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Bryce Arle Johnson

POLSON — Bryce Arle Johnson went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Born Oct. 21, 1937, Bryce was the second born son of Arle (Swede) and Bessie Mallory Johnson of Polson. He and his brother Elliot grew up on the southshore of Flathead Lake where they fished, hunted, took summer swims and went winter ice-skating. Bryce graduated from Polson High School in 1955. He attended the University of Montana before he landed his dream job working in the accounting office for the Great Northern Railroad in Whitefish. He married Ardith Cox June 5, 1965, and the two moved around the state of Montana where he had an enjoyable and challenging career with Great Northern/Bur...


Mildred Louise (Pete) Olsson

RONAN — Mildred Louise (Pete) Olsson, longtime resident of Ronan, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at St Luke’s Extended Care. Mildred was born on April 7, 1926, at St Patrick’s Hospital to Albert and Lucy Balzhiser. Even before she arrived home in Drummond, she had a new name. He...


K.C. Wray Hutchin

POLSON — K.C. Wray Hutchin of Kalispell, (formerly of Polson), went to the “Happy Hunting Grounds” on New Years Day, 2012. K.C. was born Feb. 21, 1977 in Polson to Mike and Gayle Hutchin. He attended Polson schools and graduated from Charlo High School in 1995. Soon after he married Meli...


Marcia Harris

RAVALLI — Marcia “Marsha” Marie Day Harris, 61, of Ravalli, passed Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. She is preceded in death by her parents Don and Geneva Day, and life partner Morrie Wilson. She is survived by her sons Steven Day of Ravalli and Stacy (Rhonda) Harris of Florence; grandchildren A...


Billy Dale Achenbaugh

POLSON — Billy Dale Achenbaugh, 75, of Polson passed away on Jan. 9, 2012, at St. Patrick Hospital. Billy was born on Oct. 8, 1936, in Red Bluff, Calif. He received his education in Westwood and Roseville, both in Calif. He married Ellen Louise Sipes in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 8, 1962. Billy served ...


Joan Christensen

POLSON —A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Polson for Joan Christensen of Polson, who passed away on July 29, 2011. Joan was 85. Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home of Polson.


Gerald Charles Doty

RONAN — Our loving father and granddad passed away Jan. 1, 2012 from a heart attack at St. Luke Hospital. Gerald was born Sept. 11, 1926 in Saco, Mont. to Gerald and Verna Doty. There he was raised along with two brothers, Dick ad Kenneth and a twin sister, Shirley. Gerald had two loving parents that l...


Wesley Richard Johnson

RONAN — Wesley Richard Johnson, 63, of Ronan, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2011 at Community Medical Center in Missoula surrounded by his family. Wes was born in Shell Lake, Wis., on March 2, 1948. He was born to John Wesley and Beverly Johnson. He is survived by his wife Gina, mother Beverl...


Bruce Darryl Kuck Sr.

PABLO — Bruce Darryl Kuck Sr., 81, of Pablo, passed away Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 in Missoula. He is survived by his wife Genevieve of Pablo, four children; Rose (Bob) Fouts of Eaton, Colo., Pamela (Ken) Campbell of Smithfield, Neb., Bruce “Chip” (Kristi) Kuck, Jr. of Bertrand, Neb., and Cindy...


Richard A. Rasmussen

ARLEE – Richard A. Rasmussen, 60, passed away Dec. 22 at his home. Born in Missoula to Anker and June (Love) Rasmussen on April 8, 1951, he was raised and educated in the Arlee area. Following graduation he became a truck driver and heavy equipment operator who most recently worked in North Dakota. ...


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