On Sept. 28, Irv, his wife Marilyn, and family friend Abe Scheaffer, were heading to an appointment in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Due to low morning sun glare on the windshield and lack of familiarity with the road, Irv missed a stop sign at an intersection and collided with a flatbed pickup.
While Marilyn and Abe are both recovering nicely from their injuries, the Lord chose to heal Irv completely by taking him home to be with Him on Sept 30. Although we greatly miss him, the family rejoices that he is enjoying the blessed hope and promise of salvation, given to all those who place their faith in the finished work of Christ alone.
Irv’s siblings, children, and grandchildren were able to make it to the hospital before he died. Family meant so much to him, and it was only fitting that the family be with him at the time of his death. Although he had many accomplishments, His faith in Jesus Christ was the most important thing to him, which he lived out in every aspect of his life, impacting the lives of many. God’s peace and comfort has filled his family based on God’s promises, Irv’s example, and experiencing the outpouring of love from people all around the world.
While his death was unexpected, he lived his life in such a way that he has left behind a legacy of faith and honesty that will continue to impact his family, friends, and ag business for many years to come.
He is survived by Marilyn, his wife of 49 years, daughter Kim (Scott) Anderson of Billings MT, sons Kevin (Deanne) of Holyoke CO, Daryl (Candi) of Billings, and Dean (Shanna) of Callaway NE, grandchildren Kelvin (Teryn), Britney (Sammy) Higgs, Taylor, Kasey Anderson, Logan Anderson, Tate, Trey, Whitney, Kade, Kelsey, Brett, Nadeema, Uotong, and Nyachay, and great-grandson Asher Higgs. He is also survived by one brother, Lynn (Bonnie), Jeff (Renata), Connor and Tessa, Jerry (Niki), Carson; one sister, Valda (Lyle) Jones, Lisa (Jason), Jenna Johnston, and Lori Jones.
The memorial service will be held on December 30th at 11:00 am at the Faith Evangelical Church in Billings, Montana, located at 3145 Sweetwater Drive. There will be a luncheon following, with an informal time of sharing memories. Any questions please call Kim at 406-696-8300.
Memorials are suggested to Fallon Evangelical Church prairelight.org, Trail's End Ranch Christian Camp ter.org or to your choosing.
Published Dec. 21, 2011