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Gerald "Jerry" Bugni , May 3, 1939 – January 22, 2017

Mr. Gerald Joseph “Jerry” Bugni passed away on Sunday evening at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula, Montana. Jerry was born on May 03, 1939 in Butte, Montana, the son of Guido Louis and Virginia May (Carpino) Bugni.

Jerry attended Holy Savior Parochial School and graduated from Butte Central High School, before attending Carroll College in Helena, Montana, from where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Jerry operated the roller coaster, and assisted in planting the floral designs, at the Columbia Gardens until its closure. After the Gardens, Jerry worked as a Custodian for the ACM (Anaconda Copper Mining Company). After the closure of the ACM, Jerry went to work as a Custodian at Montana Tech until his retirement.

Jerry’s hobbies were as various and interesting as Jerry, himself. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as, golf and handball. He was a learned student of Montana History; he was especially knowledgeable about Butte and the Columbia Gardens. An excellent story teller with a wonderful sense of humor, Jerry was as entertaining as he was informative.

Jerry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rose and Joe Carpino; his father, Guido L. Bugni; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is survived by his mother, Virginia, M. Bugni; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Guido and Marcie Bugni, and Bill and Janie Bugni; his nephews, Joe, Jamie (Miriam), Franco, Antonio, Michael (Ann), Owen, Guido, Oliver, Enzo, Matthew (Katy), Daniel, Andrew, Nicolas, and Matteo; his niece, Lisa Bugni; and numerous cousins.

There are so many wonderful people that the family wishes to thank, among these are Father Tom Haffey for caring for Jerry’s Spiritual needs, the staff at the Crest Nursing Home, the dialysis crew in Butte and Helena, the many doctors and nurses who cared for Jerry through all of his health issue, and to the crew of A-1 Ambulance and Medical Transport for assisting in transporting him to doctor’s appointments and dialysis. Also, a very special thank you to the many people who gave Mom rides, so she could be with Jerry during dialysis and at the nursing home.

There will be no services at the Mortuary. Friends are asked to join the family on Wednesday after 4:00 PM in St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Parish vigil will be recited at 6:00 PM. Friends may also call after 10:00 am on Thursday. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:00 am. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Butte Central Education Fund, Carroll College, or St. Ann’s Catholic Parish.

Anton “Tony” J. Jangula, January 25, 1932 to January 19, 2017

Tony Jangula, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, passed away January 19, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
 
Tony was born to John and Catherine (Kelsch) Jangula in Linton, ND, January 25, 1932, the youngest of nine children.  He enjoyed spending time with his parents, siblings   and friends.  His mother passed on when he was 13.  He helped with maintaining the family farm and was a groundskeeper at local churches. 
 
Tony came to Butte, MT at a young age.  Tony married Donna Dalbec in December of 1952. During their 63 year marriage they raised seven children.
 
Tony worked as a hard rock miner for 39 years and was very good at and proud of that work.   He was 
known as one of the best contract miners on the Hill.  One of the highlights of his mining career was being part of the crew that sunk the shaft to reach the Mile High Mile Deep.  Tony also worked at New Butte Mining, the Black Pine Mine and The Bagdad Gold Mine as well as other mining operations.  He could also be found logging when necessary to provide for his family.  Tony taught love, discipline and respect to his children.  He and Donna instilled a great work ethic in their children.  Tony was a proud member of the ARCO Retirees Club where he played pool and reminisced with his fellow miners.  He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He was a devout Catholic.
 
Tony was preceded in death by his parents John and Katherine, stepmother Magdalina, loving wife Donna, and his siblings Barbara, Joseph, Frank, John, Leona, Pius and Andrew.
 
Tony is survived by his children and their spouses, Kathy and Ken Schelin, Tony and Kathy Jangula, Charley and Diane Jangula, Debbie and Joe Rask, Joe and Kellie Jangula, Fred and Dicie Jangula and Barb and Jim Scott. He has 23 grandchildren, Eric Schelin, Dana Rice, Donna Rowling, Robert Jangula, Triann, Jangula, Joyce Sandefer, Kristin Wunsch, Adrianne Harrison, Jackalynn Snow, Cindi Rask, Teri Jo Rask, Amanda Jangula, Hanna Jangula, Isabella Parini, Gabriella Parini, Sophia Parini, Jennifer Basnett, Jenna Anderson, Jake Jangula, Alan Gragg, Brendan Gragg, Mercedes Scott Putra and Alexus Scott.  Great grandchildren: Abigail, Ethan, Riley, Kaden, Gage, Carter, Garrett, MaKenna, Desmond, Liam, Maylee, Hailee, Grant, Garrison, Olivia and Colt to arrive in April.  Also surviving is his sibling Katherine Fisher and sisters-in-law Dorrie Bolton, Marguerite Leason, Mary Jo Pyhel, brother in law, Fred (Vernetta) Dalbec.
 
