Brittany Kay Rasmussen, 27, of Grafton, ND, formerly of Thief River Falls, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 20, 2022 in Thief River Falls.
Private Funeral Services will be held at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN, with Father Rick Lambert presiding. Private burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Middle River, MN.
Public Visitation will take place from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls.
Brittany Kay Rasmussen was born on July 16, 1994 in Grand Forks, ND, the daughter of Gary Lee and Stephanie Rasmussen. She attended school in Newfolden, MN, graduating in 2012. Following high school Brittany attended Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, for Auto Mechanics.
The love of her life were her three children – Myriella, Lucious, and Loki who she loved with all her heart and spent as much time as she could with them. She enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Brittany could light up a room with her infectious smile and laugh. She was very adventurous, courageous, independent, and carefree. Brittany had a loving spirit, helping anyone in need. She was very talented and loved to draw, bringing her artistic value into tattooing.
Brittany is survived by her children, Myriella, Lucious, and Loki; parents, Gary (Tammy) Lee of Grafton, ND, and Stephanie Rasmussen of Crookston, MN; siblings, Daniele Rasmussen of Crookston, MN, Jade Block of Pengilly, MN, Jordan Rudnik of Grand Forks, ND, Jonathan Rudnik of Neche, ND, Jackson Rudnik of Duluth, MN, and Jayden Lee of Grafton, ND; grandparents, Elmer (Fudd) and Dolly Rasmussen of Middle River, MN, and Lester and Patricia Lee of Grafton, ND; special motherly friend, Theresa Gaffaney of Thief River Falls, MN; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Elmer Sr. and Clarice Rasmussen, Stanley and Stella Moen, Oscar and Mabel Lee, and Frank and Ann Peterka.
James G. Karas, 98, of Pembina, ND passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Altru Hospital, in Grand Forks, ND. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier, ND. A chapel service with military rites will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
James was born August 24, 1923 at Bend, Oregon to Gust and Louisa (Walchli) Karas. He grew up in Pocatello, ID and graduated from Pocatello High School. Jim served in the US Army and was a World War II veteran.
On July 23, 1945, he married the love of his life Esther Erickson. In 1946, they moved to Pembina, ND. He worked for the US Customs Service for 38 years, retiring as the Area Port Director. Jim was an active American Legion member of 81 years.
Survivors include his children, Steven Karas, Wolfforth, TX, and Elizabeth Karas, Pembina, ND, sisters, Christina Stone, Boise, ID and Viola Jepson, Abilene, TX, sister-in-law, Bertha Karas, Camarillo, CA, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, Esther, brothers: George, Peter, and Leo Karas, and sister, Judy Siebert.
Raymond Lyle Van Camp, 92, of Drayton passed away at Altru Hospital on Friday, June 17, 2022. Raymond was born September 27, 1929 to Alton and Gladys (Jamieson) Van Camp, in rural Drayton, North Dakota.
Raymond grew up there and graduated from Drayton Public School in 1947. While attending high school he met Roberta Rae Newans. They were married in Moorhead, MN on October 13, 1947. They had four children, Mary Kathryn (Art) Reed of Carpinteria, CA, Michael Raymond (Rae Anne) of Grand Forks, ND, John Wesley (Patti) of Bemidji, MN, and Lyle Thomas (Lesa) of Drayton, ND. Raymond was a farmer and carpenter, and a lifelong member of the Drayton United Methodist Church where he served on the church board for many years. He also served on the Drayton Township Board, the Drayton Volunteer Ambulance Board, the Drayton Cemetery Association Board. He enjoyed gardening, mowing lawns, working on various projects in his garage, around the house, and around the farm, and also enjoyed being surrounded by his family. Raymond was an instrumental part of the founding of Valley News & Views. He served as the volunteer janitor and helped label many newspapers to be mailed over the decades.
Raymond is survived by their four children, 11 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Roberta, sister Reva, brothers Lorne and Carl, and grandson Jeff Steenerson.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Drayton United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Drayton City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Drayton Volunteer Ambulance Service or the Drayton Cemetery Association.
