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Page 2 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY I I, 2015 Steven G. Pecka Tears are shed when we are ush- ered into this world and Tears are shed when we are ush- ered out. Steven G. Pecka, 76, of Con- way, ND entered into eternal life, January 20, 2015 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Steven (Steve) Pecka was born April 24, 1938 in Conway ND to Edward and Mary (Novak) Pecka. He grew to adult- hood in Conway. Steve served in the military from 1956 to 1958. After his discharge, Steve began working at various jobs. On March 11, 1960 he married the love of his life Julie (Turner) in Park River, ND. They were truly blessed with 4 loving children. Steve was a kind, caring roan who always saw the good in everyone. He.enjoyed his morning i:coffee with' his brother Tom and riding his golf cart around town. He considered Conway his home and remained there until his death. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 54 years Julie, Conway; children: Cindy (Gary) Brooks, Buxton, ND; Todd (Shun) Pecka, Minot, ND; Dale (Melanie) Pecka, Park River, ND; Tammy (Sam) Exn- er, LaMoure ND; 8 Grandchildren, 5 Step Grandchildr, 7 great-grandchildren and 6 step great-grandchildren; Siblings: Tom, Conway, ND; Eddie (Eunice) Pec- ka, Lankin, ND; Maime Lien, Con- way, ND; and Viola (Kenny) Fun- seth, Park River, ND. Several oth- er extended family as well Welcoming him into eternal life are his parents, grandparents, sisters: Shirley & Sylvia, Brother-in-Laws: Eldon & Gary and nephew Gary Pecka. Always Loved and Never For- gotten! Graveside services will he held in the spring at St. Marks Cemetery, Conway, ND. Funeral Arrange- ments entrusted to Amundson Fu- neral Home, Grand Forks, ND. Myron Hylden Myron L. Hylden, 91, of rural Park Riv- er, N.D., passed away on February 3, 2015, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. "Mike," as he was known, was bom in rural Park:River, the son of the late David and Alvina Hylden. He attended the Ramsey , Grove School and graduated in 1942 from the former Walsh County Agricul- tural School in Park River. He was baptized andlconfirmed at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church in rural Park River. After graduation, he attend- ed St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, for a time, then enlisted and served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WVII. Following his military service, he re- sumed his college education at Con- cordia College in Moorhead, Minn., ther, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by three children, Maren Heaney (Jack) of Amelia Is- land, Fla.; Martha (Bruce) Hendrick- son, of Homer, Alas- ka; and Eric (Jackie Lorentz) Hylden, of East Grand Forks, Minn. He is also survived by a brother, Don Hylden, of Park River, N.D.; also four grandchildren, Rachel Hen- drickson of Dana Point, Calif.; Eri- ka (Darin) Conner, San Marcos, Calif.; Peter Hendrickson, Homer, Alaska; and Erin Hylden, East Grand Forks, Minn.; two great- grandchildren, Landon and Xander Conner; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in from which he was graduated in death by his Wife, Anne; ason, ".1950. At Concorkli,e-ethis fu-  Michael; his parents; a brother, Du- 'ture wife, Anne"aua' Tfiey ane; and a sister, Dorothy "Dee" Were married in the suinmer of Gronhovd. 1950 and spent 51 happily married years together. Mike taught high- school English in Twin Valley, Minn., and in Grafton, N.D., for a number of years. He loved teach- ing and his many students, but his z.:ue pagsion: Was farming. He farmed near Park River his entire life .:and was Still actively involved. Mike was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, known for his kind and gentle nature, as well as his love of storytelling and humor. He was a gifted writer. A loving fa- Mike was a member of the Park River Lutheran Bible Camp Board and Post 147 of the American Le- gion in Park River. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Tollefson Funeral Home in Park River. Funeral serv- ices were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Park River at 1 p.m., Sunday, February 8. Interment will be at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Cemetery, rural Park River, at a lat- er date. E. Lorton Gerald E. LoT- ton, age 72 of Park River, ND passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Gerald Edward Lorton was born October 15, 1942 in Celina, OH the son of the late Felix and Elaine (Link) ...... Lorton. In August of 1961 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was sta- tioned in Newfoundland, Guam, Grand Forks Air Force Base and Clinton Sherman AFB, OK where he was discharged in March of 1969. On April 10, 1965 he was united in marriage to Yvonne Pe- terson at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Park River. They would have celebrated 50 years of mar- riage in April. Together they raised two children, Kim and Michael. Gerald worked for the Farmers Union Elevator in Park River for 21.5 years, as well as St. Thomas Grain and Nash Grain and Trad- ing Co. for a time. He also worked as the janitor at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and the City of Park River. Gerald was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, the Park River Volunteer Fire De- partment, Park River Jaycee's and the Paul Farup American Le- gion Post. He is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne; children: Kim (Scott) Helt, Rochester, MN and Michael (Deena) Lorton, Park River, ND; three grand- daughters that he loved with all his heart, Stephanie and Katie Helt and Frank W. Kostohds Frank W. Kos- caring man who tohris, age 88 of was alwayswilling Pisek, ND passed to lend a helping away on Thursday, hand and believed February 5, 2015 at that you should the First Care treat others as you Health Center of would want them to Park River. treat you. Frank Frank Wences- was deeply in- laus Kostohris was volved in his faith, bom August L, 1926 first at St. John's in Rushford Town- Catholic Church in Meghan Lorton. ship ofWalsh Coun- He is als0 s/Jr{x;ed "" ty, ND to James F. - ..... by his siblings: Kenneth (Linda) Lorton, Burkettsville, OH; Vic- toria (Robert) Reichard, Union City, IN; Shirley Ellenwood, Cold- water, OH. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was pre- ceded in death by his parents. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Our Saviour's Luther- an Church of Park River, ND. Vis- itation was Wednesday from 5-7 with a prayer Service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River, ND in the spring. Military rites will be provided by the Paul Farup Amer- ican Legion Post and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. An online guest book is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. This week's Front Page Life: Aggie cheer team member Alaina Orstad is all smiles as she looks at the scoreboard in the Aggies 50-42 win over Hillsboro-Central Valley. Wednesday, Jan. 18 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For appt. 701-746--7000 1-800-658-3442 2514 S. Washington Grand Forks, ND InsuranceMedicaid  i=  Complete hearing aid care Advanced Digital Technology 60 Day Digital Hearing Aid Trial i , Complimentary '' Richard Wakefield*" i Hearing Test & Eval.:  Chwialkowki .... .- .... . .... ,. = ' t ' r, rD. MN Ucenser ..... 34 years serving the area " ..,P"" Board Certified H.I.S.*  y I,00rs, Care Centerl00ra"n nc I Tuesday, Jan. 17 I 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AKEF00Llk 0% FINANCING AVAILABLE and Elizabeth (Votava) Kostohris. He grew up and attended school completing the 8th grade in Pisek, ND. He continued his education by reading and kept learning his entire life. He lived and worked on the family farm 2 miles south of Park River and took over the farming operation from his par- ents in 1956. Farming for Frank was a true calling from God. He told people that he was a caretak- er of the land which was entrust- ed to him by God and would be held accountable for the way he took care of the land. He started farming at 14 with a team of hors- es and later on made the transition to tractors and was a true John Deere man and even though he re- tired he kept up on the current farming practices. In the off sea- son Frank kept busy by helping the John Deere equipment-dealer- ships in Park River and worked for three different owners; Meaghers, Wilds, and Oppegards, setting up equipment. After his retirement he worked for area farmers helping with spring planting and fall har- vest and also for Don Greicar Excavating operating a backhoe. Frank also had a great gift and love of carpentry which came natural- ly as his ancestors in Czechoslo- vakia Were master craftsman. Af- ter Frank retired he built himself a workshop and started making many types of wooden crafts and giving them away as gifts to fam- ily an frilad. F!La alp had a reat 13ve 6fmusi6 fifidiglayed his tmtton acommn armsang t:zeem songs,ucith family andriends and is one of the last surviving mem- bers of the Czech Valley Singers. He was a member of the church choir from age 16 until his stroke at age 72. The stroke left Frank unable to swallow and in turn he had to give up singing and being a church lector, but realized that he still had lessons to teach others. Frank married Mary Ann Kou- ba on April 10, 1961 in Vese- leyville, ND. The couple made their home on the farm south of Park River. Frank was a kind and Pisek and served as a trustee, on the parish council and as a lector. At St. Mary's Catholic Church in Park River he served as a lector. He was a life-long member of the Catholic Workman Branch 28 of Pisek and served as its secretary for over 30 years. He also served as President of the ND State Coun- cil of the Catholic Workman until July of 1998. He served as su- pervisor of Rushford Township and was the assessor for many years. He served on the board as secretary & treasurer of the local Northwest Telephone Co. and also for the Pisek Community Hall Association. Frank also served as chairman of the Walsh County Crop Improvement Association and on the Board of Directors of the Park River Farmer's Elevator Co. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann, children: Ann Berg of Park River, ND, Mark (Karen) Kostohris of West St. Paul, MN, grandchildren: Saman- tha Berg of Park River, ND, Kim- berly Berg of Grand Forks, ND, Ruth (Dan) Gladitsch of Buffalo, MN, Teresa, Katie, Mary, John, and Andrew Kostohris of West St. Paul, MN, and a great grand- daughter Monica Gladitsch of Buffalo, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Agnes Jelinek, brother-in-law John Je- linek, sister-in-law LeeAnn Kou- ba and brother-in-law Ronald Kouba. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:30 A.M; at St. Ma's Catholic Church of Park River. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 EM. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Friends may also call at the church for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery of Park River in the spring. An online guestbook is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- home.corn The ToUefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Walsh County Press - Church Directory - 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 J011n's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Saturday 5:00 a.m. St Jcmph's Catholic Church, Lankin ( Sunday 8:30 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne .'  Sunday10:30 a.m. St. Patzick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday: 5:30 p.m., Thursday: 7 a.m. St, Brigid 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 Savi0ut's Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, t0 a.m. Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday School stating at 9 AM, Church services at 10AM St.u00sChu00 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) ,Apostolic Faith Church, Park River Services at the Park River City Building Meeting Room on Sundays at 6pm. Victiy Free Lutheran Church, Pad( River Wednesday: 6 pm Confirmation class 7pm. 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, 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. Wednesday: Awana Children'sMinistry 6.1'00 p.m.. Tuesday: Pi'ayer'& Biblestudy at 7.1)0 p.m. Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship : ', , 2 i e;":;}4  "," - . Bank&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 tollefsonfuneralhome, corn Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay ThompsonDwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955.wy 17East. ParkRiver BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $0.00 .,,1 MONTH/ CALL THE PRESS 0084- 6333 TODAY! sa,nar, tan (>) Sbcictv 301 Co. 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