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Lyle R. Kirkpatrick

Lyle R. Kirkpatrick    Lyle R. Kirkpatrick, gentle, loyal man of the community, died of natural causes Friday in Great Falls.
    Kirk, 85, a retired State Livestock Inspector and Vice-President of Great Falls Federal Savings and Loan was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Jean Kirkpatrick.
    Kirk was born Oct. 25, 1922 in Bismark, N.D. and raised in Conrad.
    He served in India during World War II from 1942 through 1946. He married Jean Peppard, of Valier, in Conrad in 1947. They moved to Great Falls in 1955.
    Survivors include sisters, Beverly Johnson, of Oregon Eunice Barrow, of Oregon and Maria Kirkpatrick, of Minnesota; three children, Lyle R. Kirkpatrick, Carole Paske and Jim and Pam Austin; and three grandchildren Scott Paske, Mark Paske and Max Austin.
    No services are planned.
    Memorial’s in his name are suggested to the Great Falls Fire Department.
    Thank you to the wonderful people of Pondera and Cascade County.
    Blessings to all.