No blogs the past two days.
For the record I did not get a blog posted the last two days.
Condolences to all the families
From Dave Slyter (’70): Sabin, MN.
Just want to send prayers and condolences to all the families that have recently lost someone in their life’s . To Connie Sime and family, to all the family and friends of Elaine Metcalfe and now Vida Hiatt. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. God’s Blessing’s be on each and every one.
Dave Slyter (70)
Condolences to the Hiatt Family
From Aggie Casavant (’69): Fort Mill, SC
To Rod Hiatt
I was so sorry to hear of your Moms sudden passing Rod, but happy to see how many years you had with her. I lost my Mom 24 years ago and I still miss her. A person can lose people throughout their life, but losing your Mom is something completely different as you will come to realize. You have had your share of losses over the years Rod, and for that I am truly sorry. God Bless you and your family through the sad, and reflective days ahead. Aggie Casavant’
Condolences to the Hiatt Family
From Connie Zorn Landsverk: Bottineau, ND
My condolences are with the Hiatt families @ the loss of their loved-one Vida!!Vida was a fun-loving person! saw her with her 2 sisters @ the Norway House on Friday night & now God has called her home! May she rest in peace!!
(Died September 20, 2014)
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Vida E. Hiatt, age 88 of Bottineau, died on Saturday, September 20, 2014 in a Bottineau hospital. Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am at the United Parish at Bottineau. Visitation will be Tuesday 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.
Vida Elaine (Peterson) Hiatt was born February 16, 1926 on a cold North Dakota winter day at home in the Turtle Mountains, the fifth child to Max and Mary Peterson. She attended Weatherall country school through the eighth grade. Then remained at home to aide her parents in attending to the hard work of raising a large family and farm life. One evening years into her life she attended a dance, there brother Bill introduced her to Howard Hiatt. On April 27, 1944 in the Mission Church north of Dunseith, holding a second-hand bouquet of flowers she married the love of her life.
Her life as Mgrs. Howard Hiatt brought her to live deeper into the same Turtle mountains she had grown up in. Cooking and cleaning, canning and milking, and raising a family of her own. Supplemented with taking in neighbor kids, siblings and anyone else that came to hunt or visit or find a temporary shelter under the welcomed embrace of the their home. and the comforting goodness of Vida’s home cooking. Vida and Howard did move from the Turtle mountains and made homes in Dunseith, Washington, Minnesota, Devils Lake, Penn and Bottineau before settling on the farm nestled between Bottineau and Dunseith in 1966. There Vida with paint and wallpaper transformed a mammoth old farm house into a cozy loving home. Her baking and cooking was amazing, having survived the depression years she had the ability to whip up a meal from nothing and send everyone away with full bellies. Hired men were eager to work on the Hiatt farm when they found out Vida would be making the meals.
In her lifetime, she had jobs as taxi driver, as Avon lady, worked in a dry cleaner, and then found her niche caring for those in need at San Haven. There she worked for 17 years, for a short time in the kitchen, then as a nurse’s aide and then a supervisor. After San Haven closed she worked at The Bottineau Good Samaritan and The Dunseith nursing home. In 2005 she began volunteer work at The Good Samaritan Center in Bottineau and did so till the day she stepped into heaven. No matter what job she had she gave 120%, and the lives she touched with her kindness cannot be measured here on earth. Her dream always was to be a nurse, so she could help people, the title was not to be, but she spent a lifetime helping those in need be it family, neighbors or community this tiny lady with humble nature gave everything she could and more, a true servant for her Savior.
In the early hours of September 20th 2014 Vida let go of this world and took flight in the arms of Jesus, home to her beloved Howard, Earl, Vonnie and Laurel, all of whom she missed so dearly here on earth, the reunion must be so glorious. We are forever blessed by the goodness she invested in us all. We loved her dearly, and will forever be homesick for our Vida.
Vida passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at a Bottineau hospital.
Preceded in death by her Husband, Howard, Parents, Children, Laurel and Earl Hiatt and daughter, Vonnie Peterson. Brothers Jack, Duane and Bill Peterson and sisters Marion, Lucille and Lois.
