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Category Archives: Obituaries

Marvel Dolores (Andersen) Bauman

May 28, 1932 – November 17, 2014 Marvel Dolores Bauman, passed peacefully into the presence of Jesus on November 17th with her husband of 60 years by her side. Marvel was born in Minot, North Dakota to Victor and Dorothea Andersen. Her family moved briefly to Westchester, New York until her father’s death, at which…

Patti Furniss

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Patricia Marcinkowski Furniss on Friday, November 7, 2014, of natural causes at her home in Missoula. Patti loved life, and her adventurous spirit took her around the world with her husband. But friendship and family were at the center of her being, and she…

Rose Cobb

Stevensville, MT – Rose Cobb, 88, of Stevensville passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Living Center Nursing Home of natural causes. She was born February 23, 1926 in Gorham, North Dakota to Fred and Annie Paladichuk. As a child growing up in Sidney MT, she spent most of her life surrounded by her…

Michael W. Tiernan

Stevensville – Michael “Mike” Tiernan, 76, of Stevensville, MT passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 29, 2014 at his home, following his ongoing battle with cancer. Mike was born on October 2, 1938, in Richmond Hill, New York, to William and Mary (Loughlin) Tiernan. Mike grew up in the New York area, but as a young…

Tyler Daniel Hennes

Stevensville – Tyler Daniel Hennes, 18, passed away on October 11, 2014 peacefully at his home after a heroic 4½ year battle with osteosarcoma. Tyler was born on August 7, 1996 in Missoula to Josh and Jenny (Heikkila) Hennes. Tyler was known for his dry intelligent humor that kept everyone laughing, even in the toughest…

Raymond Francis Spang

Stevensville – Raymond Francis Spang of Stevensville, Montana, passed away on Wednesday, September 24 at the age of 88. His wife Carol and very good friend Patti Tipps were by his side. Ray was born in Eagle Rock, California and joined the US Navy at the age of 17 to serve our country during WWII….

Joyce M. West

Joyce M. West, 74, of Polson, Montana passed away October 21, 2014 in Bigfork Montana. Joyce was born July 14, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to John and Mildred Janecek. Joyce was a loving mother and friend to everyone that she met. Joyce is survived by her sons Frank of California and Jim of Libby, daughters…

Michael J. Funston

Florence – Michael J. Funston, 50, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday October 16th, 2014. Mike was born in Anaconda, Montana on May 24, 1964 to Jerry and Agnes Funston. He was raised in Anaconda, MT and lived in Spokane, WA; Juneau, AK; Missoula, MT and most recently Florence, MT. Mike graduated from Anaconda High School…

Gene W. Crosby

On October 16, 2014, Gene W. Crosby’s biological military experiment ended for him. Gene’s experimentation began as a part of U.S. Army Project–Operation Whitecoat in December of 1965 at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland (Ward 200—an extension of Walter Reed Army Medical Center). Gene was drafted into service in the U.S. Army in 1964 and…

Gary Geer

  Stevensville – Gary Geer, a longtime resident of Stevensville, passed away in Arizona from Huntington’s Disease on Monday, September 29, 2014. He was born on September 19, 1937, to Walter and Beulah Geer in Rolla, North Dakota. He moved to Montana as a teenager and graduated from Stevensville High School in 1955. Gary married…