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Duane Thomas Johnson Duane Thomas Johnson

POLSON — Duane Thomas Johnson, 79, of Polson, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Kalispell Regional Hospital, of natural causes. He was surrounded by the love of his life, his wife Alice, his children, family and friends.  Duane was born March 12, 1934, in Regent, N.D. to Wayne and Della Johnson. He has lived in Polson most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne. Duane was a skilled carpenter and craftsman by trade. He was the type to build anything and it would never fall apart. Duane loved all sorts of activities including bowling, fishing, hunting, bingo, and playing pinochle with his family and friends.  Duane is survived by the love of ...

Mary Virginia Smith

ST. IGNATIUS — Mary Virginia Smith, age 91, passed away Monday, April 22 as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 93 near St. Ignatius. No services are planned. Grogan Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements for the family.  

William Fredrick Knuppel, Jr.

BIG ARM —William Fredrick Knuppel, Jr., age 93, of Big Arm, passed away on April 21, 2013, at his home with his loving family by his side. His loving wife Mildred survives him. Memorial services will be held at Grogan Funeral Home on Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. 

Elsie Geraldine 'Gerry' Croft

RONAN — Gerry Croft, 83, of Ronan, passed away from natural causes on Sunday, April 14, at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1929 to Norris and Clara Bidgood in Woodlake, Neb. The family moved to Delta, Utah where she graduated from High School and met her husband of 66 years, Wally Croft. In 1956 they m...

Dalon Wendell Jones Dalon Wendell Jones

ST. IGNATIUS – On April 15, the Great Spirit called upon Dalon Wendell Jones, 62, to put his moccasins on, grab his guitar and journey into the heavens to sing and play music. Dalon was born in St. Ignatius, July 6, 1950. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 40 years Anita; his son Ryan of St. Ig...

Dorothy Dennis

RONAN — Dorothy Dennis loved people. Born Feb. 25, 1917 to Frank and Emma Hine, Dorothy was the youngest of eight children. Raised on a farm, she learned the values of hard work and family.  She married Charlie Dennis Nov. 24, 1934, spending 60 years together before Charlie’s passing in 1...

Faye ‘Kentucky Babe’ Drowatzky

PABLO – Faye “Kentucky Babe” Drowatzky, 68, passed away at her home on Friday morning. Born on March 10, 1945, to Edwin and Maddie Lou (Taylor) Mills in Hustonville, Ky., she was raised in Kentucky and Louisville was her home. She and her family moved to many places and eventually ended ...

Donald Elliot Olsson Donald Elliot Olsson

RONAN — Pioneer family, community leader, Donald Elliot Olsson, lifetime resident of Ronan, Mont., died peacefully at home on Saturday, April 6, 2013. He celebrated his 89th birthday on March 20, 2013. Don was born in 1924 to Vida and Harald Olsson at their home in Pablo, Mont. Vida’s grandparent...

Helen G. Hutchin

POLSON — Helen G. Hutchin passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013. God needed her to be an angel along with her beloved grandson, KC Wray Hutchin and her beloved husband, Wray C. Hutchin. Helen was born the seventh child of Ernest MacDonald and Olive Roe, on March 15, 193, in Wolf Point, Mont. In 1936, th...

Robert “Bob” Murray Robert “Bob” Murray

RONAN — Robert “Bob” Murray, 53, of Ronan passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.   He was born April 19, 1959 to Robert and Ann Murray. Bob was raised in Reading, Pa., where he enjoyed playing basketball and baseball in the neighborhood and swimmin...

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