Wolf Point Herald

MacKeon Schulte

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MacKeon Daniel “Mackey” or “Mac” Schulte, a sophomore at Billings Senior High School, was suddenly called to his home in Heaven on Sunday, the 17th of May, 2015.
He was born in Vail, Colo., the 10th of August, 1999, to Sean-Paul and Valerie J. Carr Schulte. He grew up in Wolf Point, Helena and Billings, Mont., with his parents; his sister and best friend, Kylen Schulte; his step-father, Kyle; half-sister, Marlo Schulte; and half-brother, Xander Schulte; and step-sister, Tia Piersak.
In the summers, he enjoyed playing with his grandparents; he especially loved fishing and golfing with them
“Mackey” will be most remembered for his silent strength, his loving and lovable nature, his rare kindness, his athletic abilities and his ever enduring and most endearing sense of humor. He will be  missed by so many, leaving in his lasting wake numerous heartbroken family members and friends.
Funeral services were held May 21 at Dahl Funeral Chapel in Billings, followed by interment beside his niece, Blayke Sinéad Schulte, at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park.
Contributions for the Mackeon Daniel Schulte Memorial Fund can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank location.
Memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlfuneralchapel.com.
(Paid Obituary)

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Thomas Montclair Sr.

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Thomas James Montclair Sr., “Tatanka Cikana,” “Little Buffalo” died  May 21, 2015, at Saint Vincent's Health Center in Billings.
He was born Nov. 2, 1990, to Marian (Clincher) and Clayton Montclair Sr. in Poplar. He lived and attended Poplar Public Schools and also attended Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Ore., in his high school years.
While he was growing up, he was a root digger and always wanted to keep up with his brothers. He especially loved trips to Fort Yates, N.D., where he would fish — he never caught one, but never gave up trying. In junior high school, he played one season of football with the Poplar Indians. When he got older, he took interest in working on cars and stereos.
He met Marya White in April 2007. Together, they have four children: Krystiana, Krystina, Thomas Jr. and Derrick Montclair. He enjoyed being a dad and they kept him busy. He liked to load up the children and go for long rides in the country, showing them all the beautiful things Mother Nature made. He loved listening to music.
He is a descendant of Chief John Lone Dog, one of the last of Sioux Indian Chiefs on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. He did a Buffalo Count, which is on display at the Smithsonian Institute of Art in Washington, D.C. He was very proud of his Indian heritage and grew his hair long in the Indian tradition.  
He is survived by his wife, Marya of Poplar; children, Krystiana, Krystina, Thomas Jr. and Derrick Montclair, all of Poplar; mother, Marian Montclair of Poplar;  step-father, Bruce Johnson of Missoula; sister, Marise Headdress; brothers, Jesse, Clayton Jr., Gregg, Louis, Silas and John Montclair, all of Poplar; grandmothers Roberta Clincher of Laurel, Angeline Montclair of Fort Yates, N.D., Mona Bear of New Town, N.D., and Iva Dean of New Town, N.D.
A wake will be held Thursday, May 28, starting at 7 p.m. and the funeral will be held Friday, May 29, starting at 11 a.m. at the Poplar Cultural Center in Poplar. Interment will follow at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Barrie Jones

Barrie Marie Jones, 23, died May 22, 2015, near Poplar.
A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Poplar Cultural Center. Interment will follow at the Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point is in charge of arrangements.

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Raymond Rahn

Raymond Rahn, 62, died May 24, 2015, at his residence north of Frazer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point.  Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point has been entrusted with arrangements.

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Alfreda Drabbs

Alfreda Drabbs, 93, died Sunday, May 17, 2015.
She was born June 10, 1921, to Alfred and Eleanor Sigg near Joliet. She was the second of seven children. She attended school in Joliet and then the Montana State College in Bozeman, graduating in 1943.
She was proud of the fact that she worked at the fish hatchery in Yellowstone National Park for a summer. She also attended Columbia in New York for a year. She taught in Big Sandy before accepting a teaching position in Hinsdale, where she met and later married Foran Drabbs. They raised six children — Mary Eleanor, Francis, Charles, George, Aline and Nancy. They farmed and ranched north of Hinsdale, selling the ranch and moving into town in 1967 where she returned to teaching.
When she retired from teaching in 1974, she accepted the position of Valley County Superintendent of Schools. After she retired as superintendent, she traveled visiting friends and family. She enjoyed her work, her students, and the comradery of her fellow teachers. She liked trying crafts of all kinds including knitting and crocheting, but she loved quilting. Foran died in 2001 and she later moved to Malta.
She is survived by her sisters, Barbara Warddrip of Billings and Carolyn Pilgrim of Wolf Point; brother, Jake Sigg of San Francisco, Calif.; daughters, Mary Drabbs of Albuquerque N.M., Aline Yergler of Kellogg, Idaho, and Nancy Salsbery of Malta; sons, Frank Drabbs of Malta, Chuck Drabbs of Three Forks and George Drabbs of Malta; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Foran; and her sisters, Julia Slack, Martha Neutgens and Audrey Larson.
A gathering for friends and family will be held at 5 p.m. Friday July 3, at the home of Frank and Khristi Drabbs, 424 S. Second Ave. E., Malta.

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