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Category Archives: Obituaries

Robert Henry Sykes

1916 – 2014 Robert Henry Sykes, 98, of Stevensville, died December 29, 2014, at Community Hospital in Missoula. He was born November 23, 1916, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Frank and Henrietta Sykes. Bob graduated from Lee High School in Grand Rapids and studied bookkeeping and business at Grand Rapids Junior College. Bob…

Marilyn Louise Webb

Victor – Marilyn Louise Webb, 95, died at home in Victor, MT on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. She’d been a victim of Alzheimer’s for several years, a devastating disease that destroyed a vibrant, beautiful person. She’s at last at peace now with departed loved ones. Marilyn was born in 1919 in Atchison, KS, the only…

Joseph ‘Joe’ Burgett

Stevensville – Joe Burgett, 81, of Stevensville passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Living Centre in Stevensville. Joe was born July 15, 1933 in Cortland, NY, the son of Arden and Marion Burgett. Joe served in the US Coast Guard from November of 1951 to May of 1954 and then in the Coast…

Robert Vernon

Florence – In the early morning hours of December 27, 2014, Robert Alden Vernon peacefully passed away at the North Valley Living Centre in Stevensville with family members by his side. Robert (Bob) was born in Rockport, Utah on November 15, 1920. He attended high school in Coalville, Utah. He joined the US Army in…

Herbert Frank Wanke

Whitehall/Stevensville – Herbert Frank Wanke, 86, born June 14, 1928 to Peter L. Wanke and Louise (Kraniak) Wanke in South Athens, Wisconsin, died on December 19, 2014 from heart disease. After serving in the Korean Conflict, Herb joined his dad in the shop at home in Athens, performing repairs for farmers and rebuilding snow blowers,…

Thomas F. ‘Pat’ Patterson

Stevensville – Thomas F. “Pat” Patterson passed away at 5 minutes before midnight on Dec. 9, 2014 at the age of 98 while under the care of The Living Centre in Stevensville. Pat was born in Woodburn, Oregon on February 15, 1916, the youngest son of Fred and Bessie Patterson. He served as Sergeant in…

Nola Pauline Edgar

Stevensville – Nola Pauline (Smail) Edgar passed away peacefully on November 22, 2014, in the shadow of the Bitterroot Mountains and surrounded by her children. Nola was born December 21, 1936 to Mary and Norris Smail in a log cabin near Stillwell (Holmes County), Ohio, the second of four girls. She was a roly-poly tow-headed…

Donald ‘Dusty’ Schurman

He liked to believe that he was a gruff, scary, unfriendly person, but he wasn’t. Dusty Schurman had a heart of gold and friends from all walks of life. He never judged and didn’t ever want to tell anyone what to do. Well, except in baseball, then he would tell you what to do. He…

Susan Eakins

Stevensville – Susan D. Eakins passed away peacefully on November 10, 2014 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Chicago on December 13, 1950, the only child of Rita and Truman Deede. She graduated from the University of Houston in 1975 and had a long term career as a Children’s Protective…

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…