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Ruth Viola Allman, 101, formerly of Wolf Point and Valley County, passed away in Mesa, Ariz., on May 12, 2015.
She was born to Nora and Henry Fossen on Aug. 31, 1913, in Fingal, N.D. At a young age, she moved with her family to the Cottonwood area north of Wolf Point where they homesteaded. She graduated with the class of 1933 from Wolf Point High School.
While in high school, she and her sister, Liffie, formed the Fossen Orchestra and played at dances in northeast Montana, including at the Silver Star west of Scobey.
After graduation, she worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Burgess in Glasgow.
In 1937, she married Ellis Allman in the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. They moved to Wolf Point in the early 1940s and remained there until 1965 when they moved north of Nashua to the farm in the Grain community.
From that point on, they remained north of Nashua, Glasgow or Fort Peck Lake in the summers and Mesa, Ariz., in winters.
She was a member of and very active in First Lutheran Church and choir in Wolf Point and Glasgow and was a member of Bethel Lutheran during the years they lived in that community.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ellis; children, Mark, Kathy, Steven and David; and her sister, Liffie Mundt Trumbull.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou Buch-
mann Wahlberg of Mesa and Sandi (Jerry) Wyrzykowski of Fort Peck; grandsons, Corby and Craig Allman of San Diego, Calif., Jonathan Wyrzykowski of Conrad; granddaughter, Amy Wyrzykowski (Bob) Hand of Billings; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. She is also survived by a niece, Nola Mundt Collins in Mesa, Ariz., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held later in Wolf Point with burial in Greenwood Cemetery next to her husband and children.
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Marian Sundell, 89, of Billings, passed away peacefully on May 25, 2015.
Marian was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Wolf Point, Mont., the daughter of Henry and Rekka Fredrickson. She came to Billings in 1947. It was here where she met her future husband, Leonard Sundell. Leonard and Marian were married and lived happily together for 65 years in Billings, spending many winters in Green Valley, Ariz.
Marian was greatly loved by her family and friends. All who knew her will greatly miss her qualities of giving, loving, and caring for others. She was always able to see the best in everyone.
She was active in many community groups including being a charter member of both the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd as well as Billings Optimist Club, a member of Chapter AE PEO and her Bridge Club.
She was a source of unconditional support to Leonard and made all of his goals in life her goals as well. Friends and neighbors will fondly remember her outgoing nature and friendly smile.
Mom was a great hostess and welcomed numerous friends to her home. She set a beautiful table and filled it with friends and her delicious food. Her secret to a great dinner party was her careful list-making. She began days ahead, organizing her menu, shopping, and setting the table. Every minute was carefully planned-out ahead, so she could enjoy visiting with her guests when they arrived. She was the “hostess with the mostest.”
Survivors include her husband, Leonard Sundell; son, Drew (Anny) Sundell; her daughter, Julie (Del) Hopewell; her three grandchildren, Jessica (David) Wheeler, Ryan Hopewell and Leah (David) Swalley; her sister-in-law,Shirley Fredrickson; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was so proud to also welcome her first great grandchild, Adalie Wheeler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Rae Overs; and brother, Richard Fredrickson.
Cremation has taken place at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd or the charity of your choice.
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Memorial services for Dennis Ueland were held Wednesday, June 3. Pastor Mark Taylor officiated at graveside rites with military honors at 11:30 a.m. at the Antelope Creek Cemetery. He died early Thursday morning, May 28; he was 56.
Dennis James Ueland was born June 30, 1958, in Culbertson, the son of Ron and Ann (Oelkers) Ueland. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith and was a member of the Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Life Scout. A highlight of his scouting years was when the troop made flat-bottom boats and floated from Wolf Point to the Yellowstone-Missouri confluence, camping along the way.
