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Robert Engels Robert Engels

RONAN — Robert V. (Bob) Engels, 95, passed away peacefully Friday morning March 9, 2018, at his home in Ronan with his family by his side. Bob was born Aug. 16, 1922, to Henry and Rose Engels in Chicago, Illinois, where he was raised and received his primary education. Like so many young people, he left high school during the Depression years, getting any job he could find. Eventually he went to work at an airport as an apprentice airplane mechanic and then as a test driver of commercial and military trucks for the Diamond T Truck Company. At the age of 16 he began flying in a 1929 Eagle Rock bi-plane powered by a World War I OX-5 engine. In 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Corp...

Emily Perry

BOISE, IDAHO — Emily Kathleen Perry, 86, of Boise, Idaho, formerly of Montana, died Feb. 28, 2018. A viewing will take place on Thursday, March 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr., Garden City, Idaho - (Boise). Another viewing will take place on Friday, March 16, ...

Neal Coulter Neal Coulter

CHARLO — Neal Kurtz Coulter passed away from natural causes March 3, 2018. He was born on Aug. 27, 1921, the eighth child born to Archie Aaron and Ollie Fay Kurtz Coulter in Maybutt, Alberta, Canada. He was the last surviving sibling from a family of eleven. He’s preceded in death by his parents,...

Michael Stevens

BAGLEY, MINNESOTA — Michael Ernest Stevens, 61, formerly of Montana, started his journey home on March 1, 2018, at home surrounded by family and friends in Bagley, Minnesota. He is survived by his stepmom, Charlotte Ortley; his wife, Susan Tatsey-Stevens; his children, Patrick (Tera) Benson Stevens,...

Edward Unger

POLSON — Edward Roland “Eddy” Unger passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, at age 86. He was born Nov. 19, 1931, in Poplar, Montana, to John and Minnie Unger, the fifth of six children. He moved with his folks to Polson in 1948. He graduated from Polson High School in 1949. He served in t...

Betty Lois Rue

POLSON — Betty Lois Rue, 95, of Polson, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center. Cremation will take place and a family gathering is being planned for a date during the summer. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at: www.lakefuneralhomean...

Mary Beck Mary Beck

ARLEE — Mary Ellen McKeen Beck, 91, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at her home in Arlee. Mary Ellen was born June 21, 1926, in Whitefish to Albert and Margaret Quesnell McKeen. She graduated from Flathead High School in 1945 and married Morris Beck in Chester, Montana, on Jan. 18, 1947. During...

Neal Coulter

Neal Kurtz Coulter, 96, of Charlo, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at St. Luke’s Community Hospital, Ronan. Please note that the services for Neal have been changed to the following:  A rosary will be said Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Charlo Catholic Church. The funeral will be on Satur...

Kyle Butterhof Kyle Butterhof

POLSON — Kyle Butterhof, of Polson, passed away unexpectedly last week. He was 26 years old. Kyle was born Sept. 24, 1991 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Cindy Bellick and Joseph Butterhof. In his youth, Kyle enjoyed tubing and rafting on Flathead Lake. Kyle graduated from Polson High School in ...

George 'Ed' Bratton George 'Ed' Bratton

RONAN — For one whose achievements reflect his compassion and regard for community, Ed has had a good long ride. “I came into this valley in the fall of 1923,” is the way George Edward Bratton described his birth. His father Neil homesteaded in the Irvine Flats area, then married Helen Find...

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