Obituary Policy

The Miles City Star offers a brief death notice free of charge, which lists the person's age, hometown, date of death and pending services. Full obituaries with photos and wording of your choice are billed at the Star's open rate of $7.45 per column inch. For questions or to inquire about a free death notice, contact Denise Hartse at the Miles City Star at 406-234-0450 or email To inquire about a paid obituary, contact the Star advertising department at 406-234-0450 or email Thank you.


06/24/2016 - 1:59pm
Bruce Gerald Whitmarsh, age 83, of Miles City went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the VA Community Living Center in Miles City. Bruce was born in Alston, Michigan on July 30, 1932 to Esther (Eklund) and Wilbert Heikkila. After graduating from Traunik High School, he enlisted in the Navy and served on the Harry S. Bauer. In 1957, Bruce married Ruth Elinore Ylitalo and...
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 1:54pm
Ervin Daniel Schilling, 92, of Terry died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Prairie Community Hospital in Terry. He was born July 3, 1923, in rural Fallon, the second son of John and Christina Schilling. On June 17, 1950, he married the love of his life, Patricia Joan Cadieux, a schoolteacher from
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 1:53pm
Randall Racey Carpenter, 72, of Jordan died Thursday, June 16, 2016.  Mr. Carpenter was born to Racey and Velma Carpenter on Nov. 13, 1943, in Caldwell, Ohio. In 1971, after falling in love with Montana while serving in the Air Force, he moved his family to Glasgow Air Force Base. He lived the
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 1:52pm
William (Bill) Sweeney, former hard-rock miner from immigrant Irish stock, rodeo rider, Navy Veteran, Blue Shield District Manager, and a relentless force of good cheer, died in his sleep on June 13, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. No doubt that at the time of his death he was dreaming of family and
Thu, 06/16/2016 - 12:52pm
Dr. Eugene Smith Aby, age 92 of Glendive, Montana, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 surrounded by his family at Riverstone Hospice home in Billings, MT. Dr. Aby was born on June 7, 1924 in Salida, Colorado. He married Jaralee Meakins January 6, 1951. His wife of 65 years preceded him in death
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:27pm
Jerrold James Jackson, 81, of Laurel, formerly of Jordan, died with his wife, Margaret Coddington, and her family by his side on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Mr. Jackson was born in Missoula on Feb. 9, 1935, the son of Wilbert “Bert” and Goldie Hellyer Jackson. He is survived by his wife,
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:26pm
A ceremonial Viking voyage at sea, followed by a Celebration of Life gathering was held for Jacob Binford Hardy, 36, of Coos Bay, formerly of Miles City. Jacob was our rebellious child, always testing his limits but he could make you laugh so hard trying to explain his logic for what he had done.
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:24pm
Norma Nelson, 84, of Rosebud died June 4, 2016 in the St. Vincent Hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1933 in Newell, SD, a daughter of Bert and Reta McRoberts Hansen. She married Charles E. Nelson and the couple resided in Rosebud. She enjoyed gardening, refinishing furniture, her animals and going to