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Charles Ray ‘Chuck’ Weivoda Charles Ray ‘Chuck’ Weivoda

PABLO — Charles Ray “Chuck” Weivoda, 58, passed unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. He was born July 15, 1957, to Wallace and Gerry (McLain) Weivoda in Ronan. He grew up attending school in Polson, graduating with the class of 1976. After graduation, he worked on a shrimp boat in Galveston, Texas. He returned to the Mission Valley in 1977 and worked as a skilled carpenter-craftsman for PATCOR and Timberline Construction. For the last 18 years, he worked for Mission Valley Power as a Meter Reader/Installer.  Chuck took pride in all he did, which was reflected in the care he took of his family, property, vehicles and all work he performed. Chuck’s greatest...


Charles Wayne Mangels

POLSON — Charles Wayne Mangels, age 65, after a short battle with cancer, slipped peaceably from mortality into Paradise on Feb. 9. He was interred at Lakeview Cemetery next to his beloved wife Kayleena on Feb. 11. He was born in Polson to the late Walter and Phyllis Mangels. A memorial service will...


Doris Nordyke Doris Nordyke

CHARLO — Doris Sena (Nielsen) Nordyke was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Enumclaw, Washington, to Jens Einer Nielsen and Sena (Jensen) Nielsen. Doris grew up on the Maple Tree Farm in the Osceola Community until 1969.  She attended the Osceola Community School through the 3rd grade. After the school close...


Shirley Annette Nelson

RONAN — God answered Mom’s prayers, and guided her home, Thursday, Feb. 4, at St. Luke Hospital. She was 88 years old. Born March 15,1927, to Jay and Selma Mortensen in Lyle, Minnesota.  She graduated Lyle High School in 1944 and attended Junior College in Austin, Minnesota. In 1951 she m...


Gerald Eder Gerald Eder

SPRING CREEK, NEVADA — Gerald Eder was called home to be with his mother, Mary Branning Eder, his father, Fredrick Eder, and his step-son Carl Thomas Dunn. He passed away Tuesday evening, January 26, 2016 at his residence in Spring Creek, Nevada, at the age of 61. Jerry was born in Ronan on Dec. 24,...


Jean L. Orr Jean L. Orr

MISSOULA — Jean L. Orr, 89, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, at Bee Hive Homes in Missoula. She was born in the train depot at Bearmouth, Montana, on Nov. 30, 1926, to James and Rebecca Wilson. She lived along the tracks in St. Regis where her father was a station agent until her senior year in high scho...


Audrey Hendrickson Audrey Hendrickson

RONAN – Audrey Alice (Kinkaid) Hendrickson born on Oct. 10, 1924, passed away on Jan. 16, 2016, at 91.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Art Hendrickson.  She leaves a sister, Carol J. Bork of Oakley, Illinois; a sister in-law, Leota Stevens, of Riverside, California...


Lance Albert Rishel

ARLEE – Lance Albert Rishel, 30, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, at Dublin Gulch in Charlo. Lance was born in Missoula on Jan. 4, 1985, to Terri Marry and Eugene Arthur Rishel, and has had a wonderful stepfather, Scott Fletcher, for many years. He was also a proud member of the Confederated Salish...


Virginia Cornelius Virginia Cornelius

RONAN — “I am a child of God and He has sent me here.”  Virginia Lee Pickens Cornelius was born April 9, 1938. After a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer, she joined our Heavenly Father on Jan. 7, 2016, surrounded by her beloved husband and loving family,  Virginia’s p...


Charles D. Griffith Charles D. Griffith

RONAN — My beloved, Charles D. Griffith, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at St. Luke Community Hospital. Charles was born in Ackley, Iowa, on June 22, 1932, to Sophie Maifield and Charles Henry Griffith.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return he le...


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