Stanley Paul Bidleman

Sunday, April 4, 2021
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An ode to Stanley Paul Bidleman, - 1939-2021.

Stan and Sharon Bidleman were always cool and nifty. Now they’re counting up the years, and adding up to sixty (one)…Both were students at DCHS and with sweet anticipation, Sharon got her wedding ring right after graduation… When Stan met Sharon he thought she was mighty fine, they tied the knot on August 9th, 1959…Their honeymoon made history, you might have heard the shake. Mom and Dad were busy that weekend helping make Quake Lake…Daughter Connie works in a Dr.’s office where she is a nurse. She lives here in Billings where she likes to converse… Son Jeff is an electrician and works in Yellowstone Park, his girls keep him busy and that’s where he made his mark…Youngest boy Paul is a mechanic and loves to ride his bike. He also is in Billings and yes, he likes to hike…A lot had transpired, grandkids they have three. You may have met them…Jacob, Lindsey and Shelbey…We had campouts every summer, hunting in the fall, don’t forget Christmas Fondue, it was fun for all… A lot has transpired, the couple never ran out of steam. They even had energy to join bowling teams… Stan painted for years, Sharon worked for Coke. Many years have gone by now and their retired ol’ folk...They love to play cards, they used to camp and fish, they tend to their yard and garden and that is their wish… You’ll see them at craft shows showing handmade arts, just look at them now, retired ol’ farts.

Stan Bidleman, age 81, of Billings, passed away at home on March 27, 2021, following a lengthy illness.

Stan was born in Glendive on April 4, 1939 to Paul and Marie (Pechar) Bidleman. At the age of 10, he lived in a sheep wagon on Karlen Ranch. At 12, his father passed away and when Marie, his mom, married Adrian Skillstad, he gained five siblings and another father. He graduated from Dawson County High School and married Sharon Colbrese. Stan worked in retail and then Job Service. When he saw the demand for painters; he formed De’Cor Painting which he ran for over 20 years. All of his children worked with him in this business whether they liked it or not. Stan taught his boys to hunt on his family homestead in Glendive. Stan loved to camp, hunt and fish. These hobbies were passed onto his boys and grandkids. A fish fry was one of the family favorite meals. While retired, Stan painted and formed TLC treasures, where he did craft shows with his daughter. Most recently he rock painted. We will all treasure the seasonal decorations he made. What we wouldn’t do to see the pitch game in Heaven right now with Grandpa Harry and Uncle Ronnie ….Stan slamming down the Ace.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon in Billings; daughter, Connie; son, Jeff (Teresa) their children Lindsey (Mike) Merrill (and great-grandson Samson) and Shelbey (Terril) Streck; son, Paul (Susie) and his son Jacob Todd; and five siblings, Shirley Berkey, Norma Green, Faye Scheitlin, Jim Skillstad and Sally Peabody.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Janet Jonas.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date. Remembrances may be shared on Stan’s tribute page at In remembrance, the family asks that you donate to Landon’s Legacy Foundation (Stan was an umpire for many, many years) or Compasses who took care of him this last year.