Ernie Gottbreht (65) is not well
Message from Evie Gottbreht Pilkington (65): Irving, CA
Ernie Gottbreht is gravely ill, in a Minot hospital. Family and friends ask for prayers.
Rod, I am sure Neola sent pictures of Arla on her horse, but at the moment I can not locate them among the 1,515 Pictures that I have in my Dunseith picture album that have been posted by all you folks too. Future genealogy buffs will have a hay day with all of our stuff. Gary
I’m attaching a couple of photos from a ride I took here in Pasadena California, near Los Angeles. My mare Maggie and I are training hard for our audition on April 9 in California for “America’s Favorite Trail Horse”. If we make the cut at the audition (held on Monty Roberts’ ranch in Solvang) we will move to the finals on a big ranch in Texas, where a bunch of famous clinicians will work with 100 horse and rider pairs selected from auditions held all over the US. (None in North Dakota or Montana though – I guess it’s just too cold!)
The competitor work in Texas will be filmed for a reality TV show that will be aired in 10 segments over the summer. Like the show, American Idol, the American Public will be voting for their “Favorite Trail Horse”. Winners will be chosen based on the number of votes (via text message?) counted. There are purses to be won, and fun to be had. Anyone can audition, but you have to be willing to join ACTHA (American Competitive Trail Horse Association) and travel to the audition site.
Maggie and I have been training a minimum of four hours/day. We think we have a good chance of making the finals and invite you all to stay tuned for updates, and vote for Maggie if we make the show!
If we don’t get to do the show, we’ll just keep up with the plan to ride 200 miles in every state. So far, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had! I’m trying to keep my blog updated, which can be a challenge. I really admire your tenacity in getting a blog out every morning.
Well that’s the update from the Equine Nomad. Thanks to everyone who drops by my blog and all the supportive comments and emails. Keep em coming!
And don’t forget to vote for Maggie if we make the show!
Trish Wild (Larson ’73)
The Equine Nomad
One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.
He asked one man, “Why are you eating grass? “”We don’t have any money for food,” the poor
man replied. “We have to eat grass.
“”Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I’ll feed you,” the lawyer said.”But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree.
“”Bring them along,” the lawyer replied.
Turning to the other poor man he stated, “You come with us also.”The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, “But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!” “Bring them all, as well,” the lawyer answered.
They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was. Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, “Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us
with you. ”
The lawyer replied, “Glad to do it. You’ll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high.“
Marie Parlade Corral (62) originally from Cuba plans to visit Dunseith.
Marie Parlade’s message: Coral Gables, FL
Hi Gary : This summer at the beginning of June I am attending my 45 anniversary college reunion in Omaha , Nebraska, My husband , my sister and her husband and me are planning on driving to North Dakota and visiting Dunseith and the Peace Garden, We used to live in San Haven but I understand that the Hospital is not there any more. Any way , do you have any suggestions of places for us to visit in all of that surrounding area. We have no idea what to do . We are planning on driving to Mt Rushmore and spending a couple of days around in So,Dakota. and then driving to North Dakota. We would really appreciate any suggestions from any of of you . Also maybe a good hotel where we could stay around that area. We will certainly stop by the school and drive through Dunseith. I have promised the rest of my family that I will take pictures for them. Please some one tell me about No, Dakota and the wonderful things we are sure we can find around that area . We do not want to go too far toward the west because as we are driving back to Omaha. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Maria Parlade Corral (Class of 1962)
Art Rude’s book is available at Spectrum:
Message from Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND
Art Rude’s book is also for sale at the Spectrum in Bottineau.
I am running on Generator power this morning while our local power company is swapping out a main power pole. I’m going to get this out before I run out of gas in my Generator.
Shelley Hiatt Kenner Devils Lake, ND
Request from Rod Hiatt (69): Bottineau, ND
My little sister, Shelley Kenner, would like to be added to the Dunseith Blog. She didn’t go to school in Dunseith, but worked at the San for a short time and is related to a whole pile of them hillbillies up there. Her and husband Jeff, live right off of Devils Lake(they are almost an island right now), Shelley has worked at the Good Samaritan Home in Devils Lake for a long time as both nurse and now in the administration.
