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Ethel K. “Lennie” Allison

ST. IGNATIUS — Ethel K. “Lennie” Allison, 87, long time resident of St. Ignatius, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in Ronan. Born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Lennie was the oldest of four children to Nels Klopp and Grace Lenora Nicolson Klopp. She grew up on a farm in Northern Minnesota. She moved to Southern California as a teenager and graduated high school in 1940.  In 1945 she worked in New York as an executive secretary for RCA. She moved back to Southern California and met a US Marine Corps. sergeant, Charles “Red” Allison, and they were married in 1954. To this union came one child, Rochelle Allison. In 1989, she started work as a do...


Hilma Hansine Wik Strom

POLSON — Hilma Hansine Wik Strom, 92, of Polson died Sunday, July 25, 2010 at her home of congestive heart failure. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Kruse of Polson; her son, Odin Strom and wife Chris of Polson; two grandsons, Robert Kruse and wife Mary of Kalispell and Wesley Kruse of Kalisp...


Betty A. “Betsy” Plant

ARLEE — Betty A. “Betsy” Plant, age 84 of Arlee passed away on Thursday July 22, 2010 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.  Betsy was born in Nespelem, Wash., at the family home on March 26, 1926, the sixth child of Michel Plant and Cecille LaMoose Plant. She attended schools in Washin...


Kevin Barry Kirwan

POLSON — Kevin Barry Kirwan, 37 years old, passed away on July 7, 2010, in his sleep of natural causes in Woodburn, Ore. Born Aug. 9, 1972 in Missoula, Kirwan attended Polson High School and Salish Kootenai College.  He studied for certification as an emergency medical technician at Clakamas...


Berniece Louise Freschet

POLSON — Berniece Louise Freschet, 82, of Polson, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at St. Luke’s Extended Care Facility in Ronan. Besides her parents Paul and Rose Zigele Speck, Berniece is preceded in death by a daughter, Dinah Hair. Surviors include her husband, Ferruccio Freschet; t...


Alice Nenemay Camel

RONAN — On Sunday, July 25, 2010, a guardian angel came to take Alice Nenemay Camel, of Ronan, Montana, back to her God in Heaven.  Before she left, she said, “Do not cry for me for I am, at last, at peace.” Alice passed away from natural causes at the St. Luke’s Community hospit...


Jennifer Colleen Bullock

TILLAMOOK, ORE. — Jennifer Colleen Bullock, born July 30, 1965, passed  away July 24, 2010. She was a former resident of Glendora, Calif. and Polson, Mont. She was currently living in Tillamook, Oregon. She leaves behind a daughter, Jennifer Colleen Bullock and extended family.   At h...


John Gordon Kaye

POLSON — After a long battle with cancer, John Gordon Kaye went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ, July 13, 2010.  He was born September 3, 1932 in Reseda, California. He fought the good fight and won the big race. His request: “Please don’t weep for me as I’m now with my ...


Jamie MaryLynn Dunkerson

RONAN — Jamie MaryLynn Dunkerson, infant daughter of Brandon and Samantha Dunkerson of Ronan, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Community Medical Center in Missoula of natural causes.  Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services in Ronan....


Herbert E. Sias

RONAN — Herbert E. Sias, 71, Ronan, died at Kalispell Regional Medical Center after a logging accident on July 9, 2010.  Memorial services will be held at noon July 17 at the Ronan Alliance Church with Pastor Jeff Kingery officiating. Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services of Ronan is ...


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