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Roberta Pospisil

Oct 03, 1993 - May 13, 2023

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Malta, MT

Roberta Marie Matte Hopper Pospisil, 89, passed away at Billings Clinic Hospital on May 13, 2023. A service will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church in Malta, MT at 11:00 am on May 19, and burial will be at the Ereaux Cemetery, west of Dodson, MT. Roberta was born October 3, 1933 at Fort Belknap Agency to Vernie Ereaux Matte and Edward W Matte. She graduated from Flandreau High School, SD and earned her Registered Nurse degree in Havre, MT in 1955. Roberta was a nurse at Broward General Hospita...Read More

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Karen Carlson Kerchal

Jan 04, 1946 - Jan 19, 2024

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Malta, MT

Karen Carlson Kerchal, 78, passed away on January 19, 2024 at her home in Malta MT. Family will do a private service at a later date. Funeral Arrangements are entrusted to Wilderness Funeral Homes of Malta. To to the family or in memory of Karen Carlson Kerchal, please

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Leroy Simonson

Aug 18, 1949 - Nov 05, 2023

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Malta, MT

Leroy Allen Simonson died unexpectedly of a heart attack on November 5, 2023, in Malta, Montana, at the age of 74. Leroy was born on August 18, 1949, in Havre, Montana to Roger and Kathleen "Ree" (Murdock) Simonson. He was their first-born son, delivered by Ree's sister and nurse, Marjorie (Murdock) Olsen. From that day on, Leroy and his Aunt Marjorie had a special relationship. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1967. After high school, Leroy joined the National Guard while attending Northern Montana College in Havre, Montana, where he met Gale Waters. Leroy and Gale were married on July 2, 1971, in Froid, Montana, at the Congregational Church. After the wedding, Leroy and Gale moved to the Simonson Ranch, where Leroy worked alongside his father, Roger. Leroy and Gale's first son, Matt, was born in 1972, followed by twin boys, Chad and Jerry in 1974. In 1975, the family moved to the Dwayne Compton place, north of Loring, where they established the U2 Ranch. In 1978, Leroy and Gale welcomed a second set of twins, Krystal and Shon. Leroy spent a lifetime farming and ranching, taking the good years with the bad. His grandson, Trace, commented that Grandpa was happy about the calf prices this year, and he was glad he went out on a good year. Leroy was also an experienced pilot. He obtained his pilot's license while in college and purchased his first airplane in cash, with money earned from selling coyote pelts. He flew his Super Cub airplane on the farm and ranch regularly, checking cows, water, crops, and grass. His son, Matt, and granddaughter, Kourtney, followed in his footsteps, and are both pilots as well. In his earlier years, when he wasn't farming and ranching, Leroy also enjoyed team roping. Leroy and Gale and the kids spent many weekends at ropings in Whitewater, Turner, Loring, Saco, Malta, and in Canada. In 2012, Leroy and Gale bought a home in Maricopa, Arizona, and started spending the winters in Arizona, where his brothers, Lynn and Danny, also winter. In Arizona, Leroy enjoyed golfing and visiting the dirt mall to find a good deal, but most of all, spending time with family and visiting the many friends, new and old, that also wintered in Arizona. Leroy was a friend to everyone. He was kind, generous, and genuine, and he had a smile that will be remembered by all. For the last thirty years or more, Leroy was a member of the Malta Men's Club, "Bucket". The group meets once a month for dinner, and he always looked forward to the opportunity to visit with friends. Leroy attended Bucket the evening before he passed. Family was always a priority for Leroy. When the kids were younger, the family spent many weekends at the Simonson family cabin at Nelson Reservoir with extended family. There were also trips to Fort Peck Lake to spend time with the Waters family, trips to the Heartland Ranch to hunt, and ski trips in the winter to Big Mountain. Leroy truly enjoyed his family, and all 24 of his immediate family members prioritized time together. Most recently, the family took trips to Cabo, Yellowtail, and the Hiawatha Trail in Idaho. When they weren't vacationing together, often they were all at the U2 for branding, harvest, shipping, or holidays. It didn't matter where they were at, only that they were together. Endless amounts of laughter, story-telling, and smiles were always present. He is survived by his wife, Gale, his children, Matt (Heather), Chad (Leslie), Jerry (Susan), Krystal (Bryce), and Shon (Amy), as well as 12 grandchildren, Kourtney, Trace, Beau, Abigale, Jackson, Annika, Dylan, Kennedy, Haedyn, Walker, Samuel, and Harper. He is also survived by his mother, Ree, and siblings, Lynn (Eunice), Danny (Judy), and JoAnn (Howie), and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Simonson, and his father-in-law, George Waters. Services are scheduled for Monday, November 13, 2023, 11 AM, at the Malta Lutheran Church, with burial at the cemetery and a reception to follow at the church. The family will also be gathering Sunday, November 12, 2023, 6 PM, at Howie & JoAnn Hammond's residence at 809 S 4th St E in Malta, to share stories and welcome family and friends. All are welcome to attend. To to the family or in memory of Leroy Allen Simonson, please

