POLSON — Edward Roland “Eddy” Unger passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, at age 86. He was born Nov. 19, 1931, in Poplar to John and Minnie Unger the fifth of six children.
He moved with his folks to Polson in 1948. He graduated from Polson High School in 1949. He served in the Army Reserves.
He married JoMay Mellinger from Thompson Falls on Nov. 13, 1960. They had five children. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. He owned and operated a ranch west of Pablo for over 55 years. He also worked at Plum Creek Mill and Jore Corp.
Anyone who knew him knew that he was a man of faith, love, integrity, honesty and hard work. He will be greatly missed but we know he is at peace now and in his heavenly home.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Minnie Unger, brothers Lawrence Unger, Reynold Unger, sister Martha Kroemer and infant son Leonard Unger.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years JoMay Unger and four children, Kathryn Cutting, Janet (Gary) Reynolds, Vern Unger and David Unger and two sisters Marie Leivestad and Rosalia Skaar, seven grandchildren, Bethany, Kimberly, Christopher, Rachel, Zachary, Hope and Kaleb, five great grandchildren Thomas, Ryland, Kyler, Robert and Kennedy, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, March 15, at 1 p.m., at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, with Rev. Kyle Whaley officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Cemetery, Polson. Viewing will be at Lake Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials can be made to Cheerful Hearts Inc. PO Box 688, Polson MT or Mount Calvary Lutheran 1608 Second St. W., Polson MT. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at thelakefuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory.