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I • PAGE 2 THE PRESS DECEMBER 19, 2012:: Gilfred Moen Gilfi-ed Moen, 85, of Perham, tbnnefly of Park River, ND, died Thursday, De- cember 13, 2012, at Perham Health. Gilt'red Duane Moen was born on December 3, 1927 in Edinburg, North Dakota, the son of Charlie and Anna (Nygard) Moen. He was baptized and con- firmed in the Zion Lutheran Church in Union, ND. Gil- fled attended Cotmtry School Tiber District #52, graduating from the Ed- inburg High School in 1945. Gilfi'ed and Pauline Moen were man%d on March 21, 1946 in Our Saviors Luthewal Church in Grafton, ND. He worked in farming and then started in the hlmber business, be- ing trained in Park River, ND, then managed yards in Forest Rivet; ND fbr eleven years, Park River tbr nine- teen years. He began employment with the Home Ltmlber Company in Stephen, MN, in sales, working with contractors. He transferred to St. Paul in 1984, retiring in 1991. After retirement, they lived on Ot- ter Tail Lake and wintered in Mesa, Arizona, where he was employed as a security guard. In 2010, Gilfred moved to the Perhmn Living Cen- ter. He enjoyed curling, golfing, fish- ing, playing cards, was an avid Minnesota Twins baseball and Min- nesota Vikings fan. He had served on the Midway School Board in For- est River, the Fire Department in Park River, had served on church boards and presently was a member of the ! Zion Lutheran Church ofAmor Gil- fred was a Shriner and a member of the Masons. Gilfred is sur- vived by a daughter, Marlys (Michael) Baumann of Otter Tail Lake, MN; son, Galyn (Wendy) Moen of Destin, Florida; four grand- children: Michelle (Dr. Aaron) Wright of West Fargo, ND, Mark (Dr. Amy) Baumann of Edmond, Oklahoma, Todd (Roma) Moen of Mesa, AZ, Tracey (David) Kunze of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and eight great-grandchildren. Gllfred is preceded in death by his pments, Charlie and Anna Moen; his wife, Pauline; and by two brothers, Arlin and Charles. Visitation: 2:30-3:30 PM Thurs- day at the Perham LMng Center and 5 - 7 PM, with a Prayer Service at 6:30 PM, at Zion Lutheran Church of Amor. The celebration of his life will be at 11 AM Friday, December 21, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church of Amor, with visitation continuing one hour prior to services. Interment: Zion Lutheran Ceme- tery of Amor, Minnesota Clergy: Rev. James Gronbeck and Rev. John Mickelson Glende-Nilson Funeral Home- Battle Lake, MN Online Condolences: Glende- Pearl A. Bennington Pearl A. Bennington, 84 of Park River, ND passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Essentia Health in Fargo. Pearl A. Erickson was born October 10, 1928 in Latona Township to the late Arthur and Ingeborg (Sjoberg) Erickson. She grew up and at- tended country school in Latona Township. Follow- ing her education she was united in mar- riage to Lee Ben- nington on January 26, 1952 at the Baptist Parsonage in Park River, ND. The couple made their home on the family farm near Park River /br several years before moving into Park River in 1967. She was a member of the Park River Federated Church. She enjoyed embroidery, knitting, can- dle wicking, collecting dolls and Dickens Villages. She also en- joyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Lee of Park River, children: Mark (Ruth) Bennington, Park River, ND, Ruth Ann (Owen) Melland, Hoople, ND, grandchildren: Jamie (Mari) Bennington, Park River, ND, Josh (Jerri) Bennington, Park River, ND, McKayla Bennington, Park River, ND, Justin Melland, Hoople, ND, Aaron Melland, Hoople, ND, great grandchild Paige Bennington, sib- lings: Marion West- ling, Bloomington, MN, Ruth (Bud) Ramsey, Park Riv- er, ND, Betty (Bill) Pith, Rushford, MN, Arlen Erick- son, Devils Lake, ND, and sister-in- law Mary Ann Er- ickson, Thief River Falls, MN. She was preced- ed in death by her parents, broth- er Arthur Erickson Jr., and brother-in-law Roy West- ling• Funeral services were held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 10:30 at the Park River Federat- ed Church. Visitation was Sunday fi'om 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 RM. at the Tollefson Funer- al Home of Park River• Intemmnt will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Park River. The family requests that no fra- grances be worn. An online guestbook is avail- able at: www.tollefsonfuneral- home.corn The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Have a really thank you? We can help. Call the Press at 284-6333 Olukayode S. Omotunde Olukayode S. Omotunde MD, age 68 of Park River, ND passed away on Wednesday, Decem- ber 12, 2012 at First Care Health Center of Park River. Olukayode S. Omotunde was bona June 18, 1944 in lkun-Ekiti, Nigeria, the son of the late Joseph. and Alice (Aina) Omotunde. He grew up and attenaded schools there. He graduated medical school from the Univelsity of Ibadan in Nigeria. He did his internship at StamIbrd Hospital in Connecticut, Residen- cy at Tufts University in Boston and Stony Brook University in North- port. He did his residency in plas- tic surgery at the Albany Medical Center. Following his training he re- turned to Nigeria to be the Princi- pal Medical Officer in Nigeria. Dr. Omotunde was united in marriage to Esther Arowobusoye on No- vember 27, 1971 at Ilorin, Nigeria. The couple returned to the United States and he had a private practice in Orangeburg, SC. The couple moved to Park River in 1989 and he had the Doc- tor's Clinic in Park River and was affil- iated with Unity Medical Center in Graflon. He joined dren: Omolara Omotunde-Oniwe, New York City, NY; Fumihilayo Orenuga, Raleigh, NC; Nike gig, New York City, NY; Babajide Omotunde, Nigeria; Ayokunle OInotunde, Nigeria; Kemi Omo- tunde-Byam, New York City, NY; Fisayo Omotunde, Park River, ND; Ifedayo Omotunde, Park River, ND; several grandchildren, one great grandchild; brother Drs. First Care Health Joshua and his wife Adeyinika Center in Park Riv- • Omotunde, Grafton, ND. Several er in 2006. Dr. Omo-..: rli.eegs, and nephews also survive tunde was Ctirrenti;:: ',=him. Hie was preceded in death by building a clinic in Ikun-Ekiti, ,,, tnarents and three sisters • . :  r-F- iT- , • Nigeria. ...... Ftmeral services were held Tues- HewasamemberoftheAmer- day, December 18, 2012 at 10:00 ican Medical Association, a Fellow A.M. at the Park River High School of the Royal College of Surgeons, a Fellow of American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of Internation- al College of Surgeons, a life mem- ber of the North Dakota Medical Association, he served as Director of the Walsh County EMS, served as Director of First Care Health Center and medical director of the Good Sanaaritan Center. Dr. Omotunde is survived by his wife Esther of Park River, ND; chil- Gymnasium. Interment will be in Ikun-Ekiti Nigeria. Memorials are suggested to the Sustainable Development for the Underprivileged Foundation at 116 Oakridge Place, P.O. Box 420, Park River, ND 58270. An online guestbook is available at: The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Leatrice Yvonne McGuigan Leatrice Yvonne McGuigan, 80, of North Muskegon, MI. passed away on December 7, 2012. The FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, De- cember 23rd at Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. MearsAve., White- hall, MI. VISITATION will be held at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Satur- day, December 22nd at Clock Fu- neral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall, M1. Leatrice Skjerven was born on May 28, 1932 in Park River, ND to William & Gudrun (Thorsteinson) Skjerven. She graduated from Park River Agricultural School and Val- ley City State Teacher's College. Leatrice taught school in Leonard, ND where she met her husband, James McGuigan. They married on June 27, 1954 in Park River. Leatrice and Jim moved to South Bend, IN , in 1962, where she taught for the South Bend School Corporation, and Head Start. They moved to Whitehall, Michigan in 1993 where Lea continued to edu- cate through volunteering at the lo- cal schools. While living in South Bend she was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and then Lebanon Lutheran Church in Whitehall, MI. Her love for North Dakota, her Norwegian heritage, books, edu- cation, and all things Notre Dame football ,was only surpassed by the love she felt for her 5 grandchildren. The amazing adults they have be- come is evidence of her influence in their lives. Leatrice is survived by her chil- dren, Mike (Jill VanWieren) McGuigan of Douglas, MI, Chris (Gary Neal) McGuigan of North Muskegon, MI, Pat (DeVon) Swihart of Mishawaka, IN, her grandchil- dren, Laulen (Nick Bailey) Swihart, Stephen Swihart, Catherine Neal, Alex Neal, and Lindsay Neal. Also, her brother, Richard (Carol Ann): 2 Skjerven, and