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Thursday, May 26th 2016
Barbara Jean Hatcher
Barbara Jean Hatcher, 70, of Glasgow passed away May 25th, 2016 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2016 at Assembly of God Church in Glasgow. Visitation will be held at Bell Mortuary, Sunday from 12-6 p.m. with family receiving friends from 4-6 p.m. A sharing service will be at 5:00 p.m. Condolences can be left at bellmortuarymontana.com
Barb was born December 24, 1945 in Glasgow, Montana to Cameron W. Carswell and Susie Penner.
Barb was a hard worker and she took pride in everything she did. She worked at the Milk River Activity Center with Doyle Euell. Barb was Doyle’s first graduate. She began working in laundry at Valley View Home and later went to the Cottonwood Inn. She retired from the Cottonwood Inn after 25 years as a housekeeper and the janitorial shift. She was always early for her shifts, without fail, even though she always walked to work no matter the weather. She had a hard life but made the best of every situation. She always had a smile and said something funny to make you smile. Barb was strong, generous (except with her Pepsi), loving, kind and supportive. Barb considered everyone family.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Billy and granddaughter, Morgan Jean Hatcher.
She is survived by her son, Larry (Suzanne) Hatcher; daughter, Billie Jo Hatcher; sisters, Margie, Bonny and Cheryl; brothers, Bill, Kenneth, Clifford, Stephen and Daryl; grandchildren, Brenden, Jordan, Alexandria and Aurianna; numerous nieces and nephews and the many, many friends in Glasgow.
Barb you will be loved and missed and in all our hearts forever.
We know you are “FINE.”
Tuesday, May 24th 2016
Venice (Marlene) Johnson
Venice (Marlene) Johnson, age 82 of Glasgow, Montana passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital on May 24th, 2016.

Marlene was born on November 9, 1933 in Vernal, Utah to Ross and Venice Rooks. She attended and finished school in Rangely, Colorado. Marlene attended two years of college at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado where she studied to be a teacher for physical education.

As a child Marlene enjoyed horseback riding, playing with her dog, crocheting, embroidery and spending time with her family on the farm. On October 11, 1959 in Las Vegas, Nevada she married the love of her life, Donald Johnson. They lived in Vernal until moving to Gillette, Wyoming in 1968. Marlene and Donald spent 40 wonderful years together until Donald’s passing in 1999. They enjoyed bowling and spending their weekends camping together.

Marlene enjoyed crocheting, embroidery and playing pinochle. As well as taking care of her flowers and yard. She loved spending time with family and friends. Marlene was part of the United Blood Services for many years. She also loved going on bowling trips all over Wyoming with her grandson Michael.

Marlene was an independent spirit who fiercely loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother, Leo (Debra) Rooks of Vernal, Utah and their children Dylan, Dustin, Anjanette, and Ashlee; two sons, Brit (Jeannie) Johnson of Texas and Darin (Lori) Johnson of Denver Colorado; four grandchildren, JoAnna (Jake) Turner of Nashua, Michael Johnson of Nashua, David Johnson of Texas, and Liam Renner of Glasgow; five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Trevor Turner of Nashua, Makiah Johnson of Gillette and Nevaeh and Emma Johnson of Texas. As well as extended family Ann (Duane) Williams of Nashua and Billy McGee and his family Chris (Sierra) McGee and Shadyx and Scarlett.

Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Johnson and her parents, Ross and Venice Rooks.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 with family receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana. A graveside burial will take place at 1:00 PM at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette Wyoming on Friday, May 27th, 2016.
Monday, May 23rd 2016
Donald "Smokey" LeRoy Stover
Donald "Smokey" LeRoy Stover, 81, Nashua, MT passed away May 19 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital, Glasgow, MT after having been recently diagnosed with cancer.

Born June 29, 1934, in Nashua, Smokey was the son of Raymond and Muriel (Keil) Stover. He was just 18 months old when his mother died, and his father died when he was ten. He was then raised by his grandparents, Jim and Alice Keil. Smokey attended Nashua schools, graduating in 1952.

Smokey began working for his uncle, Jim Keil, at age 16, in heavy equipment, a job he continued virtually throughout his life. He worked briefly in Texas as a seismographer when he was 19. He entered the US Army in 1957, serving two years as clerk/typist in Anchorage, AK. Following his discharge, he returned to his work with Uncle Jim. He held many road construction jobs, Valley County Road Department, self-employed contractor, Fort Peck Corps of Engineers, and, most recently, Kirkland Ranch Estates.

Smokey married Vivian Murch July 6, 1957, Nashua, and they raised their four children there. Smokey (nickname derived from the comic strip, Smokey Stover)
was very active in his community: longtime town council member, a chairman of the Nashua All-School Reunion committee since its inception, Nashua Sleighers, and a member of Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church.

