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MEMORIAL DAY 2001: Day to remember
MEMORIAL DAY 2001: Day to remember

Ruth E. Seifert

POLSON - Ruth E. Seifert, 78, of Polson, passed away on May 26, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital from natural causes.

She was born March 16, 1923, in Jasper, Iowa, to Joseph and Winifred Westfall. Ruth grew up and attended schools in Judith Gap and Polson, graduating from Polson High School in 1941.

She worked as a bookkeeper in Washington, D.C., and various other locations in the United States before returning to Polson. Ruth married Edward Seifert in Missoula on April 16, 1948. They recently celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.

She was employed as a postal worker for the U.S. Postal Service and retired from that job after 25 years. Ruth also helped on the family ranch in Reservoir Valley near Polson.

She loved to golf, bowl and fish. She and Ed enjoyed going deep-sea fishing.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and brother Don Westfall.

She is survived by her husband Edward of Polson; two sons, Steve Seifert and wife Mary of Libby and Lee Seifert of Polson; daughter Teresa Marcoulier and husband John of Grants Pass, Ore.; five grandchildren, Jody Seifert, Jeremy Seifert and Tommy Seifert and wife Jodi, all of Polson, Travis Marcoulier and Claire Marcoulier of Grants Pass; and brother Si Westfall of Missoula.

A memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Grogan Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerry Ouellette officiating. Inurnment of the cremains will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Heritage of Faith Disciples of Christ Church in Polson.

Albert John William Drebes

RONAN - Albert John William Drebes, 91, of Ronan, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson of natural causes. He was born Oct. 4, 1909, to Frederick and Hattie Drebes in Fowler, Ill.

On July 8, 1925, he married Alice Hahn. To this union Betty and Phyllis were born. Alice passed away on Jan. 23, 1933. Albert married Margery Hahn on Dec. 21, 1934. To this union were born Henrietta, Alberta, Robert and Thomas. Margery passed away on April 5, 1983.

Albert had lived and worked on his homestead since 1930. He also worked for Fleming Potatoes. Albert worked right up to the end.

He was a lifetime member of the Skyliners 4x4 Club and won several racing trophies.

In addition to his parents and both wives, he was preceded in death by his sister Margaret Drebes Addy and two grandchildren.

Albert is survived by his children, Betty and Allen Arlint of Kalispell, Phyllis and Bert Day of Shelton, Wash., Henrietta Drebes of Ronan, Alberta and Bill Allen of Sandpoint, Idaho, Robert and Aubrey Drebes of Pablo and Thomas Drebes of Ronan; brothers Earl Drebes of Pablo and Fred and Phyllis Drebes of Bremerton, Wash.; sister Dorothy and Vance Pearson of Kalispell; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-granddaughter.

Friends may pay their respects 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Shrider's Mortuary in Ronan.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ronan followed by interment at Mountain View Cemetery.

Shrider's Mortuary is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Mary E. Winters

COLUMBIA FALLS - Mary E. Winters, 92, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at her home in Columbia Falls of natural causes.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Guenther and Lucille Hobbs of Columbia Falls; two sons, William Charles "Bill" Winters of Hungry Horse and Jack Edward Winters of Anchor Point, Alaska; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack and one daughter.

A vigil service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at St. Richard's Catholic Church, where Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. Inurnment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Columbia Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

William N. Manlove

SUPERIOR - William N. Manlove, 65, of Superior, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2001, at Mineral Community Hospital of natural causes. He was born April 30, 1936, in New Deal, Mont., the son of William and Norma (Smith) Manlove.

Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy and received his honorable discharge after four years of service. After his discharge, Bill earned a degree in aviation mechanics. He then moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., and worked in aviation for General Dynamics. Later Bill worked for Coastal Chemical before retiring to Lozeau after 28 years.

Bill was a member of Ducks Unlimited, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Cheyenne Junior Babe Ruth and Cheyenne Senior Babe Ruth. One of his greatest enjoyments was his grandchildren.

Bill was a wonderful father. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and his family.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Norma Manlove, and his grandson Douglas Lenhardt. He is survived by his son Cole Manlove; three daughters, Tracy Lenhardt, Michelle O'Dell and Sheryl Moser; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Superior Community Church with a reception following at the Stagecoach Inn in Lozeau.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Garden City Funeral Home and Crematory in Missoula.

Edgar C. Granrud

KALISPELL - Edgar C. Granrud, 90, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Brendan House.

Survivors include his sons, Dan and wife Janet of Kalispell, Dennis of Kalispell and Niles and wife Debra of Broken Arrow, Okla.; and seven grandchildren, Amanda, Eric, Melina, Cody, Jason, Aron and Michelle.

He was preceded in death by his wife Helen in 1994 and his parents, Melvin and Ida Granrud.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home, where funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Helen's ashes will be placed in the casket with him, and burial will be at Glacier Memorial Gardens.

'Joe' Timothy Joseph Heywood

FRENCHTOWN - Born Jan. 6, 1979, in Orofino, Idaho, a young man well cherished by all passed away on May 22, 2001, in Frenchtown.

Joe was a graduate of Timberline High School. Following graduation he worked for Supak Logging. As time went on he moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, then to Montana to be closer to his mother and stepfather. While there he worked for various logging operations.

Nobody enjoyed life as much as Joe - hunting, fishing, camping, concerts and, most of all, his fianceé Chrystal Creighton, family and friends.

When people looked at Joe, they knew they were looking at life. It was a step back in time for everyone.

Survivors include his fianceé Chrystal Creighton of Frenchtown; mother and stepfather Terri and Kendal Snyder of Alberton; father Timothy Heywood and brother Allen James Heywood of Weippe, Idaho; his loving sister Trisha Heywood and her fiancé Chad Cochran of Weippe; precious nephew Dakotah Jackson Ueth of Weippe; grandparents Ann Hamilton of Lewiston, Idaho, and James Heywood of Weippe; along with aunts, uncles and cousins.

Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents, Phylis Heywood, Chuck and Janice Daniels and Robert Hamilton, and an uncle, Gary Hamilton.

Viewing will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Pine Hills Funeral Chapel in Orofino, where services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30. Burial will be at Frasier Cemetery in Weippe.

A dinner will be held at the IOOF Hall in Weippe following the services.

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