Jack C. Steinmasel

Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Jack C. Steinmasel, 89, of Red Lodge, died on June 4, 2018.

Jack was born in Bearcreek on Aug. 14, 1928. He was the son of Adolph and Mary (Robertine) Steinmasel.

Jack joined the U.S. Navy in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1947. He was proud to be a WWII vet and for having served on the Destroyer RICH, DD-820. He also was delighted to tell of his opportunity to visit with the Pope when stationed in Italy.

Jack married Patricia Fern Kershnor in Red Lodge on Sept. 30, 1950. After a couple of years in Seattle, Washington, working for the Boeing Aircraft Company, they moved back to Red Lodge and never left.

He operated Harly’s Service for many years and still carried his Union Oil card that he received in 1955 and used it faithfully through last winter.

Jack was elected Carbon County Assessor and served for 12 years when he retired in 1991.

He loved to fish, until he bought his first set of golf clubs. Then he spent most of his spare time at the golf course, golfing with his buddies of the “Buffalo Herd”.

Jack was also a member of Beartooth Elk’s Lodge #534 and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Pat; a sister, Bettye Ruckor; and brothers, Bob and Ed.

Survivors include his three sons, Dusty (Janice), Jerry, and Jay (Tanya); a daughter, Lynda (Scott) Crawford; a brother Ken (Joyce); and sister, Dorothye; as well as grand children and great grandchildren.

A Jack’s request a private family memorial service will take place at a later date when he will be intered next to Pat in the John Henry Cemetery.


Upcoming Events

  • Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:30am
    Ross Orchards, located at 111 North Street in Fromberg, is proud to announce the opening of a farm stand this Fall. The orchard will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays noon - 5 p.m. starting Sept. 21 and closing Oct. 13. The orchard is working in conjunction with the Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill and Red Lodge Ales to offer fun, family-friendly events.   Every weekend apples, fresh apple cider pressed with apples from the orchard, apple pastries, local honey, food, hard cider, and beer will be available.  There will also be pumpkins and a variety of local produce for sale. Additionally, each weekend will have a different event. Sept. 21 - 22 – Cider and Salutations yoga 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – A farm to table dinner at 5 p.m. catered by the Last Chance Pub’s chef Kevin McNourlin. The dinner will feature local foods paired with cider. Contact info@lastchancecider.com to reserve seats (limit 40) Oct. 5 - 6 - Kidz Dayz. Bounce house, pumpkin carving, face painting and tractor rides through the orchard. Oct. 12- Orchard run 5k. A family-friendly run/walk through Ross Orchards. Visit redlodgeales.com/orchard-days to sign up. Sam Hoffmann, President of Red Lodge Ales, remarked, “it has been fun to get to know John, Laura, Hilary, and Elizabeth Ross over the last ten plus years. Together we have pruned, picked apples, and made cider on a home brew level and now commercially. We are proud to share our work with the public.” John Ross, owner of Ross Orchards, adds, “The orchard has always been a source of pride and happiness for me.  Our family has enjoyed working with Sam and Lindsey Hoffmann and their employees. We look forward to the success of Orchard days.” Contact for more info: John Ross 406-671-9614, johnwalkerross@gmail.com; Sam Hoffmann 406-425-4607, sam@redlodgeales.net; Lindsey Hoffmann 406-425-3734, lindseyhoffmann406@yahoo.com  
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Carbon County News

Street Address:

11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 970, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone: 406-446-2222

Fax: 406-446-2225

Toll-Free: 800-735-8843

Open: Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.