Roger “Rod” Adair Hibbs peacefully passed away in the arms of his loving spouse, Caen Bly, and his son, Rodney Hibbs, at Logan Health-Cut Bank in Cut Bank, Mont., on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Roger was 86 years of age at the time of his passing.

Barbara Skeslien passed away on Oct. 2, 2021, with family at her side at the Hospice House in Great Falls. No service is planned at this time.

Claire “Jean” Honodel, 88, of Missoula, Mont., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at the Village Senior Residence. A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Shelby Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

In Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Jan. 5, 1938, a beautiful perfect baby girl was born to Paul and Re Ella Dredge, Cherye Lee (Dredge) Peterson. This spring (2021) she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Cherye was cared for at home until the end. She said she wanted to die at home. She was taken car…

Michael Stoltz, 80, of Albany, Ore., passed away at home surrounded by his children, Rhonda, DeNel, Craig and Shawna, and his beloved partner Gladys Hardin. Mike remained active until the last months of his very full life. 

Elroy Alfred Eberhardt, 88, passed Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, in Cut Bank, Mont.  Graveside services with military honors will be Saturday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Crown Hill Cemetery.  Luncheon to follow at the Garden of Eat-In in downtown Cut Bank.

Berna Lynne Herschman, 82, of Cut Bank, Mont., passed away Oct. 14, 2021, at the hospice house in Great Falls, Mont., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Thomas Ray Lakey, 80, passed away peacefully on Oct. 13, 2021, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Mont., surrounded by his loving family. Memorial services were held Monday, Oct. 18, at Whitlash Church.

 Jean Carol Gilbert passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, following complications from a  stroke she suffered in August. 

Reno Nick Roncco, a beloved father and grandfather, passed away on Oct. 10, 2021, at his home in Cut Bank, Mont. He was 66-years-old. A memorial service has not been scheduled at this time and the family will gather to celebrate and honor his life when conditions are more favorable for large…

Mark Evan Wood, 71, passed on Sept. 30, 2021. Graveside services will be held Friday, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m., at Riverside Cemetery in Fort Benton, Mont.

Joyce Irene Grinde, 83, passed away on Sept. 29, 2021, in Columbia Falls, Mont., three months after her beloved husband of 63 years, Jim, passed away June 30, 2021. No funeral is planned, a celebration will be held for family and friends at a later time. Donations can be made to the North Va…

Jean Lucille (Potter) Gordon, 91, passed Oct. 5, 2021. Funeral services will be Saturday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m., at New Life Church in Shelby, Mont.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved sister, aunt and friend, Victoria (Vicki) Lynn Peterschick, age 72, on Oct. 3, 2021, at Logan Health in Shelby, Mont. A Celebration of Life will be held at later date.

Wesley Larson, 49, of Sidney, Mont., died Sept. 28, 2021, of Covid-19. Deceased parents are Marlin “Slim” and Jean Ann (Cook) Larson.

Claire Ann Worth, 61, passed away surrounded by family on Aug. 24, 2020, after a battle with cancer. 

Mary Kay (Gaffke) Tack, 80, of Conrad and Valier, Mont., went to the Lord on Friday April 10, 2020, after an extended stay at the Pondera Medical Extended Center.

On Sept. 24, 2021, Loy Marie Hart, age 78, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away from complications from Huntington’s Disease at her home in Deer Lodge, Mont., with her loving and devoted husband, Larry, at her side. Loy is now at home with her Lord and Savi…

Floyd W. Danbrook, 78, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at the Benefis Hospital. At his request cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate his life was held on Friday, Oct. 1 at the Geraldine Community Church. 

Gary Alden Monroe Sr., 80 years old, from Browning, Mont., passed away peacefully in his sleep at Benefis Health Care in Great Falls, Mont., on Aug. 12, 2021. 

Barbara Skeslien passed away on Oct. 2, 2021, with family at her side at the Hospice House in Great Falls. No service is planned at this time.

Joe Michael “Mike” Halvorson, 62, of Choctaw, Okla., passed away of Covid-19 on Sept. 11, 2021. A celebration of life was held on Sept. 18 at Bible Baptist Church in Choctaw.

Our mother, Beverly “Bev” Jean (Durward) Tafel-meyer peacefully joined her Lord on Sept. 17, 2021. 

Leonard Lee IronPipe, 73, passed away at Blackfeet Community Hospital in Browning, Mont. on Aug. 10, 2021. 

We lost our sweet Rog, much too soon, on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021,  after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. He was 66. Rog passed away peacefully surrounded by his family in Billings, Mont.

 Robert Harold Tromblee Sr., 83, U.S. Air Force veteran, passed peacefully on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Mont. No services are planned at this time.

Claire Ann Worth, 61, passed away surrounded by family on Aug. 24, 2020, after a battle with cancer. She was known as “Cissy” to family and friends. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. where Cissy will be laid to rest next to her mom at Willow Creek Cemetery.

Zakary Jay Kittson, 22, of Browning, Mont., made his journey early on the morning of Sept. 20, 2021. 

Floyd W. Danbrook, 78, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at the Benefis Hospital. At his request cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1,  at the Geraldine Community Church. 

There will be a Celebration of Life for Mary Christiaens on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Cut Bank Moose Lodge.

Mark Alexander Olson, 68, of Great Falls, Mont., passed away after a long-fought battle with cancer on Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Malina Jane Donovan, 85, a life-long resident of Shelby, Mont., passed away on Sunday morning, Sept. 12, 2021 at the Logan Health-Conrad hospital after suffering a severe stroke. 

Opal Larson, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Shelby on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at 11 a.m. A reception will be held at the church following the service. Lunch will be served. 

Donald A. Johannsen was born on Nov. 13, 1934, and passed away peacefully on the morning of Aug. 31, 2021. A private Memorial Service will be held in California and his ashes will be returned to Montana at a later date.

Marjorie (Margie) Tuma peacefully passed away at the age of 92 on Sept. 16, 2021 in the comfort of her home. Before her passing she led an active, vibrant life living at Buffalo Hill Terrace.

Memorial service with military honors for Mike Harwood, 72, will be Friday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. at Veteran Memorial Flag and Park in Shelby. A reception at Clark’s Family Restaurant will follow the service.

Karen Broadhead Howard, 66, passed away Aug. 29., 2021, of natural causes at Infinity Hospice Care, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Donald Baney, age 72, of Shelby, Mont. passed away at home on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. A viewing was held on Friday, Sept. 10, and a funeral service took place on Saturday, Sept. 11, at St. William’s Catholic Church in Shelby, followed by military honors and committal at Mountain View Cemetery.

Ernest Gerald “Jerry” Stomsvik, 87, made his way to Heaven’s gate in the early morning of Aug, 26, 2021 at St. James Hospital, in Butte, Mont.

Walter Russell Kolstad, 82, of Galata, Mont. passed away on Aug. 23, 2021, at the Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Mont. after a valiant struggle against Parkinson’s Disease.

Jim E. Powers, 92, passed away on Aug. 29, 2021, in Conrad, Mont. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 2, at United Methodist Church in Valier, Mont. 

Eugene (Gene) Emerson Stoltz, 93, of Valier, Mont., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at Logan Health Conrad.

John A. Wurz, 96, of Eagle Creek Colony, passed away at 2 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2021, with his family at his side. 

A Celebration of Life for Ernest C. Porter, 87, of Shelby, Mont., will be Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. at Whitted Funeral Chapel Shelby. A reception at the Shelby Senior Center will follow service. 

Ernest “Ernie” Porter, 87, passed away from complications of dementia on Aug. 19, 2021, at Logan Healthcare Cut Bank. A service of remembrance will be held later this month. Details will be announced at later date. 

Eileen (Nordtome) Franson Albright, 74, passed into the loving arms of her Savior, Aug. 21, 2021, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Shelby. Burial will follow in Chester Cemetery.

Helen Sue Bunce, 79, of Titusville, Fla., our beautiful and cheerful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, and friend was born into eternal life on Aug. 19, 2021.