Mavis M. Mosolf, age 83 of Park River, ND passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Park River Good Samaritan Center.
Mavis M. Mosolf was born September 4, 1936 in Bathgate, ND the daughter of the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Gebur) Mosolf. The family moved to Park River when Mavis was a small child. She grew up and attended school in Park River, graduating from the Walsh County Agricultural School in 1954. Mavis worked at Service Dry Cleaners in the alterations and sewing department until the store closed. She continued to do alterations out of her home until moving to the Good Samaritan Center in December of 2012. Mavis also helped her mother clean the Federated Church in Park River.
Mavis was a member of the Park River Federated Church. She loved crocheting, knitting and sewing. She was known to go to the bakery at least a couple of times a day for coffee and sweets. She was very kind hearted and loved to spend time with her nieces and nephews.
Mavis is survived by her brother, James (Jean) Mosolf, Park River, ND; nieces: Bonnie (Jim) Nowell, Jody (Todd) Deibert, Diana (Randy) Hahn; nephews: Wayne (Barb) Brandvold, Michael Brandvold, Dale Brandvold and Aaron (Heather) Mosolf. Several great nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Burnett Brandvold, nephews: Ronald and Richard Brandvold and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Park River Federated Church. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Park River, ND.
George H. Nelson, age 80 of Grafton, ND passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN.
George H. Nelson was born March 23, 1939 in Auburn, ND the son of the late George and Ruth (Landowski) Nelson. He attended rural school near Auburn and in Grafton, ND. Following his education he farmed with his father for Alvin Lykken. George enlisted in the United States Navy and served in Minneapolis, MN working as an airplane mechanic. Upon his discharge he returned home and started farming. George was united in marriage to Charla Matcha on December 30, 1988 in Grafton. The couple made their home near Grafton. George retired from farming in 1994 and then worked for Lee Lykken.
He was a member of the Grafton American Legion, AMVETS, life member of the Walsh County Gun Club and Grafton Eagles. George loved to be on the farm and tinkering in his shop. He could fix or build anything he set his mind to. He loved to fish and spend time with his children.
George is survived by his wife, Charla, Grafton, ND; his children: Ventzi Nelson, Grafton, ND; Asya Nelson, Fargo, ND; his sisters: Charlotte Johnson, Adams, ND and Lori (Kevin) Suda, Mandan, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Larissa; sisters: Carol and Linda and brother Paul.
Funeral services will be Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Visitation will be Friday for one hour prior to the service. Military rites will be provided by the Grafton American Legion and the US Navy Honor Guard. Inurnment will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
Gerald “OD” Ebertowski, 65, of Bowesmont, North Dakota passed away at Essentia Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota on Monday, November 11, 2019.
Gerald was born August 10, 1954 to Hilary and Vernetta (Nicholson) Ebertowski at Deaconess Hospital in Grafton, North Dakota. He grew up in Bowesmont and worked at Wellingham Farm Associated Potato and for several local farmers. He married Geneal Buccanan and had three children, Bradley, Barbara and Melissa.
Jerry is survived by sisters, Susan (Donald) Kasprick, Cleo Christensen and Cynthia (Robert) Houske; his children; step sisters, Shirley Murphy and Judy Silewski; grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jason; and brother-in-law, Glen Christensen.
Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Edward’s Catholic Church, Drayton, ND. Interment will be in St. Edward’s Cemetery. Fr. Robert Wapenski, presiding. Honorary pall bearers will be Gerald’s nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Austin Funeral Chapel, Drayton with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Ryan L. Ratchenski, 41, of Cavalier, ND, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019, at his home in Cavalier. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier, ND.
Ryan was born April 9, 1978, in Cavalier, ND, to Herman and Joan (Hiller) Ratchenski. He grew up and attended school in Cavalier. Ryan graduated from Cavalier High School in 1996, then attended the University of North Dakota where he received his bachelor’s degree. Ryan then moved to the Phoenix, AZ, area where he was involved in the real estate business. For the past two years, he resided in Cavalier.
