Lorraine Johnston, 66, of Drayton, North Dakota passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Unity Hospital in Grafton, North Dakota. Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church in Drayton. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Rev. Leroy Aufenkamp, presiding.
Florence A. Stensland age 84 of Erskine, MN, formerly of Adams, ND, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Pioneer Memorial Care Center of Erskine, MN.
Florence A. Rusten was born May 21, 1933 in Fargo, ND, the daughter of the late Alfred and Lily (Nygard) Rusten. She grew up in the Edinburg area and attended Tiber District 77 and graduated from Oak Grove Lutheran High School in Fargo. She then attended Mayville State Teacher’s College and taught in Walsh County for seven years. Florence was united in marriage to Kenneth Stensland on June 21, 1958 in Edinburg. The couple made their home on the family farm where she helped with farming and raising their children. The couple retired from farming and wintered in Grand Forks. They lived in the Grand Forks area for several years until settling in Erskine, MN.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the Mountain Lutheran Church of Adams. She was a woman of deep faith. She loved spending time with her family, quilting, crocheting, painting, gardening and singing with Kenneth.
Florence is survived by her husband, Kenneth Stensland, Erskine, MN; children: Lori (Larry) Mondry, Manvel, ND; David (Lisa) Stensland, Slaterville Springs, NY; grandchildren: Katrina, Landon, Justin, Michael Mondry and AJ Stensland; great grandchildren: Alissa, Nakoa, Amber Lily and Wesley Mondry and Avery and Dean Mondry. She is preceded in death by her parents and son, James.
Funeral services will be Friday, May 4, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Adams, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Pioneer Memorial Care Center or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Raymond L. Wilson, 95, of rural Drayton, ND passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Unity Medical Center, Grafton, ND. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Visitation for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Bowesmont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the charity of donor’s choice.
Raymond Leslie Wilson was born April 5, 1923, on the family farm near Joliette, ND to Albert Leslie and Alma (Sandberg) Wilson. He grew up in the Joliette -Bowesmont area, where he attended the Fleece Country School. Ray enlisted in the U.S Army Air Corp serving from 1942 to 1946. During his time in the service, Ray received three battle stars while serving in India, Burma, China, and North Africa. After his discharge from the service he returned to the family farm and established his own farm.
On June 20, 1948, Ray married Zonia Klem. After their marriage they continued farming, until his retirement in 2015. Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, and curling. He was a member of the Hallock Curling Club, Drayton American Legion Post, and the Drayton Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Zonia; sons: Bob and Ron Wilson both of Drayton, ND.
Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Jean Andersen, and brothers: Elmer, Vernon, Marvin, and Albert, Jr.
Carmen Contreras, age 85, of St. Thomas, ND passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, surrounded by family and close friends.
Carmen was born August 13, 1932 in Winterhaven, TX, the daughter of Catarino Sr & Josefina C. Surita. Carmen married Juan Jose Contreras on April 22, 1950 in Carrizo Springs, TX. The couple made their home in St. Thomas, ND and Crystal City, TX.
She was a member of St. Anne’s Church in Auburn, ND and St. John’s Catholic Church in Grafton, ND.
Carmen loved being surrounded by her family and longtime close friends. She welcomed many into her home for a feast. She enjoyed listening to music, cooking, dancing, as well as watching Spanish novelas and Mexican baseball. She loved to attend sporting events that her children and grandchildren participated in and loved when they gathered together for celebrations.
She is preceded in death by three children, parents Catarino & Josefina Surita; sister, Virginia Dominguez; brother, Mario (Juanita) Surita and grandchild Paige Contreras. She is survived by brothers: Oscar (Carmen) Surita of Crystal City, TX and Catarino (Maria) Surita Jr. of Grafton, ND, and 10 children: Janie (Felipe) Martinez, Joe (Charlene) Contreras, Lupe Contreras, David (Brenda) Contreras, Elogio “Billy” Contreras, Frank (Jennifer) Contreras Sr., Mary Contreras, all of St. Thomas, ND. Hilda (Wayne) Contreras, Eckelson, ND, Guadalupe Contreras, Crystal City, TX and Carlos Contreras, Kansel, ND, 35 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-7:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the church. Friends may also call at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at the St. Thomas City Cemetery.
