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Monday, December 10th 2018
Melvin J. Dyrland
Melvin J. Dyrland Sr., age 83, of Opheim passed away in his home on December 5, 2018. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service is being planned for next spring. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Tuesday, December 4th 2018
Lois Esther (Montag) Cool
Lois Esther (Montag) Cool, age 91, passed away in her home after a long fight with dementia. She peacefully joined her Lord and Savior on November 28, 2018 as her daughter, Wendi, son-in-law, Mike, and caregiver, Carol held her hand. The chorus of Hallelujah played in the background.
Lois was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on December 2, 1926 to John Francis Montag, Sr. and Esther Emilie Marie (Schroeder) Montag. She attended Oakwood grade school in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Lois graduated from Oshkosh High School. Lois worked at the American Excelsior Factory where her Dad was the superintendent. She was grateful for the high paying job that helped her to attend college. Lois attended college at North Central Bible College (NCBC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she studied three years of theology. Lois worked part time in the library checking out books to students. She enjoyed this job because she was able to study while she was working. While attending NCBC, Lois met her sweetheart, Fred Cool. At NCBC, Lois and her friends wanted a ride to the park. Lois knew that Fred had a Buick, so she asked him for a ride. Fred, already her secret admirer, gladly accepted and they were soon dating. Lois and Fred married on September 29, 1951 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. After their wedding, they resided in Minneapolis, Minnesota for a period of time and then moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Lois and Fred were blessed with a son, Stephen Monte Cool, on July 15, 1952. On September 24, 1954, Wesley Frederic Cool joined their family. Upon Fred’s dad’s sudden death in December 1954, the Cools lived in Larslan, Montana during the farming season to help with the family farm. During the rest of the year, they resided at their home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. While in Oshkosh, Lois worked part time. In 1962, the Cool family permanently moved to Larslan, Montana to run the farm and raise sheep and pigs. Wendi Jo joined their family on October 4, 1965. Lois and Fred resided in their Larslan home until 2014 when they moved to Coupeville, Washington to be closer to their daughter and son-in-law.
Lois was a member of the Assembly of God church in Glasgow, Montana. She taught Sunday School to the teens. Lois was blessed to be a ‘stay at home’ mom when she lived in Larslan. She loved to drive the combine during harvest season. Lois was an amazing cook and baker. One of the family’s favorite desserts is her famous oatmeal cake. She enjoyed gardening and had many beautiful house plants. Lois and Fred held Bible study in their home. Lois was an avid reader. She always tried to learn new words and proudly used them. Her faith was the one thing she continued to recognize during her battle with dementia. Most words became difficult for her to articulate however, you could still hear her say the name of Jesus. Lois always had something nice to say to the people she met, whether it was telling them, ‘You’re beautiful’ or just to say, ‘God Bless You’. Her smile lit up the room and she wanted people to feel comfortable. Lois loved her family and prayed for each one of them every day.
Lois is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Fred William Cool; her father, John Frances Montag, Sr; mother, Esther Emilie Marie (Schroeder) Montag; brother, John Francis Montag, Jr; brother-in-law, John Ohlin; father-in-law, Frederick Cool; mother-in-law, Ruth (Borum) Cool , sister-in-law Dorothea Alice Bertelsen; brother-in-law Verner Bertelsen; sister-in-law Violet Mae Belling; brother-in-law, Olaf Belling; grandson, John Wesley Cool.
Lois is survived by her son Stephen (Carol) of Glasgow, Montana; grandson Joseph (Jennifer) of Baardstown, KY; grandson Justin (Amanda) of Calais, Maine; son, Wesley (Jackie) of Glendive, Montana; grandson, Treven (Alicia) Cool and great-grandchildren, Peyton and Conall of Glendive, Montana; granddaughter, Trenna (Bob) Antonelli and great-grandchildren, Jayden, Genesis, Noelle, Gabriel of Nixa, Missouri; daughter, Wendi Tow (Mike Anderson) of Oak Harbor, Washington; grandson, Micah Tow (Alexis Elsevier) of Oak Harbor, Washington; granddaughter, Chelsi (Sean) Simpson & great-grandson, Zayne of Pinehurst, North Carolina; sister, Joanne (Montag) Ohlin of Springfield, Missouri and nephews, nieces and cousins.
Family will receive friends Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 7:30 -9:30 p.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral services will be Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Assembly of God Church in Glasgow, Montana with Tom Fauth officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.
Wednesday, November 28th 2018
Anthony R. D. Curley
Anthony R. D. Curley, 71, of Nashua, Montana, passed away November 23, 2018 in Glasgow, Montana.

Anthony was born July 1, 1947 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Mr. Edmund Curley and Mary Eileen Pope. He received his early education in Pasadena, California graduating from Pasadena Academy High School.

He attended several colleges including receiving a Master’s Degree from Point Loma Nazarene as well as Doctorate in Sacred Theology.

Anthony was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, from which he retired. He was a survivor of the Vietnam War.

He was called by God to become the founder and Bishop of The Benedictine Community of Saint Anthony.

He is survived by children Martin A. Pritchard-Curley, Elizabeth Hahn and Matthew Curley.
He is preceded in death by his parents.

Family will receive friends on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Bell Mortuary. Burial with military honors will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nashua Cemetery. A Requiem Mass will be held following the burial at The Monastery in Nashua, Montana with The Most Reverend Abbott Martin Andrew officiating.

Monday, November 19th 2018
Dan Franklin Collins
Dan Franklin Collins passed away peacefully on November 15, 2018 following a brief stay in Valley View Home. Dan was born December 27th, 1924 in Glasgow, Montana. Dan was the son of Fred A. Collins and Ada Pearl (Nance) Willmore Collins.
Dan lived in Valley County his entire life except for his United States Navy service during WWII. Dan left Glasgow High School during his Junior year and enlisted in the US Navy on December 16, 1943. He was discharged from the Navy December 30, 1945. Dan was a Radarman 3rd Class and served in the South Pacific on the island of Pelelieu Pelieu (Palau) during the invasion of the Caroline Islands. Dan never talked much of his Navy service except to say that in addition to standing watch on the radar he also stood guard duty because there were still Japanese soldiers on the island. He said he didn’t get much sleep.
Dan returned home following the War and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1947, graduating with his youngest sister Nell. He ranched with his father near Willow Creek about 30 miles south of Glasgow until they sold the ranch in 1965. Dan told stories about life on the ranch, encounters with rattlesnakes, his Airedale terrier, ice skating across Ft. Peck Reservoir and the 125-mile sheep drive that had a few mishaps along the way. After selling the ranch Dan worked as a heavy equipment operator for Valley County for several years and retired from the County on August 31, 2004.
Dan married Martha Kolm at Sodus, Michigan on February 13, 1966. Dan and Martha resided on Dan’s ranch near Tampico, Montana. Martha passed away on August 24, 1984.
Dan married Lillie Schroeder on June 1, 1985 in Fargo, North Dakota. They resided on Dan’s ranch near Tampico, Montana until retiring and moving to Glasgow in 2011. Lillie passed away September 20, 2018.
Dan loved to play music and would play on the piano, fiddle or mandolin. He played music with his friend Hoolie Edwards for about 10 years and played dances in the Haxby and Ft. Peck areas.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Nance Collins, his sister Luella Collins Morken; his six-year-old sister Mildred; a brother who died at birth; his first wife Martha Collins (Kolm) and his second wife Lillie Collins (Schroeder).
Dan is survived by his sister Nell Collins McIntosh of Spokane, Washington; his step-children, Glen Schroeder of Cameron, Montana, Maxine Schroeder of Bozeman, Montana and Howard Schroeder of Carlsbad, California; two step-grandchildren, Daniel Schroeder of Washington, DC and Justin Schroeder of Bozeman, Montana and several nephews and nieces.
Dan was a quiet man, a gentle man, a patriot and what he loved most a rancher. He will be missed by all who knew him. Another great Montana cowboy is now riding God’s range in Heaven. Dan, we all loved you.
Family will receive friends Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral Services will be Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor John Valle officiating. Burial will take place following the service at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. A reception will be held at the VFW Hall in Glasgow.
Wednesday, November 14th 2018
Dr. Robert "Doc" L. Martens
Funeral services for Dr. Robert “Doc” L. Martens, age 91, of Glasgow, Montana, who passed away November 13, 2018 at Valley View Home, will be held November 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church with Pastor Todd Wright officiating, reception to follow services and burial will be private.

Doc was born July 7, 1927 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Louis and Mabel Martens. Doc completed his primary education in South Dakota while working the family’s sheep farm, which prompted an extreme dislike of anything sheep related. Doc attended Northwestern University of Dentistry in Chicago class of 1954. He joined the Air Force, where he served in Alaska.

Doc practiced dentistry for a short time in Bozeman, but made his home in Glasgow, where he practiced for over 45 years, including a church mission trip to Bolivia where he assisted the locals with dental care.

Doc met Helen while in Glasgow, they married in Helen’s hometown in Farwell, Minnesota. From their union they had four children. Doc and Helen loved their time together, and were very involved in the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow.

His many hobbies over the years included obtaining his pilot’s license, gardening, golfing, skiing, painting and quilting. In his retirement, he enjoyed a good country dance, any card game he could participate in and traveling the world.

Survivors include his son Robert Martens, of Kalispell, Montana; daughters, Mary (Frank) Martens-Phillips of Chicago, Illinois, Julia (Kim) Martens of Glasgow, Montana, and grandson Hal Phillips of Chicago, Illinois.

Doc is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Helen; his sister Margaret and infant son Stephan.

Memorials can be made in Doc’s name to Valley View Home, Prairie Ridge Village or the First Lutheran Church.
Monday, November 12th 2018
Sherry L Bradley Lersbak
Sherry L Bradley Lersbak
Sherry L Bradley Lersbak, after returning from a 6-week tour of Europe, was diagnosed with Organizing Acute Lung Injury and passed onto the Lord November 7, 2018. She was born March 11, 1945 in Gulfport, MS to Robert Earl and Hortense Bradley. She attended school in Gulfport, MS, and Calgary, Alberta. She met her husband, Wayne, by asking him to a Sadie Hawkins Dance, while at Western Montana College in Dillon, MT. They were married in 1965. She received an Accounting degree from the College of Great Falls, MT and later a B.A. from Washington State University.

Over the years Sherry supported her husband’s career in farming, teaching, and the military. Wherever they moved, they always made good friends, many of whom they keep in touch with today. While her husband pursued his career, Sherry worked as a bank teller, accountant, real estate and insurance agent. Sherry rode out the San Francisco earthquake while at work on the 13th floor in the MetLife Building.

Sherry enjoyed the Christmas tradition for 43 years of the family all spending time together at Big Sky in Montana. Sherry enjoyed traveling, reading, knitting, cooking, entertaining, and gardening. In everything Sherry did she always considered others first, and would constantly sacrifice her own needs for those around her. Sherry held her family and friends dear and considered her relationships her most valued possessions.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne, her daughter Kersten (Wes) Kremer and son Mike Lersbak. Four grandchildren, Laurel Kremer, Mike Kremer, Kelsey Lersbak and Megan Lersbak. Brother Robert Bradley and sisters Fran Standen and Jackie Norton and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Robert and mother Hortence Bradley and her twin sister.

A Celebration of Life will be held at The Highlands Clubhouse, December 8, 2018 @ 3PM, Marana, AZ, and at the Sonlight CRC, December 18, 2018 @ TBD, Lynden, WA.

Internment will be in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local hospice or to the FMDH Foundation, Glasgow, MT.

Monday, November 12th 2018
Nick Pankratz
Nick Pankratz
Nick Pankratz, age 93, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great- grandfather, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana.

Nick was born on February 26, 1925 in Lustre, Montana, the son of Peter P and Helena (Falk) Pankratz. He was raised and attended grade school and 2 years of Bible School in Lustre.

On November 26, 1947 Nick married Irma Peters, the love of his life, in Larslan, Montana. They lived and farmed in the Ossette Community between Larslan and Lustre, where they raised their family. In 2004 they moved to Glasgow due to Irma’s failing health where he actively cared for her with love and attention. Nick was active in the community where he taught Sunday School and served on the Larlsan Mennonite Church Board, the Lustre Christian School Board, and the Norval Electric Board.

Nick was a kind and gentle man who taught his love for the Lord by his example. His faith in Jesus Christ was evident in his life and as he read the Bible to his family each morning before breakfast, he shared it. His discipline was fair and many times flexible; we always respected him because he was noncritical, loving and caring (and he could give a hard spanking!) He will always be remembered for the twinkle in his eye, his sense of humor which sometime caught us off guard and tickled our hearts, his bolo tie and cowboy hat. He could give a mean pickup ride chasing cows and always enjoyed talking ranching!

Nick moved to Nemont Manner in 2012, then to Valley View Nursing home in 2017 where he was at his passing. He lived an active life on the farm helping with the farming and cattle until his move to Glasgow. He enjoyed going to the sales ring to keep up with the price of cattle, walking at the Civic Center three times a week, driving to McDonalds to meet the guys for coffee, and attending EUB Church. He enjoyed company and would never turn down a chance to go out to eat or take a drive.

He was preceded in death by his son Bruce in 1955; his wife of 64 years in 2011; brothers Pete, Londo, Walter, Bill, John, Henry, and Richard; sister Lydia Dirksen and son-in-law David Lund.

Survivors include children Bonnie (Marlin) Reddig of Wolf Point, Lorene (Brent) Hintz of Billings, Wesley (Jodie) Pankratz of Glasgow, Charles (Sonya) Pankratz of Great Falls, and Cheryl (Jody) Faul of Glasgow; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great- great- grandchild; sister Helen (Jim) Hall of Billings, and sisters-in-law Marjorie (Richard) Pankratz of Malta, Marjorie (Larry) McKay of Monroe, WA, Marion (Elmer) Kesterke of Trochu, Alberta, Carloyn (Larry) Anderson of Mesa, AZ, Norma (Neil) Cromwell of Portland, OR, Ella (Ray) Stenka of Loveland, CO, Carolyn (Lavern) Peters of Lewiston and brother-in-law Robert (Deanna) Peters of Alberta, Canada.

Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral services will be Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Glasgow Evangelical Church with Pastors Seth Runner and Frank Lenihan. Burial will take place in Highland Cemetery.

Memorials can be sent the LCHS ( Lustre Christian High School )

Monday, November 12th 2018
Charles "Charlie" Eugene Copple
Charles “Charlie” Eugene Copple, passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on November 3rd, 2018 at the Hi Line Retirement Center in Malta, MT.

Charlie Copple was born on March 10, 1933 in Malta, MT. He was the second of five children, born to Mary Genieve Copple (Simpson) and Charles Dewey Copple. Charlie started working at a young age. He often told stories of being only 7 years old when he and his sister Ileen were in charge of 1500 head of sheep on the Missouri Breaks with only a 30/30 and a dog. Because of these extended stays, he missed so much school that he was forced to teach himself to read and write.

On July 12, 1953 he married Vivian M. Hoffman. They were married for twenty-nine years before divorcing. They had seven children: Debra, Charles “Chuck”, Tamra, Angela, Sherran, Sandra, and Barbra.

He could do anything! He worked for Gulf Oil on the Oil Rigs, was a Railroad gang-foreman, was certified in refrigeration, air conditioning and heating, tv repair, construction, and painter. He was a parts specialist in the Army stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. Even though he had a terrible fear of heights, he joined the paratroopers for the extra income. He later went to Spokane, WA where he attended Barber College. After which, he barbered in Saco, MT, Glasgow Air Force Base, and partnered with CJ Carney in the Carney/Copple Barber Shop located in Glasgow, MT. He was very proud of the fact that at one time he owned and flew his own airplane.

After severely breaking his arm in a car accident, he and his son Chuck attended Western College of Auctioneering. They started World Wide Top Dollar Auction Service. Later, Charlie became well known for auctioning at benefit auctions in and around Glasgow, MT where you would most likely hear him say, “Give until it hurts; cuz it’s only money and that’s what you’d want people to do if it was your family.”

Charlie was a member of the American Legion Post #41 of Glasgow. He was a hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He spent many hunting trips with his sons-in-law, grandsons, and friends. For a few years during the winter months, he worked for Pacific Hide and Fur where he was skinning over 100 animals some nights. He was widely known around northeast MT for dealing cards, playing poker, being a collector of everything, and dancing the two-step!

Charlie could seem tough and gruff, but he had a heart of gold. He was always willing to help others any way that he could. He could make a joke about anything (most often inappropriate) and loved to make people smile or laugh. He was known for his “one-liners” and had a nickname for everyone.

In his later years, he commented often, “Don’t matter how much a person’s got; If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.” or “Good health is more important than all the money in the world.”

No doubt, he’s again happy, making others laugh, and two-stepping across Heaven, to the tune of his favorite song, “Guitars & Cadillacs”! He will be greatly missed.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, son Charles L. Copple, sisters Mary Ileen Pekovitch and Margaret Anderson, brother David Copple, and grandson Justin Nelson.

He is survived by six daughters and their families: Debbie (Walter) Nelson of Opheim, Tamra (Eric) Sonsteng of Helena, Angie (Kevin) Wersal of Glasgow, Sherran (Tim) Thompson of Windsor, Maine, Sandra Copple of Glasgow, and Barbie (Kris) Dahl of Las Vegas, Nevada, brother William (Betty) Copple of Saco, grandchildren; Jayson (Chrissa) Nelson, Joseph Nelson, Julie (Colton) McLaughlin, Nathan (Kathryn) Sonsteng, Luke (Michayla) Sonsteng, Shawn Wersal, Brittne (Jory) Casterline, Darrin Wersal, Gianna Dahl, Charlize Dahl, Ashlynn Dahl, Titus Dahl, many great-grandchildren, and many more relatives.

As Charlie would say, “Take ‘er Cool”.

Please join Charlie’s family for a celebration of his life at the Glasgow Elks on Friday November 16th starting at 11AM. Lunch will follow with fun times of reminiscing.

Monday, November 5th 2018
Elsie Belzer
Elsie Evelina Lingle Cusker Belzer passed from this world the morning of Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Sidney Extended Care, Sidney, MT. Elsie Evelina Lingle was born on July 8, 1924 to parents Earl and Ruth Thompson Lingle. She was born at home, in the community of Bodine, MT. She joined her older brother, Bert, and an older sister, Eleanor. The family grew to include four more sisters, Margaret, Jenny, Ella and Cecil, who was born on Mom’s twelfth birthday.

Mom loved the outdoors. She tagged around after her dad, riding horseback and doing all the other chores tomboys did. The family didn’t have much in the way of material possessions, but they always had enough to eat and extra to share with anyone who might stop by.

As a young woman, she took a job keeping house and caring for an elderly lady who had suffered a stroke. That lady was my dad’s mother. Mom and Dad were married on December 15 1948 in Poplar, MT. Mom thought the world of Grandma Grace and she cared for her until Grace passed away.

Mom and Dad had four children, Noela, Dawn, J.R. and Clair. Dad died in 1963, leaving mom a widow at 39 with four young kids to provide for. Mom managed to do that by working hours and hours at night altering clothing for dry cleaning and clothing stores, cooking and waitressing, babysitting or whatever it took. She was the best mother ever and would have done anything for us.

Even though Mom’s formal education ended in the ninth grade, she had a lot of native smarts and became an accomplished seamstress, furniture upholsterer, gardener and cook. She raised a huge garden. The basement held shelves and shelves of every canned food you could think of. She baked bread almost every day and made the most wonderful cinnamon rolls.

In earlier years when we were young, Mom was active in 4-H as a leader and as one of the mothers who did so much work behind the scenes, organizing everything and helping to keep the club going. During the school year, Mom rotated with the other mothers in providing hot lunches for all of us.
Mom loved to dance. She loved jazz sessions. She square danced, polkaed, schottisched, butterflied and waltzed. She made her own square dance outfits and looked beautiful on the floor. Mom also liked to visit and she loved it when company came by. She could have a meal ready for surprise guests in no time at all.

Mom made so many quilts I can’t begin to remember all of them. She made at least one quilt for everyone in her family, the favorite probably being the Pineapple Pocket pattern made from Levi’s pockets. She planned to make a quilt for just about everyone she knew, and she was working on that at the time of her accident.

Mom also loved horses, dogs and most other animals. Minnie Penny Pearl was such a good little friend to her. That’s a name a three year old great granddaughter gives a dog. Granddaughter Katie made sure Mom got to watch the baby lambs.

My brother built a log house for mom and she loved it so much. She could stand at the living room window and see all the way down to the highway. She watched deer walk across the yard. Mom was very fortunate. In spite of serious health issues, she was able to live in her own home until the summer of her ninetieth birthday. Then she needed help and we persuaded her to move into the Savage Sunrise Manor, which was the very closest thing to home that you’ll ever find. Wonderful people make it that way. At the Manor she got to know Leonard and all the ladies. Everyone was very kind. It’s hard when you have to leave your home. Leonard’s kindness and understanding helped make the transition a little easier.

Mom suffered a broken hip in September. She really never did come back to us after surgery and she was getting very tired. It was time for her to feel better. She was preceded in death by her six siblings and one daughter, Clair Brown.

She is survived by Neola Cusker of Huntley, MT, Dawn (Ted) Claymore of Sidney, MT, J.R. (Debbie) Cusker of Nashua, MT, son-in-law Darrel Brown of Sidney, MT, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Love you always Mom.

Services will be held on Friday, November 9th, 2018, at the Nashua Civic Center at 11:00a.m. Lunch will follow. Graveside services will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point at 1:30p.m.

Wednesday, October 31st 2018
Larry "Skip" Wayne Vegge
Larry “Skip” Wayne Vegge, 73, of Cheyenne passed away October 27, 2018 at his home.

He was born July 14, 1945 in Glasgow, Montana to Arthur and Thelma Vegge. He was a water treatment technician in Saudi Arabia and retired from the Cheyenne Water Treatment Plant. He was an excellent photographer, who traveled all over the world on photography trips. Some of his most memorable trips were to Norway, Zambia, Africa and Antarctica. He was also an avid cyclist. Larry was a member of First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana.

He is survived by his brother Melvin (Betty) Vegge of Glasgow, Montana; niece Julaine (Corey) Cook and their children: Taylor (Courtney) Cook and son Sirius, Tanner (Autumn) Cook and son Zander, Levi Cook and Leksi Cook; nephew Daniel Vegge and niece Trina Vegge and her sons Chaz, Brandin and Dylan.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana. A Luncheon will be following the service at the First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

Wednesday, October 31st 2018
Fredrick "Fred" William Eckard
Fredrick “Fred” William Eckard, 69, passed away October 25, 2018 in his sleep at home in St. Marie, Montana. He was battling multiple illnesses at the time of his passing.
Fred was born to Martin and Amanda (Bauder) Eckard, military family, in Bremen, Germany on February 4, 1949. His father was stationed in Germany after WWII and was transferred to Augusta, Georgia then to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and on to Huntsville, Alabama, where he retired.
Fred enjoyed many sports activities: Football, Baseball/Little League and High School Football. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Fred loved music, he played the drums and clarinet. He followed in the family military tradition: joining the U.S. Navy as a Medic Corpsman. Years later he often played golf with his brother Paul, fished and camped out in the beautiful Montana wilderness. Fred was a big help assisting in the care of his younger brother Paul and mother after the passing of her husband.
Fred will be remembered as a kind, giving, and generous soul. God bless you, Fred.
He is survived by his brothers Loran “Paul” Eckard of St. Marie, Montana and Doug (Margaret) Eckard of Florida, aunts, uncles and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents Martin and Amanda.
A Funeral Mass will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, in Glasgow, Montana with Father Jose Valliparambil presiding.
Thursday, October 25th 2018
Rene Wetzel Siler
Rene Wetzel Siler

Rene' Wetzel Siler passed away early Tuesday, October 23, 2018 after a lengthy illness. She will be missed by many. Rene' was preceded in death by her beloved mom, Ione Collings Wetzel and is finally at peace and out of pain.

She is survived by her two sons, James Morth and Dan Morth of Billings, her father Roy Wetzel (Bev) of Glasgow, brothers Dan and Wade Wetzel of Glasgow. Her sister Lisa Wetzel Lehner of Billings and sister Royanne Wetzel Somers of Lake Stevens WA. She also leaves behind many dear friends and extended family.

Rene's wishes were to be taken to the Pines, where she had many special memories throughout her lifetime. We will fulfill her wishes at a private ceremony on a future date.

Condolences may be sent to: Lisa Lehner, 1740 Augsburg Drive, Billings, MT 59105.

Monday, October 22nd 2018
Sandra Kae McNulty
Sandra Kae McNulty peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 in Bozeman, MT with her family at her side. She battled Alzheimer’s for over 4 years and is now at peace with our Lord.
Sandy was born in Glasgow, MT on August 21, 1947 to Don & Audrey McNulty. She was the oldest of five girls and adored her sisters Patty, Deb, Tami and Kelly. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1965 where she was Valedictorian, Homecoming Queen, and Class President (among her many high school achievements). In 1968, Sandy left her beloved state of Montana and moved to Seattle, WA to be closer to her mom. There she met her soon to be husband, Richard “Van” Hale. The couple wed in 1971 and during their five year marriage they had three children, Michael, Kristen & Brandon. Sandy was a dedicated mother and raised her three children on her own in their forever home in the Magnolia community of Seattle.
Over the years she worked her way up at People’s Bank, Washington Mutual & Chase Bank and retired as a Computer Programmer in 2009. In her retirement, she enjoyed gardening, antiquing, going to movies, enjoying concerts, tending to her home and spending time with family and friends.
Sandy’s greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother. She worked tirelessly to give her three children an amazing life and loving home. She instilled in them the value of hard work, perseverance, tradition, selflessness, and kindness but most importantly the love of family and lasting friendships.
Her four grandchildren, Celia, Charlotte, McCormick and Audrey were the light of her life! Anytime she had the chance to spend time with them, she did! She loved taking them on all sorts of adventures to the zoo, the aquarium, children’s museums, parks, and Menchies! She made an ordinary trip on the bus a memorable adventure for them! At her home, she baked cookies with them, set up elaborate tea parties for them, and always had their favorite foods on hand! She made each of her grandchildren feel like a special treasure and they are blessed to have so many wonderful memories with her!
Sandy made many dear and lasting friendships in every aspect of her life. From neighborhood friends, to work friends, to her kids’ friends, to her Montana friends and beyond, she was a special presence in so many lives. Sandy was drawn to any and every child she came in contact with, especially babies! She easily became “Grandma Sandy”, “Mum-Mum”, or “Aunt Sandy” to many beloved friends and their children.
Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, Don & Audrey McNulty, her in-law’s Richard “Dick” & Charlotte Hale, and her sister Patty (Bob) Baker. She is survived by her step-mother Diana McNulty, sisters Deb (John) Partridge, Tami (Mark) Corner, Kelly McNulty, sister-in-law Dawn (Joe) Anguiano, brother-in-law Donald Hale, her three children Michael Hale, Kristen (Kevin) Hale, and Brandon (Stef) Hale, her four grandchildren Celia Hale, Charlotte Hale, McCormick Scofield and Audrey Scofield along with many nieces and nephews.
Sandy will be forever in our hearts and will be greatly missed by all who knew her!
We will celebrate Sandy’s life in Nashua, MT on Saturday, October 27th at 3:00pm. Please bring your memories and stories to share as we gather to honor the life of an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. All who knew and loved her are invited to attend.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, October 27, 2018
3:00pm
Nashua Civic Center
705 Front Street
Nashua, MT 59248

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Nashua Porcupines Booster Club (PO Box 286, Fort Peck, MT 59223) in Sandra McNulty’s name.

Friday, October 19th 2018
Mary Lillian Oliver Pattison
Mary Lillian Oliver Pattison joined her Lord and Savior on October 16, 2018. She left this world due to natural causes one week after celebrating her 95th birthday, surrounded by her three children and many loved ones. Her daughter Shirley was with her when she died.
Mary, the middle of three daughters, was born in Wolf Point on Oct. 8, 1923 to William and Helen Hines Oliver. Will and Helen established a homestead in the Grain community, north of Nashua, where they raised their children in frontier conditions. Surviving the Great Depression in those conditions instilled the unwavering faith, internal strength, resilient character and extraordinary work ethic which defined Mary. When she was fourteen, Mary’s family moved into Glasgow where she attended high school and contributed to family finances by taking a job working in the laundry at the hospital.
On December 14, 1946, Glasgow native and WWII veteran, Lyman Jacob Pattison married Mary Lillian in Glasgow where they settled and raised three children, Gloria Jean, Shirley Kay and Ronald Lyman.
While raising her family, Mary had countless hobbies and passions, such as participating as an active member of her church community, long serving on the library board, sewing and playing bridge. Mary and Lyman played bridge competitively at national events, becoming Life Masters. She was a great student and wonderful teacher of the game. Mary was instrumental in bringing Christian Women’s Club to Glasgow which kept her involved in leading bible studies and giving her testimony to a regional audience. She balanced these many activities with her life’s truest passion, motherhood, and then grand-motherhood. Her children were always the first to volunteer her as a chaperone or specialty baker for holiday parties. She never said no. She was Ronnie’s number one catcher until his fast pitch caught her in the shin and she put down her mitt, but never missed a game at any level. After the kids were raised she became Lyman’s assistant on the farm. Mary didn’t shy away from any task including tarping grain trucks and shoveling wheat, while always having prepared a well-rounded lunch and dinner for the field.
Mary and Lyman’s three children have grown to raise families of their own, instilling the values and teachings that their mother, Mary, raised them to uphold. Without question or fail, Mary was always there. She spent countless hours, turning days into weeks and months caring for her children through trying and tragic times, never expecting anything in return. She was the selfless rock of the family in so many ways, always knowing what needed to be done, and making it happen. When her first granddaughter was hospitalized in Billings, Mary maintained the night shift at Tessa’s side every night for three months. Mary’s quiet strength and unconditional support has been a pillar on which her children have built their lives.
Later in life, Mary found much satisfaction working with her daughters at the Medical Arts Pharmacy. When the Pharmacy sold to the hospital Mary continued to work there, retiring on her 90th birthday. During this time she served on the Evangelical Church Council actively promoting the building of a new church and activity center. She also loved supporting the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, devoting countless hours as a volunteer and never missing a production.
Mary had an adventurous spirit, whether it was a day skiing in an Eaglemount ski sled alongside her grandson, Jake, or taking a family friend up on an offer for an aerobatic plane ride over Fort Peck Lake in a P-51 Mustang. Mary earned her P-51 lapel pin which she wore every single day for the rest of her life. When asked about the pin, she would light up at the opportunity to describe her ride, and tell you that she wore it in honor of her grandson, Jake, who also wore his Mustang pin (on his wheelchair) every single day.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lyman, sons-in-law Don Robertson and Larry Baumgartner, granddaughter Tessa Robertson and grandson Jake Etchart, as well as her sister Shirley Lucke.
Mary is survived by her daughters Patt (Joe)Etchart and Shirley (Edwin Mogan) Baumgartner of Glasgow and son Ron of Albuquerque, NM., Granddaughters Mary Baumgartner, Alexa and Christen Etchart and Marissa Pattison; grandsons John (Ashley) Etchart and Derek (Andie)Baumgartner and Lyman Ronald Pattison; great-grandchildren Lillian and Larry Baumgartner and Jacob Etchart.
Mary’s memorial service will be Monday, October 29th at Glasgow’s Evangelical Church at 11:00 a.m. Her memorial preferences would be The Fort Peck Summer Theatre and the Evangelical Church of Glasgow.
Mary’s warm smile, gentle generous heart, experienced wisdom, patient understanding, and her perfect chocolate cake will be dearly missed. We love you forever.
Friday, October 19th 2018
Delores Mae (Albert) Brown
Dolores Mae (Albert) Brown, 73, passed away peacefully on March 2nd, 2018 at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, surrounded by her friends and daughter Samantha.

She was born on July 18th, 1944 in Williston, North Dakota to Fred and Frances (Johnson) Albert. She moved to Glasgow when she was in the 6th grade and graduated with honors from Glasgow High School in 1963. She married Gordon L. Brown on June 1st, 1963. They have three children Gordon II, Samantha and Cassia.

Dolores’ first job was at the Dairy Queen in Glasgow, where she made fifty cents per hour. She worked as a bookkeeper for several different businesses in Glasgow including Adrian’s, Sam’s Supper Club, Glasgow Distributors, Sinclair Distributors and Valley Drug. When Valley Drug closed in 2004 she retired.

She was very active in the First Lutheran Church. She and her friend Kelly Archambeault started their daily walks in 1988 and continued to walk together for 25 years.

She had a very special bond with her mother-in-law Virginia Svingen and would visit her often at her home and when Virginia went to live at Valley View Nursing Home, Dolores would drive up to visit her daily. Dolores was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 and soon realized herself that she should not drive anymore.

She loved her family very much and made sure everyone was always taken care of. She hosted many Christmases over the years and absolutely loved having the whole family together. She adored her children and grandchildren and always put everyone else before herself. She was the most giving, caring, kind, honest and loving person you would ever meet.

She is survived by her loving children Gordon (Brigitte) Brown II of Billings, Montana, Samantha (Bruce) Floyd of Opheim, Montana and Cassia Ruiz of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; by her father Fred Albert Sr. and stepmother Betty Albert of Salem, Oregon; Brother Fred Albert Jr. Salem Oregon, sister Carol (Harvey) Loveall of Indio, California; brothers Greg (Sandi) Albert of Salem, Oregon and Jimmy (Jen) Albert of Vancouver, Washington; brother-in-laws Jerry (Judy) Brown of Texas, Robert Svingen and Jon Svingen both of Glasgow, Montana; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; and her grandchildren Jay Brown, Sophie Ruiz, Joseph Ruiz, Nolan Ruiz and Sarah Fischer.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Frances Martin; stepfather, Ralph Martin; husband Gordon L. Brown and granddaughter Alison Kay Brown.

A Celebration of Dolores’ Life will be Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana with Reverend Todd Wright officiating. A luncheon will follow services. Inurnment in the Highland Cemetery will be private.
Thursday, October 18th 2018
Alma L. Jensen
Alma L. Jensen, age 94, of Hinsdale, Montana, passed away October 16, 2018 at Valley View Home with her family by her side. She was born September 14, 1924, to Albert and Ida (Hookland) Nelson. Alma went to school at the Hinsdale School graduating in 1942. She married Jens Frank Jensen in the First Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington on August 20, 1944. They moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where Frank was stationed in the Navy. After Frank was discharged from the Navy in September 1945 they returned to Seattle, Washington. They returned to Hinsdale when Frank decided to start a dirt construction business and purchased the River place east of Hinsdale. After he retired from his construction business he purchased Albert Nelson farm north of Hinsdale. Alma loved being back up at the homestead. Cooking meals for the harvest crew was always a highlight for family in the fall.

Survivors include: David (Voni), Tyrone (Jordan), Wyatt, Summer and Shelby Jensen, Tiffani (Mike) Ottoboni, Carol (Garth) Allingham, Tracie (Dan), Abigail, Hunter, Bridger, and Emma Beck, Darcie (Danny) Fast, Connie Osen, Dane Osen and Aden Perkins, Desi (Rob) Frank, and Ailene Benedict, Kirsten (Tim Branda) Osen, and Otto Osen, Frank C. (Dawn) Jensen and Alysa; and Alma’s sister Darlene Jones.

She was preceded in death by husband Jens Frank Jensen, grandson Daniel Black, her parents and siblings Adeline Bomsta, Edith DeWalsche, Esther Lacock, and Tom Nelson.

Alma was a member of the Hinsdale Lutheran Church and WELCA, Eastern Star, American Legion, Montana Cowbells. Alma was also a Girl Scout and 4-H Leader, Sunday School teacher.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Hinsdale Lutheran Church in Hinsdale, Montana with burial following at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, Montana. A luncheon will follow at the Hinsdale American Legion Hall. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Friday, October 5th 2018
Wilmer John Britzman
Wilmer John Britzman
“Uncle Bill”
May 31, 1922 – October 4, 2018 96 years old.
Uncle Bill was born in Glasgow May 31st, 1922 the youngest of 9 children born to pioneer homesteaders, William and Paulina (Neumann) Britzman. Bill attended Glasgow schools and graduated from Glasgow High School.

He spent most of his life on the family homestead on the Westfork of Porcupine Creek midway between Glasgow and Opheim - taking care of both his dad and mom until their deaths. He helped his Dad and Mom run an overnight stopping place for the old freighters hauling supplies north and wheat and coal south. The old barn had room for 100 horses they could put up in there – along with room for the teamsters to roll out their bedrolls in the barn or house during cold weather.

After WWII he was in partnership with his brothers Lee and Carl in Britzman Bros farming operation which included a dairy for several years. In 2010 at the age of 88, after an illness, he was forced to move to Nemont Manor and then Valley View home.
His greatest enjoyment in life was his horses, cattle, border collie dogs and barn cats. His patience gave him a knack with training animals- especially horses and border collies. Bill kept riding horses well up to his eighty’s even though he was losing much of his balance. After having a young horse go over backwards and he was found unconscious in the yard he still would not blame the horse- said it was just his loss of balance that pulled the horse over on him. We finally convinced him not to go riding when no one was there.

His second favorite activity- was visiting. Neighbors that stopped in always knew there was a pot of coffee on the table and he was ready to hear what was happening in the community. Fridays were his favorite day- as he would come to Glasgow to deliver cream from the 2-4 cows he milked for years and eggs to his customers around Glasgow. That day usually started with a stop at Doc Browns Vet Clinic where he would visit with whoever there. After his day of visiting and deliveries he’d load up a pickup load of hay - stop and get groceries (where he might visit for a few more hours) and head back north to the homestead. Uncle Bill died Oct 4, 2018 at the age of 96.
Wilmer was preceded in death by 6 sisters, Wilma Britzman, Alice Bates, Clara Dix, Marie Pulliam, Edna Davidson, and Mildred Chidley; and brothers, Lee and Carl Britzman and a special niece Bonnie Britzman Billing.

Uncle Bill is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. Local nephews are Dick Britzman, Lee Dix, Carl Dix and Jack Dix. After the passing of his brother Carl- Uncle Bill became like Grandpa to Stacy, John, Janeen and Carla Britzman and great grandpa to their kids.

Uncle Bill was baptized in the Methodist Church but usually was only seen in church at funerals or weddings. But in talking with him I know he was a very religious and spiritual person. I found an article one time that fit Uncle Bill and so many old-timers of the area. It was written by Stan Lynde the Montana artist originator of the Rick O’Shay cartoons. He was talking about how his most popular cartoon ever was about Hipshot riding thru town and past all the Christmas eve activities to a lonely hill side- where he takes off his hat - looks skyward and says, “Happy Birthday Boss”.

Lynde wrote that he thought the popularity of that cartoon lies in the nature of our relationship with the natural world and with the power that created the universe in which we dwell. As individuals we may have been disappointed or turned off by organized religion. We may have followed dark trails that led to dead ends and pain. We may even come to deny the existence of a creator at all, (if we can do that Hipshot says, we just aren’t paying attention.)

Growing up among cowboys, sheepmen, and ranch people in eastern Montana, I noticed a common trait. Men who earn their livings in the natural world are often deeply spiritual men. They may not confess an established denomination, they may not have been inside a church or synagogue since childhood, but they nearly all seem to be aware of a creative power in the world, a power Hipshot refers to as “The Boss”.
How could it be otherwise? Men who live close to creation, whose lives and welfare are affected on a personal level each day by weather, who witness the cycle of the seasons, the miracle of birth, the progression of growth, decline, and death, how could they not be believers?

Uncle Bill was a believer- and I’m sure he’s having coffee and a visit with “The Boss” right now.

At Uncle Bill’s request there will be no funeral - the family will spread his ashes on the homestead he lived most his entire life on.

Friday, September 28th 2018
Ivy (McNulty) Stebleton
Ivy (McNulty) Stebleton (1931-2018)
A celebration of life for Ivy Stebleton, age 87, of Glasgow, MT will be held Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 11a.m. at the Methodist Church in Glasgow. A dinner will be held directly after the service at the Glasgow VFW Hall. Condolences can be left at bellmortuaryglasgow.com.

Ivy was blessed to have her loved ones by her side when she passed away in the early-morning hours on Wednesday September 26, 2018 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT.

Ivy was born on April 3, 1931 in Fergus Falls, MN to Martin and Hattie (Northup) McNulty. In the spring of 1934 Ivy's mother, Ivy, and most of her siblings, along with their two-family dogs, and all their belongings crammed into a 1929 Dodge to travel to the Fort Peck Dam project in northeastern Montana. There they joined their father, Martin McNulty, who had begun working on the Fort Peck Dam project in October of 1933. He was one of the first people hired to clear the land on the Missouri River bottom. In later years Ivy's mom told her that all they could see when reaching the boom town of Wheeler, was a “sea of tar-paper shacks”, with one of them to become their home.

The first winter in their tar-paper shack the temperatures dipped to -35 to -40 below zero. The following year Ivy's dad purchased a 24-foot by 24-foot home for $300. It came with logs whitewashed inside and out and even had linoleum on the floor. “Although it wasn’t a mansion, the new house seemed like one to us,” Ivy once wrote.

While growing up in The Great Depression of the 1930’s, Ivy made the most of things, displaying an entrepreneurial spirit lasting most of her life. By age 5 in Wheeler, Ivy was making wildflower bouquets and selling them to neighbors for 5 cents. She collected pop and beer bottles and redeemed them for coinage. Believe it or not Ivy even collected rocks and polished them, selling the pretty ones for 5 cents each.

Ivy moved to Glasgow at age 13 and eventually attended Glasgow High School. She worked for 7 years as a fountain girl at Al’s Cafe. Her can-do attitude would later turn into a lengthy career of selling cosmetics, owning and operating the Unique Shoppe and Ivy’s Gingerbread Crafts in Glasgow, where she would sell her many homemade crafts. Later in life Ivy purchased and operated the Buckhorn Lodge in Wheeler, MT where her childhood roots began.

On March 29, 1953 Ivy married Frank W. Stebleton. Frank was employed for nearly 40 years by the Great Northern and the BNSF Railroads. Together they raised their five children in the Glasgow community.

In the 1980's Ivy was the driving force behind creating the farmers market at the Red Rock Plaza. This was one of Ivy's proudest accomplishments. It was here that Ivy began selling her delicious homemade pies and crafts.

Ivy loved baking and cooking; homemade Italian raviolis were her specialty! She was also extremely creative when it came to arts and crafts. Ivy had a heart for animals but a real soft spot for cats.

In her later years Ivy enjoyed watching Turner Classic movies, especially John Wayne westerns. Musically she liked the big-band sound of the late 1930's and 40's with Glen Miller but Elvis was her all-time favorite musician.

In 2012 Ivy was interviewed for the Montana PBS documentary titled, “Fort Peck Dam”, where she shared her experiences of growing up in the boom town of Wheeler during the construction of the Dam. This film can still be seen today on the Montana PBS channel.

Miss Ivy's greatest joy and accomplishment was the time and love that she spent investing in the lives of her children, grand-children, extended family, and her friends within the community.

She is survived by: a daughter Diane (Jim) Brandt; four sons, Joe Stebleton, Steve (Mary) Stebleton, Mike Stebleton, and Doug Stebleton; four grandchildren, Matt (Amanda) Brandt, Dan Brandt, Angela (Rapheal) Gavin, and Jeremy Stebleton; and three great-grandchildren, Blaine Brandt, Jacob Brandt, and Xavi Gavin.

Ivy was preceded in death by: her parents Martin and Hattie McNulty; four sisters, Claryce, Dorothy, Irene, and Margaret; four brothers, Bud, Don, George, and Joe; and her husband Frank Stebleton.

Ivy had a love for life, color, laughter, music, and dancing and now because of her faith in Jesus Christ, she is dancing with her Lord.

Memorials in honor of Ivy can be sent to the Fort Peck Summer Theater, Valley View Home, and The Pioneer Museum.

Thursday, September 27th 2018
Lexis Synan
“A Thousand Moments That I Had Just Taken For Granted-Mostly Because I Had Assumed There Would Be a Thousand More.” ~ Morgan Matson
On September 24th, 2018 our lives changed forever. Lexis Telsea’s life began on January 19, 1996. She was the first and only girl in a family that made it very known she was their whole world. She has three little brothers: Alec, Dawson and Tavin that she absolutely adored and loved, these boys belonged to her and she was their “Sister”.
In a world full of brothers, sports were a huge deal; with hair and makeup running a very close second. Her game wasn’t only strong on the court, her selfie game was just as consistent. Her beauty was so radiant and shined through in both her personality and her appearance.
When you think of Lexis; loving, kind, humble, compassionate and a pinch of stubbornness are a few words that come to mind. Lexis loved hard, and was loved even harder. She had a unique and beautiful soul. She believed that everyone had a good side and deserved second chances.
Those that have gotten the pleasure of crossing paths with Lexis, never left without a huge smile. Her smile and her laugh were infectious. She made many long lasting friends that she loved immensely. Lexis leaves behind many memories, tears and broken hearts of friends and family that are here loving her from a distance. How lucky we are to get to love someone whom is making it so hard to say goodbye!
Those that are left to miss here are her parents Matt and Charlene Boland; brothers Alec, Dawson and Tavin Boland; Papa Bob Olson, Grandpa William (Karen) Synan, Grandparents Rod and Karen Boland, Uncle Terry (Denise) Synan, Uncle Wayne (Jaye) Synan, Aunt Sheena (Kent) Hubbard, Aunt Ashley Olson and Uncle Taylor (Audrey) Olson, Aunt Angela Boland and numerous cousins whom she loved dearly.
She was welcomed home into the open arms of her Grandma Linda and her Great-Grandparents Jim and Olive Mullen and Great-Grandpa and Grandma Synan.
Family will receive friends from 2-6p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Bell Mortuary. Funeral service is at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Glasgow Evangelical Church, 125 Aberdeen Street, Glasgow, Montana.
Tuesday, September 25th 2018
Terry Bud Zeiger
Terry Bud Zeiger was relieved of pain September 23, 2018. Terry was born in Libby, Montana on January 26, 1943 the son of Roy and Violet (Kapphahn) Zeiger. He was raised from an early age in Glasgow and attended Glasgow Public Schools through the 8th grade. He married Nora Irene Dalby June 16, 1964. Together they raised three children Danny Mike, Cindy Lou, and Carol Ann (Bootie).

Terry spent his life working various jobs including Pacific Hide and Fur, Morehouse Painting, and with Larry Scanlan, but his lifelong occupation was dealing in fur from trapping in his early years to raising fox, bobcats, and mink up until his retirement in 2012.

Terry enjoyed nature and being outdoors. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Combining his passion for nature and his love for his grandchildren, he taught them a respect of nature as well as life skills he felt were important. He lived life by his own rules and in his own way. He believed in a life of working hard and installed this value into his children.

He is survived by his wife, Nora; his son Danny (Shantel) and their children Luke and Rachael; Cindy Hill and her daughter DeAnna; and Carol Stingley (Bert) and their children Trysta and Brady. He is also survived by his cousin Gary Barnett who has been a faithful companion and friend especially these last few years.

He is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Violet Zeiger. Services will be held Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Bell Mortuary is officiating, and burial will be in the Highland Cemetery. Eulogy and services will be delivered by Brian Austin with luncheon to follow at Senior Citizens Center.
Monday, September 24th 2018
Lillie Irene Collins
Lillie Irene Collins passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, September 20, 2018, following a brief illness. She was born Lillie Irene Streick the only daughter of Gotlib (George) Streick and Wanda Streick (Bohn). Lillie was born November 9, 1927, in Ridgeville, Manitoba, Canada. She grew up in Ridgeville and worked briefly in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In 1948, she married Roscoe Schroeder. They lived in Pembina, ND, Glasgow, MT, and Hamilton, ND where they farmed and worked town jobs. In 1974 they moved to Fargo, ND where Roscoe worked as a communications engineer and Lillie worked at Perkins Restaurant. Lillie became a Naturalized United States Citizen in 1951.
Roscoe and Lillie had three children; Glen, Maxine and Howard. Glen is married to Jean (Lindseth) and they live near Cameron, MT, Maxine lives in Bozeman, MT and Howard lives in Carlsbad, CA
Roscoe passed away in 1980 and Lillie remained a widow until 1985, when she married Roscoe’s lifelong best friend Dan Collins. Lillie came to Glasgow following their marriage. They lived and ranched in the Tampico area. Following retirement, they moved to Glasgow in 2011 and lived in town until her passing.
Lillie loved gardening- always raising a large garden. She was a farm girl at heart and loved having cows and sheep within view of her home. She was a devout Christian and a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her husband Dan; her three children and two grandsons, Daniel of Washington, DC and Justin of Bozeman, MT; her brother, Harvey Streick of Portage La Prairie, MB and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Wanda Streick; her first husband Roscoe Schroeder and four brothers, Wally, George, Erwin and Gordon Streick.
Lillie was a devout wife and mother. Her smiling face and pleasant voice will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Bell Mortuary from 5PM to 7PM. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT. All are invited to join the family for a remembrance reception at the VFW Hall, Glasgow, MT following the service at noon on Thursday. Interment will be at 11AM on Monday, October 1, 2018 in Riverside Cemetery in Fargo, ND.
Thursday, September 20th 2018
Joe Carson
FORT PECK- Joseph Carson 95, passed away at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital surrounded by his devoted wife and family Saturday, September 8, 2018 of natural causes. Per Joes request he has been cremated and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be on September 29, 2018, at the Evangelical Church, at 11:00, with military honors. A luncheon will follow at the Glasgow Elks Lodge.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Joe was born March 1, 1923 in Wolf Point, Montana to Charles and Margaret LaRoque Carson. He attended school in Wolf Point for 8 years. At the age of 16 he went to work with the section crew on the Great Northern Railroad. In 1943 he joined the Army as a heavy equipment operator and as a construction laborer. Joe served in New Guinea, Luzon, and Korea. Joe was honorably discharged on December 28, 1945.

In 1950 Joe met the love of his life in Brockton, Montana – Mary Ann Johnson – On January 27, 1951 they eloped to Glasgow Montana and were married in the Methodist Parsonage. They have been together for 67 years, proving that a man can actually love a woman faithfully and unconditionally for a lifetime.
Joe was a jack of all trades. Besides the railroad he worked for Servisoft, the Glasgow School District, Saboe Oil, finally landing a job with the Corp of Engineers as a laborer and heavy equipment operator. In 1979 Joe suffered a heart attack and retired on January 2, 1986 with 28 years of service.

Joe is survived by many people who loved him and laughed with him, including his loving wife Mary Ann, daughters Mary Jo (Bruce) Berry of Superior, Montana, Ginger ( Jerry ) Rice of Belgrade, Montana, son Rick (Melissa) Carson of Montrose Colorado, and Debbie ( Butch ) Heitman of Glasgow, Montana. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Annis of Denver Colorado.

He has 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins besides many other extended families including Tan Leckie, and Diane Carlson. He is preceded in death by his brother Robert Carson, sisters Alice Boyer, Katie Belle Mc Dermott, and Josephine Berger.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018
Zane James Tollefson
Zane James Tollefson, 69 passed away September 15, 2018 at Valley View home after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Malta, Mont., the son of Jim and Georgel (Elhard) Tollefson. He was the oldest of four siblings.

Zane attended Malta, Vandalia and Hinsdale schools, graduating in 1967 from Hinsdale High School. While in high school, he began working for KLTZ filling in on Saturdays hosting a program called “Record Romp”, a call-in request show. Following graduation, Zane attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minn. to study radio broadcasting. He worked in Minneapolis for four years before returning to Hinsdale in 1971 and purchasing the Hinsdale Tribune and Saco Independent newspapers. He eventually merged the two papers, calling the publication the Independent Tribune. In the four years he operated the Independent Tribune, he won several newspaper awards including those for general excellence, best photography, and best special issue. I

In 1975, Zane moved to Corte Madera, Cali. where he worked for the Twin City Times and the Corte Madera Larkspur News. He also worked in La Jolla for Del Mar News Press in sales. After his time in California, Zane moved back to Montana and owned and operated several small businesses, including the Sunlit Plains publication and two TMG (Tollefson Media Group) video stores in Glasgow and Wolf Point. He also had an interest in the arts and was involved in several productions at the Fort Peck Summer Theatre. Through all of these ventures, his passion for radio never ceased and he continued working for KLTZ for many years. Zane was an extremely creative and talented individual.

Survivors include one brother, James (Doris) Tollefson, Hinsdale; sisters, Hollie (Stuart) Frost and Ruth (Roger) Waarvik, Glasgow; two nephews and four nieces. Zane is preceded in death by parents, James G. Tollefson (1993) and Georgel E. Tollefson (2011); nephew, Adam Tollefson (2007).

There will be a Memorial Service for Zane James Tollefson on Saturday, September 29th at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church at 11:00a.m.; Reception to follow.

A private family ceremony will be held at Reitan Cemetery north of Saco at a later date.

Memorials in honor of Zane can be sent to Valley View Home or Fort Peck Summer Theatre.

Monday, September 17th 2018
Kenneth L. Cumber
Kenneth L. Cumber, 83, of Glasgow, Montana passed away Sunday, September 16, 2018 peacefully at his home.

Kenneth was born May 17, 1935 in Jamestown, North Dakota to Conroy and Irene (Peckham) Cumber. He received his early education at Montpelier, North Dakota. He served in the Army which he was stationed in Germany for a couple of years. Upon returning state side he met Delores Wuzke. The couple married June 28, 1958 in Jamestown, North Dakota. The couple made their home on the plains of North Dakota in Jamestown, where Kenneth made a living hauling grain and cattle. To this union three boys were born. Later Delores and Kenneth separated. Kenneth married Cynthia Manns, to this union one son was born. When Cynthia passed away he and Delores reunited and were married in 1986.

Kenneth managed the Blair Ranch from 1976 until 1988 until a horse riding injury forced him to retire from ranching.

Kenneth was an avid wood worker, with Delores by his side they logged many hours in the “shop” making signs and shelves for friends and family. In his retirement, the couple was able to travel more: with trips to visit family in Oregon and California and multiple trip to Arizona, Mexico and South Dakota.

Preceding Kenneth in death are his second wife Cynthia Manns, parents Conroy and Irene and sister Collen.

He is survived by his wife Delores; sons Ronald (Susanne), Randal (Tracy), Kevin (Gabrielle) and Ritchie; special family friend Kim Gookin; grandchildren Kristina, Brad (Lauren), Anthony, Colter, Amber, Dusty (Zack), Gus, Marissa and Gavin; several great-grandchildren; step-children Mitch, Julie, Michelle, and Tina.

Family will receive friends Thursday, September 20, 2018 6-8:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, with Pastor Rick Thompson officiating. Burial will take place following services at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. A reception will follow burial at VFW Fort Peck Post #3107 in Glasgow, Montana.

Monday, September 17th 2018
Jack Snare
Graveside services for Jack Snare will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 10:00a.m. at the Scobey Cemetery with a reception following at the Scobey Lutheran Gym/Education Center.
Monday, September 17th 2018
Virginia Lee Olson Enman
Ginny Enman, age 67, passed away peacefully at her home near Drummond on September 13, 2018.

Virginia Lee Olson was born September 6, 1951, in Glasgow, Montana to Stanley and Lenore (Frisch) Olson of Larslan. She was raised on the family farm and developed strong work ethics that she demonstrated throughout her life. She attended grade school in Larslan and graduated from Opheim High School in 1969. She attended Airline Training School at Denver, Colorado and early in 1970 was hired by Telemax of Omaha, Nebraska to complete her training. She returned to Montana in the fall of 1971.

Ginny married Duane Palin in 1972 and they made their home in Drummond, MT. They had two sons, Jason Duane and Eric Stanley. She began a career in the restaurant business working 2 days a week as a waitress at the D-M Café. They eventually purchased that café and Ginny was the primary cook and managed it until selling in 1999. She and Duane were divorced in 1988.

She married Elliott Ralph Enman in August of 1999 and they moved to a new home in the country, where they established a yard that the family now lovingly calls “the park”. She continued to work at the restaurant until she was hired by the school as a cook and worked there until retiring this year.

Ginny, true to her “farm girl” roots enjoyed the outdoors and especially enjoyed her flowers and the birds in their yard.

She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Olson; two infant sisters; grandparents; aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her husband Elliot; sons Jason Palin and Eric (Becky) Palin; step-daughters Lisa Beach and LaRae Munns; grandchildren Jake, Dylan, Ava, Abby, Lucas Palin and Gavin Munns; mother Lenore (Ray) Hinerman; siblings Dan (Rose) Olson, Kathy (Leland) Smith, Karen (Joe) Bergtoll, and Dave (Michele) Olson; stepbrother Neal Hinerman; aunt Helen Peterson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Celebration of life will be at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment in Highland Cemetery will follow the Celebration of Ginny’s Life on Friday.


Tuesday, September 4th 2018
Beverly Denise Komrosky
Beverly Denise Komrosky, 88, passed away September 3, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana.

Beverly was born March 7, 1930 in Sheldon, North Dakota to Hans and Rose (Meyer) Dahl.
June 3, 1959, Beverly married Leroy “Harry” Komrosky and, together, they raised 8 children. During their many years together in Glasgow, Beverly worked at Stockman Bar, Markle’s Hardware, Kilts Café, drove school bus, and was owner of Curley Top Beauty Salon. Some of her greatest stories came from riding shotgun to Harry as a long haul truck driver throughout the U.S.

During their marriage, Beverly enjoyed taking family vacations, dancing with Harry, racing at Duck Creek Raceway, playing bingo, and bowling. For the last two years, Beverly has enjoyed watching her grandson, Dayne, race cars where he carried on Grandpa Harry’s tradition of #88. If Beverly had a choice, every day would be race day with Dayne. Beverly’s biggest joy was her family. Her kids, grandkids, and having the privilege of being “GG”(Great-Grandma). Beverly was the true matriarch of the family. Caring and nurturing was always her priority. The last 15+ years of her life was spent living with her daughter Rae and grandkids in Billings. During this time, she helped Rae care for her kids while she went to Nursing School. These years together have created a strong, unbreakable bond with her grandkids Dayne, Alyssa, and Ashlie.

Beverly was proceeded in death by her husband Leroy “Harry” Komrosky; her sons Norris, Norman, and Darrell; her brothers Gary, Roger, and Norm “Bawky”; sisters Mavis, Sharon, Darlene, Delores “Bing”, and Elenor “Sis”.

She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters Raelynn (Dale) Harris, Darlene (Jim) Henderson, and Debbie Bryan; two sons Doug (Carol) Komrosky and Ole Komrosky; granddaughters Alyssa (Jake) Pierce, Ashlie Kocher, Paige Komrosky, Lucinda Aguirre, Brandi Komrosky, and Lacy Wood; and grandsons Dayne (Kayla) Kocher, Brandon (Krista) Komrosky, Drew (Stacey) Komrosky, Brandon Harris, Larry (Christine) Bryan, Ron (Debbie) Bryan, Ryan (April) Case and Norris Thompson. Beverly also has 16 great-grandchildren. “GG Bev” has had many fond memories with Preston, Aynslee, Quinton, and Kayson and will be missed by them dearly.

Family will receive friends September 6, 2018 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, September 7, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, in Glasgow, Montana with Reverend Todd Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. A luncheon will follow at Glasgow VFW, Post 3107.

The family would like to thank the staff on 3 Fortin, St. Vincent Hospital for their excellent care of Beverly. Special thanks to Dr. Kat Dietrich. Also, the family would like to thank Compassus Hospice especially Kathy Stokes, RN and Chaplain Richard Vettle Becker for your loving care and compassion.

Monday, August 27th 2018
Dorothy Alice Solberg
Services for Dorothy Solberg will be conducted 11AM Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at the Community Church of Opheim (formerly the First Lutheran Church in Opheim). Interment will follow in the Lawndale Cemetery in Opheim. Music will be provided by Cathy Bailey, Brad, Dannielle and Micah Solberg. Her 6 grandsons will serve as pallbearers and her 3 granddaughters as honorary pallbearers. Waller Funeral Home has charge of arrangements: read or print the complete obituary, post remembrances, and send cards and flowers online at: www.wallerscobey.com

Dorothy Alice Solberg was born on March 3, 1927, the first child to August and Carmel Devaurs in Merced, California. She was later joined by a sister, Dorris and brother, August.
Dorothy grew up in Merced, graduating from Merced High School in 1945. It was at a dance she met a young Army Air Corp pilot, Vern Solberg, from Montana. They were married at Luke AFB in Arizona on June 17, 1945. Upon Vern’s discharge he returned to his very rural home with his city-raised bride. This was quite an adjustment to the young newlywed girl, but she adjusted over time and eventually declared she always wanted to live on the farm. They lived on the Solberg homestead until 1950 when they bought an adjoining farm from Norman and Margaret Boe. It was there they raised their five children, Carole (Terry) Maier of Helena, Ken (Cyndi) of Larslan, Debra of Meridian, Idaho, Wes of Scobey and Wayne (Candy) of Richland. Dorothy and Vern moved to Scobey for the school year until 1967 when they made the farm their year round home.
Dorothy adapted well to her rural life role as farm wife, raising large gardens every year and processing the harvested vegetables for her family. She was also a lover of flowers and always had flowers blooming on every side of the house.
She and Vern enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, but their trip to Alaska was their favorite.
Dorothy was always active in her church, and Order of Eastern Star, later taking up ceramics and golf, which she enjoyed immensely. She spent many hours watching birds on the bird feeders and cutting out recipes from magazines.
Dorothy died peacefully August 25, 2018 at the DMHC where she had been a resident since January.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings and many brothers and sisters in law.
She is survived by her 5 children, 9 grandchildren, Michelle McGuire, Trevor (Mary) Thompson, Derek (Judee) Solberg, Tiffany (Ryan) Hanson, Brad (Dannielle) Solberg, Brian (Barbara) Solberg, Cass (Hailey) Solberg, Tawny Solberg and Dylan Solberg. She is also survived by 19 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Her family was very important to her and Grandma Dorothy (or) Great Grandma Dorothy was a favorite of theirs.

Thursday, August 16th 2018
Edward Adolf Frueh
A much loved father and grandfather, Edward Adolf Frueh, 88 passed away on August 10, 2018. Ed was born to Edward A. Frueh Sr. and Catherine (Patterson) Frueh on March 26, 1930 in Lima, Ohio. Ed was the eldest of two sons.

He studied for the priesthood at the Pontifical College of Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. In 1957 Ed was ordained a priest. After ordination, he spent many years in spiritual leadership and seminary work in parishes located in both North Dakota and Montana.
On August 13, 1970, Edward married Marcellena A. Wehri and they moved to Glasgow, MT. Married for 45 years, Ed and Marci raised their six adopted children at their farm in Glasgow.

Ed wore many hats throughout his life. To name a few, he was an addiction counselor with Family Training Center, manager of Milk River Activity Center, a baker at Glasgow Bakery, a butcher at Treasure Trail Processing and an insurance agent.

Ed and Marci made a big difference in many lives as foster parents. Their hearts and home were always open for children in need of shelter for the night or for months at a time.

Ed was an avid reader and writer, enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening, playing pinochle and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He was a theologian and a studier of Human Kind. Both Ed and his late wife, Marci, enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking and spending time with each other. Even though in the past two years Ed had slowed down a bit, he continued to be a master cook, baking pies and banana bread to share with his neighbors and grandkids. Ed was a man of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would greet him after his passing.

Ed is survived by his six children, Jim Frueh (Alicia Doke) of Glasgow, Bobbi Jean (Michael) Kirby of Hershey, Nebraska, Anthony (Sandra) Frueh of Pueblo, Colorado, Ann (John) Kulczyk of Glasgow, Beth Jeide of Bismarck, North Dakota and Byron (Robyn) Frueh of Stanley, North Dakota, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Ed is also survived by his brother Theodore (Wilhelmine) Frueh of Lima, Ohio, brother-in-law Cletus Wehri, sisters-in-law Bernice Wehri, Eleanor Wehri all of Glen Ullin, North Dakota and Marie Wehri of Miles City, Montana, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed requested to be cremated and to have a small private service with his family. A family memorial service to celebrate the life of Ed will take place in Haymarsh, ND where Ed’s ashes will be buried alongside the love of his life, Marci Frueh.

In lieu of flowers or visitation, the family ask that you send a donation to the Glasgow Snack Pack Program, c/o Katie Kaiser, #1 Scotty Pride Drive, Glasgow, MT 59230, or any local program that feeds hungry kids.

Tuesday, August 14th 2018
Eugene “Gene” Naasz
Eugene “Gene” Naasz, age 94 of Glasgow, went to be with his Savior on August 12, 2018 at the Prairie Community Hospital in Terry, Montana.

Gene was born April 28, 1924 at Crow Rock, Montana; the son of Ludwig and Christina (Wahl) Naasz. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, was a lifetime Christian, and was active in Joy Fellowship in Glasgow for many years.

Gene’s native language growing up was German, and he attended a country school at Crow Rock up through 3rd grade. He had to drop out of school, as his older sister, Erna, who interpreted for him, moved on to middle school at a different school. Gene later learned English, and his beloved wife, Gladys Rachel Hill Naasz, who he married on July 2, 1960, taught him to read. Gene loved to read, and learn new things.

Gene left the family ranch in Crow Rock when he was 21 to follow his dream of being a construction worker. He worked on many of the wooden bridges in eastern Montana, and always had many funny stories to tell passengers whenever he traveled, and they passed over a wooden bridge. Gene also worked on Tiber Dam, Yellowtail Dam, and Libby Dam. Gene retired from Western Energy in Colstrip, and was a cat operator and an oiler.

Gene and Gladys were lifetime members of the Nashua Senior Citizens, and were Nashua’s Senior Citizen’s of the Year in 1998. Gene loved to socialize, tease people, and to find the little joys all around him. He never met a stranger, and appreciated all people. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed horses, and was always one to tell a great story.

Gene is survived by one son, Kenneth Eugene Naasz; one daughter, Diane Marie Naasz; one sister, Delila Scheid and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; one infant daughter, Dawn Christina Naasz; his parents; two sisters, Martha Neiffer and Erna Haber and two brothers Edgar and Edwin Naasz.

Funeral service will be Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Bell Mortuary with Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will be at the Nashua Cemetery with a reception at the Nashua Senior Center.

Friday, August 10th 2018
Alden Leland Smith
Alden Leland Smith passed away on Thursday, August 9 in Glasgow Montana. He was born on August 26th, 1921 in Glasgow, Montana, in the "old hospital". He was the firstborn of Samuel & Lena Smith. He grew up on their family farm/ranch in rural Richland/Larslan Montana with his parents and sisters, Verneille, Margaret, and Verda.

Alden was baptized and confirmed, and throughout his life he was a man of strong Christian faith. He attended grade school at the little country Sunnyside School and graduated from Richland High School in 1939.

After high school, Alden went to Long Beach, California, and worked in an aircraft factory. When WWII was declared, he came back to Montana so he could enlist in the Army Air Force. His dream was to be a pilot. But, after drinking a case of carrot juice, his eyes still failed the eye test for pilots. He was sent to aircraft mechanics schools, and eventually became a crew chief on P-51 Mustangs in India and Pakistan. He was in the air force almost 4 years, stationed in Lincoln, Nebraska, Las Vegas, Nevada, North Africa, and India.

After his discharge from the service, Alden returned to Richland to farm with his Dad.

Alden met the love of his life, Audrey Berntson, on a blind date arranged by his childhood friend, Bob Hansen. At the time, Audrey was a nurse at the Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. They were married on June 18, 1949. Alden and Audrey had two children, Leland and Jacquelyn. They lived, loved, and worked on their Richland farm for the majority of their married life.

During those years, Alden served on many boards, such as the Deaconess Hospital Board, Hospital Foundation Board, Farmer's Union Elevator, Farmers Union Station, Lukes 100, and Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He was chairman of the hospital board for 9 years. He taught Sunday School for many years.

Alden never forgot his love for flying and he earned his private pilot's license after training in Bozeman and Glasgow. Eventually he purchased an airplane of his own and every Sunday morning that he could, he flew to Glasgow for coffee and to get the Billings Gazette for Audrey (his excuse).

Alden loved visiting and helping neighbors of all ages. He acted as a fantastic medical assistant and ''makeshift ambulance driver'' to Audrey, as she cared for the medical needs of the surrounding community.

Alden and Audrey loved attending family activities, community events, local theater, and local sports. While members of the Good Sam's Club, they traveled to many interesting places including camping trips in Lethbridge and Calgary, Alberta. Alden made sure that they rarely missed a thing, no matter if they arrived by car, truck, tractor, airplane or snowmobile. He loved traveling, music of all kinds, adventures, playing baseball, photography, camping, fishing, hunting, and playing a lot of pinochle.

They retired from farming and purchased a home in Glasgow. While living there, they joined the 1st Lutheran Church. Alden volunteered much of his time to the maintenance of the church and also, the Valley County Pioneer Museum. Later, dad decided it was time for Mom to retire as well and they became a part of the Nemont Manor community. He was able to be there until his health required that he become a resident of Valley View Home. His family can never express enough how grateful they are for the wonderful and loving care he received from all the staff there.

Alden was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; his parents; his sisters, Vemeille Faulk and Margaret Music; and brothers-in-law, Glen Sillerud and Jack Faulk.

He is survived by his sister, Verda Sillerud; son Leland (Kathy) Smith and daughter Jacquelyn (Steve) Lund. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Shane Smith, Joel (Lara) Smith, Alana Zayden, Geoff Lund, Jessica Lund and Jason (Michelle) Lund; and 5 great-grandchildren, Joey Zayden, Riley Smith, Annika Smith, Addison Lund and Aiden Lund; numerous nieces and nephews and 14 godchildren.

Memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.

Visitation will be Friday August 10th , 6-8p.m. at Bell Mortuary with the Service held Saturday August 11th, 10:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow followed by burial in Highland Cemetery

Wednesday, August 8th 2018
Dennis Lee Jansa
Dennis Lee Jansa, of Glasgow, Montana, died on August 5, 2018, surrounded by his family, at Billings Clinic Hospital in Billings, Montana, at the age of 79, from natural causes. Dennis was born in Omaha, Nebraska to his parents, Louis Edward and Maxine Todd Jansa on May 27, 1939. Dennis lived at Nemont Manor in Glasgow for the past three years where he met many friends and enjoyed dining and visiting with them.
Dennis is survived by a brother, David Jansa (Pamela) of Huntsville, Texas and his four children: Ken Jansa (Cheryl) of Glasgow, Montana; Anthony Jansa (Valerie), of Wellington, Colorado; Shelli Potts (Scott) of Elko, Nevada; Kelli Drake (Steve) of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and his former wife and friend, Joyce Jansa Corcoran, of Rock Springs, Wyoming. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Dustin Lee Troup.
The ten grandchildren are Christopher Troup (Kristie), Kristina Gordon (Dale), Stacie Hillman Canen (Ray), Tyler Hillman (Christy), Anthony Jansa, Jr., Brittany Jansa Samsel (Dan), Joshua Herbst (RaCheal), Nikole Herbst (Kris Palmaccio), Eli Miller (Megan Ferguson), Alexis Tornquist (Eric). The twenty-one great-grandchildren are Mariah Moreno, Ahrian Troup; Trinity, Dale III, and Isabella Gordon; McKenzi and Avery Troup; Derek Canen (Michelle), Kendra Canen (Phillip Luedtke); Sawyer Hillman, Danika Soper, Berkley Hillman; Madysin Herbst; Olivia Palmaccio; Justice, Kimber and Ackley Miller; and Caleb, Cadrin, Corbyn and Cambryn Tornquist.
Dennis was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served on the Heavy Cruiser USS Albany and the Aircraft Carrier USS Roosevelt from 1956 – 1960. He was a member of the Steamfitters Local 464 in Omaha, Nebraska and worked building nuclear power plants in Brownville and Fort Calhoun, Nebraska along the Missouri River. Dennis had a love for art. He honed his artistic skills under the tutelage of Tom Palmerton. Dennis made sure all his kids and grandkids had plenty of artwork to adorn their homes and offices. He continued to paint into his retirement years until his eyes failed him. Dennis was a recovering alcoholic with thirty-one years of sobriety, thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous and his higher power. Dennis also had a passion for Walleye fishing with his sons at Fort Peck Reservoir near Glasgow, Montana and Devil’s Lake in North Dakota. “Dad could always catch the BIG ONE”
The family will have a reunion and fishing trip in his honor at Devil’s Lake in North Dakota at a later date.
The family will receive friends at Bell Mortuary, 701 2nd Avenue South in Glasgow on Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5 – 7 pm.
The family requests no flowers. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association.
Monday, August 6th 2018
Leonard J. Hersel
Funeral Services for Leonard J. Hersel, of Scobey will be 10AM Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at the Scobey Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Landeraan officiating. Interment will follow at the Daniels County Cemetery in Scobey. Visitation will begin at the Waller Funeral Home Sunday afternoon. Mr. Leonard J. Hersel, 65 of Scobey died at his home with his loving wife of 45 years, Linda Hersel near his side. The Waller Funeral Home of Scobey has charge of arrangements: read or print the complete obituary, post remembrances, and send cards and flowers online at www.wallerscobey.com
Friday, August 3rd 2018
Justin Estabrook Johnson
Justin Estabrook Johnson, 38, of Belle Fourche, SD passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 30, 2018.

He was born September 21, 1979, in Glasgow, MT. Justin grew up in Nashua, Montana, and graduated from Nashua High School in 1998. While in high school he played basketball, football (earned all-conference for his kicking abilities) and was in track. Justin earned several awards in track and when he was running you could hear his friends yelling “Run Forest, Run” or “Go Gump, Go”.

He eventually moved to Aurora, CO where he worked for Mountain Wireless and loved his job.

Somewhere along the line he earned the nickname “Lunchbox” which was eventually shortened to “Box” and friends still call him that.

On one of his visits to his grandfather Gail in Nisland, SD, he met Jenny Rude and they married on June 12, 2010 in Belle Fourche.

Justin then went to work for American Colloid which is where he was employed at the time of his death. He enjoyed his job and was always willing to work an extra shift for anyone who needed him to.

Justin was very proud of the fact that he was a member of the Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department.

Justin is survived by his Jenny, daughters Marissa and Madison, sons, Dylan and Daxson, all of Belle Fourche, SD; his parents Patricia and Karl Johnson, Nashua, Montana; his brother Christopher Perdew, Billings, Montana; sister Meghan Johnson and her children Ashlyn Aten and Rylan Johnson, Glasgow, Montana; grandmother Alicia Hoyt, Glasgow, Montana; Grandfather Gail Johnson, Nisland, SD; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother Helen Johnson, grandfather, John Hoyt and aunt Kacey Johnson Hoffbauer.

The viewing will be Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 12:00 to 7:00p.m. at Kline-Frost Funeral Home with the funeral services to be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 2:00p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche with Pastor Will Olsen officiating.

The Pallbearers are Kelly Dean, Scott Redstone &Tyrel Brandt of Glasgow, MT, Cody Grimsrud of Collinsville, TX, Dave Ornelas, Aurora, CO and Jesse Staley, Jon Carbajal, and Jesse Kracht of Belle Fourche, SD.

Honorary Pallbearers are the 1998 Nashua High School graduating class, Nate Sillerud, Glasgow, MT, Jason Skolrud, Clancy, MT, John Johnson, Aurora, CO & Rory Blount, Belgrade, MT and the Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Depart

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to the Belle Fourche Volunteer Fire Department.

An online guest book is available at klinefuneralchapel.com

Monday, July 30th 2018
Susan Marie Jones Miller
GLASGOW- Susan Marie Jones Miller passed away July 18, 2018 at the age of 68 from a longtime illness. Memorial service will Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta. Graveside to follow at Malta Cemetery. A potluck will follow Graveside at the Trafton Park in Malta, Montana. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

She was born in Malta, Montana. on September 24, 1949 to Robert “Al” Jones and Wilma Young Spoonheim. She attended school in Malta until 8th grade, then later received her GED. She worked many jobs during her life time, however her favorite job was being a mom.

Susan enjoyed her family most and other things such as picnics, camping, fishing, barbequing, puzzles, and most of all reading.

She is preceded in death by her father, mother, and baby sister, along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

She is survived by her three children; Darla (Chris) Gillaspie, Harlan (Paula) Rankin, and Kelly (Rick) Rankin. Her grandchildren Breanna Buckles, Taylor Marquart, Hunter Rankin, Samantha Gillaspie, Connor Gillaspie, Curtis Rankin, Ethan Rankin, and Alyssa Rankin.; two great granddaughters Laila and Kelsey; three brothers and their families Dan (Linda) Jones, Michael (Deb) Jones, James (Amayi) Jones; Three sisters and their families, Diana (Fritz) Trumbo, Sherry (Mike) George, and Tracy (Rick) Spoonheim-Wells; as well as many more important family and friends.

Monday, July 23rd 2018
Ruth Emma Feigel
Ruth Emma Feigel age 88, passed away July 23, 2018 at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Montana.

Ruth was born on July 15th, 1930 in Santa Barbara, California to Robert and Beulah (Bright) Feigel. Ruth Completed the 8th grade in Saco, Montana. Her Comment on her education “I learned everything I ever needed to know”.

Ruth’s parents farmed south of Saco and moved into town for the school term. They sold garden produce and grain. As a young girl, Ruth sang on the radio, traveling from Saco to Wolf Point for a 15-minute set. She was known as “Little Ruthie” singing with her father who was known as the singing farmer. Ruth also had polio as a young girl.

The Feigel’s moved to Saco permanently in 1952. Ruth was often seen around town pruning trees or pulling “that darn creeping Jennie.” Every Mother’s Day Ruth would play the piano and play the song “Mother” in tribute to mom’s everywhere. She was active in and faithfully attended Saco Methodist Church, Women’s Club, Royal Neighbors, The Rebekah’s and the Garden Club. Ruth was also known for keeping lists of everything from trapping mice to greetings cards.

She moved to Valley View in 2004, due to health issues. She had one half-brother Elmer, who owned Feigel Photos. He preceded her in death. Ruth is survived by nieces, nephews and many friends in Saco.

Funeral services will be held for Ruth at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Saco Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

Thursday, July 19th 2018
David Wesley Erickson
SACO- David Wesley Erickson, age 96, passed away July 17, 2018 at the Hi-Line Retirement Center in Malta, Montana. Funeral services will be July 23, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at Saco Lutheran Church with a luncheon to immediately follow. Graveside services will be 1:30 P.M.; July 23, 2018 at Reitan Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

David was born November 8, 1921 to Ernest and Maud (Hess) Erickson in Saco, Montana. David grew up North of Saco attending several schools in the area. While growing up he helped neighbors with haying, threshing, lambing, and various other jobs.

On July 17, 1942 David was sworn into the Army. He got to come home for two weeks before he was sent to Ft. Douglas, Utah. From there, he was sent to Ft. Lewis, Washington for basic training. On January 28, 1943 David was sent overseas. He was an ambulance driver for the 542nd Amphibian Regiment serving in New Guinea and the Philippines. On November 10, 1945 after 3 years, 3months, and 23 days, and on his mother’s birthday, he received his discharge from the army. He truly was one of The Greatest Generations.

After the Army, David worked for his dad and while visiting one of the neighbors, he met Agnes Kegel. On October 3, 1948 they were married. They raised five children; Gary, Mike, Connie, Lyle, and Diane on the home place 21 miles north of Saco.

David was president of the Phillips County Stockgrowers, a member of the Saco Lutheran Church, moose and Elks organizations, and served on numerous boards throughout the years. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, word puzzles, and everything associated with farming and ranching.

Together David and Agnes enjoyed dancing, jam sessions, and playing cards, going on trips, and their children and grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his parents, brother Lawrence, sisters Nellie and Bernice, and a son Gary. He is survived by his wife Agnes of 69 years, sons Mike (Diane) Erickson, Lyle (Joyce) Erickson of Saco, daughters Connie (Alan) Wasson of Loring, and Diane (Will) Eklund of Saco, 19 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Monday, July 16th 2018
LaVerne Arlene (Lacock) Davis
LaVerne Arlene (Lacock) Davis, age 82 of Glasgow, MT passed away July 9, 2018 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow after waging a fierce 2-year battle against colon cancer.

She was born to Thomas and Alpha Lacock on March 9, 1936, in Hinsdale, MT and lived there until the family moved to Sandpoint, ID in 1949. Laverne graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1954. On January 7, 1955, LaVerne married James Davis. From this union, 5 children were born- 3 daughters and 2 sons.

After Jim was discharged from the Air Force, the family moved to Indiana, Tennessee and Georgia before settling in Crown Point, IN. During this time, LaVerne worked in both a shirt factory and a furniture manufacturing plant. She attended Indiana University for 2 ½ years and 2 summers at Liberty College in Lynchburg, VA. While receiving her education, she worked at a local community hospital. In 1972, she began teaching school at the Family Christian Academy. She was a teacher there until 1988- when she was appointed as the School Administrator. LaVerne oversaw the operations of the Academy and day care facility until November of 1993- when she moved to Glasgow to be near her family. She worked at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital until retiring in June of 2002.

LaVerne had a tender heart for her students and loved them all, regardless of troubled actions or rebellious behavior. She believed that no really knew what was going on in the sphere of a child’s life. Her influence and impact on the people she touched is far reaching. She probably never realized how beloved she was too many of her students.

She loved to fish and spent any spare time fishing off the rocks at Fort Peck Dam. She was also a very capable hunter. LaVerne carved a number of birds out of wood that rivaled those of any professional carver! She also had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening. This came in handy during her stay in California for cancer treatment. The residence she stayed in had a rose garden that was in poor shape, but with LaVerne’s loving care- it was producing lovely blooms in short order! LaVerne was an avid “Ice Dawg” fan, cheering her grandkids on. She took her cowbell to each game and let them know she was there by cheering louder than anyone else at the rink! She travelled to as many of the out-of-town games as she was able.

LaVerne was an avid quilter and made many special quilts for family members and friends. She also crocheted intricate lace doilies that she shared with those she loved. Crocheting helped her get through the endless days and nights of cancer treatment. During her treatment at City of Hope, in California, she felt led by the Lord to paint scriptures or an uplifting words on rocks. She then waited on word from the Lord as to which patient’s door to leave them. She was always thinking of others, even in the midst of her own painful fight against cancer. She left a legacy at City of Hope- just as she did at every stop on her journey through life!

LaVerne is survived by her 5 children, Nancy (Ben) Hubbard of St. Marie, Ronnie Davis of Glasgow, David (Mari) Davis of Crown Point, IN, Carolyn Svingen of Glasgow and Lynette Svingen of South Pasadena, CA; her 11 grandchildren, Justin Davis, Jessica Svingen, Kara (Chris) Knodel, Kent (Sheena) Hubbard, Jeremiah (Caleigh) Davis, Hollie (Axel) Modic, Matthew (Kourtney) Davis, Marcus (Katrina) Svingen, Berkley Svingen, Austin (Shyla) Svingen and Michael Uphues; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother, Melvin Lacock of Simpsonville, SC; 7 sisters, Evelyn Beil of Hinsdale, Leora Needham of Sandpoint, ID, Zella Farrell of Fort Peck, Elaine Dyer of Crestview,FL, Connie Young of Moxee, WA, Geneva Anderson of Siletz, OR and Lois Rutherford of Hinsdale. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Eva Tucker.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. at Bell Mortuary on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 and Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19 at the Hinsdale American Legion burial will follow at Hillview Cemetery.

Wednesday, July 11th 2018
James (Jim) Alexander Murdock
Lifelong Whitewater rancher, James (Jim) Alexander Murdock, 83, passed away July 8, 2018, in Malta, Montana, from congestive heart failure. He was born in Malta on June 3, 1935, to Scottish immigrants Alexander and Agnes (Hunter) Murdock.

Jim was raised on the family homestead north of Whitewater with his three elder sisters, Margie, Evelyn, and Kathleen (Ree), and little brother, Bill. At the young age of 4, Jim and his siblings lost their mom to pneumonia. Determined to keep the family together, the three sisters took over the mom duties and father, Alec, made it a priority to be home with all his children each evening. Between Alec and his widowed sister Jean, 11 kids grew up on their family homesteads, a short pony ride apart.

Jim attended grade school at Plainsview and entered high school in Whitewater. At 14 years of age, Jim had to forego school to help on the ranch while his dad recovered from kidney surgery. During winter months, he and his siblings hand pumped water for 100 head of cows between feedings.

At an early age, cousin Tant Anderson taught Jim and Bill how to haze the cattle back home on horseback prior to the building of fences. As a young man, Jim grew a love for good cattle and a handy sorrel horse, a love he passed on to his children, grandchildren, and now, great-grandchildren. He broke many a good horse (like his Tony) and roped and rode well into his seventies.

Jim married Patricia Solberg on June 6, 1954, in Malta. Pat joined him on the ranch. After the loss of their father in 1956, Jim and Bill took over the ranch. Jim and Pat continued to make a home for their children: Jesse, Jimmy, Lexie, Jeffrey, and Kathleen. Life was never easy for the family. Jim picked up odd jobs to bring in desperately needed cash. The near breaking point was met shortly after taking over the ranch. Operating money ran out, and the bank turned down his loan request. If not for the intervening of major bank stock holder, Fred Robinson, this family wouldn’t be here now. Jim proved his worth trailing Fred’s yearlings in from the Frenchman to the stockyards in the dead of winter a few years before when no one else was willing. He refused pay. Fred never forgot. Jim continued to operate the ranch until his death.

Generations of family and friends helped celebrate the renewal of Jim and Pat’s vows on their 60th anniversary. The event was all the more special as they were joined at the altar by his Best Man Bill Murdock and her Maid of Honor, the bride’s cousin, Maureen Kirwan. Pat was escorted down the aisle in her original wedding dress by great-grandson Ty Murphy led by great-granddaughters as flower girls. Grandkids and great-grandkids knew him well and felt the love he held for each.

Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, Patricia, his sisters Marjorie Olsen and Kathleen (Ree) Simonson, brother William (Bill), and children: Jesse (Rebecca), James W (Nancy), Alexis (Ron) Haynes, Jeffrey (Athlene), Kathleen (Charlie) Carlson, and special son Joe (Tammie) Cartwright. He is also survived by his grandchildren (Jerilyn, Mary, Kathy, Jane, Kate, Alex, Billie Sky, Lacey, Therese, Stacey, Hector, Daisy, Emma, Cally, Tristen, Jesse, and Blaize), his “adopted” exchange students from Mexico, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Evelyn, sister-in-law Jeannette (Bill), and brothers-in-law Swede (Margie) Olsen, Roger (Ree) Simonson, and Lyle (Ev) Hanson.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, July 13th, 7pm, at Kirkwood Funeral Home in Malta. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Bob Nagy on Saturday, July 14th, 1pm, at Malta Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Tuesday, July 10th 2018
Franklin Lewis Johnson
Franklin Lewis Johnson, 85, of Glasgow, Montana passed away June 8, 2018 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital with his family by his side.

Franklin was born November 24, 1932 to Louis and Stella (McPherson) Johnson in Nashua, Montana. He graduated in the Class of 1950 from Nashua High School. He married Ann Fay Erickson, June of 1954. Their daughter Debra Ann was born December 13, 1955.

Franklin served his country in the Air Force and was stationed in Japan for a while. He was discharged early, when illness struck at home and he returned to Montana. He served several years with the Reserves from Opheim.

In 1957 he began a career as a laborer but was promoted to carpenter’s helper and then promoted to carpenter in 1959.

Franklin loved to garden, enjoyed his summers out at Fort Peck Lake at his cabin, looked forward to watching Westerns, was known to indulge in a bowl of popcorn or Maple Nut or Chocolate ice cream. Franklin was probably best known as his loving role at caregiver to his wife Ann, whom had developed debilitating arthritis at an early age. The two of them traveled a lot, especially to and from Rochester, Minnesota.

Preceding Franklin in death are his parents Louis and Stella; wife Ann Fay Erickson Johnson; daughter Debra Ann Johnson Roness and sister Francis Kuszmaul.

He is survived by his son-in-law Roger Roness; granddaughters Jamie (Eric) Seyfert, Amanda (Jeremy) Lacy, and Ashley (Josh) Roness; great-grandsons Kasey Seyfert and Caleb Lacy, great-granddaughters Kailey and Avery Lacy; and several nieces.

Family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Bell Mortuary. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Bell Mortuary with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will be at the Glasgow VFW Post #3107 following burial.
Monday, July 9th 2018
Kelly Fuhrman
Kelly Fuhrman

Kelly Fuhrman died from natural causes on July 6, 2018. Born to Gloria and Melvin Fuhrman on January 16, 1951, Kelly grew up near Nashua, MT, and attended school there until the seventh grade when his family moved to Glasgow, MT. Upon high school graduation, he attended college at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, and finished his education at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Sailing was Kelly’s passion and he spent many years sailing in the U.S Virgin Islands and at Fort Peck Lake. He was a voracious reader a, knowledge-seeker, and a gift handyman.

Kelly was preceded in death by his father of Glasgow, MT, and his sister-in-law Ardis Parke Fuhrman of Fargo, ND.
Kelly is survived by his mother, Gloria (Bob) Schlieve of Billings, MT; significant other, Peggie Fleming of Nashua, MT; sister Donna (Jerome) Garsjo of Billings, MT; brothers Dennis Fuhrman of Sarasota, FL, and Bart (Karen) Fuhrman of Healdsburg, CA; nieces and nephews, Jill (Doug) Fargo, Grand Island, NE, Renee Janhunen of Billings, MT, Scott (Kristin) Garsjo of Billings, MT, Julie (Kelly) Hornby of Billings, MT, Brad (Donna) Fuhrman of Durango, CO, Dacia (Robert) Gonzales of Houston, TX, Brett (Karen) Fuhrman of Asheville, NC, Trevor (Lauren) Fuhrman of Denver, CO, and Cassie Arnold of Cloquette, MN; and seventeen grandnieces and grandnephews.

An informal gathering is planned at Bell Mortuary this Thursday, July 12th from 5pm-7pm.

Monday, July 9th 2018
James Scoville
James Scoville passed away July 2, 2018. Memorial Service is 1p.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.
Monday, July 9th 2018
Kimberly Jessica Bates Wilson
Kimberly Jessica Bates Wilson, age 30, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on July 5, 2018. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00 pm at the Evangelical church, with internment at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. A public reception at the Glasgow Elks Lodge will follow.

Kimberly was born to Russ and Patty Elletson Bates on September 10, 1987 in Las Vegas, Nevada along with her twin sister, Krysta Jeannine Bates. They were embraced by their sister, Meagan Christine. Krysta went home to her Heavenly Father on September 14, 1987. Kimmy and her family lived in several states, settling in Poulsbo, WA in 1993. Kimmy, along with her mom and sister, moved to Glasgow in 1999.

Kim loved to SING! She had a voice that won her many singing competitions and accolades over the years. But, after her Grandpa Glenn passed away in 2001, she was challenged to find that voice in her heart. The song went silent for years.

Kimmy attended schools in Washington and Montana. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 2006. On July 31, 2008 (Grandpa Glenn's birthday) we feared we would lose her after a horrific car accident from which she was ejected. She was blessed to have angels watch over her (perhaps her Grandpa Glenn? Her sister Krysta?) who chose Dean Hawkins that happened to come upon the accident and call for help. Kimmy and Dean had a very loving bond from that day forward. She miraculously recuperated and decided "life is too short" as she packed up and headed back to Washington to be with the love of her life, Dan Wilson. They were married May 29, 2010 in Glasgow.

Kim was embattled with epileptic seizures until 2012 when she underwent a surgical procedure, receiving a stimulator to aid in her fight. And fight she did! Life was rarely easy for Kim, so she battled on for those she held so dear. She loved her husband and her children to the ends of this earth and showed that every day. She had a knack of caring for people and wanting to help them. When you met Kim, you were no longer a stranger, you were her friend. She was fun, loving, giggly, and loved to sing and dance. She loved dance-offs with Hunter and her "little cousins". They just loved her so and wanted to spend all their time with her.

Kim was preceded in death by her sister Krysta, Grandparents Jess and Tiny Bates and her Grandpa Glenn Elletson. She is survived by her cherished husband and best friend, Daniel and their two children, her "every breath and every heartbeat" Hunter Dean and Jack Henry. Kimmy is also survived by her mother Patty Schedel and Eric, father Russ and Cindy Bates, sister Meagan Wersal, niece and nephew Kelbi and Asher Wersal, Grandmother Jeannine Elletson, father-in-law Dan Wilson, mother-in-law Marilyn Mcardle, sisters-in-law Tina Taylor and Alyssa Jordan. Uncles and Aunts include Carson and Terri Bates, Don and Judy Elletson, Deb Elletson and RJ, Donna and Gary Dascher. Cousins Travis Hayes, Marcie and Travis Kittleson, Mitch Young and Stormy, Josh and Kayla Dascher, Jeanelle Dascher, John and McKenzie Kalinski, Jeff and Cami Kalinski, DJ Elletson and Hannah, Randy Elletson, Amanda and James Haney. Her "little cousins" Elle, Brantley, Tasha, Carson, Audrey, Koby, Keevan, Kadia, Kerrick, Easton, Hattie and many more cousins, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. This kind, loving, bubbly, sweet soul will be missed by all. Your voice is back Kimmy! Heaven sings with a new angel in its choir.

Monday, July 9th 2018
Arlo Bernell Pohle
Arlo Bernell Pohle
Arlo B. Pohle was born October 20th, 1949 in Plentywood, MT to Lucille and Andrew Pohle. He passed away on July 4th at 68 years of age.
Arlo completed grades 1-12 in Plentywood and graduated from Plentywood High School in 1967. It was there he became interested in sports. He was active in basketball, football, and Legion baseball. He continued his education at Rocky Mountain College, Billings where he continued with baseball (2 years) and University of Montana, Missoula (1 year).
He loved to hunt and fish and thoroughly enjoyed his hunting and fishing trips with friends.
Arlo was quite adventurous. He began working in construction, went to work on a fishing boat in Alaska, and worked in the copper mines and AZ Engine & Pump Co in Arizona.
After trying out various jobs, he started working for Pacific Steel in Miles City and Sidney. This experience gave him the opportunity to pursue and become the manager of Pacific Steel in Glasgow, MT where he made his home. He retired from Pacific Steel in 2010 with 35 years of service.
Arlo lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed many lifetime experiences. After retiring, he continued his hobbies of fishing and hunting. His most important hobby was being an avid Chicago Cubs fan! Flying the Cubs flag for every win was a must!
Preceding him in death were his parents, Lucille and Andrew Pohle; brother-in-law Gary Christensen; uncle, Irvin Larter; aunts, Betty Connor and Alice Larter.
Arlo is survived by his sister, Arlene Christensen of Antelope; brother, Dale (Dianne) Pohle of Great Falls; uncle, Kenneth Connor of Plano, TX; nephew, Dean (Amy) Christensen of Antelope; nieces, Lisa (Robert) Kirby of Dagmar; Patty (Nate) Achenbach of Great Falls; and Karole (Dan) Callahan of Las Vegas, NV; and several great nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a best friend, Tim Jennings and wife, Renee.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Elks Club in Glasgow on Monday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m. A memorial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11th at Fulkerson Funeral Home in Plentywood. A reception at Angel Light Catering will follow. A private burial will be held at a later date.
Thursday, June 28th 2018
Jacqueline C. Burner
Jacqueline Colleen Burner passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, June 25, 2018. She was born on September 7, 1946 to Ruben and Thelma (Long) Decker in Fayetteville, NC. Shortly after she was born, the family moved to Frazer, MT. She was joined by siblings Stan, Jody and Doug. The family then moved to Fort Peck, MT. Jacque attended Nashua High School. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Church while living in Frazer.

