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Everett Jacobsen

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Everett Jacobsen, 93, of Froid, Mont., passed away early Tuesday morning, Feb. 17, 2015, at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson, Mont.
His funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Froid Community Center. Burial in Grandview Cemetery, east of Froid will follow the service.
Friends were able to call at the Froid Community Center on Monday from 3 until 5 p.m. and for the hour preceding the service on Tuesday.
Everett Eugene Jacobsen was born on July 28, 1921, at home on the family farm near Froid, Mont. He was the fourth of eight children born to Bernhardt and Amelia Meeks Jacobsen. Everett attended school at Froid and graduated from Froid High School in 1939 and then he attended Kinman Business College in Spokane, Wash.
He was drafted into the Army on Oct. 23, 1942, during World War II and spent 18 months in the South Pacific. After his discharge from the service on Feb. 28, 1946, he finished his accounting degree and then worked as an accountant in Seattle, Wash.
Everett returned to the Jacobsen farm east of Froid in the spring of 1948.  
In April 2014, he went into the Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson. The family appreciates the care he received there.
Everett married Maxine Fowler on Jan. 17, 1950, at Manhattan, Mont. They made their home on the farm near Froid where they raised their three children.  They had 48 years together on the farm until Maxine spent her last years at Bethel Home in Williston, N.D. Maxine passed away in 2006 after a long illness.
Everett married Jane Morstad in 2007 and they lived on the farm near Froid.
When Everett was young, he made his choice to serve God. That choice became his commitment and joy for his whole life and enabled him to live a quiet, steady Godly life.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Maxine; and brothers, Clarence, Ruvold, Derold, Foy and Lloyd.  
Everett leaves behind his wife, Jane; two sons, David of Froid, Mont., and Gordon and Bette of South Lyon, Mich.; daughter, Carolyn of Kalispell, Mont.; two grandchildren, Andrew and Rebekah Jacobsen; four step-children Nick and Mary Morstad, Faith and Mike Braaksma, Jennifer and Eldon Burdick and Monica Bergh; eight step-grandchildren;  eight great-step-grandchildren; his sister, Irene and Duncan Hunter; his brother, Lee and Lela Jacobsen; nieces and nephews; many grand-nieces and -nephews; and a host of friends.
Friends are welcome to visit www.eversoncoughlin.com to share memories of Everett or leave condolences for his family.
The Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family of Everett.
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Ralph Clark

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Funeral services for Ralph Clark were held at 2 p.m. (MST) Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Pastor Neil Knudsen officiated at the service at Big Sky Church in Froid; interment was in Grandview Cemetery, east of Froid. Casketbearers were D.J., Dave, Doug, Gary, Jim and Shane Clark; ushers were Arnold Barr and Wayne Deubner.
Ralph, age 87, of Froid, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood.
Ralph was born Sept. 15, 1927, at the family farm in rural Sheridan County, the youngest child of Harris and Frances (Cookson) Clark. He graduated from Froid High School in 1945.
Ralph farmed with his brother Don until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951. He completed basic training at Lackland, Texas, followed by refrigeration school at Ft. Belvoir, Va. He was stationed in Japan for two years and then returned to farming after he was discharged. He was also a residential and commercial journeyman electrician for several decades.  He took pride in his work and enjoyed providing that service to members of the community.
On July 10, 1965, Ralph married Ruth Ann Davidson. They had two children and were happily married for 47 years.  He was a loving father and grandfather. He was a man of great faith and integrity. He also had a great sense of humor, whether it was in casual conversation or when he shared light-hearted "Sandhill" emails from northeast Montana.
Ralph was active in the Big Sky Church, and the former Grandview Church of the Brethren, where he served as moderator, teacher, Sunday school superintendent, trustee and deacon. He served as director and delegate on co-ops and on ASCS community committees; as a delegate to Church of the Brethren district and annual conferences; and in various roles for the Grandview Cemetery Association.  
Ralph also enjoyed gardening and always shared the fruits of his labor with family, friends and neighbors.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Ruth; his brothers, Robert, Gerald, James and Howard Clark; and two sisters-in-law, Ann and Gladys Clark.
He is survived by a daughter, Kristi (Billy) Jamison of Jefferson City, Mo.; a son, Russell (Brandi) Clark of Bozeman, Mont.; and seven grandchildren whom he adored, Perry-Anthony, Ellanie and Cilicia Jamison and Caitlin, Colby, Carisa and Cash Clark. He is also survived by his brother, Don (Marilyn) Clark of Billings, Mont.; sister-in-law, Dorothy Clark of Froid, Mont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements: Read and print the obituary, post remembrances, and send cards and flowers online at www.fulkersonsplentywood.com.
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Greta Hall

