Gottlieb Henry Dalke Jr., 93 of Shepherd, died November 13, 2020. He was born November 19, 1926 in Fallon, MT to Gottlieb Henry Dalke Sr. and Emile (Quade) Dalke. He was the oldest of the boys with 4 other brothers and 6 sisters.
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He married Leoda Black on May 14, 1954 in Billings. They moved to Shepherd in the early 60s where they raised their 6 kids. Darlene (Don) Treweek of Kalispell, Dennis (Debbie) of Shepherd, Diane Dalke (deceased), Donna (Denis) Best of Shepherd, Dean (Una) of Shepherd and Dale of Billings.
Gottlieb was employed with Pierce Packing Co for over 30 years as a Loadman.
He spent his last several years in assisted living at Eagle Cliff. His family would like to thank the staff of River Ridge Assisted Living and Stillwater Hospice for the care and kindness they gave to Gottlieb.
Gottlieb was preceded in death by his wife, Leoda (2008); one daughter (2010); parents; and siblings, Adolph, Henry, William, Rosalie, Eva, Amelia and Katherina.
He is survived by five of his children; siblings, Lydia Rivas of Williston, FL., Mary Skalsky of Billings and Don of Shepherd; and many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Viewing will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 4-6 PM at Smith Funeral Chapel – Downtown, 925 S. 27th Street Billings, MT. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 12:30 PM at Bridger Cemetery.