06/11/2022 (2796)

Good day folks,

Again it has been a long time not posting a blog. With getting married and all, I have been quite busy. Angel and I were married last week on Friday June 3rd. I have pasted our wedding picture at the bottom of this posting. We have known each other for nearly a year now. We get along well together and are very compatible. She is a bit younger than me, but non the less we get along very well.  All of my many Expat and local friends have readily accepted her. She treats me like a king and that is the truth. She is well educated with no kids and no prior marriages. She will treat and take care of me well in my golden years.

My current plans are to be in the Bottineau/Dunseith area from July 7th to August 4th. Angle has an appointment with the USA consulate for an interview for a Tourist visa. They are really backlogged. So she won’t be with me. If she gets her visa we will be back again next year. She really wants to meet my family, friends and visit the USA.



Luella Halvorson Dion (DHS – 1947) Obituary
Posted by Neola Kofoid Garbe neola@min.midco.net Minot, ND

Luella May Dion
October 6, 1927 – June 3, 2022

Luella May Dion, age 94 of Dunseith, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022 at her Home in Dunseith.  Her funeral will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery at Dunseith.

Luella May Dion, a daughter of Henry and Ida (Larson) Halvorson, was born on October 6, 1927 at Bottineau.  She was raised on the family farm northwest of Dunseith.  She attended Willow Lake Country School and later graduated from Dunseith High School.  She then taught at a country school.  On June 7, 1950, she married Floyd Dion.  They made their home in Dunseith.  Through the years, Luella worked at the Hosmer’s Grocery Store, the Dunseith Nursing Home and the Dunseith High School.

Luella was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Dunseith.  She was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary and the Dunseith Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her Husband, Floyd of Dunseith; son, Dennis Dion and his wife, Wendi of Minot; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Lester Halvorson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau.  Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.

Gary Stokes Comments:

I was so saddened to see Luella’s passing. She and Floyd have been one of the main Dunseith corner stones for years and years.

We extend our Condolences to Floyd and all of their families with her passing. She was a wonder person and will be dearly missed.




Posted by Vicky Metcalf (70):  Bottineau ND

Gary’s Note:
This is long past but I am going post it anyway. We wish the best for Warren too. Warren is good guy and well known in the area.

Gary and Friends of Dunseith Alumni,

    This morning  the dogs and on our daily a.m. walk,

I was informed  by  Lori his Sister-in-law , of an upcoming medical benefit for  Warren Schneider  .

Warren  is a Dunseith friend, classmate, DHS graduate and Main Street Bottineau businessman.

     Warren is known by many in the area for his kind and generous spirit!

As Proprietors of the Dog house Saloon:

For many in need, Warren and his wife Pat have sponsored medical benefits.

Warren for several years  organized sponsored and hosted bike giveaways for area children.

Warren through the years enjoyed  catching fish which he’d  prepared, cook and shared at the bar.

  Warren  is encountering  major medical  health challenges. His friends and family extend  an invitation.


SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022

  Thank you Gary and Dunseith Friends

Vickie L. Metcalfe 




Gary and Angel Stokes: 6/3/2022