Wolf Point Herald

Victoria Strommer

Victoria Strommer, 64, of Great Falls, formerly of Wolf Point, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Great Falls.
A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at the Sacred Heart Cemetery south of Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Jolene Miller

Jolene Miller, 58, of Wolf Point, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point.
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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Myrna Kaschube


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Myrna Kaschube, 76, died at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Plentywood Dec. 30, 2015.
She was born March 27, 1939, in Plentywood, a daughter to Roy Sr. and Gertrude (Cybulski) Michels. She grew up between West Reserve and Plentywood, going to country schools and Plentywood School, graduating from PHS in 1957. That same year, she married Henry Bedwell and they made their home in Plentywood and then moved to a farm west of Reserve. Son James was born in 1958 and daughter Angie in 1962. Henry and Myrna were divorced in 1985.
She married Al Kaschube in 1991 and they purchased a home in Plentywood. She thoroughly enjoyed listening to Al and his band and traveling to fiddlers’ jams and dancing. Al died in August  2015. A big part of her life was her grandsons and welcoming her great-granddaughter.
She was very active in St. Joseph Church in Plentywood and attended daily Mass.
Survivors include her son, Jim Bedwell of Plentywood; three grandchildren one great-granddaughter; one brother, Willard “Woody” Michels; and Al’s children and their families, Leo Kaschube of Columbus and Corrine Kveseth of Wolf Point.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hank; second husband, Al; daughter, Angie Beck; and siblings Sharon, Beverly and Roy Michels Jr.
Funeral liturgy was  held Jan. 4 at Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was at Plentywood Memorial Cemetery.

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Virginia Tolan


Virginia Mae (Kuehne) Tolan, 77, of Great Falls, passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, of cancer.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Schnider Funeral Home.
Virginia was born in Wolf Point on Nov. 10, 1938, to Paul and Clovie Kuehne. She graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1957.
She married Jack Tolan that year and they moved to Great Falls. There, she worked for 1st National Bank and later Montana Bank in business accounts. She began keeping books for the local Chevron distributor in 1968.
In 1971, when Jack became a commissioned agent for Chevron Oil Inc., she kept books for him. With her good business acumen helping build a successful business, she later served as secretary/treasurer when they formed Tolan Distributing Inc. as a Jobber for Chevron USA Inc.
Virginia was a foster mother to seven foster children whom she thought of over the years. She enjoyed gardening with her husband: Virginia growing flowers and Jack growing vegetables.
She enjoyed traveling with her husband to San Francisco, Acapulco, Seattle, Honolulu and Bermuda. Virginia enjoyed music and played the accordion, pump organ and piano. She passed on her love of music and playing instruments to her children and attended all their concerts. She was proud that all three of her children are college graduates and made it to all their college graduations.
Virginia and her husband were long time members of FOE enjoying dancing, meeting with friends, and attending family events through the years. Virginia, with her husband, was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, seeing their two sons on to becoming Life Scout and Eagle Scout.
Virginia is survived by her husband of 58 years, Jack; her three children, Desiree Tolan, Derrick Tolan and Darron (MaryBeth) Tolan; grandchildren, Daniel Wimberly, Matthew (Sydney) Wimberly, Stephen Swindle, Emma Tolan and Isaac Tolan, all of Great Falls, Gabriella Tolan and Garrett Tolan of Brush, Colo.; two great-grandchildren, Joslyn Wimberly of Spokane, Wash., and McKenna Wimberly of Great Falls; mother, Clovie Kuehne; sister, Doris (Frankie) Whitmus of Wolf Point; and brother, Jerry (Raema) Kuehne of Mesa, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Kuehne; brothers, Loyd Kuehne and Leonard Kuehne; and sister, Carol Rensvold.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the following: David Hunter Memorial Music Scholarship Fund through CMR High School; Children’s Receiving Home; or Paris Gibson Square artist-in-residence.
(Paid Obituary)

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Joseph Doney

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Joseph “John” Doney, Chande Washte Uhesh Wicha, “Kind Hearted Man,” 63, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at his home in Wiota.
He was born on July 12, 1952, to Thomas and Rose (Shyface) Doney of Wiota.  He grew up on the family homestead where he loved to farm and ranch.

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