MALTA-Leo F Barthelmess Sr. (88) surrounded by family and friends peacefully passed away on November 14, 2016.

    The family will receive friends at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 16, at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday November 17 at the Kirkwood Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the Malta Cemetery. In-Lew of flowers, memorials can be made to the Hi Line Retirement Center in Malta MT.

    Leo was born May 3, 1928 in Miles City MT to Casey and Anna (Oby) Barthelmess. He grew up on the family ranch at Olive MT with 4 Brothers and 1 Sister, Richard, Bob Casey (Ward) Rosemary and Randall. He Graduated from Custer County High School in 1946. Leo married Mary Emily Robinson on October 16, 1954 out of the marriage came 4 children born Leo (1955) Chris (1957), Emily (1974) and Marian (1977). Leo, Mary Emily and the boys moved to a ranch near Fort Peck Montana in the spring of 1960 where they lived until they moved and settled to the Content Community in South Phillips County Montana in 1964. Leo with his family by his side weathered all the ups and downs of agriculture for 52 years. Leo and Mary Emily moved to Malta in 2011 where he continued to make positive contributions to the management of the ranch until his passing.

    He is survived by his wife Mary Emily, Leo & Darla (Ereaux) Barthelmess, Chris Barthelmess, Emily & Scott Arthun and Marian Barthelmess. His grandchildren are Anna & Cliff Merriman, their children Courtney and Beau, Eric Barthelmess and Scot & Rachel (Nash) Barthelmess and their children Tade and Toby. He is also survived by his older brother Ward Barthelmess, Rosemary (George) Zettler and Doctor Randall (Judy) Barthelmess. Survived by close family and friend, Scott (Lisa) Bjornson and Walter “Chip” Gibbs and numerous nieces and nephews.


Guest Book


From: Kevin Poole Cunningham

Thoughts and prayers for your family. I will always remember Leo Sr. fondly when I stopped by while visiting my sister.


From: Cari Williams

WE are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Leo. He was a great guy! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you lots xoxo


From: Jason, Nyoka, Libby, & Paige Twitchell

Our sympathy to the Barthelmess family. I have many great memories with the Barthelmess family growing up as their neighbor. The Content area is a great group of people and sorry to hear of the loss of Leo. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.


From: Tina Wigger

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. The gates of Heaven have opened and Leo has entered a beautiful after place. Leo will live on your hearts. God Bless.


From: Rich Stuhlmacher

My condolences are extended to the Barthelmess family. Leo was always supportive of the Content School and I appreciated his kind words and encouragement during my time as principal overseeing Content School.






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