Wolf Point Herald

Larry Gunn

Larry Leroy Gunn of Billings, Mont., passed away Feb. 18, 2014, in Hamilton, Mont.  
Larry was born Nov. 20, 1932, in Flaxville, Mont, to Russell and Vera (Krassin) Gunn. He was fifth of six children and the only boy.  
Larry attended school in Wolf Point until eighth grade and then decided he liked working better. He found a job at the Ford garage sweeping the lot and parking cars. He quickly found his love of cars and anything “under the hood”, making auto mechanics his livelihood. He also worked on the Bartel and Fachner farms north of Wolf Point.

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Earl Leibrand

Earl Leibrand, 91, of
Scobey, died on Feb. 2, 2014, in Wolf Point.
He was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Assiniboine, Sask., Canada, the youngest of five children. His family moved to Scobey  when he was several months old, and he made Scobey his home for the next 91 years of his life.
When Earl was old enough, he enlisted and became one of the “greatest generation." He joined the U.S. Navy Seabees, a group that specializes in supporting troops through a myriad of construction projects in a wide variety of military theaters. He spoke often about his time in the Pacific during World War II and, although humble like many of his generation, he was also proud of his Seabees service.

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Ed Sofil

Ed Sofil, 85, died Feb. 23, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point.
He was the last surviving child of 11 children born to Della Mae and Henry Sofil of Hensler, N.D. He was born June 23, 1928, and lived his adult life in McCone County. He worked various jobs for Si Brown, Pete Mickolio and Melvin Johnson.

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Margaret Brown

Margaret M. Brown, 90, a lifetime resident of Wolf Point, residing at the Faith Lutheran Home, died Feb. 22, 2014.
Born Nov. 26, 1923, to Walter and Nina Mueller, she grew up on the farm in McCone County. She attended grade school at Sunnyside Country School. She graduated from high school in Wolf Point.
She married Paul Galen Brown Aug. 20, 1947, in Columbus. To that union, they had four children.

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Jeannette Schmitz

Jeannette I. (Burke) Schmitz, , died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Sidney Health Center Extended Care.
She was born to Pat and Anna (Tierney) Burke on June 26, 1919, in Enid. She grew up on the Burke family farm near Enid with her two brothers and three sisters.
Her older sister Rosella was her teacher in grade school and made her learn how to write perfectly.

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