Leonard Giles Majerus, 88, who had a ranch south of Roundup and was active in the community, died June 22, 2013, at Horizon Hospice in Billings.
He was born on the family dairy farm south of Havre on April 17, 1925, to Edward and Edith Majerus. Due to illness, he and his wife moved from the ranch near Roundup to Billings in 2010. He entered hospice in 2012.
He graduated from high school in 1943 and married Elizabeth “Betty” Solomon in Havre on June 27, 1945. They moved south of Roundup in 1948, and the “Carmichael place” transformed into the Majerus Ranch.
Mr. and Mrs. Majerus joined community dances and the Roundup Ridge Riders. Mr. Majerus served on the school board at Klein and later the Roundup High School board.
They were members of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and were active in building the current church. Mr. Majerus was a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and served as a past Grand Knight.
In 1964, Mr. and Mrs. Majerus bought Fred Giesler’s shares of A and A Implement and got involved in the Chamber of Commerce, the Roundup Fourth of July Rodeo and later the Fair Board.
He was a member of the Montana Stockgrowers Association and served as president of boards and committees. The entire family was involved in rodeo.
Survivors include his wife; children, Gilbert Majerus of Roundup, Linda Moran of Flint, Mich., Dan Majerus of Conrad, Kathy Majerus of Billings and Jim Majerus of Billings; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Edward Majerus of Lewistown and Giles of Havre.
Vigil services were June 25 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was June 26 at St. Benedict’s in Roundup. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 27, in Highland Cemetery in Havre. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; RiverStone Horizon Hospice House, 1019 Neptune Blvd., Billings, MT 59105; or the Roundup Educational Foundation to help build a new school.