Virgil Harold Fehrer, 77, of Bozeman passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Mountain View Care Center, due to complications from a stroke he suffered four years ago.
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He was born Oct. 5, 1929, in Brighton, Colo., the son of Alex and Molly (Ashenbrenner) Fehrer. He was raised in Colorado and attended high school in Colorado.
Virgil was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and served in the Korean War. Following his active service, he moved back to Montana and entered the Montana National Guard which became a very important part of his life.
He married Marjorie Maykuth on Feb. 11, 1954, in Bozeman, and they made their home in Bozeman where Virgil worked as a mechanic, as well as being in the National Guard. Virgil was also a civilian employee. He retired as the shop chief for the Montana National Guard in 1985.
Virgil was a wonderful and husband and a great father. He was a Boy Scout leader and took his children camping, hunting and fishing. Following his retirement he remodeled their motorhome and enjoyed his vegetable garden. He and Marge traveled all over the country to National Guard conventions. They also were able to travel to Australia and New Zealand a couple of times.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Al; and his sister, Helen.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie "Marge" of Bozeman; his children, Joe (Mary) Fehrer of Bozeman, Tom Fehrer of Belgrade, Stacy Fehrer of Bozeman, Wes (Sandi) Fehrer of Bozeman, and Ty Fehrer of Bozeman; grandchildren: Andi (Thad) Michalson of Helena, Kyle Fehrer of Belgrade, Carmen (Travis) Woodland of Grand Junction, Colo., Amanda (Steve) Innis of Bozeman, and Brice (Michelle) Wilke of Bozeman; great-grandchildren: Meghan, Tayler, Preston, Hayden, Wil and Sydni; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Dahl Funeral Chapel. Interment with military rites will follow in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Memorials in his name may be made to Reach Inc., 322 Gallatin Park Drive, Bozeman 59715.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 31, 2007