Daniel Emeline, 52, passed away in Broadus on May 3rd, 2013.
Dan was born on September 23, 1960 in Miles City to Lloyd (Butch) and Beth Fairbanks Butcher. In 1963, Beth married Levi Emeline who adopted Dan and his siblings. In 1978 Dan married Zonda Gunnels. They had two sons, Kenith Lee born in 1978 and Shannon Ray born in 1980. Dan met Tena Olson in 1994. Their daughter Elizabeth Ruby was born in 1996. Dan proudly told people he’d roofed for “over 30 years.” He was especially fond of sharing his “storm chasing” experiences. Dan worked hard and played hard. He loved hiking, fishing, and camping – preferably in the Beartooths , hunting, dueling guitars with Bob, gold panning, and anything & everything related to Montana Moss Agates! He was amazingly talented & could build anything.
Dan is survived by his wife Tena Olson of Broadus, son Shannon & wife Kristyn of Glasgow, daughter Elizabeth of Broadus, and by siblings Linda Coppedge of Kent, WA, David & Velma Bourn of Miles City, Lloyd & Colette Butcher of Miles City, Alice & Wayne Nile of Miles City, Judy & Ed Henderson of Billings, Doug Emeline of Miles City, grandchildren: Alexander, Natelie, Zanoblia, Georgia, Kenneth, Allenah; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his buddies – Bob, Lowell, Jeff, Norm, Mark and his other “kids”- Maggie, Jake, Mike, Mark, Misty, Sissy, & Gangster. Dan was blessed to have such special people in his life.
Dan was preceded in death by parents Lloyd H. Butcher & Beth Emeline, a brother Leon Emeline, son Kenith Emeline, and ex-wife Zonda.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. A potluck picnic will follow at the Pumping Plant in Miles City. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements