Wolf Point Herald

Ken Nyquist

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Ken was born on the Nyquist farm 7 1/2 miles east of Froid, MT on March 27, 1925, the son of Victor and Alice (Lundeen) Nyquist with assistance from Mrs. Florence (Rudolph) Hanson, who was the midwife. He was raised and educated in rural Froid, later graduating from Froid High School. As a young man he worked on his dad’s farm. In 1944, Ken entered the U.S. Army and served with the 94th Infantry Division and also with the 1st Cavalry Infantry Division and the 5th Airborne Battalion. After his honorable discharge in 1946, Ken returned to the family farm.
On January 18, 1947, Ken was united in marriage to Kathleen Nacey in Culbertson, MT. The couple lived at the family farm where he planted, raised  and harvested various grains, including wheat, oats, barley and hay. He cared for his livestock and did a considerable amount of milking by hand. He drove truck and tractors and was always doing maintenance work on the vehicles and repair of other farm machinery. He kept excellent farm records over the years. In the 1960’s, Ken served as Roosevelt County Commissioner for two terms and took pride in his accomplishments, one of which was having the main street in Froid paved.
As a devoted father of four, Ken tried to instill in his children the value of saving money and the importance of planning for the future. His “penny saved / penny earned” mindset certainly worked for him as over the years he became quite well-skilled at the art of investing.
After retiring from farming, Ken and Kathleen bought a house in Bozeman where they lived for 20 years. When Kathleen’s health started to decline, they moved to Seattle, WA, to be closer to their daughter Mary Alyce and son John. After living in Seattle for 4 years, they both returned to northeast Montana and were residents of the Roosevelt Memorial Nursing Home. In 2012 they moved to Riverside Health Care in Missoula where they received excellent care and were assisted by Hospice of Missoula in their final days.
Ken’s boisterous personality remained with him until the very end. During his life, he excelled at anything he put his mind to; from farming to the stock market to County Commissioner, he truly was a man of the people. He secretly loved to sing on the tractor as he handled his daily responsibilities. He loved more than anything to hear and tell jokes and stories of his adventures and will always be remembered for his infectious laugh.
Ken was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Elk’s for over 50 years and a proud life-long member of the VFW.
Ken was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen, his parents, brother Laurence and sister Harriet Nelson.
He is survived by three sons, Thomas (Virginia) Nyquist of Bozeman, MT, John Nyquist of Seattle, WA and Paul (Mary)Patera of Bismarck, ND, two daughters, Margaret Moore Of Detroit and Mary Alyce Nyquist of Edmonds, WA, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and one sister Doris Schmitz of Plentywood, MT.
A memorial service was held August 20 at Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held in Froid, MT next spring.
(Paid Obituary)

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Andrea Perry

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Andrea Joyce Perry, “Tasunka Waste Yuha Win,” “Has Good Horse Woman,” 27, died Aug. 6, 2014.
She was born on July 3, 1987, in Williston, N.D., to Adrian and Jackie Perry. She battled diabetes since age 12. She went to school from kindergarten through the 11th grade in Brockton and graduated from Poplar High School in 2006.
In October 2007, she met Richard Terbasket and from this companionship Skeeter Terbasket was born Sept. 2, 2010.
She enjoyed the art of fashion and style. She also had a great passion for her horses.
She is survived by her parents, Adrian and Jackie Perry; one son, Skeeter; sisters, Freda Christian, Joni Johnson, Bobbie Martell and Ann; and adopted sister, Dyan Youpee.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 11, at the James Black Dog Center in Fort Kipp. Interment was at the Fort Kipp Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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Opal DeTienne

