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Wallace R. Weivoda Wallace R. Weivoda

BIGFORK — Wallace R. Weivoda of Polson, 83, passed peacefully in his sleep on the morning of Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Lake View Healthcare Center in Bigfork, Montana. Wally was born Sept. 9, 1934, in St. Ignatius. He was the youngest of four children born to George and Anna (Morigeau) Weivoda. Raised in the Mission Valley at their Mud Creek ranch, he graduated from Ronan High School in 1952. He met Gerry Mc- Lain, a red haired Candy Striper at Polson’s St. Joseph Hospital, in 1953. They married in 1954, making their first home in Ronan. Wally worked for Milo Jensen at the local Conoco filling station, and then for Bob Sterling in the Sterling Hardware store on Ronan&rsqu...


Robert Kelley Robert Kelley

POLSON — Robert (Bob) Allen Kelley was called to the triumphant trap shoot in the sky on April 7, 2018, in Polson, at the age of 81. Bob was born on May 20, 1936, to Robert and Gladys Kelley in Kalispell. Bob attended grade school and other local schools before graduating from Polson High School in ...


Melba Baker

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA — Melba (Wilde) Baker passed away peacefully on April 10, 2018, at St. Thereze Villa, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada at the age of 96. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her loving husband, Bryan Baker; her first husband, Roy Ackroyd; her four sisters; and a brot...


Michael Wheeler Michael Wheeler

PABLO — Michael E. Wheeler, 52, of Pablo, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on April 2, while hiking in the Pistol Creek area near St. Ignatius. Mike was born in St. Ignatius on April 6, 1965, to Rosalie and John B. Wheeler. He was born 11 months after his big brother and best friend, John. ...


Michael Wheeler

PABLO – Michael Eugene Wheeler, 52, passed away on April 3, 2018. Visitation will start at noon on Friday, April 13, at Foster Funeral Home in St. Ignatius and then moving to the St. Ignatius Catholic Church at 6 p.m. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Cremation will follow the Rosary and a Memorial Ma...


Calvin Lindburg

RONAN — On Resurrection Sunday, 2018, Calvin “Cal” Lindburg entered heaven’s gates in his home, surrounded by his adoring family. One could use many words to describe Cal. When he received the prestigious “Bowl of Hygeia Award” for Pharmacist of the Year, the announcer ...


Calvin Joseph Lindburg

RONAN – Calvin Joseph Lindburg, age 91, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his home in Ronan. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at Terrace Lake Community Church. Viewing will take place from 1:30-2 pm. A dinner will follow the service at the church. Arrangements are under the...


Ferol Burton Ferol Burton

POLSON – Ferol Dawn Burton, 80, was born Oct. 8, 1937, to Roy E. Burton and Viola Moss Burton, when her father worked on the building of Kerr Dam. She was a proud member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe and was very proud of her Pondera heritage. She was raised in St. Ignatius under the ...


Priscilla Turpin

RONAN – Priscilla Dolores Turpin “Dolores,” age 89, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at her residence. A Celebration of Life for Dolores will be held on Monday, April 9, at noon at the Lucky Strike Lanes in Ronan. Arrangements are under the direction of Shrider–Thompson Funeral ...


Niva Resner Niva Resner

RONAN – Niva Tubbs Resner lived 93 eventful years and passed on peacefully in Missoula on March 24, 2018. Born on Aug. 24, 1924, to Guy and Niva Hay in Jens, Montana, she grew up an only child living in Butte, where her father worked in the mines. When Niva was 10 years old, her family moved to Rona...


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