Holly Ann Grengs, 62, of Walhalla, ND, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 13, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Askew Funeral Home, Walhalla, ND.
Peacefully on June 26, 2022 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Margaret Pearl Doell passed away as she asked for the hand of Jesus to take her home.
She is survived by one brother and sister in-law and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Henry Doell in 2016, parents Frank and Lila Courtice and step father A.E. Clayton.
A private family service will take place.
Private funeral service for close family and friends at 2:00PM on Thursday June 30, 2022 at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler with interment at Westridge Memorial Gardens. Private viewing for close family and friends will be from 6PM-8PM on Wednesday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler.
Betty Ann Reimer1967 – 2022
On Sunday June 26, 2022 at Tabor Home in Morden, MB, Betty Ann Reimer, aged 55 went to be with our Lord after her battle with cancer.
Betty Ann was the oldest daughter born to Peter and Margaret Reimer on April 18, 1967 and was baptized upon confession of her faith on May 4, 2008 at the Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church.
Betty Ann is survived by her son, Daniel Joseph Braun, mother, Margaret Reimer, brothers, Henry (Mary) Reimer and Willie Reimer, sisters, Susan Bueckert, Maria Reimer and five nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Peter Reimer.
Family and friends mourn the passing of Betty Ann but know that she is safe in the arms of our Saviour and Lord.
Tom L. O’Brien, 76, of Cando, ND, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at the Towner County Medical Center in Cando. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the Cando Lutheran Church, Cando, ND at 11:00 a.m. with pastor Bonnie Weaver officiating. Music will be provided by Catherine Anfinson. Honorary urn bearers will be Employees of Legacy Coop Fertilizer Plant. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a local charity in Cando.
Tom L. O’Brien was born on July 17, 1945 in Cando, ND to Earl and Mathilda (Sand) O’Brien. He attended school in Cando and worked on various grain farms in his younger years. He worked in the potato industry for over 35 years with the Jorde family. He then went on to the Cando Farmers Grain & Oil Company/now Legacy Coop until his cancer diagnosis. He also was employed during that time with North Star Public School driving a school bus. He took teams to their games early on and later helped with routes. He so enjoyed the kids and missed it so much when he had to quit.
Tom was known as the “junk man” of Cando because he collected metals and scrap from anyone who wanted to get rid of it and spent these last years of his life sorting and tearing apart “stuff”. It gave his life purpose as he aged because you couldn’t take his purpose away from him.
Family was always the most important part of his life. He was loved for who he was, quiet, quick-witted and always had a “Tommy joke” to tell. He was united in marriage to Gloria Baldwin on May 28, 1976 in Devils Lake, ND.
Tom is survived by his wife, Gloria of Cando; sons, Michael O’Brien of Cando and Mitchell of Devils Lake, ND; honorary daughter, Monica (Jason) Halverson and their children of Devils Lake; grandchildren, Zachary (Brooke) Mears of Devils Lake and Cameron (Brooke) O’Brien of Beulah, ND; sister, Doreen Frazier of Stockbridge, GA and her family; sisters-in-law, Rose O’Brien of Minot, ND and her family and Doris (Robyn) Brekke of Minot and daughter Danielle Voeller.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Leslie O’Brien and Gerry O’Brien, nephews Leslie & Bradley O’Brien.
Hazel V. Bartron, 87, of Cavalier, ND, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at her home in Cavalier. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 1, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grafton Assembly of God Church, Grafton, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier.
Hazel was born August 13, 1934, in Grafton, ND, to Clarence and Ila (Rutherford) Evanson in Grafton, ND. She grew up on a farm near Drayton, ND and graduated from Drayton High School. She then attended Mayville State University and received her teaching degree. Her first teaching job was in the Neche, ND, area where she met the love of her life Kenneth Bartron. They were married on September 6, 1956, in Grafton, North Dakota. After their marriage she worked as a nurse’s aide at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier and as a medicine aide at the Pioneer Rest Home in Bathgate.
Hazel enjoyed camping, bonfires, sewing, quilting, and making tie blankets. She loved spending time with her family especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She was a member of the Fargo and Moorhead Eastern Star, Gainer-McAndrews American Legion Auxiliary, and the Trinity United Methodist Church in Cavalier.
