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Page 2 The Star I October 8, 2012 , '. . .. George Raasakka Georee Raasakka. age 87, of Rolla. passed away on Tuesday, Oc- tober 2. 2012, at Presentation Med- ical Center. Rolla. George Melvin Raasakka was horn on February 23. 1925. tn Towner County to Matti and Aina t Neva Raasakka. He was educated at I)icton Country School. He en- listed in the United States Navy in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1946. serving during WWII, Pa- cilic Theatre. George was united ii] marriage to Vehna Kaleva on June 17.1947. Together they raised a son, Terry. and a daughter. Sandra. George was a manager [:or NW Bell Telephone lbr 36 years. He en- joyed golling and supporting the Rolla Bulldogs. George thought it was important to volunteer his time not only to the city of Rolla. but many other entities as well, including his church. Immanuel Lutheran. He deeply loved his family and greatly enjo3ed all the time that he spent th them. George will be lovingly missed by his wife. daughter, grand- children, great-grandchildren sib- lings, and many friends. George is survived by his wile of 65 years. Vehn;(Raasakka of Rolla: daughter. Sandra Wilkie of Ab- erdeen. South Dakota: grandchildren. Shelley Wilkie of Aberdeen. South Dakota. Chad (Lyrita) Wilkie of Ab- erdeen. South Dakota. and Jason IJen/Wilkie of Fargo: great-grand- children. Jordan. Kelsea. tlunter, and Cole: brother. Wayne Raasakka of Rolla: and sisters. Anna Pederson of Rolla and Hazel Smith of Bottineau. George was preceded in death by his parents; a son. Terry Raasakka: and siblings, Alfred, Edward. Wes- ley. Vehna. Ellen. Ralph. Rose, Elma. Verna. Elmer, and Edwin. Casket Bearers were Wes Lane, Merrill Krueger. Jilll Hendrickson. Steven Neameyer. Duane Kaleva, Ed Kalewt. Bruce Carlson. and Michael Raasakka. Honorary Bearers were Ed Haas, Mike Mongeon. Richard and Myrna Lord. Frieda Hasen. Doug Mongeon. Buzz Han sen. and Monte and Corine McAtee. Music by Marcella Crosby, organ- • ist. and Stacy Soukup, soloist, along with the hnmanuel Lutheran Ladies' Choir. Funeral Services were held Fri- day, October 5. 2012. in Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rolla. with Pastor Scott Ramey officiating. Burial fob lowed in the Rolla City Cemetery, Rolla. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla. was in charge of arrangements. Dorothy Zaste I)orotl D Zaste. age 84. of Bel- court, passed away on September 26, 2(112. at the Quentin Burdick Memo- rial Health Facility, Belcourt. Dorothy (Tipps) Zaste was born on January 27. 1928. in Whitman, to William and Virginia (Pays) Tipps. As a young girl. Dorothy attended St. Ann's Catholic School in Bel- court She was employed iewel plant in Rollalk:t: ninny years, and later was a vocational aide at the Turtle Mountain Community High School for many years. In 1996. she retired due to health reasons. l)orothy was united in marriage to Peter Zaste on July 1,1944. Dorothy loved going to bingo, the casino, rummage sales, and playing cards. Sire also enjoyed listening to fid- dle and country music, and visiting with family an, d friends. Dorothy-is survived by her daugh- ters. Betty (Richard) Marcellais, Donna (Edward "Wimpy") Wilkie, I,inda Zaste, Susie Zaste, Marie Zaste-l.aVa[lie, Cindy Zaste, and Shelly Zaste, all of Belcourt: 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchil- dren: live great-great-grandchildren; brother, Richard "Sonny" (Charlene) Pays of Dunseith. She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband of 57 years. Peter: daughters. Sharon ZJ'ste and Theresa Zaste: brother. John "Beef" DeCoteau: and a great-grandson. The famiiy would like to thank Barbara Martell and Patty Dionne- Henry lor the excellent care that was given to Morn. Casket Bearers were Terry Jean- otte. Mike Jeanotte, Ryan Jeanotte, Tony Houle, Chris Bercier, Monti LaVallie, Aaron LaVallie. and Shawn Marcellais. Honorary Beare6; were sons-in-law, Richard Marcellais, Ed- ward "Wimpy" Wilkie arrd William "Porky" LaVallie. Pall will be place d by grand- daughters, Vicki Houle, Nichole LaVallie, Nikki Wilkie, and,Ciera Zaste. Gifts will be presented by Sonny and Char Pays. 'Readers are Shawn Marcellais, Anthea Pays- Jeanotte, and Lynelle Pays-Poitra. Eulogy will be given by family and friends. Music will be provided by Chad Marcelhfis and Crag Lundy. Rosary will be led by Anthea Pays- Jeanotte and Tasha Marcellais. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, October 4, 2012, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Belcourt, with Fr. Scott Guiliani S.O.L.T. presiding. Burial followed in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, Belcourt. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, is in charge of an'angenlents. Wednesday • October 10 1 to 4 p.m. at the Dunseith Community Nursing Home 15 First St. NE, Dunseith . Fresh Coffee & Cookies for 50˘ Baked and Canned Goods madeanddonated by'the staff/ Proceeds will go toward having the best Christmas ever for the residents/ Contact Jody Peltier or Melissa Anderson at 701.244-5495 for more information. Elvin C. Haagenson Funeral services for Elvin C.Haa- genson, age 99. of Dunseith, were held Monday, Octolxr 1,2012. in tire Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith. Burial was in the Rendahl Centetery of rural Dunseith. Officiating at the service was the Reverend John Hesford. Diane Arstein was the organist and Misa Grenier was the soloist. Casket bearers were Malty Grenier, Paul Gre- nier, Paul Grenier. Byron Grenier, Wade Grenier and Duane Handland. Elvin Carlos Haagenson, a'son of Hans and Ida (Sorenson) Haagenson, was born on March 9, 1913, at the family farm northwest of Dunseith. He was educated at the Beaver Dana Country School. Elvin was confirmed at the Rendahl Church of rural Dun- seith. As a young man. Elvin loved to play baseball. The "Turtle Mountain Boys". would load up on Han's "'Model A" and challenge the prame boys. He made sure his daughters fol- lowed his passion for the game. Elvin loved horses, especially the fastest horse around. "Skinny". In his later years, one of his great joys was following the track at Emenald Downs in Auburn. Washington. During the de- pression years, he served in the United States Conservation Corps. On June 29, 1938. he was m;u'l'ied to his child- hood sweetheart. Dagny Amundson. at Rolla. They sought work in various parts of the country hut retm'ned to the beauty of the Turtle Mountains. Elvin worked lor the Rolette County Road Department for many years. He loved to fm'm and would check with. his grandson to make sure the operation was up to par. Elvin loved the woods and would cut two pickup loads of wood a clay, bringing the loads from the hills to Dunseith. until he was 82 years old. They retired and moved to Dunseith. Dagny passed away on Jan- uary 19, 1984. Elvin has resided in Dunseith since He was a member of the Rendahl Church. Elvin was very active in the community, volunteering at the Dun- seith Bingo Barn. He was a member of the Dunseith Senior Citizen Center. Elvin, most of all, loved to play cards• He enjoyed his many friends at the Sky Dancer Casino• Elvin looked for- wm'd m the many visits of his grand- • 'children, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. He loved h*u[- ing, trapping, and fishing, and where Dad went. the girls went. Elvin thought everyone should know how to pull a muskrat tail, shoot a buck and bait a hook. In recent yem's he enjoyed the comfort of his home, his favorite chair and the company of his care- givers, Deanna Beck and Kaylub and Layton Abbott. Elvin passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012, peacefully in his home. He is survived by daughters, Cheryl Haagenson of Dunseith, and Janet and Joseph Wanapi Joseph Wanapi, age 52, of Moor- head, Minnesota, formerly of Beb court, passed away on Monday, October 1,2012, at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo. Funeral Mass was held Monday, October 8, 2012, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Belcourt, with Fr. Jeff Eppler, S.O.L.T. presiding. Bur- ial followed in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery, Belcourt. