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PAGE 2 THE PRESS NOVEMBER 27, 2013 i Iola 'Dilly' Larson Iola "Dilly" Lenore Larson, age 99, of Grafton, passed away at home on Saturday, November 23, 2013 after a short time in Hospice Care. She was born on October 12, 1914, in Redfield, S.D. to Robert and Minnie Pearl (Havens) Dill- worth. At the age of four her fam- ily moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and at the age of 16, she and her mother accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior at the Seventh Day Adventist Church their fami- ly attended. This decision marked the beginning of a strong faith in God that set the direction and course of Iola's entire life. After graduating from high school, Iola sold items door-to- door to earn money for college, pulling a wagon up and down the streets. She left Nebraska in 1934 to attend college at the Chicago Evangelistic Institute, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Sacred Literature in 1939. Following grad- nation, she worked in a Children's Home in Everett, Washington for one year and became engaged to fellow C.E,I. student, Emest M. Lar- son, from Park River, ND. They were married in Chicago on August 22, 1940 where Ernest taught piano. In the fall of 1941, the newly- weds moved back to the OlafLar- son family farm in rural Park Riv- er. Emie gave his wife her nickname of"Dilly" when his family kept get- ting Iola's name mixed up with the name of Emie's sister, Viola. "Let's just call you Dilly," he said, and the name stuck. Their first child, Cathie, was born at this Happy Home Farm in 1942. Next they moved to their own place at the Campbell farm and later to the Widme farm where both Randy and Nedra were born in 1945 and 1947 respective- ly. In 1948 Dilly and Ernest moved to a farm in rural Grafton and attended the Unit- ed Methodist Church of Hoople where Emie was organist. In 1949 they joined the Federated Church in Grafton where they at- tended for the next 23 years. Ernie again was the organist and Dilly taught Sunday School and DVBS. Their fourth and last child, Cyndee, was born in 1950. In 1957 Dilly began working at what was formerly called the State School for the Mentally Retarded, first in the Sunset Building and lat- er in the North B building. After tak- ing some time off to care for her bed-ridden father-in-law, OlafLar- son, Dilly returned to the State School, retiring in February 1972, completing a total of 24 yeats as an employee. In August of 1972 the couple spent one year in Minneapolis, Minnesota before returning for a brief time to their Grafton farm in 1973. In June of 1974 the couple made a permanent move to Min- neapolis beginning a whole new chapter in their lives. They built their dream home in 1977, complete with an in-house piano teaching stu- dio for Ernie. Dilly worked at sev- eral different jobs for the next 14 years, including the Sharpies Coat Fac- tory and the 3M Company. Ernie passed away from a heart attack in 1980 after 39 yrs. of marriage. Dilly continued to live and work in Minneapolis until 1988 when she moved back to her farm in na'al Grafton at the age of 73. Fi- nally retired, some of her joys in life were weeding the tree rows, gar- dening, working in her many flower beds, going for long walks on County Road 6, embroidering, at- tending Bible Study, and--we mustn't forget--climbing trees! She attended Bethel Free Lutheran Church from 1998 to 2005, where she became known as the "Amen" lady. Currently she was a member of the Grafton Assembly of God Church. With her children and grand- children spread across the globe, Dilly loved to travel, not missing any of her grandchildren's wed- dings. She visited her two mis- sionary daughters and their families in Brazil, making six trips between 1972 and 2005. She also loved spending time with her son and family in New York, endearing herself to the members of the church he pastors. In later years she enjoyed many winters in Florida with her daughter, Cathie, who re- tired from Brazil in 1992. Dilly loved nature: flowers, trees, leaves, rocks, and shells. She Maynard Arnold Axvig enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, puzzles, reading, playing the piano, cats, and collecting dolls, dishes, and stuffed animals. Her pies and sticky buns were family favorites. She is most remembered for her faith in God and her sweet spir- it and all- encompassing love for everyone. No one was a stranger to her. She lived for her family, now numbering 63 people. Her many prayers of intercession for each one will truly be missed. Dilly is survived by her four chil- dren: Cathie (Arlin) Harder, Mia- mi, Florida; Randy (Pat) Larson, Long Island, NY; Nedra (Pat) Dugan, Sad Leopoldo, Brazil; and Cyndee (Larry) Ditzer, Grafton; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, 29 great-grandchildren, one brother, Tom Dillworth of Ohio, and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, John, Paul, Robert and Harvey, and her 14-year- old granddaughter, Wen- di Larson. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at 10:30 am at the Gmfton Assembly of God Church. Visitation is Tues- day from 5-7 pm with a family serv- ice at 7 pm at the Assembly of God Church, 1593 Griggs Ave. Friends may call at the church on Wednes- day for one hour prior to the serv- ice. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River. An online guest book is available at The Tollefson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Maynard Arnold Axvig, for- merly of the Adams-Edinburg area, passed away in Southem California on November 12, 2013, at the age of 75. Maynard was born in North Dakota, to Alfred and Lavina Axvig. He was raised on a farm in rural Edinburg and was a gradu- ate of Walsh County Ag School. After graduation, he moved to Seattle, Washington, to work for Boeing. He returned to North Dakota to farm with his wife Nancy for 3 years. They moved to California, where he resided until his death. He worked in the fastener indus- try for 40 years before retiring. He was actively involved in his church, enjoyed traveling and took pleasure in woodworking. He particularly enjoyed visiting North Dakota. Maynard is survived by his wife, Nancy, and daughters, Dcbi, (Doug) Howe and Donna (Brad) Bailey. He was also the proud grandfather of twin boys, Cole and Blake Bailey. Maynard is sur- vived by 5 sisters and 2 brothers: Muriel Bakken, Alva Brown, Marion Troftgruben, Erna Frank, Lorna Pesek, Gene Axvig and Owen Hughes. He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers: James, Kermit, Donald (Marcy) and Ernest Axvig. He leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast ,|L t u.rl tf help, ptmhycJtw fmr ;t}nal bul,t m, whit'h aui rTmLit:ally diefl ; Lif l#lH Ccn .r, Trained Pcrsonal Response Associates who havc instant acccss your pcrtincnt information wilt contact you immediately to see what help you ne . Even you can't answer, eline will send the t elp you need i ght away and 4II to[Io , up to ensure that help did arrive and you at'H, he, irlg car'Hd [cm Gtmd S,.'