Delta Sig Address Book
Abbott, Rich and Nora
1093 Cedar Ridge Road
Kendrick, Idaho 83537
Anderson, Mark and Pam
2900 Science Ridge Road
Sterling, Illinois 61081
Ausk, Jim and Jo
2992 Daystar Drive
Billings, Montana 59102
Baker, Lloyd and Mary Ann
23509 S. E. 252 Court
Maple Valley, Washington 98038
Home Telephone: 425-432-9798
(September 13, 1952-August 7, 1998)
Warren was an Associate Professor of Business at MSU-Northern at the time of his death. I am sure Warren would smile when in reading his obituary it read: "He was affiliated with Delta Sigma Phi..." Really, I would say it was an obsession, a great guy.
Benz, Dave and Jean
4516 77th Avenue Court N.W.
Gig Harbor, Washington 98335
Biehl, Randy and Coleen
809 West Hallmark Lane
Missoula, Montana 59801
Randy's cell: 406-788.0743
Colleen's cell: 406-788-6253
Bleth, John and Sue
10 Olive Drive
P. O. Box 33
Colstrip, Montana 59323
Cameron, Mark and Lucrecia
Santa Ana, California 92707
419 West Seventh Avenue
Big Timber, Montana 59011
54 Thomas Lane
Lewistown, Montana 59457
|Colburn, Dale P.
P. O. Box 101
Olga, Washington 98279-0101
Dellwo, Dennis and Cathy
308 Seventh Street
Belgrade, Montana 59714
Dietrich, William H.
22901 Virginia Avenue
Minerva, Ohio 44657
3209 Friar Lane
Garland, Texas 75044
Ersness, Cal (Deceased)
P. O. Box 101
Fort Peck, Montana 59223
|Gallup, Jackson (Deceased)
c/o Brenda Gallup Whitaker
1523 East Tascal Loop
Tucson, Arizona 85737
Hamill, Maury and Kathy
1308 Highland Street
Helena, Montana 59601
Maury Cell: 406-202-2263
Kathy Cell: 406-439-6392
|Hamilton, Melvin A.
P. O. Box 986
Three Forks, Montana 59752
1029 Fifth Avenue North
Wolf Point, Montana 59201
Judge, Mike and Elvie White-Judge
805 South Saranac Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85208
Jupka, Rich (Deceased)
Killorn, Randy J. and Kathy
41227 County Road 311
Deer River, Minnesota 56636
|Larimer, Dave (Deceased)||
Lassilla, Lynn (Deceased)
34134 Highway 201
Fairview, Montana 59221
Lowman, Ben (1946-2007)
Somewhere in Florida?
Mattice, Tom and Margie
152 Higman Park
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
3924 Killdeer Lane
Billings, Montana 59102
|McDonough, Brad (BJ)|
Milesnick, Ted and Patti
4876 East Sagewood Drive
Boise, Idaho 83716
Ted's cell: 208-869-9064
Milesnick, Tom and Mary Kay
5805 Dry Creek Road
Belgrade, Montana 59714
|Miller, Rodney K. and Patsy
Milkovich, Tom and Anne
P. O. Box 45
162 Chicken Creek Road
Clyde Park, Montana 59018
Tom's Cell: 406-581-5252
Morrison, Doug and Debbie
623 Meadowlark Lane
Worland, Wyoming 82401
Nugent, Terry and Laurie
102 Centennial Lane
Townsend, Montana 59644
318 East Hanson Road
Glasgow, Montana 59230
O'Leary, Paul and Vickie
Olson, Tom and Jean
1725 Wild Lupine Lane
Laurel, Montana 59044
Palmer, Brad and Debbie
8 Big Horn Drive
Livingston, Montana 59047
Parker, Doug and Eleanor
81481 West Seventh Road
Irrigon, Oregon 97844
|Pederson, Leslie H. and Julie
517 Spencer Street
Helena, Montana 59601
Poirier, Joseph E. and Sandy
1034 Cinnamon Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97404
|Remus, Keli M. and Elaine
16411 Country Club Drive
Burlington, Washington 98233
Schanz, Larry (1950-2017)
44 Schanz Lane
Ryegate, Montana 59074
Schiff, Greg and Isabel
2331 Barrett Cottage Place
Marietta, Georgia 30066
Topeka, Kansas 66614
Schindele, Bill and Margi
1600 Rogers Creek Road
P. O. Box 123
Wolf Creek, Montana 59648
Montana Cell: 406-461-4864
Shelton, Gary and Lesli
11505 Highway 2 East
P. O. Box 141
Havre, Montana 59501
Sherman, Brad J.
