06/21/2019 (2708)

Reply from Manny Cuadrado (’63):   Omaha, NE

Gary and family members and friends,

Thank you for your updates on Bernadette. You are doing a great job considering the 24×7 Care she requires. We experienced similar issues with my mother and father. Stay strong and be sure to care of yourself.


Manny Cuadrado

Gary’s Comments:
Thank’s Manny. As most of you know, Bernadette was in an unconscious state of being for 20 days. 7 of those days she was in the Hospital ICU. Several days after being discharged and was home from the Hospital she started to regain consciousness. Her speech is much better now too. She still can’t get up out of a chair or out of bed on her own. Once we have her standing she can walk very short distances assisted. If we let go of her, she’d fall. She still needs assistance to eat and for most everything else too. We are very happy and thankful that she came back around. For the past two months she has refused to take any meds. She also requested to have her feeding tube removed. She doesn’t want any life support. We will regretfully honor her wishes.  


Vickie’s Metcalfe’s Aunt: Priscilla (Lamb) Anklam Obituary
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (70):  Bottineau, ND


Priscilla Anklam | 1930 – 2019 | Obituary
Lamb, Priscilla
August 15, 1930 – June 10, 2019

Priscilla Anklam, age 88, of Rolette, ND passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Heart of America Medical Center, Rugby, ND surrounded by her family. L. Priscilla Anklam was born on August 15, 1930 at home north of Dunseith, ND to Robert and Sylvia (Wicks) Lamb. She was raised north of Dunseith and completed her education at Carpenter School. Priscilla was united in marriage to Charles Anklam on June 4, 1962 in Dunseith. Together they had two children, Robert “Bert” and Laura Beth “LB.” Priscilla was a nurse for many years starting out at the Belcourt Hospital and then working for the Rolette Hospital until its closure. She also worked on the farm with her husband, Charles, farming and raising sheep and cattle, which she greatly enjoyed. If you ever visited the farm during lambing season you would see Priscilla walking to the barn with a bottle for a lamb. She tended her sheep till she was 80 years old.

During her last 35 years of her life, she loved to see and spoil her many grandchildren. She will also be remembered for the caramel rolls, homemade bread, bacon and eggs, she made for Charles, family and guests. She remembered and made everyone’s favorite food and had it on the table at family meals. She will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her family members and friends.

Priscilla is survived by her son, Robert “Bert” (Becky) Anklam of Rolette; daughter, Laura Beth “LB” (Anthony) Buchl of St. Paul, MN; eight grandchildren, Bobbi Jo (Dustin) Church, Krista (Cory) Wright, Nikki Anklam, Konnor Anderson, Noah Anderson, Noah Buchl, Selia Buchl, and Quinn Yao Buchl; six great grandchildren, Alyvia Church, Aidyn Church, Owyn Church, Oaklyn Church, Brogan Wright, and Mox Wright; daughter-in-law, Deborah Anklam of Moorhead, MN; and sisters-in-law, Betty Lamb of Grand Forks, Orian Harrington of Seattle, Kathy Anklam of Rolette; and brothers-in-law, Tom Harrington of Seattle and Donald Anklam of Rolette. We would also like to thank all of her nieces and nephews who were so special to her.

Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Floyd Lamb and Willard “Bill” Lamb, and sister, Charlotte “Lottie” Metcalfe. Casket Bearers are Archie Metcalfe, Shanon Metcalfe, Kevin Schepp, Kyle Schepp, Kristen Schepp, Karson Schepp, and Noah Buchl. Music by Tom Freund. Eulogy by Anthony Buchl.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM in Valle Lutheran Church, Rolette, ND with visitation One Hour Prior to services. Pastor Jim Odden officiating. Burial will follow in the Rolette City Cemetery, Rolette, ND.

Memorials may be made to Heart of America Hospice, 800 South Main Ave., Rugby, ND 58368

Gary’s comment Vickie, we extent our condolences to you and all of Priscilla’s family with her passing. 


Ackworth Post office History
Posting from Larry Hackman (’66):  Bismarck, ND

Marlys Hiatt and Gary,

Sorry, it has taken me so long to reply to your question.  Here is what the book “North Dakota Place Names by Douglas Wick” says about the town of Ackworth.


