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Richard M. Hereim

November 9, 1942 — February 16, 2023

On Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11:00 am, the family will hold a graveside commital at Mountain View Cemetery in Livingston, Mt.  Please join the family for this service of remembrance.

Richard was born November 9, 1942, to Margaret and Christen Hereim in Livingston, MT. He graduated from Clyde Park High School and immediately enlisted to serve in the United States Army. He was stationed mostly in France and loved the military lifestyle. After discharge, he returned home to Montana. He married Lydia Tande and had a daughter, Amy Kirsten Hereim in 1975.  Richard followed his passion of buying and renovating old buildings for rentals. He was a kind and generous landlord while also working for School District 2 as a janitor and maintenance man. He was self-taught, could fix anything, was the hardest working man and loved being busy at all times. His spare time was spent with his best friend Colleen Chapman. On the rare occasions he would vacation, it was spent brook-side fly fishing or attending Old Settler Days in Livingston, MT.  He would not fish for years but his natural talent would return instantly with a basket full of brook trout. He was blessed with three beautiful grandchildren whom he adored and held so much pride: Madelyn Paige Goffena, Anamarie Kirsten Goffena and Julia May Goffena.

Richard is survived by his daughter Amy Goffena, his granddaughters, Maddie, Ana and Julia, sister Mary Ann Ehret of Las Vegas, Nevada, brother Nels Hereim of Helena, MT, close friend Colleen Chapman of Billings, MT and many nieces, nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Christen Hereim, mother, Margaret Nelson, stepfather, Swede Nelson, sister, Karen Simpson, brother, Norman Hereim and son in law, Dan Goffena.

We will mourn the loss of our father, grandfather, brother, and friend as he blessed our lives with joy and generosity. Yet we cling to our hope in Christ, as Richard is united with those who have passed before him.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Mountain View Cemetery View Cemetery

15 Fleshman Creek Road, Livingston, MT 59047

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