Janet “Nettie” Craig, 94, of Bathgate, ND passed away Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo, ND. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements with Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND.
Phyllis Jean Manley age 52, of Independence, Missouri, formerly of Adams, North Dakota passed away Sunday April 15, 2018 at the First Care Health Center of Park River.
Phyllis Jean Chally was born March 11, 1966 in Grafton, North Dakota, the daughter of Eldora (Storey) Chally and the late Leslie Chally. She graduated from Adams High School and then attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa for two years and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in education. She worked as a Special Education teacher in Edina, MN. Phyllis was united in marriage to Curtis Manley on July 25, 1998 in Bloomington, MN. The couple moved to Independence, MO. She taught at Rockwood Baptist School and then worked for a chiropractic clinic until her health forced her to retire.
She was a member of Adams Mountain Lutheran Church and the Rockwood Baptist Church, Independence, MO. She was a devout Christian and loved Jesus. She loved music, little animals and children. She would light up the room when she walked into it.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, Curtis, Manley, Independence, MO; mother, Eldora Chally, Adams, ND; brother, Doug Chally, Adams, ND; nephew, Dylan Chally, Adams, ND and dear friend, Ann Mickow, Blooming Prairie, MN. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, Leslie Chally.
Memorial services will be Friday, April 20, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at the Mountain Lutheran Church, Adams, ND. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. There will also be a memorial service in Independence, Missouri at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Adams Quick Response.
Susana (Doerksen) Miller passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. She spent the last few years of her life at Boyne Lodge Personal Care Home in Carman, Manitoba. She read the Bible every day until her eyes failed her. Susana was born on September 12, 1916, to Maria (Braun) and Gerhard G. Doerksen on a farm in Reinthal, a few miles outside of Plum Coulee, Manitoba. She was the youngest of 14 children.
When she was 11 years old the family moved from the farm into the Village of Winkler. She walked part of the way behind a wagon of hay with a cow tied to the back of it. As she grew older she worked for the Jewish families in the community doing laundry, cleaning, etc. to help out the family.
She met the love of her life, Jacob L. Miller and in 1935 they married. They lived in Winkler, then moved to Strassberg to look after a school there. From there they moved to Emerson where Jake worked for a farmer. In 1951 they moved to Ontario where he worked as a carpenter and she did housework. She also worked in the orchards picking fruit. Oh, how she loved fresh fruit.
In 1956 they moved to Michigan where she also did housework. Jake worked as a finish carpenter and together they built a lot of furniture at home for others.
In 1968, for health reasons, they returned to Winkler where they bought his mother’s place at the corner of Mountain and 1st Street. Susana and Jake were baptized in 1973 and became members of the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church in Winkler.
She began to volunteer her time at the Salem Home in Winkler and at the age of 77 was recognized as Activity Volunteer of the Year in 1994, by the Manitoba Activity Therapists Association. She had spent over 2,700 hours as a volunteer.
Susana kept the old German language. She loved to read it and sing songs in German. She went many places to sing old German hymns to seniors. They loved to hear songs they remembered from the old days. Writing poetry was also something she enjoyed. She had two books of poetry published, one of her English poems and one of her Low German poems. A story of her life (Tonight I Will Dance) was also published.
Susana and Jake were blessed with eight children. Harold passed away in 2017. Surviving are Esther (Bill) Zacharias of Morden; Harvey, Marlene, Tillie, Dolores (Jim) Britton, and Isaac, all of Michigan and Berniece (Gary) Johnson of Saskatchewan.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jake Miller in 1987, granddaughter, Linda Lee Miller in 1983, and grandsons, Joseph, and Ken Miller in 2014. She leaves to mourn 21 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.
Dean Allen Becker, 55, of Cavalier, ND passed away Friday, April 13, 2018. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery.
Dean Allen Becker was born April 28, 1962 at Cavalier, ND to Allen and Martha (Rychlick) Becker. He grew up and attended school at Cavalier, graduating from Cavalier High School in 1981. Dean then attended Dakota Aero Tech in Fargo, and then worked at Bob Odegaard Aviation in Kindred, ND. Later he worked at Hinkle Farms, and then Gowen Construction until his death. Dean enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
On November 2, 2006, Dean married Gloria Cook at Cavalier, ND. He is survived by his wife, Gloria; son, Dustin Cluchie, Cavalier; granddaughters, Olivia and Camerin; mother, Martha Becker, Cavalier; brother, Darrel (Editha) Becker, Grand Forks, ND; nieces, Skyler Johnson and Dakota Becker.
Preceding him in death was his father, Allen Becker.
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Gordon on April 13 at the age of 82. Gordon will be greatly missed by his husband of 43 years, Don; his brother Glen (Joan), sisters, Elsie, Grace (Spence) and Mary (Doug); many nieces and nephews; and Don’s family in Vancouver and the Philippines. He was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Ethel; brother- in-law, Lionel; and Don’s parents, Esteban and Claudia.