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Rose Age

Jan 10, 1995 - Oct 05, 2023

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Malta, MT

Rose Alvira Buckles Nast, 28 of Billings, MT Rose Alvira Buckles Nast was born January 10 , 1995, in Poplar, MT to Dina Diserly and Emmett Buckles Jr. She was also the adopted daughter to the late, Clyde and Paulette Nast, both formerly of Malta, MT. Rosie was a proud Mom to her son Axel Dean. Our beautiful Rosie went home to our lord and loved ones on October 5, 2023 in Billings, MT. Rosie grew up in Poplar and Malta, MT. She attended school in Malta, receiving her G. E. D. at the Malta Youth Center. She worked as a C. N. A. , before moving to Billings and working at Taco Bell. Rosie leaves behind one son, Axel Dean, of Malta, MT. Mother: Dina Diserly of Poplar, MT. Sisters: Rita (Becky) Diserly of Santa Rosa, California, Chelsey Diserly of Billings, MT. Brothers: Alex Nast of Billings and Brent Nast of Havre, MT, and Daniel Diserly of Poplar, MT, Emmett Buckles III. Uncles: Marvin (Judy) FastHorse of Santa Rosa, CA, Randy Birthmark Sr. , Arnold Eagle, Sylvester (Patty) Martin, Adelbert Lone Bear, all of Poplar, MT, Henry (Noreen) Lone Bear of Brockton, MT, Lester (Ronalee) FastHorse of Poplar, Patricia Philbrick of Brockton, MT, Dion-Punky-Danny-& Beaver FastHorse of Billings, MT, and Dale Fox of Mandaree, ND. Aunties: Diana (Rodney) Tuttle, Mary Ann "Lou Lou" White Tail Feather, Karen (Craig) Cain all of Poplar, MT, Denise (Curtis) Melbourne of Wolf Point, MT, Bernice Martin of Poplar, MT, Danielle FastHorse of Billings, MT, Mary Follett of Poplar, MT, Rosa (Kermit) Boyd of Brockton, MT. Cousins: George Enos, Jonas, Marvin JR, Sioux; Amanda, Jessica, Katherine, Carlos, Kevin, Diana, Kayla, Tyrae, Malcolm JR; Julia, John Paul, Randy JR, Maurice, Christian, Melvin, Gloria-Mena; Marian, Rachel, Erin, Passion, Misty, Jacee; Michael, Ervin, Tyreik, Frankie-Ann; Derrick, Alfred, Trisha, Maleena, Thunder & Lightning, Dean; Jamie, Marshall, Colleen; Breanne, Finn, Daniel, Daneen, Sunni, Dylan; Crystal, Theresa, Bucky, Houdini, Lewis, Heather, Billy; Elaine, Hoke, DJ, Ronald; Deeondra, Unique, Cousins too numerous to mention. Special Nephews: Nicholas Diserly, Izayah Donatello Lopez-Diserly. Special Nieces: Roselynn, Kinzley, Clarissa, Becca, and Riley Lopez-Diserly. Grandpas: Arlie Diserly of Poplar, MT, Bud Philbrick of Brockton, MT. Grandmas: Doris Lester of Arizona, AZ and Maggie FastHorse of Billings, MT. Rosie joins her dad, Emmett Buckles Jr. , her baby sister, Angel Rose Diserly; Adopted Parents Clyde & Paulette Nast; Maternal Grandma Gloria Fast Horse Diserly; Paternal Grandparents: Emmett and Rose (Eagle) Buckles Sr. ; Maternal Great-Grandparents: George and Julia (Ireland) FastHorse; Paternal Great-Grandparents: Frank and Sarah (Escarcega) Diserly. Other Special Grandparents: Joan FastHorse, Anna Coulter, Frank Diserly Jr. , Ramona Brown, Itty Diserly, Cecelia and Lucille Martin, Irene Philbrick, Georjane Fast Horse, Flora and Bridgette FastHorse, Jasper Martin, Dave, Lawrence, and Mike Fast Horse, Thomas, Clifford Wise Spirit, and George Fourth. Uncles: Harold and Frank Diserly, Marvin Eagle, Max, Pinky, Marty Lone Bear, Samson, Jake, Allen, Clifford, Leo Martin, Kevin Alfred Birthmark, Duanne Martin, Verle Follett, Michael Ireland/Lone Bear, Edwin Fast Horse, Sr. , Elaine Fast Horse Aunties: Mena Birthmark, Scobey and Delphine Lone Bear, Betty Martin, Bernice "Baby Dean" FastHorse. Cousins: Richard Schwan, Isaiah Birthmark Alkire, Kim Weinberger, Emily Martin, Suzette Eagleman, Kerri Martin, Heather Jones. Families Include: Diserly, Fast Horse, Irelands, White Tail Feather, Fourth, Jones, Martin, Spotted Bird, Lone Bear, Joshua, Wise Spirit, Two Bears, Iron Road, Plenty Chief, Cottonwood, Uses Arrow, LaQuires, White Hawk, Clark, Cheek, Bird, Walking Eagle's, Escarcega, First, Four Bear, Draszts, Eagle, Boyd, Fox, Rattling Thunder, Red Thunder, Eagleman, Youpee, Buckles, and Nast. During this difficult time, if we have forgotten to mention anyone, it is unintentional. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p. m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar, Montana. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a. m. on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Poplar, Montana. Interment will follow at St. Ann's Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements and condolences can be left for the family by using the form below. 7:00 p. m. Tuesday October 17, 2023 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 105 F St. W Poplar, Montana 59255 10:00 a. m. Wednesday October 18, 2023 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 105 F St. W Poplar, Montana 59255 Wednesday October 18, 2023 St. Ann's Cemetery Poplar, Montana 59255 7:00 p. m. Tuesday October 17, 2023 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 105 F St. W Poplar, Montana 59255 10:00 a. m. Wednesday October 18, 2023 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 105 F St. W Poplar, Montana 59255 Wednesday October 18, 2023 St. Ann's Cemetery Poplar, Montana 59255 Please visit the for assistance in choosing a local florist. No photos have been submitted yet.

