Cyndi Schill, 59, of Walhalla, ND, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. Visitation will be held Friday, September 25, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the church. Due to the number of family, attendance at the prayer service and funeral will be limited. People are welcome to join the family at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday for the graveside service. Use of masks and social distancing is recommended.
Violet Irene Heazlett Lane, 95, passed away on Saturday September 19th 2020 at her apartment in Grafton, ND.
She was born on August, 29th 1925 in Drayton, ND to Benjamin and Olive Littlejohn Heazlett.
Irene grew up in Glasston attended the Littlejohn country school and graduated from Saint Thomas High school in 1943. After high school Irene attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks where she received a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics, and graduated with honors in 1947. She then began her career as a teacher.
Irene married Henry Lane on June 17, 1947 near Glasston, North Dakota. They were happily married for 63 years. The couple farmed in Glasston ND from 1951 until 1982. Irene was a member of the St. Thomas United Methodist Church and served as Sunday School superintendent for many years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron and the Cavalier Pioneer Daughters. Irene and Henry together served as leaders of the Glasston Galaxy 4-H club.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents Benjamin & Olive Heazlett; sister Donna Jensen and Husband Henry.
Irene is survived by her sons: Burel (Norleen) Lane of Prior Lake, MN; Dwight (DeAnna) Lane of Glasston, ND; Darvin (Mavis) Lane of Alvin, TX. She will be lovingly remembered by her 7 grandchildren: Elizabeth (James) de Leon, Ben (Brittany) Lane, April (Slade) McCarty, Emilie (Tyler) Evink, Audrey Lane, Alexander Lane, and Helen Lane and by her 6 Great Grandchildren; Henry, Raymond, Leo, Eleanor, Fulton and Zake.
Graveside services will be Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4:00 PM at the Glasston Cemetery, Glasston, ND. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton, ND. Due to limited seating in the church and the current Covid-19 restrictions, people are encouraged to attend the visitation. Social Distancing and face masks will be required.
An online guestbook is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com
The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.
On Friday September 18, 2020 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Dorothy Bluhm, 86 years of Morden, MB went to her eternal rest with her nephew holding her hand. Heaven gained a very special, beautiful angel.
She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Lorna Unger and Margie Bluhm and forever remembered by her numerous nieces and nephews and special family at the Nelson Home. She was predeceased by her parents, Henry and Mary Bluhm, her sister and brother-in-law, Esther and Pete Klassen, her brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Anne Bluhm, brother-in-law, Ed Unger, niece, MaryAnne Klassen and great niece, Pearl Dyck.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the residents and staff at Nelson Home and Gateway Resources for providing love, care and friendship to Aunt Dorothy for many years. The wonderful quality of life she enjoyed there provided her with an amazing home to share with her sister, Margie.
Rest in peace, Dorothy. We love and will miss you.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
in care of arrangements
Thomas W. Galleger Jr., DDS, 82 of Devils Lake ND passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020, rural Devils Lake doing what he loved, hunting with dear friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Elks Galleger Band Shell, Devils Lake with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass. In case of inclement weather, the Mass will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Military Honors will be accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post #756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team.
Due to COVID-19, please keep your health and safety and that of others in mind when attending the service. Stadium and picnic table seating available.
Thomas William Galleger Junior was born on December 2, 1937 to Clara (Knutson) and Thomas W. Galleger Sr. He was born in the Lucca North Dakota. As a young boy, Tom moved with the family to Devils Lake, attended school there and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1956. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1962.
Tom entered the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Dental Corp on August 17, 1962 and was honorably discharged from active duty on May 31st, 1965 with the rank of Captain. He continued with the reserves until May of 1968.
Tom was united in marriage to Joan Wallis Miller on June 25, 1960. After his discharge, they established their home in Devils Lake where they lived, worked and raised their family. Tom started in private practice, retiring in December of 1999 after 35 years. After retirement, Tom and Joan wintered in Playa del Carmen, Mexico each year and made many new friends.
