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.


08/23/2016 - 1:21pm
Funeral services for Marion Hartse, 92, of Baker, will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Baker, MT with Pastor Rod Kilsdonk officiating. Burial will follow at Bonnievale Cemetery.    Family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Stevenson Funeral Home.     Marion E. Hartse passed peacefully with...
Mon, 08/22/2016 - 1:34pm
Brian Keith Losett, loving husband, father & grandfather passed away with his wife at his side August 12, 2016 in Bozeman Deaconess Hospital after a short illness. He was 53 years old.  Brian was born in Miles City, MT on May 25, 1963, the youngest of three sons where he attended grade
Mon, 08/22/2016 - 1:33pm
Dina Elizabeth “Betty” Hageman, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at the Garfield County Health Center in Jordan. She was born to Baan and Miriam Houser Wille in Forsyth on April 4, 1924. Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical
Thu, 08/18/2016 - 2:16pm
Debbie Ritts, 58, of Miles City died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at her home in Miles City. She was born Nov. 3, 1957, in Roma Linda, California, the daughter of William and Carol (Elliot) Housel. She married Michael Ailey and they had four children. Later she married Dennis Andre. In 2001 she married
Wed, 08/17/2016 - 2:09pm
Vivian Lorraine Mount, 84, passed away on Monday August 15, 2016 after a short illness. She died at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado with her family by her side. Born in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on May 4th, 1932, she was the only child of Warren Harry Gosney and Mary Jo, Hannah (
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:06pm
Roland Rumph, 100, died peacefully, with his family by his side, at the Powder River Manor in Broadus on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on April 24, 1916, he was the eldest of seven children born to Clark Levi Rumph and Gertrude Anna Schaap Rumph.  In 1945 he married
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:05pm
Jamie Robot French was born in Miles City on Feb. 14, 1963. She died on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loved ones after a long fought battle of 27 years with Multiple Sclerosis. She lived  a very active life and raised two daughters. She graduated from Bozeman High School
Tue, 08/16/2016 - 2:04pm
Kathie Elaine Benjamin, 63, died Monday, July 25, 2016, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings with her family by her side. She was born on July 24, 1953, in Buffalo, Wyoming, the daughter of Francis and Irene Joubert. She and Kelsey “Jake” Kipf were married Dec. 24, 1969, and they had
Mon, 08/15/2016 - 2:05pm
John “Jack” Gleason Kaufmann, 89, died during the early morning of Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. He died peacefully in his sleep at the Pinewood Nursing Home in Whigham, Georgia. He had been visited and comforted by family members while trying to recover from an ischemic stroke that he had
Thu, 08/11/2016 - 8:22am
Patricia “Pat” Wickens Switzer, 96, of Richey died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, at the Sweetwater Retirement Community in Billings with her family at her side. She was born in Denton on March 17, 1920, the daughter of Martin and Alice Kilgannon Wickens. She met Dean Switzer while he was