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PAGE 2 THE PRESS SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 MOUNTAIN, N.D. -- A gathering to celebrate the release of Magnus Olafson's memoir, "A Knight in Dakota," will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Borg Home in Mountain, ND. Mike's interest in his Icelandic heritage and his family history led him to record his memoirs as a special gift to his children, grandchildren,and great grandchildren. His book includes reflections on family and local history and also his visits to Iceland and the work done there that led to his being honored with the Order of the Falcon and the title of Sir Magnus Olafson. Books will be available for sale at the gathering and will be signed by the author. Please join Mike for a cup of coffee in celebration of a special day. The Park River Fig- ure Skaters would like to thank the following individu- als and business- es for their dona- tions. With your generous dona- tions we were able to offer 48 purs- es/bags on the silent auction. Thanks you for your support! Ye Olde Medicine Center, Grafton Drug, Jim's Super Valu, Polar Communications, Sam- son Electric, Summerplace DQ, Midgarden Family Clin- ic, Leon's Building Center, Valley Sprayers, Tollefson Funeral Home, Heartland Eye Clinic, Northdale Oil, Art of Touch, CHS, North Star Coop, Mark & Ruth Benning- ton, Eastside Garage, Mortenson & Rygh CPA, Ameri- can Legion Club, Welch's Bakery, First United Bank, 1 More Photo, Gate City Bank, Linda & Luther Meberg, Choice Financial, Park River Fitness, Lifetime Dental, First Care Health Center, Jen Weiskopf- Pampered Chef, Seim 5 Express and Jay & Sarah Thompson. I / I I II I [1" I PUllLIC N()TI( E The Park River Parks District will be holding their annual budget meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Park River City Office Community Room Lorraine ori' Klein A Celebration of Life Mass will be held for Lorraine M. "Lori" Klein at 12:00pm on Tues- day, September 17, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Rev. Mark McNea offici- ating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Monday, September 16, 2013 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home and one hour prior to the Mass. Mrs. Klein, 84, died on Sep- tember 13, 2013 at Seasons Hos- pice in Rochester. Lorraine M. Bena was born April 30, 1929 in Park River, ND. She graduated from high school in Park River and then moved to Chicago, IL where she did secretarial work at the Illi- nois State Nurses Association, Zonta International, the National 4-H Headquarters, and the Illinois Central Railroad. In 1951, she re- turned to North Dakota where she was employed by the Farmers Home Administration. On June 27, 1953, she married Gideon Klein and they lived in Fargo, ND, Alexandria, MN and Waterloo, IA before settling in Rochester in 1961. In 1974, she and her hus- band opened Klein's Luggage and Leather Store and were in business there until 1991. Survivors in- clude her husband Gideon, three sons, Gary (Candy) and Bill (Jeanne) of Rochester, Joseph (Holly) of Min- netonka, MN two daughters, Mary Kay (Dave) Utzinger of Otsego, MN and Carol (Mike) Lane of Minneapolis, MN, nine grandchildren, and three sis- ters, Irene (Bart) Hankey of Park River, ND, Kathryn (Jim) Hayden of Crystal Lake, IL, and JoAnne (Bill) Pierce of Canton, CT. She was preceded in death by her par- ents and a sister. Music was an important part of Lorraine's life. She sang with sev- eral different music groups throughout her younger life, and was a long-time member of the choir at St. Francis Catholic Church in Rochester. She enjoyed sports, especially those that her grandchildren participated in, and Minnesota Gopher Basketball. Memorials are suggested to Season's Hospice of Rochester or the American Lung Association. Macken Funeral Home is han- dling the arrangements, and online condolences are welcome at I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who acknowledged my 9Oth Birth- day in one way or another. I feel truly blessed to live in such a caring commu- nity and be able to be in my own home. God Bless You All!! Margarette Haave Large Outdoor Display Beautifully Handcrafted Custom Designs Friendly Personal Service North on Hwy 220 East Grand Forks 218-773-7461 ()pen Weekdays 8-5 Evening itnd Weekends By ApF~ointnrenr Jim James Richard Gustafson, 82, of Fergus Falls, died Thursday, Septem- ber 12, 2013, at Pio- neerCare in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, where he recently be- came a resident. He was born on December 29, 1929 near Park River in Kensington Town- ship, Walsh County, North Dakota, the son of Martin Andrew & Borghild (Evenson) Gustafson. Jim joined the US Army in October of 1950 and was discharged in November of 1954. While in the service he was stationed at Camp Cook, Ca Japan, Korea and Germany, and was discharged in November of 1954. Jim lived in California for many years, where he worked as a farm hand, and came to Minnesota in 1996. For several years he resided in Mankato living at Cedar Haven. While in Mankato he belonged to the VFW, AA, the Evangelical Covenant Church, and was a for- mer member of Calvary Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking and dancing. Gustafson Preceding him in death were his par- ents, two wives, and eight siblings, Muriel, Rhonda, Fern, Clara, Edith, Marlene, LeRoy and Francis. Survivors in- clude his son, Steven Gustafson, daughter, Sonja (Jerry) Hart, all of Las Vegas NV, and daughter Susan Fish of White Bear Lake and their families; one sister, Phyllis "Rose- mary" Finneman of Nebraska, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are friends Marcy & George Door of Fergus Falls. Memorials are preferred to the Veterans Service Organization or the donor's choice. Visitation: One hour prior to the service at PioneerCare Memorial Service: 1 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2013, at PioneerCare Chapel in Fergus Falls Clergy: Chaplain Harry Olson Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at The family of Alice Karas would like to give a heartful thank you to all our family and friends during the illness and passing of our mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother. Thank you for all the food brought, all the phone calls, prayers and support. A special thank you to Father Prasad Marneni, Father Tim Schroeder and Father Steve Meyer for all the prayers, blessings and support and for of- ficiating at the funeral mass. We also want to thank Dr. Hafeez, Dr. Kotnik and all the staff at the Grafton Family Clinic and the staff of the Unity Medical Center. Thank you staff of the Lutheran Sunset home and Hospice. You all gave Alice such great care to the end of her journey. Thank you St. Josephs Alter Society for bringing and serving the delicious funeral lunch. Once again, thank you everyone for you kindness and support. The family of Alice Karas Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg. Sunday.: 9:15 Worship at Trinity 10:30 Worship Vikur Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday.: 9:15 Worship Tue: 9:30 Womens Bible Study St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 8:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin ( 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.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 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10 a.m. Worship 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, Rural Hoople Sunday, Sept. 22-10:00 AM Services J0el Hylden speaking - coffee and fel- lowship following. Park Center Lutheran Church Rural Hoople is sponsoring an Ice Cream Social on Sunday September 22, 2013 2:30 pm Free "Gaither Style" concert featuring local artists Free Will Offering to benefit Cemetery upkeep, Come and bring your friends for a fun afternoon. Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 10:30 a.m. coffee and fellowship, 11:00 a.m. worship service, Wednesday 6:00p.m. Confirmation class, 7:00p.m. WinGS, 7:00 Youth Group, "See You at the Pole" at Park River Public School. Wednesday, Sep- tember 25th, 7:00p.m. 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 Ministry 6:20 PM Wednesdays. Prayer & Bible study Wednesdays at 7 PM Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship F IRSTUNffED & Insurance 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 to efsonfuneralhome, corn Farmers Union Insurance Co. Dwight Byron~Jay Thompson OFFICE: 284-6955/ wy/TEas Park River BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH/ CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 TODAYI. rco G qo3, tan 301 Co. 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