Tom was very civic minded. He was a member of the Lions Club and a Rotarian. He was active in the ELKS, serving as an Exalted Ruler and Trustee for many years. . He was a member of the Devils Lake Community Elks Band for 50 years as a clarinet player and served on the Band Board. He served as president and also treasurer of the North Dakota Dental Association for many years and as president of the Lake Region District Health Unit.
Tom loved the outdoors, fishing, campfires and hunting every species that had a hunting season. He enjoyed many years hunting elk in Colorado with his son and family.
Tom proudly served his country, his community, his dental colleagues and associations. But first and foremost, Tom was a devoted husband and loved his children and grandchildren with all his heart. He was so proud of them as they came to embrace many of his life’s interests.
Tom’s loving family include his wife of 60 years Joan; four children Kelly (Todd) Studer of Loveland, CO, Lynn (Gary) Hellenga of Bozeman MT, Susan Brady, also of Loveland and Thomas Galleger III of Telluride CO; nine grandchildren Anne Studer, Los Angeles CA, Shelby Studer, Denver CO and Kacey (Cody) Young, Windsor CO-Alexander Hellenga and Braeden Hellenga of Bozeman-Ryan Brady, Loveland and Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Coffman, Aurora CO-Thomas Galleger IV and Emma Galleger both of Telluride; great grandchildren Seeley and Rosey Young; brother Jack (Avis) Galleger, Eden Prairie MN; sister Margret Harnan, St. Anthony MN; brother-in-law Jim (Dorothy) Miller, Devils Lake and many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his siters Patricia Floer and Helen Jorgenson.
In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Devils Lake Community Elks Band.
Everett Anton Rasmussen Jr., 55 of rural Crary ND passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at his home.
Gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a time of prayer at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services for Everett will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake ND with Pastor Dave Fix of Bethel Evangelical Free Church officiating. Everett will be laid to rest in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, rural Doyon ND.
Due to COVID-19, please keep your health and safety and that of others in mind when attending services.
Everett Anton, son of Katherine (Ebertz) and Everett Rasmussen Sr. was born on April 23, 1965 in Devils Lake ND. He grew up and was educated in the Crary area, graduating from Crary High School with the class of 1983.
Everett was united in marriage to Roberta “Bobbi” Felch on December 23, 1988 at the Crary Lutheran Church. They established their home on the family farm where Everett had helped his father and brother farm for many years and would make the farm his life-long home.
Everett worked as a custom combiner, harvesting from Texas to the Canadian Border. He was one of the supervisors at Nordick Fiberglass for over 10 years, worked for area farmers and at the time of his death had been employed in Security at the Spirit Lake Casino and Resort.
Everett’s passion was the farm and the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, had an unbelievable self-taught talent with computers, electronics, gadgets; fixing, tweeking, understanding the mechanics of them. If you visited with Everett for any length of time, you knew his politics and a very interesting conversation would ensue. But Everett’s heart belonged to his family whom he loved, was so very proud of and especially loved the role of “grandpa”.
Everett will be so very missed by his precious family which includes his wife Bobbi; daughter Michelle and her husband Nicholas Breazile and their children Keagen and Huxley of Lakota ND; siblings Marie (Luther) Koapke, St. Thomas ND, Margo (Doyle) Aas, Grafton ND, Valerie Rogers Calico Rock AR, Mark Rasmussen also of Grafton, Kyle (Brad) Osowski also of St. Thomas and Carl Rasmussen, Grand Forks ND; parents-in-law Herb and Nettie Felch, Devils Lake; in-laws Deb Williams, Fargo ND, Linda (Russ) Berstler, Frazee MN and Gordie (Doreen) Felch also Fargo; many cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Steve, brothers-in-law Kelly Rogers and Curt Williams.
Everett is in the care of the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake ND.
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Dorothy Andrews, aged 87 years of Morden, MB went to her eternal rest.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie, son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Nola, son, Michael, four grandchildren and their spouses and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd in 2009.
