Celebrity Obituaries

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Elsie Elizabeth Culver

August 2, 1917 - November 2, 2013

Elsie E. (Hansen) Culver, 96, of Polson, died in her home from complications related to cancer on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Elsie was the oldest of three sisters [Edna (Hansen) Elder and Emily (Hansen) Lau, both passed away in 2012] born to Minnie and Emil Hansen, both Danish Immigrants. Elsie and her sisters were raised on a farm northwest of Pablo and attended Ronan High School. Elsie had a...
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Thomas Andrew Gogal

January 1, 1945 - November 1, 2013

Thomas Andrew Gogal, age 68, passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 in Polson, MT. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Brett Ashley McCarrick

October 11, 1965 - November 1, 2013

Brett Ashley McCarrick, age 48, passed away Friday, November 1, 2013 at Heritage Place in Kalispell, MT. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Dean Alton Berens, Sr.

December 2, 1936 - October 29, 2013

Dean Alton Berens, Sr., age 76, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson on October 29, 2013. Dean was born in Woonsocket, SD on December 2, 1936 to William and LaVerle (Danner) Berens. Dean married Ilene Termer and they were happily married for 58 years. Dean loved woodworking, collecting coins, hunting, and fishing. He was also a member of the Eagles. Dean is survived by his wife,...
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Boyd Grant Payne

October 22, 1926 - October 25, 2013

Boyd Payne, age 87, passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at his home in Ronan. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Ernest W. Dickson

June 28, 1951 - October 19, 2013

Buz (Ernest W.) Dickson, 62, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at Community Health Center in Missoula following complications of a stroke. Buz was born June 28, 1951, to Willard and Shirley (Pierce) Dickson in Missoula, MT. He had two older sisters who called him "Buzzer" which became Buz and stuck throughout his life. The family moved from Missoula to Ronan when Buz was 2. They moved to...
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Martha Nicholson

August 22, 1920 - October 17, 2013

On October 17th at 9:45 p.m. our beloved mother, Martha Nicholson, went to her heavenly home completing a well-lived journey of 93 years on this earthly soil. She was the last of her generation as all of her siblings and her beloved husband of 53 years predeceased her. She was born on August 22nd, 1920 in Odessa WA, the 3rd daughter of Andrew Geisler and Emma Schimke Geisler. It was her...
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Lindy C. Eslick

July 15, 1948 - October 16, 2013

Lindy C. Eslick, age 65, passed away October 16, 2013 at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Marion Helen Ferguson

July 20, 1904 - October 16, 2013

Marion Ferguson, age 104, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at The Pines of Polson. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Kenneth E. Weddle

April 28, 1932 - October 15, 2013

Kenneth E. Weddle, 81, of Polson, passed away peacefully, with his two daughters by his side, on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at St. Luke's Extended Care Facility in Ronan. He was born April 28, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas, to Leo and Alice Weddle. He graduated from Valley Center High School in 1950. Two years later, he was drafted into the Army and served in Korea until 1954. Upon returning from the...
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Mildred Hanson

April 16, 1920 - October 15, 2013

Mildred Audrey Mullen Weber Hanson was born April 16, 1920 in Forest Park, Illinois. She died October 15, 2013 in Polson, Montana at age 93. Her parents were Lewis J. Mullen and Mildred Seibert Mullen. She had two brothers, Arnold Mullen and Lewis J. Mullen. In high school Mildred ran track, sang in the choir and was in the drama club. After graduation she went to work at the Merchandise...
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Karen Florence Ridnour

August 11, 1947 - October 14, 2013

Karen Florence Ridnour, age 66 of Polson, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 after a valiant fight with breast cancer. She was born on August 11, 1947 in Sheridan, WY to John Kenneth & Vedia Kerr. When she was two years old they moved to Montana where her parents homesteaded. She graduated from Polson High School in 1965. On May 17, 1965 she married Leonard Ridnour. They made their home...
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Edmund John Schumacher

