THE SENTINEL                                     Wednesday, February 18, 1998

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WILLIAM CHAGNON

  William "Bill" Chagnon, 79, of Havre, died of natural causes on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at a Havre hospital.

  Chagnon was born April 16, 1918, at Havre to Leon and Josephine (Gosiorowski) Chagnon. He attended Havre public schools.

  He worked on various ranches and fot the Great Northern Railroad prior to his enlistment in the U.S. Army in 1941. He served in the South Pacific theatre in World War II, and received the American Defense Service medal, American Theatre Service medal, Asiatic Pacific Service medal, Victory Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

  On Nov. 23, 1952, he married Joyce Irene Svendsen in Hogeland. They spent their married life in Havre.

  He was employed as a carpenter, working on projects such as the Milk River bridge, Northern Montana Hospital, and the Atrium Mall. He was also a part-time cattle rancher.

  Chagnon was preceded in death by his parents; three sons; brother, Lee; and a sister, Helen Anderson.

  He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three sons, William "Tim", Wayne, and Scott, all of Havre; two daughters, Julie Anderson of Havre, and Debbie of Mora, Minn; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, George of Klamath Falls, Ore., Fred of Greybull, Wyo., and Paul of Havre; three sisters, Ida Patera and Millie Davey, both of Havre, and Laura Sheehy of Big Sandy.

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THE BLAINE COUNTY JOUNAL NEW-OPINION             Wednesday, February 18, 1998

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BILCHAGNON

  William "Bill" Chagnon, 79, of Havre, died of natural causes at Northern Montana Hospitan on Feb. 10, 1998. Visitation was on Thursday, February 12, 1998, at the Holland & Bonine Funeral Chapel from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services were leld at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 1998, at the Sixth Avenue Christian Church in Havre with Pastor Rowlie Hutton officiating. He was laid to rest in the Highland Cemetery following the ceremony.

  Bill was born April 16, 1918, at Havre to Leon and Josephine (Gosiorowski) Chagnon. He attended Havre public schools and worked on various ranches and fot the Great Northern Railroad prior to his enlistment in the Army on January 24, 1941. He served in the South Pacific theatre in World War II, receiving the American Defense Service medal; an American Theatre Service Medal, an Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, an Victory Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on January 16, 1946.

  On November 23, 1952, Bill married Joyce Irene Svendsen in Hogeland, MT. They spent their married life in Havre.  He was employed as a carpenter, working on projects such as the Milk River bridge, the Northern Montana Hospital and the Atrium Mall. He was also a part-time cattle rancher, something he truly enjoyed. He spent much of his time in the barn and outdoors, accompanied by his dogs.

  His special love was his family and grandchildren, their activities and just spending time with them. His family's memories include his sence of humor, his love for calling each of his children daily on the telephone and his optimistic outlook on life. His strength and positive attitude has helped his family in all aspects of their lives.

  Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two infant twin sons, Gregory and Allen; son Michael "Mickey"; one brother, Lee; and one sister, Helen Anderson.

  He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three sons, William "Tim"and wife Becky, Wayne and wife Ginger, Scott and wife Linda all of Havre; two daughters, Julie Anderson amd husband Tom of Havre and Debbie of Mora, MN; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, George of Klamath Falls, OR, Fred of Greybull, WY, and Paul of Havre; three sisters, Ida Patera and Millie Davey, both of Havre and Laura Sheehy of Big Sandy.

  Memorials may be made to a person's choice. Holland Bonine Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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