Obituaries

Helge L. ‘Joe’ Helgeson, 95

November 03, 2019 at 2:00 am

Helge L. “Joe” Helgeson, 95, passed away at Kalispell Regional Medical Center on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. He was born on April 4, 1924, in Sidney, Montana, to Helge and Luella Helgeson. The Helgeson family lived on various farms west of Fairv...

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Lanis Leander Reynolds, 79

October 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

Lanis Leander Reynolds was born June 26, 1940.Lanis died on July 31, 2019, after a short battle with brain cancer.When his father, Carl Dewitt, retired the family moved back home to Kalispell where Lanis spent his teenage years selling Chri...

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Hans W Polte, 85

October 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

Dr. Hans W Polte, 85, passed away on Oct. 13, 2019, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Born in Gorlitz, Germany, Hans was the oldest of two sons born to Johannes and Margarete Polte. Following the Second World War, Hans emigrated to Spri...

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Steven Michael Cameron, 71

October 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

Steven Michael Cameron passed away Oct. 25, 2019, at the age of 71, but his larger-than-life persona and trademark stubbornness will not be forgotten.Steve was born to Archie Jr. Cameron and Lesley Poston Reid on Sept.14, 1948, in Kalispell...

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Richard Tate Sauerbier, 73

October 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

Richard Tate Sauerbier of Kalispell passed in peace on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, under hospice care at Brendan House, at the age of 73.Richard was born in Kalispell to Neil and Mary Sauerbier on Jan. 5, 1946. He attended school in Kalispell....

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Donna Beverly Matthews, 86

October 26, 2019 at 2:00 am

On June 26, 1933, at Fort Belknap, Montana, Donna was the first child born to Juanita Lova Hintt and Andrew Harvey-Shortman. She passed away on Oct. 17, 2019. She attended school in Harlem and Chinook and married Clifton Lee Matthews on Sep...

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Dixie Lee Emerson, 81

October 26, 2019 at 2:00 am

Dixie Lee Emerson, 81, passed away on Oct. 18, 2019, after complications following heart surgery. She was born Aug. 25, 1938, in Kalispell to Chauncey (Chance) Beebe and his wife Beatrice. Dixie was a true Montana native. Her family’s legac...

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Veleen ‘Val’ Joy (Johnson) Hanson, 80

October 26, 2019 at 2:00 am

Veleen “Val” Joy (Johnson) Hanson, 80, passed away peacefully with family at her side on Oct. 23, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio, where she had lived for the past year. Daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and grandmother, Val was always, at heart, ...

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William Jay ‘Jess’ Johnson, 92

October 23, 2019 at 2:00 am

William Jay “Jess” Johnson of Whitefish passed away at the age of 92 on Oct. 5, 2019, at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. Jess was born in Wolf Point on May 5, 1927, to Will and Emma Johnson. He graduated from Wolf Point High Sc...

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Henry ‘Hank’ Slemberger, 100

October 23, 2019 at 2:00 am

Henry “Hank” Slemberger, 100, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at his home in Kalispell. He was born on Aug. 26, 1919, to Anton Slemberger and Helen Sterle Slemberger in Great Falls. His mother and father were immigrants f...

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