A talented leather worker, Smokey was a lifelong New York Yankees fan. He was also a wonderful, loving husband, father, and grandpa, especially loving to tease those grands and great-grands. He was conversational and had many friends, who will miss him greatly.

Besides his parents and grandparents, Smokey was preceded in death by his brother Jim, and his in-laws, Dewey and Beatrice Murch, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Smokey is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Vivian. Also surviving him are his four children: Alice (Myron) Redfield, Karyn (Tim) Ahmann, Betty Barnett (Jim Gartside), and Larry (Tanya) Stover. His grandchildren are Logan (Justine) Redfield and Cole (Emily) Redfield; Nicole (Cody) Tofte, Chad (Jennifer) Cuddigan, and Brandon Cuddigan; Renee (Shawn) Sibley, Kyle (Cassie) Shipp, and Shaylin Barnett; Dawson and Houston Stover. Ten great-grandchildren also survive him, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

A viewing will be held Monday, May 23, at Bell Mortuary from 6-8 pm.

A celebration-of-life funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 24, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Nashua, at 11 am with Pastor Bonnie Novak officiating. Burial will follow at the Nashua Cemetery and a reception at the church. Condolences may be left at bellmortuarymontana.com.

Monday, May 23rd 2016
Diane Helen (Lawrey) Thomas-Carey
Diane Helen (Lawrey) Thomas-Carey, 76, of Saint Marie, Montana passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Diane was born August 15, 1939 to William Charles and Evelyn Lucille (Jones) Lawrey in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of twelve she moved with her family to California.

She was an avid reader and loved animals. She enjoyed playing Dominoes with her friends in Saint Marie.

She is survived by her four children, Carl Reed Thomas, Lauri Ann Corn, William David Thomas, and Kathleen Lynn Thomas; six grandchildren, Tammy Thomas, Daniel Sanders, Steven Thomas, Joshua Sanders, Kira Thomas and Lucas Sanders; and 15 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that donations be made in Diane’s name to the Humane Society of America.
Bell Mortuary of Glasgow, Montana is assisting the family with arrangements.

