9/27/2022 (2799)

Hello Folks,

NOTE: At the moment I am unable to post pictures on our “Dunseith.net” Website. I haven’t taken the time to call our provider to have them fix it. I have to be on line and logged in for the process. This happened before.

It’s been a while since I sent the last Blog. Not much to post these days. We have pretty much covered Dunseith in it’s entirely from the 40’s thru the 70’s and later.

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mildred Parrill and Johnny Leonard. Both very well know in the Dunseith community, especially in their days.

Things are going very well for us here in Cebu, Philippines.

Angel has an appointment in February with the American consulate in Manila for her Tourist Visa.

Our plans are to Visit the USA in July, spending about 3 weeks or so in the Dunseith/Bottineau area.  We will be staying with my brother Darrel (Bud) and his wife Debbie in Bottineau.

Gary Stokes


Minot Hostfest: Posting from Brenda Johnson’s FB

Dick (’68) and Brenda Johnson’s Schedule

The countdown has begun. The Hostfest is finally here again after 2 years! Can’t wait to see all the entertainers, rosemaling, lefse and great food. We’ll be on the Mezzanine at 4:40 pm each day plus a nightly dance at 9:10 pm (Thurs & Sat) and 10:50 pm (Wed & Fri) in Reykjavik . Hope you can make it


Mildred Parrill Obit posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe.

DH Class of 1944 and Former Dunseith School Teacher

Mildred Parrill, age 96 of Bottineau formerly of Dunseith, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at a Bottineau hospital.  Her funeral will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00 am at the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith.  Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.  Burial will be at the Rendahl Cemetery.

 Gary Stokes Comments:

Mildred Taught school for many years in Dunseith. She was well liked by her students, the community and those she knew.

We extend our condolence to her daughter LeaRae Parrill Espe (’67),  her son Joel (’75) and her entire family.



John Leonard (DH class of 1964) Obit posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe.

John Leonard
May 28, 1944 – September 24, 2022

John Leonard, age 78 of Dunseith, died Saturday, September 24, 2022 at his home in Dunseith.  His memorial service will be held on Thursday, September  29, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith.
John H. Leonard, a son of Edward and Edna (Lilleby) Leonard, was born on May 28, 1944 in Bottineau.  He was raised in Dunseith and graduated from Dunseith High School.  He entered the US Army on December 16, 1965 and served until receiving his honorable discharge on December 15, 1967.  He returned to Dunseith and on March 14, 1970 he married he married Judy Bergan.  John worked for the City of Dunseith for many years.  He then worked for Johnson Plumbing and later Bartsch Electric in Rugby.
He is survived by his wife Judy of Dunseith; 3 sons, Stuart (DeAnna) Leonard, Steve Leonard and Scott Leonard all of Dunseith; 8 grandchildren; sister, Janice Workman of Auburn, WA and 2 brothers William Leonard of Mountlake Terrace, WA and Robert Leonard of Dunseith.
Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.  Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.

Gary Stokes comments.
I remember John well from our High School days. I remember him as being a very nice polite guy. May he rest in peace.