Dennis Michael Yerger passed away Sept. 2, 2009, at his home after a long battle with diabetes.
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Dennis was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Hardin, the eldest son of Beverly (Novark) and Victor Yerger. He resided in Hardin for 17 years until the family moved to Forsyth in 1966. He graduated from Forsyth High School in 1968.
Immediately after high school, he joined the National Guard before attending school to be a mechanic. He used his talent for fixing things at various jobs. He lived in several places throughout his life, including Billings, San Diego and Bozeman. He always lived life to the fullest.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Victor, and his brother, David.
Dennis is survived by his mother, Beverly of Forsyth; sister, Vicki (Ron) Biery of Belgrade; brother, Gary of Custer; children, Michael (Kristin) Campbell of Bozeman, Stan (Bobbi) Campbell of Belgrade, Summer (Kelly) Riddle of Custer, Crystal Morgan of Eureka, Calif., and William Morgan of Eureka. Also surviving are grandchildren, Bryan and Cody Campbell of Bozeman, Trevor and Tanner Campbell of Belgrade, and Michael and Beverly Riddle of Custer; nephews, Dr. Jim (Kristie) Yerger of Eagle, Idaho, Shawn (Debbie) Biery of Hoffman Estates, Ill., Jeremy (Randi) Yerger of Forsyth, and Paul (Jessequa) Yerger of Billings; nieces, Markay (Donnie) Foreman of Missoula, Renae (Kevin) Mattimoe of Belgrade, and Ronda (Dirk) Thompson of Belgrade. Also surviving are several special aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held in Hardin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Christ Evangelical Church, followed by a lunch at Bud's Catering.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Sept. 6 to Sept. 10, 2009