POLSON — Hope May Schwank, 77, of Polson (formerly Colorado Springs, Colorado), passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson.

MISSOULA — In loving memory: Judith (Carmichael) Norman, 78, of Missoula, passed away last year on Sept. 14, 2016, from complications following a stroke.

MISSOULA — On Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, as the air suddenly cleared over the Missoula valley for the first time in months, our dad, Joseph A. Mussulman left this earthy plane.

TURAH — The family of Peggy Bjornberg announces her peaceful passing after a long battle with cancer, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at the age of 76.

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MISSOULA — Jim (Lefty) Corr, loving husband, father, teacher, artist, jock and coach passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, doing what he loved ... walking down the ninth hole after a great drive.

HUNGRY HORSE — Georgine Mae Dillman Johnson, 60, of Libby passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, surrounded by family. She was born in Browning on Nov. 25, 1956, to Marie and Orville Dillman. She married Clifford A. Johnson, the love of her life, who predece…

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POLSON — Michael Patrick Murray, 75, of Polson, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Mike is survived by his wife, Loreli Murray, his son, Michael Dwayne Murray, grandchildren, Austin and Elizabeth Murray, a brother, Dan Murray, and his dog, Fluff, who wil…

MISSOULA — Bonnie Eloise Meade-Steitle was born on June 24, 1946, to Eddy and Everdean Meade in San Louis Obispo, California. Bonnie went home to the good Lord on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

MISSOULA — Frank Manuel Rodriguez, 72 years old, of Missoula, passed away peacefully with family by his side at home on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

MISSOULA — Shane William Madsen was called to God in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. He was 39.

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RONAN — Worth Anton Nelson, 86, of Ronan, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Fort Harrison VA Medical Center, Helena. Graveside services with military honors have been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m., at the Ronan Cemetery. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family …

ARLEE — A Memorial celebration for Earl “Bud” Beck will be held at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, in the Arlee High School old gym, Arlee. Please help celebrate his life by wearing Arlee High School or Griz attire.

PABLO — Johnny T. McKeever, 34, passed away Saturday. A viewing will be held Friday, Sept. 22, at the Longhouse in St. Ignatius starting at 2 p.m. with a closing service at 7 p.m. A meal will follow.

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ST. IGNATIUS — Michael Harry Whalen, 79, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, from a serious illness. All doubt and uncertainty resolved with joy and expressed to family by his side, he took charge of the situation as was his manner and left this world with strength and dignity.

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MALVERN, Pennsylvania — Stanley Petersen passed away at age 97 on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He is survived by his daughter Tana, her son Sam Matheson and her fiancée Brian Frolke, and his daughter Laura, her husband Bruce Hartlein and their daughters Taylor and Dana Hartlein.

MISSOULA — Billy Brown, 64, of Missoula began his eternal hunting trip on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

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PLAINS — Mr. Thomas “Tommy” “Tom” Henry McCrea, 97, a dedicated husband, father, farmer, cowboy, rancher, jig and square dancer, and story-teller, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Plains.

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CLINTON — A celebration of life potluck will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Clinton Community Center, 10011 Stitt Rd., Clinton. Please join us and share your remembrances of Forrest’s life. Condolences for the family may be left at gardencityfh.com.

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RONAN — Marion Cecelia D’Arcy, 85, of Polson, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at St. Luke Extended Care.

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POLSON — Phyllis B. Anderson, 94, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson. She was born on Jan. 10, 1923, in Fountain Village, Minnesota, the daughter of Jack C. and Louise (Luedtke) Orr.

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MISSOULA — Gordon L. Kirkwood, 94, of Missoula passed away Saturday, Sept 16, 2017, at Beehive Assisted Living Center of natural causes.

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MISSOULA — Patricia Lea Banks, 82, of Missoula passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. 

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MISSOULA — Christine Cartwright (Bushlak), 57, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at the Evergreen Missoula Health and Rehab.

HELENA — Clay Olson, 63, of Helena and formerly of Philipsburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Helena.

RONAN — Marion Cecelia D’Arcy, 85, of Ronan, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at St. Luke Extended Care, Ronan. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Polson. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at lakefune…

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SPOKANE — Wesley Thomas Vert, Jr., 67, of Spokane, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, in Spokane. He was born March 2, 1950, in Portland, Oregon, to Wesley Sr. and Madge Vert.

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MISSOULA — Jerry L. Kinney, 60, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, due to injuries sustained in an explosion and fire in a one-room cabin where he was living at the time. He was born Oct. 31, 1956, to Donnie and Dorothy Kinney in Missoula. Jerry joine…

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MISSOULA — Louis “Lou” Dryden 79, passed away at home on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Lou was born on March 28, 1938, to Gerald and Dorothy Dryden in Grass Valley, Oregon. A memorial service will be held at the Cashmere Baptist Church at 103 Aplets Way, Cashmere, Washington, on Saturday, Sept. …