Wolf Point Herald

Marian R. Laubach


Marian R. Laubach of Berthoud, Colo., a former resident of Vida, Mont., passed away peacefully at Longmont (Colo.) United Hospital on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, with her family at her side. She was 92 years old.
She was born June 2, 1922, in McCone County, Mont., to Raymond and Ruth Marsh. There she grew up learning the values of hard work and responsibility. She attended schools in Wolf Point and graduated high school in 1941.
On May 31, 1941, she married Clarence J. Laubach. Marian continued in the role of farm wife doing many jobs to support Clarence and lovingly raised her children. Marian loved the farming lifestyle. She continued living in the Vida community until 2011 when she moved to Berthoud to live with her daughter.
She enjoyed doing handiwork such as crocheting. Marian also enjoyed bowling with friends in single’s leagues and with Clarence in couple’s leagues. It was a real treat to go to town and bowl. She attended the Vida Community Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband in 1987; son, Lynn C. Laubach in 2011; son-in-law, Michael Patterson in 2010; and a sister, Dorothy Tingler.
Marian is survived by her daughter, Rena’ Patterson of Berthoud; daughter-in-law, Susan Laubach of Vida, Mont.;  three grandchildren, Brandi Lynn Laubach, Crissy Laubach-Young and Shane M. Patterson; two great- grandchildren, Samantha Patterson and Wade Patterson; two sisters, Evelyn Casterline of Vida, Mont., and Rae Murphy of Circle, Mont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be announced at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
(Paid Obituary)

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Wade Todd

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Wade Patrick Todd, 53, died Oct. 16, 2014, in Wolf Point.
He was born Sept. 3, 1961, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Patricia Darlene Bauer and the late Elliott Lynn Todd.
He was very fortunate to have living experiences in various areas. Starting in California to Washington state, New Mexico, Utah and then moved here to Montana where he resided since 1995.
He married Arlene Todd in New Mexico and with her had a son, Brandon Todd. He then married Dorothy Rowl in New Mexico and to this union, three children were born, Joshua Todd, Justin Todd and Jacob Todd.
He was a jack of all trades, master of none. He worked in the family restaurant in New Mexico cooking and mostly enjoyed working with his brothers in the construction trade. He was very close to his brothers. They spent a lot of great times together. His father was a rancher and Wade also enjoyed time with him.
Those preceding him in death included his stepfather, Ron Klotz; and brother, Ken Todd.
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Bauer of Wolf Point; sons, Brandon, Joshua, Justin and Jacob Todd, all of New Mexico; daughter, Amber Jager of Wolf Point; sisters, Teri Long of Nashua and Tonya Thomas of Wolf Point; brothers, Jeff Todd and Tim Todd of Wolf Point; and many grandchildren.
His funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Conrad Peterson

Conrad E. Peterson went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 14, 2014, in the Eagle Cliff Manor in Billings, Mont. He was 88 years old.  
He was the fourth child born Jan. 11, 1926, in Vida, Mont., to Walter and Bertha Peterson. He attended grade school years in Vida, Mont., and then attended Wolf Point High School.  
He enlisted in the Navy and served in World War II and the Korean War and was honorably discharged in July of 1952.  
He married Pauline Gunn Oct. 15, 1952.  To this union, three children were born, Walter, Gaylene and Lonnie.  
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pauline Peterson; daughter, Gaylene Casterline of Wolf Point, Mont.; and son, Lonnie Peterson of Lake Stevens, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Bertha Peterson; brothers, Sid, David and Billy Peterson; sister, Lauren Olson; and oldest son, Walter Peterson.  
A family graveside burial service with U.S. Military honors was held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel, Mont. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Oct. 21 at Park Hill Assemblies of God Church in Billings, Mont. Funeral arrangements are by Remington Letcher Chapels of Laurel, Mont.  
(Paid Obituary)

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Daniel Handran

A memorial service was held for Daniel Joseph Handran, 68, of Coquille, Ore., on Oct. 4, 2014, at Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary.
Daniel was born Feb. 11, 1946, in Gillette, Wyo., the son of Warren and Ruth (Wolff) Handran. He passed away on Sept. 29, 2014, at his Coquille home.
Daniel was raised and educated in Scobey, Mont., and graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1963. He received a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Montana State University in Bozeman and went to work as an accountant and later became a certified public accountant. He made his home in Baker, Glendive and Gardiner, Mont., then moved to
Wieser, Idaho, and in 1989 moved to Coos Bay, Ore., where he opened his own office, Daniel J. Handran, CPA, PC in 1992.
Daniel was an active member of the community, serving on the board of the Coos Art Museum, St. Monica Catholic Church and Holy Name Catholic Church in Coquille. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and had served as an auditor for many community and charitable organizations. Daniel had a passion for horses and had been around them most of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Judy of Coquille; sons, Shawn (Debra) of Fremont, Calif., Patrick (Natesai) of Spokane, Wash., Ryan of Coquille and Tyler of Eugene, Ore.; daughter, Kerry Leigh of Salem, Ore.; eight grandchildren, Rebekah, Rachel, Miranda, Calista, Marisa, Caitlin, Olivia and Isaac; brothers, Jim (Lois) Handran of Gillette, Wyo., Jack (Darnell) Handran of Gillette, Wyo., Jerry (Jackie) Handran of Glendive, Mont., Bill (Peggy) Handran of Glendive; Tom (Jeri) Handran of Rapid City, S.D., and Tony Handran of Miles City, Mont.; sister, Betty (Dave) Fyfe of Wolf Point; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard “Dick.”
(Paid Obituary)

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Cathleen Eggebrecht

Cathleen “Kay” Eggebrecht, 90, of Billings, formerly of Vida, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Billings.
Services are pending under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Billings.

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