Vida had 4 sons and two daughters. Laurel passed away 2013 and his wife, Mary (Bottineau) Earl passed away 1965, Rod and wife Suzanne ( Bottineau), Daughter, Vonnie Peterson passed away 2003 and her Husband Ron, Rick and Wife Susie (Bottineau) and daughter, Shelley Kenner and husband Jeff (Devils Lake), and honorary “son” Richard “Chops” Carlson. She is survived by her children Rod, Rick and Shelley, 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, sisters Mary Artzer, Doris Bristol and Shirley Lagerquist and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the Vonnie Peterson Scholarship Fund at the Dakota College at Bottineau.
Emma Gunville Obituary and message
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70): Bottineau, ND
Gary and friends,
Emma Gunville was originally from South Dakota.
She was married to one of the elder Gunville brother’s.
Robert and Emma had children and grandchildren who attended and completed schooling at the Dunseith Public School.
My sincere sympathy to them on the loss of their mom and grandmother.
(February 16, 1929 – September 20, 2014)
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Emma Gunville, age 85 of Rolette formerly Dunseith, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 in a Rolette nursing home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the Turtle Mountain Indian Alliance Church of rural Dunseith. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery following the cremation. Visitation will be Wednesday beginning at 4:00 P.M. in the Church.
Emma Gunville, a daughter of John and Emma (Wessel) Zacker, was born on February 16, 1929 at Mobridge, SD. She moved with her family at a young age to Lewistown, MT where she was raised and graduated from school. After graduation she moved to Great Falls, MT where she met and married Robert L. Gunville in 1960. They moved to Dunseith where she worked at the San Haven as a CNA until it closed. Emma retired and became more active in community activities. Robert passed away on March 7, 2003. In 2011 she moved to Rolette where she has resided since.
She was a member of the Turtle Mountain Indian Alliance Church of rural Dunseith. Emma enjoyed gardening, cooking, spending time with family, visiting, playing cards and singing.
She is survived by her daughters, Suzy Daley of Dunseith, Sylvia Lawson of Minot and Toni Tetrault of Dunseith; sons, Harry Maley of North Carolina, Carl Maddox of Dunseith, James Gunville of Dunseith and Lloyd Gunville of Trenton, ND; 25 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert; brother, John Zacker and a grandson, Gary Daley.
Blog (163) posted on July 17, 2008
From Sharon Peterson Harmsen (63):
Recent emails have prompted me to write again. But first of all, please take a moment to visit the CaringBridge website for Tim Hill as outlined in the email dated July 14th. The site is: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/timhill and is easy to use. I just did and it sounds like Tim is doing OK with his new organs in spite of a few minor setbacks. What a great guy to receive such a special gift of life from another special family (the donor family).
The barber stories caused me to think of another barber that no one has mentioned yet and that was my uncle, Marlin Williams. He barbered in the shop south of the drug store for several years and I always felt special when I was able to go stay with he and Doris in their apartment behind the shop. Me and my friends had great fun sitting in the barber chair and spinning around and pretending we were “doing each other’s hair”………….I believe Marlin also was a regular barber at San Haven when those residents needed a hair cut.
And stories of Eva Seim are very special to me as she was my teacher for my first three grades when we attended country school south of their farm. Our families were very good friends and spent much time together over the years. She and Art were very special people to me and I still have mementos from both of them; An ID bracelet from Eva with my name engraved and silver dollars from Art. Art and I always enjoyed each other’s company because he and I both liked being around horses.
Gary, as like everyone else, I wait for my “Dunseith Fix” every morning. Thanks for all you do to keep us connected.
Sharon Peterson Harmsen
Colette Hosmer’s (64) reply to Dick Johnson (68):
You’ve got to write a book. The world need a collection of your stories — start now!
Ardys Bakken Horner (teacher) to Dick Johnson (68):
This is to Dick Johnson and his Pals…I am surprised he survived his childhoold with the stunts he pulled? Ardys Bakken Horner
From Kenny Nerpel (65):
Just a note to let you know I have changed my email address to
From Dick Johnson (64):
When you mentioned your brother Allen ‘Big Ally’, I was just wondering
what he has been doing for the last 45 years or so? I heard that he was
working in Wyoming many years back, but I see he is now in San Diego.
