Recent Obituaries

Charles B. Foster 83 of Lewistown died Tuesday afternoon, April 27th, 2021 at his home of natural causes. He was born August 17, 1937 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan Canada. He began his schooling in Canada and then the family moved to Great Falls, Montana and he attended Great Falls High School graduating in 1955. He then entered the United States Air Force in September of 1955 and was discharged in November of 1955. He returned to Montana and attended college for 2 years. He lived and worked in many places while doing various jobs. His primary occupation was working as a Bounty Hunter (fugitive recovery agent), working in California, Arizona, Oklahoma and Missouri. Charles was married and divorced in Missouri. In late 1999 he met Gayle M. Nichols when she was visiting Missouri while living in Illinois. On April 5, 2002 they were married in Berryville, AR and made their home in SW Missouri until moving to Lewistown in 2009.

Charles was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife Gayle of Lewistown; two sons Christopher and Craig in Oklahoma; step-son Denis G. Duncan, Jr. in Georgia; step-daughters Ashley Carr in Ohio and Lili Coval in Illinois; 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for Charles B. Foster will be Saturday, May 1st, 2021 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Cloyd Chapel with Graveside Services to be at 2:00 p.m. in the Veterans Section of the Lewistown City Cemetery. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Diabetes Association or to 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.

Edith M. Lehmann 86 of Lewistown died Friday afternoon, April 23rd, 2021 at her home of natural causes. She was born February 13, 1935 in Lewistown the daughter of William and Gladys (Fulbright) Strouf. She received her schooling in Lewistown graduating from St. Leo’s High School in 1953. On June 2, 1953 she was united in marriage to Bernard Lehmann in Danvers, MT. They made their home in Lewistown and started their family. She graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and began her nursing career at St. Joseph Hospital. She worked is many different areas and continued during the transition to Central Montana Medical Center, working as an Operating Room Nurse until her retirement in 1993.

She enjoyed spending time with family, crocheting, ceramics and traveling.

She was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband of 67+ years Bernard; sons Donald of Lewistown and Kenneth (Robin) of Helena/Bozeman, MT; daughters Deborah (Karl) Bawden of Spokane, WA; Patricia (Lyle) Roberts of Sidney, MT and Laurie Lehmann of Prescott, AZ; one brother Richard Strouf of Moccasin, MT; 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Ruth Gore and Anna Mae Morris, brothers Roy Strouf and Robert Strouf and one granddaughter Suzanne Lawson.

Memorial Services and Committal for Edith Lehmann will be held at a later date, cremation has taken place. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to 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.

Brenda Jimmerson-Stahl, age 66, of Lewistown, MT was taken into the arms of her heavenly Father on Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021. Brenda was born in Lewistown February 3rd, 1955 to Murray and Jean (Walker) Jimmerson.  Brenda attended the Salt Creek and Winifred schools and graduated from Fergus High School in Lewistown in 1973.

She loved anything to do with horses and enjoyed a time of working on the horse track in Miles City but eventually came back to join her parents on the family ranch in the Salt Creek area.  She loved ranching with her dad and enjoyed loading Miel in the back of the pickup and going to rodeos or horse play days with her mom.  She married Henry Stahl on May 21st, 1986 and moved, with her daughter Katrina, to join Henry and his children, Valerie and Jonas in Lewistown. 

She especially enjoyed working at Lewistown Livestock and Lewistown Veterinary.  She later worked at Lewistown Disposal services.  She made a lot of life-long friends while working at all of these places.   At home, she always made sure there were horses to ride, she loved to go "goating" in the goat-mobile (the old brown jeep pick-up), fishing with Henry and the kids and hunting deer and elk or shooting gophers at the ranch.  Brenda was very creative in so many ways and had a talent for drawing and painting with a fun, unique style.  She loved gifting items she made to those she loved and many of us were recipients of delicious jars of jam and jelly or crochet rugs and blankets.