On September 28, 1963, Jacque married John Burner Jr. in Fort Peck. They lived in Glasgow where their daughter, Cynthia Rhea, was born on November 24, 1964. The family grew with the addition of John Valance on May 17, 1968. A new job moved them to Havre for three years. The family returned to Glasgow, moving to the Glasgow Air Force Base. On August 9, 1981, Zachary Ryan joined the family.
Jacque and John later separated.

Jacque liked to work with people and worked in the customer service industry a majority of her life. She worked at the sewing center and at the grocery store on the base and later at the Trailside Store, the Roosevelt Hotel, Pizza Hut and finally at the Cottonwood Inn in the kitchen as a baker. She retired in September 2014.

Other than the three years in Havre, Jacque lived in the Frazer/Fort Peck/Glasgow area her entire life.
Jacque enjoyed reading; playing cards with family; playing Canasta on the computer; following the Denver Broncos and Chicago Cubs; the “Breakfast Club”, the “Princess Bride”, and the first 5 minutes of credits of “Top Gun”. Above all….she loved her family! Her children and grandchildren were her world!
She is preceded by her father, Ruben Decker; her step-father, Charlie Frost; and her nephew, Kris Decker.

She is survived by her mother Thelma Frost of Glasgow; daughter, Cindy (Tom) Erickson of Miles City; sons John Burner and Zack (Melanie) Burner of Glasgow; brothers Stan (Diane) Decker of Graham, WA, Doug Decker of Boise, ID; sister Jody (Mark) Nystrom of Onida, SD; grandsons; Jess Fuhrman of Des Moines, IA, Cody Fuhrman of Miles City and Bryant Burner of Glasgow; step-grandchildren Beth (Casey) Lapp of Glendive and Brock (Jamie) Erickson of Miles City and four step great-granddaughters: Caylee, Brooklyn, Finley and Emery. Other survivors include step-siblings James (Robin) Frost, Rita Allie, Jolene DeBolt, and Steve (Michelle) Frost. She is also survived and loved by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honorary Pallbearers are Jess Fuhrman, Cody Fuhrman, Bryant Burner, Tom Erickson, Ryan Feezel and Dustin Edwards.

Mom…you left us so fast. It’s hard to comprehend that you are gone! The prize that we have on this end is that you are no longer in pain. The prize on your end is that you have time to begin putting together a place for us to gather when we join you. We love you Mom! For your strength, your humor, your “you can get through this” speech you gave us all. We miss you – and will always miss you – forever.

Services for Jacqueline Burner will be on Saturday, June 30th at 2:00p.m. at Bell Mortuary with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating.

Monday, June 18th 2018
Mary Lou Eide
Mary Lou Eide, age 91, of Glasgow, Montana passed away January 9, 2018 in Glasgow.

Mary Lou was born Mary Lois Nell Molvig to Susan Walde Molvig and Ole Christopher Molvig. Mary Lou was raised in the Tampico area where she attended several of the rural schools before the family moved to Glasgow.

Mary Lou graduated from Glasgow High School in 1945. After graduation, Mary Lou worked at several jobs including the Glasgow Stock Yards before going to work at the Valley County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Mary Lou was elected as Valley County Clerk and Recorder in 1955 and was re-elected until she retired 1998.

After Mary Lou retired, she was able to spend her days with Harold farming and ranching. Mary Lou met Harold in high school and they were married in 1948. Loving her job as Clerk and Recorder, as Mary Lou did, it was easy to see that working with Harold was what Mary Lou enjoyed most. While working for the county, Mary would drive to the ranch in the spring, when the road was passable. May Lou would fix supper on a wood stove and get up to check cows throughout the night. Mary Lou would then return to Glasgow in the morning to go back to work.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; brother Glen “Buddy” and sisters Evelyn and Betty Ann.

Mary Lou is survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the Schlabs, DeDobbeleers and the Borseths for the care and consideration they showed Mary Lou.

A Celebration of Life for Mary Lou will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will be held following burial at the Cottonwood Inn. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Mary Lou’s name to Valley View Home, FFA or 4-H. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Monday, June 18th 2018
Lyle Arthur Walstad
Lyle Arthur Walstad, 85, of Opheim, MT passed away on June 13, 2018, at Valley View Nursing Home of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born in Opheim on May 26, 1933, to Elmer and Alvina (Stein) Walstad, the 3rd of 4 children and the only boy. He graduated from Opheim High School in 1951, where he was active in football, basketball and student council. He attended college at MSU Bozeman for a brief time before coming home to help on the family farm due to an illness in the family. Lyle married his high school sweetheart, Nina Flickinger, on June 20, 1953, at Holy Family Parish in Glentana. From this union, seven children were born. Lyle was a farmer his entire life, and in the off seasons he worked for construction building as heavy an equipment operator. He worked to build many dams in the area and also cleared snow at the Opheim radar base. He was involved in many community activities and served on various boards including the Opheim School, Farmers Union Grain, First Security Bank, and Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Lyle lived an active life. He played catcher on the local baseball team for many years and traveled to tournaments in Canada. and made many friends. At age 68, he became an avid runner, and participated in many Governor’s Cups and Fort Peck Dam runs. In 2006 Lyle climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with his son, Michael. Lyle and Nina did much traveling in the winter time, and together they saw the entire world. His passport included stamps from all seven continents: favorites were Mexico, much of Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia, many different islands, and repeated visits to Australia and New Zealand. His fondness for Guinness can be traced back to this spirit of adventure and eventually, he would travel to Dublin and enjoy it at its birthplace. He and Nina made friends wherever they went, and hosted many of them on their farm, giving people from all over a chance to see the life of an American Farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nina; his sister Carol Williams of Edgewood, WA; his seven children – Donette Johnson of Opheim, Michael (Sherri) Walstad of Chester; Paulette (Steve) Knaff of Glasgow; Lynnette Nelson of Opheim; Darrell (Maggan) Walstad of Glasgow/Opheim; Annette Walstad (John Rausch) of Helena; and Suzette (Steve) Stokke of Belgrade.

Nineteen (19) Grandchildren: Lisa George of Edmonds, WA; Sarah Morales of Opheim; Stephanie Johnson of Washington, DC; Bethany (Matt) Schatzke of Billings; Stacee (Dru) Lyders of Tuscon, AZ; Patrick (Gaylen) Walstad of Billings; Greg Knaff of Omaha, NE; Laura (Isaac) Vigil of Glasgow; Loren (Kendra) Nelson of Billings; Luke (Ashley) Nelson of Opheim; Leah (Kevin) Johnson of Highwood; Ellen Walstad of Glasgow/Opheim; Abigail, Emma and Isabel Rausch of Helena; and Jacob, Paige and Hanna Stokke of Belgrade.

Sixteen (16) Great grandchildren: Tree, Kenya and Eli George, Keleigh Morales, Kenzee, Adalyn and Lylah Lyders, Payton Heilbrun, Hazel Walstad, Hailey and Jason Vigil, Kaelynn Canfield, Nash and Briggs Nelson, Elliot and Avery Nelson; and many other relatives.

Lyle was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Alvina; sister and brother-in-law Viola and Floyd McDowell; sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Lee Conley; brother-in law Wayne Williams; grandson Erik Walstad; and sons-in-law Brad Johnson and David Nelson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Montana Chapter, 3010 11th Ave N, Billings MT 59101 https://www.alz.org/montana/ or to a charity of donors choice.

Friday, June 15th 2018
Verona "June" Eklund
MALTA-Verona “June” Eklund, 92, passed away on June 12, 2018 from natural causes at Hi-Line Retirement Center.

Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Saco Lutheran Church. Internment of ashes will be at Grandview Cemetery Saco, Mt. following the services. Condolences maybe left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Verona “June” Eklund was born June 11, 1926 to Carrol and Hazel (Kapphan) Young in Saco Mt. She grew up in the Saco area and graduated High School there. June married Chris Pacadena on July 26, 1943 in Washington. They had a daughter Vicki Rae. Because of circumstances beyond her control she allowed Vicki to be raised by her father in California. June married Adolph Eklund on September 13, 1947 in Great Falls Mt. they made their family home near Cole Ponds North West of Saco Montana with their sons Daniel “Tom”, and Richard.

June was a homemaker and helped with the animals on the family farm. She also helped Adolph on his mail route if the weather was ok. June and Adolph enjoyed camping and fishing with their family. June loved baking, knitting, crocheting, and needle point. June was also very active with the youth in her area.

June is survived by her children Vicki Bermodes, Richard (Joyce) Flom, and Daniel “Tom” (Eva) Young, and sisters, Betty Flom, & Donna Kirkaldie. She is also survived by numerous grand and great grandchildren.

June was preceded in death by her parents Carrol and Hazel Young, Husband Adolph Eklund, Son John Eklund, sisters Pearl Skinner, Dorothy Scheffelmaer, Carol Jean “Kitty” Scheffelmaer; and Brothers Calvin Young and Daniel Lee Young.

Thursday, June 14th 2018
Lloyd Lindvig
Lloyd Lindvig, age 70, of Glasgow, Montana passed away June 11, 2018, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana.
Lloyd was born June 8th, 1948 in Williston, North Dakota to John W. And Mabel (Trehaus) Lindvig. He was the oldest of 6 children. He was raised on the Lindvig Family Farm south of Williston. He attended schools in the Williston area. After High School, Lloyd moved to Seattle, Washington, and worked at Boeing. After a short stay he decided that city life was not for him and he moved back to Williston to start a lifetime of rural living.
Lloyd graduated from Chadron State College with a degree in Social Work in 1971. After college, he moved to Minot, North Dakota, and eventually ended up working for Dakota Boys Ranch, which started his passion of service to others and the community.
Lloyd later moved to Northeastern Montana, first to Bainville and then to Culbertson, where he ended up working at the Culbertson Implement. He started out working as a salesman, but couldn’t keep his hands clean. He just couldn’t stop himself from working or fixing his customers’ equipment; this lead to his career change, from salesman to service technician.
Lloyd moved to Glasgow, Montana, to finish his career as a service technician at Zerbe Brothers. He loved working on equipment and his co-workers soon found that things around the shop became “Lloydatized”. Lloyd was always trying to make a process easier and shorter. He was always willing and ready to help a friend or farmer in need. Lloyd retired from Zerbe Brothers as the Service Manager, in March of 2015, to spend more time with his family and friends.
In June of 1969, Lloyd married Wendy Hamre and was blessed with two daughters Lea and Jelena.
In November of 1990, Lloyd married Colleen Deutsch/Lannen and took on the role of Dad, to Michael, Teresa, Andrea, Curtis and Cassandra.
With the birth of his first grandson Corey, in 1997, he took on the new role of Grandpa; a role that fit him to the T. You could always find a kid on Lloyd’s lap if there was one around. He loved doing things with all the kids from shooting gophers, to playing Pooh sticks, and rides in Ole (Lloyd’s side by side).
Lloyd was noted for his love of horses. He was an active member of the Culbertson Saddle Club, and organized many roping and O-mok-see events. Lloyd was always up for a horse ride, whether in cowboy boots and blue jeans or his bright yellow shorts and flip flops. He loved going on the Wagon Trains. If he was driving his team of Belgians, he would always have the wagon or sleigh full of kids.
Lloyd took great pride in his sobriety.
Lloyd will be remembered for his big smile and his infectious laugh, which could be recognized from across the room.
Lloyd is survived by his wife Colleen; his children: Lea (Chris) Johnson of Charlotte,TN and their children: Corey, Mahaila, Arianne, Judah, Solomon, and Matthias; Jelena (Eric) Ranum of Billings, MT and their children Ashtyn and Brittyn; Michael Lannen of Grand Forks, ND and his children: Logan, Cullen and Tarek; Teresa (Lloyd) Revious of Bozeman, MT; Andrea (Michael) Frovarp of Bismarck, ND and their children: Emalin, Eli and Ellie; Curtis (Erin) Lannen of Carson City, NV and Cassandra (Kyle) Shipp of Opheim, MT; siblings Thomas (DorisAnn) Lindvig Joan (Bob) Olson, Donald Lindvig all of Williston, North Dakota, Mavis (Dennis) Johnsrud of Epping, ND, Marilyn Lindvig (Roy Schmit) of Concord, CA.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mabel Lindvig.
There will be a Family Receiving Friends Service on Friday, June 15th from 6-8pm at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral Service will be at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, Montana on Saturday, June 16th at 10:00 a.m. with Father Rodrigo Mingollo presiding. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com
Wednesday, June 13th 2018
Lyle Walstad
Lyle Walstad age 85 of Glasgow, Mt.
Rosary will be at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow Friday June 15, at 7 – 8 p.m.
Service will be held at the Holy Family Parish in Glentana June 16, at 2:00 p.m.
Burial will be in Lawndale Cemetery in Opheim
Monday, June 11th 2018
William R. "Bill" Grant
A graveside service for William R. “Bill” Grant, 80, of Portland Oregon, will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Highland Cemetery. Military honors will be rendered by U.S. Navy and VFW Post #3107.
Monday, June 4th 2018
Agatha Lenore Rohde
Agatha Lenore Rohde, age 85, passed away on December 31, 2017, in St. John’s Lutheran Home in Billings.

Agatha was born on December 14, 1932 to William & Gladys (Miller) Harmon in Bainville, Montana. She received her education at Lakeside Elementary and graduated from Bainville High School. She worked for Smestad Lumber and the Culbertson State Bank before marrying Richard F. Rohde on June 18, 1951.

Agatha and Richard would spend the next 65 years together raising their 5 children and their families.

Agatha was “Aggie” to her friends and “Mumzie” to her children, grandchildren and all their spouses. She spent her life caring for family, caring for patients as a nurse’s aide at the hospital and caring for all the customers at Rohde Seed House. Mumzie made work fun, was full of laughter and enjoyed dancing. She learned to play the electric guitar, knitted and sewed many clothes, played cards and even played in a pool league. When she reached her 60’s, she bought a computer, took a class at the high school and soon she was navigating the internet. Mumzie loved to learn and spent her entire life reading whatever she found interesting from Biblical topics to nutrition to self-help books. When she found a book that made a difference to her, she excitedly bought five copies and all her children received another volume for their library. Even during her last months in the nursing home, she still would pick up any magazine or paper and start reading out loud. She brought joy to all who came into her life.

Agatha was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Rohde in 2017 on their shared birthday.

She is survived by her 5 children, Colleen (Larry) Pankratz of Opheim, Glenn (Lori) Rohde of Glasgow, Alan (Nancy) Rohde of Absarokee, Nola (Jeff) Howell of Billings and Echo Konecki of Billings; her 25 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren.

A Memorial service to celebrate Agatha’s life will be 1:00 p.m., June 8, 2018 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana, with Pastor Tom Fauth officiating.

Wednesday, May 30th 2018
Mable Jo Engstrom
Mable Jo Engstrom (4/11/1932 – 5/28/2018)

Mable Jo Engstrom, 86, will be forever remembered by family and friends. Mable passed away May 28th, 2018 in Glasgow, Montana. She was born April 11th, 1932 in Helena, MT. She attended school in Medicine Lake and continued her studies for a short time in nursing in Aberdeen, SD. She moved to Glasgow, MT, where she worked at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital for two years. She met and married the love of her life, John Engstrom on November 8th, 1952. “We raised four of the world’s best boys! The Lord knew we needed them”.

Mable enjoyed living out on the Engstrom Ranch raising her four boys. She took pride in cooking for family, friends, and for all the help when it came to branding and harvesting. One thing was for certain- you would always find Mable in the kitchen. Everyone loved her apple pie. The love for her family grew with every grandchild. She was a strong-willed woman and you never questioned what she thought. Through the eyes of her grandchildren she was perfect and more than a grandmother, she was a friend and confidant. Through her eyes, she was very proud of each and every one of them. She taught them all to be strong, have a sense of humor, and that life goes on.

She was a lifelong member of St. Raphael’s Parish in Glasgow. Mable’s favorite Bible verse was Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight”.

Mable was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her sons Robert Ensgtrom (Janet Stahl), Wade (Karen) Engstrom, Jeri (Tammie) Engstrom and Jon Engstrom (Jill Ferdina); grandchildren Zach (Jacqui) Engstrom, Amanda Engstrom, Jake (Karra) Engstrom, Avery (Leif) Sorensen, Jordan Engstrom, Kati Engstrom, Abby Engstrom, John Engstrom Jr., and Ethan Engstrom and her great-grandchildren Bostyn, Beckett and Berklei Engstrom, Knox Sorensen and Makenna Engstrom, as well as three great-grandchildren due in July, September and January.

The family would like to thank the many employees at Valley View Home who cared for and loved her over the years.

Family will receive friends 4-6 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Highland Cemetery. Condolences may be left at bellmortuaryglasgow.com.
Tuesday, May 29th 2018
Agnes Lenora Lasar
Agnes Lenora Lasar, 96, of Davenport, Washington, passed away May 18, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Davenport.
Agnes was born October 31, 1921 at Colgan, North Dakota to Carl E. and Laura (Asplund) Monson. She received her early education at Crosby, North Dakota where she graduated from 8th Grade. She worked in Sewing Room in Crosby, Continental Can Company in Chicago, Illinois and then was a hired girl for Henry and Glenda Gardner in Richland, where she met and fell in love with Frank Lasar.
She married Frank on November 11, 1944 at Plentywood, Montana and the couple made their home in Richland, Montana (five miles south of Richland), in a two-room house. They remained there for five years until Frank was able to build their first real home in 1949. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was very religious. The couple raised four children.
Agnes was a member of the Ladies Temperance Society, Nazarene Church, and then Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She was like an angel among us. She taught lots of children about the Lord, both at home and at church. When it came to entertaining children she was amazing perhaps because she was a child at heart. Agnes was a good cook and whenever company came, she always found something for all to eat and enjoy. She sang and played the guitar and piano. She sewed and quilted. She enjoyed cross-word puzzles and other types of word games. She enjoyed discovering her family roots via genealogy. She loved reading and writing letters over everything else and was a pen-pal to many.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Laura; her husband Frank Lasar; son Danny; half-brother Ken Monson; half-sister, Ella Holte, Verna Welsch and Aileen Reckner; brother Clair Monson; and sisters, Irene Armitage, Eleanor Globis, Marie Warwas and Lenora Pettit.
Agnes is survived by her daughters Lenora Kelly of Glasgow, Montana and Diane McGovern of Davenport, Washington; son Ken Lasar of Glasgow, Montana; brother Lloyd Monson of Citrus Heights, California; sister Stella (Vern) Challes of St. Cloud, Minnesota; thirteen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Bell Mortuary from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Bell Mortuary with Pastor Herb Sand officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at Bell Mortuary following the burial.
Tuesday, May 22nd 2018
Noel Martin Capdeville
Noel Martin Capdeville

Noel “Spud” Martin Capdeville,78, was born March 19th, 1940 to Martin and Anna Marie (Carlson) Capdeville at the hospital in Opheim, MT. He was raised on a farm, 7 miles west of Opheim, where his family grew grain and tended to 1,400 head of sheep. Neighbor and life-long friend, Ken Floyd, noticed Noel’s eagerness to consume all varieties of potatoes as a child & dubbed him the nickname “Spud.”
Spud attended the Opheim School through his Sophomore year. During his teen years, Spud enjoyed partaking in the Opheim Boxing program. He had a pair of heavy, horse-hair boxing gloves that are still a thrilling memento to the family. As a summertime job, he went south to combine with custom cutter, Art Lawrence, in places such as Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.
At 20 years old, Spud offered a ride home to a young lady carrying groceries. Less than a year later, on December 2nd, 1961, that young woman would become his wife. Elsie Iletta McLaughlin blessed him in the course of their 56-year marriage with 5 children. Tami Sue was the first born, then followed Kerry Thomas, Mitchell Allen, Christina MarAnn, and Amanda Amber.
In the early years of their marriage, Spud and Elsie lived in the western part of the state. In Kalispell, Spud worked at a plywood plant alongside his brother, Glenn. But Spud always wanted to come back to Valley County. In 1967, Gene Etchart, offered a ranching job to Spud in Hinsdale and helped make this wish a reality. There at the Etchart Ranch, Spud’s true patience shined through. He was always willing to teach young men and children. Several years later, Spud went to work for Gordon Carlson as a self-taught carpenter. During that time, he helped remodel and build new houses in Hinsdale, along with the log cabin and pole barn at the Heart Ranch. He took great pride pointing out homes and talking about all the work he had done with his hands. Spud put not only his back, but his heart into his work. His passion for the trade and immaculate craftsmanship spoke for itself.
Spud’s love of farming, drew him to go work for Roger Ereaux in Malta. Connections through Roger allowed him to purchase the farm west of Hinsdale. Spud and Elsie raised their children there until their son, Mitch, took over in 1991. They then moved into town and Spud went back to work for Etcharts, at Hinsdale Livestock. In 1997, Elsie obtained her teaching certificate. To support his wife, Spud followed her to Nevada where she could fulfill her dream of teaching. While there, he became the maintenance man at Western Nevada Community College. They stayed there for 10 years before retiring and moving home to Montana. They moved Spud off the farm but they could never take the farmer out of Spud. In town, he planted a garden big enough to supply and share with the whole Hinsdale Community.
September of 2017, Spud and Elsie moved to Nemont Manor in Glasgow. There he took pleasure in special treatment, such as a waitress warming up his coffee mug. On Saturday, May 19th, 2018, Spud passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family.
Spud was known for his sense of humor and seeing the bright side of everything. His family was most important to him and always came first. Some say children keep you young, but Spud kept all of us from growing up too fast. Of all 12 of his grandchildren, Spud was always the youngest.
Survived by his wife, Elsie Capdeville; children Tami (Dennis) Mitchell, Kerry (Amy) Capdeville, Mitch (Marjie) Capdeville, Christina (Dave) Gnose, and Mandy (Darcy) Lammers; grandchildren Russel (Erin) Satterfield, Jaycie Mitchell, Dariane Mitchell, Lane Capdeville, Courtney Capdeville, Levi (LeAnn) Capdeville, Kirk (Brianne) Capdeville, Dallas Capdeville, Tyler Gnose, Hunter Gnose, Trew Lammers, and Olivia Lammers; great-grandchildren Layten Shelton, Cason Capdeville, Davis Capdeville, and Rosalie Capdeville; brother Alex Capdeville and sister Dolly Capdeville. He is preceded in death by his parents Martin and Anna Capdeville; brothers Glen Capdeville & Paul Capdeville; nephew Doug Lawrence; and brother-in-law Bill Lawrence.
Spud and his family appreciated and the special care that the nurses, aides, specialty nurses, Dr. Mallard, & Dr. White gave him at Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital on 2nd floor.
Family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Bell Mortuary. A Celebration of His Life will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 24 at the American Legion Hall in Hinsdale, Montana with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating. Burial will follow in Hillview Cemetery.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018
Eleanor Evelyn Biem Buen
Eleanor Evelyn Biem Buen, 91, of Nashua, MT, passed away peacefully, May 17, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at the Missouri River Manor in Great Falls, MT.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT with burial to follow at Highland Cemetery. Lunch will be provided after the graveside service at the church.
Eleanor was born on September 30, 1926 to Albert and Selma Biem in Brockton, MT. She was raised on their family farm and always had a love for the land. She became a caregiver to her Mother whose health was failing. Eleanor attended school and graduated from Brockton High School as valedictorian of her class in 1944.
After graduation, she rode the train to Havre to pursue her teaching career. After returning home, she went to work for various country schools. She started her teaching career at Damm School, northwest of Culbertson where she almost froze her fingers walking 2 ½ miles in freezing weather. She continued her journey working at Soo School, south of Flaxville, Grain School, north of Nashua, Prairiedell School, south of Peerless, Spring Valley School, north of Nashua, and Westfork School of Peerless. It was at Grain School where Eleanor met Arthur Buen and they went square dancing on their first date. Many of the students Eleanor taught eventually became a part of her extended family.

On June 30, 1954, she married the love of her life, Arthur Buen, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Poplar, MT. She then moved to his family farm north of Nashua. Eleanor was a devoted wife, mother and a very religious woman. She and her husband raised four children. Eleanor was a lifelong member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Grain, read her Bible daily and lived her life as a very faithful servant to the Lord. She always had a kind word to say about everyone. Her family believed she was an angel on earth.

Eleanor’s teaching skills continued with Sunday School, Farmers Union, Vacation Bible School and WELCA. She was a member of the Sons of Norway and received the Golden Membership Award as an expression of gratitude for long and faithful service. She also received the Margaret Bucher Eklund Cooperative Education Award recognizing her display of leadership and interest in cooperative education from the Montana Farmers Union.
Eleanor was an avid gardener, raising many vegetables. She also loved to quilt with WELCA, dancing, and loved to play the game of Scrabble.

She is survived by her husband of 63 ½ years, Arthur; of north Nashua; daughters Linda (Daryl) Lassila, Charlotte (Dick) Tabacco, Ann Buen, Marjorie Hill, all of Great Falls; grandchildren Trista (Kyle) Anderson, Brady (Gracie) Lassila, of Great Falls, Krystal Tabacco, of Billings, Derek Tabacco, Jenna (Chad) Hayes, Kendra Hill,of Great Falls; great grandchildren Lucas and Layla Hayes, Kailey Rush, Aiden Hill, Tayler Anderson, Emma Lassila, all of Great Falls, and all family members on the Biem and Buen side as she considered them all as her family.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Selma Biem, step sister Ida Halgrimson, brother Alvin Biem, sister Stella (Jerome) Friedenbach.

Her family would like to thank all of her caregivers (past and present) at the Missouri River Manor for their excellent care and compassion. Eleanor always said, “They are ALL SO GOOD TO ME”.

Visitation is Tuesday May 22nd 5 – 7 at the Bell Mortuary Service is Wednesday 23rd 11:00 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church.

Friday, May 18th 2018
Victor A. Adolphson
Victor A. Adolphson, 55, of Glasgow passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
Victor was born December 27, 1962 to Sharon (Hampa) and Douglas Adolphson in Great Falls, Montana. Victor graduated in 1981 from Glasgow High School. He attended M.S.U. Bozeman and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Portland, Oregon. He worked for many years as a Chef in California. Victor returned to Glasgow in 2013, where he resided until his death.
Victor is survived by his parents, Doug and Sharon Adolphson of Glasgow, MT; brothers Erick Adolphson of Glasgow, MT and Alec (Julie) Adolphson of Raymore, MO; uncle, Douglas Pederson of Meridian, ID and numerous relatives.
We lost a son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. He will be greatly missed.
A Celebration of Victor’s life will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Church of Glasgow, Montana with Howard Pippin officiating.
Monday, May 14th 2018
Carl Wilford "Bill" Bell
Carl Wilford “Bill” Bell, age 93, passed away on May 11th, 2018 at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana. Visitation will be on Wednesday May 16th at 6 PM. Bill’s service will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow on May 17th at 11 AM. Interment will be at the Highland Cemetery followed by a reception and lunch at the VFW. Condolences may be left at bellmortuaryglasgow.com.

Bill was born in San Bernardino, California on August 25th, 1924 to Wilford and Kathryn Bell. Bill was raised in Malta. He was involved in band, sports, and community activities. He was proud to be a Malta Mustang. After graduating he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in World War II on the USS Suwannee. Prior to his deployment he married Dorothy Larson in Everett, Washington and post war he went to Mortuary Science School in St. Louis, Missouri, returning to Malta to work with his father until 1957. Bill and Dorothy moved their family of six children to Glasgow and Bell Mortuary began. He was active in the Congregational Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge, DeMolay, Shriners, American Legion Post 41, and the VFW. He was commander of the National Guard in Malta for several years. Bill was a patriot. He was president of the Montana Chamber of Commerce and the Montana Aeronautics Commission. He was a welder, stone mason, pilot, carpenter, avid hunter, vocalist, actor, farmer, and boat enthusiast.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife of seventy-three years, Dorothy, his parents and his sister Betty Smith, sons-in-law Marvin Edwards and Scott Alexander, and grandson Daniel Cunneen. Bill was extremely proud and honored to have the wonderful family that he and Dorothy created. Their beautiful children are Cherie Edwards of Chinook, Steve Bell (Vickie) of Glasgow, Kathy Sather (Terry) of Billings, Kari Wiens (Richard) of Glasgow, Kent Bell (Kathy) of Glasgow, and Jenny Cunneen (Mick) of Billings.
He is also survived by grandchildren Camia Savage, Tyler Edwards, Eric Edwards, Sean Edwards, Nicole Gleason, Lisa Ball, Jenna Marsalek, April Sather, Amber Sather, Ben Sather, Christopher Wiens, Nathan Wiens, Jonathan Wiens, SaraAnn Rasmusan, Brian Bell, Katie Maehl, Brad Bell, Seth Cunneen, Kara Cunneen, Tessa Berl, and 43 great-grandchildren.
Monday, May 7th 2018
Gene John Etchart
Monday, May 7th 2018
Gene John Etchart
Gene John Etchart passed to his Heavenly Home on May 3, 2018, with family at his side. Gene was born in Glasgow on Dec. 26, 1916, to John and Catherine Etchart, Basque immigrants from the French Pyrenees who came to Montana and settled on the grasslands north of the Missouri river in 1912. Gene, his older sister and three younger brothers were raised on that remote sheep ranch, which grew to nearly 250,000 acres and ran 30,000 sheep together with a fine herd of registered Herefords. Their early one-room school experience included a teacher’s admonition to Catherine to never speak Basque in their home as the kids needed to learn to speak English. They grew up involved in every aspect of the ranch. By age 10, Gene was part of the crew that drove 25 teams of horses to mow, rake and gather hay. By his mid-teens, he was accompanying railcars of cattle to market in Chicago, trips sometimes scheduled at his request to coincide with Notre Dame home football games in South Bend. His education included schools in Tampico, Glasgow, Notre Dame Academy in North Dakota, the Ursuline Academy in Great Falls, and Mount St. Charles in Helena, which later became Carroll College. In 1975, Gene was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Carroll. He always loved the Scotties, the Fighting Irish and Carroll’s Fighting Saints.

As Gene grew up, barnstorming airplanes flying overhead fascinated him. Anytime a pilot or instructor could be talked into giving a ride or a flying lesson, he went. His mother’s brother had died as a pilot in WWI, making his parents reluctant about his aviation interest. In spite of that, Gene was a licensed pilot and flight instructor and owned an Aeronca airplane by age 20. Gene gradually taught his parents to appreciate the “high lopin’ buckskin’s” utility on the ranch. His father’s typical journey to supply scattered sheep camps would take more than a week in a heavily loaded buckboard. One day, Gene put his dad in the back seat and gave him an aerial tour of all of those camps, landing at several. They were back at headquarters by lunchtime. With that convenience, plus the plane’s utility for confirming livestock whereabouts and coyote control, the airplane became a key part of the ranch operation. Gene taught his younger brothers, many of his friends and eventually some of his children, grandchildren and a daughter-in-law to fly.

Flying proficiency led Gene to own and operate three Civilian Pilot Training Program flying schools in Montana before WWII. After Pearl Harbor, Gene and his crew were assumed into the Army Air Corps as flight instructors. On a weekend away from his flying duties in 1942, he married his Glasgow sweetheart, Elaine Newton, in Las Vegas. His father died suddenly when Gene was 26 years old, bringing Gene and Elaine back home to operate the Etchart Ranch and raise their family of five children. With Elaine tending the children in Glasgow and managing the office and bookkeeping, Gene focused on the operations of the ranch. When Gene’s younger brothers returned from the military, Gene sold them his interest in the Etchart Ranch, and then he and Elaine built Hinsdale Livestock Company, which they operated until their retirement. Gene was an innovator, having one of the BLM’s first Allotment Management Plans and one of the original silage operations and automated feed yards in the Milk River Valley.

Gene, like his father before him, was involved in the politics of the livestock industry, especially as it pertained to public lands. Gene chaired the BLM National Advisory Board Council in the 1950s, as well as the Federal Land Law Review Commission in the 1960s and served as president of the Public Lands Council in the early 1970s. In 1975, Gene was recognized by the Department of Interior as “Conservationist of the Year.” He served many years on the Boards of the Montana Stockgrowers, Montana Livestock Ag Credit, the Helena Branch of the Federal Reserve, and Montana’s Reserve Water Compact Commission. As the young president of the Montana Stockgrowers, during the organization’s Diamond Jubilee year, he promoted sending Montana steaks to the then-last place 1959 New York Yankees, steaks they ate for breakfast before a weekend sweep of the Baltimore Orioles … starting the Yankees’ run back into contention. Montana steaks for breakfast made the news.

Family, ranching, flying and storytelling were his loves. Gene maintained his flying status to nearly age 95. He pioneered utilizing the airplane on the ranch; his five-digit pilot’s license number was among America’s longest active licenses. His interest in physical fitness was instrumental in promoting Glasgow’s first racquetball court in the 1960s, where he could rekindle the jai alai skills (a traditional Basque game) which he developed while at Mount St. Charles. He credited his longevity to exercise and his Montana beef diet. His passion for saving history had him taping old timers’ stories as far back as the 1960s, interviews which became basis for several books he has compiled about Montana history and lore. Gene was a proud man; proud of his family, proud of the country he calls home, proud of his Basque heritage and proud of his chosen profession: Rancher. He lived the Faith instilled in him by his parents; he was a good citizen and a gentleman.

At an all-family reunion recently, Gene and Elaine celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary, Elaine’s 95th and Gene’s 100th birthdays. This gathering represented their greatest joy; nothing surpassed the love and pride they held for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Gene lost his beautiful bride Elaine seven months ago and his son John Newton Etchart a year ago. He was also preceded in death by his grandson, Jacob Etchart; son-in-law Brent Frederickson (Jacque); granddaughter Sally Jo Page Haynie; and daughter-in-law Sarah Etchart (John). Also preceding him in death were his parents; Elaine’s parents, Bill and Annie Newton; his sister, Ferne; and his brothers, Mark and Leonard.

He is survived by his brother, Mitch Etchart of Glasgow; daughters Michele (Steve) Page of Billings, Janeen (Tom) McCarvel of Helena, Jacqueline Jeanne Frederickson of Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia; son Joe (Patt) of Glasgow; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; his cousin, Jeanine Etchegaray of Les Aldudes, France; brother-in-law Kenny Newton of Glasgow; sisters-in-law June (Dean) Newton, Delores (Mark) Etchart; and numerous nieces and nephews.

It was Elaine’s request that their lives be celebrated together. There will be a funeral Mass for Gene and Elaine at St. Raphael’s Church in Glasgow at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23 (their 76th wedding anniversary).

Rather than flowers, if you are inclined to consider a memorial gift the family favorites include Carroll College, the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, St. Raphael’s, and RiverStone Hospice of Billings.

Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary is handling Billings arrangements and Bell Mortuary is handling Glasgow arrangements.

Friday, May 4th 2018
Byron Mathias Lindsay
Byron Mathias Lindsay of Saint Marie, MT died Sunday, March 18, 2018. Byron was the sixth of seven children, born in Wheaton, MN on January 11, 1930 to Math and Blanche (Sauby) Lindsay. He grew up on the family farm in Rosholt SD and graduated from Sisseton High School in 1947.

Byron worked on the family farm for 3 years before joining the Air Force on April 30, 1950. Byron remained in the Air Force for 20+ years. He was honorably discharged on September 30, 1971.

On June 24, 1955 Byron married Elinor Tyte at the First United Methodist Church in Riverhead, NY. While in the military, Byron resided with his family in England, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Illinois, Alaska, Mississippi, and New York. In 1990, Byron and Elinor retired to Saint Marie, MT- where he became an active part of the community.

Byron was active in the Glasgow Methodist Church, Masons, Shriners, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. Byron served as Grand Master of the Montana Odd Fellows in 2002-2003.

Byron is survived by his wife Elinor; three daughters, Sandra Goleski of Riverhead, NY, Loretta (Mark) Goldberg of Peoria, AZ and Deanna (Don) Harter of Alvin, TX; and one son, David (Carmen) of Towson, MD. Fifteen Grandchildren, Jeffrey (Monika) ODell, John Goleski, Nicole Goleski, Matthew (Kate) Goldberg, Allison Goldberg, Shelley Goldberg, Emilie (Brian) McDonald, Craig (Erica) Lindsay, Nicholas Harter, D.J. Harter, Tyler Lindsay, Mia Lindsay, Maddox Lindsay, Lily Lindsay, and Violet Lindsay; and four great-grandchildren, Marie Sapp, Raina McDonald, Kaiden McDonald and Charles Goldberg. Byron is also survived by two sisters, Marilyn Meyer of Sioux, SD and Marlys (Gene) Nelson of Stillwater, MN. Byron was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 2PM-5PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Memorial services will be held at Bell Mortuary on Sunday, May 6th starting at 2PM, with full military honors.

Monday, April 30th 2018
Byron Lindsay
The Family of Byron Lindsay will receive friends from 2:00 – 5:00p.m. Saturday, May 5th, at the Bell Mortuary. Memorial Service will be Sunday, May 6th, at 2:00p.m. at Bell Mortuary with Howard Pippin officiating.

Monday, April 30th 2018
Florence Schumacher
MALTA-Florence Schumacher 87, retired schoolteacher, passed away Friday, April 27 with her family by her side.

The family will receive friends 6:00 P.M., Monday, April 30 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Malta. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Florence was born April 13, 1931, in Belt, MT, the daughter of John M. and Flora T. (Krier) Howanach. She attended schools in Belt, graduating from Belt Valley High School in 1949. Florence graduated from Montana State College with a teaching degree in 1953, where she remembered taking her first teaching position at Fairfield, MT for $3,600.00 per year. In 1954, Florence moved to Malta, MT. where she met her husband Lee Vaughn Schumacher of Malta and they were married June 30, 1956 in St. Marks Catholic Church in Belt, MT. Florence taught for 36 ½ years retiring in 1993. She said if she had not taken time off to be with her children when they were born it would have been well over 40 years of teaching. While teaching she was active as FHA Advisor/concessions -selling tens of thousands of hot dogs and soda-, drill team, tumbling team and the Junior Miss Program. Florence coached AAU Girls Basketball and Track. She coached the M-ettes to two AAU Girls Basketball titles in 1967 and 1968. Florence stated, “I was not qualified to be a coach. I was qualified to be a teacher, but in those days if they needed a coach for something and you could walk and talk, you got the job. And I could do both.” Many will remember her banquets, meals and selling you a ticket, popcorn and a coke while you were at a ball game. After retirement, Florence enjoyed the garden club, Retired Teachers of Northeast Montana, Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gama, Floriculture Supervisor at the Phillips County Fair, and once again back at the high school, selling tickets for many athletic events at Malta High School. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

In October of 2010 Florence moved to Glasgow (Prairie Ridge Retirement Village) to be closer to her grandchildren, although her heart would always be in Malta, the high school and with her friends. Florence did return to Malta (Hi-Line Retirement Center) in 2017 as her health declined and she needed more help. At HLRC she met up again, with former students and friends.

Through Florence’s journey, she made lifelong friends who became her family, whether it was Mike or Suzanne’s friends, coworkers, club members or care givers. She will be remembered for being “tough but fair” and always giving you the “honest” answer.

Survivors include her son, Michael (Mary) Schumacher of Seattle; daughter, Suzanne (Scott) Billingsley of Glasgow; grandchildren, Miles Adams, Patrick Billingsley, Rachel & Jordan Billingsley; Sister, Sr. Johnelle Howanach and her daughter, Melissa “Lissie” Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn, on February 25, 1986; and her parents.

Monday, April 23rd 2018
Delores L. Wentland
Dolores L. Wentland, age 71, of Glasgow passed away April 15, 2018 in Billings, Montana.
She was born in Holyoke Massachusetts, on October 24, 1946. She was later adopted by her loving parents Amos and Charlotte (Frischkorn) Carrignan. She was raised in New Haven, Connecticut and later moved to Stamford Connecticut where she attended high school. The family spent many wonderful days at Candlewood Lake and Cape Cod. She and her cousins, John, Susan and Dick Hendrie practically grew up on the beach. She met the love of her life Harold Wentland at Jamestown College in North Dakota. They were married September 18, 1966 in Bozeman, Montana. She knew that nursing was in her blood and pursued a nursing career. Dolores and Harold raised two wonderful children, Eric was born in 1970 and Nikki was born in 1972.
After the children were in school, Dolores returned to nursing. She worked at Glendive Medical Center for 12 years. While living in Glendive, Dolores’s mother moved in with the family. When Charlotte suddenly needed kidney dialysis Dolores took on that responsibility too. After the family moved to Glasgow, she worked at Valley View Nursing Home- for over 24 years. In 2016 she suffered cardiac arrest and spent many months in Billings at Advanced Care and Aspen Meadows where she received excellent care. She returned home to Glasgow in December. Harold and Home Health Care provided loving support.
Dolores is survived by her husband Harold of Glasgow and a daughter Nicole R. Peterson of Billings Montana. She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Eric.
Memorial Service will be Thursday April 26, 1:00 P.M. at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow with luncheon to follow. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.
Monday, April 23rd 2018
Charlotte Waber Claypool
Charlotte Waber Claypool, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, 89, passed away peacefully into her Heavenly Father’s loving arms on April 18, 2018. Charlotte was born February 2, 1929 to Oswald and Nina Waber in Glasgow, Montana.
Charlotte was an only child, but had many stories about her adventures with her cousins and neighborhood friends. She graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1947. She then traveled to Minnesota to attend a business school. Upon returning to Hinsdale, she married Robert Claypool on March 21st 1948, and they enjoyed 70 eventful years of marriage. To this union, three children were born, Diane, Jane and Duane.
Charlotte worked at the Hinsdale Post Office for several years, and then started a 30 year career with the Hinsdale school district as the clerk. She was dedicated to the financial structure of the school district and earned the praise of several superintendents and board members that worked with her at HHS. The successful final auditing of her “books” at the end of June was a cause for celebration each year. She also kept the books for the grocery store they owned and was treasurer for several local organizations.
Charlotte was a superb seamstress and volunteered countless hours as a 4-H leader teaching many young members how to sew. She designed her own wedding dress and sewed numerous prom dresses and clothes for her daughters. She also helped construct both of her daughter’s wedding dresses.
She was an active member of the United Methodist Women and the Hinsdale Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a former Worthy Matron and longtime treasurer of the Riverview Chapter of the order of Eastern Star. Both she and Bob were staunch supporters of the school and the town of Hinsdale. Whenever there was an all school reunion or 4th of July activity, you would see them helping out selling tickets or fireworks.
Charlotte and Bob enjoyed their retirement to the fullest by traveling all over the United States, Europe, and cruising in Alaska and the Panama Canal. They wintered in Yuma Arizona for several years, enjoying the warm weather and making new friends. Charlotte never knew a stranger, because if you talked to her for just a few minutes, she would glean all of your personal history and be considered a friend by the end of the conversation. She also knew how to get strategic information from her grandchildren.
Charlotte’s greatest joy came from her family. She was a wonderful cook and so enjoyed hosting many Christmases for the family. No one could make turkey dressing or cinnamon rolls as delicious as grandma’s. She insisted that all Christmas gatherings had to include the annual family photo.
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Robert, her three children Diane (Mark) Ball, Jane Frye (Mark Stiver), Duane (Laurie) Claypool; her grandchildren, Shawn (Mariah) Ball, Justin (Jamie) Ball, Jeremy (Marissa) Frye, Jason (Kristy) Frye, Bryan Claypool and Anna Claypool; her great- grandchildren are Brooke and Cade Ball, Logan, Colter, Taylor and Bridger Ball, Ethan and Kaleb Frye, McKinley and Piper Frye. She was preceded in death by her parents Oswald and Nina Waber and son-in-law, Jack Frye.
Service will be held In Hinsdale April 28, 11:00 Am at the Hinsdale High School. Burial in the Hillview Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Willy Nelson Legion Hall Post # 45.
Monday, April 9th 2018
Grace Bernice Fullerton
Grace Bernice Fullerton, 92, passed away peacefully at Faith Lutheran Home on April 4, 2018.
Grace was born October 19, 1925 to Betsy (Engg) and George Shipp. She was delivered by her father. She attended school at Rose Hill, Irle and Glasgow Schools.
Grace married Art Fullerton and to this union there were born eight children.
Grace loved to bowl and did so as long as she could. She made many treasures for her family and friends with her embroidery and blankets.
Grace is preceded in death by her brothers, Lloyd, Kenny, and Albert; her parents, George and Betsy; and a granddaughter, Deanna Penor.
She is survived by her eight children, Bernice Penor of Washington, Darlene Holt of Havre, Montana, Chet Fullerton of Bayard, Nebraska, Gloria Scott of Libby, Montana, LeRoy Fullerton of Nashua, Montana, Liz Kwasney of Circle, Montana, Peggy Fullerton of Glasgow, Montana and Herbert Fullerton of Glasgow, Montana; 27 grandchildren; 83 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild; brothers, Marvin and Lawrence Shipp; sisters, Dolores Schneider and Bertha Root; numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends 5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Bell Mortuary. Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Glasgow Evangelical Church with Pastor Bonnie Novak Officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the VFW Fort Peck Post #3107.
Monday, April 9th 2018
Mary Estella Moseley Cilz
Mary Estella Moseley Cilz passed away peacefully on April 5, 2018 at Valley View nursing home in Glasgow, Montana.

Mary was born May 17, 1931 in Dover, Montana to Rose Evelyn Carver and Charles Louis Moseley. She attended schools in Great Falls, Judith Gap, Bainville and Glasgow, Montana, graduating from Glasgow High in 1949. She met and married Edward Tade Jr. in 1950. From that union four children were born; Larry Edward Tade, Jerry Lee Tade, Debra Kay Tade and Vicki Jo Tade. They were divorced in 1967. In 1970 she married Arthur H. Cilz, a very kind and loving man.

Mary worked for Valley County in the Clerk and Recorders office as a Deputy Clerk for 30 years and she retired in 1994. In 2014 she moved to Prairie Ridge Village where she renewed many old friendships and thoroughly enjoyed bingo, horseracing and all the other activities.

Mary enjoyed attending volleyball games and basketball games when her grandkids played, and enjoyed visiting with grandchildren and great-grandchildren whenever possible. Mary enjoyed traveling, camping, sports on TV, baking, flower gardening and any activities at her church. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Glasgow and served as Treasurer for over 20 years and where she shared her love with her Lord Jesus Christ with her church family.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Cilz; her mother Rose E. Bretzke; her father Charles L. Moseley; baby brother, William Ralph Moseley; sister, Betty R. (Don) Abern; stepsons, Henry Cilz and Bobby Cilz; step-grandson, Scott Siers; brothers-in-law Fred Cilz, Ralph Anderson, Vernon Anderson and Rupert Cilz; stepfather, Leo (Bertha) Bretzke; and sisters-in law, Laura Anderson of Salem, Oregon, Ella Anderson of Minot and Arliene Cilz of Rugby, North Dakota .

Mary is survived by a brother, Jim (Carol) Moseley of Whitefish, Montana; sons, Larry E. (Beverly) Tade of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Jerry (Teresa) Tade of Glasgow, Montana; daughters, Debra Tade Glasgow, Montana and Vicki Jo (Sean) Beaulieu of Missoula, Montana; stepchildren, Marlin (Debbie) Cilz, and Kristine (Jim) Webb all of Malta, Montana; 28 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren: one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews as well as her loving church family.

Family will receive friends 5:00 ~ 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2018 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor John Vallie officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will follow burial at the VFW Fort Peck Post #3107 in Glasgow, Montana. Memorials may be made in Mary's name to Faith Lutheran Church of Glasgow, or Prairie Ridge Village of Glasgow. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Friday, April 6th 2018
Grace Fullerton
Grace Fullerton, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, Montana. Family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Bell Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Glasgow Evangelical Church, with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating, burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.


Monday, April 2nd 2018
Chad J. Smith
Chad J. Smith, 46, of Glasgow, Montana passed at his home in late March.
Chad was born July 17, 1971 in Kellogg, Idaho to Pete Smith and Cherlyen McLaurin. Chad attended school in Nashua, Fort Peck, and Glasgow; ending back in Nashua for his high school years. He left school before graduating to move to Idaho to stay with his father.
He had a seamless rain gutter business in Spokane with his brother, Dwayne for several years. He left Spokane and took up trucking out of Great Falls and was able to see much of the United States. After ten years of traveling he decided to be with his family in Glasgow. He worked at the Oasis as a bartender, he worked on vehicles and then for the Valley Transit.
He loved bike racing, his boat, walleye fishing, snowmobiling and working on his and others trucks. He loved wood working. He loved his garden, watching it grow and harvesting it and went as far as to learn canning. Being self-taught, there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. He totally enjoyed hanging out with Levi and James in anything he did. His smile could light up a room.
Chad is preceded in death by a brother, Todd Smith; uncles, Gary Schroeder and Terry Metvedt; aunt, Carol DuBeau; grandmother, Ovidia Metvedt; and numerous great-aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his mother, Cherylen McLaurin of Glasgow, Montana; father, Peter Smith of Rathdrum, Idaho; brothers, Dwayne (Tami) Smith, Levi McLaurin, and James McLaurin; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Bell Mortuary, with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Nashua Cemetery. Condolences can be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Thursday, March 29th 2018
Larry Gordon DuBeau
Larry Gordon DuBeau, 80, passed away of natural causes at his home in Park Grove Monday, March 26, 2018.
Larry was born January 10, 1938 to Hazel (Cornwell) and William “Eddie” DuBeau in Glasgow, Montana. He was the third of five children and the only one without a nickname. He attended elementary school in Fort Peck and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1956. After high school he worked at the Glasgow Air Force Base.
On December 19, 1957 he married the love of his life, Frances “Fritzie” Bondy. He started working for Eagle Western in 1959 on the second power house in Fort Peck. Continuing construction work, they traveled most of the Western United States for the next 22 years. On August 1, 1977 Fritzie and Larry purchased their home and the trailer court in Park Grove, planning for retirement. In March of 1982 he hung up his hard hat and put on his Bartender apron when they purchased The Park Grove Bar and Café. He served many Valley County residents their first drink on their 21st birthdays. He worked right up till the time of his death.
You couldn’t have found a more honest, trusting man. He was always up for a game of pool or darts. He took pride in his yard and garden and was always ready to rake or burn a few leaves. Larry enjoyed spending time with his family: boating, pulling skiers, or just sitting on the swing watching. He was an avid hunter and fisherman in his younger years.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brother, Ed and sister, Carroll.
He is survived by his four children: Gordon “Gordy” (Val) DuBeau of Gillette, Wyoming, Roxanna “Roxy” (Willie) Williams of Gillette, Wyoming, Kimberly “Kim” (Doug) Cook of Park Grove, Montana, and Robin (Reed) Sutton of Billings, Montana; his grandchildren, Joshua (Stayce) Williams, Beau (Kate) Williams and Kaytlyn Williams of Gillette, Wyoming, David (Jodi) Tracy of California, Jory (Cortney) Cook of Park Grove, Montana, Shandy (Fuzz) Stingley of Nashua, Montana, Ali Cook (Jaime Riseden) of Great Falls, Montana, Ty and Jax Sutton of Billings, Montana; fourteen great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon (Dick) Olson; brother, Punk DuBeau and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He will be forever missed.
A Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Private family burial will follow in the Nashua Cemetery. A luncheon will be 1:00 p.m. at The Park Grove Bar and Café following burial.
Monday, March 26th 2018
Byron Mathias Lindsay
Byron Mathias Lindsay of Saint Marie, MT died Sunday, March 18, 2018. Byron was the sixth of seven children, born in Wheaton, MN on January 11, 1930 to Math and Blanche (Sauby) Lindsay. He grew up on the family farm in Rosholt SD and graduated from Sisseton High School in 1947.
Byron worked on the family farm for 3 years before joining the Air Force on April 30, 1950. Byron remained in the Air Force for 20+ years. He was honorably discharged on September 30, 1971.
On June 24, 1955 Byron married Elinor Tyte at the First United Methodist Church in Riverhead, NY. While in the military, Byron resided with his family in England, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Illinois, Alaska, Mississippi, and New York. In 1990, Byron and Elinor retired to Saint Marie, MT- where he became an active part of the community.
Byron was active in the Glasgow Methodist Church, Masons, Shriners, Odd Fellows and Rebekahs. Byron served as Grand Master of the Montana Odd Fellows in 2002-2003.
Byron is survived by his wife Elinor; three daughters, Sandra Goleski of Riverhead, NY, Loretta (Mark) Goldberg of Peoria, AZ and Deanna (Don) Harter of Alvin, TX; and one son, David (Carmen) of Towson, MD. Fifteen Grandchildren, Jeffrey (Monika) ODell, John Goleski, Nicole Goleski, Matthew (Kate) Goldberg, Allison Goldberg, Shelley Goldberg, Emilie (Brian) McDonald, Craig (Erica) Lindsay, Nicholas Harter, D.J. Harter, Tyler Lindsay, Mia Lindsay, Maddox Lindsay, Lily Lindsay, and Violet Lindsay; and four great-grandchildren, Marie Sapp, Raina McDonald, Kaiden McDonald and Charles Goldberg. Byron is also survived by two sisters, Marilyn Meyer of Sioux, SD and Marlys (Gene) Nelson of Stillwater, MN. Byron was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 2PM-5PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral services will be held at the mortuary on Sunday, May 6th starting at 2PM, with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating.
Tuesday, March 20th 2018
Jeanette E. Forest
Jeanette E. Forest, 81 passed away on February 19, 2018 surrounded by her family. Jeanette was the firstborn child of John & Esther (Opland) Brenden on October 16, 1936 in Glasgow. She was educated in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School. On August 10, 1953 she married O.K. Forest and to this union they had three children; Deena, Mike and Kim. They made their home in Glasgow and a few years later moved to Wolf Point to run the Wolf Point Readi-Mix.

She had many talents some of her favorites were sewing, stain glass, planting flowers and making unique floral arrangements. Jeanette enjoyed bowling and was an avid reader. She was always doing a project. She went on wagon trains and rodeos in her early years, giving tours at the Fort Peck Dam and spent ten years designing at the Glasgow Flower Shop.

After retiring they moved to Park Grove by Fort Peck, later moved to Bullhead City AZ. to enjoy the warm weather until making their way back to Glasgow near family and friends.

Jeanette is survived by her husband O.K. of 64 years. Son: Mike/Laura Forest of Peerless and their children Chad/Jackie of Richland and Kyla Forest of Billings. Daughter: Kim/Dennis Visser of Williston and their children; Jade of Denver CO and his daughter Brianna of MN; Ryan and his children Kaeley & Elijah of Williston; and Jaclyn/Casey Bohanon of Lebanon TN. The children of the late Deena DeWitt: Stacey DeWitt and her children Walker DeWitt/Shayna and Slade Martinez all of Billings and Maestro Martinez of Wolf Point; Justin/Arden DeWitt and their children Miexel and LaSandra DeWitt all of Wolf Point. Jeanette is survived by three Sisters; Darlene/John Ramsbacher of Missoula, Betty/Daryl Trueblood of Kalispell and Susan/Dale Vertz of Tucson AZ and a Brother Gary/Jo Brenden of Saint Augustine FL and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Brother Dick Brenden and Daughter Deena DeWitt.

Cremation has taken place and Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is assisting the family. A Celebration of Jeanette’s Life will take place on March 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Bell Mortuary Chapel; 701 2nd Ave South in Glasgow. Inurnment will take place later in the Forest family plot in Poplar Cemetery.

Tuesday, March 20th 2018
Lauren Paul Stingley
Lauren Paul Stingley, age 52, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, in Spokane, Wash.

Lauren was born on November 3, 1965, in Dickinson, N.D., to Leon Stingley and Ardella (Kruckenberg) Stingley. He spent his childhood growing up in Fort Peck and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1985. After graduating Lauren enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served his country for 20 years before retiring in 2005. During his time in the Air Force, Lauren served in Nevada, Washington, Delaware, Guam, Korea and the Middle East. While serving at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev., he met the love of his life, Sharon Crigger, and married on December 12, 1987, and become the proud father of Sharon's son, Jason. Jadon later joined the family while stationed in Delaware.

Lauren was an avid lover of the outdoors who enjoyed spending his weekends on his boat fishing on Lake Roosevelt. He thoroughly enjoyed playing basketball, winning Hoopfest 10 times and recently picked up country swing dancing. Lauren thought of others and was always more than willing to help out others in their time of need, often when they didn't ask. He was caring, selfless, kind and a true joy to be around.

Lauren is preceded in death by his parents Leon and Ardella; his father in-law; and brother in-law David.

Lauren is survived by his wife Sharon; two sons Jason (Nicole) Crigger and Jadon; four brothers Jeff (Linda) of Alma, Wis., Kyle (Kim) of Glasgow, Mike (Shandy) of Nashua and Robert (Carol) of Riverton, Wyo.; two sisters Joy (Roger) Detienne and Lisa (Jon) Wiltfong of Glasgow; sister in-law Roxanne; brother in-laws Tony,and Bobbie; and mother in-law Shirley Miller; along with numerous nieces and nephews who adored him.

Visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane, Wash on Wednesday, March 21, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Thursday, March 22, at 1 p.m. with interment to follow at Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, Wash.

Monday, March 19th 2018
Phyllis Edna Schultz

Phyllis Edna Schultz (Duckwitz) passed from this world into heaven on March 17th, the birthday of her beloved husband, Barney, who along with Jesus, welcomed her with open arms.

Phyllis was born 82 years ago in a log cabin in southwestern North Dakota as the second of Arnold and Ethel (Hoerauf) Duckwitz’s twelve children. She grew up on their family farm near Hebron, North Dakota. After high school, she earned a teaching certificate at Dickinson State Teacher’s College. She formally taught one year in a one-room school house, but never stopped teaching whether it was at Sunday School, 4-H, Cub Scouts, or any other teachable moment. Through her, many of us have learned to sew, knit, cook, and care for others.

Phyllis and Bernard Schultz were married during a 3-day military leave on June 1, 1956. Dad spent their first year in Germany, but they stayed close by reading the same devotional and writing letters. Words were important to mom. You probably received a letter or card out of love from her sometime. She wrote in journals daily. She enjoyed wise quotations, but above all, she treasured the words of the Bible in her heart and knew Jesus as the Living Word. Many of us can close our eyes and hear mom reading something aloud to us. Her daily phone texts were endearing.

Phyllis and Barney raised their family of five children in Riverdale, North Dakota until 1974 when they moved to Fort Peck, Montana. After two years they moved into Glasgow where she lived the remainder of her life.

Phyllis is survived by her five children: Terry (Kim) Jung, Glasgow, MT; Dale (Dorothy) Schultz, Butte, MT; Daryl (Deb) Schultz, Havre, MT; Patrick (Annette) Schultz, Fargo, ND; and Connie Sharp, Glasgow, MT; eleven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren; four brothers and five sisters: Wallace (Darlene) Duckwitz; Marilyn (Don) Schlafman; Margaret (Walt) Mandeville; Fred (Donna Mae) Duckwitz; Marjorie (Milton) Kinghorn; Will (Rita) Duckwitz; Linda Duckwitz, Donnalee (Wayne) Quarberg; and Noel (Cathy) Duckwitz. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters: Sylvia (Dan) Hepner and Lois (Jim) Martz.

Family will receive friends at Bell Mortuary, 6:00 ~ 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Evangelical Church with Pastor Seth Runner officiating. Her body will be laid to rest in Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. Memorials can be made in memory of Phyllis to YNOP (Your Network Of Praise radio station), P.O. Box 2426, Havre, MT 59501

Monday, March 19th 2018
Darryl Eugene Cozad
Darryl Eugene Cozad, age 82, passed away peacefully on March 11th, 2018, in Glasgow, MT.

Darryl was born on Sep. 8, 1935, in Mira Loma, CA. He was the son of Ivan R. Cozad and Dollie A. Pendley. He spent most of his growing up years in Pocatello, Idaho. Where he met and married H. Anita Hayden. They were married for 24 years and spent most of their married life together in
the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Together they had five children.

Later he married Cindy Pennoyer. They had one daughter together and Darryl adopted her daughter Rashael. They lived in Kalispell, Mt., for many years.

Darryl earned a degree in welding. He was self-employed most of his life. He owned several businesses throughout his life. These included a welding shop, a logging company with a team of horses, and a trucking company. For many years, he would cut and sell Christmas trees in Salt Lake City, UT. People would wait for his tree lot to be set up every year. In his later years, he owned his own scrap metal business.

Darryl had a passion for horses. He loved rodeos, wagon train drives, and race horses. He loved his family and the time he was able to spend with them. He enjoyed being outside, skiing, cooking with his dutch ovens, and hunting. He loved traveling to new places. Life was an adventure for him and he enjoyed it. Darryl spent the past 8 years in Glasgow.

Darryl is survived by his brother Calvin Cozad and his sister Glenice Thompson, daughter Karyn Seal, son Justin Cozad (Pam), daughter Darby Rustenbeck, daughter Mesa Atchley (Jay), daughter Jody Jenkins (Lee), and daughter Dallas Heine (Loren). He has 14 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. He loved his family deeply.

A celebration of life will be held on Mar. 24th 2018, at the LDS Church located at 15 Airport Road in Glasgow, MT. The celebration will begin at 10am. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, March 14th 2018
Delores M. Brown
Dolores M. Brown passed away peacefully at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow MT on Friday March 2, 2018. She was 73 years old. She leaves behind three children, Gordon Brown II (Brigitte) of Billings MT, Samantha Brown Floyd (Bruce) of Opheim MT and Cassia Brown Ruiz (Joe) of Lancaster PA. Services will be later this Summer as Dolores’ Daughter Cassia is currently supporting her Daughter Sophia as she undergoes Cancer treatments. A full obituary will be posted at a later date.
Monday, March 12th 2018
Pearl Carol Wesen
Pearl Carol Wesen, 95, of Glasgow, MT passed away peacefully on March 10, 2018 at Valley View Home.
Pearl was born January 1, 1923 in Lwow, Poland to her parents William and Annie (Fidunchuk) Zamotsny. She received her education at Grassland, Alberta in Canada. After graduation, she attended nurses training in Edmonton Alberta and later received her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree.
While in Edmonton she met and married the love of her life Clayton A. Wesen on August 19, 1944. They were stationed in New Orleans, LA while Clayton was in the military, where they lived in the French Quarter. Later they relocated to Glasgow, MT which became their lifelong home and they started their family. She and her dance partner of 62 years, lived and loved together. Family and friends were Pearl’s passion and delight. Her warm smile could always light up any room she entered. Her grandchildren were a huge part of her life. She rarely missed events they participated in and was always their biggest fan. She loved writing letters to family members who did not live nearby. She constantly wanted them to know she was thinking of them and held them all close to her big heart.
Pearl was a member of First Lutheran Church, ELCW, Sarah’s Circle, lifetime member of Odd Fellows and Rebekah’s, American Legion Auxiliary, Birthday Club, Home Demonstration Club, Boots and Belles Square and Round Dancing Club three days a week, a First Lutheran Church Quilter and many more. Pearl was a lady of many talents cooking, gardening, baking, knitting, croqueting, and sewing on a daily basis which kept her busy and she was always giving. Her baking and sewing talents won multiple rosettes from the Valley County Fair. Pearl worked at FMDH for over 40 years. Her door was always open to whomever wanted to come visit, at the same time you would never leave empty handed, or hungry.
Pearl is survived by her children, Evelyn (Ivyl) Wells of Mountain Home, ID, Patricia (Ronald) Garwood of Nashua, MT, Gary Wesen of Glasgow, MT, and Beverly (Mark) Falcon of Billings, MT; eight grandchildren, Stacy Garwood of Nashua, MT, Seth Garwood of Nashua, MT, Greg (Emily) Wells of Meridian, ID, Shawn Garwood of Glasgow, MT, Eric (Sarah) Wells of Eagle, ID, Michael (Cortney) Falcon of Billings, MT, Steven Falcon of Billings MT, and Kimberly (Taylor) Shanahan of Great Falls, MT; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother; a sister; three sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Pearl in death is her beloved husband Clayton; her parents; four sisters, two brothers, and a grandchild.
Family will receive friends 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT with Pastor Todd Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT. Memorials can be made in Pearl’s name to the First Lutheran Church of Glasgow, FMDH Foundation or Valley View Foundation.
Friday, March 9th 2018
Sarah Russell Etchart
Helena - Sarah Russell Etchart, age 70, passed away peacefully March 5, 2018.

Sarah was born Sarah Fortune Russell on August 13, 1947 in Bronxville, New York, to Betty and Edwin Russell — former mayor of Bronxville, senior partner in the Brooklyn law firm of Cullen & Dykman, and President of the New York State Bar Association. A New York debutante, Sarah graduated from Bronxville High School in 1965 and went on to attend Bradford Junior College in Haverfill, Massachusetts. After spending her summers waitressing at Jackson Lake Lodge in Jackson Hole, WY, Sarah fell in love with the Mountain West and graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Sarah's time in Jackson Hole inspired a life-long love for the West, which ultimately brought her to San Francisco and into the advertising business as a media buyer with D'Arcy-McManus & Masius. During this time, Sarah met John Newton Etchart, a young Marine from Glasgow, MT just back from Vietnam, on a blind date. The pair fell in love and were married on October 18, 1975 in the Borromeo Chapel at Carroll College. The newlyweds then moved to Billings where Sarah continued working in advertising and John received a masters degree.

In April 1984, Sarah and John welcomed their only daughter, Jeannie, who was, from the very beginning, the light of their life. The family soon moved to Helena when John took a position with Burlington Northern and Sarah embraced her new life raising young Jeannie, taking care of the home, and engaging in the Helena community.

Sarah was well known for her quick wit, smart and balanced opinions, and extreme generosity. She was selected for a number of leadership positions in the Helena and greater Montana community. She served on the boards of St. Peter's Hospital, Helena Education Foundation, Foundation for Animals, Greater Montana Foundation, and was appointed by the Montana Supreme Court to serve on the Commission on Practice from 2007-2011.

Sarah was the epitome of elegance, regarded for her excellent skills in the kitchen and as a gracious hostess and entertainer. Sarah was often found maintaining her meticulous and flourishing garden, spending time on the tennis courts with dear friends or walking her beloved dogs around the neighborhood.

Sarah was preceded in death, 11 months to the day, by her husband of 41 years, John N. Etchart; parents Ed and Betty Russell; mother-in-law Elaine Etchart; sister-in-law Alicia Russell; brother-in-law Brent Frederickson; nephew Jacob Etchart; and niece Sally Jo Page Haynie. She is survived by her daughter Jeannie; older brother Edwin Larson Russell (Kimberlie) of Watch Hill, RI; father-in-law Gene Etchart; in-laws Michele (Steve) Page, Joe (Patt) Etchart, Janeen (Tom) McCarvel, Jacque Frederickson; and many nieces and nephews and their children. A very special thank you to Marie Lavinder, Jennifer Crowley, and Michelle Suero — the indispensable team of caregivers who became like family these past two years.

A celebration of Sarah's life will be held at the Cathedral of St. Helena on Tuesday, March 13th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a reception at the Montana Club, 24 W 6th Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lewis & Clark Humane Society, P.O. Box 4455, Helena, MT 59604, the Helena Foundation for Animals, P.O. Box 389 Helena, MT 59624 or an organization of the donor's choosing. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Sarah.

Tuesday, March 6th 2018
Clarence George
Our beloved Father, Grandfather, and Brother, Clarence George, age 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Glasgow, Montana on March 3rd, 2018. He always had a great sense of humor and had more to add to every story.
Clarence was born in Mondovi, Wisconsin on June 7th, 1935 to Matt and Lillian George. He was raised in Mondovi and spent many of his summers working on Uncle Christ and Aunt Agnes George’s farm in Arcadia, Wisconsin. He became very close to both of them.
He met the love of his life, Marlene Hanson in Gilmanton, Wisconsin and they moved to Glasgow, Montana and married. They were married for 65 years and had 6 children; Dave, Joanne, Linda, Dan, Mike, and Lana.
They moved to Montana to join Marlene’s relatives who were helping to build the Farmers Union Elevator where he started working. He then worked at the Fort Peck Dam as a foreman for a few years. Clarence was a self-taught mechanic and could fix anything. Anyone that knew him, appreciated that he would jump right in to help them.
He worked for Earl’s Body Shop and had a great friendship with the Hallock family. While there he worked as a mechanic/salesman. He retired from there after 14 years and then went to work for the Cenex station as the assistant-manager for 7 years.
He then went to work for the Glasgow School District as the supervisor/mechanic for the bus barn for 10 years and then drove bus for another 8 years. He truly loved hauling all the sports teams to and from Glasgow, especially the wrestlers.
Clarence started leasing land and haying with the help of his sons, Dan and Mike each summer. He then purchased the Milk River Farm in 1980, which was his pride and joy. He was always out there after work and weekends farming and raising pigs, sheep, peacocks, llamas, cows, and chickens. After retiring he spent many hours out there trying to keep the equipment running to cut that hay. He and Marlene always had a great garden, taking pride in the vegetables they grew. Dave and Shelly purchased the farm in 2013 and they still enjoyed going out to garden and caring for the animals.
He is preceded in death by his parents Matt and Lilian George; his brothers Wayne Schafer and Larry George; and his sister Phyllis Burt.
He is survived by his loving wife Marlene; his six children Dave (Shelly) George of Glasgow, Montana, Joanne (Roger) Snedigar of Kalispell, Montana, Linda (Greg) Moreno of Gig Harbor, Washington, Dan (Christine) George of Bixby, Oklahoma, Mike (Sherry) George of Fairfield, Montana, and Lana (Gordon) Moberly of Kalispell, Montana; his grandchildren Tyler (Kim) George of Sheridan, Wyoming, Ryan (Erin) George of Joliet, Montana, Chris (Melissa) George of Missoula, Montana, Michael Snedigar of Kalispell, Montana, Lena (Josh) Stewart of Kalispell, Montana, Alisha (Tony) Kazmierczak of Kalispell, Montana Nina (Tim) Vianno of Kalispell, Montana, Justin (Kailey) Moreno of Gig Harbor, Washington, Alisha (Alex) Criss of New Jersey, Vicky (Jake) George, Matt (Courtney) George, Kalynn Maag of Great Falls, Montana and James Palmer of Billings, Montana; two brothers Norman (Doris) George of Billings, Montana and William (Christine) George of Kingman, Arizona; as well as a brother and sister-in-law Alger and Sandy Hanson.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 10, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Todd Wright officiating. A luncheon will follow the service and burial will be in Highland Cemetery following the luncheon. Condolences may be left at bellmortuaryglasgow.com.
Monday, March 5th 2018
Clinton "Les" Mason
February 27, 2018, the “barefoot boat mechanic” from Fort Peck Marina went to his last best Walleye spot on the lake and took all his fishing secrets with him.
Clinton “Les” Mason was born in Wolf Point, Montana, August 22, 1950 to Clarence “Swede” Mason and Christine Jackson Mason. He grew up in Fort Peck, attending school there and in Nashua, Montana.
He was a natural mechanic and after high school he attended a marine mechanic tech school and began a career that always played a part in his life. He moved to Great Falls in the early 70’s, working on boats and RV’s at Alpenhaus/Sports Motors, now known as White Bear Island Marine. In 1981 it was time to go home to Eastern Montana, this time taking his new wife and step-daughter with him. A son joined the family in the 1983. They made a home in Glasgow and enjoyed everything Fort Peck Lake and the surrounding area had to offer.
In 1982, Northern Border Natural Gas Pipeline was being constructed and Les was hired. Again, his mechanical aptitude stood out, and in the following years he excelled at the computer technology and needed to keep the gas flowing. He officially retired in May, 2017. Until complications from diabetes took its toll, he continued to repair boat motors and keep his friends and fellow fisherman out on the water. Feeling better in his last months, Les was looking forward to a summer on the lake, taking his fair share of Walleye.
Les is preceded in death by his parents and baby brother, Clarence. He is survived by his wife, Loryn “Lori” Mason; son Curtis (Mandy) Mason of Glasgow; daughter JoAnn (Barry) Gilman of Helena; grandchildren Nathan, Aaron and Kaleigh Gilman, Maria Morris and Reyna Merritt; sisters Susan (Buck) Tihista, Frances “Tan” (Ed) Leckie and Sarah Mason; niece Cathy Rodenbaugh; nephews Christopher Leckie and Caleb Mason and three great-nephews.
Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. There will be a celebration of Les’ life at a later date. Condolences may be left at bellmortuaryglasgow.com
To replace the fisherman we have lost, Les’ family suggests, in lieu of flowers, to consider a donation to the “Kids to Fish” program at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, an account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank in Glasgow.
Monday, March 5th 2018
Kenneth T. Floyd
Kenneth T. Floyd, age 90 of Opheim passed away on March 1, 2018 in Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, surrounded by his most valuable treasures- his family.
Ken was born August 20, 1927 to Gilbert & Doris Floyd in Woodrow, Saskatchewan and came to the Tango Community west of Opheim where he, except for his tour of duty in the navy, spent of rest of his life. He married the love of his life, Vivian “Babe” Thievin in Scobey on October 1, 1950. They set up life farming and ranching and soon four sons Mike, Jerry Danny and Len joined them on their journey.
Although Ken loved farming and ranching, he also devoted a large amount of his personal time to his community. He served on the School Board for 15 years, the North Valley Grazing District for 40 years, Northern Electric Board for 17 years, North Valley Ambulance Board, Opheim Rodeo Club and the Opheim Cemetery District. Ken was also a vital part of the American Legion and in July of 2017 was honored with an article highlighting his 70 years as a member and officer.
Ken’s woodworking and mechanical skills were highlighted with his restoration of 1925 Model T car & 1963 Econoline pickup. A mechanical “Bucking Horse” Ken built saw many years of fun and was shown in many parades! Ken fit the title “Jack of all trades”. He was also a private pilot for 63 years and owned both an Aeronca and a Cessna 172 during that time.
Preceding Ken in death were his parents; two brothers, Ross and Robert; and two sons, Jerry and Danny.
Ken is survived by his wife of 67 years, Vivian “Babe” Floyd of Opheim; two sons, Mike (Candy) Floyd of East Wenatchee, WA, and Len (Rosalee) Floyd of Hope, British Columbia; four grandchildren, Kimberly Floyd of Phoenix, AZ, Jared (Megan) Floyd of Gillette, WY, Jacqueline Floyd of Kamloops, British Columbia, and Alexandra Floyd of Kamloops, British Columbia; and great-grandson, Theo Floyd.
Ken was always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need in any way he could.
Open visitation will be Tuesday afternoon March 6th at Bell Mortuary. Visitation will be March 7th 10:00 A.M. in Opheim at the Community Church with funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with burial in the Lawndale Cemetery
Monday, March 5th 2018
Arnold Louis Anderson
Arnold Louis Anderson, 86, of Opheim, Montana, passed away at the Billings Clinic after a short illness and surgery on February 28, 2018. Arnold was born June 28, 1931 on the family homestead in Valley County, south of Opheim. He was the youngest of four children born to Daniel G. and Anna Anderson. Arnold’s father passed away when he was 9 years old, and he and his siblings helped their mother keep the farm solvent through difficult years. He graduated from Opheim High School in 1949.
In 1952, his family was informed by the U.S. Government that either he or his brother, Dan, were required to be drafted into the Armed Services. Arnold, being the younger of the two, volunteered to join. On his way to sign up for the draft, Arnold ran into a friend and both decided to enlist into the U.S. Navy rather than be drafted into the Army. He served his basic training in San Diego and served on the USS Polaris. On a weekend leave from a Naval Station in Japan, he and a friend were taking pictures and had just taken a picture of a woman working in her garden. As they were walking away, a young Japanese woman asked if they would come and have tea with her grandmother (the woman in the garden) because it was an honor to have your picture taken at that time. When they joined the woman for tea in her home, they soon discovered that she was the widow of Commander Yamamoto, the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during WWII and the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack. He and his friend were able to visit extensively with her through her granddaughter who spoke fluent English. During his service in the Navy, Arnold was on all continents, except Australia and Antarctica.
Arnold was honorably discharged from the Navy as a second petty officer in 1955. He returned back to the family farm. On February 10, 1957 he married Mary Lou Gardner in Cut Bank, Montana. They had two children and were married for 41 years. Mary Lou passed away in 1998. Arnold subsequently married Donna Sorum, of Two Harbors, Minnesota, and they spent time traveling between the Opheim farm and their Two Harbors home on the banks of Lake Superior, as well as trips to Florida, the East Coast, and Europe. Arnold cared for Donna until her death in 2015. He then returned to the family farm and lived both there and at Prairie Ridge in Glasgow until his death. He spoke fondly of his extended family at Prairie Ridge and greatly enjoyed his time there socializing and painting. He was asked and honored to be the painting instructor at Prairie Ridge during his time there.
Arnold greatly enjoyed spending time with his many lifelong friends in Opheim as well as new friends he made in Two Harbors, but his time with his children and grandchildren, his siblings and his very special nieces and nephews, as well as Donna’s sons, was priceless to him. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, attending the sporting events of his children and grandchildren, and traveling, but his heart always led him back home to the family farm.
Arnold was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou; his wife, Donna Sorum; his parents; his siblings, Ellen Lenoir, Hazel McGaffey, and Dan Anderson. He is survived by his son Blake L. (Kim) Anderson; his daughter, Judith Anderson (Matt Simley); and his four grandchildren, Teal Hansard (Buc Weisert); Brandon (Darbi) Hansard, Chere and Mitchell Anderson, as well as his dear nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the North Valley EMA or a charity of your choice.

Service will be Tuesday, March 6th at 11:00 A.M. at the Community Church in Opheim with burial in the Lawndale Cemetery.

Thursday, March 1st 2018
Bonnie Rae (Britzman) Billing
Bonnie Rae (Britzman) Billing
July 15, 1953 - February 24, 2018

Bonnie (Britzman) Billing was born July 15, 1953 in Glasgow, the daughter of Carl and Tillie Britzman. She grew up on the family farm south of Glasgow and attended Glasgow schools graduating from GHS in 1971. She then continued her education at Montana State University, graduating in 1975.

After graduation she went to work as a Juvenile Probation Officer for the 16th Judicial District and spent several years living in Miles City. In 1980 she was accepted into the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an FBI Agent where she served in field offices in West Virginia, Chicago, and Austin Texas.

On December 28, 1992 she married Ben Billing in Chicago. With Ben being an airline pilot and Bonnies FBI career, they spent much of their time traveling. Bonnies last assignment took her to Austin Texas where they fell in love with the Texas hill country. So after her retirement in 2004 they bought a little chunk of Texas where they built a house, had a few cows, and took a Montana pup (Bea) to Texas. She used to love to call on a 20 below Montana day and tell how she was sitting on her deck having a toddy and watching their pecan tree blossom.

Bonnie passed away on February 24, 2018 after complications from knee replacement surgery. No services are planned at this time. She has been cremated and her wishes were for her ashes to be buried in the two places she loved- Texas and Glasgow. Ben will be up when the weather warms up and we will have a celebration of her life.

She is survived by her husband Ben, brother Dick Britzman (Bobbie), Uncle Wilmer Britzman, nieces Stacy Britzman, Janeen Britzman, Carla Olson (Ricci) - nephew John Britzman (Katie), and great nieces and nephews - Leinie Hughes, Gabe Hughes, Paityn Britzman, Chezney Olson, Lakelyn Olson, Clair Britzman, Kendal Britzman, and Deshawn Joseph.

Wednesday, February 28th 2018
Gay Marie Anderson
Gay Marie Anderson
Gay Marie (Minnerath) Anderson, 68, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, Monday, February 26, 2018.
She was born to Raymond and Ida (Fjeldheim) Minnerath on April 7, 1949, in Glasgow, Montana. She attended school in Saco until she was in the 7th grade when her family moved to Glasgow. Here she spent the rest of her school days until she graduated in 1967. This enabled her to make lifelong friends from both Saco and Glasgow.
She married Richard Larry Anderson and while they were married, had one son, Gary Thomas Anderson in 1968 and a daughter, Jennifer Marie Anderson-Munden in 1971. In 1981, she married John (Butch) Leckie. Though they later divorced, they remained lifelong friends to this day.
After high school, she worked at Cable-Vision for a few years. She then went to work at the Department of Health and Human Services for the state of Montana where she eventually retired after 30 years of service.
Her family was her pride and joy. She dedicated herself to creating the most wonderful memories with those she loved. Some fondest memories include late nights playing rambunctious games of Spoons, an endless supply of milkshakes, baking monster cookies in the kitchen, sending random care packages to her grandkids that always smelled of cookies, and having the best Easter egg hunts. She had the best house to make endless forts complete with its very own doorbell. Her house was, the "MacGyver" house - she always had whatever someone was looking for. All they had to do was ask and she would point them in the right direction to find it. Her kitchen was a place of gathering for great food, games, and stories. She had the most incredible knack of creating a fabulous sense of home. A sense of comfort just came over anyone who stepped through her door and she made everyone feel welcome in the warmth of her home.
Along with her love of family, she poured her passion into quilting, Bunko nights, enjoying her beloved dog Rango, cooking for her family, and tending to her flower beds. She knew anything and everything about birds and how to entice them into her yard.
She built wonderful friendships with many. She especially enjoyed coffee and drives with her lifelong friend Sue Garsjo and morning breakfasts at the Oasis with her beloved friend Gloria Robertson whom she considered both to be more like family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Ida, her sisters Betty (Minnerath) Fielder and Kerry Ann (Minnerath) Ross, a nephew Mike MInnerath, and a grandson Ethan Munden.
She is survived by two forever loving children; a son Gary (Brenda) Anderson of Glasgow and a daughter Jenny (Travis) Munden of Missoula, grandchildren; Katelin (Taylor) Anderson of Missoula, McKenna Munden, Kinley Munden and Haiden Munden of Missoula, and Gage Anderson of Glasgow, four siblings; one sister Shari Minnerath of Billings, three brothers Ken (Alice) Minnerath of Laurel, Don (Holly) Minnerath and Bob (Patty) Minnerath both of Saco; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service and inurnment will take place in the Saco Cemetery at a date and time to be determined and announced.

Thursday, February 22nd 2018
Myron J. Stratton
Myron J. Stratton, age 90, passed away on February 15th, 2018, in Billings, Montana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock, February 24th, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Burial will be at a later date in Lewistown, Montana where Myron will be laid to rest with his family.

Myron was born January 3rd, 1928, in Moore, Montana. He was one of seven siblings. He was the son of Myron Oscar Stratton and Blanche Marie (Blackman) Stratton. Myron attended two years of high school and then enlisted in the Navy in July of 1945 at the age of 17. Myron was honorably discharged as a Seaman Second Class in August of 1946. After leaving the Navy, Myron spent his time working for the Great Northern Railroad. He took a brief break from his job at the railroad to continue his higher education at Minot State University. After attending college, Myron was rehired by the railroad and worked for many years, as a dispatcher along Montana’s hi-line, before retiring in 1992. Myron enjoyed traveling as well as collecting trains and cars.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents, Myron O. and Blanche M. (Blackman) Stratton; his brothers, Donald E. Farrington, John L. Stratton; his sisters, Betty L. Laveen, Patty A. Goodan, and Jeanette L. Stratton. He is survived by his sister, Barbara L. Nelson (Stratton) of Glasgow, Montana; her children, and many other special nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Myron’s family wishes to thank The Springs at Grand Park and RiverStone Hospice for giving him a loving home and excellent care.

Tuesday, February 20th 2018
Jeanette E. Forest
Jeanette E. Forest, age 81, of Glasgow, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018. Services are pending at this time.
Monday, February 19th 2018
Eugene "Al" Martin
Eugene “Al” Martin, 85, of Glasgow, Montana passed away February 15, 2018 at Valley View Home.
Al was born May 17, 1932, the oldest of two sons to Mary Emma (Falcon) and Albert Martin in Trenton, North Dakota. He went his first ten years of school in Trenton and then to Williston High School, where he graduated from high school.
He married Alpha Overstreet on June 6, 1952 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Trenton, North Dakota. To this union was born seven children.
Al played American Legion Baseball when he was young, he raced cars and go carts and won many trophies. Al worked as a Brakeman-Conductor on the Railroad for thirty-five years. He built a cabin at the Pines Recreation Area and the family enjoyed their time spent there over the years. He had a large H.O. Train Collection, many of which he built himself.
Since his retirement, Al and Alpha spent twenty-two years traveling to Yuma, Arizona in the wintertime. During his time in Yuma, Al took up wood carving classes through the local college. He became a very good woodcarver and we have enjoyed his many creations.
Al is preceded in death by his mother and father; his brother Ralph Martin and is great-granddaughter Victoria Martin.
Al is survived by his wife Alpha; children Twila Martin, Tracy (Ralph) Arnold, Terri (Tony) Peterschick, Teddi (Brent) Shorten, Randy (Lisa) Martin, Tamara Teitelbaum and Tina (Mike) Daggett; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church with celebrant Father Jose Villiparambil. Inurnment will take place at Highland Cemetery following the service. A luncheon will be held at the St. Raphael’s Parish Center following inurnment.
Monday, February 19th 2018
Terrace Kennedy Cole
Terrace Kennedy Cole passed away on February 13, 2018 in Great Falls, MT. He was born on November 18, 1960 the oldest of seven children.

Terry graduated from Glasgow high school in 1979. When he was hired on with BNSF and worked out of Shelby, Cut Bank, Havre, Glasgow and Wolf Point calling crews.

Terry greatest joy was his siblings and nieces and nephews. He was a very kind hearted, loving soul. He would help anyone that asked. And chatting with friends on the Internet.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Dennis and Judy Cole; brother Edmond, and grandparents, Claude and Alpha Traver, and Forrest and Hilda Cole. Survivors include five siblings, Shannon and his wife, Jennifer, Derwin, Denise, Robert and his wife, Helen, Danial and his wife, Nicole. Nieces and nephews, Noah, Lucas, Raina, Kathryne (Quentin), Nikki (Brad), Aby, Duane, Liberty, Thaison (Kimberly), Samara and Sierra, Phoenix (Rocio), Mythias and Mykhia, Mark and Maria, great-nephews and great-nieces, Madison, Hayden, Taylor and Craig and Samirah, Lillyanna, Tristan, Jaxon, Noah, Hiro. One uncle, Darrell Cole; and two aunts, Beryl DeTienne and Tess Watterud.

Services will be held at a later date.

Tuesday, February 13th 2018
Josephine "Jo" Marie Lauckner Dorsey
Josephine “ Jo” Marie Lauckner Dorsey - 81
Josephine “Jo” Dorsey was born on November 24, 1936 in Glasgow, Montana. She was the daughter of William A. Lauckner and Hilda Marie Beer Lauckner. Jo attended twelve years of school, graduating from Nashua School, in Nashua, Montana. She continued her education studying business in Fargo, North Dakota.

Jo married John Lawrence Dorsey, on June 24, 1961. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage before John passed away on February 18, 2013. Jo is survived by her son, William Lawrence Dorsey “Larry”, daughter-in-law Tracy Dorsey and three grandchildren Alexis (22), Kohl (20) and Regan (16) who currently reside in Arizona. Her Montana family includes her sister, Helen Lauckner Heikens (husband-Bob), brothers Andy (wife-Jamie) and Bill Lauckner (wife-Myrna) along with numerous treasured nieces and nephews.

Jo knew how to work hard, in fact, she was most happy when busily working and serving others. Growing up in Montana, Jo began working on the family farm at a young age. Her first job was at Farmers Union Market. She was also employed at First National Bank of Glasgow, Farmer’s Stock Growers Bank of Glasgow, First Security Bank of Montana, and Norwest Bank. She finished her 35 year banking career at Wells Fargo Bank of Glasgow, retiring on March 31, 2000.

Although the majority of Jo’s life was spent living on the highline in Nashua, Montana, she also resided in Missoula, Montana for two years and in Gary, Indiana for three years. She moved to Billings, Montana in August of 2015 to be closer to medical care. Throughout her life, she was surrounded with a special love from her brother Andy’s family. She shared laughter amid many adventures and fun times enjoying a special closeness with her sister-in-law, best friend and caregiver, Jamie Lauckner, brother Andy, niece Katrina (and Lance) and her best buddy, Brexton. While she lived in Billings, Jo also enjoyed many family gatherings with her niece Gayle, nephews Bradley and Andrew, and their families.

A strong Christian, Jo will be remembered for her kindness and quiet strength. As a long-time member of the Lutheran Church, she assisted with numerous church and community functions. At the Nashua Senior Citizens Center, she was an assistant cook for senior meals where she served alongside her good friend, Pat Neulieb. She also aided in the distribution of commodities for many years. Jo belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary of Montana. One of her most loved ventures involved joining P.D.Q.s in Nashua where she was honored to sew memory quilts for families. Jo enjoyed cooking, baking and canning. An important tradition she passed on to her brother, Andy and niece, Katrina is the making of kapusta and padia sauce. Some of her other favorite pastimes included Bingo, Mexican Train, puzzles, hunting and fishing and traveling to rendezvous as a “Mountain Woman” with her husband, John. Jo enjoyed spending time with her large extended family and former co-workers as well as many of the public she knew from working in Glasgow. When visiting her Arizona family, she could often be found in the backyard near the grapefruit or lemon tree enjoying a fresh snack while throwing the ball for Aussie (the family dog) or cheering at one of her grandkids’ sporting events. A fun-loving, proud grandmother, Jo enjoyed hearing about the kids’ activities and achievements when away from them.

After a long, fearless fight battling ovarian, uterus, blood and bone cancer, Jo passed away peacefully in her home at Morning Star Senior Living on February 10th, 2018 at 6:45 pm surrounded by her family’s love. She was blessed by many incredible medical caregivers who walked with her providing support and overall care during this time. Although we will miss her dearly, we know her cheerful spirit will always walk among us.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 16th from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. The funeral service is Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 pm at the Glasgow Evangelical Church. Luncheon will be provided directly after and then burial at the Nashua Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to Bell Mortuary at 701 2nd Avenue South, Glasgow, MT 59230. 480-228-2112.

Monday, February 12th 2018
Deborah Jo (Spillum) Fogle
Deborah Jo (Spillum) Fogle age 54 of Wolf Point, Montana passed away February 10, 2018 at Billings Clinic Hospital after a courageous and hard fought battle against gastric cancer.

Debbie was born on April 5, 1963 to Bayard and Agnes Spillum in Jordan, Montana. She joined brothers Jack and Tom at home and Loren followed not long after. Agnes married William (Bill) Stanton in 1971 and little brother Ebert joined the family, too. Although Bill was her stepfather, Debbie always saw him as her father and loved him dearly.

Debbie loved Brusett and living on the ranch. She was known to jump on a dirt bike and take off into the pine trees. She went to the country school until 1977 then moved into the dorm in Jordan, MT to attend high school. She was an excellent student and finished her junior and senior years in one to graduate early in 1980. After high school, Debbie moved to Billings, briefly, to attend college, but Jordan called her home.

Debbie married Monte Billing in 1984 and their son, Lane, was born in 1987. She married Keith Fogle in 1989 and their daughter, Loni, joined the family in 1990. The family moved to Glasgow in 1992. Keith went to work at the Post Office and Debbie worked part-time at Dairy Queen, but she spent most of her time home with her children. When both kids were in school, she found joy working at Irle School as a Librarian and loved having the same schedule as Lane and Loni. She never missed a play, recital, or sporting event. Camping and boating at Hell Creek were some of Debbie’s favorite things to do in the summer. She loved music and could be seen on the dance floor jitterbugging her heart out. Debbie loved to play darts, shoot pool, throw horseshoes and drink a cold beer. One thing that can be said about Debbie is that she loved to be the boss.

She went to work at Valley Bank for several years before moving to Wolf Point. She worked at Peavey Grain Elevator for several years, eventually settling into a job in Medical Records at Northeast Montana Health Services, that she really enjoyed. Debbie dearly loved all of her work colleagues throughout the years.

Debbie was preceded in death by her father, Bayard Spillum in 1989, her beloved brother Jack in 1997, her step-father Bill Stanton in 2013, and her grandparents.

Debbie is survived by her son Lane Billing; daughter Loni (Tony Gundermann) Fogle; mother Agnes Stanton; brothers Tom Spillum, Loren (Tamara) Spillum and Ebert (Karen) Stanton; grandkids Alice, Charlie and baby Gundermann due in July; several nieces and nephews; special companion Dana Schumacher; daughter-in-law Whitney Swanson and many more special relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 with family receiving friends from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. A prayer will be held at 6:30 PM and will be followed by an open sharing time of our stories with Debbie.

Friday, February 16th, 2018 a visitation with family receiving friends will be from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Stevenson & Son’s Funeral Home in Jordan, Montana. Burial will follow at Hearts of Peace Cemetery in Brusett, Montana. Please join Debbie’s family at The Summit Corral in Jordan, Montana following the graveside service.

Friday, February 9th 2018
Teresa Gail Watson Lenart
Teresa Gail Watson Lenart, age 61, of West, Texas, died surrounded by family on Friday, January 12, 2018, at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, Texas.

An “Independence Day Baby”, Teresa was born July 4th, 1956 to Ray and Vivian Watson in San Diego, California.

Teresa moved from Texas to St. Marie / Glasgow in 2004. While in Montana, she attended college and graduated with honors to become a licensed addiction counselor for the state of Montana, and while in Glasgow, helped a lot of people. A straight shooter, she was loved and adored by her co-workers and clients.

Over her lifetime, she was a medical transcriptionist for the VA hospital in Waco, Texas, and in Oak Cliff, Texas. In the mid 90’s she was a manicurist in her sister’s beauty shop.

