Wolf Point Herald

Bernard Moran

Bernard Eugene Moran, 83, of Poplar, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

He was born on June 9, 1930, to Roger and Theresa Moran at Trenton, N.D. He was an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe.

He attended school at Wahpeton Indian Boarding School in Wahpeton, N.D. He had a strong work ethic and worked all his life up until he was 82. He had a variety of jobs including carpentry, construction, roofing, truck driving, working on oil rigs and seismographs and groundskeeper at the Poplar community swimming pool. He also served his country during the Korean War.

He married Shirley White in January 1930 and lived in the Poplar community for 73 years. His interests included working with his horses, hunting, fishing, gardening and yard work, collecting antiques and fossils, watching his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at pow-wows and athletic events. He enjoyed music and led the singing at the Nazarene Church for many years. He was welcoming to anyone in need and opened his home to anyone who needed a place to stay.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Roger, Charles, Reuben and Sylvester; sister, Cecilia; daughter, Diane Moran; and son, Scott Shane Moran.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Moran of Poplar; brothers, Alfred Moran of Columbia Falls and Toby Moran of Aberdeen, S.D.; sisters, Margie White and Madonna LeCain; sons, Wade Moran, Scott Moran and Shane Moran, all of Poplar; daughter, Colleen Moran Brien of Lodge Grass; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

His funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Church of the Nazarene in Poplar. Interment was at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.