Wolf Point Herald

David Erickson

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David Arthur Erickson passed away Aug. 16, 2014, at his home in El Cajon, Calif., of a brain aneurysm.
David was born June 12, 1952, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Adrine and Irene Erickson. David attended grade school in Vida, Mont., and graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1970. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Biola University.
David married Carolyn Reed in 1975 and they had one daughter, Lisa Marie Erickson. They made their home in Wolf Point and California. They later divorced.
David worked many years as postmaster in El Cajon, Calif., and retired in 2011. David then began working at Bridgepoint Education until the time of his passing.
David will be remembered for his energy and enthusiasm for life, his readiness and willingness to help others and his creativity as shown in the many small businesses he started. His family and many friends will miss him.
But, David’s greatest joy in life was his daughter, Lisa. David always said that everything he ever did or accomplished was for her. And Lisa loves her dad.
Survivors include his daughter, Lisa of Hollywood, Calif.; his parents, Irene and Adrine Erickson of Wolf Point; his brother, Bruce (Tamara) Erickson of Fullerton, Calif.; his twin brother, Douglas (Rosanne) Erickson of Wolf Point, Mont.; his sister Elaine (Jeff) Long of Wolf Point, Mont.; his nephews, Jay (Loverty) Erickson, Brad Erickson, Jory Erickson and Tyler Long; and niece Bethany Long.
There will be a memorial service at a later date.
(Paid Obituary)

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Amelia Looking- Sabinsky

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Amelia “Ami” K. Looking-Sabinsky, 36, died Aug. 19, 2014, in Fairfield, Calif.
She was born March 30, 1978, to Maurie K. Redfeather-Looking and Vincent D. Looking (deceased).
She was preceded in death by her husband, Brian A. Sabinsky; and her brother, Sgt. John D. Looking-Guild, United States Army.
She is survived by her mother, Maurie K. Redfeather-Looking; sons, Ethan (eight), Logan (six) and Kegan (three); sister: Ali Peterson; brother, Justin Looking Sr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters.
Her memorial will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Roberts Church Parish Hall, 2243 Irvin Way, Sacramento, Calif.
(Paid Obituary)

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Ken Nyquist

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Ken was born on the Nyquist farm 7 1/2 miles east of Froid, Mont., on March 27, 1925, the son of Victor and Alice (Lundeen) Nyquist with assistance from Mrs. Florence (Rudolph) Hanson, who was the midwife. He was raised and educated in rural Froid, later graduating from Froid High School. As a young man he worked on his dad’s farm. In 1944, Ken entered the U.S. Army and served with the 94th Infantry Division and also with the 1st Cavalry Infantry Division and the 5th Airborne Battalion. After his honorable discharge in 1946, Ken returned to the family farm.
On Jan. 18, 1947, Ken was united in marriage to Kathleen Nacey in Culbertson, MT. The couple lived at the family farm where he planted, raised  and harvested various grains, including wheat, oats, barley and hay. He cared for his livestock and did a considerable amount of milking by hand. He drove truck and tractors and was always doing maintenance work on the vehicles and repair of other farm machinery. He kept excellent farm records over the years. In the 1960’s, Ken served as Roosevelt County Commissioner for two terms and took pride in his accomplishments, one of which was having the main street in Froid paved.
As a devoted father of four, Ken tried to instill in his children the value of saving money and the importance of planning for the future. His “penny saved / penny earned” mindset certainly worked for him as over the years he became quite well-skilled at the art of investing.
After retiring from farming, Ken and Kathleen bought a house in Bozeman where they lived for 20 years. When Kathleen’s health started to decline, they moved to Seattle, WA, to be closer to their daughter Mary Alyce and son John. After living in Seattle for 4 years, they both returned to northeast Montana and were residents of the Roosevelt Memorial Nursing Home. In 2012 they moved to Riverside Health Care in Missoula where they received excellent care and were assisted by Hospice of Missoula in their final days.
Ken’s boisterous personality remained with him until the very end. During his life, he excelled at anything he put his mind to; from farming to the stock market to County Commissioner, he truly was a man of the people. He secretly loved to sing on the tractor as he handled his daily responsibilities. He loved more than anything to hear and tell jokes and stories of his adventures and will always be remembered for his infectious laugh.
Ken was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Elk’s for over 50 years and a proud life-long member of the VFW.
Ken was preceded in death by his wife Kathleen, his parents, brother Laurence and sister Harriet Nelson.
He is survived by three sons, Thomas (Virginia) Nyquist of Bozeman, MT, John Nyquist of Seattle, WA and Paul (Mary)Patera of Bismarck, ND, two daughters, Margaret Moore Of Detroit and Mary Alyce Nyquist of Edmonds, WA, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and one sister Doris Schmitz of Plentywood, Mont.
A memorial service was held August 20 at Garden City Funeral Home in Missoula.
A graveside service with Military Honors will be held in Froid, MT next spring. (Paid Obituary)

