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									A obits, Fergus Co. Mt.
USGENWEB Montana Archives
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Edna S. Abbott
Lewistown paper 11-1-1972

Vital Statistics

Mrs. Edna S. Abbott,   57, Lewistown, died Friday morning at the Central
Montana Hospital.


Lewistown Paper - 3-27-1987

Jesse Donald Abel, 81, longtime Lewistown resident, died Friday morning
at the Central Montana Hospital after
an extended illness.

He was born June 3, 1905 at Monona, Iowa, the son of August and Mamie
Abel. He received his schooling at Monona
and spent his early life there.

On October 3, 1927 he married Bertha Pixler in McGregor, Iowa.

In 1937 they moved to Lewistown where he operated the Tee Pee Gas Station
and later the Texaco Service Station.
After selling his station Abel went to work as a self-employed mechanic
at his shop at his residence. He retired
in 1982 and since that time he had continued to live in Lewistown.

He was a member of the Lewistown Eagles Lodge.

Abel is survived by his wife, Bertha of Lewistown, one son, Donald Dean
Abel of Stoughton, WI; one sister Fern
Bixemam of Denver, CO; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Organist Barbara Harchenko accompanied Tony Brown on "The Green, Green
Grass of home:" and "Just a closer Walk
with Thee."

Pallbearers were Clayton Barkhoff, Eldon Beck, Bob Dion, Rad Pratt, Jack
Shaver and Arthur Tucker.

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Barney, Bill Mee, Russell Johnson and
Austin Tayer.

Interment was in the Lewistown City Cemetery.
Friend wishing to do so may make memorials to central Montana Hospital
and they may be left at the funeral home.

IN MEMORY OF             Jesse Donald Abel
                   June 3, 1905     March 27, 1987
                   Monona, Iowa     Lewistown, MT

SERVICES           Cloyd Funeral Chapel
                   Monday, March 30, 1987

OFFICIATING        Rev. Raymond Finsaas

Music              Organist:Barbara Harchenko
                   Soloist:Tony Brown
                   "The Green, Green Grass of Home"
                   "Just a Closer Walk with Thee"


Clayton Barkhoff                    Rad Pratt
Eldon Beck                          Jack Shaver
Bob Dion                            Arthur Tucker


Loren D Abel
Lewistown News-Angus
Lewistown, MT

Services for Loren D. Abel were held Tuesday in the Cloyd Chapel with the
Rev. Earl Evans officiating.

Ida Trapp was the organist and Brian Grinder was the soloist for the
songs, "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and
Rock of Ages".

Pallbearers were Ed Majerus, John Morris, Oscar Paulson, Marvin Popisil,
Joe Simpson and Archie Stanton.

Interment will be in the Moccasin cemetery.


IN MEMORY OF       Benjamin Harrison Adams
                   June 11, 1889    September 19, 1973

SERVICES           Cloyd Funeral Chapel
                 Saturday, September 22, 1973

OFFICIATING      Rev. John Rasko
                 Emmanuel Baptist Church

Music            Organist: Mrs. Wallace Olson
                 Soloist: Mrs. Gary Collidge
                 "Old Rugged Cross"
                 "In the Garden"

Ed Barnett                          Sam Busenbark
Merl Busenbark                      Dick Kalina
Bob Busenbark                       Joe Siroky

Roy Barnett                    Lyle Moore
Don Kalina                     George Phillips

FINAL RESTING PLACE            Sunset Memorial Gardens
                               Lewistown, MT


Lewistown Paper 1-11-79
Lewistown, MT, Fergus County

Nana E. Adams

 Nana E. Adams, 79, Lewistown, died Thursday at a local nursing home
following an extended illness.
    She was born April 8, 1899, in Medicine Lodge, KS. the daughter of
William and Buena Marquand. She received
her education in Medicine Lodge and on Jan. 15, 1917 she was united
marriage to Benjamin H. Adams in Alva, Okla.

After their marriage they lived in New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska and
Colorado before settling in the Valentine area
in 1945. They lived there until moving to Lewistown in 1955, He died
in1973 and she continued to live in Lewistown.

