Wolf Point Herald

Ellis Nordwick


Ellis “John” Nordwick, 87, died in Billings April 30, 2015.
He was born in Homestead Oct. 3, 1927, to Leona Nordwick (Knudtson) and Oliver Nordwick. He was the oldest son and second oldest of five children and the role fit him well. He was raised with a very strong work ethic and sense of responsibility. He was a wonderful father, mentor and friend.
He met his first wife, Helen Blevins Nordwick and, during their 34 years of marriage, they had a family of 12 children. He later met his current wife, Maryellen Nordwick, and they enjoyed 32 beautiful years together.
As a youth, he loved sports and excelled at basketball and football. He was an avid sportsman and loved to hunt and fish. He always loved animals, especially his dogs. Whether they were hunting or lap dogs, they always found his favor. He spent most of his life running the Log Cabin Bar, which he purchased in 1963 and provided a good living for his family. He was fondly known as “Hey John” by his friends and patrons at the bar. Later in life, he enjoyed storytelling and hearing of his children’s and grandchildren’s adventures.
He was preceded in death by sons, Earl and William Nordwick; daughters, Helene Nordwick and Kay Nelsen; and sister, Mary Cocco.
He is survived by sister, Evelyn Petersen; brothers, James and Ronald Nordwick; children, John Nordwick, Bruce Nordwick, LeAnn Kenney, Tom Nordwick, Mary Dewire, Joedy Fields, Marcy Nordwick and Joe Nordwick; stepchildren, Deeda Randle and Zane Johnson; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 5, at the Methodist Church in Culbertson.

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Esther Rued

Esther Rued, 97, of Froid, died at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson on Monday morning, May 4, 2015.
Her funeral service will be held at the Froid Lutheran Church in Froid at 1 p.m. Mountain Time Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Rev. Alvina Olstead will officiate. Interment in North Kvile Cemetery will follow the funeral service. Friends may call at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home in Williston on Monday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Central Time and for the hour preceding the service at the church on Tuesday.
A complete obituary will be announced by Everson-
Coughlin Funeral Home of Williston, N.D.

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Susan Melbourne

Susan Melbourne, 76, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Faith Home in Wolf Point.
A rosary will held Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar.  A Funeral Mass will be  Friday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar on. Interment will follow at Riverside Catholic Cemetery.

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Geraldine Spottedbird

Geraldine Spottedbird,  76, died Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Faith Home in Wolf Point.  
A prayer service will be held Monday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel.  Funeral services will be  held Tuesday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at the Brockton Cultural Center. Interment will follow at Riverside Catholic Cemetery.

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Gene Schock

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Gene Schock, 75, of St. Ignatius died April 8, 2015, in Ronan.
He was born in Wolf Point June 18, 1939, to Chris and Esther Schock. He attended Wolf Point High School and Lustre Christian High School.
In the mid 1960s, he moved his family to Ronan, where he operated a dairy farm. He owned and ran a restaurant in Polson for a time before moving to St. Ignatius, where he lived until his death. He raised sheep and cattle. He was an extremely diligent worker, committed to giving his animals the best care possible. He also drove school bus for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Judie; four children, Wesley of Keene Valley, N.Y., Valerie of Bakersfield, Calif., Timothy of Temecula, Calif., and Ronald of Gilbertsville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Carol of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and one brother, Jarrell of Fort Peck.

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