Wolf Point Herald

Mary O’Connor

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Mary Griswold O’Connor, 96, died Dec. 16, 2014, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
She was born Aug. 3, 1918, in Poplar to parents Luther “Pat” Griswold and Lillian Ashmore.
On May 16, 1937, she married Daniel O’Connor in Lewistown. In 1943, they moved to Tule Creek and to the current home place in 1952 where they raised their family.
She will be remembered by many for the “Cowboy Mustard” which she made and would sell at the flea markets in Poplar. She was a member of the Far Out Homemakers from its beginning.
She also ran the café at the old Jesse’s Supper Club.
She enjoyed ceramic classes in the ‘70s at Lorene Roberts. She enjoyed fixing hair for the ladies at Faith Lutheran Home right up until the time of her death and helping make quilts with the church ladies at First Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan; daughter, Rosie; grandchildren, Lynn Mann, Chris O’Connor and Brady Robertson; three brothers; and one sister.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna Mann of Wolf Point; sons, Pat of Miles City and Mike of Wolf Point; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;  three step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and seven step-great-great-grandchildren.  
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 20,
at the First Lutheran Church in Wolf Point. Cremation has taken place and ashes will be spread at the family ranch at a later date.

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John Dirks

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John Mervin Dirks, 86, of Savage died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at the Sidney Health Center in Sidney.
He was born Sept. 14, 1928, in Waldheim, Sask., Canada, the son of Abraham and Adeline Dirks.  
On April 7, 1955, he married Linda Wall in Lustre. They moved to Lambert,  where he worked on the farm as a young man until they moved to Mountain Lake in 1958 where he worked construction with his brother Art.
Later, they moved to Omaha, Neb., from 1959 to 1970 to work in a meat packing plant for 11 years.  They moved back to Lustre to farm with his father-in-law O.J. Wall until 2005.  He also worked as a bus driver for the local schools for nearly 30 years. He retired in September 2002 and moved to Williston in 2005 until their recent moved to Savage.  
He attended the EMB Church in Lustre and then attended Liberty Evangelical Church in Williston, N.D. After moving to Savage, he attended Yellowstone Community Church.  
His hobbies included collecting keychains, caps, old toy cars and tractors, as well as puzzle games. He enjoyed wood working and selling his wares at local bazaars. He was often found listening to the radio and keeping up with current events.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Lavonne Toews of Lustre, Cherylene Setchfield of Williston, N.D., and Valerie Fugleberg of Holdingford, Minn.; son, Kevin Dirks of Savage; 13 grandchildren; and three great- granddaughters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 23,  at the Lustre EMB Church in Lustre. Interment was at Lustre EMB Cemetery.

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Barbara Grandchamp

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Barbara LaMae Grandchamp, age 77, died on Dec. 21, 2014, of cancer. She was born Dec. 31, 1936, the oldest of nine children in Poplar, a daughter of Joe and Leah Bauer. She attended Frazer High School.  
She married Dusette Grandchamp on Nov. 1, 1954, in Wolf Point. Over their years of marriage, the couple brought six children into their lives. Charles Bisbee came into her life and added one more son and two grandchildren to the family. Her children remember her for her abundant patience and endless kindness. Her family was everything to her and there was nothing she would not do to bring happiness and LOVE to them. She was dedicated to her family and friends and was gifted at bringing warmth and happiness to all she touched.  
Barbara enjoyed gardening, writing poems, crocheting, watching western movies and reading. She loved her grandchildren.  Birthday cards were given she never forgot your special day. Barbara was put in the National Library of Poetry and received numerous awards.  
Barbara is survived by three daughters, Peggy Jo (Mitch) Martin of Great Falls, Shelley Marie (Keven) Johnston of Poplar and Leah Renee Granchamp of Billings; three sons, Dale Eugene (Joellen) Grandchamp and  James Dusette Grandchamp, both of Oswego, Douglas Jay (Willow) Grandchamp and Loren Bisbee, both of Wolf Point; her partner for the past 14 years, Charles Bisbee; 18 grandchildren, Mike, Colette, Paulette, Michele, Mitchell, Gladys, Paige, Shelden, Tiffany, Doug Jr., Honey, Jay, Dusette, Ryan, Joshua, Alisha, Mike and Renee Bisbee; and 16 great-grandchildren, Marty, Jessie, Cole, Brandon, Barbara, Amirra, Rylee, Mason, Braydon, Kaymia, Riley, Lalla, Savannah, Lucas, Levi, Terrell, Taylor and Sunny — what an AWESOME Grandmother-Granny; four sisters, Debra Wright, Pat Arthur and Judy Fourstar of Oswego, Katie Bauer of Billings; and brothers, Joe Bauer of California and Edward Bauer of Oswego.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Leah Bauer; husband, Dusette; sisters, Joann Bauer and Joyce Stevenson, both of Oswego; brother, Sam Bauer of Oswego; and Mike Bisbee of Wolf Point.  
We want to thank all her many friends who brought her so much joy and enriched her soul. Mom, rest in eternal peace, we love you. The family would like to thank all who were a care giver to mom and helped make her final days comfortable. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Funeral services were celebrated by Pastor Steve Smith at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery. A feed was held at the old Wolf Point Community Hall following the graveside services. Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
(Paid Obituary)

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Wayne Pawlowski

Wayne Richard Pawlowski, 85, lifelong McCone County farmer and rancher, died Dec. 12, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Williston, N.D.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 19, at the First Lutheran Church in Circle with Rev. Wade Brinkhopf officiating. Burial followed with full military honors in the Riverview Cemetery.
A full obituary will appear in next week’s issue of The Herald-News.

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Charlotte Caldwell

Charlotte Anne Caldwell, 45, died Dec. 20, 2014, at St. John’s  Lutheran Home in Billings.
A memorial service will take place in Culbertson next spring.
A full obituary will appear in next week’s issue of The Herald-News.

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