Wolf Point Herald

Francis Tlustosch

Francis William “Frank” Tlustosch, 69, of Billings, formerly of Culbertson, died Oct. 19, 2014, at the Park View in Billings.
Cremation has taken place. No service is planned at the present time.

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Corinne Jones

Corinne Jones, 46, of Wolf Point, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her residence.
The funeral service will be announced at a later date pending the completion of the arrangements.
Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Dennis Tolan

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Dennis Victor Tolan, 60, passed away unexpectedly at his home on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 16,  2014, of natural causes.  
Dennis was born on Feb. 14, 1954, in Wolf Point, Mont., a true valentine gift to Victor and Elsie (Christopherson) Tolan. Dennis, along with his older sister Lenora and younger brother Darryl, grew up south of Wolf Point in the Redwater area. His first years were spent living in a log cabin near the Hil-ger School, until the family moved to their basement house across the road when Dennis was eight. He attended the Hilger School through second-grade, Southview School through eighth-grade and finally high school in Wolf Point, graduating with the class of 1972.
Dennis married Sandra Doornek on Nov. 17, 1972.  They lived and worked for a while in Wolf Point before moving back to the Redwater area to help with the family farm and ranch operation.
During their years on the farm, Dennis and Sandra welcomed three children into their family —– Kami, Sharla and Chad.
Dennis loved the farm life, especially liked working with cattle. He enjoyed the close company of his family, his lifelong friends, and his neighbors.  
In addition to working on the farm, he delivered mail for the Vida Post Office and did seasonal work for the McCone County Road Department before being hired on full-time with the county.
The family moved closer to Wolf Point in 1983, making their home near Frontier School. Dennis continued working for the county and was promoted to road supervisor in 1992.  
Sandra passed away in 1994 after several years of battling cancer, with Dennis at her side as a steadfast and loyal husband.   
Dennis was over the moon when he married his high school sweetheart and lifelong friend, Peggy Johnson, on July 27, 2001, on a hill overlooking the log cabin where he grew up, once again demonstrating his constant love for the people and places that were his most valued treasures.
Dennis and Peggy remained in Wolf Point, and Dennis recently retired after many years with the county. He looked forward to spending his days camping, fishing and boating and taking friends and family out on the lake to fish, tube and ski.  In 2012, he and Peggy fulfilled Dennis’s life-long dream of going to Hawaii and touring Pearl Harbor.  
Dennis was very determined in anything he chose to do and pursued his passions with a steady effort. Learning to play the guitar was one such effort, and Dennis was excited and nervous when his efforts paid off and he was asked to play in the “Little Bit of Country” band with friends Marvin Olson, and Rocky and Hardy Braaten.  
Dennis also enjoyed watching football, especially the Vikings games, and was thrilled to be able to attend two games in Minnesota — one with his son and grandson and one with his brother. Playing cards and socializing with his friends was another favorite pastime and he always had time to spend with those he loved. Dennis’s humor and warm personality will be missed by all who were ever blessed to share a table with him.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy of Wolf Point; daughters, Kami (Adam) Chamberlain of Billings (children T-Jay, Kyla, Amanda, Lena) and Sharla (Cory) Lane of Laurel (children Tyrel, Paige, Cohlter, Dylan, Austin); son, Chad (Jenn) Tolan of Billings (children Ashley, Jacob); step-daughter, Jill Bible of Tioga, N.D.; sister, Lenora (Larry) Stephenson of Circle; brother, Darryl (Noreen) of Glendive; one great-granddaughter, Natalia; and a very special aunt, Vera Paulson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Vic and Elsie Tolan; his wife, Sandra; and his son-in-law, Travis Gerttula.
A vigil for Dennis will be at the Clayton-Stevenson chapel at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. Funeral services will be at the First Lutheran Church on Friday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Jaimee Sweet

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Jaimee Christie Sweet,  20, died tragically on Monday evening, Oct. 13, 2014, as the result of a pedestrian/automobile accident in Poplar.
She was born Nov. 30, 1993. In her lifetime, she had made many friends, whose lives she had touched through her funny sense of humor, dance skills, individual style and just by being an amazing person.  
She loved skateboarding, fishing, listening to music, watching movies, running and especially hanging out with her friends and family.
She also enjoyed working with her co-workers at Frostee’s and took pride in being a volunteer firefighter with the Poplar Fire Department. Most recently, she was a babysitter to her niece Tallulah Day, of whom she was very proud.  
Her family in Poplar feels blessed to have had her presence the past two years.
She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Alex Jae Sweet.
She is survived by her father, Christopher Sweet of Wisconsin; her mother, Janet Sweet of Montana; brother and sisters, TJ Day, Corie Jade Carter and Jalen Perkins, all of Montana; siblings, Justice Perkins and Falcon Derkez of Wisconsin and Jase Sweet and Jonathon Sweet of Minnesota; grandmothers, Vina Smith of Poplar and Lenore Sweet of Wisconsin; and grandfather, Stuart Day of Arizona.
Services were held Friday, Oct. 17, at the Poplar Activity Center. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.

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Kevin Unruh

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Kevin Leroy Unruh, 64, of Billings died at his home on Oct. 18, 2014.
He was born in Glendive on Nov. 18, 1949, to David and Viola Unruh of Richey and was one of four children. He graduated from Dawson County High School in Glendive in 1967.
He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1970 as part of the 101st Airborne Unit (aka “The Screaming Eagles”). He was a Spec 4 rank and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service. He returned from Vietnam and served in the Army Reserves until 1975.
He was a skilled auto body technician, but in 1985 he joined the Billings Police Department. During his 25 years with the police department, he became a sergeant, and received numerous awards for his service and bravery, including a Medal of Honor in 1993. He retired from the police force Dec. 31, 2009.
He enjoyed riding his Harley and was an avid member of the Iron Warriors, Beartooth Chapter. He also enjoyed camping, boating, snowmobiling, gardening, restoring cars and spending time with friends and family.
He is preceded in death by second wife, Debbie; his brother, Lanny; and his sister, Elona.
He is survived by his wife, Andrea; brother, Ronald of Billings; two sons, David Unruh of Newalla, Okla., and Eric Unruh of Bozeman; and step-daughter, Erin Finley of Aurora, Ill.; four grandsons; and three granddaughters.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Smith’s Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th Street in Billings.

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