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Darcy Dean Waite, 86, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Central Montana Nursing and Rehab Center.

At Darcy’s request, cremation has taken place and a service will be held at a later date.

Cremation arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Darcy’s family and friends can share memories and condolences



John W. “Jack” Lund 94 of Lewistown died Tuesday afternoon, May 19, 2015 in the Central Montana Medical Center of natural causes.  He was born May 8, 1921 in Grand Forks, North Dakota the son of Cornelius and Eleanor (Fargher) Lund.  He began his schooling in Manville, ND and then continued in Hilger and Lewistown Montana graduating from Fergus High School in 1940.  He then worked with the CCC’s and in the shipyards in Seattle.  In 1942 he joined the U.S. Navy serving in North Africa and the Philipine Islands during World War II. He was honorably discharged in March of 1946 and returned to Lewistown.  He then owned and operated the Eagle Café in Lewistown until beginning his career with the United States Post Office in Lewistown for 28 ½ years.  He then worked for McDonald Ready Mix and the then the Fergus County Road Department until 1983 when he retired.  He made his home in Lewistown living in the Eagles Manor for the last several years.

He was a member of the Fergus Post #16 of the American Legion, the V.F. W., Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge all of Lewistown. Jack was instrumental in forming the VFW Junior Drum & Bugle Corps for local area kids.

He is survived by one son Richard (Janny) Lund of Missoula, MT; one daughter Nancy (Steve) Baumer of Lewistown, MT; one brother George of Miles City, MT; two sisters Shirley Blunt of Miles City, MT and Noreen Smith of Dunkirk, IN; ten grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son John A. “Andy”; two brothers Larry and Bob and his good friend Ida Ackaret.

No services will be held for Jack Lund and cremation has taken place at his request.  The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the charity of their choice and they may be left at the Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at


Margaret E. Gray, 93, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Valle Vista Healthcare in Lewistown.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Creel Funeral Home Chapel from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  A Parish Vigil will beWednesday May 27, St. Leo’s Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 28, 2015, St. Leo’s Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery with military honors presented by the Fergus American Legion Post #16.

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


Charles “Chuck” Robert Lewellen, 79

Charles Robert Lewellen, 79, was born September 15, 1935 in Lewistown, Montana. He passed away peacefully at his home on May 22, 2015 while working on his prized mini pickup. He was a loving father, husband and friend to all.

Chuck was raised in central Montana with his three younger sisters and attended schools in the Grass Range area and Lewistown. He graduated from Fergus County High School and was active in FFA. After earning an Associate and Bachelor degree at Northern Montana College, he was drafted into the Army and served in Korea. He taught school in both Sunburst and Moore, MT before marrying Judy Marie Steele on September 26, 1970. They moved to Hayden Lake, ID for about 20 years and there had six children. After Judy’s passing, Chuck returned to his roots in Montana.

Chuck married Janet Walling on August 20, 1991 (inheriting 5 more children) and began maintaining the parks in Lewistown. He has had many church callings as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a member of many clubs and organizations including tractors, motorcycles and Central Montana Memorial Gardens. He especially loved to visit his grandchildren and to support all the local team sports. Chuck’s hobbies included parading his Alice Chalmers tractor, being outdoors, and fixing anything under the sun. He lived an active life and enjoyed camping, square dancing, coaching, hunting, and was even a college champion of ping pong. But Chuck’s real passion was lending a hand to anyone in need and serving others the best way he knew how. His loving smile and laugh will be missed by all that were able to have the privilege to know such a man.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Grace Lewellen and Judy Steele Lewellen, wife and mother of his children.

He is survived by his sisters, Mary Jean Golden of Lewistown, MT, Bettelee Cox of Forest Grove, MT and Diane Ostermiller of Powell, WY; wife, Janet; six children and their families, Alan and Yukari (Micah, Ethan and Gavin) Lewellen of Oceanside, CA, Jana and Charles (Makayla, Olivia and Alana) Read of Boise, ID, Nathan and Tracy (Troy, Caleb and Issac) Lewellen of Lewistown, MT, Juliana and Tim (Porter and Gracie) Giltzow of Boise, ID, Sarah and Abram (Natalia, Jacoby, Marianna and Matteo) Antonucci of Bozeman, MT and Jonathan and Jesse (Blake and Drew) Lewellen of Meridian, ID; Janet’s five children and families, John (Lacey) Walling of Lewistown, MT, Eileen and Dave (Danielle, Braden and Jarrod) Reddish of Seattle, WA, Mark and Cheryl (Nathan and Adam) Walling of Fort Collins, CO, Marilyn and Dave Deupree of Lewistown, MT and Pam Walling and Rick Sandor of Lewistown, MT; seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Creel Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fergus High School in the Fergus Center for the Performing Arts. Interment will follow at Central Montana Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Fergus American Legion Post #16. A reception will be held at the Lewistown Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints following the graveside service.  Memorials are suggested to the Council on Aging, ER Fund, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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