Funeral services for Todd Panasuk, 58, of Bainville was held Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Bainville School in Bainville, Mont., with Pastor Lane Vannatta officiating. A luncheon followed the service at the Bainville Fire Hall. Visitation was on Saturday Oct. 28, 2023, at the Bainville School in Bainville from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Todd was laid to rest at the Bainville Cemetery. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney, Mont., assisted the family. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com.
Todd Michael Panasuk was born Dec. 1, 1964, in Williston, N.D., to Irene (Torgerson) and George Panasuk. Todd spent his childhood on the farm and ranch north of Bainville, Mont. After graduating from Bainville High School, Todd went on to college in Bozeman, Mont., graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. He then went to work for Boeing as a tool designer and outside support for members in Washington state and California.
In 1991, Todd met the love of his life, Brinda Iverson. On July 10, 1993, they were united in marriage in Enumclaw, Wash., and, in 1994, they welcomed their son, Luke, into the world. In 1995, they moved back to Bainville to work on the family farm and ranch. Although he loved both, he preferred ranching over farming. He served on the Rural and Bainville Fire Departments. In 2012 (Luke’s senior year), he was the high school golf coach.
To know Todd was to love him. He always had a joke to tell and a smile on his face. You could pick out his laugh in any crowd. He was so proud of his family, all you had to do was look at his face when they were together to see they meant the world to him. He met many friends over the years through his many passions. If he wasn’t chasing a cow or in the field, you could find him playing a hand at pinochle, roping, riding his Harley, playing golf or basking in the Arizona heat in the winter. Besides ranching, his greatest passion of all was roping. He won many championships, winning many saddles and buckles over the years and competing in the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas, Nev. But his greatest accomplishment of all was the many wonderful lifelong friends he met along the way.
Todd is survived by his wife, Brinda, and son, Luke, both of Bainville, Mont.; his siblings, Dana Panasuk (Brenna) of Williston, N.D., Miles Panasuk of Bainville, Mont., Mary Peed (Greg) of Oregon, Mark Panasuk (Jan) of Douglas, Wyo., and Amybeth Miller of New Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Irene Panasuk; brother, Scot Panasuk; and sister-in-law, Cyndi Panasuk.