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Page 2 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2015 By Heidi Collins planted in our lives. I ask you to PARK RIVER, N.D. -- To my carry that seed and plant it for the beloved Park River and Walsh good of others--for my dad. County, Drayton and communities I was blessed to be able to vis- around: I cherish the land of my it somewhat frequently these last roots---the physical land, the pep- years even though I live 1500 pie, the immense skies and lively miles away. I love my parents and winds, the colorful field--you are I love this community and my all very important to me and I pray times here are precious to me. As for you, longing for the richness of we have grown older, the trans- God's goodness and love and inti- parency and tenderness of our dad- macy with Him to fill any broken- dy-daughter relationship grew-- ness of heart and questions of eter- sharing important things grew--re- nity and wonderings of purpose on alizing God's reality and goodness this earth, grew. Dad would want precious re- As I'm sure most of you know lationships to grow for all of us. that on September lS, mydad, Mar- Would you let them grow--for vin Collins, went to be in a beau- dad? tiful eternity with our Creator with One of my favorite experiences all those who also know Him. over these years was to watch dad You were all a very important part come into a crowd of friends---past, of dad's life, and I wanted to share present, and future--and see his what was in my heart with those face light up, his hand outstretch who could not attend his "celebra- with a firm shake, and hear his tion homecoming." strong voice project a friendly, So, here is a tribute to my dad, sincere greeting. He loved--and Marvin Collins: still does--people. He was always To all of you--friends, family, looking for a new friend. And is Legionaires--my mom, sister, that any surprise? Dad's name, brother, and I want to thank you for Marvin, means "friend." God being a part of my dad's life and knew who His son Marvin was .... supporting him the way you have You are dad's friends. Would you been able, whether a thought, a live out the meaning of your name- prayer, a good word, a visit, time, -for dad--as he lived his? And if the finances, a call and even attending meaning is not what you expect this celebration of his life. would you ask God about it? Just I was reflecting on dad's life, as as in dad's life, God has a special, you do at times like this, and was purposeful meaning which may pondering a few of the beautiful not be clear, yet. All of God's chil- qualities that were part of dad's life. dren are precious to Him and your I was also considering how dad's name and identity is very signifi- lira, like each of ours, is like a seed; cant. And dad would want you to and as we know in the Red River live it FULLY! Valley, in order for a seed to grow, Dad was always ready to share it has to be put in the ground to die something to bring a laugh, whether so that it can bear fruit and contin- a story of life in the valley or from ue to flourish much more abun- the past or a hearty Ole and Lena dantly than it did as a single seed. joke. Dad liked to make people I would like to look at some of the laugh. Dad wanted to support oth- seeds of dad's life and ponder to- ers and bring positive experience to gether how these seeds might con- them. Would you with me, too, seek tinue to make a difference through to make other people's lives bet- you and I in the years ahead, ter--formy dad'? Here's to you, dad! Dad was a very hard worker-- You all know that my dad loved and not just a hard worker but a this community and state, and tbr worker with a desire to do a job that tlaat matter'Surro ding fates and was wefi2d3fir. He g itisfied to provinces, and that when he arrived see something that he created be in Park River with morn almost 50 done welk I asked him one time years ago, he planted himself and how much rebar he had to lay for contributed in many ways to see it a particular concrete project that he grow. i don't think there was one did. He told me that he could put time that dad ever considered mov- down a certain minimal amount if ing somewhere else. Once he was he wanted to, but that he wanted it here, he was here to stay and not to be strong and lasting so he in- just to eat chocolate bon-bons and creased the amount ofrebar and for- hang out. There is a lengthy list of tiffed the project. His priority ways dad gave himself during his life on earth. I think each of us (at Tribute to Dad the service) are here because ofhav- Asrl page 3 ing experienced one of those seeds Bonnie Mac Smrhugson Bonnie Mae Sturlaugson, age 80 of Park River, ND passed away on Fri- day, October 30, 2015 at First Care Health Center of Park River. Bonnie Mae Machart was born February 19, 1935 in Loma, ND the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Gurley) Machart. She attended school in Langdon, ND, graduating Valedictorian of the class of 1953. Bonnie was united in marriage to Lee Sturlaugson on June 14, 1953 in Langdon, ND. The couple made their home in the Minneapolis area while Lee finished Veterinary School. In 1955 the couple moved back to Langdon and lived there for a short time before moving to Lakota. In 1959 the couple moved to Park River where they established