John Leonard Korpela (1928-2012)

Burial services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Roberts Cemetery. John was born in Red Lodge in 1928 and grew up in the Roberts area. After completing military service in the Army he began a 40+ year career in the trucking industry.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carol (Gore) Korpela of Shelby; sons Edwin (Sharon) of Nanaimo, B.C., and Dennis (Kathy) of Longmont, Colo.; daughters Shari (Mike) Massengale of Fredericksburg, Texas, and Mina (Dave) Moyer of Marysville, Wash.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Helen Bohnert of Billings, as well as many other f a m i l y m e m b e r s a n d friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Laimi (Leeman) Korpela; sister Margarit Korpela; and son, Michael Vernon Korpela. He passed away in Great Falls on Aug. 22, 2102 and will be interred in the family plot.