Wolf Point Herald

Gordon Moses Desjarlais

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Gordon Moses Desjarlais, 70, died at Trinity Hospital July 13, 2015.
He was born March 7, 1945, in Belcourt, N.D., to Alfred and Mary Louise (Dubois) Desjarlais. He moved to Wolf Point in 1950 and lived here until his death.
He met Violet Dionne in 1966 and they were married June 9, 1967. They celebrated 48 years together.
He worked for Woods Power Grip for 12 years and was forced to retire in 1992 due to health problems.
He is survived by his wife, Violet; and stepsons Richard Dionne of Poplar and Jeff Dionne of Laurel; stepdaughters, Janice Moran of Wolf Point, Brenda Flynn of Wolf Point, Connie Stump Sr. of Williston,  N.D., Sandra Lewis of Arlee, Susan Alzinki of Fairbault, Minn., 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Eddy and Norman; and sisters, Theresa, Rose, Virginia, Vita and Rita.
Funeral services were  held Friday, July 17, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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Ann Kuebler


Ann Kuebler, 96, of Elgin, N.D., died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at the Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center in Elgin.
Ann Pankratz was born on Sept. 4, 1918, in Vida to Robert and Elizabeth (Schock) Pankratz. She grew up on a farm near Vida where her parents homesteaded.
She attended a local country school and Schillinger High School.
She worked at various jobs following her schooling including Steele’s Hospital, a maternity home.  During World War II, she moved to Seattle, Wash., where she worked at Boeing Aircraft as a welder.
She was united in marriage to Herman Kuebler on Aug. 15, 1936, at Wolf Point. They owned and operated several grocery stores over the years, mostly in California. In 1968, they moved to Saco. Born to this union were seven children.
Herman died Dec. 14, 2003. She then moved to Elgin following his death.  
She enjoyed sewing and crafting as well as getting together for family dinners.
Surviving family members include her five daughters, Dorothy Courtway, Maxine Doughty, Donna Sutton, all of Elgin, N.D., Sandra Kuebler-Riggs of Great Falls and Barbara Brookie of Saco; two sons, Robert Kuebler of Elgin, N.D., and Charles Kuebler of California; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 10  great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Stella Breitmeier of Harlem and Elizabeth Derbyshire of Havre.
She was also preceded in death by eight siblings.
The graveside service was held Monday, July 20, at the Vida Cemetery at Vida.

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Laurence Fouhy


Laurence Joseph Fouhy, 91, of Scobey died July 6, 2015, at home.
He, along with twin sister Lauretta, was born in Battleson, north of Peerless, July 22, 1924, to Robert and Christina Fouhy.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in World War II in 1943 and served with the 2nd Calvary in a reconnaissance unit. He was a “cannoneer,” a machine gunner on a halftrack in the European Theatre, and was awarded a Purple Heart.
In 1946, when he returned from the war, Laurence and his brother Charlie bought land northeast of Richland. They farmed and ranched together until 1992 as the L-C Ranch known as Fouhy Bros. Inc.
He met Nellie Trotter at a New Year’s Eve dance and they were married in November 1952 in Nashua. They split their time between Scobey and the ranch and, when Laurence retired, began to live year-round in Scobey. He and Nellie began their stained-glass hobby and many beautiful and unique pieces were crafted.
He was very community-minded and progressive. He prided himself on being honest, while always speaking his mind. Integrity, loyalty, hard work, being responsible, respectful and having a good sense of humor defined him.
He is survived by his daughters, Mary Kay  Thurston of Bozeman, Laura Krauth of Wolf Point and Vicki Canfield of Scobey; and daughter-in-law Jennifer Fouhy of Hillsboro, Ore.; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Nellie; son, Raymond; grandson, Colton Canfield; all his brothers and sisters; and a great-grandson.
His funeral service was held July 10, 2015, at St. Phillips Catholic Church in Scobey. Inurnment was at Daniels County Cemetery.

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Harold Eide

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Harold Dean Eide, 89, of Glasgow, died March 18, 2015, in Billings.
He was born June 29, 1925, to Chester H. Sr. and Erminia J. Eide. He lived near Damar, Square Deal, then Glasgow. He graduated from Glasgow High School in 1943.
He started farming immediately after graduation. Not long after establishing his farm, he also branched into ranching.
He and Mary Lou Molvig, who met in high school, were married Aug. 29, 1948, in the Lutheran Church in Wolf Point.
He not only loved farming and ranching, but every animal out there. He was notorious for bringing home strays of any kind. Even sage hens had a special place in his heart. He also had a love for aviation. He liked to hire pilots to fly him out to check his cows.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Chester H. Jr., Clifford C. and Harry E.
He is survived by his  wife, Mary Lou.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 29, at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

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Charles Black Dog

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Charles Roy Black Dog,  53, died Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Roosevelt Memorial Center in Culbertson.
He was born Feb. 1, 1962, to Robert and Cecelia Black Dog Sr. in Poplar.  He grew up in Fort Kipp and graduated from Brockton High School in 1980.
He played lead guitar and sang in the Black Dog Band with his brothers, he enjoyed that so much and wanted to practice with his brothers every chance he got. He loved the band KISS, his idol was Ace
Frehley and liked to be known as “ACE.”
He married Dorreen Brown in 1996 and to that union had three daughters, Marlana, Marcella and Martina. They later divorced.  
He loved driving around with his girls and always gave family and friends rides to wherever they needed to go. He was excited about his first grandchild being born, Ta’Nesiya LaRoze. He loved listening to his music, joking around and watching movies, just all around having a good time. He was always willing to help anyone who needed it.
He is survived by his three daughters, Marlana Marie, Marcella, Jo and Martina Lynn, all of Fort Kipp; one granddaughter Ta’Nesiya; Todd Spotted Wolf, whom he took as a son; three brothers, Robert Jr., Duane Black Dog and William Black Dog, all of Fort Kipp; and a sister, Cindi Follette of Fort Kipp.  
He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Counter-Olson; and younger brother, Isaac L. Black Dog.
A wake will be held Friday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the James Black Dog Center in Fort Kipp. Funeral services will be held  Saturday, July 18, at the James Black Dog Center in Fort Kipp. Interment will follow at Fort Kipp Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was entrusted with arrangements.

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