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Leonard Gerald 'Grandpa' Lytle

ARLEE — Leonard Gerald “Grandpa” Lytle, 86, passed away Dec. 25, 2009, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Born in York, Neb., Oct. 23, 1923, to Stanley William and Anna Catherine Reiners Lytle, he lived there until 1940 when his family moved to Buhl, Idaho. In 1943, he came to Montana with his brother and decided to move here for good, bringing his family along. They purchased a ranch in Arlee. He married Joan in 1948 and they had many homes, but came back to Arlee in 1959. He enjoyed spending time chatting with friends and watching his grandchildren grow. Leonard was preceded in death by five brothers; one sister; and his wife, Joan. He is survived...


Richard Wallace 'Dick' Jungers

RONAN — Richard Wallace "Dick" Jungers, 74, passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 after a five-year battle with lung disease. He was born Nov. 13, 1935 in Missoula to Wallace Jones and Sybil Jungers. He was raised and attended school in Missoula and Florence, where he met and married his high ...


Eileen Swaney Decker

ST. IGNATIUS — Eileen Swaney Decker, 86, passed away peacefully at her home near St. Ignatius on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Foster Funeral Home of St. Ignatius.  


Sandy Starkel Cheff

TROUT CREEK — Sandy Starkel Cheff, 58, died Monday, Jan. 4, 2010 of breast cancer at her home in Trout Creek. Sandy was born to Whitey and Belle Starkel in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1951. Her family moved back to the Mission Valley when she was 4 years old. Sandy met the love of her life at age 5 after...


Beverly Grayce Bonamie

POLSON — Beverly Grayce Bonamie, 73, of Polson, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at home surrounded by friends and family from cancer. Born on Sept. 1, 1936 in Petrel, N.D. to Edward and Grayce Christman, she married Bernard Bonamie on Sept. 1, 1957, and they shared 52 years together....


Rebecca 'Becky' Dawn Williams Rebecca 'Becky' Dawn Williams

POLSON — Rebecca "Becky" Dawn Williams passed away Dec. 27, 2009 at a dementia care facility in Missoula. She was born in Washington in 1947. She soon moved to Montana, spending most of her school years in Polson. She graduated from Polson High School in 1966. After graduation, she joined the Nav...


Richard 'Pastor Dick' T. Hatlin

POLSON — Richard "Pastor Dick" T. Hatlin, 92, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 at home. Born August 24, 1917, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Thorvald and Hertha Walvig Hatlin, he enlisted in the Civil Conservation Corps and later in the Marine Corps. He was a 31-year Veteran defending our nation in W...


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