Walter E. Hettrick, 88, of Big Sandy, Mont., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, in the early morning at Northern Montana Care Center of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held at Holland & Bonine Funeral Home in Havre, on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at 2 p. m. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to Holland & Bonine Funeral Home.
Walter was a World War II veteran and a lifetime farmer and rancher in the Big Sandy area. He was involved in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the Masonic Lodge. He was a Boy Scout leader and hunter safety instructor.
Walter loved the Big Sandy Pioneer athletic teams and could be seen supporting them in several ways whenever possible. Walter will surely be missed by many.
Walter is survived by Darlene, his wife of 47 years; two sons; two daughters; 16 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Following the service, Mr. Hettrick will be cremated and his ashes spread on his farm.