Sabol, James Peter “Jim” (1942-2005)

Jim Sabol, age 62, of Laurel died while fishing at Cooney Reservoir Sept. 19, 2005. Born James Peter Sabol on November 3, 1942 in Warren, Minn., to Michael and Mary Sabol, he was the youngest of 14 children.

Leaving farming for a career in aircraft maintenance, he moved in 1967 to Montana with his former wife Carol, and had 4 children. He went on to sell tools, than most recently worked for MRL before retiring in 2001. In 1985 he met and later married his lifelong partner, Lorraine. Together they raised 4 more children and spent their free time traveling and having great adventures.

Jim was most happy playing with his grandkids and watching all their antics. He spent a great deal of time in the outdoors exploring ghost towns and mountains, riding atvs, fishing, and hunting elk. Dad said all he needed to get to heaven was ‘Old Brown” (his 64 Chevy), the saddle tanks full of gas, and chained up on all four- he’d get there, using the winch if he had to. He also spent time restoring antique clocks, reading Montana history, watching football, and listening to good music.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Mary Sabol; brothers Michael Jr.; Steve; George, John, Joseph, Thomas, Ernest; sisters Margaret, Magdalen, numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, and grandchild Aspen.

He is survived by his wife Lorraine Sabol of Laurel, brother Elmer of Warren, MN, and sisters Mary Johnson, Julia Nicholls, Lucille Kjos, also near Warren; sons Tony Sabol of Missoula, MT, Thomas Sabol (Karey) of Ashland, OR.; daughters Lynette Prestage (Greg & kids Taylor, Noah, Lauren) of Birmingham, AL, Jean Malley (Jerad & kids Connor, Sierra, Jaden) of Watertown, MN, son Donald Flamm of Billings, MT; daughters Angela DiMichele (kids Devin, Tiffanie ) of Loveland, CO, Mary Belobraidic (John & kids Aaron, Allen, Jenna, Shawn)of Missoula, Sheila Brester (Scott & kids Skye, Scotty, Brooke, Justin) of Billings, numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, and extended family.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Calvary Catholic cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky