Chuck Schott, 1954 - 2022
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Posted by David Schott (+17910) one month ago


Charles Martin Trzcinski Schott, age 68, of Billings, Montana, passed away peacefully with his loving wife by his side on August 15, 2022, at Billings Clinic Hospital due to complications of COPD.

Chuck was born on July 19, 1954, in Miles City, Montana, to Donald O. and D. Ruth (Trzcinski) Schott.

Chuck grew up and attended schools in Miles City. Soon after graduating from high school Chuck moved to Billings where he worked for the Kinney Shoe Corporation. During the 1970s, Chuck's job with Kinney's took him to Salt Lake City and then to Denver where he developed a lifelong passion for Denver Broncos football.

In the late 1970s Chuck returned to Miles City where he partnered with Robin Rhoads to operate Weather Seal Insulators. Chuck also worked for the Pine Hills School for Boys.

In the mid-1980s Chuck moved to Billings where he attended Eastern Montana College and worked as a bartender at Al's Tavern and then the Billings Elks Lodge. Chuck went on to operate his own carpentry and handyman business and he also worked in operations at KHMT/KSVI Television in Billings.

Chuck's greatest happiness came when he met and later married the love of his life, Tracy Nelson. Chuck and Tracy were together for 35 years.

Chuck enjoyed working with his hands and he could often be found working on a remodeling project around the house. He also enjoyed cooking and baking, and he often treated family with his delicious cookies. Never one to pass up a good time, Chuck will be fondly remembered for his terrific sense of humor and his huge heart.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Tracy, of Billings; his son, Jason Hungerford, of Mesa, AZ; his son, Charlie (Jessica) Schott of Terry, MT; sister, Lori Campbell of Dickinson, ND; brother, Donald E. (Julie) Schott of Colorado Springs, CO; brother, David Schott of Redmond, WA; two granddaughters, Clara and Lily Schott of Terry; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time.

Cremation and Funeral Gallery Obituary: Charles Martin Schott
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Posted by Karen L. Morris (+2116) one month ago
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So very sad, Dave. May you find comfort in your memories and know that, although we can't change things, we all care.
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Posted by Hanson (+2558) one month ago
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Too many good people are passing on. We attended the service for Jeri Dalbec this morning.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+12212) one month ago
I don't mind growing older but it bothers me that everyone else grows older, too. My deepest sympathy.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17954) one month ago
Sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I always enjoyed his posts on this forum, even though he was a conservative nitwit. My thoughts go out to the Schott family
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Posted by Robert Martelle (+949) one month ago
Chuck was a year behind me in high school. I once replied to one of David's posts and mistakenly called him Chuck. My condolences on your loss.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10198) one month ago
Sad, sad news.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9424) one month ago
Sorry for your loss David
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Posted by David Schott (+17910) one month ago
Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. I am going to miss that guy. We had a lot of fun times together.

Terry -- I didn't know Jeri's memorial service was happening yesterday. It would have been her 86th birthday yesterday.

Gunnar -- Chuck used to have a small TV in his kitchen and I swear whenever I went to his house that TV was on and tuned to Fox News.
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Posted by Richard Bonine (+15285) one month ago
I am sorry to learn of Chuck's passing. My condolences to David and the entire Schott family.

Some day I need to figure out what Schott's lived in the house my dad and mom bought in the Yellowstone Valley.


The other day I discovered my drivers license expired back in April. I renewed it for 8 years. It occurred to me this might be the last time I have to go to the DMV.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+2137) one month ago
Dave
So sorry to hear the loss of your brother.
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Posted by David Schott (+17910) one month ago
Richard -- my dad's family came to Terry by way of South Dakota in about 1926. My Grandpa (George) Schott had taken a job working for Al Hewitt managing the Terry Lumber Company.

There were 5 Schott kids, 3 girls and 2 boys. My dad wound up in Miles City. His brother spent much of his life in Billings. The 3 girls all moved to Seattle during WWII and spent the rest of their lives there. Grandma Schott moved from Terry to Seattle in about 1950 after my Grandpa Schott passed away.

The Yellowstone Valley Schotts were not directly related to us.

People familiar with Terry may remember Bud and Bette Goplen. They owned Goplen's Bar and Cafe (I believe it was formerly known as Young's Bar and Cafe). Bette Goplen's maiden name was Schott. She grew up and spent her whole life in Terry. Bette Schott was not directly related to us.

When I was in college I stopped in at Goplen's Bar and, of course, Bette checked my ID (I looked about 15). That was when I first met Bette and learned that she was a Schott.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1713) one month ago
Dave,

I am so sad to see this. My condolences on the loss of your brother.


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Posted by Chuckie (+87) one month ago
Chuck was a great guy, always friendly and helped many people. Sorry for your loss.
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