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, was in charge of atTangements. Hearing Aid & Optical Center 425 S. College Dr. Suite 16 Devils Lake, ND 58301 Trouble understanding speech sounds? Try our new RADIUS HEARING AIDS! They do not squeal. Radius is the latest, most advanced technology in the world. Call for your FREE HEARING EXAM! 1-800-448-0117 or 701-662-2765 Appointment not necessary but is appreciated• We will be at Presentation Medical Center Rolla Wednesday, October 10 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arlynn L. Hefta, Hearing Health Care Professional, 20 Years Experience her husband. Bernd Sedlacek. of Greta Falls. Montana. son-in-law, Orville Grenier of Rolette: nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren: caregivers. Deanna Beck and Kavlub and Laytou Abbott. Elvin was preceded in death by his parents: wife. Dagny; infant brother. Raymond and brother Willard; sister, Alice Christianson: and daughter. Margaret Grenier. Arrangements were with the Nero Funeral Home of Bottineau. Friends may sugn the online register at www.nerofuneralhome.net. (USPS 644-300) Established in 1888 Published every Monday ©2012 JTN Inc. Jason Nordmark. Publisher/Editor Subscription Rates $34 per year in Rolette, Towner, Bottineao 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 Rolla, Horth Dakota 58367 end at additional mailing offices '' POSTMASTER: $endaddress changes to Turtle Mountain Star, Box 849, Rolla, North Dakota 58367 Ph: 701-477-6495 • Fax: 701-477-3182 E-mail: tmstar@ utma.com Mildred Arditch (Britsch) Kirkeide Mildred Ardith (Britsch) Kirkeide, the daughter of Delbert and Margaret (Hooker) Britsch, was born April 21. 1921. in York. North Dakota. She died at the age of 91 years on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby. Mildred spenl her youth in the York and Rolette area, where she completed her education. She roan'led George Brotton and together they had two children. Avis and Steven. They lived in Rolla until they ended their marriage. Mildred later married Kenneth Kirkeide of York. and the couple lived in Rugby and Rolette. Mildred loved the Lord and farm life. She enjoyed gardening and painting wildlife and country scenes. Mildred is survived by her son. Steven (Carolyn) Brotton of Rugby; her daughter, Avis (Dan) O'Connell of Minor. two sisters, Vurl Landis of Elma, Washington. and Faye Kirkeide of Maddock; several grand- children: great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and fi'iends. She was preceded in death by her husbands. George and Ken-'. neth: a brother. Glen "Bud" Britsch;i a sister. June Lunde: a son-in-law.z Lester Lynnes: and her parents. A private burial service will be' held al a later time at St. Petri' Lutheran Church Cemetery in York.' Arrangements were with And,r- son Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry can be found at: www.funeralsbyanderson.com. Men's Fall; ,'upper . Sunday, Oct.ooerk7 4 Our Savtc r's Lutheran Cttun:h Serving 5- 7 p. m. i RiritS00-00ork .Roast, Beef .... ... ....... All tkeTrim, mings! i Adults: $9 • Kids 6-12:$5 Under 5years, old: FREE[ [/[c - ; Jf -% ,5 ) i: ii L :f" "Hasten, 0 God, to save me; come quickly, LORD, to help me." Psalm 70:1 Enduring Suffering One can endure almost anything, so long as it isn't meaningless. By the very nature of our finite existence, we are going to suffer. All God's creatures will suffer:sickness or injury, and ultimately death, but that does not make life meaningless. Suffering can be made sacred by identifying our suffering with the suffering and death of Christ, which gives our suffering cosmic significance. Another way in which one can make one's suffering meaningful is by envisioning it as a trial. It may be a cliche to say that suffering produces character, but that doesn't make it less true. We all must find our own way to make our suffering meaningful. Sometimes the suffering is just the tedium of our jobs, and even mind-numbing boredom can be an opportunity to find meaning via mindfulness. Other times the suffering is physical pain or discomfort, and the challenge is to figure out how to view our pain or discomfort in such a way that it can be handled with equanimity. Perhaps the hardest suffering to endure is mental or emotional suffering. Anxiety and depression can literally be too much for many people to endure, and so it is vital to ask for help, and sometimes that is the meaning in suffering: that we are finite, limited creatures who are quite often helpless in the face of horrible pain and that we must be ready and willing to reach out for help. --Christopher Simon The businesses listed below sponsor this message and' {!, !iiii  i)!ii! ? ,- .! '.,}i €' ." 5 7.' 7 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