Celebrating the life of Joseph Richard Lar
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Joe was born on November 24, 1931, in Roundup, MT, where he also grew up and attended school. He was very active in youth rodeo and he even participated in a few Old Timers Rodeos later in life. He graduated in 1949.
On October 11, 1958, he married Marjorie Bosen. Marjorie preceded him in death on January 28, 2017. They celebrated 59 years of marriage.
Joe owned several bars in his lifetime including the Stockman and Miner’s in Roundup and the Antler’s bar in Melstone. Joe was a cowboy at heart, always returning to what he loved best, ranching. He worked at the N Bar Ranch on South Fork of Flatwillow Creek, the Frazier Ranch East of Grass Range and the Grebe River Ranch in Melstone until retiring to Musselshell.
Joe loved his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids with all his heart. He was always up for taking one or all of them hunting, camping or fishing. He understood what it meant to be a Grandpa and has left each and every one of his children some great memories to cherish of him. He will be missed greatly.
Joe will be remembered as an outgoing, fun-loving, caring and compassionate man. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a smart comment. The name “Joe Lar”, will forever bring smiles to the faces of those who knew him and probably a few laughs as well.
Joe is survived by his children Mike (Wanda) Lar of Conway, AR; Matt Lar of Billings; Shawn (Pamela) Lar of Jefferson City; Connie (Rocky) Lar of Billings; Grandchildren, Brittney (Mitch) Sims, Scott (Holly) Lar, Brandon (Brittany) Lar, Luke (Marcia) Proulx, Cameron (Christina) Lar, Chase Lar, Tanner Lar and Jesse Owens. Great-Grandchildren Landon & Brynlee Sims and Landon & Shelby Lar; Sister in Law, Joyce (Pat) Riley of Musselshell; Brother in Law, Al Van Hemelryck of Boise, ID; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie; daughter, Laurie Proulx; his parents, Andrew and Katie Lar; brother, Andy Lar; sisters, Kay Fanyak, Anne Tjaden, Helen Jepsen & Jane Van Hemelryck.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017, St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Roundup with reception to follow in church basement. Cremation has taken place and family burial will follow in Musselshell Cemetery.
Wier Funeral Home of Roundup is in charge of arrangements.
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Roundup, MT 59072
A reception will be held in the basement immediately following the service.