John, who adored his wife, family and friends, went to be with his Lord Jesus, whom he loved, on Feb. 15, 2018, following complications from emergency open heart surgery in Houston, TX. He joins many family members and friends who preceded him in death including his mother, Jean Gaines, his …

Candy Lee Heimbichner passed away Feb. 19, 2018 at the age of 63. She was born on Feb. 25, 1954 to Rueben and Johanna Heimbichner in Yakima, WA, the youngest of four girls. At the age of two, the family moved back to Billings. Several years after graduating from Billings Business College, Ca…

John Kemkes passed away at his home on Friday evening, Feb. 16, at the age of 80. John was born to Wilbur and Marjorie Kemkes in 1937 in Minneapolis, and grew up along the Minnesota River in the town of Chaska. While in high school there, he began dating the love of his life, Audrey, and the…

GULF SHORES, Alabama — Christopher Thomas Roberts, 45, of Gulf Shores, Alabama (formally of Billings) passed away Feb. 4, 2018, after a short illness.

Our dear father, Frank Svec, went to be with his Heavenly Father on February 19, 2018. Dad was born on June 22, 1921 in Pierce County, Wisconsin on the family farm, the youngest son of Frank and Mary Svec. As a young man, he developed an appreciation for music and learned the value of a stro…

Anna R. Messmer, 95, of Billings, passed away on Feb. 18, 2018. Anna, formally of Plevna and Miles City, was born on Jan. 23, 1923 and was the daughter of Hugh and Agnes Clarke McFarland of Miles City. Anna grew up on the McFarland Ranch south of Miles City. She initially attended school in …

GARRYOWEN — Frances DeLeon Castro Miller, 66, of Garryowen, passed away peacefully on Feb. 14, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.

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Earl Otto Zumbrun, 99, died peacefully on Feb. 20, 2018. Earl was born on Nov. 12, 1918, on his parents’ ranch outside of Boyd. He was the son of Clarence and Hedwig (Kebschull) Zumbrun.

Gloria J. Rheaume, 83, of Billings passed away Wednesday surrounded by family at St. Vincent Hospital. Gloria was born July 25, 1934 in Wilsons Mills, Maine to E. Gerald and Hazel (Sweeney) Littlehale. Gloria was one of seven siblings. She graduated from school in Berlin, New Hampshire. Glor…

Billings: Shirley Jean Schrueder;  Earl Zumbrun, 99; D. Michael Gesuale

Dominick Michael Gesuale, 83, of Billings, passed away Feb. 20, 2018 at his home in Billings, MT. He was born May 15, 1934 in Billings, the son of Dominic and Concetta (Cucciardi) Gesuale. He was raised in an Italian farming community in the Billings Heights. On June 2, 1956 he was married t…

The Lord called our beloved Shirley Jean Schreuder home on Feb. 19th, 2018, after losing her battle with an illness. Shirley was born on Feb. 20, 1935 in Nisland, S. Dakota to Gus and Juanita Schultz. Shirley was a kind, loving, genuine and humble soul who was adored by everyone who knew her…

GLENDIVE — Leslie Diane Micheletto, 67, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Will Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cou…

Eunice Pernell Chilcott Grewell passed on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Eunice was born to John and Bernice Evans Chilcott on April 27, 1925. She grew up in Silesia. After Eunice graduated Valedictorian from Joliet High School, she went on to get her nursing degree at St. Vincent’s. She was a mem…

Seneca, SC — James “Jim” Arthur Parke, 72, passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2018. He was born to Audrey and Arthur Parke in Glasgow, Montana on Nov. 18, 1945. During his childhood, he was active with the Boy Scouts and earned the Eagle Scout Award. Jim was a 1964 graduate of Glasgow High S…

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Althea Gifford passed away in the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2018. Her loving and devoted husband, Rex Gifford cared for her with compassion and patience through her long illness. With the help of their daughter, Patti Gifford, they were able to spend the last few months together in the…

LAUREL — Eula C. Harris of Laurel, passed into the presence of her Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Eula was born on Dec. 3, 1944, in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.

“She was tall in the saddle until her blister broke.” A favorite joke and one our funny Mother would appreciate. The world lost a wonderful soul and friend on Feb. 21, 2018. Barbara Fisher Holm died in Cody, WY after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was a talented artist with oil painting…

Billings: Angela Saritta Mock Blubaugh; Anita Mae Roe, 79; Colleen F. (Starin) Garberg, 85; Lila Ann Markwald; Irvin James Michael, 84

POWELL, Wyoming — Colette D. Gimmeson, 95, passed away Feb. 20, 2018, at Powell Valley Hospital.

Lila Ann Markwald completed her journey to heaven Friday Feb. 16 after a seven year battle with cancer. Lila was born July 17, 1947 in Williston, ND to Irvin and Marion Evanson (Pieters).

COLUMBUS — Beverly Phyllis Vangen was born on July 11, 1938, to Gertrude and Thorvald Vangen in Northfield, Minnesota. She passed away on Feb. 14, 2018, due to medical complications.

CUSTER, South Dakota — Sally Leal, 62, of Custer, SD, passed away on Feb. 19, 2018 at the Custer Regional Hospital.

Colleen F. (Starin) Garberg, 85, of Billings. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service to be held in June. A full obituary will be published at that time.

"We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Lee during his 66 years, among them: When your trash can is full Terry's Quick Stop always has room. You (or a loved one) can always use another North Face item when it is on clearance with an additional 40% off. Let a dog (or two or three…

Anita Mae Roe, 79, passed away Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, with family by her side. Anita was born August 29, 1938, in Roundup to Harold Wainscott and Ruth Stoltz. She moved to Billings at an early age with sisters Linda Skinner and Karen (John) Carpenter where she resided until her death.

Angela Saritta Mock Blubaugh was born Feb. 16, 1951 to Jim and Barbara Mock in Billings, MT. She grew up in Billings and graduated from West High in 1969. In July of 1970 she gave birth to her first son, Chad. Angie met the love of her life, Tommy, and together they had a son, David, in May …

Billings: Myron J. Stratton, 90; Lisa Munguia Fullmer; Donna Love; Lee Perrigo; Frank Svec, 96; Mary V. Beebe, 91, Earl O. Zumbrun, 99

MISSOULA — Donna Fay Dowlin McDonnell passed away peacefully Friday Feb. 16, 2018 at her home in Missoula.

Born on Oct. 31st, 1952 to Jack and Carol Oberweiser, “Obe” (Dick) lived his life every day to be “way above average.” Growing up in Anaconda, his shared passion for horses bonded he and his mother’s hearts to each other, to the beautiful animals they would love throughout their lifetimes, a…

Paul Wold died Feb. 19, 2018 surrounded by his wife of 66 years Betty, “BJ”, and his children: John, Lou, Mari, and Joy.

Concepcion Samona Garcia, of Billings, was born on April 2, 1979, to Donna Garcia and Eligio Garcia Jr. She was stepdaughter to Martha Riojas, and loving mother to Xavior Karmen Garcia and Matteo Cordell Wells.

Myron J. Stratton, age 90, passed away on Feb. 15, 2018, in Billings.

On Tuesday morning, Feb. 13, 2018, our Mom peacefully went home to her family. To meet her there were her parents, Jack Sayler, May Blom and Roy Blom. She was also met by her four sisters, Dolly Cathcart, Carmen Uecker, Phyllis Blom and Carol Larson and her little brother, Sonny Blom. She al…