Obituaries

Mary Lou Grigg, 67

March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Mary Lou Grigg, 67, a longtime resident of Columbia Falls, passed away on March 16, 2017.Mary Lou was born to George Walton and Marjorie Friske on June 10, 1949, in the Half Moon area of Columbia Falls. After attending grade school and high...

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Tom Dutcher, 80

March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Our husband, father, and friend Tom Dutcher passed away on March 27, 2017, at 80 years of age.He was born in 1937 in St. Paul, Minnesota, and adopted at age 2 by Catherine and Harry Dutcher of Austin, Minnesota. He grew up in the Hormel tow...

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Stephen Ronnie Wills, 65

March 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Stephen Ronnie Wills, 65, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at his home in Kalispell after a courageous battle with multiple medical conditions.He was born March 14, 1952, in Missoula to Robert and Vera Wills. He attended Sentinel High S...

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Allan B. Cassan, 73

March 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Allan Bruce Cassan, 73, died on March 16, 2017, at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona. Allan was born on Feb. 17, 1944, in Kalispell where he was raised and attended Flathead High School. He retired in 1996 after a 33 year career...

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Betty D. ‘B.J.’ Johnson Norem

March 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm

Betty D. “B.J.” Johnson Norem, of Creston, peacefully passed away on March 22, 2017, in Kalispell.Born to Ole A. and Mae Johnson in Scobey, the family moved to the Flathead Valley where she was raised on farms near Kalispell. Betty graduate...

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Jon Boyd Morrison, 64

March 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Jon Boyd Morrison, passed away quickly on March 14, 2017, in Somers.Boyd was born in Evansville, Indiana, on April 10, 1952, to William Frank and Marilyn Jo Morrison. Boyd was the first of five children. Boyd went to Marysville High School ...

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David William Knauth, 77

March 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm

David William Knauth, 77, of Bigfork, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2017, at Brendan House in Kalispell. He was born on Jan. 19, 1940, at Staten Island General Hospital, New York City, to Gustave W. and Mary Agnes (Killeen) Kn...

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Edward M. Lewis, 72

March 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Edward M. Lewis, age 72, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, in Kalispell. After 17 days in the ICU at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, he “went to the happy hunting place in the sky!” He was born April 6, 1944, in Dayton, Ohio.He was pr...

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Ed Vernarsky, 79

March 25, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Ed Vernarsky, passed away at his home in Kalispell, on March 9, 2017. He was born on Aug. 31, 1937, in Warren, Ohio, to Stephen and Helen Vernarsky. He graduated high school from Warren G. Harding High in 1955. After graduating, he joined t...

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Harry Dale Moore, 80

March 23, 2017 at 6:33 pm

Harry Dale Moore passed away on March 15, 2017. He was born on May 11, 1936, to Helen and Noel Moore in Glasgow. He was the eldest of four. The family spent their early years traveling around the Northwest working on various construction pr...

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