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Page 2 The Star June 4, 2012 More obituaries can be found on Page 8 John "Jack" Seghers John "Jack" Seghers, 69, Hans- boro, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at St. Joachim Catholic Church in Rolla with Fr. Jake Miller, celebrant. Inter- ment was at the Hansboro Cemetery with military honors accorded by tile Fred C. Wagner Post #235, Rolla American [,egion and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team. Casket bearers were: Douglas Seghers, Phillip Seghers. Jim Seghers, Rob Maxwell, Derek Maxwell. Austin Maxwell, Joshua Gable, Adam Gable, John "Tyler" Gable, Brace Seghers and Jason Seghers. Music was by Virginia Boucher and Maureen Munro. John "'Jack" Seghers was born November 20, 1942, in Hansboro, the son of C. Hubert and V. Wil- helmina (Smith) Seghers. He gradu- ated from Hansboro High School and attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Jack served in the United States Marine Corps for three years. Upon his discharge, he returned home. He eventually moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where he lived for eight years and then returned to Hansboro, where he remained until his death. He owned and operated Jack's Bar, the Old Lumberyard Motel and also served many years as the mayor of Hans- boro. He was a member of the Fred C, Wagner Post #235, Rolla Ameri- can Legion. John "'Jack" is survived by his beloved friend, Carol Lamourex and family of Cartwright, Manitoba; daughters, Deana Cowger of Hans- born, Stacey (Larry) Lackey of Kansas City, Missouri, Jackie Seghers of Pahnyra, Wisconsin, and Patti Kritzberger and t'amily of Beu- lah; sisters, Lou, Botmie (Ken), Toni (Gene), Shelley and Renae (Rob); brothers, Ron, Doug (Louise), Phil (Shirley) and Jim: five grandchil- dren; Ibm great-grandchildren: and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; wile, Myrna; and brother-in- law, Ken Crawford. Online guestbook is awtilable at www.dunnigandix.com Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home, of Cando. was in charge of arrange- ments. Superintendent (Continued from Page 1) Mt. Pleasant Business Manager Jessica Rosinski was a member of the hiring committee, and indicated Baumgarn's qualifications played a key role in the hire. "Kevin's experience, both as a su- perintendent and in North Dakota ed- ucation, was a big factor in the decision. The school board has no quahns with first year superintend- ents, but his familiarity with N.D. fi- tlance and education standards was a @finite benefit," Rosinski said. Baumgarn said he tries to get everyoae involved when providing his students with their education. "We are there, first and foremost, to provide the best education for the kids as we can, and that takes good people and a good system. Part of that system includes teachers, but also parents. Everyone needs to work together." Baumgarn noted his kids, who currently attend school in Stark- weather, are excited about the prospect of a bigger school, among other things. "There are many good things "We are there, first and foremost, to provide the best ed- ucation for the kids as we can, and that people and a good systQ:. Everyone needs to work together." Kevin Baumgarn about Starkweather, but Rolla has a lot of things to offer me and my fam- ily, and we're excited." Rosinski said the other linalist tor the position was Don Brennan, who is currently the high school principal at Apache Junction, Arizona. Fred Lassonde Fred Lassonde, age 80, of Rolla, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Med Center One Hospital in Bismarck. Fred Rene Lassonde was born on May 9. 1932, in Rolette County to John and A. Dolly (Babcock) Las- sonde, He grew up in St. John and at- tended elementary school there, graduating from Trinity High School in Minot. He then enlisted in the Air Force and received an honorable dis- charge during the Korean War. Fred married Iris Olson on No- vember 29, 1952. They later di- vorced. Fred was united in mmTiage to Charlotte Sivertson on July 16, 1994, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rolla. He began farming at a young age, buying his first tractor at the age of 14. Fred loved thrming on his family homestead near St. John. Besides farming, Fred worked with roofing and masonry with his father-in-law, drove truck, and was a mail carrier in St. John. He also drove bus in St. John, was a high school basketball referee, coached baseball, and owned and operated the St. John Elevator. Fred enjoyed sports and was a minor league baseball player for a short time in Atlanta and a Golden Glove boxer. He was Rolette County Commissioner and served on the Rolla City Council for many years. Fred was also involved with the Water Board, the Rolette County Weed Board, and the Social Service Board. He was many things to many different people throughout this community, including wonderfifl husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be lovingly missed by his family nmmbet's and many friends. Fred is survived by his wile, Charlotte Lassonde of Rolla; chil- dren, Fred "'Monte" (Maura) Las- sonde of St. John, Martin "Marty'" (Hazel) Lassonde of Fort Washing- ton, Maryland, Fern (Steve) Mid- stokke of Grand Forks, Tammy Lassonde of St. John, Mark "Clecker" Lassonde of Rolla, Cory, (Me]issa) Guderjahn of Mansfield, .i !,2, , , All Memorial Day flowers must be removed from the R01ette Cemetery by June 15. Thank You. If your income is $26,000 or less, you may qualify for the Homestead Credit for Senior Citizens or Disabled Persons • a credit to reduce property taxes or • a partial refund of the rent you pay For details, contact