Recent Obituaries

Emil P. (Scrappy) Anich, 88, of Roy passed away Sunday evening, May 12th, 2019 at the Central Montana Medical Center in Lewistown with his family by his side.  He was born January 27, 1931 in Sterling, CO the son of Louis and Mary (Lakey) Anich.  He received his schooling in Sterling and then began working on farms around Sterling.  In 1948 he entered the United States Army serving in Korea.  He received his discharge in 1950 and returned to Sterling.  In 1955 he was united in marriage to Martha Jane Burnworth in Haxtun, CO, where they started their family with their first two children.  He continued working on farms until the late 1950’s when they moved to Tucson, AZ and two more children were added to the family.  He worked as an exterminator and then operated a service station.  The family moved to several places over the next few years until settling in Cut Bank, Montana in 1966.  He moved to Roy, Montana in the late 1970’s and worked as a mechanic for Don Johnson.  Throughout his life his nickname was “Scrap Iron or Scrappy”.  In 1982 he started his life with his soulmate Wanda (Emery) Kolstad.  In 1991 he began driving truck and Wanda joined him as a driver in 1994.  They drove for Sorlie Trucking and Keller Transport in Billings for a total of 15 years and they retired in 2012.  They made their home in Roy until the time of his death.

Emil enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle, fishing, hunting, practical jokes, loved his dogs and he was known by many people, he always enjoyed meeting and visiting with old friend, new friends and new acquaintances.   He was a member of the American Legion Post #96 of Roy.

He is survived by his spouse Wanda of Roy; sons George (Mary) of Browning, MT and Philip (Debbie) of Casper, WY; daughters Mary Lou (Bob) Hauser of Depoe Bay, OR, Monika (George) Taylor of Whitewater, MT and Dyma (Keith) Anderson of Shelley, ID; one sister Ruth Kohler of Sterling, CO; 14 grandchildren 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter Terri Lynn in 1971, his parents, one grandson, four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral Services for Emil P. Anich will be Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Roy High School with Cremation to follow the services.  Committal will take place at a later date in the Roy Cemetery.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Roy Cemetery or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

 

Peggy Jenni was born Rebecca Emily Conard at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lewistown, MT on August 30, 1926, the 8th of 9 children born to Theo Hogeland and Reba (Rebecca M. Potts) Conard of the Danvers area. She passed away Friday, May 10 at Valle Vista Manor in Lewistown at the age of 92, surrounded by family.  Peggy was educated in country schools including the Moulton, Addison, and Snapp Schools and graduated from Fergus High School in 1944. She attended college at Montana State College in Bozeman for 3 years.

Peggy married Floyd Jenni on June 8, 1947 in Lewistown and became a devoted ranch wife and mother of 5 children.  She was a skilled seamstress, upholsterer, needle worker, and gardener and kept a lovely home on Beaver Creek for 64 years until moving to Lewistown in 2014.  She loved to read, hated to cook, and had a sharp sense of humor.

Peggy was an award-winning bowler and was active in her club of high school friends, the Glengarry Ladies Extension Club, the handbell choir in the Presbyterian Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and many other community organizations, serving as Worthy Grand Matron of Eastern Star in 1988. She won many grand champion ribbons for her quilts and other needlework at the Central Montana fairs. Peggy served for thirteen years as the School Clerk for the King Colony rural school, until 1991.

She is survived by her husband Floyd of 72 years; son Gary Jenni (wife Kathryn) of Lewistown; daughters Cheryl Jenni (husband Dennis Skovgaard) of Billings, MT, Kathie Jenni of Beaumont, CA , Sandra Jenni Blair of Missoula, MT, and Debra Jenni of Alberton, MT; grandchildren Terry Jenni, Jamie Longtine, Corri Blair, Casey Blair, Chris Morin, Michael Corry, and LeeAnne Sindt; great grandchildren Maya and Levi Jenni, Bridger and Hunter Longtine, Reegan and Rylan Corry, and Ian, Abigail, and Alexander Sindt; sisters-in-law LaVerna Conard and Helen Jenni Rice; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, Reba and Theo; siblings Mabel Conard Lucas, Mary (Tiny) Conard Grensten, Elsie Conard Brown, Harry Conard, Elmer Conard, Theodore (Ted) Conard, Jr., Ray Conard, and Robert (Bob) Conard; and several nephews.