Tuesday, May 17th 2016
Evelyn Wisecarver Scott
Evelyn Wisecarver Scott, 81, of Bedford, VA, passed quietly April 30, 2016 while on vacation in her beloved Montana.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall in Saint Marie. Donations in her name may be made to some of her favorite charities: Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, www.crazyhorsememorial.org; St. Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Road, Ashland, Montana 59003; St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main Street, Chamberlain, South Dakota 57325-0330; Habitat for Humanity, or just plant a tree in her memory.
Evelyn was born January 22, 1935 in Penniman, VA to Carlisle and Mina (Elliott) Wisecarver. She graduated from Rustburg High School, earned her Bachelors and Masters from Lynchburg College and received her Doctorate from the University of Virginia in1986.
She was married to Neil Scott also of Bedford, VA, for 25 years.
She taught in Bedford County Schools from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Moved to Montana in 1978 and taught on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation for approximately 20 years. After retiring she split her time between Montana and Virginia.
Evelyn was a Reiki Master and a teacher, she was a long standing member of the Lions Club. She greatly enjoyed playing Mexican Train (dominoes) with family and friends in both states.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Shelly (John) Lee Woodridge and Sharon (James) Preston Jones; son, Shearl (Joyce) Laird Scott; grandchildren, Clifton B. ( Kelly) Woodridge, Gabrielle P. (Brandon) Rich, Cari W. (Heath) Moore, Neil Reynolds, and James E. Jones III; great-grandchild, Rosemary N. Preston; sister, Ann W. Wisecarver; brother, Charlie (Jeanette) Wisecarver; numerous nieces, nephews family and friends.
Proceeding her in death are her parents, three brothers and a sister.
Tuesday, May 17th 2016
Jean Hill Hansen
Jean Hill Hansen, age 87, passed away peacefully on May 16 at Prairie Ridge Village in Glasgow, Montana surrounded by her loving family.
Jean was the fourth child of Finnish immigrant parents from Hamilton, Montana, and was born on May 10, 1929 to Herman and Mary (Noponen) Hill in their home 3.5 miles west of Hamilton. Jean attended school in Hamilton, graduating in 1947 as valedictorian of her class. She received a scholarship to Cottey College in Nevada, MO and graduated in 1949 with an Associate of Arts degree in English.
In 1949 she went to work for the Montana Department of Public Welfare as a caseworker and was assigned to Valley County. Jean went on a date with Bob Hansen on New Year’s Eve 1949 and they were married October 27, 1950 in Hamilton at the German Lutheran Church. Five children were born to this union; William Robert, Mary Lillian, Laurie Jo, Kathryn Kay and Stephen Carl.
Jean was able to be a stay at home mom and busied herself with her children’s activities and community service. Among these were Parent Teachers Association, Cub Scout Leader, Lutheran Sunday school teacher, Lutheran Church Circle, Scotty Band Parents Supporter, 4-H Leader, Homemaker’s Club, P.E.O., Republican Women, Republican Central Committee and Bridge Clubs. Jean was very proud of being a 65-year member of P.E.O. Chapter U of Glasgow.
Jean was very proud of her Finnish heritage and exemplified “sisu” in every aspect of her life and instilled this characteristic in each of her children. A highlight of her life was a trip to Finland in 1987 to trace her genealogy and visit the villages where her parents were born.
Jean thoroughly enjoyed her seven grandchildren and attended many of their school and sports activities.
Jean is preceded in her death by her husband, Robert, in July 2001 and daughter in law, Margery (William), in October 1994. Jean is survived by her children, William Hansen (Karyn) of Phillipsburg, Mary L Hansen of Billings, Laurie J Hansen of Maplewood, MN, Kay Hansen Bitney (Bye) of Kalispell and Steve Hansen (Peggy) of Glasgow and her grandchildren Stephanie Dworak (Steve) of St. Louis Park, MN, Marina and Madison Hansen of Bozeman, MT, Andrea and Salomon Hansen of Glasgow, Katy and Carl Bitney of Kalispell and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation at Bell Mortuary Wednesday, May 18 from 6-8p.m.
There will be a celebration of Jean’s life at First Lutheran Church in Glasgow on May 19 at 10a.m. Memorials may be made to Cottey College, P.E.O. Foundation, First Lutheran Church of Glasgow or the charity of your choice.
Jean’s family is hoping there is bridge club in heaven!
Monday, May 16th 2016
Eva Marie Stohl
Eva Marie Stohl, 92, passed away May 12, 2016 at Valley View Home with loved ones at her side.
Eva was born on March 10, 1924 on their homestead in Tampico, Montana. She was raised in Tampico with her siblings and parents Guillaume and Marie (Van Hamme) DeMessemaker.
In 1945, Eva married Irven Stohl of Nashua, Montana. They moved to Hungry Horse, Montana and raised two daughters, Cynthia “Cyndie” and Nancy. While their children were still young, they moved back to Nashua. They later divorced, and Eva remained in Nashua for many years before moving to Glasgow. She resided at Valley View Home for over eleven years.
Eva loved puttering outside with flowers in her garden, and also enjoyed boating and catching the biggest fish. She worked on many crafts and delighted in playing cards, bingo and bridge with the ladies of her community. She took pride in having women come to her home where she offered perms and haircuts, and also worked for the Glasgow Credit Bureau and Glasgow Flower Shop where she created beautiful arrangements. Eva was a member of the Garden Club and Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Nashua. She enjoyed telling the story about her father and surviving his journey on the Titanic.
Eva is survived by her two daughters Cyndie (Don) Sonsteng of Butte, and Nancy (Sam) Ohlson of Fort Peck; grandchildren Gina (John) Christie, Kathy (Mike) McGrath, Beth (Mark) Salusso all of Butte, Tracie (Daryl) Moats of Great Falls, Zac Ohlson of Glasgow and Greg Ohlson of Billings; great-grandchildren Kyle Christie, Sidney Christie, Derek McGrath, Kole McGrath, Brooke McGrath, Franki Salusso, Berkli Salusso, Sawyer Salusso all of Butte, Darby Moats of Great Falls; great-great grandchild Axton McGrath of Butte; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Guillaume and Marie; brother Bill and sister-in-law Joyce DeMessemaker; sister Rachael and brother-in-law Tom Pugh, sister Esther and brother-in-law Bob Nelson; and nephews Donnie DeMessemaker and Thomas Pugh III.
Memorial Service will be held at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Montana on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. with Bonnie Novak officiating. Internment will take place at Highland Cemetery, with a reception following at the Mortuary. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Bell Mortuary, and family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 pm.
We take comfort knowing she is at peace.
Monday, May 16th 2016
Arnold (Arnie) E. Stumvoll
Arnold (Arnie) E. Stumvoll, 83, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with his loving wife and family by his side.

Funeral services for Arnold E. Stumvoll will be held Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at St Raphael’s Catholic Church in Glasgow, followed by interment at the Highland Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:00 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Parish.

Arnold was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Underwood, ND to Frank and Agnes (Krenz) Stumvoll. He was raised in Max, North Dakota and graduated from Max High School in 1951. Arnie married his best friend and the love of his life, Viola (Vicky) Ulrich, of Underwood, on June 27, 1956. They would have been married 60 years this year. To their union five children were born: Dean (Sally) Stumvoll, Oakton, VA.; Robert (Barbara) Stumvoll, Libby, MT.; Barbara (Fred) Willis, Billings, MT.; Elizabeth (Breck) Probst, Tuttle, OK.; Jacqueline (Patrick) Murphy, Oklahoma City, OK.

