Burnell Henry Svihovec

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Burnell Henry Svihovec

Burnell H. Svihovec, age 90 passed away on November 13th, 2022 in Billings MT.

Burnell was born September 18, 1932 in Mott ND to Henry & Joyce (Kokemo) Svihovec. He was raised on the farm Southwest of Mott ND. He attended a country school at Maine Country School. He graduated from Mott High School in 1951 and enrolled in college at the North Dakota Agricultural College (now known as North Dakota State University) where he received his Diploma with honors as a Registered Pharmacist in 1956.

Burnell married Norma Teresa Miller, a Mott native on August 18, 1958. During the beginning years of Burnell’s career as a pharmacist the family moved from Mott, ND, to Glendive, MT, to Miles City, MT, to Circle, MT, until settling down in Terry MT and purchasing the Terry Drug Store in 1965 until retirement in 2001.

Burnell’s hobbies included fishing, hunting, target shooting, reloading, coin collecting, walking, playing cards, crossword and sudoku puzzles.

After retirement, Burnell spent his time caring for Norma due to health issues until her passing on April 27, 2014. Shortly after that, his health deteriorated to where he needed assisted living until his passing.

Burnell is survived by his daughter Vicki (Jeff) Makelky of Big Piney, WY, sons, Bernie (Kim) Svihovec of Mesquite, NV, and Mitch Svihovec of Billings, MT, grandsons, Aaron (Megan), Eric (Emily), and Calvin Makelky; and two great grandsons, and three great granddaughters. He is also survived by one sisterin- law, Loretta Svihovec of Mandan, ND. and numerous cousins, nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, parents Henry and Joyce, sister Darlene (Bill) Braun, and brother Gary.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry followed by a Rosary service at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Terry. Rite of Committal will follow in the Prairie County Cemetery next to his wife Norma. A luncheon will follow at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www. stevensonandsons.com.

In leu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prairie Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 156, Terry, MT 59349 or to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 302 S McDonald Ave, Terry, MT 59349.