Anne Brink Sallgren Krickel

Monday, August 29, 2022
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April 16, 1937 - August 12, 2022

Born in Fairview, MT, Anne Krickel, an international award-winning harpist and multiple-instrument performer and teacher, coauthored, Montana Stirrups, Sage and Shenanigans – Western Ranch Life in a Forgotten Era, a social history full of personal stories from Miles City’s own Brink family ranch.

Anne graduated from Custer County High School, Class of 1954. She received a BA degree in medical technology at Carroll College in Helena, Montana, and post graduate courses in the fields of music and health including special courses at the Centers for Disease Control, in Atlanta. Anne taught Microbiology at Carroll College, bacteriology workshops throughout Montana, and worked as a Bacteriologist at the Montana State Health Microbiology Laboratory.

With her love of nature and the outdoors in the Rocky Mountains, Anne enjoyed leading and teaching wilderness backpacking. Her strong sense of volunteerism led to her service on boards of many community-non-profit organizations, promoting community growth and preserving history.

Anne is survived by two daughters, Janet Tobin (Phil) and Diane Taylor (Aaron), four grandchildren , two great grandchildren, her sister Francie Berg and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Marie Brink, her husband, Dr. John Krickel, two sisters, Beverley Badhorse and Jeanie Theissen, and her daughter Carol Sallgren.

Services will be held September 17, 2022, 11:00am at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 103 W. Kearney, Philipsburg, MT. In lieu of flowers, donations to support programming can be sent to the Opera House Theater, 140 S. Sansome Street, Philipsburg, MT 59858.



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