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Frank H. Roderick Frank H. Roderick

HELENA — Frank passed away at the family home in Helena, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the age of 96. He was born in Missoula on May 2, 1918, to Marion and Rosina Roderick. The family moved to the Orchard Homes Community in 1921. He attended Hawthorne Grade School and later Missoula County High School graduating in 1937.  Frank worked as a carpenter’s apprentice eventually reaching full journeyman status. He decided that pounding nails in cold weather wasn’t to his liking so he went into drafting and engineering. He worked for the Montana Highway Department, The Corps of Engineers in Panama and Boeing Aircraft, and then went into the US Army.  After WWII, ...


John Evans John Evans

LAKE BENTON, MINNESOTA — Services for John Evans, 65, of Lake Benton, Minnesota, and formerly of Conde have been held. John passed away March 11, 2015, at Pipestone Hospice House in Pipestone, Minnesota.   John Michael was born on Dec. 30, 1949, in Sioux Falls. He was raised in Conde with hi...


Pansy P. Achenbaugh

POLSON – Pansy P. Achenbaugh, age 100, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan.  Memorial services for Pansy will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory. 


Tanja Kushewa Schlaile Tanja Kushewa Schlaile

LITTLETON, COLORADO — Tanja Kushewa Schlaile, 88, of Polson, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at Littleton Adventist Hospital in Littleton, Colorado. She was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Belarus (White Russia), the youngest of three sisters. Tanja grew up in an eight-house village in Belarus until ...


Chuck Smith

CHARLO — Chuck Smith, 77, long-time Charlo resident, passed away Feb. 16 at his home in Charlo. He was born Feb. 14, 1938, in Anaconda, to Hank and Lucille Smith. He lived in Silver Bow, Montana, until 1971, when he moved his family to Charlo.  He worked his entire life running heavy equipment ...


Max Maurice Johnson Max Maurice Johnson

RAVALLI — Max Johnson, 80, passed away at his home in Ravalli on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, surrounded by his family. Max died from natural causes but had courageously lived a full life after suffering a major stroke over 22 years ago.  Max was born on Oct. 14, 1934, at Holy Family Hospital in St...


Gary Arden Riebe Gary Arden Riebe

POLSON — Gary Arden Riebe passed away peacefully on Feb. 28, 2015, after battling a lengthy illness. Gary was born in Polson, on March 5, 1941, to Arden Riebe and Edith Hutchin. Gary’s home was Polson and he worked numerous jobs in his life to be able to stay in Polson and raise his family.  ...


Marvin Douglas Osher

FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON — Marv Osher, 69, passed away early Saturday at his home in Federal Way, Washington. His early years were spent at the family home in northwest Montana with his parents, Al and Unda Osher, sister Marilyn and brothers Nolan and Ken. He graduated from Polson High School in 1963 an...


Dr. Pamela Jan Haugestuen-Zuidgeest Dr. Pamela Jan Haugestuen-Zuidgeest

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — Dr. Pamela Jan Haugestuen-Zuidgeest, M.D., was born on July 19, 1959, and passed away on Feb 22, 2015. Pam went to be with her Lord after a courageous battle with brain cancer that spanned 20 years. She is an inspiration to her friends and family for her beauty inside and ou...


Victor Eugene McAllister

SPOKANE — Victor Eugene McAllister, 73, died at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane on Feb. 18, 2015. Vic was born Aug. 6, 1941, in Polson, the son of Lloyd and Clarice McAllister. He attended elementary school in Pablo and high school in Ronan, graduating with the class of 1960. Vic wrangled horses...


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