342 Main Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Slayton, Ron and Becky
Somppi, Jack and Vicki
23631 Fifth Avenue West
Bothell, Washington 98021
Alternate Email: email@example.com
Stein, Peter B.
Stevens, Stan and Sandy
1560 S.W. Dyer Point Road
Palm City, Florida 34990
Temple, Gary and Marylee Moreland
9460 US Highway 212
Joliet, Montana 59041
|Troth, Bill "Pooh"
565 Burton Way
Missoula, Montana 59802
(His mother told me he really cannot take telephone calls but has a caregiver to assist him. glt)
Tuomi, John and Debbie
Debbie's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
||Weaver, James T.||
Wilson, Bob and Shirley
411 Greyson Creek Road
Townsend, Montana 59644
|Winchell, John P. (Deceased)||
Delta Sig Friends
Just a word of simple disclosure as to the photographs displayed on this page. This page is for all of us to catch up as to our lives in the present. Photographs of the past will be subject to the content and integrity. I more than anyone was active in my college career but this page is for the current contact information. glt
News flash section!
June 29, 2018
So yesterday was my birthday and did I get a great gift. Ten years ago, Brad Palmer told me about running into Stan "Steamer" Stevens at his high school reunion in Livingston. So I called Stan and he told me how he was just going to show up one day with no warning. Well I never heard anything more and he moved from Virginia. I have to comment how there are a lot of "ghost Delta Sigs" who all of a sudden call me out of the blue.
Brad Palmer told me about their 50th high school reunion coming up this weekend. I kind of felt we might see Stan but he was kind of doubtful. I told him to call me if Stan would show up for I would drive up to see him. Brad called last night and Stan was coming to the reunion but had a bad experience with a terrible hail storm near Colorado Springs. They had their motorhome badly damaged and so they limped back to Alabama which is the home for the maker of it. It took about a week but they got it repaired.
Stan was offered a new assignment where he went to Florida to work on three versions of F-35. He decided to retire in 2014 and liked the Florida area and settled in Palm City, Florida.
So the long and short of it was I got a telephone call last night and when I saw the caller ID, all I could shout over the telephone was "Steamer!!" We had a great visit for over an hour to just catch up. I told him there was a list of guys who wanted to talk with them including Rich Abbott and Ted Milesnick. He told me he would call them but remember you guys have a telephone as well.
Anyway a great birthday present!
Note: I have been asked about Larry Shorthill. Someone thought he lives in Helena. Does anyone have his contact information? glt
June 9, 2018
Yup, it has been 44 years for Ted and Patti Milesnick.
November 23, 2017
1971 Sailors Ball
Ol' Hamill comes through with this great photograph, and I am quoting from his text, "When Christ was a pup and the rocks weren't hard. Happy Thanksgiving."
November 1, 2017
Well we are completing some of our goals for current photographs. Bill Lewis and I were trying to pick out people who we thought might be brothers on Monday but were wrong. The ones we had picked we thought might have had a tougher life than us but again we were wrong for they were not there. See what happens when you get two old Delta Sigs together and they start thinking.
Just a subtle hint, we would really appreciate a photograph from John and Deb Tuomi.
Slight news alert for the Tazmanian Devils aka Joe and Harriet Mistowski are traveling through Montana on a whirlwind trip to winterize their place in Lima. From there who knows for they are here in Montana until November 10.
Just got this wonderful photograph from Randy and Colleen Biehl. Randy has now started his own appraisal business in Missoula. Talked with Colleen and they sounded good but busy.
October 30, 2017
Walked into the church for Larry's funeral to sign the book and turned around to immediately recognize those eyes of a brother I had not seen for almost 40 years, Bill Lewis. Later Brad and Debbie Palmer also showed up for the service. Unfortunately John and Debbie Tuomi were not able to come down for the service but I pressured Tom Olson to see if we could get a photograph of them for the Delta Sig page.
Bill Lewis and Gary Temple
Left to right: Bill Lewis, Gary Temple, Marylee Moreland, Brad Palmer and Debbie Palmer.
October 25, 2017
I am sorry but it was just pointed out to me of these two shocking entries in the obituary column.
Larry Ralph Schanz, of Ryegate, passed away on Oct. 22, 2017, at Billings Clinic, after a battle with cancer.