She was a marvelous cook and loved to do needlework. She also sent
several of her grandchildren through high school
in Lewistown.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by two brothers and two
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd (Doralee) Coldiron of
Hotchkiss, CO., and Mrs. Merlin (Ruth) Busenbark
of Roy; two sisters, Nora Redwine of Lake City, KS., and Stella Williams
of Haysville, KS; 1O grandchildren, 13
great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Nana E. Adams will be Monday at 2 p.m., in the Cloyd
Chapel with the Rev. Richard Metzger of
Emmanuel Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset
Memorial Gardens of Lewistown.

Friends wishing to do so may make memorials to the Emmanuel Baptist
Church and they may be left at the funeral home.


Ruth V. Adams - 1990 ?


Ruth V. Adams
Lewistown Paper
Lewistown, MT

Ruth V. Adams, 64, died at her home April 30, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Adams was born in Lewistown September 1, 1925, the daughter of
William and Margaret Neill.
She lived in Roy, until 1934 when her parents moved into Lewistown where
she finished her schooling. After
graduation from Fergus High School in 1943, she moved to Portland, Oregon
to work.
She married James R. Adams, September 22, 1946 in Portland. They lived in
Portland until 1963, when they moved
to Great Falls. They later moved to Plentywood and then to Lewistown in
1968. In 1962 they moved to Columbus and
in 1976 they moved back to Portland. In 1980 they moved to Great Falls
again, in 1983 to Circle, then to Beach,
North Dakota until 1989 when moved back to Lewistown.

Her husband worked with nursing homes and hospitals. She worked as a
grocery clerk and checker. While living in
Lewistown, she worked for the Eck Pharmacy.

Mrs. Adams was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was very
active in her church affiliations.
Survivors include her husband, James of Lewistown; a son William J. Adams
of Shepherd; three sisters, Ann Morgan
and Helen Bryson, both of Lewistown; Pearly Huennekens of Brush Prairie,
Washington; a brother Lewis Neill of
Brennon, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service is scheduled for Friday, May 4, 2:00 pm at the First
United Methodist Church. Pastor Dave
McConnell will officiate.

The Creel-Morrison-Retz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cremation has taken place.

Nelle Margaret Ainslie
Lewistown paper

Nelle Margaret Ainslie, 83, of Lewistown died suddenly at her home at the
Eagles Manor Saturday morning. Death
was attributed to natural causes.

Mrs. Ainslie was born September 12, 1896, at St. Joseph, Missouri, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Magin.
She spent her early life in St. Joseph and received her schooling there.

On July 22 1916, she was united In marriage to William F. Zeller In St.
Joseph. In 1942 at was married to Wilber

IN MEMORY OF           Sheryl Arlee Akerley
                 1961        1964

SERVICES         Creel-Newton-Retz
                 Wednesday, September 23, 1964
                 2:00 p m

OFFICIATING      Rev. Ronald McConkey

MUSIC            Organist: Pauline Lausch
                 Soloist: Irene Flesch
                 "Safe in the Arms of Jesus"
                 "Tender Shepherd, Thou Hast Stilled"

INTERMENT        Lewistown City Cemetery
                 Lewistown, Montana

Lewistown Paper 1994
Lewistown, MT. Fergus County

Lois Jeanette Allen, 85. of Billings, passed away Monday, Sept, 19, at
Valle Vista Manor.

She was born March 2. 1909, in York, NE, to Harry and Cora Martin.

In 1913, the family moved to Montana and homesteaded at Kachia in Fergus
County. Lois graduated from Fergus
County High School in 1927 and continued her education at the Wisconsin
School of Music, earning teaching degrees
in piano and violin.

On Aug. 24, 1934. she married Burleigh K. Allen in Madison, WI, Burleigh
died Nov. 22, 1989.

Lois devoted her life to a career in music.   She received her Musicians
Union card in 1925 and began playing for
country dances while still in high school

She spent 34 years on a church organ bench and in 1983, retired from
Smith Funeral Home in Billings after 26
years of service.

Besides teaching music, she also played for dance classes, recitals and
entertained in hotel lobbies and lounges.
These included the Stagecoach Inn in West Yellowstone and the Gallatin
Gateway Inn.

