Michael Fribley

March 23, 1947 - June 30, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Michael Fribley of Springdale, Montana, peacefully passed away June 30, after a long, bravely fought battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Mike was born March 23, 1947, to Wayne and Phyllis Fribley of Warsaw, Indiana, who have predeceased him. Mike served in Korea in the late 1960s attached to the U. S. Army Security Agency. Upon his return he worked at Donnelly Printing and mentored for Big Brothers and Sisters in Indiana before moving to Montana. He attended Sheridan College and studied Ranch Management.

Mike loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and nature photographer. He shared his love of the outdoors teaching Hunter Safety classes to youngsters in the Big Timber area. When he was not busy working as a ranch hand or carpenter, he raised Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and was a devoted duck hunter.

Mike is survived by his wife of 33 years, Patsy Fribley, his daughter, Sarah, of Bozeman, his brothers, John and Mark, and sister Claudia McCarthy of Indiana and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, July 14, at Lions Park, Big Timber.