Wolf Point Herald

H. Allen Larsen

10.15.15.obit Larsen

H. Allen Larsen, 97, longtime resident of Culbertson, more recently of Keizer, Ore., died Oct. 4, 2015, at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson.  
He was born Dec. 27, 1917, at the family farm near McCabe, the son of Harry and Sena (Eskildsen) Larsen. He attended elementary school in McCabe and graduated from Culbertson High School as valedictorian of his class. He attended Great Falls Business College and worked as a bookkeeper in Great Falls. He returned to the family farm following the death of his father in 1939. In 1944, he married Luella Nelson and they had one daughter, Marcia June. Luella died six weeks later.
In 1948, he fell in love with a new fourth-grade teacher in Culbertson, Eva Mae Coffin. They were married the following June. They had three children, Connie, Roger and Duane. In 1960, he returned to college and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of science degree from Minot State College. He taught one year in Sidney and four years in Culbertson before attending Oregon State University. He received a master’s degree in science with high honors and taught one year in Albany, Ore., before returning to Culbertson as a math and science teacher.
He continued to farm, did custom combining and built a new house in Culbertson prior to retiring from teaching in 1983.
Retirement found him finishing the new home, using his artistic ability to do leather carving, wood working and traveling extensively including nine cruises.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Thorson; and one brother, Dean Larsen.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Mae; two daughters, Marcia Scharnweber and Connie Larsen; two sons, Roger and Duane Larsen; one sister, Ruby Beshara of Akron, Ohio; one brother, Don (Isabel) Larsen of Kalispell; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place. His Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Culbertson. Pastor Gretchen Wagner will officiate and inurnment will be in the Ebenezer Lutheran Churchyard northeast of Culbertson. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services on Thursday, Oct. 22.

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Robert Four Star

Robert Four Star, 75, of Wolf Point, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Billing.
A traditional four-day feast was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Wolf Point Community Hall with a wake starting at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Narvin Chaser

Narvin Chaser, 55, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at NEMHS Poplar Hospital.  
The funeral service will be announced at a later date pending the completion of the arrangements. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Susan “Sue” Katherine Patch


Susan “Sue” Katherine Patch
Nov. 29, 1944 ~ Oct. 3, 2015
Susan “Sue” (Winter) Patch, 70, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point, Mont. Sue was born Nov. 29, 1944, in St. Paul, Minn., to Elmer and Veronica Winter. She was the middle child and only girl of five children.
Sue attended schools in St. Paul, Minn.; graduated from high school in Mason City, Iowa; and graduated from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, with a degree in education. She obtained a master’s degree in education from Walden University in 2002. She fulfilled a lifelong dream when she obtained her pilot’s license in 1983.   
Sue married Ralph “Jim” Patch on July 12, 1974, celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2014. They were blessed with two girls, SAM and Michelle, whom they adopted from South Korea. Sue held a special place in her heart for her four grandchildren, Gabe, Cory, Kate and Conner. They could talk Grandma into almost anything. They loved her “famous” fudge and banana bread.  
In 1975, while Jim was stationed in Okinawa for the U.S. Army Security Agency, Sue worked for the Naval Investigative Service. Once they returned stateside, Sue taught elementary school in Spokane, Wash., while Jim completed Law School at Gonzaga University.  
They moved to Wolf Point in 1980 where Sue taught at the Northside Elementary School until she retired in 2011. She served the children of Wolf Point as a fourth-grade and sixth-grade teacher, Title I teacher and a reading specialist. She worked for several Montana colleges, including Fort Peck Community College, helping to prepare students to become educators.
Sue enjoyed playing cards with her dear friends, Eileen, Susie and Diane. They had many good times, taking trips together, working rummage sales and simply visiting.  They liked to play jokes on one another and often laughed until they cried.
Sue enjoyed traveling and, in May 2015, fulfilled another dream of going on an Alaskan cruise. She always said she wanted to walk on a glacier and she did. She was an avid bird watcher and had numerous bird houses in her yard.  Sue treasured family and remained very close with her brothers, cousins and extended family. Sue enjoyed their get-togethers so much she described such gatherings as “a party.”
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Veronica (Haley) Winter; and older brother, Bob Winter.
Sue is survived by her husband, Jim Patch; her daughters, SAM Weddle (Matt Gilligan) of Billings, Mont., and Michelle Patch (Adem Riecken) of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandchildren, Gabriel Patch, Cory Weddle, Katherine Weddle and Conner Gilligan; honorary grandchild, Kai Chang; her brothers, Tom Winter (Kay) of Portage, Wis., Jim Winter (Katie) of Great Falls, Mont., and Steve Winter of Davenport, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Sue was extremely grateful for life and for what she had. Even in her final days, she specifically requested that the staff of Faith Lutheran Nursing Home and Trinity Hospital be thanked for all the kind and professional care she received.    
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point, Mont. A private graveside service will be held on a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Wolf Point 100 Club, P.O. Box 1001, Wolf Point, MT 59201.
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Pierre Dale “Fritz” Youpee Sr.

10.8.15.obit Youpee Pierre Sr

Pierre Dale “Fritz” Youpee Sr., 68, of Poplar, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Poplar.
He was born Feb. 21, 1947, in Poplar to Josephine Youngman and Leroy Youpee Sr. He attended schools in Poplar, Brockton and Pierre, S.D. He was known to his family and friends as "Fritz" or "The Cat.".
He was known to be always joking around and making his friends laugh. He loved his music such as church music, pow-wow music, ‘60s music and western tunes as well.
He liked to visit with friends and they would talk about old times and laugh about crazy things they did. He joked about being a cowboy riding bulls in the rodeos (of course) and all his friends would chime in and tell a story too and they would all have a good laugh.
He is survived by his sons, Kalijah Good Soldier, Cory, Cliff and Pierre Youpee Jr.; brothers, Willard Dean Youpee of Great Falls, Colma Roy Youpee of Oakland, Calif., Merle Boyd Youpee of Portland, Ore., Leroy of Billings and John, Lloyd, Henry, James and Bernard Youpee, all of Poplar; sisters, Georgia Red Eagle, Joanne Browning, Ilona Jo, Mary, Pauline, Burma, Corina; and stepmother, Darlene Youpee. and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Russel; daughters, Tiffany Hale and Irene Turns Plenty; brothers, Charles Wakan, Dennis Ray and Larry Gene Youpee; and one sister, Charlotte Wakan.  
A funeral service was held Monday, Oct. 5, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment was at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point is assisting the family with arrangements.

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