Larry was born to Ralph and Mildred (Helmerichs) Schanz on April 3, 1950. He grew up on the family farm south of Ryegate in the Big Coulee. He attended the ’79 School House through seventh grade, then continued his education in Ryegate, graduating in 1967. He then attended Montana State University in Bozeman, where he graduated with an Ag business degree in 1971.
He married Joy Tuomi in 1971 in Augusta, Montana, and then the couple made their home in Havre, where he worked at the Federal Land Bank. In 1976, they made the move back to the family farm in the Big Coulee, where he resided until his death.
Farming was his passion; he believed in instilling a hard work ethic in his children and grandchildren. He always felt you earn what you get and take responsibility for one’s actions.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Schanz; and brother-in-law Jim McCombs. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joy; his daughter, Kim (Ryan) Murry of Chula Vista, California; his son, Jeff (Marti) of Billings; his grandchildren, Cameron and Caden; his mother, Mildred (Chuck); his sister, Judy (Don) Olson of Gaston, Oregon; and sister Sandy McCombs of Billings; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Ryegate.
Another one I did not know but knew the award.
William “Bill” Carroll, passed away at the age of 71, on Oct. 21, 2017. Bill was born Sept. 22, 1946, to Wayne and Rose (Zahn) Carroll in Minot, North Dakota. His family moved from North Dakota to Montana in 1956.
Bill graduated from Central High in 1964. He attended Montana State University (Bozeman) and was enrolled in the ROTC program while pursuing a degree in accounting. After graduating and receiving his degree, Bill was stationed, with the U.S. Army, in Georgia. There, he earned his master's degree from the University of Georgia. Throughout Bill's 8.5 years of service in the military, he completed two tours in Vietnam, from 1969-1971, as a U.S. Army Airborne ranger-infantry officer with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He earned two purple hearts, two bronze stars, and several other distinguished medals.
Bill is survived by his son Joe Carroll, daughter Kaycee Carroll and her children Dylan, Payton and Kaitlyn; his siblings Phyllis Walter (Wally), Lois Geertz, Pat Carroll (Diana), and Sally Peralez (Dave).
Family and friends are invited to pay their last respects at Smith's Downtown Chapel, 925 S. 27th Street, Billings MT 59101 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, and Friday before the funeral. The funeral service will be held Friday, Oct. 27, at 12:30 p.m. at Smith Downtown Chapel. The burial will take place at 2 p.m., at the Yellowstone National Cemetery, 55 Buffalo Trail Rd, Laurel, MT 59044.
May 16, 2017
Thanks so much to Paula Mistowski for providing us with the photographs of the "Gilligan's Island Caravan" this last February. Tom Milkovich and Tom Carter made their maiden sailing voyage. Tom Carter commented how he had been invited on cruise ship tours but was not interested. He said the Mistowski cruise was just absolutely wonderful. They would sail along the islands and stop each night for evening meals and the replenishment of "supplies."
May 15, 2017
Another news flash from Jim and Anita Vaskey!
March 13, 2017
Another news flash as Steve Laber said he had an email from Tom Milkovich and finally decided to call me with his information.
January 12, 2017
This morning I got up just shy of 4:00 A.M. and wondered again what I was doing? Thirty
Arriving down the road, I looked at one of my favorite new goose hunting venues. Equipment
Looking at the hunting venue this morning there was just one little variable. The variable was the
June 17, 2016
"And Cal Ersness comes home ... "
Left to right: Joe Mistowski, Bill Schindele, Tom Milkovich and Corwin Ersness.
June 10, 2016
Just got a call from Towski, there will be a service for Cal Ersness in Bozeman on the 17th or 18 of this month. Specific plans to be announced. Joe will be in Montana on Sunday, June 12 so call him on his cell phone.
March 23, 2016
Joe Mistowski called with a heavy heart to inform me of the passing of Cal Ersness. All they know for now is he has been cremated and his brother was going to North Carolina to bring him back for a future ceremony. As information is given we will pass it on.
The other day I had a telephone conversation with a fraternity brother and his wife about memories. I can speak from experience of having a very good time in college but also developing wonderful friendships. Little would we realize how important these friendships would be come later in life.
After one telephone conversation, the brother on the other end exclaimed how he just had to tell me how important those fraternity years were to him. I gulped and thought of how my one sister in law’s husband just snarls when he sees me walk over to his real brother to have a conversation. He does not understand the importance of the fraternity relationship we all had.
To this day I am very proud of the fact how I can pick up the telephone to call my big brother. After months of not visiting we take right off again. Life was and is still very good. Glt
Tom Messick (1934-2014)
I just read in the paper this morning about the passing of Tom Messick. My first memory of Tom Messick was through DeMolay and Masonic Lodge in Bozeman where I got to know him. Also for many years he was the head of the Career Placement Office at Montana State University. When I was attempting to get myself prepared for the job market I consulted with him. He told me to take at least two Commerce heading courses thus he could let me use the services of the Career Placement Office as I was not a Commerce major. Tom and Teri were just great people and have the greatest children. During summer quarter of my senior year I house sat their home for one month. He always met you with a great big smile and sincerity.
Again while reading the paper in 2006, I found out where Tom and Teri had been riding with another couple in a car coming back from White Sulphur Springs. The two men were in the front seat and the ladies were in the back. Tragically while coming down the road a truck turned left and they t-boned it whereby even with the two women in seat belts they were killed from the impact.
Walking into the hospital his first response was even after all of the car crash business was, "Sure it took this for you to come see me."
He always looked out for the house and I am sure there were in the past history many differences of opinion about the course of the house with him. But still he was just a great person. glt
Memphis, Tenn. — Tom Messick passed away on Aug. 7, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn., with his children at his side.
He was born on July 6, 1934, to Claude H. and Katherine Messick and grew up in Edgar, Mont. Tom served his country in the Navy and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Coast Guard Reserves. He was a graduate of Montana State University and it was there he met and married Theresa “Teri” Johnson in 1959.
Teri predeceased him in 2006. For more than 20 years, Tom truly enjoyed working with students in his capacity as the Career Placement Director at MSU. His pastimes included fishing, golfing and attending Bobcat football and basketball games. He was one of MSU’s greatest fans! Tom’s trademarks were his laughter, generosity and kindness to others. Mostly, his love for his family is how he’ll be remembered. Tom leaves his daughter, Vickie (Mike) Morrissey and his son, Steve (Liz) Messick; his five grandchildren, Andy, Dan, Kate, Sean and Amber; and his sisters, Sue (Don) Cahill and Betty (Herb) Kindsfater. A private celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date.
Robert Harold “Bob” Wilson
Robert Harold "Bob" Wilson, 66, of Townsend, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He was born to A.H. "Harold" and Marie A. "Toni" (Milesnick) Wilson Oct. 25, 1947 in Bozeman. Bob was raised in the Gallatin Gateway area, graduated from Bozeman High School in 1966. He attended Montana State University after his graduation from high school. Bob and Shirley Scalese were married at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cut Bank, Mont. on June 12, 1971.
December 22, 2013
Its been so long since I wrote, its been a pretty crazy life. Its been great to receive the updates and hear about your lives.
I was pretty sick for some years in there. It was a lot of struggle to get through the worst of it. I went down hard in '96 and spent many years in bed struggling to survive. My health is very good now, the medications work well and have few side effects now, and my system has rebounded well. I am left with a low energy level, far below other people my age. So I have not been able to return to work, but am able to take a class or see friends for dinner. I can travel as long as I'm cautious how I spend my energy budget. When you don't hear from me, its not a lack of interest, but a lack of energy. I just can't begin to keep up with all I want to do.
I live near San Francisco. I chose this for the medical care for my condition. But I love it too. I live near hills and open space to walk in. I need some wild land near me, it must be my rural roots. I suffocate trying to live in a tall building. But I love the things a city has to offer too, and this is one wacky city. I love the kinds of theater and talks and people and ideas you can hear, and the foods from around the world. This city is tolerant of many kinds of people, and you can find your own. I lived in LA for some years after Bozeman. LA was love/hate for me. I loved the opportunities, but the city was hard for me to live in. The bay are is a better fit for me.
I am dating someone now, Rick and I have been together about 2 years. We're having a lot of fun. We're going to Hawaii in January, and Spain in April. Its been a long time since I dated. I have someone to play with and am taking full advantage. We went to Europe a year and a half ago. There were lots of days when I couldn't get out of bed, just needing to rest. Rick has learned to make sure I have food, and then head out on his own for a while, then back to share what he saw. I don't see everything, but I see a lot more than if I stayed home. In Spain we'll travel slowly, with options for down days. Rick is patient and kind and easygoing, with similar interests, we seem to have fun wherever we go. We laugh a lot, with lots to talk about. It makes the down times easier to handle.
