins, Lowell and Jewell School Districts and worked as a receptionist at the McIntosh County Memorial Hospital for ten years. She was also employed as a part-time clerk at the county auditor’s office. On January 1, 1962, she and Marvin purchased the Sportsman Bar and operated it until August of 1982. They moved to Lakota, ND for Marvin’s work, returning to Ashley in 1986. In 2012 they sold their home and moved to Bismarck.

She was united in marriage to Marvin Vossler 70 years ago on August 8, 1943 in Ashley. Home and family were especially important to her. Lenora cherished time spent with her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Among Lenora’s many interests were gardening, dancing, playing cards and traveling. She was a wonderful seamstress. Her family and friends were recipients of her love of quilting and many kinds of handiwork. Lenora had a strong faith in God and was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley for 70 years where she served on the church council, was on a call committee, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, was a member of Bible Study Circle and the Women of the ELCA.

Lenora is survived by her husband, Marvin of Bismarck; her children, Dorothy Olson (Ken) of Woodbury, MN, Verna Carpenter (Rod) of Glendive, MT and Mark Vossler (Marsha) of Beavercreek, OH; two grandchildren, Melissa Olson Subtil (Gautier) and Mitchell Vossler; three great-grandchildren, Anselme, Juliette and Anna Subtil, sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents and one brother, Lawrenz preceded her in death.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Lenora’s three great-grandchildren, Anselme, Juliette and Anna Subtil, Francis Lehr and her nieces and nephews.

Casketbearers will be Cora Mueller, Monte Wahl, Bonnie Loose, Glenn Stugelmayer, Melissa Subtil and Mitchell Vossler.

The organist will be Karen Himmerich with special music by Tammy, Evan and Jayden Wahl.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church Organ Fund, PO Box 257, Ashley, ND 58413 or to the charity of your choice.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.


  1. Dorothy Dockter says:

    So sorry for your loss. Marvin, you guys were a awesome couple and a great example for the younger generation. Taking care of each other all these years. Mom always said she had the best neighbors ever when she moved to town. Thinking of you and your children and families.

  2. Joyce Kramer Little says:

    Wonderful childhood memories in Ashley come to mind playing with friends Dorothy and Verna. Over the years one loses touch only to be reminded on a solemn occasion as the loss of a mother, grandmother and more. May God grant the family strength and comfort in dealing with the loss.

  3. Steve Helfenstein and family: says:

    Sorry for your loss…….our thoughts are with you…..

  4. Faye, Vaughn and family says:

    Share the memories, treasure the memories, allow the memories to help heal during this time of loss and soon the memories will turn tears into smiles as you find comfort in knowing Lenora is at peace and watching over all of you for ever. May you feel God’s comforting arms around you as you take Lenora on her final journey.
    The Salzers

  5. Jan Rohne says:

    My first thoughts are what a great, caring couple, to others, but mostly during the “golden” years the great care and support they gave each other. There are so many memories over the past 53 years, when we became neighbors, and always having fun hanging out with Verna at their house. She did beautiful hand work of all kinds and my most recent memory of them listening to the Polk Fest on the radio which was broadcast from SD , just visiting, putting together puzzles and always going to church, if at all possible. May her great laugh and spirit continue to touch everyone. My sympathy to Marvin, Verna & Rod, Mark and Dorothy’s families.

  6. Donna Moos says:

    I remember Lenora’s delicious vegetable soup when I would stay at your house. It was always a very enjoyable time.
    May God comfort you during this sad time and the many precious memories of your wife, mother and grandmother be a blessing to you.

  7. Donna Moos says:

    I remember Lenora’s delicious vegetable soup when I would stay with Verna. It was always an enjoyable time.
    May God comfort you during this sad time and your many precious memories of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother make you smile.

  8. Ryan Helfenstein says:

    Marvin & Family, I have so many fond memories of Lenora, that infective laugh, talking about Missy & Mitch, the wonderful meals she would cook, the stories from their trips to the Corn Palace with mom & dad, fussing at Marvin for leaving dirty glass in the bar when she came to work & all the good times they had with mom & dad.
    She fought a long hard battle for many years & be assured she is at peace looking down on her wonderful family.
    May God grant you peace & comfort at this difficult time.

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