Ackworth Post office-1 Ackworth Post office-2 Ackworth Post office-3


Metigoshe Lutheran Lakeside Chapel 1969
Glenore Larson Gross (BHS ’63): Bottineau, ND

I went to church at Metigoshe today to take in the remembrance of the dedication of the A-Frame chapel 50 years ago. The flyer, attached,  was included in the bulletin and the front was one of the older pix of the ‘new’ chapel.

Joel & Sonja Hernes were there and were recognized at the 1st service – I talked with them a bit after and went to the 10::30 service. LuAnn Soland had retrieved a reel to reel movie of that era of building; it was shown on screen which was fun to see but would be more fun in a small room with no lights. I couldn’t quite pick out familiar people.

I sat in a ‘family row’ next to Nate Olson with all of Luther’s there.

Nice to see familiar faces of Metigoshe… Allen Rude was there, there’s a memorial service at Salem cemetery for Virgil tomorrow. Also was greeted by Art Rude. Lloyd Larshus might have been the only ‘old-timer’

there – he’s probably the only one left from that era! Also was remembering today would be dad’s birthday, 104 years.

Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Minot, ND

Tommy Turtle Rodeo



Blog (782) posted on April 23, 2010




Posted by Larry St. Clare (66): Anchorage, AK



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Frederick Belgarde

Anchorage resident Frederick Anthony Belgarde, 70, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on April 19, 2010.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Legacy Funeral Home’s Witzleben Chapel, 1707 S. Bragaw St.

Fred was born Jan. 20, 1940, in Dunseith, N.D., and was a proud Native American of the Chippewa Tribe. He attended Dunseith Grade School, Wahpton Indian Grade School, and graduated from Flandreau Indian High School in South Dakota, where he was trained as a bricklayer. Although his academic achievements provided him opportunities to attend Harvard University, his true passion was bricklaying. Fred trained and worked passionately with his relatives and brought them to Alaska after moving here in 1965. He established his own company, Big Sky Masonry.

He served three years in the Air National Guard in Montana.

Fred married Lillian “Pepsi” Roy Davis on April 16, 1960, in Conrad, Mont.

His family wrote: “They shared 50 years together, raising a family, devoted to each other, their three children, and nine grandchildren. He loved his wife and family more than words can convey, but one visit with him and you would feel it.

“If you worked with Fred, and lasted on the job, you left a better person. Besides the robust, larger-than-life presence, he was the most caring, generous and loyal person. He would offer words of wisdom, motivation, and honesty. He also loved cribbage, craps and coffee and the annual trip with Pepsi to Las Vegas. Fred loved hunting with his dogs, grandchildren, son, friends and relatives.”

He is survived by his beloved wife, Pepsi; daughters, Dawn Yeager and Carol Belgarde; son, Conrad Belgarde; son-in-law, Joseph Yeager; former son-in-law, Brian Snow; grandchildren, Arielle, Kyra and Tosca Yeager, Scott Snow, Drew Yeager, Dustyn Belgarde, Morgan, Bayley and Dalton Belgarde; brothers, Roderick and Patrick Belgarde; sisters-in-law, Norlene Belgarde and Jan Persicke; and many nieces and nephews.

He was looking forward to the birth of great-grandson Peter Keel III.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Willie Persicke.

Arrangements are with Legacy Funeral Home, Witzleben Bragaw Chapel.



Lester & Marian Johnson picture posted yesterday:
Reply from Robin (Dan 75) Pladson: Dunseith, ND.

Hello Gary,

The picture that Neola placed within this email is Lester and Marian Johnson. Their family, including Daniel and I celebrated this past Sunday at the Norway house in Bottineau at 1pm. A few of us ladies, their daughter-inlaw’s Dee (Loren) and Carrie (Brian), daughter – Linda, Violet (Marian sister) and I (and a few others) were dressed in a 50’s style clothing – poodle skirts and all the finery to go with. Dinner was served and then of course a beautiful cake. Before we ate, there was alittle program put on by the girls for Lester and Marian.