Some of the things he enjoyed were golfing, fishing, and visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by his father, Herman Ratchenski, Cavalier, ND; mother, Joan (Don) Tongen, Walhalla, ND; two step-sisters: Ann Tongen (Tony) Berg, Scottsdale, AZ, and Vicki Tongen, Cavalier, ND; niece Jordon Tongen; special cousins: Gavin, Grady, and Gracyn Hornung; several other cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Irene M. Sagert, 90, of Cavalier, ND passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND. A memorial service will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Our Savior Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery.
Irene M. Hartje was born January 30, 1929 near Hensel, ND to Anton and Annie (Kargel) Hartje. She attended school in St. Thomas Township. On June 20, 1947, she married Henry Sagert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural St. Thomas, ND. After their marriage they farmed in the Hamilton area. After Henry passed away, she moved into Cavalier in 1990 and in January of 2017, became a resident of the Pembilier Nursing Center in Walhalla, ND.
She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Irene was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and the LWML.
She is survived by her children: Jan (Everett) Aasand, Drayton, ND, Neil (Mary) Sagert, Cavalier, ND, Jerry (Brenda) Sagert, West Fargo, ND, Jane (Ben) Hannesson, Cavalier, ND; grandchildren: Connie (Chad) Kliniske, Becky (Chris) Pederson, Shane Sagert, Shawn Sagert, Alisha (Brent) Stacy, Malinda (Sid) Hornbaker, Laine (Corey) Burns, Chad Hannesson, B.J. Hannesson, Jessica (Jesse) Johnson, Jordan (Amber) Sagert, Brooke (Kevin) Dahl, Morgan (Nick) Smestad. She is also survived by 32 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; sister, Marie Cole; sister-in-law, Lorraine Hartje; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Henry; infant brother, Lyle; and brother, Leonard Hartje; sister, Pauline Henry.
Barbara Lucy Jarolimek 103 died Wednesday November 6, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River, North Dakota.
Barbara Lucy Wavrik was born July 19, 1916 in Rushford Township of Walsh County, the daughter of Michael Wavrik and Barbara (Zidon) Wavrik. She received her education in Pisek, North Dakota and married Steve A. Jarolimek on June 21, 1943 at St. John’s Catholic Church of Pisek. They resided on the family farm, rural Forest River, until 1984 when they moved to Pisek.
Barbara lived her life based on two principles, love of her family and dedication and service to her Catholic faith. Her heart was full of her family and her vision was always toward heaven. She had an amazing gift for baking and was renown for beautiful and delicious bread, rolls and kolache’ and her amazing ice water cake. Barbara was an active member of St. Luke’s Altar Society.
She was an avid gardener, raising amazing vegetables for her family and beautiful flowers to adorn her home. Barbara was particularly gifted in growing African violets.
Barbara leaves behind a legacy of compassion for all people, a love of prayer and dedication to the Virgin Mary and a deep and abiding respect for her Catholic faith.
Barbara is survived by her six children: Barbara Ann (Eugene) Kachena, Pisek, ND; Delores Dub, Pisek, ND; Audrey (Rodney) Kadlec, Pisek, ND; MaryLou (Frank) Miller, Clarkfield MN; Steve (Bonnie) Jarolimek, Forest River, ND; Debbie (Keith) Berg, Park River, ND; 22 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Steve, her son-in-law Dan Dub, her parents and three brothers, Mike, Stanley and Rudlof.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, November 11, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at the St. Luke’s Catholic Church of Veseleyville, ND. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Friends may call at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at the St. Luke’s Catholic Cemetery of Veseleyville, ND.
Raphael “Ray” Feltman, 79, passed away November 6, 2019, after a three-year battle with esophageal cancer at his home in Fargo, ND.
Ray was born on October 6, 1940, in Grafton, ND, to Dominik and Josephine (Rudnik) Feltman. Ray’s first five years were spent on a farm between Minto and Warsaw. He moved to Minto at the age of 5 along with his parents and sister. He often spoke of the fact that he wasn’t able to speak English when he started school – he spoke Polish. He said he was fortunate to have a 1st grade teacher who spoke Polish so she could speak to him.