Gordon grew up on the family farm near Deerwood, Manitoba. He worked at the Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Research Station at Pinawa for most of his career as an electrician. Gordon was a car enthusiast, whose passion for automobiles was apparent to those around him. He could tell you the make, model and year of any vehicle he saw. Gordon was also an avid traveller and made several trips to the Philippines to visit Don’s family.
Special thanks to all the caregivers at Riverview Health Centre. In keeping with Gordon’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Gordon’s life will be celebrated at a private family gathering.
Muriel ‘Molly’ Nelson, 91, Fargo, formerly of Walhalla, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Villa Maria Care Center in Fargo.
Muriel Bernice O’Keefe, daughter of Cleo John and Bernice Isabel (O’Sullivan) O’Keefe, was born May 24, 1926. Muriel lived her first years on the O’Sullivan family farm south of Crystal with her parents and grandpa John J. O’Sullivan. In the spring of 1931 the O’Keefe family moved into Crystal where Muriel, now known as Molly, attended Crystal Public School, graduating in 1944. She then attended college, earning her teaching degree. While teaching in Walhalla, Molly met her future husband.
On September 24, 1949 she was married to H. Dennis Nelson. They made their home in Walhalla where they owned and operated Nelson Funeral Home until Dennis passed away in 1986. Molly remained in Walhalla until moving to Fargo in June of 2011. She has resided at the Villa Maria care center since.
Molly was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church of Walhalla as well as many church & community organizations through the years.
She is survived by her children; Paul (Brook) of Oxbow, Carol Ann (Sharif) El Fouly of Closter, NJ, Mark (Jill) of Fessenden, Bill (Hope) of Minot, Denise (Richard) Philipp of Minitrista, MN, Jill (George) Shrum of Fargo, Jack of Fargo and Dennis (Cheryl) of Ft. Collins, CO; 20 grandchildren, Manda, Sara, Karla & Hale, Sharif Marc, Jennifer, Ryan, Michael, Jaime & Michelle, Matthew, Mitchell, Amber & Kelsi, Nathan & Kadian, Jacqueline & Jason, and Taylor & Hailey; 25 great-grandchildren, Will, Henry, Bella, Emerson, Addison, Edyn & Aniston, Gavin, Gracie, Mara, Abigail & Brynn, Kate & Luke, Beckam & Beau and Molly, Eli, Oaklen and Ireland, Colton, Jaelynn & Aubrey, and Abigail & Robert; brothers, Paul (Carol) O’Keefe of Crystal and Michael O’Keefe of Grand Forks; and sisters, Helen Miller of Billings, MT, Jan Clairmont of Great Falls, MT, Mary Eleanor O’Keefe of Galveston, TX and Ruth (Terry) Retzlaff of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; her parents; brothers, Lloyd, Bill & Charles (Chub); sisters, Cleona Luibel and Madrienne Schuler; grandson, Jon Shrum; and great-grandchilden, Morgan Hoornaert, Laken Rexine, and two Johnson babies.
Funeral Mass: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 10:30 A. M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhalla
Visitation: Thursday from 5:00 P. M. to 7:00 P. M. at the church
Prayer Service: Thursday evening at 7:00 P. M. at the church
Burial: St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery
Arrangements with Nelson Funeral Home of Walhalla
Online condolences may be shared at nelsonfuneralhomesnd.com
On Thursday April 12th 2018, at the age of 88, Don passed away peacefully at the Boundary Trails Health Centre.
Don was born on April 8th 1930 to Hugh John Somers & Agnes (McQueen) of Carman. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rose (nee Karalash). Daughters Cheryl Good (David), Gladys Dunn (Murray) and son Warren (Charlene) 6 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Bernice Fry, sister in law Ethel Somers (Clearwater) and brother in law Eddie Karalash as well as many other family members and dear friends. He is predeceased by his brothers Allan, Bert & William and his sisters Doris (Cummer) & Mable (Ginter) as well as infant sisters Florence & Elizabeth Somers.
Don spent many years farming and working for the Midland School Division, driving bus and working in the bus garage. He loved to spend time in his garden, on his tractors, square dancing and old time dancing. His favorite past time was spending time with his family. He will be missed dearly.
A private family interment was held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Carman and public service held at the United Church on Monday April 16th 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the doctors and nurses at Carman Memorial hospital as well as Boundary Trails hospital and to the staff at Doyle’s Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimers Society of MB.10-120 Donald St., Wpg, MB, R3C 4G2.
On Wednesday April 11, 2018 Susie Wiebe of Manitou, MB. departed peacefully to go dance with her beloved saviour Jesus. She was 53 years old.
She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her husband, David Wiebe and sons, Ezra and Titus.
She is survived by nine brothers, three sisters and their families, her husband’s family: parents Abe and Tina Wiebe, three brothers, one sister and their families.
