05/19/2019 (27-5)

Reply to Larry Hackman (’66): Dunseith History
From Marlys Hiatt (’71):  Dunseith, ND

 Larry – what does the book say about Ackworth.  I saw an old map about a year ago and Ackworth was on the map.  I think there may have been a postmaster at one time too.

Marlys Hiatt

 Gary’s Comments
Yes Marlys, there was an Ackworth Post office. I think they only had mail carriers? I think they just had operators, not post masters? Your great grandfather, Harmen Albert Hiatt open the Ackworth Post office in 1901. As I have pasted below, Your relatives and my Great Grandfather, William Stokes, where all Ackworth operators and mail carriers

You are a bit younger than me, so not sure if you remember seeing the old Ackworth Post office building or not. It was located on the exact same spot where the Ackworth School was moved too, Its present location. I remember that build very well. Albert Hiatt owned the 40 acres on the corner where the Ackworth Post office was and the school is now located.
Ackworth Post Office-2

 

Condolences to the Allery Family
From Ginger Poitra (’65):  Belcourt, ND

Hubert Allery!  Judy, Beatrce and all Hubert’s siblings and family. I am sending my condolences to all of you for the loss of your brother Hubert it is always such a sad time for the family.  I am also sorry for the loss of all others you have lost.

A friend always,

Ginger Poitra ( class of “65 )

Hubert Allery | 1943 – 2019
Allery, Hubert
Hubert Allery
March 20, 1943 – May 13, 2019

Hubert Allery, age 76 of Rolette, died Monday at a Belcourt hospital.  His funeral will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at  St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Dunseith.  Visitation will begin one hour prior to service time at the church.

Hubert J Allery, was born March 20, 1943 to Frank and Ernestine Allery.  Hubert’s singing career began at a very young age.  Hubert made his debut at the age 10/11 at the Cole Harbor bar, where he entertained the patrons. The family moved to Williston, ND and Hubert was invited to sing on a weekly talent show and his singing career bloomed from there.  Hubert continued his singing career and entertained family and friends for many years.  The family moved back to Dunseith in 1961 and Hubert attended Dunseith High and graduated in 1962. Hubert was drafted into the Army in 1965  and received an honorable discharge in 1967.  Hubert later acquired his Drug and Alcohol license and opened a treatment center.  Hubert went back to school and received his degree from Valley City State and pursued his masters degree from Northern College in Aberdeen, SD.  Hubert had an antique store in Fargo, ND and later retired and moved to Rolette, ND until his passing.

Hubert passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019 at a Belcourt hospital.

Hubert was preceded in death by his parents (Frank and Ernestine Allery) Sisters: Jean Natwick and Darlene DeCoteau, Brothers: Francis (Sonny) and Clifford Allery. 

He is survived by sisters; Beatrice Raygo, Judy Azure and Jeanette DeCoteau, brothers;  Richard and Dallas Allery;  numerous nieces,  nephews, great and great great nieces nephews and many relatives.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.  Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.

 

 ND names and places: Danielson Family

The following is a conversation between Larry Hackman (’66), Pat Danielson (’66) and Dick Johnson (’67)

Posted by Larry Hackman (’66): lmhackman@bis.midco.net Bismarck, ND

On May 13, 2019, at 9:00 AM, Larry & Marion Hackman <lmhackman@bis.midco.net> wrote:

Hi Pat

Ran across this notation in a book I have been reading about “North Dakota place Names by Douglas A. Wick”.

Is this fellow (Post Master) a relative of yours?

You do have a brother named Dan?

Just curious and for your information?

Larry
Hackman       Jarves who had surveyed the area in 1897.  The post office closed Nov. 30, 1921 with mail sent to Carpenter.
A small community near Carpenter Lake
that was named after Henri Sharpenter who actually drowned in the lake in 1888

 

From: Pat Danielson
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2019 10:42 AM
To: Larry & Marion Hackman
Subject: Re: North Dakota Place Names

Hi Larry,

I do have a brother named Dan. Also had a grandfather named Dan. I haven’t heard of family in the St. John area, though. My Grandpa Dan was from Vang, ND, (which no longer exists) located west of Walhalla. Thanks for asking!

I think place names are interesting. I heard that the tiny town of Vang was named after a family with the last name, Dahlvang…not sure that’s correct, but…😊 Hmmm…now I’m curious and need to check that out. Pat D
From: Dick Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 11:05 PM
To: Larry & Marion Hackman
Subject: Re: Fw: North Dakota Place Names

Larry,      Don’t you remember Dan playing basketball with Egbert and that age of guys?  He played guard and was pretty good.  Pat also has another brother named Peter and I think a little sister named Naomi—if I remember right?  Long time ago so the old memory might be foggy? Dick

 

On May 15, 2019, at 3:53 PM, Larry & Marion Hackman <lmhackman@bis.midco.net> wrote:

Pat
Do you remember?
Larry

From: Pat Danielson
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:09 PM
To: Larry & Marion Hackman
Subject: Re: North Dakota Place Names

Yes I do remember!

My brother Dan was a year ahead of me and was a good athlete. So was Peter. Dan left Dunseith when he was a sophomore — went to school at Hillcrest Academy in Ferguson Falls. He sang in choir as well as playing basketball—played on the MN Allstate team one year. Peter started high school the year after I graduated. He did a lot of music, drama, and I think he played basketball too. I missed seeing all that because I was in college by then. Naomi started high school the year after Peter graduated. She was learning to play the bassoon before our family moved away. I don’t know what else she would have done. She was talented and very bright academically. Peter, Naomi and I all have fond memories of Don Johnson. He was a breath of fresh air in our lives. PatD

Sent from my iPad

 

On 5/15/2019 11:52 PM, Larry & Marion Hackman wrote:

Pat
I forwarded this on to Gary and Dick.  Maybe someone else knows if there was another Danielson family in the area?
Larry

Re: North Dakota Place Names
Dick Johnson djcars@srt.com
Thu 5/16/2019 11:15 PM

Guys,      There were other Danielson families in this area.  Where Jack Peterson lived, east of where our farm is, there was a Peter Danielson who had a son named Melvin Danielson.  Melvin was married and had two sons about my age.  He moved his family to a farm near Willow City where the family stayed for the rest of their lives.  One son, Bob Danielson,  still lives on that farm and is married to Hiedi Hanson whose mom taught a few years in Dunseith.  Heidi taught in Bottineau I think.  The grandfather and grandmother Danielson are buried in the small cemetery that is in the woods about two miles east of  our farm and located in the south east corner of the old Danielson farm.  Lots of info to try to digest but there it is! Dick

 

 

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Blog (778) posted on April 19, 2010


Condolences to the Schimetz family
From Lorraine Richard Nelson: Mesa, AZ

Thank you so much for all the news from Dunseith and around.. I feel so badly for Stella, she is my first cousin as I was a Richard, my dad had the service station in Dunseith when I attended high school in Dunseith. I find many memories from your web site. Thank you again.. I will be contacting Stella. Lorraine Richard Nelson..Mesa AZ.

 

Condolences to the Schimetz family
From Sharon Longie Dana (73):

So sorry to hear of Bryan’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

Sharon Longie Dana(73)

 

Condolences to the Schimetz family
From Shirley LaRocque Wendt (59): Tukwila, WA

 

I TOO WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY CONDOLENCES TO SCHIMETZ FAMILY, MY DAD AND MOM WERE GOOD FRIENDS WITH STELLA AND LOUIS AS I WAS GROWING UP BACK THERE .

 

From Marge Longie Langan Wilcox (56)Vancouver, WA.

Gary,

I saw on the game channel this week that deal or no deal was in the Philippines.

Marge

Yes, The PI does have it’s own version of “Deal or no Deal”. We get a lot of the American channels too. We get “The Price is Right”, Jeopardy, “Wheel of Fortune” and most all of the detective shows of which Bernadette is hooked on. The CSI series, I think, are her favorites.

 

 

From Ivy Eller Robert (74): Everett, WA.

Hi Gary……I received this poem from Susan Maleterre (69) today and it really touched my heart. I thought that others might like to read it as well, that is, if you want to post it!

Also, it’s kind of funny, all of these years that I have been away from Dunseith (34), my sister Julie, who lives in Bottineau, would always keep me informed with who passed away in the greater Dunseith area. But since you started this blog a few years ago, I seem know it before she does now.

Thanks again for all you do……

Ivy Eller Robert (74)

APoem

 

He wasgetting oldand paunchy And his hair was falling fast,

and he sat around theVFW, Telling stories of the past.

Of a warthat heonce foughtin And the deeds that he had done, In his exploitswith his buddies; Theywere heroes,everyone.

And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke,

Allhis buddies listened quietly For they knew where of he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer, For ol’Bob has passed away, And the world’s a little poorer For aSoldier died today.

He won’t be mourned by many, Just his children and his wife. For he lived an ordinary, Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family, Going quietly on his way; And the world won’t note his passing,’Tho a Soldier died today.

Whenpoliticiansleave this earth, Their bodies lie in state, While thousands note their passing, Andproclaim that they were great.

Papers tell of their life stories From the time that they were young But thepassing of a Soldier Goes unnoticed, andunsung.

Is the greatest contribution To the welfare of our land, Some jerk who breaks his promise And cons his fellow man?

Or the ordinary fellow Who in times of war and strife, Goes off to serve his country And offers up his life?

The politician’s stipend And the style in which he lives, Are often disproportionate, To the service that he gives.

While theordinary Soldier, Who offered up his all, Ispaid off with a medal And perhaps a pension, small.. It’s soeasy to forget them, For it is so many times That our Bobs and Jims and Johnnys, Went to battle, but we know,

It isnot the politicians With their compromise and ploys, Whowon for usthe freedom That our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger, With your enemies at hand, Would you really want some cop-out, With his ever waffling stand?

Or would youwant a Soldier— His home, his country, his kin, Just a common Soldier, Who would fight until the end.

He was just acommon Soldier, And his ranks are growing thin, But his presence should remind us We may need his like again.

For whencountries are in conflict, Wefind the Soldier’s part Isto clean up all the troubles That the politiciansstart.

If wecannot do him honor While he’s hereto hear the praise, Then at leastlet’s give him homage At the ending of his days. Perhaps just asimple headline In the paperthat might say: “OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY.”

 

 

 

Tarsus School

Picture posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND

 

Hi Gary,

 

Waiva Bergeron, Cherrille’s mother, taught at Tarsus. One day when Bottineau didn’t have school/or we were out for the year, Cherrille/her brother, Mike/Marvin Monson/I spent the day at Tarsus. it was great fun.

 

Neola

 

 

 

 

50 year news:

posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND

 

Folks, Is Garry Counts from the class of 76 any relation to PVT Garry Counts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Counts, who entered the Army in April 1956? Gary

Counts Garry PO Box 451 Dunseith, ND 58329 (701) 263-4758   76

 

05/16/2019 (2704)

Happy Birthday to Charlene Pearson Woods (’67)
From Brenda Hoffman (’68): Greenville SC

Happy Birthday Year, Charlene!!! It seems as if it was just yesterday when I was knocking at your tunnel door to play with you.

 

Hubert J Allery (DHS ’62) Passed away.
FB Posting from Judy Allery Azure (’65):

Hubert Allery March 20, 1943 – May 13, 2019 Hubert Allery, age 76 of Rolette, died Monday at a Belcourt hospital.

 FB Posting
Judy A Azure
May 14 at 12:02 AM ·

Tonight we lost our big brother Hubert J Allery, the Lord gained another angel. My heart is heavy with sorrow. How much does a family have to go through as we lost our big sister Jean Natwick, and a few months ago our brother Clifford Allery and now our big brother Hubert Allery. God please bless my family and help us to deal with all the sorrow.

Gary’s comments.
Our condolences are with you Judy with the passing of Hubert. He will be missed.

Memorial Day Memories
Posting from Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

May 9, 2019
Gary and Friends  of Dunseith,

At times I wonder if the true meaning of Memorial Day is lost.

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

Just once during childhood, t’was end of 4th grade mom drove us into Dunseith to the old city hall for a  Memorial Day program.

Prior the program, Mom  pulled  a lilac spray from the bushes by the old white school building and  pinned on my dress.

Mrs. Conroy’s fourth grade class participated in the program.

Dad didn’t come.  He  worked out.  Plastering,  except on Sundays and holidays____ when he worked the farm.

He did all the heavier lifting work, whatever his wife and his children could not do whilst he was gone.

So, my childhood  memories  of Memorial Day are of the farm carrying or dragging  fence posts from the black Ford truck up and down hills.

We  carried  oak posts through the brush  and around trees where  dad awaited with the fence postmall.  Mom hammered the staples into the posts.

Mom packed a ‘picnic’ lunch of homemade bread  and  roast beef sandwiches, cookies, coffee and koolaide.

The gloaming, brought us home place to the quiet moos and milking the cows.

Days end would find us wiggling, looking and picking ticks.

Soon across the US of A,  most will be celebrating Memorial Day.

I hope to  embrace the full meaning of Memorial Day.

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

I found the following   Rolette County Site.

It lists military people who lost their life far and away………

http://genealogytrails.com/ndak/rolette/military.html

(Lilacs make me SNEEZE)

Until Later may you all  remain tick free.

Vickie L. Metcalfe

 

Dunseith History
Posted by Larry Hackman (’66):  Bismarck, ND

Gary

A little history lesson that maybe was posted before but my before is not as sharp as it use to be, so I thought I would send it anyway.

The neighbor let me look at a book she has, but I now have and plan to return to her as soon as I finish it.  Does that make sense Mel?

Anyway it is called “North Dakota Place Names by Douglas A. Wick”.  It lists over 3000 cities that have existed in the state and at one time all had post masters and so almost every township had a post office and some more than one.   The current official road map shows about 500 locales according to the book. What happened where did we go?  Maybe Dick knows?  Below is what it says about Dunseith.

Have a good day,

Larry

Dunseith3

Dunseith4

 

Adeline Halls Granddaughter Erica was recently named North Dakota Labor commissioner by Gov. Burgum
Posting from Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/4610618-burgum-names-new-state-labor-commissioner

Gary and friends of Dunseith School

I always admired Adeline  Halls as a person and  caring educator.

Adeline Halls taught  many years at Dunseith School  primary grades with the likes of the Parrell sisters; Millie and Marie.

Mrs. Halls  grandfaughter, Erica  graduated from Bottineau High School and UND School of Law.

            And  WOW! 

Mrs. Halls granddaughter ,  Erica was recently named   North Dakota Labor commissioner by Gov. Burgum.

“Erica’s ability to approach issues with impartiality and compassion and her commitment to fairness and justice for all North Dakotans will serve our citizens well,” Burgum said in a statement.

Thunder received a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2011 from the University of North Dakota, where she also earned a law degree and Indian law certificate in 2014. She is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

            I believe Adeline is smiling proudly down!

 

Sincerely,

Vickie  L. Metcalfe

 

 

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Blog (777) posted on April 18, 2010

Bryan Schimetz

(Died April 14, 2010)

Bryan John Schimetz, 51, Bottineau, passed away in aMandanHospitalon April 14th, after a courageous 35 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 am at the St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Bottineau. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Burial will be at the St. Louis Cemetery Dunseith.

Bryan was born on February 4, 1959, in Bottineau, to Louis and Stella (Richard) Schimetz. He was raised in Dunseith and attendedDunseithHigh School where he graduated in 1977. While in high school, he participated in football and basketball. After high school,Bryan was employed at Dale’s Café in Dunseith for several years as a cook. He then attended the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton. In 1985,Bryan graduated, with honors, earning an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Technology. After college,Bryan made his home inMinot where he was employed at Main Electric and Holmes Electric as an Apprentice until he obtained his Journeyman License in 1990. He continued his employment atMain and Holmes Electric as a Journeyman until 2000, when he retired due to complications from MS. He then moved back to Dunseith. In 2007,Bryanmoved to the Good Samaritan Center in Bottineau, where he was residing during the time of his death.

Bryan enjoyed fishing, carpentry, woodworking, working with horses, reading western novels, and spending time with his family. He was a beloved uncle who always had a little extra time to play with his many nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed working on small home projects for his mother and helping anyone who needed a hand.Bryanloved getting company, especially visits from family, friends, and former classmates.

Bryan is survived by his mother, Stella Schimetz (Dunseith); siblings Mark Schimetz (Rolette); Kathy (Jim) Wood (Minot); David (Katie) Schimetz (Mandan); Kim (Bill) Zorn (Upton, WY); sister-in-law, Colette Schimetz (Bottineau); and several nieces and nephews (John Schimetz, Jennifer Zachmeier, Ryan Vandal, Matthew Schimetz, Rachel Vandal, Nicole Zorn, Jackie Zorn, William Schimetz, Daniel Schimetz, Jacob Schimetz, Kaitlyn Schimetz, and Tessa Schimetz).

Bryanwas preceded in death by his father, Louis Schimetz; brother, Reid Schimetz; three infant brothers; his grandparents, George and Anna (Boucher) Richard and John and Francis (Sasek) Schimetz.

 

 

Mass of the Christian Burial: Will be celebrated Monday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Bottineau.

Visitation and prayer service: Visitation Sunday, April 18, from 1 to 9 p.m., prayer service at 7 p.m., both at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

Burial: St. Louis Cemetery, Dunseith.

Arrangements were made with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

 

Message/picture from Sharron Shen (59): Everett, WA.

I think it was 2002 when Mom wanted to travel home by rail. We actually stopped in Havre, MT overnight and picked up her brother, Ernest Boucher who was headed to GF. Alma, my mother and I had a great visit with Stella and Bryan. Bryan and I sat on the back porch smoking and viewing Stella’s amazing garden. Between Stella and Dale’s, I left with a load of tomatoes and train traveled back to Everett with super BLT fixings. Bryan talked of his years at Dale’s, very self deprecating. He wanted a run down on the whole Gottbreht family. I talked Boucher family history and mailed him a hard copy of all I had soon after my return. Stella said all the begats and anecdotes were great fun for Bryan. I thought I attached the picture of Alma Boucher Gottbreht, Bryan Schimetz and Stella Richard Schimetz to the note yesterday? Place an underlay of emotion to my dummie computer skills and anything can happen. That Stella is all goodness and kindness.

Thanks for all you do Gary. Sharron

 

 

Alma Gottbreht, Bryan Schimetz & Stella Schimetz

 

 

 

Condolences to the Schimetz family
From Roger & Connie (Zorn) Landsverk: Bottineau, ND.

To Stella Schimetz & families, So sorry about the passing of Bryan! He was a swell guy & will be sadly missed. We are sharing our condolences with all of you!! Roger & Connie (Zorn) Landsverk

 

The Following Newspaper Articles are posted by
Neola Kofoid Garbe:Minot & Bottineau, ND.

Gary,
Evan and Andrew are members of the MDN All Area Boys Basketball Second Team; this is quite an honor. There is an entire page about the coach/first team/second team in the Minot Daily.

Neola

Is Evan related to Dennis Dobois (63)? Dennis was a well known
Basket ball player in the early 60’s.


 

Brian is the son of Rodney (61) and Evelyn Kalk

 

 

 

 

 

04/24/2019 (2702)

Folks,

Sorry for the long delay getting these blogs posted. With Bernadette’s condition, being in the hospital, etc. I have been pretty busy.

Bernadette was non responsive and in an unconscious state of being for 3 weeks. She spent one solid week in the Hospital ICU.  She had a lung infection and UTI combined with swelling of her hands, arms and legs. The swelling is caused from a fatty liver which they attribute to her Vascular dementia. There is no reversing of the fatty liver condition however they did an IV treatment of her liver that generated several other problem with her breathing and also with her BP and her Hearts BPM. They were able to get all that corrected though.

We brought her home from the hospital last Saturday. This morning, for the first time, she was awake and alert but with very little response though. A huge improvement.

Gary

 

Condolences to the Sharon Landsverk Beckman’s family
Reply from Lynn Halvorson Otto (’75):  Boonton, NJ

Dear Gary,  my heart aches for you and Bernadette and the family.  It is very difficult to see someone we love fade before our eyes.  I am glad you have so many caring people for her and you.

Also my condolences to Sharon Beckman’s family, she was the nicest person.  I have not lived in the area for many years but when I did come home I would stop at the grocery store on north Main Street and she would always be there and would remember me!  Her smile was contagious and you would leave the store a better person.

As like you, the Landsverk’s were great neighbors in the hills.

God’s blessings to you, Bernadette and Sharon and family!

Lynn Halvorson Otto

 

Joke of the day
Posted by Don Malaterre (72):  Sioux Falls, SD

A Canadian stopped at a local restaurant following a day roaming around in Mexico. While sipping his tequila, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious looking platter being served at the next table. Not only did it look good, the smell was wonderful. He asked the waiter, “What is that you just served?”

The waiter replied, “Ah senor, you have excellent taste! Those are called Cojones de Toro, meaning testicles from the bull fight this morning – A delicacy!”

The man said, “What the heck, bring me an order.”

The waiter replied, “I am so sorry senor. There is only one serving per day because there is only one bull fight each morning. If you come early and place your order, we will be sure to save you this delicacy.”

Early the next morning, the Canadian returned, placed his order, and that evening was served the one and only special delicacy of the day. After a few bites, inspecting his platter, he called to the waiter and said, “These are absolutely delicious, but they are much, much smaller than the ones I saw you serve yesterday.”

The waiter shrugged his shoulders and replied, “Senor, sometimes the bull wins.”

 

 

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Blog (775) posted on April 16, 2010

 

Bryan Schimetz (77) death notice:
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND

Bryan Schimetz (Died April 14, 2010)

Bryan Schimetz, age 51 of Bottineau and Dunseith, died Wednesday at a Mandan hospital. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 am at the St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Bottineau. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

 

Condolence to the Schimetz family:
From Lynn Halvoraon Otto (75): Seoul, Korean

It’s with great sadness that I write this. My deepest sympathy to Bryan’s family. I cannot imagine losing one of my sons for any reason. Going through the school lunch line, I can still see Stella’s winning smile so lovingly dishing up her great meals for us all. Life there wouldn’t have been the same without that family. I know Bryan is in a better place and finally pain free and has peace. Lynn Halvorson Otto, 75

 

Condolence to the Schimetz family:
From Dianne Rober’t Johnson (76): Rolla, ND

I am so sorry to hear about Bryan. I remember him from HS. He was always good for a laugh, never seem to be down about anything.

Bryan will be missed dearly, my condolences to the Schimetz families.

Dianne (Robert) Johnson (76)
Reply from Mare Iverson Staub (60): Seattle, WA

Gary,

Thanks so much for mentioning Marvin, he was a great guy. I was very lucky to have him for 43 years. You never appreciate what you have until it’s to late.

Next week when I talk to Barbara i will have to ask her were she went to school. I know when we were living there they would visit often and I know she graduated from Frankin High School here in Seattle. Her aunt Laverna Schick graduated

from Dunseith in 1947. We know they do not have E-Mail so Barb is sending her a letter as we don’t know if she is aware of the reunion or not. It would be fun to see her.

I have no clue about the hill by Joyce and Harlan’s . I do remember a hill, but that’s about it. Of course they say memory is the first thing to go.HA

I agree with Judy LaCroix it would be great to get the receipe of Bernadette’s for the rice cake’s. Sounds yummy.

Marie

Marie, Marvin was a good man and very friendly too. Bernadette remembers him and you too very well. She had a nice little chat with Marvin at the registration table.

 About the hill that I remember as Bear or Bare Butte where Harlan and Joyce Flaata live. The road to their house is from the north. coming in from then north you are pretty much near the top of the hill with the terrain of the land. We used to approach the hill from the east where the road is much lower in elevation and then turn south with the curve in the road before getting to the hill. From our house we’d take the short cut to Dad’s brother Emil/Lillian Petterson who lived in the Foot hills NE of Bottineau. From our house we’d take the Willow Lake road to the corner of Arnold Wenstad’s. From there we’d turn right (West) and go past Thurman/Marie Parrill’s, Orvin Hagen’s and Ole Rispa’s. We’d turn left (south) at the corner near Almer Lindberg’s and long lake. We’d follow that road past Lloyd Larshus’, Bear Butte, etc until we got to Emil/Lillian’s. I have not been down that road for 40 or more years. Gary

04/05/2019 (2701)

Bernadette Stokes Update:

On Tuesday Bernadette went into partial coma state of being. From Tuesday until today (Friday) she has steadily gotten worse. Tuesday morning she recognized folks and was able to interact with jesters. Wednesday her half-sisters were here. She was able to briefly open her eyes when touched and talked to. Yesterday the same but a little worse. Today, Friday Morning, she half opened her eyes with a stare and a groan trying to move her limbs when touch and talked to. All total since Tuesday, she has only been conscience about 15 minutes when all added together.

It’s hard, but we knew these days were coming and are prepared. The priest visited her on Tuesday.

Gary

Sharon (Landsverk) Beckman | 1945 – 2019 (DHS Class 1963)
Lansverk, Sharon

Funeral Service Friday, Apr 05, 2019 2:00 PM

Sharon Beckman

May 21, 1945 – April 02, 2019

Sharon Beckman, age 73 of Bottineau, died Tuesday at her home.  Her funeral will be held on Friday at 2:00 pm at the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at Bottineau.  Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Rendahl Cemetery near Dunseith.

Sharon Beckman, a daughter of Nels and Gertie (Rispa) Landsverk, was born on May 21, 1945 in Bottineau.  She was raised near Dunseith and graduated from Dunseith High School in 1963.  She worked at Charnholm Shoe Store in Bottineau before becoming an operator with Bell Telephone in Bottineau.  In the late 1960’s they transferred her to Bismarck.  On November 5, 1971, she married Garland Beckman in South Dakota.  They then returned to Bottineau.  This marriage later ended.  Sharon worked as cashier at the Gordon’s Piggly Wiggly, Jerry’s Jack & Jill and Bottineau Hometown Market.  The last several years, she worked as a teller at the First National Bank in Bottineau.

Sharon was a member of the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bottineau.  She enjoyed bowling, baking, playing cards and watching the Wheel of Fortune.  She was very caring and giving and always thought of others first.

She is survived by her brother, David Landsverk of Bottineau, and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn Pladson and Barbara Lawrence; brothers, Elwood, Bruce, Virgil, Darrel, Arlen, Roger, Kenneth and Leland; niece, Elizabeth Landsverk; and nephews, Virgil (Little V) Landsverk.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.  Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net

 

Sharon Landsverk Beckman(’63):
Condolences and Memories from Vickie Metcalfe (70):  Bottineau, ND

April 3, 2019
Gary and Friends of Dunseith School,

This a.m. I  was saddened to hear of  the  sudden passing  of Sharon Landsverk (Beckman).

Sharon was well known  by many,  many  people here in Bottineau. Many elder  adults  were recipients of  Sharon’s kind, warm and  generous personality.

She was  fondly known by  children as the ” Little Candy Lady clerk ”  at the local grocery store. “Kids told me they often requested their parents to shop  at the grocery store, where Sharon worked. WHY? ” “She remembered  our names,  and gave always gave  little candy treats.”

Sharon  was close to all of her  siblings and  kept in  fond contact with her cousins in far off places..

Sharon   is survived by  sister’s and brother’s in law, nieces and nephews,  and many  friends who fondly  treasured her friendship.

(NOTE) The Landsverk kids came out of the hills in the  early sixties from a little country school in the hills.

The Landsverk kids were quiet, and somewhat shy but personable and hard working.

Sharon is survived by David (class of ’70).  David  joined the  class with Mrs. Florence Conroy in the midst of 4th grade.

Sharon’s Landsverk ancestors were very well known……. in a wide swath area of ND. They were  exceptional stone masons.  Sharon was quite proud of their contributions.

Sincerely,

Vickie L. Metcalfe

Gary’s Comments
What a shock to see Sharon’s passing. I remember Sharon so well from my school days and even more so with each of my trips back to the area seeing her Jack and Jill’s Grocery where she was a checker for many years. Sharon was a wonderful person. Always so friendly and nice. She will be missed by so many folks. That is a positive. We extend our condolences to all of her family with her passing.

 

Pastor Anfinrud Passing
Posting from Vickie Metcalfe (70):  Bottineau, ND

Gary and Dunseith Friends,

             Today, I was  informed about  the passing of Pastor Anfinrud from my sister. We grew up with the knowledge  that our mother’s  mom,  Sylvia Arizonia (Wicks) Lamb lost her life to acute leukemia.

            Grandma Lamb passed away shortly after  she was  diagnosed. Mom was still reeling from the loss of her beloved ‘Pop’,  Bob Lamb. Mom told us how  spiritually comforting Pastor Anfinrud was to her. She also said,  although Grandma Sylvia was ….  not of  the Lutheran denomination, Pastor Anfinrud told mom, “Never worry,  he could,  would  and  preached the  funeral.”

            Mom felt he was a wonderful example of  spirituality.  She held him in the highest regard and respect!  

            May he rest in Peace.

Sincerely, 

Vickie L. Metcalfe

Subject: Pastor Anfinrud
http://boulgerfuneralhome.com/obituaries/pastor-arlyn-anfinrud/

 

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Blog (774) posted on April 15, 2010

 

Bryan Schimetz (77) Passed away: Message from Mark Schimetz (70): Rolette, ND.

