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September 10, 2013

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OBITS SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 NEWS-MONITOR ◆ 3 Joyce Heley, 65 dren were grown. Dave and Joyce were blessed with four beautiful children: Jolene (Joe) Mullen, Jeff (Terry) Heley, Jodi (Chris) Whisman and Julie (Tony) Oster. Joyce adored her eight grandchildren: Kylee, Jessica and Luke Mullen, Mekenna and Kaden Heley, Ashton Whisman, and Skylar and Chloe Oster. Joyce and Dave enjoyed fishing together, camping with friends and traveling on various trips. Joyce is survived by her husband Dave, Lidgerwood; her son and three daughters; her mother, Susanna Herding; four sisters: Carol Rolstad, Darlene Illies, Mary Mattson and Diane Mattson; her eight grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and lots of friends and loved ones. Joyce was preceded in death by her father, Louis Herding; her sister, Joan Griffith; and an infant brother. Frank Family Funeral Home in Lidgerwood was in charge of the arrangements. Wilfred J. 'Bill' Oster, 79 Wilfred "Bill" J. Oster, 79, Lidgerwood, N.D., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at his home in Lidgerwood. The funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Lidgerwood with the Rev. Robert Smith as celebrant. Burial with military honors was conducted by the Lidgerwood American Legion Bullis Post No. 84 and the North Dakota National Guard will be at Calvary Cemetery, Lidgerwood. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 with a 7 p.m. prayer service at St. Boniface Church. There was also visitation one hour prior to the funeral Mass at the church. Pallbearers were: Brady Gabel, Brandon Gabel, Haley Gabel, Ben Reinke, Carly Reinke, Spencer Reinke, Luke Oster, Bethany Oster and Caitlin Gabel. Wilfred "Bill" Jerome Oster was born Oct. 20, 1933 to Anthony Sr. and Frances (Gaukler) Oster, on a farm near Tyler, N.D. In 1938, the family left the farm and moved to Lidgerwood. He attended kindergarten in a rural school near Great Bend, N.D., finished elementary school at St. Boniface Catholic School, Lidgerwood, and graduated in 1951 from Lidgerwood High School. After graduation, he worked for Maack's Grocery Store and various other jobs until entering the U.S. Army in 1954. Upon completion of basic training, he was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., then went overseas to Korea for a 16-month tour of duty, until his discharge in 1956. When returning to Lidgerwood, he purchased a tavern from Bob Knaust. Bill was united in marriage to Romelle Ann Illies Feb. 9, 1959 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. They made their home and raised their three children in Lidgerwood. Bill sold the tavern business when he began working for the U.S. Postal Service in Lidgerwood, where he was appointed postmaster Feb. 1, 1975. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1989. Bill was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, the Lidgerwood Fire Department, the Lidgerwood Jaycee's, and Chamber of Commerce. He was instrumental in helping to get the Lidgerwood Swimming Pool built. Bill also helped with organizing the first 4th of July celebrations and parades in Lidgerwood. He was an avid gardener who took great pride in his vegetables and his special soups. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, working on his computer and playing cards with the gang. He is survived by his wife, Romelle Oster, Lidgerwood; three children, Kevin (Brenda) Oster, Lidgerwood, Pamela (Bryan) Gabel, Milnor, N.D., and Sharlene (Jim) Holmly, Horace, N.D.; grandchildren: Luke and Bethany Oster, Brady (Caitlin), Brandon, and Haley Gabel, and Ben, Carly, and Spencer Reinke; his brother, Tony (Elaine) Oster; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Tony Sr. and Frances Oster; two sisters, Caroline Pieterick and Delores Gustaf; two brothers-in-law, Everett (Pete) Pieterick and Thomas Gustaf; motherin-law, Amelia Illies; and father-in-law, Ben Illies. Frank Family Funeral Home in Lidgerwood was in charge of the arrangements. SUBMITTED Emily Lothspeich recently donated 11 inches of her long, blonde hair to the Locks of Love organization. The Wyndmere junior is the third person in her extended family to support the organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under the age of 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Dramatic alteration was for a good cause BY ROBYN ROHDE NEWSMONITOR@MIDCONETWORK.COM Two weeks before the start of the fall school year, new fashions and trends run through the minds of most teenagers. Emily Lothspeich made a dramatic alteration to her look and the Wyndmere High School junior couldn't be happier about it. After having long hair for most of her life, Lothspeich cut off 11 inches of her golden mane to donate to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. The organization meets a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The wigs Locks of Love provides help restore their self-esteem and confidence, enabling these children to face the world and their peers. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need. "I have just always thought it was something that was really cool," Lothspeich said. "I like the fact that it helps out people under the age of 21, so that would be people around my age. If I was in a situation where I didn't have hair, it would be nice if somebody would give hair to me, I guess." After the cut, Emily Lothspeich was all smiles being able to help out an organization that aids those her age. Having shoulder-length hair for the first time in her life, Lothspeich said she is enjoying the natural wave. Emily is the daughter of Jerry and Mary Jo Lothspeich. She is not the first in her family to donate to Locks of Love, as both her mother and cousin have performed the ritualized cutting of their hair. "I thought it was worth it so it didn't seem like something I was giving up," Lothspeich said. There are certain rules those wishing to donate must follow, but for Lothspeich, the most eye opening rule was that donations as short as 10 inches are accepted. According to her hairdresser at M.J. Capelli's in Fargo, the shorter strands are used most often for male prostheses or female pixie-style wigs. Lothspeich's long hair was divided into two equal-length ponytails before the scissors took its first bite. "I was a little worried as she was cutting it because it looked like it was really short, but afterward I was really happy that I had done it," Lothspeich said. "It felt good." The salon did the work of packaging Lothspeich's donation and sending it to Locks of Love. Now the Wyndmere cheerleader is enjoying the more spunky style and the glowing feeling of helping another. "My hair was wavy before and now it has curled up a lot so that's different," Lothspeich giggled. "I'm really happy that I donated it and I would encourage other people to donate as well." For more on the national Locks of Love program, visit the NewsMonitor Facebook page. l Briefs Happy Red Hatters The Happy Red Hatters traveled to Coteau des Prairies Lodge south of Rutland, N.D. A talk was given by Olivia Breker. A tour was given and lunch served by her as well. A get well card was signed for Iva Prudlik. Sixteen ladies attended the meeting with Joan Siemieniewski and Mary Breker serving as hostesses. The next meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at Dee's Bar and Grill in Lidgerwood. Karen Meyer and Darlene Clark will be hostesses. 3rd Annual nSdpmeerr1eth FanldlayFSepsmbival Wyay, e temb 4 & Su , e te t er d Satu r 15th All Events On Main Street (4th Street) Unless Noted Come Join The Fun In Wyndmere, ND! Joyce Heley, 65, Lidgerwood, N.D., died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 surrounded by her family at her home in rural Lidgerwood under the care of Riveredge Hospice. The funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Lidgerwood, with the Rev. Robert Smith as celebrant. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Lidgerwood. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 with a 7 p.m. prayer service at St. Boniface Church. There was visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Pallbearers were: Brad Mattson, Kevin Rolstad, Bill Illies, Randy Heley, Scott Heley and Darryl Jelinek. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren. Joyce Bernardine Herding was born June 6, 1948 in Breckenridge, Minn., the daughter of Louis and Susanna (Bach) Herding. She grew up on a farm outside of Hankinson, N.D., and graduated from St. Francis Academy in 1965. She married the love of her life, David Heley Sept. 30, 1967 at St. Philip's Catholic Church, Hankinson. She worked side by side with Dave, with many great memories on the family farm, raising livestock and helping in the fields. She worked at Imation in Wahpeton for 13 years and Dakota Magic Convention Center for several years once the chil- Saturday Events Include: Sundays Events Include: XNLV108614

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