Wolf Point Herald

Beverly Olsen


Beverly Olsen, 80, died  Feb. 6, 2015, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow.
She was born Dec. 9, 1934, in Fort Peck to parents William and Carrie (Jensen) Elfring. She was the youngest of nine children.
She married George Olsen Nov. 1, 1952, at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. They resided on the family farm west of Glasgow, where they raised four children. He died Oct. 26, 1985. She continued to live and work on the farm until moving to Prairie Ridge in the spring of 2011.
She was known for her quilting, sewing and gardening talents. As an accomplished gardener, the yields of her gardens and sewing projects were regular entrants and blue ribbon winners at the Valley County Fair.
Cherished friendships were made throughout the years, especially with those of fellow vendors at the local farmers’ market and with residents and staff at Prairie Ridge.
She is survived by four children, Darcy Doke of Blaine, Minn., Robert of Glasgow, John of Miles City and Carrie Wilson of Scobey; brothers, Herbert Elfring of Jackson, Mich., and Robert Elfring of Glasgow; sister, Connie Potepan of Cantonsville, Md.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; sisters, Carnellia Elfring, Elenora Elfring and Lillian Voelsch; and brothers, Bud Elfring and Carl Elfring.
A memorial services was held Thursday, Feb. 12, at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow.

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Rodney Kelm


Rodney Gerald Kelm, 62, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the Billings Clinic in Billings.
He was born to Eno and Betty (Quam) Kelm Dec. 1, 1952, in Williston, N.D. He grew up in Plentywood until 1964 when the family moved to Forsyth. He lived in Forsyth with his parents and two brothers, Cory and Tim, until he finished school. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army.
After an honorable discharge, he returned to Forsyth where he began his railroad career and met Patty Cellmer. They raised two children, Sheri and Dustin and were an important part of their grandchildren’s lives. When Rod met Patty, he had a daughter Keri from Debbie Kelm. Next came Dustin.
He enjoyed life to the fullest. The water at Fort Peck Lake brought the family all together — fishing, skiing, camping, being with all his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty; and a brother, Tim Kelm.
Survivors include his son, Dustin Kelm of Glasgow; daughter, Sheri Lynn Kelm of Fort Peck; three grandchildren; a brother, Cory Kelm of Nampa, Idaho; and his father, Eno Kelm of Apache Junction, Ariz.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Fort Peck Community Church in Fort Peck. Interment was at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

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Ila Loves Him

Ila Loves Him, 61, of Poplar, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Wolf Point.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 105 F Street West in Poplar. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will be at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Poplar.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Esther Ellison

Esther Ellison, 87, of Wolf Point, formerly of Garrison, N.D., died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Wolf Point.  
Services will be held out of state. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel is assisting with the arrangements.

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James DeDobbeleer

James “Bus” DeDobbeleer, 83, of Fort Peck died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Billings Clinic. Interment and private family services are Saturday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Fort Peck Cemetery.

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