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Patricia Ann (Farley) Hayes
Tuesday, April 14th 2015
PATRICIA ANN (FARLEY) HAYES
Patricia Ann Farley Hayes, 79, of Glasgow, passed peacefully surrounded by her family after a short illness, on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.
Pat was born on July 14, 1935 in Havre, Montana to Michael & Marion (Weeks) Farley and was the fourth of five children. She attended Havre High School. In 1952 she married Edward Kirchdoerfer and they had two children, they later divorced. On June 25, 1960 Pat married Robert Cook, together they had 4 children. After her divorce from Robert, she met and married Jim Hayes.
She dedicated her life to helping others and became the first CNA at Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow. She also lived and worked in Havre for several years. The most important thing in her life was family and was known by many as Grandma Pat. She loved to cook, read, bowl and do search-a-words. Spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids was what made her happiest in life. She enjoyed travelling all over with her sister Junie and brother-in-law Ted.
Pat is survived by her children Pam (John) Dodson, Carole Kickland (Jay Brownson), Scott Cook, Diana (Jubal) Cole all of Glasgow and Julie (Steve) Jenssen of Pierre, South Dakota; siblings William ‘Bill’ (Ellen) Farley of Hayden, Idaho and Virginia ‘Junie’ (Ted) Lilly of Pasco, Washington. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 special adopted grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Michael and Marion, her son William ‘Willie’ Kirchdoerfer, siblings Joyce McNabb and James (Dolly) Farley; and grandchildren Hanna and Ty Cook.
Services will be at the Assembly of God Church on Wednesday, April 15, at 2pm in Glasgow. Reception to follow at the Cottonwood Inn at 4pm. A memorial fund has been set up at Valley Bank.
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Arnold Wingenbach
Monday, April 6th 2015
Arnold Wingenbach
Arnold E Wingenbach, 61, Glasgow MT passed away peacefully with his family and friends by his side on March 28, 2015 at Riverstone Hospice in Billings MT.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10a.m. CDT Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan ND with Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant and Deacon Bob Wingenbach assisting. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery. There will be a luncheon to follow at the Mandan Moose. Visitation will be held Monday, April 6, 2015 from 5-8p.m. at St Joseph Catholic Church. There will be a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

A Celebration of life will be held in Glasgow April 12, 2015 at El Cor Del Lanes at 2p.m.

Arnie was born on October 16, 1953 to Edwin and Cordella (Gustin) Wingenbach in Bismarck ND. He was raised and educated in Mandan, graduating from Mandan High School. He married the love of his life Karen Hoffman on August 25, 1978 in Bismarck. They were married for
36 years and made great memories that will be cherished. They raised four strong, beautiful daughters while living in Glasgow, MT. This ultimately led to him having four fantastic son in laws and ten wonderful grandchildren. Arnie worked with the BNSF railroad for 35 years as an Engineer. He will be remembered every time we hear that whistle blow.

Arnie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was really proud of his family and would share stories of how great they are. One thing he liked to say while raising his daughters is "If you don't know what a word means, look it up!” He had a great sense of humor and would tell his friends and family "I'm the fun one and don't hate me because I'm pretty!" Arnie had a passion to live life to its fullest. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and loved to camp at Fort Peck Lake. Arnie also liked to sing and dance to any good song. He enjoyed taking his lovely wife Karen for a ride on their Harley. While on the Harley he would speed and slide in, put the kickstand down and say, "whooooo wheeee, what a ride". One thing he wanted to let everyone know, was that he loved to have a good time with all of you that knew him. This includes friends and family while growing up, to his neighbors that are thought of as his family. You have all made his short life of 61 years a special one.

