Obituaries

Karl Tolzman
D: 2018-08-14
View Details
Tolzman, Karl
Bonnie Arellano
D: 2018-08-13
View Details
Arellano, Bonnie
Evelyn Warthen
B: 1931-11-30
D: 2018-08-12
View Details
Warthen, Evelyn
Dorothy Pierce
D: 2018-08-12
View Details
Pierce, Dorothy
Julia Thompson
B: 1933-05-20
D: 2018-08-12
View Details
Thompson, Julia
Rosalie Torgerson
D: 2018-08-12
View Details
Torgerson, Rosalie
Eileen Larkin
B: 1956-04-12
D: 2018-08-11
View Details
Larkin, Eileen
Reina Benson
D: 2018-08-10
View Details
Benson, Reina
Taylor Alford
D: 2018-08-09
View Details
Alford, Taylor
Allen Morgensen
B: 1968-05-11
D: 2018-08-07
View Details
Morgensen, Allen
Christine Jensen
D: 2018-08-07
View Details
Jensen, Christine
Timothy Becker
D: 2018-08-06
View Details
Becker, Timothy
Wayne Munnell
D: 2018-08-05
View Details
Munnell , Wayne
Dorothy Staggs
B: 1937-10-01
D: 2018-08-05
View Details
Staggs, Dorothy
Wayne Munnell
D: 2018-08-05
View Details
Munnell, Wayne
Phillip Perry
B: 1923-12-07
D: 2018-08-03
View Details
Perry, Phillip
Barrie Smith
D: 2018-08-03
View Details
Smith, Barrie
Kathryn Ostrud-Hanson
B: 1950-05-24
D: 2018-08-03
View Details
Ostrud-Hanson, Kathryn
Steve Wolf
D: 2018-07-31
View Details
Wolf, Steve
Raymond Schumacher
D: 2018-07-31
View Details
Schumacher, Raymond
Helen Moze
D: 2018-07-29
View Details
Moze, Helen

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1705 West Broadway
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: (406) 543-4190
Fax: (406) 543-2966

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Fred Hiatt can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Fred Hiatt

Fred  Hiatt
Fred Hiatt, 87, of Clinton, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, with his wife Barb by his side.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of 5 north at St. Pat's Hospital for your care, compassion and patience.

Fred was born Oct. 15, 1930, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Miles and Margaret Hiatt. When Fred was four they moved to Western Montana, where he lived until his death.

In May 1951, Fred married Lena Geraldine (Dena) Coulson. They moved according to Fred’s work, taking along their 11 children. As long as they were together, that was their happy place. After 30 years together and many beautiful memories, Dena passed away on Nov. 8, 1981.

In March 1984, Fred married Barb S. Drake, and adding three more kids to the mix, now totaling 14. Fred and Barb lived their happiest as Caretakers of 320 acres at Placid Lake. In 2005, they moved to Clinton, where they took care of each other and shared the rest of their 34 years together.

Some people go their whole life without finding the love of their life, Fred was the luckiest man in the world and found that twice.

Fred worked hard all his life as a farmer, logger, heavy equipment operator, and retired as a diesel mechanic. Fred's strong work ethic is something he was most proud of, and often the subject of many stories. This trait is one he passed down through many generations.

He was a member of the Deer Creek Shooting Club, NRA, and International Union of Operating Engineers. Throughout his life he enjoyed telling stories, taking family trips, camping, hunting and fishing, which he loved to share with his big and forever-growing family. The trips to Lake Mary Ronan will forever hold a special place in all our hearts.

Fred was an amazing family man, with an amazingly huge heart. Son, brother, father, papa, great-grandfather, role model, hero and world's best husband. He could never be replaced and will forever be missed.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; Miles and Margaret, wife; Dena, son; Ed, Sister; Alice, granddaughter; Dena, and grandsons; Shane, Aaron and Justyce.

Fred is survived by his loving wife Barb, his doggie Rebel, sisters Gladys, JoAnn and brother Cecil. Fred is survived by a large, loving family, too big to list, the following are his kids and their families.

Steve, Jay, Colby, Denny, Mickey.

(Ed) Betty,Marty, Nathan

Rick, Candice.

Diane, Dave, Zeb, Christy, Si, Lyndsey, Cameron

Matt

Mark, Jeremiah, Britney, Richard

Rob, Maryanne, Michael, Lana

Pam, Pat, Amanda, Emily, Ariana, Tanner

Jamie, Steve, Jorden, Steven, Dalton, Caleb

Kami, Brady, Keeley

Tana, Sierra, Jacob, Samantha, Hailey

Robin, Martina, Calista

Jodi, Wyatt, Brittyn, Shavez, Jocelyn, Mason, Hayden, Dustee, Lucas, Aviree, Landon

Danny, Amanda, Dani, Briar

Pallbearers are Wyatt, Kami, Robin, Jodi, Brady and Shavez.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at noon at Sunset Funeral Home. Please join us for a reception to immediately follow in the community room.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Fred Hiatt’s name to Garden City Funeral Home.

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Print
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos