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Page 2 Glen Symons Glen Symons, 67, of Langdon, ND passed away Satur- day, January 17th, 2015 at the VA Hos- pital in Fargo, ND. Glen George Symons was born May 13, 1947 to Ann and George Symons in Langdon, ND. His family at- tended Our Savior's Episcopal Church, and he participated in the Presby- terian youth activities. While grow- ing up in Langdon he was active in Boy Scouts, football, wrestling, and FFA. He graduated from Lang- don High School in 1965. Glen felt the urge to call himselfa Bison and attended North Dakota State Uni- versity. He pledged the AGR Fra- ternity but left to serve his country in the United States Coast Guard be- fore he was initiated. Glen enjoyed his time as a 'Coastie', earning the rank of Boatswain's Mate, 2nd Class, as his Cutter moved from port to port up and down the East Coast. Little did he know magic was in the air on a warm August night while on leave. He spotted a stunning brunette across the dance floor while at- tending the 'August the Deuce' celebration in Mountain. He asked Carla Cae Ellingson from Park River for what he thought would be a simple dance but instead blos- somed into eternal love (and 43 and tA years of marriage!). They ex- changed vows on June 11, 1971 in Park River. He finished his time in the service, and after graduating from NDSU with a Bachelor's in Animal Science, they moved back to the family farm in Osnabrock. Through the years Glen was very involved in the community. Early in their marriage they joined the United Lutheran Church in Langdon. He loved his church and was active to the very end, serving as Church Council President and even leading a Sunday Service. Having the opportunity to lead that service and give his homily was one of his proudest moments. He spoke of that day often. In the early years he was also known as 'The Singing Farmer' and would play for audi- ences ranging from grade school classrooms to bars to weddings. He had a special talent for connecting with his listeners, especially the lit- tle children who were drawn to his soft baritone voice and melodic acoustic guitar when he was invit- ed to play. He was the Manilla Township Supervisor, a volunteer for the Osnabrock Fire Depart- ment and a Cub Scout Leader. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie #3454 and the American Legion Post 98 in Langdon. He also joined the Independent Order of Odd Fel- lows, Crofton Lodge #3 in Devils THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, IANUARY 28, 2015 i rll| i : i Lake. Glen had a won- derful and fulfilling Masonic life. He was twice a Past Master of Lebanon Lodge #34 in Lang- don and also Tongue River Lodge #22 in Cavalier. He wasa charter member of the International Peace Garden Lodge as well as a member of Yellowstone Historic Lodge #88. He served as Grand Lecturer for the Grand Lodge of North Dakota, District Deputy Grand Master and District Deputy Grand Lecturer. He was the Chap- lain of Kem Shrine three times as well as a member of the 498r's Shrine Club, Model T's Unit and was honored as a lifetime member of the Fourth Floor Club. He was a member of the York Rite and was also awarded the great honor of 33rd Degree in the Scottish Rite. He was humbled by receiving both the King Solomon Award from the Grand Master of ND as well as the Scimitar Award from the Kem Po- tentme. Glen loved the farm where he was able to till the soil. He was a gadget guy who would buy any new contraption to tinker with. He was a devoted Husband who was always willing to make his wife happy. He was an amazing Dad continually armed with a gentle hug and a calming word. He was a sweet 'Grandpa, Grandpa, Grandpa' who bought hundreds of robber ducks for the grandchildren that he loves so much. You couldn't tear his phone or Facebook out of his hand, and he always had a 'like' to give. He was a humble member of a communi- ty that he loved with all his heart. Glen is survived by wife Carla; children: BobbY Cae Myhre, Kathy (Chadd) Larsen, Jennie Hanten, Steve (Libby) Symons; grandchil- dren: Ashly, Brittany, Jordyn, Chris, Ryland, Noah, Baby Symons; sib- lings: Joan Rosetter, Diane (Gerry) Anders, James Symons; brothers- in-law LeRoy Peterson & Pete Hunter and many nieces and nephews. Preceding himin death are his parents, sister Bette Peterson, brother-in-law Richard Rosetter, sister-in-law Carolee Hunter, a niece, and a nephew. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, January 24, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation was held Friday, Jan- uary 23rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer serv- ice and masonic service at the Unit- ed Lutheran Church in Langdon, Brooks Funeral Home of Lang- don is in charge of arrangements, www.brooksfuneralhomelang- GordonO. O00us Gordon O. Oihus, age 83 of Roseburg, OR and formerly of C_watton passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 in Roseburg, OR. Gordon Oscar Oi- hus was born March 4, 1931 in Grafton, ND the son of the late Oscar and Mary (Davis) Oihus. He attended rural school near Grafton and graduated from Grafton High School. Following his education he farmed with his father near Nash, ND. He later worked at the Nash Grain and Trading Co. in Nash. He served in the United States Army with the 3rd Armored Division, 40th Tank Battalion in Germany from 1952-1954. He was united in marriage to Leona Trudeau. Together they had four children: Kathryn, Michael, David and Barbara. He worked for the U.S. Department of State. Leona passed away in 1993. Gordon was united in marriage to Gloria (Opperud) Kansanback on July 12, 1994 in Laramie, WY. Spending their win- ter months inArizona, they lived in Minnesota, Wyoming and then Oregon. Gordon was an active member of the DAY-Arizona Deparlment, serv- ing as Chaplain, Honor Guard and Ritual Team. He loved serving in the military. He was an avid reader of history and followed the local and national news closely. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially loved to garden, planting trees and flowers. He is survived by his wife, Glo- rim, children: David (Michele) Oihus, Tempe, AZ; Barbara (Jack) Sheldon, Mesa, AZ; step-chil- dren: Renee (Brad) Schaffer, Rhonda (Tom) Dole, Glen (Jennifer) Kansan- back, five grand- children: Jack Shel- don III, Erik, Alexander, Hannah, and Lukas Oihus, step-grandchildren: Zakiel & Ash- ley Gallegos, Eric & Liesel Culver, ,Christine Kansanback, Clayson Kansanback, Caleb Schaffer, Clarah Schaffer, step-great grandchildren: Ava & Margaux Gallegos, Eliah & Arainna Culver. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, I_eona, children: Kathryn Marie and Michael Gordon, granddaughter, Marie Oihus, siblings: Joyce Bald- win, Dorothy Parkins, Norma Oi- hus and George O. Oihus. Mass of Christian Burial were held Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton. Visi- tation was held Thursday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 6:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Interment will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Grafton, ND in the spring. Military rites will be pro- vided by the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. An online guest book is available at: The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrange- ments. Death Notice JUNE ALMEN June Almen, age 87 of Park River, ND passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River. Funeral services will be held in May. The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. of the choir, Lincoln Cathedral, England For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. I Timothy 8:10 Elarene Anne Buchmiller Elarene Anne Buchmiller, 64, Minot, formerly 'of Bowdon, passed away Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Trini- ty Hospital in Minot. Her funeral will be held Saturday, January 31, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bowdon Community Center in Bowdon with a reception to follow. Elarene Buchmiller, daughter of Ronald and Irene (Olofson) Buch- miller, was born August 1, 1950 in Harvey, ND. She grew up on a farm in the Bowdon area where she be- gan her education in the Bowdon Public School and later graduated. from the Harvey Special Education Program. Upon completing her education, Elarene lived with her parents for several years before moving to Minot in 1987 where she had since resided under the supervision of the MVAW. In Minot she worked several years at the Holiday Inn, the Dakota Inn, and eventually at the Minor Vocational Workshop. Elarene enjoyed her time with her sister's and broth- er's families. She loved her many nieces and nephews and babysat them often in her ear- lier years. Elarene touched the lives of many and was a blessing to us all. Elarene is survived by her broth- er, James (Kathy) Buchmiller of ru- ral Bowdon; her sister, Darla (Claude) Sheldon of Fargo; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Online condolences may be shared at www.nelsonfuneral- s'lhowsiS wk's Front Page Life: Tanner Linstad ] a Northern he pulled in just as ne was I .... having his picture taken. The fish was released in I hpes fa b igger catch- I II i i Have a r;eaJ-ly [])rO thank yOU' I We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 GROUN DAY -SAY I LovE You ' WITH ONE \\; OUR UNIQUE GIFS AND A 0000,,,00SPECIAL HALLMARK CARD. Receive $2 off any Woodwick Candle, Reed Diffuser or iewelq #em d your choi00e with a pur&se d a Hallmark Valentine's Oq Card. ($3. 99 value or higher) Ye Olde Metric/he Center Park River 701-284-7676 Drayton Drug Drayton 701.454-3831 Hours: 9-6. Sat 9-12 Hours: M-F 8:30-5 Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg, Sunday.: 9:15 Worship at Trinity 10:30 Worship Vikur, 9:15 Sunday School Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday.: 9:15 Sunday School. 10:20 Worship Tue: 9:00 Women's Bible Study St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 10:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lanldn ( Saturday 5:00 a.m. Sis. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Pack's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday: 5:30 p.m., Thursday: 7 a.m. St. Bdgid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m., Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m., Monday & Friday: 7 a.m. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Pad( River Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10 a.m. Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoopie Sunday School stating at 9 AM. Church services at 10AM SL 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, VeseleyviUe 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) Apostolic Faith Church, Park River Services at the Park River City Building Meeting Room on Sundays at 6pm. Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Wednesday: 6 pm Confirmation class 7pml WinGS, 7 pm Youth Bible Study, 7 pm Adult Bible Study. Sunday: 9:45a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 10:30a.m. Coffee and fellowship 11:00a,m. Worship service Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinlxirg 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. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6.'00 p.m..T-uesday: Prayer & Bible study at 7.'00 p.m. i Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship RBST UNITED ank&lnsurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton ~ 352-3668 Michigan ~ 259-2112 Hoople ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West Park River 284-6086 Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay Thompson/Dwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955 Hwy lZEast. Park River BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR " $20. O0 A MONTH! CALL THE PRESS 84-6888 TODtlY/ 301 Co. Rd 12B Park River Ph. 284-7115 Fax 284-7117 Ye Olde Medicine Center o * * * , 10 % Senior Discounts FREE Mail Out Service UPS Kodak Kiosk FREE Blood Pressure Checks Hwy. 17 West* Park River 284-7676 AGASSIZ ANIMAL HOSPITAL *Complete Medical Services/ Surgical Services *Boarding *Grooming *Pet supplies Daniel J. Koenig, DVM 284-6688 COUNTY RE 403 Briggs Ave. So., P.O. Box 49, Park River, N.D. 58270 Phone: (701) 284-6333. FAX: (701) 284-6091 E-mail: The Walsh County Press, Inc. (U.S.ES. Pub. No. 665320) is published weekly on Wednesdays for $34.00 per year in Walsh County, $38.00 for out of county, $42.00 per year for 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) I PpaidaiParkRiver;N.D.,andadditionaJmai[goffice POSTMASTER: Send I address changes to The Walsh County Press, P.O. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270. Nordmark Publishing Publisher 140 Viking Dr., Rugby, ND 58368 Allison Ofimb Editor-in Chief Brook Dahlgren Office Manager Larry Biri Freelance Photographer Kellen Dobmeier Staff Writer Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediately. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the first day of insertion. The Walsh County Press will offer a free reprint in the event of an internal error. 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