Louise A. Rehbein, 90, Sidney, MT

Mass of the Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St Matthew's Catholic Church, Sidney, MT, with Father Jim O'Neil officiating. A luncheon followed the committal service at Ned Shinnick Hall. Visitation was Monday, Nov. 6, 2023 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Fulkerson Stevenson Memorial Chapel, Sidney. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures were shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

Louise Angeline Balducke Rehbein passed away peacefully with family gathered around her on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023.

Louise was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Fryburg, ND, the third of ten children, to Frank and Leona Balducke.

Louise grew up in the Balducke home place west of Skaar, MT. She started school at Clark School and later attended the Elm Coulee School until the eighth grade. Mom had many wonderful stories from her growing up on the farm. Stories of raising big gardens with her mother, to riding her Welsh, Old Peaches, out to count cows with one of her five sisters. Louise had a superior work ethic that was well passed to her children.

She became the amazing wife to Herman Alfred (HA Bud) Rehbein on Oct. 6, 1952. After Louise and Bud were married, she worked at the general store in Lambert. She worked at the Tasty Freeze, Sidney, for a time, then the Triangle Nite Club, Sidney, for 40 years as a waitress. She spent 10 years at Sidney Health Center and retired. After retirement she enjoyed working in her garden and flowerbeds around her home.

She was the awesome, wonderful mother of seven very independent, magnificent children. Louise was a powerful, beautiful, and a totally blessed grandmother to her beautiful grandchildren. She was valued as the matriarch of our entire family. She will never be forgotten. She was a life member of Sidney VFW Auxiliary, Sidney Moose Lodge, and Women of the Moose.

Louise is survived by her seven children Allen Rehbein, Dean (Rita) Rehbein, Ronald "Ron" (Cindy) Rehbein, Roger (Mindy) Rehbein, Anita Rehbein, Tom (Robin) Rehbein, and Dawn (Mike) Hammerly; her sister Francie Mackin, and brother William "Billy" Balducke, Miles City, MT; 18 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents Frank & Leona Balducke; husband Bud; grandson Joshua James "JJ" Rehbein; great granddaughter Brittany Jo Keller; daughter-in-law Elaine (Cotter) Rehbein; Bernice (Almer) Rehbein; and siblings Mary Thrams, Mae Belle Staggs, Joseph Balduke, Lois McRae, Benjamin "Ben" Balducke, Myrtle Brown and David "Tony" Balducke.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Sidney Cancer Center or the charity of your choice.

A special thank you to the nurses, doctors, housekeeping, and kitchen staff at the Sidney Health Center for their kindness and support shown to our mother during her time there.


Reader Comments(0)