Ron Biery, 72

Thursday, June 24, 2021
Ron Biery, 72

Ronald Eugene Biery January 3, 1949 – June 16, 2021

Some people just garner a reaction and Ron Biery was one of them. Ron was born January 3, 1949 in Rosebud County, Montana and he was raised by his mother Gladys and stepfather Hugh, however he was also raised by his brothers and sisters. He grew up in Rosebud and spent a lot of time on the farm with his brothers. He left Rosebud for the Marines after he graduated high school in 1968, and then came home from Vietnam decorated and honorably discharged.

He became an apprentice butcher in Hardin Montana in 1970, and wed Vicki Yerger in August 1970. Ron and Vicki had three kids, Shawn (named in honor of Hugh), and twins, Ronda and Renae. They owned Camp Custer Service before purchasing Hardin Meat Market in 1976 and eventually owning a grocery store, Shawnalan’s. They moved to Bozeman in 1985 and after exploring several opportunities, he entered into the car sales business before expanding into trucking. He spent the last 35 years in business in the Gallatin Valley, seeing his kids build their families, even after he and Vicki parted. He went from being the baddest man in Montana to become ”Papa Cupkake” to the last generation who were lucky enough to know him. If he was on your side, there was no greater friend. When you heard the stories, you were sure they cannot be true, but everything you heard was “mostly” true.

He was proceeded in passing by his parents and all of his siblings, save Julia Ann (Judy) Juell who remains. He is also survived by the mother of his children Vicki Little, his children, Renae (Kevin) Mattimoe, Ronda Thompson, and Shawn (Debbie) Biery, and his current companion Ann Lower. He is survived by 12 grandchildren and one great grandson, too many nieces and nephews to count, as well as hundreds of honorary children and grandchildren who will all be better off from him being in their world.

Graveside services will be in Forsyth MT on Saturday June 26, 2021 at 1 pm. A celebration of life is being planned in early August 2021 in the Gallatin Valley.