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Ralph R. Rindal

June 19, 1933 — July 27, 2021

Ralph R. Rindal 88, of Musselshell, a loving husband and father of seven children passed away on Tuesday July 27th, 2021in St. Vincent Healthcare of natural causes. Ralph was born June 19, 1933, in Lewistown, Montana to Olaf and Rose (Baucke) Rindal. During his time at Roy High School, he enjoyed playing multiple sports and rodeoing. He found success that earned him a spot on the first high school rodeo team to qualify for the High School National Finals Rodeo in New Mexico. Shortly after graduating in 1951, he enlisted into the Air Force where he proudly served his country. Receiving an honorable discharge in 1957. He followed in his father's footsteps of ranching near Roy, Montana in the Missouri River Breaks area, where he spent most of his life pursuing his passion of farming and ranching.  With declining health, he and his wife, Michele, of 47 years, decided to scale back their operation and purchase a few acres for a small cattle operation on the Musselshell River outside of Melstone, MT, where he spent the rest of his days.

He is survived by his wife Michele of Musselshell; their two boys Angus (Kimberly) of Musselshell and Olin (Rebecca) in Alaska, sons Phil (Genel) and Scot (Melonie), daughters Lori (Bill) and Jodi (Archie); brothers Robert (Corrine) and Danny (Pat); sister-in-law Joyce; eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother John, one daughter Viki, and one granddaughter Heather.

Ralph was very much loved by his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed.

A memorial will be scheduled at a later date, cremation has taken place with the Cloyd Funeral Home assisting the family,

Friends are asked to make memorials to the charity of their choice and they may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at

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