Ray graduated from Minto High School with the class of 1960 and then attended Mayville State College for one year before returning to Minto to take care of his ailing father. Sports were an important part of Ray’s life. During junior and senior high school, he played baseball, football, and basketball. At Mayville State College, he was a member of the baseball team who that year made it to the NAIA tournament held in Emporia, Kansas.
During the summer of 1960, Ray was instrumental in organizing the first Babe Ruth and Legion teams in Minto. He went on to play amateur baseball, fast pitch softball, and amateur basketball until the age of 42. He also served as Junior Varsity basketball coach for Minto High School for two years. Ray was a very avid sports fan from supporting local high school teams to following the Twins, Gophers, and Vikings. In 2009, the Minto-Midway baseball team presented him with a plague naming him “Minto’s #1 fan”. Ray’s encouraging cheers for all players could be heard at every game he attended.
After leaving college, Ray was employed by Bargain Barn and the State Highway Department. Ray was united in marriage to Jennette Uggerud on October 22, 1966 in Minto, ND. In 1967, he began a 35-year employment as the city water superintendent for the City of Minto, retiring in the fall of 2002. One highlight of his career included being named “Operator of the Year” by the North Dakota Department of Health.
Ray’s faith was strong and continued throughout his entire life. Ray was baptized at St. Stanislaus Church in Warsaw. As a member of Sacred Heart Church of Minto, Ray was involved in many facets of church life, including serving as an altar server, Extra Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Junior High catechist, and member of the Sacred Heart choir. In addition, Ray also worked with the God’s Gift Appeal.
Ray is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jennette (Uggerud); son, Fr. Thomas Feltman, of Fargo; daughter, Rebecca (Chad) Knudson of West Fargo; and two grandchildren, Ben and Rachel Knudson. He is also survived by brother-in law, Jim Schanilec of Minto; and sisters-in-law, Bev (Pete) Schiefelbein of Mapleton, and Marlene (Ron) Rasmussen of Ellendale. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Louise Schanilec.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, November 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Minto. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 PM, followed by a vigil service at 7:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Minto. Friends may call at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Minto.
Clyde C. Ellingson, age 91 of Park River, ND passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.
Clyde Ellingson was born October 20, 1928 in Edinburg, ND, the son of the late Willis and Blenda (Jungren) Ellingson. Blenda passed away when Clyde was 4 years old. Willis later married Ida Frovarp and together they raised the three brothers: Clyde, Ron and Boyd.
Clyde grew up in the rural Edinburg area, attending school there and graduating from Edinburg High School in 1946. After graduation he worked for various farmers in the community and eventually bought his own truck to haul gravel to numerous work sites.
Clyde entered the United States Army in April of 1951. He trained as an ammunition supply specialist and was stationed overseas in France. He was discharged in March of 1953.
Clyde was united in marriage to Roselea Herseth of Adams, ND on June 5, 1954. They moved to Park River where he began working for Bateman Motors. This began his career of 42 years of working as a partsman for Ford Motor Company. After Park River, he worked at garages in Grand Forks, Grafton and Bismarck. He retired in April of 1994.
In his retirement years, Clyde began making hand-made wood crafts specializing in shelves and child-sized rocking chairs. Roselea joined him as they made the circuit as vendors at numerous craft fairs in the area. They enjoyed their hobby and made many new friends through their work. Clyde and Roselea moved to the Good Samaritan Center of Park River in the fall of 2017. Roselea passed away on January 2, 2018
Clyde is survived by sister-in-law DeLane Disrud, Minot, ND, nephew Steven Disrud, Milaca, MN, nieces: Stephanie Heiberg, Eden Prairie, MN, Ronda Sangrait, Thief River Falls, MN and Kim Philipps, Yucca, AZ; as well as the thoughtful and kind neighbors and friends that have surrounded the family. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Roselea, and brothers: Ron and Boyd.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Military Rites will be provided by the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. Inurnment will be at the Odalen Lutheran Cemetery of Rural Edinburg.
