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SIDNEY HERALD milestones WEDNESDAY, JULY 2009 3A e Albert LeRoy Carda Obitu,]ries Albert LeRoy Carda, 81, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2008, at the Im- manuel Lutheran Home in Kalispell. He was born on April 18, 1928, in Sidney, the son of George J. and Fancheon (Goodwin) Carda. Albert lived on a dryland farm located 47 miles west of Sidney in the Elmdale com- munity Life during the "hard 30s" was very sparse at times. Grasshoppers, terri- ble hail storms and harsh winters were more hard- ships which made a very hard working man of Albert as he grew up. He finished eighth grade and was determined to go to high school. He had to pay for his room and board while going to school. He went to school mornings and worked severaljobs afternoons and evenings to pay his way. He graduated from Sidney High School in May of 1946 and then returned to the farm for a few years. He married Phyllis Ander- son on Aug. 27, 1955, at the Pella Lutheran Church in Sidney He was a very ambitious "fLX it" fellow; he could fig- ure a way to fLX most any- thing. He worked at many things starting with working on his folk's farm and work- ing at Kewit Construction. When he moved to Kalispeil he started working for C & C Plywood plant and later be- gan working at school dis- trict # 5, retiring at age 62 af- ter 25 years of service. Re- tirement allowed him and Phyllis to take many tours including Hawaii and spent most of one summer in Alas- ka. Being a "dryland kid," Al- bert never had the opportu- nity to be a swimmer, but at age 42 and a purchase of a boat, his wife and kids insist- ed he get into the water. He learned to water ski and real- ly enjoyed the sport. He also enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, dancing and snow- mobiling. Other hobbies included a large garden and lots of flow- ers in the yard, but he dearly loved his wood shop. He was a self-taught wood crafts- man. Many homes in the Flathead Valley boast his cabinets and other beautiful pieces of furniture. Family members have beautiful clocks, desk, wall shelves, candle holders, etc. that they will always cherish. He joined the Fraternal Or- der of Eagles in May of 1968, always a very active member, fLxing things, helping with banquets, funeral luncheons, fair and parade floats. He Cleone Douglas, 90, Iowa City, Iowa, formerly of Car- lyle, died on June 27, 2009, at the Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation wiil be held from 1-5 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July i, 2009, at the Chapel of the Silvernale- Silha Funeral Home, Beach, N.D. A family communion service is at 8 p.m., Wednes- day, July I, 2009, at the Chapel of the Silvernale-Sil- ha Funeral Home in Beach. Friends and family are wel- come at the communion service. Funeral services are at l0 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2009, at the First Lutheran Church of Beach with Pastor Paul Peterson officiating. Inter- ment will follow at i p.m. in the Douglas Family Ceme- tery in Wibaux County, Mon- tana, near Carlyle. Silver- nale-Silha Funeral Home of Beach is entrusted with the arrangements. Cleone was born on Feb. 4, 1919, in rural Golva, N.D., the daughter of Guy and Iva (Snow) Curl. She was raised and educated in the Golva community, having attend Golva and Beach schools and graduating from Beach High School with the class of 1937. Cleone married Morris Douglas on Nov. 22,1938, in Beach. She and her husband owned and operated a farm and ranch in the Carlyle community their entire life. She and her husband were Cleone Douglas Violet Madsen 1928-2009 1933-2009 1919-2009 actively involved with the Golden Valley County .4-H Club. Cleone enjoyed cook: ing, sewing and attending the quilting circle in the First Lutheran Church. She loved having huge gardens and Hereford cattle. She had been vers/active in Eastern Star and served al- ways as a care-giver for fami- ly as well as being a volun- teer care-giver at the Golden Valley Manor in Beach. Cleone was preceded in death by her husband in Au- gust of 1983. Following the death of her husband, Cleone established very deep and lasting relationships with a very special circle of friends in the area. She re- mained in her homeon the ranch until 2003 when she moved to Iowa City to be near her daughter, but she continued to maintain an ac- tive role in the ranch opera- tion until the time of her death. During her time spent Lena Olson 1915-2009 A reception will follow the interment at Gloria Dei. Friends may call at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston Wednesday from 10 am. to 5 p.m. and Thurs- day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Funeral services for Lena Olson; 93, Williston, N.D., are at 11 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2009, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Willis- ton. Rev. David and Rev. Lorna Halaas will officiate with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Williston. served on the board of trustees for several years. Over the years he was pre- sented with many Eagle hon- ors, the greatest being the "Hail of Fame. ' He was a longtime volunteer at the Friendship House and served on the board of direc- tors. Albert's health deline came rather quickly anffhe had to enter Friendship House Assist Living four years ago. He entered Im- manuel Lutheran Home on Father's Day of this year and was there at the time of his passing. He was preceded in death by.his parents, one sister Agnes