Obituaries

Dale Trudgen

January 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Dale E. Trudgen, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at his home in Thompson Falls.Dale was born in Butte, Mont., on April 7, 1931, to Clarence and Gertrude Downey Trudgen. Dale attended and graduated from Polson High School in 1951. He m...

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William Curry

January 09, 2019 at 12:56 pm

William C. Curry was born on Oct. 6, 1946, in Kirkland, Wash., “to be close to his parents.” That’s how he would tongue-in-cheek phrase it. He grew up on a 20-acre farm north of Redmond, Wash. There he experienced rural life to its fullest ...

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David ‘Sonny’ Mickelson

January 09, 2019 at 12:56 pm

David ‘Sonny’ Mickelson, 79, of Superior, Mont., passed away at Deer Lodge Medical Center on Dec. 28, 2018, from complications due to pneumonia. Sonny had resided at the Deer Lodge Care Center for the past year due to advanced Alzheimer’s d...

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Eleanor Parkos

January 02, 2019 at 4:43 pm

Eleanor Marie Parkos, 92, of Plains, Mont., passed away peacefully at Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains.She was born on Feb. 27, 1926, in Richardton, N.D., to Baltzer and Amelia Hauck. After living in Richardton, N.D., Eleanor married Fr...

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Margaret French

December 26, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Margaret Rose French died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 90 on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. She was born in Dillon, Mont., on Aug. 11, 1928, the daughter of John and Ellen Laden. Margaret was the youngest of six children.Margaret married H...

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Butch Talbitzer

December 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Butch Talbitzer passed away on Nov. 26, 2018, at his home in Arlee, Mont., surrounded by his loving family and dog, Mellie.Butch was born on Feb. 18, 1942, in Stockton, Calif., to William Morris II and Marie Talbitzer (Voss). Butch was the ...

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Bertha Smith

December 12, 2018 at 5:48 pm

Bertha Helen (Een) Smith, 96, entered into heaven Dec. 3, 2018, passing in Spokane, Wash. She was delivered by her father at the family farm in Black Coulee, Mont., (near Rudyard) July 15, 1922, and had eight siblings. Known as “Toots” by h...

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Hugh Butler

December 05, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Hugh Randolph Butler, 93, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2018. He was born on a farm near Lingle, Wyo., on Sept. 10, 1925, to Hugh A. and Helen [Randolph] Butler. He was the third of nine brothers. He was drafted into the Army during ...

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Brian Alexander

November 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Brian Matthew Alexander of Superior, Mont., passed away on Oct. 26, 2018, of a heart attack at the age of 62.Brian was born March 6, 1956, in Brainerd, Minn., to Connie and Earl Alexander of Backus-Hackensack, Minn. Brian’s mother always sa...

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Loreli Jane Mowery, 63

November 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm

Loreli Jane Mowery, 63, of Plains, passed away in the loving arms of her husband on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at St. Patrick Hospital, of complications related to cancer.She was born on November 8, 1955, in Toledo, Ohio to Edwin Elliott and...

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