July 10, 1916 - October 6, 2013

Edmund (Eddie) John Schumacher 97 passed away October, 6 2013 of natural causes at his home in Polson MT. He was born in Circle Mt on July 10, 1916. His family moved to Polson in the summer of 1925 with his 6 siblings. In his younger years he worked as the boiler fireman on the last Klondike on Flathead Lake. He played guitar for many dances where he meet his wife Grace Hoosier whom he married...
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Rachael Ann Lawrence

April 17, 1934 - October 5, 2013

Rachael "Ann" Lawrence unexpectedly passed away at the age of 79 on the morning of October 5, 2013. Born in St Maries, Idaho on April 17, 1934 to Harold and Betty Gray, Ann married Samuel Lawrence in 1962. She devoted her life to researching genealogy for not only her family, but for other families through her volunteered time with the LDS Family History Centers in Yakima, WA; Palm Desert, CA;...
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Nicholas Gravelle, Jr.

March 22, 1943 - October 5, 2013

Nicholas "Nicky" Gravelle Jr., age 70, passed away at his home on October 5, 2013. Nicky was born March 22, 1943 in Flagstaff, Canada. Nick had a passion for rodeos, ranching, and bareback riding. In his pass time, Nick enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, taking rides in the woods, trapping, gathering huckleberries, spending time with family and friends, and working on vehicles. He was a jack...
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Arthur E. Matson

August 6, 1932 - October 4, 2013

Arthur "Art" Matson, 81, died October 4th at Polson Health and Rehab in Polson. No services are planned. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements for the family.
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Jerry Dean Jorgenson

August 17, 1949 - September 30, 2013

Jerry Jorgenson, age 64, passed away at his home on Monday, September 30, 2013 in Polson. Memorial service will be Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Polson. Burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery.Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Ronald Eugene Weidman

May 7, 1932 - September 26, 2013

Ron Weidman, age 81, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at his home in Polson. He is survived by his wife, Willa. Services are planned for a future date. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements for the family.
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George Edward Robbins

June 23, 1933 - September 22, 2013

George Edward Robbins was born June 23, 1933 in Fort Bragg, CA to Hugh Davis and Lucy (Gurley) Robbins and passed away September 22, 2013 in Ronan, MT. George attended school in Mendicino, CA where he graduated in 1951. During his life George worked as an electrician, a hunting guide, D.J., guitar picker, and a partner in a construction business in Colorado, Wyoming, and Alaska. His hobby was...
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Naoma Browe

October 23, 1934 - September 18, 2013

Naoma Browe, age 78, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at her home. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Patrick A. Plaiss

July 11, 1970 - September 16, 2013

Patrick A. Plaiss, 43, went home to the Lord, September 16th, 2013. The most amazing, loving father, supportive husband, and devoted friend, the hole his sudden passing leaves in the hearts and lives of those who loved him is immeasurable. As a stay-at-home dad for ten years, Patrick's love and devotion to his daughters, Elise and Caitlyn, was visible to them and others every day. From being at...
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Roger D. Peterson

November 26, 1918 - September 14, 2013

Roger D. Peterson, 94, of Polson, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Polson, of natural causes. Roger was born November 26, 1918 in Spokane, WA, to Julius M. and Olga S. Peterson. He attended grade school at Hinsdale and graduated from Great Falls High in 1937, U of M in 1941, and Officer Candidate School in 1942. On May 23, 1942, he married June Forte of Polson. In July, he went to...
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Dorothy L. Rost

August 2, 1928 - September 12, 2013

Dorothy L. Rost, age 85, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013 at her home. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Wilma Jean Burke

June 6, 1962 - September 2, 2013

On September 2, 2013 Wilma Jean "Beana" Burke passed away at her home in Pablo. Beana died on the day of her older sister Glenda's funeral. Some say she died from a broken heart as her big sister was everything to her…hero, mentor and protector. It was usual for Beana to follow Glenda's lead. We affectionately called them the Baldwin Sisters. Even though we are so sad to see Beana go,...
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Melody Fletcher

May 30, 1960 - September 1, 2013

Melody Fletcher, age 53, passed away September 1, 2013 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements for the family.
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Glenda Marie Burke

