In 1967, Gene Etchart, offered a ranching job to Spud in Hinsdale and helped make this wish a reality.
There at the Etchart Ranch, Spud’s true patience shined through.
During his teen years, Spud enjoyed partaking in the Opheim Boxing program.
He had a pair of heavy, horse-hair boxing gloves that are still a thrilling memento to the family.
Agnes was born October 31, 1921 at Colgan, North Dakota to Carl E. She received her early education at Crosby, North Dakota where she graduated from 8th Grade.
She worked in Sewing Room in Crosby, Continental Can Company in Chicago, Illinois and then was a hired girl for Henry and Glenda Gardner in Richland, where she met and fell in love with Frank Lasar. Agnes was a member of the Ladies Temperance Society, Nazarene Church, and then Seventh Day Adventist Church. She taught lots of children about the Lord, both at home and at church.
Less than a year later, on December 2nd, 1961, that young woman would become his wife.