Neal Kurtz Coulter

Born: Sat., Aug. 27, 1921
Died: Sat., Mar. 3, 2018

Memorial Mass

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 10, 2018
Location: St. Ignatius Catholic Church

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Neal Kurtz Coulter passed away from natural causes March 3, 2018. He was the 8th child born August 27, 1921 to Archie Aaron and Ollie Fay Kurtz Coulter in Maybutt, Alberta, Canada. He was the last surviving sibling from a family of eleven. He’s preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Fay, siblings Keith & Kenneth (twins, 1909), Velma, Ralph, Ollie, Dorothy, Archie, Neal, Marjorie, and William (1928), Bill (1932) and his wife Margaret.

The family moved to the Charlo farm in 1926, via the family potato truck. Neal attended and graduated from the Charlo schools. He met his future wife Margaret Eileen Boice at the dance at the North Crow Club House in 1938.  They were married in June 1943. In his early years he was a golden gloves boxer. After he retired his gloves, he was on several bowling leagues, had a less than stellar start with water skiing (he forgot to let go of the rope when he fell), loved to swim, hunt and fish.  His most notable activity was being on several Lake County championship horseshoe teams. Many consider him an icon.

Neal worked for the Creamery in Ronan for several years before buying the ranch south of Charlo. He also worked at the Seed House (Western Seed) in Charlo and the ranch.

Neal always had a warm smile.  He and Margaret worked hard throughout their lives but found time to dance most Saturday nights and had card parties.  Card parties meant treats for the kids, so all enjoyed. Of course you don’t live to be 96 1/2 without a sense of humor.  One stand-out memory was him coming in and giving Mom a kiss while she was cooking.  Well, these were very shocking kisses; you see, there was an electrical short in the stove so if Dad was standing on the heating register close to the stove, Mom got the “shock of her life” several times.  

Neal is survived by his son Curt (Sandy), daughters Connie Sills, Cathy Maher, Mary Pat (Rick Leishman), Colleen (Jim Oberembt), Chris (Bryan Hurd). Neal was blessed with 17 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and 27 1/2 great-great grandchildren.

A rosary will be said Friday evening at 7:00 at the Charlo Catholic Church.  The funeral will be Saturday, March 10th at 2:00 at St. Ignatius Mission Church. Following the Mass, there will be a catered reception at Leon Club House.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Charlo Community Outdoor Complex PO Box 155, Charlo, MT 59824. Dad was an avid supporter of sports in Charlo whether he had kids, grand-kids or great-grand kids playing.





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Don and Bonnie Miller
   Posted Mon March 05, 2018
Words cannot express our sadness when we heard of Uncle Neal's passing. Our sincere sympathy to all the family! Hugs, love, thoughts and prayers to all! He will never be forgotten!

Janice (Sullivan) McMeekin
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
So many great memories of Neil and the Coulter family. He will be greatly missed.

Mike Sullivan
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
Neal truly was special and an Icon admired by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Coulter family. Mike and Norma Sullivan

Judy Braach
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
Think of all of you often. You all will be in my heart!!!!

Brad & Theresa Deiss
   Posted Thu March 08, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
All our love
Brad & Theresa

Joan Fleming Hardie
   Posted Thu March 08, 2018
I was so sadden to hear of your Dad's passing, what a great life and what a great family! I remember visiting Connie and wanting to spend the night because she had the cutest brother, and her Mom and Dad always made me feel so welcome. My love to all the Coulters.

Tracy & Brenda Lownsberry
   Posted Sat March 10, 2018
We are so sorry for your family's loss, Brandon. We know that the community, as well, has lost a great man. We are in prayer for all.

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