Letter to Erling Landsverk
From Connie Halvorson Kester (64): Long Lake – Bottineau, ND
My name is Connie Halvorson Kester. I am the daughter of Albert Halvorson and Emma Christianson Halvorson and Floyd Dion is my uncle married to my dad’s sister Luella Halvorson Dion. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your book. I noticed that my dad and the Christianson girls were mentioned more than once. My husband is a retired beekeeper and we built our retirement home at Long Lake which was also mentioned in your book. Our home is within 5 miles of where 2 sets of my great grandparents settled so I really feel I have come back to my roots. My parents have both passed away and I am so sorry that they never knew that we moved back to the Turtle Mts. My Uncle Lester Halvorson, Luella Halvorson Dion and Doris Halvorson Kittelson are the only Halvorsons left. Bernice Christianson Carlson and Florence Christianson Struck are the only Christiansons left. I bought an extra book of yours to send to Bernice. Of course I got it from Sharon B. I only know Sharon, Barb L. andI know who Bruce L. is but I really don’t know him.
We still have lots of snow but when the sun is shining it is so beautiful here in the Turtle Mts. and of course the summers are even more beautiful. I watched someone put up a temporary fishing house yesterday. They brought it in with a snowmobile so the ice is still very safe.
I am hoping that you are working on another book as I would definately be in line to buy it.
Thanks for all the good memories, Connie
Dunseith High School Prom – 1946
Message/Picture from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND
Gary and Friends,
I found this old picture in my mom’s collection. I’m assuming it’s
No Blog yesterday
Folks, Yesterday Bernadette and I went down to the Immigration office to renew our Immigration Cards, so I did not get a Blog out. They have to be renewed every 5 years. Ours expire a year from now, so we decided to renew them now. They told us it would take two months to get our new cards, but it could very well take a whole lot longer than that. Can you believe we were charged an express fee too, for faster service. Had we given the processing folks a little extra money on the side, we could probably get our cards in just a few days. We are not leaving country any time soon, so we are in no hurry to get them back.
Donald Egbert’s Funeral
Message from Verena Gillis (Pete 65): Dunseith, ND
Just wanted to let everyone know Donald had a very beautiful funeral and
many of his friends and locals attended. Was just wonderful!
Thank you very much to Brenda, Dick and Ron for the beautiful music.
Dennis Dubois came from Minneapolis and shared a few stories last night
after the mass. Special thanks to Tom Berube for doing the reading and
Warren Anderson and Pete Gillis for carrying the gifts during communion.
The City of Dunseith TAKES CARE OF THEIR OWN!!!
Reply from Tom Hagen (51): Mesa, AZ
Hi Gary, I don’t think I got your last two blogs as Leland mentioned the one was about the tsunami and I did not get that one.. I hope I haven’t miss anymore but look forward to them every day and enjoy reading about the old timers (many I knew) in Dunseith and Bottineau. I see a former classmate down here in AZ named Lorraine Nelson (Lori) and she is on the blog, too. She and I went to Beaver Dam School 71 years ago!!!!!! Then I met a former student of mine and I taught him 52 years ago in Heimdal!!! (He lives in Bismarck now). Thanks for all you do. Tom Hagen (5l)
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND
Douglas Brent Brunelle
Douglas Brunelle, age 68 of Arizona City, AZ formerly Dunseith, died Monday in a Grand Forks hospital. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the St. Michael’s Church of Dunseith. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery of rural Dunseith. A wake will be held on Monday beginning at 4:00 P.M. with a prayer services at 8:00 P.M. in the church.
Douglas Brunelle, a son of William and Edna (Morin) Brunelle, was born on April 27,1943 at Belcourt. He was raised in the Belcourt community where he attended school and graduated in 1961. He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1967. In June 1972 he was married to Shirley Peltier at Fargo. They have three sons.
Douglas had a wide range of experience, primarily working as Tribal Housing Director on several Indian reservations in South Dakota. Nebraska and Arizona. Working his way up the ladder, he retired from his last position as Project Manager for commercial development on the Gila River Indian Community at Sacaton, AZ.
