Wolf Point Herald

Lola Wetsit

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Lola Marie Wetsit, 68, died Aug. 30, 2014.
She was born Feb. 13, 1946, in Poplar to Ruth Hawk Brock.
She married an Air Force man, Victor Romero, in 1963. They lived in Tachakawa, Japan, for three years and had two children, Laura Romero and Victor “Jake” Romero, to accompany the oldest daughter, Ruth Williams.  They moved back to the United States in 1967. They later divorced.
She married Gerald Jackson in 1971. He was also in the U.S. Military (Army) and they traveled. They had two children, Joshua Jackson and Leigh Ann Jackson. They later divorced.
She then met and married Bootsie Wetsit in 1982 and was with him until his death.
She worked various jobs throughout her life. She was a nurse’s aide at the Faith Home.
She also worked at the Wolf Point Head Start for about 13 years. She loved every moment working with the children. She always had funny stories about how fun they were.  She retired in 2009 due to medical problems.
She enjoyed fishing and attending pow-wows. She loved watching the Seattle Seahawks and playing her machines at the Silverwolf Casino.
She loved life and fought hard to live it right until the end.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Romero; and brothers William Williams, Kermit Brock and Kevin Brock.
She is survived by children, Ruth Williams, Victor Romero Jr., Joshua Jackson and Leigh Ann Jackson, all of Wolf Point; siblings; Ronald Williams of Wolf Point, Ernie Christianson of Dillon, MT, Emby Christianson of Dillon, Mary Williams of Wolf Point, Eugene Brock of Wolf Point, and Sharon Brock of Wolf Point; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.  
Her funeral was held Sept. 6 at the United Dakota Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m.

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Bernice Hummer

Bernice Neufeld Hummer, 88, of Alexandria, Va., died  at her home Saturday morning, Aug. 30, 2014.
She left her hometown of Wolf Point at age 17 to work for the FBI in Washington, D.C.
She married Beverly Traylor Hummer in 1948 and spent the rest of her life in Virginia.
She lived defiantly with her cancer for more than eight years.
She is survived by a brother, Harvey; sister, Vernell Knapp; children Karen Fort, Beverly Traylor and Michael Severyn; and three grandchildren.

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Jacob Hansen

Jacob Hansen, 94, of Poplar, MT passed away Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at the Poplar Hospital.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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William Beck

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William Beck, 82, of Poplar, died Aug. 27, 2014.
Born in Scooba, Miss., in 1932, he rode a Texas oil rig into Poplar at the age of 20 and met his bride-to-be that very night at the Fort Theatre. Pat and Bill were married for 60 years.
Touring in Europe while he was serving as military policeman in the U.S. Army, Bill and Pat were stationed in Germany. After his return to the states, he worked days for Anderson’s Appliance and nights for the Poplar City Police.
He opened Beck’s Electric in 1965 and sold appliances, boats, motorcycles and snowmobiles. His father-in-law, Roy Richards, operated the gun shop in the front of Bill’s store. He later sold the electrical part of the business, keeping the gun shop and running a farm/ranch north of Poplar and in the riverbottom.
He was a member of the Poplar Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce. He was elected mayor of the City of Poplar and served from 1989 to 1994. He loved his job and regretted that he had to resign when he moved outside the city limits.
They have three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were planned for Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the First Presbyterian Church in Poplar, where he served as an active member and officer. Interment was at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Viola “Ole” Marie Unruh

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Viola “Ole” Marie Unruh, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
She was born a twin on May 19, 1924, in Richey to Ben Richert and Susie
(Boese) Richert.
She graduated the eighth grade and later received her GED.
She married Ben Unruh Aug. 19, 1945, and together they raised five children. They lived on the farm in Richey until moving to Wolf Point in 1957.
She was always proud of her achievements as an X-ray technician at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
She loved to play the piano/organ, which she learned to play in only 27 lessons. She loved to listen to her children sing, loved to bake and also loved working in the garden and the yard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Unruh; siblings, Lillie, Josephine, Elvina, Andrew, Violet (her twin) and Erbin; grandson, Brett Lunder; and great-grandchildren, Jade LaRae Charette and Mackenzie Smith.
She is survived by her five children, Marco Unruh, Joyce Clemow, Lorraine Lunder, Clarice Charette, and Benita Neumiller; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 29, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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