Dear Gary and friends, with great sorrow of heart, I need to inform all that Bryan John Schimetz my younger brother left us and made the great journey this morning at 12:40am at a health care facility in Mandan Nd. Funeral Services are tentatively being discussed among family at this time. We are trying for Monday, the 19th of April to be held at St.Marks Catholic Church in Bottineau, ND. I will keep you posted as arrangements are finalized. I wish to thank all of you for your prayers and kindness expressed here and elsewhere with the phone calls and cards. I thank all of you on behalf of entire Schimetz Family, may God Bless you all Mark Schimetz

 

Bryan Schimetz Passing: Posted on our Website From: David Schimetz (79): Bismarck, ND Message: Bryan left us last night at 12:30 am. His funeral arrangements are pending but most likely the funeral will be on Monday.Thank you all for your prayers.He had alot of family around him since Friday and family members present when he passed. We were able to talked to him and he understood his condition and he was at peice with it.He fought a long and hard battle for about 35 years. He was a good brother,uncle,son and most of all Friend. He will always be in our hearts and truly missed. Thank-you for all your prayers

Mark, David and the entire Schimetz family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you with the loss of Bryan. Mark and I, in the past, have discussed this disease (MS) with how hard it has been for the entire family, especially their mother Stella, coping with her children having this disease. It’s been a long hard road for all of you. Your family has not and will not be forgotten with all that you have been thru. Our condolences are with you. Gary.

Schimetz Family: Note: Judy posted this before knowing of Bryan’s passing. Reply from Judy LaCroix McGuire (59): LITCHFIELD, MN

Hi Gary, It would be fun to have a piece of Bernadette’s rice cake. Sounds good. Could you put a recipe in this blog. I like to try new recipes. I do enjoy reading the news each day and have good memories of growing up near Dunseith.

Also hello to the Schimetz family. You are all in my prayers at this time. I babysat for Reed and ? years ago and we were neighbors to their grandparents for years. Blessings. Judy LaCroix McGuire class of 59

Judy, I will ask Bernadette to write down her recipe for her Chocolate Rice cake for posting. A lot of her recipes are her own made up of which I’m very positive of this being one of those. With that there are no standard Measurements. It’s a little of this and a little of that until she gets the desired consistency of what she wants. Bernadette is well gifted in the cooking and baking department. She seldom has flops. For her the aesthetics of what she prepares is equally as important as the taste. She won’t eat anything that does not look good. For me that is the reason I don’t eat their dried fish. but for her and these folks, that dried fish looks so good, heads and all. Her rice cake was consumed in a heart beat yesterday at the bowling alley. Some of those women, when they didn’t think anyone was looking, were putting pieces in their purses to take home. Gary

 

Dunseith Alumni Reunion:
Marie Iverson Staub (60) will be attending: Seattle, WA.

Gary,

I am going to make the reunion if everything goes OK. A cousin and I are going to drive. I made out the check to send to Verena so will get that sent tomorrow. There will be 3 of us.

  1. Marie Iverson (Staub)
  2. Barbara Iverson (Lyonais)
  3. Joyce Iverson (Flaata)

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Marie Iverson 1960

Marie, this is wonderful news that you will be attending our reunion. As Keith Pladson Mentioned, it’s a long drive from the East Coast and we know it’s a long haul from the West Coast as well. It’s great that your cousin Barbara is able to accompany you. I’m assuming Barbara attended the Bottineau schools or did she attend Dunseith? I have known your cousin, Joyce Flaata, for as far back as I can remember. She and Harlan were very active members of the Metigoshe Lutheran churches and that is where I learned to know them. From what you mentioned they still live on the same place a few miles NE of Bottineau. Their home is a few miles south of Vinje Church up in the hills. I’m really racking my brain now, but the name of the hill or mountain they live on, as I remember, is Bare Butte. We passed it many times with our many visits, taking the back roads, to visit Dad’s brother Emil/Lillian who lived a few miles SW of Harlan & Joyce’s. We are looking forward to seeing you folks next month. Gary 

PS – Folks; Marie lost Marvin a few months after our reunion last July. We so enjoyed seeing and visiting with him and Marie at the reunion. It was such a traumatic loss for Marie. She said reading our daily blogs really helped her coping with his loss.

 

2009 Seattle Dunseith Aumni Reunion:
Marvin (Deceased) & Marie (60) Iverson Staub

 

Earth Worms Question:
From Vickie Metcalfe (70): Bottineau, ND.

April greetings Gary,

April showers have arrived here in the foothills of the Turtle Mountains. Days have been quite windy followed by nights of thunder and lighting shows. At least an inch of steady rain washed Bottineau thoroughly clean last night. The warm earthy smells and sunny spring morning greeted me and Buie to our walk.

My question for blog readers. What is the earliest date in the spring… anyone has seen earth worms in the area?

They were every where this morning 4/14/10. I found myself hop scotching home as not to squish them! So many, they reminded me of the wet Junes of yesteryear. Thanks Vickie
Reply from Keith Pladson (66): Stafford, VA

Gary, This is in response to Sybil Johnson’s visiting Washington DC. I’m sure you will enjoy your trip immensely and hope you are able to visit and enjoy many of the national treasures located in and around Washington. Some things worth seeing in addition to those you already stated could include the Washington National Cathedral, Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery (to include Kennedy’s Grave and the changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), the Korean War Memorial and any number of the many National Museums. Alas, there is one thing on your list you may not be able to enjoy. The much discussed and locally bragged about Cherry Blossom Festival has come and gone and so have most of the blossoms. Usually they start blooming the very end of March and through the next couple of weeks or so. But, unfortunately, this year we had some really warm weather in the middle of March so the blossoms came a little early. So, most (if not all) of the blossoms are now history until next years.

Still, you WILL enjoy your trip! And even if you can’t take photographs in the White House, you can take them at most other locations. Keith Pladson (66)

 

Country School Reunion:
Question from Lynn Halvorson Otto (74): Seoul, Korea

Hi Gary, who is organizing the July country school reunion at Lake Metigoshe? If you know could you post this again for people. Thanks, Lynn Otto

Lynn, Linda Gardner is the one spearheading this reunion. I have pasted below and also attached a copy of the registration form. Gary

 

 Turtle Mountain Country School Reunion
July 10, 2010

Plans are underway to hold a Turtle Mountain Country School Reunion on July 10, 2010, at the Twin Oaks Resort & Convention Center atLakeMetigoshe.Anyone who attended a country school in theTurtleMountains or is interested in celebrating an educational life style of the past is welcome to attend.The cost is $42.00 per person.Reservations and advance payment are required.Please fill out the form below and mail to:

 

03/30/2019 (2700)

Bernadette
Posting from Ginger LaRocque Poitra (’65): Belcourt, ND

Hi Gary,

You know what I think of Bernadette, she has always been a marvelous person. From my observation watching her with people, that is what I took away from how she is. Always treating each and every one of us as special individuals.

To even think of losing someone who is such an exceptional human being,  is so heartbreaking.  Bernadette is leaving an everlasting impression in my heart and in my life.  People like her should be everywhere, in everyone’s life, to spread gratifying, pleasantry into people’s hearts and lives.

Thank you Gary, thank you for sharing Bernadette with all the people you know.

I will always remember your wonderful beautiful lady, your WIFE.

Thank you Gary, read this to Bernadette and tell her I love her and my prayers are with her.

Ginger

Gary’s comments
Thank you Ginger for this wonderful message. When I read it to Bernadette, She cried. She remembers you well too. At the moment her speech is loud, but all mumbled. We can’t understand her. She spends about 23.5 hours of each day in bed. The other half hour she spends in her recliner for about 5 minutes multiple times each day. She needs to be held up when walking with one of us behind her with a bear hug hold.  

 

Florence Hiatt Dahl (DHS ’50) Obituary
Posted by Tim Martinson (’69): Anchorage, Alaska.

Florence I. Dahl went to be with her Lord on March 20, 2019 with her family by her side.

A service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday March 31st at Baxter Road Bible Church with reception following.  Burial will be in the Spring at JBER National Cemetery.   Florence was born August 2, 1930 in Bottineau North Dakota to Margaret and John Hiatt.  She grew up in the Turtle Mountains with her 8 siblings on the Family Farm.

She obtained her Nursing degree from the Trinity Hospital School of Nursing in Minot.  She was forever thankful to her Uncle Harry for his support in this endeavor.  Florence met her future husband Howard while working at St. Luke Hospital in Fargo.

Florence and Howard were married March 3, 1954 in Rugby.  In 1956 Florence, Howard and their growing family drove the Alcan Highway to Alaska to their new home.

She worked at Providence Hospital for many years as a surgical and ER nurse and later as a surgical Nurse at Alaska Native medical Center, and staff nurse at Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage California.

After she and Howard retired they built a summer home on Crooked Lake and spent winters traveling in the lower 48 visiting family.  After Howard’s passing in 1994 she spent summers at their summer home.  Winters were spent with her friends by starting two book clubs and the Winsome Widows group, and organizing group trips to Israel, Rivers of Europe, Fall Colors on the East Coast, volunteering at the Soup Kitchen in Downtown Anchorage and many other adventures.  She took up weaving and made many custom afghans that she gave to her friends and family, or anyone that she thought could use a warm comfy blanket.

Mrs. Dahl is survived by her children, Marc, Marsha, Matt and Mike of Alaska; her sister Stubby Fauske of North Dakota; thirteen grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren.

The family requests that you spend time with your family and friends with good conversation in her memory.

Gary’s comment
What shock to get this message/obituary from Tim Martinson. Developing the Dunseith Alumni Blog, I had numerous conversations with Florence. I never had the opportunity to meet her in person, but we walk and talked the same turf in our childhood days, just at different times is all. We were both born and raised in the Ackworth community. Florence’s family, The Johnny and Margaret Hiatt family farm now the Fauske farm was my childhood families closest neighbor to the north. The Stokes and Hiatt families have been close friends since the early 1900’s. They were born and raised in the same small community. Florence and I had lots of commonality to talk about. Florence left the community before the time I can remember, but we knew the same people and the same turf. My sincere condolence to her family. She was a good person.

 

Reply from Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

March 24, 2019
Gary, Larry, Mel, and friends of Dunseith,

            T’was early child hood when I  first became aware of  ‘SNOW SNAKES’.

 I would listen to mom and Dad whenever dad arrived home from work at  darkening days end. 

 I heard about the dastardly ‘SNOW SNAKE’, mid – winter ……mid 50s’ when he worked at plastering Belcourt School (replaced twice since then).

            Every morning after feeding cattle, whilst dark with a team and hayrack, mom would hand him his black lunch pail and green coffee thermos, he’d climb and ride Barney, the little gray percheron, down the road  West to Snuice Box Junction and Highway #3 where he met his brother’s; Bill and Jim.   Uncle’s Bill  and Jim mixed and carried ‘mud’. He’d slap Barney on his rump to send him home

Vickie

 

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Blog (773) posted on April 14, 2010

Dan Morgan (Former Teacher) remembrance:
Thank you from Judy Morgan (Former Teacher): Edgeley, ND

Thanks to all friends, former students, and colleagues who sent e-mail or cards or called when news of Dan’s illness was posted by Ardys Horner. Although Dan always kept up with the blog, he didn’t post. His excuse was always that he didn’t have anything new to add, that no one would remember him after all these years, or that his “secretary” wasn’t too efficient. He was so surprised and pleased to hear from so many. It meant a lot to him.

Finally Scott and I deeply appreciate all who took the time to e-mail us at home, on the blog, or on the Guest Book at www.dahlstromfuneralservice.com. Unfortunately we did lose some in the process of being read or copied. Thank you all so much for your kind expressions of sympathy. 

According to Dan’s wishes, we will have a simple graveside memorial service on Saturday May 29,2010 at Milnor Lutheran Cemetery at 3:00 PM followed by a gathering of family and friends at the Gwinner Golf Club.

Again thanks Gary for all that you do in keeping everyone who is or was part of the Dunseith community connected. This is long overdue and I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have started this and lost it or made mistakes like this bold print that I’m unable to get out of at the moment. I’m now as addicted to this site as Dan was, so I hope you continue with your wonderful work. If this goes through it will probably be in two or more parts. I trust your skills to make sense of it. It’s warm and unbelievably windy here today and all I can think of is Virgil Vanorny coaching our women’s softball team! Judy Morgan

Judy, Yes, without a doubt, Dan and you too are well remembered in the Dunseith community and the Alumni. You guys were in Dunseith after my time there so I didn’t learn to know either of you during your Dunseith days. We can make up for that now though. I agree, it’s not always easy to post for fear folks will not be interested in what one has to say or that what we say may not be quite right. Then there’s the fear factor of being judged with how we say it. I have come to realize that folks love hearing from all of you that post. Folks are not judgmental of what is posted. They just love seeing the postings and the names they come from. They bring back so many memories. Rereading some of the postings, I see so many of my own errors, kicking myself in the butt for not catching them before hitting the send button. Thank you Judy. We love hearing from you. Please keep the postings coming. Gary

 

Follow up message with remeberences:
From Judy Morgan (Former Teacher): Edgeley, ND

Dear Gary,

First of all I want to thank you for including us on the Dunseith blog. Dan and I both enjoyed reading news of the area and remembering so many friends and events from our happy years in Dunseith (1963-1970).

I am just getting back to using the computer so my limited skills are pretty rusty. To Stella and the Schimetz family, my thoughts and prayers are with Bryan and all of you during this very difficult time. My sincere condolences to the families of Bill Berube and Greg Grimme. Many prayers continue on their way to the families of DeAnn Gottbreht and Mike and Sandra Vandal for continuing positive results

 

To the Schimetz family: From Mark Gunville(75): Rolette, ND
I also graduated with Kim and Know the Schimetz family well. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in your trying times.

Mark Gunville 1975

 

Update for Matthew – Mike & Sandra Zeiler Vandal’s Grandson:

Posted by Mike & Sandra (62) Zeiler: Elk River, MN

Hi Gary, this was our daughters last update to all friends and family. Kelly does a good job of explaining, and understands all this stuff much better then I do.She has a great husband, good children, all 11 of them, and a strong faith that will get them through, and come out on top of this. thank you for your concern and the prayers from all. Sandy and Mike


Sent:
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 2:09 PM
Subject: Tues. oncologist appt

The pathology report came back positive for clear cell sarcoma. This cancer is agressive

in that it has a propensity to come back….even after 9-10 years. It hasn’t been a fast growing

cancer for Matthew and that seems to be the norm. The dr. wants to get Matthew to where

there is “no evidence of disease.” This is what was accomplished 3 yrs. ago and what they are trying

to accomplish now with the thoracotomy w/ wedge resections on each lung. The current plan is to

remove and watch. Matthew will be getting CT scans every 3 months for at least 3 yrs, then maybe go

to every 4 mos for 2 years, biannually for 5 yrs. (The dr said every 3 mos. for as long as he could).

He also wants to do a bone scan before the next thoracotomy. (am I saying that right?) He knows the

last surgery sight is going to “light up” on the bone scan, and so wants to get it accomplished before

the next surgery so there will be better results. Clear cell going to the bone is possible, but not as likely.

Alternative treatments: If it reappears after this, especially in the near future, there is achemotherapy

(adrimicin (sp)?) that is possible. Radiation is possible, but is limited by dose, and the lungs are

particularly sensitive. (Matthew is not a candidate for a lung transplant, due to having cancer). As

mentioned before, these “treatments” have not been shown to be effective; surgery is the best

option….Matthew can do the “remove and watch” for as long as he can have lung tissue removed if

he wants. We had 3 yrs since the last time and can go many years w/o it returning.

(or MIRACLES STILL HAPPEN)

As the U of M is the only phase 1 investigational institute in MN (meaning there is the latest/newest

treatments available here…but not necessarily covered by ins because it is investigational), he

does have more options here. Dr. Mulrooney said he’d check into other phase 1 institues in the US

and see if any of them have a particular interest in clear cell sarcoma. He recommended the following 2

websites;

curesearch.org (children’s oncology group) and cancer.gov which would have info

on trials and is sponsored by the Nat’l Cancer Inst.

 

If the bone scan comes back with unfavorable results, he may recommend a different route. Of course, our hope

and prayer is that this will be it, or barring that, before needing chemo, there is one out there that has

been proven effective.

Matthew’s first comment was in reference to Mother Theresa’s saying….the “God won’t allow more than I can

handle, wish he didn’t trust me so much” one. we picked up lunch at Chipotle and ate in the car on the

way home. (something I do not recommend) As we approached the Albertville exit, he said,

“Oh yeah, I have cancer.” He forgot for a bit ( can’t figure that myself)…when asked how he is doing he responds

“Better than I thought I would be.”

I, for one, am thankful he has been of an age since the beginning where he can understand the necessity

of the surgery/suffering he endures. One sees many little ones in the oncolology depts. and, as a mother,

I would find that harder to endure that suffering than the trial we are currently experiencing.

As another cancer patient (whom I admire) has said many times: “GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME.”

 GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND PLEASE KEEP PRAYING!

 Thank you,
Perraults

 

Reunion Attendance:
From Diane Larson Sjol (70): Minot, ND.

I admit it…I am way behind in reading the blog…Nancy (Hosmer) and I were visiting and she asked if I signed up for the Dunseith reunion…I have not…so, ok, how do I go about it? I have been traveling 90 miles down the highway to nowhere lately…work, work, work…time for some fun. Diane

Diane, you have a long commute from Minot to Bottineau. I’ll bet you know the road by heart now.

It’s so nice that you will be attending our reunion. We are looking forward to seeing you. Verena and I have added you to our lists for attending. Verena needs payment in advance for those that would like the Roast Beef catered dinner. The dinner is $10.00 per person. We are charging a registration fee of $5.00 per person to cover expenses. You can mail your payment to Verena if you want the meal. I have pasted her address below. For those that have not prepaid, we will be collecting the registration fee at the registration table.

Folks, You can mail your payment to Verena or stop by the High School where she works. I will be sending out an updated list of those attending within the next few days. The reunion will be at the Dunseith Bingo Barn on May 22nd.

Verena Gillis
PO Box, 785
Dunseith, ND 58329

Folks, Today is our bowling day. This is a picture of some of the gals that stopped their game to pose for this picture. Having fun is the name of the game. Bernadette is standing second from the right. Bernadette made several cookie sheets of chocolate rice cake that she will be taking along for treats today. They love her rice cake and requested more. Gary

 

03/24/2019 (2699)

Folks,

Again sorry for the long delay between postings. With Bernadette’s sickness combined with a friend of mine visiting from Bremerton, WA that fell and fractured his spine while here, I have been kind of busy. My friend spent 22 days in the hospital here. They were able to stabilize him enough for his flight back to the USA where he will have surgery.

Bernadette’s condition has gone from bad to worse. She has been bed ridden now for four days. We are so fortunate to have gotten her feeding tube inserted too. Other than for a little water, her total intake is thru the tube.

 

Trying to locate Geraldine Robbilard
Request from Tina Belgarde Busche (’78): Jamestown, ND

Can you help me find my Godmother. Geraldine Robbilard. I am hoping to find her

My parents are Clifford and Ella Belgarde (my Mom is deceased) I am Tina Belgarde Busche Leo Belgarde SR Keith Lee Belgarde (deceased) Kay Belgarde Benson

Leo lives there and Dad is here in Jamestown ND with us girls

 

Barbara Landsverk Lawrence (‘DHS 1967) Obituary
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Bottineau, ND

Landsverk, Barbara

Barbara Lawrence

March 15, 1949 – March 19, 201

Barbara (Landsverk) Lawrence

Barbara Lawrence, age 70 of Bottineau, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at her home near Bottineau.  Her funeral will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the First Lutheran Church in Bottineau.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

Barbara Lawrence, a daughter Nels and Gertie (Rispa) Landsverk, was born on March 15, 1949 in Bottineau.  She was raised near Dunseith and graduated from Dunseith High School in 1967.  She worked as a waitress in Dunseith and Bottineau.  She was married to Duane Handeland.  They had 2 children, Todd and Tracy.  This marriage later ended.  On July 25, 1980, she married Larry Lawrence at the First Lutheran Church in Bottineau.  She then began her career as a rancher.

Barbara enjoyed gardening, horseback riding, cooking, baking, playing cards and bingo, sewing ice fishing, playing horseshoes and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Larry of Bottineau; daughter, Tracy (Ben) Aufforth of Bottineau; son, Todd (Kris) Handeland of Bottineau; foster son, Jody Hoopman of Bottineau; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon Beckman of Bottineau; brother, David Landsverk of Bottineau; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Pladson; brothers, Elwood, Bruce, Virgil, Darrel, Arlen, Roger, Kenneth and Leland; niece, Elizabeth Landsverk; and nephews, Virgil (Little V) Landsverk.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.  Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net

 

Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70) Bottineau, ND

Leo Frank Fettig obituary

October 23, 1923 – March 21, 2019

He did work at  Dunseith….at the Peace Garden CCC camp in 1939.

Note: Not the DHS Supt.

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My latest project. 2,200 (16”x16”) Ceramic Tile

I was tired of the black dirty fungus that continually kept coming back in our drive way and outside parking area, so I had it all tiled. While I was at it I include the garage too. It’ll be a lot easier to keep clean too. Our garage is 24’ X 60’. My pool table doesn’t get much use but it’s nice to have. This is a garage area for the accumulation of and storage of stuff too.
Stokes

 

“Gypsies” BBC
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND

Sunday March 17, 2019, 

 Hello Dunseith School Friends and Gary,

             It is  St. Patricks Day  and i recall mom and her homemade cured corned beef. She and dad were newlyweds in 1947 living close to Woodland Park in Seattle. Dad was a Plasterer Apprentice and mom a homemaker.

WORK ETHIC was the only inheritance  received from their respective families.

            Together they forged a solid marriage and a combined DREAM. They dreamt of a saving for a  little farm back in the Turtle Mountains. 

            Mom and dad were quite frugal…they were known  as “penny pinchers.”  They never ate out.

             Mom  made a home, baked loaves of bread and made 3 meals a day…… meals from scratch. She got up early, packed Dads lunch and  filled a thermos with coffee for his  work each morning.

            Mom  grocery shopped, once a week at local neighborhood shops And, Mom made a friend, of the kindly elderly neighborhood butcher. She told me she would go in and peruse the cheapest cuts of meat.  And,  the butcher gave her tips on preparation. He somehow figured out; with her dark widows peak hair and brown eyes, she was of Irish heritage. He told her she needed to learn how to make an Irish dish.

            He told her how to cure meat.

            Through the years; as kids sometime  along in  February, we would arrive home via a long ride inthe school bus  to mom packing a  brisket into a crock. She then poured  over the beef; a solution of a handful of this,  a handful of that, an extra big pinch of  pickling spices and cover with fresh cold well water and a round stone. She’d carry the crock down and put to it rest in the  cool root cellar.

            AHH….Come close to mid March, we would come home to a toasty warm  house. My nose would twitch appreciatively to the smells of  succulent Corned beef, Cabbage, and boiling home grown potatoes. After milking and  chores and Dad home, we ate together the filling supper.

Oh, yah. Along with the corned beef  Mom always remembered to serve a fresh container of horse radish……….I ate Corned Beef yesterday!

https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-47587773

            Once again  my inquiring mind got a move on today.

…. Curiosity usually happens,  whenever  I read BBC or Canadian news. Attached is a current BBC article about gypsies in France. Does anyone recall  hearing  tales/stories of gypsies  traveling  through Dunseith or  a caravan camping in the area years ago?

            Today someone told me …. ” 21 days straight of below zero at the foot of the Turtles.”  For two months, I frequently thought of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s, “The Long Winter” .  And was happy I didn’t need to wander the prairie to find a  grain bin and coffee grinder to grind wheat.  I am so looking forward to enjoying the end of … long winter.

            I seem to have a bit of spring fever as I am bouncing around topic.

So I  must say, Thank you Gary and  HAPPY SPRING everyone!

Vickie L. Metcalfe

 

Posted by my cousin  Audrey Aitchison: Bottineau, ND
Snow on my 3 mile walk this morning (3/19/2019)
Audery

 

The mysterious snow snake Store
Posted by Larry Hackman (’66): Bismarck, ND

A friend of mine that lives in the Turtle Mountains, North Dakota wrote and complained that his dog has been dragging snow snakes up onto the front step of his house and that they scare the hell out of his wife when she goes out in the morning on her way to work.  I guess with the big snow melt the snow snakes are becoming isolated in the remaining piles of snow and aren’t able to escape the pesky little dog.  Apparently the snow melt happened so fast that it surprised the critters and they weren’t able to crawl into their holes and hibernate for the summer, or maybe like us they thought we were going into a climate of winter year round?  The friend in the hills says that he knows the snow snakes were surprised as they had that surprised look on their little faces.

Thanks for letting me know and reminding me about the snow snakes.

What do you do about the little puddles that they have a tendency to leave behind on your step, or if you let the dog drag them into the house they could leave a snow snake stain on your flooring?  They are some disgusting critters if you don’t handle them right.

Good luck Mel.

Larry

Snow & snow snakes?
osted by Larry Hackman (’66):  Bismarck, ND

Received a message today from friends living in Fergus Falls, MN. They are complaining about all the snow that they have piled up everywhere from this winter.  Now after shoveling and working hard to keep the sidewalks and driveway cleared of snow and continuously having to worry about where they are going to pile the next snow that falls???  Now “believe it or not” they have had to worry about snow snakes!!!! Yes, are friends wrote that they have had the unpleasant situation of dealing with these critters.  Apparently them there snow snakes must have migrated down from Butte St. Paul, Turtle Mountains, ND over into Minnesota.  This could be good for the people living in the Turtle Mountains and bad for the people living in Minnesota.  They didn’t ask me what they could do about this situation but I suggested that they drink lots of Schnapps, as it will keep you warm and kill the infection if you happen to get bit by a snow snake.  There may be people that live in the Turtle Mountains or that did live in the Turtle Mountains that may know of a better solution to this problem?  I know most Norwegians never have to worry about getting infection anyway but maybe you have a suggestion for these folks???

Thank You,

Larry

 

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Blog (772) posted on April 13, 2010

 

To the Schimetz Family
From Lynn Halvorson Otto (75): Seoul, Korea

To the entire Schimetz Family: I also worked with Bryan at Dales and he was always a joy and full of fun. I also graduated with Kim who I know is suffering with MS as well. You are all in our prayers daily. Lynn Halvorson Otto, 75

Reply to Pete & Ruth Larshus picture posted yesterday:
From Tom Hagen (51): Mesa, AZ & Williston, ND. 

Yes, Gary , and Pete was a cousin of the Hagen family and Ruth was a good friend and fellow teacher with us. Tom Hagen (51)

New email address for Fritz & Marlene Henderson: Rolla, ND

Our new email address is

Fritz & Marlene

 

Excerpt from a personal message.
From Lois Tweten: Helena, MT

I’m headed to Overy ND on the 22nd. My cousin (Carol Sletto Johnson) came up to Bozeman to help out her daughter that had some surgery (she doesn’t dare drive so far – uffda). Anyway her husband drove her up here and I’ll drive her back! I like an excuse to go home to ND and see the cousins etc. It was while I was staying with Carol that I met Bev Azure at her shop while Carol saw the PA there at the clinic!

Lois

Lois Tweten 907 Washington ST #3 Helena, MT 59601

Lois, We dearly miss Bev. She added a lot of life and zest to our daily messages. She was such a passionate, kind loving person too. Bev was Bev and pretended to be no one other than Bev. She certainly had a huge following with a long list of friends. She will be remembered for years to come. Gary

 

Reply from Sybil Johnson: Cheyenne, WY.

Since is talking about upcoming trips, I thought I would put my 2 cents in. For the first time in my life, I will be flying out of DIA, to Washington, DC. I have never been there and I’m looking for ward to it. There are so many things to see, but will only have 5 days. I will be visiting the White House and the Capitol, but sadly without my camera. I guess, since 9/11, this is no longer possible. I will be also going to the Viet Nam Memorial Wall. There is a Native American National Museum that I will also be visiting. I am looking forward to see those famous Cherry Blossoms, that I have heard about all of my life. Sybil Johnson

 

03/15/2019 (2698)

Reply From Sandy Lopez (’64):  Rockford IL

Gary,

Thanks for your continued effort to keep us updated on all the Dunseith news.

More importantly, we also appreciate the valiant effort of caring for your sweet Bernadette. We continue to keep both of you, your family and the other caregivers in our prayers.

We have become much more aware of these debilitating and insidious long term diseases as my sister has succumbed to Alzheimer’s and they live far away from the rest of the family, so they do not have the support of “the village” that it takes to manage the care. We are having a family reunion soon to see what we can do to help.

In communal prayer

Sandy Lopez

 

Gary’s comment

Thanks’ Sandy for the nice comments and this rely.

We are so sorry to hear of your sister’s bout with Alzheimer’s too. Did she ever attend Dunseith?

Bernadette is better, but still isn’t able to walk or talk clearly. She easily tires and is often confused, especially when going out. She can eat and swallow her food now, but often times refuses and askes to be fed thru her feeding tube. When that happens, they just put her food in a blender and feed her thru her feeding tube.

Yesterday she wanted to go out, so we took her to Bigby’s. Bernadette hadn’t been there for quite some time. We used to be there 2 or more times per week. She was confused all the way going there but recognized the staff when we got there. They welcomed her back with a slice of cake. She ordered fish-n-chips, her favorite. She ate all the fish and some of the fries. Of course Tata had to feed her.

Tata has been with us for over 15 years now. She knows us better than we know ourselves. Mirasol, Bernadette’s niece, has been with us for 6 years now. She too is very good working and taking care of Bernadette. We have another gal, Marites, for the evening shift. Tata is on call 24/7. Mirasol is 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day. Marites 5:00 to 9:00 PM every day. Tata’s husband, Aldren, also works for us full time. He takes care of the outside cleaning and maintenance. We, without a doubt, have the cleanest, well-kept place in the Cebu.

As you can see in the pictures, Tata and Bernadette are very close. I’m number one in Bernadette’s life. Tata is number two.
Stokes-1 Stokes-2 Stokes-3

 

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Blog (771) posted on April 12, 2010

Dunseith Alumni Caribbean Cruise in February 2012

Folks, Following our reunion in May we’ll be shifting focus to our Caribbean Cruise. We are making plans for Presidents day week in February 2012. As soon as the Cruise schedules come out, probably later this year, we will be selecting a cruise line and a cruise. We have not yet decided if we’ll be going East or West in the Caribbean. Please reply with any preferences and ideas that you may have. Bill Grimme, Phyllis McKay, Bernadette and I will be the group leaders for this cruise. This will for sure be another great event. For those of you living a bit north, this will be a good winter break. In mentioning this cruise to a few of our friends here in the PI, several of them want to join us as well. They’ve got their calendars marked. Gary

 

Bryan Schimetz (77) contact number.
Brian is suffering with MS. He is in Triumph Mandan Hospital.
Message from Mark Schimetz (70): Rolette, ND.

