Dustin James Deshaw passed away on Aug. 7, 2009.
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Dustin was born on Oct. 28, 1976, in Bozeman to William Deshaw Jr. and Nancy (Lenneman) Deshaw. He attended schools in Bozeman, Belgrade, Logan and Alder.
On Oct. 24, 1998, Dustin married the love of his life, Leah Thompson. On Feb. 10, 2000, they had a precious baby girl, Madison Kristine. They later divorced, but they would remain special friends.
Dustin held jobs in construction, concrete and auto body work. He lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed many things, such as motorcycles, tattoos, skiing, snowboarding, camping, fishing, and hanging out with his many friends.
Dustin greatly enjoyed his time with family and friends. The best times of his life were the times he spent with his beloved daughter, Madison. Dustin spent every moment he could with her, and Madison adored her daddy. He will live for all who loved him through Maddy. He will be loved and missed by all.
Survivors include his mother, Nancy Staudinger and father, William Deshaw; stepmom, Fayle Deshaw; siblings, Darin (Jamie) Staudinger, and Cole, William, Layne, and Loretta Deshaw; daughter, Madison Deshaw; grandparents, Saundra Lenneman, and Jim and Mary Ann Staudinger; numerous aunts and uncles; nephews, Bob and Bill Lenneman, and Stephen Staudinger; as well as many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Dale Staudinger; grandfather, Frank Lenneman; grandmother, Mary Ann Hansen; Bill and Clara Deshaw; and numerous aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug.13, at Dahl Funeral Chapel.
Donations may be made in Dustin's name to the Madison Deshaw Educational Benefit Fund at First Security Bank, 208 E. Main St., Bozeman, MT 59715. Memorials may also be sent to Nancy Staudinger, 77 Watering Hole Circle, Bozeman, MT 59715.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Aug. 11 to Aug. 13, 2009