Alexander George Yenny, 79, of Twin Bridges went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.
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He was born Oct. 30, 1927, in Eau Galle, Wis., the only son of Alexander Charles and Julie (Harmon) Yenny. He and three sisters lived in the area and went to school in Eau Galle, Ark., and Eau Claire, Wis.
He enlisted in the Navy before graduation and later became a control tower operator for Corey Field, near Jacksonville, Fla. After his tour in the Navy, he moved to Eau Claire and worked for Market and Johnson Construction, installing ceilings and floors.
In 1957, he booked a hunting experience with Lester Stiles of Virginia City. He missed the 1958 hunting season and in 1959, he moved to Virginia City with the hills and mountains he loved. He built and rebuilt buildings in Nevada City for Charlie Bovey for 12 and a half years. Later he worked for the Montana Highway Department and retired in 1989.
He and Lois lived in Arizona during that winter and then moved to the Big Hole the summer of 1990 to work on Allan Hamilton's ranch in the Big Hole. This was their home for 16 years. Two and a half years ago they moved to Twin Bridges.
He married the "hunting boss'" daughter, Lois, in 1966 and is survived by three daughters and two sons: Tara (Tom Henek) of Helena, Lexi Sturgil of Great Falls, Leta (Mike Clark) of Virginia City, Paul (Anne) Yenny of Gateway, and Zane (LeAnne) Yenny of Bozeman; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Karleen of Rim Rock, Ariz. Alex loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Each one made him extremely happy, along with nine nephews and four nieces and their children make the large family he has always longed for.
His parents; sisters, Dorothy Shea of Eau Claire and Betty Yenny of Phoenix, preceded him in death.
Cremation has taken place at Dahl Crematory in Bozeman. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at St. Mary's Church in Laurin. Graveside service will follow in Nevada City, then a reception at the Elks in Virginia City.
"To my friends, strangers and relatives: It is time to leave this planet and you can bid farewell on Aug. 30 at the Laurin Church at 11 a.m."
Condolences may be sent to www.dahlcares.com and www.mtstandard.com/obits.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 29, 2007