Barry Levi Niedge, age 77, of Miles City passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the VA Nursing Home in Miles City.
Barry was born in Marysville, California on August 5, 1938, the son of Louie and Rachael Niedge. He moved with his family to Rosebud, Montana where he attended elementary school. He attended high school at CCDHS in Miles City, graduating in 1956. In July of 1956, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served until his honorable discharge in 1962. Barry married Donna Flamm on January 25, 1958 in Tiburon, California. Barry worked at various jobs following his time in the service including working as a bartender in Forsyth, MT, a car salesman in Miles City, MT, gun salesman in Overland, Missouri and he worked at a tire company in Mason City, Iowa. Barry worked in Billings for a propane company then moved to Susanville, CA and worked at a propane company there from 1973-1993 when he retired. Upon retirement, they moved to Miles City where he lived until the time of his death.
Barry was an active parent and enjoyed coaching little guy and junior high football, Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball and umpiring also. He was a member of Clampers, A.S.S.O. Club, and Ducks Unlimited. Barry enjoyed fishing, desert trips, watching Nascar Racing – his favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt. He was an avid football fan and loved watching his beloved Forty Niners play and he enjoyed watching any event his grandchildren were participating in.
Barry is survived by his wife Donna Niedge of Miles City, MT; a daughter, Nona Niedge of Marmarth, ND; and a son, Shawn and Joanie Niedge of Miles City, MT; four grandchildren: Brandon Hall of Fargo, ND; Dalton, Dillon and Sierra Niedge all of Miles City, MT; his brothers and sisters: Phyllis Martin, Anita Pearl, and Mike and Linda Niedge a sister-in-law Marion Niedge. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Della Rae Niedge, sister and brother-in-law Bobby and Dorie Batey, a brother Donnie Niedge and a brother-in-law Jimmy Martin.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at the VA Nursing Home for all of their outstanding love, compassion and care.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the VA Chapel in Miles City. Interment will be held at a later date. Following the service a reception will be held at the VFW Hall. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the VA Community Living Center, 210 S. Winchester, Miles City, MT 59301.