The Billings Outpost

Roger H. Kleindl

Roger H. Kleindl, 75, of Billings, retired from the Navy and from the city water plant, died at home of cancer on Friday, July 19, 2013.

He was born in Blue Earth, Minn., on Sept. 24, 1937, to Frank and Liz “Sophia” Kleindl. He attended Billings schools then joined the Navy. He served 20 years as a machinist mate before retiring in 1975.

He then worked for the city of Billings in the maintenance department at the water plant until he retired there.

He married Donna Derheim in 1959. They had four children, Diana, Kevin, Curtis and Tammy; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Veterans Park, 13th Street West and Poly Drive. Military honors will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:57

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Fred Harrison Hawkins

Fred Harrison Hawkins, 69, of Billings, a retired rancher and right-of-way agent, died Monday, July 15, 2013.

He was born July 24, 1944, in Shelby to Joseph and Louise Hawkins. He had three siblings. He married Dorothy Lynette Mae Roebuck.

He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, five stepchildren, two sisters, one brother, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were July 20 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery.


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:57

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Lorraine L. Geiger Enberg

Lorraine L. Geiger Enberg, 68, who had been a greeter at the Alberta Bair Theater, died July 22, 2013.

She was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Pierre, S.D., to Joseph and Elsie Geiger. She lived in Murdo, S.D., until she was 7. Her family moved to Billings and finally settled in Lockwood in 1953, where she attended Lockwood School.

She worked at Rex Laundry and at St. Vincent Hospital. On Dec. 18, 1965, she married Emil Enberg and became a stay-at-home mom until her last child was born.

She worked for Hart-Albin Co. for 14 years until it caught on fire. She was a greeter at the Alberta Bair when it opened. She retired at an early age because of her health.

Survivors include a son, Monty Enberg; daughters, Tresa Stewart, Crystal West and Suzy Enberg; and six grandchildren.

Visitation was July 24 and will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25. Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m. July 26 at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. July 27 at St. Bernard Church with committal in Holy Cross Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at St. Bernard’s fellowship hall.


Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:55

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John R. Fraser

John Richard Fraser, 40, of Billings, died at his home on July 20, 2013.

He was born April 12, 1973, in Columbus to Richard and Christine Fraser. The family moved to Pocatello, Idaho, when he was a child, where he attended elementary school until moving to Billings. He attended Castle Rock Junior High School and Skyview High School before relocating to Elko, Nev., where he graduated in 1991 from Elko High School.

After high school, he moved back to Billings, where he married Dawn Bowman. They later moved to Denver, Colo., and then briefly to Worland, Wyo., before he returned to Billings.

Survivors include sons, Hayden and Caleb; ex-wife, Dawn of Worland; parents, of Elko, Nev.; and sisters, Sheila Schaff of Billings, Angela Fraser of Elko, Nev., and Bridget Paynter of Carson City, Nev.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at Dahl Funeral Chapel and in Elko at 11 a.m. July 27 at Burns Funeral Home. 

Donations may be made to scholarship accounts that have been set up at any US Bank location for Hayden and Caleb Fraser.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 08:55

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Nathan Hale Howard

Nathan Hale Howard, who had passions for fly fishing and woodworking, died July 12, 2013.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Joliene; a son, Ian; and four brothers, Dennis, Joel, Philip and Jon.

No services were planned. A celebration of life will be held later this summer. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Condolences can be mailed to the family at 3061 St. Johns Ave., Billings, MT 59102.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:36

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Durenee ‘Dena’ Borner

Durenee “Dena” Borner, 68, of Billings, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at her home.

She was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Garden City, Kan.

Survivors include her husband, James D. Borner; sons, Mike of Billings, James “Rich” of Roundup and Brian of Billings; four grandchildren; and a friend, Helen Yunker of Las Vegas.

No services were planned. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight or to Wounded Warriors.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:35

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Ruth K. Cutler

Ruth Kathryn Cutler, 97, who had been a systems analyst for UNIVAC, died July 10, 2013, at Aspen Meadows in Billings.

She was born Dec. 28, 1915. After graduating from college and after losing her fiancé to World War II, she found her way to the East Village in New York City. From there she worked her way up to a systems analyst for UNIVAC, traveling the country by train programming computers.

Later she married Bob Cutler and was active in her community of Palos Verdes, Calif. She moved to Montana after her husband’s death to be near her brother and his wife, Jack and Heino Lackey and their family in Bozeman.

Survivors include nephews and nieces.

Burial was in Red Lodge cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:32

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Faith Echo Bollman

Faith Echo Bollman, 71, who served in the Civil Air Patrol, Marines and Air Force, died June 27, 2013.

She was born May 28, 1942, in Billings to Lyle C.E. Olson and Echo Olson. She attended Billings schools and graduated from Senior High School in 1960.

She was a Civil Air Patrol cadet and was among the first female cadets to attend jet training orientation and to become an officer. She enlisted in the Marine Corps on Oct. 3, 1960, and was discharged Oct. 2, 1964. She enlisted in the Air Force on Sept. 1, 1965, and was discharged on Jan. 26, 1967. She also served in the Marine Corps and Air Force Reserves.

She returned to Billings in 1971 and earned a bachelor of science degree in special education at Eastern Montana College.

She was known for her sewing, knitting and tatting. She was a member of Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ. She had received assistance from Rocky Mountain Hospice and COR Enterprises.

Survivors include a son, Karl; a daughter, Sabrina Marshall; a granddaughter, Alys; three brothers, Sage, Roy and Dallas, all of Billings; and two sisters, Robin of California and Ione Ament of Billings.

Services were held at the Yellowstone County Veterans Cemetery in Laurel on July 17. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Contributions may be made to COR Enterprises.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:31

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Annalou Tellijhon Link

Annalou Tellijhon Link, 79, died July 4, 2013.

She was born in Le Sueur, Minn., on March 16, 1934, to Emil and Ellen Tellijhon. She was educated, baptized and confirmed in Le Sueur.

She went to work in Mankato, Minn., and married Francis Link on Dec. 16, 1958. They lived in Wisconsin, then Minneapolis for 17 years, then transferred to Billings in 1976.

Survivors include her husband; sons, Kirk and Jeff of Billings and Scott of Denver; eight grandchildren; and a sister of Le Sueur.

A private memorial was held. Graveside services will take place at a later date, as Mr. and Mrs. Link had promised each other years ago that they would wait for each other to be together again. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:30

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George Friesen

George Cameron Friesen, 15, who would have played football for the Central Catholic High School Rams this fall, died July 13, 2013.

He was born Nov. 9, 1997, in Billings. When he was 3 years old, his mother, Lisa, enrolled him in Billings Gymnastics. He played Little League.

In the eighth grade, he received the Ram’s Chair Award for football players. He also played soccer, baseball and football and wrestled.

He started a haunted house to raise money for those affected by the Katrina disaster. The fundraiser also raised money for B.A.R.K. animal rescue, and he was a volunteer for Eagle Mount.

He was preceded in death by his father, Shaun Friesen.

Survivors include his mother, Lisa Lopez; and grandparents, Erminio Lopez and Mary and Robert Chavez.

Visitation was July 17 and will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Dahl Funeral Chapel. A vigil will be held at 7 p.m. July 18 at St. Pius X Church. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. July 19 with burial and reception following.

Memorials may be made to Wings Trust via Boulder Elementary School. The Wings program supplies funds and equipment for students in the Delta Classroom, a program that focuses on children’s social skills, self-esteem and emotions.


Last Updated on Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:29

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