Just curious! Thanks!
Dick, My brother Allen and his wife Janet, have been living in San Diego since about 1991. Allen is the maintenance man for a larger apartment complex in SD. I just talked to them several days ago. Things are going fine for them. Allen is scheduled to have corrective lazar surgery done on both his eyes in several weeks. He’s hoping to restore his vision to 20/10.
San Diego is a nice city. In 2002 the shipyard sent me down there, for nearly 4 months, to work on one of the Submarine overhauls that our yard was in charge of. That same year I spent 6 months at Kings Bay Georgia working on a Trident Submarine Overhaul that our yard was also in charge of. Had we not moved to the Philippines in retirement, I think we would have retired in the Jacksonville Florida area. When I was in Kings Bay, we really liked that area. Gary
From Dick Johnson (64):
Gary and Friends,
Gary, when you mentioned Elmer Lindberg and his 46 Ford Coupe, it
brought the memory of that old car sitting in the trees west of his
house. I think, if I remember right, Tim Martinson bought it and drove
it for a while in high school. I know Tim reads and comments on this
blog, so maybe he can fill us in a bit as to what became of it. How
about it, Tim Bear?? Again, as always, thank you Gary!
From Lee (Leland) Stickland (64):
On 7-11-08. your send date, I was paging through YOUR great daily provisions of news and saw my name, Lee Stickland WHOA. Sure enough, as I paged down, there was my Grand Father.
Yesterday I printed a copy of that photo which my cousin, Sharon Peterson Hermson had provided and was kindly included in your sending of # 157.
I took that printed image to the nursing home for Dad to see and to have.
He determined that his father LEE is sitting on the right; not on the left, I interpret the original accompanying caption to evince that Lee is one the left?
This morning, 7-16-08, I called Joy Peterson, Sharon’s Mom and my Dad’s sister and she confirmed that indeed Lee Stickland is on the right as the picture is viewed.
Edward le’ Marchant Stickland became known as LEE; circumstance for aka not being known by me. I saw Dad this morning after talking with Joy and I learned that my grandfather LEE was born in 1896, died at age 53, in 1949 when I was 3 years old.
A 4th cousin, Diane Creamer, who lives in Madera, CA called me over a years ago. She asked if I knew a Edward Stickland. I replied that I did not. She said his middle name and I said sure that is my grandfather. She than said that she is my 4th cousin.
Diane has a drive to detect genealogies and has done so with the Sticklands’, way back to John and Mary (Tucker) living in Somersetshire about 1810.
Geroge Tucker Stickland born Feb 14, 1816 in Bristol, England and died in
Iowa January 6, 1861 having been the first recorded Stickland to locate to and in America.
Just ramblin’, Gary but wanted to provide the above info re: the names for the gentlemen shown in the picture that is herein referenced.
Gary, it is much said but not be me, YOUR labors of daily duty for the enjoyment of and by so many is to be heralded.
Lee, Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. I have reattached the photo with the corrections below. Gary
Front L to R: Max Peterson, Nels Landsverk & Lee Stickland
Back: Ray Brennan
Security State Bank & the Alan Campbell Family:
I have gotten the Bottineau Courant ever since I left ND in 1966. That will come to an end next month though, when my current subscription runs out. Starting about 8 months ago they had to start adding a declartion form with each issue when sending it to me here in the Philippines. Instead of costing less than a dollar for sending 2nd class, it now costs over $4.00. The currant is sucking up the extra expense until my prescription runs out.
I just got this paper announcing the opening of the Dunseith bank branch in Bottineau. I think pretty much everyone of us know the Campbell Family. They have been in the banking business in the Dunseith community since 1905. They have served the community well. Alan & Phyllis and each of their children, Jeff, Rich, Dave & Kathy are all on our distribution list. They are wonderful folks.
With the Campbell family being so well known in our community, I just wanted to share this with you folks. I know that they have a great staff working for them too.
Can anyone identify those in the ribbon cutting picture?