Obituary: Richard Wayne Jaeger

Posted at 10:04 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 12:04:06-04

Richard Wayne Jaeger, 72, of Great Falls, MT, passed away April 29, 2019 in Rathdrum, ID, while staying with friends recuperating between cancer treatments in Seattle.

Rich was born in Timber Lake, SD, on November 18, 1946 and member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, son to Valentine “Val” and Mathel (Springer) Jaeger.

Rich was raised with four brothers and two sisters on the family farm, the family moved to Miles City, MT in 1950. He graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in 1965.

Rich was drafted into the US Army in 1966, reporting to Ft. Lewis, WA, and earned the rank of Specialist.

He was stationed near Frankfurt, Germany and member of the 6th Battalion, 40th Artillery, 3rd Armored (Spearhead) Division. He received an honorable discharge at Ft. Dix, NJ in 1968.

He married Sandie Marthaler on June 13, 1971 in Miles City started a family in moving briefly to Rapid City, SD and eventually settled in Great Falls, MT where they raised their children.

Rich worked as Sales Rep for Procter & Gamble, American Brands Inc., and Home Depot Companies before retiring.

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