Richard Lynn Danklefsen, age 73, of Miles City, MT passed away at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, MT on February 20, 2019.
Lynn was born on December 31, 1945 in Billings, MT the son of Ray Danklefsen and Jean (Egge) Fretland. Jean then went on to marry Clint Fretland. Clint was the apple of Lynn’s eye. He spent a lot of his childhood on the family homestead near Lavina. When Lynn was a young boy the family moved to Miles City and that’s where he attended school and graduated from Custer County District High School in 1965. After high school Lynn attended Eastern Montana College in Billings where he earned his Bachelor of Science in education in 1970. Following college, he began working for the railroad for a short period of time. On September 5, 1975 he married Vicky Hough in Miles City, MT. To this union they had four children, Reid, Raylynn, Raynee and Randy. Lynn soon started a new job with the Pine Hills Correctional Facility as a corrections officer. After 32 years Lynn retired in 2011.
During his retirement years Lynn loved to travel, make trips to Reno on occasion and he also loved to go to Billings almost every weekend to go dancing. Lynn loved anything that had to do with cars, horses and guns. In 2015 he finally bought his dream car which is his 1957 Nomad. One of his favorite pastimes was to go to the Tavern with his friends to have a drink. Most of all he loved spending time with his family especially his grandkids.
Lynn is survived by his four children, Randy (Cortney) Danklefsen of Miles City, Raylynn Danklefsen of Miles City, Reid Danklefsen of Miles City and Raynee Danklefsen of Billings, MT; one brother, Jeff Fretland of Texas; two sisters, Elin Ahmadpour of Miles City and Medora Burgess of Sidney, MT; seven grandchildren, Kaylynn Danklefsen, Joey Richard, Presley Gevrin, Chloe Pluhar, Kyler Danklefsen, Macklan Danklefsen and Kylan Danklefsen; and special friends Rod Brannum and Mike and Linda Corbett. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Jean Fretland and Vicky Danklefsen.
Visitation will be held on February 28, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Stevenson and Son’s Funeral Home in Miles City. A funeral service will be held on March 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Stevenson & Son’s Funeral Home. Condolences can be made to the family by visiting stevensonandsons.com.