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Irv Haidle - September 30, 2011


Irv Haidle died Sept. 30, 2011. On Sept. 28, Irv, his wife Marilyn and family friend Abe Scheaffer were heading to an appointment in Broken Bow, Neb. Due to low morning sun glare on the windshield and lack of familiarity with the road, Irv missed a stop sign at an intersection and collided with a flatbed pickup.

While Marilyn and Abe are both recovering nicely from their injuries, the Lord chose to heal Irv completely by taking him home to be with Him on Sept. 30. Although he is greatly missed, the family rejoices that he is enjoying the blessed hope and promise of salvation, given to all those who place their faith in the finished work of Christ alone.

Irv’s siblings, children and grandchildren were able to make it to the hospital before he died. Family meant so much to him, and it was only fitting that the family be with him at the time of his death.

Although he had many accomplishments, his faith in Jesus Christ was the most important thing to him, which he lived out in every aspect of his life, impacting the lives of many. God’s peace and comfort has filled his family because of God’s promises, Irv’s example and the outpouring of love from people all around the world.

While his death was unexpected, he lived his life in such a way that he has left behind a legacy of faith and honesty that will continue to impact his family, friends and ag business for many years to come.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marilyn; daughter, Kim Anderson and husband Scott of Billings, Mont.; sons, Kevin Haidle and wife Deanne of Holyoke, Daryl Haidle and wife Candi of Billings and Dean Haidle and wife Shanna of Callaway, Neb.; grandchildren, Kelvin and wife Teryn, Britney Higgs and husband Sammy, Taylor, Kasey Anderson, Logan Anderson, Tate, Trey, Whitney, Kade, Kelsey, Brett, Nadeema, Uotong and Nyachay; and great-grandson, Asher Higgs. He is also survived by one brother, Lynn and wife Bonnie, and their family, Jeff and wife Renata, Connor and Tessa, Jerry and wife Niki and Carson; and one sister, Valda Jones and husband Lyle, and their family, Lisa and husband Jason, Jenna Johnston and Lori Jones.

The memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Church in Billings, Mont., located at 3145 Sweetwater Drive. There will be a luncheon following, with an informal time of sharing memories. Any questions, please call Kim at 406-696-8300.

Memorials are suggested to Fallon Evangelical Church (prairelight.org), Trail’s End Ranch Christian Camp (ter.org) or to the donor’s choosing.

Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Miles City, Mont. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.