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Alma Josephine Morigeau Luedtke

RONAN — Alma Josephine Morigeau Luedtke, 99, shed her tired, broken body and passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. At the time of her passing, she was the oldest living member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Alma was born March 19, 1910, to Matilda Gebeau Morigeau and John Morigeau. She was the seventh of 12 children born and raised in Valley Creek. Alma’s childhood was filled with wonderful memories of working on the ranch raising cattle, horses and tending to their large gardens and orchard. Alma began her formal schooling at the Ursuline schools in St. Ignatius. She continued her boarding school experi...


Vance D. Stapleton

HOT SPRINGS — Vance D. “Putts” Stapleton, 55, passed away Feb. 16, 2010 at his home. Born to Loren and Vera Koistinen on Sept. 18, 1954 in Cartwright, Manitoba, Canada, he was raised in Hansboro, N.D. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with grandchildren. He is ...


Lisa Marie Ellis

POLSON — Lisa Marie Ellis, 40, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. She was born May 1, 1969 to Fred and Cheryl Ellis in Spokane, Wash. Her family moved to Polson in 1976. At the age of 13, she had incredible talent for singing and a love for music. She played guitar, ...


Judy Lynn McDonald Matt

ST. IGNATIUS — Judy Lynn McDonald Matt, 43, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 10 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. A member of the CS&KT, she was born in St. Ignatius Dec. 15, 1966 to Francis and Julia (Hernandez) McDonald. She was preceded in death by father, Francis “Popsucker” McDon...


Harry L. Britton

POLSON — Harry L. Britton, 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center after a year-long battle with a brain tumor. Born and raised in Great Falls, Harry’s outgoing personality was a valuable asset in his career as a salesman. He worked many years as a buil...


Lashaundra Aimsback

RONAN — Lashaundra Aimsback, 3-month-old daughter of Tiffany Cutfinger and Peter Aimsback, was made an angel on Saturday, February 13, in Ronan, Montana. A wake will begin in Browning this week under the direction of Spotted Eagle Tribal Wake Center, phone number, 338-2099, before returning to St. I...


Lisa Marie Ellis

POLSON — Lisa Marie Ellis, 40, of Polson passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center from natural causes. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. A full obituary will run later. Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory. ...


Vida Winkley

POLSON — Vida Winkley, 98, of Polson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center. Vida was born Feb. 19, 1911 in Kellerton, Iowa to Bill and Martha Hackett Vail. She attended the Vancouver Business College. In 1933, she married O. E. “Kim” Kimball in Camas, Wash. Th...


Clara Ann (Nick) Rossbach

ST. IGNAITUS — Clara Ann (Nick) Rossbach, 59, died on Feb. 1. She was born July 24, 1950 to Hy Nick and Mary Andrew Sherwood in St. Ignatius. She married Robert Peltier and later remarried William Delmer George Rossbach. Clara was preceded in death by husbands; parents; stepfather, Lil’ ...


Doreen Margaret Pefley

POLSON — Doreen Margaret Pefley, 63, of Polson, courageously left her family and friends on Feb. 5, 2010, to celebrate her walk with our Lord and Savior. Her grace, smile and kindness touched so many. She enjoyed so many aspects of life and lived life the way God intended. Doreen helped so many fami...


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