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.


05/27/2016 - 2:26pm
Benny “Ben” George Rentschler Jr., 60, of Miles City died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in his home. He was born on April 2, 1956 in Marion, Ohio, the son of Benny Rentschler Sr. and Bertha (Jones) Rentschler. At the age of seventeen, Mr. Rentschler moved to Miles City. He married Barbra (Lynch) Strelow and they had a son, Benny Rentschler III. In 1984, Mr. Rentschler met Debra, and in...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 2:26pm
Gregory Stevens Russell passed away May 22 in Miles City. Born Jan 13, 1957 to Wallace (Bud) & Bonnie Russell of Harlem, Greg worked hard as a long haul truck driver, in road construction, & as a loyal employee of Prince Inc. in Forsyth for 18 years. Greg never knew a stranger, doted on
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:02pm
James Roger Stanley, 81, of Miles City died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City. He was born in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, on Sept. 22, 1934, the son of Mark and Laura Jean (Smith) Stanley. Mr. Stanley graduated from high school at Ismay in 1952. He married Carol
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 4:01pm
Jeffrey E. Mitchell, age 62, former Miles City resident, passed away on May 10, 2016 at his home in Sparks, Nevada of natural causes. Jeff was born in Miles City, August 27, 1953, the third son of Richard G. Mitchell and Margaret L. (Gilbert) Mitchell. He attended schools in Miles City, graduating
Wed, 05/25/2016 - 5:45pm
Claire Aldee Bolton, 83, passed away peaceably at Holy Rosary Hospice Miles City, Montana early morning May 20, 2016, with his wife by his side, after a yearlong courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Claire was born to William T. Bolton and Sara Robinson Bolton on October 18, 1932 in Ismay,
Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:10pm
Wanda Kison, age 93, of Miles City passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at RiverStone Hospice in Billings. Wanda was born on May 9, 1923 at the Abbey Hospital in Miles City, Montana, the daughter of Clem and Nana (Bottles) Adamson. She was raised on her dad’s homestead near Epsie, Montana in
Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:09pm
Early on the morning of May 20, 2016 Michelle passed away after a 5-1/2 year battle with cancer; while being comforted by her husband and mother at her home in Miles City, MT. Michelle was 54 years old. Michelle (Courchene) Willson was born in the town of Wolf Point, Montana at 5:27 PM on February
Mon, 05/23/2016 - 3:08pm
Katherine Jane Robertson Richardson, 96, of Miles City passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the Parkview Caring Home. Born in Sumatra, Montana on June 16, 1919, she was the daughter of Norman S. and Anna S. Robertson whose ranch was five miles south of Sand Springs, Mt. She was the youngest of
Fri, 05/20/2016 - 3:10pm
Jean Melle passed away on May 17, 2016 12:30 AM at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, MT after a short illness. She was surrounded by friends and family. Jean was born December 16, 1929. She married Clarence Melle on February 10, 1952. They had 5 children; Thomas, Julie, Richard, Ruth, & Joyce
Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:04pm
Donald E. Fuson, 82, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly of Miles City, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Private family services are planned.