Gary the Triumph Care Center’s phone number for Bryan Schimetz’s room is 1-701-667-4087. I know that Bryan would like to hear from his friends that are unable to come to see him at this time, especially Donna Striker. They have been good friends all his life. Bryan is being kept as comfortable as is possible.

 

Reply to Bryan Schimetz (77):
From Rhonda Hiatt (75): Battle Ground, WA.

Hi Gary,

 

It’s been awhile since I have replied on here. I try to keep up with the latest everyday, though I do get behind.

Bryan along with his family are definitely in my prayers as he and they go through this very difficult time. I graduated with Kim in 75 and worked with Bryan at Dales and he was just the best cook and the best to work with. I really just loved working with him. No matter how crazy busy we were he never got all worked up or lost his cool. Awhile back you had posted his e-mail address so we could send Birthday wishes. I sent one but if I remember right, his mailbox was full. I knew that everyone else had done the same thing. I tried a few times after that, so don’t know if he got it or not. To Bryan, Kim, and the rest of the Schimetz family, My thoughts and Prayers are with you.

Rhonda Hiatt

Keith & Alice Pladson will be attending the reunion:
Message from Keith Pladson (66): Stafford, VA

Gary, Just thought I would let you know that Alice and I will be attending the reunion get together/meal in May. I’ve already sent Verena a notice of our planned attendance and a check for our meals. We also intend to include a stop in Superior, WI on the way up to visit with my Aunt Lillian. I spoke with my cousin Ron (one of Lillian’s sons) a few days ago, and he said his Mom is doing pretty well (I think she is 94 years young now), so I’m really looking forward to our trip. It’s a long drive from here to ND (about 1,800 miles each way) but with our stop in Superior on the way up and a stop in Louisville, KY (to visit with Alice’s Mom) on the way back at least we will break up the long drive. We could fly, but with the way the airlines are going, flying is not much fun anymore and by driving we have a lot more freedom to come and go as we please while in ND. Over the years we’ve driven this route many times so we are very used to it. We look forward to seeing you and Bernadette again. Keith

Keith, This is wonderful news that you and Alice will be attending the reunion. You are right, it’s a long trip from VA to Dunseith. We are looking forward to seeing you guys at the reunion and around the area too. Gary

 

 Dunseith Alumni Alaska Cruise – July 2009
Note: Florence and Keith are siblings. Becky is Florence’s daughter
Minnie Flynn is in the background.

Florence Pladson Sime (62), Keith Pladson (66) & Becky Sime Coles (83)

Update from DeAnn Gottbreht: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/deanngottbreht

Sunday, April 11, 2010 10:56 AM, CDT

Patrick and I left the NICU with Connor at about 3:30 pm on Thursday April 8th. What and exciting day it was! Connor has come such a long way since he was born. He is such a miracle. He is almost 7 lbs now and is growing fast. His reflux is still a problem but the doctors sent us home with his medicine and so far he is doing great. Unfortunately he doesn’t let his parents sleep for very long at a stretch but hopefully that will improve! It is just so nice to finally be at home together as a family.

Chemo is still going pretty well. I had Chemo this last week on Thursday so it was nice to get it out of the way before we picked up Connor. Only 5 more treatments to go of this stuff and after that I’ll have a chemo once every 3 weeks for a year. I’m just hoping the chemo won’t ware me out to much since Connor is a lot of work right now. It’s a good thing Patrick and I can always get a little help from Grandparents when we need it! We are really looking forward to putting these treatments behind us so we can finally spend time at home as a family and not have all this traveling every week.

Thanks again everyone for all of your support. It was a long journey for us with Connor in the NICU for 41 days but that phase of our lives is behind us and things are only going to get better

03/07/2019 (2697)

Good day everyone,

Sorry for the long delay between posts. With Bernadette being in the hospital and other things,  I have been very busy lately.

Bernadette’s condition progressed to where she was unable to swallow. With lots of coaching, not all of the time, we were able to get her to swallow getting food and water in her stomach. Now that she has her feeding tube, she won’t even try to swallow.

She was admitted to the hospital and had a feeding tube inserted into her stomach. First they had to get her blood and other vitals restored before doing the surgery or procedure as they called it.  She was in the hospital 6 days. Inserting the feeding tube is relatively a simple procedure. Under General anesthesia they run the  device down the esophagus to the stomach. They then puncture a hole in the stomach for the tube.   Food is blended to a liquid and placed in the tube. It works very well. We have a plastic binder that goes around her body that covers the tube when not in use.

Bernadette

 

 

Violet DuBois passed away
Obituary posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

https://prod1.meaningfulfunerals.net/obituary/violet-dubois?fh_id=14585

Dear Friends of Dunseith and Gary,

I wish to extend  sympathy to the ‘Emil’ DuBois family on the passing of their family Matriarch, Violet.

I considered  Violet as a friend, and  I  enjoyed  whenever we had  an opportunity to  visit.

I also  carry fond memories of her younger children who  were former students of mine.

Violet was a kind, smiling, thoughtful interesting lady.

She put her family and God above all!

Sincerely,

Vickie Leona Metcalfe

 

Dale’s Jumbo Burger
Reply from Larry Hackman (’66): Dunseith, ND

Gary

I can’t believe that it took that Hiatt kid three years to finally satisfy his cravings for a (Dales Jumbo Burger) after seeing that picture below his posting.  Talk about a delayed reaction.  I wonder how that works for him at a auction?  He must have been letting his taste buds suffer for awhile before he decided to tackle a jumbo.  Rod, I bet them buds were surprised and great full as hell to finally be satisfied.

Gary to tell you the truth after seeing Rod’s picture  of that jumbo I wanted to jump in the truck and head up north for a jumbo, but it has been so damn cold here (just like the sixties) that a person hates to go outside and when you do, you have to grab a shovel to help you get to where you are going.  You don’t know what you are missing, or maybe you do remember?   I didn’t see any snow or cold or milk cows or hay or a path to the barn on them farm pictures you displayed.

But, yes Gary I did eat a whole jumbo, the last time I ordered one.  However, I have not ordered fries with a jumbo for several years.  I been trying to cut back on the carburetors.  Everything has went to injectors!

That quarter jumbo sure do look good.  Thanks Rod!

Thank You Gary for all that you do for us, and we are praying for your wife.

Larry

Hackman

 

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Blog (770) posted on April 11, 2010

 

Bryan Schimetz (77) suffering with MS:

Posted on our Website:
From: David Schimetz Phone: 

Message: I would like to start a prayer chain for Bryan Schimetz. He is in Triumph Mandan Hospital. Bryan has suffered with MS for over 30 years and is now in the last stages of the disease and he will leave us soon. He is surrounded by family members and he is in no pain. Please keep him in you prayers. Thank-you all from the Louis Schimetz Family

David, Since putting these class lists together, I have known that Bryan is suffering with MS. I talked to him, by phone, several years ago when he was in the Good Samaritan center in Bottineau. From the sound of his voice with that conversation, I could tell he was suffering. I am so sad to hear of his continued deteriorating condition. He’s coped well with all his suffering with this disease for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryan. We know it’s hard on the entire family as well. Our prayers are with you guys as well. Gary

 

Question from Bonnie Awalt Houle (56): Becker, MN

Dear Gary,

I heard there were some early additions to this blog that were sent around before the reunion that ballooned this blog. They said those early additions had individual pictures of students. Do you still have those blogs? Could you possibly send those around again?

Thank you for all you do, and God Bless.

Bonnie Awalt Houle

Bonnie, I assume you are talking about those messages posted prior to the 2007 reunion? We, the class of 65, generated a whole lot of email traffic for about 6 months leading into that reunion. For quite sometime we were almost live, at a given time, each day. As messages came into me I’d immediately forward them to the class and they’d reply instantaneously. The cycle continued, often times for several hours, each day. I saved each and everyone of those 2,000 plus messages only to loose them when my hard drive got reformatted a few months back. I didn’t realize I didn’t have them backed up. What a loss. Do any of you from the class of 65 or auxiliary folks that were included with those message, by chance, have copies of any of those messages?

Needless to say, the ice had been well broken long before our reunion in 2007. This was our first ever class reunion too. Most of us agreed that we were not that close of a class in our HS days and that comradery becomes increasingly more important as we get older. As we get older, relationships tend take precedence above all else. It’s too bad we wait until our more senior years to realize all this.
Gary

From: Gary Houle (63) and Roberta: Champlin, MN

Hi Gary-You have done a fabulous job with the Richard Family genealogy graph which you posted in blog #761. It really helps to see how everyone is related. One small correction. Under Gary’s grandma Bernadette Dostaler, there is a Leo listed under Ted Dostaler. Leo was Bernadette’s husband, not a son of Ted. Ted was never married. Keep up the good work. We enjoy your daily blog.

 

Roberta Houle
Roberta, Thank you so much for this correction. I have updated my master copy of that graph with this correction. I have also attached a copy of this PowerPoint graph of the Richard Family. Gary

 

Pete & Ruth Larshus Peterson:

Folks, I just ran across this photo that I did not realize I had with the recent passing and many good memories of Ruth. I believe Neola sent this picture to me quite sometime ago. Ruth was a well remembered teacher throughout the hills, Dunseith and Bottineau. She was also a first cousin to Art Rude.

 

 

02/23/2019 (2696)

A little update on Bernadette.

Bernadette’s condition has deteriorated quite a lot the past several months. She just isn’t rebounding back either. It takes two of us stronger folks to hold her when she walks. Today she is having problems chewing and swallowing her food. With persistence we managed to get her to intake food and water.

I have made arrangements, next week, to have a feeding tube surgically inserted into her stomach. They said it’s a simple overnight procedure in the hospital. She will still be able to eat and drink normal, even with the tube. She’ll have the tube for use in times of need.

It’s very hard to understand her now too. She gets easily upset when we don’t understand her. She remembers most everyone, but it’s very hard for her to following along with or comprehend anything other than simple subject matters.

She sleeps well at night so that is a real plus.

Gary

 

Clifford Allery
Reply from Judy Allery Azure (65):  Bismarck, ND

Ginger, Thank You for the kinds words…it was one of the saddest days of our lives when we lost our dear brother Clifford.  He passed from cancer as that is such a killer disease…we will always have our memories of him and will love him like he is still with us…One day we will be all together again….Thanks again.

 

Undefeated Dunseith Football teams Reply from Dennis Dubois (’63): dlpmd@comcast.net Minneapolis, MN

Upon reading about that 1950’s football team. They surmised it to be the last undefeated Dunseith team. Well, the 1959-60 football team was also undefeated. It was my freshman year and we had a great coach. Bill Allen. I can’t remember everyone, but here are the ones I remember. Jerry Strong, Ronnie Strong, Willie Longie, Rick Henriksen, Dwight Lang, John Morgan, Lyle Zeiler,  Lowell Bad Heart Bull, George Gottbrett, Gary pigeon, Bruce Pigeon, Russell Pigeon. Bradley Solmonson, Stan Solmonson, Nick Bedard, Jim Bedard, Jim Evans, David Shelver, Bill Henry, Ronnie Morin, Johnny Leonard, Leland Stickland, Donald Egbert, Lyle Lamourex, etc. We lost one game the next year, when Rolla had the eternal clock that drove Virgil Vanorny to a premature demise, or at least temporary insanity. Maybe this was the last undefeated football team???

Reply from Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND Gary,  Ron and Friends of Dunseith,

Thankyou Ron Longie on your reply about Chaga. Now I know it was an important source in the hills.

Did you ever sample the tea?

I  believe  there is merit in  the study of  wild medicinal and healing plants.

It would be a wonderful Turtle Mountain summer class.

Mr. Vaughn, an elderly friend of my maternal grandparents and  parents would pick tender pigweed and dandelion greens in  early spring.

He’d  show mom how to prepare them.

He  and his wife also made dandelion, rhubarb  and potato wines which they would treat my parents whenever we visited them.

We curious  kids weren’t allowed to taste wine.   Years later,  I acquired the Dandelion Wine  recipe from their son.

I haven’t quite managed to pick my yard free of dandelions and brew it.

I suppose am one of  those dreaded neighbors with a robust lawn of yellow all summer!

Each fall, mom  made chokecherry wine which in rare times she allowed us a frugal  sip.  She said it was to be used to wrap her holiday ‘fruitcakes’

she shared.  Mom also shared her homemade wine with the Vaughn’s, Uncle Bill and  neighbors, Art and Eva or Emil and Genevieve  usually after a little lunch.

Oh how, I wish I had  listened and asked more questions of those wise elders!

Until Later,

Vickie Metcalfe

 

NORTH DAKOTA IMAGE OF THE DAY
Posted by Karen Loeb Mhyre (’65):  Bellevue, WA/

This photo was today’s picture in the daily ND posting!
ND

 

Like a vast snowy ocean, the North Dakota prairie is illuminated by an early morning sun dog in this photo taken in Rolette County. Photo by Rick Craig via Facebook.

It is so beautiful !

 

Karen

 

 

 

 

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Blog (769) posted on April 10, 2010

Ed Milligan:
From Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND

Hi Gary,

I don’t know if this is of interest, but one of my classmates said Ed Milligan is mentioned in the last North Dakota Horizons magazine. I think Dad subscribed to this magazine when he was alive, but I haven’t seen a copy since then.

Thanks.
Neola

Have any of you seen this article? Gary

 

Football:
Reply from Lyle Olson (75): West Fargo, ND

Reading the football edition of your archives brought back some good memories regarding my time playing football at Dunseith. We played Rolette in 1973 and beat them 73 – 0!!! Curt Berg was the star of that team and I remember he was in on the tackle on the opening kick-off that broke the leg of Brian Berube, one of Rolette’s star players. Everyone on the field heard the leg break and everyone in Rolette heard the howl that followed! Rolette folded like a cheap suit after that play. I don’t know how many points David Hagel scored on running touchdowns that game, or how many touchdown passes Terry Counts caught, but both players sure were tired come the 4th quarter.

That same year we played against Walhalla, ND. They had a football player named Daniel St.Vincent and he was the biggest high school running back I ever saw. We beat them 8 – 6, but the most impressive part of the game was that we did it with 13 players. Actually, we started the game with 13 players, but Curt Berg hurt his knee early in the game so I guess you can say we beat them with only 12 players (Dunseith was still in 11 man football at that time).

We had a pretty good football team in 1974 as well. Jesse Marion was the quarterback and David Hagel was the main running back, with Mark Fugere and Gary Poitra running the ball too. Sam Tooke was on that team and he was a mean noseguard. He once had the great idea to rattle the center for Cando that sort of backfired. His plan was to pounce on this rather small center well before the ball was to be hiked. He thought that if he did this enough, it would lead to a fumble or two. Well, Sam threw all his considerable weight on that poor kid for about 8 plays in a row, being penalized 5 yeards each time. However, that kid just pulled himself out of about 6 inches of dirt each time and went back to the huddle without saying a word to anyone. Jim Berube and Red Johnson were referees at that game and I remember Jim asking Sam what the heck he was doing. Sam just grinned and lined up to crush the kid again. By the time this played out, Sam had amassed about 40 yards in penalties and Cando was at the 5 yard line. The next play they scored and they didn’t look back. I later met that center and he laughed and laughed when I mentioned the game. He told me his big brothers had been doing that to him for years whenever they played football at home!

Football season was always a fun time in Dunseith. The warm nights were not as frequent as the cool, crisp nights, but it did not seem to matter then. I remember running all over town in “snake” lines lead by the older football players at homecoming time, and the homecoming parades and bonfires. I wonder if they do that anymore???

Thanks for all you do, Gary!

Lyle Olson – 1975

 

Folks, I just ran across these pictures. I have some extra room today, so thought I share. Gary

Stokes farmstead in the 70’s

 Stokes Farmstead – Easter Sunday, 1979

 

Stokes Farmstead the way it looks today, now owned by Larry & Mona Marchus

 

Folks, I thought I’d throw this one in too. This is My brother Darrel (Bud) and our cousin, Alice Petterson Hahn(deceased). Alice’s parents were Hans and Gerda Petterson. Dad and Hans were brothers. Alice was the oldest of the 26 Petterson cousins and Bud the youngest.

 

)2/17/2019 (2695)

Geraldine Robillard Volker (DHS ’60) Passed away.
Posting from Gloria Robillard Patnaude (‘69): Belcourt, ND

My sister Geraldine (Robillard) Volker passed away today February 9th. She had a long battle with cancer but passed away peacefully in her sleep at home. She was the daughter of Bill and Elvena  Robillard. She was also a sister to myself, Jim, Bobby, and Raphael Poitra.

Her husband was Terry Volker and she was the mother to three sons; Bill in Washington, Jim in Montana, and Terry in North Dakota.  She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Gary’s Comment: Our condolences are with you and all of Geraldine’s family with her passing. Raphael, one of the nicest gentleman you’ll ever meet, was in my class

 

World famous Dales Jumbo Burger
Posting from Rod Hiatt (’69): Bottineau, ND

Gary, while having dinner at Dales, my wife asked me why I was taking a picture of the last portion of a Jumbo. I told her that I wanted you and Larry Hackman to see and remember what the last 4 bites of a World Famous Dales Jumbo looked like. Sure was good!!!!!!!
Hiatt

Gary’s comment
Yes indeed Rod. One of the best burgers ever. I can never eat the whole burger, especially with their golden crisp fries. Too much food. I think Larry Hackman can manage to make one of these disappear though.  

July 2015
Henry Hackman

Hackman

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Blog (768) posted on April 9, 2010

Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Bottineau & Minot, ND.


Folks, I didn’t have much today, so I went into the Achieves.
Note: It may be easier to read the following from the bottom up.
Gary

Posted with message 183 on 8/5/08

Message/News paper Article from Gary Morgan (54):

Gary & All, Attached is Garry Woodford’s writeup on the game Darrell referred to. Also his wrapup of the season. Any success I enjoyed on the football field has to be attributed to Virgel Vanorney. We had two weeks of football practice in the spring of 1950 and another two weeks before school started that fall. Since we didn’t have a football coach yet, Virgel drilled, and I mean DRILLED, us in the fundamentals. He instilled in all of us two basic principles: “Stay low” and “If you hit them harder than they hit you, you’re not going to get hurt”. I’m convinced that had Vidge stayed our coach, we would have had a more successful season that first year. This is evidenced by the fact that we thoroughly dominated Towner in a preseason scrimmage but they beat us during the season. I had another advantage. Being a freshman the first season Dunseith fielded a team in several years, I had just as much experience as the upperclassmen. This enabled me to start all four years. Dick should hang on to that helmet. It’s a relic of possibly the only undefeated seasons Dunseith ever had in football.

Gary Morgan

 

Posted with message 182 on 8/4/08
Reply 1950 football picture From Darrel Fassett (47):

What Gary Morgan didn’t tell you about that football team was that they turned into a very good team. I followed the progress of the team(via Turtle Mountain Star) and they and Rolla were both pretty good. Gary was the Dunseith running back and Rolla also had a very good back. Of course, the Rolla player got all the ink. Since I had worked with both Gary and Dick at the lumber yard I had to come watch the game when the two teams met. Early in the game the two met whie Gary was carrying the ball and Gary ran right over him. After that it was a rout. I don’t remember the score but it was large in favor of Dunseith. I bet Gary remembers the score. At that time there was an intense Rolla-Dunseith rivalry( maybe still is) so that made it even better. Gary was too modest to tell you that they became a very good football team.

 

Posted with message 182 on 8/4/08
From Gary Morgan (54):

Gary & All, Thinking back to my freshman and sophomore years in high school….we never had cars to cruise like you younger people. Mostly, we would hang out in the bowling alley or wander down to the Crystal Cafe. Some of the older guys might go to the pool hall. Once in a great while, Donnie Hiatt would get his dad’s pickup. He would pick up Jerry Williams and myself and sometimes Jimmie Footit and with the three or four of us jammed in the pickup, it would be off to Bottineau to pick up girls. Those Bottineau girls were really a bunch of snobs. There might be three or four of them walking down the sidewalk and we would pull over to the curb and throw them the only pick up line we knew..”Do ya want a ride?”. They never did and only once did one actually flee, but that was probably because she was alone. It could be thirty below and they still wouldn’t get in. Looking back now, I can’t help but wonder if the stock rack with the cow crap up and down the sides might not have been a disadvantage. I think it may have somehow intimidated them.

Gary Morgan

 

Posted with message 180 on 8/3/08
Message/Picture from Gary Morgan (54):

Gary & All, Attached is a snapshot of the entire 1950 football team that my mother took after we had beaten Belcourt in our first game of the season. We had previously thumped Towner in a practice scrimmage so we were on a roll. Back row: Billy Leonard, Marshall Awalt, Clayton McKay, Bob Leonard, Jerry Blake, Don Hiatt & Stephen Renault. Front row: Gary Morgan, Eddie Leonard, Dick Morgan, Jerry Williams, Glen Williams & Don Hosmer. White jersey: Barry Shelver. We only had 12 game uniforms so Barry, being only a lowly 8th grader didn’t get one. However, in the next game, against Leeds, Stephen got his nose broken, a not uncommon occurrence in those days, and was out for the season. This was a good thing for Barry cuz now he got a game uniform. I don’t know why Bill missed the team picture. This was the first football team Dunseith fielded since before the war and we took our lumps. We played Belcourt twice so got two wins but were humiliated by Leeds 60-13 and also beaten by Rolla, Towner and Bisbee twice for a record of 2-5. We were competitive in all but the Leeds game. The next year, we won our first two games but in the second one, against Rolette, Don Hosmer’s head met Eddie Leonard’s knee and they were both knocked out of action. Since we only had three subs to start with, including 90 lb. Barry Shelver and 75 lb. Gary Woodford, we had to cancel the rest of the season. Janice is right. Old school friends are special.

Gary Morgan

Back row L to R: Billy Leonard, Marshall Awalt, Clayton McKay, Bob Leonard, Jerry Blake, Don Hiatt & Stephen Renault.
White jersey: Barry Shelver

Front row L to R: Gary Morgan, Eddie Leonard, Dick Morgan, Jerry Williams, Glen Williams & Don Hosmer

 

Letter from Patrick Godfrey from the the class of 1950 – Phone (712) 322-8770Note: Patrick does not have email.

 

 

 

 

02/06/2019 (2694)

DHS class of 69 reunion

Gary, please post for me.

 Last opportunity to sign up for the DHS class of 69 reunion.  Please let Marvel know  thompson.marvel @yahoo.com..  Date  is July 26 and 27.

 Thanks Gary.

 

Memories of Leonard and Eleanor Awalt Stickland
From Bill Hosmer (’48): Tucson, AZ.

Leonard and Eleanor have been friends of mine for many years.  We

had some terrific poker games with them, and Darrel and Dorothy Fassett

and Bob and Donna Leonard,

Bi

 

Clifford Allery Memories
From Ginger LaRocque Poitra (’65):  Belcourt, ND

Hi Gary,

I just read of Clifford on this email. I was very much surprised to read that he had passed away.

Clifford was a friend of ours, Lana and myself, while in school.

We,  after we were all doing what we chose to do in life, Clifford and I would visit when we would meet, that didn’t happen so much. In fact I had just seen him when I was getting my eyes tested, that was a month or ago. He was there with his brother Hubert. Now I know why it happened, it happened because it would be the last time I would ever see him again.

I was not able to make it to the funeral today because I try not to go out in the cold.

I always remember back in our school days how he was always making jokes,  him and his sister Judy. Although he graduated before us in 1962 with my sister JoAnn,  he would join in with his sisters and us in our neighborhood. It was kinda like the Morinville family, neighborhood kids getting together doing fun things.

I would just like to say to the family how sorry I am that you lost your brother Clifford. He had a good heart. I know he will be missed a whole lot by all of you and his friends. Keep him in your hearts he will be unforgettable by all.

You will all be in my prayers.

Ginger Poitra class of 19

 

Jean Pladson Memories
From Connie Zorn Lansverk: Bottineau, ND

Very sorry about the passing of Jean! She was a fun loving person! Her smile was very precious, May she rest in peace & may god comfort her family

 

Reply to Vicki Metcalf
From Ron Longie (’65): Yakima, WA

My Dad Bill Longie used to have us harvest it off the black burls on Polar trees crush it up and use it like tea.

Correction: Vicki it was Birch trees

 

Miss Vivian Hewson, PE teacher at Dunseith, sister passed away
Posting from Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND

https://funeralsbyanderson.com/BeverlyMedalen.htm

Gary and Dunseith  School Friends,

I would like to extend  sympathy to  the families of Beverly Medalen,  including her sister Vivian  a former Dunseith teacher.

When I read her obituary I thought, “she sounds  she was like a remarkable teacher.

I felt, her sister,  Miss Vivian Hewson, PE teacher at Dunseith another remarkable teacher.

( I  was  one of those  reluctant students at climbing ropes in gym).

(Mrs. Medalen’s daughter in law, Nikki is  the daughter of  cousin Margaret Margaret Metcalfe  Casavant.).

Sincerely,

Vickie Metcal

 

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log (767) posted on April 8, 2010

 

Reply to Yesterday’s posting:
From Ron (71) & Janet Houle: Kensington, MN

Hi Gary – Ron was in the US Army stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany from 1972 – 1976. Larry Barbot, his wife Hilde and daughter Ilene also lived in KTown. Patty Barbot Froseth and her husband Gary were also stationed nearby. It was nice to have friends from ND over there. Scott was born at Landstuhl Hospital. He now lives in the Brooklyn Center, MN and works in Ramsey MN.

Janet Houle

 

Photo Identification:
Reply from Phyllis McKay (65): Auburn, WA

Hi Gary,

The very handsome man on the right of Dick Morgan (in the picture ) is my wonderful brother Clayton (Kick) McKay. He and Dick have been friends since high school. Dick was a frequent guest at our home. We always looked forward to his visits and still do. A few years ago the two of them hosted a Dick and Kick flick for their classmates at the Mckay place just south of Dunseith.

Phyllis McKay

 

Photo Identification:
Reply from Janice Leonard Workman (56): Auburn, WA

Hi, Gary, The “other” guy in the picture with Dick Morgan is Kick McKay. You will probably get lots of replies. Also, Barry Shelver, if you are reading this, please reply to Larry Liere!!!!

Janice Workman 1956

Janice & Phyllis, I see both of you live in Auburn, WA. How far apart do you live from one another? Phyllis, you have a beautiful home. You are such a great host too. Bernadette & I truly enjoyed your invite to have dinner with you following our cruise last August.

 

Photo Identification:
Reply from Susan Fassett Martin (65): Spearfish SD

The bearded ones are Dick Morgan and Kick McKay.

 

Photo Identification:
Reply from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND.

Gary and Friends,

The two fellows in the picture are Dick Morgan and Clayton ‘Kick’ McKay. Two of Dunseith’s more colorful characters! I have a cute short story about Kick. He went to Minot with Lowell Leonard a couple years ago and they stopped at the truck stop for breakfast. The menu was on the wall and had– One egg, two eggs, three eggs–etc. with prices accordingly. Same with bacon–one strip, two strips, three strips—etc. Lowell said he asked for two scrambled eggs and toast. Kick hadn’t seen the wall menu and just asked for a couple eggs and bacon. The waitress asked how much bacon? Kick looked at her a while and said, “Oh, whatever you can spare.” Lowell said he about fell off his chair laughing at Kick’s answer! Thanks Gary!

Dick

 

Photo Identification:
Reply from Mark Schimetz (70): Rolette, ND.

That’s Kick McKay next to Dick Morgan.

 

Photo Identification:
Reply from Glen Williams (52): Missoula, MT

You are correct it is Dick Morgan and the other guy still lives in Dunseith area…Kick McKay….They are old buddies of mine….

Glen Williams

 

Dick Morgan (52)and Kick McKay (52)

 

01/29/2019 (2693)

Eleanor (Awalt) (DHS ’47) and Leonard Stickland (DHS ’47) celebrated three milestones this past year.  

On October 3, 2018 Leonard celebrated his 90th birthday.  On December 18, 2018 Leonard and Eleanor celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and on January 22, 2019 Eleanor turned 90.

After living in Arizona and then on Lake Metigoshe, they have returned to Mandan, ND.

  • sent in by their children, Margaret, Barbara, Michael and Kim

 

Gary’s comment.

Eleanor and Leonard, Wonderful wonderful for achieving these milestones in life. You are model folks for the rest of us to follow. Congratulations.

 

 

Clifford Allery (DHS ’64) Obituary
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Bottineau, ND

Clifford Allery

Clifford Allery

December 14, 1944 – January 22, 2019

Clifford S Allery, age 74 of Rolette, died Tuesday at a Belcourt hospital.  His funeral will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 am at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Dunseith.  Wake will be on Monday beginning at 3:00 pm with a service at 7:00 pm at the Eagle Heart Cultural Center in Dunseith.  Burial will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church near Dunseith.

Clifford Allery, a son of Frank and Ernestine Allery, was born on  December 14, 1944.  Clifford’s Life began in Belcourt and he moved with his family at a young age to Williston.  There he attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Williston Junior High.  He returned to Dunseith where he graduated from high school in 1963.  He then moved to San Jose, CA to further his education.  He returned to North Dakota and attended Lake Region College in Devils Lake.  He then began his career with the BIA.  He was the Enrollment Specialist both in Belcourt and Aberdeen, SD.  He later worked at the Circle of Nations in Wahpeton as a finance officer.

Clifford loved life.  He enjoyed laughing and joking with his family and friends.  His preference in music was classical and opera.  He enjoyed traveling and no matter where he went he immediately made friends.  He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.

