Wolf Point Herald

Arthur Bates Jr.

Arthur Bates Jr., 88, of Wolf Point, died Aug. 11, 2014, at the Northeast Montana Health Services in Wolf Point.
He was born May 18, 1926, in Maxwell, Calif., to Arthur Bates Sr. and Evelyn Bates.
Services will be held on Friday, Aug. 15,  at 10 a.m. at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel assisted with the arrangements.

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Viola Unruh


Viola Unruh, 95, of Billings, died July 11, 2014, at Laurel Health and Rehab where she had resided for the past three years.
She was born April 11, 1919, in Bloomfield to Bernard and Fanny Soft and lived and grew up in the Bloomfield area.
Shea married David Unruh on Jan. 8, 1938, in Richey and they were happily married for 58 years. They lived on a farm in the Richey area and in Richey, and then moved to Glendive where they lived for 23 years, then ultimately to Billings in 1974.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David; two sons, Lanny and Steven; two daughters, Karen and Elona; and one granddaughter, Lisa.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald and Kevin, both of Billings; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Cloe Scheer of Circle.
Visitations will begin at noon on Thursday at Smith Downtown Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Smith Downtown Chapel with private interment at Mountview Cemetery.

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Edwin Rennick


Edwin Lyle Rennick, 63, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, near Wolf Point, in a truck accident.
He grew up in the Glasgow and Opheim areas. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Army. He returned to the area and went into construction and farm work. He later owned an auto repair shop during the time he participated in demo derbies and as mechanic for stock car racers. After closing the auto repair shop, he became employed by Scanlan Construction and remained with them until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Fuhrman and Gerald Muriel Rennick; and a brother, Gerald “Charlie” Rennick.
He is survived by his companion, Melody Foster; son, Mike Zahn; daughter, Meagen Johnson; step- daughter, Brandi Childress; brothers, Richard Fuhrman, Allan Murch, Lee Murch, Carl Rennick, Rod Archambeault and Terry Archambeault; sisters, Pam Bicker, Vicki Wiseman, Sheri Morey and Patti Hoerster; and numerous grandchildren.
His funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Glasgow. Interment was at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale.

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Briar Bauer

Briar Bauer, infant son of Jacob Bauer and Tiarra McGee, died Aug. 3, 2014.  
Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point assisted the family with arrangements.

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Opal DeTienne

Opal DeTienne, 84, of Bainville, died at her residence Sunday morning, Aug. 3, 2014.
Opal Anseth was born Oct. 8, 1929, to Edor and Grace (Gorder) Anseth.  She was raised on a farm in Round Prairie, N.D., west of Williston. She attended Round Prairie School before moving to Williston to attend high school, graduating in 1947.
She married Clarence DeTienne March 23, 1963.  In 2013, they celebrated 50 years of togetherness.  They had two children, Darcy and Russell. One of the lights of her life was her young granddaughter Grace.  
She was a homemaker.  She enjoyed raising her two children and tending her garden and flowers.  She loved a good game of Scrabble, playing softball, playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, sewing and watching her children participate in their school activities. Most of all, she loved to dance.
She started working as the secretary at Bainville Public School in 1977, retiring in 2000 after 22 years of service. She was dearly loved by all the students, and she felt the same about them, often joking that she had a whole school full of kids and then grandkids.
She was a true angel of service.  She was a caregiver, upholsterer, farmhand, gardener, seamstress, beautician, medical assistant (fixer of boo-boos on the playground!) and so much more. If someone needed her assistance, it was happily given and delivered with a smile.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence of
Bainville; daughter, Darcy of Laramie, Wyo.; son, Russell of Bozeman; one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Elvina McLean, Bernice Anseth, Gloria Roller and Nyla Olson; and two brothers, Bernie Anseth and
Galyn Anseth.
Cremation will take place. No funeral services are planned. An informal gathering for friends and family will take place at the Legion Hall in Bainville Thursday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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