Opal DeTienne, 84, of Bainville died at her residence Sunday morning, Aug. 3, 2014.
Opal Anseth was born Oct. 8, 1929, to Edor and Grace (Gorder) Anseth.  She was raised on a farm in Round Prairie, N.D., west of Williston. She attended Round Prairie School before moving to Williston to attend high school, graduating in 1947.
She married Clarence DeTienne March 23, 1963.  In 2013, they celebrated 50 years of togetherness.  They had two children, Darcy and Russell. One of the lights of her life was her young granddaughter Grace.  
She was a homemaker.  She enjoyed raising her two children and tending her garden and flowers.  She loved a good game of Scrabble, playing softball, playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, sewing and watching her children participate in their school activities. Most of all, she loved to dance.
She started working as the secretary at Bainville Public School in 1977, retiring in 2000 after 22 years of service. She was dearly loved by all the students, and she felt the same about them, often joking that she had a whole school full of kids and then grandkids.
She was a true angel of service.  She was a caregiver, upholsterer, farmhand, gardener, seamstress, beautician, medical assistant (fixer of boo-boos on the playground!) and so much more. If someone needed her assistance, it was happily given and delivered with a smile.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence of
Bainville; daughter, Darcy of Laramie, Wyo.; son, Russell of Bozeman; one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Elvina McLean, Bernice Anseth, Gloria Roller and Nyla Olson; and two brothers, Bernie Anseth and
Galyn Anseth.
Cremation will take place. No funeral services are planned. An informal gathering for friends and family to visit with each other will take place at the Legion Hall in Bainville  Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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Rose Grainger

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Rose Grainger, 90, of Poplar, died July 22, 2014.
She was born Nov. 14, 1923, to Oscar T. and Borghild T. Peterson in Wheeler, Wis. She was born again in the early 1980s when she gave her life to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  
She worked many jobs throughout her lifetime; however, her favorite job was babysitting. Over the years, she babysat for more than 50 children. She was loved by all who knew her, both young and old.
She loved to quilt, crochet and work in her yard and was also known for her great skills as an artist. In addition, she loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, family and friends.  
She made her home in Poplar until 2003 when she moved to Sidney to an assisted living apartment.  
In 2008, she moved (home) to the Poplar Swing Bed Unit. She resided there until her death.
She is survived by her sons, Richard Smejkal of Paradise, Calif., and John Q. Grainger of Helena; daughter, Mary Nesbit of Poplar; sister, Thelma Miller of Reno, Nev.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Oscar, Helmer “Fats” and Byron; sister, Lucille
Smejkal; husband, Orval Grainger in 1989; two grandsons, David and Charles; and stepdaughter, Iris Rollins.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the First Presbyterian Church in Poplar. Celebration of Life services will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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Jerry “Dale” Morey

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Jerry “Dale” Morey of Hayden, Idaho, passed away July 1, 2014.
He was born in Glasgow, Mont., on March 6, 1942, to Don and Anne Morey. As the son of a depot agent on the Great Northern Railroad, Dale developed early a love of railroading. As a young teenager he worked as a section hand laying track and later became a telegrapher and relief depot agent during his summers.  
After attending high school first at Culbertson, Mont., he graduated from Great Falls High School in 1960. Then, he attended Montana State in
Bozeman, Mont., graduating in 1964 with a degree in industrial design and a desire to design cars eventually. His drawings show his wonderful talent.  
After graduation, though, he chose to join the Navy and entered flight school at Pensacola, Fla.  He was commissioned an ensign on March 26, 1965.  He served as the captain of the P2V7 Aircraft assigned to Carrier Protection during two tours of Vietnam. After receiving several decorations and commendations, he was honorably discharged on Aug. 27 1969.
Nov. 11, 1969, he became a pilot for United Airlines, based in San Francisco and Denver.  Dale’s interests in railroading and cars never waned, though. During his career with United he was a model railroader and classic car enthusiast, building and restoring several hot rods, including a 1950 Ford Business coupe that he painted Porche Guards Red with black and white scallops.
He retired from United in April of 2001 and moved his family to Idaho.  He enjoyed his retirement by boating on Lake Coeur d’Alene, cruising in his hot rods and convertibles, wintering in Yuma, Ariz., in his motorhome and on his ATVs.
He is survived by his son, Mitch (Julie) of Helena, Mont.; his daughter, Katie (Chris) of Denver, Colo.; his two sisters, Dianne (Scott) of Tempe, Ariz., and Donna of Hayden; as well as his two nephews, Stuart and Brian and their families. He was loved by three women in his life, Judy Johnston/Simpson, Lynne Pewtherer/Aaro and Irene Olson. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anne and Don Morey.
He was a good man, admired and loved by family and friends. He touched us all with his kindness and his humor. He lived his life to the fullest and on his terms.
A graveside service was held Monday, July 7, at 2:15 p.m. at Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd, Medical Lake, WA 99022.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Idaho Hospice House, 2290 W Prairie Ave, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. Reception will follow the service at Heather Stone Clubhouse, 8946 Heather Way, Hayden, Idaho.
Yates Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements. Please visit Dale's memorial and sign his online guestbook at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com.
(Paid Obituary)

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