23 June 2022

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Cyndy Panasuk

Cyndy Panasuk


Cyndy Panasuk, 66, died Monday, June 13, 2022, at her residence in Bainville. Cynthia Helen Panasuk was born on July 18, 1955, in Sidney to Harry and Helen Foss. She was the second born of four girls who grew up on the family ranch out on Charlie Creek, working the cattle and the fields alongside her sisters and her parents since she was young. She went to elementary school at Ruffatto School until the seventh grade before attending high school in Culbertson. After she graduated, she attended Montana State University - Bozeman and finished school at Eastern Montana University in Billings with a degree in education. She began her teaching career in Sidney, moved to Brockton, then finished in Bainville. Over the years, she taught a variety of grades, kindergarten through high school. She loved each of her students like kids of her own and, even though she retired, she didn’t let that end her teaching adventure as she subbed at the Bainville School for years after. She met Miles Panasuk and they married in 1985, planting their roots in Bainville. Later, her son Jake and daughter Nena were born and were truly the pride and joy of her life. She always enjoyed a challenge. Whether it was puzzles, a half marathon, quilting, starting CrossFit after retirement and many more difficult activities, she loved to challenge her brain and body. She and Miles began wintering in Wickenburg, Ariz., where she took up hiking and

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Maynard Hawk

Maynard Hawk


Maynard Lionel “Skeedo” Hawk, Charging Whirlwind Horse, 71, of Poplar died June 14, 2022. He was born to Edward Michael Hawk and Almena Necklace on May 11, 1951, in Poplar. He grew up in Fort Kipp, just west of town on the old highway. Much of his time was spent with his relatives Rusty, Dusty, Lyle, Louis “Jack” Youpee and Sissy Anderson. He later moved to Poplar and stayed with his cousins, the Dennys. He had two children with Flora Hapa: Monella Rose Hawk and Herman James Hawk, who died at a young age. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1970 and later was honorably discharged. He married June Greybull in the 1980s. He had various jobs, mainly for the BIA Road department, and did some sub-contracting for Fort Peck Housing. He also had many interests and hobbies throughout his lifetime, some of which included working horses, hunting, fishing, mechanic work and coaching baseball championship teams. He was also a men’s traditional style dancer, played the bass and rhythm guitar and enjoyed playing bingo. He and his wife, June, were members of the Poplar Assembly of God Church and were baptized together as a

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Stanley Kirn

Stanley Kirn


Stanley “Sweed” Maurice Kirn, 85, of Wolf Point died June 7, 2022, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point. He was born on March 26, 1937, in Poplar to Leslie (Red) Kirn and Alice (Archdale) Corpron. On Jan. 14, 1955, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was stationed in San Francisco, Calif., and honorably discharged on June 17, 1958. He started employment with the oilfields and spent the rest of his years truck driving. In November 1987, he married Delores (RedThunder). He enjoyed spending time with his family and was known for feeding the ducks at Frontier Park. He would take little drives to all the bread stores and collect all

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Jessica Failing

Jessica Failing


Jessica Rose Failing, 28, of Wolf Point died June 6, 2022. She was born on June 14, 1993, to Gerald Alan Failing and Dena Amelia Duncan in Yakima, Wash. She joined brother Jared and sister Jade. She returned to Poplar with her family as a baby. She resided between Poplar and Wolf Point with a brief stay in Bismarck, N.D. She married Terrill Berger and they had three children, Priseis Rose’Jerald, Laucus Jax and Amelia Elizabeth. Sometime after their divorce, she met Duane Good Track. They later married and, to this union, Ezekiel Geremiah was born. Although she had internal battles since she was young, losing her mother at the age of seven, this didn’t hinder her ability to shed love into the world. There’s nowhere this was more apparent than her love with babies. She’d care for and adore her baby dolls with such a mature motherly love since she was little. This love constantly grew with nieces and nephews, and especially when she began having children of her own.

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Chauncey Whitright

Chauncey Whitright


Chauncey Franklin Whitright III, 61, of Wolf Point died June 8, 2022, at NEMHS Trinity Hospital. He was a true Native warrior who fought not only for what he believed in but for all Native Indian people all over the world. He fought alongside other great Native warriors, starting with his mother, Myrna Jy Boyd, who was the leader of the Montana Chapter American Indian Movement; Russel Means; Hank Adams; Buddy Red-Bow; and many other great Native warriors. He accomplished so much throughout his life and will be remembered and honored for all the battles he had fought, organizations he helped start and was involved in, including Walks for Society, A.I.M, and Humans Rights for Indian People in the Third World Country. There wasn’t anything he

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Justine Shields

Justine Shields


Justine “Tina” Shields, 50, of Poplar died May 26, 2022, in Wolf Point. She was born Feb. 9, 1972, to Joyce Ricker and Joseph Shields Jr. In her lifetime, she enjoyed scratch cards, playing machines, cards, take selfies, visiting, cruising and laughing with family and friends. Her laugh was one of a kind — when you heard it, you knew it was Tina. She lived most of her life in Poplar and Wolf Point. She received her education on Poplar and Anadarko, Okla. She worked at Wal-Mart, Buckhorn, Tribal Express and the Homestead Inn. She was always willing to lend a hand and help in anyway she could. She was a generous and caring person. She became a mother and is survived by Samir, Adison, Ryan, Leelani, Damon, Alyna, Tyrell, Anthony, Kaiyla and Nichole. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren; sisters, Kitty Reynolds of Phoenix, Ariz.,

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