Teresa’s hobbies included listening to classic country and golden oldies —which she dearly loved —and playing games on her tablet. She also enjoyed crocheting, social media and riding horses.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Vivian Watson, her sister Kitty Hollifield, grandson Jayson Moore, and nephew Dakota Wood.

Survivors include her daughter Brandy (Tim) Thatcher of Hubbard, Dawn Moore of Missoula, and son James Piel of Malone; sister, Donnice Sorrell of West, Texas; sister Sherry (Cliff) Wood of West, Texas; and brother Don Watson of St. Marie.; four grandchildren, Mallori Slaughter, Destynie Moore, Caleb Moore, Katelyn Brown and Thomas Thatcher; and one great grandchild, Averi (who will be a ‘Big Sister’ this summer). And her beloved dog, Niecey, misses her greatly.

Memorial service was held on January 15th at Hubbard Cowboy Church. Cremation was arranged by Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco.

Memorials may be made to Hillsboro Paw Pals, P.O. box 1533, Hillsboro, TX 76645, or NAMI (National Alliance for Medical Illness) at 800-950-NAMI or info@nami.org.
Friday, February 9th 2018
Fred William Cool
Fred William Cool, age 90, passed away at Whidbey General Hospital from a head injury. He peacefully joined his Lord and Savior on January 25, 2018.

Fred was born in Valley County, Montana on November 12, 1927 to Frederick and Ruth (Borum) Cool. He attended Harmony grade school in Larslan, Montana. Fred graduated from Glasgow High School and attended college at North Central Bible College (NCBC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he obtained his ministerial degree. While attending NCBC, Lois Montag and her friends wanted a ride to the park. Lois knew that Fred had a Buick so she asked him for a ride. Fred, already her secret admirer, gladly accepted and they were soon dating. Fred and Lois married on September 29, 1951 in Lois’ hometown of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

After their wedding they resided in Oshkosh. Fred and Lois were blessed with a son, Stephen Monte Cool, on July 15, 1952. On September 24, 1954, Wesley Frederic Cool joined their family. Upon Fred’s dad’s sudden death in December 1954, the Cools lived in Larslan, Montana during the farming season to help with the family farm. During the rest of the year, they resided at their home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In 1962, the Cool family permanently moved to Larslan, Montana to run the farm and raise sheep and pigs. Wendi Jo joined their family on October 4, 1965. Fred started Cool’s Backhoe Service in 1975. Fred and Lois resided in their Larslan home until 2014 when they moved to Coupeville, Washington to be closer to their daughter and son-in-law.

Fred was a member and deacon of the Assembly of God church in Glasgow, Montana. Fred’s relationship with Jesus Christ was the most important decision in his life. He lived a Christ filled life. Fred believed that it was important to read his Bible and pray at the beginning of every day. If you had the privilege of meeting Mr. Cool, you and your family were automatically added to his prayer list. He lived a life that reflected Christ and the Bible was his guide. Fred loved to joke and tease. He always had a smile to share. He left an impression on everyone he met. Fred loved his family.

Fred is survived by his wife and sweetheart of 66 years, Lois of Coupeville, Washington; son, Stephen (Carol) of Glasgow, Montana; grandson, Joseph (Jennifer) of Bardstown, KY; grandson, Justin (Amanda) of Calais, Maine; son, Wesley (Jackie) of Glendive, Montana; grandson, Treven (Alicia); great grandchildren, Peyton and Conall of Glendive, Montana; granddaughter, Trenna (Bob) Antonelli; great grandchildren, Jayden, Genesis, Noelle, Gabrielle of Rifle, Colorado ; daughter, Wendi Tow (Mike Anderson) of Oak Harbor, Washington; grandson, Micah Tow (Alexis Elsevier) of Oak Harbor, Washington; granddaughter, Chelsi (Sean) Simpson of Pinehurst, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Joanne (Montag) Ohlin and brother-in-law, John Ohlin of Springfield, Missouri; cousin, Conrad (Carol) Eckert of Stevensville, Montana and many cousins.

Fred is preceded in death by his father, Frederick; mother, Ruth; sister, Dorothea Alice Bertelsen; brother-in-law, Verner Bertelsen; sister, Violet Mae Belling; brother-in-law, Olaf Belling; grandson, John Wesley Cool; father-in-law, John Montag; mother-in-law, Esther (Schroeder) Montag; brother-in-law, John Montag, Jr.

A cremation has taken place and a memorial service will follow at a later date in Glasgow, Montana.

Tuesday, February 6th 2018
Lona Highfill
Lona Highfill

Lona B. (Hanson) Highfill of St. Marie, Montana, died on January 28, 2018. She was born on April 16, 1930.

Lona lived a full life and was married five times. She was very well liked and respected to all who knew her upbeat, endearing personality. She loved 4-Bears Casino and loved going there with her friend Audrey Sands. In fact, that’s how she ended up in St. Marie. They had homes next to each other in Lomita, California. Audrey, who moved to St. Marie in the late 80’s, was a snow bird, going to California in the winters. Lona ended up coming to St. Marie a couple of weeks each summer, and before you knew it, Lona moved here in April 1994. Growing up in the city, she simply loved Montana, even when her health failed and she couldn’t get out of her house. She was a high-roller at the Montana Bar where Paul Monson was one of her dear friends. She also enjoyed a little TV as well as collecting John Wayne memorabilia and collecting porcelain Indian dolls, among other collectibles.

Preceding Lona in death was her grandfather Leslie Russel Hanson, Sr., her husband Paul Highfill; daughter Kitty (Eileen) Karr Stockdale; son Tim Karr; brother L. Russ “Uncle Bum” Hanson, Jr.; Mother Vera (Duke) Hanson (California/Texas who took a covered wagon from Indian Territory to Texas as a child).

Survivors include Don Watson of St. Marie; Johnny Sterling Barnes of Monument Valley, Arizona; sister Mary Ridenour of Tucson, Arizona; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Lona was laid to rest February 2, 2018, in the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. There were no services.

Monday, February 5th 2018
Yvonne "Tillie" Cox-Hopkins
Yvonne “Tillie” Cox-Hopkins our beautiful and loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt went to be with the Lord on February 2, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, Montana. She was born July 24, 1931 to Joseph and Julia (Grandchamp) Cox at home in Frazer, Montana.

Tillie attended school in Frazer, Montana, then she went on to cosmetology school in Chicago. She also worked at Johnnie Café for numerous years as a cook and waitress. Tillie was a very accomplished seamstress. She taught herself to make star blankets which she hand sewed because she said they looked better. She made many afghans, doilies, tablecloths, and aprons. She enjoyed sewing and had a natural eye for blending colors. She was a wiz at crossword puzzles, word finds and Lottery scratch off tickets. She loved bingo and playing solitaire even with cards that were curled up, she said the older the better then she would give you her laugh. She had four husbands, which Floyd Hopkins was her last one and the true lover of her life which the feeling was mutual. She had a very good sense of humor which was infectious. Everyone loved her at Nemont Manor in Glasgow and Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point where she kept them amused with her stories. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone.

Tillie is survived by her daughters Julianna Ackerman, Debra Cantrell, Carole (Ross) Nimrod, and Robin Cox; sons Michael (Earlene) Ackerman, twins Rex and Ray Cox, Ricky Gives, Richard Cox, Jeffery Cox and Randy Cox; brother Ed (Marilyn) Cox; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous special nieces and nephews and sister-in-law Lillie Cox.

Tillie was preceded in death by her husband Floyd; parents Joe and Julia (Grandchamp) Cox; sisters Lenora Red Elk, Loretta Adams, Genevive Cox and Darlene Cox; brothers Joseph JR. Arlee, Julius, Nelson, Melvin, Raymond, Alvin and Donald Cox and son Parker.

Tillie was much loved and will be greatly missed but not forgotten.

Visitation will be Thursday February 9, 2018 from 6 – 8pm at the Bell Chapel. Services will be Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Frazer Community Hall with a viewing at 11:00am and the service beginning at 1:00pm.

Monday, February 5th 2018
Theodore Gerhardt Urban
Theodore Gerhardt Urban, as he wrote, “took that long journey never to return” under the loving care of the staff at Daniels Memorial Healthcare Center on February 1, 2018. At the age of 86, he died peacefully. Ted, as most people knew him, was born September 12, 1931 to Alfred and Agnes (Stannebein) Urban on the farm his parents homesteaded just west of Richland, MT. He attended Highland School and went on to graduate in 1950 from Opheim High School. Having grown up on the farm and ranch, it was a natural transition to make a living raising grain and cattle. Ted spent very few days without cowboy boots and polyester pants. Living through the Great Depression, he saved everything, just in case one might have a use for it later. From an early age, he enjoyed building things. A bale loader is still parked next to the home he was born in and an air compressor he built in high school is used to this day. He truly loved being on the farm, watching sparrows out the kitchen window or deer visit the farmyard. Many a Sunday afternoons were spent taking a drive to check out the countryside. Ted last visited his beloved home in June of 2017.

Ted often told stories of the happenings of Northeast Montana. He vividly recalled the snow storm of 1964, noting “the next morning, I looked out the door and the countryside looked like the Arctic!” He owned a D-4 Cat, spending many hours pushing snow and helping to keep the country roads open. He loved cameras and taking pictures, especially the novelty of the Polaroid. He left behind innumerable pictures of neighbors, family, antique cars, and snow. In 1974, he married Frances Delores (Boehm) Urban and went on to have three children. He enjoyed traveling, packing the van and tooling about Montana and into Canada. He often spoke of his 1976 trip to China. His retirement years were spent at the Nemont in Glasgow; he treasured the companionship of his cats and his radio was always on. Ted experienced many adversities in life including the death of his father in 1941. Life lessons were learned from our father and friend, some in what to do and others in what not to do. Throughout it all, his Lutheran heritage and attending church on Sunday remained an important part of his life.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Urban and Agnes Stannebein Urban Gunther, his step-father, Herman Gunther, and infant granddaughter Abigail Ilecki.
Ted is survived by his family: daughter, Karen and Perry Baatz and Matthew of Fargo, ND; son, Eric and Sarah Urban and Isaac, Elizabeth, and Matthew of Helena, MT; and daughter, Janice and Adam Ilecki and Bennett and Annabelle of Brown Deer, WI; and his former wife, Frances Delores Urban of Fargo, ND.

A service will be held Saturday, February 10th at 1 pm at the Opheim Community Church with burial per Ted’s explicit instructions to follow. Waller Funeral Home of Scobey is in charge of services.

Monday, February 5th 2018
Rosalie Marie Palazzo
Rosalie Marie Palazzo went peacefully surrounded by loved ones to be with our Lord on February 2, 2018. She was born on March 12, 1931 in Bronx, New York. She was the youngest child of Anthony and Carmella DeCarlo.

Since the day she was born, Rosalie was a vibrant and genuine soul. Growing up, Rosalie loved to dance. Throughout her childhood and teenage years, she danced alongside her brother, Peter in numerous recitals and performances. She met the love of her life, Lawrence Palazzo in 1952, while bowling, another of her favorite hobbies. They fell deeply in love and got married on June 26, 1954.
They started their family shortly after, having their first child, Larraine in April 1955. Two years later they moved their family to Italy, and had their only son, Christopher, in 1959. They returned back to New York in 1962 and completed their family with Marisa (1962) and Gina (1964).

Eventually, Rosalie and Doc settled in Glasgow in 1981. Here, Rosalie quickly became a loved and respected member of the community. She was a loyal member of the Soroptimist, Bible Study, PCCW and Hospital Guild. She enjoyed golf, bingo and playing the slot machines. She was an avid knitter who initiated the "Baby Hat" program at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Her greatest blessing in life was becoming a grandmother to four grandsons and one granddaughter. She was a proud and dedicated grandma, and her life became even more complete with the births of her two great-granddaughters in 2017.

Rosalie is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Lawrence Palazzo; brother, Peter DeCarlo (Mary); children Larraine Eiland (Pete), Chris Palazzo, Marisa Brockmier, and Gina Hirsch (Dave); grandchildren Jeffrey Eiland, Emily Miller (Zach), Nick Hirsch (Sarah), Zack Hirsch (Chelsea), and Miles Palazzo; great-grandchildren Charlotte Miller and Rowan Hirsch; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Jack; son-in-law Wade Brockmier.

Rosalie was loved by everyone who knew who her and will be forever missed.

Vigil will be February 6, 2018, 6 PM at St. Raphael’s with the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM with luncheon to follow at noon.


Tuesday, January 30th 2018
Allen C. Sevareid
Allen C Sevareid, 73, of Glasgow, Montana passed away January 7, 2018.
Allen was born in Glasgow, Montana to Henry and Ann (Waldhal) Sevareid July 8, 1944. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1963. After high school he went to neon sign school in New York. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 and received an honorable discharge in 1969. He married Julia Nelson in 1968 and they made their home in Glasgow.
Allen was a well-known sign painter in the Eastern Montana area. He enjoyed woodworking, planes, trains and painting. He was a member of the VFW, Jaycees, and Elks.
Preceding him in death are his parents Henry and Ann, his sister Arlene, and wife Julia.
Allen is survived by his sons, Allen (Theresa) of Belgrade, Montana and Eric (Kristi) of Billings, Montana; five grandchildren Kayla (Travis), Ryan, Alex, Sara and Tyson; and two great-grandchildren Paityn and Zoey.
A memorial service will be Thursday February 1, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Bell Mortuary. Luncheon will follow at Bell Mortuary. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow at 12:30 p.m.
Monday, January 29th 2018
Heather Anne Swanson Monson
Heather Anne Swanson Monson
Heather Anne Swanson Monson, age 49, passed away Friday, January 26th at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, CO from a severe AVM rupture.
Heather was born on March 22nd, 1968 to Mick and Sharon Swanson in Baker, MT while her father was the Vo-Ag teacher in Plevna. She and her family moved back to the family ranch north of Hinsdale shortly after she turned three. She grew up there with her sister and brother where she enjoyed the many aspects of ranch life. Riding horses, working cattle, putting up hay and milking the cow!
Heather graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1986 at the top of her class. She went on to attend Eastern Montana College and there met many friends that would be special to her throughout her life. She worked at the Soda Fountain and First Citizens Bank in Billings. During this time she met her first husband Grant ‘Gus’ Sinclair. They were married on October 16th, 1993. They celebrated the birth of their son, Boyd in December of ’94. They divorced after only three short years of marriage, but Gus continued to be an important part of her life.
She and her young son moved to Glasgow shortly after the divorce where she worked at CHMS. On August 22nd, 1998, she married Kelly Monson. They had a small ceremony looking out over Fort Peck Lake, one of their favorite places. They lived in Glasgow for several years, her working at Earl’s Body Shop, Quick and Tastee, Glasgow Irrigation and most recently Sand Electric. She and Kelly bought a house with a few acres just outside of town where she was able to dip back into her farming background. She loved to talk about irrigating, haying and working on their haying equipment. She was really pretty handy with repairs and enjoyed the fact that she was usually able to figure out what was wrong with it!
Throughout her work experiences she made numerous friends. You couldn’t go out in public with her without stopping several times to chat with pretty much everyone around. She loved her pets, her one and only niece often referred to her as the crazy cat lady, and she was fine with that. She wasn’t just a cat person, but also a dog person. She loved the beagles that she and her husband had and was absolutely thrilled to become the adoptive family for a beautiful Chow, named Alice, who doesn’t really like anyone to touch her, except Heather.
Heather followed Boyd and his classmates and friends, as well as her nephews and niece through all of their many sports and other activities and supported them with enthusiasm and sometimes even coffee. She claimed many of Boyd’s friends as her own and treated them just as she did him, either with hugs or by chewing them out when they needed it.
The end of Heather’s life was the beginning for many. She was generous enough to be an organ donor and we are comforted by the fact that she will be helping so many families be able to enjoy their loved ones for many more years to come.
She is preceded in death by her father, Mick and her brother, Russell. She is survived by her beloved son Boyd Sinclair, his wife Courtnee and her first grandbaby who will join us in May of Glasgow. Her mother Sharon Swanson of Absarokee, her sister Heidi (Mark) Johnson of Hinsdale, nephews Brady, Lukas and Trey and her favorite niece, Mickayla, all of Hinsdale. Her husband, Kelly Monson (Glasgow) and nephews Dillon and Jacob Billman. Her many loving aunts, uncles and cousins and friends too numerous to mention.
There will be a short funeral service at 11:00 on Saturday, February 3rd at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church with a luncheon to follow at the Legion Hall.
Wednesday, January 24th 2018
Wayne Jacobs
Wayne Jacobs 86, retired rancher, farmer and Korean War Vet, passed away peacefully January 24, 2018 surrounded by family.
Wayne was born to Vernon and Francis (Hulbert) Jacobs July 8, 1931 in Malta, Montana.
On January 21, 1958 Wayne married Elsie Edna Math, who passed away September 16, 2015.
Wayne is survived by four sons Clarence (Irene), Clinton (Cindy), Dale (Lori), and Wes; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; brother Francis (Delores); a cousin and several nieces and nephews.
Wayne is proceeded in death by his wife, Elsie; parents; two sisters and a step great-grandson.
Visitation will be Friday January 26, 2018 from 1-4 pm at Bell Mortuary Chapel.
Thursday, April 12th 2018
Donald (Don) Ray Bauer
Donald Ray Bauer “Don”, age 83 of Glasgow, Montana passed away January 4th, 2018.
Don was born January 8, 1934 in Glasgow to George and Anna (Pulaski) Bauer. Don graduated from Glasgow High School and upon completion served in the Military. Following military service, he attended the school of engineering in Milwaukee Wisconsin. He returned home to Glasgow and worked for two companies.
On August 2, 1958 Don married Janet Evelyn Cowart a future nurse student he met while in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1960, Don started working for the Glasgow Post Office, and after 30 plus years he retired to travel and go fishing with good friend Mike Murphy in Alaska.
Don and Jan made many trips to Florida to see her family, to Vancouver Washington to visit David, Laura and their two precious granddaughters.
Don spent many years with good friend Gail Johnson on the farm and with their two families visiting or on picnics at Fort Peck lake.
Don is survived by his wife of almost 60 years of marriage, Sons; Paul of Glasgow, David (Laura) of Vancouver Washington; granddaughters Claire and Megan of Vancouver, Washington; sister Marlene Jackson of Glasgow, and brother Tom Bauer of Mukilteo, Washington.
Don is preceded in death by his parents George and Anna Bauer, and two sons Tim and Brian Bauer.
Memorial service will be Tuesday April 17, 2018 4 P.M. at Bell Chapel, a luncheon will follow the service at the Cottonwood Inn. Private Family inurnment the next day.
Friday, January 19th 2018
Christina "Tina" Ellen Marks
Christina “Tina” Ellen Marks died January 17, 2018 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, surrounded by family. She had been diagnosed with Leukemia two days earlier. Mom had been feeling tough for a while, but she resisted seeking medical help, as was her nature.
Tina was born November 16, 1929 to Mary Meharry Mix and Henry Earl Mix of Hinsdale, MT. Tina attended completed high school in Hinsdale.
On December 29, 1948 Tina married the love of her life William Ernest “Bill” Marks. Together they raised eight children, most of whom were born in Roundup, Montana. Mom worked as a waitress and cook at the Busy Bee café in Roundup while Dad worked in the oil fields.
The family moved to Havre for two years while dad went to college after he suffered a coronary heart attack. After college, the family moved to Glasgow where all eight children graduated high school. Tina worked at JC Penney’s for 28 years and Bill worked at Arnie’s Electric. They enjoyed square dancing every week. They were both active in the Catholic Church. Tina and Bill were married 64 years.
Tina and Bill retired and moved to the farm house in Saco, MT in which Bill was born. They spent about six years remodeling and expanding the farm house and in the process built a nice retirement home. They lived in the farm house from 1992 until Bill’s death in 2014. Tina was active with the Rebekah’s in Glasgow and Saco. She and Bill worked diligently on the maintenance of the IOOF Hall and Catholic Church in Saco.
Tina was well known for her fancy work. She exhibited much of her work at the Valley County Fair. She received many Rosettes for her work. Tina’s work included crochet, knitting, tatting, crewel, quilting, and sewing. She made many Christmas, wedding, and birthday presents with her fancy work. She made wedding dresses for her children. Tina made baby quilts for the new babies at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. She also made many wedding cakes. Tina always had a vegetable garden. She canned vegetables for food year-round and was known county wide for her pickled beets.
Tina is survived by her children Ernest Marks, Patrick Marks, William Marks, Christopher Marks, Betsy Marks-Quaring, Connie Marks-Goodwin, Carol Marks-Robbins and Cheryl Marks-Bruce, her sisters Margie Yeska and Thelma Robertson; her brother Tom Mix and 23 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Tina has a large extended family, and an untold number of friends who admire her strength, stability, and productivity.
Tina will be missed. Heaven has another angel.
Visitation will be January 21, 2018 from 2:00- 5:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary.
Mass of Christian Burial will held 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 22, 2018 at St. Francis Assissi in Saco, Montana with Father Cory Sticha presiding. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery and a luncheon will be at the IOOF Hall in Saco following burial.

Tuesday, January 16th 2018
Richard Dennis Eklund
MALTA- Richard Dennis Eklund, 49, a mechanic, passed away of unknown causes December 2017.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11:00 A.M. at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.
Tuesday, January 16th 2018
Mary Ileen Pekovitch
MALTA- Mary Ileen Pekovitch 87, passed away on Saturday January 13th at Hi-Line Retirement with her family by her side.

Viewing will be available on Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 from noon to 6:30pm at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel, and sharing of memories with the family at the Tin Cup Bar and Grill beginning at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held in Saco, MT, Friday, Jan 19th, 10:00am at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.
Friday, January 12th 2018
Bud Geer
Bud Geer was born the first of twins at home near New London, Minnesota on September 18, 1921 to Henry and Jennie (Price) Geer. At the age of 13, Bud and his family moved from the Minnesota farm to Park Grove, Montana where his father worked for the Army Corp of Engineers building the Fort Peck Dam; while Bud delivered newspapers and did other small odd jobs. After he graduated from Nashua High School in 1939 he worked on the Nefzger Ranch in Vida, Montana.

On November 12, 1944 Bud married Mildred Habeck in Hingham, Montana and they made their home in Nashua, Montana. In 1948 the family moved 12 miles North of Nashua to the farmstead known as the “Geer Place”.

In the early 1960’s Bud began tinkering in the Rodeo Stock business. By 1971 Bud had a sizable rodeo stock and became a stock contractor himself. Geer Rodeo Company furnished stock to rodeos throughout Montana.

Bud always enjoyed watching rodeos in his later years, never losing his touch on what a horse was going to do coming out of the chute. With a sparkle of humor in his eye he could be found telling a story that kept everyone laughing or sitting at a table playing cards with friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Jennie; wife, Millie; son Jeff; daughter-in-law, Pam; grandson, Dru; sister-in-law, Theda; twin sister, Merridith “Sis” Kummerfeldt; and followed by his brother John “Jack” Geer later that day.

Bud is survived by his children Bob (Ferna) Geer, Dan (Patty) Geer, Zane (Dixie) Geer, Shelley Geer, Joel Geer; grandchildren Zane, Tammy, Matthew, Callin, Doni, Tanner, Lindsey, Jason, Justin, Jake, Jessie, Tara, Ryan, Autumn, and Amber; great-grandchildren Wally, Miles, Dawsyn, Owen, Cody, Tommy, Katy, Sam, Amanda, Kat, Allan, Kayla, Logann, Quinn, Buddy, Rowan, and Aadn; great-great-grandchild, Craig; and nieces and nephews Karen (Will) Taylor, Kurt (Tammy) Kummerfeldt, Charlene Schlotte, Diane (Pete) Nagel, Beverly (Jerry) Freeman, Laurie McConnell, Monte (Lonnie) Geer, Mary (Dave) Jensen and Chuck (June) Geer.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow with Tom Fauth officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will be at the Elks in Glasgow. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Marie H. Hobby
Marie H. Hobby, 82, died on Tuesday January 2, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Georgia on Tuesday, January 16 at 11:00 am with Father Fred Wendel officiating. A visitation will be held at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta on Monday, January 15 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm, with a prayer service to follow at 6:30 pm. A memorial service and interment will be held in Glasgow, Montana at a later date.

Marie Helena Nelson Hobby, the daughter of Ralph and Mabel Nelson, was born on December 5, 1935 in Glasgow, Montana. She graduated from Glasgow High School and began work at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. She was primarily a homemaker but also worked with her family at various restaurants, and again with the hospital in purchasing. Marie enjoyed many years with her large extended and immediate family—she was the oldest of 10 siblings. She enjoyed picnics with family, fishing, trap shooting, boating at Fort Peck Lake, and spending time with friends.

Marie Nelson married Arvid Hobby on April 28, 1956 in Glasgow, Montana and had one daughter, Sandra. As a mother, Marie kept busy helping at her daughter’s school and attending the school performances of her daughter and many nieces and nephews. She and Arvid always had a pot of coffee on and enjoyed hosting their friends and happy hours. Outside the house, they enjoyed traveling with friends, taking trips to Las Vegas, bowling, and playing bingo!

After living in Glasgow for 40 years, Marie and Arvid moved to Kennesaw, Georgia in 1996 where she became actively involved with her grandsons. She attended many of their events – whether that be Boy Scouts or sports, band or high school football; she was always there. Marie was a member of Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, and, after Arvid passed away in 2003, she became an active member in the Widow’s Web ministry. Marie was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, through wins and losses, watching nearly every game of every season. She attended several Braves games, Atlanta Falcons games, and many Georgia Tech football games. To top it off, she saw Neil Diamond in concert a few years ago.

Aside from weekly visits to friends in a retirement community, she also played cards at the East Cobb Senior Center.

She made good friends in Georgia and touched many lives. All will remember her as a sweet and kind person who loved her family and friends, the Braves, and believed that every dog needed a treat.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Arvid Hobby; her parents, Ralph Nelson and Mabel Nelson Masters; five sisters, Donna Rennick, Helen Blanchard, Masha Smith, Sharon Anderson and Julie Severeid; and four brothers, George, Buddy, Brent and Ralph Nelson.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Ron) Richards, and two grandsons, Stephen (Nora) and Andrew Richards.

Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Julia Judith Teske Britsch
Julia Judith Teske Britsch, 95, passed away peacefully at her home north of Hinsdale, December 27, 2017.

Julia was born December 23, 1922 near Lustre, Montana to Dan and Helen (Peters) Teske. Her family lived in New Deal for three or four years, in one of the nicest houses. Julia would use cats as her dolls and put them in a buggy and push them around until they fell asleep. She attended a one room school at Canterbell Country School, there were 7 or 8 students in her first-grade class. Her transportation was horse and buggy. She graduated high school through a correspondence course. Julie lived her life in Valley County except for the four years at college.

Her plan A was to be a nurse. When that plan was nixed she went to plan B: to become a missionary. She went to Grace Bible Institute in Omaha, Nebraska for four years, graduating in 1949. She stayed in Omaha and worked at the school until she was called home because her dad had suffered a heart attack.

At that time, the Valley Old Folk Home was operated on a contract bid basis, and her mom, Helen, was awarded this bid for several years. Julie worked alongside her mother at the nursing home in Glasgow, Montana doing the bookkeeping and grocery shopping. While working there she met her future husband, Earl Britsch, while he was visiting his mother.

Plan C apparently was the plan God chose, for Julie and Earl were married June 14, 1955 in Rugby, North Dakota. They moved to the house that Earl had built north of Hinsdale. She liked the rolling hills and loved seeing the little green valley when she came down the hill to the ranch. Julie had to get used to the work that came with this lifestyle. Julie was a very good cook, especially her bread. Her ranch life summary- “sheep are a lot of work, cows are easy.”

Julie and Earl were blessed with three children: Karla, Roger and Dan.

For one year, Julie and the kids lived in Glasgow, so Karla could go to school. During this time, Julie worked at the hospital in the laundry department. Washing and Ironing the big sheets was made fun by working with her dad’s distant cousin.

Mom loved the Lord. She taught Sunday school, she liked to plink out a hymn on the piano and Psalm 23 was her favorite scripture. She treasured the fact that she led her dad to the Lord. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Hinsdale.

Julie is preceded in death by her husband Earl and her daughter Karla.

She is survived by her sons Roger Britsch and Dan (Kate) Britsch; grandsons Chris Britsch, Cody (Jenny) Britsch and Jesse Britsch (Amanda Redding) as well as numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Gordon (Edna) Teske; sister-in-law, Blanche Schuler and nieces Carol, Irene and Vicki.

Due to weather conditions we will be having our graveside services inside at the Willie Nelson American Legion Post #45 in Hinsdale at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 with Pastor Tom Tripp officiating. Luncheon will follow burial at the Willie Nelson American Legion Post #45.
Monday, January 8th 2018
Virgie Schweigert
Virgie Schweigert
(1920-2018)
Virgie Schweigert, 97, of Glasgow, MT passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in Faith Lutheran Home, Wolf Point, MT. Virgie was born July 21, 1920 in Twila, KY, and daughter to Clavin and Reney Tipton.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and most of all spending time with family and friends. She had a strong faith in God through her entire life.

She was preceded in death by her parents Calvin and Irene (Reney) Tipton, husband Jake Schweigert, Sr., son Jake Schweigert, Jr. and granddaughter Susan Carter.

Survivors include her daughter, Reney Carter and husband Robert of Glasgow, MT., 7 grandchildren, Darrell Schweigert of Cincinnati, OH., Mitchell Schweigert and wife Julie of Miles City, MT, Lori Hinton and husband Perry of New Carlisle, IN., Les Schweigert and wife Jenny of Fargo, ND., Steve Carter and wife Guillermina of San Diego, CA, Gary Carter of Billings, MT. and Shawn Carter of Billings, MT., 8 great grandchildren; Chelsea, Stephenee, Stephen, Ashley, Samantha, Taylor, Tyler and Connor.

As per her wishes, Virgie has been cremated. A celebration of her life is being planned for this March. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

We thank the staff of FLH for their care and services over the years.

Tuesday, January 2nd 2018
Gladys Nybakken

Gladys Nybakken passed away on January 1, 2018 at the VVNH where she had been a resident for seven years. The daughter of Dedrick and Bentine Opland, Gladys was born in Halstad, Minnesota on November 19, 1917. She was very proud of reaching her hundredth birthday which she celebrated with family and friends at the VVNH on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Gladys grew up north of Nashua on various farmsteads and attended country schools. When she began high school stayed with other families in Nashua and worked for them to earn her room and board.

She married the love of her life, Carl Nybakken, on June 22, 1935. They lived 15 miles north of Nashua where they farmed and raised their family until they moved to the edge of Nashua so they would be closer to the school as the older children began high school.

Gladys was a wonderful spouse and mother as her and Carl made their livelihood off of the land and raised their family. Besides being a great cook she enjoyed crocheting and other crafts and many people have her handiwork in their kitchen. There is probably not a family member or an employee at VVNH that had not received one of her kitchen towels until she finally had to give up that hobby when it became too painful for her to use her arms. She was preceded in death by and infant daughter, Ann Marie, her husband Carl, her parents, and her four siblings – Esther, Bennie, Ruth, and Clarence.

Survivors include her children: one son, Donald Nybakken of Nashua; five daughters: Carol (Glen) Haag of Hendersonville, North Carolina; Glenna (Mel) Wilks of Genesee, Idaho; Linda Pederson of Vancouver Washington; Judi Ross of Vancouver, Washington; Jeannie Bergstrom (Larry) of Nashua. She is also survived by eighteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren and 4 great – great - grandchildren.

Gladys was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Nashua.

Services will be on Friday, January 5th at 1:30pm at the Bell Mortuary Chapel.

Wednesday, December 27th 2017
Eleanor H. Kolstad
Eleanor H. Kolstad, 94, of Glasgow, MT passed away peacefully, Thursday, December 21, 2017 in Billings Deaconess Hospital. She was born December 2, 1923 in Opheim, MT, daughter to Axel and Hilda (Dahl) Watterud. She married Alfred Kolstad, Oct. 24, 1942 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Eleanor was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Kolstad, her brothers, Leonard, Lester, Rudy, Myron, Donald and Glen Watterud and sisters Evelyn Watterud and Lorraine Halverson.

Survivors include her children Terry (Peggy) Kolstad of Castle Rock, CO, Arden Dwain (Julaine) Kolstad of Fountain Hills, AZ, Vince (Rose) Kolstad of Glasgow, MT, Robin Kolstad of Denver, CO and Kelly (Will) Bishop of Billings, MT, 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the First Baptist Church.

Tuesday, December 26th 2017
Elvin A. Olfert
Elvin A. Olfert, 94, of Frazer was born April 30, 1923 to Dietrich M and Katharina (Franz) Olfert on the family homestead in Lustre, MT. He married Selma Toews in March of 1946 and they raised their family on that same farm living there until his passing on December 23, 2017.

Elvin was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Jeanette K. Olfert Williams. He is survived by his wife of 71 years Selma Toews Olfert, son Kenneth (Robin) Olfert of Seattle, WA, son Ronald (Etta) Olfert of Lustre, MT, 9 grandchildren and 25 + great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be on December 30, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lustre MB Church.

Wednesday, December 20th 2017
Albert Leroy Sergent
Albert Leroy Sergent, 88, went to be with the Lord December 18, 2017 in Warm Springs, Montana.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, followed by burial at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana

Albert was an identical twin and the fourth child born to Benjamin Harris Sergent and Delilah Margret Bailey on October 19, 1929 in Wolf Point, Montana. He went to grade school in New Deal. He moved to Minnesota to live with his family. He went in the Army November 17, 1948 and was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War Era. He was discharged July 28, 1952.

He married Ruby Crause November 26, 1952 in Wolf Point, Montana They had six children and later divorced in 1964. He married Lorene Crider in 1965 and together they raised the six children.

He worked lots of odd jobs in Montana when he came back from Minnesota. He was a sheep herder, he cleaned lots of different places like the City Cafe, the First Security Bank and their computer building and the rest area west of Glasgow. He plowed snow, but his main jobs were working at the Chevy garage and the Glasgow Post Office as the custodian maintenance man, from which he retired.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends. Christmas was his favorite holiday where he would put up his Christmas village around the tree and in the surrounding areas of the house. He liked visiting and playing cards and bingo with his close friends at Nemont Manor, Leona Garsjo, Hilda
Rosencrans, Ron Bradford, Cecil Speer and Darryl Cozad.

He is preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Delilah; two wives Ruby Sergent and Loraine Crider; two brothers George Sergent and his identical twin, Alfred; and two sisters Florence Sergent and Ethal Underwood.

He is survived by all six children Robert Holms and his wife Connie, of Oregon, David Sergent and his wife Diane, of St. Marie, Montana, Carol Dixon and her husband William, of Anaconda, Montana Jerry Sergent and his wife Noreen, of Williston, North Dakota, Betty Frizzell and her husband Curtis, of Arp, Texas, and Gloria Kountz (Joe Yeoman) of Glasgow, Montana; two brothers, Delvin Sergent and his wife Betty, of Texas and Wilfred Sergent of Helena, Montana; two sisters Myrtle McClerry of Helena, Montana and Aletha Crampton of Minnesota; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, December 19th 2017
Jacquelynn Lee Fargo
Jacquelynn Lee Fargo, 59, of Wolf Point, Montana, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana.
Jacquelynn was born October 4, 1958 in Glasgow Montana to John and Rhoda (Lentz) Fargo. She received her education in the Glasgow School system, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She attended Montana State University and graduated in 1980, with a degree in elementary education.
After graduating she made her home in Miles City where she taught 2nd grade for 25 years.
Jacque will be remembered for her positive attitude towards life, she never allowed her physical challenges to take away from her love to live. Her heart was one that was grateful towards all those that assisted her in her journey through life.
Jacque is survived by her sister Colleen (Rocky) Kittleson of Glasgow; brothers Rod (Shannon) Fargo of Glasgow, Doug (Jill) Fargo of Grand Island, Nebraska and Arnie (Britt) Fargo of Monroe, Washington; nieces and nephews Dusty (Melissa) Kittleson and their children Ty and Kohl; Travis (Marcie) Kittleson, Jaryn (Sarah Hickman) Fargo, Danica (Matt) Harders and their children Cannon and Maevyn; and Courtney Arneson, Dallas and Dillon Fargo, Daylan Fargo, Katie Kittleson and Myles (Faith) Kittleson.
Preceding her in death are her parents John and Rhoda Fargo.
Family will receive friends Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Bell Mortuary. Funeral services will be Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Assembly of God Church in Glasgow, Montana with Tom Fauth officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. A luncheon will be held at the Assembly of God Church following burial.
Tuesday, December 19th 2017
Peter Fredrick Granada
Peter Fredrick Granada, 82, of Frazer, passed away in the arms of his wife, December 16, 2017 at Highgate Memory Care in Billings, Montana.
Pete was born in Glasgow, Montana, April 16, 1935, the only child of Fred (Fernando) and Dominica (Urreltz) Granada, immigrants of the Basque Pyrenees who were sheep and cattle ranchers. Pete was raised on the family ranch on the Little Porcupine Creek north of Frazer and graduated from Frazer High School in 1953. Pete attended Montana State College in Bozeman for one year before enlisting in the United States Army at Ft. Ord, California where he later served in a heavy artillery unit in Germany. After an honorable discharge upon completion of his service, Pete re-entered college under the GI Bill, but quickly returned home to take over operation of the ranch with his mother when his father was unexpectedly killed in an accident in 1957. In June of 1964, Pete married his one and only, Carol Elizabeth Uphaus, of the Glasgow area and together they raised Hereford cattle, hard red spring wheat, and two children. Pete was gifted with calling his cattle and keeping them gentle and easy to work with. Pete enjoyed walking the prairie and ranch in his later years. When he reached the point he could no longer speak, his eyes would still light up when shown photos of his friends, family and grandchildren.
Pete is remembered as a wonderful husband and father, his gentle spirit and kind hazel eyes, a smart business mind, and having a reputation for always being the first to have his crop seeded in the spring.
Pete was blessed with and is survived by his wife, Carol, of over 53 years; one son, Gene Granada, of Frazer, MT; one daughter, Genna Granada, of Billings, MT; three grandchildren Dominica, Renee and Gabriel Granada; numerous cousins in France, Spain and California; and many wonderful friends and neighbors.
A Rosary will be prayed Wednesday, December 20, at 6:00 p.m. at St Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, MT. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, MT with Father Jose Valliparambil officiating. Graveside services will follow at Highland Cemetery. A reception and luncheon will follow burial at St. Raphael’s Parish Center.
Family requests in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the NE Montana Veterans Memorial at Ft. Peck or the Alzheimer’s Association for research.
Monday, December 18th 2017
Donna F. McNabb
Donna F. McNabb, age 84 of Glasgow passed away early Sunday morning, December 17, 2017 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow.
Donna was born on January 10, 1933 in Glasgow to Alfred & Cora (Wager) Beaudry. She and her three siblings were raised in the Wheeler area- where Alfred was working on the Fort Peck Dam Project. She developed a love for music in high school that she would carry with her throughout her life.
Donna worked as a cook for Johnny’s Café off and on for over 48 years. She married Leon McNabb on March 5, 1970 and together they raised three children- Jackie, Sanford and Juanita. In her spare time, Donna enjoyed crochet, crafts and music (she not only could sing, but also played accordion, ukulele, violin and piano.)
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Sanford and Louis Beaudry; sister, Antoinette Beaudry; her daughter Jackie Swan and a grandson, Jared Leno.
She is survived by her children Sanford (Mona) DeBray of Billings and Juanita (Tyler) Haider of Glasgow; and 5 grandchildren.
As per her wishes, Donna has been cremated. A celebration of her life is being planned for next spring. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Tuesday, December 12th 2017
Harold M. Brown
Harold M. Brown 96, son of Martin and Leila (Hull) Brown was born and raised on the family homestead in North Valley County on July 17, 1921. He grew up with a love of the outdoors, and working with cattle and horses. While not as enthusiastic about farming, he learned to love the changing seasons and the joy of a good crop in the bin. As the middle child of 13, he left home early to find work, which would supplement the family income.

As a teenager, he joined many other farm kids in the CCC’s working in the forests. He worked in Glacier Park in Western Montana clearing trees in what would become the future “gem” of the National Park Service. In addition to creating parking lots, trails and camping spots, he worked on what is now the “Going to the Sun” highway - one of the most beautiful drives in the nation.

On July 25, 1942, he married Erma Bjontegarrd at the United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Montana. WWII dawned and he was called to service in the US Army Air Corps. From 1943 to 1945 he served in the “Unknown War” in the Aleutian Islands. He returned in March of 1945 from overseas and ended the war driving for the Russian delegation as a chauffeur in the UN Conference in San Francisco. In October of that year he was furloughed from the service and returned home.

He joined the Black Ranch and worked for John and Roy for 4 years during which time the family lived along the Milk River East of Hinsdale. In 1951, the family moved to the Klind Ranch, south of Hinsdale, ultimately doing the farming of all Waino’s cropland – until he injured his back while carrying a sack of grain pellets to feed cattle during the winter of 1959. From February – June he spent either in the VA Hospital in Miles City or at home in bed.

Unable to do farm work do to the back injury, in July1959, he purchased the Park Grove Bar north of Fort Peck. He and Mom operated this until it was sold in 1982. He then became a brand inspector for the state, which he did for the next 15 years.

Dad was the consummate “fix- it” guy. Like many farmers, by necessity, he developed many skills. Through the US Army Air Corps and his work in the Aleutians he learned carpentry skills. Through the GI Bill, he learned welding, which kept our farm equipment operating. He was proud of his Army experience, but never shared many stories.

The Park Grove Bar echoed with his huge laugh during the time he and Mom operated it. His friends Lud Grose, Mickey Trotter, and others kept everyone on their toes with their practical jokes and stories of the day. Dad discovered there was a shortage of housing for temporary workers in the Ft. Peck area so he hauled in some trailers and bought adjacent land with small houses on it, which he rented out. This provided an adequate income during their retirement years. It kept him busy and everyday he was up and out the door by 7:00 AM with places to go and people to see and grass to cut.

His greatest joy were his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His greatest disappointment was when it became clear that they would have to move to assisted living in Glasgow. His greatest sadness was the loss of Erma his wife of 74 years in October of 2016 and two sons – Bob in Vietnam (1969) and Calvin (2008) to cancer. The men that they became were his greatest pride.

He is survived by sons Harold (Buck) and Vernon; grandchildren Trish Anderson, of Glasgow; Jason of Fort Worth, TX; Jessica Hickson of Luxembourg; Leila Avery of Kalispell; Johannas of Turner; Jennifer of Billings; and Robert of Bowman, N. Dakota; 10 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating. Inurnment will follow at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, Montana at 11:30 a.m. A reception and Celebration of Life will follow at the American Legion Post 45 in Hinsdale. The family requests, that in lieu of flower to consider a donation to the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 45, Hinsdale, MT 59241 or to the NE Montana Veterans Memorial in Fort Peck, P.O. Box 202, Glasgow, MT 59230.

Monday, December 4th 2017
Glenda Sanders
Glenda Sanders, age 69 of Glasgow, MT. died December 2, 2017 at home. Glenda was born October 26, 1948 in Grand Forks, ND., to Glenn Sanders and Lorna Hagen. Glenda grew up in Gilby, ND., where she graduated from high school. In 1979 Glenda moved to Glasgow and raised her two daughters.
Glenda was a modest person that loved family and spending time with them. She was the keeper of cleaning up Mother Earth here in Glasgow. She loved the simple things in life, like spending time with her daughters and grandchildren, watching TV, helping others in need, or just taking a stroll around town. She was very hard working and never complained about not having enough. A single mother of two, she was an inspiration to those who knew her best- always putting their needs first but teaching them to enjoy the little things in life.
Glenda is survived by two daughters Heather Sanders (Adam Hooper), and Shelly Sanders (Tim Milam); four grandchildren, Jada Buckman, Julia Buckman, Jack Milam, Jonah Milam; two sisters Sharon Burdett and Terry Johnson; and a special niece Tracy Sanders and her son Blayd Sanders. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, brother Gary Sanders and a great – nephew Damien Sanders.
A Memorial service will be held at 2PM, Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Bell Mortuary. Memorials in honor of Glenda can be left at Bell Mortuary.
Monday, December 4th 2017
Dorothy Risa
Dorothy Risa was born on September 12, 1922 in Regina, Saskatchewan to James and Annie B. Walters. She passed away on November 30, 2017 in Glasgow Montana.
Dot moved frequently with her mother as a young girl and also when her mother married Harry Ackers, a custom agent. She moved 12 times before she graduated from high school in Westby, Montana in 1941. She then moved to Missoula for secretarial classes and on to Great Falls to work at Rocky Mountain Insurance. There she met and established lifetime friendships. She enjoyed going to dances and brought her friends to Opheim to visit her mother and eventually met her first husband, Albin (Fat) Risa. She married Fat on January 1, 1946. He moved her to the family farm in Opheim. Dot, the city girl, adapted to living on the farm where she lived until 2007 and then moved to Glasgow. Lee was born on December 14, 1950 and Brian on February 7, 1954. After Albin's death in 1961, she married Theron Risa on December 28, 1963.
Dot was very involved in First Lutheran Church serving as district secretary, teaching Sunday School, leading the Lutheran women, Bethel Bible Study, and confirmation. In her community, she was on the school board, active in Opheim senior citizens, and a community club member. Their home was always open and welcoming. Dot and Theron's nephew, Kenneth Christofferson, lived with them for 5 years and attended school and graduated in Opheim. All of Dot's grandchildren received handmade quilts for graduation. She enjoyed blessing her family and others with numerous afghans and handiwork. She frequently attended sporting events in Opheim, especially for her grandchildren's ballgames.
She enjoyed family vacations, senior citizen trips and traveling, especially her two trips to Hawaii with Theron and close friends. She and Theron enjoyed ten years of friendships and visiting at Nemont Manor and Prairie Ridge in Glasgow. In her final month she was cared for at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father and step-father, her first husband, Albin, brothers, Melvin Ackers and Allen (Millie) Ackers, and grandson, Tyler Risa.
Dot is survived by her husband, Theron of nearly 54 years. She is also survived by two sons, Lee and wife, Terry (Ackerman) of Opheim and Brian and his wife, Diana (Leibrand) of Blackfoot, Idaho; grandchildren, Jessica (Greg) Perry of Pocatello, Idaho, Travis (Candra) Risa of Blackfoot, Idaho, Kari (Cowboy) Murch of Glasgow, Kristy (James) Miller of Taylor, North Dakota and Bryce Risa of Opheim and 9 great-grandchildren Abby, Lily, Tayley, Caleb, Cole, Collin, Callie, Karstin and Kaisen; two sister-in-laws Lenora Ackers of Vancouver, Washington and Pat Risa of Glasgow along with many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Opheim Community Church in Opheim, Montana with Pastor Owen Childers officiating. Burial will take place in Lawndale Cemetery in Opheim. A luncheon will follow burial at the church. Memorials can be left in Dorothy’s name to your favorite charity.
She will be missed by her family and friends but has left everyone with memories that will live on.
Friday, November 10th 2017
Betty Scanlan
Betty was called home to join our heavenly father in the early morning of November 10th, 2017 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Betty, 80, was born in Miles City, Montana, on September 9th 1937. She graduated from Custer County High School where she met the love of her life Larry Gene Scanlan. They were married December 31st, 1955.

In the early years after their marriage they worked construction in the western United States until they returned to Kinsey Montana in 1967 to farm and ranch, continuing to do so until 1982. During that period, they raised 5 children on the farm. In 1982 they moved to Fort Peck, Montana, where Betty assisted Larry in the continuation of their construction business, worked for Western Area Power Administration, and also was active on the city council for several terms. In 1995, Larry and Betty started “snowbirding” in Arizona and New Mexico, joining with Betty’s brothers during the winter months. Betty loved to travel, and enjoyed many cruises and other adventures around the world. Their snowbirding resulted in becoming winter residents in Lake Havasu City, Az.

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Larry Gene Scanlan, her 5 children Valerie (Marsh) Larimore, Les (Patti) Scanlan, Curt (Lori) Scanlan, Tom (Krissie) Scanlan, and Greg (Susan) Scanlan. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. And of course their schnauzer Fritz!

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Monday, November 6th 2017
Elai A. Erickson
Elai A. Erickson Jr. 63 passed away October 14, 2017 at the Ray Hickey Hospice in Vancouver Washington after a short illness. He was born March 5, 1954 to Elai & Bernice (Larson) Erickson in Devils Lake, N.D

When he was in the 2nd grade, Elai Sr was transferred to Glasgow. Elai attended school in Glasgow graduating in 1972.

He started his working career as a paperboy for the Billings Gazette, during his high school years he worked for the Cornwell Ranch, & after graduation he headed for California to make his new life. He worked for the Melby Law Firm hoping to make a career in the legal world. Not being his cup of tea, he headed north to Washington along with his sister, where he became a maintenance man for a chain of hotels throughout Washington and Oregon. He came back to Glasgow for a brief time but made his way back to Washington, where he was working at the time of his death.

He enjoyed tinkering with cars, he and his brother-in-law bought a gold mine, which took most of their weekends for many years. Elai was active in scouts, played hockey, loved horseback riding and enjoyed the country. He lived life to the fullest.

Elai was preceded in death by his parents, maternal and paternal grandparents, his only aunt and uncle, sister Rheta & brother-in-law Ferg.

He is survived by his son TJ (Jenn) Erickson & granddaughter Sophia of Vancouver, Washington sister Judi (Pete) Elsenpeter of Brooklynn Park, Minnesota, brother B.J Erickson of Tampico, Montana and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

At his request, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place and there will be a family service later.

Monday, November 6th 2017
Mary Ann Squires
Mary Ann Squires, 62, of Scobey formerly of Nashua and Glasgow passed away November 3, 2017 in Scobey at Daniels Memorial Nursing Home where she had lived since 2006.

She was born April 20, 1955 in Glasgow, Montana to George and Mildred (Bondy) Squires.

Mary Ann lived with her parents in Richland at their home which was also their place of business, Squires Grocery, and rode the school bus to attend Special Education Classes taught by Mrs. John Nesbitt in Opheim.

Mary Ann loved to play Bingo and watching her ‘soaps’. She and her folks spent many enjoyable hours at the Senior Center in both Opheim and Nashua playing bingo.
During the 1980’s the family moved to Nashua and resided there until 1996.

She is preceded in death by her dad, George, in 1992 and her mom, Milly, in 2001.
Mary Ann is survived by her sister Arlene (Lalon) Trang of Nashua, MT; nieces and nephews Roger (Terry) Trang of Nashua, MT, Kelly (Pamela) Trang of Pierz, Minnesota, Barbara (Mike) Castleman of Kalispell, MT, Thom (Dina) Trang of Dillon, MT, and Vicki (Justin) Heupel of Kalispell, MT; great-nieces and nephews Morgan, Jacob and Caleb Trang, Taylor Trang, Logan and Elia Castleman, Nathan, Mikaela, and Abigail Trang, Luke and Evan Heupel, Matthew (Melissa) Sontseng and their children Reese and Kellan Sonsteng and Jessica Sonsteng.

Visitation Monday November 6, 2016 at Bell Mortuary 12-5 p.m.
Services Tuesday November 7, 2017 at Bell Mortuary 11:00 a.m.
Burial in the Nashua Cemetery 12:30 p.m. on November 7, 2017

Thursday, October 26th 2017
David Groche
David Groche, 87, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home after a lengthy illness. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be at a later date. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com,

Thursday, November 9th 2017
Lois Therese Grobel
Lois Therese Grobel died October 17, 2017. Born July 16, 1930, in the Asbury Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was the youngest child of Richard and Alvina Carlson. Lois graduated Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis, and on January 22, 1949, married Lynn D. Grobel after he completed service with the 82nd Airborne. In the early 1950’s, Lois and family moved to Montana, living first in Billings, then Helena and finally settling in Glasgow in 1959, a move for which she was always grateful. She loved the people of Glasgow, their down-to-earth warmth and welcoming character. Northeastern Montana, its rugged beauty, boundless plains and majestic skyline was always a source of inspiration for her.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William and Robert Carlson, and her sister, Jean Mullane; by Lynn, her husband of 61 years, her daughter, Mary, and son, Peter.

She is survived by her son, Stephen of York County, Virginia; grandchildren Nick, Sarah, Lynsey and Zack and several nieces and nephews.

At Lois’ direction there will not be a public service. There will, however, be a memorial reception at the Cottonwood Inn on November 14, 2017, beginning at 3 p.m.

Lois thrived the last seven years at Valley View Home and regularly expressed her appreciation for the loving and outstanding care she received. It is her desire that anyone inclined to make a memorial contribution do so in favor of the Valley View Home, 1225 Perry Lane, Glasgow, Montana 59230.

There will be a Memorial Reception for Lois Grobel, Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3:00p.m. at the Cottonwood Inn.

Thursday, October 19th 2017
Donna Jeannine Cotter
Donna Jeannine Cotter born September 6, 1936 to Bob and Edna (Dodson) Cotter of Malta, Montana and later of Glasgow, Montana, peacefully passed away at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point Montana on October 16, 2017.

Preceding her in death are her parents Edna and Bob Cotter, and brother, Jerry Cotter.

Donna is survived by her brother, Jim Cotter of Watauga, TX; sister-in-law Margaret Jobe of Fort Worth, TX; her children Debra (Steve) Greenwood of Wolf Point, Kimberly (Tom) Taylor of Spokane, WA, Valorie (Shannon) Lasyone of Huntsville, TX and Robert (Sherri) Jones of Springfield, MO; grandchildren Travis (Jordan) Taylor, Chad Taylor, Mallory Taylor, Chase Taylor, Tanner Neumann, Chance Neumann-Severs, Ashley (Cory) Young, Amber (Billy ) Kennedy and 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a mother and caregiver to many others throughout her life.

Family will receive friends at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana Friday October 20, 2017 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17th 2017
Bernice M. (Lohman) Barrett
Bernice M. (Lohman) Barrett age 90 passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Valley View Home in Glasgow, MT.

Bernice was born on June 28, 1927 in Marion, ND to Erma and Bennie Lohman as the oldest of 3 girls. Bernice graduated from Malta High School in 1946.

Bernice married Hank Morgan on November 28, 1946. He passed away from a fatal car accident on July 4, 1950.

Bernice married Bernard Boreson on March 25, 1952. They lived on the Boreson farm in Tampico, west of Glasgow. There they raised two boys, Bennie and Scott. They enjoyed visiting and celebrating with friends and neighbors through music, food and games. Bernard was diagnosed with cancer; Bernice and the boys took care of the cows, chickens and farming. Bernard passed away on February 5, 1976.

Bernice married Duane Barrett on April 10, 1981. They lived on the farm until November of 1987 when they moved to Glasgow. They enjoyed time with their family, playing cards and traveling the country together. Duane passed away on October 7, 2007.

Bernice belonged to the Valley County CowBells, VFW Auxiliary, Friends of the Pioneer Museum and the First Lutheran Church. She was the Clerk of School District #14, Tampico. Bernice was loyal to all those around her and enjoyed people, serving coffee or tea and cookies for anyone who came to visit.

She was preceded in death by her parents Erma and Bennie; stepfather, James Murphy; three husbands, Hank, Bernard and Duane; and sister, Betty Ohs.

Bernice is survived by her sister, Marilyn (Art) Wildhalm; children, Ben (Connie) Boreson and Scott (Myrtle) Boreson; four grandchildren, Brodie (Lindsey) Boreson, Bo (Crystal) Boreson, Jake (Shanda) Boreson and Emma (Andrew) Kuester; five great grandchildren, Sam, Brynlie, Bentley, Bree and Layla; and many nephews and nieces who will miss her.

Bernice’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT with Pastor Stan Hoobing officiating. A luncheon will follow services also at the First Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pioneer Museum, the First Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Monday, October 16th 2017
Darlene H. Johnson
Darlene H. Johnson passed away October 13, 2017, in Billings, Montana. A graveside service will be held at 2p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Fort Peck Cemetery, with a gathering after at the Fort Peck Fish Hatchery.
Darlene was born April 29, 1932, in Henning, MN, to Ace and Selma Helmbrecht. She was one of 14 children. On July 4, 1949, she married Joe Johnson. They lived in Brockton where they farmed until they moved to Fort Peck in 1972. She moved to Billings in her later years, living at the Pleasant View Apartments, where she had many friends.
Darlene was not only a devoted housewife but was affectionately known as “the egg lady” to many in Fort Peck, delivering fresh farm eggs for many years. She could also be seen helping her son, John, at the Gateway and Fort Peck Hotel, doing whatever was needed.
Darlene was an avid Card and Bingo player. She and her twin sister, Dorine, spent many hours playing dummy rummy. Her wonderful friends, Ina and Rita, in Billings made sure she got to the Bingo hall even after she quit driving.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband Joe, son Mike, her parents and 12 siblings. She is survived by her children: Mary Ann (Joe) Carson of Fort Peck, Juanita Hagen of Glasgow, John Johnson of Plentywood, Joan Burns of Stevensville, Jeff (Andi) Johnson of Glasgow, Sally (Larry) Strom of Billings, 21 Grandchildren, 36 Great Grandchildren and 32 Great-Great Grandchildren, her twin sister Dorine Hagen of Billings, and brother Gary Helmbrecht of California and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Charity of your choice.
Wednesday, October 11th 2017
Steven DeYoung
Steven DeYoung age 49, passed away unexpectedly at his residence by Tiger Butte, near Glasgow, Montana on October 7, 2017.

Steve was born on August 3, 1968 in Chicago Heights, Illinois to Robert and Shirley (Dykema) DeYoung. His family moved to Bozeman where he received his education and graduated from Bozeman High School in 1987. He always had a passion for engines and motorsports including dirt bikes and snowmobiles.

Stevie met his future wife Diana Lynn Guttenberg in Bozeman, MT in 1992 through a mutual friend. After a few low-key drive by’s and a year and a half of friendship, Steve and Diana began dating after a stealthy camping trip. They were married on the shores of Fort Peck Lake on September 19, 1998.

Steve loved his dogs, being outdoors, fishing and was an accomplished marksman. He was involved in competitive shooting and won quite a few awards. Steve also raced in motocross with his friends and took home trophies and prize money from races.

Steve was a gear head and enjoyed riding with his awesome friends. They spent a lot of time riding both bikes and sleds in the mountains of Montana. Steve was an expert technician and a master mechanic and held certificates of training from mechanical trade schools on many types of vehicles, including the certificate of Harley-Davidson PhD.

Steve eventually found his home working for Thompson & Sons in Glasgow as a diesel mechanic under their guidance. He was well respected for not only his skill, but also for his hard work ethic. He often worked late or on weekends to get a vehicle back on the road for the owners. He truly “Rode for the Brand”.

Steven is survived by his wife, Diana DeYoung, his parents, his in-laws, his sister Amy and many close friends. He is also survived by his and Diana’s dogs Goose, Wolfie, Bella and Odessa who he loved dearly.

His visitation will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 5-7 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Services will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. A reception will follow the funeral service at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow, MT.

Monday, October 9th 2017
Sarah Charlotte Alma Bryant
Sarah Charlotte Alma Bryant, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on October 5, 2017 in Glasgow, MT. Sarah was born September 28, 1922 to Swedish immigrants Henning and Ada Emanuelson, the youngest of six children. Sarah was born on the family homestead 16 miles east of Malta, MT. She attended school in the small railroad town of Bowdoin, MT. When that school closed she finished her schooling in Saco, MT where she made many friends. While attending school Sarah made her living as a telephone operator to pay for her room and board. As a young teen she was thrown from a horse, leaving her with lifelong pain. While in Saco, she met Harold Y. Bryant. They married in April of 1942 and had two children- Charlotte Marie in 1944 and Thomas Harold in 1943.

Sarah and Harold spent most of their lives in Fort Peck. Sarah worked at J.C. Penney in Glasgow and when Harold retired from the Army Corp. of Engineers, they moved to Great Falls, MT, where she continued working for J.C. Penney. When she retired she had worked for JC Penney for about 35 years. After Harold passed away, Sarah moved back to Ft. Peck until 2011 when she moved into Valley View Nursing Home. Sarah was preceded in death by her husband Harold; brothers Gus, Carl, Verner, Harold (Margaret) Emanuelson and sister Dorothy Scheffelmaer.

Sarah is survived by her children Tom (Irene) Bryant and Charlotte (Larry) Unger; a nephew Charles (Ranelle) Emanuelson; grandchildren Kevin, Darryn (Carol), Kyle (Cindy) Bryant, Christa (Bill) Wagner, David Unger and Christine Wright; Great grandchildren Spencer, Dane, Henley, Maddox and Murphy Bryant and Sarah and Brendan Wagner. Sarah will be remembered most for her awesome chocolate chip cookies, the beautiful flowers she grew and her love of Christmas. She will forever be in our hearts until we meet again.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 5-7 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Sarah’s funeral service is Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017
Elaine Newton Etchart
Elaine Newton Etchart passed to her Heavenly Home September 30, 2017 with her husband Gene at her side, just short of her 96th birthday. Margaret Elaine Newton was born in Hobson, Montana October 23, 1921. She was the eldest of William “Bill” and Annie McClellan Newton’s four children, arriving ahead of brothers Kenny and Dean and sister Donna. The Newton family spent their early years in Hobson where Bill had mail routes and developed a trucking business, hauling dirt and aggregate as highways were developed in the area.

Elaine’s father moved the young Newton family to Glasgow in 1933 and opened the Hudson Terraplane dealership amid the busy days surrounding the construction of the Fort Peck Dam. Elaine loved people, sewing and music. She was a drummer in the proud kilt clad Glasgow High School marching band (a band of about 90 which required four buses to transport), graduating from Glasgow High in 1939. She became an accomplished pianist and for several years played piano with a ragtime band with friends Bob Rundle, Jack Burgess and others entertaining at “clubhouse dances” in Glasgow, Fort Peck and the surrounding area. All through her life she could make a piano rock with ragtime favorites like The Twelfth Street Rag, The Entertainer and the Charleston Rag. In later years she needed to be coaxed, but she could still make the piano dance to the delight of her family and friends. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Buttrey Department Store in Glasgow at that same time. It was then that she caught the eye of rancher aviator Gene Etchart, who remembers her first as the “Beauty in the red Hudson convertible with white side wall tires.”

After the dam construction days Bill Newton moved his family to Sheridan, Wyoming. Elaine followed them and worked in the First National Bank there. Gene was operating a flying school in Miles City and would fly to Sheridan on weekends as he courted Elaine. The onset of World War II took Gene to Oxnard, California as an Army Air Corps flight instructor. Elaine joined Gene there after being married in Las Vegas on May 23, 1942 and they lived near various air bases during the war. They moved back to Glasgow to operate the Etchart Ranch. Elaine brought Michele into the world in 1943, John in 1945, Joe in 1948, Janeen in 1951 and Jacque in 1958. Elaine and Gene raised their children as they were building the Hinsdale Livestock Company ranch, which they operated until retirement. Elaine was a devoted wife, mother and partner. Through the ranching years she was also very involved in St. Raphael’s Altar Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, the local Republican Party, and the Montana CowBelles among many more. She and a group of friends founded the “Chequers” investment club, who recreationally studied the markets and invested in the 1960s and 70s. And she learned to fly.

She was an artist with sewing and knitting, and sometimes with tile and woodworking. The magnificent needlepoint Christmas stockings she made for all her children, their spouses, her grand and great grandchildren are precious reminders of her pursuit of perfection and flair for beauty. Gene, all of her children and some of their friends wore sweater jackets she made; sweaters with themes tied to each personality. She also took a great deal of pride in her coin and stamp collections. She loved crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, whist and bridge. She was a very good player.

She was a great mother, always immersed in her children’s and their children’s activities. She enjoyed planning and hosting family gatherings, was a magnificent cook and loved to share her recipes. She was quietly generous, often finding little ways to brighten your day or lend a helping hand.

Mom had an uncommon elegant dignity. She was compassionate, courteous, patient and kind. She was interested in everything and everybody. Mom seldom forgot a name or a face. She always had a warm gentle greeting as she encountered acquaintances, wanting to know what was happening in their lives. You could put her in a room full of strangers, and with her gracious way Mom would soon know everyone’s name and be able to tell you about their children.

Mom touched so many lives in so many tender graceful ways; she will be dearly missed by many. Gene, and his beloved Elaine, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary this spring, and together with the entire family marked their 100th and 95th birthdays in August of 2016.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Annie Newton, her brother Dean and her sister Donna; by Gene’s parents, John and Catherine Etchart, her son John Newton Etchart, grandson Jake Etchart, granddaughter Sally Jo Page Haynie and son-in-law Brent Frederickson.

She is survived by her husband Gene, her brother Kenny Newton of Glasgow, daughters Michele (Steve) Page of Billings, Janeen (Tom) McCarvel of Helena, Jacqueline Jeanne Frederickson of Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, son Joe (Patt) of Glasgow, daughter-in law Sarah Etchart of Helena, 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law June (Dean) Newton, Delores (Mark) Etchart and brother-in-law Mitch Etchart.

At Mom’s request, there will be no services at this time; there will be a memorial service later. Rather than flowers, if you are inclined, Mom would have you consider something for the cause of your choice. The Fort Peck Theatre, Carroll College, and St. Raphael’s Parish were among her favorites.

Monday, October 2nd 2017
John W. McLeod
John W. McLeod, age 48, of Opheim, MT passed away on October 1, 2017 in the wonderful care of the staff of Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT. He fought a brave battle against an aggressive form of Lung Cancer.

John was born on June 18, 1969 to Bill and Pat (Duffy) McLeod in Seattle, WA. He grew up in the shadows of the Cascade Range and had many great memories of biking the trails with his brother. He graduated high school from Monroe, WA and soon came to North East Montana.

John enjoyed working a number of jobs including stints in the bakery, printing at the Courier, the St. Marie Water District and in the maintenance department at FMDH. Then he found his passion at the Opheim School. The work was long and required him to get certified to operate a boiler, but he enjoyed going to work every day. He loved his job and the students. Go Vikings!

In July, he was diagnosed with a rapid and aggressive form of lung cancer. The cancer soon spread and eventually led to his death. He fought bravely and always kept a positive outlook. His family wishes to publicly thank the amazing staff of dedicated medical professionals who helped John’s last days to be well remembered.

John is survived by his parents, Bill and Pat McLeod of Glasgow, MT; a brother, Ken of Monroe WA.; his life partner, Suzi Kirby of Opheim, MT.

He was preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service will be held to remember John’s life at the Opheim School on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

In Lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be sent to the FMDH Foundation or the Opheim school district #9D.

Monday, October 2nd 2017
Gerald "Joe" Lee Alden
Gerald “Joe” Lee Alden passed away on September 27, 2017 at the Advanced Care of Hospital of Montana in Billings, MT. He was born to Straud and Lenore (Fuhrman) Alden at Glasgow on March 15, 1941.

He was four years old when our parents moved to a farm in the Fuhrman Community near Larslan. When our dad died in 1965, Joe took over the family farm, enabling mom to live the rest of her life there.

When George graduated from college, Joe and he went into a life-time partnership in farming and ranching. Joe was a member of the Elks and served on the Opheim Farmer Union Board.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, playing cards, team roping and going to hear the elk bugle at Robinson Bridge, but he mostly enjoyed farming and all the equipment involved, especially tractors.

Joe dearly loved his nephews and nieces; great-ones and great-great-ones. Many of them had their first experience in camping, fishing, hunting and trail rides with “Uncle Joe” and Uncle George.

He was preceded in death by his parents, paternal and maternal grandparents, uncles Walter, Clarence, Mel, Earl, Jim and Ken; aunts, Ruth Gilberston and Phyllis Campbell; brother-in-law Lee Eblen and cousins, Joyce Haven, Les Gilbertson, James Fuhrman and Travis Fuhrman.

Joe is survived by his sisters, Pat (Mark) Fauth, Susan (Bob) Fauth and Jane Eblen; brother George Alden, aunts Barbara (Barry) Bales, Phyllis Fuhrman and Shirley Fuhrman; nephews Steve, Tom, Brad, and Mike; nieces Margaret, Dawn and Michele, Marie, Nikki and Kristal; 26 great-nieces and nephews and 19 great-great-nephews and nieces.

He will be missed by family and friends but welcomed by his dad and mom. Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice in his name.

A visitation will take place on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 with family receiving friends from 5-7 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. His funeral service will be on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11 AM at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow, MT with burial to follow at the Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will follow burial back at the Evangelical Church.
Monday, October 2nd 2017
Imojean (Fuhrman) Helgeson
Imojean (Fuhrman) Helgeson was born September 12, 1928, one of five daughters born to Kon C. and Emma (Miller) Fuhrman. Jean passed away peacefully of natural causes at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital on September 29, 2017 at the age of 89. She was born in the small community called Baylor, located south of Opheim, MT.

After spending her younger years at their farm, Jean went to school in Glasgow at the South Side School and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1947. She then attended Beauty School in Chinook, MT becoming a hairdresser, which fulfilled her childhood dream. Along with doing hair she was employed at Buttrey’s Women’s Clothing Store and Friedl’s.

On March 5, 1950 Jean married James Helgeson of Nashua. They resided at the farm of her father before moving to Havre and later moved back to Nashua. During their Nashua time, she worked at the Farmers Union Oil Company of Nashua and J.C. Penny in Glasgow as their bookkeeper. She was very adamant that every account and ledger must balance to the penny at all times. After Jim’s death, she moved to Glasgow where she was employed by United Insurance and Realty. In her later years she moved to Nemont Manor.

Jean was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Glasgow. Many hours of her life were dedicated to her favorite past time of sewing. As in her bookkeeping skills, her stitches in sewing had to be perfect. She took great pride in her sewing. Jean also loved to go to bingo anytime she could. Rounding out her hobbies were baking cookies, bowling, embroidery and you could always find a word search book close to her chair.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Helen Rennick and numerous relatives.

Jean is survived by her sisters, Hilda Rosencrans and Adeline Mitchell of Glasgow, MT and Theresa Sather of Bozeman, MT; son, Donald of Big Sandy, MT; daughter, Connie (Ben) Danelson of Scobey, MT; grandchildren, Casey (Katrina) Danelson and children Mesa and Colby and LeeAnn Danelson and daughter Shay of Scobey, MT; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-greats who graced her life.

Jean’s funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT.

Monday, September 25th 2017
H. James Belcher
Jim’s Story: H. James Belcher relocated to live in heaven September 19, 2017. Born in Devils Lake, ND on August 20, 1944 to Harold and Selma (Lee) Belcher. Jim grew up with seven sisters and one brother on a farm near Fort Totten, ND. He graduated from Sheyenne, ND in 1962. Attended Oak Hills Bible Institute in Minnesota and University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. A drafted Vietnam era veteran he was a chaplain’s assistant in Okinawa.

He married Sheryl Kunkel in 1970 in Everett, WA. Together they had three children, all of whom graduated from Glasgow High School. Jim retired in 2004 from the Corps of Engineers as a power plant operator/high voltage electrician. His passion for hunting and fishing kept him in Montana. His laughter is still a living memory with his dear friends. His retirement job of driving the activity bus was another great joy to him. He encouraged and cared about students from Frazer, Glasgow and Nashua. Jim also grew bountiful gardens and loved to can sauerkraut, pickled beans, corn, crab apples, beets, dill pickles and fantastic salsa. He also loved being a grandpa.

Welcoming him into heaven are his parents, one sister and one brother. He is survived by wife, Sheryl Kunkel-Belcher; three children, Kimberlee and husband Mohammed Badal and their sons Ihsaan age 7 and Ilahn age 5 of Virginia, Kirsten of Honolulu, HI and Matthew of Colorado Springs, CO. As per his request no memorial service was held. The family held a celebration of his life on Saturday, September 23, 2017. A spring military procession will be held in Sturgis, SD. Date to be announced.

Monday, September 25th 2017
Travis Lee Fuhrman
Travis Lee Fuhrman, 53, of Long Beach, CA, left our world on September 12, 2017.

Travis was born December 16, 1963 in Glasgow, MT to Harry (Jim) and Phyllis Fuhrman, and was raised on the family farm in Larslan, MT. He attended Opheim School and graduated as valedictorian in 1982. He was selected as the Montana Presidential Scholar and was flown to Washington, D.C. to receive honors. He then attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana, where he graduated with honors and a double BA in Business & Public Administration. He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of California – Irvine, where he graduated valedictorian of his class.

Travis was not your ordinary child. He was incredibly smart and articulate from a very early age. He loved numbers and could multiply three-digit numbers in his head before first grade. Instead of Dr. Seuss, he read the Farmer’s Almanac, Guinness Book of World Records, and Richey Rich, and could recite all presidents, vice presidents, and their parties as a young child. He continued his love for numbers and after college began working for the FDIC, and later worked for Downey Savings & Loan, Option 1 Mortgage, and was with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the last 13 years.

Travis was a kind, caring, and sensitive soul with a huge heart. His family, friends, and his animals meant everything to him. He had a great sense of humor, and even during those times when he was struggling, he always had a joke or story to cheer somebody up. He had an infectious laugh that warmed your heart and made you laugh as hard as he did. Travis was a wonderful human being and would give anything he had to someone in need. His generosity and compassion extended to the homeless, and at Christmas he passed out blankets and other items to the homeless throughout Long Beach. He also volunteered many hours at the Long Beach Rescue Mission doing “KP” duty. Over the years he gave a home to many animals including snakes, rats, chinchillas, and dogs.

Certain times of the year were very special to Travis. His favorite vacation was going to the farm to see his mother and helping her with her garden and yard work. He loved planning costumes every year for Halloween, and they were eagerly anticipated by his friends, family, and especially his co-workers. They were always unique and amazing!

Our Travis is no longer struggling. He is at peace and the pain he endured here on earth is no more. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, friend, and co-worker, and touched so many lives during his time with us. He will be forever in our hearts.

Travis was preceded in death by his father, Harry (Jim) Fuhrman, and his nephew, Damon Soper. He leaves behind his mother, Phyllis Fuhrman, his sisters Tara Andren (Dale) Ebersviller of Billings, Tanya Fuhrman of Santa Maria, CA, Kim Madler (John Vermulm & family, Cut Bank) of Larslan, and Penny Shipp of Larslan, as well as nephew Tanner (Katy) Andren, and nieces Alison (Kelly) Pusley & family, Ashley (CJ) Kemmis & family, and Kelsey Madler (Tim Shehan). He is also survived by his “furry family” of 2 dogs, Lola and Cocopuff, and 2 chinchillas, Shadow & JJ.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 3 p.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, with a reception immediately following at 4 p.m. at the Elks Club in Glasgow. The family asks that everyone wear a bright colored shirt and/or jeans to the service to pay tribute to Travis’s love of bright colors. His favorite color was purple. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Long Beach Rescue Mission, or if you wish, the family can forward your donation. Condolences may be left for the family at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Wednesday, September 20th 2017
Roger Allen Davis
Roger Allen Davis Sr., 77, passed away on Sunday evening, September17, 2017 at his residence in St. Marie, MT.

He was born October 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois to Fredrick and Eleanor (Rieske) Davis. He grew up in Rockford, Illinois with his younger sister, Sharon Davis-Grimmett, who preceded him in death and his brother, Terry Davis.

Roger joined the Air Force at the age of seventeen years old in 1956. He spent his career teaching in the Physiological Training Unit. He was an instructor for student pilots in teaching simulated flying. He also taught parachute training, desert and jungle survival. He was a noted desert survival teacher who set up displays in a natural environment. His later years in the military provided him with the opportunity to be an Air Force Recruiter in the panhandle of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. He always met and exceeded his quota for enlisting recruits.

Roger was the father of three sons and three daughters as noted in the following; daughters Deborah Davis of Dalton,Georgia, Teresa Davis of Birmingham, Alabama, and Rachel Etheridge of St. Marie, Montana and sons Roger Davis Jr. of Great Falls, Montana, Robert Davis of Billings, Montana and Aaron Davis who preceded him in death. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren.

Roger was an active member for 54 years of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He always had a firm handshake and a humorous personality.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Bell Mortuary. Graveside service will take place in Sheridan, Wyoming at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday September 21, 2017. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com. Memorials in Roger’s name can be given to the Relief Fund for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Tuesday, September 19th 2017
Donna (Aal) Hatton-Olson
Donna (Aal) Hatton-Olson was born April 23, 1935 and passed away September 7th, 2017.

Donna was born to Earl & Lillian (Knutson)Aal at Williston, ND. She attended school in Williston until her Junior year when her family moved to Watford City. She graduated from Watford City High School class of 1953. She was then accepted to the Trinity School of Nursing Registered Nursing program. She graduated with the Trinity class of 1957.

She met Robert T. Hatton shortly following returning to Williston, when he was working for Great Northern Railroad. Bob and Donna were united in marriage August 7th, 1961 in Englewood, CO. Shortly after being married they traveled thru Turkey, Germany and Europe. They returned to Glasgow MT. In 1966, Bob and Donna adopted their 1st child, Lisa Kae. They then moved to Broomfield, CO. In 1971, they adopted their 2nd child, Paul Andrew. Bob passed away April 7th, 1977. In 1980 Donna moved the family to Williston, ND to reside closer to family.

Donna worked in hospital and clinic settings, when moving to Williston she began a new phase of her life working at Bethel Lutheran Home. She began her new position as Assistant Head Director of Nursing in the fall of 1980. During her time with Bethel she made so many new friends that felt like family. Donna’s nursing career spanned a 50-year time frame.

On October 16th, 1983, Donna had her 1st date with Leland (Ole) Olson. From that day on they were inseparable. Together they not only enjoyed each other’s company but enjoyed, boating, traveling and most of all dancing. On December 22nd, 1985, they were united in marriage in Plentywood, MT.

Donna is survived by her husband Leland (Ole) Olson, Coeur d’Alene, ID, daughter Lisa (Wade) Soiseth, Williston, son Paul (Sue) Hatton, Coral Gables, FL, step-son Leland Olson, Jr., Rathdrum, ID, step¬daughter Tami Skurupey, Hayden, ID, 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Numerous sisters-in¬law, brothers-in-law, nieces & nephews.

Preceding Donna in death were her parents, husband, Robert Hatton, brother, Robert Aal, mother-in law Hazel Hatton, brothers-in-law Charles Lynch Ill and Bill Hatton.

A memorial service will be held in honor of Donna on Saturday September 23rd, 2017 at 11:00AM in the Chapel of First Lutheran Church.

Friday, September 15th 2017
Gerald Paul Monson
On September 13, our beloved “Babe” left this world, surrounded by his children and friends, to be with his high school sweetheart, Darlene. Gerald Paul “Babe” Monson was born on November 5, 1938, in Rothsay, MN. He was the sixth child of Julian Monson and Effie Halbakken. Shortly after his birth, the name Gerald Paul was dropped, and he became known as “Babe” He was baptized November 30, 1938 and was confirmed on May 24, 1953 at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow.

Babe and his family moved to Montana during Thanksgiving of 1944. He was a hard worker and started working at the young age of eight cutting grass, snow shoveling, and as a paperboy. Throughout his years he had many jobs from a ranch hand, sheep herder, hay hauler, bellhop, construction worker, pouring the runway for the Glasgow Air Base, laying water line, building the second powerhouse at the dam, beer distributor, bank loan officer and a tank driver in the National Guard.

Paul graduated from Glasgow High School in 1956. In December of 1959 he married the love of his life, Darlene Sundby. He and Darlene were involved with the Lutheran Church early in their marriage with Darlene teaching Sunday School and Paul serving as the Treasurer. Together they raised three children, Lance, Lana, and Louis. He bought the Montana Bar in 1976 with a partner. He sold it in 1979 only to buy it back in 1982. Since then they have run it as a family business making friends with everyone who walked through the front door.

Babe made friends with everyone and frequently traveled to Minnesota for whist tournaments. He also hosted an annual whist tournament at the Montana Bar for 30 years. He would take annual trips to Vegas with his friends and family to bring a little piece of Cadillac Corner to Vegas. During the summer you could find him and his friends loaded up in the van traveling to all the eastern Montana rodeos. You could frequently find him shooting off the cannon at the high school football games and the Montana Governors Cup. They had a 100-year celebration of the bar in 1999 which wouldn’t have been complete without a horse poker run. Babe hosted the Catfish Classic for many years and was awarded the Aaron “Chappy” Chatten award in 2016. He was honored at the Northeastern Montana Rodeo in 2017 for his continued support of the rodeo association. The Cowboy Calcutta was a popular event for many years in the Montana Bar, which brought everyone together, and it was a great time for all involved. He was very proud of his Norwegian heritage and every May 17 he could be seen proudly marching the Norwegian flag up front street in celebration of Norwegian Day.

He is survived by his children Lance, Lana, and Louie; his grandchildren, Paula and her husband Landon, Ryan and Chase; his great grandchild Ryley; his sisters, Arlys and Vonnie and brother Leland; numerous nieces, nephews, and too many friends to count. He is preceded in death by parents Effie and Julian; his wife, Darlene; sisters Evelyn and Donna and brother Buster.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Valley Event Center on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM with burial following at Highland Cemetery. The family will be hosting a gathering at the Elks Lodge following the graveside service. Babe said it best when he said, “I had an enjoyable life; I met a lot of interesting people and I like them all.”

Thursday, September 14th 2017
Meredith Shirley (Geer) Kummerfeldt
Meredith Shirley (Geer) Kummerfeldt passed away of natural causes September 11, 2017 at Valley View at the age of 95.

Meredith was the second of twins, born September 18, 1921 near New London, Minnesota to Henry and Jennie (Price) Geer.

At the age of 13, she and her family moved from their Minnesota farm to Park Grove, Montana where her father worked for the Army Corp of Engineers building the Fort Peck Dam. Meredith graduated from Nashua High School in 1939 then attended Deaconess School of Nursing in Great Falls, Montana to become a Registered Nurse.

During WW2, Meredith served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943-1946, promoting to Lieutenant and stationed at Farragut, Idaho, San Leandro, California and Aiea Height, Hawaii. While stationed in Hawaii, she nursed the soldiers returning to the mainland from fighting in the Pacific Theater. After her honorable discharge from the Navy, she worked as an operating room nurse at the University of Minnesota and at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.

Meredith then earned her Bachelors of Nursing from Montana State University in 1953 followed by completing her Master’s Program in Nursing Education at the University of Washington. She worked at the VA hospitals in Seattle, Washington and Boise, Idaho from 1957-1960.

In 1961, Meredith moved back to the Nashua area and married Franklin Kummerfeldt. She was very active at Bethel Lutheran Church of Grain, where she was baptized, on November 23, 1969, along with her children Kurt and Karyn and mother-in-law, Ossie Kummerfeldt. Meredith was a long-standing member of the ALCW Ladies Aid, as well as teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Meredith was a member of the local DAR and American Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered for many years at the Nashua school conducting immunization clinics, eye tests, height and weight record keeping and the annual preschool round-ups. Her hobbies and passions were reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. After her divorce, she moved to Portland, Oregon in 1994 to be near her daughter and returned to Glasgow in 2007.

Meredith was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Jennie Geer, sisters-in-law, Mildred “Millie” Geer, and Theda Geer and nephew, Jeff Geer

Meredith is survived by her twin brother Miles “Bud” Geer of Glasgow Montana, brother John “Jack” Geer of Billings, Montana; daughter Karyn (Will) Taylor of Portland, Oregon, and son Kurt (Tammy) Kummerfeldt of N. Nashua and grandchildren Caleb, Luke and Zackary Taylor and Kaden and Zevin Kummerfeldt.

Meredith’s funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT. Burial will follow in the Glasgow Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Valley County Pioneer Museum in honor of Meredith Kummerfeldt.

Monday, September 11th 2017
Ollie Merleen (Tweeden) Armstrong
Ollie Merleen (Tweeden) Armstrong passed away peacefully on September 2, 2017, at Valley View Home, in Glasgow, MT. Ollie was born June 24, 1925, the only child of Amos and Ethel Tweeden, in Tacoma, Washington. She was raised in Spanaway, and attended Spanaway Elementary School.

She spent much of her childhood at the home of her grandparents, Spanaway pioneers Chris and Nettie Turner. Her parents had a gas station and car lot where Ollie learned to drive in an old wrecker out behind the station. She also loved to sneak into her father’s laundry truck so she could go to the horse races with him after laundry delivery.

Ollie attended Stewart Junior High and Lincoln High School, in Tacoma, where she graduated in 1941. She went on to attend Pacific Lutheran University. Ollie was active in swimming, skiing, school newspaper, forestry and student government. She married Hartzell (Hank) West in 1943 while Hank was serving in the Navy. Together they had two children, Stormy and Sandra. In 1954, Ollie married Robert (Bob) Armstrong. Together, they added two more children, Mary and Patrick, to complete Ollie’s wish of having four children. She taught her children to work hard, be honest, and to value family above all.

Ollie could make a dollar stretch a mile. She always found a way to get that perfect birthday and Christmas present for her children, despite being a single mother on a tight budget.

Ollie worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses in Tacoma before she worked at both Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force base in the civil service. During that time, while she was raising her children, she attended night school, sometimes four nights a week, to finish her associate degree in accounting. She eventually became the budget office manager for Civil Engineers at McChord, retiring in 1987.

After she retired, Ollie learned to play bridge and golf. She volunteered for 15 years at St Clair Hospital’s gift shop. Ollie’s happiest times were spent with her children and grandchildren. She travelled extensively with daughter Sandy, and granddaughters Stephanie and Denise, eventually taking a trip to visit her grandpa Chris’ birthplace in England, and her father Amos’ birthplace in Norway.

She enjoyed reading and playing cards, shopping with her kids and grandkids, drinking wine and martinis with her girls, and going out in the boat. She loved the water, was a great swimmer, learned to surf in Hawaii, and loved trips to the ocean. Ollie was an avid Seattle Mariners’ fan, and had a beautiful home in Fircrest. The family especially loved to get together at Grandma Ollie’s every Christmas Eve.

Ollie had an amazing spirit and a wonderful sense of humor. She lived in her own home until she was 87 years old. She then lived in Long Beach, California with her daughter Sandy, and granddaughters Stephanie and Denise, for two years before moving to Valley View Home in Glasgow, Montana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her oldest son, Stormy West; and her grandson, Shane West. She is survived by daughter, Sandy Swick, Long Beach, CA; daughter, Mary Armstrong (John Lamb), Glasgow, MT, and son, Pat Armstrong (Stacy), Wenatchee, WA, daughter-in-law Debbie Yager (Jeff); grandchildren Kenneth Alvin Swick, Jr (Roberta), Stephanie Swick (Denise Tonini), Neil Good (Danielle), Jeremy West (Charlene), Daniel Russell, Reilly Armstrong and Jacob, Joshua (Soeni), Zack (Melanie) and John Ross Lamb; great-grandchildren Keith (Jen) Swick, Jeff (Meghan)Swick, Griffin and Alexandria Swick, Dylan Good (Leanna), and Destinee Beckner; great great-grandchildren Taya and Neve Swick, and Oliver Good.

The family will hold a celebration of Ollie’s life in Washington State at a later date.

Tuesday, September 5th 2017
Roger Fred Ereaux
MALTA-Roger Fred Ereaux, 81 years old, passed away of natural causes on Monday, August 28th at the Great Falls hospital.

Rosary will be at 6:30 P.M., Sunday, Sept. 3, at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Sharing of stories will start at 7:00 P.M. after the rosary. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 4 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Roger was born on January 6th, 1936 to Fred and Ilene (Burlingame) Ereaux in Wheeler, MT. He was the oldest of 11 children. Roger’s youthful days were spent attending South Wagner School. Many hours were spent playing basketball, baseball and learning to dance. His love of hunting, fishing all sports and hard work began at that early age. He graduated from Malta High School in 1954, married Alice Cauffman in 1955 and had 10 children divorcing in 1988. Roger was a salesman, promoter and developer who held his community and friends with the highest regards. He sold insurance, owned and operated bars & hotels, EH&S Construction Company, Holiday Realty, member of the MT National Guard and volunteer fireman. He became widely known for promoting and rebuilding the community of Malta. The many boards he served on benefitted from his visions to make things better for the people of Phillips County and the state of MT. Among his many accomplishments were bringing to our county famous country music artists such as Charlie Pride, daredevil Robbie Knievel, helping to organize the breaking of the Guinness Book World’s Largest Hamburger, promoting both district and state high school rodeos, the original Milk River Pavilion, helping to make the new Phillips County Hospital a reality and helping keep the Hi-Line Retirement Center open. He spent many hours fishing on the pontoon at Nelson Reservoir, played a lot of pinochle, whist, 31, poker and threw some dice. He won some and lost some.

Allie and Roger traveled to all parts of the U.S. with good friends Swede & Lois Goodheart, his faithful secretary Grace, Cliff & Helen Heck, Marvin and Donna Korb and many others. He was especially fond of Aunt Sadie and Uncle Don Pope, living with them during his high school years and building a log cabin at the lake with them. Many parties, reunions and get-togethers were hosted there by Roger, Allie and the Pope’s that were enjoyed by many friends and relatives.

He married Velma (Pickles) James in later life and made their home at the Sleeping Buffalo. He remained at the Sleeping Buffalo until 2013 when he moved to Malta to semi-retire. Roger had a good life with many successes and set-backs. He lived it to the fullest extent possible, had a lot of fun and helped others to do the same.

He is survived by his 10 children Roger Dale (Brenda) Ereaux of Fort Benton, James Howard Ereaux of Malta, Shaune Marie Kuszmaul of Great Falls, Michael Fred (Nancy) Ereaux of Malta, Anita Faye (Brian) Green of Malta, Darcy Ann (Brian) Kirkhorn of Fairfield, Mark Allen Ereaux of Spokane, Donald Earl Ereaux of Malta, Daniel Edward Ereaux (Barbie) of Metaline WA, Kenneth (Kathy) Ereaux of Malta and 23 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Roy (Marian) Ereaux, sisters Claris Darrah of Malta, Phyllis Harrington of Helena, Stella (John) Murray of Great Falls, Darla (Leo) Barthelmess of Malta, sisters-in-law Jane Ereaux and Lynette Ereaux of Malta and Jean Ereaux of Morgan Mill TX, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Ilene Ereaux, Aunt Sadie and Uncle Don Pope, son in-law Don Kuszmaul, daughter in-law Donna Ereaux, brothers Ezzie, Carrol and Byron Ereaux and sisters LaDonna Itcaina and June Fitzpatrick, brother in-laws Jean Itcaina and Jim Fitzpatrick and niece Monica Darrah.
Monday, August 14th 2017
Linda Nybakken
Linda Nybakken passed away, surrounded by family, at Hillside Health Care Center in Missoula, Montana, on Sunday, August 6, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and other health problems. She maintained an upbeat and positive attitude until the end and as her great friend Karen Gaskill wrote, “Can you imagine the cleanest, purest air she is breathing right now? I am just happy for her at this moment.”

She was born August 16, 1944, in Broadus, Montana, to Leland and Montana “Tana” (Ames) Cook. Linda had one sibling, Robert (Bob) Cook. She was preceded in death by her parents. Linda loved horses and the ranch life growing up and her favorite vacation spots were the “hills of Powder River County.”

Linda graduated from Powder River High School in 1962 and then attended Eastern Montana College. She married Dan Fraser and they had two sons. Linda and Dan later divorced. She lived in many different places during her life, including Billings, Browning, East Glacier, Helena, Boise, Miles City, and Glasgow. She was a very hard worker and had a number of different jobs including working for an oil drilling outfit and a company that built doors for naval ships. She also worked for the Blackfeet Tribe in Browning and finally for the Welfare Department for the State of Montana.
She moved to Glasgow, Montana, in 1991. While in Glasgow, she met her future husband Don Nybakken, whom she married in 1993. Don brought three children to the union, and together they ended up with 12 grandchildren that they were both tremendously proud of. Linda worked in Glasgow as the County Director for the Welfare Department while Don farmed. She retired from the state with 30-years of service in 2005. After retirement, she took on contract work in addition to the many duties required of a farmer’s wife.

Linda loved her post-retirement work as the District One Trustee and Chairman for the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center. She also loved to stay in contact with her many friends and family no matter where they lived, and she just loved visiting with people. She enjoyed politics, cooking, sewing, arts and crafts, and began making jewelry as her health deteriorated and endless hours of physical work became more difficult. She found true joy in giving to her family and many friends. Don always said her jewelry making was a great business that probably only cost her about $5,000 a year, not counting the many hundreds of hours of her time. But she loved the hours spent, and she loved the people she gave the jewelry and other crafts to, most often with an accompanying note.

She is survived by her husband Don Nybakken of Nashua, Montana; her brother, Bob Cook of Pocatello, Idaho; her sons Denver (Tammy) Fraser of Clancy, Montana, and Dax (Kim) Fraser of Missoula, Montana; two grandchildren, Dane and Kodi Fraser; three step-children, Brian Nybakken, Greg (Kelli) Nybakken, and Jana (Luke) Tolzien; and 10 step-grandchildren: Jordan, Trinn, Allie, and Kyra Nybakken; Katelin Anderson, Hayley, Brianna, and Cash Nybakken; and Davis and Garris Tolzien.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Linda touched are invited to the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana, at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 26, 2017, for a funeral service. Lunch will follow. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center, PO Box 1569, Big Timber, MT 59011.

Monday, August 14th 2017
Terence "Terry" Colbrese
Terence “Terry” Scott Colbrese, 59, of Glasgow, Montana passed away August 13, 2017 in Glasgow, Montana.

Terry was born October 4, 1957 in Glendive, Montana to John and Joyce (Patterson) Colbrese. He graduated from Dawson County High School in 1976. He started to work at Reynold’s Market in 1976 in Glendive as a stocker, working his way up to manager of the Glasgow location.
On February 7, 1976 he married Vicky Raisl and they had two daughters, Tara and Lynsey. In 1982 he met Stacy Bryant and they were married August 4, 1984 and they divorced in 2017.

Terry was an avid football fan and loved his Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed doing things for his community and supporting community events; he was a Glasgow Chamber member, served on the FMDH Board, was active working with the Montana Governor’s Cup Walleye Tournament. Terry had a special place in his heart for animals, especially his dog, Bentley. He valued his friendships and held them close to his heart. He adored and loved his daughters and grandkids, they always said “Just ask grandpa, he never says no.”

Terry is preceded in death by his parents, John and Joyce Colbrese.

Terry is survived by his daughters, Tara (Darin) Bulock and their children Daltin, Maklay, Brock and Taitlin of Miles City and Lynsey (Ricky) Reyes and their children Ava, Grace and Rico of Glasgow; brothers Mike (Jan) Colbrese, Dennis (Sonja) Colbrese, Brad (Michelle) Colbrese and Craig Colbrese; sister Diane (Pete) Leath; numerous nieces and step-mother Jackie Colbrese of Rapid City.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 6-8 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. His funeral service will be Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, MT. Inurnment will take place at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Dawson Memorial Cemetery in Glendive, MT.