Love Robin

Robin, It is so nice that you and Dan were able to be with Lester and Marian with the celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. It’s been years since I’ve seen any of their children. I briefly saw Loren in the Bottineau Bakery about 10 years ago. However, I have seen Lester and Marian, many times, over the years with our trips back to the area. They live kiddy corner across the street from where my folks lived on Main Street. I remember Lester’s dad, James Johnson, really well. He was such a brilliant man. He walked with a limp that did not slow him down one bit. In his Mid 70’s, in the late 50’s, he decided to start farming again. He bought a W-6 International tractor and farmed all his property located 1 mile west of the Ackworth Cemetery. He had two or 3 quarters of land. He rode that tractor from sunrise to sunset. James, with his brilliance, was a great business mind man. He always had everything calculated right down to the last detail. I remember him telling my dad that the tires on the right side of a vehicle get more wear than on the left. He explained his logic for that analyses too. In 1961, my Dad was the administrator for James’ brother, Sander Johnson’s, estate. Two of James sisters married Bjornseth’s. Cora was married to Jacob and Emma was married Art. Jacob and Cora Bjornseth’s children are Gladys (Albert) Rude, Viola (Alfred) Rude, Clifford & Ralph (Luella Boardman 49). All but Ralph are deceased. Gladys & Albert Rude’s son, LaVerne, is married to Carrole Fauske (66). Virgil Rude’s parents are Viola and Alfred. Clarence Bjornseth’s parents were Art & Emma. Gary


Motor Cycle Story:
From Dick Johnson (68): Dunseith, ND.

Gary and Friends,

Today something stirred an old memory from 40+ years ago. John Boguslawski and I were square baling hay here on the farm one summer and had come in to eat some noon lunch in the old farm house. We were both riding on my first old army surplus Harley Davidson. There was only one seat so Big John just sat on the rear fender to ride back to the field. We were roaring down a rutted road and I decided to switch ruts and get a smoother ride. Well, the front wheel crossed the center grass strip in the old mud road but the rear tire caught a rut and whipped us around broadside. I laid the bike down on it’s side and felt John slide off the back. I was sliding along thinking things were going to work out just when the bike caught something and proceeded to flip over, throwing me ahead of it and then cartwheeling right over the top of me. The handle bar jabbed into my gut with the full weight of the bike on it and shut out my lights for a while. I still remember coming to and hearing the old Harley still thumping away off to the side and Big John asking if I was OK. I said I was and he said, “Well it doesn’t look like it.” He pointed to my elbow and I looked to see a big gash bleeding down my arm to my hand. The worst part of the deal was when he grinned at me—he hadn’t even lost the toothpick he had in his mouth! I wrapped my arm with a bandana handkerchief and we went back to baling hay–all busted up!


06/13/2019 (2707)


Sorry again for the long pause between postings. Not enough hours in the day.

Bernadette has recovered markedly well after having been in a coma state of being for 20 days. Her speech is much improved too. She still pretty much needs 100% assistance for everything. Once we get her on her feet she can walk very short distances with assistance. Most days she has forgotten yesterday and much of the current day. Some days are better than others. She knows the moment and all of us though. She strongly requested to have her feeding tube removed. She want’s no live support. For the past 6 weeks she has refused all her meds too. Two weeks ago we had her feeding tube remove. She’s well aware that if the time comes that she can’t swallow or is unconscious she won’t have food or water. That is her wish. We have been taking her out most days. Today she went with me to the Chung Hua Hospital to get some paperwork. She requested a whopper, so following our hospital visit, we went to Burger King. Tata and Mirasol are always along too, to get her in and out of the car, assist with her eating, bathroom, etc. It takes two. She can be a handful.



Happy 69th Anniversary to Floyd and Luella Halvorson Dion
Posting by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

June 2, 2019,

Dear Gary and Friends of Dunseith School Alumni,

Today, I  made a road trip  to  Dunseith and Little Prairie to remove memorial wreathes. I  stopped and ate  lunch (Truckers Special) at  Dale’s Cafe.  Dales has a new  indoor look. However,  the wait staff and cooks continue to be wonderfully courteous, pleasant and efficient.

After lunch I was treated with a  delightful chat with Floyd and Luella Dion. It seems I have known them all my life.  My parents held them both in high regard.

Floyd once lived  a couple miles south of the Seim and the Birkland farms. Or, a mile North of the Metcalfe’s of Rabbit City Lake. I believe, Floyd  also attended the Seim (Oakes) School along with thePeterson, Carlson, Seim, Olson and Birkland children.

As a child, youth and adult, I always felt  they always knew me by their kindly greeting. Floyd  calling me Vickie, Luella called me Vickie Sue,  and their  son, Dennis was the only classmate, I  allowed  to call me “Wickie”.

Floyd and Luella remain the same kind, wonderful pair they have always been. They will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on June 7, 2019.

Floyd and Luella Dion,
“You are  true role models of committed relationship!
I wish you, a most  Blessed Happy Anniversary.

