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PAGE 2 THE PRESS - FEBRUARY 27, 2013 The family of Helen Laaveg wishes to thank everyone for the support and com- fort shown during the loss of our Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, and Great- Grandmother. We appreciate all the kind words, the food brought to our homes, the beautiful flowers and plants for the church service and the memorials give in memory of Helen Laaveg. We wish to thank First Care Health Cen- ter for their caring manner when Morn was sick. She was a proud nurse and took pride in her occupation. She spoke very highly of your compassion and con- cern for her care. You are an amazing staff! Thanks to Pastor Johnson for being with us in our time of need. We sincerely appreciate the service group at Our Saviors Lutheran Church for serving the noon lunch after the funeral. A spe- cial thank you to the musicians for shar- ing their gift of music. We are appreciative to the Tollefson Funeral Home for the compassion and kindness extended to our families. A heartfelt thanks for all your prayers and acts of kindness. God Bless you all! Kthy McCue and family David Laaveg and family Kent and Mary Ralston and family Pleasant words are like a hone),comb, S.,eetness to the sod and health to the bones. &apos; 2013 by King Fealures Syndicate Inc World rights fese)ved In Memory of Adolph Drtina from Cledith and Darlene Houser, Margaret Houser, James and Stella Shirek, Adolph Drtiraa family, Bennie Hodny, Maryanm Lundquist, Frank and Jeanette Shereck, Diane and Dennis Chitton, Melvin and Vicki Pecka. In Memory ofGayle Swartz and Bridgette Jehlicka from Dennis and Marlene Kovarik. In Memory of Walter Pokrzy- winski from Mary Shirek. In Memory of Gayle Swartz from Vicki and Bill Pic, Cheri Bata, Loretta McLaughlin, Kay and Gary Swartz. In Memory of Blanche Swartz and Walter Pokrzywinski from Dennis and Marlene Kovarik. In Memory of Blanche Swartz and Roger Waith from Carol and Truemao Ness and Margarette Malafa. In Memory of Roger Waith from Dennis and Marlene Kovarik. For care and upkeep of the cemetery from Clarence Drtina dividend. In Memory of Caroline Karas from Barbara Bina, Joe and Debbie Karas, Clarence and Greg Trenda. In Memory ifBridgette Jelicka from Joe and Germaine Bosh. In Memory of Donna Rose and Doris and James Trenda from Herman and Judy Bosh. In Memory of Donna Rose from Marlene and Dennis Kovarik, Brian and Julie Borge, Luke and Geraldine Suda, Michael Suda, John and Irene Janda, Rtiss and Geri Jalbert, Janet, Jerry and Alicia Iverson, Bridget Votava, Russ and Candace Carlson and Alice Carlson. In Memory of Roger Waith from Bill and Vicki Pie. In Memory of the Ondracek Families from Carol Ondracek and family. In'Memory of the Zahradka families and care and upkeep of the cemetery from Bobbi and Joe Zahradka. In memory of Adolph Drtina, Larry Pohanka, Mardella Ruzek, Blanche Swartz and Donna Rose from Kosobud Lodge #106. In Memory of the Ryba-Polak " families from JoAnn Ryba. In Memory of James Ryba and Carl Arthur Larsen from Alice Larsen. For care and upkeep of the cemetery from Shirley Zahradka. In Memory of George Pic from Angeline Pic. From Kosobud Lodge #106 for care and upkeep of cemetery. In Memory of Clarence Trenda from Marlerte and Dennis Ko- varik, John and Dorothy Kosobud, Marj0rie and Daniel Kouba, Donavon Pic, Rainbow Lodge Whitman Dam, Barbara Bina, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Jallo,. Carol and Trueman Ness, Janice and Arian Dahlen, Earle and Helen Trenda, Patti and Cory Kouba and Audrey and Roger Kosobud. In Memory of Frank A. Shirek Jr. and Steve Erickson from Susan Shirek. In Memory of James Ryba from Karen Ryba and Keith Hen- ningsgard. In Memory of Clarence Trenda, Steve Erickson, Kelsey Misialek, Jim Ryba and Grank Shirek Jr. from Tara and Tom Shirek. In Memory of the Malafa family from Marlene and Dennis Ko- varik. In Memory of Clarence Trenda and all my loved ones from Loretta McLaughlin. In Memory of Dennis J. Bina from Barbara Bina and family. For care and upkeep of the cemetery from Kamilla Skalicky. In Memory of Don Dvorak from Clarence and Greg Trenda. Donation given by Maryann Rysa.vy for care and upkeep of cemetery. In Memory of Herman and Mil- dred Pic from Janice and Arian Dahlen. Donation for care and upkeep of the cemetery from Clarence Ruud. In Memory of Mary Votava :, from Audrey and Roger K'osobud. r Memorials received for St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin in 2012 In Memory of Walter Pokrzywihski from