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Jennie Huovinen, age . 85, of Rolla, ND passed away on Wednes- day, January 27, 2021, at Presenta- tion Medical Center, Rolla, ND. Jennie Cleo Huovinen was born on December 9, 1935, in St. John, ND, to Warren and Gladys (Haas) Cain. She was raised in St. John and completed her education there as well. Jennie was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Huovinen on Feb- ruary 20, 1954, at the farm in Rock Lake, ND. Together they raised six children, John, Charles, Curtis, Robert “Jeff,” Tina, and Tami. Jennie worked in the produce de~ partment at Leevers Grocery Store in Rolla. She was a memberof Im— manuel Lutheran Church in Rolla and also the American Legion Auxil- iary. Jennie enjoyed the outdoors gar- dening, reading, word searches, painting ceramics, and decorating for Christmas. She loved time spent with family and friends visiting. Jennie will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed. ' Jennie is survived by her husband, Richard “Dick” Huovinen of Rolla; children, Charles Huovinen of Rock Lake, Robert “Jeff” Huovinen of Rolla, Tina (David) Walock of Lakeville, MN, and Tami Huovinen of Rolla:-.,_ three grandchildren, Meghan (Bryan) Huovinen-Zuefelt, AJ Walock, and Andrew Walock; great-grandchild, Sylas Huovinen- Zuefelt; and sister, Erma Mickelson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Gladys Cain, sons, John and Curtis Huovinen, and brothers and sisters. Casket Bearers are Rusty Cain, Rick Hendrickson, Chris Cain, Doug Stewart, Jim Seghers and Mark Matt- son. Honorary Bearers are all family and friends. Music will be provided by by Doris Kaleva. ' A FuneralService will be held on Monday, February 1, 2021- at 2 pm. in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rolla, with visitation one hour prior to services in the church. Pastor Scott Ramey is officiating. Burial Will take place in the spring at Perth Cemetery, Perth, ND. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, is in charge of arrangements. ' Roger Selmer Phelps Roger Selmer Phelps, age 62, of St. John, ND, passed away January 4, 2021, at Fredericksburg, VA. Roger was born on February 11, 1958, to Gerald Sr. and Oviala (Ped— erson) Phelps. He lived in the St. John and Rolla area for most of his life. Roger was united in marriage to Mary Dawn Drewry. From this union they had five wonderful children, Dawn, Matthew, Alyce, Amanda and Mark. They later divorced. Roger worked numerous jobs throughout his life. Westside, Hudson Farmsrhe oilfieluilarry Hangar- . ' pentry and also Was'a sglerniployed carpenter. nger He‘en— 1 " joyed hunting, fishing, horseback fid— ing, mowing his lawn, working on vehicles with his son, Mark, and cousin, Troy. He also loved watching westerns on TV, cutting .WOOd, visit- ing With friends and family and going on hunting trips with his good friends, LeRoy, Fred and Leonard Gustafson. He is survived by his former wife, Mary Dawn Phelps of Duluth, Min— nesota; daughters, Dawn Dobler (Tim) of Ciilpepper, VA; Alyce Parker (Andrew) of Anchorage, AK; and Amanda Falcon (Darren) of San Diego, CA; son, Matthew Phelps (Susie) of Fredericksburg, VA; and his beloved grandchildren. Roger also leaves behind siblings, Audrey Edwards (Raymond), twin brother, Rodney Phelps (Debbie), Duane Phelps, (William), all of St. John, and Celeste Phelps of Bismarck; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. His is'preceded in death by his son, Mark Phelps; his parents, Ger— ald Sr. and Oviala (Pederson) Phelps; brothers, Earl Phelps and Gerald Phelps Jr.; paternal grandparents, Selmar and Alice Phelps and mater- nal grandparents, Peder and Louis Pederson. There will be a funeral service later this year in St. John. Bernard Andre Vandal Bernard Andre Vandal, son of Bill and Marie, husband of Julie, and fa- ther of Greg, Brenda, and Brian, died at Bismarck’s CHI St. Alexius Hos- pital at age 87 on January 27, 2021 following a struggle with cancer. A private Mass of Christian burial will be on Monday, February 1, 2021, at 10 am. For those who can- not attend, the service will be streamed live on the Corpus Christi website. t A child of dust bowl era crop farmers, Bernard was raised in R0- lette County where he lived and worked for much of his life. Bernard was a talented craftsman who both earned his living with these skills and built the first family home in Rolla. He was employed by the William Langer JeWel Bearing Plant where he rose from a laborer who helped set up the equipment as the factory was established to Chief En— gineer and Quality Assurance Man— ager at his retirement. His innate abilities to fabricate most anything from wood and metal, coupled with his engineer’s mind for design and detail, contributed to his professional work as well as many life-long hob- bies and a side enterprise in precision manufacturing. I He and Julie travelled thousands of miles on motorcycle and in the RV over the years. Their many adven— tures included a gemstone dig in Montana; he dutifully polished and gifted the gems. Bernard is survived by wife Julie with whom he shared 67 wonderful years