Fillmore Peter Agnes Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated for Fillmore Agnes, age 77 of Bottineau, ND, formerly of Rolette, ND on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rolette. The celebrants for the mass were the Rev. Father Phillip Chacko and the Rev. Father Tom Graner. Gail Tastad was the pianist and special music was provided by the Agnes family. Karen Weber and Rodney Agnes were the gift bearers and the readers were Stephanie Boucher and Kent Andre. Janel Agnes and Carolanne Dvorak were the eucharistic ministers. Casket bearers were Dennis Horpstad, Kent Andre, Al Dvorak, Keith Agnes, Tom Weber and Tim Shirk. Honorary casket bearers were all of Fillmoreâ�?�?s grandchildren. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at Rolette. Fillmore Peter Agnes, a son of Mike and Josephine (Godes) Agnes, was born on Dec. 16, 1930 at Trail, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at the St. Charles Catholic Church in Trail, MN. He attended grade school through the eighth grade at the Fairview Country School in Trail. He than began working on the family farm and other area farmers. He served overseas in the Korean War as a Signal Corp. officer. On Sept. 1, 1955, he married Joyce Marcelene Horswill at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Oklee, MN. Following their marriage, he worked at the St. James Iron Mine in Aurora, MN. They later moved to Rolette where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Rolette County and he later worked at the Rolette Elevator. He was injured at the elevator in 1989. He received his GED in 1990 and then went on to earn his two year accounting degree from the Turtle Mountain Community College. He worked for his son, Steven at Agnes Vision Center in Rolette and in the late 1990â�?�?s he began working as an accountant for Rolette County HUD. He and Joyce were in Uganda, Africa from 1996 until 1998 doing missionary work. In 2006, he entered the Bottineau Good Samaritan Center where he has resided since. Fillmore passed away on Friday, May 9, 2008 at a Bottineau hospital. He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Bottineau; three sons, Steven Miles Agnes of Fargo, David Michael Agnes (Janel) of Bottineau, and Jeffrey Peter Agnes (Stephanie) of Brooklyn Park, MN; two daughters Catherine Michelle Andre (Kent) of Vermillion, and Carolanne Jeane Dvorak (Al) of Bismarck; 11 grandchildren, Bocephus Alan Agnes, McKinley James Agnes, Madison Anne Agnes, Niko Peter Agnes, Cole Douglas Andre, Carter James Andre, Victoria Joyce Andre, Alexa Jo Dvorak, Grant Allan Dvorak, Tonya Michelle Dvorak and Landen Dean Dvorak; sister, Virginia Weber (Tony) of Trail, MN; brother-in-law, Roger Hanson of Mayville and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jerona Hanson and one brother, Franklin Agnes. Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau, ND.
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