The family asks that memorials be left in Terry’s name to (City of Glasgow- Memo: swimming pool) or a community club in his honor.

Wednesday, August 9th 2017
Dorena Blanchard
On August 5, 2017 we lost our sister, mother and best friend, Dorena Blanchard, unexpectedly in the comfort of her own home. Dorena was born April 9, 1969 in Glasgow, Mont. to Myron Blanchard and Helen (Nelson) Blanchard. She attended Glasgow High School from where she graduated in 1987. She then went on to graduate from UND-Williston with her Associates in Interior Design in 1989. Only a short while later she had her first child, Brittany Anne, in May of 1991. Her second daughter, Elena June, came along in March on 1993. Her third child and eldest son, Ryan Joseph, joined in April of 1995. Her youngest baby, Robert Joseph, joined the family in November 1996. Her life then became full of sleepovers, birthday parties, laughter and creating memories.

Dorena was an extremely hard worker, which she did solely to provide for her children. She wouldn’t have changed that for the world. She worked at Tastee Freeze in her younger years, then as a house keeper at La Casa and the Rustic Lodge. She eventually went to Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital where she dabbled in many departments. She finally settled in on the second floor Outpatient Clinic where she spent the rest of her remaining time. She absolutely loved her spot on the second floor where she cared deeply for all her patients, doctors and friends who became family. Many will remember her for her huge heart and compassionate soul. She never turned away a friend in need of someone to cry to, to lean on or even to rant to. She constantly had a warm, genuine smile for everyone she saw.

Dorena loved her children more than anything. Everything she did was for the sake of her babies. She was the most extraordinary mother who taught us all to show compassion to everyone we met. To always forgive anything. Give everyone the chance they deserved and how to live every day to the fullest with no regrets. She gave the best advice ever.

Dorena had many joys to fill her time. From kicking back and watching shows with her beloved pets, Rhino and Quanick, to spending time in her gorgeous yard, where she was most at peace. Dorena was an avid collector of “treasures”. She deeply enjoyed people watching, taking drives and listening about her babies’ days. There wasn't anything Dorena didn’t do for her babies.

Dorena will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include her daughters, Brittany Anne and Elena June; sons, Ryan Joseph and Robert (Robbie) Joseph Grandchamp; loving sister, Georgie Kulczyk; nephew and niece, Parker and Jordan Kulczyk and many cherished family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, mother Helen Blanchard and father Myron Blanchard; grandma Mabel; grandpa Burt; her second family, Iris Grandchamp, Robert (Bobby Joe) Grandchamp Sr., Robert (lil Bob) Grandchamp Jr., as well as numerous aunts, uncles and friends.

Family will receive friends on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 5-7 PM at the Bell Mortuary. Funeral service will be Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow. Burial will follow in Glasgow's Highland Cemetery. Following the burial, a luncheon will be held at the Evangelical Church. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Wednesday, August 9th 2017
Leith Wimmer
Leith Dewayne Wimmer, age 82, of Glasgow, MT passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive, MT. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Glasgow Evangelical Church.

Leith was born on May 18, 1935 to Earl and Dalene (Crone) Wimmer in Scobey, MT. He grew up in the town of Fort Peck graduating from Glasgow High School Class of 1953. He was proud of accomplishing an Eagle Scout ranking. Leith was awarded a Navy ROTC scholarship, and attended Iowa State College, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering in
1957.

During college, Leith met Frances "Anne" Radcliffe, the soon-to-be love of his life, and the two were married on December 24, 1956 in Moline, IL. Upon graduation Leith was commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy and assigned to San Diego, where he served as an Engineering Officer on the Destroyer USS Bradford (DD-545), making deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean.

Completing military service, the family added two sons, Leith and Chuck, and returned to Fort Peck where he began working as a Civil Engineer at Glasgow Air Force Base. His next stop, with an additional family member (Sue), was Kalispell, MT where he designed roads for the Forest Service.

Leith then decided that he wanted to raise his family in a better environment and purchased a farm in Glasgow. He became a farmer in 1965, shortly there after adding a ranching operation located near Tampico, MT. During that time another Wimmer family member was added (Sandy). Leith became a Real Estate Broker and later served as a real estate appraiser. Leith slowly transitioned to retirement, eventually spending time with family as much as possible.

Leith was passionate about fishing, bow hunting, golf, and most of all his wife Anne, his kids and grandkids. He and Anne shared incredible life experiences from building their home in 1982 to traveling together on many adventures. Relationship with the Lord, Bible Study Group and fellowship were key elements in his life. He was a member of the Glasgow Evangelical Church, the Gideons and Sunnyside Golf Course.

Leith was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Dalene Wimmer, his wife Anne and his son- in-law Walt Peterson. He is survived by his children, Leith S. Wimmer of Montana City, MT; Chuck (Becky) Wimmer of Havre, MT; Sue Peterson of Glendive, MT and her daughter Katy; Sandy (John) Nichols of Escondido, CA and sons Andre, Quinn and Liam; one sister, Beve Finley of Bozeman, MT. Sister-in-laws Dor Sease, Margaret Radcliffe and Karen (John) Molgaard.

Leith’s last words to family was: “see you later alligator”, a true testament to his wonderful sense of humor, even at death’s doorstep.

Thursday, August 3rd 2017
Ronald Warren Bondy
Ronald Warren Bondy, the oldest son of the late Warren and Betty Bondy, was born July 20, 1945 in Walla Walla, WA where his father was stationed as an Arial Gunnery Instructor for the Army Air Corp. Following Warren’s release from active duty, the family moved to Ft. Peck, MT where Ron attended grade school. Ron attended high school in Nashua where he graduated in 1963. After a year of continuing education in Nashua, Ron joined the U.S. Navy where he enjoyed four years of active duty at Great Lakes, Il, Newport News, VA, Hawaii and Guam. He had sea duty on the USS Isle Royale and the USS Newport News.

After his Navy tour, he returned to the family home in Highmore, SD where he took a job as the “Sunshine Milk Man”. He then attended Black Hill State College in Spearfish, SD during which time he worked seasonally as a firefighter for the US Forest Service. This eventually turned into permanent employment with the BLM in fire suppression. Ron moved to Riverside, CA and later transferred to Battle Mountain, NV where he retired from the BLM in 1999 and moved to Park Grove, MT.

Ron never met a stranger. He would visit with anyone, anywhere and even though he was a big man with big hands, he was an expert at counted cross stitch, crocheting, tatting, fly tying, leatherwork, and lathe work. He would make gifts for a lot of people he met which included crocheted scarves, personalized book markers, tatted crosses and pen and pencil sets. He also made many rattlesnake belt buckles after eating the snake for breakfast! Ron loved Amtrak and would usually take the train whenever he traveled to see family for holidays although would sometimes drive. Sadly, he was never able to make his dream trip across Canada via Amtrak but in his earlier days, he was able to go through Scandinavia with his youngest sister, Chucky. Ron was a back roads kind of traveler and wasn’t afraid to go off the beaten path to explore small town USA. He would occasionally look up long lost relatives and stop in to reconnect during his travels.

Ron was light on his feet and loved to dance. He belonged to Square dancing and Clogging Clubs and would dance 7 days a week. He was great at Waltzes, Polkas and Jitterbugging. Any time there was music on, you could be sure he was dancing to it with anyone he could get out on the floor with him.
Ron also loved hunting and fishing and was a licensed Ham Radio Operator with a call sign of KB7GCX.

Sadly, Ron’s traveling days ended after suffering multiple strokes which ultimately lead to him being admitted to Valley View Nursing home in Glasgow later transferring to Fallon Memorial Nursing Home in Baker, MT to be closer to his sister Terry. Ron passed peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday August 1, 2017.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Betty Bondy and two nieces, Christy and Michelle Mace. He is survived by his brother, Rick of St. Ignatius, MT, Mikey (Jim) Hamlin of Spokane, WA, Terry Bondy (Dave Hickey) of Baker, MT, Nicki (Larry) Mace of Spring, TX, and Chucky (Jeff) Fink of Elk Grove Village, IL as well as numerous and dearly loved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on August 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT.

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017
Lois Marguerite Wilson Markle
Lois Marguerite Wilson Markle peacefully passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow on Aug. 2, 2017 from complications of a stroke. She was 96 years old.
A private family funeral service will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow on Saturday, Aug. 5, with Episcopal Deacon Shirley Putz officiating. Friends are invited to a celebration of her life at the VFW Club in Glasgow beginning at 4:30 on Saturday, August 5. Inurnment will be at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.
Lois was born March 14, 1921 in the Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow to Mary (McKitterick) and Floyd G. Wilson. She attended Glasgow schools for most of her education and graduated in 1938. She attended MSU in Bozeman and NMC in Havre where she studied business and earned a private pilot’s license. Returning to Glasgow, she was employed by MT Bell and in the Valley County attorney's office before her marriage to O.E. Markle in April of 1942. They lived in California while O.E. was in the Army Air Corp and where their oldest son, Tom, was born. They moved back to Glasgow in 1945 and were blessed with Jack, Dick and Janet.
An important and meaningful part of her life was her work with the Glasgow High School Educational Trust, started in 1964 by members of her class of 1938. Lois was a founding board member and served as chief executive officer until the year 2000. It was a great satisfaction to her as the trust helped GHS graduates further their educations while it also provided much needed equipment for the school. In recognition of her work with the Trust, the auditorium at Glasgow High School was named the Lois Wilson Markle Auditorium. It was a great honor to her.
Lois was very active in St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, serving for many years as leader of the Altar Guild. She and O.E. were active participants in numerous civic organizations. Lois had many talents which she graciously shared with so many. She was a wonderful cook and meticulous with her needlework; she enjoyed golf and found great joy in playing bridge with her friends.
She was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children: Tom (Cindy), Jack (Jeanine), Dick (Janet Perkins), and Janet (Meredith) Reiter; grandchildren: Mary Beth (Kevin) Kofstad, Drew (Ashley) Markle, Michelle (Brett) Huntsman, Annie (Rob) Compson, Dirk (Bonnie) Markle, Bess (Nick) Reid, Kitty Earley, Krista (Ty) Traxler, and John (Anna) Earley; 18 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Kae Markle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister Alice Huxsol, brothers-in-law C.D. Markle, Tag Markle and Robert Huxsol, and sister-in-law Jean Markle.
Monday, July 31st 2017
James (Jim) K. Seiler
James (Jim) K. Seiler, age 73, of Glasgow, MT passed away on July 28th, 2017 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. Jim was born on February 8th, 1944 in Glasgow to Charles M. Seiler and Marie Roos and received his early education from St. Raphael's Catholic School, graduating from Glasgow High School in 1962. Immediately after graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving 4 years. He married Teddi L. Kamrud on December 27th, 1969 and made their home in Glasgow where they raised two children, Doug and Rachel.

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for a number of years and volunteered on the Long Run Fire Department. Jim worked at and later managed Northeast Auto Parts in Glasgow for 25 years, and then worked as a custodian at the Glasgow High School until retirement.

Survivors include: wife, Teddi; son, Doug (Michelle) Seiler of W. Richland, WA; daughter, Rachel Seiler of Havre, MT; 3 grandchildren, Cayden, Erica, and Jeremy; 2 sisters, Marlene Zinner of Aurora, CO and Sherryee (John) Turner of Nashua, MT; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, sister-- Lois Marcinkowski and brother-- Chuck Seiler.

Per his request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.
Monday, July 31st 2017
Thomas James Miller
Thomas James Miller went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, July 28, 2017. He passed away in a tragic car accident, due to no fault of his own. Thomas was born to Wesley and Sheila (Toavs) Miller in Glasgow, MT on June 12, 2001. He attended school in Nashua where he would have been a junior this year. Thomas was a polite, fun-loving kid. He was a hero to his little sister Kaitlyn; Right hand man to his father; and the light of his mom's life.

He loved to make those around him laugh and smile by pulling a prank or two on them. Thomas was an avid fisherman. He had worked for over three years perfecting the fine art of crank bait fishing with his father. This dedication paid off: He and his father entered Thomas' first ever fishing tournament this summer in Hell Creek. They won second place out of 89 teams AND first place adult child team AND they caught the largest Northern of Day 1 of the tournament. It was an awesome day for this great young man.

Thomas may have only been 16 years of age, but he had knowledge and skills that far exceeded his age. He was skilled in computer science and had hopes of pursuing higher education in this field. He was also a trumpet player, practically a master mechanic, and an accomplished grill master and BBQ chef. Thomas enjoyed doing farm work for his grandpa and was happy running the swather, balers, tractors, and trucks. He had a knack for repairing equipment and was enjoying restoring several vintage cars with his father.

Sadly, we were forced to say good-bye to him.

Thomas is survived by his devoted and loving parents Wes and Sheila; his loving sister, Kaityn, whom he adored; Grandparents, Virgil and Marlene Toavs of Fort Peck; Grandmother, Mary Lou Miller of Wolf Point; Aunts, Uncles, and cousins: Stacy and Jared Albus and their children Aiden, Walker, and Cooper of Hinsdale, Terry and Tammy Toavs and their children Trevor and Hannah of Fort Peck, and Marla and Rob Zeluff and their children Amari and Eli of Glasgow; Cassidy Greene and Gunner Greene who were truely like brothers to Thomas. And many, many other special friends that he has touched along his journey.

He will be remembered in our hearts forever.

Services for Thomas James Miller are Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:00p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, MT.

Monday, July 17th 2017
Lucille R. Lenz
Lucille R. Lenz, 87, of Glasgow passed away in her home of natural causes.

Lucille was born in Poplar, Montana to Albert and Florence (Davis) Ricker. She and her family had dealings with Franklin Roosevelt when he visited by train when she was young. She was a Fort Peck Tribal Member.

Lucille later moved to Great Falls for her nursing degree where she met her future husband, James N. Lenz, who was stationed at the Malmstrom Air Force Base. After his tour in Korea, the two moved to Van Nuys, California where James started work with the General Motors Company. Here they had three children, Patricia Gail Cease, Carol Jean Clark and Mark Allen Lenz. The couple owned and operated a feed store which sold hay and tack in the nearby vicinity.

They moved away from the Valley and their grandchildren were born: Carol’s son Jason A Clark; Patricia’s children Crystal Fowler, Christopher Fowler and John Fowler; and Mark’s children Alex Lenz, Angel Lenz, Anthony Lenz and Abigail Lenz.

Upon retirement from their occupations they decided to move to Glasgow in 1988. They enjoyed so many friends and family here. James loved to help the elderly with yard work and kept busy by working in his garage. Cars were his passion. Grandma Lucille helped at the nursing home and hospital while just administering shots loved the healthcare community. She loved people and loved crosswords and had a big heart for the hurt and needy.

Lucille will be greatly missed by her family.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her daughter, Carol.

Service times for Lucille Lenz of Glasgow are July 28, 2017 at 2:00p.m. at Bell Mortuary with burial to follow in Highland Cemetery.

Monday, July 17th 2017
Gary Alfred Mott
Gary Alfred Mott, 82, died peacefully in his sleep on July 15, 2017, in Billings, Montana.

Gary was born on April 27, 1935 in Kenmare, North Dakota. He was the oldest of six children in Sherwood, North Dakota. He graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master’s in Education. He worked variously in education, insurance sales, and co-founded an on-line retail business. He was a great family man and loving father. He married his first wife Idella Reisch in Mott, North Dakota on June 12, 1965 and the couple had one son, Brad. He married his second wife, Jean Buer on November 27, 1997 in Glasgow, Montana.

Gary was a social, active man who enjoyed fishing and hunting his entire life. His family and friends will always remember him as an outdoorsman with a quick wit and a gentle, teasing manner.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Buer-Mott, of Billings; his son, Brad Mott, of Seattle; his brother, Ernest Mott; his sisters Barbara Gohrick, Marion Ford and Donna Bronson.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Idella Mae Mott; his parents, Ernest Sr. and Elsie Mott and his sister, Etta Mae Mott.

Gary’s funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., July 19, 2017 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana with Reverend Kent Gordon officiating, burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. A luncheon will follow the burial at Bell Mortuary. Family will receive friends Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. at Bell Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., at Kathy Lillis Chapel (2429 Mission Way) in Billings with Mother Melinda ST. Clair officiating on Friday, July 21, 2017. The family requests that everyone wears camouflage to Gary’s services.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the Leggett Cottage at St. John’s Lutheran Ministries in Billings.

Memorials in Gary’s name can be sent to the Glasgow Educational Foundation.

Monday, July 10th 2017
Keith Wynegar
Keith Wynegar, a man of many talents and a longtime resident of Glasgow, MT, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, July 6, 2017 in a car accident while on his drive to work.

Keith is survived by his son, Scott (Rhonda) Wynegar and three grandkids, Xander, Anneliese and Joshua, as well as kids-in-love, Anthony and Tim Grandchamp, Cassy and Eric Wettstein and grands-in-love, Ashton and Layla. Keith is also survived by his siblings Ron (Yvonne) Wynegar, Jayme (Liz) Wynegar, Bob (Lisa) Wynegar and Mary Wynegar, He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Betty Wynegar and brother, Larry Wynegar.

Keith was born in Wyandotte, MI on February 9, 1958 to Frank and Betty Wynegar. He was raised in the area of Great Falls, MT. He moved to Glasgow, MT in 1984 for a job and spent the next 33 years with Glasgow being his home.

Keith was a man of many skills and talents. There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do well when he set his mind to it. Some of his best-known skills included cooking simply elegant meals, his knack for growing and farming and his eye for detail and commitment to high quality workmanship. He had a passion for hunting, especially birds. He found peace and joy being down by the water, either hunting duck or fishing. He loved coffee and had an intense sweet tooth. The most important thing for him was time spent with family and friends and in the last year of his life Christian faith became of great value and importance to him.

Those who had the opportunity to really know him, knew that he was a generous and caring man with a tender heart. He would gladly help others with any need, even if it meant he would go without. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and those who had a chance to know him.

A celebration of Keith’s life is scheduled for 4:00 PM on July 11, 2017 at the First Baptist Church (701 4th Avenue South) in Glasgow, MT. Immediately following the service a light meal with be served to continue the celebration of his life.

Monday, July 10th 2017
Don Johnson
Born to Wallace and Helen Johnson on July 8, 1934 in Glasgow, MT, Don Johnson left our world just shy of 83 years, on July 6, 2017 from his home on the Fort Peck Lake. Our beloved husband, father, grandpa, papa, great-grandpa and uncle is survived by the second love of his life, his Honey Bea, wife of 18 years, and his children, Gene (wife Kathy), Phyllis, Donna (husband Art) and Mike (wife Becky) along with Bea’s children Brenda (husband Dave), Karen (husband Dan), Larry (wife Sherri) and Robert (wife Lisa), as well as the children of his second wife, Kevin, James and Lori, over 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was also survived by his sister, Diane (husband David) and brother, Duane with many nieces and nephews.

Don was proceeded in death by his parents, his high school sweetheart and wife of 29 years, Shirley Belle Eatinger and one grandson, Matthew Paul Johnson.

Don attended school in Glasgow until he left to join the Navy in 1951, accomplishing his first dream in life. He served his beloved country giving 20 years and attaining the rank of Radar Chief Petty Officer. After retiring from the Navy, Don worked at the Corp of Engineers, completing 18 years of service and retiring in 1996.

Don loved his country and his family as well as enjoying a good glass of whiskey with his friends. He loved leisure time on the deck with friends and anyone who knew Don would recognize his booming infectious laughter from far, far away.

After traveling the world in service to his country, Don found the greatest joy and comfort in his home and life on the Fort Peck Lake. He loved boating and fishing, and he participated in the Governor’s cup for about 10 years both fishing and as a patrol boat. He kept himself active with hunting with his sons and grandkids, his Tuesday night bowling league as well as playing darts with family and friends. Don was well-known for sharing his amazing solo voice at church, weddings, funerals and the local bar, as well as joining in with Dudley and the Deadbeats for years. He took great pride in caring for his little plot of land, greenest lawn on the lake, outlined with bird houses, and found in the middle, the lighthouse of the lake and the American flag flying high under spotlight in the Eastern Montana evening sky. He kept his mind active with daily crosswords, playing cribbage, whist tournaments, and reading a wide range of books, his two favorite authors being Louis L’amour and James Patterson. In his later years in life, Don focused on keeping his Honey Bea happy by making the bed and sharing his culinary expertise as well as faithfully selecting and displaying his ‘grandkid of the week.’

In Don’s leisure time you could find his TV tuned into the ‘oldies’ like, the Andy Griffith Show, M*A*S*H and Everybody Loves Raymond. You might also happen upon him using his sailor lingo while screaming profanities at O’Reilly or Fox News. However, deep inside that often rough exterior, his generous heart was seen clearly in his regular support of both local and national charities like the American Cancer Society, the Humane Society, and of course the Disabled Veterans of America to name just a few. Don was well-loved and will be dearly missed by many.

The outdoor memorial service honoring the life of Don Johnson will be held at the VFW Hall in Glasgow, Montana with full military rights on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. followed with a luncheon hosted by the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be given to your local VFW in memory of Don W. Johnson.

Monday, July 3rd 2017
Mary Virginia Bortas
On her favorite kind of day, warm and sunny, Mary Virginia Bortas passed on to her heavenly home on June 29, 2017. She was born on December 5, 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA to Korvin and Hannah (Brickley) Bortas and died at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) in Glasgow, MT from complications of a hip fracture.

Virginia received her formal education in Pittsburgh. After graduating from Schenley High School, she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and two master’s degrees from Duquesne University. She went on to teach nursing students in various colleges in Pennsylvania, New York, and Liberia, Africa. In 1980, her adventurous, pioneer spirit led her west to Montana where she had accepted the position of education coordinator at FMDH in Glasgow. In the mid-eighties, she began doing medical record reviews and consultations for the law offices of Steve Marks and David Irving. She retired in 1993.

Having a zest for life, her passions were many. In her earlier years, Virginia was an activist for civil
rights and women’s issues. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church, a member of the Democratic Party, and a news junkie until the end. She served for many years on the boards of Valley Respice and the Valley County Health Department. She loved to travel and her passport was full. She also enjoyed reading, playing bridge, crocheting afghans, hosting dinner parties, going out to eat with friends, and sipping a good martini or glass of wine. Virginia was privileged to live in her own home until April of 2017 when she moved to Valley View Home where she quickly made new friends and got involved in activities there.

Virginia would want to thank FMDH and Valley View Home for the wonderful care she received in her final weeks and days. She will be missed by many friends around the country and by her feline companion, Dixie II.

An open visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017 at St Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow. Virginia will be buried next to her father in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA.

Wednesday, June 21st 2017
Howard Long
Howard Long, 85, of Malta passed away June 15. Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church, Friday June 23 at 11 am followed by interment at Malta Cemetery. Coffee, tea & snacks at St. Mary's will be provided. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Howard was born February 27, 1932 at Big Beaver, Saskatchewan, Canada to Bruce & Dorthia (Lutz) Long and attended school at Red Stone Grade school. He married Delores Vancuren on February 26th, 1953, at Big Beaver, Saskatchewan and made their home in Red Stone, MT. They later moved to Wolf Point, Helena & eventually settled in Malta. While in Wolf Point Howard was a member of the Knights of Columbus as well as the Elks Club.

Throughout Howard's life he worked the railroad, construction and was a lineman for MDU Power for 20 years. He had 10 beloved grandkids, followed by 17 great grandchildren, all of whom would brighten his mood & bring a smile to his face when entering the room. Howard found joy in watching horse races, playing whist and socializing. He was very much a people person and could spark a conversation with any random person he encountered.

Survivors include: Howard's wife Delores, daughter Marion (Joe) Peigneux of Malta, son Jeffrey (Elaine) Long of Wolf Point, son Wesley Long of Helena, Brothers Gene of Helena & Bernard of Wolf Point, and sisters Marion Holman of Malta & Donelda Peterson of Denver, Co.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Sharon Rowe, brothers Wesley & Leonard, and his sister Helen.

Tuesday, June 20th 2017
Ruth Vivian Baker
Our beloved mother and friend, Ruth Vivian Baker, peacefully passed in the loving presence of her children on June 14, 2017 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 89. She was born June 9, 1928 and grew up in "Dane Valley"- McCabe, Montana and graduated from Culbertson High School.

She moved to Glasgow and met the love of her life Myron F. Baker, known to many as "Barney". They were married October 5, 1946 and resided in Glasgow until their retirement in 1985. The sunshine, orange groves and bridge foursomes called to them and they moved to Mesa, Arizona to enjoy the desert lifestyle. They maintained a summer residence in Kalispell, Montana for visits with friends and to spend time with the grandkids.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow and Victory Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona, where she enjoyed serving as a greeter and assisted with communion. Her caring and compassion for those in need led her to caregiving for neighbors and family.

Her favorite pastimes included summers at the cabin on Fort Peck Lake, playing bridge, watching Atlanta Braves baseball, casino trips, shopping, travel, seeing Wayne Newton in concert (5 times) and baking treats for the grandkids. G'ma Ruth's lemon bars were a big hit!! A special celebration for Barney and Ruth's 50th Wedding Anniversary was a dinner cruise on Flathead Lake hosted by their children, this event was one she long remembered. A great joy in her life was getting together with family and friends.

Her career included being a housewife, working at Mountain Bell Telephone and owning and operating the Jewell Ann Dress Shop in Glasgow. She retired after 20 years in the administration office of Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who had a sweet spirit, beautiful smile and loved the Lord. Ruth will be dearly missed by her family, friends and anyone blessed to have known her.

Her husband of 59 years, "Barney" preceded her in death in 2005.

Ruth is survived by two children, Linda K. (Ken) Williams of Coeur d 'Alene, Idaho and Mike M. (Kori) Baker of Kalispell, Montana; six grandchildren Wade (Kristy) Williams, Cami (Todd) Seller, Flint Baker, Ian Baker, Caleb Tkachyk, Nahum (Ashley) Tkachyk; great-grandchildren Brianna Krell, Wyatt Van Ham, Maija Ames, Auston Sellers, Dalton Seller, Ariel Williams, Kendall Tkachyk, Blake Tkachyk, and Grayson Baker.

A celebration of her life will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Bell Mortuary (701 2nd Ave. S, Glasgow, Montana 59230) with Rick Thompson officiating. Burial will follow services at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements and condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Tuesday, June 13th 2017
Charlotte Ann Larsen
Charlotte Ann Larsen was called home at the age of 71, on June 11, 2017. She was the wife of Rodney Larsen. They shared 33 years of marriage together.
Born in Sidney, MT, she was the daughter of Martin & Myrtle Lake. Charlotte was the youngest of 6 children.
Charlotte was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Glasgow. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, playing piano, doing crossword puzzles, flowers, embroidery and soap operas. But loved nothing more than spoiling her grandchildren.
Charlotte married John Lundstrom and joined an immediate family with step-children Cindy, Duane, Gary, John and Buddy. Together she and John had six children – Marty Lundstrom, Shon Lundstrom, Shane (Callie) Lundstrom, Heather (Kevin) Hartsock, Kristen Lundstrom, and Amanda (Paul) Peyton. They later divorced and she married the love of her life and amazing father to her children, Rodney Larsen.
Together, Charlotte and Rodney had LaToya Roth and LaTalya (Jason) Holt. She has 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her parents, a brother George Lake, a son Duane and a grandchild Kevin.
Charlotte loved to play the piano and listen to her children and grandchildren sing. She taught them every nursery rhyme, and also made a few of her own up.
Charlotte was an amazing cook and baker; she is well known for her pies, caramel rolls and homemade buns. Her recipes were all top secret, she never liked to share them with anyone.
A service to celebrate Charlotte’s life will be Wednesday, June 14th at 1:00p.m. at Bell Mortuary, in Glasgow, MT.
Charlotte loved God and is in her Forever Home.

Tuesday, June 13th 2017
Sandra Lee Thompson
Sandra Lee Thompson, 68, of Glasgow went to be with Jesus on June 12, 2017.

Sandra was born in San Antonio, Texas to Norman and Billie(Franks) Porter on December 16, 1948. She had four sisters: Kellie, Kathy, Kristy, and Kimberly and a brother Kirk. Her father was in the Army at the time of her birth, but after his discharge the family moved to Tacoma, Washington. Sandra grew up in Tacoma and graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in 1967.

She married Jerry Henning and they had two children; Nicholas and Tamara. They later divorced and in 1986 Sandra married Terry Thompson and they had 31 great years together.

Sandra loved working with elderly people. She worked as a social worker for two nursing homes in Tacoma, WA. Then she managed two different assisted living buildings in Puyallup and Lakewood, WA. She was a Stephen minister (a lay person who serves a friend to other) and has worked with the Alzheimer’s Association for many years.

Sandra was an avid traveler, she traveled all over this great country that she loved so much. She loved going to the ocean to camp. She could be found watching her favorite football team the Seattle Sea Hawks.

Sandra is survived by her loving husband, Terry; son, Nickolas Henning of Portland, Oregon; daughter, Tamara Henning of Billings, Montana; sister-in-law Judy Thompson of Puyallup, Washington; three step-children, Scott (Kim) of Roy, Washington, Janet (Tony) of Fresno, California and Doug (Michelle) of Tacoma, Washington; nine grandchildren: Angel, Christian, Brett, Katie, Kellie, Morgan, Makia, Miranda and Mariah; eight great-grandchildren: Terrek, Kiyler, Autumn, Rylin, Bentley, Isabella, Killian and Tyler.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. Condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Tuesday, June 6th 2017
Janet Weimer
Tuesday, June 6th 2017
Janet Weimer
Janet Weimer was born March 2, 1933, to Maye Dunn and Lawrence Davidson, the youngest of 7 children. Married at a young age and had 4 children, Susan, Paula, Mike and Ron, which have been the joy of her life. She also has 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She loved gardening and the 21 years of the Whatley Greenhouse and loved crocheting. We will have services this summer in Glasgow.

Jan wrote her own obituary, very simple and to the point, exactly how she lived her life. But she was so much more than that. She was very proud to be the youngest of 7 siblings and had many stories of her childhood to tell. She would travel back to Pennsylvania as often as her busy schedule would allow. She spent many years working at the Johnnie Café in Glasgow and running her Whatley Greenhouse. She worked the graveyard shift and was on top of all the patrons who came in from the bars and made so many wonderful ‘Rail’ friends in those years. When she was off work at the Café it was back home to tend to her Greenhouses. She enjoyed all her customers and Mother’s Day weekend as her busiest weekend. She was the go-to-gal for questions on all plants. She then became involved in Relay for Life and was one of the top sellers for Luminaries for many years, which she was very proud of. She also a weekly fixture at the Farmer’s Market selling her veggies and home-made Jellies. If all of this was not enough to keep her busy, Jan also decided to run for County Commissioner one year. Although she did not win the seat, she met wonderful people on her journey.

She was married to Jim Shirey and had 4 children who kept her busy. Susan Hobson of Denver, CO, Paula Stuller of Estero, FL, Mike (Kathy) Shirey of Lewistown, MT, and Ron (Shelly) of Oklahoma City, OK. After that marriage, she met Russ Weimer and that began their venture to Montana, where they both fell in love with the area and purchased their home. Over the many years they took in grandchildren every summer at the ‘farm in Montana’. The grandchildren all have many wonderful memories of their visits to Montana. Jan valued every moment with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also very close to her nieces and nephews.

Jan passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Brighton, CO at the home of her niece and nephew Bonnie and Mike Kolano.

Jan’s Family will celebrate her life this summer in Glasgow, MT with a memorial service, the date to be determined.

Monday, June 5th 2017
Randon "Randi" Kay Billman
With her family at her side, Randon “Randi” Kay Billman, 56, of Glasgow, MT passed away June 1st, 2017 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, MT.

Randi was born April 23rd, 1961 to Leland and Roberta Maxine (Thomas) Monson. From an early age Randi embraced her Norwegian heritage passed down from her grandmothers. She would make frequent visits having lived close by. During these years, she also spend a lot of her time running around Glasgow with her friends and tormenting her younger brother Kelly.

In 1986 Randi married Jack Billman of Billings, MT. They had two boys Jacob and Dillon who were her pride and joy. She looked forward to family vacations, camping at the lake and vising in-laws. When not away from home the flower gardens are where she would be found.

After beating cancer in 2014, Randi and Jack retired. Randi continued to spread her love, making new friends as she explored the warmer winters of the Southwest. Randi was a free spirit that enjoyed artistic ventures, especially during retirement. While retired, she was able to concentrate on more projects including painting and sculpting, but wood carving was her passion.

Randi always spoke of how proud she was of her sons, but everyone else talked about how great of a person she was. Randi’s infectious smile and heart of gold left a mark on all who knew her. Her entire outlook was selfless and all about kindness, which bettered everyone around her and the communities she was a part of.

Randi is survived by her husband, Jack Billman; her beloved sons, Jacob and Dillon Billman; her parents, Maxine and Lee Monson; brother, Kelly (Heather) Monson; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Randi had traveled all around but always had found the most beauty in the Northern Prairie. She will be laid to rest in the community she loved.

Family will receive friends at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 4-6 PM. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT with Judy Martin officiating. Interment will follow services at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT. Following interment a luncheon will be held back at the First Lutheran Church. Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements and condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Monday, June 5th 2017
Glenn Flatt
MALTA-Glenn Flatt, 81, retired teacher and coach, passed away June 1, 2017 of heart failure, at St. James Hospital in Butte.
The family will receive friends at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 6, at the Kirkwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Malta High School Gymnasium. Memorials may be sent to the Mustang Foundation, Box 670 Malta, MT 59538 or The Little White Church in Malta. Glenn would be honored if you wore Mustang Blue on Wednesday. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.
Tuesday, May 30th 2017
Berniece B. Simmons
Berniece B. Simmons, 81, died in peace, May 21, 2017 at her home in Saint Marie. She was born Berniece Brister in Vaughn, Mississippi, October 4, 1935 to Buford Morris and Lucille Brister. She was preceded in death by her parents, her three sisters and three brothers, of whom she was the youngest daughter. She was especially fond of her father, who doted on his youngest daughter through the hard times following the Great Depression. Stricken by tuberculosis at age 11, she was nursed to health by her maternal Aunt Mamie, whom she loved dearly. Unable to finish school, she spent her life learning and on July 13, 1983 she received her G.E.D. while in New Orleans.

In the early 1950’s she moved to New Orleans, following her oldest sister, Bell. Her first job was with McCrory’s five and dime on Canal Street. She was married in New Orleans for 18 years before divorce to John R. Simmons, Jr., (b. 9/01/1933, Carthage, MS), who she met through his beloved mother Marie. Of their marriage issued three children and three grandchildren: son, John Keith Simmons; daughter, Deborah Lynette Flores, grandson William Rogers Flores; son, Darwin Clay Simmons, grandson, Devin Alexander Simmons (d. 2007) and Franklin Simmons.

She had a love of the mountains and when opportunity arose followed her dream, left all she knew behind and moved near friends in Livingston, MT. With the help of her son Keith, she arrived August 1989. She was an avid trail hiker into her 70’s and loved to photograph her adventures and tell of the beauty she had seen.

She retired in 2010 at 75 after many years of hard work as a motel desk clerk in Livingston, where she leaves many fine friends and many who knew her for her warmth and kindness. She and her son from New Orleans, arrived in Saint Marie within days of each other just before the snows of 2010-11. She enjoyed her retirement feeding the wild common birds all year and every passing animal, wild and domestic could depend on her kindness. It was her great joy. She loved to keep a beautiful garden. Life was the music in her heart.

She enjoyed beyond measure daily telephoning and e-mailing her friends and relatives near and far. Without their kind friendship, her life would not have been as joyous. She loved them all.

She was an avid reader and spiritual seeker. Her life was devoted to knowing God and His Plan and she grew daily in knowledge and wisdom. She always strove to be an example of God’s Love and to inspire everyone she knew. Her Christian inspirations and devotions were to Mother Mary, St. Michael, St. Therese Lisieux, St. Francis Assisi and St. Pio.

Prayers and Masses are much appreciated. Services will be private. Condolences can be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Friday, May 26th 2017
Virginia W. Plouffe
Virginia W. Plouffe age 94, of Wolf Point, MT passed away on May 25, 2017 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT. Virginia was born August 21, 1922, fifty-four miles north of Malta, MT on the family homestead. She was the youngest of ten children born to Loretta (Williams) Smith and Lee M. Smith. Virginia attended school in Lowrane and Loring then graduated from Malta High School and later in life attended some classes in Bozeman.

Virginia married John H. Plouffe on June 12, 1942 in Malta. They farmed east of Malta and in 1953 moved to Wolf Point and continued farming in Malta for several years. John passed away on December 20, 1989.

Virginia went to work at the Roosevelt County Clerk and Recorders office in 1963 and on January 1, 1971 she started her job as Roosevelt County Treasurer, retiring December 31, 1994. While Roosevelt County Treasurer she served two terms as president of the Montana State Treasurer Association and twelve years as chairperson for the Seven County Treasurers Association, she was appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of MASBA.

The most important thing in her life was her family and friends who she loved dearly. Virginia’s hobbies were writing poetry and painting, when she was not playing cards.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; two sons, Jerry John and Dan Edward; seven sisters, two brothers and many nieces and nephews.

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Diana (Robert) Nygard of Fort Peck, MT; a daughter-in-law, Artie Plouffe of Findlay, OH; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church in Wolf Point, MT. A luncheon will follow services at the church. Interment will follow the luncheon at the Malta City Cemetery in Malta, MT. Condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com. Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

Thursday, May 25th 2017
Edmond Ellis Cole
Edmond Ellis Cole passed away with family by his side on Saturday, May 20, 2017, of compilations from IPF and a stroke.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
He was born on Sept. 29, 1972.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, Dennis and Judy Cole; and grandparents, Claude and Alpha Traver, and Forrest and Hilda Cole.
Survivors include six siblings, Terrace, Shannon and his wife, Jennifer, Derwin and his wife, Danise, Denise, Robert and his wife, Helen, Danial and his wife, Nicole; his estranged wife, Lisa; seven children, Liberty Argabright, Thaison and his wife, Kimberly, Le, Samara and Sierra Yanny, Phoenix Nivens, Mythias and Mykhia Cole; grandchildren, Lillyanna, Tristan, Jaxon and two on the way; niece and nephews, Noah, Lucas, Raina, Kathryne and her husband, Quentin, Nikki Bergstad and her husband, Brad, Abygail, Duane, Mark and Maria; great-nephews and -nieces, Madison, Hayden, Taylor and Craig and Samirah; one uncle, Darrell Cole; and two aunts, Beryl DeTienne and Tess Watterud.
Monday, May 22nd 2017
Bernard Thomas "Bunky" Sullivan
Bernard Thomas "Bunky" Sullivan, Jr., 84, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Glasgow, Montana, following an extended illness. Bunky was born September 16, 1932, in Great Falls, the son of Bernard and Elsie Mae (Illman) Sullivan. At age three, he and his parents moved to Glasgow, where his mother's family had homesteaded just northeast of the present Glasgow High School.

A graduate of GHS in 1950, Bunky was active in all sports, excelling in both football and basketball. He spent summers playing baseball, and his father coached him and his brother Jim in Junior Legion Baseball. He took great pride in Sullivan Park's being named in honor of his father, who had been so instrumental in ensuring that Junior Legion Baseball flourish in Glasgow. He attended Carroll College 1950-52, where he played football for the Fighting Saints.

Sullivan entered the U.S. Army October 23, 1952, and served in Korea until he was released from active duty September 1954. He transferred to the Army Reserves until November 1960.

Following his active service, Sullivan returned to college at the University of Montana, Missoula, graduating in 1957 with degrees in history and physical education.

Upon returning to Glasgow, he was first employed by Northern Testing Laboratories at Glasgow Air Force Base. School Superintendent William Greer persuaded him to join the high school faculty to fill a desperately needed history teaching position the fall of 1959, a career that continued for Bunk for the next 35 years. He ably taught generations of GHS students U.S history, world history, and Montana history. His love for the subject matter spilled over into the classroom, where he instilled that enthusiasm for history and the love of learning itself in generations of students, many of whom remember him as knowledgeable, funny, demanding, and beloved. He made a lasting impression; he was a loyal Scottie. He loved teaching, regarding each day as a new adventure. He went to school each morning eager and excited.

From 1986-1994 he chaperoned history students to Washington, DC, for a week of intense government Close-Up, an activity that many remember as the highlight of their high school years. Besides academics, Mr. Sullivan served as an assistant coach in both football and basketball for 11 years. He spent many summers coaching Junior Legion Baseball.
Bunk met a fellow teacher, Bernardine Wentz, the fall of 1960. They married July 15, 1961, and have lived in Glasgow since. Bernie taught until the birth of their daughter, Suzanne Michelle, November 1965. A son, Thomas Bernard, died at birth July 1969.

Sullivan, a life-long Democrat who never missed an election, was a member of NEA-MEA-GEA, Elks, American Legion for 54 years, National Lewis & Clark Society, Montana Historical Society. He was a director for many years in the Valley County Historical Society, where he volunteered at the Pioneer Museum. He was also a director for the Fort Peck Dam Interpretive Center. He co-wrote an often-cited article about Fort Peck Dam for the Summer 1977 issue of Montana, the Magazine of Western History, having worked many summers as a Park Ranger at Fort Peck, a job he so enjoyed.

Bernard Sullivan was preceded in death by his mother and father, his infant son, and his brother-in-law, Nick Heisler. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Bernardine; his daughter Suzanne (Charles) Berg; and his grandchildren, Hannah Marie and Ethan Thomas, all of Seattle, Washington. His only sibling, James (Marge) Sullivan, resides in Libby. Brother-in-law R.N. (Carol) Wentz, Billings, and sister-in-law Bonnie Heisler, Morehead, Minnesota, as well as many nieces and nephews, also survive.

He was actively involved in St. Raphael's Catholic Church, where his memorial services will be celebrated at a later date in June. Should anyone desire, memorials are preferred to the GHS Trust, c/o Jeanine Markle, or to a charity of your choice.

Monday, May 22nd 2017
Denise Lucy Fuhrmann
Denise Lucy Fuhrmann was born on November 7th, 1941 in Glasgow, Montana to Joseph Birkoski and Jennie Sobolewski. Denise worked for many years in the health care field, first as a Certified Nurse’s Aide at Valley View Home, and later at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Denise married Terry Fuhrmann on June 6th, 1970. They raised 5 children on his farm in the north country before moving to Glasgow. In 1986, Denise and Terry started the Hi-Hat Drive Inn, along with their oldest daughter, Tammi. They successfully ran the restaurant for 7 years. Denise maintained her CNA job at the same time, and worked in that field for several years before her retirement in 2002. In 2003, Denise and Terry moved to Saint Marie where they planted flowers, a garden, and fished the Milk River for catfish every chance they had.

Denise loved many things, but most of all, she loved her family. Denise was a devoted wife and mother, and she was always willing to talk or lend an ear when it was needed most. She always made time for them and tried to help any way she could. Denise loved gardening, fishing, and watching Walker: Texas Ranger with her husband.

Denise passed away on Sunday May 21st, 2017 from complications after suffering brain seizures at St. Vincent Medical Center in Billings. She was preceded in death by her husband Terry Fuhrmann after 46 years of marriage, and her daughter Brenda. Her only surviving sibling is Rosalie Winters of Chicago, IL. She is survived by her 5 children; Larry, Duane, Tammi, Bonnie, and Terry Jr. Denise was a caring and nurturing mother, a true friend, and an inspiration to those that were around her. She was always willing to help out, and never judged anyone by their shortcomings. Denise is once again reunited with her loving husband Terry. Denise Lucy Fuhrmann will be greatly missed by her friends and family.

Services will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow, MT with Pastor Herb Sand officiating. Burial will follow services at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT. Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Tuesday, May 16th 2017
Timothy Michael Young
Timothy Michael Young passed away on May 14, 2017 of natural causes while camping at Zortman, MT. He was born on June 13, 1983 in Albuquerque, NM to Terry E. Young and Debra Stenswick Young. He was a graduate of the Glasgow High School class of 2002.
Tim was perhaps best known for his sense of humor, hilarious phrases and ability to make anyone in the world laugh until tears filled their eyes. He lit up a room when he entered with his infectious laugh and booming personality.
Tim was an avid collector of firearms, and always enjoyed target shooting and hunting for coyotes, gophers, whitetail deer and maybe even a chick now and then. He was always ready for a back-road drive and an adventure of any kind. He could be seen playing cards at the Elks, patrolling for the catfish tournament, running a table in a branding corral, swathing and bailing hay, hauling cows, fixing pickups and bikes - all while cracking jokes and leaving everyone with a smile. He was always on the go, lending a helping hand whenever and where ever needed.
His career path started by delivering The Glasgow Courier around downtown businesses with a little help from his dad. He discovered his love for farming and ranching when he worked for the Cornwell ranch. This led him to dabble in the cow business while working with Jon Engstrom and periodically lending a helping hand to Macy Klind, John Kalinski and many others. He always had an interest in taking things apart and putting them back together, so going to work for Rock Degele tinkering on engines seemed to fit. It was there he was introduced to the fast lane of stock car racing. He also worked for Tire-Rama, Nemont Beverage and Newton Motors. Anyone who knew Timmy, knew he had a gift for wheeling and dealing, and it was no surprise that he went to work for Food Services of America, as he could sell anything.
Tim was an active member of the community, serving as Esquire of the Elks Lodge 1922, volunteering at the Montana Governor's Cup Walleye Tournament, Rodeo Association, Derby Races, and any other fundraiser or community event happening around town.
Tim was preceded in death by his sister Terri Anne, uncle Robert Stenswick and aunt Mona Stenswick.
He is survived by his loving parents, Terry and Debbie, twin brother Todd (Emily), brothers Travis (Hollie), Trent (Tara), niece Kamry Ann, nephews Julian and Trystan, Uncle Jack Stenswick, Auntie Mary and Uncle Mitch Hughes, cousins Karissa (Dominick) Keenan, and Dylan Hughes. He is also survived by numerous cousins, his new faithful traveling companion Trigger and many, many special friends. We hope they enjoy him in heaven as much as we have all loved and enjoyed him here on earth. He will be missed.
An open viewing will be on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the Bell Mortuary. Services will also be Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Valley Event Center. Burial will follow services at Highland Cemetery. A reception will follow burial at the Glasgow Elks Lodge. Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.
Monday, May 15th 2017
Mary Ann Clem
On the evening of May 11, 2017 Mary Ann Clem passed into glory at the home of her dear friends, Cliff and Dianna Isakson, in Glasgow, Montana from renal failure. Mary was 76 years old.

Mary Ann was born in Sioux City, Iowa on June 15, 1940 to Jess and Alice Flick Yassen. She had one older brother, Ed. Mary graduated from Central High School in 1958 in Sioux City, IA. She was cruising around the city when Frank spotted her. He said, “You, in the middle, let’s go on a date.” They spent many dates bowling. Frank and Mary soon married in the Spring of 1959.

Frank’s duty in the U.S. Air Force landed the newlyweds in Valley County. They had three children. Frank always said he had four kids. Mary Ann loved to play! Swimming, volleyball, bowling, board games and card games, Mary enjoyed them all. And she kept playing when grandchildren came along. She played with plastic and plush animals with Alexie and Brianne, Hot Wheel cars with Shyanne and Barbies with Caite. She was a dedicated Jeopardy fan, watching her favorite TV show for five decades.

In the 70’s Mary operated Clem’s Pilot Car Service. This was her favorite occupation. Her husband would haul mobile homes across the northern states and Mary would lead the way. She was an avid CB radio user. She was well known as Cactus.

Mary worked in the bakery department for Buttrey Foods for a brief time. Her next career was with the US Postal Service as a rural mail carrier. She earned achievement awards for her excellent service. We are not sure what she enjoyed most, delivering the mail or giving treats to the dogs on her mail route. She often delivered home baked cinnamon rolls to the Valley County Road Department as insurance that her country roads would be passable. Mary retired from the postal service.

Mary was a den leader for Boy Scouts. She was active in the Glasgow Schools’ PTA. She was a member of the local CB radio club. Her pretty voice helped many a traveler. Mary and Suzi Frost spent hours and hours together driving around Glasgow running errands. Mary was the youth group leader at Calvary Baptist Church for quite a few years. Many of the youth stayed in touch with Mary as adults.

Mary and Frank were married for 43 years. A few years after Frank passed away, Mary moved to Billings, MT. She lived there with her son, Frank E. and Marie for five years. Marie is the Clem family’s Jersey angel.

In June of 2013, Mary came back to Glasgow and resided at Nemont Manor. She soon had a circle of friends to play pinochle with her. She also hosted a weekly bible study in her apartment. As the years went by her love of the Lord increased. Her daily bible reading brought her boundless joy. If she said she would pray for you, be assured she did. Frank Jr. said she had a direct line to God.

Mary’s gift was hospitality. She loved to give to others what she knew made them happy, especially in the food department. Everyone was welcome at Mary’s table.

Mary was a frequent patient at the Glasgow Clinic. Bob “Sparky” Hanson, Dr. Janet Armstrong, Patti Fogle and Darci Ellefson were not only caregivers, but friends. Mary’s family would like to say thank you, a very sincere thank you, to them and the others who gave mom such superior care.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Clem; son, Frank E. Clem; and brother, Ed Yassen.

Mary Ann Clem is survived by her daughters, LaWana (Ward) Grewe and Twylla (Randy) Isakson of Glasgow; daughter-in-law, Marie Gefers of Billings; grand-daughters: Alexie (Zach) Beil, Brianne (Dustin) Brunelle, Shyanne Clem-Isakson and Caite Grewe; and one great grand-daughter Corey Lee Beil.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. A reception will follow at the Glasgow VFW (Fort Peck Post 3107). Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

Monday, May 15th 2017
John Newton Etchart
Helena —John Newton Etchart, age 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2017.

John was born July 2, 1945 in Glasgow, MT, the second of five children to Gene and Elaine Etchart —a well-known and respected, second generation, Northeastern Montana Basque sheep and cattle ranching family. John graduated from Glasgow High School in 1963 and went on to attend Carroll College, playing football, basketball and baseball for the Fighting Saints. His treasured time as a student and athlete at Carroll inspired a life-long love for the college and the Helena community. John graduated from Carroll in 1967 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After completing Marine Corps officer candidate school, John was commissioned a second lieutenant. Upon his promotion to the rank of first lieutenant John was assigned to a rifle company which he commanded during a combat tour in Vietnam.

After returning from Vietnam, John was accepted into law school at the University of San Francisco where he studied for two years before realizing his heart was not in a law career. It was during that time that John met Sarah Fortune Russell from Bronxville, NY on a blind date. The pair fell in love and were married on October 18, 1975 in the Borromeo Chapel at Carroll College. John and Sarah then moved to Montana where John received a masters degree Eastern Montana College.

Living in Billings, John served as the inland states coordinator for the Northern Tier Pipeline, which began his long career in public policy and governmental affairs consulting. John served as an Under-Secretary of the Department of Interior under President Reagan, before becoming a Vice President of Burlington Northern Railroad.

In April 1984, John and Sarah welcomed their only daughter, Jeannie, who was, from the very beginning, the light of John's life.

John was well known for his extensive experience in legislative and communications work throughout the Northwest and in Congress. Throughout his professional career, John assumed a number of leadership positions. He served multiple terms as chairman of the Northwest Power Planning Council, Executive Vice President of Tonbridge Power, and as a partner at the Gallatin Group Public Affairs. He also served on a number of boards including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, St. Peter's Hospital, the Helena Forest Foundation, Montana Chamber of Commerce, and was a long-time trustee at his beloved Carroll College.

John was a natural leader known for his quick wit and incomparable memory. He loved athletic competition - especially those contests involving the Carroll College Fighting Saints and Notre Dame Fighting Irish - and had an extraordinary array of other interests including politics, history and golf. Above all other pursuits or interests, however, was John's love and devotion to his countless friends and his precious family. John was a man of great faith and long-time member of the Helena Cathedral.

A life well lived is a life surrounded by family and friends, and there is no truer example of such a life than that of John Etchart. He touched the hearts of everyone he met and will leave that lasting legacy to the many who were blessed to know him.

John was preceded in death by brother-in-law Brent Frederickson, sister-in-law Alicia Russell, nephew Jacob Etchart, and niece Sally Jo Page Haynie. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sarah, and daughter Jeannie; his parents, Gene (age 100) and Elaine (age 95); his siblings Michele (Steve) Page, Joe (Patt) Etchart, Janeen (Tom) McCarvel, and Jacque Frederickson; his many cousins, nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews who "Uncle Cookie" loved so much.

Please join us in celebrating John's exceptional life. A vigil service will be held at the Carroll College PE Center on Monday, April 10 at 7:00pm, with family receiving friends at 6:00pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 11 at 12:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Helena followed by burial with full military honors at the Montana State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Harrison. A reception will take place from 2:00-4:00pm at Green Meadow Country Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the John Newton Etchart Project at Carroll College, 1601 North Benton Avenue, Helena, MT 59625. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of John.

Friday, May 12th 2017
Candy Arvilla Walker
Candy Arvilla Walker of Glasgow, Montana died on March 4, 2017.

She worked at the Cottonwood Inn in Glasgow from February 23, 2008 until August 6, 2015 and is sadly missed her family and co-workers.

Candy previously lived in Prattsville, Alabama, Panama City Beach, Florida, and Troy, Montana.

She is survived by her mother, Leona Dutton of Alabama, and her daughter Jymie L. Walker of Montana.

She was preceded in death by her son, Christopher Chad Dutton, her husband, William James (Jimmy) Walker, her father, Samuel Dutton Sr., and her brother, Samuel Dutton, Jr.

Condolences may be left at the Cottonwood Inn, which will go to her daughter who graduates from high school this month.

There will be no funeral service.

“We have been reunited, He will be forever more.”
Tuesday, May 9th 2017
Arlene P. Knaff
Arlene P. Knaff passed away January 13, 2017 at the age of 92 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arlene was born Arlene Paterichia Rennick and lived in Hinsdale, Mt until she graduated from High School.

Arlene grew up on the high line and worked in the ship yards in Seattle during World War II. She lived the majority of her life in Glasgow, raising her family after marrying Lawrence Knaff. Arlene was known as a straight forward business person, a very good friend and a person of boundless energy. Arlene was especially lucky at card playing. She loved going out to the “lake”, working in her garden, hunting and fishing with the family and traveling with her husband Lawrence and best friend Irene Allie. Arlene always had one of the nicest yards in town. She had “Pride of Ownership” in everything she did.

Arlene was a woman of the Montana prairie- all nuts and bolts with a beautiful soft side. She was 100% Irish and was born on St. Patrick’s Day.

She is survived by her sons, Tom Vertz and his wife Barbara of Cougar, Washington and Brian Knaff, and his wife Susan, of Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also survived by four grandsons, one granddaughter, two great grandchildren and her better than best friends, Sam, Janet, Doug and Linda “Shep” Allie and their families of Glasgow.

She was preceded in death by her former husband Donald Vertz and her late husband of 37 years, Lawrence Knaff, her mother and father Flora & Walter Rennick, both of Hinsdale; a brother and a sister.

Rosary will be May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. Services will be May 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Highland Cemetery. A Luncheon will follow at the Glasgow Elks Lodge.

Arlene will be laid to rest beside her husband Lawrence Knaff and her best friends Sam and Irene Allie.

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
Roymane V. Christiana
Roymane V. Christiana, 95, passed peacefully May 1, 2017 at FMDH with her family by her side.

Roymane was born November 11, 1921 to Edward and Edith (Matz) Priebe. She was raised on a farm near Wolverton, Minnesota. She was one of three children.

She came to Montana to begin her teaching career. While in Glasgow she meet Francis (Chris) Christiana, the couple married April 8, 1950. To this union two daughters were born. They celebrated 24 years of marriage, before Francis passed away in 1974.

Roymane taught school for 38 years, teaching numerous generations of Valley County Students in their elementary years. She graduated in 1970 from Valley City, North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Education. In addition to her teaching career, she was committed to God and Faith Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. She was a Sunday School Teacher and trustee. Roymane was the last surviving charter member of the Faith Lutheran Church. She was a member of the Montana Education Association and the Retired Teachers Association.

After Roymane retired from teaching she spent the next 20 years of her life alongside her daughter, Anita at the Dairy Queen. Whether frying food, washing dishes or washing the kitchen floor, Roymane was always present and willing to help.

Some of Roymane’s treasured memories included trips and cruises with her daughter Anita. Her grandsons, Ryan and Eric, held a special place in her heart. Her only great-grandson, Jason, was a joy to her as well.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband and her older brother, Warren.

Roymane is survived by her daughters Barbara (Frank) White of Saco and Anita Christiana of Glasgow; grandsons Ryan and Eric White; great-grandson Jason White; sister Beth Sherwin of Northfield, Minnesota; sister-in-law Marguerite (Glenn) Miller of Glasgow.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor John Vallie officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery.

Monday, May 1st 2017
Jane E. Knudson
Jane E. Knudson age 97, passed away on April 30, 2017 at Valley View Home in Glasgow, MT. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Services are May 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Saco, MT. Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery in Saco, MT.
Friday, April 28th 2017
Bernard, "Barney" Schultz
Bernard, “Barney” Schultz passed away on April 27, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born in Glen Ullin, ND to Benjamin and Mathilda (Morman) Schultz. Barney had a habit of running through the fields after he was dropped off at country school to get home before his parents did. So, they enrolled him in Glen Ullin at the Catholic School. He graduated in 1953, after which he was drafted into the Army. He was granted a special leave to go home and marry his love, Phyllis Duckwitz of Hebron, ND. After serving as an army medic in Germany, he returned home to his wife and attended Dickinson State Teachers college. In 1959 he was hired by the Army Corps of Engineers where he worked as a sediment sampler on the Missouri River. He was later hired into a training program at the hydroelectric plant in Fort Peck, MT. He went on from journeyman and electrician to eventually supervise the powerhouse. He retired in 1998.

Barney loved his Lord, his wife, and his family. He taught Sunday school and led Boy Scouts for many years. He was an avid hunter throughout his life. Though he may have been a man of few words, he had no problem showing his excitement at his sons’ football games or when a huge buck was spotted in the hills. It was a joy to hear him sing like Jim Nabors.

Barney was preceded in death by his parents, and four siblings, Bob, Adeline, Martha, and Tom. He was survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Terry (Kim) Jung, Dale (Dorothy) Schultz, Daryl (Deb) Schultz, Patrick (Annette) Schultz, and Connie Sharp; 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren, and 5 siblings, Ken (Rene), Burton (Ellie), Clifford (Ella), Norma (Melvin), and Cathy (Tom).

A visitation will be Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 6-7 PM at the Bell Mortuary. Services are Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Bell Mortuary with internment to follow at Highland Cemetery with full military honors.

Thursday, April 27th 2017
Courtney Carlson
Courtney Carlson, 90, of the Baylor, MT community passed away Monday, April 25, 2017 at the Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT.

Courtney was born to parents Arthur Carlson and Amy Watkins Carlson on September 2, 1926 in the family home in the Baylor community. He attended school in Baylor and Opheim as a member of the graduating class of 1945.

Courtney married Harriet Ann Edwards of Opheim, MT on November 22, 1947. They settled on the Carlson family farm, where Courtney and Harriet raised four children and actively farmed until they retired in 1989. Courtney continued to live on his farm until his passing.

Courtney was proceeded in death by his wife Harriet, Brother Cecil, and his father and mother, Art and Amy Carlson.

Courtney is survived by his daughters Shari, Vicki and Kathy, and a son, Corey. Courtney also leaves behind 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Courtney Carlson will be held Monday, July 3, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Bell Mortuary Chapel in Glasgow, MT, with internment to follow in the Highland Cemetery.

The family requests that donations be directed to the Opheim Ambulance Service.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017
Ethel May Conatser Wall
Ethel May Conatser Wall, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Saviour April 17, 2017 two days before her 95th birthday at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Montana, where she was born and raised.
Ethel was introduced to her Lord with the help of Bythe McClain serving with the American Sunday School Union. As a result, she was active with Sunday School and Daily Vacation Bible School for many years. Later on, Ethel and Bert were involved with Beacon Bible Camp as cook and manager for several years.
On May 28, 1941 Ethel married Albert Wall and brought her as one of the first “non-Mennonite” girls to the Lustre community. She was a helpmate to Bert as it says in Genesis 2:18 and made sure he had his coffee and cookies (homemade) at 10 o’clock and 3 o’clock. When the farm work was done, they liked to travel, but when they were home Ethel enjoyed crocheting, sewing and putting puzzles together.
Ethel was on the first Lustre Schmeckfest committee and was also a breast cancer survivor.
Those that will miss Ethel are her children, Tim (Linda) Wall, Elaine (Eldon) Unrau, Dwaine (Vivian) Wall and Roger (Terry) Wall; grandchildren, Jerry (Sheila) Wall, Tony (Tina) Wall, Rod (Heather) Wall, Kristine (Paul) Kline, Becky (Jeff) Henckel, Cindy Unrau, Steven Wall, Heidi (Matt) Burns, Gretchen (Bob) Schiller, Heather (Roberto) Atienza, Katrina (Matt) Plueger, Sharon Green and Sandra (Thomas) Duncan; 27 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Ethel is preceded in death by her husband, Albert; her parents, William J. & Mercedes Conatser; her sisters, Margaret, Ruby & Delie; a brother, Bill; a daughter-in law, Nancy Wall and a great-grandson, Daniel Green.
A visitation will be held Monday, April 24th, 2017 with family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Services will be Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church in Lustre, Montana. Burial will follow services at the Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in Ethel’s name to Beacon Bible Camp 6980 Mary St., Wolf Point, MT 59201.
Monday, April 17th 2017
Erma Miller
Erma Miller, formerly of Glasgow, passed away on April 7, 2017 at Holy Rosary Residential Living, Miles City, where she resided since 2016; she was 94 years old.

Erma was born in Williston, ND to Paul Horab and Alice (Efimenko), both of whom immigrated to the United States from Kiev, Ukraine. Erma was one of five children, all of whom were first born Americans. After graduating from Williston High School, Erma completed nursing training at Mercy Hospital, also in Williston. In 1945, Erma moved to Glasgow and married Cecil Orville (C.O.) Miller, where together they raised their only son Kenneth. Erma and C.O. loved spending their time together with friends and family at their cabin on Fort Peck Reservoir, until C.O. passed away in 1987.

Erma worked many different jobs throughout her life, and routinely volunteered at Valley View Nursing Home. Up until June 2016, Erma could be found at the front desk of the Senior Citizens Center in Glasgow, where she had once been President, and had been named senior citizen of the year in 1995. Erma was also a member of the Elks and railroad auxiliary. Erma was known to be an outstanding bowler. It was not uncommon for her to bowl a perfect score of 300, which afforded her many opportunities to travel across the U.S. to participate in National competitions. Erma also loved spending her time crocheting, and playing cards with her array of lady friends. But no job or leisure activity was as important to her as the time she spent being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and trusted lifelong friend to all those that knew her.

Erma is preceded in death by her husband, C.O. Miller of Glasgow; parents Paul and Alice Horab of Williston; step-son, Russell Miller; brothers Ervin Horab of Williston and Edward Horab of Billings; and sister Elvina Vig of Williston. She is survived by her son Kenneth D. Miller and wife Charlie of Dickinson, ND; granddaughter Angela Hilliard and husband Richard of Miles City; granddaughter Michelle Miller of Lorton, VA; great-granddaughter Whitney Hilliard of Bozeman, MT; sister Emma Thorson of Williston; along with five step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to Emitt and Terry Northup of Glasgow.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow. A graveside service will immediately follow the service at Highland Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Whitney Hilliard College Fund at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home. Should friends desire, condolences can be made to the family by visiting stevensonandsons.com.

Monday, April 10th 2017
John Barry Beard
John Barry Beard, 77, passed away from cancer and went into the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Wednesday, April 12, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 13, with Pastor Joseph Kite from Newark, Delaware officiating also at the Bell Mortuary. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

He was born and raised in Chambersburg, PA, where he married his high school sweetheart, Joann, in 1958. He worked for the J.J. Newberry Co. as Assistant Manager in Chambersburg, PA, Kennett Square, PA, and Front Royal, VA. He then went in construction, working on the Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, VA. By this time, he had two children … a son, Shawn, and a daughter, Sherri Lynn.

In the early 60’s, he moved his family to Delaware where he worked for the DuPont Company in Deepwater, NJ. A second son, Scott, now joined the family. Barry worked for DuPont for 17 years until the Lord called him into the ministry. He pastored for 12 years in Delaware until, in 1989, the Lord specifically called him to Glasgow, MT, where he established Joy Fellowship Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant son, Shane.

He is survived by his very loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Joann; children, Shawn Beard (Linda) of Glasgow; Sherri Lynn Homme (George) of Raleigh, NC; and Scott Beard (Stephanie) of Middletown, DE; grandchildren, Shannon Stirling of Littleton, CO; Shane Beard and Kyle Beard of Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Joy Fellowship Benevolence Fund, P.O. Box 1184, Glasgow, MT 59230, where they will be distributed to various mission outreaches.

Bell Mortuary is handling the arrangements and condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Monday, April 3rd 2017
Phyllis Maxine Kleppin
Phyllis Maxine Kleppin, 98, longtime Valley County educator passed away on April 2nd, 2017 at Valley View Home in Glasgow, Montana.

Services will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana. Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

Phyllis was born in Frankfort, South Dakota to Carl and Helen (Gray) Kleppin of Richland and Glasgow. The family moved to Richland, Montana in 1927. Phyllis loved to work with her dad on the farm. She graduated from Glasgow and continued her education at Northern Montana College in Havre, Montana. Phyllis taught in Park Grove, Ekalaka, Malta and Glasgow.

After Phyllis retired from teaching she was active in farming by Richland, Montana. She enjoyed her friends and family gatherings as well as gardening and camping. Phyllis took pride in keeping in touch with all her former students.

She was the sole surviving founder of Kappa Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a women’s education honorary. She lovingly served that organization in many capacities. She served as longtime organist for the Glasgow Methodist Church and was an active member of the United Methodist Women.

Phyllis is survived by special friends, Sam, Myra and Tony Gundermann, Richard and Kari Wiens and Dick and Darlene Fulton; and cousins in South Dakota.

Monday, April 3rd 2017
Duane Oliver Meiers
Duane Oliver Meiers

Duane Oliver Meiers, 88, of Missoula, Montana, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in St Patrick’s Hospital with his wife Shirley at his side.
Duane was born in Britton, SD to Robert and Adeline Meiers on April 14, 1928. He left school after the sixth grade to help support his mother and sister. He then hired on with the Great Northern Railroad in 1944, where he worked for forty-four years. He enlisted in the Marines during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. He loved his family, baseball, The Yankees, Broncos, and Grizzlies. He also enjoyed fishing and camping with his family.
In 1951 Duane married Shirley Daniels in Ft Benton. They were blessed with four children. Cindy (Ron) Bishop, Duane Jr. (Dana) Meiers, Robert (Jill) Meiers, and Michael (Becky) Meiers.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Shirley, four children, twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant son and his sister, Phyllis.
Services will be held at a later date in Glasgow.

Sunday, April 2nd 2017
Sandy Johnson
Sandy Johnson, age 70, passed away on March 29, 2017, at her home on Happy Flats in Hinsdale, MT from complications of Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Sandy was born on April 27, 1946 in Woodbury, NJ and grew to be a vivacious, animated woman, blessed with talents and strengths. She loved making cakes, music, dancing, and laughing. Blessed with the gift of gab, Sandy thrived building friendships and making others feel welcome and loved, particularly the broken-hearted and marginalized.

Sandy was a pioneer in her own right, a proud “Jersey girl” who built a life and family with her husband and best friend, Darwin, on the frontier of northeastern Montana. Sandy and Darwin met in 1967 in Lake View, New Jersey when Darwin, a Navy sailor, docked there to commission a ship.

A whirlwind, coast-to-coast romance culminated in marriage seven months later. After living in Bremerton, Washington and Long Beach, California while Darwin finished his military service, the pair returned- much to Sandy’s surprise- to the Johnson family farm north of Hinsdale in 1968.

Sandy made a home out of their trailer house on the farm. Darwin and Sandy were blessed with two children, Matthew and Paige. Sandy was a loving and protective mother committed to maintaining family relationships, her children spending every other Christmas in New Jersey and summers with relatives in both Montana and New Jersey.

A faithful Christian and prayer warrior, Sandy devoted her energy to sharing the gospel. Honoring the Lord’s Sabbath was a priority for Sandy (to the extent the Johnson’s stopped branding on Sundays) and she went to church every weekend. If weather forced the family to stay on the farm on a church day, Sandy held Sunday School at home.

Sandy was courageous, facing her fears of illness after diagnosis of a neurological syndrome affecting her speech and compromising her immune system. Sandy participated in a study group at Mayo Clinic for five years to help advance the science and understanding of her condition. While disease robbed Sandy of her speech, it failed to affect her faith, hope, and capacity for love and encouragement. She continued to touch people (and hearts) through hugs and kisses to family and friends. Sandy has victory over death and illness through faith, and her family takes comfort knowing she sings with the Lord now.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 49 years, Darwin Johnson, and their children Matthew (Sonja) Johnson and Paige (Jason) Miller of Hinsdale, MT, their grandchildren, Chaz and Brett Johnson and Gabe Miller. She is also survived by brother Daniel and sister Gloria of New Jersey and numerous nieces and nephews. Sandy is now happily reunited, in the presence of her Lord, with her dear friend and sister, Jean, and their parents, Daniel and Theresa Stecher.

A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Glasgow Assembly of God Church. The Johnson family respectfully requests that Sandy’s friends would honor her love of sharing stories by coming prepared with a few of their own.

Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and condolences for the family may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Sunday, April 2nd 2017
Robert “Bob” Foster Carson
Robert “Bob” Foster Carson, 75, of Glasgow passed away of natural causes at Miles City VA Nursing Home in Miles City, Montana, on Thursday March 30, 2017.

Robert was born in Akron, Ohio to Foster and Geraldine (Glaspell) Carson. He received his high school education at Hower High School in Akron, Ohio. In the early 1990’s he received an Associate’s Degree in Business from MSUB.

Robert had a long and diligent career serving his county and fellow veterans. He joined the Air Force in June 1960 and was honorably discharged in March of 1964. In 1985 he entered the service again with the Army National Guard and served until 2001. He was a Supply Sargent that covered Eastern Montana He then happily volunteered for the DAV for 10 years, racking up an incredible 6,477 hours of volunteered time.

In 1961 he married Donna Nefzger and to this union was born four children, later Bob and Donna went their separate ways. Bob latter married Marilyn Potter- Ellefson and to his family he added two more children.

Bob is survived by his children Earl (Denise) Carson and their children of Glasgow, MT, David Carson of Glasgow, MT, Michael Carson of Billings, MT, Kelly Carson and his children of Missoula, MT, Tami (Todd) Riggs and their children of Glendale, AZ and Daniel (Darci) Ellefson of Glasgow, MT; sisters Pam Spampinato and Vicki Kartye; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow, Montana, with Pastor Tom Fauth officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Montana Army National Guard. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Laurel, Montana.

Bell Mortuary is handling the arrangements, condolences may be left at bellmortuaryglasgow.com.

Monday, April 24th 2017
Gertrude Eliason
Gertrude Eliason, 86 of Opheim, Montana passed away on March 21, 2017 in Billings, Montana. She was born in Glasgow on May 24, 1930, the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Stolen. She went to a Country School close to Glentana when she was in Grade School and attended High School in Opheim, Montana.

She married Glenn Eliason on February 15, 1958 and raised two children JoLane and Andy in Opheim. A few years after Glenn passed away she moved into the Nemont Manor and lived there until September 2016.

Gertrude loved to crochet, cook and never missed a Bingo game. She also loved watching the Chicago Cubs baseball games. She spent most summers out east of Opheim tending to her large garden at the farm and making sure that Glenn, LeRoy and Hollis had a nice lunch out in the field. Gertrude worked three-part time jobs, Woolworths, JC Penney and at the Nemont Manor.

She is survived by one brother Andy Stolen who now lives at Daniels Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home in Scobey, a daughter JoLane Banick of Waikoloa, Hawaii, a son Andy Eliason from Glasgow, granddaughters Janelle Cameron from Portland, Oregon and Tamara Heiden from Los Angeles, California along with three great grandchildren Ethan Heiden, Lucy Cameron and Hudson Cameron. She is preceded in death by her dad Andrew Stolen, her mom Elizabeth Stolen and her husband Glenn Eliason.

The Memorial Service will be held at Bell Mortuary at 11:00 AM on April 29th with lunch to follow at the VFW Post in Glasgow.

Monday, March 27th 2017
Jennifer "Jenny" Louise Reinhardt
Jennifer “Jenny” Louise Reinhardt age 67, passed away on March 25, 2017, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family at the time of her passing. Jenny was 67 years old.

Jenny Reinhardt was born in Glasgow, Montana on June 29, 1949, to Lawrence “Bill” Kemp and Evelyn Wagner. She attended Glasgow High School, graduating in 1967. After spending some time living in California, Ohio and Florida, Jenny returned to Glasgow and married Howard Reinhardt. They had three children, Stephanie, Tony and Nathan.

Jenny worked in retail at Sears and JC Penney. She also worked at the Valley County Library before moving over to the Courthouse where she worked first as the secretary for the Fair Board, Refuse Board, and Airport Commission. Jenny was later appointed to fulfill the remaining term for the Valley County Treasurer and was re-elected to that post. Jenny retired as the Treasurer in July 2014. She could not stay retired for long and returned to work part-time for the Airport Commission just months after retiring. Jenny enjoyed working with the public and providing the best customer service. She was very detail oriented and would often work extra hours to make sure the books were not off by even one cent.

Jenny was active in her community and the Methodist Church. She served on a number of boards including the Glasgow School Board, Library Board, & Fair Board. She was a member of Soroptimist Club, Hospital Guild and United Methodist Women. She most recently served as Treasurer for the Methodist Church. Jenny was very giving of her time and energy to these groups and other people. Jenny was a fantastic baker and took great pride in the fancy desserts and cakes that she would make for community functions and family. If you ask any of her children or grandchildren, they will all tell you that she makes the best sugar cookies they have ever tasted.

Jenny had seven grandchildren who were a source of great joy. She would travel anywhere and everywhere to watch them participate in their activities whether it be swimming, basketball, golf, dancing, or a school concert. Gramma Jenny was a true sport and became a camper and fisherwoman. She even learned to gut fish so that they could fry up their catch.

Jenny was preceded in death by her father, Bill Kemp. She is survived by her husband Howard and children Stephanie & Rett Hollar, Tony & Jenn Reinhardt, and Nate and Derin Reinhardt along with seven grandchildren Duncan, Morgan, Lily, Ella, Daegan, Walker & Maddox. She is also survived by her mother Evelyn Kemp and brothers Bob (Bonnie) Kemp and Ron (Margaret) Kemp as well has numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Montana at 11 AM. Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Monday, March 20th 2017
Delila Holderman
Delila Holderman, age 98, passed away March 3, 2017 in Billings, Montana.

Dee was born on January 15th, 1919 in Hinsdale, Montana to John and Matilda (Bundus) Rasmussen. She attended school in Hinsdale graduating in 1937. In 1939 she married Ray Holderman in Glasgow. To that union three sons were born; Raymond in 1940, Barry in 1948, and Robin in 1958. During the war, Delila was a welder in the Tacoma Shipyards. They later moved to Cupertino, California and was employed by Phillips Manufacturing until she retired in 1983. They continued to live in Cupertino until 2000 when they moved to Glasgow.

Dee was active playing cards with friends and continuing her lifetime passion of painting outdoor scenes. In the fall of 2011 she moved to Valley View Home, where she resided until her passing. She was honored to be crowned Harvest Queen 2013 at Valley View.

Delila is survived by her sons Raymond, Barry, and Robin; her sister Doris Reiber; three grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dee was preceded in death by her husband Ray in 2001; brothers, Kenneth Rasmussen and Wallace Rasmussen; sisters, Christina Harris, Ethel Partridge, Lee Barbour, Dawn McKee and Joanne Knutson.

A celebration of life will be Thursday, March 23rd at 1:00p.m. at Bell Mortuary Chapel in Glasgow, with inurnment in the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, Montana.
Monday, March 20th 2017
Marvin Lloyd Potter
HARLEM-Marvin Lloyd Potter, 71 passed away in his sleep, March 14, 2017 at Peace Hospice in Great Falls with his loving sister, Kelly Taylor at his side.

A celebration of his life will be 2:00P.M., Saturday, March 25 at the Glasgow VFW, Post 3107. There will be sharing of stories and Military Honors. Lunch will follow the services. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Marvin was born to Harold and Pearl (Whitish) Potter on July 22, 1945 in Glasgow. Montana. They divorced and Harold married Mary Wilson who Marvin always considered as his mother throughout his life. He was raised on the family farm by his grandparents, Fred and Jennie Potter and his parents Harold and Mary. It was in his childhood that he became close to lifelong friend Leonard Swenson, who lived on the neighboring farm. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1963. From there, he attended a trade school in Wahpeton, ND to study mechanics. He was well known for his outstanding mechanical skills all of his adult life.

After trade school, Marvin came home to Glasgow. He worked at Gallagher's IGA. It was at this time he met Kathy Fuhrman and they started dating. Marvin was drafted into the Army in July 1966. He did his basic training at Fort. Lewis, WA. He broke his foot during basic training, but was still deployed to Vietnam. He was a helicopter mechanic.

Marvin and Kathy continued their romance through letters while he was in Vietnam. Marvin and Kathy were married on June 8, 1969, a year after he returned from Vietnam. They lived in Killeen, TX (Fort Hood) until he finished his services duties. Next they moved to Everett, WA where he was a mechanic for Boeing building the 747 jets until Boeing had a massive lay off.

Marvin and Kathy returned to Glasgow Montana, where their three daughters, Kami, Pamela and Kyndra were born. During this time, he worked for John Deere Implement and the Etchart Ranch. They were divorced but always remained friends and kept in contact.

He moved to Chinook, MT to work at a John Deere dealership owned by Kathy's brother, Bob Fuhrman. Bob sold the dealership and Marvin moved to Harlem to work at Northern Supply. We worked there until he retired.

During the 70's Marvin became very involved with Stock Car racing and it became a lifelong passion. His car number was 17. It was during this time that he grew his beard and mustache and became known as Whiskers. During his time in Texas he enjoyed attended Drag Races. In 2007 he started going to Drag Races in Malta and Lewistown. He made many great friends (his racing buddies). He never missed another race until his death. Marvin's last race car was a 1985 Chevy Corvette and he was overjoyed to take this for his last race.

He was also very creative with many artistic skills using paper and pencil, markers, paint, metal working creating sculpture items and his last work was The Lord's Supper tooled on copper. It was done freehanded and is outstandingly detailed. Marvin was most proud of this his final work. Marvin was also an avid reader with Zane Grey as his most favorite author.

Marvin was very proud of being a veteran and displayed American flags on any and all of his vehicles. Marvin was a Life Member of V.F.W. Post 3107. He was also a Lifetime Member of the Phillips County Motor Sports (Hi-Line Drag Strip) of Malta.

Marvin was preceded in death by his dad, Harold Potter, his grandparents, Fred and Jennie Potter, his sister, Marilyn Potter Carson, his Uncle Bud Potter and his granddaughter, Charley SeRae Hieb.

Survivors include his daughters, Kami (Charlie) Brady, Pamela (Devin) Hieb and Kyndra (Winston) Hall; grandchildren include, Grayson Brady, Zach and Kash Hieb, Aitana and Ellycia Moore, and Gacin Hall. Kathy Fuhrman his ex-wife and friend.

Marvin is also survived by his very loving and caring sister, Kelly (Dale) Taylor. Other family includes his mother, Mary Potter; siblings, Tim (Ann) Potter, Lloyd Potter, Joy (Tom) See, and Jennie Potter McMichael. Also are numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins.
Friday, March 17th 2017
Dorothy Mae (Anderson) Larson
Dorothy Mae (Anderson) Larson, 84, passed away on March 11, 2017 at the Cooney Home in Helena, Montana after battling Alzheimer’s for several years. She lived at Shelby House in Helena for 6 ½ years prior to moving to the nursing home.
Dorothy was born September 16, 1932 in Havre, Montana to Gordon and Gladys Anderson. She was raised and educated in Chinook, along with her three brothers.
She met James Larson, of Larslan, Montana, while working at the café in Chinook. James was working at the sugar beet factory at the time. They were married December 29, l949 in Glasgow. They lived on the family farm in Larslan for several years before moving to Scobey, Wolf Point, and eventually to Glasgow. James and Dorothy had four children, Jim, Lonny, John, and Dorvin. One of her greatest joys was her four grandsons, whom she adored.
Dorothy was a natural care giver. She worked at the hospital in Glasgow for several years before she and James moved back to the farm. They started wintering in Arizona shortly after that and loved their time there. When James passed away, she stayed in Arizona for a few years, working at the Good Shepherd Villa in Mesa as the manager of one of the assisted living cottages. After returning to Glasgow, she worked at the First Lutheran Church for a while before retiring for good. She continued to be involved with visiting people in the hospital and the nursing home. She was helping others up until the point she could no longer do it.
Dorothy loved cooking, gardening, working in her yard and bird watching. She was always busy doing something. She was always very involved in church activities wherever she was living. She was a devoted Lutheran, and her faith was very important to her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1992, her parents, her step-father, Walter Bugden, three brothers, Bob, Jerry, and Don Anderson, her in-laws Jalmer and Rose Larson, and sister-in-law, Evelyn (Larson) Edwards.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Connie), Lonny (Shirley), John (Jan), and Dorvin, four grandsons, Ryan, Ian, and Kyle Opheim, and Dylan Larson, eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place. Services for Dorothy will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday May 6th at the First Lutheran Church, 641 2nd Ave N., Glasgow, MT 59230. A luncheon reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall of the Church. Burial will follow the reception at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association: alz.org. Please visit www.aswfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Dorothy.
Monday, March 13th 2017
Issella L. Cook
Issella L. Cook passed away peacefully with her family by her side on March 11th, 2017.

She was raised in New Deal, Wheeler and on the farm south of Glasgow. She attended Borton County School for 1st grade and completed her education in the Glasgow Schools, graduating in May of 1955. One week after beginning her senior year she began working part time at the First National Bank. She continued working for the bank until her retirement in 1999. She worked various departments and had thorough knowledge of bank operations. In January of 1973 she was appointed auditor. She was a loyal and dedicated employee and officer for 44 ½ years. Issella was also the main “Book Keeper” and “whip cracker” for Glenn and then Doug at Glenn’s Automotive Repair. Keeping them in “tow” from 1985 until the time of her death.

Issella married Glenn Cook of Sharples, WV on May 14, 1959. They had two sons, Richard and Douglas.

She was a member of the Congregational Church. She taught Sunday School for many years and served on many church boards. She was a soroptimist member for 26 years serving two terms as president. She also served on the organization boards and board of directors several times.

She had many interests. Camping with her family was a favorite activity. Issella and Glenn started camping when their sons were young and continued until Glenn’s health failed. She was an avid reader. Instilling her love of books in her children and grandchildren. Music was very important to her and she took time very day to listen to her records, CD’s and DVD’s. She enjoyed needle point, crewl embroidery, crossword puzzles; especially diagramless, puzzles, playing board games and any card game. Every morning she read the paper and worked the crosswords while having her cup of coffee.

She always had a cat or two. She said they are independent and intelligent. Both good qualities, she was glad these pets let her live with them in their home. If you’ve ever had cats you will understand.

Her friends were an important part of her life. After Issella retired, she began taking Motor Coach tours with a friend or two. She often went on trips and traveled together with five or six of her fellow classmates. Family meant everything to her; especially her daughter-in-law’s; Kim and Rhoda. They were the daughters she never had. Her children and grandchildren were the joys of her life.

Issella was an amazing baker. She made all of the pies for holiday dinners, always making sure everyone had their favorite. Sometimes making as many as 12-14 different types.

She was very proud of her Irish heritage.

Issella was preceded in death by her husband of 47 ½ years, Glenn Cook. She is survived by son, Richard Cook (Rhoda Lake) of Laurel, MT; Richard’s sons, Jesse Cook and Justin Cook both of Glasgow; son, Doug Cook (Kim DeBeau) of Park Grove; Doug’s children, Jory Cook (Cortney Kautz) of Park Grove, Jory’s two children Jordan Cook and Meranda Bechal both of Glasgow; Shandy Stingley (Mike “Fuzz” Stingley) of Nashua and Ali Cook (Jaime Riseden) of Great Falls, MT. Her special niece Tracy Grimm of Glasgow and all her friends.

A visitation will be Tuesday, March 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at the Congregational Church in Glasgow, MT. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT.
Sunday, March 12th 2017
Dorothy Lynn Bell
Dorothy Lynn Bell, 91, passed away on March 11th, 2017 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana. Dorothy was born in Rupert, Idaho on October 1, 1925 to Irvin W. and Doris Larson. Dorothy’s service will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow on March 14th at 11 AM. Interment will be at the Highland Cemetery followed by a luncheon at the Evangelical Church. Bell Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy was raised in Saco. She was involved in band, sports, church, and many community activities. After graduation she attended the University of Montana and was a member of the University Symphony Orchestra and Alpha Chi sorority. In 1944, she married Bill Bell in Everett, Washington prior to his service in World War II. During his deployment she returned to Saco and post war they resided in Malta where they raised six children, moving to Glasgow in 1957. She worked alongside her husband at Bell Mortuary. She was active in the Congregational Church, Eastern Star, Rainbow for Girls, and a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 41 in Glasgow for 48 years. She was an organist, artist, seamstress, potter, knitter and an amazing cook. Her greatest gift was parenting her six children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Laurece and brother Ellis, sons in law Marvin Edwards and Scott Alexander, and grandson Daniel Cunneen. She is survived by her husband Carl W. Bell of Glasgow; children Cherie Edwards of Chinook, Steve Bell (Vickie) of Glasgow, Kathy Sather (Terry) of Billings, Kari Wiens (Richard) of Glasgow, Kent Bell (Kathy) of Glasgow, and Jenny Cunneen (Mick) of Billings.

She is survived by grandchildren Camia Savage, Tyler Edwards, Eric Edwards, Sean Edwards, Nicole Gleason, Lisa Ball, Jenna Marsalek, April Sather, Amber Sather, Ben Sather, Christopher Wiens, Nathan Wiens, Jonathan Wiens, SaraAnn Rasmusan, Brian Bell, Katie Maehl, Brad Bell, Seth Cunneen, Kara Cunneen and Tessa Berl. She has 41 great-grandchildren.

Thursday, March 9th 2017
Helen Amelia Zimdars
Helen Amelia Zimdars passed away peacefully after a short battle with lung cancer on February 23rd, 2017 at Autumn Springs, her home in Billings. She had family and Gail (her best friend) by her side. She will be remembered for her kind heart, infectious laughter, and feisty sense of humor. She lived her life helping and caring for others.

Helen was born February 7, 1932, in Glendive, MT. As a child, she was quite a loner and thought she was destined to become a missionary. Her early life was not an easy one. After her parents divorced, she and several siblings lived with their father in poverty, using wooden boxes for furniture. When she was 12, she met Mrs. Jans, who she called Mother Jans. Mother Jans was her angel, providing her a place to live surrounded by 5 other children. She provided Helen with a family atmosphere and, also taught her how to take care of herself. She lived with Mrs. Jans until she married the love of her life and best friend, Ivan, at the age of 15 or 16 (Helen always lied about her age, so we are not quite sure on this one).

Ivan and Helen started out living on the Zimdars farm/ranch in Bloomfield, MT. Their life journey took them to Glendive, Great Falls, and Fort Peck. They ultimately settled in Fort Peck where they made a home and raised 6 children. Helen loved to cook, bake (especially apple pie with lots of cinnamon), clean, garden, and to have coffee with friends. She knew the secret to life was not one’s possessions or income, but to be surrounded by the people who loved her. After the kids were grown and gone, she lived for the annual Thanksgiving tradition, when her flock of children and grandkids would return to Fort Peck. She would open her home and cook for 30-40 people without a complaint, smiling and refilling plates, but as soon as everyone left, she was ready for a quick drink at the Park Grove Bar.

Helen and Ivan enjoyed 60 years of marriage before he passed away. Helen then moved to Helena to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Ray. She lived there for 6 years before moving to Billings, where she could be close to her son and daughter-in-law Dennis and Diane. Living in Billings allowed her to be closer to all her children and Gail. She enjoyed the last 2 years of her life living in Autumn Springs, helping other residents, many younger but less spry than Helen.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Ivan, son Doug, son-in-law Ray, and all but 2 of her siblings. She is survived by her children Rocky Zimdars (Dede), Glasgow, MT; Penny (Lee) Murch, Glasgow, MT; Debbie Thares, Helena, MT; Dennis (Diane) Zimdars, Billings, MT; Lori (Kevin) Huff, Butte, MT and brothers Duane McCormies, Tacoma, WA; and Donnie McCormies, Desert Hot Springs, CA; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren

Funeral service for Helen will be held on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Glasgow (909 8th Avenue North near Bundy Park).

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to River Stone Health and Hospice, 123 South 27th Street, Billings, MT 59101.
Monday, March 6th 2017
Mary Ann Moen
Long time Valley County resident Mary Ann Moen, 93, passed away on February 3, 2017 from natural causes in Fargo, ND, with her daughter Ruth by her side. She was born on February 18, 1923 in Polson, MT to Homer and Ruth (Biddle) Clowes. The family returned to Glasgow when she was a toddler and there she remained except for the last year of her life.
Mary Ann lived through remarkable times, the depression years, WW ll and beyond. Living on the farm during these lean years, the family had a plentiful garden, chickens and cows, horses to ride, Cherry Creek to swim in, the outdoors to explore and wonderful neighbors and friends. She was baptized into the Christian Faith at First Baptist Church in Glasgow.
After graduating from Glasgow High School in 1941 she worked at the ASCS office in the courthouse, soon meeting her future husband (Oliver) Leonard Moen. They were married in Seattle before Leonard enlisted in the army and was sent to the Pacific. She returned to Glasgow, raising their daughter, Gwen, alone until Leonard returned from the war in 1945.
Mary Ann and Leonard worked hard together, raised 4 children, did some square dancing and enjoyed playing bridge. She was a homemaker extraordinaire and family came first. She always had a beautiful garden and was a talented seamstress. They built one home and remodeled another; she planned and decorated while Leonard did the carpentry work to carry out their projects. In their retirement years they enjoyed golf and cross country skiing and she made beautiful quilts. Mary Ann was also an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities and active in the First Lutheran Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 67 years, Leonard, her parents Homer and Ruth (Biddle) Clowes, and four brothers, Arthur, Henry, Donald and David Clowes. She is survived by her two sisters, Beulah (Dick Baldwin) Burnham and Helen (John) Dekker and sister-in-law Berta Clowes. Also surviving, and so honored to have had Mary Ann and Leonard for so long are her children Gwen (Gary) Truex, San Rafael, CA; Norma (Jim) Nakamine, Novato, CA; Ruth (Steve) Carnal, Fargo, ND and Dean Moen, Novato, CA, seven grandchildren: Grey (Terese) Truex, Laird Truex, Nelson Carnal, Juan (Kami) Carnal, Sandra (Albert) Mata, Laurel (Matt) Hamilton, and wade (Caitlin) Nakamine; 12 great-grandchildren, numerous beloved nieces, nephews, friends, and her bridge partners. We have wonderful memories and quilts, and we remember Grandma ML with love. She was a spirited woman and died wearing her pearl earrings. Mary Ann will be ready for a good game of bridge and a visit when you see her in heaven!
A Celebration of Life will be held at First Lutheran Church, Glasgow on March 8, 2017, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the First Lutheran Church or the Milk River Activity Center, or to the charity of your choice.
Monday, February 27th 2017
Lois Louise Bowman
Lois Louise Bowman passed away on February 23, 2017 at Valley View Home of natural causes. She was born July 2, 1918 in Glasgow, Montana to Stuart and Quaint Brookie. Lois lived on her father’s homestead north of the Bjounberg Bridge. She was home schooled until the 6th grade and then attended the Stuff County School with the Stuff, Canen and other neighboring families. Lois later attended and graduated high school at Hinsdale in 1936. Lois stayed at the Chester Hotel which was a dormitory for school kids. Her mother (Quaint) was guardian there for two years.

After graduation, Lois attended college at Bozeman majoring in Home Economics, graduating in 1940. She later taught Science and English in Valier, Montana where she met G. W. (Bill) Bowman, her future husband. After returning from military duty, Bill and Lois where married on May 13, 1945 at Opportunity, Washington.

The couple returned to the Saco area and took over the duties of working the family farm and ranch. Two children were added to the union, Georgia in 1947 and Jim in 1951. They also accepted Ben Ferguson as a foster child into the family.

Lois was a good cook but would rather be outside. She loved taking care of animals or driving tractor. She cared for the chickens, raised many pigs and would work diligently to revive a cold calf or sick animal. Lois enjoyed her flower gardens. Lois was probably happiest when in her tractor, cultivating or seeding crops. Lots of huge boulders were no match for her 145 or 835 Versatile.

With a family to feed, Lois spent much time cooking. It didn’t take her long to whip up a meal for anyone who showed up at the table. She enjoyed hosting family and friends and helped organize family reunions. Lois was active in the Methodist Church and community, she loved music and played piano and organ for church and many funerals, helped with the Summer Bible School, and 4-H and FFA supporter, Theta Roe leader, Rebecca and Eastern Star Member.

Lois enjoyed many arts and crafts but a favorite was wheat weaving.

Lois lived at the ranch until health problems arose. She called Nemont Manor, Prairie Ridge and Valley View all home and her family would like to thank all these people for the “helping hands” and kindness they showed.

Survivors include her daughter, Georgia (Art) Arnold of Saugerties, New York; son, Jim (Nancy) Bowman of Hinsdale, Montana; daughter-in-law, Carmen Ferguson of Ashland, Oregon; grandchildren, V.J. Ricci, David (Jen) Ricci, Jennifer (Jeremy) Engelin of New York, Sherri (Ky) Idler, Chad (Kristine) Bowman of Hinsdale, Scott (Joan) Ferguson of Cleveland, Ohio, Lisa (Neil) Grey of South Carolina, Steven (Cande) Ferguson of Washington, Jerry Arnold (Debbie) of Hinsdale and Amber (Jim) Cummings of Cape Cod, Mass; great-grandchildren Xavier and Gabriella Engelin; Loden, Montaya, Addison and Briggs Idler; Coy, Reese and Landry Bowman; Luke (Carlene) Griffis, Laura (Justin) Blake, Willow Grey, Tori Arnold, Kelcey Arnold, Chase Sherman and James Cummings; great-greatgrandchildren Audrey and Ana Blake, Colt Knaff, Kinna and Bo Griffis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stuart and Quaint “Dolly” Brookie; husband, G.W. “Bill” Bowman; foster son, Ben Ferguson and granddaughter, Susan Ferguson Griffis.

