Written by The Wolf Point Herald
Glenn “Gene” Beil, age 85, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow, Mont.
Gene was born on October 14, 1927, in Hinsdale, the son of James and Jessie (Hill) Beil. He was born on the homeplace north of Hinsdale and kept in a shoe box in the warming oven of the house. He was raised and lived his entire life in Hinsdale. Gene graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1945.
Gene purchased his first piece of land in 1946. he married Evelyn Lacock on Jan. 14, 1955, in Sandpoint, Idaho. He served on the Hinsdale School board and enjoyed hunting, fishing, his grandkids, playing Whist, target practice and shooting gophers.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Beil; a great-grandson, Dustin Beil; two half-brothers; and three half-sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Beil of Hins-dale; his children, Keith (Myla) Beil, Ed (Dora) Beil and Fred (Betty Lou) Beil, all of Hinsdale, Lester (Mary) Beil of Reed point, Mont., and Lora (Dave) Reinhardt of Hins-dale; a sister, Ruth Beil of Glasgow; his grandchildren, Ginger (Arron) Ort of Tyron, Pa., Jessica (Scott) Toavs and their children Reminton, Garrett and Constance Toavs of Wolf Point, Mont., Aaron (Becky) Beil and their children Christian and Ella Beil of Omaha, Neb., Zach Beil of Hill AFB, Utah, Tessa Beil of Billings, Mont., Joshua Beil of Sheridan, Wyo., Mandy Beil of Belle Fourche, S.D., Austin Beil of Hins-dale, Jason Beil of Hinsdale, Whitney Beil (Sam Galland) of Glasgow, Dani (Brian) Guisti and their son Braden Guisti of Billings, Mont., and Delaney Beil and Halle Beil of Hinsdale, Jeannie (Bruce) Dooley and their children Bethany and Garrett of Mountain Home, Idaho, Greg (Jennifer) Ripley and their children Alexander, Amber Kay, Cole, Bastion and Graden Ripley of
Hinsdale, Richard Ripley of New York, and Kevin (in Afghanistan) (Mindy) Ripley and their son
Keaton Ripley of Glendive.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Hinsdale Legion Hall with Howard Pippin officiating. Interment was in Hillview Cemetery in