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In Memoriam
Tom Martin 1955 - 8/19/2017
Dean Thomas Marquardt 6/11/1954 - 7/15/2017
John Joseph Doris December 27, 1917 - March 11, 2017
Bruce W. Hunter March 14, 1957 - May 26, 2017
Louis L Broadhead
John Joseph Jurcich Jr. November 26,1927 - October 28,2016
Frank Bestwina September 9,1920 - February 1, 2017
Carl A. Erickson February 22, 1928 - January 27, 2017
Jason J. Silver - 4/29/1978-1/9/2017
Douglas Duncan 3/10/1959-12/25/2016
Orville ‘Big O’ Burger 3/30/1939 - 9/28/2016
Bruce Sanders 8/25/2016
Walter J. Ely 5/31/1923 - 7/28/2016
Lloyd Tessman 5/21/1923-4/28/2016
Daniel "Neal" Thompson 11/29/1930-7/26/2016
James J. Zenahlik 3/19/1937-2/1/2016
Henry Enochson 5/9/1929-11/30/2015
John R. Edgar 11/27/1932-11/28/2015
Jay Merlin Patton 7/14/1936-12/17/2015
Leonard "Skip" Bobbett (November 1918 – 5/5/2015)
Delbert Duane Jokela 10/17/1933 - 7/2/2015
William Peter Hogart 9/4/1941 - 8/14/2015
Evert R. Hetland 9/6/1939 - 8/7/2015
Charles H. Eickmeyer -7/12/2015
LeRoy Michalson 11/28/1921-5/19/2015
Delbert Peck 2/9/1936-4/22/2015
Delbert Peck 2/9/1936-4/22/2015
Bill Foley 6/6/1925 - 2/12/2015
William 'OZ' John Osborne Jr., 5/29/1939-1/18/2015
Edward William L. Ledford 1/9/1926-8/20/2014
Carl Ryan 7/9/1918-8/19/2014
Clark Carriger 2/11/1935-7/16/2014
Don Love 8/23/1939-4/10/2014
Larry Zbinden 9/10/1948-2/11/2014
Glenn Landon 1/30/1923 - 1/27/2014
Gene Sage 10/28/1938-10/20/2013
Daniel Hastings 8/18/1946-8/15/2013
Lynn J. Allen 4/30/1930-7/22/2013
Gordon Marcotte 12/17/1922 - 6/2/2013
William A. Christman 9/12/1921 - 1/31/2013
Fred W. Maeder 10/23/1927-11/30/2012
William D. McLane 8/30/1929–12/2/2012
Joseph Foster October 2, 2012
Victor Lossing - June 27, 2012
Edward M. Leland - 7/4/2012
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Remembering Sisters & Brothers Who Have Passed

Tom Martin 1955 - 8/19/2017
Aug 23, 2017
Tom Martin 1955-2017 Chief Tom O. Martin Black Eagle — Chief Tom O. "Tommy" Martin, 61, of Black Eagle, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Benefis Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Four Seasons Arena. There will be viewing prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Dean Thomas Marquardt 6/11/1954 - 7/15/2017
Jul 19, 2017
Dean Thomas Marquardt  Dean Thomas Marquardt, 63, passed away July 15, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Dean was born June 11, 1954 in St. Ignatius, Montana to Royal and Ruth Marquardt. He was the youngest of five siblings. He graduated from Charlo High School in 1972 before accepting a scholarship to Dillon for football.
John Joseph Doris December 27, 1917 - March 11, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
John J. Doris, age 99 of Jackson Twp., passed away peacefully Saturday, March 11, 2017 at The Village at Greenbriar, Dallas. Mr. Doris was born in Nanticoke on December 27, 1917 and was the son of the late James and Agnes Lynch Doris. John and his late wife, the former Lucy Bonko, resided in Baltimore, MD prior to moving to Jackson Twp.
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Bruce W. Hunter March 14, 1957 - May 26, 2017
Jul 19, 2017

