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The Billings Gazette.. 10A Sunday, April 14, 1996 OBITUARIES Elsie E. Lackman Sandbak Elsie E. Lackman Sandbak, 70, of Billings died Saturday, April 13, 1996, at Billings Deaconess Hospital. She was born on the family farm west of Billings on March 14, 1926, to Henry and Anna Lackman. She was educated in Billings, graduating from Billings Senior High. Erling Iver Osness COLUMBUS Erling Iver Osness passed away Friday, April 12, 1996, at the Stillwater Convalescent Center in Columbus. He had resided at the convalescent center since August of 1992 with his wife of 54 years, Rose, who died on Nov. 12, 1995. He was 93 and the last of three sons and four daughters of Lauris Osness and Oluffa (Liadal) Osness. Advertising giant dies ; NEW YORK (AP) Helmut Krone, an advertising pioneer who" coined the famous Avis pitch "When you're No. 2 you try harder," died Friday of lung cancer. He was 70. . I Krone worked for more than 30 years at Doyle Dane Bernbaclv the New York advertising agency ; where he created campaigns known for eye-catching graphics . and unexpected sales pitches. One of Krone's most acclaimed ads, for Volkswagen's "beetle" sedan, featured a large,, unadorned photograph of the car1, with the tiny word "lemon" under-, neath it. Krone also created the charac-,, ter Juan Valdez, who came to per- ' sonify Colombian coffee. . ,, Josiah Nathan Nile Josiah was born August 1, 1994, in Butte. He lived in Tulsa, Okla., and then Forsyth until moving to Omsk, Siberia, with his parents, Dana and Liz Nile of Forsyth. His parents were missionaries pastoring a church where Josiah won the hearts of all the Russian congregation. During services the ladies would keep him occupied by carrying his 35 pounds around and by lovingly playing with him. His big, blue eyes, curly blond hair and sweet nature could easily melt the hardest heart. Josiah is a great joy to his family. He has an older sister Lydia, age 10, an older brother, Jonathan, age 5, and a younger sister, Lura Ann, age 10 months. Josiah's middle name was given to him by his birth mother, Sally Stearns of Butte. Nathan means "gift," and he has always been a precious gift to all of us. Early Easter Sunday morning, April 7, 1996, Josiah left his body and moved to heaven. His parents were by his side and told him to look for his family when he hears the trumpet of God and the church is caught up to meet Jesus in the air. To depart and be with Jesus is far better and it is comforting to know that Josiah is safe in the arms of his Lord. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Assembly in Billings and then again in Forsyth at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Cornerstone Grace Fellowship. Interment will be in Forsyth City Cemetery. Neuhardt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. John Whitney Levanger WHITEHALL John Whitney Levanger died at his home in Whitehall Saturday morning, April 13, 1996, after a long battle with cancer. Known as Whit to everyone, he was born Nov. 20, 1912, in Glendale, Utah, to Oscar and Lucy Levanger. In 1951 Whit went to Glasgow, Mont., to work at the Glasgow Livestock Salesyard. He married Georgia Burt on May 2, 1962, at Chinook, Mont. In 1978 Whit moved to Whitehall, where his family still resides. Whit's quiet reserve, quick wit and abundant knowledge of life and livestock business will be missed by all. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Earl and Reed; and two sisters, Elwa and Lucy. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Burt Levanger; two brothers, Bob Levanger of Spanish Fork, Utah, and Fred Levanger of Payson, Utah; stepson, Paul Berg of Midvale, Utah; stepdaughters, Jeffree Dolan of Butte, Mont., and Dene Brooke of Pensacola, Fla.; three granddaughters, Tammy and Naomi Berg and Whitney Brooke; four grandsons, Chad, Josh, and Aron Dolan and Cody Brooke; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Whitehall with Bishop Ronald Sears officiating. Burial will be in the Old Whitehall Cemetery. Florence J. Stone SIDNEY Florence J. Stone, 88, died Friday, April 12, 1996, at the Community Memorial Hospital in Sidney. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Lonsdale United Methodist Church in Sidney. Interment will be in the Sidney Cemetery under the direction of the Fulkerson Funeral Home. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, and Tuesday one hour before service at the church. Paul Stevenson LAME DEER Paul Stevenson, 60, died Thursday evening, April 11, 1996, at the Big Horn County Hospital in Hardin. Wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Lame Deer. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church, with burial in the Birney Cemetery. Rausch Funeral Home of Lame Deer is in charge. Clinton urges passage of anti-terrorism bill Lrling was born in Bran-dal, Norway, on Oct. 2, 1902. In 1913 he moved with his family to a farm near Wor-den, Mont. Four years later the family moved to a farm on Fly Creek south of Pompey's Pillar. He attended schools OSNESS on the Huntley Project and a trade school in Spokane. With his trade school training he became an automobile and tractor mechanic and a farmer. He farmed and ranched on Fly Creek until he retired in 1972. He was active in the early organization of the Farmers Union and helped to establish many co-operatives in the area. As a young man he was politically active. As his family became more important, his activism tempered into support of the ideals he cared for so much. He married Rose Garrett Marang on May 4, 1942. They farmed and ranched together until moving to Columbus in 1972. They were members of the Columbus Congregational Church and before that the Ballantine Congregational Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Joyce Watson of Edmonton, Alberta; his son, Richard Osness of Austin, Minn.; two stepsons, Edwin Marang of Miles City and Charles Marang of Lynnwood, Wash.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 1996, at Community Congregational Church in Columbus with interment in Mountainview Cemetery. Smith-Cashmore Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks for the caring visits, prayers, cards and memorials sent to us during the time of our loss. The Family of Leo Zahn NEUHARDT FUNERAL HOME W Area Pun Ctom ouiming a iraamon or L-are eiiis Cremation and Funeral Pre-Arrangements Large Parking Area Spacious Reception Room 528 Lake Elmo Drive 259-8575 NILE Josiah Nathan, infant son of Dana and Liz Nile, of Billings. Funeral services 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 1996, at New Life Assembly in Billings and 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Cornerstone Grace Fellowship Church in Forsyth. Interment in Forsyth Cemetery. Memorials to The Nile Family, P.O. Box 21286, Billings, Mont 59104.(4 17) MR. LOCAL DEATHS Elsie E. Lackman Sandbak, 70, Billings Alec Christopher Brown, infant son of Brian and Michelle Brown, Billings Alice Rae Gloe, 58, Billings Kenneth Sire, 78, Billings AREA DEATHS John Whitney Levanger, 83, Whitehall Leah Johnson, 79, Worland, Wyo. Florence J. Stone, 88, Sidney Paul Stevenson, 60, Lame Deer Alec Christopher Brown Alec Christopher Brown, infant son of Brian and Michelle Chiesa Brown, died Friday afternoon. April 12. 1996, at Denver Children's Hospital in Denver, Colo. He was born on March 24, 1996, in Billings at St. Vincent Hospital. Survivors include his parents; three brothers, Chad, Justin and Shad; two sisters, Felicia and Brooke; paternal grandparents, Jim and Judy Simpson; paternal great-grandmother, Willie Ament; and maternal grandparents, Bill and Sharon Chiesa. Private family service is planned at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist are in charge of arrangements. 1 CEMETERY MEMORIALS Billings Monument Co. New Location 3823 MONTANA AVENUE CELEBRATING 100 YEARS THANK you for your business HOURS: 8:30-5:30 MON.-FRI. (406) 245-3391 1-800-498-3319 Smith P Funeral Chapels Serving Billings Area for 100 Years WE ACCEPT PURPLE CROSS Complete Funeral, Crematory & Cemetery Pre-Arrangements with Cremation Niches, Lawn Crypts & Mausoleum TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS IN BILLINGS SMITH WEST CHAPEL 304 34TH ST. W. 245-6427 4 Blocks N. ol Central on 34th St W. ERICKSON Glennis L., 76, of Billings. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Smith West Chapel Interment services will be in the Laurel Cemetery on Monday, April 15, at 1 p.m. Memorials to Shrine Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 20673, Billings, Mont 59104.