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Billy Dale Achenbaugh

POLSON — Billy Dale Achenbaugh, 75, of Polson, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in Missoula. Services will be Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Polson Community Church; a reception will follow. Messages of condolence may be expressed to the family online at groganfuneralhome.com.


Christopher Gerald Dentler

POLSON — Christopher Gerald Dentler, age 53, of Polson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center.  He is survived by his wife Barbara; children Angie Pazder of Polson, Anthony Dentler of Sidney, Neb., and Charissa, Nick, Gabe, Sophie, Lexi, Zack, Isaiah, Lydia, and Maria D...


Adam Grant Kirsch

RONAN — Adam Grant Kirsch, 83, of Ronan, passed away peacefully at his home, Jan. 30, 2012, surrounded by his family. Adam was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Burnstad, North Dakota. His family moved to Ronan in 1938. Adam graduated from Ronan High School in 1946. In 1950, he enlisted in the US Navy, serving wit...


Dorothy A. Allen

POLSON — Dorothy A. Allen, age 93, passed away on Jan. 18, 2012. Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, husband John Allen, and brothers Seth and James Frazier. She is survived by her daughters Diane Buzzard (Ron) of Polson, Carol McCammon (Ray) of Maricopa, Ariz. and Winnie Birdsong (Craig) o...


Gerald John (Jerry) Kurzenbaum

MISSOULA — Gerald John (Jerry) Kurzenbaum, 75, of Missoula, with his family by his side, went to be with the Lord and his true love, Carolyn, on Feb. 2, 2012. Jerry was born on May 20, 1936 in Butte, to Rudolph and Adelaide Kurzenbaum. At an early age Jerry and his family moved to Missoula. As a chi...


Beverly J. (King) Hill

HELENA — Beverly J. (King) Hill, 77, passed away on Jan. 26, 2012, in Helena. Also known as “Sis” to her family and childhood friends, Beverly was born on March 29, 1934, in Missoula. Beverly grew up in a ranching family near Arlee. Some of her best childhood memories were those of livin...


Judith Anne Bean

RONAN — Judith Anne Bean, age 65, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 at St. Patrick Hospital of natural causes. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting with cremation and arrangements.


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...


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...


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