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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Clarence Wilbert DeTienne
August 11, 1931 - December 6, 2021

Place of Birth: Bainville, Montana
Residence: Glendive, MT formerly of Bainville, MT
Age: 90

Clarence DeTienne left this world on December 6, 2021. He and his wife are together again, dancing among the stars.

Clarence was born to Joseph and Bertha DeTienne on their family farm north of Bainville, Montana, on August 11, 1931. He was the youngest of six children. He attended Johnson Country School for six years before moving to town to attend Bainville Public Schools until his graduation in 1949.

After high school, Clarence worked on the family farm until joining the US Army in 1954. He spent two years in service, after which he was discharged with the rank of Corporal. Returning to civilian life, Clarence continued to work on the farm. In 1957, he began managing Little Muddy Livestock Feeders Corporation in Bainville. In 1984, he purchased the corporation from the stockholders and continued the business until 2008. He was also a brand inspector for over 40 years.

In 1962, Clarence met the love of his life, Opal Anseth. They were married a year later. Together they raised two children, Darcy and Russell, of whom they were very supportive and proud. Their marriage lasted 51 years until Opal’s passing in 2014.

Being a cattleman, Clarence knew how to get the best out of a steak. Family and friends who were blessed over the years to partake in his delectable pieces of beef still talk about it.

Within the Bainville community, he served on the church council, school council, and was a member of the American Legion.

He was known for his branding parties. After the work was done, folks ate a good meal, settled around the campfire, and guitars came out. He (along with others) entertained with his guitar, harmonica, and violin uke while everyone sang along. He enjoyed playing cards, cribbage, thunderstorms, horses, and a good snort of Christian Brothers brandy!

Clarence is preceded in death by his wife, Opal Anseth DeTienne; his parents, Joseph and Bertha (Brenden) DeTienne; his, sisters Vivian Johansen and Delores (Dolly) Borsheim, and his brothers, Archie DeTienne, Harold DeTienne, and Eugene DeTienne. He is survived by his daughter, Darcy; son, Russell; grandchildren, Grace and Max, and several nieces and nephews whom he loved very much.

Cremation has taken place. No funeral services will be held at the request of the deceased.

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Dwight and Sheila Vannatta (Bainville , Mt)
Dec 6, 2021
Darcy and Russ, we send our sympathy and condolences to you and the loss of your dad. It’s been years it seems since we sat at the bar and visited with him and your mom but we did and came to know them as very wonderful people. As dancers we love the picture you gave us and your mom and dad dancing amongst the stars. May their spirits be with you two as you continue on this life. Keep us posted!
Mearl DeTienne (Billings, MT.)
Dec 7, 2021
Sorry to hear of Clarence.s passing, may He rest in peace. Mearl
Carl L Riddle (Bahama, NC 27503)
Dec 8, 2021
I am sorry to learn of the death of Clarence. We became friends while serving in the army. Through the years my wife Marie and I have enjoyed our friendship with Clarence and Opal. Darcy and Russell, please accept our sincere sympathy.
Brian & Kristy Torgerson (Colstrip, MT)
Dec 9, 2021
Darc and Russ, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He lived a long and full life and is reunited with Opal now, dancing a good waltz!
Vikki (Gorder)Johnson (Williston , ND)
Dec 9, 2021
They were family!! I enjoyed visiting with them!!! I am happy we still have contact Wonderful family!!! I am so sorry but I see them dancing with family there!!!
Gennet Martin (Mesa, Arizona )
Dec 10, 2021
Darcy and Russell, I extend my sympathy to you on the loss of your dad. The many happy memories of your parents will sustain you in the days ahead. As a teacher, I am grateful for the support received from both your dad and mom. God Bess your family.47830
Diana Erickson (Seattle, WA-Washington)
Dec 10, 2021
Clarence 1955-56
So sorry, Clarance was my Mother 1st Cousin. I took the Photo in 1955-56 at the 4th of July Parade in Medicine Lake, Montana
Kathy and Frank Loehding (Sidney)
Dec 14, 2021
Sincere condolences on your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent no matter how old you are.
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