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Lloyd Dionne

Oct 07, 1941 - Jun 08, 2023

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Malta, MT

Lloyd Victor Dionne, 81 joined the angels and Lord on Thursday, June 8th 2023 Lloyd was born October 7, 1941 in Malta MT to Victor and Frances (Macer) Dionne Lloyd graduated as the salutatorian of his class in 1959 from Malta High School He attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee He graduated from there also Lloyd worked multiple jobs through the years He worked as a Supply Truck Driver in East Glacier, the railroad, the Minuteman Missiles in Seattle, the later worked for the Expo World's Fair in 1967 He had his own business, Dionne Electronics, here in Malta He service gaming machines around Wolf Point fro Mr Veseth He later worked for Christy's Music here in Malta, preparing juke boxes with the newest music He then drove the Good Neighbor Bus for 25 years, then Phillips County transit for 8 years He also worked various jobs for Bob Ereaux Lloyd could fix-repair-build about anything, as long as it was electronics! Lloyd is preceded in death by his parents (dad in Dec 1941, Mom in Dec 1994) and his sister Marie in Nov 2022 He is survived by many close friends Dora Jones, Bob Ereaux, Bill Abrahamson, Marie Phillips, Lee Jones and Helen Austin Young just to name a few He also leaves behind his 3 kitties fur babies, Pretty Girl, Fuzz Wuzz, and Gerdy Lloyd was a private man with a huge heart A friend to all cats and dogs He will be missed by all that knew him To to the family or in memory of Lloyd Victor Dionne, please