I didn't raise any children, that just didn't work out. I gave a child up for adoption when I was in high school. I searched for her some years later, and we are good friends. She has a husband and 3 gorgeous smart daughters, the oldest turns 16 today. The relationship is different than being a Mom and Grandmother, but it is fun. It is so great to be able to watch them grow, to know that they are all ok. I just wonder how my daughter can be 43 when I feel like I'm 45 (until I look in the mirror).
I'm sorry for not writing sooner. I can just barely keep up with my life as it is. Then last year, late November, I broke my right arm (that's a good excuse, right?). I had surgery for plates and pins, and got a frozen shoulder (its a bad thing). I couldn't drive my stick shift car until April. I got the shoulder thawed about late May. Rick was a great help to me then, I don't know what I would have done.
So my life has been crazy, but very full and fun too. I've had interesting jobs and traveled a lot. Its all in the attitude. Fun is where you find it.
So love and holiday cheers to you all!
October 25, 2013
Rich and Nora Abbott were here for a nice visit but it was a needed visit to work on my database program for the gallery. We had a great time and are planning a June, 2014, visit to Yellowstone National Park.
Kind of a humorous story evolved around how we had told some of our local friends how certain brothers were just like the ones in the movie "Animal House." For example and obviously, John Belushi was definitely Joe Mistowski. So some friends asked me about Rich Abbott and I had to think for a moment. Finally I said, " Well he was the Chapter President but did not become a gynecologist."
Rich brought the 1972 composite photograph of the house. If you would like to print out a high resolution image for your own use, click here.
September 14, 2013
Kathy and Randy Killorn were here at the gallery for a really nice visit. They are now retired and live north of the Twin Cities in Minnesota in Finnish country.
September 6, 2013
Theodore “Ted” Justus Benson, age 74, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Eastern Montana Veterans Home in Glendive, Montana. A Memorial Service with Masonic Rites will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at The Soldier’s Chapel in Big Sky, Montana with Chaplain Cliff Gronneberg officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in The Soldier’s Chapel Cemetery in Big Sky. A reception for family and friends will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Bozeman Lodge at1547 North Hunters Way in Bozeman. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Ted was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi and “Les Bouffons” fraternities. During college Ted met the love of his life, Jo Ann Crawley and they were united in marriage on December 28, 1960. Ted was sworn in to the United States Army National Guard by his father, who was the regimental commanding officer. He enrolled in the ROTC program, graduating as a 2nd Lieutenant. He became stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky and later at Fort Ord, California where he worked as a tank commander. Ted returned to Bozeman after the birth of their first child, Theodore, Jr. and soon after, Michael was born.
While living in Bozeman, Ted worked for J & E Market and Heeb’s Market as the assistant manager. In 1969, he began his career at Montana State University as the Assistant Director of Financial Aid, and also assisting with all the events at the Fieldhouse and Stadium. He later retired in November of 1995 after 26 years. In 1998, Ted retired from the National Guard with over 41 years of service!
Ted was very active in his sons’ endeavors and he also loved being able to watch his grandsons in all of their sport activities.
Ted was also very involved in his community and helping it grow. He was a member of the Optimist Club for over 40 years and was in charge of running the Christmas tree lot. He was a member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Mizpah Shrine, Masonic Lodge #18, and the Chamber of Commerce/Military Affairs. Ted will always be remembered as a great example to everyone concerning the importance of serving others. Ted had a great sense of humor, he enjoyed playing cribbage, listening to Paul Harvey and socializing.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Simpson.
Ted is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jo Ann of Bozeman; two sons, Theodore (Jackie) Benson, Jr. of Winder, Georgia and Michael (Kathy) Benson of Glendive; two grandsons, Bryan and Bryce Benson; one step-granddaughter, Stacey (Gavin) Lennan; two step-great-grandchildren, Jameea and Brayden; one sister, Peggy Evans of Globe, Arizona; two brothers, William (Sue) Benson Jr. of Bozeman and Scott Benson of West Yellowstone, Montana and numerous nieces and nephews.
July 23, 2013
Not the best news but a couple of brothers have had losses. Debbie Palmer told me Brad's mother, passed away on July 6, 2013 and did not want a ceremony. Sometime this week the family is going to have a private memorial. She was just one of those special people one encounters in their lives.
As well a significant chapter patriarch in my life, Stan Milesnick, passed away on July 21, 2013. The funeral will be in Bozeman at the Catholic Church on Main Street at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 26, 2013. The internment will follow at the cemetery on the east end of Bozeman with a reception at the Best Western Gran Tree Inn at 12:30 P. M..