She is survived by her children: Janis (Duane) Wileman, Neche, ND; Nancy (Robert) Maxwell, Hamilton, ND; and Lori Tozer, Grand Forks, ND; son-in-law, John Tozer, Cavalier, ND; grandchildren: Jesse Wileman, Laura (Kevin) Ault, Heather (Adam) Halvorson, Andrea (Matt) Daddino; Andrew Maxwell, Sarah (Brian) Fish, Brandi Veer (Andrew Anderson), Jennifer Maxwell (Chance Hartz); Ashley Tozer (Johnnie Simmons), Heidi (Kollin) Mundis, Morgan Tozer (D’Von Vanderbilt), Jay Tozer; great-grandchildren: Jade, Jordyn, Abby, Johnny, Aiden, Caleb, Joshua, Rylie, Norah, Mylo, Owen, Sawyer, Jeffrey, Emery, Izabella, Tyree, Zendaya, and Xyair; sister, Inez (Carl) Kujath; sister-in-law, Dorothy Evanson; and brother-in-law, Wesley (Harryette) Bartron.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Kenneth; son, Jay; parents; infant twin brothers; and brothers, Dennis and Erlan.
Bernice Domres, 97, of Langdon, ND, and formerly of Wales, ND, passed away June 24, 2022, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon with family by her side.
Bernice Marie Schmidt was born August 7, 1924, in Wales, ND, to Henry and Elizabeth (Materna) Schmidt. She grew up and attended school in the Wales area and graduated from Wales High School in 1941. Bernice began working as a clerk at the Wales Post Office in September 1942 and was appointed Postmaster in August 1971. She retired from the postal service in December 1991 after 48 years of service.
Bernice was united in marriage to Edwin Domres on July 21, 1947, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wales. They farmed and worked together to raise their son in the Wales area. She was a dedicated farmer’s wife, helping with the chores and all that went into living life on the farm. Edwin died March 9, 1982. She continued to live in Wales until April 2008 when she moved to Wheatland Assisted Living in Langdon. She later transitioned to the adjacent Maple Manor Care Center in June 2020.
Bernice was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Altar Society, and Christian Mothers. She taught religion classes and was the church treasurer for many years. She was also a member and treasurer of the Cavalier County Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening, baking, reading, crossword puzzles, playing BINGO, and traveling with her sister, Helen.
She will always be remembered for her passionate faith and love for God, and for her love, kindness, and timeless care and support of her family and friends. She had a steadfast faith in God that never waivered during the most difficult hours of her life. She was a loving mother, grandma, sister, aunt and friend to so many. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were her greatest blessing.
Surviving Bernice are her son, Paul (Linda) Domres of Wales; grandchildren: Jeff (Cassidy) Domres of Langdon; Karen (Scott) Davis of Casselton; and Vicki (Joe) Gleason of Devils Lake; great-grandchildren: Alex, Taylor, and James Domres; Aiden, Maya, Camden and Leo Davis; Zander, Weston and Mollie Gleason; Samantha McKay; and Kason Harrington; great-great-grandchildren: Kayden, Kylah, and Winston; sister-in-law Nita Domres, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edwin, and siblings: Frank (Helen) Schmidt, Kate (Albert) Dohman, Peter Schmidt, Cele (Albert) Konze, Lena (Percy) Louden, Helen (Dan) Irwin, Isabel (Larry) Foley, Salvester Schmidt, and Bernard (Mildred) Schmidt.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND, with visitation starting at Noon and a Rosary at 12:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Wales, ND.
Private memorial service will be held at 4:00PM on Friday June 24, 2022 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden with interment prior to the service at Waldheim Cemetery. There will be no public viewing.
On Wednesday June 22, 2022 at Boundary Trails Health Centre, Carol Friesen, 86 of Winkler, MB passed away.
She is survived by her daughter, Dianne, her son, Peter and their families. She was predeceased by her husband, Abe in 2014.
Funeral Services for Catherine will be held tomorrow Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 12:00 noon at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial to follow at St. Jerome's Catholic Cemetery, rural Fort Totten. The procession to St. Michael will leave from the Gilbertson Funeral Home, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11:00 a.m.
Catherine Skye Redman “Ec’ adan U Win” (Comes Early Woman) was born and died on November 19, 2021 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.
