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Pa~e 2 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 Alice Rmtan Alice Rustan, age 104, of Park River, ND passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018 at the Valley 4000, Woodside Vil- lage of Grand Forks, ND. Alice Nygard was born November 8, 1913 on the Andrew Nygard farm near Edinburg, ND, the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Thorson)Ny- gard. She was confirmed at Odalen Lutheran Church. She graduated from the Walsh County Agriculture School in 1933. She attended Mayville State Teacher's College and taught country school for ten years. A lover of music, Alice at- tended McPhail School of Music in church, teaching Sunday school and serving in various groups and organi- zations. Alice was the last surviving mem- ber of the Andrew Nygard family of 11 children. She was preceded in death by her par- ents, husband, six brothers; Amund, Ingvold, All, Johnnie, Lloyd and Clifford and four sisters; Lily, Cal- ma, Agnes and Emma. She is sur- vived by her daughter, Georgia (Tom) DeSautel, Rockton, IL and Char Brekke, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Kerry (Chris) Fellers and Greig (Debi) DeSautel and great-grandchildren: Kanyon Minneapolis and taught piano les- Fellers, Kendall Fellers, Trever De- sons to a number of students throughout the years. Alice sang in the church choir and also at various church functions. Alice was unit- ed in marriage to George Rustan of Milton, ND on June 29, 1941. George passed away on June 1, 1974. Alice worked as a book- keeper for Rustan Construction and later in the Activity Department at the Good Samaritan Center in Park River. She was a member of the Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Park River. Her faith was an important part of her life. She served as the first Dean of Women when the Park River Bible Camp opened in the late 30's. Throughout her life she was actively engaged in the Sautel and Jarrett DeSautel; sister- in-law, Martha Nygard and nu- merous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be Thurs- day, January 25, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Our Saviour's Luther- an Church of Park River. Vtsitaiton will be for one hour prior to the serv- ice at the church. Interment will be at the Memo- rial Park Cemetery of Park River. A visitation and family friend gather- mg with lunch and a time of shar- ing will follow the service. An online guestbook is available at www.tollefsonfuneralhome. com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. First Care Health Center Memorials / Honorariums as of December 3 I, 2017 IN HEHORY Bill Sirman from Gary & LeNae Askim, Roberta Charrier, Layne & Wanda Ensmde, Tim & Naomi Hurtt, Ruth Jelinek, FCHC Lab Staff, Gary & Lois Mathiason Christine Solberg from Jack & Paulette Misialek Chuck Barrie from Mark & Shari Thompson CoraShimek from Randy & Diana Hahn David CoHeRe from Grafton Drug Dr. Gerard Dahl from First United Insurance Grace Bell from Randy & Diana Hahn Lennart Almen from Lowell & Sonja Bylin Toni Monsebroten from Randy & Diana Hahn, Tim & Naomi Hurtt, Wayne & Tracy Laaveg, FCHC Lab Staff, Gary & Lois Mathiason, Bill & Deb Mckee, Ann Pohanka Sharon K. Sharon K. Thomp- son, age 61 of Park River, ND passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Shari K. Moen was .born July 19, 1956 in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Phyllis (Mc- Connachie) Moen. She graduated from Midway High School and attended Mayville State University. Shad was united in mar- riage to Mark Thompson on Octo- ber 26, 1974 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Park River. The couple made their home near Park River and started farming. She worked for Morton Buildings before spending the past 25 years as office manager with AGSCO/CPS. She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. "Grand- ma Yellow" loved to attend her grandchildren's sporting events and was an avid Sioux Fan. She loved planning and going on trips with her family and Birthday Club. Shad is survived by her husband, Mark Thompson, Park River, ND; Thorn children: Sean Thorn, Winona, MN; Sham (Aaron) Fischer, Fargo, ND; Erin (Grant) Gigstad, Fargo, ND; Dean (Katie) Thompson, Park River, ND; grand- children: Drew, Jack, Kate and Will Thompson; Meg and Thompson Fis- cher, Aniston, Beck- ett and Declan Gigstad and Trace Anderson; sister, Ruth Jelinek, Pisek' ND; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Larry Moen and nephew, Jeremiah Jelinek. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Park River. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00- 4:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 4:00 P.M. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church. Inurement will be at the Inkster Cemetery in the spring. An online guestbook is available at The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Shelby H. Shelby H. Lo - gard, age 81 of Pisek' ND, and formerly of Hoople, passed away on Thursday, Janu- ary 18, 2018 at the First Care Health Center of Park River. Shelby n. Lo - gard was born April 27, 1936 in Dundee Township, Walsh County, ND, the son of the late Helmer and Sena (Midboe) Loftsgard. He grew up in Dundee Township and at- tended the Mount View Country School. Following his education, he farmed and raised cattle, worked at Borden's in C wd ffon and later Amer- ican Crystal Sugar in Drayton, ND and East Grand Forks, MN. He was there when the first beet was sliced in Drayton. He retired from farm- ing in 2014. He was a member of the Park Center Lutheran Church of Rural Hoople. He enjoyed playing the ac- cordion, taking trips to Duluth, feed- ing deer, cats and playing rook. Shelby is survived by his sister Lynda (Ronnie) Houser, Valley City, I oftsg d ND, sister-in-law Sophie Loftsgard, Park River ND, nieces: Connie (Kei- th Glatt) Udby and Tami (Levi) Durfey, nephews: Jerry (Laurie Foseide), AI-- lan, and Gene (Ranae) Loflsgard, Scott (Georgia) and Brian (Cynthia) Udby, and Kelly (Kathy) Houser, as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews, and special friend Vickie Sehrank, Gr on, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Orvin, sister Carol (Glenn) Udby, and niece Tracy Houser. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Victory Free Lutheran Church of Park River Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Park Center Lutheran Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.eom The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Rodn y Otre Rodney Dean Of- ferdahl, 60, of Fordville, ND, died on the family farm on Saturday, Janu- ary 13, 2018. Known as 'Shorty' to his community, he was bom on March, 8, 1957, at Grafion, ND, the son of Har- vey and Clarice (Thompson) Offer- dahl, and spent his entire life on the family farm. He loved fanning. As a child he could- n't wait to drive the truck and trac' tor. He graduated from FordviUe High School in 1975. Following high school, he attended AVTI Vo- cational School in East Grand Forks, MN, and became a welder. In addition to helping on the fami- ly farm, he worked for Daniel Shirek for about ten years as a hired hand. He then built and opened his own welding shop on the family farm and did that for several years in addition to farming and raising cattle with his dad. Rodney is survived by his sister, Jilene Scherbenske (Stephen) of Kansas City, MO; one un- cle, Clayton Offer- dahl of Dickinson, ND; 3 nieces, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his par- ents, Harvey and Clarice Offerdahl. The funeral was held at 11 am Thursday, January 18, at the Fordville Lutheran Church in Fordville, ND. Visitation was at the church one hour before the fu- neral. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fordville. BAKKE FUNERAL HOME, FORDVILLE, ND Online guestbook: www.bakke- Officiating was Pastor Joel Mosier. Music selections were provided Janet Gemmill as the Soloist. Casket bearers were Leslie Winther, Harlan Boman, Randy Morstad, Rick Gemmill, Keith Gemmill, Randy Grinter, David Offerdahl and Grant Skibicki. Angeline A. Kachena Angeline A. Kachena, age 87 of Park River, ND passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton. Angeline A. Hod- ny was born June 5, 1930 in rural I.ankin, ND, the daughter of the late Joseph J. and Mary V. (Drtina) Hodny She attended rural school near Bechyne and worked on the family farm. Ange- line was united in marriage to Frank C. Kachena on June 21, 1949 in Yankton, SD; Tere- sa (David) Erickson, Grafton, ND; Jenny (Tim) McDonald, Grafton; Greg Kachena, Park Riv- er, ND; Linda (Steve) Onstad, Grand Forks, ND; 22 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; sis- ter, Marian Mayer, Grand Forks, ND. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Frank C.; son, Frank J.; daughter, Connie; two great grandchildren; sister, Delores Bechyne. The couple made their Novak and brother, Leonard Hodny. home in charon and Park River. She Mass of Christian Burial will be wo efl at Borden sPotato Plant V,Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Angie's car6, and worked at Welch's ' 10:00A.M. at the SL Mary's Catholic Caf6 and Friendship. She retired and Church ofPark River. Visitation will then took eare ofher son Frank. Her be Tuesday from 5:00- 7:00 P.M. husband Frank C. passed away April 10, 1978. Angeline continued the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park to make her home in Park .River un- River. Friends may also call at the til the time of her death, church for one hour prior to the serv- She was a member of the St. ice. Inurnment will be at the Calvary Mary's Catholic Church. Cemetery, Park River. Angeline is survived by her chil- An online guestbook is available dren: Pat (Len) Novak, Fallbrook' at CA; Debbie (Steve) Fontaine, Park The Tollefson Funeral Home of River, ND; Laurie Loetfler, Grand Park River is in charge of the Forks, ND; Ron (Deb) Kachena, arrangements. Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2:00pm Borg Worship. Sunday: 9:15am WORSHIP at Vikur, 10:30 Sunday School Tuesday: 2:30pm Bible Study at Borg Wednesday: Confirmation 4:20-5:20 Tdnity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday: 9:15 Sunday School, 10:30 Worship, annual meeting to follow. 9 a.m. Women's Bible Study at Trinity, 10:30-12:00 Grafton Pastors' Text Study. Wednesday: 4:20-5:20 p.m. Confirmation St John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday: 10:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin ( Saturday: Confession- 4:00 p.m.- Mass- 5:00 p.m. Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Boohyne Sunday: Adoration- 7:00 a.m.- Mass- 8:30 a.m. St. B id of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m Wednesday: 12 p.m Friday: 7 a.m Sacrament Of Reconciliation: Sat 3:30-4:45 p.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:00 AM Coffee Fellowship, 10:00 AM Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Church services at 9 a.m St. Mary's Catholic 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 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Children's Church Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services, 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study V' on/Free Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:45 AM Sunday School, 10:30 Coffee Fellowship, 11:00 Worship Service. Wednesday: 6:00 PM Confirmation, 7:00 Kid/Youth Group for all ages of youth, 7:00 Adult Bible Study I-loft Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 am. Worship Bethel Baplist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship Tuesday: Prayer and Bible study at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6:20 p.m. High Rains Minislry: Mountain Lutheran, Adams; Bethlehem Lutheran, Doyon; C(xxxxdB Lutheran, Edmore, La n Lutheran, Lawton; Nekoma Lutheran, Nekoma; Our Redeemer's, Fairdaie; United Lutheran, Brocket Sunday: 8 am Bethlehem/Nekoma 9:30 am United/Lawton 11 am Concordia/Mountain Our Redeemer's please worship with neighbors Concordia's Annual meeting Mountain's Annual meeting ~ tt Park River 284-7244 t ~1 ~.~'~ Adams 944-2231 = !]11 ~ Grafton 352-3668 I|IPIR.ST UNITED Michigan ~ 259-2112 Hoople ~ 894-6123 w j Bank & Insurance Crystal - 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West * Park River 284-6086 tollefsonfuneralhome, corn Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay T?ompson/Dwight Byron OFFICE. 284-6955 Mwy 17eo Park River BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH/ CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 rooAY'. 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