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November 13 1941 December 14 2022
Ted Haverland Jr. passed on to his heavenly home on December 14, 2022. The son of Helen and Ted Haverland Sr., Ted was proud to be a fourth generation Montanan born in St. Vincent Hospital November 13, 1941. Ted was intelligent, very inquisitive and loved to study and learn. He also loved to pass his knowledge on. He could build or fix anything. He loved to take things apart and put them back together, often to the dismay of his parents when he tore his new bike apart or the engine of his Dad’s Studebaker. Always a hard worker, his first job as a kid was delivering the Gazette, come rain or shine. Even in the 39” of snow that fell in April 1955, he made sure his customers got their papers. Many of his adolescent years were made richer with time spent on the O’Donnell ranch east of town with his friend Brian. Bob O’Donnell was his hero, and his mentor. He taught him to ride and train horses, wrangle dudes and fight fires. He talked about the value of Bob’s life lessons, advice, and wisdom all of his life. Following his high school graduation in 1959, Ted did an apprenticeship with Reporter Printing and was a Journeyman-Printing-Pressman for twelve years for them. He married JoAnne Humphrey in December 1962. They raised three daughters together, Kim, Pam, and Julie. The Haverlands owned and operated the A & W Drive-In in Roundup, Montana in the early seventies. Over the years, they also owned the Elna White Sewing Center, co-owned the Husky House Café with JoAnne’s sister, Dottie, and Ted had his own construction company building several homes around Billings, doing most of the labor himself. He built their home on 21 acres in the Blue Creek Hills in 1994 a place where their family and friends were always welcome for Sunday morning breakfast, sledding parties, hiking, and riding motorcycles or four-wheelers. Ted became the “maintenance man” for his grandchildren and the extended Blain kids after the crew became infatuated with riding their dirt bikes around in the hills south of town. The grandkids would often come to the house out of gas, with a broken chain, or with a bike that just would not run, and Ted loved the job of getting them back out riding with the pack. In the 90’s Ted worked for Control Technologies and built complicated control panels for starting high-powered engines. He took great pride in his work and was so proud when they were UL approved. Later, Montana Electric Supply Company offered him a job in sales. He traveled the state selling high power electrical products to the Electric Co-ops in Montana and Wyoming, retiring in 2007. He built many beautiful model airplanes over the years and loved to fly them. After he retired, he created and maintained a field on the Blain place for he and a group of his friends to fly their model airplanes. Those guys remain Ted’s best friends to this day. Ted is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne, his three daughters, Kim (Dan) Barnett, Pam (Eric) Hoffman and Julie (Robert) Blain, grandchildren, Jacob Ando, Bailey (Jose) Renova, TJ (Bobbi) Blain, Nick Hoffman (Belle Farina), Sydney Blain (Jake Bell) and Chris (Ashley) Eisley, three great grandchildren, Sofie, Ty, and Beck, sisters, Joan (Jerry) Yoder and Mary Frasch, both of Gt. Falls and numerous nieces and nephews. Ted was predeceased by his parents. The family wishes to thank Dr. Easley and Riverstone Hospice, our excellent helpers from Compasses, and caregiver and helper Jake Bell A celebration of life service will be held in the Spring. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Ted , please visit our Tree Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Ted Haverland Jr November 13 1941 December 14 2022.
Death notice for the town of: -, state: Montana