Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Forrest “Chanuba” Edwin Eder, 57, of Wolf Point, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
He was born June 24, 1955, to Lillian Bruguier and William Eder Sr. As a child, he attended school in Wolf Point at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church until the sixth-grade, then in Poplar. During his teenage years, he attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M. After his school years, in 1971, he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he learned the carpentry trade from his father. He moved home to Wolf Point in 1977.
He met and married Lois Pederson and to this union three children were born — Jessica, Stephen and Channing Eder. They later divorced.
He married Clara Ricker in 1998 in Poplar and they made their home in Allentown, Pa., where they lived for four years. They also later divorced.
On Oct. 5, 2008, he married Angela Shinn (Kirn) and they made their home east of Wolf Point with their beloved dogs, Empress, Trey, Lolo, Lola and Chewie.
He was an avid carpenter and built many houses over the years. He also worked at the Fort Peck Minerals Department as a draftsman for many years.
His interests included working on and fixing up old cars. He could build a motor from the ground up. He was also an exceptional artist. He enjoyed drawing and he painted many captivating oil paintings. He enjoyed listening to music, visiting with family and friends while having a smoke. He was given the name “Chanuba” by his grandmother Elsie.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Desmond Eder.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Eder of Wolf Point; mother, Lillian Christian of Wolf Point; children, Jessica, Stephen and Channing Eder and Austin Pederson of Wolf Point; brothers, William Eder Jr., Eric Bruguier and Neil Taylor, all of Wolf Point, and Father Jullian Nix of Bismarck, N.D.; sisters, Mildred Rose Eder of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Angie Iron Cloud of Gillette Wyo.; and five grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Inurnment was at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.