Funeral service for Harry Tronstad, 69, of Baker was held Nov. 19, 2012 at the American Lutheran Church in Baker.
Posted November 19, 2012
Funeral service for Harry Tronstad, 69, of Baker was held Nov. 19, 2012 at the American Lutheran Church in Baker. Interment was in the family lot in Bonnievale Cemetery at Baker.
Harry passed away Nov. 14, 2012 at Quality Personal Care in Baker.
Arthur Harry Tronstad was born Aug. 27, 1943 in Baker the son of Arthur and Frances Leona (Burke) Tronstad. Harry grew up on the family ranch in the Knobs community south of Baker. He attended the Prairie Rose country school and high school in Baker where he graduated. Following his graduation, Harry went to California where he attended heavy equipment school. He returned to Baker where he worked at the O & M Elevator and Cate Welding. Eventually, Harry returned to the Tronstad ranch working with his parents.
Harry met Jean Marie Hanley and the two were married July 10, 1965 in Whitefish. Harry and Jean were blessed with two children: Leroy and Cindy. Harry and Jean made their home on the ranch where they raised their children. Harry enjoyed his life as a rancher and farmer. Throughout his life, Harry strived to teach the importance of hard work and sound family values to his children and grandchildren. Besides ranching and farming, Harry was active in the community as a member of the Southeastern Montana Stock Growers Association, member of the Baker Rural Fire, served on the Equity Co-op Elevator Board, and Fallon County Fair Board. He also served as a deputy state brand inspector and was a weather observer for the National Weather Service for over 45 years.
Besides keeping a daily diary of his activities, Harry enjoyed coffee time and visiting with his family, friends and neighbors. He was an avid rodeo fan and enjoyed watching and attending the sport. Branding time and haying were special times of the year as well. In his spare time, Harry enjoyed being “grandpa” and following his grandchildren’s events.
Harry is survived by his wife, Jean, of Baker; his two children, Leroy (Cynthia) Tronstad and Cindy (Gary) Irgens, both of Baker; nine grandchildren: Pamela Tronstad, Brooklyn Tronstad, Chantel Tronstad, Rachel Tronstad, Raye Tronstad, Tiara Tronstad, Justin Irgens, Dustin Irgens, and Carleigh Irgens, all of Baker; his sister, Gail Brockbank, of Helena; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in deathy by his parents, Arthur and Frances, and a sister, Jeanette.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Stevenson Funeral Home of Baker.