Eugene Habets

Born: Fri., Jan. 12, 1940
Died: Thu., Jun. 15, 2017

Vigil Service

7:00 PM Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
Location: Choteau St. Joseph's Catholic Chucrch

Funeral Mass

1:00 PM Wed., Jun. 21, 2017
Location: Choteau St. Joseph's Catholic Chucrch

Graveside Service

6:00 PM Wed., Jun. 21, 2017
Location: Dutton Cemetery

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Eugene "Gene" H. Habets, Jr., 77, of Dutton, Montana, passed away June 15, 2017, at home with his family. Gene as born on January 12, 1940, in Conrad, MT, to Eugenius "Eugene" Hubertus and Irene (Slezak) Habets. Eugenius emigrated from The Netherlands with his father in 1913, and Irene's parents emigrated from Silesia. Growing up Gene worked on the family farm and silver mine near Valier. Gene married Lois Ann Franklin on December 2, 1967, in Anaconda, MT. Their children and grandchildren were the loves of their lives. After crossing the country as a custom cutter, Gene worked in a mine in Anaconda, was road superintendent for Pondera County and owned a restaurant in Conrad. After retiring the first time, Gene was a mechanic with A&P Motors and Greyn's Supply in Dutton. In his spare time he flood irrigated and worked on cars. His favorite car was a 1958 Chevy Impala. Gene is survived by four of five daughters, LaVee (Kenneth) Arnold of Shelton, WA, Vi Habets of Dutton, Char (JC) Shepard of Pagosa Springs, CO, and Farlee (John) Albertson of Bremerton, WA, and his five brothers and sisters. His grandchildren include Tyler (Jessicca) Arnold of Helena, Chris Albertson of Shelton, WA, Carrie Carlbom (Austin Christopherson) of Rawlins, WY, Mallory Arnold of Lacey, WA, Sarah Albertson of Bremerton, Cyndi Albertson of Shelton, WA, Steven Werre of Dutton, Derek Carlbom of Dutton, Dominique Albertson of Bremerton, and Brian Carlbom of Pagosa Springs, CO, and Mason Carlbom and Brenden Carlbom of Las Vegas, NV. Gene was preceded in death by his wife Lois, daughter Noreena Habets, parents and one brother. A vigil service will take place June 20, at 7pm, and funeral mass June 21, at 1pm, both at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Choteau. Burial will follow at Dutton Cemetery under the direction of Gorder Jensen Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute or Lions Club of Choteau, Easter Egg Hunt Bicycle Fund. Condolences may be left on-line at

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Bob & Ruthi Shepard
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Keeping all your family in our hearts and prayers at this very difficult time. Gene blessed all your lives as you did his. Love, Bob and Ruthi

Carrie Carlbom
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
The best grandpa a girl could ever ask for...I will miss him SOOO much!! RIP Papa! I love you!

Harm Toren (Little Harmie)
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
May god bless you on your next journey, rest in peace and re-unite with those pre-ceding you.

Grace Woodman
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
My sincere condolences.

LaVee Arnold
   Posted Sat June 24, 2017
RIP Dad. You were the best dad thst any girl could ask for. You will be missed and loved forever. I know that you can now play cards with mom and teach my sister how to play. I love you and miss you terribly.

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