In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Cavalier Baptist Church.
Holly J. Parenteau, 71, of Cavalier, ND, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier. Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cavalier Baptist Church. Visitation will be held for one hour before the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the Cavalier Baptist Church.
Elaine T. Swanson, 72, Walhalla, ND passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Mayo Hospital, Rochester, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. Visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Olga, ND. Online guestbook and obituary at www.askewfuneralhome.com
Monty L. Heller, 71, Cavalier, ND passed away Friday, September 8, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cavalier Baptist Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery. Monty L. Heller was born February 6, 1946, at Grafton, ND to Milton and Florence (Hanson) Heller. He grew up and attended school at Cavalier, graduating in 1964. Monty then attended Mayville State College, where he received his degree in education. After graduation from Mayville State in 1969, he taught school for three years in Karlstad, MN. In 1972, he purchased the Dairy Queen in Cavalier from his parents He then drove truck for DMS Imaging for 27 years and drove gravel truck for Thorlakson Construction and beet truck for Kiemele Farms. Things Monty enjoyed were hunting, poker, feeding the birds and birdwatching, he especially enjoyed the outdoors and yard work. Spending time with family and friends was important to him. On January 20, 1977, he married Roberta Readel at Walhalla, ND. She survives as do his children: Nettie Heller, Fargo, ND, Steve (Germaine) Heller, Cavalier, ND, and Trina, Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Mason and Madison; Torin, Aidan, Rylan, Jameson, Vivienne, Garen, and Gentian. Preceding him in death were his parents
Leone C. Kuball, 94 of Fargo, ND and formerly of Cavalier, ND passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Monday, September 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery. Leone was born October 26, 1922 near Bathgate, ND to Arthur and Jemima (O’Hara) Craig. She grew up in the Bathgate area and graduated from Pembina High School in 1940. Leone then attended Demming Beauty School in Grand Forks, ND. After beauty school, she worked in St. Thomas, ND and then went to work for Alda Austfjord at her salon in Cavalier. Leone then purchased the business and it was then named The Swirl and Leone’s Beauty Shop. She sold the business to Janie Pflaum and continued working until her retirement in 1989. Things Leone enjoyed doing were crocheting, playing cards, gardening, and traveling. On June 14, 1947, she married Elmer E. Kuball at the First United Methodist Church in Cavalier. Elmer passed away August 1, 2011. She is survived by her daughters: Kathy (Rick) Carik, Fargo, ND., Colleen (Harlee) Fehr, Cavalier, ND; grandchildren: Meghan (Dan Walsh) Carik, Mike Carik, and James (Laura) Fehr; great-granddaughter, Madeline Fehr; sister-in-law, Nettie Craig, and many nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death were her parents; son, Jeff Kuball; brothers: Leslie, Kermit, Joe, and Bill Craig; sisters, Elda Corbett, Olive Younggren, and Vida Gunderson.
Anna Grace Melland, age 99, lifelong resident of Edmore, ND, greeted her Savior on September 7, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Center of Park River, ND, where she has resided since November 1, 2011.
Anna Grace Stevens was born January 8, 1918 near Edmore in Triumph Township, Ramsey County, ND. She was one of four children born to Andrew Sr. and Gunhild “Nellie” Kittelson Stevens. She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Triumph Township School prior to graduating from Edmore High School in 1937.
As a young woman, she worked in cook cars for neighbors during harvest. Anna Grace and Edwin B. Melland were united in marriage November 24, 1937 in the Edmore Concordia Lutheran Parsonage by Rev. M.A. Braaten. The couple made their home and farmed one-quarter mile east of Edmore where they raised their three children. In 1957, they purchased the Braund house in Edmore and moved into the city. Edwin Melland died as the result of a two-vehicle collision on September 20, 1963.
After Edwin’s death, Anna Grace managed the farm with her sons and worked as a dry-goods clerk in the Edmore Johnson Store for several years. She was a lifelong member of Concordia Lutheran Church and active in WELCA until she reached her 90’s. She was a charter member of the Edmore Senior Citizen’s Club and the Edmore Curling Club. She was well-known in curling circles for over 25 years. She was a life member of the Edmore Historical Society and museum and held a director’s position for over 20 years.
