Wolf Point Herald

Robert Lingle Sr.

Robert "Bob" Lingle Sr., went to be with his Lord Oct. 4, 2014, at home with his family at his side. Bob was born in Wolf Point, Mont., June 5, 1928. He attended school at Elmont, Pasture Creek and Prairie Elk. Bob did many different things during his life, which included working with cattle in the Bear Paw Mountains, fixing fence and farming.
In 1950, Bob joined the military and served in Korea. When he returned from the military he worked in construction at Glasgow Air Force Base, at Fort Peck Dam and on the highway through Glasgow.
In 1960, Bob moved to Columbia Falls, Mont., where he worked for the Forest Service, Superior Lumber and Columbia Falls Aluminum Co., from which he retired in 1993.
In 1981, Bob married Ardith Spicher Tomkins in Columbia Falls, Mont. Bob and Ardith liked music, dancing and traveling. In 1993, they became snowbirds, going to Quartzsite, Ariz., until 2007 when they moved to Mesquite, Nev., for the winters. Home was Montana in the summers.
Bob was a member of the Columbia Falls Saddle Club, Back Country Horsemen, Whitefish Moose, Kalispell Eagles, Kalispell Lions, Rocky Mountain Rollers and the Northwest Montana Accordion Association, where he liked to campout at Lonepine for a weekend of friends, music and camping. He was also a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Columbia Falls and Mesquite Lutheran Church in Mesquite.
Bob is survived by his wife Ardith; children Bill Neiss of Sidney, Mont., Robert Jr. of Arizona, Mike of Columbia Falls, Rhonda Appleton (Clayton) of Columbia Falls, Mark of Chandler, Ariz.; step-sons Brian Tompkins (Diane) of Helena; Mike Tompkins (Kara) of Lakewood, Wash., Mark Tompkins (Carmen) of Friday Harbor, Wash.; sisters Beulah Monroe of Kalispell and Mary Bates of Wolf Point, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Goldie, brother Alvin and grandson Brenden.
A celebration of life will be held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 401 7th Street West, Columbia Falls, Mont., Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m.
Burial of ashes has taken place at Glacier Memorial Gardens, Kalispell.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to charity of your choice.
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Anastazia Youngman

Anastazia Youngman, infant daughter of Alicia Granbois and Billy Youngman, died June 3, 2015, in Poplar.  
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar. Interment will follow at Riverside Catholic Cemetery in Brockton.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.

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Richard Russell

Richard Dale Russell,  48, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Poplar, died June 7, 2015, in Des Moines.  
Arrangements are pending at this time.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point is assisting the family with arrangements.

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John Ediger


John Alvin Ediger, 96, of Billings, formerly of Wolf Point, passed from this world on May 24, 2015.  
He was born Dec. 7, 1918, to Abe and Sarah Ediger, joining a brother, Abe, and two sisters, Alma and Tillie. He grew up 30 miles north of Wolf Point on the Volt Road where, in those early days, it took one day in and one day out to get supplies from town with the wagon and team.  He attended Lustre Bible Academy and Wolf Point Schools.  
He married the lovely Clarabelle Funk on Sept 14, 1941. A heart murmur kept him from serving in World War II, so he learned to weld in Denver, Colo., and went to work welding in the shipyard in San Diego, Calif.
After the war, they returned home with their first child and moved out to a homestead which they purchased from Melvin Jacobson. There in the Cottonwood Valley, John and Clarabelle raised wheat, cattle and seven children: Gary, Ray, Jeanie, Jo, Bonnie, Bobbie and Willie.    
John was passionate about farming as well as his many talents. He started his photography early on and has much 8mm footage taken of many different facets of life, ranging from prairie wildflowers to his children doing a staged bank robbery on horseback.
John and Clarabelle’s musical duets of sax and piano were known far and wide, playing and also singing for all kinds of celebrations. The children often joined them in song and all could play many instruments.
At 60, he took up fishing, golfing and learned to carve wood. His patient dedication to this craft left many beautiful works of art that are simply amazing.  
They left the farm in 1989 and moved to Billings where they retired and enjoyed many happy years together.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sisters, his wife and two sons.
He is survived by five children, Gary (Lynn) of Wolf Point, Jeanie (Wayne) Hathaway of Billings, Jo Harris of Billings, Bonnie (Lyle) Thorpe of Minot, N.D., and Barb (Jeff) Sansaver of Wolf Point; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Family services will be held June 6 at Calvery Chapel in Billings. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
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Ruth Allman


Ruth Viola Allman, 101, formerly of Wolf Point and Valley County, passed away in Mesa, Ariz., on May 12, 2015.
She was born to Nora and Henry Fossen on Aug. 31, 1913, in Fingal, N.D. At a young age, she moved with her family to the Cottonwood area north of Wolf Point where they homesteaded. She graduated with the class of 1933 from Wolf Point High School.
While in high school, she and her sister, Liffie, formed the Fossen Orchestra and played at dances in northeast Montana, including at the Silver Star west of Scobey.
After graduation, she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Burgess in Glasgow.
In 1937, she married Ellis Allman in the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow.   They moved to Wolf Point in the early 1940s and remained there until 1965 when they moved north of Nashua to the farm in the Grain community.
From that point on, they remained north of Nashua, Glasgow or Fort Peck Lake in the summers and Mesa, Ariz., in winters.
She was a member of and very active in First Lutheran Church and choir in Wolf Point and Glasgow and was a member of Bethel Lutheran during the years they lived in that community.   
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ellis; children,  Mark, Kathy, Steven and David; and her sister, Liffie Mundt Trumbull.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou Buch-
mann Wahlberg of Mesa and Sandi (Jerry) Wyrzykowski of Fort Peck; grandsons, Corby and Craig Allman of San Diego,   Calif., Jonathan Wyrzykowski of Conrad; granddaughter, Amy Wyrzykowski (Bob) Hand of Billings; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. She is also survived by a niece, Nola Mundt Collins in Mesa, Ariz., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  
A funeral  service will be held later in Wolf Point with burial in Greenwood Cemetery next to her husband and children.
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