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Dewayne Bigleggins

Dewayne Bigleggins, 65, of Frazer died Aug. 26, 2023.

He was born in Poplar to Bernice Smoker Turntoes and Sherwin Bigleggins Sr. on Aug. 2, 1958.

He lived in Frazer most of his life and attended school there. Later, he enlisted into the Army. He also attended Trapper Creek Job Corps where he got a certificate in culinary arts. He loved to cook. He worked as a chef in Helena at the college and various other restaurants. At the time of his death, he was working at the Sherman Inn as a breakfast cook in Wolf Point.

After the Army, he went to Helena Vo-Tech and received his certificate in auto mechanics. He went to truck driving school in Omaha, Neb., and received his CDL. He drove for North American Van Lines for a few years. He also worked in Sitka, Alaska, on fishing boats, in Sidney at Sidney Sugars and as a maintenance worker for the Wolf Point hospital for a while. He was always working on his own vehicles and keeping them running.

He met Clarice Follette after he got out of the Army and they lived in Helena, Billings and Wolf Point and finally making their home in Frazer. They got married in 2015 after many years together. He helped raise her two sons, Christopher and Roy, who he took as his own.

He also liked to fish, hunt, play machines at the casinos, go for long ride with his wife, cook and work on vehicles. He was a quiet person and was very helpful to anyone who needed help.

He is survived by his son, Christopher Follette; brothers, Franklin Turntoes and David Bigleggins; and sisters, Wanda, Nettie and Erin Bigleggins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clarice Follette Bigleggins; and brothers, Sherwin Jr., Harold, Dwight and Rodney Bigleggins.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 19, at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Frazer. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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