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,,- ........ _ .... ~; ................... :_2 ................. "..-" :..- ..... THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2014 Donald Stoa First Care Auxiliary Memorials for 2014 In Memory ofAndy Flaten from Margaret Dub and Jim Hobbs In Memory of Harley Wambem from Margaret Dub and Jim Hobbs In Memory of Jesse Larson from Dennis and Pat Helt, Sylvia Bricknac, Leon and Diane Schmidz, Kerry and Larissa Schmitz, Nancy and Gladwin Jensen, Cash, Margaret Dub, Evelyn Flaten, Sonja and Lowell Bylin, Vicky and Tom Larson. In Memory of Gudrun Hanki from Evelyn Flaten In Memory of Clyde Pfannsmith from Sonja and Lowell Bylin In Memory of Dorothy Hodny, Clyde Phannsmith, Herman Bosh, Sanda Myrvik, Paul Hodny from Dennis and LuRae Erickson In Memory of John Fay, Fern Rustan, Adeline Denault, Harold Anderson In Memory of Harold Anderson from Stephen and Dena Larson, Dennis and Pat Helt In Memory ofMarcella Weisz, Ila Spoonland, Harold Anderson from Margaret Dub In Memory of Dennis Sullivan from Greg and Donna Erovick In Memory,of Bud. Skorheim from Greg and Dona Erovick, Dennis and Pat Helt, Margaret Dub In Memory of Darlene Flaten from Margaret Dub and Dennis and Pat Helt In Memory of Stanley Bohac and Tom Cudmore from Margaret Dub In Memory of Wayne Clingman and Gloria Grinde from Stephan and Dena Larson In Memory of Tom Cudmore from Greg and Donna Erovick In Memory of Florence Hagen from Del and Alice Ormseth The family of Hudson Bata would like to thank the community for all of their support during Hudson's hospitalizations. It was g reatly appreciated. This week's Front Page Life: Jolene Halldorson and Shawn Summers bring in nonperishable food items for the Walsh Cbun Food Pantry and pick up. their popcorn and drink before ttie start of me Tree movie at the Lyric in memory of Donald Ray- mond Stoa, 82, of Fergus Falls, com- forted by his fam- ily, peacefully passed away on Thursday, Decem- ber 18, 2014, at Lake Region Healthcare. Born July 7, 1932, in Fairdale; ND, Don was the son of Selmer and Ella (Aune) Stoa. Growing up in Fairdale, he graduated from Fairdale High School in 1950. playing Basketball and running Track. During his teenage years and after graduation he worked for his Uncle Andrew Aune at his service station in Fairdale. In 1952 Don joined the US Army and completed Basic Training at Camp Chaffee, AR; Field Artillery Training at Ft Leonard Wood, MO, being as- signed to the First Calvary Divi- sion. For the majority of Don's service, he was stationed on the Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, and was discharged in 1954. He then moved to Mad- dock, ND, where he began work- ing at the Farmers Union service station. In 1955 he began to work for Legreid Plumbing in Mad- dock, where he learned his trade. December 24th, 1956 Don was engaged to be married and on June 16, 1957, he married the love of his life, Alva Nelson, at South Viking Church in Mad- dock. 1959, 1961 and 1965 brought them the births of their three children; Steven Lynn, Wayne Alan, and Joni Lynn. In 1969, the family moved to Fer- gus Falls where he continued his trade at the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center, retiring in 1997. In his retirement, Don & Alva model railroading, building & remod- eling houses, and served as volunteer steam engineer (lo- comotive operator) for the "Laker Ex- press Railroad" (a nearly 100-year- old narrow-gauge locomotive and tender) on the grounds of the Lake Region Pio- neer Threshermen's Association in Dalton, MN, where Don was a long-time member. In his later years, Don enjoyed fine detailed scale modeling of military equip- ment from his era of Army Serv- ice. Don was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Fer- gus Falls, and participated with retired Minnesota State Employ- ees. Don held a Masters Plumbers License in Minnesota and owned and operated Don Stoa Plumbing, where he worked alongside his son, Wayne. Preceding him in death were his parents; brother and sister-in- law Sterling & Em Stoa; and sis- ter and brother-in-law, Dolores & Jim Rice. Survivors include his wife, Alva; children, Steven (Holly Wolhart) of St. Paul, Wayne (Teri) of Fergus Falls, and Joni (Adam) Swanson of Brooklyn Park; grandchildren, Amber, Ly- naea, Tiffany, Cole, Tabitha and Haley; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Cami, Natalie, Gavin, Rylie and Landen; and siblings, Maynard (Bonnie) Stoa of Fairdale, ND, Marlys (Marvin) Beuning of Lincoln, NE and Douglas (Audrey,) Stoa of Brooklyn Park. Memorials preferred to Amer- ican Lung Association, LRPTA, or donor's choice. Visitation: 2-4 pm Sunday, ............ Tom [.