FLORENCE — Kenneth Edward Karlson, 68, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at his home in Florence after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife and partner of 33 years, Anna-Marie as well as five stepchildren. He is also survived by his mother, Evelyn Stelling.

Ken served our country in the Vietnam War, and was passionately dedicated to his God, country and family. A retired Major, after 30 years of service, in the U.S. Marine Corps, he lived by its motto, "Always Faithful."

There will be a visitation at Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 3 to 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at whitesittfuneralhome.com

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