Douglas gathered many friends along his life’s adventure encompassing most of the western United States, from California Redwoods to Nebraska and Montana to Arizona. Distance kept him from face-to-face visits, but the telephone kept his friends close.
Dunseith Memories from the past
From Gary Metcalfe (57): Forsyth, MO
I was watching my favorite tv show the other night, the old country music legends. They will all be gone in a few. I noticed Vince Gill, a youngster is always in the mix. He sincerely cares about the old pioneers and I am sure will carry on their great passion for what they do. It reminds me of the passion Ernie Pyle had for the Infantry Soldier in WWII. You can follow the 34th Inf. Div. almost on a daily basis on their 500 plus battle days, you can follow the men from the blood soaked leggings in the snow near Monti Casino. The 34th had 80% casualties on this sight. Both of these groups of people I call unique.
Dunseith, if it was anything at all it was unique, diverse…I think we agreed on that…but much more unique. From the days when Jack Smith and one of the old Demery’s fought for three days and the Syrian wrestled the bear. The San had a taxi service and Ben Kupker running a large farm. Can you imagine the romance that flourished with the young CCC boys away from home and the young women also away from home working at the San. The lively barn dances as well as big bands at City Hall. So each surrounding community had their own “bull of the woods”….some more famous than others. Then there were the Smokers, Gary Morgan has already told us how that turned out. Four bars in a town of a 1,000 or so and we were never short of boot leggers. After the bars closed, the next move was to a house party that would assure you that you really did not need to go to bed before going to the hayfield. You would have thought that you may have needed more than one cop, but when we did get more cops it did not seem much improved.
Characters, I am guessing that Adrian Egbert was about the hardest act to follow, especially in Dunseith proper. Maybe someone will remember Jack Allen, highway patrolman. He back handed a few of his customers. Dick Johnson mentioned a colorful highway patrol, Dick Bercier. Dennis Brennen talked of Cliff Dickinson, a strong man, a stranger. I never checked him out as the bar was a little on the rough side, to say the least. I would like to hear more about Cliff Dickinson. I don’t think Dick Morgan thought Dunseith was boring either, I guess he has already said that. One of the most outstanding people that most readers should have known was Oscar Stadheim.
Thanks. Gary Metcalfe
Report from Bob Hosmer (56): Lynnwood, WA
The following is a current update on our grandson’s situation in Sendai after the earthquake sent by our daughter, Leanna. Ayashi is a suburb of Sendai. This will give you what is happening in that part of the city. It is a place that Katrine and I also worked for several weeks in 2007 doing some stop-gap work until more permanent personnel arrived. It is truly a beautiful area of that city. Bob and Katrine Hosmer
Posting from Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND
Gary and Friends,
This is an interesting picture from San Haven in the early days. The
Will you add the Nursing Home Activity Department to your alumni list.
There are several people here that
will enjoy the articles. Korina Ciufinni heads up the Activities now
and she will be able to share in her group
sessions as well as certain individuals who may like a copy to read
during the day. Her e-mail is dcnhactivities@
Mary, It is my pleasure to add Korina and the Nursing home to our distribution. Gary
Folks, That was a horrible earth quake in Japan. Bernadette’s sister lives in the heart of Tokyo. She called an hour or so after the quake letting us know she was OK. She was not in her condo at the time, but saw her whole building swaying with the quake. Things were a mess in her Condo. She was not sure of the extent of the damage. We pretty much evaded the tsunami here in the PI. Gary
Replies to the Basketball photo provided by Jim Olson (former teacher)
From Paula Fassett (71): North Branch, MN
I think I can name the basketball players…….many of them were my classmates, so hope I didn’t make too many mistakes!!!
Back row: Dennis Dion, Bob Mongeon, Mark Schimetz, Ron Peltier, Lloyd Counts, Peter Danielson, Clark Parrill
Front row; Randy Flynn, Ron Houle, David Tooke, Johnny Allery, Paul Grossman and Allen Fugere
Back row: Tim Martinson, Mike Evans, David Tooke, Lloyd Counts, Fontaine, Ron Peltier, Gerald Cree???