November 23, 1955 - August 29, 2013

Glenda "GaGa" Marie Burke passed away on August 29, 2013 in Hot Springs. Our "GaGa" was born on November 23, 1955 to Dennis Burke and Louise Caye in Republic, Washington. GaGa was born into a large family and, early on, she became her mom's good helper. GaGa was raised in the Elmo area, surrounded by her extended maternal family, the Cayes and the Aulds. She was also raised in Nespelem,...
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Alvin J. Caye

January 8, 1957 - August 19, 2013

Alvin James Caye, 56, passed away August 19, 2013 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. A wake and Rosary was held on August 20th at the Elmo Hall in Elmo. Funeral services will held at 10:00 am Wednesday August 21st at the Elmo Hall. Burial will follow immediately after at the Dayton Cemetery in Dayton. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements for the...
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Evelyn G. Emery

March 6, 1947 - August 16, 2013

Gail Emery, a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother went to be with her Lord. She will be deeply missed as she was our rock and foundation of the Emery and Roullier families. Gail was an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, an avid hunter, and an accomplished artist. She leaves behind her husband of 44 years, Larry, her daughters Libi (Joel) Johnson,...
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Eugene Koon

June 26, 1930 - August 15, 2013

Eugene "Duge" Koon, 83, of Polson, surrounded by his loving family, died on Wednesday, August 15th at St. Josephs Hospital of natural causes. He was born on June 26, 1930 in Malta, Montana to Russell and Helen Koon. He attended high school in Glasgow, Montana where he played football and was a star of the basketball team. Sports writers in the state referred to him as the "stocky, bespectacled...
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Carmen K. Karlberg

March 14, 1924 - August 7, 2013

Long-time Missoulian, Carmen Kreidel Karlberg died at her Flathead Lake home, "Camelot", on August 7, 2013, with her family by her side. Carmen was born March 14, 1924 to Abe and Esther Kreidel in Ellensburg, Washington. Her early years were spent with her family in Ellensburg. Following high school graduation she attended the University of Washington in Seattle. During the height of WW II, her...
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Bryan George Cook

September 23, 1963 - August 7, 2013

Bryan G. Cook, age 49, of Polson, passed away at St. Joseph Medical Center, Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Service for Bryan will be Monday, August 12, 2013 at 2:00p.m. at the Valley View Club House, 40762 Valley View Road, Polson, MT. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Charles Henry Smart

July 19, 1954 - August 1, 2013

Charles "Charlie" Smart, age 59, passed away at his home. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Margaret E. Westbrook

December 27, 1917 - August 1, 2013

Margaret Ella Westbrook, age 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 1, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born on a farm in Surprise, NE, on December 27, 1917, to William and Mable McCoy. She was the second of three daughters. The family moved to Scottsbluff, NE, where they had a potato farm during the beginning of the recession, following the...
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Fred B. Erickson

September 10, 1932 - July 30, 2013

Fred B. Erickson, age 80, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan. Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Grogan Funeral Home. Burial will take place after the service at Lake View Cemetery. A reception will be held back at the funeral home following the burial.
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James A. Fite

November 5, 1954 - July 23, 2013

James Fite, age 58 of Polson, passed away at St. Joseph Medical Center, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Arrangements are under the care of Grogan Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Jeffrey Ridley

November 1, 1965 - July 21, 2013

Jeffrey Ridley, age 47 of Big Arm, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at his home. Arrangements are under the care of Grogan Funeral Home & Crematory.
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Richard F. Blanchard

May 17, 1936 - July 16, 2013

Richard F. Blanchard, age 77, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Polson Health and Rehab. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Donna G. Commers

August 17, 1927 - July 16, 2013

Donna G. Commers, age 85, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Lake View Care Center, Bigfork, MT. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Wayne Gryde

July 20, 1938 - July 9, 2013

Wayne Gryde, age 74, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013 as the result of a vehicle accident. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Helen Gryde

June 19, 1942 - July 9, 2013

Helen Gryde, age 71, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013 as the result of a vehicle accident. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. A service will be held Monday, July 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Port Polson Players Theatre. (Old Club House)
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Genny Groessler

