Myron (Bud) G. Reese

Thursday, September 12, 2019
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Myron (Bud) G. Reese, 88, of Billings, Montana died September 2, 2019 at Morningstar Retirement Center surrounded by family. Myron was born March 1, 1931 in Breckenridge, Minnesota to Glen and Margaret (Meyer) Reese. Myron was the second eldest of six siblings. Myron graduated from Fairmount High School in 1949. He married Gloria M. Swanson on June 8, 1951 in Fairmount, ND. Myron worked for the local Farmers Union in Fairmount, N.D. He was then named manager of Embden North Dakota Farmers Union and lived there with his family for 10 years. Myron was then named manager of the Oakes North Dakota Farmers Union. The family moved to Oakes, N.D. in 1966. During Myron’s time in Oakes North Dakota, he was involved with the Oakes City Council, Oakes Chamber of Commerce, Oakes Fire Department and Oakes Golf Course. In 1976 Myron and Gloria moved to Billings Montana where Myron was named a Sales Representative for the Cenex Corporation. Myron retired from the Cenex Corporation on December 22, 1986.

Myron has three children: Wayne (Sandra) Reese of Laurel, Montana, Wanda Hall (Rick) of Oxbow, N.D. and Dean (Rhonda) Reese of Bismarck, N.D. He has seven grandchildren. Jennifer Sitzman (Dale) Park City, Montana, Tricia O’Neil (Keith) Laurel, Michael Reese (Deceased), Nicole Hall Denver Colorado, Erin Hall Denver, Brady (Jackie) Reese Harker Heights, Texas and Morgan Reese Bismarck, N.D. Myron has six great-grandchildren: Ashley, Abby and Aaron Sitzman Park City, Montana, Michael O’Neil Laurel, and Caryn and Logan Reese Harker Heights, Texas.

Myron was preceded in death by his parents Glen Reese and Margaret (Reese) Ennen; stepfather Alvis Ennen; sisters Margaret and Mary Reese and grandson Michael Reese. Myron is survived by his wife Gloria M Reese Billings, Montana, son Wayne Reese (Sandra) Laurel, daughter Wanda Hall (Rick) Oxbow, N.D., son Dean Reese (Rhonda) Bismarck, N.D., six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

A service for family and friends was held Saturday September 7, at Smith Funeral Chapel in Laurel. Memorials are suggested to Compassus Hospice, 2110 Overland Ave. Suite 111, Billings, MT 59102.

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