Sincerely and most fondly,

Vickie Leona Metcalfe

Vickie: I ditto everything you said about Floyd and Luella. Such a lovely friendly couple too.



Priscilla Lamb Anklam Passed away (6/9/2019)
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70):  Bottineau, ND

Gary and Dunseith Alumni Friends,

Maternal aunt Priscilla  ( Lamb) Anklam passed away last evening/early   this a.m. at Rug by Hospital  Long Term Care.. Priscilla had a long history of comfort to our family. She was there  at our home in Marysville, that awful January night ,   Uncle Archie Metcalfe was killed. She was  a source of comfort for our  Dad  and mom whenever anyone   took ill. Dad would say to mom , “Call Priscilla.”: The last few years have been quite  difficult for Priscilla  after the   passing of her husband, Charles’ six Junes  ago. Vickie L Metcalfe 6/10/19


Peddlers and  Dad & Secret Laboratory
Posted by Vickie Metcalfe (’70) Bottineau, ND


Morning of June 4, 2019,

Gary and Friends of Dunseith,

Reading of this article I continue to  find hope in the people who value life  and continue diligently working in places like this laboratory!

But, I  hate peddlers!

I just walked Buie in his stroller.

It rained last evening leaving everything fresh although at 9:00 am, it  felt  soon be humid. Walking west a  nice little  refreshing breeze came up.

However  in front of my house the breeze was dashed.

A carload of people with Colorado plates in the shade parked. Immediately, I was way laid,  a clean cut, suited  man jumped out of the drivers side, with pamphlets.

After a greeting exchange about dogs, he told me he/they had a dog, a  home in CO  and  another in ND, He  started to ask questions  showing me a printed pamphlet  “What do you think about  the  future of this country?  He asking, ” Will it be: 1. getting worse,  2. same or  3. better……”

I quickly replied , “I believe ……… all will be  better.  I believe there are many good people in our country.”

He  praised about need for optimistic and …… tried to lead conversation  into  doubts  and  Bible.

I  politely and calmly, stated,  ” I know  what I  believe.” Then,  followed  quickly with a  red herring comment  about his  CO  plates.

I said, “I think ND should have the  same  rules as MT.  Everyone is required to put on  MT plates after 30 days of residency. I am going  in now.  Goodbye”.   Without another comment or look, I pushed Buie’s stroller into the garage.

Thiughts   of my  dad, “Whenever peddlers come about_____

Dad had a strong work ethic. He didn’t tolerate anyone disturbing his work, his strong faith, belief in right and wrong. Peddlars would quickly retreat, (while, I  as a little girl felt  the warm  heat flush of embarrassment)

But today,   I  give thanks  for  a strong  father’s vision. Dad never waivered in  his strong faith, belief, fond regard of friends, sense of humor, and love of  family all the  while at  the time, he struggled with diabetes, heart problems,and he and our mothers dimming losses of sight.”

To brighten my day I read BBC and I am  reassured  by knowing.  I will  choose to have  good day. Wishing you and yours all that is  good in your world.

Vickie Metcalfe


Metigoshe Lutheran Lakeside Chapel 1969
Posting by Doreen Larson Moran (BHS ’61):  Spokane, WA

I went to church at Metigoshe today to take in the remembrance of the dedication of the A-Frame chapel 50 years ago. The flyer, attached,  was included in the bulletin and the front was one of the older pix of the ‘new’ chapel.

Joel & Sonja Hernes were there and were recognized at the 1st service – I talked with them a bit after and went to the 10::30 service. LuAnn Soland had retrieved a reel to reel movie of that era of building; it was shown on screen which was fun to see but would be more fun in a small room with no lights. I couldn’t quite pick out familiar people.

I sat in a ‘family row’ next to Nate Olson with all of Luther’s there.

Nice to see familiar faces of Metigoshe… Allen Rude was there, there’s a memorial service at Salem cemetery for Virgil tomorrow. Also was greeted by Art Rude. Lloyd Larshus might have been the only ‘old-timer’

there – he’s probably the only one left from that era! Also was remembering today would be dad’s birthday, 104 years.

Metigoshe Lutheran Pastor Joel Hernes and his wife Sonya
Posted by Doreen Larson Moran (BHS ’61):  Spokane, WA

Pastor Joel Hernes and his wife Sonya  came spring of 1963 right after Pastor Grudt.  He was the pastor who married Bob and I Sept 7, 1963.

