Lloyd Aspenlieder, , of Culbertson died Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the Roosevelt Medical Care Center in Culbertson.
He was born Oct. 9, 1935, in Estevan, Sask., Canada, to Elizabeth Hochstein and John Aspenlieder, one of seven children.
His family moved to Glendive in 1948 and were naturalized in 1953. He attended Sacred Heart Parochial School. When he was in sixth and seventh grades, he set pins at the bowling alley in Glendive. He was a bellhop at the Jordan Hotel in eighth and ninth grades.
He spent 20 years in the Montana Army National Guard and retired as a captain.
He married Shirley Mae Cady on June 1, 1957. Their son Alan was born Feb. 8, 1959, and son Jeffery was born May 10, 1960. They were foster parents to Eddie Roller, beginning in 1975. The family moved to Culbertson from Glendive in 1959. He managed Miracle Gas propane plant. He operated the laundromat and laundry service, managed the Stockman Bar for two years and worked for Miller Oil Company for 25 years.
He was the mail carrier for Bainville to and from Wolf Point route for nine years and caretaker for the Culbertson rest area for 30 years. He also mowed yards for many people.
He was a member of the Culbertson Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Jaycees and the Culbertson Saddle Club. He served 20 years on the Culbertson Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church along with serving as a lector, Eucharistic minister, attended a two-year course to be a lay presider in the absence of a priest. He served on the parish council for 18 years and did maintenance of the church for many years.
His passion was the Culbertson Saddle Club’s wagon trains. He owned his own wagon and several teams over the years.
He was preceded in death by parents, John and Elizabeth Aspenlieder; brothers, Harvey Aspenlieder and Matt Aspenlieder; and sisters, Viola Hanks and Lorraine Bishop.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Alan Aspenlieder, Jeff Aspenlieder and Eddie Roller; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brothers, Edward Aspenlieder and Lawrence Aspenlieder.
Funeral Mass will be held Saturday April 1, at 10 a.m. at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Culbertson. Father Anietie Ukanide and Father Francis Schrieber will concelebrate the Mass. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Culbertson on Friday, March 31. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed and can be viewed directly on his obituary page at www. fulkersons.com.