In Memory

Ronald Schuster

Ronald Schuster

The Lord better be ready for some hard rockin’ blues,'cause the head of the band ‘Schuster’ is on his way. Ronald Lee Schuster, a noted area musician and guitar virtuoso was born March 29, 1949 in Billings and passed away Feb. 1, 2020 in Billings at St. Vincent Hospital at 4:20 a.m.

Ron spent most of his life in Montana. Ron had an infectious spirit and never failed to light up the room. He was a Jack-of-all-trades and especially enjoyed being the manager of Budget Tapes and Records, working at St. Vincent’s Hospital, and was an avid supporter of Yellowstone Public Radio. He was always courtside watching his grandchildren's sporting events, and continued that support through their everyday life. His daughters and grandchildren loved hearing him reminisce on his travels in Europe and working in the kitchen on the Empire Builder Train which ran from Billings to Chicago. He also enjoyed skiing, jam sessions, and performing with his band members.

Ron fought a good fight against cancer for 20 years, but decided to perform on an even bigger stage. Ron’s love for music was only secondary to the love of his family. After many years of bachelorhood, Ronny married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Virginia ‘Ginny’ in August of 1999. With their marriage came four daughters that he treasured as his own.

Ron is preceded in death by his father, T.H. Schuster; mother, Lois (Russell) Morin; and survived by his brother, Wayne Schuster; his wife, Virginia Schuster; his daughters Katherine (Eirik) Stout, Rebecca Schuster, Charlotte (Brad) Bernhart, and Elisabeth Marshall; and the lights of his life, his twelve grandchildren. Ronald Lee Schuster will be dearly missed.

Ron’s celebration of life for family and friends will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5-7 p.m. at The Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill 2203 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101.

There will be a musical tribute to be determined at a later time.

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02/25/20 03:17 PM #1    

Tori Noyes (Reinlasoder)

Huge loss for his family, friends and the Billings community. Ron was such a sweetheart, an extremely hard worker and musical icon. Not only was he my first date as a teenager but I had the privilege of working with Ron at St Vincent Healthcare for many years. You will be missed by many!  Rest In Peace without the pain of cancer.

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