In her early sixties she began to paint pictures using oil paint. In 1978, she took a rosemaling class and started a long rosemaling career. She painted tables, plates, churns, and many chests. She donated her talent and rosemaled three large hope chests to be given away as fundraisers for the curling club, historical society and the Edmore centennial committee. She had a passion for shopping and traveling. She toured most of the United States from east to west and visited France, Switzerland, Germany, England and Scotland.
Loving family members who survive include two sons, Rodney (Gail) Melland, Edmore, ND and Dennis (Jacquelyn) Melland, Park River, ND, daughter Frances (John) Anderson, Lakeville, MN; brother Glenn Stevens, Grand Forks, ND; five grandchildren: Natalie Melland, Mark Melland, Christopher Anderson, Steven Anderson and Kelly Anderson; two step-grandchildren Kimberly Studsrud and Jason (Patty) Studsrud; two great grandchildren: Destiny Melland and Issac Melland, and five step-great grandchildren: Evan Mahone, Ethan White, Jade White, Keaton Studsrud and Madisyn Studsrud. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Dolores Nyberg and husband Oscar, brother Andrew Stevens Jr. and wife Alice, sister-in-law Shirley Ridgeway Stevens, and step-grandchild Tamra Mahone.
Funeral services will be Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Concordia Lutheran Church of Edmore. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-3 with a prayer service at 3:00 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Interment will be at the Edmore Community Cemetery.
Keith J. Simon, age 62 of Grafton, ND, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.
Keith Simon was born October 2, 1954 in Devils Lake, ND, the son of the late Orvaille and Alfreda (Mueller) Simon. He lived with his parents in their home until July 27, 1967 when he moved to the Grafton State School, now known as the Life Skills and Transition Center. He moved to Park River in 1985 where he lived in several locations before moving back in with his parents in May of 1997. In December of 1997 he moved in with his sister Lynette and later his other sister’s before moving to Grafton where he was currently living with Marlene Gunderson and her family under the Adult Foster Care Program.
He began working with the Work Activity Program in 1986 and worked at the Agassiz Animal Hospital and later the Club Bar and Hot Stuff Pizzeria. Keith was currently employed with All Season’s Laundry where he began in 2006 and was serving as an assistant manager which he was very proud of.
He enjoyed watching hockey, going to concerts and musicals, movies, traveling, photography, camping, books, and bowling.
Keith is survived by his siblings: Mervin (Marilyn) Simon, Conway, ND, Faye (George) Moen, Park River, ND, Cheryl (Tim) Daley, Park River, ND, Arlen Simon, Park River, ND, Marlowe Simon, Park River, ND, Lynette (Alleyn) Olsonoski, Fessenden, ND, Curtis (Candy) Simon, Park River, ND, and special friend and caretaker, Marlene Gunderson, Grafton, ND. Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Luetta Simon, brothers: Gerald and Alan Simon, and sister-in-law Monica Simon.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Park River. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Friends may also call at the church for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Calvary Catholic Cemetery of Park River.
Earl H. Mondry, age 91 of Minto, ND, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.
Earl Mondry was born on the family farm in Ardoch Township, Ardoch, ND on February 21, 1926, the son of the late Harry and Frances (Zabinski) Mondry. He attended 123 country school and graduate from Minto High School in 1944. He joined the National Guard in 1946 and was drafted to serve in the Korean War in 1950. He received his orders to report for duty just days before his marriage to Anna Lessard on November 14, 1950 in Oakwood, ND. He was inducted into the service one week later. Upon return from serving in the Korean War, Anne and Earl made their home in Ardoch, ND and later Rural Minto where they farmed with the family until 1997.
He was a member of the Minto American Legion Post 201, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of Ardoch and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Minto. Earl was known for his strong commitment to his wife and family, passion for agriculture and farming and for his very firm handshake and dedicated eye to eye greeting and conversation.