On Sept. 1, 1953, she made Montana television history by performing on
the first live telecast in the state.
The telecast originated from radio station KOPR in Butte, for whom she
did a live program of organ music every
night from the Finlen Hotel.

Lois was a life member of Marie Chapter 36 O.E.S. and Ladies of the
G.A.R. in Lewistown. She was also a member
of the American Federation of Musicians 709 in Bozeman, and a life member
of the American Federation of Musicians
642 in Helena.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Virginia Kalina, and
a brother, DeLette Martin.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cora and Bill Brew, of
Billings: grandsons, Bill Brew of Scottsdale,
AZ., and Jamie and Mike Brew of Billings: one sister, Murna J. Southworth
of Lewistown; and one brother, Richard T.
Martin of Aurora, OR.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 23 at Smith Downtown Chapel in
Billings. Interment was in the Mountview
Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Al Bedoo Shrine Hospital
Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 20673, Billings,
Moot. 59104.

Lewistown paper - no date given

Clara Amelia Anderson, 95, longtime Central Montana area resident, died
Friday morning at the Central Montana
Nursing Home after a short illness.

She was born October 16, 1889, at Crookston, MN, the daughter of Anders
and Emma Monson. She received her
education at Crookston, and November 17, 1914 was united in marriage to
Hilmer Anderson at Crookston. After
her marriage, Mrs. Anderson moved to Benzene north of Jordan where she
and her husband homesteaded.

She later returned to Minnesota where she lived for a short time before
moving back to the homestead. She
later lived at Glengary and Hanover before moving to Lewistown in 1923
where she had lived until the time of
her death.

Life on the homestead was a rough life putting up with rough cowboys,
rattlesnakes, gumbo, and Indians.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by four sons; Henry C. of Princeton, ID; Emil
A. of Lewistown, Elmer G of Butte and
Stanley M of Belle Fourche, SD; six grandchildren; four step-
grandchildren: and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and her parents.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Anderson from the Cloyd Chapel
Tuesday afternoon at 2 with Roger Gripe of
the Jehovah Witness Church officiating.

Interment followed in the Lewistown City Cemetery.

Barbara Harchenko played the organ.

The pall bearers were Richard Mardikian. Mervin Siroky, Robert
Wermelskichen, Robert Abbott, David Edwards
and Ivan Erdman.

                 Clara Amelia Anderson
                 October 16, 1889 October 11, 1985
                 Crookston, Minnesota   Lewistown, Montana

SERVICES         Cloyd Funeral Chapel
                 Tuesday, October 15, 1985
                 2:00 p. m.

OFFICIATING      Roger Cripe
                 Jehovah's Witnesses Church

MUSIC            Organ Selections: Barbara Harchenko

Robert Abbott               Richard Mardikian
David Edwards               Mervin Siroky
Ivan Erdman                 Robert Wermelskichen
FINAL RESTING PLACE   Lewistown City Cemetery
                      Lewistown, Montana


Lewistown Paper 4-27-1977

Conrad V. Anderson, 83. Lewistown. died Thursday morning in the Central
Montana Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be Monday at the Creel-Morrison-Retz Chapel 2 p. m
with the Rev. Bruce Prentice
 officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Military honors will
be delivered at graveside,

Anderson was born May 2. 1893 in Spokane, WA, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Anderson.

He came to the Roy area in 1910 and lived there until eight years ago
when he moved to Lewistown He is a veteran
of World War I

On Oct 20, 1926 he married Engeline Blais in Lewistown.   She preceded
him in death in 1968

Anderson was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Eagles and American Legion

He is survived by three sons, Alvin B, Hysham, Gordon E., Libby, Casey,
Denver. CO; 12 grandchildren,
three great grandchildren, one brother, Ted Anderson, Pocatello, ID and
one sister, Julia Oquist. Also of Pocatello.

IN MEMORY OF     Conrad V. Anderson
                 May 2, 1893 April 21, 1977

SERVICES         Creel-Morrison-Retz
                 Monday, April 25, 1977
                 2:00 p. m.