Clifford had a kidney transplant in 2012.  He was diagnosed with lung cancer on December 22, 2018 and he returned to Dunseith.  He got called home on January 22, 2019.

He is  survived by his brothers, Hubert, Richard and Dallas; sisters, Beatrice Raygo, Judy Azure and Jeanette DeCoteau, numerous nieces, nephews, and great and great- great nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Francis (Sonny) and sisters, Jean Natwick and Darlene DeCoteau.

Clifford’s family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all family and friends for supporting them during this sorrowful time.  They would like to extend an invite for a meal of celebration at the Eagle Heart Cultural Center following the service.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

 

 

Birch Trees and chaga
Posting from Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

Gary and Friends, of Dunseith, 

            I  continue to have an inquiring mind.
Today I  while reading Saskatchewan news.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon

Hmm.. “big money harvesting “chaga”.

            What is chaga?

 Not a  clue? Searchedit out.

            Holy buckets! ! I could have harvested chaga, paid  my way thru  many years of college and traveled many times around the world.
I walked by many birch trees with chaga, growing  on the farm.

            I discovered   it  can be ordered as a vitamin supplement from Fargo. (where I  often  order my vitamins)

            Andm I could have used  the word___CHAGA__  playing SCRABBLE with paternal aunts: Leona and Jean who were SCRABBLE wizards. 

            Hmmm, I wonder if  beavers  gnawed on chaga  to gain gnaw-ledge……..

 whoops_____Sorry friends must be  the frigid  ND  polar cold has begun  affecting  my mind. 

            Then again, the  beautiful SunDogs last week were quite real!

Until later, keep learning!

Vickie Metcalfe

 

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Blog (766) posted on April 7, 2010

Football Team:
Question/Reply from Larry Liere (55): Devils Lake, ND & Mesa, AZ.

Hi Gary

Did anyone ever send in a picture of the 1955 team? If they have I sure would like to get a copy of that with names! The Cheerleaders picture from those years would also be fun to see. I do not have Barry Shelver’s address and would like to try to E-mail him. Janice I think you sent him my address but he never replied. Hope he isn’t mad at me for leaving Dunseith. In the picture below I think Barry is starting to look like his dad. Another small world story I have is Barry’s brother’s son and my son went into active duty together with the North Dakota Army National Guard. The bad news is my son Patrick got cancer and passed away when he was 23 and a senior in college at UND Grand Forks,ND.

I have asked for a read receipt because I lost my address book when I started sending from Mesa,AZ and my back-up address book is not working correctly.

Hope to hear from you,

LARRY

 

Reply from Allen Richard (65):

I’m in a similar boat with Ron Longie. Alaina is in school until the second week in June, is taking a college class during the summer and has a week of band camp before the MI cherry Festival. This is the 43rd year the school band has marched in that parade. Nathan, Kristina and new Grandson Landon plan to be in ND in August. They live in Delta Junction, Alaska. Nathan is in Homeland Security. (something about shooting down whatever N. Korea shoots up—-) We are trying to see if they can come to MI- Nathan has not been to the home we built in 2005– SOOO, If I get to ND at all, it will be in August—and I’ll miss the Richard reunion as well. I’m sad about that. Many of the cousins from those branches of the tree I’ve not seen in well over 20-30 years.

To everyone that can make it—Have one to toast/curse me!

Allen
Photo from Glen Williams (53): Missoula, MT

These two guys were outstanding members of the 1950 and 1951 DHS football team….They are having a couple of soda pops to help remember old time..

Can anyone identify them..

Glen Williams

Glen, My guess is that Dick Morgan is on the left. I have no idea who the other guy may be? Gary

 

Kenny Nerpel receives Viet Nam Medal:

Folks, Yesterday Bernadette found this clipping, in an envelope with other clippings, when she was digging thru some old papers.

Kenny, I believe you were in Viet Nam from Late 1968 thru most of 1969. We completed basic together in August 1968. From there I believe you went to Fort Polk, LA for AIT, then to Viet Nam??

 

 

Scott Houle’s first birthday:
Hans Petterson’s (Brother to Bob Stokes) Obituary:

Folks, this is another clipping that I found. Hans died in December 1974, so that has to be when Scott had his first birthday. Scott is the son of Ron Houle (71).

Ron, where is Scott living now? Being in Germany at the time, I’m assuming you must have been stationed in the army over there?

 

 

 

 

 

   

01/23/2019 (2692)

Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot, ND

Evelyn Jean (Hanson) Pladson
Pladson, Jean-1
Funeral services for Jean Pladson, age 79 of Bismarck formerly of  Bottineau were held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Lake Metigoshe Christian Center.  Officiating at the service was Pastor Cole Bentley.  Jacque Marum was the pianist and special music was provided byBobbie Jo Vandal and Joe Mechtenberg.  Casket bearers were Chris Vandal, Tyler Pulkrabek, Joe Mechtenberg, Jeremy Sheldon, Bruce Pulkrabek and Lance Obrigewitch.  Burial will be a the Salem Cemetery near Bottineau.

            Evelyn Jean Pladson, a daughter of Bert and Olga (Petterson) Hanson, was born on October 4, 1939.  She was baptized at Nordland Lutheran Church and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Bottineau.  She attended Hilton School #3 before moving to Bottineau with her family in 1947.  On November 19, 1955, she married Duane Pladson.  Three children were born to this union James, Deb and Becky.  They lived in the Turtle Mountains near the Canadian border.  Besides farming, Duane also worked as a carpenter and later started his own construction company and Jean was the secretary.  Duane built them a beautiful home on the shores of a lake in the northeast corner of Bottineau County.  Duane passed away in 1988 at the age of 54.  Jean remained in their home until moving into the Good Samaritan Center in Bismarck in 2010.  She had a strong work ethic her whole life and she survived the rugged winters and all that country life entailed.

            She was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church and later the Metigoshe Lutheran Church.  She taught Sunday School and was active with the WELCA.  She held many church offices through the years.  She was the chairwomen of decorating the new Christian Center was the first women elected to the church council. 

            Jean always knew who Jesus was and she loved him.  She loved God and depended upon the Holy Spirit as she lived out her life.  She lived in the peace, presence, power and love of God.  She counted blessings everyday.  As she was blessed she blessed the lives of others.

            She took a deep interest in family reunions and in 1992 she organized 2 family reunions.  The reunions continue today on her mom’s side.

            She worked several places through the years, she worked Dakota College in Bottineau, San Haven State Hospital.  She was a retreat hostess at Metigoshe Ministries, Business Basics Secretary and she was also a broker agent at the Dunseith Port of Entry.

            Jean had a love for music.  She was instrumental in getting Charley Pride started.  He still visited with her when he was performing in the area.  The other artist she spent time with and worked to promote was Loretta Lynn. She also enjoyed playing quitar.

            School was a real enjoyment to her.  Her education continued in 1985 when she went to NDSU-Bottineau and received 2 associate degrees. She was also  on the Dean’s List every quarter.

            Jean had a happy nature and enjoyed people and gatherings.  She was a good cook and baker.   

            Beginning Experience became a very important group to her.  She attended Level 1 shortly after her husband died.   She soon became the facilitator in Bottineau and Rugby.

            Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the love of her life.  She also loved the residents and staff at the Good Samaritan Center, her pastors, congregation or anyone who crossed her path.       

            She enjoyed gardening, had a beautiful yard, writing, music, hunting and fishing which she enjoyed with Becky.  She was a deep thinker and enjoyed books especially her Bible.

            Jean passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 at a Bismarck hospital.

            She is survived by her daughters, Deb (Bruce) Pulkrabek of West Fargo and Becky Vandal of Bismarck; grandchildren, Brooke (Joe) Mechtenberg, Tyler (Brittany) Pulkrabek; Kasey (Jeremy) Pulkrabek, Chris (Bre) Vandal and Bobbi Jo (Lance) Vandal; great grandchildren; Teagan, Aria and Ivy Mechtenberg, Jasmine Schildberger and Hayley Vandal

            In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Pastor James Pladson, infant sister, Marilyn and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

            Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.  Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.

Deb/Jean/Becky Copied/pasted from FB I think I have the girls identified correctly.
Pladson, Jean-2 Pladson, Jean-3

 

Sprouting Potatoes under the Wolf moon
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):   Bottineau, ND

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-46803379/peter-rabbit-the-bunny-who-is-best-friends-with-sheep

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-lancashire-45536348/magpie-and-whippet-s-unlikely-friendship

Gary and Dunseith friends,

FYI  the above BBC; I enjoyed looking  for things  that give me a smile,  on  c-o-l-d—–JANUARY DAYS.

 

Good news. No shoveling   this a.m!

There is a  shining sun  and no wind here in in the great white  frozen North Dakota.

I  am excited to  look for the Wolf Moon in the morrow.

This morning, I took Lochbuie to see his friends at tractor supply.

If I don’t get him out and about oft and again,

He sneaks away and  starts digging up carpeting from under my bed.

H guess, he thinks, “I really should not  mind as new wood flooring would benefit the place”

A social dog, Lochbuie  needs to get out and see people  or he becomes a  rather  recalcitrant terrier.

How  many of you remember cold days of winter when our mums provided  us with extra chores…….?

If I was back at the farm….in days gone by I’d be sprouting potatoes  the root cellar.

I will be  looking  for  the Super Blood Wolf Moon.

Our branch of the Metcalfe’s love  that old print,  “Lone Wolf on aHill” overlooking a town.

My Dad liked it so much.  It reminded him of Wolf Point MT and  the art and and writing of Charles M. Russell .

Vickie Metcalfe

 

“Former of the hills” neighbor
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

Friend of Dunseith Gary_ et al,

This information____ was shared with me by a “former of the hills” neighbor, 

Thinking of the folks in our famiies.
Many were raised in ND and iived sometime in the range  of 1900-2000.
Wow for changes they experienced! 

I’m remembering;  many of our friends and neighbors “of  the hills” like my family who  didn’t get indoor plumbing  or telephone until the 1960’s.

Some like the Anthony’s never did.
(Hmmm. I wonder, if they  knew they living off the grid?)
My Dad and all of his siblings were born at home with the exception of Aunt Jean.

Keeping this stuff in mind is helpful working on genealogy.

Until later,
Vickie Metx calfe

1918

“Well done, is better than well said.”  Benjamin Franklin

The year is 1918 “One hundred years ago.” What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1918:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in! the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US wage in 1918 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year. A dentist earned $2,500 per year. A veterinarian between $1,500 and 4,000 per year.

And, a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home.

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as “substandard.”

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, And, used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:

  1. Pneumonia and influenza 2. Tuberculosis 3. Diarrhea 4. Heart disease 5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars …

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother’s Day nor a Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write And, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores.

Back then pharmacists said, “Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!” (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help…

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A. !

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself. From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD all in a matter of seconds!

It is impossible to imagine what it may be like in another 100 yea

 

 

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Blog (764) posted on April 6, 2010

 

Mike & Sandra Zeiler (62) Vandal’s grandson is having lung Surgery: From Mike & Sandra: Elk River, MN

Hi Gary, Grandson Matthew is having surgery tomarrow morning at the U of M. We have prayed for an Easter mircle and am confident everything will go well. Surgery will remove two spots from L. lung and in a week they will remove one spot from the R lung. He will be in the hospital approx. three days for each surgery, couldn’t do both as it would be to hard on Matthew. Of course the lab results can come back clean for cancer, but with type of cancer he had, the

  1. isn’t taking any chances. So, yes, prayers are more then welcome and very much needed. God is listening, and all will be answered. Thank you. Mike and Sandy

Mike and Sandra, We know this has been an up hill battle for Matthew. Our prayers are with him. Gary

 

Reunion: Reply from Ron Longie (65): Yakima WA

Gary,

I hope this note finds you and Bernadette well, I am writing to inform you that I will not be making the reunion in May, my sister Patty is a school teacher, and wants very much to go back with me when I go so I opted to go when she gets out of school in June. I will miss seeing all of you as a group but will see some as individuals when I get there.

Ron

Ron, We understand, but we will for sure miss you. Gary

 

The following is from the Achieves of July 2008
From Bev Morinville Azure (72):

 

Vickie, I am so thankful you told us the story about how the church got its name WOW it is good to know the history…You made a tear come to my eye as I read this and caught not only my feeling as a teenagers back them but I am sure many others. As we watched about the war back then i remember thinking how can they turn there back on out boys. I remember when they said the war was over and the church Bells rand around town. Debbie and I were so excited to know it was over. once again thank each and every soldier that has served . COME ON PEOPLE lets hear it for our men and woman out there defending our freedom !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sharon i know the feeling when you live on forgein soil isn’t the feeling amazing when your feet hit the ground of the GOOD OLD USA

 

Picture/Message from Sandra Zeiler Vandal (62):

 The picture of Arnold and Lorna was taken while we were up in Rugby for Arnold’s b-day. At the same day, we went to see Connie Peterson and Blair Tandeski at the folks’ old farm. They really appreciated Connie and Blair’s hospitality. Take care, Sandra and Mike

Arnold and Lorna Zeiler at the Lodge in the Peace Garden.

 

 

Folks, The messages from here to the bottom of this email all relate to the 1950 Dunseith squad football picture that was provide by Glen Williams.

 

From Florence Hiatt Dahl (50):

Mercy……….58 years ago a picture of the Dunseth squad…Picture 52. The faces all look familar, but the only one I can put a name to is my brother Don, number 2. A bunch of good looking fellows…..

 

From Janice Leonard Workman (56): Janice_Workman@earthlink.net

Hi Gary, in the football picture Glen Williams sent #1 is Bob Leonard, # 10 is Clark Crum, #9 Barry Shelver, # 4 Gary Morgan, #5 Dick Morgan, #12 is Marshall Awalt. I think that #8 is Don Hosmer, #11 is Jerry Williams and #2 could be Don Hiatt, I also think that Glen Williams knows all in this picture because he is either # 6 or 7. Oh, yes Kick McKay could be #6 or 7 also. My 3 older brothers, Bill, Bob, and Ed were on one of the 1st football teams Dunseith had in the early 50’s. On the same team were the Morgan boys, Dick and Gary and the Williams boys, Jerry and Glenn. There was an article in one of the papers about all those brothers, probably the Turtle Mountain Star or the Dunseith Journal. I don’t see Bill at all on the picture, and #3 could be Ed, but he isn’t smiling and not wearing glasses, so I can’t be sure. It also looks like someone, maybe a coach is smudged out of the picture on the left. The team played 6- or 9-man. These days, when you see a football team picture, even in high school, there are many more players than in this picture. I think Auburn High School has about 50 or 60 on their team. Of course it’s a much bigger school also. Anyway, when Dunseith started it’s football program, I was not in high school yet. In the picture, Barry Shelver was probably a freshman. When I got into high school, Mr Jerstad was the coach and the cheerleaders always got to go to the away games, but we didn’t have buses, so we rode with whoever. What fun those days were!!!

Janice Leonard Workman

 

From Bonnie Awalt Houle (56):

Good Morning Gary,

The football picture sure brings back lots of memories. This picture was taken only shortly before Eddie Leonard went into the San Haven with TB.

#12 Marshall Awalt, #10 Clark Crum, #8 Don Hosmer, #11 Unknown, #9 Barry Shelver, #1 Bob Leonard, #2 Unknown, #4 Gary Morgan, #5 Dick Morgan, #6, #7, both unknown, #3 Eddie Leonard. Was the coach a fellow named Mr. Blake?

The stories of the Military Men from our community are wonderful, we have no idea what they have been through. Marshall was in Korea, and also in Vietnam twice, he never talks about his experiences. From the medals he has earned we know he did what was expected of him to the best of his ability and then some. Thank God for small town boy across the country who have given their all so we can life in peace.

Bonnie Awalt Houle (56)

 

 

From Dick Johnson (68):

 Gary and Friends,

I sure you will get several IDs on the football picture. I will throw in my guess. No. 1–Bob Leonard 4–Gary Morgan 5–Dick Morgan 7–Kick McKay 10-Clark Crum 8–Don Hosmer 9–Barry Shelver? 6–Bill McKay? 2–? 11-? 12-? 3–?

Jerry Williams is probably one of the players, if he has the picture. Gary Morgan will know these guys are!

Dick

 

From Ellen (Graff-58) Myrick:

 Some names/gueses od 50 football team: 12 ?, 10 Clark Crum, 8 Bob Hosmer, 11 ?, 9 Barry Shelver, 1 Bob Leonard, 2 Don Conroy, 4 Gary Morgan, 5 Dick Morgan, 6 & 7 Glen and/or Jerry Williams, 3?

 Ellen (Graff-58) Myrick

 

Photos/message from Glen Williams (52):  

Gary this is a “cleaned up photo”that I eamiled you before….someone said they could not recognize anyone….maybe this will help….It was the 1950 squad…and Bob Leonard was number 1…now who else do you recognize?

Glen Williams

(1) Bob Leonard, (2) Don Hiatt, (4) Gary Morgan, (5) Dick Morgan, (6) Glen Williams, (7) Kick McKay, (3) Ed Leonard

(12 Marshall Awalt, (10) Clark Crum, (8) Don Hosmer, (11) Jerry Williams, (9) Barry Shelver

 

Gary.. The attached 2007 reunion photo pictures four guys who were members of the 1950 football team…can you you match the 1950 football individual team members with the individuals in the 2007 photo…????

 

No looking back now…!!!!

Glen Williams

Picture L to R:

 

01/16/2019 (2691)

Memory Poems of Jean Pladson’s life
Posted by her sister Audrey Hanson Aitchison: Bottineau, ND

I wanted to share a couple poems that reminded me of Jean’s life:

If God has made this world so fair,

Where sin and death abound,

How beautiful, beyond compare,

Will Paradise be found.

— James Montgomery

 

Death is not the enemy of life, but it’s friend,

For it is the knowledge that our years are limited

Which makes them so precious.

It is the truth that time is but lent to us

Which makes us, at our best,

Look upon our years as a trust

Handled into our temporary keeping

— Joshua Loth Liebman

 

My Dad, Mother and Jean all passed away in January and all in the “7’s.”

Dad—   January 27

Mom— January 17

Jean— January 7

May the Lord comfort you and give you peace

 

Virgil Rude’s Obituary
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot, ND

Gary’s comments;

I am sure many of you knew Virgil Rude. His parents were Alfred and Viola Bjornseth Rude. They live on the south side of Highway #43, several miles east of Lake Metigoshe. The Stokes’, Rude’s and Oscar and Sylvia Bergan were like family in my growing up days. We did many things together. Salem Church was the common bond.

The last time I saw Virgil and his younger brother Allen too, was in 2013 in Bottineau.  I hadn’t seen Allen since about 1965.  It was so nice seeing both of them.

Virgil used to call me periodically here In the Philippines too. The last time he called was to let me know that his cousin Glen Rude had passed away.  He will be missed.

Virgil Allen Rude
Rude, Virgil

Virgil Allen Rude, 83, Minot, died Wednesday, January 09, 2019, in a Minot nursing home.

Virgil was born July 29, 1935 in Bottineau, ND to Alfred and Viola (Bjornseth) Rude. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Bottineau and attended Loon Lake #15 rural school near Lake Metigoshe in Bottineau County. He graduated from Bottineau High School in 1953.  Virgil’s teaching career began at the Hilton #10 rural school. He earned his standard teaching certificate in 1956 from Minot State University.

Virgil was united in marriage to Geraldeen Haga from Bergen, ND on August 18, 1957 in Velva. He spent two years teaching in Ray Public Schools. Virgil earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Minot State University in 1959 and completed his Master’s Degree in 1967 at the University Of North Dakota in Grand Forks.  He taught at Bel Air Elementary School in Minot for several years before serving as the Elementary School Director for Minot Public Schools from 1970-1995 when he retired. He continued with Minot State University as Supervisor of Student Teachers and worked in this capacity from 1998-2005.

Virgil’s military career began in 1954. He attended Officer Candidate School in 1957 and graduated from Engineer Officer School in Ft. Belvoir, VA on July 28, 1961. He was called to active duty on September 21, 1961. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in 1961 and later to Captain in 1965. He graduated from the Engineer Advance Course in 1971 and was promoted to Major in 1972. He graduated with honors from the US Army Command and General Staff College. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel in 1978 and Colonel in 1984. He received the Army Commendation Medal in 1976, the Meritorious Service Medal in 1983, Meritorious Service Medal with First Leaf Cluster in 1984 and Legion Merit Medal in 1986. He was honorably discharged in 1985.

Following his discharge, he worked with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) as a liaison between employers and returning members of the military rejoining the workforce.

Virgil was active with many organizations, some of which included: Phi Delta Kappa, Sons of Norway, Metigoshe Ministries Board, Minot Lions Club, Scandinavian Heritage Association Board, SCORE, Medora Foundation, Trails & Rides National Park Program, Lewis & Clark Foundation, International Visitors Council, Hostfest Board and longtime member of Augustana Lutheran Church until it closed due to the flood of 2011. Virgil became a member of Bread of Life Lutheran Church in Minot.

Virgil is survived by: his daughter, Rhonda Rude, Chicago, IL; brother, Allen and Julie Rude, Watertown, SD; sister-in-law, Janice Swedberg, Fergus Falls, MN and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Viola Rude, wife, Geraldeen Rude, mother and father-in-law, Art and Gladys Haga and brothers-in-law, Art Haga Jr. and LeRoy Swedberg.

Funeral service: 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 at Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment with Military Honors:  Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, located on Highway 43 East of  Lake Metigoshe, in the Spring/Summer 2019.

Visitation: Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred to the Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery.

 

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Reply to Dick Johnson (68):
From Colette Hosmer (64): Santa Fe, NM

Hi Dick,

Thanks again for the response. I would truly love to see the stone arch cave near Bottineau. I plan to be home in July and would be grateful for any additional information that comes your way.

Thanks,
Colette

 

Reply from Diane Larson Sjol (70): Minot, ND.

Hi Everyone, It has been ages since I have posted anything. I admit that it has been very hectic so haven’t been keeping up with the daily blog. I was prompted by the photo of Gene Bender receiving a gift from our nursing department and had to comment. The Healthy Heart event was born out of an idea our nursing students had to “give back”. Our SNO (STudent Nurse Organization) at Dakota College at Bottineau did a great job educating the public about the importance of being “heart healthy”. Funds they raised at earlier events allowed them to present Gene with a monetary gift to offset his medical bills. It was great to see him…he is highly thought of on campus and missed very much.

Just a note: We will be having a Richard family reunion this summer with a few events during the week, culminating in Nancy (Hosmer) Baldwin and Keith Kontzie’s wedding on July 17. There will be a dance at the Birchwood that evening open for all to help celebrate their event….more details will be coming later I am sure. For those of you relatives interested in attending our little reunion, please email me for details.

Diane, With the Richard Family reunion coming, I am reposting the Richard family Matrix.

I have only taken this graph to the 4th generation. Gary

 

From the Achieves:

Picture L to R:

Back row L to R Clarence Bye, Clarence Christianson , Coonie McKay, Erling Berg, Stan Salmonson, Cliff Salmonson, Art Henning, Ingolf Medlang

 3rd row Joan Salmonson, Alvina Christianson, Helen Bye, Agnes Salmonson, Ella Metcalfe, Dorothy Halvorson

 2nd row Gladys Henning, Hannah Rude, Delores Berg , Bernice Johnson, Caroleen Williams, Alma Halvorson, Alice McKay

 Front row Don Johnson, Art Rude, Cliff Halvorson, Lawrence Struck, Lester Halvorson, Jim Metcalfe, Don Williams

 

Dennis Dubois and Lee (Leland) Stickland – July 2007
Note: Dennis will be attending the Reunion. Lee, we’d love to see you too????

 

01/11/2019 (2690)

Evelyn (Jean) Hanson Pladson
Pladson, Jean

Jean’s Obituary

Jean Pladson, age 79 of Bismarck formerly of Bottineau died Monday at a Bismarck hospital.  Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Lake Metigoshe Christian Center.  Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.  Burial will be a the Salem Cemetery near Bottineau.

Funeral Service

Metigoshe Lutheran Church 

 

Jean Hanson Pladson
Message from Audrey Hanson Aitchison Bottineau, ND

Gary and Friends,

It is with deep sadness to let you know my sister, Jean Pladson, passed away on Monday, 1/7. She was such a caring, loving person and helped and encouraged so many people. She called me two nights before she passed away and we talked for 1 1/2 hours. She was telling me she had appointments with 3 different Drs. for serious procedures. She has been in pain for over 20 years, but she always trusted in the Lord to help her through her struggles. She left a legacy of how much she loved the Lord and always trusted Him. Her suffering and pain are now over. She died instantly and didn’t have to spend weeks or months suffering in a hospital with all her pain, that pain pills couldn’t even control. She said she was “leaving it all in the hands of the Lord.”  The last thing I told her was that I would be praying for her, and that I prayed everyday for her and all of our family for their health and for the Holy Spirit to be in each of our lives so none of us would be lost and we would be ready for Jesus to take us up to heaven with Him when He comes. The most important thing in her life was to be ready when the Lord comes so He could take her home. She is now resting in the hands of Jesus.

I talked to the Christian Center this morning and they said her funeral will be on Saturday at either 1:00 or 2:00. The pastor is meeting with her family this afternoon so it can be worked out. I will let you know when I hear this afternoon. Blessings to all of you.

Pladson, Jean-1
Jean Pladson Memories
From Toni  (’68):  Farimount, ND 

Yes, Jean was my first cousin as well. Her father, Burt, was my mother’s brother. Gary, you are so right; Jean was so warm and loving. My sister, Beverly, was especially close to Jean, and the last time I saw her was at Bev’s funeral. She was also very funny.

Toni Gredesky

 

Jean Pladson Memories
From Diane Larson Sjol (’70): Minot, ND

Thanks for the info on Jean. She loved talking about family history and I learned a lot from her. Frances Hanson Morinville,  her cousin, was my dad’s cousin through my grandma Alma Hanson Larson. Morinville girls were our best friends growing up. whenever we made a trip back to Dunseith, it was the first stop.

Also, I can’t find the post with Colette’s question about the Viking caves. any idea when that was. am very interested in that as well as the morning stone Dick mentioned. Thanks.

 

Condolences to the Jean Pladson family
From Vicky Hiatt LaFontaine (’73): Grafton, ND

Condolences to Jeans family, I loved her smile and her loving heart.

 

Darrel (Bud) Stokes, Following 47 years of employment, is officially retired.

Folks, As of December 31, 2018, my brother Bud is officially retired. He worked for the City of Bottineau for 20 years. Prior to that he worked 25 years at Frykman Ford in Bottineau. He also work several years for Willard Lasher when he had the service station on Highway #5 in Bottineau.
Stokes, Darrel

 

 

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Blog (763) posted on April 4, 2010
Bill McDonald picture:
Reply from Tina Pladson Bullinger (78): Bottineau, ND

Gary, I remember Bill Mcdonald from workin g and living in Bottineau all these yeasrs, and I believe Karen is right. In fact, my mother-in-law used to play Bingo with Bill, if memopry serves!

Tina

 

Bill McDonald picture:
Reply from Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND.

Hi Gary,

Karen is right; the fellow in the picture has been identified as Bill McDonald. Thanks Karen/Dale.

Neola

 

Bill McDonald picture:

Folks,

I believe Bill McDonald has now passed on. I believe this is his death record that I found pasted below. In doing a search for Bill, I could not find any relatives other than for a John McDonald that was born in 1912 that lived at the same residence as Bill in Bottineau.

In doing my search for Bill I made a few phone calls with some leads I found. Those phone calls led me to a lady by the name of Carole McDonald who lives in Bottineau. I was so surprised when she told me she knew who I was and that she is a sister-in-law to Margaret Metcalfe Leonard (65) and of sister to Carmen (Floyd) Leonard Richard. She told me she knows LeaRae Parrill Espe (67) and that she is a next door neighbor to Helen (65) (Duane) Rivard Christenson. Talk about a small world.

Gary

William MCDONALD       Birth Date: 13 Mar 1910     Death Date: 3 Jun 2004     Social Security Number:       State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: North Dakota     Death Residence Localities     ZIP Code: 58318     Localities: Bottineau, Bottineau, North Dakota   Lake Metigoshe, Bottineau, North Dakota    

Pictures from the House warming last week-end at Kawit, Cebu, Philippines

Folks, I’ve got some extra room today, so I thought I’d throw in some pictures from our week-end excursion this past week-end. We attended a house warming for some friends of ours that have a beech resort located about 75 miles north of us near the north end of this island of Cebu. This couple purchased this beach property 29 years ago for a small fraction of what it is worth today. They recently sold a much smaller lot a short distance up the shore that they also purchased 29 years ago. The proceeds from that sale were more than enough to cover the expenses for their new house and miscellaneous buildings on this lot. They cut no corners. I’m guessing they spent close to several hundred thousand or more dollars to build what they have.

Note: I have posted a lot more of these pictures of our week-end up in Kawit on Facebook.
L to R: Barbara Kenny from the UK; Imelda ILanan who was a famous Filipina movie star a few years back with many reruns today; Bernadette & Dinah Craven the lady of the house.

House warming dinner on the beach. This was our table. Bernadette is on the very end on the right side. I was sitting next to the guy with the red shirt. He is from Australia. The couple next to him are from the UK. The rest of us are from the USA. We have become very close friends with all of these folks, all of whom are retired here. The natives have difficulties understanding the English of the folks from the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zeeland & Australia. One of their favorite expressions is “Bloody this and Bloody that”.

This is the beach front of the property of our Friends with the house warming. They have about 400′ of beach front. The cement bulkhead, that runs the entire length, was dug down into the sand 10′. It was dug that deep to prevent erosion from the sea. They said they had 65 folks working on this bulkhead last week to get it completed for the house warming. Thank god Filipino labor is cheap.

