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Bonnie Kirsch

RONAN — Surrounded by her loved ones, Bonnie Jean Kirsch passed away peacefully on Dec. 29, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 9, 1932, in Polson and graduated from Polson High School in 1950.  She moved to Colorado and worked there for two years before coming back home. She then worked for two years at J.C. Penny’s in Polson and then 16 years at Ronan State Bank. She was an avid bowler and held records at Lucky Strikes Lane in Ronan. Bonnie married Adam G. Kirsch on Dec. 29, 1954. They were married 65 years and are dancing together once again on their wedding anniversary. They lived in Oakland, California, for two years prior to moving back to the Bona...


Stephen Smith

CHARLO – Stephen G. Smith, 73, passed away peacefully at his home on Dec. 15, 2019. Foster Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.  


Charles Cordis Jr. Charles Cordis Jr.

RONAN — Charles William “Charlie” Cordis Jr. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Dec. 17, 2019.  He was born on Aug. 3, 1947, the youngest of seven children, to Charles and Grace Cordis of St. Ignatius. He lived on the family farm until they moved to Arlee when he w...


Brett Johnson Brett Johnson

HOT SPRINGS — Brett Johnson passed away on Dec. 14, 2019. Brett was born Sept. 5, 1963, to George and Lauraine Johnson.  During Brett’s life he worked doing what he loved, whether it was as a hunting guide, as an auctioneer, a construction worker or working on his ranch. Some of Brett&rsq...


Virginia Dolezal Virginia Dolezal

YUMA, ARIZONA — Virginia (Patterson) Dolezal, 95, left the farm for a better place on Dec. 10, 2019.  She was born on Feb. 15, 1924, in Havre, Montana, the daughter of homesteaders, George Patterson and Evelyn (Eva) Baugh, hailing from Oskaloosa, Iowa. She spent her childhood racing to farmland on...


Julius Clavadetscher Julius Clavadetscher

POLSON — Julius (Jules) Clavadetscher, a former automotive executive, one-time mayor of Polson, and most importantly a loving husband and devoted father, died Dec. 15 from complications of progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson’s syndrome. Montana has lost a dignified, thoughtful citizen an...


Imogene Repke

POLSON – Imogene G. Repke, age 93, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at her residence. Memorial services for Imogene will be announced at a later date Arrangements are under the direction of  The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.


Julius Clavadetscher

POLSON – Julius James “Jules” Clavadetscher, age 76, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at his residence. There are no services for Jules at this time. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crema...


Daniel Leo Ryan Daniel Leo Ryan

MISSOULA — Daniel Leo Ryan was born Dec. 16, 1946 at St. Patrick’s Hospital. He died there Dec. 12 of small cell lung cancer. His family farmed and ranched west of Missoula, on both sides of North Reserve and up over the North Hills. Prior to the I-90 interstate, his parents, Francis and Dorothy ...


Eleanor Zimmerman-Keyser Eleanor  Zimmerman-Keyser

POLSON — Eleanor Zimmerman-Keyser went to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 7, 2019. Eleanor was born on June 18, 1936, in Dillon to Elmer and Mable Pilon. She married Henry “Mike” Zimmerman and had two daughters, Michele Zimmerman and Heidi Roy. Eleanor graduated from Western in Dillo...


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