Central Montana Obituaries

In memory of those we've lived with,

loved with,

and learned with.

Our finest regards.

Tim Kaiser, 64 died Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at his home of natural causes. He was born May11. 1952 in Lewistown, MT the son of Ellsworth F. “Al” and Lois (Ferch) Kaiser. He received his schooling in Lewistown. He then worked with his dad in the concrete business in the Lewistown area and elsewhere. Tim moved from Lewistown to Las Vegas in the early 70’s to be near his brother Grant and to pursue a career as an electrician at various hotels on the strip. Tim owned Kaiser Concrete for many years, and could point out his handiwork at addresses all over Lewistown and the surrounding area.

Tim began riding motorcycles at about age 6, and when he was old enough, took his love of speed and thrills to the racetrack, proudly carting home numerous trophies through the years. Anyone knowing Tim was treated to his endless stories of his days in Vegas and on the racetrack. Regardless of where Tim was, he was never without his cherished dogs. He had an amazing ability to design and construct any project that he or a friend needed and spent countless hours in his well-equipped shop.

He is survived by Mary Curnyn longtime partner in concrete; daughter Jenifer Kaiser (Jay) of Helena, MT, son Hans (Kelly) Kaiser of Kingsland, GA, sister Carolyn Kaiser of Sheridan, WY and his treasured grandson Broady.

An informal celebration of Tim’s life will be Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Eagles Club. Cremation has taken place. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents and his best friend and brother Grant.

Tim will be remembered by his perpetual smile, great sense of humor, quick wit and willingness to help anyone.

Friends are asked to make memorials to AA, 201 4th Ave N, Lewistown, MT or the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com


Tiny Hazel Huff, 100

Tiny Hazel Huff, 100, of Lewistown passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017 of natural causes at the Central Montana Medical Center.

Tiny was born to Alexander and Jennie (Young) Sharp on November 27, 1916, 9 miles east of Lewistown. Tiny completed her education by taking a correspondence course and graduating from high school. On January 30, 1934 she married Glenn E. Huff in Winnett, Montana.

Tiny retired after working for Tony Gies for 25 years, but she was always busy with some project. She loved bowling, fishing and camping. She was a member of the Eagles, the Moose and her bowling team.

“Grandma, you will be greatly missed. You were always full of piss and vinegar. All our love, your family.”

Tiny was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Jennie Sharp; husband, Glenn; brother, Bill Sharp; and beloved daughter, Jean (Huff) Larson-Kaurin.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Vicki (Larson) Stimac; great-grandchildren, Jeremy J. Johnson, Brittany Stimac, and John Stimac; nephew, Robert Sharp and family of Spokane, WA; great-great grandchildren, Theda-Bel, Kaiya-Mae, and Addie Lou whom she loved dearly.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Snowy Lanes on March 5th at 1:00 p.m. Memorials can be made to Snowy Lanes for the programs they offer to children or to the charity of your choice.

Creel Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements. Tiny’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com

Katherine Jackson Seilstad, 95

Katherine Jackson Seilstad, 95, passed away in Billings, MT of natural causes Feb. 19, 2017. She was born Dec. 27, 1921 to George and Kate Jackson in Lewistown, Montana. Katherine grew up in Lewistown, graduating in 1939 from Fergus High School. She attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, graduating in 1946 in elementary education and worked on her Master's Degree in Religious Studies at Northwestern University. When both of her parents became ill, Katherine returned to Montana where she taught a couple of years before quitting her job to assist her sister, Margaret, with the full time care of their parents. A year after her parent’s death, the Jackson sisters met and later married two Seilstad brothers from Denton, Oscar and Marvel. Marvel and Katherine married Jan. 13, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in Lewistown. Later that year they celebrated the birth of their twins, Scott and Susan, and in 1955 welcomed another daughter, Kay.

Katherine devoted her life to raising her family and in later years her greatest joy became her three grandchildren, Kelly, Kendra, and Matt. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, bible studies, and loved to read, which she was able to do right up until her death.

She is survived by her three children: Scott (Denise) Seilstad of Denton, Susan Seilstad of Billings, Kay Seilstad near Rochester, New York; three grandchildren, Kelly (Mike) Markovich of Missoula, Matt (Kira) Benzel of Henderson, NV, Kendra Seilstad of Chinook; two great-granddaughters, Lacey Katherine (Kelly & Mike) Markovich, and Isabelle Sophia (Matt & Kira) Benzel.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marvel in 2007, her parents (George and Kate Jackson), sister (Margaret Seilstad), and brothers (Robert and Jim Jackson).

Funeral Services will be Friday, March 10th at 11 am in Lewistown at Zion Lutheran Church with interment at the Lewistown City Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the church basement at Zion Lutheran. Memorials may be given to Hospice, Zion Lutheran Church, or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Katherine’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com


Beryl L. Colver passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the CMMC Hospice House. Funeral Services for Beryl will be on Saturday, February 25th, 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Central Montana Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Beryl's family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com