ProRodeo Sports News - Feb. 18, 2022

trailing cattle with Hahnkamp. Hahnkamp also picked up with the likes of Walt and Ann Secress, Larry Kane, Mel and SamMcDowell, Bob Kunesh, Kenny Carpenter, Harry Hamilton, Jay Hogan, Dick Lyman, Tom Harmon, and Dianne Kessler. Hahnkamp always put the cowboys and the stocks safety before his wellbeing. He also hauled longhorn calves to the PRCA rodeos on the country. He hauled them for Kessler’s Sankey, Brookman, Franzen, Barnes, Jacobs, Cotton Rosser, and numerous other pro and amateur contractors. He became an honorary member of WMC Rodeo Club in 1994 and was inducted as a Rodeo Legend in the Montana Pro Rodeo Hall andWall of Fame in 2013 and the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2014. He loved spending time with family and friends where there was no shortage of stories and laughter, and he was sure to send you on your way with a joke or a trick played on you. Hahnkamp was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Jackie, his sisters Lorraine Clawiter and Karen Hahnkamp, his beloved wife of 61 years, Joyce Corning Hahnkamp, and great grandbaby, Rooster Schuetz. He is survived by sons Lee (Dalene) Hahnkamp, Jay (Denise) Hahnkamp, and grandchildren: Mandy Hahnkamp, Darcy (Matt) Schuetz, Samantha ( JR) Davis, Charlee (Matt) Reed, Dillon Hahnkamp and Cord Hahnkamp, and nine great grandchildren: Kolton and Carsyn Davis, Jacob, Anna Jo, Abraham, and Sampson Schuetz, Deliah, Rylee, and Kinlee Reed. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews and his special friend Beverly Figgins. Memorials may be made to the Hahnkamp Family Rodeo Scholarship Fund at Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan in Dillon. More details at

in Solon, Iowa, before joining the PRCA. She started her career there with Rodeos Inc. and went on to work for Korkow Rodeo from South Dakota as well as numerous others before ending her career with Dakota Rodeo. Through the years she worked as a timer at the National Finals Rodeo twice and was the secretary or timed at the Great Lakes Circuit Finals numerous times. She was a longtime Grant County, Wis., resident, living in the Woodman and Blue River area since 1965. She enjoyed her friends at the Marion-Woodman Church ladies aid group and Blue River Methodist Church. After ending her career as a rodeo secretary, she moved to Stillwell, Okla., and worked at the University of Oklahoma for several years before returning to the Boscobel area. Urbanek was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don, son Milton, and daughter Dawn. Urbanek is survived by her sister Nancy; two children: C.J. Urbanek and Mike (Martha Martin) Urbanek; grandchildren: Calvin Urbanek, Tracie Aker, Ashley Hebert (Ty), and Jack Urbanek; great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Clayton, Cole, Charlie, and Harper as well as her longtime close friend Rosemary Aden. A private family graveside service will be held later in the Oakland Cemetery, Solon, Iowa. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Richard (Dick) Otley, an accomplished PRCA saddle bronc rider, passed away Sept. 28, 2021, in Bend, Ore. He was 73. Otley was born in Burns, Ore. Otley grew up ranching in Harney County. He was in the U.S. Army and fought in Vietnam. After his military service, Otley returned to the ranch and rodeo arena. He married his wife Peggy Menkenmair and raised a son, Dusty and daughters. Nikki and Lindsay. They moved from the family ranch in Burns to Summer Lake, Ore., and started a ranch of their own. They raised cattle and horses. Otley was the epitome of a “cowboy.” He was known for his horsemanship and ranching ability. His is survived by his wife, and his son and daughters and their spouses and numerous grandchildren. RICHARD (DICK) OTLEY



Charles Hahnkamp, a PRCA pickup man and member of the Montana Pro Rodeo Hall andWall of Fame and the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame, passed away Jan. 13. He was 90. Hahnkamp lived life larger than anyone we know.

It doesn’t seem like there was a soul who didn’t know Charlie Hahnkamp and

have a story or two to tell of him. He would do anything for anybody! All he ever wanted to be a cowboy, and a cowboy he was, but so much more. Hahnkamp was born on Feb. 2, 1931, to Charles Preston Hahnkamp and Elva Minerva Coston ( Jackie) in Chinook, Mont., in a sheep camp. His family moved to Ashland when he was 3 and was only 5 when he saddled up and started riding his horse to school. By the age of 11, he was living and working for Tom and Girly Gilmore on Tongue River. In 1957, he married Joyce Corning and continued to ranch until they moved to Joyce’s family’s ranch in Melrose with their infant son Lee in 1959. In 1963, another son, Jay Hahnkamp joined the family on the ranch on the Big Hole River. While running an Angus cattle operation, he became the President of the Vipond Grazing Association, and was honored as a Montana Stockgrowers Stockman of the Year. He lobbied for stronger legislation in Montana and inWashington D.C., and was awarded the Jefferson Award for his outstanding public service in his war against knapweed. In addition to ranching, Hahnkamp spent back of bucking horses, hauling bulls, and furnishing roping and bulldogging stock. He picked up bucking horses with Bob Pauley, spent many hours keeping track of legendary Billy Pauley while he was only 8 years old Hahnkamp

PRCA NOTES almost 30 years working for stock contractors, as a pickup man, rescuing cowboys from the MARIAN RUTH URBANEK Marian Ruth Urbanek, a PRCA rodeo secretary and timer for more than 50 years, of Blue River Wis., passed away Jan. 19, at Schmitt Woodland Hills. She was 85. Urbanek was born on August 2, 1936, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Ruth (Krause) Burlingham.

Urbanek was a PRCA Gold Card member. She started as a rodeo secretary for Fred Cochran



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