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Page 2 April 1, 2010 Doris Fahlstrom BEACH - Doris Fahlstrom. 94. of Dickinson. formerly of Beach. passed away on Saturday, March 27. 2010. at St. Benedict&apos;s Health Center in Dickinson. Visitation will be held from 1-5 p.m.. Thursday, April I. at the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Beach. Funeral -services will be held at 10:30 a.m.. Friday, April 2. at the First Lutheran Church in Beach with the Rev. Roger Dietede officiating. Interment will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery. Silvernale- Silha Funeral Home of Beach is entrusted with arrangements. Doris Montana McGee was born on Feb.-8, 1916, in Geraldine. Mont.. the.second child of Melvin and lEssie (Saundersl McGee. Doris attended schools in Geraldine and Burke. Idaho. where she graduated at tile age of I fi. She attended busi- ness siol ]mPortland. Ore. While in P3rtland. sfie ),'as employed as a stenographer with Russell. Hoppe, Stewart & Balfour Stock and Bond Brokers, Pacific Fruil Express and Bonneville Power. Doris met her true love. Leonard Fahlstrom. while in Portland. She and Leonard were married on. Jan. 12. 1944. in New York City. Following Leonard's discharge from the United States Navy, the couple returned to the family farm -in Golden Valley County, in an army truck that Leonard had pur- chased. They farmed with Leonard's father. Gunnar. They also operatedFahlstromGrain Company in Beach. , ' Doris and Leonard were blessed with three children: Joan. Linda and Craig. Doris and Leonard lived on the family farm until 1984. at which time they bought a home in Beach. When the children were older. Doris was employed as a teacher's aide at Lincoln Elementary School in Beach. She also worked as a secre- tary for First Lutheran Church. Later in her life. she wrote special interest-articles for the Golden Valley News and provided photo- graphs for the articles. After the retirement of Leonard's long-term secretary at the elevator. Doris took on the position of bookke@- er at the Fahlstrom Grain Company. Doris was a member of First Lutheran Church and participated in the church circle. She served as a member of the church council and as a Sunday School teacher. She was also active m supporting the Badlands Bible Camp She was a 4- H leader and a member of the Thelen Homemaker's Club. As Doris' children left the nest. she decided to take up photogra- phy. and she enrolled in a corre- spondence photography course. . . ..< Her photos were featured on the covers of Horizons and REC magazines. A Horizons calendar was dedicated to her talented pho- tography. One of her photo- graphs. "The Gnarled Hands of the Farmer." was featured in a New York gallery. One of her series of articles nd photographs in the Golden Valley News fea- tured those who had turned 80 years old in Golden Valley County. Doris and her husband both enjoyed traveling and took trips to Russia. Australia. ,New Zealand. Europe. Hawaii and Mexico. They shared their lofle of travel with their children and grandchildren, taking several trips to Disney World. Doris shared her photos of travels to other countries via slide shows to various groups in the community. Doris had a delightful sense of humor that endeared her to her faln- ily and friends. She could find humor in everyday happenings and often had a story to share. Her hearty laughter is a memory her family will cherish. Writing letters was something she enjoyed, and she faithfully kept up correspondences with distant friends and family over the years. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Essie McGee: her husband. Leonard Fahlstrom: her daughter. Linda Fahlstrom: and her brother. Don McGee. Doris will be remembered by her family: daughter, Joan (Pat) Mins of Maple Grove. Minn.: son, Craig (Merrill) ,ahlstro, f DiCkinson: grandchildren. Kelly (Jason Williams of Shoreview, Minn.: Danya Fahlstrom of Bloomington. Minn.: Kyra Fahlstrom of Denver, Colo.: and Savannah Fahlstrom of Minneapolis: and great-grand- child, Winston Williams of Shoreview. Memorial contributions may be directed to Badlands Ministries, RO. Box 305. Medora. ND 58645. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.silvernale-silhafuneral- home .com. Notice to Our Valued Subscribers If your subscription expires, or if you are a flew customer, it Ruire about . N,-r : two weeks before your subscription starts or restarts, depending oh the day your payment arrived This is because all mailing labels have to be printed two weeks in advance to held ensure timely delivery. If you change your mailing address, please notify the News and Pioneer office with your new address, also in advance of your move. The Postal Service does not forward periodicals such as newspapers and discards them. M Farmers Union Oil Co. 701-872-4471 Interstate Cenex 701,872-3590 HOT STUFF I,Hot Stuff Pizza 701-872-3190 Roger D. Meidinger Meidinger. 71, of Beach, died on Tuesday. March 23. 2010. at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive, Mont. Visitation was held from 3-5 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, in the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive. Per Roger's request, a graveside service with military honors was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 29. in the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry, Mont., with the Rev. David Richter officiating. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive was entrusted with the arrangements. Roger was born on July 17. 1938, in Terry, Mont.. the son of Emanuel and Martha (Freier) Meidinger. He was raised and educated in the Fallon-Terry, Mont.. area. graduat- ing fi'bm Terry High School with the class of 1956. Roger was intelligent, witty and talented. As a junior in high school, having been selected to attend Boys State, he performed a musical solo for the Montana state governor. Roger married Nancy Scheitlin on Feb. 14. 