Carl Mittlieder


(Apr. 5, 2008)

Carl Mittlieder, 88, of Powell, died peacefully Saturday, April 5 at Powell Valley Care Center of natural causes.

He was born Oct. 29, 1919, to Jacob and Caroline (Rebe) Mittlieder in Bowdle, S.D. The family moved to Circle, Mont., when he was a young child.He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 during World War II and returned to Circle, Mont. upon his discharge.

On Aug. 17, 1946, he married Joyce Blanche Dobson in Glendive, Mont., and worked for Consolidated Freghtways and in carpentry until moving to Powell in 1966.

He continued as a carpenter and became a master craftsman, enjoying woodworking to its fullest. His family is blessed with many pieces of his work to remember him by.

He most enjoyed working at Mooncrest Ranch north of Cody up to retirement. Carl also enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, gardening and the family and friends who will miss him.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joyce Mittlieder of Powell; five sons, Clinton Mittlieder of Terry, Mont., Clayton Mittlieder of Burton, Mich., Wayland Mittlieder of Cody, Duane Mittlieder of Cody and Clifton Mittlieder of Billings, Mont.; three daughters, Carla Everling of Colorado Springs, Colo., Yvonne Montgomery of Powell and Pamela Karr of Worland; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters.

A celebration of life, funeral and informal gathering will be Wednesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell, with interment of cremated remains at Powell’s Crown Hill Cemetery.