This is their house pictured with two one bedroom Bungalows for guests. The guy in the picture is Ian. He and his Wife Dinah are the owners. Ian is from the UK and Dinah is originally from Cebu, PI. Ian is still working part time. He works 2 weeks a month for an off shore oil drilling company in Singapore. He does a lot of his work on line, but his office is in Singapore. Singapore is about 800 or so miles NW of us across the waters.

 

01/09/2019 (2689)

Jean Pladson Passed away.

Folks,

I was so saddened to receive Cousin Audrey’s message yesterday that Jean Pladson had passed away yesterday (Monday 1/7/2019) in her home in Bismarck.

Jean was one of the friendliest, nicest persons on the face of this earth with a so much compassion and love.  She will be dearly missed.

Jean was my first cousin and also a first cousin to the Joe Morinvelle children.  Jeans mother Olga was my dad’s sister.

Jean was Married to Duane Pladson. Duane passed away a few years ago. Jean and Duane lived a mile south of the Rendahl hill, on  highway #43, on the Bottineau/Rolette county line.

I will be posting Jeans Obituary later. Jeans funeral will be at the Metigoshe Lutheran Christian Center. Date and time have not yet been determined.

Rest in peace Jean. You will be dearly missed.

Gary

Pladson

 

Barbara Counts LaRocque (DHS ’72) Obituary
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Minot, ND

Barbra A. LaRocque | 2018
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BARBRA ANN LAROCQUE

Funeral Mass services for Barbra Ann LaRocque, age 64 of Dunseith, were held on Friday at 10:00 A.M. in the St. Michael’s of the Archangel Catholic Church in Dunseith. Officiating at the Mass was the Reverend Father Michael Slovak S.O.L.T. Special music was provided by Joe Parisien and Richard Turcotte. Pall Bearers were Jeffrey LaRocque, Conway LaRocque, Chris Lindteigen, Chad Parisien, Ernie Counts, Clarence St. Claire, Lloyd Counts III and Shawn LaRocque. Honorary Bearers were all friends and family.

Barbra Ann LaRocque was born to Lloyd Counts Sr. and Louise (Trottier) Counts on August 17, 1954 in Plentywood, Montana. She attended college at United Tribes Technical College and the Turtle Mountain Community College. On September 11, 1982 she married Stephen (Cheech) LaRocque. Barbra worked as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She also worked at Walmart, the Casino, the Public Defenders Office, and for the last 16 years as a Community Health Representative (CHR).

Barbra loved spending time with family and friends, whom she loved to cook for. She also loved gardening, canning, going to bingo, playing cards and rummaging. Barbra’s favorite holiday was Christmas, and loved having her husband, kids, and grandkids all around her.

Barbra was a member of the St. Michael’s of The Archangel Catholic Church in Dunseith.

Barbra passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018 in her home.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen of Dunseith; Three daughters, Roxanne (Chris) Lindteigen, Valerie (Chad) Parisien, and Stephanie (Tony) Keplin all of Dunseith; Two sons, Jeff (Melanie) LaRocque and Conway (Amber) LaRocque both of Dunseith; 26 Grandchildren; 4 Great-grandchildren; Two Godchildren, Carrie Crawford and Sean Counts; Brothers, Clarence (Mary) Counts; and Ernest (Ernie) Counts both of Dunseith; Two Sisters, LouAnn (Clarence) St. Claire and JoAnn (Randy) Brunelle both of Dunseith; Special friend, Judy LaRocque of Dunseith; Several Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-Law and multiple Nieces and Nephews.

Barbra was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Louise Counts; One Son, Brian LaRocque; and Brothers, Ronald Counts, Lloyd Counts Jr. and Clifford Counts.

Arrangement were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

 

 

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Blog (762) posted on April 3, 2010


Erling Berg’s Birthday:
Posted by Diane Berg Rheault (79): Fargo, ND.

Gary, Erling Berg is 88 yrs. old today (Apr.2nd), We had a birthday party for him today up at the hospital in Rugby (3rd floor-long term care). Present were Delores Berg, Keith Berg, Diane (Berg) Rheault with husband Jim and daughter Jacqueline, friend Howard, and Art Rude Jr. stopped in to say hello and wish Dad a Happy Birthday. Erling got his favorite cake (spice with brown sugar frosting). He said he will not forget this day!!

Diane, We all wish your dad a very happy birthday. He was and is a very well known guy in the Dunseith community. My dad and others worked for or with your dad at San Haven for a number of years. Often times supervisors don’t always have good approval ratings from their employees. Dad always had so much good to say for Erling. He is a great man.

 I don’t remember your dad that well, but I sure remember his brothers Clarence and Hilmar. Hilmar celebrated his 90th birthday a year or two ago and is living in Bottineau. Clarence, deceased, was married to Mabel Berg also deceased. She was a Berg married to a Berg. Mabel’s sister, Helga, was married to my dad’s brother, Nels Petterson. Nels & Helga, now deceased, lived in Everett, WA. I saw Clarence & Mabel, many times, with their numerous visits to see Nels and Helga when we lived in Bremerton, WA. Hilmar spent several winters working in Everett in the late 60’s too. He stayed with Nels and Helga. Gary

 

 

Condolences to the Berube family with memories of Billy:
From Aime Casavant (66): Jamestown, ND

Condolences to Jim, Tom and all the Berube Family. Although Bill was several years younger than me, he had one of those personalities that is always remembered. Memories of Bill. The evening of November 22, 1965. Bill (Billy to us back then) had come over to August Dionne’s place in Dunseith, where I was living. I don’t recall the exact reason but August was not there. I invited Billy in and we had one of those rare conversations one would not otherwise have, except on a spontaneous ocassion. Some time passed and Billy said, “Oh, Cassius Clay is going to fight Floyd Patterson tonight!” He asked for the radio, we found it. Billy started telling me about Cassius Clay and I recall he was very excited about it. I said to Billy, your really a fan of his, arn’t you?”

Billy explained he did not know if he would consider himself a fan, but said his personality just makes me feel happy and its exciting – the way he acts. I did not know that much about professional boxing, but Billy, being the sports type of person ( like the Berube’s) told me all about it. He told me about Cassius Clay’s personality, how he shouted “I’am the greatest, I’am the king’ and how Cassius Clay would say a rhyme on the round he would win the fight. We listened to the fight and sure enough, Cassius Clay then started his antics and Billy said excitedly to me “Aime, listen! listen!, he is saying he is the greatest ! Floyd Patterson lost by a TKO and I asked Billy what that was and he explained it to me.

Of course Cassius Clay went on to become Muhammed Ali and I watched his many fights and antics. In life, some things we remember, some things we forget, but whenever I watched Ali fight throughout life – I was reminded of that evening that Bill Berube introduced him to me.

About 8 years later I seen Bill for a short time at the University of ND. There was no doubt to me, Bill would go on to a successful teaching and intellectual life. Bill Berube was always to me, one of those persons that was one of the “greatest.”

Several years ago I seen Jim at a Bottineneau/Vally City football game. I asked Jim about Bill. Jim explained he was a professor, teaching at (U of Wyoming?) at Laramie. I was not surprised Bill would end up becoming a professor. He had that keen, intellectual insight into things.

 

Viking Stone caves in the Turtle Mountains:
Reply from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND

Gary and Friends,

In answer to Colette’s question, I think the stone arch cave northwest of Bottineau is still there, although I’ve heard some more deterioration has taken place. Nature continues to try to reclaim anything men change. There is a sign along the highway north of Carbury that points out an historic site to the northeast. I can only assume it is directing attention to the cave, although I haven’t checked it out to see. One more thing for my ‘bucket list’. Late last night I received an email telling me another mooring stone had been found much further east along the foothills. This one is in Rolette County and east yet of Butte St. Paul. This one was also checked out and documented by Ed Milligan and crew. I think Colette’s depiction of the Vikings being a hardy bunch of explorers really sums it up. It would appear that they had little fear of what they might encounter–that would certainly be an advantage in traveling into unchartered areas. The Spaniards thought they would sail off the end of the Earth because it was flat. I guess the Vikings hadn’t heard the news from Spain! Thanks Gary!

Dick

 

Spring time with snow in the Turtle Mountains:
Picture posted by Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND

Gary and Friends,

The wind started to blow in the night and this is what we have this morning. It’s spring in the Turtle Mountains! Thanks Gary!

Dick

 

Picture possibly identified:
Reply from Dale and Karen Hagen (70) Simon:  Bottineau, ND

Gary, Dale Simon here, My Wife Karen Said that picture of the Missing identy of that man could be Bill McDonald. Karen said that she took care of Bill at the hospital and that it sure looks like him but the only thing is that he is from Souris,ND

Folks, Do any of you know Bill McDonald? The folks at Long Term in Saint Andrews get these messages too. Maybe they can be of some assistance for a positive ID. I trust Karen’s instincts though, that this may be Bill. Gary

 

 

01/04/2019 (2688)

Beulah Thompson Hoaglund’s 100th birthday
Posted by Key Hildebrandt: 

Gary,

Could you please post a request for readers to mail birthday cards to a cousin who will be celebrating her 100th birthday?

The birthday girl is Mrs. Beulah Hoaglund.  Bea is the daughter of Bennie and Melvina (Thompson) Lasher, granddaughter of Anthony and Esther Thompson.  Cousin of all the descendants of Olaf, Clara, Ulysses, Ida (Pritchard), Ella (Pritchard), and Candace (Torbert) Thompson.  She is very much alert and loves receiving cards.  Her birthday is January 13th.  Her address is:

Mrs. Beulah Hoaglund

c/o The Beehive Home of Excelsior

6330 Hazeltine Blvd.

Excelsior, MN  55331

Thank you for your help, Kay Hildebrandt

 Gary’s Comment

Beulah is cousin to the Pritchard’s, Ella (Eldon) Pladson and Esther (Edmar & John) Tangen.

Ulysses Thompson was married to my dad’s aunt, Clara Stokes. That’s on the other side of the family though so I’m only related to Beulah through that marriage.  

 

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Condolences to the Berube Family:
From Jean Nicholas Miller (66): Glendale, AZ

Gary, I too would like to send my condolences to the Berube family. I don’t remember Bill real well but do remember the rest of the family. It sounds like he was a good and dedicated man. I’m sorry. Jean

 

Reply from Rita Anderson (Former Gamble store owner): Fargo, ND.

Hi I too want to wish Armond a Very Happy Birthday. I remember him in the hardware store, when (Edgar and I) had the Gamble store.

Obituary

HELEN A. BYE

Funeral services for Helen A. Bye, age 96 of Bottineau, were held on Monday at 2:00 P.M. in the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith. Burial was in Rendahl Cemetery of rural Dunseith. Officiating at the service was the Reverend John Hesford. The congregation sang selected hymns and Dick and Brenda Johnson provided special music. Casket bearers were Curt Halvorson, Terry Halvorson, Jim Kester, Lyle Lagerquist, Dick Roland and Russell Kihne.

Helen Alvide Bye, a daughter of Casper and Ella (Berg) Christianson, was born on February 3, 1914 in Cordelia Township, Bottineau Co. She was the second child of five sisters and three brothers that attended school at Loon Lake in Bottineau Co. Helen graduated from Bottineau High School and attended Minot Teachers College and received her teaching certificate. She then taught country school in Rolette and Bottineau Counties. On December 21, 1939 she was married to Clarence A. Bye at Dunseith. Clarence passed away in June 1976. Helen continued to live on the family farm in Willow Lake Township, Rolette Co. until she entered the assisted living apartments in September 2000. In July of 2009 she entered the long term center at the St. Andrew’s Hospital where she has resided since.

She was a member of the Rendahl Lutheran Church until it merged with Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith. Helen was active in the ladies aide, Bottineau Sons of Norway and the Lois Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Helen passed away on Thursday March 25, 2010 in a Bottineau hospital.

She is survived by sisters, Bernice (Harold) Carlson of Grand Forks and Florence Struck of Bottineau; sister-in-law, Alvina Christianson of Bottineau; and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Harland, Henry and Clarence; sisters Ella Mae Christianson, Emma Halvorson and Alma Halvorson; brothers-in-law, Sigurd Ronning, Oscar Bye, Carl Bye, Lawrence Bye, Albert Halvorson, Clifford Halvorson and Laurence Struck; sisters-in-law, Bella Ronning and Eva Bye.

 

Update from DeAnn Gottbreht: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/deanngottbreht

I had my 6th chemo treatment today and it went fine. I’m pretty tired out tonight but otherwise ok. Only 6 more to go! My blood work has been fine each week as well so that is one less worry. It is just a matter of getting through it. I don’t see my Oncologist until next week so I’ll know more about of future plans for my treatments then.

Connor is really doing great. Yesterday his Doctor switched him to eating every time he wakes up and is ready instead of the every 3 hours schedule he was on. He has just been excelling since the switch. It’s like he is so happy to eat when he decides that it’s all he wants to do. A couple of days ago he would only eat maybe an ounce or so eat feeding. Now he eats at least 2 ounces each time and still wakes himself up every 3 hours raring to go. He is also such a good baby. He just fusses a little until he gets his bottle. I hardly ever hear him cry so that is sure nice. Hopefully he will stay that way! If he stays on this track and doesn’t have any major problems with his reflux his Doctor said he could go home Monday!! Patrick and I are so excited. It will be wonderful to finally have him home and be a family again.

I hope you all enjoy your Easter with someone you love. I know Patrick and I will be enjoying it with Connor and couting down the hours until we can go home.

 

The follow pictures and newspaper articles have been posted by
Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND.

Hi Everyone,

I thought you should see how the “real” Easter chickie looks!! LOL! This was taken in 1999, the last year I taught school.

Former students: Does the handwriting/room/etc. look familiar? Too bad you can’t hear my voice!! LOL!!!

Neola

Folks, Since many of you know Jean and knew Duane, I thought I’d share this picture that Neola sent. With Jean’s dad, Bert Hanson, being a brother to Frances Morinville and her mother, Olga, being a sister to my Dad, the Morinville Siblings and the Stokes Siblings share Jean and her sister, Audrey Aitchinson, as first cousins. Jean has continued to live on the same place since she and Duane were married. Her farm is located a half mile south of the Peace Garden Road (#43) on the county line. Duane passed away in September 1988. Audrey lives in Bottineau. Gary
Jean & Duane (Deceased) Pladson

Folks, This picture is so familiar. I’m thinking we posted this once before and
he was identified. For some reason we have lost his identity. Do any of you
recognize this gentleman. Thanks, Gary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/31/2017 (2687)

Happy New Year Everyone,

It’s NYE in the Philippines. We don’t have  much planned for this evening. We have reservations at the Buffet 101, but Bernadette’s condition has taken downward turn. Our help doesn’t go if Bernadette isn’t going. I may just go solo.

I just returned from the City Mall located in the local market. It’s a regular bee hive down there with so many people, cars and motorcycles. I had to come home the back way and the long way too. The Market is about ¼ mile from our house.

Gary

 

Turtle Mountain Star 60 year news
Posted by Carmen Richard:  Rolette, ND

In the 60 years ago column in the Turtle Mountain Star =Dec  24 2018=====The Dunseith Dragons annexed two Turtle Mountain conference victories last week, as they rolled  over the ST John Woodchucks 89-27 and handed the Rock Lake Aces their first loss of the season, 55- 52. Six Dragons reached double figures as Rodney Kalk counted 14, Curtis Halvorson, Larry Schneider and Mickey Kester each got 12. John Morgan hit 11 and Nikkey Bedard had 10.

http://www.smalltownpapers.com/newspapers/newspaper.php?id=397

 

Book of Poems relating to Turtle Mountains by William Chelcie Striker
Link posted by Ken Striker: 

https://books.google.com/books?id=YDnuGwAACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:   Minot, ND
Sharlyn Olson (Chi Chi)| 1950 – 2018

 Memorial Service Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 10:00 AM

Sharlyn Olson

January 30, 1950 – December 25, 2018
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Sharlyn “Chi-Chi” Olson, age 68 of Bottineau, died Tuesday at a Bottineau hospital.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am at the Lake Metigoshe Christian Center.

Sharlyn Olson, a daughter of Kenneth and Esther (Renn) Evenson, was born on January 30, 1950 in Bottineau, North Dakota. It was here she was raised and graduated from Dunseith High School. Following her education, she was married to Gary Olson in Rolla, North Dakota and they resided in the Boundary Lake area. Chi-Chi worked at various restaurants in Bottineau as a waitress and cook. She later worked at the San Haven north of Dunseith as a nurses aide. She then moved to Jamestown where she worked at several restaurants for eleven years. Following her employment, she moved back to Bottineau where she has since resided.

Chi-Chi enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. She volunteered many hours of her time supporting and working at various benefits for the community. Chi-Chi was very giving with her time, helping family whenever she could.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Olson of Bottineau; one son, Matthew Olson of West Fargo, North Dakota; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and one brother, Kenneth Evenson of Portal, North Dakota.

 In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband , Gary. Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

 Friends may sign the online register at www.nerofuneralhome.net

 
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Blog (760) posted on April 2, 2010

Folks, My internet modem malfunctioned, so I have been most of the day without service. My internet provider was just here and replaced the modem, so I am back up and running again. I’m about 6 hours later than normal with my posting. Gary

 

Thomas Belgrade’s funeral notice:

THOMAS BELGARDE, 51, Belcourt, died Thursday in a Minot hospital. Funeral Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Belcourt. Visitation Tuesday, 6 p.m., rosary service Tuesday, 8 p.m., both in the church. (Elick Funeral Home, Rolla)

 

Reply to Tommy Belgarde (Deceased)
From Denise Lajimodiere: Moorhead, MN

Tommy Belgarde the musician?

Denise

 

Condolences to the Tommy Belgarde Family:
From Dianne Rober’t Johnson (76): Rolla, ND

Morning Gary,

I seen the posting regarding Tommy.

I remember Tommy (& Clifford) from when I lived on the farm out by St. Anthony’s. We use to ride the horses to Pigeons alot and would pass by their house. Also, remember going to dances where Tommy’s band was playing. Those were the good old days!

My condolences go out to Tommy’s families, he will be surely missed.

Dianne (Rober’t) Johnson

 

Memories of Tommy Belgarde:
From Vickie Metcalfe (70): Bottineau, ND

Gary,

MUSIC.

Through the passing of each season, I revert to music. Yesterday, I when visiting with a class of students,who did not know about an old tradition of knocking at doors and giving flowers on May first. …… Myself? I ‘d first heard about May Day from Mrs.Florence Conroy.

While discussing May 1st. I began singing…… “Awake Awake Oh Pretty Maids Awake Out of your Drowsy Dream..and Step into your dairy house to fetch a bowl of cream………..” . My thoughts were of our gifted music teacher who introduced the Dunseith High School choir that song. I continue to always be amazed when melodies and the words are remembered just as our gifted teacher…….Mr. Don Johnson.

Saddened, I am to hear of the passing of Tommy Belgarde. Tommy also a truly gifted musician. (Tommy’s dad grew up in the hills north of Dunseith, neighbors to the Metcalfe’s at Rabbit City Lake…………and he in the foothills)

Many, many times, my cousin, Janice and Raphael hired Tommy’s band to play at Kelvin Klinic. My parents, along with Kelvin filled with many neighbors and folks enjoyed listening to Tommy appreciating his sense of timing and danced to his band. Ah……. those two-steps, fox trots and waltzes. (Do you remember the dancing at Kelvin Dorothy Pritchard? As I recall, She, and her husband could and would dance most of the evening.)

It was Turtle Mountain Metis’ Music at it’s best! Many weekends, I’d venture to the home farm from teaching in Montana just in time to take mom and dad dancing. Usually, upon seeing my dad,walk through the door with his white cane, Jimmie LaRocque would say to Tommy,” Let’s play one for Cliff. Tommy and the band accompanied Jimmie while he’d double string fiddled , I’d stand to be dad’s touch point while he’d clogged and jigged.

God Bless those dear hearts and gentle souls who made the music which carries on. Many Thanks. Vickie

 

Bryan Schimetz’s (77) Funeral cast:
From Mark Schimetz (70): Rolette, ND.

Gary This is a copy of Bryan Schimetz’s Funeral cast . Gary Fulsebakke sang several songs and very heartfelt and powerfully moving, This young man can really sing spiritual songs. I first heard Gary sing at his mothers 90th birthday party at Good Sam’s in Bottineau. I remember Gary saying that his mother, Midge, loved to sing gospel songs around the house and Gary loved to sing along with her. Judy Allard also sang very well. I will try to get a copy of the Obituary, which I left behind in Dunseith. I know some of his friends could not make it. So I will also try to get some miscellaneous photos of Bryans life to you at that time.

Thanks Gary for all that you do for us Fans of this blog.

 

 

Reunion – May 22nd

Folks, Verena’s list, below, is her master list and the official master list for those that have paid. Please reply with any discrepancy’s or omissions that you see so they can be corrected.

She will only be ordering T-shirts, Next week, for those that attended Dunseith schools that have paid when she sends the order in. She is unsure of those attending the reunion that have not paid, so will not be ordering T-shirts for those folks.

For the catrered dinner, Verena needs your payment no later than May 14th.

For those of you desiring the catered meal, please send your payment of $10.00 Plus $5.00 ($15.00 total) per person payable to

Verena Gillis
PO Box, 785
Dunseith, ND 58329
(701) 263-3302 C(701) 378-5167

We are collecting a $5.00 registration fee per person. For those that have not prepaid their registration fee, they can pay at the time of registration when they arrive at the reunion. Gary

We currently have 273 folks signed up to attend the reunion.

 

12/27/2018 (2686)

Dear Dunseith Alumni and Friends,

Sorry for the long delay with the postings. With the holiday season I have been very busy.

Overall we are having a good holiday season here in Cebu. Bernadette’s sister, Allotte, is visiting from Japan.

We celebrated Christmas several days early on Sunday the 23rd with a gathering and reunion of five of Bernadette’s siblings and their families.  This was the first time ever that these 5 siblings had all been together.

Also included were her two deceased brothers widows and their families.  We catered a dinner at our house for about 130 folks. Her sister, Erma, who lives is Bremerton, WA. Was the only one not present.  I was the only Expat (Foreigner).

Not knowing Bernadette’s fate, they wanted to have this reunion. It was fantastic. Bernadette was outside, in her wheelchair, for about a half hour. The rest of the evening she was on her bed, in the living room, surrounded by family.

Facebook Posted pictures

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Ready for the Party.
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I  too believe in Santa Claus
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):

Gary and Friends of Dunseith!

             I  too believe in Santa Claus!

            The following  from an editorial has always been my favorite explanation of why I believe.

 Merry Christmas everyone!

Sincerely, Vickie Metcalfe

“Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.”

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.”

The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church 1897, New York’s Sun

http://www.newseum.org/exhibits/online/yes-virginia/

 

Obituary/Sharlyn “Chi-Chi” Olson
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):

Sincere sympathy to the family of Chi Chi on her passing.
As an upperclassman Chi-chi always  carried a kind  friendly personality.

She was noted to  worked hard, and  always spoke so well of her children and grandchildren.

 incerely,

  Vickie L.. Metcalfe

 

Sharlyn Olson

January 30, 1950 – December 25, 2018

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Sharlyn “Chi-Chi” Olson, age 68 of Bottineau, died Tuesday at a Bottineau hospital.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am at the Lake Metigoshe Christian Center.

Sharlyn Olson, a daughter of Kenneth and Esther (Renn) Evenson, was born on January 30, 1950 in Bottineau, North Dakota. It was here she was raised and graduated from Dunseith High School. Following her education, she was married to Gary Olson in Rolla, North Dakota and they resided in the Boundary Lake area. Chi-Chi worked at various restaurants in Bottineau as a waitress and cook. She later worked at the San Haven north of Dunseith as a nurses aide. She then moved to Jamestown where she worked at several restaurants for eleven years. Following her employment, she moved back to Bottineau where she has since resided.

Chi-Chi enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. She volunteered many hours of her time supporting and working at various benefits for the community. Chi-Chi was very giving with her time, helping family whenever she could.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Olson of Bottineau; one son, Matthew Olson of West Fargo, North Dakota; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and one brother, Kenneth Evenson of Portal, North Dakota.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband , Gary.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

Friends may sign the online register at www.nerofuneralhome.net

SERVICES

Memorial Service
Saturday, December 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Metigoshe Lutheran Church 10605 Lake Loop Rd E Bottineau, ND 58318

 

 

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Blog (759) posted on April 1, 2010

Holy Week:

Folks, In observation of “Holy Week” and with this being prominently a catholic country, most businesses closed their doors yesterday (Wednesday) noon and will remain closed until Monday morning in observation of the holidays. Another point of interest here too is that most larger department stores and groceries have a prayer that is played over their PA system everyday at noon, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. The prayers, spoken in English, last several minutes or so. During this time all employees and most customers stop what they are doing and everything pretty much comes to a complete stop. Gary

 

Condolences to the Berube Family:
From Dick & Brenda Johnson: Dunseith, ND.

Gary and Friends,

Our sincerest condolences to the family of Bill Berube. He too, left us with many good memories of times shared together while growing up in Dunseith.

Dick and Brenda Johnson

 

Condolences to the Berube Family:
From Bob Lykins (Former teacher): Hutto, TX

Gary,

Glad to learn that you and Bernadette had such a great time. Speaking of famous folks from the PI. Lea Solanga’s (sp) aunt worked for us in Germany when I headed up the ESL program for DoDDS Schools in that part of the world. She was one of our ESL people in Nurenburg-Furth. As a result I got to speak with Ms. Solanga and with her mother on several occasions. My wife and I even saw her on stage in Miss Saigon in New York compliments of Lea and her mother.

The reason I asked about the cost of rice was because, with your permission, I would like to prepare something to present to the Hutto High Student Council soliciting their support to help out the people in your community. They are always looking for projects and this might just be a worthy one.

I am so sorry to learn about the passing of Billy Berube. I remember Billy as a young boy tagging along in the footsteps of his older brothers and being bossed around by his sister. The Berube Family have always been wonderful people and I remember them as a close family. My heart goes out to the survivors and I wish them God’s peace as they go through the trial of this loss.

Bob Lykins

 

Happy Birthday Armand:
Armand Mongeon (40): – Dunseith, ND
From Bernard Morin (76): Dunseith, ND

Hi Gary,

I would like to send a ‘Happy Birthday’ to Armand Mongeon. His birthday is tomorrow April 1st. As a interesting side note Armand has been involved with the Dunseith hardware for the past 63 years and still going strong.

Thanks. Bernard

Happy birthday Armand. I remember you well in the hardware store in my growing up days. I remember you telling me several years ago, when I talked to you, that you and Art Rude were in the same class until he was advanced a grade. That put him a year ahead of you, even though you are the same age. I will for sure visit you at the Dunseith Hardware store, in May, when we are there. If my figures are right, you started in the Dunseith Hardware store in 1947? That’s the year I was born. Hearing your name brings back so many great memories of our childhood days for so many of us. Take care and enjoy your birthday. Gary

 

Reply from Colette Hosmer (64): Santa Fe, NM

Dick,

I, too, have the defective history gene. I found your posted “theory” most interesting and am not one to rule anything out until I have had an opportunity to study the available information. I have many Icelandic friends and they tell stories of their Viking ancestors who didn’t recognize obstacles unless the barriers were totally insurmountable. If there was a passable waterway from the Atlantic to the Turtle Mountains in or about 1400, I’m sure the Norsemen would have found a way to get there. Do you have any more information about these stone caves? I am wondering why they were still visible and basically intact less than a century ago but have disappeared since after supposedly holding up for centuries (?)

Thanks,

Colette

 

Dunseith News posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND

 

 

 

12/16/2018 (2685)

Aldrin and Tata (Married couple) – Our full time helpers

I wanted to share this nice picture of Tata and Aldrin that was taken at a wedding they attended yesterday. I captured it from Facebook.

Tata and Aldrin have been with us for 15 years.  Aldrin takes care of the outside cleaning and maintenance. Tata’s primary duty is taking care of Bernadette. She also helps with all the other house hold chores and cleaning too. Both Tata and Aldrin are super clean and super neat. Everything is in its place. Aldrin is very good with painting and repairs too. They are a super friendly well liked couple of good character. Next to me, without a shadow of a doubt, Tata is the closest human being to Bernadette. Both Tata and Aldrin know us and our moves very well.

Besides Aldrin and Tata, we have two other helpers too, Mirasol and Marites. Mirasol’s hours are from 8 to 5 and Marites’ hours are from 4 to 9 PM. Mirasol does the house hold cleaning and chores. She also assists Tata with taking care Bernadette. Marites’ sole job is to be with and take care of Bernadette. From 9 PM to 8 AM each and every day are my duty hours.

Gary

Contain, Aldrin Tata 2685 Stokes 2685

 

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Blog (758) posted on March 31, 2010
Bill Berube’s (69): Obituary
Posted by Eileen Brudwick: Arizona

http://www.montgomerystryker.com/

William G. ‘Bill’ Berube

 Tuesday, March 30, 2010

William G. “Bill” Berube, 58, Laramie, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at his home. He was born July 12, 1951, in Santa Paula, Calif., the son of Fortune and Katherine (Keefe) Berube. He began school at St. Sebastian’s Elementary School until the fourth grade, when the family moved to Dunseith, N.D., in 1960. He graduated from high school in 1969. He earned a B.S. degree in elementary education at Mayville State University in 1973 and was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned his master’s degree from North Dakota State University in 1980. He attended the University of Wyoming, where he earned his doctorate degree in 1985, and then he moved to Gillette, returning to Laramie in 1994. At that time, he took a professorship at the University of Wyoming and was able to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award on April 23.

He married Sherilyn Karlstad on Aug. 19, 1977, in Mayville, N.D. He had a love of his family, education, sports and his profound love for the development of the human spirit within all people, especially young children.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Newman Center and a recipient of the Ellbogen Award.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Alice Evans Berube; a brother-in-law, Ronald Reynolds; a step-sister-in-law, Linda Evans Carlson; and a step-nephew, Luke Evans.

