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Page 2 THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017 L dy' Randall L. "Randy" Mathiason, age 58 of Adams, ND passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at his home in Park River. Randall L. Math- iason was born March 17, 1959 in Grafton, ND the son of the late Irwin and Norma (Christenson) Mathiason. He grew up and attended school in Edinburg, ND. Following his education he at- tended North Dakota Staie School of Science in Wahpeton, ND grad- uating with a welding certificate. He worked for Close Construction in Milton, ND. He later worked for various farmers as an over the road trucker then went back to Close Construction and worked there un- til his health forced him to retire. Randy was united in marriage to Gail Molde on August 16, 2008 in Edinburg. The couple made their home in Adams until moving to Park River in 2016. Randy enjoyed spending time in his garden, camping, fishing and making lefse. He enjoyed spending time with this family and playing cards, especially pinochle. Randy is survived by his wife, Gail of Park River, ND; his children: Mathiason Shaun, Gina and Luke Mathiason all of Dawsonville, GA; his step-chil- dren: Melissa Bur- ley, Graflon, ND; Jennifer Stenerson, Jake Stenerson (Krystal) and An- drew Stenerson all of Park River, ND; ten grandchildren; his siblings: Gary (Lois) Mathiason, Edinburg, ND; Karen (Thomas) Strand, Bismarck, ND; Kathy (Mark) Sundby, Cavalier, ND; Kar- la (Mike) Nuensinger, Thomton, CO. Several nieces and nephews also survive along with his best companion, Ole. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Du- ane and sister, Kandice. Memorial services were held Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Visitation was Saturday for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In- urement will be at St. Olaf Luther- an Cemetery, rural Fairdale, ND in the spring. An online guest book is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. The deepest amount of love and appreciation to Park River and surrounding communities for the tremendous amount of support we have received since the loss of our home due to fire. A big thank you to Katie Thompson who organized and set up the recent Benefit. Kiersten Hurtt, Joan Miller, Park River Fire Department for cooking, Junior Class for serving and cleaning, Park River Area School and everyone else who helped, attended and contributed in any way. Thank you to the Park River and Pisek Fire De rtments for all you efforts to try save our home and we are thankful that no one was hurt. Thank you to everyone who has donated clothing, household goods and living essentials. Everything has been overwhelming and we are so very grateful for the love and support of our community. AI & Kendra Beck and Family Gay]e & Gayle A. Sobolik was born on October 24th, 1931, to Berti- na and Herman Sobolik of Fordville, North Dakota. She died on December 15th, 2017, in Rochester, Minneso- ta. Gayle retired from California State Uni- versity, Fresno as Professor Emerita of Information Systems and Decision Sciences in the Craig School of Business, where she taught from 1969 to 1999. Her specialty was Business Communication. Gayle received her B.A. degree from Concordia College, Moor- head, Minnesota, in 1953; M.A. from the University of North Dako- ta, Grand Forks, North Dakota, in 1962; and Ph.D. from UND in 1970. She taught high school classes in Park River, North Dakota; Verona (Italy) American Dependents High School; and Nurnberg (Germany) ArneliCail nt~pUildUill.~ I--Iigh School; she taught university classes at Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota, and at Southern Illi- nois University (Edwardsville Cam- pus) before moving to Fresno. She also taught various seminars and workshops for teachers, adminis- trative assistants, and students preparing for the Graduate Man- agement Admission Test. She served as copy editor for two pro- fessional publications of the Craig School of Business as well as edi- tor of many articles, theses, and dis- sertations. She was faculty advisor Sobolik of Phi Chi Them business fratemity for over ten years. Gayle was a member and offi- cer of various hon- orary professional organizations: Pi Omega Pi, Delta Pi Epsilon, and Beta Gamma Sigma. She was a member (from 1962) of The Delta Kappa Gam- ma Society Intemational, an hon- orary society for women in educa- tion, which awarded her an inter- national scholarship. Gayle was also active as secretary, research journal project director, and newsletter ed- itor in the California Business Ed- ucation Association and as president and newsletter editor in the Central Section of CBEA. She received honorary state life membership in CBEA. Gayle is survived by her sister, Marilyn (Lee) Ferguson of Forest River, North Dakota; nephew, Gary Ferguson of Forest River, North Dakota; niece, Debra 3claall of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and grand niece, Amy Kmse of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Memorial services will be held in Fordville, North Dakota, in the spring of 2018 at the Fordville Lutheran Church. Family and friends will be notified as to the date and time of services. Remembrances may be made to the donor's charity of choice. BAKKE FUNERAL HOME, FORDVILLE, ND Online guestbook: www.bakke- funeralh0mes.com Let no one fool himself. If someone among you thinks he is wise (by this world's