A Private Family Service for Peggy has been held, cremation has taken place and committal will be at a later date in Central Montana Memorial Gardens.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Peggy’s family expresses heartfelt thanks to the staffs of the Villa, Valle Vista and CMMC Hospice for the wonderful care they gave her. Those wishing to honor Peggy with a memorial gift are encouraged to consider donations to Hospice of Central Montana, the Fergus County Council on Aging, the First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown or the charity of their choice; they may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home. Cards and letters of condolence may be sent to Floyd at 404 Summit Avenue, Lewistown, MT 59457. Condolences may also be posted on-line at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

Joe H. Rogers 83 of Lewistown died Monday morning, May 6th, 2019 in the Central Montana Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born February 26, 1936 in Finch, Montana in Rosebud County the son of Hershel and Rose (Lamb) Rogers.  He received his education in Rosebud schools.  He was united in marriage to Ruth I. Schaak on January 14, 1956 in Miles City, MT.  They made their home in Rosebud, later moving to Forsyth, Hardin and Miles City before settling in Lewistown.  He worked as a Parts Man and later Parts Manager at Moodie Implement until his retirement.

Joe enjoyed his yardwork, considered by many to be a “master gardener”, wood working and was very mechanical.

He was a member of Christ The King Lutheran Church in Lewistown.

He is survived by his children Steve (Christy) Rogers and Kathy (Dave) Ruckman of Lewistown and Deanna Berg-Bowen of Lewiston, ID; six grandchildren Donald (Shannon) Berg, Josh (Alisha Lowery) Berg, Dawn Teppert and Beth (Tyler) Hollenbeck, Chad (Chelsey) Rogers, Sonya (Evan) Stokken; 6 great grandchildren, Donny Berg, Kendall Teppert, Colton and Madilyn Berg, Hudson and Trey Stokken; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth in 2015, sons-in-law Donald R. Berg and Bob Bowen, his parents, three brothers and one sister.

Memorial Services for Joe H. Rogers will be Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Christ the King Lutheran Church, committal has taken place in the Lewistown City Cemetery.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to Christ the King Lutheran Church, Hospice of Central Montana or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

Stephen Arthur Miner,72, of Lewistown passed away amongst the love of his family on the evening of April 30, 2019.  Steve was born July 9, 1946 in Lewistown, the son of Madison K. and Mary D. (Pfenning) Miner. Steve was the oldest of 11, father of four, beloved grandfather, and ornery and dear friend to so many, but will be forever be remembered for love he had for “Skinny,” his angel of a wife; Darlene Zaharko they were united in marriage on October 19, 1968 in Lewistown.

Steve graduated in Lewistown from Fergus High School in 1967. Living in his hometown his entire life, Steve enjoyed working for both the County and City. Doing these jobs, he was able to plow elemetary schools before they opened, hanging a street light in the alley for the neighborhood girls who were afraid of the dark, and countless other things that mattered most to Steve.

He retired from the City after 25 years, on April Fool’s Day (in classic Steve fashion).

Steve enjoyed hunting, reloading, snowmobiling, camping, playing pool, pinochle and was a talented artist and craftsman. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #374 for 50 years, was a member of the local Moose Lodge #1239 and served as the governor for several years.

He is survived by his wife Darlene of Lewistown; daughter Mary (John) Peters of Lavina; three sons Matt (Shelly) of Judith Gap, MT, Shawn (Heidi) and Duane (Staci) both of Billings, MT; four brothers, David (Linda) of Franktown, CO, Gary (Becky) of Olympia, WA, Rick Hodge of Selah, WA and Mark (Kim) Hodge of Spokane, WA; six sisters, Marilyn Miner of Lewistown, Barbara (Gary) Alexander of Junction City, KS, Gail (Rick) Pierzina of Bozeman, MT, Sharon Andersen of Dillon, MT, Sherri (Rick) Feller of Ephrata, WA and Donna (Terry) Econom of Winifred, MT; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Pfenning) Miner, mom Patricia (Finn) Miner, father Madison K. Miner and niece Kalin Econom.

Graveside services for Steve Miner will be in the Lewistown City Cemetery on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:00  p.m. with “Beer, Buddies and BS” at the Eagles following the graveside service.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.   

Friends are asked to make memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

Arthur Lee (Chum) Larson 88 passed away peacefully surrounded by his family early Monday morning, April 29th, 2019.  Thankfully our lonely, hurting hearts are filled with the warmest memories of a strong, sincere, gentle, proud and loving man that meant the world to us.  Art was born September 21, 1930 the son of Carl Arthur and Leona (Blizzard) Larson in Holt, Michigan.  They moved to Roy Montana where he attended school and played football and basketball. 

