It is with great sadness that the family of Wally Michotte announces his death from a massive heart attack on Feb. 5, 2018 at the age of 74.
Wally was born Dec. 11, 1943 in Billings. He graduated from Billings West High School in 1962. While in high school until the late 60’s, he worked at the family owned business, Michotte Glass, while also being in the National Guard Reserves. In 1965, he married Marilyn Staley and had two children, Rod and Rhonda. He later married Pam Pekovich in 1988.
Wally was loyal to those he cared for and made many lifelong friends along the way. He stood up for what he believed in. He was a born salesman and after many successful years working in the golf industry, he started his own company, Southwest Turf, which allowed him to see and play many golf courses. He was a member of the Yellowstone Country Club and Lake Hills Golf Course.
He enjoyed many years on the Yellowstone River Float, racing snowmobiles in West Yellowstone, fly fishing on the Stillwater with his brother Carl, cruising around in his ‘62 corvette at Burn the Point, coffee with his buddies, golfing and spending time with Pam, his children, grandchildren, relatives , and many friends. Wally was passionate about his corvette, the sun, and keeping grass green…he was the “Mow Man”.
Wally is survived by his wife Pam, Wally’s two children Rod Michotte (Cindy) of Highlands Ranch, CO and Rhonda (Scott Bowers) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Pam’s two sons Scott Pekovich (Caree), Mike Pekovich (Ali), his grandchildren, Lake, Morgan, Avery, Colton, Rydan, Katie, Tierney, Tyson, BrookLynn, Deegan, his brothers, Carl Michotte (Bobbi) and Larry Symmes (Karen), as well as the rest of his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Connie Michotte, his sister Roxy Hoggett and niece Heather Tanous.
How we will miss such a loving husband, father, brother, Poppy and Bubba! He leaves us rich in lasting memories of his love and our faith will carry us through until we meet again.
Wally’s celebration of life will be held in late spring 2018 in Billings, Montana. Family and friends will be notified personally and through the Billings Gazette.
Please spend time with your loved ones and endeavor to keep lasting friendships as that is what Wally would wish.
Donations may be made to The First Tee (junior golf organization) or the charity of your choice.