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.


10/05/2015 - 2:40pm
  Charles L. “Chuck” Puskas, 77, of Miles City, died at his home with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.  Charles Laszlo Puskas was born on July 19, 1938, in Hammond, Indiana, the son of William and Susan Body Puskas. He was born and raised in Hammond where he attended grade school and high school. Mr. Puskas graduated from high school in 1957 and...
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 2:38pm
  Dusty Rose Hirsch, 37, of Wyola, died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Lodge Grass, as a result of an auto accident. Dusty Rose Hirsch, the daughter of Jay Dee Hirsch and Rosella Mancha, was born in Miles City on Aug. 1, 1978. She attended grade school and part of high school in Miles City
Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:18pm
  Olive Mellor, 91, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at the Powder River Manor Nursing Home in Broadus. Olive Jane Woolston was born June 15, 1924, to Tom and Christine Woolston in Philipsburg, Kansas. Mrs. Mellor’s mother wanted to deliver her in Kansas to be close to her mother, since
Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:17pm
  John Mellor, 94, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at the Powder River Manor Nursing Home in Broadus. John Howard Mellor was born March 11, 1921, to Howard and Carrie Mellor on the old 101 cattle ranch on the Belle Fourche River, a few miles north of Moorcroft, Wyoming, and within sight of the
Mon, 09/28/2015 - 2:30pm
Susan Kay (Wright) Kildare, 71, of Great Falls passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Benefis Hospital. At her request no services are planned. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home of Great Falls. Susan was born in Miles City, Montana on December 8, 1943 to
Fri, 09/25/2015 - 5:02pm
  Paula R. Wargo, 60, of Lavina died Wednesday afternoon, September 23, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Lewistown, surrounded by her family, following a battle with COPD.   She was born April 5, 1955 in Miles City, MT the daughter of Billy and Lucile (Carter) Viall. She received her
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 2:28pm
  Richard W. “Rich” Sorenson, 71, was born April 5, 1944, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman. He spent his early years growing up in Glendive and Miles City. He attended college in Billings and joined the Marines in
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 2:27pm
  Oleta P. Geis, who resided at Friendship Villa, died and went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. She had traveled the world and seen many changes to it in her 100 years of life.  Pauline Oleta Stewart was born to Clayborn and Pearl Stewart on Nov. 19, 1914, in Sapulpa,
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 2:37pm
  Irene Ada Kirkpatrick Martin, 97, of Miles City, died on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. Mrs. Martin was born on Mary 29, 1918, in Miles City. She was the daughter of Ainsley and Bessie Ferris Kirkpatrick. She attended grade school and high school in