Mal was born November 26, 1943, to Trond and Lillian (Klann) Malheim at Waukegan, Illinois. Mal attended and graduated from Round Lake High School in Round Lake, Illinois. In 1961 Mal joined the US Air Force serving until 1965; he then served in the Air Force Reserve until 1967. On December 3, 1964, Mal married Jeanne James at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. Mal was an accountant for General Mills in Vallejo, California, retiring in 1988. While enjoying raising his children Mal went to college obtaining his associate degree in Criminal Justice, Mal then went on to serve on the Vallejo Police Reserves. Mal also served as the photographer for the 4-H horse and livestock shows. On Dec. 31, 1988, Mal and Jeanne arrived in Sheridan, Wyoming, after relocating from California. While in Sheridan Mal became very involved in the Sheridan Gun Club. Mal was a life time member of the NRA, shot Trap and Silhouette competition. Mal lived to shoot recreationally and competitively and when if he wasn’t shooting he was fishing, many of days were spent trolling Lake DeSmet. In June of 2000 Mal and Jeanne relocated to Sundance where he continued to shoot, fish and care for their horses.
Mal is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jeanne of Sundance; daughters, Heidi (Mick) Malheim of Upton, Wyoming, Maureen (Barry) Ramer of St. George, Utah, and Kellye James of Placerville, California; grandchildren Erik Klein of Gillette, Wyoming, Brianna (Jessie) Klein of Minatare, Nebraska, Valerie (Chris) Carter of Mesquite, Nevada, and Michael Haynes of Gillette; and great-grandchildren Dylan Carter, Alexander Carter, Isabella Haynes, Cheyenne Carter and Dakota Carter and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alan; sister, Carol and faithful companions Angel, Kaycee and Kody.
Funeral services were Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at Fidler-Roberts and Isburg Funeral Chapel with burial following at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established and may be sent to the family at PO Box 97 Sundance, WY 82729.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts and Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be left at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com