Barney Vanden Bos was born April 10, 1944 in Kalispell to Dick and Geneva Vanden Bos. He passed March 7, 2022.
Barney attended grade school in Dupuyer and graduated from Valier High School 1963, he married Claudette Becker in 1965 before serving in the U.S. Army and received a Purple Heart during the Vietnam War. They were married for 55 years, raising two sons, Russell and Roy, on the family farm near Dupuyer. After farming, the family owned and operated a bulk fuel distribution business. In retirement, Barney and Claudette moved to Lincoln where they enjoyed friends, snowmobiling, the mountains, games with Doug and Heidi and many other good friends. Barney ran the snowplow a few years keeping the roads clear for the local community.
Arizona had better winter weather which drew Barney and Claudette to enjoy the sun and riding ATVs in the desert.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Geneva; his wife, Claudette; and a brother, Alfred. He is survived by two sons, Russell (Dawne) and Roy (Terri); brothers, Richard (Shirley), Tom (Laura) and Terry (Donna); grandchildren, Andrew, Isaac, Emilio, Kayla, Beau, and Hailee; and great grandchildren Kylar, Brently, Bowdy and Malloch.
Services will be Wednesday, March 16, at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Valier. A reception at the church will follow burial in Lakeview Cemetery.
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