Gale E. Loterbauer (1952 - 2007)

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Gale E. Loterbauer, 55, passed away Oct. 25, 2007, at Republic, Wash.

He was born May 28, 1952, at home in Lily, S.D. At the age of 16 months, he was afflicted with polio.

Gale and his family moved to Bozeman in August 1959, where he grew up and received his education. He graduated from Bozeman Senior High School in 1972, and received a bachelor's degree from Montana State University in 1978. He taught industrial arts and history at Wibaux Junior High School until 1980.

He married Lorna Branch on Dec. 30, 1978, at Sunburst. They had no children.

In 1981, Gale and Lorna moved to Curlew, Wash., where he was a welding instructor at the Curlew Job Corps Center until his passing.

He is survived by his wife, Lorna; parents, Edward and Le Etta Loterbauer; brother, Stephen of Billings; brother, Orvin and wife, Cynthia of Bozeman; nephew, Michael of Wacross, Ga.; niece, Kristie of Billings; as well as an aunt, uncles and cousins. He is also survived by his "family" of co-workers and corpsmen at the Curlew Job Corps in Curlew, Wash.

There was always a hunting magazine on his office desk. His favorite time of year was autumn, the colors and hunting season.

Funeral services and interment were held Nov. 1 at Curlew, Wash.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 7, 2007
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