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.


04/28/2017 - 1:46pm
Ilene Oster Hough was born to George and Emma Oster at Ismay, Montana on November 2, 1925 and passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana on April 19, 2017. She was raised on the family ranch/farm at Ismay, Montana. She had nine siblings. She attended Cottonwood School through the eighth grade. On June 6, 1947 she married Victor Hough in Miles City, Montana. They had two...
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:48pm
Missoula — MaryLu Schmidt, 80, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Hospital. MaryLu was born on April 21, 1937 in Plevna, MT to her parents William and Mabel Leischner. MaryLu grew up in Miles City and graduated from Custer County
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:37pm
On April 19, 2017, Johnnie A. Gilbert passed away of natural causes at Rosebud Health Care Center, with Yvonne Goodson by his side. Johnnie was 74 years old. Johnnie was born on August 14, 1942, in Forsyth, Montana, to Gerald R. and Bettylu (Trix) Gilbert. He was the oldest of four children;
Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:37pm
On the evening of April 7, 2017 Darlene peacefully passed away at Highgate Memory Cottage in Billings, MT. Darlene was 80 years old. Darlene Fiske was born October 5, 1936 in Miles City to George and Mildred (Sindelar) Fiske. She was the oldest child, followed by Donald, Marilyn, and Stan. Darlene
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:43pm
Billy G. South, 90, passed away at home on Saturday, March 4. Bill was born in Spanish Fort, Tx. on June 7, 1926, to John Everett South and Virginia Williams South. The family moved to a ranch near Canadian, Tx. where he was raised. He went to country school until going to high school in Canadian,
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:59am
 Clara “Pete” Berry, 96, died peacefully in the McCone Health Center in Circle during the evening hours of Monday, April 17, 2017. She was born March 23, 1921, to Jacob and Justina Widmer Bieber in a tar paper shack on the family homestead in southern McCone County. Memorial
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:51am
Erma Miller, formerly of Glasgow, passed away on April 7, 2017 at Holy Rosary Residential Living, Miles City, where she resided since 2016; she was 94 years old.  Erma was born in Williston, ND to Paul Horab and Alice (Efimenko), both of whom immigrated to the United States from Kiev, Ukraine
Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:48pm
Rodger Glenn Ladson, age 81, of Rosebud passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the VA Community Living Center in Miles City. Mr. Ladson was born in Bucyrus, North Dakota on Jan. 8, 1936, the son of Glenn Albert and Amelia Weil Ladson. Visitation is Monday, April 17, 2017, at Stevenson and Sons
Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:47pm
Our father, husband, brother, uncle, papa, and friend, Dick Welbes left us Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at his home in Cody, Wyoming. Dick was born June 20, 1947 to Richard and Velda Welbes in Miles City, Montana. The first of three kids, his sisters, Vicky and Diane were to follow shortly thereafter