He was active in sports, chorus and band. The family moved in 1973 to the Ueland farm at Antelope, where he graduated from High School in 1976.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent eight years serving as a helicopter crew chief in Germany and Korea: he served at Camp Casey, the same base in Korea where his father had served, and where his son later served as well. His love for flying continued. He even bought a well-used helicopter in Texas and was planning to restore it to airworthiness ... one of those unfinished lifetime projects.
After his discharge in 1983 and a couple of years later, he went to the Phoenix Institute of Technology and earned an associate degree in architectural drafting. He worked for several architectural firms before he returned to Montana.
He worked in the agricultural industry, doing everything from farming through the grain elevator, as well as in construction and in the oilfields.
Denny was an awesome artist, starting when he was a child; later with training he developed his skills working in charcoal, pen-and-ink and oils and passed this talent on to his children. Dennis was a friend to many, a man with a big heart, a contagious smile and an infectious laugh. He will be sorely missed.
Denny is survived by his children: Crystal Chase of Cottage Grove, Ore., Curtis of Antelope; and Cammy Harwell of Cottage Grove; three grandchildren; his father, Ron Ueland of Antelope; and sisters Cindy Burton of Antelope, Ginger Ueland of Stevensville and Barbie Ueland of Antelope; and his special lady friend, Deb Ledbetter of Antelope.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann, in 2009.
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Edwin Fast Horse Sr., 63, died May 15, 2015, at his home in Tacoma, Wash.
He was born to Lorance Fast Horse and Victoria Tomahawk Nov. 16, 1951, in Poplar.
He lived most of his life in Tacoma. He went to school in Brockton and went on to receive his G.E.D. He also obtained his certificate in plumbing and carpentry.
He enjoyed going to pow-wows and listening to Indian music. He liked to watch football games and Indian movies.
He is survived by four sons, Lawrence Fast Horse Sr., Troy Fast Horse, William Fast Horse and Edwin “Chief Fast Horse Jr.; brothers, Lester Fast Horse Sr., Sonny Martin, Robert and Old Rock Martin; sisters, Lorna Martin and Rosa Boyd; adopted sisters, Francine LeMay, Kate Many Ribs and April Nation; 14 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Elaine Fast Horse and Nancy Bauer; brother, John Eagleman Jr.; grandson, Pernell Dubray; and great-grandson, Dustin Scott Jr.
A wake will be held Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Brockton. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 5, at 1 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Brockton. Interment will follow at Riverside Presbyterian Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Lila Joan “Jo” Erickson, 79, died at her home in Laughlin, Nev., Feb. 6, 2015.
She was born to Harry and Mary Eustis on July 4, 1936, in Williston, N.D. She attended schools in Williston, N.D., until seventh grade when she moved to Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1955.
In 1960, she married Melvin “Buddy” Erickson and together they had fiveboys, Tony, Lyndon (Lynn), Barry, Brian and Jeff. They later divorced and she never remarried.
She worked for the phone company for several years in Glasgow and when they moved the office she went to work for Woolworths until she moved back to Williston, N.D., where she worked for O.K. Tire Company until she retired.
Upon her retirement, she moved to the Laughlin, Nev./Bull Head City, Ariz., area where the weather was warm and she could enjoy Bingo and cards on a regular basis. She made several good friends in the area and enjoyed their company.
She was preceded in death by three, brothers Cyril, Harry Albert and LeRoy Eustis; three sisters, Fern (Ardean) Running, Eileen Vogel and Mary (Ellis) Jennings;and one son, Barry Allan Erickson.
Survivors include four sons, Tony Erickson of Gillette, Wyo., Lyndon Erickson of Spokane, Wash., Brian Erickson of Wolf Point and Jeff Erickson of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; one daughter, Annell O’Neill of Milwaukie, Ore.; several grandchildren; and great- grandchildren.
She donated her body to science and was cremated in Arizona. There was a memorial service Saturday, May 30, at the Bell Mortuary sanctuary with a Celebration of Life following at the Cottonwood Inn, all in Glasgow.