Zachary Lee Lindsey, 20, who was preparing to attend Southwestern College in Oregon this fall, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, in an accident.
He was born to Tobin and Pamela Lindsey on April 29, 1993, in Billings.
From an early age he played football, basketball and baseball. He was on a state championship team at age 10 in 2003. In 2004 he played with Wendy’s of Montana, a team that won state and went to regionals in Kelso, Wash.
In 2005 he played in the Northwest Regionals in San Bernardino, Calif. In 2007 his Junior Little League team won state and went to regionals in Beaverton, Ore. In 2006 he played for the Billings Blue Jays American Legion baseball team, which won district and went to state in Canada. In 2011 he played for the Billings Royals in the Northwest Regionals at Dehler Park.
He graduated from Skyview High School in 2011. For the past five months, he had been learning the remodeling business and working in the landscaping business.
He wrote songs with a band that had just completed a soon-to-be-released CD featuring him on the mic.
He planned to study the history of music and play baseball at Southwestern College.
Survivors include his parents; a sister, Alivia; and grandparents, Mayferd Allen and Betty Rae Lindsey.
Family and friends gathered Aug. 21 at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 22 at Faith Chapel.
Memorials may be sent to the YMCA, 402 N. 32nd St., Billings, MT 59101.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:38
Sharon Marie Granlie, 65, of Billings, who had worked at Sysco Foods for more than 30 years, died at her home on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, of cancer.
She was the daughter of Nick and Celia Huschka. She was looking forward to retirement from Sysco Foods.
Survivors include a son, Jason Granlie; a daughter, Stacey Collette; two granddaughters; and brothers, Marvin Huschka, Maynard Huschka, Melvin Huschka and Michael Huschka.
Services were Aug. 21 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:37
Robert F. Bares, 76, of Laurel, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
He was born near Beach, N.D., to Frank and Marcella Bares.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene; children, Craig and Denise Bares, Michelle and Brett Hamilton, Kim and Diane Bares and Bobbi and Simon Storey; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and eight brothers and sisters.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 22, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 715 Fourth Ave. in Laurel. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:36
Edward “Eddie” Allen Jr., 46, of Billings, who worked for Yellowstone Kelly Catering cooking for fire crews, died at St. Vincent Healthcare on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.
Born April 2, 1967, in Cutbank, he was the oldest of three sons of Edward and Janice (Kuntz) Allen of Billings. He painted, sketched and played guitar.
Survivors include five children, Nicholas and Kristopher of Bozeman and Joshua, Samantha and Stephanie of Valdez, Alaska; brothers, Tom of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Bill of Houston, Texas; Crista Allen and Mike of Worden; and Cyndi Ocha of Billings.
A vigil was held Aug. 21, with Memorial Mass set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, both at Holy Rosary Church, 501 Custer Ave. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:35
Clarence “Ted” Clark, 83, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Valley Health Care Center.
He was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Mt. Carmel, Ill., one of 12 children of Lloyd and Mabel Clark. His sister, Vera June Williams of Princeton, Ind., is the last of the 12.
Mr. Clark married Mary Corrie in 1951 and they had two sons, Jeffrey and Robin Clark of Reno, Nev. They had four grandchildren.
On June 12, 1989, he married Patricia Burns in Chinle, Ariz. There were two stepchildren, Bruce Burns and Sandra Burns, and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at First Presbyterian Church, 13th Street West and Poly Drive. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:33
James “Jimmy” E. Knudson, a master plumber, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
He was born in 1954 to Kenneth and Dortha Knudson in Harlowton. He graduated from Harlowton High School in 1972.
He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and moved to Deer Lodge. He married Jan in 1977, and they lived in Deer Lodge until 1984.
Mr. Knudson was self-employed as the owner and operator of a trucking business until the age of 42, when he started an apprenticeship to become a master plumber. He eventually went into business for himself as a master plumber, which he did until his death.
Survivors include his wife; daughters, Tawny Childs, Lisa Hoke, Julie Knudson and Amy Horsman; brothers, Richard and Gary; and nine grandchildren.
A reception celebrating his life was held in the café at Harvest Church, Lockwood Campus, on Aug. 17. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:32
Joan Mae Repac, 87, who had been a waitress for 35 years at the Northern Hotel, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.
She was born to Ida and Harry Albright on Aug. 1, 1926, in Glendive. She was married to Pete Repac.
She started waitressing as a teenager and continued that career throughout her life. She worked at the Elmo Club during the Big Band Era and met politicians, movie stars and oil barons at the Northern Hotel.
A bargain hunter, she made many of the uniforms for the Northern Hotel Lounge and sewed clothing for her daughters. She altered gowns for many Miss Montana contestants.
She had received care from Grand Park Vintage Suites, Parkview Care Center and RiverStone Health and Hospice.
Survivors include four children, Joan A. Crum, Arna M. Day, Loren G. Bice and William Greg Bice; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and her husband.
No services were planned. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:32
Virginia Lee Ellis, 85, of Billings, matriarch of a large family, died Aug. 10, 2013.
She was born in Baltimore, Md., on July 31, 1928, to Walton Brunson and Lucia Proctor. She married Jim Ellis on Feb. 23, 1945, after he completed his service in the Navy.
She devoted herself to the care of not only her children, but her mother, brother, two sisters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She made clothes and quilts for family and friends, and cross-stitchings that she made line the walls of many homes.
Survivors include her husband; a sister, Cherie Shoemaker; sons, James B. Ellis and J. Scott Ellis; a daughter, Debra Lee Pringle; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Aug. 19, at Dahl Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Linda McCloud of Holy Cross Church Episcopal officiating.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:31
Helane Keosa “Kay” (Olind) Maack, 92, who had farmed in Hardin and St. Xavier, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, following a massive stroke.
She was born June 15, 1921, in Harrison to Edna Parsons Olind and Charles Edwards Olind. She graduated from Harrison High School and married Ernest Maack on June 20, 1939. After working in Harrison and Oshkosh, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Maack farmed at Hardin and St. Xavier. They retired to Billings in 1976.
Survivors include four children, Tony Maack of Harrison, Janie Brown of Billings, Karen Peterson of Hamilton and Debby Bruland of Yakima, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Zier of Hardin and Inez Reynolds of Dillon; and a brother, George Olind of Baker.
Services were Aug. 19 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Billings. Interment followed in Harrison Cemetery. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.
Memorials may be sent to Big Horn County Museum, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church or RiverStone Hospice.
Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 21:30
Vivian Marie Muck, 87, of Billings, a volunteer at the Billings Senior Center for more than 20 years, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.
She was born in Devils Lake, N.D., on Nov. 20, 1925, to Hannah (Anderson) and George Tweeten. She married John A. Muck on July 27, 1946, and they later divorced.
As a volunteer at the Billings Senior Center, she did everything from recycling greeting cards and refurbishing flowers to running their retail store, Granny’s Attic.
Survivors include children, Jackie C. Steinkellner and Dawn M. Imlay of Portland, Ore., Connie B. Ray and Cynthia L. Reno of Billings and Jason G. Muck of Kilgore, Texas; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild; and John Schwerma, who was much like a son to her.
Visitation was Aug. 13 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Services were Aug. 14 at Heights Baptist Church in Billings.
Memorials may be given to the Billings Senior Citizens Inc., 360 N. 23rd St., Billings, MT 59101; or to RiverStone Health Hospice House, 123 S. 27th St., Billings, MT 59101.
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 August 2013 10:51