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Big Sandy Fire Cheifs
Cheif Elected Retired
Lou Lawrence 9/9/48 9/19/49
Earl Julson 9/19/49 10/17/49
Martin Bakke 10/17/49 10/27/50
Don Bakke 10/27/50 10/22/51
Lou Lawrence 10/22/51 10/15/56
Earl Smith 10/15/56 11/17/58
Ernie Hanford 11/17/58 3/20/59
Glen Branagan 3/20/59 11/21/60
Cliff Gullickson 11/21/60 11/13/62
Fritz Osterman 11/13/62 10/13/64
Howard Wiederrich 10/13/64 11/8/66
Jerry Martin 11/8/66 4/16/80
Darrell Chauvet 4/16/80 10/14/80
Raymond Courtnage 10/14/80 11/9/93
Larry Ophus 11/9/93 Present
Big Sandy Fire Members
Passed Away While Active Duty
Member Joined Retired
Earl Smith 2/15/1954 4/18/1960
Jack Fisher 10/17/1949 7/9/1963
Lou Lawrence 9/9/1948 11/22/1970
Jerry Martin 1/12/1965 4/16/1980
Roy Robertson 10/8/1963 1/6/2000
Wayne Turner 8/12/1975 6/17/2004
By Year Joined
Member Year Joined Year Ended Member Year Joined Year Ended Member Year Joined Year Ended
Ray Giebel 9/9/1948 5/8/1962 Sophus Peterson 5/21/1956 5/17/1956 Jim Ray 12/12/1972
Oscar Marty 9/9/1948 12/19/1950 Sandy Hagen 10/15/1956 7/20/1959 Martin Springer 1/9/1973 4/8/1984
Harold McCahan 9/9/1948 12/19/1950 Dennis Reichelt 3/18/1957 10/10/1961 Ed Dubois 6/8/1973 12/8/1973
Kenneth Robertson 9/9/1948 12/19/1950 Jack Buettner 5/20/1957 6/13/1961 Andy LaBuda 12/11/1973 1/8/1975
Bud Beaudette 9/9/1948 1/1/1955 Charles Hansen 5/20/1957 12/16/1957 Rick Skates 1/8/1974 1/11/1977
Walter Kaste 9/9/1948 12/19/1950 Mike Gibbons 8/18/1957 1/13/1981 Kurt Hansen 5/14/1974 2/10/1976
John Hagen 9/9/1948 12/19/1950 Bill Brady 3/5/1958 11/21/1960 James Rettig 9/10/1974 7/8/1975
Vernon Urness 9/9/1948 12/19/1950 Zane Haakenson 6/16/1958 8/17/1959 Roger Pearson 10/8/1974 1/6/1976
Bob Duncan 9/9/1948 12/19/1950 Linus Ulman 7/20/1959 6/20/1960 Gerald Ray 11/12/1974 6/8/1976
Arnold Campbell 9/9/1948 1/18/1954 Art Svennungsen 8/17/1959 4/9/1968 Ron Bielen 11/12/1974 5/13/1975
Jack Mahood 9/9/1948 12/19/1950 Lawrence Mikkelson 8/19/1960 9/11/1962 Dewey Robertson 1/14/1975 9/13/1977 2/14/1978 7/8/1980
Don Bakke 9/9/1948 10/19/1959 Leo Bitz 9/20/1960 10/8/1963 Larry Ophus 3/11/1975
Cecil McCoun 9/9/1948 11/22/1954 Ronald Bitz 9/20/1960 10/8/1963 Brian Parchman 4/8/1975 8/9/1977
Victor Bakke 9/9/1948 11/11/1951 Fritz Osterman Jr. 6/13/1961 4/13/1965 Jerry Faber 6/10/1975 3/11/1976
Lou Lawrence 9/9/1948 1/31/1954 11/22/1970 4/21/1952 Tiny Wilson 9/12/1961 5/13/1964 Neil Windecker 6/10/1975 9/12/1978
Jack Gibbons 9/9/1948 1/13/1970 Paul Williams 9/12/1961 11/14/1978 Leo Faber 6/10/1975
Bud Gullikson 9/9/1948 4/18/1960 Ted Roberts 9/12/1961 12/12/1961 Boyd Romine 8/12/1975 7/8/1980
Sig Dyrland 9/9/1948 4/11/1961 11/11/1951 6/9/1970 Bill Judd 12/12/1961 9/14/1965 Wayne Turner 8/12/1975 6/17/2004
Don Courtnage 12/21/1948 1/8/1974 Marshall Kulbeck Jr. 7/10/1962 2/15/1989 7/13/1971 Leroy Graff 8/13/1976
James Pancake 1/3/1949 12/19/1950 Glen Humphrey 11/13/1962 7/8/1969 2/10/1970 1/9/1973 Terry Tyler 11/9/1976 4/13/1982