Greta N. Hall, 84, of Paducah, Ky., died Jan. 30, 2015, at Lourdes Hospital.
Greta was born in Bainville, Mont., on June 14, 1930, to the late Albert and Mary (Reynolds) Nelson.  She was a longtime member of the St. Matthew Lutheran Church and was a self-employed court reporter.
Greta is survived by her husband of 66 years, LeRoy Hall: children, Gary (Alice) Hall of Paducah and Gayle (Jim) Phillips of Westminster, Colo.; six grandchildren, Audra (Jeremy Turner) Hall, Timothy Phillips, Emily Phillips (Kris) Houghtaling, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Alex Hall; two great-grandchildren, Caleb Turner and Coda Hoyt; sisters Anita Helton of Chesapeake, VA and Mavis (Bob) Eckhardt of Parker, Colo.; two brothers, Norman Nelson of Waynesville, N.C., and Glendon Nelson of Watford City, N.D.
Preceding Greta in death were a sister, Thelma Styers; an infant brother, Maynard; and her parents.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Feb. 5, at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Pastors Paul Donner and John Rogers officiating.
You may leave a message, light a candle or share a tribute at www.milnerandorr.com in Greta’s memory.
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Bernadine Torgerson

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Bernadine Ruby Torgerson passed away on Feb. 4, 2015, in Billings, Mont.
Bernadine was born on the family farm south of Dagmar, Mont., on Nov. 23, l931, to Elsie (Henke) and John Miller. She attended Sunny Hill Grade School and graduated from Medicine Lake High School in May of l950.
Bernadine loved living on the farm, helping her dad with the farm work, helping her mother with the cooking and she enjoyed playing with her older sister Eunice and younger sister Maxine.  
On June 29, 1950, she married Victor Torgerson at the Volmer Church and was a devoted wife for 64 years. They were blessed with four children, Russell, Mavis, Stuart and Debbie.
Bernadine was a farm wife who worked hard from sunup to sundown. She was a loving, dedicated wife and mother, and she was a special Grandma to her nine grandchildren and eight great-grandsons.  
She enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking, baking, canning, gardening, traveling, raising chickens and helping with the baby calves. She enjoyed bringing dinner out to the field during harvest and was always ready to give a hand in moving from field to field. In the spring, Bernadine loved taking her children down to the creek to see how high the water was and to pick flowers. She also enjoyed playing softball on the Volmer ladies team and later bowling in Medicine Lake.  
Vic and Bernadine loved to dance, and they would glide over the floor so effortlessly. Bernadine will always be remembered as a kind and loving person – she was a gentle soul.  She would always grace you with her warm smile that showed how happy she was to see you.
Bernadine was a keeper of memories, faithfully keeping a diary all her married life. Bernadine loved having company and always had bars or cake ready for anyone that dropped by; all especially loved her cinnamon rolls, bread, butter horns and strawberry-rhubarb pie.  
She lovingly took care of her mother and also neighbor Louie Gladue.
Bernadine was a member of the Big Sky Church of Froid and their womens’ group. She was a member of the Volmer Helping Hands Club and belonged to the Women of the Moose. Vic and Bernadine enjoyed following their children and grandchildren in their school activities. They were faithful Medicine Lake Honker fans.
In 2004, Bernadine and Victor moved to Williston, N.D., where they both enjoyed their new home, gardening and their apple trees. In September of 2014, they moved to Aspen Meadows Retirement Home in Billings. Bernadine enjoyed her time there and felt like a queen being pampered by all.
Bernadine is preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Lloyd; and sister, Eunice Torgerson.
She is survived by her loving husband, Victor; and her son Russell (Renny) of Dagmar and their children Lori (Chris) Warden [Finley and William] of Missoula; Kathleen Hurst [Odin] of Girdwood, Alaska; Louise Torgerson of Nipomo, Calif.; and Megan Torgerson of Missoula;  her daughter Mavis (Arlen) Johnson of Bismarck, N.D., and their children Tiffany (Justin) Vinje [Kai and Haakon] of Bismarck, N.D.; Michael Johnson (fiancé Sarah Johnsrud) of Fargo, N.D.; her son Stuart (Diane) of Dagmar and their children Kyra Smith [Owen] of Fairbanks, Alaska; Michele (Rob) Moore [Fletcher and Kemper] of Williston, N.D.; Jacob Torgerson (fiancé Kaloni Erickson) of Dagmar; and her daughter Deborah (Doug) Frank of Billings; and also her sister Maxine Tucker of  Surprise, Ariz.
Funeral services for Bernadine will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.  Pastor Len Shatkus will officiate the service at the Volmer Lutheran Church in Dagmar, with interment in the Volmer Cemetery. Casketbearers will be her grandchildren; and her great- and great-great grandchildren are considered honorary bearers. Clint Rasmussen and Gary Smith will be ushers.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Aspen Meadows for the compassionate care they gave Bernadine.
Mom, we will always love you for everything you did for all of us; you will always be in our hearts.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements: Read and print the obituary, post remembrances and send cards and flowers online at www.fulkersonsplentywood.com.
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Lenore Haase