Gonzales and her hus- band, Henry He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Carda, Kalispeil; a son Keith Carda and wife, Debbie, Portland, Ore.; and a daughter Renal Lind and husband, David, Kalispell; five grandchildren Jeffery, Megan and Blaine Carda, Brian and Miranda Lind; two great-grandchildren; and a brother Charles Carda. Funeral services for Albert are Thursday, July 2, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. in the Johnson Gloschat Funeral Chapel, Kalispell, with an urn burial to follow at Glacier Memorial Gardens. There will be a re- ception following the urn burial at the Eagles in Kalispeil. Johnson- Gloschat Funer. al Home and Crematory is caring for Albert's family. You are invited to go to www.jgfuneralhome.com to offer condolences and sign Albert's guest book. Funeral services for Violet Madsen, 76, Savage, were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at the First Lutheran Church in Savage with Pas- tor Nell Lindorff officiating. Musical selections were provided by Josh Paul and Linda Bergstedt. Casket- bearers were Eric Madsen, Steve Ler, Don Mastvelten, Dustin Haralson, Les Stern and John Hoon Jr. Honorary casketbearers were all of Vi- olet's many friends and rela- tives. Ushers were Frank Reed and Tony Wiltfong. Interment took place in the Riverview Cemetery, Savage, under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney Remem- brances and condolences may be shared with the fami- ly at www.fulkersons.com. She was born on Jan. 5, 1933, in Plevna, to Christian and Pauline (Vogele) Krausz. She lived and went to school in Ismay and Plevna. When she was in the eighth grade, her family moved to Glen- dive, where she went t'o school until the 10th grade. She worked in Glendive as a waitress and cleaned rooms at sever] businesses. On July 15, 1951, she was united in marriage to Elver Madsen in Glendive. They lived in several cities in east- ern Montana- Sidney, Miles Mass of the Christian Bur- ial for Rachelle J. Sorensen, 64, Sidney, is at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2009, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Greg Staudinger as presider. Happy 50 th Birthday City, Glendive and Havre. She was also involved in the building of the first drive-in theater in Plentywood. In 1956 they had their f'n'st child, Carla, when Elver was stationed in Fort Gordon, Ga. Jeff came along in 1958 when they had returned from the service to Sidney By the time Bruce was born in 1960 they had made their permanent home in Savage. She worked at Holly Sugar for five years, cleaned motel rooms, painted houses with her sister-in-law, and helped run the Madsen Hardware Store in Savage. In 2000, she moved to Hele- na for a short time where Elver had been employed by the state of Montana and helped him conduct his elec- trical training courses. They moved back to Savage in Rachelle J. Sorensen Wake services are at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at alkerson Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Sid- ney Cemetery, Sidney, under the direction of the Fttlker- son Funeral Home of Sidney 2002 where she lived until April of this year. She went to live with her daughter in Rhame, N.D. Violet died on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at the South- west Healthcare Hospital in Bowman, N.D. She enjoyed her family, gardening and making pies for special people. She was involved with several organ- izations: 4-H, Homemakers and the Savage Cemetery Board. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Savage. Survivors include: her two children, Carla (Andy) Ad- kisson, Rhame, N.D., and Jeff (Christi) Madsen, Sav- age; her sister Marlene (Everett) Kassner, Glendive; special sister-in-law Vera (Mugs) Ler, Savage; her brother-in-law Wesley (Anna Bell) Madsen, Baker; her sis- ter-in-law Verna (Larry) Bliesmer, Dunnel, Minn; sev- en grandchildren, 11 great- grandchildren with another one on the way; and a self adopted grandson Tony Wilt- fong, Savage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elver, in 2002; her son Bruce in 1993; her parents; two sisters Irene Burleson and Edna Lindbo; two brothers-in-law Melvin Ler and Percy Kass- ner. Remembrances and condo- lences may be shared with the family at www.fulker- sons.com. Rachelle died on Friday, June 26, 2009, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. in Iowa City, Cleone received a service award provided by the Amana School for her work within the school. Cleone was preceded in death by a son Duane in 2007 and two infant sisters. Survivors include her daughter Arlene McBride and her husband, Bunny, Iowa City, Iowa; her son Paul Douglas and his wife, Joanne, Medora, N.D.; her daughter-in-law Sheryl Dou- glas, Sidney; her brother Gerald Curl and his wife, Judy, Beach, N.D.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Remembrances and condo- lences may be shared with the family at www.silvernale- silhafune .ralhome.com Births Kyle Wayne Skogas Kyle Wayne Skogas was born on June 9, 2009, to parents J.W. and Staci Skogas, Fairview. He weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Lynette Wicorek, Fairview, and Gary Cayko, Issac Hunter Keller was born on June 19, 2009, in Sid- ney to parents Isaiah and Ali- cia Keller. He weighed 7 Prosser, Wash. Paternal grandparents are Rona Skogas, Fairview, and Jerry Skogas, Baker. Great-grandparents are Frances Cayko, and Ron and Gloria Gross. Kyle joins two brothers, Kaden and Kee- gan. 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