their Veterinary Clinic. In 1976 she started working as a bank teller for First State Bank. She worked her- self up to Insurance Agent for First State Insurance Agency and later First United Insurance Agency, re- firing in 1996. Bonnie was a member of the Federated Church and Federated Church Women Fellowship, the P.E.O. Chapter Q, and a former member of the Or- der of Eastern Star. She is survived by her children: Stephen (Wanda) Sturlaugson, Car- son, ND; Dr. Eric (Kim) Sturlaugson, Zimmerman, MN; Lea (John) Holm, Park River, ND; Kristi (Sam) Midgarden, Park River, ND; 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchil- dren and sister, Cordy (David) Strand, Aitkin, MN. She was pre- ceded in death by her parents, hus- band Lee on June 14, 2015, sisters: Eleanor, June and Marion and brothers: Don, Frank, Harold and Louis. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the Federated Church of Park River. Visitation was held Tuesday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Federat- ed Church. Friends may also call at the church on Wednesday tbr one hour prior to the service. 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 mxangements. Have a really thank you? We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 Lifeline The Leader In Personal Response andSupport Services How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast If you need help, push your personal help button, which.. utomatica!ly dials the Lifeline Response Center. Trained Perso a] Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent information will contact you immediately to see what help you need. Even if you can't answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right away and will follow-up to ensure that help did arrive and you are being cared for. : eiecy 284-7115 Park River PAItg Ra-vr~ Good Samaritan Campus E. Whamm Roberta E. Wharam, 90, of In- dianapolis, IN passed into her heavenly home on October 2, 2015. Her homecoming was both sudden and peaceful, Roberta was born in Belle Plaine, Iowa and lived in Iowa until 1959, moving to Devils Lake, ND, where she resided until 1990. In- diana had been her home since that time. Roberta is survived by her chil- dren, Trudy (Dayton) Molendorp, Indianapolis, IN; Glen (Vemie) Wharam, Park River, ND; Terry (Keith) Rae, Laurel, MT; Tracy (Bob) Blazek, Crookston, MN; 17 grandchildren and 29 great grandchil- dren. One sister, Reva (Chet) Fredin and three sisters-in- law, Ellen (Burt) Nelson, Audrey Huff and Helen Huff. Roberta was pre- ceded in death by Jack, her beloved husband of nearly 66 years, and her brothers, Dean Huff and Duane Huff. Services were held on Saturday, October 24th at Major Erickson Fu- neral Home in Mason City, Iowa. Visitation was at 10:00 am with service following at 11:00 aria. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon's Internation- al. I am speaking today in your hearing, that you may learn carefully__ 2015 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. I Front Page Life: The weather was cold, windy and rainy but J that didn't dampen the spirits of the Aggie student cheering I section. Kieran Sullivan and Kyden IViunoz found that hot J chocolate helped on this blustery Aggie playoff day. The boys J said, "R helps on the inside but we're still cold on the outside." J The annual meeting of Walsh Rural Water District will be held at 6:00 p.m. on November 17, 2015 at Marketplace on Eighth 43 East 8th Street, Grafton, ND RSVP required by Nov 11th. Call 352-3915 Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Wednesday: Confirmation 4:15-5:15pm at Trinity, 2:00pm Borg Worship, Sunday: t0:30 WORSHIP at Vikur, Sunday School at 9:15am Tuesday: 2:30pm Bible Study at Borg Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday.: Sunday 9:15 Worship (Communion), 10:15 a.m. Sunday School, 1:30 Quilt Auction at PRBC, Meal at 12:30, Tue: 9:00 Women's Bible Study St John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 10:30 p.m. St Joseph,s Catholic Church, Lanldn ( Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sis. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 8:30 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 Savi0ufs Lutheran Church, Park River 9:00 AM Service Sunday/Adult Study/Coffee 10:00 AM Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday School stating at 9 a.m.. Church services at 10 a.m. 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) Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Wednesday: 6:00 PM Confirmation, 7:00 Wings, 7:00 Youth Group Sunday: 9:45 AM Sunday School for all ages, 10:30 Coffee Fellowship, 11:00 Worship Service Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services / 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Every Thursday: 9 a.m. Bible Study Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural ,&,dams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Bethel Baptist Church, Park River Sunday: 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Fellowship. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6.'00 p.m.. Tuesday: Prayer & Bible study at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Park Center lutheran Church, Rural Hoople Nov. 8- 10:00 AM Joel Hylden speaking- Coffee and fellowship following service. 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