Stanley A. Strietmatter was born October 3, 1947, in Glendive, Montana to Stan Strietmatter and Barbara Jones (Strietmatter) Mccabe. The oldest of three, he lived in Glendive and Billings growing up. A graduate of West High in 1964. He attended Montana State before enlisting in the US Marine Corps. He served one year in Vietnam and finished his service in Southern California. He was married to Theresa Bauer and fathered two girls, Shana Leigh, and Liza Belle. He has lived all over the Western US, but settled in New Mexico with his second wife, Sharon (Crowder). They were married for thirty years, until Sharon passed in March 2017. In December 2017, Stan re-settled in Billings, where he was able to re-connect with friends and family.
Stan fought cancer for the last seven years and was able to enjoy extra time with family fishing and reminiscing.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Mother, and wife, Sharon. He is survived by his daughters, Shana (Webb) and husband Keith; Liza Strietmatter and partner Rick Burghardt; step-mother Joan Strietmatter; sister Janeale (Mitch) Durand; brother Wade; grandchildren Justin Webb, Taylor Webb, and Surrena Burghardt; nieces and a nephew and many family friends. We would like to extend an extra thank you to Dad’s close neighbors in New Mexico who helped and loved on our Dad in such a special way: Jairo, Denise, Nehemiah (Nemo), and Iris Garcia.
Being buried along with Stan, is his wife Sharon (Crowder) Strietmatter. Sharon passed March 25, 2017, peacefully in her sleep. A loving step-mother to Shana and Liza, and Grandma Darlin’ to Justin, Taylor, and Surrena. She was a huge proponent of the arts, loved books, and had even hoped to finish her novel and have it published. She has been deeply missed by all who knew her, but the most profound loss was felt the hardest by Stan.
Their cremated remains will be together under a joint stone at the military/veterans cemetery in Laurel, Montana, with full military honors. Service will be July 3rd, 2018 at 9 a.m. Instead of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Veterans Administration. The VA has done a wonderful job treating our father and there are many veterans going through the same battle.