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Louise Andrew Louise Andrew

NIARADA — Louise V.  Andrew passed away at her home in Niarada on March 6, 2024, surrounded by her family. Louise was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Niarada to Charles James Andrew and Mary Lefthand Andrew. She was a cultural consultant on the Elders Advisory Committee at KCC, and one of the last fluent Kootenai language speakers, the firefighting crew boss known as the “Broad Squad “where her nieces worked beside her. She also performed tree thinning, post and poling, and cut Christmas trees with her husband. Her favorite past times included going to the casino, going for rides in the woods and having family picnics. Holiday dinners were always held at the “Old ...

Amelia Gipe

POLSON – Amelia Ruth Gipe, age 103, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at St. Joseph Medical Center. Memorial services for Amelia will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 1 p.m. at the Polson Community Church. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at: www.lakefuneralhomeandcrematio...

John Harlan John Harlan

POLSON — John Masten Harlan, age 68, of Polson, passed away on Feb. 7, 2024.  John was born on Jan. 12, 1956, in Los Angeles, California, where he was adopted by his parents, Frederick and Mary Harlan. John spent most of his childhood around Lancaster, California, graduating from Quartz Hill Hi...

Wain Lefthand

ELMO — Wain Alexander Lefthand was born to Alexander Lefthand and Josephine (Caye) Lefthand on Nov. 3, 1958, in Hot Springs. He was the last living child of nine. Wain passed away peacefully at his home in Elmo on Feb. 18, 2024. Once Wain’s brother Pat returned from the military, he moved Wain...

Garnet Stuerke Garnet Stuerke

POLSON — Garnet Crusch Stuerke was born on April 15, 1949, in Williston, North Dakota. She was the first child to Cecil and Geraldine (Egosque) Crusch. When she was young, she was often teased that she was mom and dad’s tax deduction because she was born on the day their taxes were due. She gr...

Toby Kovarik Toby Kovarik

MISSOULA — Toby James Kovarik, 34, passed away on Jan. 24, 2024, at St. Patrick Hospital. Toby was born on Dec. 15, 1989, to Curtis and Sandee Kovarik. He was the youngest of seven children. He joined Melanie, Kelly, Jade, Cawin, Angela, and Ruby. Later he gained a step- mother, Christy, and three more...

Thomas H. Tingle

ST. IGNATIUS — Thomas H. Tingle passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 20. 2024. He was born in Challis, Idaho, on Oct. 14, 1933, to Howard and June Tingle. He spent his life as a rancher and a school administrator.  A celebration of his life will be held this summer. More information will be...

Kenneth Feiler Kenneth Feiler

POLSON — Kenneth Alan Feiler, age 69, passed away on Jan.14, 2024, at his residence. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 4, 1954, to mother and father, Erwin and Madelyn (Koch) Feiler. Ken graduated from Peter’s Township High School, McMurray, Pennsylvania, in 1972. He excelled in...

Albert Knutson

POLSON – Albert James Knutson, age 91, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan. Memorial services for Albert will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.  

Adam Jacob Downer

POLSON — Adam was born and raised in Southern California. He moved to Montana to attend SKC Nursing Program in the fall of 2021. He was full of life, joy and had a gentle heart. He always had the biggest smile and the best laugh. He leaves behind loyal friends and a loving family.  A memorial w...


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