August 19, 1921 - July 8, 2013

Genny Groessler, age 91, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at her home in Polson. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. A memorial service will be Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Polson.
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Willard Steinkraus

November 19, 1922 - July 3, 2013

Willard Steinkraus, age 90, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Paul J. McCann

December 19, 1920 - June 29, 2013

When Anne Marie Zwisler accepted a ride to Minneapolis from Chicago with a young and handsome law student named Paul McCann, she was unaware that this trip would be the beginning of a 65 year journey together. During his life with Anne Marie, Paul consistently displayed his love for their family and friends, an appreciation for education, a deep intellectual curiosity, a passion for business,...
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Mary Jean Decker

September 1, 1960 - June 17, 2013

Mary Jean Decker was the youngest daughter born to Fred H. & Eileen S. Decker on September 1, 1960 at Ronan, MT. She passed away on June 17, 2013, at St. Ignatius, MT. She leaves behind her daily struggle to keep a free and clear mind affected by an illness controlled only by medications. She attended the Ursaline Elementary School, St. Ignatius and Ronan Public Schools and graduated from...
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Daniel R. Little

June 3, 1956 - June 13, 2013

Daniel R. Little, age 57, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Robert John Johnson

August 15, 1923 - June 12, 2013

Robert John Johnson, son of John Ole Johnson and Ruth (Munson) Johnson, died on June 12, 2013. He was born in Barnum, Minnesota on August 15, 1923 and lived in the general vicinity until he moved to Bremerton, Washington in 1942 and began working at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard until 1944 when he was drafted into the Army. He served in from 1947 to 1952 in WWII and then from 1951 to 1952, he...
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Barbara Dockery Tremper

November 30, 1928 - June 7, 2013

Barbara Dockery Tremper - born November 30, 1928 in Lewistown, Montana of Raymond E. Dockery and Bohnda Akins Dockery. During her early childhood, she lived in the historic Lewistown Dockery home with her parents; grandmother, Louise Akins; her brother, Raymond E Dockery, Jr.; and her two sisters, Mary Ann Pickrell and Margy Lou O'Donnell. After graduating from Fergus County High School in...
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Alba Y. Kalenian

December 23, 1914 - June 4, 2013

Alba Y. Kalenian, age 98, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Pines of Mission in St. Ignatius. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Richard Wetzel

July 19, 1953 - June 3, 2013

Richard Wetzel, age 59, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Bruce Browning Bosley

May 19, 1924 - June 3, 2013

Bruce B. Bosley, age 89, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Pines of Mission in St. Ignatius, MT. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory are assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Janet A. Kaschke

January 26, 1935 - May 29, 2013

Janet Arlene Davis Kaschke, 78, passed away May 29, 2013, at Kalispell Regional Medical Hospital. Janet was born in Martinsdale, Montana on January 26, 1935 to Elmer and Althea Davis. She graduated from Harlowtown High School in 1953, then attended college in Bozeman where she graduated with a nursing degree from Deaconess School of Nursing; a Division of Montana State College in September of...
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Terrence M. Wall

April 10, 1944 - May 27, 2013

Terrence M. Wall, 69, passed away at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula on Monday May 27, 2013. He is survived by his daughter Lisa Wall-Wilbert. A Celebration of Terrence's Life will be held at the Kwa Taq Nuk Resort on Friday June 7th at 11:00 am. Arrangements for the family are being handled by Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory.
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Laurence B. Kenmille

December 22, 1984 - May 25, 2013

Laurence Kenmille, 28, passed away in Lake County on May 25th, 2013. A wake began on Wednesday May 29th. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday May 30th at 8 p.m. at the Elmo Hall in Elmo, MT. Funeral services will be Friday May 31st at 10 am at the Elmo Hall. Burial will follow immediately at Dayton Cemetery. Father Miroslaw Szynal will be officiating. Grogan Funeral Home of Polson is...
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Olga Luella Williams

October 9, 1933 - May 22, 2013

Olga Luella Syneva (Lou) Priddy Krantz Williams, 79, of Ronan, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Heritage Place, of natural causes in the arms of her daughter. She was born October 9, 1933, in Dixon, to RW "Buster" Priddy and Mae Olson Priddy. Lou grew up on the family ranch in Dixon, and was educated and graduated from Dixon School. On February 2, 1952, Lou married John F. Krantz and...
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William Jay Hathaway

April 5, 1930 - May 20, 2013

William J. Hathaway, age 83, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at his home in Polson, MT. William was a retired Navy electrician. A graveside service will take place Thursday, May 23rd at 11:00 am at Lake View Cemetery, Polson, with full military honors. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Karen Lee Bird

July 4, 1948 - May 17, 2013

Ko Bird (Karen), 64, passed away at St. Patricks Hospital on Friday May 17th, 2013. A Rosary is scheduled for Tuesday May 21st at 7:00 p.m at Sacred Heart Parish in Ronan. A Memorial Mass wil follow Wednesday May 22nd at 10:00 a.m also at Sacred Heart Parish in Ronan. A Celebration of life will follow in July for family and close friends. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory of Polson is...
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Calvin Frank Matt

May 14, 2013 - May 14, 2013

Calvin "Bidda" Matt, age 64 passed away Sunday May 12th at Polson Health and Rehab in Polson. A wake will begin at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius Tuesday May 14th with a Rosary to be said at 7p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday May 15th at 11a.m at the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission. Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory of Polson is handling the arrangements.
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Gordon Dupuis

June 4, 1929 - May 13, 2013

Gordon Dupuis, age83, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at his home. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Gary Zook

September 6, 1950 - May 10, 2013

Gary Zook, age 62, passed away at his home in Polson, MT. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Russell Allan Colbert

December 28, 1935 - May 8, 2013

Russell Allan Colbert, age 77, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at St. Luke Community Hospital. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Dorothy E. Griffin

May 14, 1929 - May 7, 2013

Dorothy (Dottie) E. Griffin, 83, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at St. Luke Hospital in Ronan of kidney failure. Dottie was born on May 14, 1929 in Niarada, MT to Charles W. and Victoria (Bonnie) Radel. She was married to John T. Burland and Delbert E. Griffin and widowed both times. Dottie loved to travel, mostly in the United States. Dottie is preceded in death by John T. Burland,...
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Paul Brueggeman

May 12, 1950 - May 6, 2013

Paul Brueggeman, 62, of Polson passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center of multiple complications due to his decades-long struggle with diabetes. He was born in Polson on May 12, 1950 to Arthur and Melanie Brueggeman. Paul spent the majority of his life in Polson where he was part of the Polson High School Class of 1968. His career included work as a water well...
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Joseph James Johns

April 4, 1930 - May 5, 2013

Joseph J. Johns passed away May 5th, 2013 at his home of natural causes with his family by his side. He will be greatly missed and loved by all. Joseph was born April 4th, 1930 in Luzerne, PA to Joseph J. Johns Sr and Grace Freeman Johns. Joseph joined the Army May 5th, 1947. He served our country until January 20, 1950. During his time in the Army he served at Flint Hill Farm and was...
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William Durgeloh

September 4, 1959 - May 2, 2013

William Durgeloh, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. A wake will begin Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 pm and Rosary will be Sunday, May 5th at 8:00 pm, all at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius. Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, May 6th at 11:00 am at the St. Ignatius Catholic Mission.
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Duane Thomas Johnson

March 12, 1934 - April 27, 2013

Polson- Duane Thomas Johnson, age 79, of Polson passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Kalispell Regional Hospital of natural causes. He was surrounded by the love of his life Alice, his children, family and friends. Duane was born March 12, 1934 in Regent N.D. to Wayne and Della Johnson. He has lived in Polson most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne. Duane was...
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Mary Virginia Smith

May 9, 1921 - April 22, 2013

Mary Virginia Smith, age 91, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Highway 93 near St Ignatius. No services are planned. Grogan Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements for the family.
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William Fredrick Knuppel, Jr.

