Wolf Point Herald

Duane Buettner


Duane Buettner, 91 years old, formerly of Wolf Point, died March 15, 2015, at the Billings Clinic.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1924, to Fred and Maude Buettner at their farm home 20 miles northeast of Wolf Point. Duane attended elementary school at Divide Rural School. In August 1937, he enrolled at Wolf Point High School.  After completing his junior year, he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corp to provide financial support to his parents.  Duane returned to school a year later and graduated in 1942. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served aboard a submarine that made four successful war patrols. He worked for the Montana Job Service in Wolf Point until December 1984.
Duane married Lorentina Spitzer June 15, 1946, and she preceded him in death on June 8, 2005. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Helen Eggebrecht and Hazel Greufe; and a brother, Ralph.
Duane is survived by four sons, Allan (Nora) of Seattle, Wash.; Loren of Bozeman, Mont.; Darrel (Dee) of Greeley, Colo.; Steven (Cathy) of Billings, Mont., and one daughter, Vicki (Brian) Eggebrecht of Malta, Mont.  Also surviving Duane are 10 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, three great-grandchildren and a sister, Marjorie
At Duane’s request, no services are planned.  Private inurnment of ashes will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point at a later date. Cremation and Funeral Gallery of Billings is in charge of the arrangements and condolences for the family can be left at cfgbillings.com or mailed to 8270 U.S. Hwy. 191 S, Malta, MT 59538.
Duane was a wonderful father and grandfather and did a great job of raising and caring for all of us.  We were grateful to be able to return that care over the last nine and a half years, since the passing of our mom. We take great comfort in knowing that our dad was peacefully guided from our care by God to Heaven and to his rightful place beside our mom. The family is very thankful for the care he received at St. John’s Lutheran Home and the Billings Clinic, especially in his last days.  Memorials may be made in Duane’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Home or Family Services, Inc., both in Billings.
Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”
(Paid Obituary)

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Tyrone Jones


Tyrone Allen Jones, 40, of Poplar, died March 12, 2015, at Poplar Hospital.
He was born in Williston, N.D., Nov. 18, 1974, to Sybil Darlene Jones. He was the youngest of five siblings. He lived in Brockton with his mother until her death in January of 1982.  He then went to live with his uncle and aunt Ray and Aurelia Bets His Medicine of Fort Kipp.
He attended school in Brockton and graduated with high honors in 1993.  He was a highly intelligent young man and proved so in many areas of his life. He was also involved in high school sports, especially basketball making it to the state Class C tournament in 1992.
During his high school years, Jim Dillon of Brockton took him under his wing and helped and guided him like he was own son. He also spent time under Terry and Debbie Wagner’s care. He thought the world of these people who touched his life and spoke very highly of them.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Scott, and brother, Carly Scott.
He is survived by his sons, Anthony Spotted Bird of Brockton and Carlus Jones of Poplar;  daughters, Prairie Jones of Canada and Brittany Running Rabbit of Browning; seven grandchildren; sister, Claudia Scott of Fort Kipp; and brother, Tom Scott of Fort Kipp.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at the James Black Dog Center in Fort Kipp. Interment followed at Fort Kipp Cemetery.
Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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Charlotte Tronson

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Charlotte C. Tronson, 79, died March 7, 2015, in Plentywood at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Winona, Minn., a daughter of Floyd and Alma Axness in 1935. The family moved to Medicine Lake, where she attended Medicine Lake Public Schools, graduating in 1953, and continued education in Omaha, Neb. She enjoyed a long career in the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster in Antelope.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin Tronson Jr. of Medicine Lake. They have made their life farming/ranching and raised five children, Kerri Hart of Enumclaw, Wash., Stacy Brunsvold of Sidney, Steven Tronson of Medicine Lake, Sharri Lunde of Medicine Lake and Stephanie Tronson of Fort Worth, Texas. She is survived by nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Adeline Ueland.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Willard.
She was known for her many talents, some of which included cooking, decorating, quilting and entertaining. She was a gracious and lovely lady, known to be well-dressed and hair perfected.
Strong in faith, God lived in her life.
A service celebrating her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at Medicine Lake Lutheran Church.

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Annabelle White Eagle

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Annabelle White Eagle, Good Hearted Woman, 93, died March 5, 2015, at the Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
She was born June 3, 1922, to Jesse (Wetsit) and Edward Bearskin in the family home at Lohmiller.  She attended high school in Poplar.
On April 12, 1946, she married Joseph White Eagle and they moved to Tacoma, Wash. There, Joseph started training to be a welder at the Bermerton Navy shipyards since jobs were hard to come by on the reservation. They had five children, whom they raised in Washington, California, North Dakota and Montana.  
She loved to cook and bake and so if a relative was having a birthday party, wedding, anniversary, a wake or funeral, she was the first one there with a pie, cake, frybread or maybe a couple of salads. During her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and fringing shawls. She also loved to travel and visit friends and family.
In the last couple of years, her daughter Margaret took her everywhere.  She would visit friends and family in Glasgow one day and Williston, N.D., the next.
She is survived by her children, Darrell of Casper, Wyo., Georgianne Fish of Great Falls, Margaret Payne and Joseph White Eagle, of Wolf Point; adopted son, Curtis Ball; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; siblings, George Bearskin and Edith Thompson; and daughter, Laura.
A Funeral Mass was held Monday, March 9, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in  Wolf Point. Interment at Oswego Catholic Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Norman Lee Muskrat

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Norman Lee “John” Muskrat, known to many as Hindu, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
He was born on Feb. 18, 1962, in Poplar to Vida Muskrat and Clarence Longtree Sr.
He attended school in Poplar and later went on the Mormon placement program where he attended school in Mesa, Wash.
He would spend weekends with his sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Dusty Menz in Fort Kipp where he loved to ride horses.
He worked for many years at A&S Tribal Industries. He also was an avid firefighter in the summertime for many years.
In his later years, he liked to go for long walks and go fishing. He liked to cruise with friends and listen to music.
He is survived by his mother, Vida Muskrat of Poplar; sisters, JoAnn Russell of Poplar, Bonnie Menz of Fort Kipp, Pauline Granbois, Maria Youngman, Margaret Olson and Tara Longtree, all of Poplar; brothers, Clarence Longtree Jr. and Dennis Longtree, both of Poplar; adopted sons he helped raise as his own, Raymond “Sonny” Track, and Ira “Totz” Track, both of Brockton; his longtime companion, Carol Clincher; and step-children, Robin and Jo’e Youngman and Kristopher Boyd, all of Poplar.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Desmond Muskrat and Earlwin “Davey” Muskrat; and oldest sister, Catherine Russell.
A funeral service was held Thursday, March 5, at the Cultural Center in Poplar. Interment followed at the Poplar City Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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