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Bill Loberg, 61, died on Monday, July 20, 2015 at McCone County Healthcare Center.
He was a lifelong resident of Circle. He graduated from Circle High School in 1971. He married Emily Hoskins in March of 1972. They had two children. Kim was born in 1972 and Kory was born in 1976.
He worked his entire adult life as a master electrician and plumber in Circle. He owned Loberg Heating and Cooling. He was a jack-of-all-trades. If you needed the city water main repaired, your air conditioner working, your furnace blowing, your faucet running, your toilet unplugged or even a grave dug, he was there — at his own pace! In 2005, Bill created his “Chicken Ranch,” where he would start quite a collection of animals and vehicles over the years.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had a special ability to sit for hours watching for an elk or waiting for a bite, always proud to prove his patience was the key. He was a quiet man with a big heart for those around him. He was especially proud of his grandchildren.
Over the years, people asked if he would ever move from Circle. He always replied, “I will be the last one here; all I have to do is turn the lights out when I leave.”
He leaves his daughter, Kim of Cody, Wyo., son, Kory of Billings; six grandchildren; two brothers, Brian of Glendale, Ariz., and Craig of Circle; and two sisters, Carol of Cortez, Colo., Vicki of Miles City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gardner “Red” Loberg and Patricia R Gertison.
His funeral service was held July 24 at the First Lutheran Church, in Circle.
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Leslie "Les" Ralph Lloyd, 69, died July 14, 2015, at his home in Wolf Point.
He was born in Kittanning, Pa., on Oct. 10, 1945, and was raised in Allegheny Township, Pa. He received his education there until graduating from Kiski High in 1964.
Upon graduation, his first job was for Ludlum Steel Mill as a steel tech. He went on to manage and operate a service station in Natrona Heights, Pa. He continued working various jobs throughout his life, always finding time to buy and sell cars.
After meeting Harriet Richard, they wed in 1966 and had two daughters, Tammy and Lisa. The family lived in Pennsylvania until 1981 when he made his way to Montana, following in the footsteps of his parents and his brother, Larry.
Shortly after arriving in Montana, he met Cathy Vandall, who he affectionately called Effie. They married in February 1983 and he became a father to her four children. They added one son, Nathan Lloyd, to their family.
Dear to his heart was spending time with family, his children and grandchildren and faithful four-legged companion, Montana.
He enjoyed pursuing antique cars, camping, hunting, fishing and loved to travel. During his travels, he was an expert at meeting new people through buying and trading. He was one of "Tradio's" biggest fans. Anyone who met him knew they had found a one-of-a-kind. He showed compassion for all people, stemming from his deep faith and love of the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, Cathy Lloyd of Nashua; sons, Frank Vandall of Glasgow, Wayne Vandall of Nashua and Nate Lloyd of Glasgow; daughters, Shirley Green of Glasgow, Faye Vondell of Newtown, N.D., Tammy Lloyd of Spring Church, Pa., Lisa Goodman of Ford Cliff, Pa., and Peace Oliviero of West Caldwell, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Lloyd of Glasgow; and sister, Shirley Chizer of Arnold, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Lyla Lloyd; and brothers, Ralph and Ron Lloyd.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 21, at the Assembly of God Church in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of the arrangements.
Written by John Plestina
Robert Stephen Garfield, 28, of Wolf Point died Saturday, July 11, 2015.
He was born Feb. 13, 1987, to Harold Paul Garfield and Kathleen Aylene Ozborne in Wolf Point. He was an enrolled tribal member of Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes. He grew up in Wolf Point where he also attended school to grade 11.
His grandmother, Violet Hamilton, raised him until her death Dec. 8, 2001. She was the core of Robert’s apple and as her diabetes progressed, he took care of her. As a child, he loved spending time with his cousins.
But his greatest love was his father, Harold Garfield. Spending time with his father fishing, working on cars, or hunting, were moments he lived for. He took after his dad and loved working on vehicles. Relative, friend or stranger, if your “war pony” broke down, he would offer help.
He loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He would later share those moments with his son, Taven. He loved going to a good pow-wow, seeing old friends and enjoying an Indian taco or two. His favorite pastime was with his family, joking and laughing.
He is survived by his sons, Taven True and Robert Jr.; daughter, Angelina; father, Harold Garfield Sr. (Betty); mother, Kathleen Ozborne; and sisters, Farrah, Heaven Onstad, Arianna Garfield, Madison Garfield, Jatonna Garfield and Jaqueline Garfield,
He was preceded by his brother, Harold Garfield Jr.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, at the new Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment followed at Chicken Hill Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.
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Gordon Moses Desjarlais, 70, died at Trinity Hospital July 13, 2015.
He was born March 7, 1945, in Belcourt, N.D., to Alfred and Mary Louise (Dubois) Desjarlais. He moved to Wolf Point in 1950 and lived here until his death.
He met Violet Dionne in 1966 and they were married June 9, 1967. They celebrated 48 years together.
He worked for Woods Power Grip for 12 years and was forced to retire in 1992 due to health problems.
He is survived by his wife, Violet; and stepsons Richard Dionne of Poplar and Jeff Dionne of Laurel; stepdaughters, Janice Moran of Wolf Point, Brenda Flynn of Wolf Point, Connie Stump Sr. of Williston, N.D., Sandra Lewis of Arlee, Susan Alzinki of Fairbault, Minn., 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eddy and Norman; and sisters, Theresa, Rose, Virginia, Vita and Rita.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.
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Ann Kuebler, 96, of Elgin, N.D., died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center in Elgin.
Ann Pankratz was born on Sept. 4, 1918, in Vida to Robert and Elizabeth (Schock) Pankratz. She grew up on a farm near Vida where her parents homesteaded.
She attended a local country school and Schillinger High School.
She worked at various jobs following her schooling including Steele’s Hospital, a maternity home. During World War II, she moved to Seattle, Wash., where she worked at Boeing Aircraft as a welder.
She was united in marriage to Herman Kuebler on Aug. 15, 1936, at Wolf Point. They owned and operated several grocery stores over the years, mostly in California. In 1968, they moved to Saco. Born to this union were seven children.
Herman died Dec. 14, 2003. She then moved to Elgin following his death.
She enjoyed sewing and crafting as well as getting together for family dinners.
Surviving family members include her five daughters, Dorothy Courtway, Maxine Doughty, Donna Sutton, all of Elgin, N.D., Sandra Kuebler-Riggs of Great Falls and Barbara Brookie of Saco; two sons, Robert Kuebler of Elgin, N.D., and Charles Kuebler of California; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Stella Breitmeier of Harlem and Elizabeth Derbyshire of Havre.
She was also preceded in death by eight siblings.
The graveside service was held Monday, July 20, at the Vida Cemetery at Vida.