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Jean Steilen

POLSON — Jean Steilen passed away this winter at her daughter’s home in New Jersey. There will be a memorial service held on May 20 at 11 a.m. at the Masonic Temple and will be followed by lunch. All are welcome to remember Jean and to share your stores.  


Daniel Phipps Daniel Phipps

BIGFORK — Daniel K. Phipps, 70, sailed into the night sky March 3, 2019, perhaps on the wings of the snow angel his daughter made outside his sunny window at the Lakeview Care Center, Bigfork. He was an airplane pilot, a live-aboard sailor, and a San Francisco gourmet. Night sailing with him between th...


William Tremper

MISSOULA — William Tremper, well known businessman and community leader in Polson and Missoula, died May 7, 2019, at age 94  of natural causes. Services for him are: vigil service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at St. Anthony’s Church in Missoula; funeral at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 17...


Frank Zacek Frank Zacek

RONAN — Frank passed away on May 5, 2019, at the hospital in Ronan. Frank was born in Lindsay, Nebraska, on June 4, 1936, the son of Peter and Violet Zacek. The family moved and resided in Niobrara, Nebraska, where his father ran the family business, Sanitary Meat Market. Frank graduated from Niobra...


Dick Lippincott Dick Lippincott

HELENA — Former Polson resident Richard C. “Dick” Lippincott passed away on April 29, 2019, in Helena, at the age of 87. Born Aug. 1, 1931, in Pennsylvania, Dick graduated from Radnor High School outside of Philadelphia in 1949. He then attended the University of Colorado, where he stu...


Jane Johnston

POLSON — Jane Ann Johnston of Polson passed away on March 30 at her home, surrounded by family and friends. Jane was born on May 18, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio. Preceding her in death was her mother, Sophie; her father, Carl; her sister, Joan; her brother, Don; her husbands, George Moon and Bud Johnst...


Emma Acciavatti

ST. IGNATIUS — Emma Lorraine Acciavatti, 85, of St. Ignatius passed away on Thursday, May 2, after an extended stay at The Pines of Mission. She was the sixth of seven children born to Mildred and Orie Ivie in Mackay, Idaho, on July 15, 1933. Her family lived in Utah before moving to Alaska. There s...


Clark Vallee

ST. IGNATIUS — Clark Andrew Vallee, six months, became our guardian angel on April 29. Clark, our little monster boy. Constant energy, he was our little monkey, jumping and talking all the time. The smell of joy filled anywhere he was. He loved to go outside and jump on our chests. He was a good bab...


Theresa Taylor Theresa Taylor

POLSON – Theresa Squires Taylor, age 58, passed away on April 21, 2019, in Kalispell, surrounded by her family. Theresa was born on April 4, 1961, in Anaheim, California, to Vinola Saunders Squires and Garry Squires. While living in Western Montana, Theresa attended Loyola Sacred Heart High School i...


Vivian Aylesworth

PABLO — Vivian F. Aylesworth, 87, of Ronan, passed away on Feb. 5, 2019. A Celebration of Life memorial will be held at the Pablo Christian Church, 35890 Clairmont Road, at noon on Saturday, May 4. 


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