HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                               Thursday, December 11, 2003

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KNUTE KULBECK


Kulbeck

HARLEM - Knute Kulbeck, 78, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at a Fort Belknap hospital due to natural causes.

   A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Harlem High School gymnasium with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery.

   Knute was born on June 26, 1925, in Vermillion, Alberta, to William and Margaret Hall. He was adopted and raised by Edwin "Bat" and Flossie Kulbeck. Knute was raised and attended school in Havre. At the age of 18 he began his farming career with nine head of cattle.

   In 1947 he moved to Harlem where he owned and operated a dairy farm until 1965. He continued to farm and ranch west of Harlem until retiring in 2001.

   Knute married Ardele Berg on May 11, 1958, in Havre. He was one of the original founders of the Vita Rich Dairy and became the sole owner in 1977. He managed and operated the Vita Rich Dairy until 1991. He was active in community events and served on various boards including the Harlem Irrigation Board for 20 years, Milk River Joint Board of Control for five years, Milk River Riders Saddle Club and Harlem School Board for nine years.

   Knute enjoyed life to the fullest. His interests included watching sports, playing cards, horse racing and hunting.

   Knute was preceded in death by his wife Ardele Kulbeck on March 20, 2003.

   Survivors include sons, Terry Kulbeck of Ukiah, Calif., Charlie (Julie) and Tim (Tana) Kulbeck, all of Harlem; six grandchildren, Ed, Alan, Lacey, Mickey, and Timmer Kulbeck, all of Harlem, and Justin Clark of Santa Fe, N.M.; two great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Matyanchuck of Canada; brothers, Harold (Dorothy) Hall of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Bill Shaw of Canada.

   Memorials may be sent to the Gift of Life Housing at Benefis Healthcare Foundation, PO Box 7008, Great Falls, MT 59406-7008.

   Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, December 17, 2003

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Knute Kulbeck, 78, died of natural causes on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at the Fort Belknap Public Health Sefvices Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, in the Harlem High School gymnasium, with burial following in the Harlem Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the Gift of Life Housing at Benefis Healthcare Founda­tion, P0 Box 7008, Great Falls, MT 59406-7008. Arrangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

Knute was born on June 26, 1925 in Vermillion, Alberta, Canada to William and Margaret Hall. He was adopted by Edwin “Bat” and Flossie Kulbeck and raised and educated in Havre. At the age of 18 he began his farm­ing career with nine head of cat­tle. In 1947 he moved to just west of Harlem where he owned and operated a dairy farm until 1965. He continued to farm and ranch west of Harlem until he retired in 2001.

On May 11, 1958 Knute mar­ried Ardele Bert in Havre. He was one of the original founders of the Vita Rich Dairy and became the sole owner in 1977. He managed and operated the Vita Rich Dairy until 1991.

Knute was active in Harlem’s community events and served on various boards, including the Harlem Irrigation Board on which he served for 20 years, the Milk River Joint Board of Con­trol which he was a member for five years, the Milk River Riders Saddle Club and for nine yours he served on the Harlem School Board.

Always enjoying life to the fullest, Knute’s interests included watching sports, playing cards, horse racing and hunting.

He is survived by Sons Terry Kulbeck of Ukiah. CA, Charlie (Julie) and Tim (Tana) Kulbeck all of Harlem; six grandchildren, Ed, Alan, Lacey, Mickey and Timmer Kulbeck all of Harlem, and Justin Clark of Santa Fe, NM; two great grandchildren. Darius and Adrian Kulbeck both of Harlem; a sister, Janet Mat­yanchuck of Canada; and two brothers, Harold (Dorothy) Hall of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Bill Shaw of Canada.

His wife, Ardele preceded him in death on March 20, 2003.

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