John Bernard (Jack) Truscott of Huntley, Montana passed away March 15th at his home. Jack was born April 11,1954 in Forsyth, Montana to John B Truscott, and Marilynn M. Evans-Tjensvoll. Jack spent his youth in Forsyth until he left to attend Shattuck Preparatory School in Faribault, Minnesota. Upon graduation from Shattuck, Jack returned to Montana and attended Montana State University in Bozeman intermittently while working construction in eastern Montana. Jack was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Jack loved Montana and being outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to golf or spend time on area ranches. Jack was always happiest when he could be out enjoying Montana vistas.
Jack worked early on in his career at Colstrip for Peabody Coal. Upon leaving Colstrip, Jack got involved in the telecommunications industry, working for Norther Line Layers, and AT&T. Jack had crews laying fiber-optics from San Diego to El Paso and all over the western US. Jack started his own fiber-optics company, Valley Telecommunications Consultants out of Billings, Montana. Jack was married three times but had no children.
Jack was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Jessie Truscott (Deer Lodge, MT) and Martin and Lesa Evans-Tjensvoll of Glendive; his parents John B, and Marilynn Truscott of Forsyth and John and Solveig Hess, of Glendive. His is survived by two sisters, Jana M. (Ed) Copps of Billings and Dori R (Steve) Schwarzenberger of Longmont, Colorado. Jack had a nephew, Edward T. Copps, Jr., Billings and two nieces, Shevin M. Haverty (Schwarzenberger) of Blum, Texas and Sharee Rae Schwarzenberger of Longmont, CO. He had three cousins who he loved dearly, Linda, Tracy and Marta. Jack went to Norway as a young boy and always treasured his Norwegian heritage.
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 22,2019 at 1 pm at Stevenson and Sons Mortuary in Forsyth, Montana.