Miscellaneous Montana Obituaries



Gerald Jay Hintz, age 30, of Helena went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours Wednesday, February 9 at his home.
He was born the first child of Gerald Matthew and Pamela (Pedersen) Hintz on Aug. 14, 1969 in Tacoma, Wash. At the age of seven months, the family moved to Helena, where he grew up and attended school at Rossiter, C.R. Anderson and Capital High School. Gerald met and married Rozann Jean Robinson on June 2, 1993, in Sidney, Neb. They lived in Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana. Gerald returned to Helena in Nov of 1999. He worked at Burger King until his death.
Gerald was preceded in death by one sister, two grandmothers, one grandfather, one aunt and one uncle.
Survivors include his wife, Rozann J. Hintz of Rapid City, S.D., one daughter Mariah Lynn of Helena, his father and mother Gerald and Pamela Hintz of Helena, two sisters, La Dana Hintz and CoriLea Hintz, both of Helena, and his grandfather Phillip Pedersen of Helena, and a special niece, Keisha Taylor of Helena, his father and mother-in-law Norma and Donald Robinson of Rapid City, three aunts and uncles Sandra and Charlie Skiff of Aurora, Colo., Pat and Mike Ackerschott of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Danna and Mike Sinnot of Helena, and numerous cousins.
Maria will greatly miss her daddy. A memorial has been established for Mariah's education at the Fort Harrison VA Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 1000, Fort Harrison, Mont., 59636.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Linden's Hermann and Company Funeral Home, 314 N. Rodney St. Ralph Badger will officiate. Burial will be in Forestvale Cemetery.

Louise Nora Peterson, age 61, of Helena, died following a heart attack Friday afternoon February 11, 2000, at St. Peter's Hospital.
Louise was born Oct. 22, 1938, in East Helena to Edward and Mary (Wilson) Innocci. She was raised and received her education in East Helena attending elementary school there and graduating from Helena High School in 1956. Louise worked a full career for Mountain Bell Telephone with 30 years of service. She retired in 1989. She then worked for the Federal Reserve Bank for the last 11 years until her death. Louise enjoyed reading, movies, spending time with her family. Garry J. Peterson and Louise were married December 10, 1960, in Helena. He now survives her and resides in Helena. She is also survived by her son Steve Peterson and his partner and friend Linda Streets, daughters Kari Geesling and her husband Tom; Kathy Burt and her husband John `` Scott'' all of Helena. Brother Edward Innocci and his wife Sandy of Helena. Seven grandchildren and one great grandchild and one due in April. She was pre ceded in death by her parents, a son Brian Petersen, brother Frank Innocci and sister Isabell.
Louise will be missed more than words can say. She touches so many lives in so many ways. She was a won derful wife, mother, grand mother and friend. One of her most precious moments in her life was the time she spent with her family. She always let her children and grand children know she would be there for them. A precious gift she gave to us was how to laugh and the value of forgiveness to others.
"We love you and miss you but know you are at peace and in a much better place now. There will be a time when we'll all be together again. Until then, we may no longer have to have you here in flesh, but we know your spirit is with us always.''
Viewing hours will begin Monday from 12 noon to 7:30 p.m. at Retz Funeral Home. The family will receive friends between the hours of 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Retz's. Services in celebration of her life will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at the Family Life Center in East Helena (708 Groschell). Interment will follow in East Helena City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Family Life Center.

