POLSON — The sadness is overwhelming as we announce the passing of our son and brother Kristian John Wock at his home in Maryland on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Kristian was born Aug. 6, 1980, to Keith and Toni Wock. His sister Amber was born Oct. 10 1982, and made the family complete.

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MISSOULA — She is now dancing with fairies and the Northern Lights.

RONAN — Janet Lee (Mink) Drake, 75, went home to our Lord and to those who have been patiently waiting to be reunited with her in everlasting life. She died peacefully after a short illness on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. 

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ST. IGNATIUS — Mary L. McDonald Linsebigler went to be with the Ancestors and family who passed on before her. She was also known as Dolly.

ST. IGNATIUS — Mary Dolly Linsebigler, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Ronan. Wake at the family home, moving to the Longhouse Friday afternoon with Rosary at 8 p.m. Friday evening; Mass 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church.

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LAUREL — Judith (Judie) Nadine Fox, 72, passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. She was born in Laurel to William (Bill) and Miriam Fox. During her school years, due to her father’s work as a bridge builder, she and her family moved extensively throughout Montana and the Pacific Northwest. Whi…

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ANACONDA — Leann Nicole Andersen, age 35, wife of 17 years, mother of three and resident of Anaconda passed away in the arms of her family on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Leann's family will hold services for her on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral Home in Anaconda. Visi…

MISSOULA — Bill and Alice Madsen invite you to a celebration of life and wake for their son Shane Madsen at the Eagles, 2230 South Ave. W., Missoula on Sunday Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. Please bring stories, pictures and a dish to share if you wish.

YUMA, Arizona - Luella E. Schutt, age 94, was called home to rest eternally in the arms of her beloved Savior on Oct. 10, 2017, in Yuma, Arizona.

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RONAN — Live until you die! Her whole being echoed this as she challenged Dr. Wagner to get her to Alex’s wedding and then for her to be there for the birth of her great-grandchild, Nevada. 

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MISSOULA - Susan Ann Babcock, 64, of Missoula, passed away on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, of natural causes.

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MOIESE — Rusty D. Whitworth, 59, passed away peacefully while in the woods on the Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.

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MISSOULA — Pearl Shaubut, 100, of Missoula, passed away Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and lived there with her grandmother until she was 16. Pearl then moved to Montana to live with her mother, Madie Lachman.

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DALLAS — Faith Elizabeth Sorge, created in love and eagerly wished for, left this world an angel on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. The exciting moments of pregnancy turned to sorrow and heartfelt loss for her loving parents, Matthew and Amy (Luyt) Sorge.

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MOIESE — Evelyn “Evie” Anita Renbarger Bruins, 88, died peacefully of natural causes on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, surrounded by family. She was buried in the Moiese Valley, in western Montana.

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MISSOULA — Anastasia Irene-Rose Gladue born sleeping Sept. 19, 2017, at Community Medical Center in Missoula. The family would like to give a special thank you to the nurses, Dr. Wyman and Garden City Funeral Home for taking good care of our baby girl Anastasia. 

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SPOKANE — Harry passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in an automobile accident in Spokane. He was born Sept. 23, 1953, to Gene and Jemima Brennan in Great Falls. Over the next six years, four sisters were added to the family. As the first child and only boy, Harry was the unofficial leader …

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COLUMBIA FALLS — John William Brinkerhoff passed away Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the age of 94. He died peacefully, a few minutes after hearing the Rosary said for him by his sister and son; and his family, friends and clergy were with him during his brief time in hospice. John was remarkabl…

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MISSOULA — Klaus H. Schuhbauer, 77, of Missoula, passed away Saturday Oct. 14, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family. He passed of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

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MISSOULA — Sharon J. Pendleton, 79, of Missoula, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Missoula. She was born Oct. 13, 1938, in Conrad, to Lawrence J. Smart and Loretta Moser. She attended grade school in Pablo, high school in Ronan and the Vo Tech in Missoula for two years.

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FLORENCE — Sharon L. Vareberg, born Jan. 30, 1948, of Florence, (formerly of Frazee, Minnesota) passed away Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at her home at the age of 69.

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DENVER, Colo. — Ariya Jaymes Leitch died peacefully in her parents' arms on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at the Children’s of Colorado Hospital. Her beautiful life started May 18, 2017, in Missoula.

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POLSON — Charles  F. “Chuck” O’Connor, 86, of Polson, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital, Polson. Charles was born June 29, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edmond and Lavaughn O’Connor. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. He is surviv…

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MISSOULA — On the day of his 58th birthday, Oct. 8, 2017, Lynn Forrest “4BZ” Forbes lay in a bed in the ICU ward of Community Medical Center in Missoula, surrounded by a great many of those who loved him and whose lives he’d touched. Two who were not in attendance were his mother, Ree, who p…

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STEVENSVILLE — Edwin Carl Hebner, of Stevensville, passed away at his home on Friday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2017, after a long illness. He was surrounded by his close family while overlooking the beautiful Bitterroot homestead where he spent the last decades of his life.

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ALBERTON — Gary Vincent Lacasella, 65, of Alberton, passed peacefully away on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at home, surrounded by loved ones.

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MISSOULA — With heavy hearts, the family of native Montanan, Bill Rodda, announce the sudden loss of this resolute and remarkable soul — a modern “mountain man” and talented artist. Bill’s years spent trekking alone in the Montana wilderness taught him first-hand the truth of Tecumseh’s words:

SAUK CENTRE, Minnesota — Marianne Hendrickson, age 78 of Sauk Centre, Minnesota, unexpectedly passed away on Oct. 5, 2017. She graduated from Missoula County High School in 1957 and then attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she earned her bachelor degrees in Chemistry and…

SPOKANE — Judy Nutting Malach was born Judith Karen to Robert and Olive Nutting in Park Falls, Wisconsin, on July 8, 1941. She passed away peacefully in Spokane on Oct. 11, 2017, surrounded by family.