Frederick Charles Rathert, 82, died Sept. 8, 2022, at Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point.
He was born in Wolf Point in 1940, the son of Francis and Charles Rathert.
He attended St. Olaf College, where he met and married Kathy Jorgenson. After graduating, the couple moved to Missoula, and he attended the University of Montana School of Law. While in Missoula, they celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Kristin.
The family moved to Williston, N.D., and he began law practice at the Bjella and Neff firm — later Bjella, Neff, Rathert, Wahl and Eiken.
They had two more daughters, Karin and Gretchen, and a plethora of pets.
He enjoyed hauling the family to horse shows and rodeos. He loved fishing. They spent much of their free time trolling for walleye, and he was a member of the Whopper Club. He was a passionate hunter. In his later years, he hauled his larger-than life goose decoys to the Montana ranch so he could snuggle inside the vinyl with his dog Red, and they would snooze between shooting at the gaggles of geese flying overhead.
He was an active member of the community and church. He was ombudsman for Bethel Lutheran Home and volunteered for the Rural Water Association and for the Medora Foundation. He was a member of Gideons. Along with Kathy, Fred led Bible studies in prisons through the Kogudus Renewal
The Wolf Point School board made the decision during its meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, to interview two superintendent candidates.
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Roosevelt County resident and
Northern Plains Independent publisher Darla Downs has filed an affidavit of individual challenging an elector with the Roosevelt County clerk and recorder that claims Roosevelt County Attorney Frank Piocos falsely filed as an elector for the 2022 election.
Downs claims that Piocos, who ran unopposed in the Nov. 8 election, falsely claim...
( Publisher’s Note: The following blotter includes the activities of the Wolf Point police and fire departments Nov. 14-20. All those cited or arrested are presumed innocent.)
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( Publisher’s Note: Each week, the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office distributes an inmate roster with the names of persons incarcerated at the jail and does not necessarily mean there is a new charge or conviction.)
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