Wayne d Joan Novak In Memory of Bridgette Jehlicka from Fred andBertha Hodny and Joyce Barrett In Memory if Blanche Swartz from Ron and Catherine Pic In Memory of Donald Dvorak from Herman and Judy Bosh, Tim and Sally Bosh, Ron and Catherine Pich, Charley and Karen Hodny, and Kurt and Jennifer Kelley In Memory of Percy Agnes Davis, Sandra Davis Dirks, Charles and Mary Novak, Robert Novak and Frances White Skorheim all from Charles and Deb Novak Betty A. Praska Betty A. Praska, 78 a long time resi- dent of the Park Riv- er area passed away on Friday, February 22, 2013 at First Care Health Center of Park River. Betty A Novak was born June 26, 1934 near Lankin, ND the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Beneda) No- vak. She grew up and graduated from Lankin High School in 1952. Rhe was united in marriage to Dave Praska on May 14, 1952 in Lankin, ND. The couple made their home in Lankin and Adams before settling in Park River in 1964 where they raised five children. Betty sold Avon for 'over 30 years. She worked at the Park Riv- er Creamery, worked as a home health aide for Walsh County Social Services and later as a private home health aide at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River. She also sold Sarah Coventry and toys for many years. Betty was very involved in her church and community. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Altar Society. She served a Altar Society President. She was a member oftheCatholic Daughter's of America, a lifetime member of the Park River Ameri- can Legion Auxiliary and a charter member of the Valley Czech Singers. She also served as an EMT with her husband Dave with the Park River Ambulance. Betty enjoyed spending time with friends and family. She was an avid bowler and received high score several times and she loved to play whist. In 2001, Betty was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She remained at home under the care of her husband and son until March of 2011 when she moved into the Good Samaritan Center. Betty is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dave Praska; children: Doug (Sue) Praska, Ar- doch, ND; Debbie (Lynn) Nelson, Minot, ND; Guy Praska and special friend, Maren, Park River, ND; Mary "Peenie" (Scott) Rand, Thief River Falls, MN; six grandchildren: Shawn (Julie) Praska, Jeremy Pras- ka, Jason Nelson, Julie (Bill) Moser, Justin (Audrey) Kachena and Josh Rand. She is also survived by sev- eral gr_ eat grandchildren and broth- er, Ciahrles (Debbie) Novak, Lankin, ND and may wonderful tii.ends. She was preceded in death by her par- ents, brother, Robert Novak and daughter, Julie Praska. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Visitation was Monday, February 25, 2013 from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River, ND. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Park River, ND. An online guest book is available at: vww.tollefsonfuneralhome. com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. &..t/.,j <,,,eiJ;,/ ,yz,.,wo,. of so,,c ,,,, ,,,@  -s. , , , -St l)]q s Gral) it e-'' ..... ,,,, ,,,,,,,,l,., ,,,r,,.,, La(ge Outdoor Display www.stennesgranite.coD 3oautifully HandcrcJftod Custom Frio.t)dly Personal Service North on [lwy 220 East Grald Forks 218-773-7i61 ()p(n ",."v'ct k,lax- H ; I: Hm.:: ,rod '(.cktHd l 5 .\\;pl,>mtmtnt 3ust hat the Doctor Should Order Prescribing secure, up-to-dote occess to your medicol records. Visit to leorn more. - Walsh County Press-- Church Director l- Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg Sunday.: 10:30 Vikur 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg TuB: 9:30 Womens Bible Study. Sunday.: 9:15 Trinity 10:15 a.m. Sunday School St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Saturday 5:00 p.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin (www.plbtriparish.org0 Sunday 8:30 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 10:30 a.m. St. Patrick'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 Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday SchoogCoffee, 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 (Fordville) 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 Sundays: Sunday School 9:,5a.m. Coffee and Fellowship 10:30a Worship Service 11:00a Foundations bible study 7:00p Wednesdays:Men's Bible Study 9:00a.m. Confirmation 600pro. WihGS 7:00p.m. Youth Bible Study 7:00 p.m. March 9th 4:00p.m. Bridal Shower for Jackie Scott 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. 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