Louis L Broadhead
May 05, 2017

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John Joseph Jurcich Jr. November 26,1927 - October 28,2016
Apr 25, 2017
Our Beloved Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Great-Great-Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Cousin, John Joseph Jurcich, Jr., passed away peacefully on the evening of Oct. 28, 2016, at the age of 88. John was born Nov. 26, 1927, in Bribir, Yugoslavia, to John (Shuster) and Milka (Ivankovich) Jurcich. At 18 months old he traveled with his parents to the United States.
Frank Bestwina September 9,1920 - February 1, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
Frank Bestwina Great Falls —Frank Bestwina, 96, of Great Falls, died peacefully of natural causes on February 1, 2017. He was born September 9, 1920 in Belt, Montana. He met his soulmate Maxine his senior year of high school, graduated, moved to Great Falls and began working for the Anaconda Company, got married, and enlisted in the army in 1942.
Carl A. Erickson February 22, 1928 - January 27, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
               GREAT FALLS —Carl A. Erickson, 88, passed away the morning of January 27, 2017 at Peace Hospice. He died how he lived, peacefully and quietly, surrounded by his family. Carl was born February 22, 1928 to Carl and Jessie Erickson in Stockett, MT.
Jason J. Silver - 4/29/1978-1/9/2017
Jan 12, 2017
Jason J. Silver, 38 Beloved husband, father, son, and brother Jason James Silver passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 9, 2017, at his home in Butte. Jason made the whole world brighter just by entering a room. His wit, random comments, and creative antics would leave everyone laughing; anyone who knew Jason had a “Jason story.
Douglas Duncan 3/10/1959-12/25/2016
Dec 27, 2016
Douglas Scott Duncan, 57 Douglas Scott Duncan, 57, of Butte died on Sunday, December 25 2016. Doug was born on March 10, 1959 in Butte to Don and Marg Duncan. He was the youngest of eight children. Doug attended McKinley Elementary School, West Junior High School, and graduated from Butte High School in 1977. Doug married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Royse, on June 07, 1980.
Orville ‘Big O’ Burger 3/30/1939 - 9/28/2016
Dec 12, 2016
Orville ‘Big O’ Burger Orville Burger (March 30, 1939 - Sept. 28, 2016) Orville “Big O” Burger of Powell, loved by many, died Sept. 28, 2016, at the age of 77 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings. Born on March 30, 1939, in Powell, he spent his childhood in Powell, and after graduation from Powell High School, entered the U.S.
Bruce Sanders 8/25/2016
Nov 07, 2016
A loving husband, fantastic father and loyal friend passed away on August 25, 2016 at his home while doing one of many things he love to do; planning a 2-month four wheeling adventure. He was a true patriot to his country, an extremely hard worker and irreplaceable friend to all who had the honor of knowing him. He will be sorely missed.
Walter J. Ely 5/31/1923 - 7/28/2016
Sep 08, 2016
On July 28, 2016 Walter J. Ely beloved husband of 74 years to Dorothy Ely; devoted father of Richard Ely and his wife Marlyn, Dorothy Sullivan and her husband Carl, and Carol Scharoun and her husband Louis; dear brother of Eugene Ely and the late Charles and Edward Ely and Catherine Cavey; also survived by 6 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Lloyd Tessman 5/21/1923-4/28/2016
Aug 12, 2016
Lloyd Tessman 1923 - 2016 Lloyd Tessman Great Falls - Lloyd L. Tessman, 92, of Great Falls, passed away on April 28, 2016 at Great Falls Clinic. Per Lloyd's wishes, he will be entombed next to his wife Gladys, at Hillcrest Mausoleum. He is survived by his son, Donald Tessman of Great Falls.
Daniel "Neal" Thompson 11/29/1930-7/26/2016
Aug 12, 2016
1930 - 2016 Daniel "Neal" Thompson Missoula - Daniel O'Neal Thompson, 85 of Great Falls, passed away July 26 at 2am in his home in Lolo, Montana in the presence of his entire family. Son of Fred O'Neal Thompson and Ann Ferda Workman of Highwood Creek. Daniel worked as an electrician for Boeing for thirty years.
James J. Zenahlik 3/19/1937-2/1/2016
Feb 04, 2016
James J. Zenahlik, 78, passed into the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on Feb. 1, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family. James was born on March 19, 1937, in Portland, Maine to James Joseph Sr. and Juanita Zenahlik. Upon graduation from Deering High School he served in the Marines followed by enlisting and serving in the Navy.
Henry Enochson 5/9/1929-11/30/2015
Jan 16, 2016
Henry L. (Hank) Enochson Great Falls —Henry L (Hank) Enochson passed away November 30, 2015 from natural causes. Visitation is one hour prior to the Funeral Service on Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 AM in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Hillcrest Mausoleum.
John R. Edgar 11/27/1932-11/28/2015
Jan 11, 2016

