Harry James Theurer passed away March 10, 2020, after a short battle with cancer, surrounded by his family.
He was born November 22, 1937, in Grant County, North Dakota, to Albert and Johanna (Schmidt) Theurer, the 4th of 14 children. Harry came to Billings in 1958 and worked for Lovell Clay Products, and Creek Building Maintenance. From there he went to work for Wilcox Volkswagen, then McNally’s VW, Porsche, and Audi.
He went to Beaverton, Oregon for Audi repair training several times.
He retired in 1990 and opened Harry’s Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair with his wife and son, Darren.
On October 24, 1959, he married Lorraine Eckman, the love of his life, at the First American Lutheran Church in Hardin, Montana. They just celebrated 60 years of marriage. They had three children; Les (Kim), Darren (Joni), and Sheryl Theurer Casey, all of Billings.
Harry loved to go dancing with Lorraine on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. He loved to have a beer and play pool; loved to work on cars. The 1973 pickup he restored was his pride and joy. He watched western movies and could tell you word for word what is going to happen before they showed it again. John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, and Gunsmoke were his favorites.
Survivors include his wife Lorraine, his children, and grandchildren: Cody Theurer, Danielle (Zach) Gorton, Callie Theurer, and Miranda (Tyler) Welter; a great-granddaughter Zoe, and great grandson, Eli; also three sisters and three brothers; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.
Memorial services and interment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Atonement Lutheran Church Building Fund.