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Irene Panasuk

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Funeral services for longtime Bainville resident Irene Panasuk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at 3 p.m. (Mountain Time) in the Bainville High School gymnasium. Pastor Lyle Thorpe will officiate and burial will follow in the Bainville Cemetery.  Friends and family may call at the Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home in Williston, N.D., on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. (Central Time) and at the school for the hour preceding the service on Sunday.
Friends may visit www.eversoncoughlin.com to share remembrances of Irene or leave condolences for her family. The Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home of Williston is caring for the family.
Irene Marie (Torgerson) Panasuk, at 85 years, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Greg Peed in Redmond, Ore. She spent the last nine years of her life in the care of her daughter with a debilitating illness.  
Irene was born Aug. 13, 1929, on the family farm of her father, Ole Michael Torgerson, and mother, Inger Marie (Huso) Torger-
son, second generation Norwegian immigrants and early homesteaders northeast of Bainville, Mont. Her father was one of the farmers who broke up many acres of land for homesteaders around the Bainville area and as far west as Brockton with a steam engine and plow.  She was the youngest of seven children, and the last to pass away.
Irene grew up on the farm and started her school life at the Huso School, a small country school, until it was closed in 1936.  After that, she attended school at Bainville Public School.  When the weather turned cold and the roads were impassable, she boarded in Bainville. This was difficult for her and, during her last year, her brother Virgil and sister Violet stayed with her.
She remained close with her siblings throughout their lives, especially her sisters, Hazel and Violet, who lived with their families in Kellogg, Idaho, and Edmonds, Wash., respectively, and brother, Virgil of Choteau, Mont. They visited every summer to see the Panasuk clan. Hazel’s daughter, Ann Marie Hake of San Diego, Calif., was a very special niece to Irene.
Irene graduated from Bainville High School in 1947 and attended a year at Montana State College.  She never finished college, instead returning to the farm to care for her parents, and then married her husband, George Panasuk, on Feb. 5, 1949. They lived on the original homestead of the Panasuk family before buying land and building their own farm nearby.  
For almost 55 years of marriage, George and Irene built their farm, were active in the community and raised seven children.  All the children married and had their own families, giving them 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren (with two more on their way). Irene was proud of her family and their achievements which included many college and professional degrees and several military service records. Four of her sons remained close to Bainville and three of them are farmers/ranchers like their parents.
Irene will be remembered by everyone as a friendly, generous and community-oriented woman. She knew many folks in Bainville and the surrounding region. She took great pride in her home and her farm and anyone who visited her would find a home meticulously cared for and clean, yet welcoming and comforting.
Irene loved visitors, and was extremely quick to offer coffee, sweets or an entire meal to anyone from school bus drivers to out-of-town visitors. She also loved calling on others, and she had a wealth of loyal friends.
She was involved in many school, community and church activities and, in the early years, she was a member of the First English Lutheran Church.  She was on the building committee for the new Bain-
ville Public School built in 1986.
She had many other interests, as well, including, reading, music, refinishing furniture, canning, collecting hair receivers, playing games and enjoying delicious sweets. She also enjoyed laughing, especially at Norwegian jokes. She could occasionally be spontaneous like when she painted her kitchen red only to decide she hated it and painted it a different color the very next day.  
As important as family and community were to Irene, the core of her life, and the source of her love for the people around her, was the Lord Jesus Christ. She was never afraid to share her faith because she knew the hope that it offered. In the early 1980s, she became involved with Bainville Faith Fellowship Church where she was a constant presence and longtime member. She taught Sunday school for many years and was involved in many Bible studies. She had a rich and deeply-committed prayer life, and she could be counted on to pray whenever a need was expressed.  
Although her family and friends are much saddened that the light of Christ in her is no longer with us here, we know that she is now close to the Throne and finally at peace in the arms of our Savior.
Irene is survived by her seven children, including her two daughters, Mary Katherine (Gregory) Peed, Redmond, Ore., and Amy Beth Marie (Kelly) Miller, Tijeras, N.M.; and her five sons, Dana George (Brenna) Panasuk, Williston, N.D., Miles Gordon (Cyndy) Panasuk, Bainville, Mont., Mark Timothy (Jan) Panasuk, Douglas, Wyo., Scot Tracy (Diane) Panasuk, Bainville, Mont., and Todd Michael (Brinda) Panasuk, Bainville, Mont.  Also, she is survived by 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The pallbearers are the eight grown grandsons with one honorary pallbearer who is the youngest grandson.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Ole and Inger Torgerson; each of her siblings, Orvin, Hazel, William, infant Violet, Violet and Virgil; and her husband, George Panasuk on Jan. 29, 2004.   
(Paid Obituary)

Nina Busby

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Nina “Sugar” Busby, 59, died  Aug. 11, 2014, in Denver, Colo.
She was born Sept. 18, 1954, to Lloyd and Eleanor Lien in Brooklyn, N.Y.
She was raised in Froid; Beville, Texas; and San Diego, Calif. She graduated from Medicine Lake High School in 1973. In August 1973, she married Randy Parpart and in their union they had a son, Gene Allen. They divorced in 1976.
On May 29, 1976, she married Lloyd “Buzz” Busby and they had two daughters, Kari in 1977 and Tracy in 1978.
She had a huge heart and would do anything for anyone and made friends everywhere she moved. She loved to bake and cook for all occasions, school fundraisers, benefits, etc. She never let anyone go hungry. She also loved crocheting, word searches and spending time with all those close to her including her beloved pets. She had numerous “special” people in her life that became her “extended family.”
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Lloyd “Buzz” Busby of Culbertson; son, Gene of Billings; daughters, Kari Delagrave and Tracy Holum, both of Scobey; stepchildren, Elly Moe, Paula Franke and Jason Franke, all of Sco-bey; siblings, Elizabeth Pendland of Scobey, Lloyd “Chick” Lien of Las Vegas, Nev.; and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by stepson, Tommy Busby; and grandson, Tarin Westby.
Cremation has taken place at A-Simple Cremation and Funeral Home in Denver, Colo. Memorial Services are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at Bethel Church in Culbertson.

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)

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.

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.