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Joseph Emil Oeschger Joseph Emil Oeschger

ST. IGNATIUS — Joseph Emil Oeschger was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Palo Alto, California and passed away Sept. 5, 2022. With the exception of two years in the Army, he lived in Palo Alto until 2014. Joe earned his Mechanical Engineer degree from San Jose State. He then spent the next 42 years working for Jennings in San Jose. He continued to contract with them for another 10 years. Joe loved to tinker and work on his 1926 Model T Ford which he acquired when he was in junior high school and still owned. As an avid hunter, Joe’s love of hunting brought him every year to the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana during his vacations. After retiring, he and his wife Alice moved to ...

Maurice Webber Maurice Webber

Maurice Richard Webber passed away Sept. 1, 2022, surrounded by family in Rigby, Idaho. Maurice was born Aug. 30, 1928, to Martha Hagemann and Hubert Louis Webber in Wibaux, Montana. He was the oldest of five children, Maurice, Kenneth, Delores, LeRoy, and Gladys. When he was 6 years old, he had to move to t...

Bernadine Lee Lovell

St. Ignatius — On Aug. 24 Bernie was called home by her Heavenly Savior, after a hard fought battle with cancer, which was made more difficult and decisive due to prior health conditions. She was 86 years old and living in St. Ignatius. Bernie was born on May 1, 1936,  in Glasgow, Montana. Her ...

Joyce C. Reed

KALISPELL — Joyce C. Reed, age 93 of Kalispell, died on Aug.6, 2022, at Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation. Joyce was born in 1929 in Lima, Montana. She and brother Jack were raised by parents, Alma and Alice (Dowell) Clark. She graduated from Missoula County High School, (now Hellgate), and the Univers...

Alice Cooper Alice Cooper

POLSON — Alice Joan Cooper, 91, passed away peacefully on Aug. 11, 2022, at The Pines of Mission in St. Ignatius. Alice was born on Sept. 9, 1930, in Sparks, Nebraska. She was the daughter of LaVern and Edith Combs. She had four brothers and five sisters. In 1947 the family moved to Polson. Alice gradu...

Charles Lockwood Charles Lockwood

HEREFORD, ARIZONA — Charles Melvin Lockwood, 80 years old, a resident of Via Elegante Assisted Living, 4120 E. Ramsey Road, Hereford, AZ, 85615, passed quietly surrounded by family on July 29, 2022. Chuck was born in Lynn, Washington, on Aug. 23, 1941, to George Lockwood and Julia Holton. Chuck g...

Thomas Borr Thomas Borr

POLSON — Thomas (Tom) David Borr, 60, passed away in Polson, Montana, on Aug. 16, 2022, after a brave battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma). He was born in 1962 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to his beloved mother Betty and father Earl.   Tom graduated from Western Michigan University and his advent...

Thomas Gregg Thomas Gregg

POLSON — Thomas “Tom” Stewart Gregg, Jr., age 82, passed away on June 21, 2022, at Community Medical Center in Missoula, with his son Kevin and daughter Iklil beside him. He was born on July 25, 1939, in Omaha, Nebraska the son of Thomas Stewart “Stu” and Hazel Francis (Larson) ...

Brenda Costilla Brenda Costilla

POLSON — Brenda S. (Rodda) Costilla, age 63, passed away at home on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. She was born on Feb. 16, 1959, to Miles and Janet (Dingman) Rodda. She graduated in 1978 from Ronan High School.  Brenda married Rick Costilla on April 6, 1991, in Polson. She worked a variety of jobs t...

Rodney Stedje

RONAN — Rodney Erick Stedje, age 70, passed away on June 3, 2022, at his residence. Memorial services for Rod will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Faith Lutheran Church, 406 Fifth Ave. SW. If you would like to stream the service, please go to: faithlutheranchurch-ronanmontana. Arran...

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