George Broksle, 71, passed away peacefully on February 6 at the Rocky Mountain Care Center in Helena. He never recovered from an injury sustained on May 2020.
George was born in Sheridan, MT to George Carl and Marian Ann (Lasich) Broksle. He attended Twin Bridges schools, graduating in 1970.
George grew up and worked on the family ranch in Twin Bridges until his father’s death in 1969. George went on to work as a ranch hand for the Van Davis Ranch in Twin Bridges for the next 30 years.
George spent many happy hours snowmobiling and 4-wheeling with family and friends in the mountains around Twin Bridges and Sheridan. You could find him up the creek sawing up a load of wood and enjoying being in the outdoors.
George was known for his talent with mechanics and electricity. He had the ability to rubber band, barb wire and duct tape machinery together to get the job done.
George loved German Shepard dogs and had several throughout his lifetime.
George was preceded in death by his parents, George Broksle and Marian Ann (Lasich) Sappington. George is survived by longtime companion, Sandy Svoboda of Dillon; his sister, Louise Ross; nieces, Desiree (Patrick) Navarro and Fallon (Stephen) Stanton and great-nephews Braxton Navarro and Killian Stanton all of Helena; and many cousins. Also Sandy’s children, Matt (Misti) Svoboda and Katie (Tyler) Baret and grand-daughters Harper Svoboda, Sadie Svoboda and Brooke Baret.
A celebration of his life will be held later in the summer. Condolences can be sent to K & L Mortuary of Whitehall.