Terrence (Terry) Lee Carson, the first born child of William R. and Joyce, was born in May of 1953.
Terry first attended ‘country school’ in Loam Township, south of Vang, ND. Later, he attended ‘town school’ , graduating from Walhalla High School in 1971. Terry attended ND School of Science in Wahpeton and received an architectural drafting degree. He began his career life at a lumber yard in Park Rapids, MN, then at Grafton, ND. He moved to Walhalla in 1976 to manage the Robertson Lumber Company until it closed, then transferred to the lumber yard in Cavalier. Terry had a career change in 1987 when he became a carpenter/maintenance engineer at the Concrete PAR site, retiring after 28+ years.
Terry always enjoyed being outdoors, especially at the Carson Family farm, with many ‘snowsheen’ and ATV runs thru the hills and coulee. He liked taking motorcycle rides to visit family, too. Terry was an avid hunter-deer, elk, turkey-and even squirrels, with his best buddy, Wrigley. He was always tinkering on things, from pickups to restoring vintage snowmobiles-for which he received ‘best of show’ awards. Woodworking projects also kept him busy, from little things like ‘shelf clutter’ to transforming a grain bin into a cabin.
Terry married Violet in September of 1973 and they had two children, Amanda and Thomas. Terry married Ann in July of 2001.
Terry is survived by his wife, Ann; mother, Joyce; children, Amanda (Kevin) and Thomas (Katherine); ‘bonus daughters’ Suzanne (Tom) and Nadine (Jonathan); grandchildren, Grace, William, Matthew, Andrew; ‘bonus grands and greats’, Shelby (Charlie),Ethan, Hayden, Brynn, Anne and Parker; siblings, Rhonda (Dean), Cheryl (Rodger), Carla (Brian), Jeff (Jana); best friend, Wrigley; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceding him in death was his father, William R. and grandparents, William C., Henrietta, Otenius and Sarah.
Terrence L. Carson, 69, went to be with the Lord Friday, June 17, 2022 after a month long struggle with cancer at Essentia Health in Fargo. Terry wished to be cremated, with his ashes placed in a Ski-doo engine urn, placed at the family farm.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Walhalla Lutheran Church, Walhalla, ND,
Cheryl Ann Wherley, 56, died Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at her home in Cavalier with family. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held for one hour before the time of the service.
Cheryl was born June 6, 1966, in Williston, ND, to Niel and Elizabeth (Hopkins) Wherley, where she grew up.
Cheryl worked as a CNA for many years, her kind heart and love for helping others made it a rewarding career for her. She had a contagious laugh that always brought a smile to anyone’s face that was with her. She was a free spirit and loved anything that involved adventure, her most favorite was skydiving. She also enjoyed camping, 4-wheeling, riding her bike and playing Bingo. On her days off she would relax to a good Lifetime movie or kick back with her favorite tv show Supernatural. She loved to shop, especially for purses and shoes. Boxes were always coming in the mail to greet her. She had a great love for animals; her dogs Storm and Buster would always be by her side. She adored her grandchildren and spent every moment she could with them.
Cheryl is survived by her companion of 20 years, Stuart Gieger; four children: McCody Myhre, Corey Strauss (Christina Novak), Colby Strauss, and Cole Strauss; sisters: Donner Closser, Rose Wherley, Karen Hieb, and brother, Neil Wherley; three grandchildren: Samara, Asher, and Luka, along with several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth Hopkins Wherley; her dad, Neil Wherley; stepfather, Jerry Hendrickson; aunt, Dolly Hopkins and uncle, Dru Hopkins; niece, Lauren Helt and her beloved dog, Stormy.
Daniel S. Sevigny, 97, of Grafton, ND and formerly Oakwood, ND passed away on June 6, 2022 at the Lutheran Sunset Home.
Daniel was born April 1, 1925 in Oakwood, ND on the family farm, the son of the late Edward and Emma (Demers) Sevigny. He attended and graduated from St. Aloysius Academy in Oakwood. Daniel served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953.
