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Grace Elvira Eichhorn

POLSON – Grace Elvira Eichhorn, 97, of Polson, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at her home surrounded by her family. Survivors include her husband of nearly 69 years, Jim Eichhorn of Polson; daughters, Donna Joyce Davey (Chuck) of Scottsbluff, Neb. and Jacqueline Sue Trujillo (Leroy “Yogi”) of Polson; two grandchildren, Scott Davey and Shannon Emsick; four great-grandchildren, Jimmy and JayLee Tujillo and Kylie and Chase Emsick and one great-great granddaughter, Winter Rose. A celebration of Grace’s life will be held on Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Polson.


Ralph Anders Andersen

RONAN – Ralph Anders Andersen, 88, of Ronan, passed away on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. Ralph was born on January 23, 1922 in Moline, Ill., a son of the late Anders and Laura Anderson. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering f...


David Wayne Thorp

RONAN – David Wayne Thorp, 45, died Saturday, Sept. 11 at his home of a massive heart attack. David was born in Butte, Mont., to Don and Maxine Thorp. David grew up in the Moiese Valley and Ronan. Early in his life he decided to be a long distance truck driver. He followed his dream until his health...


Harley Gordon Sullivan

PABLO – Harley Gordon Sullivan, 90, of Pablo, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. Harley was born Dec. 8, 1919 in San Saba, Texas, one of eleven children of John and Lula Johnson Sullivan. He married Nola Stockman and together they raised six children. I...


Mildred Francis Thompson

ST. IGNATIUS – Mildred “Millie” Francis Thompson died on June 24, 2010 in Yuma, Ariz. Millie was born on January 13, 1927 in Miles City.  She is survived by her daughters Cathy Gardner of Yuma and Sharon Brouillette of Idaho Falls, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and si...


Robert “Bob” Elwood Schmitz

ST. IGNATIUS – Robert “Bob” Elwood Schmitz, 90, passed away at his home on Aug. 31. Born in Woodland, Calif., on March 3, 1920 to Robert and Jessie (Ball) Schmitz, he was raised in Woodland and married Mary Ann Feucht on July 14, 1943. A WWII veteran, he flew 30 missions in Europe as ...


Earl William Britton

ST. IGNATIUS – Earl William Britton, age 82, passed away Aug. 24 2010 in Everett, Wash., after a short illness. Earl was born on July 3, 1928 in St. Ignatius, Mont., to Viola Marie and Earl Eugene Britton. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School in 1946. After graduation he attended the Univer...


Marion Rae Mad Plume Matt

RONAN – Marion Rae Mad Plume Matt, 55, passed away Aug. 23, 2010. Marion was born in St. Ignatius on April 23, 1955. She is survived by her husband Ernie “Bugs” Matt; her daughters Renee Old Man Chief, Rachel Stanley, Aileen Stanley; her son Frank Lee Stanley; her five grandchildren Isai...


Cylus Drake Dentler

POLSON – Cylus Drake Dentler, infant son of Nicholas Dentler and Rhealene Cook of Polson, became an angel on Aug. 26, 2010. Cylus was born on Aug. 3, 2010 in Ronan. He leaves behind his parents, his siblings, Ayden, Aryia, Andrew, and Christian; paternal grandparents, Chris and Barbara Dentler of Polso...


Neil Dennis Collins

RONAN — Neil Dennis Collins, beloved husband, father and gramps, died peacefully Aug. 27, 2010, at Community Hospital in Missoula. He has reached the finish line in this life and has started eternal life anew in God’s Kingdom. Neil was born Nov. 15, 1943, in Kalispell to Stewart (Slim) and Mar...


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