Thane Louis Helgeson, age 19, of Mouse Coulee, LodgePole, Montana, tragically left us on June 30, 2019 at his home in Old Hays, MT.  Thane was born on September 27, 1999 @ 6:27am in Havre, Montana to Kimberly Brockie and Raymond Paul Helgeson.

Wake will be Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:00 P.M. at Chief Nosey Center in LodgePole, Montana. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, July 4, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. also at Chief Nosey Center in Lodge Pole, Montana. Condolences for the family may be left at

Thane had a million-dollar smile that could brighten anyone’s day.  He enjoyed life to the fullest, especially when he was with his horses, which were his biggest     passion.  He was an all-around cowboy that could do just about anything and would always get calls from Ranchers from all over asking for him to come and help them move cows, brand, etc.  He broke horses for numerous people and was always getting requests from people for him to either break their horses or “ride them down”. Thane enjoyed roping, hunting and fishing and hanging out with “the boys” and all his friends. He was an exceptional athlete and was good at any sport he played but basketball was his forte.  He could jump like no other evidenced by his many resounding dunks during his junior high and high school basketball games.

Thane enjoyed spending time with his son Braxtyn who was his pride and joy and his little mini-me. Braxtyn always talked about going to see Dad “Nane” in Hays and woping like dad. Thane was an enrolled Nakoda and also a member of the Medicine Bear Clan and the Bad Moccasin Clan.  He also was a descendent of the Aaniiih Tribe and member of the Frozen and Fast Travelers Clans. He was an avid believer in our Indian ways of the Big Lodge.

Thane is survived by his son Braxtyn Khai Helgeson (mom Stephanie Sutherland), Mother Kimberly, Father Ray Paul (Delilah), older Brother Dutch (Teche) and nephew Ryder, younger sister Cecelia, and younger brother Kenny Gus, brother Brandon Belgarde and sister Brittany Belgarde. Grandfather Henry “Prince” Brockie, Grandparents, Susan & Rod Tillman, Grandparents, Jake & Juanita Crasco, Kenneth “Gus” & Florence Helgeson, Leon “Chick” & Rita Helgeson, Grandparents Charlotte & Jim Kelley, & Grandmother Mary Helgeson Messerly, Gramma Helena Brockie & Grampa Sherwin “Stickman” Obey.  Uncles: Kenneth “Tuffy” (Dalee) Helgeson & Tadaya, Brian Jones, AJ (Stacy) Crasco, Roderick Tillman Jr., George “Stormy” “Uncle Buck” Brockie, who was also his Godfather, and Henry “Mickey” (Dixie) Brockie. Aunts: Clarena, Lorraine, Teresa, and Angie Brockie, Leslie (Dave) Racine, Jasmine Crasco, who was also his Godmother, Dawn Bigby Menjivar, Alana (Ira) Running Shield, Sharmayne Tillman and Gina Helgeson. Cousins, Lex, Thomas, Kateri, Loy, and Jordan.  His mom’s other children, Kara Obey-Bell, Chay-Chazz Shambo, Walt BadRoad-Mount, Thomeya Doney, & Moeika Shambo, Also, brothers, Jace Shambo,  Jeffry “Weffy” Stiffarm Jr., Wade & Thayne Doney, Tyson Shambo, Darnell Parisian, Shane Main, CJ Mount, Vance Werk, Frank RunsAbove, Jerrod Four Colors, Steven Fisher, Lando Grant Stewart, Pernell Morsette & Colton Werk.  Special sister Miquela Perez.  Thane has way too many family and friends to name them all, so please don’t feel bad if your name has been left out, you know he loved everyone as everyone loved him. Extended families include, Brockie, Horseman, Helgeson, First Chief,Violett, Nissen, Crasco, Thinker, Cliff, Allen, Healy and numerous other extended families from Fort Belknap, Crow, Browning, Fort Peck, Turner, MT, and his families from Canada including the Obeys and Ironchilds.

Honorary pallbearers: Charlie Ereaux, Chief Messerly, Chief Russette, Donald Lamere, Dusty Kirkaldie, Dean Henderson, Andy Werk, Delvin Ereaux, Tommy Walker, Lil Bud Campbell, Lil Buzz Cochran & all his lifelong family & friends.

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