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PAGE 2 THE PRESS NOVEMBER 6, 2013 Florenz Anne (Teeny) (Ferguson) Swanke Florenz Anne (Teeny) (Ferguson) Swanke died on 24 October 2013 at age 95 at home after complications from a stroke. She was born in Park River, ND on 12 September i918. She attended first the city high school, and when that closed ("Park River had no money during the Great Depres- sion") after her freshman year, she transferred to the County high school, also in Park River. ("Kids today don't realize we had to go to school on Saturday, too!") She enjoyed going to dances in Park River and the surrounding com- munities. She changed the spelling of her birth name, Florence, because "I wanted something different". She became "Florenz" even though "that's the boy's spelling, like Flo- renz Zigfield of the Zigfield Fol- lies." She began her UND studies as a Flickertail, but graduated fi'om the College of Education as a Sioux. She taught school (Math, Social Studies, and Science) in Clyde, ND where "I was paid in vouchers that could not be cashed immediately without incurring a discount." She later worked in the Glenn L. Mar- fin "Bomber Plant" in Omaha with her sisters, Kay and Toody. ("but I worked in the office, so I wasn't Rosie the Riveter!") before mar- rying C. Francis Swanke in a mil- itary ceremony in Brownwood, Texas (Camp Bowie) during WWII. After the war she taught science and social studies at Napoleon, ND. She returned to college for a Master's degree at NDSU in Home Economics and gave birth to her only child, Schurkey. She taught one year at Detroit Lakes, MN before moving to Grand Forks in 1962. She taught Home Economics at Schroeder Junior High (now Mid- dle School) from 1963 through 1980, and then retired after 30 years of teaching. In "retirement" she cared for her mother full-time, and cared for her older sister Mil- ly, older brother Harry, and her aunt Annie O'Brien each for a short time. Teeny could be counted upon to look after children as an occasional "baby-sitter". Tee- ny also cat- and dog-sat for family members. Teeny therefore spent a lifetime caring for young kids, school-age kids, old kids, and fur-kids. She was a char- ter member of the Federated Women's Club in Grand Forks, and was active in it until it disbanded. Teeny was the fourth of eleven children of John and Violet Fer- guson. Kathryn (Kay) Bach Johnson Dluhus, one step-child Albert Harry Ferguson (m. Florence) Mildred (Milly) Gullickson, three children, Marlowe, Loydine, Glenn Florenz (Teeny) Margaret (Toody) Jenson Dager- man, three children, Katlmjn, Joan, John Loretta (Lou) Stutsman, four children, Anne, Jack, Jay, Jean David (Dave) Ferguson (m. Thelma), four children Pat, Jill, Paula, Doug William (Bill) Ferguson (m. Lois), six children Paul, David, Laurie, Wayne, Susan, Sandra John (Joe) Ferguson (m. Lois), four children Barbara, Annlouise, Doris, Joe and two siblings that died very young, Edith and Marvin Teeny is survived by three sib- lings, Loretta, David, and Bill; her son Schurkey (m. Annalisa), many loving neices and nephews, Paige Ferguson "Special Grand- daughter", many great and great- great nieces and nephews, and her ex-husband C. Francis Swanke. • A memorial service is planned for the Hampton Inn, Grand Forks, on November 9th at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Community Violence Intervention Center, the Grand Forks Senior Center, http://gfse- Have a really [])O thank you? We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 Grace Berdahl Grace Berdahl, age 92, of Park River, ND, and formerly of Fordville, ND, passed away Thursday, Oc- tober 31, 2013 at the Good Samaritan So- ciety-Park River. Grace was born January 1, 1921 at Conway, ND, the daughter of Edward and Katherine (Mur- ray) Meagher. She was raised and grew to womanhood in the Fordville-Conway area. She received her public education at ru- ral Conway. Grace married Erwin Berdahl on November 10, 1949 at Pisek, ND. Grace worked for the Fordville Grain in Fordville for many years. Surviving members of her fam- ily include her children: Kay Kreklau, Drayton; Edward (Rose- mary) Berdahl, Horace and Rose Iverson, Grand Forks; Grandchil- dren: Christopher Kreklau, Nicole I_arson, Leah (Tim) Ososki, Jeremy (Nicole) Linstad, Jason Iverson, Jennifer Iverson, Joni Nelson and Jessica Iverson; Great Grandchil- dren: Alexis Kreklau, Trevor Kreklau, Paxton Kreklau, Morgan Linstad, Riley Linstad, Kendal Linstad, Mason Nelson, Garrett Nelson, Chloe Nelson, Hannah Nelson, Ryder New- man and Angel Newman; Sister: Irene Alme, Shelby, MT. She was preced- ed in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law: Mark Kreklau; grandchil- dren: Tonia Kreklau, Joshua Iverson; great grand- daughter: Addison Grace Kreklau; brothers: Wallace and George; and sisters: Agnes and Rose. MEMORIAL MASS: Mon- day, November 4,2013 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Park River, ND VISITATION: One hour prior to the service in the church Mon- day. BURIAL: St. Mark's Catholic Cemetery, Conway, ND. BAKKE FUNERAL HOME, FORDVILLE, ND Online guestbook: www.bakke- Celebrant will be Rev. Father Gary Luiten. Music selections will be provided by Darla Sheldon as the Pianist and Betty Koenig, Soloist. Honorary Pallbearers will be All of Grace's Family and Friends. First Care Health Center's Nov. Schedule Dr. Mandi Johnson ......................... Nov. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 29-30 Dr. Baig, Gastroenterologist ....................................... Nov. 13, 27 (Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Hepatic Consults) Dr. Khokha, Surgeon ................ Weeks of Nov. 14th, & Nov. 28th Dr. Ronald Brockman, Ophthalmologist ........................... Nov. 19 Audiocare AM - Brenda Haugen...!. ..................................... Nov. 26 Wakefield Hearing Center 9 AM - 5 PM ............................ Nov. 19 Richard Wakefield, BCHIS Mammograms, Digital: 9:15 AM---4:00 PM ............... Nov. 13, 27 Foot Care Clinic 9AM - 2PM ............................................ Nov. 20 Nuclear Medicine ............................................................. Nov. 21 Cristtna  Bta, Dietitian. ::......'....: ........ i ..... i  ...... i... Every Wed nesday Mental i-:lealth Therapists--  '  SihbadUnsWorth, ...... , ..... MA .................................... EVery Wednesday & Friday Tina Dvergsten, Counseling Intern .................................... Every Thursday C T Scans available daily MRISlevery Thursday Ultrasounds--every Monday and Thursday DEXA Scans- Bone Density MeasurementmWed. & Friday (Must have a health provider orders) Call 284-7555 for an appointment --- First Care Health Center  Park River, ND Professional Care With A Personal Touch! Elaine j. Florence Elaine J. Florence, age 78 of Crystal, ND passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at her home in Crystal. Elaine J. Rike was born January 28, 1935 in Edinburg, ND, the daughter of the late Theodore and Alma (Lund- gren) Rike. She grew up and attend- ed school there, graduating from Gardar High School. She was united in marriage to Gerald Ed- ward Florence in April of 1954 in Edinburg, ND. The couple made their home there for several years before moving to California. He passed away in 1971 and she be- gan living with her daughter in Washington. She later attended cosmetology school in Concord, CA, and lived and worked in var- ious places in California and Washington. She retired from care taking and cosmetology in 2004 and moved back to North Dako- ta to be closer to her daughter. She was a former member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Ed- inburg. Elaine is survived by her chil- dren: Joan (Corey Sapa) Curry, Crystal, ND, Dale Florence, Fort Collins, CO, grand- sons: Daniel Curry, Robert (Christine) Curry, Matthew Florence, great granddaughter AmyLee Curry, sis- ters: Evelyn Rike, Crystal, ND, Thel- ma (Don) Kurtz, Mesa, AZ, Ardis Rike, Granger, TX, and brothers: Larry (Alva) Rike, Mesa, AZ, and Bobby (Audrey) Rike, Mesa, AZ. She was pre- ceded in death by her parents, hus- band, son Edward Florence, broth- ers Jerome Rike, Vernon Rike, and twin sister Eleanor Walski. Memorial service were held Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Lutheran Church of Hoople. Visitation was for one hour prior to the service. Inurement will be at the Trin- ity Lutheran Cemetery of Edin- burg. An online guestbook is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrange- ments. 