July 26, 2017
Lincoln Oliver Waarvik, age 86, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017, at Providence St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, Wash.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 29, at the Cremation & Funeral Gallery in Billings, followed by a reception at the American Legion at 1540 Broadwater Avenue in Billings.
He was born Jan. 12, 1931, in Lustre, Mont., to Isak and Christine (Ersland) Waarvik. He attended the Cottonwood Grade School and graduated from Opheim High School in 1948. He attended Montana State University for welding and mechanics.
In 1951, he enlisted in the Air Force, spending three years stateside and one year in Dhahram Air Force Base in Saudi Arabia.
In 1968, he married Betty Ann Allensworth. She passed and later he married Wanda Thompson, formerly of Billings, in 1985.
He was a truck driver most of his life, retiring from Amoco Oil in Casper, Wyo. He moved to Billings and later spent winters in Yuma, Ariz. He loved animals and enjoyed fishing, camping and dancing. He served as commander of the American Legion Post #4 in Billings and was a member of the Sons of Norway.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leroy and Raymond; and wives, Betty and Wanda.
Survivors include a sister, Mildred Long of Bow, Wash.; a brother, Wayne Waarvik of Richland; five nephews, Roger Waarvik and his wife, Ruth, Daryl Waarvik and his wife, Deb, Wayne Waarvik Jr. and his wife, Tracey, all of Glasgow, Robert Waarvik and his wife, Jill, of Montgomery, Ala., and Rocky Long and his wife, Michele, of Bow; two nieces, Karen Waarvik of Glasgow and Debbie Dawn Keating and her husband, Daryl, of Manassas, Va.; and special friend Mary Jensen.