I found the following article from 2011 about Stan Milesnick. I can remember him telling about stopping in villages to confiscate any weapons and finding beautiful shotguns from the villagers. They then had to pile them up and drive over them with a tank.
Stan was just such a special part of my life for with he and Joyce I got to know Ted, Tom, Sue, Sally and Jan. Cherished memories of such wonderful people who became the fruits of their hard work.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Belgrade's Stan Milesnick Receiveds Army's Distinguished Service Cross
By Andy Malby, Belgrade News
Stan Milesnick is a modest man. His "extraordinary heroism" in the Battle of the Bulge earned him the second-highest decoration a member of the U.S. Army can receive - the Distinguished Service Cross, which only 14 Montanans have received. The award will be pinned on him next week, nearly 67 years after the fact.
Milesnick's Company B was holed up near a crossroads southeast of Rocherath. The tanks arrived in a column of five, accompanied by German infantry, and Milesnick's men began taking them out, he said. The first was doused in gasoline and ignited. The second withstood a bazooka round but succumbed to a string of land mines. "The third one was dead," he said. "The hatch was open and the crew was gone." The fourth V2 continued rolling toward the company, covering German infantry and spraying machine gun fire at Milesnick and his men. It was no more than 20 feet away now."The regimental supply handed me a bazooka and two rounds of ammo," Milesnick said. "I hit it and it stopped dead. The hatch flew open and the crew went out on the opposite side." The fifth tank stopped and began backing up, he said. "I loaded the bazooka and handed it to the mail clerk. He stopped it dead and that crew evacuated, too."
KEY TO THE CITY
June 11, 2013
Saw Jim Dusenberry at a little family get together for his brother's new grandson. He and I were talking about Jim Weaver, does anyone know his whereabouts?
Also note Brad Sherman has headed east, please note his new contact information.
Rich and Nora Abbott have been "flying" through this area from time to time.
Have not heard a word from Mike Judge who we suspect went to Arizona.
As like everyone, saw Becky Mackin Slayton at Costco. She told me how Ron has now gotten engaged in team roping when they spend their January's in Hawaii.
We missed the Milkovich branding and have heard no news or photos.
May 7, 2013
For the past five springs I have documented with my camera some local brandings. Each time they always make me smile and think of my first branding at the Milesnick ranch in 1970. I can remember fondly the work and the smells but more importantly it was the people.
November 1, 2012
I just got a message left on our telephone this morning from Joe Mistowski, as
October 8, 2012
Just got this email from Mark Anderson, here are some of his comments from his email to me.
From Jim Ausk
Another flash from David Benz. When he was a freshman at Roskie Hall in 1967, his RA
March 30, 2012
Bob Helmer as of 2002, the photograph is a copy from a printout but it is surely Bob.
March 22, 2012
Through a comedy of errors on my part we finally got the contact
Here he is in Breckenridge, Colorado at 11,000 feet on Peak7.
Margie and Tom Mattice
Tom Mattice enjoying the snow, the hot tub should be very, very close.
Ala Tom Mattice today.
March 19, 2012
I did get ahold via telephone, Bob Helmer who does not have a cell phone or email. He is a
March 17, 2012
Stopped by Wolf Creek, Montana to visit with Maury and Kathy Hamill after along time to say the least.
Left to right: Maury Hamill, Kathy Hamill, Marylee Moreland and Gary Temple.
March 17, 2012
Somppi just emailed me about the two hidden faces in the group photograph in front of the house. He thinks it is very likely 1971.
March 3, 2012
News flash as Somppi contacted me. Back row is his daughter, Ariel and her husband, Aaron. Front row left to right: Daughter in law to
March 1, 2012
Ah yes, now we have the "mystery lady" of record. Brad and Debbie Palmer joined
March 1, 2012
Well, I am behind as I need to send a letter to Pete Nyquist as he does not have email. Still living near
Got the address for Pete Nyquist and will call him tonight. glt
Pending News Flash!
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
We just had Jim Ausk call me with his email and will be sending photographs. He was known
Jim was not sure if he could remember me or not even though I told him about
Joe and Harriet Mistowski back in the Big Sky in January, 2012.
Mike McClurg joins us.
Left to right: Gary Temple, Joe Mistowski, Harriet Mistowski, Marylee Moreland and Mike McClurg
Joe and Harriet Mistowski sent this Christmas letter from Mark Anderson.
