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Judith Loberg Judith Loberg

RONAN — Judith Lee Loberg, age 68, passed away on March 28, 2019, in St. Ignatius. She was born on July 9, 1950, in St. Ignatius at Holy Family Hospital, the daughter of Omer Dennis Garrett and Frances (Markle) Garrett. During her working career, whatever work she did, she was the master of it. She worked for SLAM, family services and Indian Health Services. She always wanted to help people, especially the children. She later worked with the disabled to get on social security. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brothers, William Worley and Bobby Snyder. Judith is survived by her children, Troy Marquardt, Raelynne Peterson, Christy Rhine and Brian Loberg and her...


John Howlett III John Howlett III

ARLEE — John Patrick Howlett III, 66, died of Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis on Saturday, April 6, 2019, in St. Ignatius, surrounded by family. He was born Nov. 25, 1952, in Crookston, Minnesota, to John and Bernadette (Baril) Howlett Jr. He grew up in Fisher, Minnesota, graduating in 1970. He graduate...


Stephen Niblack Stephen Niblack

POLSON — Named for his grandfathers, Stephen Mills Niblack died at home on March 27. He was born on July 19, 1966, in Newark, New Jersey. He teased his parents for years because he was the only family member not born in Montana. His schooling started in Calgary. He then attended schools in Spokane a...


Karen Barba Karen Barba

POLSON — Karen A. Barba, 69, of Polson, returned to our loving Heavenly Father on March 29, 2019. Karen was born on Feb. 3, 1950, in Long Branch, New Jersey, but from her first visit to Montana in the mid '80s she always felt her home was near the Mission Mountains. She was the daughter of the late Har...


Judith Loberg

ST. IGNATIUS — Judith Lee Loberg, 68, passed away on March 28, 2019. She was born in St. Ignatius on July 9, 1950. Services will be held on Tuesday, April 9, at 10 a.m. at The Lake Funeral Home. After the service, lunch will be served at the Tribal Senior Center in Polson.  


Richard Brum

DIXON — Richard Eugene Brum, 71, of Dixon, passed away on April 5, 2019. A full obituary will follow. Arrangements are under the care of Garden City funeral Home.  


Ethel Seals Ethel Seals

POLSON — Ethel Alene Pendergrass Seals, age 76, was born on Aug. 18, 1942, in Pikeville, Tennessee, to Milton and Alene Pendergrass. She passed from this life into the next at her home in Polson on March 1, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents and sister...


Robert McLeod

RONAN — Robert LeRoy McLeod was born on May 25, 1950, to Blanche Mary Saucia and Amos McLeod. Robert passed away on Friday morning, March 15, 2019, at 6 a.m. They took him in their arms and freed him from the pain. Robert was preceded in death by both parents, and numerous family and siblings: Georg...


Marie Kadehjian Marie Kadehjian

POLSON — On March 30, 2019, Marie Kadehjian (Nee Aresenault and formerly Lambert), daughter of George Dewey and Ann Catherine (McKenna) Arsenault, died peacefully at Polson Health and Rehabilitation Center, Polson, of natural causes. Marie was the loving mother of Dr. Lorelei (Lori) Lambert (Dr. Fra...


Stewart Schiele Stewart Schiele

RONAN — Stewart Dale “Stew” Schiele passed away on March 28, 2019 at age 71. He was born on Jan. 5, 1948, in Ronan, at the family home, to Martin and Elsie Schiele, the 11th of 12 children. Stew graduated from Ronan High School and joined the Navy in 1968. He graduated from welding ...


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