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Robert John Schriver, 83, went home to be with the Lord on July 4, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Health Care in Billings, Mont.
Rob was born on June 24, 1931, on the family farm to Joseph and Margaret Schriver. He was the youngest of nine brothers and sisters, all of whom are deceased including his mother and father. Rob went eight years to a country school and graduated from Circle High School in 1949.
He loved farming and ranching and continued working on the family farm following his graduation.
In 1957, Rob married Marjorie Pawlowski. Three daughters (Roxann, Patti, and Tami) became a loving part of their family. In 1960, Rob and Marge purchased the family farm where they built a happy home.
Church, country music, farming, family and friends were a big part of Rob’s life. He was a very talented musician playing the fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. The family joined in with piano, guitars, and singing. Rob and his family played for many 4-H dances, schoolhouse dances, and church functions. Rob and Marge also played music and provided church services in the surrounding communities and at the Circle Nursing Home for many years.
Rob served on the First Lutheran Church council, the Farmers Elevator board and the Country School board. In 1996, the family farm was sold to their daughter Patti and her husband Larry. Rob and Marge then retired to Circle.
Following retirement, Rob worked for Clayton- Stevenson Funeral Chapel, Rolandson’s John Deere Implement and for carpenter Don Quick. During this time, Rob served on the County Tax Appeal board and the Council on Aging.
When Rob was on the farm, he very much enjoyed milking cows. You could always hear him whistle when he headed for the barn with the milk pail in his hand and the dog by his side.
Rob always kept very busy while living in town in his later years. He loved helping people by tilling gardens, mowing lawns and various repair work.
Rob was preceded in death by his six brothers, Ervin, Edwin, Vic, Jim, Isadore and Sonny; his two sisters, Martha and Louise; and his parents, Joseph and Margaret.
Rob is survived by his loving wife, Marge; his three daughters, Roxann (Gary) Funk, Patti (Larry) Schipman and Tami (Jeff) Strand; his seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Theisen, Janeen (Jason) Unruh, Taylor and Trent Schipman, Shoni (Will) Townsend and Carl and Miranda Strand; as well as three great-grandchildren, Jaylee, Michael and Zachary.
We will miss you deeply — Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather — but we know you have gone home to be with the Lord. Thank you for your love, your faith and your Christian walk while you were here with us. You have made our lives rich and full.
Family received friends on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Circle following the visitation a family service was held at 6 p.m. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Circle Evangelical Church. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevenson
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Elias “Mac” Walter Jr. of Prairie Elk Colony, Wolf Point, died July 11, 2014 at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point.
He was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Lewistown, the oldest son of Elias and Susie (Stahl) Walter. He was in the Black Hills at the Conscientious Objector’s Camp of South Dakota from 1962 to 1964.
In 1964, he moved from King Colony to Surprise Creek at Stanford where he spent most of his life. In 1965, he married Annie P. Walter. He worked in the hog barn when he was younger and was poultry boss for a number of years.
In 2006, he moved to the Prairie Elk Colony near Wolf Point where he lived until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Anna; daughter, Esther; son, Robert “Bob;” four grandchildren; brothers: Darius, Ben, Paul, Joe and Dave; and sister, Mary.
He was preceded in death by his parents Elias, Sr. and Susie Walter, his sister Rachel, and his brother Leonard. May the Lord rest his soul.
Uncle Mac will be remembered by his gruff voice and kind heart.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July, 13, at the Prairie Elk Colony with interment following at the colony cemetery.
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Byron Eugene Scott, 47, of Poplar, died July 4, 2014, at NEMHS in Poplar.
He was born July 21, 1966, to Estelle Loves Him in Poplar. He was best known as “Gobby.”
He enjoyed walking around, fishing on the Poplar River, watching wrestling on TV and pow-wows. He enjoyed visiting and helping people in any way possible. He loved spending time and taking care of his nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He always had a smile and a wave for everyone he saw. Many described him as having a kind heart and he would make their day by making them laugh with his jokes.
He lived in Miles City from 2003 to 2011 and worked at the Pine Hills Youth Detention Facility. While he was living and working in Miles City, he would make ceramic figurines and give them as gifts to his family members.
He is survived by his mother, Estelle Loves Him of Poplar; sisters, Carmela Scott of Nebraska, Annabelle Scott of Portland, Ore., and Madlyn Scott of Poplar; brothers, Matthew Scott Sr. and Duane Little Plume, both of Poplar; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Annette Scott and Lavina Scott.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, at 11 a.m. at the Poplar Activity Center. Interment was at St. Anne’s Cemetery west of Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point was in charge of arrangements.
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Gregory L. Kastner, 58, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Born July 5, 1955, in Sidney, Neb., he lived in Cheyenne since 2000. He attended schools in Hays and Logan, Kansas, graduated from Kelly Walsh and attended Casper College.
He was a landman and owner of Kastner Oil Properties. He also owned Tangenuity Enterprises. He was a member of Denver Petroleum Landman Association, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (363) and Cheyenne Guitar Society. He ran sound and lights in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nev. He was an avid musician, serving many praise and worship teams throughout the West. He was drummer for MoG (Men of God), performing with Cloyd Ash for 2011 HeavenFest in Colorado.
He was a car buff, coffee connoisseur, champion swimmer and was training for a triatholon. He lived his faith and served Jesus. He was a member of Destiny Church.
He met Deborah “Doc” Duncan in January 2010 while serving on the worship team at Destiny Church. They have ministered in song together since that time in Wyoming and upstate New York. They recently lead worship with MoG in the Capitol Rotunda for the National Day of Prayer in May. They were active members of Girlfriends and Watchmen ministries at Destiny. They enjoyed hiking, biking, shopping, movies, concerts, dining out, and spending quiet time together, as well as spending time with their family and friends. They delighted in theater season at the Cheyenne Civic Center and Temple Buell Theater in Denver. They were blessed to experience the successful blending of their two families into one. They were engaged in April and were to be married on Oct. 18. Their relationship was a testimony to the beauty of God’s grace, His love and power to change lives.
He is survived by fiancé, Deborah “Doc” Duncan; daughter, Jennifer Kastner; three sons, Andy, Timothy and Ricky Kastner; new and improved Mom, Mary Kastner; brother, Monty Kastner; two stepbrothers, Gerald “Smitty” and Michael Smith; stepsister, Su McKinney; 13 grandchildren; Doc’s children, Julia, John and Jillian Scozzafava.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Rikki Kastner; and parents, Robert and Arlene (Taylor) Kastner.
Services were held at Destiny Church with Pastor Rick McGraw officiating.
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Dorval Kittleson, 90, passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Glasgow.
He was born Oct. 14, 1923, in Glasgow, the son of Alex and Eva (Stevens) Kittleson. He was raised in the Galpin Community and, on May 26, 1945, married Blanche Fullerton in Glasgow.
He enjoyed farming and considered sitting on the tractor a vacation. He was always building and inventing something. He also enjoyed ice fishing and piloting his houseboat. He loved his kids, western TV shows, and country music. He also enjoyed wrapping up dollar coins in cellophane and giving them to children.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche, in 2012; his son, Michael Kittleson; and grandsons, Bradley and Brian Frye.
Survivors include his children, Dianna Golimowski of Glasgow, Rocky Kittleson of Glasgow, Clay Kittleson of Fort Peck, Darin Kittleson of Great Falls and Karla Frye-McGill of Wolf Point; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frances Drtina of Sumner, Wash.
Services were held Tuesday, July 8, at the Bell Chapel in Glasgow. Interment was at Galpin Cemetery in Glasgow.