~,n;~itan ~rnpuz Lyle M. Lyle M. Fedje, 85, of Hoople, ND passed away Sun- day, November 17, 2013, at Woodside Village, Grand Forks, ND. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, No- vember 20, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, Hoople. Vis- itation was held Tuesday, November 19th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Burial will be held in the Hoople Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, me- morials are preferred to the Hoople Cemetery, Borg Home of Mountain, ND, or charity of choice. Lyle was born on July 14, 1928, at Grafton, ND to Edwin and Lily Mae (Travers) Fedje. He grew up in the Hoople area where he attended school. Lyle farmed in the Hoople area and later worked for the North Dakota State Seed Department for 27 years as a po- tato inspector. On October 28, 1951, he mar- fled Eleanor Momerak at Golden Valley Lutheran in rural Park River, ND. Eleanor passed away on January 31, 1981. He later mar- Fedje ried Fern Peterson on June 24, 1995, at Cavalier, ND. Fern passed away on March 31, 2013. He was a mem- ber of the Hoople Volunteer Fire De- partment for 35 years, the Hoople Ambulance Service and served on the First Lutheran Church Council. Things he enjoyed were taking care of the fire trucks, having cof- fee with his friends and loved feeding the birds. Survivors include his children: Allen (Penny) Fedje, Grenville, SD, Lowell Fedje, Hoople, ND, Susan(Bruce) Otto, Crystal, ND, Linda (Earl) Otto, Crystal, ND; step-children: Arnold (Sandra) Peterson, Cavalier, Mary (Rick) English, Grafton, ND; sisters: Geraldine (Hagen) Grommesh, Fargo, ND, Earlyce (Lloyd) Plad- son, Pelican Rapids, MN, Joyce (LaVoy) Olson, Hoople; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grand- children. Also preceding him in death were his parents. Online guestbook at www. askewfuneralhome. com First Care Health Center's Dec. Schedule Dr. Mandi Johnson ............................. Dec. 2, 10-11, 17-18, 27-30 Dr. Baig, Gastroenterologist ....................................... Dec. 11, 18 (Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Hepatic Consults) Dr. Khokha, Surgeon ................. Weeks of Dec. 12th & Dec. 26th Dr. Ronald Brockman, Ophthalmologist ............................. Dec. 3 Audiocare AM - Brenda Haugen .......................................... Dec. 31 Wakefield Hearing Center 9 AM - 5 PM ............................ Dec. 17 Richard Wakefield, BCHIS Mammograms, Digital: 9:15 AM--4:00 PM ............... Dec. 11,24 Foot Care Clinic 9AM - 2PM ............................................. Dec. 18 Nuclear Medicine .... : ......................................................... Dec. 19 Christina Bata, Dietitian ........ :: .................................. Every Thursday Mental Health Therapists-- , .... Sinead Unsworth, MA .................................... Every Wednesday & Friday Tina Dvergsten, Counseling Intern ................................... Every Thursday C T Scans available daily MRIs--every Thursday Ultrasounds--every Monday and Thursday DEXA Scans- Bone Density Measurement--Wed. & Friday (Must have a health provider orders) Call 284-7555 for an appointment First Care Health Center Park River, ND Professional Care With A Persona/Touch[ rstca re h Thursday: Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain 2 p.m. Worship Borg. Sunday.: 9:15 Worship 10:30 Worship Vikur. 9:15 Sunday School at Tdnity Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday.: 9:15 Worship. 10:15 Sunday School Tue: 9:00 Women's Bible Study 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 Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.. Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.. Monday 7 a.m. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. & Friday: 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, 10:30Sunday 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) Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:45a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 10:30a.m. coffee and fellow- ship,11:00a.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 Sunday: Grace Free Lutheran Church, Edinburg 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. 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FAX: (701) 2840391 E-mail: The Walsh County Press, Inc. (U.S.ES. Pub. No. 665320) is published weekly on Wednesdays for $34.00 per year in Walsh County, $38.00 for out of county, $42.00 per year for the rest of North Dakota and out of state, from The Press building, Park River, North Dakota. Please allow 3 weeks to start new subscriptions or change of address (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 665-320) Periodicals postage paid at Park River, N.D., and additional mailing office POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Walsh County.Press, P.O. Box 49, Park River, ND 58270. Nordmark Publishing Publisher Brook Slebodnik Office Manager 140 Viking Dr., Rugby, ND 58368 Larry Bid Freelance Photographer Allison Olimb Editor-in Chief Official newspaper of the City of Park River, the City of 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. 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Letters from outside the area will be considered if they are of sofficient interest. Edinburg, the schools of Park River, and the schools of Valley-Edinburg.