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PAGE 2. THE PRESS JANUARY 18, 2012 7-he What is your favorite thing to do in the winter? Marvin Montgomery, age 56 of Manhattan, died Wednesday, December 21 st due to a long car- diac illness and complications of cardiac surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital. Marvin Montgomery Jr. was born June 28th 1955 at Beau- mont, Texas, the son of Marvin and Leola (Joseph) Montgomery. He attended Charleton-Pollard High School in Beaumont and graduated from Lamar Univer- sity with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Business Adminis- tration. He worked for many Marvin Montgomery years in the televi- sion new business starting out at local stations in Beau- mont, WJZ in Balti- more and then WABC and CBS Newspath here in New York City. He was currently a flee- lance writer. Marvin married Lisa Miller on April 2nd 1997 in Nassau, Bahamas. Survivors include his wife Lisa Miller Montgomery of Manhattan; mother Leola Joseph Mont- gomery of Beau- mont, Texas; sis- ters Brenda Buxie and Karen (Ray) Mayfieid of Beau- mont; and Chris- tine (Mike) White of Conroe, Texas; mother and father- in-law Robert and Rose Lynne Miller of Fordville, North Dakota; sis- ter-in-law Roberta (Gene) Francis of Fordville, brother-in-law Philip (Marilyn) Miller of Devils Lake, North Dakota, and sister- in-law Joan O'Hara (Ian) Miller of Park River, North Dakota. Many close nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins survive. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father and brother- in-law. Marvin was a writer, traveler, music lover and avid reader. He loved art and history and never stopped researching. Samantha Houser, age 8 Parents: Kelly and Kathy House Park River "Ice skate." Maison Munoz, age 9 Parents: Laura Munoz Park River "Sledding." Amanda Thompson, age 8 Parents: Tom and Angela Thompson Park River "Ice skating." Hanna Peotter, age 9 Parents: Ruby Kadlec and Ross Kadlec Park River "Ice skate." Dr. Phyllis E. Cowger Dr. Phyllis E. Cowger, age 96 of Park River, ND passed away Thurs- day, January 12, 2012 at Valley 4000, Woodside Village in Grand Forks. Phyllis E. Weber was born October 28, 1915 in Cook County, I1, the daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn (Murphy) Weber. She grew up and attended sclool in Chicago, graduating Slma Cum Laude from the Natimal College of Chiropractic in Chicago, IL. She was united in marriage to Dr. William Evan Cowger in 1934 in Waukegan, IL. The couple then moved to Grand Forks where they lived for a year before moving to Park River in 1937. They owned and operated the Cowger Chiroprac- tic Clinic. The couple raised their thirteen children in Park River. Dr. W.E. passed away Septem- ber 17, 1962 and Phyllis oper- ated the family business until her retirement in 1987. Phyllis made, .,hgr home in Park River gntil sl’, moved to Valley Elder Care in 2007. Phyllis was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Al- tar Society in Park River, an or- ganist for 40 years, Girl Scout leader, member of the ND Chi- ropractic Association for over 50 years, member of the NDCA board of directors for 20 years, president in 1981 of NDCA, and band booster organizer and pres- ident in the 60's. Phyllis is survived her chil- dren: Roberta Allen, Park River, ND; Richard (Za- undra) Cowger, Nisswa, MN; Mary (Jorgen) Dahl, Golden Val- ley, MN; Audrey (Orville) Wilhelm, Bottineau, ND; Jane Cowger, Fargo, ND; Ruth (Bob) Hagel, Fargo, ND; Patri- cia Sexton, Seat- tle, WA; Joan Cowger, Grand Forks, ND; John (Lynette) Cowger, Grand Forks, ND; Bob (Judy) Cowger, Grand Forks, ND; Mark (Deb) Cowger, East Grand Forks, MN, 27 grandchil- dren, 27 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, sons: William Lane and William Thadd, brother Edmund Weber, and sister Loyola Audrey Weber. A mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, January 16, 2012 at 10:00A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Park River. Visitation was Sunday from 3-5 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River with a prayer service at 4:30 P.M. Inter- ment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers me- morials can be made to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Chicago, I1, and St. Gianna's Ma- ternity Home, Warsaw. An online guestbook is avail- able at www.tollefson The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. I H.veare-qybig thank yOU?Walsh County Press 284-6333 ] l.illian Inez Troftgruben Lillian Inez Trofl- gruben, age 92, for- merly of Edinburg, ND passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River. Lillian Inez Bakken was born June 29, 1919 at the Bakken Farmstead in Dewey Township, Southwest of Fairdale, the daugh- ter of the late Andrew and Thora (Dahl) Bakken. They immigrated from Nord Odal, Norway. She grew up on the family farm and attended Dewey school. She was united in marriage to Harold Troftgruben on March 17, 1940 at the parsonage in Edinburg. They were blessed with 70 years of marriage. The couple lived and farmed in Tiber Township until they moved into an apartment in Edinburg. Lillian