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.


01/19/2017 - 3:45pm
On January 17, 2017 Eugene Leidholt, age 88, of Miles City, MT passed away at his home in Miles City of a broken heart. Eugene was born on December 11, 1928 in Roscoe, South Dakota to Karl and Rosa Leidholt. Eugene was born into a family that would eventually contain 13 children. When he was one year old, his family moved to Wesson Flats, MT which was seventy miles from Miles City.   ...
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 3:43pm
Betty Louise Liebelt, age 86, went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2017 at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. Betty and her twin brother Raymond were born on October 13, 1930. Raymond always hated it when Betty teased him that she was 20 minutes older. They were born in Hammond,
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:06am
Thomas R. “Tom” Cloud died in his home on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, after a long and valiant 14-year battle with the cancer multiple myeloma. He was surrounded by his wife, daughter and mother-in-law. Mr. Cloud was born in Miles City, the son of Jack Roy Cloud and Catherine Lucille (
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:05am
BILLINGS — Barbara Huisenga passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at St. John’s Lutheran Home, where she had lived since June 2015. Barbara was born to Anna and Milton Simpson on April 30, 1927, in Miles City, and grew up on their cattle ranch with her sister
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 2:28pm
Mary Spero Benti, age 94, of Forsyth passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at her home in Forsyth. Mary was born in Rosebud County, Montana on April 5, 1922 to Joseph and Lena (Henke) Spero. She attended schools in Miles City and was one of the first groups to attend Miles Community College with
Mon, 01/16/2017 - 2:22pm
Wana, daughter of Lyda and Charles Hatch, died January 13, 2017. She was born August 28, 1925 in Forsyth, MT. She attended schools in Forsyth and Miles City, MT, graduating from Custer County High School in 1943. Wana resided in Mountain Brook, MT (near Kalispell), St. Maries, ID and Miles City.
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:03pm
Max Bartholomew, 53, of Miles City died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. In January 2016 he was diagnosed with cancer. Mr. Bartholomew was born Jan. 19, 1963, the second son of Don and Frances Bartholomew. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:29pm
Wanda Jean Fogle, age 53, of Miles City passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home in Miles City. Wanda was born in Quincy, Washington on August 5, 1963, the daughter of A.W. Sandy and Jean (Austin) Barclay. She joined a sister Judy and they were later joined by two more sisters, Anita
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:28pm
On January 6, 2017, Charles Kelly Kluver unexpectedly passed away from natural causes while doing what he loved — tending to his cattle within the vast, open country alongside eastern Montana’s Rosebud Creek and under its majestic skies. Kelly was 61 years old.  Kelly was born in
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 2:27pm
Theodore “Doug” Wall was born December 4, 1942 in Denver, CO, the son of Walter J “Ted” and Vera Scott Wall. They lived at Deer Trail, CO until 1955, when they moved to a ranch at Moon Creek near Miles City. Doug attended grade school at Deer Trail, CO and Moon Creek Country