April 22, 1919 - April 21, 2013

William "Bill" F. Knuppel, Jr. age 93, of Big Arm, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at home with his family by his side. He was born April 22, 1919 in Rockford, IL to William F. Sr. and Frances Hunkey Knuppel. Bill was involved with the Marine Corps for many years, he served in WWII and the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean...
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Diana M. Burtch

August 25, 1940 - April 20, 2013

Diana Mae Glover Burtch, 72, passed away of natural causes on April 20, 2013 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on August 25, 1940 in Polson, MT, the daughter of Henry A. Glover and Evelyn J .(Thompson)Glover. Diana graduated from Polson High School in 1958 and attended Northern Montana College. She lived in Polson and the surrounding Mission Valley most of her life. She...
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Darrell Mathews Papin

February 2, 1948 - April 19, 2013

Darrell Papin, age 65, passed away April 19, 2013 in Missoula, MT. Funeral service will be Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:00 am at Elmo Hall.
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Franklin Edmond Lemler

April 24, 1962 - April 13, 2013

Franklin Edmond Lemler, age 50, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013. A memorial service will be Wednesday, April 24th at 1:00 pm at Lake View Cemetery. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Eleanor J. Landsberger

November 2, 1921 - April 12, 2013

Eleanor J. Landsberger, age 91, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at her home in Polson. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Eva Ann Lilley

September 18, 1952 - April 10, 2013

Eva Ann Lilley, age 60, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013. No services are planned at this time. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Edward Robison

March 1, 1937 - April 7, 2013

Edward "Roy" Robison passed away on April 7, 2013 in Sun City, AZ. Roy was born on March 1, 1937 in Helena, MT., the first of twins. Roy attended schools in Lolo, Ronan, and the University of Montana. Roy and his twin brother, Ray, joined the Army in 1954. Roy owned and operated the Standard Oil Bulk Plant in Missoula. Roy married Carol Peterson in 1959. Together they raised two sons, Brent and...
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Julie Ann Berry

December 20, 1965 - April 7, 2013

Julie Ann Sheffer Berry, formally of Conrad, MT., passed away Sunday, April 7th at her home in Polson, MT. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 11th at 11:00 am at New Life Christian Center, Polson. A reception will follow the service at the church.
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Helen G. Hutchin

March 15, 1931 - April 7, 2013

Helen G. Hutchin passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013. God needed her to be an angel along with her beloved grandson, KC Wray Hutchin and her beloved husband, Wray C Hutchin. Helen was born the 7th child to Ernest MacDonald and Olive Roe, March 15, 1931 in Wolf Point, Montana. In 1936, the small family farm house they lived in burned to the ground. The family lost everything and Eastern Montana was...
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Wanda Gilson Phillips

March 29, 1934 - April 4, 2013

Wanda Gilson Phillips, age 79, passed away at St. Luke Hospital on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Ronan, MT. Wanda was born in St. Ignatius to Virgil and Lucy Gilson on March 29, 1934. She lived in Pablo in the same home for almost half of her life. Wanda lived everyday of her life with a smile on her face. She was a very kindhearted lady that was always willing to help anyone. She helped senior...
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Kathryn Webber

August 26, 1915 - April 1, 2013

Kathryn Webber, 97, of Polson passed away on Monday April 1, 2013 at St. Joseph Retirement Community, where she had resided for the past several years. She was born August 26, 1915, in Monroe Michigan and was preceded in death by her husband William, and son William. She is survived by her daughter in law, two grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and also 6 nieces and one nephew. Kathryn's life...
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Vincent Charles Kubas

November 13, 1933 - March 29, 2013

Shakespeare said, "Goodnight sweet Prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." Vincent Kubas was a beloved father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, and his life was taken sooner than expected by cancer. His favorite statement was "I am a simple man living a life of silence, simplicity, and solitude." The last of eight children to pass on, he died on Good...
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Robert Alonzo Hern

April 27, 1924 - March 26, 2013

Robert A. "Lonnie" Hern, age 88, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at his home in Polson, MT. Lonnie was born in Polson on April 27, 1924, the first child of D.A. and Louise Hern. Lonnie was named Robert Alonzo after his father David Alonzo. He became "Little Lonnie" and his dad was "Big Lonnie". The nickname stuck even after he was grown and was over 6' tall. Later his son was Timmy Alonzo...
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Fern S. Deranleau

January 23, 1928 - March 23, 2013

Sylvia Fern Deranleau, passed away peacefully on March 23, 2013, with all of her family by her side. Fern was a member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribe. She was born on January 23, 1928, to Bert and Viola Miles in Puyallup, WA. She was the last child born from that union. At the ripe age of six, Bert moved the whole family to Montana, where Fern learned very quickly about farm life...
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Mathias Michel Buckskin

September 30, 1924 - March 20, 2013

Mathias "Matt" Michel Buckskin The Happy Hunting grounds has graciously received an accomplished hunter today, amazing War Dancer, and the sweetest spirit...bounding through Mill Creek and Lozeau while leading our ancestors in grand entry. Mathias "Matt" Michel Buckskin passed away on March 20, 2013 at the home of his nephew Michel Kenmille. Matt was born on September 30, 1924 in Niarada, MT to...
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Imogene June Bridges

June 5, 1929 - March 18, 2013

Imogene J. Strohl Bridges, 83 of Mattoon, formerly of Neoga, passed away at St. Luke's Extended Care in Ronan, Montana at 9:20 am, Monday, March 18, 2013. A memorial to honor Imogene's life will be held at 6:00 pm, Friday, March 29th at the New Life Christian Center in Polson, Montana. The graveside service will be held June 5th at the Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, Illinois. Imogene was born...
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Melvin R. Mohler

October 25, 1922 - March 8, 2013

Melvin Richard (Mel) Mohler, 90, passed away, holding the hands of two of his loving grandchildren, Allen and Tammy, the evening of March 8, 2013 at his home in Polson Montana. Mel was born on October 25, 1922 to Harry and Mayme Mohler on the family farm in Octavia, Nebraska. He was the ninth child of 11 and grew up helping the family grow corn, raise pigs and milk a herd of dairy cows. It...
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Margaret Hickey

October 17, 1927 - March 3, 2013

Margaret Hickey, age 85, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Lakeview Care Center in Bigfork, MT. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Gayle Louise Livingston

April 22, 1967 - March 2, 2013

Gayle "Selena" Louise Livingston, age 45, passed away at her home on Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Polson. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Albert Newton Roberts, Jr.

November 23, 1925 - February 28, 2013

Albert Newton (Newt) Roberts, Jr. passed away at home, February 28, 2013 in the loving care of his family, after suffering for the past 7 years with dementia. Newt was born in St. Ignatius Hospital on November 23, 1925, the third child of four born to his parents, Albert N. and Margaret M. (Dwyer) Roberts of Charlo, Montana. Raised on the family dairy farm west of Charlo, he had a good childhood...
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Roy Vernon Winters

January 19, 1937 - February 18, 2013

Roy Vernon Winters, age 76, passed away at his home in Polson, MT on February 18th, 2013 with his children at his side. He is survived by his brother, Art Winters; children, Brian Winters, Michele Farnsworth, and Marlette Torras; and grandchildren, Andrea, Samuel, and Rochele. Roy was born in Fresno, CA to Melton and Frankie Winters in a dust bowl migration camp, where as a child, he picked...
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Myrtle Amundson

October 19, 1923 - February 18, 2013

Myrtle Amundson, age 89, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at Heritage Place in Kalispell, MT. Myrtle was born on October 19, 1923 on a farm homestead near Hebron, N.D. to Jacob and Elizabeth Thomas Heffner. Myrtle married Ole Amundson, Jr. on July 17, 1948. Myrtle worked as a seamstress. Myrtle possessed many talents and she especially liked crocheting, making quilts, gardening, and playing...
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Joan Andersen

February 16, 1934 - February 16, 2013

Betty "Joan" Andersen, age 79, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her home in Polson. Grogan Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Gordon Raymond Anderson

April 16, 1926 - February 15, 2013

Gordon "Gordy" Raymond Anderson, 86, of Polson, Montana, passed away on February 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family's love, as he wanted. Gordy was born on April 16, 1926 in Great Falls, Montana, to Henry and Anna Anderson. He began working at a very early age to help support the family before enlisting in the Navy. He was a WWII Veteran as well. He was an adventurous young man...
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Frank Butler