was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of Odalen and Trinity Lutheran Churches in Edinburg. She was actively involved in the Trinity Choir, Ladies Aid (ALCW), Bible Camp lutefisk & lefse dinners, VBS, served as Sunday School Teacher and nu- merous church activities. She en- joyed quilting, bowling, hospital visitations and traveling through- out the U.S. visiting family and friends. Lillian is survived by her three sons: Hartley (Vonnie), Eugene, OR; Charles (Sharon), Fargo, ND and Peoria, AZ; Irvin (Marilyn), Grand Forks, ND; one daughter: Faye (Fred) Kohlmeyer, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; eleven grandchildren: Sheri Troft- gruben, Philo- math, OR: Troy Troftgruben, Lake Oswego, OR; Shelley Jenniges & Darby Troft- gruben, Fargo, ND; Dan Troft- gruben & Shanon Rath, Peoria, AZ; Ryan Steinolfson, Jupiter, FL; Corey Troftgruben, Spokane, WA; Tami Votava, East Grand Forks, MN; Brian Troft- gruben, Edinburg, ND; Bradley Troftgruben, Newcastle, WY; four step-grandchildren: Carol Riley, Stone Mountain, CA; Di- ane Kohlmeyer, CliffKohlmeyer and Clay Kohlmeyer all of Florida, 23 great grandchildren, five step great grandchildren , one great great grandchild and one step great great grandchild. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold, brothers: Arnold and Lloyd Bakken and sisters: Anna Westby, Mabel Hang and Dag- Hey Haug. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church ofEdinburg, ND. Visita- tion was Monday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg. Interment will be at OLlen Lutheran Cemetery, ru- ridinburg. In lieu of flowers tllmily would prefer memori- als to Odalen Lutheran Cemetery. An online guestbook is avail- able at: www.tollefson The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of the arrangements. PEMBINA HILLS LUTHERAN, MOUNTAIN; TRINITY LUTHEIN, EDINBURG Sun.: 9:15 Trinity, 10:30 Vikur Tue.: 2:30 p.m. Bible Study at Borg, 9:30 Women's Bible Study at Trinity ST JOHN'S NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, PISEK Sat:5 p.m. evening Mass ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, LANKIN Sun.: 8:30 a.m. morning Mass STS. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, BECHYNE Sun: ! 0:30 a.m. morning Mass ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, CRYSTAL Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. • Thursday: 7 a.m. ST. BRIGID OF IRELAND CATHOUC CHURCH, CAVALIER Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. • Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m. • Monday& Friday: 7 a.m. • Wednesday:. 6:00 p.m. OUR SAVIOUR'S LIq'HERAN CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sun.: 9:00 a.m. Service SundayAdult Study/Coffee, 10 a.m.Worship/Senior Choir ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH Sunday.: 9:30 a.m. Morning worship, 10:30 Sunday School ST. MARY'S CHURCH Saturday: 9:30 a.m. Good Sam. Center • 5 p.m. St. Mary's, Park River Sunday: 8 a.m. St. Luke's, Veseleyvilte • 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River FEDERATED CHURCH Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) • 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River) • 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) • Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. Confirmation VICTORY FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sunday: 11 a.m.Worship, Sunday School 45a.m. for all ages 3-adult • Wed: 9 a.m. Men's Bible Study, WinGS 7:00 p.m.,Youth Bible Study 7:00p.m. GRACE FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH, EDINBURG Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services / 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sunday: 9i30 a.m. worship • 10:30 a.m. Fellowship • Sunday School • Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. prayer service 11 a.m. SEND IN YOUR BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR I._rl.IG(3oL!. . CHURCH'S SCHEDULE $20. O0 A MONTH/ $20. O0 A MONTH/ .f-'-4 ;a...ral2. tan FAX 284-6091 (..._.,1 Oc,'et3. 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Pub. No. 665320) is published weekly on Wednesdays for $34.00 per year in Walsh County, $38.00 for out of county, $42.()0 per year tbr the rest of North Dakota and out of state, from The Press building, Park River, North Dakota. Please allow 3 weeks to start new subscriptions or change of address (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 665-320) Perioci p0tage paid at Park Rk, er, N.D., and ado nling office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Walsh County Press, P.O. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270. Nordmark Publishing Publisher 11 1st Ave. NE, Rolla, ND 58367 Allison Olimb Editor-in Chief Terra Linn Office Manager Larry Biri Freelance Photographer Heidi Restemayer Ad Rep. Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediateb,. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the fast day of insertion. The Walsh County Press will offer a free reprint in the event of an internal error. BUSINESS HOURS The Walsh County. Press is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 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