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Marlene Skalsky

POLSON — Marlene Joyce Skalsky, 78, of Polson, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at home surrounded by family and friends overlooking Flathead Lake. Marlene had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for the past several years. She was born on Feb. 3, 1939, in Beach, North Dakota, to Julius and Barbara Larsen. In 1959 she married Paul Skalsky in Sidney where they raised their three boys. Marlene worked as a nurse’s aide in the local nursing home for over 33 years, where she was dearly loved by so many of the residents. She had a sense of humor that endeared her to everyone who knew her. After retiring, Marlene enjoyed volunteering at the local GoodCents...


Thomas Devlin

POLSON — Thomas James Devlin, age 67, passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. Arrangements are pending and under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.


Gerald Keniston Gerald Keniston

POLSON —Gerald “Jerry” Clifford Keniston, 68, of Polson, passed away at his home on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Jerry was born on May 1, 1949, in Portland, Oregon, a son of the late Harold Clifford Keniston and Hazel Viola Matt Keniston. Jerry was a proud member of the Confederated Salish Kooten...


Charles Meyer

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Charles Phillip Meyer of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dixon, Montana, died peacefully at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Born in Cherokee, Iowa, on Oct. 7, 1942, he was the second son of Fred H. and Zelda M. (Cantine) Meyer. He grew up in Quimby, Iowa, where he graduated f...


Marian Garcia

POLSON — It is with great sadness that we had to say our goodbyes to our mother, Marian Suzanne Garcia, who was born Aug. 27, 1943, and passed away on Nov. 23, 2017. She has now joined her loving husband, Joseph E. Garcia, in the afterlife, along with their two infant sons; her sister, Lynda Evins; ...


Michael Collins

ST. IGNATIUS — Michael Thomas Collins, brother of Bernadine Lovell of St. Ignatius; passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, in Roundup, Montana, of cancer. Mike was born in St. Ignatius in March of 1947. He turned 70 this year. He was raised in Kellogg, Idaho. Mike moved to Melstone, Montana, to help his neph...


Evelena Garcia Evelena Garcia

RONAN — Evelena Garcia, at the age of 82, died of natural causes on Nov. 16, 2017, in Polson. Evelena Gilson was born on Nov. 4, 1935, in St Ignatius, to parents Virgil and Lucy Gilson. She spent many of her years living and working in the Mission Valley. She spent her years as a homemaker a...


William Heppell William Heppell

ST. IGNATIUS — William Alfred Farrow Heppell, a self-described “mean, ornery, contrary, cantankerous, and very, very difficult to get along with man,” passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2017. Of course, Bill was very much the opposite of his self-description. He had spent the last 8 months und...


Robert Tiernan Robert Tiernan

POLSON — Born Robert Aloys Tiernan, to Robert Michael and Anna Walsh Tiernan, on Sept. 30, 1932, in Missoula. He was the oldest of two children. He was a dear and loving husband, a nurturing and sensitive father, a kind and supportive brother and a devoted friend to many. Robert was known for his calm ...


Leslie Ember Shepard

ARLEE – Leslie Ember Shepard, age 79, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at his residence in Arlee. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Shrider – Thompson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Ronan Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be sent to the f...


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