The Billings Outpost

Richard Orman

Richard “Dick” Orman, a Navy veteran and a Veterans Affairs representative, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015.

He was born in Great Falls in 1926 and adopted in Helena at six weeks of age by Hazel and Edgar Orman.

He was raised in Livingston, Washington, D.C., and South Dakota.

He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and several antique car clubs. He was also a newspaper printer, musician and teacher.

He had received daily “mail visits” and home-cooked meals from Ann Lambert.

He was preceded in death by Pat, his wife of 61 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Howe; a son, Steve Orman; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held later. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:31

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Shirley Delao

Shirley Delao, 57, of Billings, who worked at various jobs after her children were grown, died Aug. 1, 2015.

She was born March 15, 1958, to Everett and Lydia Haworth in Billings. She attended Orchard, Riverside and Senior High schools, graduating in Pullman, Wash.

She moved back to Billings after graduation and married Esequiel Guerrero. They had two daughters, Jessica and Donia Guerrero, and later divorced. She married Dondi Delao, in Billings on June 14, 1986, and became a full-time homemaker.

When her children were grown, she worked as a cashier at Soco, at the bakery in the State Avenue IGA and from 1999 to 2007 with Anita’s Courier Service. She also volunteered for the Little Builders Daycare.

She had received care from RiverStone Hospice.

Survivors include her husband; father; daughters, Jessica Guerrero, Donia Guerrero and Tabitha Delao; 22 grandchildren; and siblings, Donna Allen, Gary Haworth, Geri Allen and Bev Peterson.

Services were Aug. 5 at Dahl Funeral Chapel.

Contact Dahl Funeral Chapel to help the family with donations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 20:38

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Dorothy Lagge

Dorothy “Dottie” Lagge, 78, died July 26, 2015, after a long illness.

She was born in a two-story hospital on Aug. 21, 1936, in Powell, Wyo., where her father, Bosworth Humphrey put a ladder up to the second floor to visit her mother, Dorothy Humphrey, during non-visiting hours.

Survivors include children, Kathy Nardo, Doug Becker and Christy Schwartz; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and sisters, JoAnn Haverland, Cindy Shrader and Linda Carlson.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Heights Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 733 W. Wicks Lane in Billings.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Rocky Mountain Hospice, Friendship House or ZooMontana, all in Billings.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 20:37

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Paulette K. Salte

Paulette “Polly” K. Salte, 59, who was a cook for seven years at the Columbus Senior Center, died July 29, 2015, at Billings Clinic after a nine-year battle with diabetes.

She was born Sept. 4, 1955, to Harold and Ann Kirchner in Billings, the oldest of five children. She was raised on the family farm in Rapelje and graduated from Rapelje High School. She then moved back to Billings and attended Billings Business College.

She was a nanny for Carol Crumbaker, taking care of Shelby and Sydne.

She married Jim Salte in 1986, and they honeymooned in Norway in 1987. They raised their family in Columbus.

In addition to working as a cook, she donated her time to watching the babies at Kid’s Club Daycare in Columbus.

Survivors include her husband; daughters, Katie and Lindsay Salte; and siblings, Sandy Thompson, Sherry Daniels, Kevin Kirchner and Kelly Norwood.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Mountain View Cemetery in Columbus. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Columbus Senior Center. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 20:37

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Harlan Sun Goes Slow

Harlan Charles Sun Goes Slow, 79, who had lived in Lodge Grass, Pryor and Billings, died Sunday evening, Aug. 2, 2015.

He was a Crow Tribal member of the Greasy Mouth Clan and a child of the Piegan Clan. Thomas LaForge Jr. gave him the Crow Indian name of Isahpeh Bisheelaxpe (Leather Shoes).

He was the son of May LaForge and Stephen Sun Goes Slow. His brothers were Thomas Sun Goes Slow and Gerald Sun Goes Slow, and his sisters were Martha Beaumont, Ruby Simpson and Sarah Sings Good Stewart. His sisters were Angeline Whiteman and Rosie Bear Crane.

