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.


07/28/2014 - 1:39pm
  Charles Ross Keith, 90, of Miles City died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Veterans Affairs Nursing Home in Miles City. Ross Keith was born to Charles and Lizzie Keith on Aug. 31, 1923, in Baker. He was raised in the Chalk Buttes area in Carter County and graduated from Carter County High School in Ekalaka in 1941.  He was a United States Marine Corp veteran of both World War II and...
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:38pm
  Loraine Elizabeth Wohlgenant, 92, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City. She was born in Miles City on June 8, 1922, to Lawrence and Mildred Wohlgenant. She attended school in her early years in a one-room schoolhouse in the Pine Hills. She graduated from
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 5:20pm
  Through the years Gene Larson spent thousands of hours preserving historical images of this town, Miles City, his “little corner of the world.” Larson was born in Salina, Kansas, to Lee Robert and Anna Gertrude (Lindgren) Larson, in the Dust Bowl days of 1935. During World War II
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:00pm
  Sandra Piper Sonneborn, next to her loving husband of 47 years, died on July 17th at her home in Palm Desert, California. She was 75.  Sandy was a beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Born August 26, 1938 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Alberta Sonnefeld Piper
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:22pm
  Rosalie M. Landa, 91, of Broadus, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Powder River Manor in Broadus. She was born on May 30, 1923, in a log cabin on the family ranch located in the Bear Lodge area of Crook County, Wyoming. Her parents were Barney and Rosa Giachino who had immigrated from
Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm
  Wendy Valla, 57, of Williston, North Dakota, died peacefully at her residence on Thursday evening, July 10, 2014, with her family and Mercy Hospice at her side. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Williston. Friends may share
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:34pm
  Robert “Bob” Neil Riley died on July 19, 2014, at Morning Star Senior Living in Billings, from Congestive Heart Failure. His wife, daughter and family dog were by his side. He had recently celebrated his 83rd birthday on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, enjoying his favorite birthday
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:33pm
  Maryallyn Ek, 70, of Lafayette, Colorado, formerly of Miles City, died on Saturday, July 19, 2014, in the Riverstone Health Hospice Home in Billings. She was born on April 5, 1944, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Alan and Margaret Braun Ek. When she was nine years of age, her
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:17pm
  Vivian Pauline Wheatley (Harris) Was,  passed away on Fri. July 18, 2014 in Dennison, Ohio. Beloved wife of the late William F. Harris and the late Richard J. Was. Loving mother of William F. Harris III (Sharon) of Masontown, WV, Alice Jane Harris Metheny (Dick) of Quaker City, OH, Mary
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:14pm
  Thomas Steven Heiman, 62, of Great Falls died peacefully on Saturday, July 12, 2014, and, as in life, was surrounded by family and friends. A Celebration of Mr. Heiman’s Life will be held at the Meadow Lark Country Club, 300 Country Club Blvd., Great Falls, MT 59404 on