Carlat, Daniel Thomas (May 11, 1952 - May 19, 2009)

Dan Carlat

1952-2009

Douglas Budget - May 27, 2009

Funeral services for Dan Carlat, 57, of Buffalo were held May 22 at Big Horn Baptist Church in Buffalo with Pastor Pete Friese officiating.

He died May 19 at his ranch home south of Buffalo. Burial was in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Donations may be made in Dan's memory to the Occidental Jam, a fund that goes to needy families in the Buffalo community, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams.

Daniel Thomas Carlat was born on May 11, 1952, in Sheridan, to Robert and Charlene Carlat. He grew up and went to the first eight grades of school in Broadus, Mont. When he was 14, he moved with his family to his grandparents' ranch in Decker, Mont., and attended high school in Sheridan where he graduated in 1970. After high school he attended Sheridan College for two years and later went to work with his dad on the family ranch near Decker.

He married Linda Aksamit on Dec. 1, 1973, in Ranchester. In 1974 they moved to a ranch on Pass Creek near Wyola, Mont. They lived there for 18 years and in the spring of 1991 bought the Lower Willow Glen Ranch, where they lived and worked until the time of his death.

Dan was very active in the Johnson County Farm Bureau and on the board of directors for the Farm Bureau. He was an officer with the Johnson County Co-op and a long time member of the Homesteader Band that played lots of music in Johnson and Sheridan counties.

Dan enjoyed his ranch work, and collecting and restoring vintage automobiles. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Linda of Buffalo; sons Loren Carlat of Buffalo and Charley Carlat and his wife Amanda of Valencia, Calif.; daughter Janey Back and husband Anthony of Douglas; sisters Shirley Muller and husband Gary of Sheridan, Janice Feaster and her husband Mike of Sheridan and Susan Yalowizer and husband Matt of Ranchester; his parents Robert and Charlene Carlat of Sheridan; and seven grandchildren.

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