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.


05/24/2017 - 3:22pm
This figures to be quite a weekend — win or lose — for Christian Stradley and Deven Doughty. The  two Custer County District High School (CCDHS) tennis players will make the long journey — about 540 miles — to Whitefish to compete in the State Class A Boys Tennis Tournament at the Flathead Community College tennis complex. They left with coach Scott Rapson on Tuesday...
Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:29pm
James Andrew Risher, 71, of Missoula, MT passed away peacefully May 18th, 2017 due to cancer. Jim was born in Long Beach Naval Hospital, where his father was serving in the Marine Corps during World War II, on October 12, 1945 to Jim and Kay Risher. He grew up in Miles City, MT, graduated from
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:23pm
James Michael “Mike” Rhodes, 60, of Miles City died Sunday, May 21, 2017 after a five-year battle with cancer.  He fought hard and never gave up. Mr. Rhodes was born Oct. 17, 1956, in North Platte, Nebraska, the son of William and Sylvia Sue (Fisher) Rhodes.  A celebration of
Thu, 05/18/2017 - 2:22pm
Carol Ruth Grant, age 55, of Terry MT, lost her battle with cancer on May 12, 2017 at Prairie Community Hospital. Carol was surrounded by loved ones to the very end. Carol was born at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, MT on January 12, 1962 to Vern and Mary Larimore. Carol was the youngest of
Thu, 05/18/2017 - 2:20pm
Donna (Gookin) Erlenbusch, age 79, of Kinsey, Montana passed away July 19, 2016, while residing at the Fallon County Medical Facility in Baker, Montana, with her brother Marvin, husband Ervin and family friends by her side. Donna Faye Gookin was born June 25, 1937 in Miles City, MT to Annabell (
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:57pm
Robert “Bob” Foster Carson, 75, of Glasgow died of natural causes at the Miles City Veterans Affairs Nursing Home in Miles City on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was born in Akron, Ohio to Foster and Geraldine (Glaspell) Carson.  A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday,
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:56pm
Rachel Helen Pluhar, 24, of Miles City, Montana finally found peace in the arms of her Lord and Savior on May 15, 2017 at the Billings Clinic Hospital with her loving family by her side. Rachel had many struggles, but never lost that beautiful soul we loved so much. The shadow of her death will
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:48pm
Connie was born on October 19, 1930 in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington to Leif and Eva (Hultin) Amundson.  She died at her home, in Broadus, May 6, 2017 at the age of 86. Connie was raised on a wheat farm near Joplin, MT, attended high school there and continued her education at the University of
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:48pm
Myrtle “Sweety” May, 87, of Biddle died Friday, May 12, 2017, at her home in Biddle. She was born July 20, 1929, at the ranch owned by her mother and father, Eathel Laura Hulford Smith and Frank Lafayette Smith of Olive. Visitation will be Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 1 to 6 p.m. at
Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:49pm
George W. Huss, a prominent attorney, former District Court Judge, loyal friend, loving grandfather, and tireless scholar, passed away May 11, 2017, after suffering a series of major myocardial infarctions.  Mr. Huss was born July 6, 1949, in Miles City, Montana to the late Dewey M. Huss and