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Earl Leibrand

Earl Leibrand, 91, of
Scobey, died on Feb. 2, 2014, in Wolf Point.
He was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Assiniboine, Sask., Canada, the youngest of five children. His family moved to Scobey  when he was several months old, and he made Scobey his home for the next 91 years of his life.
When Earl was old enough, he enlisted and became one of the “greatest generation." He joined the U.S. Navy Seabees, a group that specializes in supporting troops through a myriad of construction projects in a wide variety of military theaters. He spoke often about his time in the Pacific during World War II and, although humble like many of his generation, he was also proud of his Seabees service.

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Ed Sofil

Ed Sofil, 85, died Feb. 23, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point.
He was the last surviving child of 11 children born to Della Mae and Henry Sofil of Hensler, N.D. He was born June 23, 1928, and lived his adult life in McCone County. He worked various jobs for Si Brown, Pete Mickolio and Melvin Johnson.

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Margaret Brown

Margaret M. Brown, 90, a lifetime resident of Wolf Point, residing at the Faith Lutheran Home, died Feb. 22, 2014.
Born Nov. 26, 1923, to Walter and Nina Mueller, she grew up on the farm in McCone County. She attended grade school at Sunnyside Country School. She graduated from high school in Wolf Point.
She married Paul Galen Brown Aug. 20, 1947, in Columbus. To that union, they had four children.

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Jeannette Schmitz

Jeannette I. (Burke) Schmitz, , died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Sidney Health Center Extended Care.
She was born to Pat and Anna (Tierney) Burke on June 26, 1919, in Enid. She grew up on the Burke family farm near Enid with her two brothers and three sisters.
Her older sister Rosella was her teacher in grade school and made her learn how to write perfectly.

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Nick Boysun

Nick R. Boysun, 69, formerly of Wolf Point, died Jan. 26, 2014, at his home in Laurel.
The oldest son of Mike and Emma Boysun, he was born in Wolf Point.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Jan. 8, 1964, and was discharged Dec. 31, 1969. Upon his discharge, he returned to Wolf Point to farm with his father and brother, Edward.
He married Ruth (Isle) Stengrim and to this union a daughter, Heather, was born. They later divorced.

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