Alfred Satrang (37) passed away:
CLARENCE “ALFRED” SATRANG, 92, Rolette, died Friday in a Rugby hospital. Funeral Tuesday, 11 a.m., Valle Lutheran Church, Rolette. People may sign the register book Tuesday, 9 a.m. until the service, in the church. (Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake)
Satrang Alfred 816 Eastern Ave Grafton, ND 58237 In nursing home in Rugby. D/Corrine’s address

I had a very nice visit with Alfred when I was putting his class list together. He told me that he was living in a nursing home, in Rugby, convalescing from an accident he had. He said his daughter Corrine was taking care of all of his business. He said she was living Grafton and he gave me her phone number. I called her and chatted with her a bit too. Her email address is Gary



Reply from Jean Nicholas Miller (66): GLENDALE, AZ

This is the first time I have replied to any of your emails but I do read them all the time and enjoy them. They bring back so many memories of growing up. I now live in sunny Arizona (since 1985) and love it. Regarding the cheerleader picture, the one on the left is Joann Houle and the others are as stated and I think the right is Sharon Wheeler? Keep us the good work.
Jean Nicholas Miller (66)
Reply from Marg Longie Wilcox (56): Vancouver, Wa
Good morning gary,
from the rainy state of washington!!
In the mrs. Houle obituary it is mentioned of the Vandal’s.
When I first moved to Dunseith, we originally came from St. John, No.
There was a Vandal family (HER FIRST NAME WAS Lorraine) that lived
across the street from us, and later moved to Minot, nd.
They opened up a niteclub I believe it was called the ” sunlight” nite
club near the airforce base in Minot.
Boy I am sure having to rack my brain for this info LOL.
My mom may have some pic’s of them.
Marge Wilcox
Reply from Sharron Gottbreht Shen (59): Everett, WA
Thank you for posting pictures and info of the Lillian Houle funeral. It was an honor to share a cup of tea with this warm and generous lady on a number of occasions when visiting in Bottineau. Lillian and my mom were born in the same year and had the experience of raising large families, many of which brave labors were managed alone. Her sparkle was a great tonic for my mom. I was forever stunned by her beautiful complection! Norman and Shirley would invite many of Lillians friends for Thanksgiving dinner; that meal was a gala event for Alma and we would get a full report in all corners of the USA. Great people/superior genes! My deepest sympathy and fond regard to the family of Lillian and Al Houle.

I recall when Gary and Bobbie Houle opened their home to me when Bobbie and I were searching for genealogy threads. Bobbie and I spent hours and hours at the MN State Library. Excellent resources. On that occasion I found data that confirmed the Gaudet/Rousseau line of Evelyn Gaudet Gottbreht, concluding over 15 years of frustrating search. Quite a high if you suffer from genealogy mania. Glad to have this opportunity to praise Bobbie and Gary Houle.

Sharron Gottbreht Shen

Reply to yesterday’s message from Glen William’s (52): Missoula, MT
Referance to the Three Amigos photo from class of 1952
Gary….Thanks…You might note that the drawing was provided by Gary Woodford’s Son in Law….Gary was I think in the Class of ’56
Glen, you were almost right. Gary Woodford was with the class of 55. Speaking of the name Woodford, we invite some friends of ours to our house for dinner last Sunday who are from Ireland, but are living her now. They had some friends visiting, also from Ireland, that accompanied them, whose name was Woodford. The Woodford’s are now living in Australia.