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Rita Elizabeth Tait Rita Elizabeth Tait

RONAN — Rita passed away peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital in Ronan on Dec. 28, 2016. Mom was born on Dec. 23, 1922, in Grunmorsbach, Germany, and lived there the next thirty years. In 1954, she married Robert Tait. In 1955, the family moved to America with stops in California, Washington, Alaska, and Colorado. They resided in Colorado Springs until Robert’s death in 2001. Mom then moved Montana to enjoy the beauty of the Polson area for fifteen years. In 2010, she spent a year in St. Joseph’s Assisted Living and the next five years in the comfort and loving care of St. Luke’s Extended Care in Ronan, until her death. Rita is survived by her son, Karl, and...


Keith David Mueller Keith David Mueller

POLSON — Keith David Mueller, 76, of Polson, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, of complications from Alzheimers disease. He was born on Feb. 27, 1940, in St. Maries, Idaho, to Clarence and Henriette Mueller. Keith graduated from St. Maries High School in 1958. He completed one year of college ...


Dallas Davis Dallas Davis

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — On the morning of Dec. 26, 2016, Dallas Davis of Green River, Wyoming, passed away at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a sudden illness, at 23 years old. Dallas was born in Helena on Dec. 6, 1993, and was the oldest child of Dave and Kelly Davi...


Anita Rae Hahn Seibert Anita Rae Hahn Seibert

RONAN — Anita Rae Hahn Seibert died at the family home in Ronan on Dec. 21, 2016. Anita was born on Jan. 9, 1939, in Ronan to Ralph and Elizabeth Hahn. Anita’s parents, her husband of 44 years, Homer, both of her sons, Tom and Henry, her brother, Jay Hahn, and several aunts, uncles, and cousin...


Aliene D. Cooper Aliene D. Cooper

RONAN — Aliene D. Cooper, age 85, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at the Mountain View Care Center. She was born on June 8, 1931, in Sykeston, North Dakota, the daughter of Henry and Pauline(Wutzke) Cellmer. Aliene attended and graduated from Edgar (Mont.) High School in 1949. On November 17, 1...


Alfred Charles Verschoot Alfred Charles Verschoot

ABSAROKEE — Alfred Charles Verschoot was born Dec. 30, 1935, to Albert and Anna Lee (Horsford) Verschoot at McCone City, Montana, near the Fort Peck Dam where Albert was working. Al, (nicknamed Pearl), grew up near Circle, Montana, graduating from Circle High School in 1954. He joined the Marines an...


Barbara Jean Bigg Barbara Jean Bigg

ST. IGNATIUS – Barbara Jean Biggs, 82, enjoyed helping people, reading books, and dipping her toes in the Flathead Lake. She died surrounded by her family on Dec. 17, 2016, from complications with dementia. She was born in Nebraska in 1934 during the Great Depression that taught her to save and recy...


Donna H. Tracy Hout

To each and every one who knew, cherished and enjoyed a charming lady, who was full of life for so many years, Donna H. Tracy Hout … It was Donna’s wish not to have a service. We take this time to thank all of you for being our friends, for your fellowship and for your labors of love that you...


Lorraine Walston Lorraine Walston

RONAN — Lorraine Walston of Ronan passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, of natural causes. She was 95 years old. Lorraine was born on Sept. 18, 1921, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Rose Tichava. She attended school in both Berwyn and Hinsdale, Illinois. After graduating, she worked in a war plant and l...


Esther Shoquist Esther Shoquist

POLSON — Esther Evelyn (Twedt) Shoquist, retired secretary, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan. Esther was born Sept. 5, 1923, on the homestead farm on Fairfield Bench to parents, George and Clara (Talifson) Twedt. Esther attended grade school at the original ...


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