He is survived by loving family, including his wife of 32 years, Sherilyn Berube of Laramie; his children, Brooke Y. Berube, Katherine A. Berube and Kelsey A. Berube, all of Laramie and Teri L. Simpson and her husband, Chris, of Chehalis, Wash.; his siblings, Tom Berube, Jim Berube and Cecile Reynolds; step-brothers, Jim Evans and his wife, Cheri, Tom Evans and his wife, Jan, Frank Evans and his wife, LaRae, Mike Evans and his wife, Patty, and Pat Evans; and his three grandchildren, Kennedy, Tanner and Grace Simpson. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Newman Center with the Reverend Fr. Carl Gallinger, celebrant. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. today at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the William Berube Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the UW College of Education, 1000 University, Dept. 3374, Laramie, WY, 82071.

Services are under the direction Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

 

 

Condolences to the Berube Family from the Rober’t’s:
Posted by Dianne Rober’t Johnson (76): Rolla, ND

Our condolences go out to the Berube families.

Dianne (Rober’t) Johnson

 

Vikings:
Posted by Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND

Gary and Friends,

I will post this last section of the story and study of the Vikings possible travel to the area. For those who would like to read the entire book, I think it can be bought through the Spectrum office supply store on Main in Bottineau or probably from the bookstore on the Dakota College-Bottineau (School of Forestry) campus. There are many more technical articles and descriptions that may not be of interest to the entire readership here on the blog. It is interesting to those of us with the defective history gene that makes us ponder these ancient things. Thanks Gary!

Dick

 

Ed Milligan:
Picture posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND.

Hi Everyone,

I happened to find this picture of Ed Milligan, which I took in app. 1959. As you can see, I missed the front of the truck. Uff da!! This is the way I remember Mr. Milligan. I attended the Forestry 1957 Winter Quarter-Spring Quarter 1959.

Neola

 

 

12/10/2018 (2684)

Note: Bernadette is at the point now where I need two helpers along to assist getting her in and out of the car, going to the bathroom, with her eating, etc.

 We had our three helpers and two kids (Great Niece and Nephew) along with us for this dinner.

 Picture Clockwise: Mirasol, Bernadette, Tata, Tyler, Gary, Marites and Shikira

  1. Tata and Marites are married to brothers. Bernadette’s sister’s husband is their brother.
  2. Mirasol’s Husband is Bernadette’s Nephew, son of her brother.
  3. Tata has been with us for 15 years, Mirasol 6 years and Marites 1 year.
  4. Not Pictured is Aldren, Tata’s husband. He takes care of the outside cleaning and Maintenance. Mr. Clean

 For Bernadette, I am the number one person in her life.  Number 2 is Tata.
We are so fortunate to have such good help.
Ching Palace-1

 

 

Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Minot, ND

Jeanne Henry
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Jeanne Henry, age 74 of Dunseith, died Saturday at a Minot hospital.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am at the Eagle Heart Cultural Center in Dunseith.

 Jeanne M. Henry, a daughter of Flora Henry Norquay and Ralph Poitra, was born on January 20, 1944.  She was raised by her grandparents, Joseph and Eliza, learning the Ojibway language and jingle dress dancing.  She married Richard Parisien and they traveled to France and many other places.  Together they had 4 children; Bridget, Richard (Son), Darren and Liza Jo.  She later met Eutimio Hernandez and lived in the Grafton Area for years before returning to Dunseith.

 She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.  She also loved spending time with her many friends, drinking cold ones.  She loved the casino and went whenever she could catch a ride. 

 She is survived by her children, Bridget Gonzalez of Dunseith and Liza Jo (William) Poitra of Dunseith;  grandchildren, Tessie, Kadence and Tariza all of Dunseith; great grandchildren, Angelique, Emily and Lloyd all of Dunseith; siblings, Donna Norquay of Fargo, Darlene Enno of West Fargo. Elvis Norquay of Rolette and Lora LaVallie of Belcourt.

 In addition to her parents and grandparents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Richard (Son), and Darren and siblings, Lester, Leslie, Ted, June and Linda.

 The family would like to thank everyone for their support.  Words cannot express how grateful we are.

 Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

 

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Blog (757) posted on March 30, 2010

 

Folks,

Bernadette and I got back from our week-end excursion to the northern end of this Island (Cebu) last night. We had a fabulist week-end. There were about 25 of us from here that went up for the house warming of our friends who recently built a 2nd home up there right on the beach. They have 2 1/2 acres with about 400 feet of ocean front property up there. They built a beautiful home on this site. They wined and dined us all week-end of which we did not expect them to do. On Monday they had about 100 folks in attendance for their house blessing followed with a meal, under tent covers, on the beach. They are originally from England. Unlike the beaches down here, they are pure sand up there. From here it takes about 3 hours to get up there. We were a caravan of 6 cars coming back last night.

When we arrived, the lady of the house along with her friend went with us to show us our hotel. On the way over the lady of the house, our friend, says to Bernadette, “Do you know who my friend is?” who was sitting with her in the back seat of our car. Of course Bernadette had to ask because she did not know. Our friend says this is Imelda ILanan. Bernadette took a double take when she heard that. Imelda was a famous actress here in the PI for many years in Bernadette’s growing up days. He daughter, Maricel Laxa Pangilinan, is a current well known actress here in the PI as well. We didn’t say anything to the rest of our friends who Imelda was until Monday. We were hoping something would be said who she was, but there wasn’t. Imelda and her husband Ben are such friendly folks too. On the 3rd day, Monday, we got the conversation going with Imelda along with our friends with who she is. Needless to say, they were quite surprised. I know everyone like me, went home and googled both Imelda and her daughter. It’s a small world.

Gary

 

Bill Berube (69) Passed away: From Crystal Fassett Andersen (70): Walhalla, ND.

It is with great sadness and many tears that I regret to inform everyone,that Bill Berube passed on to a better place today. He will be remember many times over and greatly missed by many friends and family. Keep the Berube family in you prayers. God Bless Crystal Fassett Andersen

Posted from Bill Berube’s Carringbridgde site:
Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:27 AM, CDT

 

Haagenson family info request posted on our Website:

Hi,

Nice web site – seems like a close community!

I’m looking for descendents of Hans Haagenson, who lived in Dunseith (died 1941). His sister was my great-grandmother, Minnie. We don’t know too much about Minnie’s family since she moved with her husband, Martin Donaldson, to St. Paul, then to Portland, Oregon. Would appreciate if you could put me in touch with any Haagensons from Dunseith, perhaps we are related. Would help me fill out family tree.

Thank you,

Elaine Cuyler (formerly Donaldson) Portland Oregon

Reply from Elaine to Gary

I’m hoping that someone remembers Elvin’s mother and other family members corresponding with my great-grandmother, and perhaps has old letters or photos. I do know that they exchanged letters – that’s how I found that Minnie’s name was Haagenson, was on an old envelope from Dunseith. Minnie’s family photo album was destroyed in a flood, according to a cousin. So we’re hoping that we can find maybe even one photo of Minnie and her husband.

My sister named her daughter Maren – picked the name off family tree that I put together after researching census records, etc. I believe Maren Haagenson’s grave in Dunseith simply says, “Mother” on it.

Thanks again,

Elaine

 

 

AOL Converting messages to Zip files:
Message from Duane Woodford (57): Winston Salem, NC

Gary, this is the last message that I received.

Duane

In a message dated 3/26/2010 2:59:32 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

[The message and any attached files have been turned into a ZIP attachment. Once downloaded and unzipped, open it with a word processor or text editor for reading.]

 Duane,
It appears that AOL is converting email to ZIP files if they are over a certain size. I try to keep the files sizes down with these daily sendings too. The message that got coverted was pretty small being only 388KB. I post all these daily messages on our website as well. http://garystokes.net/default.aspx

Gary

 

Update from DeAnn Gottbreht: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/deanngottbreht

Last week was a stressful week but it ended with some great news. The results of my PET Scan were negative! Finally a light at the end of the tunnel. It looks like my cancer is pretty much gone and that there isn’t anymore anywhere else in my body. I spent most of the week expecting the worst so when I got my results on Friday I was on top of the world. I also had my latest chemo treatment on Friday and it went well. Only 7 more to go!

Connor is doing well. Up to 6lbs already! He is changing so fast. His face has really filled out and his body is starting to fill out as well. To be released from the NICU he needs to be able to eat all of his feedings from the bottle. He has improved at this but still needs more time. Some days he eats almost every bottle and others he eats about half. It sounds like he will be in the hospital for a couple more weeks. He also has a problem with reflux that the doctors are trying different things to get under control. I don’t want him rushed at all. He wasn’t due until April 23 so if he needs 2 or 3 more weeks in there that is fine with me. I looked forward to when we can finally take him home though!

I hope you all have a Happy Easter!

 

Art Rude Productions:
Message from Art Rude (71): Bismarck, ND.

Hi,

I just thought I would try let everyone know on my email list, that I am closing down the current artrude.com website. This is the third time, as after a while it gets very cumbersome, and as I am not a professional webpage person, I make mistakes. After a while there are enough things to be redone, it makes more sense to just start over.

Plus, I was paying to much for the previous host. I paid for a commercial package I never used, which was really stupid on my part. I tried it, it didn’t work for me, but then I neglected to drop it or change carriers.

Anyway, I made the switch to Mac, and so now is the time to change everything. Starting to really enjoy the Mac, and many functions are just so much easier, but there is a lot of work to be done, converting files and what not.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy my website, www.artrude.com but it will be gone shortly. A new website will arise out of the ashes in the not too distant future, at the same address.

With the Mac, I wanted to get into better video productions, and so I have started that process. If you go to utube, and type artrudetv, or Art Rude TV, that’s what you will get. And if you check out some of the videos there, you can see the difference in production and quality on the earlier video compared to the new. There is a lot to learn, but I’m having fun with it, and hopefully you will enjoy the videos. I hope to add another every week, and two when I am able.

Enjoy.

Peace and Power,
Art

Thanks for checking out Art Rude Productions,
webpage address: www.artrude.com
and Art Rude TV at: artrudetv on Utube!

 

Arla Hall (Former Dunseith teacher) & Neola Kofoid Garbe:
Picture from Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND.

Hi,

This picture was taken at Mrs. Hall’s 90th birthday open house last summer. The open house was held at United Parish Church in Bottineau. Mrs. Fay Benson took this picture. I’ll be sending a picture of Mrs. Hall and several of her former students who were at her open house at the time the picture was taken. I’ve asked a few people for help in identifying two ladies in the picture. When they are identified, I’ll send the picture.

Many of you who receive this picture are also former students of Mrs. Hall. She is doing very well. She’s a little hard of hearing, but otherwise does very well. She still drives. She attended our class of ’57’s 50th reunion in 2007 at the Norway House. She lives in one of the apartments on the east end of Bottineau. Go east from the First National Bank to the last apartment on the street; this is Mrs. Hall’s apartment. Her address is:

829 5th St. E
Bottineau, ND 58318-1463

Mrs. Fay Benson took this picture/the one I’m going to send later. Many thanks to her!

Neola

 

Dunseith Alumni Reunion Catered Dinner:

Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Bacon/Lettuce Cauliflower Salad, Dinner Roll and Dessert for $10.00 per plate.

Verena has calculated $5.00 per head to cover all miscellaneous expenses. This includes the Facility, Security, decorations, table covers, several cakes, the hiring of a clean up crew the following day, etc

Note: Verena would like the Dinner Payments early to help with her planning.

For those of you desiring the catered meal, please send your payment of $10.00 Plus $5.00 ($15.00 total) per person payable to

Verena Gillis
PO Box, 785
Dunseith, ND 58329
(701) 263-3302 C(701) 378-5167

11/30/2018 (2683)

Tom and Jan Bergan Evan (’66)
Message from  Kaye L Lystad Kirk (Btno): Fargo, ND

Hi Gary,

It was an interesting Thanksgiving Day for me. My husband and I, along with his family, decided to eat at the Fargo Holiday Inn that day. While standing in the VERY long buffet line I started making polite conversation with a friendly-looking fellow in front of me. As it turned out, his name was Tom Evans who is married to Janet “Jan” (Bergan) and they’re both originally from Dunseith! (They now live in Monticello, Minn.) What a nice surprise to meet someone close to where I was from of Bottineau!

Tom said that he moved away from Dunseith after graduating from DHS in 1966. (Jan graduated that same year.) Also, Tom’s dad, Myron, passed away just two years later in 1968 when Tom was only 20 and his dad was just 48.

(BTW, Tom has a brother, Jim, who still lives on the family farm just north of Dunseith. Jim’s son,  David, now farms with him.)

Coincidentally, I managed to recognize Jan’s maiden name of “Bergan” since my 2nd great uncle, Erick Bjornseth, had married a Bertha Bergan back in 1913. (This was all still very fresh in my memory as we held the Bjornseth-Aasness family reunion just this past summer at Lake Metigoshe.) Jan & I exchanged emails and I’ve been sending her family photos and genealogy info on Erick & Bertha and their family. (Bertha was a sister to Jan’s grandfather, Louis Bergan.)

I was telling Jan what a good-looking couple that Erick and Bertha made, because Bertha was so beautiful and Erick was so handsome. Here is a photo of Erick and Bertha taken around the time of their marriage so readers can judge for themselves
Bjornseth, Eric 2683
Gary, this is precisely what I love about North Dakota–especially Bottineau County. No matter who you meet, it seems that you will always find someone in common you both know or someone in common to which you’re both related! And meeting Tom & Jan was a real treat. They’re truly lovely people and talking with them really made time fly by while in that buffet line.

Kaye K. Lystad Kirk
Fargo,ND

Gary’s Comments.

What a small world indeed.

What a nice picture too. Very clear. I remember Eric and Bertha very well too. They lived about 3 miles from our place in the hills.  Jacob, his brother and wife Cora lived 1.5 miles west of us. Art, another brother and his wife Emma, live about 4 miles SW of us.  Eric and Bertha passed away in the early 60’s. I was in my mid-teens, so I remember them very well.

Oscar Bergan was Bertha’s youngest brother. He and his wife Sylvia lived about 6 miles east of Lake Metigoshe. Oscar and Sylvia were like family in my growing up years.

 

Lasrence Hetle (’67) and Larry Orke (’67) Obituaries
Posted by LeaRae Parrill Espe (’67):  Bottineau, ND

Gary, I just wanted to let you know that the class of 67 lost Lawrence Hetle a couple of weeks ago.  The obituary was published in the Turtle Mountain Star and I also found it on the Evans Funeral Home of Carrington site.

We also lost Larry Orke, formerly of Bottineau.  He and his wife Jeannie had moved to Fargo about a year ago.  They were both such community people here in Bottineau.  I understand that he had some type of heart surgery and passed away during recovery. He was 68 , just about 69.

Hotel, Lawrence 2683

Lawrence Grant Hetle Jr.
October 19, 1948 – Bottineau, ND
November 11, 2018 – Sykeston, ND
VISITATION
Saturday, November 17, 2018 – One Hour Prior to Service
Evans Funeral Home, Carrington
FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, November 17, 2018 – 2:00PM
Evans Funeral Home, Carrington
OFFICIATING
Rev. Rick Loewen
MUSIC
Amazing Grace ~ Allen Jackson
Always On My Mind ~ Willie Nelson
Old Rugged Cross ~ Johnny Cash
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Lawrence’s Brothers, Sisters, and Grandchildren
BURIAL
St. Louis Cemetery, Dunseith, ND

Arrangements by
Evans Funeral Home – Carrington & New Rockford, ND
www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com

Lawrence Grant Hetle Jr., was born on October 19, 1948, at Saint Andrews Hospital in Bottineau, ND, to Lawrence and Ruth Hetle. In 1967, Lawrence graduated from Dunseith High School. In 1972, he was united in marriage to Armella Speldrich. Through their marriage, they were blessed with six children. Lawrence passed away on November 11, 2018, peacefully at his home in Sykeston, ND. He is survived by his wife of 46 years. His children: Lori and Randy Guthmiller, Leeds, ND; Larry and Shandel Hetle, Moorhead, MN; Bob and Korena Hetle, Mesa, AZ; Mark Hetle, Mesa, AZ; and Ashley Hetle (Jordan) Carrington, ND. Seven grandchildren: Christa and Mike Davis, Mandan, ND; Jarrett and Lacey Guthmiller, at home in Leeds, ND; Taylor and Jasmine Hetle, at home in Moorhead, MN; Kenadi Hetle, Jamestown, ND; and Hadley Hetle, Carrington, ND. Two brothers: Veryl (Elaine) Hetle, Underwood, ND; Leonard (Beatice) Hetle, Kansas City, MO. Three sisters: Cheryl Uzeta, Deer Creek, MN; Karen Delorme, West Fargo, ND; Pauline Hetle, Dunseith, ND. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews

Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister and brother, an infant son, Joseph, and two brothers-in-law.

 

 

 

Larry Orke
Orke, Larry 2683
December 19, 1949 – November 27, 2018

Larry Orke, age 68 of Fargo formerly of Bottineau, died Tuesday at a Fargo hospital from complications from open heart surgery.  His funeral will be held on Monday at 10:00 am at the First Lutheran Church in Bottineau.  Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.  Burial will be at the Oak Creek Cemetery in Bottineau.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to First Lutheran Church in Bottineau, Bottineau County 4-H or to Turtle Mountain Cancer Support.

(Nero Funeral Home – Bottineau)

 
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Minot, ND
Clifford Baker | 1959 – 2018 | Obituary

Clifford Baker, 59  of Dunseith, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service will be 10 AM Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

 Clifford was born April 11, 1959 the son of the late Alfred and Joann Bercier Baker. He was preceded in death  by his wife Janet Amyotte Baker and niece Cassandra Morin.

 Clifford attended  Dunseith School High and was a retired construction worker.

 He loved playing cards and watching Netflix, talking sports with Derek, going to visit his sister Eunice and nephew Ryan. and just spending time and joking with his family.

 Clifford is survived by his four children, Kelly Baker of Bottineau, Derek Baker of Dunseith, Shauna Laducer of Belcourt, and Blair Wilson of Dunseith and four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by nine siblings, Eunice Baker of St. John, Claudia Demery of Dunseith, Kenneth Baker Sr. of Belcourt Charlotte Baker of Dunseith, Dennis Baker, Belcourt, Patty Dupuis of Cloquet, MN, Sandra Morin of Dunseith, Pamela Baker of Cloquet, MN and Debra Baker-Morin of Dunseith, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Condolences to the Baker Family
From Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

Gary and Dunseith School Friends,

Sympathy to the Baker Family on the loss of their loved one.

I understand he  also attended Dunseith School.

His sisters, Eunice and Claudia were in many of the  classes as I.

Sincerely,

Vickie M.

 

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Blog (756) posted on March 29, 2010

 

Bill Berube’s (69): Obituary
Posted by Eileen Brudwick: Arizona

http://www.montgomerystryker.com/

William G. ‘Bill’ Berube

 Tuesday, March 30, 2010

William G. “Bill” Berube, 58, Laramie, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at his home. He was born July 12, 1951, in Santa Paula, Calif., the son of Fortune and Katherine (Keefe) Berube. He began school at St. Sebastian’s Elementary School until the fourth grade, when the family moved to Dunseith, N.D., in 1960. He graduated from high school in 1969. He earned a B.S. degree in elementary education at Mayville State University in 1973 and was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. He earned his master’s degree from North Dakota State University in 1980. He attended the University of Wyoming, where he earned his doctorate degree in 1985, and then he moved to Gillette, returning to Laramie in 1994. At that time, he took a professorship at the University of Wyoming and was able to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award on April 23.

He married Sherilyn Karlstad on Aug. 19, 1977, in Mayville, N.D. He had a love of his family, education, sports and his profound love for the development of the human spirit within all people, especially young children.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Newman Center and a recipient of the Ellbogen Award.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Alice Evans Berube; a brother-in-law, Ronald Reynolds; a step-sister-in-law, Linda Evans Carlson; and a step-nephew, Luke Evans.

He is survived by loving family, including his wife of 32 years, Sherilyn Berube of Laramie; his children, Brooke Y. Berube, Katherine A. Berube and Kelsey A. Berube, all of Laramie and Teri L. Simpson and her husband, Chris, of Chehalis, Wash.; his siblings, Tom Berube, Jim Berube and Cecile Reynolds; step-brothers, Jim Evans and his wife, Cheri, Tom Evans and his wife, Jan, Frank Evans and his wife, LaRae, Mike Evans and his wife, Patty, and Pat Evans; and his three grandchildren, Kennedy, Tanner and Grace Simpson. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Newman Center with the Reverend Fr. Carl Gallinger, celebrant. Interment will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. today at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the William Berube Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of the UW College of Education, 1000 University, Dept. 3374, Laramie, WY, 82071.

Services are under the direction Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home.

 

Condolences to the Berube Family from the Rober’t’s:
Posted by Dianne Rober’t Johnson (76): Rolla, ND

Our condolences go out to the Berube families.

Dianne (Rober’t) Johnson
Vikings:
Posted by Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND

Gary and Friends,

I will post this last section of the story and study of the Vikings possible travel to the area. For those who would like to read the entire book, I think it can be bought through the Spectrum office supply store on Main in Bottineau or probably from the bookstore on the Dakota College-Bottineau (School of Forestry) campus. There are many more technical articles and descriptions that may not be of interest to the entire readership here on the blog. It is interesting to those of us with the defective history gene that makes us ponder these ancient things. Thanks Gary!

Dick

 

Ed Milligan:
Picture posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND.

Hi Everyone,

I happened to find this picture of Ed Milligan, which I took in app. 1959. As you can see, I missed the front of the truck. Uff da!! This is the way I remember Mr. Milligan. I attended the Forestry 1957 Winter Quarter-Spring Quarter 1959.

Neola

 

 

 

 

11/26/2018 (2682)

Message/picture from Randy Kelly (’69): St. Paul, MN

Hi Gary,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Thought of you on Thanksgiving. We had invited a cousin and his wife to join us for Thanksgiving dinner and discovered she was from Cebu. We had not met her before. I didn’t probe further but did say a friend from my hometown lived there.

God bless you and your family.

Randy

Follow up reply from Randy:
I will try and find out where her relatives live. I know they are going to Cebu for a couple of weeks in January or February. I will let you know. Small world.


Gary’s comments

Randy’s mother, Naomi, was a Fauske, sister to Elwood and Lydia Fauske LaCroix. Randy was with the class of ’69, but moved to MN where he completed HS. From what I was told, Randy spend a lot of time with the Lacroix’s during his HS days.

Randy Kelly was the mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota from January, 2002 through January, 2006.

In  2006, Randy Kelly was named Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Relations for the Environmental Protection Agency by President Bush. He served as the liaison to the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. He remained in this position until early 2009.

Because of his position with the White House, In 2007 / 08 when I was gathering Alumni names and contact info, Randy was a hard guy to get in touch with. Following The election of Barack Obama, when Randy was no longer in that position, he contacted me. He didn’t forget. We have never met in person, but we have exchanged a number of email messages. Randy, like all of his Fauske relatives, is a super friendly guy.
Kelly, Randy 2682

 

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Blog (755) posted on March 28, 2010
Folks,

Bernadette and I got back from our week-end excursion to the northern end of this Island (Cebu) last night. We had a fabulist week-end. There were about 25 of us from here that went up for the house warming of our friends who recently built a 2nd home up there right on the beach. They have 2 1/2 acres with about 400 feet of ocean front property up there. They built a beautiful home on this site. They wined and dined us all week-end of which we did not expect them to do. On Monday they had about 100 folks in attendance for their house blessing followed with a meal, under tent covers, on the beach. They are originally from England. Unlike the beaches down here, they are pure sand up there. From here it takes about 3 hours to get up there. We were a caravan of 6 cars coming back last night.

When we arrived, the lady of the house along with her friend went with us to show us our hotel. On the way over the lady of the house, our friend, says to Bernadette, “Do you know who my friend is?” who was sitting with her in the back seat of our car. Of course Bernadette had to ask because she did not know. Our friend says this is Imelda ILanan. Bernadette took a double take when she heard that. Imelda was a famous actress here in the PI for many years in Bernadette’s growing up days. He daughter, Maricel Laxa Pangilinan, is a current well known actress here in the PI as well. We didn’t say anything to the rest of our friends who Imelda was until Monday. We were hoping something would be said who she was, but there wasn’t. Imelda and her husband Ben are such friendly folks too. On the 3rd day, Monday, we got the conversation going with Imelda along with our friends with who she is. Needless to say, they were quite surprised. I know everyone like me, went home and googled both Imelda and her daughter. It’s a small world.

Gary

 

Bill Berube (69) Passed away:
From Crystal Fassett Andersen (70): Walhalla, ND.

It is with great sadness and many tears that I regret to inform everyone,that Bill Berube passed on to a better place today. He will be remember many times over and greatly missed by many friends and family. Keep the Berube family in you prayers. God Bless Crystal Fassett Andersen

 

Posted from Bill Berube’s Carringbridgde site:
Saturday, March 27, 2010 12:27 AM, CDT

 

Haagenson family info request posted on our Website:
From: Elaine Cuyler Phone: E-mail:

Message:

Hi,

Nice web site – seems like a close community!

I’m looking for descendents of Hans Haagenson, who lived in Dunseith (died 1941). His sister was my great-grandmother, Minnie. We don’t know too much about Minnie’s family since she moved with her husband, Martin Donaldson, to St. Paul, then to Portland, Oregon. Would appreciate if you could put me in touch with any Haagensons from Dunseith, perhaps we are related. Would help me fill out family tree.

Thank you,

Elaine Cuyler (formerly Donaldson) Portland Oregon

Reply from Elaine to Gary

I’m hoping that someone remembers Elvin’s mother and other family members corresponding with my great-grandmother, and perhaps has old letters or photos. I do know that they exchanged letters – that’s how I found that Minnie’s name was Haagenson, was on an old envelope from Dunseith. Minnie’s family photo album was destroyed in a flood, according to a cousin. So we’re hoping that we can find maybe even one photo of Minnie and her husband.

 My sister named her daughter Maren – picked the name off family tree that I put together after researching census records, etc. I believe Maren Haagenson’s grave in Dunseith simply says, “Mother” on it.

 Thanks again,

 Elaine

 

AOL Converting messages to Zip files:
Message from Duane Woodford (57): Winston Salem, NC

Gary, this is the last message that I received.

Duane

In a message dated 3/26/2010 2:59:32 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

[The message and any attached files have been turned into a ZIP attachment. Once downloaded and unzipped, open it with a word processor or text editor for reading.]

Duane,

It appears that AOL is converting email to ZIP files if they are over a certain size. I try to keep the files sizes down with these daily sendings too. The message that got coverted was pretty small being only 388KB. I post all these daily messages on our website as well. http://garystokes.net/default.aspx

Gary

 

Update from DeAnn Gottbreht: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/deanngottbreht

Last week was a stressful week but it ended with some great news. The results of my PET Scan were negative! Finally a light at the end of the tunnel. It looks like my cancer is pretty much gone and that there isn’t anymore anywhere else in my body. I spent most of the week expecting the worst so when I got my results on Friday I was on top of the world. I also had my latest chemo treatment on Friday and it went well. Only 7 more to go!

Connor is doing well. Up to 6lbs already! He is changing so fast. His face has really filled out and his body is starting to fill out as well. To be released from the NICU he needs to be able to eat all of his feedings from the bottle. He has improved at this but still needs more time. Some days he eats almost every bottle and others he eats about half. It sounds like he will be in the hospital for a couple more weeks. He also has a problem with reflux that the doctors are trying different things to get under control. I don’t want him rushed at all. He wasn’t due until April 23 so if he needs 2 or 3 more weeks in there that is fine with me. I looked forward to when we can finally take him home though!

I hope you all have a Happy Easter!

 

Art Rude Productions:
Message from Art Rude (71): Bismarck, ND.

Hi,

I just thought I would try let everyone know on my email list, that I am closing down the current artrude.com website. This is the third time, as after a while it gets very cumbersome, and as I am not a professional webpage person, I make mistakes. After a while there are enough things to be redone, it makes more sense to just start over.

Plus, I was paying to much for the previous host. I paid for a commercial package I never used, which was really stupid on my part. I tried it, it didn’t work for me, but then I neglected to drop it or change carriers.

Anyway, I made the switch to Mac, and so now is the time to change everything. Starting to really enjoy the Mac, and many functions are just so much easier, but there is a lot of work to be done, converting files and what not.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy my website, www.artrude.com but it will be gone shortly. A new website will arise out of the ashes in the not too distant future, at the same address.

With the Mac, I wanted to get into better video productions, and so I have started that process. If you go to utube, and type artrudetv, or Art Rude TV, that’s what you will get. And if you check out some of the videos there, you can see the difference in production and quality on the earlier video compared to the new. There is a lot to learn, but I’m having fun with it, and hopefully you will enjoy the videos. I hope to add another every week, and two when I am able.

Enjoy.

Peace and Power,

Art

Thanks for checking out Art Rude Productions,
webpage address: www.artrude.com
and Art Rude TV at: artrudetv on Utube!

 

Arla Hall (Former Dunseith teacher) & Neola Kofoid Garbe:
Picture from Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND.

Hi,

This picture was taken at Mrs. Hall’s 90th birthday open house last summer. The open house was held at United Parish Church in Bottineau. Mrs. Fay Benson took this picture. I’ll be sending a picture of Mrs. Hall and several of her former students who were at her open house at the time the picture was taken. I’ve asked a few people for help in identifying two ladies in the picture. When they are identified, I’ll send the picture.

Many of you who receive this picture are also former students of Mrs. Hall. She is doing very well. She’s a little hard of hearing, but otherwise does very well. She still drives. She attended our class of ’57’s 50th reunion in 2007 at the Norway House. She lives in one of the apartments on the east end of Bottineau. Go east from the First National Bank to the last apartment on the street; this is Mrs. Hall’s apartment. Her address is:

829 5th St. E
Bottineau, ND 58318-1463

Mrs. Fay Benson took this picture/the one I’m going to send later. Many thanks to her!

