HELENA — On Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at approximately 4 a.m. near Nelson, Logan’s young life was taken too soon, at the age of 16, as a result of a car accident. Logan was a sophomore at Capital High School. He, along with two of his best buddies were on their way to do what he loved most, hunting.
Logan was born in Helena, to Debbie Guse (Voelkel) and Daryl Guse. Born six weeks early and a fighter from the start, he spent two weeks in the NICU in Great Falls. Even as a newborn Logan demanded everyone’s attention with his bright red hair, that twinkle in his eye, and his infectious, mischievous smile. We always knew he would be a fireball. He had a contagious laugh and a bright smile that would light up any room. He brought joy and happiness to everyone, no matter who they were. At Capital High School and Super 1 Foods, Logan was known for his sense of humor and was a bright light in everyone’s day. Without his presence there will be a silence felt by all who knew him.
The youngest of four, Logan hit the ground running. By the age of 2, he took off his own training wheels to keep up with the big kids because nothing would ever hold that boy back! He spent time with his neighborhood grandpa, Hoy Bryant, who taught him about yard work and how to fix things. Logan was forever fascinated by how things worked, always taking them apart and trying his best to put them back together, usually with a few misplaced or extra pieces. No matter what he was doing, Logan insisted on having music blaring in the background. He loved anything upbeat, but country most of all.
Logan’s love for the outdoors and nature started at a very young age. From camping to fishing, hunting and hiking, he never turned down the opportunity to be in the mountains with his family. He enjoyed taking many spontaneous trips and spending countless memorable hours fishing with his mom. With fly poles and tackle, hiking gear and his boots, Logan was prepared for any adventure at a moment’s notice. Finally old enough to carry his own rifle hunting, he was always on the lookout for the big one.
Logan enjoyed many summers at his uncle Earl and aunt Karen’s ranch in Hamilton. He loved haying, tying flies, fly fishing and helping neighbors with odd jobs, always wanting to help. As Logan got older he was a natural with any shop class, always working with his hands, pouring his heart into every project. Spending many hours helping his dad work on cars and household projects, he was always willing to help and learn. He loved automotive and wood shop, and aspired to learn about welding. His dream was to run his uncle’s ranch, making a living doing what he loved most. Hunting. Fishing. And loving every day.
Logan was preceded in death by: his great grandparents, Erna L. and John G. Guse, Earle E. and Lucelle Philips, Dorothy and Orville Popenhagen; grandfather, Glenn L. Voelkel.
Logan is survived by: his mother, Debbie Guse and father, Daryl Guse; brother Casey (Katrina) Guse, along with their children, Addyson and Braxton; sisters Katie Guse and Morgan Guse; grandparents, Ron J. and Mary L. Guse, and his Oma Carol Popenhagen; aunts and uncles; Caryn Guse, Julie (Scott) Schneckloth, Amber Langley, Susan (Leland) Tash, and Harold Voelkel; cousins, Calvin, Megan, Shelby, Sean, Stephanie, Stacia, Chelle, Ronald, Liana and Dion; and a large extended family and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, at the Helena First Assembly of God Church, 2210 Dodge Ave. A reception will immediately follow in the fellowship hall of the Church. Burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations sent to the Montana Wildlife Federation at montanawildlife.org in memory of Logan’s great love for wildlife and the outdoors. Also, a GoFundMe account has been set up at gofundme.com/logan-guse-memorial-fund to help offset the cost of funeral expenses. Please visit aswfuneralhome.com to offer a condolence to the family or to share a memory of Logan.