On October 26, 2020 our beloved father, Joseph Conrad Spang went hone to be with our Lord. Joe Spang was born to Kash “Buster” Spang and Ione Ethel Spang in Lame Deer, Montana March 28, 1940. He was the 3rd child of Buster and Iones 7 beautiful children. Joe grew up on the family ranch at Muddy Creek and attended school at St. Labre in Ashland, Montana and Northern Montana College in Havre, Montana as well as Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
Joe had 4 beautiful children Connie Kay, Keri Lynn, Travis Marvin and Trevor Kash. Joe made his home on Muddy Creek and worked as a Teamster for 15 years and was the first Northern Cheyenne to retire from the Colstrip mines.
Joe Con and his family are well known for their beautiful voices and music that will touch our hearts forever. Joe grew up ranching and sharing his love of rodeos and music with his brothers and sisters. No one will forget the champion team ropers that Joe and his dad Buster were. 9 time Crow Fair Champions, the last being in 1982 with his dad. Joe loved his cowboy life and rodeos and was not only a champion team roper, but a calf roper and bull rider in college as well.
Although Joe had much to be proud of, his proudest achievement was perhaps being a grandpa to Brittney, Kurt, Carolyn, Abraham, Brianna, Shawn and Kate as well as a Great Grandpa to Mariah and Jake. The lights of his life were his grandchildren and great grandchildren as we always said they kept him young. He always had a story to tell and could spend hours catching up with everyone. We will debate forever who holds the longest phone call record. A gift from him we will never forget.
Joe Con is preceded in death by his father Buster Spang, Mother Ione Spang, Brothers Donnie and
Marvin Spang, His sister Elizabeth “Betty” Frye, his half brother Kenneth Spang and half sister Joyce Lahn.
Joe is survived by his sister Lucy (Kevin) Stilson, his brothers George “Porge” Spang and Lloyd “Shorty” Spang. His children Connie (William) Hernandez, Keri (Tom) Evelo, Travis Marvin Spang, Trevor Kash Spang. 7 Beautiful Grandchildren, Brittney, Kurt, Carolyn, Abraham, Brianna, Shawn and Kate. 2 Great Grandchildren, Mariah and Jake, and too many nieces and nephews to count
Visitation is Monday November 2, 2020 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home, Forsyth with Graveside Services at Muddy Creek, Spang Family Cemetery, November 3, 2020.
A special note to our family and friends. Given our current times we respectfully ask and encourage any visitors, family and friends to follow mask, sanitation and distancing protocols to protect our families and yours especially our remaining elders and our at risk family members. we know that the embracing and closeness is needed at this time but with all that our nation faces we pray for safety and health for us all.
Have a blessed journey our beloved warrior