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Alicia M. (Berger) McLeroy, 71, of Joliet, Ill., died at home Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
She was born in Wolf Point Sept. 9, 1943, to the late Mary Josephine "Toots" and Peter Berger. She moved with her family to the Joliet area at the age of 13 and attended Lockport Township High School where she graduated with the Class of 1961.
She enjoyed a lengthy career in retail sales. She volunteered in various capacities for several area organizations, including the Crisis Line. Her hobbies included line dancing, bowling, puzzles, cards, dice games and the movies. She was an Elvis fan and very proud of her Indian heritage.
She was preceded in death by siblings, JoAnne Berger (in infancy), Gerald “Jerry” Berger and Geraldine “Sis” Ridge.
She is survived by her children, Leah Treasure, Richard McLeroy Jr., Mark McLeroy, Angela McLeroy and JoAnne McLeroy; three grandchildren; and siblings, Sandra Berger Lippy, Elizabeth Berger Russell and Peter Dale Berger.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 13, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Joliet. Interment was at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Joliet.
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James David Stone, 67, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at his home in Hope, Ark.
Born in Norwood, Mass., on March 29, 1948, to the late Edwin and Eva Stone, Jim lived the majority of his youth on the eastern plains of Montana in Wolf Point with his two brothers and two sisters.
It was there he met and married the love of his life for 43 years, Dianne (Jensen) Stone.
After proudly serving his country in Viet Nam, Jim was honorably discharged from the Navy and returned to Wolf Point to marry. His job within the lumber industry took him from Montana to New Mexico then finally to Arkansas, where he and Dianne have lived for over 15 years.
Afflicted with many physical ailments since his mid-30s, he attacked each diagnosis with ferocity and a positive attitude that was both admired and envied by all who knew him.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edwin "Ed" Stone.
He is survived by his faithful wife, Dianne; his brother, Tracey Stone of Glasgow, Mont.; his sisters, Karel (Stone) Schutt and Laurie (Stone) Lien of Wolf Point, Mont.; his daughter, Allison (Stone) Chavez and her husband, John, along with their five children, Chandler, Brandon, Annalise, Evan and Julianna of Phoenix, Ariz.; his daughter, Sara (Stone) Garcia, along with her four children, Kelly, Erik, Erica and Sabrina of Hope and Las Vegas, N.M.; and his great-grandson, Christian, and his mother, Chelsea Greenman.
"Dado" Jim loved nothing above his family and while we mourn his passing, we smile knowing Jim walked without pain to meet our heavenly Father and his loved ones waiting for him.
Visitation will be Friday, April 17, 2015, beginning with a rosary at 5:30 p.m. and continuing on until 8 p.m. at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home.
A Celebrating Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Good Hope in Hope, Ark., with Father Alphonse officiating. Military honors will follow service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Our Lady of Good Hope, 315 South Walker Street, Hope, AR; 870-777-3202.
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Roger Duane Frislie, 54, of Colstrip, formerly of Wolf Point, was born Sept. 2, 1960, in Wolf Point, Mont., to Allison and Mildred (Vacura) Frislie Sr. and passed away gently in his sleep April 6, 2015.
He attended schools in Wolf Point, Mont., until he was 12 and then in Greenbush, Minn., where he excelled in basketball and baseball and appeared in the book of Who’s Who of High School Athletics, of which he was very proud.
He married Mary Ellen Gray Hawk and to this union came four children, and since she already had three children from a previous marriage, he helped to raise them as well. They later divorced, but remained friends until his passing.
April 14, 2008, he married Jerri Lynn Smoker.
Roger worked at various jobs and farms as a ranchhand before moving back to Wolf Point and working at A&S
Tribal Industries in 1983. He worked there for 13 years in various capacities such as a sander operator, welder, press mechanic, third shift supervisor and finally in the smelting area, melting scrap aluminum into ingots to be sold. He also drove truck for a period of time with his dad Al and later for the Ost brothers. He was a trusted and dedicated employee. Roger met many lifelong friends during this time and continued their friendship until his death.
