Dennis Espe (’56) Passed away

Dennis Espe

Born: August 30, 1937
Died: May 02, 2016

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Dennis Espe, age 78 of Dunseith, died Monday at a Minot hospital.
(Nero Funeral Home – Bottineau)

Gary’s comment

I was so saddened to hear this news. I didn’t realize Dennis was sick. So so sad. He was well known and very well liked. Such a loss. Dennis will be missed dearly.  Our condolences are with Peggy and all of Dennis’ family with his passing.


Blog (448) posted on May 7, 2009

Posted on May 7, 2009

Marion Stickland McFadden (57) Passed away:

From Lee Stickland (65): Dickinson, ND

Eric, Bros and Gary,

While Gloria and I were walking in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, I received a call from Eleanor Awalt Stickland, Leonard’s wife.

Dad’s youngest sibling, Marian, has passed away. I believe she was 70 years old. She was married to Robert McFadden and they lived in or near Columbus, OH.

I do not have any particulars. Maybe Sharon Peterson Harmsom (sp), my cousin, does or will shortly.

WE arrived home at 2 am this Wednesday morn, having been in San Marcos, at Erics’ for five full days. It took less than 6 full hours to go from San Diego to Bismarck; 4 hours 10 minutes flying time.

WE had 5 perfect nights’ stay at the Inns of America in Carlsbad, CA. I would recommend that property without any hesitation.

About time for milkin’ so best get some shut-eye.


From Bonnie Awalt Houle (56) Becker, MN

Dear Gary,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you that Marion Stickland McFadden of the class of 1957 died on Monday May 4, 2009. Marion lived in Howard, Ohio. The funeral is on Friday. Joy Stickland Peterson, and Eleanor and Leonard Stickland are inroute to attend the funeral and I will send more when they return.

Bonnie Awalt Houle (56)

Stickland Mcfadden Marion 720 Crestrose Cir Howard, OH 43028 (740) 393-1897 57

Stickland Peterson Joy PO Box 1029 Dunseith, ND 58329 (701) 244-2136 44

Awalt Stickland Eleanor/Leonard 1 Longview RD W Bottineau, ND 58318 (701) 263-3366 47

To the Stickland family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marion. Our condolences are with you. Gary

Question from Geri Metcalfe Munro (59): Fargo, ND

Gary—Where did that strange email address after my name on the reply re: the Roy family—-has that address gotten into the wrong place?

Geri, That is my friend’s email address from Bremerton, WA. I do a reply with all your messages, as I post them, to get your email address’. My friend had sent a message just after you and I got his message mixed up with yours when coping your address. I see I have it right today though. Sorry for the mix up. Gary

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

Folks, Albert and Gladys Rude lived a very short distance east and on the south side of the road from Salem Church, located on Highway 43 in the Hills. In my growing up days we were very close friends with the Rude’s. They were like family. We were all very active members of Salem Church. Their son LaVerne is married to Carrole Fauske (66). It was an honor to introduced Carrole and LaVerne at a basket ball game in Dunseith in 1964. They were married in 1967. Carrole and LaVerne live in Vancouver, WA. They, along with Carrole’s sister Connie (62) & her husband, who also live in the Vancouver area, will be joining us at the Seattle Dunseith Reunion Dinner, at the Best Western, in Seattle on July 24th. Gary

There’s only one picture of Connie. When I mail the other “Roy” picture, I’ll include this one, too.