New photographs from Lloyd and Mary Ann Baker.
Mary Ann and Lloyd Baker
Mary Ann and Lloyd Baker
Some more information from Dennis Dellwo. Also check out how we got information about
November 26, 2011
November 25, 2011
November 21, 2011
November 19, 2011
Dennis Dellwo came through with a picture but not one yet of his family but I think we will get it soon.
November 16, 2011
Just got ahold of Denny Dellwo and his information is updated with a promise
Randy Biehl called me and during our conversation he felt the person we labeled as
You know after repeated emails they do respond. The latest as you will see is Mark
Another flash, talked with Debbie Morrison, wife of Doug Morrison so we should have some more
Another flash from Gary Shelton and his family.
Bill Dietrich is now on the board!! Also Greg Schiff and Mark Cameron. All
Here is another one!
Doug and Eleanor Parker
Well here is another one, I got the contact information for Bill Lewis. Give him a shout!
Well Bleth definitely gets the award this week for this photograph.
Doug Parker just called and gave me his current information. He worked for PPL in Colstrip for about six years with Tom Olson. Then in 1991, he moved out to Oregon where he worked as an engineer for Portland General Electric. He and his wife have four kids who all are around the Oregon area. He is retired now and thinking about possibly coming back to Montana.
Also, Bleth told me about Doug Morrison living in Worland, Wyoming so I found his address and telephone number. We will get his email as well. Apparently he has lived in Worland for about twenty years or so, according to Bleth.
October 29, 2011
Well, the news flashes continue. First, Ted Milesnick showed up on Wednesday here at the gallery and we had a great time as always.
From there I went on with information from Ted to then contact Bob Wilson who is in Townsend. Currently he does not have email but will get it going again. He and Shirley have lived near Townsend for about ten years. They have two daughters, one in Townsend and one in East Helena. They also have three grandsons. Shirley runs a quilt shop in Townsend. Bob does not have cattle right now but still has a farming operation.
Then Bob brought up some other names such as Jim Weaver who is retired in Missoula, Tom Lowman who is in Florida. Tom Lowman's brother , Ben recently passed away. Bob then told me about Ray Schmidt who he believes is in Miles City. Ray was before my time but I am going to contact him as well. There is still the usual ones contacted who do not respond but this is there decision.
Finally got the right telephone number for Tom Milesnick and called him. As well got his correct email address. Say, I went to the Milesnick Ranch website and found some photographs, here we go:
October 22, 2011
Will wonders never cease!!
October 17, 2011
Brenda Gallup Whitaker called me this afternoon. Jackson Gallup, her husband passed away on March 15, 2003 from stomach cancer.
Just for a little bit of background on Jackson. He spent his freshman year at West Point and then decided to continue on at Montana State University. After graduating he went on to school at the University of Arizona Law School where he graduated with honors. During law school he was in the Army National Guard as a miliatary policeman. He and Brenda met in 1973 when Jackson was studying for his bar exam and they were married in 1975. They lived in Tucson for thirty years where he practiced law specializing in labor and estate planning. He also received his LLM in tax law from the University of Denver. They have two children, Rich and Taryan. Rich is in Tucson and is a production manager for a coffee company. Taryan is in New York where she is an attorney. His widow Brenda retired as a second grade teacher. She is now remarried as of September 10, 2011 as Brenda Gallup Whitaker and would invite any calls or emails. She will be sending me some photographs to post of their lives together.
October 16, 2011
Another news flash, the Schanz's came through with a picture as well.
October 14, 2011
Jim Dusenberry and I just figured out how to spell as we did not have Les Pederson's last name right. He is in Helena and we are awaiting his contacting me.
Talked with Terry Nugent today, graduated in 1969. He and his wife have lived in Townsend, Montana for about thirty years and are both retired school teachers. They are now teaching in pre-school. glt
Terry Nugent said he would get Bob Wilson's information, graduated in 1969.
Jim Dusenberry and Gary Temple
Tom Olson stopped in to say he could not meet with us for he and Jean were watching the Cat game but promised to come back with a photograph for this page.
We saw Jim and Marilyn Dusenberry in Bozeman at our niece's wedding, Desta Dusenberry the daughter of Gerry Dusenberry, Jim's brother. Soon I should have a photograph of he and I at the wedding.
Also, Jim Dusenberry told me Les Pederson was in Helena where he owned a nursery about a year ago or so. We will follow up on this one as well.