We cherish many happy memories of card games with her and we will miss her sense of humor.  Especially Raleigh.

Brenda is survived by her mother Jean Jimmerson of Lewistown; husband Henry Stahl of Lewistown; children Katrina (Bob) Thennis of Ulm, MT, Jonas (Sarah) Stahl of Lewistown , Valerie Stahl of Lewistown; grand-children Olivia, Cora, Robby and Hailey, Grace, Camren; siblings Susan (Chris) Swanson of Denver, CO, Mick (Denise) Jimmerson of Lewistown, Debbie (Rick) Hill of Lewistown, Dennis (Leslee) Jimmerson of Helena, Peggy (Todd) Spear of Buffalo, MT and Scott (Trish) Jimmerson of Coeur d’Alene, ID; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Murray Jimmerson. 

Celebration of Life for Brenda Jimmerson-Stahl will be held Saturday April 24th, 2021 at 10:00 am at the Central Baptist Church in Lewistown -Lunch to follow. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Lewistown Christian Missionary Alliance and they may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

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Diane L. (Waggoner) Dengel, 74, of Stanford passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, April 6, 2021 at her home after a courageous 555 day battle with lung cancer.

Diane was born October 20, 1946 in Lewistown, MT, the daughter of John & lsabel (Melton) Waggoner. She received her schooling in Grass Range & Stanford.

On March 14,1964 she married Duane Dengel in Lewistown. They moved several times before settling in Stanford in 1973.

Diane worked at Exxon Mobil refinery, Eastern Montana College, Annie's Upholstery, and at the Stanford School as a bus driver & cook. She then attended Barber College in Great Falls and after her graduation, she owned & operated Eagle Barber Shop for over 10 years. ln May 1994 she began working for Wicken's Construction as a laborer and heavy equipment operator until her retirement in 2O11. After retirement she was busy volunteering in the Stanford community. Summer found her tending to flowers in her yard and helping to care for the many flowers planted downtown. She was immensely proud of how beautiful town was during the summer. Diane was very involved in the lives of her grandchildren & great grandchildren. They were her pride and joy. Rumor has it she bragged about them often.

Diane enjoyed being outside regardless of the season. She enjoyed skiing, hiking and kayaking. She also enjoyed traveling and was able to travel to Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Croatia and several US states. Diane and Duane enjoyed a trip to Alaska to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Duane Dengel of Stanford; children Anita (Mark) Smith of Lewistown, Arthur Dengel of Hudson, WI; brother Bill Waggoner of Portland, OR, sister Nancy (Harold) Simmes of Vaughn; grandchildren Lindsay (Frank Walsh) Strozzi, Kyle (Chloe) Strozzi, Lane Smith, Malena Dengel and Max Dengel; great grandchildren Khloe Rausch, Steele Strozzi, Lennon Walsh. Sisters-in-law Alta Pallett, Carol (Kevin) Warren, brothers-in-law George Dengel, Bud (Sherry) Dengel, Richard (Donna) Dengel, Bill (Pat) Dengel, Don (Vickie) Dengel, several nieces, nephews and cousins and her beloved dog Sadie.

She was a member of the Basin Bible Fellowship Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Frances Ostertag, brother-in-law Frank Ostertag and brother-in-law Wayne Pallett.

Memorial service is 2pm Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the Stanford City Hall. Cremation has taken place. Cloyd Funeral Home is handling arrangements. ln lieu of flowers Diane requested memorials be made to the Stanford Beautification PO Box 315 Stanford, MT 59479 Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.

August Steve Otto 86 of Lewistown died Friday evening at his home surrounded by family of natural causes. He was born April 14, 1934 in Beltrami County, MN the son of Steve and Natalia (Meger) Otto. He received his schooling in Country Schools in Northern Minnesota. On December 4, 1955 he was united in marriage to Ruth I. Lamb in Williams, MN.   In 1956 they moved to Montana and he worked as a trapper and contractor in several places. He operated the Virgelle Ferry for 18 years and they then lived and operated a ranch near Grass Range until 2010 when they moved into Lewistown.

August enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping, woodworking and spending time with his family teaching the values of life and hard work.

He was a member of the Montana Trappers Association.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Ruth of Lewistown; children Pam (Danny) Walter of Shepherd, MT, Beverly Terry of Virgelle, MT, Duane (Annie) Otto of Lewistown, MT, Louise (Pat) Gallagher of Molt, MT, Mary (Chris) Baxter of Pollock Pines, CA, Verna (Dan) Hughes of Lewistown, MT and Bill (Valerie) Otto of Belgrade, MT; siblings David (Neislena) Otto of Havre, MT, Bertha Alfaters of Havre, MT and Jane (James) Dosvh in North Dakota; 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter Vivian, his parents, 3 brother and 2 sisters.

Graveside Services for August S. Otto will be Thursday, April 8th, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in Mount Calvary Cemetery. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Montana Trappers Association or to 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.

Arod E. Moberley, Jr., 86 of Lewistown died early Tuesday morning, March 30th, 2021 at his home of natural causes. He was born October 20, 1934 in Lewistown the son of Arod E. & Alice N. (Shoemaker) Moberley, Sr. He received his schooling in the Fishburn School in Central Montana and Fergus High School. On December 8th 1952 he entered the United States Army serving during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He received his honorable discharge on November 23, 1955 and returned to Lewistown. He worked at the Fergus County Creamery until his marriage on May 29, 1958 to Jacqueline Delage in Lewistown. They made their home in Lewistown and he worked as a ranchhand for a local rancher and later worked for Dan Morrison and Sons Implement. He worked on the Missile Installation for one year and then began working for Fergus County in the Road Department and then at the Fair Grounds until his retirement in 1990 after 27 years with Fergus County.

He instilled the love of camping and the outdoors with his family. Enjoying the mountains and later purchasing a cabin where many family memories were created. He was a man of principle who taught his children the value of honesty and a strong work ethic, while also sharing his dry sense of humor (pull my finger). His other hobbies were fishing, hunting and wood working. His greatest legacy was the bond of family.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline of Lewistown; children Mark (Rachel) of Great Falls, MT, Donna (Steve) Paulson of Lewistown and Gordon (Lana) of Kalispell, MT; one sister Elvira Strouf of Lewistown, MT; 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Graveside Memorial Services for Arod E. Moberley will be Saturday, May 29th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Central Montana Memorial Gardens, cremation has taken place. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Veterans Memorial Park, Hospice of Central Montana or to 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.

Lois B. Stash passed away on March 22,2021. She was born in Carrington, ND to William and Lena (Buss) Lynn. As a child she moved to Stanford, MT. She graduated from Stanford High School. After high school, she attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Later in life she married Tom Stash. They settled on a ranch in Grass Range, MT with their family. They ranched together until Tom’s death. Lois continued to operate the family ranch for several years before retiring. Upon retiring, she settled in Grass Range.

She is survived by two daughters; Linda and Mary Sue; John “Bud” (Jean) Lynn of Coffee Creek, MT and several nieces and nephews.

Lois is preceded in death by: her parents William and Lena Lynn, her brother Donald Lynn, her sister Mary (Eloise) Barnard, nephew Richard Lynn, and husband Tom Stash.

Lois was an active member of the Women of the Moose and served as Senior Regent, this was an activity she enjoyed very much.

Private graveside services for Lois B. Stash were held on Saturday, March 27th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Stanford Cemetery with the Cloyd Funeral Home assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, Lois would have appreciated memorials to National Council of Aging, American Heart Association, Eye Care of America or to 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.

Anne Triepke 103, of Lewistown, passed away Sunday evening March 14th, 2021 in Valle Vista Manor of natural causes.  Graveside Services will be Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in Central Montana Memorial Gardens of Lewistown. The Cloyd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com