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Thomas Pinnock

Feb 22, 1952 - Jul 13, 2023

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Malta, MT

Thomas George Pinnock III passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on July 13th from cancer. Born to Thomas and Dorothy Pinnock February 22, 1952 in St. Cloud, MN, his family moved to Rochester, WA in 1958 where he grew up hunting in the forests and fishing in the many waterways (activities he would continue to enjoy for the entirety of his life). After graduating from Rochester High School, he went on to get his nursing degree from Clark County Community College. He then held a variety of careers in health care and emergency services (Critical Care RN, fireman-paramedic, sheriff's deputy). It was during his time working for the Lewis County Sheriff's Department in Washington, he met and fell in love with JoAnn Pakar, who he married after a brief courtship. They had three children together (Anna, Thomas, & William) and raised them in Washington until moving the family to Malta, Montana in 1992. He fell in love with the freedom and openness of Montana, and it would be his home for the rest of his life (except for a brief stint in Missouri). He was a voracious reader with a special interest in the history of the Roman Empire and the American Civil War. A lifelong autodidact, he had a wide variety of interests that he mastered by the sheer force of his will. He made bullets, photographed the expansiveness of space, took up blacksmithing, digitally restored photographs, learned to play a multitude of musical instruments (mountain dulcimer, harmonica & Irish harp being amongst his favorites), worked on home improvements, roasted coffee, and even with all of those interests, found time to engage in his passion for shooting and reloading. He loved Phillips County and was always up for a chat with the good people that call this wonderful place home. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, JoAnn, his children Anna Byrne (nee Pinnock), Thomas Pinnock IV, and William Pinnock, his twin sister Sarah Pinnock, and niece Jennifer Page. The family will hold a private memorial to scatter his ashes and they sincerely thank everyone for all the love and support over the decades. To to the family or in memory of Thomas Pinnock III, please

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Roberta Pospisil

Oct 03, 1993 - May 13, 2023

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Malta, MT

Roberta Marie Matte Hopper Pospisil, 89, passed away at Billings Clinic Hospital on May 13, 2023. A service will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church in Malta, MT at 11:00 am on May 19, and burial will be at the Ereaux Cemetery, west of Dodson, MT. Roberta was born October 3, 1933 at Fort Belknap Agency to Vernie Ereaux Matte and Edward W Matte. She graduated from Flandreau High School, SD and earned her Registered Nurse degree in Havre, MT in 1955. Roberta was a nurse at Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale starting in 1955 and later became Nurse Director there until her retirement in 1998. Roberta and Donald L Hopper were married March 1955 and moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL. They had two daughters, Mary Alice and Michelle Renee. Donald later died from a tragic accident in March 1974. In 1981 she and Richard L Pospisil were married, until his death in November 2021. Roberta was a devout Catholic and as a Malta resident attended St Mary's Catholic Church in Malta. She and daughter Mary Alice went to the Vatican in Rome, Prague in the Czech Republic and toured the surrounding countries. Roberta, our loving mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend liked to help people, even strangers. She opened her home in Florida to a homeless family until they could afford to move. Roberta is survived by her daughter Michelle Renee Van Nus, David Van Nus Sr. , son-in law both of Dunnellon, FL. Grandchildren include David Jr, Michael, Miranda, Summer, Kevin, Donnie and their children. Along with her siblings Florence, Warren, Serena, Selma, and Billie Rae. She was preceded in death in close succession by daughter Mary Alice Hopper, April (Mary's daughter) and Richard L Pospisil. The remains of the three were buried in the fall of 2022, at the Ereaux Cemetery west of Dodson. To to the family or in memory of Roberta Marie Pospisil, please