John R. Edgar (1932 - 2015)



Great Falls Montana — John R. Edgar, 83, of Great Falls passed away November 28, 2015 in his home. Per his request there will be no services. John was born November 27, 1932 in Philipsburg MT and raised in Butte MT.

John was a proud member of the Butte High Football team during his high school years. He was a veteran serving in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was an electrician by trade and a lifelong member the IBEW. He also was the electrical inspector for the City of Great Falls until his retirement. He raised Labrador retrievers along with his wife, Joan, and spent many weekends at retriever trials.

John is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joan (Holland) Edgar, his sons, Gerald (Vicki) Edgar of Bath, ME, John E (Susan) Edgar of Kansas City, MO, his daughter Sherri (Mike) Walstad of Chester, MT, grandchildren Brian R Gleason, Shannon Gleason, Amanda (Jason) Braun of Chesapeake, VA, Keely (John) Diekemper of Virginia Beach, VA, Shea (Ari) Edgar of New Castle, ME, Stacee (Dru) Lyders of Tucson, AZ and Patrick (Gaylen) Walstad of Billings, MT and many great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Roberta Gleason, his parents Emmett and Elizabeth Edgar and his sisters, Mary Dixon and Frances Marsenich.

Memorials may be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Columbarium Fund, 201 44th St South, Great Falls, MT 59405, St Vincent DePaul, St Ann's Kitchen or donor's choice.