When we celebrated our 50th anniversary on the 7th of Sep in 2013, both of them were at our party at the LMCC.  It was a very fun time.  I have seen him through the years usually at Hostfest.  He came to visit Mom when she was in Trinity Hospital in 2005. I believe he told Bob in 2013 that he was in beginning stages of Parkinson’s.  In the picture both of them look so pale.  I wonder if the camera needed adjustment.  :) I think they must have been at the Sunday service celebrating the 50 year since the A Frame was used for the summertime worship services.


Pastor Joel Hernes and his wife Sonya
at Sons of Norway Norwegian Retreat


Blog (781) posted on April 22, 2010


Highway 43 CD request:
Request from Ele Dietrich Slyter (69): Dunseith, ND

I hope that Dick and his band will have some CD’s for sale at the reunion…I think a lot of people would like to have one.


Ele, I know a lot of folks are hoping Dick will have some CD’s available at the reunion too.


Dick is very careful not to mention his CD’s with our Blog. He prefers not to have this sight turn into a marketing sight.


Dick, with Ele’s request and others, we are certainly hoping you will have some of your CD’s available at the reunion? Gary




Esther Murray Fleming (65) will be attending the reunion: Flint, MI

Reply from Susan Fassett Martin (65): Spearfish SD

I am ready to go. Will be staying at the Super 8 in Bottineau. Please add Esther Murray Fleming to the list of attendees. I will pick her up at the Minot airport on my way up.

 Folks, I replied with a separate message to the class of 65 with Esther’s attending. Esther has only been back to Dunseith several times since graduating in 1965. She was able to attend our 2007 reunion with her husband. At that time she had not been back to Dunseith since about 1968. We are so glad that she will be attending our reunion next month as well.


Ann Gottbreht Flaata:
Request from Connie (Roger) Zorn Landsverk: Bottineau, ND

Hi Gary, fun looking @ the Dunseith alumni,

My friend Ann (Gottbreht) Flaata is married to Harlan & Joyce Flaata,s son Mark. Ann went to school in Dunseith & would like to receive the Dunseith alumni & sign up for the school reunion (DHS) this is her email address Ann Flatta@utma.com Connie (Zorn) Landsverk

Thank you Connie for including Ann.

 Ann, I believe Francie Gottbreht Dutra (63) and Mary Ann Gottbreht Brennan (58) are you aunts. What class year were you with when you attended Dunseith? Your husband Mark’s mother, Joyce Flaata, is also signed up for attending the reunion. Will Mark be joining you as well? Please let us know so we can add him to our list of those attending. Thanks, Gary


From Neola Kofoid Garbe: Bottineau & Minot, ND.

Folks, Neola sent this picture to me for Identification. I am 98% sure that this is Lester and Marion Johnson. Since the Johnson’s have been in our conversations in the recent past and with this being such a great photo, I want to post it.

Lester and Marian lived on the James Johnson home place located 1 1/2 miles west and a 1/2 north of the Ackworth Cemetery. Their home was on the north side of Bergan Lake. Their children Attended Dunseith for a number of years before transferring to Bottineau. Loren is their oldest. I’m not sure if he graduated from Dunseith or Bottineau?

Lester and Marian have lived in Bottineau for a number of years now. They live on Main street one block south of the Senior Center.

I would like to congradulate Lester and Marian on their 60th Anniversary. Gary

Lester and Marion Johnson


Danny Schimetz is a grandson of Stella’s. I’m not sure which one of her children he belongs to though? Colette (Reid Deceased) Pigeon Schimetz, is Danny by chance your son?

6/2/2019 (2706)

Fran Trambley
Message from her Daughter Shari Bazemore:  

Hi Gary,

I was doing some research online  and came across your blog –  you had questions regarding Frances Trambley ?  She is my mom. Let me know what info you are looking for.

Shari Bazemore


Earl Milbrath, a Bottineau Friend, Passed away
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe:  Minot, ND


This message hit me like a lead balloon. I guess people don’t live forever. I had no idea that Earl was ill or having health problems? Maybe he wasn’t?