OFFICIATING      Rev. Bruce L. Prentice

MUSIC            "Beyond The Sunset"
                 "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere"
                 Soloist, Lillian Coolidge
                 Organist, Louise Langford

Roy Coulter           Herman Lodge
Dick Coulter          Rudy Hruska
LeRoy Umstead            Bill Davis

VAULT INTERMENT         Military Honors
                  Lewistown City Cemetery
                  Lewistown, Montana


Lewistown Paper 5-7-1968

Mrs. Engeline Anderson, 65, long time Central Montana resident died
Tuesday morning after an illness of two months.

She was born April 9, 1903 in Little Falls, MN, daughter of Mr. And Mrs.
Peter Blais. She came to the Moore
area in 19?5 and lived there until 1918 when she moved to Belt.

She received her schooling in Moore, Belt and Western College at Dillon.
She taught school at Glengary until
her marriage October 20, 1926 to Conrad Anderson. They lived on a ranch
until the last eight years when they
have made their home in Roy. She has been the correspondent for the
Lewistown Daily News for the Roy community.

Survivors include her husband of Roy; three sons, Clayton, Regina, Sask.
Canada,; Gordon Libby; Alvin Great Falls;
12 grandchildren; a brother Remi Blais, Great Falls and a sister,
Florence Higgins, Bozeman.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Creel-Gurnett-
Retz Chapel with Rev. George Hirose

Interment will be in the Lewistown City Cemetery.

IN MEMORY OF             Engeline Anderson
                  1903         1968

SERVICES          Creel-Gurnett-Retz
                  Friday: May 10,1968
                  2:00 p m

CLERGYMAN         Rev. George Hirose

MUSIC             "Beyond the Sunset"
                  "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere"
                  Helen Dunnington, Soloist
                  Mary Olson, Organist
Vault Interment         Lewistown City Cemetery
                  Lewistown, MT

Faith Covell Anderson 1998


LEWISTOWN - Faith Covell Anderson, 91, died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, at
the Central Montana Skilled Nursing Center.
Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Lewistown
City Cemetery. Creel Funeral Home is in charge.
Source Billings Gazette



Mary Ada Anderson, a former Lewistown resident, died on June 17 in
Auburn, WA.

She was born in Stevensville on July 29, 1908. She grew up and was
educated in Butte.
For many years she lived and worked in Lewistown. She was a long time
employee of Safeway stores.

She was married to Henry Anderson who preceded her in death. She and her
husband ran Andererson's Electric
in Lewistown heights.

She is survived by a sister, Rita Ward, of Auburn: and numerous nieces
and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is scheduled in Auburn
on July 28.


Natalie 'Boots' Anderson - 1999


Natalie 'Boots' Anderson
Billings Gazette Vitals 4-20-1999
Billings, MT

LEWISTOWN - Natalie M. "Boots" Anderson, 83, died Sunday, April 18, 1999,
at the Central Montana Skilled Nursing
Center of natural causes.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday,
April 22, at St. Paul Lutheran Church
with interment in the Lewistown City Cemetery. The Cloyd Funeral Home is
in charge.

Arthur W. Anstett - 1998


Arthur W. Anstett
Billings Gazette Vitals 6-11-1998
Billings, MT

Arthur W. Anstett

BIG TIMBER - Arthur W. Anstett, born March 16, 1915, on a homestead near
Grass Range to Charles Henry and Mary
 Rappe Anstett, died June 9, 1998, in the Pioneer Medical Center in Big

On Dec. 21, 1967, he married Dolores Wallrich Fahey, his wartime
sweetheart, in Billings. After graduating from
Grass Range High School he held a drafting position with
McDonnell/Douglas aircraft and was then drafted into
the army where he served in an anti-aircraft unit in the Pacific during
WWII. He returned to Billings to work as
a building contractor. He took great pride in craftsmanship and left his
legacy in many homes. In 1971, he and
Dolores (Dee) built their retirement home on the Boulder River south of
McLeod where they lived until 1996. They
joined the snowbirds in 1986, enjoying winters in sunny Arizona. They
were active in the Gila Mountain United
Methodist Church, Yuma, Ariz.