A very special and sincere thanks to his daughter in law Dicie Jangula.  Thank you also to Highlands Hospice staff Julie, Pati, Tracey,Dr. Hueftle and especially, Julie, Patti, Tracey, Barb, Kathleen, and Christine. Barb, Kathleen, Christine and Dr. Hueftle, Sister Marie and Father Beretta and all who offered special prayers.
 
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Friday January 27, 2017 at 10:00 am at St Patrick Church with funeral mass celebrated at 11:00 am. Rite of Committal will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery. 
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Highlands Hospice. Express condolences at www.wayrynen-richards.com.

 

Fredric "Fred" Lacey, December 3, 1933 - January 13, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Mr. Fredric Frances “Fred” Lacey passed away at the Crest Nursing Home on Friday, January 13, 2017. Fred was born on December 3, 1933 in Butte, the son of Joseph Martin and Pauline (Jakavac) Lacey.

Fred was raised in the McQueen Addition and attended Holy Savior Parochial School. He graduated from Boys Central in 1951. He also attended Montana State University in Bozeman. After high school, Fred worked at the, famed, Rocky Mountain Café in Meaderville, and Ted Santum’s Auto Body Shop. When he became 18, he went to work at the Leonard Mine. After 6 months of working at the Leonard, he began his enlistment in the United States Coast Guard, serving during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge in 1956, Fred, and his bride, returned to Butte. Fred tried his hand at college, and numerous jobs, until he found his true calling as an Ironworker. For 32 years, he traveled throughout Montana, and the United States, as he said, “Building long bridges and tall buildings”, most notably the Hancock Building in Chicago.

During his enlistment, Fred met the love of his life, Patricia Marie Faith. They were married at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, in Seattle, Washington, on December 12, 1954.

Fred was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed all that the Big Sky had to offer, spending countless happy days camping, hunting, and fishing. He was a lifetime member of the McQueen Athletic Club and the Croatian Fraternal Union.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 5 sisters; and his son, Dan. He is survived by his wife, Pat; his daughters; Susan Lacey, Julie (Gary) Kling, Janice Basso, Patti Jo Lacey (Nathan Kohler), and Katie (Jason) Manning; and his grandchildren, Jolene (James), Amanda (John), Richard, William, Max (Sarah), Rob (Erin), Lacey (Caleb), Josh (Kimberly), Allison (Corey), Chad, Sara (Kyle), and Jenson. He is also survived by 9 great grandchildren, his sister; Mitzi Lacey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends are asked to join the family on Friday after 11:00 am in Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 PM (noon). In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Our Lady of the Rockies, Easter Seals / Highlands Hospice, or the Butte Central Education Fund.

