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Tommy Fellers

February 12, 1936 — March 10, 2016

Tommy "Abe" Fellers, 80, of Choteau; passed away peacefully March 10, 2016 in Lewistown, Montana where he had been residing in a care facility.

Abe was born to Franklin and Minnie (Bruno) Fellers in Choteau, Montana February 12, 1936. Abe was given consent by an early age of seventeen to enlist in the US Marine Corps to join his older brother Charles, so he could watch over him. Abe and Charles were in Korea and were never separated during their tour. He served two tours in the Vietnam War. Abe and his brother Ron were in Vietnam at the same time and took leaves together whenever they could. Abe later joined the Marine Corps Reserve Forces on the 15th day of January in 1970.

Abe has a rich heritage of Metis culture extending from Canada. Abe like playing practical jokes and so that he could keep all the money, cheating while playing poker with his sister Jody. Abe had a zest for yard work and was known to be puttering around and tinkering with things.

Abe had various employment in the Choteau area. He enjoyed working with cattle and horses and worked for local farmers and ranchers such as Charles Hanson, Sam Rose and the Durr Family. In addition he worked at the feedlot, feed mill, and as a beef splitter for Triangle Packing. Part of his job during "berry season" was transporting huckleberries to Washington State.

Abe enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping at his favorite camp site, the West Fork. He liked watching movies and listening to the radio. Abe's favorite past time was driving into the mountains. He enjoyed animals and had a loving friendship with his pets Heidi and Bugs.

Abe is survived by his wife Dianne, of Choteau, his son Matt of Sidney and his step daughters Deanna (Lawrence) James of Denver, Colorado, Jami (Joe) Dupis of Lyndon, Washington. His sister Jody (Rick) Smith of Kallispell, Brother Ronnie of Kallispell, Six grandchildren and six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Abe was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin and Minnie, his son Travis, his sisters June and Marian and brothers Earl and Charles.

Per Abe's request there will be no services and his family will privately scatter his remains in the mountains. Abe lives with us in memory and will forever more.

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