Written by The Herald-News
Joshua Randolph Heser, 33, of Lewistown, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Great Falls.
He was born Jan. 18, 1980, in Harlowton to Doug and Cheryl Heser, joining a brother, Clint, and a sister, Anne.
He excelled in horsemanship — winning many championships in western pleasure, reining and trail class as well as showmanship — and in basketball, football and FFA. He was well-known at brandings throughout Rosebud County.
He attended schools in Broadus, Rosebud and Forsyth, graduated from Forsyth High School in 1998 and received a scholarship to attend Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., for diesel mechanics. After graduating, he worked in Billings and then at Torgerson’s in Lewistown.
He married Johnna Hedman in Lewistown Oct. 1, 2005.
In 2012, he opened Heser Repair near Grass Range, servicing gas and diesel vehicles and farm equipment. He was very happy running his own shop and being in the Grass Range community. He also enjoyed building or improving things from spare parts, like his wood splitter made with an old car engine.
He enoyed being outdoors and enjoyed archery hunting elk, coyote hunting and fishing. He didn’t ever think of moving cows, working cows or feeding them as work, since he loved being with the animals.
He is survived by his wife, Johnna; his parents, Doug and Cheryl Heser of Forsyth; brother, Clint Heser of Colstrip; sister, Anne Robinson of Lolo; and grandfather, Eugene Elliot of Forsyth.
Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Trade Center, Lewistown Fairgrounds.