Gary Faulkner, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Feb. 12, 2000. He was at home, surrounded by his family.
Gary was born May 17, 1936 on his grandfather's homestead in Calhoun Iowa to Thomas and Beulah Faulkner. He was raised on the family farm near Pomeroy, Iowa and attended Pomeroy Public School. Gary enlisted in the Navy in December of 1854. He served aboard the aircraft carriers USS Bon Homme Richard and USS Bennington, and received the American Spirits Award. After being discharged from the Navy, he attended Iowa Central College and the University of Iowa.
On March 28, 1959, he married Lynda Lee Meyer of Rockwell City, Iowa. They were married at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Yankton, S.D.
Gary worked for AVCO Corporation for 17 years. For 13 years he worked as an Industrial Engineer in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. He then transferred to Glasgow Air Force Base and worked as Plant Manager from 1971 until 1974.
Gary then moved his family to Iowa where he operated his own business from 1974 through 1079.
In 1979 the family returned to Montana where Gary worked in the Office of Commerce attached to he governor's office. He then worked for the Department of Commerce as a Finance Officer until 1986.
From 1986 through 1987 the family lived in Phoenix, AZ., where Gary worked for the governor of Arizona as an Economic Development Specialist.
Gary returned to his for mer position as Finance Officer with the commerce Department for the State of Montana in 1988. He remained there until his retirement in Nov. 1998.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Faulkner, a brother Donald Ray, and a sister Patricia Faye.
Gary is survived by his wife Lynda, two children Michael Faulkner and Dawn Valle, his son-in-law Joel and Nancy Meyer of Cumming, Iowa, and their three children Patty, Amanda and Justin.
Gary was a wonderful loving husband and father. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, backyard BBQ's and Playing with his grandchildren. He was well respected by the people he worked with and his friends. He will be missed very much.
Visitation will be held at Retz Funeral Home on Mon day, February 14 from noon until 8 P.M. Services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church at 11 A.M. on Feb 15, with Pastor Doug Vold presiding. Interment will follow at the Montana State Veteran's Cemetery at Ft. Harrison. Memorials are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church or to St. Peter's Cancer Center.


William H. (Bill) Chapman was born March 30, 1945, in Livingston, the son of Harley and Ruth Chap man. He stepped from life here with his family to eternal rest with God on Feb. 15, 2000. Bill loved his family. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, working with wood, gardening, and playing with his grandchildren.
Bill attended school in Livingston and graduated from Park High School in 1963. He worked as an electrician for the Northern Pacific and Burlington Northern in Livingston and Glendive from 1963 until his medical retirement in 1987. Bill married Judy Simpkins on Jan. 15, 1966, in Livingston.
He was preceded in death by both parents and his father-in-law, Frank Simpkins.
Survivors include his wife, Judy of Helena; son, Michael Chapman; daughters, Anne Chapman James and her husband Rusty James, and Leya Chapman, of Helena; grand sons, Jesse and Zachary James, of Helena; brother, Duane Chapman of Livingston, aunt, Grace Beek of Minneapolis, Minn.; mother-in-law, Marie Simpkins of Livingston and special aunt, Sister Mary Simpkin of Wheaton, Ill.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, many wonderful friends, and Buffy, his constant companion.
Vigil service will be con ducted Friday Evening in the Hagler-Anderson Chapel at 7 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at our Lady of the Valley Church in Helena at 11 a.m. on Saturday Feb. 19.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up at Helena Community Federal Credit Union.
Cremation to follow services.

Lucille Ceil Siegle, 72, died early Wednesday, Feb.16, 2000. She was one of five daughters born to T. F. `` Gov'' Walsh and May Bennett Walsh on June 14, 1927, in Anaconda.
She spent most of her life in Anaconda and four years in Deer Lodge. She graduated from Anaconda High School in 1945. Following high school, she graduated from the Sisters of Charity School of Nursing, Butte Unit, in 1948. In 1954, she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing Education from Carroll College.
She was a member of the American Nurses Association and the Montana Nurses Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar; parents; sisters; Nona Lord and Betty Driscoll: brothers-in-law, Emery Jones and Tom Driscoll.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Kieran and Terry Johnson of Kent, Wash., Chris Siegle Johnson and Frank Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn., Non nie Siegle of Helena, Tara and Bill Gunsch of Belgrade; sisters and brothers-in-law, Fran and Bob Kissell, Marial Jones, and Ed Lord; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call to pay their respects in the Longfellow Finnegan Funeral Home beginning Friday at 2 p.m. The Parish Vigil service will be held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. The funeral will begin in the Longfellow Finnegan Funeral Home Saturday at 10:15 a.m. and proceed to St. Peter Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 p.m. Burial will be in Deer Lodge.
Memorials may be sent to Our Lady of the Rockies or Anaconda Pintler Hospice.