Jay Merlin Patton 7/14/1936-12/17/2015
Jan 08, 2016
Jay Merlin Patton GREAT FALLS —Jay Merlin Patton passed away December 17 at Peace Hospice after a short illness. Jay was born July 14, 1936 in Great Falls. He graduated from Great Falls High School. He was a saddle maker and later became a journeyman electrician and worked for the ACM until it closed. He retired from Enterprise Electric.
Leonard "Skip" Bobbett (November 1918 – 5/5/2015)
Sep 08, 2015
Leonard "Skip" Bobbett (November 1918 – 5/5/2015) Great Falls - Skip Bobbett passed away May 5, 2015 at the age of 96. He was born in Great Falls, in November 1918, to Andrew and Martha Bobbett. He lived his life on the west side of Great Falls and had many adventures to tell about from growing up in early Great Falls.
Delbert Duane Jokela 10/17/1933 - 7/2/2015
Aug 28, 2015
Delbert Duane Jokela, age 81, of Glendive, Montana, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Glendive with Pastor Greg Lucido officiating. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.
William Peter Hogart 9/4/1941 - 8/14/2015
Aug 28, 2015
William Peter Hogart, 73 AUGUST 15, 2015 4:12 PM William Peter Hogart (Bill for short) was born on September 4, 1941 to Helen and Randall Hogart. Mr. Hogart passed away Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. He lived in the Dublin Gulch with his brothers — Dan, Timmy, and late brother Jack (Hoagie) — and Margie, who he considered a sister. He attended St.
Evert R. Hetland 9/6/1939 - 8/7/2015
Aug 24, 2015
Evert R. Hetland AUGUST 11, 2015 3:00 AM Evert R. Hetland August 7, 2015, The Lord has opened the Gates of Heaven, for His son, Evert Ronald Hetland. Evert was born and raised in Anaconda, MT, on September 6, 1939. In 1960, he married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Ann Ehni. They were married for over 55 years and were each other’s best friend.
Charles H. Eickmeyer -7/12/2015
Aug 09, 2015
Charles H. Eickmeyer went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2015, after an extended illness. He was a career man with the Navy. His military years started early on with National Guard and soon extended into Navy life. The most outstanding time frame was when he was accepted for Nuclear Training Schools. He had a growing family and so we were brought to Montana and lived with his parents.
LeRoy Michalson 11/28/1921-5/19/2015
Aug 09, 2015
LeRoy John “Mike” Michalson, 93, of Helena passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Helena. LeRoy was born in Velva, North Dakota, on Nov. 28, 1921, to John and Lillian (Norberg) Michalson. He received his education in northeastern Montana. He enlisted into the United States Army Sep. 10, 1938. He entered on Sept.
Delbert Peck 2/9/1936-4/22/2015
May 16, 2015
Delbert Peck, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Great Falls. A vigil service will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at O’Connor Memorial Chapel.  Funeral liturgy will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Delbert was born February 9, 1936 in Polson, MT to LeRoy and Julia Peck.
Delbert Peck 2/9/1936-4/22/2015
May 16, 2015
Delbert Peck, 79, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Great Falls. A vigil service will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at O’Connor Memorial Chapel.  Funeral liturgy will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Delbert was born February 9, 1936 in Polson, MT to LeRoy and Julia Peck.
Bill Foley 6/6/1925 - 2/12/2015
Feb 23, 2015
Bill Foley, 89 William Joseph “Bill” Foley, 89, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at the Butte Care and Rehabilitation Center. Bill was born in Butte on June 6, 1925, the son of George “Mick” and Julia (Powers) Foley. He attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School and Boys Central High School before serving in the Navy from 1943-47.
William 'OZ' John Osborne Jr., 5/29/1939-1/18/2015
Feb 05, 2015
William 'OZ' John Osborne Jr., 75 Mr. William “OZ” John Osborne Jr., 75, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, after a brief illness, with his loving family by his side. Bill was the first-born child to John and Betty (Hawkins) Osborne on May 29, 1939, in Butte. He would be joined by his two sisters, Karen and Jonnibeth and a baby brother, Steve.
Edward William L. Ledford 1/9/1926-8/20/2014
Oct 07, 2014
Edward William L. Ledford ~ Boiling Spring Lakes Edward William L. Ledford went home to be with his Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, on August 20, 2014. He was a faithful servant of God who was concerned for the souls of others. Born in Waynesville, North Carolina on January 9, 1926, he was the son of the late Delmar E. and Blonnie Ledford.
Carl Ryan 7/9/1918-8/19/2014
Sep 16, 2014
Carl John Ryan  (Age 96)  Carl passed away on August 19, at Hospice House in Spokane. Born to Steve and Helen Ryan on July 9, 1918 in Butte, MT, he was raised and spent most of his life in Butte, before moving to Liberty Lake, WA with his wife, Mary, in 2001. Carl graduated from Butte High School and served five years in the Army during World War II.