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Joyce Stevenson

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Joyce Adele Bauer Stevenson, “Chande Waste Wiyan,” “Good Heart Woman,” died Aug. 22, 2014, at Faith Home in Wolf Point.
She was born March 21, 1954, in Poplar to Joseph and Leah (Funk) Bauer.  She lived most of her life in Oswego where she and her siblings grew up on a farm. She attended school in Frazer, excelling in cheerleading, pep club and chorus. She graduated in May 1972.
In April 1973, she married Dave Stevenson and together they had a daughter, Molly Jo Stevenson.  They later divorced, but remained good friends.
She was well-educated. She received an associate of arts degree through Fort Peck Community College, a bachelor’s degree from NAES and her master’s degree from Washington State College.
She worked at the Frazer School as a counselor and Fort Peck Tribes Crisis Center as a forensic interviewer.
She loved all her children and her life was devoted to helping children and parents create a better life for themselves.  
She was a proud member of the Medicine Lodge Society, attending medicine lodges, sweats and powwows near and far. She and her companion, Joe Miller, could be seen camping at their favorite spot at the Wodopana Celebration in Wolf Point.
She was an avid seamstress, making beautiful quilts, dresses, shirts and shawls. She also enjoyed crocheting, reading, cooking and baking. Her family looked forward to the holidays when she would bake homemade delicious candies, cookies, cinnamon and dinner rolls.
She loved to gamble. Most of all, she loved taking care of her three  grandsons.  
She was preceded in death by her parents; baby sister, Joanne; brother, Samuel Bauer; and stepson, Lyle Miller.
She is survived by her daughter, Molly Jo Stevenson of Oswego; three grandsons; lifetime partner, Joe Miller of Oswego; stepdaughter Jody Magnum of Poplar; two brothers, Joseph Bauer of Yucipa, Calif., and Edward  Bauer of Oswego; five sisters, Barbara Grandchamp of north Wolf Point, Pat Arthur of Oswego, Kay Bauer of Billings, Debra Wright of Oswego and Judy Fourstar of Oswego; and numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Her funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Scott Lee Harrington

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Scott Lee Harrington,  22, of Poplar died suddenly Aug. 14, 2014, in Billings.
He was born July 29, 1992, in Wolf Point. He attended Poplar Schools throughout his school years and graduated in 2011.
After graduation, he followed in his parents’ footsteps and began training in the EMT field. He worked at Poplar Hospital until he moved to Billings in February of this year. His coworker at St. Vincent’s Hospital spoke highly of him and shared how his impressive interview secured him the position of ER technician at St. Vincent’s Hospital, where he was currently employed.
On his days off, he would come home to visit and, when possible, would work a shift on the ambulance crew with his uncle Nathan Chase. He enjoyed assisting people in need and his attitude was taught to him by his great-grandparents Jerry and Eunice Alfrey, who were influential in the early years of his life.
He recently shared with family members that he wanted to further his career and become a paramedic. He enjoyed his ability to help those in need and took great pride in his duties.
His other passion was music. He was a self-taught guitar player and enjoyed many jamming sessions with his friends, writing songs and posting videos to YouTube. He was truly talented in many areas. He was very creative in graphic design and quite knowledgeable on the computer.
He is described lovingly as a kind and gentle soul, kindhearted, courteous, respectful, humorous and an enthusiastic Steelers’ fan.
He is survived by his parents, Jonnie and Robert Harrington of Poplar; his brothers, Jeramy and Josh Harrington, both of Poplar; and grandparents, Beryl and Norman Harrington of Nebraska, Diane Martin, Sandra Birthmark, Sheldon Birthmark, John and Rose Morsette, all of Poplar.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 22, at the Poplar Activity Center.  Interment was in the Poplar City Cemetery.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

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