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Margaret Cora Murr
Saturday, November 28th 2015
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.

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James Doney
Tuesday, November 24th 2015
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.

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Dorothy Lu (Redfield) Fossum
Monday, November 23rd 2015
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.

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Clyde Henry Christiansen
Monday, November 23rd 2015

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.

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Lawren A. "Frosty" Frost
Tuesday, November 17th 2015
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.

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Melanie Cornwell Solberg
Tuesday, November 10th 2015
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.

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Loretta M. Sand
Monday, November 9th 2015
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.
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Theresa Mattern
Thursday, November 5th 2015
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.

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Ethel Schmoeckel
Wednesday, November 4th 2015
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.

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Robert Elwood Esaias
Monday, November 2nd 2015
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.
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Victor Weinmeister
Monday, November 2nd 2015
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.

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