Cremation has taken place. Out of respect and care for everyone's health during the pandemic, a memorial service for immediate family will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020. This service will be live-streamed to enable family and friends to join in this celebration of life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy's memory to a charity of your choice.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements
July 12, 1943, Montreal, Quebec – September 16, 2020, Fannystelle, Manitoba.
Patricia Nora Nadeau died peacefully at home on September 16, 2020. Pat leaves behind her husband Rene, daughter Lisa (Bing), and granddaughters Caitlin (Fred) and Jane (Jair).
Pat was raised in Toronto and moved to Winnipeg as a teenager. Working at Eatons as typist in 1960, she met Doreen, Vivian, and Tania, who would become lifelong friends. Little did she know this job is how she would end up in Fannystelle after meeting Vivian’s brother Rene. They married in 1963 and had their daughter Lisa a few years later.
Fannystelle is where Pat’s love of curling was realized, but what she really enjoyed were the shenanigans of bonspieling with the Fannystelle ladies. She loved to reminisce about her travels with friends to see the Silver Broom curling in several countries.
Pat was a school trustee for the White Horse Plains School Division, serving on the Manitoba Association of School Trustees executive. She worked for many years as an Educational Assistant at a number of Hutterian schools and especially cherished her time with her kindergarten children. She was honoured with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.
Pat was a fiery redhead well known for her fashion sense (bling and turquoise were her signature pieces), her ability to make friends anywhere, and her love for a good game of cards. Pat was always humming or singing or whistling a tune, and she knew all the oldies. She was one of Elvis’ biggest fans, loved music, movies and books, and was always up to date with the latest celebrity gossip and pop culture. She always had great luck in all things bingo, cards or trivia. She could strike up a conversation with anyone and treated everyone like family.
She was known lovingly as “Memere” to her granddaughters (and her grandsons-in-law, and her great-grandcats “Cuddly-Wuddleys” and “Lulululululu”). Her poached eggs, egg salad, and fried eggs will be passed down for generations to come. She also taught her girls the value of a good daily facial regime and we all aspire to be as wrinkle free as she was.
We are grateful for all the love and support from family and friends throughout mom’s illness, whether running errands, bringing food and treats, or checking in and visiting. Many thanks to mom’s care team: Dr. Braun, Dr. Homik, Dr. Woelk, the home care and palliative nurses and our special palliative care volunteer Anne Marie. Our deepest gratitude and love to Marnie Fry and her team at In Good Hands who provided the best care imaginable and made it possible for mom to be at home until the end.
Private family gathering will be held.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canada Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation www.cpff.ca in Pat’s memory.
As Memere would say “Love you, love you, love you! Toodley-doo!”
Thelma F. Nelson, age 80 of Grafton, North Dakota, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Unity Medical Center of Grafton.
Thelma Faye Watkins was born June 17, 1940 in Drayton, North Dakota, the daughter of the late Willis and Marion (Uggerud) Watkins. She grew up in rural Drayton attending Herrick School in rural Walsh County and Grafton High School, graduating in 1958. She started working at Earl’s Shoe Store while in high school and continued working for Herbel’s Shoe Store and the Shoe Box until it closed. Thelma was united in marriage to LeRoy Nelson on February 18, 1961 at the Grafton Lutheran Church of Grafton. Thelma worked as the librarian for the Grafton Public Schools until her retirement in 2005.
She was a member of the Grafton Lutheran Church, church circle, a Luther League advisor and a Sunday school treasurer. She was also involved with the Girl Scouts. Thelma loved being with her family and friends. She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, canning, sewing and crafting. When she worked at the school she would often bring in bundt cakes on Thursday’s, which the teachers dubbed “Thelma Thursday”. She also made caramel rolls for the city shop crew.
Thelma is survived by her husband of 59 years, LeRoy Nelson, Grafton, ND; daughters: Monica (Chris) Olson, Braham, MN; Marcia (Chris) Olson, Grafton, ND; Melinda (Burrell) Nadeau, Andover, MN; grandchildren: Melissa (Kevin) Hopke, Cory (Melissa) Blanchard, Sydney (Jesús Flores) Will, Lily Nadeau and Claire Olson; brothers: Robert (Marilyn) Watkins, Raymond (Kathy) Watkins and George (Darlene) Watkins; sisters: Mary (Everett) Wheeler and Renae (Lynn) Fredrickson; sister-in-law, Ann Marie Estad and brother-in-law, Bennie Nelson. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Helen Louise Watkins and Doris Thomasson and mother and father-in-law, Everett and Stella Nelson.
Funeral services will be Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:30 A.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. Masks will be required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Rita Irene Malo was born July 16, 1927 in Rolette ND to Hector and Eugenie (Mongeon) Malo and passed away September 15, 2020 in Jamestown ND.
Rita attended Notre Dame Academy in Willow City ND and graduated from high school in Tacoma, Washington.
Rita was united in marriage to the love of her life, Theodore “Ted” Boe on July 16, 1949 in Rolla ND. They established their home there, where they lived worked and raised their family. Rita had a strong desire most of her life to be a nurse. After she raised her family, she graduated from nursing school at 47 years of age. Rita worked as a nurse at the Sisters of Mary Presentation Medical Center and later Prairieland Home Health until her retirement.
Rita cherished her grandchildren and loved telling them stories of her life. She cared for her children and grandchildren with much love and a gentle heart. Rita was driven by strong family values and a deep faith. Rita’s love, devotion and dedication radiated from her heart.
Rita is survived by her sons Teddy (Carolyn) Boe of Orange Beach AL, Danny (Kathy) Boe of Grand Junction CO; daughters Sonia (Mike) Guderjahn of St. John ND, Cheryl (Dale) Lende of Jamestown ND and Shelly (Cary) Eriksson of Devils Lake ND; 14 grandchildren Robbie (Stacy) Boe, Michelle Pleiness, Derick Boe, Dara Boe, Jason (Jennifer) Guderjahn, Amber (Mikel) Kelly, Alaina DeMers, Jeremy (Marissa) Lende, Jenny (Brandon) Clouse, Alissa (Ryan) Boline, Adam (Terra) Eriksson, Britta (Mike) Simengaard, Beau (Kadie) Eriksson, Madison (fiancé Mitchell) Eriksson; 19 great grandchildren Nathan and Connor Boe, Kayla Pleiness, Austin and Ashlyn Guderjahn, Thomas Guderjahn, Loudyn Kelly, Kenley and Miles DeMers, Benjamin and Olivia Lende, Savannah and Teddy Clouse, Calin, Braxton and Koen Boline, Ryker Eriksson, Lucy Simengaard, Blair Eriksson; sister-in-law Mary Ann Malo, Bismarck ND; brother-in-law JW Hatfield, Seattle WA and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ted on March 25, 2005, brothers Raymond, Wilfred, Paul, Eugene, and Maurice Malo and sisters Lillian McMaster, Alma Casavant and Jeanine Zeffero. “C’est La Vie!”
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass assisted by Deacon Ken Votava of Ave Maria Care Center. Visitation will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday, September 21st from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. led by Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon.
Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, rural Rolla, ND.
August 18, 1941 – September 15, 2020
Caroll is survived by her children Pam and Gary, Mike and Dawn, Dan and Renelle; grandchildren Brody and Melissa, Leah and Shane, Derek, and Evan; and by siblings Del and Bernard. Caroll was predeceased by her spouse Brian McGill and by her parents Martin and Mary Ellen (Beaudette) Fewster.
A private graveside service will be held for Sharon “Caroll” McGill.
Memorial donations may be made to; Boundary Trails Health Foundation, Box 2000, Winkler, MB R6W 1H8, Carman Hospital Palliative Care, Box 610, Carman, MB R0G 0J0 or to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.