In memory of

Earl M. Wohlfrom, age 86 of Canyon Creek

October 2, 1930 – July 4, 2017

Earl Merritt Wohlfrom, a lifelong resident of Canyon Creek, passed away from natural causes on July 4, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, MT.

Earl was born in Helena to Burdette & Murle Wohlfrom on October 2, 1930. He graduated from Helena High school in 1948 and went on to attend Montana State College in Bozeman, MT. Earl and Betty Lou Mirehouse were married on April 24, 1953 in Helena, MT.

Earl had many hobbies and interests. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and collecting junk. He was active in the Masonic Lodge and became Master of Ottowa Lodge #51 in 1961.

Earl is survived by children; Vickie (Dennis) Erhardt, Marsha (Dave) Ogle, John Wohlfrom and Marc Wohlfrom, grandchildren; Moriah (Kevin) Parker, Tessa (Mike) Donahue, Deziah (Jeremy) Gilliam, Bethany Erhardt, Kelsey Wohlfrom, and Nathan Wohlfrom as well as 5 great-grandchildren.

An informal gathering with refreshments will be held at 6:00 p.m., Friday July 14, 2017 at the Canyon Creek Fire Hall, 7560 Duffy Lane. A Masonic funeral will take place at a later date. Memorials in Earl’s name can be sent to the Canyon Creek Volunteer Fire Department at P.O. Box 464, Canyon Creek, MT. 59633. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Earl.




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  1. Richard E. Grady says:

    My prayers and thoughts go out to all of Earls family. from my family, to a lost of one of our long time citizens of the local community of Canyon Creek. The Hood Ups Plantation that Earl would call, the love of his sheep and cattle, his interest in helping the agriculture producers over the years, his years of service will be remember. Earl was a strong supporter of the many local community organizations, his service as a trustee on the local school board and many other civic organizations will be remembered.

  2. Jim & Carol Ann Matthews says:

    Sorry for your lost, so glad that Jim & I got to see Earl & Vicki in June. Alot of good memories with Earl & Betty. Prayers for the family

  3. Jim & Beverly Rehbein says:

    Deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. Earl was a great man. Always enjoyed our visits with him and Betty when we lived in Helena and after moving to Kalispell, he always made a point of stopping to visit when he was in the area.
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  4. Linda Grady says:

    It’s hard growing up and seeing the people who were your elders getting older and then passing on. I still have a picture of Earl giving me a certificate after a school program and going to the Wohlfrom barn for a Halloween haunted house that Vickie and Marsha put on. Especially the cold spaghetti that was brains! I’m glad we all have memories of our past and I am grateful I will always remember Earl and that he and Betty are together again.

  5. Coral Maxwell says:

    Thoughts and Prayers for Earls family – he was my District Director when I joined the ASCS (now FSA) family back in the late Nineties. I started out as a temporary with 30 day appointments and would await his phone call on the last day of the last hour to hear that I got another extension – I owe my gratitude to Earl for assisting me in making ASCS/FSA my career. Earl was a very caring person and always brought us donuts when he came to visit the office. Earl will always be fondly thought of and remembered.

  6. Bridger vet hospital says:

    Dear Wohlfrom Family,

    We are saddened to hear of Earl’s passing. He was such a fine person, and we always enjoyed our time with him.
    Please know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    From all of us at Bridger Veterinary

  7. Rick and Jan O'Connell says:

    Sure sorry to hear of a great man’s passing. “The Real Earl” will be missed by all. He kept his great sense of humor right up to the end

  8. Kayel Jones says:

    Thinking of all of you during this difficult time, I’m thankful for all great memories I have of the 4H days with the Wolfrom family. Prayers for peace and comfort during the upcoming weeks. Sending hugs!

  9. Maggie Settle says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Wohlfrom family and the Canyon Creek Community. Working at the Canyon Creek store, Earl came in everyday to brighten my day, get his mail. grab a cup of coffee and occasionally an ice cream cone. He was such a genuine and caring person. The Canyon Creek Community lost one of our own. I’m so grateful to have had the chance to know Earl and Betty.

  10. Peter & Judy Burggraff says:

    Sad to learn of the death of the son of Murle Wohlfrom . The Wohlfrom s have always been in our mind since his father and my father, Adolf, formed Lewis and Clark Soil Conservation many years ago. This was the beginning of land stewardship in the Canyon Creek and Dearborn Area. We know that Earl did a good job of stewardship on the ranch in Canyon Creek and will be deeply missed.

  11. Jackie MacDonald says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Earl’s family. Earl was one of my favorite bank customer’s over the years. I always enjoyed visiting with him when he came into the bank. My family had the pleasure of getting to know Earl recently while he was in Cooney, he always sat at the same lunch and dinner table with my dad Jim. Blessings the Jim Floding family.

  12. Dawn Reynolds says:

    Earls passing is a loss to our community. When he visited the Transfer Station he was a friend to all; sometimes bringing a couple favorite flowers (which I suspect by the extras in his vehicle he shared with others around town) to brighten a work day. It was apparent he just liked people, he is the type of person that makes Helena a special place.
    My condolences to his family; Earl will be missed by many.

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