Written by John Plestina
Daniel John McLachlan, 87, died May 10, 2015, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
He was born Feb. 8, 1928, in Spokane, Wash., to John C. and Julia (Dougherty) McLachlan. He graduated from Wolf Point High School and attended college in Bozeman.
On June 30, 1969, he married Alice Jones in Williston, N.D. They were married until her death April 22, 2004.
He farmed with his father and then took over the family farm north of Wolf Point. He worked at the Roosevelt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office during the winter.
He was a member of the Elks and Knights of Columbus. He loved fishing on the Missouri River and Fort Peck Lake with his wife and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers, Leo, Hugh and Alexander.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is being planned for a later date. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point is in charge of arrangements.
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Joseph Saul McConnell, “Joe Mac,” of Frazer died May 8, 2015.
He was born to Fannie Shoots The Door and James McConnell Sr. Oct. 27, 1938, in Frazer, where he was raised and went to school.
He loved the game of baseball and excelled as a pitcher. He was recruited to play for the Saint Louis Cardinals, but an injury to his pitching hand prevented him from following his dream. He was a coach and able to take a team of girls from Frazer called 10 Little Indians to state in Kalispell. The girls really respected Joe and he taught them well.
He was a law enforcement dispatcher in Frazer in the early ‘90s. He also drove the activity bus in Frazer for children. He worked at A&S Industries and was also the bus driver. He loved to drive. He did furniture upholstery in Helena for several years.
He loved Indian music and going to pow-wows. He even sang when he had a chance or if someone handed him a drum stick, he would drum. He was an exceptional artist and loved to draw. In his earlier years, he did painting on cow shoulder blades that were most beautiful.
He was a pool shark. He won the state title playing horseshoes at Wolf Point Bridge Park. He taught the boxing club in Frazer for the youngsters.
He met Kimberly White Hawk in 2007 and they were married. He enjoyed his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by infant brothers, Curtis and Russell; brother, Jim McConnell Jr.; sisters, Lena Wright, Rosella Murdock, Florence Buck and Myrtice Redstone; son, Simon Follet; and granddaughters, Angie Redstone, Tracy Redstone, Ariel Ackerman and Sandra Wright Keller.
He is survived by his wife, Kim McConnell; step-children, Zachary, Jared and Colista White Hawk; four grandchildren; brother, Richard McConnell of Billings; and sisters Ruth Todd of Frazer and Margaret June Martin.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at Oswego Catholic Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.
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Jessica Rue Keiser, 15, of Poplar died Dec. 17, 2014.
She was born March 18, 1999, in Glasgow to Katherine Sun Rhodes and Jeremy Keiser. She was raised mostly in Poplar but often went to spend time in Wyoming with family.
She was attending Poplar High School until the time of her death. Her favorite pastime was hanging out with her boyfriend, Brandon Merculieff, and her friends. She loved cruising and listening to music. She also liked long walks. Shea loved children and was always babysitting. She liked taking in the country sites and cruising four-wheeler with her sister, Margorie.
She is survived by her mother, Katherine Sun Rhodes; father, Jeremy Keiser; sister, Margorie Keiser; and grandparents, Theresa (Arthur) Sun Rhodes; Jerome Thomas Sun Rhodes Sr. of Wyoming, Doris (William) Bird, John Fast Horse of Poplar, Wilbur Keiser of Frazer, Susan Cheek of Brockton, Colleen Addison of Wyoming, Marie Gambler of Wyoming and Annette Sun Rhodes of Wyoming.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 4, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment was at the Riverside Catholic Cemetery in Brockton. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.
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Marlene Ann Stai passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Riverstone Hospice House in Billings from cancer.
Marlene was born April 24, 1942, to Albert and Emma Stai in Wolf Point. She was confirmed in the First Lutheran Church June 2, 1957. She graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1960.
She worked for Western National Bank in Wolf Point and transferred to the Flathead Bank in Big Fork. She later moved to Billings and worked for First Interstate Bank and retired in 2004.
She volunteered for Billings Clinic and most of it was in the Infusion Center. She thought so much of Robyn and Peg. Marlene had many hobbies and was always making things and giving them away.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Willard Stai; sister, Janice Kyle; and Norman Nordstrom.
Marlene is survived by her brothers, Melvin (Marlys) Stai of Scobey, Norman Stai of Billings; her sister, Evelyn Leuenberger; and Susan Stai, sister-in-law of Billings. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Memorial may be made to the charity of your choice.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday June 20, 2015, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point, Mont., with Pastor Christine Holler-Dinsmore and a reception lunch by the ladies of the Lutheran Church will follow. Arrangements are by Cremation and Funeral Gallery of Billings. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”
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Jared Duane Campbell Adams, Wambdi Taobi “Wounded Eagle,” 21, died Thursday, April 30, 2015.
He was born May 17, 1993, in Wolf Point to Rodney “Hokey” Adams and Iris Campbell.
He attended schools in Wolf Point and Dickinson, N.D. He had many hobbies and talents and especially enjoyed listening to music, cruising and “chilling” with friends.
He enjoyed watching and helping his dad fix cars. He had a special talent with assembling and upgrading audio/visual equipment and anything to do with computers.
He was generous and would go an extra mile to help or be there for friends or family in need. He had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by parents, Iris “Oosh” Campbell and Rodney “Hokey” Adams, both of Wolf Point; brothers Jordan Birdsbill of Kent, Wash., and James Wilson of Wolf Point; sisters, Latoya Holen of Wolf Point, Taynia Birdsbill of Williston, N.D., Deena Birdsbill of Dickinson, N.D., and Tena Birdsbill of Wolf Point; and his special friend, Rainece Racine of Gilbert, Ariz.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at the New Community Hall in Wolf Point. Interment was at King Memorial Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.