Wolf Point Herald

Marlene Ann Stai


Marlene Ann Stai passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Riverstone Hospice House in Billings from cancer.
Marlene was born April 24, 1942, to Albert and Emma Stai in Wolf Point. She was confirmed in the First Lutheran Church June 2, 1957. She graduated from Wolf Point High School in 1960.
She worked for Western National Bank in Wolf Point and transferred to the Flathead Bank in Big Fork. She later moved to Billings and worked for First Interstate Bank and retired in 2004.
She volunteered for Billings Clinic and most of it was in the Infusion Center. She thought so much of Robyn and Peg. Marlene had many hobbies and was always making things and giving them away.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Willard Stai; sister, Janice Kyle; and Norman Nordstrom.
Marlene is survived by her brothers, Melvin (Marlys) Stai of Scobey, Norman Stai of Billings; her sister, Evelyn Leuenberger; and Susan Stai, sister-in-law of Billings. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Memorial may be made to the charity of your choice.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday June 20, 2015, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point, Mont., with Pastor Christine Holler-Dinsmore and a reception lunch by the ladies of the Lutheran Church will follow. Arrangements are by Cremation and Funeral Gallery of Billings. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”
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Jared Adams


Jared Duane Campbell Adams, Wambdi Taobi “Wounded Eagle,” 21, died  Thursday, April 30, 2015.  
He was born May 17, 1993, in Wolf Point to Rodney “Hokey” Adams and Iris Campbell.  
He attended schools in Wolf Point and Dickinson, N.D. He had many hobbies and talents and especially enjoyed listening to music, cruising and “chilling” with friends.
He enjoyed watching and helping his dad fix cars. He had a special talent with assembling and upgrading audio/visual equipment and anything to do with computers.
He was generous and would go an extra mile to help or be there for friends or family in need. He had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by parents, Iris “Oosh” Campbell and Rodney “Hokey” Adams, both of Wolf Point; brothers Jordan Birdsbill of Kent, Wash., and James Wilson of Wolf Point; sisters, Latoya Holen of Wolf Point, Taynia Birdsbill of Williston, N.D., Deena  Birdsbill of Dickinson, N.D., and Tena Birdsbill of Wolf Point; and his special friend, Rainece Racine of Gilbert, Ariz.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at the New Community Hall in Wolf Point.  Interment was at King Memorial Cemetery.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with arrangements.

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Charlotte “Cherie” Fisher

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Charlotte “Cherie” Fisher, 68, of Bainville died suddenly early Saturday morning, April 25, 2015, at her Bainville residence.
She was born June 20, 1946, to Axel and Margerie Hansen in Williston, N.D. She was raised on a farm north of Bainville, confirmed at First English Lutheran Church and graduated from Bainville High School.
On Oct. 18, 1965, she married Daniel Fisher in Idaho Falls. They lived in Montana until 1976 when his job moved them to Salt Lake City where they lived and raised their two children until 1986 when they moved back to Montana.
She loved sewing, flower arranging, gardening, almost anything that allowed her to create beautiful crafts. In addition to her crafting, she kept busy beautifying others as a Mary Kay consultant.
There are many memories of sitting around Dan and Cherie’s table, tasting Dan’s experiments, or recipes as he called them, and having a good laugh at Cherie’s response. Everyone will always remember her laugh, as well as her scolding “Daniel Ray!” when he was driving too fast or crazy depending upon his mood.
For years, she was part of a football pool which included many of her family members, she often was honored with the “dreaded yellow circle”, meaning her picks of the week were less than perfect, or she came in last. Family was very important to her throughout her life.  
She is survived by her children, Darin Fisher of St. George, Utah, and Lynette Stump of Boise, Idaho; seven grandchildren; brother, Richard Hansen; and sister, Liana Peters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Fisher; brother, Earling Hansen; and sister, Doris Lambert.
Her funeral services were held Thursday, April 30, at the First English Lutheran Church in Bain-ville. Burial was in the
Bainville Cemetery following the service.

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Ellis Nordwick


Ellis “John” Nordwick, 87, died in Billings April 30, 2015.
He was born in Homestead Oct. 3, 1927, to Leona Nordwick (Knudtson) and Oliver Nordwick. He was the oldest son and second oldest of five children and the role fit him well. He was raised with a very strong work ethic and sense of responsibility. He was a wonderful father, mentor and friend.
He met his first wife, Helen Blevins Nordwick and, during their 34 years of marriage, they had a family of 12 children. He later met his current wife, Maryellen Nordwick, and they enjoyed 32 beautiful years together.
As a youth, he loved sports and excelled at basketball and football. He was an avid sportsman and loved to hunt and fish. He always loved animals, especially his dogs. Whether they were hunting or lap dogs, they always found his favor. He spent most of his life running the Log Cabin Bar, which he purchased in 1963 and provided a good living for his family. He was fondly known as “Hey John” by his friends and patrons at the bar. Later in life, he enjoyed storytelling and hearing of his children’s and grandchildren’s adventures.
He was preceded in death by sons, Earl and William Nordwick; daughters, Helene Nordwick and Kay Nelsen; and sister, Mary Cocco.
He is survived by sister, Evelyn Petersen; brothers, James and Ronald Nordwick; children, John Nordwick, Bruce Nordwick, LeAnn Kenney, Tom Nordwick, Mary Dewire, Joedy Fields, Marcy Nordwick and Joe Nordwick; stepchildren, Deeda Randle and Zane Johnson; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 5, at the Methodist Church in Culbertson.

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Esther Rued

Esther Rued, 97, of Froid, died at Roosevelt Medical Center in Culbertson on Monday morning, May 4, 2015.
Her funeral service will be held at the Froid Lutheran Church in Froid at 1 p.m. Mountain Time Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Rev. Alvina Olstead will officiate. Interment in North Kvile Cemetery will follow the funeral service. Friends may call at Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home in Williston on Monday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Central Time and for the hour preceding the service at the church on Tuesday.
A complete obituary will be announced by Everson-
Coughlin Funeral Home of Williston, N.D.

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