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W'ednesday June 5 2013 Lorraine Bestul Lorraine Marie Bestul, 84, of Bagley, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at The Garden Place in Bagley. Her funeral was held Monday, June 3, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bagley, with Pastor Victor Dora officiating. Interment was at the Bagley City Cemetery. Lorraine was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bagley. She was a member of the Irvin Blix American Legion Auxiliary Post #16 for over 50 years and proudly served a term as president during her membership. Lorraine was born on July 29, 1928. Her parents were Emil and Emma Void and she grew up with her only sibling, Bonnie (Traun). Lorraine lived all her early years in Golden Valley, Minn., and graduated from Robinsdale High School. Following her graduation her parents moved to Alida. Lorraine soon joined them and was employed as a dental assistant to Dr. Swanson. It was during this time that she met Bennie Bestul. It was "love at first sight" and the two were married on Dec. 6, 1947 at Grace Chapel in Minerva Township. Their good friends, Ed and Joyce Dahl, were married alongside of them at a double ring ceremony. (For 51 years the two couples would celebrate their anniversary together.) Lorraine was later employed as a telephone operator until the company went to the dial system. She then spent many years working for Dr. Ken Neujahr, Optometrist. In 1979, until her retirement in 1993, she was employed by the Bagley Elem. School as a paraprofessional and School Patrol advisor. Lorraine enjoyed camping, fishing, and playing cards. She had a special attachment to the dogs she raised over the years. Lorraine let kindness spread like sunshine and embraced those who needed a helping hand. She was always loving deeply, giving freely from her heart. Lorraine's greatest blessings were her family and friends. She is survived by two sons, Denny (Barb) Bestul of San Jose, Calif., Bob (Lisa) Bestul of Hibbing; and three daughters, Sherry (Bob) Young of Park Rapids, Cindi (Dave) Lee of Bagley, and Lorri (Tom) Swanum, of Duluth; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, and husband Bennie (Jan. 10, 1999). The Cease Family Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent to Doris Parks, 84, of Solway, died Thursday, May 30, at Havenwood Care Center surrounded by her family. Her funeral was held Tuesday, June 4, at Solway Bible Chapel, with Pastor Brad Spaulding officiating. Interment was at Jones Township Cemetery, Beltrami County. Doris Elsie (Ekre) Parks was bum to Even and Grace (Thorson) Ekre on July 26, Doris Parks She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Veme; children, Veme LeRoy (Janet) of Solway, Steve (Shelly) of Osseo, Kathy (Butch) Boe of Bagley, Cindy (Tim) Lewis of Pinewood and Scott (Holly) Parks of Monument, Colo.; 26 grandchildren; 41 great- grandchildren; brothers, Theodore "Sonny" Ekre of Shevlin and David (Margie) Ekre of Beach, N.D.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two sons, Dwight in 2000 and William in 2004; infant grandson Steven, and sister, Evelyn Thompson. Online guesthook at www. olsonschwartzfuneralhome. cam 1928 in Shevlin. She attended Shevlin School and then Bagley High School.' During the war she worked at the poor farm in Hillsboro, N.D., cooking and cleaning. She married Veme Parks on April 11, 1947 in Shevlin. The passion of her life was raising her seven children. She worked at the Super Two Store in Solway for many years. As a farm wife for many years, she loved animals, especially her dogs and horses. Her baking and cooking skills were loved by her family, friends and many strangers. She had "roll patrol," a gathering of family and friends for cbffee and homemade rolls. A tradition she established and continued every Saturday for many years until her health prevented her from baking. Marlene Criswell Marlene 'Molly' (Johnson) Criswell, 78, of West Fargo, died Thursday May 30, 2013 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, after suffering from a long illness. Molly was born in Grand Forks, N.D. April 29, 1935 to Bud and Tillie Woodward. She grew up in the Bagley area with her parents, sister Pat and brother Alfred. She loved horses, and graduated from Bagley High School in 1953. She married, Orland Johnson in 1955 and lived on the family farm located east of Fosston. Molly worked several jobs in the Fosston and Bagley area, until she found what she really was called to, and she was trained and hired as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor at Glenmore in Crookston. Later she opened a small business in Fosston, "Molly's Paint Pot," working with ceramics. After Orland's death in 1990, Molly traveled and lived in Alaska, Washington State, and Ogallala Neb., where in 1995 she married Don Criswell. After Dan's death in 1999, Molly moved to the Fargo/Moorhead area in 2001, living with Sharlene and enjoying her grandchildren and great-grandchildren until her death. Molly is survived by her children, Mark (Kelly) Johnson, Bozeman, Mont., Sharlene Johnson, West Fargo, Pat Johnson, Fairbanks, Alaska; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Molly was predeceased by her husbands Orland and Don, and brother Alfred Shaver. A celebration of her life will be held on June 9 at North Elmwood Park, 500 13th Ave W, in West Fargo, starting at 1 p.m. The gathering will be in the enclosed shelter north of the ball diamonds. This will be a time to share stories of Molly and any photos you might have of her. The family asks for no flowers, and her Facebook site will be set up as .a memorial. Cards can be sent to Molly Criswell, 230 8th Ave W. #173, West Fargo, ND 58078 Twyla Gossack Twyla Gossack, 83, of Folsom, Calif., died on March 30, 2013 in Roseville, Calif.. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at the Bagley City Cemetery. All friends and family are invited. We wish to thank everyone Thank you, Jeanette, for wedding anniversary party who came to Ed's 88 th being such a good helper, on Sunday, May 25 at the birthday party. Ed and Joyce Dahl Leonard Church. Thank you for the cards ..... It was a wonderful day and a special thank you to the Dale and Lois Miller which we will never forget. First National Bank for the especially wish to thank Thank you. hanging plant, all who attended our 70 th This Week's Weather Report Sponsored by: BAGLEY CO-OP ASSOCIATION HONOR a friendship REMEMBER a loved one create a LEGACY For Three Generations CEASE FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 407 Getchell Ave NE P.O. Box 87 Bagley, Minnesota 56621 Phone: (218) 694-6600 Toll-Free: 800-582-9454 LITTLE FALLS -- GRANITE WORKS |   10802 South Hwy. 10 P.O. Box 240 Little Falls, MN 56345 Phone: 1-800-862-2417 FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Basle, Minnesota - Pae 2 FRESHASPARAG-00. alLL NOW to place orders for fiesh eating, canning or freezing. Already picked. Just buy & enjoy! 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Call North Central Minnesota Chapter # 7 Adjutant Robert Saddoris 218-243-2663 for more information. This offer expires on June 27 2013, so we can get the proper paperwork in and postdated on time. Ask any of your fellow DAV member to help. In loving memory of our beloved daughter & sister GAYLENE SMITH who was taken from us three years ago June 3, 2010 In sod but loving memoq of our beloved daughter and sister, Gaylene who passed away three years ago today, June 3. Gone is the face we loved so dear, Silent is the voice we loved to hear; Tee far away for sight or speech, But not too far for thought to reach. Sweet to remember her who once was here, and who, though absent, is just as deal Sadly missed by, Mum & Dudley Jennifer & family Karmen & family Jn6 Francis & family Don't drink & drive! More obituaries on page 13 LAST WEEK'S WEATHER READINGS Readings are taken at about 8 a.m. 1 miles South of Bagley, using a Hi-Low thermometer. Date Lo Hi Preeip. May 24 34 71 0.10" May 25 50 71 --- May 26 48 72 --- May 27 52 69 --- May 28 55 70 --- May 29 54 77 0.3" May 30 60 75 0.1" Grain Markets Bagley Co-op Elevator As of Tuesday morning Oats .................................. $3.20 Barley. .............................. $4.00 Corn ................................. $5.60 Cattle Market Feeder Cattle Weight [ Beef Steers 300-500 I 91"40-1"76 500-700 $1.30-1.76 700-900 $1.20-1.38 900-1100 $1.10-1.21 Weight Beef Heifers 300-500 $1.25-1.58 500-700 91.t5-1.40 700-900 $1.10-,1.30 900-1100 $.90-1.15 Weight Beef Holsteins 300-500 $.90-1.20 500-700  !O01900 700-900 900-1100 $.80-.90 Fat Cattle Select & Choice Steers... $1-1.25 Select & Choice Heifers. $1-1.22 Holsteins .......................... $.95-1.10 Slaughter Cows Top $.80-.90 Good $.70-.80 Low Yielding $.69 & Down Slaughter Bulls Top $1-1.08 Good $.90-1.00 Low Yielding $.89 &Down Prices from latest sales at Bagle Livestock Exchange, 4/25/13 Winger Livestock Exchangt 4/20/13 and Fergus Falls Livestoe Exchange, 4/23/13 Today's Weather Wed 60142 Showers ending by midday Higts in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s. Sunrise Sunset 5:26 AM 9:t5 PM 67144 67148 Mostly sunny. Highs MIX of sun and in the upper 60s and clouds. Highs in the lows in the n 40s. upper 60s and k)ws in t upper 40s. Sunrise Sunset Sunrise Sunset 5:26AM 9:15PM 5:25AM 9:16PM 68/53 Partly cloudy Hjhs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 50s Sunrise euns 5:25 AM 9:17 PM 65152 Showers Highs in the mid 60S and lOWS in Ve 10W 50S Sunrise Sunset 5:24 AM 9:17 PM Minnesota At A Glance =aul Moon Phases Last New May 31 Jun 8 First Full Jun 16 Jun 23 UV Index Wed 6/5  High Thu 6/6  Ven/High Fri 6/7  High Sat 6/8  High Sun 6/9  High lle UV II'ex is trag;lre 0n a 0-11 rnber scale wth a higher UV index Sg e nee for greater sk po- tecti O 11 Area Cities Albertkea 63 51 rain GrandRapids 59 39 rain RedWing 59 51 rain Aleandda 56 45 rain Intemat. Falls 67 43 rain Redwood Falls 63 49 rain Austin 63 52 rain Little Falls 55 44 rain Rochester 6t 50 rain 8emidji 61 41 rain Mankato 62 50 rain St.Cloud 56 47 rain etackduok 62 42 rain Marshall 60 49 rain Thief River Falls 56 46 rain Caledonia 63 50 t-storm Minnfl3tPaul 60 51 rain TwoHarbors 53 41 rain Crookston 66 45 rain Montevideo 58 48 rain Wabasha 60 51 rain Duluth 46 42 rain Moorhead 65 46 rain W3limar 63 51 rain Fairmont 67 51 rain 0watonna 63 51 rain nona 61 50 t-storm Fergus Falls 59 46 rain Pipestone 61 49 rain Worthington 63 48 rain National Cities ----==-:=a t,-" r. Phoenix 102 75 sunny /"ldanta 82 70 t-storm Houston 93 74 -sunny iqil - ...... 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