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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 29 th at Shrider-Thompson Mortuary in Ronan. Services will be at 11am Saturday, September 30 th 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.
Friday, September 29, 2017
4:00 - 6:00pm (Mountain time)
Shrider -Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)
Ronan Community Center
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