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Ann Evertz

POLSON — Ann Evertz passed away on March 1, 2012, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center after a short illness related to complications from a previous surgery. Ann was born on Nov. 11, 1927, the eldest child, to Minnie and John Hanje in Witt, Ill., and attended school there. She helped on the family farm when she was old enough. At the age of 19, she came to Montana for a visit with her aunt and uncle. She liked it here so she stayed and got a job at a clothing store in Roundup where she worked for several years. She then went to Billings where her sister worked and got a job in a laundry there. This is where she met and married John Evertz of Terry, Mont., on July 8, 1950. She a...


Laurie Ann Wells

POLSON — Laurie Ann Wells, age 44, left us on Sunday morning, March 4, 2012. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She was a beloved mother, daughter, sister, family member, and friend. She is survived by her children, Jamie Brady, Jennie Brady, and Bryan Brady, all of Polson; sibling...


Thomas Gregory Greenwood

POLSON – Thomas Gregory Greenwood, 71, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012, peacefully as a full moon rose above the Mission Mountains. He was surrounded by his loving family. Tom had battled cancer and a traumatic brain injury for three years prior to his passing. He fought with dignity, humor and...


Solveig Okland

Polson — Solveig Okland of Polson, formerly of Alexander, N.D., passed away March 4, 2012. Grogan Funeral Home of Polson and Fulkerson’s Funeral Home of Watford City, N.D., have been entrusted with arrangements.


George Edward Bottger

George Edward Bottger POLSON — George Edward Bottger was born Jan. 20, 1922, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He passed away March 2, 2012, at the Montana Veterans’ Home in Columbia Falls. George spent many childhood days helping his father make sails on the edge of the Long Island Sound. He served in the U....


Victor James Matt, Sr.

ARLEE — Victor James Matt, Sr., passed away on Feb. 26, 2012. Victor was born May 9, 1924 to James Matt and Ellen LaMoose. He was a U.S. Marine and served during World War II. He married Delma “Bodine” in 1946. Victor served on the Tribal Council from 1954 to 1957. Victor is preced...


Thomas Noel Tougas

POLSON — Thomas Noel Tougas, born Feb. 17, 1955, to Richard and Lorna (Newgard) Tougas in Polson, passed away with his family by his side on Feb. 25, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz. Thomas is preceded in death by his brother Richard Wilbur Tougas and is survived by his parents, brothers, a sister, nieces, and ...


Jean Cote Bosley

POLSON — Jean Cote Bosley, age 88, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 in Polson. Jean grew up in St. Ignatius and attended St. Ignatius Ursuline Academy and St. Ignatius High School. She married Bruce Bosley on Aug. 9, 1943 in Missoula. After Bruce got out of the military they moved to Bremerton and ...


Victor J. Matt

ARLEE – Victor J. Matt, 87, passed away at his home near Arlee on Sunday. Traditional wake and funeral services are pending with Foster Funeral Home of St. Ignatius.


Emma Agnes Kopelman

RONAN — Emma Kopelman died Feb. 18, 2012, at Glacier Care Center in Cut Bank, Mont. Her three children were at her side as she left to join the loved ones gone before her. Emma was born in Edgar, Mont., June 13, 1918, to Jim and Bettie Reilly, joining sisters Anna and Marie. The Reilly family moved ...


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