standards), let him become 'foolish," so that he may become reallywise. Cn'ace M. Bdl Grace M. Bell, age 74 of Park River, ND, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at the First Care Health Center of Park River. Grace Marie Bell was born November 13, 1943 in Grafton, ND, the daughter of the late Elvin and Nora (Dahl) Bell. She graduated from the Walsh County Agriculture School. She then farmed with her father in Prairie Centre Township. She liked to help her morn make lefse, was a dear sister, always tak- ing care of Marlene. She liked to smile for everyone, was an amateur photographer and loved cats and dogs. She liked traveling, line dancing, square dancing, singing and playing guitar-and keyboard, sewing and outdoor life. She was a member of the Park River Federated Church and the Riverside Swingers Square Dance Club. Grace is survived by her sister, Mar- lene Rosvold, Park River, ND; special Friend Wallace Hawken, several cousins and all of her friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and great aunts and un- cles. Funeral Services were Friday, December 22, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Federated Church of Park Riv- er. Visitation was at the church on Friday for one hour prior to the serv- ice. Interment will be at the Me- morial Park Cemetery of Park Riv- er, in the spring. An online guestbook is available at www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements. lbni P. Monsebroten Toni P. Monse- bmten, age 69 of Ed- inburg, ND passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at the First Care Health Center of Park River. Toni Talbot was born October 10, 1948 in McVille, ND, the daughter of the late Sterling and" Ruth (Stenslie) Tal- bot. She grew up and attended school there, graduating from McVille High School. She was united in marriage to Gary Monse- broten on March 5, 1965 in McVdle. The couple made their home there for a short time before moving to Edinburg. She sold Home Interiors , and worked for E and M Supply be- ing her own birth- day cards and floral arrangements, and many other things crafty. She is survived by her husband Gary, Edinburg, ND, sons: Brian (Angie), Thompson, ND and Pat, Edin- burg, ND, sister Sheila Stenson, Grand Forks, ND, 6 brother-in-laws, 6 sister-in-laws, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Curtis. Memorial services were Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Edinburg. Visitation was for one fore startingwithASCin 1985. She how prior to the service at the retired in 2010 and started cooking church. Inurnment will be at the forthe Edinburg Senior Citizens and Trinity Lutheran Cemetery of Ed- First Care Health Center until her health forced her to quit. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and WELCA of Edinburg. She enjoyed working with WELC& china painting, mak- inburg in the spring. An online guestbook is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg is in charge of the arrange- ments. Front Page Life: While all eyes were on basketball court last week, Roger Moe found himself distracted between games by thebdght eyes of Jordy Schauer, daughter of Alyssa and Jake Schauer. Pembina Hills Lutheran, Mountain Thursday: 2:00pm Borg Worship. Sunday:10:30am WORSHIP at Vikur Tuesday: 2:30pm Bible Study at Borg. Wednesday: Confirmation 4:20-5:20 St. Patrick's Catholic Church, C, rystal Sunday Mass: 8:30 a.m Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. Saturday: 8:30 a.m Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m. Victory Free Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: No Sunday School-Christmas Break, 10:30 Coffee Fellowship, 11:00 Worship Service Tdnity Lutheran, Edinburg Sunday: 9:15 worship, No Sunday School Our Savi0ur's Lutheran Church, Park River Sunday: 9:00 AM Coffee Fellowship, 10:00 AM Worship Hoff I.ul ran Church, Rural Adams Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship St John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pisek Sunday: Adoration- 7:00 a.m.- Mass- 8:30 a.m. St Joseph's Catholic Church, Lanldn (www.plbtriparish.org) Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Bechyne Saturday: Confession- 4:00 p.m.- Mass- 5:00 p.m. St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier Saturday Mass: 5 p.m Sunday Mass: 10:30 a.m.- Wednesday: 12 p.m Friday: 7 a.m Sacrament Of Reconciliation: Sat 3:30-4:45 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, I-Ioople Church services at 9 a.m. St. Mary's Catholic 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, Dec. 31st: Worship Service w/Jesse Irvine 9 a.m. Worship (Fordville) 10:45 a.m. Worship (Park River) Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Children's Church 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 Tuesday: Prayer and Bible study at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: Awana Children's Ministry 6:20 p.m. High Rains MinisW: Mountain Lutheran, Adams; Bethlehem Lutheran, Doyon; Conca'( Lutheran, Edmore, Lawton Lutheran, Lawton; Nekoma Lutheran, Nekoma; Our Redeemer's, Fairdale; United Lutheran, Brocket Sunday: 8 am Bethlehern/Nekoma 9:30 am Lawton/Our Redeemer's 11 am United/Mountain Concerdia please worship with neighbors New Year's Eve F IRST UNITEO " Sank& 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" ,/ t'h~o',d Horn, Hwy. 17 West * Park River 284-6086 tollefsonfuneralhome.com Farmers Union Insurance Co. 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