Wolf Point Herald

James DeDobbeleer

James “Bus” DeDobbeleer, 83, of Fort Peck died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at Billings Clinic. Interment and private family services are Saturday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Fort Peck Cemetery.

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Peggy Cardwell


Peggy Jean Cardwell, 69, of Belton, Mo., died Feb. 8, 2015.
She was born Sept. 9, 1945, in Livingston.
She worked for Richey's Club as a bartender for over 20 years. She was deeply grateful and blessed for all of their dear friends at Richey's and considered them all a part of the family. She truly loved going to work every day because of them.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Cardwell; sister, Sally DeWayne; and brother, Loren Piercy.
She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Barber of Belton, Mo.; son, James Barber of Portland, Ore.; one granddaughter;  and  one great-grandson.
A celebration of life memorial will be held Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at Richey's Club, 11527 Hickman Mills Dr., in Kansas City, Mo.

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Duane Steen


Duane Vincent Steen, 87, of Wolf Point, formerly of Sidney, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at NEMHS in Wolf Point.
He was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Alexander, N.D., to George and Ida Steen, the fourth child of seven.
He worked as a farmer and helped neighbors with cattle during the winter. He also worked for Boeing in Renton, Wash., for a short time then returned to farming in North Dakota.
In his youth, he enjoyed rollerskating and ice skating, swimming and riding horses. He also enjoyed family gathering and playing cards. He was a pleasant guy who got along with everyone. His nieces and nephews were special to him. He lived in Wolf Point for the past 25 years with his sister, Verda.
He is survived by his sisters, LaVern Hinman and Verda Richard.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Dean and Kenneth; and sisters, Arlene Rhodes and Alta Bingen.
Mass of Christian burial was held Friday, Feb. 13, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Jim O’Neil officiating. Interment was in Richland Memorial Park Cemetery in Sidney.

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Lenore Haase

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Lenore Elizabeth Haase, 100, died Tuesday, Feb. 3,  2015, at Mercy Hospital in Williston, N.D.
She was born at the Knudtson farm three miles south of Homestead,  on May 6, 1914, to Carl and Mary Alice (Gerhold) Knudtson.  She lived in the Homestead area her entire life except for the past year when she lived in Williston with her son Norman Haase.
She lived to celebrate her 100th birthday, which she expected a big party for and, of course, her family threw her a grand party.
Growing up, she enjoyed learning to play the pump organ as taught by her mother.  Her music talents gave her enjoyment, as she would play the piano often. Her children remember her rarely being gone when they came home from school but many times there would be fresh bread made with love. She always had a wonderful garden and beautiful flowers in the flowerbeds during the summer.
She always enjoyed listening to her children and grandchildren play instruments and singing when they were home. She took pleasure in serving her children and grandchildren through cooking and baking and, of course, endless cookies in the cookie jar. Her frequent correspondence with many family members kept a close family connection.
She enjoyed visiting folks in the nursing home through her years. As she got older, she was so young at heart that she would casually say she would like to go play piano and visit the old people in the nursing home, even though she was older than many of them there. She said the secret to living to be 100 was don't smoke, don't drink and eat your meat and potatoes.
She found fulfillment in reading her Bible and attending church services and Bible studies. She was selfless, thoughtful, and smart. Her examples of love and faith in Jesus have greatly impacted her family in such a positive way.
She is survived by her children, Rosalyn Haase of Fargo, N.D., Dolores Conover of Lakeport, Calif., Wayne Haase of Valley City, N.D., Donald Haase of Miami, Fla., Norman Haase of Williston, N.D., and Kenneth Haase of Homestead; 26 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sister, Evelyn Nelson; brother, Roscoe Knudtson; sister, Leona Nordwick; husband, Curt Haase; and son, Rollin Haase.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 8. Ralph Summers officiated at the service at the Faith Farm Fellowship in Froid. Interment was in Big Lake Cemetery.

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Richard Frerich


Richard Lee “Dick” Frerich, 86, of Billings died Jan. 31, 2015.
The son of Fred and Mary, he was born in Clear Lake, Minn. As an infant, the family homesteaded to Poplar, where Dick grew up with his sister Mary Jane. He studied engineering at Montana State University and University of Montana, returning to Poplar to join the family wheat farmers.
He met Gwen Anklam in Culbertson and they married on Nov. 7, 1949. Together, they built their own home, raised three daughters and lived there until 1993, when he retired and they moved to Billings. For the past five years, they’ve resided at Morningstar retirement community. They celebrated 65 years of marriage in November.
He was an active member of the Catholic Church, Holy Name Society and the Cursillo movement.
Always a deep thinker with an engineer’s mind, he designed and built a four-wheel-drive tractor by connecting two tractors. His creative skills led him to making his own blends of homemade wine and numerous remodel projects on the family home. He was an accomplished bowler and skilled cribbage player.
Many happy hours were spent boating and waterskiing on the Poplar River and Nelson Reservoir. It was a challenge to keep up with his reading habit as he averaged three books a week. His talent and love of music has been passed down to all his children and grandchildren. He was a caring friend and a good neighbor.
He was a man of few words, but many dimpled smiles and silly antics. You may not remember what he said to you, but you remembered how he made you feel.
His sister preceded him in death.
Survivors are Gwen; daughters, Ann Berg, Mary Lee Smith and Connie Schulz; five grandchildren;  and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held Friday, Feb. 6, at St. Thomas in Billings.

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