Arnie and Vicky meet when Vicky would go to her grandparent’s farm during the summer. Vicky’s grandparents lived a short distance from Arnie’s parents, so they knew each other when they were young. Vicky’s uncle Denise and Arnie were friends for many years, so when Arnie was batching he managed to show up at Vicky’s grandparents’ house just in time for dinner. Vicky’s grandmother Helen always felt that they would make a wonderful match!

After many years working on the farm and dairy business in North Dakota, Clarence Freise and Arnie decided to purchase a bakery business in Glasgow, MT. Than in April 7, 1970 Arnie and two partners opened Arnie’s Electric and in 1980 Arnie and Vicky bought out his partners and continued to extend Arnie’s and Vicky’s existing life partnership to now also include a business partnership. Even though Arnie retired in 1996 he continued to enjoy his time with Bob (who bought out Arnie’s Electric) and Stumvoll Electric. He lived his life with commitment and integrity to God, his family, his friends and the community.

He loved to hunt & camp with family and friends, work in the yard, play cards, a Sunday drive with his family and a cold glass of chocolate milk. One of his greatest hobbies was making furniture out of wood for his kids and grandkids. We all have a beautiful piece of furniture that he crafted with his own hands.

While we deeply mourn his untimely passing and search for understanding, we are thanking God for what his life meant to us. He gave us all he had. He was a wonderful provider, a deeply loving husband and loving father to both his wife Vicky and their children. Arnie and Vicky raised their children to be loving, compassionate, and respectful people. His motto was “Life is good.” He was fierce in his love and protection of his family and friends. For all those whom his passion and kindness touched, we are grateful. He loved helping others. No matter how you came to know him, he left a mark on you in some way.

Arnie was a man who had been a light in so many lives. He was half of the couple that proved that true love didn’t just exist in fairy tales. He was a hero to many and a man that changed so many lives for the better. He was a man who epitomized what it was to fight for what you want, what you have and what you need but also reassured you that you would never fight alone, as long as he was there.

We were blessed to call him husband, dad, grandpa and friend. We will spend forever remembering him, missing him, and NEVER forgetting how blessed we were having him in our lives. We love you and until we meet again.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Stumvoll, Agnes Pflipsen and Hubert Pflipsen; grandson Joshua Stumvoll; brother-in-law and friend Don Kostelecky.

Survivors include his loving wife, Vicky; 5 children, Dean (Sally) Stumvoll of Oakton, Virginia, Robert (Barbara) Stumvoll of Libby, Montana, Barbara (Wm. Fred) Willis of Billings, Montana, Elizabeth (Breck) Probst of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Jacqueline (Pat) Murphy of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; 14 Grandchildren, Ryan Stumvoll, Ashley Stumvoll, Brittany Stumvoll, Haley Stumvoll, Justin (Abi) Stumvoll, Katie (Brendon) Byrne, Rick (Amy) Stumvoll, Mike (Melanie) Willis, Angie ( Doug )Just, Brandy Schaffer, Eli Probst, Wyatt Probst, Katelynn Murphy, Lexi Murphy; five siblings - Alice (Phil) Moon, Rosemary Bratten, Judy (John) Reading, Doris Moore, and Dwight (Shelley) Pflipsen; Sister-in-law Lucy Kostelecky ; Brother-in-law Alfred (Barb) Ulrich and many cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016
William "Bill" Kuki
William “Bill” Kuki, 74, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Park Place Nursing Home of complications from brain tumors.
Bill was born on June 30, 1941 in Butte, MT to Erick and Ina (Salo) Kuki. When Bill was a small child, the family moved to the Salo farm south of Hinsdale, MT. Bill attended grade school in Hinsdale and graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1959. Bill attended college at Northern Montana College for a year, before embarking in a career in road construction as a heavy equipment operator. Bill had a special talent for operating heavy equipment and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 400. Early in his career, Bill met the love of his life, Louise Zeiger. Bill swept Louise off her feet and they were married on September 28, 1964. Bill and Louise traveled the Big Sky Country following the road construction jobs to wherever Bill’s talents were needed. In 1978 Bill was the champion of the Montana Heavy Equipment Safety Rodeo competition.
In his spare time, Bill assisted his dad on the family farm. After the death of his father, he took over the family farm and began working for the Valley County road department. Bill’s employment with the road department lasted 18 years until his retirement. Bill continued to farm and work as a gas well pumper for Nobel Energy. Bill enjoyed being out in the country every day checking on the gas wells to ensure they were operating correctly.
Bill and Louise had three daughters, Michelle, Lynn, and Denise. Lynn passed away in 1976 in a tragic farm accident. Denise passed away in 2013 in a car accident. Bill’s family were the focal point of his life and he was a special figure in the lives of his grandchildren. Bill enjoyed taking his grandkids out to the reservoir to hunt for turtles and frogs, as well as other adventures. Bill welcomed hunters to his farm and took great pleasure in watching his grandkids and family hunt. Michelle and her kids looked forward to the annual hunting trips each year. Bill also enjoyed teaching his grandson, Christian, about mechanics. There were no shortages of projects on the farm and the two enjoyed doing whatever needed to be done.
In 2010 Bill was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Bill recovered from the surgery and went onto live normally. In 2014, Bill and Louise sold the family farm and moved to Sun Prairie Estates, near Great Falls, so they could be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.
In March of this year, Bill was diagnosed with new brain tumors, which after a brief battle, took his life. Bill lived life to the fullest and his family was the love of his life.
Bill is survived by his wife of 51 years, Louise; his daughter Michelle (James) Neumann. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Christian, Emily, and Ericka Neumann, and Kasey and Lacee Kuki. He is also survived by many close friends and extended family.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Erick and Ina Kuki; and his daughters, Lynn and Denise.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1226 1st Avenue North, Great Falls.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11:00 AM the Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, MT.
Monday, May 9th 2016
Cheryl Lynn Jakanoski Erickson
Cheryl Lynn Jakanoski Erickson, 63, passed away May 5th at her home in Billings MT.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10th, 2015 at Bell Mortuary, in Glasgow, Montana, with a luncheon to follow.