Floyd Fredrickson, September 14, 1934 - January 13, 2017

Floyd Fredrickson (82) passed away January 13, 2017 just before breakfast in Butte, Montana. Floyd was born September 14, 1934 in Michigan, North Dakota. He was the youngest child of Joe and Clara (Helgeson) Fredrickson and raised on the family farm in Dahlen, North Dakota in the “good old days” with older sisters Orpha and Betty Jean. Floyd’s love of cattle started at a young age. He got his first cream check from a Hereford cow that his grandfather gave him. He then bought a Shorthorn cow because it produced more cream than the Hereford. Floyd was raised with Norwegian traditions, the entrepreneurial spirit of the Norwegian immigrants, and depression era of his youth. Floyd saw the end of the “horse and buggy days” cleaning the barn with the team into the late 1960’s. After high school Floyd took an Agriculture short course at NDSU in Fargo and then leased a farm until he felt the “call of duty” and joined the Army in 1956. He shot expert on the rifle range and was the catcher for the All Army Baseball Team while stationed at Scofield Barracks in Hawaii. Floyd returned home and took over the family farm at a young age due to the death of his father, Joe. Floyd married Marlys Halvorson in January, 1960 at the Dahlen Lutheran Church. By 1965 they had four children: Cheryl, Scott, Jay, and Kristi. In 1977 the family followed Floyd’s dream of having a cattle ranch and moved to Big Timber, Montana where they started to raise Salers cattle and every year’s calf crop was “the best I ever raised”. Floyd was a Bull Salesman extraordinaire. His best line was “Do you need any bulls this year?” Floyd was well known for his cattle and had many National Champions including Champion Shorthorn Pair of Heifers at the last Chicago International. He also won the Grand Champion Pen of Bulls at Midland Bull Test with his Salers bulls. Floyd also served on the National Salers Board for 6 years. Floyd was passionate about sports and instilled the love of the game in his children. He was never too tired to play ball with his sons. He will forever hold the record of 33 points for the high scoring basketball game for the Dahlen Dragons (Class of 1953). After Floyd and Marlys divorced he managed the Ruby Ranch in Alder, Montana where he ran his cows. In 1992 Floyd married Dorothy (Merriam) Dugdale and made quite a cowgirl out of the business woman from Butte. Dotty’s children, Stan, Deanna, Dannette and families became part of the Fredrickson family. Over the years, we have shared in many gatherings and have always been supportive of each other. Floyd and Dotty ranched at Waterloo and Whitehall, Montana, where they made many wonderful friends that they have cherished deeply. Dotty and Floyd were on the road a lot following grandchildren’s activities and delivering bulls. They took a trip to Norway in 2011 where Floyd gave his cowboy hat to a favorite Norwegian cousin. Floyd loved fairs, ball games, looking at cows, and talking over a cup of coffee (or something stronger). In 2014 Floyd and Dotty sold their ranch and moved to Butte. Floyd remained focused on cows, sports, and family. Like his father Joe, Floyd was a true Christian, it was his nature to “Hold the door for a Hobo”, and help anyone who asked. He wore his cowboy hat proudly, frontwards or backwards. Floyd is survived by his wife Dotty of Butte, sisters: Orpha (Ken) Ellingson of Surprise, Arizona; Betty Jean Ellingson of Dahlen North Dakota; children: Cheryl (Tim) Graham of Baineville, Montana; Scott (Janet) Fredrickson of Terry, Montana; Jay (Dannette) Fredrickson of Sun River, Montana; Kristi (Jim T.) Martin of Las Cruces, New Mexico; 16 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. All are welcome to join the family for a viewing on Friday, January 20 from 4:00 – 6:00 at Duggan Dolan Mortuary at 1805 Meadowlark in Butte. The celebration of Floyd’s life will be at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2300 Florence Ave, at 1:00 PM on Saturday. Floyd will be put to rest in the spring at Zion Cemetery in Dahlen, North Dakota where there will be a service to honor him. Memorials can be made to: ASA Foundation c/o American Salers Association 19590 E. Main Street, Ste 104 Parker, CO 80138

Dahlen Lutheran Church 206 Main Street Dahlen, ND 58224

John Phyfield, March 10, 1966 - January 11, 2017

On January 11*, our most loved and needed son, brother and uncle, john F. Phyfield went home to heaven.

John was lovingly known as "Bubba" ever since he was a baby. John was born on March 10*, 1966 to Reggie and Rosie Phyfield. He was always teased that he was the last and largest addition to our family.

Bubba was 13 years old when our dad went to heaven. But somehow, through the years, Bubba stepped into dad's shoes. His level head always made us feel stronger.

John attended Butte Central, Carroll College and then adventured to Phoenix, AZ. Ultimately; John returned to Butte and worked for Northwestern Energy and Town Pump Corporate where he put to practice his strong work ethic and his heart in the many friendships he enjoyed.

Many people that knew John appreciated his candor. Bubba had a heart of gold, always giving and sharing. Bubba had a knack of making sure that everyone around him shared his smiles and his love. His laugh was infectious, and will live in our hearts forever.

John enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Not only did he share his talent of cooking a feast and delicious desserts with family and friends, he shared his laughter and art of telling humorous stories animated by his constant hand gestures.

John enjoyed working in his yard during summer months and decorating his home for the holidays. Bubba lived for Halloween and the 4* of July where he was always somewhat cautious not to burn down the neighbors’ bushes. His firework extravaganza will never be forgotten, and the big finale will continue to be lit by a cigarette in honor of Bubba.

John is preceded in death by his father, Reg, grandparents Steve "Nig" and Ann Matule and Frank and Marie Phyfield. John is survived by his mom, Rose, whose well-being was his number one priority. From Wednesday night dinners, to Super Bowl pools, to gambling trips, to Christmas decorating - he spent many memorable hours with Rose. A large void has been left.

He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law Terry and Steve McGree, brother Michael and sister Bonny, niece Lucy (Troy) Hansen and their children Keely, Brady and Ryley, niece Sarah McGree (Kruiz Siewing), and niece Samantha McGree (Jarret Rowling). John is survived by his cousins and very special uncle and aunt, Ray and Dodo Andrews. John is also survived by many very close friends, including Justin Thatcher and his family.

A vigil will be held Monday, January 16*, from 4-6 p.m. at Duggan Dolan Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, January 17*, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery following the Mass. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena, MT in John's name or please donate to a charity of your choice.

Go home safely, Bubba. It is okay now. We’ll see you when we see you.

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