Wolf Point Herald

Roger Frislie

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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.
(Paid Obituary)

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Peter Feda

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 Runs Through

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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.
(Paid Obituary)

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Doreen Rothe

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Doreen Rothe, 86, of Omaha, Neb., died Friday, April 3, 2015, at her home.
She was born the youngest child of Ed and Clara Huso of Cottonwood, Minn. She grew up on the farm, entered country school at age four and graduated at age 16.
Being musically talented, she sang in choirs, played in band and learned to play the church organ, which she continued to do for 30 years.
As a young woman, she moved to Wolf Point, where she met and married Ed Rothe. She did bookkeeping for the family dairy business, played organ and sang for their church and enjoyed bowling, bridge and golf.  
After they sold the business, they spent 10 years in semi-retirement in Sturgis, S.D. They once again entered business, for three years, running a motel and restaurant in Jacksonville, Texas. They then retired, spending winters in Sun City, Ariz., and summers in the Black Hills until Ed’s death in 1990.
She remained active in her church and enjoyed dancing and traveling. After living another 18 years in the Sun City area, she moved to be near her son Steven and his family in Omaha six years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Ed; her brother, Robert Huso of Sun City, Ariz., and sister, Exine Leverson of San Diego, Calif.
She is survived by their son, Steven Rothe of Omaha; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sisters, Lillian Nedrud of Wolf Point and Dorothy Benjamin of Carmichael, Calif.

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Ocean Deserly

Ocean Deserly, 21, died on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Wolf Point.
A wake will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 10, at the new Community Hall in Wolf Point. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at the new Community Hall in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at King Memorial Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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