Wolf Point Herald

Alice Berner


Alice Viola Cahill Berner, born to farm and ranch in northern McCone County, Mont., Dec. 10, 1927, passed peacefully at home Dec. 21, 2014.
This daughter of Bud and Hazel Cahill rode horse solo across badlands and prairie to Sunnyside, the same school her mother and kids later attended. Her roots to the land were deep. Summers were filled with brandings, trail rides, rodeos, fairs, harvests, feasts, canning and plenty of out-of-state family. A good life.
Known for her optimism, this organizer, designer and dance teacher was a progressive activist: Farmers Union, 4-H, Democratic Party, AERO, organic farming. She designed houses, made huge wedding cakes, enjoyed quilting, antiques and scrapbooking.
Alice loved the land, farming and ranching, and her family. She raised four children, Jerry, Bonnie, Colleen and Allan; and enjoyed six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
May we dance together again.
(Paid Obituary)

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John Walter Timm

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John Walter Timm, 66, of Culbertson died Dec. 29, 2014.
He was born Feb. 10, 1948, in Billings to Roy and Lucille (Frost) Timm. The oldest of three children, he spent most of his childhood between North Dakota and various parts of Montana before finally settling with the family in Culbertson in the early ‘60s.  
He graduated from Culbertson High School in 1966. After high school, he enlisted in the Air Force.  He went on one tour in Viet Nam, then was honorably discharged from the military. When he returned home, he started working alongside his father, Roy, in the trucking industry. Not long after, John, Roy and Lucille created J&R Transportation. He dedicated his career to the success of the family business.
In 1970, he married Susan Herness and soon had two children, Stefanie and Jeremy. It wasn’t until a few years later that he ultimately met and married Linda (Hodges) Timm. It was evident that they were made for one another, between their affinity for goofy t-shirts, crazy jokes and silly movies  
When speaking of his family, his passion and pride was evident to all.  He had more friends than most could ever comprehend. He truly never met a stranger.
He was nearly a permanent fixture at the Roose-velt Memorial Nursing Home, visiting both Linda and Lucille multiple times a day. Some people may have viewed what he did as an obligation, but he absolutely loved being there for his family.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of Culbertson; his mother, Lucille; his children, Stefanie Timm of  Culbertson and Jeremy Timm of Billings; four granddaughters; and sisters Ginny Bjorge and Sandy  Lamb.
Cremation will take place. His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Culbertson. Pastor Gretchen Wagner will officiate. Military honors will be accorded after the memorial service. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services on Friday, Jan. 9.

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Ronald "Ronnie" Ricker Jr.



Ronald “Ronnie” Ricker Jr., 52, “Wakandhi Duta,” “Red Lightning” died Dec. 28, 2014, at the Billings Clinic.
He was born to Marion Shields and Ronald “Jiggs” Ricker Sr. April 24, 1962. As the oldest, he was known as the protective big brother.
In 1987, he found his true calling in life as he became a father to his son Griffin. He spent Griffin’s childhood teaching him his favorite pastimes of fishing, hunting, baseball, building model toys, playing video games and watching action movies. He never hesitated to take Griffin anywhere with him. Later, he took in and loved his stepchildren Rhea and Jaylen as his own. Always with them was his oldest grandson Kaniel.
One of the most influential experiences of his life was his position at the Fort Peck Tribes Juvenile Detention Center. He took great pride in his position and care for the youth who walked through the door. He understood them as he recognized much of himself in them. He also made important connections with those he worked with and the guards on staff.
He was a simple man who knew the best thing he had to offer was his love and his time. He had a compassionate heart that left a lasting impression on many people and with the many dogs that he took in throughout his life. He had a strong work ethic no matter what his job title was and he made sure to make meaningful connections with the people with whom he worked. His infectious smile and humor was also a staple characteristic.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Randy Ricker.
He is survived by his father, Ronald “Jiggs” Ricker Sr; children, Griffin Ricker, Rhea Ricker and Jaylen Country; three grandchildren; sisters, Betty Ricker and Angela Ricker; brothers, Brian Riley of Portland, Ore., Jeff Ricker of Cheyenne, Wyo., Albert Ricker of Portland, Johnny Ricker of Austin, Texas, Paul Ricker of Portland, Dakota Christian and Cherokee Christian; and grandmother, Berle Jordison of Assiniboia, Sask., Canada.
A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 2, at the Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment was at the Chelsea Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Lorraine Wakan Stormy

Lorraine Wakan Stormy died Dec. 29, 2014, in Poplar.
A wake will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Poplar Activity Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Poplar Activity Center.  Interment will be at Box Elder Cemetery near Poplar.

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Myrna Finley

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Myrna Finley
Myrna Rose Schindler Finley, 58, died Dec. 26, 2014, in Wolf Point.
She was born Oct. 6, 1957, in Poplar to William and Lillian (Robinson) Schindler. She lived most of her life in her hometown of Wolf Point.
She married Roger Robinson of Peoria, Ill., and from this union they had three children — two girls and one boy. She later divorced and married Richard Finley of New Town, N.D. Together, they had one son. He was the apple of her eye.
She was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Robinson; brothers, Reno Robinson, Albert “Billy” Schindler and Curtis Schindler; and a special friend, Kevin Small.
She is survived by a son, Brandon Finley of Great Falls; two daughters, Monica and Michelle Robinson; brothers, Gerald “Jerry” Schindler of Wolf Point and Kevin Schindler of Poplar; sisters, Sandra St. Germaine and Cecile Schind-ler, both of Wolf Point, and Margaret Schindler of Corpus Christi, Texas; and two grandchildren.
A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at the new Wolf Point Community Hall. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at the new Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment will follow at the Chicken Hill Cemetery in Oswego. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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