as well as his grown children Greg (Jan), Brenda (Barry Mc- Cleary), and Brian (Rochelle). He was proud of his nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The old- est of nine, his siblings include Andy (Grace), Jim (Sara Sue), Yvonne Morman, Bonnie Moquin (Doug), Beverly Cote (Dennis), Bob, David (Alice), and Perry (Laura). He was preceded in death by his beloved parents and many very spe- cial brothers-in—law and sisters-in—law. Memorials can be directed to the Bismarck Cancer Center. Those wishing to sign the online register book or leave a message of condolence please go to www.bis— marckfuneralhomecom Conrad Desjarlais Conrad Desjarlais, age 86, of R0- lette, ND, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the Rolette Community Care Center, Rolette. Funeral services will take place in the summer of 2021. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND, is in charge of arrangements. Deanna Lenoir ‘ Verlyn DuBois, age 63, of Dun- seith, ND, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021, in Belcourt, ND. Verlyn James DuBois, Wabishka Makwa (White Bear), was born on June 28,. 1957, in Belcourt, to Robert E. and Elizabeth, (Kakenowash) DuBois. He attended Greatwalker El- ementary School, completing High School in Flandreau, SD, and then furthering his education at college in Bismarck, ND. He worked in Sidney, MT, was a parent aid at Belcourt Schools, a police officer, and was currently working as a security guard for Turtle Mountain Housing Au- thority. He was once married to Flora Be- :ston and together they had three chil— dren, Rhonda, Jennifer, and Amy, they‘later divorced. , He then married the love of his life, Doris “Pebbles” Belgarde on December 28, 1993, in Bottineau and together they had three children, Derek, Evan, and Sheyenne. They were raising three grandchildren as well, Evan Jr., Braylie, and Michael. Verlyn enjoyed the, outdoors, fish— ing and hunting, going to the casino, and cooking. He valued his tradi- tional ways, was pipe carrier, tradi- tional dancer, and a spiritual leader. He traveled throughout the United States and Canada going to Pow- wows, Sundances, and was keeper of the Sweat Lodge. He enjoyed load ing up the kids and going to Minot to McDonalds or KFC. He loved his grandchildren unconditionally but Michael held a special place in his Papa’s heart. . He was part of many drum groups, especially "‘Northern Straight” drum group and officiated many funeral services. He was a soft— ball champion and won numerous trophies all over North Dakota and Minnesota. Verlyn loved to visit with people and had a wonderful and inviting per- sonality. Verlyn will be lovingly re- Verlyn ‘Dubois membered and greatly missed. Verlyn is survived by his wife, Doris “Pebbles” DuBois of Dunseith; children, Ronda DuBois, Jennifer DuBois, Amy DuBois, Derek DuBois, Evan DuBois, and Sheyanne DuBois, all of Dunsieth; grandchil- dren, Teyha, Koby, Adam, Anna, Mila, Malach, Justice, Evan Jr., Sayvan, Rayland, and Michael; siblings, Dennie, Ronald, Tommy, and Bradley; sisters,Marla Norquay, Sandra DuBois, Peggy (David) Belgarde, and Brenda (John) Poitra; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth DuBois, brother, Clarence DuBois, sisters, Vivian Delorme and Gerrie DuBois, numerous nieces and nephews, and best friends, Dennis Desjarlais and Burt Meecus. A visitation was held Thursday, January 28', 2021, at‘Fiddler’s Hall, Belcourt. A meal was held on Friday, January 29, 2021, followed by a Fu— neral Service, all at Fiddler’s Hall, Belcourt. Burial followed funeral services at White Stone Cemetery, Belcourt. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND, was in charge of arrangements. Braylie, Name Change (Continued from Page 1) beginning of a relationship that has now lasted more than a century. Bruce Theel, the father of Loie Tupa, came into Rolla"s crowdedgigg. dealership community in late 1 f, 6, selling the Kaiser Frasier automo- biles. A year later, it became Theel Chevrolet Company, after acquiring the Chevrolet franchise from the . Munro brothers. , Lowell and Loie moved back to Rolla in the 1970s and later pur— chased the business in 1980. Thirty- four years later, Josh joined the company as a partner and general manager, completing a circle 105 years in the making. Josh isn’t the first Munro to find himself carrying on the tradition of family business. On the other end of town, his older brother, Paul, is the owner of Munro Builders Supply and Ace Hardware. Their great-grandfa- ther John was also the founder of the area’s first hardware store when he partnered with Hillis Kyle in 1888. While John left the partnership two years later, his son Albert, got father, Tom, took over that establish— ment and Paul returned to Rolla in the early 1980s and joined the company. Josh expressed a great deal of pride in all the connections, family and otherwise. TmieNorhiahsiar (USPS 644-300) Established in 1888 Published every Monday © 2021 JTN lnc. Jason Nordmark, Publisher/Editor . Subscription Rates $38 per year in Rolette, Towner, Bottineau and Pierce counties $40 per year elsewhere in North Dakota $42 per