On June 9, 1950 he was united in marriage to Violet Elnora Bare in Lewistown and they were inseparable for the next 68 years.  Together they had four children, Jim, Connie, Mark and Charlotte.  They also raised two nieces, Karen and Carlie and a nephew Fred.

Art worked in many different places in Lewistown, but after going to work at Cooley Chevrolet he became known by most as a Chevy salesman, the very BEST Chevy salesman.  He made incredibly loyal friends and customers throughout the years selling cars.

He had a special love for horses, he had many Tennessee Walkers through the years, often riding them in parades.  Art loved hunting and fishing with his brother Larry and his boys.  He and Vi enjoyed square dancing for Many years.  In their later years they spent their winters in Yuma, AZ with their siblings and great friends.  There summers were spent back in Lewistown, playing cards with friends, watching grandchildren paly sports and growing amazing cherry tomato plants.  Art spent alot of time on woodworking projects also, he could fix almost anything.  Art enjoyed playing, singing and making musical instruments.  

If the measure of a good life is how missed you will be when you are gone, how admired you were by everyone that knew you, then he could have done no better.  He always had a joke or a little song, never failing to bring a smile to anyone in the room.

Arthur is survived by his wife Vi; son Jim (Carla), their children Kevin, Brian and Jamie; daughter Connie (David) Fry and their children Stephanie, Carla and Matt; son Mark (Carmen) daughters Danna and Bergin all of Lewistown; daughter Charlotte (Kirk) Dougan, children Courtney, Todd and Tim of Las Vegas, NV ; nieces Carlie Boland, Karen Hollandsworth and nephew Fred Wood; brother Larry (June); sister Pat Anderson and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Donna Wood, Mary Jane Kellner, Marjorie Kalal and Janet Anderson Kananen; grandson Luke Alan Fry.

A Celebration of Life for Arthur L. “Chum” Larson will be held on May 24th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Eagles Club.  Cremation has taken place with committal at a later date in Central Montana Memorial Gardens.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to Tough Enough to Wear Pink, Central Montana, Frontier Cancer Center in Billings or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home.

Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

Joseph P. “Joe” Walsh 89, of Lewistown died Sunday afternoon, April 28th, 2019 in the Central Montana Medical Center of natural causes.  At his request Cremation has taken place and No Services will be held.   The Cloyd Funeral Home assisting the family. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.


Frances J. “Fran” Stulc 91 of Lewistown and longtime Winifred resident died early Saturday morning, April 20, 2019 at the Central Montana Nursing and Rehab Center of natural causes.  She was born July 17, 1927 in Lewistown the daughter of Othar and Marie (Peterson) Limpus.  She received her elementary schooling in the Gerhardt School and Winifred High School graduating in 1945.  She then attended Montana State University for one quarter.  Fran starting working at Fry’s in Big Timber until her marriage to Anton Stulc on July 14, 1948 in Lewistown.  They lived on the Saner Place NW of Winifred until 1950 when they moved to the homestead also NW of Winifred where they ranched, lived and raised their family until they retired in the early 2000’s.  They then moved into Winifred and she came into the nursing home in Lewistown in 2015.

Fran will be remembered for her generosity always helping others, her cooking, always having an extra place at the table for friends and family.  She followed her children and grandchildren through all of their activities and was a loyal Red Raider and Outlaw fan.  Her hot cakes and caramel rolls will always be remembered and never repeated.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Winifred, Winifred Altar Society, WIFE, and the Winifred Women’s Club.

She is survived by her children Rodney (Bobbe) Stulc of Lewistown, MT, Rudy (Anne) Stulc, Gregory (Eileen) Stulc, Teresa (Bill) Lee, Marita (Mark) Heggem and TJ (MaryLou) all of Winifred, MT, Gerald (Rita) Stulc of Billings, MT, Sue Ann McGillivray of Lewistown, MT and Aurilla (Marlin) Johnston of Richey, MT; one brother-in-law Frank (Vi) Stulc of Basin, WY and one sister-in-law Helen Miller of Bremerton, WA; 32 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Anton in 2012, her parents, two brothers, one sister, one

daughter-in-law and two nephews.