When I was a kid, My dad used to work for Ed, Earl’s dad, both in the spring and in the fall harvest. They lived 4 miles west and 3 or 4 miles south of Bottineau. We’d drop him off at Ed and Tillie’s on Sunday nights and pick him up on Saturday nights after work.  Earl and Pearl lived there too. Dad remained good friends with all of them his entire life. Both at my folks 50th anniversary and at Dad’s 80th birthday celebration, at the Senior center, Ed told me lots of stories about Dad. All good. With the association of my dad, I knew both Ed and Earl pretty well. Earl more so in later years with my trips back to the area. In 2013 Earl gave me a tour of his farmstead and all of his farmland and that whole general area. Very impressive. We topped the tour off with a late dinner at the bakery.

I will for sure miss seeing Earl, all over town, with my trips back to Bottineau.

Earl was a Bottineau guy, but I’m going to post this on the Dunseith blog as well.



Earl Milbrath
Earl Milbrath

Earl Milbrath, age 90 of Bottineau, died Monday, May 27, 2019 at his home.  His funeral will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Grace Lutheran Brethren Church in Bottineau.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.



Blog (780) posted on April 21, 2010



I didn’t have an internet signal yesterday morning, so I was unable to post a blog. It was our bowling day too. Following bowling, we were invited out for dinner with several of our friends, as guests, at a local members only club. We didn’t get home until nearly midnight. We attended an all you could eat Prime Rib buffet. I have never eaten better Prime Rib. It was so moist and tender.


Dick/Brenda Johnson & Ron Hett (Highway 43 Band)


 Message from Floyd Dion (45): Dunseith, ND


Hwy 43 played at the Dunseith Sr. Center today, with people from Bottineau, residents from the Dunseith Nursing Home and local people . Dick, Brenda & Ron did a wonderful job with their instuments, If anyone likes REAL country music you will be able to hear them play May,22

nd at the Bingo Barn during the reunion. Dick is a wonderful singer.

Time is going fast, only a month until the reunion.


Floyd, I have one of their CD’s. They’re great!! As you said, Dick is a wonderful singer. I can not wait to hear them in person.

The reunion is getting close, one month from today. We’ll be leaving two weeks from this coming Tuesday. We’ll be spending a few days in the Seattle/Bremerton area before going to ND. We’ll be arriving in Minot at 4:00 PM on Sunday, May 16th. From there we’ll be getting a rental car and heading for Bottineau. We’ll be staying with my brother Darrel (Bud) & Debby. Gary


Reunion attendance list:

The folks listed below were added to my list with an update from Verena yesterday. These folks were not listed with day before yesterday’s posting.

For name tags, please verify that everything is correct. Please get back to me with any corrections. 

Diane Larson Sjol Minot, ND 1970
Jim Evans Dunseith, ND 1963
Cheri Metcalfe Evans Dunseith, ND 1974
George Gottbreht Dunseith, ND 1961
Rose Gottbreht Dunseith, ND 1961 Spouse
Linda Gunville Dunseith, ND 1979
Bernadette Peltier Dunseith, ND 1970
Carol Peltier Breland Belcourt, ND 1975
Sam Breland Belcourt, ND 1975 Spouse
Elaine Peltier Dunseith, ND 1974
Fern Peltier Dunseith, ND 1977


Don Lamoureux East Bethel, MN 1975
Elizabeth Lamoureux East Bethel, MN 1975 Spouse


Pictures from the Achieves:


These are pictures from Jared and Geraldine (Gee) Steele’s wedding. They were married, here in Cebu, on July 28, 2008 in beautiful ceremony in the presents of about 200 friends and relatives.

Following their wedding, It took 9 months or so for Gee’s Visa to be processed, enabling her to go to the USA. Jared came back here last May for her to accompany him back to Bottineau. Those were nine long months for both of them waiting for the Visa process. The average processing time is one year, so they beat the average.

By now, for those of you in the area, you have probably met Gee at the Bottineau Wal-Mart. She started working there, as a cashier, shortly after arriving in Bottineau. Gee has a bachelors degree for teaching too. I’m not sure if she has plans in pursuing her teaching career in the states or not.

Bernadette has promised to take Gee some dried fish with our trip back next month. I’m pretty sure there is not much demand for died fish in Bottineau. Without rice and dried fish these Filipino/Filipina’s have withdrawals.

Jared is originally from the Bismarck area. He works for Terry Moe (72) at “T’S Yamaha” in Bottineau.


Cebu, Philippines – July 28, 2008
Jared & Geraldine (Gee) Steele


Cebu, Philippines – July 28, 2008
Gary Stokes, Jared & Geraldine (Gee) Steele, Bernadette Stokes


Back: Roberta Hagen Striker (75)
Front: Kim Hiatt Hermann (77)