year for snowbirds $45 per year for e-subscription $46 per year elsewhere in the USA. Periodicals Mail Postage paid at Rolla, North Dakota 58367 and at additional mailing olfices POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Turtle Mountain Star, Box 849, Rolla. North Dakota 58367 Ph: 701-477-6495 - Fax: 701-477-3182 E-mail: tmstar@ utma.com “All these generations have al— ways been proud to be in the com- munity. They have all invested in this community, care about‘the people ’ here and have a great love of the “en- , tire area,” Josh said. “That was taught to me by my father and I was inspired by my dad to become part of it. Hopefully, in some way, I will be ‘ able to cOntinue that legacy.” back into the business a couple . decades later and added a lumber I yard to the holdings. Paul and Josh’s W, . to, Rose Marie Keplin, age 75, of Belcourt, ND, made her spirit jour— ney on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Trinity Hospital, Minot, ND, sur— rounded by family. Rose Marie Keplin was born on V February 25, 1945, in Belcourt, to Fred and Liza (Allery) Keplin. She was raised in Belcourt and attended school at St. Ann’s Mission, the Tur- tle Mountain Community School, and graduated high school in Flan- dreau, SD. She furthered her educa- tion at The Denver Business College in Colorado and also graduated from the University of North Dakota with her BSW in social work. Throughout her life, Rose lived many places, Los Angeles, CA, Den- ver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, finally settling in Belcourt, with her spouse Vincent DeCoteau. Rose worked as a‘Dental Assistant at the HIS, and later as a social worker for the Turtle Mountain Child Welfare, fostering many children. Rose also worked at Rolette County Social Services until retire- ment. She loved time spent With fana- ily members and friends, her sisters “the old dolls,” her best friend Shirley, and especially her grandchil— dren (whom she lovingly referred to as her Babooshes). Rose loved gardening, canning, and especially enjoyed listening to her , favorite comedian “Kat Williams.” Rose will be lovingly re- membered and greatly missed. ' Rose is survived by her daughter, Vinessa (Tim) Keplin-Houle of Bel- court; two grandchildren, Tinessa and Jamason; Godchild, Billie Jo Gladue; siblings, Linus (Connie Counts) Keplin,, Richard (Shirley St. GET TOUGH + STEP UP TAKE CNARGE OF YOUR NEAUN! I “,3; .., , A ... SCREENlNG: $25 Vitals Lipid Panel Glucose ROLETTE - 701~246~3391 JAN.25ti*5i'; o You must be fasting for yourappointment. - Payment is due at the time ofappointment' ‘ ‘ and will not be run through insurance or Sliding Fee Scale. - if additional testing is required additional charges may occur. Any abnormal labs will be checked at a follow up appointment. . Claire) Keplin, Carol Sims, Debbie “Chook” (Mokie) Martini, SharO' Baker; and many nieices am nephews. She was preceded in deat‘ by her parents, granddaughter, V'ncenta spouse, Vincent DeCoteau, sésters, Lauretta Keplin and Linda“”.€;‘¢-,< Gladue, and brothers, Alfred‘ “Fritzie” Keplin, Frank J. Keplin, Russell Kenny Keplin, and Carl Dean Keplin, brothers—in-law, Peter Gladue,Tony Sims, and Frank Baker, sister-in-law, Zaneta Keplin, niece, Brooke Henry, nephew, Jason Allery, and Godchild, Michael “Chi-Mike” Keplin. A visitation was held Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Belcourt. A Rosary/Eulogy and Funeral Mass followed. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND, was in charge of arrangements. Norihlond SPECIAL News; ~f37; . . ,. aorta. 701-477—3111 , . Do filer your'hearts v e troubled and do not be afraid. ' ' . 41101: for": The poem “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann opens with the following line: “Go placidly ‘ amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.”The term “desiderata” is Latin for “desired things” and Ehrmann's poem is a compendium of sage advice for a well-lived life. Focusing only on the first line of the poem; we would do well to remember that the hustle and bustle of our modern world is fast, noisy, and devoid of a sense of calmness and serenity that is important to our well—being. While there are times when we crave speed and excitement, a well-balanced life also needs a fair amount of quiet calm. Time spent alone, and without the noisy distractions of phones, televisions and computer screens, can be instrumental in slowing us down. Turn off the lights and any electronic devices, including your phone, yes, your phone has an “Off” button. Spend some time just being there. We forget that we don't always have to be doing something. Sometimes just being is enough. Try to carry your newfound sense of calmness and serenity back into your everyday'life. And finally, realize that you can take a short serenity break anytime by just- closing your eyes and going to a peaceful and relaxing spot in your mind. Christopher Simon The businesses listed below sponsor this message and urge you to regularly attend the church of your choice. “Turtle Mountain Star 477-6495 Dacotah Bank Member FDIC 477-31 75 Rolla Drug 477-3174 Munro Motor Cory .