A visitation will be February 28, 2017 with family receiving friends from 6-8 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Services will be March 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Saco, Montana. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Saco, Montana.

Saturday, February 25th 2017
George Raymond Nicol
George Raymond Nicol (aka: Punk, Nick, Monty, Ray) was born on October 4, 1924 to George Raymond, Sr., and Minnie Anna (Struple) Nicol in Glasgow, Montana. While spending his last two years with assistance from Valley View staff, George quietly and peacefully fell asleep in his bed the evening of February 23, 2017.

His folks came to Montana in 1909 and built a log house which is now under the Ft. Peck Dam waters. Their home then was what later became the Southern most edge of Ft. Peck Dam (then Dawson County). They lived one year at Lou Johnson's place. Ray would share his love for horses by giving kids a ride on his pony for 10 cents. In 1933 they moved by the Milk River where they farmed. Somewhere during 1935-36, after his dad purchased the Rio Theater, Maxine and her sister, Lorene, worked there as ushers. It was at this time that Ray met Maxine and told everyone "some day I will marry that little gal".

During WWII, Ray and his family raised sugar beets so the government allowed them to use prisoners of war to thin and hoe beets; later on they hired Mexicans so Ray learned how to speak Spanish.

Ray and Maxine married on December 15, 1945. They purchased a dairy which they called Nicol Dairy and lived there only a year due to a harsh winter. From there, they moved to Nashua and raised their three children (Janice, Bill and Kathy). In 1958, they bought the farm from Jeff Wagner 3 miles south of Nashua. During the years on the farm (1958 to 2014), Connie and Bonnie joined the family. In October, 2014, they moved into Glasgow at Prairie Ridge Village. Due to medical needs, it became necessary to auction off the farm.

Ray graduated in 1942 from Nashua High School (as did Maxine, their 5 children, and 2 grandchildren). After graduating, Ray moved to California welding on the Moore Dock. During that same year, he spent time working at the Navy Shipyards in Bremerton, WA. Ray also welded for an oil rig North of Nashua. He taught welding at the Glasgow Air Force Base and worked for Pittsburg Demoin Steel, welding on steel water towers. Ray worked for G.E. Marshel doing road construction (welding) south of Ft. Peck. He took welding jobs wherever possible and worked for Chicago Bridge and Corp of Engineers at Ft. Peck and was hired for Pre-Grandola testing new technology welding south of Ft. Peck near the Pines. He was employed with Montana Dakota Utilities for a few years.
Ray's love for horses landed him in the medical facilities more than once.

When he was about 13, he was trampled by a horse which left his face severely smashed. Upon seeing a doctor in Wolf Point, his mom was shown how to massage his face to help shape the bones. A few years later, Ray's horse ran into a barb-wired fence throwing Ray into the fence nearly severing the artery underneath his armpit, requiring many stitches. In 1978, another horse accident took place where Ray was air-lifted to Billings. Due to his pelvic being split apart 5", he remained in the hospital 6 weeks. On July 24, 1992, Ray had open heart surgery for 5 by-pass. On July 10, 2000, Ray suffered an aneurism which took some time to recover. .

Along with the love of providing for his family by farming, he also enjoyed hunting, riding horses helping with ranch round-ups, playing his guitar and singing with many long-time and new-found friends when he and Maxine spent winter months in Arizona with several others while taking part in various jam sessions. George and Maxine loved to dance and they floated out on the dance floor as though they were dancing on clouds. They were honored to represent the Nashua All-School Reunion of 2006 by being selected as Grand Marshall.

Ray is survived by his beautiful wife Maxine, daughter Janice (Dennis) Shanks; son William (Kareen) Nicol; daughters Kathleen Steele (friend Greg Ganje); Connie (Steve) Culliton; and Bonnie Nicol; grandchildren Janelle (Troy) Bargmann; Jayme (Emit) Valnes; Shelly Nicol, Shane (Alyssa) Nicol; Scott (Evaana) Steele, Joy Partridge; great grandchildren Hannah and Kayla Nicol, Scottie Passmore, Justice Steele (Candace and children Hazen and Emerson) and Aasya Steele; Alexys "Lexy" and Pacyn Partridge, Garrett and Stetson Bargmann.

Ray is preceded in death by his father George Raymond Nicol, Sr., his mother Minnie Anna (Struple) Nicol, his sister Marjorie H. Shea, his half brothers William and Clifton H. Carr.

Services for George will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua at 11:00 on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. George will be put to rest in the Nashua Cemetery.

Bell Mortuary Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Thursday, February 23rd 2017
Patricia "Patty" Ann Craven Wass
Patricia "Patty" Ann Craven Wass was born July 28th, 1954, baptized October 26th, 1958, and confirmed April 3rd, 1966. Patty went to meet her Lord and Savior on February 19th, 2017 after a head injury and pneumonia.

She was preceded in death by her father Roy Craven II, and nephew Kirk Norris. She is survived by her husband Carl "Dale" Wass, children Anna (Nathan) Talafuse, Janice (David) Barbee, Luke Wass, and grandchildren Eric, Andrew, Payton, Gabriel, Olivia, Kirra, and Logan. Also mother Jean Ann Craven, siblings Penny Lind, Linda Craven, Terrie Green Jones, twin Peggy Norris, Tammy Craven, Pam Skogen, Roy Craven III, thirty seven nieces and nephews, and seventy great nieces and nephews.

Patty's favorite thing was to spend time with her family. She also loved canning, cooking, hunting, painting, and was active in her church. She was always the first to give a warm hug and a loving smile.

Funeral services will be Saturday, February 25th at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Falls, MT. Patty's cremated remains will be buried at a later date in Glasgow, MT.

Tuesday, February 21st 2017
Charles "Charlie" Henry Frost
Charles “Charlie” Henry Frost, 87, went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2017. Services for Charles are Monday, February 27, 2017 at St. Raphael's at 1:30 p.m.
Charles was born June 10, 1929 to parents Henry M. and Josephine (Klein) Frost in Dubuque, IA and was the youngest of four children.
Charles attended St. Anthony’s Catholic School in Dubuque before joining the United States Marines in 1951. He served three years in the Marines, part of that time in Korea.
On April 24, 1954 Charles married Rose Marie DesJarlais. Four children were born from this marriage; Rita, Jolene, James and Steven.
While raising their children in Dubuque, IA, Charles worked at the Water Treatment Plant. In 1968 Charles and his family moved to Fort Peck, MT, where he started his job in the Power House as a Custodian, but sometime later moved back to Dubuque for two years before again returning back to the open arms of the people of Fort Peck. Charles worked as a guard before changing to Power House Mechanic from 1971 to 1989 for the Corps of Engineers.
Charles and Rose divorced in January of 1974. Charles continued to raise his children as a single parent until they were full grown.
Finding new love, Charles married Thelma L. Decker on October 5, 1979. In addition to Charles’ four children, he would now share his love with Thelma’s four children; Jacque, Stanley, Jody and Doug.
Charlie and Thelma retired from the Corps of Engineers in June of 1989 and moved to Lewistown, MT after traveling the state to find their new home. In Lewistown they joined the Good Samaritan Camping Club and often camping locally as well as traveling with their 5th wheel camper to Washington, Oregon, Iowa, and Arizona: spending two, six week trips to Arizona. Together Charlie and Thelma made other trips within the United States and outside the United States to Germany, Mexico and Canada. Of his many travels, he especially loved going back to Dubuque to visit his sister, Virginia and her family.
In earlier years Charles taught his boys how to hunt and fish. His took his family on across the country trips camping and taking in the sights along the way. Later in life, Charles would find his love for wood working: whittling his Diamond Willow canes and making many holiday decorations and toys for family and extended family members. From day one Charles was a dedicated flower and vegetable gardener; he was born with a natural green thumb, keeping his lawns and gardens beautiful and the envy of many.
In 2010 Charlie and Thelma moved to Glasgow, MT and resided at Nemont Manor.
There was no one that Charlie couldn’t win over in friendship no matter where he went. There was no one he couldn’t make laugh or smile, he was a natural charmer.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents Henry and Josephine; brother, Robert and sister-in-law, Lucille; sister, Lorraine and bother-in-law, Hugo; sister, Virginia and brother-in-law, Henry; grandson, Devon Frost; step-grandson, Kris Decker; son-in-law, Ray Allie and former wife, Rose Frost.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Thelma of Glasgow, MT; children, Rita Allie of Nashua, MT, Jolene Debolt of Billings, MT, James (Robyn) of Comfort, TX and Steve (Michele) Frost of Glasgow, MT; step-children, Jacque Burner of Glasgow, MT, Stanley (Diane) Decker of WA, Jody (Mark) Nystrom of SD, and Doug Decker of ID; numerous grandkids; great-grandchildren; and Deb Stein and Deb Carson who knew Charlie as their second dad.
God bless you Charlie. You will be forever in our hearts.
Monday, February 20th 2017
Charles A. Rice
Charles A. Rice, age 63 passed away on February 13, 2017 at the family home, west of Glasgow, Montana from complications of diabetes and heart disease.

Charles was born on September 21, 1953 in Glasgow, Montana to Thomas R. and Lucile P. Rice. Charles lived his life in the Glasgow area. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1971.

After completing High School, Charles attended Northern Montana College in Havre, Montana graduating in June of 1977 with a Bachelors’ Degree in elementary education. Upon his completion of higher education schooling, he student taught in the Irle School in Glasgow Montana and became a full time elementary teacher at the Northstar Elementary School at the Glasgow Air Force Base and at the Glasgow School District and especially at the Eastside School and Southside School for 22 years. Thomas and Charles ran the family farm at the same time as Charles teaching career. Mr. Rice as he was fondly known by his students, retired from teaching in 2002. He then spent his time running the family farm and taking care of his aging parents until their passing.

Charles was well liked by his students and the teaching staff. He had a caring way for students needing extra attention and was always kind-hearted and patient with helping them learn their studies. He helped many a student in the 5th and 6th grades pass the grade successfully. He enjoyed the teaching aspect of the job and his students’ antics. He relished the teacher get-togethers for many a scheduled pot lucks. He had a patient loving heart and was generous with teaching people many things outside of the school situation also. Charles was a faithful son, devoted brother, fantastic friend with a mischievous nature and terrible teaser who could pester you unrelentingly. He will be sorely missed by all the family and friends that he has left behind.

Charles is survived by Brother Richard Rice and spouse Darlene Rice of E. Wenatchee, WA; Nieces Dawn Goins (husband Rick, and their children: Kelcey (son, Alex), Shay, Brooke, Gabby, Gabe) of Spokane, WA; Niece Kris Sanders (husband Craig, and children: Christopher (wife, Charli & son, Matthew), Kelsey (husband, Gabe), Brittney, Ashley) of Colbert, WA; Nephew Robert Rice (wife Margie, and their children: Jasmine, Chelsea, Kaylee) of Quincy, WA. Sister Cherie’ Lowry and spouse Michael Lowry of Palmer, Alaska, step-children Michele Jensen (husband Joe, and their children Dariane, and Natasha) of Pasco WA, Darren Lowry (daughter Riley Morten-Lowry) of Alaska. He is also survived by the many friends, family and acquaintances that he has burned favorite memories into their hearts.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Valley County Historical Society in Charles name.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral services will be Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Burial will follow services at Highland Cemetery. A reception will be held following burial (2:30 PM) at the Glasgow Elks Lodge.
Monday, February 20th 2017
JoAnn (Pluhar) Zaborowski
JoAnn (Pluhar) Zaborowski, age 67, of St. Marie, MT, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Billings, MT from complications following surgery.

JoAnn was born September 28, 1949 in Great Falls, MT to Leonard Charles and Betty Yvonne (Garlock) Pluhar. She grew up on the family ranch near Cohagen, MT and attended the Pluhar School just one fourth of a mile from the house, with her uncle, Art Pluhar, being one of her teachers. She attended high school in Jordan and graduated in 1968 and then went on to attend and graduate from dental hygienist school in Denver, CO.

In September of 1971 JoAnn met Skip (Edwin) Michael Zaborowski in Great Falls, MT while playing flag football. In the process, Skip talked a friendly police officer into loaning him the hand cuffs and JoAnn soon found herself handcuffed to the flood lights on the police car! The next three months Skip and JoAnn spent a lot of time together at the J Bar T Club and were married there on December 17, 1971.

Skip was in the Air Force and was transferred to San Angelo, TX so JoAnn went with him and that is where their first son, Adam Russell, was born on August 16, 1973.

On January 25, 1980, their second son, Leonard Edwin, was born in Athens, Greece. Their family traveled all over the world until 1991 when Skip retired and they moved to St. Marie, MT.

JoAnn worked for the St. Marie Condo until 1997; she then took a position at the VFW Post 3107 as bartender and bar manager. She also worked part-time at the St. Marie post office. She retired from the VFW on September 30, 2016 and took up working with her beads, and spending more time with Skip and their furry feline, Grumpy.

JoAnn is survived by her husband, Skip; sons, Adam (Meribeth) of Rapid City, SD and Leonard (Leanne) of the USS San Diego (LPD-22); grandchildren, Justin, Suzanne, and Scott; great grandchildren, Ky’Ann and Raelyn; her five brothers, Russell, Steven, Christopher, Lynn and Randall; and her two sisters, Lorraine and Hazel, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents.

There will be a private service for JoAnn. A luncheon for family and friends is Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12noon at the VFW.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to VFW Post 3107.

Monday, March 20th 2017
June Arline Cotter
June Arline Cotter, 90 of Glasgow, MT passed away peacefully in Billings, MT on Wednesday February 15, 2017. Bell Mortuary is assisting the family.

June Arline Nelson was born to Helga Nelson and Roy Hanson in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 9, 1926. She lived with her grandmother Johanna Nelson in Robinsdale, Minnesota until she was 9 years old at which time she moved to Glasgow, MT with her Mother Helga "Bobbi" Maxwell and Step Father Clegg Maxwell. She received her education in Glasgow. She was a member and official in the Hotel, Restaurant and Bartenders Union for years and the First Lutheran Church.

She worked as a bartender until she was 75 years old. She loved to go dancing, play cards, do crafts, socialize with friends, fishing, boating, camping with her late husband Bob Cotter and visiting her family.

She is survived by 2 children, Arnold (Shirley) Lehnert, Libby, MT and Rose Carr (Shane) Poll, Sandy, UT. Seven grandchildren, Darin (Amanda) Lehnert, Spirit Lake, ID, Stacy (Kirsten) Lehnert, Libby, MT, Keri (Robb) Turner, Parker, CO, Christopher (Terri) Logan, Worland, WY, Elizabeth (Shawn) Sexton, Sandy, UT, Emily Logan, Billings, MT, and Step-Grandchild Nancy Showerman Steele, Texas. Thirteen great grandchildren, one of which is named after her, Holly June Lehnert and 2 great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob Cotter, significant other Walt Riggin, Step daughter Patricia Carr Showerman, Great Grandson John Colton Logan, step grandsons Bill Showerman and Richard Showerman.

The Family of June Cotter, will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 24, 2017 with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, with a luncheon to follow. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery following the luncheon.

Friday, February 17th 2017
Ronald Peter Stein
Ronald Peter Stein, age 75 of Nashua, Montana passed away on February 16th, 2017 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana.

Ronald was born on June 18th, 1941 to Roman and Flossie (Battin) Stein in Glasgow, Montana. Ronald met the love of his life Carol Beth (Boston) Stein and they had three children, Curt, Dawn and Jackie. Ronald and Carol enjoyed 55 years together. Ronald love hunting, fishing and his family. Ronald lived in the Glasgow area for 50 plus years and resided in Pembina, ND for 20 years.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Flossie Stein; brothers, Chuck and Mont Stein; and his sisters, Barb Stein, Pat Neulib, Dixie Wagner, Pam Stein and Sue Stein.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Carol Stein; children, Curt (Kelly) Stein of Great Falls, MT, Dawn (Boradway) Sansaver of Grand Forks, ND, Jackie (Shane) Borchert of Glenwood, Iowa; as well as numerous grand-children and great grand-children.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 18th, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana.

Thursday, February 16th 2017
Ronald N. Anderson
MALTA-Ronald N. Anderson, 74, a retired carpenter, died Tuesday, February 14, at his home of natural causes.

Memorial services will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday, February 18, at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta. Cremation has taken place. Condolences for the family may be left kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.
Tuesday, February 14th 2017
Audrey (Berntson) Smith
Audrey (Berntson) Smith passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the age of 93.

Audrey, the daughter of Alfred and Norma Berntson was born March 1, 1923 in Sanish, ND where she and her sisters, Thelma Berntson and Naomi Sherven were raised and lived through their high school years. Another sister, Minerva, died in infancy.

Audrey was confirmed June 28, 1936 at the Sanish Lutheran Church and graduated from high school in 1940. She attended college for 2 years at Minot State College and received her teaching standard certificate. Audrey taught 4th grade at Watford City, ND for 2 years. She also subbed at Sunnyside and Larslan later while living on the farm.

In 1944, Audrey joined the nurses’ cadet school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The last 6 months of her nurses' training she worked in Browning, MT at the Indian Hospital.

Audrey worked as a nurse in the Glasgow Deaconess Hospital following her graduation and later at Valley View home. She met Alden at Glasgow Deaconess Hospital, and they were married June 18, 1949. They had 2 children Leland and Jacquelyn Lund.

Alden and Audrey lived on a farm in Richland, MT until they moved to Glasgow and joined the 1st Lutheran Church. The last few years they lived at Nemont Manor.

She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 sisters.

Audrey is survived by her husband Alden, son Leland (Kathy) Smith, and daughter Jacquelyn (Steve) Lund. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren: Shane Smith, Joel (Lara) Smith, Alana Zayden, Geoffrey Lund, Jessica Lund, and Jason Lund; and 5 great-grandchildren: Joey Zayden, Riley Smith, Annika Smith, Addison Lund, and Aiden Lund.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral services will be Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana with burial following services at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana.

Monday, February 13th 2017
Gaylord Wayne Miner
Gaylord Wayne Miner, age 87, passed away February 9th, 2017, at Daniels Memorial Hospital in Scobey, MT. Services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Scobey Lutheran Church, with Pastor Paul Landeraaen officiating.

Gayle was born September, 26th, 1929, in the Ossette Community to Nettie Ossette Sterner Miner and Fay Wade Miner. He was the youngest of 5 children. His parents homesteaded in 1914, and established the first post office in the area, naming the Ossette community. He started school at the one room Success School through grade 6, was homeschool by his mother for 2 years, and then attended high school in Scobey. Upon his father’s illness in 1945, Gayle returned to take over the farm. On June 22nd, 1952 he married Helga Antonie Mikat at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Larslan, MT. They made their home in the Ossette community. To this union were born 4 children, Mona, Edwin, Steven, and Marilyn. They loved entertaining family and friends throughout the years and enjoyed 42 blessed years of marriage before Helga’s passing in 1994. Gayle continued to farm until 2012, when he moved into Scobey. After this, he continued to stay active in the farm helping move machinery and delivering parts whenever asked. Harvest time was his favorite time of year and even rode some rounds in the combine this last fall.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helga, his parents, siblings Marjorie Solberg, Boyd Miner, Max Miner, and Wilma Krebsbach. He was also preceded in death by his special friend Arlene Halverson. He is survived by children Mona (Dwight) Marrs, Edwin (Monica) Miner, Steven (Jeannie) Miner, and Marilyn (Danny) Smith. Grandchildren Justin (Genny) Marrs, Megan Marrs, Heather Miner, Chad (Julie) Miner, Amanda Miner, Ben (Cindi) Haaland, Bobbi (Jason) Hanser, Mandy (Terry) Rasmusan, Courtney Miner, Kyle (Hana) Smith, Brandy (Larry Thompson) Smith. He is also survived by 23 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

Pallbearers: David Solberg, Russell Miner, Brian Halverson, Bruce Dighans, Bruce Fladager, and Raymond Belling. Music provided by Bev Lund and Jeannie Miner.

Memorials may be made to the Daniels Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Saturday, February 4th 2017
Lester “Swede” Earl Nickels
On the morning of February 3rd, 2017, at the age of 89, Swede saddled up for his last ride at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT, of natural causes. He was surrounded by all his family.

He was born in Glasgow at FMDH on June 20th, 1927. He was the youngest of six kids, born to HJ and Lydia Nickels. Swede attended school in Nashua through the 9th grade. He was unable to finish school as his father needed his help on the ranch due to the war. Despite not finishing school, he was very well read and was very interested in law.

He started taking flying lessons and received his pilot's license at the age of 17. He would run wild horses and fly mail and supplies to neighbors stranded during hard winters. He also spent many hours flying search and rescue looking for missing or lost people. He was very proud of his flying ability. He flew countless hours and did not have any mishaps.

During the war, he spent many weeks running wild horses, cutting stud horses and branding colts and cattle for his neighbors away at war. He was an amazing roper and passed on his talents to his sons and grandsons. Swede entered the army on January 12th, 1951 and received an honorable discharge on August 18th, 1951.

He married the love of his life, Mildred Maurseth on January 3rd, 1952 in Glasgow. They were married for 65 years. They spent their life on a ranch Southeast of Nashua. The ranch became the second largest commercial Hereford ranch in the state of Montana. There were 26 steers that went to the Denver Stock Show for the "Catch-a-Calf" program in January 2004. He was the Montana Commercial Hereford Breeder of the Year in 2006. When he was not working, his hobbies were working, working and working some more. He enjoyed following his kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all their events.

Swede was preceded in death by his mother and father, one brother, 3 sisters and 2 grandsons (TJ and Zachary Nickels).

He is survived by his wife, Mildred, 2 sons, Lester (Jaylein), Steve (Sharon). 3 daughters, Wanda, Cindy (Paul) and Tammy (George). His grandchildren, Jesse, Luke, Krista, Jeremy, Kyle, Chantille and Asa. His Great-grandchildren, Lane, Cordelia, MacKayla, Jace, Isabelle, Ethan, Gabriell, Rebecca, Jaden, Ava and Leslie. And 1 brother, Jack Nickels.

A Visitation will take place on Sunday, February 5th, 2017 with family receiving friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Services are Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, MT. A luncheon will follow services at the church. Burial with military honors will follow the luncheon at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT.

Swede was loved dearly and will be greatly missed by all. His life mantra was, "It is better to wear out then rust out and I plan on never wearing out".

Friday, February 3rd 2017
Mary Helen Bakken
Mary Helen Bakken, age 70, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, January 22, 2017. She passed away due to complications from lung cancer. She was born in Scobey, Montana on February 20, 1946, to Carl and Laura Ruud, and raised on the family farm homestead south of Flaxville, MT. She graduated from Scobey High School in 1964, and briefly attended the University of Montana in Missoula. She was so in love however, she needed to return to Scobey to be near her dear Irv. She then married that wonderful man from Opheim, Robert Irving Bakken, at Pleasant Prairie Church, south of Flaxville, on February 19, 1966. They made their home in Opheim, where she later became the bookkeeper and office manager for 24 years at Northern Electric Co-Op, working there until retiring in 2005. She and Irv then moved to Havre, Montana, where they enjoyed their retirement together. Mary Helen enjoyed playing the piano and organ, oil painting, sewing, playing Keno machines, looking at recipes on Facebook, and just relaxing with friends and family. She was a strong advocate and supporter for the many activities of her daughters and granddaughters, and always imparted her foundation of faith with those who needed it. Preceding her in death are her parents, Carl and Laura Ruud.

Mary Helen is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert Irving Bakken; daughters Lisa (Mark) Rochin of Polson, MT, and Sharlyn Bakken of Havre, MT; sister Lilla Barsness of Scobey; brother Norman (Elaine) Ruud of Billings; granddaughters Laura, Taylor and Megan; great-granddaughter Brinley; grandpuppy Spencer; a niece and several nephews. Services will be in Havre on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, with an additional service and burial at Pleasant Prairie Church on Monday, January 30th at 11:00 am.

Tuesday, January 31st 2017
Bud Eugene August Thievin Jr
“Bud” Eugene August Thievin Jr
(Nashua/Scobey)

“Bud” Eugene August Thievin Jr., age 81, affectionately known his entire life as “Bud”, passed away on January 29, 2017 at his home in Scobey, Montana after a long battle with cancer.
The youngest of six children of Eugene Sr. and Jeanne (St. Germaine) Thievin, Bud was born on October 17, 1935 in Carbert, a community north of Peerless. His family farmed north of Peerless until Bud was seven, and then moved to the present and now fourth generation farm located north of Richland.
Bud and his siblings were self-taught musicians. At a very young age, he learned to play several stringed instruments which eventually led to him playing guitar with Melvin Werdahl, Vince Bingham and Ken Lekvold; the group known as Mel’s Westerners, during the late 50’s through the 70’s.
Bud attended grade school in Peerless until the age of 14, and then lived with his Uncle and Aunt, Tom and Kay St. Germaine, so he could attend high school in Opheim where he graduated in 1953.
After High School, Bud worked for his oldest brother Alfred building and repairing grain elevators all around Montana and North Dakota.
Bud married Myrna Spear in Scobey on August 31st, 1958. He was drafted into the United States Army in October of 1958, attended boot camp in Texas, and was stationed in Germany.
After his discharge in 1960, they moved back to Scobey where their three children Willie, Michel, and Melissa were born.
Bud worked various jobs, such as delivering propane and installing and repairing furnaces with his brother Phil at Farmer’s Union Carriers in Scobey. Bud sold Farmers Union Insurance for ten years. Bud and Myrna owned the Four Buttes Bar with her parents, Willie and Margaret Spear, during which time Bud served on the Four Buttes District School Board, was a member of the Frontier Car Club, Scobey Jaycees, Scobey Athletics, and was on the Daniels Federal Credit Union Credit Committee.
After Bud and Myrna divorced, he moved to Nashua, Montana in 1977 to work for his friend Mickey at Whitlow Steel in Glasgow, Montana. Bud later bought and operated Bud’s Petrolane in Glasgow, which was located near the current Fossum Ready Mix plant. Bud was mostly self-employed from that point on.
On May 9th, 1979, Bud married “Toots” Emma (Bondy) Kallem. Toot’s youngest daughter Myrna lived with them while she finished high school. Bud helped Toots and her son James run the Home Café in Nashua. Bud and Toots also had their own band for a short time, singing and playing for local dances. Bud served as Mayor of Nashua from 1989-1992. He sold his Petrolane business and purchased the old Nashua Conoco Station in 1988, which he renamed “Nashua Tire”. He later sold it to a close family friend, Duane “Squeak” Tihista.
After Toots passed away in 2002, Bud moved to Richland to help his brother Phil and nephews Marty and Perry on the Thievin farm where they were all raised.
In 2003, Bud became “famous” when he was cast as “Mayor” in the movie Northfork, which featured actors Peter Coyote, James Woods, Nick Nolte, and Darryl Hannah; filmed at the Fort Peck Power Houses. Bud’s son, Michel, and other local area Frontier Car Club members were also cast as extras—only after their restored era cars were requested for the movie.
Bud moved to Scobey in 2010 with plans to spend winters in town and summers in Richland to continue helping on the family farm. Sadly, health issues prevented him from doing the farming.
While living in Scobey, he enjoyed spending coffee hours at both of his son’s businesses, and getting old tractors running for them at their quonsets located near the north edge of Scobey.
A very skillful and knowledgeable man, there were few things he could not do. Bud loved to bowl, hunt, collect coins, fish, and follow his grandchildren’s activities, but his main passion throughout his life was the love of restoring old cars, pickups, and tractors. He was always finding “treasures” he thought his boys needed to buy, which continued right up until Bud’s final days.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Toots; his brothers Alfred and Phillip Thievin, and sisters Genevieve Messenger and Virginia Gundermann.
He is survived by one sister “Babe” (Vivian) and brother-in-law Ken Floyd of Opheim, and sister-in-law Lorraine Thievin of Scobey. Bud is also survived by his sons Willie (Lisa) Thievin, and Michel (Annette) Thievin all of Scobey, daughter Melissa (Richard) Beyl of Fargo, North Dakota, step-daughter Anita (Jim) Mayes of Lovell, Wyoming, step-son James (Leslie) Kallem of Powell, Wyoming, step-daughter Nancy (Danny) McCoy of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and step-daughter Myrna (Larry) Sichmeller of Roslyn, South Dakota; and together with Toot’s family; 11 grandchildren:
Tyler Thievin and Brianne Raulston; Amanda and Jared Thievin; Brady, twins Dylan and Jordyn Beyl; twins Ellen Todosichuk and Shiloh Hanzlicek, Eric Short and Ashley May; and 8 great-grandchildren: Austin, Natalie, and Cade Short; Dylan and Aubrey May; Emma Todosichuk; and Hadden and Kaeston Raulston

Services for Bud Thievin are Friday, February 3rd at 1p.m. at the Scobey Lutheran Church.

Monday, January 30th 2017
Jean L. Watts
Jean L. Watts, 70, of Saint Marie passed away in Miles City, Montana on January 24, 2017.
Bell Mortuary is assisting the family and services will be held at a later date.
Jean was born in Wahoo, Nebraska to William and Lois (Tennant) Cooper, on May 18, 1946.
Jean married Walter Watts in Las Vegas, Nevada October 9, 1989, the couple later retired to Saint Marie in 1992.
Jean was an active member of DAR. She liked to bake and sew but her passion was painting. The true loves of her life were her home in Saint Marie and her husband, Walt.
Jean was preceded by her parents and one son, Steven.
Jean is survived by her beloved husband, Walt; children, JoLynne, James, Patrick and Sean; numerous grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Rosenbohm and Charlotte Glaser.
Wednesday, January 18th 2017
Hazel M. (Bucher) Granger
Hazel M. (Bucher) Granger, age 80, passed away peacefully at her home in Glasgow, on January 17, 2017, with her family surrounding her. Hazel was born on June 21, 1936 to Steven & Helen Bucher at the family homestead in Ferdig, Montana. She graduated from Oilmont High School in 1954 and attended Kinman Business College in Spokane, Washington. On July 21, 1955, she married the love of her life, Earl Granger. They were blessed with two daughters, Lynn and Kathy.

Earl was involved in the early development stage of cable television, which took them to numerous towns throughout Montana. Hazel began a career in the crop insurance industry, eventually becoming the Executive Vice President of Crop Hail Management. Staying in the crop insurance business, she worked for Crop Growers Insurance, which took her to North Carolina and Kansas City, where she eventually retired from the business. She then moved back to Great Falls and in 2004, to Glasgow, to be closer to Lynn and Kenny. Kathy joined all of them in Glasgow in 2010.

When Earl was alive, they owned several race horses and had a great time following them around the country. Hazel enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening. Her flowers gave her tremendous pleasure.

Hazel is survived by her two daughters, Lynn (Kenny) Gilbert and Kathy Granger, all of Glasgow; three grandchildren, Christopher (Diana) Bauer of Chula Vista, California, Katie Bauer of St. Louis, Missouri and Melissa (Rafe) Sigmundstad of Glasgow; and six great-grandchildren, Lexi, Gabe, Rachel, Blake, Margarita and Auggie.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Earl; her father, Steven Bucher; her mother, Helen Hall; two brothers, Pat and Clifford; two sisters, Marjorie and Mildred; a nephew and a niece.

Services for Hazel will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. A luncheon at the Cottonwood Inn will follow the service. Memorials can be made in Hazel’s honor to either Glasgow High School Educational Trust or Northeast Montana Pet Rescue.
Tuesday, January 10th 2017
Pattie Marcia (Egeland) Prewett
Pattie Prewett passed away at the age of 89 on December 30th, 2016, at the Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown, Montana due to complications from influenza and pneumonia. She was born Pattie Marcia Egeland on May 26, 1927 to Myrtle (Woods) Egeland & Karl Egeland. Pattie grew up on the family farm in the Dovetail/Valentine community until the age of nine, when the family moved to Lewistown. After graduating from Fergus County High School in 1946, she married Thomas Allin Prewett of Simms, Montana on December 24th, 1946. Tom, a former Army Sergeant from Troop C 112th Cavalry, worked as a telegrapher for Great Northern Railroad. Their first child, Patricia Lynne (Prewett) Gamble was born Dec. 20th, 1947. Gary Karl Prewett came along four years later on May 15th, 1951. In 1953, Tom and Pattie moved to Peerless, Montana where Tom worked as the Depot Agent and as a Massage Therapist. In 1967, the family moved to Glasgow, Montana and Tom commuted to Peerless until 1969 when he retired from the railroad. It was then that Pattie and Tom started a Massage Therapy business in their home, treating clientele from Montana and Canada. In 1994, Gary passed away in an accident at the age of 43. Tom passed at age 73, from natural causes, in 1998.

Pattie and her long-time friend, Sever Belle, a farmer from Canada, had 17 wonderful winters in Arizona enjoying square dancing there, in Montana and Canada. Pattie even learned how to swim and drive a combine. A few years ago, Pattie began experiencing bouts of dementia. However, Pattie remained chipper, physically healthy, and as active as ever. She was in better shape than most 50 year olds and looked as young to boot.

Pattie had recently been living with her daughter Lynne Gamble & son-in-law Jim Gamble, of Lewistown, Montana.

Pattie was preceded in death by her husband - Tom Prewett, her son - Gary Prewett, her sister - Carlita Ferdinand Davidson, and her nephew - Jim Ferdinand. Pattie Prewett is survived by her daughter Lynne, six grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Pattie believed “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today”.

Pattie Egeland Prewett was a spiritual person who constantly educated herself on natural medicines and treatments. She enjoyed getting to know her clients, bowling, hiking, dress making, and yard work. Pattie liked to keep busy. Her true passion was square dancing, and she was very good at it. One of Pattie’s favorite quotes “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm; it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. Her wisdom will never be forgotten.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Pattie Egeland Prewett scheduled sometime this Spring.

Monday, January 9th 2017
Esther (Niehoff) Sorenson
Esther (Niehoff) Sorenson, 100, of Glasgow passed away January 9, 2017 at Valley View Home in Glasgow.

A Rosary will be prayed Friday, January 13th at 6:00 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church with Father Jose Valliparambil and burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. A luncheon will follow the burial. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Esther was born November 1, 1916 in Glentana, Montana to William and Mary (Suek) Niehoff. She attended school in Glentana and graduated in 1934 from Opheim High School. She earned her teaching degree from the College of Great Falls where she was also in the first graduating class. She taught school for forty years in Glentana, Richland, Opheim, Libby, Scobey, Kalispell and Glasgow.

She married Clifford Halvorson in December 1943. Clifford passed away in April of 1945. She later married Lloyd Sorenson in January 1956. The couple made their home in Glentana for a few years before moving to Glasgow in 1961.

Esther was a member of St. Raphael’s and Retired Teachers. She enjoyed reading, playing cards and traveling. She was also known as a good cook.

Esther is survived by four nieces, Kathleen (Ron) Hilbig of Great Falls, Margaret (Kenny) Pollington of Helena, Joan O’Donnell of Helena and Suzanne Bloomquist of Spokane; nephews Walt (Martha) Niehoff Jr. of Seattle and Bill (Debbie) Niehoff of Helena; brother, Walter Niehoff of Helena; and three step-children, Harold Sorenson, Marjorie Tankin and Linda Gruver; and special neighbors, friends and caretakers, Kim and Norm Girard.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Clifford Halvorson and Lloyd Sorenson; parents, William “Bill” and Mary Niehoff; sisters, Julie Niehoff and Leona O’Brien; and niece Elaine O’Brien-Kling.
Monday, January 9th 2017
Evelynn Matilda Garcia
Evelynn Matilda Garcia, 31, left our world far too soon on January 3, 2017. She was born on June 8, 1985 in Glasgow.

Evelynn was a strong, free-spirited woman who remained upbeat no matter what was happening in her life. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her father and stepmom, Joseph M. and Denise E. Garcia of Glasgow; her mother, Mary K. Garcia of Billings; brothers Joseph J. Garcia (Chanese) of Columbus, Sean M. Garcia of Billings, Clayton J. Flood (Melissa) of Bremerton, Washington, and Jon P. Garcia (Kenzy) of Glasgow; her half-sister, Delores Higgs of Colorado; her children, Michael of Longmont, Colorado; Eddie Jr. and E’lan of Wolf Point; Hermie of Billings, Shayne, also of Billings, and 10 nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her other family and friends in recovery groups in Glasgow and Butte.

There will be a Memorial Service for Evelynn at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow on January 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, December 30th 2016
Terry D. Fuhrmann
Terry D. Fuhrmann, age 81, of St. Marie, passed away on December 25, 2016. He was born on October 11th, 1935 to Lille Walker and Kon Fuhrmann. Terry spent most of his life in the agriculture industry, and also worked for the Glasgow School District for many years. Terry also served in the Army Reserves as a cook. He loved fishing, mechanic work, and building small projects in his spare time.
Terry married Denise Birkoski on June 6th, 1970. They raised 5 children on his farm in the “north country” before moving to Glasgow. He worked many different jobs including Arnie’s Electric and the Glasgow Meat Packing Plant before becoming a custodian at the Glasgow High School. After he retired from the Glasgow school system, he started working as a hired hand on Herb Sand’s farm. Farming was his passion, and he enjoyed going to work every day.
Terry loved many things, but most of all, he loved his family. Terry was a devoted husband and father, and he was always willing to talk or lend an ear when it was needed most. He always made time for them and tried to help any way he could. Terry enjoyed fishing, working on his 1962 GMC pickup, and spending time with his wife watching Matlock and Walker Texas Ranger.
Terry passed away from an apparent heart attack while driving home on December 25th, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Denise Fuhrmann (Birkoski), his 5 children; Larry, Duane, Tammi, Bonnie, and Terry Jr; his twin brother Larry, his brother Archie, and their sister Lorraine, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Kon & Lillie; and 3 brothers, Konrad, William & Verlin.
Funeral Services for Terry will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow with burial in Highland Cemetery to follow.
Terry Delbert Fuhrmann was a very kind man, and will be missed greatly by his family and friends.
Wednesday, December 28th 2016
Jackie Ann Allen
Jackie Ann Allen, 37, passed away suddenly on December 13, 2016 at the Billings Hospital, to be with our Lord and Savior. She left behind her husband, Mark Allen, and two children, Soffie Ann, age 7 and Nathan Allen, age 12.
Jackie was born August 26, 1979, she currently lived in Brockway, MT., leaving behind numerous family members and friends who will always remember her loving kindness and her ways of always making you smile.
A memorial service will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 1p.m. with Pastor Eddie Smith officiating.
Friday, December 23rd 2016
Evelyn Elizabeth Anderson
Evelyn Elizabeth Anderson, 87, of Glasgow, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on December 22, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Home.

Family will receive friends Monday, December 26, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, with Bonnie Novak officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Burial will take place in the Highland Cemetery with Bell Mortuary in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Evelyn was born in Plentywood, Montana on May 26, 1929, to Clarence Oliver and Louise Christine (Sorensen) Nayes and was raised in Froid, MT with her four sisters: Lucille, Carol, Ruth, and Betty. Being the middle of five girls, she was taught how to snare gophers and herd cows since there were no boys in the family. Her nickname Johnnie stuck with her quite a few years. Evelyn graduated from Froid High School.

In March 1947, Evelyn married Morris Ellwood Anderson of Homestead, Montana. They had six children, Morris Jr., Karen, Carolyn Jo, Rene’, Victor, and John Dennis. They lived in Homestead and Opheim before settling in Glasgow in 1958.

Evelyn worked at the Montana Bar during the Air Base years, and later was a checker at Gordon’s Foods. Working and raising 5 kids, she found time for gardening and canning. She enjoyed raising angora rabbits, chickens, cows and sheep.

Evelyn was an avid knitter in her earlier years when she made many Canadian sweaters for family and friends and also sold them at times. She made porcelain dolls in her kiln, and sewed clothes for them. For many years you could find her handiwork entered in the fair whether it be afghans, quilts, ceramics, or baby sweaters.

Morris and Evelyn always enjoyed playing cards and visiting with Roy and Mary Ann Ellsworth, and Evelyn and Mary Ann remained best friends after their husbands’ passing.

Evelyn was a member of the First Lutheran Church and before her eyesight failed, particularly enjoyed quilting with the ladies on Wednesdays. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Family was very important to Evelyn and she loved spending time with grandkids and great grandkids. She had a great sense of humor and could tell good stories. ?

Evelyn is survived by children Morris "Butch" Anderson Jr. of Harrison, Karen (Lorrie) Sampson of Glasgow, Carolyn “Jo” (Chuck) VanPatten of Harrison, Rene (Curt) Clampitt of Glasgow, and Victor (Carmen) Anderson of Tacoma, Wash.; grandchildren Luke Anderson, Val (Chris) Anderson-Coates, Cody Anderson, Angie (Bob) Peterson, Brandi (John) Knierim, Jay (Jenni) McAllister, Stacey (Karl) Reddies, Desiree Johnson, Chad (Lauren) Clampitt, Bret Clampitt, Amelia (Jason) Schimetz, Levi (Cara) Clampitt; 21 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Morris Anderson on December 26, 2010. Her sisters, Betty, Ruth, and Lucille; infant son, John Dennis; and son-in-law, Leroy McAllister.
Monday, December 19th 2016
Joan Ellen Beede
Joan Ellen Beede was born February 25, 1950 to Curtis and LaVerne Beede in Glasgow, Montana. She was the oldest of twins.

Joan grew up in Glasgow with her three brothers and three sisters and attended St. Raphael’s Parochial School and Glasgow High School. While in high school, she worked at the Fashionette. She also worked at Beede’s Mens Wear for a number of years and Rhonda's. She enjoyed the retail business and helping people. She also went on an international adventure with her mother and friends visiting various places in Europe.

In 1973, she married Don Johnson and had two daughters, Leslie and Lisa. Her daughters were her main focus and a great source of joy. During this time, she started her long and brave fight with Multiple Sclerosis. She traveled to doctors and tried new medicine to keep the symptoms at bay, so she could enjoy more time with her family. While her girls were young, they spent a few years in Washington State, where she enjoyed the Tulip farms. They returned to Glasgow, Montana where Joan did daycare for family members, she enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. Slowly, the Multiple Sclerosis took its toll, and in 1998 she moved to Valley View Home, where she resided until May of 2016, when she moved to Billings Health and Rehabilitation to be closer to her daughters and their families. She very much enjoyed visits with her granddaughters.

Throughout her entire lifetime, Joan enjoyed music. She had many happy memories of listening to the golden oldies with her sister Jean. She also loved Christmas time and instilled in her daughters the love of holiday traditions, with a deep focus on family. Her love of the holiday never focused on the gifts, only on the true reason for Christmas.

She is survived by three brothers: Bill (Cathy) Beede, Mick Beede, C.T. (Aynsley) Beede; three sisters: Jeanne (Ken) Molvig, Janet Beede, and Mary (Darrell) Morehouse; two daughters; Leslie (Craig) Vihinen and Lisa (Cyrus) Crabtree and three granddaughters; Cyann Crabtree, Erynn Vihinen, and Avery Vihinen, and many nieces and nephews.

Joan is preceded in death by her parents, Curtis and LaVerne Beede, and sister-in-law Connie Beede.

A Rosary will be held Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at 6:00 PM at St. Raphael’s Parish. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Raphael’s Parish. Burial will follow services at Highland Cemetery with a luncheon to follow back at the Parish Hall. All taking place in Glasgow, Montana. Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.
Sunday, December 18th 2016
Richard F. Rohde
Richard F. Rohde passed away on December 14th, his 89th birthday.

The obituary from the family:

Dad always said he lived in the best era of history. Richard (Dick) Rohde was born in the winter of 1927 in Glasgow, Montana to Frank and Mabel Rohde. That was the time of the Model T, and in time, dad would watch it change from the first of the gas-powered tractors to computerized GPS in air-conditioned cabs; threshing machines would evolve into diesel powered combines; airplane travel across the country would lead to flights to the moon and beyond. He sure enjoyed watching all the changes, especially the change in farming.

Dad's ties to farming remained strong throughout his life. His life started and ended in Glasgow, with detours at age eight to Big Fork, where he graduated from high school, then on to Bozeman, where he received a degree in agriculture from Montana State College, as it was called in 1950.

When he did his student teaching, amazingly, it was in Glasgow. After graduation, his first teaching job was in Bainville, where he met and married Agetha (Aggie) Harmon in 1951. They farmed and ranched for Aggie's dad, Bill Harmon, for 5 years.

In 1956, they ended up back in Glasgow, where they farmed, ranched and raised 5 children: Colleen (Larry Pankratz - Opheim), Glenn (Lori - Glasgow), Alan (Nancy - Absarokee), Nola (Jeff Howell - Billings) and Echo (Billings).

During his 60 years in Glasgow, Dad was partners with Leonard Langen, and as Langen Rohde Livestock, they ranched in Valley County with a spread of 63 sections, 800 cattle, and 3200 sheep for 12 years.

Then, in 1978, Dick and Aggie changed to operating Rohde Seed House for the next 22 years, cleaning and treating grains for the farmers. Dad finally "retired' and then he continued his love for agriculture with spraying for weeds in Glasgow, Wolf Point and Fort Peck at cemeteries, ball fields, parks and lagoons. Dad pursued a new passion, and started restoring antique tractors. Dad would find them abandoned or at farm auctions and he would get them running again. Then he and Mom would power wash and paint them. They were sold across the northern states all the way to the east coast and Canada.

This past June, Dick and Aggie celebrated 65 years of marriage. Aggie is currently a resident in the Alzheimer's Sunshine Unit at the nursing home in Glasgow. This winter, Dad finally stopped farming, and on December 14th, his 89th birthday, he traveled on to Heaven. He lived long enough to see his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and share his many life stories with them. Dick Rohde will be missed, but his legacy of hard work and love of family lives on through all of us.

His memorial service will be in Glasgow on June 9, 2017.

Monday, December 12th 2016
Borghild "Borgie" Marie Skyberg
Borghild “Borgie” Marie Skyberg, age 89, of Fort Peck, MT passed away Friday, December 9th 2016 at her son’s home in Greenville, SC.

Borgie, the first daughter of Andrew and Mabel Hove, was born on June 19th, 1927 in Glendive, MT. She was raised on the family homestead East of Vida, MT and graduated from Wolf Point High School. After graduation she attended the Holy Rosary Hospital School of Nursing where she received her Nursing degree. She worked in Thief River Falls, MN, Wolf Point, MT and then at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (FMDH) in Glasgow, MT. While working at the hospital in Wolf Point she met and married Melvin T. Skyberg on October 7th, 1956. In the early 1960’s they purchased a farm and ranch north of Fort Peck, MT on the Missouri river where they raised 4 boys, many head of cattle, bushels of grain and bales of hay. She retired from FMDH in 2001 but continued to work as a Home Health Nurse until Parkinson’s caused her to leave her 53 year Nursing career.

Borgie enjoyed gardening, canning in the fall, sewing, quitting, and dabbled in raising registered Herefords; in her later years she enjoyed sitting at her dining room table watching the wildlife along the Missouri river. She was a true Norwegian making lefse and lutefisk during the holidays. She enjoyed family gatherings “talking story”; loved having family and friends near. Borgie was very active in the Fort Peck Lutheran church and after her husband Melvin passed in 1991, Borgie completed ‘the Gifts Program’ becoming a Lay Pastoral Associate. She also enjoyed traveling and wasn’t afraid to jump in the car to visit her son in Las Vegas or Tucson, where he was stationed in the U.S. Air Force, her sister, Olga, in Seattle or where ever she had the desire to go. When she finally had to stop driving, her last vehicle had over 300,000 miles on it, and never stopped letting the family know she still wanted to be behind the wheel. When she moved to South Carolina to live with her son James she was proud to tell anyone who asked how wonderful Montana and living on a working ranch was.

Borgie is survived by her four sons; Steve Skyberg of Columbia Heights, MT, Richard (Sharon) Skyberg of Havre, MT, James (Carol) Skyberg of Greenville, SC and Paul (Bobbi) Skyberg of Fort Peck, MT; Sister-in-law Kathleen Hove of Circle, MT; Brother-in-law Buster (Dorothy) Skyberg of Fort Peck; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Mabel Hove; husband, Melvin; brothers, Archie Hove, Stanley Hove, and Lawrence Hove; and sister, Olga (Hove) Monroe.

A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, MT at 11:00 AM with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. A luncheon will follow services also at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with burial taking place in Fort Peck Cemetery following the luncheon. Condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com and Bell Mortuary is assisting with arrangements.

Friday, December 9th 2016
Linda Lou Olson
Linda Lou Olson was born in Glasgow on April 12, 1947 as the youngest of 4 children born to James and Olive (Hopstad) Mullen. They lived on the family farm until 1956 when they moved into Glasgow. In her younger years if you saw Linda, you also saw Susie and Maryann at her side causing trouble. They were cousins first and sisters second.
Linda met and married Darrel Synan in Glasgow. Through this marriage they were blessed with three children Terry, Wayne, and Charlene. After 17 years and many memories Linda and Darrel went their separate ways.
Linda was skilled in many trades. She enjoyed working many years at the Glasgow stockyards alongside her mom Olive, she made many lifetime friends while working there. In 1982 she moved to Hinsdale with her kids and continued her CNA career at the hospital.
On September 29, 1984 Linda married Robert Olson and started their incredible 32 year journey together. Throughout their marriage they grew their family by three more children Sheena, Ashley, and Taylor. After getting married they had the Rainbow Room in Hinsdale from August of 1988 through November of 2005. Linda loved her daily pool games, the coffee and cribbage crew, dart leagues, and all the other get-togethers that took place. She truly loved her life at the Rainbow.
Linda enjoyed an array of hobbies. She would stay up late with her cousins, playing cards and putting puzzles together. She enjoyed playing on her bowling leagues and enjoyed a night out on the town jitter bugging and dancing the night away. She really enjoyed following her kids and grandkids to their sporting events and cheering them on, even though she was a nervous wreck. She loved her pets very much, they have especially been very comforting in the last few years of her life.
Linda's greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren. Grandma was well known for always having gum and her jug of RC. She was such a proud mom and always put her kids first, but being a grandma was even more of a blessing.
Linda is preceded in death by her parents Jim and Olive, her sister Colleen, her brother Charles, and her dear cousin Maryann.
Linda is survived by her husband Bob of Hinsdale, her children Terry Synan (Denise) of Glasgow, Wayne Synan (Jaye) of Evanston, WY, Charlene Boland (Matt) of Glasgow, Sheena Hubbard (Kent) of Hinsdale, Ashley Olson (Mike) of Hinsdale, and Taylor Olson of Hinsdale. Her 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Cousins Susie Henderson and Karen Hanvold of Glasgow, and Vonnie Cole of Texas.
Funeral services will take place on December 12, 2016 at 11:00am at the Hinsdale Legion Hall. Cremation has taken place and burial will happen at a later date.
Linda was the best wife, mom, grandma, and friend. She is terribly missed and will never be forgotten. We love you!
Monday, December 5th 2016
James Casper (Jim) Holter
Jim Holter, age 70, passed away December 2, 2016, after a short battle with cancer.
Services will be held at the Assembly of God Church Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11a.m.
James Casper (Jim to most, Jimmy to only a chosen few) was born October 16, 1946, in Billings, MT to Cap and Idell Holter.
The young family moved back to Glasgow when Jim was still a baby, where he was joined by sister Sylvia, brother Curt, then sister Joyce.
Jim attended Glasgow schools, actively involved in FFA, 4-H, Key Club and Wrestling. After the family moved to the farm in 1957, Jim’s days were spent milking, feeding the animals, cutting hay, picking rock out of the fields and burning the midnight oil doing his school work.
He enjoyed riding horses, rock cutting and polishing and wood lathing.
Wrestling became a great passion of his, so he had to fit that activity in with all his chore duties.
Jim attended Concordia College, then enlisted in the Marines and was stationed at San Diego, California, and Okinawa, Japan.
He married his first wife, Joyce Granley from Bainville and they had two children, daughter Kirsten followed by son Dion. He and Joyce were divorced and he later met and married Sandra Halverson, together they raised Shaw Halverson.
Jim enjoyed teaching for several years.
Jim has remained active in all the wrestling programs as fan, assistant to coaches and coaching AAU wrestling. He also enjoyed his bowling team and missed being involved with that this season.
Mission trips to Mexico were highlights in his Christian life. Jim loved music and used his talents to man the sound board for the church worship team.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Cap and Idell Holter and his second wife Sandra.
He is survived by his children Dion (Kelley) and grandchildren Sydney, Isaac, Macey and Remi Holter of Greenville, Tennessee; Kirsten (Jake) and granddaughter Paige Hatzenbiler and a great grandson, Rylan of Belle Fouche, South Dakota; Sisters Sylvia Little, Joyce (Dan) Miller and brother Curt (Becky) Holter, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim has been laid to rest in the family cemetery on the farm.
Friday, November 25th 2016
Gary Wayne Klind
Gary Wayne Klind, 71, died on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 in Billings, MT.
Gary Wayne Klind was born on June 23rd, 1945 to Wiano and Eleanor Klind in Malta, MT. Gary was the second of three children.
Gary was a lifelong resident of Hinsdale, MT. He was raised on a ranch south of Hinsdale. He graduated in 1963 from Hinsdale High School. After Graduation, Gary attended Northern Montanan College in Havre. In 1965 Gary took over the farm and ranch south of Hinsdale. In 1967 Gary married Gloria Faraasen. Gary and Gloria had two sons, Gary Scott who was born in 1969 and Macy Lee in 1971.
In his early years when Gary was not busy on the ranch he enjoyed spending time with his family water skiing, fishing, and barbequing at the Milk River. Gary was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball, and snowmobiling. Gary enjoyed the time he spent refereeing basketball and umping baseball. He was also a substitute teacher in the Ag department at the Hinsdale school. He as an honorary lifetime member of the FFA. Gary was also active in the Kyle Lodge #96 for many years. He served on the Nemont Telephone board for thirty plus years. He spent many hours volunteering in the Hinsdale community. He was a member of the Milk River Cowboy Association, as well as the Hinsdale roping club.
Gary was very proud of his boys Scott and Macy. During their high school years he spent many hours on the road following Raider Basketball and High School Rodeo.
In 2000 Gary retired from the farming and ranching business. He then enjoyed carpentry and following his grandkids.
One of Gary’s biggest highlights was when his sister Debbie came to visit. Together they enjoyed traveling the State of Montana and catching up with friends and family near and far. Gary spent one winter in Virginia with Debbie. That winter was one of his fondest memories and spoke of it often.
Gary was blessed with a true friend in David, Dodad, Hillman. In their younger years, they reffed, hunted and fished together. When their kids got old enough to play sports they gave up their whistles and stated cheering from the bleachers. Dodad was a loyal friend to the very end.
When Gary’s health started to fail he really enjoyed getting on Facebook to follow and catch up with family and friends. One of Gary’s biggest highlights was when friends stopped by the ranch to have a cup or two of coffee and visit.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Margaret Carl. Survivors include sons Gary Scott Klind of Worden, MT and Macy (Toby) Klind of Glasgow, MT. Grandchildren Cassidy (Cody) Stensland, Kylee Klind, Caitlyn Moran, Randi Klind, Trevor Klind and Huxley Klind. One sister, Debra Owen of Virginia and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 1p.m. in Hinsdale at the Legion Hall.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Hinsdale Fire Department or the Hinsdale Ambulance.
Wednesday, November 16th 2016
LeRoy Donald Johnson
LeRoy Donald Johnson, age 87, passed away on November 16th, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana.

LeRoy was born in Cartwright, North Dakota on May 21st, 1929 and was raised in Froid, Montana. He was the son of Emil and Hilma (Erickson) Johnson. He started working for the Railroad in 1947 and retired in 1991. LeRoy was a proud Marine having served from 1949-1952.

LeRoy married Rose (Nelson) Johnson in 1965 and enjoyed 51 years of marriage. From this union three daughters were born Joey, Pam and LeAnne.

LeRoy is survived by his loving wife, Rose; daughters Joey (George) Eastman, Pam Johnson and LeAnne (Hank) Donovan; Sister-in-law Verna Johnson; his buddy Bimbo; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews including Korene (Andy) Anderson and Dale, Dean and Dallas Johnson.

LeRoy was preceded in death by grandson T.J. Miller; two brothers Gilman and Nonie Johnson; and sister Hazel Peters.

Services will be held Friday, November 18th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana with full military honors. A reception will be held afterward at Pam Johnson’s home at 507 10th St. North in Glasgow, Montana.
Tuesday, November 15th 2016
Leo F. Barthelmess Sr.
MALTA-Leo F Barthelmess Sr. (88) surrounded by family and friends peacefully passed away on November 14, 2016.

The family will receive friends at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 16, at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday November 17 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. In-Lew of flowers, memorials can be made to the Hi Line Retirement Center in Malta MT.

Leo was born May 3, 1928 in Miles City MT to Casey and Anna (Oby) Barthelmess. He grew up on the family ranch at Olive MT with 4 Brothers and 1 Sister, Richard, Bob Casey (Ward) Rosemary and Randall. He Graduated from Custer County High School in 1946. Leo married Mary Emily Robinson on October 16, 1954 out of the marriage came 4 children born Leo (1955) Chris (1957), Emily (1974) and Marian (1977). Leo, Mary Emily and the boys moved to a ranch near Fort Peck Montana in the spring of 1960 where they lived until they moved and settled to the Content Community in South Phillips County Montana in 1964. Leo with his family by his side weathered all the ups and downs of agriculture for 52 years. Leo and Mary Emily moved to Malta in 2011 where he continued to make positive contributions to the management of the ranch until his passing.

He is survived by his wife Mary Emily, Leo & Darla (Ereaux) Barthelmess, Chris Barthelmess, Emily & Scott Arthun and Marian Barthelmess. His grandchildren are Anna & Cliff Merriman, their children Courtney and Beau, Eric Barthelmess and Scot & Rachel (Nash) Barthelmess and their children Tade and Toby. He is also survived by his older brother Ward Barthelmess, Rosemary (George) Zettler and Doctor Randall (Judy) Barthelmess. Survived by close family and friend, Scott (Lisa) Bjornson and Walter “Chip” Gibbs and numerous nieces and nephews.
Monday, November 14th 2016
Casper O. (Cap) Holter
Casper O. (Cap) Holter at age 97, passed away, in the comfort of the Lord surrounded by family, November 9, 2016.
Casper O. Holter was born April 3, 1919 to John and Karen Holter. Cap’s father and mother came from Norway and homesteaded in 1908. Cap bought the land from his dad and continued to farm it himself until he began leasing the farm land, lending an active hand as he could, to whoever was putting the crop in and harvesting.
Cap attended country schools in the Cherry Creek area, walking several miles and riding in a buggy. He was disappointed that he didn’t go through all the grades, but had to go to work after the eighth grade, like many depression era young men had to. As a young man, during the building of Fort Peck Dam, he was hired and worked until someone discovered the young men were too young to be working there, so, they were assigned to the CCC’s, the Civilian Conservation Corps. They were sent to western Montana to work on roads and learn trades. This prepared them for enlistment in the Military. Cap told stories of traveling with other CCC members from the area, it was always an adventure!
In 1940 Cap enlisted in the Army Montana National Guard 163rd Infantry, serving as T-SGT Instructor, New Guinea/Papuan Campaign. Motor Vehicle Maintenance, earning a Distinguished Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal.
In 1945, he returned to the states to Fort Benning, Georgia where, at a USO club dance, standing in the line waiting to be paired up with dance partners, he traded places with a tall guy because he had spotted the tiniest little thing next in line, and he wanted that one. He and Idell Wood from West Point, Georgia were married there June 17, 1945.
They returned to Billings, Montana where Cap worked for Archie Cochran Ford and son Jim was born. Cap’s dad was getting older and needed help on the farm, so they moved back to Glasgow, and Cap began a long career as an autobody repair man at Hanson Merson Motors.
Three more children were born, Sylvia in 1949, Curtis in 1952, and Joyce in 1958. Growing up during the depression years formed much of Cap’s personality. Working hard was second nature, making do and being thankful for what you have was expected, and enjoying yourself when the work was done, was your reward.
Cap never forgot not having things to use or work with during those lean years, so he learned to take what he had and turn it into what was needed, either by fixing it or manufacturing it. The process came in handy when he was in New Guinea and Australia in the war. He made a welder and a washing machine among many other innovations, which proved useful to the cause.
“The Farm” was where many enlisted men who were stationed at Glasgow Air Force Base, could spend their time off, Cap would come home from working at the Body Shop and help fix a car to get them back to the base on time. He let the guys heading overseas, store their car till they returned. Even if they didn’t come back to get it, he wouldn’t get rid of it.
Cap tells that at a very young age, maybe 6 or so, he heard a woman who was cooking for a threshing crew, playing an accordion and she asked him if he wanted to try it. He played well enough that she told his mother, she better get that boy an accordion. Throughout 90 years Cap has been entertaining folks with his music!
Cap was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Idell, his sisters Bertha Vukasin and Elsie Kessler and brother Art Holter.
Cap is survived by his youngest sister Inga Shay, numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, by his children Jim, Sylvia, Curt (Becky), Joyce (Dan) and extended family and friends.
Cap has been laid to rest in the family cemetery on the farm. VFW Post 3107 provided military rites.
Services will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 2p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow.
Thursday, November 10th 2016
Connie Mae Whitten
Connie Mae Whitten passed away peacefully in her home with her loving family beside her on November 9th, 2016. Connie was diagnosed in 2009 with Pancreatic Cancer. Connie was in remission for six years. In 2015 Connie was told her cancer was back and had spread. Connie knew she had limited time so she spent her days with her family loving them and making memories.

Connie was born on June 27, 1958 to Walter and Darlene Murch. Connie attended School in Nashua, Montana until she graduated in 1976. Connie married her one true love Elmer Whitten better known as Red on March 29, 1986. This is when they started the dance of their lives. They raised four amazing children; Michael, April, Krystal and James Andrew (Andy). Connie loved every minute of her life with Red and their kids. Then came the grandkids. They were blessed with seven perfect angels; Ashtyn, Blaine, Cade, Davyn, Keigan, Kambryn and Mason. Grandma Connie spent many hours watching school programs, sporting events and loving and cherishing every moment with them. Connie would light up whenever talking about her kids and grandkids.

Connie was a giving, caring, loving person. She would always tell her sisters “Our kids have three moms- we all love them and we will always be there for them”. Connie was a loving sister and always took care of all of them. Starting with beating up any boys that ever picked on her brother Dave, to putting up with her two baby sisters always getting into her things and telling all her secrets.

Connie lived the dance of life right up to her final day. Connie left us with memories of love, laughter and smiles.

Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Red Whitten.

Survivors include her parents, Walt and Darlene Much of Nashua; son Michael (Erin) Myrick and their four kids, Ashtyn, Blaine, Cade and Davyn Myrick of Glasgow, daughter April (Jesse) Block and their two kids, Keigan Skolrud and Kambryn Block of Nashua, daughter Krystal (Bryan) Cahill and their son, Mason of Killeen, Texas and son James Andrew Whitten of Billings; brother, Dave Murch of Billings; sisters, Lori Kolstad of Glasgow and Peggy Lauckner of Nashua; numerous nieces and nephews, whom she loved as her own.

Connie will be missed by all and loved forever. We will look to the stars at night and know that she is there smiling down at us sending us love until we see her again.

Services will be held on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. A luncheon will follow services at Sunnyside Country Club. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Monday, November 7th 2016
Ralph Henry Fauth
World War II Vet Ralph Henry Fauth was born April 13, 1926 to Jacob and Christina (Fuhrman Walker) Fauth. After a lengthy illness Ralph went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on November 5, 2016.

Ralph was the tenth child of seventeen children. His parents home-steaded in the Baylor Community and he was born at the family farm.

Ralph attended school at the South and North Fuhrman School. He was his Dad’s shepherd during part of his grade school years and summers when in high school. He attended high school in Glasgow. While in High School he set pins at the Dunn’s Bowling Alley after school. He graduated in 1944. He was drafted into the Army right after High School and served in the Pacific Theater in World War II including Hawaii and the Philippines. His duties included motor pool and combat duty, and he was responsible for twenty-five to thirty-five POWs. Ralph was on a boat to Japan, intended to make a beachhead landing, when the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ralph’s boat was rerouted back to the Philippians to clean up the military base and then he returned home, to the United States.

Ralph spent some time in Minneapolis recovering from his time in the military. After that he farmed with his Dad and purchased a farm and in 1956 he married Carolyn Schmidt of Lustre. They were married in Minneapolis and honeymooned there. They settled on his farm in the Baylor community. Daughter Joleen was born. Ralph also helped build Glasgow Army Base. Ralph and his wife Carolyn helped care for Carolyn’s mother for two years in the Lustre Community. The family moved back to the Baylor Community. Several years later they rented a farm at Lustre, where they farmed for 40 years.

Ralph accepted the Lord at a special revival meeting in Glasgow after returning home from the army. He was later baptized upon his confession of faith.

The Fauths attended the Assembly of God Church in Opheim where Ralph served as board member. Later, the church in Opheim closed and the Fauths attended the MB Church in Larslan, where Ralph served as usher. After moving back to Lustre, the Fauths attended the EMB Church, where Ralph served on the trustee board and was church treasurer for a number of terms. Ralph and Carolyn also served as greeters at the EMB Church in Lustre. Ralph and Carolyn served on the food committee and did the advertising for the annual Schmeckfest at Lustre Christian High. Ralph loved missions, focusing on Menno and Barb Kroeker, who were missionaries in Brazil, supporting them from the time they went to Brazil, until they retired.

Ralph and Carolyn retired from farming when Ralph turned eighty. They purchased a house and moved to Glasgow. While in Glasgow, Ralph and his wife Carolyn attended the First Baptist Church where Ralph’s grandparents had attended.

Ralph enjoyed family and friends stopping by and going to McDonalds. He also enjoyed going to their farm in the Baylor Community, visiting their daughter Joleen and grandchildren, Chad and Jennifer in Washington. Ralph and Carolyn also traveled to other parts of the United States visiting family and friends.

Ralph was an avid toy tractor collector and had a special place in his heart and shelves for Case and Case-International tractors.

The last years Ralph and Carolyn stayed near their home in Glasgow as Ralph’s health began to fail. Ralph always enjoyed family and friends stopping by their home in Glasgow for a visit.
Present at his home going were his wife, Carolyn and daughter, Joleen.

Ralph leaves to mourn his departure: wife, Carolyn, and daughter, Joleen; grandson Chad and his wife Sarah; granddaughter Jennifer and her husband, Harold; Chad’s children, twins, Maci and Mason, and Jennifer’s children, Noubide and Yemi, as well as Ralph’s brothers Mark and his wife Pat, Bobby Dale and his wife Susan, sister Linda, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Ralph in death were his still born daughter Peggy; his parents, Jacob and Christina; brothers, Albert Walker, Gilbert, Art, and Delbert Fauth; and sisters, Martha (Walker) Hullinger, Lilly (Walker) Fuhrman, Edna (Walker) Larson, Violet (Fauth) Cornwell, Ellen (Fauth) Paris, Anna Jean Fauth, Wilma Fauth, and Lanora Walker. Ralph left us November 5, 2016, to meet his Lord and Savior, yet we know we will see him again in Glory.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 6-8 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, with a time of remembrance starting at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on November 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Glasgow; burial will be at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow and a reception will follow, at the First Baptist Church in Glasgow. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Monday, November 7th 2016
James Edward "Jim" Liebelt
James Edward “Jim” Liebelt passed away unexpectedly at St Vincent’s Hospital, in Billings, MT on October 24th, 2016 surrounded by family and friends.

Jim was born in Kalispell, MT on December 8th, 1938 to Bernhardt and Amanda Liebelt. He graduated from Great Falls High School in 1956 and attended Concordia College in Morehead, MN while earning a BS in Chemistry.

While working at the Anaconda Smelter in Great Falls, he met Jeanne Van Tighem and they were later married on April 24th, 1965. They moved to Bozeman, where he attended MSU, earning a MS in Zoology and a PHD in Zoology in 1970. During that time, they were blessed with three children; Michael Paul, Gregory James and Kirstin Marie.

In December 1970, the family moved to Ft Peck where Jim accepted a job, with then, Mt Fish-and-Game, to manage commercial fishing on Ft Peck Lake. He later became the Information and Education Officer for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, in Glasgow. In his last six years with the Department, he returned to Fort Peck to serve as the project leader for the Lower Missouri & Yellowstone River pallid sturgeon study, retiring in 2000.

Jim loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping. Especially, fly fishing in the mountain streams and rivers of Montana, fishing on Fort Peck Lake, bird hunting for grouse, pheasant and waterfowl and big game hunting for deer, antelope, elk and his big horn sheep. He loved sports and was an ardent supporter of his children and grandchildren sporting activities. He enjoyed playing racquetball, bowling and working cross word puzzles and watching Turner Classic, Western Movies and listening to classical music.

Jim was a member of Ducks Unlimited, serving as Area Chairman, for several years; Trouts Unlimited, founder of the Fort Peck Chapter of Northerns Unlimited, MT Wildlife Federation, Public Land/Water Access Association and past member of the Glasgow Elks Lodge and served on the Ft Peck Elementary school board.

He is survived by his wife Jeanne of 51 years; son Gregory (Shannon); grandchildren Karissa and Kendal of Ft Peck; Sister-in-law Norita Stewart, Tacoma, WA; nephew Stephen (Helen) Liebelt, Palo Alto CA; niece Cindy (Yuki) Naka, Mandeville, LA; Daughter-in-law Julie Liebelt, Houston, TX.

He was preceded in death by both his parents, brother Paul, daughter Kirstin and son Michael.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 12th at St Raphael’s Catholic Church, in Glasgow, at 1:00pm. A reception will follow at the Parish Center with burial at the Ft Peck Cemetery.

In-lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Camp Francis Children’s Bereavement Program or Darcy’s Hope Bereavement Retreat (13-18 year old’s), c/o Benefis Health Care System, Box 7008, Great Falls, MT. 59406-7008, or the Valley Community Food Bank, Box 63, Glasgow, MT 59230.
Monday, October 31st 2016
Wayne Failing
Wayne Failing was born on October 4th, 1933 to Wilma (Hardy) and Quentin Failing in Ellis, Oklahoma. He was raised in Colorado and came north to Montana in 1955 at the age of 17 during the oil boom. He was introduced to the love of his life, Mavis “Mickey” Buckles by her father, Walter in the fall of 1954 and married her in Poplar, MT on February 9th, 1955.
To this union six children were born. Mervin Failing, Marvin (Jeanette) Failing, Carl Failing, Rose Marie (Denver) Atkinson, Allison (Max) Failing and Jerry Failing.
During his life he worked many jobs. He drove truck as a young boy hauling melons, some oil work, cooking in a café, mechanic running his own business, Moe Chevrolet, road construction, transportation supervisor for the Poplar school district, as well as wheat farming with his sons and nephews. He took great pride in his ability to maintain the cruisers on site. Dad was a genius when it came to fixing things. He would go to bed thinking something over and by morning a plan was in place. There wasn’t a thing that dad couldn’t fix. He took great pleasure in his work and didn’t quit until it was done right.
He was nick named “Wayne Works All the Time” by his son-in-law Denver. It was so truly accurate. Dad rarely took the time to stop and rest. He was forever working on a project for someone else. Wayne was referred to by many other names such as Uncle Wayne, Grandpa Wayne, papa, dad and bus driver. He loved all of his titles and lived up to every one of them.
Dad was a quiet, gentle soul. He rarely raised his voice, but if ever he did, the whole world would have to stop and listen. He was forever whistling or humming a tune. People would often ask what the name of the song was. No one ever knew, including him. His smile was as big as his heart. He always thought of others first and gave endlessly, never thinking of himself first. Wayne would make sure that everyone had food on their plate and clothes on their back before he ever thought of needing a thing for himself. He enjoyed his sweet treats, the kids coming by to say hi, his dogs, going for a drive to get some ice cream and sitting in a chair by mom holding her hand.
Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease robbing one’s mind piece by piece for years. Dad was a victim of this horrible disease. He knew it was happening and did all that he could before it got too bad. He traveled in his motorhome with mom and visiting places he longed to see. Several years into his progression of the disease, he lost the love of his life. Dad never ceased looking and longing for his lifelong companion. He spent the last two years of his life in the Faith Lutheran Home special care unit in Wolf Point. He continued along the path of destruction that Alzheimer’s does to one and passed away on October 27th, 2016.
Wayne is survived by his children, Marvin, Carl, Rose, Allison and Jerry; grandchildren Michael, Martha, Marlene, Brandon, Chad, Isaac, Quentin, Denver Jr, Paul Wayne, Wyatt, Klane, Phoenix, Joshua, Jared, Jade and Jessica; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mickey; son, Mervin; parents, Wilma and Quentin; siblings, Roland, Gene, Quentin Jr, Ruth and Wilmeta and a special nephew, Raymond Lanchbury.
A rosary will be recited on Wednesday November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar, MT. Burial will follow at Poplar City Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge in arrangements, condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Thursday, October 27th 2016
Arnold "Ike" Hellie
WHITEWATER- Arnold “Ike” Hellie, 95 passed away October 25, 2016 at the Phillips County Hospital of natural causes.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 31, 2016 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with sharing of stories at 6:00 P.M. at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral Service will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.
Monday, October 24th 2016
Erma Fay Brown
Erma Fay Brown, 92, passed away October 19, 2016 in Billings, Montana.
Erma was born in Glasgow, Montana, December 24, 1923, to Vernor and Marie (Bjontegaard) Hartley. She graduated from Hinsdale High School in May, 1942. On July 25, 1942, she married Harold M Brown in the First United Methodist Church, the Rev Bennet officiating.
Erma was active in the Methodist Church in Hinsdale and the Community Church of Ft. Peck. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She loved attending the kid’s sporting events and band concerts.
She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Zelda Garr, and Harlan Hartley and two sons, Sgt. Robert R Brown (KIA Vietnam) Dec 1, 1970 and Calvin F. Brown of Havre, Mt (April 8, 2008).
She is survived by her husband, Harold Brown of Billings; sons, Harold D. “Buck” and Bonnie of Billings; and Vernon of Fort Peck and one sister Mrs. Velma Reber of Helena, Mt. and 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating. Inurnment will take place at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, Montana, at 12:00PM. A reception and Celebration of Life will follow at the American Legion Post 45 in Hinsdale, where she was a proud member for 70 years and a Gold Star mother. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to this charitable organization. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.bellmortuarymontana.com
Monday, October 17th 2016
Mary Patricia Baker
Mary Patricia Baker, 84, of Billings, formerly of Glasgow, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14th, 2016 at The Springs at Grand Park in Billings, MT. Pat was born September 12th, 1932 on Sunnybrook Farm in the Garland community East of Powell, WY. She was the daughter of Percy and Beth Cubbage. Percy died before Pat was 5 years old. Beth later married Tesla Green and he adopted Pat.

Pat graduated from Powell High School in 1950 and continued her education at MSU in Bozeman, MT. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority and was active in many campus organizations. These four college years were the most defining years of her life. She made many lifelong friends while at MSU. She graduated in 1954 with a degree in Physical Education and Business Education. Pat then went to Glasgow in the fall of 1954 and began her teaching career at Glasgow High School. She met and married Bob Baker of Glasgow on June 10th, 1955. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Dirk and Bo. After the birth of her two sons, Pat was a stay-at-home mom until the boys started school. In 1969 she returned to full-time teaching until June of 1992 when she retired after 32 years in the classroom. In April of 1994 she was appointed Valley County Superintendent of Schools. In April of 1997 she resigned due to family illness. After Bob passed away, she moved to Billings in Oct. 2005 to be closer to her grandkids.

Pat was a member of P.E.O., First Congregational Church of Glasgow where she taught Sunday school for many years, Delta Kappa Gamma teachers honorary and served a term as president. She was also a member of Mountain Ash Homeowners Association and was the president for 1 year. Pat was active in Global Grannies, where she made many friends and got to see some of the world. She is also a very proud lifetime member of the MSU Alumni Association.

Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her sons and their families. Pat especially enjoyed spending time at the Pines cabin with the family. Her four grandchildren were the joy of her life. She always enjoyed seeing former students and reminiscing about Glasgow High School. She maintained contact with many of her students throughout the years. Pat touched many lives during her time at Glasgow High School and many of her students speak fondly of her. Past students may remember her strong reminder about not running in the halls or wearing a hat in school.

Pat is survived by her sons Dirk (Tammy) of Hillsboro, Oregon and Bo (Amy) of Billings. Her four grandchildren, Kelsey and Tanner Baker of Hillsboro and Brynlee and Bryan Baker of Billings. Sister, Joyce Pattison of Pavillion, WY. Her husband Richard and children Carrie, Matt and their families. Brother Ray Green and his wife Kay of Powell, WY. Their children Mark, LaRae, Kristie and their families. Special niece Sandra LaFond Zagzuela of Centralia, Washington and nephew Dennis LaFond of Eugene, Oregon. Constant companion, her dog Nigel.

Her parents, Tesla and Beth Green, Percy Cubbage, husband Bob Baker, mother-in-law Ella Vohs, special Aunt Eliza Basham, and her faithful companion Bonus preceded Pat in death.

Eternal gratitude is extended to all the staff and caregivers at The Springs at Grand Park where Pat had lived for the past 2 ½ years. She enjoyed her time there and made many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, Oct. 20th, 2016 at The First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery. A reception will be held after the burial at the Cottonwood Inn from 4-8 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Glasgow High School Trust fund or the charity of your choice in Pat’s name. Condolences may be posted at www.bellmortuarymontana.com.
Wednesday, October 12th 2016
Mabel Reddick Feldhusen
Mabel Reddick Feldhusen, age 79, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on October 10, 2016.

Mabel was the 6th child born to Harry and Florence (Wagner) Reddick in Opheim, Montana, on April 22, 1937. When she was 13 years old, the family moved to Glasgow.

In 1953, Mabel met Frank Feldhusen from Dallas, Texas when he was working on a surveying crew in Glasgow. They married on July 24, 1954 and shortly thereafter moved to Casper, Wyoming where they started their family. Frank started work as a draftsman and in 1958 they moved to Dallas, Texas where they had three more children. Frank became a Geologic Specialist for Atlantic Richfield and was transferred to Denver, Colorado in 1968, where they continued to raise their children; Mabel was a homemaker. In 1990, Frank retired and they came back to where it all began, and purchased a home at St. Marie. They were married 37 years when Frank passed away in 1991.

She is preceded in death by her husband Frank; her parents Harry and Florence Reddick;
brothers Robert, Roy, Jerry, John and sister Mary; sister-in-law Carol, one niece, and seven nephews including Alvie Hallock whom she loved as her own son, along with 'Nickel Bill Wade'.

Mabel leaves behind her four children--Julie Steward and her husband Joel of Longview,
Washington; Marie Parks and her husband J.C. of Littleton, Colorado; Richard Feldhusen
of Portland, Oregon and Karl Feldhusen of Denver, Colorado; four grandchildren, three
great grandchildren; her siblings Ed Reddick and Della Hallock of Glasgow, Donnie Reddick and his wife Lynda from Bozeman; sisters-in-law Nina Reddick of Nashua, and Eileen Reddick of Miles City; numerous nieces and nephews, her companion of over 20 years Jake Crounse of St. Marie, and her faithful four-legged companion Hermie.

Mabel loved her beer, enjoyed playing cards including Pitch and Poker, gambling in Deadwood, Irish Whiskey, her slot machine in 'Nickel Bills', and of course her family and friends that are too numerous to name here.

A viewing will be held from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 with family receiving friends at Bell Mortuary. Services will take place Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. A luncheon will follow services at the Glasgow VFW. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Monday, October 10th 2016
Elizabeth Anne Hansen
Elizabeth Anne Hansen, age 92, was a dear wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend who passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT.

Betty was born on October 11, 1923 in North Tonawanda, NY, near Niagara Falls, youngest of six children. She met her future husband, Magnus when she was 15 years old and they married soon after her 18th birthday on October 25, 1941. Magnus’ brother was married to Betty’s sister and they developed a friendship first and a loving relationship which lasted for more than 70 years before Magnus’ passing in 2012.

They moved to Oyster Bay, NY soon after their marriage and eventually to Bayville, NY where they built the house they lived in for over 50 years before moving to St. Marie, MT in 2002.

Betty loved her family and recounted stories of their accomplishments and achievements as well as carrying around her “Grandma’s Brag Booklet” of photos. Her first and most important job was as a wife and mother and she took her responsibilities to heart. She was the class mother for her daughters when they were little, a Girl Scout Leader, Garden Club participant and Senior Citizen Club officer when she resided in New York. She worked as a bookkeeper for 18 years at Gristedes Supermarkets in New York. She loved to sew and bake and made jelly from the fruit trees in her yard. While her movements in her later years were not as active as when younger, she was a devout Catholic and said her rosary daily.

She was preceded in death by her husband Magnus, her sisters Helen Waild, Ethel Maines, Marion Peabody, and brothers, Reginald Pineo, and Austin Pineo.

She is survived by her four daughters, Sandra Alexander, Diana Hansen, Linda (John) Fiorillo and Nilla Hansen; grandchildren John Watson, James (Lori) Watson, Kathryn (John) McCarthy, Richard Townsend, Brian (Cheryl) Townsend, David (Yo) Brown, and Steven (Daniela) Fiorillo; and great-granddaughters Brittany Watson, Sydney Watson and Brianna Townsend.

A visitation will be on Friday, October 14th, 2016 with family receiving friends from 4:00-6:00 PM. Services will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, Montana, with burial at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana following services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in her name. Donations should be sent to FMD Hospital Foundation, 621 3rd Street South, Glasgow, MT 59230.
Wednesday, October 5th 2016
Danny Ray Shumway
Danny Ray Shumway, 64, is home with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as of October 1st, 2016.

Danny is a kind and generous man always willing to lend a helping hand where needed. Danny has a great, original sense of humor, and is referred to by his family as their "human google" for his wide knowledge base of anything and everything. He has enjoyed every moment of his life, his time outside, his dog Faith, mowing and working in the yard, and his many times with family and friends, especially his two beautiful granddaughters.

Danny was born to Herman and Marlene Shumway in San Diego, CA, while his family was stationed there for the U.S. Marine Corp. He and his family later moved to Wolf Point, MT where Danny would grow up and meet the love of his life Linda (Sibley) Shumway. They were married in 1980 and had two children, Sanders and Sloane. Danny is a dedicated worker and spent over 3 decades working as a parts man at Fox Ford in Wolf Point with great knowledge and expertise.

Danny is survived by his wife Linda, son Sanders and wife Alicia, and granddaughters Liberty and Melody; daughter Sloane and husband Rod Glasoe, and children Mahaila, Mikel, Dalton, Zoe, and Toby; parents Herman and Marlene, and brothers John (Rhonda), Steve (Tonya), Bill, and sister Sheila (Joe) Woods, and many nieces and nephews.

We, his family, are writing this in present tense as we know Danny is alive, well, and having the time of his life now in his heavenly home. As Danny came to know Jesus he became a very loving, humble, tender, and Godly man that loved the Lord.

He is a great husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. We love you Danny, dad, grandpa Danno and are excited to see you again when we join you in heaven. Until next time...

There will not be a funeral at this time, but instead at a later date, a celebration of Danny's life on earth, and his moving to heaven. Danny believed in the scripture that states, "Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord." (2 Corinthians 5:8 NLT)

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Minot Youth for Christ at 318 5th Avenue NW, Minot, ND 58703.
Monday, October 3rd 2016
Craig Richard (Rick) Robbins
Craig Richard (Rick) Robbins, died September 30th, 2016 at his home in Glasgow, MT surrounded by friends and family. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer October 9th, 2014.

Rick was born October 8th, 1957 to Mavis (Keough) and Arnold Robbins of Nashua, MT. Rick attended Nashua school and completed high school in Glasgow.

In 1976 Rick married the love of his life, Carol Marks. He enjoyed yard work, woodworking, remodeling homes, and playing cards and shooting pool with his best friends Don Anderson, Dan Belleau and the mighty Thor (Keithe Thorson) and his family and many friends.

The greatest things in Rick’s life are his daughter, son-in-law and his granddaughters. His special connection with his granddaughters was what he called his gift of life.

Rick began his work career working with his father installing floor coverings. During the summers, Rick worked with Bill Riley, performing Glasgow school system general maintenance. Rick later worked for Joe Weber at Buttrey food store, where he gained high regards for Joe and became great friends.

Buttrey foods sent Rick through management school and promoted him to assistant manager of the Glasgow store. Rick then went to Blue Rock Beverage as a driver and subsequent manager. Rick was hired by Holiday Station Store as manager where he found his calling. Rick enjoyed the people, both customers and workers at Holiday.

Rick was always available to help people in need. Rick loved the lord, and he used his many skills to help with home problems, and he helped his coworkers. Rick’s work ethic was unparalleled. He worked after being diagnosed with cancer until shortly before his death.

Preceded in death by his father Arnold Robbins.

Survived by Carol, his wife of 40 years, his daughter Nicole Mix, son-in-law David Mix, granddaughters Jordan Mix, Ziva Mix, and Jordan Rennick, his mother, Mavis Robbins, brothers Buck & Debi Robbins, Merritt & Jamie Robbins, sisters Mickie & Craig Luse, Victoria & John Young, Linda, & Ron Bragg, mother-in-law Christina Marks, brothers-in-law Ernest Marks, Patrick Marks, William Marks, Christopher Marks, sisters-in-law Betsy Marks-Quaring, Connie Marks-Goodwin, and Cheryl Marks-Bruce.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Lonnie Eidson officiating. A reception will follow services also at the First Baptist Church. Private burial will take place at a later date.
Wednesday, September 21st 2016
Karen Darlene Newton (Horning)
Karen Darlene Newton (Horning) unexpectedly passed away on September 8th, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. Karen was born in Lewistown, Montana to Clarke and Darlene (Pospisil) Horning on May 8th, 1950. She was the oldest of four children. She grew up in Lewistown and graduated with honors from Fergus County High in 1968. Karen went on to get her Masters of Education at Eastern Montana College in Billings.
In 1972 Karen moved to Glasgow, Montana to start her career in Education. She soon caught the eye of local banker Tim Newton while dancing at the Elks Club and they were married on August 3rd, 1974. The couple built a house on the East side of town next to Tim’s parents. In 1980 they had their first child, Andy. Followed by their second, Dyan, in 1982. Karen taught one year of 5th grade and then moved to 4th grade for the next 28 ½ years in the Glasgow School System. Karen was known for bringing out the best in people. Many student still remember her as being their favorite teacher. She retired from teaching in 2001.
Karen was an avid sports fan. She would be at every one of Andy’s little league games or high school football games. She filled out a March Madness bracket every year and knew all about the up and coming players and teams. When her children both lived in Arizona, she became a Cardinals, Suns & Diamondbacks fan. She would try to attend a game whenever she would visit. And if she was at home she would text them when she was watching an AZ team from Montana so they could watch it together.
In 2012 Karen and Tim built a house and moved out to Fort Peck, Montana. Their “lighthouse” garage quickly became the place to gather. Karen loved to plan parties and impromptu get-togethers. She was always the first to welcome any new families to the neighborhood and introduce them into their tight-knit community. Their famous Kentucky Derby Party has become an annual tradition combining her love of sports and community. She kept a book of everyone’s birthday. She would send a card or gift and try to make you feel special on your day. She also enjoyed being a member of the Soroptimist, Book Club and several coffee groups. Dyan always teased her about being the busiest retired person she knew.
Karen loved her family. She loved gushing about and sharing pictures of her new Granddaughter Zoey and Grandson Hunter. Her home décor changed quite a bit as pictures of the 2 of them filled every room. She couldn’t wait for her daily pictures of Zoey to giggle at and share with her friends. She loved watching and cheering Hunter on in his soccer games and wrestling matches. She was so happy and proud to be Grandma Karen.
Karen touched a lot of hearts and we are grateful for the love and support you have all shown in her sudden passing.
Karen was preceded in death by her father Clarke Horning and mother-in-law, Shirley Newton.
Karen is survived by her husband, Timothy Newton; son, Andy (Sara) Newton; daughter, Dyan (Ben) Garcia; grandchildren, Hunter William Pierce and Zoey Darlene Garcia; mother, Ruby Darlene Horning; sister, Kristine (Geary) Brisendine; brothers, Russel (Carey Jo) Horning, Rodney (Carolyn) Horning; father-in-law Kenneth Newton, sister-in-law Carole Appling, brother-in-law Terry Newton, brother-in-law Ted (Karen) Newton, sister-in-law Lorie (Bob) Newton Sachs, sister-in-law Lisa (Andrew) McCormick and numerous nephews and nieces.
Services will be held on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana. A luncheon will follow services at the Glasgow Elks Club. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Friday, September 9th 2016
Verlin Dale Fuhrmann
Verlin Dale Fuhrmann passed away September 7th, 2016 at the Daniels Memorial Nursing Home. Verlin was born March 6th, 1933 in Baylor, Montana to Konrad and Lillie Fuhrmann. He was raised on the family farm along with five brothers and one sister.

Verlin attended the North Fuhrmann School for eight years. He worked on the family farm and when he got older he worked on the Earl Fuhrmann and Bob Fauth farms. He then worked on the Clint Nelson Farm north of Opheim for a number of years. Verlin then moved to Scobey, MT and work on the Jim Wilcoxen Farm until he retired in 2005.

Verlin lived in the Pioneer Retirement Home in Scobey until November 2015 when he became a resident of the Daniels County Nursing Home until his passing.

Every fall he looked forward to hunting season when he would go by himself and get a deer. Verlin also loved to play Yahtzee.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Konrad Fuhrmann of Great Falls, MT and William Fuhrmann of Opheim, MT; his father, Konrad E. Fuhrmann in 1954 and his mother, Lillie L. Fuhrmann in 2001.

Verlin is survived by his sister, Lorraine Gonsoir of Kalispell, MT; brothers, Archie (Charlene) Fuhrmann of Bremerton, WA, Larry (Karen) Fuhrmann of Nashua, MT, and Terry (Denise) Fuhrmann of St. Marie, MT. He is also survived by seven nephews and four nieces.

Services will be held on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 2:00p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Scobey, MT.
Friday, September 9th 2016
Jerry E. Koski
Jerry E. Koski, passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital on September 7th, 2016. Jerry was born in Butte, Montana to Sam and Evelyn (Gisley) Koski on January 3rd, 1942. They moved back to Hinsdale in 1945 where they resided on the South Bench. In 1952, Jerry moved with his Aunt Lucille, Uncle Pete and Cousin Marlene to Crawfordsville, Indiana attending the 5th grade there.

In 1953 he moved back to Hinsdale and finished his remaining school years, was very active in basketball and graduated in 1960. In 1961 he and Zella Lacock were united in marriage. Of this union two sons were born, Jeffery Eugene and Paul James. Jerry worked for Farmer’s Union, then went to work for Ed Swanson and Farm Equipment Sales from 1963-1995. He bought the old Pippin Motel in 1989. Jerry and Linda built up the motel as Koski’s Motel.

On May 2, 1992 Jerry and Linda Bagley were married. In May of 1996, they bought the old “Roost” and turned it into a bar, restaurant, and casino. “The Hangar” was opened on Orville’s birthday, in September 1996.

Jerry had a passion for flying and he used his license to travel to various destinations like Canada and Mexico. He purchased a Supercub so he could fly more frequently. He was also involved in bringing air shows to Glasgow. There wasn’t anything mechanical that he couldn’t fix, even if it took him awhile. Jerry retired from the volunteer fire department after 20 years of service.

Jerry was preceded in death by his mother and father Evelyn and Sam Koski, brother James Koski (California), sisters Janice McInerney (Helena) and JuDee Koski Blockhus (Hinsdale), and a sister, Joyce, who passed away at a young age, uncle Gene (Tucson), aunt Lucille (Indiana).

Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda Lee (Tremblay) Koski, sons, Jeffrey Eugene (Colleen) Koski, Paul James (Lisa) Koski, Kelly Eugene (Roxann) Bagley, a daughter Kacie Lynn Sieffert, Grandchildren, Shane Taylor Koski, Samantha Jo Koski (Nick Trott), Jordan Rose Koski (Jon Welk), Dillon Paul Koski, Kyler Robert Koski, Connor James Koski, Kyla Joe Kelsey, Kelli Jene Kelsey, Whitt Colter Bagley, Wyatt Lane Bagley and Syndr Celeen Bagley, Great-grandchildren, Tayven Jeffrey Bietz, Oakleigh Faye Bietz, Avalee Anne Trott, Cazden Timothy Welk and Brynlie Fae Welk.

An open viewing will be held Friday, September 9th, 2016 at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT from 1:00 till 5:00 PM. Services will be Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Burial will follow services at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, MT. A luncheon will be at 2:30 PM at the Hangar in Glasgow, MT.

Memorials in Jerry’s Honor may be given to the GHS Educational Trust Fund or the Hinsdale Community Cooperation Fund, PO Box 127 Hinsdale, MT 59241, Attn: Linda. Condolences to the family may be posted online at www.bellmortuarymontana.com.
Tuesday, September 6th 2016
Donald Ray Watson
Donald Ray Watson, Age 79, went to meet the Range Boss on August 31, 2016. He passed peacefully at home.

Donny was born on April 6, 1937 in Malta MT to Ray and Laura Watson. He grew up on the family ranch in the Content Community, attending the Tallow Creek School. Donny left school early for the cow camps, taking riding jobs for the various neighboring ranches and working for Glasgow Stockyards. He enjoyed playing music with his brothers for country dances and events throughout his younger years.

Donny was a skilled horseman throughout his life. He enjoyed raising and breaking horses on his place north of Malta. He ran cows and even a dairy at one time. He looked forward to and rode on the Milk River Wagon Train for over 30 years. Donny enjoyed playing cards with friends and reminiscing of the old days. He always had a story and loved to visit.

As his health started to slow him, Donny took great pride in his grandchildren. He was one of the biggest “Hinsdale Raider Fans” that never lived in Hinsdale. “Papa” was never afraid to offer his opinion – ever.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray & Laura Watson, daughter, Denise Watson, a great granddaughter, Willow, and nephew, John Watson.

He is survived by his brothers, Tom (Lorraine) Watson of Malta and Ken Watson of Victor, MT, longtime companion and friend, Christine Leo, a son, Don Watson of Superior, MT, a daughter, Tina (Cody) Palm of Hinsdale, MT, numerous step children, 8 grandchildren; Sacarra, Drake, Whitney, Jon Rey, Devon, Kannon, Kameron, and Nova, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donny was a beloved brother, father, grandfather and friend.
Until we meet again, Rest Easy Cowboy.

A visitation for Donny will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Elim Lutheran Church in Malta. A graveside service will be held in the Malta Cemetery on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be posted online at www.bellmortuarymontana.com

Thursday, September 1st 2016
Duane Allan Williams
Duane Allan Williams, 58, of Nashua, MT passed away at his home August 31, 2016.
Duane was born March 7, 1958 in Warren, PA to Francis ‘Bub’ and Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Williams. He attended and graduated school in Warren, PA in 1976. He went on to become an ASE certified mechanic and also received certification in metal fabrication and welding.
As a child Duane loved fishing, hunting, and playing in the woods but most beloved past time was spending time at his grandparent’s house.
In 1993 Duane moved to Gillette, WY to be closer to his parents. It was then that he met the love of his life Ann McGee. They were married on July 28, 2001. The couple spent 22 wonderful years together snowmobiling, fishing and pending time together with family and friends.
Duane enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, snowmobiling and anything that he could be outside doing. When he wasn’t outside working on a vehicle or enjoying the open air you could find him watching old westerns or WWE. Duane ran his own engine repair shop and there was not an engine that he could not fix whether it was a lawn mower, tractor or truck. From the time he was little you could always find a tool in his hand or pocket, but most of all he loved spending time with his friends and family.
Duane was an independent spirit who loved his wife children, grandchildren and great-grandson.
Duane is survived by his wife, Ann Williams of MT; sister, Donna (Greg) Nelson of PA; brothers, Dan Williams of WY, Doyle Williams of PA, Dana Williams of WY, Darrin Williams of PA and Joe Williams of WY; children, Brenda Banks of PA, Bobbie Williams of PA, Christopher Benjamin of PA, JoAnna (Jake) Turner of MT, Shana (Sean Fintak) Benjamin of NY, D.J. (Casie) Oswalt of PA, Mike Johnson of MT and Alisha (Rick) Battko of PA; grandkids, Nikita, Haley, Dege, Trista, Scotlyn, Dylan, Elexis, McKenzie, Logan Trenton, Corbin, Brysten, Mason, Reagan, Tyler, Trever, and Makiah; great-grandson, Noah; numerous nieces and nephews and to many friends and customers to count.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Elizabeth Williams.
Friday, August 26th 2016
Charles E. Seiler
Charles E. Seiler, age 78, of Nashua, MT passed away August 24, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

He was born August 16, 1938 in Scobey, MT. to Charles and Marie (Roos) Seiler. The family moved to Glasgow where he attended St. Raphael’s Catholic School through 8th grade. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1956. He served in the United States Navy for 2 years following graduation.

Upon returning from the Navy, he took a job in Glasgow at Town and Country Furniture and later moved to Havre where he worked for Valley Furniture. In 1969, he took a managerial position with 4-B’s Restaurant and later managed the LaHavre Motel.

Chuck eventually moved back to Nashua where he worked for Gordon Reimche on his farm and later went to work for Myron Gartner Plumbing and Heating. Following retirement in 2003, he continued working for Lee Reddick, cleaning the shop and doing maintenance work on Saturdays. He also served on the town council in Nashua. Always one to be active, he was very involved in several positions with the Nashua Senior Center. Chuck’s hobbies included elk hunting, coin collecting, and reading.

Chuck is survived by his siblings, Jim and Teddi Seiler of Glasgow, MT, Sherryee and John Turner of Nashua, MT, Marlene Zinner of Aurora, CO. Special friends, Myron and Kris Gartner of Fort Peck, MT, Arlen Gartner of Kenmare, ND and numerous nieces and nephews. Chuck was preceded in death by both parents and sister, Lois Marcinkowski.

As per Chuck’s wishes he has been cremated and no services will be held. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Thursday, August 18th 2016
Jerry Henry Hanson
Jerry Henry Hanson, 80, of Malta Montana passed away at his home Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Malta with Father Cory Sticha officiating. Burial will follow at Malta City Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Kirkwood Funeral Home, Friday, August 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. and the Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Jerry was born March 16, 1936 in Malta to Lillian (Fortin) and Henry “Shorty” Hanson. He was raised and received his education in Malta. He graduated from Malta High School in 1954.
He joined the National Guard Tank Company on March 19, 1953. In 1955 he went to work for the Montana National Guard full time serving as an Administrative Supply Technician.

On August 31, 1957 Jerry married Alice Henry and the couple was blessed with four children; Cheryl, Jerry, Kim and Mark.

Jerry had a great career with the Guards over the years and received numerous awards for his high performance. Jerry retired as Command Sergeant Major on May 19, 1986. He went on to work at True Value and the Phillips County Court House. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and most of all golf. He loved spending time doing his favorite things with his kids and grandkids.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Betty Lou Hanson, Jo Ann Jacobsen, and Phyllis Simpson; brother, Billy Hanson and grandson, David Pankratz.

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Alice; his children, Cheryl (Steve) Pankratz, Jerry A. (Tammy Bolechala) Hanson, Kim (Bill) Granlund, and Mark Hanson; eight grandchildren, David Pankratz, Stephanie (Robert) Knox, Wesley (Ashley) Pankratz, Stacie Pankratz, Michael Hanson, Collen (Chris) Brown, Kaycee Granlund, and Kristi Granlund; eleven great-grandchildren, Austyn Pankratz, Tanner Pankratz, Lindsey Pankratz, Ryder Knox, Gunner Knox, Burke Pankratz, Danaley Smith Pankratz, Mason Daniel, Trinity Brown, Jeri Brown and Evan Brown; one great-great-grandson, Gage Pankratz; sisters, Barbara (Robert) Darrah, Rosie Russell, Connie (Tom) Hasler, Patsy Gilman, and Greta (Norman) Barnard; brothers, Eugene (Linda) Hanson and David (Margaret) Hanson; and numerous nieces and nephews and life long friends.

Friday, August 5th 2016
Agnes Margaret (Jones) Mogan
Agnes Margaret (Jones) Mogan passed away peacefully at home August 2nd, 2016. Agnes was born to Marion and Harvey Jones on July 4th, 1931 in Hinsdale, MT. She attended school in Hinsdale. She was a caring sister to her brother Harvey Lloyd and sister Dorothy, and later cared for her half-sisters, Opal, Joan, Alma, and Julanne.

Agnes met her husband of over 69 years, John Mogan, on a movie date. They were married July 3rd, 1947. Agnes then moved north to the farm and immediately started cooking for the farm crew without the conveniences of running water or electricity. Agnes maintained a large garden, sewed all her children's clothes, canned, and became well known for her cooking.

In 1960 Agnes, John and the family she cherished moved to their home just outside of Hinsdale on Happy Flats. Agnes was in her glory in the kitchen cooking for large crowds of people, always remembering everyone's favorite dish. Her culinary prowess led her to selling Princess House Crystal and being a food superintendent at the county fair. She also had a massive collection of cookbooks each of which she had read from cover to cover. She knew exactly where to find the perfect recipe for any occasion.

Agnes was always willing to step in and be a substitute mother or grandmother to anyone who needed it. The coffee was always on and there was hardly a day when friends and family weren't gathered around the table. She extended her hospitality to all and kept busy visiting friends and neighbors, sending cards, and cooking for those in need. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren immensely and played a very active role in their lives. She always had something fun and productive planned to keep them out of trouble.

Agnes was proceeded in death by her parents, Brother Harvey Lloyd, brother-in-law Hazen Flickinger, and nieces Stephanie Cecil and Laura Mogan.

Agnes is survived by her husband John, sisters Dorothy Flickinger, Opal (Jay) Rosendahl, Joan (Jim) Dimsdale, Alma (Terry) Hering, and Julanne Gauger, sister-in-laws Joan (Bob) Howey and Evelyn Jones, daughters Dannette O'Connor and Nancy (Jim) Bowman, sons Gilbert (DeDee), Marlin (Connie), and Edwin (Shirley) Mogan, grandchildren Tracy O'Connor, Jenni Crowe, Payton Chopper, Jeremy Longtree and Zandora Longtree, Sherri (Ky) Idler, Chad (Kristine) Bowman, Peter Mogan, Brian (Alissa) Mogan, Marcus Mogan, Andy Mogan, Christina Mogan, Lacey Mogan, Kenny Mogan, Sammy (Casey) King, Mary Baumgartner, and Derek Baumgartner, and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and special friends.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 7th, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT with family receiving friends. Services will be held Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Hinsdale School in Hinsdale, MT. Burial will take place at Hillview Cemetery and a luncheon will follow at Hinsdale Legion Hall.

Memorials in honor of Agnes Mogan may be sent to Hinsdale American Legion Post #45. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016
Gary Lawrence Taylor
Gary Lawrence Taylor, 68, passed away July 25, 2016 at his home south of Saco from complications of his illnesses. Gary was a life-long resident of the Saco community. Gary was born in Glasgow, Montana on June 28, 1948 to Florence and Lawrence Taylor. On June 23, 1973, the rancher married the school teacher, Vivian Baquet, in Choteau, Montana.

Gary attended Saco School graduating in 1966 and then attended Northern Montana College majoring in business. Before finishing his degree, he returned to the ranch when is father became ill. He continued working on the ranch for most of his life. He liked the cattle and made several of them his pets. After many years on the ranch, he leased the place and became the owner and operator of Saco Auto and Ag. He took great pride in providing humor and words of enlightenment to those who stopped by.

In 2010, he started another chapter of his life. He was diagnosed with a paralyzed diaphragm due to injuries sustained by a motorcycle accident many years prior to the diagnoses. Also at this time, he was appointed as the Phillips County Justice of the Peace. Following the appointment, he was elected and served for four years. During this time, he formed many friendships with the officers, his clerk, Debra Peigneux, and the people in the courthouse. He also formed many friendships with fellow Justices of the Peace throughout the state. Gary took great pride in serving the community in this role.

Gary served on the Phillips County Youth Probation Board for many years. He was honored to work with Clark Kelly and the other members of the board in trying to make a positive difference for the youth of Phillips County.

As a teenager he began playing the guitar and singing with a band. He worked with many local musicians and appreciated a good song and a good guitar player. He considered it an honor to play for weddings and funerals. He also liked playing for church. He continued playing his guitar for his own enjoyment and enlightened his grandchildren with many songs. His guitar was by his chair and many hours were spent strumming while watching TV. Gary was a prolific poet and song writer. Those people, who received one of his poems or songs, usually enjoyed his wit and unique sense of humor.

Gary was also an inventor. He always wanted to make work easier and would make inventions to do this. While working at Saco Auto and Ag, he designed, built, welded, and manufactured lots of tools and items for himself and others. Whatever he made, we always knew it was built to last.

For his mid-life crisis he purchased a Honda Goldwing Bike. He cruised many miles on his bike from Glacier Park to Sturgis to Buffalo, Wyoming to Washington and numerous places in between. He especially enjoyed traveling with his biker buddies. He finally was able to convince Vivian to ride with him and they took a few trips together, too. He called her “His Waterwoman”. Every time she rode they encountered rain. After he developed health issues, he sold his bike and purchased his “Ranger.” This became his mode of transportation through the hills, entertaining the grandkids and trips to town for mail, food and conversation (not gossip).

Gary is survived by his wife, Vivian, who he loved and appreciated for the care that she provided. He is also survived by his daughters, Shyla (Carter) Clausen of Malta, Lara (Joel) Smith of Glasgow, and son, Jered (Mandy) Taylor of Bigfork. His grandchildren whom he adored are Payton, Connor and Kendall Clausen, Riley and Annika Smith and Nicholas Taylor. He is survived by two nephews, Paul and Stacy Johnson, and numerous cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents and his sister, Carol Johnson.

Service for Gary will be held on Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Saco Lutheran Church is Saco, MT with inurnment to follow at Grandview Cemetery. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Monday, July 25th 2016
Melvin Sorensen
Melvin William Sorensen was born at home on July 26th, 1941 in Hinsdale, MT to Hans and Grace Sorensen. He attended school in Hinsdale.

Melvin joined the Airforce at the age of 18 and served in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged.

In 1968, he met the love of his life, Diana Larsen, in Hinsdale at her parent’s farm. When Melvin asked Diana to marry him he said “Would you marry me if I asked you?” and on September 18th, 1970 they were united in marriage at the Lutheran Church in Hinsdale. They made their home in Glasgow, MT. Melvin and Diana were never blessed with children but had plenty of nieces and nephews around them at all times to enjoy.

Melvin’s passion in life was his toy train collection which he spent hours building. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and his Farmville Farm on Facebook.

Melvin passed away on July 22nd, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT. He is preceded in death by both his parents, Hans and Grace Sorensen; brother, Gordon Sorensen; nephew, Calvin Sorensen; niece Janelle Johnson; sister-in-law, Mary Sorensen and brother-in-law, Bill Yoss.

Melvin is survived by his wife Diana Sorensen of Glasgow; brothers, Edwin (Dorothy) Sorensen of Ogden, UT and Harry (Diedra) of Sidney, MT; a sister Marlene (late Bill Yoss) of Nashua, MT. As well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and special friends.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial to celebrate Uncle Melvin’s life will be held at the VFW on Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, July 20th 2016
Fred Kindle
MALTA- Fred Kindle 81 passed away peacefully the morning of Tuesday, July 19, 2016 of natural causes at the Hi-Line Retirement Center.

Funeral will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 22, 2016 at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. View will be from noon until 7:00 P.M. of Thursday. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Malta Cemetery. a luncheon to follow at the Malta Community Church. Memorials may be made to the Shiners’ Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1355, Malta, MT 59538 or Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, 3911 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59405. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Fred was born July 8, 1935 at their homestead south of Saco, MT to Roy and Laura (Baker) Kindle. He was raised in this area and completed grades 1 thru 8 at the Bowdoin School before going to work full time on the ranch. In June 1956 he joined the Army National Guard and was honorably discharged in June of 1964. During this time he attained the rank of E6 Staff Sergeant and was a Tank Commander.

Fred married Mary Alice Duty on Valentine’s Day 1963. Fred and his brothers built a house in the Bowdoin community and called it home until 1997. Fred and Mary raised three boys and a bunch of cattle on this place. Over the years Dad added on an attached underground garage to the house, a shop to the west, and another large, underground storage shed to the south. If you knew Dad he liked to keep his vehicles and machinery out of the weather. In the summer of 1997 they moved to a house in town which soon became a house with a shop in the back yard. Having the shop allowed him to continue to mechanic, fabricate and yes, keep his equipment out of the weather.

Fred wore many hats during his life. He was first and foremost a rancher and was very proud of his Black Angus herd. He also owned and operated his own heavy equipment, was a partner in a Polaris dealership in Malta, and trucked a lot of cattle around the county with some trips to the local markets. His hobbies included two, three, and four wheeled bikes and snowmobiles. He was a pretty fair rider and also knew how to keep them running which was handy for his boys and many in others in the community.

Survivors include his wife Mary Alice, sons, TJ (Tom) and Mildred “Millie” Kindle and their sons Frank, Robert and Pat; and Bryan and Camille “Sam” (Pippin) Kindle and their kids Reese, Kristen, and Sawyer; brothers, Floyd and Sharon Kindle and Ray and Rose Kindle.

He was preceded in death by older brother Arlyn, parents, youngest son Jack and his good friend and neighbor Jimmy Salsbery. And Thank You to the Country Home and Hi Line Retirement Center for making it possible to keep Dad close to family and home.

Condolences can be sent to: Mary Kindle, PO Box 257, Malta, MT, 59538.
Monday, July 18th 2016
Rueben Kindsvogel
Rueben Kindsvogel, age 84, longtime resident of Glentana, Montana, passed away at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana on July 8th, 2016. A graveside service will be held July 25th, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Lawndale Cemetery in Opheim, Montana.
Thursday, July 7th 2016
Amanda Eckard
Amanda Eckard

Amanda Eckard, 90, of St. Marie, Montana, died late Friday afternoon, July 01, 2016 at the
Billings Clinic after a short illness.

Mrs. Eckard was born November 01, 1925 in Stuttgart Germany. She met and married her late
husband Leslie Martin Eckard after the war was over in Germany. They had two sons in Germany before Martin transferred to Augusta, GA, where they had their third son. The family lived in Augusta, GA, New Jersey and Huntsville, AL where Martin retired. Amanda and family later moved to Colorado, Washington State and their final move to St. Marie, MT, in 1986.

Amanda was a devote Catholic. She loved to knit and loved to teach anyone how. She loved to make Christmas Stolen and cookies which she shared with her friends and neighbors. This Christmas Stolen recipe is still being made by some today. Her life centered around her family by giving all she could of herself and to others. She was loved by all as all loved her. She also
enjoyed nature and the beauty it had to give. She also devoted her life to the Lord Jesus Christ and prayed the rosary daily. Where ever Amanda moved to she made friends, her neighbors were drawn to her by the loving spirit in her heart. She was a gift from above.

Survivors include sons Fred Eckard of St. Marie, Paul Eckard of St. Marie, Montana and Doug and his wife Margaret of McAlpin, FL

Funeral Mass is Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St Raphael’s Catholic Church, Glasgow, Montana.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016
James "Jim" Arneson
James “Jim” Arneson, 87, formerly of Glasgow passed away July 4, 2016 at Laurel Health and Rehabilitation in Laurel, Montana.

Jim was born in February 2, 1929 to John and Amanda (Nordlund) Arneson Sr, in Glasgow, Montana. He was raised on a farm in Opheim, Montana and graduated from Opheim High School. He served three years in the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1949. He went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing from the University of Washington.

In December of 1952 he married Gloria Miskoski in Seattle, Washington. While the couple lived in Seattle, Jim started his teaching career that would span nearly 50 years.

Jim loved his work and spending time with his family. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Preceding him in death are his parents; brothers, John Arneson, Fordie Lewis, and Hubert Doug Arneson; sister, Arlene (Gordon) Larson and Marion (Troy) Dunn.

Jim is survived by his four children Peggy (George) Cassity of Port Orchard, WA, Lezlie (Takao) Ito of Nagoya, Japan, Mark (Charlotte) Arneson of Glasgow, MT and Jon (Melanie) Arneson of Laurel, MT; sister-in-law, Dorean Arneson; numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Dad should be with Gordie, Arlene, T, Marion, Doug and Joann planning their next great adventure.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 10th from 4-6 p.m. at Bell Mortuary. Funeral services will be Monday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary with Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, July 5th 2016
Louis Durrell Sather
Louis Durrell Sather, 90, of Glasgow died July 2nd at the Valley View Nursing home.
Louis was born on September 4, 1925 in Glasgow Montana. He graduated from Glasgow High School and enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He was discharged in 1946.
He married Patricia Ann Geiger on July 24, 1948, in Glasgow, Montana where they lived and raised their four children. He farmed and held numerous jobs until 1959 when he and his wife, Patricia, built and ran the Fort Peck Marina. They sold the marina in 1963, and he continued farming until 1989. He enjoyed boating on Fort Peck Lake, dancing, spending time with family, golfing, and Friday night get-togethers with friends.
After his retirement, he and Patricia were snowbirds in Palm Desert, CA and spent the remaining months in Glasgow watching grandkids in events, playing golf at Sunnyside, and enjoying great times with friends and family!
On January 6, 2010, Patricia, his wife of 62 years, passed away. He later married Bernadine Gallagher. They enjoyed dancing, socializing, and spending time in Palm Desert.
Louis was blessed with and survived by his wife, Bernadine Sather; sons Terry (Kathy) of Billings, Lynn (Terry) of Billings; daughters Candice Dunn (Gary Gebert) of Lewistown, and Barbara Etchart (Paul) of Glasgow; grandchildren April Sather (Molly McAllister), Amber Sather (Matt Banbury), Ben Sather (Heather), Neven Sather (Callie), Quin Sather (Amanda), Jana Sather, Erin Catron, Ryan Dunn , Evan, Emily, and Ethan Etchart and 7 great-grandchildren. Louis was a wonderful dad and grandfather. Rest in Peace. We Love You!
A visitation will be held Friday, July 8, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow with family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Glasgow with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating. Burial with military honors will follow the service at Highland Cemetery.
Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Monday, July 18th 2016
Susan Irene (Miller) Poling
SUSAN IRENE (MILLER) POLING
Susan Poling passed away on June 29, 2016, at the Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital with her loving family by her side. Services will be Sunday, July 3rd at 4 pm at the Cultural Center in Lincoln City where the family encourages the sharing of their stories and fellowship celebrating her life.
A service is being planned in Nashua, MT at a later date.
Susan “Tootie” was the 3rd of 4 daughters born to Harold and Mildred (Anderson) Miller on October 30, 1947, in Glasgow, Montana. She was raised and attended school in Nashua, MT.
On December 7, 1964, she married Reginald Nelson in Glasgow, and later moved to Washington State. Two daughters, Darci Jean and Wendi Rae were born to this union. Tootie and Reg were later divorced and Tootie and her daughters moved back to Glasgow, Montana. While employed at the Glasgow Air Force Base, she met Neil Poling and they married on June 30, 1972. A daughter, Allison Marie and a son, Ryan Neil, were born to this union. Allison passed away at 6 months. Tootie and Neil moved to Washington state and were later divorced.
Tootie worked at the Teacher’s Credit Union and was later employed at the Clark County Treasurer’s office in Vancouver, WA.
In 1991 she moved to Lincoln City, Oregon to start a new chapter in her life with Lon Meldrum. Lon was self-employed and Tootie became the Executive Director of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors, where she worked up until her death.
Susan also served on many boards in the coastal community where she felt so “at home” and gained many wonderful friendships. In many of the various positions held with her employers, it seemed that Sue was continually setting her goals higher and “raising the bar” for those following.
Sue was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2015 and fought a valiant battle right to the end.
Tootie is survived by her loving companion of 10 years, Phillip Marple, children Darci (Arne) Wiebe of Helena, MT, Wendi Deal of Vancouver, WA and Ryan Poling of Lincoln City, OR, step children Tim and Tawna Meldrum, whom she thought of as her own children, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, sisters Pat Hallett of Nashua, MT, Barb LaRoque of Roundup, MT, and Charlotte (Mark) Arneson of Glasgow, MT as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Susan’s comfort zone was her home, yard and garden of beautiful flowers where she and Phil tended the plants and enjoyed the rewards. The greenhouse Phil built provided the start of many plants which gave them plenty of hours of work and garden therapy for which she was so anxious to begin every spring. A daily, year round ritual was the fierce Scrabble competition with her close friend, Mark Neighorn.
Living at the beach suited Tootie who became fond of the many cats that adopted her home through the years, especially her beloved pick of the litter, “Buddy”. Many friends and family enjoyed coming to her home where it was often said that the outside world melted away and time didn’t matter.
She was much loved and will be missed by many friends, near and far - from Oregon to Washington to Montana and North Dakota. The outpouring love and generous support of her friends, co-workers and folks that care is simply overwhelming and very much appreciated.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 23rd, at 10:00a.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua.

Monday, June 27th 2016
Lester Lorne Stevenson
HAVRE - Lester Lorne Stevenson, age 55, passed away on June 23, 2016, of apparent natural causes in Malta.

Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Condolences for the family may be left at http://www.hi-linefuneralservices.com

Les was born to Les and Zelda Stevenson in Havre on March 7th, 1961. Les married Stephanie Clikeman on November 20th, 1991 and together they had three children, Nick, Sam, and Amy. They resided in Havre for the majority of their marriage.

Les worked hard in his profession of being a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and worked in many rural hospitals around the Hi-Line and the state of Montana, He highly enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing in his spare time.

He is survived by his wife, Stephanie, his two sons, Nick, age 23; and Sam, age 22 and his daughter, Amy, age 20, all of Havre; his parents Les and Zelda Stevenson of Great Falls, MT; his sister Julie Stevenson of Great Falls MT; his sister Sheri Stevenson Bartz of Wichita, KS; his brother John (Anne) Stevenson of Great Falls, MT; and his many nephews and niece.
Friday, June 24th 2016
Kay Ellen Dorr
Kay Ellen Dorr, age 72, of Glasgow, Montana passed away on June 20th, 2016 at the Billings Clinic.

Kay was born on October 13th, 1943 in Glasgow, Montana to Evelyn Mihm Dorr and Ross Coffey Dorr. She was the youngest of four children. She attended elementary and high school in Glasgow. Following high school graduation she attended Rocky Mountain College for a year and transferred to Montana State University attending from 1962 to 1965, graduating with a B.S. in General Studies. From 1965 to 1967 she attended University of Montana receiving a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling. She later attended Auburn University and received her Ph.D. from 1975 to 1979.

She was employed at the Anaconda Job Corps Center from June through September of 1967. She also worked at the Yellowstone Boy’s Ranch in Billings, Montana from 1967 to 1971 as a Social Service Director. In 1971 she was employed as a resident counselor at the Micronesian Occupational Center in Koror, Palau, Western Caroline Islands. This Center was a technical residential school for Micronesian Students.

Her life-long employment began with Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center in 1972. She was a counselor with this agency, as well as a supervisor for a branch office. During her employment with the Mental Health Center, she was employed as a clinical psychologist as well as an Associate Director for a 5-county area. She did clinical supervision of mental health services as well as conducted psychological evaluations and individual/family counseling. Kay was a certified Mental Health Professional and was also a licensed school psychologist. She retired from EMCMHC in October of 2011. However she did fill in on a part-time basis from 2011 until November of 2014.

She was a member of the American Psychological Association, the Montana Psychological Association, and the Nation Association of School Psychologists. She served on the Montana Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Psychologist’s, as well as the Foster Care Review Committee.

In January of 2003, Dr. Dorr received an award from the Mental Health Legislative Association for Long Term Service to mental health in Montana. She dedicated her life to helping others and touched the lives of many. She had a love for nature, animals and people. She loved working outdoors and enjoyed working with the land. She was a well-read woman who always enjoyed learning about other cultures, religions and beliefs. She took a special interest in working with Native Americans and learning and working with their traditional, spiritual and healing practices.

Kay was an avid supporter of the local and state wide Humane Society, the Montana Audubon Organization, the National Wildlife Federation as well as the Glasgow Mental Health Center. Please make any memorials to the Glasgow Mental Health Center.

Kay was preceded in death by her late husband, Jerry Hould; her mother and father; a niece, Zandra Liegh Dorr M.D. and a nephew, Terry Bowman.

She is survived by sisters, Grace Bowman and Bonnie Francesca Parker; a brother, Lee Ross and wife Barbara; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many long-time friends, co-workers, colleagues and consumers. As well as her two dogs, Bodhi and Ahli and her two cats, Tiger and Beauty. She will be missed by many.

A memorial service for Kay will be held Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana with Bonnie Novak officiating. A private burial will be held on the homestead. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, June 22nd 2016
Lloyd Thomas Eide
Lloyd Thomas Eide, 96, passed away of natural causes on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, MT.

Lloyd was born October 28, 1919, in Anaconda, MT to Norwegian immigrant parents Nels O. and Elna (Karlson) Eide. As a young boy he, along with his parents, moved to a homestead farm in North East MT in the Baylor Community. He attended grade school at a country school in the Midway Community and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1939. After graduation he worked on the Fort Peck Dam construction until World War II broke out in 1941. Just one week after Pearl Harbor was attacked Lloyd joined the U.S. Army Air Corp. He spent four years with the 79th Fighter Group in the European war effort including France, Italy, and North Africa. When Lloyd returned home from the war in August of 1945 he went to work on the family farm raising wheat, barley, and cattle until his retirement in 1990.

In September of 1952 he married Alice Waetzig and together they had three daughters. Lloyd was active in the Air Force Reserve and commander of the VFW. He was an active member of the First Lutheran Church, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Toast Masters, Sons of Norway, and many other community organizations. He was very involved in the Republican Party and enjoyed public speaking. He also taught amateur boxing and sold insurance for Farm Bureau. In his retirement years he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, helping out on the farm, and spending afternoons at the VFW reminiscing and telling war stories. On October 28, 2014 Lloyd was awarded the French Knight of Legion of Honor Award. This is the highest and most renowned distinction in France, given in appreciation for his contribution to the United States role in the liberation of France.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents Nels and Elna Eide, as well as an infant grandchild. Lloyd is survived by his wife Alice, daughters Stephanie (Glen) Meier, Heidi (Larry) See, and Lisa (Les) Redfield; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was proud of his Norwegian ancestry and liked to speak Norwegian to anyone who could understand and talk with him. Lloyd was known for his exuberant personality and was a kind gentle spirit with an unconditional love for his family.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana with friends receiving family from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Services will be Friday, June 24th, 2016 at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana at 11:00 AM with Pastor Hedegaard officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Highland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church, Shriners Children Hospital, or charity of your choice. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Monday, June 13th 2016
Barbara Walden
Barbara Walden, 76, of Glasgow, Montana passed away June 13, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana.
Barbara (Harrison) Walden was born August 28, 1939 to Verne and Dorothy Harrison at St. Helena, Napa County, California.
Barbara attended local schools in Lower Lake, California. She graduated from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California in 1961. She taught high school in her hometown then worked as an extension agent for Oregon State University in Baker, Oregon.
In 1963, Barbara married Harold Horting from Jerome, Idaho. Harold passed in 1987.
Barbara married Jim Walden in 1988 in Jerome, Idaho where they raised sheep, cattle and horses.
In 2001, after twenty-nine years of teaching Barbara retired, she and Jim moved to Saco, Montana and later to Circle, Montana. They made Glasgow their home in 2008.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Jim; stepchildren, Jamie (Craig) Ivie of Willis, Texas, Jim (Shelia) Walden of Philipsburg, Montana, Bub (Kathy) Walden of Denver, Colorado, and Bob (Sylvan) Walden of Fort Peck, Montana; nine grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Friday, June 10th 2016
Ruth Walberg (Davis)
Ruth Walberg (Davis), passed away October 28, 2015. Private graveside services will be held June 20th, 2016 at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana.
Wednesday, June 8th 2016
Adeline Hazel Peterson
Adeline Hazel Peterson (nee Zimpel), 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Meridian, Idaho.

A memorial service will be held at the First Lutheran Church, 641 2nd Ave. N. in Glasgow, Montana on Thursday, June 9 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Scott Hedegaard officiating. Inurnment to follow at the Glasgow Highland Cemetery.

Adeline was born on October 5, 1925 in Princeton, Minnesota to George Henry Zimpel and Wilhelmina “Erna” Kuether Zimpel. She grew up on the Princeton farm and at age nine helped raise her younger siblings after her mother passed away at age 36.

Adeline attended school in Princeton and Little Falls, Minnesota and then worked as a typesetter for 3M and a telephone operator with Western Union in Minneapolis, Minnesota and in Los Angeles, California.

On June 10, 1950 Adeline married ex U.S. Marine Eugene Allen Peterson in Minneapolis. They moved to Montana where Gene worked for the Great Northern Railroad, (later Burlington Northern) as a station agent. They lived for a short time in Glasgow, Harlem and Snowden, and then for 34 years in Richland, Montana. In 1989 they retired to Glasgow where Gene passed away in 1990. Adeline continued to live in Glasgow until 2012 when she moved to Meridian, Idaho to be near her family.

Gene and Adeline had three children, Steven born in 1951 in Glasgow, Sally born in 1953 in Williston, North Dakota, and Don born in 1960 in Scobey, Montana.

Adeline was a devoted mother and homemaker and in 1961 she also began to work outside the home as a clerk at the Richland Post Office and as the bookkeeper for Farmer’s Union Oil Co. (later Richland Farm Supply, then Cenex). She also helped form the Richland 4H Club and Home Demonstration Club and was a member of the Richland American Legion Auxiliary, and also served on the Valley County Election Board.

She was an active member of both the Richland Lutheran Church and the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. She taught Sunday school and Bible School for 18 years in Richland, served as Church Treasurer and held the offices of President, Vice-President and Treasurer in the ALCW (American Lutheran Church Women) in Richland.

At the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow Adeline served as President, Vice President and Secretary of WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Association). She was the Community Chairperson and Coordinator of the Fort Peck Cluster Women’s Organization. She was also a member of the Aid Association for Lutherans local branch where she served as Secretary/Treasurer and Chairperson.

Adeline volunteered wherever there was a need and through the Church Visitation Program she visited the homebound, gave communion and provided rides to appointments. She enjoyed participating in projects for Lutheran World Relief and made many visits to the residents of Valley View Nursing Home.

Adeline enjoyed her involvement with the Glasgow Senior Citizens Club by helping with the Bingo games and pancake breakfasts and the card recycling project. She held numerous offices there, as well as Vice President of the Montana State Senior Citizens. She was named as Glasgow’s Senior Citizen of the Year in 2000.

Adeline also volunteered at the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Pioneer Museum and Hospital Gift Shop and she enjoyed keeping up with Gene’s railroad colleagues by being a member of the Railroad Retirees.

Adeline was well known for her hospitality and for hosting many family gatherings.
She always included her children’s friends, or anyone in need of a “family”, especially for the holidays. She was also well known for her baking, winning many blue ribbons and “Best of Fair” awards at the N.E. Montana Fair.

Adeline enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, playing cards, Bingo, Scrabble and travelling throughout the US and Canada with her family and on many bus trips, and she especially enjoyed time spent with her three granddaughters and four great grandchildren, who all brought much joy to her life.

Adeline was preceded in death by her husband Gene, her mother and father, her step-mother Ida Miller Zimpel and her brother Wayne Zimpel.

Survivors include her children, Steven (Linda) of Meridian, Idaho, Sally (John) Flowers of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, and Don of Haltom City, Texas; three granddaughters, Kelly (Kevin) Olson, Jessica (Mark) Mills and Erin Peterson; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Madeline, Camden and Isaac, all of Meridian/Boise, Idaho; two brothers, Lloyd Zimpel of San Francisco, California and George (Colleen) Zimpel, of St. Paul, Minnesota and one sister, Mildred Neubauer, also of St Paul. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Cece Tulberg and Pat Zimpel as well as numerous beloved cousins, nephews and nieces.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the caring staff at the Cottages of Meridian where Adeline spent her final happy years and to all the staff at Hearts for Hospice in Meridian for their companionship, nursing, music and spiritual guidance, and to daughter-in-law Linda Peterson for the teddy bears made for family members from Adeline’s clothes.

Adeline will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered by her family, friends and all who were touched by her warm smile and service to others. If you wish to make a donation in Adeline’s name, please consider the Alzheimer’s Society and/or the First Lutheran Church of Glasgow. Local arrangements are under the direction of Bell Mortuary of Glasgow. Condolences may be sent to the family at bellmortuarymontana.com
Sunday, June 5th 2016
Nancy Ann Holter
Nancy Ann Holter, 91, passed away peacefully Saturday at St. Patrick Hospital, surrounded by her family. She lived at The Springs Independent Living since March and is formerly of the Bigfork area, Great Falls, Glasgow, and Sun City, Arizona.

Nancy was a loving mother and grandmother, and a proud veteran of the Navy WAVES during WWII. (“Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service.”) She was born in Chisholm, MN, in her grandparents’ home on Jan. 4, 1925. She was full of stories about her youth in that area, the “Iron Range,” once rich in iron ore mining, and growing up among so many ethnic groups – Scandinavians, “Slavs,” Poles, Italians, and Greeks. It may have nurtured her deep love of all people and her talent for getting to know them.

Her parents were Van and Jenny Stolpe. Her grandparents were Charley and Nancy Peterson. Charley’s brother Gus married Nancy’s sister Hulda so Nancy’s cousins were “double cousins” and close companions through her life as she was an only child. She showed her talent for music at an early age. She said her life changed when she started piano lessons at age 13, played in the orchestra and the school song at all of the assemblies and asked to accompany soloists. In the WAVES, she was accepted to the “Singing Platoon” of talented women and recalled singing with
Perry Como at a memorial service for President FDR at Rockefeller Center.

She attended Hibbing Junior College and University of Minnesota, earning a B.S. in Music Education in 1949. Looking back, her life changed at a ‘boogie woogie’ dance at the nearby town of Hibbing, Minnesota, when she met a handsome dark-haired young GI named Willard Holter. She and Bill were married August 14, 1948. Before graduating from UM, she’d had baby #1, a daughter named Lynn, and Bill began his studies in the new field of radio broadcasting. His career would eventually bring him to Glasgow, MT, where he and two others founded KLTZ and later KLAN radio. Bill was inducted into the MT Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2002 for his radio ownership across the state including stations in Great Falls, Missoula, Helena, Malta and Livingston.

Bill was a Marine 2nd Lieutenant and flight instructor and always had a passenger plane. Nancy was a willing “co-pilot” and the two traveled extensively across the world to Mexico, the Bahamas, Panama, Costa Rica, and Cuba, not to mention flights across Montana and the USA.

A highlight of her married life was attending Alliance Francaise language school and moving to Paris. Bill was a broadcaster for CBS Paris bureau and Blue Danube radio network in Austria. Once back in the states, the other children arrived: Todd, 1951, Jann, 1953, and Ross, 1959. Nancy said she was born with bright red hair like her dad’s, but it became light golden blonde and was so throughout her life. She was also born with innate musical talent and had perfect pitch. Through life she was a choir director or accompanist at various churches and sang in the Great Falls Symphony Choir. She served on volunteer boards for United Way, Girl Scouts, YWCA, and the Symphony.
She was active in her P.E.O. group Chapter AX of Great Falls and Daughters of the Nile as Bill was active in the Shrine. She had a knack for writing special songs for friends and family, performing on the piano for the honoree. In her eighties, she went from songs to “toasts.’

In 1972 the Holters moved to lakefront property on Flathead Lake and spent summers working the sprawling cherry orchard of 700 trees. In 1987, Bill was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and they downsized to a smaller place near Yellow Bay with a gorgeous view. Bill passed away in 2005 due to complications of Parkinson’s. Nancy began snow birding to Sun City during winter months. There she kept up with a Minnesota group of friends, the Red Hats, her ex-WAVES, P.E.O., and daily swimming. Her dearest group of “gals” were 12 friends since kindergarten who called themselves the “Dizzy Dozen” and who were able to have a Chisholm reunion in 2006. With Nancy’s passing, they are now down to 5.

She is survived by daughters Lynn (Mike) Redpath, Great Falls, Jann Berntsen of Livingston; sons Ross (Janet) Holter, Kalispell, and Todd Holter, Los Angeles; Lynn’s children Krista Redpath Pyron and Van (Brooke) Redpath, of Missoula; great grandsons Evan and Oliver Pyron, and Finley Redpath, of Missoula, and grandsons Carl Berntsen and Casey Berntsen, Livingston; Mack (Rebekah) Holter and Dillon Holter, of Kalispell. They were the loves of her life! She is also survived by the close friends who’ve shared her almost-daily phone calls and surrogate daughters and sons she has loved for years. You know who you are.

A Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held Saturday, June 11, at 1pm, at Garden City Funeral Home and Crematorium, 1705 W. Broadway, in Missoula, with a reception to follow. Cards, letters and stories are welcome!

Tuesday, May 31st 2016
Gordon Lee Brown
Gordon Lee Brown, age 77, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at his home in Glasgow, Montana.

Gordon was born in Glasgow, Montana on September 16, 1938 to Harold and Virginia (Beadle) Brown. He was a Glasgow Scottie Alumni of the class of 1956. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1956 and served until 1959 on the USS Midway as a parachute packer. He boxed in the Navy and was the 1957 Welter Weight Champion and received many trophies. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, he returned to Glasgow and worked in the auto parts business and other misc. jobs including Newton Motors, where he became life-long friends with Terry Newton.

In June of 1963 he married the absolute love of his life, Dolores Albert, in Glasgow. In 1973 he went to work for the United States Postal Service in Glasgow, retiring from there in 1999.

He also had a passion for muscle cars and enjoyed drag racing, setting a national speed record for his class in April of 1965 at Lions Drag Strip in California. He also loved working on cars and restoring them.

He loved camping with his family and the Thorn Family. He also had a deep love for the time he spent at the cabin on Nelson Reservoir. He loved to read and he had a deep love for animals, especially his dogs and granddogs. He cherished his family and friends. He loved working in his yard, and he had a talent for working on chainsaws and sharpening chains.

Survivors include his wife Dolores of Valley View Home in Glasgow; a son Gordon L. Brown II and his wife Brigitte of Billings, MT; daughters Samantha Floyd and her husband Bruce of Opheim, MT; and Cassi Ruiz and her husband Joe of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren Jay Brown, Sophia Ruiz, Joseph Ruiz, Nolan Ruiz and Sarah Fischer. He is also survived by his three brothers, Jerry Brown and his wife Judy of Rowlett, TX, Robert Svingen and Jon Svingen of Glasgow and his best friend and classmate, Paul Monson. He also has many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Virginia (Beadle) Brown Svingen and his beautiful granddaughter, Alison Kay Brown.

Services will be held at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Tom Fauth officiating. A gathering and lunch will be held at the VFW in Glasgow immediately following the service.
Thursday, May 26th 2016
Barbara Jean Hatcher
Barbara Jean Hatcher, 70, of Glasgow passed away May 25th, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2016 at Assembly of God Church in Glasgow. Visitation will be held at Bell Mortuary, Sunday from 12-6 p.m. with family receiving friends from 4-6 p.m. A sharing service will be at 5:00 p.m. Condolences can be left at bellmortuarymontana.com
Barb was born December 24, 1945 in Glasgow, Montana to Cameron W. Carswell and Susie Penner.
Barb was a hard worker and she took pride in everything she did. She worked at the Milk River Activity Center with Doyle Euell. Barb was Doyle’s first graduate. She began working in laundry at Valley View Home and later went to the Cottonwood Inn. She retired from the Cottonwood Inn after 25 years as a housekeeper and the janitorial shift. She was always early for her shifts, without fail, even though she always walked to work no matter the weather. She had a hard life but made the best of every situation. She always had a smile and said something funny to make you smile. Barb was strong, generous (except with her Pepsi), loving, kind and supportive. Barb considered everyone family.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Billy and granddaughter, Morgan Jean Hatcher.
She is survived by her son, Larry (Suzanne) Hatcher; daughter, Billie Jo Hatcher; sisters, Margie, Bonny and Cheryl; brothers, Bill, Kenneth, Clifford, Stephen and Daryl; grandchildren, Brenden, Jordan, Alexandria and Aurianna; numerous nieces and nephews and the many, many friends in Glasgow.
Barb you will be loved and missed and in all our hearts forever.
We know you are “FINE.”
Tuesday, May 24th 2016
Venice (Marlene) Johnson
Venice (Marlene) Johnson, age 82 of Glasgow, Montana passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital on May 24th, 2016.

Marlene was born on November 9, 1933 in Vernal, Utah to Ross and Venice Rooks. She attended and finished school in Rangely, Colorado. Marlene attended two years of college at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado where she studied to be a teacher for physical education.

As a child Marlene enjoyed horseback riding, playing with her dog, crocheting, embroidery and spending time with her family on the farm. On October 11, 1959 in Las Vegas, Nevada she married the love of her life, Donald Johnson. They lived in Vernal until moving to Gillette, Wyoming in 1968. Marlene and Donald spent 40 wonderful years together until Donald’s passing in 1999. They enjoyed bowling and spending their weekends camping together.

Marlene enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and playing pinochle. As well as taking care of her flowers and yard. She loved spending time with family and friends. Marlene was part of the United Blood Services for many years. She also loved going on bowling trips all over Wyoming with her grandson Michael.

Marlene was an independent spirit who fiercely loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother, Leo (Debra) Rooks of Vernal, Utah and their children Dylan, Dustin, Anjanette, and Ashlee; two sons, Brit (Jeannie) Johnson of Texas and Darin (Lori) Johnson of Denver Colorado; four grandchildren, JoAnna (Jake) Turner of Nashua, Michael Johnson of Nashua, David Johnson of Texas, and Liam Renner of Glasgow; five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Trevor Turner of Nashua, Makiah Johnson of Gillette and Nevaeh and Emma Johnson of Texas. As well as extended family Ann (Duane) Williams of Nashua and Billy McGee and his family Chris (Sierra) McGee and Shadyx and Scarlett.

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Johnson and her parents, Ross and Venice Rooks.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 with family receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. A graveside burial will take place at 1:00 PM at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette Wyoming on Friday, May 27th, 2016.
Monday, May 23rd 2016
Diane Helen (Lawrey) Thomas-Carey
Diane Helen (Lawrey) Thomas-Carey, 76, of Saint Marie, Montana passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Diane was born August 15, 1939 to William Charles and Evelyn Lucille (Jones) Lawrey in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of twelve she moved with her family to California.

She was an avid reader and loved animals. She enjoyed playing Dominoes with her friends in Saint Marie.

She is survived by her four children, Carl Reed Thomas, Lauri Ann Corn, William David Thomas, and Kathleen Lynn Thomas; six grandchildren, Tammy Thomas, Daniel Sanders, Steven Thomas, Joshua Sanders, Kira Thomas and Lucas Sanders; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that donations be made in Diane’s name to the Humane Society of America.
Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, Montana is assisting the family with arrangements.

Monday, May 23rd 2016
Donald "Smokey" LeRoy Stover
Donald "Smokey" LeRoy Stover, 81, Nashua, MT passed away May 19 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Glasgow, MT after having been recently diagnosed with cancer.

Born June 29, 1934, in Nashua, Smokey was the son of Raymond and Muriel (Keil) Stover. He was just 18 months old when his mother died, and his father died when he was ten. He was then raised by his grandparents, Jim and Alice Keil. Smokey attended Nashua schools, graduating in 1952.

Smokey began working for his uncle, Jim Keil, at age 16, in heavy equipment, a job he continued virtually throughout his life. He worked briefly in Texas as a seismographer when he was 19. He entered the US Army in 1957, serving two years as clerk/typist in Anchorage, AK. Following his discharge, he returned to his work with Uncle Jim. He held many road construction jobs, Valley County Road Department, self-employed contractor, Fort Peck Corps of Engineers, and, most recently, Kirkland Ranch Estates.

Smokey married Vivian Murch July 6, 1957, Nashua, and they raised their four children there. Smokey (nickname derived from the comic strip, Smokey Stover)
was very active in his community: longtime town council member, a chairman of the Nashua All-School Reunion committee since its inception, Nashua Sleighers, and a member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church.

A talented leather worker, Smokey was a lifelong New York Yankees fan. He was also a wonderful, loving husband, father, and grandpa, especially loving to tease those grands and great-grands. He was conversational and had many friends, who will miss him greatly.

Besides his parents and grandparents, Smokey was preceded in death by his brother Jim, and his in-laws, Dewey and Beatrice Murch, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Smokey is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Vivian. Also surviving him are his four children: Alice (Myron) Redfield, Karyn (Tim) Ahmann, Betty Barnett (Jim Gartside), and Larry (Tanya) Stover. His grandchildren are Logan (Justine) Redfield and Cole (Emily) Redfield; Nicole (Cody) Tofte, Chad (Jennifer) Cuddigan, and Brandon Cuddigan; Renee (Shawn) Sibley, Kyle (Cassie) Shipp, and Shaylin Barnett; Dawson and Houston Stover. Ten great-grandchildren also survive him, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

A viewing will be held Monday, May 23, at Bell Mortuary from 6-8 pm.

A celebration-of-life funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 24, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Nashua, at 11 am with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will follow at the Nashua Cemetery and a reception at the church. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Tuesday, May 17th 2016
Jean Hill Hansen
Jean Hill Hansen, age 87, passed away peacefully on May 16 at Prairie Ridge Village in Glasgow, Montana surrounded by her loving family.
Jean was the fourth child of Finnish immigrant parents from Hamilton, Montana, and was born on May 10, 1929 to Herman and Mary (Noponen) Hill in their home 3.5 miles west of Hamilton. Jean attended school in Hamilton, graduating in 1947 as valedictorian of her class. She received a scholarship to Cottey College in Nevada, MO and graduated in 1949 with an Associate of Arts degree in English.
In 1949 she went to work for the Montana Department of Public Welfare as a caseworker and was assigned to Valley County. Jean went on a date with Bob Hansen on New Year’s Eve 1949 and they were married October 27, 1950 in Hamilton at the German Lutheran Church. Five children were born to this union; William Robert, Mary Lillian, Laurie Jo, Kathryn Kay and Stephen Carl.
Jean was able to be a stay at home mom and busied herself with her children’s activities and community service. Among these were Parent Teachers Association, Cub Scout Leader, Lutheran Sunday school teacher, Lutheran Church Circle, Scotty Band Parents Supporter, 4-H Leader, Homemaker’s Club, P.E.O., Republican Women, Republican Central Committee and Bridge Clubs. Jean was very proud of being a 65-year member of P.E.O. Chapter U of Glasgow.
Jean was very proud of her Finnish heritage and exemplified “sisu” in every aspect of her life and instilled this characteristic in each of her children. A highlight of her life was a trip to Finland in 1987 to trace her genealogy and visit the villages where her parents were born.
Jean thoroughly enjoyed her seven grandchildren and attended many of their school and sports activities.
Jean is preceded in her death by her husband, Robert, in July 2001 and daughter in law, Margery (William), in October 1994. Jean is survived by her children, William Hansen (Karyn) of Phillipsburg, Mary L Hansen of Billings, Laurie J Hansen of Maplewood, MN, Kay Hansen Bitney (Bye) of Kalispell and Steve Hansen (Peggy) of Glasgow and her grandchildren Stephanie Dworak (Steve) of St. Louis Park, MN, Marina and Madison Hansen of Bozeman, MT, Andrea and Salomon Hansen of Glasgow, Katy and Carl Bitney of Kalispell and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation at Bell Mortuary Wednesday, May 18 from 6-8p.m.
There will be a celebration of Jean’s life at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow on May 19 at 10a.m. Memorials may be made to Cottey College, P.E.O. Foundation, First Lutheran Church of Glasgow or the charity of your choice.
Jean’s family is hoping there is bridge club in heaven!
Tuesday, May 17th 2016
Evelyn Wisecarver Scott
Evelyn Wisecarver Scott, 81, of Bedford, VA, passed quietly April 30, 2016 while on vacation in her beloved Montana.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall in Saint Marie. Donations in her name may be made to some of her favorite charities: Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, www.crazyhorsememorial.org; St. Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Road, Ashland, Montana 59003; St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main Street, Chamberlain, South Dakota 57325-0330; Habitat for Humanity, or just plant a tree in her memory.
Evelyn was born January 22, 1935 in Penniman, VA to Carlisle and Mina (Elliott) Wisecarver. She graduated from Rustburg High School, earned her Bachelors and Masters from Lynchburg College and received her Doctorate from the University of Virginia in1986.
She was married to Neil Scott also of Bedford, VA, for 25 years.
She taught in Bedford County Schools from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Moved to Montana in 1978 and taught on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation for approximately 20 years. After retiring she split her time between Montana and Virginia.
Evelyn was a Reiki Master and a teacher, she was a long standing member of the Lions Club. She greatly enjoyed playing Mexican Train (dominoes) with family and friends in both states.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Shelly (John) Lee Woodridge and Sharon (James) Preston Jones; son, Shearl (Joyce) Laird Scott; grandchildren, Clifton B. ( Kelly) Woodridge, Gabrielle P. (Brandon) Rich, Cari W. (Heath) Moore, Neil Reynolds, and James E. Jones III; great-grandchild, Rosemary N. Preston; sister, Ann W. Wisecarver; brother, Charlie (Jeanette) Wisecarver; numerous nieces, nephews family and friends.
Proceeding her in death are her parents, three brothers and a sister.
Monday, May 16th 2016
Arnold (Arnie) E. Stumvoll
Arnold (Arnie) E. Stumvoll, 83, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with his loving wife and family by his side.

Funeral services for Arnold E. Stumvoll will be held Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at St Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, followed by interment at the Highland Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:00 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Parish.

Arnold was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Underwood, ND to Frank and Agnes (Krenz) Stumvoll. He was raised in Max, North Dakota and graduated from Max High School in 1951. Arnie married his best friend and the love of his life, Viola (Vicky) Ulrich, of Underwood, on June 27, 1956. They would have been married 60 years this year. To their union five children were born: Dean (Sally) Stumvoll, Oakton, VA.; Robert (Barbara) Stumvoll, Libby, MT.; Barbara (Fred) Willis, Billings, MT.; Elizabeth (Breck) Probst, Tuttle, OK.; Jacqueline (Patrick) Murphy, Oklahoma City, OK.

Arnie and Vicky meet when Vicky would go to her grandparent’s farm during the summer. Vicky’s grandparents lived a short distance from Arnie’s parents, so they knew each other when they were young. Vicky’s uncle Denise and Arnie were friends for many years, so when Arnie was batching he managed to show up at Vicky’s grandparents’ house just in time for dinner. Vicky’s grandmother Helen always felt that they would make a wonderful match!

After many years working on the farm and dairy business in North Dakota, Clarence Freise and Arnie decided to purchase a bakery business in Glasgow, MT. Than in April 7, 1970 Arnie and two partners opened Arnie’s Electric and in 1980 Arnie and Vicky bought out his partners and continued to extend Arnie’s and Vicky’s existing life partnership to now also include a business partnership. Even though Arnie retired in 1996 he continued to enjoy his time with Bob (who bought out Arnie’s Electric) and Stumvoll Electric. He lived his life with commitment and integrity to God, his family, his friends and the community.

He loved to hunt & camp with family and friends, work in the yard, play cards, a Sunday drive with his family and a cold glass of chocolate milk. One of his greatest hobbies was making furniture out of wood for his kids and grandkids. We all have a beautiful piece of furniture that he crafted with his own hands.

While we deeply mourn his untimely passing and search for understanding, we are thanking God for what his life meant to us. He gave us all he had. He was a wonderful provider, a deeply loving husband and loving father to both his wife Vicky and their children. Arnie and Vicky raised their children to be loving, compassionate, and respectful people. His motto was “Life is good.” He was fierce in his love and protection of his family and friends. For all those whom his passion and kindness touched, we are grateful. He loved helping others. No matter how you came to know him, he left a mark on you in some way.

Arnie was a man who had been a light in so many lives. He was half of the couple that proved that true love didn’t just exist in fairy tales. He was a hero to many and a man that changed so many lives for the better. He was a man who epitomized what it was to fight for what you want, what you have and what you need but also reassured you that you would never fight alone, as long as he was there.

We were blessed to call him husband, dad, grandpa and friend. We will spend forever remembering him, missing him, and NEVER forgetting how blessed we were having him in our lives. We love you and until we meet again.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Stumvoll, Agnes Pflipsen and Hubert Pflipsen; grandson Joshua Stumvoll; brother-in-law and friend Don Kostelecky.

Survivors include his loving wife, Vicky; 5 children, Dean (Sally) Stumvoll of Oakton, Virginia, Robert (Barbara) Stumvoll of Libby, Montana, Barbara (Wm. Fred) Willis of Billings, Montana, Elizabeth (Breck) Probst of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Jacqueline (Pat) Murphy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 14 Grandchildren, Ryan Stumvoll, Ashley Stumvoll, Brittany Stumvoll, Haley Stumvoll, Justin (Abi) Stumvoll, Katie (Brendon) Byrne, Rick (Amy) Stumvoll, Mike (Melanie) Willis, Angie ( Doug )Just, Brandy Schaffer, Eli Probst, Wyatt Probst, Katelynn Murphy, Lexi Murphy; five siblings - Alice (Phil) Moon, Rosemary Bratten, Judy (John) Reading, Doris Moore, and Dwight (Shelley) Pflipsen; Sister-in-law Lucy Kostelecky ; Brother-in-law Alfred (Barb) Ulrich and many cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Monday, May 16th 2016
Eva Marie Stohl
Eva Marie Stohl, 92, passed away May 12, 2016 at Valley View Home with loved ones at her side.
Eva was born on March 10, 1924 on their homestead in Tampico, Montana. She was raised in Tampico with her siblings and parents Guillaume and Marie (Van Hamme) DeMessemaker.
In 1945, Eva married Irven Stohl of Nashua, Montana. They moved to Hungry Horse, Montana and raised two daughters, Cynthia “Cyndie” and Nancy. While their children were still young, they moved back to Nashua. They later divorced, and Eva remained in Nashua for many years before moving to Glasgow. She resided at Valley View Home for over eleven years.
Eva loved puttering outside with flowers in her garden, and also enjoyed boating and catching the biggest fish. She worked on many crafts and delighted in playing cards, bingo and bridge with the ladies of her community. She took pride in having women come to her home where she offered perms and haircuts, and also worked for the Glasgow Credit Bureau and Glasgow Flower Shop where she created beautiful arrangements. Eva was a member of the Garden Club and Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Nashua. She enjoyed telling the story about her father and surviving his journey on the Titanic.
Eva is survived by her two daughters Cyndie (Don) Sonsteng of Butte, and Nancy (Sam) Ohlson of Fort Peck; grandchildren Gina (John) Christie, Kathy (Mike) McGrath, Beth (Mark) Salusso all of Butte, Tracie (Daryl) Moats of Great Falls, Zac Ohlson of Glasgow and Greg Ohlson of Billings; great-grandchildren Kyle Christie, Sidney Christie, Derek McGrath, Kole McGrath, Brooke McGrath, Franki Salusso, Berkli Salusso, Sawyer Salusso all of Butte, Darby Moats of Great Falls; great-great grandchild Axton McGrath of Butte; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Guillaume and Marie; brother Bill and sister-in-law Joyce DeMessemaker; sister Rachael and brother-in-law Tom Pugh, sister Esther and brother-in-law Bob Nelson; and nephews Donnie DeMessemaker and Thomas Pugh III.
Memorial Service will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Bonnie Novak officiating. Internment will take place at Highland Cemetery, with a reception following at the Mortuary. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Bell Mortuary, and family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 pm.
We take comfort knowing she is at peace.
Tuesday, May 10th 2016
William "Bill" Kuki
William “Bill” Kuki, 74, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Park Place Nursing Home of complications from brain tumors.
Bill was born on June 30, 1941 in Butte, MT to Erick and Ina (Salo) Kuki. When Bill was a small child, the family moved to the Salo farm south of Hinsdale, MT. Bill attended grade school in Hinsdale and graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1959. Bill attended college at Northern Montana College for a year, before embarking in a career in road construction as a heavy equipment operator. Bill had a special talent for operating heavy equipment and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 400. Early in his career, Bill met the love of his life, Louise Zeiger. Bill swept Louise off her feet and they were married on September 28, 1964. Bill and Louise traveled the Big Sky Country following the road construction jobs to wherever Bill’s talents were needed. In 1978 Bill was the champion of the Montana Heavy Equipment Safety Rodeo competition.
In his spare time, Bill assisted his dad on the family farm. After the death of his father, he took over the family farm and began working for the Valley County road department. Bill’s employment with the road department lasted 18 years until his retirement. Bill continued to farm and work as a gas well pumper for Nobel Energy. Bill enjoyed being out in the country every day checking on the gas wells to ensure they were operating correctly.
Bill and Louise had three daughters, Michelle, Lynn, and Denise. Lynn passed away in 1976 in a tragic farm accident. Denise passed away in 2013 in a car accident. Bill’s family were the focal point of his life and he was a special figure in the lives of his grandchildren. Bill enjoyed taking his grandkids out to the reservoir to hunt for turtles and frogs, as well as other adventures. Bill welcomed hunters to his farm and took great pleasure in watching his grandkids and family hunt. Michelle and her kids looked forward to the annual hunting trips each year. Bill also enjoyed teaching his grandson, Christian, about mechanics. There were no shortages of projects on the farm and the two enjoyed doing whatever needed to be done.
In 2010 Bill was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Bill recovered from the surgery and went onto live normally. In 2014, Bill and Louise sold the family farm and moved to Sun Prairie Estates, near Great Falls, so they could be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.
In March of this year, Bill was diagnosed with new brain tumors, which after a brief battle, took his life. Bill lived life to the fullest and his family was the love of his life.
Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, Louise; his daughter Michelle (James) Neumann. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Christian, Emily, and Ericka Neumann, and Kasey and Lacee Kuki. He is also survived by many close friends and extended family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Erick and Ina Kuki; and his daughters, Lynn and Denise.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1226 1st Avenue North, Great Falls.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, MT.
Monday, May 9th 2016
W. Udell Miller
Funeral services for W. Udell Miller will be held Friday May 13th at 2:00pm at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. Internment will follow at the Highland Cemetery.

W. Udell Miller, age 79, passed away in the early morning hours on May 6, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Udell was born November 29, 1936 in Poplar to Erwin and Esther (Brown) Miller. He was raised in Fort Peck and schooled in Fort Peck and Glasgow, graduating from Glasgow High School in 1955. He married Karen Marie Wolden on August 24, 1960 and had three children, twin sons Stevin and Kevin and daughter Danette. Karen passed away in September 1984. In August of 1991 he married Judy Pointer.

Udell attended school through the eighth grade in Fort Peck and then to Glasgow High School. While in high school he excelled in athletics playing football and basketball for the Scotties. He was on the basketball team that finished as state runner-up in 1953 to Helena during the statewide Big 16 conference. He was also on the basketball team that returned to the state tournament a couple years later. Udell’s best sport was baseball. Udell was the winning pitcher in the 1954 Montana State Legion baseball championship in which he pitched nearly two full nine-inning games back-to-back in order to capture the state title for Fort Peck. When not on the mound he was the team shortstop. He continued to play softball for many years, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Udell began work for the Montana Power Company in April 1957 where he worked as a lineman until his retirement in 1988. After retirement he did some meter reading for Montana Power in Glasgow. Retirement allowed him the freedom to enjoy traveling, spending winters in Arizona, fishing and hunting and family activities with kids and grandkids. He spent countless hours with family at Fort Peck camping, fishing and waterskiing. He spent time fishing with his wife Judy and for the last many years he was a very reliable fishing partner with his sons. He rarely missed an opportunity or declined an invitation to go fishing and will be greatly missed as a boat passenger and fishing partner.

He was also an avid hunter of big game and upland game birds. He continued to enjoy every opportunity in the fall to be outdoors satisfied with just being able to spend time in a vehicle motoring through the remote landscape of Valley County where the deer, elk and sharp tail grouse were located. To the end he always had the exceptional ability to use his shotgun to knock a fleeing game bird out of the air.

When he wasn’t outdoors, he could always be found watching all of his grandchildren’s school, church and sporting events. He also coached his son’s youth baseball teams for many years.

At his home in Glasgow, Udell and Judy took great pride in their beautifully landscaped yard. They spent many hours during the summer maintaining an extensive back yard filled with a variety of flowers, plants and decorations. He always had a project of some form around the yard including feeding the birds and rabbits. To the very end the man was not idle and would not have it any other way. The morning and afternoon coffee groups were an important part of his daily routine.

He also enjoyed many family gatherings and produced a successful family reunion in Fort Peck for large group of local and distant relatives in 2012. He was a proud grandpa at his granddaughters’ weddings and at the arrival of his three great grandchildren. He loved those kids and spent as much time as he had available entertaining and playing with them. He was an exceptionally proud grandpa of all his grand and great grandchildren.

Udell was preceded in death by his parents Erwin and Ester Miller, and his wife Karen Miller.

Udell is survived by his wife Judy, his three children, Stevin Miller of Fort Peck, Kevin Miller of Glasgow and Danette Borgen of Glasgow, son in law, Verlin Borgen, brother Conrad (Sharon) Miller of Lakewood, CO, sister Doloris (Ken) Tintinger of Helena, MT, brother Roger (Lorna) Miller of Rochester, MN, grandchildren Whitney (Jason) Tatafu of Glasgow and their daughters, Finley and Kila, Blair (Matthew) Tomsheck of Sunburst and their son Kelden, Darbi (Brandon Hansard) Borgen of Glendive, brother in law George Fairclough of Glasgow, nieces Janice Dix of Glasgow and Sandra Gallagher of Renton WA and nephew Mike Fairclough of Glasgow, step children Gayna Watson and her sons Chris Wallem and Eric Wallem, Kelly Fogg of Bozeman and her son Michael Fogg, son in law Woody Fogg of Bozeman, Tom (Leah) Pointer of Billings and their children Tyler and his son Brayden, Karli and Jacey, Sean (Beth) Pointer of Great Falls and their children Carrie and Colton, and Kathryn (Curtis) Eaton of Huston, TX, and their daughter Taylor, Cap Czyzeski of Lake Havasu, AZ, Dorothy (Don) Egosque of Miles City along with numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Monday, May 9th 2016
Harvey "Lloyd" Jones
Harvey “Lloyd” Jones, 83, passed away May 7, 2016, at his home in Hinsdale.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 12th, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at the Methodist Church in Hinsdale.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hinsdale High School, with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating. Burial will follow at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. A luncheon will follow burial.

Lloyd was born on October 16, 1932 to Harvey and Marion (Gaasch) Jones, in Hinsdale, Montana. He married Evelyn Weed September 26, 1953 in Big Fork, Montana. They had four children; Debbi, Lorri, Michael and Chuck. Evelyn was the love of his life for 62 years.

At eight years old he stayed at the dugout for six weeks with Albert Chesterson, scattering bulls and keeping the strays out. His summers were spent up north riding with the “old cowboys.”

Lloyd spent two years in Big Fork Montana working as a logger for his father-in-law. He worked at the Glasgow Air Force Base as a masonry concrete foreman until the base closed in 1968. He then became a carpenter until he was able to pursue his lifelong dream of being a rancher.

Lloyd graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1952. Was an avid Raider fan and attended all eight state tournaments the Raiders ever played in.

He loved ranching, gardening, his grandchildren, sports and telling old time stories.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughters, Debbi Sjostrom and Lorri (Corby) Palm; sons, Michael (Teresa) Jones and Chuck (Angie) Jones; grandchildren Kipp Sjostrom, Amy (Brian) Sjostrom, Cody (Tina) Palm, Josh (Miranda) Palm, JoLysa Jones, Hannah Jones, Jade Jones, Wrangler Jones, Ryder Jones, Layna Jones, A’Aligha Jones, Nikiyah Jones, Milo Jones, Taz (Kendra) Jones, Cierra (Jeff) Jones, Savannah (Austin) Staley, Jacob (Lexie) Jones and Evie Jones; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes (John) Mogan, Dorothy Flickinger, Opal (Jay) Rosendahl, Joan (Jim) Dimsdale, Alma (Terry) Hering and Julanne Gauger; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey (Leona) Jones; mother, Marion (Johnny) Porteen; special parents, Bob and Alice McElvain and Frank Lock; and brothers-in-law, Flick Flickinger and Stan Christianson.
Monday, May 9th 2016
Richard D. Hibl
Richard D. Hibl passed away peacefully at his winter home in Cordes Lakes, Arizona on February 15, 2016. Born September 20, 1940 at the Dale Hospital in Poplar, Montana to Adolph and Martha Hibl, Richard’s love of Montana’s Roosevelt and Valley Counties and his hometown of Poplar ran deep. He also loved his Arizona community, finding kindred spirits at the 50’s Diner crowd and caring for his trees, roses and cacti that thrived in Yavapai County’s mild weather.

Richard graduated Poplar High School in 1958 and shortly after entered the Army Reserve, serving from September 1959 through August 1964. After his service in the Army Reserve, Richard started a long career making a living as roustabout on oil fields, driving big fuel rigs and farming. Richard cited “paying off the loan on the farm” as his biggest accomplishment along with establishing a trust benefitting Cardiac Care at St. Vincent Healthcare.

Living in Reno, Nevada is his brother, Ed. Pre-deceasing Richard are his parents and other four siblings – Mary Hibl Lowe Deschine, Alice Hibl Thorsen, Robert Hibl, and Dorothy Hibl Gross. Although Richard isn’t married, his family includes 17 nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at St. Raphael Parish, Glasgow, Montana on May 18 at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation, Billings, MT.

Arrangements are by David’s Desert Chapel, Wickenburg, AZ.

Monday, May 9th 2016
Robert (Bob, Bobby) Eugene Rennick, Jr.
Glasgow, Montana native Robert (Bob, Bobby) Eugene Rennick, Jr., the oldest son of Donna (Nelson) and Robert Rennick, Sr., was born May 10, 1967, and died at his home May 1, 2016.

Bob embraced life and education. His first diploma is displayed at the Valley County Pioneer Museum from the Shirley Buechler Kindergarten 1973. He continued attending Glasgow schools, graduating from Glasgow High School with the class of 1985. Always cheerful and eager to please, Bob did well academically and excelled in speech, drama, and music activities. Then it was off to Northern Montana College, Havre, where he continued his involvement in both academics and extra-curriculars, receiving his Bachelor’s in 1989. He later received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from NMC in 2009.

His professional career began in the fall of 1989 in Winifred, Montana, where he remained for nine years, loving the grades 7-12 English, drama, speech, and photography students and the community. Although finding it difficult to leave, strong familial responsibility drew him back to Glasgow and GHS the fall of 1998, teaching first in a variety of grades 9-12 English classes and later serving as counselor, his position at the time of his retirement in 2014. He was also employed professionally by the Fort Peck Community College, Poplar, teaching English and psychology courses in the outreach program. The welfare of his students, academically and emotionally, was the uppermost in his mind, always hoping through caring concern that their lives might be better for having encountered him.

Mr. Rennick spent much time on his extra-curricular activities, first as a participant and then as a speech and drama coach, cementing many solid relationships throughout Montana. He kept in regular contact with many of his former students and colleagues, most of them not realizing how dire his physical condition had become.

He received recognition from a variety of professional organizations; he was a practical (never mean-spirited) joker, and was so looking forward to voting for a Democratic president this fall. His musical tastes were eclectic. He traveled the NW attending concerts. He loved movies and plays; he was a loyal Scottie! He laughed and he cried, both with ease.

Having been first diagnosed with diabetes as a high school sophomore, the disease plagued him the rest of his life. He began dialysis treatment in Poplar, MT in June of 2011, a three-times-weekly trek of 150 miles roundtrip. Only the very first time did someone travel with him. He eventually succumbed to the disease. Disease and suffering were not a stranger to Bob, having nursed both of his parents prior to their deaths. He had actually begun heath care as an aide at Valley View Nursing Home as a teenager.

Among Bob’s jobs outside of school were Quick-N-Tasty, College RA, house sitting, Glacier National Park, cafes in Shelby and Winifred, Valley Cinemas, and more.

Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his grandparents; brother, Tim, who then resided with him and a host of extended family and friends.

Bob is survived by his brother, Joe of Glasgow; paternal aunt, Harriet (Roy) Keough of Havre; maternal aunt, Marie Hobby of Marietta, Georgia; numerous cousins and their families and a number of very close friendships (Bill, Teresa, Jared, Brandt, Eva, Bruce, Mrs. R., et.al.) Rusty and Maddie, his beloved canine companions, miss him. We all do.

Services for Bob will be held Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 1:00 PM Evangelical Church in Glasgow, Montana. Refreshments will be served following the service. Inurnment will take place at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, Montana.
Monday, May 9th 2016
Cheryl Lynn Jakanoski Erickson
Cheryl Lynn Jakanoski Erickson, 63, passed away May 5th at her home in Billings MT.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10th, 2015 at Bell Mortuary, in Glasgow, Montana, with a luncheon to follow.

Cheryl was born in Glasgow MT to John and Nadine Jakanoski, the second of 5 children. She grew up on the family wheat farm southeast of Glasgow, liked to be outdoors, and loved the horses and cows as a child. She went to one room Newton School until grade 7, and later graduated from Glasgow High School in 1970. Cheryl went to college and became a registered nurse, working at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. She did many things as a nurse, including labor and delivery, and working at the OB/GYN clinic for Dr. Lawrence Palazzo. Her empathy and caring for patients, paired with her intelligence, made her a valuable nurse as well as endearing her to many she cared for.

In 1975, she married Dan Maag of Glasgow. They later divorced, and she married Lynn Sather in 1981. Together they adopted their daughter from South Korea, Jana Marie Sather. After many years of marriage, they too divorced. Cheryl moved to Havre, where she worked in public health, and also in a clinic. Here, she met Max Erickson, and they married after growing to love each other. He owned Beaver Creek Golf Course in Havre, and also worked at DA Davidson. Cheryl no longer worked as a nurse, but joined him in helping run the golf course, pro shop, etc. She beautified the outside with flowers and landscaping, and cooked for events. It kept her busy until Max retired from DA Davidson, and they moved to Billings in 2012, eventually selling the golf course. Max soon took on a job at Lithia Toyota, perfectly suited to his personable and gregarious personality. Cheryl helped her youngest sister, Lana, with her two daughters Brynn & Savannah, taking them to or from school, and enjoyed her time with them.

Cheryl loved to garden, was artistic, a great cook, an exceptionally thoughtful gift giver, and a caring nurse. We take comfort knowing she is at peace.

Cheryl is survived by her husband, Max Erickson; daughter, Jana Sather; mother, Nadine Jakanoski; sister, Paula Hicks (Andy); brother, Mark Jakanoski; brother, Scott Jakanoski (Kim); sister, Lana Koch (Jamie); nieces, Leah Miller (Nate), Bridget Sholley (Justin), Brynn Feldman, Savannah Feldman; great nieces, Tatumn Sholley, Tessa Miller and great nephews, Vaughn Miller, Bo Sholley, and Tucker Sholley, as well as several cousins.

"I have passed the mountain peak and my soul is soaring in the firmament of complete and unbounded freedom; I am in comfort. I am in peace"

Friday, May 6th 2016
Dylan Tressler Shanks
Dylan Tressler Shanks
May 1, 2016
VICTOR, Idaho — On Dec. 23, 1985, Jan and Frank Shanks received an early Christmas gift with the arrival of Dylan Tressler Shanks. Dylan spent his early childhood years in Glasgow and was an active and talented athlete in multiple sports (excelling in baseball!). His family eventually moved to Columbus, where he graduated from high school. During his adolescence and high school years, his athletic focus changed from traditional sports to developing a true appreciation and enjoyment of the solace provided while spending time in nature. Snowboarding became a passion that he continued to enjoy at every opportunity, especially in the backcountry.

Hiking, camping, fishing and spending time on the water were cherished times for Dylan. Dylan became intrigued with the home brewing process of beer and this interest became a career path that engaged his amazing creativity and allowed him to experience incredible personal success in the artisan brewing world, working as a lead brewer for Red Lodge Ales and most recently at Wildlife Brewing in Victor, Idaho. Dylan’s outgoing personality and crazy sense of humor endeared him to countless friends of all ages throughout Montana and his new Idaho home.

On April 25, 2016, a new star appeared in the early morning sky as Dylan left his earthly home to watch over the family and friends that love him dearly. He leaves behind his loving parents of Red Lodge; brothers, Paige Shanks (Rebecca) of Bozeman and Mason Shanks (Jami Lindgren) of Billings; nephew, Porter Shanks of Bozeman; grandmother, Gloria Shanks of Glasgow; Uncle, Leo Shanks (Lori) of Roundup; aunts, Melody Lind (Jim) of Polson, Jacquie Tressler Budde (Michael) of Bozeman, Jill Tressler of Bozeman, and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and last but not least, his always faithful canine companion, Sesi. He joins his departed loved ones, grandparents, Frank Shanks Sr. and Byron and Lois Tressler.

A celebration of Dylan’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m., May 7, at Red Lodge Ales in Red Lodge. Please come and share your memories of this very special man with his family and friends.

Cheers!

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.

Friday, April 29th 2016
Elizabeth "Betty" Heffner
Elizabeth “Betty” Heffner, 90, of Glasgow left to be with the angels April 27, 2016.

A Memorial Service will be held at Bell Mortuary on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Deacon Ed Malone officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Betty was born July 7, 1925 in Karlsruhe, North Dakota. She was one of 13 children.

Betty married LeRoy Klimple in 1943 and they had three children; Larry in 1944, Diane in 1947, and Gary in 1950. She then married Jack Kremer in 1950 and had four more children; Dennis in 1951, Loretta in 1953, Patrick in 1955 and Jeff in 1962.

She lived in Velva, North Dakota until 1995. She then relocated to Glasgow for the remainder of her life. Betty worked in food service all of her life and was an amazing cook. She cooked at Emil’s Coffee Shop, Star Lanes, Knutsen’s Nursing Home, and Souris Valley Care Center.

She loved gardening, started at a young mother in Velva, North Dakota and continued after her children grew up. She would share vegetables with her children and grandchildren until her late 80’s. She grew a community garden next to Nemont Retirement Home, where she continued to donate vegetables to Nemont, and share with friends and family.

Betty is preceded in death by five brothers, Thomas, Joseph, Bruno, Jacob and Bennie; five sisters, Lena, Mary, Francis, Katie and Myrtle, and sons, Larry and Gary.

She is survived by sisters, Rose of Great Falls, Montana and Pauline of Minot, North Dakota; daughters, Diane of Glasgow, Montana and Loretta (Steve) of Helena, Montana; sons, Pat (Maggie) and Jeff both of Velva, North Dakota and Dennis of Sherman, Texas; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She and her sense of humor will be missed.
Wednesday, April 27th 2016
Jake Schweigert, Jr.
Jake Schweigert, Jr. of Glasgow, MT died April 25, 2016 at Faith Nursing Home in Wolf Point, MT. He was born May 30, 1940 in Harlan, KY to Jake and Virgie (Tipton) Schweigert.

A funeral service will be held Friday, May 6th at Bell Mortuary, in Glasgow, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jay Ashbaucher officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are Samatha, Taylor and Tyler Schweigert.

Jake was a long time resident of Glasgow, MT. He worked for Markles and Oakland’s TV and Appliance. He owned Schweigert’s Appliance repair and J & C Auto in Glasgow.

Jake had many interests. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, he was a good marksman and liked to do taxidermy. He was a self-taught saddle and tack maker and enjoyed painting and art.

He is survived by his mother, Virgie Schweigert of Wolf Point; sister, Reney (Bob) Carter of Glasgow; children, Darrell Schweigert of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mitchell (Julie) Schweigert of Miles City, Lori (Perry) Hinton of New Carlisle, Indiana, Les Schweigert; daughter-in-law, Jenny Schweigert; grandkids, Samatha, Taylor and Tyler of Fargo, North Dakota; nephews, Steve Carter and his family of San Diego, California, Gary Carter and Shawn Carter of Billings.

Jake is preceded in death by his father, Jake Schweigert, Sr.; Diane (Susag) Schweigert; and niece, Susan Kay Carter.
Tuesday, April 26th 2016
Patricia Ann Baker
Patricia Ann Baker went to walk the streets of heaven and sing with the angels on April 21, 2016. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

Patricia was born January 26, 1950 to Donald and Audrey McNulty. She was the second born of five daughters. The connection she had with her sisters was always strong and they meant the world to her. She attended school in Nashua, MT. She married the love of her life, Robert Baker, on September 21, 1967. Together they resided in Lustre on the Baker family farm and raised four children, Jamie, Rob, Jason and Trisha.

Patricia enjoyed music and singing, gardening and yardwork, and attending every school function and sporting event that her children participated in. She was actively involved in her church and worked hard to get it rebuilt after a fire destroyed the original building. Her gentle heart and her sweet smile will be remembered by all who were blessed to be a part of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Baker; her daughter, Jamie Baker Reum (John) of Wolf Point; her son Rob Baker (Andrea) of Wolf Point; her son Jason Baker of Wolf Point; her daughter Trisha Baker Payer (Jason) of Forsyth; her grandchildren Ashlee, Layne, Ty, (Jamie); Kailen, Alyson, Jaeleigh,(Trisha); Brendan and Braylee(Rob); one great granddaughter, Brooklyn Skye (Ashlee); her sisters Sandra McNulty, Debra Partridge, Tami McNulty Corner and Kelly McNulty; her mother-in-law Lilly Baker; her loving nieces and nephews, in-laws and numerous other relatives.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Donald McNulty and Audrey McNulty, her father-in-law Lloyd Baker and her granddaughter, Alyssa Baker Synan.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Lustre EMB Church on Friday, April 29 at 2:00pm. A burial will follow at the EMB Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Montana 3010 11th Ave N Billings MT 59101.

Wednesday, April 20th 2016
Llyod G. "Bud" Shuman
Lloyd G. ‘Bud’ Shuman, age 79, of Helena
September 25, 1936 – April 18, 2016

Bud passed away, surrounded by loved ones, at his home late on April 18th.

Bud was born on September 25, 1936 to Evron and Maxine Shuman in Poplar, MT. He was raised in Wolf Point, MT, where he grew up as the son of the sheriff of Roosevelt County. From high school he enrolled in the Navy, where he played football for the Navy unit and fought in the Korean War. From there, he continued his education at Western Montana College in Dillon MT. There Bud became a four year starter and Hall of Fame football player, which earned him an invite to try out for the Chicago Bears under legendary coach George Halas.

Bud’s true passions in life were family, friends, and football (in no particular order)! When it came to family, Bud was a true hero in the sense of living life to the fullest. There was no shortage of impact felt in the day-to-day shenanigans in the Shuman household. Whether it be from tormenting his children for a day of education, or letting the family bird loose on his wife. Brotherly love requires many talents. According to Edna, the eldest sister, Bud was marvelous in this field. Upon orders from mom (Maxine), Bud reluctantly took the girls to the movies. Where he proceeded to make them walk and sit in the front row. “Mom, he needs a spanking” Edna would suggest.

“I loved him” says JoAnn. “I remember having a deal with him in college, he would get me a date if I did his homework” jokes JoAnn. “Needless to say, the homework was for nothing, I met the love of my life on Christmas break, away from college”.

The youngest sister Margaret speaks of Bud’s loving side with tears of joy. Margaret’s daughter Margo, who was born with a disability, was something everyone was unsure about. With a fear of difference, Margo confronted Lloyd with a gentle tap on his knee, and it was game over. “He has never put her down since”, recalls Margaret. Kaden, Bud’s first born grandson, was lucky enough to spend time with his papa before he had his stroke. Bud and Kaden would venture off at 9:00 in the morning only to return with a fresh haircut, a container of Pringles, and a Gatorade.

Bud was and will always be a huge supporter of the local football teams. For over 15 years he served as a board member and president of Helena Small Fry Football where he was a major contributor of the mass talent to come out of our Capital City. Boe and Jason, Bud’s two sons, want to remind all the youth football players, that while they are getting all their equipment in those sheds, to remember Bud Shuman, the reason they get to play the great sport of football in the town of Helena.

Bud was a member of many organizations through his years. Shriners and Elks club were just some of the many, but Bud’s favorite was the BS Club.
Bud will forever live on through his sons, Boe (Kami) and Jason (Kris). He is survived by his wife, Judy; and his sisters, Edna (Gene) Songer of Spokane WA, JoAnn (Dick) Miller of Glasgow MT, Margaret (Jim) Thomas of Helena MT, and daughter, Laurie Davis. Bud is also survived by his grandchildren, Kaden, Carson, Mackenzie, Lantz, and Bearek; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and too many friends to list. He was preceded in death by his father, Evron, his mother, Maxine, and son, Rusty Shuman.

A Memorial Service celebrating Lloyd’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Avenue, Helena. A reception will follow the memorial service at the Fort Harrison Service Club at Fort Harrison. Please visit below to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Bud.

Monday, April 18th 2016
Annie Lourine Feberwee Terwilliger
Annie Lourine Feberwee Terwilliger, 91, died of natural causes Thursday, April 14 in the Malta Hospital.

Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. A reception at the Malta Lutheran Church will follow the graveside services. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Annie was born October 10, 1924 in Forks, Montana to Peter Louis Feberwee and Johanna (Vleeming) Feberwee. She grew up on a farm near Malta and attended schools at Strater and Malta. She married Nile Benson Terwilliger on February 16, 1941 and they began marriage life on the old Leo Geeting place.

Roger Gene and Nancy Ann were born in Malta. The family moved to Medicine Lake where Nile worked at the Fish and Wildlife Refuge. Ronnie Lee and Norma Jean were born in Plentywood. They lived in Medicine Lake for several years and then moved to Bainville where Nile was Chief of Police. In 1954, they moved back to the Strater Community and Nile worked for the Rube Thompson ranch. In 1958, the family moved to a small place east of Malta where they lived for many years. All four children graduated from Malta High school.

After moving to Malta, Annie worked at the Vallee Cleaners and at the Maltana Motel. Nile and Annie started their own janitorial service which they operated for several years. Annie cleaned the First State Bank until her retirement. She enjoyed making various cookies, breads and candies to share with the bank personnel

While the boys were in FFA, they raised Black Angus cattle. Annie and Nile always had a wonderful garden and sold the produce to people in the community. Annie could be found each fall, canning various fruits and vegetables as well as making a variety of jellies and jams. She was a wonderful cook and her grandchildren enjoy coming to visit and having Grandma’s “rolls”.

Annie enjoyed the trips that she took with her sisters and several Terwilliger family reunions she attended with her daughters.

Annie is survived by sisters, Alma Hickel of Colusa, CA and Maryona (James) Cornell of Loma; Children Roger (Jan) Terwilliger of Townsend, Nancy Terwilliger-Grube of Missoula, Ronnie (Mary) Terwilliger of Post Falls, ID. and Norma Coulson of Cheyenne, WY. Grandchildren, Gena (Mike)Stimaze of Bozeman, MT; Shane (Sarah) Grube of West Yellowstone, MT; Deanna (Bret) Lewis of Darby, MT; Kevin (Juanita) Terwilliger of Oak Harbor, WA; Chris (Brandi) Terwilliger of Moscow, ID.; Stacey (Matt) Hammock of Cheyenne, WY; and Janetta (Chris) Bowey of Cheyenne, WY. Other survivors include great-grandchildren Martin and Sierra Grube; Casey and Trevor Terwilliger.

She is preceded in death by her parents: Peter and Johanna Feberwee, husband Nile Terwilliger, and sisters Walda Hungerford and Katherine Lund.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Margaret and Leonard Leader for their many years of friendship and caring for Annie. Special thanks to the Hungerford family for helping Annie by including her in activities, helping her at her home and helping clean the bank.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the “Give a Gift-Get a Lift” fund at the First State Bank P.O. Box 9101S. 1st. E, Malta, MT. 59538 for the purchase of a “sit-to-stand” lift for the Hi-Line Retirement Center to help loved ones who need this assistance.
Monday, April 18th 2016
Paul Zerbe
Paul Zerbe was born February 27, 1930 to William and Marie (Redekopp) Zerbe in Lustre, Montana. He passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, at his home on April 16, 2016, at the age of 86 after a short battle with stomach cancer. He accepted the Lord at the age of 13 during a revival meeting at the Lustre M.B. Church. He attended Lustre Country School through the 8th grade and went on to Prairie Bible School in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, his freshman year. He finished his high school years at Glasgow High School, graduating in 1949. He and his brother, Otto, had to return to Glasgow to finish high school and help with the family farm because of his father's illness.

In 1950, Paul and his brother Otto, went into the farm equipment business together in their dad's shop starting Zerbe Bros. Inc. In 1951, Paul attended a year at LeTourneau Tech in Longview, Texas, to study welding. While visiting his sister and family in Nebraska, he met Ferne Rousselle, and they were married June 18, 1952 in Culbertson, Nebraska. They had 3 children; Lynell, Galen, and Sherrie. Paul loved farming, especially harvest. He enjoyed driving the combine or grain cart. After retirement, in 1997, Paul and Ferne moved to Glasgow. Their winters were spent at Bibleville in Alamo, Texas working at Rio Grande Bible Institute. Paul was the local handy-man fixing everyone's plumbing problems.

Paul was a member of the M.B. Church and later transferred to the Evangelical Church in Glasgow. He was a school board member at LCHS and also a board member for the Valley County Refuge for many years.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Otto and Ludwig Zerbe, sister Lydia Laird, sister-in-laws; Joyce, Esther, Lorraine, and Marilyn Berg Zerbe, brother-in-laws; Ray Laird, Don Norris and Dell Buller, and a great grandson, Christian Gartside.

He is survived by his wife, Ferne of 63 1/2 years, son Galen (Karla) Zerbe, daughters; Lynell (Bob) Myers and Sherrie (Kurt) Campbell, grandchildren; Andrew Gartside, Paula Gartside, Chelsey (Jatin) Gandhi, Karissa Campbell, Jillian Campbell, Cpl. Kole Campbell, Taylor Zerbe, Janae Zerbe and Regan Zerbe, and three great grandchildren, a brother, Ben Zerbe, a sister, Lois Zerbe, sister-in-law, Marlene Zerbe and Evelyn Buller, brother-in-law; Duane (Marge) Rousselle, along with many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT. Visitation will be open from noon till 8:00 PM with family receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Services will be held Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Evangelical Church in Glasgow, MT. A luncheon will follow services at Evangelical Church. Burial is private.
Tuesday, April 12th 2016
Gerald "Jerry" Rasmusan
Gerald “Jerry” Claude Rasmusan, age 74, passed away Monday, April 11th, 2016, in Glasgow, Montana. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 15th, at the Glasgow Elks club at 5 pm. Please join the family and bring stories to share!

Jerry was born August 8, 1941, in Fairview, North Dakota to Clarence and Lorena Rasmusan. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1960. In June of 1961 he became certified in collision repair and refinishing from the General Motors Training Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In August 1961 he enlisted in the Army National Guards, and completed 8 years of service.

He married the love of his life, Clara Pehan, on August 17, 1963, in Glentana, MT. They made their home in Glasgow with their four children, JR, Larry, Terry, and Kerry. He owned and operated Jerry’s Body and Alignment and also worked as shop foreman at Newton Motors. He enjoyed spending the weekends camping, hunting, and fishing with his family and friends. He spent many years competing on bowling and pool leagues with his buddies. He was part of the Road Angels Car Club, an active Glasgow Elks Club member, and enjoyed evenings at the Hideway Bar with his “Hideaway Family”. One of his greatest joys in life involved traveling and supporting his children and grandchildren in all their sporting activities. He also loved the companionship of his many dogs through the years. Jerry & Clara celebrated 50 years of marriage with a gathering of family and friends in August 2013.

He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved wife Clara (August 2015). He is survived by his children: JR (Dawna) Rasmusan, Larry Rasmusan, Terry (Mandy) Rasmusan, & Kerry (Kory) Hentges; his grandchildren: Tasha (John), Torey (SaraAnn), Tyana, Devin, Dillen, Megan, DJ, Mylee, Kinsley, Erika, Travis, Jake, Krista, Nate, & Benson (great-grandchild). He is also survived by a sister, Arlene, cousin Helen Crater-Swanson, and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Tuesday, April 12th 2016
Monte W. Mavencamp
Monte W. Mavencamp, 80, a farmer/rancher, died Sunday, April 10, at Northern Montana Hospital.

The family will receive friends at 7 P.M., Thursday, April 14, at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, April 15 at the chapel. Interment will be in the Forks Cemetery at Whitewater. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Monte W. Mavencamp, born at Cole, Mt on November 25, 1935, the third son of Fred J & Helen (Carlson) Mavencamp. He became a lifetime farmer & rancher when he moved with his family in 1952 to Northeast Whitewater. Monte graduated from Whitewater High School in 1954. He helped his Dad and brothers with breeding sheep and raising chicken to sell as fryers at the local store in Saco. Monte also helped neighbors with hauling hay and drove the school bus his senior year of high school and later worked on the building of the old gym. He married Helen Arndt on November 27, 1957 and they had six children. He was a 4-H leader and on the board of the North Phillips County State Grazing District and also the Farmers Union Oil Co.

He is survived by Mary (Chet)Barnard of Hinsdale, Fred (Gail) Mavencamp of Malta, June Mavencamp of Malta, Jean Mavencamp of Malta, Charlene (Bob) Sunford of Saco and John Mavencamp of Whitewater. He was a grandfather to 14 grandchildren; Cindy, Tami, Wendy, Devin, Karly, Randi, Eric, Heather, Samantha, Justin, Jessica, Mikal, Chrystal & Mechaela; Great Grand Children; Allexis, Shane, Shelton, Orion, Abilgail, Mryacle, Taelynn, Paisley, Sierra, Cody & Jace; two brothers, Bud (Wilma) Mavencamp and Morris (Barby) Mavencamp; sister-in-law, Marion Frost.

Monte was preceded in death by his wife Helen Arndt Mavencamp, his parents Fred J & Helen Mavencamp; brother, Donald Mavencamp, & sister, Barbara Henderson.
Wednesday, April 6th 2016
Dorothy May Canen
A wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great-grandmother Dorothy May Canen (Young), 90, passed into glory on Thursday, March 31 and was reunited with the love of her life Lloyd Canen. Dorothy never cared to be in the spotlight but was always faithful in the Assembly of God Church working with children including her own. She will be looking at a lot of crowns in heaven for all the children’s lives she has impacted through her dedication. Her greatest desire was to see all her family accept Christ into their lives and live for Him. She faithfully prayed for each and every one daily. Dorothy was a stay-at-home wife and mother, truly a home administrator. She was her children’s strongest supporters and was always there as a comforter. In order to send all of her children to church summer camp, she would take in ironing. She always welcomed her children’s friends and there was never a dull moment especially on the farm. She loved having children around.

Her life began Sept. 14, 1925 on the prairie near Forward, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was born to Delbert and Anna Young. She always liked to tell people how her dad had to hike to a fire station to record her birth, the second oldest of 10 children. They moved many places, wherever her father could find work. She was often given the responsibility of taking care of her younger sisters. While her father was working on the dam, they had to run for their lives from the rising water when the dam broke. They ended up moving across the border to the U.S. and that is where Dorothy, as a 9 year old, met the love of her life, Lloyd Canen although not aware that she would marry him 7 years down the road. They were reunited and married June 21, 1942. They moved to California where Lloyd was stationed during World War II and there welcomed a daughter, Beverly, on Feb. 10, 1943, and a son, Leroy, on Jan. 27, 1945. They returned to the plains of Montana after Lloyd’s discharge from the army. They lived in an old homestead house north of where Lloyd’s family lived. While there, my mom became known as a “rake-wielding rattlesnake killing machine” killing 13 snakes that summer. In the fall of 1946, they moved to Glasgow. They lived in a few different places in and around Glasgow and welcomed a boy, Robert, on March 27, 1948. In 1950, they bought a house on the southside and there welcomed two sons, Roger on Sept. 29, 1955, and John on Dec. 3, 1957. In 1958, they bought some land west of Glasgow and built a house where they welcomed their last two children, May on May 1, 1960, and Diana on July 21, 1965. This is where Dorothy lived until her death.

