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PAGE 2 THE PRESS MAY 15, 2013 " 7'I ,1''t PUBLIC MEL I IN(, NOTICE The Walsh County Historic Preservation Com- mission will hold a meeting on Monday, May 20th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Red River Regional Council Offices, The Chase Building, 516 Cooper Avenue, Grafton, ND. Any individual requiring special accommoda- tion (i.e., alternative formatting of literature, an interpreter, or help in accessing the facility) should advise us of their needs by contacting the Red River Regional Council at 701-352-3550 or e-mail The Mayor and City Council of Crystal want to thank everyone from Crystal and surrounding areas who responded to sandbag during the flood danger. Thank you to those who brought and served food through the night, and to those who came out the following weekend to help pick up sandbags and clean up the areas. You are appreciated very much. The family of Stella Myrvik wishes to express their gratitude and sincere appreciation to family, friends and neighbors for all of the kindness and thoughtful gestures that have been shown us in the loss of our Mother/Grandmother/Great Grandmother. Special thank you to the staff at Good Samaritan Center for the loving care she received during her seven years as a resident there. Thanks to Dr. Joel Johnson; Tammy Clemenson, PA-C; clinic staff and a special thank you to the hospital nursing staff for the loving care Stella received during her recent hospitalization. Thank you to Rev. Susan Haukaas for the visits, prayers, services, and words of encouragement you gave her and our family; Carol Troftgruben for providing the music; and Tollefson FuneralHome, foryour assistance in planning the services. Thank you to all who sent cards, memorials and for the comforting words offered toour families. Your acts of kindness were appreciated and will always be remembered. Have a really thank you? We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 Lois Evelyn Lois Evelyn (Orstad) King, 89, of Albuquerque died there on May 6th. Born Feb. 4, 1924, Lois was the eldest of 5 children of Elmer and Lucille (Thompson) Orstad of Walsh County, ND, and the grand- daughter of Norwe- gian immigrants. She spoke Norwegian before English. Her dearest memories were of growing up on her parents' farm in Vesta Township during the Depres- sion. Lois graduated from Adams (ND) High School at age 16, then moved to nearby Park River, where she worked first in a bank, later, during WWII, in a government of- rice. In Park River she met and married Murray King of Park River, August 1,1944. During the first 16 years of their life togeth- er, the couple lived mostly in Park River---except for 1 year in Fairdale, ND, 2 years in Mason City, IA, and 1 year in Fargo, ND. In 1960, they moved with their 5 children to Albuquerque, where their 6th child was born, and then to Clayton (1961-66) and Es- pafiola (1972-73), where Mur- ray's job with the U.S. Soil Con- servation Service took them. In March 1970 Murray and Lois partnered with Bob and Loretta McDermott and Tom Kelly, ABQ, to purchase and run the Los Ojos Bar and General Mercantile in Je- mez Springs, NM. Until then Lois had been a stay-at-home mother and homemaker; now she and Loretta operated the Mercantile. In fall, 197 !, Murray fell ill with can- cer, and shortly after the family re- ~edto ABQ. In March 1974 Murray died, leaving Lois to raise the youngest three children. Lois took a variety of jobs to support the family, notably, at the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, where she worked for about 10 years. Lat- er, she provided child care in her home until she suffered a stroke in 2000. She was able to live at home until 2006, when she entered a nursing home, where she lived until her death. Lois's children remember that, as they were growing up, "our (Orstad) King house was always clean, our clothes always pressed and mended, our bellies always filled, our birthdays always celebrated, Sunday mass always at- tended, green worn on St. Patrick's Day, stories read to us, nursery rhymes taught to us, songs sung to us. Throughout our childhood, Mom daily lavished upon us a great, uncon- ditional love, which warms and sustains us still." Besides raising six children, Lois authored two books: Memories of Childhood (available at the Park River Pub- lic/School Library) and Our Daily Bread: Recipes of Lois King. Lois is survived by her sister Phyllis (Olson) Maier of Park River, ND; by her 6 children: Guy (& Carla), Alexandria, VA; Nancy, ABQ, David (& Carmen), ABQ; Katie (& Gary Alsup), Clayton, NM; Kevin (& Jennifer), New Orleans, LA; and Jason (& Valerie), Carson City, NV; by 11 grandchildren; and by 9 great- grandchildren. She was preced- ed in death by her parents; her hus- band; three siblings, Elroy Orstad, Marion "Maggie" Carter, and Donald Orstad; and by her grand- daughter Margrett Michelle (Wag- ner Bender) Wolle and grandson Kyle David King. A celebration of Lois's life will be held in June, at a date to be announced. Her ashes will be in- terred with her beloved parents in the cemetery of the former St. Pe- ter Lutheran Church, overlooking .... !the farm of her childhood. Those who wish to honor Lois may, for example, make a memorial do- nation in her name to the Ameri- can Heart Association or to the St. Peter Cemetery Association, 13293 Hwy 17, Park River, NM 58270. "In the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame, but rather how well we have loved" (Pres. Obama). Lois's children agree that "Of all the peo- ple we have known, Mom loved best." EdA. Ed A. Kringstad, 76, Dawson/Bismar- ck, ND, died May 4, 2013, at St. Alexius Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at First Presby- terian Church, 214 E. Thayer Avenue, Bismarck. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 - 9:00 PM at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Park- way, Bismarck, where a time of sharing will begin at 7:00 PM. Ed was born March 28, 1937, in Fairdale, ND, the son of Ernest and Alice (Aamot) Kringstad. He was raised and educated in Hoople where he graduated from high School. Ed married Faye Moore on December 27, 1959, in Doran, MN. Ed received his B.S. degree from Valley City State College in 1960, and received his M.S. degree in education from University of North Dakota in 1963. A multi- sport athlete, Ed earned 13 letters at Valley City State. Ed began his coaching and teaching career in 1965 at Bis- marck Junior College. Coach Kringstad was named NJCAA Wrestling Coach of the Year in 1974 and 1986, as well as United States Wrestling Coaches Associ- ation Coach of the Year in 1984. Ed was selected to the NJCAA Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1979, named NJCAA Wrestling Man of the Year in 1984, and inducted into the Valley City State Univer- sity Hall of Fame in 1993. Ed coached 10 national champions and 59 All-Americans in his 23 years as wrestling coach. Ed's 301-69-1 coaching record cur- rently ranks him 6th among NJ- CAA wrestling coaches. His com- mitment to students and his love for wrestling took him around the ~gbe an~ Ed was selected to as- sist on the rules committee with daB US Olympic Wi:eStling Team dur- ing the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. In 1977 Ed was the Coach Leader of the Junior Pan American Wrestling Team, Quito, Ecuador, and in 1978 he was the Chief of Mission at the Junior Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. With Ed as athletic director, Bismarck State College host- ed the NJCAA Na- tional Wrestling Tournament from 1990 - 1998. With Ed's interest in politics and people it was nzttwal for him to run for office and he was elected as a Republican to the North Dakota Senate in 1995 and served until 2006. Ed and Faye were both well-known in Bismarck for their many years teaching dance. Ed would often say, "If you can walk, you can dance;" and, he would strongly suggest his wrestlers take dance. To his family, Ed was every- thing and they were everything to him. He will always be loved and missed. His memories live on at his house he built for his family at Lake Isabel. Ed is survived by his loving wife of over 53 years, Faye; his son, Tom (Liz), Andover, MN; his daughter, Sommer Collins, Mem-