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Roberta (Bobbi) Luke

POLSON — Roberta (Bobbi) Luke, 77, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Viewing will take place on Friday, March 27, from 1-5 p.m. at Lake View Funeral Home in Polson. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Polson Presbyterian Church, 301 Fourth Ave. E. A full obituary will follow next week.  


Nadine Sharlene Clairmont

PABLO – Nadine Sharlene Clairmont, 65, passed away Sunday, March 22, with her family at her side. A wake began Monday, March 23, at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius. A rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.Closing ceremony for the wake will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 25.  Funeral s...


Russell Gene “Russ” Redekop Russell Gene “Russ” Redekop

RONAN — Russell Gene “Russ” Redekop, 54, of Ronan, passed away unexpectedly, of natural causes, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at his residence in Ronan.  Russ was born Oct. 19, 1960, in Polson to Dean and Norma Redekop. In 1971 Russ’ father was tragically lost in an auto accide...


Betty Lou Samsel Betty Lou Samsel

POLSON — Betty Lou Samsel, 82, of Polson, passed away on March 18, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital, of natural causes. She was born on Nov. 18, 1932, in St. Ignatius to Lawrence and Edith Decker. She attended school in St. Ignatius and was Salutatorian of her Class of 1950. Betty was married 63 years t...


Maxine Hankins Garcia Maxine Hankins Garcia

PABLO – Maxine Hankins Garcia of Pablo, passed away Tuesday morning March 17, 2015, of natural causes. Maxine grew up in Fort Benton and was the eldest of seven children. She received her teaching degree in art and physical education from Western Montana College in Dillon. She later earned her master&r...


Pansy Achenbaugh Pansy Achenbaugh

Polson — Pansy Pauline Achenbaugh, age 100, passed away in her sleep on March 5, 2015, at St Luke’s Extended Care Facility in Ronan, Montana. Pansy was born on Feb. 6, 1915, in Corning, California, to Charles James Owens and Hazel Mable (Wink) Grundy. She was raised with her brother, Jesse (Bud) ...


Lyla Smyth Lyla Smyth

ST. IGNATIUS – Lyla Smyth “Sis,” 86, lifetime resident of St. Ignatius, passed away March 10. She was the youngest of ten children born to Baptiste and Annie Cote in St. Ignatius. She attended the Ursuline School, finishing her education at St. Ignatius High School. A gift that she proba...


Donald G. Zimmerman Donald G. Zimmerman

Kalispell — Donald G. Zimmerman, 75, of Somers, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, surrounded by his three children, at Brendan House, after a short battle with cancer. He was born on July 12, 1939, in Saskatchewan, Canada, to Henry and Ethel “Peggy” Zimmerman. As a young boy he gre...


Jay “Red” Stevens, Jr. Jay “Red” Stevens, Jr.

RONAN — Jay “Red” Stevens, Jr., age 78 of Ronan, passed away March 1, 2015, of pulmonary fibrosis at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 16, 1936. He was the only boy in a family of eight. Jay moved to Eureka, Montana, at age 18, where he met...


Frank H. Roderick Frank H. Roderick

HELENA — Frank passed away at the family home in Helena, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the age of 96. He was born in Missoula on May 2, 1918, to Marion and Rosina Roderick. The family moved to the Orchard Homes Community in 1921. He attended Hawthorne Grade School and later Missoula County High School...


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