Donald Thomas Tamcke 1937-2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Donald Thomas Tamcke 1937-2020

Donald Thomas Tamcke passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 while in the care of the wonderful ladies at The Hamilton Assisted Living and Memory Care in Hamilton, Montana.

He was born May 21, 1937 to Ada Hodge and Adolf Tamcke, and raised in the Deer Lodge Valley on the Tom Ryan Ranch with his brother Doug.

In 1958, he married Sharon Graveley and together they had three children: Kathy, Tom and Janet. Don and Sharon raised their family on the ranch in which they later sold to retire to Dillon.

Don is preceded in death by his wife Sharon, parents Ida Hodge and Adolf Tamcke, stepfather Tom Ryan, and sisters Irene Moore and Florence Stol.

He is survived by his children: Kathy and husband Fred Coleman, Tom and wife Debbie Tamcke, Janet and husband Jock McDowell; his grandchildren Lacey and husband Josh Shrum, Dalton and wife Libby Tamcke, Royce Tamcke and fiancé Teryn Tate, Jake and wife Tiffany Coleman, Clay Coleman and fiancé Shamie Rhodes, Connor Coleman and fiancé Chase Holden; and four greatgrandbabies Sloane Shrum, Theodore Shrum, Jhett Tamcke and Etta Lou Tamcke. He is also survived by his brother Doug and wife Mary Tamcke; sistersin-law Linda and husband Dave Treadwell and Jeri Quartey; plus numerous nieces, nephews and very dear friends.

A service was held on Saturday, March 14, 2020, 1 p.m. at the Jewell Funeral Home in Deer Lodge.

The family would like to thank The Hamilton Assisted Living and Memory Care, Partners in Homecare Hospice and Brooke Comer for all their kind care, support and love for Don during these last years of his life. If so inclined, the family would be honored for a donation to be made in Don’s name to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children or charity of your choosing.

Dad...to the end of your life with us and to you joining Mom...raise your glass and “here’s a go.”

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