Larry Richard Premo

Larry Richard Premo, 74, of Shelby, Mont. passed away on Sept. 13, 2020, after a short battle with cancer.

Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 18, at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby.

Larry was born on July 29, 1946, in Stanley, N.D., to Edward and Virginia Premo. Larry and family moved to Kevin, Mont., at an early age. Then they moved to Sunburst, where he attended grade school and part of high school. Larry and his family later moved to Shelby, where he would finish out his high school career. He lived in numerous places after high school, but always returned to Shelby, which is where he considered home.

Larry grew up playing basketball. As an adult, he found a passion for carpentry, which became his career up until his last days. Larry was an avid sports fan and spent numerous hours traveling to his daughter and grandchildren’s sporting events. Along with his passion for sports, he was an enthusiastic women’s softball coach. Larry’s competitive spirit was contagious to many. 

Larry is survived by his daughter, Shelly Premo Habets (Pat), of Billings; grandson, Jade Premo (Breanna), of Billings; granddaughter, Jacey Frank (Jacob), of Great Falls; brother, Clifton Premo (Karlin), of DuPont, Wash.; brother-in-law, Ernie Gonzalez, of Shelby; dear friend, Judy Kerchner (puppy, Trucky) of Shelby; several nieces and nephews. 

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Virginia; sister, Sheila; and niece, Kimberly.

Condolences can be made to Larry’s memorial page at

Larry will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.