Ethel Yantes Aamot

June 16, 1928-Dec. 29, 2017

Ethel Yantes Aamot, 89,

Salina, Kansas and form-

erly of Minot, North Dako-

ta, passed away on Friday,

Dec. 29, 2017, at Salina

Regional Hospital.

Ethel Kathleen was

born June 16, 1928, to

Lloyd & Pauline (Bishop)

Meyers of Agate, ND, and

attended Bisbee schools.

She married Samuel F.

Yantes from Union, Iowa,

in a Military wedding at

Camp Clairbourne, LA, as

Sam served in France dur-

ing WWII.

They began their life to-

gether on a farm near Bis-

bee, then moved to Lang-

don in 1960 where they

owned and operated

Yantes Case Implement

Company. Ethel excelled

as a mother and Christian

role model for her seven

children. Later, Ethel

secured a clerical typist

position at the Selective

Service Office.

In 1967, the Yantes

family sold the implement

and moved to Minot, ND.

Both Ethel & Sam were

very active in the Moose

Lodge, where she was ac-

countant. A Women of

the Moose member, Ethel

served as Jr. & Sr. Re-

gents, Jr. Graduate Regent,

and earned a College of

Regents Degree (1969). In

1971, she was appointed

to serve the Dakotas as

Deputy Grand Regent. In

1980, Ethel was the

second person from ND to

ever be appointed to the

International Grand Coun-

cil. She traveled exten-

sively for the Internation-

al Office of the Moose. In

1990, Mrs. Yantes was ap-

pointed Mooseheart Ad-

missions Rep for the

Dakotas and continued in

that capacity for 15 years

before retiring (2009). In

1995, Sam passed away;

in 2000, Ethel married Or-

vin Aamot of Minot, who

passed away in 2014.

Ethel’s volunteer ser-

vice included 21 years as

Hospital Volunteer for St.

Joseph & Trinity Hospi-

tals. She served as Eagles

Auxiliary President, 4

years as Dakota Musician,

was active in Anna Circle

at Christ Lutheran

Church, the Secretaries of

America, and the Trinity

Auxiliary. She was adept

at writing and directing

skits for groups. Ethel had

a zest for life and ener-

gized those around her.

Ethel’s love was her

family and she treasured

the countless family

get-togethers. Gathering

around the piano to sing

hymns became a beloved

ritual, as did gameplay

and lots of hugs!

Survivors include sons,

Kenneth of Devils Lake,

ND, Dean (Bonnie) of

Grafton, ND, and Lloyd

(Deb) of Minot; daughters,

Jane Botz (Brad), Jean

Sedo (Phil),Salina, KS,

Faye Primeau (Jon) and

Virginia Yantes, both of

Minot, 15 grandchildren,

24 great grandchildren

and 9 great-great


Ethel was preceded in

death by: husbands Sam

Yantes and Orvin Aamot,

daughter-in-laws Darleen

and Nela and a grandson,

Shannon Botz.

Celebration of Ethel’s

Life: 11:00 a.m. Saturday,

January 6, 2018, at Christ

Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot, ND

Visitation: Friday,

January 5, 2018, from 4:00

p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

In lieu of flowers, the

family requests that

memorials be sent to

Christ Lutheran Church or

to the Minot Moose


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