Daniel married Louise Osowski on April 7, 1953 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw, ND. They settled near Oakwood where Daniel farmed and worked for area farmers. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Oakwood, the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion. In 2018, Daniel and Louise moved to Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton, where they enjoyed living with friends.
He is survived by his wife, Louise and son Alan, Minto, ND; sister: Flora Pilon, Grafton, ND, and sister-in-law: Joanne Sevigny; many nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Phyllis Marie, sisters: Rosalie Lessard and Alma Collette, and brothers: Victorian, Eugene and Orell.
Due to Daniel’s generous gift of body donation to the University of North Dakota Medical School, Mass of Christian Burial will be at a later date, with inurnment at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Oakwood, ND.
Raymond J. Bailly, 76, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 5th, 2022, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at the St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held for one hour before the time of the service at the church.
Raymond (Bud) Bailly was born August 1st, 1945, to Marcel and Anna (Harildstad) Bailly at Cavalier, ND. He grew up in Cavalier and spoke often of his time spent at Grandpa and Grandma Harildstad's farm as a child. He graduated from Cavalier High School in 1965 and then went on to attend college at Bismarck State University and NDSCS Wahpeton. After college, Bud held various security guard and custodian positions until his retirement. He moved to Arizona in 2010 where he lived for 11 years and especially loved spending time with his dear friends, The Burkholders, who were like family to him. He moved back home to North Dakota in 2021.
He enjoyed collectible cars, watching old western movies, trying new restaurants, trips to the casino, and spending time with family and friends. He was a big kid at heart and always liked stopping by the fair for fair rides and fair food. His favorite holiday was the 4th of July, the bigger and louder the firework the better. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.
Bud is survived by his brothers: Dawn (Pat) Bailly, Grafton, ND, Richard (Sharon) Bailly, Champlin, MN, Clifford (Mary) Bailly, Grafton, ND, Verlyn (Diane) Bailly, Choctaw Lake, OH, Ernie (Kathy) Bailly, Cavalier, ND, special niece Anna (Bryan) Selle, Grand Forks, ND; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Leland Bailly, niece, Angie Johnson, and best friend, Ron "Buck" Burkholder.
Delia Escobar, 86 passed away on June 2, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.
Delia was born on January 5, 1936. She was the first born to Jose and Julia Uvalle in Arshington TX. She attended school in Carrizo TX.
She was raised by her maternal grandparents Maria and Pedro Guerrero. Delia loved to share with her children the many fond memories of her grandparents, being taught the "Word", by her grandmother and how she was abundantly spoiled by her grandfather.
On March 5, 1957 Delia and Ricardo Escobar were united in marriage. They moved to North Dakota where they raised their 5 children.
Delia had a love for gardening. After a hard day at work she could be found in her multiple gardens. She enjoyed spending her free time having coffee and conversation with her compadres - Lee and Lupe. Delia was the Sunday dinner host to her extended family members that lived in the area for many years. Mostly she loved spending time with the love of her life Ricardo and listening to him sing to her.
Grandma Delia enjoyed embroidering and crocheting. She made many quilts for her family through the years. Delia loved her children dearly and when the grandchildren started arriving she found a new love. She was a hand’s on grandmother and would play WWE wrestling on the floor or challenge the kids to a good video game. The grandkids didn't have to ask twice for anything, she would have their special treat or meal made in a heartbeat.
Delia is survived by her four daughters; Anna Delia (Ramiro) Salazar, Maria Alicia Escobar, Annette (Yogi) Skaro, Debra Lee (Shane) Miller, daughter-in-law Marlys Escobar, Viola Reckard; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her little brothers and sisters; Estevan Uvalle, Delfina Espinosa, San Juana and Adolfo Flores, Jose Luis Escobar, Ernesto and Rosa Aguilar and many bonus daughters and grandchildren.
Delia was preceded in death by her beloved husband Ricardo and their son Jesse.
Funeral services w will be Monday, June 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Inurnment will be at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Grafton, ND.
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