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SIDNEY HERALD Milestones WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011 3A Katherine M. Shevlin Obituaries Dennis Fuhrmann 1915-2011 1947-2011 Katherine Mary Shevlin left this full and long earthly life surrounded by family members in Helena on July 24, 2011. Kay, along with her twin brother, Kenneth, was born July 6, 1915, in the small town of Lambert• Her par- ents, Bernard and Katherine Mullin Backes, homesteaded in the area in the early 1900s. Two of Kay's brothers, Alonzo and Ken, died at ear- ly ages. Ben and Katie Back- es kept their family consist- ing of Kay and her brother Otto, going through the tough years of drought and then the depression by their hard work in farming, ranching, dairy/creamery, gasoline distributorship and service stations. Katie Backes wanted her daughter to have a college education• Despite financial hardships, Kay graduated from MSU, now the Universi- ty of Montana, with a B.A. degree in 1938. She remained a loyal Grizzly fan and en- joyed watching their sport- ing events on television. She attended her 60th class re- union at the 1998 graduation ceremonies at UM when one of her grandchildren was ob- taining her BA degree• During the 1930s, Ben opened a service station in Wheeler to service the needs of the workers at the Fort Peck Dam operation• It was here that Kay met a young Irishman by the name of Patrick V. Shevlin who was working at the site. Although born in Chicago, Pat was raised in Laurel and consid- ered Montana his home. On Oct. 8, 1942, Kay and Pat were married at St. Theresa's Catholic Church singing, however, was not part of any ability that was passed on to the children. Kay and Pat also enjoyed dancing and they were quite good at it. They especially enjoyed square dancing. Kay was last seen dancing at grandchildren's wedding parties after she turned 90 years old. Following Pat's retirement from the Veteran's Adminis- tration in 1974, the couple be- gan enjoying winters in Ari- zona. Kay continued spend- ing the winters in Apache Junction after Pat's death in 1976. She also did some world traveling but always appreci- ated returning to Montana. Kay moved from Miles City to Helena in the early 1980s and built one of the first homes in the then-new Cloverview development on the golf course• Although not a golfer herself, she en- joyed watching them play. Errant golf shots that ended up in her yard became gifts to her grandchildren. She spent time watching her grandchildren in various sporting and academic en- deavors. (Helena). Surviving grand- children are Brian and Heidi Shevlin (Virginia Beach, Va.), Dan Shevlin (Missoula), Amy Friede (Conrad), Travis and Anna Shevlin (Bel- grade), Patricia and Brett Greene (Portland, Ore.), Theresa Bryant (Helena), Michael Shevlin (Boise, Ida- ho), Katie and Matt Boynton (Missoula), and Jason Shevlin (Bozeman). Surviv- ing great-grandchildren are John Anthony, Cecilia and Agatha Friede; Chad and De- siree Shevlin; Ella, Hannah and Bailey Greene; and Shauntiel, James and Nathin Bryant. Kay is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces and extend- ed family. Kay passed away on the sixth anniversary of the death of her sister-in-law Marie Ann Prevost Backes Logue. They were both born in July a few weeks apart, were classmates at Lambert Schools, shared a deep reli- gious faith and enjoyed spending winters in warmer climates. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2011, at St. Mary's Catholic Commu- nity in Helena• Funeral cele- bration will take place at St. Mary's at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. Internment with a graveside service will take place at Calvary Ceme- tery in Miles City Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. with a meet-the-family gath- ering at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Pallbearers will be Kay's grandchildren. Kay appreciated higher ed- ucation and participated with family members in es- tablishing endowed scholar- Funeral service for Dennis Fuhrmann, 64, Sidney, is at 10 a.m, Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Fulkerson Memorial