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The Star May 24, 2021 Wayne Clifford Olson “On May’ 9, 2021, I lost my best friend, loving husband and support system, Wayne Clifford Olson at the age of 75.” . Wayne was born in Rugby on J an- 'uary 20, 1946, the son of Robert Conrad and Marion Sylvia (Cor- neliuson) Olson. He was welcomed at home by his brother, Robert, more referred to as “Bob,” who now lives in Rapid City, South Dakota. Wayne graduated from Rugby High School in 1964. He later earned a Master’s Degree and started a longtime career as a Medical Technologist. He caught the eye of a young RMA Marlene Kay Belanus and they married on February 17, 1979, in Walhalla, North Dakota, on a bliz— zardy day. With this union he gained a very large rumbustious family of a mother-in-law Darlene (Trennum) Belanus; sisters and brothers, Mar- garet (Paul) Zaharia, Minot; Marilyn (Gary) Beier, Pekin; Michael (Nancy) Belanus, Walhalla; Melissa (James) Malo, Crookston, Min- nesota; Melanie “Precious” (Dale) Pecka, Park River. As he worked for Indian Health Services, Public Health Service, we saw and traveled a lot and had world- wide experiences. His greatest pride and enjoyment, besides his wife, was his longevity with IHS-PHS as a Medical Technologist. After retire- ment, they moved to the family farm near Rugby. He also taught in the MLT program at the Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt and left many long lasting friendships After his white lab coat was hung up his adventures included the Olson Pioneer Farm with miniature horses, birds, his peacock, Blu, and the al- pacas. He thoroughly enjoyed being outSide and with retirement to work on his hobbies hunting, fishing, gun- smithing, camping, boating, and . driving his tracto Along the way, he found enjoy— ment in a becoming a Master Mason, a member of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite — 33rd Degree and Shriners International. He was also a life member of the National Rifle Association. Now that he has left us in body to h. the next world he will be remem— bered as a quiet, tall, thin man who made friends easily and talked to everyone and enjoyed telling and hearing a good joke He now is remembered with that place in peace with his parents, fa- ther—in—law, Lawrence Belanus, sis- ter—in-law Barb Olson, his grandparents, and many other rela- tives and friends. He left me behind to carry on his dreams and 'wishes. For I know that he is near me and comforting me. I will love you forever, Wayne. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends, special nephew Shawn, friends Renae (Sunshine), Darren, Sharon, Kevin, Courtney, just to name a few. And we can’t forget his favorite cat, BWK (black white kitty) and Macey Ann. Goodbye, we will meet again, I love you (OCS), your loving wife, Marlene (Kay Bear). A memorial service was held at the Niewoehner Funeral Home on Friday, May 21, 2021. He will be buried with his parents at Persilla Watts Cemetery in Rugby following the service. , Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby, was in charge of arrange- ments. Joseph Azure Joseph Azure, age 57, of Dun- seith, ND, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Dunseith. Joseph James Azure was born on November 11, 1963, in Idaho to Richard and Viola (LaVallie) Azure. He was raised in Belcourt and com- . pleted his education there as well, graduating from Belcourt Schools. Joseph enlisted with the Army Na- tional Guard for a time. He was the proud father of four children; Joe Jr., Latoya, Alisha, and Ryan. He en— joyed working, the masons, travel- ing, and going for rides. He loved time spent with his family. Joseph will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed. Joseph is survived by his children, Joe Azure Jr. of Montana, Latoya Azure of Dunseith, Alisha Azure of Grand Forks, and Ryan Azure of Bis- marck; 18 grandchildren; siblings, Larry Azure, Lawrence Azure, Velma Azure, and Kenny Azure; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, niece, Hannah, nephews, Kass and Levon, and granddaughter, Hailey. . Casket Bearers were Joe Davis, Richard Azure, Joe Poitra, Tristen Nadeau, Kenyon Henry, Justin Azure, and Corey DeCoteau. Honorary Bear- ers were all family and friends. A visitation was held Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Belcourt, with a Rosary Service. Funeral Mass was Wednesday, (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-subscriplion $46 per year elsewhere in the U.S.A. Periodicals Mail Postage paid at Bella, North Dakota 58361 and at additional mailing offices 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 May 19, 2021, in the church with Fr. Michael Slovak presiding. Burial fol- lowed in the church cemetery. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND, is in charge of arrangements. Darren Berg, age 50, of Minot, ND, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Minot. Darren Ray Berg was born on No— vember 10, 1970, in Cando, ND, to Donald Berg and Dolores (Maki) Ju- rvelin. He was raised in Rock Lake and attended school there as well, graduating from Rock Lake High School in 1989. 1 Darren began farming with his fa— ther following high school. In 2007 he moved to Minot and drove truck in the oil fields. Darren later was em— ployed by Bourgualt Industries as- sembling air seeders. Darren enjoyed the outdoors, es- pecially hunting and fishing. He loved his family and friends dearly and would do anything for any of them, especially his son, Dylan, who was the light of his life. Darren will be lovingly remem— bered and greatly missed. Darren is survived by his son, Dylan Berg of Williston; mother, D0- lores Jurvelin of Rock Lake; siblings, Don Berg Jr., Renee Berg, Darrell (Tara) Berg and Raeann Berg; step— mother, Cindy Berg of Rock Lake; uncle, Jerry Berg of Hansboro; uncle, Leon (Carlla) Maki of Jamestown; and 11 nieces and nephews- Darren Berg He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Berg, step—father, Donald Jurvelin, and his grandpar- ents. A Graveside Service was held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at Mount View Cemetery, rural Rock Lake. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND was in charge of arrangements. 9 Police investigating pair of break-ins arOund Rolla By John Rosinski Of The Star Rolla Police responded to a pair of break—ins last week. The two incidents occurred dur- ing the early morning hours of May 13. According to Rolla Police Chief William Poitra, a pair of individu- als broke into Doug and Mary’s Jack and Jill and Rascal’s Bottle Shop, the business formally known as Dugan’s Bottle Shop. Poitra said the suspects broke a window at Jack and Jill and once inside, stole a few cartons of ciga- ' rettes. “One of the individuals stayed outside while the other went in and took what they wanted,” Poitra said. The two then tried to get some alcohol by breaking into Rascal’s, but they were unable to get past a Rendahl Cemetery Annual Meeting Clean-up Day THURSDAY MAY 27 0 5 HM. Alternate Date Friday, May 28 Donations Welcome! LeaRae Espe, Treasurer 401 Alexander Bottineau ND 58318 llmrnlcnu lrulou Posr 194 or flaunt . t t . ° MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBER HONOR Everyone is welcome to attend our Memorial Day of v Remembrance for our fellow fallen Veterans. m Ht 1 L [unch to follow the program security wall. ‘ As of last Thursday no arrests have been made, Poitra described the two suspects as young males, about 5’8” who were dressed with hoodies, sweatpants, white shoes and a mask. A public notice is information informing citizens of government activities that may affect the citizens’ everyday lives. Public notices have ,been printed. in loCal newspapers, the trusted sources for community information, for more than 200 years. Rolette School Board fills vaCancies after resignations By John Rosinski Of The Star Filling vacant positions and an of- ficial statement from the board pres- ident highlighted a pairof meetings last week of the Rolette School Board. Officials in Rolette are moving to fill a host of vacant positions rang- ing from administration to the class- room. ‘ According to Rolette Superin- tendent Wade Sherwin, the district has hired Levi Gourneau to fill the high school principal position. Gourneau has been working in New- burg the last eight years as a science teacher and assistant principal. GoUmeau is replacing Katie Cro— futt, who has been the principal in Rolette for the last eight years. Cro— futt recently accepted a 9-12 princi- pal position for a school in Deere Lodge, Montana. Crofutt’s position was one of sev- eral key areas in which the school administration had to find new em- ployees. Susanne Nadeau-Roach resigned as the English teacher and she is being replaced by L. Jay Reinkc. Prior to the regular meeting last Tuesday the board held a special ses- sion. The only item on the agenda was an official statement by board president Ryan Pederson and it in- volved Nadeau-Roach. Pederson used the forum to clar- ify what he said was a board mem— ber acting without board authority. “On April 20, 2021, the board Pops passed away in fellowship and share memories. In Memory of Fred C. “Pops” Monette June 4, 1942 ~ April 6, 2020 Washington, and is coming home to rest. The family will host a mean for relatives and friends to celebrate and give gratitude 'r to Our Creator for his life, gather in F iddlers’Hall June 4, 2021 - 4-6p.m, :- , held a public meeting. During the meeting, the topic of teacher Su— sanne Nadeau-Roach’s request for a leave of absence or resignation was on the table. During the'discussion, board member (Brenda) Boucher ex— pressed negative opinions regarding the quality of Mrs. Nadeau-Roach’s teaching,” Pederson wrote. “It is my position that board member Boucher violated the Board Ethics policy, provision 12, which states that school board members are to be cog- nizant that the primary funCtion of the board is to establish the policies by which the schools are to be ad- ministered, but that the administra- tion of the educational program and the 'conduct of school business must be left to the superintendent.” After reading his letter the board accepted it with no additional dis- cussion. Julie Small resigned as the dis- trict’s Social Studies teacher; She is being replaced by Brett Nielsen. The school is also looking for a science teacher after Mindy Heinz . a ....- all «E‘s i 1. -. i. i. m. _. ..«.‘.. Q L-.- -.--.- -_.Ild£u’fv,.££m- -.-. -.-.. I .,_-.-.-.-...-..£‘E announced she was taking a similar job at the Mt. Pleasant School in Rolla. At last week’s regular school ,‘ board meeting Sherwin indicated he has offered the position to a poten— tial candidate and would be hearing back from that person within a cou- “ ple of days. The board also released Eli Luna from his contract last Week with no discussion. Luna is taking a job at the St. John Public School beginning next fall. Shelton, I Jeremiah 29:11 On the day that I was receiving the news that this would indeed be my last day of employment my next—door neighbor was getting the news that she had a brain tumor. I did not know about her very serious diagnosis until the next day. In fact, I was doing my best to keep my spirits up, calling friends and family, and frankly feeling a bit sorry for myself when I ran into her out front of my house. When, she told me the news, and she was incredibly positive about it, I realized immediately that being out of work is of very little concern in comparison to a serious health issue'Ihe good news for her was that the tumor is not malignant and that surgery is an option, and apparently a pretty good option in her case. Sometimes the news is really bad, and we are told that the tumor is malignant, or that there isn't anything that can be done for us, but even then there is alWays hope. Sometimes the hope is simply that they can keep us comfortable in our last days, or that we will have time to spend with family and friends. But ultimately, the great hope of Christians, and of people of almost every faith, is that a loving God is looking out for us, and waiting to welcome us to our eternal home when our sojourn here on earth is done. — Christopher Simon The businesses listed below sponsor this message and urge you to regularly attend the church of your choiCe. 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