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Mildred Audrey Mullen Weber Hanson Mildred Audrey Mullen Weber Hanson

POLSON – Mildred Audrey Mullen Weber Hanson was born April 16, 1920, in Forest Park, Ill. She died Oct. 15, 2013 in Polson, Montana at age 93. Her parents were Lewis J. Mullen and Mildred Seibert Mullen. She had two brothers, Arnold Mullen and Lewis J. Mullen. In high school Mildred ran track, sang in the choir and was in the drama club. After graduation she went to work at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago then a few months later at Modern Supply, a railroad and industrial supplier in Chicago. During World War II she managed the business. Mildred loved school and continued her studies even while working. She attended DePaul University at night and graduated in 1948, with a BA in Eng...

Wallace West Nelson

WASILLA, ALASKA – Wallace West Nelson, 66, of Wasilla, Alaska, passed away on July 1, 2014. Wallace was born in Spokane, Wash. on Jan. 15, 1948. He graduated from Ronan High School. He moved to Alaska in 1972. Wallace married Louise Nelson on Feb. 14, 1974. Wallaces wife Louise Nelson; sisters Nita You...

Donald G. Friske

KALISPELL – Donald G. “Don” Friske passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Kalispell, Montana. His home in Rollins, Montana, is the place he loved more than any other. He was born on Jan. 23, 1927, in Halfmoon, Montana, to Herbert and Violet Friske.  Don spent his growing up years ...

Jerry Van Ness Jerry Van Ness

MOSES LAKE —Jerry was born July 18, 1938, in Ronan, to George Allan Van Ness and Evalina Goings Van Ness. Jerry passed away July 20, 2014, at his new home in Moses Lake, Wash. Jerry was the second oldest of 11 children. He joined the Army at a young age and was honorably discharged in October 1961. Sho...

June Vessey Johnson

RAWLINS, WYOMING — On the evening of July 17, 2014, June Vessey Johnson passed away at Kindred Nursing Home in Rawlins, Wyo., after a brief stay. June was 77 years old. June was born in Ronan, on June 22, 1937. She was the eldest daughter of Russell M. Vessey and Lydia Alice Starkel Vessey. She grad...

Alan “Big Al” Fillman Alan “Big Al” Fillman

BIG ARM — Alan “Big Al” Fillman, age 70, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at his residence in Big Arm. He was born on June 27, 1944, in San Francisco, Calif., the son of Frank and Ruth (Findlay) Fillman. He attended schools in San Francisco and graduated from Tamalpais High School i...

Penny Jean Olson

DILLON — Penny Jean Olson, 56, of Dillon, passed away at Parkview Acres Care and Rehabilitation Center on July 18, 2014. She was born in Browning on April 24, 1958, to Norman and Betty (Wilson) Olson. Her daughter Elizabeth Sivils of Dillon survives her. Private family services will be held at a later ...

Lynn Albert Barnier

RONAN — Graveside services will be held for Lynn Albert Barnier on April 26 at 1 p.m. at the Ronan Cemetery. A reception will be held afterwards at the VFW Hall in Ronan.  

June Fitzpatrick

HELENA — June Ilene (Ereaux) Fitzpatrick, a retired bookkeeper, passed away of natural causes on Thursday, July 3, at her family home in Helena.  She was surrounded by her loving family with many caring and precious prayers.    June was born on Aug. 4, 1937, in Wheeler, Mont. She w...

Shannon Turner

POLSON — A funeral service for Shannon Turner will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 409 Fourth Ave. E, at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 26.   

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