Bernhard (Bernie) Schillo
Bernie entered the Kingdom of Glory on June 26, 2015. After enduring the trial of esophageal cancer he passed at his home surrounded by family. Bernie was born in Landsweiler, Germany July 19, 1955 to Bernard and Maria Schillo. He graduated from Powell County High School and Carroll College. He has three children from his marriage to Roxie.
In 1990 he bought the RV park and met the love of his life, Sharon. When he married her he gained her five children and then God blessed them with one more child.
Bernie was a plumber by trade for many years. He was called to pastor in 2002 and he founded The Chapel at Riverfront RV Park. Bernie packed a lot of life in the years he had here. He was very outgoing and loved by many. Bernie is survived by his wife Sharon, his children Nora (Ray), Bernie, Matthew (Christina), Tim (Jennifer), Jen (Eddie), Marty (Shelly), Sarah (Dave), Ladonna, David, and 19 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday July 1, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Riverfront Chapel in Garrison. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials: Donors Choice.
Katherine “Kay” Asay
Katherine “Kay” Asay, June 12, 1931 – June 21, 2015.
Katherine Lottie (Patrick) Asay passed away at Parkhaven Assisted Living, Manhattan, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Instead of her dream life of boats, beaches, art, dancing and travel, her life was full of kids, cows and cooking. Lots of cooking! Instead of a thriving social life, Kay and Jack spent the first five summers of their marriage in a remote cow camp in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming – with their first three kids. She loved to laugh and enjoyed life, traits she maintained to the end. Her life was not as planned but she would be the first to say she was rich for all her friends and family.
Kay sacrificed so much to be sure that her husband, Jack, and five children were loved, cared for, and as safe as she could possibly provide under the circumstances. Jack worried and fretted when he saw the kids drive down the street on a bicycle or went swimming; Kay chewed her fingernails down to stubs when she saw those same kids ride off on a green-broke horse to work cows all day. She must have known there was no hope left for the dream life when, in the mid-1960s in Casper, Wyo., Jack traded their tiny boat for a used refrigerator and freezer.
Mom was the constant, steady, loving presence of good sense and sacrifice in the lives of her children. She was proverbial in her example as a mother and friend. If one word had to be used to describe mom’s life, that word would be “sacrificial.” And she did not moan, and groan and gripe about it. She gave what she had -- to be certain that her husband and kids had what they needed.
Mom was a committed Catholic, an unwavering Democrat, a Wyoming Patrick (a tough breed), a striving poet, a pretty good artist, a mischievous mom, a boisterous (and sometimes profane) audience at athletic events, a cook who hated cooking, and therefore, not-particularly-good cook, an Olympic level whistler, a loving mom who provided constantly for her children but held her own clothes together with safety pins, a very fast driver, a beautiful woman (she had million dollar legs), a great friend, and a testament to what your life can produce when you live for the sake of those you love.
She was proud to be a graduate of the University of Wyoming where she met her husband and her Kappa sisters who remained life-long friends.
Kay was preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack” Asay (2005), and brother, James “Jimmie” Patrick (2005). She is survived by her brother, Edwin Patrick of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sister-in-law and life-long friend, Brigitte Patrick, of Portland, Ore.; five children and their spouses; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Her children are: Pat (Cheryl) Asay of Bozeman; Jan (Randy) Frost of Winnett; Bryan (Margaret) Asay of Bozeman; Kevin (Laurell) Asay of Helena; and Joanna (Ron) Krogstad of Manhattan.
The family is grateful to Parkhaven Retirement and Rocky Mountain Hospice for their loving care. Memorials can be sent to Yellowstone Public Radio, 1500 University Drive, Billings MT 59101-0298.
A Funeral Service was held at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, 113 S. Willson Ave. in Bozeman at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015, followed by a noon reception in the Atrium at the Best Western Grantree Inn, 1325 N. 7th Ave. in Bozeman.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
Death Notice: Jack Young
Jack Young passed peacefully away on June 12, 2015. There will be a celebration of Jack’s life at the Depot Church in Deer Lodge on July 19, 2015 at 1 p.m. There will be an Honor Guard graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery immediately after the memorial service. Following the graveside service there will be a luncheon at 2:30 p.m. at the Saint Mary’s Center on Saint Marys Street in Deer Lodge. A full obituary will be at a later date.
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