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Lila Larsen Fenske Lila Larsen Fenske

POLSON — Lila G. (Pajari) Larsen Fenske, age 102, fell asleep in death peacefully at her home on Jan. 6, 2024. Lila was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Becker County, Minnesota, to John and Alina Pajari. She was the sixth of 11 children. On Oct. 12, 1940, Lila married Jack Larsen. They had five children: Dwight (Ruth), Gerald, Arlan (Sharon), Brenda (Rod) Learn, and Yvonne (Phil) Volk. She had 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 21 great great-grandchildren. She is survived by all and her 96-year-old brother, Bill Pajari.   In 1994 Jack passed away and in 1997 she married Bill Fenske; he preceded her in death.  Lila will be greatly missed. She was quite the lady. ...

Duane Snyder Duane Snyder

POLSON — Duane Snyder, a 25-year veteran of United States Marine Corp and longtime resident of Polson, passed away on Nov. 18, 2023, surrounded by family and friends. Duane, as he was known to many in the area, was born June 5, 1952, to Wayne and Melva Snyder and attended Ronan High School before enlis...

Marli Kay Harmon

TAMPA, FLORIDA — Marli was born  on Oct. 11, 1989, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and passed on Jan. 2, 2024, in Tampa, Florida. She moved with her family to Polson in the spring of 1993 and graduated from Polson High and the University of Montana. In high school, she enjoyed speech and debate, j...

Roland McKinley Roland McKinley

RONAN — Roland Brooks McKinley, 81, passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, at his home in Ronan, Montana after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born on Nov. 23, 1942, in Dodson, Montana, the son of Lawrence and Thelma (Hart) McKinley. Brooks lived his early years in Harlem and Savoy, Montana, wit...

Beverly Jean Dellwo

RONAN – Beverly Jean Dellwo, age 89, passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, at St. Luke Community Hospital. Memorial services for Beverly will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Shrider – Thompson Funeral Home.  

Orville Baer, Jr. Orville Baer, Jr.

RONAN — Orville Jerome Baer, Jr. passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2023.  He was born in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on June 11, 1937, to Orville Jerome and Leona Fay (McGuire) Baer, Sr.  Orville earned a bachelor’s degree from Union College, Master of Divinity from Andrews ...

Karen Rae Hankins Karen Rae Hankins

POLSON — Karen Rae Hankins, of Ronan and Pablo, Montana, 72, passed away July 9, 2023, at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Polson. Karen was born to Ray and Geraldine Hankins on Feb. 1, 1950, in Tacoma, Washington. She attended school and graduated from college there. Karen was married for a time, lat...

Joseph Franklin McDonald Joseph Franklin McDonald

RONAN — Joseph Franklin McDonald passed away on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at St. Luke Hospital in Ronan, with his family by his side, following a short illness. At the time of his passing, he was 90 years old. He was born on March 31, 1933, to Isabel and Ed McDonald in St. Ignatius.  Joe spent h...

Ronan seniors for Dec. 13, 2023

RONAN — The Mission Valley Senior Center is located across from St. Luke’s Hospital. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for lunch and other activities. Our menu:  —  Wednesday, Dec. 13: hamburger gravy, salad, dessert  —  Friday, Dec. 15: chees...

Theresa Morigeau Theresa Morigeau

Theresa Morigeau RONAN — On Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, Theresa Morigeau quietly passed on from this earth to join her loved ones that preceded her. Now, we will attempt to summarize the 33,582 days she lived.  Theresa Louise Trahan Morigeau was born on Dec. 21, 1931, in St. Ignatius to Rose Du...

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