Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake for Louise M. Rham, 98, of Devils Lake and formerly of Sarles and Rock Lake, who passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks with family at her side. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery.
Louise Mildred Fazekas, daughter of George and Mary (Pakoy) Fazekas, was born near Calvin on October 8, 1920. She attended school at Mt. Pleasant, later moving to Perth and attending school at Howell. During her education she worked in cooking shacks for many area threshing crews. She met and was married to William Rham on February 1, 1944. They settled northeast of Rock Lake on the Stableton Farm where their daughter, Janice, was born. Then they made their home one mile east where they farmed for 42 years. Bill became ill which forced their move to Devils Lake where she was still living. Bill passed away January 26, 1993. She loved the farm and everything about it. You would find her hauling grain, mowing, baking and gardening. When she wasn’t occupied with her family or the farm, she dedicated her time to the Sarles Lutheran Church, the Rock Lake VFW and Auxiliary. She was also a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church of Devils Lake. She enjoyed her family, Sundays she always had a meal after church and treats for her grandchildren and was ready for a game of cards. She enjoyed all games, puzzles, Bingo, casinos and snowmobiling with neighbors.
Louise will be deeply missed by her daughter, Janice, and husband Dale Samuelson of Sarles; grandson Kevin (Cathy) Samuelson, Sarles; granddaughter Kristine (Randy) Helle of Edmore; and one great-grandson, Brady Samuelson, of Sarles; sister Mary Mosolf-MacArthur, Devils Lake; sisters-in-law Clarabel Fazekas, Washington, Florence Rham, Devils Lake and Lucille Rham, Rolla, and many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; parents George and Mary Fazekas; brothers Art, George Jr., Earl and Fred Fazekas; sister Betty Carnahan and several dear in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Gilbertson Funeral Home of Devils Lake was in charge of arrangements.