Lloyd (Spike) Comer passed away on Sept. 23, 2019 at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City, MT.
Spike was born March 22, 1932 in Dewey. SD to Frank and Louise McElhaney, spending his early childhood in the area.
With his family, they followed the oilfield in numerous states. They ended up in Terry, MT where he met Gladys Kuehn. They were married on December 10, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles City. To this union, three sons were born.
Spike left the oilfields and worked for Bond Water Well Service, and later for Clarke Construction. He then went into business for himself erecting Behlen Steel Buildings and purchasing a mobile pellet mill.
In 1968 the family bought their first home and moved to Miles City where Spike went to work for Sears as an outside salesman.
In 1973, they were once again on the move when they went to Edgemont, SD to manage a ranch for several years. Later they bought a number of trucks, hauling everything, as the slogan said, “Lettuce to Livestock.”
In 1976, Spike went to work for Burlington Railroad as an electrician, ending up in Glendive for seventeen years, being put on a disability in 1991 due to a back injury. After recovery, he went to work for farmers and ranchers in the Fallon area. In 2000, they moved back to Miles City where he went to work for John Muggli Construction, eventually ending up working at the city landfill. Due to health issues, he retired officially.
Survivors include Gladys, his wife of 66 years, sons Rock (Nanette) Comer, Gillette, WY, Rodney Comer, Miles City, MT, sister Sheila (Nick) Dixson, Fallon, MT, brothers Robert (Darlene) McHeleney and Jim McHeleney in Marquette, Mich., grandchildren Rick (Maggie) Comer, Phoenix, AZ, Cassidy (Tyler) Meis, Little Rock, Arkansas, Brooke Comer of Frenchtown, MT and special niece Dawn DeMarco of Billing., and many other nieces and nephews.
Preceding Spike in death were his son, Rickie Gene, mother Louise Mothershead, biological father Frank McHeleney and stepfathers Buck Comer and Francis Mothershead and sister Mabel Hunter.
Spike was baptized into the Trinity Lutheran Church in Terry, MT on March 22, 1964.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
Family will Receive Friends on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home on Miles City. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with a reception following. A private family burial will be at Prairie County Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.