Earl Julson 1/17/1949 12/19/1950 Howard Weiderrich 2/12/1963 5/12/1970 Bob Berg 1/11/1977 2/14/1978
Hugh DeWinters 1/17/1949 12/19/1950 Gary Geyer 10/8/1963 12/8/1964 Dave Bykonen 5/10/1977 9/13/1977
John Siebrasse 1/17/1949 12/19/1950 Roy Robertson 10/8/1963 1/6/2000 Ron Remick 9/13/1977 11/14/1978 2/14/1978 7/1/1981
Eivar Berg 1/17/1949 12/19/1950 Dave Sande 1/14/1964 Stan Holmquist 9/13/1977 11/8/1994
Martin Bakke 1/17/1949 4/15/1954 John Inman 7/14/1964 1/10/1967 Dick Kalanick 2/14/1978
Leonard Roark 1/17/1949 1/31/1954 Art Kaiser Jr. 9/8/1964 2/9/1965 Doug Grubb 9/12/1978 9/11/2006
Hal Keup 1/17/1949 11/11/1951 Aaron Peterson 10/13/1964 12/10/1968 Jack Halter 11/14/1978 11/13/1979
Laurence Ophus 1/17/1949 2/10/1981 Larry Jappe 11/10/1964 7/13/1966 Rick Chauvet 12/11/1979 5/9/1989
Bill Ojala 1/17/1949 11/1/1969 George Nivens 11/10/1964 6/13/1972 Steve Moes 5/13/1980
Allan Dea 2/21/1949 11/11/1951 Ben Fisher 11/10/1964 6/13/1966 Tom Gibbons 8/12/1980
Roy Lear 2/21/1949 12/19/1950 Alfred Naulte 11/10/1964 2/18/1965 Roy Solberg 1/13/1981
Bob Collins 2/21/1949 12/19/1950 Roy Wilheim 12/8/1964 3/9/1965 Randy Beaudette 2/10/1981 2/13/2001
Clinton Hagen 7/17/1949 12/19/1950 Jerry Martin 1/12/1965 4/16/1980 Steve Braach 8/11/1981
Dale Drew 7/17/1949 2/15/1954 Bearnard LaBuda 1/12/1965 11/13/1979 Russell Dixon 10/13/1981
E. W. Barrett 8/1/1949 12/19/1950 Bill Morlock Jr. 7/13/1965 6/13/1966 Rod Courtnage 11/10/1981
W. Tschirgi 8/1/1949 12/19/1950 Clarence Baxter 10/12/1965 7/13/1966 Dave Schwarzbach 1/12/1982
Walt Robertson 9/19/1949 12/19/1950 Rev. Lobdell 11/9/1965 10/10/1967 Ross Buckingham 9/14/1982 6/11/1985
Jack Fisher 10/17/1949 3/21/1955 1/18/1954 7/9/1963 Ray McCafferty 1/4/1966 12/13/1966 Dave DesRoser 9/14/1982 10/14/2003
Bob Drew 9/18/1950 10/19/1953 Jack Dansie 5/10/1966 Stan Klimas 8/9/1983 2/15/1989
William J. Godfrey 11/20/1950 12/19/1950 Ray Williams 6/13/1966 9/13/1966 Doug Braun 4/8/1984 8/13/1991
Robert Fuller 6/6/1951 1/1/1952 Gary Nadeau 6/13/1966 12/13/1966 Lindy Halverson 4/8/1984 1/10/1995
Dean Courtnage 7/16/1951 12/8/1964 Bob Williams 6/13/1966 12/13/1966 Tom Hlavnicka 10/9/1984 3/08/2011
Ernie Handford 9/17/1951 4/19/1955 5/21/1956 7/20/1959 Denny A. Ulmen 7/13/1966 9/13/1977 Kieth Dullum 6/11/1985 2/10/1987
Gail Morris 4/21/1952 9/19/1955 Duane Cooke 9/13/1966 5/9/1967 12/12/1967 1/9/1968 Robin Pearson 8/12/1986
Pete Tragitt 4/21/1952 5/18/1953 Don Robertson 9/13/1966 4/11/1995 Rick Redd 5/12/1987
Lloyd Pearson Dennis R. Ulmen 9/13/1966 12/11/1973 Wayne Silvan 1/10/1988
Trunk Han 5/19/1952 7/21/1952 Bob Weiderich 9/13/1966 6/11/1968 Joe Bahnmiller 10/11/1989 7/9/1996
Frank Hearn 7/21/1952 9/15/1952 Bob Sparks 7/11/1967 8/12/1969 Harry Bold 3/13/1990
Walter Godfery 8/18/1952 10/15/1956 Hank Craig 7/11/1967 1/13/1970 Tim Bahnmiller 8/10/1990
Stan Hedrick 8/18/1952 7/19/1954 Jack Bartlett 8/8/1967 10/10/1967 Jim LaBuda 8/10/1990 2/8/2004
George Miner 10/19/1952 7/18/1955 Rev. Dick Hermsted 8/8/1967 6/13/1972 Clay Dixon 8/13/1991
