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John  Main

John Main
Born: Mar 06, 1961
Died: Oct 30, 2015

John Thomas Main, 54 years old, “Lone Fly” Niisoh’ohuuh, beloved Father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend began his journey home to the Creator at 9:05 pm, on October 30th, 2015 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, Montana.  Wake service will be 7:00 P.M., Monday, November 2, at the Enemy Killer Recreation Center in Lodge Pole. Funeral services will be Noon, Tuesday, November 3, at the center. Burial will be in the Lodge Pole Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook is in charge of arrangements.

Wowzer, as many knew him, was born on March 6, 1961 in Fort Belknap, MT to Christine Cliff Main and Gerald B. Main, Sr. He was raised in Lodge Pole, MT and resided there his entire life.  His home was at the foot of the Little Rocky Mountains, which he referred to as his church. He attended Lodge Pole Elementary and graduated from Hays/Lodge Pole High School in 1979. He attended Fort Belknap Community College and was near attaining an Associate’s Degree. In his earlier years, he attended many pow wows and was an excellent grass dance competitor.  He’s always had the grass dance tradition in his heart and he continued to dance off and on throughout the years.  He made his living working various labor jobs throughout his life which included Fort Belknap Housing, a seasonal job with FEMA which he often talked about, and most recently, firefighting, camp crew boss and a sawyer with the Fort Belknap Forestry Thinning Crew.  He enjoyed his career because it kept him active. He was a very hard worker and liked to keep busy. In his spare time, outside of working, he enjoyed the mountains and everything that came along with it, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, picking berries and getting wood. He loved being with his nephews and teaching them these skills. His place of solace was being outdoors. He had a very special bond with his Dad whom he spent a lot of time and memories with.  He also loved hanging with his brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He enjoyed cruising Lodge Pole and hanging out on his hill above Lodge Pole. Occasionally on the weekends, he enjoyed playing pool and listening to live music and dancing.  More recently, he started working with his horses again in his new corral that he built himself.  He enjoyed watching all his nieces and nephews play basketball and traveling to tournaments.  One of his favorite activities was watching his grandsons Trenton and Kyan, play basketball and dance at powwows. His granddaughter, Kimimila, was his most recent moment of being a proud Grandpa. He referred to her as his Little Butterfly.  Wowzer also had a very special bond with each of his nephews and nieces.  He connected with each one in his own unique way and brought happiness to many.  He was a very proud Father watching his children, Nona, Ollie and Kyle grow up and succeed in many aspects of life, education, careers and families.

In 1983, Wowzer met his first companion Joey Snow and together they had two daughters, Nona and Olivia “Ollie” Main.  In 1989, he met his second companion, Misty Arcand and together they had a son, Kyle Main. 

John is survived by his three children, Nona Main, Olivia (Victor) Main Stead, Kyle Main, his father Gerald B, Main, Sr., his brothers, Wesley Main, Wendall (Cleo) Main, Gerald “Shorty” (Annie) Main Jr., his sisters, Laurie (Chief) Main, Corrina Main and Gail (Floyd) Main and his three grandchildren, Trenton, Kyan and Kimimila. His extended families are the Wing Family, Cliff Family, Allen Family, Helgeson Family, and the entire community of Lodge Pole

John is preceded in death by his mother Christine Main, his nephew Donald “Hanny” Cole, Grandmother, Olivia Healy, Grandfather, Thomas Cliff, Grandmother, Mae Main and Grandfather Tom Main.  Great Grandparents, Lone Fly and Mary Lone Fly. Great Nephew, Dane Main.


Public Guest Book

Nov 23rd
Gilberta Belgarde
I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of John Main, I knew him and Misty when they lived in Havre. So sorry and may God/Creator send extra blessing to his children, grand children and family.


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