Edmund R. Birkoski, 85, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 with his family at his side, at Valley View Nursing Home. Vigil will be held Sunday, April 26, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at St. Raphael’s Church. Funeral Mass will be Monday, April 27, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church with Father Jose Valliparambil officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.
Edmund was born Opheim, MT, September 10, 1929, to Joseph and Jennie Birkoski. He went to school in Nashua and Glasgow, thru the 9th grade. He married Phyllis Miller on June 7, 1959, and to this union had four sons. They enjoyed 55 years of marriage. Edmund worked with his uncle on the farm and ranch south of Glentana until 1970. He then moved to Glasgow and worked at the Cenex station for 5 years, then Farmers Union Elevator for another 5 years, and retired in 1985. He moved into Valley View in 2005.
Edmund enjoyed hunting, fishing, especially ice fishing and anything outdoors. He loved his grandchildren. He spent his many years of smoking by rolling his own cigarettes.
Edmund was preceded in death by his son Dale Keith in 1982; his parents and 8 of his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife Phyllis (Miller) Birkoski, his sons, David (Linda) of Great Falls, Lee (Dana) of Glasgow, Rick (Kelly) of Glasgow, brother Stephen (Phyllis) of Great Falls, sisters, Rosalie (Al) Winter of Carpentersville, Illinois, Denise (Terry) Fuhrman of St. Marie: Grandsons Michael and Jason of Great Falls, Jeremy of Wolf Point, Parker of Glasgow and Dale Scott of Nevada: Granddaughters Brittany and Cameron of Glasgow and Jennifer of Great Falls, and 14 great grandchildren.