Thomas Weinberg

Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Thomas Albert Weinberg, 81 of Hardin, Montana passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at home with his family by his side.

Tom was born March 19, 1938 to Joseph and Kathryn Butkay Weinberg. He was the youngest of four children and was born on a leased farm on the Little Big Horn River. In 1942, his parents purchased the current farm 10 miles north of Hardin.

Tom graduated from Hardin High School in 1956 and entered the Army. After serving two years he returned home to farm with his Dad. While in high school, Tom won the Montana State Bareback championship, which awarded him his favorite belt buckle and a trip to the National High School Rodeo in Reno, Nevada in 1956.

While working on the family farm, Tom met the love of his life, Carolyn Samuelson, and they were married in Hardin on November 13, 1960. Tom and Carolyn soon moved to Custer, Montana to farm and ranch for the next 33 years before returning to the family farm north of Hardin in 1996. Even while being busy on the farm, he took time to attend church with his family on Sundays and serve his community on the Custer Congregational Church Board and the Custer School Board. He was also a 4-H Leader and participated in numerous Bible studies. Tom served on the Board of Directors for the Farmers Union Co-op from 1969-2009, and was the president for many years. Tom also served on the Big Horn Low Line Ditch Board and was the vice president. Tom was a proud founding member of the Gateway Christian Center north of Hardin. Tom and Carolyn were blessed with three children; Jeffrey, Kimberly and Kathy and happily celebrated their 58th year of marriage in 2018.

Tom was known for his generosity. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone. Their home was always open to welcome everyone in for a good hot meal and friendly conversation. Tom formed many lifelong, loyal friendships. He showed great love and affection to his entire family. Tom mentored many young men over the years – those who worked for him and neighboring farmers. Tom truly had a servant’s heart.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Kathryn Weinberg; and his sisters, Helen (Bill) Greenfield and Hazel Sandon.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Carolyn; brother, Raymond (Shirley) Weinberg; his son, Jeffrey (Janelle) Weinberg; his daughters, Kimberly (Edward) Pletan and Kathy (Douglas) Bryant; grandchildren, Tate Weinberg, Christy (Adam) Jones, Jessica (Adam) Wilmarth, Ethan (Tori) Pletan, and Boyd (fiancé Baylee) Pletan, Hunter Bryant, Sarah Weinberg, Joshua Bryant, Shaina Grinsteiner, Trey Grinsteiner; four greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, some of whom lived and worked for Tom over the years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Spirit of Life Foursquare Church in Crow Agency, Montana. Interment with Military Honors will be at Fairview Cemetery in Hardin. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Big Horn County Historical Museum or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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