Central Montana Obituaries

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Werner Lee Brandt, 83

Werner Lee Brandt, age 83, of Lewistown, Montana, passed away on September 18th, 2018.  

Lee was born in Boise City, Oklahoma to Heinrich Wilhelm Brandt and Frieda Ida Bertha Brieske on March 31, 1935.  Heinrich and Frieda emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1913. Lee was the youngest of three children (Brother Gunther and Sister Charlotte).

His family homesteaded in Cimarron County, Oklahoma and farmed west of Boise City.  Lee left home at the age of 17 to work on a High-Line crew in Texas. Later he was hired on to a seismograph crew for Tower Exploration.  

Lee and Jacqueline Marie Mackey were married on December 24, 1954 in Clayton, New Mexico.  While working for Tower Exploration, they moved to New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and finally to Lewistown, Montana.  Jackie and Lee fell in love with Lewistown and decided it was where they wanted to stay and raise a family.

Lee went to work for Pacific Hide and Fur in 1959 and nine months later he was promoted to Branch Manager.  After 40 years of successfully running Pacific, he retired in 1999.

Lee’s was also very passionate about the time he dedicated to the Lewistown Fire Department.  He joined the fire department in 1966 as a part-paid volunteer. He served the community of Lewistown as a fireman for 32 years and retired at the rank of Captain.

Lee loved his family, his church, the mountains and Montana.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, treasure hunting with his metal detector, four-wheeling in the Little Belt Mountains, exploring and hot potting in Yellowstone Park, and vacationing in Swan Lake, MT.  

He took great pride in his work at Pacific and the fire department and instilled his strong work ethic into his children.

Lee had many talents and hobbies.  He was a talented painter and a skilled craftsman.  He enjoyed carving belt buckles out of elk burrs, collecting rocks, and gardening.  His family will attest that there wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister and brother.   

Lee is survived by his wife, Jackie; children: Jeffrey Lee and his wife, Jonna, David Allen and his wife, Shara, and Tina Marie Webb and her husband, Steve.  He has 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the LDS Church, in Lewistown, Montana where friends and family may attend a visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.  Interment will follow at Central Montana Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations can be made to Central Montana Hospice.

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home.  Lee’s family and friends can share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com


Jerome B. (Pete) Peterschick 86

of Lewistown passed away while at home surrounded by Hazel his wife of 65 years and his loving family.  We lost the rock of our family. Loving husband, father and friend. Family was everything to Pete and everything he did was to nurture and support his family.

Pete was born August 18,932 in Hankinson, ND the son of Joseph and Magdalen (Schlener) Peterschick.  He was the 9th of 10 children, his father died when he was 2 years old and the hardworking family struggled to stay together.  Following his graduation from Saint Francis Academy he worked several jobs before coming to Montana to work on a family farm.  In 1952 he met and married the love of his live Hazel Slanger. In December of 1952 he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War.  After his discharge he worked briefly at the Coast-to-Coast store in Choteau before joining his brother in farming in Oilmont, MT. In 1961 he purchased his own Coast-to-Coast store in Chinook, MT.  After 12 years in Chinook he purchased the Coast-to-Coast store in Lewistown, which is no True Value. This store still remains in the family.

After his retirement Pete was involved in Real Estate and an Auto Dealership.

He was a member of St Leo’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus where he rose to become the Grand Knight.

He is survived by his wife Hazel of Lewistown; sons Tony (Terri) of Billings and Doug (Laurie) of Lewistown; daughters Kathy (Greg) Perrine of Bozeman, Beth (Todor Todorov) Walter of Great Falls, MT, Chris (Alan) Schaff of Easley, SC and Gayle (Vince) Heard of Helena, MT; sisters Willetta Bommersbach of Hankinson, ND and Magdalen Tomlinson of Minneapolis, MN; 10 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son Mark, his parents, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, his father and mother in law.

Pete was a kind and generous man who was loved and respected by many.

Memorial Mass for Jerome B. (Pete) Peterschick will be Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Leo’s Catholic Church, rosary will be Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cloyd Chapel.  Private Family Committal will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  Cremation has taken place. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

The family would like to thank Ted Reppe for his kind and compassionate care of our Dad, which allowed him to remain in his home, as was his wish.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Central Montana Foundation or the charity of their choice and they may be left at Cloyd Funeral Home.  Condolences for the family may be posted online at www.cloydfuneralhome.com.