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Michael A. Camperud

Funeral services for Michael Andrew Camperud, age 69, Larimore formerly of Northwood will be at 2 pm Friday, June 3, 2011 in the Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Northwood with Pastor Dean Lyste officiating. Burial will be in the Northwood City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 to 7 pm with a prayer service at 7 pm at the Bilden Funeral Home in Northwood. Michael passed away Saturday, May 29, 2011 in Grand Forks.
Michael Camperud was born November 23, 1941 in Northwood the son of Milton and Madelene (Gabriel) Camperud. He grew up and attended the Logan Center Country School. Michael entered the United States Army in 1957 and was honorably discharged in 1960. He returned to Northwood and married Mary Dauphinais on January 1, 1963. In 1966, he purchased a semi and drove as an independent contractor for 35 years. He later worked for various construction companies in the area
Michael was a member of the Hoof and Wheel Club in Northwood, Northwood American Legion Post #92, Northwood V.F.W. Post #2707. He enjoyed politics, health and religion, his grandchildren, John Wayne and other Western movies, playing solitaire, hunting, auctions and tractor shows.
Survivors include his children, Eric (Deborah) Camperud, Grand Forks, Cynthia (Marlo) Hannestad, Northwood and Jacquiline Netland, Minneapolis; siblings, Pricilla Camperud, Laguna Woods, CA, Dan (Vicki) Higdem , Fargo, Linda (Ronald) McMahan, Larimore, Larry Higdem, Northwood, Jerry (Sharon) Higdem, Mayville, Kevin "Tim" (Jadene) Higdem, Portland, Suzie (Jamey) Holweger , Larimore and Lanae (Joey) Fritel, Willow City, ND; one uncle, Archie Gabriel, Northwood; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Anna Stacy in infancy; one brother Dominic Higdem and one sister, Eleanor Moreno.
Clergy: Pastor Dean Lyste.

Casket Bearers: Austin Hannestad, John Hannestad, Danny Higdem, Jerry Higdem, Larry Higdem, and Tim Higdem.

Military Rites: Northwood American Legion Post #92 and Northwood V.F.W. Post #2707.

Music: Jim Bilden, Soloist; Amber Howson and Amanda Howson, Duet; Barb Maristuen, Accompanist; Marian Savage, Organist.

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Dear Family, I wanted to express my deepest sympathy and concern for you and also share with you the wonderful hope for our dead loved ones. As you grieve Michael's death, please reflect on the hope in question, which comes from Jehovah God. By means of the Bible, God allows us to understand how He'll eliminate death for good one day and bring our dead loved ones back to life. This is evident in Scriptures like (Isaiah 25: 8), (John 5: 28), (1 Corinthians 15:26), (Revelation 21:3 and 4), which can comfort you in this time of sorrow. God's promises are guaranteed because He cannot lie. Moreover John 11 verses 11-14, 39, 43, and 44 attests that Jesus, whom God appoints to bring the dead back to life, can do it since he did it when he resurrected Lazarus and several others when he was on earth. As you await Michael's resurrection, please heed Jesus' counsel in John 17 verse 3 by taking steps to gain accurate knowledge of God and Jesus through a Bible study with the Jehovah's Witnesses. In John 5 verse 39, Jesus explains that such study is imperative if one wishes to have everlasting life one day here on earth, which will become a paradise where you can be re-united with Michael again in a world free of violence, war, sickness, old age etc... (Ps 37: 9-11 and 29), (Psalms 46: 8 and 9), (Isaiah 33:24), (Job: 33:25).

Martye, Concerned Neighbor Jun 7 2011 12:00 AM