Wolf Point Herald

Ronald Ricker Jr.

Ronald Ricker Jr., 52, of Poplar died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at the Billings Clinic.
A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1,  at the new Wolf Point Community Hall. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at the new Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment will follow at the Chelsea Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Wayne Richard Pawlowski

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Wayne Richard Pawlowski, 85, lifelong McCone County farmer and rancher, died Dec. 12, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston, N.D.
He was born Feb. 24, 1929, near Circle, the son of Leonard and Lydia (Bartels) Pawlowski. At a very young age, he lost his mother and was adopted  and raised by Irene (Reinemer) Pawlowski. He grew up near Circle and graduated from Circle High School.
After high school, he returned to the family farm where he farmed and ranched for his entire life. He enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953.
He married Laurel Lala Feb. 7, 1951. In 1985, Laurel died and he married Darlene Heidi Jensen on Feb. 1, 1986, in Miles City.
He was a lifelong member of the VFW, Elks, American Legion and the First Lutheran Church. He loved to travel, going south in the winter and touched many lives on his travels.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Circle; children, Rick Pawlowski of Grand Junction, Colo., Cheryl Breitbach of Powder Springs, Ga., and Lynn Glick of Selinsgrove, Pa.; step-children, Lonny Jensen of Circle, Les Jensen of Fleming, Colo., and Lila Hoffman of Arlington, Wash.; brother, Wendell Pawlowski of Circle; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Laurel; and three brothers, Howard, Wilmer and Larry Pawlowski.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 19, at the First Lutheran Church in Circle with Rev. Wade Brinkhopf officiating. Burial followed with full military honors in the Riverview Cemetery.

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Kevin Small

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Kevin Reed Small was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1956, in Poplar to Norma Fourstar Small and Pete Small. To this union, his brother Raleigh “Jerry” Small was also born. Pete and Norma divorced when Kevin was four years old and he and his brother went to live with their mother when Kevin’s mother married Charles Plante of Arlee.  
He grew up in various towns in Montana and Washington, where his stepfather worked in the apple orchards. He enjoyed living on the Flathead Reservation for many years.  His brothers and sisters were born to Charles Plante and his mother Norma; Charles Plante Jr., Juanita Plante, Andrea Plante, Angela Plante, Gayle Plante and Mitchell Plante.  
He met Thelma Gray in Billings in 1979 and together they raised Eva, Tricia, Nathan and baby Thelma Gray.
In 1988, he became a welder while living in Helena. He became a member of the Boiler Maker’s Union in 1989. He worked at welding jobs in Colstrip,  California, Wyoming, North Dakota and other states.
He had a gentle, kind soul and loved to have his children around. He had a good sense of humor and enjoyed a good joke with his brothers and friends.
He also was an avid hunter and would sometimes hunt from morning until night. He also enjoyed fishing in Arlee and Helena. He was an excellent mechanic and kept his vehicles running as well as his friend’s and family’s vehicles. He enjoyed carpentry and made furniture for his home.
He was an awesome cook and he enjoyed having barbecues with his family and friends. Some of his specialties were deer steaks, chili and Spanish rice.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Charles Plante Jr., Melvin “Moon” Firemoon, Andrea Plante, Angela Plante, Gayle Plante and Mitchell Plante; and special companion, Myrna Schindler.
He is survived by sons, Trevor Small and Nathan; daughters, Eva, Thelma “Jr.” and Tricia; brother, Jerry Small; sisters, Veronica “Ronnie” Shields, Judy Shields and baby sister Juanita Rae; and numerous grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Wolf Point Community Hall in Wolf Point. Interment was at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Frazer. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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Mary Lou Green

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Mary Lou Green, 84, of Wolf Point, died at her home in Wolf Point, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014.
She was born Feb. 5, 1930, in Wolf Point to her parents Louis Vincent Green and Alfrieda “Fritz” Hagen Green. Mary Lou was the second child in a family of 10 children.  
Mary Lou graduated from Wolf Point Schools in 1949. She worked for Roosevelt County at the library and the treasurer’s office. She worked at Ben Franklin for Jim Neutgens and also at AVCO at the Glasgow Air Force Base.    Mary Lou was self-employed as an accomplished seamstress. She installed many zippers and enjoyed quilting.  
Mary Lou was a lifetime member of the Immaculate Conception parish.  She belonged to St. Catherine’s group of the Altar Society later known as the PCCW (Parish Council of Catholic Women).  
Mary Lou had a special relationship and a friendship with Stacie Green, Mollie Headdress, Theo-dore Headdress, Emily and Vincent Nefzger, Troy Green of Culbertson and R.J. Green of Missoula.  
She is survived by her brothers, Tom and Michael (Kathy), both of Wolf Point, her sisters, Harriet (Julius) Friesen of Wolf Point, Joann (Louie) Jablonski of Wibaux and Rita (Larry) Lampton of Libby; her two foster brothers, John Courchene of Idaho and Matthew Courchene of Hawaii; and a special friend, Patsy Jansen.  
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her sister, Grace Ann; and her brothers, Georgie, John and Richard.  
A vigil was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point.  Mass of Christian Burial was held, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Rite of Committal will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point.  Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.    
(Paid Obituary)

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Daniel Ray McKay

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Daniel Ray McKay, 25, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Billings.
He was born in Denver, Colo., Nov. 12, 1989, to Phoebe McKay. He loved his Denver broncos, watching movies, listening to his CDs or his MP3 player and songs off his phone. He liked to sing and clap his hands and dance. He really loved spending time with “his boys” as he would call his favorite nephews, Kyle and Tristan, along with his other nieces and nephews.  
He liked helping around the house when he was up to it. He loved to pray for people that he came into contact with and would share his story about what the Lord did for him. He was never ashamed of his belief in Jesus Christ. He also liked to dress up and wear his leather coats of which he had his own collection. He took much pride in being an uncle and a grandpa.
His greatest accomplishment was when he graduated from Brockton High School in 2008.
He was preceded in death by brother, Gerald Young.
He is survived by his mother, Phoebe; step-father, Denny; father, Keith Olson Sr.; brothers, Lawrence D. Hamilton Jr.and Patrick H. McKay III; sisters, Theresa Brown and Autumn Arthur.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 22, at the Activity Center in Poplar. Interment was at the Riverside Catholic Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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