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Kathryn Grinde

POLSON — Memorial services for Kathryn S. Grinde, of Polson, will be held on July 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. A luncheon will follow the services at the church and burial will be private. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at: The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory, Polson, is handling the arrangements for the Grinde family.

Duane Obenchain Duane Obenchain

BOISE, IDAHO — Duane “Dewey” Guy Obenchain, 86, was born on Feb. 11, 1932, to Guy and Madeleine Obenchain in Rockford, Illinois, and passed away at Boise Christian Retirement Village on June 28, 2018. He was a fun-loving, joke-making, man of God, who was a loving husband, Dad, grandpa (P...

Lloyd Austin Lloyd Austin

ELMO — Lloyd Joseph Austin passed away peacefully at his home in his recliner on June 22, 2018, surrounded by his family. Per his wishes a viewing was held at Elmo Hall on June 24. He was a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe. He was cremated and his ashes were spread on the family mem...

Elsie Garbe

RONAN — Elsie Phillips Garbe, 99, of Ronan, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the St. Luke Extended Care Center. Cremation will take place and no services are planned at this time. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at: Shrider-Thompson Funeral Ho...

O. Irene McArthur O. Irene McArthur

RONAN — O. Irene McArthur was born on Aug. 1, 1945, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. As a child, she loved to read and that love continued throughout her life. After graduating from Ronan High School she moved to Polson. She married James Rulon McArthur in 1968, and had three children: Willard, Heather, and Aaro...

Donna Whealon Donna Whealon

POLSON — Donna Whealon passed away on June 24, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family, culminating a two-anda- half-year battle with cancer. Through the way she lived her life, and underlined in her battle with cancer, she will be remembered as a strong, compassionate and caring woman. Like the ...

Cassandra Harris Cassandra Harris

RONAN — Cassandra Diane Harris was born on Oct. 12, 1993, to William and Pamela Harris in the Missoula Hospital with a loud and strong voice that would remain at a high joyous volume throughout her life. She was the baby to three older siblings, Monty, Michelle and Brett. From the very beginning, she h...

Patricia Mueller Patricia Mueller

BILLINGS — Pat Funke Skogen Mueller, 83, beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and friend, passed into heaven on June 22, 2018, in Billings, Montana, after suffering a series of strokes. Patricia Joean Funke was born to Edward and Bessie Funke in Polson, on March 16, 1935. She was the seve...

Donna E. Whealon

POLSON — Donna E. Whealon, 66, of Polson, MT, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and loving husband, Jerry. A full obituary will be published. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Polson, on Thursday, June 28 at 11:00 a.m...

Sylvia Lucara Sylvia Lucara

POLSON – Sylvia Vivian Lucara, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at St. Luke Hospital in Ronan. Vivian was born on Aug. 8, 1922, in Red Lodge, Montana. She attended a one room school house in eastern Montana and graduated from Red Lodge High. She briefly worked in Yellowstone National...

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