March 6, 1947 - February 13, 2013

Frank Butler, age 65, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife Marina. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:00 am at Grogan Funeral Home in Polson. Burial will follow immediately at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson with full military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to Grogan Funeral Home of...
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Vincent Siragusa

July 6, 1930 - February 11, 2013

Vincent Peter (Pietro) Siragusa went to be with his Lord and Savior on the evening of Feb. 11. Vince was born July 6, 1931 in California.The son of Pietro Siragusa and Agatha (Coniglio) Siragusa, he grew up in Pittsburg, Calif. He entered the Navy and served in the Korean War aboard an aircraft carrier.He later opened a successful barber shop in San Francisco and married Isabelle Jean Montross...
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Anna Jean Johnson

August 1, 1923 - February 11, 2013

Anna Jean (A. J.) Johnson died February 11, 2013 at her home in Polson, MT of natural causes. She was born August 1, 1923 to John Wesley and Rose Bleth Hanson at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Minot, N.D. A. J. had two older brothers. Her early schooling was in the Minot school system. When A. J. was sixteen years old the family moved to Missoula, MT. There she finished high school and entered the...
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Edward L. Hamm

July 31, 1929 - February 10, 2013

Edward Lee Hamm was born in San Jose, Calif., on July 31, 1929, the only child of Ellen and Lee Hamm. Ed died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Polson. Ed grew up in Walla Walla, Wash., where he attended grade school and high school. When he graduated from Walla Walla High, he jokingly said he never wanted to set foot there again. After college, serving in the Army, marrying Merilyn Overby, raising...
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Irene Belle Olsen

March 5, 1931 - February 10, 2013

Irene Belle Johnson Olsen, age 81 of Polson, MT, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson. Irene was born March 5, 1931 in Regent, N.D. to Wayne Wilbaird and Della Louise Hunderdmark Johnson. Irene married Wallace Vernon Olsen on October 24, 1948. They were married 50 years until his passing in June of 1999. Irene enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, arrowhead hunting,...
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Paul Gary Mathias, Jr.

July 7, 1951 - February 8, 2013

Paul Gary Mathias Jr. age 61, of Polson, passed away on Friday, February 8th, 2013 at his home. Gary was born July 7, 1951 in St. Ignatius and lived in Washington State for several years. Gary was considered a Jack of all trades and held several different jobs to prove this. He was the general manager of Sears and Roebuck Co. and Pay and Pack in Yakima Wa. He also worked for Blue Diamond in...
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Shirley Ann Morigeau

November 30, 1934 - February 8, 2013

Shirley Ann Shepard Morigeau passed away February 8, 2013. She was born in Ronan, Montana, on November 30, 1934, the youngest daughter of eight of Hugh and Lucinda Shepard. She was raised on a farm near Ninepipe reservoir outside of Ronan attending grade school and graduating Ronan high school in 1952 as the first Miss Ronan. After graduation, Shirley attended 2 years at Kinman Business School...
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Sharon Haigh

August 6, 1934 - February 7, 2013

Sharon Haigh, age 78, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical. A service is planned for later this summer. Grogan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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Ethel M. Harding

September 19, 1927 - February 1, 2013

Ethel Marie Harding passed away February 1, 2013. She was born in Fishtail, Montana, on September 19, 1927, the second daughter of Milton C. Israel and Marguerite C. Hucke Israel. She was raised on farms west of Billings, in and around the Broadview area, until she attended high school. She graduated from Billings Senior High. She married Warren G. Harding, also from Broadview, on May 6, 1943....
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James Calvin Alexander, Sr.

September 7, 1956 - January 27, 2013

James Calvin Alexander, Sr, 56, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 27, 2013. James was a dedicated mechanic for Mission Mountain Golf Course in Ronan and Owner/Operator of Cringles Toy Store in Polson. Most of all James was a loving and devoted Father of 4. He is survived by son, Jamie Alexander (37) of TX, daughter, Mel Butler (33) of Polson, daughter Amanda Alexander (18) of Polson and...
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