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Edmond Clark, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Wolf Point.
He was born Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1937, at Shiyo Baha (Prairie Chicken Hill), five miles west of Wolf Point on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. He was the third son of Earl Clark Sr. and Laura Ryan. He was a member of the Hudeshana-Red Bottom Clan of Assiniboine and an enrolled member of the Fort Peck Assiniboine Tribe.
In his early years, he attended grade school and high school in the Wolf Point Public School System. He graduated from Flandreau Indian School in Flandreau, S.D., in the class of 1957. He was an accomplished athlete, winning letters in basketball and football. In the mid-1950s, he was also a Montana State Golden Gloves Boxing champion.
He married Marie Shy Face Jan. 5, 1996.
He is survived by his children, Steve, Earl Ray, Eldon II, Donald and Jennifer; three grandchildren; and brothers, Dr. Kenneth Ryan of Wolf Point; Walter E. Clark of Frazer and Charles Clark of Sisseton, S.D..
He was preceded in death by his siblings, sister Joyce Clark Bellanger; brothers Earl Clark Jr. and Alvin Clark and sister Sharon Clark Nielson.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.
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Donna Chase, Itanchá Winyán, 85, died Aug. 22, 2015, in Poplar.
She was born May 23, 1930, to Eliza No Breast and David B. Johnson “Bad Temper” in Poplar. She was a very proud Dakota Sioux woman, one of the last full blood Dakota on the Fort Peck Reservation. She was proud of her Hunkpapa Minneconjou, Yanktonai and Sisseton Wahpaton heritage.
During her lifetime, she was employed at various places, she had wonderful memories of her employment at A&S Industries as an inspector, Pratts Enterprises, West Electronics as a supervisor and as a professional bingo player. She enjoyed making star quilts and would always help the family out by making her famous drymeat and chokecherry soups for family gatherings.
She enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She loved to laugh and crack jokes. She enjoyed going to celebrations to watch her great-grandchildren dance.
She lived most of her life in Chelsea “Minishda.” She always talked about her life when she was younger; horseback riding with her father, brother and sisters along the Missouri. She enjoyed traveling, talking on the phone with her friend Vivian Lindahl.
She is survived by her children, John Johnson, Richard White Owl III of Poplar, who she raised as her own, Eliza White Owl and Roberta “Jerry” Hegdahl of Wolf Point; numerous grandchildren; two sisters, Lydia Johnson of Wapato, Wash., and Gloria Buckles; and brother, Arnold Eagle Boy of Poplar.
She was a member of the Lindsey Dakota Presbyterian of Poplar and the Ladies Auxiliary of Glasgow.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Davetta Big Leggins Taylor; brother, Isadore R. Johnson; sisters, Evelyn Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, Gwendolyn Johnson Mail; husband, Elijah Curly Chase; grandchildren, Shelly Taylor, Elijah Runs Through; sisters, Mary Turning Heart, Mayme Red Eagle, Savannah Eagle Boy, Cynthia Sparvier, Flora Eagle Boy and Sandra Red Elk Adams; brothers, Floyd Eagle Boy, Willy Eagle Boy, Nelson Eagle Boy and Melvin Eagle Boy.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Cultural Center in Poplar. Interment was at Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.
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Tyrone Paul Gourneau, 27, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015.
He was born Nov. 21, 1987, to Greg Gourneau Sr. and Vera Longee.
First and foremost, he was a mama’s baby boy. He was a kind-hearted man, making many friends along his way. He graduated from Poplar High School in 2006, where he played football and participated in math events bringing home first-place awards.
He attended Fort Peck Community College and the University of Montana where he was in pursuit of degree in applied mathematics and education. He also became the general manager at Overland where he made life friends with the owners and coworkers. He began working at the Poplar Public school in the cafeteria. He enjoyed spending time with his nephew and they spent time building Legos, playing video games, and working on other little projects.
He was a firefighter on the Poplar Volunteer Fire Department for nine years along with his two brothers and mother. Serving on the department was his and his family’s hobby. He was a highly intelligent man, who was a mathematician and creative writing genius just like his father. He ranked in the top 3 percent of the nation in the subjects of math, science and English.
He loved to talk on the phone with his father because it was fun to say things and work him up then when he hung up he would say “I should have said ...”
