Monday, May 15, 2000; Trevor D. Lozeau, John Manley, Branden Allen Corthell, Herbert Albert Friske, Viola 'Vi' Bretz, James Wallette, Janet Bagnall Lind

2000-05-15T00:00:00Z Monday, May 15, 2000; Trevor D. Lozeau, John Manley, Branden Allen Corthell, Herbert Albert Friske, Viola 'Vi' Bretz, James Wallette, Janet Bagnall Lind missoulian.com
May 15, 2000 12:00 am

Trevor D. Lozeau

KALISPELL - Trevor D. Lozeau, who found incredible strength through his love and faith in the Lord, was called to be with Him on May 13, 2000.

He was born in Missoula on April 6, 1949, to Howard and Claudia Lozeau. In 1951 he moved with his family to Kalispell. Trevor attended schools in Kalispell, graduating with honors from Flathead High School in 1967.

He continued his education at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, where he received a B.A. degree in mathematics with a minor in theology in 1971.

In 1969 he married Linda Morton in Kalispell. They were blessed with two children.

After graduating from Rocky Mountain College, he began a career with the Social Security Administration, beginning in Billings and then as a manager in the Denver office. The office in Fort Collins, Colo., was the high point of his career. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in May 1977 and retired with disability from the Missoula office in 1981. In October 1989 he became a resident of Brendan House, where he resided until the disabling effects of M.S. took him away.

While healthy, he was an avid golfer and enthusiastically enjoyed many outdoor activities.

He is survived by his parents Howard and Claudia and brother Randy of Kalispell; sister Valerie of Tigard, Ore.; son Jeff and wife Nicole, daughter Lori and their mother Linda, all of Kalispell; grandchildren Alexi and Paige; nephews Chad, Dale and Jason; and many relatives and close friends.

Family, relatives and friends, grieve not for me because now I am finally free.

Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Salvation Army Church, 110 Bountiful Drive, near Brendan House, with a reception following.

The family suggests donations in Trevor's name to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, P.O. Box 1847, Great Falls, MT 59403-1847.

John Manley

HAMILTON - John Manley, 72, passed away Friday, May 12, at his residence in Hamilton.

John was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Memphis, Tenn. At age 9 he moved to San Francisco, where his brother began to teach him upholstery. He married JoAnn Murphy in May 1961.

In 1964 the couple moved to Spokane, where he ran a successful upholstery business and they raised their three children. In 1989 they moved to Hamilton and bought the City Center Motel. In 1995 they bought a home and retired in Hamilton.

Despite his illness, John maintained his sense of humor and contagious spirit until his death. He was loved by many and will be sorely missed.

Survivors include his wife JoAnn of Hamilton, four sons, two daughters and eight grandchildren.

The family of John Manley invites you to a memorial gathering to remember his life at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Daly-Leach Chapel. Private family urn placement will take place at a later date.

Branden Allen Corthell

HAMILTON - Branden Allen Corthell, 29 weeks old, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.

Surviving Branden are his father Shawn Allan Corthell and mother Christy Ann (Bingham) Corthell, sister Sonya Kae Corthell, grandparents Rick and Cindy Seaman, aunt Savanah Seaman, aunt and uncle Dan and Samantha Araiza and great-grandma Eileen Mortland, all of Hamilton; and grandparents Kent and Kathy Hubard and aunt Shannon Hubard, all in Oregon.

Cremation has taken place under the care and supervision of Dowling Crematory. Private services were held and inurnment will follow at a later date.

Dowling Funeral Home will accept cards for the family at P.O. Box 557, Hamilton, MT 59840.

Herbert Albert Friske

POLSON - Herbert Albert Friske, 96, of Polson, passed away on May 14, 2000, at the Evergreen Health & Rehabilitation Center from natural causes.

Born June 12, 1903, in Sarles, N.D., to William and Katherine Friske, he grew up and attended schools in North Dakota and Canada.

