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Herbert William Stobie


November 2, 2017

Herbert William Stobie died Oct. 19,, 2017, at home surrounded by family. He was 89 years old. He was born in Butte, Mont., on Feb. 14, 1928, and was raised at the Stobie Ranch up Thompson River. He attended school mostly in Plains, Mont.

After graduating eighth grade, Herb began working to help support the family.

Herb joined the Army and was sent to Korea. During his service he received the Purple Heart, two Silver Stars, and the Bronze Medal. One of Herb's proudest accomplishments in the war was getting all his men out alive.

Herb met Juanita LaFleur while he was stationed at Fort Polk, La., and they were married March 1, 1953. They moved to the Stobie Ranch soon after that.

He is best remembered for his hard work ethic, and kind heart. Herb was highly entertained by scaring people and this odd trait was passed onto his children. Herb enjoyed logging, ranching, hunting, gathering wood, but his true love was prospecting.

He is survived by his sisters Victo Vancampen and Margaret McCarthy, children Drew Stobie (Eddy, Mont.) Marueen Simonson (Richey, Mont.), Suzanne Ferguson, husband Scott, (Helena Mont.) and John Stobie, wife Cherie, (Marion, Mont.) Grandchildren Andy Stobie, Becky Bennett, Aimee Griffin, Derrick Stobie, Douglas Stobie, Erik Simonson, Marcus Simonson, Brent Payton, Jamie Payton, Amanda Stobie, Katherine Stobie, and Dominic Stobie. He is also survived by 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Ruth Stobie, brother Chris Stobie, wife Juanita Stobie, and son Dyke Stobie.


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