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Page 2 The Star June 6, 2011 ou0000s William "Bill" Trottier Sr, William "Bill" Trottier Sr. 95 of Devils Lake formerly of St. John, ND passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 at the Rolette Community Care Center, Rolette, ND with family at his side. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. and at St. Joachim Catholic Church, Rolla, ND on Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation on Thursday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass. Mass of Christian Burial for Bill will be held at St. Joachim Catholic Church on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. lake Miller celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Devils Lake. Serving as Casket Bearers for Bill will be Patrick DeMers, Gregg De- Mers, Barry Trottier, Jamie Trottier, Chuckle Longie and Mike Longie. William, one of fourteen children of Napoleon and Bibian (Slater) Trottier was born on October 6, 1915 at St. John, ND where h'e grew up and was educated. He was at one time married to Evelyn Wilkie and they established their home in the Belcourt area where Bill worked as a farm laborer for several area farm- ers. Bill moved to Devils Lake and made this his home for many years. He worked at Monteith's Meat Serv- ice Inc. for many years and also worked for Ed Lauinger Grain Bin Builders. After retiring, he contin- ued to make Devils Lake his home Q until moving to the Rolette Care Center in 2010 to be closer to his children Bill was united in marriage to Cecelia Gladue on June 26, 1952 at Devils Lake and they made a life together for 46 years until her death on July 2, 2002. Bill lived to fish and this was a pastime he enjoyed with Cecelia and his family for many years. He en- joyed going/'or coffee and getting in a few card games with his friends. You couldn't take the country out of Bill so frequently you would catch him at the Livestock Ring for the weekly sale or out at the Trottier Turkey Farm. In his younger days, Bill enjoyed playing his fiddle for family and friends. Bill is survived by his children Yvonne and her husband Robert De- Mers of Dunseith, ND and William Trottier Jr. and his wile Claudia of Rolla, ND; step-children Cynthia Longie of Devils Lake, Lauren Ann DeCory "and Raymond Longie; eleven grandchildren Mike (Annie) DeMers, Ronald (Shelly) DeMers, Patrick DeMers, Gary (Lori) De- Mers, Larry (Barbara) DeMers, Gregg DeMers and Lisa (Brad) Livesay and Barry (Candy) Trottier, Carrie Ebel, Jamie Trottier and Janelle Trottier; twenty-four great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren; many step grandchil- dren and step great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and their fam- ilies. There are no surviving brothers and sisters. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife Cecelia; son Timothy Trottier Sr. and step-son Ronnie Longie. Friends may sign the online reg- ister book and share memories of Bill at www.gilbertsonfuneral- home.corn Norma J..Good, age 89, of Rolla, paDed awabn Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Ro!ette Community Care Center, Rolette. Norma Jeanne was born on Au- gust 4, 1921, in Barton on the family farm, to Arthur M. and Minnetta (Nelson) Dahl. Norma attended school through high school in Bar- ton. She then attended Minot State University atad graduated with hon- ors and a BA in teaching in May 1942, with a major in English and a minor in science. Upon graduation, she was chosen for "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universi- ties." Norma began her teaching career in Surrey in 1942. In 1943 she ac- cepted a teaching position in Rolla where she met Emit Alvin Good, her future husband. Norma and Emit were married on February 16, 1945, in Devils Lake. Shortly after mar- riage, they purchased a farm of their own near Emit's parent's farm, near Rolla. Norma planned to quit teaching after marriage, but there was a short- age of teachers so she continued. She taught shorthand, typing, psychol- ogy, and science along with being re- sponsible for cheerleading, the yearbook, and the school paper. She continued on to be the principal for one year in Rolla and for the two years she taught at Perth, as well as teachingfull-fime. After also teach- ing in St. John, she went back to col- lege to become a certified librarian.She served as a media spe- cialist at the Media Center of the Turtle Mountain Community School in Belcourt for 18 years, and then as a librarian at the Rolla School for four more years before retiring in 1983.. One of Norma's hobbies was rais- ing flowers, as she had many large flowerbeds surrounding her home. She was a very selfless person and will be lovingly remembered by many throughout the community. She will be greatly missed by her Norma J. Good son, Howard and wife, Renae, her grandchildren, Wade and Tarot, great-grandchildren, her