The son of John and Rebecca (Eslinger) Sukut, he was born in Watkins, Montana. Ervin attended Gackle Elementary School and Brockway High school up until serving for the Army during WWII as a TEC-4 Sergeant. During his service, Ervin was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Victory Medal, and the Medal of Occupation for his participation in the invasion and occupation of mainland Japan.
Shortly following his discharge at the end of the war, he returned to the family homestead forming a ranch/farming partnership with his twin brother, Harold. After working several years on the ranch, he met Agnes Kasten. He and Agnes married on October 15, 1953 and traveled the west coast on their honeymoon. Ervin and Agnes retired from farming and ranching in 1974, moving into a home they built in Circle.
Ervin was a tremendous sports enthusiast, supporting all local teams and in particular the Green Bay Packers. Another of his hobby pursuits and passions was rebuilding and refurbishing his Studebaker Lark. He loved teasing and playing with his grandkids and spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all.
In 1990, Ervin and Agnes moved to Bozeman, enjoying the Gallatin Valley and their new surroundings. Ervin and Agnes raised five children and celebrated 58 years of marriage this last October.
The family would like to thank his medical professionals, Home Instead, and especially Rocky Mountain Hospice.
Survivors include Ervin's loving wife Agnes of Bozeman; his brother Harold (Esther) of Great Falls; three sons, one daughter, and one daughter-in-law and their families, Mike (Lessa) of Billings, Joe (Sheri) of Billings, Jeff (Kim) of Greybull, WY, Julie (Gene) of Bozeman, and Diane of Circle; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Wade Sukut; his great- granddaughter Anna; twin great-grandsons; his brothers, Albert, John, Monte, Bill, and Herb; and his sisters, Anna, Clara, Amelia, and Mary.
Viewing will be held at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Circle on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Circle. Burial with complete military honors will follow the service at the Circle Cemetery. A reception following the burial will be held at Schmidt's in Circle. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Circle is in charge of the arrangements.