Obituary Policy

The Miles City Star offers both free and paid obituaries. Free obituaries have no photo and follow a standard newspaper format. Most of the obituaries visible on this page are examples of that format. Paid obituaries include a photo and wording of your choice and are billed at the open rate of $7.45 per column inch.


01/26/2015 - 4:08pm
  Ryan Joseph Watts, “Rhino,” “Ry Guy,” “Sam,” “Wuzza,” “Wattsy” and “Fridge,” died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, surrounded by loved ones at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colorado, due to organ failure onset by virus, to a battle tattered body, which had previously persevered through two kidney transplants and multiple...
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:07pm
  Pearl Shumway, 95, of Miles City died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. She was born to William and Hettie Jones on Sept. 26, 1919. one of 11 children. The family lived in Washington State. She met George H. Shumway and they were married on May 14,
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:07pm
  Frances Grasky, 94, of Miles City died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Born Emma Frances Coombe on Jan. 1, 1921, in the Abbey Hospital in Miles City, she was the daughter of Edith and Fred Coombe. She was followed into the world in quick succession by four additional sisters within the next five
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:40pm
  Arthur “Fritz” Raymond Turner, 97 of Jordan died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at the Garfield County Health Center in Jordan following a short illness. Mr. Turner was born on Nov. 2, 1917, at the family home south of Wolf Point in Dawson County (later McCone County) to Arthur H. and
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:39pm
  Gerald “Pistol” Phillips, 90, died Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015, at the Powder River Manor in Broadus. Mr. Phillips was born Aug. 31, 1924, north of Ashland to James C. and Lillian Goodale Phillips. He was raised on Home Creek, went to grade school at the Home Creek School and
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:39pm
  Dorothy E. Wennemar Strobel, 86, of Billings, formerly of Terry, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Billings.  She died from complications due to falling. Her friends and family take comfort in knowing she has her vision and is once again with her loving husband
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:38pm
  “Toby” Everett Wayne Allen, 74, died suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. He began his life journey on July 1, 1940, in the town of Grafton, North Dakota. He was the oldest of seven children born to Inez and Charles “Bill” Allen. Shortly after his birth, they moved
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:37pm
  Hortense M. Rolf, 91, of Miles City died Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at her home near Miles City. She was born on Jan. 2, 1924, at Mizpah, the daughter of Ignatz and Marie Beilage Ostendorf. She grew up on her parent’s ranch on the Powder River. She attended Riverview School and graduated
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:35pm
  Philip Donald “Phil” Hill, 81, of Mosby, died suddenly on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, on the ranch where he had lived his entire life.  Mr. Hill was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Billings, to Lou Eldon and Margaret “Mugs” Irene Youderian Hill, the third of four children. He
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:34pm
  Otto George Muller, 85, of Billings, former Miles City resident, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes at Parkview Healthcare on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.   He was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Otto Sr. and Elizabeth Muller on Oct. 25, 1929. He was one of 11 children.  Mr