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William Donald Martin III William Donald Martin III

HELENA – William Donald Martin III passed away Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena. His mother, Norma Silverthorne-Martin, and brother, Shawn Martin precede him in death. He is survived by his daughter Katelynn; five sons, Zacharie, Taylor, Triston, Kaynen and Brayden; father, William Donald Jr. and wife Bonnie; brothers, Steve Martin and Robert Petronek; many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; as well as Chelsea, mother of his four oldest children; and Stacey, the mother of his two youngest. Bill was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on May 29, 1971, and spent most of his life in Lake County. Bill was a die-hard Cowboys fan and an amazing grandfathe...


Maria Tomas (Martinez) Doty

ARLEE — Maria Tomas (Martinez) Doty, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.


Leonard Resner

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Leonard Resner, 79, died on July 10, 2016, after a battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held on Sept. 17 from 2-5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Thompson Falls.


Edith LaVerne Ryan Edith LaVerne Ryan

POLSON — Edith LaVerne Ryan passed away on Sept. 6, in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born March 4, 1928, LaVerne lived to be 88. Her love for Jesus and his word were evident in her life. John 14:16 says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except t...


Ada ‘Glen’ Brooks Ada ‘Glen’ Brooks

COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO — Ada “Glen” (Grotjohn) Brooks, 79 years of age and formerly of Libby, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Glen was born in Ronan on Jan. 27, 1937, to Eugene and Mabel Brooks. Glen grew up and went to school in Ronan before moving t...


Harold Lavern Schiele Harold Lavern Schiele

PABLO — Harold Lavern Schiele passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Missoula. Harold Lavern Schiele was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Martin and Elsie Schiele on July 9, 1939. Harold was a skilled carpenter and also built log homes and swimming pools. Later in life he was known as “Montana Gol...


Valeda VanDerSande

POLSON — Valeda VanDerSande, 69, of Polson, passed away on Aug. 21. A memorial service will be held at Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Polson at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14. A reception and color guard will follow.


Valeda VanDerSande

POLSON — Valeda VanDerSande, 69, of Polson, passed away on Aug. 21. A memorial service will be held at Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Polson at 11 a.m. on Sept. 14. A reception and color guard will follow.


Sharon (Wittwer) Cole

DIXON — Sharon Rose (Wittwer) Cole of Dixon passed away of natural causes at her home, on Sept. 1, 2016. Sharon was born in Arlee on Feb. 21, 1942, to Con and Oma Wittwer. She attended school in Arlee and St. Ignatius and graduated high school in Ronan in 1960. She began working at the Ronan Stat...


Marcella Jane Lee Marcella Jane Lee

RONAN — Marcella Jane Lee, 77, of Ronan passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the St. Luke Hospital. She was born to Fred H. Anhorn and Lilly O. Ribling on June 29, 1939, in Minot, North Dakota, but lived the majority of her life in Montana. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Verna Rorvik; s...


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