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Cleo Phillips

May 25, 1939 - Feb 22, 2023

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Malta, MT

Cleo May Phillips, 83, passed away at Phillips County Hospital Wednesday, February 22, 2023. Wilderness Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements. A celebration of Cleo's life will take place at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Malta on Thursday, March 2, at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow. Cleo was born May 25, 1939 to Ethel and Gordon Heath in Malta, MT. Cleo developed a love of traveling at a young age, traveling on the tour bus with her grandfather, traveling with her best-friend, Cece Hood, all over the United States in their shared motorhome, never missing the annual Wagon Train in Phillips County, traveling as far away as Greece, and continuing to travel right up until the good Lord called her home. Cleo attended school in California, and high school in Malta, MT. She met the love of her life, Jake Phillips at a young age and the two were married on December 8, 1954. From the union, the two bore four beautiful children, Patricia Ann, Ethel Marie, William Jake, and Mary June. Cleo and Jake moved to Spokane in 1964 and she started working at One Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaning; she continued working there until she moved back to Malta, MT in 1974. She was the friendliest bartender Phillips County had ever seen and always said that this was her favorite job, as she was able to be the life of the party without being on the receiving end of a hangover. Cleo was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and Gordon Heath; her husband, Jake Phillips; her son, William Jake Phillips; daughter, Patricia Ann Scheffelmaer; son-in-laws, Jim O. Watson, Robert K. Scheffelmaer, Dean T. Hasler, and John D. Carlson; grandson, Lance Demerais; and great-grandson, Noah Diaz. She is survived by her daughters, Marie Phillips and June Phillips-Carlson; grandchildren, Misty (Will), Heather (Micky), Brandon, Jake (Gal), Brooke, Jaylene, Brock, Jori (Braydhan); great-grandchildren, Samantha, Lexi, Lizzi, Grady, Nevaeh, De'Shana, Adalee, Kaiya, Kinzleigh, Aubrey, Madysen, Ryder, Cameron, Jackson, Bentley, Ryker, Cache, Cannon, Lucas, Tobias, Kadence, and Olivia. Cleo never met a stranger, always stopping to visit and make a new friend. There wasn't anywhere you could travel and not meet someone that knew her. Cleo was adventurous, kind, and loving. She was happiest when her home was full of family and friends. Her love of family was so great and she claimed that her family was her greatest accomplishment in life. Cleo loved a good card game, was always up for a funny joke, and wouldn't miss BINGO unless absolutely necessary. Anyone that knew Cleo would admit that she was one of a kind. She will be forever loved and deeply missed by all who knew her. To to the family or in memory of Cleo May Phillips, please

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Ruth Flansaas

Aug 04, 1935 - Jun 07, 2022

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Malta, MT

On June 7, 2022, Ruth Augusta Flansaas, 86, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend went home to be with the Lord and the welcoming, loving arms of her husband John who preceded her on May 9, 2022. Born August 4, 1935, to Marion and Iva union in Malta, MT, she graduated from Malta High School and soon married John Flansaas. They farmed and ranched west of Loring, raising 3 children there. Although raised a "town girl", she willingly and whole-heartedly adapted to farm life, cooking, driving trucks for harvest, and raising big gardens and lots of chickens. Ruth became active in Loring Lutheran Church and was instrumental in the education of many children in Sunday school and summer bible camps. She helped start the Northern Lights 4-H Club and was a leader for over 20 years. As a Loring Women's Club Member, she contributed to many fun community events. Ruth and John were very social and enjoyed visiting and hosting neighbors and playing cards for hours. During their 69 years together, they also enjoyed traveling and went on numerous bus tours to see our beautiful country. When Ruth had her first grandchild, she dubbed herself "Granny". She served many roles for her 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren: babysitter, mentor, sewing and quilting instructor, sports fan, faith builder, etc. Ruth taught herself to sew and made many clothes for herself and her family. This later developed into a love of quilting. She made hundreds of quilts for family, friends, and raffles. After moving to Malta, she was a founding member of the Hands All Around Quilt Club and also made many quilts with the Malta Lutheran WELCA. She was also active in Eastern Star and PEO. For several years she enjoyed daily trips to go swimming at Sleeping Buffalo with a car full of gals. In recent years she hosted a weekly bible study with a group of friends that became very special to her. Ruth is survived by her sister Mary (Ken) Lotton of Nebraska; daughters Gloria (Jerry) Salveson of Malta, Carol (Pete) Lumsden of Loring; son Mike (Brenda) Flansaas of Juneau; 9 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Marion and Iva Runion, husband John Flansaas, sisters Francis (Don) Binman, Shirley (Roland) Newton, Pat McCann and grandson Andrew Flansaas. A wake will be held Monday June 13, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Wilderness Funeral Homes in Malta. A funeral service will be held Tuesday June 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Malta Lutheran Church. To to the family or in memory of Ruth Flansaas, please