Neola

 

Dunseith Alumni Reunion Catered Dinner:

Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Bacon/Lettuce Cauliflower Salad, Dinner Roll and Dessert for $10.00 per plate.

Verena has calculated $5.00 per head to cover all miscellaneous expenses. This includes the Facility, Security, decorations, table covers, several cakes, the hiring of a clean up crew the following day, etc

Note: Verena would like the Dinner Payments early to help with her planning.

For those of you desiring the catered meal, please send your payment of $10.00 Plus $5.00 ($15.00 total) per person payable to

Verena Gillis
PO Box, 785
Dunseith, ND 58329
(701) 263-3302 C(701) 378-5167

11/22/2018 (2681)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

We are celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet dinner at the Radisson Hotel this evening.

Per our/my request, for the Cebu Expats Group,  they agreed to add the Turkey, Glazed ham, Mashed Potatoes/gravy, Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry souse, traditional pies, etc. to their nightly buffet this evening.

I currently have 300 Cebu Expat (Foreign) members and their wives/partners signed up to attend this dinner.  In my 10 years organizing these monthly dinners, this will be the largest. “Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner” is the drawing card. Our members discounted cost is $20 US. Regular price is $33. Bottomless Bottled beer, Coke products, assorted juices, Coffee and house tea are included with the price. The Radisson is a 5 star hotel with a 5 star restaurant.

Bernadette is a bit better now, so we have decided to take her tonight. I will have 4 folks along to take care of her, Tata, Mirasol, Novie and Jasmine. She will be well taken care of and looked after.

Gary

 

Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe  Bottineau, ND
Gunderson, Tyler 2681

Tyler Gunderson | 2018 | Obituary

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Tyler Gunderson

November 12, 2018

Tyler William Gunderson, age 41, passed away Monday, November 12, 2018.

Tyler was born in Kenmare, ND. He lived in Dunseith, ND before moving to Richmond Hill ten years ago. Tyler was a Federal Agent for Homeland Security at Georgia Ports Authority and previously served as a Customs Inspector. He was an avid sportsman and trained in Jiu Jitsu. He was a former T-Ball Coach and loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees.

Tyler is survived by his daughter, Mia Gunderson of Richmond Hill, GA; his parents, Steven Gunderson (Beverly) of Clara City, MN, Crystal Andersen (Dale) of Walhalla, ND; his brother, Aaron Gunderson (Sarah) of Fargo, ND; the mother of his daughter, Vanessa Gunderson of Richmond Hill; his step-sons, Dylan Davis of Grand Forks, ND and Christian Davis of Fargo, ND; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 pm at the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith.  Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

 

Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

Vernolle M. Hill (DHS ’58)
Hill, Vern
Vernolle M. Hill, 80 of Bottineau, ND passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at St. Andrew Health Center. Visitation will Monday, November 26, 2018 at Nero Funeral Home from 4-9pm. Funeral service will be 2pm Tuesday at the funeral home with burial to follow in Oak Creek Cemetery.

(Nero Funeral Home)

 

Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70)Bottineau, ND

Louise Langston
Langston, Louise
May 04, 1945 – November 13, 2018

Louise Sharon (Morin) Langston, age 73, of Dunseith, North Dakota passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 13, 2018.

Louise was born May 4, 1945 in Belcourt, ND, the daughter of Moses and Mary (Gunville) Morin. She was raised in Dunseith and attended Marty Indian Mission Boarding School in Marty, South Dakota until ninth grade. Louise graduated from Turtle Mountain Community High School in Belcourt, ND in 1964. In 1965 she graduated from Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND. She worked at the Nekoma Missile Site in Walhalla, ND as the General’s Secretary until 1974. While working in Walhalla she met and married Bill Langston on July 18, 1974 and together they moved to Salesville, Arkansas. In 1978 a son, Michael Paul, was born. Two years later, in 1980, a daughter Robyn Renee Langston Poitra, was born in Arkansas. The family moved to Richland, Washington where they lived for two years. They then moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon where they lived for twelve years. Louise and Bill enjoyed traveling to Reno, Las Vegas and the Pacific coastline. They also enjoyed watching Robyn play softball and spending time as a family.

After Bill’s passing in 2003, Louise and Robyn moved to Dunseith, ND to be close to family. Louise enjoyed spending time with her siblings, daughter Robyn and her grandchildren Langston Dwight and Aubrey Ann Poitra. She also enjoyed her classmates’ reunions and gatherings.

For the past eleven years she enjoyed the companionship of Larry (Chuck) Laducer. They enjoyed traveling, gardening and canning vegetables, playing pinochle with family, going to the casino and watching football.

Louise is survived by her daughter Robyn (DJ) Poitra and grandchildren Langston and Aubrey, sisters, Marie LaFontaine, Ramona Poitra, Marilyn (Tim) Henderson and brother, Paul Morin, loving companion Chuck Laducer, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael Paul, husband Bill Langston, sisters: Loretta DeCoteau, Paulette Grundstrom, Barbara Koehler, and brother, Gregory Morin.

A visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at St Michael the Archangel Parish with the rosary beginning at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be November 19, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. in the church

Gary and friends of Dunseith,

            I  am extending sympathy to the family of Louise (Morin) Langston, whose parents,  Moses and Mary (Gunvllle) Morin were longtime residents of  the  Dunseith Community.

            Sincerely,

Vickie Metcalfe

 

 

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Blog (756) posted on March 27, 2010

Folks,

Bernadette and I got back from our week-end excursion to the northern end of this Island (Cebu) last night. We had a fabulist week-end. There were about 25 of us from here that went up for the house warming of our friends who recently built a 2nd home up there right on the beach. They have 2 1/2 acres with about 400 feet of ocean front property up there. They built a beautiful home on this site. They wined and dined us all week-end of which we did not expect them to do. On Monday they had about 100 folks in attendance for their house blessing followed with a meal, under tent covers, on the beach. They are originally from England. Unlike the beaches down here, they are pure sand up there. From here it takes about 3 hours to get up there. We were a caravan of 6 cars coming back last night.

When we arrived, the lady of the house along with her friend went with us to show us our hotel. On the way over the lady of the house, our friend, says to Bernadette, “Do you know who my friend is?” who was sitting with her in the back seat of our car. Of course Bernadette had to ask because she did not know. Our friend says this is Imelda ILanan. Bernadette took a double take when she heard that. Imelda was a famous actress here in the PI for many years in Bernadette’s growing up days. He daughter, Maricel Laxa Pangilinan, is a current well known actress here in the PI as well. We didn’t say anything to the rest of our friends who Imelda was until Monday. We were hoping something would be said who she was, but there wasn’t. Imelda and her husband Ben are such friendly folks too. On the 3rd day, Monday, we got the conversation going with Imelda along with our friends with who she is. Needless to say, they were quite surprised. I know everyone like me, went home and googled both Imelda and her daughter. It’s a small world.

Gary

 

Bill Berube (69) Passed away: From Crystal Fassett Andersen (70): Walhalla, ND.

It is with great sadness and many tears that I regret to inform everyone,that Bill Berube passed on to a better place today. He will be remember many times over and greatly missed by many friends and family. Keep the Berube family in you prayers. God Bless Crystal Fassett Andersen

 

Haagenson family info request posted on our Website:

From: Elaine Cuyler Phone: E-mail:

Message:

Hi,

Nice web site – seems like a close community!

I’m looking for descendents of Hans Haagenson, who lived in Dunseith (died 1941). His sister was my great-grandmother, Minnie. We don’t know too much about Minnie’s family since she moved with her husband, Martin Donaldson, to St. Paul, then to Portland, Oregon. Would appreciate if you could put me in touch with any Haagensons from Dunseith, perhaps we are related. Would help me fill out family tree.

Thank you,

Elaine Cuyler (formerly Donaldson) Portland Oregon

Reply from Elaine to Gary

I’m hoping that someone remembers Elvin’s mother and other family members corresponding with my great-grandmother, and perhaps has old letters or photos. I do know that they exchanged letters – that’s how I found that Minnie’s name was Haagenson, was on an old envelope from Dunseith. Minnie’s family photo album was destroyed in a flood, according to a cousin. So we’re hoping that we can find maybe even one photo of Minnie and her husband.

My sister named her daughter Maren – picked the name off family tree that I put together after researching census records, etc. I believe Maren Haagenson’s grave in Dunseith simply says, “Mother” on it.

Thanks again,

Elaine

 

AOL Converting messages to Zip files:
Message from Duane Woodford (57): Winston Salem, NC

Gary, this is the last message that I received.

Duane

In a message dated 3/26/2010 2:59:32 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

[The message and any attached files have been turned into a ZIP attachment. Once downloaded and unzipped, open it with a word processor or text editor for reading.]

Duane,

It appears that AOL is converting email to ZIP files if they are over a certain size. I try to keep the files sizes down with these daily sendings too. The message that got coverted was pretty small being only 388KB. I post all these daily messages on our website as well. http://garystokes.net/default.aspx

Gary

 

Update from DeAnn Gottbreht: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/deanngottbreht

Last week was a stressful week but it ended with some great news. The results of my PET Scan were negative! Finally a light at the end of the tunnel. It looks like my cancer is pretty much gone and that there isn’t anymore anywhere else in my body. I spent most of the week expecting the worst so when I got my results on Friday I was on top of the world. I also had my latest chemo treatment on Friday and it went well. Only 7 more to go!

Connor is doing well. Up to 6lbs already! He is changing so fast. His face has really filled out and his body is starting to fill out as well. To be released from the NICU he needs to be able to eat all of his feedings from the bottle. He has improved at this but still needs more time. Some days he eats almost every bottle and others he eats about half. It sounds like he will be in the hospital for a couple more weeks. He also has a problem with reflux that the doctors are trying different things to get under control. I don’t want him rushed at all. He wasn’t due until April 23 so if he needs 2 or 3 more weeks in there that is fine with me. I looked forward to when we can finally take him home though!

I hope you all have a Happy Easter!

 

Art Rude Productions:
Message from Art Rude (71): Bismarck, ND.

Hi,

I just thought I would try let everyone know on my email list, that I am closing down the current artrude.com website. This is the third time, as after a while it gets very cumbersome, and as I am not a professional webpage person, I make mistakes. After a while there are enough things to be redone, it makes more sense to just start over.

Plus, I was paying to much for the previous host. I paid for a commercial package I never used, which was really stupid on my part. I tried it, it didn’t work for me, but then I neglected to drop it or change carriers.

Anyway, I made the switch to Mac, and so now is the time to change everything. Starting to really enjoy the Mac, and many functions are just so much easier, but there is a lot of work to be done, converting files and what not.

At any rate, I hope you enjoy my website, www.artrude.com but it will be gone shortly. A new website will arise out of the ashes in the not too distant future, at the same address.

With the Mac, I wanted to get into better video productions, and so I have started that process. If you go to utube, and type artrudetv, or Art Rude TV, that’s what you will get. And if you check out some of the videos there, you can see the difference in production and quality on the earlier video compared to the new. There is a lot to learn, but I’m having fun with it, and hopefully you will enjoy the videos. I hope to add another every week, and two when I am able.

Enjoy.

Peace and Power,

Art

Thanks for checking out Art Rude Productions,
webpage address: www.artrude.com
and Art Rude TV at: artrudetv on Utube!

 

Arla Hall (Former Dunseith teacher) & Neola Kofoid Garbe:
Picture from Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND.

Hi,

This picture was taken at Mrs. Hall’s 90th birthday open house last summer. The open house was held at United Parish Church in Bottineau. Mrs. Fay Benson took this picture. I’ll be sending a picture of Mrs. Hall and several of her former students who were at her open house at the time the picture was taken. I’ve asked a few people for help in identifying two ladies in the picture. When they are identified, I’ll send the picture.

Many of you who receive this picture are also former students of Mrs. Hall. She is doing very well. She’s a little hard of hearing, but otherwise does very well. She still drives. She attended our class of ’57’s 50th reunion in 2007 at the Norway House. She lives in one of the apartments on the east end of Bottineau. Go east from the First National Bank to the last apartment on the street; this is Mrs. Hall’s apartment. Her address is:

829 5th St. E

Bottineau, ND 58318-1463

Mrs. Fay Benson took this picture/the one I’m going to send later. Many thanks to her!

Neola

 

Dunseith Alumni Reunion Catered Dinner:

Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Bacon/Lettuce Cauliflower Salad, Dinner Roll and Dessert for $10.00 per plate.

Verena has calculated $5.00 per head to cover all miscellaneous expenses. This includes the Facility, Security, decorations, table covers, several cakes, the hiring of a clean up crew the following day, etc

Note: Verena would like the Dinner Payments early to help with her planning.

For those of you desiring the catered meal, please send your payment of $10.00 Plus $5.00 ($15.00 total) per person payable to

Verena Gillis
PO Box, 785
Dunseith, ND 58329

(701) 263-3302 C(701) 378-5167

11/15/2018 (2680)

Stephanie Marie Evans Montgomery (DHS ’71)
Obituary posted by Paula Fassett (’71): Walhalla, ND

STEPHANIE MARIE EVANS MONTGOMERY, 65  WINTER HAVEN – Stephanie Marie Evans Montgomery, 65, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 12th, 2018 with her daughters by her side at the Heart of Florida. She had battled cancer for 9 long years.  She was born August 17, 1953 to Joseph and Joyce Evans from Dunseith, ND. She came to Florida in 1971 to see the beach and started her new journey. In 1983, Stephanie got married to the late John Montgomery and had 2 daughters. Martae and Stacy Montgomery.  She was always spontaneous when it came to experiencing new things in her life from working at a Dude Ranch, to Editor, and finishing out her Career in printing for over 35 years.  Stephanie was a kind and gentle soul who loved her family deeply. She always enjoyed her coffee, reading books, cross stitch, the beach, and most of all her grandchildren. She had a sharp mind , quick wit, and good sense of humor. Mom / Grandma we will miss you.  Stephanie is survived by her mother Joyce Hagen Evans, father the late Joseph Evans, three brothers (Jeff, Joseph, and Jon ), sister (Laurie Hill ), her two daughters Martae and Stacy Montgomery, 4 grandchildren Kaydence Lee, Brody, Dayla, and Chloe Lynn.  May our Strong-willed woman rest in peace on her next chapter in life. Though our hearts are heavy, our love for you will always grow stronger remembering our thrilling ride together.  The Family will hold a Celebration of Life on Saturday, October 27 at Winter Haven Worship Center at 11:00 a.m.

 

Pam Fassett Faust (’65) Sympathy
From Orval Moren:

Hello:  I remember her, I am Orval Moren, pastor at Peace Lutheran 1960-63,

My sympathies,

Orval

 

Pam Fassett Faust (’65) Sympathy
From Pat Corbin Miller 

So sorry to hear about Pam Fassett.  She was such a beautiful gal

 

 

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Blog (755) posted on March 26, 2010

 

No Blogs for the next three days:

Folks,

This is Friday in the PI. Bernadette and I will be attending a house warming for friends of ours on Monday, on the North end the Island. It’s about 75 miles up there. We will be leaving tomorrow morning, Saturday, with friends of our and returning later Monday evening. I will be sending out the next Blog either Monday evening or Tuesday morning. Please continue to send your email messages. I will catch up when I get home. Gary

   
Obituary

Helen Bye (February 3, 1914 – March 25, 2010) Sign Guest Book Send Flowers

HELEN BYE

Helen Bye, age 96 of Bottineau, died Thursday in a Bottineau hospital. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00 P.M. in the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith. Burial will be in Rendahl Cemetery of rural Dunseith. Visitation will be held on Monday beginning at 10:00 A.M. until noon in the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

 

Helen Christianson Bye was married to Clarence. They lived on the west side of Willow lake a short distance south of Freddie Hiatt’s. Clarence and Helen were wonderful folks. Clarence was our county commissioner for all the years I lived there. I am so sorry to hear of Helens passing. Clarence and Helen had no children. Helen came from a very large family and has many relatives. Gary

   

 Everette Enno’s (76) birthday Today the 26th: Williston, ND.

Happy Birthday Everette. We are wishing you the happiest birthday ever. Enjoy. Gary

 

To Vickie Hiatt LaFontaine (73)
Reply from Marlys Hiatt (71): Dunseith, ND

You have many good stories regarding you and Wanda but that one will always be one of my favorites. I can just picture it.

Marlys Hiatt

Vickie, I remember you well as a little girl when you first started to talk and walk. You were so cute and always had to lots to talk about. Gary

 

11/05/2018 (2678)

Alvin Moe
Moe, Alvin
May 03, 1930 – October 30, 2018

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Alvin Moe, age 88 of Bottineau, died Tuesday in a Minot hospital. His Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bottineau.

Alvin Moe, a son of the late Almer and Bertha Fortun Moe, was born on May 3, 1930 in Bottineau. It was here he was reared and attended school. Following his education, he was married to Janette Hahn on September 24, 1953. They made their home in Bottineau where Alvin was a mechanic and also the owner and operator of Hi-Way Grocery. Following his retirement, they continued to make Bottineau their home.

Alvin was  a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bottineau.

Alvin passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in a Minot hospital.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Janette Hahn Moe of Bottineau; four sons, and their spouses, Terry and Diane Moe of Bottineau, Robert and Jane Moe of Peoria, AZ, Rodney and Sabrina Moe  of West Des Moines, IA, and Gregory and Christine Moe of Peoria, AZ; seven grandchildren, Tracy Gorder of Fargo, Corey Moe of Farmington, MN, Rian Moe of West Des Moines, IA, Aaron Moe of Peoria , AZ, Brandon Moe of Peoria, AZ, Jacob Moe of Peoria, AZ, and Connor Moe of Peoria, AZ; and one brother, Lloyd Moe of Bottineau.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Bernice Anderson.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.

Friends may sign the online registrar at www.nerofuneralhome.net

Condolences to the Alvin Moe Family
From Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau,ND

Gary and Dunseith friends,

Sincere sympathy to the family of Alvin Moe.

Several of Alvin’s children attended  and graduated Dunseith School.

The Moe’s owned a  business in Dunseith.

Sincerely,

Vickie M.

 

Don Peltier Question: Dunseith Basket Ball player
From Lee Stickland (’64) Dickinson, ND

Gary,

a gentleman that’s doing a physical therapy on my right shoulder where the rotator cuff was torn ask me about my t-shirt that said Dunseith dragons on it. He said that he recalls A Don Peltier who had a nasty 3-point shot when they played for the state Championship with Underwood years ago. I had to admit to him that I did not know a gentleman by that name as I had been long removed from Dunseith Sports Circles.

Gary, maybe you would have information about this high school player who would now be about 40 years old. My physical therapist has advanced to be a master’s in physical therapy and that would have taken good number of years to acquire, through the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks.

 

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Blog (753) posted on March 24, 2010
Reply from Don Boardman (60): Bottineau, ND.

You can add my name to the list of coming to the Dunseith reunion.

The picture that you got from Neola of “Just Us” playing at Brentmoor in Minot was taken three days after we had been to the Valley City Winter Show and did a concert there. When Jerry Olson is playing with us we are Hills and Plains Country Gospel. When he is gone in the winter the three of us – Dave Mettler, Tina Bullinger, and myself perform as “Just Us”. We did an hour at the Frozen Fingers festival in Minot in February and we also go to nursing homes, hospital, assisted living facilities, churches and other festivals. We sponsor the International Country Gospel Music Fest at the Peace Gardens the 3rd weekend in August with performers from both Canada and the US. We have a good time performing for people.

Don Boardman (60)

 

Reply from Aimee Lagerquist (97): Boulder, MT

Hi Gary, Just a quick clarification…my grandma’s full name is Florence Christianson Williams Struck…and yep, she is a sister to Alma and Emma…and numberous others! =) Aimee Lagerquist

Aimee, I really screwed that one up yesterday. I just didn’t bring all my thoughts together when I put that message out. I talked to your Grandmother, Florence Christianson Williams Struck, several times when I was putting class lists together. She is such a nice lady. She is the one that told me she and Orvin Hagen were in the same class in their country school. She requested that I add Orvin to their Class list of 1938 of which I have. Thank you so much for this correction. Gary

 

Reply from Kim Fassett: Coos Bay, OR.

Wow! That is so cool! To see Grandma, Mom & Dad Fassett ‘out of the blue’ in these old photos – is phenomenal! I just watched one episode of “Who do you think you are” (think that’s what it’s called?) and it’s really inspired me to know more about family history. In fact (Dick J.), watched something on The History Channel (about Jesse James and his stashed treasures) … so that inspired me even more, considering we’re related Who knows what the past will reveal … hopefully all good.

Like (sister) Pam said “THANKS for all you do”.

Kim Fassett – Coos Bay

 Kim, It’s great hearing from you. I understand that you were about 5 years old when your family left Dunseith. I know you have stayed well connected with your many relatives and others from Dunseith over the years. You come from great stock. Gary

 

Mr. Myron Haugse, previous Superintendent, Passed away:
From Gaillord Peltier (80): Turtle Lake, ND

Good Morning Gary;

I writing to inform everyone that one our previous superintendent’s Mr. Myron Haugse passed away Sunday evening at about 6:30pm. Mr. Haugse worked for the Dunseith School District from 1987 to June 1995. I was a classroom teacher all the years that he was in Dunseith. Mr. Haugse’s wife Marlene is originally from Rugby and have been living in Rugby in the summers. Mr. & Mrs. Haugse have been snowbirds for the last several years and been spending their winter’s in Arizona. Mrs. Haugse is making plans to have a memorial sometime in mid April. I will give updates as Mrs. Haugse informs me with more information.

Thank you Gary;

Gaillord Peltier DHS “Class of 1980“

Gaillord, We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Haugse’s death. I see he was a 1954 High School graduate from Dickinson. He was a young man. Our Condolences are extended to his family with his passing. Gary

 

’64 1/2 Mustang:
Reply from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND.

Gary and Friends,

I would just like to say thanks to Don Lamoureux for providing the interesting history of my ’64 1/2 Mustang. Someday I would really like to see it again just for the memories. Don, I know how hard it is to find original 4 barrel intake manifolds for the 289 cubic inch engines. Few cars were equipped that way and very few intakes exist today. I do happen to have two of them, but that’s after looking constantly for many years. The story of the theft of the old car is something I had never heard about. You are lucky to ever see it again, let alone getting it back mostly complete. That doesn’t happen very often. Thanks Don and Gary!

Dick

 

Viking Exploration of the Turtle Mountains:
Reply Sharon Zorn Gerdes (62): Windsor, CO

Gary, regarding the Viking history in the Turtle mts. Several years ago John Molberg ( he taught at the Bottineau Forestry) put considerable time and effort into that very subject. He published a booklet with very interesting Viking information. I bought one at the Spectrum in Bottineau. I think their children still have the family cabin up at Metigoshe. They were an awesome family. Thanks, Sharon Zorn Gerdes.

 

Viking Exploration of the Turtle Mountains:
Reply from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND.

Gary and Friends,

Thanks to Glenda Fauske and my wife Brenda for locating this information. This is from a small book written by John Molberg, a long time professor at the School of Forestry, about the possibility of the Viking exploration of the Turtle Mountains. I will have to send the articles over several days as there are many pages and all are of interest to this subject. Thanks Gary!

Dick

 

Fauske – Lutheran Confirmation Picture:
Reply from Bonnie Awalt Houle (56): Becker, MN

Hello Gary,

In looking over the Lutheran Confirmation Picture, I believe the Lady on the far right in the first row, is Betty Lou Poepple. In the second row numbers 5, 6, 7, on your right are Bertha Kraft (Marlene Armentrout’s Sister), Doris Peterson and Mary (Tootsie) Peterson. What a great picture.

Bonnie Awalt Houle (56)

 

Fauske – Lutheran Confirmation Picture:
Reply from David Slyter (70): Fargo, ND.

Gary:

That is Bernard Hiatt next to Freddie.

Dave Slyter (70)

 

Fauske – Lutheran Confirmation Picture:
Reply from Murl Watkins Hill (50): Dunseith, ND.

Gary, I think I can get all the names of the Dunseith Lutheran Church Confirmation or probably a new membership group that Rev. C.T. Hanson had.

Back row: Rev. C.T. Hanson, Cliff Halvorson, Albet Halvorson, Darrel Fassett and Lloyd Hills,

3rd row: Bernard Hiatt, Freddie Hiatt, Alma Christianson Halvorson, Emma Christianson Halvorson, Raymond Nerple, Bob Stickland.

2nd row: Jackie Larson, Joy Stickland Peterson, Dorothy Strietzel Fassett, Florence Hiatt Dahl, Dorothy Kraft Schneider, Doris Peterson Williams, Mary Peterson.

1st row: Betty Eurich Nerple, Kate Kraft Fassett, Annie Kraft Hills, Charlotte Hiatt Lang, Dolly Hagen,Betty Lou Poeppel Olson, ?Really enjoy off my screen.

Rev Hanson’s daughter, Clarice graduated with Marlene Molgard, Florence Hiatt, and I in 1950, They left and that is when Rev. O.O. Lovaas came.


Folks,

 We nailed this one. Thanks again for all your input and thank you Fauske’s for sharing. This is fun. We now have another picture, with the correct identities, to add to our archives.

 Note to Carrole Fauske Rude (66), When I saw the gal, 4th from the left in the 2nd row, I could see your look in her eyes. I didn’t think it was your mother, but I was pretty sure it was one of her sisters. Florence, you look great in this picture! Gary

4th Row: Rev C.T. Hanson, Cliff Halvorson, Albert Halvorson, Darrel Fassett and Lloyd Hill.

3rd row: Bernard Hiatt, Freddie Hiatt, Alma Christianson Halvorson, Emma Christianson Halvorson, Raymond Nerpel, Bob Stickland.

2nd row: Jackie Larson, Joy Stickland Peterson, Dorothy Strietzel Fassett, Forence Hiatt Dahl, Dorothy Kraft Schnieder, Doris Peterson Williams, Mary Peterson

1st row: Betty Eurich Nerpel, Kate Kraft Fassett, Annie Kraft Hill, Charlotte Hiatt Lang, Dolly Hagen Marten, and Betty Lou Poepple Olson

 

 

11/01/2018 (2677)

Gary Morgan (DHS 1954) Obituary
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

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Gary Dale Morgan, age 82, of Bismarck, ND died October 28, 2018 at Sanford Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, November 2, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck.

Gary (McGee) was born on Leap Year, February 29, 1936, to Kenneth and Marjorie (Watkins) Morgan in Bottineau, ND. He was raised in Dunseith and graduated high school in 1954. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity while attending UND, where he received a Bachelor of Education degree in 1958.

On June 9, 1957, Gary was united in marriage to Mary Lou Axtell in Noonan, ND. Before beginning his career with U.S. Customs, he taught and coached for four years in McClusky and Drake, ND. Gary moved his family to Portal, ND in 1963, where he worked as a US Customs Inspector. They moved to Detroit, MI in 1969 for two years before moving back to Portal as Port Director. After 30 years of service with US Customs, Gary retired, and they made their home by the lake in Garrison, ND.

He was involved in the community serving on the Portal City Council, Burke Central School Board, and the Presbyterian Church Board. He enjoyed coaching basketball, football, and track, as well as officiating football. Other passions included reading and history. He enjoyed spending time at the lake, fishing, traveling, playing softball, watching his children and grandchildren in their sporting events, and spending time with family and friends.

Gary is survived by his wife, Mary Lou of Bismarck; his five children: Pamela Christianson and her children, Lee (Heather) Christianson, Trisha (Jon) Reis, Morgan (Derek) Hauck, Bismarck, ND, Mark (Sheila) Morgan, Stanley, ND, and their children, Ashley (Kyle) Nichols, Stanley, ND, Brittany (Cody) Uran, Piedmont, SD; Robert Morgan, Mandan, ND and his daughter, Heather (Art) Flores, Cheyenne WY; Stacy (Chad) Willer of Bismarck, ND, and their children, Cory (Emma) Ploof, Columbia, MO, Christopher Wilson, Bismarck, ND, and Caden Willer, Bismarck, ND; Laurel (Josh) Wenger and their daughter, Harper Wenger, Bismarck, ND; sisters-in-law: Gini Morgan, Pelican Rapids, MN and Shana Morgan, Falkirk, ND, and many great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Marjorie Morgan; brothers, Richard and John Morgan; and grandson Camden Willer.

SERVICES

Memorial Service

Friday, November 02, 2018 11:00 AM

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service 2330 Tyler Parkway Bismarck, North Dakota 58503

 

Delores Faine (’69) Memories
From Sue (Gary ‘57) Metcalfe: Forsyth, MO

Thank you Gary for sharing this.  I worked with Delores Faine at San Haven and had so much respect for her and how kindhearted she always was.  She loved the residents as well as local kids. In need.

 

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Blog (752) posted on March 23, 2010

 

Mustangs:
Reply from Don Lamoureux (75): Bethel, MN

I’m a little behind on the mail. I doubt my mom replyed about your 64 1/2 mustang. It ended up for sale at the Lamoreux Bros. garage. I beleive the story was mom wanted it bad, but dad (Jay) wasn’t about to hand it over, it was for sale. So mom went to the bank, got approved for the loan, and bought it. So it really was hers, not “theirs”. WhenI was a senior, Dad overhauled I “got it”. Great car . It sat at Hank Thorstenson’s (the druggist after Shelvers) for the 4 (5) years I was at school. After graduation, went back to Hanks to get the car. It smelled funny, pulled the back seat out, a mouse nest with mice in it. While I was trying to figure out what to do with them, his black lab took care of the problem with one gulp. Thanks. We put a new battery in it, changed oil, and drove it from there to Wickenburg AZ. Got married down there, and Liz and I drove it back towing a Uhaul to Mpls. Drove it there. Went out to drive it after Memorial weekend, stolen out of the parking lot. We were distraught. Cops found it in Isanti county north of the cities miunus the 4 barrel carb and header. Had to scrounge like hell to find one.

