Mary E. Bruhn
Mary E Bruhn, 93, of Wolf Point died Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Billings.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1929, in Dunseith, N.D., to Alex St Pierre and Virginia (Allery) St Pierre.
She married Gilbert J. Bruhn on June 14, 1949, in Dunseith. This union was blessed with four children: Mary Ann Shipstead of Billings, Gilbert J. of Glasgow, Deb White of Billings and Patty Hatvick of Andover, Kansas.
During her 68 years in the Wolf Point community, she was employed at Buttrey Foods, Citizens Bank, and Roosevelt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, from which she retired.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and the Altar Society. She was a devout Catholic and had a very strong faith. She later volunteered to clean the rectory, do laundry, and cook for Father Steve who is now in Billings and was able to visit with her, pray with her and administer the last rites.
She loved to crochet and made all of her children and grandchildren beautiful afghans. She and Gilbert spent many hours camping and fishing at Fort Peck Lake and they eventually bought a cabin at Poverty Ridge. The cabin was a family gathering place for spending time playing cards, fishing, hunting, holidays and special occasions.
She was a great friend to many and enjoyed her circle of card playing friends. The “girls” would meet twice a week to play, visit and enjoy lunch.
In 2018, she sold the house in Wolf Point and moved to Billings to live with her daughter Deb.
She is survived by her four children, 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert, in 2011; sisters, Rose, Florence, Christine and Marie; and brother, Walter.
A vigil service and Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Wolf Point at a later date. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.