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Obituaries from the week of May 16, 2012

Rita Ann Einarson, 60

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita Ann Einarson, 60, was celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon, VT. The Rev. Albert «Skip» Baltz, pastor, was the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Rita Ann Einarson died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her home in Brandon.

Mrs. Einarson was born in Tracy, MN on March 30, 1952. She was the daughter of Edward and Arlis (Jackels) Ourada. She grew up in Walnut Grove, where she received her early education and graduated from Walnut Grove High School, class of 1970. She later moved to Grafton, North Dakota where she worked as a L.N.A. at St. Joseph’s Hospital for several years. She moved to Manchester, N.H. in 1984 and continued working as an L.N.A. She came to Sudbury in 1989 moving from Manchester and continued working as an L.N.A. and later did private duty nursing. She and her husband owned and operated Broken Arrow Kennel in Sudbury. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and gardening.

Surviving is her husband Mitch Einarson of Sudbury; whom she married in Grafton, N.D., on Oct. 8, 1983, two daughters; Karen Scott of Rutland and Angie Gaudry of Adams, Tenn., her mother Arlis Ourada of Walnut Grove, MN; six sisters; Eileen Olson of Aurora, Colo., Teresa VanDeWiele of Garvin, MN, Linda Burns of St. Paul, MN, Deanna McNamee of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sandy Cooreman of Tracy, MN, and Betsy Snyder of Milroy, MN; two brothers; Duane Ourada of Tracy, and Larry Ourada of Colorado Springs; three grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her father Edward Ourada in June 2011.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to: Walnut Grove Ambulance Service, 311 6th Street, Walnut Grove, MN, 56180.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Vt.


John F. Jacobs (Jake)

Our loving father “Papa Jake” passed away October 10, 2011 at home with his family in McHenry, IL.  A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday May 26, 2012 at 5pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Currie, Minnesota.  Burial will be May 26, 2012 at 1pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery in Currie, MN. There will be a reception following the Mass.  All are welcome to attend.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Magnificat Catholic Ministry McHenry Chapter C/O Lorraine Medford 3850 Ravenglass Ridge Rd. Crystal Lake, IL. 60012, in Jake’s name.    

Jake was born on September 10, 1923 to parents Frank J. Jacobs of Tracy, MN and Louise Gervais of Currie, MN. After 18 years on the family farm, he graduated from Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in 1942.  He entered the U.S. Navy shortly after.  Under the Navy’s V-12 training program, he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University and was commissioned as an officer.  Upon discharge, he entered the Dominican order in River Forest, IL.  He completed his studies and was ordained a Catholic priest in Dubuque, IA.  He spent 23 years serving the educational and religious communities in various leadership and mentoring roles, including Principal at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL.

Shortly after leaving the order, he married Audree Catalano in 1969, who survives him along with his three children, Gina (Steve) Rooney, Maria (Joseph) Novotny and Mary Frances (Patrick) Anelli.  He had an incredible love for his eight grandchildren:  Ryann, Erin, Maria, and Sarah Rooney and Madeline, Katie, Jonathan, and Paige Novotny. 

His unwavering faith was the foundation and legacy of his life.  He brought abundant joy and wisdom to all those he touched.  He will be missed beyond words, but his love transcends all.