Clark Carriger 2/11/1935-7/16/2014
Aug 07, 2014
Clark Carriger 2/11/1935-7/16/2014 Clark Carriger, 79, passed away at St. James Hospital in the afternoon of July 16, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Clark was born February 11, 1935, to Fredrick Jackson Carriger and Helena Katherine Sennett. He attended Butte schools and graduated from Butte High School in 1953. He married Marlene Bertrand on March 23, 1958.
Don Love 8/23/1939-4/10/2014
Apr 23, 2014
      Donald Scott Love Jr., 74, returned to his Heavenly Father and eternal family on April 10, 2014 in Ogden, Utah. Don passed away peacefully with family surrounding him following heart surgery. Don was born August 23, 1939, in Philadelphia, Penn., of goodly parents Donald and Harriett (Sowers) Love. He was the oldest of four boys. Don attended schools in Philadelphia.
Larry Zbinden 9/10/1948-2/11/2014
Feb 18, 2014
Larry G. Zbinden Great Falls — Larry Gene Zbinden, 65, a retired electrician and United States Navy veteran, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Peace Hospice from cancer. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:30 am at First Congregational UCC. O'Connor Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Glenn Landon 1/30/1923 - 1/27/2014
Jan 31, 2014
Glenn Landon, 90 Glenn Annisfor Landon, 90, died Monday morning, Jan. 27, 2014, at Copper Ridge Health and Rehab Center after living a long, full life, surrounded by loving family. He was born in Manitoba, Mich., on Jan. 30, 1923, to Royal and Margret Landon. On May 15, 1946, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Pacheco Landon in Butte.
Gene Sage 10/28/1938-10/20/2013
Oct 29, 2013
Gene Sage, 74 On Oct. 28, 1938, Gene Clifford Sage was joyfully welcomed by Ada Pearl (Costner) and Gene Elmer Sage as the first of their children in Fresno, Calif. After a determined battle with cancer, Gene lost the fight on Oct. 20, 2013.
Daniel Hastings 8/18/1946-8/15/2013
Aug 19, 2013
Daniel Hastings, 66 STEVENSVILLE – Daniel “Dan” E. Hastings died suddenly and unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on Aug. 15, 2013, three days short of his 67th birthday. He was born Aug. 18, 1946, the eldest of nine in Butte America, to Ed and Ann (O’Gara) Hastings. He attended St.
Lynn J. Allen 4/30/1930-7/22/2013
Aug 06, 2013
Lynn Allen passed away in St. James Healthcare on July 22, 2013, at the age of 83. Lynn was born to Mack and Tressa (Tidwell) Allen in Anaconda on April 30, 1930. Lynn attended school in Anaconda where he was active in boxing and football, but the sport that remained near and dear to his heart was baseball.
Gordon Marcotte 12/17/1922 - 6/2/2013
Jul 12, 2013
Gordon Marcotte, aged 90 years, passed away Monday June 2, 2013. Born in Missoula on December 17, 1922. Graduated from Anaconda High school in 1943, Served with the US Navy in World War II in the Pacific Theater. Gordon became a member of IBEW 200 (Anaconda) on March 5, 1946 then a member of IBEW 623 (Butte) with the merger in 1973. He was a 65 year member.
William A. Christman 9/12/1921 - 1/31/2013
Feb 04, 2013
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Fred W. Maeder 10/23/1927-11/30/2012
Dec 04, 2012
Fred W. Maeder, 85, of Great Falls, died of emphysema Friday, Nov. 30, at a local nursing home. At his request, no services are being held. Schnider Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  Fred was born on Oct. 23, 1927 to John and Naomia (Bullard) Maeder. He attended school at Hugesville and Denton.
William D. McLane 8/30/1929–12/2/2012
Dec 04, 2012
In memory of William D. McLane August 30, 1929 – December 2, 2012 William Dale ‘Bill’ McLane, age 83, of Helena, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012 at a local care facility. Bill was born August 30, 1929 in Townsend, MT to William E. ‘Ed’ and Dorothy E. ‘Dot’ (Lawver) McLane.
Joseph Foster October 2, 2012
Oct 02, 2012
Joseph Wayne Foster January 1, 1936 – October 2, 2012  Joseph Wayne Foster passed away on October 2, 2012 due to complications from a lengthy illness.  Joe was born on January 1, 1936 to Joseph Henry Foster and Stella Mae (Smith) Foster in Three Forks, Montana. This is where he was raised, attended school and graduated in 1955.
Victor Lossing - June 27, 2012
Aug 30, 2012
 Victor Lossing, a former Havre resident, died June 27, 2012, at Kingman Regional Medical Center Hospice in Kingman, Ariz. He was born Oct. 29, 1926, in Redstone, Mont. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving from 1944 to 1946. He was honorably discharged as an electrician's mate third class on May 18, 1946.
Edward M. Leland - 7/4/2012
Aug 30, 2012
Edward M. Leland  BELT — Edward Martin “Marty” Leland, 58, of Belt, died of natural causes Wednesday, July 4, at Peace Hospice of Montana. A celebration of life is 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at 598 Armington Road in Belt. Cremation will take place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home and Crematory.  Marty was born Oct.


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