(415) 120N.26A DOWNTOWN CHAPEL 245-6427 MjacantPwUng GLOE Alice Rae, 58, of Billings. Memorial service 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 100 24th St. W. Cremation has taken place.(414) WERLE Muriel R., 91, Billings. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday at the Smith Downtown unapei. Interment in Mountview Cemetery. Casket is closed. Memorials: Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children, Box 20673, Billings, Mont. 59104 or charity of choice.(415) Smith Cashmora LAUREL 1-6284858 CLEVELAND Calvin C, 79, of Laurel. Services 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Smith-Cashmore Memorial Chapel, Laurel. Interment with Military Honors at Montana State Veterans Cemetery, Fort Harrison, Mont Memorials: Laurel Baptist Church or charity of choice. Visitation starting 1 p.m. Sunday.(4 15) OtaMCtupal RED LODGE 1-446-1121 JEFFERS W. Sidwell "Sid," 73, of Red Lodge. Cremation. Memorial services 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Elks lodge. Memorials: B.P.O.E. Beartooth Lodge No. 534, Red Lodge, Mont. 59068.(415) SmttiCatfmor COLUMBUS 1-8284858 OSNESS Erling I., 93, of Columbus. Services 10 am. Wednesday, April 17, 1996, at Community Congregational Church, Columbus. Interment in Mountain view Cemetery, Columbus.(417) jTest. 189rT7L WASHINGTON (AP) President Clinton called on Congress Saturday to pass an anti-terrorist bill that has languished for a year despite a promise of quick action after the Oklahoma City bombing. A majority of Republican lawmakers are hoping to craft a compromise on the bill and sent it to the president by next Friday, the first anniversary of the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City where 168 people were killed. Clinton accused Republican lawmakers of "foot-dragging" and bowing to special interests such as the National Rifle Association in blocking passage of an anti-terrorist bill that he considers acceptable. "In the wake of Oklahoma City, Congress promised to send me the bill six weeks after the tragic bombing," said Clinton in his weekly radio address. "And yet, unbelievably, almost an entire year has passed and Congress still has not managed to send me strong anti-terrorism legislation," "I urge Congress to change course. Put the national interest before the special interests," he said. "There is simply no excuse for this foot-dragging." According to Republican congressional sources, a compromise bill being discussed would allow the government to ban fund-raising in this country by representatives of terrorist organizations and speed the removal of foreign nationals with links to terrorist organizations. Clinton supports both those provisions, but said Saturday the bill also should give law enforce 3 un July 27, 1949, she married Lyle "Swede" Sandbak and they moved to the lamuy tarm in Broadvi They their last 20 years together in Deer Lodge. Lyle died in 1985, and she later moved to Billings to be Mrs. SANDBAK closer to her family. Elsie enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed quilting and working jigsaw puzzles with her friends at Fraser Towers. Survivors include one son Dennis and his wife Diane of Camp Crook, S.D.; four daughters, Linda and her husband Mick Sol-berg of Roundup, Pam and her husband Bill Combs of Billings, Cheryl Sandbak of Billings, and Cindy and her husband Gus Dan-ielson of Elko, Nev.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Martha Ewell of Salt Lake City, Utah, Millie Gie-sick of Bridger, and Helen Carney of Billings. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers and three sisters. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist Mortuary with interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, 360 N. 23rd St., Billings, Mont. 59101. Vietnam has plan to save elephants HANOI, Vietnam (AP) Vietnam plans to organize "elephant guard" units in mountain villages to defend its dwindling wild elephant herds from poachers. "We have to make immediate and pragmatic decisions" to save the elephants, said Nguyen Quang Ha, vice minister of agriculture and rural development, as he announced a three-year, $600,000 conservation project on Friday. Conservationists say there are , only 250 to 300 wild elephants left in Vietnam, down from 1,500 to 2,-000 in 1970. Logging and farming, poaching, the Vietnam War's effects have been blamed for the decrease. The project, partially funded by the makers of J and B Scotch whiskey, will concentrate on border areas near Cambodia and Laos where viable populations still exist. Dahl lCrlChapels N C CREMATORY A Family Tradition Since 1939 Hospitality Room Funeral or Cremitioa Pre-Arriagemeats J. BERNARD DAHL JOHN DAHL JERRY NORDQUIST 10 Yellow-stone Billings. Montana 59101 (406) 248-8807 MESSER Anne Rose Orlando, 80, of Billings. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday, Dahl Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Patrick's Co-Cathedral. Committal, Mountview Cemetery.(4 16) 300 Highland Blvd. BozemarvMT 59715 (406) 586-5298 CAMPBELL James Curtis, 72, of Bozeman. Vigil 7 p.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Memorial Mass 11 a.m. Tuesday at the same church. Private interment of the cremated remains will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials to Gallatin County Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.(416) 708 South McGllen Red Lodge. MT 59068 (406) 446-1800 Bullis Mortuary Phone 665-1207, Hardin, MT "We Accept Purple Cross" OLD COYOTE Mickey. Funeral Mass for Mickey Old Coyote will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday in the Crow Agency Catholic Church. Rosary: 4 p.m. Sunday, Bullis Funeral Chapel. Interment with military honors: Fairview Cemetery .(415) fir W'j.Hm ew. rk'vVi 1 1 1 pent Y.CfA mi Man, 5 kids die in fire 1 SOUTH FULTON, Tenn.'' (AP) A man and five children . under the age of 10 were killed, early Saturday by a fire that de- stroyed a house where three fami-lies were spending the night, fire officials said. .'. Two people escaped un-' harmed, but the victims were trapped by intense heat and smoke, said Tommy Smith, fire" chief in the small town on the western Tennessee-Kentucky state -line. The children's ages ranged from 3 to 9, Smith said. "The ones that perished were , mostly small people in the back, part of the house," Smith said. "They were all related but it was actually three families," he said. ' ment officials new surveillance and, investigative tools aimed at ists and require the chemical tag- ging of bomb-making material in- . eluding explosives make tracing easier. : Senior Republican congressional aides said the proposed compromise, which could be unveiled as early as Monday, was aimed at gaining Clinton's support and avoiding a veto. "We need to get it done,"' Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole 1 told reporters in Iowa. "We'd like to pass it before (Friday). We think we can." House Speaker Newt Gin-' grich, meanwhile, told a town meeting in Smyrna, Ga., that his chamber will pass the bill "in the next few days." "We have had as much trouble from Democrats as from conservative Republicans" in passing! a compromise bill, the Georgia, Republican added. "We've had zero help from the Clinton administration, which is big on rhetoric and short on practical work." The Senate passed a bill," largely acceptable to the White House, but then the legislation ran ' into trouble in the House where ; some lawmakers, with the backing of the National Rifle Association,; said it would give the government' vast new powers that threatened individual liberties. "While the Senate passed a solid bill, the House absolutely" gutted it. Under pressure from the'; Washington gun lobby, House Re-; publicans took that bill apart piece; by piece," complained Clinton in" his radio remarks. pointed out, her father and his" bandmates, Charles Macak and, Tafit Baker, were granted the-copyright for the song in 1950. All' three are now dead. Referring to the servicemen, she said, "They might have done a' novelty dance similar to the Ho-, key Pokey, but the trio wrote it; and that trio didn't get together until after the war." ! But a December 1945 issue of! Dance magazine appears to sup- port the memory of the ex-GIs. In-that issue, a Pvt. David Houser, wrote about a new novelty song; sweeping England: "the Okey Co- key." It began, Houser wrote, like4, this: ; "You