many nieces and,: nephews. g She was preceded in deathby h husband Jim, her parents, a broth-:4, er WC Skjerven, and a sister, Don-t na Lou Chapman. ,' The family especially would like to thank the wonderfifl and caring folks of Life Circles at Tanglewood, for adding so much to the lives ofso? many, certainly our mom's and- ours. In lieu of flowers, MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS contributions may be made to Agewell Services at Tanglewood, 560 Selrfinole Rd., Muskegon, MI 49441, Lebanon Lutheran Church, 1101 S. Mears" Ave., Whitehall, MI, 49461 or Walk- "q er Public Library, 1522 Ruddiman Ave., North Muskegon, M149445. PRIVATE CONDOLENCES. may be sent by visiting http://www.clockfuneralhome-" Mary M. Votava Mary M. Votava (99) formerly of Graflon, ND passed away on December 8, 2012 at Valley E1- dercare in Grand Forks. ND. Mary Margaret Dvorak was born May 27, 1913 in Veseleyville, ND the daughter of Mary (Matejcek) and Adolph Dvorak. She was united in mar- riage to James E. Votava of Graffon on June 23, 1936 in Veseleyville. Mary and James operated a dairy farm in Grafton for many years. James died in 2003, She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oakwood and St. John's Catholic Church, Graflon, ND. Mary enjoyed gar- dening. She was known tbr her beautiful flowers. Mary M. Votava is survived by her children: Cyril (Mary Ann), Grand Forks, ND; Donald (Dar- lyne), Warren, MN; Richard (Mar- ion), Kent, Washington; Henry (Jan), New York City; Mary Ann Ring, Rochester, MN; David (Helen), Fargo, ND; Loretta Votava (Gary Arth), Sabin, MN; daugh- ter-in-law Patsy Votava; Grand Forks, ND; grand -- children, ,great grandchildren, great- great grandchildren; sister Dorolhy (Joim) Kosobud, Lankin, ND. She was pre- ceded in death by a son James F. Votava, somjrMaw: Bernard Ring; her brolhq!rs: dolph. Albert, Hubert, Henry:'-Leonard Dvorak and sisters: Rose Beneda, Anna Praska, Marcella Kalash. Mass of Christian Burial was ' held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, De- cember 13, 201:2 at  St. John's Catholic Church in Grafton. Visi- tation was one hour before the Mass on Thursday. Interment will be at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.- An online guestbook is available at: The Tollefson Funeral HOme of Grafton is in charge of the an'angements. Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p,m. Worship Borg. Sunday.: 10:30 a,m. Vikur 9:30 a.m, Sunday School Trinity Lutheran, Edinburg Tue: 9:30 Womens Bible Study. 9:15 a.m. Trinity 10:15 a.m. Sunday School St John's Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday 10:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin (www.plbtriparish.org0 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 & Friday: 7 a.m.. Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Park River Sun: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School/Coffee, 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) Our Redeemer's, Fairdale • Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: Church atl-l:0Oa.m Wednesday, December 19th Confirmation Class 6:00p.m.Youth Group Bible Study 7:00p.m. No WinGS. Sunday,December 23rd 10:30a.m. coffee and Fellowship 11:00a.m. Worship service No Sunday School Monday: December 24th 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candle light service. No WinGS or Youth Group Bible study until January 9, 2013. 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 Min- istry 6:20 PM Wednesdays. Prayer & Bible study Wednesdays at 7 PM Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Cadence Church Ministries, Park River ( Sunday, Dec. 30:7 p.m. Worship 0000esrumm & Insurance Ii ' q'al!et.,x m 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 tolfwnfuneralhome, corn Farmers Union Insurance Co. Dwight ByronJay Thompson OFFICE: 284-6955 H.> 17Ea,,. Park BECOME A CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR 0020.00 A MONTH/ CALL rilE PRESS 284"6333 TODAr* 301 Co. Rd 12B • Park River Ph. 284-7115 Fax 284-7117 Ye Olde Medicine Center 0 10.'i, Senior Discounts FREE Mail Out Service LIPS Kodak Kiosk FREE Blood Pressure Cheeks Hwy. 17 West * Park River 284-7676 AGASSIZ ANIMAL HOSPITAL *Complete Medical Services/ Surgical Services *Boarding *Grooming *Pet Supplies Daniel J. Koenig, DVM 284-6688 00O,MK ,/ The Walsh County Press, Inc. (U.S.RS. Pub. 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