He moved with his family to Polson, where his parents operated a hotel.

On Oct. 1, 1924, Herbert married Violet Ekman in Polson.

Herbert worked in the lumber industry and farmed for most of his working career. He also worked heavy construction in the Billings area as a heavy equipment operator. He retired and moved to Rollins.

Herb loved to fish and hunt and was especially known for his gardening skills.

He was preceded in death by his wife Violet in 1995.

He is survived by two sons, Gerald J. Friske of Anacortes, Wash., and Donald G. Friske of Rollins; daughter Marlene Rule of Lolo; 15 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Guinn of Polson and Willamena "Minnie" Wilson of Kent, Wash.

A graveside memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson.

Cremation and arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home and Crematory.

Viola 'Vi' Bretz

MESA, Ariz. - Viola "Vi" Bretz, 69, died Friday, May 12, 2000, after a long fight with diabetes, heart failure and kidney failure, at her home in Mesa.

Vi was born May 15, 1930, in Stevensville. She attended and graduated from school in Victor in 1948.

She married Frank Bretz on June 14, 1953, in Missoula, where she and her husband resided.

Her employment in Missoula included Mountain Tractor Co. before she and her husband went into business for themselves, starting with a Conoco service station, then ultimately an RV dealership.

She is survived by her husband; a brother, Bill Simmons of Missoula; a sister, Alice Mae Shae of Thailand; a son, Mark Bretz; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Stacey Bretz; and six grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Garden City Funeral Home with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Following the committal services, there will be a reception in the community room at Garden City Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Camp Upmost, c/o Rocky Mountain Bible Mission, P.O. Box 845, Lolo, MT 59847.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory.

James Wallette

POLSON - James Wallette, 85, of Polson, passed away on May 10, 2000, at the Evergreen Health & Rehabilitation Center from natural causes.

He was preceded in death by his wife Billie in 1990.

James is survived by his daughter-in-law Joan Detrick of Puyallup, Wash.; granddaughter Kim Detrick of Edgewood, Wash.; grandson Chris and wife Monica of Modesto, Calif.; great-grandchildren Amanda, Nicole, Brittany and Cathy; niece Georgia Schoenherr of Tucson, Ariz.; nephew Leo Edwards in Idaho; and brother-in-law Leonard Solomon and family of Polson.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 22, at Grogan Funeral Home.

Janet Bagnall Lind

HAMILTON - Janet Bagnall Lind, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 13, at her residence in Hamilton.

She was born in Seattle on Dec. 14, 1920. After her high school graduation she worked as a stenographer for an insurance company for two years and moved to San Francisco in 1940.

During World War II, she served as a Navy WAVE with duty as secretary to the Naval district personnel officer for 2 1/2 years.

In 1946 she married John Bagnall, a Navy chief electronics technician, in Alameda, Calif. They were stationed in Hawaii, Tennessee, Maryland, Washington and California. Chief Bagnall retired from the Navy in 1960 and worked as an electronics writer for North American Aviation in Downey, Calif., for six years. He retired in 1960 and died in 1972.

In 1977 she married James Lind, a sheet metal development mechanic at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, Calif. After their retirement in 1981, they moved to Hamilton.

Mrs. Lind was employed in secretarial positions at North American Aviation, Downey, Calif., and at Naval facilities in Hawaii and California. She was an executive secretary for a school district in Anaheim, Calif., for 10 years and retired as an administrative assistant.

She was a dual member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Eagles Lodge of Bellflower, Calif., and Hamilton.

Survivors include her husband James of Hamilton; son John Bagnall of Greenville, S.C.; daughter Joy Shure of Anaheim; brother William Blashfield of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Dr. James Bagnall of Plano, Texas, in 1991 and brother James Blashfield of Oregon City, Okla.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Daly-Leach Chapel with Eagles rights presented by the Hamilton Eagles Auxiliary. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton.

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