Cheryl was born in Glasgow MT to John and Nadine Jakanoski, the second of 5 children. She grew up on the family wheat farm southeast of Glasgow, liked to be outdoors, and loved the horses and cows as a child. She went to one room Newton School until grade 7, and later graduated from Glasgow High School in 1970. Cheryl went to college and became a registered nurse, working at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow. She did many things as a nurse, including labor and delivery, and working at the OB/GYN clinic for Dr. Lawrence Palazzo. Her empathy and caring for patients, paired with her intelligence, made her a valuable nurse as well as endearing her to many she cared for.

In 1975, she married Dan Maag of Glasgow. They later divorced, and she married Lynn Sather in 1981. Together they adopted their daughter from South Korea, Jana Marie Sather. After many years of marriage, they too divorced. Cheryl moved to Havre, where she worked in public health, and also in a clinic. Here, she met Max Erickson, and they married after growing to love each other. He owned Beaver Creek Golf Course in Havre, and also worked at DA Davidson. Cheryl no longer worked as a nurse, but joined him in helping run the golf course, pro shop, etc. She beautified the outside with flowers and landscaping, and cooked for events. It kept her busy until Max retired from DA Davidson, and they moved to Billings in 2012, eventually selling the golf course. Max soon took on a job at Lithia Toyota, perfectly suited to his personable and gregarious personality. Cheryl helped her youngest sister, Lana, with her two daughters Brynn & Savannah, taking them to or from school, and enjoyed her time with them.

Cheryl loved to garden, was artistic, a great cook, an exceptionally thoughtful gift giver, and a caring nurse. We take comfort knowing she is at peace.

Cheryl is survived by her husband, Max Erickson; daughter, Jana Sather; mother, Nadine Jakanoski; sister, Paula Hicks (Andy); brother, Mark Jakanoski; brother, Scott Jakanoski (Kim); sister, Lana Koch (Jamie); nieces, Leah Miller (Nate), Bridget Sholley (Justin), Brynn Feldman, Savannah Feldman; great nieces, Tatumn Sholley, Tessa Miller and great nephews, Vaughn Miller, Bo Sholley, and Tucker Sholley, as well as several cousins.

"I have passed the mountain peak and my soul is soaring in the firmament of complete and unbounded freedom; I am in comfort. I am in peace"

Monday, May 9th 2016
Robert (Bob, Bobby) Eugene Rennick, Jr.
Glasgow, Montana native Robert (Bob, Bobby) Eugene Rennick, Jr., the oldest son of Donna (Nelson) and Robert Rennick, Sr., was born May 10, 1967, and died at his home May 1, 2016.

Bob embraced life and education. His first diploma is displayed at the Valley County Pioneer Museum from the Shirley Buechler Kindergarten 1973. He continued attending Glasgow schools, graduating from Glasgow High School with the class of 1985. Always cheerful and eager to please, Bob did well academically and excelled in speech, drama, and music activities. Then it was off to Northern Montana College, Havre, where he continued his involvement in both academics and extra-curriculars, receiving his Bachelor’s in 1989. He later received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from NMC in 2009.

