Alan James Burland, 72, of Ronan, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022, of natural causes. He was born on February 4, 1950, in St. Ignatius to Richard and Faye (Stinger) Burland.
One of his passions throughout his life was boxing. He was a Golden Glove boxer as a teenager and boxed across Montana. He was a crafts man finisher and had a part of many of the buildings and structures on and off the reservation, enjoyed playing cards, dice, pool and sharing stories of his experiences in life.
He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to all that knew him. He was a generous man who was willing to help others when he could. Alan was loved by many and will be missed greatly.
Survivors include his children Kurt (Lena), Denise (John), and Miranda; Jeannie Nowotny, the mother of his children; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; brother Tom and sisters Diane (Dave) and Wendy (Tony), along with many cousins and Corinne Irvine, his special companion over the past 30 years.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Dee Burland; daughter, Ruby Dawn Burland; mother, Faye Burland; father, Richard Burland; and brother, Bryan Burland.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Charlene Burland’s residence.