Wolf Point Herald

Courtney Robert Cantrell Jr.

Courtney Robert Cantrell Jr., 55, died Sept. 26, 2016, at his home in Wolf Point.
He was born April 26, 1961, in Inglewood, Calif., to Melissa White Eagle and Courtney Cantrell Sr. He lived the majority of his life in Wolf Point.
In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping.
When he was a teenager, he went to Kicking Horse Job Corps in Ronan and graduated.
Coming home to Wolf Point, he worked seismographing, some firefighting, railroad work and renovations and construction with his father.
Later, he moved to Oregon, where he met Kathy Vanderbilt. To this relationship was born his only child, Courtney Verle. They later separated and he came back to Wolf Point.
He enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives. He was very close to his nephews and nieces. He had a good sense of humor and always had the family laughing about something.
He is survived by his mother, Melissa Cantrell of Wolf Point; sisters, Juanita Cantrell, Della Pipestem, Jonny Lee Bearcub, all of Wolf Point, Rosaline Tompkins, Carla Soto of Lacy, Wash., Georgia Dupuis of New Jersey and Debra Dolde of California; brother, Michael Ackerman-Cantrell of Poplar; adopted brother, Martin (James) Bordeaux; son, Courtney Verle Cantrell of Oregon; and special friend, Paula Azure of Wolf Point.
His funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 30, at the Wolf Point Community Hall. Interment was at the St. Ann’s Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Michael Peterson

Michael R. Peterson, 63, of Wolf Point died Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.
He was born Oct. 6, 1952, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Wilbur and Iris (Loader) Peterson. He grew up in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Fort Collins, Colo. At the age of 17, he learned flooring installation working for his brother, Ralph, laying carpet and tile. He also received his water and wastewater certification.
He met Catherine Pepperl in Casper, Wyo., and they were married Aug. 16, 1980, in Fort Collins. They had two sons, James and Jacob. The family moved to Wolf Point in 1987. He enjoyed his work at Buttrey Food, where he made many lifelong friends.
He attended the Art Institute in Portland, Ore., and then began The Acorn Shop in Wolf Point, refinishing and reproducing antique furniture out of his home. The quality craftsmanship he provided was his greatest pride.
He had a love for music and enjoyed the outdoors, particularly hunting, fishing, shooting and camping with his family. He was a Denver Broncos fan and would never miss a game. Although he had many hobbies and interests, his greatest passion in life was his family.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joe, Marion and Wilbur “Pete;” and sisters, Twila and Phyllis.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine; sons, James Peterson of Belgrade and Jacob Peterson of Wolf Point; two grandchildren; and brothers, John of Wyoming and Ralph of Nebraska.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 7, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, followed by interment at Greenwood Cemetery.

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Laverda Eagle Bear

Laverda Eagle Bear, 77, of Poplar, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Billings.
The funeral service will be announced at a later date pending completion of the arrangements by Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point.

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Lois Moe

Lois Moe, 73, formerly of Wolf Point, died Sept. 29, 2016, in Big Sandy while on hospice.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1942, to Verna and Vern Miller in Glendive. She grew up in Richey and attended grade school and high school there. Richey was always home to her.
She later moved to Wolf Point and worked at the Triangle Café where she met Coke Moe. They married in February of 1962. They had two daughters and later divorced in 1982. They remained friends as he would buy the groceries and she would cook. She loved to cook and would feed all at any given time.
She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports. Softball was her favorite as she an avid player, even playing in the state tournament with the “Sunshine Girls.” She also enjoyed watching baseball and the World Series and was a big fan of rodeos.
She loved to be outdoors working and gardening. She always had an immaculate yard and house and expected her girls to have the same. She was never afraid to voice her opinion and everyone always knew where they stood with Lois. She was a very outspoken, stubborn lady even up until her death.
Preceding her in death includes her stepfather, Gene Mickelson; her stepmother Agnes Miller; and sister, Denise.
She is survived by her daughters, Pam and Carla; numerous grandchildren; brothers, Bob Miller, Dick Miller, Gerald Mickelson and David Posey; and sisters, Vickie Mecum, Karen Klundt, Marlene LaCounte and Carol Posey.
Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 3, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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William Dean Strauser

William Dean “Bill” Strauser, 84, of Poplar, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Billings Clinic in Billings.

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