His professional career began in the fall of 1989 in Winifred, Montana, where he remained for nine years, loving the grades 7-12 English, drama, speech, and photography students and the community. Although finding it difficult to leave, strong familial responsibility drew him back to Glasgow and GHS the fall of 1998, teaching first in a variety of grades 9-12 English classes and later serving as counselor, his position at the time of his retirement in 2014. He was also employed professionally by the Fort Peck Community College, Poplar, teaching English and psychology courses in the outreach program. The welfare of his students, academically and emotionally, was the uppermost in his mind, always hoping through caring concern that their lives might be better for having encountered him.

Mr. Rennick spent much time on his extra-curricular activities, first as a participant and then as a speech and drama coach, cementing many solid relationships throughout Montana. He kept in regular contact with many of his former students and colleagues, most of them not realizing how dire his physical condition had become.

He received recognition from a variety of professional organizations; he was a practical (never mean-spirited) joker, and was so looking forward to voting for a Democratic president this fall. His musical tastes were eclectic. He traveled the NW attending concerts. He loved movies and plays; he was a loyal Scottie! He laughed and he cried, both with ease.

Having been first diagnosed with diabetes as a high school sophomore, the disease plagued him the rest of his life. He began dialysis treatment in Poplar, MT in June of 2011, a three-times-weekly trek of 150 miles roundtrip. Only the very first time did someone travel with him. He eventually succumbed to the disease. Disease and suffering were not a stranger to Bob, having nursed both of his parents prior to their deaths. He had actually begun heath care as an aide at Valley View Nursing Home as a teenager.

Among Bob’s jobs outside of school were Quick-N-Tasty, College RA, house sitting, Glacier National Park, cafes in Shelby and Winifred, Valley Cinemas, and more.

Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his grandparents; brother, Tim, who then resided with him and a host of extended family and friends.

Bob is survived by his brother, Joe of Glasgow; paternal aunt, Harriet (Roy) Keough of Havre; maternal aunt, Marie Hobby of Marietta, Georgia; numerous cousins and their families and a number of very close friendships (Bill, Teresa, Jared, Brandt, Eva, Bruce, Mrs. R., et.al.) Rusty and Maddie, his beloved canine companions, miss him. We all do.

Services for Bob will be held Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 1:00 PM Evangelical Church in Glasgow, Montana. Refreshments will be served following the service. Inurnment will take place at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale, Montana.
Monday, May 9th 2016
Richard D. Hibl
Richard D. Hibl passed away peacefully at his winter home in Cordes Lakes, Arizona on February 15, 2016. Born September 20, 1940 at the Dale Hospital in Poplar, Montana to Adolph and Martha Hibl, Richard’s love of Montana’s Roosevelt and Valley Counties and his hometown of Poplar ran deep. He also loved his Arizona community, finding kindred spirits at the 50’s Diner crowd and caring for his trees, roses and cacti that thrived in Yavapai County’s mild weather.

Richard graduated Poplar High School in 1958 and shortly after entered the Army Reserve, serving from September 1959 through August 1964. After his service in the Army Reserve, Richard started a long career making a living as roustabout on oil fields, driving big fuel rigs and farming. Richard cited “paying off the loan on the farm” as his biggest accomplishment along with establishing a trust benefitting Cardiac Care at St. Vincent Healthcare.

Living in Reno, Nevada is his brother, Ed. Pre-deceasing Richard are his parents and other four siblings – Mary Hibl Lowe Deschine, Alice Hibl Thorsen, Robert Hibl, and Dorothy Hibl Gross. Although Richard isn’t married, his family includes 17 nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at St. Raphael Parish, Glasgow, Montana on May 18 at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation, Billings, MT.

Arrangements are by David’s Desert Chapel, Wickenburg, AZ.

Monday, May 9th 2016
Harvey "Lloyd" Jones
Harvey “Lloyd” Jones, 83, passed away May 7, 2016, at his home in Hinsdale.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 12th, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00PM at the Methodist Church in Hinsdale.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hinsdale High School, with Pastor Howard Pippin officiating. Burial will follow at Hillview Cemetery in Hinsdale. A luncheon will follow burial.

Lloyd was born on October 16, 1932 to Harvey and Marion (Gaasch) Jones, in Hinsdale, Montana. He married Evelyn Weed September 26, 1953 in Big Fork, Montana. They had four children; Debbi, Lorri, Michael and Chuck. Evelyn was the love of his life for 62 years.

At eight years old he stayed at the dugout for six weeks with Albert Chesterson, scattering bulls and keeping the strays out. His summers were spent up north riding with the “old cowboys.”

