MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Charles W. Jerabek, formally of Billings, passed away peacefully on Oct. 19, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN. His family is comforted in knowing that Charlie has been reunited with the love of his life Joyce (née Gilhoi) who preceded him death. A celebration of Charlie’s life wi…

BIG TIMBER — Dick Willems, 86, of Big Timber, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at the Pioneer Medical Center in Big Timber.

Lorraine Joyce Alme was born April 8, 1925 in Staples, Minnesota. She died in Billings on Oct. 19, 2018 after a stroke.

Patricia E. Hayes Bertrand passed away at her home of 62 years in Billings, on Oct. 22, 2018, just six days after her only sibling, Carroll Catherine Hayes Felch, passed away. She was 85. Patricia 'Pat' was born in Walla Walla, WA, on Nov. 11, 1932. Her parents were John Francis and Darl All…

Frances “Frannie” Barrett Matlock, 87, of Billings, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Services will be held from 2-5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St W. Visit with family at 2 p.m., followed by a “Celebration of Her Life” at 3:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Rivers…

Phyllis Yeager, 87, was born and raised in Billings. She worked at West High for 26 years. Retirement gave her precious time to spend with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William and son, John. Surviving Phyllis are her children, Jeannie (Perry) and Jim (Tam…

ROUNDUP — Selma Kuzara-Giesler, 92, passed away on Sept. 25, 2018. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 401 6th Ave W, Roundup. Inurnment will be in Roundup City Cemetery.

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Art Butenschoen, 70, of Billings, passed away on Oct. 20, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Phyllis Butenschoen, son Jeramiah (Jayme) Butenschoen, and his grandchildren of Washington.

Delores Elaine Ruud, born March 15, 1954, in Atlanta, Georgia, died on Oct. 20, 2018, in Billings. Elaine was a caring person who enjoyed meeting new people who soon became a friend. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. She spent her life doing many things…

Anna Luderman, 101, of Billings, passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.

Susie J. Hofer Balich passed on to eternal life Oct. 20, 2018 at the age of 76 with her family gathered by her side. A viewing and gathering of family and friends will be held at Wier Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 from 5-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in …

Vicki was born to Emmett and Marie Knox on March 28, 1953, in Pryor Lake, Minnesota.

Preston Ray Sweeney, Sr. “Sweeney,” 86, was born on Nov. 2, 1931, and passed away on Oct. 19, 2018.

Vicky Carlene (Kembel) Daniels was born Aug. 6, 1947 at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, to Carl and Helen Kembel. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles City where she was active in Walther league and sang in the choir. She later transferred her membership to Trinity Luth…

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LIVINGSTON — Al Vietz, 84, of Livingston, passed away Oct. 18, 2018. Al was a dedicated member of the Yellowstone Rim Runners. A private family burial service is planned with a memorial being announced at a later date. www.franzen-davis.com.

Claude Chester Wilson was born Dec. 1, 1927, to Helen Ada (Kruzan) and Claude Arthur Wilson in Terre Haute, Indiana. They also had one daughter, Jeanette.

NORMAN, Okla — C.O. Gransberg was born Clarence Orpheus Gransberg on Jan. 5, 1926 on his grandparents’ farm in Hatton, North Dakota. The son of Clarence ‘Clay’ Gransberg and Hildegarde Kamphaugh Gransberg, and the oldest of four children. A WWII Navy veteran, he enlisted at 17, and served in…

Lorraine Joyce Alme was born April 8, 1925 in Staples, Minnesota. She died in Billings on Oct. 19, 2018 after a stroke.

HAMILTON — Virginia Young Vinal, 91, of Hamilton, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospice Center in Hamilton.

GLASGOW — Mary Lillian Oliver Pattison joined her Lord and Savior on Oct. 16, 2018. She left this world due to natural causes one week after celebrating her 95th birthday, surrounded by her three children and many loved ones. Her daughter Shirley was with her when she died.

BOZEMAN —Lynda Hillis Ross, devoted mother, grandmother and friend was welcomed into the Lord's presence on Oct. 15, 2018, at the age of 78. She was born March 4, 1940, in Houston, Texas. Lynda attended Baytown Junior High School and Robert E Lee High School in Baytown, Texas, where she was …

Per Dad's wishes, we will hold a private celebration of life in the spring to honor his life. We love you Dad! Mom, Wendi, Gage, Juliana and Jett.

LAUREL — Margaret Schneider Renner passed peacefully at her home in Laurel on Oct. 16, 2018. Born July 23, 1914 to Leopold and Barbara (Huffman) Schneider, first generation German-Catholic immigrants to the United States. Her father crossed the ocean from Odessa, finally settling in Yucca, N…

Anna Marie Lawellin Johnson passed away at the age of 70 on Oct. 16, 2018, with her family by her side. Ann was born in Livingston on Sept. 6, 1948, to Dave and Alice Lawellin.

Lucinda (Naasz) Propp passed away on Oct. 13, 2018, with family by her side. Lucinda was born in Napoleon, North Dakota, on June 4, 1928. Severe drought in the Dakotas forced the family to move and they settled in Pompeys Pillar, Montana, in 1936, later purchasing a farm in 1942. After going…

Dave Grimland passed away quickly and painlessly at home on Oct. 18th. He was a husband, father, grandfather, son, diplomat, storyteller, educator and friend to many. Born in Roswell on Feb. 20, 1944, Dave grew up in both New Mexico and Texas receiving both a B.A. and M.A. from the Universit…

Bervyl Charles Kimberley was born in Waterton South Dakota on Jan. 13, 1929 to Charles Kimberley and Helen (Derby) Kimberley. He passed away on Oct. 17, 2018.

Rachel “Kay” Koory was a longtime Billings resident, city promoter and business owner. She died at her Billings home on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

Our Dear Cammie went to join her mother in heaven on Oct. 14, 2018 peacefully, surrounded by her closest friends.

ROUNDUP — Loren R. Erbe, Graveside service at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Billings on Oct. 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. Cremation has taken place.

Floyd Ketterling passed away peacefully Oct. 10, 2018, at the home of his brother, Willard, in Joliet.

LOVELL, Wyo. — Kaye Jameson Thatch, 85, of Lovell, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at the Lovell LDS Stake Center. Viewing/visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Ha…

SIDNEY — Funeral services for Harry Schmitt, 91, of Sidney, will be Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sidney. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the funeral. Remembrances, pictures and condolences may be shared with the f…