William Malvin Muri, age 98, of Miles City formerly of Rosebud passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Holy Rosary Hospital in Miles City.
William was born March 24, 1916 to R.P. and Nellie Muri. He was the first of nine children. He married Virginia Reed on 12/13/41 and they were married for 71 years before Virginia passed away in 2013.
Bill was an avid sportsman even though he had an artificial leg from the age of 4. He especially enjoyed bowling, fishing and his favorite, golf which he did until he was in his early 90’s. Bill worked until his early 90’s selling real estate. He went to his office every day. He built the house where the family was raised in the early 1950’s and lived there until 2010 when Virginia’s health failed and she was unable to live in the country any more without help. They moved to Miles City and there they lived until their deaths.
Bill is survived by his son Wayne, daughter LeeAnn (Clyde), four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 7 step great-grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren; sister Marie, brothers Buck and Karl, sisters-in-law Jean, Dannie, Anita, Joyce and brother-in-law Bill Leischner. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Virginia, brothers Jim (Alice), Bob, Andy (Lorraine) and Pete, a sister Anna Mae and brother-in-law Chuck Ansoms.
Bill was healthy and still had a sharp mind until the last several weeks before he passed away. He enjoyed reading and talking about his life growing up. He wrote a small auto-biography about himself that touches on things that were important to him. One of his favorite sayings when any of us would ask him where he was going was “straight up”. Well, we think this time he got it right–he really did go “straight up’.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Forsyth Cemetery in Forsyth. A luncheon will follow at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Forsyth. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.