John William O’Toole, age 42, of Grafton, ND, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the Unity Hospital of Grafton, ND.
John William O’Toole was born January 17, 1980, in Cavalier, ND, the son of Lawrence and Shirley (Vavrovsky) O’Toole. John attended and graduated school in Cavalier, ND. Following his education he moved to Grafton, ND, where he was employed through Friendship Inc. at Select Inn, Pamida/Shopko, and was currently working at All Season’s Laundry.
He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Grafton Kiwanis. John enjoyed bowling, 80’s music, camping, tubing, dancing, making others feel happy and loved spending time with family and friends.
John is survived by his mother, Shirley O’Toole, Grafton, ND; siblings: Connie (Lynn) Johnson, Grafton, ND; Lori O’Toole (Vicki Yamamoto), Los Osos, CA; Michael (Jorie) O’Toole, O’Fallon, MO; Janet (David) Foerster, Grafton, ND; Nancy (Joel) Mueller, Dardenne Prairie, MO; Paul (Sherry) O’Toole, Crystal, ND; Mary (David) Hanson, Colorado Springs, CO; Diane (Dan) Johnson, Hoople, ND; David (Brandy) O’Toole, Grand Forks, ND. John was a very proud uncle to 26 nieces and nephews and 15 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence, and grandparents, Robert and Margaret O’Toole and Bert and Mary Vavrovsky.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton, ND. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the church. Friends may also call at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Crystal, ND. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Friendship of Grafton and Unity Medical Center for the excellent care John and family received over the years. In lieu of flowers the family would suggest memorials to Friendship of Grafton, 554 West 12th Street, Grafton, ND 58237; St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, % St. Brigid's Catholic Church, 201 West 1st Avenue South, Cavalier, ND 58220; or the Unity Medical Center Foundation, 147 West 13th Street, Grafton, ND 58237.
Jeanette Halcrow of Bemidji, MN died Thursday, September 15, 2022.
Mass of Christian burial will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022 at St. Philips Catholic Church, Bemidji. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2022 at St. Philips Catholic Church with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 26, 2022 at the Calvary Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND.
Jeanette Van Camp Halcrow, born the daughter of Herbert M. and Helen (Hublou) Van Camp in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She attended St. Mary's Elementary School and St. James High School in Grand Forks before attending Marquette University and graduating from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Speech Therapy and later a Master's Degree in Communication Disorders. She married John Harold Halcrow on June 8, 1963. Jeanette liked to travel, read, play bridge, and tend her flower gardens, and enjoy her friends.
She is survived by her husband, John, and daughter, Jennifer, of Minneapolis, and her sisters, Marian Dornheim Kadlec and Nancy Holcomb. She was preceded in death by her father and mother.
Memorials may be directed to: St. Mary's Mission and School, Red Lake, MN; Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area; Bemidji Area Arts Endowment of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation; or charity of donor's choice.
Scott D. Langton, 69 of Devils Lake and Crary ND passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at his home.
Gathering of family and friends on Monday, September 26, 2022 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with Reverend JoHanna Buchholz officiating. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery.
Scott Douglas Langton, son of Leo and Nelda (Severtson) Langton was born on August 19, 1953 at Camp Legeune, North Carolina. After his father’s discharge from the military, the family made their home at the farm at Crary. He attended school in Southam, ND through the fifth grade, then attended Crary Public School, graduating with the class of 1971.
Scott was united in marriage to Jan Stromme in December of 1971. They lived for a short time in Devils Lake, then built a home on the farm at rural Southam in 1974. This is where they lived, worked and raised their family. It was in 1974 a family business, Langton Custom Harvesting began and continued for 27 years. In 1997, the family made their home in Denver, Colorado and Scott worked for Tuff Shed. In 2005, Scott returned to the farm at Southam and began custom harvesting again until increasing health issues forced him to retire in 2021. In June of 2022, Scott moved into Devils Lake.
Scott was married to Dessarae D. Schill on December 18, 2008. They made their home on the farm at Southam. Dessarae died on May 5, 2022.
Scott never considered combining as work. He loved the harvest time and the farm. He was so proud to have his son take over Langton Farms. He was never idle and was always working on something and was an avid reader.