Vigil was Aug. 5 at Dahl Funeral Chapel in Billings. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, in Lodge Grass at Our Lady of Loretto. Rite of Committal will follow at the Lodge Grass Cemetery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 20:36

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Lydia Stratford

Lydia Stratford, 96, who donated to many charities, died Aug. 2, 2015.

She was born on Sept. 4, 1918, in Stevensville, the daughter of John and Katherine Ostwald. She grew up in Laurel and graduated from the St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1939.

After a short marriage to Edman S. Redding and a short nursing career, she was married to Richard Stratford for 35 years before they divorced. As a mother, she was a scout leader, camp nurse and choir mother. She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ.

She donated to many charities, primarily Billings Public Library and St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation, where she established an endowment in her name.

She was a member of the Billings Women Bowling Hall of Fame. She had received care from Valley Health Care Facility.

Survivors include daughters, Linda Larsen and Diane Stratford.

After cremation, plans were made to scatter her ashes in the family cemetery at High Point. Arrangements are in care of Dahl Funeral Chapel.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 20:35

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Arthur Holwegner

Arthur “Bud” Holwegner, 83, died March 6, 2015, at his home in Silesia.

He was born Aug. 6, 1931.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Laurel Baptist Church, 400 Seventh Ave. Inurnment will follow in the Yellowstone National Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 20:34

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Willard Kaldor

Willard Edmund Kaldor, 94, who had worked as parts manager for Bob Smith’s Lincoln Mercury, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.

He was born to Oscar and Clara Kaldor on Aug. 4, 1920. He grew up on the family farm by Hillsboro, N.D.

He attended college in Mayville, N.D., for two years, then went to Seattle to work for the railroad. He married Christine Berg in 1942, and they settled in Mayville where he worked for the Rural Electrification Administration. They had lived in Milbank, S.D., Conrad, Shelby and Billings.

Mr. Kaldor worked for both Ford motor company and for Bob Smith’s Lincoln Mercury as a parts manager. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

Survivors include a son, Ron of Conrad; a daughter, Susan Wall of Wolf Point; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Harriet Ulland of Mayville, N.D.

Services will be at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in September. Burial will take place in Mayville. Arrangements are by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 August 2015 20:34

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Margaret A. Fendrick

Margaret A. Fendrick, 86, died July 12, 2015, in Billings.

She was born Sept. 17, 1928, in South Heart, N.D., one of 15 children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kudrna. She attended South Heart School and worked at Winkie’s Ice Cream Parlor before marrying Frank Fendrick on June 27, 1949. Two years later they moved to Billings and were married for 64 years until his death.

She enjoyed camping, sporting events, yard work and dancing with friends at the Moose and Eagles lodges. She was a lifetime member of St. Pius X Parish.

She had received care from TenderNest and RiverStone Hospice.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Halligan; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Don Kudrna, Ray Kudrna, Wayne Kudrna and Bob; and four sisters, Dorothy Ficek, Eleanor Badinger, Darlene Betchner and Delores Raab.

Visitation and vigil were held July 27 at Cremation & Funeral Gallery. Funeral Mass was July 28 at St. Pius X Parish. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:30

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Bonnie Wamsley

Bonnie Wamsley, who had been a dental assistant and volunteer, died July 24, 2015, after a three-year battle with cancer.

She was born in 1943 in Billings to Doris and Tom Bardwell of Columbus.

After her jobs as a dental assistant, she spent much of the rest of her life doing volunteer work to help others. In her later years she traveled, fished, hunted, camped and took cruises.

She had been married to Jere for 47 years.

Services were planned for later. Arrangements were by Cremation & Funeral Gallery.

Memorials may be sent to Meals on Wheels, 1505 Grand Ave., Billings, MT 59102.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:29

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