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The Star July 5, 2021 More obituaries can, be found on Page Alfred Theodore Juntunen Alfred Theodore Juntunen, beloved husband, father, and grand— father, died peacefully on June 26, 2021, at home with his family. Alfred was born on January 17, 1929, to Aili (Tapanila) and Hjalmer Juntunen in Perth, ND. He grew up on the family farm and attended school until the 8th grade, at which point he joined his father in full-time work on the farm. In addition to a strong work ethic, he developed a deep and abiding love of music and cars in his youth. He began playing mandolin as a teenager, played music with his two younger brothers for much of his life, and continued to perform well into his 805. Ask him I about any life event, and he would tell you when it occurred based on the car he was driving or had just purchased. ». ‘ In 1958, Alfred married Hazel Johnson of Wolford, ND. They set— tled on their farm outside of Perth, where they lived until 1989. There they made a happy and satisfying life with good friends in the community, in a cozy home where visitors were always welcome and the coffee and cookies were always ready. In addition to being a busy farmer, devoted husband, and loving father, Alfred was an active member of the community, serving on the Rolla Ambulance Board and Our Savior’s Luther Church Council for many years, as well as being a founding member of the Borderland Auto Club'. Alfred and Hazel. moved to Rolla in 1989, where Alfred worked sev- eral jobs after farming. He was a school bus driver for Rolla Public School, worked at bbth Tuomala Plumbing & Heating and Tuomala Farms, was a long-time caretaker at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and was also very proud of maintaining the Finnish Rest Area east of Rolla i on Highway 281. He was an active volunteer in the community, and in 2010 was recognized as one of “8 over 80” North Dakota residents who make a difference in their commu- nity. . Alfred and Hazel also enjoyed traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren dur- ing those years, and he especially en- , joyed a good train ride [and I the opportunity to meet new people as he traveled cross country. Alfred had a lifelong devotionto education, and earned his high school GED in the 1970s. He always en- couraged his children to pursue col- lege degrees, and both attended the University of North Dakota. Alfred has donated his body to the» UND Medical School, and he noted with a laugh as he signed the paperwork, “I always wanted to go to UND.” Alfred will be remembered by all who loved him for his big heart, his modesty, his love of art and music, and his “sisu” (Finnish for grit). His wife of 63 years, his children and his grandchildren will always be grateful for the deep love and valuable wis— dom he shared freely with them. 1 Alfred was preceded in death. by two infant daughters, Susan and Bar- bara; parents, Aili and Hjalmer; and brother John. He is survived by wife Hazel; daughter Cindy (Kara Wetter- sten) of Grand Forks; son Dan (Denae) of Clearwater, MN; grand- children MeiLi (Stephen Anderson) Smith, Shai Smith, Allie Juntunen (Weston Morgan), and Nick Jun- ‘ tunen; brother Jim (Linda); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins with whom he loved to visit. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be donated in Alfred’s name to the Sisu Endowment in the College of Education & Human Development at UND, via the UND Foundation. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 30, 2021, with vis- itation, at our Savior’s Lutheran ‘in Rolla. Arrangements are by Elick Fu— neral Home, Rolla, and details can be found at elickfhcom. -’ Barbara Jean Larson Barbara Jean Larson, the daughter of Henry and Hilda (Sundin) Burns was born on July 29, 1936, in Rolla, North Dakota. She died at the age of 84 years on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Bethany Nursing Home in Fargo, North Dakota. Barbara was raised in Souris and ~ graduated from Souris High School. She continued her education at Minot State, earning her teaching certifi- ‘ cate. She taught in Willow City, Knox, York, Harlow and Leeds. When she was teaching in Harlow, she met Lanny and on August 17, 1958, she 'was united in marriage to Lanny Larson at the Presbyterian Church in Souris. The couple lived and raised their boys, Gene, Kevin and Paul on Lanny’s family farm in rural York. Barb continued to teach, which her boys were lucky enough to have her as their teacher.'She was a mem- ber at St. Petri’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school and was with the Ladies Aid. Lanny died in 1986 and a couple years after, Barb retired from teaching, moved to Rugby and was the activity director ' at the Haaland Home in'Rugby. