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Randal Doss Randal Doss

POLSON — Randal “Randy” Doss passed away on Sept. 11, 2023, surrounded by family at St. Joseph Hospital in Polson after a courageous battle with lung cancer.   Randy was born on May 26, 1970, to Arlene Doss and Richard Doss Sr. He grew up playing baseball, surfing and spending time with family and friends. Randy joined the United States Navy in 1993, an adventure that allowed him to see the world and he later went on to serve again in the Navy Reserve. Randy met his wife and best friend Misty in 2000 and they were married in 2001. Randy and Misty are a team, and they created a life of love and friendship over the past 22 years and his will always be her favorite...


Elly Raptou Elly Raptou

RONAN — Elly Helen Zoganas Raptou died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 7, 2023, at the age of 86. She had no suffering, no injury, no pain. Recently residing in Ronan with her daughter, Rhea Alexandra Raptou DeLong, and her son-in-law, Matthew DeLong, Elly enjoyed her last few months in the loving car...


Charles Hartsoch Charles Hartsoch

RONAN — Charles Michael Hartsoch, 71, passed away peacefully at his home in Ronan, on Sept. 4, 2023.  Chuck was born on Jan. 26,1952, in Kalispell to Grace and Ray Hartsoch and graduated from Polson High School. He later earned a degree in architectural design from Northern Montana College in H...


Gretchen Baker Gretchen Baker

RONAN — Gretchen Ann Daley Baker was born on Aug. 28, 1928, at Mrs. Culbertson’s Birthing Home in Kalispell, to Glen and Pauline Daley of Rollins. She passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Aug. 31, 2023, at the age of 95. Gretchen grew up in Rollins with her younger sisters, Lois and Glenda....


Edmond Priddy Edmond Priddy

KALISPELL — Edmond (Ed) Glover Priddy, 88, passed away on Aug. 22, 2023, at The Lodge at Buffalo Hills, of natural causes with his daughter Sheila and niece Barbara by his side. He was born on Aug. 21, 1935, to R.W. “Buster” and Mae Olson-Priddy. Ed grew up on the family ranch in Dixon and ...


Anita Big Spring-Funk Anita Big Spring-Funk

BIG ARM — Anita Carol Big Spring-Funke, passed away on July 30, 2023. She was born May 30, 1958, in Browning to Darlene and Adam Big Spring.  Anita’s youth was spent between East Glacier and Hill 57- Great Falls MT, Chamawa Indian School in Oregon, and Kellogg, Idaho. An ambitious teen, A...


Janis Irwin Janis Irwin

POLSON —  Janis Marie Irwin went to be with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, on Aug. 30, 2023. She was born in Muncie, Indiana on July 18th, 1952, to Merl and Alberta Green. Her mother survives her.  Jani, as she was fondly called by her family and friends, received her LPN from Ball Mem...


Joyce Macklin Joyce Macklin

CHARLO — Just a couple weeks past her 101st birthday, Joyce Louise Ivens Macklin peacefully passed away from natural causes at St. Luke Extended Care in Ronan on Aug. 7, 2023. Weighing just over 4 pounds, Joyce was born July 22, 1922, in Delafield, Wisconsin. She was the first child born to Anita Ivens...


Ryan Anderson

KALISPELL — Ryan Dale Anderson, age 73, of Ronan, passed away on May 2, 2023, at Logan Health in Kalispell. Come help us celebrate the life of Ryan Anderson on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Polson Elks Lodge. Military Honors will be at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Shr...


Robert Petticrew

RONAN — Robert Gary “Bobby” Petticrew, passed away at his home on July 28, 2023, surrounded by his family. Bobby, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, was born on April 23, 1948, to his mother, Geraldine Bisson, and father, Edgar Petticrew, in St. Ignatius. He was the fif...


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