Charles Wesley Stipe

Born: Wed., Feb. 24, 1937
Died: Wed., Sep. 20, 2017


Visitation

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 29, 2017
Location: Shrider -Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Ronan Community Center


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Charles Wesley “Chuck” Stipe, age 80, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2017 at Community Hospital from complications of pneumonia with family at his bedside.  Chuck was born to Paul B. Stipe and Bonnie Coleman Stipe on February 24, 1937 in Missoula, MT.  He grew up on the sand hills of Moiese, MT the only brother to 8 sisters. 

Chuck made his choice to serve God at our religious convention near Ronan at age 13 and had the privilege of having a Sunday fellowship meeting in his home for 50 years. 

On March 14, 1959 he married the love of his life, Doris Hagbom and they settled in Three Forks, MT.  In 1960 the couple moved back to Moiese where they built their home and raised their four children, Vern, Sharon, Marv and Doug.  

Chuck was active on the Charlo School Board, Soil Conservation District and the Flathead Joint Board of Control for many years.  He served on the Charolais Association Board of Directors and was a part of the Montana Charolais Association.  Chuck put his heart and lifetime into breeding Charolais cattle and received honors and accolades for his efforts including several from the National Western Stock Show. Chuck was an icon and leader to the industry, family and friends. 

Chuck’s Faith, wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the joy of his life. 

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Corrine Kamp, Alma Davison and Alice Trevithick; grandson Jeritt Leen. 

He is survived by wife Doris; sisters Leola Taylor, Esther Davison, Mary Douma, Laura Dykstra and Barbara Bales; children Vern (Barbie) Stipe, Sharon (Hayden) Leen, Marv (Breezy) Stipe, Doug (Kim) Stipe; 21 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 6pm Friday, September 29th at Shrider-Thompson Mortuary in Ronan. Services will be at 11am Saturday, September 30th at the Ronan Community Center. Following the graveside service at the Ronan Cemetery, there will be a potluck luncheon held back at the community center. All are welcome.

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Chris jones
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
I'm so sorry to hear of Chucks passing. For 10 years or more I have hunted waterfowl with his permission. Every time I spoke with Chuck he was kind to me and had a little humour behind his eyes. He would always kid me that realtors make too much money ! I will miss him. God bless your family in this time of loss. Chris Jones - Missoula

Jim Hollenback
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Chuck taught me how to AI cattle in the early 70s. There was something special about him that has kept him in my thoughts for all these years. I am blessed to get to know him if for only a short time. What a fine man.

Laurie Stipe Hege
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Doris, and entire Stipe family,

Chuck indeed did have a twinkle in his eye when he spoke with you, as mentioned above, I agree, he will truly be missed by all.
Much love to all of you at this time, I'll be thinking about all of you this week.

Sincerely,
Laurie and family

Ken and Marilyn Curtis
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Dear Doris and Family,
Though many miles separate us warm and loving thoughts are being sent your way. We know you will miss this special man so much. We are thankful for his faithful life and we know you can find comfort in many special memories...
thinking of you all and wishing we could be there for the service.

Dorene Woodward
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
Doris and Family

Chuck was a very Caring Person. He always looked out for me when I was small. A Very Special Cousin will be thought of often with thankfulness that he was a part of my life. Love & Big Hugs to all your family.
Dorene =OR as Chuck called me Rene A Rag

Connie Coulter Sills
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
To the Stiipe family,

Condolences to all of you. He was one in a million. What a roll model for the rest of us.

The Neal Coulter family

Jeannie (Davies) Cormick
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Our dear Doris and everyone ~

Chuck felt like part of our family, being married to our cousin, and I still remember having you stop by to see us a few months after you got married! Chuck really hadn't changed much since then ... nor you!

With much love from Jerry and Jeannie

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