Harold O. Hanevold, age 93 of Grand Forks, ND, formerly of Grafton, ND passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Valley Eldercare Center of Grand Forks.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the church. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by the Manvel American Legion Post and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard.
Graveside service for Rodney Offerdahl, age 60, of Fordville, ND, will be held Friday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery of Fordville, ND.
Bakke Funeral Home of Fordville, ND is handling arrangements.
Sylvia Rose, 69, of Redwood Falls died Monday, April 23, 2018 at Redwood Area Hospital. A Memorial Mass will be held at noon on Friday, April 27, 2018 from St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. Burial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Service of Redwood Falls. Condolences may be sent via www.nelson-hillestad.com.
Sylvia Ann Boettger Rose, the daughter of Everette and Elsie (Puppe) Boettger, was born February 22, 1949 in Grafton, North Dakota. She grew up on the farm east of Glasston and received her elementary education in the nearby country school. Sylvia graduated from Cavalier High School in 1967 and went on to airline school in Chicago. She graduated in 1969 and moved to Springfield Massachusetts and then Miami Florida. Sylvia moved back to Cavalier in 1975 to help on the farm. It was there that she met her future husband, Mark Rose.
Sylvia and Mark were married on September 10, 1976; they moved to Grand Marais Minnesota in 1977, then to Langdon, Grand Forks and Mohall North Dakota. The family moved to Redwood Falls in 1993.
Sylvia worked at the North Dakota State Hospital for the mentally handicapped in Grafton before becoming a homemaker. After moving to Redwood Falls, she was employed at Morgan’s grocery store. Sylvia’s passion was gardening and she loved taking walks with her husband and her beloved dog, Toro. She also enjoyed camping, riding bike, snowshoeing and puzzles. Sylvia was a special soul who was well liked and was friendly with all she met in her life.
She is survived by her husband Mark Rose of Redwood Falls; sons Matthew Rose of Baudette, Nathan (Paula) Rose of St. Cloud, and Bradley Rose of Broomfield Colorado. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Eugene Boettger in 2017.
She will be missed very much by Mark and their three boys. Blessed be her memory.
Allyn O. Fagerholt, age 83 of Fargo, ND and formerly of Hoople, ND passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Rosewood on Broadway.
Allyn O. Fagerholt was born May 6, 1934 in Grafton, ND the son of the late Clarence and Amanda (Johnson) Fagerholt. He grew up and attended school in Hoople, ND. He attended Mayville State Teachers College for two years. He served in the United States Army from 1954-1956 serving in Korea. Following his discharge he returned to Mayville State and completed his education. Allyn was united in marriage to Carilynn A. Gunstenson on June 9, 1957 in Hoople, ND. He taught school in Northwood, ND. In late 1959 he returned to Hoople and started farming. Elmo Fagerholt was instrumental in guiding him as he started his career. Allyn farmed in the Hoople area for 43 years. Carilynn passed away in 1999. He married Marian Halgrimson on May 20, 2000. The couple made their home in Hoople until 2003 when they moved to Fargo.
Allyn was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Hoople, ND and First Lutheran Church of Fargo. He was a member of the Hoople American Legion and Detroit Lakes Country Club. Allyn was instrumental in getting the Hoople Swimming Pool started. He served on the Board of Directors at Bremer Bank and served as president of the Hoople School Board. While Allyn attended Mayville State he played for the Mayville Redcaps Baseball team and the Mayville Comets basketball team. In 1998 he was inducted into the Mayville State Athletic Hall of Fame.
Allyn is survived by his wife, Marian of Fargo, ND; his daughter, Kari (Darrel) Pastorek, Hoople, ND; daughter-in-law, Wendi Fagerholt, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Natosha, Shantel, Mariah, Gracie, Carter, Chace, Elli, Kaylee and Lukas; step-children: Kristin Halgrimson, Fargo, ND; Steve Halgrimson, Flagstaff, AZ; Marty (Angie) Halgrimson, Moorhead, MN; Kathryn (Dave) Hanson, Fargo, ND; his sister, Janice Malmin, Minneapolis, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Carilynn and sons: Jon and David.
Funeral services will be Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM at First Lutheran Church of Hoople, ND. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-3 PM at the church. Interment will be at the Hoople City Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the Hoople American Legion and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials to the Hoople Swimming Pool, Hoople Cemetery Fund or the Hoople First Lutheran Youth Group.
Keith E. Littlejohn, age 87 of Saint Thomas, ND, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Unity Medical Center of Grafton.
Keith Littlejohn was born December 26, 1930 in Drayton, ND, the son of the late Raymond and Florence (Hanna) Littlejohn. He was baptized and a member of the Saint Thomas Methodist Church. He graduated from Saint Thomas Public Schools. He was united in marriage to Joan Clifton on April 14, 1949. The couple lived and farmed in the Saint Thomas area following their marriage raising grain and beans. They had just recently celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.
Keith was secretary-treasurer of the Saint Thomas Fire Department in the 1960’s, was a county assessor for 15 years for Saint Thomas Township, served on the ASC board and was a director of the Saint Thomas Lumber Company. Keith and Joan enjoyed wintering in Mesa, AZ for 40 years and spending time visiting with friends at the Saint Thomas Café.
He is survived by his wife Joan, Saint Thomas, ND, children: Wayne Littlejohn, Oakwood, ND, Cheryl Littlejohn and Roger (Cindy) Littlejohn, both of Saint Thomas, ND, grandchildren: Amanda Jo Littlejohn, Grafton, ND and Ethan (Amanda) Littlejohn, Aberdeen, SD, and brother Duane (Carol) Littlejohn, Saint Thomas, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers: Harvey and Earl Littlejohn.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Visitation will be from 5-7 at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at the Saint Thomas City Cemetery.
Ronald R. Langowski, age 77 of Minto, ND passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at his home in Minto.
Ronald R. Langowski was born January 19, 1941 in Minto, ND the son of the late Julian and Catherine (Wysocki) Langowski. He graduated from Minto High School. Following his education he served in the United States Army from 1960-1963. Following his discharge he moved to California where he worked as a bottling foreman with Brookside Winery. Ronald was united in marriage to Kathryn Grammer on June 20, 1987 in California. In 1994 the couple moved to Minto where they owned and operated the grocery store until 2004. Ron was currently working for his brother Richard at Minto Auto Sales.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Minto.
Ronald is survived by his wife, Kathryn, Minto, ND; sons: Nicholas Fenton (Kendra Frazier), Minto, ND; Andrew (Kara Lynn) Langowski, Watford City, ND; grandchildren: Avery and Matthew; his siblings: Carol King, Minto, ND; Richard Langowski, Minto, ND and Connie Jones, Alvarado, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Minto, ND. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton, ND. Friends may also call at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Minto, ND. Military rites will be provided by the Minto American Legion Post and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard.
Janet Lee “Jan” Johnsen Austfjord, 79, of Cavalier, ND, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at her home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at United Lutheran Church, Cavalier, ND. Burial will be held in the Vidalin Cemetery, Hensel, ND. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Cavalier Public Library. Online guestbook and obituary at www.askewfuneralhome.com
Marlene J. Johnson, 84, of Pembina, ND passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at her home. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at the Pembina Pioneer United Methodist Church, Pembina, ND. Visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services.
Marlene J. Rutherford was born August 11, 1933 at Hines, MN to Cecil and Anna (Gooselaw) Rutherford. She moved to St. Vincent, MN at the age of nine. In 1951, she graduated from Pembina High School.
On March 8, 1954, Marlene married John C. Johnson at Hallock, MN. They lived in Pembina where they raised their family. She enjoyed fishing and spending time at Lake of the Woods. Spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids was very precious to her.
