Donald James Chisolm (1929 - 2013)

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Donald J. Chisolm

Shelby —Donald J. Chisholm, 84, an Army Veteran and life long brick layer from Shelby, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Marias Care Center. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Friday, August 23, at the Whitted Funeral Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, August 22, from 1:00 until 8:00 pm.

He was born May 21, 1929 at Gary, MN where he grew up and graduated from high school in 1948. That same year he and his brother, Tom, came to Shelby to help build the hospital; they never left.

He served 3 years with the US Army during the Korean Conflict before returning to Shelby. In 1957 the two brothers started Hi Line Masonry, and operated it together until Don's passing on Friday.

Don had a strong professional work ethic, he loved what he did - it was his life - and he was always talking shop. Don was a simple man and very proud of the lasting friendships he cultivated over the years.

He was a member of the VFW and Bricklayers Union. He enjoyed working and going to Deadwood.

Condolences may be posted at

Funeral Home
Whitted Funeral Chapel - Shelby
225 Sixth Ave South P.O. Box 721
Shelby, MT 59474
Published in Great Falls Tribune on Aug. 18, 2013
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