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Bernie “Butch” Finnicum

Bernie “Butch” Finnicum Bernie “Butch” Finnicum

Bernie W. “Butch” Finnicum, loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend, peacefully left this world on Aug. 3, 2022.

Butch was born on Jan. 14, 1945, to Bernie and Montana Finnicum. Throughout his years growing up in Culbertson, he kept his parents on their toes; however, he always looked out for his younger siblings.

After graduating from Culbertson High School, he met the love of his life, Christina Vallejo. They married on July 4, 1969. After a short stint in the Army, Butch and Chris returned to Culbertson to work in the family businesses, where Butch remained until he retired. They raised two daughters, Monika and KayCee.

Butch loved cars … admiring them, driving them (preferably very fast), buying them and selling them. He also loved playing cards with the guys, playing dominos with his family and eating all the healthy foods like cheeseburgers, ice cream, popcorn and candy.

However, his greatest love was his family. Everything Butch did was wrapped up in family, whether it be his job or his hobbies. He was an amazing son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, forever taking care of all of us in his own quiet way. He had a great love of the Lord. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his grandkids. He would often initiate and partake in many a trip to the pumpkin patch, go carts, water park or wherever a fun time could be had with his grandkids. He spent lots of time watching all the sports his grandkids played. He was incredibly proud of his daughters and his grandkids, never missing an opportunity to brag about them.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents.

He is survived by his wife, Chris; daughters, Monika (Ward) Feldmann and KayCee (Scott) Murray; six grandchildren, McKenzie, Bridger, Braxton, Collin, Kayson and Maecyn; brothers, Paul (Lynne) Finnicum and Bill (Vicki) Finnicum; sisters, Diane (Steve) Hampton, LaVonne (Scotty) Scotson, Nancy (Tom) Hansen, Susan Finnicum and Bonnie (Jack) Hellweg; his Aunt Effie; Uncle Glen (Patty); and several cousins, nieces, nephews, Larry Birch and the guys and numerous friends.

Butch was laid to rest at the Hillside Cemetery in Culbertson. A celebration of life is being planned for a later date.

The family would like to thank all of the staff at St. Vincent’s in Billings who provided such great care for both him and his family.

Anyone who wishes to honor Butch is requested to make a contribution to Ike’s Fishing Pond. Donations can be mailed to Culbertson Lions Club, PO Box 425, Culbertson, MT 59218.

Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, Mont., is assisting the family. Friends may sign the online register and give their condolences at

(Paid Obituary)

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