1958, in Glendive. The couple separated in 1982 and were later divorced. On April'28. 1967, Roger was called to active duty with the United States Army. He served in Vietnam. where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal for meritorious service. During Roger's military career he was stationed at various military bases throughout the southern United States, and as a National Guard liaison officer for many years in Bend, Ore. Roger was honorably discharged from military service on July 17, 1998, with the rank of cap tain. Roger made his home in Fruitland, Idaho, as well as Terry, before moving to Beach in 1995. where he was named as the city of Beach public works supervisor in October 1996, a position that he held until his retirement. Roger married Marlene (Johnson) Chaska on March 31.1997. Roger had con- tinued his residence in Beach until recently moving nto the Eastern i Montana Veterans Home m ) Glendive. Ib, - Roger was a longnme member': of many service organizations including the Jaycees and the Elks Lodge and had served as the exalted ruler of the Bend. Oregon lodge. Roger was always very athletic and was an accomplished outdoorsman. who enjoyed fishing and water and snow skiing. He had an ear for music and was a talented musician, who could play piano, organ and a variety of stringed instruments and enjoyed entertaining with folk and gospel music, as well as his own compositions. He was most com- fortable in front of an audience, a master teller of tall tales and per- formed at many local and charity events everywhere he called home. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother. Lydia (Opp-Gaub); two children. Vicki Jo and Roger: one brother. Arnold: an infant sister. Evelyn; and a sister-in- law. Lois (Lynnl Meidinger. Survivors include a daughter. Kathryn Larson and her husband David of Miles City, Mont.: an adopted daughter. Tami Morey; four grandchildren. Stephanie and Darren Morey and Calder and Ciera Larson: two great-granddattghters. Kylie and Mila: one sister. Violet Scammon and her husband Sammy of Wibaux. Mont.: one brother. Harvey Meidinger and his wife Darlene of Glendive: and numerous nieces and nephews. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silvernale-silhafuneral- home .com. Armella Chruszch BELFIELD - Armella Chruszch. 80. Bellield. died Thursday, March 25. 2010. at St. Benedict's Health Center. Dickinson. Armella's Parastas was held at 10 a.m.. Monday, March 29. at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. Belfield. with the Rev.Taras Miles as, celebrant and assisted by Deacon Leonard Kordonowv. Interment was sched- uled at St. John's Ukrainian Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Sunday, at Ladbury Funeral Service. Dickinson. with a rosary and time of sharing at 3 p.m. Visitation continued one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Armella Gregory was born on Feb. 7. 1930. in Belfield. the daughter of John A. and Anna Armella was a loving and caring (AnhelukGregory. She was raised wife. mother and grandma to her and educated in the Gotham area husband. Paul: their three children. and also attended Model High in Connie (Andy) Huschka. Cypress. Dickinson. Calif.: Cheryl (Frank) Petvkowski. Armella married Paul Ostego, Minn.: and Bob Corinnel Chruszch on June 5. 1947. at St. Chruszch. Beltield: live _randchil- Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic dren. Melissa (Markl Pcterson. Church at Ukraina. Together they Clinton (Amy) Nameniuk, Caleb. farmed north of Belfield in Lane and Dokia Chruszch: five Billings County, and in 1965 great-grandchildren. Hannah. moved into Belfield where they Collin and Hailer Nameniuk. continued to farm and also oper- Maisey and Marshall Pcterson: and ate an electrical contracting busi- her sister-in-law. JoAnn Gregory, ness. Due to health reasons. Chandler. Ariz. She was preceded Armella became a resident of St in death by her parents, and two Benedict's Health Center in brothers and one sister-in-law. August 2000 LaVerne and Raymond lJoAnn) Armella and Paul were founding Gregory. In lieu of llowers, memo- members of St. John the Baptist rials are preferred to St. Mar's Ukrainian Catholic Church. She Ladies Society at St. John the was a member of the St. Mary's Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. Ladies Society and had also been a Arrangements are with Ladbury leader in the 4-H Funeral Service. Dickinson. www.ladbury funeralservice.cotn. Golden Valley News P.O. Box 156, Beach ND 58621 (U.S.P.S. Pub. No. 221-280) Staff: Richard Volesky, editor, reporter, advertising and office manager; Jane Cook, office and news assis- tant. The Golden .Valley News is published each Thursday, 22 Central Ave., Suite 1, Beach, ND 58621 by Nordmark Publishing,. Rolla, ND. Periodicals postage paid at Beach, ND and additional mail- ing offices. $ POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Golden Valley News, P.O. Box 156, Beach, ND 58621. Please allow two to three weeks for new subscriptions, renewa of expired subscrip- tions and for address changes. Contact Information Phone: 701-872-3755 Fax: 701-872-3756 Email: Subscriptions 1 year: $31 Golden Valley and Wibaux counties 1 year: $34 elsewhere in North Dakota 1 year: $37 out-of-state 9 months: $19 In-state college rate The Golden Valley News is a proud member of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. North That's a reads them. I've been elected seven times." -or. Wayne Sanstead Thursday Friday Saturday Rain/Snow Mostly Cloudy Mostly Sunny 48/33 47/33 50/32 Precip Chance: 30% Precip Chance: 20% Precip Chance: 5% Sunday Monday Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny 51/33 52/36 Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5,'o Tuesday Sunny 48/34 What was the dead- liest United States hurricane? 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