162.25 ACRES WALSH COUNTY, ND LAND AUCTION IId t t q#'l, |'tl , [ovzq =in,i ,= I -=.Z0111g- -- i Wffor v= ;- This land features 162.25 +/- aaes with 12S.64 acres of excellent cropland with established yields and 7.4 acres of CRP along the Forest River. An additional 18.6 acres of expired CRP couM also be converted to potential, fertile cropland. Property has Soil Productivity Indexes in the 80s up to 90 and is available for the 2014 crop year. Bob Pifer 701.371.8538 bob@pifers.¢om Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. Worship Borg: Sunday.: 9:15 Worship at Trinity 10:30 Worship Vikur 9:15 Sunday School Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday.: 9:15 Worship* 10:15 Sunday School Tue: 9:30 Grafton Pastors Conference St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 10:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin ( Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 8:30 a.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 Calholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m, Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.. Monday & Friday: 7 am.. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutherm 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, VeseleyYille • 10 a.m. St. Mary's, Park River Federated Church Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship (FordvIle) • 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Park River), 10:45 a.n. Worship (Park River) Park Center Lutheran Church, Rural Hoople Sunday, Nov. 10-10:00 AM Services Joel Hylden speaking- Pot luck following service with annual meeting following dinner. Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:45a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 10:30a m coffee and fellow- ship,1 l:00a.m. Worship service; Wednesday 6:00p.m. Confirmation class, 7:00p.m. WinGS, 7:00 p.m. Youth Group, 7:00p.m.Adult Bible Study November 17th: New Members Sunday and Harvest Festival with pot-luck dinner after worship. Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg Sunday: 9 a.m. Church Services/10:15 am. 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 Tuesdays at 4 PM Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship IRST UNITED nk&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, corn / 1 403 Bnggs Ave. So., P.O. Box 49, Park River, N.D. 58270 Phone: (701) 2846333. FAX: (701) 284£/991 E-mail: wcpress@g01arc0mm.c0m / / Farmers Union Insurance Co. Dwight ByronJay Thompson OFFICE: 284-6955Hwy. 17eas,. ,.rkRiver BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH/ CALL THE PRESS 284-6333 TODAY! G.qo!_. ,'.,., smantan 301 Co. 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Nordmark Publishing Publisher 140 Viking Dr., Rugby, ND 58368 Allison Climb Editor-in Chief Brook Slebodnik Office Manager Larry Biri Freelance Photographer Policy on Corrections Any error should be reported immediately. Please check the accuracy of your advertisement the first day of insertion. The Walsh County Press will offer a free reprint in the event of an internal error. BUSINESS HOLS The Walsh County Press is open from 9:30 am. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Submission deadline is Thursday at noon. Phone 701-284-6333 • Fax 701-284-6091 • Email: wcpress@polarcomm.eom LwrrnPJAlA VOICES POLICY The Walsh County Press will accept letters to the editor and other submissions on issue of public interest. To be published, letter/article must: - Be signed and include your address. Unsigned letters will not be considered. Letters may not be used to thank specific people or organizations• - The Walsh County Press reserves the right to shorten letters, edit out factual errors and reject those deemed libelous, in poor taste or of a personal nature. - The Walsh County Press will not run letters from the same author two weeks in a row. All opinions expressed are those of the author and do not represent the opinions of The Walsh County Press• i l, i 1 mLfr. - Be legible. - Preference will be given to letters from the Walsh County area. Letters from outside the area will be considered if they are of sufficient interest• Official newspaper of the City of Park River, the City of Edinburg, the schools of Park River, and the schools of Valley-Edinburg.