Chapel, Sidney, with Rev. Bob Unterseher officiating. Casketbearers are Jan Kvaalen, Jake Obergfell, Rob Knotts, Kent Rehbein, Roger Fultz and Jason King. Ushers are Steve Lunderby and Terry Sharbono. Musical selections will be by Colene Ninneman. Interment will be in the Sid- ney Cemetery under the di- rection of the Fulkerson Fu- neral Home of Sidney. Re- membrances and condolences may be shared with the fami- ly at Dennis Lee Fuhrmann was born April 9, 1947, along with his twin sister, Diann. They were the seventh born to Herb and Alma (Tenney) Fuhrmann. Dennis was educated at the Hardy Ridgelawn School and Sidney Public School. He went into the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam con- flict. Dennis was honorably discharged and returned to Sidney. Dennis was united in mar- riage in 1968 to Dorothy Volk. They enjoyed their lives to- gether for 43 years. To this union two children were born, Jeff and Deanna. Dennis worked in the oil fields for many years, In'st as a seismic grater with his brother Herbie, then as a roughneck with Noble Drilling, and as a tool pusher for Brinkehoff Signal. Dennis went to work in the sugar beet fields at GreybuU, Dissolutions Wyo. As a young man grow- ing up he worked for his fa- ther raising sugar beets in Richland County in Sidney He returned to his fn'st love working the land. Later he moved back to Richland County and worked for area farmers and ranchers. He al- so worked for a time at Farm Hand in Billings. Dennis always loved the people he worked for and was eager to show family and friends the operation. He worked for Oscar Kvaalen and then for Jan Kvaalen. Dennis enjoyed fishing, hunt- ing, his garden, cooking and telling jokes! Dennis Ftthrmann passed away Saturday July 23, 2011, at his home in Sidney. Dennis is survived by: his wife, Dorothy Fuhrmann, Sid- ney; son Jeff (Heidi) Fuhrmann and their chil- dren, Angle, Brandy and Bai- ley, Dawson, Texas; daughter Deanna (Francisco) Aguilar and their children Marcus, Cruz and Felix, Sidney; broth- ers Charles (Dianna) Fuhrmann, Wickenburg, Ariz., and Sonny (Donna) An- vik, Sidney; sisters Shirley (Conley) Cayer, Sidney, and Diann (Ray) Unterseher, Wat- ford Ci~ N.D. Dennis was preceded in death by: his parents, Herbert and Alma; his daughter, Den- nise; siblings Alta, Herbie, Clarence and Katy; and his fa- ther-in-law, Lawrence Volk. "The family Of Randy Nankivel would°li e t0 extend I our heartfelt thanks for all the support we have [ received since Randys passing. i;0ur thoughts, ] "k'l • prayers and kind words have meant -.. I Sidney Fire Wed., July 20: Gas line leak, northwest Sidney. Fri., July 22: Grass fire, County Road 126. Fd., July 22: Hay bale fire, Hwy 16. in Lambert. Shortly after One of the things that Kay ships at the University ofAnril ] * oL., kM ..... el DIr~r[ a v their wedding, Pat reported ....... ,~-one.a K p ssed on to her children, Montana, Montana State ...... ,:;-," "7."T". , .................. wang; ~pr. zo-renny ~epnarr ana for active duty in the U.S. Air granacnnaren ana great university ana t~arron t~oi- c'~3 a~,h~,~. ~^,, o Jomo. Corps and was stationed in grandchildren was her love lege. In lieu of flowers, the Aisenbre" and Melanie Aisenbre"" Ft. Douglas, Utah. Kay re-for chocolates There werefamily suggests contribu- ,, ^. ~', ...... .~Y'I ,,~ ........... , ~ ~ . usuall- candies av- -"-'-" .......... ~ay z-Linaa LarKa ana ~ean LarKa; I i~ o.J= wasneo rOCK ana sane, concrete, grave~ and din naumg eump ~rUCK mained in Montana and _ y ..... auaum t.mnsto iunus or cnarl- May 23-Kathy Alberg and Mark I O~ 433-1572.After Hours Phone: 488-5093 MT/ND I worked at various jobs until ano most nKety a cnocoiate ties at cnoice. Albern" Me" 27 Laura Ler and I ...... Toll Free 1-888-482-1572 I Pat returned• They were liv- cake awaited any visitor to The family would like to , ?' , L.. ......... I ~ ~NIm~i~l~l~ ~ SJdne,, I ............ ~ ........... ~ranaon Ler tlOmrl; ~ay ,:,l-~nnTon I aill~Rip,,==~ ~llil~ • i ingl~ Greab~ when their bra+i'-- '-* r,,~. a~~!.~A~-~!~ ~~" Wh~ey and tancrWh,tney (tb,a¢)~ . borr~ in February 1945. Pat i ........ ~" -_ Jun~ l-Mardyn Sackman and hide.. ~..," was',ransferred to Glasgow lntetU~a a:etp~~%~ Sa:~k~C:l:;bj~2:7_~:a;d~:meed ~ ,._~ I and then Miles City where chocolate frosting sharedSt. Peter's for their ureat ..... ' ~ ,,, , I ~~w_/" ~ £~ru.4~r~¢.o/ =~:~l~l .... w INelson ana uarren iNelson; June Joseph Francis was born inwith children, grandchil-care, attention and concern 30-Terry Klein and Pamala Klein, ]he fi~mily of Albert Anderson would hke to thank all of those November 1946. March 1948 dren, great-grandchildren saw the arrival of Mary and fellow residents at As- Katherine and the family pen Gardens• was complete with the birth Kay, with the assistance of of James Michael in May her son Jim for the past two ]950. years, lived in her own home Kay and Pat were kept very until after Thanksgiving busy raising their active 2010 when she went to live at children• Their large garden the Waterford. Following a on Custer Avenue reminded stay at the Big Sky Care Cen- the family of their agricul- ter, she recently moved into tural ties to their Lambert Aspen Gardens and was en- and Ireland families• Base- joying her new life there• ball seasons and swimming Kay was preceded in death lessons occupied their sum- by her husband, Patrick, mers along with tending the daughter Mary Kay, brothers garden and marketing pro- Alonzo, Kenneth and Otto, duce to the neighbors. Also nephew Kenneth Backes, the children were given in- niece Barbara Backes Ket- strumental music lessons• terling, and sisters- and The need to be able to play brothers-in-law. She is sur- an instrument reflected vived by sons John and Pen- Kay's and her father's love ny (Conrad), Joseph and for music• The gift of Cherie (Helena) and James The honor of your presence is requested at the ceremony ttrdtin| Jessica Marie Miller and Michael Dugan Steinbeisser Friday, Jtdy 29 219 7th St, S,E., Sidney, MT Reception to folkrtv atthe ~rFw Trucking Available Please contact Keltz Hall at KC Transport & Sand 406-433-7263 The next Denim Day will be Friday, July 29 proceeds will go to Sidney Performing Arts Council 406-480-2040 (Cell) kcsand@mi shown to Mum during the July 6Angela Romo and Robert who supported us during Albert's illness, most particularly last few months. Condolences may be sent Romo; July 6-Laurie Radford and his care givers at Sidney" Health Center Extended Care Angel Roger Radford; July 13-Shane Avenue and Dr. Trevino and his office staff. to the family by visiting Iversen and Jennifer Iversen. We would also like to thank Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Pastor David Huskamp for officiating at Albert's funeral. jloAnne Christensen and Gary Rauschendorfer tbr the beauiful Cheek out our new Jmusic, the Montana Honor Guard tbr the militau( honors cere- NFL & MLB Itne! ]many, ushers Steve Paladichuk and Duane Anderson, the SVLC IWomen of Life Caring Com~nittee for the funeral luncheon CtRII~y DouqueI 1( 8 E, Main, Sidney, 433-2263 land AI McGahan and Melod~ Buxbaum of Fulkerson Funeral a ,,ear .st wu.. Illume. ]hank you also to all of Albert3 many friends and rela- laves tbr your kind words, thoughts, cards mad prayers. l Marlyn and Tom Carlin Sidney Circle Southwest Sidney to 5th St. SW Wednesday: Southwest & Northwest from 5th St. to Holly Thursday: Above Golf Course Industrial Park - North & South Meadow Northwest Trailer Courts Friday: Southeast Section of Sidney Northeast Section of Sidney R PERMITTING 35 years less Roof Completely STOPS all leaks ~/()rk on all Farm Building r~r Quonset - Shop Roofs - Seals Grain Bin Bottoms July Special Pricing Serving Eastern Montana Serving Western North Dakota 406.694.5158 1.888.849.8218 Owner Mel Smith Billings, MT to support our areal Businesses sign up for Denim Day to support Sidney. Their employees pay $1 to wear jeans on the last Friday of the month. • Blue Rock • Brenner & Averett • Dr. Richard Fink • Edward Jones • Sidney Health Center • Sidney Herald • Sidney Paint & Glass • Sidney -Richland County Public Library • Stockman Bank We need more applications for Denim Day Funds! Denim Day needs non-profit organizations to apply for Denim Day funds. Please apply at the Sidney Herald. Remember to send your money to the Sidney Herald.