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Kevin David Heser, age 16, went home to be with his mother and sister on Nov. 1, 2014, after a courageous three-year battle with GBM brain cancer.
Kevin was born along with his twin brother Andrew on Nov. 2, 1997, in Great Falls, Mont., to Chad Heser and Reanna Lambert.
Though they were born 13 weeks premature and had to spend the first two months of their lives in the hospital, Kevin and Andrew grew up like normal kids. The first three years of Kevin’s life were spent in Wolf Point before moving to Billings.
It was in Billings that brother Logan and sister Amanda were both welcomed into the family. The move back to Wolf Point halfway through his kindergarten year meant a return home and the start of memories both good and bad.
The summer after moving home Kevin had to endure his first heartache when his sister Amanda passed away in July 2004.
Kevin loved sports and played baseball and basketball with his brothers as often as he could. The twins started playing basketball on a traveling team with their friends and this led to them making many friendships outside of Wolf Point. Kevin also enjoyed going hunting, fishing, riding bike, swimming, driving the RZR and playing video games with his brothers, friends and family.
Kevin was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumor at the Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver in December 2011. Throughout the surgery and multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, Kevin always had a positive attitude and wasn’t held back by his cancer. He continued to go to school and play basketball and do all the things he loved all the way up until a month ago when he started experiencing symptoms that prevented him from doing a lot of things.
In October of 2013, Kevin started a relationship with his girlfriend Lisa. They had a love that through all the ups and downs of the last year continued until Kevin’s last day.
In November 2013, Kevin had to endure yet another heartbreak when he lost his mother Reanna in a tragic ATV accident.
In January 2014 during an MRI checkup in Denver, it was discovered the tumor was spreading. A trip to L.A. led to Kevin trying Novocure TTF therapy. In February, Kevin gained some independence when he and Andrew obtained their driver’s licenses.
Kevin enjoyed trips with the family and Lisa to Las Vegas for Monster Jam World Finals monster truck racing. He also went to California in June with his family, Lisa, the Garfields and the Blevins. The trip included stops at Disneyland, Sea World, Universal Studios, San Diego Zoo and the ocean.
Kevin had a rich and enjoyable life and he always had a smile on his face and brought happiness to all of those around him.
Kevin was preceded in death by his mother, Reanna; and sister, Amanda.
Kevin is survived by his father, Chad; brothers, Andrew and Logan; girlfriend, Lisa Huber; grandparents, Ken and Agnes Heser; aunt and uncle, Darci and Wayne Brown; cousins, Sam Hentges, Azalea Toavs and Sierra Hentges; extended family, Beau, Nellie, Abel and Julie Garfield; along with other numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at the Wolf Point High School gymnasium. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Darrell Keith Todd, Wapaha Sa, 60, died Oct. 29, 2014, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point.
He was born Feb. 9, 1954, in Frazer to Donald K. Todd and Marietta Blount Four Bear. He grew up in Los Angeles, Calif., in his younger years and later grew up in Brockton, graduating from Brockton High School in 1972. He played basketball for the Brockton Warriors.
He worked for A & S Industries and several other tribal jobs. He worked for the Brockton School and was a dedicated clock-keeper for the Brockton Warriors.
He married Yvette Davis Nov. 1, 1980, and divorced in October 1981. He had one son, Darrell K. Todd Jr., and two step-children, Raquel White Hawk and Sherwin Myrick of Poplar.
He married Valerie War Club in 1990 and was married to her until his death. They have been together for 24 years in Brockton.
He is survived by his wife, Valerie Todd; one son, Darrell Todd Jr. of Poplar; his mother, Marietta Four Bear of Brockton; one brother, Wayne Little Crow of Brockton; two sisters, Kayleen Headdress and Luanne Pearl Four Bear Brown of Poplar; his grandmother, Joyce Tootoosis of Culbertson; three adopted sons, Merlino Bear, Wayan Bear and Randon Bear; and two adopted daughters, Melody and Waverly Bear.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Dennis Todd and Al Rodney Todd; and his sister, Iva Todd.
A vigil service was held Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Brockton Cultural Center in Brockton. His funeral will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at the Brockton Cultural Center. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery in Brockton.
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Benjamin “Ben” Earl Nice, 79, a longtime Bain-ville resident, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 22, 2014, at his home in Bainville.
Born to Earl and Signe (Auverson) Nice on Dec. 7, 1934, he was raised and educated in the Sanish, N.D., area.
He married Betty Rudolph June 28, 1954, on the Rudolph family farm in Bainville. They were married for almost 52 years and from this union they had six children: Beverly Volske of Watford City, N.D., Mary Lambert, Robin Manning, both of Bainville, David Nice of Williston, N.D., Alice Luft of Froid and Dennis Nice of Sidney.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; and one infant grandson, Kent Lambert.
He always liked working in the dirt and grease. While living in Dore, N.D., it started with road construction, running huge earth moving equipment. He helped with the Million Dollar Way in Williston and Hwy 85 near Watford City, N.D. After moving to Froid in 1962, he worked as a mechanic at Steve Rudolph’s Chevrolet and did this for many years. He then started working at the county maintaining roads in the Froid area. In 1973, he and his family moved to Bainville where he took care of the roads for 30 years until he retired in 1999.
After retiring, they enjoyed fishing, gardening and camping. In 2010, he started his own battle with cancer, but this didn’t stop him. He continued to maintain the roads and mow in town and tending his garden until the very end. You could always see him and his dog, Rusty.
He leaves behind his six children; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Stan Nice of Britton, S.D.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Bainville Fire Hall in Bainville. Pastor Jack Scotson will officiate and interment of the cremated remains will follow in the Bainville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Fire Hall in Bainville on Saturday for the hour preceding the memorial service.
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Curt Halseide, 86, formerly of Culbertson and presently residing in Bellevue, Wash., died Oct 29, 2014.
He was born on the family farm near Sisseton, S.D., on June 28, 1928.
After high school, he enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Panama about which he often talked. A few years after his discharge, he came to northeast Montana to work for Ernest Rued of Froid.
There, he met and married Ivell Ryder of Froid and they had a daughter, Kim.
Curt and Ivell recently moved to Bellevue, Wash., to be nearer to Kim and her children.
He is survived by his wife, Ivell; daughter, Kim Brady; and three grandchildren.
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Gloria E. War Club passed away on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Wolf Point Trinity Hospital. She was 67 years old.
She was born on May 10, 1947, to Ben Azure and Margie Crantz in Havre, Mont. Gloria spent her life in Glasgow and Wolf Point. She was a cook and worked in many various places. She was married to Danny Delorme until his passing in 1973. She then married Tom War Club on April 22, 1984, until his passing in 2012.
She is survived by her only son, Robert “Boone” Azure of Poplar, Phillip, Derek, Lil Robbie, and Chassidy whom she raised. Gloria is survived by her brother Kenny of Wolf Point, her sisters Edna and Mary of Polson, her sister Belva of Sacramento,
Calif., Jerry of Billings and Patty of Wolf Point. She is survived by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Danielee “Sissy,” her sisters Philomene and Marilyn, her brothers Leo, Donald, Ben, Jimmy, Alfred and Marvin. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom War Club in 2012.
A visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the Blue Sky Ministries in Wolf Point. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at the Blue Sky Ministries in Wolf Point. Services concluded at the church following the service. Condolences for the family may be left at www.claytonstevensonchapel.com. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point has been entrusted with arrangements.