Arnie will be deeply missed by his wife Karen, Glasgow, MT, daughters Stephanie (Syed) Zaidi, Bismarck, Jennifer (Gabe) Staack, Syracuse NE, Lisa (Jason) Sides, Billings MT, Leann (James) Kruckenberg, Sultan WA; grandchildren Ethan, Kaleb, Kendal, Noah, Calli, Sophia, Kameron, Tyrus, Saif, and Kate; his mother Cordella Wingenbach, Beulah ND, sisters Jane (Frank) Schultz, Minot ND, Yvonne Wingenbach, Bismarck, Diane (Bruce) Gehant, Minnetonka MN, Joyce Hoffman, Coon Rapids MN, Donna (Wendelin) Bullinger, Mandan ND, and Lori (Duane) Flemmer, Beulah ND. Mother in law Irene Hoffman, Bismarck, sister in laws Kathleen (Bob) Bahmiller, Bismarck, Linda Baumgartner, Gwinner, ND, Marilyn (Butch) Seig, Granite Falls WA, Cindy Hoffman, Sidney MT, and Michelle (Tony) Schaffer, Bismarck. Brother in laws Larry (Becky) Hoffman, Sumner WA, Mel Baumgartner, Forman ND, Roger (Laurie) Hoffman, Dickinson ND, Jeff Hoffman, Cloquet MN, and Mel Hoffman, Sidney MT along with many nieces and nephews.

Arnie was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Wingenbach; nephew, Andrew Bullinger, and father in law, Roy Hoffman.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Riverstone Hospice, Billings MT or
a charity of your choice.

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Robert Stordahl
Sunday, April 5th 2015
Robert Peter Stordahl, age 80, passed away on March 28, 2015 at Rose Linn Care Center in Portland, OR.

Bob was born on August 8, 1934 in Sidney, Montana. He was the oldest of 6 children born to Peter and Dolly (Raab) Stordahl. He was raised in the Fairview, MT area.

On August 8, 1954 Bob married Irene Gabel in Sidney, MT. They soon moved to Fort Lewis, WA where Bob enlisted in the Army. He was enlisted from 1954 to 1956 spending some time in Germany. In 1956 they moved back to Sidney where Bob worked for the Red E Mix Company and Thirud Office Supply.

When Bob was hired by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks he moved his family to Billings. Bob and Irene raised their two children, Colleen and Cindy, as they moved around eastern Montana. They moved to Glendive, Glasgow and Miles City as he advanced in his career. He retired in 1993. He and Irene moved to Fort Peck and enjoyed retirement there.

Bob had many hobbies including carpentry, leather work, lapidary and wood carving.

Bob and Irene were married for 50 years. They attended many graduations and weddings of their nieces and nephews, family reunions and watched sporting activities of their grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter Cindy Nass (Greg) of Walla Walla, WA. Brothers Richard Stordahl of Billings, Jim Stordahl of Great Falls, and Tom Stordahl (Dixie) of Loring. Sisters Beverly Haagenson (Lou) of Billings and Lila Birgenheier of Kansas. Grandchildren Michelle Ozark of Glasgow, Jenny Haskin of Billings, Tyler Nass of Oregon and Blake Nass of Washington. Great grandson Eli Feezell of Glasgow and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Irene and daughter Colleen Haskin Matthews.

A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Billings on April 11, at 11:00 am. Interment of cremains will be at Riverview Cemetery in Savage.

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Edwin L. Hersel
Thursday, April 2nd 2015
Edwin L. Hersel, age 86, of Billings Montana formerly of Richland Montana died on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

He was born on April 17, 1928 in Tioga, North Dakota. Edwin farmed and ranched at Peerless and Richland Montana.

Edwin is survived by one daughter, Aquina Beck, three sons, Bernhard, Leonard, and Andrew and their families. He had 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Visitation with family will be on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. with Funeral Service held at 11:00 after visitation in the Scobey Catholic Church. Cremation has taken place and burial of ashes will be at a later time.

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Lois Ann Nichols
Friday, March 27th 2015
Lois Ann Nichols, 52, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, of natural causes at her residence. Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, at First Lutheran Church in Havre with Pastor Linda Rose officiating. Her family has requested that memorial donations be made in Lois’ name to the Nicholas Mader College Fund in care of Independence Bank, 435 3rd Street, Havre, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. Please visit Lois’ online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for her family at www.hollandbonine.com.

