Wolf Point Herald

Beverly Fachner

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Beverly Carpenter Fachner, born Aug. 27, 1929, in Poplar, Mont., joined her Father in Heaven on July 30, 2015.
She was the daughter of Addie Ault and Claude Carpenter. She was born in her grandparents Elsie and Dan Carpenter’s home and was delivered by her grandmother Elsie who was a midwife in northeast Montana.
She attended school in Poplar and Wolf Point. Her family, including her grandmother Laura Ault, moved from Poplar to Wolf Point in 1941.
Bev married Ernest Fachner in June 1948. Ernest passed away in 2002.
Her life revolved around her children, Lynn Faith (Bill) Solberg of Laurel, Mont., Colin Matt (Ronalee) Fachner of Salem, Ore., and Brendan Lee (Lavonne) Fachner of Port Orchard, Wash.
She leaves grandchildren: Angela and Levi Solberg and Lily Fachner; great-grandchildren, Cash and Sage Doornek and Ember Lynn Solberg. She also leaves her brothers, Donald (Vonnie) of Wolf Point and Darrel (Barbara) of Canada.
Beverly had several different jobs in Wolf Point and Lewistown. She dearly loved her bed and breakfast in their home on the hill above Spring Creek.
Her hobbies included reading, writing letters and, for many years, entertaining, especially at Christmas time. In later years, she loved visiting the elderly, homebound, her children and grandchildren.
Beverly was happy to be going “Home” and prays that her family and friends join her.
Condolences can be sent to her daughter Lynn Solberg at 1253 Valley Dr, Laurel, MT 59044.
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Brian Wagner

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Brian Vaughan Wagner, 49, died July 26, 2015, at the Billings Clinic in Billings.
He was born Jan. 18, 1966, in Circle to Jean (Vaughan) and Victor Wagner. He was the fourth of five Wagner siblings and was raised on the family farm north of Circle. He was a happy child with a charismatic personality and enjoyed many friendships, most notably his partner in adventure, Scott Hisdahl. Where there was one, there would be the other, being nearly inseparable until he graduated high school in 1984 and left home to attend Wyotech in Laramie, Wyo.
After graduating as a diesel mechanic, he moved to Baker, where he plied his trade. The farm life called him back home, however, and he returned to Circle to live and work on the Wagner place. He spent his time as a farmer, trucker, mechanic and all- around hand.
He met and was wed to Suzette Douglas in 1995 and she and son Sam took up residence with him on the farm. To this union was born Holly Jean Wagner. The family eventually moved to Great Falls, where he gained some more of his favorite stories to tell working as a manager at Fast CarWash.
He returned to Circle alone and took up a new career as a carpenter working for and learning under Dean McCabe and later Josh Murphy in the construction business.
Following a five-year courtship, he married Jolie Moon in 2013. The couple worked most often as a pair and shared the job of parents to daughters Shannon Sierra Moon and Jaimie Rae Maves. He spent his time wearing many hats. He did whatever job he was called upon to do that day including carpenter, cowhand, bartender, truck driver, farmer and especially father and friend.
He had many struggles in his life, but he possessed a big, giving heart and a beautiful soul.
He is survived by wife, Jolie Wagner; daughters, Holly Wagner, Shannon Moon and Jaimie Maves;  and siblings, Nora Ellsworth, Bruce Wagner, Lois Wagner and Amy Mills.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Circle City Park in Circle with burial at Riverview Cemetery.

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Mitchell Todd

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Mitchell Curtis Todd, 58, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015.
He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 23, 1957, to Benny Todd Sr. and Ruth (McConnell) Todd.
Despite being in an accident at the age of 14 that left him paralyzed, he finished his education and graduated valedictorian from Frazer High School in 1976.
For physical therapy, he enjoyed painting ceramics and various other objects that people would bring him. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR racing. Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver. His favorite football team was the Seattle Seahawks. He still kept up with the Frazer Bearcubs and made it to the tournaments when he could.
He was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church.
He loved family get-togethers, especially at Christmas and his mom’s Fourth of July birthdays.
He married Geri Keiser Oct. 27, 1990. To that union, he gained four step-children.
He is survived by his wife, Geri of Wolf Point; step-children, Ron Keiser and Sophie Keiser, both of Wolf Point, and Justin Keiser of Deer Lodge, which he raised as his own; mother, Ruth Todd of Frazer; brother Benny Todd Jr. of Wolf Point; sisters, Julie Namyniuk of Hebron, N.D., Lisa Ackerman of Frazer; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Benny Todd Sr.; step-daughter, Tammy Keiser; grandson, Brandon Keiser; and granddaughter, Whitney Adams.
A prayer service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, 102 Custer St. in Wolf Point. Funeral services will be on Friday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel, 102 Custer St. in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at Oswego Catholic Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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Beatrice Jensen Koon

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Beatrice Jensen Koon, 85, died Friday, July 31, 2015.
She was born May 23, 1930, to Katheryn and Henry Peterson in Burleigh, Idaho. After the tragic death of her mother in 1940, she was raised by Lynwood and Lorraine (sister) Hickel. They brought her to Wolf Point in 1946.
She worked at Gillette Pharmacy’s soda fountain, Mountain Bell Telephone, JCPenney as a bookkeeper and The Fad.
She married Jerry Jensen June 30, 1949. After the death of Jerry on Feb. 2, 1989, she moved to Oregon. There, she met and married Waitman Koon and relocated in Johnstown, Ohio.
After Koon’s death, she moved to Glasgow, residing at Nemont Manor and Valley View Nursing Home.
Her faith in God carried through her life. Her trust in Jesus as her savior gave her peace.
She was preceded in death by nine siblings.
She is survived by children, Pam Galster and Dewayne Jensen; five grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside memorial will be held Sunday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point and Bell Mortuary of Glasgow were entrusted with the arrangements.

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Rod Johnson

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Rod Johnson, 83, died July 16, 2015, in Helena.
He and his brother, Ron, were born May 18, 1932, in Wallace, Idaho, to “Pat” (Gertrude Naomi Stuart) and Dick Johnson. He and his brother were raised in and around Montana; they were the closest of friends, as well as brothers, each other’s closest companions through thick and thin.
He served in the Air Force while Ron went to the Navy at age 17, their first separation, leaving behind their young siblings, Janet, Joan (twins again!) and Chuck Spencer. Four years later, they were back in Montana, each finding their spouses and beginning their family lives.
He met Shirley Forsness of Wolf Point at the University of Montana. They married in 1957 and commenced to build their lives and family together. They had Kirk, Kent and Kristine over the next few years and Rod began his career in the Montana State Highway Patrol. Incidentally, his twin, Ron, applied and was accepted in the same class, graduating together in 1963. They greatly enjoyed their patrol years together, made lifelong friends and had wonderful stories to tell.
He retired from the Patrol in Great Falls in 1973 and became Superintendent of Public School Transportation, where he enjoyed a second career with the school district in Great Falls.
Rod and Shirley’s family life was filled with camping trips, fishing, skiing and family get-togethers. Later, they took up kayaking, sailing and traveling, often with family, which brought them both great joy.
His greatest sadness was the loss of his wife, Shirley, in January 2011. He is survived by his children, Kent of Seattle, Wash., and Kristine of Halifax, Nova Scotia; and was predeceased by Kirk in 2012. He is also survived by his brothers, Ron of Wolf Point and Chuck of Helena; sister, Janet of Helena; and numerous grandchildren.
Family and friends will celebrate his life at New Hope Lutheran Church, 3125 Fifth Ave. S. in Great Falls, on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m.

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