Amber Bragg, 26, passed away on November 1, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 in the Life Skills and Transition Center All Faiths Chapel, 701 W 6th St, Grafton.
Amber was born June 11, 1993 in Bismarck weighing two pounds and six ounces. She came to Terry and Karen Bragg's home on April 4, 1994 as their foster baby. God said adopt, and we said yes. Adoption was final September 2, 1997.
Amber loved meeting people in her job at the gift shop and helping with the Dial-A-Ride van. She loved doing filing on Fridays at the insurance office. She was a singer and loved to sing in the LSTC choir. She loved her grandmas and would visit them at Sunset Nursing Home each Wednesday.
Thank you Pastor Bethany for being her friend and mentor. We thank Thrive church in Grafton also. She could always remember the sermon to share with us. Her notebook is full of her sermon notes. We appreciate her guardians at Catholic Charities of ND.
Amber leaves behind her Bragg brothers Troy, Kyle, Ryan and Cory. And special foster brother, Max. She loved her 3 sisters-in-law – Suzanne, Lenka and Melissa. Her nephews Anthony and Terik, and 5 nieces – Saraya, Adela, Petra, Emerald, and Aeliene were very dear to her. She also leaves a great-nephew -Tegan. Her furry dog sister, Mercy. Many aunts, uncles and cousins who she loved dearly, and special Grandma Si are left here till she greets them in heaven. And so many friends and staff at Life Skills and Transition Center who she loved so much in the 10 years she lived there.
God bless you all. We are so thankful for each of you. We love you, Amber, and can't wait to spend forever with you. -Dad and Mom
Rene P. Arnold, 70, of Cavalier, ND passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 3rd from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 5:00 vigil service at the church. Burial will be held in the Hillside Cemetery, Walhalla, ND. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Faith in Action or the Pembina County Memorials Hospital Foundation.
Rene P. Arnold was born May 20, 1949 in Grafton, ND. to Raymond and Delima Arnold. He grew up and attended school in Cavalier, ND with his four siblings, Jeannie, Joe, Bob, and twin brother, Romaine.
He enlisted in the US Navy in 1968, serving his country with valor for four years. He was trained both as a fireman and boiler operator at Fort Lee, Virginia.
On April 22, 1978 he married Mildred Arnold in St. Paul, MN. They lived in Champlain, MN until 1983, when they moved back to Cavalier, ND. They lived in rural Backoo, ND where they had many adventures and made lasting memories with family and friends. Rene was employed by the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier as a boiler operator for 30 plus years.
Rene was a kind, gentle hearted person who enjoyed hunting, the great outdoors, muzzleloader hunting, making knives, leather working, old movies especially Westerns, old music and spending time with family celebrating birthdays and holidays. His kind smile and sense of humor were just a few of his many gifts.
Rene is survived by a daughter, Sue (Clair) Longtin, Cavalier, ND; daughter-in-law, Joanne Hughes, Grand Forks, ND; son-in-law, Dick LeTexier, Cavalier, ND; sisters-in-law: Ellen Arnold, Grafton, ND and Linda Arnold, Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren: Marvin (Angela) Longtin, Cavalier, ND, Mike (Candis) Longtin, Devils Lake, ND, John (Lisa) Longtin, Umatilla, FL; Rick (Jill) Amundson, Baudette, MN, Pam Amundson LeTexier, East Grand Forks, MN. Cindy (Dave) Oldakowski, Ham Lake, MN, Jason (Stacy) Amundson, East Grand Forks, MN, Patty Amundson, Baudette, MN; James Hughes and Jeremy Hughes both of Roseau, MN and Jeanette (Nate) Wald, East Grand Forks, MN; 23 great-grandchildren; 12 great great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife of 35 years, who passed away October 22, 2013, Mildred Arnold; son, Jim Hughes; daughter, Patty Amundson LeTexier; son-in-law, Jerry Amundson; grandsons: Mark and Marty Longtin; sister, Jeannie; brothers: Joe, Bob, and twin brother, Romaine.