Earl Britton

Earl Britton passed away late Sunday evening, Sept. 9, 2018, at Big Sky Assisted Living in Butte, MT. Earl was born on April 3, 1920 in Sanborn, IA. His parents were Fred and Pearle (Cole) Britton. He was raised on an Iowa farm and attended school in Sanborn.

In 1941, he married Mary Enenbach, who had just graduated from nursing school. They lived on an Iowa farm for five years. In 1946, they moved to Butte, MT. He worked for and represented a large cattle company from Sioux City, IA. In 1966, Earl, and three partners, purchased the Montana Livestock Auction Company in Butte. In 1971, he was elected president of the National Markets Association, which consisted of the markets in the United States and Canada. Earl also served on the Board of the Lady of the Rockies.

Earl liked to fish and was especially fond of snow skiing and waterskiing. He skied until he was 87.

Surviving him are his son, Craig and his wife, Shirley; daughter, Joani and son-in-law, Jim Kissock; daughter, Anne and son-in-law, Jack Sanders; daughter, Kay and son-in-law, Al Hjellum; daughter, Becki and son-in-law, Don Birch; 13 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

He will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him.

The family wishes to extend a special their appreciation to the staff at Compassus Hospice, especially Dorothy, for the special care that Earl received.

Relatives and friends may call Friday after 5 p.m. in the Duggan Dolan Mortuary Chapel. Parish Vigil will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. in Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of the Rockies.

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