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Erlenbusch, Holman, Hiwalker, Gunlock, Anderson, Roscovius

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Date: Friday, 25 January 2008, at 1:27 p.m.

Miscellaneous Custer County, Montana obits:

Lawrence Erlenbusch
Lawrence G. Erlenbusch, 65, of Angela died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the St. Vincent Hospital in Billings.
Mr. Erlenbusch was born to Gustav and Martha Erlenbsuch at the family home near Cohagen in the Wason Flats area on Sept. 13, 1939. He attended Pitzer country school for grades one through eight, Custer County High School, two years at Custer County Junior College, and graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman with a degree in Agricultural Engineering.
He was baptized and a confirmed member of the Neudorfor Lutheran Church at Purewater.
Mr. Erlenbusch was a lifelong farmer and rancher, devoted to the family farm. He was a strong and hard working man, single-handedly, managing his land and cattle after his father died in 1976. His mother lived with him on the family farm until she died in 2001.
His neighbors became his family along with his nephews and niece. Mr. Erlenbusch was kind and gentle with compassion and a big heart for those he was close to and whoever befriended him. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need and became a friend to everyone who returned his loyal friendship.
Attending auctions and drawing weather maps for the community were his passions. He was a skilled artist and drew many beautiful pencil and ink drawings and cartoons, which he so generously shared with friends. His penmanship was especially neat and fine.
He also belonged to a book club and enjoyed sharing his collection with friends, neighbors and family. Mr. Erlenbusch read many books and paid attention to details in the news and therefore delighted in conversations on any topic whether it was news around the world, politics, history, the future, agriculture or just plain everyday living.
His survivors include two sisters, Eileen Savage of Circle and Jerireann Finn of Billings; one brother, Harvey of Miles City; and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gustav and Martha.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment will follow on Friday, at 2:30 p.m. in the Neudorfor Cemetery at Purewater.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Should friends desire memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Jaunita Holman
Jaunita Holman, 74, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at the Holy Rosary Extended Care Facility in Miles City.
Beverly Jaunita Holman was born Dec. 20, 1930, in Deadwood, S.D., to Joseph Edward and Mathilda Bernice Pugh (Brammer). Her family moved to Alzada when she was an infant. After the move to Montana the Great Depression hit and the family was forced to move about the country trying to find work from Oklahoma to Portland, Ore. She graduated from Custer County District High School in 1948.
After graduating she and Richard Theodore Holman were married on June 5, 1949, at the First Presbyterian Church in Miles City.
In 1968, Mr. and Mrs. Holman where blessed with their first child, Richard Patrick, whom they adopted. Two years later they would adopt their daughter, Joleen Marie.
Mrs. Holman would always tell people that her children were special because God picked them out especially for her and her husband.
Mrs. Holman worked in the banking community of Miles City until the early 1970s. She left banking to be a stay-at-home mother. During that time she also baby sat.
In the late 1970s she returned to work as the manager at St. Vincent De Paul. In 1990 she retired from St. Vincent De Paul and worked part time at Taco John's until her health would not allow her to work anymore.
Mr. and Mrs. Holman enjoyed 42 great years of marriage together until his death in August of 1991.
Mrs. Holman was an active member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, cooking and reading. She loved spending time with her family and friends who loved her dearly.
Her survivors include her children, her son, Richard Patrick Holman of Billings and her daughter, Joleen Marie Brown, and her husband, Donald, of Streamwood, Ill.; a cousins, Billie Harms of Santa Anna, Calif., Roger H. Pugh of Kinsale, Va., and Argaylon King and family of Ekalaka; and a half-sister, Dorothy Allison of Sturgis, S.D.
She also is survived by her special family, Janet Cohenour and her children Bryce, Zach, Courtney and Shamber of Sydney.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents, Joseph and Bernice Rozell Pugh; and an aunt, Agnes Clark.�
A Vigil service will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at 6 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 7, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Miles City. Rite of Committal will follow in the Custer County Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Helen L. Hiwalker Ameohpsoe'pe (Walking Woman)
Helen L. Hiwalker, Ameohpsoe'pe (Walking Woman), 85, of Lame Deer, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at the Horizon Hospice House in Billings. She was born the daughter of Jerry and Alice Harris Kinzel on March 4, 1920, near Lame Deer. She was a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and grew up and lived on the reservation all of her life. On Jan. 17, 1937, she and George Hiwalker Sr. were united in marriage. To this union eight children were born. The couple were later divorced. She was a homemaker and worked for the Community Health Program. She enjoyed beading, quilting, doing traditional crafts and reading the Bible. Her survivors include her sons, Weaver Hiwalker and Floyd Hiwalker, both of Lame Deer; her adopted son, Jim Tushka (Belva) of Hardin; her daughters, Virginia Ferris of Fort Washakie, Wyo., and Rose LaFranier (Roy); her adopted daughter, Addie Baker; and a special daughter-in-law, Neva Hiwalker; Survivors also include her brother, Oscar Kinzel; her sisters, Cecelia Medicine Elk and Cyrilla Bearchum; her special nieces, Diane Rapos, Rosalie Tallbull and Joyce Knowshisgun; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, George Hiwalker Jr., Cleveland Hiwalker and Hank Hiwalker; her daughter, Patricia Hiwalker Hossner; her brother, Virgil Kinzel; her sisters, Emma Fotland and Rose Rapos; and her grandchildren, Michael Hiwalker and George Hiwalker III. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 1, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pentecostal Church in Lame Deer. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 2, 2005, at 11 a.m. in the Allen Rowland Gym in Lame Deer. Burial will be in the family cemetery near Lame Deer. Condolences may be sent to the Hiwalker family at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Gunlock
Helen Gunlock, 84, of Miles City, formerly of Billings, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, in Miles City.
Born on June 20, 1920, near Pompey's Pillar, the daughter of John and Katherine Metzger Giesick, she and her seven siblings were raised on the family farm.
In 1940 she and Sam Gunlock were married. Some of her stories were of their farm near Shepherd, the milk cows, her canary's songs, her sheep, and the garden. The couple raised three children together.
Later, she worked as a nurse's aide and a floral designer. Dancing was one of her favorite things in life, as was reading and listening to music.
In 2003, she moved to Miles City. Mrs. Gunlock truly enjoyed the medical and Hospice staff in Miles City who loved contributing to her hug collection. They often commented on her positive attitude, sense of humor and stories of her great-grandchildren in Miles City - the lights of her life - Dylan, Morgan and Sydney.
Cancer took her body, but not the memories to be cherished.
Her survivors include her sister, Esther Wilson of Billings; her children, Peggy Miller of Tacoma, Wash., "Sonny" (Lynette) Gunlock of Shepherd and Judy (Johnny) Yerger of Miles City; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Kathrine Giesick; and her siblings, Elizabeth Walker, Marie Strait, George Giesick, Molly Glantz, Adam Giesick and Dorothy Weis.
Services will be at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City on Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. Interment will be at a later date.
Should friends wish, condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Miles City.� Cremation will take place.