Jim told me he thought Pete Nyquist had been teaching in Townsend.
Jim, said he thought Jackson Gallup had been an attorney in the military after school and we are going to search this out as well.
Jim, also several years had seen Doug Parker who was working in Helena. Now his status is unknown.
Left photograph: Rich and Nora Abbott stopped by the gallery while traveling through here for some family business. Nothing changed just the same great guy we all remembered from before.
Right photograph left to right: Gary Temple, Mike Judge and Rich Abbott
Not to be outdone, Judge is a photogenic animal to say the least!! Seriously you might remember he was Rich's little brother in the house with lots of stories and giggles. We had a great evening of just being back together. Mike Judge is going to move to Mesa, Arizona sometime this fall but will appear in the nice months back here in Montana.
Mike Judge and his friend, Elvie White
I am telling you right now the front row of the above photograph is much better looking than the back row.
Further clarification: I had one email asking me to take him off of my overall mailing list. Please note, unless you ask me individually to add
August 18, 2010
Well look who came through, actually I think it was Becky Slayton.
Ron and his son, James who is a civil engineer with KLJ Engineering in Helena, Montana.
August 17, 2010
Commentary first from the webmaster. Here we go again with "Oh yes I am going to send or get you photographs............Uh huh." Let's see now this includes Ron Grammens, "Joe Cool" Slayton and his wife, "Steamer" Stevens guilty as charged, and oh yes "Rabbit" Abbett as well. Now Becky did assure me she was going to bring Ron Slayton down to the gallery for some free coffee. While he will be down here sipping away we will also take him downstairs and get a portrait taken. He still cleans up pretty good.
Looky, looky here!!!!
Kathy and Randy Killorn on the Beartooth Pass here in Montana.
July 9, 2010
July 8, 2010
Was talking with Rich Abbott today. Then later I called Stan Stevens because we could not remember how to spell Joe Poirier's last name. As usual, Stanley corrected us. Nothing has changed. I did a search on dogpile.com for Abbott thought he was in Oregon. Whamo there he was and I visited with his wife. Joe hopefully will be giving me a call later as he was gone to a meeting. See his information below. We are still looking for Doug Parker. glt
Another one, take a look at finding Randy Killorn.
H is a photograph of the Dennis and Pat Jupka brood. glt
July 7, 2010
Hey, hey, hey!!
Looky here who sent their photograph, John and Sue Bleth.
May 13, 2010
May 5, 2010
Left to right: Tom Milkovich, Mike Judge, Tom Carter, Harriett Mistowski, Joe Mistowski and Gary Temple.
Harriet just sent us our Christmas Card and Easter Card combined.
Sub SSN 722 Lieutenant Billy Schindele III
"Father-son and a day at sea out of Pearl Harbor. Seems like only yesterday I was teaching him to parallel park, now he drives a Sub." Bill Schindele
I found this obituary for Ben Lowman as follows:
Ben was born Sept. 4, 1946, to Delbert and Evelyn Lowman, in Hamilton.
A native Montanan, Ben grew up in Darby and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University. While in college, Ben spent several summers fighting wildfires as a smokejumper out of West Yellowstone.
Upon graduation, Ben served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. For his valor in combat, Ben received three Bronze Stars, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart before returning to Colorado.
After his service in the military, Ben married the love of his life, Jan Sletten, April 8, 1972. The couple moved to Missoula and Ben began his career with the U.S. Forest Service, working at the Missoula Technology and Development Center as a mechanical engineer. After 30 years Ben retired from the Forest Service in 2001.
Ben was an avid outdoorsman spending every available moment pursuing his passions, which included fishing, hunting, horseback riding, ATV and snowmobiling.
Ben and Jan shared their time and home in Missoula with many horses, including Ben's favorite horse, Maverick, and their loving companion, Sport, their yellow lab. Ben drew incredible joy from guiding family and friends to the remote family cabin he built with friends, showing them a small piece of the splendor of Montana.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jan Lowman; his son, Ron (Mandy) of Austin, Texas, and his daughter, Julie (Stuart) Wallace of Syracuse, Utah; his mother, Evelyn Lowman of Darby, his brother, Tom (Amy) Lowman of Oak Harbor, Wash. and sister, Nel (Jim) Buck of Hall; and several nieces and nephews. He is also remembered and will be missed by countless lifelong friends, and acquaintances who will remember his good humor and genuine kindness. There are men who can brighten a room, but Ben could brighten the skies of Montana.