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Bennie Hallock

Bennie Joe Hallock (Uncle Bennie), 85, of Glasgow, Mont., peacefully passed away at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital with family by his side on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

A celebration of life will be held at the Cottonwood on Friday, June 14, at 3 p.m. Pastor Mark Pearson will speak.

Bennie was born to Kenneth and Ethel (Bruch) Hallock in Opheim, Mont., on Aug. 25, 1938. He joined brothers Ralph and Earl along with their sister, Phyllis. Bennie was born and raised in Opheim. He was the fourth child to be born, but not the last. Ten years later the family welcomed Dianna. 

Bennie married Dolly Isakson in 1962 and made their home in Opheim. They welcomed two children, Betty and Kennie, before the marriage dissolved.

Bennie had many jobs and hobbies over the years.  He was a farmer, rancher, elevator laborer, and butcher. He also ran a septic tank business with his dad, eventually taking over the "honey wagon" on his own. He was always busy doing something. He loved making caramels for his family and friends during the holidays, and everyone looked forward to receiving them. In the summer, no family meal was complete without his famous potato salad. He loved dancing and enjoyed the dances held in the community. He volunteered at the Valley County Senior Citizen Center, where he delivered Meals on Wheels and made many great friends. Bennie was a helpful and kind person.

Bennie and Audrey Marquart were companions for many years, and it grew into a beautiful relationship. He helped Audrey raise her children and they became his children as well. Their partnership lasted 34 years, until the time of Audrey's passing.

Bennie is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth and Ethel Hallock; brothers Ralph and Earl; partner Audrey Marquart; daughter Denise Schleqel; son Pat Marquart; as well as longtime brother-in-law and best friend Clifford Isakson.

Bennie is survived by sisters Phyllis (Louie) Stratton, of Plentywood, Mont., Dianna Isakson, of Glasgow, and their families; sons Kennie (Jetra) Hallock, Bruce Marquart, Sonny Marquart, Pete (Sandy) Marquart, Franc Marquart, Keith Marquart and former son-in-law Earl Dowell; daughters Betty (Kevin) Lawrence, Gerrie (Chuck) Good, Vi (Ross) Marsh, and Pearl (Ole) Marquart; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.


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