HARDIN — Stanley Albert Muhlbeier, 89, of Hardin, passed away peacefully March 21, 2014.
He was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Longmont, Colo., a son of David and Christina Hehr Muhlbeier. He moved to the St. Xavier area with his parents, when he was 12 years old. He attended school in St. Xavier and graduated from Hardin High School in 1943. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1944 and received his Honorable discharge in 1946.
Stan married Ruth Taylor on April 24, 1948, in Crow Agency, and they farmed in the St. Xavier area until 1951, when they moved to Laurel. He worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1954, they returned to the St. Xavier area and worked for area farmers. Stan was a construction carpenter, who worked on various projects in the area. In 1982, he was employed by School District 17H & 1, retiring in 1987.
His parents; a son David; sister Helena Howard; and brothers Herman, Ed, Reuben, Harold and Ray preceded Stan in death.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Ruth; daughters Connie (George) Rowton, Chris (Gary) Sterton and Bev (Tim) Hagen; a son, Robert (Deb) Muhlbeier; his grandsons, Craig (Kris) Warren, Shawn (Kris) Warren, Dana Guttormsen, Jordan Hagen and Alex (Amanda) Rowton; his granddaughters Silva Guttormsen, Ashley (Darin) Pankratz, Leah (Brett) Wolever and Kara (Steve) Herschkowitz; his great grandsons, Evan Klewin, Logan, Dillon and Carter Warren; and his great granddaughters Hannah Pankratz, Kaylee Klewin and Stella Wolever.
Memorial funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Bullis Funeral Chapel. Private inurnment will be held in the Fairview Cemetery. Bullis Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Horn County Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, Hardin, MT 59034.