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PAGE 2 THE PRESS JULY 2, 2014 Gary L Pedca Gary L. Pecka, age 48 of Omaha, NE and formerly of Conway and Lankin, ND, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at theAllru Hospital of Grand Forks. Gary L. Pecka was born July 12, 1965 in Grafton, ND, the son of Ed- ward and Eunice (Denault) Pecka. He grew up in Conway and attended school in Fordville. The family moved to Lankin in 1980 and he graduated from Lankin High School in 1983. He then attended the North Dako- ta State College of Science in Wah- peton and graduated with a degree inAuto Mechanics in 1985. He be- gan working for Porter's in Park River and later for Dahlstrom Mo- tors in Olso until moving to Mil- waukee to work for GM. In 2006 he moved to Omaha, NE where he was currently working for 2 Men and a Shop in Bennington, NE. Gary was a former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Lankin. He was a sports fanatic and enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR and football. He will be dearly missed by all his family. He is survived by his parents: Ed and Eunice Pecka, Lankin, ND, sib- lings: Debbie (Ivan) Johnson, Grand Forks, ND, Susan (Warren) Willyard, Portland, ND, Sandy (Curds) Gerszewski, Minto, ND, Brian (Shannon) Pecka, Omaha, NE, nieces and nephews: Kristen (Todd) Sprenger, Brittany (Zach Love) Johnson, Andrew and Matthew Willyard, Paul (Crystal) Ger- szewski, Nicole (Josh) Hera, Cody Gerszewski, Derek and Caleb Pec- ka, great nieces and nephews: Joseph Sprenger, Jaylee Ger- szewski, Isaac and Liam Hera, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and sev- eral aunts and uncles. Private family services will be held and interment will take place at a later date. An online guestbook is available at: The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. We ran out of room for The Walsh County Press Asks for this week, but don't worry, the s .p=_.ial summer edition of the po .p:y..lar qui-'tion Of the week feature Will retUrn. Roland Silver Bateman Roland Silver Bateman died on Sunday, January 5, 2014, in a Bismarck Hospital. A memorial serv- ice will be held at 10:30 a.m. Satur- day, July 5, at the Federated Church in Park River, ND. A burial service will follow at Me- morial Park Ceme- tery in Park River. Roland, the second of two chil- dren was born in rural Adams, ND, at the home of his parents, My- ron and Edith Bateman on Febru- ary 5, 1925. His parents moved to Park Riv- er, ND, where Roland attended school, and graduated from the Walsh County Agricultural and Training school. He joined the Army Air Corp when he was 18 years old and spent most of his time during World War II in the South Pacific flying trans- port planes for military dignitaries as well as the B-28. He was ap- pointed Second Lieutenant, Air Corps and the Army of the United States on the 27th of August 1946. Roland was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force Reserve in March, 1961. Following his service in World War II, he returned to North Dako- ta, where he met his bride-to-be, Marion Joan Linfoot, while at- tending the University of North Dakota. They were married in Grand Forks in the Linfoot family home on August 29, 1947. They moved to Chicago where Roland attended Northwestern Uni- versity and gradu- ated from the School of Business. They moved back to Park River, ND, in 1950 where he began working with his father at Bateman Motors selling Ford, Mer- cury, and Lincoln and also Ford trucks and tractors. Roland was a member of the Federated Church in Park River, Commercial Club, 67 year member of the Paul Farup Post 147 Amer- ican Legion, a 55 year member of the Kem Temple Shfiners. Marion, passed away November 12, 1988. He married Naomi Scheet, December of 1995. They lived in Palm Desert, CA for 19 years. Naomi and Roland lived in Bis- marck since the fall of 2007. Nao- mi passed away on January 23, 2014. Roland is survived by his his six children, Joan (Homer) Reynolds, Arlington, TX; David (Sharon) Bateman, Stowe, VT; Rick Bate- man, Anaheim Hills, CA; Barbara Bateman, Yucca Valley, CA; Sally (Tim) Ostenrude, Hoople, ND; and Michael (LaDonna) Bateman, Min- neapolis, MN. He has ten grand- children; nine great-grandchildren. Roland was preceded death by his first wife, Marion; parents, My- ron and Edith Bateman; and sister, Ada Lou Colwell. Have a really []( thank you? We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 Jose Luis 'Joe' l_x)pez Jose Luis "Joe" Lopez, age 24 of Grand Forks and formerly of Park River, ND passed away on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 atA1- tru Hospital of Grand Forks, ND. Jose Luis "Joe" Lopez was bom No- vember 24, 1989 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Dionicio "Denny" and Alma (Ramirez) Lopez. He grew up in Park River and graduated from Park River High School in 2009. He attended Northland Technical Col- lege in East Grand Forks, MN and was currently working as an as- sembler at Motor Coach Industries, Pembina, ND. Joe is survived by his fiancr, Kelsie Waller, Grand Forks, ND; his daughter, Harper Waller, Grand Forks, ND and a second child is ex- pected, his parents, Dionicio and Alma Lopez, Park River, ND; his brother, Denny Jr. (Diana) Lopez, Graflon, ND; sisters: Monique Lopez (Andy Gire), Park River, ND; Erica Lopez, Park River, ND; paternal grandfather, Dionicio Lopez, Minto, ND; paternal grandmoth- er, Amelia Lopez, Pearsall, TX; mater- nal grandmother, Paula Gonzalez, Milwaukee, WI, ma- ternal grandfather, Raymond Ramirez, Mexico; nieces and nephews: Bentley and Carter Lopez, Stephanie, Junior, Sheyene, Christine and Eddy Rangel. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal great grandparents. Funeral services were held Sat- urday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church of Park River. Visitation was Friday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM and Saturday for one hour prior to the service all at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Inter- ment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River, ND. An online guest book is available at: The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. 7 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 1fit is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all mbn. RMAN512:17,18 Holy Family With a Bird by Simon Vouet (1633) 2014 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. 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Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10 a.m. Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday: 9:30 am 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) Park Center Lutheran Church, Rural Hoople Sunday July 13, 2014- 10:00 AM Joel Hylden speaker, coffee and fellowship following. Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Wednesday: 6 pm Confirmation class 7pro. 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 am Church Services / 10:15 am Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 am Bible Study Bethel Baptist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 am worship, 10:45 am Fellowship. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6:00 p.m.. Tuesday: Prayer & Bible study at 7:00 p.m. Heft Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 am Worship Apostolic Faith Church, Park River Services at the Park River City Building Meeting Room on Sundays at 6pro 0000IRBsT 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 tollefsonfuneralhome, com Farmers Union Insurance Co. .lay ThompsonDwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955 Mwy 17East. ParkRiver BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $0.00 A MONTH! 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