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PAGE 2 THE PRESS JANUARY 19,2011 Gertrude A. "Trudy" Cicha Gertrude A, "Trudy" Cicha, age 82 of Park River, ND' passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at her home in Park River with her family at her side. Gertrude Angeline "Trudy" Cicha was born at Lankin, ND on March 11, 1928 to Mary Rose (MacDonald) and Albert Herda. She was educated in Lankin and married Jerome Cicha on October 30, 1946 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lankin. The couple moved to Park River in 1947. Trudy was a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Altar Society, the American Legion Auxiliary and the First Rosemary (Mark) Veum, Fort Collins, CO; Joe (Karen), Mandan, ND; Greg (Rochelle), Farley, MO; Helen (Tim) Wilberding, Apple Valley, MN; and Mike (Yerri), Iowa City, IA; Grandchildren: Christine Cicha, Jared (Lisa) . Mountain, Jessica (Steve) Sisson, Aimee (Joe) Fehrenbach, Denise Flaten, Ben Efron, Chris and Chelsea Cicha, Nick, Pat and Tim Thompson, JoAnna (Jeremy) Ness, Marissa, Eric and Josh Veum, John, David and Emily Cicha, Daniel and Andrew Cicha, Gina Durgin, Zachary and Victoria Cicha; six ' Care Health Center Auxiliary. She great grandchildren: Alex and Erin was also a member of the Valley Mountain, Ethan and Ava Sisson, Czech Singers and Park River 'Noah and Allie0 Fehrenbach; Community Choir. She was an incredibly loving and supportive wife and mother and very active community member. She had a strong and trusting faith and attended daily Mass as much as she was able. After Mass she loved to have coffee and laugh with her "Morning Glories" friends. She also loved birds, babies, jumble puzzles, rummage sales, music - especially her favorite polka CDs and Christmas Carols- -and sending and receiving mail. Her family (and fortunate others) all will remember her pot roast, roast pork and dumplings, poppy seed rolls, divinity, chokecherry jelly and apple cake. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry, of 59 years, baby daughter Mary Rose, her parents, and brothers: Matthew, Edward, Albert and Peter. She is survived by her children: David (Beth), Overland Park, KS; Vicky (Tom) Larson, Minneapolis, MN; Terri (Glenn) Flaten, Cedar Rapids, IA; Bernadette (Phil) Efron, Annandale, MN; Jerry (Cheryl), Fargo, ND; Julie (Brian) Thompson, Park River, ND; Siblings: James (Joyce)Herda, Minot, ND; Frances Vasicek, Grand Forks, ND; Marian Anderson, Lake Havasu City, AZ, Betty Ulberg, Plymouth, MN; Rosalie (Don) Wissbrod, Renton, WA; Joan (Jack) Babinski, Carry Wood, ID; sisters-in-law: Mafia Herda, Grand Forks, ND; Ella Herda, Mandan, ND; Angie Burger, Park River, ND; brothers- in-law: Sylvester (Chieko) Cicha, Seattle, WA; Emmanuel (Donna) Cicha, Grafton, ND. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Her gentle spirit and unconditional love will be greatly missed. She ended her 2010 Christmas letter with: "It"s been a wonderful ride." Mass of Christian Burial was held January 13, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church of Park River, ND. Her grandchildren were honorary bearers. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery, Park River, ND. An online guestbook is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Wa,t t'o se,d a speoial thank you ! / t I t? or reoogl lZe soa eol e who amrves IT, Put a card of thanks"m The Press, Oall Ida G. Henschel Ida G. Henschel, age 85, resident of Petersburg, ND, died Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood, ND. Ida Georgia Pecka was born October 23, 1925 near Lawton, ND, the dat/ghter of Frank and Mary (Pic) Pecka. She was raised on her parent's farm in Walsh County and attended school in the area. She helped on the farm until 1943 when she moved with her family to Grand Forks. Shortly thereafter, Ida moved to Chicago, IL, where she worked at the Buick Aircraft factory tearing down of plants and flowers. She was also very passionate about animals, and never allowed a stray animal to go hungry or without care. Ida always had a twinkle in her eye and a kind word for everyone she met. She believed in sharing what she had with those who needed it more. No one ever went without a cookie when she was around. Ida was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in East Grand Forks, MN, for 31 years, and had received a 50-year pin from the ZCBJ Kosobud Lodge #106, currently meeting in Lankin. aircraft engines during World War Ida is survived by a son, Dan II. She later moved back to Grand (Karen) of Fort Myers, FL; a Forks and became a Licensed daughter, Eileen of Petersburg, Cosmetologist for Trepanier's Drugstore. Ida married Herman Henschel on June 24, 1955 at Crookston, MN. They continued living in Grand Forks where they raised a family and both worked for many years until they retired in 1986 and moved to Pctcrsburg. Herman died April 7, 2000. : Ida traveled to many different states in her lifetime, and more than once enjoyed visiting Disneyworld with her family. She took a European vacation to ND; a brother, Larry (Jane) Pecka, Sr. of Jamestown, ND; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and her precious pets. She will be deeply missed by them all. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Eman; her parents, Frank and Mary Pecka; Bud her husband, Herman. Ida's funeral service was held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota, ND, on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Officiating will be Chaplain Dean Lyste. The France, Switzerland, Belgium, and, organist will be Karen Fowler. Germany, and thought the Black Interment was at Memorial Park Forest was one of the most Cemetery, Grand Forks, following beautiful places she'd ever seen. the funeral. Casketbearers were At home, Ida loved gardening, and ~ Larry Pecka Jr Troy Kelly, Steve her yard was a summer showplace i Pecka, and Chad Pecka. How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which automatically d els the Lifeline Response Center. Trained PerSonal Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent information will contact you immediately to see what help you need. Even if you can't answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right away and will follow-up to ensure hat help did arrive and you are being cared for. tI~'A~--[~O,~OO~, IF YOUAREATRISKCALL "r" /4 11, q .a,at2tan aaa.711 s l -I-oh via ~ ~ Ov-,t~y" ParkRiver &.aLI IL.LL i LIL PAIr[ RFVI~I~ Good Samaritan Campus '/ I Crystal A. Crystal A. Chepulis, 84 of Park River, formerly of Churchs Ferry, ND died on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the Park River Hospital. ~t aPn?rk ~sed' away on l~ember 22, 2000. Crystal continued to make ;~ lhu'k- .River her "-horhe until her Funeral Services '" death. Crystal was for Crystal were held a member of Zion on January 17, 2011 Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. at Zion and the Ladies Aid. Lutheran Church, Crystal was a Churchs Ferry, ND devoted wife and with Rev. Jeff mother who cared Johnson officiating, for her family in so Music will be provided by Mary many ways. She loved to bake Dawn Soruln, soloist and Doris and do needlework and share Michaels, organist. Burial will be those special treasures with her in the spring in the Leeds family and friends. And there was Cemetery. nothing better than a good A time of sharing and prayer conversation with family, friends was held on Sunday, January 16 at and neighbors. Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Crystal is survived by her two Park River. Music was provided loving daughters, Elnore Christine by Darla Sheldon, pianist and Joel "Noanie" and her husband, Dan L. and Lorrie Hylden, vocalists. Kelly of Grand Forks and Verna Crystal A. Johnson was born to Ann "Vernie" and her husband, Christian H. Johnson and Agnes Glen A. Wharam of Park River; Monson Johnson on December grandchildren, Jess (Brenda) 28, 1926 at Leeds, North Dakota. Kelly, Andrea (Eric) Kelly- Crystal was baptized at the Leeds Opland, Jack Kelly, James Kelly; Lutheran Church and was Jayse (Beth) Wharam, Chris confirmed at Antiochia Lutheran (Julie) Wharam and Ashley Chmt3t, rurat c;nurcns terry. She (Dylan) Wharam-Miller; went to school at Leeds country seventeen great grandchildren; school and also attended school in sisters-in-law Judy Johnson of Penn, ND. Mesa, Arizona and Marion Crystal was united in marriage Chepulis of Fargo, ND. to Stanley V. Chepulis on October Crystal was preceded in death 28, 1943 at Cando, ND. Crystal by her parents; step-father, Tore and Stanley fanned side by side in Rekkedal and brother Donald L. the Churchs Ferry area for over 50 Johnson. years. They celebrated their Friends may sign the online Golden Wedding Anniversary at register book and share memories Zion Lutheran Church in 1993, of Crystal at www.gilbertson retired from farming in 1996 and funeralhome.com PEMBINA HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH Thurs. Jan. 20" 2 p.m. Borg Worship Sun. Jan. 23:9:30 a.m.Vikur. 9:15 a.m. Trinity 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Tue. Jan. 25:2:30 p.m. Bible Study at Borg TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, EDINBURG Sun. Jan. 3:9:15 a.m. Worship 10:20 a.m. Sunday School. Tues. Jan. 2& 9:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study. Wed. Jan. 26:7:30 a.m. Men's Bible Brk ST JOHN'S NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, PISEK Sat.Jan. 22:7 p.m. Evening Mass ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, LANKIN Sun.Jan. 23:11:30 a.m. Morning Mass ST'S PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, BECHYNE Sun.Jan. 23: No Mass ST. PATRICK"s CATHOUC CHURCH, CRYSTAL Sunday Mass: 8:00 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 SAVlOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sun. Jan. 23:9 a.m. Sunday School/Adult Study/Coffee 10 a.m. Worship Wed. Jan. 26: Choirs & Confirmations as usual 5 p.m. 5th & 6th gr. worship ZION & SOUTH TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCHES Sun. Jan. 23:11:00 a.m. Worship at Zion 10:00 a.m. Sun. School at Zion Worship South Trinity 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, Veseleyville 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 Sun. 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