Middle Row: Mark Schimetz, Dan McKay, Randy Flynn, Ron Houle, Bob Mongeon, Johnny Allery
Front Row: Dennis Dion, Allen Fugere, Clark Parrill, Paul Grossman, Peter Danielson
Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures Officer
Customs and Border Protection
From Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND
Gary and Friends,
Boys BB pictures: My best shot.
Top Picture- Front row L-R Randy Flynn, Ron Houle, Dave Tooke, John
Back row- L-R Dennis Dion, Bob Mongeon, Mark
Bottom Picture- Front–Dennis Dion, Allen Fugere, Clark Parrill, Paul
Middle-Mark Schimetz, Dan McKay, Randy Flynn,
Back–Tim Martinson, Mike Evans, Dave Tooke,
From Jim Olson (Teacher): Sheridan, WY
I’m missing one of names, but I think the rest of correct.
Back row:(l. to r.) = Dennis Dion, Bob Mongeon, Mark Schimetz, Ron Peltier, Lloyd Counts, Peter Danielson, _?___, Mr. Olson
Front row:(l. to r.) = Randy Flynn, Ron Houle, David Tooke, Johnny Allery, Paul Grossman, Allen Fugere
Back row: (l. to r.) = Tim Martinson, Mike Evans, David Tooke, Lloyd Counts, Joe Fontaine, Ron Peltier, Stephen Renault, Mr. Olson
Middle row:(l. to r.) = Mark Schimetz, Dan McKay, Randy Flynn, Ron Houle, Bob Mongeon, Johnny Allery
Front row:(l. to r.) = Dennis Dion, Allen Fugere, Clark Parrill, Paul Grossman, Peter Danielson
Back: Dennis Dion, Bob Mongeon, Mark Schimetz, Ron Peltier, Lloyd Counts, Peter Danielson, Clark Parrill, Mr. Olson
Front: Randy Flynn, Ron Houle, David Tooke, Johnny Allery, Paul Grossman, Allen Fugere
Back: Tim Martinson, Mike Evans, David Tooke, Lloyd Counts, Joe Fontaine, Ron Peltier, Stephen Renault, Mr.Olson
Middle: Mark Schimetz, Dan Mckay, Randy Flynn, Ron Houle, Bob Mongeon, Johnny Allery
Front Dennis Dion, Allen Fugere, Clark Parrill, Paul Grossman, Peter Danielson
DOUGLAS BRUNELLE Passed away
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Bottineau & Minot, ND
Douglas Brunelle, age 68 of Grand Forks formerly Dunseith, died Monday in a Grand Forks hospital. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 A.M. in the St. Michael’s Church of Dunseith. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery of rural Dunseith. A wake will be held on Monday beginning at 4:00 P.M. with a prayer services at 8:00 P.M. in the church.
Saw Mill Lumber
Message/PictureFrom Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND
Gary and Friends,
The other day I told about my Grandpa Hans Johnson and his brother,
Fern Cote Berube Lagasse Passed away
Posted by Angela Berube Malget: New Hope, MN.
