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Larry Vern Thiel

Larry Vern Thiel was born to Vernie and Katherine (Hill) Thiel on Feb. 17, 1940, in Sidney. He died on July 25, 2020, with his family at his side. He is survived by his wife of 58-1/2 years, Marlene (Gehring) Thiel of Laurel; son Shawn, wife Michelle, grandsons Kyle and granddaughter Kyra, all of Billings; …

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Myrle Jean Cook Theimer

Our beloved mother, grandmother and best friend, Myrle Jean Cook Theimer became one of the brightest stars shining in the heavens when she passed Friday, May 8, 2020, at home, surrounded in love by her four children. Myrle was born on Sept. 18, 1933, in Boulder, Colorado, to Ruth Amanda and Alvin Chester Cook. Her …

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Lillian Lou Martin Tischmak

Lillian Lou Martin Tischmak, 84, of Billings, left us on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Nursing Home. The eldest child of Dorothy and Iver Martin, Lillian was born in Glasgow on Dec. 13, 1934. Her childhood was spent on the family farm at Tampico that had been homesteaded by her grandparents, and …

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Frank Edward Thomas

Frank Edward Thomas, age 81, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 15, 2019, in Billings. He was a longtime resident of Billings, where he lived with his wife, Margaret Thomas, of 33 years. Frank was born April 21, 1938, in Roscoe, to George and Florence Thomas. In his early years, he married Myra Lorraine Muller and …

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James Duncan Turner

James Duncan Turner, age 70, of Shepherd, passed away on Oct. 22, 2019. He was born to Jack and Vivian Turner on Jan. 7, 1949. Jim graduated from Billings West H.S. in 1967 and attended MSU. He worked as a TV cameraman for numerous NBC affiliates, including Q2 in Billings, Great Falls and KTAR in …

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Marjorie Ryan Tatarka

Marjorie Ryan Tatarka died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at the TenderNest Assisted Living facility in Billings. She was 88. Marge was born on March 5, 1931, in Butte, to Loretta and Arthur “Lefty” Sullivan. She graduated from Girls’ Central High School in 1949, and went on to earn a nursing degree from Carroll College in …

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Robert Thiesen

Robert Paul Thiesen was born on Feb. 22, 1921, on a farm in southern Minnesota, the son of Paul and Christine Thiesen. He was the second of five children. He graduated from high school in Lakefield, Minnesota, in 1939, near the end of the Great Depression. After graduation, he spent one year assisting on the …

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