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Frank Bednarczyk

Jul 18, 1948 - Apr 30, 2022

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Malta, MT

Frank E. Bednarczyk, 73, died Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Hi-Line Retirement Center following an eleven year battle with cancer. He was born July 18, 1948 to John and Lorraine (Desjardin) Bednarczyk in Malta, MT. He graduated from Malta High School and furthered his education in Manpower Development and Training program for auto parts stock clerk. Frank enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Korea from December 1968- July 1970. He married Rosemary Van Houdt on June 18, 1971. Frank was a lifelong resident of Malta and was employed with Equity Co-op for 37 years, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to gun shows, watching hunting shows and western movies. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Lorraine Bednarczyk, Sister Gudrun Bednarczyk, and son Jason Bednarczyk. Frank is survived by his wife of 50 years Rosie Bednarczyk of Malta, MT, daughter Jody (Nate) Bednarczyk of Jordan, MT, Grandson Kamoh Bednarczyk of Malta, MT, Brother John Bednarczyk of Malta, MT Services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 1pm at Wilderness Funeral Home in Malta, MT. Wilderness Funeral Homes has been entrusted with arrangements and services. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Frank E. Bednarczyk, please visit our floral store.

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Lois Bruckner

May 11, 1938 - Mar 03, 2022

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Malta, MT

Lois Marie (Long) Bruckner age 83 passed away March 3, 2022 at the Hi-Line Retirement Center of natural causes. Lois was born May 11, 1938 in Malta, MT to Philip and Belva (McKown) Long. Lois was the oldest of three girls. They were raised in the Malta area along with close cousins and become known as the Long girls. They attended schools in Saco and Malta and Lois graduated from Malta High School in 1956. Lois went on to Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland, Oregon graduating with a BA in Biblical Studies in 1963. Lois enjoyed music and was an accomplished trombone player and she was a member of a traveling quartet representing Multnomah. During her senior year at Multnomah is when she started dating Glenn Bruckner and they were married at Malta Community Church June 24, 1963. In January of 1964 they moved back to Malta and eventually settled in the Harb community farming with Glenn's Dad. November 4, 1964 their son Dale was born. Not long after Dale's arrival Lois became very ill and was hospitalized in Rochester, MN for three months. Both Glenn and Lois had goals and dreams of being full time missionaries. Missions was always a very important part of their lives even though health issues kept them from going to the foreign field. Harb was their home for the next 18 years where they were involved in farming and pig production. A foster son John Dozier was added to the family during those years. Lois was active with the Harb Homemakers and that was a very special group of neighbor ladies to her. In 1979 they moved 3 miles southwest of Malta where Lois lived until September of 2019 when she moved to the Hi-Line Retirement Center. Lois was active in many organizations and also enjoyed her time that she ran her Christian book store "The Book Nook" and she was a Mary Kay Lady for many years. Everything she did, she did with ministry in mind and always shared Jesus whenever she could. Her church and church family were a huge part of her life. These last years Lois found much joy and contentment living at Hi-Line Retirement Center with many special friends she cared about and that cared for her. Lois was preceded in death by her parents Philip and Belva (McKown) Long, her husband Glenn Bruckner, her son Dale Bruckner, infant grandson Danny and Long girl cousins Darlene (Long) Olmstead and Myrna (Long) Kroon. Lois is survived by her foster son John (Sally) Dozier, sisters Carol Bidwell and Arlene (Dick) Henderson, former daughter in law Misty Bruckner, cousins Delbert (Mary Lois) Long, Rick (Cindy) Long, Beth (Bill) Goertz and 10 Grandchildren Bayleigh, Tavner, Darby, John Jr, Angie, Christy, Josh, Philip, Brianna and Dallas along with numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Memorials may be sent to: Malta Grace Fellowship Church Malta, MT. Services will be Friday March 25th at 7:00 for visitation and Saturday March 26th at 11:00 Funeral service at Wilderness Funeral Home Malta with interment in the Malta Cemetery. Lunch will follow at The Malta Grace Fellowship Church. Wilderness Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and services. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lois Marie (Long) Bruckner, please visit our floral store.

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