Earl is survived by his wife Anne Mondry, Grafton, ND, children: Ken (Peggy) Mondry, Fargo, ND, Kathy (Duane) Midboe, Climax, MN, Kristine (Ken) Pederson, Alexandria, MN and Kevin Mondry, Minto, ND; grandchildren: Nathan Mondry, Shannon Mondry, Jaren Mondry, Jarrod Midboe, Karissa Youra, Justin Midboe, James Midboe, Cameron Pederson, Kayla Pederson, Connor Pederson, Preston, Brandon and Carly Mondry, 13 great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren; siblings Cyril “Bud” (JoAnne) Mondry, Oslo, MN, Fred (Arlene) Mondry, Ardoch/Minto, ND and Dorothy (Allen) Berg, Turlock, CA. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Minto. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 with a prayer service at 5:00 P.M. at the church. Friends may also call at the church for one prior to the service at the church. Military rites will be provided by the Minto American Legion and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. Memorials are preferred to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Cemetery, the St. Gianna’s Maternity Home or Fr. Timothy Schroeder’s Haiti Fund. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery of Minto.
Donald M. Almen passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at ManorCare Health Center in Fargo, ND at the age of 91.
Donald M. Almen was born June 23, 1926 in Fertile Township, ND, the son of the late Carl Oscar and Glora (Hove) Almen. He attended a rural one room school through 8th grade and high school in Grafton. He married Leota (Lee) Sutter in Cooperstown, ND in 1950.
Don and Lee enjoyed traveling, curling, golf, dancing, and winters in Texas. He loved music and played both guitar and piano. He was a member of South Trinity Lutheran Church.
Don’s lifelong passion was farming. He worked to expand his farm acreage and crop variety. Even in his last week of life, he called friends and discussed farming. Anywhere crops were growing he took an interest. Thankfully he took seriously the steps of repentance and faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. The seed of the gospel took root in the field of this farmer’s heart.
Due to medical events in his life, he has donated his body to the UND School of Medicine. Donald (Don) Almen, absent from the body, now present with the Lord.
Don is survived by his children Barbara (Jim) Osvold, Detroit Lakes, MN and David (Verna) Almen, Cayo District, Belize, his grandchildren: Lisa (Jeremy) Jensen, Moorhead, MN, Jon (Amber) Almen, Kingsport, TN, Steven (Jen) Osvold, Moorhead, MN, Sarah (David) Booth, Montijo, Portugal, Jason (Katie) Osvold, Fargo, ND; 12 great grandchildren; his sister-in-law Marvis Weiser, Fargo, ND; and many nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his wife Lee, parents Oscar and Glora and his brother Ken.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at a later date at the South Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
Wanda L. Berg, age 81 of St. Thomas passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.
Wanda Lee Campbell was born December 30, 1935 in New Port, Kentucky the daughter of the late Harlan Campbell and Jeanette (Brummitt) Page. She graduated school from St. Petersburg, FL. She was united in marriage to Ronald Berg on October 2, 1954 at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. The couple made their home where the Air Force placed them, until settling in St. Thomas, ND in 1974. Wanda worked as the manager of P and T Bar. She then worked at Motor Coach Industries until 2013, when she retired. The couple continued to make their home in St. Thomas until her death.
She was a member of the St. Thomas American Legion Auxiliary Post 168. Wanda enjoyed her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also loved to be with her “girls” and play Bingo. She also loved all sporting activities.
Wanda is survived by her husband, Ronald Berg, St. Thomas, ND; children: Scot (Sandy) Berg, St. Thomas, ND and Timothy Berg, Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Michael (Sarah) Berg, Kevin (Kelly) Berg, Lynn (Aaron) Martinez, Chelsey Berg, and Jory Berg; nine great grandchildren; brother: Donnie (Linda) Campbell, Suffolk, VA and sister: Lois Geary, Gahanna, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-father: Russell Page, three brothers, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Friday, September 8, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the St. Thomas Methodist Church of St. Thomas. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the St. Thomas City Cemetery.