Lois was born on January 23, 1963, in Wolf Point to Donell and Ardis (Eliason) Nichols. She was raised on the family farm outside of Frazer, attending elementary school in Frazer. In 1976 Lois attended Junior High school in Glasgow and went on to be a Scottie, graduating from Glasgow High School in 1981. She continued her education at Northern Montana College that fall, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in interdisciplinary studies in 1985. Lois moved to Helena and worked for the Catholic Diocese there for a year before returning to Havre to work for the Hill County Commissioners. She remained with the County Commissioners office until her death. She worked countless hours helping everyone who came into the court house, greeting them with a smile and hello.

Lois enjoyed embroidery, genealogy, and spending time with her partner working with the horses on the farm at Sunburst. Lois always remembered special occasions for others, making graduation quilts for all of her step-children and son, and remembering birthdays and holidays. Decorations always lit up her area and were worth a good chuckle. Her laugh was infectious. Her company was delightful. Many claimed her as a daughter, more as a sister, all as a friend. She was an aura of love to all who knew her. Lois had a way of making you laugh until you cried. She will be deeply missed by all.

She made multiple trips to Helena to see government in action, and enjoyed time with her family. She loved traveling to visit family and friends, for work or pleasure. Lois spent endless hours researching an adventure she was planning to have in England. Travel was a passion of hers. Her greatest pride and joy and the apple of her eye is Nicholas. She raised him to be a gentle courteous man with her wisdom. He carries on her sweet legacy and she does not leave us.

Lois was preceded in death by her father Donell O. Nichols. She is survived by her son Nicholas Mader of Havre; her partner Gwen Marshall of Sunburst; her stepsons Ben (Lindsey) and Colby (Kelsie) Mader, all of Havre; her stepdaughters Ashley and Kendra Mader of Arizona; her mother Ardis Nichols of Glasgow; her sisters Donna Nichols of Glasgow, Janet (Al) Irwin of Lincoln, NE, Paula Nichols of Spokane, WA, and Elaine Nichols of Bozeman; her brother Loren Nichols of Billings; her uncle Gordon (Alice) Eliason of Billings; and numerous beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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Leslie Charles Gilbertson
Friday, March 27th 2015
Leslie Charles Gilbertson was born March 27, 1943 in Glasgow, Montana to Olaf and Ruth (Fuhrman) Gilbertson. He passed away of natural causes on January 4, 2013 in Tucson, AZ.

He grew up in Glasgow and Tucson, AZ. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines where he served his country during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged after serving 6 years and was very proud of his military service.

Les lived an adventurous, unconventional life and enjoyed every minute of it. He was quite the world traveler and story teller and could entertain people for hours on end. While he did not have a family of his own, children were mesmerized by him and would sit and listen to his endless stories. The neighborhood children knew he always had candy, and would knock on his door several times a day for a treat. He would trade a piece of candy for a piece of trash which was how he taught them to keep the complex clean. He was quite the charmer and he always made a point to make old people feel special. He was never in too much of a hurry to sit and shoot the breeze. Whenever grandparents, aunts, or uncles heard Les’s name they would always get a little smile, shake their heads, and tell a story of something he had pulled on them.

He lived most of his adult life in Tucson, the city he loved. He was featured on the Tucson nightly news in 1997 where a reporter did a segment on him regarding his cleaning up the neighborhood and protecting people in a disadvantaged area of Tucson. He made sure his family got video recordings of the interview!

He wanted his memorial service to coincide with his beloved mama’s. He is survived by siblings Deanna Jones of Glasgow, Gordon Gilbertson of Roundup, Ron (Cary) Gilbertson of Glasgow, Kristi (Ted) Schulz of Sacramento, and Jeff (Rosario) Gilbertson of Missoula. He is also survived by 16 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1998, nephew Lance, and longtime companion Juanita Fugate.

We have no doubt he is up in heaven entertaining everyone around him and was there with a big hug when his mama arrived.

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Ruth Alyce Gilbertson
Thursday, March 26th 2015
Ruth Gilbertson, age 96, passed peacefully on to the great dance floor in the sky on March 25, 2015. She had been a resident of Valley View Home since 2011.

Funeral Services for Ruth are Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, with interment at the Highland Cemetery.