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Rugby. She also worked part-time at White Drug and substi- tute taught. . . Family was very important to her, she loved to go’ to their sporting events and to spoil them at holidays. She was their biggest, loudest and most animated cheerleader, both on and off the court and was so proud of them. She loved to sing, no matter if she was in tune or not...it showed she was happy. She looked forward to holiday’s, the cooking, the shop- ping for presents, giving of the pres- ents and everything about them, especially being with family. She was fortunate enough to spend her last Christmas with everyone and made it to all their houses, which is a memory that they will hold special. Barb enjoyed to crochet, play cards and visit with friends, you often found a smile on her face. She was a proud member of the Red Hat Soci- ety.‘Her family and friends will miss I her dearly. Barbara is survived by her sons, Gene (Sharon) of York, Kevin (Renae) of Cando and Paul (Melissa) of Rugby; grandchildren and great- grandchildren, Kris (Jessica) Larson and their children, Sutton,-Grayson State partof group supporting pharmacy law A coalition of attorneys general from nearly three dozen states and nine pharmacy associations are sup- porting a North Dakota law aimed, at regulating pharmacy benefit man- agers. The groups on Thursday an- nounced the so-called fn‘end—‘of-the- court filings on Thursday. A trade group representing phar— macy benefit managers filed a federal lawsuit in 2017 challenging a North Dakota law that sought oversight on the managers and required disclosure of some financial information. Pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, negotiate with drug makers on behalf of health insurers, employ- ers and unions that cover medica— tions. A federal appeals court later ruled North Dakota law regulating phar- macy benefit managers is preempted by federal law. The case is headed back to the ap- peals court after the US. Supreme Court upheld a similar Arkansas law late last year that said federal law doesn’t prevent states from regulat— ing reimbursement rates. North Dakota, is among some three dozen states that have enacted legislation to regulate PBM reim- (usps 644-3o0) Established in 1888 Published every Monday 2021 JTN Inc. Jason Nordmark, Publisher/Editor Subscription Rates $38 per year in Rolette, Towner, Bottineau and Pierce counties 340 per year elsewhere in North Dakota 342 per year for snowbirds $45 per year for e-subscription $46 per year elsewhere in the 0.311. Periodicals Mail Postage paid at Nolla, North Dakota and at additional mailing offices POSTNASTER: Send address changes to ' Turtle Mountain Star, Box 849, Bella, North Dakota 58367 Ph: 701-477-6495 - Fax: 701-477-3182 E-mail: tmstar@ utma.com' bursement rates. p The attorneys general are from Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Califor- nia, “Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, ‘ Michigan, Minnesota Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wash- ington. iarirrrrl \lir‘toisrirr i Irrrrririrtsrrrr Attorney at Lew Q? 701—955—8009 g RA(“.‘llAlIl.@RM[ILAWOI‘I‘lCEJIOM V® PO BOX 967 ROLLA, ND 58567 WWW.RMHLAWOFFICE.COM gammaewgwwom.w,WWW . E a, i MlCKELSON HENDRICKSON LAW OFFlCE‘I " Never are we more aware of how much friends and family mean than at the time of bereavement. Your thoughtfulness did I so much to ease our sorrow. _ Forever in our hearts “at. Dick and Jennie Huovinen 6-21-21 -2 7-21 Together Forever and Lannyn of Leeds, Courtney (Dan) Volochenko and their children Braydon and Braxton of Butte, Tan- ner Larson, Alyssa (Chad) Hollister and their children, Brielle, Kenzie, Ava and Blake of Scandia, MN,’ Nicole (George) Herman and their children, Nora, Conor and Halle of Leeds, Brooks (Miranda) Larson and they child Kylan of Cando and Tyler Larson of Bismarck; a sister, Kathryn (Darrell) Jepson of Modesto, CA; other relatives and friends. [She was preceded in death by her husband, Lanny; her parents; and parents-in- law, Palmer and Mae Larson and a sister-in-law, Verna Knudson. Funeral services were held Thurs- day, July 1, at First Lutheran Church in Rugby with burial in St. Petri Lutheran Cemetery in York. Pastor. Sharon Baker, officiating. Visitation was on Wednesday with a prayer service and sharing of mem- ories at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. Music was provided by Dan and Mi Chelle Nybo Casket Bearers were grandsons and grandsons-in-law,yKris Larson, Tanner Larson, Sutton Larson, Brooks Larson, Tyler Larson, George Herman, Chad Hollister and Dan Volochenko Honorary Bearers were all grand- daughters, great-grandchildren and the Red Hat Society. Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home Of Rugby. 1 Seattle, Washing— Daniel Lee Molin Daniel Lee Moline, M.D. passed away at home on May 28, 2021, after a five—year battle with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). He was 77 years old. A member of the Grants Pass‘community for 47 years, Moline was a family practice physician, member of Newman United Methodist Church; and contributor to local community organizations. He was also a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Born in 1946 to James and Char— lotte Moline in' Rolette, North Dakota, Moline had 12 siblings— five brothers and seven sisters. He met Kay (Ayres) ' Moline, his wife of 52 years, in ton. Together they raised three chil- dren in Grants Pass—Holly Moline Simons of Eu— gene, Oregon, Tyler Moline of Jack- sonville, Oregon, and Kjell Moline of Portland, Oregon. In high school, Moline was 51 choral singer, athlete, and student at 'Hillcrest Lutheran Academy in Fer- gus Falls, Minnesota. After attending University of North Dakota, Moline earned his medical degree from Uni— versity of Washington’s School of Medicine. ‘ Dr. Moline served as a Navy med- ical officer from 1971—1973 in the Vietnam War on the USS. Mobile. From 1974 until 2011, Dr. Moline delivered hundreds of babies, treated patients of all ages, and supported 1' families through the deaths of their loved ones. He partnered in medical practice with three other physicians from the upper midwest—Doctors Anthony Holt, Torn Turek, and Lyle Jackson. - From the 1970s through 1990s, Moline served on a rotating basis as county medical examiner. He was the chief of staff for Three Rivers Med- ical Center in 1997 and 2011. He and Kay provided medical mission work and supplies to clinics across Haiti in 201 1 . Moline pursued his lifelong love of. music in performance with the Newman United Methodist Church Choir, the Rogue Valley Chorale, and Rogue Music Theater performances. A lover of the outdoors, he was a member of Southern Oregon Flyfish— ers, angling rivers, lakes, and oceans in 11 US. states, Canada and Mex- .ico. Moline was also an avid white water rafter, drift boat oarsman, hiker, and camper. Between his Navy service and travel with his family, Moline immersed himself in the cul— tures of 23 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceana, North and Central America. Dr. Moline will be remembered for his Ole and Lena jokes, quiCk wit, and firm belief that laughter is‘the best medicine: His commitment to his wife and children was expressed in his diligence to strengthen those relationships through his lifetime. His work ethic ‘showed in his devo- tion to patients, his maintenance of the family’s cabin on the Illinois River, and the tomatoes he grew and canned to bring sunshine to rainy Oregon winters. In lieu of flowers, the Moline fam- ily suggests memorial donations to the Four Way Community Founda- tion of Grants Pass, http://fourway- communityfoundation.org/ or CurePSP, https://www.psp.org/. , Helping Others to Help 'Ihemselves ' For even wben we were wit/3 you, we gave you ibis rule: 77.76 one who is unwilling to work s/Ju/l not eat. '—2 Thessalonians 3:10 he nineteenth century British philosopher John Stuart Mill argued persuasively- for a variety of social reforms, and especially for'state-supported public education, ‘ on the grounds that it “is help towards doing without help.”That is, education makes people more likely to be able to take care of themselves and live healthy, independent lives. It may be easier to just give people food or money to meet their immediate needs, but in the long run this may only foster a state of dependency, whereas if we take the time to teach the person how to fend for himself, he might fare better in the long run. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day but teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. There are lots of ways in which we can help others to help themselves, whether it is teaching them a skill or trade, or teaching them’how to drive or to read. Reading opens doors to a Whole world of help, because once you teach someone how to read, it gives them access to the entire fund of human knowledge. We should consider how we might help the people in our community, or even in our own families, to be more independent. -— 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 477-3175 'Rolla Drug 477-3174 ' Munro Motor Company 477-3124