David Stewart, 77, passed away in his sleep at his home in Helena.
He was born Aug 12, 1936 in Champaign, Illinois to Claude and Marie Stewart. David had a brief tour of duty in the Navy in 1954. Later, he moved to Washington and Utah before meeting and marrying his wife of 51 years, Carol in Malad, Idaho in 1963. They moved to Montana in 1970 and knew they would stay forever and raise their family.
David worked as a customer service representative for IBM for 25 years, retired in 1991 and then drove a school bus for 5 years after that. He enjoyed fishing, camping with family, and hunting; especially going to Martinsdale for the whitetail deer.
He is survived by his wife Carol, sons Mike (Kim), John (Leona), Craig (Risi), Bryan, and Scott (Char). Brothers Dan and Vic and sister Doris. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Dick, Don, Dale, Chuck and sister Peg.
A special thanks to the Cancer Treatment Center at St. Peter’s Hospital, Hospice of St. Peter’s and the Masonic home for their excellent care of Dad while he was ill.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, May 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Retz Funeral Home Chapel, 315 E. 6th Ave., Helena. Burial with Military Honors will be Wednesday, May 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Montana State Veteran’s Cemetery, Fort Harrison. Please share your memories or express your condolences by signing David’s guestbook at www.retzfuneralhome.com