Ray Aman 10/19/1952 4/9/1955 7/8/1969 1/9/1973 Gary Roberts 8/8/1967 3/11/1969 Jerry LaBuda 2/8/1994 10/12/1999
Paul Svennugsen 11/21/1952 5/18/1953 John Secora 8/8/1967 6/11/1968 Kenny Martin 2/8/1994
Claire Sohm 11/21/1952 7/18/1955 Phillup Buckley 11/8/1967 1/9/1968 Mark DeLaurier 1/10/1995 8/8/1995
Ed Ray 1/19/1953 12/12/1972 Fred Kaste 5/14/1968 8/14/1973 Wayne Fuller 3/14/1995 12/10/1996
Ed Laulo 4/10/1953 11/22/1955 Dave Ensley 8/13/1968 7/8/1969 Kelly Rutledge 3/12/1996
William Conquergood 4/10/1953 6/13/1961 Glen Kulbeck 8/13/1968 7/13/1971 Ron Sturchio Jr. 5/14/1996 8/10/1999
John Rominger 5/18/1953 Paul Fizlkosky 8/13/1968 9/9/1969 Paul Lund 8/13/1996 1/11/2000
Verlin Hurd 12/21/1953 10/10/1955 Marvin Osterman 11/12/1968 1/13/1970 Ron Sturchio Sr. 8/13/1996 7/14/1998
Earl Smith 2/15/1954 4/18/1960 John Brown 1/14/1969 6/8/1973 Ken Hoge 8/11/1997 10/13/1992
Leland Atikson 2/15/1954 6/18/1955 Vernon Turk 1/14/1969 5/11/1971 Brent Torgerson 8/11/1997 3/13/1990
Rev. Bittleston 7/19/1954 1/17/1955 Jack Marshall 3/11/1969 10/10/1995 Tom Stokes 2/10/1998 10/12/1999
Whitey Ophus 9/20/1954 3/18/1957 George Ament 3/11/1969 9/10/1991 Curt Owen 7/14/1998
Don Martin 9/20/1954 9/20/1955 Bob Cross 9/9/1969 2/10/1970 Ted Pursley 12/2/1998
Slim Gustafson 10/18/1954 11/22/1955 Skip Foussard 10/7/1969 11/8/1994 Shaud Schwarzbach 2/9/1999
Howard Pfrimmer 10/18/1954 11/22/1955 Jim Cooke 12/9/1969 2/13/1973 Pete Gasvoda 11/9/1999
Glenn Branagan 10/18/1954 9/10/1963 Ron Otto 1/13/1970 10/9/1972 8/12/1980 12/8/1997 Scott Darlington 1/11/2000
Hal Lund 10/18/1954 6/20/1955 Pete Otto 1/13/1970 6/9/1970 Colby Baumgarn 1/11/2000
Lewis Nelson 10/18/1954 2/20/1956 Steve Werner 3/10/1970 12/14/1971 Troy Robertson 5/9/2000 5/12/2009
Ben Olson 10/18/1954 9/19/1955 John Hennelly 9/8/1970 9/13/1977 Ray Sibra 2/12/2002 1/10/2006
Alan Lohse 10/18/1954 5/9/1961 Pete O’Laughlin 9/8/1970 07/13/71 12/13/1977 7/14/1981 Joe Ostrom 11/9/2004 9/3/2005
Charles Simpson 3/21/1955 3/21/1986 Arnie Tyler 9/8/1970 1/11/1972 Beau Pegar 4/12/2005 5/12/2009
Charles Rubie 4/19/1955 9/17/1956 Paul Hess 9/8/1970 11/9/1971 Kyle Rodewald 9/13/2005
Bob May 4/19/1955 12/16/1957 George Rice 3/9/1971 7/1/1981 Jack Thronton 10/11/2005
Jack Dangle 8/15/1955 6/18/1956 Doug Williams 7/13/1971 5/9/1972 Alex Thornton 10/11/2005 1/12/2010
George Humphrey 9/19/1955 11/21/1955 Wayne Tischner 9/14/1971 5/9/1972 Garrit Ophus 6/13/2009
H. W. Hammond 10/10/1955 6/13/1966 Darrell Chauvet 9/14/1971 Shane Cline 8/8/2006
Cliff Gullickson 10/10/1955 4/9/1968 Oliver Fisher 7/11/1972 12/8/1973 Ty Cline 9/12/2006
Ebby Dixon 1/16/1956 12/8/1964 Rev. Phillip Rue 8/8/1972 6/8/1973 Chance Ophus 9/12/2006
John Brinkman 3/19/1956 Raymond Courtnage 8/8/1972 Pete Jerrel 1/13/2009
Julius Peterson 5/21/1956 5/9/1972 Alvin Fisher 8/8/1972 Jonathan DeFord 5/12/2009 3/8/2010
Jeff Pery 1/12/2010
Ben Feffer 6/14/2011
Nathan Merrill 9/13/2011
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