Lloyd spent two years in Big Fork Montana working as a logger for his father-in-law. He worked at the Glasgow Air Force Base as a masonry concrete foreman until the base closed in 1968. He then became a carpenter until he was able to pursue his lifelong dream of being a rancher.

Lloyd graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1952. Was an avid Raider fan and attended all eight state tournaments the Raiders ever played in.

He loved ranching, gardening, his grandchildren, sports and telling old time stories.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughters, Debbi Sjostrom and Lorri (Corby) Palm; sons, Michael (Teresa) Jones and Chuck (Angie) Jones; grandchildren Kipp Sjostrom, Amy (Brian) Sjostrom, Cody (Tina) Palm, Josh (Miranda) Palm, JoLysa Jones, Hannah Jones, Jade Jones, Wrangler Jones, Ryder Jones, Layna Jones, A’Aligha Jones, Nikiyah Jones, Milo Jones, Taz (Kendra) Jones, Cierra (Jeff) Jones, Savannah (Austin) Staley, Jacob (Lexie) Jones and Evie Jones; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Agnes (John) Mogan, Dorothy Flickinger, Opal (Jay) Rosendahl, Joan (Jim) Dimsdale, Alma (Terry) Hering and Julanne Gauger; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey (Leona) Jones; mother, Marion (Johnny) Porteen; special parents, Bob and Alice McElvain and Frank Lock; and brothers-in-law, Flick Flickinger and Stan Christianson.
Monday, May 9th 2016
W. Udell Miller
Funeral services for W. Udell Miller will be held Friday May 13th at 2:00pm at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow. Internment will follow at the Highland Cemetery.

W. Udell Miller, age 79, passed away in the early morning hours on May 6, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Udell was born November 29, 1936 in Poplar to Erwin and Esther (Brown) Miller. He was raised in Fort Peck and schooled in Fort Peck and Glasgow, graduating from Glasgow High School in 1955. He married Karen Marie Wolden on August 24, 1960 and had three children, twin sons Stevin and Kevin and daughter Danette. Karen passed away in September 1984. In August of 1991 he married Judy Pointer.

Udell attended school through the eighth grade in Fort Peck and then to Glasgow High School. While in high school he excelled in athletics playing football and basketball for the Scotties. He was on the basketball team that finished as state runner-up in 1953 to Helena during the statewide Big 16 conference. He was also on the basketball team that returned to the state tournament a couple years later. Udell’s best sport was baseball. Udell was the winning pitcher in the 1954 Montana State Legion baseball championship in which he pitched nearly two full nine-inning games back-to-back in order to capture the state title for Fort Peck. When not on the mound he was the team shortstop. He continued to play softball for many years, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Udell began work for the Montana Power Company in April 1957 where he worked as a lineman until his retirement in 1988. After retirement he did some meter reading for Montana Power in Glasgow. Retirement allowed him the freedom to enjoy traveling, spending winters in Arizona, fishing and hunting and family activities with kids and grandkids. He spent countless hours with family at Fort Peck camping, fishing and waterskiing. He spent time fishing with his wife Judy and for the last many years he was a very reliable fishing partner with his sons. He rarely missed an opportunity or declined an invitation to go fishing and will be greatly missed as a boat passenger and fishing partner.

He was also an avid hunter of big game and upland game birds. He continued to enjoy every opportunity in the fall to be outdoors satisfied with just being able to spend time in a vehicle motoring through the remote landscape of Valley County where the deer, elk and sharp tail grouse were located. To the end he always had the exceptional ability to use his shotgun to knock a fleeing game bird out of the air.

When he wasn’t outdoors, he could always be found watching all of his grandchildren’s school, church and sporting events. He also coached his son’s youth baseball teams for many years.

At his home in Glasgow, Udell and Judy took great pride in their beautifully landscaped yard. They spent many hours during the summer maintaining an extensive back yard filled with a variety of flowers, plants and decorations. He always had a project of some form around the yard including feeding the birds and rabbits. To the very end the man was not idle and would not have it any other way. The morning and afternoon coffee groups were an important part of his daily routine.

He also enjoyed many family gatherings and produced a successful family reunion in Fort Peck for large group of local and distant relatives in 2012. He was a proud grandpa at his granddaughters’ weddings and at the arrival of his three great grandchildren. He loved those kids and spent as much time as he had available entertaining and playing with them. He was an exceptionally proud grandpa of all his grand and great grandchildren.

Udell was preceded in death by his parents Erwin and Ester Miller, and his wife Karen Miller.