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Funeral services for Lenore Haase were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. Ralph Summers officiated at the service at the Faith Farm Fellowship in Froid; interment was in Big Lake Cemetery. Lenore died Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Mercy Hospital in Williston, N.D.; she was 100.
Lenore Elizabeth Haase was born at the Knudtson farm three miles south of Homestead, Mont., on May 6, 1914, to Carl and Mary Alice (Gerhold) Knudtson.  She lived in the Homestead area her entire life except for the past year when she lived in Williston with her son Norman Haase. She lived to celebrate her 100th birthday, which she expected a big party for and, of course, her family threw her a grand party. A grand lady deserves a grand party!
She passed peacefully on Feb. 3, 2015, in Williston, N.D. She is survived by her children, Rosalyn Haase of Fargo, N.D., Dolores Conover of Lakeport, Calif., Wayne Haase of Valley City, N.D., Donald Haase of Miami, Fla., Norman Haase of Williston, N.D., and Kenneth (Benita) Haase of Homestead, Mont.; 26 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Carl and Mary Alice (Gerhold) Knudtson, sister Evelyn Nelson, brother Roscoe Knudtson and sister Leona Nordwick; she was preceded in death by  husband Curt Haase and son Rollin Haase.
Growing up, Lenore enjoyed learning to play the pump organ as taught by her mother.  Her music talents gave her enjoyment, as she would play the piano often. Her children remember her rarely being gone when they came home from school but many times there would be fresh bread made with love. She always had a wonderful garden and beautiful flowers in the flowerbeds during the summer.
She always enjoyed listening to her children and grandchildren play instruments and singing when they were home. She took pleasure in serving her children and grandchildren through cooking and baking and, of course, endless cookies in the cookie jar. Her frequent correspondence with many family members kept a close family connection.
She enjoyed visiting folks in the nursing home through her years. As she got older, she was so young at heart that she would casually say she would like to go play piano and visit the old people in the nursing home, even though she was older than many of them there. She said the secret to living to be 100 was don't smoke, don't drink and eat your meat and potatoes.
Lenore found fulfillment in reading her Bible and attending church services and Bible studies. She was selfless, thoughtful, and smart. Her examples of love and faith in Jesus have greatly impacted her family in such a positive way.
Fulkerson Funeral Home of Plentywood has charge of arrangements: read the complete obituary, post remembrances, send cards and flowers online at www.fulkersonsplentywood.com.


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