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Howard F. Kuning

STEVENSVILLE — Howard F. Kuning passed away on Jan. 6, 2013. He was born May 19, 1923. Howard will be remembered for his keen interest in plants, especially for the orchids he grew against all odds in his greenhouse and for his life long passion for Labrador retrievers. His greatest joy was having a field trial champion in “Freedom.” His many nieces and nephews lovingly remember Howard. His sister Ruth Anderson and brother, William Kuning, predeceased Howard. Private family services will be conducted at a later date. Services are in the care of Whitesitt Funeral Home of Stevensville, Mont.


Neal Eugene Soester

CHARLO — Neal Eugene Soester of Victoria, Texas, passed away on Dec. 18, 2012. He was born and raised in Charlo. His wife Stephanie; three children Amanda, Tyler, and Allison; and his three brothers Kenneth, Marvin, and Allan survive him.


Walter N. LeBrun

RONAN —Walter N. LeBrun, 85, passed away in Elliston, Mont. He was born March 21, 1927 in Butte, to Louis and Alice (Grund) LeBrun. At the age of two, he and his family moved to Ronan. He attended Ronan public schools and graduated in 1945 with honors for receiving his letter in basketball for all four...


Margaret Coulter Margaret Coulter

CHARLO — Margaret Coulter, 89, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother, joined the angels early Thursday morning. Margaret was surrounded by her family; husband Neal, son Curt (Sandy), daughters Connie Sills and Cathy Maher, all of Charlo; Mary Pat (Rick) Leishm...


Charles Thomas Elliott

RONAN — Charles Thomas Elliott of Polson, age 70, passed away from natural causes on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at St. Luke Extended Care. Grogan Funeral Home will announce arrangements.   


Ralph A. Ovitt

JOLIET — Surrounded by his family, Ralph A. Ovitt of Joliet, Mont., left our world peacefully on Nov. 15, 2012 to be with our Heavenly Father. Ralph was born on Jan. 7, 1931 in Miles City to Floyd and Mable Ovitt. He met the love of his life, Lois Larson, and they were married on April 12, 1953 in Vict...


Carol Sue Cheff Carol Sue Cheff

ST. IGNATIUS — Carol Sue Cheff was born Oct. 9, 1958 in Oakland City, Ind. She finished her race well on the morning of Nov. 9, 2012.  Carol joins those who went before her, her father and mother, Murrell Slinker and Dorothy Keil; and her first husband Richard Kraft.   Carol is survived...


William Harvey Flesch

PABLO — Bill will always be remembered as a working man and a proud father. A memorial service honoring the life of William Harvey Flesch will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at The Church of the Nazarene, in Pablo. Food and refreshments will be served in the church foyer following the service....


Angela Collier

ST. IGNATIUS — Angela Collier, 36, of Williston, N.D., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, in Minot, N.D., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Angela leaves behind her children, her father, three sisters and a brother.  Her grandparents Leo and Marion Collier welcomed her in h...


Bridger Dean Clairmont Bridger Dean Clairmont

MISSOULA – Bridger Dean Clairmont was born on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 in Seattle, Wash., to Raynee Pace and Eric Clairmont of Missoula. Bridger passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at the Seattle Children’s Hospital due to heart complications. Although his life was short, he was deeply loved by famil...


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