Udell is survived by his wife Judy, his three children, Stevin Miller of Fort Peck, Kevin Miller of Glasgow and Danette Borgen of Glasgow, son in law, Verlin Borgen, brother Conrad (Sharon) Miller of Lakewood, CO, sister Doloris (Ken) Tintinger of Helena, MT, brother Roger (Lorna) Miller of Rochester, MN, grandchildren Whitney (Jason) Tatafu of Glasgow and their daughters, Finley and Kila, Blair (Matthew) Tomsheck of Sunburst and their son Kelden, Darbi (Brandon Hansard) Borgen of Glendive, brother in law George Fairclough of Glasgow, nieces Janice Dix of Glasgow and Sandra Gallagher of Renton WA and nephew Mike Fairclough of Glasgow, step children Gayna Watson and her sons Chris Wallem and Eric Wallem, Kelly Fogg of Bozeman and her son Michael Fogg, son in law Woody Fogg of Bozeman, Tom (Leah) Pointer of Billings and their children Tyler and his son Brayden, Karli and Jacey, Sean (Beth) Pointer of Great Falls and their children Carrie and Colton, and Kathryn (Curtis) Eaton of Huston, TX, and their daughter Taylor, Cap Czyzeski of Lake Havasu, AZ, Dorothy (Don) Egosque of Miles City along with numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friday, May 6th 2016
Dylan Tressler Shanks
Dylan Tressler Shanks
May 1, 2016
VICTOR, Idaho — On Dec. 23, 1985, Jan and Frank Shanks received an early Christmas gift with the arrival of Dylan Tressler Shanks. Dylan spent his early childhood years in Glasgow and was an active and talented athlete in multiple sports (excelling in baseball!). His family eventually moved to Columbus, where he graduated from high school. During his adolescence and high school years, his athletic focus changed from traditional sports to developing a true appreciation and enjoyment of the solace provided while spending time in nature. Snowboarding became a passion that he continued to enjoy at every opportunity, especially in the backcountry.

Hiking, camping, fishing and spending time on the water were cherished times for Dylan. Dylan became intrigued with the home brewing process of beer and this interest became a career path that engaged his amazing creativity and allowed him to experience incredible personal success in the artisan brewing world, working as a lead brewer for Red Lodge Ales and most recently at Wildlife Brewing in Victor, Idaho. Dylan’s outgoing personality and crazy sense of humor endeared him to countless friends of all ages throughout Montana and his new Idaho home.

On April 25, 2016, a new star appeared in the early morning sky as Dylan left his earthly home to watch over the family and friends that love him dearly. He leaves behind his loving parents of Red Lodge; brothers, Paige Shanks (Rebecca) of Bozeman and Mason Shanks (Jami Lindgren) of Billings; nephew, Porter Shanks of Bozeman; grandmother, Gloria Shanks of Glasgow; Uncle, Leo Shanks (Lori) of Roundup; aunts, Melody Lind (Jim) of Polson, Jacquie Tressler Budde (Michael) of Bozeman, Jill Tressler of Bozeman, and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and last but not least, his always faithful canine companion, Sesi. He joins his departed loved ones, grandparents, Frank Shanks Sr. and Byron and Lois Tressler.

A celebration of Dylan’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m., May 7, at Red Lodge Ales in Red Lodge. Please come and share your memories of this very special man with his family and friends.

Cheers!

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.

Friday, April 29th 2016
Elizabeth "Betty" Heffner
Elizabeth “Betty” Heffner, 90, of Glasgow left to be with the angels April 27, 2016.

A Memorial Service will be held at Bell Mortuary on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Deacon Ed Malone officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Betty was born July 7, 1925 in Karlsruhe, North Dakota. She was one of 13 children.

Betty married LeRoy Klimple in 1943 and they had three children; Larry in 1944, Diane in 1947, and Gary in 1950. She then married Jack Kremer in 1950 and had four more children; Dennis in 1951, Loretta in 1953, Patrick in 1955 and Jeff in 1962.

She lived in Velva, North Dakota until 1995. She then relocated to Glasgow for the remainder of her life. Betty worked in food service all of her life and was an amazing cook. She cooked at Emil’s Coffee Shop, Star Lanes, Knutsen’s Nursing Home, and Souris Valley Care Center.

She loved gardening, started at a young mother in Velva, North Dakota and continued after her children grew up. She would share vegetables with her children and grandchildren until her late 80’s. She grew a community garden next to Nemont Retirement Home, where she continued to donate vegetables to Nemont, and share with friends and family.

Betty is preceded in death by five brothers, Thomas, Joseph, Bruno, Jacob and Bennie; five sisters, Lena, Mary, Francis, Katie and Myrtle, and sons, Larry and Gary.

She is survived by sisters, Rose of Great Falls, Montana and Pauline of Minot, North Dakota; daughters, Diane of Glasgow, Montana and Loretta (Steve) of Helena, Montana; sons, Pat (Maggie) and Jeff both of Velva, North Dakota and Dennis of Sherman, Texas; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She and her sense of humor will be missed.
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