Our loving father and husband, Harold Stanton, went to his heavenly home on March 23rd, 2019 with his family by his side. Harold lived a very interesting life to the age of 87. Harold was born to Ray O. Stanton and Erma-McKinney Stanton at the family ranch in Brusette, Montana on January 22, 1932. He joined the United States Army on his birthday in 1953. He was stationed in Germany in the c Battery 690th Field Artillery as a cannoneer during the Korean War. Harold held many occupations through his life, from delivering mail on horseback, ranching, farming, USFS, logging industry, mining and working as a bartender manager of Post #5514 canteen. He joined the VFW in 1953, and became a life member to #5514 in 1977, remaining a member for over 65 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, camping with friends, and playing pool on a league. He loved to dance.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Frances Stanton; three children Rick Bragg and wife Tammy of Troy, Roy Stanton and wife Teela of Troy, daughter Billie Jo Brue and special friend Larry Akkerman of Troy. Harold had a great pleasure in having two grandchildren, Eric and Lyric Stanton; three step-grandchildren Owen Erickson and Steven Erickson and Bryant Stumpf; and one step great-granddaughter Viora Erickson.
Services for Harold will be with full military honors 11:00 a.m., Saturday April 13, 2019 at the Milnor Lake Cemetery. A reception will follow at the VFW #5514 hall on Yaak Avenue in Troy, MT. Everyone who knew him is welcome. Local arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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