Saturday, January 20, 2018


Absarokee –  Lois Marion (Kalt) Schlachter, 75, passed away peacefully at the Stillwater Billings Clinic Columbus. 
Lois was born Dec. 21, 1940, in Redford, Mich., to Clara and Ed Kalt. She married Bill Schlachter July 10, 1959, and had four children: Gary Schlachter (wife Sherri); Lori Schlachter Watson; Jake (wife Renee’) Schlachter and Zeke Schlachter.  Though Lois was an only child her sister-in-law Carol Tuck Gill was like a sister to her.
Lois worked as a beautician, wrote a column for the Stillwater Sun and worked at Montana Silversmiths where she retired after 29 years. She was an active bowler, loved watching all sports and playing bridge with the gals. She loved to travel and visit her children and grandchildren. She was a kind spirit with a great sense of humor. Lois was an amazing, loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, four children and five grandchildren (Brad, Nicole, Natalie, Jacob and Ella).
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held Monday, May 9, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Absarokee, Mont., with burial at the Rosebud Cemetery.