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Jun 22, 2012

Beverly A.


Funeral services were held Friday, June 15, 2012 at St. Petri Lutheran Church, York, for Beverly A. Fragodt, 83, York, who died Monday, June 11 at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Beverly was born on April 24, 1929, a daughter of Gilmen and Mable (Larson) Shirley. She attended the Arne School for eight years, and graduated from the Benson County Agricultural School in Maddock in 1948. She worked for the bank in Maddock, and for Alvin Neumann, DDS. She married Harold Fragodt on November 22, 1953 at Viking Church.

Beverly was a member of the St. Petri Lutheran Church, where she was involved with Ladies Aid, and taught Sunday School and Bible School.

She is survived by son, James Fragodt, Harlow; daughters, Jean Johnson, Grand Forks; Julie Tollefson, Devils Lake, and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a brother, Vernon.

Pastor Richard Budd officiated. Karen Jacobson and Dan Nybo provided the music.

Casketbearers were Tom Freund, Lanny Fossen, Colton Gillespie, Dakota Gillespie, Travis Johnson, Brent Nichols, Marc Randle and Aaron Tollefson.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home, Maddock.

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Jun 22, 2012

Gary Solem

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona, Minn., for Gary Thelvin Solem, 53, who died Wednesday, June 6 at his home in Pickwick, Minn.

Burial was in Pickwick Cemetery.

Gary was born on May 26, 1959 to Thelvin and Lila (Nagle) Solem in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He attended school in Winona and graduated from Winona High School. He completed one year of college at Southeast Technical College, Winona. Since 1980 he worked in the trucking industry, and he owned and operated his own business.

Gary was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his parents; sister, Shelley Duffy, Witoka, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; many cousins, other extended family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Joe Solem and Scott Solem.

Casketbearers were Paul Solem, Matthew Duffy, Larry Nagle, Gordon Nagle Jr., Billy Harvey and John King.

Arrangements by Junker Funeral Home, Wiinona, Minn.

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Jun 22, 2012



Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, Towner, for Harriet Jean Evansvold, 82, Rugby, who died Thursday, June 7 at the Heart of America Long Tern Center, Rugby.

Burial was in the Norway Lutheran Church Cemetery, Denbigh.

Harriet was born February 4, 1930 in Rugby, a daughter of Henry P. and Johanna Rognilda (Kolve) Anderson. She attended two years of grade school in Denbigh, six years at Wintering School #3, and completed her education in 1948 at Towner High School. On September 11, 1948 she married Oakley W. Evensvold at the Norway Lutheran Church. On February 9, 1953 she starting working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, McHenry County PMA in Towner. She retired March 1, 1985.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church council; the Vernon T. Starks VFW Auxiliary #7067; the Pioneer Daughters of Towner, and the American Legion Auxiliary in Minot.

She is survived by brothers Ramon Anderson, Towner; Earl Anderson, Frederick, Colo., several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brother, Evens M. Anderson; half-brother, Lyle J. Christenson; nephew, Curtis Anderson, and her parents.

Pastors Linda Wimmer and Wally Fretland officiated. Music was provided by Sharon St. Aubin and Jeremy St. Aubin.

Casketbearers were Mark Anderson, Greg Livedalen, Robert Jaeger, Monte Hermanson, Jeremy St. Aubin, Jerrold Arneson and Jason Evensvold. Honorary bearers were the Pioneer Daughters and the Zion Lutheran Quilters.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Towner.

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Jun 22, 2012

Ruth M.


Funeral services will be held today at 2:00 p.m. at Leeds Lutheran Church, Leeds, for Ruth M. Lunde, 87, Harlow, who died Tuesday, June 12, at Trinity Homes, Minot.

Burial will be in the Brinsmade Lutheran Cemetery.

Ruth was born September 3, 1924 on the family farm near Tilden to Joseph and Josephine (Lund) Kirkeide. She graduated from Brinsmade High School in 1942 and spent months in South Dakota being treated for rheumatic fever. She then returned home and worked in a cook car. On June 6, 1943 she married Clarence Lunde in Devils Lake. They lived and farmed near Harlow.

Ruth was a member of Brinsmade Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid, and the Leeds Lutheran Church, where she was active in the WELCA and other activities. She was a lifetime member, as well as secretary-treasurer, of the Robert Tovsrud VFW Post 757 Auxiliary of Harlow. She also assisted with the cancer drive.

She is survived by daughter Agnes Filler, Minot; sons Carter, Minot; Kenneth, Leeds; Joel, Jerry and Paul, Maddock; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Sally Lunde, Rugby, and Bernice Lunde, Mason City, Iowa; brother-in-law Dr. Sam Leishear, Camp Springs, MD; nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; son, Everett; brothers, Bernard Kirkeide, Lloyd Kirkeide, and John Stensaker.

Pastor Richard Budd will officiate. Dan and MiChelle Nybo will provide the music.

Casketbearers will be Curtis Lunde, and her grandchildren. Honorary bearers will be her great-grandchildren, and member of the Robert Tovsrud VFW Post 757 Auxiliary.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home, Leeds.

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