In his later years, Roger worked at the Tribal Ranch as a ranch hand and especially enjoyed his job working cattle and riding horses.
Roger also tried his hand at rodeoing. He rode saddle bronc, bulls, he loved calf roping and his ex-father-in-law Jim Boyd also taught him to steer wrestle. He was a member of the Burton Rider Rodeo Club and helped to weld chutes and ready the grounds for Poplar’s Wild West Days.
Roger is survived by his wife, Jerri Lynn; children, John Martell Jr., Unity (Alex Gwin) Martell, Felicia (Dave Mathison) Martell and Melissa (Michael) Horn, Patience and Derrick Frislie, all of Poplar, and Alison (Chad) Failing of El Paso, Texas; and seven granddaughters; and 19 grandsons. He is also survived by his mother, Mildred Frislie of Badger, Minn.; sisters, Karen (Brian) Trangsrud, also of Badger, Minda (Jeff) Przekwas of Roseau, Minn.; brothers, Allison (Renae) Frislie Jr. of Lancaster, Minn., and Franklin (LaRae) Frislie of Badger; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Minnesota.
He was preceded in death by his father, Allison Frislie; sister, Christie Bentow; and best friend, Woodsy.
His hobbies included fishing, hunting, playing softball, golfing, trapshooting, barbecuing and visiting his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed horseback riding and took many rides into the Pryor Mountains with his friend, Robert Wallette.
Dad, the last few years we grew closer together and you will be missed more than words can say. Give Grandpa Frislie and Auntie Christie a big hug from us. We love you.
A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. His funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point.
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Peter Michael Feda, a resident of Grantsburg, Wisc., died March 25, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz.
He was born in Helena on June 23, 1942, and grew up in Wolf Point.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Peter M. Feda and Donna Feda.
He is survived by his sister, Geneveve Stubban.
He was a retired teacher. During his career, he taught in Faribault, Le Center and Duluth, Minn., and then in Grantsburg, Wisc., until his retirement.
A memorial service is pending.
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Thomas Dale Runs Through passed from this life on Monday, the sixth of April, 2015, in the year of our Lord.
He was born June 18, 1962, in Wolf Point, Roosevelt County, Mont., to Wallace and Ruby (Four Star) Runs Through. He lived 48 years in Frazer, Mont., and the remaining four years of his life in Wolf Point, Mont. He attended school in Frazer 11 years before starting work at A&S Industries in Poplar. He also worked at West Electronics, he assisted and helped the Senior Citizen Meat Delivery and Home Health Care, cleaning yards.
Thomas was a lineal descendant of the Red Bottom Clan (Hudesana) Assiniboine Nation and also was a baptized member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latterday Saints, both of which held a special place in his life.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, auto mechanics, carpentry and was skilled in cooking traditional meals for the family. He learned auto mechanics by assisting his father and he in turn taught many of his nephews the skills he learned. He hunted and fished with his father and passed those skills to his nephews and nieces.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Ruby (Four Star) Runs Through; brother, Arthur Runs Through; grandparents, Andrew Four Star Sr., Gae Four Star Matthews, Marion Runs Through and Katie Runs Through Jackson; brother-in-law, Sherman Talks Different Sr.; nephew, Rocky Clark; niece, Jolene Runs Through; and grandson, Bryce Onstad.
Survivors include Brenda Bauer (special companion); sisters, Marva Runs Through, Kathryn Talks Different, Debra (Sterling) Ramsey, Carol Runs Through Foote, Brenda (Leonard) Hollow Horn, Janet (Jake) Good Bear and Janeen (Darrell) Beston Sr.; brothers, Marion (Millie) Runs Through Sr. and Wallace Runs Through Jr.; aunts, Shirlane Gleed and Arlene Jackson; uncles, Floyd Runs Through, Mason Runs Through Sr., Dallas Four Star and Andrew Four Star; and many nephews, nieces and grandchildren too numerous to mention, but all remembered just the same.
Services are to be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the New Wolf Point Community Hall with interment at the Oswego Presbyterian Cemetery immediately following. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel is handling funeral arrangements.