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•   Artyce Yarger (Lizotte)  3/25
•   Lee Grigsby (Frederick)  3/26
•   Greg Derheim  3/27
•   Doug Craig  4/2
•   Kathy Franks (Bailey)  4/5
•   Kathy Seely (Irby)  4/14
•   Ed Lundgren  4/16
•   Becky Anderson  4/20
•   Patti Cech (Poeschl)  4/22

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulate the Newlyweds!

 

Classmate Bill O'Connor and Donna Haskins were married on St. Patrick's Day in Bozeman.  We wish them great happiness!

 

 

Sam Warfel

It's with sadness that we share the loss of our classmate Sam Warfel.  We believed Sam to be indestructible.  The obituary that follows alludes to his grit and determination in a long struggle with cancer.  You might also recall that just months after our graduation in 1971, Sam was climbing Emigrant Peak alone and fell when he was 100 feet from the summit.   He sustained such serious injuries - a broken neck, a fractured leg, numerous bruises and contusions - that an orthopedic surgeon said Sam should have died on the mountain.  Even more incredible was that he climbed down more than 10,000 feet while holding the back of his neck with one hand...and once down, walked miles more before finally getting help.  His amazing story made national news.  

Truly, Sam was a remarkable man.  Please extend your condolences to his family and friends.

 

From the Livingston Enterprise:

Samuel F. Warfel, 66, passed away Jan. 31, 2019 in Bremerton, Washington after a 16-year battle, fighting Multiple Myeloma. What a fight it was, never complaining of the treatments or the pain.

Sam was born in Lewistown, Montana on Dec. 11, 1952 to Paul Edward and Nancy Warfel, both of Livingston. Sam graduated from Park High School. Sam worked for the Federal Government for a number of years, then bought and sold properties.

His parents proceeded him in death. He leaves behind three sisters, Beverly Harris, Shirley Ewan, and Laurie Warfel all of Bremerton. He also leaves two nieces, Tracey Iglesias and Nancy Harris; a nephew, Sean Ewan; and three great nieces, Alexis Ewan, Brianna Ewan and Gabby Iglesias.

We will all greatly miss him and his sense of humor. At his request there will be no services.

 

 

Please extend your sincere condolences to our classmate, Colleen Rediske Mussetter who lost her father recently.

Harold Rediske, 94; was born, April 1, 1924 at Slayton, Montana. Harold died March 2th, 2019 in Spokane, Washington. His parents were George and Phylinda Rediske. He was the third of five children. George worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and as a result of the railroad closing their stations; the family moved quite often. Harold's early life was spent in Slayton and attended first grade in Cushman, Montana. They moved from Slayton to Ingomar then to Plevna and Terry ending in Rygate, Montana. His family also spent time in Crocker Lake and Yakima, Washington. After graduating from Rygate High School in 1942 and being right after Pearl Harbor, Harold went to work for a group of contractors known as the Contractors Pacific Naval Air Bases in Pearl Harbor. They were under contract to clean up Pearl Harbor and establish it as a staging area for the Pacific area. They were civilians managed by the U.S. Navy. The CBs were formed and took over this work.

Harold enlisted in the U.S. Marines Corp in May of 1943. After basic training at San Diego and Camp Pendleton, he became a part of the 4th Marine Division. He participated in the battles of Roi and Namur, Kwajalain, Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. His awards include Silver Star, Bronze StarPurple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation with one star.

Upon discharge November 3, 1945, he went to Baker, Montana and worked for his brother in the local locker plant until 1947. At the time it closed, he went to work for Jenson Construction Company to learn the carpentry trade. While in Baker he met a teacher- Elinore Coutts and they were married June 29th, 1947 in Bowman, North Dakota. They had three children - Howard born in Baker. In 1952 the family moved to Livingston, Montana where Colleen and Stephan were born. Harold began work as a carpenter until 1958. Then purchased a L.P. gas business and continued providing propane services to Park and surrounding county residents and Yellowstone Park until he retired in 1989. After retirement, Elinore and Harold travelled with the help of a motor home and took several tours. In 2017 he moved to Spokane, Washington.

The jewel of his life was his family! They enjoyed the great outdoors spending lots of happy days snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. His grandkids and great-grandkids were very important to him and loved spending time with them. Harold's numerous life stories will be passed down from generation to generation for many years.

He was a member of American Legion, Holbrook United Methodist Church, 4th Marine Division Association, served several years on the Luccock Park board dedicating many hours working at the church camp. Harold and Elinore liked to dance; they belonged to Friday Night and Livingston Saddle dance clubs and several square dance groups. Harold enjoyed music and played tuba in the Livingston City Band and sang in the church choir.

Harold is survived by his 100 years young sister, Duella Olson Great Falls, MT; son, Howard Rediske (Sue) of Great Falls and daughter, Colleen Mussetter (Steve) of Cheney, Washington. Grandchildren, Beth Reddig (Zach) Lolo, Mt, Josh Mussetter (Annie) Everett, WA, Megan Rediske Anaconda, MT, Joe Rediske (Leah) Florence, MT, Kalli Foster (Dustin) Mountlake Terrace, WA, Nicole Rediske Great Falls, MT, and Brianne Mead (Brandon) Bozeman, MT. Great-Grandchildren, Clay Mussetter, Luke Rediske, Tucker Mead, Eleanora Foster, Grace Mead, Lucille Foster. Step-Grandchildren, Torie Helland and son, Leo Casillas Everett, WA, Jesi Torgerson (Tucker) Hemet, CA. Sisters-in-law, Donna Coutts, Williston, ND and Gloria Coutts Red Lodge, MT. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elinore and son, Stephan; parents, George and Phylinda; brothers, Sheldon (Martha) and Paul (Adele); sister, Pauline (Joe), great-granddaughter, Parker Mead; brother in-laws, Bill, Russell (Mary) and Don (Gloria) Coutts, Ogden Olson, and nephew, John Coutts.



A memorial funeral service will be held, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:00 at the Holbrook in Livingston. Veteran's honors will be presented by Park Post #23 American Legion and the Sergeant Tommy Ray, V.F.W. Post #2154. Memorials can be made to Livingston HealthCare Hospice, Marine Corp. Heritage Museum or a charity of personal choice. 


Obituary for Harold Roy Rediske | Franzen-Davis Funeral Home & Crematory