~rsOn ....... enjoyed a number of long .... December 28, 2014at the funeral ......... -distance RVcamping trips; sev- ,home , eral to Branson, MO; through the~ Service: 11 am, Monday, De- ,,-Correcti0n:The end of the article on the Midwest and into the Ohio Val- cember 129, 2014, at First Lundquist's used car dealership and laundro- mat printed in the Dec. 17 issue was cut off. It should have read: Lundquist Sells cars on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., or b.y aPL oint- ment (for winter time) and Saturday from 9 a.m. For the laundro- to 2p.m. or by appOintment. mat, winter tiours are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on week- ends. I-[ours will be adjusted during the sum- mertime. Any time you have a correL'tion to re- port, please call the Press at 284-6333. Every- one makes mistakes, we are happy to fix ours. ley; Washington, DC; Amish country in Pennsylvania: New York; and the New England States. Don's lifelong fondness for woodworking and projects in the shop kept him busy con- strutting and shaping many pieces of beautiful furniture for his and Alva's home. For several years, they toured the regional Craft Show circuit, selling their works under the Fine Line Crafts banner. Don loved HO-Scale Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls with Military participation by Fergus Falls VFW Post 612 and American Legion Post 30 Clergy: Reverends Saul Stensvaag and Stan Satre Interment: First Lutheran North Cemetery, Fergus Falls Funeral Home: Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls Online condolences may be sent to www.olsonfuneral- home.corn Emma M. Dvorak Emma M. Dvo- rak, age 101 of Grand Forks, for- merly of Conway, ND passed away Tuesday, Decem- ber 16, 2014 at the Valley 4000, Woodside Village of Grand Forks, ND. Emma M. Narloch was bom May 10, 1913 at Veselyville, ND, the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Kuchar) Narloch. At an early age she moved with her family to St. Andrews Township, south of Drayton, ND. She attended school there through 8th grade. Emma worked on the family farm and for other area farmers doing shocking of grain during harvest. Emma was united in marriage to JohnA. Dvorak on July 5, 1932 in St. Edward's Catholic Church in Drayton. They built a house in Prairie Center Township where John ran a threshing crew and Emma worked in the cook car making delicious meals for the harvest crew. In 1947 they moved their house to the present location near Conway, ND where they farmed until 1969. The farm was a gathering place for many family events throughout the years. After retirement Emma worked on a potato harvester for various farmers for several years. John and Emma also were em- ployed at the Drayton Sugar Beet plant for several seasons. Emma was a member of the Prairie Rose and the Snip and Sew Homemaker Clubs. S en- tered canning exhibits and won many ribbons at the Walsh County Fair. Emma was a won- derful cook. Her homemade chicken soup, dumplings and sauerkraut and roasted chicken were exquisite. Emma made the most delicious dill _pickles, homemade bread and kolaches. She was a mem- ber of the Pisek Sr. Citizens where she enjoyed playing cards and singing with the Czech singers. Emma was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, Conway, ND. She sang in the church choir and was an ac- tive member of the altar society. Emma had many hobbies, which included playing cards and solitaire, circle word, cross stitch, embroidery and gardening. Over the years she made over 80 hand- made Christmas Ornaments for every member of her family and many friends. Emma will be remembered and missed by her daughters and son-in-laws: Caroline (Daryl) Hovland, Grand Forks, ND and Marilyn (Mervin) Simon, Con- way, ND; 12 grandchildren 27 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren; sister, Lillian Dvorak, Drayton, ND. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, daughter, Rose Spivack and sisters: Mary, Agnes, Valeria and an infant brother Andrew. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, December 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Park River. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service with the Rosary service at 10:00 AM. In- terment will be at St. Mark's Catholic Cemetery, Conway, ND. An online guestbook is avail- able at www.tollefsonfuneral- The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2 p.m. 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 Saturday 5:00 p.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lankin ( Sunday 8:30 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, Pad( River Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship, 10 a.m. Worship Zion Lutheran Church, Hoople Sunday School stating at 9 AM. Church services at 10AM St. Man/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 cton/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, 10:30a.m. Coffee and fellowship 11:00a,m. Worship service Sunday: Oaee 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. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6d)O p.m. Tuesday: Prayer 8, Bible study at 7.t)0 p.m.' ! - Sis. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Sunday 10:30 p.m. St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Crystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m.. Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.. Thursday: 7 a.m. 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, Pad< River Services at the Park River City Building Meeting Room on Sundays at 6pm. Hoff Lutheran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Our Redeemer's, Falrdale Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Worship Bank&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 Farmers Union Insurance Co. Jay Thompson~Dwight Byron OFFICE: 284-6955 Hwy 17East. Park River BECOME CHURCH SCHEDULE SPONSOR $20.00 A MONTH] CALL THE PRESS 284-6383 TOD. 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