Scott served on the Hope Township Board for many years, gave his time as a church council member for Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Devils Lake and also enjoyed membership in the Elks Lodge.
Scott loved the farm, treasured his family with all his heart and believed in the promises of his Lord and Savior. He will be so greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Scott’s loving family include his daughter Jennifer Rheault of West Fargo ND; son Neil (Brianne) Langton, Devils Lake; grandchildren Corbin and Karsi Rheault, Weslie, Max and Hobey Langton; granddaughter he helped to raise Haylee Borgen; mother Nelda Langton, Devils Lake; mother of his children Jan Langton, West Fargo; brothers Steven (Sally) Langton, Palmdale CA and Merle Langton, Devils Lake; sister Stacy (Tom) Saurey, Littleton CO; special uncle and friend Sheldon Severtson, rural Devils Lake; several beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father Leo, wife Dessarae, brothers Trent, Brian, and a brother in infancy and sister Lanelle Cummings.
Ronald Alexzander Falk, 78, of Cavalier, N.D., passed away Monday, September 19, 2022, at his home. He was born May 1, 1944, to Erwin and Marie (Bauer) Falk. He grew up in the Bathgate area and graduated from Pembina High School and UND. On October 20, 1968, he married Jane Hildebrant in Cavalier, North Dakota. Ron worked at Roy Implement in Walhalla and Cavalier Implement until he took over the family farm.
Ron enjoyed spending time with family and friends, morning coffee with the guys, and playing games with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Jane, daughter Amy (Mike) Marlin, son, Christopher (Chelsie) Falk; grandchildren, Kynan and Keaton Marlin, and Caylie, Camdyn, and Caysen Falk; sister, Darlene Erovick, niece, Heather Vetter, and brother, Steve Gelder.
Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Clifford.
No services are planned at this time.
Edythe E. Otto Thom, 96, of Cavalier and formerly of Neche, ND passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022, at the Lutheran Sunset Home in Grafton, ND. Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in Neche, ND. Visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services.
Edythe was born June 26, 1926, in Germany to George and Sophie (Shering) Beckmyer. In 1928, she immigrated with her family to Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, where she grew up. On November 14, 1942, she married Laurence Otto in Canada. They moved to the United States in 1958. They made their home in Neche, ND. Edythe moved to Cavalier, ND in 2002 and later became an American citizen.
She was the caretaker of Christ Lutheran Church in Neche for 43 years. In the 1960’s, she regularly cared for nine children at 25 cents an hour. She later worked at a daycare and provided childcare to others. She was proficient at chopping wood for the wood-burning cookstove in her kitchen until the late 1970’s. She operated a successful painting and catering business. Edythe also enjoyed baking, sewing, crafting, caring for her flowers, and enjoyed all sports, especially the Minnestoa Twins, Vikings, and local high school football. She enjoyed making fleece blankets, selling them at craft shows, and donating to many local charities and friends.
Surviving are her children: Judith Watts, St. Thomas, ND, Roy Otto (Sarah), Bathgate, ND, Larry Otto, Middleburg, FL, Kathy Nelson (Miles), Eagan, MN; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren, and sister, Alice Calloway.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Laurence, daughter, Patricia, and son-in-law, Gale Watts.
Honorary Pallbearers are all of Edythe’s Grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cavalier Ambulance Service.
Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Neche, ND.
Bennie J. Hodny, age 94 of Lankin, ND met his Lord and Savior on Friday, September 2, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society of Park River.
Bennie Hodny was born on June 5, 1928, to the late Thomas and Pauline (Maresh) Hodny in Walsh County, North Dakota. He was raised on the family farm near Lankin. Bennie attended country school in Perth Township. After graduation, Bennie farmed with his father and brother Jerry, before he was called to serve in the United States Army. He served during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. He attended basic training at Fort Riley, KS, and later was deployed to Italy.
Bennie was united in marriage to Mary T. (Kotaska) Maresh on September 26, 1987 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (Bechyne), rural Lankin. Bennie and Mary lived on their farm near Brocket, ND until Mary passed away on April 3, 2006. Bennie loved to play cards with the neighbors, watch shows on TV Land and the Game Show Network, and listen to Polka Joe.
