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Page 2 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 Helen Moe Helen Moe, age 92 ofEdinburg, ND passed away Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Good Samar- itan Center of Park River. Helen Sveen was born May 21, 1922 in Penn, ND, the daughter of the late John and Magdale- na (Anderson) Sveen. She gradu- ated from High School in 1941 and attended Mayville State Teacher's College from 1941 to 1943, re- ceiving her Teacher's Certificate. She began working at Highland School, Nekoma and her last school was Dundee School. She taught at six schools in North Dakota and six schools in Minnesota, mainly teach- ing third grade. Helen was united in marriage to Edward Mac on De- cember 26, 1950 in Edinburg, ND. The couple made their home on the family farm where Helen stayed home to raise her four sons. They continued to make their home on the family farm until Edward moved to the Good Samaritan Center and He- len moved into Park River. She lat- er moved to the Good Samaritan Center. She was a member of the Trin- ity Lutheran Church, Hvideso Lutheran Church and WELCA and was a founding member of the Ed- inburg Legion Aux- iliary. Helen is survived by her sons: Loren (Debbie) Moe, Ed- inburg, ND; Leslie (Linda) Moe, West Fargo, ND; Roger (Connie) Moe, Park River, ND; daughter- in-law, Dawn Moe, Grand Forks, ND; brother, John "Nic" (Maxine) Sveen, Jr.; numerous grandchil- dren and great grandchildren. Sev- eral nieces and nephews also sur- vive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward, son Lyle, a grandson and siblings: Ernest and Hazel. Funeral Services will be Monday, December 15, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Edin- burg, ND. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Edinburg, ND. The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Good Samaritan Center and for being a part of her life. An online guestbookis available at www.tollefsonfuneralhome,com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of the arrange- ments. This week's Front Pa_qe Life: Alisha Smith 0-r) Bailey Seim and a excited Luke Shirek awalttheir turn on the sge of the Park River Elementary Christmas Concert. Then the angel said to her, Do not be , afraid, Mary,for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. LUKE 1:30,31 Italian Girl (1889) by Mary Cassatt 2014 by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. Dennis E. Skotheim Dennis E, Sko- rheim, 87 of Park River and formerly of Adams, ND passed away on Saturday, Decem- ber 13, 2014 of cancer, peacefully at home with his family at his side. Dennis Everett Skorheim was born Sept. 2, 1927 in Dwight, ND the son of the late Ole Henry (H.O.) and Tilda (Johnson) Skorheim. He lived in Dwight until 1935 when the family moved to the Haft Farm near Adams, ND. He at- tended Haft School District #70 until the 8th grade and graduated from Adams Public School in 1945. From 1946 till the fall of 1950 he worked for Hendriekson Construction Company of Adams, ND. On Dec. 3, 1950 he entered the United States Army, serving in Korea from April 1951 to March of 1952 with the 31 st Infantry, dis- charging in Oct. 1952 with the rank of Staff Sgt. Serving his country was the one thing he was very proud of and we should all be glad to live in this country and to remember all those who gave their lives so you can enjoy yours. Dennis went into a farming part- nership with his brother Bud for. 30 years. They raised small grains and milked on the average 75 dairy cows. He later farmed with his son Dennis for ten years after the partnership dissolved. He mar- ried Frances (Bogstie) White on Feb. 14, 1956. They were married for 33 years. After the death of Fran he married Areola (Bjorg) Evje on Dec. 4, 1993. The couple made their home in Park River during the summer months and winter months in Apache Wells, Mesa, AZ until 2013. Dennis was very proud of be- ing a life member of the Qualley- Council all his life, Adams School Board for 12 years, Livestock Associa- tion, Dairy Herd Organization, Walsh County Fair Board, Hillcrest Golf Club, Adams Bowling Alley, just to name a few. He enjoyed serving his community. We have so many treas- ured memories of our dear father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle and will hold them in our hearts forever. He is survived by his wife, Arnola of Park River, ND; son Dennis (Julie), Adams, ND; daughters: Deborah (Charles) No- vak, Lankin, ND; Denise (John) Bata, Adams, ND; Rit, (rtonald) Beneda, Park River, ND; Mary Skorheim (Fianc6 Todd Heffta), Grand Forks, ND; daughter-in- law, Jill Skorheim, Park River, ND. 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and two on the way, two step-sons: Bruce (Susan) Evje, Carston, RI; Brant Evje, Fairdale, ND; three step grand- children; brothers: Harvey Sko- rheim, Hutchinson, MN; Ray- mond (Viola) Skorheim, Minot, ND; Donald Skorheim, Grafton, ND; sister-in-law, Verna Delle Skorheim, Park River, ND; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his par- ents, wife Frances, son Steve, brothers: Kenneth and Bud and sisters-in-law, Helen and Thelma and Doris. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Mountain Luther- an Church of Adams, ND. Visi- tation was Monday from 5:30- 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funer- al Home of Park River. Interment will be at Hoff Dvorak American Legion and,Ce,..metery, ruralAdams. building the Veterans Memorial Military tes will beprided by' Wall in Adams. He was Ougi., tfie'Qualley-Dvfrak American standing Young Farmer in 1958! Legion and the North Dakota Na- He loved being a 4-H Leadex for tional Guard Honor Guard. over 20 years. He was very in- strumental in getting the Haft School District #70 on the Na- tional Register and refurbishing it. , He served on many boards, such as the Haft Lutheran Church An online guest book is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Have a really B( thank you? 11 We can help. Call the Press at 284.6333 Henry Geozge ]_.arson Henry George Larson of Harlin- gen, TX, and for- merly of Park River, passed away of heart failure Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at Harlin- gen Medical Cen- ter. Henry Larson was born June 27, 1938, in Pembina, ND to Roy H. and Antoinette (Compeau) Larson. He was raised in St. Thomas. As a youth he was an altar boy at the St. Thomas Catholic and worked at the former Gust Mercantile Store. Following high school he served with the U.S. Marines. After moving to Park River, he was employed by Larson Truck- ing (Gene and Nell), was forman for Park River Potato Co. and manager of J.R. Simplot potato warehouse facility in Park River. In the late 1970s he became owner/operator of his own long haul trucking business. He retired in 2000 and moved permanently to Harlingen in 2004. He is survived by his son, Mark (Julia); grandchil- dren, Stephanie, Kayla, Alyssa and Joshua and great grandson, Damien Richards, all of Shakopee, MN; sis- ter, Ann (Harlan) Thompson of Grafton and Alamo, TX; brother, Randy (Jane) of Grand Haven, MI; friends, Edith Palmer of Harlin- gen and Linda E. Larson of Park River, sister-in-law, Jean Larson of Grafton and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frances, Roy Jr., Edward, Donald and Den- nis and sisters, Joyce Mattson, Lois Chounard, Eileen Siewert. A Celebration of Life planned by Linda E Larson, Mark Larson, Edie Palmer and Harlan and Ann Thompson was held December 1 in Harlingen. Heavenly Grace Mortuary of Harlingen was in charge of arrangements. Betty E Holth Betty F. Holth, age 83 of Inver Grove Heights, MN and formerly of Fairdale,. ND passed away on Wednesday in In- ver Grove Heights. Betty F. John- son was born De- cember 6, 1931 near Lama, ND the daughter of the late Fred and Emma (Melland) Johnson. She attended rural schools near Lama. Betty was united in mar- riage to Richard Holth on June 24, 1951 in Edmore, ND. The couple lived and farmed near Fairdale. He passed awayon July 30, 19852 Betty workedat the Good Samaritan Center in Os- nabrock and later worked for Hospice. In 2010 she moved into assisted living and was last living in Inver Grove Heights, MN. She was a member bf Our Re- deemer's Lutheran Church and WELCA and the Fairdale Booster Club. She enjoyed Square Dancing and doing ce- ramics. Betty is survived by her chil- dren: Debra (Wayne) Flack, Wah- peton, ND; Wayne (Gayle) Holth, Fairdale, ND; Janelle (Wayne) Waslaski, Inver Grove Heights, MN; Pam (Mike) Kratochvil, Lankin, ND; nine grand- children and seven great grandchil- dren. Several nieces and nephews also sur- vive. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sisters: Gladys Haraseth and Dorothy Haraseth. Funeralservices were held Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:0 0A.M. at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church of Fairdale. Vis- itation was Sun_day from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Interment will be at the Sil- vesta Lutheran Cemetery, rural Fairdale. An online guest book is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. - Walsh County Press Church Directory Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 pm. Worship Borg. Sunday: 9:15 Worship at Trinity 10:30 Worship Vikur. 9:15 Sunday School Tdnity 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 pm. St Josephts Catholic Church. Lankin (www.plbldparish.org0 Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sis. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 8:30 a.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 am., Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.. Thursday: 7 a,m. St Bdgid 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 Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10 am. Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday School stating at 9 AM. Church services at 10AM 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) Apostolic Faith Church, Park River Services at the Park River City Building Meeting Room on Sundays at 6pm Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Wednesday: 6 pm Confirmation class 7pm. WinGS, 7 pm Youth Bible Study, 7 pm Adult Bible Study. Sunday: 9:45a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11):30a.rr. Coffee and fellowship 11:00a.m. 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 Bethel Baplist 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.) Haft Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Fairclale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship % FIIRsT UNITED "Bank & 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 Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay ThompsonDwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955 H. IE,. ParkRiver BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $,,qO. O0 ,,,1 MONTI-I! CALL THE PnESS 84-6333 TODAY. t (;txl . ;.illltlrl Jail (L) S,cict ..... 301 Co. 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