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PAGE 2 THE PRESS JULY 18, 2017 Norris D. Haug Norris D. Haug, age 86 of Edinburg, ND passed away on Monday, July 09, 2012 at the Borg Pioneer Home of Mountain, ND. Norris D. Haug was born in rural Edinburg, ND March 24, 1926, to James and Anna (Holth) Haug. He was baptized and confirmed in the Odalen Lutheran Church. Norris attended Tiber District #92 and Edinburg High School. Following his education Norris farmed on the farm homesteaded by his grandparents. He raised Registered Angus Cattle. Norris was a past director of the Farmers Union Oil Company of Edinburg and Production Credit Association of Grafton. He was a member of Odalen Lutheran Church where he served in various offices, and later became a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Norris enjoyed music. He played in the Edinburg band and sang in church and community choirs. Norris married Lorna Axvig on December 30, 1983. The couple made their home in rural Edinburg and West Fargo, ND. He is survived by his wife Lorna, West Fargo, ND; step- children: Randy (Susan)Axvig, Bismarck, ND; Lana (Jeff) Hillius, Detroit i Lakes, MN and Darrell (Samantha) Axvig, West Fargo, ND; nine step- grandchildren; I brothers: James t (Doris) Haug, Edinburg, ND; Glenn (Donna) Hang, Adams, ND; sisters: Irma (Floyd) Gemmill, Fordville, ND and Anne Christine Puppe, Cavalier, ND. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother- in-law Earl Puppe. Funeral services were held Friday, July 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Edinburg. Visitation was Thursday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg. Interment will be at the Odalen Lutheran Cemetery, rural Edinburg. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Odalen Cemetery Fund or Borg Pioneer Memorial Home in Mountain, ND. An online guestbook is available at www.tollefson The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of the arrangements. Robert "Mick" Fail Robert "Mick" Fail of glen, MN and formerly of Mapleton, ND and Park River, ND passed away on December 24, 2011. He was born on June 26, 1932 in Park River, ND. He graduated ;from Park River High School, - where he was an. avid track and football player. Mick served in the United States Navy for three years, and then he attended Valley City, ND State College on a football scholarship. Following his school years, he managed the family restaurant, The Ritz, in Park River, ND. In his 30's he worked for Morrison Knutson Co., in eastern ND constructing missile sites. Later he purchased a home in Mapleton, ND and lived there for 26 years prior to his residency at Viking Manor in Ulen, MN. He is survived by his twin daughter, Shelly LaBeUe and former spouse Arlene, with sister Wanda Dahl, sister-in-law (Joan), and three granddaughters. He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Alvia, twin son Michael, sisters Phyllis and Winnie and brothers Cyral "Pete" and Floyd. A celebration of his life will be held at Tollefson Funeral Home (Hwy 17 W), in Park River, ND on Saturday, July 28. Immediately following the service there will be a military salute at Memorial Park Cemetery. Lunch follows at the Out to Lunch Restaurant down town Park River, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the Federated Church in Park River, ND. Charles Patrick O'Regan Charles (Chuck" in LA, "Charlie" at home) was born to James and Lucy O'Regan in Park River, ND. He leaves behind a loving family; wife of 26 years Melanie (Revels), daughters Amy Salter (Rick), Janis Lake (Scott), Heather Wilson (Nathan), Whitney and son Ryan. Chuck adored his 8 grandchildren: Samantha, Madison, Laney, Travis, Charlie, Grant, Jack and Lucy. He was the youngest of three, survived by his brother James O'Reagan of Owatanna, MN and his sister Mary Wicks of Bismarck, ND. Chuck served in the United States Army from 1969-1970, stationed in Korea, where he played fast-pitch softball. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Long Beach City College, where he studied electrical engineering. He went to work at the University of Southern California in 1975, embarking upon his 37 year career, most recently in the capacity of Executive Director for Facilities Management. He was an integral member of the Trojan Family, leaving behind a strong legacy due to his dedication and devotion. Chuck was passionate about his family, his job and his favorite hobby-golf. He could be found at his home course, Candlewood Country Club, every weekend. He was presently serving in the capacity of President of the Board of Directors. He touched the hearts of many and will be missed by all. May his memory be eternal. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, March 14 at Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd., Torance, CA 90503. The funeral was held on Thursday, March 15 at Saint Lawrence Martyr, 1950 Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Friends are invited to join us for a reception at the American Legion Hall on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 2:00pm for coffee and sweets. We will also be having a graveside service on Monday, July 23 at 11:00 am for anyone who would like to join us for the interment of his ashes. For those who would like to see a "Celebration of Life" Memorial Service that took place at the University of Southern California (where he was employed for 36 years), it may be viewed by accessing the webpage at The family of Deacon Gerald "Bud" Sobolik thanks everyone who sent cards, flowers, memorials and brought food. Thanks to those who came to the prayers service and funeral for our beloved dad, grandpa and husband. A special thanks to the Park River American Legion, Honor Guard, pall- bearers, priests and deacons. We are grateful to Father C:mry Luiten for his help and comforting words. Thanks to Tollefson Funeral Home for the helpful, caring serv- ice and to the Good Samaritan Center for the wonderful care given to our loved one the past three years. May God bless you all. Shirley, Jim, Fred, Joyce, Jean, Carol and Kiristy r|mmmmmm|mmmm|mmnm||mlmmmmmmm||nmmmmml I I , Advertise in The Press today , I I , m I I I I mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmd Wendell Pfannsmith Wendell Pfannsmith, age 81, of Fordville, ND, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND. Wendell John Pfannsmith was born September 11, 1930 at Fordville, the son of Lester and Hazel (Ridgway) Pfannsmith. He was raised and grew to manhood at Fordville; and graduated from Fordville High School. He served in the United States Army from 1954- 1956. Wendell married Janice Johnson on June 18, 1961 in Fordville. Following their marriage, they lived and made their home in Fordville. Wendell was a heating plant operator at the Grafton Development Center. He also farmed and was a self- employed electrician in Fordville. The couple cared for foster children in their home, eventually adopting Jacob. Wendell served as mayor of Fordville for several years and was a member of the Fordville American Legion. Surviving members of his family include his daughter: Wendy (Randall) Blasky, Fordville; sons: Larry (San&a) Pfannsmith, West Fargo and Kevin (Lisa) Pfannsmith, Bismarck; grandchildren: Tanya, Nicole, Ashley, Brennen, Jason, Ryan and Derek; 4 great grandchildren and sisters: Lulu Sve, Fargo and Claudia (Art) Graham, Enumclaw, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son: Jacob, and granddaughter: Emily. FUNERAL SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Fordville Presbyterian Church in Fordville. INTERMENT: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fordville. MILITARY HONORS: Rotnem Abel Post No. 274, Fordville American Legion. VISITATION: Monday, July 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. in the Bakke Funeral Home of Fordville. Visitation was also one hour prior to the funeral in the church on Tuesday. BAKKE FUNERAL HOME, FORDVILLE, ND Online guestbook: www. Officiating will be Rev. Paul Keil. Music selections will be provided by Joyce Keil as the Organist and Rose Lynne Miller, Soloist. Casket bearers will be Brennen Blasky, Jason Gothe, Don Daley, Art Graham, Gary Mitchell and Shawn Thorvilson. i 00StOOa Graolt"-00 ...... .r,M ........ Compaqy ((" "'"' "e;:,? ' ;:;::],:i',:,?',:: 'o;:,,7, 2'"' ..... Large Outdoor Display www.stennesgranite.corn Beautifully Handcrafted Custom Designs Friendly Personal Service Northon Hwy 220 East (;rand Forks 218-773-7461 Open \\;Vcckdays g-5 F.vcnitlg atnd \\;Veekcnds Dy Aptfintmcnt Walsh County Pre:;s - Church Director -- Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg. Sunday.: 10:30 a.m. Join Worship at Hall- son, Potluck to follow, Tuesday: 2:30 Bible Study at Borg Trinity Lutheran, Edinbura Tue: 9:30 Womens Bible Study 10:30  m. Jom Worship at Hallson, Potluck to follow St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 8:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin (www.plbtripadsh.org0 Sunday 10:30 a.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Saturday 5:00 p.m St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.rn. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. Thursday: 7 a.m. Bank&lnsurance Park River ~ 284-7244 Michigan - 259..2112 Adams - 944-2231 Grafton - 352-3668 "True to a Sacred Trust" Hwy. 17 West * Park River 284-6086 tollefsonfuneralhome, com St. Bdgid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.. Monday & Friday: 7 a.rn. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Coffee, 10 a.m. Worship (http /www.parkveroslc.com0 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) Park Center Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday: July 22 10 am Joel Hylden leading- Cofee and fellowship follow Farmers Union Insurance Co. Dwight Byronlay Thompson OFFICE: 284-6955 Hwy. lZEast. 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