Steve Jay Joslin, 81, Sidney, MT

A Memorial Service was held Monday March 18, 2024 at 10:30 A.M. at Pella Lutheran Church, Sidney, MT, with Pastor Barb Haugerud officiating. A luncheon followed the service for a time of fellowship and sharing. Steve's ashes will be scattered on the farm in a private family ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Boys and Girls Club or Pella Lutheran Church in Steve's name. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at

Steven Jay Joslin, rural Sidney, MT, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2024, at his home on the family farm surrounded by loved ones at the age of 81 after a short but courageous battle with ALS.

Steve was born at the Sidney Hospital on Feb. 20, 1943, to Glen and Sena (Hundtoft) Joslin. He attended Ridgelawn School through his eighth-grade year. He graduated from Sidney High School in 1961. He was a lifelong resident of the area. After high school graduation, Steve went to work at Boeing in Seattle, WA, but his heart belonged in Montana to work on the family's farm with his father.

Steve married Annette (Schaaf) Joslin on Dec. 27, 1975. He took over the operation of the farm in 1974. He, along with Annette, spent decades expanding the successful farm business. Steve was honored as an outstanding sugar beet farmer several times.

Steve loved the farm, his family and travel. He and Annette were fortunate enough to enjoy Australia, Russia, Europe and Florida. He was always open to exciting new experiences and foods. His quiet, gentle manner made it easy for him to make new friends. Most who knew Steve were familiar with his sense of humor. He did SO love to tease Annette. They enjoyed almost 50 years of laughter. In addition, he was an incredibly generous man sharing his good fortune with family and charitable organizations.

Steve is survived by his wife, Annette; daughter Theresa (Mike); grandson Dmitri, Sidney; granddaughter Brianna (Jon) Schaefer, Belle Fourche, SD; William Steppe, Idaho; brother Joe (Kathy), Sidney; sister Betty Erlandsen, New Hope, MN; sister Carolyn Joslin, Coeur d'Alene, ID; brother Alan (Jan), Chanhassen, MN; three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Steve in death were his parents Glen and Sena, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. He was a lifelong member of Pella Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Boys and Girls Club of Richland County or Pella Lutheran Church.

Steve faced his ALS diagnosis with dignity and humor. He was lovingly cared for at home by his wife, daughter and grandson. He left this world as he wanted: "on the farm!"


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