On July 4, 2013 the Kingdom of Heaven gained a beautiful angel. With his wife by his side, Leroy Haidle, age 77, of Terry passed away at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Billings.
Leroy was born on May 24, 1936 in Terry, Montana to Gottlieb and Annette Haidle. He married his high school sweetheart and soul mate Evelyn Morast on September 2, 1956 and together they raised four children, Leanne Lee (Donnie), Jolene Tvetene, Brad Haidle (Jody) and Janelle Richards (Chuck).
Leroy is a lifetime resident of Terry, with several years spent in California and Colorado. Leroy was raised on the family farm near Fallon and graduated from Terry High School in 1954. He received a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University and a master’s degree from University of Colorado. His engineering career included the Naval Missile Center (Titan 2 Missile) in Point Mugu, California, the National Bureau of Standards in Boulder, Colorado, and Western Area Power in Fort Peck and Miles City, Montana. His love was farming and he could always be found with a dog on his arm or nine at his heels. He was an avid Denver Bronco fan and enjoyed watching all sports, especially when his grandchildren were involved. God and family were his priorities and he led by example every day. Anyone who knows Leroy’s family knows he is the cornerstone of the family and a true inspiration to all.
Leroy is survived by his wife Evelyn, his sister Bernice Pomeroy (Melvin), his brother Duane Haidle (Shirley), his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Shasta Bridges (Bryan), Tawni Ban (Zeth), Kendal Lee (Jennifer), Carly Tvetene (Suzanne), Tera Wagner (Daryl), Lacee Mares (Jerred), Jesse Haidle (Caitlin), Ryan Haidle (Kaitlin), Amanda Haidle (Mike), Casey Richards (Brian) and Kyle Richards
Tamerah Lee, Kiannah Bridges, Padyn Bickham, Kirra Ban, Keely Ban, Zade Ban, Zaxx Ban, Makenzie Hein, Makayla Hein, Madison Hein, Olivia Haidle and Ryland Haidle.
Visitation was held on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Bible Church in Miles City. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Terry is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com <http://www.stevensonandsons.com> .
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, Wounded Warriors or the charity of one’s choice.
You are our hero Dad/Grandpa and we love you so much. We’ll be seeing you.
Published July 10, 2013