Dorothy is survived by six children: Beverly Hancock (Kenny) of Fairmont City IL, Leroy Canen (Carolyn) of Hamilton MT, Roger Canen of Glasgow, John Canen (Gina) of Middletown NY, May O’Hara (Tim) of Maytown WA, and Diana Canen of Glasgow. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren: Ron Hancock and Barbara Hancock both of Granite City IL, Robert Canen of Glendive MT, Lisa Stanford of Darby MT, Shylah Bailey of Great Falls MT, Shane Smith of Columbia Falls MT, Parker Canen of Glasgow, Karl Canen of Hebron ND, Kurt Schultz of Great Falls MT, Sheila O’Hara of Long Beach CA, and Sean O’Hara and Sandra O’Hara of Maytown WA. She is survived by 20 great grandchildren: Cassee, Alyssa, Erica, Aaron, Alexander, Addie, Alden, Jennifer, Joe, Michael, Cheyann, LaBecce, Benjamin, Savanah, Adam, Makenna, Emily, Peyton, Kobe, and Kennerly. She is also survived by 6 great great grandchildren: Kaira, Lillee, Jacob, George, Brayden, and Mason. Dorothy is survived by two sisters Margaret Jimison of Conrad MT and Jean Bucher of Wishram WA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years Lloyd Canen, a son Robert, twin great grandsons Andrew Dow and Daniel William Canen, 6 brothers Ralph Young, twin brothers Britton and Louis Young, Raymond Young, William Young and Earl Young and one sister Myrtle Glaze.

Visitation for Dorothy will take place on April 5th, 2016 with family receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Bell Mortuary. Services will be April 6, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.
Friday, April 1st 2016
Wade James Brockmier
Wade James Brockmier, AKA “Nickel Wade”, age 50, passed away on March 30, 2016 at home in Glasgow, Montana.

Wade was born to Wesley Brockmier and Dorothy Friedrich on March 15, 1966 in Plentywood, Montana. He attended school there and graduated from Plentywood High School in 1984. Wade married Marisa Palazzo on July 18, 1997, and together, they made their home in Glasgow. He was the proud papa of Baby and Ally.

Wade was an enthusiastic member of the community and the Elk's Lodge, where he would often fill his afternoons with cards and friends. You could also find him at the Stockman's or Alley's shooting pooling and making people pay. He was always looking for a cause, having everyone's best interests at heart. Wade touched lives wherever he went. He was a rock - supporting and solid. Thinking of Wade, the words that come to mind are encouraging, generous, sly, trickster, Raider nation fan, friend, confidant, selfless, calm, wise, supportive, kind, compassionate, loved, genuine, consistent, dependable, vulnerable, strong, practical, judiciary, powerful, passionate cook, butterscotch jellybean aficionado, baseball card fanatic, Christmas in July participant, pet pig advocate, King of the "Roost", 4 Horsemen crusader.

Wade was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Alma Brockmier, Harold and Sophie Friedrich, Aunt Linda Halland, and Uncle Lyle Brockmier.

Survivors include his loving wife, Marisa, Parents Wes and Dot Brockmier, brother Clint (Tasha), nieces Amy and Emily, nephews Noah, Jeffrey, Nick, Zack, and Miles, Aunt Betty Craig, Aunt Vera and Uncle Tom Williford, in-laws Doc and Rosalie Palazzo, Larraine Eiland (Pete), Chris Palazzo, Gina Hirsch (Dave).

Remembrance and celebration of Wade’s life will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016. Family will receive friends for an open visitation beginning 1:00 PM. Services will began at 2:00 PM and will be officiated by Bud Heringer. Both will take place at Bell Mortuary. A reception will follow at the Glasgow Elks Lodge.

All of Wade's friends and family are his honorary urn bearers. In lieu of flowers please donate to the charity of your choice in Wade's name.

Wade, you will live on forever in our hearts.
Monday, March 28th 2016
Harold R. Sethne
HAROLD R. SETHNE, age 91, left this earthly world for his heavenly home on March 25, 2016. He passed away as peacefully as he lived, surrounded by his daughters.

Harold was born in Glasgow, Montana to Norwegian homesteaders Oscar and Clara (Nordrum) Sethne on August 9, 1924. His parents and siblings lived on his uncle Rangvald’s homestead in the Fuhrman community. In first grade he attended the North Fuhrman School and at age six his family moved to Glasgow. The family spent their weekends and summers at the farm. After graduating from Glasgow High School he attended college in Bozeman. As his father’s health declined he returned to the farm where he began his long career of tilling the land and consolidating family homesteads into the Sethne farm.

While a patient at the Glasgow hospital, he met a young nurse named Kathryn (Kitty) Sedlacek and on Oct. 12, 1947 she became his nurse, wife, and helpmate for life. They continued to farm and raised two daughters, Karen Dehn and Janet Gabriel. Their love for the land continued on to the next generation.

During the 70 years he operated the Sethne farm Harold served on the Glasgow hospital board, Valley County election board, and Lutheran Church committees. He was known as a trusted neighbor and loyal friend.

Harold and Kitty became Arizona snowbirds and golfers in 1972. These years in the warm sun produced close friends and fond memories. However, they always looked forward to returning to the farm to watch the grain grow and turn golden. After Kitty’s passing in 2000, Harold continued to winter in Mesa and return to the family farm until his 90th year.

In 2014 he relocated to Sheridan, Wyoming to be closer to family. The Green House Cottages in Sheridan became his new residence. He was always grateful for his family, the farm life, Arizona living and The Green House.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Kitty, his parents Oscar and Clara, brothers Byron and Vernon Sethne, and his sister, Garnet Dahmer. He is survived by his daughters, Karen (Art) Dehn and Janet (Larne) Gabriel; grandchildren, Dr. Katie Dehn of Sheridan, Kari Dehn of Portland, Amy and Brynaea Gabriel of Washington, and Matt Gabriel of California; and two great granddaughters, Molly and Clara Kate Sheeley.

A service celebrating the life of Harold will be held at the First Lutheran Church of Glasgow on April 2nd at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, MT. Please make any donations to the Valley County Pioneer Museum.
Wednesday, March 23rd 2016
Phillip Louis Thievin
Phillip Louis Thievin, 88, was born January 28, 1928 at the family home in the Carbert community north of Peerless, Montana to Eugene and Jeanne (St. Germaine) Thievin. He passed away March 19, 2016 at Billings Clinic with his family at his side.

His family farmed north of Peerless until he was 14 and then moved to the farm north of Richland. He attended grade school at Carbert and Peerless. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1947 and served his country in Korea.

In 1954, Phil started working for the Farmer’s Union Carriers in Scobey while helping his family on the farm. In Scobey he met Lorraine Anderson, and they married in 1957. He continued at the Carriers until 1968 when the family made the permanent move to the farm north of Richland.
Phil and Lorraine spent winters in Yuma, Arizona for 15 years until his health prevented him from making the trip. They made many great friends from around the country while there and thoroughly enjoyed those times of visiting, playing cards and soaking up the sun. They moved off the farm to Scobey permanently in 2011.

He turned the reins of the farm over to his sons relatively early but was the guiding force and driving force behind them and was extremely proud of the operation built by his sons and grandsons. When his health prevented him from working on the farm he served in an advisory capacity; reading farm papers, following markets and trends, and weighing in on all major decisions. His opinion was always highly valued by his children and grandchildren. He was one of those men without a lot of formal education but who knew something about everything. He wasn’t just a farmer and rancher, he was also an electrician, plumber and general handyman. There wasn’t much he couldn’t fix or tell his boys how to fix. He believed in a job well done and the value of hard work and instilled those qualities in his children and grandchildren. His family was the most important thing to him. There was a special place in his heart for his “Mouse”, daughter Pam. He had a soft spot for kids and dogs, had a great sense of humor and loved to tease.

He served over 30 years on the Farmer’s Union Oil Company/PRO Co-op board and was instrumental in the formation of PRO Co-op in 1989. He also served on the Daniels County Soil Conservation board for 15 years, the board of Farmer’s Union Grain of Richland and the Butte Creek School board. He was a member of the Peerless Lutheran Church.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents, brother Alfred Thievin, sisters Genevieve Messenger and Virginia Gunderman and infant daughter, Valerie.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lorraine; sons Marty (Lisa) Thievin of Richland and Perry (Jacki) Thievin of Scobey; a daughter Pam (Ray) Brown-Graff of Rapid City; grandchildren Jeremy (Kim) Thievin, Ryan (Mychael) Thievin, Ashleigh Brown and Brandon Brown; step-grandchildren Chelsea, Neill and Michael Crandell; and great-grandchildren Makennah, Kade, Sawyer, Deklan, and Owynn. He is also survived by a brother Eugene (Bud) Thievin of Scobey and a sister, Vivian (Babe) Floyd of Opheim as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm at First Lutheran Church in Scobey, Montana with Pastor Paul Landeraaen officiating. Pallbearers include Jeremy Thievin, Ryan Thievin, Brandon Brown, Neill Crandell, Michael Crandell and Tyler Thievin. Burial will be in the Scobey cemetery.

Monday, March 21st 2016
Peter Edward Schuster
Peter Edward Schuster, 77, of Glentana, Montana, passed peacefully from this earth on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Pete was born in Glasgow, Montana, on March 15, 1939. He married Joyce (Joy) Raemaeker in 1965. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Delia Schuster, step-mother Barbara Schuster, Sister Mae Schuster, and his granddaughter Kaylee Mae Schuster. He is survived by his wife, Joy, of Glentana, children Paul (Kris), Rose (Bill Wadman), all of Great Falls, Andy (Rosanny) of North Carolina, Steve (Tracy) of Glentana, and Becky (Ryan Rusche) of Columbia Falls; his grandchildren Kelsie, Kasey, Kayla, Kylie, Kali, Tia, Shea, Heidy, Ian, Greg, Kerriann, Holli, Kort, Jesse, and Rafe; several great-grandchildren; siblings Babs Burke of Ireland, Joe (Stevi) Schuster, Father Tony Schuster, all of Billings, Jerry (Theresa) Schuster of Bozeman, and Doris Doyle of Spokane, Washington.

Pete grew up in Glentana and spent some years at St. Thomas Orphans’ Home in Great Falls after his mother passed away when he was 10. He graduated from Opheim High School in 1957. Pete served in the Air Force from then until his father died in 1960, when Pete took over the farm in Glentana. He was a farmer for the rest of his life. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocational Education from Northern Montana College (NMC) and taught at Mountain Plains (St. Marie), NMC, and Opheim High School.

Pete was a farmer at heart, loving family man, and faithful Catholic. Pete and Joy prayed together every day. He cared deeply for his students and the people of North Valley County. He loved to learn and be of service. Pete enjoyed music ministry with his guitar and the promise of springtime. He was a card player, Guinness sipper with friend Lyle Walstad, poetry reciter with friend Jerry Hoffman, old tractor fixer, Tom & Jerry maker, and soft-hearted grump with an elusive, wry sense of humor.

A vigil for Pete will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Parish in Glentana. His funeral is Thursday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. also at Holy Family with burial in Glentana Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Glentana Hall.

Pete had a special interest in making sure no one went hungry. Anyone wishing to make a memorial is asked to contribute to the Valley County Food Bank or your local food pantry.

Thursday, March 24th 2016
Peter Edward Schuster
Peter Edward Schuster, 77, of Glentana, Montana, passed peacefully from this earth on Saturday, March 19, 2016. Pete was born in Glasgow, Montana, on March 15, 1939. He married Joyce (Joy) Raemaeker in 1965. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Delia Schuster, step-mother Barbara Schuster, Sister Mae Schuster, and his granddaughter Kaylee Mae Schuster. He is survived by his wife, Joy, of Glentana, children Paul (Kris), Rose (Bill Wadman), all of Great Falls, Andy (Rosanny) of North Carolina, Steve (Tracy) of Glentana, and Becky (Ryan Rusche) of Columbia Falls; his grandchildren Kelsie, Kasey, Kayla, Kylie, Kali, Tia, Shea, Heidy, Ian, Greg, Kerriann, Holli, Kort, Jesse, and Rafe; several great-grandchildren; siblings Babs Burke of Ireland, Joe (Stevi) Schuster, Father Tony Schuster, all of Billings, Jerry (Theresa) Schuster of Bozeman, and Doris Doyle of Spokane, Washington.

Pete grew up in Glentana and spent some years at St. Thomas Orphans’ Home in Great Falls after his mother passed away when he was 10. He graduated from Opheim High School in 1957. Pete served in the Air Force from then until his father died in 1960, when Pete took over the farm in Glentana. He was a farmer for the rest of his life. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Vocational Education from Northern Montana College (NMC) and taught at Mountain Plains (St. Marie), NMC, and Opheim High School.

Pete was a farmer at heart, loving family man, and faithful Catholic. Pete and Joy prayed together every day. He cared deeply for his students and the people of North Valley County. He loved to learn and be of service. Pete enjoyed music ministry with his guitar and the promise of springtime. He was a card player, Guinness sipper with friend Lyle Walstad, poetry reciter with friend Jerry Hoffman, old tractor fixer, Tom & Jerry maker, and soft-hearted grump with an elusive, wry sense of humor.

A vigil for Pete will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Parish in Glentana. His funeral is Thursday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. also at Holy Family with burial in Glentana Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Glentana Hall.

Pete had a special interest in making sure no one went hungry. Anyone wishing to make a memorial is asked to contribute to the Valley County Food Bank or your local food pantry.

Friday, March 11th 2016
Barbara Cowan
Loring – Barbara Cowan, homemaker 88, died after suffering a myocardial infarction March 9, 2016. A gathering of family and friends will be 4:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the family ranch with supper at 5:00 PM. Funeral Service will be at Malta Lutheran Church 10:30 A.M, Monday March 14, 2016. Interment will be in Turner at 4:00 PM in the Turner Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Barbara Lee (Stubblefield) Cowan had been living at the Hi-Line Retirement Center. She was born on September 20, 1927, to Millie and Everett Stubblefield, the middle daughter of three. She attended school at Loring and finished high school in Malta before she went to Northern in Havre for a brief time. She married Eugene E. Cowan and raised four children, Richmund Scott (Roxanne), Scottsdale, AZ, Dixie Lee Stordahl (Tom) of the family farm in Loring, Deborah Lou Richau (Greg) Billings, Dee Lyn Arndt, of Kalispell.

Barbara was a lifelong member of the Loring Lutheran Church. She was a 50 year member of the Loring Woman’s Club, and Order of Eastern Star, Sacajawea Chapter #37 in Malta, and 39 years in P.E.O. a philanthropic organization. Other than being an awesome dancer, she was famous for three things: Wheat Weaving, Popcorn balls and her sweet disposition.

She is survived by her children, grandchildren, Ross Cowan, Superior, CO, Regan Cowan, Scottsdale, AZ, Rodney Stordahl, Loring, David Stordahl, Billings, Sienna Richau and Benjamin Richau both of Billings, Sally Arndt, Christopher Arndt and Jessie Arndt, all of Kalispell, 16 great grandchildren, a sister, Thelma Jean Bjorklund (Gary) of Cut Bank, nephews Tim Cowan, Rusty Cowan, Ken Ulrich, Brian Bjorklund, Joe Gordon and Jerry Gordon, nieces Laurie Bjorklund, Lisa Askelson.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, her parents, and sister, Audrey Ulrich.

We will miss you, Mom.

Thursday, March 10th 2016
Robert "Bob" Charles Laufer
HAVRE- Robert “Bob” Charles Laufer, 59, passed away on March 8, 2016. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Havre at 11:00a.m., with a luncheon to follow. If anyone would like to make a Memorial Donation in honor of Robert you may do so to the Northern Montana Head-start program. Condolences for the family may be left at www.Hi-linefuneralservices.com.

Robert “Bob” was born on February 26, 1957 in San Francisco, CA to Patricia Hyde and Arthur Laufer, they later moved to Montana, where Bob graduated from Havre High in 1975.

Bob met the love of his life Crystal in 1988 and the couple married in 1995, they had one child Pamela, Crystal and Pam were his whole world. Bob was a huge fan of wrestling and he enjoyed learning about the civil war. He was the biggest Elvis fan. Bob worked at the 4Bs for 18 years. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his parents Patricia Hyde (Ballantine), Arthur Laufer (Rudyard); His wife Crystal (Havre); Daughter Pamela (Jason) Evans; granddaughter Bella Rose Evans. Siblings William Swan (Denver); Mary Laufer (Havre); as well as many nieces and nephews.

Bob is preceded in death by his step mother Cheryl Laufer and step father Elmer Hyde, a brother James Laufer, and a sister Sandy Smith.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016
Sharon Wombold
MALTA- Sharon Wombold, 72, Real Estate Broker, died February 29, 2016 at the Phillips County Hospital with her family at her side.

Visitation will be at Kirkwood Funeral Home on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7 p.m. Funeral will be at the Malta Lutheran Church on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery, with WELCA luncheon to follow. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Sharon Kay Sandvick was born on April 8, 1943 in Malta. She was the youngest of five children of Martin and Hazel Sandvick. She grew up on a ranch near Fourchette Creek in Regina, Montana. She attended schools at Fourchette and Second Creek School, being the only student at the school in the 8th grade. She attended Malta High School and graduated in 1961. After graduation, she attended Kinman Business University in Spokane, Washington.

Upon returning to Malta, she was employed by Petrolane Glacier Gas Service for nine and a half years, was secretary and later administrator of Malta Activity Center/Group Home. She received her real estate sales agent license in 1984 and also worked as office manager of the Phillips County News. She got her real estate broker’s license and had worked at the Missouri River Realty until 2015.

Sharon married Donald Wombold on September 29, 1962. Ronald was born in 1963 and Randy in 1964. She was active in Malta Jayceens and also Business & Professional Woman’s Club. Sharon was a lifetime member of the Malta Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband; Donald, sons; Ronald and Sharon Wombold of Great Falls, Randy and Dawn Wombold of Rapid City, SD, grandson; Brandon Wombold of Great Falls, granddaughters; Whitney and Jon Severson of Aurelia, IA, Kathleen and Aaron Tennyson of Vermillion, SD, Reagan Wombold of Rapid City, SD, step-granddaughter Alissa Fendrick of GA, great grandchildren; Norah and Winston Severson, sister; Betty Chrestman of Idaho Falls, ID and brother; Harold Sandvick of Malta.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Hazel Sandvick in 2000, Martin Sandvick in 2002, daughter-in-law Jeanne Wombold in 2003, and sisters; Sandra Kolczak in 2004 and Violet Able in 2013, also her grandparents; Herman and Alvilda Krumwiede.

Sharon loved people and enjoyed her work as a real estate broker meeting new people all the time. She especially enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.

Monday, February 29th 2016
Ellen Fors
Ellen Fors, 61, passed away on February 24, 2016.

She was born Feb 6, 1955 in Rexburg, Idaho, but her life really began when she married John Fors on July 1, 1981. Together they had many adventures living in extremely remote places like Yellowstone Park and Alaska. Ellen happily took on every adventure as long as she was by John’s side.

Ellen’s primary focus in life was God and her family. She was kind and caring and loved giving things away to others. An avid arts and crafts lady, she spent thousands of hours with her children and grandchildren creating new projects. She had a strong addiction to purchasing craft bags and patterns, and would occasionally have to give away handfuls so she could make room to buy more.

She fought a fierce battle with multiple health ailments for many years, and now she is at peace. She will be greatly missed by survivors’ husband, John For; son, Paul (Brier) Smith; daughter, Rebekah (Jared) Abern; grandchildren, McKayla Smith, McKaydee Smith, Kyson Smith, Guinevere Abern and Jackson Abern; sisters, Jennifer Hayes and Millie Kolakowski. She is preceded in death by parents, Louis and Lora Hayes, and a son, John David Fors.

A private remembrance ceremony will be held at a later date.

Monday, February 29th 2016
JuDee Ann Koski Blockhus
JuDee Ann Koski Blockhus, 70, of Hinsdale, MT, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 25th, 2016, at Billings Clinic in Billings, MT. She was born July 18th, 1945 to Sam and Evelyn (Gisley) Koski, in Glasgow MT.

JuDee attended high school in Hinsdale MT and graduated in 1963. After high school, she attended Beauty School in Great Falls and followed that profession for a number of years. On December 24th, 1969, JuDee and her husband at the time, Don, welcomed their son Troy McKerrow.

In 1972 she started working for Buttery Food Stores in Great Falls, MT and worked there for close to 20 years. While working at Buttery Foods, she met and worked with numerous people who still call her friend. She later married Mel Wardell in 1973 and they raised Troy in Great Falls.

JuDee was her son’s number one fan as she followed his bowling, baseball and school sports careers. She was always proud of her son’s accomplishments. She presented her son with a scrapbook of all of his years of achievements, this last Christmas. She was one to keep memorabilia from all things important to her.

JuDee chose to return to her hometown of Hinsdale, MT to take care of her mother, who later passed away in 1991. She married Jon Blockhus in 1996 and they were married for 17 years. While in Hinsdale, JuDee was very active in the Lutheran Church, which her grandfather helped build. Her faith was very important to her. JuDee was always involved in the schools, and any community based activities.

JuDee constantly worked in her garden, focusing on her flowers, and making her home beautiful. She loved watching the birds outside of her kitchen window and owned many birdhouses and fed them and kept them happy. She belonged to the American Legion Hall, and most recently was Secretary for the local chapter. She belonged to many other local committees, providing lunches to groups, decorating Veteran gravesites, supporting sports, etc.

During her years in Hinsdale, she also worked for Albertson’s in Glasgow and after retirement continued to work cleaning friends and clients’ homes. She intended to ‘cut back’ once she turned 70, but she was just not one to say no, so continued to keep busy.

JuDee was preceded in death by her mother and father, Evelyn and Sam Koski, brother, James Koski (California), sister, Janice McInerney (Helena), and a sister Joyce, who passed away at a young age, uncle, Gene (Tuscon), aunt, Lucille (Indiana). JuDee is survived by her son, Troy Wardell and his fiancé Beth Glover, both of Lolo, MT, her brother, Jerry Koski (Glasgow), his wife Linda. Brother-in-law, Bob McInerney (Helena), sister-in-law, Michino (California) and her cousin, Marlene Petro (Florida). Special nephews, Paul Koski (Lisa) (Glasgow), Jeff Koski (Colleen) (Bozeman), Tim McInerney (Michelle) (Boise), Glenn Koski (Karen) (California) and niece, JuDee O’Donnell (Kent) (Billings). And many many close friends.

There will be an open viewing for JuDee at Bell Mortuary Tuesday, March 1, 2016, from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 from 7:00 PM till 8:00 PM at the Hinsdale Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Legion Hall with burial to follow at Hillview Cemetery all in Hinsdale, Montana.

Donations can be made in JuDee’s honor to the Hinsdale Community Cooperation Fund, PO Box 127 Hinsdale, MT 59241, Attn: Linda. This fund is used to provide scholarships to local students.

Thursday, February 25th 2016
Marie Heather (Finnicum) Johnson
Marie Heather (Finnicum) Johnson was born July 10, 1955 to Thomas and Thelma Finnicum in Culbertson, Montana. She was the fifth of six children.

As a young girl she was strong and eager to explore everything. She was often the first of her siblings to step out and explore new places and adventures. She was outgoing and possessed an empathetic and accepting view of people from all walks of life.

Marie loved to play with animals, but because she had allergies to kitties and dogs, she had a little piglet for a pet, which she dressed in doll clothes and strolled down to the store in a buggy. She attended school in Culbertson where she also became a homemaker and was blessed with three sons, Michael, Peter, and Chris Portra. The three boys were the main focus of her life until her grandchildren began arriving. Her days and nights were from there on all about grandkids.

Throughout her lifetime Marie enjoyed gardening, jewelry making, ceramics, various creative arts and crafts and collecting antiques.

Her life became complete when she met and married her best friend and love of her life, Don Johnson in which she was delighted to gain her two daughters. Don and Marie began their life together in Poplar, Montana and from there ventured on to live and work in Broadview and Hinsdale, Montana. They also enjoyed living in Alaska (Popof and Prince of Wales Islands) where they traveled and explored extensively. After their years in Alaska, Don and Marie returned to Montana living and working in Frazer and Winnett. They recently retired and returned to their family home in Hinsdale.

Marie, along with her husband, Don spent her life truly dedicated to her family and friends. She loved their travels and caring for her tiny companions Anuk and Sugar Baby.

Her survivors include two brothers; Thomas (Carol) Finnicum and Brady (Ladonna) Finnicum, three sisters; Joy Finnicum Johnson, Joanie (Mark) Oelke, Laurie (Pat) Wilson, three sons; Michael (Lizette) Portra, Peter (Danielle) Portra, Christopher (Anne) Portra, two daughters; Leslie (Craig) Vihinen and Lisa (Cyrus) Crabtree. Marie is also missed by twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Thelma Finnicum and stepfather, Whitey Marchwick.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM at the Community of Christ in Culbertson, Montana. Memorials may be made to the Hinsdale Community Bank for the Hinsdale Ambulance Service.


Wednesday, February 3rd 2016
William F. Arvin
Wednesday, February 3rd 2016
William F. Arvin
William F. Arvin, 89, of Havre, Montana, 18 days before his 90th Birthday passed away in his home on January 30, 2016.

A graveside service will be on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Lawndale Cemetery, near Opheim, MT, with Pastor George Sturm officiating. Bell Mortuary is in charge of Arrangements. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Bill was born on February 17, 1926 to William Arvin, SR. and Eva Ree (Sisson) Arvin, in Kansas City, Missouri, their oldest child; later joined by one sister, Mary Ellen.

The family lived in Missouri until Bill was 9years old, then they moved to Billings, Montana because of the depression. His father’s brother had a dairy farm there. His father and family worked there many years while the children were growing up.

Bill graduated from Billings High School in 1944. Following graduation he left for Farragut, with a group of friends, for two years in the Navy during World War II. They served in the South Pacific, the Philippians, Okinawa, and Occupation of Japan, on the USS Colorado BB45.

Upon discharge he worked with harvest crews until his friend, Ralph Queen, talked him into entering Eastern Montana College until 1949; when he acquired a job in Opheim, Montana. The beginning of a Career that lasted 37 years.

After Two years in Opheim he and Beryl Omvig planned to be married. However he had chosen an early release from the Navy, in exchange for a “chance” that he might be recalled to finish the last 10 months.
The wedding plans were made including the wedding invitations which arrived just before the “notice” from Uncle Sam that said: “Report on May 29th” with the wedding to be June 3rd. Bill wrote for a 10 day extension. Being young and being full of trust, and a lot of faith, the invitations were mailed out! The government granted him 7 days so the wedding was on June 3rd and he left for Korea very early on June 6th on the USS Colonial LSD 18, mine sweeping off the Korean War.

Bill was discharged with the rank of Machinist Mate 3rd Class. He was shipped back to the U.S. after three months, where he was joined by Beryl in Coronado, California, back and forth until March when his time was served. He had to give up his teaching contract in Choteau to go to Korea, so what does a teacher without a job do in March but go back to college at Eastern Montana College; working in the summers and securing a job in Saco, Montana. For three years, while in Saco we adopted our first child, Lee. Next was a job in St. Regis where he moved alone as Beryl waited for our second son, William A. Arvin. Bill didn’t care much for the mountains so after two years we headed back to the prairie at Stanford, Montana where our daughter DeJana Rea was born. After four years in 1961 we moved to Havre, Montana where Bill finished his teaching career. Bill worked summers in construction, SCS (measuring land), county road and bridge crews; but every five years was required to attend summer school.

When he retired in 1987, it took about a year of “retirement” before he went and got a job at Cenex, where he worked for 14 years.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eva Ree Arvin; and sister, Mary Ellen (Beldon, DeBord) Bustle. He is survived by his wife, Beryl; sons, Lee B. of Great Falls, and William A. of Havre; daughter, DeJana (Doug) Bucher, of Post Falls, ID; grandchildren, James (Michelle) Arvin of Cheney WA, Thomas (Jennifer) Bucher of Post Falls, ID, Anita (Jeremiah) Johnson, of Glendive, MT, Lee Arvin Jr. and Nathaniel Arvin of Great Falls; great-grandchildren, Raistlin Aleman, Liriel, Selene, Nathaniel Jr., Alexander and Sonata Arvin; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Onvig of Billings; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please choose a charity of your choice in Bill’s Honor.

Friday, January 22nd 2016
Jack D. Jensen
SACO-Jack D. Jensen, 80, passed away Friday, January 15, at the Hi-Line Retirement Center of natural causes.

Services will be held July 2, 2016 in Hinsdale. Cremation has taken place. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Jack was born on June 9, 1935 on the family farm near Grenora, N.D. to Jens C. and Selma (Thoeny) Jensen the 11th of 11 children.

Jack graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1953. He attended college in Bozeman for a short time before enlisting in the Army. He was honorably discharged. He married Susan Nelson, and from this union they had 3 children. The family moved to Hinkley, M.N. where Jack worked for his father-in-law, at the Farmers and Merchants State Bank.

In 1967 the family moved to Hinsdale where Jack managed The Montana Bar in Glasgow, for his brother Frank. Jack and Susan later divorced. In 1968, he married Marilyne Matovich, and from this union he gained 3 step-children and then 3 sons were born. The family moved to Hinsdale where he worked various jobs. The next move was to Malta where he farmed and ranched for his father-in-law Martin Matovich. He also eventually studied for and passed his realtors test. He worked for Vern Mangis Reality in Malta.

In 1976 they moved to Sleeping Buffalo, together he and Marilyne managed the resort. They moved to Saco, in 1989 where Jack resided until his move to the Hi-Line Retirement Center.

Jack was preceded in death by his son Jack, Jr., grandson Jeremy Monroe, granddaughter Vanessa Hoock; parents, Jens and Selma; sisters Wilda (Bert) Osen, Ruth (Lester) Johnson; brothers, Keith, Burril, Marlin, Gene (Joy), Frank (Alma), Donald (Louella), West (Donna), and Daniel (Francine).

Jack is survived by his wife Marilyne, his 8 children; Jennifer (Scott), Burl (Rita), Robin (Gary), Michele (Chuck), Monte (Dana), Jess (Darlee), Marty (Anita), and Bart (Kay). Grandchildren; Ashley, Ryan, Tyler, Cole, Ireland, Logan, Sierra, Tell, Keegan, Derek, and Jack. Great Grandchildren; Parker, Jack, Jett, Hunter, Harlee, and Roz.
Thursday, January 21st 2016
Sylvia (Sally) Mae Powell
Sylvia Mae (Lenz-Debray) Powell passed away January 20, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital at the age of 70. Funeral services will be held January 26, 2016, 2:00 PM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow with Pastor Scott Hedegaard officiating. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be at a later date. There will be a small gathering following the service at the Glasgow Elks Club. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com

Sylvia (Sally) Powell was born October 22, 1945 to Carl and Violet (Cowan) Lenz and was raised by her aunt and uncle Pauline and Leo Debray. She attended Glasgow Schools graduating in 1963. Sally then went onto Kinman Business University in Spokane, Washington for 2 years. Sally married Franklin Buril Powell on July 3rd, 1969 and together they had 4 children Carolyn Sue, Franklin C., Macie and Adam. During the first years of their marriage Frank worked for Etchart Ranch and Hinsdale Livestock and Sally was the ranch cook for all the men. In 1977 she inherited the Lenz Estate on the Milk River just outside of Glasgow where they started their own farm and ranch which they worked while raising their family until moving to town in 2006. She loved taking the kids outside to play in the puddles after the rain, going camping, raising bum lambs and riding her horse Comanche. She enjoyed following her children in their sports; Carolyn in basketball, Frank in wrestling, Macie in basketball and track, Adam in wrestling. She took great pride watching her grandkids and following all their activities. The grandkids always got treats when hanging out with Gramma Sally. She always found a positive in every situation until the time of her passing.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; Violet and Carl Lenz and Pauline and Leo Debray, brother; Jake (Marla) Debray and many brothers and sisters she never got to meet.

Sally is survived by her husband; Frank B. Powell of Glasgow, sisters; Kay (Rod) Davidson of Port Angeles, WA, Teresa Shipp of Glasgow, brother; John (Cleo) Lenz of Oraville, WA. Her children; Carolyn Sue (Bob) Reinhardt of Denver, Frank (Jen) Powell of Chinook, Macie (Randy) Andersen and Adam (Amanda) Powell of Glasgow. Grandchildren; Alyx Reinhardt of Raleigh, NC, Sami (Jason) Powell of Chinook, Paige Powell of Bismarck, ND, Kathryn (Jerry) Murch, Dwayne Andersen, Dawn Andersen, Tristan Powell all of Glasgow, Julian and Evan Powell of Chinook. She also had 3 great grandchildren; Tucker Powell-Crawford of Chinook and Madisyn and Caden Murch of Glasgow and a nephew; John (Pam) Dodson of Glasgow.

The family would like to thank all the nurses, CNA's and Dr. Millard for helping make Sally's last few days as comfortable as possible. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Ronald McDonald house in Sally's memory.

Wednesday, January 20th 2016
William James Brooks
William James Brooks departed this life on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Holy Rosary Healthcare Hospital, Miles City, Montana. He had a passion for life and was a people–person. He enjoyed entertaining and spending time with family and friends, cooking, playing cards and board games, traveling, and hanging out at the VFW and Elks Club in Glasgow, Montana, where he lived until his health began to fail. He was also an outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting. He resided at the Veterans Montana Health Care System, Community Living Center, Miles City, Montana, since November 2013. Bill, as he was called, was born in Sardis, Mississippi, on March 24, 1927, to the late Will Bland and Lela Howard Bland. He was predeceased by his only sibling, Catherine Payne and wife, Gisela Gentry Brooks. He grew up in Millington, Tennessee and accepted Christ at an early age at the West Canaan Baptist Church. He was a faithful member throughout his early childhood and young adult years. He left Millington in 1950, joined the United States Air Force, and retired in 1977. Upon retirement from the United States Air Force, he embarked on another career with the US Postal Service, retiring from there in 1991. Bill was a wonderful father, grandfather, relative, and friend. He was loved and highly regarded and will be greatly missed. He leaves to mourn his passing, his sons, Willie Brooks (Roberta) of Lanham, Maryland and Gregory Brooks of California; three grandchildren, Jamie Brooks (Glenda) of West Bloomfield, Michigan, Raina Branch of Lanham, Maryland, and Renita Farrington (Torrance) of Bowie, Maryland; eight great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, staff and residents of the Veterans Montana Health Care System, Community Living Center, Miles City, Montana for the excellent care, and other kindred deeds you provided to our Father/Grandfather throughout his residency. Again, thank you very much. And, we would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and ICU team at Holy Rosary Healthcare Hospital, Miles City, Montana, for the specialized medical care, hospitality, and excellent communications you provided when his health care needs intensified. Thanks, also, to the Miles City, Montana Ambulatory Service. May God bless forever bless you and keep you in His care. – The Brooks Family I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7 A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the VA Chapel in Miles City MT. Interment with full military honors will follow at Eastern Montana Veterans Cemetery in Miles City. Condolences to the family may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com
Tuesday, January 19th 2016
Rita Alice Blount Talks Different
Rita Alice Blount Talks Different (Red Thunder Bird Woman) 71, of Frazer, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Billings Clinic. She fought a long battle to diabetes.

A wake will be held at the Cansuska Presbyterian Church in Frazer on January 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m. on January 21, 2016 at the Frazer School Gym. Burial will follow at the Owego Presbyterian Cemetery. Condolences can me left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Rita “Baby Girl” was born on November 21, 1944 in Poplar, MT to Clara Red Eagle Blount and George Buck Blount, Sr. She was the youngest of 13 children.

She attended and graduated from Frazer School in 1963 as her class Valedictorian. Rita had several jobs throughout her life ranging from a bus driver, teacher aide, GED instructor, and retired from the Fort Peck Tribes maintenance department. She participated on several boards and committees. She sat on the Frazer Indian Education Committee, Frazer Indian Athletic Association and Frazer School Board. She was the Frazer School Board Chairperson for 3 terms, Frazer Housing Commissioner, Fort Peck Tribal Education Board of Directors and several positions of the Frazer Community Council, just recently resigning last year. She was also a Valley County Election Judge.

Rita was a very kind hearted, gentle, loving, caring, and giving woman. She was always helping others. She loved her daughters and was very proud of each one of their accomplishments. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were treasures that were always kept close to her heart. She loved spending time getting together with her girls, grandchildren and great-grandchildren eating, laughing and taking “selfies”. She loved to laugh and tease. She was always burning one of her daughters or granddaughters with a joke. Her smile was contagious and could light up a room. Although she was in pain, she was always concerned about the comfort of others.

She faithfully attended church at the Cansuska Presbyterian Church in Frazer where she served as an Elder at her church that she loved. She was always making sure to invite her brother, Dean Blount, to all of her dinners. “Call Dean and have him come and eat.” she would say. She also loved her traditional ways. She enjoyed participating in pow-wows, sweats, hand games, and sundances.

She loved her Frazer Bearcubs and would travel all over in any kind of weather to support them. She will be tremendously missed but we rejoice knowing we will see her again.

She is survived by her daughters, Dori, Tisha (Loren), Carrie Sue, Shelly Jeffres (Monte) all of Frazer, Ada “Leonne” of Wolf Point and Secret Ann of Billings; her grandchildren, Tessa (Jed), Michael “Beada” (Sunny), Shelby, Kourtney (Shilo), Steven, Sydney (Keaton), William, Taylor, Dalton, Shaedel, Kelby and Juellz; great-grandchildren, Jaedyn, Reese, Gabriel, BriAnna, Preston, AnaLayna, Aubree, Gemma, Liam and Colten; brother, Harold “Dean” Blount of Frazer, sisters, Arlene Standing of Frazer, and Marietta “Babe” Four Bear of Brockton; adopted daughters, Lonette Black Crow of Harlem, Loni Blount Jones of Frazer and JoBeth Johnston of Frazer; adopted sons, Richard Blount of Wolf Point, Lil’ Joe Raining Bird of Oswego, and Harlan Hall of Heart Butte; adopted sisters, Agnes Johnston of Frazer, Janine Pease of Billings, Josephine Tapaha, Florence Brown, Madonna McConnell all of Wolf Point and Patricia Pipe of Poplar; adopted brother, Simon Looking Elk of Rapid City, South Dakota. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


Preceded in death by her father, George Blount Sr.; her mother, Clara Red Eagle Blount; sisters, Marian Blount, Lucille Raining Bird, and Pearl Four Bear; brothers, Wayne Blount, Dennis Blount, Robert Black Dog, Myron Blount and George Blount Jr.; aunts, Katherine Blount, Alice Buck Elk and Rita Belgarde; uncles, Philip Red Eagle, Hank Blount, James Blount, Isaac Blount and Joseph Blount.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016
Margaret (Decker) Unrau
Margaret (Decker) Unrau, 95, of Glasgow passed away January 15, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Funeral services will be held January 21, 2016 at Evangelical Church in Glasgow with Reverend Jay Ashbaucher officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Margaret was born in Lustre, Montana on April 14, 1920 to Zacharias J. and Barbara (Waldner) Decker. She was one of 12 children; six of them died in childhood. Margaret attended Lustre and Frazer schools, graduating in 1938. She was a proud to be a Frazer Bear Cubs All State basketball player in 1937-1938. She liked to repeat a statement made by the Frazer School Superintendent: Margaret, if you play the game of life as well as you play the game of basketball, you will succeed.

Margaret met her future husband, Toby Unrau, through his sister and her best friend Nellie Unrau. They were married on September 30, 1939 in Frazer, Montana. Her light blue taffeta street length dress and veil were made by her sister, Adina. It was during the depression so there was no reception or honeymoon. For the next 7 years they moved around to various old homesteads. In 1946 they bought a farm in the Lustre area, a half mile from the Unrau homestead. During these years their four children were born. They moved back to Frazer in 1954 and then to Lewistown, Montana in 1955; staying there until 1965 when they moved to Delavan, Wisconsin.

Margaret became employed outside the home for the first time in September 1966; working in a factory cafeteria. Four years later she went to work packaging sports equipment and worked there for 12 years; retiring in 1982 when she moved to Glasgow, Montana. Toby felt that he was getting up in years and wanted Margaret to be with family. Margaret thought that she had retired, but in 1988 she went to work in the laundry at the Valley View Home; working until she was 69 years old.

Margaret was a member of the Evangelical Church and this was an important part of her life. Throughout her life she hosted many missionaries and church speakers; providing a room and delicious meal. There are hundreds of names in a guest book she kept up to date. Margaret was a natural homemaker; friends and family felt welcome and comfortable in her home. The Chicago Cubs were a favorite team of Margaret’s and she was happy when she had a baseball or basketball game to watch. She was a competitive Scrabble player; beating her children and grandchildren on a regular basis. Margaret taught herself to play the button accordion at an early age and continued to play; even in talent shows at Nemont Manor and Valley View Home.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Toby; all of her siblings, and a son-in-law. She is survived by her four children, Barbara (Jim) Kline of Frost Proof, Flordia, Patricia (Sid) Rice of Glasgow, Montana, Darrel Unrau of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Donald (Audrey) Unrau of Portland, Oregon; seven grandchildren, Karen and Dwayne Wilson, Kathy and Tommy Luby, Stacie and Kurt McCauley, Susan and Tony Fast, Jennifer and Kurt Honeyager, Sonja Unrau and Reuben Unrau; 10 great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Ruth Coulter of Maryland.
Tuesday, January 19th 2016
Idell R. Nicol
Idell R. Nicol, 81 of Nashua, Montana passed away January 14, 2016 at Valley View Nursing Home.

Idell was born October 28, 1934 in Wolf Point, Montana to Martin and Lydia (Schaffer) Kappes. She completed her education Nashua, Montana.

She married Pete Nicol on July 17, 1954. Together they had three children whom they raised on the family farm southeast of Nashua.

Idell worked hard all her life, whether it was on the farm or outside of the home helping make ends meet. She will be remembered for her large gardens which yielded and over abundance of vegetables to be shared with family and friends, as well as her love of animals. She lovingly spoiled her pets and willingly fed any stray that came along.

We will all miss the wonderful treats she lovingly made for Christmas Eve dinner which she started baking after Thanksgiving. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed canning crocheting and word search puzzles.

Idell was preceded in death by her parents; Martin and Lydia and brother, Harold.

Idell is survived by her husband, Pete Nicol of the family home; three children, Deborah (JR Cusker of Nashua, Montana, Rusty (Thelma) Nicol of Kalispell, Montana, and Carrie Nicol of Glasgow, Montana; grandchildren, Danielle (Casey Jones) Cusker of Chinook, Montana, Earl (Mikki) Cusker of Laurel, Montana, Kaitlin (Steve Chappell) Cusker of Glasgow, Montana; great-grandson, Gage Cusker of Cherry Point North Carolina; and numerous pets she cared
for and worried about whether they were hers or not.

Bell Mortuary has assisted the family with private services and burial. Idell’s family requests that in lieu of cards and flowers that donations be made in her memory to the Northeast Montana Pet Rescue.

Monday, January 18th 2016
June M. Simanton
MALTA-June M. Simanton, 82, retired lab and X-ray Technician, died Saturday, January 16, at the Glasgow Hospital.

Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta. Interment of her cremated remains will be at a later date. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

June was born June 1, 1933 in Hallock, Minnesota the daughter of Alfred and Frances (Gamble) Walters. After high school she attended a Lab and X-Ray Technician school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating she accepted a job at the Malta Hospital and Clinic and moved to Malta in 1952. She met Dick Simanton and they were married December 31, 1953 in Great Falls. They both retired for the Hospital in 1995. They traveled and enjoyed seeing the sites until Dick health started to fail. He passed away in 2001. June was a member of the Episcopal Church. Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

June is survived by her children; Teresa (Roy) Jones of Hinsdale, Michael Simanton of Casper, Wyo.; brother, “Punk” Ken Walters of Hallock, Minn; grandchildren, Douglas Jones of Glasgow, Kristie (Derek) Lefdahl of Hinsdale, Adam (Desiree) Simanton of Casper, Wyo.; 8 great-grandchildren, Isabellae, Augustus Jones, Deion, Sloan, Townes Lefdahl, Jordyn, Jace, Jack Simanton; numerous nieces and nephews.
Monday, January 18th 2016
David John Clowes
David John Clowes, 85, passed away January 14th, at Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana. A wake will be held at Bell Mortuary Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass is planned for 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 18, 2016 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church with Father Jose Valliparambril officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will be held after burial at the Cottonwood Inn. Please send any memorials to Glasgow Education Fund or Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Dave was born June 23, 1930, in Glasgow, Montana and as a boy grew up on a farm on Cherry Creek, northeast of Glasgow which was, as he described it a “paradise for a growing boy”. He was the fifth of seven children born to Homer and Ruth (Biddle) Clowes. As a boy, Dave was involved in FFA and football (and numerous high school activities). He had a kind spirit which led him to help kids of all ages. While in High School he joined the Naval Reserve. He played college football at Whitworth in Spokane.

While attending the University of Montana he met Dorothy Patten of Missoula. He married her one week before reporting for duty in the United States Navy. He served as a gunners mate on the USS Walton serving in the Formosa Sea during the Korean War. Upon his return he and Dorothy ran a dairy farm in Missoula before returning to take over the family wheat farm near Fort Peck. With unconditional love he and Dorothy raised four children in the country, teaching them the value of hard work and responsibility and allowing them to face life with confidence. After the farm was sold, the family moved to Glasgow where Dave worked first for the State Employment Service and then for the Federal Land Bank (where he worked for 24 years). Drawn to the rural life, in 1964 Dave and Dorothy bought a small irrigated cattle operation on Tampico Road. They sold that farm in 1969 and moved to Glasgow. In 1974, they built a house on the North Side of Glasgow and a cabin at the Pines.

Dave was a lifelong member of the Republican Party and was proud to say he was patriotic before it was popular.

Dave loved practical jokes and was an expert at quick, witty responses and one liners. He Loved gardening and flowers (“posies”) and watching storm clouds gather. Dave loved spending time at the Pines and leading camping/boating trips at Fort Peck Lake with his grandkids (parents were not allowed). This was one of the highlights of his grandchildren’s childhood.

After the death of his first wife, Dave married Berta Connors of Glasgow in 1996 and was blessed with a complete second family who he loved and who brought him great joy.

Dave loved Glasgow. He was actively involved for years with the Elks Club, Lion Club and Chamber of Commerce. In his early years he was active in the First Baptist Church and later he served as a Glasgow School Board trustee. He greatly enjoyed golfing with friends and meeting with his coffee club for over 50 years. In his later years he enjoyed watching the birds come to his bird bath right next to his living room window.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; son, James Clowes; Berta’s daughter, Wendy Kambich; his parents, Homer and Ruth; and brothers, Art, Hank and Don.

Dave is survived by his wife, Berta; three sisters, Mary Ann Moen, Beulah (Richard) Burnham, and Helen (John) Decker; son, Wade Clowes; daughters, Dena (Rick) Burt and Lorrie (Alan) Merrill; daughter-in-law, Erin Clowes; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Berta’s sons, Bill (Kim), Bob (Barb), Ted (Juli) and Tim (Debbie) Connors; daughter, Marj (Scott) Markle; 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Sunday, January 17th 2016
Merle Joy Clampitt
Our beautiful Mother Merle Joy Clampitt, “Little Glass China Doll”, went home to her other family on Friday, January 15, 2016, with her children and other family members by her side. She was born January 9, 1938, two miles west of Oswego to Josephine (Schindler) Jackson and Wilson Jackson, she was the fourth child born. She attended Frazer School.

Merle worked at Glasgow Air Base, Ceta Program, Supervisor of NYC workers, painting with her brother-in-law, Joe Beston Sr., and then she retired to stay at home being a homemaker.

She loved to ride horses in her younger years; on her mare named Goldie. She attended all the rodeos, she enjoyed hunting, pow-wows and especially cruising with her grandchildren and nephews on the bottom country roads.

She married Dallas Howard Sr. and had three children form this marriage; Dallas Jr., Joseph, and Jody. They later divorced. She then married Fletcher Jay Clampitt and had two children Fletcher and Frances Clampitt. Fletcher later passed away and she then remained single raising her children.

Merle is survived by her children; Dallas Howard Jr., of Frazer, Montana, Jody Howard, whereabouts unknown, Fletcher (Donna) Clampitt of Frazer, Montana, Frances (Dooley) Clampitt of Frazer, Montana, Ray Clampitt of Nashua, Montana, and Curt Jay Clampitt of Glasgow, Montana; her sisters, Susan (Henry) LaRoque of Frazer, Shari (Joe) Beston of Frazer, Cheryl Doney of Wiota, Montana, Rosalie Smoker of Frazer, Roxy MacDonald of Frazer; and numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Josephine Jackson; her son, Joseph Wilson Howard; her grandson, Dallas Howard III; great-granddaughter, Jessica Keiser; brothers, Maynard Jackson Sr. and Darrell Jackson Sr.; sisters Pearl Bird, Farrell Strahs, and Marilyn Steele; brother-in-laws, Sidney Bird, Lonnie Steele Sr., and John Doney; nieces, nephews, cousins too many to list.

Merle was the most loving mother, aunt, grandmother and friend, she will be missed by all that loved her.

Funeral service will be held Monday, January 18, 2016 at Frazer Hall with Father Martin Officiating burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Frazer.

Friday, January 15th 2016
Sharon A. "Kelly" Archambeault
On March 16, 1943, Sharon A. “Kelly” Archambeault was born to her parents, Marlene Neise and Alton Neise. Marlene worked at the Hall Drug and Alton was a construction worker and area musician. He passed away in the early 40’s from complications during surgery. Kelly was raised by Marlene and her stepfather, Leroy Kellogg, from whom she inherited the nickname. Kelly passed away on January 14, 2016, at the age of 72, from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Kelly was born and raised in Glasgow. She graduated with honors from Glasgow High School and with honors from the University of Montana, after spending one year at Montana State University. She earned her CPA in 1966 and worked in Seattle, Washington for Haskins & Sells, a national accounting firm, in parts of 1965 and 1966.

Kelly married Gerald T. “Buck” Archambeault on September 3, 1966, and they were blessed with two children, Michael of Glasgow and Nicole of Billings, and one grandchild, Reagan Severson, 10 years old. She is survived by her husband, son, daughter and grandchild as well as nephews, Dr. Ben Wood, Dr. John Wood, Dr. Arthur Wood and Dr. David Wood, all living east of the Mississippi River, and cousin, Marla Jan Dedobbeleer of Glasgow.

Kelly was a lifetime member of the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. She actively participated in choir and Praise Team during her many years of church attendance. She was employed at Sinclair Produce and the City of Glasgow for many years as a bookkeeper.

During her lifetime, Kelly was on the board of directors of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Montana, having served for over 20 years. She was also a board member and board president of Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital and a board member of the Glasgow School Board. Buck presently practices law at Helland Law Firm in Glasgow, specializing in estate planning and real estate.

Kelly could be seen most mornings, for 25 years or more, walking up airport road and downtown with her good friend, Deloris Brown. They formed a life-long friendship that both always cherished. Kelly particularly enjoyed the trips to the Hawaiian Islands with friends and business associates, boating at Whitefish Lake and Fort Peck Lake and “doing the loop” with her family.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Valley View Nursing Home and her many friends for their reflections, thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th floor, New York, NY 10001. Services will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, MT. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will take place at a later date.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016
Suzanne C. Brenna
Suzanne C. Brenna, 69, of Glasgow, Montana passed away January 11, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital with family by her side.

A celebration of her life will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2016 at Bell Mortuary with Pastor Dan Dale. A reception will follow at Bell Mortuary. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Suzii was born in Clare, Michigan to Charles and Maxine (Hawkins) Townsend on December 6, 1946. She received her early education at various schools around the world as her family was transferred with the United States Air Force. Her family moved on and she decided to make Glasgow her permanent home.

Darrell Brenna and Suzanne were married April 16, 1983 at St. Mathews Episcopal Church, in Glasgow, Montana. The couple resided in Glasgow.

Suzii enjoyed gardening, had a soft spot for animals; especially birds and had a passion for art. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always in her thoughts and prayers, she had a special love for them. She had a lot of pride in them and their accomplishments.

Suzii was a member of St. Mathews Episcopal Church.

Suzii is survived by her husband, Darrell Brenna; children, Brenda (James) Wright, Derrick (Tammy) Schakosky, and Jessica (Scott) Runningen; step-children, Daria Brenna, Marlys (Larry) Hopkins, Tom (Bridget) Brenna and Theresa McDonald; sister, Linda Hutcheson; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents and brother, Jim Townsend.

Monday, January 4th 2016
Jay Scott Brownson
Jay Scott Brownson, age 59, passed away December 27, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana with his loving family by his side.

A memorial service is planned for 2:30 P.M. on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Pastor Scott Hedegaard officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Jay was born February 8, 1956 in Jamestown, North Dakota, the son of John (Jack) and Ione (Frederick) Brownson. He attended Blacks Kindergarten, Washington Elementary School and Jamestown High School before moving with his parents to Glasgow in 1972. While living in Jamestown he was a Cub Scout, member of the youth choir of the Presbyterian Church, American Legion Baseball Bat Boy, drummer in the school bands and high school wrestler. Upon moving to Glasgow he entered high school, becoming a drummer in the Scotty School Band and a member of the Speech and Drama Class where he won several awards. After graduation (Glasgow High School Class of 1974) he pursued many interests, selling insurance for several months before returning to Glasgow where he joined a rock band as drummer. After traveling with the band for a year, Jay again returned to Glasgow to work for the City-County library and running the Bookmobile. In 1978 he enrolled at Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he earned a license in Radio and Television Media, a career that he never pursued; instead he became a driving instructor until that company closed. He was hired by Carlyle Plastics (later Tyco) for the next 15 years. Returning to Glasgow he worked for Pamida and was presently employed by Shopko.

Jay is survived by his mother, Ione Brownson of Glasgow; son, J.D. (Tami) of Brainerd, Minnesota; grandsons Jay Scott II, Chase, Connor and Caden; brother, John, of St. Cloud, Minnesota; nieces, Linsi (David Betz) of Costa Mesa, California, Kari and Sarah Brownson of St. Cloud, Minnesota; special friend, Carole Kickland of Glasgow, and many loving cousins.

Jay was preceded in death by his father and two infant brothers.

Following the funeral service, the family invites everyone to Sunnyside Golf Club for refreshments and fellowship

Monday, December 21st 2015
Susan Alice Frost (Stuart)
Monday, December 21st 2015
Susan Alice Frost (Stuart)
Susan Alice Frost (Stuart) passed away December 19, 2015 with family by her side. Susan was born on September 22, 1936 in Glasgow, Montana to the parents of Joyce and Alice Stuart. She was raised in Glasgow and graduated in 1954 from Glasgow High School. In 1956 she married Lawren Frost. With this union they had six children. Within the first three years Susan was a very busy momma with three little ones. Then the Frost clan grew three more! Ma loved to cook. She could make anything with what she had in the cupboard. Susan was famous for her tuna salad.

Having six children can be hard for anyone. Back in those days were even harder, but one thing we all well remember is that Ma made sure her kid’s had the BEST Christmas’s. Sometimes the tree even stayed up through Valentine’s Day! She tried having the house neat and tidy all the time, but mind you, she had boys playing football in the house or throwing bowling balls down the stairs. So just imagine! Susan was Ma to more kids than just her biological ones. She was Ma to many. Marie and Gwen Schafer held a very special place in her heart.

Susan loved garage sales. As many of you know she never wanted anything to go to waste. She felt if someone could use it or it could be repurposed it should be. She loved cleaning up dolls and toys and fixing them. She loved reading books and watching movies. She had an avid book collection and video collection. Disney movies were her favorite.

Susan loved to drive! She always wanted a little sports car! But as many of you may not know Susan NEVER had a license! From 1974 to 1982 Susan and the clan ran Trails West Campground. Susan worked TLC for almost 15 years. The last four years Susan lived at Valley View. She was loved by everyone up there. Her smile was contagious. She loved having her grandson Vann working up there.

Susan is survived by her six children; Stuart (Hollie) Frost, Danny (Rosa) Frost, Bill (Staci) Frost, Jacquie (Joe) Cates, J’nine Dittus, and Angelique (Donovan) Frost. Grandchildren; Josh, Lacey, Amber, Krystal, Campbell, Yolanda, Nathan, Ryan, Jesse, Hope, Shelbi, and Vann. Four great-grandchildren and one on the way. Brother; Bill Stuart. Sisters; Judy (Frank) Mazucca, Jayne (Bob) Stuart, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Susan was preceded in death by her mother, Alice and Father, Joyce and grandson, Bradley Dittus. As we will honor our mother’s wishes, we will have no funeral service at this time. We will have a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers we would like your memorial contribution to be to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Monday, December 21st 2015
Lafern Aldean Reed (Fuhrmann)
LAFERN ALDEAN REED (FUHRMANN)

On Friday, December 11, 2015 God gained another angel. Lafern Aldean Reed (Fuhrmann), joined her Lord and Savior in Heaven. She will be laid to rest on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Highland Cemetery, Glasgow, Montana. A service will be held at Bell Mortuary at 11:00 am with luncheon to follow at 12:00 pm at the Glasgow VFW. A remembrance service will be held next summer. The date will be announced at a later time.

Lafern was born November 10, 1926 on their homestead north of Glasgow, Montana. She was the 5th of 12 children born to Fred & Dorothy Fuhrmann. Lafern attended school at the South Fuhrmann School and then completed her HIgh School Graduation at Glasgow High School. Her work career started early with baby sitting, house cleaning, and any odd job that presented itself.

At 18, after graduating high school, she went to California to live with her sister Vesta and worked in the Stockton ship yard during World War II. She was chosen to be part of a War Bond Program and was in a beauty pageant selling war bonds. There she started writing to her Brother Hank\'s best friend, Gayle Jones and 2 years later they were married in Bakersfield, California. They had 3 children; Gaydean Jones Wallace, Donalee Jones and Gayle Dorn Jones Jr. After 14 years the marriage ended and Lafern went to work at various jobs while raising the children and attending college. She worked her way up to controller of a prestigious legal firm in Bakersfield. During this time she met and married Jack Reed and her family grew to include her step son, Morgan Stewart and family. They enjoyed 30 years together.

After retirement Lafern and Jack enjoyed many years traveling and visiting friends and family. Upon his passing, Lafern spent time with each of her children and at her home in St Marie.

She assisted her cousin Adeline with different projects and her church kept her active until 2014 when complications from her 27 year battle with severe diabetes resulted in her moving to a nursing facility for extensive medical care. Her family kept constant watch over her.

Her Lord, family, singing, dancing, playing cards, gardening and writing poetry were her passions and she was the tops at each. She loved to cook, and like her mama, she shared with whomever was around. In Glasgow she attended the First Baptist Church and in California attended church in Bakersfield, Mariposa and Tollhouse where she stayed with her children. She didn\'t have an enemy and loved life to the fullest.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Jack Reed; mother and father Fred & Dorothy Fuhrmann; brothers, Roy, Hank, Cletus, Donnie, Robert, and Gary; sisters Judy, Vesta, and Agnes.

Survivors include brother Jerome Fuhrmann and wife Phyllis of Othello, WA; sister Betty Watson and husband Dave of Glasgow, MT; three children; Gaydean Wallace and her husband Frank of Mariposa, CA , Donalee Townsend of Tollhouse, CA and Gayle Jones Jr and wife Vicki of Bakersfield, CA; step son Morgan Stewart and wife Linda of Bakersfield, CA; twelve grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and scores of friends and loved ones.

She was a beloved mother, grand, great and great-great grandmother, wife, sister, and friend. She opened her heart and her home to all. Lafern you were deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Monday, December 21st 2015
Phyllis M. Simpson
SACO-Phyllis M. Simpson, 74, died Friday, December 18, 2015 at the Phillips County Hospital of natural causes.

The family will receive friends at 7:00 P.M., Monday, December 21 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 22 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery in Saco. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Phyllis Mae (Hanson) Simpson, born in Malta and attended Malta Schools. She was proud of her perfect attendance through 8th grade. She was a member of Who’s Who in America for her Clarinet playing abilities. She looked forward to her continued friendships with monthly lunches with the ‘59ers.

She married Larry Simpson June 2, 1959 in Malta and they made their home in rural Saco. She was a homemaker and raised her three boys. When the boys were younger she could be found baking them a homemade treat just before the boys came home on the bus. Her pies, buns and Carmel rolls were out of this world. It seems like the boys always had a friend staying over and were always treated just like family. Phyllis was known for her story telling abilities and could make everyone laugh. She was a well-known seamstress making prom dresses, wedding dresses and alterations for her loved ones. Phyllis always looked forward to the weekends when friends and families would visit.

Later she went to work at the sleeping buffalo store, always with a welcoming smile. People stopped by for a visit and coffee cup with Phyllis’s sense of humor. While at the Buffalo the clients from MOI would use the pools then get a treat at the store. While there the manager from MOI saw her rapport with the clients and asked her to go to work for them. Phyllis worked at MOI from 1985-2008 as a habilitation specialist. She returned to what she really loved cooking, knitting and take care of grandkids. Everyone was always welcome and still are welcome to their home.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Larry of 56 years; sons and their families: Clint (Janna) daughter Amber (Joe) and baby Dylan; Audie (Liz) son Brennan and daughter Lindsey (Brodie) children Sam, Brynlie and Bentley; Larry Ross (Jody) sons Ashten and Cody daughters Kaylee and Laynee; brothers, Jerry (Alice) Hanson, Eugene (Linda) Hanson, David (Margaret) Hanson; sisters, Barb (Bob) Darrah, Patsy Gilman, Rosie Russell, Connie (Tom) Hasler and Greta (Norman) Barnard; brother in law Irvin Simpson; sister in law Betty Simpson; numerous nieces and nephews who she greatly loved.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Henry and Lillian (Fortin) Hanson, mother and father in law Walt and Grace Simpson, sister Betty Lou Hanson, JoAnn Jacobson, Billy Hanson, brother in laws Leonard Gilman, Clarence Simpson, Elwood Simpson and sister in laws Myrna (Simpson) Erickson, Hazel (Simpson) Woodall.

Wednesday, December 16th 2015
Frances "Fran" Penny
Frances “Fran” Penny, 74, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2015, in Billings, MT, surrounded by family. Fran was born on June 2, 1941, in Sutter Creek, CA. She was the daughter of the late George “Smokey” Revell and Kathleen “Kitty” Revell. Fran attended high school in Minot, ND, where she graduated in 1959. After graduating high school, she moved to Glasgow, MT, where she met the love of her life, Alvin “Al” Penny. Fran and Al married on June 11, 1963. Together in Glasgow, they lived, raised and relished their three children, Denise, Brenda and Brian. The Penny family was actively involved in their community and First Lutheran Church.
In the summer time throughout those years, Fran promoted family vacations, camping and the spirit of togetherness.
Fran spent her working days in Glasgow caring for children at her in-home daycare while working many nights at Eugene’s Pizza making and serving the most delicious food on the planet for nearly 30 years. After Al & Fran moved to Billings in 1989, Fran continued to work serving people at Perkins, where she made many friends.
Fran touched the hearts of many people. She had a good sense of humor—she was hard-working, quick- witted, and willful, while always kind and caring. Her arms were wide open for her family and those they loved.
Fran adored her husband, children, and grandchildren. She devoured books, enjoyed good conversation, watched sports, and raced through crossword puzzles.
After retiring ten years ago, Fran devoted her time to her husband of 52 years and spoiled her children and grandchildren, including the furry ones.
Fran served her family faithfully, left many friends and no enemies. We will miss her deeply and forever.
Fran was preceded in death by her beloved parents, her sister, Dixie Crouse, and her brother, Bill Revell.
Left to remember Fran’s life is her devoted husband, Al, together with their children: Denise Penny; Brenda & Dennis Buckley; and Brian & Danielle Penny. Fran’s grandchildren, Ariel Popelka and Eli & Bridger Penny will fondly remember her unconditional love and devotion to them.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 18, 2015, at American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Avenue, Billings, MT.
In lieu of flowers, please give a gift to a child in need.
Thursday, December 10th 2015
Anne M. Caves
SACO-Anne M. Caves, 84, a teacher and homemaker, died Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at the Sweet Memorial Nursing home in Chinook.

Funeral services will be 2:00p.m., Saturday, December 12, at the Saco Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery at Saco. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Anne Marie (Bogeholz) Caves was born March 25, 1931, to Gustav and Martha Bogeholz in Malta. As an only child of German immigrants, she attended Saco Schools, graduating in 1949. She went on to attend Northern Montana College, graduating in 1951 with an Associate Degree in Elementary Education.

She married James Caves, a high school classmate, that same year in Saco. She taught at Cree Crossing School and later was a substitute teacher at Saco schools for years once her children were grown. In 1952 she joined Jim for his final months of military service in Honolulu, HI, otherwise living on her grandfather’s homestead until moving into a nursing home environment. As a life-long member of Saco Lutheran Church, she taught Sunday school and orchestrated many Christmas programs, helped for years with the church’s quilting and a was a member of the Saco Cemetery Board. She was very proud of her involvement in both the Malta and Saco TOPS groups.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son-in-law, Terry. She is survived by her four daughters, Vicke Schend of Missoula, Anita (Dwight) Freeman of Saco, Mardy (Lecil) Demarais of Malta, and Brenda (Shane) Lammerding of Saco; nine grandsons, Scott (Sara) Larson and Derrek (Alice) Larson of Missoula, Jim (Rachel) Freeman of Minneapolis, MN, Jeff (Debbie) Freeman of Denver, CO, Dusty (Sky) Freeman of Helena, MT and 5 great-grandchildren. She and Jim were so very proud of their grandsons.

Anne spent her last five years at Sweet Nursing Home in Chinook and we wish to express our gratitude for the fine care she received there, as well as at Hi-Line Retirement Center in Malta.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015
Ben Unrau
Ben Unrau was born on January 17, 1915 in Bingham, Minnesota, the son of Peter H. and Eva (Becker) Unrau.
In 1916, he moved to Lustre, Montana with his parents and seven brothers and sisters. His two younger sisters were born in Montana.
Ben completed the 8th grade in 1929 and then worked on the family farm until 1934. For the next five years he worked on the Fort Peck Dam. In the fall of 1939 he moved to Los Angeles, looking for employment that didn’t require heavy physical work. Feeling the need to become educated he enrolled in night high school classes and sheet metal training. In 1940 he went to work for Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, CA.
Ben was drafted during World War II, and served in the Navy from 1944-1945. He returned to Los Angeles and continued aircraft machine work until he retired in 1980. Ben enjoyed retirement; spending time with friends and family. He moved to Glasgow in 2006 and made new friends at the Nemont Manor. At the age of 98 he moved to the Valley View Home.
After retiring, Ben learned to square dance and enjoyed traveling to dances. One of his diaries records that he took dance lessons when he first moved to California. He enjoyed it when family would visit him in California and he remembered the names and other information about his many nieces and nephews, Ben was an avid reader was self-educated, had a great sense of humor and enjoyed visiting with friends and family.
Ben married Beatrice Patton in 1943; she died in 1956. Ben is preceded in death by brothers and sisters; Anna Unger, Susan Toavs, Henry Unrau, Peter Unrau, Eva Stunkart, Toby Unrau, Agnes Baerg, and Nellie Baerg. He is also preceded by nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his sister, Ruth Coulter in Maryland, his sister in law, Margaret Unrau and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will take place on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana.
Tuesday, December 1st 2015
Sierra Caitlyn Hanger
Sierra Caitlyn Hanger, age 23, of Glasgow, Montana passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Sierra was born October 5, 1992 in Plentywood, Montana to Keith and Jan Hanger. She moved to Glasgow at the age of 12 with Dennis and Connie Wethern and became involved with Hi-Line Home Programs. She loved to listen to music, go shopping, and go cruising in the car. When Sierra shopped there was not one thing that she didn’t want to grab and buy.

In January of 2015, Sierra moved into to Warren Group Home which she dearly loved. There was nothing better for her than to be surrounded by all her friends who she cherished. Sierra will always be remembered for her brilliant smile and joyous giggles. She looked just like her mother when smiling. Even with her disabilities limiting her, Sierra always lived life to the fullest and could light up any room. Sierra will be forever in our hearts.

Sierra is preceded in death by her mother Jan (LaSalle) Hanger. She is survived by her father, Keith Hanger of Belgrade, MT; sister, Danielle Hanger of Bozeman, MT; half-brother, Joshua Hanger and a half-sister Samantha Hanger both of Belgrade, MT; extended family, Connie (Dennis) Wethern, Marc Wethern, Keirsten Wethern, Jeremiah Wethern, Lucas Wethern, Isaiah Devereaux, Stephanie Wright all of Glasgow, MT; and Devin Booth of Kalispell, MT.

An open visitation will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral Services will be held Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Following services there will be chocolate milk and Christmas cookies served at Bell Mortuary as they were Sierra’s favorite. Memorials have been established with Milk River Inc. Burial will be held at Pleasant Prairie Lutheran Church in Flaxville, Montana at a later date. Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Saturday, November 28th 2015
Margaret Cora Murr
Margaret Cora Murr, 80, of Glasgow passed away Thursday, November 26, at Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital, surrounded by her family.

A Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, Montana with Father Jose Valliparambil officiating, burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Visitation will take place Monday, November 30th, at Bell Mortuary from 2-5 with family receiving friends and family from 4-5 p.m. A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.

Margaret was born April 2, 1935 in Glasgow, Montana to Glen and Virginia (McGillis) Wagar. She married Leo L. Murr October 12, 1954 at St. Raphael’s and the couple made their home in Glasgow. She was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church.

Margaret will be remembered for her big smile. She loved to crochet and embroider, and play bingo and pinochle. She also loved to dance. She never missed a sporting event; especially when it came to her grandchildren’s participation in the activity. She could be found in the front row with pom poms in hand, cheering on every player and letting the officials know when they made a bad call. Margaret was truly dedicated to her husband and family, she took pride in everything they did.

In her bible she had written, “Whenever I have a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild in my presence I am the happiest, they are all gifts from God.” Another quote that was found is, “Don’t worry about anything, give it to God, he’s up all night anyway.” She loved the Lord with all her heart and showed it in all she did. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Margaret is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Leo Murr; children, Gwen (Dean) Hawkins of Glasgow, Leo (Diane) Murr of Wahpeton, North Dakota, Valerie (Chuck) Barstad of Glasgow, and Kent Murr of Glasgow, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Glen and Virginia Wagar; brother, Gordon; sister, Tiny; son, Trent Murr, granddaughter, Amy Murr and son-in-law, Curtis Johnson.


Tuesday, November 24th 2015
James Doney
James Doney, age 80, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at The Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, November 28 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Frazer. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Monday, November 23rd 2015
Clyde Henry Christiansen

Clyde Henry Christiansen, 96, of Nashua passed away on November 21, 2015, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Montana.

He was born on August 4, 1919 in Sidney, to Chris and Jennie (Hendricksen) Christiansen. He was raised in the Brorson community and attended the Brorson School. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1937. After working on farms in the area, he joined the CCC’s; he was inducted into the army in 1942. During World War II, he was attached to an Army Engineer Battalion and participated in the invasion of Normandy. He served in England, France and Germany and was honorably discharged in 1945. Following his discharge, he worked at the Russell-Miller Milling Co. Flour Mill as warehouse foreman and later as a truck driver.

He married Anna Brown in Sidney on September 16, 1947. In 1956 he enrolled at Moler Barber College in Spokane, WA, graduating in the spring of 1957. He barbered in Sidney and Scobey for the summer and in November he moved his family to Lewistown. He worked in the Mecca Barber & Beauty Shop until moving to Nashua in August 1961 where he had bought the Nashua Barber Shop. He also cut hair at Valley View Home for several years. He retired in 2008. They moved to Nemont Manor in Glasgow in 2010, and later to Prairie Ridge and finally Valley View Home.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed telling stories and drawing pictures for his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and served as head usher for over 20 years. He was also a member of the Nashua Senior Citizens and the American Legion. He and Anna square danced for over 30 years and attended several state conventions.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna; three brothers, Alton, Raymond, and Harry; one sister, Myrtle Sorensen; one grand-daughter, Penny Yeoman; son-in-law, Vernon Leivestad; and two great-grandchildren, Hank Tessier and Archer Tvedt.

He is survived by four daughters; Carol (Steve) Schumacher of Malta, Connie (Bert) Keough of Glasgow, Darlene (Steve) Newstrom of Billings, and Linda (Roger) Tvedt of Wibaux; 6 grandchildren, Erik (Megan) Schumacher of Boise, Idaho, Joel (Tara) Schumacher of Belgrade, Michael (Melissa) Tvedt of Wibaux, Larissa (Zachary) Tessier of Belfield, ND, Kristen (Daniel) Gilfeather of Billings, and Daniel Yeoman of Billings.; 8 great-granchildren; Trevin Yeoman, Gus Tvedt, Delaney Tvedt, Jack Tvedt, Hadley Tessier, Hayden Tessier, Tori Schumacher, and Oliver Gilfeather; and one brother Thomas (Rose) Christiansen of Kalispell, and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will take place on Friday, November 27, 2015 with family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Pastor Scott Hedegaard officiating. Interment will be in the Nashua Cemetery under the direction of Bell Mortuary. Memorials may be sent to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, Box 531313, Henderson, NV 89053, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, or the charity of your choice.

Monday, November 23rd 2015
Dorothy Lu (Redfield) Fossum
Dorothy Lu (Redfield) Fossum, 95, passed away November 17, 2015 in Billings, MT where she has been residing with her daughter Janet for the last 3 years.

She was born on August 28, 1920 in Glasgow, MT to homesteaders Frank L. and Mary Redfield. She was raised on the farm just south of Opheim, MT, except for a brief time living in Glasgow while her father worked as a carpenter on the Fort Peck Dam. She graduated from Glasgow High School and attended Northern Montana College in Havre, receiving her teaching certificate. Her first teaching position was in Bainville, MT.

Dorothy married Orrin J. Fossum on June 6, 1943 in Glasgow, MT. Orrin and Dorothy raised 6 children and 1 foster-son on the farm north of Richland, MT. Dorothy continued teaching off and on while raising her family. She was active in the Lutheran church, often playing the piano for Richland Lutheran. She also spent time volunteering as a 4-H leader and going to summer school, graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Teaching in 1972. She returned to full time teaching after her kids were all school age, teaching at the North Bench Country School, Glentana and Opheim schools until retiring in 1980. After retiring, she became active in the Milk River Chapter of the DAR, the Mayflower Society, and playing her violin in the Prairie Symphonette in Scobey, MT. She donated much of her time and resources to charities and non-profit organizations, sewing quilts, making soaps, and collecting items to send overseas. Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her many friends, children, grandchildren, and large extended family.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Orrin, her parents Frank and Mary Redfield, brother Buster Redfield, foster-son Marvin Robinson, brother and sister-in-law Chet and Anna Fossum, daughter-in-laws Bonnie and Sharon Fossum, grandson Jim Robinson and a great-granddaughter.

Dorothy is survived by her sons Andrew, Gerald and Robert (Mary) Fossum; daughters Carole (Mike) Zeitner, Janet Fossum, Sarah (Chuck) Thompson; sister-in-law Sylvia Redfield; foster daughter-in-law Pat Robinson; 22 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.

Services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Community Church in Opheim.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015
Lawren A. "Frosty" Frost
Lawren A. “Frosty” Frost, 81, of Glasgow passed away of natural causes, at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, November 15, 2015.

A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 23 at the American Legion Hall in Hinsdale, Montana. Burial will follow in the Hinsdale Cemetery with a luncheon following at the American Legion Hall.

Lawren was born March 19, 1934 in Glasgow, Montana to Myron and Dorothy (Anderson) Frost. He resided in Hinsdale on the family farm and attended school thru the 10th grade. He played basketball and helped on the farm. He joined the Navy in January of 1952 and served during the Korean War. He was Honorably Discharged in March of 1955.

He married Susan Stuart in May of 1955 and from this marriage they had six children: Stuart, Danny, Bill, Jacquie, J’nine, and Angelique. The couple later divorced and later he married Anita Wokal Poling. Anita passed away in 2012.

Frosty had various occupations, including: Vita Rich Dairy, Sam’s Supper Club, Farm Equipment Sales where he was a parts man for approximately 15 years. In October of 1982 he purchased the Oasis Lounge. Upon selling the business he went to work for Markle’s Implement as a Parts Manager.

Frosty worked hard all of his life but never passed up having a good time! Whether participating or watching, he was a diehard Griz fan and watched all the games when he could.

He was a proud member of the VFW Lodge and the Elk’s Lodge.

Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Anita; brothers, Myron Schultz, Harold Frost, and William Frost; sisters, Margie Schultz, Lucille Williams, and Iona Sonsteng; and grandson, Bradley Dittus.

Frosty is survived by children, Stuart (Hollie) Frost, Danny (Rosa) Frost, Bill (Staci)Frost, Jacquie (Joe) Cates, J’nine Dittus, and Angelique Frost; grandchildren, Josh, Lacey, Amber, Krystal, Campbell, Yolanda, Nathan, Ryan, Jesse, Hope, Shelbi, and Vann; four great-grandchildren; brother, Walter (Marian) Frost; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, November 10th 2015
Melanie Cornwell Solberg
A Memorial Service for Melanie Cornwell Solberg will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015. Melanie, a resident of Cut Bank, was born August 13, 1964 and passed on Friday, July 10, 2015 after a long battle with cancer.

Melanie was born to Paul and Gwen (Rogers) Cornwell of Glasgow, where she grew up and graduated from Glasgow in 1982. She spent most of her adult life in the Shelby and Cut Bank communities. Melanie married Howie Solberg in 1983 and they had three children. After many years of marriage, Melanie and Howie were divorced. Melanie later met Mike Loring of Cut Bank with whom she spent the rest of her life.

Melanie is survived by her children, Tamara Kaye Thompson, Curtis Lyle Solberg (Stephani) and Jessica Elaine Solberg (Brett Peterson); grandchildren Hadley and Harper Thompson and Kaye Lynn Peterson; parents Paul and Gwen (Rogers) Cornwell; sister Carla Tihista (Doug); brother Bob Cornwell (Crystal); nieces and nephews Jeremy (Mary Kate), Jana, and Jake Tihista, Conner and Colter Cornwell; and many extended nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her first husband Howie Solberg; partner Mike Loring and his family: Francy Loring, daughter Katelin Conway (Nolan), their daughters Addison and Deni Conway and son Jace Loring.

Committal Services will be held at the Highland Cemetery at 3:00p.m. A time for sharing and visiting will be held at the Glasgow VFW Club. Supper will be served followed by music. We sincerely hope that friends and family will join us there.

Monday, November 9th 2015
Loretta M. Sand
Loretta M. Sand, May 15, 1927 – November 5, 2015
Loretta Mae Nieskens Beebe Sand was born on May 15, 1927 at her grandparents’ farm in Buffalo, Minnesota. Her father sent her mother and older brother to Minnesota to make sure she was with family for the birth, as he was working on Jim Hill’s railroad that spring. Except for a short time in Great Falls, Loretta lived in either Daniels or Valley County from the time she was brought home to the homestead on the South Fork of the Poplar River until she moved to Bozeman in June of 2010.
Loretta attended schools in Daniels County, where she graduated from Peerless High School in 1945. She then attended beauty school in Great Falls, where she met her first husband, Willard H. Beebe who was back from the War and working at East Base. The couple married and moved to Willard’s hometown of Opheim. During the years in Opheim, they had two daughters, Sheila and Marcia, both born in Glasgow’s Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. The family moved to Glasgow in 1949, along with several other young couples from Opheim to work on the construction of St. Raphael’s School.
After completion of the school, Loretta and Willard managed the H. Earl Clack cabins and gas station on Highway 2 East, where they were living when their son, Larry, was born in 1952. The couple divorced in 1955. In 1957, Loretta married Milford “Sandy” Sand; they were married for 33 years until his death in 1990. They had one daughter, Denise.
Loretta worked hard all her life, whether on the family farm, at a grocery store during high school, at Clack’s motel, as a waitress at the Montana Café, a dispatcher for the Glasgow Police Department and, later, as a retail clerk at Beede’s Mens Wear. Loretta was a generous and funny woman, a loving mother and a good friend. Her life revolved around her family, friends and St. Raphael’s Church where, over many decades, she, LaVern Beede and other members of the Altar Society cooked dozens, if not hundreds of meals for community and parish events. She was a member of the parish for more than 61 years, an active member of the Altar Society and, in her later years, a Eucharistic Minister.
Loretta lived in the same home on Fifth Avenue North in Glasgow for 46 years. Most all of the other houses had multiple owners during that time, but each new neighbor quickly became a friend. After she sold her home, she moved to Nemont Manor, where she enjoyed being with old friends from Glasgow and the North Country, playing Bingo, Whist, and participating in the many activities for residents. She especially appreciated the extra helpings of pickled herring and Bud Light that Sam sometimes provided with a wink.
Loretta was preceded in death by her first daughter, Sheila Marie Beebe, parents, Peter and Stella Nieskens , brother, Luverne Nieskens, husband, Milford G. Sand, father and mother-in-law Gust and Marie Sand, brother-in-law Don Sand, soul sister, LaVern Beede, and her faithful friend and whist partner, Bud Miller. She is survived by her children, Marcia Beebe Rundle of Bozeman, Larry Beebe (Nancee) of Bozeman, Denise Sand of Missoula; grandchildren, R. Michael Rundle of Sammamish, Washington, Jacque Rundle of Missoula, Heidi Rundle of Missoula, Mitch Rundle of Bellevue, Washington, and Jennifer Barrett (Brian) of Lander, Wyoming; great-grandchildren Morgan Shingle of San Francisco, California, R. James Rundle and Dawsyn Hastings of Missoula, Brooke Rundle of Ellensburg, Washington, and Miles and Ella Rundle of Bellevue, Washington; sister-in-law Louise Nieskens, nephews Chris Sand, Pflugerville, Texas, Gary Nieskens, Scobey, and niece, Jeanette Nieskens-Bokma of Sunnyvale, California, plus great nieces and nephews, dozens of cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 1:00-5:00 PM. A vigil service will follow visitation beginning at 7:00 PM at St. Raphael’s Parish in Glasgow, Montana. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, November 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM at St. Raphael’s Parish with burial to follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow, Montana.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that any memorials be made to the Nemont Manor Foundation, PO Box 654, Glasgow, St. Raphael’s Church, Glasgow, your local Hospice, or to your favorite charity.
Thursday, November 5th 2015
Theresa Mattern
On Monday, November 2, 2015, Theresa Mattern of Glasgow, Montana, passed away of heart failure at the Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana. Theresa was 91 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015 at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Minot, North Dakota with Father Jadyn Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Rosehill Memorial Cemetery in Minot, North Dakota. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., with the Rosary being said at 6:00 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home in Minot, North Dakota on Friday, November 6, 2015. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Theresa was born in Rugby, North Dakota on October 19, 1924, the daughter of Lawrence and Angeline (Massine) Krim. She was raised in Jefferson Township, Pierce County, near Balta, North Dakota and attended country school there. She married Frank J. Mattern on July 1, 1947 in Balta, North Dakota. They lived in the Balta, Rugby and Knox area until 1954 when they moved to a farm in Kottke Valley Township, McHenry County, southeast of Deering, North Dakota. They lived and farmed there until Frank passed away May 1, 1995. In 1996, Theresa sold the farmstead and moved to an apartment in Minot, North Dakota. She resided in Minot until the flood of 2011 and then relocated to Glasgow, Montana. She was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, Montana and she and Frank were members of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Minot, North Dakota.

Theresa was a homemaker who loved to garden, providing her family with fresh and canned produce. She enjoyed cooking and baking for extended family dinners. A place at the table and a bed were always available at Theresa’s house. Her home was always kept spotless and many were heard to comment that you could eat off the floor. She loved music and in earlier years she and Frank loved to dance to the old time music at family weddings. Theresa was an avid follower of the local, state and world news. She kept the family up to date on what was happening in the world and was even known to discuss politics occasionally. During dinner hour at Nemont Manor, she was known to entertain her table of lady friends with jokes and stories (affectionately called the Rowdy Bunch). Weekends you would find her watching either golf or NASCAR on TV. She loved visiting and entertaining her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Since living in Glasgow, she considered Bonnie, Char, Connie and Kari as her girls and was a mother to all.

Theresa is survived by daughters: Betty Ell of Minot, North Dakota and Rose (Greg) Speer of Fort Peck, Montana; grandchildren: Bruce (April) Sloan, Bonnie (Robert) Richter, Zebulon (Cedar) Speer; great-grandchildren: Joshua Sloan, Kami Sloan, Jasmin Green, Daniel Green, Waylon Richter and Ocean Speer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents; brothers; Jack, Anton, Markus, Steve, Joe, Mike, John, Leo, Peter and Rochus; sisters: Caroline and Anna; son-in-law: Dennis and great-grandson, Donovan.

Our Mother Theresa will be missed by all.

Wednesday, November 4th 2015
Ethel Schmoeckel
MALTA- Ethel Schmoeckel, 89, passed away at her home on November 2, 2015 of natural causes with her family at her side.

The family will receive friends Thursday, November 5, 2015; 7:00 PM at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, November 6, 2015; 11:00 AM at Malta Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Ethel was born in Malta, Montana to Jesse and Mary (Dove) Nelson. She married James O’Brien in 1942 and they had two daughters Shirley and Linda, after eight years that marriage came to an end. Ethel worked in restaurants until 1950 when she married Harold Schmoeckel and became a stay at home wife and mother, they had one son Vince.

After they took over the family farm she worked side by side with her husband. She liked to embroidery, listen to western music, and dancing. She also became a collector and loved to go to rummage sales and auctions, until her health forced her to give it up. Then she took up reading, playing cards, and Bingo for pastime. She was a member of the Malta Senior Citizen Club, Malta Lutheran Church, and she was the oldest and longest continual member of the Malta V.F.W., Aux. Post 4067, also serving as President. Ethel and Harold were happily married for 65 years!

She is survived by her husband Harold of the family home, daughters Shirley Jones and Linda Brown, son Vince (Carolyn) Schmoeckel all of Malta as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren throughout the United States and Canada.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Sons-In-Law, Marvin L. Jones and Bruce Brown; half sister, Dorothy Fanning and half brother, Bill Fanning; Granddaughter Shauna Jones, and Great Granddaughter Lacy Jones.

Monday, November 2nd 2015
Victor Weinmeister
Victor Weinmeister, age 92, was born on leap year, February 29, 1924 at the family home in the farming community of Durham Kansas. He was the seventh child born to German immigrants Mary (Batt) Weinmeister and David Weinmeister. His childhood and early life was full of the difficult responsibilities of farming in the 1930’s, including working the fields with his father’s dapple gray draft horses by the age of 8. Victor attended the “Red Top” Country School in Durham where he and his siblings walked to school, in Victor’s case, barefoot. His family survived on very little, but Victor’s days in Durham were always a positive memory in his mind and he spoke of them frequently recalling exactly how many miles it was to each neighbor, to church, and to town.

In the early 1940’s his family moved to Montana. Victor was age 14 at the time and began working for various farmers in the Nashua Community. One such employer offered room and board in an 8x10 cook shack with a cot and a pot-bellied stove. In exchange for these posh accommodations, Victor’s duties included haying, tending cattle and helping the farmer’s nine year old daughter catch her horse to get to school.

Victor shared the exact same name as his first cousin who also lived in Nashua. For several years the two of them and a local friend Fod Hill began traveling the countryside in an old 1940’s Plymouth to various parts of the United States; including Las Vegas, NV, Pendleton, OR, Chicago, IL and Cleveland, OH roofing US government ammunition igloos. It was during this time that he was put in the driver’s seat to get his crew to the next work site in sort of a “bootlegger” fashion. Driving the winding roads of America full throttle to get the next job done for .50 cents an hour.

At the age of 17, Victor enlisted in the US Marine Corp during WWII. He proudly served his country from 1941 through 1945. He was part of the Fourth Infantry of the Fourth Division. He received an honorable discharge and returned to Nashua to raise sugar beets with his brothers Paul, Harvey and Harry on the Milk River bottom. His eldest brother Edward was killed in WWII. The brothers farmed together for several years and branched into raising cattle, pigs and wheat. During this time, Victor joined the Nashua men’s baseball team and became adept at zinging in pitches so hard it made his catchers’ hand sore. He was even asked to play in a professional league but amazingly declined the offer to pursue farming with his brothers.

Years had now passed and since the school girl could catch her own horse, Victor roped in the love of his life, Amarlys Joann Moecker, a local rodeo queen and acclaimed farm girl who had just attained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture from Montana State College. Together Vic and Amarlys bought a farm south of Nashua and pursued their love of farming and ranch life. While raising five children they endeavored to step into unchartered waters and become one of the first ranchers in the area to raise Charolais, Santa Gertrudis, Beefmaster and Maine-Anjou cattle, among other crosses. It was evident they truly loved their cattle as they had a much better running water system then the family home. Vic and Amarlys were also very innovative at the time when they built a Harvester Silo to develop a complete feed for a high rate of gain in their cattle.

Having been raised with the value of hard work; Victor started his children working on various pieces of a farm equipment at an early age. It wasn’t uncommon to see his youngest son Gene operating the blower and auger to the Silo alone at the age of six. If dad expected you to seed, summerfallow or cut hay for the day, your rows were to be straight! Victor took great pride in his farming and ranching and worked hard to produce the best beef cattle he could along with the most productive crops.

Even though he expected you to work hard, he would also make your day’s great fun. Often times he would be up at different intervals at night irrigating and at the end of the day still find energy to hit fly balls to his kids; making us run all over the yard to catch them. Another fun time with him would be when he would sit in the evening to watch TV on his 60’s model black and white and if the screen started to roll, he would stomp the floor to make it stop so he wouldn’t miss a minute of Johnny Carson and All Star Wrestling. Taking drives in the country with Dad growing up was sometimes the most fun of all, getting treated to A&W Root beer, an evening with the kids piled in the back seat of the fin backed Buick stopping at Dairy Queen or riding to Nashua in the grain truck and getting treated to a Fresca out of the Peavy Elevator pop machine. But probably some of the most notable memories were the indescribable cattle roundups in his Chevy pickups which shall forever be etched in our minds.

He was a very engaged father who always knew the right thing to say and was most kind and generous to his children, grandchildren and those he knew. He followed his children religiously in their school activities and many times braved dangerous storms and road conditions to be in the stands. Listening to his jokes and stories seemed to make time stand still. He was loved unconditionally by all of his children and simply adored by his grandchildren. Despite any of his misgivings, he was a great role model to his family. He was absolutely priceless to us and his words of wisdom, funny sayings and ALL of the fond memories will live in our hearts forever.

In 2005 Victor moved into Nemont Manor in Glasgow. He was very grateful for the care and comfort he received there. He developed Geriatric Parkinson’s in his last years of life moving with his eldest son Duane to receive the best care and attention for his condition. On October 30, 2015, Victor entered into the gates of heaven with his devoted son Duane by his side.

He was preceded in death by his wife Amarlys, parents Mary and David and siblings Mary, Pauline, Edward, Paul, Harry, Harvey and Martha and an infant brother. He is survived by his five children and their families including; son Duane (Bonnie) Weinmeister of Boulder; their children Jeremy (Jennifer) Weinmeister and Wendilee (Kevin) Boden, David, Dillon and Chenik-lynn (Nika); son Randy (Terri) Weinmeister of Great Falls; their children, Mariah (Joe) Stills, Kristina (Joe) Brock, Jennifer (Joe) Dickerson; daughter, Cynthia (Jay) Cole of Willmar, MN and her children Baylie Young, Kayte Cole and Jayne Cole, daughter Mary Lou Remington of Wolf Point and her children Steven and Isaac Remington and Mary and Imani Bighorn and son Gene (Rhonda) Weinmeister of Laguna Hills, CA, and their daughters Hannah and Hailee. He is also survived by 12 great grandchildren.
Viewing for Victor Weinmeister will be held Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM with family receiving friends until service time at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 PM. Burial in the Nashua Cemetery will follow services.

Monday, November 2nd 2015
Robert Elwood Esaias
Robert Elwood Esaias, age 70, passed away October 28, 2015 at his home in St. Marie, Montana. Robert was born June 25, 1945 in Troy, Pennsylvania to Hall and Mary Esaias. He graduated from Troy High School in June 1963 and joined the U.S. Air Force in November of 1963. This was his first time away from the dairy farm and led to a long career, which took him to 15 different bases before retiring on January 1, 1985 from Malmstrom Air Force Base, in Great Falls, Montana.

He moved to Minot, North Dakota and worked as the Cable TV Chief Tech until 1989. Robert then moved back to Canton, Pennsylvania and bought his grandfather’s farm. He remained in Pennsylvania until July of 2010, then returned to Montana, which was one of his most loved locations.

During his life in was involved in the Boy Scouts as a Weeblo Leader and he enjoyed coaching T-Ball. He loved hunting and fishing, but spent every minute possible with his family first.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Hall and Mary Esaias; a brother, William Esaias; and a sister, Nancy Hardaway.

He married Melody (Mickey) Lundberg in 1966 and was a very proud father of 3 children; Sean (Tamie) Esaias, Robert (Jamie) Esaias and Kasey Esaias. He was further blessed with 7 grandchildren; (Sean) Ashley, Jason, and Erica, all in PA, (Robert) Ashley Waters (Baxter) in Saco, MT, Kaitlynn, Dylan and Seth, all in Saint Marie, MT. To further add to his blessings, he had 4 great grandsons; Tucker and Owen Waters of Saco, MT, Connor Esaias of Saint Marie, MT, and Malachi Esaias of Troy, PA, with 2 more coming in the new-year. He is also survived by a brother, Dale Esaias of PA and a sister Claudia Kreider of Florida as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Glasgow, Montana. Inurnment will take place in Choteau, Montana.
Friday, October 30th 2015
Hulda Victoria Grant
Hulda Victoria Grant (Hinther) 90, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Renaissance Senior Care Center Helena, Mt.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 3 at the Malta Lutheran Church. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com.

Hulda was born in Jordan, Mt. on March 27, 1925 the daughter of John Henry and Maria (Koch) Hinther. She attended school in Jordan and married Dixon Grant on December 19, 1942 in Miles City, Montana. They had one son Dennis Norval Grant on May 13, 1944. Hulda worked as the chief cook on the Veseth Ranch south of Malta for many years until moving into town. Hulda then worked for Kamala’s Jewelry store.

Hulda was known for her fabulous meals that she prepared with love for her family and friends. She was an avid gardener who shared this passion with others through her involvement with the Malta Dirt Daubers. Hulda showed her creativity through her sewing, knitting, and handmade crafts that that will be cherished by those who have received them throughout the years. Hulda enjoyed entertaining and socializing taking pleasure in card playing and square dancing. She loved the outdoors often hiking and picking June berries in Zortman, Montana. Her door was always open to those who came; often providing care for sick children and always treats for her visitors. Hulda was an active member of the Malta Lutheran Church, VFW Auxiliary, and the Rebekah Lodge.

