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Byron Lee Tressler


Byron Lee Tressler, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in his Bozeman home.

A memorial service will take place at Bozeman Lodge, 1547 N Hunters Way on Saturday, Dec. 26, at 10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at Sunnyside Golf and Country Club in Glasgow at a later date.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1925, to Harriett Broviak and Maynard Tressler. He resided for most of his life in Glasgow.

He met Lois Arnold in Seattle, Wash., and they married on Oct. 5, 1946. Upon his graduation from Business College, he and Lois relocated to Glasgow to join the Arnold family business, build their life together, and raise their family.

He owned and operated numerous Ready Mix and Road Construction businesses throughout the state of Montana. He was extremely proud of his involvement in the construction of Glasgow Air Force Base. He was active in the Montana Contractor's Association, Elk's Club, was a Free Mason and Shriner, and instrumental in many projects that helped build and grow the membership of Sunnyside Golf & Country Club. Upon retirement he and Lois moved to their summer home on the Stillwater River in Absarokee, and spent winter months in their Arizona and Nevada homes.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 63 years, Lois Arnold Tressler; and his brothers, Edward Tressler and Duane Tower.

Survivors include three daughters, Jacquie Budde and her husband, Michael, of Bozeman, Jan Shanks and her husband, Frank, of Red Lodge, and Jill Tressler of Bozeman; five grandchildren, Brooke Laaber and her husband, Carsten, Paige (Rebecca) Shanks, Dylan Shanks, Mason Shanks, and Mati Tressler; two great-grandsons, Kai Laaber and Porter Shanks; one sister, Jowan Brand, brothers-in-law, Don Pehlke and R.J. "Randy" Arnold and his wife, Cindy; and numerous nephews and nieces and their families.

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