Age 70, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at his residence in Big Arm, Montana. He was born on June 27, 1944 in San Francisco, California, the son of Frank and Ruth (Findlay) Fillman. He attended schools in San Francisco and graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California and later attended Santa Rosa Junior College. His work history was varied: He built car batteries, manufactured cardboard boxes, sold auto parts and was a Reserve Police officer for the city of Rohnert Park, California. He was united in marriage in 1962 to Leanna Pelhank in Carson City, Nevada and lived in Rohnert Park for 41 years. Following their retirement, Al and Leanna moved to Big Arm where they were very active in the Big Arm Association. Al and Leanna were very avid San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants fans as well as NASCAR. He loved spending time with his family and pets, but still found time to enjoy his various memorabilia collections. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife Leanna at their home in Big Arm, his daughter Peggy Sue Hulsey and husband Randy, their children - Scott of Washington and Rachelle, her husband Levi and two great-granddaughters Carmandee and Jayden of Montana, daughter Dawn Marie Lockhart and husband, Barry of California, as well as his sister Doris Wood of California. Memorial services for Al will be held on Friday July 25, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Big Arm Fire Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.groganfuneralhome.com.
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101 6Th Ave E
Polson, MT 59860
Published Online in the Press Democrat from July 29 to July 30, 2014