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Charles Verschoot (2 Pm -Backtender) - Class of 1969 VIEW PROFILE

Charles Verschoot (2 Pm -Backtender)





Charles “Charlie” Verschoot   


Charles Lee Verschoot was born December 6, 1938, to Albert and Anna Lee (Horsford) Verschoot at McCone City, MT, near Ft. Peck Dam where Albert was working.

Charlie lived and grew up near Circle attending the country school and Circle schools. At age 16 he and a couple of buddies packed their bags and took off for California to join the Navy. He served four years in the Navy aboard supply ships traveling around the world.

To Charlie’s first marriage, one daughter was born, Kimberly. They lived in the Salem, Oregon and then moved to the Missoula area where he worked at the paper mill. In the late 60’s they moved back to the Lambert/Richey area to do what he loved, farm and ranch.

Charlie married Nancy Puckett on June 26, 1982. Together they managed the Veebaray Company ranch south of Enid for 17 years. There Charlie developed a very reputable herd of Black Angus cattle and made many new friends and acquaintances in the industry. Charlie and Nancy had three children, Lacey, Chase and Lane. Raising kids on the ranch was an ideal setting for Charlie to foster honesty and a work ethic in his children. He was active in the Richey Saddle Club and helped with the Lambert 4th of July celebration. He was quick to help a neighbor in need.

Charlie and Nancy then made their home east of Lambert where he continued farming, trucking, custom combining and hay grinding. In 2005 Charlie was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer which later resulted in him losing the ability to speak. With the use of an “electro larynx” he regained the ability to talk and remain the life of the party.

Charlie was a master at everything he did from farming to fishing. These past several years he enjoyed gardening, baking pies, playing cribbage, watching the news and discussing politics. He also thoroughly enjoyed weekly visits with friends in Sidney. Charlie never met a stranger and made many friends throughout his life. Having his younger grandchildren nearby this past year was a great joy to him.

Charlie passed peacefully on Saturday afternoon, July 23, 2016, at his home, east of Lambert, surrounded by his family. 

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nancy, daughters Kim (Jerry) Billings, Lacey of Lambert, Chase (Brenda) of Lambert, and Lane of Lambert; brothers Alfred (Sandy)of Absarokee, David(Vesta) of Richey, four grandchildren, Ashley and Shanele Delp, Quaid and Clancy Marshall, one great grandson, Mason, and several nieces and nephews.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, step father, brothers Albert, Jr. and Allen (Babe), several aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

A Celebration of Life for Charles “Charlie” Verschoot was held Saturday evening, July 30, 2016, at the Verschoot Residence, East of Lambert, Montana.

Rest in Peace dear Friend.

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