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Obituary

Dec 24, 2012

Leif C. Havig

Leif C. Havig, 88, of Billings, Mont., passed away peacefully on Dec. 7, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings. He was born Jan. 10, 1924, to Andrew and Louise (Dohlen) Havig in Rolette, N.D.

Leif attended LBI in Minneapolis, Minn., where he met the “love of his life”, Carol Beck. They were married on Sept. 25, 1954, in Racine, Wis.

Leif spent his years farming as well as owning the Bible, Book, & Gift Store in Rolette. They moved to Billings, in 1987. In 2001, he was ordained by R.A.I.N. Throughout his life, his love for the Lord opened countless doors to minister to the hurting. He had a passion for ministering Jesus to children and really all who he came in contact with. His life exemplified a true man of God as shown through his love, kindness, gentleness, peace, and the stability he provided as a patriarch. The power of the Word was made evident in his life, for which we as a family are eternally grateful.

Leif is survived by his wife; sisters, June Ellingson of Mesa, Ariz., and Loretta Tiegen of Olympia, Wash; his children Susan (Terry) Havener of Billings, Mark (Cynthia) Havig of Minot, N.D., and Jeffrey (April) Havig of Fairbanks, Alaska; his grandchildren Erica (Dan) Owings, Heidi (Sean) McFarlane, Jacob (Jaqui) Havener, Lucas, Megan, and Kaitlin Havig, Shai-An (Chris) Oak, and Cody (Nicolle) Havig; and his twelve great-grandchildren; two cousins; several nieces; nephews; brother-in-laws; and sister-in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael; brother, Orville.

A special thank you to Dr. McClave and his staff and doctors and nursing staff at St. Vincent.

Celebration of Leif’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in Rolette, N.D., at a later date in the summer of 2013.

Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.cfgbillings.com through “Our Families.”

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Obituary

Dec 24, 2012

August

Bachmeier

August Bachmeier passed away peacefully on December 10th 2012 from complications of cancer. He is survived by his wife Caroline and 6 children: Mary Hill (Steve), Ralph Bachmeier (Elaine), Julieann Zettel, Gary Bachmeier (Connie Ellis), Patty Carr (Michael), Douglas, and daughter-in-law Gina Bachmeier, 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grand children.

August was born June 19, 1931 in Orrin, North Dakota to George Bachmeier and Theresa (Kuntz). He married Caroline (Selzler) in 1953. He farmed until 1963, when he moved to Renton, Washington. He became a machinist and later had a tractor farm in Sumner. He was still active in his machine shop and enjoyed lunches out with friends. He was a collector of tractors and other treasures but the biggest treasures were his family and friends.

He had time for everyone and always made them feel special.

What we cherished most was that he was happy, positive, tender- hearted, and always had a twinkle in his bright blue eyes.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sisters Betty Schneider, Mary Held, Cecilia Heilman and infant brother, Adam.

He is also survived by siblings Ann Selzler of Harvey, Phyllis Bickler of Monroe, WA, Helen Wienecke of Oregon, Carol Dresser of Tenn., and Nick Bachmeier of Rugby, ND. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sts Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church in Orting, WA at 2:00 pm on December 14, 2012. Rosary will be held December 13th at 7:00 pm.

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Obituary

Dec 24, 2012

Theodore

Schuler

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Nelson Funeral Home Chapel in Leeds for Theodore Schuler, 72, Leeds, formerly of Langdon, who died Monday, December 10 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Theodore was born in Fargo on March 11, 1940 and was adopted by Joseph and Frances Schuler, Mt. Carmel. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school. The family moved to Langdon, and he attended St. Alphonsus Catholic School. He served in the army at Colorado Springs, Colo., and did one tour of duty in Germany. In 1963 he married Mary Lou Nowatzki. For many years he had his own construction company based in Seattle. In 2006 he retired and moved to Leeds, where he still did remodeling and odd jobs.

He is survived by his wife; sons Kelly, Jeff, Donnie and Dean, Seattle, Wash.; Chief Petty Officer Jason, Fort Mead, Md.; seven grandchildren, nieces, nephews; brothers, George, Flagstaff, Ariz.; Al Sonju and Mike Sonju; sisters, Margaret Skjerven, Dorothy Sonju, Irene Sonju, Eleanor Theobald and Stephanie Stober.

He was preceded in death by his adoptive parents; birth mother, Eileen Sonju Benhardus; and brother, Andy Sonju.

Father Joseph D’Aco officiated. Music was provided by Lucia Jacobson.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home, Leeds.

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