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Valley News and Views Page 5 September 5th, 2013 Obituary Edith Bernice Van Camp, 95 Edith Bernice Van Camp, 95, died at home in Drayton, ND on Friday, August 30, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 2, 1918, on the McKellan farm east of Bowesmont, ND to Charles and Emma Parker. By the time she reached school age, the family moved to the Moore farm west of Bowesmont where they lived through her school years. Bowesmont had a 1-8 school where she completed her education. Her father died in his forties so Edith went to work at age 13. She worked at the caf in town and cleaned homes for many years. Then at age 18, Mom was cooking complete meals for threshing crews on the Robert and Jack Halcrow food from a kitchen "chuck wagon" located out in the farm yard. The chuck wagon contained a fully operating kitchen with wood and coal burning ovens. The crew of 20 men would come up to the yard twice a day for their meals, one around noon and another in late afternoon. Edith would arrive at the Halcrow farm around 4 AM to cook breakfast, and then prepare lunch at noon and supper by late afternoon. It was during this time period that Edith's Mother took the kids and moved into the house in Bowesmont (near the church). A few years later, Edith went to work in Drayton where she rented a room and lived above the grocery store on Main Street. She went on to live with and work for Dr. Betchel's (dentist) family where she primarily cared for their young daughter (Lana). Robert Van Camp met Edith Parker at a dance in the Bowesmont Community Hall. Later Robert would pick Cadillac. They attended many dances at the Bowesmont Community Hall on a Friday or Saturday evening. Robert and Edith were married on July 22, 1944. She raised four energetic boys who were active in many school sports. During the 1960's she was one of the cooks at the Drayton Public School, retiring after her youngest graduated. She was involved with the Drayton Methodist women for many years. Since the early 70's she and Robert were snowbirds making Mesa, AZ their second home. They enjoyed many new and old friends there for over 40 years. Edith was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Emma Parker, her brothers Russell, Wesley, Alfred and an infant brother, and her sisters Winifred and Eleanor. She is survived by her sons, Charles and his wife Sheila of Drayton, ND, Richard and Shirley of Drayton, ND, Clinton (and Reiko deceased) of CA, Paul and Marcia of Duluth, MN, nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 1 great- great grandchild and several ni,~r~e ~nd n~Dho'~Ar.. ~iATo ~ro all grateful to God for the gift of her life. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in the Drayton United Methodist ChurchinDrayton. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the service. Obituary Lillian Agnes Heigaard Ferguson, 86 Lillian Agnes Heigaard Ferguson, passed away at home, August 30, 2013 with her family at her side. She was born March 23, 1927 in Gardar, North Dakota to Oliver and Laufey (Eiriksson) Heigaard. Lillian grew up in the Carder area and graduated from Gardar School in 1945. She attended UND, completing 2 years of college by 1947. She graduated with a bachelor of science in education with a major in elementary education in 1964. Lillian until her retirement in 1989. She continued substitute teaching in Drayton for many years after her retirement. She was passionate about her teaching career and the success of her students. Lillian enjoyed reading, counted cross stitch, flower gardening, bird watching and watching high school sports. She and her family and friends spent many enjoyable summers at Lake of the Woods boating and fishing. In 2000, she and her sisters and brothers traveled to Iceland. Lillian shared her family's interest and pride in their Icelandic heri!age. Lillian was devoted to her family and Grand Forks, ND, Jordan Ferguson, Grand Forks, Collin Ferguson, Williston, ND and Kelton Ferguson, Mohall; great grandchildren, Halley, Dylan and Logan Rost; brothers and sisters, Arthur (Mabel) Heigaard, Metter, GA, Mae (Leon) Rollin, Littleton, CO, Helen (Harlan) Bowies, Milton, ND Bill (Paula) Heigaard, Grand Forks and Jim (Kaye) Heigaard Enumclaw, WA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cameron; 2 infant sons; sisters, Jonina Heigaard, Ingeborg Johannesson; and brothers, Kris and Herbert Heigaard. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, received her masters in her greatest enjoyment was September 4 2013 at education with honors in spending time with her 10:00 a.m. in Drayton Drayton Drug 1970. She began her teaching career in Drayton in 1947. Lillian and Cameron Ferguson were married in Gardar on August 6, 1950. Cameron enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 and they lived in Witchata Falls, Texas and Valdosta, Georgia, returning to Drayton in 1955. Cameron passed away in 1973. Lillian resumed teaching in 1959 at Drayton Public School and taught many elementary grade levels children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed. Lillian is survived by her children, Susan (Randy) Nilson, Arvada, CO, C.Kent (Nancy) Ferguson, Mohall, ND and Kris (Julie) Ferguson, Drayton; grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) Nilson, Littleton, CO, Tracey Nilson, Denver, CO, Kelsey (David) Rost, Bismarck, ND, J.J. Ferguson, United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Drayton City Cemetery. Rev. Gary Johnson, presiding; Karen Schumacher and Shirley VanCamp, special music. Casket bearers will be Ryan Nilson, J.J. Ferguson, Jordan Ferguson, Collin Ferguson, Kelton Ferguson, Keith Johannesson, Steve Heigaard and James Bowles. The Austin Funeral Home of Drayton is in charge of arrangements. Obituary Jean Mable Anderson, 80 J e a n M ab le Anderson, age 80, of Drayton, ND, died August 30, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Jean was born on June 27, 1933 in Walsh County, North Dakota, the daughter of Edmund and Mable Ruth. Confirmed in faith in 1948, she made another promise of devotion on January 22, 1953 with her marriage to Waldie Eugene Anderson. Together, they lived their lives as active members in the Drayton Lutheran Church parish family. She graduated valedictorian from Drayton Public School on June first, 1951. She worked as a secretary for the H.K. Ferguson company during the construction of the American Crystal Sugar factory, and also enjoyed a long career with the Drayton State Bank, until she retired in 1995. Her love of family and history led her to a passion for genealogy. She was an early member of Ox Cart Trails Historical Society, and on any given day, she might receive letters or phone calls from all over the U.S. and Canada asking her help in connecting someone to the deeper history of their own family. Jean is survived by her brother, Douglas (Kathlyn) Ruth, Drayton, ND; children: Pastor Kevin (Rhonda) Anderson, Hopwood, PA; Kristin Anderson, Grand Forks, ND; Michael (Julie) Anderson, St. Michael, MN; even grandchildren: Eric (Valerie), Alyssa, Zachary (Abigail), Christopher, Chad, Reganne and Tucker; and four great grandchildren: Caitlyn, Lydia, James, and Ahnalese. \ She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 55 years, Eugene; her parents, Edmund and Mable Ruth; infant brother Edmund, Jr., and three half-sisters Ella Dundas, Nellie Nelson, and Mary Nelsen. Jean's life was blessed not only by loving family, but also by many loyal friends and kind, thoughtful neighbors. Among those touching her life were Julie Hjelle, Lankin, ND, and Curtis Crowston, Kindred, ND. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 3rd, in the Drayton Lutheran Church, followed by interment at Drayton Cemetery. Rev. Kristen Schwan and Jon Dryburgh, presided, Lector: James Ruth Organist: Linda Merrill. Pallbearers: Tim Anderson, Gaylen Anderson, Eric Anderson, Zachary Anderson, Ray Quibell, Jordan Grund trom. Arrangements were handled by Austin Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Drayton Lutheran Church and/or the Drayton Volunteer Ambulance Service. Obituary Adeline Papenfuss, 76 Adeline Papenfuss, 76, of Drayton, North Dakota passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Thursday, August 29th, 2013. Adeline M. Scharmer was born May 9, 1937 at Oslo, Minnesota to William J. and Marcella M. (Jenkins) Scharmer. She grew up in St. Thomas, North Dakota and attended school there. She graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1955 and went on to attend Aakers Business College in Grand Forks. On March 30, 1964 she married Lloyd W. Papenfuss at St. Thomas. They lived in Grand Forks until 1966 when they moved to Drayton. Adeline worked at Raney Hardware in Drayton for over 20 years and also worked at the Spinning Wheel, Hastings Landing and Associated Potato. Adeline worked in the scale house at American Crystal Sugar during the fall harvest for 39 years. She retired in 2010. Lloyd passed away in January of 1985. Adeline was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church, the Altar Society, PTA and the Homemakers Club. She is survived by her sons, Blaine (Trina) and Bryan (Jennie) both of St. Thomas, ND; and five grandchildren, Wyatt, Emma, Caden, Micheal and Abby. Adeline was preceded in death by her parents, William and Marcella; and her husband, Lloyd. Funeral services are scheduledfor Wednesday, September4th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Thomas Catholic Church. Interment will be in the St. Thomas Community Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Austin Funeral Home in Drayton on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Rev. James Lauerman and Deacon Mike Grzadzielewski, presiding; Janet Fedje, soloist and Sharlene Klegstad, organist. Casket bearers will be Wyatt, Emma, Caden, Micheal and, Abby Papenfuss, Richard Papenfuss and Kevin Lee. 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