Maureen "Mourine" Anderson
Maureen "Mourine" Anabell Martin Anderson, 85, of Terry, formerly of Columbia Falls, died quietly Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the Prairie Community Health Center in Terry.
Born Feb. 25, 1920, in Wolf Point, she was the daughter of John W. Martin and Anna Sophia Erickson Martin. She attended Glasgow High School and on graduation was accepted into the Montana State University nursing program.
On completion of her schooling she was employed at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. It was at this time she met and married Robert A. Anderson, her husband of 59 years. They had two children, Barbara Lynne and Milo John Robert.
She is survived by her brother, Sherman (Mary) Martin of Marietta, Ga.; her sister, Colleen Talkington of Helena; her daughter, Barbara (Jerroll) Rittal; daughter-in-law, Debbie Anderson; granddaughters Linda Anderson of Columbia Falls, Jennifer (Gordon) Holton of McKinney, Texas, and Melanie (Loren) Knaphus, Salt Lake City, Utah; and a grandson, Robert (Katie) Anderson of Minneapolis, Minn.
Mrs. Anderson has one special great-grandson, Byron Holton, who loved to spend his summers with his Grandma Great. He will miss his Jigsaw Puzzle Pal. Mrs. Anderson also leaves behind two great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons; many nieces and nephews; and Gettie and Nina, her two very dear high school friends.
Always willing to help others, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson helped raise numerous young men and women who to this day call her "mom" or "grandma."
Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Glenn, Arnot and Iver; her husband, Robert; and her son, Milo John Robert.
She loved her Lord and served him faithfully. Mrs. Anderson was a published author with many writings revealing the depth of her faith. She always saw the positive in situations and thrived being around people. Her time spent sharing in the activities at the Senior Centers, both in Columbia Falls and Terry. provided many good memories for her.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Glacier Memorial Park in Kalispell. Family and friends will meet the Johnson Mortuary in Kalispell at 1:30 p.m. and proceed to the cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Prairie Community Health Center, Terry Senior Center, the Montana Eye Bank in Missoula or the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Sister Mary Helen Roscovius
ADRIAN, MICHIGAN - February 19, 2005 - Sister Mary Helen Roscovius, formerly known as Gertrude Mary Roscovius, died at St. Joseph Residence in Seattle, Washington. She was 95 years of age and in the 76th year of her religious profession: 74 years in the Dominican Sisters of Edmonds and 2 years in the Adrian Dominican Congregation.
Sister Mary Helen was born in Everett, Washington to Alexander and Nellie (Edwards) Roscovius. Sister graduated from St. Dominic High School in Everett, Washington and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Education from Seattle University in Seattle, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Library Science from Rosary College in River Forest, Illinois: a Master of Science Degree in Library Science from the University of Portland and a Master of Arts Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Montana in Missoula.
Sister spent 43 years ministering in education in Aberdeen, Seattle, Everett and Walla Walla Washington, and Miles City, Montana. She was Principal of St. Mary School in Aberdeen for two years. Sister served as Librarian for 10 years in Blanchet High School in Seattle, DeSales High School in Walla Walla and Sacred Heart High School in Miles City. From 1964 to 1968 Sister was Reference Librarian at Seattle University. Sister retired in 1974 at a private residence and came to Assumption Convent in Seattle in 1996.
Sister Mary Helen is survived by a sister, Louise Gilday of Stanwood, Washington, and by loving nieces and nephews.
A Vigil Service will be on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. at Assumption Convent in Seattle. The Funeral Liturgy will be offered at St. Joseph Residence in Seattle on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Seattle, Washington.
Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan, 49221.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hoffner, Fisher & Harvey Funeral Home of Seattle, Washington.

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