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- . -- Jill ~_ . _ ~glLl~ .... PAGE 2 THE PRESS AUGUST ?.4, 201 1 John F. Karas John E Karas, age 90 of Lankin, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton after a long battle with cancer. John E Karas was born on April 15, 1921 in Perth Town- ship, ND the son of the late John and Mary (Pich) Karas. He grew up and at- tended schools there. After grad- uating from high school in Whitman, he attended the School of Forestry in Bottineau. Follow- ing his education he worked in the shipyards in Bremerton, WA. He returned to Walsh County in 1942 and married Alice Votava on June 30, 1943 in Conway, ND. The couple lived and farmed in Norton Township. John moved to the Lutheran Sunset Home in June of 2010. He was a member-of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin. ND, the Lankin School Board, the Norton Township Board. the WCAS School Board, the Walsh County Fair Board, he was the Secretary and Treasurer of the Lankin Fire Board for 40 years, a 4-H Leader, and a trucker for the Shipping Association. He was also a member of the Lakota Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed farming and rais- ing cattle. John is survived by his wife of 68 years, Alice Karas, Grafton. ND sons: Jack (Dorothy) Karas, Lankin, ND, David (Pat) Karas. Larimore, ND. Randy (Doris) Karas, Lakota, ND, daughters: Mary (Larry) Gre- lear, Grand Forks. ND, and Evonne (Hancel)AI- tendorf. Grafton, ND, and sister. Sister Margaret Mary, St. Joseph's Convent, St. Paul, MN. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his par- ents, brothers: Joseph and Edward, and sister Mary Webster. A Memorial Mass was held on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin, ND. Visitation was Sunday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 RM. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Lankin, ND. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Lankin, ND. An online guestbook is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Grace Flaten Grace Platen. 81, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at the Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul, MN Grace Mathre was born March 24. 1930, in Minot, the daughter of Pastor Gerhard and Esther Mathre. As her father took calls to various churches, she grew up in Plaza, Minnewaukan. Bowden, Sheyenne, in North Dakota, and Oslo, MN. Grace attended Con- cordia College, Moorhead. MN, majoring in English. She married Donald Platen in September, 1952, and they moved to St. Paul, MN, where he attended Luther Seminary. After his ordination they spent a year in Paris. France, studying French, and moved to Cameroon, Africa, to begin their mission work for the ELCA. They worked in numerous locations in Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Sengal. In 1983 Grace's health re- quired them to take a break from mission work. In subsequent they served parishes in Lodgepole, Ne- braska, Dazey/Rogers, Grafton in N.D. and Wykoff, MN. Grace moved to the Care Center in 2009. She is survived by her husband, children; Dale. Joan~ Jeanne and James. 9 grandchildren, great- grandchildren, brothers; Paul and Loren, sisters; Ruth. Esther and Rachel. Grace was preceded in death by her brother David. Have somethinE nice to say? Put your "thank yous' m the Press Call 284,6,333 toda Gary A. Barclay Gary A. Barclay, age 54 of Crystal, ND passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Hen- nepin County Med- ical Center of Minneapolis, MN from injuries sus- tained in an automo- bile accident Gary A. Barclay was born January 29, 1957 in Grafton, ND the son of Arnold and Mary Ann (Thomp- son) Barclay. He graduated from Minto High School in 1975 and attended Lake Region Commu- nity College in Devils Lake. He was married to Sandra K. Scholler on July 25. 1981 in St. Thomas, ND. The couple made their home in Grafton where he worked for Robertson-Lumber Company. He transferred to Crystal, ND and managed the Robertson Lumber for a short time, then transferred to Cavalier and managed the yard there until it closed. He later worked for Gregory Building Center in Cav- alier for 15 years and for the last several years has been working for Leon's Building Center in Park River, ND. Gary was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Hoople, ND; he served as Mayor of Crystal, served on the Crystal City Council, served as President of the Valley School Board, served on the Vocational School Board in Grafton, the Crystal Quick Response, served as a softball coach for several years, was a member of the North Dakota Retail Lumberman's As- sociation. Gary is sur- vived by his chil- dren: Cory, Garrett and Laura Barclay all of Grand Forks, ND; Briana Barclay, Crystal, ND: his parents: Arnold and Mary Ann Barclay, Grafton, ND; siblings: Debra (Ed) Karas, Petersburg, ND: Sandra O'Keefe (Craig Houska), Graffon, ND: Don (Susan) Barclay, Grafton, ND; Diane (Roger) Anderson, Graflon, ND; Amy (Jeff) Sobo- Ilk, Reynolds, ND; JoEllen (Dar- ren) Rohrich, West Fargo, ND; his great aunt: Eleanor Grzadzielewski, Ardoch, ND; special friend: Joy Lane, Crystal, ND; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal and pater- nal grandparents and brother-in- law: Rande Miller. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at the Crystal School Gymnasium in Crystal, ND. Vis- itation was Wednesday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Interment will be at the Minto City Cemetery, Minto. ND. An online guestbook is avail- able at: www.tollefson The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements. John Bartuska John Bartuska, age 87 of Park River, ND passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River. John Bartuska was born April 16, 1924 on the family farm near Conway, ND, the son of the late John and Rose (Jedlicka) Bar- tuska. He was a life-long Walsh County resident and a lifetime member of the Knights of Colum- bus. During the last decades of his life, he was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Park River. He was united in marriage to Rose Dub on November 11, 1947 at the St. John's Nepo- mucene Catholic Church in Pisek, ND. John is survived by his wife Rose, and their five children: Betty (Lewis) Hodny, Gillette, WY; Holly (Leon) Pherson. West Fargo, ND; Susan (Paul) Hen- drickson. Colfax, ND; Jack (Car- olyn) Bartuska, Forest River, ND; Cindy (Larry) Schwartz, West Fargo, ND; his five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sis- ter. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Park River. Vis- itation was Tuesday from 5-7 PM iwith a prayer service at 7:00 EM at the Totlefson Funeral Home of Park River. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery of Park River. An online guestbook is avail- able at www.tollefsonfuneral The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Augustine H. May Augustine Henry Mayer, 77,'of Michi- gan, ND, died August 12. 2011 at his home with Dorothy at his side. He was born December 10, 1933 on the family farm in Perth Township of Walsh County, near Lankin, the son of Joseph and Mary (Bina) Mayer. He was raised on the farm, attended coun- try school, and grad- uated from Michigan High School in 1952. He attended the State School of Science at Wahpeton. He joined the U.S. Army in Octo- ber of 1953 and served 6 years in Germany. He moved to Lakeville, MN where he lived for 40 years and worked for Unisys. He mar- Tied Janice Hart in July of 1966. She diedAugust of 1983. Gus re- tired and moved to Whitman, ND, eventually moving to Michigan, ND. He was a wonderful, kind, and patient man. He enjoyed playing cards and dancing. Gus is survived by his loving son, Anthony & his wife Susanne and grandson Alden Joseph of Mankato, MN; special friend, Dorothy Johnson and her children Denise Fuglem of Larimore and her children Kasey Hannestad, Jennifer, Nicki, Derek, Justin, and Brialma. Laurie Rainsberry of LrakC child Jar& Rose sistel (Lav, Killd brott ,(DOT of St and May, ND; Marl Gran brat Raymond (Barb) H nard Hart, both ol MN. and Lyle Howa ND; and several c~ and nephews. He was precede his wife, Janice; bro (Blanche) Mayer, Gordon (Marian) Donald & Julius ir ters, Genevieve (Lyl Beatrice in infancy and his mother and Alvine & Mayme [q The Funeral Sei was held at Michi Church on Tuesda' 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ' be at Ft. Snelling N~ tery, Bloomington, tion was held at the, Home of Lakota o~ ginning at 5:00 p.m. Service at 7:00 p.m. Robert Williams Robert Williams passed away on Au- gust 9. 2011. of con- gestive heart failure and dementia, with his family by his side. Robert was born in Park River, N.D. on Sept. 27, 1933, where he attended grammar school and graduated from high school. Bob married his high school sweetheart in 1955 and. celebrated 515 years of marriage last November. Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara of Palm Desert, Calif.; four sons, James (Stella) of Yucca Valley, Calif., Mark (Jerri) of La Cochran, Calif., Scott of Dallas, Texas and Michael (Teresa) of La Crescenta. Calif. And he was the proud grandfather of eight grand- children. Bob is also survived by his brother, George (La Veme) of Westminster, Colo. He was preceded in death by his parents. George and Lillian Williams; his brother Kenneth and his wife Adele; and his sister, AT-. lene and her husband, Samuel. Bob attended Valley City State :r :a and her 'en Dustin and Katie Rainsberry; Marian m) Linnell of ~er, ND; .~rs, Tom ,thy) Mayer tsonville. WI oe (Loretta) of St. John. sister-in-law, an Mayer of Forks, ND: aers-in-law. art and May- 'Deer River, tt of Langdon. ~usins, nieces [ in death by hers, Richard obert Mayer. Mayer, and infancy; sis- e) Howatt and ; his parents; father-in-law, trt. vice tbr Gus ~an Lutheran 7, August 16, interment will Ltional Ceme- MN. Visita- \aker Funeral Monday, be- With a Prayer Teac aers College and I lter graduated frorr the Los An- gele: College of MortUary Science and srved as man- ager Of Halvorson- Leav~ll mortuary in Torrance, Calif. and ~n later years was general man- ager |of Evans- BroWn mortuaries in Sun City, Perris and bake Elsinore, Cali Bob was an. active Lions Club Member and served as President of that service club in Torrance and Sun City Calif. In retirement. Bob and Bar- bara traveled throughout the United States in their motorhome and enjoyed doing genealogy re- search of the Willial~s family. Bob and Barbara began an association with the CoacheUa Valley Pre- serve in 1998 serving as Docents and then in 2003. became Resi- dent Hosts and retired again in 2010. Bob will be greatly missed by his family and friends and will remain forever in their hearts. Pri- vate memorial services will be held. -- W lsh County Press- Church Directory-- PEMBINA HILLS LUTHERAN, MOUNTAIN ; TRINITY LUTHERAN, EDINBURG Thurs.: 2 p.m. Borg Worship Sun.: 9:15 a.m.Trinity, 10:30 a.m. Gardar. Tue.: 2:30 p.m. Bible Study at Borg, 9:30 Women's Bible Study at Trinity PARK CENTER LUTHERAN, RURAL HOOPLE Sun.,Aug. 28:10:00 service Mike Tolliver speaker ST JOHN'S NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH, PISEK Sot: 5:00 p.m, Evening Mass ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, LANKIN Sun: 8:30 a.m. Morning Mass STS. PETER & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH, BECHYNE Sun.: 10:30 a.m. Morning Mass 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. WednesdaIc 6:00 p.m. OUR SAVlOUR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sun.: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Time, 10 a.m. Worship Tue.: t 0:30 a.m. text study at Mountain Lutheran in Adams ZION & SOUTH TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCHES Sunday.: 9 a.m. Joint Service at Zion 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) Wednesday: 3:30 p.m. Confirmation VICTORY FREE LUTHERAN CHURCH, PARK RIVER Sunday: 11 a.m. Worship. Wed: 9 a.m. Men's Bible Study 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 10:30 a.m2 Fellowship 11 a.m. Sunday School. 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