Norman Dale Reum, 73
February 1, 2023
Born in Polson on February 9, 1949, to Clinton and Mabel Reum of St. Ignatius, Norman Dale Reum passed away in Butte, Montana, and went to be with our Lord on January 18, 2023.
Norm graduated high school in St. Ignatius in 1967 and attended the University of Montana where he studied business. Norm took that knowledge back to the ranch. He spent his life working as a cow whisperer, carefully bringing each baby into the world to the sound of the radio playing in the background. His working ranch allowed him to hire many of his nephews and nieces along with many of the neighbors' kids and teach them the value of hard work, and that you never leave the gate open!
Norm also had an amazing green thumb in the garden and grew the best produce along with raspberry bushes and a great strawberry patch. His flower gardens showed his creativity as he was constantly adding to and changing his landscapes.
Norm was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He spent many years serving on the rural fire board and helped many young 4H kids get their start in a life of ranching. He was a quiet, knowledgeable, hardworking, funny, great neighbor, friend, brother, uncle, and cousin to all who knew him.
He will be dearly missed.
Norm was proceeded in death by his parents Clinton and Mabel Reum and his brother Dan Reum. He is survived by his sister Bonnie (Bryson) Taylor of Polson, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Norm held dear his ranch hand Kelton Andersen who helped run the ranch the last few years, Tricia Andersen, and many neighbors and friends who helped care for Norm in his last few months.
Donations can be made to St Ignatius Christian Church and Bob Larson Ministry or Mission Valley FFA, 421 Andrew St, Ronan.
A celebration of Norm's life will be held at Leon Hall, 35964 Leon Rd, Charlo 59824 on Sunday, February 5, at 2 PM. Lunch will be provided.