Arthur enjoyed a passion for always wanting to "invent a better
mousetrap." If he wasn't planning it in his mind,
he was in the shop building it!
Arthur's loyalty to family and friends knew no bounds and will be long
remembered. He took such joy in reminiscing
about hunting trips, army buddies, construction projects and being raised
on a homestead.

Arthur was a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and belonged to
Doric Lodge in Big Timber. He belonged
to the Al Bedoo Temple of Billings.

He is survived by his wife, Dee; niece, Donna Green McKamy and husband,
Richard of Billings; grandniece,
Vonnie Richards of Phoenix, Ariz.; a nephew and a cousin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a brother.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m. at First
Congregational Church, 402 Anderson,
Big Timber. Cremation has taken place at Cremation or Funeral Gallery.

IN MEMORY OF            Howard Apple
                 1912         1962

SERVICES         Creel-Newton-Retz
                 Thursday, December 20, 1962
                 2:00 p m

OFFICIATING      Rev. J. Wilson Branstetter

MUSIC            Organist: Pauline Lausch
                 Soloist: Bill Neel
                 "Till We Meet Again"
                 "Rock of Ages"

Gordon Eastman                     Hank Sereday
Andy Anderson                      Jack Ruckman
Herb Anderson                      Harry Leftwich

INTERMENT        Lewistown City Cemetery
                 Lewistown, MT.
                 Military Honors


Lucy Jane Apple
Lewistown paper 1-7-1964

Lucy Jane Apple, 75, a long time Lewistown resident died at her home at
316 NE Boulevard Wednesday afternoon
following a long illness.

The daughter of the late Emma and William L. Ditty, she was born July 18,
1888, near Cookvine, Tennessee, and
came to Montana with her father in 1906.

In 1909 she married William H Apple at the Methodist Church in Lewistown.
They have spent most of their married
lives in this city.

Mrs. Apple was a very active member of the Methodist Church and this year
the Woman's Society of Christian
Service, presented her with a certificate and pin for her years service
in the church.

Survivors include her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Brice (Judith) ?; a son
Kenneth Apple all of Lewistown,
four grandsons, one granddaughter, Sharon Apple Sax of Glasgow; two
great-granddaughters; a brother Clarence
Ditty of Missoula; a sister Ethel Ditty of New York City, and a
stepmother, Mrs. Harry Hull of Lewistown.

Funeral services will be held from the Creel-Newton-Retz Chapel Saturday,
afternoon at 3:30 p. m. with Rev. J.
Wilson Branstetter, of the first Methodist Church.

Interment will be in the Lewistown City Cemetery.   Friends who wish may
make contributions to the Methodist
Church Scholarship Fund.

IN MEMORY OF     Lucy Jane Apple
                 1888       1964

SERVICES         Creel-Newton-Retz
                 Saturday 3:30 p m
                 January 4, 1964

CLERGYMAN        Rev. J. Wilson Branstetter

MUSIC            "The Lords Prayer"
                 "In the Garden"
                 June Johnson, Soloist
                 Dixie Branstetter, Organist
Robert Royal                           Ralph Merry
Vern Erickson                          Homer Strunk
Leslie Simkins                         Don Hunter

INTERMENT        Lewistown City Cemetery
                 Lewistown, MT


Thomas J. Apple - 1999

Surname: APPLE

Thomas J. Apple
Billings Gazette Vitals 2-24-1999
Billings, MT

LEWISTOWN - Thomas J. Apple, 92, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at the
Central Montana Skilled Nursing Center
after a short illness.

Cremation has taken place, and at his request, no service will be held.
Creel Funeral Home was in charge.

Dr. Albert Attwell - 1999
Surname: ATTWELL

Dr. Albert Attwell
Lewistown News Argus 6-8-1999
Lewistown, MT

Dr. Albert Attwell, 88, died June 4 at his daughter's home in Aumsville,
Oregon, after a courageous battle with
bone cancer.

A memorial service will be held later in July and will be announced.


Lewistown News-Argus July 22, 1990
Lewistown, MT. Fergus County

Lewistown businessman James Joseph Auberry, 62, died Monday, July 9, in
Billings: According to the Yellowstone
County Coroner's office, cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot to
the head.

Memorial services were held following cremation.


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