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Robert Norman Hauge died Feb. 25, 2015, in Elma, Wash. He lived in Elma for the past 38 years.
He was born in Wolf Point, Mont., on Sept. 26, 1938.
His wife Patricia Iverson Hauge survives him at the family home in Elma, Wash. They were married in Brampton, N.D., on June 28, 1959. He graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1956 and attended college at MSU.
He owned and operated a farm north of Wolf Point in the Benrud community until 1977. Then he moved to Satsop, Wash., and was in charge of a successful family nursery business. After selling the Satsop Nursery, he worked for the state in many different capacities until retirement. After retirement, he had many hobbies that included many projects working out of his home shop.
Bob was involved in the school board in Wolf Point, including the building of Frontier Elementary School. He was a member of the horseshoe pitching club and the local bowling league. He was an active member in the Lutheran Church and the Elks Club throughout his time in Wolf Point.
For many years, he held a current pilot’s license and was very proud to own a 172 Cessna. He also took pride in riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Bob enjoyed watching sports and very much enjoyed watching his grandchildren play. He videoed many games and was very proud of them.
Robert Hauge is survived by a wife, Patricia Hauge; children, daughter Wendy and Mike Gran; a son, Dave and Terry Hauge; four grandchildren, Chris Dryden, Amber and Doug O’Conner, Ellie and Mark Robbins, and Erik Gran; five great-grandchildren; and his prized puppy, Joker. Bob has two sisters, Judith Hinman of Spokane, Wash., and Kathy and Loy Buley of Austin, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob’s parents, Norman and Ollie Taylor, preceded him in death.
Bob always looked forward to visits from family and friends.
There will be a memorial service at the Satsop Methodist Church March 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. A reception will be at the church after the service.
The family wishes for memorial donations to go to Grays Harbor Fire District 5.
Please visit the on line tribute to www.whitesidefamilymortuaries.com.
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Janice Inge Elvsaas, 93, died March 1, 2015, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood.
She was born July 29, 1921, at the family home east of Froid to Nels I. and Clara Nelsen. She attended rural schools through the eighth grade and graduated from Froid High School in 1940. She was unique even then, as many rural students could not attend high school, but she was determined to get a high school education so she cleaned for room and board and worked various jobs in Froid.
She married Art Elvsaas June 5, 1941, and they moved a granary to the location where the original Elvsaas homestead was located. They slowly made the humble abode livable, as she put her precise touch to everything. They moved into their newly built home with their two children in 1957.
Although sometimes impressing people as being somewhat brusque and negative, to those who truly knew her, she was very kind and caring.
She was an avid gardener and took great pride in her produce and beautiful flowers and trees. She said her most serene moments were spent tending her garden in the early morning sun and listening to numerous birds singing. She was an accomplished, self-taught seamstress and once again, her perfectionist characteristic showed to anyone who viewed her work. Her hardanger and cross-stitch pieces that she gave to people are cherished by many.
During a time when people didn't venture to town often, she always had her hair set weekly at the Froid Beauty Shop. She spent many years playing penny poker with her "poker ladies" and enjoyed this getaway and relaxation.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Art; her daughter, Laura; brothers, Delbert, Clayton “Bud,” and Alton; and sisters, Evelyn “Abby,” Donna, and an infant.
She is survived by a son, Donn Elvsaas of Froid; a sister, Gayle Ferderer of Sundance, Wyo.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and, at her request, no services being held.
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Funeral services for Janis Carlson Dahlberg, 77, of Brockton, Mont., formerly of Richey are at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Richey with Pastors Paul Sponheim and Pastor Vaughn White officiating. Interment will be in the Richey Cemetery, Richey, Mont., under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Sidney. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.
Janis Eileen Carlson Dahlberg was born on April 2, 1937, in Sidney, Mont., the daughter of William and Lydia (Krueger) Mitchell. She graduated from Savage High School in 1953. Janis attended beauty school in Billings, Mont., where she earned her cosmetology license.
Janis was united in marriage to Carl Carlson on March 6, 1960, in Sidney, Mont. They made their home in Richey, Mont., where they raised their four children. She continued in her profession as a hairdresser/barber in Richey where she worked out of her home. She was the senior center director for several years, and enjoyed providing meals and hospitality to the senior of Richey. Janis and Carl were married for 36 years when Carl died in July of 1996.
Janis was an active participant of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Richey. She really enjoyed playing cards, dominoes and dice games as well as following the local sporting events and school activities. She spent her time sewing, crocheting, cooking and baking as wells. She appreciated reading a good book and loved spending time with great friends. Janis loved to see and spend time with all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was so proud of all their accomplishments in sport, music and other school activities.
