Dennis James Shawl passed away on November 3, 2018 at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point, Montana.
Dennis was born in Fort Belknap on June 7, 1947 to Melda Mabel (Black Hoop) and Joseph Mathew Shawl. Dennis spent several years in the Fort Belknap area and graduated from Harlem High School. Later, Dennis joined the Navy and proudly served our country. After his parents died, Dennis moved to Wolf Point to continue his life with Cheryl. They would spend the next 40-50 years together in Wolf Point with their family.
Dennis held several jobs throughout the years, including work at A&S Industries, driving truck for several companies, work as a farm hand at Wild Horse Hanson Ranch, and work at the Grain elevator.
Dennis is survived by his wife Cheryl Bear Hill; his daughter Denise Bear Hill; his son Dennis Shawl Jr.; stepchildren Raymond Bear Hill, Micheal BearHill, Lisa Bear Hill; grandsons Fernando Bear Hill and Roberto Bear Hill; sisters Mary Jane Shawl Crowe, and Rebecca Shawl Douglas; nieces Kareen Shawl, Honey Jean Bernard, Tracey Ryder, Carrie Shawl, Stefanie Jackson and Latoya Bernard; Sage Blue Horse; nephews Ronald Lambert Sr., William Shawl Jr., and David Ryder; NoraLee Lambert; Aunt Martha Shawl Lambert; cousins Nadine Shawl McClammy, Donald Shawl, Ruth Shawl Jackson, and Barbara Shawl Perry; Chris Belgard.
Dennis is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Shawl and Melda BlackHoop Shawl; sisters Marie Shawl Bull, Celia Shawl Sack, and Lola Mae Shawl; brothers Kenneth Joseph Shawl, and William Shawl Sr.; his paternal grandparents; his maternal grandparents; cousins Norma Shawl Azure Georgaline Shawl, and Tommy Shawl; niece Cassandra Shawl; nephews Ryan Evans and Joseph Shawl; and grandson Joseph Leonard Burshia.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at King Cemetery in Wolf Point.
Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left using the form below.