Donald E. Bartell
POLSON - Donald E. Bartell Sr., 79, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2003, at his home in Polson from natural causes.
Donald was born on Oct. 10, 1923, in St. Ignatius to Edward and Bertha (Larsen) Bartell. He grew up in Round Butte and graduated from Ronan High School.
He joined the U.S. Marines in 1943 and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. After the war, Donald attended the University of Montana and joined the U.S. Marines Reserves. He was activated again during the Korean War, after which Donald returned to the university and received his master's degree in history.
He began his teaching career in Southern California and was a professor at Chaffey College in Alto Loma, Calif. He retired from teaching at Chaffey in 1979.
In 1965 he married Mary Nunn in Upland, Calif.
He and Mary moved to Polson in 1983. They had been summer residents on Flathead Lake for several years prior to settling in Polson in 1983. He and Mary formed the Friends of the Polson Library, and Donald was instrumental in raising funds for the new Polson Library. He also enjoyed building model ships.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Edward.
He is survived by his wife Mary of Polson; two daughters, Brenda Bartell of Portland, Ore., and Tracey Bartell of Upland, Calif.; son Donald E. Bartell Jr. of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; two sisters, Carol Bolme of Kalispell and Virginia Reed of Sonora, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cheerful Heart Inc. or the Polson City Library.
A military graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at 1 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Polson.
Arrangements are by Grogan Funeral Home.
Cyril F. 'Cy' Honzel
MISSOULA - Cyril F. "Cy" Honzel, 83, of Missoula, passed away on Sunday, April 27, at St. Patrick Hospital of natural causes.
Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Garden City Funeral Home with vigil services following at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Parish. Private interment will take place at St. Mary Cemetery.
A complete obituary will follow.
Isadore 'Ted' Lewis Pellew
ARLEE - Ted Pellew, 82, grandson of the late Chief Martin Charlo, passed away quietly at his home Saturday morning, April 26, 2003.
He was born Feb. 7, 1921, in the Jocko Valley to Louis and Lucy Charlo Pellew. Ted entered the Army and served in Germany and France during World War II, after which he received an honorable discharge and returned to the Evaro-Arlee area.
A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Ted worked for the Bureau of Reclamation, which later became Mission Valley Power, from which he retired. He loved the mountains, as well as hunting, fishing and camping out. He was a stock car race fan and liked watching his nephews race.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Marie (Laurence) in 1986, three brothers who died in infancy and five sisters, Mary L. Adams, Harriet Dumont, Dorothy Trickey, Agate Parker and Juanita S. "Bunny" Gardipe. He is survived by 12 nieces and nephews and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.
Wake service began Sunday at the Arlee Salish Senior Center, where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday.
Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Jocko Catholic Church. Interment with military rites will follow at the Jocko Catholic Cemetery.
Foster & Durgeloh Funeral Home in St. Ignatius is in charge of arrangements.