Jack Knobloch, Sr., Birney, MT, died in Miles City, MT on May 5, 2013.
He was born in Sheridan, WY August 17, 1938 to Albert and Madge Knobloch. He grew up and spent his entire life on the family ranch north of Birney. He attended Birney Grade School and graduated from St. Labre Catholic High School in 1956. After graduation, he took over the family ranch operations. On April 3, 1966, he married Marjorie Fjell of Birney and they were blessed with five children whom they raised, grew up with, played with, worked with and loved. In 1972, they expanded the ranching operation by purchasing the Wagner ranch ten miles north of the home place where he spent his life continuously improving their land and cattle. He achieved his dream of becoming a pilot in the mid-seventies and enjoyed flying whether for work or fun. His favorite pasttimes were spending time with family and ranching.
Jack was involved in his community by serving on various boards including Tongue River Water Users, S.C.S., Rosebud County Planning Board, Ashland Public School board and Tongue River Electric Co-Op board. He especially loved serving on the Parish Council at St. Labre.
Jack had a deep faith, instilled in him by his mother, brother and the Priests and Sisters of St. Labre…a faith that grew and sustained him throughout all of his life. Jack was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, treating everyone with respect, caring and understanding. He was a great listener and loved to have people share their stories with him.
Loving survivors include his wife, Marjorie; daughter Karen (Jay) Hodges; Jack Jr (Kim) Knobloch; Albert (Joan) Knobloch; Philip (Kathy) Knobloch; son-in-law John Elliot; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Linhart-Sumer; numerous nephews, nieces and god-children. He was proceeded in death by his parents; brother, Roy Knobloch; daughter Lee Anne Elliot; and three nephews, Carl Linhart, Bobby Linhart and Elmer Fjell III.
A Vigil service will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the St Labre Mission. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. Labre Mission. Private family interment will be held in the Birney Cemetery. 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 charity of one’s choice.