Wolf Point Herald

Kathleen Eggebrecht

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On Oct. 20, 2014, Kathleen “Kay” Eggebrecht joined the love of her life Wilbur in heaven after being apart for only seven months.
Kathleen was born to Fred and Molly Steffen on Jan. 19, 1924. She was raised in Bloomfield, Mont., on her family homestead. She graduated from Dawson High School in 1942 and went to Washington during World War II to work at McCord Field in 1944.  
After longing for home, she returned to Montana and met the love of her life a young cowboy named Wilbur, they were married in 1946 and started their lives in Vida, Mont., ranching. Together, they raised three children, Helen Gullickson (Garvin), Steve Eggebrecht (Elise) and Thomas Eggebrecht (Linda). She was blessed with nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
In 1946, Kathleen was a jockey for horseracing, enjoyed bowling, playing cards, horseracing, working crosswords, watching golf and was an all-around sports fan. She was always a good Catholic and was in the Altar Society of Vida.  
After a broken hip, Wilbur and Kay retired to Billings, Mont., where they enjoyed the company of their grandson Mick (Lilli) Harrington. She would enjoy his visits and the silly conversations they would have.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur, of 67 years; her parents; her brothers, Fred, Clarence and John Steffen; and her granddaughter, Jenny Eggebrecht.
She is survived by all of her loved ones and will be greatly missed for her wit and wisdom.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Vida Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at the Vida Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at smithfuneralchapels.com.
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Audrey Fjeld

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Audrey Fjeld, 94, died Oct. 20, 2014, in Gilbert, Ariz.
She was born Nov. 4, 1919, to A.D. and Annie Picard in Bainville. She graduated from Bainville High School and completed a graduate nursing degree in Williston, N.D.
She married Benny Fjeld in 1942 in San Francisco, Calif., and resided in Bainville until his death in 2000. During their years together, they enjoyed entertaining family and friends and hosted many dinner parties, including lutefisk and lefse.
Following retirement, they traveled and visited many states.
She was an active member of the Ladies Altar Society of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and sat on the election board for many years. She was an award-winning AVON representative and an avid gardener, spending many happy hours in her flower beds.
She had a wonderful sense of humor and is well remembered for the time she colored the white cat green for St. Patrick’s Day.  Her children frequently won contests for the best Halloween costume as she made them all for them each year.
Audrey is survived by three children, Richard Fjeld of Gilbert, Ariz., Dale Fjeld of Gilbert, Ariz., and Sharon Miller of Pueblo West, Colo.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mesa, Ariz., Oct. 28, at 11 a.m.  Services will be held in Bainville at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at a date yet to be announced. 

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Corinne Yvonne Jones

Corinne Yvonne Jones, 46, of Wolf Point died Oct. 20, 2014, at her residence near Wolf Point.
She was born Nov. 7, 1967, to Alaida Suzanne Hopkins-Jones and Joseph Harold Jones. She attended elementary school and junior high in Poplar.
She lived most of her life in Oswego with her parents and resided there until her death. She also lived briefly in Great Falls where she was employed at the Holiday Inn as a housekeeper.  
She loved to listen to various country songs and enjoyed her classic rock.  She loved riding around with her family and loved to play the gaming machines. Her favorite television programs were: the food network shows, Golden Girls, Frasier and I Love Lucy. She also enjoyed visiting on the phone.  
Despite her many medical disabilities, she never let on that they were detrimental to her. She battled through her disabilities.  
She is survived by her son, Joseph William “Joey” Jones; her brothers, Henry “Hank” Buckles and Dana Sam Buckles; her sister Phoebe Blount; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Oswego Community Hall in Oswego.  Interment followed at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery in Oswego.  Condolences for the family may be left at: www.claytonstevensonchapel.com.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Marian R. Laubach Services

Marian R. Laubach, 92, of Berthoud, Colo., died Oct. 9, 2014.
Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at First Lutheran Church, 415 Johnson St., Wolf Point, Mont. Reception to follow the service.
Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
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Daniel Eshleman

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Daniel E. Eshleman, 83, passed away Oct. 13, 2014, at his home in Great Falls. His memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit (201 44th St. South) with burial to follow at Highland Cemetery.
Daniel was born in Crow Agency, Mont., on Aug. 16, 1931, to Emerson and Ella Eshleman of Reno Creek, Mont. Dan grew up working on the family farm, living in a two-bedroom house with his three brothers and two sisters. He attended schools in Crow Agency and Hardin. He was involved with Boy Scouts of America and earned Eagle Scout status.
As a young man, Dan worked for Camel Farming Corporation before joining the army in 1949. He served during the Korean War as a supply specialist stationed in Okinawa, where he refueled B-29 bombers for missions into Japan. Dan received the Army Occupation Medal (Japan) and attained the rank of Sergeant. Upon his discharge in 1953, he attended school in Wahpeton, N.D., and received a degree in automotive mechanics and drafting. Dan worked as a mechanic in Hardin before becoming a Hardin City Police Officer for two years.
In 1961, he graduated from Montana Law Enforcement Academy in Bozeman as a Montana Highway Patrolman. His first duty was Baker, Mont., until 1967. While he was there, he renewed his association with Boy Scouts of America as a troop leader for many years. He was transferred to Wolf Point, Mont., where he was promoted to sergeant and remained there until 1974. That summer, he transferred to Deer Lodge for six weeks before being promoted to lieutenant and was then transferred to Great Falls, where he stayed and became captain until his retirement in 1990. During his time with the patrol, he was closely involved with officer training and was a firearms and driving instructor.
Almost immediately upon his retirement, Dan set to building a small home on his farm in Reno Creek where he would spend most of his time from early spring to late fall farming his property and working for his neighbors and friends of Lamar Ranch, farming from sunup to sundown. Winters were spent in Great Falls.
Dan was highly respected by all who knew him for his leadership. Kindness, integrity and common sense. He would always make time for others and welcomed the opportunity to visit with old friends or make new ones. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In 1955, Dan was married to Verlette Graham in Worland, Wyo.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Verlette Eshleman; daughters, Sheryl (Dennis) Hunking of Keizer, Ore., Tammy Eshleman of Bozeman, Mont., and Karen Southers of Great Falls; grandchildren, Steven (Natalie) Black, Michael Black, Jason (Anne) Black, Kayle (Josh) Villegas, all of Keizer, Ore., and Jennifer (Joe) Knarr of Bozeman; great-grandchildren, Austin and Faith Black, Gaige Black, Zoe Black, Josh, Elijah and Jeremiah Villegas and Cooper Knarr; brothers, Robert (Mary) Eshleman, John (Joy) Eshleman, William (Clara) Eshleman; sisters, Dorothy (Tom) Scally, Marie (Jack) Bartenhagen; as well as many nephews and nieces. Dan also found his special late-in-life pet, his cat, Gracie.
Memorial donations are suggested to Montana Hope Project, PO Box 5927, Helena MT 59604 or to Boy Scouts of America, 820 17th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405.
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