She was a member of the Kern-Thompson Post #77, Pembina American Legion Auxiliary for 64 years and the Pembina Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her children: Jolene (Don) Windt, Kokomo, IN, Janet (Wayne) O’Hara, Joy (Steve) Ash, John (Kitty) Johnson, James Johnson, all of Pembina, ND; grandchildren: Brendan Windt, Andrea (Stan) Antonelli, Shannon (Chad) Cosley, Patrick (DeAnn) O’Hara, Matthew (Sheila) Ash, Gregory Ash, Angela (Mike) Burkhardsmeier, Stacie (Buzz) Irving, Amy Fugere (fiancé, Dustin Bitz ), Erin (Dylan) Hooker; great-grandchildren: Annalise and Samuel Bowlby, T.J., Grant, and Weston Cosley, Connor and Lily O’Hara, Madison and Evan Ash, Lexi Irving, Gavyn Nygren, and Greyson Fugere. Also survived by her siblings: Harold (Carol) Rutherford, Bette Griffith, and Patricia Rutherford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John, parents, Cecil and Anna, step-father, Robert Rondeau,and sister, Celia “Sally” Bouvette.
Online guestbook at www.askewfuneralhome.com
Michael A. Slotto, 60, Cavalier, ND passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his home. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Visitation for one hour before the time of services.
Michael was born April 6, 1958 at Cavalier, ND to Alfred and Donna (Skaro) Slotto. He grew up in Langdon and Cavalier. Mike then operated a Service Master cleaning business in Mississippi. In 2004, he returned to Devils Lake where he worked at Summers Manufacturing and moved to Cavalier in 2014, where he worked for Rustan-Pflaum Construction.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being with his dogs and the outdoors.
Mike is survived by his children: Sean (Jordan) Alford and Morgan (Jeff) Grones, all of Grenada, MS; grandchildren: Emma Grace, Mason, and Nathan; mother, Donna Slotto, Cavalier, ND; siblings: Peggy (Rob) Yeary, Red Wing, MN, Mark (Laura) Slotto, Lakota, ND, Patty (Rodger) Helgoe and Mitch (Chris) Slotto, all of Cavalier, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death was his father, Alfred.
Richard D. White, 53, of Walhalla, ND passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church.
Richard was born February 1, 1965 at Cavalier, ND to Richard “Mickey” and Laura (Venne) White. He grew up in Walhalla and graduated from Walhalla High School. Richard then attended Lake Region Junior College in Devils Lake, ND and Northwest Tech in East Grand Forks, MN. He worked as a Pharmacy Tech at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing baseball and softball, and playing cards. He married Denise Aamot and they had two children Brittney and Wyatt.
Richard is survived by his childen: Brittney White and Wyatt White, both of Grand Forks, ND; granddaughter, Chloe Roeschlein; his mother, Laura White, Walhalla, ND; siblings: Carol (Robert) Osowski, Grafton, ND, Nancy (Rod) Pelletier, and Janice (Ted) Berthold, all of Grand Forks, ND; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceding him in death was his father, Mickey and sister, Myrna Cook.
“Richard had an infectious smile and laugh, always making other laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.”
Rodney A. Vondal, 59, of Walhalla, ND, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla. Visitation will be held Friday, April 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a 6:45 p.m. rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service. Burial will be held in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or Cavalier County Memorial Hospital.
Rodney was born February 20, 1959, in Cavalier, ND, to Adelord and Viola (Olson) Vondal. He grew up and attended school in Walhalla, graduating in 1977. He then went to Lake Region Junior College for mechanics. After school Rodney moved back to the Walhalla area where he farmed. He married Jackie Lattergrass.
Some of the things he enjoyed were driving truck, hunting, and spending time with family and friends. He was affectionately known as “Bud” to his siblings, and “Hot Rod” to his friends.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie; his children; siblings: Roger (Carol) Vondal, Harvey, ND; Richard (Janet) Vondal, Minot, ND; Joan (Lloyd) Hoffarth, Lakota, ND; Jim (Donna) Vondal, Cando, ND; Barbara (Loren) Christianson, Langdon, ND; Roxie (Allen) Horsley, Neche, ND; Valerie Gordon, Audubon, MN; and Susan (Brian) Danielson, Walhalla, ND; several nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.