Ruth Alyce Fuhrman was born March 21, 1919 at the family home in the Baylor community in North Valley County. She was the third child of ten born to Peter K. and Pauline (Miller) Fuhrman. She was raised on the family farm/ranch and had many stories to tell of growing up with her 9 siblings and numerous cousins that lived near them. She often told of scaring her mother to death when she was little by climbing to the top of the windmill – quite the tomboy.

Ruth attended the Fuhrman School in Baylor as a young child, moving to Glasgow during her high school years. She graduated in 1936 – one full year ahead of schedule.

She met her future husband – Olaf Gilbertson – through mutual friend. He had come to Valley County from Stanley, North Dakota to work on the Fort Peck Dam. They married July 27, 1940 and moved to Niehart, Montana where he worked in the mines. They soon decided that was not where they wanted to be and returned to Glasgow to be near family. Other than a short span of years when they lived in Tucson, Arizona, they spent their entire married life in Valley County. They farmed and ranched northeast of Glasgow from 1958 until they retired in the 1980’s.

Anyone that knew Ruth, knew of her love of dancing. Ruth and Olaf loved to waltz and two-step. After he passed, you could always find her wherever Cap Holter or Dudley and the Deadbeats were playing. She danced right up until having a stroke – while dancing at the Elks Club – in 2011.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Olaf in 1998, parents Peter and Pauling Fuhrman, son Leslie in 2013, grandson Lance, siblings Walt, Clarence, Melvin, Earl, Jim, and Kenny Fuhrman, Lenore Alden and Phyllis Campbell.

She is survived by children Deanna Jones of Glasgow, Kristi (Ted) Schulz of Sacramento, CA, Gordon Gilbertson of Roundup, Ron (Cary) Gilbertson of Glasgow, and Jeff (Rosario) Gilbertson of Missoula; sister Barbara Bales of Scottsdale, AZ, 16 grandchildren including Tracey Jones Waarvik of Glasgow, Julie Jones McGehe of Snoqualmie, WA, Scott Gilbertson and Lori Barnett of Miles City, Cody Gilbertson of Bozeman, Tawne Gilbertson Sweet of Castle Rock, WA, Rod Cornwell of Okinawa, Shana Gilbertson Myren of Kalispell, Trina Cornwell Hill of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Russ Gilbertson of Glasgow, John Gilbertson of Whitefish, Nick Schulz of Portola, CA, Katie Schulz of Cotati, CA, Carli Schulz of Chico, CA, Jessica and Michael Gilbertson of Missoula, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Dance on, Mom….Happy you are free of pain.

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Iona Mae Frost Faraasen Sonsteng
Tuesday, March 24th 2015
Iona Mae Frost Faraasen Sonsteng
Iona Sonsteng (Grandma Havre) age 86 passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Montana.
Iona was born January 4, 1929 at the home of her grandparents William and Cloe Anderson south of Hinsdale, Montana, (Now known as the Mix Farm). She was raised by her parents Myron and Dorothy Frost 15 miles south of Hinsdale in a cement house on a small ranch with abundant grasslands and wildlife. Iona loved all animals. She had a pet antelope until he decided to see what marbles tasted like. She attended the Steen School until the 8th grade. Growing up Iona was an accomplished horsemen training and riding several horses; even keeping a couple of them long enough for her own children to enjoy. Along with her parents and 8 siblings they worked from sunup to sundown in order to provide for their needs. On November 7, 1946 she married the love of her life, Arvid Faraasen. Together they had 5 children. They resided on the Faraasen farm south of Hinsdale until Arvid passed away in 1960. In those 14 years she planted and harvested huge gardens as well as canned all the produce she could for her family. It was nothing for her to take the 22 rifle out to hunt sage hens for dinner. Mom could make a tasty dinner out of those poached sage hens! At times she prepared toasted grains for breakfast straight from the grain bin. In 1962 she married Milo Sonsteng of Havre, Montana where her youngest son Melvin was born completing her family of 6 children. Iona worked very hard and never once needed any kind of assistance to provide for her children. She was employed at Havre High School as a custodian for several years. Later she worked as a custodian at Mountain Bell Telephone in Havre and Great Falls. She retired and moved to Hinsdale to live closer to her children and grandchildren. Iona was very patriotic and a supporter of Veterans of America. Iona loved yard work, fishing and anything the great outdoors had to offer. She loved to knit, crochet, and do many crafts. In fact she just started an afghan days before she passed away. In February 2015 Iona decided it was time to move to Valley View. She could not say enough about the wonderful care she received there.
She was proceeded in death by her husbands, Arvid & Milo; parents, Myron & Dorothy; siblings, Boyd, Harold, Marjorie, Myron, & Lucille.
Survivors include her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, nieces,& nephews; Myron Faraasen of Glasgow, Gloria Jacobson (Jack) of Hinsdale, Scott Klind & Jaime Ottun,(Cassidy, Kylee, & Caitlyn) Macy & Toby Klind (Randi Jo, Trevor, & Huxley) Tom Faraasen of Helena, Linda (Gene) Hartsock of Glasgow, Peter Mogan & Theresa Haynes, Brian & Alissa Mogan (Taylor, Kynley, & Casen) Marcus Mogan, Dorothy (Paul) Jensen, Jarid & Diane Jensen (Kallen), Shannon & Darin Hauck, (Rhiannon & Anistyn) Brad Jensen, Melvin Sonsteng of Helena, (Nicolas.) Siblings Lawren "Frosty" Frost, of Glasgow, Walt (Marian) Frost of Steilacoom, WA and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 27 at 2p.m. at the Legion Hall in Hinsdale, MT. Burial will follow at Hill View Cemetery.
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Phillip Roy Sudbrack
Tuesday, March 24th 2015
SACO- Phillip Roy Sudbrack, 60 passed away March 23, 2015 at the family farm north of Saco. Services will be Sat. March 28, 2015 at 11a.m. at the Saco Lutheran Church. Memorials for the family may be left to the charity of your choice. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

Phillip was born April 9, 1954 to Reinhard and Hattie (Iverson) Sudbrack in Glasgow, Montana. He grew up on the family farm/ranch being very involved in agriculture at a young age. During his years in Saco schools, Phillip was active in 4-H and FFA, earned awards in both. He was on the Saco Panther basketball team that earned second place at the state tournament in 1971. After graduation he attended Montana State University, returning to Saco to help his parents with the farm/ranch because of his father's failing health. He became the third generation on both his grandparents' homesteads (Iverson in 1909 and Sudbrack in 1910).

On Valentine's Day 2000 he married Karla Korman in Saco. Together they continued to raise registered Angus Cattle at the Heart R Angus Ranch until 2012 and concentrated on raising grain, hay, and other crops until his death. He was a member of the American Angus Association, Montana Stock Growers and, Montana Grain Growers. He did custom farming for the area farmers and ranchers, enjoyed building and/or modifying equipment, as he could fix anything whether it was electrical, plumbing, welding, or carpentry. He was always willing to help anyone solve a problem or mentor young farmers and ranchers. They attended MATE and MAGIE for many years, he enjoyed farm auctions, even if it was to visit, he also enjoyed puzzles, and spending time with his nieces and nephews and family gatherings.

Phillip was very active in Saco Lutheran Church and Prairie Lutheran Parish, holding positions on the church council, and helping with many building and repair projects.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother Curtis, and mother-in-law Alice Korman. He is survived by his wife Karla; sisters, Rene (Charles) Worley of Wolf Point, Norma (Ted) Kelly of Malta; brothers Cecil (Sharon) Sudbrack of New Holland, PA. Dale (Elena) Sudbrack of Saco; father- in-law Ralph Korman of Saco, sister-in-law Kathy (John) Anevski of Billings, brother-in-law Jack Korman of Sanger, CA. and numerous nieces and nephews, also a great niece and great nephew.
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Renee Knudson
Friday, March 20th 2015
Visitation for Renee Knudson from Saco is Saturday & Sunday, March 21st & 22nd, at Bell Mortuary from 10a.m. - 5p.m. both days. A memorial service will be held in July.
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