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Howard "Dick" Wedel
November 8, 1938 - November 14, 2023

Residence: Missoula, MT formerly of Cartwright, ND

Howard Richard (Dick) Wedel was born to Howard and Hazel (Duffy) Wedel, in Harden, MT on November 8th, 1938. He graduated from Polson High School with the class of 1956.

He married Diane Lucero. From this union had two children, Richard and Beverly. Later he married Delores Sauter and had his daughter, Kathleen.

Dick served in the Marines from 1955-1965. During this time, he was stationed in California (29 Palms and Camp Pendleton), Hawaii, Japan and Billings, MT. Dick transferred to the Air Force and served from 1965 until his retirement in 1976. During his time in the Air Force, he and his family were stationed in Turkey, Colorado, Johnston Island, Montana, Utah, California, Taiwan and Texas. Dick worked in Radio and Television Communications and as a recruiting officer.

Dick met the love of his life, Aone Sanderson and her children Aleta and Kirk, in Billings, MT. They got married on November 1,1969. Shortly after, Dick adopted Aleta and Kirk and they raised their three children.

After retiring from the military, Dick and his family settled in Missoula, MT. There he was the manager/insurance auditor and inspector for Jensen & Moore Insurance which later brought another move, this time to Rapid City, SD. He also had a sideline business called the Sports Man’s Pub.

In 1983 they moved to Aone’s family farm in Cartwright, ND where along with farming the land he maintained his job as an auditor having offices in Williston, ND and Glendale, AZ. He also did crop adjusting, worked beets with the neighbors, and started D&A Steel Buildings. Dick also held positions in the Farmers Union.

Dick loved to golf, bowl, hunt, shoot pool and spend time with his family. And, some of his favorite memories are from his travels to Arizona with Aone where they would spend the winter months.

In 2000, Aone was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Dick became her primary caregiver. He showed compassion and unconditional love through all of their challenges, never skipping a beat. They were, and will forever be, partners and soul mates through and through.

In 2010, Dick and Aone moved back to Missoula, MT to be closer to their daughter Aleta and two of their grandchildren, Alishka and Brianna.

Dick was always cool, calm and collected. His sense of humor could make anyone smile. The things he did for his loved ones were invaluable. He was truly the best husband, dad, and grandfather anyone could ask for. Dick's last days were spent at home celebrating his 85th birthday with loved ones.

Dick is preceded in death by his wife Aone, his parents Howard and Hazel Wedel, his sister Carol and brother David. He is survived by his stepsister, Sheelia Miller; children Aleta Rae Link (Andy), Kathleen Rae Russell (Rick), Kirk Duane Wedel, Richard Wedel (Mavis) and Beverly Peterson (Hayward); and his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Crystal Stai (Montana)
Nov 18, 2023
I’m so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. I met him when I was a bartender at the Big Opening east of Fairview. He was a very nice man with a great sense of humor. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed by all. RIP my friend.
Bill and Marsha McKnight (Gillette , Wy)
Nov 19, 2023
Sorry for your loss.
Bob and Mary Dobias (Billings , Montana)
Nov 21, 2023
We want you (the family) to know our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the loss of Dick. At least he will be with Aone again. We love you all. Bob and Mary
Evan Wedel (Holton , KS)
Nov 21, 2023
Thanks for all the games of pool, Grandpa. Love you and miss you. Thanks to the family for taking good care of him. Love you all.
Wendy and Harvey Pillar (Prince Albert , Saskatchewan Canada)
Nov 21, 2023
Sorry for your loss
Evan Wedel (Holton , KS)
Nov 21, 2023
Thanks for all the games of pool, Grandpa. Love you and miss you. Thanks to the family for taking good care of him. Love you all.
June Wedel Lohof (Laurel, Mt)
Nov 22, 2023
Condolences to the family. Siblings and myself kind of grew up with Dick in Hardin Mt.
His dad lived with us when I was a teenager. My dad and his dad were brothers.
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