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.

Allen “Pete” Fassett, 83, passed away at his home on Aug. 21, 2021, after a lengthy cancer battle. At Allen’s request, no services will be held.

“I got news for you.” On Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, Luana Johnson was reunited with her mother Audrey “Pat” McCort, father Heinz Starke, and brothers Rick Starke and Ronnie Loveall. Luana was also met at the gates of heaven by her sister-in-law Diana Clark and mother-in-law Joanne Johnson. 

Richard Scott Grosser, 63, of Cut Bank, Mont., passed away Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021 at Benefis Hospital. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 9 West Main St. in Cut Bank. 

Mary Ann Calf Looking, 62, was born on Dec. 21, 1958 to Francis Calf Looking, Sr. and Pauline Upham. She passed on Aug. 10, 2021, in Seattle, Wash. 

Daniel Audet, 56, passed on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. A celebration of life was held Monday, Aug. 23, at the Cut Bank Moose Lodge.

Elizabeth Jean Dundas passed away peacefully at her home in Mechanicsville, Va., on Aug. 8, 2021. Her wish was to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband, which will occur at a later date.

Bonnie L. Morris, 67, passed away in Browning on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s issue.

Jarden Henry (J.H.) Gilbert passed away suddenly Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 and is finally at peace after ten years of “living” with Alzheimer’s disease.

Mr. David Brian Dunk, 74, of Snyder, Texas, died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2020. A graveside service with military honors for David, formerly of Sunburst, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at the Sunburst Cemetery, starting at 11 a.m. A lunch will follow at the Sunburst Methodist Church Hall.

Family and friends of Bill Pruet are invited to join us at Clark’s Family Restaurant in Shelby on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., for a final farewell, to share memories, love and laughter.

Mary Helen (Kiehlbauch) Mielke, 91, of Sunburst, Mont. passed away of natural causes at the Marias Care Center on July 25, 2021. A service will be held Aug. 13, at 2 p.m., at the Sunburst Methodist Church with a luncheon at the church to follow burial.

It was Sunday morning on Aug. 1, 2021, precisely at sunrise, first day of harvest at Bradley Farms, when Don Bradley passed away in Cut Bank, Mont. He was surrounded by his puppy, Pepper, and his two kids holding his hands, as he said his final goodbye. Graveside services were Thursday, Aug.…

Ann Alice Ragan Kirksey, age 95, was called to her Heavenly home on Aug. 6, 2021, after a long journey that took her through the valley of dementia. 

Mary Ellen McCormick passed away in Napa, Calif. on Jan. 18, 2021, from an acute form of leukemia, complicated by COVID-19.

A memorial service for Mary H. Mielke, 91, will be Friday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m., at the Sunburst Methodist Church in Sunburst, Mont.

Lifelong Cut Bank resident Don Bradley passed away peacefully at sunrise on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Cut Bank, Mont., at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5. A lunch reception will follow at the Cut Bank Golf and Country Club. 

Memorial services for Teresa M. Dumas, 97, will be held Saturday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m., at St. William’s Catholic Church in Shelby, Mont.

On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Leo Anton Bachmeier, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away of natural causes at the Glacier Care Center in Cut Bank. He was 89.

LeRoy “Lee” Stratman, 78, originally from Shelby, passed away Monday, July 2, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn.There will be a graveside service on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, starting at 10 a.m., at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby. Afterwards, friends and family are invited to the Alibi Lounge for foo…

Kelly Earl Mothershead was found dead in his home on July 29, 2021.  There will be a public viewing/wake in the parlor at his home Certain Creek Ranch, 72 Sweetgrass Hills Rd., Sweetgrass, Mont., on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 4-9 p.m.

Carolyn “Baby” Lake Barnes, 78, passed away on Jan. 24, 2021, after a brief illness in Kingman, Ariz. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Cut Bank, Mont.

Kenneth J. Ross, 80, of Helena, Mont., passed away July 25, 2021.  Viewing will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home, 3750 N. Montana Ave., in Helena.  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 at Helena First Assembly of G…

Donald Steven Porter, age 64, died July 8, 2021, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., due to a massive stroke. Graveside services were held on July 17 at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby.

Graveside services for Diane L. Larson, who passed away Nov. 23, 2014, will be held on Friday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery in Cut Bank. Friends and family are welcome to attend.

Vicki Ann Atwood Sparks passed away due to complications from heart surgery at St. Patrick’s hospital in Missoula, Mont., on July 18, 2021. This was very unexpected. Private services will be held at a later date in Silver Star in Montana.

Pam Faulhaber passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones in her home on Monday, July 19, 2021 losing the battle with cancer. At this time, her family is not planning a funeral but a Celebration of Life to be announced and held at a later date.

The family of Richard DeKay would like to invite you to come honor Rich’s life and share your memories on Thursday, July 29 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the back room of The Den. Rich passed suddenly on Jan. 17, 2021.

The family of Richard DeKay would like to invite you to come honor Rich’s life and share your memories on Thursday, July 29 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the back room of The Den. Rich passed suddenly on Jan. 17, 2021.

On June 10, 2021, Melvina “Bing” Johnson, 85, passed away. A Celebration of Life has taken place in Babb.

Russell Holman Black passed away, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in his home in Troutdale, Ore., surrounded by his family while watching a Seattle Mariners game. Russell was 82 years old. 

Donald Stephen Porter, age 64, died July 8, 2021, at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., due to a massive stroke. Graveside services were held on July 17 at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby.

Mark Edwin Christensen went to be with his Heavenly Father on Oct. 13, 2020, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He left much too soon and far too quickly, but by God’s great mercy and grace, he didn’t suffer for long. A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church in Sunbur…

William (Bill) Henry Townshend of Citrus Heights, Calif., passed away July 3, 2021, at the age of 80.

James (Jim) Grinde, age 85, passed away from natural causes in Whitefish Mont. No funeral is planned, a celebration will be held for family and friends at a later time.

Irene E. Stower, 102, of Great Falls, and formerly of Lewistown, passed away Wednesday morning, June 16, 2021, in Goldstone Assisted Living in Great Falls of natural causes. No services will be held for Irene, cremation has taken place and committal will be in the Valley View Cemetery in She…

Donald Stephen Porter passed away on July 8, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. A graveside service will take place on Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m., at Mountain View Cemetery in Shelby.