Funeral Mass for Frances J. (Fran) Stulc will be Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Lewistown with Committal to follow in the Winifred Cemetery.  There will be a family gathering on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Winifred Community Center and the public is invited.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Winifred Endowment or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

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Frances J Stulc 91 of Lewistown and longtime Winifred resident died early Saturday morning, April 20, 2019 at the Central Montana Nursing and Rehab Center of natural causes.  She was born July 17, 1927 in Lewistown the daughter of Othar and Marie (Peterson) Limpus.  She received her schooling in

She is survived by her children Rodney (Bobbe) Stulc of Lewistown, MT, Rudy (Anne) Stulc, Gregory (Eileen) Stulc, Teresa (Bill) Lee, Marita (Mark) Heggem and TJ (MaryLou) all of Winifred, MT, Gerald (Rita) Stulc of Billings, MT, Sue Ann McGillivary of Great Falls, MT and Aurilla (Marlin) Johnston of Richey, MT;  29 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Anton in 2012, her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral Mass for Frances J. (Fran) Stulc will be Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Lewistown with Committal to follow in the Winifred Cemetery.  There will be a family gathering on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Winifred Community Center and the public is invited.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Winifred Endowment or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.




     Francis L. Wickens, 95, of Denton died Friday night, April 19th, 2019, in the Central Montana Medical Center of natural causes.  He was born November 4, 1923, on the family homestead south of Denton the son of Martin C. and Alice G. (Kilganon) Wickens.  As a child, he rode a horse to the one room school house a mile down the road before enrolling in the Denton Public Schools from which he graduated in 1941.  Thereafter, he attended college briefly before returning to central Montana to work with his father on the family homestead.  World War II was raging at the time, and on April 30, 1945, he entered the United States Army, four months before the bombing of Japan.  He was then deployed overseas to Japan where he completed his service before being honorably discharged on November 30, 1946.  He then returned to central Montana where he began dating and then married Lois Bowen on July 3, 1948. Francis and Lois had three children, Carol, Keith and Kathleen and soon moved to the family farm in Denton, where Francis worked with his father.  Sadly, Lois passed away in 1955 but Francis remained on the farm working and raising their three children.  On February 2, 1959, he was united in marriage to Bernice Quick in Lewistown.  Francis and Bernice had four children, Martin, Sean, Mary and Lear, whom they raised together with their older siblings on the family farm.  However, on July 2, 1974, Bernice and Martin were killed in a tragic automobile accident after which Francis again remained on the farm raising his youngest children with much assistance from their older siblings.  Then, on June 21, 1980, he was united in marriage to Norma (Sally) Todd whom he had known since childhood as she had grown up on a neighboring homestead south of Denton.  Sally loved the farm life and the Denton community and the two spent many happy years together on the farm until Sally preceded him in death in 2012 after 32 years of marriage.

     Francis was a man whose life was centered around, faith, family, and farming. A true son of pioneers, he was as strong and enduring as the central Montana homestead where he was born and spent his entire life, living out his days in a home built by his father.  He took great pride in his Irish heritage which was evident in his bright red hair and the twinkle of his eyes.  He enjoyed playing guitar and singing, which he continued to do well into his later years, and he loved to dance when the opportunity arose.  He also had a passion for politics and finance with a decidedly conservative bent in both.  But of all his interests, his greatest joy was his large and extended family in whom he took much pride.  He lived each day with a sincere devotion to his faith which he shared with his children and grandchildren through his words and actions.  Although he was able to travel in his later years, he preferred to be home on the farm where he felt that living in the shadow of three mountain ranges gave him great tranquility, especially when the weather allowed him to sit on the screen porch looking out at the mountains silhouetted beyond his fields.  He always enjoyed an Irish blessing and so would enjoy one included here. Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.

     He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church of Denton and, previously, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church of Stanford.  He was also a longtime member of the Eagles Lodge of Lewistown and Post #62 American Legion of Denton.

     He is survived by his children Keith (Judy) of Denton, MT, Sean of Auburn, WA, Lear of Clarkston, WA, Carol (Dann) Sims of Dutton, MT, Kathleen Wickens NoRunner of Missoula, MT, and Mary (Craig) Roloff of Bozeman, MT; step-son Dale (Rhonda) Shipp of Cody, WY, and step-daughters Norma (Harry) Haskell of Riverton, WY, Sue McDonnell of St. Marie’s, ID, and Julie Burton of Fort Collins, CO; 18 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren.

     Funeral Mass for Francis L. Wickens will be Thursday, April 25th, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Lewistown with Committal to follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Vigil Services will be Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Cloyd Chapel.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

     Friends are asked to make memorials to St. Anthony Catholic Church of Denton, Denton EMS or the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.