After that mom came up and got it with a friend of hers, and it is restored. Beautiful, and living a rust free life in AZ.

Don Lamoureux (75)

 

Raymond Burr & Fess Parker:
Reply from Lloyd Awalt (44): Bottineau, ND.

Gary, in reply to Raymond Burr & Fess Parker, they were in Dunseith hunting. I’m not sure where all they hunted. I think it was about late 40s or early 50s. I didn’t meet or see them. Lloyd

 

Ed Milliagan – Fess Parker:
Reply from Gary Metcalfe (57): Forsyth, MO

More about Ed Milligan….I guess he had an interest in Native American history all right, as he kept the road hot between Bottineau and Belcourt the years I worked at Dale’s. He had a couple of good teachers that I knew of. Old Pat Gourneau at Belcourt forgot more than most people new about Native Americans. Another source that Ed used was an old Dutchman by the of Henry Klebe. More people may have known his son, Egon Klebe. At least I think he was Dutch and he did have a great sense of humor.

Doug Striker and I spent some time locating rocks in the Turtle Mountains to be used at the Peace Garden. We ran into ole Henry one day and he told us he has just buried a couple of wheel barrows of war clubs under an old oak tree. He was tickled to death to think that some young adventurers would find them and say, “there sure must have been a lot of Native Americans around here.” He lived in the Metigoshe area and I think he donated his life’s collection to a museum in Bismarck.

By the way Fess Parker just died last week.

Gary Metcalfe

 

Reply from Dale Pritchard (63): Leesville, LA

Gary,

Is there Global Warming? You couldn’t prove it by me! I think it’s more like Global Cooling. We got our 4th snowfall of the season yesterday and it didn’t get much above 35 degrees all day. Normal snowfall here is about once every two or three years. I haven’t forgotten what it’s like to be on the receiving end of an abnormal Winter like many of you in the North have experienced this year. The forecast for today is 67 degrees.

Dale Pritchard

 

Fauske – Lutheran Confirmation Picture:
Reply from Aimee Lagerquist (97): Boulder, MT

I typically don’t write…but the second tall slim guy in the back is Clifford Halvorson…next to him is Albert (his brother). Directly in front of each of them (the ladies) is Alma Christianson Halvorson and Emma Christianson Halvorson their wives.

Aimee Lagerquist

Aimee,

Alma & Emma Christianson Halvorson would be your Grandmother’s (Florence Christianson Williams) sisters.

Florence Christianson Struck is also a sister to your Grandmother. She is currently living in the Oak Manor Apartments in Bottineau.

Your parents are Lori Williams Lagerquist (75) and Ray Lagerquist (70):

 Aimee, We love hearing from you and everyone else. You mentioned one time that you share these daily messages with your folks. We welcome their comments and contributions too. Thank you so much for sharing. Gary

 

Fauske – Lutheran Confirmation Picture:
Reply from Bobbie Slyter (70): Wichita, Kansas

Gary

In the photo from Russell Fauske, I believe that is Clifford Halvorson isn’t it. and in the third row second from the left is my dad Freddie Hiatt, I am not positive but the guy in the third row second from the right isn’t that a Nerpel

 

Fauske – Lutheran Confirmation Picture:
Reply from Susan Fassett Martin (65): Spearfish SD

RE: picture–It looks like a church gathering. Front row L to R=Betty Nerpel, Kate Fassett, Dorothy(?) Kraft, Charlotte Lang , ?, Poepple 2nd row–Larson, Cynthia Johnson, Dorothy Fassett, ?,?,?,? Back row–?, Rev Lovaas, Freddie Hiatt, Clifford Halvorson, Alma Halvorson, Halvorson, Halvorson, Darrel Fassett, Raymond Nerpel, ?. Pastor

 

Fauske – Lutheran Confirmation Picture:
Reply from Pam Fassett Faust (65): Lilburn, GA

Gary – I’m sure you will get lots of replies to this photo. In the 1st row, second woman from the left is my Grandma Kate Fassett; second row, 3rd from the left is my Mom, Dorothy Fassett; in the back row, 2nd from the right is my Dad, Darrel Fassett. I’m sure Mom or Dad could tell you on what occasion this photo was taken. I haven’t a clue. Thanks again for all you do!

 

Fauske – Lutheran Confirmation Picture:
Reply from Darrel Fassett (47): Boynton Beach, FL

The group picture in this message is a Lutheran Confirmation group from the mid 50’s. The ones I know are: 1st row-Betty Nerpel, Kate Fassett, Annie Hill, Charlotte Lang, Dolly Hagen ?, and unk. 2nd row-unk, Joy Peterson, Dorothy Fassett, unk., unk., unk., unk.,. 3rd row-unk., Freddie Hiatt, Alma Halvorson, ? Halvorson, Raymond Nerpel, Bob Stickland. 4th Row-unk. Minister, Cliff Halvorson, ? Halvorson, Darrel Fassett and Lloyd Hill. Joy Peterson or Murl Hill could probably name them all. Darrel

Folks, I have labeled this photo with the replies we have gotten so far. We still have a few in question and unknowns. Please reply with any corrections you think should be made. The two gals on the right in the 2nd row have not been identified. Hopefully some of you may have an idea who these gals are. Also please comment on those in question. Is that Bernard or Eldon Hiatt in the 3rd row? We’d like to have the correct identifications of those in this photo for our Achieves. My guess is that this picture was taken in about 1946, give or take a year or two. Gary

4th Row: Rev Lovaas, Cliff Halvorson, Albert Halvorson, Darrel Fassett and Lloyd Hill.

3rd row: Eldon or Bernard Hiatt, Freddie Hiatt, Alma Christianson Halvorson, Emma Christianson Halvorson, Raymond Nerpel, Bob Stickland.

2nd row: Jackie Larson, Joy Stickland Peterson, Dorothy Strietzel Fassett, Dorothy Hiatt Swanson?, Irene Stickland?, ????, ????

1st row: Betty Eurich Nerpel, Kate Fassett, Annie Hill, Charlotte Lang, Dolly Hagen?, and Ella May Poepple Vogsland?

 

10/29/2018 (2676)

Delores Faine (DHS Class of 1969)
February 10, 1951 – October 19, 2018
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Delores Faine, age 67 of Dunseith, died Friday at a Belcourt hospital.  Her funeral will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:00 am at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Dunseith.  A wake service will be on Thursday beginning at 7:00 pm at the church.  Burial will be at the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery at Dunseith.

Delores Mary Faine was born on February 10, 1951 to August (Guff) and Alice (LeDoux) Faine.  She was raised and educated in Dunseith ND where she lived most of her life. She begin working at San Haven in the 1970’s where she was employed for over 20 years working in the Physical Therapy Department. Delores was a kindhearted, gentle and caring person which was displayed during her time she worked at the San Haven and throughout her life. It was also during this time that she met and married David Nadeau, the marriage was later dissolved.

She later met Bill James and they became long time companions and remained together until his death in April 2018.  During their time together they traveled throughout the US and also lived in Oregon for 8 years. Delores was employed at the Dunseith Nursing Home until she retired.

Delores is survived by her sisters Betty Norman, Alice Christopherson and Patty Lozensky and her brothers Linus Faine and John (Sally) Faine.  A special godchild whom she thought of as her own daughter Michelle Faine and her children Jurrell, Jaron and Madee and godchildren Daniel Faine and Sarah Johnson.  She also had a special pet, a cat named Sassy. Delores will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her companion Bill, a sister Margaret, her brother in laws Jesse Christopherson and Duane Norman and a nephew Linus

 

Delores Faine (’69)
Condolences from Vickie Metcalfe (’67):  Bottineau, ND

Gary and Friends of Dunseith School,

I wish to convey  sympathy to the family of Delores  on her passing.

I  didn’t know Delores  (as well as her sister Betty),  but I recall her as a  polite and  friendly.

Sincerely,
Vickie Metcalfe

 

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Raymond Burr and Fess Parker’s hunting trip in the Turtle Mountains:
Reply from Gloria Robillard Patnaude (69): Belcourt, ND.

In reply to Raymond Burr and Fess Parker hunting in the Turtle Mountains, it seems to be true. I know the last family that owned the Hotel in Rolla (I can’t remember the name of the hotel) I went there to go and see for myself and he showed me the rooms that they stayed in, their names were on the door . They came up here to go goose hunting. They have torn the hotel down and turned into a small park and skating rink.

 

Raymond Burr and Fess Parker’s hunting trip in the Turtle Mountains:
Reply from Allen Richard (60): Midland, MI

I think they Parker and Burr were in our area at least once for a short period. As I recall some friends of mine form the Rock Lake area said they used to hunt geese. It stands to reason they could have been to the Lord’s lake area too. Those two fly ways were the hot spots years ago.

Allen

 

Viking’s in the Turtle Mountains:
Reply from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND.

Gary and friends,

Thanks to Colette for the link to the history of Viking travel to the Turtle Mountains. It tells the same story as was told to us by Ed Milligan some 40 years ago. I mistakenly said that I saw a picture of Ed holding a Viking sword when it would appear it was actually a Viking ax. The holes in the stones would be a bit hard to ‘debunk’ as the Vikings and maybe some other Europeans would have been the only ones with steel tools that could have done it. To the best of my knowledge, no people native to North America had yet discovered / invented steel. The studies of the rocks state that the tops of the rocks had flaked off around the holes. Rain entering these holes and then freezing could easily break rock. It is one of the worst problems at Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota. I watched a documentary on the constant care of the monument and the danger of ice freezing in cracks in the granite. Interesting stuff! Thanks to Colette and Gary!

Dick
Locating Judy Johnson originally from Wolford:
Reply from Lee Halvorson: Williston, ND

Gary, I don’t recall Judy’s married name. Her mother, Dora, passed away several years ago. She did remarry after moving to Kalispell back in the 60’s if memory serves correctly. Lee

Lee, With the info you provide yesterday, hopefully someone can fill in a few more of the pieces enabling us to locate Judy. Collectively we have located lots of folks. Thank you so much. Gary

 

Picture from Russell (64) & Glenda Fauske: Dunseith, ND.

Hi Gary,

The Fauske family was looking through photos the other night and we came across this “group photo” from the old days. We are wondering if anyone knows what the occassion was? We know a lot of the folks, but are curious as to what organization or group they were all getting together for. Help?

Thanks!

Russell and Glenda Fauske

Russell & Glenda, This is an interesting photo. Some of these folks look so familiar. The slender guy, 2nd in from the left in the back, sure looks like a Halvorson to me? Folks, please reply if you know any of these folks. I will repost with names. Gary

 

 

10/24/2018 (2675)

Condolences to Carmen Myer’s family
From Randy Kelly (’69): St. Paul, MN

So sad to hear of Carmen Myer’s passing. My condolences to his family. I had the pleasure of singing with him in a boys quartet for Mr. Johnson. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He was always nice to everyone. I know he will be missed

 

Condolences to the Gregory Family
From Jeanie Tooke Berger (’75):  Mandan, ND

To the Gregory family I’m sorry to hear about your mom passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Jeanie Tooke Berger

 

Kathryn “Kathy” Angela Gregory | 1929 – 2018 | Obituary
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND
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Kathryn “Kathy” Angela Gregory
January 15, 1929 – October 19, 2018

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Kathryn “Kathy” Gregory, age 89, of Bottineau, ND, formerly of St. John, ND, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society, Bottineau, ND. Kathryn Angela “Kathy” Gregory was born on January 15, 1929 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Camille and Mathilda “Tillie” (Peterson) Maginel. Her family moved to Wenatcher, Washington while she was an infant and then to Ellsworth Township, ND where she completed her education at Ellsworth and Dion Lake schools. In 1940 she moved to Hutchinson Township in the Turtle Mountains and worked at St. Andrew’s Hospital in Bottineau, as a waitress in Grand Forks, Rolla Garden View Café, and Dale’s Café, and also at San Haven near Dunseith until its closing. Kathy was united in marriage to George M. Gregory on February 18, 1956 in Rolla. They lived for at short time in the Turtle Mountains, Glenburn, Dunseith, and Kelvin where she was a switchboard operator, living on the George Gregory family farm which they later purchased and lived for many years. Kathryn loved to visit with family and friends, traveling, listening to music, reading, and gardening. She was a member of the St. John Presbyterian Church and the Dunseith American Legion Auxilliary. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed. Kathy is survived by her children, Dawn (Larry) Allard of Dunseith, Twila (Martin) Peterson of Dunseith, Jason (Penny) Gregory of Minot, and Lori (Randy) Abrahamson of St. John; daughter-in-law, Joyce Abrahamson of Washington; grandchildren, Shawn Gregory, Melody (Fred) Lemke, Kevin (Kristen) Allard, Donovan (Shawna) Allard, Timothy (Megan) Allard, Michelle Peterson, Monica (Greg) Gussiaas, Terri Peterson, Tiffany (Seth) Bercier, Kent (Desiree) Abrahamson, Kelly (Kayle) Abrahamson, Kasey Abrahamson, and Kamille Abrahamson; great grandchildren, Garrett (Jessica) Rude, Kathryn Lemke, Olivia Lemke, Kooper Allard, Kynzie Allard, Cody Allard, Ashtyn Allard, Kamryn Allard, Morgan Allard, Cole Allard, Harrison Allard, Elliott Allard, Madalyn LaVallie, Jaren Peterson, Devan Peterson, Addyson Gussiaas, Alayna Gussiaas, Brantley Gussiaas, Rylan Bercier, Brooxyn, Bercier, Quinly Bercier, Natalie Abrahamson, Ty Abrahamson, Tyler Abrahamson, Desmond Abrahamson, Knox Abrahamson, and Danika Abrahamson; great great grandchildren, Maddy Grandbois, Ian Rude, Abel Rude, and Lilleth Lemke; sister-in-law, Helen Meyer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1995, son, Terry Gregory, brother, Joseph Maginel, sister, Lavina Mayes, half-brothers, Vernon and Arlo Keil, half-sisters, Gladys Ebel, Agnes Erickson, Eleatha Christenson, and Thelma Keil. Casket Bearers are Grandsons, Kevin Allard, Donovan Allard, Timothy Allard, Kent Abrahamson, Kelly Abrahamson, and Kasey Abrahamson. Honorary Bearers are Granddaughters, Shawn Gregory, Melody Lemke, Michelle Peterson, Monica Gussiaas, Terri Peterson, Tiffany Bercier, and Kamille Abrahamson. Music by Dick and Brenda Johnson. A visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND with a Prayer Service at 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the St. John Presbyterian Church, St. John, ND. Pastor Elaine Svette officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John City Cemetery, St. John, ND. Elick Funeral Home, Rolla, ND.

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From Vickie Metcalfe.

Gary and Dunseith Friends,

            I extend sympathy to the family of Kathy Gregory.

http://www.elickfh.com/obits

            Recalling my  pre school childhood, 

I do remember Kathy’s days as the Central operator for  telephone services here in the hills. 

She lived and worked at the little house  office which overlooked Lake Lyde, on Hiway #3 N.

just a wee bit  south of Kelvin Store.

            At that time,  Mom told us curious sisters,  my older sister and  I,  “Kathy is  a friend.”

            And they were friends of  youth,  of days gone bye in the Carpenter Lake neighborhood, as young mother’s, 

 to days of mothers of teens  attending  and graduating Dunseith School,  to  serving  together at funerals  and   later days  as silver haired ladies  riding senior  bus.

            And I? 

Dawn,  I cannot recall your mom, Kathy  ever saying an unkind word.

            Kathy Gregory exemplified  the word…….K I N D.         

Sincerely, 

Vickie L.  Metcalfe

 

 

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Judy Johnson from Wolford:
Reply from Lee Halvorson (Les Halvorson’s sister): Williston, ND.

Hi, I am Lee Halvorson, a 1965 Wolford High School graduate, and Les Halvorson, now living in Bottineau, is my brother. Les mentiioned to me that you requested information about Judy Johnson in the emails that you send out. I graduated one year after Judy Johnson; her and my mother, Eleanor “Eddie” Halvorson were best friends and I believe classmates during their school days in Wolford. Dora Connover Johnson, Judy’s mother, moved to Kalispell, MT., sometime during the 60’s. The last I heard of Judy, sometime during the late 80’s or early 90’s, I believe that she was living in either Prescott or Flagstaff, AZ. By the way, I would enjoy receiving your blog emails…as it seems you have developed something really interesting for those of us from the Wolford, Rolette, Dunseith, Nanson, Omeemee areas. Thanks.

Lee

Lee Halvorson Auctioneer Broker High Plains Auction & Appraisal Basin Brokers


Lee,

What a wonderful surprise hearing from you. With today’s message I have added you to our daily distribution.

I too am a 1965 graduate, but from Dunseith. You probably know a lot of my class mates. Evie Gottbreht, also from our DHS class of 65, is the one asking about Judy Johnson. Do you by chance know Judy’s current last name? Do you know if her mother is still living? It would be nice if we could locate her. Evie has previously asked about Judy, so I know she’d love getting in contact with her.

You too, Like your brother Les, are and auctioneer. Les and Myra live directly across the street from my brother Bud and his wife Debby in Bottineau. We’ll be staying with them with our trip back to the area in May.

 

Ed Milligan:
Reply from Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND

Hi Gary,

I agree with everyone who says Ed Milligan looks so young–he looked much older when I took class from him at the School of Forestry, 1958-1960. The date was my error. Sept. 3, 1975 was stamped on the back of the picture. I usually check to see if it is an actual date, or if it is a “copied by” date. This date is a “copied by” day. I guess the old brain was taking a break when I added the date!! LOL!!

In one of the classes I took from Mr. Milligan, I was the only girl in a class of Korean Vets. That should have been a girl’s idea of heaven. However, I was a very naive girl, and when Mr. Milligan would say anything that might cause me to blush, the vets turned to look at me, and then I really blushed. My mistake was sitting in the front row the first day of class, and I had blushed several times at comments that were made. After the first day, I did NOT sit in the front row; that’s why the vets turned around to see if I was blushing. They were great fellows. It was a fun year. If my memory is correct, except for the nursing students, this particular year, there were 3 girls enrolled–at least for one of the quarters, maybe more. I’m sorry to say I still blush very easily.

Neola

 

Ed Milligan:
Reply Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND.

Gary and Friends,

It appears Ed Milligan made quite an impression on lots of people. Dale is correct about Ed’s car too—it was a baby blue ’65 T Bird with a black vinyl top. I think he lived in the Woods Hotel on the west side of Main Street. One winter quarter I stayed in Bottineau and went to college. I used to walk from Brander Street uptown to Saunders Cafe once in a while for a supper meal. Ed walked over from the hotel and ate there often. His T Bird was nearly always parked in front of the cafe, across form the hotel. I remember how he nearly always wore his maroon and black vets club jacket, the same as the student vets. He was proud of his association with the club. After reading about his unit, the 104th Infantry ‘Timberwolves’, I am starting to understand the name he called his place at Lake Metigoshe. It was called ‘Timberwolf Up Milligan Manor’ and Ed had a ‘stuffed’ wolf in a glass enclosure above his entrance gate. Now it makes sense.

I remember a story Ed told us in history class that really had everyone listening closely. He said there was a blizzard in the early 1900s and Bottineau came to a complete stop. A guy rented a room on the third floor of the Stone Hotel and stayed there for three days as the storm raged on. The heat finally gave up and the hotel froze up on the second day. On the third day the guy got out of bed and went over to the window overlooking Main Street. Ed said the guy took a coin and scraped the frost off the inside of the window and looked down on the street below. The only life on the entire street were two jack rabbits and one had the other one by the ears trying to ‘jump start’ him! I remember the whole class was on the edge of our chairs until the punch line and we all went, “AH, ED—–What the hell!” Ed just stood there, expressionless. He got us!

Somewhere we have an article about Ed Milligan and some of his interesting historical findings (opinions) about this area. I will locate it and post it—it’s interesting! The picture of Ed with the head dress is most surely not from 1975. My guess is 1940 or before. The date is probably from a reprint of the picture. Thanks Gary!

Dick

 

Message from Donna Wenstad (75): Amado, AZ

 

Gary,

Greetings from Arizona! Just to clear things up your listing for the reunion shows Melvin (Pete) Wenstad and Arliss Wenstad Spline as Pam’s brother and sister, they were actually our family’s cousins. Their parents were Lawerence and Lela Wenstad, our (Pam’s & mine & 6 others) were Oscar and Elberta Wenstad. I remember fondly their family (there were 13 children if memory serves me) coming to our farm-we always had more then enough players to play softball.

Thanks for all the memories shared thru this site!

Donna Wenstad

Donna, That is my mistake. I know that Pam (78) is your Sister. Melvin and Arliss are Diane’s brother and sister. I’m not sure how I made that mistake, especially when Diane is the one that requested for them to be added to the reunion list. I have made the correction. Thank you so much, Gary.

 

 

ND People:

Message from Erling Landsverk (44): Portage, WI

 

Hi Gary and All You Great North Dakota Folks!

 

I simply had to tell you how proud I am of those folks in North Dakota, especially the people in and around Fargo and up and down the Red River. It makes me smile kinda knowingly to myself when I hear some news reporter talking to someone working at the area where the flood is expected. Instead of a lot of crying and wringing of hands and calling for help, the folks out in the Fargo area just say “yah, we are filling sand bags, and there is lots of high school students, and college students volunteering along with people from our on the prarie and all over North dakota. and we really appreciate it” When questioned if they are going to be able to avoid a serious flood? They simply say that they are pretty sure things will be okay It was the same last year. People from other states can look to the . Fargo folks for an image of real independence with a calm humility so very apparent to anyone who visits the great state. Perhaps the high plains, with its hard winters, and unpredictable summer weather along with the tradition of the early settlers has created a breed of people that are far above average and an independent spirit without equal.

Think I’m bragging about North Dakota? You bet I am.

 

Erling Landsverk

 

 

 

Did the Vikings make their way to the Turtle Mountains a thousand years ago?

Reply/Discoveries from Colette Hosmer (64): Santa Fe, NM

 

Hi Dick,

 

I also found your information about ancient Lake Agassiz and the Vikings fascinating. I “googled” the information and found some interesting accounts — one example:

 

http://newsarch.rootsweb.com/th/read/NORWAY/1998-05/0895621228

 

The theory was also “debunked” in another posting. In any case, I had never heard of Lake Agassiz and found lots of very interesting stuff on the web about this particular era in our geological history.

 

Thanks,

Colette

 

 

 

Question about Raymond Burr and Fess Parker’s hunting trip in Turtle Mountains:

Reply from Ardys Bakken Horner (Former Teacher): Detroit Lakes, MN

 

I heard about these men hunting in the Hurdsfield, ND area for bird hunting… there were quite a few Hollywood types who came to the Dakotas to hunt while we lived there, raymond burr did it regularly so maybe he brought friends with him. Ardys Horner

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Posted by Vicky Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND
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Gary’s comment.

So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. We extend our condolences to all of her family. She was one of the Turtle mountain anchors indeed. She will be missed.

I spoke to Dawn Yesterday. She will be sending me her Obituary when they have it ready.

 

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Correction from yesterday:
Question from one of our alumna:

Have you ever heard about the Raymond Burr and Fess Parker hunting trip in Turtle Mountains – both movie stars who may have been on a hunting trip in the Turtle Mountains at some point? I never have. Wonder if it’s true?


Larry Nagel (Former Teacher): Shields, ND
Message from Floyd Dion: Dunseith, ND.

Hi Gary

What a nice surprise, Larry Nagel visited us today, we had a nice talk about his stay here in Dunseith and telling us about his life at home. He lives on a farm and he still teaches school three days a week Hs is supposed to be retired but he keeps getting deeper and deeper into different jobs, like school bus driver , on the board of cenex, on the board of student drivers,etc

He comes to Bottineau every year to have his income tax done.

Larry was my teacher in typing class, as I did not take it in high school, I worked in the office at Pride Dairies and had to do typing, He was a very good teacher and still is good.

I hope Larry will be here for the reunion.

We sure enjoyed seeing Larry after all these years

Floyd

 

Ed Milligan:
Memories from Ardys Bakken Horner (former teacher): Detroit Lakes

Hi everyone, we are home after 4 weeks in Arizona, came back to cool weather but much less snow. My first husband, Arv Bakken, used to hunt and walk our German Shorthair up in the hills, looking for agates, arrows etc while the dog ran….one day he found a large spear point which he took to Ed Milligan for identification…he declared it quite old and is still in our collection….Ed was always a good source of information and stories. Ardys Horner

 

Ed Milligan:
Memories from Keith Pladson (66): Stafford, VA

Gary, This in in response to Dick Johnson’s input on Ed Milligan. I too remember him. Before I entered the US Army (April 3, 1969), I was managing what was then the HiWay Mobile Gas Station in Bottineau. I had worked there for a couple of years and Mr. Milligan became a frequent customer of mine. As I recall he had an early model T-Bird (that’s when the T-Bird was considered a 2 door sports car – maybe a 64 or 65 model or such). Anyway, what I mostly remember about him was his absolute conviction that there had been early European visitors to the Turtle Mountain area. Though I do not now remember him mentioning the mooring stones, I do very well recall him telling me on more than one occasion about the cave in the foothills and the Gothic stonework. It’s interesting that I had pretty much forgotten all about Mr. Milligan and the cave and such until Dick mentioned it. I too, remember Mr. Milligan as being a bit older than the picture you posted in an earlier edition of your blog. Thanks Gary, Keith Pladson (66)

 

Ed Milligan:
Memories from Cheryl Larson Dakin (71): Bedford, TX

HI Gary Boy, the list for the reunion has sure grown. I wish we could be there, but won’t be able to come up until July this year. Ed Milligan was also a renowned sociologist and taught that subject at the Forestry. I took his class in 1971. As Dick has said, he lived so much history and his place at the lake was filled with found artifacts and ceremonial headdresses and things presented to him from different tribes in the area. He was so interesting to talk to and knew so much about so many different subjects. Cheryl Dakin

 

Ed Milligan:
Memories from Allen Richard (65): Midland, MI

Ed Milligan was one of my all time favorite teachers — rivaling Lincoln Jerstad, ob Likings and Ben Grossman.

Allen

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Edward Archibald Milligan was born on June 14, 1903, at Michigan, North Dakota, the son of Robert and Emma (von Evers Gennamt Behme) Milligan. He attended Mayville Teachers College in 1927, and then became a teacher of history and anthropology at the North Dakota School of Forestry in Bottineau, North Dakota from 1927-1934. Milligan conducted archaeological and ethnological research among American Indians in North Dakota from 1934- 1940.

He served in the U.S. Army from November 14, 1942, to September 2, 1945. Milligan served in the European theater, received the Bronze Star, and separated at the rank of Sergeant. After his separation, he attended the University of North Dakota, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1947. He also obtained a Master of Science degree in Education in 1948. From 1948-1972, he was head of social sciences and instructor at North Dakota State University in Bottineau. From 1972-1977, Milligan was curriculum coordinator of the Turtle Mountain School of Paramedical Technology in Bottineau.

Milligan’s teaching, writing, and research centered around the history of American Indians in general, and the tribes of North Dakota in particular. In pursuit of this interest he was also associated with several anthropological digs in the Upper Midwest. He also served in an official capacity on several boards and commissions, including the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission.

Other interests of Milligan included the American Legion (North Dakota Department Commander); the Timberwolves (104th Infantry) Association (Past President); the Sondre Northern Fund, Inc. (Executive Director); and the North Dakota State Historical Board (Board member and President).

Edward Milligan died in 1977.

 

Allen Richard’s (65) Work email address

Folks, Allen is one of the folks that is having problems with AOL converting some of these daily messages into Zip files. He as asked that I also include him with his work email address. He also asked me to post his work email address as well.

Gary

 

Update from DeAnn Gottbreht: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/deanngottbreht

Friday, March 19, 2010 12:15 PM, CDT

I would first of all like to say Thank You! Thank you to everyone for all of your support. Thank you to all of you who worked at my two benefits and all who donated food and supplies. Thank you to all of you for your gifts and cards. Thank you for all of your prayers. I am sorry that I will not be sending out Thank You cards to each of you personally. It really means a lot to my family and I to to have all of your support!

Connor is really doing great! He is our little miracle! He is weighing in at 5lbs 1.9 oz today. He is also eating most of his feedings out of a bottle now. I can’t explain how amazing it was to hold him and feed him from a bottle for the first time! He got out of the incubator he was in and into a crib earlier this week as well. Now his proud parents can finally hold him as much as we want! He really seems to be improving every day. I hope to be able to take him home in 2 weeks at the most as long as he keeps improving. We are so thankful he is doing so well. He is not on any oxygen or IV’s but does still have a nasal feeding tube so he can get his full feeding if he decides he doesn’t want to eat his whole bottle. He eats about an ounce and a half for each feeding. He hardly fusses at all except when mom changes his diaper and when he is wide awake and ready for his bottle! It is hard to believe he is already 3 weeks old!

On Tuesday I had a port put in. It was a quick out-patient surgery. What it is is a device just under the skin near my collarbone that the nurses can use to give me my chemo drugs through and also draw blood from. The port is hooked directly into a vein in my neck so I just have to be poked with a needle once to access the port each time. They used it on Wednesday for my latest blood draw and chemo treatment and it was almost painless. Much easier than having my arm poked and poked for IV’s. My veins were starting to get pretty scard from being used so much. The chemo went pretty well. I get pretty exhausted by the time I am done with it but I go home and rest after and am usually feeling better by the next day. Should be only 8 more of this type of chemo treatments to go! Staying in Fargo this whole time Connor has been in the hospital sure has made getting to all of my doctor’s appointments much easier. The nice weather we have been having lately sure helps too. Hopefully winter is over!

Take care everyone and stay in touch. I love hearing from all of you!