Fernande Cote Berube Lagasse
Berube Lagasse, Fernande Cote Age 94, died peacefully March 5, 2011, at North Memorial Medical Center Hospice Unit in Robbinsdale, MN. She is survived by her children, Rachael and husband John Franchuk of Bend, OR, Robert Berube and wife Jeanne of Valrico, FL, Angela and husband Greg Malget of New Hope, MN, Muzette Fiander of Melbourne, FL, and former son-in-law, Tom Fiander of Sarasota, FL; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Vivian Cote; many nieces and nephews; four step-daughters, Mary Jo Eide, Yvonne Dolan, Eileen Hopkins, Phyllis Buechler, and one step-son, Michael Lagasse. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Rebecca Cote, sister Cecile, brothers Laureus, Urbain, and Robert, husbands Lawrence Berube and Zenon Lagasse, and daughter Blanche. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 11 am with visitation one hour prior at the Church of St. Raphael, 7301 Bass Lake Rd., New Hope. A private family burial service will be held at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Dunseith, ND. Special thanks to North Memorial Medical Center Hospice Unit doctors, nurses, and staff for their wonderful care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Fern’s memory to Minnesota Masonic Homes Northridge Activities Center; or North Memorial Medical Center Hospice Unit, Robbinsdale, MN. Gearty-Delmore 763-537-4511 Published in Star Tribune on March 6, 2011
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Fern’s 90th Birthday celebration:
Standing: Angela, Rachael, Muzette & Robert
Reply from Bill Hosmer (48): Tucson, AZ
Gary, As one of the older guys who reads your marvelous format of Dunseith folks I have to say that when I read of the marvelous folks who may not have been advantaged in certain ways that those who were with them and lived with them and were classmates of them and who were friends of them and telling us about their wonderful personalities, I have to say I am again impressed with those who lived in that place with the people who were neighbors, and classmates. This week showed me a value system of loyalty which reflects all the loyalty, friendship and supportive spirit that made Dunseith people special and inspirational. I am so glad to be part of this population of people of value and respect for one another whoever they were and are . Thanks Gary. Bill Hosmer
Donald Egbert memories
From Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND
Gary and Friends,
First of all, my condolences to all the families who have lost
Donald Egbert Story
From Pam Fassett Faust (65): Lilburn, GA
Donald Egbert story – When we were in grade school, probably 4th and/or 5th grade, Donald would continually harass me. He sat behind me in school, stuck my ponytail through the “inkwell hole” in his desk, and pulled my hair. Once he came to our house while Mom wasn’t home, and when I opened the screen door he threw in a handfull of dirt. I was outraged, but Mom said it was just because he liked me. I couldn’t understand that – who throws dirt at a girl he likes? Mom said that was just what boys did to get attention. I guess it got my attention all right!
Wardy Anthony Memories
From Gary Metcalfe (57): Forsyth, MO
Hello to all readers of the blog!!
There were a few unique people and happenings around Dunseith in the earlier days. I would hope someone would expound on the fact that Dunseith was as unique as it was diverse. I think Vance Bailey would have, but we lost him so I will try to let readers of the blog know of one blessing to the community of Rabbit City Lake. Just as Donald Egbert was really Donnerd, Ward Anthony was really Wardy Allen Anthony. Wardy was around when the chore of making a living for a large family such as the Metcalfe’s, fell on the shoulders of the older boys. Hauling wood to town during the week and hay for a large herd of cattle from up around Carpenter Lake on Sundays. Wardy was a couple years older than my dad, I could tell you a lot of stories about Wardy and his abilities as an axe sharpener, they did not have chain saws in those days. His music abilities, I only know about one song that he wrote. He sang it to Grandpa Evans…”Hey Mr. Evans can I have your daughter to carry my wood and carry my water?” He was referring to my mother. As a veterinarian, Wardy could castrate a full grown horse tied to a tree and standing. I never knew another man in the area to do that. Yes, I saw him do that on the old Abrahamson place AKA Jasper place. I surely agree with Vickie’s accounts of Wardy…
Wardy idolized my dad, and I think Archie and also Bing and Ole Evans, they lived on the south side of the lake. Old age gives one time to sit back and reflect back to realize they idolized him too and made those cold days a great big party of dancing, singing and boxing. Grandpa Metcalfe was a great trainer. About the time the government bought the land and the people left for various reasons, I think Wardy felt a big void. I am not sure he was always treated with dignity fit for an extra special human being after that. Even his Uncle Louis Bergan left .
Simeon Grenier Family relatives
Reply posted on our Website
Reply from Neola Kofoid Garbe: Bottineau & Minot, ND
Please thank those who provided info about the Azure family. I’m headed to Minot as soon as I get ready, so I’ll work on the Azure picture when I get back to Bottineau.
