Frank “Bud” Holter, age 92 of Miles City passed away April 14, 2018 at Riverstone Hospice in Billings.
He was born on May 1, 1925 in Miles City to Everett and Emma (Schlappert) Holter. He attended grade school and High School in Miles City where he was very involved in all sports and achieved several state titles.
Bud enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corp during World War II. He returned in 1946 to marry his high school sweetheart, Nadine Rhea Jackman in Miles City.
He worked for several local businesses until he started with the Sports Center. During his 17 years with the Sports Center he traveled to all the area schools to provide service to the coaches and school administrators. During this same period, he served as a basketball referee. In 1976 he was inducted into the Montana Officials Hall of Fame.
In 1973 Bud became the first manager of the newly built Eagles Manor in Miles City which he operated until 1990. He continued after retirement to help with the succession and training of the next manager.
He loved to attend all sporting events and traveled to many areas of the state to support family members participating in a variety of sports. He volunteered to work during basketball tournaments and helped to establish a hospitality room for referee’s and coaches. He would take tickets and assist in other ways as needed.
He most of all loved and enjoyed spending time with his family. He liked the month of October as this was the month for the Baseball World Series, and the beginning of pheasant hunting season.
He was preceded in death by his brother Robert, his parents, a daughter Linda in 2013, and his wife Nadine in 2014.
Bud is survived by his three daughters: Jody (Les) Mahon of Gillette, WY, Jeri Lester of Columbus, MT and Sandi (Jim) Updyke of Park City, MT and a son-in-law Lynn Utterback of Conrad, MT as well as 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eastern Montana Veteran Cemetery in Miles City.
Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.