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1 PAGE 2 THE PRESS JANUARY 23, 2013 Jerome L. " Jerome L. Brace "Jerry", 69 of West Branch, MI surren- dered all to Jesus on January 12 at Bay City Regional Med- ical Center, Bay City, MI. Jerry was the youngest child born to Robert and Hazel (Hanson) Bruce on October 24, 1943 in Park River, ND. Jerry and his sib- lings learned to work hard on their family farm. He grad- uated from Walsh County Agri- cultural School in 1961 the same year he first met his first wife, Mar- garet Conlon. Jerry served as a me- chanic in the 3rd Armored Division stationed in Germany. He returned to North Dakota and graduated from University of North Dakota and received a teaching certificate : from Mayville State College. Shortly before graduation, Jer- ry was united in marriage to Mar- garet in 1966 at St. John the Evan- gelist Catholic Church in Grafion, ND. They lived in Grand Forks, Alamo, Park River, Lankin and Graffon, ND. Jerry and Margaret had four children; Brian, John, Paul and Marjery all raised prima- Bruce cipal, a mechanic at A& H Industries and a assembly shop foreman at Harriston Industries. His most recent job before re- tiring was a substi- tute teacher in the West Branch area schools. Outside of work he had various in- terests including reading, family, fish- ing, traveling, fami- ly and football. He never stopped learning and sharing what he knew. Jerry moved to Michigan, the earthly home of his heart. Michi- gan and retirement offered him the ability to focus on his interests or a well deserved nap, whichever he preferred. On July 7, 2007 he committed to spend the rest of his life with his wife Sylvia Speas. Along with their Seotties, Cutty and Duffy, they set on many adventures. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret and son Brian. Jerry is survived by John, Vhginia Beach, VA; Paul, Crook- ston, MN; Marjery (Mare) Baetsch, West Fargo, ND; Sylvia Speas, West Branch, MI; brother David Bruce, Park River, ND; Leona rily in Graflon. While in Graflon Ratliff; Milwaukee, WI, many he was a member of the volunteer cousins, nephews, nieces, extend- fire department, a Cub Scout leader ed family and friends. and a member of the American le- gion Marching Band. Jerry worked extremely hard to support his fam- ily. He had the strength, intelli- gence, integrity and ability to do anything he applied himself. He worked as a teacher, a school prin- A memorial service will take place in the summer in North Dakota. Memorials may be sent to Steuemol & McLaren Funeral Home who is in charge of the arrangements. Helen Mae Helen Mae Arlene Laaveg, age 91 of Park River passed away Saturday, Jan- uary 12, 2013 at the First Care Health Center of Park River. Helen Mae Arlene Klungness was born May 29, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of the late Halvor and Rose (Markholt) Klung- ness. She spent her childhood in Dundee Township, Edinburg and Grafton. She graduated from the Walsh County Agri- cultural School, Park River in 1938. She then graduated and received her diplo- ma from Deaconess Hospital in 1942. After she received her R.N Helen joined the Navy Nurse Corp. She Arlene Laaveg the church and helped with devo- tions. She was a member of the Bosh-Ryba Ameri- can Legion post #157. Helen is sur- vived by her chil- dren: Kathy Me- Cue, Grand Forks, ND; David Laaveg, Park River, ND; Mary (Kent) Ral- ston, Dahlen, ND; served from 1942-1946 at the San Diego Naval Hospital. Helen was united in marriage to Joseph Laaveg September 1, 1947 at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Ed- inburg. The couple lived and daughter-in-law: Sharon Laaveg, Park River, ND; eight grandchil- dren: Scott (Darla) Laaveg, Steven (Teresa) Laaveg, Blaine (Kayla) Laaveg, Amy (Pat) McCue-Cottrill, Shelly McCue, Josh, Tressta and Katelyn Ralston and six great grand- children. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was the last survivor of her immediate family. She was pre- ceded in death by her husband Joe Laaveg, son-in-law Patrick Me- Cue, parents, brother Harris farmed in Vernon Township until Klungness, brothers and sisters- 1984 when they moved into Park in-law: Willie (Josephine) Laaveg, River. Helen startedworking for Oscar (V.) Laaveg and Linnea the Lutheran Sunset Home in (Jack) McCaffrey. 1965. In July 1976 she began working for the Park River Good Samaritan Center, retiring in 1992. Joseph died January 14, 2005. In 2009 Helen was able to participate with the Honor Flight. In January 2011 Helen moved to the Good Samaritan Apartments, where she resided until the time of her death. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River. Visitation was Tuesday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. An online guestbook is avail- able at www.tollefsonfuneral- Norman G. Norman G. Graber, 75 of Park River, ND passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 at First Care Health Center of Park River. Norman G. Graber was born September 6, 1937 near Alsen, ND the son of the late Paul and Kathryn (Rohn) Graber. He graduated from Alsen High School. He was Norman in saa'- vived by his wife Dorothy, Park River, ND; son: Mich ael (Valarie Bogert), Park River, ND; brothers: Dick(Let- tie) Graber, Min- neapolis, IV[N; Harold (Nancy) Grager, Medford, OR; sister-in-law; Connie Graber, De- trait Lakes, IV[N. Several nieces amd baptized in the Swiss nephews als0 s ur- Mennonite Church in Alsen. Fol- vive. He was preceded in death by lowing graduation he drove grav- his parents, an infant daughter amd el truck for the Minot Air Force brother Howard. Base. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Spenst on June 21, 1959 in Alsen. He worked at a bank in Langdon for seven years. In 1967 he took a job at Polar Communi- cations in Park River, ND as an ac- countant He retired in 1998 after 31 years of service. Norman loved people, especial- ly the ones around the table of knowledge in the downtown cafr. In his earlier years he loved to hunt duck, geese and deer. He also en- joyed fishing. Memorial Services were held Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Swiss Mennonite Church inAlsen, ND. Visitation was Thursday from 5:30-7:00 PM with a prayer serv- ice at 7:00 PM at the Tollefs0n Fu- neral Home of Park River. Interment will be at the Alsen Cemetery. An online guest book is available at: The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Janie M. Capp, age 66 of Lankin, ND passed away on Sun- day, January 20, 2013 at Sanford Medical Center of Fargo. Janie Maureen Borgeson was born October 2, 1946 in Grafton, ND the daughter of the late Maurice and Vera (Phair) Borgeson. She ND; Sharon (Rick) Lee, Graffon, ND; Anthony (Julie) Capp, Bakersfield, CA; seven gramd- children; brothers: Terry (Elsie) Borge- son, Park River, ND; Ronald (Debbie) Borgeso Willistort, ND; sisters: Bonnie (Dan) DuBois, Lankin, ND; and qetb e The Leader In Personal Response andSu) ort Services She was a member of the Our attended rural school Elizabeth Smith, in Vernon Township Kansas City, MO. Saviour's Lutheran Church, WEL- The Tollefson Funeral Home of and graduated from Several nieces and [ HIo CA, was a circle member, wentto Park River is in charge of the the Walsh County Agricultural nephews also survive. Shexvas quilting day, volunteered with arrangements. School in Park River in 1964. She preceded in death by her parents, w Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast graduated from Bemel's Hair Dress- step-father Edwin Hjelvik, son ing School in Grand Forks in 1965. Bradley, brothers-in-law: Ronald Janie was united in marriage to John Capp and Allen SInith and sister- I wilit:tl Uktgrl kit:e]ltv di,-fl,; t.|IH Lif lirlH IqP,;pq3r ,;P,Capp on.March,20, 19fi5 at St. in-la :,El ieAnn i : Joseph's Catholic Church in Lankin. Mass of hiqstim) 3uria} will be Center, Trained PcrsonaI.Rcsport 0 Associates The couple fiaade th ir}ibme near Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at who hove inotant acce to pertinent I distributed them to the disciples, and the I She worked for a beauty 10:00A.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic I information will She later worked at Jim's Super Val- Tuesday from 5-7 with a prayer immedi'-tely to see ] disciples to those sitting down; and h'kewise ] shop in Fordville forashort time. Church of Lankin. 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An online guest book is available ' ' I~" :~ ~~~ Feeding the Multitude | I,-, 4PO;,a . -v--r Janie is survived by her husband Samantan 4 " 284"71 5 Lttdtrte of47years, JohnCapp, herchil- The Tollefson Funeral FIome dren: Connie (Mark) Kava, Bar- of Park River is in charge of" the | "-" Sar.wi a Coypu': nesville, MN; Brian Capp, Lankin, arrangements. Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg. Sunday.: 9:15 a.m. Vikur Saturday Mass: 5 p.m Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m Monday & Friday: 7 9:15 a.m. Sunday School a.m Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg ,Tue: 9:30 Womens Bible Study. 10:30 a.m. Trinity 10:1.5 a.m. Sunday School St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Saturday 7:00 p.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin ( Sunday 11:30 a.m. SIs. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne No Mass St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a,m Tuesday: 5:30 p.m Thursday: 7 a.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Coffee, 10 a.m. Worship (http / Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday.: 9:30 a.m. 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, Veseleyville. 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (FordvUle) 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River). 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River ndays: Sunday School 9:45a.m. Coffee and Fellowship 10:30a Worship Service 11:00a Foundations bible study 7:00p WednesdayS:Men,s Bible Study 9:00a.m. Confirmation 600pm. WinGS 7:00p.m. Youth Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 27th Victory Annual Meeting 1:17p.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: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Awana Children's Min- istry 6:20 PM Wednesdays. Prayer & Bible study Wednesdays at 7 PM Heft Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Cadence Church Ministries, Park River ( Sunday, Feb. 10:7:30 p.m. Worship at Lyric Theatre Park River - 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan- 259-2112 Hoopla ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West Park River 284-6086 tollefsonfuneralhome, cam Farmers Union Insurance Co. Dwight Byron~Jay Thompson OFFICE: 284-6955 Mwy ParkRiver BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH/ CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 TODAY! 301 Co. 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