John Degel

John Degel, 67, of Malta, passed away Jan 24, 2018.  Services were held Jan 29th with full Military Honors.  Full Obituary and condolences may be left at
John William Degel was born June 27, 1950 in Glendive, to Robert Green and Vivian Rathbun. She later married Anton “Tony” Degel who adopted John. 
He joined the Army, serving in Germany and Vietnam. In his final years he returned to journalism, earning more than 50 state and national awards with the Phillips County News in Malta.
John better known as “Montana’s Santa” also entertained children as a magician, ventriloquist.


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