brothers and sister, and many relatives and friends. Norma is survived by her son, Howard (Renae) Good of Rolla; grandchildren, Wade (Leah) Good of Rolla and q'ami (Josh) Olson of Rolla; great-grandchildren, Jonath/n Olson, Joshua Good, and Eric Good; brothers, Arthur Dahl Jr. of Hillsboro and Richard (Bernice) Dahl of Minot; sister, Margaret Rogelstad of Moorhead, Minnesota; and many- nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emit; and her sisters, Elaine Anderson and Marion Neuhalfen. Casket Bearers were Richard Dahl, Ward Dahl, Scott Stutrud, Melissa Stutrud, Nancy Westman, and Wade Good. Honorary Bearers were all nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral, Services were held Thursday, June 2,2011, inthe Roila Presbyterian Church, Rolla, wth Pastor Trudy DuMont officiat- ing. Burial followed in the Rolla City Cemetery, Rolla. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, was in charge of arrangements. Turtle Mountain Community Schools School Board Candidate Withdrawal I would like to thank the Several friends, family, parents and community members who had encouraged and sup- ported my School Board candidacy. Unfortunately, I have had to withdraw my name from the School Board election due to recent health issues. I would like to express my appreciation for your support. Sineere]y, RoxAnne M. LaVallie- Unabia Darrell Gourneau Darrell Gourneau, age 56, of Bel- court, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011, in the Belcourt Hospital. Belcourt. Darrell Sylvester Gourneau was born on January 2, 1955, in Belcourt, to Sylvester and Dolores (Bercier) Gourneau. He passed away peace- fully on May 30, 201 I, in Belcourt at the age of 56 years old, surrounded by his family. Darrell attended grade school and high school in Wahpeton. He fur- there'd his education at college in Haskell, Kansas and at Bemidji State in Minnesota. Darrell worked for 13 years in the Job Corps. He was en- listed in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge in 1994. Darrell enjoyed hunting and fish- ing. He embraced Native American culture and attended sveats and sun dances, played the traditional flute and participated in traditional danc- ing. He also made bow and arrows, willow baskets, flit napping, and made moccasins. He will be lovingly missed by all of his family members and many friends. Darrell is survived by his mother, Dolores Gourneau of Belcourt; sis- ters, Cynthia (William) Ward and Wanita Gourneau, both of Omaha, Nebraska; brother, Glenn Gourneau of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and twin nephews, Mathew and Luke Gourneau. Dan'ell was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester "Skipper" Gourneau; grandparents, Alex and Pauline Gourneau and Joe and Ros- alie Bercier; and many aunts and un- cles. Casket 'Bearers were Zach Gourneau, Ivan Bercier, Corey Bercier, Gary Thomas, Mathew Gourneau, and Joe Gournean Jr. Funeral Feast was held on Friday, June 3. 2011, in Fiddlers Hall, Bel- court. Burial followed in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, Belcourt. Eljck Funeral Home, Rolla, was in charge of arrangements. Lola Maxine Hiatt Funeral services for Maxine Hiatt, age 90, of Bottineau, were held on June 1,2011, in the United Parish. Burial was in the Ackworth Ceme- tery of rural Dunseith. Officiating at the service was the Reverend Debo- rah Burger and Randy Kimpland. The organist was Elaine Freeman and Leo Jostad was the soloist. Jeff and Patty Cote provided special music. Casket bearers were Chuck Morganroth, Mark Hiatt, Eric Satrom and Duane Cote. Honorary bearer was Jeff Cote. Lola Maxine Hiatt, a daughter of John and Amber (Wright) Radley, was born on June 1, 1920, at Rock- wall City, Iowa. At a young age she moved with her family to the Turtle Mountains where she attended school. On September 23, 1939, she was married to Willie Hiatt, After their marriage they rented a farm for several years before taking over Willie's father's farm. In 1955 they moved into Bottineau and she be- came a receptionist for Dr. Gerald Sveen for 18 years. Maxine retired in 1975. After her retirement, Maxine and Willie spent time traveling to Texas and Arizona during the winter months. Willie passed away on March 28, 2008. She has resided in Bottineau since. Maxine enjoyed oil and ceramic painting. She enjoyed making arts and crafts. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and then a member of the United Parish when it was formed. Maxine was a member of the Ackworth Ladies Aide and the Bottineau Senior Citizen Center. Lola Maxine passed away,on Thursday, May 26, 2011, in a Bot- tineau hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Cote of Devils Lake; sons, Harvey Hiatt of Flagstaff, Arizona, Laurence Hiatt of Hankinson and Doug Hiatt of Bottineau; 26 grand- children; 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Arrangements were with the Nero Funeral Home ot' Bottineau. Friends Nay sign the online register at www.nerofuneral home .net. Duane C. Blevins Duane C. Blevins, 80, of Cava- lier, formerly of Sherwood, died Thursday June 2, 2011, in a Cavalier nursing care center. Arrangement are pending with the Brose Funeral Home, of Mohall. (USPS 644-300) Established in 1888 Published every Monday 2011 JTN Inc. Jason Nordmark, Publisher/Editor Subscription Rates $34 per year in Rolette, Towear, Bottineau and Pierce counties $36 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 Rotla, North Dakota 58367 and at additional mailing offices POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Turtte Mountain Star, Box 849, Rolla, North Dakota 58367 Ph: 701-477-6495 Fax: 701-477-3182 E-mail: tmstar@ Reginald F. Hamley Reginald F. Hamley, age 60, of Grand Forks, passed away o, Wednesday. May 25, 2011, in his home. Reginald F. Hamley was born on January 29, 1951, in Rolla, the son of Joseph and Marie (LaFromboise) Hamley. He grew up in Rolla and at- tended Mount Pleasant School, grad- uating with the class of 1971. While in high school he was involved in the wrestling program. Before high school, Reginald completed some el- ementary education at the Wahpeton Indian Boarding School. He fur- thered his education at the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, obtaining an associate of arts degree in December of 1993, and at the University of North Dakota, obtaining a bachelor's de- gree in 2000 in Religious Stud- ies. Reginald .was enlisted in the United States Air Force, specializing in plane mechanics. He received an honorable discharge from the Air Force in 1977. Reginald enjoyed reading and spent a great amount of time at the Grand Forks Public Library. He was a very organized man. During the flood of 1997, Reginald lost his car but stayed in his apartment, even while the rest of us watched fires downtown amidst the floodwa- ters. He said afterwards that his early training at home and at boarding school helped him get through that time. Reginald will be lovingly missed by his mother, brothers and sisters, and many extended family members. Reginald is survived by his mother, Marie Hamley of Rolla; brothers, Ivan Hamley of Rolla, Mike (Carla DeMontigny) Hamley of Tucson, Arizona, David Hamley of Texas, Richard (Diane) Hamley of Otis Orchards, Washington, and Dar- win Hamley of Rolla; sisters, Anita (Tim) Shirk of Rolette, Shirley Ham- ley of Rolla, and Jolene (Warren) Dalbec of Carringt0n; and many nieces and nephews. Reginald was preceded in death by his father; brother, Dennis; and nephew, Jason. Honorary Bearers were all family members and friends. Funeral Mass was held Wednes- day, June 1, 2011, at St. Joachim Catholic Church. Rolla, with Fr. lake Miller presiding. Burial followed at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Rolla. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, was in charge of arrangements. Election Notice The annual Mt. Pleasant School District #4 School Board Election will be held June 14, 2011, in the new commons area with the polls open be- tween the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Two positions, on.e from the rural Mt. Pleasant Township and one from rural-at-large are up for election for three-year terms. Absentee ballots are available from.the Business Manager's office. While it certainly is possible to be both happy and holy, and indeed many of the holiest people seem profbundly happy, consider Mother Teresa o1" the Dalai Lama, if given .a choice between happiness and holiness, we should choose holiness. Americans are perhaps so inclined to pursue happiness that we worship it as a kind of idol. And not just Americans: Aristotle contended that happiness is the highest good, the thing which all men seek aild the end of all ends, every other end pursued not fbr its own sake but fbr the sake of happiness. But betbre we consider Aristotle a shallow pleasure-seeker, we should realize that Aristotle's notion of happiness was much broader than ours today. As he considered happiness, or eudaimonia, to require living a good and virtuous life arm to be aft}ected by a variety of things, fl'om one's appearance to one's reputation, and even considered that one's happiness could be afIbcted after one's death. W'e Americans tend to be the shallow pleasure-seekers, thinking of happiness as nothing more than a perpetual sunny disposition or good mood. Perhaps we should return to Aristotle's more robust version of happirmss, which contends that virtue must be at the center of humara flourishing. To be happy requires acting virtuously and thus one cannot be truly happy without also being holy. The businesses listed below sponsor this message and urge you to regularly attend the church of your choice, Turner Dental Office Rolla Drug 477-3821 477-3174 Dacotah Bank Member rmc 477-3175 Theel Motors 477-3124