He was a lifelong member of the American Legion Bosh-Ryba Post 157 of Lankin, and a member of Ladies Slovak, formerly Catholic Workmen.
Bennie will be dearly missed by his step-children: Gordon and Mary and their families: Gordon (Robbyn) Maresh, Michigan, ND; Gordon’s daughter, Erika (Rodney) Anderson—children, Blake & Parker; and Gordon’s son, Matthew (Lindsay) Maresh—children, Sy and Rae; Mary (Fred) Eback, Devils Lake, ND, Mary’s daughter, Sharon (Steve) Johanson—children Riley & Kiara; Mary’s daughter, Ellen Eback—son Michael (Ashley) Eback—daughter, Daisy; and Mary’s daughter, Kay (Justen) Barstad—children Myles and Ily; his sister Annie Adamson; his sister-in-law Sandra Hodny; his nephews: Lee (Nicole) Adamson; John Curtis (Lisa) Hodny; Jerry (Mary) Hodny Jr.; Michael (Jacki) Hodny; Scott Brandvold; Ron Brandvold; Ed Brandvold; Larry (Deb) Zacha; his nieces: Marinell (Stuart) Beckman; Wanda (Scott) Mengelkoch; Trish Hodny; Jodi Hodny; Maryetta (Keith) Nelson; Geraldine Lipsh; Paula Johnson; Teresa Malone; Christy (Lee) Ruzicka; Carrie (Bob) Banish; Bonnie Brandvold; Marge (Al) Irwin; Deb (Steve) Flaten; Judy (Rod) Alme; and many great-nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers Jerry and John; sisters Arlene Zacha and Marcella Brandvold; nieces Lucille, Lori, Charlene, and Diana; nephew Richard.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (Bechyne) of rural Lankin, ND. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (Bechyne) Cemetery. Military Rites will be provided by the Lankin American Legion Post and the ND National Guard Honor Guard.
Bonnie J. Halldorson, age 78 of Edinburg, ND passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at the First Care Health Center of Park River.
Bonnie Jean Pederson was born December 3, 1943 in Grafton, ND the daughter of the late Clarence and Irene (Ferguson) Pederson. She grew up and attended school in Park River, ND. Bonnie was united in marriage to Robert Halldorson on November 12, 1961 in Mountain, ND. The couple made their home in Edinburg where Bonnie worked for Windingland Potato. She later went to work for Potato Sales in Park River and worked there for 28 years until her health forced her to retire.
Bonnie served as the League Secretary for the Edinburg Bowling League for many years. She was a member of the local homemakers group and enjoyed playing cards and board games. She also enjoyed doing embroidery and hardanger.
Bonnie is survived by her husband Robert of Edinburg, ND; her children: Jeanne (Mark) Carson, Hoople, ND; Dean (Tammy) Halldorson, Conway, ND; Melanie (Jason) Reidhammer, Langdon, ND; Jennifer Reidhammer, Grafton, ND; her grandchildren: Rebecca, Melissa, Robert, Rachel, Amanda, Julie, Adrianna, Lily, Jaymee, Christopher, Tara and Zachary; seven great grandchildren with two more on the way; her brothers: Marvin (Janet) Pederson, Hastings, MN and Clair (Linda) Pederson, Dresser, WI. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Clifford and infant sister, Helen Ann.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Edinburg, ND. Visitation will be Tuesday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Mountain City Cemetery, Mountain, ND. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials to the Trinity Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jon D. Boe, age 57 of West Fargo, ND, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at his home.
Jon Boe was born June 9, 1965 in Park River, ND, the son of Donald and Dorothy (Ellingson) Boe. He grew up and attended school in Adams, graduating from Adams High School. Following his education, he moved to Fargo where he worked for Fargo Glass & Paint Company. He was united in marriage to Michaelene Vetter in 1985. The couple had one son, Max. In 1993, he married Terri Horsley and lived in Mapleton. He then returned to Adams and farmed for a few years. Later, moving back to Mapleton, where he was employed as a manager of Northwest Tire in Grand Forks. He later became employed at American Tire Distributors, in Fargo.
He was a member of the Adams Mountain Lutheran Church and the Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling with his friends; and loved all kinds of music. Jon had a gift to make other’s laugh with his stories and jokes. He also had a special kindness to others in need. He helped others even when he appeared to have nothing left; always giving what he could.
Jon is survived by his son, Max (Rheannon) Boe, Springtown, TX and their three daughters: Easton, Ellisyn and Emersyn; step-children: Rebecca Elliot and Dustin Elliot, both of Fargo, ND; 7 step-grandchildren; his parents: Donald and Dorothy Boe, Adams, ND; siblings: Gary (Karen) Boe, Adams, ND and Dawn (Tim) Lundquist, Mahtomedi, MN, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Adams Mountain Lutheran Church. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Vang Lutheran Cemetery or West Adams Cemetery.
Kelly Kram, 61, of Walhalla, ND, born into eternal life, Friday, August 26, 2022, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 2, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 1, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Vigil service at the church. Burial will be held in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.
Kelly Joseph “Jo-Jo” Kram was born into the world on April 10th, 1961 to Rudolph and Yvette (Beauchamp) Kram in Cavalier, ND. Kelly attended Walhalla High School and graduated in 1981. He held various jobs including welding and metal cutting for Reggie Robertson at Robertson Metal Recycling in Hettinger, ND, who he remained close friends with. He was currently employed with Columbia Grain as a truck driver.
On August 17, 2019 Kelly married the love of his life, Kathy Grammer at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhalla. They enjoyed going for drives and spending time together. He was happiest when he was with Kathy. Kelly was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus earning the title of Grand Knight. He was also a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and served on the Walhalla Fire Department. He was a caregiver for his parents in their later years. Kelly enjoyed many hobbies in his life including, hunting, fishing, cooking, gardening, going for drives around the area, and was always ready with a joke.
Surviving Kelly is his wife, Kathy; mother, Yvette; stepchildren, Nicholas (Kendra) Fenton, Minto, ND; Andrew (Kara Lynn) Langowski, and grandchildren; Avery and Matthew, Watford City, ND; sisters, Karen (Pat) Restad, Adams, ND; Barb (Wayne) Chale, Pembina, ND; Patricia Kram, Grafton, ND; Diane (Keith) Due, Cavalier, ND; brother, Dean (Janie) Kram, Walhalla, ND; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Kelly in death is his father, Rudolph; grandparents; various aunts and uncles; and his dog Daisy.
Virginia Rodriguez took her final trip Home on August 26th, 2022 surrounded by love.
Virginia was born on August 8th, 1966 in Drayton, North Dakota to Genoveva and Nicholas Rodriguez. She was raised in Robbin, MN and was blessed with a large family; 6 sisters and 2 brothers. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1989. She was a proud employee of the North Dakota Department of Human Services for 30 years. Her work ethic and dedication didn’t stop with just her job title. Virginia was a devoted single mother to her two sons Matthew and Joshua. She was a loving grandmother to four grandchildren: Aiden, Matthew Jr., Izaiah and Aubree. Being a mother and grandmother was one of her greatest accomplishments.
She immersed herself in the Catholic faith and was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ. She was and still is adored by many and the legacy she left behind is one that cannot be measured. She will be wholeheartedly missed by all those that her life touched. A life with love is a life that’s been lived.
Virginia is survived by her sons: Matthew Rodriguez and Joshua Vogsland; her Grandchildren: Aiden Mejia, Matthew Rodriguez Jr., Izaiah Rodriguez and Aubree Rodriguez; her mother, Genoveva Rodriguez; her siblings: Irene (Lance) Schlosser, Beatrice (Kevin) Machart, Herlinda (Thomas) Perez, Teresa Rodriguez, Yolanda (Arturo) DelaCruz, Donald (Janelle) Rodriguez and Susan (Jesus B) Castillo; all of her nieces and nephews, over abundance of cousins and the many friends who became her family. She is preceded in death by her father, Nicholas Rodriguez, her brother, Richard Rodriguez, her forever love and son’s father, Chris Vogsland and the many friends she’s lost throughout the years.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Grafton. Visitaiton will be on Thursday from 9:00-11:00 AM at the church. Interment will be at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
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