He also loved hanging out at his home away from home with Uncle Vance and family. They loved hunting, fishing and camping. He enjoyed the long hours of playing Zilch with Grandpa Dee and was very adventurous. He especially enjoyed hanging out with his brother Zach.
Everyone associated him with his easygoing nature and crazy stories. He would always greet people with a smile and a funny remark. He was always willing to lend a hand.
He is survived by his mother, Vera Longee; father, Greg Gourneau Sr.; brothers, Greg Gourneau Jr., Zachary Gourneau, William Joseph Norgaard and Blake Nelligan; special cousin, Jorga Lin Christiansen who was like a little sister; and grandparents, Mary Ellen Gourneau and Patricia (Dave) Menz.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 21, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment was at Riverview Cemetery in Brockton. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.
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Zayden Youngman Good Bird left us to be with the Lord on Aug.12, 2015 at Colorado Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colo.
Zayden was born on July 17, 2013 to Annette Youngman and Chauncey Good Bird III in Wolf Point, Mont. In Zayden’s short life he was truly a blessing. He enjoyed playing with his sister Zamaria, loved being outside and had a special passion for collecting rocks. Zayden loved spending time with his cousins and siblings. His favorite show was Spongebob which he watched all the time. Zayden will be truly missed and never forgotten.
Zayden is survived by his parents Annette Youngman and Chauncey Good Bird; brothers John, Jarvis Marques Good Bird, Nicholas Russel; sisters Avery, Morgan and Sarah Russel and Zamaria Good Bird; aunts Chrystal Welch, FT. Totten, ND, Heather Young, Wolf Point, MT, Lemeia Youngman, Poplar, Mont., Chelsea (Patrick) Beauchamp, Wolf Point, Mont., Carolyn Good Bird, Maria Lone Bear all of Mandaree, ND; uncles John (Ralynn) Smoker, Poplar, Mont., Griffin (Adriann) Ricker Poplar, MT, Christopher Good Bird, Derris Good Bird, Steven Good Bird all of Mandaree, N.D. and Nathan Chase Jr. Poplar, Mont.; grandparents Tana Youngman Poplar, Mont., Chauncey (Loretta) Good Bird Jr. Mandaree, N.D., Scott Moran Poplar, Mont., great-great-grandfather Kenneth Smoker Sr. Poplar, Mont.; great-grandparents Doris and Gene Gone of Ft. Belknap, Mont., and all of his cousins which are too numerous to mention.
Zayden is preceded in death by his grandmother Karen Rose Smoker, great-grandmother Theresa Smoker both of Poplar, Mont.; grandpa John Rocky Smoker of Poplar, MT; grandma Arlene Riley Stiff Arm, Michelle Youngman, grandpa Ira Belion and great-grandparents William Bill Youngman, Stella Youngman, Arlene Youngman and Louis Jean Youngman.
Zayden was a great son, brother, cousin and grandson. He will be truly missed.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday August 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Poplar, MT. Interment will follow at the Poplar City Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Maria Ann Krauth Minear, 81, passed away Aug. 17, 2015 at the Hardin Hospital after battling cancer for several months.
Maria was born Sept. 25, 1933 to Fred and Ella Krauth. She was raised on the family farm north of Wolf Point on Hwy. 13. She attended Hammer School through third grade. A home was purchased in Wolf Point and school continued there, graduating in 1951. Summers were spent on the farm where Maria enjoyed all the animals, especially cats.
Maria worked at the Mountain Bell telephone office and later at MDU.
Maria married Myron Vietzke on August 25, 1956. A son Allan was born June 14, 1960. They were later divorced.
While working at MDU, Maria met Warren Minear, who happened to be doing plumbing work with Simenson Plumbing. He owned a plumbing shop in Hardin. They married Oct. 17, 1972. They managed W & M Plumbing in Hardin until Warren’s death October 23, 2008. They were members of First American Lutheran Church in Hardin.
Maria is survived by one son Allan of Lewistown, two granddaughters; Brittany of Billings and Nichole of Hardin, and five great grandchildren. She is survived by a brother Robert and Enid of Wolf Point and a sister Karyl Barnes of Glasgow.
She was preceded in death by her husband Warren and her parents Fred and Ella Krauth.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point.
Interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point where she will rest by her parents and her grandmother Anna Oehmig. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point is in charge of arrangements.