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John Weeks

John Weeks, 74, of Wolf Point died Feb. 17, 2024. He had just returned home after attending his two of his favorite pastimes — basketball and bingo.

He was the sixth of 12 children born to Lillian De-Long Weeks and William Weeks Jr., joining sisters, Josephine “Jody” Neutgens, Dorothy “Dot” Balbinot, Jacqueline “Jackie” Weeks and Rita Weeks; brothers, Albert Dennis “Sonny” Lambert, Gary Farnsworth, William “Willie” Weeks III, David Weeks, Thomas Weeks, Robert James Weeks and Wayne Weeks.

He grew up and attended school in Wolf Point, graduating with the class of 1969. He and his best friend and brother, Willie, were active in track, football and basketball. The most notable was being on the winning team of the “Big 32” state championship in 1968.

He went on to play basketball at Dawson Community College and Western Montana College, enlisting in the United States Army in 1973. He left a legacy across the State of Montana and a variety of other states he frequented in his travels. His greatest pride and joy was watching his nephews and nieces play sports. He was always at their games, cheering them on. He had an uncanny memory and could recall scores and statistics o who made what point, when, and in what game or team for the past 60 years.

He served his community and tribes as a founding member of WPCO, board member and officer of Silverwolf Casino, and as a four-term Sergeant-at-Arms of the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board.

His presence at WPHS cheering his Wolves on and playing bingo at Silverwolf will be missed.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 26, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wolf Point. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Wolf Point. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was entrusted with the arrangements.

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