June 5, 1945 – Sept. 24, 2013
Richard “Dick” Loegering, 68, died peacefully Sept. 24, 2013 at New Horizons Care Center after an extended illness with his family by his side.
Born in Long Prairie, Minn., on June 5, 1945, to Pete and Sally Loegering, he moved with his family to Poplar, Mont., in 1948. Dick graduated in 1963 from Poplar High School. At graduation Dick was nominated the most likely to succeed, which he did.
Dick was in the banking business for over 45 years, retiring in 2010 from the Bank of Lovell. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend to many. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed the many years doing those activities with his son, Shawn. He also enjoyed watching his daughter Holly’s basketball career during her high school years and Shawn’s high school football career.
He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews talking about hunting trips and dinosaur digs south of the Missouri River. Dick was very civic-minded and cared about the communities he lived in. He was involved in Toastmasters, Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Mont. Bankers Assoc., NBH and Poplar Hospital Boards, the Medical/Dental Board in Montana, Parish Council and Knights of Columbus.
Dick had an avid passion for his beautiful roses on display at his home for others to enjoy. He also enjoyed woodworking, photography and Duck Dynasty.
In October of 1966, Dick married the love of his life, Sharie Wilk. To this union two children were born. Dick was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Joseph’s Church.
Dick is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharie; daughter Holly (Scott) Morris of Lake Oswego, Ore.; son Shawn (Heidi) Loegering of Eau Claire, Wis; six grandchildren, Bailey and Peter Morris, Theo and Blake Loegering, Denzel Staats and Taggert Lund; two sisters, Tana Atkinson of Poplar and Lori Loegering of Billings; sisters-in-laws Crystal Meier, Jill (Terry) Walitech and Kelly (Stacy) Sexton; brother-in-law Jon Thieman; father-in-law Floyd Thieman; his beloved dogs Beaner and Homer; an aunt and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; brother Del; brother-in-law Bobby Atkinson; niece DeAnna Atkinson and mother-in-law Pat Thieman.
Cremation has taken place. A rosary was held Friday, Sept. 27, and a Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lovell. Burial will be at a later date in Poplar. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to a charity of your choice.