Diane Schwandt, Rolette County Tax Director 701-477-5666 Ohio, Cindy (Michael) LeBlanc of Grand Forks, along with Milton "Mutt" Ward, Stella Tatro. and James "Hopper" Ward; 23 grandchildren: 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Lassonde of Rolette. Fred was preceded in death by his parents: infant son, Joseph: brother, Walter Lassonde; and sisters, Emma Lagasse and Doris Gross. Casket Bearers were Paul LeBlanc, Terry Lindbo, Rod Ostby, Joe Baker, Pat Keegan, and Emery Mears. Honorary Bearers were all grand- children and great-grandchildren. Music was by soloist, John Halone, and organist, Caroline Heller. Military Honors were by the Fred C. Wagner American Legion Post #235 of Rolla and the Devils Lake Military Funeral Honors Team. Funeral Services were held Satur- day, June 2, 2012, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Rolla, with Pastor Mark Kolbo officiating. Burial fol- lowed in the Rolla City Cemetery, Rolla. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, was in charge of arrangements. Marvin Laverne Aamodt Marvin Laverne Aamodt, the son of John and Mabel (Opstedal) Aamodt, was born June 22, 1939, at Rugby. He died unexpectedly at the age of 72 years on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his home in Rugby. Marvin was raised in the home of his parents and attended grade school in a Russell qbwnship school in Ro- lette County. He completed his edu- cation at Dunseith High School, graduating in 1957. Following high school, he enlisted into the U.S. Army on October 22, 1957, and served as radio operator until his honorable discharge on October 20, 1960. Following his military service, Marvin returned home to Thorne, where he started his lifelong career in the management of grain eleva- tors. On June 16, 1962, Marvin was united in marriage to Lorette Casa- rant at St. Michael's Church in Thorne. Following their marriage, the couple would make their home and raise their family in several com- nmnities including Hamberg, Towner, Churchs Ferry and Devils Lake, where Marvin continued in the grain elevator operations in those communities. In June of 2001, Mar- vin accepted a position with the Heart of America Ag Center in Rugby and retired from there ten years later. Marvin had a love for cars, both in collecting and repairing, and en- joyed morning coffee with the guys. He is survived by his wife, Lorctte. of Rugby; one son, Stacy, of Leonard; three daughters, Vicki (Derek) Woidyla of Holdingford, Minnesota, Karen (Chad) Hunt of Devils Lake and Debbie (Dan) Billings of Bismarck; ten grandchil- dren: one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Robert, of Rolette and Larry (Pat), of Goodyear, Arizona; one sister, Jeanette McBain of Os- Rolla Cemetery Please remove flowers, solar!ights and 9ther temporary item£rom the grave sitea at:t,iRolla Cemetery by Mon'ctay, June 18, 2012. IllallkllB. k I:;I,1 I I llllll ,  l= + 1  I1  lal;lllll burn, Idaho: an aunt, Ella Lcmieux of Rolla; nieces, nephews, other rel- atives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother. Raymond; stepfather, Casper Aamodt; and his parents, John and Mabel. Memorial services were held on April 17, 2012, at the Anderson Fu- neral Home Chapel in Rugby. Burial will be at a later date in the Thorne Community Cemetery. Reverend Shawn Bowman, officiated. Honorary Casket Bearers were his grandchildren. Arrangements were with Ander- son Funeral Home of Rugby. pr (USPS 644.300) Established in 1888 Published every Monday © 2012 JTN Inc. Jason Nordmark, Publisher/Editor Subscription Rates $34 per year in Rolette, "[owner, Bottineau and Pierce counties $38 per year elsewhere in North Dakota $38 per year for snowbirds $42 per year elsewhere in the U.S.A. Periodicals Mail Postage paid at Rolla, Nodh Dakota 58367 and at additional mailing offices POSTMASTER: Sand address changes to Turtle Mountain Star, Box 849, Rolle, North Dakota 58367 Ph: 701-477-6495 • Fax: 701-477-3182 E-mail: tmstar@ utma.com Five Types of ['rayer "/trust in the steadfast love of God for ever and ever." Psalm 52:8 here is no limit to the kinds of prayer which are possible, since prayer is any genuine attempt to communicate with God, but there are five types of prayer which seem to be virtually universal. The first type of prayer is the prayer of thanks. Many of the faithful start and end each day by thanking God, and there is always something to be thankful for, including our very existence. The second type of prayer is the prayer of confession or contrition, where we confess our sins to God. This is often framed in terms of what we have done wrong or what we have failed to do, and should include improper or unkind thoughts, and true remorse. A third type of prayer is the prayer of petition, the prayer which asks for God's help. These prayers are sometimes thought unnecessary, since God presumably knows better than we do what we need, but it certainly feels right to ask God for help. A fourth prayer is the prayer of praise, where we extol or exalt God, typically for his goodness, power, or wisdom. The last type of prayer, which is often overlooked because it is more akin to meditation than to prayer, is when we simply feel ourselves in the presence of God who cares for and about us. The sense that there is a Supreme Being who is not indifferent to our suffering should become a way of being in the world, and something which we should strive for constantly. --Christopher Simon The businesses listed below sponsor this message and urge you to regularly attend the church of your choice. Turtle Mountain Star Rolla Drug 477-6495 477-3174 Dacotah Bank Member FDIC 477"3175 Theel Motors