put your left arm out, and your left arm in. ", "You put your left arm out, and shake it all about. - "You do the okey-cokey and you turn about. "And that's what it's all about." Houser added that the song; "continues with other parts of the anatomy, starting all over again! when necessary, and ending when; a majority of the group has be--come exhausted, hysterical or! both." ; It is, of course, impossible to-tell from the Dance magazine arti- cle what "the Okey Cokey"; sounded like. But the lyrics are re-; markably close to those in the LaPrise-Macak-Baker version. J Ruby' said her father had, served as an Army musician in' France during World War II. I Your caring memorial... a warm remembrance of a loved one. 4 JfS, jSJ Vm" 5aint Vincent Foundation f"jP$2 PO. Box 35200. Billings, MT59107 657-7997 When my son Dale Flaten died, my heart was broken... But each kind word, call, hug, letters and other carine acts have helped to begin the healing. A truly heartfelt thank you to all of you... Noni Morasko & All of Dale's Family Serving all Faiths With Dignity Since 1956 Pre-Need and At-Need Funeral Arrangements Cremation Services NATIONAL SELECTED MORTICIANS 1001 Alderson Avenue Billings, MT 59102 (406)252-3417 FAX (406) 252-3024 within Montana Pokey story is hokeyj say GIs from WWII I Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist V Mortuary and Crer Member Association. Renewing forest life natory 7t The Associated Press When 83-year-old Larry LaP-rise died recently in Boise, Idaho, he was mourned as the co-creator of a distinctly American sensation: the Hokey Pokey. As his daughter, Linda Ruby, recounted the tale, he and two fellow musicians had concocted the novelty song "You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out" in 1949 for the'apres-ski crowd at Idaho's Sun Valley resort. By the mid-1950s, it had become an integral part of every American childhood. But there may have been a touch of hanky-panky in the story of the Hokey Pokey. After The Associated Press ran a story about the April 4 death of LaPrise and his role in the creation of the Hokey Pokey, several World War II veterans called the news agency. They had danced the Hokey Pokey in England in the closing days of the war, they said, well before LaPrise claimed to have invented it. "I landed in England the first or second week of December 1943. The song was very popular in England at that time," said William G. O'Brien of Tigard, Ore., in a typical recollection. "We danced that all the time over there," recalled another veteran, Anthony Elionfante of Wal-lingford, Conn. Ruby, LaPrise's daughter, insisted the former GIs must have been mistaken. After all, she SANDBAK Elsie E. Lackman, 70, of Billings. Cremation. Memorial services, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist Mortuary. Interment, Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials, Meals on Wheels, 360 N. 23rd, Billings, Mont 59101.(417) BERGERON Irene A., 69, Billings, wife of Raymond. Memorial services 3 p.m. Monday, Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist Cremation has taken place. Memorials to American Cancer Society, Montana Division, Inc., P.O. Box 1080, Billings, Mont 59103-1080.(415) WILSON Dr. Helen Wilson, 80, of Billings. Cremation. Memorial service 7 p.m. Monday, Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist Memorials, MSU-B Foundation, or Midland Empire Riding Academy for the Handicapped, MSC 266, P.O. Box 35500, Billings, Mont. 59107-5500.(415) HENSLEY Millard T. "Tom," 78, of Laurel. Funeral services 3 p.m. Tuesday, Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist Military honors, Mountview Cemetery. Memorials, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 419 Pennsylvania Ave., Laurel, Mont. 59044, Animal Welfare League, or charity of one's choice.(416) MINNIE James A, 79, of Billings. Funeral services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist Military Honors, Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials, Animal Shelter.(417) McLAUCHLIN Shirley, 60, of Billings. Funeral service 10 a.m. Monday, Michelotti, Sawyers & Nordquist. Interment, Rockvale Cemetery. Memorials, Arthritis Foundation.(415)

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