Janis was introduced to Don Dahlberg by mutual friends at the Hostfest in Minot, N.D. They were married on April 18, 1999, in a small private ceremony in Richey. She then moved to the Dahlberg Family farm outside of Brockton, Mont. She spent her next almost 16 years learning about the farming business. After moving to the farm, Janis started attending the Faith Free Lutheran Church of Brockton where she became a very active member. Janis had strong faith in the Lord and was known to read her Bible faithfully every day. Even after her eyes failed with Macular Degeneration, she learned to use an iPad with the large print Bible. She was also able to indulge in her love of travel as she and Don ventured out on many wonderful and eventful trips.
Janis died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at St Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson, N.D.
Grateful for having shared Janis’ life are: her husband, Don Dahlberg; her children, Todd (Jan) Carlson, Spearfish, S.D., Kendal (Melody) Carlson, Gillette, Wyo., Janel (Sean) Devins, Olathe, Kansas, Scott (Juanita) Carlson, Richey, Mont., Donna
Dethman, Brockton, Mont., James (Nannette) Dahlberg, Brockton, Mont., Lori (Curry) Kirn, Poplar, Mont., Ricky (Wendy) Dahlberg, Grand Forks, N.D.; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sister, Lois (Don) Connally, Missoula, Mont.; her brothers, Dean (Dorothy) Mitchell, Glendive, Mont., and Harvey (Grace) Mitchell, Sun City West, Arix.; Don’s brother and sister, Darrell (Josie) Dahlberg, Brockton, Mont., and Vivian Stephanie, Poplar, Mont.; and brother-in-law, Mike Lowe, Missoula, Mont.
Janis was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Carl; brothers, Ray and Willis Mitchell; a sister, Linda Lowe; twin granddaughters, Tara and Tessa; and son-in-law, Steve Dethman.
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Marvin Henry Ator, 85, died Feb. 27, 2015, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood.
He was born on Jan. 14, 1930, approximately two miles south of Antelope on the Folsom homestead to Frank and Bertha (Nelson) Ator. He was the youngest born in his family. His siblings are Lucy (Christiansen), Ruth (Kirkland), Roy and Jean (Smith).
He took over farming in 1945, after his father died, when he was 15 years old. He worked the land and cared for his mother for many years.
He graduated from Medicine Lake High School in 1947.
He married Joan Evans Feb. 5, 1966. They had five boys and one baby girl: Mark, Tom, Chris, Phil, Danny and Jamie.
He enjoyed farming the land and loved when people would stop in at the farm for visits. For years, he put in the crops and took care of the livestock He knew that working hard was important but he also took the time to visit with people. He loved to visit with his lifelong friends, as well as meeting new folks. He always remembered people by where they came from and enjoyed learning about them.
He spent many hours watching sports, whether in person or on TV. He knew the stats of games from years ago and from last week. Family trips were spent going to some type of sporting event in the Ator van. Watching his children’s games were important to him.
Over the years, he served on several boards: school board, DSFCU, GTA and Community Oil. He loved his community and took great pride in it. He hardly missed a street dance and checked out crops in the county every day.
He is survived by his wife, Joan of Medicine Lake; children: Mark of Colstrip, Tom of Williston, N.D., Chris of Medicine Lake, Phil of Medicine Lake, Danny of Billings, and Jamie of Medicine Lake; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 3, at the Medicine Lake School. It was his wish to have his ashes spread over his land. There will be a special service this summer when that will take place.
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Mary Houle Dunning, age 77, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at her home in Nashua.
She was born May 17, 1937, in Belcourt, N.D., the daughter of Joseph and Delia (L’Esperance) Houle. She attended schools in Belcourt, graduating from Belcourt High School. She attended and graduated from Minot State earning her teaching degree.
She taught in Portland before moving to Nashua where she taught for over 30 years, teaching third and fourth grade and seventh-grade English.
She married Dale Dunning April 3, 1969, in Nashua.
She loved to garden and enjoyed walking and spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, writing and hunting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Dunning, in 2005; and her son, Joseph Dunning, in 1986.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Dunning of Nashua and Joyce Dunning of Absarokee; step-daughters, Diana Skolrud of Glasgow and Janet Peak of Great Falls; four grandchildren; and a sister, Bernice Robbins of Belcourt.
A celebration of life service will be held later in the spring. Interment will be in the Nashua Cemetery.