Hulda is preceded in death by her husband Dixon, her son Dennis, her parents, an infant brother Alexander, 6 brothers; Emanuel, Fred, August, Bill, Karl, and a sister Rosie.

She is survived by her sisters Gertie Hinther of Glasgow and Leonora Brumbelow of Jacksonville Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Wednesday, October 28th 2015
Donna Mae Reinhardt
Donna Mae Reinhardt, of Glasgow, Montana passed away just one day shy of her 84th birthday on October 26, 2015.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, with Lay Minister Sam Clawson officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Bell Mortuary.

Donna was born October 27, 1931 to John C. Rusher Jr. and Aileen S. (Christinson) Rusher in Glasgow, Montana. Donna graduated from Glasgow High School in 1949.

Donna married David Pecora in 1952 and to this union three daughters and a son were born. The couple later divorced. Donna married Roger Reinhardt in 1989 and they later divorced.

Donna was a cook at Glasgow High School and then later at Irle Elementary for 28 years. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher many years. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge.

Her special interests included reading, sewing, and horses. She loved family functions and attending her grandchildren’s school activities.

Preceding her in death are her parents; brother, Dean Rusher; son, Casey Pecora; David Pecora and Roger Reinhardt.

Donna is survived by her siblings, Pauline Jasper, Bev (Vernon) Copenhaver, Helen (Bill) Grant, Jack Rusher, and Mary Ann Ellsworth, Kitty Lou Rusher; daughters, Myra (Sam) Gundermann, Marie “Mim” (JR) Tchida, and Marla (Randy) Barnby; stepchildren, Dave (Lora ) Reinhardt, and Betty (Bill) Black; grandchildren, Lee Renee (Rodney) Musgjerd, Dodi (Don) Smith-Hurd, Scott Gundermann (Brooke Mann), Tony Gundermann, Coda Tchida (Karlee Young), Tana (Brian) Luptak, Ashley Pecora, Danny Pecora, and Rachael Pecora; great-grandchildren, Andrew Muserd, Alex Musgjerd, Nicole Musgjerd, Samantha (Stuart) Cornwell, Krysta Glasoe, Gavin Gundermann, Alexys Mann, and Ella Gundermann; great-great-grandchildren, Jersey and Bailey Cornwell; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church and/or Valley County Historical Society.

Monday, October 26th 2015
Dan Anderson
Dan Anderson, 89, of Opheim, MT, died on October 9, 2015, of natural causes at Sweetwater Retirement Living. Dan was born on the family homestead, one of four children, to Daniel G. and Anna Anderson on January 3, 1926. He was raised by his mother after his father passed away at a young age. Dan took over operating the farm at the age of 14. He attended the Rosebud Country school through elementary and graduated from Opheim High School.

He married Jene Dorwin of Flaxville, MT, on January 20, 1955. Together they had 6 children and shared many wonderful moments. They were married for 53 amazing years before Jene passed away in 2008.

Dad farmed and Ranched until the age of 80 when he and Jene retired and moved to Livingston for a brief stay.

Dad was involved in the Luke’s 100 fund drive to raise money for the construction of the Glasgow hospital, and then served on the Board of Directors for Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital for many years.

Served on the Board of Directors for the Production Credit Association for numerous years.

Dad, along with his brother Arnold Anderson, were awarded the Outstanding Conservation Farmers award in 1990 given by the Valley Count Conservation District for planting more than 30,000 trees on their farm.

After spending a full day farming and ranching, Dad liked to relax in the evening hoeing weeds in the garden. One of his favorite pastimes was to play cards, his favorite being a good hand of whist. He was a ravenous reader, reading almost anything he could get his hands on whether it was a good book, a newspaper, or a magazine. Another of Dad’s favorite pastimes was putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Throughout calving season, he spent many hours working a jigsaw puzzle while waiting for a cow to calf so that he could sleep peacefully knowing that there were no complications with the birth. During any good thunderstorm, Dad could always be found sitting at the kitchen window watching the lightning. He was a shy man of great integrity and generosity. He loved music and taking Mom dancing. We know in our hearts that their spirits are dancing eternity away to the big band tunes they both so loved.

Survivors include a son Randy (Paula) Anderson of Billings, MT, daughter Sherry (Keith) Hatfield of Gardiner, MT, daughter Holly (Claude) Long of Gardiner, MT, son Larry (Kris) Anderson of Absorkee, MT, and son Russ (Twyla) Anderson of Opheim, MT. Survivors also include a brother Arnold Anderson of Opheim, MT, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Jene, a daughter Pam Anderson, a grandson (Dusty Ritter), an infant son, sisters Ellen Lenoir and Hazel McGaffey, MD, and a nephew (Terry Tweten).

As per Dad’s wishes, there will not be a memorial service. A private family memorial will take place next summer where his ashes, along with Mom’s will be spread on the family farm in Opheim, MT. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Monday, October 26th 2015
Edward Tade, Jr.
Edward Tade, Jr. passed away October 23, 2015 in Great Falls, MT at age 86 after a short battle with cancer at the Peace Hospice House surrounded by family.

Ed was born in 1929 in Ossette, MT attended to by a midwife to Lillian and Edward Tade, Sr and was the oldest of six children.

Ed lived on the family farm and attended schools in Nashua, MT graduating in 1947. Ed was a man of many careers, starting with dairy cows, refuse contractor for the City of Glasgow, raising cattle and hay and finally becoming a grocer for forty years. His grocery career started in Glasgow at Buttrey Foods on the south side in Glasgow, then Gordons Foods, and eventually with Western Warehouse/Supervalu and County Market in Great Falls, MT.

In 1950 he met and married Mary Moseley and from that union four children were born, Larry, Jerry, Debbie and Vicki. They later divorced.

In 1970 he married Hulda Aitken and together they raised six children, Lynda, Shirley, Margaret, Nancy, Larry and Lisa.

Ed was known and will be remembered as a hard worker with a strong work ethic. Ed was a farmer at heart and was always most content working in his garden or doing wood working projects. Ed was the neighborhood handyman doing snow removal, lawn mowing and carpentry for a nearby small apartment building. Ed always came back to the love of the land and looked forward to the fall harvest on his brother’s and nephew’s farms. For several years Ed & Hulda spent winters in Arizona and traveling with his siblings and spouses. Ed always remembered life’s special events with either a card or telephone call.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Lillian (Stroud) & Edward Tade, Sr, brother; Marvin Tade and his spouse Ellen; brothers-in-law, Sam Sauer and Alex Zygmond and his lifelong friend Harold Eide.

Ed is survived by his wife Hulda Mae of Great Falls; his sisters LaDonna Sauer; Marcia Zygmond & Helen (Clarence) Elkin all of Billings, MT, brother Ron (Norma Jean) of Scobey, children; Larry E. (Bev) Tade; Jerry (Teresa) Tade, Debbie Tade, & Vicki (Sean) Beaulieu; Lynn Wetterling, Shirley Aitken; Margaret (Sidney) Godolphin; Nancy Aitken-Nobles (Buddy Nobles); Lisa (Tom) Brieske & Larry R. (Simone) Tade.; 20 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT on Thursday, October 29, 2015 with family receiving friends from 5-7 PM.

Services will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, MT on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

The family extends a very special thank you to the Peace Hospice House in Great Falls whose staff treated Dad with such kindness and compassion.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Benefis Peace Hospice House 1101 26th St So., Great Falls, MT 59405.

Monday, October 26th 2015
Michael Leo Kern, Sr.
Michael Leo Kern was born September 2, 1921, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri to Francis and Anna Margaret Kern. Sonny, as he was called by his family, was their 1st born. 9 years later his mother passed away, leaving 4 small children. His father remarried and the family grew by 4 more girls, taking the count to 8 siblings.

Mike grew up on a Dairy farm a few miles out of town. Along with his Dad, he would milk the cows in the early dawn hours. When the milking was done, he then delivered it all on his way to school. Sonny spent long days in the corn fields, from planting to harvest time, behind mules and horses. In 1939 he graduated from Ste Genevieve High School and joined the Army on October 26, 1939.

While serving in the Army during WWII, Mike was stationed up and down the west coast. While in Portland, he met a beautiful young lady, June Dunn, from North East Montana working in the ship yards. They quickly fell in love and were married July 9, 1943.

In 1944, Mike’s unit, the 96th Infantry Division was ordered to the Pacific theater but Mike was given orders to remain in the US as a troop instructor. He wanted to stay with the men he had trained with so he refused the order, was demoted in rank and sent off to war. In fierce fighting the 96th defeated the enemy on the island of Leyte in the Philippines and then on Okinawa. As a result of his actions, Mike received a number of awards and commendations including the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge.

While Mike was overseas, June moved back to her parents' farm near Whitetail, Mt and gave birth to their first child, Mike Jr. After the war, Mike and June lived in Scobey where their second child, Nancy, was born. Mike dug basements by hand under existing homes, worked on the dray line and was a school janitor. In 1950, they moved to Frazer where the family lived as dormitory parents and school bus driver. They enjoyed lifelong friendships with the students they were "parents" to and mentors. Years later, stories of those times would be shared sitting in Mike’s furniture store when the former students, now much older adults, would come by.

In 1952, they moved to ND. Mike worked in the oil field now called the Bakken, helped build Garrison Dam and later cored for uranium in Wyoming. In1954, they moved to Wolf Point, arriving with 35 cents in their pocket. Mike worked in the service department for the Buick dealership and later the GM dealership.

When Mike, Jr. was 13 and Nancy 11, Mike and June got a big surprise! They were expecting, and Patti joined the family.

Mike became a letter carrier with the Post Office in 1961, a job he loved for the next 21 years, retiring on September 18, 1981. He was quite honored to deliver more than one letter from the President of the United States to one of his patrons on his route. His mail route brought him by his own house, so Mike was always able to eat lunch at home with his wife June and take a 10-15 minute nap on the floor before continuing on with his route.

Mike was a founding member of the Wolf Point Federal Credit Union and served on their Board of Directors for many years. He always had a positive can-do attitude and served the community of Wolf Point well, being involved in many community events, usually behind the scenes, never in the lime light. Mike loved to do surprises for his family and others, preferring to go without any recognition.

Mike started Kern Furniture in Wolf Point in 1963, first selling used merchandise and furniture he bought at auctions, then he taught himself to reupholster some pieces before selling them. He took on upholstering jobs and was very proud of the horse drawn sleigh he was commissioned to redo. Mike covered many truck seats for area truckers. During this time he also self-taught himself to be an auctioneer and started a weekly consignment auction sale. His auctioneering time was short lived but he was able to do the "auction yodel" way into his 90's...

Eventually his used furniture store revolved into only New Furniture and went from being open from 3pm to 6pm Monday-Saturday to more regular business hours. One of his greatest joys was when he bought a semi and furniture van. He could now drive directly to the furniture factories to purchase his store inventory. He later opened a second furniture store in Glasgow. When he closed the Glasgow store, daughter Nancy bought the building.

Mike started the Free Trader shopper paper, adding press man to the long list of acquired talents. About a year later, he sold the paper to daughter Patti. The paper is in its 28th year of publication.

Mike acquired several rental houses in Wolf Point, making lifelong friends with many of his renters who were long term. He was always designing, building and tinkering on something. Mike built 3 homes, an all-wood camper trailer that resembled a shoe box with the top-half being raised by a pulley system, a motor home from the chassis up and a custom diamond plated sleeper behind the cab of a semi-truck he hauled furniture in.

Christmas was a special time for Mike to make little ones smile. For years he dressed as Santa Claus, had June drive him around town so he could deliver sacks of candy, nuts and fruit to different families. Many of those families never knew who their "Mystery" Santa was until they were adults as June parked down the street in the pickup and Mike would run and hop in the back and tell her to GO! When the grandchildren came along, he was able to play Santa for them.

Mike and June enjoyed 25 + years of retirement traveling in a motor home or 5th wheel trailer in all but 2 or 3 states, most of the Canadian provinces and Mexico. They took their motor home on a train trip through Mexico, seeing Mexico's Grand Canyon and visiting many villages. They drove to Alaska twice, spending most of one summer there. Most of the time, they traveled solo but on occasion they would travel with friends or relatives. Mike often volunteered to do construction and maintenance work on churches along the way.
June passed away in July of 2014, right after they celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. Mike went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 22, 2015. He leaves behind his son Mike Jr. and wife Grace of Michigan, daughter Patti and husband Duane Parcel of Wolf Point and son-in-law Don Turner, Glasgow. His daughter Nancy preceded him in death in 2013. Mike had 8 grandchildren: Ginger, Michael III, Kim, Kevin, Kari, Kris, Josh and Matthew and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point, Montana. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point, Montana.

Friday, October 9th 2015
Jackson Garrett Pederson
Jackson Garrett Pederson, 15 months, of Glasgow, Montana returned home to Heaven on October 6, 2015.
Jackson was born in Billings, Montana on June 26, 2014 weighing a healthy 8lbs 6oz to Ty Pederson and Amanda Rexhausen and older brother Kolt. He loved to run around in his walker and to devour food. He was very happy, yet an ornery little guy. He loved to be held, never wanting to be put down. He could look at you with mischief in his big brown eyes and you would wonder whether he wanted to bite you or hug you. Jackson and his big brother, Kolt, were inseparable and adored one another. Jackson left us too soon with an emptiness in our hearts, but we are finding comfort in knowing that he is in the best hands up in heaven.
Jackson is survived by his parents Ty Pederson (Jazzmin Collins) and Amanda Rexhausen; brother, Kolt; grandparents, Duke and Marie, Jennifer (Scott), Dave “Spook” (Tracie); Uncle Justin and Aunt Bobby (Michael, Idella), and Aunt Taylor, Uncle CJ, Aunt Sara, and Uncle Kaelin; great-grandparents and numerous great-aunts, uncles and cousins. Jackson held a very special place in the hearts of his uncle Doug, Aunt Gwen, cousins Nich (Karsyn) and Briana.
Visitation will take place Sunday, October 11, 2015 with family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM also at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Following the service a burial will take place at Highland Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to PO Box 615, Glasgow, Montana, 59230. Donations will be received graciously and humbly in honor of Jackson on gofundme.com, or a savings account has been set up at First Community Bank in Glasgow.
Monday, October 5th 2015
Mark Andrew Jackson
Mark Andrew Jackson, 57, of Vandalia, Montana, passed away October 1, 2015, while elk hunting with his soul mate Karen Jackson, of a heart attack.

Mark was born in Wenatchee, WA, August 25, 1958 to Buddy and Bonnie (Anderson) Jackson. He graduated from Eastmont High School, Class of 1976. Later he attended a Montana outfitter & guide service school, graduating top of his class. Mark married the love of his life Karen (Spencer) Jackson, February 17, 1979.

Mark has been working in the telephone business for the last 30 years. He worked for GTE/Verizon for many years before he & Karen started Queen of Spades Utilities, Inc.

Mark was a quiet and avid hunter/fisherman. He enjoyed baking cookies for friends, yummy pies during the holidays in his mom's kitchen and extraordinary birthday cakes. Mark was also a practical joker. You never knew when he might strike!

Mark loved to spend time with friends and family. He found special joy teaching his "kids" about the outdoors, making cookies with the grand babes or cooking up something special for Karen .

Mark was happiest when he & Karen where working on a home project, camping/hunting or dickering with a street vendor on a beach in Mexico. They traveled to many places throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming.

Mark is survived by his loving wife Karen Jackson, Vandalia, MT; children, Storm (Jenn) Jackson, Glasgow, MT; Catrina (Preston) Sillito, East Wenatchee, WA; Steve Wellendorf, Glasgow, MT; grandchildren Makayla, John and Adelaide Sillito, East Wenatchee, WA; Ashlyn Jackson, Tri-Cities, WA; Olivia and Buddy Jackson, Glasgow, MT; his parents Buddy & Bonnie Jackson, East Wenatchee, WA; his brother Terry Jackson, East Wenatchee, WA; his best friend Randy May, East Wenatchee, WA; and many friends and family in the Wenatchee Valley and Izard County Arkansas.

A celebration of Mark's life will be held in East Wenatchee, WA, at Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, at 2:00 PM Friday, October 9, 2015. Reception to follow at Willy’s Sports Bar also in East Wenatchee, WA. Another service will take place at OB's Bar, Saco, MT on Saturday, October 24, at 5:00 PM. A visitation will take place Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Bell Mortuary and Telfords Chapel are in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015
Dr. William Edward Wright
Dr. William Edward Wright M.D., age 70, passed away on October 1st, 2015 at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana of complications from Huntington’s disease.

Dr. Wright was born on September 8th, 1945 in Denver, Colorado, to Mary Ann Grabow and Dewey Sampson Wright. When he was in 6th grade the family moved to Helena, Montana, where he graduated from Helena Senior High in 1963.

Dr. Wright attended colleges at Montana State University in Bozeman and Carol College in Helena. He graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor Degree; a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Dr. Wright continued his education at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1968-1972, having attained his Doctorate of Medicine. He then continued his education at the University of North Carolina with a five year residency in pathology at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which was completed in 1977.

Upon completion of his education in the medical fields, he came to Glasgow, Montana. Dr. Wright was employed as the pathologist at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital starting in March of 1978, until his retirement in 1993.

In addition to his responsibilities at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital Clinic Laboratory, Dr. Wright traveled to Scobey, Wolf Point, and Poplar as a consulting pathologist.

Dr. Wright enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, skiing and golfing. He also enjoyed playing poker, especially 5 card stud. Dr. Wright liked to camp out at the South Fork of the Judith River with his black Labrador dogs Nicki and Ruby.

In June of 2005, Dr. Wright moved into the Valley View Home, and was a resident there until his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Dewey Wright; his sister, Patricia Marlow; and an uncle, Garret Wright.

Dr. Wright is survived by an aunt and uncle, JoAnn and Branson Payne, their son Garret Payne of San Ramon, California, and their daughter, Sheri Lake of Denver, Colorado; and aunt, Sherri Wright of Pasadena, California; a nephew, Bradley Marlow of Riverton, Wyoming; a niece Kathleen Diehl and her sons Shane and Eric of Peoria, Arizona.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015. Family and friends will gather at the Bell Mortuary at 1:00 PM and proceed to Highland Cemetery at 1:30 PM.

Friday, October 2nd 2015
Mary Sue Knudson Sudduth
Richard Alonzo Sudduth
Mary Sue Knudson Sudduth was born April 20th, 1947 in Glasgow, MT to Kenneth and Jane Knudson. Raised on a farm NW of Saco, she graduated from Saco High School in 1965. She attended Billings Business College which prepared her for her work as a legal secretary as well as a medical secretary. On June 18th, 1967 she married Richard Alonzo Sudduth, Jr. in Saco, MT. Their son, Richard Kenneth Sudduth (Richie), was born June 25th, 1971. Mary Sue was a lifelong member of the Saco Methodist Church, serving as Sunday School Superintendent for many years and organist/pianist up to the time of her death. She would offer her services as a church pianist whenever needed, filling in at the Hinsdale Methodist Church and the Glasgow Methodist Church. When Richie was young, she served as a Cub Scout den mother.

Mary Sue was a lifetime member of the Rebekah Lodge in which she held offices at the local lodge as well as at the state level. She served as the State President for the Montana Rebekah Assembly. She served her community in a multitude of ways, whenever there was a need for volunteers. Mary Sue was always supportive of the activities of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as being a support for family members when needed.

Mary Sue is survived by her mother, Jane Knudson of Glasgow, son, Richard Kenneth Sudduth of Saco, two sisters, Connie (Jim) Schultz, Fort Peck, MT and Laurinda (Oscar) Knudson, Billings, MT, three grandchildren; Anthony Sudduth of Hinsdale, Matthew Sudduth of Glasgow, and Kayla Sudduth of Saco, MT.; three sisters-in-law, Marcia (Ray) Covert of San Jose, CA, Laura “Lolly” (Ed) Carr-Schade of Colorado Springs, CO, and Candy (Tom) Dooper, Lusk, WY; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary Sue is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Knudson, her brother, Kenneth Max Knudson, her father-in-law, Richard Alonzo Sudduth, Sr. and her mother-in-law, Marion Lucille Sudduth. Mary Sue and Rich left this life as they lived, together, on September 29, 2015 in a tragic car accident.

The Sudduth’s family will receive friends on Monday, October 5th, 2015 from 4:00 PM till 6:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Rich and Mary Sue’s services will be Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Saco Gymnasium in Saco, Montana. Burial will follow at Saco Cemetery.

Born on January 14, 1945 in a home in Saco, Montana, Richard Alonzo Sudduth, Jr. was the first born child of Richard and Marion (Robbins) Sudduth, Sr. He was raised in Hinsdale, Mt and graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1963. On June 18, 1967 he married Mary Sue Knudson of Saco who became his partner in life. Their son, Richard Kenneth Sudduth was born on June 25th, 1971. They lived in the Saco community for over 35 years after traveling to other parts of the United States. Rich was a farm hand for Knudson Brothers in Saco, a mechanic for Farm Equipment in Glasgow, and followed the pipeline in the early 70’s to New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.

Mary Sue and Richie accompanied him on these adventures. Settling in Saco, he worked at the compressor station for MDU and WBI until his retirement in 2007. Rich was retired from the Montana Army National Guard after serving 24 years. He was a member of the American Legion, served as a councilman for the city of Saco and served as the interim mayor of Saco. Time spent farming provided Rich with a sense of accomplishment unparalleled to any other job he had. He willingly shared his mechanical ability and knowledge of farming with his grandchildren and enjoyed the company of close friends and family.

Rich is survived by his son, Richard Kenneth Sudduth of Saco, three grandchildren; Anthony Sudduth of Hinsdale, Matthew Sudduth of Glasgow, and Kayla Sudduth of Saco, MT.; three sisters, Marcia (Ray) Covert of San Jose, CA, Laura “Lolly” (Ed) Carr-Schade of Colorado Springs, CO, and Candy (Tom) Dooper, Lusk, WY; mother-in-law, Jane Knudson, Glasgow, MT; two sisters-in-law, Connie (Jim) Schultz, Fort Peck, MT and Laurinda (Oscar) Knudson, Billings, MT. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rich was preceded in death by his father, Richard Alonzo Sudduth, Sr., his mother, Marion Lucille Sudduth, his father-in-law Kenneth Knudson and his brother-in-law, Kenneth Max Knudson. Mary Sue and Rich left this life as they lived, together, on September 29, 2015 in a tragic car accident.

The Sudduth’s family will receive friends on Monday, October 5th, 2015 from 4:00 PM till 6:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Rich and Mary Sue’s services will be Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Saco Gymnasium in Saco, Montana. Burial will follow at Saco Cemetery.

Wednesday, September 30th 2015
Dr. Russell James Smith D.V.M.
Dr. Russell (Rusty/Russ) James Smith D.V.M., age 56 of Glasgow, Montana passed away on September 29th, 2015 in Salt Lake City of heart complications. Rusty was born in Columbus, Montana on December 22, 1958. He was the only child to Margot (Mundell) Smith and Clarence James Smith.

He attended school in Red Lodge, Montana until 4th grade. His family then moved to Casper, Wyoming where he graduated from Natrona County High School in 1977. He then attended Casper College for two years and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Wyoming finishing with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1981. He continued on with his education to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 1985.

Rusty met Kathleen Ann Farmer in March of 1978, and their 33-year marriage began on June 5, 1982. They were blessed with two sons, Brady James Smith of Salt Lake City and Corey Allen Smith of Bozeman.

Rusty and Kathy moved to Glasgow in June of 1985 to begin their careers, as Rusty's desire was to work a mixed animal practice in a rural setting. By 1991 he became a partner, later purchasing the Glasgow Veterinary Clinic in 1993. He was a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, served on the Montana Veterinary State Board, and the Wells Fargo Board.

He was very active in the community. He coached his sons in football, basketball, baseball, and soccer. He was a supporter of numerous organizations including the Scottie Booster Club, 4-H, Focus on the Family, Montana Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Fort Peck Summer Theatre.

Rusty had a variety of interests including boating, kayaking, hunting, skiing, whitewater rafting, and fishing. He enjoyed traveling with family and friends, dabbling in the stock market, and was a die-hard Broncos fan.

He was a loving husband and father. Rusty will be remembered for his kind, caring, and gentle nature. He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Rusty is survived by his mother, Margot Smith of Casper, Wyoming; wife, Kathy Smith of Glasgow, Montana; and sons, Brady Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah and Corey Smith of Bozeman, Montana.

Visitation will take place Friday, October 2nd beginning at 1:00 PM. Family will receive from 4:00 PM till 6:00 PM, with a sharing taking place beginning at 6:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary. Services will be Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the St. Raphael’s Parish in Glasgow, Montana. Burial will take place at Highland Cemetery.

Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Tuesday, September 29th 2015
Warren (Nick) Gamas
Warren (Nick) Gamas, of Glasgow, Montana, passed away on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 of natural causes.

He is survived by his wife, Carolee of Glasgow, sisters; Charlotte Farrington of Great Falls, Denny Wright of Glasgow; sons, Rick, Warren, and Trint, daughter, Tara, 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Nick was a longtime teacher and administrator for Glasgow Public Schools.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date, to be announced.

Monday, September 28th 2015
Edgar "Eddie" Orval Garwood
Edgar "Eddie" Orval Garwood

Edgar "Eddie" Orval Garwood of Nashua, Montana, 94, died Thursday, September 24, 2015 of natural causes at his home on the family farm south of Nashua.

Edgar was the only child of Marion and Gertrude (Bailey) Garwood. Edgar was born April 23, 1921 in Jackson County, Kentucky, near the small community of Gray Hawk. When Edgar was a month old, the family traveled to Montana and homesteaded four miles south of Nashua, near the confluence of the Milk and Missouri Rivers.

Edgar spent much of his childhood shadowing first his mother and later his father in their daily farming life. As well as farming, the family ran a dairy for many years on the farm. Edgar started school in Nashua at the age of 7. When he first started school, his mother took work in town so she could take him to school and back; later he traveled on his own. Edgar remembered walking the 4 miles to school and also riding his horse, and sometimes cross country skiing to town.
After he finished the 8th grade, the family sold the dairy and moved to Lewisburg, Ohio, where Marion’s family was from, and purchased a farm there. In Ohio, Edgar decided he needed to work to help the family instead of going to school. Even though Edgar never went to high school, he was very well read and self-educated himself on many issues. During his time back east, Edgar worked many jobs in several states, including mechanical and construction jobs. He was offered a foreman’s job with an iron company, but he said he felt the pull of farming and Montana never left his thoughts.

After the start of WWII, the family moved back to Montana. Edgar farmed alongside his parents for several years. On February 7, 1945, Edgar married Theona "Toni" Moum, and they began their life together on the farm. In June of 1945, Edgar was drafted into the Army and went to California for his training. In November he received a medical discharge from the service. He arrived home about a month before his eldest child, Ronald, was born. Two daughters later joined the family, Karen in 1947 and Diane in 1957. Edgar and Toni were blessed with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and were always happy to have them at the farm. The farm house was originally an old railroad bridge that was turned into a cabin, which was purchased by the Garwood’s, who took it apart piece by piece and moved it several miles and reassembled it at its current location, sometime in the late 20’s. The bridge timber walls can still be seen from the front porch. Over the years, many additions were made to that bridge timber house as the family grew, including the front porch that many family and friends sat it and enjoyed the lovely views to the south. The basement of the house, Edgar actually dug out by hand. Electricity came in the 40’s and indoor plumbing finally came to the farm house when Theona was expecting their third child and she was determined not to raise another baby without running water. Edgar was very proud of his home and its history and all the memories that were made there.

The Garwood family farm started with the original homestead but as the years passed, the farm grew to include both dry wheat land as well as irrigated hay land. Edgar put in many long, hard hours farming the land, but he never complained about the hard work. He would often say that “every day is a good day”.

Even though Edgar did not have any siblings, he was very close with his cousins on both sides of his family, particularly his cousin Bud Garwood. He also felt particularly blessed in his marriage to Toni, because he not only gained a wonderful partner, but he gained a large and loving family of Moum relations.

As with many farmers and ranchers, Edgar never really retired, although he did slow down some. He and Toni spent much time in the winter months traveling, and put many miles on cars as well as their prized motor home. They traveled in all directions visiting family and friends, and wintered many years in Arizona. They made several trips to Nashville and visiting the Grand Old Opry was a particularly wonderful memory for them both. Edgar loved music and could play the guitar pretty well, as well as the banjo and mandolin. In his later years, after Toni had passed, Edgar was content to spend his winters in Montana, sitting near his prized wood burning stove while listening to classic country music.

Edgar started almost every day of his adult life eating home-made whole-wheat pancakes that his wife perfected over the years. Family and friends alike have enjoyed pancakes at the Garwood farm. After Toni passed, Edgar became a pretty good pancake chef in his own right, and was always happy to share a cup of coffee and story with company.

Edgar was a member of the Valley County Conservation District, and had strong beliefs on protecting the land for farming, wildlife and future generations. Edgar was a member of the Nashua School Board for many years. He was also on the Valley County TV Board, and was instrumental with bringing TV to this area of rural Montana. He set up many TV antennas at farms across Valley and McCone counties, and many people will remember him as the man who brought TV to their house.

Edgar was preceded in death by his parents Marion and Gertrude Garwood, and his wife of 61 years, Theona Garwood. He is survived by his children, Ronald and wife Patricia (Wesen) of Nashua, and his daughters Karen Stearns and husband Gary, of Harlem and Diane Forbes and husband Scott, of Apache Junction, AZ. Grandsons Steve Stearns and Tami Casady of Harlem, Scott Stearns and Amber of Butte, Seth Garwood of Nashua, and Shawn Garwood of Glasgow. Granddaughters Stacy Garwood of Nashua and Shari Stearns of Harlem, and great-grandchildren Shenia, Sade, Lacey and Trinity of Harlem and Kellen of Butte.

Services will be held Friday, October 2nd, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nashua, Montana. Burial will follow at Nashua Cemetery.

Monday, September 28th 2015
Wayne E. Shipp
Wayne E. Shipp, 53, loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend went on wings of angels to be with our Lord, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and friends, September 26, 2015.

Funeral services for Wayne will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, Montana with Pastor Scott Hedegaard officiating, burial will follow at the Shipp Ranch north of Glasgow. Family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., with a Wake to follow at 7:00 p.m. September 29, 2015 at Bell Mortuary. Memorial may be made to the Wayne Shipp Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be sent to bellmortuarymontana.com.

Wayne was born January 2, 1962 in Glasgow to Lloyd and Theresa (DeBray) Shipp. He attended Glasgow Schools and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1980. He married his soulmate, Lori Orahood, on July 19, 1986 in Malta, Montana. The couple was blessed with four children; Wyatt, Joe, Erika and Della. Erika Married Cody Hanson July 26, 2014 and the most recent addition to his family, the one that made his eyes light up, is his granddaughter, Chloe.

Wayne a life-long rancher north of Glasgow was very active in the Glasgow Community; he loved to help others, he was enthusiastic about 4-H, high school wrestling, photography, learning to play the banjo, and was an avid athlete. He was an inspiration to many with his encouragement to others through his actions and beliefs. He participated in the Spartan Race six weeks after having major surgery following his cancer diagnosis. He participated several times in the “Longest Dam Race”; most recently running a 10K and biking 10 miles. All of the people at “Just For Kicks” held a very special place in Wayne’s Heart.

Wayne was a member of Valley County Farm Bureau and the Montana Farm Bureau Federation where he held several offices. Wayne was a brand inspector for several years and he went on to graduate from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy to become a district livestock investigator. He received the Governor’s Award for his investigative work. Most recently he retired from the Valley County Sherriff’s Department where he was a deputy and member of the SWAT Team. Upon retirement he received the Daniel R. Taylor Sheriff’s Star Award.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Lori Shipp; children, Wyatt, Joe, Erika (Cody) Hanson and Della; granddaughter, Chloe Hanson; mother, Theresa Shipp; siblings, Jaylein (Lester) Nickles, Patty (Dan) Geer, Doyle (Coleen) Shipp, and Rosalie (Greg) Spinler; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Shipp; paternal-grandparents, George and Betsy Shipp; and maternal-grandparents Leo and Pauline DeBray.

“Rock On!”

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015
Evelyn Watterud
Evelyn Carol Dahl Watterud, 98, of Glasgow, Montana passed away on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Evelyn was born to Axel and Hilda (Dahl) Watterud on August 29, 1917 in Opheim, Montana. She had six brothers; Leonard, Lester, Rudy, Myron, Donald and Glenn. Evelyn was the oldest of three girls, her sisters were Eleanor and Lorraine. When Hilda became ill the family moved to Glasgow. Evelyn took good care of her mother, Hilda until she her passing.

Evelyn moved out on her own after her mother’s death and remained independent and lived alone until her last days.

Evelyn loved, took good care of and fed stray animals that came around her yard. Evelyn loved her family and enjoyed her life.

Evelyn is survived by her loving sister, Eleanor Kolstad of Glasgow; sisters-in-law, Elona of Glasgow and Ruth of Whitefish; numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents, her six brothers, one sister and a brother-in-law.

Services will be held Friday, September 25th, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery also in Glasgow, Montana.
Thursday, September 17th 2015
Elsie Edna (Math) Jacobs
Elsie Edna (Math) Jacobs age 73 of Glasgow, Montana passed away September 16, 2015. Elsie was born to Henry and Edna Math in Havre, Montana. Elsie married Wayne Jacobs January 21st, 1958 in Whitewater, Montana and to this union four sons were born. She loved being a rancher’s wife, canning, cooking, and crocheting, as well as participating in 4-H.

Elsie is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Wayne Jacobs; four sons, Clarence (Irene) Jacobs, Clinton (Cindy) Jacobs, Dale (Lori) Jacobs, and Wesley (Michelle) Jacobs; a brother, Ben (Barb) Jacobs; a sister, Helen (Loren) Schell; seven grand-children, six step grand-children, nine great great-grandchildren, five step great great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, two aunts Jenny Fewer and Betty Siewing, and a brother in law Francis (Delores) Jacobs.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents, her mother and father in law, two sisters in law, and a strep great-grandson.

A visitation will be held Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. No services will be held. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Thursday, September 10th 2015
Barbara A. Pipe
Barbara A. Pipe passed away September 10, 2015 in Glasgow, Montana at the age of 80. Barbara was born May 25, 1935 in Watertown, New York to Pauline (Bergevin) and Joseph Talio Taddonio. She came to Montana after marrying Jack H. Morehouse on January 3, 1953. To this union four children were born. Barbara worked as a counselor and director for the State of Montana Chemical Dependency Program for 23 years until retiring in May of 1997.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Pauline Taddonio

Barbara is survived by all four children; Keith Joseph (Mary) Morehouse, Kelvin Donald (Joyce) Morehouse, Jacqueline Kay Hughey, and Kent Philip (Juanita) Morehouse; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. As well as two sisters; Mary Lou (Bob) Logan and Rose Marie (Ed) Matty and one brother Joseph Taddonio.

Services will be held Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana with a coffee social to follow. Condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com.
Monday, September 7th 2015
Kathryn Marie (Hess) Cherney
Kathryn Marie (Hess) Cherney, 88, of Nashua/Glasgow, passed away of natural causes at FMDH in Glasgow on Friday, September 4, 2015. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Bell Mortuary.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. A luncheon will follow. Burial of ashes will take place privately with family. Memorials may be made to Nemont Manor in Kathryn’s name. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Kathryn was born to Allen and Hazel (Shirk) Hess on April 10, 1927 in Poplar, Montana, and was the oldest of four girls. She attended grade school north of Brockton and graduated from Poplar High School in 1946. She graduated college from Havre with a teaching degree.

While Kathryn was teaching school in Nashua, she met Joyce Cherney. The couple married June 7, 1953 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Brockton, Montana. In the fall of 1953, Kathryn and Joyce moved to the homestead farm where they lived until they bought a house in Nashua in 1988. They were blessed with four children: Terrence, Darrell, Jodeen, and Dayton. They lived in Nashua until 2005 when they moved to Nemont Manor in Glasgow. Joyce and Kathryn were happily married for 53 years.

Kathryn’s life revolved around her family, children, grandchildren and her strong Christian faith. She enjoyed cooking and was known throughout the community for her Halloween popcorn balls. She belonged to Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Nashua and later attended services at First Lutheran Church and the Nemont Manor in Glasgow.

Kathryn is survived by her son, Dayton (Liz) Cherney of Sidney; her granddaughters, Alysha (Justin) Korpi, and Katie Johnson of Spokane, WA; grandson, Waylon (Ceci Campagna) Poland of Seattle; Alysha and Katie’s mother, Mary Goodell of Dutton; and sisters, Hazel Gruys of Albuquerque, NM and Velma Savoie of Newberry, CA; numerous nieces and nephews; and extended family.

Kathryn is preceded in death by her husband, Joyce; her daughter, Jodeen; sons, Terrence and Darrell; and sister, Audrey (Hess) Larson.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015
Carol Lee Schroeder Marsh DuBeau
On Aug 21, 2015, Carol Lee Schroeder Marsh DuBeau passed away at the Riverton Hospital in Riverton, Wyoming at the age of 72 with her family at her side. She was born February 6, 1943 in Fergus Falls, MN to Rueben & Ovidia (Pedersen) Schroeder. When she was 2 years old the family moved to the Reserve, MT area, at the age of 5 the family moved to Chester, MT they were only in Chester a short time before moving back to Reserve where she went to 1st & 2nd grade. Carol went to school in Plentywood, MT for the 3rd-7th grade, then she went to school in Westby, MT her 8th-9th grade. Carol received her GED as an adult while living in CA. After her 9th grade she went to live with her Uncle Merlin & Aunt Beverly in Shelby, MT. That is where Carol met Darryl Marsh and where married in Nov. 1958, to this marriage they had 3 children: LaNet, Darryl (Butch), Darrylynn. In Jan. 1963 Carol was widow. She met William(Punk)DuBeau later that year and married in Nov 1965, to this marriage they had 2 boys Bill and Matt.
They then raised 5 children west of Glasgow in the Tampico area. She was a stay at home mom who would have fresh hot baked goods every day when the kids come home from school. What a Yummy treat (Mom). She loved to play pinochle with friends, neighbors it was almost an every weekend event. Her favorite thing to do was to have coffee and visit with her children, grandchildren, family members and friends. She also enjoyed showing her sheep at the fair. When the kids were in high school Carol worked at the Glasgow Livestock Yards for a few years before moving from Glasgow in 1985. They traveled where Punk’s work would take them, WA, OR, New Mexico, MN, Mississippi, NV, CA, NE, Wyoming and that is where they retired. She moved to Shoshoni, WY about 4 years ago.
Carol is survived by her husband, Punk, of 50 years, her children; LaNet (Everett) Lien, Darryl (Butch & Carrie ) Marsh both of Casper, WY, Darrylynn(Jim) Fabrizius of Riverton, WY, Bill(Janell) DuBeau of Moorcroft, Wy, Matthew(Dawn) DuBeau of Shoshoni, WY, 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Ervin (Judy) Schroeder of Columbia Falls, MT, Cherylen McLaurin of Glasgow, MT, and Joy Johnson of Velva, ND and many nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents Rueben Schroeder & Ovidia Metvedt, brothers, Gary Schroeder & Terry Metvedt, stepfather Gus Metvedt who she thought the world of.
Cremation has taken place by Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, WY.
Services for Carol will be at a later date.
She is loved and will be deeply missed by all lives she touched.
My Father called, and, I’m sorry I had to leave.
It’s o.k. I know you love me when you grieve.
I’m now standing in glory with God, and that, you must believe.
There will be times when you’ll wish I was back, but, just remember this:
I’m only in the other room,
The one my Master made for me.
I’m only in the other room,
That space in your hearts, you saved, just for me.
I’m only in the other room,
I love you each, as love should be.
There’ll come a time, when we’ll reunite…
It’s in the other room.
by Brenda VanderWerff
Friday, August 28th 2015
Clara Ann Pehan Rasmusan
Clara Ann Pehan Rasmusan, 71, passed away August 26, 2015, with family by her side in Glasgow, Montana. Clara was born the third of ten children to Anthony and Leonie Pehan on March 20, 1944, in Opheim, Montana. She attended grade school in Glentana and graduated from Opheim High School in 1962. Soon after she moved to Glasgow and met the love of her life Jerry Rasmusan. They were married on August 17, 1963, in Glentana, MT and together they had four children.

Her most recent employment of 20 years was with Milk River Activity Center as a direct support professional. Prior to this she spent 10 years as an office manager for Valley View Nursing Home. She was the ultimate supporter of her children and grandchildren, traveling countless miles to attend all their sporting events and activities. She had a kind and giving soul and always brought out the best in any gathering. She enjoyed playing cards, shooting darts, bowling, reading, watching the Broncos, and loved her animals. She was a member of the Lady Elk’s, Degree of Honor, and enjoyed participating in weekly bible studies. In May 2011 she was diagnosed with cancer and fought a brave battle for the past four years. She was courageous and never allowed her illness to separate her from the joy of her family.

Preceding her in death were her parents Anthony and Leonie, in-laws Shorty and Rena Rasmusan, brother-in-law Aloie Kimmet, niece Patricia Schiefelbein, niece Melissa Greenhagen, and nephew Joshua Redmon. Survivors include her husband of 52 years Jerry; son JR (Dawna) and children Tasha, Torey (SaraAnn & first great grandson due October 2015), Tyana, son Larry and children Devin and Dillen; Son Terry (Mandy) and children Megan, Deann, Mylee, and Kinsley; and daughter Kerry (Kory) and children Erika, Travis, Jake, Krista, and Nate. Clara is also survived by nine siblings; Shirley Kimmet, Mary (Myrel) Fischer, Gene (Deb) Pehan, Jim (Mary) Pehan, Bob Pehan, Cathy (Joe) Hanser, Joe Pehan, Laura (Michael) Borges, Martha (Dave) Redmon; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family extends gratitude to the staff at Milk River Activity Center, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, and Valley View for the support and care they provided. Services will be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at St Raphael’s Parish is Glasgow, Montana, at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow. Private family burial will be held in Glentana.

Friday, August 28th 2015
Arlo (Bill) William Westby
On August 27, 2015, Arlo (Bill) William Westby passed away at Valley View Home in Glasgow, MT at the age of 82. He was born December 15, 1932 in Opheim, MT, the son of Adolph and Mabel (Isakson) Westby. He enjoyed life on the farm as a boy and loved riding horse. He and his seven siblings would move into Opheim during the winter with his mom and attend school. He would ride horseback or ski to the farm on the weekends to be with his dad. He graduated from Opheim High School in 1953.
Bill was drafted into the army right out of high school and served in the Korean War for 18 months. He served in the 2nd Infantry Indian Arrowhead Division on the 38th parallel and in the 24th Infantry Division. He was discharged from Fort Lewis in 1955.
Upon his return to the U.S., he farmed with his brother, James. During that time he also worked as a lineman at Northern Electric Cooperative until 1959. Bill often remarked that the greatest thing that ever happened to family farms was the availability of electricity.

He married Gretchen (Nelson) Westby on June 10, 1962. After a few years they purchased the family farm and have resided there ever since. Their first child, Karen, was born in 1966 and their son, Todd, followed in 1969.

Bill continued to farm, enjoying all the labors of each season. He also truly loved working with livestock – riding horse, working cattle, and even herding sheep as a young boy. Bill was a lover of animals of all kinds and loved to do chores.
No one has ever received better care than Bill’s dogs. In his later years he enjoyed many hours of touring the farm in this Ranger with his two dogs, Ozzy and Tuff.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Mabel Westby, and his siblings, Jeannette Stellflug, Neta Davenport, Bud Westby, and Ronnie Westby.

Bill is survived by his wife, Gretchen, of 53 years, his daughter, Karen (Roger) Mayhall, his son, Todd (Lori) Westby and his five grandchildren, Quinn and Paige Mayhall, and Brooke, Blaire, and Ty Westby. He is also survived by his siblings, James Westby, Marcella Roots, Kerm Westby and many nieces and nephews.

The service will be Monday, August 31, at 11 am at the First Lutheran Church in Opheim. Internment will follow at Lawndale Cemetery. Following the service a luncheon will be served.

The pitch fork is hung, the cows are milked, the eggs are picked, the pigs are fed, the gates are closed, and we shut the lights off in the barn.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015
Peter "Pete" Robert Score
Peter “Pete” Robert Score
On the evening of August 24th, 2015 Pete passed away at the Phillips County Hospital in Malta, MT surrounded by family. Pete was 91 years old. A memorial service will be held Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 2:00 PM in Malta, Montana at the Little White Church. Burial will be at Malta City Cemetery with a luncheon to follow.
Pete was born to Nils Edward Score and Jennie Catherine Carlson Score in Malta, MT on July 31, 1924. He grew up in Bowdoin and attended schools there through 8th grade. Pete hauled water each day and kept the school stove going by chopping and hauling wood. He completed his high school education in Malta finishing 3rd in his class. During high school Pete worked at Mann’s Motel, Coast to Coast, and had a paper route for 4 years.
After graduating Pete went to Portland from 1942-1943 and worked in the ship yards until he joined the army in 1943 in which his tour took him overseas to Central Europe during WWII. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal. Pete served in the National Guard for 20+ years after his active duty.
After Pete’s service overseas he returned to Malta where he worked at various occupations until he became partners with Gordon Peters establishing Butler Builders which later became Hi-Line Steel erecting Butler Steel buildings throughout Montana.
In the early 70s Pete and two partners formed EH&S Construction in Malta and built many homes in the surrounding area. After EH&S Construction, Pete formed his own construction company, Peter Score Contractor, and worked construction in the Malta area until he semi-retired at age 62.
After semi-retirement Pete seemed to be busier than ever. He was involved with many of the projects at the Sleeping Buffalo including helping build the grill for the “Guinness Book of World Records” largest burger, and helping construct the ramps for Robbie Knievel to jump the Buffalo Barn.
Pete was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the VFW, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, and was a trustee of the Little White Church. He donated many hours of his time to the Phillips County Museum.
Pete had many interests in life when he was younger. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. He had a cabin at Nelson Reservoir where he had many family functions every year and many great memories were made there. Pete enjoyed bowling later in life, and he loved the challenge of a puzzle “master of the Rubik’s Cube” and many other mechanical and electronic devices. He became a master craftsman of gingerbread houses when grandchildren appeared on the scene. Pete and Clarabel cut out gingerbread houses yearly for all the grandchildren to put together and decorate with candy and icing at Christmas time. This tradition continued for over 20 years. Pete especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Pete was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother and sister-in-law Donald Edward and Ethel Score from Costa Mesa, CA; his sister and brother-in-law Elva Marilyn and Ed Larson; and one grandson, Chris Hoiland.
Pete met and courted Clarabel Henry. They were married November 23rd, 1952 at the Little White Church in Malta, MT. Together they had 5 children; Peter Donald & (Mary Ann) Score of Minot, ND; Pam & (Donnie) Lynn; Pat & (Barb) Score; Paula & (Dennis) Ost; Paul “Rusty” & (Marie) Score all from Malta, MT. Surviving Pete are his wife Clarabel, all of his children, 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Roy Baeth, brother-in-law & sister-in-law Jerry & Alice Hanson, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the Little White Church.
Condolences may be sent to: bellmortuarymontana.com
Tuesday, August 25th 2015
William (Bill) Luther Schultz
HINDALE- William (Bill) Luther Schultz age 85passed away with his family by his side on August 21st, 2015 at Big Sandy nursing home.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Kirkwood Memorial Chapel in Malta. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday August 27, 2015 at American Legion Hall in Hinsdale Montana. Burial will follow at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale Montana. Memorial may be donated to the Hinsdale ambulance service, the Hinsdale volunteer fire department, or the Hinsdale American Legion. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com
Bill was born to Luther and Hattie (Yeska) Schultz on January 15th, 1930. He was born a couple of blocks from the house he would one day build and call home. He was the fifth child to Luther and Hattie of seven. During Bill's childhood he lived south of Hinsdale on the Schultz homestead with his family. He attended school south of Hinsdale at the Steen Country School until fourth grade when he went to Hinsdale Public School until the first week of his ninth grade year. He then stayed home with his dad to help on the farm while his brothers served in WWII.

On June 3rd, 1957 he married Lois (Kananen) Schultz to this union brought their daughters, Dolores, Rita and Gwen.

Bill had many occupations throughout his life cattle buying, construction work in the summer months, and his backhoe business. He began the backhoe business with his brothers Jim and Roy Schultz, Schultz Brother Backhoe service. Bill and Lois bought the backhoe service from Jim and Roy in the 90's this kept Bill very busy he always had many jobs lined up. Many times when Bill was out in the hills Lois was with him helping anyway she could. He still ran his backhoe business through 2014.

Bill enjoyed woodworking. He built his house from the ground up. He also built other homes for local people and lots of furniture for his children and grandchildren. Bill also always enjoyed his wife's flowers, sewing, cooking and baking. Dad would never turn down a homemade sweet. Bill was involved with the Milk River Cowboy's Assn for 15 years. He was the fire chief in Hinsdale for many years.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife Lois of fifty years; his brothers Jim and Roy Schultz and his sister Mabel Nelson.

He is survived by his 3 daughters Dolores (Mark) Martin, Rita (Wesley) Berlinger, and Gwen (Shane) Ophus; his sisters Frances Holter, Joan Melby, Margie Stefczak; grandchildren, Melissa Martin, Brian Martin, Marie Zeiger, Sandy (Ross)Beaudette, Jeff (Jessica) Zeiger, Corey Berlinger Mason Ophus, Blaine Ophus, and Taylor Ophus; and seven great grandchildren.

Dad’s humor and stories will be missed by so many.

Thursday, August 20th 2015
Lawrence (Larry) Hughes Benson
Lawrence (Larry) Hughes Benson died on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Valley View Home after a long battle with cancer. Larry was born on February 3, 1941 in Glasgow, MT to Eugene and Mildred (Yandell) Benson. He attended high school in Glasgow and college at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he married Charlotte Elaine Ulrigg in 1964. Larry spent the majority of his professional life in Sioux Falls, SD, where he managed movie theatres. He later returned to Glasgow, where he worked as the ward clerk for Valley View Home. Upon retirement, Larry spent his time enjoying college sports, hunting and visiting family.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Mildred Benson, his wife, Charlotte (Ulrigg) Benson, and his eldest son, Mark Richard Benson. He is survived by three children-- Laura (Benson) Karson (Santa Rosa, CA), Julie Benson-Rosston (Helena, MT), and Bradford W. Benson (Sioux Falls, SD); his siblings—Richard Benson (Bozeman, MT), David Benson (Lakeway, TX), and Mary Gene (Benson) Esselbach (Seattle, WA); 11 grandchildren—Bryan Benson, Matthew Karson, Kristina Karson, Kellie Karson, Jamie Karson, Garrett Benson, Dylan Benson, Ryan Benson, Shelby Rosston, Sarah Benson, and Andrew Rosston; and one great-granddaughter, Britain Benson.

Cremation services have taken place. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 am Friday, August 21, 2015, at First Calvary Baptist Church in Glasgow, followed by a luncheon at the church. Burial will be private.

Monday, August 17th 2015
Judith M. Hillman Allison
Judith M. Hillman Allison
Judith M. Hillman Allison, age 74, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on August 2, 2015 under Hospice care at the Health Center in Kalispell MT.
Cremation has taken place and graveside services will be held at the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, MT. on Aug. 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Judy was born July 28, 1941, the 2nd oldest of four children in Glasgow, MT. to R.E. (Bud) and Carrol (Carlson) Hillman. She was raised and educated in Hinsdale MT. In 1958 she married James (Jim) Arndt and they had 5 children together. They later divorced.
In 1981 she met the love of her life, Tony Pena, while living and working in Glia Bend, AZ. She was employed as a secretary for Ford Aero Space from 1983-1998. In 1999 Judy and Tony both retired, built and moved into a home in Lakeside, MT. which moving back to Montana was a dream of theirs for many years.
Judy enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, hunting, scenic drives, being with her family and many trips back “home” to Hinsdale MT. visiting with classmates and friends.
Judy was preceded in death by 2 daughters Sharon Lee Arndt and Lori Kay Arndt Fitzgerald, parents Bud and Carrol Hillman and Tony Pena.
Survivors include 3 children; Carol Ann (Arndt) Henry and her husband Rod of Lakeside, MT., Charles (Chuck) Arndt and Shirlee (Arndt) Whitaker and her husband Brett all of Saco, MT., 2 brothers David Hillman and Gary Hillman and a sister Shirley (Hillman) Martin and her husband Doug all of Hinsdale, MT. Grandchildren; Curtis Henry, Marci Henry, Lindsey Arndt, Dallas Arndt, Krysten (Fitzgerald) Ousley and her husband Robert, Branden Whitaker, Hanna Whitaker, great granddaughter Aubriana Ousley, aunts Roseanne Cox and Norma Hillman, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Thursday, August 6th 2015
Brian Martz
Brian F. Martz, 48, born in Anaconda, Mt, to Janet Martz and the late Dallas Martz, passed away in Spokane, Wa., on August 1, 2015. Brian attended school in both Glasgow and Great Falls. He was an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad for several years before retiring.
Brian enjoyed camping and rafting with family and friends, taking long rides, and had a passion for cooking. He was known and appreciated for opening his backyard & BBQ to all for countless celebrations. His wonderful sense of humor drew everyone he met to him and he kept many lifelong friends along the way. We all saw his heart shine for each and every one of us. He was a true family man.
He was preceded in death by his father Dallas Martz of Livingston, grandparents Albert & Leah Walker of Glasgow and Wanda Bookout & Robert Martz of Livingston. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann at the family home, stepchildren Jessica, Ashley & Kevin, his mother Janet Martz of Spokane, sister Galinda Braga & niece Abigail of Encino, Ca., and sister Linda Milks of Sparks, Nv. He has 3 grandchildren who meant the world to him. His step father John Williams survives also.
Brian is loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him. He has been cremated and per his request, no public services will be held.
Wednesday, August 5th 2015
Brenda Diane Isakson
Brenda Diane Isakson Cook, 44, passed away suddenly on August 2, 2015, as a result of a tragic car accident in Glasgow, Montana.

Brenda was born on July 4, 1971 in Glasgow, Montana, to Clifford and Dianna (Hallock) Isakson, and was the third of 3 children. She graduated from Glasgow High School. She married Scott A. Cook in 1990, and they had four children. They were married for 14 years.

First and foremost, Brenda loved her children. She loved finding pennies on the ground - she would always say they were pennies from her children in Heaven. She loved Pictionary, pinochle, demolition derbies, rodeos, barrel racing and team roping. She was a thrill seeker who loved boating and four wheeling. She was a very talented decorator and her favorite color was red. All who knew Brenda will know that red was very important to her. Brenda worked at the VA Clinic for 11 years and was employed by the State of Montana the last 8.

Brenda is survived by her children, Scott Michael Cook and TiAnna Mikal Cook, her parents Cliff and Dianna Isakson, siblings Randy (Twylla) Isakson and Wes Isakson, niece Shyanne Isakson and nephew Cody Kovach, all of Glasgow. Niece Heather (Nick) Dulaney lived with Scott and Brenda for several years, and was loved as one of their own. Brenda had many special friends who loved her, including Charlotte Hrabak, Lori Stormer, and best friend Angela Austin, all from Glasgow. She had numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Brenda is also survived by special friend, Ryan Lambert of Wolf Point.

Preceding her in death were her beloved daughter Hanna Diane and her son Ty Alan, her grandparents Kenny and Ethel Hallock, and Joe and Verna Isakson.

Funeral Services for Brenda are Friday August 7th, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Assembly of God Church. In honor of Brenda, we ask that anyone attending the funeral wear something red. It would make her smile. The family has requested that the burial be private and will be done at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ronald McDonald house in memory of Hanna Cook.

She had the best sense of humor and she will be missed more than words can describe.

Monday, August 3rd 2015
Beatrice Jensen Koon
Beatrice Jensen Koon, 85 years, went to be with God on Friday, July 31, 2015. Bea was born on May 23, 1930 to Katheryn and Henry Peterson in Burleigh, ID. After the tragic death of her mother in 1940, Bea was raised by Lynwood and Lorraine (sister) Hickel. They brought her to Wolf Point in 1946. Bea worked at Gillette Pharmacy’s Soda Fountain, Mtn Bell Telephone, JCPenney as a bookkeeper, and The Fad. Bea married Jerry Jensen on June 30, 1949. After the death of Jerry on February 2, 1989, Bea moved to Oregon, there she met and married Waitman Koon and relocated in Johnstown, OH. After Waitman’s death, Bea moved to Glasgow, Montana residing at Nemont Manor and Valley View Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, nine siblings, and her daughter-in-law, Jeri Ellen Jensen. Bea is survived by Pam and Jerry Galster, Dewayne Jesen, her grandchildren, Christopher, Tamra, Kara, Jaymie, and Wendy, thirteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. Bea’s faith in God carried through her life. Her trust in Jesus as her savior gave her peace. Cremation has taken place and a graveside memorial will be held Sunday, August 9, 2015, 1 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.claytonstevensonchapel.com or www.bellmortuarymontana.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point and Bell Mortuary of Glasgow have been entrusted with the arrangements.
Thursday, July 30th 2015
Gisela Dotzauer Brooks
Gisela Dotzauer Brooks, also known as Gigi, 76, of Glasgow, Montana passed away from cancer Thursday, July 23, 2015, during the “Hour of Mercy” in her Glasgow home. This is where she wanted to meet “The Most Merciful” GOD, with her daughter Lura by her side in her last hours.

Gisela is survived by her loving husband, William J. Brooks; her sister, Brigitte and her daughter; her youngest brother, Peter, all still living in Germany; her two children, James and Lura and her three grandchildren, Whitney age 28, Aaron age 27, and Christopher age 21.

Gisela was the 2nd of youngest of 3 brothers and 1 sister. She was baptized Catholic. Their family name was Dotzauer. Gisela's parents and their six children were refugees from Sudetenland (an area of Czechoslovakia) a Country which was absorbed by the Czech Republic when they were invaded by the German Army at the beginning of WW II. Many people fled from that country as it was invaded by the Germans, and most ended up in West Germany. They were known as Volksdeutsch (immigrants), and later became naturalized German citizens. Gisela's family ended up in Kempten, Germany in the (Al-gow) Allgau District in 1945. They were a poor and struggling family throughout their childhood. She attended High School in Allgau until she was 17. She then moved to Munich, Germany in 1957 to work for an American family as nurse maid. She met Leo Gentry, a young handsome soldier in 1959 and were married. He was in the Army. She had her first son, James, in February of 1960. They were transferred to (Gee-son) Gissen, Germany then back to the U.S, were she gave birth to her daughter, Lura, in Shreveport, Louisiana in March of 1962. Gisela obtained her U.S. Citizenship in 1965 and the family returned to Germany. After her divorce from Leo, in 1972 Leo, the children and his new wife, Karin, also from Germany, came back to the U.S. Not many years passed and she longed for her kids, so later Gisela came to the U.S. to sunny California, but missing home terribly. And soon after living in California by herself she met and later married William J. Brooks, an Air Force retiree on March 19, 1988. They moved to Rialto California, then Banning California and later settled to the peaceful hills of Glasgow, Montana in 2000.

She and William have many friends here who loved her dearly. This is and always will be Bill and Gigi’s calling, here in beautiful Montana. Always remember Gisela’s laugh, kindness and her beauty….. she was so beautiful inside and out! Most importantly…..know that she is no longer suffering or in pain, and is at Peace. Gisela is with our Creator, whom she trusted and loved unconditionally!

A special thanks to all her doctors, nurses and staff in Billings and here at FMDH for their wonderful care during her final days. Another special thanks to her wonderful friends and neighbors who came to see her at home and say goodbye. I thank you all for your support during this very difficult time.

Visitation will be August 4, 2015 at Bell Mortuary, Glasgow, Montana from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held August 4, 2015 at the VFW Hall in Glasgow, Montana at 5:00 p.m. Memorials can be made to Paralized Veterans of America, P.O. 921, Wilton, New Hampshire 03086-0921 or Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301.

Thursday, July 23rd 2015
Marie Louise Kjelgaard Long Vaughn
Marie Louise Kjelgaard Long Vaughan
Marie Louise Kjelgaard Long Vaughan, 92, of Glasgow, Montana, passed away on July 22, 2015 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital. With family by her side, Marie spent her final days recalling several stories throughout her life. Marie was the fourth child born to John and Esther (Pederson) Kjelgaard on March 20, 1923. Marie spent her childhood and early adult life in the Highland community of McCone County.
On January 10, 1943 Marie was married to Harvey P. Long. In this marriage, eight children were born. With sights on obtaining land with access to irrigation and greater opportunities, the family moved to Charlo, MT in 1962. Marie and Harvey adapted to life in the mountains and together worked tirelessly to establish and maintain the family ranch and dairy farm. In October 1964, Harvey passed away. With the support of her children, family and friends Marie persevered in keeping the family ranch running during difficult times.
Marie then met Gerald Vaughan and they married on November 21, 1981. This marriage expanded Marie’s family further by two sons and their families. Upon Gerald’s passing on April 16, 1996 Marie moved close to her son, Irvin until suffering a stroke in 2005. Marie then made her way back to Eastern Montana where she lived at Prairie Ridge Village and later Valley View in 2012 until presently. Her move back to Eastern MT made it possible to reconnect with old friends from around the Highland Community along with sparking new friendships.
Marie enjoyed quilting, gardening, playing cards and cooking as well as visiting family and friends which she always had goodies and coffee waiting. In her younger years she enjoyed dancing and horseback riding. Marie will be missed for her quick recall of family event and historical dates. Even at the spry age of 92, Marie kept close tabs on all her children down to her great –great grandchild. It is safe to say she was very proud of her family!
A special thank you goes out to all of Marie’s caregivers over the years. In addition, to FMDH staff for the wonderful care provided during her final days.
Marie is survived by her children: Carol (Dwight) Sibley, Gary Long, Irvin (Mary Jane) Long, Susan (Don Vaughan) Long, Ruth Moran, Gordon(Julie) Long, Leisha (Gary) Edwards, Pete(Nancy) Vaughan , Lonnie Vaughan and one sister, Ruth Miller, two sister-in-laws Betty Johnson and Thelma Frost , one brother-in-law Chancy Long. As well as 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.
Preceding Marie in death include husbands Harvey P. Long and Gerald Vaughan, infant daughter Patricia Long and son Larry Vaughan, sisters Margaret and Ellen and her brothers Orville, Harold and Arnold.
Family memorial services will be held on August 1, 2015 in Charlo, MT with a celebration of life to follow at the Charlo Senior Center at 1p.m. Burial will take place in Ronan, Montana in Mountain View Cemetery. Additionally, a memorial service in Glasgow, MT will be held at the Bell Mortuary on September 10th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
Monday, July 20th 2015
David Henry (Skip) Erickson
David Henry (Skip) Erickson, 67, of Glasgow, Montana, died at home after a tenacious but adventure-filled four-year battle with cancer. His was a life well lived.
Skip was born on May 2, 1948, in Glasgow, Montana, to Douglas and Winnetta Erickson. He grew up in Nashua, Montana, with his parents and four younger sisters. From his early childhood, Skip developed a deep attachment to wildlife and nature.
Skip's teammates selected him as the captain of the Nashua High School basketball team. He graduated in 1966 as class valedictorian.
Skip enrolled at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, in the summer of 1966, after nomination by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. As part of his education, Skip spent one year at sea transporting commercial and military cargos to Vietnam and other Asian countries. In 1970, Skip graduated with his bachelor's degree and as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Following graduation, Skip sailed the world for three years, ultimately retiring from his maritime career as a ship’s captain.
Skip married Marion Daley in 1968 and they had two children, Rachel and Robert. Skip married Lorinda Carleton in 1988. Throughout his life, Skip was a caring son, brother, husband, father and grandfather.
Skip's affection for his family and the outdoors brought him back to Glasgow in 1973. For 40 years, Skip was a well-respected insurance and real estate agent at United Insurance and Realty, ultimately becoming an owner of the company.
Skip enjoyed distinguished involvement with his community. Among many other things, at different times Skip acted as the presidents of the Valley County Sportsmen's Club, Two Rivers Economic Development, the Glasgow/Valley County Planning Board, the Glasgow Rural Development Program, and the Francis Mahon Deaconess Hospital Foundation. In 1994, Governor Marc Racicot appointed Skip as an original member of Montana's Private Land/Public Wildlife Council. Skip was a 40-year member of the Glasgow Kiwanis Club, arranging countless presentations to the community, which frequently included his own ubiquitous hunting and travel slide shows. In 2015, the Chamber of Commerce presented Skip with its President's Award.
An avid sportsman, Skip explored and hunted on six continents, but always maintained an affinity for eastern Montana. Throughout his travels, Skip collected a remarkable array of wildlife, photographs, and memories. Skip was a student – and later a master teacher – of hunting ethics and tactics. Just as he lived his life, Skip consistently hunted the "right" way.
Over the last few years, Skip developed the World Wildlife Experience portion of the Children's Museum of Northeast Montana, which highlights some of Skip's more interesting wildlife specimens. More than 130 mammals, fish and reptiles are on display. Skip conducted tours to students and adults, imparting his knowledge of the world's wildlife and culture.
Skip was a leader for his family, friends and community. He was a talented and entertaining storyteller. Skip created consensus through his wisdom, quick wit and humor. The many people that Skip touched respected and admired him. He lived and died with unsurpassed character.
Skip's parents preceded him in death. Skip is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lin Erickson; daughter Rachel Erickson (Jeff Larson) of Glasgow; son Rob Erickson (Casey) of Missoula; grandchildren Ryan Larson of Salt Lake City, and Cooper Larson and Sophia Larson of Glasgow; sisters Jacalyn Pippin of Lewistown, Kerry Kittleson of Miles City, Sherry Yager of Wayzata, Minnesota, and Shelly Sommers of Lake City, Minnesota; and nephews and nieces Jennifer McAllister, Chas Zimdars, Josh Kittleson, Kortney Esper, Mataya Yager, and Takira Yager. Skip's family and friends will sorely miss him.
Skip's funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at the Evangelical Church, immediately followed by burial at the Nashua Cemetery with a reception thereafter at the Glasgow Elks Club. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Children's Museum of Northeast Montana at P.O. Box 369, Glasgow, Montana, 59230, or at nemtchildrensmuseum.org.
Monday, July 20th 2015
Leslie "Les" Ralph Lloyd
Leslie "Les" Ralph Lloyd, 69, parted this world to join the Lord in peace on July 14, 2015, at his home in Wolf Point, Montana. He was born in Kittanning, Pennsylvania, on October 10, 1945, and was raised in Allegheny Township, Pennsylvania. Les received his education there until graduating from Kiski High in 1964.

Upon graduation, his first job was for Ludlum Steel Mill as a steel tech. Les went on to manage and operate a service station in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania. He continued working various jobs throughout his life, always finding time to buy and sell cars.

After meeting Harriet Richard, they wed in 1966 and had two daughters, Tammy and Lisa. The family lived in Pennsylvania until 1981 when Les made his way to Montana, following in the footsteps of his parents and his brother Larry.

Shortly after arriving in Montana, Les met and fell for Cathy Vandall, who he affectionately called Effie. They married in February 1983 and he became a father to her four children. Les and Cathy added one son, Nathan Lloyd, to their family.

Dear to his heart was spending time with family, his children and grandchildren, and faithful four-legged companion Montana. He enjoyed pursuing antique cars, camping, hunting, fishing, and loved to travel. During his travels he was an expert at meeting new people through buying and trading. He was one of "Tradio's" biggest fans. Anyone who met Les knew they had found a one-of-a-kind. He showed compassion for all people, stemming from his deep faith and love of the Lord.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Lloyd, of Nashua, MT, and their sons: Frank (Jennifer) Vandall, of Glasgow, MT, Wayne (Ruth) Vandall of Nashua, MT, and Nate (Kristen) Lloyd of Glasgow, MT, and daughters: Shirley (Richard) Green of Glasgow, MT, Faye Vondell of Newtown, ND, Tammy Lloyd of Spring Church, PA, Lisa (Michael) Goodman of Ford Cliff, PA, and Peace (Michael) Oliviero of West Caldwell, NJ, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, Brother Larry (Sharon) Lloyd of Glasgow, MT, Sister Shirley Chizer of Arnold, PA, and special nephew Gary (Val) Lloyd of Nashua, MT, and many nieces and nephews.

Les was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lyla Lloyd, his brothers Ralph and Ron Lloyd, numerous aunts and uncles.

A prayer service will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Assembly of God Church in Wolf Point. Condolences for the family may be left at: www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, July 14th 2015
Melanie (Cornwell) Solberg
Melanie (Cornwell) Solberg, 50, a resident of Cut Bank, was born August 13th 1964 and passed on July 10th 2015 after a long battle with cancer.

Services will be 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cut Bank. A second memorial will be held in Glasgow in mid-August, time and date to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitted Funeral Chapel in Cut Bank.

Melanie was born to Paul and Gwen (Rogers) Cornwell of Glasgow where she grew up. Melanie graduated from Glasgow in 1982 and spent most of her adult life in the Shelby and Cut Bank communities. Melanie married Howie Solberg in 1983 and they had 3 children. After many years of marriage, Melanie and Howie were divorced, Melanie later met Mike Loring of Cut Bank with whom she spent the rest of her life.

Melanie was a rancher at heart, even during the times of her life when she wasn\'t working on a ranch. She loved animals and was often called by the neighbors if they needed a Veterinarian and the vet was unavailable. (sometimes she was even called first) She had a great love of horses and was around them all her life, including many years of training race horses. She made friends anywhere she went and will be missed greatly. She was also a talented craftsman and seamstress.

Melanie is survived by her children, Tamara Kaye Thompson, Curtis Lyle Solberg (Stephanie), and Jessica Elaine Solberg (Brett Peterson); grandchildren Hadley and Harper Thompson; and a child of Jessica Solberg is expected any day; parents Paul and Gwen (Rogers) Cornwell, sister Carla Tihista (Doug), brother Bob Cornwell (Crystal); nieces and nephews Jeremy (Mary Kate), Jana, and Jake Tihista, Conner and Colter Cornwell, and many extended nieces and nephews. She is also survived by First husband Howie Solberg, Partner Mike Loring and his family: Francy Loring, daughter Katelin Conway (Nolan), their daughters Addison and Deni Conway, and son Jace Loring.

Monday, July 13th 2015
Ralph Emerson Nelson
Ralph Emerson Nelson was born on July 21, 1937 to Ralph E. and Mabel (Humphries) Nelson. Ralph’s father was killed in a tragic accident when Ralph was three months old.

Ralph grew up in Glasgow and attended schools in Glasgow, graduating with the class of 1956.
Ralph leaves a legacy of love, hard work and the ability of many friendships along the way. Ralph was a hard worker all of his life, as a young man, he worked on farms in the Glasgow area. He helped with his family and never refused a job, no matter what is was. Ralph was always proud of his life working construction. He was a foreman on the building of the second powerhouse in Fort Peck at the age of 18 and he went on to work on other dams. Ralph was superintendent on the Pelican Prison and many high rises in the San Francisco area.

Ralph married Sharon Short in 1961 in Phoenix and they were blessed with a daughter, Marie Irene. Sharon passed away in 2000.

Ralph and his beloved dog Webe moved back to Montana, settling into Manhattan, where he loved to four wheel the mountains and fish the many streams available to him. He enjoyed woodworking; making bowls, trays and vases, which he shared as gifts with friends and family.

In 2003 Ralph met Rhea Haskin in Glasgow, they were married in 2004 in Manhattan and spent 11 years traveling, boating, fishing and most of all enjoying each other’s company.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Rhea; daughter, Marie (Darrel) Earle of Thorton, CO; special sister, Marie Hobby of Marietta, Gerorgia; Scott (Tammy) Haskin; special grandkids, Brandin, Dakota, Tilina, and Gabby Haskin of Middlebille , MI; many cousins; special cousins Don and Duane Johnson; nieces; and nephews, including special nephew, George (Corie) Hyde; many in-laws that he considered family, including Myrt and Glyn Bamford; friends, Gordon Eatinger and Wayne Andersen.

Preceding Ralph in death are his parents; wife, Sharon; brothers, George, Buddy and Brent; and sisters, Donna, Helen, Marsha, Sharon and Julie.

Ralph passed away April 26, 2015 at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, AZ.

Monday, July 13th 2015
Albert Lane Wilson
Albert Lane Wilson, age 89, Civil and Chemical Engineer, of Glasgow Montana died Tuesday June 23, 2015 of natural causes.

He is survived by a brother Robert M. Wilson (Suzy) of San Jose, California, son Charles L. Wilson (Loretta) of Glasgow, Montana, daughter Holly Danneman of Sandy, Utah, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Lenore, and a sister Beth Davis.

Albert was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He served with Patton’s Army in World War II, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin under the G.I. Bill with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering.

He was employed by Southern Alkali (Corpus Christi, Texas), Silas Mason Co. (Panhandle, Texas), C. F. Braun (Alhambra, California), and Procon (McLean, Virginia) as a Chemical Engineer, and also worked on highly classified nuclear projects. He later worked as a Civil Engineer for the National Park Service (Washington, D.C.) and oversaw contractors installing security enhancements around the White House, before retiring in 1989. With his wife Lenore, he served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Wolf Point, Montana. He had also served in his church as Elders Quorum President, Ward Clerk, High Councilor, and District Young Men’s President.

He was an Eagle Scout, earned the Woodbadge Award (Beaver Patrol), was a member of the Order of the Arrow (Vigil), and served in many offices in the Boy Scouts of America, including Scoutmaster of Troops in Texas, California and Virginia over a period of 65 years. He was a member of an Indian Dance Team for the Order of the Arrow, including performing the hoop dance. He was a Scout leader for the 1964 National Jamboree at Valley Forge, and Philmont in 1965.

A viewing will be held Friday July 17 at 2 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 15 Airport Road, followed by a graveside service at the Highland Cemetery. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, June 26th 2015
Elmer E. (Red) Whitten
Elmer E. Whitten (Red), of Nashua, Montana, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the age of 57.

Red was born to parents Elmer and Mary Whitten on August 26, 1957 in Canyon, Texas. He was the oldest of three boys and attended Canyon High School. On March 29, 1986 Red married Connie Murch. The couple had four children.

Red worked as a self-employed drywall finisher, at BNSF, and gunsmithing until he was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer in 2013.

Red enjoyed his children and grandchildren very much. Red was a wonderful father and husband. They had an awesome love and life together. Red was a friend to everyone he met and loved to visit with all he saw. Red was full of life and loved to joke around with everyone. Red knew the meaning of love and life and was full of both. He was a true southern gentleman, opening the doors for Connie and taking her arm to walk side by side with her.

Red loved going to the range to sight in guns and he loved to hunt. Most of all he loved being with his family and playing with his grandkids. His laughter, kindness, and smile we will always miss but never forget.

Red is survived by his wife Connie, his mother Mary Whitten of Canyon, TX, his children Michael (Erin) Myrick and their children Ashtyn, Blaine, Cade, and Davyn of Glasgow; his daughter April (Jesse) Block and their children Keigan Skolrud and Kambryn Block of Nashua; his daughter Krystal (Brian) Cahill and their son Mason Reid Cahill of Killeen, TX; and son James Whitten of Billings. He is survived by two brothers; Erik Whitten of Canyon, TX and Evan Whitten of Dallas, TX. Red is also survived by Connie’s parents Walt and Darlene Murch. Red is survived by sister-in-laws Peggy Lauckner, Lori Kolstad and their families. He is survived by a brother-in-law Dave Murch and his family as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. A luncheon will follow at the church. Condolences for the family may be left at: www.bellmortuarymontana.com. Bell Mortuary in Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, June 24th 2015
Donald Strang
On a beautiful day on the Hi-Line (which he loved so much) Donald Strang saddled up and rode into his eternal green pasture. After a short bout of cancer his passing was very peaceful at Francis Mahon Hospital in Glasgow, with family and friends by his side. He passed this world exactly one year to the minute of his beloved oldest grandchild, WD, passing last June 14th.

Donald was born in Bozeman to Newell and Annabelle on Aug. 7, 1941, and married his high school love, wife Judy, on May 14, 1959.

As a young man he was presented a national award by the Coca Cola Company. At the age of 21 he was honored to join the Bozeman Police Force also achieving honors from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy. He was given the opportunity to head the city water department for several years eventually enabling him to purchase the Rosenberg place on Portnell Rd. He continued his custom haying in his wonderful new neighborhood of farmers and friends, and along with his dog Blue was seen around the Gallatin Gateway community where the farmers would gather for coffee regularly.

Don's greatest memories were the years he raised and trained his beautiful quarter horses for calf/team roping and was so proud of some that went on to be successful, even appearing in horse magazines. He was also proud of belonging to the "roping club" in Bozeman, roping and entering rodeos with them, and mentor, icon and friend Hup Davis.

Due to the growing population, Don pursued the opportunity to purchase farming and horse property in Townsend. He and his family enjoyed many years building new friendships there, as well as the privilege of riding and helping at the Iverson ranch. After moving there he did not stay retired as he was asked to "help" open and manage the new silo gas station at Wheat Montana Bakeries. He found giving out information and directions to tourists brought even new friendships and many returned to see him through the years. Oh yes, let’s not forget his special friends in Three Forks and his loved "green caddy" from there.

After purchasing a horse haven in Malta, he and his wife actually, finally retired, in Hinsdale, where they learned the true meaning of retirement, and fellowship of a little village. Friendship of their new community and friends, brought happiness and relationships that are priceless. Once again he was helping with branding, shipping and shearing with local ranchers (a retired farmer's dream).

He and his family enjoyed the fellowship of Grand Avenue Christian Church (where he and his wife served in many leadership roles for many years), the Methodist church in Townsend and the Lutheran Church of Hinsdale.

The last few weeks of his life an opportunity arose that he wished he had been able to explore earlier, giving railroad employees transportation for PTI along the highline, meeting yet more wonderful friends, coworkers and an awesome boss.

Our family has already been comforted by the outpouring of wonderful tributes shared by people he touched throughout his life, "Don was a nice guy, that was always kind, you don't forget people like him," "I always used Don as the standard to measure other cowboys."

Being a graduate from the "new" (1959) Bozeman Senior High School, Don remained a fan of the Bozeman Hawks, Bobcats, Townsend Bulldogs, Malta Mustangs, Glasgow Scotties, the great Hinsdale Raiders and the NFR and PBR.

Many memories include celebrating his youngest granddaughter graduating from Bozeman Senior High, the week prior to his passing, at which time he reunited with many Bozeman friends and family.

Priceless memories were made at the Strang family reunion hosted by the Craigs at their beautiful cabin lakeside at Canyon Ferry, and a recent reunion hosted by his sister Esther in Billings.

Our Papa is survived by his high school love Judy, wife of 56 years, daughters Vicki (Rick) Harrison, Teri (Russ) Thayer, Staci (Monte) Anderson all of Bozeman. Grandchildren Max (Nichole) Lane and Riley Harrison, of Bozeman, Tawni (Justin) Jetter of Salt Lake City, Utah, Nikki (Todd) McGraw of Houston Texas, Matie (Dakota) Gary and EldaMae Allard and Annabelle Anderson of Bozeman. Sisters Esther (Dick) Strong and Betty Stratton of Billings and Linda (John) Craig of Helena. Cousins Barbara Farnes of Laurel and Howard Hersey of Utah, and many loved nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by parents Newell and Annabelle. In-laws, Max and Betty Puckett, cousin Bobby Hersey. Aunt Maude and Louis Hersey, Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Forrrest Goman, Aunt Jean Wilson and Uncle Tom, Grandparents Harry and Ruby Wilson, his "buddy" and Grandson Dub Harrison, God-son Dusty Cline and numerous friends.

Celebrations of Donald's life will be held Sunday, July 5 in Hinsdale at the Legion Hall at 2:30 p.m. The celebration in Bozeman will be held at the Gallatin Gateway Community Center at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 2.

Monday, June 22nd 2015
Harold Dean Eide
Harold Dean Eide age 89 of Glasgow, Montana passed away March 18, 2015 in Billings, Montana. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 29th at 11:00 AM at Bell Mortuary. Reception will follow at 12:00 noon at the Cottonwood Inn. For those who would like to attend a graveside service will follow at 2:00 PM at Highland Cemetery.

Harold was born June 29, 1925 to Chester H. Sr. and Erminia J. Eide. Harold lived near Damar, Square Deal, than Glasgow. Harold graduated from Glasgow High School in 1943. He started farming immediately after graduation. Not long after establishing his farm Harold also branched into ranching. Harold and Mary Lou Molvig who had met in high school were married on August 29, 1948 in the Lutheran Church in Wolf Point, Montana.

Harold not only loved farming and ranching, but every animal out there. He was notorious for bringing home strays of any kind. Even Sage hens had a special place in Harold’s heart. Harold also had a love for aviation. He liked to hire pilots to fly him out to check his cows.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Chester H. Jr., Clifford C., Harry E., and nephew Chester H. III (Skip).

Harold is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou; nieces Rebecca Rens, Susan Douglass, and Debra Ray; nephews Clifford Jr. (Clay) and Michael.

Monday, June 15th 2015
Robert Dunseth
Robert Dunseth age 81 of Glasgow, Montana passed away June 15th, 2015 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.

Services will be on Thursday June 18th, 2015 at 1:00 PM and will take place at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Jim O’Guin will be officiating. Burial will follow at a later date in Sultan, Washington. Bell Mortuary is assisting in arrangements and condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Robert was born to Frank and Marian (Stenger) Dunseth July 28, 1933 in Clarkston, WA. He graduated from Charles Francis Adams High School in 1952. Robert enlisted in the military in 1957 and served 9 years in the Air Force. Robert married Candis France in January of 2002.

Robert enjoyed fishing, golfing and eating at buffets. He loved to travel and tell stories. Robert was also known for his quick wit and humor. Robert always talked about him and his father logging in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.

Robert’s parents precede him in death.

He is survived by his loving spouse Candis A. France; children, Cheryl (Gary) Seese, Laurel (Dale) Wineberner, David Dunseth, Beth Hall(Roger Folden), and Jen (Jim) Brodal; stepdaughter, Angela (Brian) Austin; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Tuesday, June 9th 2015
Joseph Sugg
There will be a graveside memorial service for Joseph Sugg on Friday, June 12th at 2p.m. at Highland Cemetery. Following the service there will be a reception at the Glasgow VFW.
Tuesday, June 9th 2015
Ethel Lenore Partridge
Ethel Lenore Partridge passed peacefully at Valley View Home in Glasgow on May 21st, 2015 at the age of 95.
Services and a celebration of her life will be Friday, July 3rd at 11 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Glasgow.
Ethel was born in Hinsdale, Montana on April 5th, 1920 to John and Tillie Rasmussen and was the second of eight children. She grew up on the farm and was the valedictorian of the Hinsdale class of 1937 where she played basketball for the Raiders. In 1939 she married Richard Partridge in Glasgow. They lived in Malta and Havre before moving to Glasgow. Together they had seven children. Ethel was a stay at home mother until her youngest children started school when she went to work at Sears in Glasgow and later for the Glasgow School District. She was active in the Southside School PTA as she had children in the Glasgow school system from 1946 to 1973. She was also an active member of the Methodist Church and was a state rep for the United Methodist Women for many years. She was a long time member of Degree of Honor. She served many years as a volunteer working elections at the courthouse. Ethel was instrumental in helping start the Valley County Food Bank from its humble beginning in the basement of the Methodist church. Her leisure time was spent in her garden, doing yard work, and spending time at her cabin at Nelson Reservoir, where she spent three days a week throughout the summer months. Life went full circle for Ethel in her later years, living for a time at Nemont Manor and Valley View Home where for years she had volunteered doing prayer readings, devotions and fixing hair for the residents.
Ethel was preceded in death by her parents John and Tillie Rasmussen, four sisters and two brothers, her husband Richard in 1980, daughters Sandra Sandidge in 1995 and Sheila Coates in 2001.
Ethel is survived by sons Frank of Chinook and John (Debi) of Glasgow: daughters Sharon (Dave) Ferguson of Helena, Susan (Richard) Jaworowski of Denver, and Patti (Randall) Fought of Perrysburg, Ohio; sisters Delila Holderman of Glasgow and Doris Reiber of Tacoma. Fifteen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews from her large family.
Tuesday, June 9th 2015
Stella (Torgerson) St. Clair
Stella (Torgerson) St. Clair, 101, passed away Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at Frances-Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 10th, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 2015 at Bell Mortuary. Services will be Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM also at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. Interment will follow services at Highland Cemetery. A luncheon will follow interment at the Glasgow VFW. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.bellmorturarymontans.com.

Stella was born December 4, 1913 to Mikal and Bergit Torgerson in Hatton, ND. She grew up in a family with 9 siblings in Grain Community, Montana north of Nashua. Stella loved being outdoors and helping her father farm. Stella loved every craft imaginable, dancing, exercising, cooking and baking everything; especially Norwegian foods.

Stella married Russell Edward St. Clair and they spent 33 years together until his passing on March 28, 1965. She was an excellent homemaker, worked as a bookkeeper, and in the jewelry business for St. Clair Jewelry.

She was a member of Eastern Star and numerous other civic activities in her community.

Stella is survived by her son, Charles St. Clair of Glasgow, MT; daughter, Nina (Jake) Wines of Helena, MT; six grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great, great, grandchild.

Preceding her in death are her parents, nine siblings, and three spouses.
Tuesday, June 2nd 2015
Charles "Charlie" A. Chapman
Charles “Charlie” A. Chapman, 65, of Glasgow, passed away May 31, 2015 at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow.

Funeral services for Charlie will be held Thursday, June 4, at 1:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, with Pastor Scott Hedegaard officiating, burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 3, from 4-6 p.m. at Bell Mortuary. Tributes of sympathy may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Charlie was born on July 4, 1949 to Glyn and Loa (Huxatable-Cruz) Chapman at Park City, Utah. He attended Boulder River School/Hospital and graduated from there in 1962. He later moved to Malta, MT. In 1979, he moved in with the McAuley family for adult family foster care. In 1984, he moved to Glasgow to the Warren Group home and worked at the Milk River Activity Center and the Group Home Garden.

Charlie enjoyed his motorcycle rides, horseback rides, convertible rides, camping and riding his tricycle. He collected radios, and had a huge collection, country music, tv, airplanes and parades. His favorite was the fireworks on his birthday.

Charlie is survived by his sisters; Lisa Chapman, Tina McCombs and Beverly Murnen, and numerous very close friends and care-givers at Milk River.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Thursday, May 28th 2015
Lila Joan "Jo" Erickson
Lila Joan Erickson (Jo) as she was best known, passed away from cancer at her home in Laughlin, NV, on February 6, 2015. She was born to Harry and Mary Eustis on July 4, 1936, in Williston, ND. Jo attended schools in Williston, ND until 7th grade when she moved to Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1955.

In 1960 she married Melvin (Buddy) Erickson and together they had 5 boys, Tony, Lyndon (Lynn), Barry, Brian and Jeff. They later divorced and she never remarried.

Jo worked for the phone company for several years in Glasgow and when they moved the office she went to work for Woolworths until she moved back to Williston, ND, where she worked for O.K, Tire Company until she retired. Upon retirement, she moved to the Laughlin, NV/Bull Head City, AZ area where the weather was warm and she could enjoy Bingo and Cards on a regular basis. She made several good friends in the area and enjoyed their company.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers Cyril, Harry Albert, and LeRoy Eustis, 3 sisters Fern (Ardean) Running, Eileen Vogel, Mary (Ellis) Jennings, and 1 son Barry Allan Erickson.

Survivors include: 4 sons Tony Erickson of Gillette, WY, Lyndon (Leah) Erickson of Spokane, WA, Brian Erickson of Wolf Point, MT, Jeff Erickson and dog Tandy of Ft. Mohave, AZ, 1 daughter Annell (Don) O’Neill of Milwaukie, OR. Several grandchildren including Jason (Amanda) Erickson of Missoula, MT, Nicole (Jeff) Thomas, Lindsey (Kevin) Edwards, Cassidy Erickson all of Spokane, WA, Chelsee Lenztner of Denver, CO, Treston Erickson and Tesla Erickson both of Baker, MT. Joseph O’Neill of Lansing, KS, Benjamin O’Neill of Portland, OR and Thomas (Lea Anna) O’Neill of West Linn, OR. Great Grandchildren include Mayla Marie Edwards, Luna Jo Ybarra, Winston Keith Thomas, and Olen William O’Neill. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Jo donated her body to science and was cremated in Arizona. There will be a memorial service to be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary Sanctuary with a Celebration of Life following at the Cottonwood Inn all in Glasgow, MT.

In Lieu of flowers and memorial gifts please send your donation to the American Cancer Society.

Friday, May 22nd 2015
Arabelle May McMullen
Whitewater- Arabelle May McMullen 82 went to join the angels on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Visitation will be Monday, May 25, 2015 at Kirkwood Funeral Home. Her memorial service will be Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Malta Lutheran Church. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Arabelle was born in Hinsdale, Montana on March 20, 1933 to Lars Marius and Hazel Larsen. She attended schools in Hinsdale and Malta. She attended one year of college in Havre.

She married John F. Dolphay on June 23, 1950 and together they had ten children. After John’s passing in 1962, Arabelle remarried a truly wonderful man, Ray McMullen on May 29, 1964. They have lived north of Whitewater on the family farm for 51 years.

Survivors include her husband Ray McMullen, her children Perry Dolphay of Whitewater, Marilyn (Roy) Taylor of Malta, Edith (David) Allen of Wolf Point, Connie (Dan) Liese of Turner, Lorrie Cofer of Havre, Tim (Becky) Dolphay of Reed Point, Dora (Marvin) Jones of Malta, Tony (Kathy) Dolphay of Havre and Vivian (Ron) Stolle of Great Falls. She leaves 17 grandchildren and 24 great- grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Leslie, Virginia, Jeanette, Russell, Jerry, Rodney, Vera and Elaine, her mother in-law Vivian McMullen and Ray’s brothers and sisters.

She was preceded in death by her first husband John, daughter Denise, and her parents.
Friday, May 22nd 2015
Alfreda Drabbs
Alfreda Drabbs, 93, died Sunday May 17, 2015. A gathering for friends and family will be held at 5:00pm, Friday July 3, 2015 at the home of Frank and Khristi Drabbs (424 S 2nd Ave East, Malta). Kirkwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, and condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com .

Alfreda was born June 10, 1921 to Alfred and Eleanor Sigg, near Joliet Montana. She was the second of 7 children. She attended school in Joliet, and then the Montana State College in Bozeman, graduating in 1943. She was proud of the fact that she worked at the Fish Hatchery in Yellowstone National Park for a summer. She also attended Columbia in New York for a year. She taught in Big Sandy before accepting a teaching position in Hinsdale, Montana where she met and later married Foran Drabbs. They raised 6 children – Mary Eleanor, Francis, Charles, George, Aline and Nancy. They farmed and ranched north of Hinsdale, selling the ranch and moving into town in 1967 where Alfreda returned to teaching.

When she retired from teaching in 1974, she accepted the position of Valley County Superintendent of Schools. After she retired as Superintendent, she traveled visiting friends and family. She enjoyed her work, her students, and the comradery of her fellow teachers. Alfreda liked trying crafts of all kinds including knitting and crocheting, but she loved quilting. Foran passed away in 2001, and Alfreda later moved to Malta.

Alfreda is survived by her sisters, Barbara Warddrip of Billings, Carolyn (Joe) Pilgrim of Wolf Point, brother Jake Sigg of San Francisco; daughters Mary Drabbs of Albuquerque New Mexico, Aline (Gary) Yergler of Kellogg Idaho, and Nancy (Ross) Salsbery of Malta, sons Frank (Khristi) Drabbs of Malta, Chuck Drabbs of Three Forks, and George (Darcie) Drabbs of Malta; 14 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Foran, and her sisters Julia Slack, Martha Neutgens, and Audrey Larson.
Wednesday, May 20th 2015
Bradley Dean Palmer
Bradley Dean Palmer passed away May 19th, 2015 in Hinsdale, Montana. He was born on October 21st, 1961 to Terry and Marian Palmer in Glasgow, Montana. Brad attended grade school through graduation in Hinsdale and graduated from Hinsdale High in 1980.

Brad worked in the Hinsdale area until attending Billings Vo-Tech receiving a HVAC degree. He then worked in Billings for a refrigeration business as well as worked throughout Montana and South Dakota. Brad became certified in asbestos abatement and was very proud of his work at the Cenex refinery in Laurel, Montana. He made many friends in the Billings area during this time. Brad returned home to Hinsdale and worked for the Hinsdale School district until the time of his death.

Brad loved NASCAR. His favorite driver was Jimmie Johnson in that 48 Lowes Car. He also loved his beloved Green Bay Packers, attending church, and was proud to be active in AA as he had been sober since 1983. Brad never hesitated to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Brad is survived by his parents; Terry Palmer of Hinsdale, Montana and Marian Palmer of Great Falls, Montana. One son Janson Palmer of Glasgow, Montana; one daughter Katrina Heser of Billings, Montana; one brother Kyle Palmer of Hinsdale, Montana; and a sister Rhonda (Dale) Schultz of Billings, Montana. Brad is also survived by many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A visitation is to take place Friday May 22, 2015 in Hinsdale at the United Methodist Church from 4-6 PM with family receiving. Services will be Saturday May 23, 2015 at the Hinsdale School Gymnasium at 2:00 PM with burial to follow at the Hinsdale Cemetery. A potluck will take place at the Hinsdale School Cafeteria following burial.

Condolences may be made at bellmortuarymontana.com
Monday, May 18th 2015
Patricia Elizabeth Tisdale Gregory
Patricia Elizabeth Tisdale Gregory, 94, formerly of Glasgow, Montana passed away January 4, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Billings, Montana.

A Celebration of her life will be held Saturday May 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Glasgow with inurnment following. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.bellmortuarymontana.com.

Monday, May 18th 2015
Harriett M. Lee
Harriett M. Lee, age 93 died of natural causes on May 12th, 2015, at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, MT.

She was born on March 20, 1922 in Stillwater, Minnesota and completed her high school education there. She received a two year teaching certificate from Winona State College for rural schools. In 1941 war was declared and Harriett headed to California. She was not “Rosie the Riveter” but obtained a job with Union Oil 76 and was sent to Beverly Hills to work in a full service gas station. One day Harriett’s assignment was to pump gas and on that day Harpo Marx ran over her right foot. Another day, Hora