Catherine is survived by her parents Jason and Ivy Redman; grandparents Lesia Redman, Tammy and Richard Littlewind Sr.; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Luighi Redman Sr., great grandparents Harvey and Faye Holland, maternal great grandparents Julius and Norma Rainbow, great grandparents Catherine (Littlewind) and Jesse Feather, great great grandfather Joe “Grampsy” Littlewind, great aunts Allura (Karen) Rainbow, Jolene Littlewind (Feather), great uncles Benard “Stormy” Rainbow, Julius Rainbow Jr., Stanley Littlewind, aunt Alicia Rainbow, cousins Shelton Yankton Jr., Adrian Lenior (Knutson), Beautiful Horizon Rainbow.
Casket Bearers for Catherine will be Addison Littlewind, Dante Yankton, Victor Rainbow and Dakota Rainbow.
Honorary Bearers: Britney Rainbow, Cheryln Rainbow, Jordan, Kyler and Kaelum Lenior, Alicia Yankton, Janice Cavanaugh, Vincent Shaw, Andrea and Luighi Redman Jr., Steven Dane Cavanaugh, Calvin Littlewind and Sharon Black.
Music be Rocky Littlewind Drum Group.
Carol J. Tucker, age 87 of Grafton, ND passed away peacefully at the Unity Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Carol J. Green was born September 16, 1934 in Drayton, ND the daughter of the late George and Johanna (Nabben) Green. She attended rural school near St. Thomas, ND and graduated from the Northwest School of Agriculture in Crookston, MN in 1952. She attended UND and University of Manitoba majoring in Journalism. Carol was united in marriage to Ralph Tucker on January 7, 1956 in Euclid, MN. The couple made their home in St. Thomas, ND where they farmed until retiring 1998. In 2010 the couple moved to Grafton, ND where they have resided since.
Carol was a member of the former St. Thomas Catholic Church and Altar Society, the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton and the St. Thomas American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband Ralph, Grafton, ND; children: Lynne Tucker, Jamestown, ND; Beth Nelson, Jill (Brian) Petersen and Lark (Connor) Oihus, all of Grafton, ND; Susan (Bruce) Willis, Washington Court House, OH; Bennet (Kris) Tucker, Allen (Lisa) Tucker, St. Thomas, ND; Janna (Richard) Rygg, Mayville, ND; and Gwen Horter, Perham, MN; 16 grandchildren; five great grandchildren with two more on the way. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and special family friend, Vicki (Albert) Trenda, Grafton, ND. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Manvel Green.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, June 27, 2022 at 10:30 AM at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton, ND. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-5 PM with a rosary service at 5:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Friends may also call at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, St. Thomas, ND.
Denise Urvand, 63, of Devils Lake ND passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Gathering of family and friends on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Michael Flowers officiating. Burial will be in the Pekin Cemetery at 3:15 p.m. with a time of fellowship to follow at the Pekin Community Center.
Denise Elaine was born on March 5, 1959 in McVille, ND the daughter of LeRoy and Marise (Clemo) Morken. She grew up and was educated in McVille, graduating from McVille High School with the class of 1977.
Denise was united in marriage to Mark Urvand on September of 1978 and joyously welcomed their only child Mark “Markie” Urvand on February 20, 1984.
Over the years Denise worked at the Ben Franklin store uptown. she was also employed by Dumont and Associates, Target Roofing, and at the time of her passing was employed at the Odd Fellows Home, which she enjoyed so much.
Denise’s son Mark was the center of her world from the day he was born. She also loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed posting pictures of them on Facebook when it was their birthday. If you looked at her phone right now you would find 14, 000 pictures of family and friends.
Denise’s loving family include her son Mark Urvand; father of her son Mark Urvand; sister Julie (Kendall) Peterson; Brian (Jodie) Morken and Pete Morken all of Devils Lake; brothers-in-law Rick (Dianne) Urvand, McVille, Ronald Knutson, Tolna, ND, Gary Johnson, Salem OR; sister-in-law Tammy Morken, Devils Lake; 19 nieces and nephews; 46 great nieces and great nephews; 27 great great nieces and great great nephews; special friend Pam Kraft.
She was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law Lester and Ruth Urvand, sisters Darlette Johnson and Gayette Knutson, brother George Morken, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Larry and Lorraine Urvand, nephews Jamey Hall, Shaun Hall and Samuel Somerville, many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Casket Bearers will be Ron Knutson, Lynn Urvand, Kendall Peterson Jr., Shane Cavanaugh Sr., Shane Cavanaugh Jr., Reilly Morken, Mike Kearney, Ben Alter, Justin Kraft, and Keven Kubat. Honorary Pallbearers are the Lunacy MC and will be leading the procession to the cemetery.