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Obituaries

Rita Gallagher Rita Gallagher

POLSON — Rita Lily-Anne Gallagher, 82, of Polson, passed away of natural causes on Feb. 11, 2017. Her Catholic faith was important to her and she gained a lot of strength from it. Never giving up and doing her best with what she knew and had was a guiding principle for her. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and reading. Photography, history of the pioneers, and children were her passions. Her quick wit and humor will be missed. Her husband and son preceded her into the after-life. She leaves behind six daughters and four sons, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, as well as many other extended family members. Services have been held. Messages of condolence may be shared wit...


James F. Gerrity James F. Gerrity

POLSON — James F. Gerrity, “Jimmy”, age 53 of Polson, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, doing what he loved, loading logging trucks in the woods. He was born May 28, 1963, in Kalispell, to Betty and Bernard Gerrity. He moved to Polson in 1968, attended elementary school...


Correction

In the Feb. 8 edition of the Valley Journal errors occurred in Rehwalt (Ray) Jorgenson’s obituary. Corrections are: Stepbrothers Robert, Donald and Richard Bauer preceded Ray in death. Mr. Jorgenson has a great great-granddaughter who survives him. The Valley Journal regrets the errors.


Rita Gallagher

KALISPELL — Rita Lily “Anne” Gallagher, age 82, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Kalispell Medical Regional Center. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ronan. Time will be announced. Arrangements are under the care of Shrider Thompson Funer...


Alan ‘Al’ Bohn

RONAN — Alan “Al” Bohn, 70, of Ronan, passed away at home on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. A full obituary will follow and at Al’s request, no services are planned. Shrider-Thompson Funeral Home is assisting the family.  


Hazel Anna Trusler

POLSON — Hazel Anna Trusler of Polson went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2017. Born on April 7, 1935, in Pasco, Washington, to Jerl and Ara Weber, she was the second of 14 children. The family moved to the Mission Valley, eventually moving to Charlo, where they owned and operated a dairy farm. ...


Skiler Blake Quaring Skiler Blake Quaring

RONAN — Skiler Blake Quaring passed gently into the arms of Jesus on Jan. 18, 2017, at St. Luke Hospital. Born two months ahead of schedule on April 18, 2016, weighing 3 pounds, 11 ounces, he thrived in his parents’ love and care. He grew quickly into a happy boy who laughed easily and was a joy ...


David L. Vega

CHARLO – David L. Vega, age 75, passed away on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, at Lakeview Care Center in Bigfork. Memorial services for David will be held at a later date in California. Arrangements are under the direction of Shrider – Thompson Funeral Home in Ronan.


Dustin Robert Sloan

VICKSBURG, MICHIGAN — Dustin “Dusty” Robert Sloan, of Vicksburg, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Our precious first born son, Dustin, has succumbed to his demons. While our hearts break, I choose to believe he has found peace. We were ever hopeful he would get beyond h...


Phillip Henry Kuntz Phillip Henry Kuntz

RONAN — Phillip Henry Kuntz, age 86, beloved grandpa, and avid lover of classic cars and family, passed away in Ronan, in the presence of his granddaughters on Jan. 12, 2017. He was born on Oct. 6, 1931, in Joliet, Montana, to Adam Kuntz and Lena Bosch Kuntz, and resided in the Ronan and Butte areas...


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