Wolf Point Herald

William Reed

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William “Willie” Joseph Reed died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Billings.
He was born Oct. 5, 1970, in Wolf Point to Cleo and Oliver Reed. He was raised in Montana, Arizona and Wyoming.  
He was an outstanding athlete from the beginning.  Living in Wolf Point during elementary school, Willie and his younger brother, Daryl, were in Little League Baseball, winning many awards. Moving to Billings, he won Billings City Wrestling for six-year- olds. He also played in Little Guy Football.  
Moving to Wyoming, he attended junior high and high school at Fort Washakie and Ethete. He excelled at basketball and football. He and Daryl were members of the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs championship basketball team.   
After high school, he married Michelle Harris and joined the United States Marine Corps. They had two children Johanna and Robert “Rob” Reed.  They later divorced. After serving in Desert Storm, he finished his tour of duty and was honorably discharged.   
After his service in the military, he was employed by the National Guard as a mechanic. He worked there several years and then went to work at Billings Clinic. The last nine years, he worked as a carpenter and roofer.  
He met Laureen Bell Rock and Kaden was born — Willie’s second son. She in 2011. He raised his children pretty much as a single dad. His children were his joy and his mom was his rock.
He is survived by his daughter, Johanna of Billings; sons, Robert “Rob” and Kaden Reed, both of Billings; two grandsons;  sister, Lisa St. Clair of Pablo; and brother, Daryl Reed of Parmelee, S.D.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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Duane Buettner


Duane Buettner, 91 years old, formerly of Wolf Point, died March 15, 2015, at the Billings Clinic.
He was born on Feb. 19, 1924, to Fred and Maude Buettner at their farm home 20 miles northeast of Wolf Point. Duane attended elementary school at Divide Rural School. In August 1937, he enrolled at Wolf Point High School.  After completing his junior year, he enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corp to provide financial support to his parents.  Duane returned to school a year later and graduated in 1942. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served aboard a submarine that made four successful war patrols. He worked for the Montana Job Service in Wolf Point until December 1984.
Duane married Lorentina Spitzer June 15, 1946, and she preceded him in death on June 8, 2005. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Helen Eggebrecht and Hazel Greufe; and a brother, Ralph.
Duane is survived by four sons, Allan (Nora) of Seattle, Wash.; Loren of Bozeman, Mont.; Darrel (Dee) of Greeley, Colo.; Steven (Cathy) of Billings, Mont., and one daughter, Vicki (Brian) Eggebrecht of Malta, Mont.  Also surviving Duane are 10 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, three great-grandchildren and a sister, Marjorie
At Duane’s request, no services are planned.  Private inurnment of ashes will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point at a later date. Cremation and Funeral Gallery of Billings is in charge of the arrangements and condolences for the family can be left at cfgbillings.com or mailed to 8270 U.S. Hwy. 191 S, Malta, MT 59538.
Duane was a wonderful father and grandfather and did a great job of raising and caring for all of us.  We were grateful to be able to return that care over the last nine and a half years, since the passing of our mom. We take great comfort in knowing that our dad was peacefully guided from our care by God to Heaven and to his rightful place beside our mom. The family is very thankful for the care he received at St. John’s Lutheran Home and the Billings Clinic, especially in his last days.  Memorials may be made in Duane’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Home or Family Services, Inc., both in Billings.
Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”
(Paid Obituary)

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Tyrone Jones


Tyrone Allen Jones, 40, of Poplar, died March 12, 2015, at Poplar Hospital.
He was born in Williston, N.D., Nov. 18, 1974, to Sybil Darlene Jones. He was the youngest of five siblings. He lived in Brockton with his mother until her death in January of 1982.  He then went to live with his uncle and aunt Ray and Aurelia Bets His Medicine of Fort Kipp.
He attended school in Brockton and graduated with high honors in 1993.  He was a highly intelligent young man and proved so in many areas of his life. He was also involved in high school sports, especially basketball making it to the state Class C tournament in 1992.
During his high school years, Jim Dillon of Brockton took him under his wing and helped and guided him like he was own son. He also spent time under Terry and Debbie Wagner’s care. He thought the world of these people who touched his life and spoke very highly of them.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Debbie Scott, and brother, Carly Scott.
He is survived by his sons, Anthony Spotted Bird of Brockton and Carlus Jones of Poplar;  daughters, Prairie Jones of Canada and Brittany Running Rabbit of Browning; seven grandchildren; sister, Claudia Scott of Fort Kipp; and brother, Tom Scott of Fort Kipp.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at the James Black Dog Center in Fort Kipp. Interment followed at Fort Kipp Cemetery.
Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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Charlotte Tronson

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Charlotte C. Tronson, 79, died March 7, 2015, in Plentywood at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Winona, Minn., a daughter of Floyd and Alma Axness in 1935. The family moved to Medicine Lake, where she attended Medicine Lake Public Schools, graduating in 1953, and continued education in Omaha, Neb. She enjoyed a long career in the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster in Antelope.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin Tronson Jr. of Medicine Lake. They have made their life farming/ranching and raised five children, Kerri Hart of Enumclaw, Wash., Stacy Brunsvold of Sidney, Steven Tronson of Medicine Lake, Sharri Lunde of Medicine Lake and Stephanie Tronson of Fort Worth, Texas. She is survived by nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a sister, Adeline Ueland.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Willard.
She was known for her many talents, some of which included cooking, decorating, quilting and entertaining. She was a gracious and lovely lady, known to be well-dressed and hair perfected.
Strong in faith, God lived in her life.
A service celebrating her life will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at Medicine Lake Lutheran Church.

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Annabelle White Eagle

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Annabelle White Eagle, Good Hearted Woman, 93, died March 5, 2015, at the Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
She was born June 3, 1922, to Jesse (Wetsit) and Edward Bearskin in the family home at Lohmiller.  She attended high school in Poplar.
On April 12, 1946, she married Joseph White Eagle and they moved to Tacoma, Wash. There, Joseph started training to be a welder at the Bermerton Navy shipyards since jobs were hard to come by on the reservation. They had five children, whom they raised in Washington, California, North Dakota and Montana.  
She loved to cook and bake and so if a relative was having a birthday party, wedding, anniversary, a wake or funeral, she was the first one there with a pie, cake, frybread or maybe a couple of salads. During her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting and fringing shawls. She also loved to travel and visit friends and family.
In the last couple of years, her daughter Margaret took her everywhere.  She would visit friends and family in Glasgow one day and Williston, N.D., the next.
She is survived by her children, Darrell of Casper, Wyo., Georgianne Fish of Great Falls, Margaret Payne and Joseph White Eagle, of Wolf Point; adopted son, Curtis Ball; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; siblings, George Bearskin and Edith Thompson; and daughter, Laura.
A Funeral Mass was held Monday, March 9, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in  Wolf Point. Interment at Oswego Catholic Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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