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Chester Winfred Zimmer

POLSON — Chester Winfred Zimmer was born on March 15, 1913 in Banks, Idaho. He was the only son of Carl and Evie Zimmer. He had three sisters, Florence, Beulah, and Jewel. He married Betty Hahn and brought her to Polson in 1947.  He is survived by his four children: Lloyd Kilman, of San Francisco, Calif., Richard Joseph Zimmer of Pablo, Carolyn Zimmer of Van Nuys, Calif., and Kenneth Zimmer of Wash., and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Nona Kilman; granddaughter Stephanie; and wife Betty Zimmer.  Services have been held.


Merrie Holley Prewett

ARLEE — Merrie Holley Prewett, of Arlee, died from cancer on Nov. 13, 2011. She was taken into the arms of the Savior she loved and served for forty years. Merrie was born Dec. 31, 1952 in Memphis, Tenn.to Grace and Kelsie Holley. Merrie married Kenny Prewett and together they had four children. They m...


J. Viola Herak

RONAN — Julia Viola (Vi) Sullivan Herak, 91, beloved mother and grandmother, died early Nov. 16, 2011 in Ronan. Vi was born in D’Aste, Montana, on May 27, 1920, the youngest of four children born to Julia and John Sullivan, immigrants from County Cork, Ireland. She graduated from Charlo High Scho...


Melva Lee Imbert

PABLO — Melva Lee Imbert, 70, of Pablo, passed away on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. Melva was born at home in Polson on April 16, 1941. She was the second of four daughters of the late Elwood “Shorty” and Leota Joy. While Melva was young she worked...


Ayasha Alessandra Darlene Courville

ST. IGNATIUS — Ayasha Alessandra Darlene Courville was made an angel on Saturday, Nov. 12. Born in Ronan on Oct. 21 to Ashley (Matt) and Jesse Courville, she was welcomed into the family home by her big brothers Nirada and Gunner and big sister Destiny. Here but for a little while, she was loved ...


Margaret Irene Woyden

RONAN — Margaret Irene Woyden, 88, of Ronan, passed away at her home on Thursday, Nov. 10. Margaret was born on Jan. 15, 1923, in Bridgeport, Pa., where she grew up and attended St. Augustine’s School. Margaret moved to Maryland and worked at the Triumph Explosive Factory during WWII making...


John Robert Grinde

POLSON — John Robert “Bob” Grinde, 89, of Polson, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011. Bob was born on July 24, 1922 in Roy, Mont., son of Severin and Anna Olnes Grinde. He is preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Bill Love. Survivors include his loving wife o...


Victor Lefthand

ELMO — Victor Lefthand, 80, of Elmo, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Victor was born on April 26, 1931 in Nirada, Mont., son of Basil Lefthand, Sr., and Coomsah Morigeau. Victor is preceded in death by both parents, wife Mary Couture; sisters Theresa Lefhand and Harriet Lefthand; and brother ...


Donald Pollack

POLSON — Donald C. Pollack of Polson, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Don was born in Helena on March 19, 1927, the son of Charles and Myrtle Pollack. Don was preceded in death by his son, Jim; his parents; and two sisters, Virginia Sand and Charlotte Featherly. Don is survived by his wife Mer...


Melva Imbert

PABLO — Melva Imbert, 70, of Pablo, passed away on Monday, Oct. 24, from complications from surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane. Arrangements will be announced by Grogan Funeral Home of Polson.


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