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Vicki Lynn Rogers Vicki Lynn Rogers

RONAN — Vicki Lynn Rogers, a passionate Beatles fanatic, went to her “Strawberry Fields Forever” surrounded by family as well as “The Fab Four,” on Friday, July 31. As she took her broken wings and learned to fly, she was accompanied on her journey by a band of angels that included: her parents, Raymond and Margaret Indermeuhle; her aunt, Illene Armstrong; Emmanuel and Marie Rogers; Allen Rogers; Little Buddha and her two sons, Glenn Raymond and Mark Lee James. “Eight Days a Week,” she pursued her passion of giving “Help!” to students within the Ronan School District for more than 20 years. In addition to being a crusader for students...


Peter McGowan Peter McGowan

POLSON — Peter Gordon McGowan passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2020, after a four-year battle with cancer. He was born in Merced, California, on Dec. 29, 1951, to Peter Scott and Lorene Verne (Malino) McGowan. He was an adventurous man who loved hiking in the woods, logging with his Clydesdale hors...


Darlene Watkins Darlene Watkins

RONAN — On July 10, 2020, Darlene passed on at St. Luke’s Hospital due to a long known, (but rarely shared), heart condition with damage to the heart muscle on the right side of her heart. She was as mentally vibrant, as she had always been, right up to the end. She was born on July 20, 1928, ...


Gary Ledeau

ARLEE — Gary Ledeau, (77), long-time resident of Arlee, left this world to begin his next adventure on July 28. Born to Damien and Valerie Bisson Ledeau on Feb. 9, 1943, Gary was raised within the heritage of the French settlers of the Missoula/Grass Valley area before it was “discovered.”&...


Connie Wilson Connie Wilson

POLSON — Connie Rae Wilson went to be with the Lord on July 26, 2020, at St. Luke Hospital in Ronan surrounded by her children. Connie was born on April 25, 1937, in Kalispell to Lucille and Ford Peckham.   She attended and graduated from Flathead County High School, where she was a member of t...


Jerry Akers Jerry Akers

RONAN — Jerry Wallace Akers, 88, went home to his Lord Jesus, July 18, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, after a tiring battle with cancer. Jerry was born on May 27, 1932, in Hillsboro, North Dakota, the only son to Donald and Artea (Mildred) Akers.  His family later moved and settled in M...


James “Jim” Schultz

KALISPELL — James “Jim” Edward Laurence Schultz, 78, passed away on July 23, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Hospital due to complications with COVID-19. A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, family asks that people wear masks in public places.


Danny Vance Danny Vance

HOT SPRINGS — Danny Vance passed away on July 15, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center at the age of 71.  He was born in Polson to Harold and Vivian Vance and grew up in the peaceful Ronan countryside.  After graduating from high school, he attended a semester of college at MSU, B...


Sharon McDonald Sharon McDonald

RONAN — Sharon Laketa McDonald, (Grandma Sherri), passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, July 13, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family that cared for her during her illness. Sherri was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, on Feb. 15, 1932. She was 88 years old. She was born into a loving Norw...


Wiletta Bocksnick Wiletta Bocksnick

CHARLO — Wiletta Ellene Bocksnick, 66, passed away on July 10, 2020, surrounded by her family at her home in Charlo, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Ronan, on Feb. 10, 1954, to Elmer and Christeva Daugherty.  Wiletta was raised on a dairy west of Charlo. That was the beginning ...


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