Fabian & DeeDee Azure Family Photo
Reply from Richard Langer: Dunseith, ND
Hi Gary and all readers. The photo is of the Fabian and DeeDee Azure family and are both deceased. The oldest daughter in the flowered top is Carolyn who is also deceased. Agnes (Dolly) in the white top is approx 73 years old and I believe lives in South Dakota. Peter (Butch) approx 71 years old lives in Belcourt and last of all with the Glasses is Francis (Sammy) who resides in Bismarck I believe. Richard Langer
Standing: Peter (Butch), DeeDee, Fabian & Sammy
Sitting: Agnes (Dolly) & Carolyn
Kotschevar Family (Deer Heart Lodge)
Reply from Fay Priest: Twisp, WA
Thanks for your response. Who has the interest in the Kotschevar family? I have never visited a site like yours before. Not sure what I am doing. I have less info on Lucille Tilton than Russell Kotchevar. I have photos of some of his art and Pend O’reille Pete, some photos of his war memorabilia and family photos. As I said, he was married to my mother and her sister-in-law Lucille Kotschevar Tilton was married to Mom’s brother Loren Tilton. They all lived in Sandpoint Idaho when they passed away. Fay
Reply from Floyd Dion (45): Dunseith, ND
This is for Vickie, as you konw Ward was gun happy, he subscribed to The Shotgun News, but he didn’t put the paper in his name, he put it inBOOboo’s name, BOOboo Anthony R.R. Dunseith, ND
I guess he thought I didn’t beleive him, so he pulled it out of his back pocket and showed me it was BOOboo’s name on it. He really was a character.
Reply from Brenda Hoffman (68): Greenville, SC
Thanks Gary. I think of all of us aging like a fine wine. Don’t feel 61, heck sometimes I feel like 20 (only my hairdresser knows for sure!)
Pictures & Obituary
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe: Minot & Bottineau, ND
ERVIN J. BESTON
Funeral services for Ervin J. Beston, age 46 of Dunseith, were held on Thursday at 1:00 P.M. at the Church of God in Dunseith. Burial was at the St. Sylvan’s Cemetery, with the ashes of his grandson Jaden Cole (June 28, 2005) with him. Officiating at the service was the Reverend Bean and Reverend David Hayes. Special music was provided by Sadie Frederick, Monique Belgarde and the Drum Group Anishinabe. Casket bearers were Clarence Beston, Jason Norquay, Jerod Peltier, Clay Beston Ryan LaFountian and Randall Davis. Honorary bearers were all of his family and friends.
Ervin J. Beston, a son of Robert and Irene (St. Claire) Beston, was born on March 4, 1964 at Belcourt. He was reared in the Dunseith area and attended the Dunseith Day School. Ervin completed his education at the University of Baraboo Saulk County, Wisconsin where he received his GED. Later received certificates in Carpentry and Botany. After his education he returned to the Dunseith area and worked various jobs doing carpentry and roofing. He married Shelley Greatwalker on December 10, 2002. they continue to make Dunseith their home.
He enjoyed Pinochle, dominoes, cards, cribbage, basketball, attending pow-wows, listening to KEYA Radio, spending time with Shelley and sitting around with the boys laughing and joking.
Ervin passed away on Saturday, February, 26, 2011 at a Minot hospital.
He is survived by his wife Shelley at home; children, Heather of Miles City, MT Ervin Jr. of Billings, MT Whitney of Grand Forks, Shelby, Dakota and Summer all of Belcourt, Sylvan, Clint Adrienne, Shantelle, Kaytlyn and Shelleyah all of Dunseith; 7 grandchildren; god father Louis Beston; brothers, Marlin (Rachel) Earl, Dale, Kevin, Terrance (Clara) and Dale; his sisters, Marla, Faye (Jeff) Maurice, Tammy (Carson) and Edie (Ronnie); and also loved Bobbie Jo, Mckenzie, Kevin and Braylee; godchildren, Clifton St. Claire, Dakota Gunville, Dallas Counts, Tammy Faine, Derek Faine, Shaylee Beston and Shelleyah Greatwalker.
Ervin is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sylvan, Robert Jr., Arnold and Gordon Beston; a sister, Pamela Beston and a grandson Jaden.
Do any of you recognize this family?
Bottineau HS class of 32, Fifty year reunion
Folks, I know there are many familiar faces to a lot of you in this photo.