Wolf Point Herald

Sara Thomsen

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Sara Jennie Thomsen, 90, died Aug. 14, 2015, at St. John’s Chapel Court in Billings, where she has been a resident for the past four years.
She was born in Musselshell County June 20, 1925, and lived 16 miles north of Musselshell with her four sisters and parents. She attended Billings Business College after high school.
After working in Billings a brief period, she moved to Culbertson, where her sister Ruth was teaching school. She worked as a secretary at the county agent’s office and met her husband Arnold the first day she was in Culbertson.  
On Sept 13, 1946, Sara was united in marriage to Arnold in Atlanta, Ga., where he was serving in the Army. Her sister, Martha Herness, and Herman Jensen were attendants.  The couple lived in Fayetteville, La., until Arnold was discharged from the Army. Then, they moved back to Culbertson to live on the family farm with Jake, Carrie, Clifford and Pat Thomsen.
She had four sons and one daughter and stayed home to care for the children until 1967 when she starting working for the Culbertson School District.  She enjoyed working and knowing all the children that attended school.  After working for 29 years Sara retired at the end of the school year in 1996.
Over the years, she was a member in many clubs, Lady’s Aide, Home Demonstration, Hospital Guild, Senior Citizens, Council for Aging and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Dane Valley.  
She is survived by a son, Alan of Billings; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Ruth Mattelin of Billings and Lida Kluezek of San Jose, Calif.
Preceding Sara in death were her parents, husband Arnold, children: Sue Ann, Owen, Doug and Phillip and a great grandson.
A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Chapel Court, 3940 Rimrock Rd. in Billings, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m.

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Tyrone Gourneau

Tyrone P. Gourneau, 27, passed died Aug. 17, 2015, in Poplar. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Brockton. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point is in charge of arrangements.

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Maria Minear

Maria Ann Minear, 81, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, in Hardin.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 415 Johnson St. in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Clara Dschaak

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Clara Ann Dschaak, 83,  died on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the Billings Clinic in Billings.
She was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Martin, N.D., to Leo and Katie (Feldman) Duda. She moved with her family to Fairview and that is where she met and married Edwin “Eddie” Dschaak.
They made Fairview their home for all of the 60 years of their marriage. Together, they raised seven children. She worked as a homemaker as well as a babysitter for 28 years. She lovingly cared for many children out of their home. Over the years, she enjoyed watching so many of her babysitting kids grow up to adulthood and become parents themselves. It always made her so happy when they would bring their babies by the house for a formal introduction to the special snuggles that only she could give.
She was a dedicated member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Fairview. She served the church in many capacities but her favorite and most notable position was “Gravy Maker” at the annual fall dinner.
Her hobbies included crocheting, embroidery, gardening and watching the hummingbirds buzz around the many feeders that she and Eddie had hanging in their yard. She also loved spending time with family and attending their grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s birthday parties, concerts, graduations and weddings.
In May 2014, she moved to the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, where she quickly won over the hearts of the staff as well as her fellow residents with her sparkly personality. Her laugh and smile were very infectious. It was at Faith Home that she became a fierce competitor at BINGO and maintained a very busy social calendar. Her children thoroughly enjoyed hearing about all of her Bible study, yoga, craft, music and social hour adventures. She adored the staff that cared for her as well as the many friends that she made during her time as a resident.
She is survived by: five of her seven children, Shirley Thomson of Rapid City, S.D., Eldon Dschaak of Wolf Point, Doug Dschaak of Fairview, Edwina Hurley of Fairview, Kristi  Kimble of Eau Claire, Wis.;  two sisters, Betty Seader of Quincy, Wash., and Marge Deming of Fairview; two brothers, Don Duda of Missoula and Dennis Duda of Fairview; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie; son, David; daughter, Jayne; and grandson, Jordan.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held Monday, Aug. 10, at the St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Fairview. Interment was in the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview, N.D.

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Brenda Isakson Cook


Brenda Diane Isakson Cook, 44, died Aug. 2, 2015,  in Glasgow.
She was born on July 4, 1971, in Glasgow to Clifford and Dianna (Hallock) Isakson and was the third of three children. She graduated from Glasgow High School.
She married Scott A. Cook in 1990 and they had four children. They were married for 14 years.
First and foremost, she loved her children. She loved finding pennies on the ground — she would always say they were pennies from her children in Heaven. She loved Pictionary, Pinochle, demolition derbies, rodeos, barrel racing and team roping. She was a thrill seeker who loved boating and four wheeling. She was a very talented decorator and her favorite color was red. All who knew her will know that red was very important to her.
She worked at the VA Clinic for 11 years and was employed by the State of Montana the last eight.
She is survived by her children, Scott Michael Cook and TiAnna Mikal Cook, both of Glasgow; parents, Cliff and Dianna Isakson of Glasgow; siblings, Randy Isakson and Wes Isakson, both of Glasgow; and special friend, Ryan Lambert of Wolf Point. Niece Heather Dulaney lived with Scott and Brenda for several years and was loved as one of their own.
Preceding her in death were her daughter, Hanna Diane; and her son, Ty Alan.
Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 7, at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow. Burial will be private and will be done at a later date.

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