John Michelotti, 64, of Polebridge, passed away Monday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2019, surrounded by his family.
John was born on Feb. 4, 1955, in Billings. Following college, John spent his free time in the Flathead Valley. Every chance he had, he would sneak away for hunting, rafting and fishing trips on the North Fork. In 1992, John was able to build his dream cabin just outside of Polebridge. As Crosby, Stills, and Nash put it — this was his “Johnny’s Garden.” He enjoyed photography, fishing, spring bear hunting, golfing around Whitefish and cheering on the Boston Bruins.
John was preceded in death by his father, Bob, and North Fork rancher, Tom Ladenburg. He is survived by his mother, Helen, brother, Jock (Connie); children, Ali and Seve, and Alida and Ceci; the love of his life, Alison Michelotti; North Fork friends, Ed and Ginger St. Onge, and his dog, Lucca.