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Jacob Senner

Jacob “Jake” Allen Senner, 39, died May 29, 2024, in the grain fields he so deeply loved.

Born on July 14, 1984, in Miles City, he was the son of Terry and Kathy (King) Senner. From a young age, he thrived on the farm alongside his best friend, his dad. His curiosity and eagerness to learn how things operated were often heard through his stream of questions. This deep appreciation for the land and the ability to work with love and passion carried over into everything he did.

After graduating from Richey High School in 2002, he helped his dad on the farm and started paving his way into the oil industry in the offseason. His diligence and expertise quickly led him to a role in oilfield production in the Bakken and evolved into a flowback consultant in West Texas.

In 2007, one year after taking over the family farm, he met Tia Morasko. With her, his eyes were opened to a world he didn't know existed. They married New Years Eve 2011, a date he was sure not to forget, and a date they shared in celebration with the Morasko grandparents. The two shared a life filled with laughter, adventure and an abundance of love for one another. They renewed their vows in the beaches of Puerto Morelos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, committing their love three times amongst friends.

He developed a love for the finer things in life while developing a fond love of traveling and experiencing the world with Tia. They explored the streets of Italy and England, multiple beaches and throughout the badlands from the seats of their Harleys. Their travels were always filled with a quest to find the best local restaurant and savor the subtle differences between each bourbon they tasted, often in the company of new friends they made along the way. He had a gift for turning strangers into lifelong friends, staying in touch with many over the years.

Along with all their adventures, his proudest accomplishment was the fields of blooming wheat, peas and lentils he grew with Tia, a testament to their hard work and shared dreams.

He was well known by his community as a kind and gentle soul, always ready to lend a helping hand, a respected farmer and a brother to many. His genuine care for others was demonstrated when he would pause his own operations to put others interest first. Whether working the farm and oilfields or simply sharing a beer on a field with neighbors admiring the beautiful crop, his big smile, infectious personality and gentle demeanor brought joy and comfort to those around him.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years; grandmother, Mary White of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; mother, Kathy Senner of Richey; and sisters, Onya Winhofer of Richey and Tye Koonce.

A celebration of life was held Tuesday, June 4, at the Cottonwood Country Club in Glendive.

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