She was predeceased by her parents, David S Wiebe (2016), Aganetha Wiebe (2015), and one brother, Peter A Wiebe (2016).
Susie was born in Winkler, MB. to David S and Aganetha Wiebe on October 16, 1964. She grew up near Gnadenthal, MB. where she got her education up to grade eight. Susie always thoroughly enjoyed school.
As a young adult, Susie ventured out on her own. She continued her education and worked at Friesen’s in Altona and at the Met, before finding her niche as a Tupperware Dealer. Her passion for this was apparent, causing her to excel; quickly becoming a very sought-after dealer in southern Manitoba. She enjoyed travelling and found a few opportunities to do so over the years. Feeling led to contribute to the lives of others, Susie became the song leader for a home school group, did some tutoring and was the secretary for Faith Mission. This was where she worked alongside David, and a friendship was formed. While she was living at Ens Court in Winkler in August of 1997, David caught her by surprise at her door, asking if she was willing to “share her friendship with him”. Her response: “That’s what I was waiting for!” After enjoying a beautiful evening walk together; before parting ways David asked if they could kneel together and dedicate their union to the Lord. Knowing that in doing this, their future together would lack nothing. This was followed by a beautiful eight-month courtship, culminating into marriage on March 28, 1998. They resided on a farm near Manitou; where to this day they enjoyed the many blessings of their life together. Including the wonderful addition of their boys: Ezra David on December 27, 1999 and Titus Abraham on October 16, 2004. They were married for 20 years, 14 days. The core strength of their family grew as they continued to discover the knowledge of the freedom and truth found in God’s Word.
Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday April 16, 2018 at the Winkler Mennonite Church with interment prior at the Darlingford Cemetery.
Helen F. Osowski, age 93 of Grafton, ND passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Lutheran Sunset Home of Grafton.
Helen F. Korczak was born March 13, 1925 in Grand Forks, ND the daughter of the late Anton and Victoria (Marynik) Korczak. She grew up and attended rural school near Warsaw. Helen was united in marriage to Amborse Osowski on June 17, 1946 in Warsaw, North Dakota. The couple lived in Grafton for a short time and then moved to the farm in Acton Township. The couple lived and farmed in Acton Township until 1979. They remained on the farm until 2008 when they moved to the Lutheran Sunset Home. Ambrose passed away Feb. 14, 2009.
Helen was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and crocheting.
Helen is survived by her children: Genny Keeley, Grand Forks, ND; Kenny (Debbie) Osowski, Grafton, ND; six grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and her siblings: Greg (Genevieve) Korczak, Las Vegas, NV; Henry (Janice) Korczak, Grand Forks, ND; Alice Stancyk, Strandquist, MN and Mary Jean Altendorf, Trail, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter and son-in-law, Rosie and Larry Eng and her brother, Sylvester Korczak.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton. Visitation will be Friday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in the spring.
Doris A. Jackson, age 83 of Grand Forks, ND and formerly of Grafton, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Woodside Village of Grand Forks.
Doris Haug was born September 20, 1934 in Grafton, ND, the daughter of the late Helmer and Nellie (Widness) Haug. She was baptized and confirmed at the Landstad Lutheran Church of Auburn, ND. She attended the Martin Township #67 one room school house through 8th grade, and later attended school in Grafton where she graduated high school. She was united in marriage to Bruce Jackson on August 1, 1952. The couple lived in Grafton, Minot, and Grand Forks, ND. In 1960, they returned to Grafton where she helped Bruce with the sale of Bernina sewing machines. Doris had learned to sew at an early age from her aunt Gina and continued to hone her skills throughout the years. She did alterations for many and was known throughout the county as an accomplished seamstress. The couple retired in 2014 and moved to Grand Forks. Bruce passed away on April 4, 2016 and she moved into Woodside Village in November of 2017.
She was a member of the Grafton Lutheran Church and WELCA. Lunches were always ready during the school year for grandchildren and friends and the coffee pot was always on. She was a social person who made friends wherever her journey took her.
Doris is survived by her daughters: Bonnie Elde and Carol Papenfuss, both of Grand Forks, ND, grandchildren: Korey (Wendy) Elde, Kelly Elde, Scott (Toni) Elde, Tim (Sarah) Elde, Christopher (Rebecca) Papenfuss, Jana (Austin) Theisen; great grandchildren: Brooke, Ethan, Ty, Carter, Kyia, Chloe, Leyton, and Aliza; siblings: Donna Fisher, Grafton, ND, Hazel Coulthart, Grafton, ND, Judy (Mark) Holt, Grafton, ND, Norman Haug, Grand Forks, ND, and Donnie (Diane) Haug, Grafton, ND. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bruce, brothers-in-law Allen Fisher and Glenn Coulthart and sister-in-law Sharon Haug.
Funeral services will be Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:30 P.M. at the Grafton Lutheran Church of Grafton. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Grafton Lutheran Cemetery in the spring.